4 of Disks – Reconciling/Practical
(9 of Earth, 72=7+2=9)
Astrology: Ceres in Capricorn
Time: 12 January – 20 January
(3rd decan of Capricorn)
10th House, House of Social Status (Kingdom)
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
9 of Diamonds (9 of Earth)
As Ceres enters Capricorn, be prepared to be weirded out a little in the nurturing department. For such a strong maternal energy, Ceres goes through a complete antithesis in this sign. Rather than operating from a natural, instinctive place she instead goes about the business of nurturance as if she’s clunking her way down a shortlist left for her by someone else’s mother on her own fridge.
It’s the Standard Operating Procedure to Mothering 101. Of course we know it doesn’t quite work that way. It needs to come from a deeper place, as if it hurts a little and it needs to be personal. And let’s be straight here, it’s not like she doesn’t care – she actually wants to get it right so badly. It’s just not her ‘thing’. She just feel awkward in this role.
She’s the type who feels more comfortable with career-ended matters, not fiddling around the home, watering plants and dicing up carrots. She will nurture you by taking you out to work with her, let you sit in her office and let you observe what being successful is really all about. In fact nobody does it quite like her out there, hands down, she has the business thing all sorted. She’ll take you around the city and describe how the whole ‘society’ thing works, the bank, the parliament, the commerce and trade towers, then stop off at Gravioli’s for the cordon bleu lunch treatment, introducing you to all her fancy workpals from upstairs – some ‘real’ achievers. (Source: angstoic.com)
10th House, House of Social Status (Kingdom). Ambitions. Motivations. Career. Status in society. Government. Authority. Father or father figure. The breadwinner of the household. One’s public appearance/impression at-large audience.
The Number 12 – Ceres, Reconciling/ Practical (Earth)
– Nurturing, analytical, practical, pragmatism, reliable, systematic, attention to detail, precise, grounded, capable of self-sacrifice, independent, good organizer, creative expression, communicative, writing skills.
– Sceptical, scattered, fussy, overly reserved, obsessive, selfish, egocentric, unrealistic, caught up in detail, inflexible, interfering, too serious, argumentative.
Crowley: Power. The Four, Chesed, shows the establishment of the Universe in three dimensions, that is, below the Abyss. The generating idea is exhibited in its full material sense. The card is ruled by the Sun in Capricornus, the Sign in which he is reborn. The disks are very large and solid; the suggestion of the card is that of a fortress. This represents Law and Order, maintained by constant authority and vigilance. The disks themselves are square; revolution is very opposite to the card; and they contain the signs of the Four Ele ments. For all that, they revolve; defence is valid only when violently active. So far as it appears stationary, it is the “dead centre” of the engineer; and Capricornus is the point at which the Sun “turns again Northward”. The background is of deep azure, flecked yellow, suggesting a moat; but beyond this is a pattern of green and indigo to represent the guarded fields whose security is assured by the fortress.
In the Yi King, Sol in Capricornus is represented by the Second Hexagram, Khwan, which is the Female Principle. Compare the English word Queen, Anglo-Saxon Cwen, old Mercian Kwoen. Cognate are Icelandic Kvan, Gothic Kwens, woman. The Indo-Germanic type is g (w)eni and the Sanskrit root GwEN. Note also Cwm, coombe, and agnate words, meaning an enclosed valley, usually with water running from it. Womb—possibly a softened form?
Compare also the innumerable words, derived from the root Gas, Which imply an enclosed and fortified space. Case, castle, chest, cyst, chaste, incest and so on. The primary radicle in all this class of words is the guttural. Observe the Hebrew attributions: Gimel, the moon; Cheth, Cancer, the house of the moon; Kaph, the Wheel; Qoph, the Moon, XVIII, Guttur, the throat. Sounds so made suggest the other throat; one is the channel of respiration and nutrition, the other of reproduction and elimination.
Waite: A crowned figure, having a pentacle over his crown, clasps another with hands and arms; two pentacles are under his feet. He holds to that which he has.
The surety of possessions, cleaving to that which one has, gift, legacy, inheritance.
Reversed: Suspense, delay, opposition.
Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
9 of Diamonds – A new business deal; travel; restlessness; a change of residence.