RE: [AstroLife] Transition/Transformation Assistant
>I would look for a prominent Leo-Aquarius axis; in ancient Orphic andHi Diana, thanks for answering ...
>Platonic doctrine, the Cancer Crab was the gate of entry into
>incarnation, the Capricornus Sea-Goat was the Gate of the Soul's Return
>to the cosmos.
I understand what you said above.
>These figures are nowAre you saying that those who would assist those who are going through death
>tropical Leo and tropical Aquarius. Actually, the last degrees of
>tropical Cancer are still in the sidereal Crab - so the incarnation end
>of it is about 27 Cancer to 25 Leo.
to accompany them to meet those on the other side would have an emphasis on
of the Soul's Return, or Capricorn? thanX
That's my guess, Fay. Not the sign of Capricorn, but the figure of
is now all tropical Aquarius.
I wrote this for the Uranian Society Newsletter, March 1997
Capricornus, the amphibious Sea-Goat, dweller at the shoreline twixt matter
and spirit, has guarded the Gate of the Return of Souls throughout mankind's
sojourn on Earth. In ancient Orphic and Platonic doctrine, the Sea-Goat was
the Gate of the Gods, "wherein the souls of men, when released from
corporeity, ascended to heaven through its stars." Porphyry, in "In the
Caves of the Nymphs" (ca 300 CE) stated that "souls that descend from the
heavens to become incarnate on Earth pass through the celestial gate of
Cancer*, and upon completion of their life cycle they return to the heavens
through the gate of Capricornus*."
In a delicious example of serendipitous happenstance, a Cycles & Symbols
Conference with the theme "The Return of the Soul to the Cosmos" was held on
February 14-16, 1997 when Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, and the
Sun were all transiting this small, age-old Guardian of the Gate (now
Not only is it the Gate of Return, but it seems to be a Portal of Angels!
Mohammed, Joan of Arc, Swedenborg, Joseph Smith, St Bernadette, passionate
visionaries who had conversed with saints and angels, all were born with
planets in the stars of the original sky-figure of Capricornus! Muhammad,
born with a Mercury-Admetus conjunction at the Gate of Return, often
withdrew to Mt Hira to meditate and pray; his life was changed forever when
the archangel Gabriel appeared, grasped him by the throat and commanded him
to repeat the sacred words of God. Joan of Arc was born with the Sun in the
Sea-Goat; when she had reached her 13th birthday and began to receive
saintly visitations, Poseidon had come to conjunct her natal Sun. Emanuel
Swedenborg, the brilliant Swedish scientist and visionary, was born with
Zeus, Mercury, Vulcanus, & Sun in the Sea-Goat. In his 35th year when Uranus
came to his natal Zeus, he experienced illuminations leading to a divine
sense of spiritual perception; he saw visions, received revelations, and
conversed directly with angels. St Bernadette was 14 when the Virgin Mary
appeared to her; she had been born with Saturn, Mercury, Venus, MC, Admetus,
Neptune and Jupiter transiting Capricornus, and on the day of her 1st
vision, Moon, Mercury, Chiron, Venus, Sun and Admetus were at the Gate.
Joseph Smith, born with Admetus, Moon, Kronos and Venus in the Sea-Goat, was
visited by an angel at the age of 17, which led him to found The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons). On the night of the angel's
visit, Kronos in Capricornus had come to trine his natal Uranus, co-ruler of
his 9th, and Admetus (still in the Gate) sextiled his MC. When three young
peasant children beheld the Virgin at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, Juno, the
Moon, and Uranus were here.
It was when Uranus recently reached the stars of Capricornus that the world
suddenly was awash in angels; angel lore, angel dolls, angel books, angel
films, all inundate the collective conscious. The ancient Guardian of
Heaven's Gate not only draws us back home at the end of our sojourns, but
ushers in celestial visitors as well. Now I understand why ancient cuneiform
inscriptions called this small, strange, humble little figure "Father of
*(i.e. the original figure of the Crab, which runs from about 26 Cancer to
21 Leo in tropical degrees, and the original Sea-Goat, which is now
approximately 28 Capricorn to 29 Aquarius).
I must have copied this from somewhere - don't remember:
Porphyry, a Neo Platonist of the 13th century writes in his essay "On the
cave of the Nymphs" that the ancient philosophers insist that in the
heavens there are 2 Gates. Is is the reason why the Romans celebrated their
Saturnalia, when the Sun is in Capricorn and why during this festivity the
slaves wear the sandals of those who are free: "the legislator obscurely
signified by this ceremony, that, through this gate of heavens, those who
are born slaves will be liberated through the Saturnian Festival, and the
house attributed to Saturn, that is, Capricorn, when they live again, and
return to the fountain of life"
should be 3rd century