Due to a bit of prodding at the hands of @solilunar I
reexamined my answer to this anon ask:
Question: if Capricorn
symbolises the father etc. why is it a feminine sign?
and found that the information I had was based off of a
mistranslation of Ptolemaic work that has been corrected over the years. While I
don’t think that deleting the post will help in this situation, I’m going to
edit the original to reflect my thoughts on the situation in light of the fact that
I was wrong. I’m not the type to run away from my mistakes or try to sweep them
under the rug. I’m human and I can’t be perfect all of the time/I certainly don’t
expect that of others so I wouldn’t want them to expect it of me. I really am
trying my best to be helpful with this blog though so I’ll continue to provide
the knowledge that I have. My amended answer is as follows:
There is an important distinction here that I think should
be made, and that is that the so called “alphabet” system of sign, house, and
planetary association is a relatively new invention that only exists in the
modern tradition of astrology. While Saturn
can indeed indicate the dominant/authoritative parent (which can be male or
female), and the 10th House
can show us the way in which we approach the super ego, I personally think it
is a mistake to say that Capricorn symbolizes the father. As an earth sign (which
along with water signs comprise the feminine half of the Zodiac) we see a
tendency towards introversion, self-reflection, and there is a love of tradition
and the past which you simply don’t see in the masculine signs. Even though
you may see more active and enterprising characteristics through its cardinal nature, the
quality of its energy is feminine due to its alignment with the earth element.
**I stand by my association of Capricorn and Mother through
the hard-ass moms out there though.
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Barnes, James B. The Night War: The Wartime Memoirs of a Howling Commando. Ed. Harold Miller. 60th Anniversary ed. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. Print.
Jack Bilbo: An Autobiography. Jack Bilbo. London, The Modern Art Gallery Ltd. (1948). First edition. Original dust jacket.
Carries a subtitle that sums up the man and his life: “The first forty years of the complete and intimate life-story of an Artist, Author, Sculptor, Art Dealer, Philosopher, Psychologist, Traveller and a Modernist Fighter for Humanity.” As self declarations go this takes some beating, and the autobiography itself (the resemblance of much of which to adventure fiction is probably not entirely coincidental) is nothing if not readable.
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