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Chart of the moment: 24-Nov-2012 @ 21:11UT

Sun Sag 3° ☌ Coelestina Sag 3° ☌ Tantalus Sag 2° ☌ Horus Sag 1° ☌ Orchis Sag 0°

Sun/Tantalus declination [+][+]
Sun 16°25'32"N ☍ Tantalus 16°25'32"S
05-May-2012 @ 10:04UT

Tantalus goes way out of bounds

Sun/Tantalus conjunction
06-May-2012 @ 00:10UT, Taurus 15°

Out of Bounds & Orchis Resonance

Sun/Horus conjunction
22-Nov-2012 @ 07:24UT

Sun/Horus Declination
Sun 23°3'33"S ☌ Horus 23°46'42"S
0°43'9" separation 11-Dec-2012 @ 15:25UT
Sun Sag 20°, Tantalus Sag 9°

time by the forelock
Sagittarius 20-21° - A Child And A Dog Wearing Borrowed Eyeglasses
Sagittarius 9-10° - A Theatrical Representation Of A Golden-Haired Goddess Of Opportunity

13°12' Sagittarius

at solstices sun reaches max 23°26' declination
at equinoxes sun at 0°

Seasons and Ecliptic Simulator


The Mytho-Empiricism of Gnosticism: Triumph of the Vanquished
The Myth Of Tantalus: A Scaffolding For An Ontological Personality Theory
Shlomo Giora Shoham
At any given moment of our lives there is a disjuncture, a gap between our desire for participation and the subjectively defined distance from our participatory aims. We have denoted this gap as the Tantalus Ratio, after the Olympian demigod who, whenever he reached for a fruit, saw it whirled out of his reach by a gust of wind, and whenever he bent down to drink from a seemingly fresh and sparkling stream of water, discovered it to be mud. Even if he succeeded in scooping up some water in his palm, it dripped through his fingers before it could cool his parched lips.

The Sabian Symbols—An Astrological Mandala
Dane Rudhyar


(Cancer 1° to Cancer 15°)



KEYNOTE: An instinctual dedication of self to new forms of life.

The original symbol (which was subsequently altered) spoke here of "game birds"; thus we deal with spiritual forces (birds) placed within a social context. As in the symbol for Cancer 1° we see here the beginning of a process; action is definitely oriented toward the future. A new wave of life is starting and a concrete - and no longer symbolical - preparation is made for it. At a social level - we can speak of the pioneering efforts dedicated to the building of a new culture, new institutions.

This is the first stage of the twentieth five-fold sequence. It reveals a preparation for rebirth, and a significant note is sounded by the mention of game birds. What is being built is instinctively - but not yet consciously - offered to a higher level of consciousness. The young-to-be are potential sacrifices to feed human beings. Just as tribal men sacrificed virgins to satisfy the gods. Already the meaning of the second half of the cycle (the first degree of Libra, for instance) is implied, just as the entire social process is implied in the formalism of the marriage ceremony. An appropriate key would be SYMBIOSIS, i.e. a deep unconscious cooperation between different levels of existence, the "animal" level producing lives for the sake of the "human."