Joan Miró1)b. 20.04.1893, Adolf Hitler2)b. 20.04.1889, Harold Lloyd3)b. 20.04.1893, Anthony Quinn4)b. 21.04.1915, Queen Elizabeth II5)b. 21.04.1926 and Iggy Pop6)b. 21.04.1947 were all born when the Sun was at the 31th zodiacal degree. They are Sun degree twins. Thus, they share the same Sun totem – the Asian elephant.
Astrological influences operate on basic physical and biological levels and equally determine bodily proportions, instinctual nature and mental dispositions. Usually, the Sun is the strongest astrological influence and has the greatest imprinting power. Generally, its contribution to the physical and mental traits of individuals is more than 50% and up to 90%. The Sun’s influence determines both the physical resemblance of the persons to their Sun degree totem, which in this case is the Asian elephant, and the resemblance between persons having the same Sun totem, i.e., born when the Sun has been on the same zodiacal degree. Our gallery illustrates this. The Sun degree also determines a great amount of the psychological characteristics of these well-known historical figures.7)The resemblance to the Asian elephant is not shown for Joan Miró.
The elephant has one extra limb in comparison to other terrestrial animals. Its trunk operates as a hand for handling and gesticulation. The Asian elephant and the persons having it for Sun degree totem have similar gestures. The Asian-elephant Sun degree offers a unique opportunity to observe the power of the totem’s action.
Note that the physical similarity becomes increasingly difficult to observe with differences in age, sex, race and species. Nevertheless, it is here for all to see. Living things including man are not merely an outgrowth of their genomes. For they are also spiritual cosmic beings, a reality to which the modern materialistic science is still totally blind.
The resemblance of these persons stems from the Sun’s zodiacal influence. Clearly, its origin is not of a material genetic origin. Observing the similarity may be an illuminating experience. One can see that there is something stable in life persisting through the ages. It is the worldly embodiment of certain universal qualities. It can be noticed in the eyes, intentions and gestures of the creatures: men or animals. Although science has not yet recognized this non-genetic cosmic imprinting, it is shown here for anyone who is able to perceive it. I wish you a happy time travel.
This is not a personal horoscope, but a brief overview of the corresponding Sun degree.
The Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus indicus, also Indian elephant) has comparatively small ears. This is the most peace-loving, gentle and tameable of elephants. It symbolizes wisdom and wealth. The Indian Elephant is quite brainy, a pragmatic philosopher giving a careful thought. It is resilient and strong, but doesn’t compel obedience. Of course, at times it will trumpet. Then everybody listens with awe. Moreover, it is very passionate, notwithstanding its apparent alienation.
The elephant strives to make things come to it, rather than going to them. Thanks to its long trunk, which serves also as an arm, it succeeds easily in this endeavor. Using its truck, it carries things to its mouth instead of chasing them, and without bending down, too. It can drop its food directly into its throat.
Weird as it may sound elephants have a very good ear for music and play keyboard instruments very well. They can also draw surprisingly well by holding the brush with their trunks. They are very dexterous and practical. People born on the degree of the Indian Elephant are brilliant at combining their artistic skills and philosophical attitude of mind with commercial talent and practicalness. They have artistic and poetic aptitudes and may be successful in arts. They are calm, sensible, and behave with dignity.
The elephant grasps and understands. Its trunk considerably benefits its mind. The elephant’s trunk is a mouth-nose turned into an arm. Or, to be more exhaustive, it is a nose-arm-throat. Correspondingly, the degree rules the throat anatomically and the elephant’s mind is practical.
The Indian-elephant person has a sophisticated and acute mind, and great physical and spiritual strength. He is dexterous, sharp and earnest. His sense of self-preservation is well–developed. A little eccentric and changeable, but with a clearly-outlined strategy in mind. He is gifted with a magical attractiveness. Always struggling for success and nothing less. He is able to employ his experience in his present affairs and to find new ways of applying old principles. The pragmatic innovator. He is apt for business, considerate, resourceful, inventive and adept.
The elephant resembles a mountain equipped with a tentacle allowing it to easily pull food to itself. The elephant’s sluggishness and low mobility are manifestations of its tendency to accumulate. He is clever, as far as the mind is a tool to spare efforts. The elephant-person is given the opportunity to gain over his own weaknesses. His mind; however, tends to be overly-focused on its own prosperity.
The degree of the Asian elephant is symbolically represented as a pure mountain stream. Just like water naturally flows down the slope, the craved things come to the thirsting. The trunk expands one’s range. It provides a more immediate access to life. The degree of the Indian elephant gives purity, genuineness and the spontaneous manifestation of true nature. It inspires, exhilarates, and predisposes to cheerfulness, creativity and clairvoyance. Some people believe that this holds especially true about the 20th Century due to the transition of the brightest star Mira from the Cetus constellation through that degree.
The accretion of the nose and the upper lip has formed the elephant’s trunk . The elephant person’s below-the-nose area is the place where the energy of his intention focuses and may become emblematic. The intention that caused the elephant’s trunk to form through evolution is the desire to smell distant objects, to pull what it likes to its mouth and to swallow it. The elephant has an impeccable sense of smell – better than that of dogs. The elephant person has an impeccable intuition, which works particularly well in practical matters.
The trunk plays a very active part in the gestural language used by elephants for communication. A stretched trunk with a lowered tip is an eloquent manifestation of the intention to take a remote thing. The Indian Elephant-person has no trunk, but reaches out mentally, so as to attain as much as possible. This prolongs his nose and shows as an intention in his eyes. Psychologically, the passion of reaching makes him far-sighted. In terms of energy, it endows him with intuition the power to enchant. Magic is probably an energy emanation that resembles the stretching of an invisible trunk.
The degree of the elephant tends to give sagging ears, sparse hair, thick skin, thick eyebrows, a relatively long nose and heavy stature. It makes fingers very weak and sensitive, and palms – very vulnerable. When emotional, the elephant-person may unusually flare his nostrils .
There are two large humps on the elephant’s crown which accommodate its well-developed cerebral hemispheres. The crown of the elephant-person is quite often tuft-like or made to look like a tuft with a hairdo or an accessory. For example, the typical hairdo of Hitler, who is a representative of that degree, falls to the side across the forehead on a head “sharpened” at the sides. This was the result of a parted haircut, which was forcedly groomed backwards. Enlarging the upper part of the head not only increases the height, but evokes veneration, too. It also shifts the proportions of the face and suggests resourcefulness and good reason, and implies prudence and wisdom. By placing crowns or kamelaukions, the lords do not only intimidate, but also evoke trust .
Moustaches do not merely symbolize manliness, animalistic primitiveness and testosterone. They symbolize great flair and have a multi-layered meaning. Moustaches are especially important in regard showing great nose, since they look like a prolongation of the nose or of nasal hair. Flair or sharp sense of smell indicates both sensitivity and foresight. Thus, on the one hand moustaches suggest frankness, honesty and directness, and on the other – insight and far-sightedness. They make the impression of a good-hearted and considerate person. They can definitely evoke trust. Therefore, moustaches are a must-have for great dictators. Big brother cannot be moustacheless.
His moustache is a proof of his good sense and ability to foresee. Hitler’s upright or askew-hanging forelock emphasizes the upper part of his head, which is relatively small, and makes him seem sensible. His moustaches and his crooked forelock have become sufficient trademarks of his persona. Together, they suggest elephantine traits such as good sense of smell and resourcefulness. They influence the subconsciousness and evoke a sense of perspicacity and far-sightedness about their holder..
Asian-elephant people gather and amass. They attract treasures, wealth and money to themselves. Well-being knocks on their door and they will never send it away. Often, they live in luxury. They are not very prolific, but are good at running their property. They are collectors and Maecenas. Many people love them. Often they will become leaders of various ranks and types. However, they are authoritative and exacting. Their demands may lead to alienation.
The degree of the Asian elephant is related to thirst, greed and accumulation. It gives chronic dissatisfaction. The person born on this degree never has enough of anything. He is always displeased and in hunger. His motto is ‘I want to have’. Iggy Pop, who was born on this degree, makes this quite clear in his song ‘I need More‘. ‘And the more I think the more I need’ – he sings. Adolph Hitler, who has the same Sun-totem, wanted to have the whole world.
At best, the Asian-elephant person’s thirst is just a constant dissatisfaction. It might motivate him and endow him with multiple interests. It makes him straightforward, powerful, energetic and viable, and inclines him to spiritual quests and purification of the soul. There is a thin line between spontaneity and nuisance. Unfavourable horoscopic or life factors will make the Asian-elephant person too inflexible, too harsh, gloomy, nagging and prone to conflicts. He will cause disputes and quarrels. He will make many enemies and will fight with them. At worst, the Asian-elephant person’s thirst will be manifested as stinginess, miserliness, avarice and rapaciousness. It may be both constructive and destructive. This is the most materialistic degree in the most materialistic sign in the symbolical terms of “lower orifice” or “The Gates of Hell”, and this is why it is dual: it relates to both accumulation and self-destruction .
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