Galileo Galilei1)b. 15.2.1564 old style = 25.2.1564 new style, Philip Melanchthon2)b. 16.2.1497 old style = 25.2.1497 new style, Karl May3)b. 25.2.1842, Enrico Caruso4)B.25.2.1873, Shri Meher Baba5)b. 25.2.1894, Johnny Cash6)b. 26.2.1932, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan7)b. 26.2.1954 were all born when the Sun was at the three hundred thirty seventh zodiacal degree. They are Sun degree twins. Thus, they share the same Sun totem – the snake eagle.
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 snake eagle, and the resemblance between persons having the same Sun totem. Our gallery illustrates this.
The similarities between these people and animals stem from the Sun’s zodiacal influence. Clearly, they are not of material genetic origin. Observing these spiritual similarities 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.
This is not a personal horoscope, but an overview on the qualities that the brightest astrological degree in the horoscopes of the persons presented here implants.
The snake eagles (genus Circaetus) prey on snakes, reptiles and other small animals. They have a rounded head and broad wings. Different species of eagles have snakes in their menu. Which of them ancients assigned for the totem of the degree we do not know, because the description that has come down to us is insufficient, and because species is a new category. It is possible that all eagles that kill snakes are suitable for the totem of the degree. Ultimately, the important quality of the snake-eating eagle is the daring intent to attack a poisonous reptile, and not its modern taxonomic affiliation.8)Therefore, and due to the limited number of pictures of snake eagles available on the internet,
we’ve allowed in the gallery several eagles that feed on snakes, but do not belong to the modern genus of snake eagles Circaetus.
Those born on the day of the snake eagle are tall, strong, stocky and muscular. To them are typical a curved or hooked nose, a Roman profile with a distinctive aquiline nose, an elongated face with sharp predatory features, a pointed chin, pronounced nasolabial folds, a straight mouth with fixed lips and thick eyebrows with highly arching edges such that seemingly increase the size of the eyes. Sometimes the lips protrude and like the nose resemble a beak. Women have male traits. They have sharp facial features and a sharp, harsh and shrill voice.9)Men can also have high or squeaky voice “avian” voice. Examples include the world-famous tenor Enrico Caruso, whose song flows like a highflying eagle, and the “helium” voice of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, that appeared on 03.27.2013 for a day by unknown reason. Interestingly, medical astrology has a general explanation for the high-pitched voice of the Turkish President that day (and therefore could predict another occurrence.
When snake eagle excites, the feathers bristle up and form a forelock or a “mane” on its head. Perhaps the flexible cockscomb helps the eagle battles snakes, because it makes it look bigger and formidable. Similarly, the snake eagle-person likes to wear a forelock, as far as his hairiness permits. Even if his hair is weak, however, his gaze electrifies its target, erects its hair or at least makes an impression on it that he has a lion’s mane.
The snake eagle-person is strong, powerful, vigilant, tireless, diligent and efficient. He is persuasive and charismatic. He is a dreamer, has a bright and vivid imagination, a well-developed intuition, an insight and a talent for foreseeing, and elevated spirituality. He has oratorical gift and eloquence, a tremendous power of suggestion that give him power over others.
The snake eagle-people are obsessed with things secretive. They may be research scientists, Colombo type investigators, spies or religious campaigners. They are loners who attract secrets. They stand aside, but are always on the alert and trust nobody. They are unconditionally distrustful. Like the snake eagle, they suspect everyone in toxicity. Their motives are clandestine. They have intuitions, occult and prophetic abilities and are inclined to religiosity and spirituality.
The snake eagle is considered very useful for destroying vermin deemed harmful and dangerous. The snake eagle-person is a knight who will stop at nothing to destroy evil. But he may go too far and become a fanatic exterminator. He doesn’t feel pain. Such were the berserks. These Viking warriors defeated everyone and felt no pain. They were absolute destroyers and everyone was afraid of them. A berserker can fight a hundred warriors. He slayed them all without feeling pain. A berserk can only be demolished but he couldn’t be stopped.
The snake eagle eats dangerous creatures. Like to a berserker, danger and survival are inseparably interconnected to it. It is obsessed with the search of potentially dangerous little vermin. Noxious reptiles may not be somewhere around the snake eagle, but its instinct ceaselessly fabricates them. Once the eagle starts fighting a snake, it cannot stop because its life is threatened. Its instincts tell it that only persistence could save it.
The boundary between heroism and folly is thin. Bravery is a useful rudeness and fearlessness easily becomes cruelty. Berserkers were valuable fighters in wartime. But during their fits of rage, they don’t discriminate friends from foes, attack helpers and allies and lack any code of ethics. In peacetime fanatics can create problems and instigate wars.
The snake eagle-person needs to assert a cause. He is faithful to principles, even if they are unnecessary. Like the snake eagle, he instinctively thinks up hazards, incriminates enemies, and flings out at them aiming at their destruction. “Intransigence” is a motto of the degree. It denotes one who is steadfast in his views and efforts, even though they may come to naught or remain unappreciated by those whom he helps and advises. The Sabian motto of the degree is ‘conscience’. It also indicates a firm inner conviction and a sense of rightness.
Another symbol describes the degree of the rapacious bird as ‘A bleeding barefoot and a lamp burning above it.’ It indicates that the lifetime of the person is fraught with hurtful obstacles, but his soul is heading up the Sacred Truth. Attacks, losses, poisonous stabs by envious people lie in store for him. Nevertheless, the snake eagle-person will advance unflinchingly, like a hero-winner who brings fire to rise it above the darkness and pain. He could be wrong, but he will not step down from the road taken. It is a symbol of Suffering in the name of some ideal.
The snake eagle-person is imprinted with an instinct to look for tell-tale details of something dangerous, to catch hidden brutes, to expose infidels or to disclose secrets of nature. Depending on other factors in the horoscope and the environment, the instinct may push him to become an unforgiving exterminator of the weak, a religious fanatic, a persistent researcher or a daring author or artist. Any moral system can serve as a framework for his instinctive obsession. The obstacles only confirm and reinforce his instinct and make it more relentless. The degree of the snake eagle is ideal for inoculation ideological and religious fanaticism, which are its primary manifestations in dogmatic or religious backgrounds.
The snake eagle-person is a terrible fanatic. He is combative and fearless. He is anxious and extremely purposeful. He has martial spirit and religious mind-set based on apprehensions and line of dealing with them. He has organizational skills and a strategic talent.
‘Foreigners like the conflicts, fights and quarrels of the Middle East. Believe me, they don’t like us. …They look like friends, but they want us dead.’
Тhe Turkish president Recep Erdogan
The snake eagle-person opposes ideas and categories with skill. His fanaticism reaches diametrically opposed extremes. He knows how to win and to suffer hardships when necessary. When he gets wrapped up in his play, he reaches absolute fanaticism and sacrifices himself. He would not spare neither himself nor others on behalf of great or religious ideas. He is able to sacrifice everyone for achieving his chief purpose irrespective how illusory it is. He is a type inquisitor who can send whomever he wants at the stake, burn heretics or fight infidels. Such was Yezhov, ‘the bloody Stalin’s dwarf, who had Mars, the planet of violence, at this degree.
Karl May, Hitler’s favourite writer, is born at this degree. Especially famous is his adventure hero Winnetou, a Red American Indian who has great fighting skills, but also sympathy. The apache embodies faith in the original ‘goodness’ of humankind, but he is constantly threatened by malicious enemies. This creation of the writers’ imagination is like a good berserker who protects the good whites and likes their humane religion. The romantic faith of the Indian is of Christian-German type, which becomes evident at his death, when in effect he was baptized by the performance of Ave Maria, which he wished. Karl May has never been in America. Winnetou is an entirely fictional character that seems to embody the snake eagle’s instinct implanted in his author..
Religious fanatics born on the day of the snake eagle are the Protestant reformer Philip Melanchthon who is the primary founder of Lutheranism, the Indian guru Shri Meher Baba who considered himself an Avatar and obsessively stop talking for the rest 49 years of his life, and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who is trying to reinstall Islamic theocracy in his country. Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls himself a black Turk, meaning a non-secular true Muslim.10)Erdogan has aggressive Sagittarian factors in his map, which further inflames his religious zeal. Johnny Cash, who is born on the same day, also lives the part of “the man in black”, an agent of high morale, who has no reason for laughter, while there is injustice and poverty..
The symbols describing the degree often direct at faith. Some of them employ a cross to specify the Christian faith, which makes them comprehensible to Christians, but narrows their meaning. In fact, like the totem of the degree, its symbol should only exacerbate our interest at the hidden dangers lurking below. In this sense, the symbol of Charubel is particularly correct: ‘An extensive plain on which a dense fog hangs, but the fog is low and there is sunshine above‘. The symbol denotes one who is liable to frustrations and confusion with worldly matters and is likely to go wrong and come to losses, but who in the meantime may attain to great heights in spiritual and transcendental subjects. This symbol well describes the characteristic instinct of the snake eagle that is always on the lookout for dangerous creatures on earth. Although the symbol shows an intense interest in the unknown, it does not indicate a particular religion or a particular faith and have universal significance.
The famous country singer and songwriter Johnny Cash, the dark country preacher with a hoarse voice known as ‘the man in black’, famous for his rebellious style, prison songs and concerts, has both the Sun and Mercury at the degree of the snake eagle. Most of his songs tell about sorrow, moral anguish and redemption. His most famous song ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, with which he opens his concerts, contains the following verse: „… But I shot a man in Reno Just to watch him die…‘. The cover of his album ‘American Recordings’ illustrates both the predatory instinct of the snake eagle and Charubel’s symbol for its degree.
The illustration depicts Johnny Cash standing in front of a vast field. He has grim aquiline facial expression and makes a grabbing gesture with his hands. It seems as if he is about to grab something situated down at his feet, where two sharp-teeth pets stand. A strip of clouds bisects the background and polarizes the picture to dark and light halves. Above the strip of clouds, the sun is shining and Cash’s head is sticking out. The harsh solitary figure and its grabbing intention exudes confidence in the existence of evil. The picture contrasts the dangerous concrete reality to bright lofty ideas and suggests the need of a spiritual cleaner and of suffering in the name of good. The sinister preacher serves the good. He is a modern American alternative of Winnetou. The message confusingly intimidates and promises tranquillity at the same time.
It is difficult for the snake eagle-people to smile. If they ever do, their smile is wry, forced and intense and often an ominous stare accompanies it. Shri Meher Baba always smiling and seemed constantly busy repelling evil. He overcompensates with the mantra “Don’t worry, be happy’ and to him the problem with smiling reaches the opposite extreme.
This is an occult degree of philosophers and theorists. It is associated with genius, religiosity, spirituality, philosophy, natural philosophy, astrology and poetry. It gives superior intuition, spirituality, religiosity, occult abilities, stealth and many secrets in life. It implants a passion for research or applied science and interest in occult sciences, astrology and magic. It attracts everything that is secret, veiled, underground or incomprehensible. The primitive level of development of the degree utilizes the existing ideological resources, develops within their frame and readily identifies secret enemies. The advanced level explores the unseen world with enthusiasm and open-mindedness. It tends to reform the existing spirituality and to expand the understanding.
Galileo Galilei, the famous Italian astrologer, natural philosophy and inventor was born on the same day. He practiced sciences pursued by the Inquisition, which threated his life. During his lifetime, he gained notoriety with his astrological forecasts. Centuries later, his scientific genius in other areas that subsequently fell within the scope of the standard science was recognized. Like the snake eagle, Galileo risked his life, but didn’t give up the pursuit of dangerous secrets. He looked up at the bright skies but also keenly was interested in the mysterious force of gravity pulling everything down to the feet. His life’s work is an example of a self-dependent development, strong intuition and of the motivation to seek potentially dangerous things concealed under the surface. It exemplifies the intransigence and secular development of the snake eagle’s hunting instinct. Galileo has a great contribution to the scientific revolution. We could say that he founded an alternative rational religion by introducing mathematical interpretation of the results.
Adverse horoscopic or mundane factors can drive the snake eagle-people to extremes, loneliness and isolation. Expulsion, emigration, loss of personal freedom and independence are likely. Surgical interventions threaten their lives. Those who have Mars at this degree may apprehend a violent death or rupture by beasts or fish in the water.
Instinctive religiosity: Piscean polarization )-(
In general, hypersensitivity and fear of external stimuli is the basis of the quality of the Piscean archetype including its intrinsic religiosity. Physiologically this is expressed as an antagonism between centre and periphery of the body, between head and feet or between brainstem and skin. More specifically the polarity concerns a central part of the brainstem termed limbic system and the feet. Such is the case with the snake eagle that is assigned to the seventh degree of Pisces. In effect, while fighting snakes, the predatory bird is all head and feet.
High spirituality stems from the evolutionary oldest and most irrational parts of the brain that generate emotions. To them the limbs and even senses are just irritating peripherals that continually produce anxiety and that should be sedated and eliminated. This disregard and even irritation of one’s own senses and body may look like asceticism, self-denial and self-sacrifice. The people making spiritual self-sacrifice may appear crazy, internally illuminated or touched by God to an observer according to his life philosophy. But they may be merely different from him.
Physiologically, the Piscean archetype burdens the head and the feet. For that reason, these body parts create its health problems. For the same reason, the Piscean type of spirituality goes along with problems in the feet. Not surprisingly, a physical weakness or defect of the feet often accompanies overly developed conscience, moral sense, or the so-called high spirituality. Weakness in the legs are considered defects, but the weakness of reason can be taken for strength. An overdeveloped conscience, excessive moralism or fanatical religiosity are not always considered a defect. Shri Meher Baba is an example of the Piscean polarization: he has high spirituality and weak feet. He considers himself and is considered by many an avatar or incarnation of a god and he has health problems with the feet. While his feet problems are attributed to accidents, the weakness of his legs is horoscopically inborn and is shown in photos from his youth, long before the incidents took place at the end of his life. It seems that the god that Sri Baba represents as well as the god of the age of Pisces have difficulty walking on land.
To the religious mind-set all the things of unknown origin, come from God. Certainly, until unexplained, such are the astrological influences. Thus, the instinctive and subconscious nature are regularly considered higher powers. Defending a causes or ideals are deemed heaven-sent. The spirituality, coming from nowhere, fills with veneration. The spiritual strength and fanaticism strike with awe. To people having religious attitude, the very appearance of religious preachers proves the existence of God and the rightness of their religion.
Bioastrology reveals the instinctive nature of astrologically imprinted obsessions. This knowledge reduces their power over us. The instinctive spirituality is an automatism that doesn’t stand higher than the unconditioned reflexes. The high spirituality associated with the degree of the snake eagle, for instance, seems to be merely a strong instinctive obsession with the feeling for the presence of unknown hazards down at feet. To the snake eagle, these dangers are snakes. To its human incarnation, they may be inferior in spirit such as those who do fear God, or the ignorant who don’t want to look deeper into the nature of things. The degree’s fanaticism is pathetic. But its self-devotion and religiosity are selfish.
They say that inner strength and light from above support the snake eagle-people. But we could also say that the paradoxical fear that the snake eagle has of the food at its feet is implanted at their birth, keeps them alert, enflames them, exalts them, and makes them irreconcilable. Conscience, the inner sense of what is good and evil inherent in the degree is completely irrational.
The degree of the snake eagle is associated with spiritual blessing empowering those who assert their uncompromising truth, regardless of the circumstances. But the fanaticism that the degree implants can play both progressive and regressive role. Whether it expands freedoms and understanding is its touchstone.
Wild animals that manage to intimidate others survive best. The high degree of self-assertion raises the cost of human life too. And this is proportional to the centralization of power in society. Dictatorship enormously enhances the horoscope of dictators and theocracy – of religious maniacs.
Instinctive religiosity is not an expression of free will. Spirituality that rises the leader above the crowd is commonly an animal instinct.
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|1.||↥||b. 15.2.1564 old style = 25.2.1564 new style|
|2.||↥||b. 16.2.1497 old style = 25.2.1497 new style|
|8.||↥||Therefore, and due to the limited number of pictures of snake eagles available on the internet, |
we’ve allowed in the gallery several eagles that feed on snakes, but do not belong to the modern genus of snake eagles Circaetus.
|9.||↥||Men can also have high or squeaky voice “avian” voice. Examples include the world-famous tenor Enrico Caruso, whose song flows like a highflying eagle, and the “helium” voice of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, that appeared on 03.27.2013 for a day by unknown reason. Interestingly, medical astrology has a general explanation for the high-pitched voice of the Turkish President that day (and therefore could predict another occurrence.|
|10.||↥||Erdogan has aggressive Sagittarian factors in his map, which further inflames his religious zeal.|