Alexander the Great1)b. 7o Leo 356BC or 355BC, Titian2)b. 20.7. 1488-1490, Henry Ford3)b. 30.7.1863, Benito Mussolini4)b. 29.7..1883, Arnold Schwarzenegger5)b. 30.7.1947, Kate Bush6)b. 30.7.1958 and Milen Tsvetkov7)b. 30.7.1966 were all born when the Sun was at the eighty seventh zodiacal degree. They are Sun degree twins. Thus, they share the same Sun totem – the lion. This is the degree of the lion, which is in the Leo sign. The degree is only a thirty part of it the sign but it epitomizes some of its most glorious and typical characteristics.
Astrological influences operate on basic physical and biological levels and equally determine bodily proportions, instinctual nature, temperament 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%. Perhaps this is the main reason for the invention of monotheism in ancient Egypt.
The Sun’s influence determines both the physical resemblance of the persons to their Sun degree totem, which in this case is the lion, and the resemblance between persons having the same Sun totem, i.e. born when the sun was at the same zodiacal degree. Our gallery illustrates this.
The similarities between these people and animals stem from the Sun’s zodiacal influence. Clearly, they are not of a material or genetic origin. They are of spiritual nature. Observing them may be an illuminating experience. Ancients knew and respected these spiritual and eternal qualities, the existence of which our rational and narrow-minded civilization shies away from acknowledging. 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.
Remarkably, this gallery presents people with the same solar totem that are born in a range of 2322 years! Between the birth of Alexander the Great and Henry Ford, more than a twelfth of the earth axis precession cycle or than an entire zodiac age or 2150 years has elapsed.
What follows below is not a personal horoscope, but an overview on the qualities associated with the brightest astrological degree – that of the Sun – in the horoscopes of the persons presented in the gallery above.
This is not a personal horoscope, but an overview of the related Sun degree.
The lion (Panthera leo) is the only true social cat that lives in groups. It is native to Africa and South Asia and is the second largest cat. It has a tawny-yellow color, tufted tail and a big mane in the male. These hairstyles are unique to the feline world and have social roles. The tail tuft serves to play and education of the cubs and makes the tail gestures noticeable. Thanks to it the lions have developed particularly expressive tail gesticulation and convey different silent messages. That’s why their tails are more mobile and more muscular at base than in other cats. For that reason the tip of their tail, located in the tuft, is sensitive, slim and puzzlingly looks like a spike that is about 5mm long. The tail is the lion’s baton. The mane makes the lion look bigger and more important. He is born to be a center of attention and a strong leader of a pride.
This is the degree of the true classic lion. The lion-person is imperative and is a natural king, with all the consequences of that. He has enormous power. He makes others work for him and does not strain hard: labor is not a royal affair. Majesty and elevation are in his nature.
The lion-people have big heads, but low and sloping foreheads. Their voice is thunderous and hoarse as if they roar or grow. They may not be high in height but appear to be higher than they actually are.8)Alexander the Great was very short even under Macedonian standards, probably 1.5 to 1.6 m,
but looked higher due to his leader skills and charm. The latter is valid to Kate Bush, 1.6 m and to Milen Tsvetkov. Benito Mussolini was of medium-height, 1.69 m, due to the large involvement of the Gemini sign in his horoscope, which tends to increase stature. However, his stage behavior and confidence made him look much greater and taller. Their hair is thick and often maned.9)Mussolini is an exception: he has a high forehead and a weak hair because Gemini is heavily populated in his horoscope. For the same reason Mussolini bears some resemblance to Donald Trump, which the opponents of the American president have noticed. The eyes of the lion-people are wide-set and have elongated shape, which are marks of natural born hunters.10)Again, Mussolini is an exception as his eyes are close-set for the reason mentioned above. Unlike the earthly Taureans, however, their lower jaw isn’t wide, indicating a lack of inclination to rumination, and therefore betrays predation. Their lips are wide, often thick and sensitive especially in youth and are well removed from the nose. The philtrum or the vertical groove under the nose in lion-people is big and well-developed. This makes the upper lip wavy and speaks of the great importance of the sense of smell, of interest in sniffing, stalking and hunting distant prey.
The lion’s degree is royal. It bestows attractiveness and greatness. It provides opportunities for uncovering all talents. It gives a strong will and a brilliant position. It engages in public life and endows its owner with great influence over others. It ensures good health, happiness, success and good luck.
The lion-people have the tips of their lips slightly lifted. This feline smile lends them certain benevolence and makes them charming even if they are not beautiful. It conveys the impression that they smile when they are indifferent, serious or even angry, or that they are slightly frowning in their joy. Wide and wavy, the smile of the lion-people is particularly contributing to their noble and patronizing appearance. It creates the impression that there is a kindness in their badness and benevolence in their irritation. Their look of a waylay predator gives mixed signals of smiling seriousness and inviting interest, which are usually interpreted as generous concern and imperious responsibility, and attract people by giving them confidence.
Man is probably the only creature that finds the smile a positive grimace. In essence, however, the physiognomistic features of the feline smile are based on guard instincts and stalking predation, and disclose vigilance, insistence, resolution and self-confidence. However, egocentrism may be appealing and reassuring to the unconfident people seeking a chieftain or protector. It is not the leader, but the followers who produce authoritarianism. Uncertain and lazy physically or spiritually people don’t like to risk and look for prearranged rules in order to avoid pressure. That is why the life of the lion-person is closely bound up with the human prides.
The lion-person is volitional, determined, confident and self-confident. He is hearty, resolute and pertinacious. He has inexhaustible Martian energy, courage, optimism, great inner strength, and tis in pursuit of risky activities. He is able to turn ideas, plans and intentions into concrete actions.
Like any quality of character, the heartiness of the lion-man has a physical dimension. The anatomical correspondence of the degree is the left coronary vein. In confirmation, Arnold Schwarzenegger has defective aortic valves at birth. His lion’s spirit shows in his campaigning to stop the extermination of the big cats. Benito Mussolini’s and Kate Bush’s love for cats and lions betray their feline nature too. Titian’s hands in his most famous self-portrait are left incomplete for unknown reason and resemble lion’s paws. It is known that Titan identified himself with Mary Magdalene. Her pose and hand in Titian’s picture “Noli Me Tangere” are also quite leonine. It is noteworthy too that Alexander of Macedon, who has a too hot horoscope, suffered from ailurophobia or an irrational fear of cats. Because of this or in spite of this, he wore a hat and a garment made of a lion’s scalp and skin.
The lion-person is a natural born tamer. No one has a greater gift of capturing different archetypes and managing human beasts. The degree imparts instinctive insight and ability to direct nonrational penetration into reality. It ensures practicality, efficiency, entrepreneurship and common sense. The lion-person will become the center of the circle in which he lives and works and will land into the spotlight. He will overshadow even more deserving, better prepared or educated rivals, regardless of their persistence. Napoleon Bonaparte has Mercury at this degree, so his thinking directly must have read his rivals’ intentions.
The lion-person has power and obvious superiority over others. He is gifted with great attractiveness, politeness, courtesy, honesty, conscientiousness, generosity, hospitality and willingness to help the needy. He is given the opportunity to achieve a high position. He is filled with vital and creative energy and has a vivid self-expression. He is often deeply attached to relatives and relatives, especially to his siblings.
On the noble souls the degree can bestow almost divine wisdom, one that transcends the human reason and connects the individual with the Whole. Then the subject can reach a prophetic gift or even be penetrated by the mystery of the universe and infinity.
“The constellations of stars shine brilliantly in the night sky.” is the Sabian symbol of the degree. Its keynote is the power of basic spiritual values which refer to man’s common humanity and to all enduring archetypes.11)Rudhyar It conveys a primal sense of delight and awe of life. It implies an unshakable faith in the spiritual being that sustains our existence. Its keywords are invariability, confidence, understanding and insight. The crystal associated with degrees is Star Sapphire.
“A book is lying on a golden throne, a crown rests on it.” is another symbol of the degree12)Isidore Kozminsky It denotes a person who succeeds by virtue of his skill and mastery, who gains by word and reaches a brilliant public position and who deserves recognition. Endurance and faith are his natural qualities that guarantee his success if he practices them.
“The famous” is also a symbol of the degree. It denotes one who should achieve fame or notoriety among his fellows. Whether he rises or falls is determined by his own choice, but he is bound to make a big “splash” either way.13)Jerry L. Keane, Ph.D. A good degree for directors and conductors of television shows.14)Izraitel In horary astrology, the degree shows success and rising wealth.
This is the degree of kingliness, generosity, power and love.15)Such are the posture, attitude, and themes of Milen Tsvetkov’s show of the same name. It imparts attractiveness, grandeur, impressiveness, strong will and prominence. It endows the persons with the ability to do good, with a slim sense of the beautiful and with an unquenchable desire to recreate perfection.
Physically, Alexander the Great was not prepossessing. Even by Macedonian standards he was very short, stocky and tough. His beard was scanty, his neck was in some way twisted so that he appeared to be gazing upward at an angle. He had dark complexion, red curly hair and a harsh voice. His heterochromous eyes, the one blue and the other brown, revealed a dewy, feminine quality. But he had a great charisma and a strong character, qualities that made him a great leader.
The lion-person combines greed and skill to grasp everything with generosity and large-heartedness. He has great self-esteem and is patronizing. He is capable of great deeds and generous acts. Along with this, he can do mischief and revenge, because he definitely dislikes to be disobeyed. A typical example is Alexander of Macedon, who combined great openness and generosity with petty envy and vindictiveness. The lion-person is an insatiable benefactor and a bloodthirsty patron.
The degree gives pragmatism, materialism, realism, wealth, good abilities, but lack of creative fervor. The kings are not innovators because their dominion lies on tradition. They lack originality, freedom of thought, alternative views, reformation and subtle sensitivity. Abstract, philosophical, non-standard and occult activities are not for them. The person with the lion’s degree is very active, but is unusually calculating, down to mercantilism. He seeks his profits everywhere and he knows how to acquire. Because of this, he may delay his marriage or may never marry at all. He is lucky, however, with business partners.
The earlobe16)or the lower soft part of the auricle or lobulus arliculae is often more or less attached то the cheek in lion-people. The attached earlobes are relative stationary to one another, do not produce phase difference in the sound, and more precisely specify its direction. They are characteristic of predators stalking a distant prey that is beyond their range of vision and that are trying to locate it from afar. The attached earlobes suggest that their owner is always on the alert and is trying to keep the situation under control. Even when he looks inactive, he listens with both ears and is tense. Attached earlobes give an unsubdued spirit and skill to impose on others. They are found at least twice more frequently in sociopaths and criminals. The attached earlobs are indicative of instinctiveness, quickness and concreteness of the mind. They speak of a hunter’s stalking attitude and realistic thinking.
“A pyramidal figure with a Maltese cross at the top, or rather at the apex.” is an a symbol of the degree describing its great merits.17)The Maltese cross is an old symbol and has been associated with various religious and moral virtues. At the time of the Crusades, for instance, its eight summits were associated with the qualities that were considered to be the duties and aspirations of the knights, namely: Truthfulness, Faith, Repentance, Mercy, Justice, Mercy, Sincerity Devotion and Endurance Nowadays the Maltese Cross is used for various humanitarian and law enforcing institutions. The degree is impinged by a ray from a transcendental sun18)one of those suns which with our sun revolves round the grand central sun. The degree indicates the great good and the sublime. It gives prophetic inspirations, rules the wonderful and fills the soul with a flood of celestial glory.19)Charubel
By the way, the lion-person does not see the baseness under his nose. He may be stabbed in the back. He does not notice the weak, and sometimes they are more dangerous than the strong ones. He’s too honest and does not know how to cheat.
The lion-persons’ straightforwardness stems from a lack of fear. Their moral code is in essence a lack of premeditation. They feel that only the weak people follow secret strategies, whilst masters simply take what they like. Their honesty is not out of modesty, but out of self-confidence. They are unbribable because they are overly valuable. Their goodness is a natural aspect of their self-reliance.
But domination is not independence. The King is free only in the eyes of his subjects. In fact, he is bound by the exercise of constant control. Reign is the king’s non-freedom, but the lion-person is looking for it. The tamer is always under pressure. The invincible one is enslaved by his power. The animal-trainer is self-possessed, but that does not mean he is civilized.
The degree indicates a particular karmic interconnection of one’s life with fate of the others. The lion-person is chosen to perform a particular public mission. He is monitored by all and is called upon to fulfill their expectations. It is their hopes that pave the way to his success. The lion-person is a figure of light and hope that inspires others and gives them confidence.
The lion-person has royal luck. The qualities of the planet tenanting the royal degree are very easy to realize. All necessary external conditions settle in the best possible way. If there are any problems with the kingly planet, they are easy to solve because they are superficial and recognizable.
The presence of a royal degree in the horoscope allows for maximum use of luck. Even if life gives poor opportunities, the bearer of the royal degree is able to choose the most successful version of fate. A lion-person will be always helped and won’t be let fall. He will always be given a chance to get out of the most difficult situations. Usually a person having royal degrees can enjoy what he has and he can feel happy and contended with life. And if he can hope for the best, he eventually gets what he strives for.
The royal degree not only gives royal opportunities, but it also bestows special responsibilities. The person having active royal degrees is given a lot, but he is also very much required. If he does not justify the duties assigned to him, he severely aggravates his karma.
The royal and destructive degrees are related to public karma. People who have them ought to do something for the world. They have to sacrifice something personally for the sake of the common. One is not quite free as regards the functions of his royal-degree planet. A king’s life is not just a continuous holiday, but also a great responsibility for the fate of the kingdom.
Owners of royal degrees must always remember that their happiness and success is given by God and are not their personal merit, and that they must always share them with others. Their exam consists of how they will be able to arrange the result. They have to understand that they can only be happy if the rest are happy.
Both the royal and destructive degrees make the life of their owner more predestined and fatal. It is very bad if destructive and royal degrees coexist in a chart because their action is amplified. In the worst case, the royal degree can amplify the negative potential of a planet occupying it and turn it into a despotic villain.
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|1.||↥||b. 7o Leo 356BC or 355BC|
|2.||↥||b. 20.7. 1488-1490|
|8.||↥||Alexander the Great was very short even under Macedonian standards, probably 1.5 to 1.6 m, |
but looked higher due to his leader skills and charm. The latter is valid to Kate Bush, 1.6 m and to Milen Tsvetkov. Benito Mussolini was of medium-height, 1.69 m, due to the large involvement of the Gemini sign in his horoscope, which tends to increase stature. However, his stage behavior and confidence made him look much greater and taller.
|9.||↥||Mussolini is an exception: he has a high forehead and a weak hair because Gemini is heavily populated in his horoscope. For the same reason Mussolini bears some resemblance to Donald Trump, which the opponents of the American president have noticed.|
|10.||↥||Again, Mussolini is an exception as his eyes are close-set for the reason mentioned above.|
|13.||↥||Jerry L. Keane, Ph.D.|
|15.||↥||Such are the posture, attitude, and themes of Milen Tsvetkov’s show of the same name.|
|16.||↥||or the lower soft part of the auricle or lobulus arliculae|
|17.||↥||The Maltese cross is an old symbol and has been associated with various religious and moral virtues. At the time of the Crusades, for instance, its eight summits were associated with the qualities that were considered to be the duties and aspirations of the knights, namely: Truthfulness, Faith, Repentance, Mercy, Justice, Mercy, Sincerity Devotion and Endurance Nowadays the Maltese Cross is used for various humanitarian and law enforcing institutions.|
|18.||↥||one of those suns which with our sun revolves round the grand central sun|