Johannes Brahms1)b. 7.5.1833, Sigmund Freud2)b. 6.5.1856 and David Attenborough3)b. 8.5.1926 were all born when the Sun was at the 47th zodiacal degree. They are Sun degree twins. Thus, they share the same Sun totem – the yak.
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 Yak, 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.
The yak is very sturdy. In Slovenian languages, the word ‘yak’ besides the horned bovine means also sturdy, strong, tough, stable, muscular and stubborn. The yak and the persons having it for Sun degree totem have similar qualities. These include horniness and threatening shaggy appearance.
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 DNA molecules. 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, it is not of 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 description of the brightest degree in the horoscopes of the persons shown in the gallery.
The yak (Bos grunniens and Bos mutus: wild and domesticated) is a large alpine shaggy bovid having thick and long hair. The wild yak can still be found the Himalayas. It weighs more than a ton and its horns exceed half a meter in length. Females are smaller and in Tibetian call then bri or nac. The domesticated yak is even smaller, and has thicker, longer and paler hair.
The wild yak is black, grave and heavy. It is sturdy, stubborn and has high self-esteem. Once it was associated with dark forces. However, Zoroastrians believed that it drives the demons away and is a faithful and reliable friend and guardian.
The yak-person is gloomy and mistrustful, but actually, his intentions are friendly. It is very difficult to find the key to his soul because he is unsociable and makes friends with great difficulty. But once he allows someone get close to him, he will be faithful, loyal, strong and will carry a big load. He is efficient and helps all his relatives.
The yak loses its blackness In the process of its domestication. Socializing makes the yak-person better. Outwardly, he may seem grim, but actually, he has a sense of humour and is a normal and a good man. His unfriendliness is rather a defensive reaction. He often balances on the line between good and evil, so he have to fight demons. It happens to hum be obsessed. Actually, sometimes yaks catch something, go mad and dart out of the road. Then they can stab someone or even it happened to fall in the abyss.
One way or another the yak-people introduce their demons to society. On the one hand, this disturbs the tradition and associates them with dark forces. On the other hand, this widens people’s concept of reality and helps them understand the invisible forces.
To yak-people obsessions are inherent. Under the guise of fighting demons, they can unleash their manias. Adolf Hitler, for example, has Mars and Venus on the yak’s degree. The demons that possessed him, took the form of enemies of the Aryan race. Johannes Brahms, who was born on the same degree, never married, had an avoidant introverted personality and a mood disorder that he was able to control through compulsive musical activities. Sigmund Freud’s obsession to see demons of repressed sexuality everywhere is notorious. In fact, all bovine degrees are associated with excessive sexuality. However, it is not sexual obsession but concentration on sexual issues. Mikhail Bulgakov, the author of Lolita, has Mercury on this degree. Significantly, this is the degree of Lilith’ fall. Skating on the edge between good and evil is characteristic of the work of all the above-mentioned figures.
The degree of the yak is of feminine character and is stronger in horoscopes of males. Under certain horoscopic conditions, it can indicate potential homosexuality. Often it gives widowhood or divorces especially if the ruler of the VII house occupies it.
“A seagull flying over the ocean water” is a symbol of the degree. It describes a wanderer who is free as air, spiritual, courageous, anxious, flighty, unsuitable for daily routine, leading a dangerous life at the boundary between water and air elements that represent the wild subconscious and conscious minds respectively.
The yak-individual is an original personality. He is witty, has original ideas and influence over others. He has good orientation skills, spiritual enthusiasm and intense public activity. He achieves success in arts, especially painting. Often he becomes a lecturer or a journalist.
“A rope bridge over the chasm” is another symbol of the degree. It describes the dangers, a groundless confidence, affairs, adventures, unreliability, affection, a nonstop search for something with passion that verges to perversion. It indicates a person who is looking for trouble and is unreasonably self-confident that he is always right.
The Sabian symbol of the degrees portrays ‘a struggle between swords and torches.’ It represents the struggle between power and enlightenment, between physical desires and higher insights. The thyroid gland, that the degree controls, occupies such an interim position in the body anatomically and in the hierarchy of the endocrine glands that is suitable to a referee of the fight between bodily and mental motives in humans. It is located between the head and the body and between the brain and the gonadal endocrine glands.
Refusing to depend on the past, the seeker becomes a warrior, fighting the eternal ‘Great War.’ Enlightenment requires an eternal struggle with the selfish will, which only knows how to use the power of the material and intellectual worlds. It does not come without efforts that are always personal to everyone. Only making a voluntary decision makes choice possible and people responsible. The free will needs differentiation of things in the way consciousness requires comparison and awareness the existence of the self. The daring individual must utilize the energy of the present moment for the struggle. The Sabian symbol suggests that salvation can only be attained through readiness to face all issues as if there were only two opposite ideas. The drama of human evolution is that it passes through a stage of polarization of values.
In the music of Johannes Brahms, antagonistic ideas can be heard in the combination of classic style with new experimental harmonies.4)‘Brahms’ point of view looked both backward and forward; his output was often bold in its exploration of harmony and rhythm.’ In the case of Sigmund Freud these antagonistic ideas find expression mainly in the categories conscious and subconscious mind, while David Attenborough’s case – in the comparison of wildlife with humans.
At unfavourable horoscopic and worldly conditions, the degree may evoke frivolity, fretfulness, extravagance and fruitless waste of energy. Then arises discrepancy between desires and opportunities, desire to swim against the tide and to act against the will of the majority. The result is a reluctance to comply with generally accepted rules of conduct, disregard for the laws of nature and many losses and troubles. Public censure because of outrageous and flighty lifestyle with subsequent exile and imprisonment is possible.
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