Astrological Gleanings

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Llewellyn publishing Company, 1912 - Astrology - 133 pages
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Page 63 - Two shall be born the whole wide world apart; And speak in different tongues, and have no thought Each of the other's being, and no heed; And these o'er unknown seas to unknown lands Shall cross, escaping wreck, defying death, And all unconsciously shape every act And bend each wandering step to this one end, — That, one day, out of darkness, they shall meet And read life's meaning in each other's eyes.
Page 63 - ... unconsciously shape every act And bend each wandering step to this one end, — That, one day, out of darkness, they shall meet And read life's meaning in each other's eyes. And two shall walk some narrow way of life So nearly side by side, that should one turn Ever so little space to left or right They needs must stand acknowledged face to face. And yet, with wistful eyes that never meet, With groping hands that never clasp, and lips Calling in vain to ears that never hear, They seek each other...
Page 21 - A skilful person, acquainted with the nature of the stars, is enabled to avert many of their effects, and to prepare himself for those effects before they arrive.
Page 68 - ... out to see the sport. One of them took young Dryden by the hand, and led him out to see it also ; when, just as they came to the gate, the stag, being at bay with the dogs, made a bold push, and leaped over the court- wall, which was very low, and very old ; and the dogs, following, threw down a part of the wall, ten yards in length, under which, Charles Dryden lay buried. He was immediately dug out, and, after six weeks' languishing in a dangerous way, he recovered : so far, Dryden's prediction...
Page 67 - Dryden took occasion to tell her that he had been calculating the child's nativity, and observed with grief that he was born in an evil hour ; for Jupiter, Venus, and the Sun were all under the earth, and the lord of his ascendant afflicted with a hateful square of Mars and Saturn. " If he lives to arrive at his eighth year...
Page 56 - You'll find what you look for, don't look for distress. If you see but your shadow, remember, I pray. That the sun is still shining, but you're in the way ! Don't grumble, don't bluster, don't dream, and don't shirk; Don't think of your worries, but think of your work. The worries will vanish, the work will be done : No man sees his shadow who faces the sun.
Page 56 - Don't hunt for trouble, but look for success; You'll find what you look for; don't look for distress. If you see but your shadow, remember, I pray, That the sun is still shining; but you're in the way.
Page 68 - Rome, occasioned by a swimming in his head, with which he was seized, the heat of the day being excessive. He again recovered, but was ever after in a languishing, sickly state. In the 33rd year of his age, being returned to England, he was unhappily drowned at Windsor.
Page 118 - Many theories have been presented concerning the symbolism of the Swastika, its relation to ancient deities and its representation of certain qualities. In the estimation of certain writers it has been respectively the emblem of Zeus, of Baal, of the sun, of the sun-god, of the sunchariot of Agni the fire-god, of Indra the rain-god, of the sky, the skygod, and finally the deity of all deities, the great God, the Maker and Ruler of the Universe. It has also been held to symbolize light or the god...
Page 63 - To prove the wonderful occult power which ' the empress of the night ' possesses over the vegetable creation, proceed as follows : Take any given quantity of common peas, and divide the same into four parts, keeping them separate. Then, on any spot of ground at all fit for vegetation, when the season approaches for sowing them, sow the contents of the first parcel on the first or second day of the new Moon. The second parcel sow near the same spot on the first or second day of the second quarter...

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