Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Seven Heavenly Virtues and Astrology

I want to make here the correspondence between the four cardinal virtues and the four cardinal signs:
Aries: Courage/Fortitude (forbearance, endurance, and ability to confront fear and uncertainty, or intimidation)
Cancer: Prudence (judge between actions with regard to appropriate actions at a given time) It could be also Taurus.
Libra: Justice (Being fair or telling the truth. Doing what is right and not what is wrong. It is the light of truth that conquers the dark of the wrong; moderation between self-needs and needs of others) It could be also Sagittarius.
Capricorn: Restraint/Temperance (practicing self-control, abstention, and moderation)

We can inspire for our own betterment through looking at the strengths of each sign

We can also make a correspondence of each seven heavenly virtues to the astrological sign which has its strength:
Chastity: Virgo (embracing of moral wholesomeness and achieving purity of body and thought through education and betterment.
Temperance/restraint: Capricorn and evolved Scorpio (Practicing restraint, self-control, abstention, moderation)
Generosity: Leo, evolved Sagittarius and Aquarius, Virgo (Willingness to give. A nobility of thought or actions)
Diligence: Virgo (A zealous and careful nature in one's actions and work. Decisive work ethic. Budgeting one's time; monitoring one's own activities to guard against laziness. Putting forth full concentration in one's work)
Patience: Taurus (Forbearance and endurance through moderation. Resolving conflicts peacefully, as opposed to resorting to violence. The ability to forgive)
Kindness: Pisces and Leo, and evolved Gemini (Love, compassion, friendship, sympathy, without prejudice)
Humility/Modesty: Virgo and Pisces (Modest behaviour, giving respect; not unfairly glorifying one's own self)

Adding Faith/Hope we have Sagittarius and evolved Pisces (steadfastness in belief)
Obviously, each sign can have its tendency for a certain lack of a virtue, this however can be acknowledged and worked. For instance, myself, being a Sagittarius/Aquarius, have easy with justice and prudence, but I have to work to improve my patience, diligence, generosity, fortitude and also faith and temperance.

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