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Indeed ! 


Also at John 4:14 .


and the 'Wine of Life'   in  the  western initiation tradition .


And in ovid's mythology of the Raven   * thats why he doesnt sing and only 'croak' as his throat is so dry  from not drinking .


Looking more at this bird ;


The Jacobin cuckoo (Clamator jacobinus), pied cuckoo or the pied crested cuckoo, is a member of the cuckoo order of birds that is found in Africa and Asia. It is partially migratory and in India, it has been considered a harbinger of the monsoon rains due to the timing of its arrival.[2] It has been associated with a bird in Indian mythology and poetry, known as the chataka (Sanskrit: चातक) represented as a bird with a beak on its head that waits for rains to quench its thirst.






In the western tradition  Svati is Arcturus


Arcturus Star Astrology

Fixed star Arcturus is of the nature of Mars and Jupiter (great pride, grandly liberal, commanding, cosmopolitan views. If rising or culminating, military honor and preferment.) It gives riches, honors, high renown, self-determination and prosperity by navigation and voyages.

Agrippa1531 Alchameth.png  Arcturus is one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars. Its image is a horse, wolf, or man dancing. It cures fevers, retains the blood and acts as an astringent. Rules jasper and plantain. [1]

Arcturus, Bear Leader-Guardian, means observer of the Great Bear, or the Saucepan or Big Dipper, respectively. Main star of constellation Bootis (driver of oxen) has a Jupiter-Mars nature, and a reputation of achieving justice through power. It therefore makes the native belligerent and quarrelsome, especially if attached to Mars and Jupiter by conjunction. An enterprising spirit is here the rule, as indicated by Jupiter-Mars. Lasting success is promised if further good aspects are present. If critically aspected, the good influence will be hampered or made into a real handicap. If involved in legal action, such a native may lose all.

Between Spica and Arcturus star there is a minor difference in longitude and a very large distance in latitude. A blend of mutual influences is frequently given. Although Spica is much larger and will dominate, it may require more positive character by blending with Arcturus. [2]

Prime star of Bootes is Arcturus, at one time the name for the Constellation itself, meaning the Driver of the Bear, Arctos (which is why our northern polar region is called the Arctic, of course). The Great Bear is obviously the most formidable creature there, and the point of Bootes’ spear is menacingly close the bear’s rump in case shouting should not be enough.

Arcturus is a fine big yellow star, easily seen if one follows down a little from the curved sweep of the Bear’s stars (the handle of The Plough, or Dipper), and one may continue the sweep down to the horizon to meet the all-important Spica, Ishtar, Queen of Heaven. The two stars are almost conjunct by longitude, leading the Arabs to see Arcturus as her protector: Al Haris al Sama, Protector of Heaven, and Al Haris al Samak, Protector of the Defenseless One.

So there we see the role of Arcturus: a protector, yes, but an unbiased protector of all. While we take what we may from Spica, from this symbol of the Heavens and Earth together, we are protected. But abuse that bounty, or take it from others, or deny it to them, and the Regent-Protector steps in upon us as upon any other predator. We are ourselves that same Regent, of course, so that it is our own hand and deed that calls us sharply to order. That is why older texts warn of Arcturus above the the inviting Spica, as though God has maliciously placed a ‘bad’ star right on a ‘good’ one. One must marvel at the debased kind of astrology that does not accept a need to give as well as to receive of life’s bounties. [3]

Arcturus star rules two inches below the navel in the human body. [5]

Boötes Constellation

Bootes gives prosperity from work, strong desires, a tendency to excess, a fondness for rural pursuits, together with some liking for occultism. [1]

14th Arabic Manzil – Al Simak

Causes marital love, cures the sick, helps sailors but hinders journeys by land.

With Moon: Dig but do not marry or travel.

Ist Chinese Xiù – 角 (Jiǎo) Horn

Excellent for construction or buying land. It represents agriculture, new generations, growth, and births. All who marry on this day gain great credit and standing and especially favors the marriage of the eldest son of the family.

Calamities and epidemics in the family within three years if funerals are planned on this day. If the Moon occults Spica at a key event, one should hold grave fears.




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3 hours ago, Luxin said:

Hello Nungali,


Thank you for all those interesting related references!


As a "Self-muzzled occultist" I was delighted to read the Rosicrucian Symbolism chapter in "Ancient and Modern Initiation."



 Take off the muzzle for a moment  and tell me  what delighted you about it  .

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