riddle 6

Beyond seven mountains
living in a cave,
are some giants,
and a tiny knave.
Promoted.
Demoted.
With them one is never sure.
They haven’t a meaning.
They haven’t a home.
They are never friendly.
They are best left alone.

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5 thoughts on “riddle 6

  1. Hi Thomas :0)

    Your riddles are getting addictive! I think it is easy too, but as I usually take a parallax view to the majority I could be wrong

    “Beyond seven mountains”

    ~~CarO ~~ Climb up over each of the Seven of the Zodiacal Sign cusps

    “living in a cave”,

    ~~CarO ~~ Hidden from view reflecting no light

    “are some giants”,

    ~~ CarO ~~ Most of the spaces of ‘degrees of Azemene’ are several degrees wide.

    and a tiny knave.

    ~~CarO~~ Some sources only give one degree of 18* Scorpio for Scorpio. (Other sources give 28* also)

    ”Promoted”.

    ~~CarO~~ Some sources such as Rhetorius and Bonatti give great credence to these degrees.

    ”Demoted.
    With them one is never sure.”

    ~~ CarO ~~ more recent authorities like Lilly give them, but never use them: others more recent still dismiss them as irrelevant.

    “They haven’t a meaning”.

    ~~CarO ~~ the actual degree in itself is meaningless unless a planet hits it. And then it has no specific meaning except that it debilitates by congenital weakness.

    ”They haven’t a home”.

    ~~CarO ~~ Odd. The degree itself ‘homes’ them, so maybe I am wrong?
    ”They are never friendly”.

    ~~CarO ~~

    “Mutilated or Lame” degrees are by implication unfriendly!

    ”They are best left alone.”

    Quite!

  2. P.S.

    I suppose I should have mentioned that only 7 Zodiacal Signs contain the Azimene degrees!

    This is according to Guido Bonatti: Chapter XLV11 “On the Azemene Degrees” who says: (and NB these are ‘ordinal’ degrees)

    Taurus: 6; 7; 8; 9; 10.
    Cancer: 9;10;11;12;13;14;15
    Leo: 18;27;28;
    Scorpio: 19; 28;
    Sagittarius: 1;7;8;18;19.
    Capricorn: 26;27;28;29.
    Aquarius:18;19

    In haste
    Love
    CarO

  3. Dear CarO,

    Thank you for your most informative solution on the Azemene Degrees.

    Once again I am almost convinced that maybe I don’t know the answer after all! 😉

    Yes, the clue about “not having a home” doesn’t quite fit your explanation, which means, back to the drawing board.

    with warmest regards,
    Thomas

    PS Don’t tell me that riddle-solving is a 12th house activity. 🙂

  4. Hi Thomas

    (Thomas ) Yes, the clue about “not having a home” doesn’t quite fit your explanation, which means, back to the drawing board.

    ~~ CarO ~~ Bother! I was hoping you had slipped up on that clue

    (Thomas) Don’t tell me that riddle-solving is a 12th house activity

    ~~ CarO ~~ No. the 5th of ‘pleasure, delight and merriment’ I would say :0)

    Love
    CarO

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