riddle 12? Posted on October 25, 2006 by Thomas Anyone want to give it a go? I won’t post an answer without at least one try! 🙂 Share this:RedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
OK Thomas, I’ll have a feeble attempt; is it a Contrantiscion? Signs and degrees that ‘hear each other’ or of equal ascension.
I am not the descendant,
I beg your pardon please,
~~ CarO ~~ Just as the Descendant is the opposing polarity
of the Ascendant axis
And I refuse to be grafted
on any old degree.
~~ CarO ~~ so to is the Contrantiscion exactly opposite to the Antiscion
If you can count backward,
that’s the way you find me best.
~~ CarO ~~ If an antiscion lies at a certain zodiacal degree then we count the remaining degrees out of 29 backwards to find the contranticion in its respective antiscial sign. The Table for this in Firmicus Maternus “Liber Secundus” counts the contrantiscial degrees backwards from 29.
And while you’re at it,
you’ll know what I’m against.
~~ CarO ~~ Contra means against: and as a contrantiscion is the polarity of an antiscion it is therefore against it :0)
Very good. But it is the other way around!
Well done, Caroline. No way I could have come anywhere near that close to the correct answer. You just keep on getting smarter & brighter and we do miss your light on TRA . . .
Thanks for your kind words Marybeth 🙂 – as usual, I got it back to front though! Personally I blame Mercury about to perform his thrice-annual back-flip ;-(