riddle 17

Dear reader!
It won’t be until after the Christmas season that a more regular posting to altair astrology is possible. As a small consolation I present you riddle 17. 😉

A happy 3rd Advent.

Through the land I go,
without standing,
ever on the move.

I may stoop,
though no burden
weighs me down.

I may stoop,
but not as fast
as one of the creatures
of the realm.

Some would say I drift about;
Others that I am on a quest.
What would you suggest?

7 thoughts on “riddle 17

  1. Hi Thomas,
    I am clueless as usual. Would you like to post your riddle to the TRA list and see if those brilliant folks have any ideas? I am sure it would be a welcome diversion.
    Happy Advent to you and a joyous Christmas season.
    Best wishes,

  2. Greetings, Thomas ! 🙂

    A Peregrine Planet ?

    “A planet with no essential dignity is called Peregrine, a Latin word meaning ‘alien’ or ‘foreigner’ (pereger = beyond the borders, ager = land, i.e., ‘beyond one’s own land’). In old English, to ‘peregrinate’ means to wander far from home.


    “A peregrine planet is said to drift aimlessly and lack standing in the horoscope.”

    Happy holidays,
    Twiddler. 😉

  3. Hello Twiddler!

    Yes, as usual you have the right answer!
    Any idea about what all the stooping is about? 🙂

    Thank you, Also happy holidays. Maybe I’ll have a more challenging riddle for you for the new year!


  4. Dear Thomas,

    I’m not sure I have the right idea of stooping.

    Did you mean a peregrine planet can still lower itself by moving into a sign where it is in detriment or fall, though not as fast as those planets who are in their own rulership, exaltation, triplicity , term or face that “lose face” altogether when moving out of their “realm”?

    Best wishes,

  5. Hello Twiddler!

    I was playing on some of the characteristics of the peregrine falcon. The peregrine falcon’s hunting dive is called a “stoop”. In fact the peregrine falcon ‘s stoop is the fastest (about 300km/h).

    A peregine planet is debilitated but this is not like the debility of fall and detriment. That is why the allusion of stooping but not the same burden as with the major debilities!

    best wishes,

  6. Dear Kels,

    I did a quick search on the internet (astrology jokes) with more that a million results. It seems most of the sites have sun sign jokes i.e “How many members of your Sun sign does it take to change a light bulb?”But I didn’t find anything in my superficial search that I thought was very funny…

    You might have to spend some time with more limiting factors, appropriate to your speech, for a more refined internet search. Good luck.

    Perhaps someone else knows of a good source.

    best wishes,

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