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Transmutation of Soul within Changing Fortune / Gunas

Hammer of Thor / Mjölnir

The following opening lines from the Carmina Burana, a 13th century German manuscript (in Latin and suppressed for centuries because it didn't conform with Catholic doctrine) that was lost for 500 years, presents a darker, medieval take on fate:

Here's the audio for the following lyrics:

O Fortuna               O Fortune,
velut luna              like the moon
statu variabilis,       you are changeable,

Semper crescis          ever waxing
aut decrescis;          and waning;
vita detestabilis       hateful life
nunc obdurat            first oppresses
et tunc curat           and then soothes
ludo mentis aciem,      as fancy takes it;
egestatem,              poverty
potestatem              and power
dissolvit ut glaciem.   it melts them like ice.

Sors immanis            Fate - monstrous
et inanis,              and empty,
rota tu volubilis,      you whirling wheel,
status malus,           you are malevolent,
vana salus              well-being is vain
semper dissolubilis,    and always fades to nothing,
obumbrata               shadowed
et velata               and veiled
michi quoque niteris;   you plague me too;
nunc per ludum          now through the game
dorsum nudum            I bring my bare back
fero tui sceleris.      to your villainy.

SORS SALUTIS            Fate is against me 
ET VIRTUSIS             in health   
michi nunc contraria,   and virtue, 
est affectus            driven on  
et defectus             and weighted down, 
semper in angaria.      always enslaved. 
Hac in hora             So at this hour 
sine mora               without delay 
corde pulsum tangite;   pluck the vibrating strings; 
quod per sortem         since Fate 
sternit fortem,         strikes down the strong man, 
mecum omnes plangite!   everyone weep with me! 

The Wheel is turning and you can't slow down
You can't let go and you can't hold on
You can't go back and you can't stand still
If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will

Robert Hunter

David Dodd's commentary on "The Wheel" is illuminating.



Jupiter's placement at birth sets the character for the person's Higher Mind; their relationship with the 'inner guru.' It shows appetite and capacity for learning, and the flavor of one's enthusiasm.

Jupiter transits bring opportunity, lucky breaks, prosperity, learning phases, etc.

Jupiter takes 11.86 years to complete it's orbit through the zodiac.

Jupiter infuences the bounty of life, and the range of spiritual or intellectual experience. Jupiter is the principle of blessing and well wishing. Thanksgiving, the holiday of gratitude, is on the first Thursday [Thor's Day] after the sun goes into Sagittarius [Jupiter's sign].

Afflictions to Jupiter create poverty (spiritual or physical), or excess. Jupiter is a 'Guardian Angel' who protects, like a 'Get Out of Jail Free' card. It's presence can make a bad situation livable. Jupiter impaired can create lack of imagination, or squandering of energy.


Hammer of Thor [Now a Poster!]


Jupiter is Thor - Thor is the Thunderer, who wields Mjölnir, the divine Hammer. His chariot racing across the sky generates the rumbling, crackling racket that accompanies a storm. Thursday (Thor's Day) was named after him.


Immigrant Song

We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow - - -
The Hammer of the Gods will drive our ships to new lands
To fight the horde, sing and cry:
Valhalla, I am coming!

On we sweep with threshing oar
Our only goal will be the western shore

We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow - - -
How soft your fields so green
Can whisper tales of gore
Of how we calmed the tides of war
We are your overlords

On we sweep with threshing oar
Our only goal will be the western shore

So now you'd better stop
and rebuild your ruins
For peace and trust can win the day
Despite of all your losing

Led Zeppelin 1970

Jupiter's thunderbolt strikes the Tower, Key 16.

There is an additional discussion of Jupiter on the Glyphs page in the left frame.

Jupiter is Exalted in Cancer, and Rules Sagittarius. Jupiter's detriment is Gemini/Virgo and its fall is Capricorn.

The Sepher associated with Jupiter is Chesed.

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