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Anyone else read this book? I actually enjoy reading it as it bridges general Astrology with evolutionary and esoteric Astrology in a sense that each sign evolves into it's highest potential.

A summary of the archetypes are:

Aries - the hero
Taurus - unconditional love
Gemini - youthful genius
Cancer - divine protection
Leo - joyful leader
Virgo - world healer
Libra - right relationship
Scorpio - divine will
Sagittarius - natural truth
Capricorn - visionary integrity
Aquarius - cultural transformation
Pisces - inspired visionary

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The Third Stage Taurean

The third-stage Taurean may be placid and serene, yet like a steaming locomotive, she is potent and unstoppable as she heads in the direction of her chosen destination. The tenacity of first stage and the stubbornness of second stage have given way to the certain determination of third stage. Inspired by a love of life, she uses this great power to fulfill whatever may be her life purpose - for love can fulfill itself in almost any form. Third-stage Taureans can be found in almost any walk of life. More than any other sign of the zodiac, their future is an open book. The rest of the astrological chart will tend to indicate the chosen life direction of the individual.

Love seeks to express itself, and universal love seeks the higher good of all beings. To fulfill this divine imperative, the third-stage Taurean will choose perhaps to be a protector, healer or agent of transformation for some aspect of the world at large. The artistic temperament is common amongst natives of this sign, and the third stage bestows complete artistic freedom. Because she has spent so many lifetimes giving unconditionally to the world, this individual will find that in third stage she always receives assistance from others as she pursues her chosen calling. She may express her unconditional love for herself and all beings through works of beauty designed to evoke new levels of awareness.

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As a healer this individual excels, especially in any position requiring that loving attention be given out to others. Optimistic, loving acceptance can do wonders, and this individual's trust in life is highly contagious. While the presence of this individual is extremely reassuring to anyone experiencing physical difficulties, certain individuals in the third stage of Taurus are also potent spiritual and emotional healers. Because they have spent so much time during the second/third stage exploring and realigning their own inner world, they are often able to contact the deeper reaches of the collective mind and inspire and assist others to do likewise. They are guides, allowing full exploration of the inner world, giving those whom they serve the love and inspiration which makes it possible for them to conquer their inner darkness and re-emerge in full daylight.

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I like those!

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Two visionaries!

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Two divines too!

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Ah, I missed that!

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Third Stage Aries (The Hero)

The third-stage Arian is almost invariably a specialist. He is an expert and an innovator. No one knows his subject like he does. (Except perhaps another third-stage Aries with a similar purpose - who is certain to become a lifelong friend). Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, the God of War, and in third stage the Arian goes to war for whatever goal or cause he may have chosen to serve. Always the noble warrior, he will almost certainly be ethical as possible in all his undertakings. Nor will his purpose likely entail any forms of destructive activity, unless the need to go to battle is deemed to be truly necessary. The older soul in third stage will know that there are truly no enemies, and so will use disciplined ingenuity to fulfill his purpose and triumph over any apparent opposition.

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In third-stage, Aries loses much, though perhaps not all, of his inherent impatience. As long as he knows that he is doing the sort of work that fulfills him and is giving it his best effort, he is content to take the long view. If he sees his life through the eyes of a mystic, he is able to understand consciously that it may require several lifetimes to fully achieve his chosen purpose. Other third-stage Arians are not the least bit mystically inclined, but are still able to achieve great feats of self-discipline and demonstrate tremendous patience with life and those who surround them.

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Honesty and loyalty are personal characteristics which third-stage Aries tends to possess in great measure. Those who are not so serious are tremendously optimistic and approach life with playful joy as they go about exploring the world around them. Through personal discipline and a balanced attitude towards the self, Aries ultimately rediscovers his original oneness with life. Many Arians have a great love for small children and animals, who can share with them the positive simplicity of their basic approach to life.

After all the struggles which he has gone through in order to find himself, the third-stage Aries has finally achieved true self-esteem. He is able to quietly say to the world, "Yes, I have done a good job, haven't I!" At the same time he is a good listener who is genuinely interested in the lives of others, and knows that he is no more important than anyone else. The secret, which he has possessed all along, and has finally fully discovered, is that we are all enormously important. The realization of this truth fills him, with a kind of quiet reverence for the privilege that the life experience offers to us all.

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Are you going to post the others?

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Third Stage Cappy

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Stage means Decan?

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Sorry, yes, I'm planning too, just been exceptionally busy.

Third stage refers to evolutionary stage, so most people are aware of the three stages of Scorpio, but every sign has 3 stages of evolution though not all are linked to specific animals/insects.

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Third Stage Gemini (Youthful Genius)

The child genius becomes the wise eternal youth. Playfulness is an aspect of universal being. It is therefore also an aspect of all third-stage individuals, yet none more so than Gemini. He was the shy child waiting at the fringes of life, hoping to find that which would entrance his fellows enough to gain him admittance. Or has was the alienated child, misbehaving in his certainty that he would never receive their welcome. Now he has learned that the key is to include himself, merely to play. Being his own best friend, he need no longer fear or expect rejection and so can now be free to accept himself as the child he is, capable of enjoying the sunshine long after others have grown too old and serious to do so.

In second stage, he was often completely at the mercy of his own subconscious forces. Now he has accepted and befriended the irrational aspects of his being, and allows himself to be guided by his own personal bond with the natural rhythms of life. He is always in the right place at the right time, as he effortlessly follows the life path that is in harmony with the inner law of his being. His self-expression is natural and unaffected, and he is completely at home with the often considerable talent which he usually possesses.

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Because he has conquered his fears, his trust in life is now so great that it proves to be a constant source of inspiration to all that surround him. Each day is new to him, as trust and enthusiasm provide him with a simple, but profound key to the mysteries of life. Loving and loyal, with a deep appreciation for all forms of relationship and a true capacity for transformative intimacy, he is at the same time very much like a little child on a sunny day who has gone ahead to explore an unknown path. He now lies gleefully in wait for his companions to catch up to him.

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Third Stage Cancer (Divine Protection)

Deep inner peace and an enduring sense of personal security characterize an individual at this stage of development. Sheltered by the infinite world, which she knows to be the home of all, this individual is gracefully detached, yet warm and compassionate. The older soul in this stage is in constant contact with the life force that surrounds her. A younger soul in third stage may be less consciously aware of her contact with the whole of life. A hidden power that lies unquestioned within this individual provides her with the inspiration and confidence in life that allows her to fulfill her larger purpose.

She lives from the inner voice, and possesses an unshakable faith in the way of all things and, yet, the native of third-stage Cancer also possesses a deep sense of loyalty to her community and to some aspect of the larger world of which she is a part. While she is inclined to step back and allow things to take their course when the situation requires that she do so, she is also capable of stepping in to make a difference whenever there is truly a need for her to take action.

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While all third-stage individuals have achieved a certain level of mastery over their own intuitive capabilities, it could be said that the Cancerian is the most intuitive of them all. Even living in the heart of the city, she is truly at-one with nature, and so comes to grasp the essential truths of life more with the heart, than with the mind. She understands that as we think, so we are, and so she chooses to cultivate her inner silence so that she may hear the voice of the greater whole as it speaks within her. She may or may not be able to instruct others concerning this aspect of her personal philosophy, but whether or not she comprehends these truths intellectually, she lives them naturally and unquestioningly, making Cancer truly the sign that expresses the greatest inner peace and understanding.

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Third Stage Leo (Joyful Leader)

No one is more selflessly involved with himself than a third-stage Leo. He finds himself endlessly fascinating, yet he is totally without any form of offensive egotism. Easily lost in the moment, he is just as fascinated with life. He is enthusiastic and curious. Whatever he does, he does for the sheer joy of the experience. He exists in a state of reverence for life, completely absorbed in childlike concentration upon all that interests him. He does not care what impression he may leave, as he is constantly caught in a spontaneous act of self-recollection.

Because he has freed himself from all outward pressure to perform, his talents and strengths re-emerge in all their glory. He responds to this experience with awe and humility. The greatness that he discovers in himself fascinates him in the same way in which the natural world itself does. He knows that he is no more the owner and author of his own capabilities than he is of the beauty which surrounds him.

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To him the greatness of life now lies in the experience of the moment. His accomplishments, although affording a fulfillment all their own, are not the final goal. He allows the dream to move through him with no attachment to its outcome. In perfect trust, he is a totally surrendered, joyous virtuoso. He walks through life leaving no footprints, yet he is never forgotten. He returns the the leadership role that his soul has chosen, but the role falls lightly upon him now, for he secretly knows that he is just another follower of the Divine Impulse.

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Third Stage Virgo (World Healer)

Now in third stage, this individual can finally get on with her ultimate purpose of healing the Earth and its people in her chosen manner. She has learned never to judge for, in the process of resurrecting herself, she has come to realize that love is the only key. It is the only power that can ever affect a change in anyone's basic circumstances, interpretation and experience of life. Only love allows us to see the whole picture in any given situation. Judgement and all negative forms of criticism are the direct antithesis of love. Therefore to judge or condemn merely freezes all things in their tracks. Because she has learned unconditional self-acceptance in the process of healing herself, she now has the ability to provide unconditional acceptance and understanding to any individual she may encounter. She has come through the long dark tunnel in graceful and perfect form, and though she may be the living embodiment of some higher ideal, because of her past experience, she still retains her full humanity.

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Her purpose may involve the physical, mental or emotional healing of other individuals, or she may heal upon a collective level, expressing her purpose politically, artistically, scientifically or environmentally. Her natural talents are developed and perfected yet, unless her purpose requires her to be personally expressive, she tends to go about her business in a spirit of quiet humility. She has an enormous capacity for long-term dedication yet, when circumstances warrant, or her inner voice indicates, she can be off in a moment pursuing whatever course of action may be necessary in order to further her purpose or her process of self-actualization.

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Healer or free spirit, she knows that through the state of oneness which is our divine inheritance, even seeming impossibilities become naturally possible.

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Third Stage Libra (Right Relationship)

By the third stage, Libra is thoroughly equipped for the fulfillment of his soul purpose. He understands himself to be an agent for the higher forces of social welfare and natural order. Saturn, the planet of responsibility, finds its highest expression in Libra. The third-stage Libran serenely surrenders to his role of natural responsibility within the larger community. Having experienced the firsthand the utter folly of attempting to fulfill or cater to the personal whims of isolated individuals, he is now free to listen uncompromisingly to the law of his inner being. In doing so, he knows exactly his rightful place within the greater scheme of things.

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He is content to be alone, for he is at last strong and self-sufficient. Nor is he ever truly alone, for he almost certainly experiences a deep feeling of oneness with all kingdoms of life, both seen and unseen. Yet third-stage Librans are still seldom completely solitary individuals, for their purpose is to demonstrate right relationship, often on many levels and so the divine institution of marriage (spiritual if not necessarily legal) is often an important vehicle for the expression of their purpose. They most likely experience the profound support of their life partner as they go about the business of fulfilling their purpose within the larger community.

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Third Stage Scorpio (Divine Will)

The traditional symbol for the third stage of Scorpio is the eagle. The eagle flies above the Earth, her wings supported by the air currents she has mastered. One symbolic meaning of air is an image is that of the Life Breath - the Spiritual matter which permeates all things. Air is invisible, yet omnipresent in our environment. The Scorpion is the symbol of the first stage of Scorpio, and represents the soul's belief that she exists in a hostile desert-like world where she may be required to use her venom in order to survive. There she believes she is alone, without any spiritual protection or assistance. By third stage she has learned to trust in the invisible, to learn to master it, so that it is able to lift her, moving her beyond the earthly limitations to which most of us seem to be subject.

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The eagle is also a ruthless hunter, and when it is necessary, the third-stage Scorpio can be uncompromisingly ruthless as well. However, she is never destructive. As a healer, or leader, or spiritual teacher, she knows when others require confrontation or challenge in order to move beyond their limitations. She is hard when it is necessary for her to be so.

However, she can also be incredibly gentle, and often possesses a very calming presence. This is another little known trait which she has in common with her animal symbol. Her strength is apparent to all who know her. Because she can see so clearly to the depth of their souls, she has complete unconditional acceptance of others. She is also very inspiring. She takes wings; she seems to do the impossible. Living by her powers of faith, her enthusiasm for life is highly contagious. Because she has accepted and forgiven herself, she is not vulnerable to the criticism or skepticism of others. She has been there, she understands them, and can smile acceptingly at their doubt. This means that they have no power to inspire doubt in her, and may find themselves transformed, seemingly in spite of themselves.

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Third Stage Sagittarius (Natural Truth)

The third-stage Sagittarian has regained his childlike joy in the spirit of life. He is no longer naively innocent. Instead he has innocent wisdom. The Source of Life has revealed its simple truths to him. Now he is able to review the knowledge that he has gathered over the centuries, spontaneously allowing it to surface as he gives it meaning within a larger context. He is able to pass on the wisdom of the ancients in a way that has perfect relevance to the time and place in which he finds himself. At last he is able to help the people. He also knows why they suffer, and that it is not always wrong that they do so. He holds the truth for those who are ready to receive it, allowing the rest to travel whatever path they must. Because of his understanding of love and the attractive simplicity of his joy, he is able to assist many.

He lives life with little attachment, and yet he embraces the world. No longer concerned with those who cannot understand him, he has perfect confidence in his inner contact. He goes his own way and allows others to go their own, his patience stemming from his knowledge of the power of evolution. Eventually he knows that all others will find the Source that he has found within himself. If he can join with them in that discovery, he will feel himself truly privileged. If not, he has all of infinity to explore and all of time in which to do it.

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Third Stage Capricorn (Visionary Integrity)

The third-stage Capricorn is a crystal clear channel of divine wisdom, exercising itself in perfect humility. Within her mind lie the keys to the structure of the cosmos. In astrology Capricorn is the traditional ruler of the tenth house, or midheaven of the natal chart. This portion of the horoscope is the highest point of the birthchart, and represents the constellation that is directly above us at the moment of birth. In the early stages of Capricorn the soul tries to "reach the top", and become the best expression of herself which she can possibly be. Her interpretation of "the heights" changes in third stage to produce a truly celestial nature that reaches beyond all limitations to achieve the heights of perception. By third stage this individual has completely rejected a materialistic interpretation of life. She has no attachment to material existence, but neither does she reject the world and all that is has to offer. She understands that spirit and matter are truly one and therefore indivisible. She also comprehends much of the higher purpose of physical incarnation.

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Relaxed and childlike, she is at the same time mature and serene. She possesses a calm, enduring sense of personal dignity which no one can take away, for she understands that she and no one else is responsible for the state of her inner being at all times, and in all situations. Knowing what it feels like to experience self-doubt, and having relinquished any illusory feelings of personal superiority, she is highly accepting of others and easily approached by the people. This is a good thing - for she has x-ray vision. A third-stage Capricorn often possesses the ability to look within another individual and see how that person is built. She can see the seed potential that may lie dormant or suppressed.

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Able to see the underlying structure of some incredibly important aspect of human or natural evolution, she spends her time enraptured with observing and serving the process of its unfolding, sharing her own personal vision with any who express a need or interest in doing so. She stands in wait, an ever-patient servant of life, looking with one essential structure of the cosmos. She knows that all posses within themselves the keys that can unlock all truth and wisdom. Knowing this she feels no urgency to impose what she may see upon those who surround her. Instead she watches from the heights, assisting any who seek to climb the peak upon which we all stand united in the end.

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Third Stage Aquarius (Cultural Transformation)

Third-stage Aquarians have learned to release the impossible task of attempting to change a world that does not want to be changed. Now they begin the process of cutting a doorway from an old world into a new one. First-stage Aquarians are born into an already existing harmonious society. In second stage they enter a corrupt society and suffer the burden of attempting to change it. In third stage they begin the process of founding a new society which will finally be able to express all of their soul's ideals.

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While barriers to self-expression dissolve, so do all the old barriers which in the past may have prevented intimacy with others and his own personal acceptance of himself and the world. He now enjoys close friendship and intimate love. His community is very important to him, for he cannot build a new world all by himself. It is built through him and through those he is closest to. In this stage he enjoys the adventure of discovering new ways to express his innate knowledge, while also enjoying the satisfaction of being able to build fulfilling family life for himself and his partner.

His entire life is an act of personal creativity, as he begins the process of allowing a new culture to take birth through himself and his associates. The blueprint of a new way of life expresses itself through him and around him and all he need do is follow its inner promptings. He has developed the ability to listen within and to act in partnership with the spirit of evolution.

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Third Stage Pisces (Inspired Visionary)

Many third-stage Pisceans are highly creative people. Inspired by a new vision of life, their newfound understanding must flow forth. They are caring and compassionate, and in their presence you always feel accepted and understood. An old symbol for Pisces is the whale. I feel that this is an appropriate symbol for third-stage Pisces, but also believe that the dolphin describes the character of this individual aptly. Having learned to trust in the laws of life, this individual not only floats on the great sea of consciousness; she literally dances on the water.

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Third-stage Pisceans have great courage. They completely trust themselves and their own feelings and are capable of dealing with emotional situations that no one else could ever face. They greet life with quiet wisdom, and while they are dependent upon no one, are capable of experiencing great intimacy - for they live a life of constant surrender to the Source from which we stem. They have at last discovered their true strength as individuals.

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Very good fit with mine.

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Even though Charmaine isn't a third decan.

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