Here, once again, comes December with all its modern glittery hassle and calls to buy, buy and go, go, and do, do.
Although December is the 12th month of our year, its name implies, correctly, that once upon an ancient Roman time it was the 10th month - decem = ten.
Each zodiac sign of 30 degrees is split into "decans" - 10ths : 3 sets of 10 degrees.
Capricorn, Cardinal Earth is 10th sign of the zodiac, ruled by Saturn.
10th house represents one's career, work and public persona.
On 10th house cusp is the midheaven angle - a potent spot in an astrological chart.
Card 10 of the Major Arcana is The Wheel of Fortune. In traditional tarot decks the Wheel has the four mystical creatures of the bible (Ezekiel 1:10, Revelation 4:7) in the four corners, corresponding to the four Fixed signs of the Zodiac: A bull = Taurus, a lion = Leo, an eagle = Scorpio, and a winged man = Aquarius. The card is interpreted along these lines: unexpected developments, change of course, new way of life; conflicts of interest , circumstances beyond one's control; some chaos then the start of something better ; the hand of fate; advice to maintain a flexible attitude.
Number 10 follows number 9 which in the Tarot is the Hermit. The Hermit is the self-realized wise one. 10 + 9 = 19; 1 + 9 = 10; 1 + 0 = 1.... and round and around we go.....the wheel turns.
Ten is the culmination of previous steps into a 2 digit numeral, but 1 + 0 = 1 thus the end becomes the beginning.
The 1 and the 0 = binary code, the male and female that is within every structure and every code of creation.
Biologically the 1 represents the male penis and the O is the woman's vagina, which combine to create life.
Humans have 10 fingers and toes - must have come in very erm...handy in earliest times, probably the original mechanics of counting.
And so, it's