Sai Thame, the Janya, or angel, rules both royalty and authority, and also music. It is interesting to compare the traditional meaning of the word “jovial” (belonging to Jupiter). Today it is trivialised into meaning simply “merry” or “jocular”, but originally it had more to do with the joy of pomp and ceremony and high festivals and royal occasions.

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Following the remarks on the word “jovial”, one might make a further observation.

In modern Tellurian language, the adjectives of Janyatic (or planetary) qualities have had the following fates:

“Jovial” (Jupiter) has been trivialised, as mentioned above. “Mercurial” (Mercury) is also trivialised, referring only to the lower “playful” element of Sai Mati, not to her wisdom. “Saturnine” (Saturn) is scarcely recognised by most modern people. “Venereal” (Venus) now has highly distasteful connotations, being almost exclusively associated with disease. However “martial” (Mars) still retains nearly all its original character and connotation.

Is this not precisely what one might expect of the late-patriarchal Age of Iron? Most janyatic qualities are lost or trivialised owing to the metaphysical ignorance of the age. Sai Sushuri (Venus) the principle of concord and femininity is vilified. Only the quality of Mars, the principle of discord and (in Telluria) masculinity continues to be understood and correctly referred to.

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