Monthly Archives: July 2019

Leo 5° “Still unsure? Flip it! Decide!”

“Still unsure? Flip it! Decide!”

The Span of Assurance

Phase 125

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Leo 5° Rock formations at the edge of a precipice

This is a symbol of the constitution of reality in crisis, offering a challenge to man as it pyramids in ramifying involvements until action or decision becomes an immediate necessity. There is no possible sustainment of individuality without an acceptance of difficulty as significant and an accompanying realization that every shift in orientation is a demand for some enlarged self-discovery. Personality only achieves its stability at the threshold of the risks it is willing to take.

The Keyword is ENDURANCE

When positive, the degree is man’s genius for initial aplomb and ultimate competency in the face of all danger, and when negative, pure bullheadedness.

Don’t cry for me Argentina

Heads, I win. Tails, you lose…⁣

“When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because, in that brief moment when the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you are hoping for.” Quasain⁣

Or, if you are like me, you’ll deal with it the long, introspective way, which in my case included 12 pages of journaling. I don’t care for short-cuts, do you? “Participation must be conscious!” That is, of course, if you want the coin of life experience to flip from practical insight to wisdom and understanding. If not, if you live just one day after the other, without any measured approach to contemplate and glean the worth of your time spent, then any coin will do, and any toss will suffice. It’s all about what you’re willing to invest for your greater self-discovery.

“Still unsure? Flip it! Decide!” Saijin

Leo 4° “With appropriate action.”

Leo 4

“With appropriate action.”

The Span of Assurance

Phase 124

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Leo 4° A man formally dressed and a deer with its horns folded

This is a symbol of self-assertion at a point of effective impact on the world, dramatized here on the side of an established and everyday reality. Formality becomes a magical ordering of the automatisms of lesser things, enlisting them in an enduring service to each individual’s more outstanding talents. His achievements become evident in the trophies by which he makes his consistent contribution of the real essence of himself to his fellows.

The Keyword is MORALE

When positive, the degree is exceptional capacity for winning and holding the esteem of men, and when negative, dependence on applause and a playing to the gallery to get it.

Eagles – Take it to the Limit – Remastered

Did you know that Gandhi used a spinning wheel to produce his own cloth? He did! Further, on this day in 1941, Henry Ford wrote a letter to Gandhi praising him for “his campaign of civil disobedience aimed at forcing the British colonial government out of India.”

“Greatly pleased, he sent in response a portable spinning wheel, one of the old-fashioned devices that Gandhi famously used to produce his own cloth.

The wheel, autographed in Hindi and English, was shipped and personally delivered to Ford by Raman in Greenfield Village, Michigan. Ford kept it as a symbol of the principles of simplicity and economic independence that both he and Gandhi championed.”

Where do you draw the line and do whatever it takes to demonstrate your right to dominion? Do you have a token, as they both found in the spinning wheel, which represents your values, such as they shared in their common value of “simplicity and economic independence”? What are your end game values? Where will you draw the line that shall not be crossed lest you, too, engage in your right to expression through civil disobedience? Will it be a hunger strike? Or, as did Jesus, will you sit and bind a cord and then overthrow the money-changers’ tables? [John 2:15], or, will you need stand, as the formally dressed man with the conquered and bowed deer’s head behind him?

In 1931, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, shared his reflections of Leo 4 this way, “An elderly man in evening clothes, of poised and military bearing, stands alone before a lovely mounted moose head,” and said of it, “This is a symbol of the extremes of masculine evolution, or the culture of the drawing room as it meets on real terms the excellencies of the great out-of-doors. Positively it is a degree of self-development; negatively, a consistent subservience of self to life.”

“With appropriate action.” Saijin

Image Source: Ghandi, This Day in History; The Colby Trophy Room, Museum of Science, Boston

Leo 3° “If you don’t know, just say so.”

“If you don’t know, just say so.”

The Span of Assurance

Phase 123

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Leo 3° A woman having her hair bobbed

This is a symbol of human independence carried to a point of extreme self-examination, here emphasized in a desire for greater participation in the momentary trends and heightened values of the social milieu. There is open invitation to every possibility of personal experience, and a willingness to grasp the least promising opportunity in order to achieve an enlarged significance. The soul accepts every minor modification of itself in order to perfect the channels of its self-expression.

The Keyword is DECISION

When positive, the degree is exceptionally effective self-mobilization for the sake of personal ambition, and when negative, wholly inadequate appreciation for the self and its destiny.

Passenger – Holes

Impressionism ~ Holes in our knowledge

Want to impress yourself? Here’s how to do it: Be honest! Say, I don’t know to yourself when you simply don’t know.

Then, when you do know—or think you do—offer yourself your answer first. Roll it around in your head. Does it seem right, feel right? Great! Now offer it out there. On the other hand, if it doesn’t quite fill the bill, then it’s time to re-think it, go back and try again. Keep searching, pondering, and even praying! You’ll know when it’s right. You won’t have any doubts then. But until that moment comes….

In Praise of Acknowledging Ignorance

There are three worthy answers to every question: Yes, I know, No, I don’t know, and finally, I’ll get back with you as soon as I know.

But please for our own spark of divinity’s sakes, let’s stop pretending we know when, in truth, we don’t. We only have a clue. And that is enough to get from ignorance to bliss. So, be honest with yourself….

“If you don’t know, just say so.” Saijin

Leo 2° “Things are moving quickly now.”

“Things are moving quickly now.”

The Span of Assurance

Phase 122

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Leo 2° An epidemic of mumps

This is a symbol of personal capacities wholly out of hand, and of the momentary appeal of escapist ideas whenever the self fails to remain alive to its own immediate needs or ultimate interests. The reversed symbolism emphasizes the absolute necessity laid on every living spirit, that somehow it retain a passionate sensitiveness to the practical import or organic usefulness of everything it encounters in its everyday situation. Here is life poised in sharp susceptibility.

The Keyword is INFECTION

When positive, the degree is continual self-dramatization as the basis for participation in current affairs, and when negative, retreat to self-deficiencies in a frantic effort to avoid experience.

Christmas in July ~ The Party’s on!

Madagascar 3 – I like to move it move it

There’s going to be a spreading out of intensifying energies today, so don’t forget your “I.D.” Please make sure it’s not a fake one! Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent and any suspicious characters’ IDs will be checked at the door. A few words of advice: Observe the dress code. Know your limits. Obey the house rules. Be aware that dis-ease may ever be lurking nearby. If you make contact, it will spread spontaneously. In other words, this isn’t a party for the unsuspecting or the faint of heart. You’ve been warned!

What could possibly go wrong?! Well, for those in true party-mode—those who are prepared for the good times to roll—those who have BYOV (that’s Bring Your Own Vision, for the newbies), this party’s gonna knock your socks off!

Ready? Ok! Let’s roll!

“Things are moving quickly now” Saijin

Leo 1° “Things that make us want to burst.”

“Things that make us want to burst.”

The Span of Assurance

Phase 121

Fire Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Leo 1° A case of apoplexy

This is a symbol of an overwhelming potentiality, and of an ever-pressing necessity for genuine self-establishment and personal stability. Implicit in the reversed symbolism is man’s complete lack of inhibition in his everyday make-up, together with his ability to mobilize all his powers and even risk his own existence rather than accept any thwarting of his desires. Here is emphasis on the unbroken continuity between being and doing, or between identity and its continual manifestation of itself.


When positive, the degree is creativity in the day-by-day expression of the self’s real possibilities, and when negative, thoroughgoing self-indulgence and imposition on others.

Da Vinci Code ending

Louis XIV ~ The Sun King

Louis XIV wouldn’t allow Bernini’s statue of him seated on horseback to be placed in the Louvre. It was banished, had to be removed! It wasn’t destroyed, but sent away, later to be modified by François Girardon, Louis XIV’s royal court sculptor. Still, there was something about it that bothered him deeply… Was it something about himself that he couldn’t quite deal with, wasn’t ready to face on a daily basis? I’m gonna venture a guess—it was his feminine side. You see, King Louis XIV not only had a magnificent head of curls, but also wore high heel shoes. The combination was just to, shall we say, romanticizing? But let us pause—we have the benefit of looking back on this phenomenal marker in history! Here, I propose, was the crack through which the light poured in–where the masculine was face-to-face with the inner feminine—a point in our civilization that marks the beginning of the future healing that would usher forth or as we now say, it was an idea whose time had come.

Thus it was that in the 1980’s when the Louvre–long ago left in ruins and battle-scars–was now to be brought back to its former majesty and beauty. An architect by the name of Pei was called upon to bring the added touch of feng shui to the Louvre. Though the Palace had burned down and the rubble long cleared, it was time to make every effort to restore the Louvre to its original glory. But how? That’s where Pei put his masterful skills into manifestation. He came up with the idea for the Crystal Pyramid. It was to stand as replica of the once magnificent Palace of the Tuileries itself! But when complete, Master Pei was still not pleased; something more was needed—something that would bring absolute symmetry—some touch of feng shui—something to direct the viewer’s eye to the Crystal Pyramid. That’s when the decision was made to make a replica of the Bernini Sun King statue, the feminine-masculine to lead the way, and to place it at an odd angle that suggested the eye to turn to gaze now upon the Crystal Pyramid—the beautiful glorious symbol of the beauty of the feminine, but in the form of prismic fire or masculine-feminine. Both outer and inner—former and present—joined at last. The divine masculine and the divine feminine have thus been reunited. Let us proceed. There is yet work to be done! ~ adapted from Les Tuileries – The Phantom of the Palace

Key Truths of Occult Philosophy

The Pyramid has been broken open;

The square has been laid bare;

The triangle points upward;

The circle will now begin to operate! ~ 1925

“Things that make us want to burst.” Saijin

Cancer 30 ~ “Again! Now, in full glory!”

“Again! Now, in full glory!”⁣

The Span of Ingenuousness

Phase 120

Water Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Cancer 30 A Daughter of the American Revolution

This is a symbol of the enduring background in human relations as essentially dependent on an established tradition, and of a willingness to maintain it through a sharp rejection of any modifying influence of unsympathetic times or events. The emphasis here on an outer conservatism carries with it an implicit warning against any mere resistance to change, and also stresses the need for a life which is exemplary through its faithfulness to standards of proved worth.

The keyword is INHERITANCE

When positive, the degree is an infectious pride in leadership through which a group is able to act as a unit, and when negative, the ultimate betrayal of selfhood by a false assumption of superiority.

The formula is: sustaining-critical-universal-generalizing-spiritual-inspired.

Eye of the Tiger

Introducing a league of their own: Rewriting history with herstory…

The word ‘history’ comes from the Ancient Greek word ἱστορία or historia, which means ‘knowledge that is obtained by inquiry’. Rewriting History, not from the view of the conqueror, but from the perspective of wholeness or completeness.

Let’s do it! Erase and try again. Wipe that slate clean. Get rid of that old, one-sided story! Rewrite IT in the fullness of ITS glory.

Going Quantum!

Delayed Choice/Quantum Eraser ~ The Quantum Eraser of Time Itself: Choices made in the present moment affect not only the future, but also the past!

Wholeness: A circle.

Two circles overlapping at center-points = Pi ~ Dividing the circumference by the diameter.

Pi Approximation Day, after all, is 22 divided by 7 or July 22nd. Let’s rewrite “his story” by bringing IT into balance with “her-story”.

“Again! Now, in full glory!” Saijin

Cancer 29 “A fiat of perception.”

“A fiat of perception.”

The Span of Ingenuousness

Phase 119

Water Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Cancer 29° A Muse weighing twins

This is a symbol of man’s continual if not always evident relationship with the over-reality in which he lives and moves and has his being, here given an emphasis on the side of inner reconciliations. Individual existence is always manifest as personality in the world of the senses and as reason in a realm of eternalities, and the effective union of these complementary functions is found in the immortal insights of a spiritual wholeness. A person knows himself now one way and now another, and thereby realizes his integrity in selfhood.

The keyword is VALUE

When positive, an effectiveness of judgment irrespective of momentary contradictions on every hand, and when negative, undisciplined perfectionism.

The formula is: sustaining-critical-universal-generalizing-spiritual-responsible.

You are the Eternal Universe by Alan Watts

The Muses in Greek mythology, poetry and literature, are the goddesses of the inspiration of Literature, Science and the Arts. They were considered the Source of Knowledge, and related this orally for centuries in the ancient culture through Poetry, Lyrics and Myths.

A Fiat of Perception

An effectiveness of judgement irrespective of contradictions on every hand. A master can effectively reason in the presence of duality. An official order given by someone who has power: an order that must be followed.

The Muses Still Speak!

The Great Invocation by Alice Bailey

From the point of Light within the Mind of God, Let light stream forth into the minds of men. Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God, Let love stream forth into the hearts of men. May Christ return to Earth.

From the centre where the Will of God is known, Let purpose guide the little wills of men—The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the centre which we call the race of men, Let the Plan of Love and Light work out, And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” St. Catherine of Sienne

“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.” JD Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

“A fiat of perception.” Saijin

Art by Alphonze Mucha