Monthly Archives: December 2021

Capricorn 11° “I AM—my moment is NOW!”

The Span of Illusiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 281

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-specializing-spiritual-experimental.

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

Capricorn 11° A large group of pheasants

This is a symbol of the social ritualization by which man’s everyday personality is able to maintain and refine its particular characteristics, and of the common expression of self through which life endows each individual with his fundamental inner certainty and his convenient outer reality. Here is an emphasis on the reduplications and multiplications of every facet of existence, so that the continuous variations come to dramatize an infinite potential inherent in the whole.

The keyword is ILLIMITABILITY.

When positive, the degree is a tireless pursuit of every personal aspiration, and when negative, egotistic satisfaction in matching the mediocrity of others.

This is the Moment ~ Robert Cuccioli

Quick Change Artist

You are a jigsaw puzzle. Begin by finding your corners. Now find the straight edges. Sort those. Make the frame. Now sort by hue and composition. Work out the male/female connections on the inside. Arrange groupings near like-composed edges. Experiment until everything fits in just right.

Turn to the Right! No! Your Other Right!

Got it together now? Whaddya think? Like what you see? My God! Who is that staring back? Grab your paintbrush! Apply another layer of oils. Let it dry. Break into pieces, Humpty Dumpty, and put yourself together again. Many of the masters had hidden paintings beneath… Just be aware of what you are covering up and why. Why you don’t ever want to look back and see that again. Good! Now, proceed forward.

Who? You Talkin’ to Me?

And now your reflection is talking to you. Good! We’re making progress! You’ve got until the stroke of midnight to respond. Lead, follow or get out of soul’s way. Change is upon you whether that will happen willingly and with cooperation or without and with resistance. You can kick and scream the whole way, if that’s what you choose to do with your time and space. Your life. Your choice. But, regardless, change is here!

Fine! Alright then! I hereby resolve to ….

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 …

“The person who knows ‘how’ will always have a job. The person who knows ‘why’ will always be his boss.” Anonymous

My work is done here. Moving along….

“I AM—my moment is NOW!” Saijin

Image source: Jigsaw Puzzle ~ Retrato de Ambroise Vollard

Welcome to more of the amazing and wondrous Sabian symbols!

To learn more about The Sabian Assembly, the organization founded by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones on October 17, 1923, where seekers are bound by “searching for competent rather than easy answers to the problems of life”, please visit The Sabian Assembly.

I invite you to visit me on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold, structural/masculine) and the Star (5-fold, creative/feminine), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition, The Sabian Publishing Society, New York; printed in the United States of America by the Roberts Studio Press, Arden, Delaware.

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Capricorn 10° “All of my needs are supplied.”

Capricorn 10

The Span of Illusiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 280

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-specializing-social-inspired.

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

Capricorn 10° An albatross feeding from the hand

This is a symbol of man’s basic self-justification on the practical or commonplace side, and of his complete dependence on the co-operation of the world at large for any actuality of personal experience. He must ever take the initiative in meeting the needs of others if he is to expect them to stir appreciably and similarly in his own behalf. If he reaps in life he must sow abundantly, and he establishes himself as he expends himself and thereby encourages his fellows to do the same.

The keyword is NURTURE.

When positive, the degree is unusual success in dramatizing the potentialities of human nature and its ramifying achievements, and when negative, overconcern with side issues.

Vanessa’s Song ~ The Little Mermaid

“Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.” Thomas Browne

What’s the Scuttlebutt?

Did any of you get coal in your stockings for Christmas? I’m asking seriously. No? Hmmm…. Did you deserve to get coal? Um, I see. Brings this scripture to mind:

Matthew 7:11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

So then, what’s all the scuttlebutt about?

Scuttlebutt, the Water Cooler Talk of 19th Century Seafarers (Merriam-Webster def.)

When office workers catch up on the latest scuttlebutt around the water cooler, they are continuing a long-standing tradition that probably also occurred on the sailing ships of yore. .. In time, the term for the water source was also applied to the gossip and rumors generated around it, and the latest chatter has been called “scuttlebutt” ever since.

Then, just watch what happens next! Rumors are like that–everyone rushing in at once to add in or take away their two cents’ worth. My, we are all such a motley crew! But in the heart of hearts, what’s not to love! We are all so very human. In our hearts we all cherish those we’ve been given to love in this life–beyond any imperfections displayed at times. We are endowed with the gift of the Divine to see beneath the rough to the diamond. Flaws and all, we bring miracles to life because, at the end of all the fuss and feathers, we have the sense to follow our hearts. 

So, let’s take a peek at what’s really shining through today on NURTURE:

Visualize: MANDATE – A man shouting from the rooftops! (What would he be shouting?)

Objectify: RITUALIZATION – A kiss beneath the mistletoe! (Oh my! With whom, might I ask!)

Synchronize: RECOVERY – Radiant sunbeams break through a dark, cloudy sky! (Silver linings?!)

Actualize: RESPONSIVENESS – Look into the face of innocence. (Quick! Find a mirror!)

Some of the motley crew are about to witness first-hand just how quickly destiny can change when the heart is beating true. It just wouldn’t be right to tell their story’s ending, but here’s a hint: You do believe in magic, don’t you?

My grandson asked his mom, “Mom, is this magic?” His mom answered, “Everything is magic. You’re going to have to be more specific.”

So, you see this story is far from ending. In fact, it’s just about to start all over again. T-1 and Counting to the New Year!

“Swallowed hook, line and sinker.” Saijin

Image source: Coal Scuttle

Welcome to more of the amazing and wondrous Sabian symbols!

To learn more about The Sabian Assembly, the organization founded by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones on October 17, 1923, where seekers are bound by “searching for competent rather than easy answers to the problems of life”, please visit The Sabian Assembly.

I invite you to visit me on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold, structural/masculine) and the Star (5-fold, creative/feminine), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition, The Sabian Publishing Society, New York; printed in the United States of America by the Roberts Studio Press, Arden, Delaware.

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Capricorn 8° “The comings and the goings.”

The Span of Illusiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 278

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-specializing-social-receptive.

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

Capricorn 8° Birds in the house singing happily

This is a symbol of the descent of spirit or intelligence into every last ramification of everyday reality, and of man’s self-fulfillment as he is successful in shaping circumstances or precipitating events so that they become the ultimate and outward revelation of that higher vision by which he continues to be himself at core. Here is the actual and impregnable independence of the individual, evident as at length he is able to make his world his own and call on all to share it with him.

The keyword is ESTABLISHMENT.

When positive, the degree is an insatiable urge to put everything to use and to employ every least talent of self, and when negative, idle narcissism.

Music Selection: My Favorite Things

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” Helen Keller

Giving Our Ideas Wings

If you have had a great idea and are going to put it out there—if you’re going to bring your epiphany to light–then let’s be sure your own personal stamp of approval is affixed to what takes wing! It is understood that you’ve had this great flash of inspiration in order to let it sing–we’re all here to let our light shine, not hide it under a bushel. And, I’m absolutely sure your gift will be joyful, vibrant and desirable.

That is the subject of today’s septenary–Establishment—setting the foundation of even greater things to come. This is a sacred endeavor to keep that brilliant idea of yours alive and flying. You are the head of household, the host/hostess, the honey-doer, the fine-tuner. You’ll be in charge of keeping an eye out for how to make things better along the way—R&D department–always looking to keep things orderly, up-to-date and functioning well.

Whoa! Hold up thee, Sonny!

Seriously—let’s take a look around this house full of flying things! Just imagine a zoo without custodial staff. Do you follow me? Fantastic to see and hear all those flyers, but, excuse me, who’s gonna clean up their mess! Sorry, but this simply must be discussed! Singing is nice, even critical to the success of your epiphany, but you’ve got to consider outcome. Hey! You’re the one feeding those birds of yours, and we know what’s bound to follow. Just look at them go… Er… Don’t look down! It’s messy down there!

What’s a Head of Household to Do?

Should you wait until everything is perfect—all holes plugged–before you let your ideas fly? Nonsense. Creativity is meant to be shared. You can’t fill a full cup, and yours is full to overflowing. We absolutely must fill and release, doing all that we can beforehand, of course, to ensure that our works of light and inspiration represent the best we have to offer at any given point in time. It’s just that we need to bring up the rear, too! Someone’s got to play Safety. Guess who?

Attention to Detail

A thought on throwing in the towel on the flash-of-light inspiration you’ve received from the Universe/your higher self. Of such sacrifices, God says that he spits them out, and that the smell of such incense is a stench to him. God does not want back that which has been given to our charge and care. He wants us to love those blessings of insight, nurture and care for them. So if there are droppings about, clean them up–regularly. Folks are coming to your place to hear your birds sing. Put out the welcome mat and throw open the doors. Just be sure the floors of the Establishment are nice and clean. So, don’t throw in the towel, grab it and start scrubbing!

No Doubt

You’ll make your home a place where all may come and feel welcome. It will be filled with all your favorite things, and when things drop, you’ll be there to clean them up, no doubt, whistling while you work!

“The comings and the goings.” Saijin

Image: Mrs. Doubtfire’s Deception

Capricorn 7° “Here comes a flash of insight.”

The Span of Illusiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 277

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-specializing-social-sensitive.

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

Capricorn 7° A veiled prophet of power

This is a symbol of nature’s illimitable potentialities on the side of her readiness to meet the physical and psychological demands of man, and of the necessity that he exercise his mastery of natural forces as a basis for his self-assurance in meeting everyday strain and turmoil. Here is an exaltation of the untapped resources inherent in all personality, and a dramatization of life achievement as the essence of self-fulfillment.

The keyword is SUPREMACY.

When positive, the degree is unerring insight into the motives of men and a consequent gift for organizing their efforts along any given line of accomplishment, and when negative, inability to distinguish true values from false.

One Moment in Time ~ Whitney Houston 

The ALL is Mind ~ The Universe is Mental. (The Hermetic Axiom)

The Screen of Prophecy

Nothing can be created without first being a conceptual construct of consciousness. Without a mental, conceptual construct in consciousness, nothing could exist.

Epiphany

“Hold this idea in your mind! Don’t let go of it! Think about it! Draw it! Make models of it! Start making money with it; speak all over the place about it. Just hold onto this idea. Don’t let it go! And out of your mind will precipitate this invention from your idea. This is the beautiful illustration of how the Universe works! The invention can never become a reality until it is mentally conceived. Conceptual ideas, on all levels, always precede manifest realities. And this is the nature of the Universe.” Charles Gilchrist, Metatron’s Cube

The Challenge of Change

Change A) the past, or B) the future? Do it now!

The correct answer is C, as in ’seeing’ your great idea as existing in each present moment of now. Keeping it alive, nurture and sustain it–allow it to grow. With unwavering intent, moving your great idea forward. Allowing it to change, refining into its perfect state of existence.

Allow Your Insight of Truth to Be Known

“The Screen of Prophecy is a rapport with cosmic order that gives potential signature value at every moment of emergence in attention.” Marc Edmund Jones

“Here comes a flash of insight.” Saijin

Image source: Einstein, Gödel, and the Science of Time Travel 

Welcome to more of the amazing and wondrous Sabian symbols!

To learn more about The Sabian Assembly, the organization founded by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones on October 17, 1923, where seekers are bound by “searching for competent rather than easy answers to the problems of life”, please visit The Sabian Assembly.

I invite you to visit me on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold, structural/masculine) and the Star (5-fold, creative/feminine), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition, The Sabian Publishing Society, New York; printed in the United States of America by the Roberts Studio Press, Arden, Delaware.

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

 

Capricorn 6° “Getting to the source of it.”

 

Capricorn 6

The Span of Illusiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 276

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-specializing-social-experimental.

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

Capricorn 6° A dark archway and ten logs at the bottom

This is a symbol of the illimitable resources of self in preserving its own integrity through the varying fortunes of everyday living, and of the satisfaction anyone may know through a conscious direction of his own destiny. Personality comes to fulfillment as it realizes that its function is an unending exploration of its own potentialities. Man remains unimpeachably himself because he is able to extend himself indefinitely.

The keyword is THOROUGHNESS.

When positive, the degree is high competence in the interpretation of life’s purposes or unusual persistence in employing its ramifying potentials effectively, and when negative, fear of experience and bondage to mystery.

Join me on the Chimney Tops, where the logs have already been burned. Come, take a look!

Chim Chimney

Your turn! Go on now, whistle me your favorite tune. I’ll listen. Which one would you like me to hear? What’s number one on your top ten memories of the year that refuses to die out? Back away from the embers, they will pop out and sting you, so be careful! Besides, there could be a stick or two of dynamite in there disguising themselves as logs! It’s so hard to tell–the corners of our minds can be so dark at times. Go ahead, fan the flames if you dare. Make it right. Speak your truth. Let those sticks of dynamite turn everything into kindling wood. Light the fuse that’s been haunting you all this time.

What’s been holding you back? Why not just let truth fly free? Oh, I see! You must first decide who, when and why? Asking self what’s to be gained if here, what’s to be damaged if there? I see. You’re really quite bright! I’m impressed. Seriously! It is time to be thorough, as the symbol suggests. But, as you’ve wisely suggested, to just go off completely in the wrong place at the wrong time? Well, all I can say about that is there may be a lot of burning embers, and tons of ashes to sweep out in the morning. 

Just a reminder…

None of us have ever committed a “new” sin. They’ve all been done before. Nothing unique about what you did or he did or she did. We’re all here on this planet Earth together. The lessons bind us together. We need to go through this sojourn in order for us to move ahead, individually and collectively. We are overcoming, at the most fundamental level, our animalistic and egoic natures. Lots of lessons about sex, loyalty, allegiance, ideals, power, greed, and on and on, round and round we go, learning here and there, with each relationship, more about ourselves. We all fall. Rising is a choice. Eventually we’ll learn what it was we wanted to learn. We’ll break the pattern hiding deep within our psyche. Only then can we sweep out the old and bring in the new.

Chim Chim Cher-ee

Up where the smoke
Is all billered and curled
‘Tween pavement and stars
Is the chimney sweep world

When there’s hardly no day
Nor hardly no night
There’s things half in shadow
And halfway in light
On the rooftops of London
Coo, what a sight

Chim, chimney
Chim, chimney
Chim, chim, cher-ee
When you’re with a sweep
You’re in glad company

A little bit of research on The Yule Log might go a long way, too!

“Getting to the source of it.” Saijin

Image Credit: Chimney Sweeps

Welcome to more of the amazing and wondrous Sabian symbols!

To learn more about The Sabian Assembly, the organization founded by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones on October 17, 1923, where seekers are bound by “searching for competent rather than easy answers to the problems of life”, please visit The Sabian Assembly.

I invite you to visit me on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold, structural/masculine) and the Star (5-fold, creative/feminine), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition, The Sabian Publishing Society, New York; printed in the United States of America by the Roberts Studio Press, Arden, Delaware.

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Capricorn 5° “Sit and sway to the rhythm.”

The Span of Illusiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 275

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-specializing-physical-inspired.

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

Capricorn 5° Indians rowing a canoe and dancing a war dance

This is a symbol of the irresistible impulse to action inherent in the very fact of conscious being, and of the powers of accomplishment brought to their personal focus as some pattern of motives takes form on the subjective side of things. Implicit in the symbolism is the ever-primitive nature of life at root, and the necessity that thoroughly practical and immediate considerations prevail whenever the inner or ideal ordering proves inadequate.

The keyword is MOBILIZATION.

When positive, the degree is a capacity for aggressive leadership and an unusual effectiveness in sidetracking minor issues for the sake of major achievement, and when negative, unnecessary moods and tantrums.

Fahoo Doray – Welcome Christmas!

Some know the magic of Christmas, in all its glory, and never lose sight of the wonders of it.

Others might have become cynical from the pummels and heart-torn passages through life itself and may well have lost the Christmas spirit. Like the previous degree’s music selection, they may ask, Where are you Christmas, why can’t I find you… Or, like Scrooge, may bah-humbug the entirety of the season. Worst of all is the Grinch, who goes even further in an attempt to sabotage the entire celebration.

Do you wonder why Christmas causes such a stir and why everyone feels so differently about it? So, tell me, what does Christmas mean to you? I ask rhetorically, of course! This is no time for a debate! You are right, whatever your answer, until it doesn’t sit right with you. Christmas, you see, is just one of those holidays that demands a personal relationship in regards to it. The world won’t let you off the hook—there’ll be shopping and advertising, decorations and cards, music and church services… Nothing can stop Christmas from coming. So then, we really should try and figure it out for ourselves.

Consider, if you will, what exactly Christmas means to you. Make a list. Check it twice. Listen to the carols. Enjoy the lights. Now listen to your heart. Instead of rocking the boat, sit and sway to the rhythm. Perhaps you will remember ideally or create or recreate, ideally, a Christmas that has special significance to you—a Christmas that will mobilize you to celebrate in just the right way—your way–and then others will look at you and exclaim, “What’s all the fuss about?!” And, I imagine, that when they ask, there will be a twinkle in your eye. Christmas, you see, is something you can’t tell others about—it’s something they must experience for themselves.

May your ideal Christmas ring through! Carol of the Bells

“Sit and sway to the rhythm.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Welcome to more of the amazing and wondrous Sabian symbols!

To learn more about The Sabian Assembly, the organization founded by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones on October 17, 1923, where seekers are bound by “searching for competent rather than easy answers to the problems of life”, please visit The Sabian Assembly.

I invite you to visit me on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold, structural/masculine) and the Star (5-fold, creative/feminine), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition, The Sabian Publishing Society, New York; printed in the United States of America by the Roberts Studio Press, Arden, Delaware.

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Capricorn 4° “Ideal self-projection.”

The Span of Illusiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 274

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-specializing-physical-responsible.

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

Capricorn 4° A party entering a large canoe

This is a symbol of man’s necessary adjustment of the practical details in his immediate environment as a preliminary to any personal participation in experience, and of his greater concern with these at times than with the real ends in view. Here also is his desire for the approval of his fellows before he commits himself, and his determination to involve them in whatever commands his own attention. The individual is sure of himself as he acts with others.

The keyword is ORDERING.

When positive, the degree is exceptional capacity for bringing all proper relationships to a point of effectiveness in any given exigency of everyday affairs, and when negative, inability to get along with anybody.

Alvin and the Chipmunks ~ Christmas Time is Here

All Aboard for Infinity and Beyond

“A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.” ― James P. Carse

Life is not One Game but Many

“The difference between the quest for the Holy Grail and someone saying ‘bring me a cup’ is the flavor text and the number of stops involved.” ― Bryan Fields

Need to Know Basis

Are you getting the hang of this game of life yet? Are you having fun? Life is such an exciting game, unless it’s not. When it’s not, then a change of perspective is in order–the get-up-and-go dynamic! Time after time. In the cyclical process, win or lose (never believe the strange dictates of others. Ho! Ho! Ho!), we are all winners. IF! Winners “if” we know the secret… Shhh…

Lean in Close, I have a Secret to Share

The secret is that winning has ever been and will always be about the powers we are discovering which reside within us–which are us–and which we cannot separate from but only awaken to through our very struggles with self-fulfillment!

My House is a House of Order

You are the essence of cosmic universal power but perhaps simply aren’t aware of it yet! Or perhaps you are! Wonderful! To be where I Am is to know who You Are, and to know that I Am is everywhere along the way of You Are! You Are cannot be anywhere that I Am is not for I Am is EVERYTHING! All else is illusion, but I AM enjoys illusion, and so is illusion too. Shhh! But why? Why does I Am want to be where You Are if You Are is not “happy”? What is it that You Are is awakening to in the place that I Am is now experiencing that will bring an awakening of the increased powers of I Am? Ruminate on that one! Ho! Ho! Ho! Wow! You Are–the power to know I Am! Then you will smile the smile that says, I know I Am! And it will be our great secret!

All I Want for Christmas

DaVinci Challenge Game – The ancient game of secret symbols is a classic strategy game with hidden mysteries as old as the pyramids. Briar Patch

Please Christmas Don’t Be Late

For better or for worse, we’re in the game! I Am says, “Let’s play! Where Are You, ALVIN!!!”

“Ideal self-projection.” Saijin

 Image: Sacred Geometry and the Tree of Life

Welcome to more of the amazing and wondrous Sabian symbols!

To learn more about The Sabian Assembly, the organization founded by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones on October 17, 1923, where seekers are bound by “searching for competent rather than easy answers to the problems of life”, please visit The Sabian Assembly.

I invite you to visit me on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold, structural/masculine) and the Star (5-fold, creative/feminine), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition, The Sabian Publishing Society, New York; printed in the United States of America by the Roberts Studio Press, Arden, Delaware.

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Capricorn 3° “It’s so much more than it seems.”

The Span of Illusiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 273

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-specializing-physical-receptive.

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

Capricorn 3° The human soul receptive to growth and understanding

This is a symbol of mankind’s fundamentally naïve capacity for experience, and of every individual’s equally fundamental dependence on the understanding and support of fellow participants in each moment of self-discovery. Here is a delight in normal living, not through its limitation but rather through a reiterated release of selfhood. Life is found to be real and rewarding because it may be encountered in such infinite ramifications of itself.

The keyword is AVIDITY.

When positive, the degree is a gift for entering into the kaleidoscopic patterns of personal relationship with an unbounded enthusiasm, and when negative, simple shiftlessness or abandon.

Where are You Christmas? – Faith Hill

Burning the Midnight Oil

In your quiet moments this holiday season, have your memories been rekindled? Have you remembered past joys in the midst of present hustle and bustle? Have you received dreams? Have you experienced private moments that cause you pause? Allow. Accept.

Snip Snap Snip Snap

Yes, it’s a busy time. So much to do. The clock won’t stop. Time soon for splicing and dicing, with all the kitchen equipment magically coming to life. The Christmas feast is about to get underway. But the aromas, do they carry you across the boundaries of time and space? They can, especially now, at this time of year. Allow. Accept.

For Your Ears and Your Eyes Only

Why do you think children whisper their wishes into Santa’s ear? Why do you think they write him letters? Perhaps children know much more about the secret of Christmas than we realize. It’s really a very, very private matter, it seems. Allow. Accept.

“There’ll be scary ghost stories, and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago…” Allow. Accept.

 “It’s so much more than it seems.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Welcome to more of the amazing and wondrous Sabian symbols!

To learn more about The Sabian Assembly, the organization founded by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones on October 17, 1923, where seekers are bound by “searching for competent rather than easy answers to the problems of life”, please visit The Sabian Assembly.

I invite you to visit me on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold, structural/masculine) and the Star (5-fold, creative/feminine), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition, The Sabian Publishing Society, New York; printed in the United States of America by the Roberts Studio Press, Arden, Delaware.

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Capricorn 2° “We’re all a little crazy.”

The Span of Illusiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Capricorn

 

Phase 272

 

Earth Element – Cardinal

 

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-specializing-physical-sensitive.

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

 

Capricorn 2° Three stained-glass windows, one damaged by bombardment

This is a symbol of man’s illimitable capacity for memorializing his experience by the record he leaves in history, and of the necessity that he protect his handiwork from the superficial destructiveness of a life without vision or pride. Implicit in the negative symbolism is the irrevocable narrowing of all things to their point of greatest personal significance, and the responsibility of the individual for exalting whatever he may draw to pertinence in his own case.

The keyword is COMMEMORATION.

When positive, the degree is effective self-dramatization in some vital service to human affairs, and when negative, overconservatism and unwarranted fearfulness.

Jump In The Line ~ Shake Senora ~ BeetleJuice

“’Crazy’ is a term of art; ‘Insane’ is a term of law. Remember that, and you will save yourself a lot of trouble.” Hunter S. Thompson

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Ah! The generation first introduced to crazy glue, or super glue! We were in awe! There was nothing we couldn’t stick together. Duct tape, move aside! But we soon learned it came with its own inherent problem: It stuck everything to everything! We ended up attaching a lot of really wrong things together with it! Oops! Reminds me of Zeus’s anger when Prometheus stole fire and gave it to man. Punishment followed! Pandora’s Box! Not to mention his ever-regenerating heart (or liver, depending on your source) being pecked at and eaten by an eagle! Anyway, in either case—fire-giver or crazy glue–solutions had to be found. Now that we had the stuff, we had to figure out how to use it wisely. We needed to learn to think before gluing things together. Talk about crazy! That’s what Prometheus is about: Forethought and crafty counsel!

When Lightning Strikes

So, two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights make a left. Try it and see. The first part we all learned in childhood, i.e., that two wrongs don’t make a right. The second part, however, usually arrived via a witty friend along the way: “But three rights do make a left!” That put a fun spin on things. Why not just turn left when all the things you’re trying aren’t going “right”? Hmmm… Is it time to make like a banana and split or make like a tree and leave? Is it time to exit stage left? Or is it time to up your game? Keep on pushing? Is it that winners never lose and losers never win? Give up? Give in? Start over? Try again? Good luck with whatever you choose to do. Or, you can take a number and have a seat. The Witch Doctor is currently with a patient—Betelgeuse, I believe—and, yes, the waiting room is packed.

But I have things to do, people to meet, contracts to sign!

Okay, slow down. There is another way. All is not lost. It’s not as hopeless as you may think. Here are some rules first, though. Let’s assume you’ve taken to heart the idea of forethought, not rushing into things. Back to the superglue… There are two things that help remove super glue—time and acetone. You heard me right, Time and Acetone. Time is the natural way, assuming we’re talking about skin-on-skin issues. Nature has her way of growth and decay—grasping and releasing. These flames will die down soon enough. Then there’s acetone, the man-made way of forcing a release, but please be wise where you apply it. It does take the hide off, if you know what I mean. And never, never, never mix with fire! Skin only! Whew! That was close! And, there is one other option…

I’ll take what’s behind door number three, please.

“Somewhere in the middle between waiting and acetone is simple soap and water. Wash the area with dish or hand soap four or five times over the course of an hour, and you’ll feel it loosening. Another option is applying hand lotion over the spot, then wiping it away and washing your hands. In both cases, I think it’s more a matter of helping your skin shed its top layer than the product doing anything to the actual super glue, but it does help.” Source

Coming clean with yourself? I like this advice! It works so well with today’s Septenary of Commemoration. Attachment to self in such a way that we’re getting a clearer picture of our own truth. Self-communication. Coming clean with self! Destroying the “clever counsel”, the misuse of our fire, learning from our mistakes, and being able to see why this skin got stuck to this skin in the first place.

“We’re all a little crazy.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: Lightning Strike Person

Welcome to more of the amazing and wondrous Sabian symbols!

To learn more about The Sabian Assembly, the organization founded by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones on October 17, 1923, where seekers are bound by “searching for competent rather than easy answers to the problems of life”, please visit The Sabian Assembly.

I invite you to visit me on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold, structural/masculine) and the Star (5-fold, creative/feminine), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition, The Sabian Publishing Society, New York; printed in the United States of America by the Roberts Studio Press, Arden, Delaware.

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Capricorn 1° “How to deal with what’s coming.”

“Deal with what’s coming to you.”

The Span of Illusiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 271

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-specializing-physical-experimental.

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

Capricorn 1° An Indian chief demanding recognition

This is a symbol of the extreme fidelity of the normal individual to the everyday or accepted values of life, and of his uncompromising inner integrity when it comes to meeting any situation of the moment. Here is his determination to maintain every advantage gained by birth or through experience, and to grasp every opportunity for genuine self-expression. He is unhappy except as he can feel secure in the place he has made for himself.

The keyword is INFLEXIBILITY.

When positive, the degree is an ever-effective authority following from a single eye of vision and a consistent dignity of character, and when negative, idle pompousness and a senseless raising of minor issues.

Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) 

“The troll character is dirty and smelly and everybody is frightened of him, and I think that heightens the pathos of the ending, because it’s a witch hunt, without any evidence.” —Mathew Horne, Daily Telegraph

Passing the Buck

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Remember how the little one pleaded to not be eaten and so the troll who lived under the bridge let him pass with the promise made that the next billy goat gruff would be better for eating? And then the second pleaded likewise, promising that the third would make for the best eating of all? And then how the third billy goat gruff was so big and powerful that he was equal to the meanness of the ugly old troll and put him out of commission? Passing the buck because you know who’s got your back. But the Three Billy Goats Gruff were of one mind and heart. They were family.

Take It to the Limit

When the three are as one and are unified, we have a magical process taking place. The three can be seen from so many perspectives. In the case of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, the perspective was small, medium and large. The one who was best equipped to defend the less developed siblings.

I’ll Stomp on Your Bridge!

We must deal with what’s coming to us, even though it, or they, may be “gruff” and just wanting to get fat by trespassing over our terrain. Then again, was there a no trespassing sign? Has some unspoken or un-agreed-upon rule been broken by their visitation on our turf? We must have invited the encounter one way or another.

Why a photo of a mountain? Why a silhouette? What’s up with the troll and the billy goats? Thought today was about an Indian Chief? It is. It’s about authority and inflexibility. It’s about character and it’s about integrity. Doing it over and over again until we get the results we’re looking for. We’re not there yet.

Regardless, we will get to deal with whatever it is that is coming to us—what’s in front of us– not what’s moving away from or behind us. It’s an uphill course we’re on. That’s the point. You get back what you’ve dished out. And if that is more honor and effort and dignity, then progress will be made, the mountain will have to give way to our fortitude and determination. But when the ugly old troll stuff shows up, so will the billy goats. The meeting is at the bridge.

You want a change of scenery? Change yourself. Change your thoughts. Deal with what is in front of you with character and honor and honesty. Become that inflexibly of great character you imagine yourself to be. And until what’s coming to you brings you all the things you desire, just keep on experimenting until you get it right.

“Deal with what’s coming to you.” Saijin

Image credit: Black and White Silhouette Photography by Hengki Lee 

Welcome to more of the amazing and wondrous Sabian symbols!

To learn more about The Sabian Assembly, the organization founded by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones on October 17, 1923, where seekers are bound by “searching for competent rather than easy answers to the problems of life”, please visit The Sabian Assembly.

I invite you to visit me on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold, structural/masculine) and the Star (5-fold, creative/feminine), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition, The Sabian Publishing Society, New York; printed in the United States of America by the Roberts Studio Press, Arden, Delaware.

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!