Capricorn 18° “Identify your ideal.”

The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 288

Earth Element – Cardinal

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

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

Capricorn 18° The Union Jack

This is a symbol of the maximum protection which life at large will provide for the individual in general, here given emphasis on the social or political side. There are always high rewards for common effort, since the organized nation is able to bring benefits to man beyond anything any person or group could ever win in a lesser dimension of enterprise. A greater community of interest is exalted through every possible phase of normal and everyday being.

The keyword is SUPERVISION.

When positive, the degree is the self’s ever-widening spread of interest in its insatiable desire to leave some permanent imprint of itself on everything it touches, and when negative, smug or strong-armed paternalism.

Quite maddening, really

Alice in Wonderland – Alice slays the Jabberwocky

“So, a little bit of light in dark and a little bit of dark in light. It’s all really quite maddening, isn’t it? Until it isn’t. Oh, don’t you see? It’s not about out there, but in here. Come! Come in here and see it from the inside out, not the outside in. Or would that work as well?! I think it just might! Brilliant! What brilliance!”

Perfect circumstances

Not what is happening, but rather who you are while it is all happening. Look back! The last two days—naked in the showers of ridicule then bathing nude like nobody’s business! LOL! Don’t you see? You do see, don’t you?

Oh come now

It’s really all a silly game! We just wanted to see who you were when you got yourself all together again. Union, you see! Union! Getting yourself together….Super Vision!

Slay the Jabberwocky

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

‘Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!’

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought —
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood a while in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One two! One two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

‘And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’
He chortled in his joy.

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

Lewis Carroll

Quite maddening, really

“Identify your ideal.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image from Tim Burton’s Alice, the final scene.

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.

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