Capricorn 23° “Dealing with a paradox?”

Capricorn 23

The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 293

Earth Element – Cardinal

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

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

Capricorn 23° Two awards for bravery in war

This is a symbol of man’s resourcefulness in developing new areas of experience on the practical side, and of his genius for dramatizing the fruits of an everyday aliveness and thereby stimulating a broadened self-expenditure. The continual effort of an idealistic leadership to hold social and political gains demands an exaltation of personal vision and character, and in the course of time every individual is brought to a broader understanding of his fellows. The goal of living becomes a preservation of values.

The keyword is RECOGNITION.

When positive, the degree is the social stewardship which demands a continual self-dedication, and when negative, strutting self-exploitation.

What’s similar? Well, just check this out! Frozen and Lion King!

So, then, stop selling yourself short!

I know it’s a paradox—so then, you get TWO awards for bravery in war today. Begin by really understanding the symbology of the cat looking into the mirror and seeing the lion. What’s your mirror gonna say? Beautiful For Me by Nichole Nordeman provides a divine clue…. But, for God’s sake, don’t take it wrong, go overboard, and become some sort of man-eating lion! You are to be king of YOUR jungle, yes, but a terrorist out there among others?! No! No! A million times, No! Please, think Aslan or Simba becoming the new Lion King! But do remember who you are. You’re worth is within–within you and within your reality.

But, long story short, you didn’t really break any molds down here. Sorry, but you’re not that special. Neither am I or anyone else… Sorry, but we are quite normal, actually—mortals—human beings…. And, we did not reinvent the wheel with our own “darkness”…. We’re talking here about human imperfections. Sometimes the darkness is seen as good—rightfully so! How else could we see stars shine! Think Wonderful World!. So, yes, darkness can be wonderful, but now we look to darkness as our imperfections. And this message is directed towards those who would hold you bound to your imperfections for eternity, including most importantly, yourself!

Your smallness does not serve!

Simba hid, so did Elsa. Until they didn’t. So go on and get over yourself. Really. Seriously. Let out a roar and let all those low opinions of you go–no matter where they are coming from. Don’t get frozen in time just because you’ve got a few scrapes and bruises here and there. If you need another opinion, give it to yourself!

Who taught you about your worth/unworthiness, anyway?!

The absence of evidence is not the same as the evidence of absence. You just need to keep looking at yourself, into yourself, through yourself, beyond yourself…. There is a royal template upon which all of our smears, stains, and “unworthiness” appear. And those thoughts of unworthiness can be wiped clean. Just keep rubbing until your crown of thorns shows hints of a mane of gold. Don’t go too far though! Goodness, the last thing you need is a royal ego!

Ignorance is bliss, but let’s wise up!

Bliss is one extreme; misery, the other. Dare to be wise, begin, as Horace said. You are really quite normal! And that balance is the enduring and eternal quest we are on. So, rub your eyes or rub the mirror. Your worth is in your own hands. And for every effort you make in your own behalf, you are doubly-honored this day.

“Dealing with a paradox?” Namaste ~ Saijin

Screen capture: Frozen vs Lion King

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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