Capricorn 24° “Gaining control over self.”

silhouette of woman kneeling and praying in modern church at sunset time

The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 294

Earth Element – Cardinal

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

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

Capricorn 24° A woman entering a convent

This is a symbol of the soul’s characteristic dependence on some deep-stirring challenge to its potentialities, and of the fact that life can have no satisfaction for the individual unless he is able to develop and maintain some enduring allegiance of an overall significance. Here is a measure of that cosmic insight through which the self knows that of itself it is nothing, and that it can find itself only as it somehow can feel itself a participant in all-self. Man’s talents are exalted only by a dedication to eternal ends.

The keyword is CONSECRATION.

When positive, the degree is the irresistible power of a true inner vision, and when negative, abject surrender to weakness.

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” Lao Tzu

Standing aside to gain perspective

Solitude: a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches, yet sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth. … A hermit renounces the world of fragments to enjoy the world wholly, without interruption. –Khalil Gibran, from Sand and Foam

Who not with others bides

And always lives alone,

If he’s not God himself,

Must into God have grown.

–Angelus Silesius, Solitude Divine, II, 202

What is not meant to happen will not happen, however much you wish it. What is meant to happen will happen, no matter what you do to prevent it. This is certain. Therefor the best path is to remain silent. –Ramana Maharshi

You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen. –Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth, p. 115

Returning ~ To make a difference

You’ve been there. You know. But let it build. See it at its worst. Be there. Then make the choice of a master in the midst of chaos. Be the calm in the storm. Let your faith anchor your soul.

Anchor of my Soul

“Gaining control over self.” Saijin

Image source: Silhouette of Woman Kneeling in Prayer

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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