Capricorn 25° “As you choose, so shall it be.”

The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 295

Earth Element – Cardinal

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

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

Capricorn 25° An oriental-rug dealer

This is a symbol of the irrevocability of man’s obligation to the reality of which he is a part, with the emphasis on his accumulated knowledge or acquired skills as an indication of his enduring competency on the more immediate or practical side. Self-expression here is the use of various advantages and resources as actually a commerce in human potentialities, and this becomes an individual’s real service to his fellows. Eternal values are meaningless until they are woven into the fabric of humanity’s familiar transactions.

The keyword is CONSIGNMENT.

When positive, the degree is an effective employment of the facilities and goods of a modern society, and when negative, concern over trivialities.

Oriental carpets

How can they not be linked to the flying variety, to genies and magic lamps? Exquisite works of art. Always calling up the imagination and wonder. The patience involved! The skill! The craftsmanship! What do you think the most difficult part of weaving such a work of beauty might be? Is it as easy as rubbing the magic lamp? No, such folly! Of course, to create one of these beauties would require years of practice and patience.

Life by comparison

And the Oriental rug dealer makes a suggestion: Put your work of art–the best you have to date–here with me, on consignment. You can just keep working on your skills, and I’ll do the best to get your current work of art situated in the perfect home–where it belongs. Only, please, do not bring me anything you have not put your very best into. I’ll give you my best—you do the same!

So, what is your best?

I suspect today’s septenary has very much to do with what we really want in life or out of life. Something to do with purpose or some ultimate fulfillment that we sent ourselves here for. It definitely intimates our magic carpets—that which we came to make fly into higher dimensions of consciousness.

You aren’t just fooling around! You didn’t arrive here by accident! Imposters in the art of life are usually easily identified. They really aren’t fooling anyone but themselves. So, I know you—you’ll give me your best, and then you’ll get right back on the next installment—better and grander! So, leave what you’ve done here with me. I will place it. You will be rewarded at the right time and right place, but only on condition of you bringing me the next piece of art while you journey forward on your quest.

If You Build It, He Will Come – Field of Dreams

“As you choose, so shall it be.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: 11 Tips for Maintaining Persian Rugs

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.

1 thought on “Capricorn 25° “As you choose, so shall it be.”

  1. I’ve only just discovered your blog and your work here. I’m really enjoying it. 25 Capricorn is such a potent degree for 2020. Your interpretation of the Sabian symbol makes a lot of sense to me.

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