Monthly Archives: April 2022

Taurus 9° “Joy! The soul of the matter.”

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The Span of Experience – The 1st Hemisphere of Taurus

Phase 39

Earth Element – Fixed

The formula is: sustaining-ideal-efficient-specializing-social-responsible.

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

Taurus 9° A Christmas tree decorated

This is a symbol of a self-renewal through a sharing with others, or a remaking of ties and a regathering of visions through the recurrent birth of a world spirit. Here individual reciprocity is given added dimensions as both a practical fact and an idealistic pattern or ritualization. Possessions are enhanced as they are exhibited, and as the enjoyment becomes increasingly vicarious and spiritual.

The keyword is SYMBOLIZATION.

When positive, the degree is man’s achievement of complete self-satisfaction through a simple sharing of his potentials with his fellows, and when negative, a desire to place people under obligation and to enjoy life’s riches without payment in kind.

Oh Very Young – Cat Stevens

How is your Christmas tree decorated?

The following excerpt is from Louise L. Hay’s book, “You can Heal Your Life”, pages 3-4

When we are very little, we learn how to feel about ourselves and about life by the reactions of the adults around us. It is the way we learn what to think about ourselves and about our world. Now, if you lived with people who were very unhappy, frightened, guilty, or angry, then you learned a lot of negative things about yourself and about your world. “I never do anything right.” “It’s my fault.” “If I get angry, I’m a bad person.” Beliefs like this create a frustrating life.

When we grow up, we have a tendency to re-create the emotional environment of our early home life. This is not good or bad, right or wrong; it is just what we know inside as “home.” We also tend to recreate in our personal relationships the relationships we had with our mothers or with our fathers or what they had between them. Think how often you have had a lover or a boss who was “just like” your mother or father. We also treat ourselves the way our parents treated us. We scold and punish ourselves in the same way. You can almost hear the words when you listen. We also love and encourage ourselves in the same way, if we were loved and encouraged as children. “You never do anything right.” “It’s all your fault.” How often have you said this to yourself?

However, I would not blame our parents for this. We are all victims of victims, and they could not possibly have taught us anything they did not know. If your mother did not know how to love herself, or your father did not know how to love himself, then it would be impossible for them to teach you to love yourself. They were doing the best they could with what they had been taught as children. If you want to understand your parents more, get them to talk about their own childhood; and if you listen with compassion, you will learn where their fears and rigid patterns come from. Those people who “did all that stuff to you” were just as frightened and scared as you are. [End of excerpt.]

Your blood. Your blood-line, your heredity. You aren’t in this alone. You came to a family line to heal, not only yourself, but your family. Be up and about your work! The family’s counting on you! What’s hanging on your Christmas tree? It’s not just what was put there for you, or before you… It’s about what you bring to the table, the gifts you’ve brought to it, to heal it, purify it, evolve it… Do that! Bring you–your joy–your symbolization–to the family tree!

“Joy! The Soul of the matters.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image:  All Hands on Deck!

Welcome to the amazing Sabian symbols!

These personal reflections are but an example of one person’s journey of discovery with the Sabian Symbols. This blog series was written in 2014 and 2015, during the last two years of my mother’s life. She and I lived here together in my home, and at the end of each day I would sit and write my reflections on each symbol. At that time I had studied the Sabian symbols for seven years. However, these blogs aren’t interpretations, they are simply my reflections about the symbols. Yet, they hold a very sacred place in my heart and in my memories. I have edited them lightly over the following years, but always preserving the essential feelings and energies surrounding that first attempt at writing about them. When this series is done being edited, around Scorpio season, I will most likely go on and begin a new blog series. Much has changed over the past nearly nine years! I have many other things I’d like to share about the symbols. But, for now, this is the first cycle of reflections.

If you are interested in beginning your own adventure with the Sabian symbols, I encourage you to begin keeping a set of notes of your own thoughts. You might begin your quest with drawing a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle. You can find it by clicking the link below. Enter the time of the draw for later reference.

Draw a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle!

You can find more of my works on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold) and the Star (5-fold), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  listen, on Spotify.

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition.

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.

Taurus 8° “Have you seen as well as heard?”

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“Have you seen as well as heard?”

The Span of Experience

Phase 38

Earth Element

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

Taurus 8° A sleigh without snow

This is a symbol of the magic which man always may summon to his assistance in facing the problems of everyday living. Implicit in the static stress of the symbolism is a needless acceptance of the contingent relationships by which the defeats of life are facilitated. Snow is only necessary for this vehicle under the most unimaginative circumstances, since nature is ever prodigal in her means for supporting reality.

The keyword is SUSTAINMENT

When positive, the degree is a complete and effective alignment of self with whatever greater possibilities may remain unrealized in a given milieu, and when negative, a cheerful tolerance of today’s frustrations in the vague hope of a better tomorrow.

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

Burn by Ellie Goulding

Your Future – No Limits

What do you think about all this talk of how things are going to work out so great and how you’re going to live your big dream, and how you’re gonna bring it to life? When you look out there, it doesn’t really validate things, does it?! But, like this degree’s sleigh without snow, snow or validation to support your big idea, is only necessary under the most unimaginative circumstances….

The Sabian motto

The advance is outward,

The leadership is inward.

The Victory is to the broadest vision.

In the ancient Greek religion, Nike was a goddess who personified Victory.

And you don’t know exactly HOW you’ll do it, but that doesn’t matter at all because you’ve SEEN it! You’re going to do it because you’ve HEARD the call, you BELIEVE you can, and that is ALL that matters! If you can dream it you can be it.

So, no, you haven’t lost your mind. You’ve actually just had a come-to-Jesus meeting with your heart (and mind) for perhaps the first time in a long, long while. We always find what we’re looking for in the last place we look, so this was sort of an important meeting. Why? Because you’ve both seen as well as heard this time. You have the vision now. You’ve heard the call now. You’re going to do this because you say so, you know so. So, come what may, you’re on your way! Ho! Ho! Ho! Where you’re going, you don’t need snow!

“Have you seen as well as heard?” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: Santa’s sleigh evolution

Welcome to the amazing Sabian symbols!

These personal reflections are but an example of one person’s journey of discovery with the Sabian Symbols. This blog series was written in 2014 and 2015, during the last two years of my mother’s life. She and I lived here together in my home, and at the end of each day I would sit and write my reflections on each symbol. At that time I had studied the Sabian symbols for seven years. However, these blogs aren’t interpretations, they are simply my reflections about the symbols. Yet, they hold a very sacred place in my heart and in my memories. I have edited them lightly over the following years, but always preserving the essential feelings and energies surrounding that first attempt at writing about them. When this series is done being edited, around Scorpio season, I will most likely go on and begin a new blog series. Much has changed over the past nearly nine years! I have many other things I’d like to share about the symbols. But, for now, this is the first cycle of reflections.

If you are interested in beginning your own adventure with the Sabian symbols, I encourage you to begin keeping a set of notes of your own thoughts. You might begin your quest with drawing a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle. You can find it by clicking the link below. Enter the time of the draw for later reference.

Draw a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle!

You can find more of my works on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold) and the Star (5-fold), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  listen, on Spotify.

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition.

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.

Taurus 7° “All that’s asked is all you’ve got.”

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The Span of Experience – The 1st Hemisphere of Taurus

Phase 37

Earth Element – Fixed

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

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

Taurus 7° A woman of Samaria

This is a symbol of the unimpeachable divinity which characterizes man’s nature at root, represented here by his instinct for higher things as he yet plumbs all experience to the depths and welcomes life almost indiscriminately into the uttermost inner reaches of his being. Implicit in the reversed symbolism of this famous amoral figure of Biblical times is an indomitability of striving for real and gratifying self-fulfillments.

The keyword is AWAKENING.

When positive, the degree is absolute and wholly impersonal self-giving in the hope of an honest self-realization, and when negative, a debasing and carefree dissoluteness accepted in compensation for the unattained and more enduring satisfaction.

Imagine Dragons – Demons 

And again we turn to “These stone walls” written by an imprisoned priest:

“The presence of these women openly challenged Jewish customs and mores of the time which discouraged men from associating with women in public. Add to this the fact that these particular women “had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities” could have set the community abuzz with whispers at their presence with Jesus. In the Gospel of John (4:27), the Apostles came upon Jesus talking with a woman of Samaria at Jacob’s well, and they “marveled that he was talking with a woman.”

A revelation that seven demons had gone out of Mary Magdalene is in no way suppressed by the Gospel writer. On the contrary, it seems the basis of her undying fidelity to the Lord. The Gospel of Saint Mark adds that account in the most unlikely place – the one place where Mary’s credibility seems a necessity, the first Resurrection appearance:

‘Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene from whom he had cast out seven demons. She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it.’” (Mark 16: 9-11)

A Reflection in the Mirror

To see the seven demons of the woman of Samaria in ourselves, perhaps we could look deep into the well this day, even at the oppositions of the Seven Masters of the Septenary model itself. Just a thought. Angels and Demons, opposition in all things, right?

A well neither as dry nor as dark as it seems. Living water. Healing. Things to think about on this symbolic degree.

“All that’s asked is all you’ve got.” Saijin

Image: Woman at the Well 

Welcome to the amazing Sabian symbols!

These personal reflections are but an example of one person’s journey of discovery with the Sabian Symbols. This blog series was written in 2014 and 2015, during the last two years of my mother’s life. She and I lived here together in my home, and at the end of each day I would sit and write my reflections on each symbol. At that time I had studied the Sabian symbols for seven years. However, these blogs aren’t interpretations, they are simply my reflections about the symbols. Yet, they hold a very sacred place in my heart and in my memories. I have edited them lightly over the following years, but always preserving the essential feelings and energies surrounding that first attempt at writing about them. When this series is done being edited, around Scorpio season, I will most likely go on and begin a new blog series. Much has changed over the past nearly nine years! I have many other things I’d like to share about the symbols. But, for now, this is the first cycle of reflections.

If you are interested in beginning your own adventure with the Sabian symbols, I encourage you to begin keeping a set of notes of your own thoughts. You might begin your quest with drawing a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle. You can find it by clicking the link below. Enter the time of the draw for later reference.

Draw a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle!

You can find more of my works on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold) and the Star (5-fold), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  listen, on Spotify.

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition.

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.

Taurus 6° “Knockin’ on Heaven’s door.”

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The Span of Experience – The 1st Hemisphere of Taurus

Phase 36

Earth Element – Fixed

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

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

Taurus 6° A bridge being built across a gorge

This is a symbol of the conquest of natural difficulties by conscious means, and of any individual’s essential independence of nature’s accidents or inconveniences. There are always ways in which physical limitations may be transformed into personal or social assets, thus contributing a dependability on the outer side to a consistency on the inner and so giving every possibility of continuance and intelligence to human experience.

The keyword is CHANNELSHIP.

When positive, the degree is the directness and the practical instinct by which personality achieves ultimate benefit of its powers, and when negative, a love of short cuts and every possible escape from the obligations of daily living.

Celtic Woman – You Raise Me Up 

Bridge building. I remember my dad working on a bridge in Hawaii. The construction process took place from both sides, and when within sight of one another, it was discovered that they definitely were not going to meet in the middle, at the same level, that is. In bridge building, ‘you-take-the-high-road, I’ll-take-the-low-road” simply doesn’t work. Everyone has to be on the same page, at the same level, eye-to-eye, and working on a shared plan.

Now, out there in the world, though we may think we all have a BFF (best friend forever) we fail to realize just how unique we really are. Eventually we will be tested at these points of impasse. So, then, where can this successful building of a bridge across a gorge take place, we might wonder.

I have an answer. You may not like it. It is my answer, however. It must take place within. If you are not meeting yourself eye-to-eye—the male/female, right-brain/left brain—sides of yourself, then you aren’t able to really be anyone’s best friend, are you? If you haven’t worked out this BFF relationship on the inside, well then there is the seed of dissolution in anything you plan or attempt to build on the outside.

My advice is that if you really want a BFF, then start with yourself. It’s called the Alchemical Marriage, btw. It starts in your heart and spreads to your head… It results in joy.

Be a joyful bridge builder within and then, only then, without…

“Knockin’ on Heaven’s door.” Saijin

Image: Alchemical Wedding 

Welcome to the amazing Sabian symbols!

These personal reflections are but an example of one person’s journey of discovery with the Sabian Symbols. This blog series was written in 2014 and 2015, during the last two years of my mother’s life. She and I lived here together in my home, and at the end of each day I would sit and write my reflections on each symbol. At that time I had studied the Sabian symbols for seven years. However, these blogs aren’t interpretations, they are simply my reflections about the symbols. Yet, they hold a very sacred place in my heart and in my memories. I have edited them lightly over the following years, but always preserving the essential feelings and energies surrounding that first attempt at writing about them. When this series is done being edited, around Scorpio season, I will most likely go on and begin a new blog series. Much has changed over the past nearly nine years! I have many other things I’d like to share about the symbols. But, for now, this is the first cycle of reflections.

If you are interested in beginning your own adventure with the Sabian symbols, I encourage you to begin keeping a set of notes of your own thoughts. You might begin your quest with drawing a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle. You can find it by clicking the link below. Enter the time of the draw for later reference.

Draw a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle!

You can find more of my works on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold) and the Star (5-fold), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  listen, on Spotify.

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition.

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.

Taurus 5° “A messenger in the house.”

Reorientation

The Span of Experience – The 1st Hemisphere of Taurus

Phase 35

Earth Element – Fixed

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

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

Taurus 5° A widow at an open grave

This is a symbol of the impermanence of physical things whenever man permits reality to come to center in the static representation, and thus neglects the creative contribution through which he has responsibility for the larger whole. Implicit in the reversed symbolism is the need for an inner and constant return to every enduring value achieved by the self, and for a complete and immediate release from all outworn elements of experience.

The keyword is REORIENTATION.

When positive, the degree is man’s genius for personal aplomb or an effective transcendence of disappointment and delay in an ever-spiraling self-discovery, and when negative, surrender to frustration or descent to ineptitude.

Unwritten ~ Natasha Bedingfield

Look me in the eye and tell me again about how bleak your future’s going to be. Uh huh, alrighty then! Time to shake off that dust ’cause we’re gonna need a better perspective.

Let us, as did author Fr. Gordon J. Macrae in his post These Stone Walls on April 1, 2015, use our imagination, our faith, our hope and our courage–and most especially, our common sense–as we venture forth from loss, even that most egregious, as in death, unto life:

“I have imagined another version of Mary Magdalene’s empty tomb report to Peter. I imagined reading it between the lines, but of course it isn’t really there. Still, it’s the version that would have made the most human sense: Mary Magdalene burst into an upper room where the Apostles hid ‘for fear of the Jews.’ She summoned the courage to look Peter in the eye.”

Mary Magdalene: “I have good news and not-so-good news.”

Peter: “What’s the good news?”

Mary Magdalene: “The Lord has risen and I have seen him!”

Peter: “And the not-so-good news?”

Mary Magdalene: “He’s on his way here and he’d like a word with you about last Friday.”

Pause. A moment of reflection is in order….

Indeed, as many of you, I also imagine this symbol as that of Mary Magdalen at the open tomb. She did not tarry there at the open tomb. He had risen! The messengers told her, “He is not here. He has risen. Go and tell thy brethren.”

Later, after He tarried with them for forty days longer, came His ascension. Now their work–and Her work–would commence. She was busy about Her work! She was minding Her business!

And what might that have been? Without the facts, let us use the same approach as Fr. Gordon J. Macrae above…. If only these stone walls could talk! There are books, you know, which address the life and mission of The Magdalen. Movies, too. In The daVinci Code, we are taken on an imaginative and beautifully captivating telling that She was ferried away to France, rumor having it that she was with child, His child, for She was the most beloved of the Master. And, Sarah, Their daughter, we are told in Bloodline of the Holy Grail, go on to marry one of whom the Knights Templar would then follow. Perhaps my greatest treasure regarding The Magdalen is found in a book entitled The Magdalen Manuscript by Tom Kenyon, a channeling of Mary Magdalen herself.

How do you imagine the widow’s tale? What messenger came to her? What did she do with the message? The rest is still unwritten. But, today, if you pause for a moment of deeper reflection, perhaps you will also be visited by…

“A messenger in the house.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image and to read more: These Stone Walls and Bloodline of the Holy Grail by Laurence Gardner

Welcome to the amazing Sabian symbols!

These personal reflections are but an example of one person’s journey of discovery with the Sabian Symbols. This blog series was written in 2014 and 2015, during the last two years of my mother’s life. She and I lived here together in my home, and at the end of each day I would sit and write my reflections on each symbol. At that time I had studied the Sabian symbols for seven years. However, these blogs aren’t interpretations, they are simply my reflections about the symbols. Yet, they hold a very sacred place in my heart and in my memories. I have edited them lightly over the following years, but always preserving the essential feelings and energies surrounding that first attempt at writing about them. When this series is done being edited, around Scorpio season, I will most likely go on and begin a new blog series. Much has changed over the past nearly nine years! I have many other things I’d like to share about the symbols. But, for now, this is the first cycle of reflections.

If you are interested in beginning your own adventure with the Sabian symbols, I encourage you to begin keeping a set of notes of your own thoughts. You might begin your quest with drawing a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle. You can find it by clicking the link below. Enter the time of the draw for later reference.

Draw a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle!

You can find more of my works on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold) and the Star (5-fold), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  listen, on Spotify.

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition.

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.

Taurus 4° “Two steps forward, last look back.”

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The Span of Experience – The 1st Hemisphere of Taurus

Phase 34

Earth Element – Fixed

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

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

Taurus 4° The rainbow’s pot of gold

This is a symbol of the true incentives of an outer and physical world, and of the rewards which are guaranteed by an eternal covenant between the least of individuality and the universal matrix of life itself. There is always the promise of a treasure which at the end proves to be a gratifying complementation in physical tokens of whatever spirituality the self has brought into manifestation through its own efforts.

The keyword is FAITH.

When positive, the degree is an inner assurance which enables man to hold steady in every course of his choosing, and when negative, a loss of all opportunity through futile expectation and an unintelligent wandering off in the quests of pure fancy.

Chiron, The Wounded Healer ~ The Key to your spoils of war

Indescribable ~ Lyrics: “Indescribable, uncontainable, You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name. You are amazing, God! All powerful, untamable, awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim, You are amazing God!” Chris Tomlin

The Rainbow’s pot of gold! Here is the Sabian symbol on which Chiron was discovered on November 1, 1977. The Glyph of Chiron is that of a key–see that! remember that!–it serves to remind us that with Chiron, we hold the key to our healing. (It is also, notably, the handle of a bucket temperament type, one of the various chart patterns provided to the world of astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.)

Astrology: The Theory of Everything – An interview on Chiron with Zane Stein. You may not have time to listen to all of the interview just now, but I wanted to provide the link to it so that whenever you are doing Chiron work with yourself or with others, you know that there is such an interview, and that it will help in understanding the role of this great astrological discovery.

Chiron, the Wounded Healer or the Shamanic Healer, whose scars will always be present, but are only the necessary reminders of where we’ve been, not where we are going. The key ensures that we not get stuck–it can take us in and it can get us out. Should we need to revisit an old unhealed wound, we have the key to do so, but this same key is that which allows us back out of the past and into the present where our true power as healers exists. Chiron: A key in; a key out. Please remember that.

Around the age of 52-53 we all have our Chiron return. At that time, having had our wound opened and re-opened many times over, it now will become necessary to decide what we will do with this immense amount of knowledge and experience. Will we go forth and serve others who are in need of our particular wisdom, or will we sit and sulk in self-pity, “Why me? Why me?” Long live the healers among us! There is much service to be performed.

This is the true purpose of the Wounded Healer–to heal ourselves so that we might go forth and assist others in their healing. And we each have a wound. No one is exempt! Yours will be shown by its placement in your chart, both by sign/degree, as well as by house. But all placements of Chiron may be grandfathered back to this moment of discovery: Taurus 4 ~ Faith. “And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.” Mark 10:52

Step into your healing power, for self and then for others.

“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.” Psalms 147

“Two steps forward, last look back.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image:  Zane Stein, Chart of Chiron’s Discovery 

Welcome to the amazing Sabian symbols!

These personal reflections are but an example of one person’s journey of discovery with the Sabian Symbols. This blog series was written in 2014 and 2015, during the last two years of my mother’s life. She and I lived here together in my home, and at the end of each day I would sit and write my reflections on each symbol. At that time I had studied the Sabian symbols for seven years. However, these blogs aren’t interpretations, they are simply my reflections about the symbols. Yet, they hold a very sacred place in my heart and in my memories. I have edited them lightly over the following years, but always preserving the essential feelings and energies surrounding that first attempt at writing about them. When this series is done being edited, around Scorpio season, I will most likely go on and begin a new blog series. Much has changed over the past nearly nine years! I have many other things I’d like to share about the symbols. But, for now, this is the first cycle of reflections.

If you are interested in beginning your own adventure with the Sabian symbols, I encourage you to begin keeping a set of notes of your own thoughts. You might begin your quest with drawing a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle. You can find it by clicking the link below. Enter the time of the draw for later reference.

Draw a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle!

You can find more of my works on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold) and the Star (5-fold), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  listen, on Spotify.

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition.

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.

Taurus 3° “Leading to the heart’s desire.”

Pink Clover Poem

The Span of Experience – The 1st Hemisphere of Taurus

Phase 33

Earth Element – Fixed

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

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

Taurus 3° Steps up to a lawn blooming with clover

This is a symbol of the indomitable outreaching of the human spirit on the side of a possible and profitable co-operation with the natural universe, and of man’s intuition of divine reality as he entrenches himself in beauty and order. There is restraint in act as a contribution of self-realization, but yet a steady questing for all worth-while fruits of living. Here the upward vision is held completely in leash.

The keyword is HOPEFULNESS.

When positive, the degree is a creative optimism brought to embrace every facet of everyday striving, and when negative, an unwarranted self-indulgence and a disregard of all practical reality through a concern over the phantasmal and impossible.

Superheroes ~ The Script

For what purpose is your striving? What must you defend so that it perseveres against all odds? What must you do so that all hope not be lost? Do that.

As if you’re not…

Yes, we will fight for the good cause before us.

The things we cannot not do. Hope for the good cause…

Your greatest opportunity lies in that which you do because you simply must.

Today’s symbol is the degree of the Moon’s exaltation. Shoot for it! Take a step…

“Leading to the heart’s desire.” Saijin

Image: Poem, “Pink, Pink Clover” by Virginia Farrell, my mother, and image of Red Clover: Pink Purifier| The Garden Lady 

Welcome to the amazing Sabian symbols!

These personal reflections are but an example of one person’s journey of discovery with the Sabian Symbols. This blog series was written in 2014 and 2015, during the last two years of my mother’s life. She and I lived here together in my home, and at the end of each day I would sit and write my reflections on each symbol. At that time I had studied the Sabian symbols for seven years. However, these blogs aren’t interpretations, they are simply my reflections about the symbols. Yet, they hold a very sacred place in my heart and in my memories. I have edited them lightly over the following years, but always preserving the essential feelings and energies surrounding that first attempt at writing about them. When this series is done being edited, around Scorpio season, I will most likely go on and begin a new blog series. Much has changed over the past nearly nine years! I have many other things I’d like to share about the symbols. But, for now, this is the first cycle of reflections.

If you are interested in beginning your own adventure with the Sabian symbols, I encourage you to begin keeping a set of notes of your own thoughts. You might begin your quest with drawing a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle. You can find it by clicking the link below. Enter the time of the draw for later reference.

Draw a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle!

You can find more of my works on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold) and the Star (5-fold), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  listen, on Spotify.

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition.

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.

Taurus 2° “Discharge the excess build-up.”

O Dragon

“Discharge the excess build-up.”

The Span of Experience

Phase 32

Earth Element

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

Taurus 2° An electrical storm

This is a symbol of man’s real power for making an effective impact on events, dramatized at each moment of issue and crisis by the completeness of his inward self-mobilization. There is here a catharsis of nature, mirroring the capacity of every individual for discharging the whole complex of strain in his affairs and so clearing the way for a more genuine progress ahead. Implicit in the symbolism is a terror in the loss of aplomb whenever human personality rises to a moment of union with the universal forces.

The keyword is TRANSFORMATION.

When positive, the degree is a genius for dramatizing both the values at hand and the potentials ahead, and when negative, unreasoning timidity in all self-expression.

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

Merlin Dragonlord

Lightning storms can be beautiful. Lightning storms can be deadly. Reverence is demanded! But also suggested in this awesome display of nature is the harnessing and understanding of our own power to transform our world today. We must ever beware of pride, however; it is the deadliest part of the game we play. Here is raw power in action!

A study of Job 41-42 might be in order for those who care to see how successfully such a story can end. You remember Job, everything taken from him, everything! His friends all turned against him, too! And it was the Lord who had allowed these things to happen… Like Job, there may be things going on in life that leave us feeling totally abandoned and alone. Maybe we just skip to the ending… It’s where Leviathan and Job are discussed—the power of the one, the humility of the other, who rules what, and what rules who… It’s worth a read. Here, as a sample, are the first ten lines:

Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?

Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?

Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?

Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?

Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?

Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?

Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.

Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?

None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me? Job 41:1-10

The Guardian of the Threshold

“Those disciples of an initiatic school who seek to gain access to the spiritual world without having done any previous preparatory work will one day find themselves defenceless in the presence of the fearsome being known as the guardian of the threshold. In reality, this being is not external to them and exists within all human beings. It is formed by all their accumulated lower tendencies – their greed, sensuality, aggression, and so on – and it bars their way, preventing them from entering those regions they do not yet have a right to enter. One day, we must all meet the guardian of the threshold and face him. He is to be found in the ninth sephirah, Yesod. His threatening face strikes terror into any follower presumptuously attempting to venture into regions that can only be accessed by one who has worked on purity, mastery and moral strength. Only those disciples armed with knowledge and who have achieved control over their lower instincts succeed in overcoming the guardian of the threshold. Then one look is enough – ‘Be off with you!’ – and he disappears, freeing the path to the heights.” Omraam

The Lord rebuke thee!

That’s it in a nutshell or “in a lightning bolt,” as it were. The power to transform comes from the “discharging” of that which has built up and must now go away. What is left? Exactly and precisely what was most valuable to you in order that you may continue on your journey unimpeded. Good Job, Job, well done thou good and faithful servant!

“Discharge the excess build-up.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: Merlin Dragonlord

Welcome to the amazing Sabian symbols!

These personal reflections are but an example of one person’s journey of discovery with the Sabian Symbols. This blog series was written in 2014 and 2015, during the last two years of my mother’s life. She and I lived here together in my home, and at the end of each day I would sit and write my reflections on each symbol. At that time I had studied the Sabian symbols for seven years. However, these blogs aren’t interpretations, they are simply my reflections about the symbols. Yet, they hold a very sacred place in my heart and in my memories. I have edited them lightly over the following years, but always preserving the essential feelings and energies surrounding that first attempt at writing about them. When this series is done being edited, around Scorpio season, I will most likely go on and begin a new blog series. Much has changed over the past nearly nine years! I have many other things I’d like to share about the symbols. But, for now, this is the first cycle of reflections.

If you are interested in beginning your own adventure with the Sabian symbols, I encourage you to begin keeping a set of notes of your own thoughts. You might begin your quest with drawing a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle. You can find it by clicking the link below. Enter the time of the draw for later reference.

Draw a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle!

You can find more of my works on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold) and the Star (5-fold), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  listen, on Spotify.

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition.

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.

Taurus 1° “Labor with your heart and soul.”

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The Span of Experience – The 1st Hemisphere of Taurus

Phase 31

Earth Element – Fixed

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

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

Taurus 1° A clear mountain stream

This is a symbol of the individual spirit in its irrepressibility, and of the purity and excellence of its real sources of strength. Here man is freed from any necessity to meet the superficial limitations of life in any particular way or to conform to any pattern of events except as there is a genuine contribution to an ultimate goal. The self possesses illimitable depths on which to draw in any special emergency, and holds to an over-all consistency in its self-expression.

The keyword is RESOURCEFULNESS.

When positive, the degree is high achievement through an unswerving fidelity to some definite course of action, and when negative, a tendency to waste the potentialities of being by aimless self-ramifications.

Is it clear now or is it clear as mud? Only in a very superficial immaturity would we expect to view everything as clear at first. On the surface, things may not be clear at all. Reconsider. Look more deeply into the matter. Listen within, pay attention to your stream of consciousness. The entire sign of Aries was a pioneering effort towards your aspirations, onward to your hope, fire! But now we have entered the first earth sign, ideally, and a fixed sign. Now what we aspired to has taken root in Mother Earth. Now we are in the sign of the Bull—Stamina itself. Here is virility bounding forth and onward to peace, ultimately. But to see through the stirred up elements of the riverbed to their hidden revelatory messages? Well, that is the way of the mind’s eye—to see how everything holds the promise to become clear to the purity of mind of a seeker of truth. We each possess resources to see beyond the surface of things.

A wise Aries once said to me, “Walk on water?! I’d rather swim through earth!”

This way then! No matter the circumstances, find your stamina and proceed. Be the one who will have the eyes to see clearly. Now let us read the interpretation again:

“Here is the individual spirit in its irrepressibility, and of the purity and excellence of its real sources of strength. Here man is freed from any necessity to meet the superficial limitations of life in any particular way or to conform to any pattern of events except as there is a genuine contribution to an ultimate goal. The self possesses illimitable depths on which to draw in any special emergency, and holds to an over-all consistency in its self-expression.”

“Labor with your heart and soul.” Saijin

Image: The Sound of Silence – Disturbed

Welcome to the amazing Sabian symbols!

These personal reflections are but an example of one person’s journey of discovery with the Sabian Symbols. This blog series was written in 2014 and 2015, during the last two years of my mother’s life. She and I lived here together in my home, and at the end of each day I would sit and write my reflections on each symbol. At that time I had studied the Sabian symbols for seven years. However, these blogs aren’t interpretations, they are simply my reflections about the symbols. Yet, they hold a very sacred place in my heart and in my memories. I have edited them lightly over the following years, but always preserving the essential feelings and energies surrounding that first attempt at writing about them. When this series is done being edited, around Scorpio season, I will most likely go on and begin a new blog series. Much has changed over the past nearly nine years! I have many other things I’d like to share about the symbols. But, for now, this is the first cycle of reflections.

If you are interested in beginning your own adventure with the Sabian symbols, I encourage you to begin keeping a set of notes of your own thoughts. You might begin your quest with drawing a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle. You can find it by clicking the link below. Enter the time of the draw for later reference.

Draw a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle!

You can find more of my works on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold) and the Star (5-fold), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  listen, on Spotify.

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition.

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.

Aries 30° “In this light now go forward.”

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The Span of Examination – The 2nd Hemisphere of Aries

Phase 30

Fire Element – Cardinal

The formula is: manipulating-critical-original-generalizing-spiritual-inspired.

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

Aries 30° A duck pond and its brood

This is a symbol of the eternal fitness of things, provided the individual take the fullest advantage of the cosmic ordering. Implicit in the symbolism is man’s ability to establish his world of experience according to his own needs, and to function effectively because he has the acumen to align himself with his own genius and to seek a personal satisfaction in a simple efficacy of being himself.

The keyword is RELIABILITY.

When positive, the degree is an accustomed competency or ease in dealing with immediate circumstances, and when negative, a tendency toward provincialism or an acceptance of life with an altogether uncritical complacency.

There’s 2 O’s in Goose

Repeat after me, “Geese are our friends, geese are our friends…”

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

In other words, we are all equal and in this together. How you treat your neighbor counts. Our limitations may be this earth, physically–but illimitably, the cosmos. What you perceive out there will be brought down here to be lived with, and hopefully, by the time you are done wading through it, you will be doing so ideally. Here is the fluxing between the previous degree of a celestial choir singing–all from the higher realm. But today’s degree, a duck pond and its brood, gives us the up-close and personal view. In other words, are you clamoring about those silly geese or are you humming the tune to “Be kind to your web-footed friends”? So here we are learning how to be cosmic citizens in a chaotic world. Above all, we are being taught to treat no one as an ugly duckling! All are God’s creatures!

Now, on your honor, proceed to waddle forth, and then take the big plunge! Get a new perspective—a cosmic one—then as water off a duck’s back, you will become that one on whom others can depend.

“In this light now go forward.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: Duck, Duck, Goose 

Welcome to the amazing Sabian symbols!

These personal reflections are but an example of one person’s journey of discovery with the Sabian Symbols. This blog series was written in 2014 and 2015, during the last two years of my mother’s life. She and I lived here together in my home, and at the end of each day I would sit and write my reflections on each symbol. At that time I had studied the Sabian symbols for seven years. However, these blogs aren’t interpretations, they are simply my reflections about the symbols. Yet, they hold a very sacred place in my heart and in my memories. I have edited them lightly over the following years, but always preserving the essential feelings and energies surrounding that first attempt at writing about them. When this series is done being edited, around Scorpio season, I will most likely go on and begin a new blog series. Much has changed over the past nearly nine years! I have many other things I’d like to share about the symbols. But, for now, this is the first cycle of reflections.

If you are interested in beginning your own adventure with the Sabian symbols, I encourage you to begin keeping a set of notes of your own thoughts. You might begin your quest with drawing a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle. You can find it by clicking the link below. Enter the time of the draw for later reference.

Draw a Sabian symbol from the Sabian Oracle!

You can find more of my works on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold) and the Star (5-fold), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  listen, on Spotify.

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition.

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.