The Span of Zeal – The 1st Hemisphere of Gemini
Air Element – Mutable or Common
The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-specializing-social-inspired.
Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:
Gemini 10° An airplane falling
This is a symbol of the capacity of man to plunge into experience with a complete disregard of consequences, or to act in full independence of those sustainments which his fellows have accepted as limitations. Implicit in the reversed symbolism is an expectation of righting the dive, thus re-establishing control of the flight as suits a conscious purpose. The individual certifies his divine birthright as he remembers that whatever he releases in one aspect he may regrasp in another.
The keyword is CRISIS.
When positive, the degree is the highly advantageous reorientation of selfhood through every issue, and when negative, defeat through disinclination to lift even a finger in decent self-interest.
Tebow’s Mile High Magic – Taking it to the limit
To remain cool, calm and collected, no matter the challenge of the circumstances. You are the captain of this ship above and on the playing field below. Four forces create flight: Gravity, Lift, Thrust, and Drag. Know them. Master them. Then awe the crowd as they watch you demonstrate your powers.
Poise in the face of danger, knowing that you are still master and are at the controls of your life.
Remain calm. This too has come to pass—one way or the other—and ultimately, all that will really matter is how you handled it.
Master at the controls of a plane named Oracle
Right down to the quantum fabric and glue pinning the entire scene together, all is unfolding exactly and precisely as it should. You know this! Walk your talk! Be this! Before you comes an opportunity–to have no fear! This symbol speaks of our getting to know what fearlessness tastes like, smells like, feels like… We can make masterful choices to remain calm and do the right thing. But we must meet it as Master, not servant. Today we find ourselves…
“Checking in with true grit.” Namaste ~ Saijin
Image: A Plane Named “Oracle” – A Master at the Controls
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.