Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:
Cancer 9° A tiny nude miss reaching in the water for a fish
This is a symbol of the eternal and unsullied freshness of soul as it enters every new experience with an unabated enthusiasm and thereby both substantiates its divine estate and brings enduring significance to whatever it may touch. Here is the absolute lack of inhibition which enables man to grasp the reins of control in every realm he decides to make his own, and the unquenched and simple curiosity which virtually makes it impossible for any potentiality of being ever to escape him.
The keyword is INCLINATION.
When positive, the degree is ingratiating and irresistible capacity for self-expression, and when negative, continual indiscretion as a bar to any appreciable achievement.
Legs Diamond ~ Wish Song
Wish Again, Big Bear by Richard J. Margolis
Big Bear caught a fish. The fish was shiny and very upset.
“There’s been a mistake, there’s been a mistake,” Fish yelled, flipping and flopping in Big Bear’s net.
“I don’t think so,” Big Bear said politely. “You’re just what I want for lunch.”
Fish thought fast. “Nonsense!” he said. “Don’t you know I’m a wish-fish? Instead of eating me you should ask me to grant you three wishes. That’s what wish-fish do–they grant wishes.”
In the end Bear didn’t eat fish, even though the “wish fish” hadn’t really been able to grant the three wishes bear had asked for; instead wish fish and bear had become friends, and friends don’t eat friends, you see.
So, there is a larger, more over-arching reality to which all our desires may find common value and appreciation. You just have to want it–that “greater” reality. Zero-sum game stuff. Reach low, lift high, then take aim at the stars!
Don’t ever let go of your dreams—don’t let them slip by—but always allow that there may be a greater purpose being served while you wait for your dream to come true. Just, no matter how long it takes, remember always:
“Don’t let your dreams slip away.” Namaste ~ Saijin
Photo: Taking a flying leap
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.