The Span of Protection – The 2nd Hemisphere of Pisces
Water Element – Common or Mutable
The formula is: sustaining-practical-universal-generalizing-social-responsible.
Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:
Pisces 24° An inhabited island
This is a symbol of the self-adequacy of experience on the objective side of everyday reality, and of man’s gift for the organization of his own private world in any area of his special interest. He is always able to function in a complete independence of the alien or the unfriendly, and to develop adequate resources for his need in what at the beginning might seem to be the most barren of situations. He capitalizes on the potentials among which he finds himself, and nurses the least of promise to its fruits.
The keyword is CULTIVATION.
When positive, the degree is achievement through a creative opportunism or inventiveness of exceptional order, and when negative, snobbish complacency and self-indulgence.
The First Place on Earth to Welcome the Sun, each and every day
There are things we can count on in life, like clockwork. Welcome to Kiritimati!
In Kiritimati, the first piece of land on this amazing planet we call earth, there is a constant greeting of the sun each sunrise which sets our calendar earth day going forward. You can count on it! That is their heritage as preserved in chant and song (see video marker).
The first to greet the sun each new day! Just imagine! What an honor! What a rich tradition they have. They know, like today’s symbol, how to keep first things first and then just keep on cultivating!
Kiritimati (Kiribati) – Christmas Island Documentary – Between Sky and Ocean (27:01) The ending is wonderful!
Kiritimati Atoll, also called Christmas Atoll, is a coral island in the Northern Line Islands, part of Kiribati, in the west-central Pacific Ocean. Kiritimati Atoll was sighted on Christmas Eve in 1777 by the English navigator Capt. James Cook. Kiritimati is the Gilbertese spelling of Christmas.
This symbol holds great mystery and a tale that spans its very history.
Oh, speaking of history–PI day and the Ides of March–surround this symbol. Isn’t it curious, how this amazing mandala of Sabian symbols seems to line-up with such things as this?
Of one more island I would make mention, of unknown name, save that Carl G. Jung made reference to it in his memoirs, “This was a blessed island in the wild sea of new impressions, and I found a place to stand on from which I could contemplate the ten thousand things and their bewildering turmoil.” pg. 311, Memories, Dreams and Reflections
“Always keeping first things first.” Namaste ~ Saijin
Image source: Kiritimati
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.