Category Archives: Aquarius

Aquarius 30° “Dying then living for love.”

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The Span of Perspective – The 2nd Hemisphere of Aquarius

Phase 330

Air Element – Fixed

The formula is: manipulating-ideal-ingenious-generalizing-mental-inspired.

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

Aquarius 30° The field of Ardath in bloom

This is a symbol of the spiritual integrity of nature herself, dramatized by Marie Corelli’s mystic meadow of ancient Babylon as an ageless and special challenge to modern life. Everyone may count on the inherent friendliness of the universe, and in consequence on the capacity of man’s destiny to endow him with fruits of his good rather than his bad works. The individual ultimately must rely on the world in which he finds himself, and so should live in such fashion that a reliance on him in turn is both possible and inviting.

The keyword is CONTINUITY.

When positive, the degree is self-illumination through exceptional service to others, and when negative, witless reaction to fantasy.

Treaty by Leonard Cohen

Ardath brings to focus the miracle of renewal or rebirth ever following from even the most devastating of circumstances.

Ardath: The Story of a Dead Self by Marie Corelli

“Let some of us hesitate ere we doubt the Miracle; for we are sleepers and dreamers all—and the hour is close at hand when—we shall Wake. So I went my way into the field which is called Ardath, like as he commanded me; and there I sat among the flowers, and did eat of the herbs of the field, and the meat of the same satisfied me.” ” 2 Esdras 9:26

Today’s symbolic degree is supplemented with a reading of the interpretation given it also by Dane Rudhyar, to whom Marc Edmund Jones gave permission to do his own interpretation of the symbols, which appeared in condensed form in a section of his book, The Astrology of Personality.

Aquarius 30° Deeply rooted in the past of a very ancient culture, a spiritual brotherhood in which many individual minds are merged into the glowing light of a unanimous consciousness is revealed to one who has emerged successfully from his metamorphosis.

CONSCIOUS TOTALITY OF BEING

Keynote: The ability for the person with an open mind and a deep feeling for self-transcendence to come in contact with higher forms of existence.

The originally recorded Sabian symbol stated: “The field of Ardath in bloom,” which referred to a scene in an occult novel by Marie Corelli centering upon ancient Babylon. The reference may well have been a “blind” inasmuch as Marc Jones has stressed his inner contact with a Brotherhood with Babylonian, (or “Sabian”) roots. A spiritual Brotherhood constitutes a state of “multi-unity”–i.e. a multiplicity of individuals, if one thinks of the paths they trod to reach their final metamorphosis, but a unity of consciousness and “Soul”–thus unanimity (“anima” meaning Soul). In this spiritual Whole each unit is a recognizable “form” or entity if one looks at it with the eyes of personality; but when seen through a unified spiritual vision or from a distance, the Whole appears to be one single area of radiant light. Similarly, when studied by the modern physicist, light can be apprehended either as a stream of identifiable particles (photons) or as one continuous wave. Whether it is seen as one or the other depends on the point of view.

This is the last and culminating symbol of Scene Twenty-two of the cyclic ritual. This is indeed a fitting symbol, as the number 22 symbolizes all forms of mastery. At any level, it is a symbol of spiritual group fulfillment–of CONSCIOUS TOTALITY OF BEING.

“Dying then living for love.” Saijin

Don’t you love a good mystery? I do!

I have an original copy of Ardath: The Story of a Dead Self by Marie Corelli and inside its cover is bound another story–that of “The Red-Headed League” which is a Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle.

“An extremely unusual edition: Corelli’s “Ardath” with Doyle’s “The Red-Headed League” bound in at the rear. Curiously there is no mention of the Doyle story at all on the covers, title-page, or contents page, but it is complete, and with its own fly-title, and obviously original to the volume. One could speculate that the publishers might have miscalculated the size of the covers, and added in the Doyle story as a way of bringing up the page count, but this remains speculation.”

As for me? The thing I find similar is that in both cases, there is “activity” underground which eventually is “found out”. With Sherlock, the robbers are digging an underground tunnel and plotting to break into the bank above. In The field of Ardath there is likewise a breaking into the individual’s past. He is an atheist at the beginning of the tale–but I don’t want to spoil the adventure. You’ll have to read it for —

–yourself. …ARDATH!

At Gutenberg Press, you can see the Bibliographic Record of associations between Ardath and Time Travel, Reincarnation, Paranormal, Religion, Angels. You can read both stories on-line.

Image: Ardath ~ The Story of a Dead Self by Marie Corelli and Arthur Conan Doyle.

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 to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  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.

Aquarius 29° “Put your whole heart into it.”

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The Span of Perspective – The 2nd Hemisphere of Aquarius

Phase 329

Air Element – Fixed

The formula is: manipulating-ideal-ingenious-generalizing-mental-responsible.

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

Aquarius 29° Butterfly emerging from chrysalis

This is a symbol of humanity’s insatiable appetite for experience on the side of an intellectual self-assurance, and of the nascent eagerness of the conscious self for a complete or effective grasp of all possible knowledge. There is a continually self-renewing purity of man’s mind at root, and he somehow feels that nature herself springs from her over-all potential as spontaneously as his own ideas come forth from the formless matrix of his inner being.

The keyword is EMANATION.

When positive, the degree is uncompromising faith in the promise of existence itself and in the wonders of a continuing creation, and when negative, utterly sluggish response to reality.

The struggles of life and of love ~ Madame Butterfly

“When you meet with pleasant conditions in life, savour them, but do not linger. And when life imposes difficult conditions on you, do your best to endure them until the bitter end. … Only a true adult is capable of finding the richness and depth concealed in every test, in every difficult experience. …” Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov, Izvor 242, The Wellspring of Eternal Joy

“A good writer reveals beauty in the mundane and truth in tragedy. Words are a tool; a currency of the mind, and the best writers weave passages into our hearts that our bones remember.” Maria Reeves

“For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.” Carl Sagan

Pride “A Butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.”

A vignette of The Jack of Diamonds

“Fragile and struggling, the butterfly hangs almost free from its confinement in the chrysalis. The boy reaches to help and the old man stops his hand. “No,” he says firmly. “Mind your own business. If you help now the butterfly will always be damaged. It must make the struggle successfully on its own.” Moments pass, and then in one last huge effort the butterfly emerges free and hanging, wings downward. Gradually, the wings flatten and expand, the legs and other body parts harden, and then in that long awaited moment the glorious colors flash and it soars round the boy’s head and then, dancing in the air, moves away.”

“Put your whole heart into it.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image screen capture Madame Butterfly

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 to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  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.

Aquarius 27° “Imagine love’s true service.”

The Span of Perspective – The 2nd Hemisphere of Aquarius

Phase 327

Air Element – Fixed

The formula is: manipulating-ideal-ingenious-generalizing-mental-sensitive.

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

Aquarius 27° An ancient pottery bowl filled with violets

This is a symbol of the permanence or changelessness of the real as an ultimate assurance to the human heart. No matter how many shifting forms the face of life may present to man, there are always the surviving tokens of an enduring stability on which the ephemeral and the superficial are unable to make any impact. Where there is replacement of substance and variety of structure there is also an over-all continuance of meaning and identity in which self may anchor itself.

The keyword is TRADITION.

When positive, the degree is a high realization of values and a real gift for using them, and when negative, a loss of self in conventionality and its meaningless trappings.

Solsbury Hill 

Two stories of Service and Love

Love’s imagining is ever-ready to respond to love’s call to action, forever answering the question and quest of, “What would love do now?” Allow Imagination, therefore, to be brought forward to the desire to serve.

Violet Lady – A Meditation on Service

“The boy had been trained rightly, having been born within this group of devoted servants. When called upon, he knew his gift was needed—no more and no less—and once provided he returned to his joyful existence within the group.

“This was the part that there was no manner in which to provide training! Yes, to serve when called upon. Yes, to return to the group. But the return this time, being experienced differently, had created a need for greater self-understanding. Perhaps it was his age, due to some maturing. No matter. It was here now and thus was to be dealt with for the good of self and for the good of the group. There can be no corruption! This was the dedication that each had pledged. Council was given that there would be times in which the only possible way to sustain purity was for each one to be accountable silently and in loyalty to the pledge made. Here was that moment! An emptiness. With what could it be filled? Not pretense. Not a lie. Not left wanting. What then? It must be something new.

“A new orientation of thinking about…. What? About that which had changed this moment: The having been called upon, having been needed, having had an opportunity to serve. How could this have changed things? he wondered. At that very moment, a young woman—a member of the group—came and silently handed him a violet. He took it, smiled in gratitude, and watched her walk away. He looked at it more closely now and saw that its roots were still attached. He knew he must find soil for it. He looked about. There was an old pottery vase nearby. He took it and filled it with soil and planted the violet inside. He watered it. When the task was complete, he went back to his thoughts. Ah! The Living Gift of Service. It cannot ever be broken! The linking cannot ever be broken. Each blossom must also send forth its roots into new soil. Yes, new soil, never self-serving. His joy had returned. He knew his gift had gone forth into new soil as certainly as had the living violet been given and provided a new environment. The chain was once more unbroken–the message received, his joy again complete. He would know its lingering essence until next he would be called upon.” (Source: The writings of The Sabian Assembly)

Forget-Me-Not – Impressions of Service

A week before her death, HPB spent her time sorting her papers. The night before her death saw her desk the tidiest it had ever been and she spent the night lighting one cigarette after another, sitting in her armchair. The next day she had her chair removed to her bedroom and spent the day there.

Because of the recent influenza epidemic, the house was strangely quiet. But on May 8th when she died, Walter was present. Holding her hand and kneeling at the foot of her chair, he stayed with her until she drew her last breath. Claude Wright was also present, holding her left hand, with Laura Cooper standing with an arm around her.

Her right hand grew cold in mine. I will not attempt to describe my feelings when the consciousness of our loss…dawned upon my mind. Those moments of exquisite pain, when self compassion and a joy for the rest that had come to one I loved, tore my being in twain with their wild contest, will ever remain among the sacred memories of my life.

Shortly afterwards, he was to hear of his mother’s death, which took place on the same day. What Walter would remember however, was the forget-me-not which HPB pressed into his hand as she died.

There is no doubt that Walter and Blavatsky were close towards the end of her life. He published an article in Lucifer describing her as a great friend: “During the night of May 9 1891, she appeared to me in her new garb, tall, magnificent and serenely smiling and questioned me as to her identity. Whether I was fully satisfied that what she had affirmed had come to pass—she whom I had known as HPB was and now is a male incarnation….” He later described hearing her voice in places she usually frequented, knowing that no one had been present. [from The Astral Tramp: A Biography of Sepharial (Walter Gorn Old) by Kim Farnell, pg. 35]

“Imagine love’s true service.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: Violets and Forget-me-nots

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 to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  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.

Aquarius 26° “I won’t lie, it’s gonna sting.”

The Span of Perspective – The 2nd Hemisphere of Aquarius

Phase 326

Air Element – Fixed

The formula is: manipulating-ideal-ingenious-generalizing-mental-experimental.

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

Aquarius 26° A hydrometer

This is a symbol of the powers of immediate analysis which enable man to achieve his commonplace or practical goals. Here he has full assurance of an intelligence and order to be found throughout the world of everyday realities, and he comes to see that a very real co-operation of natural conditions and forces may be enlisted for any project of special concern. The individual learns that when he will take responsibility for events he may shape them to his own convenience, and thus find ways to capitalize on any difficulties that arise.

The keyword is EFFICIENCY.

When positive, the degree is exceptional ability in manipulating the fundamental complexities of living, and when negative, self-defeating worry over trifles.

Calling All Angels

E.T.:  “Be good.” [touching heart, about to leave] “Ouch!”

Love is a risky business, for sure. All that is now needed is an upgrade in understanding, and those updates are currently being installed in your operating system. Please remain calm; this will only take a cosmic minute or two. Thank you for your patience. Please stand by.

Earth Calling: A Short History of Radio Messages sent to ET

Then there was The Golden Valentine

The Golden Record that Voyager carried, was a phonograph record — a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. ‘Pioneers 10 and 11, which preceded Voyager, both carried small metal plaques identifying their time and place of origin for the benefit of any other spacefarers that might find them in the distant future. With this example before them, NASA placed a more ambitious message aboard Voyager 1 and 2-a kind of time capsule, intended to communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials. The Voyager message is carried by a phonograph record-a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth.” My question is, did they tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Read more 

So, when it comes to Cosmic Love, do we wait for that interesting entity to call on us or do we make the call ourselves? The risk, as experience bears witness, is getting shot down. To tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, I won’t lie — love hurts….there’s always a sting to it. May you rise above it, that is my wish for you on Valentine’s Day!

The Gravity of the Situation

You see, today is a hydrometer and that is so very promising! The principle Operation of the hydrometer is based on Archimedes’ principle that “a solid suspended in a fluid is buoyed by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the submerged part of the suspended solid.”

Eh?! In very simple terms what this means is that any floating object displaces its own weight of fluid.

Water and Air: Of course, water is a fluid. But surely you know that air is a fluid, too, right? If not, check it out.

Up and Down: Today, let’s look at the Power of Flotation, which is here to explain how we get up when we’re feeling weighed down. Air-ships fly! The power of flotation is the power of up; the power of gravity is the power of down. That’s the ups and downs of life, fluidly speaking. Oh, yes, also why ships float, lead balls sink, rocks stay on the ground, etc. etc. Without gravity, well things would all be equal. But we have gravity! So, now we just need to build up the power of up! Like the helium balloons of which there will be so many bought and given out as gifts this day, may you float up on the wings of love, even as your heart knows the gravity of the situation here on our planet earth. And send out a cosmic call for divine love and upliftment for all those whose hearts are hurting.

“I won’t lie, it’s gonna sting.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: E.T. ~ The Extra-Terrestrial

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 to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  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.

Aquarius 25° “Sharing the sacred secret.”

The Span of Perspective – The 2nd Hemisphere of Aquarius

Phase 325

Air Element – Fixed

The formula is: manipulating-ideal-ingenious-generalizing-social-inspired.

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

Aquarius 25° A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed

This is a symbol of man’s capacity to overcome any handicap imposed on him by the abnormalities which at times become an inevitable part of his own nature, and of his underlying stamina or psychological integrity. Here is a functional integration of conscious existence, with the variations which constitute an individual remaining the basis of all self-knowing on any or every level of experience. The self mobilizes its powers effectively as it takes full advantage of the significant differences in both itself and its world.

The keyword is UNIQUENESS.

When positive, the degree is a genius for turning deficiency into a real asset, and when negative, unhappy and rebellious conceit.

Secrets ~ OneRepublic
Putting it under the microscope…
How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
“Sharing the sacred secret.” Namaste ~ Saijin

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 to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  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.

Aquarius 24° “Unraveling mystery.”

The Span of Perspective – The 2nd Hemisphere of Aquarius

Phase 324

Air Element – Fixed

The formula is: manipulating-ideal-ingenious-generalizing-social-responsible.

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

Aquarius 24° A man turning his back on his passions and teaching from his experience

This is a symbol of the complete self-obsession which human individuality may exhibit, emphasized here on the side of a sensitiveness to the world and its exactions. Implicit in the symbolism are the values of a generous and broad participation in everyday life, and the necessity that any personal refinement be preserved through the sharing of its rewards. The self assimilates itself to its own higher vision and so achieves an outer selflessness.

The keyword is SERENITY.

When positive, the degree is effective accomplishment through a genuine peace of inner understanding, and when negative, thorough dissatisfaction with the normal fruits of living.

Enjoy a delightful reading by Jenny Joseph of her poem, Warning ~ When I am old I shall wear purple

The Doings and undoing’s and doings all over again…

On Odysseus’ return, disguised as an old beggar, he finds that Penelope has remained faithful. She has devised tricks to delay her suitors, one of which is to pretend to be weaving a burial shroud for Odysseus’ elderly father Laertes and claiming that she will choose a suitor when she has finished. Every night for three years, she undoes part of the shroud.

Say What?

I say one thing and do another but then return unto that which I said with new understanding. Such is the experience of life. We think we know. Then we think again. This leads us to wonder exactly what we do know. Einstein said it this way, “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.” In the words of poet T.S. Eliott, “The way upward and the way downward are the same.” Or, as with Penelope, holding off 108 suitors in hopes of Odysseus’ return, we must unravel the mystery we weave… for the sake of passion and in the name of experience. It is all shrouded in such mystery, but today’s Septenary gives hope of some unraveling…

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

Today’s image is of Penelope, but the entire experience, you see, was brought about by Odysseus, wasn’t it? His absence—a turning from his passion did indeed have much to teach those back home by way of his experience… And upon his return, much to teach him, as well.

“Unraveling mystery.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: Penelope Unraveling Her Work at Night

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 to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  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.

Aquarius 23° “Please stand back, I’ve so got this!”

Aquarius 23

The Span of Perspective – The 2nd Hemisphere of Aquarius

Phase 323

Air Element – Fixed

The formula is: manipulating-ideal-ingenious-generalizing-social-receptive.

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

Aquarius 23° A big bear sitting down and waving all its paws

This is a symbol of man’s absolute mastery of his own lower nature, and of his ability to bring every function of life to a high personal fulfillment. There are illimitable channels through which he may further each separate phase of his self-discovery, but he always must demonstrate the worth of his own individual gifts before he can participate adequately in any larger reality. His soul finds itself through the excellencies it makes the very fabric of itself.

The keyword is APTITUDE.

When positive, the degree is a consistent desire for genuinely significant experience and a willingness to dramatize the self’s potentials to any necessary extent, and when negative, frantic efforts to gain and hold attention.

Let’s Rock! “You just sit back now and enjoy the magic of Rock!” School of Rock

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Viktor Frankyl

What I Will by Suheir Hammad

I will not dance to your war drum.

I will not lend my soul nor my bones to your war drum.

I will not dance to your beating.

I know that beat.

It is lifeless.

I know intimately that skin you are hitting.

It was alive once hunted stolen stretched.

I will not dance to your drummed up war.

I will not pop spin break for you.

I will not hate for you or even hate you.

I will not kill for you.

Especially I will not die for you.

I will not mourn the dead with murder nor suicide.

I will not side with you nor dance to bombs because everyone else is dancing.

Everyone can be wrong.

Life is a right not collateral or casual.

I will not forget where I come from.

I will craft my own drum.

Gather my beloved near and our chanting will be dancing.

Our humming will be drumming.

I will not be played.

I will not lend my name nor my rhythm to your beat.

I will dance and resist and dance and persist and dance.

This heartbeat is louder than death.

Your war drum ain’t louder than this breath.

“Please stand back. I’ve so got this!” Namaste ~ Saijin

Photo credit: Sabian Splash Cymbal; Astrology Weekly – Sabian Symbols

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 to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  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.

Aquarius 22° “It’s your turn, play nicely now.”

The Span of Perspective – The 2nd Hemisphere of Aquarius

Phase 322

Air Element – Fixed

The formula is: manipulating-ideal-ingenious-generalizing-social-sensitive.

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

Aquarius 22° A rug placed on a floor for children to play

This is a symbol of the unlimited service of life at large to the special requirements of an individual’s comfort or everyday convenience. Implicit in the symbolism is the extraordinary extent to which man may count on finding the facilities he needs in his self-development. He is ever discovering himself in situations where he may concentrate his efforts to the best possible advantage on the perfection and employment of his personal skills.

The keyword is REFINEMENT.

When positive, the degree is unusual capacity for the exploitation of immediate resources and the deepening of every potential of selfhood, and when negative, carefree self-indulgence and meaningless luxury.

“We are all connected in a circle, in a hoop, that never ends. … You can own the earth and still, all you’ll own is earth until, you can paint with all the colors of the wind.” Pocahontas

Colors of the Wind

Some are good at some things. Others are good at other things. When we play together and witness our own and others’ better-than and less-than abilities, it’s either a plan for breeding tolerance, encouragement, skill-development and approval and contributing division-of-labor, or, well, to put it mildly, a breeding ground for disaster. All depends on the basic home-training of “playing nicely with others.” Today will show-and-tell what was learned at the hearth of the home.

Mottos for today: Don’t judge me. I’m not finished with me yet. And, Hey! That’s awesome! Great job!

The Mistake-Catcher

“[This] is substance-form or intelligence per se. It is that element which can at all times orientate itself absolutely in any given mesh of relationships. Intelligence is not so much a rising above the making of mistakes, since accuracy is a function of the habit or lowest element of consciousness, as it is a growth in an ability to catch and adjust all mistakes inevitably.” Marc Edmund Jones

Listen the the Rules of the Game – The Emerald Tablets of Thoth – Tablet III 

“It’s your turn, play nicely now.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: We are the World

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 to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  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.

Aquarius 21° “Please, by all means, help yourself.”

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The Span of Perspective – The 2nd Hemisphere of Aquarius

Phase 321

Air Element – Fixed

The formula is: manipulating-ideal-ingenious-generalizing-social-experimental.

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

Aquarius 21° A woman disappointed and disillusioned

This is a symbol of the inevitable distress of the human soul whenever it seeks any enduring sustainment from elements without anchorage in its own nature, dramatized in the negative symbolism by the futility of its attempted fulfillment through a capitalization on purely physical assets of self. The deeper potentials of the being afford the real possibilities of self-discovery, and personal frustrations are a challenge to a genuine self-realization rather than a denial of opportunity.

The keyword is CLEARANCE.

When positive, the degree is the self’s inherent gift for pressing on and gaining increased powers with every setback, and when negative, the acceptance of all defeat as final.

Mother and Child Reunion ~ Paul Simon

A Dream Vision Vignette:

Old West or early pioneer-days America, in a room, like a big open, high-ceilinged general store. The colors are all muted, soft brown and dimmed goldenrod. I look from a distance and see that people are bound, back to back with rope, against a pillar. One woman, in particular, I see. She is looking at me. Dark eyes, disheveled and poorly clothed in a worn-out full length prairie skirt and long-sleeved blouse, perhaps even a bonnet that has fallen to her shoulders. She is not old, but maybe only in her late 20’s or 30’s. She looks average and normal and does not stand out in any particular way. Yet, she does not slouch but sits upright against the wooden beam. Neither does she open her mouth to complain or make any movement whatsoever. She is sitting with her legs straight out in front of her, worn black shoes on her feet. Her arms are bent around the beam behind her. She has surrendered to the situation she is in. She is helplessness. I would say hopelessness but for her eyes. She is looking out from the past.

This day is “bound”. This is soul activity, locked by the past yet present in this day to make the same or perhaps a different determination.

My soul knows the same experience as does this woman-of-the-past—the sorrowing, the emptiness, the hopeless and helplessness. Our souls understand one another. We have unity in understanding on this day. It is a building block experience of soul that is known jointly regardless of time or particular circumstances or the particular functioning taking place or having taken place. Our souls both share in common this disappointment and disillusionment. That is clear.

What would love do now? It is something specific for we are connected. I send a message: “You’re not alone.”

There can be no co-dependency born here between us. The link is already established but it is at the soul level that we are unified—not in function nor in circumstance. You are in your place and I am in mine. There is need to look within—within the trinity of self’s being—how to save, serve, free ourselves. The spark of life—to go on living—is lit from within and not from without. There will be no savior to save us, no prince on a white stallion, no messiah. This must be realized. Yet, truly we are not alone. Realize this and allow that knowledge to draw you back inwardly to light your own flame of existence which is inherently yours.

“Please, by all means, help yourself.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: Mary at the Cross

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 to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  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.

Aquarius 20° “And suddenly I’m back home.”

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The Span of Perspective – The 2nd Hemisphere of Aquarius

Phase 320

Air Element – Fixed

The formula is: manipulating-ideal-ingenious-generalizing-physical-inspired.

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

Aquarius 20° A big white dove, a message bearer

This is a symbol of man’s recognition of a transcendental or superior wisdom from which he may always receive his inspiration and assurance, emphasized here by his inner faith and his self-strengthening through an ever-constructive attitude of mind. There are always secret signs of divine favor for a faithful heart, and they are no less real because the reason is able to dismiss them as a mere oversensitiveness to the prompting of a wholly naive insight.

The keyword is CONVICTION.

When positive, the degree is a facility for ordering all personal desires in a cosmic framework and a gift for knowing when to act and what to do, and when negative, sanctimonious self-deception.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole
Gosh, of all the wonders of nature, the rainbow has to be my favorite. I know that others have tried to claim it as only theirs, but that’s not the way symbols work. Same with words, like “Isis”, and the eye at the top of the pyramid. Symbols are for all of us, to be given the significance we determine. Don’t let others tell you what something means or that it means this and only this. Why would you do that!!!! OMG! Take back your power, please! Now!
And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth. Genesis 9:12-17
Releasing the dove in the midst of the flood
First a raven was released, but it did not return. The second attempt was in the release of a dove. It did return. Thus a token or sign of “safe return”… And in her mouth was an olive leaf. She had brought proof in the form of a leaf.
Convictions’ base word is “convict”! Beware your convictions for they are your limitations! They are the boundaries you establish. Inspect your convictions accordingly! Most importantly ask of self, to whom or to what beliefs are my convictions bound? If not according to thy desire, then set the prisoner free! This is the covenant message: The truth will set you free!
“And suddenly I’m back home.” Namaste ~ Saijin
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