The Span of Examination – The 2nd Hemisphere of Aries
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.
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.
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.