Category Archives: Cancer

Cancer 30 ~ “Again! Now, in full glory!”

Cancer 30

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

Cancer 30° A Daughter of the American Revolution

This is a symbol of the enduring background in human relations as essentially dependent on an established tradition, and of a willingness to maintain it through a sharp rejection of any modifying influence of unsympathetic times or events. The emphasis here on an outer conservatism carries with it an implicit warning against any mere resistance to change, and also stresses the need for a life which is exemplary through its faithfulness to standards of proved worth.

The keyword is INHERITANCE.

When positive, the degree is an infectious pride in leadership through which a group is able to act as a unit, and when negative, the ultimate betrayal of selfhood by a false assumption of superiority.

Eye of the Tiger  ~ Survivor

Introducing a league of their own: Rewriting history with herstory…

The word ‘history’ comes from the Ancient Greek word ἱστορία or historia, which means ‘knowledge that is obtained by inquiry’. Rewriting History, not from the view of the conqueror, but from the perspective of wholeness or completeness.

Let’s do it! Erase and try again. Wipe that slate clean. Get rid of that old, one-sided story! Rewrite IT in the fullness of ITS glory.

Going Quantum!

Delayed Choice/Quantum Eraser ~ The Quantum Eraser of Time Itself: Choices made in the present moment affect not only the future, but also the past!

Wholeness: A circle.

Two circles overlapping at center-points = Pi ~ Dividing the circumference by the diameter.

Pi Approximation Day, after all, is 22 divided by 7 or July 22nd. Let’s rewrite “his story” by bringing IT into balance with “her-story”.

“Again! Now, in full glory!” Namaste ~ Saijin

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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.

Cancer 29° “A fiat of perception.”

Cancer 29

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

Cancer 29° A Muse weighing twins

This is a symbol of man’s continual if not always evident relationship with the over-reality in which he lives and moves and has his being, here given an emphasis on the side of inner reconciliations. Individual existence is always manifest as personality in the world of the senses and as reason in a realm of eternalities, and the effective union of these complementary functions is found in the immortal insights of a spiritual wholeness. A person knows himself now one way and now another, and thereby realizes his integrity in selfhood.

The keyword is VALUE.

When positive, the degree is an effectiveness of judgment irrespective of momentary contradictions on every hand, and when negative, an undisciplined perfectionism.

Why Your Life Matters – The Deep Structure of Existence by Alan Watts 

The Muses in Greek mythology, poetry and literature, are the goddesses of the inspiration of Literature, Science and the Arts. They were considered the Source of Knowledge, and related this orally for centuries in the ancient culture through Poetry, Lyrics and Myths.

A Fiat of Perception

An effectiveness of judgement irrespective of contradictions on every hand. A master can effectively reason in the presence of duality. An official order given by someone who has power: an order that must be followed.

The Muses Still Speak!

The Great Invocation by Alice Bailey

From the point of Light within the Mind of God, Let light stream forth into the minds of men. Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God, Let love stream forth into the hearts of men. May Christ return to Earth.

From the centre where the Will of God is known, Let purpose guide the little wills of men—The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the centre which we call the race of men, Let the Plan of Love and Light work out, And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” St. Catherine of Sienne

“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.” JD Salinger, Catcher in the Rye

“A fiat of perception.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Art by Alphonse Mucha

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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.

Cancer 28° “Activate the key within.”

Cancer 28

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

Cancer 28° A modern Pocahontas

This is a symbol of effective co-operation between various phases of human culture, such as those which have become crystallized in a faithfulness to the special values they have held intact and those which provide the new potentials of a genuine frontier spirit. These differences as brought to unity are a stimulus to a greater differentiation of the self in its own illimitable capacity for expanded relationships.

The keyword is COMPATIBILITY.

When positive, the degree is high skill in bringing older or neglected reality to the service of fresher and more vital self-fulfillments, and when negative, an inability to make personal adjustments and a stupid exaltation of conservatism.

Paint with All the Colors of the Wind

Unlocking the Civilization of Ancient Egypt

Just how special is a birthday—your birthday, let’s say?

Champollion deciphers the Rosetta Stone this day in history:

The Moment of Deciphering – the Big Breakthrough! “He returned to the text in hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone, and found … a phase referring to “birthday celebrations.” This clinched it. Overwhelmed by the power of his discovery, Jean François abandoned his room, and ran through the streets, to reach his brother, who worked nearby at the Institute de France. He raced into the room, shouting “Je tiens l’affaire!,”—“I’ve got it!” Source: The Unlocking of the Rosetta Stone on this day in history. A riddle unsolved for 2,000 years.

Then there’s this not-to-be-forgotten story…

Two sisters, born just two days shy of one year apart. Amy was born on May 26, 1967, and her younger sister, Emily, on May 24, 1968. Amy and Emily loved their birthdays, but they especially loved the day in between–May 25th of each year–because on that day they were “the same age”. And each and every year without fail, they would make this day of May 25th their special day and call each other up and say, “We’re the same age!” Well, until May 25th 2020, that is…

That was the very day that Emily went missing–May 25th 2020–and three months later, her body was found. Now, two painstaking years later, Emily’s “staged suicide murder” trial is going on. Amy testified yesterday on August 17, 2022. (Recall that I am editing my Cancer posts alongside Leo’s blogs this year…) It was reported that the friends in the courtroom, who had never met Amy, gasped when she entered in. She just looks so much like Emily… And she was so sweet and composed during her testimony. The defense attorney was ruthless and aggressive in her cross-examination. One of the expert judicial proceeding analysts on Court TV said, “It’s like a piranha after a goldfish. She’d better tone it down.”

Will justice be served? Eventually, yes. But, Justice, like the Rosetta Stone, is worth the wait no matter how long it takes—whether two years or two thousand… Time is eternal, let us remember, and meanwhile, let us remember that Memorial Day always comes at the end of May, when we honor those who gave their all. Now and forever, I will add the memory of Emily “Em” Noble and a shared middle birthday to our celebrations each year.

You see–Memories, they…

“Activate the key within.” Namaste ~ Saijin

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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.

Cancer 27° “What matters and what doesn’t.”

Cancer 27

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

Cancer 27° A storm in a canyon

This is a symbol of a pyramiding reality on the side of external circumstances, or of violence and terror as divine in their capacity for lifting man out of his aplomb and demanding some manifestation of his inner ideals and enduring values. Here is the indomitable integrity of everything to be taken as of consequence in its own right, shown in the energy with which it preserves itself.  Nature ever dramatizes man’s unleashed powers, or his ability to rise in supremacy over each momentary crisis.

The keyword is INTENSIFICATION.

When positive, the degree is an enlistment of every resource in life for a heightened expression of self, and when negative, fatuous enjoyment of turmoil.

Passenger – Life’s for the Living 

Seeing is believing, and believing is seeing! The Universe is always ready, able and willing to respond.

Brocken Spectre Heart

“I was flying over Oregon when I looked out and saw this heart-shaped figure,” he says. “It was one of those moments when the Universe aligns and takes your breath away.” DeFreece suspects, probably correctly, that the shape of the clouds bent the usual circular glory into the heart-shaped apparition. Mystery solved? Not entirely. Glories are caused by sunlight reflected backwards from water droplets in clouds. Exactly how backscattering produces the colorful rings, however, is a mystery involving surface waves and multiple reflections within individual droplets. Each sighting is a lovely puzzle, so grab the window seat and keep an eye on the clouds below.

When there is a storm in the canyon, especially one where evacuation becomes necessary due to the increasing and unrelenting intensity of the storm–when hunkering down will no longer do–there’s very precious time to gather the few things that you can take with you. This decision making under pressure becomes equal in intensity to the storm itself. What will I take? What will I leave behind? Knowing that total destruction may result, we now find ourselves grabbing this and clutching that. Here now, in our arms, are those things we truly value most!

I recall a true story about a woman whose house was on fire and ran out with her collection of wigs! The teller of the tale and I had a good chuckle, but inside ourselves, I suppose we were both wondering what we’d find in hand after the “storms” of our lives had passed by. Sobering thoughts… We need to be clear on…

“What matters and what doesn’t.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image credit: Tony DeFreece, July 13, 2014, Woodland, Oregon, USA

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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.

Cancer 26 ~ “There’s no time like the present.”

Cancer 26

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

Cancer 26° Contentment and happiness in luxury, people reading on davenports

This is a symbol of a pure mastery of experience in its outer aspect, and of a full capitalization on the potentials of all being in a personal and ultimately immortal realization. The static symbolism is a warning against idle self-indulgence, and an emphasis on the fact that any lessening of practical responsibility is primarily a call to self-strengthening and a prelude to some greater outreaching.

The keyword is REPOSE.

When positive, the degree is a relaxation valuable for the momentary sustainment of human aspiration whenever it is strained beyond its powers of self-regeneration, and when negative, the loss of all reality in a needless softness of living.

Tale As Old As Time

Taking a well-deserved break

You deserve a break! Grab a book you’ve been longing to read. Now, sit back and put your feet up. Time to relax. Soon you’ll be feeling much better. All things come to pass, but for now, get comfy–you’ve earned it!

In Marc’s personal reflections on the Sabian symbols (1931)–twenty-two years before he published The Sabian Symbols in Astrology (1953) the official Sabian symbols written for the public—Marc described Cancer 26 this way:

“The magnificent, luxurious library of some wealthy home is revealed; among the cushions several guests are reading.” The keyword at that time was not Repose; it was Relaxation, and he interpreted it as a degree of whole souled participation in life, positively, and negatively as a surrender to triviality. He said, “..the soul does not depend on these things, but reaches out to higher objects of interest.”

When you go into a library, you will see signs or be reminded by the librarians to “Please remember to be quiet.” Why? Respect. These people who are reading books are actually traveling through many diverse worlds, and your sounds could disrupt their travels. We see their bodies only, but If you could see what they see… If you could view the many worlds inhabited by their minds through the pages of these books–I dare say we would experience an adventure of quantum magnitude!

So, please, whether trivial to you or not—please respect the mastery of experience of these reposed and relaxing ones! They are on a high adventure well-earned and of personal and ultimately immortal realization.

Tell me, how was your book? Where did you go? Was it an adventure? Wonderful! But now the time has come to transition back to another here and now–to reorient yourself in this dimension once more. Come on, you can do it. Just gently close the book covers and whisper, “I’ll be back soon…”

“There’s no time like the present.” Saijin

Image credit: Read Me! 

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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.

 

Cancer 25 ~ “Let the world keep on spinning.”

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“Let the world keep on spinning.”

The Span of Ingenuousness

Phase 115

Water Element

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

Cancer 25° A dark shadow or mantle thrown suddenly over the right shoulder

This is a symbol of the irrevocability of man’s obligation to the reality of which he is a part, with the emphasis on his capacities of leadership as a revelation of racial stewardship on the more personal or spiritual side. Self-expression here is a release of his inner potentialities, and it becomes both an individual gratification and an expanding responsibility to all other individuals making up the social complex.

The keyword is DESTINY

When positive, the degree is some dramatic manifestation of genius vital to the general welfare of man, and when negative, a tendency to unwarranted presumption if not outright megalomania.

The formula is: sustaining-critical-universal-generalizing-social-inspired.

When life turns on a dime, have no fear! You can do it! …thanks to your sixth sense, that is! So, go with the flow!

Ahmad Wali – Dost http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0qAL_AZ9CE

They say that we find our destiny on the road we take to avoid it. In astrology chart reading, there is a point called the Vertex, also known as the point of destiny–a point that, when utilizing the Sabian symbol for that degree, can assist us in understanding more about those unavoidable turns that direct us to our destiny. If so, then maybe we won’t have to be so surprised when we get thrown a curve ball by life, but instead, come to those moments with conscious participation rather than a desire for escape or avoidance. You can go through life kicking and screaming or you can go through life with your shoulders back and your chin up–either way, you’re here which means you ARE going through life one way or the other. It’s about knowledge and choice.

When things turn on a dime

Dimes are not only the smallest coin used in US currency, but also the thinnest, measuring only 17.91 mm or .705 inches in diameter and 1.35 mm or 0.053 inches in thickness. To “turn on a dime” then, is an expression of changing direction rapidly, but also in a very small space, i.e., a tight turning radius. By extension, anything that can “turn on a dime” makes a radical change in direction and very quickly.

Proprioception – the Sixth Sense

“Our bodies are incredibly good at moving, often without any conscious involvement. Just think: sitting down, standing up, picking up objects, throwing, catching, jumping, skipping, running… The reason we can make all of these movements without thinking (or falling over) is because of something called ‘proprioception’ – our body’s sense of its own position, balance and movement. Proprioception provides us with ‘body awareness’ and is commonly referred to as our ‘sixth sense’.”

Go with the flow

When life turns on a dime, whether by conscious choice or by outside circumstance, consider going with the flow until you have a grasp of the new energies you find yourself in. That which we resist persists. Knowledge of the new surroundings is critical, i.e., seek first to understand and then to be understood. To go with the flow is not advisement to go wherever the wind blows, but to take stock of the new environment, and to look before you leap.

When life turns on a dime, shout out, “Plot twist!”

“Let the world keep on spinning.” Saijin

Photo credit: Sufi swirling dance, or dervish dance, from Turkey http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/lFpQQLMKAb0/hqdefault.jpg

Cancer 24° “Looking back it started here.”

Cancer 24

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

Cancer 24° A woman and two men on a bit of sunlit land facing south

This is a symbol of the soul’s necessary decisiveness in the basic allegiances of life, here emphasized in the terms of practical or everyday relations. There must be a mediation between the competing demands for immediate attention to various transient needs, and for some consistent or over-all goal which will bring an individual’s efforts into a cohesive pattern. The inner capacities must be disciplined continually for the sake of a plethora of outer opportunities.

The keyword is INCEPTION.

When positive, the degree is an unusual gift for organizing and exploiting the self’s potentials, and when negative, a devastating sense of ineptitude and estrangement from reality.

Fancy ~ Reba McEntire

As fancy is to beauty, the thorn is to the rose.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek. It didn’t appear in its current form in print until the 19th century, but in the meantime there were various written forms that expressed much the same thought. In 1588, the English dramatist John Lyly, in his Euphues and his England, wrote:

“…as neere is Fancie to Beautie, as the pricke to the Rose, as the stalke to the rynde, as the earth to the roote.”

Transcendence is not Fantasy

Wholeness requires both dark and light, for without either, there would not be the possibility of the other to be manifest. According to Marc Edmund Jones, “Living is real when it embraces the totality of its contact and the whole in its uttermost ramification of awareness. An entering of the transcendent achieves this because all things in their transcendence are sublimated in the fulfillment of self.”

Desideratum: Something that is wished for or considered desirable.

Aristotle explains, “We may assume the superiority [ceteris paribus] of all things being equal, of the demonstration which derives from fewer postulates or hypotheses—in short from fewer premises; for… given that all these are equally well known, where they are fewer, knowledge will be more speedily acquired, and that is a desideratum. The argument implied in our contention that demonstration from fewer assumptions is superior may be set out in universal form…”

Thus, in my reflections, I see the two men as the duality of that which the woman is able to now see in wholeness. She has this power to synthesize, the take duality and transcend it into a triad of awareness because in such an isolated situation–on a bit of land, in such close proximity and not scattered at a distance—as well as facing south, or towards the sun, astrologically speaking, she is able to keenly focus and assess with unsurpassable speed and accuracy. Here, wholeness is revealed fully to her view. Likewise, here on this degree of Inception, we have the potential to capture a more perfect view, from source to timeless opportunity.

“Looking back it started here.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Screencapture: Matrix Revolutions, ending scene

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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.

Cancer 23 ~ “When push comes to shove, digest.”

Cancer 23

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

Cancer 23° Meeting of a literary society

This is a symbol of man’s resourcefulness in developing new areas of experience on the imaginative side, and of his genius for widening his interests and stimulating everybody to broader ideals and more rewarding goals in everyday living. The continual re-examination of a general intellectual and aesthetic inheritance becomes a heightening of personal identity, and the individual achieves a very genuine estimation of his fellows.

The keyword is CRITICISM.

When positive, the degree is accomplishment through an exacting appreciation of common effort and a rigorous revelation of private acts and attitudes, and when negative, a substitution of idle discussion for actual participation in reality.

God speaks to Moses from the Burning Bush

A Sacred Meeting with a Flaming Bush

“And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.” Exodus 3:2 KJV

The Element and Essence of Fire

By all means, bring it to the meeting, but just be cognizant of how you use it! It’s not what you say, but how you say it. Criticism can be harsh and cause division, or it can help to enhance and improve. Like the element of fire, criticism can burn to ashes or inspire and uplift. Tricky things, fire and criticism. Think of it this way:

To consume either by destructive or by constructive means. To digest the inspiration and essence for upliftment or to spew forth the flames to burn to a crisp… Therein lies the choice. A meeting is a gathering, an assembly for a common purpose. Before attending the meeting, we might want to consider the potential outcome of both types and how it will affect the group.

When the time comes to assemble, remember that when “what it is” meets up with “what it will make of itself” we need to digest to envision the ideal to be realized.

By contrast, here is the outcome of a fiery meeting didn’t go so well….

The Library of Alexandria Burns

The Library of Alexandria was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. Famous for having been burned, thus resulting in the loss of many scrolls and books, it has become a symbol of “knowledge and culture destroyed.”

So, if you are called to a meeting, please make sure your heart is in the right place and that you have come to inspire, support, encourage and uplift.

“When push comes to shove, digest.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: Library of Alexandria Burns 

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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.

Cancer 22° “I came but to re-member.”

Cancer 22

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

Cancer 22° A woman awaiting a sailboat

This is a symbol of the creative poise and quiet range of perspective which give real power to the human soul, endowing it with its gift for sustained interest in the present situation and its constructive attitude towards each ramifying potentiality of things to be. Here man exalts his destiny as he is aware of the ships that may come in for him, and he learns that it is through the consummation of idea and not the pyramiding of facts that life achieves its more enduring reality.

The keyword is EQUANIMITY.

When positive, the degree is a sure insight into the meaning of chance events and the current drift of circumstance, and when negative, senseless dependence on accidents of fortune.

Fly to Paradise ~ Eric Whitacre

The Ugly Duckling

The story of the ugly duckling is the tale of a homely little bird born in a barnyard who suffers abuse from the others around him until, much to his delight (and to the surprise of others), he matures into a beautiful swan–a tale beloved around the world about personal transformation for the better.

How did I get to this story of the ugly duckling from a woman awaiting a sailboat? One whose time seems to never come? It speaks of the desires we hold closest to our hearts that seem never to manifest…. Until they do, that is. (adapted from Wiki)

Patience is a virtue.

Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity.

Henry Van Dyke

How the Story Ends

“I will fly to those royal birds,” he exclaimed, “and they will kill me, because I am so ugly, and dare to approach them; but it does not matter–better be killed by them than pecked by the ducks, beaten by the hens, pushed about by the maiden who feeds the poultry, or starved with hunger in the winter.”

Then he flew to the water and swam towards the beautiful swans. The moment they espied the stranger, they rushed to meet him with outstretched wings.

…he bent his head down to the surface of the water, and awaited death.

But what did he see in the clear stream below? His own image; no longer a dark, gray bird, ugly and disagreeable to look at, but a graceful and beautiful swan.

He felt quite ashamed and hid his head under his wing; for he did not know what to do, he was so happy, and yet not at all proud. He had been persecuted and despised for his ugliness, and now he heard them say he was the most beautiful of all the birds. Even the elder-tree bent down its bows into the water before him, and the sun shone warm and bright. Then he rustled his feathers, curved his slender neck, and cried joyfully, from the depths of his heart, “I never dreamed of such happiness as this, while I was an ugly duckling.”

“I came but to re-member.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Photo credit: A Lone Duckling, photography by Doug Crittendon

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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.

Cancer 21° “Hear the echo of your song.”

Cancer 21

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

Cancer 21° A prima donna singing

This is a symbol of an inevitable culmination for individual opportunity, and of an enduring contribution of skill and talent to whatever may entertain the soul’s recurrent and constant rediscovery of itself. Here the popularization of human values becomes a creative encouragement for the common man, enabling him to lose himself for the moment and live vicariously in what he cannot yet establish for himself. Perfection is sought as a certainty of self-continuance.

The keyword is EXCELLENCE.

When positive, the degree is an overflowing richness of self through its full command of its own deep and genuine potentials, and when negative, superficial self-affirmation and unseemly display.

Rainbow Connection ~ Willie Nelson

In Greek mythology, Echo (Greek: Ηχώ) was the personification of echo. According to Greek mythology Echo was a Nymph who had the job of talking incessantly to Hera, the Queen of the Gods, so that her husband, Zeus, would not get caught in his numerous affairs. Hera caught on to Echo’s trick and cursed her to only be able to say what others had just said — hence the word “echo”.

What song are we singing? Do we hear the sound of our own voice returning unto us, even as it goes forth into the world? It is not what goes into us, but what comes out of us that is the more important matter…and why we are singing that particular song! When Life sings back a sweet and edifying song, then we may find peace and assurance that the path we are on will bless all those within its reach.

“Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.” Matthew 15.11

Therefore, be careful of your thoughts for they may become words at any moment.

Strive always for excellence!

“Hear the echo of your song.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Painting: The nymph Echo by Alexandre Cabanel, 1887

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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.