Category Archives: Gemini

Gemini 30° “To think that I thought it through.”

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The Span of Restlessness – The 2nd Hemisphere of Gemini

Phase 90

Air Element – Mutable or Common

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-spiritual-inspired.

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

Gemini 30° Bathing beauties

This is a symbol of human excellence on the side of purely natural endowment, and of the soul as wholly inadequate except as it is able to meet some need of everyday experience with the elements inherent in its make-up and so free from any or all responsibility to anything other than itself. Here individuality gains a needed assurance through the phases of its being which prove immune from change or loss. A person becomes himself as he is able thus to stand radiant and reliant among the total of his fellows.

The keyword is CHARM.

When positive, the degree is a special capacity for bringing the familiar desires and interests to an enduring representation of worthiness, and when negative, regression to childish vanities.

Jekyll & Hyde – This is the Moment

The end of the great sign of Gemini, the pathway of the experience of fellowship and the endless fulfillment of self in the invisible presence of the Great Ones.

The Gemini twins were born of different fathers, Pollux of the immortal Zeus, and Castor, of a mortal man. When, in battle, Castor was killed, his brother couldn’t bare their separation and Zeus granted Castor immortality to keep the twins together. They were transformed into the constellation Gemini, and the pair are regarded as the patrons of sailors (think water sign Cancer at Solstice!).

The end of the third decan of Gemini: An Executioner’s Sword – the annual sacrifice of the Sun, when, after solstice, its minutes-per-day decline. Here is the mythos where the Lord of Light is slain and his dark brother reigns. Thus, in this final decan a decision must be made! Duality becomes singularity!

Before making your decision, consider the following:

The healing of Gemini: There is to be some sort of reorientation or re-establishment of the individual life in its environment. This (as with all air signs) is of necessity wholly mental and requires reasoning more than manipulation of the mind by pure appeal to feeling. Here is “The Conqueror” The keywords are “Tone” and “Transmission” This is the participation in the affairs of life as a toning agent; a constructive superficiality which avoids any unnecessary nesting in life. Diagnosis: Unravel life entanglements or else rectify the condition in which there is no place to play in the backyards of others. (from the advanced astrology lessons of Dr. Marc Edmund Jones)

“Fear can turn to love. You’ll learn to see, to find the man behind the monster, this… repulsive carcass who seems a beast but secretly dreams of beauty secretly… secretly.” Phantom of the Opera

Charmed, I’m sure. As you choose so shall it be. Fare thee well Gemini, until we meet again next year!

“To think I thought it through.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: The Phantom of the Opera 

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.

Gemini 29° “Deal with what’s in front of you.”

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The Span of Restlessness – The 2nd Hemisphere of Gemini

Phase 89

Air Element – Mutable or Common

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-spiritual-responsible.

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

Gemini 29° The first mockingbird in spring

This is a symbol of the contribution of aesthetic experience to the strengthening of self at core, given emphasis by the skill in imitation through which any vicarious participation in life is enhanced. Here man’s aspiration becomes articulate far in advance of his self-refinement, and as a result the promise in his given case may be manifest in achievements of which he would be quite incapable in normal course. At the least he is called to attempt a self-revelation which will add real stature to his role in everyday living.

The keyword is QUICKENING.

When positive, the degree is consistent stimulation to others in all human affairs, and when negative, annoying self-assertiveness.

Turtles All the Way Down ~ Sturgill Simpson

Immortal Quickening: The One in the Many and the Many in the One

We’ve got our little mockingbird sitting next to a pinecone to show just how much is going on in that little head of his to be able to imitate so many sounds! This particular symbolism represents the capacity we have to interact with many different ones—to speak their “language”, to communicate to others in ways they will understand best, to not get so stuck in just one way of being. It’s an ability we can continually develop as we expand our social environments.

The mockingbird can also symbolize annoying behaviors, such as the erudite one, he who seems to know everything and never stops chirping about it in order to let others have a chance to speak.

Regardless of the objective perception, our little mockingbird is a little brainiack! What about us?

I think in this regard, we need to consider our own brain and how it works. Let’s go for the gusto and look at the pineal gland, which is historically symbolized by the pinecone in nature. Here is a wonderful resource to read through or to at least bookmark and study later. Third Eye Pinecones And another, which I was just given the link to today: “The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions. In it, Signe Dean reports, “We found a world that we had never imagined.” Up to 11 Dimensions

Study? What? Well, I don’t know! How did the little mockingbird come to be able to imitate so many sounds? Was he born with those sounds just spewing forth? Did she listen and learn? Did he practice over and over again? I don’t know, quite frankly.
But, as a human, I know that if I’m going to be able to provide such a variety of “noises” to be able to communicate with a variety of other human beings, then I’m going to have to study. So, when it comes to the brain’s abilities, I suggest starting with the two links above to wet your whistle!

“Deal with what’s in front of you.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image credit: Mockingbird and Pinecone

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.

Gemini 28° “Clean slate. Now, begin again.”

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The Span of Restlessness – The 2nd Hemisphere of Gemini

Phase 88

Air Element – Mutable or Common

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-spiritual-receptive.

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

Gemini 28° A man declared bankrupt

This is a symbol of the eternal individuality of the human spirit, able to enter new paths of opportunity and thereupon achieve a further self-refinement whenever its particular involvements in everyday affairs have come to some point of futility. Implicit in the reversed symbolism is the realization of the ultimate transiency of both the rewards and penalties in life, and of the unreality of consequences if ever taken as other than a convenient converging of relationships.

The keyword is DELIVERANCE.

When positive, the degree is an effective and over-all resourcefulness in even the worst of situations, and when negative, a willingness to dodge every responsibility and betray the very core of self.

Calling All Angels 

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Michelangelo

Try, try again. Never give up. Today a man is bankrupt, but this is “Deliverance”—a chance to wipe the slate clean, where society offers the individual another chance at life, at success. Here is the responsibility of both society and the individual to say to one another, you have not failed, you’ve but discovered another way that does not lead to the success which you desire and which we know you are capable of achieving. Never give up! Keep on trying until you get it right!

“Crouching Boy”, like many of the other popular renaissance sculptures, is made from white marble. Michelangelo took from 1530 to 1534 to perfect his work of classic Italian Renaissance art. The statue today is currently located in the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. Michelangelo’s sculpture, Crouching Boy, remains significant to the Italian Renaissance because of its rich image that mirrors the techniques and ideas of Michelangelo’s time. … The figure fits every description of renaissance human form like “godly perfection”, different facial expressions, perspective, and most obviously, anatomy. Uncharacteristically, the statue does not show a clear religious background.

“Clean slate. Now, begin again.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: Crouching Boy by Michelangelo 

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.

Gemini 27° “By Invitation Only.”

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The Span of Restlessness – The 2nd Hemisphere of Gemini

Phase 87

Air Element – Mutable or Common

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-spiritual-sensitive.

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

Gemini 27° A gypsy coming out of the forest

This is a symbol of human enthusiasm or of self-consciousness mobilized in a freshness or naivete of self-realization and dramatized by an irresistible desire for success and recognition in an every day world. Here are the enlarged horizons which follow from the individual’s faith in his own potentialities and his willingness to draw on them prodigally and in generous co-operation with his fellows. Man thus finds the resources of all nature available for his exploitation.

The keyword is EXPENDITURE.

When positive, the degree is self-release through a joy in the accomplishments of the moment, and when negative, complete disinclination to enter into the ordinary relationships of society.

Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose?

“I have the advantage of knowing your habits, my dear Watson,” said he. …

“Excellent!” I cried.

“Elementary,” said he. “It is one of those instances where the reasoner can produce an effect which seems remarkable to his neighbour, because the latter has missed the one little point which is the basis of the deduction. The same may be said, my dear fellow, for the effect of some of these little sketches of yours, which is entirely meretricious, depending as it does upon your retaining in your own hands some factors in the problem which are never imparted to the reader.” The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893) “The Crooked Man”

What’s your unimparted little point that you’re finally courageous enough and willingly ready to divulge–oh, not to the entire public. Dearie me! That would be unnecessary and entirely too much information for the masses! No, this is a much more private affair. Still, it does seem that it’s time for the sweet gypsy roses to come out of the woods.

A perfectly fitting time for a review of The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz:

The First Agreement: Be Impeccable With Your Word

Speak with integrity.  Say only what you mean.  Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.  Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

The Second Agreement: Don’t Take Anything Personally

Nothing others do is because of you.  What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream.  When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

The Third Agreement: Don’t Make Assumptions

Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want.  Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama.  With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

The Fourth Agreement: Always Do Your Best

Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick.  Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse, and regret.

Come out, Gypsy, we’re ready for whatever you have to reveal….

“By Invitation Only.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: Sherlock Holmes solves the case of the meretricious gypsy rose… “Come out, come out wherever you are!”

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.

Gemini 26° “Come in for a closer look.”

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The Span of Restlessness – The 2nd Hemisphere of Gemini

Phase 86

Air Element – Mutable or Common

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-spiritual-experimental.

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

Gemini 26° Winter frost in the woods

This is a symbol of the cosmic significance in any momentary cancellation of the more immediate interests and private concerns, and the emphasis is on the supremacy of the needs and powers of nature over the aspirations and conveniences of man. Implicit in the static symbolism is the call for a reorientation in the individual’s point of view, and for some further discovery of the self’s potentials. Normal life is brought to a point of sharp suspension so that the larger magic may be manifest.

The keyword is SPLENDOR.

When positive, the degree is the creative transformation by which older cycles give way to newer ones, and when negative, a reduction of the useless to a total annihilation.

Come In for a Closer Look

“Some twenty thousand feet it fell, twirling lazily out of the wintry night sky over my farm near Front Royal, Virginia. It landed at last on a piece of black velvet in my hand—a perfect crystal of snow. But there was no time for watching. Unless I acted quickly, it would melt before my eyes.” Robert Sisson, A Closer Look

Come into these woods and be silent. How fortunate we are to have this scene before us on this summer’s day, with Solstice just around the corner. Let us sit back and relax and listen to what might be heard and look to what might be seen in this winter wonderland.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the woods and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound’s the sweep

Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

A classic such as this simply could not have been written by any other last name…

There are some things we just simply can’t make up.

It seems clear to me, from this symbol of winter in Gemini, as well as that of the others–Gemini 2 and Gemini 4–for example, that there are nods of the hat throughout the Sabian symbols to those living in the southern hemisphere. These symbols, as Dane Rudhyar correctly titled his work, a “mandala”, and I see them encompassing the entire planet. They are not just for any one special geographical location or continent! The multi-cultural references confirm this, as well. So, like our saying of “Christmas in July”, let’s join in a global celebrations of the seasons, no matter where we reside.

“Come in for a closer look.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: The Color of Snow 

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.

Gemini 25° “Ever seeking betterment.”

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The Span of Restlessness – The 2nd Hemisphere of Gemini

Phase 85

Air Element – Mutable or Common

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

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

Gemini 25° A man trimming palms

This is a symbol of the pride in effort by which man seeks to leave his immortal stamp on the world around him. There is here the bending of all natural resources to the will of the individual, and an enlistment of every beauty and capacity of nature for a continuing revelation of the self’s aesthetic sense. The harmony between the workman and his materials becomes gratifying evidence of the soul’s powers on the more objective side of a self-justification.

The keyword is ENHANCEMENT.

When positive, the degree is an exceptional gift for bringing all things to an effective service in some special aspect of over-all achievement, and when negative, an empty display of trivial excellencies.

Trimming Palm Trees can be dangerous

Gemini 25 Danger trimming palms

They hold much symbolism, however, which is why I choose to not solely focus on the danger, but on the positive historical meanings, as well. Here are two pieces of information regarding the collage of nesting images above:

The Palm Is a Symbol of Life, credit Getty Image

Gemini 25 nesting 1

The Assyrians believed that the ultimate symbol of eternal life was a tree growing beside a stream. The tree they valued most was the palm.

Palms Are Biblical, credit Getty Image

Gemini 25 nesting 2

On Palm Sunday, a week before Easter, Christians often carry palm fronds as part of a symbolic ritual that commemorates Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, as foretold by the prophet Zechariah. According to the Bible, people cut branches from palm trees, laid them across Jesus’ path, and waved them in the air.

“Ever seeking betterment.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Nesting images: 11 Interesting facts about palm trees

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.

Gemini 24° “Essential ingredient.”

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The Span of Restlessness – The 2nd Hemisphere of Gemini

Phase 84

Air Element – Mutable or Common

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

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

Gemini 24° Children skating on ice

This is a symbol of the persisting imminence of adventure in experience, and of the constant danger to self in failing to sustain or order the complex of things as they are. Implicit in the symbolism is the value of an established reality as a foundation for further refinement of personal capacity and skill. The satisfaction of a successful self-expression always must remain a dynamic impetus to further achievement, and so never become a static aplomb or a surrender to self as it stands.

The keyword is FUN.

When positive, the degree is soul-satisfying experiment in the infinitely varying channels of possible self-discovery, and when negative, a tendency to live for momentary excitement.

Fun: Carry On

Revival is in Your Hands

Feeling tired, worn out? Losing interest in life? No energy? Just feeling sick and tired? Trying to bring some fun back into your life? Fun—seems like so long ago, doesn’t it? Come on, let’s work some magic and bring the fun back into our lives starting right here and right now!!

Magic Sale here! Blue Light Special! Talk to your hand!

King of Diamonds, what say ye?  Count your blessings.

Jack of Clubs, what say ye? Express abundant appreciation.

Queen of Hearts, what say ye? Extend a heartfelt thank you.

King of Spades, what say ye? Forgive someone and liberate yourself.

Revival, rejuvenation, gliding through life without a care begins with these. It’s the essential ingredient. You really can’t have fun unless you do these first.

Abracadabra!

You are young again! Now, get out of here and go have some fun! And the other card? Well, why have fun alone? You get the idea…. Go on now, skedaddle!

“Essential ingredient.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: Vintage Ice Skating Playing Cards 

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.

Gemini 23° “Embracing experience.”

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The Span of Restlessness – The 2nd Hemisphere of Gemini

Phase 83

Air Element – Mutable or Common

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

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

Gemini 23° Three fledglings in a nest high in a tree

This is a symbol of potentiality caught and held through an initial and effective appreciation, here dramatized by man’s capacity for giving each nascent possibility of character a chance to prove itself. The human soul is a consistent manifestation of its own special genius from the very beginning, and the individual first finds himself in the early and transcendental perspectives of immaturity.

The keyword is ELEVATION.

When positive, the degree is an unconditioned creativity exalted to the point of complete freedom from any immediate involvement, and when negative, psychological witlessness and a false sense of release from responsibility.

Three Little Birds ~ Bob Marley 

From a Higher Perspective

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back–concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The Universe is Conspiring in Your Behalf

You know that, right? Oh, the difference between belief and knowledge! Let’s keep it simple with just one example which illustrates perfectly: Before ever riding a bike, the child will proudly proclaim, “I can ride a bike!” Then comes the learning–the training wheels, then the push, the fall, the scraped knees, the trying again and again. Then success! “See! I told you I could ride a bike!” Soon will come, “Look, Ma! No hands!” Once achieved, however, there’s no longer a need for hope or belief because there is knowledge! Now, without any reservation or doubt. “I can ride a bike.” It’s that simple. It is as the scriptures teach repeatedly, “Faith without works is dead.”

The challenge still awaits these three fledglings. Right now they believe they can fly. Soon they will know they can fly. No worries, my dears, assures mama bird, no worries. When the time comes, you will just follow my lead. I’ll let you know when that is. For now, just rest here and enjoy the view. And keep on believing!

Fear of Heights

Birds? They don’t have this fear, but many people do, and it makes me wonder about things we are afraid of vs things we face by…

“Embracing experience.” Saijin

Image credit: Scariest Bridge Climb Ever 

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.

Gemini 22° “What’s my line? To tell the truth.”

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The Span of Restlessness – The 2nd Hemisphere of Gemini

Phase 82

Air Element – Mutable or Common

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

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

Gemini 22° A barn dance

This is a symbol of complete self-fulfillment through the established or normal activities of the community at large, and of a consummation of self by the broadest possible participation in the divisions of labor which constitute a human society. Richness of living comes from an uninhibited sharing of everyday potentialities, together with a maximum of happy give-and-take between any one individual and any other.

The keyword is GREGARIOUSNESS.

When positive, the degree is an ability to plunge into major and rewarding experiences without the least self-reservation, and when negative, a dependence on superficialities for self-satisfaction and on petty indulgences for self-assurance.

Come with Me Now – Kongos

Afraid to lose control
And caught up in this world
I’ve wasted time, I’ve wasted breath
I think I’ve thought myself to death
I was born without this fear
Now only this seems clear
I need to move, I need to fight
I need to lose myself tonight

Woah come with me now
I’m gonna take you down
Woah come with me now
I’m gonna show you how

(lyrics, Come with Me Now)

“My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” Michael Jordan

Such was the life learning of Marty McFly in the Back to the Future movie series. He had to turn a perceived weakness into a strength. Here we find him here at a community dance in Back to the Future 3: “Nobody calls me yella!” he retorts. And so it is with each of us, the triggers that make us cringe and retort, and often blurt out a mistruth or an exaggeration–something that makes things worse–all to assuage our own egos.

Nobody Calls Me Yellow – Marty gets himself in a fix

To be able to remain on the positive side of things, remember the aim is to “plunge into major and rewarding experiences without the least self-reservation” rather than go and make a mess out of things in a “dependence on superficialities for self-satisfaction and on petty indulgences for self-assurance.”

“What’s my line? To tell the truth.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: Push Me Pull You 

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.

Gemini 21° “All up in arms about it.”

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The Span of Restlessness – The 2nd Hemisphere of Gemini

Phase 81

Air Element – Mutable or Common

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

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

Gemini 21° A labor demonstration

This is a symbol of man’s unimpeachably universal spirit, and of his realization that the lines of property and private rights which he finds entrenched all around him are limitations without validity except as they constitute a social stewardship. Implicit in the reversed symbolism is the fact that right and justice only prevail to the exact extent a conscious effort is made to establish and maintain them. Individuals and groups will prosper as they dramatize their own justification effectively.

The keyword is REPRESENTATION.

When positive, the degree is a consistent courage in attacking major problems at any cost of minor well-being or inconvenience, and when negative, futile ill-will and bluster.

Men In Black II – Post Office Scene 

We have a world to save!

Gemini, as one of the common or mutable signs is perfectly fitted for this purpose. The duality of the second decan of Gemini now complete (the warring inside with demons and angels), as well as the first decan before it, the bursting forth into the duality of coding–ones and zeros–must now come to its destination before Summer Solstice. Here is the Executioner’s Sword. A decision must be made. Back again now to why, as a mutable sign, Gemini is prepared to serve the determined way ahead. Look to the formula, specifically to the terms for the Quadrature: “Practical” and for the Triplicity: “Ingenious”. (Keep in mind that the terms are meant to serve you as portals of understanding, lenses through which greater understanding and definition is possible.)

Practical: Called to adjustment to other(s). Mediates experience to further civilization.

Ingenious: Improves situations. Resourceful in adjusting situations to the conception of it in order to share its fruits.

These are representatives of Gemini. Today they demonstrate their labors of representation. How might you incorporate and invoke social stewardship through conscious effort to remove limitations which have no validity? “Individuals and groups will prosper as they dramatize their own justification effectively.”

“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!” Alice in Alice in Wonderland 2

That’s the question today, who in the world are you and what have you come here to change? Let it be the positive! “A consistent courage in attacking major problems at any cost of minor well-being or inconvenience.” Alice, unbeknownst to her at the time, would soon face the Jabberwocky!

“All up in arms about it.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: Reprise

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.