Category Archives: Leo

An Introduction to My Work

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to my work.

My work aligns with the 365-day calendar, not the 360-degree circle. In order to do this five additional days or spaces have been added to the wheel of 360 Sabian symbols. I call them the Days of the Divine Feminine. Yes, on Leap Year, there is an additional degree or spacing, which serves as Leap Day.

Thus, in my work, the heavens align in perfect order with the Earth and vice versa. For this reason, there are times when my work is ahead of the astrological sunrise degree and times when it is behind the sunrise degree and times when it is in alignment with the astrological degrees. You may have noticed this if you follow me and receive my daily blog notification emails. It is for those of you who have taken note of this that I am writing this explanation.

In astrological chart calculations using the 360-degree wheel, these five days are accounted for as “Holdover” and “Skipped” degrees to compensate for the difference between 360 and 365. Further, they are not the same every year! The Sabian Assembly invites you to download a free pdf Sabian Symbol sunrise chart for 2023. While there you might take a moment to read the explanation for these holdover and skipped degrees. In my work, there are no symbols skipped or held over, as each day has its own symbol. However, the dates on which these fall are matched into alignment with the calendar, the Earth’s orbit around the sun.

By the way, I am also an avid astrology student, and I am well-aware of the relationship and distinction between my work and astrological computations. I draw, study and read charts as do many of you, on a daily basis, and have done so for 17 years now. My work is not in opposition to astrology, but is my own creative alignment—an experiment, which I share with others and which is especially directed to non-astrologers. I understand and enjoy the benefits of both systems.

Let’s continue.

Where is this star pattern located, you might wonder. I placed one of the five points opposite the Galactic Center, which is at Sagittarius 28. It is the 3rd point of the star pattern. The placement for it is, therefore, between Gemini 28 and 29.

The five points I use are aligned with the seasons, given by Pythagoras as being five in number, not four. They are Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Terror Time or The Blackening. More on that here: Pythagorean Pentacle: Organic Cycles. Here are the five dates and Days of the Divine Feminine, which are also found in my book On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology by Saijin:

1st Day of the Divine Feminine – The Blackening – between Aquarius 4 and 5 – January 24

2nd Day of the Divine Feminine – Spring – between Aries 16 and 17 – April 7

3rd Day of the Divine Feminine – Summer – between Gemini 28 and 29 – June 19

4th Day of the Divine Feminine – Autumn – between Virgo 10 and 11 – August 31

5th Day of the Divine Feminine – Winter – between Scorpio 22 and 23 – November 12

If you would be interested in further discussions about my work, please let me know by leaving a comment below or contacting me directly at I also host a group on Facebook: Sabian Geometry with Saijin.

Blessed Be ~ Saijin

Pisces 22 ~ “It all comes down to this.”


“You can make your dreams come true.”

The Span of Protection

Phase 352

Water Element

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

Pisces 22° A man bringing down the new law from Sinai

This is a symbol of the eternal authority implicit in the very fact of man’s ideals, and of a spiritualization of experience through the religious insights of human society and the institutions it has created for the common welfare. The inspired prophets of each age have been custodians of an enduring morality, and this has its embodiment in the mountain-top aspiration of even the least of individuals. Right is dramatized as a personal responsibility for the course of events.

The keyword is MANDATE

When positive, the degree is self-sacrifice and a determination to further the ultimate upliftment of all men, and when negative, self-exploitation and impenetrable egotism.

The formula is: sustaining-practical-universal-generalizing-social-sensitive.

Annie Lennox Take Me to the River 1995

Shoot for the stars! Raise the bar! Keep your ideals front and center! Never back down. Never give in.

Begin with the end in mind! Imagine! Dream! Believe! Stay humble. Remember your purpose. Stay busy. Never give up.

You’re gonna do great, kid! We’re counting on you!

“You can make your dreams come true.” Saijin

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Welcome to more of the amazing and wondrous Sabian symbols!

To learn more about The Sabian Assembly, the organization founded by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones on October 17, 1923, where seekers are bound by “searching for competent rather than easy answers to the problems of life”, please visit The Sabian Assembly.

I invite you to visit me on my website at SabianGeometry, on YouTube at Sabian Geometry or on  Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin. The Sabian Symbol Septenary (7-fold model) is available to read on WordPress or if you prefer to  listen, on Spotify.

If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold, structural) and the Star (5-fold, creative), I invite you to purchase my book: On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology

*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition, The Sabian Publishing Society, New York; printed in the United States of America by the Roberts Studio Press, Arden, Delaware.



Aquarius 28 ~ “Let nothing stand in your way.”


“Let nothing stand in your way.”

The Span of Perspective

Phase 328

Air Element

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

Aquarius 28° A tree felled and sawed

This is a symbol of the employment of a lesser reality for the development and sustainment of a greater, and of the individual’s ability in a crisis to center his attention on the pressing functions and necessities of a very practical well-being. Here is the human spirit’s joy in energy expended and satisfaction in the efficient use of skills and material, with its experience poised in the fluidity of its self-expression.

The keyword is IMMEDIACY

When positive, the degree is man’s uninhibited and enthusiastic desire to be at work or to mobilize everything around him in his own interest, and when negative, unnecessary surrender to hard or unrewarding effort through a total lack of imagination.

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

Tattoo, No One, Where is The Love

Seal of Self-Approval – The Self-Commission

Time to do it. Time to make a commitment to the direction you are going. Time to manifest your seal—your sealing up of yourself to the new direction. A self-dedication, such that what is bound here on earth is bound in the heavens. Immediacy, no dilly-dallying. It is time.

We all come to such moments of decision. We don’t know what lies ahead, only that we will not go back. We prefer the unknown based on the direction established in the present moment. We take a peek forward from our own shoulders of experience and know assuredly that what we want and where we are going are out there and not back there. Be wise, begin.

The Jack of Spades: Insignia ~ A spray of joyous colors from Sabian Symbols in Card Reading by Delle Fowler, pg. xiii

“Thinking about it, I suppose this card is really the epitome of the symbols. When Dr. Jones wrote of Zoe Wells obtaining the fifty-two symbols for the deck of cards, he said that when they ended the session, an ancient seal was described by Miss Wells as a mode of certification for what had been put down, but no record was made, and later attempts to reproduce it were uncertain. ‘However, this was the beginning of a conscious recognition of the ancient sources as a self-contained and living integrity available for use.’ When I was beginning this project, a seal was given to me. Is it the same one? I have no way of knowing, but when this card is involved it is high indication of that living integrity that is available for our use.” Delle Fowler, Sabian Symbols in Card Reading

“Let nothing stand in your way.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: Sabian Symbols in Card Reading by Delle Fowler, pg. xiii;


Aquarius 13 ~ “Move your wings so I can see.”

“Move your wings so I can see.”
The Span of Defensiveness
Phase 313
Air Element
Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, Sabian Symbols in Astrology:
Aquarius 13° A barometer
This is a symbol of man’s great love for living his experience in advance, and of his gift for meeting every possible contingency by an effective estimation of his own potentials. He uses the power of the human mind for broad generalization or abstract insight, and balances this with the tendency of nature to operate at all points through quite specific and measurable dependabilities. He knows that life can always be made to reveal any pertinent details of its fundamental ordering.
The keyword is INDICATION
When positive, the degree is unusual keenness of observation and exceptional competence in judgment, and when negative, superficial uncertainty and a continual trimming to passing events.
The formula is: manipulating-ideal-ingenious-specializing-physical-receptive.
Weatherman’s Choice: Imagine Dragons – It’s Time
What’s springing up in your world?
We get to be the all of it or any part of it we want to be. Many have spoken of this concept of self-created reality, expressing it in various ways—the Yin or the Yang of it, the Light or the Dark of it, the Good or the Evil of it. Choices made in every present moment. Then there is the idea of reincarnation that we can come back and be it this way this time and that way that time. Or, and this is the one I hold fast to–the idea that all that we see is but a reflection of ourselves. Anyway, today’s septenary is about that—how you get to be. But you’ll have to decide how to “see” this concept of springing forward for yourself.
Let me be a weatherman and make a forecast
All indications are there’s gonna be some weather ahead real soon… Barometers, you see, measure atmospheric pressure, things that are building up, things that need releasing… Usually old stuff coming up in the present in fast and furious ways…
Speaking of Weather Divination – It’s IMBOLC!
Imbolc, also called (Saint) Brigid’s Day, is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is held on 1/2 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals—along with Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain—and corresponds to the Welsh Gŵyl Fairy Canhwyllau. For Christians, especially in Ireland, it is the feast day of Saint Brigid.
It is believed that it was originally a pagan festival associated with the goddess Brigid (goddess of fertility) and that it was Christianized as a festival of Saint Brigid, who is thought to be a Christianization of the goddess. At Imbolc, Brigid’s crosses were made and a doll-like figure of Brigid, called a Brídeóg, would be paraded from house-to-house. Brigid was said to visit one’s home at Imbolc. To receive her blessings, people would make a bed for Brigid and leave her food and drink, while items of clothing would be left outside for her to bless. Brigid was also invoked to protect homes and livestock. Special feasts were had, holy wells were visited and it was also a time for divination.
“Move your wings so I can see.” Namaste ~ Saijin
Image: Mercury barometers from the Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris; Imbolc festival, spring, cross, St. Brigid

Capricorn 12° A student of nature lecturing ~ EXPLANATION

“It’s time to believe in you.”

Capricorn 12° A student of nature lecturing ~ EXPLANATION

Con Templo

Why do we contemplate? Why do we look into the mirror? What are we considering? Are we looking for an explanation or understanding for what we see there, and what we are thinking about what we see?

Today, the first day of the annual cycle, is a STUDENT of nature lecturing. Not a professor! Not an expert! This is about learning and being able to deliver what we have realized in our study of ourselves, about our own nature, regarding what and who we see standing before us in the mirror.

Are we young at heart? No matter the number of revolutions around the sun, let us be an eternally young and ever seeking expanded consciousness–a student lecturing—from the heart!

Hi, Peter!

I look in the mirror and who do I see,
Demon or angel staring at me?
The good and the bad, the right and the wrong
Connected together, where they belong.

For the battle is mine to fight to the end
Not to win or to lose, but to come out shaking hands.
Both sides share in common this body of flesh
Both share the same footsteps and face the same tests.

So the struggle lies not in which one will decide
But that both learn the art of true compromise
To accept and forgive, to learn and to grow
To look back in the mirror and see myself whole.

Lucid Theory

Think about your body. What a wonderful home our souls have! Notice how it endures things your heart has been broken apart over…

What do you do for your body in appreciation for its resilience and fortitude? No, you don’t have to eradicate every piece of cake or workout 7 days a week to pay it back. Do take time to rest when able–at noon, in the afternoon, at night, sleep in the morning if you can. But make sure to allow for rest! And eat well! Nourish your body! If you can’t live without your daily piece of chocolate, there’s no need to. If you want a strong, healthy, fit body you can have it. Go buy yourself a nice yoga mat, sexy workout clothes to encourage time spent doing the healthy exercising you are able to do.

Take care of your spirit too. Meditate or relax the mind often. Light candles. They make everything seem softer and calmer. Pour your thoughts into something constructive. Write every day. Write poems and grocery lists and stories, document your day. When you’re 16 or 17, not a single thing of what you do seems magnificent but when you become 25 and you feel lost within yourself, these memories will bring you back. adapted from writing by McCall Rollins

“It’s time to believe in you.”

Namaste ~ Saijin

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The Sabian Symbol Enneagram and Time Portal

The enneagram and time portal work is sponsored by Cancer 16.

from The Sabian Symbols in Astrology
by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones

Now that Cycle 1 is complete—collecting data, daily experiences, and creating templates—the analysis phase of Cycle 2 can begin.

How it Works

I hope you have enjoyed my first introductory video. There will be more in the future!

The culminating phase will be a DIY Workbook with access to a calendar library of all symbols and prefilled templates, additional resources and live Zoom Q&A sessions. Expected date is early 2024.

If you would like to support me in my work with a contribution, you can do so by clicking this link:

My desire is to digitalize the program over the next five years. Your contributions will help me to accomplish this! Thank you!

My book, On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology, is available here:

Namaste ~ Saijin

Capricorn 11° ~ “I AM—my moment is NOW!”

Capricorn 11° A group of pheasants ~ ILLIMITABILITY

This is the Moment ~ Michael Ball

Quick Change Artist

You are a jigsaw puzzle. Begin by finding your corners. Now find the straight edges. Sort those. Make the frame. Now sort by hue and composition. Work out the male/female connections on the inside. Arrange groupings near like-composed edges. Experiment until everything fits in just right.

Turn to the Right! No! Your Other Right!

Got it together now? Whaddya think? Like what you see? My God! Who is that staring back? Grab your paintbrush! Apply another layer of oils. Let it dry. Break into pieces, Humpty Dumpty, and put yourself together again. Many of the masters had hidden paintings beneath… Just be aware of what you are covering up and why. Why you don’t ever want to look back and see that again. Good! Now, proceed forward.

Who? You Talkin’ to Me?

And now your reflection is talking to you. Good! We’re making progress! You’ve got until the stroke of midnight to respond. Lead, follow or get out of soul’s way. Change is upon you whether that will happen willingly and with cooperation or without and with resistance. You can kick and scream the whole way, if that’s what you choose to do with your time and space. Your life. Your choice. But, regardless, change is here!

Fine! Alright then! I hereby resolve to ….

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 …

“The person who knows ‘how’ will always have a job. The person who knows ‘why’ will always be his boss.” Anonymous

My work is done here. Moving along….

“I AM—my moment is NOW!” Saijin

Image source: Jigsaw Puzzle ~ Retrato de Ambroise Vollard

Capricorn 6° A dark archway and ten logs at the bottom ~ THOROUGHNESS

“Getting to the source of it.”

Capricorn 6° A dark archway and ten logs at the bottom ~ THOROUGHNESS

We’ll Sweep out the Ashes in the Morning

Name that Tune!

Which one would you like to hear? What’s your Thirsty Top Ten countdown of memories of years before that refuse to die out? Back away from the embers, they will pop out and sting you, so be careful! Besides, there could be a stick or two of dynamite in there disguising themselves as logs! It’s so hard to tell–the corners of our minds can be so dark at times.

Blowing Your Mind for Clarity’s Sake

Go ahead, fan the flames if you dare. Make it right. Speak your truth. Let those sticks of dynamite turn everything into kindling wood. Light the fuse that’s been haunting you all this time. Fear has held you back. Let truth fly free. What’s left standing was always meant to stand. What doesn’t survive the blast? Those things were never meant to endure to begin with. It’s time to be thorough.

Then, Sweep Out All Those Ashes

None of us have ever committed a “new” sin. They’ve all been done before. Nothing unique about what you did or he did or she did. We’re all here on this planet Earth together. The lessons bind us together. We need to go through this sojourn in order for us to move ahead, individually and collectively. We are overcoming, at the most fundamental level, our animalistic and egoic natures. Lots of lessons about sex, loyalty, allegiance, ideals, power, greed, and on and on, round and round we go, learning here and there, with each relationship, more about ourselves. We all fall. Rising is a choice. Eventually we’ll learn what it was we wanted to learn. We’ll break the pattern hiding deep within our psyche. Only then can we sweep out the old and bring in the new.

A little bit of research on The Yule Log might go a long way in helping with a new understanding.

“Getting to the source of it.” Saijin

Image Source: Mary Poppins Chim Chimney

Sagittarius 28 ~ “To live in the light of love.”

Sagittarius 28° ~ An old bridge over a beautiful stream ~ Keyword: CONSERVATION

Christmas Ad #ManOnTheMoon

Heavenly Bodies

There are the heavenly bodies and luminous, sculptures of light we see in the darkness. As we gaze upon them, we are innately responding with our own light energy patterns, our own auras are perceived by them. It is a transference of energy, each of glowing from the light within, speaking the stories of our presence from wherever we may be. We are all dreams coming true; we are all light coming through. And in one another’s presence we meet and our lights, as well as our dreams, cross paths. And it is a dramatic and glorious response between heavens and earth.

The Galactic Center Speaks

Here at Sagittarius 28, the old bridge over a beautiful stream, it may well be that we lay out the welcome mat and receive our visitors upon life’s journey more than on any other particular degree. We are at the degree of the Galactic Center, you see. Enjoy this day as you play here with others, dance here with others, harmonize here with others. But also enjoy the magic that this portal brings—a moment in the cycle when we may play with cosmic characters, dance with them and harmonize with them, as well, for here it is that they stand in all their fullness of light and glory! Come! Let us dance! Let us play!

Curtained Windows of Opportunity

Peek at first, if you must, from behind the curtains, but do come to the window and see. You can’t hide from me. I see your light and you see mine! See how we glow? Ready? Let the show begin!

“To live in the light of love.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Screen Capture: John Lewis Christmas Advert 2015 – #ManOnTheMoon

Sagittarius 26 ~ “An actual potential.”

Sagittarius 26° ~ A flag-bearer ~ Keyword: NOBILITY

Merlin ~ The Reawakening of Lemuria

Blindness vs Eyes Closed

“The man with sight, but with his eyes closed, differs from the blind man, although neither is seeing. The first man has the capacity to see, which the second man lacks. There are then potentialities as well as actualities in the world. But when the first man opens his eyes, has he lost the capacity to see? Obviously not; while he is seeing, his capacity to see is no longer merely a potentiality, but is a potentiality which has been put to work. The potentiality to see exists sometimes as active or at-work, and sometimes as inactive or latent.” Sachs (2005)

Nothing can stop you now!

Aristotle spoke of Energeia – of potentiality and actuality and the relationship between the two. “The concept of potentiality, in this context, generally refers to any ‘possibility’ that a thing can be said to have. Aristotle did not consider all possibilities the same, and emphasized the importance of those that become real of their own accord when conditions are right and nothing stops them. Actuality, in contrast to potentiality, is the motion, change or activity that represents an exercise or fulfillment of a possibility, when a possibility becomes real in the fullest sense.”

Virility, Femininity and Nobility

“What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.” Susan Sontag


See me, see my nobility-

tall, pillar-straight; strength

of stone; sheen of polished marble;

each muscle sculpted; each foot

firmly planted, sure my journey

follows the right path; my righteous

spear upholds freedom’s banner.

Follow my example

Yet – out of sight, know

my reflection ripples

with uncertainty, warped by

world’s flaws; spear no longer

flies true, banner wavers.

Where is the truth? Make

up your own mind. I am

on my journey. Find

your own my friend.

Sally J. Blackmore

The Final Chapter

“On resiste a l’invasion des armees; on ne resiste pas a l’invasion des idees.” Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Translation “One can resist the invasion of armies; one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.”

Yet, until those ideas take root within, and cause the seed of truth to awaken, the blind will continue to lead the blind or closed eyes will remain closed. Either way, there will be no sight, no awakening…

“An actual potential.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: Athena Varvakeion, small Roman replica of the Athena Parthenos by Phidias. Found in Athens near the Varvakeion school, hence the name. First half of the 3rd c. AD.; Nobility Statue by Walter Parada