Category Archives: Sagittarius

Sagittarius 30° “Close your eyes; smell the roses.”

The Span of Detachment – The 2nd Hemisphere of Sagittarius

Phase 270

Fire Element – Mutable or Common

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

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

Sagittarius 30° The Pope

This is a symbol of human excellence on the side of the special values exalted in the various social and political hierarchies of modern civilization, and of man’s ambition as entirely inadequate except as he is able to meet some exceptional need of everyday experience and so proceed to dramatize whatever abilities he may have developed in climbing to the position in which he finds himself. A person is strengthened within himself by the appreciation he succeeds in winning from his fellows.

The Keyword is SANCTITY.

When positive, the degree is an effective and spectacular sacrifice of self in some enduring service to the race at large, and when negative, inordinate love of self-display and surrender to a lust for power.

Fly to Paradise ~ Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir

To Make Holy

Sanctification is a Greek word “hagiamos” which translated means holiness. To sanctify, therefore, means to make holy. Here is the state of proper functioning. To sanctify someone or something is to set that person or thing apart for the use intended by its designer. A pen is “sanctified” when used to write. Eyeglasses are “sanctified” when used to improve sight. In the theological sense, things are sanctified when they are used for the purpose God intends. A human being is sanctified, therefore, when he or she lives according to God’s design .and purpose.” Source

The Smell of Roses

“People reportedly perceive the fragrance of roses although there are no roses present in a room or house. The experience is frequently related to a spiritual event of some importance. How do we explain this? The fragrance of roses and the smelling of roses is frequently mentioned in records of mystical experiences. How to explain it? I am not sure if there is a scientific answer. I haven’t seen any, not so far. However, it is a fact that strong spiritual, as well as other mental, activities can trigger accompanying sensory perceptions. The imaginative power, for example the intense thought on behalf of a beloved person, may produce a physical impression and presence of that person. The smelling of roses, being a refined and exquisite sensation, may be the equivalent of a highly-spiritual and, likewise, exquisite experience. Or it may be the spiritual compensation for a painful spiritual experience. Some mystics are invited to experience the dolors of Christ’s Passion. The smelling of roses may be the recompense for this ordeal, or a way of letting them know the deeper life-giving meaning of their experience.” Fr. Johann G. Roten, S.M.

“Close your eyes; smell the roses.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew before a bed of roses

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 read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

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

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

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Sagittarius 29° “When the heart is in full gear.”

The Span of Detachment – The 2nd Hemisphere of Sagittarius

Phase 269

Fire Element – Mutable or Common

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

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

Sagittarius 29° A fat boy mowing the lawn

This is a symbol of the contribution of familiar experience to the refinement of selfhood, given emphasis by the full self-expenditure required for any satisfactory acceptance into a fellowship with others. Here a practical attention to the immediate needs of the individual as a member of his group is the effective evidence to the broader competency. Social incentives inevitably come to overbalance the more primitive instincts and appetites.

The Keyword is PARTICIPATION.

When positive, the degree is the calm efficiency which enables man to pour all of himself into the mastery of any situation arising to challenge him, and when negative, complete perfunctoriness of thinking and doing.

Rejoice, Rejoice, Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, Oh Israel.

Oh come, Thou Wisdom from on high,

And order all things, far and nigh;

To us the path of knowledge show,

And cause us in her ways to go.

Rejoice, Rejoice, Emmanuel

Shall come to thee, Oh Israel.

I Will Go and Do 

I’ve got your back, and I didn’t stutter.

Go ahead now. Mow your lawn! Shovel your snow! Draw your line in the sand! Get yourself in gear and show us–in your style! Demand self-light. Insist on self-growth. It will be hard work! But that is what you came to do. Perhaps your lawn is a crop circle? Perhaps your light is an aurora? Perhaps your line in the sand is an angel in disguise? Remember that that which is done in the physical realm, is done likewise in the spiritual realm. Be a wise creator. Create from the heart and master your holy self! Maintain control and control direction. Get out there and do what you know in your heart to do. It’s time to trim your hedges, cut your lawn, shovel the drive, blow the snow off the doorsteps or play and build in the sand. It’ time to present an orderly and manicured vision of you for the sake of your future.

It’s decision time.

Keywords: “Your Future” You are a seed child of light in a world of duality. “You” are here to spread “your” light. It starts at the roots and spreads upward. It pours out of the heart and radiates in all directions, connecting you with your higher realms and dimensions—a place from which you cannot return and see things ever again as they once were seen from the lower dimensions.

Ode: Intimations of Immortality

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:

The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,

Hath had elsewhere its setting,

And cometh from afar:

Not in entire forgetfulness,

And not in utter nakedness,

But trailing clouds of glory do we come

From God, who is our home:

Heaven lies about us in our infancy!

Shades of the prison-house begin to close

Upon the growing Boy,

But he beholds the light, and whence it flows,

He sees it in his joy.

William Wordsworth. 1770–1850 

“When the heart is in full gear.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image Credit: An imprint of life and death – A few seconds after the attack, the Owl left this imprint on the snow. Gav Dog Fat Cat/Tom Samuelson’ – via Hashem Al-Ghaili 

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 read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

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

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

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Sagittarius 27° “How will you be remembered?”

The Span of Detachment – The 2nd Hemisphere of Sagittarius

Phase 267

Fire Element – Mutable or Common

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

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

This is a symbol of creative ability as the manifestation of self-consciousness in its maturity of realization, dramatized by an irresistible desire to endow all life with some enduring potentiality. Here are the enlarged horizons which follow from an individual’s mastery of his own particular talents, and from the expanded vision which he must develop and share with his fellows if he is to possess it for himself. He is able to idealize nature because he has brought her to subjection.

The Keyword is IMMORTALIZATION.

When positive, the degree is exceptional self-expression through a gift for building all experience into a personal fulfillment, and when negative, callous impersonality and overambitious pretensions.

Auroras

If I Only Had a Million

The Young Man came to the Old Man seeking counsel.

I broke something, Old Man.

How badly is it broken?

It’s in a million little pieces.

I’m afraid I can’t help you.

Why?

There’s nothing you can do.

Why?

It can’t be fixed.

Why?

It’s broken beyond repair. It’s in a million little pieces.

― James Frey, A Million Little Pieces

The Glue

The solution is always in the problem. The young man should have asked the Old Woman, perhaps? She might have had a different perspective. She might have gotten out the glue, as in days of old, and glued all those million pieces together again! Or perhaps she might have created a stained-glass window. Or, if she was really, really, really wise, she would have looked at the pile of broken shards, and bending low, she might have exclaimed, “Oh look how this one shines! Just like you! You are like this shiny, broken piece—one in a million!” And with that she would have placed it in some special place so that you would remember how special you are.

Listen to remember how simple the answers of light are!

Immortality is Practical and Orderly, and it never gives up!

Yes, magnificently enough, this is true! And the simplicity with which this takes place should bring great peace to our understanding. Life! My life, your life, our lives… Have we forgotten the miracle of existence? Every day a choice to live in love one with another. We act as if we are not sure about the hereafter—as if there is some guesswork, some roll-of-the-dice involved. And yet everywhere about us—all around us—from the springing up, blooming and decaying of flowers, to the ever-changing cycle of the seasons–we behold the immortal wonders, the eternal order of the endless cycles of creation all about us!

Be still for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground!

“How will you be remembered?” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image credit: Stained Glass sculpture by JoAnne Barbiaux Pohler, JoAnne’s Stained Glass & Gallery, Truckee, California.

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 read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

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

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

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Sagittarius 25° “Giving the Mysteries voice.”

The Span of Detachment – The 2nd Hemisphere of Sagittarius

Phase 265

Fire Element – Mutable or Common

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

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

Sagittarius 25° A chubby boy on a hobbyhorse

This is a symbol of the ambition by which man ultimately manages to leave his immortal stamp on the world around him, here dramatized in his desire for a fullness of living and a perfection of accomplishment. The individual employs whatever means are available for trying his hand at the skills through which he would know his expanding self-fulfillment, and in his days of play and training he learns to fix his eyes steadily on the pyramid of goals ahead.

When positive, the degree is an indomitable determination to give the lesser potentialities of existence a more effective dimension, and when negative, idle self-indulgence and ingenious claims of merit.

Wonder of the World 2 of 7 ~ The Piano Guys ~ How Great Thou Art 

Today’s Septenary speaks of the way of coming to the mysteries prepared to receive, to emulate!

Alignment with Divine Will is both a protection and a requirement before the Mysteries will unfold, before they can be understood, and before their power may be made manifest in the world. There are no shortcuts. The Mysteries are self-protected from any thievery by mankind. In the meantime, man will think that he knows. He will exercise his right to claim inspired thought, perceived might, unrelenting fortitude. But in the end, he will find that knowing the path and walking the path are not the same thing. Then he will bow in humility and his true learning will commence. He will be recreated as if for the first time. He will hear with new ears and see with new eyes.

The Wonder of Seven: Creation!

One of the last books that Dr. Marc Edmund Jones wrote was Fundamentals of Number Significance. In it, on page 358, he speaks of the number SEVEN, which we will look at today. Why? Because a numerological reduction of 25 is 7! And today we are giving the Mysteries voice!

“The number SEVEN has the final consideration in a proper numerology as a prime number illimitably liquid, or directly representative of the universe of flux like ONE and FIVE. In the way that FIVE or absolute intermediation of a sort is more akin to ONE or basic source, SEVEN in a special independence of self-sufficiency within the ten-fold scheme has a more effective affinity conversely with TEN or the supernal ONE. It provides an expression of a species of completion to be celebrated as in the idea of a sabbath to bring the week into a fullness of realization or accomplishment. …

“Apparently and perhaps almost from the dawn of human intelligence, man has found the SEVEN to be a sacred number and so he has given it great prominence in his religious beliefs and practices. He may have had his first confirmations of the insight involved in the fact of the seven fundamental heavenly bodies he early took into account in his omen divination and its growth into horoscopic astrology. This was taking the sun and moon or the lights into account as functionally akin with the five true solar planets. Mythology and early metaphysics and even simple art and life symbolism have given unlimited significance to this number of fulfillment or its potential. Thus seven days were assigned to creation itself. There were the seven wonders of the world, the seven sages of the Greeks, the seven churches in Asia, the seven words spoken by Jesus on the cross, and endless similar listings. This cultural genus tends to draw all desired culmination of life into essential and effective relevance.” MEJ

1 ~ Music – The Seven Modes of Music 

2 ~ Literary – The Seven Ages of Man by William Shakespeare 

3 ~ Geography – The Original Seven Wonders of the World 

4 ~ Religion – The Seven Prophets and The Seven Prophetesses 

5 ~ Astronomy/Astrology – The Seven Classic or Chaldean Planets 

6 ~ The Masters of Wisdom – They are Seven. Their names are 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. 

7 ~ The Seven Archangels – Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, Raguel, Remiel and Saraqael 

And these just to name a few! Go ahead and name a few of your own! There simply is no end to creation!

“Giving the Mysteries voice.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Artist: John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925, American) ~ Boy on a Hobby Horse 

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 read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

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

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

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Sagittarius 24° “Opportunity nearby.”

 

The Span of Detachment – The 2nd Hemisphere of Sagittarius

Phase 264

Fire Element – Mutable or Common

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

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

Sagittarius 24° A bluebird standing at the door of the house This is a symbol of

This is a symbol of the persisting imminence of real rewards in experience, and of an ever-immediate danger of failing to see or welcome them. Implicit in the symbolism is the need for a conscious worthiness of selfhood as the foundation for any self-fulfillment, or for any capitalization on the opportunities to be found in everyday reality. There must be a creative alertness to the signs and portents by which the world speaks to man, or else all personality is lost in an eventual nonentity.

The Keyword is FORTUNE.

When positive, the degree is radiant good will and an ingratiating proficiency of self-interest, and when negative, carelessness and impracticality.

“Song Of The South” Zip a Dee Doo Dah

Open the windows of Heaven

So, you know how to love. You are kind to your fellowman. Always ready to pitch in and help, lift another, buoy the spirits of the downtrodden. Basically, just an all-around wonderful kind of person! That’s you alrighty!

Can you take it all in?

The bluebirds in the game Angry Birds have a unique quality. “They have the ability to split into three separate birds. Whether they start as one or just hide behind one another is unknown. …They are currently the weakest bird out of the Flock.” Wiki

Time to collect our thoughts and get our act together! Focus! Focus! Focus!

Knock, knock, knockin’ on our noggins! We’ve forgotten the Prime Directive!

The Prime Directive, used in four out of five Star Trek-based series, prohibits Starfleet personnel from interfering with the internal development of alien civilizations. This conceptual law applies particularly to civilizations which are below a certain threshold of technological, scientific and cultural development; preventing starship crews from using their superior technology to impose their own values or ideals on them.”

Uh huh—that would be our attempt to change others.

Come on! We all know the only thing we can change is ourselves. The Bluebird comes with a warning. Can you find it?

Here’s a clue: “Implicit in the symbolism is the need for a conscious ….”

So, how’s that going so far?

You get what you give. Our thoughts are directing the quantum universe of electrons to deliver our exact commands right back to us. Our realities are a direct and precise result of what we’ve been putting out there in our thoughts. Confused? No less than the Universe is when we send out thoughts of confusion. It is a just and fair Universe.

||: Be true to yourself, your heart, your happiness. :||

“Opportunity nearby.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: Bluebirds in the game of Angry Birds

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 read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

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

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

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Sagittarius 23 ~ Entrance

Sagittarius 23° ~ Immigrants entering ~ Keyword: ENTRANCE

Hercules ~ Sara Bareilles https://youtu.be/uZTTEfzTQSM

“Forth from them came forth the Logos, instruments they of the power over all. Vast is their countenance, yet hidden in smallness, formed by a forming, known yet unknown.” Thoth

Entering unknown territory

Longfellow wrote to his father about his aspirations:

“I will not disguise it in the least… the fact is, I most eagerly aspire after future eminence in literature, my whole soul burns most ardently after it, and every earthly thought centres in it… I am almost confident in believing, that if I can ever rise in the world it must be by the exercise of my talents in the wide field of literature.” http://poemhunter.com/henry-wadsworth-longfellow/biography/

Wherever I go there I am

“Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s last few years were spent translating the poetry of Michelangelo; though Longfellow never considered it complete enough to be published during his lifetime, a posthumous edition was collected in 1883. Scholars generally regard the work as autobiographical, reflecting the translator as an aging artist facing his impending death.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wadsworth_Longfellow

Come what may, I am that I am

Michael Angelo, a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Michel, piu che mortal, Angel divino. — ARIOSTO. Similamente operando all’ artista ch’ a l’abito dell’ arte e man che trema. — DANTE, Par. xiii., st. 77. http://www.poetrycat.com/henry-wadsworth-longfellow/michael-angelo#.VIxavXvxURk

Dedication

Nothing that is shall perish utterly,

But perish only to revive again

In other forms, as clouds restore in rain

The exhalations of the land and sea.

Men build their houses from the masonry

Of ruined tombs; the passion and the pain

Of hearts, that long have ceased to beat, remain

To throb in hearts that are, or are to be.

So from old chronicles, where sleep in dust

Names that once filled the world with trumpet tones,

I build this verse; and flowers of song have thrust

Their roots among the loose disjointed stones,

Which to this end I fashion as I must.

Quickened are they that touch the Prophet’s bones.

Why go there? It calls to me! I simply must! How can I not? This now becomes the thing that I cannot not do—the place that I cannot not enter—the step that I cannot not take!

“Why do you want to go there?” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image credit: Ars Antigua ~ The Wick Effect http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/d0/00/8d/d0008df561264bb4d755bedb7ad05fa7.jpg

Sagittarius 22 ~ Seclusion

Sagittarius 22° ~ A Chinese laundry ~ Keyword: SECLUSION

Aladdin ~ Prince Ali http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEryAoLfnAA

The Sacred Way

“The way of the Cross is not easy, yet it is the tuneful, the rhythmic, the beautiful, the lovely way.” Edgar Cayce, Reading 1089-6

Authentically you? Is the way you live your life fact or fiction? What say ye?

Today’s septenary is about a Chinese laundry, with a curious keyword to get us thinking about what goes on behind the scenes of “cleaning” things, Chinese-style. Wherever your thoughts might take you in reflecting on this, here’s my takeaway, especially given the political atmosphere and chaos we’ve all been through. As always, apply concepts not only at the collective, but also at the personal level.

The covertness, permeability and participatory character of foreign political education

ZHANG Li-xia (School of Liberal Arts and Law, Beijing Scientific and Technical University, Beijing 100083, China)

“Political education serves the purposes of state politics, and instilling doctrines into citizens is the important means of every country’s rulers for the sake of maintaining their rules. Although most of foreign countries do not use the phrase of “ideological and political education”, they are by no means inferior to our country in political education; yet their political education is more covert and more permeable.” http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-ZQNZ200101012.htm

For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. Luke 8:17 More about secrets: http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Secrets/

“Make yourself clean every whit.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image credit: Chiang Mai Buddha & Cycle Rickshaw, Cycling Country Bike Tours http://www.pinterest.com/pin/378232068676993937/

Sagittarius 21° “When the command is given.”

The Span of Detachment – The 2nd Hemisphere of Sagittarius

Phase 261

Fire Element – Mutable or Common

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

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

Sagittarius 21° A child and a dog with borrowed eyeglasses

This is a symbol of man’s unimpeachably universal spirit, and of his realization that there are no absolute lines of demarcation between higher and lower life or between the varying stages of competency to be found in each. Self-consciousness requires a supplementation of its capacities in the structures and materials of each particular plane of being, and individuality develops as it enters into reality through its own characteristic modes of insight.

The Keyword is EXAMINATION.

When positive, the degree is an exceptional skill in the analysis of personal opportunity throughout the many dimensions of experience, and when negative, distorted vision and self-defeating prejudice.

Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country – Second Star to the Right 

“For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.” Plato

Sounds bad, huh? Sounds like we’re doing something inherently wrong. Er…

Take out a clean sheet of paper and a pencil. Now write out your statement. Bear testimony to yourself of yourself! Good. Now, write down your vision of your future. The Rest is Still Unwritten 

Now consider the fact that this brand new vision you’ve just had will be interacting with and interwoven with the visions of others. Thus destiny is undetermined, ever changing and morphing as we travel through space and time with others. Also, there is the potential of discovering portals, intercepting by-ways and worm holes through which to travel more quickly and to realize a changed reality—some Never Never Land of our collective design and choosing…. A place that doesn’t even exist yet.

Are we starting to get the bigger picture yet? We are the creators, the ones we have waited for.

This is all about creating reality through character-building—mine and yours! Are you with me? Each of us is being called upon from on-high to design and bring into manifestation our best character traits to inhabit our own grandest vision of our own greater self. And that by being true to ourselves and regardless of what others think or how they might judge us. We each have the tool of 20/20 hindsight at our ready. We must do what we must do whether others understand us or not. We’ve been there. We’ve seen that. We must press forward!

Get your steampunk goggles on. Your mission starts now.

“When the command is given.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: Steampunk Dog at Watch City Festival 

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 read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

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

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

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Sagittarius 20° “No matter how you slice it!”

Sg 20

The Span of Detachment – The 2nd Hemisphere of Sagittarius

Phase 260

Fire Element – Mutable or Common

The formula is: manipulating-practical-original-generalizing-physical-inspired.

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

Sagittarius 20° Men cutting through ice

This is a symbol of the facility with which men organize the processes of nature for the benefit of the community at large. The potentialities of the individuals who make up a civilization are given their natural distribution by the availability of natural resources and social opportunities, and the self must establish itself initially through the recognition given its competency. A common waste of personal endowment is avoided only by organized effort.

The Keyword is PROCUREMENT.

When positive, the degree is exceptional capacity for overcoming obstacles and capitalizing on every possible eventuality, and when negative, lack of perspective and wholly unnecessary acceptance of hardship.

No matter how you slice it…

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Live each day to its fullest.

Get the most from each minute, each hour

and each day of your life…

Then you can look forward with confidence

and back without regret. (Anon)

“No matter how you slice it!” Namaste ~ Saijin

Visit https://www.sabiangeometry.com/

Images are from Saijin’s 9, 7 and 5 models with a background of the Minnesota Ice Castles.

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 read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

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

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

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Sagittarius 19° “Self alone is powerless.”

The Span of Detachment– The 2nd Hemisphere of Sagittarius

Phase 259

Fire Element – Mutable or Common

The formula is: manipulating-practical-original-generalizing-physical-responsible.

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

Sagittarius 19° Pelicans moving their habitat

This is a symbol of the ultimate integrity of individual character, with each particular skill and capacity incorporated in selfhood as a potential of self-competency for subsequent refinement. There are here illimitable resources of experience, so that when life becomes unprofitable in one phase there are always additional areas of realization in which the being may have its prompt re-establishment. Man achieves best as he makes the fullest use of his own immediate genius.

The Keyword is FRONTIER.

When positive, the degree is the indomitable originality by which the human spirit remains at a forefront of everyday accomplishment, and when negative, an unreasonable attitude and fundamentally unsocial instincts.

Put One Foot in Front of the Other

Birds of a feather flock together

We begin the Septenary with Pelicans, ever ready to make a change in habitat when there is need or desire. Looking forward to the new habitat, the stork swoops in to let us know that there is a new delivery on its way, too. Now is the time to prepare–to bid a fond farewell to the past and prepare our hearts and minds in anticipation of the future. Here’s to the new frontier ahead.

21 days and counting! Destination in sight!

There is a lot of ground to cover before the New Year comes! Still, like it or not, time marches onward, and so let’s do what we can to be ready! Take a nostalgic look back over the present year. What headway have you made? Do you love and laugh more now? Has more of your desired reality manifested? Do you know greater peace? Press forward!

The next grandest version of the next greatest version of you!

Notice is hereby given! Since things like to happen in threes, why not consider three opportunities of growth for yourself—objectives with purpose–things you would like to “deliver to yourself” for the coming year. Today’s Septenary provides areas to which we may look.

I hereby resolve to gift myself with the following:

for Sag 19

Time’s a tickin’ and Mr. Stork is headin’ your way!

A little birdie told me that this delivery looks just like you, but…well…much more radiant and joyous. And, excuse me for asking, but where’d those wings come from?

“Self alone is powerless.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image Source: Happy New Year, Father Time, Stork and Baby, Craig W. Clough, 1906 International Art Publ. Co

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 read on WordPress at or listen on Spotify.

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

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

If you would like to contribute to my on-going work with the Sabian symbols, please consider donating. Thank you!

Sagittarius 19