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Capricorn 28° “Sufficient unto themselves.”

The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 298

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-generalizing-spiritual-receptive.

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

Capricorn 28° A large aviary

This is a symbol of the ramifying differentiation of interest to be found in the many areas of normal life, and of man’s gift for bringing any one special line of effort to the immediate services of any other. His wide spread of aspiration is encompassed in the over-all realization by which he has organized himself, and his everyday problems have their solution in his breadth of resources. His administration of human potentialities on this social level is his self-fulfillment.

The keyword is COMMUNITY.

When positive, the degree is exceptional success in making all personal concerns a matter of common welfare, and when negative, loss of all character in sheer officiousness.

Doesn’t make sense, except and until it does!

“Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.” —Mandelbrot, in his introduction to The Fractal Geometry of Nature

Defies easy understanding

Today speaks of things that are difficult, but not impossible to measure—things that don’t defer to our normal methods of understanding or measuring them. Perhaps you have experienced this in astrology—some unlikely relationship that works well but defies the charts of the two involved. The synastry just isn’t there. Something else is, you just haven’t looked deeply enough. Today’s is for just such occasion–a community, diverse, and yet somehow or another, forming a cohesive group.

The Mandelbrot

Benoit B. Mandelbrot (20 November 1924 – 14 October 2010) was a Polish-born, French and American mathematician, noted for developing a “theory of roughness” and “self-similarity” in nature and the field of fractal geometry to help prove it, which included coining the word “fractal”. He later discovered the Mandelbrot set of intricate, never-ending fractal shapes, named in his honor.

Mandelbrot has been called a visionary and a maverick. His informal and passionate style of writing and his emphasis on visual and geometric intuition (supported by the inclusion of numerous illustrations) made The Fractal Geometry of Nature accessible to non-specialists. The book sparked widespread popular interest in fractals and contributed to chaos theory and other fields of science and mathematics.

The Theory of Roughness

Mandelbrot emphasized the use of fractals as realistic and useful models for describing many “rough” phenomena in the real world. He concluded that “real roughness is often fractal and can be measured.”

Dream Science

“Exploring this set I certainly never had the feeling of invention. I never had the feeling that my imagination was rich enough to invent all those extraordinary things on discovering them. They were there, even though nobody had seen them before. It’s marvelous, a very simple formula explains all these very complicated things. So the goal of science is starting with a mess, and explaining it with a simple formula, a kind of dream of science.” Benoit Mandelbrot

In memory of Benoit Mandelbrot (Mandelbrot Set zoom, planetarium proposal)

“Sufficient unto themselves.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: A Mandelbrot Set by Georg-Johann Lay – Own work, Computergraphical study of the critical point 0 of some polynomials under Newton’s method in the complex –plane. I, the copyright holder of this work, release this work into the public domain. This applies worldwide.

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/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.

Capricorn 27° “Devotion to happiness.”

Snow White ~ Heigh Ho 

Mining our mountain: The mountain that we must conquer is the one inside of us—all of the baggage, psychological and emotional, which we have the divine opportunity to wade through, organize, analyze, embrace and release–shovelful by shovelful, we inspect for the gems that gives our own particular mountain its unfathomable worth. We cannot just shovel it away, we must mine it for its beauty. Of value in understanding would be a study of the actual mining process with its separation of tailings, the materials left over after the process of removing the valuable fraction from the uneconomic fraction or gangue of an ore.  These we may release, retaining the gems, and unburden ourselves. This is what perseverance is all about—climbing and mining our own mountains. But what’s it all about? Where does it really get us to undertake such self-labor? The short answer: You want to be happy!

Deep psychological mechanisms

“Each one of you wishes to exercise your free will and experience happiness. Your free will depends upon the knowledge you have of your own power. Your happiness depends upon the love that you give and receive. …freedom is built every day as a being becomes aware of himself and of his environment, getting progressively rid of constraints and inertias, whatever they may be.”

“Mining” our own business

Let’s devote ourselves to mining our mountains, mining our own worth out of the rich experiences that have become our lives. And let us assist others, when asked and as they may so desire of us, if we are able and have something to contribute. Let us participate in the process of happiness for one and for all. We are mankind, after all…. As John Wayne would recommend to us, those on such a devoted journey, Pilgrims! “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.”

“Devotion to happiness.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: Mt. Everest wallpaper

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/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.

Capricorn 26° “Welcome all who enter here.”

The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 296

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-generalizing-spiritual-experimental.

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

Capricorn 26° A water sprite

This is a symbol of a pure mastery of experience in its inner or spiritual aspect, and of the possession of every richness of outer reality in a highly imaginative or personal form. Here the pure integrity of self asserts itself as a protection against blind or inept participation in the current course of events, and calls for a conscious self-idealization in even the most unimportant or transient functions of life. Spontaneity is demanded as a necessary quickening to values.

The keyword is RESTLESSNESS.

When positive, the degree is an exceptional sensitiveness to over-all implications and high skill in avoiding drab or commonplace involvements, and when negative, carefree irresponsibility and a dislike of intimacies.

What is a Japanese Share House? The Pros and the Cons of it by Donald

Everyone is different. The purpose of being together is to share whatever it is that we are.

If I am the Smiley Guy, then I’m sharing “keep a cheerful attitude”.

If I am the Question Mark Girl, then I am sharing my “continuing quest for understanding”.

If I am the Sleepy Guy, then I am sharing “the need to rest and recuperate”.

If I am the Ellipses Boy, then I am sharing the idea or essence of “what comes after is up to you”.

If I am Mr. Exclamation Point Man, then I am sharing my “right to determine”.

And if I am the Green Alien “Sprite”, then I am sharing “at the primal, animal level”.

But those who inhabit this environment of “home” is one of careful picking and choosing. You must decide with whom you will interact, with whom you will spend that most priceless of commodities–time! There is such a diversity to choose from, and all are fair game, so long as they choose you, too! So, if you resonate with this one or that one, engage with them—there is a value there calling to you that they possess. No shame! No blame! And if not, that is, if you simply and absolutely do not resonate with some or the other, then don’t go in there, and by all means, don’t invite them into your home! In fact, run as fast as you can in the opposite direction or quickly close the door and don’t look back!

A house is made to become a home. It is potential. Choose your friends and interact with your “family” wisely. You are building your reality. Your threshold is one that must be an invitation, not a risk. Well, the Share House is now open for business. And remember, a little composure goes a long, long way.

Fantasia – Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker – Arabian Dance

“Welcome all who enter here.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image: Japanese Share House graphic

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.

Capricorn 25° “As you choose, so shall it be.”

The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 295

Earth Element – Cardinal

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

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

Capricorn 25° An oriental-rug dealer

This is a symbol of the irrevocability of man’s obligation to the reality of which he is a part, with the emphasis on his accumulated knowledge or acquired skills as an indication of his enduring competency on the more immediate or practical side. Self-expression here is the use of various advantages and resources as actually a commerce in human potentialities, and this becomes an individual’s real service to his fellows. Eternal values are meaningless until they are woven into the fabric of humanity’s familiar transactions.

The keyword is CONSIGNMENT.

When positive, the degree is an effective employment of the facilities and goods of a modern society, and when negative, concern over trivialities.

Oriental carpets

How can they not be linked to the flying variety, to genies and magic lamps? Exquisite works of art. Always calling up the imagination and wonder. The patience involved! The skill! The craftsmanship! What do you think the most difficult part of weaving such a work of beauty might be? Is it as easy as rubbing the magic lamp? No, such folly! Of course, to create one of these beauties would require years of practice and patience.

Life by comparison

And the Oriental rug dealer makes a suggestion: Put your work of art–the best you have to date–here with me, on consignment. You can just keep working on your skills, and I’ll do the best to get your current work of art situated in the perfect home–where it belongs. Only, please, do not bring me anything you have not put your very best into. I’ll give you my best—you do the same!

So, what is your best?

I suspect today’s septenary has very much to do with what we really want in life or out of life. Something to do with purpose or some ultimate fulfillment that we sent ourselves here for. It definitely intimates our magic carpets—that which we came to make fly into higher dimensions of consciousness.

You aren’t just fooling around! You didn’t arrive here by accident! Imposters in the art of life are usually easily identified. They really aren’t fooling anyone but themselves. So, I know you—you’ll give me your best, and then you’ll get right back on the next installment—better and grander! So, leave what you’ve done here with me. I will place it. You will be rewarded at the right time and right place, but only on condition of you bringing me the next piece of art while you journey forward on your quest.

If You Build It, He Will Come – Field of Dreams

“As you choose, so shall it be.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: 11 Tips for Maintaining Persian Rugs

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.

Capricorn 24° “Gaining control over self.”

silhouette of woman kneeling and praying in modern church at sunset time

The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 294

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-generalizing-social-responsible.

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

Capricorn 24° A woman entering a convent

This is a symbol of the soul’s characteristic dependence on some deep-stirring challenge to its potentialities, and of the fact that life can have no satisfaction for the individual unless he is able to develop and maintain some enduring allegiance of an overall significance. Here is a measure of that cosmic insight through which the self knows that of itself it is nothing, and that it can find itself only as it somehow can feel itself a participant in all-self. Man’s talents are exalted only by a dedication to eternal ends.

The keyword is CONSECRATION.

When positive, the degree is the irresistible power of a true inner vision, and when negative, abject surrender to weakness.

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” Lao Tzu

Standing aside to gain perspective

Solitude: a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches, yet sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth. … A hermit renounces the world of fragments to enjoy the world wholly, without interruption. –Khalil Gibran, from Sand and Foam

Who not with others bides

And always lives alone,

If he’s not God himself,

Must into God have grown.

–Angelus Silesius, Solitude Divine, II, 202

What is not meant to happen will not happen, however much you wish it. What is meant to happen will happen, no matter what you do to prevent it. This is certain. Therefor the best path is to remain silent. –Ramana Maharshi

You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen. –Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth, p. 115

Returning ~ To make a difference

You’ve been there. You know. But let it build. See it at its worst. Be there. Then make the choice of a master in the midst of chaos. Be the calm in the storm. Let your faith anchor your soul.

Anchor of my Soul

“Gaining control over self.” Saijin

Image source: Silhouette of Woman Kneeling in Prayer

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.

Capricorn 23° “Dealing with a paradox?”

Capricorn 23

The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 293

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-generalizing-social-receptive.

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

Capricorn 23° Two awards for bravery in war

This is a symbol of man’s resourcefulness in developing new areas of experience on the practical side, and of his genius for dramatizing the fruits of an everyday aliveness and thereby stimulating a broadened self-expenditure. The continual effort of an idealistic leadership to hold social and political gains demands an exaltation of personal vision and character, and in the course of time every individual is brought to a broader understanding of his fellows. The goal of living becomes a preservation of values.

The keyword is RECOGNITION.

When positive, the degree is the social stewardship which demands a continual self-dedication, and when negative, strutting self-exploitation.

What’s similar? Well, just check this out! Frozen and Lion King!

So, then, stop selling yourself short!

I know it’s a paradox—so then, you get TWO awards for bravery in war today. Begin by really understanding the symbology of the cat looking into the mirror and seeing the lion. What’s your mirror gonna say? Beautiful For Me by Nichole Nordeman provides a divine clue…. But, for God’s sake, don’t take it wrong, go overboard, and become some sort of man-eating lion! You are to be king of YOUR jungle, yes, but a terrorist out there among others?! No! No! A million times, No! Please, think Aslan or Simba becoming the new Lion King! But do remember who you are. You’re worth is within–within you and within your reality.

But, long story short, you didn’t really break any molds down here. Sorry, but you’re not that special. Neither am I or anyone else… Sorry, but we are quite normal, actually—mortals—human beings…. And, we did not reinvent the wheel with our own “darkness”…. We’re talking here about human imperfections. Sometimes the darkness is seen as good—rightfully so! How else could we see stars shine! Think Wonderful World!. So, yes, darkness can be wonderful, but now we look to darkness as our imperfections. And this message is directed towards those who would hold you bound to your imperfections for eternity, including most importantly, yourself!

Your smallness does not serve!

Simba hid, so did Elsa. Until they didn’t. So go on and get over yourself. Really. Seriously. Let out a roar and let all those low opinions of you go–no matter where they are coming from. Don’t get frozen in time just because you’ve got a few scrapes and bruises here and there. If you need another opinion, give it to yourself!

Who taught you about your worth/unworthiness, anyway?!

The absence of evidence is not the same as the evidence of absence. You just need to keep looking at yourself, into yourself, through yourself, beyond yourself…. There is a royal template upon which all of our smears, stains, and “unworthiness” appear. And those thoughts of unworthiness can be wiped clean. Just keep rubbing until your crown of thorns shows hints of a mane of gold. Don’t go too far though! Goodness, the last thing you need is a royal ego!

Ignorance is bliss, but let’s wise up!

Bliss is one extreme; misery, the other. Dare to be wise, begin, as Horace said. You are really quite normal! And that balance is the enduring and eternal quest we are on. So, rub your eyes or rub the mirror. Your worth is in your own hands. And for every effort you make in your own behalf, you are doubly-honored this day.

“Dealing with a paradox?” Namaste ~ Saijin

Screen capture: Frozen vs Lion King

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.

Capricorn 22° A general accepting defeat gracefully ~ EXPEDIENCY

The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 292

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-generalizing-social-sensitive.

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

Capricorn 22° A general accepting defeat gracefully

This is a symbol of the immediate opportunism by which the human will develops its real power, and of its underlying and uncompromising loyalty to the long-range ends in view. A realistic practicality is made effective through a self-disciplined grace of spirit, so that men are won over very often by the enemy they have defeated. The individual exalts his destiny as he finds its roots established in values accepted by his fellows as well as himself.

The keyword is EXPEDIENCY.

When positive, the degree is a genius for learning from experience and transforming setback into accomplishment, and when negative, irresponsible acceptance of the worst and insensibility to self-adequacy.

A Study in Grace: Headquarters Appomattox C. H., Va., April 9th, 1865, 4:30 p.m. Hon. E. M. Stanton: Secretary of War, Washington.

General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia this afternoon on terms proposed by myself. The accompanying additional correspondence will show the conditions fully. U. S. Grant, Lieut.-General

When news of the surrender first reached our lines our men commenced firing a salute of a hundred guns in honor of the victory. I at once sent word, however, to have it stopped. The Confederates were now our prisoners, and we did not want to exult over their downfall.

I determined to return to Washington at once, with a view to putting a stop to the purchase of supplies, and what I now deemed other useless outlay of money. Before leaving, however, I thought I would like to see General Lee again; so next morning I rode out beyond our lines towards his headquarters, preceded by a bugler and a staff-officer carrying a white flag.

Lee soon mounted his horse, seeing who it was, and met me. We had there between the lines, sitting on horseback, a very pleasant conversation of over half an hour, in the course of which Lee said to me that the South was a big country and that we might have to march over it three or four times before the war entirely ended, but that we would now be able to do it as they could no longer resist us. He expressed it as his earnest hope, however, that we would not be called upon to cause more loss and sacrifice of life; but he could not foretell the result. I then suggested to General Lee that there was not a man in the Confederacy whose influence with the soldiery and the whole people was as great as his, and that if he would now advise the surrender of all armies I had no doubt his advice would be followed with alacrity. But Lee said, that he could not do that without consulting the President first. I knew there was no use to urge him to do anything against his ideas of what was right.

I was accompanied by my staff and other officers, some of whom seemed to have a great desire to go inside the Confederate lines. They finally asked permission of Lee to do so for the purpose of seeing some of their old army friends, and the permission was granted. They went over, had a very pleasant time with their old friends, and brought some of them back with them when they returned.

When Lee and I separated he went back to his lines and I returned to the house of Mr. McLean. Here the officers of both armies came in great numbers, and seemed to enjoy the meeting as much as though they had been friends separated for a long time while fighting battles under the same flag. For the time being it looked very much as if all thought of the war had escaped their minds. After an hour pleasantly passed in this way I set out on horseback, accompanied by my staff and a small escort, for Burkesville Junction, up to which point the railroad had by this time been repaired.

  1. S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant (New York, 1885), pages 555-560. [Painting: This is the famous Thomas Nast painting of Robert E. Lee surrendering to Ulysses S. Grant in the Appomattox courthouse.]

My Way – Frank Sinatra

“Onward! calls the greater quest.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image Source: Irony of God #47: Surrender Brings Freedom

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.

Capricorn 21° “Getting a grip on hand-offs.”

The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 291

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-generalizing-social-experimental.

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

Capricorn 21° A relay race

This is a symbol of an inevitable culmination for group opportunity, and of a continual enhancement of the individual’s skills and talents through his thoroughgoing co-operation with others in some vital phase of experience. Human values are established as they become the coin of effective relationship between one person and another, and their dramatization is the means through which man best discovers and refines his own latent potentialities. His importance to his fellows is his certainty of self-continuance.

The keyword is FITNESS.

When positive, the degree is exceptional skill in bringing the elements of any given situation to a functional wholeness, and when negative, complete inadequacy of self-resource.

You Say ‘Tomato’, I say ‘Tomato’

At the Starting Block

Looking out at you
I see more within
Feelings inside-out
Thoughts outside in.

Mission Impossible?

Perhaps the reason we can’t forgive ourselves for our flaws is because we are refusing to allow another to forgive themselves for their flaws. We want to hold them accountable. We want to continue to blame them. And so, because of that limitation that we have imposed on other, we cannot with impunity, allow ourselves to forgive ourselves our imperfections. The divine I AM within will not allow such an injustice.

I Am; therefore, the task is possible.

Now, let’s call off all this silliness—this whining and complaining and griping–and get down to business. There is a task at hand. Let the Great I Am in you roll!

“Getting a grip on hand-offs.” Namaste ~ Saijin

Image source: How to Run a Relay

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.

Capricorn 20° “Name your favorite freedom.”

The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 290

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-generalizing-physical-inspired.

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

Capricorn 20° A hidden choir singing

This is a symbol of the eternal music of the spheres, and is an emphasis on the ideality of experience as at root a symphony of cosmic reconciliations. The differences of individual character which have contributed to a person’s initiative and a conscious selfhood are here brought to their point of ultimate and single source in an over-all existence, and each and every element of inharmony is reordered as a participating distinctiveness of the whole. All men are at one in the universal pattern.

The keyword is WORSHIP.

When positive, the degree is a unique gift for establishing a common interest and making it a power for the good of all, and when negative, personal aloofness and lukewarm loyalties.

“We all like singing in the bathtub (or shower) because there’s more resonance there.” Alan Watts

Today’s Choir Members:

The Root Chakra – Worship – “Name your favorite freedom.”

The Sacral Chakra – Dedication – “Dignity, a two-way street.”

The Solar Plexus Chakra – Hopefulness – “Leading to the heart’s desire.”

The Heart Chakra – Fun – “Essential ingredient.”

The Throat Chakra – Demonstration – “The due diligence of life.”

The Third Eye Chakra – Shrewdness – “Cometh hell or high water!”

The Crown Chakra – Allegiance – “The gift of melodrama.”

Or you can blend them all together in full-harmony! (You can listen to the Sabian Symbol Septenary at  Saijin’s Sabian Symbol Septenary) Whatever you do, go for freedom with gusto!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson, A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein

Selfies

Where you started and how it’s going

The Miracle – “From Conception to Birth”

The Miracle Continues – “The Most Eye Opening 10 Minutes of Your life”

“Name your favorite freedom.” Saijin

Image source: Statue of Liberty Selfie in the Snow

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.

Capricorn 19° “Hiding something from ourselves?”

The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn

Phase 289

Earth Element – Cardinal

The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-generalizing-physical-responsible.

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

Capricorn 19° A child of about five with a huge shopping bag

This is a symbol of the spiritual stewardship of man as expressed in his inherent sense of responsibility for the welfare of others, and in his desire to serve his community to the extreme of his particular range of skills. There is wonderful recompense for the individual willing to share the total of his potentialities, and to enjoy those of his fellows to the limit of his understanding. His quickening to every opportunity of common function becomes a special self-fulfillment.

The keyword is EXPECTATION.

When positive, the degree is an effective breadth of participation in everyday living, and when negative, indiscriminate conformity to every passing fad.

What’s in the bag?

“I’m more interested in the question of observation—maybe the question of identity—rather than to try to affirm or assert.” Evan Penny

Let’s unpack it. Ready?

Who, me?

Yes, you…. “With the self-portrait series, I delved much more deeply and much more personally into the ambiguity and the uncertainty of the image—the unreliability of the image—because, in both cases, I’m actually starting with what I look like now—not from what I used to look like. So, they’re both—the young and the old—are still a reflection in some way on how I look now. And I think, conceptually, for me, that’s to the point. No matter how we think we used to look, that information is not clear, it’s unreliable, and it’s all just a reflection on how we feel and imagine now.” Evan Penny and his hyper realistic sculptures and the relationship between image and modern technology, explained.

Once you’ve seen it you can’t unsee it.

There’s no turning back now… “‘No exit‘ is a 1944 existentialist French play written by Jean-Paul Sartre. The play is a depiction of the afterlife in which three deceased characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity. … Sartre’s ideas about ‘The Look’ and the perpetual ontological struggle of being caused to see oneself as an object in the world of another consciousness.”

The look

Here’s lookin’ at you, kid. “The mere possible presence of another person causes one to look at oneself as an object and see one’s world as it appears to the other. This is not done from a specific location outside oneself, but is non-positional. … This transformation is most clear when one sees a mannequin that one confuses for a real person for a moment.”

Left holding the bag

Me, always me…. “What’s at stake here is the loss of identity, and equally, the potential for identifying ‘identity’.”

The Empty Bag

All is on the table now, ready to be put away. We’ve come full circle. Time to relax, kick back and enjoy a unique guitar performance of  “No Exit” written about “No Exit”…for one and for all.

“Hiding something from ourselves?” Saijin

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.