The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn
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.
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.”
“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!
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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.