Sabian Symbols and Midpoints
I brought this up in synastries but thought I'd switch it to its own topic because I am finding some interesting correlations between some of my midpoints and the information the symbols are providing.
I was working with my t-square and when I looked at the midpoint of the opposition it was within 37 minutes of being exactly conjunct my Sun, which is the focal point of my t-square.
The Sabian Symbols for 3 and 4 Leo read:
MATURE WOMAN, HER HAIR JUST BOBBED, LOOKS INTO MIRROR Sense of freedom from age and realization of the value of youth. Self-creation and independence from fate. Will-power.
___*When positive, the degree is exceptionally effective self-mobilization for the sake of personal ambition, and when negative, wholly inadequate appreciation for the self and its destiny.
ELDERLY MAN GAZES AT MOOSE HEAD ON CLUBROOM'S WALL Self-development through the culture of masculine activities. Subservience of individual to social pattern of behaviour. Taste.
___*When positive, the degree is exceptional capacity for winning and holding the esteem of men, and when negative, dependence on applause and a playing to the gallery to get it.
Now, of course, it does make sense that the focal planet would be in the neighborhood of the midpoint of the opposition (depending, naturally, on the size of orb one uses and which planet the focal planet makes the most exacting square to of the opposition). This lead me to check what the Sabian says for the midpoints of the squares: 18° Gemini 27 and 17° Virgo 43.
LARGE ARCHAIC VOLUME ON DISPLAY IN A MUSEUM'S ARCHIVES Reserve of collective knowledge and wisdom beyond true individual self-expression. Deference to past experience.
___*When positive, the degree is a special capacity for the recovery of prior advantages or the effective disentanglement of present involvements, and when negative, a slavish worship of tradition and authority.
TWO EXCITED YOUNG GIRLS EXPERIMENT WITH A OUIJA BOARD Human desire for contact with the beyond. Inquiry. Restless questioning of superficial facts of being. Immature curiosity.
___*When positive, the degree is cleverness in making use of everyday insights and intimations, and when negative, a bondage to superstition and a surrender to the unknown.
Now these two midpoints create a t-square with my natal Moon (16°19)-Saturn Rx (19°43) conjunction in Sagittarius, its midpoint being 18°01. The midpoint's Sabian is:
PELICANS, DISTURBED BY MEN,MOVE TO PLACES UNKNOWN Inward re-emphasis of foundations. Recuperation by retreating within. The introvert's escape. Moving about in reorientation.
___*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.
Interesting stuff to ponder...
My 2¢ worth, take what fits and ditch the rest.
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