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    Capricorn 24: A woman entering a convent

    Part I The Sabian Symbol for Capricorn 24 is "A woman entering a convent." Before discussing the interpretation and current importance of this symbol, I'll make note of the many conjunctions at and transits to this particular degree over the last 15 months, as well as the the coming six...
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    The Sabian Symbols in Images

    Here's a link to a blog entitled "Sabian Symbols in Images." As the title suggests, there is a picture or image used for each symbol in place of a written description. Enjoy!
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    Sagittarius 23: Immigrants Entering

    The original wording for the Sabian Symbol for Sagittarius 23 is "Immigrants entering." The humanitarian crisis unfolding in Europe and the Middle East has brought us many compelling and heart-rendering images of immigrants and refugees on the move, across land and sea. The image attached...
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    The Unbearable Lightness of Nelson Mandela

    Take together, Sabian Symbols in the natal chart of Nelson Mandela are characterized by loftiness and levity that seem, at times, at odds with the incredibly courageous and tortuous struggle that characterized his life as an anti-apartheid leader. For example, his natal Mars is found at 12...
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    NSA Surveillance & Sabian Symbols

    From Wikipedia: "PRISM is a clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining program launched in 2007 by the National Security Agency (NSA), with participation from an unknown date by the British equivalent agency, GCHQ. PRISM is a government code name for a data-collection effort known...
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    Sabian Symbols in Chart's of Famous People

    Comedian Robin Williams has natal Uranus at 10 Cancer 50, the Sabian symbol for which is "A clown making grimaces." Notably, his natal Uranus is conjunct Mars which is at 11 Cancer 54. Update: Sadly Mr. Williams died of apparent suicide yesterday (August 11th) at his home in California. RIP...
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    Sabian Symbols for Eliot Rodger's Natal chart

    Very busy and don't have much time to devote to this but here goes. Used the attached natal chart of the UCSB shooter, Eliot Rodger, that I found online elsewhere. His time of birth is not known so obviously the house placements have to be ignored. Here are the symbols (using original...
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    Sabian Symbols and Stories

    As I've mentioned a few times on this discussion board--ok, more than a few times--there is an interesting relationship that I've observed between the Sabian Symbols and many contemporary stories, particularly in cinema and literature. More specifically, I have observed that the five-pointed...
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    Aquarius 14 (A train entering a tunnel)

    THEME 1: PASSAGE • The keyword entering descends from the Indo-European (IE) root en- which means “in.” One of its paronyms is entrance which can mean “a means or point by which to enter.” Synonyms of entrance include passage and passageway. • The keyword tunnel entered the English language...
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    Scorpio 7: Deep-sea Divers (James Cameron)

    In his book entitled "The Sabian Symbols in Astrology", Marc Jones gives the following wording for Scorpio 7--"Deep-sea divers." Every so often events in the news remind one of the Sabian Symbols and today's news about film-maker James Cameron's deepest-ever solo submarine dive is a prime...
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    Aries 1: A woman rises out of water, a seal rises and embraces her

    PHYSIOLOGY & ANATOMY • The keyword woman descends from the Indo-European (IE) root ghwibh- which means both ‘shame’ and ‘pudenda.’ The latter refers “human external genital organs collectively especially of a female.” • The keyword rises descends from the IE root er-1 which means “to move...
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    Pisces 30: The Great Stone Face

    In his book entitled "The Sabian Symbols in Astrology", Marc Jones provided the following wording for Pisces 30, the last of the 360 symbols--"The Great Stone Face." Casual users of the Sabian Symbols are often not aware that this symbol is one of three that contains a specific literary...
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    On the Importance of "Opposing Degree Symbols", Part 2

    On page 137 of his book entitled "The Sabian Symbols in Astrology", Marc E. Jones had the following to say about the importance of opposing degree symbols: There are unlimited ways in which these Sabian symbols can be interpreted, and the practiced student or professional astrologer need not...
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    On the Importance of "Opposing Degree Symbols"

    Here's an excerpt from Blain Bovee's "The Sabian Symbols and Astrological Analysis: The Original Symbols Fully Revealed" about the importance of incorporating opposing Sabian symbols in astrological interpretation. The excerpt is taken from the book's Kindle Edition, Locations 118-27. In his...
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    The "Lost" Writings of Dane Rudhyar

    A site by the name of Khaldea.com maintains the "Rudhyar Archival Project" and is making freely available "the best and most important of Dane Rudhyar's lifelong work" in the fields of music, art, literature, philosophy, and of course astrology. Not all of the works are free, of course, and...
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    10 Indians in the Sabian Symbols

    Ten of the Sabian Symbols make reference to "Indians." Nine of those are references to what are now termed "Native Americans" and one refers to a native of the country India. Aries 15: An Indian weaving a blanket. Taurus 24: A mounted Indian with scalp locks. Taurus 27: A squaw selling beads...
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    Four Butterflies in the Sabian Symbols

    Four of the Sabian Symbols mention butterflies. * Libra 01: A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it. * Libra 24: A third wing on the left side of a butterfly. * Aquarius 25: A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed. * Aquarius 29: Butterfly emerging from chrysalis. Notably...
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    Five flags in the Sabian Symbols

    Five of the Sabian Symbols contain direct references to flags. Cancer 1: A furled and an unfurled flag displayed from a vessel. Aquarius 9: A flag turned into an eagle. Virgo 25: A flag at half-mast. Sagittarius 12: A flag that turns into a eagle that crows. Sagittarius 26: A...
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    Literary references in the Sabian Symbols

    As most here are aware, what we call the Sabian Symbols came into existence in 1925 through the combined efforts of March Edmund Jones and Ms. Elsie Wheeler. Among the Sabian Symbols that they bequeathed to us are three obvious and intended references to the contemporary literature of the day...
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    Aquarius 23 (The Waving Bear) or When life imitates the Sabian Symbols

    One of the fun things about the Sabian Symbols is that once you know them well, you begin to see them everywhere. Here's one recent example of Aquarius 23 (A big bear sitting down and waving all its paws) I came across on Youtube via a friend's facebook post: http://youtu.be/O6Xo21L0ybE top...
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