Capricorn 16° Boys and girls in gymnasium suits ~ ANIMATION

“Give it everything you’ve got.”

Let us proceed to a study of this day’s septenary or 7-fold geometric model of the Sabian symbols, which constitutes a mandala of 360 astrological degrees as developed by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones in collaboration with and channeled by Elsie May Wheeler in the spring of 1925.* Additionally, by utilizing the ancient esoteric writing, The Emerald Tablet, Tablet III by Thoth, we adopt a ready and constant framework for our deeper reflections. The chakra system is also made available for the additional insights it may provide; the geometric designs provided are based on the work of Frank Chester and may be used to cut out and assemble a Chestahedron for meditation.

THE EMERALD TABLET ~ Source: Alchemy and Mysticism from The Hermetic Museum Author: Heinrich Khunrath Work: Amhitheatrum sapientae aeternae Date: 1606. This work is over 400 years old, in the public domain.

Thoth: All eyes do not see with the same vision, for to one an object appears of one form and colour and to a different eye of another. So also the infinite fire, changing from colour to colour, is never the same from day to day.

Man is a star bound to a body, until in the end, he is freed through his strife. Only by struggle and toiling thine utmost shall the star within thee bloom out in new life. Wisdom cometh to all her children even as they cometh unto wisdom. All through the ages, the light has been hidden. Awake, O man, and be wise.

Before the Lords of hidden Amenti learned I the wisdom I give unto men. Masters are they of the great Secret Wisdom, brought from the future of infinity’s end. Seven are they, the Lords of Amenti, overlords they of the Children of Morning, Suns of the Cycles, Masters of Wisdom. Formed are not they as the children of men? Three, Four, Five and Six, Seven, Eight, Nine are the titles of the Masters of men.

Far from the future, formless yet forming, came they as teachers for the children of men. Live they forever, yet not of the living, bound not to life and yet free from death. Rule they forever with infinite wisdom, bound yet not bound to the dark Halls of Death. Life they have in them, yet life that is not life, free from all are the Lords of the ALL.

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

THREE holds the key of all hidden magic, creator he of the halls of the Dead; sending forth power, shrouding with darkness, binding the souls of the children of men; sending the darkness, binding the soul force; director of negative to the children of men.

The Root Chakra awakening:  “Give it everything you’ve got.”

Capricorn 16° Boys and girls in gymnasium suits

This is a symbol of practical experience as at root a matter of developing self-competency, and of life as a never-ending adjustment of ideals and motives to the everyday potentials of human society. The individual is called on to co-operate in a continual estimation and re-estimation of his powers and capacities by his fellows, and to bring an aliveness of interest to everything in which he would participate. A disciplined self-responsibility is demanded for a common achievement.

The keyword is ANIMATION.

When positive, the degree is an effective appreciation of joint action and a high skill in supervising group effort, and when negative, self-betrayal through unimaginative conventionality.

FOUR is he who looses the power. Lord, he, of Life to the children of men. Light is his body, flame is his countenance; freer of souls to the children of men.

Pi 7

The Sacral Chakra awakening:  “Put your signature on it.”

Pisces 7° A cross lying on rocks

This is a symbol of withdrawal from reality in one aspect as means for regrasping it in another, here dramatized by a wholly unnecessary acceptance of the world’s common repudiation or neglect of an individual’s higher ideals. Implicit in the static symbolism is the need to be active in the cause of every standard or allegiance through which life has been made worth while, and the insistent stirring of an inner voice which seeks to quicken the soul to the paramount necessities of its existence.

The keyword is CONSCIENCE.

When positive, the degree is a rugged independence of inner spirit and a courageous rejection of all outer compromise, and when negative, utter timidity of self-interest.

FIVE is the master, the Lord of all magic – Key to The Word that resounds among men.

Ar 29

The Solar Plexus Chakra awakening:  “The better way is now seen.”

Aries 29° A celestial choir singing

This is a symbol of man’s capacity to make himself an immortal instrument for the enduring visions and aspirations which have created and now hallow the world in which he lives. There are overtones here which transform every lesser aspect of experience, calling on the individual to give a spiritual dramatization to his daily living for himself and his fellows within every range of his powers and skills.

The keyword is VENERATION.

When positive, the degree is a gift for the effective articulation or manifestation of those eternal realities through which all people find themselves at one, and when negative, self-deception and an acceptance of every fantasy which will flatter the ego.

SIX is the Lord of Light, the hidden pathway, path of the souls of the children of men.

Ge 20

The Heart Chakra awakening:  “Go within or go without.”

Gemini 20° A cafeteria

This is a symbol of the facility with which men organize their own special experience for the benefit of the community at large. The divisions of labor which constitute a civilization are refined to the point where each individual has the largest possible part in the total reality, and the resultant ease of function provides a continual reassurance of the self’s competence. Here a prodigality of resources in general becomes a very immediate realization.

The keyword is SUPPLY.

When positive, the degree is a fullness of contribution and an effectiveness of requisition in all personal relationships, and when negative, a chronic inability to make decisions or a hopelessly dilettante spirit.

SEVEN is he who is Lord of the vastness, master of Space and the key of the Times.

Le 11

The Throat Chakra awakening:  “A unique ability.”

Leo 11° Children on a swing in a huge oak tree

This is a symbol of satisfaction in the normal exercise of selfhood, and of a new realization of the high dependability exhibited by man’s physical and social sustainments. Implicit in the symbolism is a special refreshment of the spirit, but only through a continual development of its responsibilities to its own manifestation of itself. As each individual accepts the overshadowing of a universal life and order he achieves an ever-better conception of personal reality.

The keyword is DELIGHT.

When positive, the degree is a consistent zest for every possible phase of living and a real generosity of self-expenditure, and when negative, laziness exalted as a virtue.

EIGHT is he who orders the progress; weighs and balances the journey of men.

Li 3

The Third Eye Chakra awakening:  “If at first you don’t succeed…”

Libra 3° The dawn of a new day, everything changed

This is a symbol of the illimitable potentialities to be found when it comes to any personal participation in everyday affairs, and of the thoroughness with which each individual remains the recurrent expression of his own self-consistencies. There is here the necessity for an ultimate self-dependence, and the consequent need to blaze a path of special recognition for each particular characteristic of selfhood.

The keyword is INNOVATION.

When positive, the degree is man’s insatiable appetite for experiment and continuing self-discovery in every possible area of human experience, and when negative, inability to catch the challenge of living in even the most trivial matters.

NINE is the father, vast he of countenance, forming and changing from out of the formless.

Sc 24

The Crown Chakra awakening:  “Traverse your own narrow way.”

Scorpio 24° Crowds coming down the mountain to listen to one man

This is a symbol of recognition for intellectual attainment, and of the supremacy of spiritual over other and more tangible forms of authority among men. There is here an emphasis on the fact that any higher realization must be brought to earth both for its initial confirmation and its ultimate sharing among the many, and that aspiration is meaningless until it achieves some practical focus in those realms and events with which people in general are familiar.

The keyword is APPEAL.

When positive, the degree is an almost spectacular ability to enlist the higher potentialities of everyone for some practical need of the moment, and when negative, indiscriminate and carefree gullibility.

Meditate on the symbols I give thee. Keys are they, though hidden from men.

Reach ever upward, O Soul of the morning. Turn thy thoughts upward to Light and to Life. Find in the keys of the numbers I bring thee, light on the pathway from life unto life.

Seek thee with wisdom. Turn thy thoughts inward. Close not thy mind to the flower of Light.

Place in thine body a thought-formed picture. Think of the numbers that lead thee to Life.

Clear is the pathway to he who has wisdom. Open the door to the Kingdom of Light.

Pour forth thy flame as a Sun of the morning. Shut out the darkness and live in the day.

Take thee, O man! As part of thy being, the Seven who are but are not as they seem. Opened, O man! Have I my wisdom. Follow the path in the way I have led.

Masters of Wisdom, SUN of the MORNING LIGHT and LIFE to the children of men.

“Give it everything you’ve got.”

Thank you for visiting the Sabian Symbols Septenary.

The featured artistic renderings of the symbols are provided by Ruby Fumizki.

The tagline phrases and 7 gem images of the Chestahedron are by Saijin.

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The interpretations are the official ones provided by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, from his book, Sabian Symbols in Astrology, the 1953 First Edition, published by The Sabian Publishing Society, New York; printed in the United States of America by the Roberts Studio Press, Arden, Delaware. 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 at sabian.org.

To learn more about the Sabian Symbols

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If you are interested in studying the Sabian symbols in their models of the Cross (4-fold, structural) and the Star (5-fold, creative), she invites you to purchase her book:

On the Shoulders of Giants: Advanced Techniques in Sabian Symbology

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