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

“Ready for whatever comes.”

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:  “Ready for whatever comes.”

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.

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 10

The Sacral Chakra awakening:  “Single eye the body light.”

Pisces 10° An aviator in the clouds

This is a symbol of man’s transcendental powers of comprehension, emphasized here in his exploratory genius and his gift for creating the endless hypotheses he needs for solving the problems of a modern world. He is able to take a perspective superior to any involvement or pattern of limitation, and to examine any special complex of human affairs with a consistent thoroughness of over-view. The inner and outer realms of reality are brought to a point of effective revelation of each other.

The keyword is OBSERVATION.

When positive, the degree is special competence in whole judgment and long-range planning, and when negative, insensate otherworldliness or irresponsible isolationism.

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

Ta 2

The Solar Plexus Chakra awakening:  “Discharge the excess build-up.”

Taurus 2° An electrical storm

This is a symbol of man’s real power for making an effective impact on events, dramatized at each moment of issue and crisis by the completeness of his inward self-mobilization. There is here a catharsis of nature, mirroring the capacity of every individual for discharging the whole complex of strain in his affairs and so clearing the way for a more genuine progress ahead. Implicit in the symbolism is a terror in the loss of aplomb whenever human personality rises to a moment of union with the universal forces.

The keyword is TRANSFORMATION.

When positive, the degree is a genius for dramatizing both the values at hand and the potentials ahead, and when negative, unreasoning timidity in all self-expression.

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

Ge 23

The Heart Chakra awakening:  “Embracing experience.”

Gemini 23° Three fledglings in a nest high in a tree

This is a symbol of potentiality caught and held through an initial and effective appreciation, here dramatized by man’s capacity for giving each nascent possibility of character a chance to prove itself. The human soul is a consistent manifestation of its own special genius from the very beginning, and the individual first finds himself in the early and transcendental perspectives of immaturity.

The keyword is ELEVATION.

When positive, the degree is an unconditioned creativity exalted to the point of complete freedom from any immediate involvement, and when negative, psychological witlessness and a false sense of release from responsibility.

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

Le 14

The Throat Chakra awakening:  “Waiting and waiting, until…”

Leo 14° The human soul awaiting opportunity for expression

This is a symbol of life’s normal expectation on the personal or subjective side, and of the totally unconditioned potential of self at its point of entrance into each new complex of activity with its fellows. Here all the ramifications of man’s promise are made ready for any or every refinement of immediate value, and his skills and talents are given a special sensitiveness to the momentary nuances of his individual aspiration.

The keyword is INGENUOUSNESS.

When positive, the degree is a genius for an absolute wholeheartedness of participation in the everyday adventures of personality, and when negative, naïve procrastination and a lack of all genuine interest or enthusiasm.

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

Li 6

The Third Eye Chakra awakening:  “What happens when you add fire?”

Libra 6° The ideals of a man abundantly crystallized

This is a symbol of experience as the practical or everyday substantiation of inner insight and conscious understanding. Idealistic reality is found to be sheer escapism if ever taken by itself or given any authority on its own account, but is the sole dynamic for the human spirit whenever any individual actually stands face to face with his opportunity. Implicit here is the realization that man’s being has its beginning in the meaning with which it is endowed.

The keyword is PERSONIFICATION.

When positive, the degree is power through the full employment of imagination for the discovery and development of human potentiality, and when negative, self-defeat through inadequate expectation and superficial allegiances.

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

Sc 27

The Crown Chakra awakening:  “Getting choked up over it?”

Scorpio 27° A military band on the march

This is a symbol of the human spirit’s continual desire to avoid everyday trivialities and drabness, ever pressing on toward some goal which can become a basis for a more enduring and individual reality. The blare of self-affirmation is a rejection of the lesser experience which brings only a self-satiety, and its martial nature arises from the realization that things of worth must be gained at the price of a thoroughly self-mobilized effort.

The keyword is INTREPIDITY.

When positive, the degree is a dramatic capacity for drawing events to a focus and directing their course successfully to what might have seemed impossible ends, and when negative, foolhardy self-exploitation.

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.

“Ready for whatever comes.”

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.

magi-capricorn-30

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

Saijin invites you to visit her on-line at SabianGeometry.com

on her YouTube channel at Sabian Geometry

and on Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin.

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

Capricorn 18° The Union Jack ~ SUPERVISION

“Identify your ideal.”

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:  “Identify your ideal.”

Capricorn 18° The Union Jack

This is a symbol of the maximum protection which life at large will provide for the individual in general, here given emphasis on the social or political side. There are always high rewards for common effort, since the organized nation is able to bring benefits to man beyond anything any person or group could ever win in a lesser dimension of enterprise. A greater community of interest is exalted through every possible phase of normal and everyday being.

The keyword is SUPERVISION.

When positive, the degree is the self’s ever-widening spread of interest in its insatiable desire to leave some permanent imprint of itself on everything it touches, and when negative, smug or strong-armed paternalism.

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 9

The Sacral Chakra awakening:  “Tight grip, light in the saddle.”

Pisces 9° A jockey

This is a symbol of the eagerness for life an individual must show in any true revelation of himself, and of the concern he must have for the struggles and competitions of everyday experience. It is only through thoroughly consistent performance of his skills and talents that man establishes himself among his fellows, and as this develops in excellence he is under increasing obligation to be successful in exhibiting them. Implicit in the symbolism are very harsh penalties for any failure to drive the capabilities of self to the limit.

The keyword is PRACTICE.

When positive, the degree is a spectacular gift for rising to any occasion, and when negative, witless gambling of every resource and potentiality.

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

Ta 1

The Solar Plexus Chakra awakening:  “Invite self to live its truth.”

Taurus 1° A clear mountain stream

This is a symbol of the individual spirit in its irrepressibility, and of the purity and excellence of its real sources of strength. Here man is freed from any necessity to meet the superficial limitations of life in any particular way or to conform to any pattern of events except as there is a genuine contribution to an ultimate goal. The self possesses illimitable depths on which to draw in any special emergency, and holds to an over-all consistency in its self-expression.

The keyword is RESOURCEFULNESS.

When positive, the degree is high achievement through an unswerving fidelity to some definite course of action, and when negative, a tendency to waste the potentialities of being by aimless self-ramifications.

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

Ge 22

The Heart Chakra awakening:  “What’s my line? To tell the truth.”

Gemini 22° A barn dance

This is a symbol of complete self-fulfillment through the established or normal activities of the community at large, and of a consummation of self by the broadest possible participation in the divisions of labor which constitute a human society. Richness of living comes from an uninhibited sharing of everyday potentialities, together with a maximum of happy give-and-take between any one individual and any other.

The keyword is GREGARIOUSNESS.

When positive, the degree is an ability to plunge into major and rewarding experiences without the least self-reservation, and when negative, a dependence on superficialities for self-satisfaction and on petty indulgences for self-assurance.

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

Le 13

The Throat Chakra awakening:  “Make hindsight twenty-twenty.”

Leo 13° An old sea captain rocking

This is a symbol of man’s great love for reliving his experiences in memory, and of his gift for achieving a mastery in advance of whatever new situations he may face by bringing all the ramifying relationships to a focus in a personal and competent grasp of their more pertinent potentialities. He fights the battles of the world in his imagination, over and over again. He knows that events repeat themselves, and so may be brought in leash.

The keyword is RETROSPECT.

When positive, the degree is each person’s unlimited capacity for calling up afresh the powers he has gained in his struggle toward self-fulfillment, and when negative, insensibility to present reality in a full surrender to the past.

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

Li 5

The Third Eye Chakra awakening:  “Moving towards something greater.”

Libra 5° A man teaching the true inner knowledge

This is a symbol of the inviolability of all genuine inspiration, and of the opportunity offered every individual to reach out to his fellows through his participation with them in everyday experience, and thereupon to communicate his deeper insights to them through common responsibilities. His integrity of being lies in his continual self-orientation to both man and the world in terms of ultimate potentialities.

The keyword is AFFINITY.

When positive, the degree is a genius for understanding and calling out the underlying realizations by which human character comes to know itself at its best, and when negative, fatuous pride in the self’s acumen and subtle or underhanded attempts to dominate everyone.

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

Sc 26

The Crown Chakra awakening:  “Doing whatever it takes.”

Scorpio 26° Indians making camp

This is a symbol of man’s inexhaustible capacity for self-establishment and for finding everything he needs immediately at hand, as here given emphasis on the practical side. Reality is the result of each individual’s choices and rejections in his everyday dealings with the world at large, and the wide range of possible experience provides him with every facility he may need for the moment. His alertness to the potentialities of his being becomes the secret of his true self-fulfillment.

The keyword is EXTEMPORIZATION.

When positive, the degree is unusual resourcefulness and a gift for finding real opportunity in the least promising of situations, and when negative, unambitious acceptance of things as they are.

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.

“Identify your ideal.”

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.

magi-capricorn-30

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

Saijin invites you to visit her on-line at SabianGeometry.com

on her YouTube channel at Sabian Geometry

and on Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin.

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

Capricorn 17° A girl surreptitiously bathing in the nude ~ IMMERSION

“Jumping in over your head.”

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:  “Jumping in over your head?”

Capricorn 17° A girl surreptitiously bathing in the nude

This is a symbol of the irresistible desire of all life to strip back to essentials, and to gain self-renewal by some immediate and close intimacy with the accepted roots of all-being. Implicit in the symbolism is the spiritual significance of the human body as a temple of the spirit, or as the archetype representing the total potentiality in a personal existence. Here is successful resort to self-sacrifice or psychological renunciation in order to achieve a new dimension of conscious reality.

The keyword is IMMERSION.

When positive, the degree is a highly effective dramatization of the basic characteristics and potentials of self, and when negative, furtiveness or eccentricity.

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 8

The Sacral Chakra awakening:  “Time is up. Are you ready?”

Pisces 8° A girl blowing a bugle

This is a symbol of the self-perfecting required for the many different forms of man’s participation in the experience of his fellows, illustrated here in his successful achievement and discharge of group responsibility. Life’s activities may have a myriad modifications, but human personality must make one of these its special charge as a basis for its own fulfillment. The individual challenges his fellows and is challenged by them in turn at each recurring point of special potentiality.

The keyword is SUMMONS.

When positive, the degree is an eagerness for self-expression and an alertness to every opportunity for self-justification, and when negative, officiousness and delight in regimentation.

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

Ar 30

The Solar Plexus Chakra awakening:  “In this light now go forward.”

Aries 30° A duck pond and its brood

This is a symbol of the eternal fitness of things, provided the individual take the fullest advantage of the cosmic ordering. Implicit in the symbolism is man’s ability to establish his world of experience according to his own needs, and to function effectively because he has the acumen to align himself with his own genius and to seek a personal satisfaction in a simple efficacy of being himself.

The keyword is RELIABILITY.

When positive, the degree is an accustomed competency or ease in dealing with immediate circumstances, and when negative, a tendency toward provincialism or an acceptance of life with an altogether uncritical complacency.

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

Ge 21

The Heart Chakra awakening:  “All up in arms about it?”

Gemini 21° A labor demonstration

This is a symbol of man’s unimpeachably universal spirit, and of his realization that the lines of property and private rights which he finds entrenched all around him are limitations without validity except as they constitute a social stewardship. Implicit in the reversed symbolism is the fact that right and justice only prevail to the exact extent a conscious effort is made to establish and maintain them. Individuals and groups will prosper as they dramatize their own justification effectively.

The keyword is REPRESENTATION.

When positive, the degree is a consistent courage in attacking major problems at any cost of minor well-being or inconvenience, and when negative, futile ill-will and bluster.

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

Le 12

The Throat Chakra awakening:  “Relationships of increase.”

Leo 12° An evening lawn party

This is a symbol of the common enhancement of individual experience on the side of its more superficial or everyday gratifications, and of the inherent normality through which man shares the fruits of his personal accomplishment with his intimates and neighbors at every opportunity. There are limitless forms of self-expression by which he may come to discover himself as a distinct personality, but what he achieves is meaningless unless there is some definite recognition of its worth from his fellows.

The keyword is COMPANIONSHIP.

When positive, the degree is a genuine social maturity and an effective capacity for working with others, and when negative, a lack of all appreciation for the underlying reality of life itself.

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

Li 4

The Third Eye Chakra awakening:  “Gather ’round, the fire’s ready.”

Libra 4° A group around a campfire

This is a symbol of an initial or uncritical consummation of group experience, and of the totally unconditioned capacity of each individual to associate himself with his kind without exaction or inhibition. Implicit here is the fact that any reality broader than a simple self-concern must have its origin in common functions where any responsibility becomes the expression of identity rather than of a divergence in interest.

The keyword is AMIABILITY.

When positive, the degree is special skill in building an everyday morale and in sustaining an effective structure for further and greater objectives in life, and when negative, a lazing away of opportunity and an idle dependence on others.

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

Sc 25

The Crown Chakra awakening:  “Skin-deep simply will not do.”

Scorpio 25° An X ray

This is a symbol of man’s organic integrity, or of the unvarying structures of nature on which all intelligence depends. There is here an emphasis on the wellbeing of each individual as a foundation for his self-realization in the world he shares with his fellows, and on his responsibility to keep himself fit for the performance of his part in the common functioning. He recognizes himself as the measure of all effective reality, and sees everything around him as a continual revelation or validation of his own capacity.

The keyword is INVESTIGATION.

When positive, the degree is an exceptional power of analysis, and when negative, uncritical oversensitiveness to both the condition of self and the state of society.

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.

“Jumping in over your head.”

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.

magi-capricorn-30

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

Saijin invites you to visit her on-line at SabianGeometry.com

on her YouTube channel at Sabian Geometry

and on Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin.

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

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.

magi-capricorn-30

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

Saijin invites you to visit her on-line at SabianGeometry.com

on her YouTube channel at Sabian Geometry

and on Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin.

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

Capricorn 15° Many toys in the children’s ward of a hospital ~ ABUNDANCE

“The conscience will show the way.”

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:  “The conscience will show the way.”

Capricorn 15° Many toys in the children’s ward of a hospital

This is a symbol of the inescapable richness of life in any normal manifestation of itself, here given emphasis through its ample rewards on the social and ideal side. There are physical and psychological limitations which come to all humankind without apparent reason, and which often seem a travesty of divine justice, but they are always an unrealized opportunity for a deeper fellowship. Experience is real in its fruits, rather than in the means to its ends.

The keyword is ABUNDANCE.

When positive, the degree is man’s ability to develop the real potentialities of himself and his fellows despite every transient accident of circumstance, and when negative, hypocritical sympathy and childish self-pampering.

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 6

The Sacral Chakra awakening:  “Time for a close inspection.”

Pisces 6° Officers on dress parade

This is a symbol of a cyclic and necessary intensification of any personal being, as emphasized on the side of ritualized or ideal experience. Dignity and protocol always provide a dramatic and valuable rehearsal of cultural or group values, exalting each individual in some one respect for the strengthening of all in their total pattern. Here is an investment of selfhood for the long-range potentialities of life, made possible by some immediate and self-fulfilling demonstration of personal skill or capacity.

The keyword is DISCIPLINE.

When positive, the degree is schooled self-assurance and absolute responsibility, and when negative, unimaginative exercise of special privilege.

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

Ar 28

The Solar Plexus Chakra awakening: “Is that your business or theirs?”

Aries 28° A large disappointed audience

This is a symbol of the transiency of the rewards in a life taken too literally and narrowly in its more superficial terms. Implicit in the reversed symbolism is the disillusionment that comes when an individual learns that he cannot depend on the applause of his fellows, or make the momentary mood of the masses any proper guide for the values he should pursue. There is here the call to a selfhood which can rest secure in its own creative potentiality, catering to nothing exterior to itself.

The keyword is DISJUNCTION.

When positive, the degree is complete spiritual independence, and when negative, a destructive assimilation of the self to every defeat or frustration of human kind.

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

Ge 19

The Heart Chakra awakening:  “Finding out what makes us tick.”

Gemini 19° A large archaic volume

This is a symbol of the ultimate indestructibility of experience, so that any path once traversed may be taken again with a greater ease and a broader self-discovery. There is here the assurance of illimitable resources in wisdom, and the suggestion that this heritage may be made manifest at any time in an immediate and practical guidance. The past always provides an illumination of the present, and man achieves best as he cultures a real sense of obligation to his own roots.

The keyword is BACKGROUND.

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.

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

Le 10

The Throat Chakra awakening:  “Crying for a good reason.”

Leo 10° Early morning dew

This is a symbol of the eternal refreshment which comes to the individual with every recurrent cycle of his experience, and of nature’s continual endorsement of his aims or benediction on his efforts. There are unexpected resources which man can find at hand when life otherwise may seem to have defeated him, and these are often revealed to him despite his lack of expectation. He reaps real fruits as he develops a genuine alertness to the unexpected, and denies all personal limitation.

The keyword is REJUVENATION.

When positive, the degree is a special talent for finding the better in every situation where a worse may threaten disaster, and when negative, procrastination and total insensibility to the real powers of selfhood.

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

Li 2

The Third Eye Chakra awakening:  “Rise up light as a feather.”

Libra 2° The light of the sixth race transmuted to the seventh

This is a symbol of the mirror which history provides for mankind, so that each new generation may see itself reflected in its own past and therefore may be challenged to its real future. The characteristics of a modern and global society (identified by occultists as the sixth root manifestation of human culture) are idealized in the vision ahead (a seventh and climactic manifestation) and every individual is seen within full reach of his own ultimate potential.

The keyword is THRESHOLD.

When positive, the degree is the imaginative sweep of man’s vision and an eagerness to execute its promise, and when negative, a loss of reality in an infinitely regressive otherworldliness or a total lack of all practicality.

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

Sc 23

The Crown Chakra awakening:  “Transformed in no time at all.”

Scorpio 23° A bunny metamorphosed into a fairy

This is a symbol of the inner or creative values of everyday living, and of the personal or more dynamic meanings with which man may endow the least of the things around him. Implicit in the symbolism is the kaleidoscopic capacity of his imagination, or the extent to which he may mold and remold the everyday reality with which he deals. Here is poetry of soul as it mirrors each person’s ongoing achievement in character and skills.

The keyword is TRANSITION.

When positive, the degree is the thorough self-conquest by which an individual subordinates his naïve and animal impulses to his ideals and aspirations, and when negative, undisciplined escapism and complete distortion of attitude.

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.

“The conscience will show the way.”

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.

magi-capricorn-30

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

Saijin invites you to visit her on-line at SabianGeometry.com

on her YouTube channel at Sabian Geometry

and on Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin.

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

Capricorn 14° An ancient bas-relief carved in granite ~ FOUNDATION

“For good or ill, as you will.”

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:  “For good or ill, as you will.”

Capricorn 14° An ancient bas-relief carved in granite

This is a symbol of the immeasurable potentiality of the present moment as a recurrent manifestation of all that ever has been or that ever can be, and of the ability of man to capitalize on opportunities thus brought to focus in himself and his world at large again and again. Here is an absoluteness of self as it proceeds to express itself with a true conviction, and a completeness of its achievement as it acts with the over-all perspective of which it is capable.

The keyword is FOUNDATION.

When positive, the degree is a gift for bringing all things into a pattern of convenience and thereupon precipitating an inevitability of desired results, and when negative, meaningless limitation.

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 5

The Sacral Chakra awakening:  “Hiding then seeking myself.”

Pisces 5° A church bazaar

This is a symbol of the instinctive loyalties of life as manifest in community institutions, and of man’s ability to capitalize on the enduring allegiances he develops among his kind. Here is his everyday communion with the warmth of personality and its pyramiding powers of accomplishment, and his consequent instrumentation of every individual effort. He makes his over-all contribution to human achievement through his ever-revivifying contacts with his fellows.

The keyword is BENEFIT.

When positive, the degree is a special genius for philanthropy and the organization of society’s real concern for the well-being of men in general, and when negative, social exclusiveness and smug self-satisfaction.

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

Ar 27

The Solar Plexus Chakra awakening: “Remember ~ You’re not alone!”

Aries 27° Lost opportunity regained in the imagination

This is a symbol of the psychological maturity of man on the practical side of life, and of the all-important and creative fluidity of character which makes him an immortal being. Here is emphasis on experience as a means by which he may become the author of his own destiny rather than a pawn of purely superficial events, and on his capacity to re-establish himself in his own world by his own efforts whenever he desires a better foundation for whatever he may be set to accomplish.

The keyword is REFORMULATION.

When positive, the degree is the self’s effective command of itself in any situation brought to immediate issue, and when negative, self-pity as a retreat from reality.

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

Ge 18

The Heart Chakra awakening:  “Glossing over the surface.”

Gemini 18° Two Chinese men talking Chinese

This is a symbol of an everyday exclusiveness on the intellectual side of experience, the individual strengthened not as much by actual distinctiveness as by a continual co-operation with fellow enthusiasts in various special areas of interest. A species of uniqueness is idealized as a corrective for self-diffusion. There are here the potentials of high erudition and of an exceptional refinement of the personality along original or unusual lines.

The keyword is DIFFERENCE.

When positive, the degree is the effective mobilization of self and others for life’s more specialized objectives, and when negative, a thorough dissipation of selfhood through alien relationships.

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

Le 9

The Throat Chakra awakening:  “Making good use of hot air.”

Leo 9° Glass blowers

This is a symbol of man’s inexhaustibly creative skill of hand and genius of self-application, and of his inherent urge to perform the tasks to be done and to have justification in the ideals to which he would give expression. Here is his contribution of enduring form to things through a private manifestation of the divine breath, and a manipulation of the baser materials of life through a heat that represents his living enthusiasm. The arts and crafts of a culture are both its first beginnings and its final testimony.

The keyword is DEFTNESS.

When positive, the degree is an effectiveness of personal participation in everyday existence, and when negative, willful or unintelligent distortion of reality.

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

Li 1

The Third Eye Chakra awakening: “Put your idea to work.”

Libra 1° A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it

This is a symbol of completely unconditioned potentiality, as this may be grasped on the imaginative side of life. Here are elements of individual consciousness emerging from a primordial formlessness, and of wisdom developing through the human spirit’s continual determination to project itself into experience. Each person comes into identifiable being through the nature which has been molded for him, and thereupon refines this for his own self-expression.

The keyword is ARTICULATION.

When positive, the degree is man’s awakening to the need for some more whole-souled focus of character, and when negative, the loss of all true selfhood by a needless surrender to the world and conformity to its ways.

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

Sc 22

The Crown Chakra awakening:  “The wise use of your power.”

Scorpio 22° Hunters starting out for ducks

This is a symbol of the simplicity of self-expression and the straightforward honesty of desire which men tend to exhibit from birth in nearly every realm of normal or everyday activity, and of the average individual’s need for genuine psychological elbowroom in his dealing with the world about him. Here is freedom of action willy-nilly, as marked in the frequent determination of the human spirit to have this by one means if not by another.

The keyword is ENTERPRISE.

When positive, the degree is a complete lack of personal frustration and a constant refinement of special and practical skills in the approach to daily problems, and when negative, a callous exploitation of all life.

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.

“For good or ill, as you will.”

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.

magi-capricorn-30

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

Saijin invites you to visit her on-line at SabianGeometry.com

on her YouTube channel at Sabian Geometry

and on Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin.

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

Capricorn 13° A fire worshiper ~ MAGIC

“Warning! High Priestess at work.”

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:  “Warning! High Priestess at work.”

Capricorn 13° A fire worshiper

This is a symbol of man’s inner strength through his realization of an inviolable tie with the creative power of the universe itself, dramatized by his continual outreach to the divine in a spiritualizing of his aspiration and a dedication of his talents and possessions to the over-all reality. He knows he must demonstrate his ultimate independence of his circumstances or else surrender his own potentialities forever. Here is ideality brought to the point of miracle.

The keyword is MAGIC.

When positive, the degree is extraordinary skill in enlisting every resource of the world for the exaltation of self and the consummation of its ambitions, and when negative, consistent overestimation of personal capacity.

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 4

The Sacral Chakra awakening:  “Getting out of our own way.”

Pisces 4° Heavy traffic on a narrow isthmus

This is a symbol of the ultimate illimitability of human relationships, dramatized here in the more personal and ever-ramifying environment of everyday affairs. There are no potentialities of common self-interest that man cannot shape for the convenience and encouragement of a whole selfhood and a well-integrated community, but a high discipline is always necessary for both the individual and the group in each particular development of immediate reality.

The keyword is CONVERGENCE.

When positive, the degree is an unusual gift for organizing all transient enterprise in patterns of a rewarding and overall effectiveness, and when negative, stubborn blindness to the general welfare.

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

Ar 26

The Solar Plexus Chakra awakening:  “When you get there, cross the bridge.”

Aries 26° A man possessed of more gifts than he can hold

This is a symbol of exceptional personal endowment on the side of social capacity and of an individual’s ever-potential value to his fellows, here marked by an abnormal spread of interest and a tendency to attempt all things. Implicit in the symbolism is the risk of frustration or even self-betrayal through an uncontrollable restlessness and exaggerated self-confidence, but there is also a prodigality of ambition and effort which can lead to a very genuine self-fulfillment.

The keyword is EQUIPMENT.

When positive, the degree is an uncompromising independence and an inexhaustible drive toward self-discovery, and when negative, an obsession by ideas of no practical worth.

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

Ge 17

The Heart Chakra awakening:  “Better to be right than right.”

Gemini 17° The head of health dissolved into the head of mentality

This is a symbol of man’s achievement on the level of spiritual or eternal fellowship with his kind, here emphasized subjectively as a focus of selfhood in conscious self-awareness and as a capacity to live the lives of all men in imagination and appreciation. Implicit in the symbolism is the foundation of any human well-being in everyday or immediate and practical fact, with well-rounded individuality made the condition of all real progress.

The keyword is DEVELOPMENT.

When positive, the degree is the effective orientation of selfhood in an over-all vision, and when negative, a defeat of accomplishment by a senseless clinging to the illusions of youth.

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

Le 8

The Throat Chakra awakening:  “Be still and know that I am.”

Leo 8° A Bolshevik propagandist

This is a symbol of the indomitable expectation of the human spirit as it gathers strength from the innermost reaches of man’s own or enduring nature, here emphasized by the recurrent battles over social and political concepts. The exceptional dynamic involved is seen in the selfless energy developed to an extreme by the revolutionists of each new age. Implicit in the reversed symbolism is the need of the human community for a worthy cause to which to rally in every aspect of its potentials.

The keyword is LEAVEN.

When positive, the degree is a determination to share the soul’s vision and to make a permanent impact on history, and when negative, futile ranting against a multitude of superficial ills.

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

Vi 30

The Third Eye Chakra awakening:  “Light is called into action.”

Virgo 30° A false call unheard in attention to immediate service

This is a symbol of human responsibility as an immortality of the soul, and of a way of living which has achieved an absoluteness of attitude or understanding and is able in consequence to dramatize a high personal competency in everyday problem solving. Each individual creates his place for himself among his fellows, and thereafter all life tends to protect him in his way of going and all circumstances somehow seem to shape themselves for his convenience and encouragement.

The keyword is SAFEGUARD.

When positive, the degree is exceptionally gratifying self-fulfillment through the development of a genuine integrity, and when negative, consistently witless indiscretion.

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

Sc 21

The Crown Chakra awakening: “Life, yes! But death with honor!”

“Death, yes! But life with honor!”

Scorpio 21° A soldier derelict in duty

This is a symbol of the necessary adjustments of life on the side of decisions and consequences, and of the penalties for man’s lack of discrimination in any given set of circumstances. The reversed symbolism dramatizes the tragedy when obligations and desires come into conflict with each other, but suggests that the inherent divinity of the individual makes it ever impossible for him to continue in any course which does not prove rewarding.

The keyword is DEVIATION.

When positive, the degree is effective responsibility to the inner stirrings of self and a willingness to face the consequence of true self-assertion, and when negative, complete faithlessness to the common welfare.

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.

“Warning! High Priestess at work.”

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.

magi-capricorn-30

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

Saijin invites you to visit her on-line at SabianGeometry.com

on her YouTube channel at Sabian Geometry

and on Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin.

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

Capricorn 12° A student of nature lecturing ~ EXPLANATION

“It’s time to believe in you.” 

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:  “It’s time to believe in you.”

Capricorn 12° A student of nature lecturing

This is a symbol of the wide ramification in experience by which man achieves his greater opportunities, emphasized on the vicarious or intellectual side as he participates in events and shares meanings through the mind’s eye alone. Here is direct fulfillment in consciousness. Life gains its illimitability as the individual discovers that he can master its endless facets through ever-expanding facilities of the reason.

The keyword is EXPLANATION.

When positive, the degree is self-confidence through the acquisition of knowledge and effective self-direction through the practical application of all values, and when negative, psychological smugness and an unreasonable pride of intellect.

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 3

The Sacral Chakra awakening:  “Let us embrace our karma.”

Pisces 3° A petrified forest

This is a symbol of the absolute certainty which any individual may develop in the terms of his conscious knowledge, and of the power in human character which becomes the hallmark of his intellectual orientation. The static symbolism is a warning against any reliance on stabilities to which no immediate or personal contribution is made, and which in consequence may become obstacles to progress. Here rather is dramatization of an eternal stoutheartedness, and of its very practical dividends in spiritual continuance.

The keyword is SURVIVAL.

When positive, the degree is effective continuity and breadth of resource in all human effort, and when negative, complete immobilization in superficial reality.

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

Ar 25

The Solar Plexus Chakra awakening:   “Either way you look at it.”

Aries 25° A double promise

This is a symbol of man’s stark resourcefulness on the side of everyday experience. For each potentiality that life may offer him there are alternatives of equal or supplementary value which he is able to recognize, and within himself there is always the symbolical as well as the literal pertinence of everything that comes to his attention. Here is unlimited capacity for seeing the world and self both inwardly and outwardly.

The keyword is SENSIBILITY.

When positive, the degree is a facility of adjustment by which everything in a given situation may be brought into the fullest co-operation with everything else, and when negative, compromising insincerity and a lean to chicanery in all human relationships.

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

Ge 16

The Heart Chakra awakening:  “Do you want to get better?”

Gemini 16° A woman suffragist haranguing

This is a symbol of the soul’s demand for a full participation in the responsibilities of human society, and of the realization that the values of life are maintained only as there is a mutual give-and-take in respect to every real difference in point of view. There is here the necessity for substantiating right with a reasoned conviction, and for enlarging the privileges of man through a broad extension of all common or community functions.

The keyword is INDIGNATION.

When positive, the degree is an unswerving determination to expand every potential of being and take part in every possible detail of world-wide reconstruction, and when negative, a bias forever exalting itself.

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

Le 7

The Throat Chakra awakening: “The Alpha and Omega.”

Leo 7° The constellations in the sky

This is a symbol of the infinite regression in all universal reality, not as a fact of some unreachable end in knowledge but rather as a demonstration that any abandonment of the known for the sake of the unknown is fruitless. The cosmos is illimitable in the sense that man’s questing may ramify in time and space to the extent of any given pertinence, but his assurance lies within his own being and experience. The stars are his confirmation, never his explanation.

The keyword is SURETY.

When positive, the degree is consistent effectiveness in understanding and self-ordering, and when negative, a loss of all present integrity through an unnecessary retreat to the remote or mysterious.

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

Vi 29

The Third Eye Chakra awakening:  “The bridge from past to future.”

Virgo 29° A man gaining secret knowledge from a paper he is reading

This is a symbol of the world’s conservatism, and of the refusal of nature to surrender any part of her heritage unnecessarily. The fixity of idea by which human beings preserve their culture is also a protection for all hidden wisdom and unsuspected ways of knowing, since the deeper awareness is merely a broader reference or a further application of stabilities which constitute a universe at large. The possibilities of greater experience lie in embryo throughout the lesser.

The keyword is DISCOVERY.

When positive, the degree is imagination brought to the full of its powers through conscious effort, and when negative, loss of common sense in pure supposition.

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

Sc 20

The Crown Chakra awakening:  “To find out what we don’t know.”

Scorpio 20° A woman drawing two dark curtains aside

This is a symbol of the enduring values which the average individual visualizes behind the outer façade of everyday existence, and of his desire to penetrate to more worthy dimensions of experience. Implicit in the symbolism is the essential courage of the soul, and the vital concept of life as unrewarding except as it provides a way to cross every threshold of common limitation. Man’s being is not his own unless he can gamble on its continuance.

The keyword is DARING.

When positive, the degree is the psychological indomitability with which the human spirit plunges ahead in every new adventure of accomplishment, and when negative, a personality debased by fatuous self-exhibition.

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.

“It’s time to believe in you.”

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.

magi-capricorn-30

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

Saijin invites you to visit her on-line at SabianGeometry.com

on her YouTube channel at Sabian Geometry

and on Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin.

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

Capricorn 11° A large group of pheasants ~ ILLIMITABILITY

“I AM—my moment is NOW!”

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.

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:  Capricorn 11° A large group of pheasants

“I AM—my moment is NOW!”

This is a symbol of the social ritualization by which man’s everyday personality is able to maintain and refine its particular characteristics, and of the common expression of self through which life endows each individual with his fundamental inner certainty and his convenient outer reality. Here is an emphasis on the reduplications and multiplications of every facet of existence, so that the continuous variations come to dramatize an infinite potential inherent in the whole.

The keyword is ILLIMITABILITY.

When positive, the degree is a tireless pursuit of every personal aspiration, and when negative, egotistic satisfaction in matching the mediocrity of others.

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 2

The Sacral Chakra awakening:  Pisces 2° A squirrel hiding from hunters

“When the time is right, you’ll know.”

This is a symbol of the conscious conservatism through which man preserves his more enduring values, here emphasized by an uncompromising loyalty to his own self-interest. Implicit in the negative symbolism is a species of high courage in refusing to enter any phase of experience where the risks are out of proportion to probable rewards. A sense of illimitable self-adequacy is contingent on good judgment as the highest of human potentialities.

The keyword is CAUTION.

When positive, the degree is an intelligent independence of spirit and a consequent real gift for setting the conditions for all personal participation in events, and when negative, self-debasing timidity.

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

Ar 24

The Solar Plexus Chakra awakening:  Aries 24° An open window and a net curtain blowing into a cornucopia

“Here is a great Mystery.”

This is a symbol of the mutual prodigality of man and his world whenever he retains his uninhibited enthusiasm and so welcomes every varying and recurrent opportunity opening up before him. There are here the continued outer manifestations of what at times may seem to be an unmerited good fortune, but they merely show the human and cosmic facets of reality in a convenient and joyful realization of each other.

The keyword is MUNIFICENCE.

When positive, the degree is an irrepressible genius for capturing the richer rewards of life and providing a wider distribution for the higher realities, and when negative, a smug and petty self-importance in dispensing favors to others.

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

Ge 15

The Heart Chakra awakening:  Gemini 15° Two Dutch children talking

“When the call comes, answer it.”

This is a symbol of the creative interest of man in the broad range of potentialities on which he may draw. His rehearsal of experience here becomes vicarious and a matter of childlike or unconditioned familiarity with the simple contributions of the self to its milieu at root, thus facilitating a more effective grasp of life on every practical or everyday level. All relationships are reduced to common elements of background and skills.

The keyword is CLARIFICATION.

When positive, the degree is a self-confidence of spirit by which man is able to establish himself advantageously at ease in any possible situation, and when negative, extreme provincialism and inability to communicate ideas of any moment.

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

Le 6

The Throat Chakra awakening:  Leo 6° An old-fashioned woman and an up-to-date girl

“The paradoxes of life.”

This is a symbol of the essentially dramatic function of the soul as it plays its various roles in a human society, here brought out in a practical aspect of everyday values. There is at once a co-operation and a competition between those ways of life which protect the contribution of the past on the one hand and administer the promise of the future on the other. Conventionality and initiative are a continual stimulus to each other.

The keyword is CONTRAST.

When positive, the degree is personal achievement through a creative appreciation and adaptation of the values established by others, and when negative, overemphasis of individualistic traits and a psychological timidity.

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

Vi 28

The Third Eye Chakra awakening:  Virgo 28° A bald-headed man

“Watch where you wield your power!”

This is a symbol of a simple satisfaction in the inner rather than outer manifestations of reality, and of the challenge to any purely personal attainment to become more than a visible proof of the special excellency. Man is not called on to make himself a scourge of his fellows any more than he is to be encouraged to neglect them, but there are illimitable areas in which the driving power of his personality can create or advance widespread opportunities for a richer and more enjoyable living.

The keyword is DOMINANCE.

When positive, the degree is accomplishment through a completeness of self-mastery and a rigid control of others, and when negative, a sadistic sophistication.

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

Sc 19

The Crown Chakra awakening:  Scorpio 19° A parrot listening and then talking

“It’s on the tip of your tongue.”

This is a symbol of the raw substance of intelligence, and it suggests that conscious existence can be shaped according to any desired lineaments. Inherent in the symbolism is a sensitiveness to the continual reworking of reality on the ideal or imaginative side, and to the opportunity the individual may have for selecting or rejecting every essential element of his make-up. Man continually projects the image in which he creates himself.

The keyword is CONVENTIONALITY.

When positive, the degree is exceptional skill in bringing the whole tenor of transient circumstances to the service of a personal aspiration, and when negative, idle mimicry and self-gratifying pretense.

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. 

“I AM—my moment is NOW!”

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.

magi-capricorn-30

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

Saijin invites you to visit her on-line at SabianGeometry.com

on her YouTube channel at Sabian Geometry

and on Facebook at Sabian Geometry with Saijin.

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

Capricorn 10° An albatross feeding from the hand ~ NURTURE

“All of my needs are supplied.”

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.

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:  Capricorn 10° An albatross feeding from the hand

“All of my needs are supplied.”

This is a symbol of man’s basic self-justification on the practical or commonplace side, and of his complete dependence on the co-operation of the world at large for any actuality of personal experience. He must ever take the initiative in meeting the needs of others if he is to expect them to stir appreciably and similarly in his own behalf. If he reaps in life he must sow abundantly, and he establishes himself as he expends himself and thereby encourages his fellows to do the same.

The keyword is NURTURE.

When positive, the degree is unusual success in dramatizing the potentialities of human nature and its ramifying achievements, and when negative, overconcern with side issues.

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 1

The Sacral Chakra awakening:  Pisces 1° A public market

“Go now and do something new.”

This is a symbol of full maturity in man’s social estate, with an emphasis on the group integrity which facilitates the development of each individual in his own special pattern. The common ideals of a community life are given their everyday manifestation through the willingness of each participant to do his part. Ambition has its effective refinement here as it combines a consistent generosity toward the aims of other with a real intensity of effort directed toward its own ends.

The keyword is COMMERCE.

When positive, the degree is an exceptional capacity for organizing the converging and conflicting interests of many people in practical arrangements of mutual benefit, and when negative, complete insensibility to any over-all welfare.

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

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The Solar Plexus Chakra awakening:  Aries 23° A woman in pastel colors carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load

“A white stone with a new name.”

This is a symbol of the soul’s basic anchorage in the privacy of its own functioning, and of the centering of real personality in the elements of its own particular genius. Implicit in the symbolism is the ultimate unimportance of purely superficial distinctions among various individuals, and the enduring worth of any experience for which the self accepts a complete responsibility.

The keyword is RETICENCE.

When positive, the degree is the unimpeachable integrity of the man whose fullness of life becomes a practical contribution to the circumstances in which he dwells, and when negative, a disinclination to participate at all fairly in everyday living.

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

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The Heart Chakra awakening:  Gemini 14° A conversation by telepathy

“Duly noted, focus fixed.”

This is a symbol of the transcendent level on which human experience has its truest focus, here at the extreme of personal realization. There are illimitable ties between each individual and every one of his fellows, providing the fabric for a fellowship of invisible sympathies or co-operations and making him sensitive at all times and at all points to the potentialities in which he may have a self-fulfillment.

The keyword is INTIMATION.

When positive, the degree is an exceptional capacity for achievement through the more organic relationships of personality in given and pertinent connections, and when negative, attempted accomplishment through innuendo or underhanded means.

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

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The Throat Chakra awakening:  Leo 5° Rock formations at the edge of a precipice

“A mighty fortress are we.”

This is a symbol of the constitution of reality in crisis, offering a challenge to man as it pyramids in ramifying involvements until action or decision becomes an immediate necessity. There is no possible sustainment of individuality without an acceptance of difficulty as significant and an accompanying realization that every shift in orientation is a demand for some enlarged self-discovery. Personality only achieves its stability at the threshold of the risks it is willing to take.

The keyword is ENDURANCE.

When positive, the degree is man’s genius for initial aplomb and ultimate competency in the face of all danger, and when negative, pure bullheadedness.

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

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The Third Eye Chakra awakening:  Virgo 27° Grande dames at tea

“Actions speak louder than words.”

This is a symbol of life’s maturity as a threshold of new discovery rather than as any canceling out of personal reality, and it emphasizes the fact that each individual may pass on what he has gained and thereby have an effective continuance of himself through others. Here are the highly concentrated values of selfhood as the reservoir of racial assets, since the traditions of one generation are always the ever-ready strength of the next.

The keyword is APLOMB.

When positive, the degree is an efficient administration of inheritance or position and a full capitalization on the opportunities of common experience, and when negative, a selfish delight in special privileges of any sort.

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

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The Crown Chakra awakening:  Scorpio 18° A woods rich in autumn coloring

“Bring to pass the coming forth.”

This is a symbol of nature’s high ministry of service to every function and purpose of individual living, and of the varying manifestations of a reality supported and brought to its genuine fruitage by the eternal and illimitable resources on every hand. There is here an exaltation of every ideal potentiality, dramatized in the form of inevitable and universal consummations of order and beauty. Life achieves its ultimate promise in a personal excellence, which may be found compounded a thousandfold.

The keyword is FULFILLMENT.

When positive, the degree is high success in every area of true self-interest, and when negative, a perverse delight in permitting worth-while things to go to seed.

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. 

“All of my needs are supplied.”

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