Confusion that can sabotage the morning; what’s wanted is a slower start, with time to meditate and smell the flowers. Shelve important conversations for later in the day.
A Mars/Pluto picture in the late morning can stir up passion, which can derail a project or situation. It’s critical to consider the consequences of what is said before you express it. You might also be on the receiving end of someone else’s lack of forethought. Be fully aware of your physical environment; don’t override safety.
The Sagittarius Full Moon occurs at 12:19 p.m. ET, which symbolizes potential for tremendous change. This occurs if you are able to integrate great expectation with “how to get there”. You don’t have to map every step of the way, although if you do, be open to detours and new terrain.
The Sabian Symbol** for the Gemini Sun is: “A topsy saucily asserting herself”. This is a startling image, partly because it conjures a slave girl from “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, a book many people today have not read but only know by reputation.
Also, to call a person: a topsy, is an antiquated and insulting noun; it tends to identify the person as an object, not a human being. Since there are no accidents in metaphysics, it is worth noting that last month the word “squaw” in the Sabian Symbols, also upset my writing equilibrium.
These quotes definitely date the channeling of the Sabian Symbols**, which came through in 1925. It is highly unlikely, were it channeled today, that Elsie Wheeler would tag: “a topsy” or even the adverb “saucily” to a dark-skinned child asserting herself. But that was the image she saw (or heard) and the way she expressed it.
Yet the interpretation remains the same. A young girl who is not free, but has no qualms about stating her truth. She does this in a way that although some may find impertinent due to her station, engages her audience. In spite of my discomfort with categorizing a person this way, I applaud the life force that runs through this child. She will not be squashed.
Since the symbol relates to the Sun, it reminds us that whatever we have ignored, or didn’t think was “good enough” in ourselves not only deserves to be in the light, but cannot hold back. To do so is to thwart self-expression. The child must be free and spring into all her grand potential.
The Sabian Symbol** for the Sagittarius Moon is: “A flag that turns into an eagle that crows”. This image signals that it is not enough to brand yourself, or stand under a flag that mirrors a part of your identity.
The object of a flag becomes a living, breathing bird of prey that actually asserts itself. Aside from making sound, to “crow” means to boast. An eagle soars high above and can take the long view of its landscape. Its vision is wide and detailed and its focus absolute.
Both symbols take something that seems like an object to the viewer and metamorphizes them into expressive life forms. There is also a radical or unexpected quality to these changes, a slave girl is not expected to assert herself and a fabric flag does not have the ability to transform into a magnificent bird.
This gives both images a dreamlike quality, which is a reminder that dreams can be realized. Keep alert to opportunities, pay attention to the people you meet and open yourself up to inspiration.
And to step away from the label of dreamlike…. the symbols also remind us that everything a manifestation of the One Source. When we acknowledge the innate ability of everything to take flight, declare itself and shapeshift into something new, it gives us infinite manifestation potential.
** We are still in the process of understanding the Sabian symbols, which were channeled in 1925. The spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park with a project. He put a symbol for each of the 360° of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards. She proceeded to come up with visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that is hard to decipher, yet feels totally right.