Jupiter On Leo 16: Brilliant Sunshine Just After A Storm


Sunshine After The StormThis Symbol implies situations where storms come through one’s life on a periodic basis; they sweep away elements of life that have been clogging up situations, clearing the air and resolving issues. It also shows the ability to be able to pick one’s self up after some difficulty or crisis. The trick is to notice the gift of the brilliant sunshine as the clouds part and life takes on a calmer, happier tone. The worst is over and situations can resolve themselves, things can dry out and recovery can begin. There is probably always more cleaning up and work to be done, but one should enjoy the release and the pleasure of the relief that follows a storm.

The warmth of renewal. Recovery. Religious experiences. Good news after bad. Relief and joy. The sun breaking through. Contrasting moods; up one minute the next down.

The Caution: Fearing that storms will soon return. Being stuck in fear. Invoking arguments for the reward of “making up”. On-off behavior. Bi-polar.

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Mars On Gemini 8: Aroused Strikers Surround A Factory


Not_This_Shit_AgainThis is an interesting placement, particularly after Mars in the last few days on the Drilling For Oil of Gemini 6 and the Well With The Purest And Coldest Of Waters of Gemini 7 – we can find ourselves feeling tired from the search, tired from the effort to make a living, upset about what’s happening with people all over the planet – and the environment – the oil spill in California (The Drilling For Oil and the Pure Waters Of The Well). We get to this point and we may throw our hands up and say FFS – I don’t want to do this any more. I don’t want to look at that news, I don’t want to be a slave to the machine, I don’t want to feel misunderstood, not heard or neglected. But there we are, Mars on this degree. We sort of have to like it or lump it. And it is our choice.

This Symbol shows the need, or the desire, to be able to call a halt or go on strike when one feels hard done by or taken advantage of. You may need to stand up for your rights, or perhaps those of others. You have some support from compatriots, but you can become separated from the general situation and may have difficulty finding creative solutions that satisfy everyone. It may help to consider what negotiations can be made to bring things back to a feeling of equilibrium. By withdrawing your energies for a while you will see how important you really are in the situation.

Bargaining to find more equitable solutions. Demanding better rights and conditions. Comradeship. Taking action or refusing to act. Knowing when to say no. Sweat shops.

The Caution: Being obsessed with what is wanted. Refusing compromises. Protesting about everything. Not noticing one’s rewards. Being left out in the cold. Greedy behavior.

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Chiron On Pisces 22: A Prophet Bringing Down The New Law

Chiron, known as The Wounded Healer and seen by me as largely being about The Stories That We Tell Ourselves, is on Pisces 22: A PROPHET BRINGING DOWN THE NEW LAW FROM THE MOUNTAIN

The Prophet Bringing Down The New Law From The MountainThis speaks of laying down a new set of standards, for being strong and secure in one’s decisions, guidelines for living and boundaries… it can be about ‘rewriting the book’.

It’s interesting to note that in Sydney, Australia, we are still having the Royal Commission Into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse – it’s been going on for months, but now, our ex-Cardinal Pell (he has been recently moved to the Vatican where he is said to be in charge of the annual budget of the Holy See… ) has yet again been brought into question. It is astounding what the Church got away with (and continues to, it seems).

What new guidelines, what new ‘laws’, what new boundaries are you set to put into place in your life?

This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be able to live life by a set of “New Laws”, or, to make a new set of laws that better suits your life and your place in the scheme of things. This pictures situations of revelations of spirit and truth. It is important to manifest these truths and laws manifest and to integrate them into your everyday life. Codifying the ways of humankind can help us understand the limitations of our earthly existence. Although the basic principles of our laws may stay the same, the specifics will vary in order to accommodate the changing perceptions of people over time. At times in your life you may find new laws to live by, or, you could be the one to bring these ‘rules’ to others.

Revelations. Channeling information. Truths revealed. The Bible. The Koran. The Torah. The Ten Commandments. Laying down the law. The Ark of the Covenant. Future planning.

The Caution: Being told what to do. Believing one has all the answers OR believing someone else. Rigid application of dogmatic laws. Bureaucracy. Laws set in stone.

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The Sun On Gemini 1: A Glass-Bottomed Boat Revealing Under-Sea Wonders


Glass-Bottom BoatThis Symbol speaks of being able to see into things that other people don’t see. You have both the ability and the desire and the lens to be able to pierce beneath outer levels of things in order to get a grasp of what’s going on beneath the surface. It can also show that you look at the issues at hand from an objective, uninvolved perspective. A distant, possibly uninvolved position is probably much safer for you and the situation you are observing. It may be that situations are often out of your natural environment, so this is much safer – for you and those you are watching.

Seeing things that are not usually observable. Clairvoyance. Connecting with the collective unconscious. Spiritual gifts that enlarge one’s perspective. Vehicles of discovery.

The Caution: Putting up a barrier of social safety to avoid involvement in one’s deeper emotions and their complications. Separation and estrangement because of distance.

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Mars On The Drilling For Oil Degree: Gemini 6


Drilling for Oil 2This Symbol shows the talent, the desire, the ability or the necessity of digging deep in order to find something or to make a big strike. Ambition in the pursuit of material or spiritual wealth can bring wonderful rewards to the surface. There’s often a feeling of wanting to reach into or understand the depths of an issue. This entails a certain amount of risk and may require the cooperation of others who have skills in such a search. The rewards are often difficult to find and at times unsuccessful, however, perseverance will bring some kind of success. You may have to get used to operating in the dark.

Ambition and the drive to plumb the depths. Psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Dream analysis. Present or past life explorations. Oil and oil wells. Exploring answers.

The Caution: Putting effort into risky activities for uncertain returns. Unceasing work hoping to “strike it rich”. Neglecting friends and loved ones whilst focusing on a goal.

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Venus Is On Cancer 10: A Large Diamond In The Cutting Process


A Diamond In The First Stages Of The Cutting ProcessThis was Princess Diana’s Sun degree – she was so that… and when she died, she’d just been given, that day if I remember right, a ring worth a reported 133,000 English Pounds. It was said that she also lost a diamond earring in the crash…

This can show a project, an idea, an artwork, a belief, a way of life, etc, unfolding and growing stronger. What is it that you are pouring your time andenergy into? Is it bearing fruit? Is it growing better and better all the time? This can, of course, be about you – we polish ourselves up and remove our flaws, often one by one, sometimes we make a perfect cut and emerge so much more shinier, more sure of ourselves and our intrinsic worth. This is a fabulous degree of potentials and potentials that are often beautifully realised.

This Symbol implies the beginning stages of things that are growing to become something wonderful, useful and worthwhile. Things are always growing and perfecting and it seems that your position is just beginning to take shape and the potential is enormous, but there needs to be care and accuracy taken or all the work to date could be lost or spoilt. This situation has taken a long time to develop and comes from a deep organic essence. Keep cutting away the unnecessary and the flawed and you’ll emerge with a wonderful gem as this Symbol implies riches and talent and beauty.

Coming to terms with inner worth. Emerging perfection. Beauty that is a bit ‘rough around the edges’. Chopping or grinding away to get to the essential truth, potential or reality.

The Caution: Leaving important jobs unfinished. Being afraid to take the first stab at a project or issue. Only seeing the flaws. Someone lacking social polish. Overprotective.

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The Sun Is On Taurus 26: A Spaniard Serenading His Senorita


SerenadeThis can be a wonderful Symbol with all kinds of good things – good music, lovely messages, love coming on the scene, lots of lovely opportunities. However, sometimes this Symbol can indicate the need to see through the crap, through the bullshit, through the insincere charades that get thrown around and sometimes get passed around and are supposed to be taken seriously.

This Symbol speaks of being able to use one’s voice, words, songs, poetry and culture to sway the minds and hearts of others. One can sway others to achieve a desire result. There is no guarantee of total success, but you must act if you want any chance of succeeding and you need to put your heart and soul into the performance. The worst that could be damaged is a little ego, so think positively and play your role with enthusiasm and passion. Music can lift the spirits and words of poetry and love can be healing. Shared feelings, love or passion may result.

Being in tune with another. Soul mates or passing fancies? Having your voice heard. Knowing how to deliver a message in order to influence others to make decisions.

The Caution: Not believing messages being given. Insincere charades. Feelings of not being listened to. Spinning tales to get a response. Making things up to get a response.

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A Promise Of A Renewal And A Revival Of Life And Love: May’s New Moon In Taurus

An Old Indian Woman Selling Beads And TrinketsI have just written a blog on the upcoming Taurus new Moon and have recorded a Rave about it.

I hope you enjoy them. Click here for the blog. 

The new Moon each month marks a time of new beginnings and realisations. It’s like a birth after a time of gestation or being ‘in the womb’. Here, the light begins to return and we can see new beginnings and possibilities. A new Moon means that the Sun and the Moon are aligned – bringing a synergy of their energies together.

The new Moon is a perfect time to set your intentions for the future. This period is wonderful for planting seeds of whatever kind. What do you want to manifest in your future? Whether you write it down, sing, light candles and incense and perform rituals about it or just hold the thought forms in your mind, doing this at the new Moon can realise some fabulous results around the things that you want to draw into your life

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Venus On Cancer 7: Two Fairies Dancing On A Moonlit Night


Two Fairies Dancing On A Moonlit NightThis is a wonderful Symbol and it promises lots of wonderful things… however, there is a little warning here that it may be difficult to actually ‘ground’ some relationships – they may be rooted in ‘fairyland’ and not grounded in reality. That can be good, too, but, we may need to read the fine print. Some things disappear in the clear light of day – if something passes the test of time, well, then we’ve found our own version of the fairy tale we might have been waiting for. If not, it might be time to move on..

This Symbol implies enjoying the company of like minded people and sharing moments of fun, fantasy and celebrations. Moments spent together are likely to be very enjoyable, but there could be a sense of wanting to escape reality, especially the reality of what’s possible in your situation. Your intuition and imagination are heightened, with a strong sense of your emotional and spiritual center. Whilst maintaining touch with reality, you’ll want to let go of the rational and enjoy the experience of being with others, or, at least, one very special person. Allow your relationship to flow but you may find things look different in the clear light of day.

Usually unseen astral realms. Reconnecting with the feminine. Full moon celebrations. Women celebrating. Invoking fantasies. Dreams. Moonlight. Unrealistic romances.

The Caution: Being lost in emotional dreaming. Not seeing people clearly. Lacking responsibility. Depending on things that have no future or stability. Escapist attitudes.

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Mercury On The World Famous Performer Degree: Gemini 13

Mercury is on Gemini 13 and it’s soon going retrograde – it will stay on this degree for several days while it’s stationing and turning retro.

A World Famous Pianist Giving A Concert PerformanceIt’s curious, this degree speaks about talent, having it, nurturing it, practising it, and, this coming new Moon in Taurus speaks about showing one’s talent as well, along with the need to get one’s rewards from it. More on that later on. Meanwhile… You can listen to my voice recording of this Mercury retrograde here: http://sabiansymbols.com/were-in-mercury-retrograde-territ…/


This Symbol speaks of the need to be able to show one’s talents, skills or unique abilities to others, whether it’s in a ‘Performance’, or through just being oneself. In the situation facing you, it is not always enough to know that you are highly skilled, or have others say how wonderful you are, the proof is in expressing those skills in the real world and creating something as a result. The ‘Performance’ should spring from a love of what one is doing, whether it is music, performing, speaking or some other form of expression. True rewards come from being well rehearsed and prepared to share your talent with others as well as acknowledging and sharing the talents of others.

Smugness versus talent. A validation of social standing. Hands-on creativity. Singing. Music. Playing out front or in the band. Having an adoring public. Repertoires.

The Caution: Relying on past success. Not putting in day to day practice. The need for applause and acclaim to validate one’s existence. Inflated egos demanding attention.

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