The Sabian Symbol for the Sun is Virgo 29: A MAN GAINING SECRET KNOWLEDGE FROM AN ANCIENT SCROLL HE IS READING.
I had quite an amazing experience with this Symbol several years ago. I was staying with a dear friend, Jude Levy, right near the fabulous Horse Of Uffington in England. I had some time before taken the figure of the Horse as my logo. Jude lent me her fabulous car and I drive up to the Hill where the Horse is (it is almost 360 feet long ! ) and walked over to it and sat near it and begin sobbing – just sobbing and sobbing. I had no idea why I was crying, the tears were flooding my face. I gathered myself up and drove to the little local museum. On the wall, there was a reproduction of a poster for a market day set some 250 or so years earlier. They held markets at the Horse every seven years where people would emerge from all over the countryside and there would be sack race, tobacco smoking contests (!), and, the people would scrape away the turf that we threatening to cover the hill figure of the Horse.
I literally had the poster – which was designed as a type of scroll – to the left of my computer and I cast the chart for this market day, some 250 years earlier… My eyes almost popped out as I saw the degree of the Moon – Virgo 29 A Man Gaining Secret Knowledge From An Ancient Scroll He is Reading – it was almost as if *I* was in that chart – I was part of that landscape – traveling back through time… it was an amazing moment for me. So incredibly holographic – life!
This ‘Ancient Scroll’ that the ‘Man is Gaining Secret Knowledge’ from can literally refer to written material, but it can also mean unwritten things, the myths and stories that are the base elements of our humanity. It is, however, the ability to translate this ‘Knowledge’ into a practical set of lessons for our day-to-day life that assists our progress as we grow and mature. Stories from the past and from mythology are the verbalization of our inner archetypes. An Oracle is something that reveals ‘Secret knowledge’; or our own inner wisdom is revealed by the inspiration of an Oracle. The most seemingly insignificant information can often turn out to be valuable for the future understanding or our experiences. There may be the feeling of not knowing what to do, or of not knowing what is going on. To gain a sense of clarity in your situation, go back to the basic or essential truths of the matter. This may indeed be the inner wisdom of the ages. Modern solutions may not be of use at this time. Understanding will come through patient, steady work and illuminating inspiration.
Keywords: Learning from ancient mysteries. Looking for answers. Study and its rewards. Reading between the lines. Finding clues from the past and applying them to the present. Being privileged to look into something special. Alchemy. The Bible, the Torah and the Koran. Manuscripts. Scrolls. Ancient writings. Akashic records. Classified documents. Secret papers.
The Caution: Failing to acknowledge old wisdom. Losing one’s common sense. Losing touch with reality. Reading importance into things that are not real or useful. Conspiracy theories. Religious zealotry. Feeling gifted over the rest. Finding nothing interesting in the everyday, modern world.