The Sabian Symbol for the Sun today is Aquarius 10: A MAN WHO HAD FOR A TIME BECOME THE EMBODIMENT OF AN IDEAL IS MADE TO REALIZE THAT AS A PERSON HE IS NOT THIS IDEAL
This shows the need to recognize, or realize, when conditions are changing or when there’s a need to work on your self or your image. This can imply having the ‘scales fall from your eyes’ about someone; you may have thought the world of them and then they are not the person you thought. You could wake up realizing that you’re not who or what you said or thought you were. Relationships may be left behind. The revelation can be amazing, but it requires accurately assessing what is and what isn’t the “Ideal”. Popular support does not always equate with depth of character and self-worth. Be wary of fleeting opportunities and committing before you understand what you’re dealing with.
The Big Awakening. Staying true. Reversals of fortune. Waking up just in time. Not truly seeing people OR scales falling from one’s eyes. Projections of personality.
The Caution: Clinging to false feelings of fame. Falling off the pedestal. Not realizing or admitting changes. Disillusionment. Disappointment. Being seriously let down.
This degree can have us waking up from some disillusionment, or, it can have us realising how we might not have been ‘portraying’ ourselves in the best light, or, it might have us second guessing something we were really sure about.
As an example; right through the election and inauguration of President Obama, the Moon’s north node was on this degree. For many, him becoming president was almost like the ‘second coming’ – many were ecstatic and expecting miracles from the man. Although I was not into bursting people’s bubbles around him being elected (and, I must add, I was glad myself that he was elected), I knew for sure that people would soon find out that he could not walk on water.
This Symbol can have us waking up on many levels. And particularly so as the following degree, which kicks in about twelve hours time… (I’m writing this at 9am Sydney, Australia time on the 30th January which equates to 5pm January 29 EST).
Aquarius 11: DURING A SILENT HOUR, A PERSON RECEIVES A NEW INSPIRATION WHICH MAY CHANGE THEIR LIFE
This speaks of noticing those moments of “Inspiration” that come through you and act to move, inspire, propel or goad you into changing your life. Taking time out, having a “Silent Hour”, even if it’s just five minutes, can regularly bring you new ideas, solutions and breakthroughs. You could find that despite racking your brain there has been no rational guidance. Slowing down and opening up to the message of your inner inspiration can bring huge shifts in your life. The rational mind can be noisy and interfere with the flow of intuition. A new inspiration is coming, one that may change your life. Be still and listen!
Welling creative power. Inspiration = breathing in the spirit. Coming to terms with reality. Spiritual awakenings. Quiet moments. Meditation. Intuitive awareness. U-turns.
The Caution: Exclusion of others. Obsession with one’s self or objectives. Being a hermit. Hearing voices that confuse. Feeling trapped. Dropping things too quickly. Being fickle.
Basically, this weekend is a good weekend for making some decisions – some people may make life-changing decisions – and, possibly, for waking up from some kind of dream, nightmare or delusion.
Over the next several hours, we also have the Moon traversing some very difficult degrees in Libra, AND, the Moon will conjunct the Dark Moon Lilith for a few hours.
At the time of posting this, the Moon is on Libra 16: AFTER A STORM, A BOAT LANDING STANDS IN NEED OF RECONSTRUCTION – we may have survived some kind of ‘storm’ and need to reconstruct a usually stable and secure part of our life. How will you get out your hammer and nails and get cracking to make things better for you and yours?
Lilith is on, and within hours, the Moon will also be on Libra 18: TWO PEOPLE HAVE TO GIVE AN ACCOUNTING FOR THEIR ACTS BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL OF SOCIETY – another version of this Symbol has it as TWO MEN PLACED UNDER ARREST.
This Symbol implies the periodic need for people to step up to the line and explain themselves, or to justify some actions or ways of being, particularly in relationships. Sometimes our ideas or actions are under criticism, to the point of feeling that someone has offended social acceptability. Be thoughtful about situations, because problems you face may only exist in your own mind, stopping you from having fruitful relationships because of a lack of trust or a failed relationship in your past. You may need to forgive or feel forgiven. Relationships can be held in abeyance until the facts come to light. Things resolve themselves as time goes by.
Unacceptable principles. People kept apart because of circumstances. Relationships like jail sentences. Staying too long. The law. Karma to be worked out. Judge and juries.
The Caution: Refusing to conform to society. Sabotaging relationship values. Feeling stuck, unable to move. Telling tales. Handcuffs and manacles. Severe judgments.
Within hours, the Moon will traverse this Symbol and then the next –
Libra 19: A GANG OF ROBBERS IN HIDING
This Symbol implies that you may feel you have been wronged or something has been taken from you. Often, there is no real way of finding who or what is the cause. It often happens that the feelings of loss or being taken advantage of are mostly in your own mind, making it difficult to trust or even to know how to trust. Make sure that there is no undermining of faith by indulging in suspicions that are ungrounded in reality. You could spend time searching for perpetrators, but a better solution is probably to get on with your life. However, do take precautions so you’re not easily taken advantage of. Things will most probably come to light when they are meant to.
Mental attitudes that sabotage, restrict or control. Counseling others to help improve their lives. Alert to intrusion or paranoid? The need for light. Spying. Ambushes. Psychology.
The Caution: Unfair advantage at other’s expense. Finding it hard to trust anything. Difficult hidden energies that erupt into consciousness. Unbalanced mental states. Fear.
I’m not posting these degrees to have people worried… I believe that, with a little conscious intent, we can wake up to things that are going on…. things that may have previously been kept in the dark. What relationships, attitudes, beliefs, events, etc, are keeping you back from the realisations that may change your life?