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*List of Sabian Symbols – From Lynda’s book 360 Degrees of Wisdom: Charting Your Destiny With the Sabian Oracle


Aries 1:A woman has risen out of the ocean, a seal is embracing her.

Aries 2: A comedian entertaining a group of friends.

Aries 3: A cameo shows the profile of a man that suggests the outline of his country.

Aries 4: Two lovers are strolling through a secluded walk.

Aries 5: A white triangle is seen; it has golden wings.

Aries 6: A square brightly lighted on one side.

Aries 7: A man successfully expressing himself in two worlds at once.

Aries 8: A woman’s hat with streamers blown by the east wind.

Aries 9: A seer gazes intently into a crystal ball before him.

Aries 10: A teacher gives new symbolic forms to traditional meanings.

Aries 11: The president of the republic, or the ruler of one’s country.

Aries 12: A flock of wild geese.

Aries 13: A bomb which failed to explode is now safely hidden from discovery

Aries 14: A serpent coiling near a man and a woman.

Aries 15: An indian weaving a blanket in the light of the setting sun.

Aries 16: Brightly clad brownies dancing in the warm dying light.

Aries 17: Two prim spinsters sitting together in silence.

Aries 18: An empty hammock hangs between two lovely trees.

Aries 19: A magic carpet hovers over the depressing reality of everyday life in an industrial area.

Aries 20: A young girl feeding birds in winter.

Aries 21: A boxer is entering the ring.

Aries 22: The gate opens to the garden of all fulfilled desires.

Aries 23: A woman in pastel colours carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load.

Aries 24: An open window and a net curtain blowing into the shape of a cornucopia.

Aries 25: A double promise reveals its inner and outer meanings.

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

Aries 27: Through imagination, a lost opportunity is regained.

Aries 28: A large disappointed audience.

Aries 29: The music of the spheres.

Aries 30: A duck pond and its young brood.


Taurus 1: A clear mountain stream flows steadily downstream.

Taurus 2: An electrical storm illuminates the heavens and the forests.

Taurus 3: Natural steps up to a lawn blooming with clover.

Taurus 4: The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Taurus 5: A youthful widow, fresh and soul-cleansed from grief, kneels at an open grave to receive the secret of eternal life.

Taurus 6: A bridge being built across a high narrow gorge.

Taurus 7: The woman of Samaria comes to draw water from Jacob’s well.

Taurus 8: A sleigh without snow.

Taurus 9: A christmas tree is decorated and shines in the darkness.

Taurus 10: A red cross nurse with warm sympathy.

Taurus 11: A woman sprinkling long rows of flowers.

Taurus 12: A young couple walk down main street, window shopping.

Taurus 13: A porter carrying a mountain of heavy baggage.

Taurus 14: On the beach, children play while shellfish grope at the edge of the water.

Taurus 15: A man with a silk hat, muffled against the cold, braves a storm.

Taurus 16: An old man is attempting, with a degree of success unsuspected by him, to reveal the mysteries to a motley group.

Taurus 17: A symbolic battle between ‘swords’ the disciples of might, and ‘torches’, the disciples of enlightenment.

Taurus 18: A woman airing an old bag through a sunny window to give it air and sunshine.

Taurus 19: A new continent is rising out of the ocean.

Taurus 20: Wisps of clouds, like wings, are streaming across the sky.

Taurus 21: A moving finger points to significant passages in a book.

Taurus 22: A white dove flying straight and fearlessly over troubled waters.

Taurus 23: A jewelry shop filled with the most magnficent jewels.

Taurus 24: An indian warrior riding fiercely with human scalps hanging at his belt.

Taurus 25: A large well-kept public park.

Taurus 26: A spaniard serenading his senorita.

Taurus 27: An old Indian woman selling beads and trinkets.

Taurus 28: A woman in middle life stands in rapt sudden realization of forgotten charms, in unexpected recovery of romance.

Taurus 29: Two cobblers working side by side at a table.

Taurus 30: A peacock parading on the terrace of an old castle.


Gemini 1: A glass bottomed boat reveals undersea wonders.

Gemini 2: A nervous gentleman, dressed in an elaborate Santa Claus costume, is filling Christmas stockings secretly.

Gemini 3: The charming court life at the Garden of the Tuileries in Paris.

Gemini 4: Holly and misletoe bring Christmas spirit to a home.

Gemini 5: A radical magazine or publication, asking for action, displays a sensational front page.

Gemini 6: Workmen drilling for oil.

Gemini 7: An old-fashioned well with the purest and coldest of waters.

Gemini 8: Aroused strikers surround a factory.

Gemini 9: A medieval archer stands with the ease of one wholly sure of himself, bow in hand, his quiver filled with arrows.

Gemini 10: A airplane dives toward the earth as though falling.

Gemini 11: Newly opened lands offer the pioneer new opportunities for experience.

Gemini 12: A black slave-girl demands her rights of her mistress.

Gemini 13: A world famous pianist giving a concert performance.

Gemini 14: Two people, at widely different points, are in conversation with each other by means of telepathy.

Gemini 15: Two Dutch children talking and studying their lessons together.

Gemini 16: A woman activist on a platform giving an emotional speech dramatizing her cause.

Gemini 17: The head of a robust youth changes into that of a mature thinker.

Gemini 18: Two Chinese men talking Chinese in a western crowd.

Gemini 19: In a museum a large archaic volume reveals a traditional wisdom.

Gemini 20: A cafeteria with an abundance of choices.

Gemini 21: A tumultuous labor demonstration.

Gemini 22: Dancing couples crowd the barn in a harvest festival.

Gemini 23: Three fledglings in a nest high up in a tree.

Gemini 24: Carefree children skating on ice.

Gemini 25: A gardener trimming large palm trees.

Gemini 26: Winter frost in the woods.

Gemini 27: A young gypsy emerging from the woods gazes at far cities.

Gemini 28: Society granting bankruptcy to him, a man leaves the court with mixed feelings.

Gemini 29: The first mockingbird of spring sings from the tree top.

Gemini 30: A parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds.


Cancer 1: On a ship the sailors lower an old flag and raise a new one.

Cancer 2: A man on a magic carpet observes vast vistas below.

Cancer 3: An arctic explorer leads a reindeer through icy canyons.

Cancer 4: A cat arguing with a mouse.

Cancer 5: At a railroad crossing, an automobile is wrecked by a train.

Cancer 6: In spring game birds are feathering their nests.

Cancer 7: Two fairies (nature spirits) dancing on a moonlit night.

Cancer 8: A group of rabbits dressed in clothes and on dignified parade.

Cancer 9: A small naked girl bends over a sparkling pond trying to catch a fish.

Cancer 10: A large diamond in the first stages of the cutting process.

Cancer 11: A clown is caricaturing well-known personalities.

Cancer 12: A Chinese woman nursing a baby whose aura reveals him to be the reincarnation of a great teacher.

Cancer 13: A hand, which is held out receptively, is remarkable for the suggestion of character in its prominent thumb.

Cancer 14: A very old man faces a vast dark space to the northeast.

Cancer 15: A group of people who have overeaten and enjoyed it.

Cancer 16: A man studying a mandala in front of him, with the help of a very ancient book.

Cancer 17: A seed grows into knowledge and life.

Cancer 18: A hen is scratching for her chicks.

Cancer 19: A fragile miss, representative of proud old blood, is wed in a marriage ceremony by a priest to the eager youth of the new order.

Cancer 20: Venetian gondoliers in a serenade.

Cancer 21: A prima donna singing.

Cancer 22: A young woman awaiting a sailboat.

Cancer 23: The meeting of a study group or literary society.

Cancer 24: A woman and two men (or a man and two women) cast away on a small island.

Cancer 25: A leader of men wrapped in an invisible cloak of power.

Cancer 26: Guests are reading in the library of a luxurious home.

Cancer 27: A violent storm in a residential canyon filled with valuable homes.

Cancer 28: An Indian girl introduces her college boyfriend to her assembled tribe.

Cancer 29: A Greek muse weighing new born twins in golden scales.

Cancer 30: A daughter of the American revolution


Leo 1:
A man is under emotional stress and blood rushes to his head.

Leo 2:
An epidemic of mumps.

Leo 3:
A mature woman, keeping up with the times, having her hair bobbed.

Leo 4:
A man formally dressed stands near trophies he brought back from a hunting expedition.

Leo 5:
Rock formation towering over a deep canyon.

Leo 6:
An old fashioned conservative woman is confronted by an up-to-date girl.

Leo 7:
The wonder of the constellations of stars in the night sky.

Leo 8:
An activist is stirring up discontent by spreading his revolutionary ideals.

Leo 9:
Glass blowers shape beautiful forms with their controlled breathing.

Leo 10:
Early morning dew salutes the sunlight.

Leo 11:
Children on a swing in the safety of a huge oak tree.

Leo 12:
An evening garden party of adults.

Leo 13:
An old sea captain rocking on the porch of his cottage.

Leo 14:
Cherub-like, a human soul whispers into every receptive ear, seeking to manifest.

Leo 15:
A street pageant moving along a street packed with people.

Leo 16:
Brilliant sunshine just after a storm.

Leo 17:
Volunteer church choir makes social event of a rehearsal.

Leo 18:
A chemist conducts an experiment for his students.

Leo 19:
A houseboat party crowded with revelers; the water reflects its lights.

Leo 20:
American Indians perform a ritual to the sun.

Leo 21:
Intoxicated chickens dizzily flap their wings trying to fly.

Leo 22:
A carrier pigeon fulfilling its mission.

Leo 23:
A bareback rider in a circus displays her dangerous skill.

Leo 24:
Totally concentrated upon inner spiritual attainment, a man is sitting in a state of neglect of his body.

Leo 25:
A large camel crossing a vast and forbidding desert.

Leo 26:
After a heavy storm, a rainbow appears.

Leo 27:
Daybreak-the luminescence of dawn in the eastern sky.

Leo 28:
Many little birds chirping on the lamb of a large tree.

Leo 29:
A mermaid has climbed to the rocky shore of a bleak coast, she awaits the prince who will bring her immortality.

Leo 30:
An unsealed letter has vital and confidential information.


Virgo 1:
In a portrait, the best of a man’s traits and character are idealized.

Virgo 2:
A large white cross, dominating the landscape, stands alone on the top of a high hill.

Virgo 3:
Two guardian angels bringing protection.

Virgo 4:
Black and white children playing happily together.

Virgo 5:
A man becoming aware of nature spirits and normally unseen spiritual energies.

Virgo 6:
A merry-go-round.

Virgo 7:
A harem.

Virgo 8:
A girl takes her first dancing instruction.

Virgo 9:
An expressionist painter making a futuristic drawing.

Virgo 10:
Two heads looking out and beyond the shadows.

Virgo 11:
A boy molded in his mother’s aspirations for him.

Virgo 12:
A bride with her veil snatched away.

Virgo 13:
A powerful statesman overcomes a state of political hysteria.

Virgo 14:
Finely lettered names and mysterious lines are seen; it is a family tree.

Virgo 15:
A fine lace ornamental handkerchief.

Virgo 16:
Delighted children crowd around the orangutan cage in a zoo.

Virgo 17:
A volcanic eruption bringing dust clouds, flowing lava, earth rumblings.

Virgo 18:
Two girls playing with a ouija board.

Virgo 19:
A swimming race.

Virgo 20:
A caravan of cars headed for promised lands.

Virgo 21:
A girl’s basketball team.

Virgo 22:
A royal coat of arms enriched with precious stones.

Virgo 23:
A lion tamer rushes fearlessly into the circus arena.

Virgo 24:
Mary and her white lamb.

Virgo 25:
A flag at half-mast in front of a public building.

Virgo 26:
A boy with a censer serves near the priest at the altar.

Virgo 27:
Aristocratic elderly ladies drinking afternoon tea in a wealthy home.

Virgo 28:
A baldheaded man in uniform has seized power.

Virgo 29:
A man is gaining secret knowledge from an ancient scroll he is reading.

Virgo 30:
Having an urgent task to complete, a man doesn’t look to any distractions.


Libra 1:
A butterfly preserved and made perfect with a dart through it.

Libra 2:
The light of the sixth race transmuted to the seventh.

Libra 3:
The dawn of a new day reveals everything changed.

Libra 4:
A group of young people sit in spiritual communion around a campfire.

Libra 5:
A man teaching the true inner knowledge of the new world to his students.

Libra 6:
A man watches his ideals taking a concrete from before his inner vision.

Libra 7:
A woman feeding chickens and protecting them from the hawks.

Libra 8:
A blazing fireplace in a deserted home.

Libra 9:
Three old masters hanging in a special room in an art gallery – sometimes they seem to speak to each other.

Libra 10:
A canoe is approaching safety through dangerous waters.

Libra 11:
A professor peering over his glasses at his students.

Libra 12:
Miners are emerging from a deep coal mine.

Libra 13:
Children blowing soap bubbles.

Libra 14:
In the heat of the noon, a man takes a siesta.

Libra 15:
Circular paths.

Libra 16:
After the storms of winter, a boat landing stands in need of reconstruction.

Libra 17:
A retired sea captain watches ships entering and leaving the harbor.

Libra 18:
Two men placed under arrest give an accounting for their acts before the tribunal of society.

Libra 19:
A gang of robbers in hiding.

Libra 20:
A Jewish rabbi in a tiny room full of manuscripts and books, performing his duty.

Libra 21:
A crowd upon a beach.

Libra 22:
A child giving birds a drink at a fountain.

Libra 23:
Chanticleer’s voice heralds the rising sun with enthusiastic tones.

Libra 24:
A third wing on the left side of a butterfly.

Libra 25:
The sight of an autumn leaf brings to a pilgrim the sudden revelation of the mystery of life and death.

Libra 26:
An eagle and a large white dove turning constantly into each other.

Libra 27:
An airplane sails high in the bright clear sky.

Libra 28:
A man alone in deep gloom. Unnoticed, angels are coming to his aid.

Libra 29:
Mankind’s vast enduring effort to reach for knowledge transferable from generation to generation.

Libra 30:
Three mounds of knowledge on a philosopher’s head.


Scorpio 1:
A sight-seeing bus filled with tourists.

Scorpio 2:
A broken bottle and spilled perfume

Scorpio 3:
Neighbors help in a house-raising party in a small village.

Scorpio 4:
A youth holding a lighted candle in a devotional ritual gains a sense of the great “other world”.

Scorpio 5:
A massive, unchanging rocky shore resists the pounding of the sea.

Scorpio 6:
A gold rush tears people away from their native soil.

Scorpio 7:
Deep-sea divers with special machinery.

Scorpio 8:
The silvery moon shining across a beautiful gem of a lake.

Scorpio 9:
A dentist is hard at work.

Scorpio 10:
A fellowship supper reunites old comrades.

Scorpio 11:
A drowning man is being rescued.

Scorpio 12:
A brilliant assembly of dignitaries at an official embassy ball.

Scorpio 13:
An inventor performs a laboratory experiment.

Scorpio 14:
Telephone linemen at work installing new connections.

Scorpio 15:
Children playing around five mounds of sand.

Scorpio 16:
A girl’s face breaking into a smile.

Scorpio 17:
A woman, filled with her own spirit, is the father of her own child.

Scorpio 18:
A quiet path through woods brilliant in autumn coloring.

Scorpio 19:
A parrot listening and then talking, repeats a conversation he has overheard.

Scorpio 20:
A woman drawing aside two dark curtains that closed the entrance to a sacred pathway.

Scorpio 21:
Obeying his conscience, a soldier resists orders.

Scorpio 22:
Hunters protected by heavy clothing are shooting wild ducks.

Scorpio 23:
A rabbit metamorphosed into a nature spirit.

Scorpio 24:
Crowds coming down the mountain to listen to one inspired man.

Scorpio 25:
An x-ray photograph helps with the diagnosis.

Scorpio 26:
American Indians making camp in new territory.

Scorpio 27:
A military band marches noisily on through the city streets.

Scorpio 28:
The king of the fairies approaching his domain.

Scorpio 29:
An Indian woman pleading to the chief for the lives of her children.

Scorpio 30:
Children in Halloween costumes indulging in various pranks.


Sagittarius 1:
Retired army veterans gather to reawaken old memories.

Sagittarius 2:
The ocean covered with whitecaps.

Sagittarius 3:
Two men playing chess.

Sagittarius 4:
A little child learning to walk with the encouragement of parents.

Sagittarius 5:
An old owl perched high up in a tree.

Sagittarius 6:
A game of cricket.

Sagittarius 7:
Cupid knocking on the door of a human heart.

Sagittarius 8:
Deep within the depths of the earth, new elements are being formed.

Sagittarius 9:
A mother leads her small child step by step up the stairs.

Sagittarius 10:
A theatrical representation of a golden-haired goddess of opportunity.

Sagittarius 11:
In the left section of an archaic temple, a lamp burns in a container shaped like a human body.

Sagittarius 12:
A flag turns into an eagle; the eagle into a chanticleer saluting the dawn.

Sagittarius 13:
A widow’s past is brought to light.

Sagittarius 14:
A vast panorama of sand and time is unfolding; the pyramids and sphinx in their glory rise before the eye.

Sagittarius 15:
The ground hog looking for its shadow on groundhog day.

Sagittarius 16:
Seagulls fly around a ship looking for food.

Sagittarius 17:
An easter sunrise service draws a large crowd.

Sagittarius 18:
Tiny children playing in sunbonnets.

Sagittarius 19:
Pelicans disturbed by the garbage of people move their young to a new habitat.

Sagittarius 20:
In winter people are cutting ice from a frozen pond for summer use.

Sagittarius 21:
A child and a dog wearing borrowed eyeglasses.

Sagittarius 22:
A Chinese laundry.

Sagittarius 23:
A group of immigrants fulfilling the requirements for entering a new country.

Sagittarius 24:
A bluebird, a sign of good luck and happiness, is standing at the door of the house.

Sagittarius 25:
A chubby little rich boy rides upon a hobbyhorse.

Sagittarius 26:
A flag bearer in a battle.

Sagittarius 27:
The sculptor’s vision is slowly but surely taking form.

Sagittarius 28:
A splendidly built bridge, a heritage of unknown ages, still spans the beautiful and wildly primitive stream.

Sagittarius 29:
A fat boy mowing the lawn.

Sagittarius 30:
The pope blessing the faithful.


Capricorn 1:
An Indian chief claims recognition and power from the assembled tribe.

Capricorn 2:
Three stained-glass windows in a gothic church, one damaged by war.

Capricorn 3:
The human soul, in its eagerness for new experiences, seeks embodiment.

Capricorn 4:
A group of people entering a canoe for a journey by water.

Capricorn 5:
Indians – some rowing a canoe while others are dancing a war dance.

Capricorn 6:
Ten logs lie under an archway leading to darker woods.

Capricorn 7:
A veiled prophet speaks, seized by the power of a god.

Capricorn 8:
Birds in the house singing happily.

Capricorn 9:
An angel comes carrying a harp.

Capricorn 10:
An albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor.

Capricorn 11:
Pheasants display their brilliant colors on a private estate.

Capricorn 12:
A student of nature lecturing revealing little-known aspects of life.

Capricorn 13:
A fire worshipper meditates on the ultimate realities of existence.

Capricorn 14:
An ancient bas-relief carved in granite remains a witness to a long-forgotten culture.

Capricorn 15:
In a hospital, the children’s ward is filled with toys.

Capricorn 16:
School grounds filled with boys and girls in gymnasium suits.

Capricorn 17:
A young woman surreptitiously bathing in the nude.

Capricorn 18:
The Union Jack flies from a new British warship.

Capricorn 19:
A child of about five carrying a huge shopping bag filled with groceries.

Capricorn 20:
A hidden choir singing during a religious service.

Capricorn 21:
A relay race.

Capricorn 22:
A general accepting defeat gracefully.

Capricorn 23:
A soldier receiving two awards for bravery in combat.

Capricorn 24:
A woman entering a convent.

Capricorn 25:
An oriental rug dealer in a store filled with precious ornamental rugs.

Capricorn 26:
A nature spirit dancing in the mist of a waterfall.

Capricorn 27:
A mountain pilgrimage.

Capricorn 28:
A large aviary.

Capricorn 29:
A woman reading tea leaves.

Capricorn 30:
Directors of a large firm meet in secret conference.


Aquarius 1:
An old adobe mission in California.

Aquarius 2:
An unexpected thunderstorm.

Aquarius 3:
A deserter from the navy stands suddenly aware of a dawning truth: freedom is never the result of compromise.

Aquarius 4:
A Hindu healer glows with a mystic healing power.

Aquarius 5:
A council of ancestors has been called to guide a man.

Aquarius 6:
A masked figure performs ritualistic acts in a mystery play.

Aquarius 7:
A child born out of an eggshell.

Aquarius 8:
Beautiful gowned wax figures on display.

Aquarius 9:
A flag is seen turning into an eagle.

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.

Aquarius 11:
During a silent hour, a man receives a new inspiration which may change his life.

Aquarius 12:
People on a vast staircase, graduated upwards.

Aquarius 13:
A barometer.

Aquarius 14:
A train entering a tunnel.

Aquarius 15:
Two lovebirds sitting on a fence and singing happily.

Aquarius 16:
A big businessman at his desk.

Aquarius 17:
A watchdog standing guard, protecting his master and his possessions.

Aquarius 18:
A man being unmasked at a masquerade.

Aquarius 19:
A forest fire finally quenched.

Aquarius 20:
A large white dove bearing a message.

Aquarius 21:
A woman dissappointed and disillusioned, courageously facing a seemingly empty life.

Aquarius 22:
A rug placed on the floor for children to play on.

Aquarius 23:
A big trained bear sitting down and waving all its paws.

Aquarius 24:
A man turning his back on his passions teaches deep wisdom from his experience.

Aquarius 25:
A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed.

Aquarius 26:
A gargage man testing a car’s battery with a hydrometer.

Aquarius 27:
An ancient pottery bowl filled with fresh violets.

Aquarius 28:
A tree felled and sawed to ensure a supply of wood for the winter.

Aquarius 29:
A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis.

Aquarius 30:
Moonlit fields, once Babylon, are blooming white.


Pisces 1:
A crowded public market place.

Pisces 2:
A squirrel hiding from hunters.

Pisces 3:
A pertrified forest, an eternal record of a life lived long ago.

Pisces 4:
Heavy car traffic linking two seaside resorts.

Pisces 5:
A church bazaar.

Pisces 6:
A parade of army officers in full dress.

Pisces 7:
Illuminated by a shaft of light, a large cross lies on rocks surrounded by sea and mist.

Pisces 8:
A girl blowing a bugle.

Pisces 9:
The race begins: intent on outdistancing his rivals, a jockey spurs his horse to great speed.

Pisces 10:
An aviator in the clouds.

Pisces 11:
Men travelling a narrow path, seeking illumination.

Pisces 12:
An examination of initiates in the sanctuary of an occult brotherhood.

Pisces 13:
A sword, used in many battles, is now in a museum.

Pisces 14:
A woman wrapped in fox fur.

Pisces 15:
An officer drilling his men in a simulated attack.

Pisces 16:
In a quiet moment, a creative individual experiences the flow of inspiration.

Pisces 17:
An easter promenade.

Pisces 18:
In a huge tent a famous revivalist conducts his meeting with a spectacular performance.

Pisces 19:
A master instructing his disciple.

Pisces 20:
A table set for an evening meal.

Pisces 21:
A little white lamb, a child and a Chinese servant.

Pisces 22:
A prophet bringing down the new law from the mountain.

Pisces 23:
A materializing medium giving a seance.

Pisces 24:
A tiny island seems lost in the broad ocean, but its happy inhabitants have created a great world all their own.

Pisces 25:
The purging of the priesthood.

Pisces 26:
A new moon reveals that it’s time for people to go ahead with their different projects.

Pisces 27:
A harvest moon illuminates the sky.

Pisces 28:
A fertile garden under the full moon.

Pisces 29:
Light breaking into many colors as it passes through a prism.

Pisces 30:
A majestic rock formation resembling a face is idealized by a boy who takes it as his ideal of greatness; as he grows up, he begins to look like it.

*With thanks to Deleece Cook for writing these up.