Your Sabian Symbols are a template to the course and unfolding of your life. A chart is like a snap-shot in time – it is a moment of significance that is ripe with meaning and guidance. The Sabian Symbols for your chart can show up in many ways in your life – in a literal way, in an emotional, spiritual or intellectual sense. You may find that some of them seem to map others, or events in your life, and this can be true in ways that are amazing – especially with the Sabian Symbols – but all of it is a reflection of that moment in time that you were born.

Neil Armstrong   Aug 5, 1930   12:31 am   +5.00   40N31  084W15



Sun is on Leo 13

AN OLD SEA CAPTAIN ROCKING ON THE PORCH OF HIS COTTAGE

This Symbol shows the need for quiet reflection, to look back at past experiences, especially those times that were threatening or exhausting in some way. Take some time for a little solitude and contemplate the overall picture of your life. You may want to read, go over past memories, indeed, write your memoirs. When back into the business of life you will be refreshed and have a better idea of how you fit in and what you want to achieve. Symbol can sometimes indicate wanting to retire and withdraw from life too much so that it interferes with the ability to make a living or feel like contributing to society.

Retreating to one's inner self and reflecting. Quiet confidence in conquering life's storms and come out wiser. Observing life from afar. Rocking chairs, cottages and verandahs.

The Caution: Ignoring what is possible now in favor of memories. Inability to get going. Being lazy and immobile. Being a lounge-lizard. Wanting others to look after you.

Sun symbolizes: One’s core center, spirit, heart, issues to do with father, men, self, ego, your male side. How you radiate your sense of being. What others see, how you are recognized or remembered, sense of identity and connection with male energy – yours and others.


The Karmic Degree for the Sun is Leo 12

AN EVENING LAWN PARTY OF ADULTS

This Symbol shows having fun, relaxing and socializing with people, usually in an informal setting, although this can sometimes imply formal ones. Give the rigors of the work routine a rest. Having a drink, eating some food, sharing a chat and gossip, meeting new people, networking and catching up with friends is good for the soul. Relaxation is great, especially where there is no need for pretense. Of course, you may be the host of the party and you may have to provide a venue, food, drinks and entertainment. Still, you should get to enjoy the moment and mix with people.

Rising above superficiality into receptivity. Enjoying social settings. Formal versus impromptu. Catering. Leisure time. Conversations. Invitation lists. Socializing.

The Caution: Superficiality where things are known but not said. Appearances too important. Ignoring or evading issues. Political correctness. Not being invited.


The Quest Degree for the Sun is Leo 14

CHERUB-LIKE, A HUMAN SOUL WHISPERS INTO EVERY RECEPTIVE EAR, SEEKING TO MANIFEST

This Symbol implies that there will be deep realizations that may transform your life. Listening to one's inner voice and heeding its messages can lead you on to the next level of life. Spirit is descending, wishing to make it’s self known – spiritual messages are wanting to come through into conscious expression. The trick is being able to hear what’s being whispered and translating it into useful information as one can be mislead by ‘voices in their head’ which can be confusing rather than enlightening. The thing is to discern what is useful and what is not.

New realizations and impulses. Having your voice heard. Channeling. Contacting the other side. Whispering. Passing on news and information. Speaking and hearing.

The Caution: Confusing inner voice. Signs of instability or madness. Fearing if you’re not heard, you will miss out. The need to be noticed. Ranting and raving. Losing the plot.



Moon is on Sagittarius 26

A FLAG-BEARER IN A BATTLE

This Symbol shows standing up in “Battle” carrying the “Flag” for your nation, political, social or moral beliefs, or for some issue that needs defending or supporting. The “Flag-Bearer” is often the one ‘out front’, in front of the situation or the army; the one who’s unarmed and yet determined to represent their side. You may feel that there have been achievements done by you or others that need to be acknowledged. Responsibilities pile up on you, and the struggle is not always easy. Don't worry, though, although everyone around you is busy, they are noticing your leadership abilities. You are often the linchpin of the whole situation.

The courage of convictions. Standing up for ideals. A messenger or an advocate. Blogging. Open to attack. Brave and upright. David and Goliath. Ensigns. Flags. Wearing the colors.

The Caution: The sacrificial lamb. Overzealous idealism. Empty shows of courage. The fear of stepping out of line. Not knowing when to back off. An inability to keep quiet.

Moon symbolizes: Emotions, moods, mother, family, clan, domestic issues, relationship to home and country. Feelings, sentiments, nourishment, emotional nurturing, monkey chatter mind, lunar and menstrual cycles, clarity of emotions or lunacy. Female energy – yours and others.


The Karmic Degree for the Moon is Sagittarius 25

A CHUBBY LITTLE RICH BOY RIDES UPON A HOBBYHORSE

This Symbol shows someone who has everything in life playing and enjoying doing whatever they want in a safe and comfortable atmosphere – the ‘Boy’ does something he feels like doing, something easy and natural. He plays and may not be thinking too much about what’s going on in the real world as he is shielded from the more harmful elements of society because he is ‘Rich’. You may feel that you are doing what is necessary, but this is more like a training situation and will lead to greater ability in the future, although you should watch out for the propensity to be ‘flogging a dead horse’. Practice and play, but one day you're going to have to prove yourself in a more rigorous, demanding situation.

Protected practice. Imaginative play. Going on and on about something. Hobbies. Playtime. Toys being provided. Exercise. Boys and their toys. Unrestrained passions.

The Caution: Spoilt and shallow. Only doing what one wants without considering the consequences for others. Constantly going on and on and on about something. Tantrums.


The Quest Degree for the Moon is Sagittarius 27

THE SCULPTOR'S VISION IS SLOWLY BUT SURELY TAKING FORM

This Symbol shows being able to project one’s visions, thoughts or ideals out into the world so that they take form and come into conscious manifestation. This is the degree of the Galactic Center and it holds an enormous charge of energy and power, something not to be taken lightly. There is a responsibility inherent in this for you to understand that your thoughts will take shape, so be careful about what you think! You may find yourself in situations where you can manipulate events into something of value and lasting integrity. Slow, painstaking work will bring rewards as things come to fruition. You are able to project shape and form onto materials to have a desired outcome. Follow your “Vision”, be creative; picture an outcome and watch it materialize!

Concrete creative manifestation. The Godhead. The Mind of God. Molding shapes and forms. The Galactic Center. Evolution. The Law of Attraction. Sculptors. Visions ahead of time.

The Caution: Disregard of others' needs. Unnatural focus on goal. Being one-eyed about things or objectives. Thinking that things will just magically happen without effort.



Mercury is on Virgo 2

A LARGE WHITE CROSS DOMINATES THE LANDSCAPE

In the situation facing you, you may feel like you’re being treated like a scapegoat “hung out to dry”; punished for doing something or being different or special. Signposts and other expressions of faith have a powerful influence. Instead of having a “cross to bear’, we can work at realigning ourselves with our true desires and allegiances. This can lead to a stronger sense of purpose and spirituality, dissipating feelings of sacrifice, separation or loneliness. Believing that suffering is the way to salvation has significance for many, but what does it really mean? Don't sacrifice for others; you may not get much appreciation for doing it anyway.

Religion dominating. The fear or wonder of God. Following a mystic path. Monuments to pain and suffering. Reminders of salvation and faith. Images of redemption. Isolation.

The Caution: Aloneness or sacrifice or yearning for it. Dogmatism. Being a scapegoat. Symbols that inspire guilt and anguish instead of love, acceptance and forgiveness.

Mercury symbolizes: Mind, thought, communication, memory, expression, intelligence. News, exchanges, chatting, conversations, short journeys, connections with others, telephones, emails, siblings, neighbors, the reasoning mind. Day-to-day activities. Cars, keys, small animals,


The Karmic Degree for Mercury is Virgo 1

IN A PORTRAIT, THE BEST OF A PERSON'S TRAITS AND CHARACTER ARE IDEALIZED

This Symbol shows projecting a desired image of yourself or others. Paintings, drawings, caricatures, profiles, portraits – all these are important hallmarks of people. However, the real thing is character. You may need to be a good judge of character and not just “read a book by its cover” = look deeply into people. However, at times, you may need to remind yourself of the true features of people or situations. Is the "true picture" of a person, the "Man's Features", presented and recognized. Do you look for the best but avoid undesirable factors? Is this working, or do you sometimes miss the truth?

Idealizing people or situations. Hair styles. Taking people at face value. Caricatures of people. Photography. Face reading. Identikit drawings. Profiles. Visual sense or cues.

The Caution: Not seeing people for who they are. Vanity. Misleading appearances. Preconceived ideas. Prejudice. Projections. Tagging with labels. Superficial judgments.


The Quest Degree for Mercury is Virgo 3

TWO GUARDIAN ANGELS BRINGING PROTECTION

This Symbol brings a strong sense that you are protected, guided and directed and therefore you will find the true path you must follow. Feeling good about your direction, and being protected builds your inner strength. You are never alone with this Symbol, always being looked after in times of stress or indecision. Your angels are with you, but you probably need to remember them and thank them for their guidance and influence in your life. With this degree there is often a sense of help arriving at just the right time or people showing up who have your best interests at heart, or, you rescuing others.

Connecting with inner guidance. Invisible protection. Salvation. Creative solutions to problems that seemed hopeless or lost. Counseling and advice. Security systems. Angels.

The Caution: Feeling lost and alone. Expecting that fate or someone will always pick up the pieces. Resisting help in order to hang onto your ‘wounds’. Victim status.




Venus is on Virgo 25

A FLAG AT HALF MAST IN FRONT OF A PUBLIC BUILDING

This Symbol points to recognition for a life well lived or for a notable contribution to society or someone in the public eye. This is about carrying a task through to completion, or, having the enormous desire to leave something, a legacy perhaps, to society that is worth commemorating or celebrating. It also signals a time for letting something go or knowing when to give up or let go. It shows recognition of what's been accomplished. A life may have been lost, or a project finished. This can produce a feeling that something has passed from your life. Grieving may be necessary, however so is assimilating what it took to get where you are, and for moving forward again into the future.

Public tribute and recognition. Walking away or leaving. Signs for all to see. Having the power to sway the masses. Obituaries. Public holidays. Taking time to grieve.

The Caution: Feeling an obligation to carry on without taking time to mourn loss. Denying your life in order to fulfill some social function. Hypocritical mourning.

Venus symbolizes: Relatedness, cooperation, what attracts you. The experience of sweetness, beauty or delight. Social interactions, love, friends, how you reach out to people. Feminine persona, relationship with mother and females. Money, possessions, sense of values.


The Karmic Degree for Venus is Virgo 24

MARY AND HER WHITE LAMB

This Symbol can show purity of motive and pure and wonderful relationships and friendships. However, it can also point to dependence or codependence where people can't stand to be separate. Hence, relationships may need to be assessed to see how healthy they actually are. The need for constant reassurance that everything is OK can be wearing and put a strain on those involved. Keeping a sense of innocence and purity will lift you up and out of any problems. Be loving and be there for others, but don't let things get out of hand as you could find yourself sewn at the hip with another and not able to get any free time for yourself.

Simple childlike innocence or pure escapism. Feeling stuck in a relationship. No room to move. Kindness. Friendship. Bonds between people or pets. Looking out for someone.

The Caution: Avoidance of the real picture. Naiveté. Doubting motives of others. Paranoia. Stalking. Doe-eyed attraction. Jealousy through favoritism. Being the black sheep.


The Quest Degree for Venus is Virgo 26

A BOY WITH A CENSER SERVES NEAR THE PRIEST AT THE ALTAR

This Symbol implies doing an apprenticeship or spending time with someone who knows about a skill, craft or profession, or, being in an authoritarian position with someone younger or less experienced who is rising up through the ranks, learning as they go. It doesn't matter what part you’re playing; even the smallest contribution is an important part of the whole. Give reverence and respect to everyday routines, and find hope renewed through the promise of what's to come in the future. Either your time is coming as you grow and mature and take a higher position in life, or, you’re handing over the reins to someone younger who’s prepared to carry on with the work.

Doing with silence and devotion. Participating in the toil, but not the glory. Altars and shrines. Incense and candles. Passing down wisdom and knowledge. Work experience.

The Caution: Dominated by spiritual hierarchy. Doing 'lesser things'. Avoiding responsibility. Imbalance of responsibility or rewards. Abuse of power. Exploiting the innocent.



Mars is on Gemini 15

TWO DUTCH CHILDREN TALKING AND STUDYING THEIR LESSONS TOGETHER

This Symbol shows that you should be able to feel relaxed and comfortable with friends and able to speak your own truth. There's a need for clarity and for those of like mind to communicate spontaneous and creative ideas with each other. Feeling cut off and isolated because your beliefs or language are different from other people can propel you to finding those you can share your thoughts or your 'studies' with. There is usually, or should be, at least one person around you who can give you advice or lend you an ear when you need to express yourself in your own unique way to someone who understands.

Sharing innocent and carefree thoughts and ideals. Exchanging views with like-minded individuals. Finding a soul mate. Chitchatting about everyday life. Talking for hours.

The Caution: Failing to communicate. Taking an unsophisticated viewpoint. Excluding others as not worthy. Societal or racial prejudice. ‘Hearing voices’ that don't make sense.

Mars symbolizes: : Drive, determination or agenda, how you get to your goals. How you express and handle anger, ambition, assertion of self and ability to step forward. The male principle, sexuality, the ability to step up to the plate when one needs to. Fight or flight.


The Karmic Degree for Mars is Gemini 14

TWO PEOPLE, AT WIDELY DIFFERENT POINTS, ARE IN CONVERSATION WITH EACH OTHER BY MEANS OF TELEPATHY

This Symbol speaks of psychic and clairvoyant communication with others and the ability to be able to pick up on what others are thinking. You can communicate with someone and it is not always necessary to be physically face-to-face, or on the phone or emailing them or the like. You can have bonds with people that are unaffected by distance or actually being in touch with each other. Let your heart tell you that you are always in their company and there is no need to feel alone. Keeping others in your mind and heart will communicate something to them, and probably they back to you.

Conquering space and time limitations. Psychic and mental communication. Sharing ideas. The ‘other person’ knowing what is felt or thought. Being on the same frequency.

The Caution: Blocking out psychic awareness because of fear. Manipulating others by subtle means. Mind and thought control. Feeling very separated by time and space.


The Quest Degree for Mars is Gemini 16

A WOMAN ACTIVIST ON A PLATFORM, IN AN EMOTIONAL SPEECH, DRAMATIZING HER CAUSE

This Symbol shows the need to be able to voice one’s needs, frustrations, emotions or demands without fear of being reprimanded. You may feel misunderstood and disadvantaged simply because of who you are or the position you hold. Even when you stand up for what you feel, you may strike resistance, partly due to others' ignorance. You must press your case or the status quo will remain. If the cause is just and your communications are clear, you will be heard by those who understand or resonate with what you are saying and your influence will spread.

Stating one's case. Revealing social passions. Being a mouthpiece for personal or social causes. Wanting people to listen and care. Taking it to the streets. Having a platform.

The Caution: Aggressively pressing opinions on the unwilling and disinterested. Rational or political structures overriding one's life. Throwing tantrums and yelling. Soapboxes.



Jupiter is on Cancer 9

A SMALL, NAKED GIRL BENDS OVER A SPARKLING POND TRYING TO CATCH A FISH

This Symbol speaks of naivety, innocence, beauty and delight in simple things. The young child is trying to grasp at things that seem elusive and fleeting. You may find yourself unable to grasp the meaning of some things that happen in your life, but still fascinated by what is unfolding. Keeping a sense of delight and fun while going after what you want is likely to ultimately bring you the satisfaction you desire. Your position is comparatively innocent and your perceptions are probably rather limited, still lessons will be learnt about what is and what is not possible. Innocently reaching out for experiences can bring rewards and beauty.

Curiosity. Infantile cravings. Fascination with the illusory, grasping at abstractions. Inexperienced sexuality. Childhood games. Objects that cannot be held or captured.

The Caution: Being distracted by simple irrelevancies. The frustration of not getting what one wants. Going after the "sparkling and shining things", no matter how based in reality.

Jupiter symbolizes: The big picture, expansion, exploration, aspirations, religious and philosophical ideals, issues to do with traveling, foreign lands, people and traditions, culture, education, generosity, luck, abundance, support, optimism. Insight through knowledge and wisdom.


The Karmic Degree for Jupiter is Cancer 8

A GROUP RABBITS DRESSED IN CLOTHES AND ON DIGNIFIED PARADE

This Symbol often signifies attempting to be or do more than one usually can, which can end up causing a leap ahead in abilities and possibilities. Being innovative can lead to bigger and better things. However, someone trying to be more than they really are ever capable of being may find that it's often difficult to disguise the attempt, as other people usually see through the ruse. However the effort of trying to advance may be appreciated and rewarded with their abilities taking leaps ahead. Projecting into the future a higher sense of being or forward thinking into a more intelligent, successful, higher form of life.

Emulation of higher forms. Procreation and having babies. Parading and being on parade. Dressing up. Popularity competitions. Operating on a sexual level. Outfits and uniforms.

The Caution: Pretending to be what one is not. Sublimating one's instinctual (or animal) needs to maintain a dignified, straight front to the world. Showing off. Deception.


The Quest Degree for Jupiter is Cancer 10

A LARGE DIAMOND IN THE FIRST STAGES OF THE CUTTING PROCESS

This Symbol implies the beginning stages of things that are becoming 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 jobs unfinished. Being afraid to take the first stab at a project or issue. Only seeing the flaws. Lacking social polish. Overprotective. Rough diamonds.



Saturn is on Capricorn 7

A VEILED PROPHET SPEAKS, SEIZED BY THE POWER OF A GOD

This degree implies disseminating information or knowledge; there are messages and they are coming from a deep source, or, from a place of authority. Still, it can be difficult to know whether it’s always the truth that is being spoken or that’s coming through. Look carefully for the signs – is it truth that you are being fed? With such power in one's words, we have to be careful about what we say as well as what we hear. This energy can be used for the good of all involved, or it can just lead people astray. Something to watch out for is blind acceptance of things you see or hear. This is a very powerful degree.

Hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion. Channeling and medium ship. Having insights that transport to a higher level. Empowerment. Translations. Prophets. Messages. Veils.

The Caution: Conscious manipulation. Propaganda. Mind control. Not owning up to all the elements of one's personality. Barging into other people's space or conversations.

Saturn symbolizes: Authority, rules, discipline and obligation The heavy stuff. What we fear, loss, karma, aging, the establishment, orthodoxy, tradition, status, the concept of time, walls, boundaries, limits, older people, restrictions, patience, conquering difficulties.


The Karmic Degree for Saturn is Capricorn 6

TEN LOGS LIE UNDER AN ARCHWAY LEADING TO DARKER WOODS

This Symbol shows being able to get past obstacles, to continue pushing forward even when events or people stand in your way. Sometimes, however, you may not know where you’re heading – is this the usual path or are you heading off onto a new one? One that’s more mysterious? You may feel as though you’re on a path that is difficult and mysterious. You may need to prepare for a journey into the unknown; it’s likely to be an important journey, one of destiny, but at times you may not know where it is leading to. Learning to be well prepared is part of the trick, as is the need to create some safeguards before continuing into the unknown.

Preparation for paths unknown. Getting past the past. Tenacity, stamina and energy preservation. Things to consider before moving deeper. Thresholds. Entrances.

The Caution: Fear of the unknown. Being afraid to make a move. Things blocked or obstructed. Getting lost in something. Venturing into dark places. The need for a guide.


The Quest Degree for Saturn is Capricorn 8

BIRDS IN THE HOUSE SINGING HAPPILY

This degree shows the spreading of joy, happiness and laughter to those around you. It also shows that music can lighten people’s spirits. Further, thinking positive thoughts, being loving and accepting of others are the hallmarks of this degree. Listening to the songs of birds can be rather magical and can bring spiritual messages. By expressing your pleasure you can lift the feelings of others and they will most likely join in the chorus, in some way. Even though there are a number of social rules to follow, that shouldn't bother you. This is a sign of sharing good feelings and happiness with all who enter your sphere of operations.

Being at one with everything. Music. Bird song. Birds. Happiness. Positive thinking. Singing. Entertaining others. Seeing the beauty in life. Chattering in the background.

The Caution: Idle chatter. Smug superiority. Not seeing the happiness inherent in everyday life. Loneliness. Feeling abandoned. Whining and complaining. Demanding.



Uranus is on Aries 16

BRIGHTLY CLAD BROWNIES DANCING IN THE WARM DYING LIGHT

The Brownies Symbol is a magical one and it shows that help, given or received, is always available, especially if you believe it and welcome assistance that’s offered. Sometimes your intuitive powers are at a real high but your physical energy may not be. You may be tired and in need of help to get everything done and a lot may be demanded of you. Have faith that there's often invisible assistance around you. You are always being guided and protected. Open your mind to possibilities and listen to the messages from within. Of course, you could be a ‘Brownie’ for someone else, assisting others when they need it.

Reveling in nature. Fairies and nature spirits. Believing in guides. The magic of dusk. Guidance and magic. Synchronicity and things that arrive in the nick of time. Elves.

The Caution: Self-delusions, not getting a true picture of what's happening in the “real-world”. Losing the plot. Neglecting responsibilities. Crying wolf. Always needing help.

Uranus symbolizes: The unexpected, things that are individual or 'different'. Charged, energetic dynamics, electricity, light, lightning bolts, sudden changes, those who live on the fringe of society. Sudden turns and twists of fate. Rebellion, surprises, liberation, freedom.


The Karmic Degree for Uranus is Aries 15

AN INDIAN WEAVING A BLANKET IN THE LIGHT OF THE SETTING SUN

This Symbol shows how the traditional skills of life can symbolize the story of both the past and the present. It shows the ability to take time out to create something that is not only useful, but contains the symbols of the story of your life, culture, skills, etc. Also, some things need doing, just because they need to be done. Taking the best materials and taking time to do the job well will ensure a sense of meaning and purpose in your life.

Weaving security and independence. The fabric of one's being. Traditional pastimes and skills. The warp and weft of life. Stories, especially those handed down. Making a living.

The Caution: Underestimating skills of self-expression in comparison with intellectual skills. Allowing dull routines to overcome you. Not knowing when to stop working.


The Quest Degree for Uranus is Aries 17

TWO PRIM SPINSTERS SITTING TOGETHER IN SILENCE

This Symbol shows that quiet withdrawal might be just what you need. However, it is easy to become isolated in conservative, albeit moral, ideas. You may find that there is only a select, restricted group with whom you wish to associate. There can be a quiet knowing that doesn’t need a lot of words or emotional displays. Just be wary that this false sense of security doesn't isolate you from change and growth. Unresolved issues can lead to stunted emotional responses. Look for opportunities to open up to new possibilities.

Loosen up emotional blockages. Holding onto one’s original identity. Not wanting to compromise because of social expectations. Relationships that have a quiet knowing.

The Caution: Emotional insulation. Refusing relationship. Pretending to be something. Disapproval of younger, more vital energies. Being fussy and judgmental.



Neptune is on Virgo 3

TWO GUARDIAN ANGELS BRINGING PROTECTION

This Symbol brings a strong sense that you are protected, guided and directed and therefore you will find the true path you must follow. Feeling good about your direction, and being protected builds your inner strength. You are never alone with this Symbol, always being looked after in times of stress or indecision. Your angels are with you, but you probably need to remember them and thank them for their guidance and influence in your life. With this degree there is often a sense of help arriving at just the right time or people showing up who have your best interests at heart, or, you rescuing others.

Connecting with inner guidance. Invisible protection. Salvation. Creative solutions to problems that seemed hopeless or lost. Counseling and advice. Security systems. Angels.

The Caution: Feeling lost and alone. Expecting that fate or someone will always pick up the pieces. Resisting help in order to hang onto your ‘wounds’. Victim status.

Neptune symbolizes: Mystical, "out there," spirituality and con artists. Dreams, mysteries, mystics and religious issues. Intuition, clairvoyance, seeing into the invisible. Addictive, chaotic, charming, deceptive, illusory, co dependent, sensory awareness.


The Karmic Degree for Neptune is Virgo 2

A LARGE WHITE CROSS DOMINATES THE LANDSCAPE

In the situation facing you, you may feel like you’re being treated like a scapegoat “hung out to dry”; punished for doing something or being different or special. Signposts and other expressions of faith have a powerful influence. Instead of having a “cross to bear’, we can work at realigning ourselves with our true desires and allegiances. This can lead to a stronger sense of purpose and spirituality, dissipating feelings of sacrifice, separation or loneliness. Believing that suffering is the way to salvation has significance for many, but what does it really mean? Don't sacrifice for others; you may not get much appreciation for doing it anyway.

Religion dominating. The fear or wonder of God. Following a mystic path. Monuments to pain and suffering. Reminders of salvation and faith. Images of redemption. Isolation.

The Caution: Aloneness or sacrifice or yearning for it. Dogmatism. Being a scapegoat. Symbols that inspire guilt and anguish instead of love, acceptance and forgiveness.


The Quest Degree for Neptune is Virgo 4

BLACK AND WHITE CHILDREN PLAYING HAPPILY TOGETHER

This Symbol shows the integration of people of different races, religions, economic status or places. You may find people from different or seemingly disparate or separate areas coming into your life, making it richer, more rewarding and interesting. Prejudice of any kind, whether religious or race based, economic or class systems, is an illusion based on social perception and excludes people that could add to our lives. Social perceptions can color how we see others and these need to be put aside. Rather, it's about embracing brotherhood and caring. The integration, acceptance and enjoyment of all people brings depth and meaning to life.

Universal brotherhood. Overcoming prejudices and boundaries. Knocking down social boundaries that separate people. Accepting people from anywhere. Affirmative action.

The Caution: Acting with morality that is swayed by public opinion. Not being able to adjust psychologically to situations that require creative responses. Racial prejudice.



Pluto is on Cancer 20

VENETIAN GONDOLIERS IN A SERENADE

This Symbol speaks of the pleasure of romance, singing, being serenaded – although a cliché in its form, it is still often special for the individual. This speaks of the ability to break out from the constraints of social expectations and to let your self float on the pleasure of romance. This is about finding ways to relate that satisfy emotional requirements. Don’t let doubts get in the way of sincere emotions. This is not exactly a time for seriousness; however don't be fooled by insincere charades; employ the ability to see behind the charades that people sometimes play.

Romantic fantasy. Emotional manipulation. Singing and music. Performances. Public speaking. Impressing people with the joy, romance and pleasure of fun. Winning people.

The Caution: Actions and statements masking what's real. Retreating into one's self. Saying what others want to get the right response. Superficial displays. Misplaced trust.

Pluto symbolizes: Unconscious motivation, depth psychology, precinct of deep history.


The Karmic Degree for Pluto is Cancer 19

A PRIEST PERFORMING A MARRIAGE CEREMONY

This Symbol speaks of the ability, or the necessity, of bringing people together so they may enjoy, grow and learn from each other. It turns out that the simplest expressions of the heart and mind often need to be acknowledged in a ritualistic performance so that we feel we are indulging in the customs and traditions of our society. There is a need for a sense of blessing from a higher power. Whether this is about an actual 'Marriage Ceremony', a hand-fasting ceremony, or some other kind of bonding ritual, there's a need for people to come together to make commitments and vows to each other.

Sanctified unity. Expressions of loyalty, sacred vows. Making levels of commitment. Psychoanalysis that binds and bonds people together. Accepting the shadow. Ceremonies.

The Caution: Rigidly following established rules at the expense of ways that have greater personal relevance. The forcing of people together. Bondage to social expectations.


The Quest Degree for Pluto is Cancer 21

A PRIMA DONNA SINGING

This Symbol speaks of talent and the ability to use it and bring it out into the open so that others may enjoy. The Prima Donna is number one at her art: she gets center stage and fills people with joy at the sound of her voice. You, too, may want to use your voice or talents to sway your audience or those listening, although you could find that others may brand you as demanding attention. You could find that your talents will be tested to their extreme, but, if you can open your heart and let your inhibitions go, then you will please your audience and fulfill yourself. Where there's a lot of voices, yours probably will be the one most listened to.

Powerful voice. Emotional dramatizations. Taking center stage. Messages that need to be heard for social reasons. Commanding attention. Having control and good timing.

The Caution: Overplaying one's role. Displaying noisily. Driving people to distraction. Not keeping quiet. Wanting everyone to listen or do what you want. Passions shown off.



Chiron is on Taurus 19

A NEW CONTINENT IS RISING OUT OF THE OCEAN

This Symbol shows the rising of a new place, a place to be, a new country or somewhere to strive for a new life. It implies that you can find that extra spark to create a brand new, original opportunity. This pictures the beginning of something that holds enormous potential for the future. There is much work to be done developing this into something fertile and productive. A whole new field of activity is coming to light. What you have done in the past has led you to this, but these new beginnings need to be met with a fresh sense of purpose and possibility.

Enormous potentiality emerging. Sudden eruptions of talent or fields of endeavor. New trends and ways of being. Atlantis and ancient underwater cities. Foreign nations.

The Caution: Continually seeking 'new worlds' – not finding a place and cooperation in the existing one. Moving on constantly without finishing up with the old. Fickleness.

Chiron symbolizes: Our wounds and it is known as The Wounded Healer, it also shows The Stories That We Tell Ourselves, it is where we have to focus on healing, it can show things that are out of shape or misplaced or in need of repair.


The Karmic Degree for Chiron is Taurus 18

A WOMAN AIRING AN OLD BAG THROUGH A SUNNY WINDOW TO GIVE IT AIR AND SUNSHINE

This Symbol speaks of clearing up clutter, washing and purifying and bringing air and light to situations. It often symbolizes psychotherapy and other self-help disciplines that cleanse and purify the mind, emotions and soul. There is often the need to clean out your cupboards, along with your old habits and routines. By keeping everything in your inner self, you can cause a clutter that is restricting. Bring these things to the outer world and see if they are still relevant in the light of day, discarding those that don't measure up.

Scrubbing clean and airing out. Psychoanalysis. Past life regressions or memories. Renewal. Throwing out the old, outworn or outlived. Renovations. Letting sunshine in.

The Caution: Expecting others to take responsibility for cleaning up and airing out. Old, outworn things and memories. Endless chatter about things that should be forgotten. Mold.


The Quest Degree for Chiron is Taurus 20

WISPS OF CLOUDS, LIKE WINGS, ARE STREAMING ACROSS THE SKY

This Symbol implies a sense of moving forward quickly, possibly without feeling grounded or anchored to the realities of what’s going on around you. You may feel driven forward, almost out of your control, but you run the risk of either going past things too quickly, or tiring as you try to resist the push forward. Let superficial excitements affect you and then be prepared to go back and sort out details later. This is a wonderful degree, but you may need to slow down and take notice of what’s going on and not be so eager to escape.

Fleeting opportunities or inspiration. Feeling things 'in the wind'. Changes in the weather. Thinking on your feet. Going full tilt towards things in the future. Messages in clouds.

The Caution: Too much importance on doing things quickly. Wasting energy on nonessentials. Unstoppable progress. Destructive development. Haste makes waste.



North Node is on Aries 28

A LARGE AUDIENCE

This Symbol shows a sense of being an observer or a spectator, sometimes more than being a participant. You may have an inner critic that analyses things. In fact you might feel as though you, or someone else, have failed and left something wanting. But how much is this because too much was expected in the first place? The ‘Audience’ sometimes only remembers the last performance, so get up and try again. Be aware that you may be your own ‘audience’. Do you feel that things have or haven’t lived up to expectations? Are you missing out through negative projections? Perhaps your need to feel satisfied, to perform or be fulfilled should be more realistic.

Adjustment of expectations. Living through the responses of others. Battling to get a spot. Responses to creative activities. Relying on feedback. Being a spectator. The need to inspire.

The Caution: Feeling sorry because of defeat or frustration. A lot of people feeling emotionally 'wiped-out'. Shattering of illusions. Refusal of entry. Not getting a seat.

North Node symbolizes: This is known as quite a 'karmic point' (although all planets and points in a chart can be'karmic'). One's destiny in this life. The things you are meant to integrate, move towards, become. Destined relationships and relationship issues can show up here.


The Karmic Degree for true Node is Aries 27

THROUGH IMAGINATION, A LOST OPPORTUNITY IS REGAINED

This Symbol shows the talent or the ability to be able to use inner creative energy to revitalize ideas or opportunities that seemed to be lost. Whatever it is that you need to do, believe that it is possible and create an image in your mind and you will most likely succeed at gaining it or recovering it. Always take heart; there is energy here to recapture things that seemed to be lost. Visualizing what you want, allowing time and watching for it to manifest can bring astounding results. Sometimes, however, the “lost opportunities regained” are in a different form than we had first imagined.

Creative imagination and visualization. Hope renewed. Second chances. Last minute reprieves. Being forgiven or pardoned. Imagineering. Making up for losses.

The Caution: Relying on self pity which denies using the imagination to recover situations. Not noticing the solutions to problems. Going over and over lost opportunities.


The Quest Degree for true Node is Aries 29

THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES

This Symbol speaks of the beauty of music and harmony and it is particularly intuitive. It doesn't matter if things are going well or not, if you are in tune with the inner voice, this can show an inner accord with your path. Savor the lessons that come and know that everything happens in its own time and you’ll grow in wisdom. ‘The Music of the Spheres’ can show attuning to the messages of astrology, numerology, mathematics and science. Sing, tune into the planets, listen to music, dance and celebrate life.

Voices bringing messages. Music, harmonies, chords, keys, octaves. Circadian rhythms. Days of the week. The planets speaking. The measuring and the passing of time.

The Caution: Inflating rational ideas to appear to be inspired thought. Delusion or enlightenment? Getting lost in abstractions. Loving only the sound of one’s own voice.



South Node is on Libra 28

A PERSON ALONE IN DEEP GLOOM. UNNOTICED, ANGELS ARE COMING TO THEIR AID

This Symbol shows help, encouragement and assistance coming when one is most in need of it. There can be an inclination to depression with this degree, but it seems that, particularly if faith is employed, there is always some redeeming event or someone helpful turns up and the “Gloom” is dispersed and the light returns to one’s life; there is a realization that things are getting better. It will dawn on you that you are being helped in some way; 'Angels' come to aid those who need them. Don't be afraid to ask for assistance. Have hope, faith, trust and work on changing your attitude and watch hope return.

Realizing you are not alone. Awareness of spiritual help. Angels, friends, helpers. Changes in the weather. Salvation versus depression. Counselors. People who lend a hand.

The Caution: Unrealistic reliance on spiritual agencies or help from others. Gloom. Not recognizing joy. Being alone and forgotten. Refusing help. Up one minute and down the next.

South Node symbolizes: Past karmic patterns to be overcome, can be habits that are good, but can describe things, relationships, issues that you need to let go of, or, hold you back from manifesting your true destiny. Relationships that feel karmic and difficult, memories from the past.


The Karmic Degree for SouthNode is Libra 27

AN AIRPLANE SAILS HIGH IN THE BRIGHT CLEAR SKY

This Symbol shows the ability to transcend strife and rise above issues. You can feel above situations and are being carried away and beyond the mundane towards something completely new. You can sail above issues and avoid more everyday, down-to-earth problems. Having a calm, objective and somewhat detached way of observing life reveals a lot to you. Don't, however, get so far above things that you feel removed entirely from what’s really going on in reality. This won't help when you need to employ practical solutions or have a need to really deal with life and its ramifications.

Transcending difficulties. Optimism that knows no bounds. Having a bird's eye view. Airplanes, birds, flight. Roller-coaster rides. The need for navigation. Objectivity.

The Caution: Difficulty seeing the details of what's going on. Escape from reality. Running out of fuel. Egoism. Playing with gravity. Disconnection from the real world.


The Quest Degree for SouthNode is Libra 29

MANKIND'S VAST ENDURING EFFORT FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFERABLE FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION

This Symbol speaks of handing knowledge down through the ages so that the wisdom and teaching are not lost and people in successive generations may benefit from studying or knowing it. There is, or needs to be, an outreaching to others through awareness with this degree. Of course, there is always more to wisdom than just knowing; it’s what's done with knowledge that creates wisdom. It is through knowledge and understanding that we can bridge the gap between ourselves and others and ensure that valuable lessons and insights are available to all.

Interpreting and conveying ideas. Teaching by example. Wisdom of the ancestors. Knowledge handed down. Books. The spoken word. The gift of wisdom and insight.

The Caution: Belief that one knows it all. Fundamentalism. Doing what's always been done, regardless of why. Reliance on tradition. Snobbery and elitism. Burning books.



Asc is on Gemini 3

THE CHARMING COURT LIFE AT THE GARDEN OF THE TUILERIES IN PARIS

This Symbol speaks of enjoying the finer things in life; luxury, big estates, good food, beautiful gardens, a fabulous social life and mixing with the elite of society. This implies enjoying the rewards of self confidence and authority that you and others have developed and achieved. This does not make you greater or better than others, but the work you've done entitles you to a little luxury, comfort and prestige. Are you relaxed and comfortable enough to be able to sit back and join in with others and enjoy it all?

A loving of tradition. Cultivation of beautiful forms. Symmetry of form shown at its best. Gardens. Statues and fountains. Good food and bottles of wine. Polite society. Politics.

The Caution: Behaving in an elitist fashion. Being bossy. Snobbery that separates people. Being spoiled and shallow. Expecting others to do everything. Class-consciousness.

Asc symbolizes: Rising sign, the constellation of your identity and health. Your physical body. The mask you wear that you show others. What you project out into the world. Your connection with the physical plane.


The Karmic Degree for Asc is Gemini 2

A NERVOUS GENTLEMAN, DRESSED IN AN ELABORATE SANTA CLAUSE COSTUME, IS FILLING CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS FURTIVELY

This Symbol often describes people who are into giving gifts and dishing out the good things in life to others. The question is: are you the giver or the receiver? Regardless, there are gifts given or received. Those who are giving will probably try to make it a surprise. Be gracious and accept those things you both give and receive, but realize that some could be suspecting what’s really going on as it may not always be clear what the intentions are behind the act. In fact, it can show someone sneaking around, somewhat like 'Santa Claus', in an effort to achieve something while no one is looking.

Wishes fulfilled. Longing for superficial gratification. Gifts dispensed. Receiving gifts from unknown sources. Sudden surprises. Secret affairs. Quick getaways. Charity.

The Caution: Hiding. Futile pretense. Concealing one's true intentions. Trying to

get away with something. Shoplifting. Plundering other people's possessions. Being light fingered.


The Quest Degree for Asc is Gemini 4

HOLLY AND MISTLETOE BRING CHRISTMAS SPIRIT TO A HOME

This Symbol speaks of sharing the joys of family and celebrations. There regularly comes a time when we need to reconnect with loved ones, family, or, in a larger sense, humanity, to discover the strengths and joys in the cultural and religious bonds that hold us together. Even though we may live our lives primarily as separate entities, this bond can serve to strengthen each and every participant. Remembering each other periodically helps to keep our connections strong and it reinforces our sense of spirit and belonging.

Social celebrations of the spirit. The fundamentals of belonging. Celebrations of family and friends. The value of community. Simple gestures for each other. Gifts. Christmas.

The Caution: Superficial tricks or performance to achieve happiness or meaning. Scrooge mentality. Neglecting family. The silly season, its stresses and strains. Loneliness.



Dsc is on Sagittarius 3

TWO MEN PLAYING CHESS

This Symbol shows the ability, or the necessity, to indulge in strategic games, arguments or competitions. There can be a strong sense of knowing how to maneuver situations in order to come out on top, with an eye to possible outcomes. There's a need to be thoughtful and cautious, taking into account the wider picture. Impulsive acts with no forward planning can be risky. It probably pays to not show your weak side, but do everything with the possible objective of winning. It can be difficult to relax in competitive environments; one often feels that they can't let their guard down because they might be taken advantage of. Take one step at a time and move with purpose and forethought.

Strategic competition. Seeing the picture several moves ahead. Trying to knock out the opponent. Arguments. Court battles. War strategies. Matching wits. Lawyers. Divorce.

The Caution: Depending on pure luck. Underestimating the opponent's skill or strategy.

Bickering and trying to get the better. Wanting to slay the opponent. Not knowing when to stop.

Dsc symbolizes: The 'others' in your life, marriage partners, how you relate with people, the place of partners and relationships. Projections onto others, the need to own's own energies, can describe your enemies or difficulties in relating


The Karmic Degree for Dsc is Sagittarius 2

THE OCEAN COVERED WITH WHITECAPS

This Symbol implies getting whipped up about things, often out of proportion to what’s really going on OR staying calm and centered when events or people are getting out of control and making a big deal out of situations. You may find that surface emotions get whipped up and this can led to concerns that are disproportionate to the depth of the situation. Emotions, intelligence and situations probably have a far deeper sense of strength and permanence than it may seem. Get below the surface where things are calmer and more stable. However, don’t withdraw completely as you could find it hard to surface and show your true feelings.

Mobilization of energy and emotions. Safety in deeper, secure layers of responses. Energy that needs an outlet. Churning thoughts. Flighty and changeable. Drama queens.

The Caution: Getting fussed and irritable over nothing or at least very little. Nervousness. Overblown reactions. Responding too readily. Gathering gloom. Fussed and irritable.


The Quest Degree for Dsc is Sagittarius 4

A LITTLE CHILD LEARNING TO WALK WITH THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF PARENTS

This Symbol implies the necessity of those older to be teachers, exemplars or guides to the younger or less experienced. The “Child” needs the “Encouragement” of “Parents” in order to feel supported or guided. At times, you are likely to fulfill the roles of child or parent to others. You may be moving into new phases of learning that, despite all your previous experience, are surprisingly difficult. Patience and step-by-step progress is needed, as is a guiding hand and a kind word or two. There may be those around you that don't take your difficulties or responsibility seriously, but your struggles will pay off, particularly if you care and share.

Genuine progress. Instinctive determination. Feeling mother earth under your feet. Taking delight in the smallest progress. Teachers, parents, children. Driving schools.

The Caution: Relying on skills that are not mastered. Not taking the initiative. Preferring being at risk rather than accepting help. Being left alone. Tripping others up. Abandonment.



MC is on Aquarius 10

A PERSON WHO HAD FOR A TIME BECOME THE EMBODIMENT OF AN IDEAL IS MADE TO REALIZE THAT AS A PERSON THEY ARE 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.

MC symbolizes: Your status and career. How you, and others, see you out there in the world and the role that you play. Parents, whether mother or father, issues show up here.


The Karmic Degree for MC is Aquarius 9

A FLAG IS SEEN TURNING INTO AN EAGLE

This Symbol shows speaking about your ideals and passions and spreading the message far and wide. You can have powerful messages of serious ideals, sometimes political, sometimes not. One can see a “Flag” and salute it – or not. It usually depends on what the flag signifies. Your ideas, ideals, gifts, talents, inventions, realizations are all your “Flag”. To release these into the environment is the “Turning Into an Eagle”; taking off and flying allows the energy to be released. You may find that you are no longer just projecting an image, but true power. You could feel like you've been reborn – having had some amazing realization or insight.

Turning away from having to prove oneself. Rising above the commonplace. Ascension. Rebirth. Shouting joy from the treetops. Sharing with others. High flight. Visions. Flags.

The Caution: Full blown patriotism. Forcefully displaying beliefs. Bragging. Advertising and propaganda. Blowing one's horn. Ramming one’s conviction at others. Non-stop talk.


The Quest Degree for MC is 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.



IC is on Leo 10

EARLY MORNING DEW SALUTES THE SUNLIGHT

This Symbol shows the relief, joy and motivation that can come from going through cold and difficult times, even dark struggles, and waking up to things being “sunnier”, warmer and full of promise. This is a time when the "air" (the newly awakened mind) is crisp and the "ground" (the refreshed and renewed body) readies itself for a new round of activity. The rewards may be transitory, so enjoy the good times and salute the more difficult periods as times of testing and learning. The nights may seem very long but there is always the reward of dawn as the sun rises again on a brand new day.

Refreshment after 'the long night of the soul'. Dawn meditations bringing inspiration. Awakening energies signaling new beginnings. Changing emotions. Counseling.

The Caution: Not letting go of difficult situations. Persisting with problems that have been solved. Feeling that the worst is going to happen all the time. Depression.

IC symbolizes: Your home, family, can be mother and father, your sense of self in terms of private life, where you come from, your roots.


The Karmic Degree for IC is Leo 9

GLASS BLOWERS SHAPE BEAUTIFUL FORMS WITH THEIR CONTROLLED BREATHING

This Symbol shows situations where one can make beautiful creations, spiritually or creatively, that spring from deep within your self. Whatever you’re attempting, using your inner spiritual energies can shape your creations into something worthwhile. It is through controlled use of these energies that you will be able to craft things to be the way you want. Hurrying or pushing things can lead to less than desirable outcomes. Care needs to be taken; the work needs to be done with precision in order for it to take shape and be pleasing to you and others.

Breathing life into creations. Creating beautiful forms. Prana. Singing, performing. Rebirthing. Buteyko breathing methods. Breath meditations. Artists. Glass. Lungs.

The Caution: Failing to take proper care or concentration. Distortions of the truth. Asthma. Smoking too much. Not caring about outcomes or consequences. Controlling.


The Quest Degree for IC is Leo 11

CHILDREN ON A SWING IN THE SAFETY OF A HUGE OAK TREE

This Symbol shows the need, or the desire, to be protected, to have a safe, fun place to be and live where life is carefree and to be enjoyed. It is easier to relax into carefree, child-like play when your protection, safety and security are ensured. You may feel like some relief from responsibility, or you may provide this umbrella of protection for others. There is a need to be safe in the knowledge that everything will remain secure. It is good to keep in touch with the innocence and openness of youthful attitudes. Oak trees infer enormous inner strength, dependability and protection from the harsh realities of life.

Creativity in safe surroundings. Social security and other governmental protection (or the lack of them). Being able to stay in one place. Taking time off. Child protection. Fun.

The Caution: Expecting others to take responsibility while one just plays. Feeling disadvantaged. Lack of protection. No place to feel safe. Not wanting to grow up.


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