The Sun On Aquarius 5: A Council Of Ancestors Have Been Called To Guide A Man
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. Plutarch
Others have done it before me. I can, too. Corporal John Faunce
Behind every able man, there are always other able men. Chinese Proverb
I write to keep in contact with our ancestors and to spread truth to people. Sonia Sanchez
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing is to supply light and not heat. Woodrow Wilson
Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor. Laurence J. Peter
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner. Douglas Adams
Some families can trace their ancestors back three hundred years, but can’t tell you where their children were last night. Anonymous
The Sun is on Aquarius 5 – one of the degrees that really stand out to me. There can be a sense of energies flowing to and through us. We can feel that the wisdom of the ancients surrounds us, we can sense their presence, their guidance, their knowledge.
The following is my interpretation from my book The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom.
Aquarius 5: A COUNCIL OF ANCESTORS HAS BEEN CALLED TO GUIDE A MAN
Commentary: The ‘Council of Ancestors Has Been Called to Guide a Man’ implies faith, trust and hope in the wisdom and understanding of those who have gone before. The wisdom of the ‘Council of Ancestors’ is often invoked in tribal spiritual practice. With this Symbol, whenever there is a need for guidance, wisdom or knowledge, whether it is in the present or from the spirit world, the energy of the elders can ‘Guide’ us. This ‘Guidance’ often comes from the ‘Ancestors’ who have passed on, but can also originate from the knowledgeable ones that are still among us.
Oracle: This Symbol reflects the energy and influence that is always available to us through spiritual practice, meditation and the willingness to seek help. You will find you are strengthened by the wisdom of precedent; that which has gone before. There is so much understanding available through the experienced elders and this is what needs to be tapped, experienced, followed and honored in some way. The ‘Council of Ancestors’ holds a storehouse of knowledge and experience and this image suggests that they are being called on to lead and ‘Guide’ you. An issue out of the past may need to be brought to the present day and this can secure much needed guidance and protection. Those who are older and probably wiser in some measure have something valuable to teach us and the time is probably right for this to come through now. However, sometimes things from the past really belong in the past. What the truth of the matter really is needs to be assessed by those involved. Whatever, getting the “authorities” on your side will help you achieve what you want. Listening and learning from those above will lead, one day, to you being able to take charge in your own good time. Sooner or later, you may find yourself invited to join this ‘Council’, taking your own place of authority.
Keywords: Inner knowledge. Instruction. Direct tap roots to deep sources of energy. Karmic connections with the past. The place one comes from. Ancient wisdom versus “old fogies”. Parents and grandparents. Families and family lineage. Proving bloodlines. Committees, boards and councils. Memories of those who’ve gone before. The Akashic records.
The Caution: Reliance on conservatism. Obsolete boards of authority. Not being able to move with the times. Needing the nod of approval from others to validate what one’s doing. Not being free to do what one wants. Having to please the elders in some way. Bound by family or past-life karma. Nagging negativity. Old fashioned views that limit expansion.