The Sun On Gemini 10: An Airplane Performing A Nosedive
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun is Gemini 10: AN AIRPLANE DIVES TOWARD THE EARTH AS THOUGH FALLING – or, A PLANE PERFORMING A NOSE DIVE
If you feel you’ve lived this a lot lately (or seen me posting about it a lot) – it’s because Mercury passed direct over it several days ago and then sat on it these last few days. Further, Mars passed over it and now the Sun… we have seen a lot of ‘nosediving’ lately – whether it’s emotionally, physically or mentally… (not sure what the mentally component of it is unless it’s just somehow taking big risks OR losing control OR both).
This situation implies an ability to be able to play with and defy gravity while maintaining a sense of being in control and able to pull out of difficult situations. Your situation may seem to be heading for disaster, but perhaps you can still be in control, and, at the right moment, you’ll be able to pull out of the nosedive and save the day. The question is: do you really always have an adequate grip on the controls? Are you, or is someone else, actively working against people’s best interests? Imagine yourself regaining control, physical, mentally, emotional or spiritually and pull yourself out of the nose dive and you’ll become stronger and will enjoy the experience at the same time.
Plunging into experiences without thought of ramifications. If you become conscious you may be protected (and saved) at the last moment. Daredevil stunts. Depression.
The Caution: Refusing help even though disaster is imminent. Free falls, defying gravity and the consequences. Shakeups. Neglect of physical realities. Crashing and burning.
The thing with this is the seemingly ever-present Neptune on Pisces 10: AN AVIATOR IN THE CLOUDS – as I’ve mentioned quite a few times lately, this is a killer combination (for good or not so good)… Gemini 10 – the Nosedive degree and Pisces 10 – The Aviator In The Clouds degree – is quite the square – and extraordinary, given that Elsie Wheeler did not know what degrees she was giving the individual Symbols to – it was done in a ‘double-blind experiment’. Amazing!!
We know how Neptune can cloud visibility – it can have us wondering around in a maze, in a fog… it can also have us coming up with creative, clever and innovative ideas… the trick is to navigate it all and it can feel like swimming in pea soup.
This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be able to stay on one’s course while not allowing distractions or difficult or confusing issues to deter you from getting to your destination. There will be times in your life that you need to rise above and transcend the more nitty-gritty realities of earthly existence and its difficulties, just be aware that you may not be seeing the complete picture very clearly sometimes. If you take special notice, you may be able to see through illusions, seeing past the surface appearances to things that others miss. You may be able to rely on your creative or intellectual skills to take you above and beyond those things that others have to deal with. You may just be evading the real truth.
Sailing through difficulties. The need for accurate navigation. Being in charge of the controls. Seeking higher truths. Mastery. Flight. Navigation. Maps. Compasses. Pilots.
The Caution: Escaping responsibilities. Isolating oneself. Drugs and alcohol abuse. Avoiding reality. Unearthed. Unrealistic expectations. Missing the point. Evasive.
So, how to navigate this? One day at at time at the moment… We’ve just had Mercury retrograde occupying this space and now the Sun… we also had Mars doing the same thing…
Now, we have Mars on the degree that Mercury went retrograde. More on that in another post.
BTW, just as I finished writing this, I heard the sound of a plane off in the distance – I don’t often hear it here where I am in Avalon – but there it was…