The Sun On Taurus 5: The Widow At An Open Grave
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun is Taurus 5: A YOUTHFUL WIDOW, FRESH AND SOUL-CLEANSED FROM GRIEF, KNEELS AT AN OPEN GRAVE TO RECEIVE THE SECRET OF ETERNAL LIFE
Listening to the radio as I drove today, the focus was on the ANZACs and their sacrifice and tales of their death, etc. I also heard that it is the centenary of the Armenian genocide and there was details (mostly extremely distressing) about that. I also heard about planned suicide (euthanasia), and, I saw a very old black, vintage looking hearse that was driving beside me for some time.
I find this degree very evocative… as mentioned earlier, it is the degree of the Sun every year on ANZAC day.
I did a lecture at a conference in New Zealand at Lake Taupo – I think it was 1995 – on the Sabian Symbols. A lovely English lady, living in NZ, was sitting at the back of the room with her daughter. She asked me if one could calculate their numerology from their name and look up the relevant Symbol. I said that one could, but, unless you have a lot of letters in your name, you are going to end up with the signs Aries Taurus, Gemini as it would be difficult to get a higher score than that. I went back to my talk and then she and her daughter burst into laughter. I stopped speaking and asked what was happening – “come on, you have to share”, I said. The woman said she’d added up the letters in her name and it came to 35 – Taurus 5 – The Widow At The Open Grave. They were both laughing quite loudly. I asked what was funny about that and she said that her husband had built her coffin and it was in the garage and every time she came into or left the house she would see it. I said that that was nice of him and she said “oh, he built one for himself as well”… she said there two coffins were standing up, side-by-side in the garage.
Life is stranger than fiction. I said that I would want to take both of the coffins out onto the lawn and set fire to them.
This Symbol speaks of things from the past that sometimes block progress in the present or the future. Don’t let loss beckon you to give up and throw everything away. There must always be a time to grieve, but what is lost is lost and cannot be regained by losing yourself. Know when it’s time to fill in the grave and let go, whether it’s literally letting go of people who have passed away or have disappeared from your life in order to move on. Gather up your energies and move towards new objectives letting go of the old.
Letting go of relationships and things that no longer work. Purging the past. Gradual realization of the illusion of matter. The passage of grief. Redundancies.
The Caution: Wasting time staring at lost opportunities. Grudges and hard feelings that last much longer than they have to. Divorce and loss and the grief that can ensue.