The Sun on The Invisibility Cloak: Cancer 25 Trine Mars on The X-Ray Photograph: Scorpio 25
The Sun, for the next 24 hours, is on Cancer 25: A LEADER OF MEN WRAPPED IN AN INVISIBLE CLOAK OF POWER – this is a very interesting degree as it can bring so many rewards, but, can also bring an enormous level of responsibility. One has to employ a calm, considered and confident face to the world, all the while not drawing too much attention – particularly from the wrong quarters.
So much is happening on the world stage now, from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Turkey, and, indeed, Europe and out to the entire middle east. Political events, with their ramifications, allegiances, surprises, shifts and changes, etc, are demanding that ‘Leaders Of Men’ stand up and be counted. Some, of course, throw their weight around, others work quietly behind the scenes while others have to find their equilibrium in amongst the enormous social upheavals that are going on – and, in our own lives, the things that *we* are going through.
The following is my interpretation from my book The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word, and unlimited power. Ashleigh Brilliant
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. Harold S. Geneen
A leader is best when people barely know he exists. Witter Bynner
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln
Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package. Harry Emerson Fosdick
It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence. Mahatma Gandhi
A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words. Phillips Brooks
Commentary: ‘A Leader of Men Wrapped in an invisible Cloak of Power’ is an image of someone who has the charisma, leadership or position that implies great authority and responsibility. Often these things need to be handled carefully, having a lot of ‘Power’ can lead to corruption and abuse of privileges. As this pictures a ‘Leader of Men’, this person must work for the good of the whole – not purely for personal advantage.
Oracle: There comes a time for most of us when we have to rise to the occasion as someone in charge or as a decision maker. Whatever the situation, there is a need to accept that you, or someone else, has this level of ‘Power’, and this must be used and wielded wisely. You have an unavoidable obligation to accept responsibility and respond rationally. It may be that you have not sought out this ‘Power’ or position of ‘Leadership’. It can feel as though it has been thrust on you, but you have been placed in this position and you need to understand and accept the consequences. This Symbol can also mean the abdication or giving away of your power to others – people who seem stronger or more in charge than yourself. The responsibility of it can be refused and handed on. Alternatively, if someone is abusing their authority, others can be roused to remove this ‘Cloak’ or “mantle”, thereby stripping them of their authority or control. Positively, the ‘Invisible Cloak of Power’ can be something that lands in one’s lap, and must be responded to with responsibility and acceptance. We can all be our own “gurus”—taking on our own sense of strength and ability. Sometimes we can find this out through the agency of someone else. Don’t wait for somebody to tell you of your ability—believe in your ‘Power’ and act on it. Wearing a special shawl or ‘Cloak’ can work wonders to attract power and energy.
Keywords: Leadership and its honors and responsibilities. Powerful descent of energies taking over one’s being. Feeling invincible—one can do nothing wrong. Hugging and being hugged. Sore shoulders. Shawls and cloaks that empower or cover-up. Gurus. Quiet, unassuming strength. Charisma, strength and presence. Beautiful coats. Furs. Huge personalities.
The Caution: Shows of superiority. Presuming oneself to be more than one is. Megalomania. Abuse of power. Not owning one’s magnificence. Having the weight of the world on your shoulders. People on power trips. Lording it over others. Being pushy.
Mars is in a supportive trine aspect with the Sun. This can be very rewarding in many ways, it can provide impetus and push, more ambition and more energy, or, it can lead to people wanting to assert themselves more and more. This aspect, with the Sabian Symbols for Mars and the Sun combined, can bring about breakthroughs in understanding, particularly if you’ve been wanting answers to questions. And don’t we all? 🙂
Mars is on Scorpio 25: AN X-RAY PHOTOGRAPH HELPS WITH THE DIAGNOSIS – looking for answers can provide fabulous insights all the way up to making you crazy.
A smart mother makes often a better diagnosis than a poor doctor. August Bier
The doctors X-rayed my head and found nothing. Dizzy Dean—US baseball player
Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous. Bill Moyers
Life is uncharted territory. It reveals its story one moment at a time. Leo Buscaglia
To him that watches, everything is revealed. Italian Proverb
DIAGNOSIS, n. A physician’s forecast of the disease by the patient’s pulse and purse. Ambrose Bierce
If you don’t ask the right questions, you don’t get the right answers. A question asked in the right way often points to its own answer. Asking questions is the ABC of diagnosis. Only the inquiring mind solves problems. Edward Hodnett
If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough. Robert Capa
Commentary: An ‘X-ray Photograph Helps With The Diagnosis’ of some ailment, dilemma or situation. The ‘X-ray Photograph’ allows things to be revealed that otherwise would not be seen or understood. The American Heritage Dictionary defines ‘Diagnosis’ as: “The act or process of identifying or determining the nature and cause of a disease or injury through evaluation of patient history, examination, and review of laboratory data.” It pierces through external layers to the core of things to show what’s really there or what’s really going on. This can allow for remedies to be decided and healing to be set in motion.
Oracle: You may be in need of a deeper understanding of your situation. There’s quite possibly the impulse to peel away the layers of the situation, using the emotions or the intellect. What is needed or wanted to be known, and what is being done to reveal the reality or structure of the situation that is facing you? Talking to others may be necessary, as they can help reflect to you what is really going on from an uninvolved perspective. Looking somewhere “inside” for clues can bring issues to light that otherwise would have gone undetected. An ‘X-ray’ is able to see through layers into the structures of things, it cuts through extraneous, or unnecessary, details to get to the heart of the matter to find out what’s going on. We can use our minds to the same effect; with a clever ‘Diagnosis’ we can delve into things to find solutions and remedies. Likewise, a ‘Photograph’ can freeze life in one moment of time. These “snapshots” can show us many things and can answer questions that may have otherwise long gone unanswered. Someone in this story can be feeling that it is impossible to hide anything as someone is scrutinizing every move that’s made. Look deeply, you’ll come up with a ‘Diagnosis’.
Keywords: Penetrating insight. Piercing through external appearances. Pure understanding. Incredible insight and revelations. Having the eyes to see. X-ray machines, spying, detective work. Reaching conclusions. Evaluations. Photographs. Negatives. Radiation. X-ray vision. Expensive and up-to-date equipment. Chemotherapy. Mammograms. Scanning equipment. Finding causes. Paparazzi.
The Caution: Disregarding the flesh on the outside-the humanity of people. Invading other people’s psychic or intellectual space. Undressing or revealing people through subtle manipulation. Always being intense and dissatisfied with the easy, or obvious, answers.
It seems that, for many, there’s a need to see through the invisibility cloak in order to sort out issues of the right use of power.