The Sun On The Two People Playing Chess Degree: Sagittarius 3
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun today is Sagittarius 3: TWO MEN PLAYING CHESS
It’s interesting to note that a lot of situations have people tiptoeing around, trying not to have things explode. Chess is a game of taking the other out, but one has to be careful – in taking someone else out, one could put themselves at risk… sometimes at great personal risk. This Symbol, though, can show a wonderful ability to see several steps ahead – strategies are important. You can see this degree unfolding in the situation in St Louis – I hope that peace prevails.
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 win or come out on top, often with an eye to possible outcomes. Often, 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, in some way. 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.