The Sun On Virgo 23: The Lion-Tamer
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun is Virgo 23: A LION-TAMER RUSHES FEARLESSLY INTO THE CIRCUS ARENA – the Sun moved onto this degree about 16 hours ago – it has about 8 hours to run… brings to mind what’s going on in the UK and Australia. Some days you eat the lion, some days the lion eats you…
This Symbol implies having the talent, skills, training and discipline to be able to tame wild energies like those of a “Lion”. It is not that you need to extinguish powerful emotions and energies, but by skillfully manipulating what’s going on, these very wild emotions and energies will perform in a way that makes you the victor. Self-discipline and mastery are needed, along with being well rehearsed for what you are doing. There’s a need to put fear behind you and to go for it – perhaps rushing in where angels fear to tread. The question is: How trained are you and prepared for the consequences?
Faith and courage. Sublimating animal instincts. Control. Fearlessness. Professionalism. Training. Adrenaline rushes. Restrained passion. Superheroes. Holding the whip.
The Caution: Needing to be in control. Showing off and boasting. Plunging in, physically or emotionally. Overplaying abilities. Taking on anything and anyone. Not being well rehearsed.