Time For Rewriting The Book And Taking Charge: The Sun Transiting Over – Aries 9, 10 and 11
The Sun is on Aries 9 and will be on this degree for the next 24 hours. As I am writing this, it is 8.41 pm n Sydney, 5.42 am in Washington DC, and 10.42 am in London on Monday the 28th March.
The Sun on Aries 9 gives us the opportunity to take a moment out, to focus on something, to look into situations, memories, relationships, possessions, emotions, etc, and to see into the heart of it.
This is a wonderful degree of concentrated attention, and, there can be a real feeling of connection with a central focus and there can be a noticeable increase in synchronicities, amazing happenings, psychic powers answers, etc.
The following is from my book The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom
The Sun on Aries 9: A SEER GAZES INTENTLY INTO A CRYSTAL BALL BEFORE HER
Commentary: ‘A Seer Gazes Intently Into a Crystal Ball Before Her’ shows the talent, the need and the tools for intense focus and concentration. The ‘Seer’ sees many things as she ‘Gazes Intently’, looking for clues through a narrow focus in the ‘Crystal Ball’. Using a ‘Crystal Ball’ is her method of receiving information from the world of spirit. By looking deeply into a situation, images can form and meaning can be revealed. This enhances the ability to observe things that others may miss.
Oracle: In your situation the whole picture is probably right before you but you may need help in interpreting its meaning. With a little concentrated effort, you will be able to see things more clearly. Find or retrieve information and clues by really looking at the structure of things. What are you doing and how are you focusing towards what you really want? The more you narrow your ‘Gaze’, and the more you trust in your own intuition, the sharper and clearer the focus will become. What is your unconscious mind trying to tell you? Find something to focus on, something beautiful, illuminating or inspiring in some way. Consider what messages your psyche is trying to bring you. If you have a dream, write it down. Drawing this Symbol may show an ability to see things ahead of their time. Tools of divination such as crystal balls, tarot cards, the runes, the I Ching, the Sabian Symbols or anything you have at your disposal will help you find the answers. However, there may be a need for caution if you are constantly seeking answers from tarot cards, astrology, clairvoyants, etc. Perhaps you should know when to call a halt, examining your own goals rather than merely getting answers from other people. Whatever, be patient and have a good, long, insightful look. The steadier your ‘Gaze’ the more will be revealed.
Keywords: Flashes of inspiration. Tuning in and looking within for answers. Creative visualizations. Aura readings. Cutting through irrelevant messages. Looking carefully at structure. Seeking perfection. Clairvoyance. Illumination and deep insights. Looking ahead to see the signs.
The Caution: Confused by literal meanings. Not seeing the symbolic message. Always looking this way and that, not at the center. Getting lost in the big picture. Daydreaming and ignoring what’s really going on. Obsessing over what may happen. Needing to know what’s coming up. Being impatient.
On Tuesday, at those times mentioned above –
The Sun will move onto Aries 10: A TEACHER GIVES NEW SYMBOLIC FORMS TO TRADITIONAL IMAGES
Commentary: ‘A Teacher Gives New Symbolic Forms to Traditional Images’. This Symbol shows someone who can take a thing or a situation and transform and update it. The ‘Traditional Images’ can be ideas, objects, icons, beliefs; things we are familiar with. That a ‘Teacher Gives New Symbolic Forms’ shows the ability to restructure, reinterpret and present them more in tune with the times. It indicates a need for a fresh and revitalized perspective on things. This is what Marc Edmund Jones and Elsie Wheeler did with the Sabian Symbol “experiment”. This book has taken the Symbols a step further, giving them further depth and insight.
Oracle: In the situation facing you there’s a need to analyze and perhaps rewrite what has been observed and learned in the traditional roles we live out. Things may need a new interpretation to bring them up to speed with today’s thinking. Someone in this situation may have truly original ideas, but there’s a possibility of holding these back, feeling it has all been done before. The message here is to allow yourself to be creative and look for modern answers, seeing things in a different light or from a different angle. This may lead to realizations you have never even considered or imagined. Bringing out something new will revitalize your situation and affect those around you. This can bring new understandings about people and the way things work. There could be a revisioning of how one sees something like marriage, work, relationships, education etc. Sometimes this requires one to be daring, to “step outside the box”. Be prepared to take a different stance or look at things from a new and fresh perspective. Don’t stick to limitations, either your own or those others place on you. You may have to make a stand against those in a higher or more exalted position that think they know more than you—perhaps they don’t.
Keywords: New dimensions breaking old thought forms or behavior. Quantum science. Innovation and re-creation. Working with educational tools. Finding new inspiration. Being “ahead of one’s time”. New-age consciousness. Ideas out of the past for the future. Sticking one’s neck out. Rewriting the book.
The Caution: Rejecting old ideas because they are old instead of reforming them. Throwing things of worth out, without examining them. Having little respect for things that are really worthwhile or traditional. Sticking with the tried and true, no matter what. Thinking that no one will be interested in your ideas. Heresy. Dogma.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Herman Melville
Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself. James Stephens
Adam was the only man who, when he said a good thing, knew that nobody had said it before him. Mark Twain
It is the fate of new truths to begin as heresies and end as superstitions. Thomas H. Huxley
Half my life is an act of revision. John Irving
Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes. Theodor Reik
Then, on Wednesday, around the same times listed above –
The Sun moves onto Aries 11: THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OR THE RULER OF ONE’S COUNTRY
Commentary: ‘The President’ or the ‘Ruler’ pictures a person who’s in control, has a sense of authority and is called upon to do the right thing for his people, his ‘Country’ and indeed, his position or office. This ‘President’ or ‘Ruler’ has the right, and the duty, to call the shots in their territory or sphere of operation.
Oracle: This Symbol says that it’s time to take charge, and to expand your base of operations. There may be a need to take control and command respect from others by showing that you have the confidence to make your own decisions. This is your opportunity to prove that you have the integrity and the necessary energy to get things done. It’s also a great time to bring a sense of order and discipline into your life – physically, spiritually or emotionally. It is important to grasp the boundaries of your influence and power as this will lead to a strong and renewed sense of self. Who’s in charge of operations in this situation—is it you or another? What can you do to strengthen your position and show that you can be relied upon to get the job done? If someone is trying to take your sense of individuality and power away through being bossy and in control, what can be done to reclaim your authority? Giving your power away to someone can lead to being taken advantage of in many ways. The undermining of one’s authority can lead to a loss of position and self-respect. Stay in a relationship only if it gives you a good sense of yourself. Whoever is involved in this situation should wield their power in a careful and thoughtful way. There may be a need to accept people’s recognition of you as a person in control of your own life and destiny. Doing this with dignity can lead to a whole new sense of self, position and personal power.
Keywords: Developing willpower. Inner power, discipline and integrity. Discipline of thoughts, emotions and actions. Leadership, power and ability along with their responsibilities. Accepting responsibility for one’s actions. “Calling the shots”. Rulers, presidents, leaders. Taking charge. The need for loyal subjects. Being voted in. The democratic process.
The Caution: Taking control. Lording it over everyone. Being overbearing. Not allowing others to be in charge of their own lives, health or situation. Egotistical and self-centered. Undermining others through a lack of self-awareness or confidence. Being larger than life. Dictators and tyrants. Military governments.
It’s interesting to note that this is the Sabian Symbol for Al Gore’s Sun.
What government is the best? That which teaches us to govern ourselves. Goethe
No man is free who is not a master of himself. Epictetus
He is free… who knows how to keep in his own hands the power to decide. Salvador De Madriaga
To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right. Confucius
He that would govern others first should be the master of himself. Philip Massinger
He is not fit to command others that cannot command himself. Proverb
I am, indeed, a king, for I know how to rule myself. Pietro Aretino
It is a strange desire to seek power and to lose liberty. Francis Bacon
What a time of focus and a quest to reclaims one’s truer sense of self and place. It’s a curious time.
Mercury is, as I write this on Monday, is on Aries 13: A BOMB WHICH FAILED TO EXPLODE IS NOW SAFELY HIDDEN FROM DISCOVERY – the following is my shortened interpretation of this degree.
This Symbol shows that explosive elements need discharging. Pressure cooker energy needs to be released, but it often needs to be done slowly and carefully. By keeping a sense of control, one can handle wild situations, elements or people without things getting out of hand. Be an example to others of how calmness and quiet can take the charge out of things. Take whatever opportunities you can to defuse elements as an explosion often damages more than is expected. You may have to hide something away so things don’t get crazy, but with some careful thought, all should be well.
Tantrums and frustrations. Rash emotional actions and decisions. Intelligence organizations. Valuable lessons of self restraint. Simmering tempers. Defusing situations.
The Caution: Suppressing stress or illness that others may think inappropriate and thinking that a secret is safe. Repressing one’s emotions. Undefined anger.
The Sun will also, on Friday, go onto this ‘Unexploded Bomb’ degree. Whether situations are defused or explode – this degree can speak of either. Sometimes we need to send the bomb squad out to calm things down, or, to remove the charge.