& The Sabian Symbols
Sabian Symbols were creatively imaged into time/space reality by the
astrologer, Dr Marc Edmund Jones, PhD, and clairvoyant, Elsie Wheeler,
back in the mid 1920s. In the Sabian Symbols each of the 360 degrees
of the Zodiac has its very own word symbol, and I greatly enjoy playing
with these wonderful "word picture" symbols.
Marc Edmund Jones, PhD (the fascinating astrologer involved in their
creation) wrote several books on the Sabian Symbols and other fascinating
subjects in the 1950s.
1973 a book on the subject of Sabian Symbols was published that went
on to become quite popular. This book, based on the Sabian symbols,
was written by author/astrologer Dane Rudhyar and is named the Astrological
Mandala. If you've seen a book on the Sabian Symbols hanging out
on the shelves of your local bookstore, then it was probably this one...
occasionally hear rumblings of criticism from "purists" regarding
Rudhyar's book and the fact that he changed (updated) some of the
language and terms used for the symbols. But the fact is... that up
until the publishing of Rudhyar's book - most of the astrology community
had never even heard of these relatively obscure symbols. So if it
weren't for Rudhyar... then most of these picky "purists" would
have never laid eyes on the Sabian Symbols...
all time favorite author on the subject of Sabian Symbols is Lynda Hill
of Australia. If you've ever seen the quite excellent Astrological Clock
software program Solar Spark or the Solar Fire Sabian
Oracle - then Lynda Hill is the person that wrote the amazing Sabian
Symbol interpretations. Here's a link
to her most excellent site with plenty of info on the Sabian Symbols.
My experience has been that sometimes the Sabian symbols appear to "work"
incredibly well... and then sometimes they appear to lose energy and
don't "seem to work" particularly well at all... of course, as Lynda
Hill once chided me - the "losing energy thing" might be because I'm
not wearing the proper "eyeglasses" to see what's there... and she -
an extraordinarily talented and intuitive astrologer - is likely correct
on the matter. The Sabian symbols can be incredibly insightful. At least
they are in my own chart...
(in the spirit of the Sabian Symbols) I think I prefer to remain a bit
vague and mysterious about the many different ways that they can be
utilized. You can (and should) find out more at Lynda's site.
yeah! Parading Peacock? The Parading Peacock is the Sabian Symbol
attached to my birth (natal) Moon...
So, now do ya like them? If you've been to the rest of this site, then
you can readily see how well they really do "work?"
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