Mars is on Aquarius 10: A PERSON WHO HAD FOR A TIME BECOME THE EMBODIMENT OF AN IDEAL IS MADE TO REALIZE THAT AS A PERSON THEY ARE NOT THIS IDEAL
Living up to ‘ideals’ can be hard – do you feel that you, or someone you know, is somehow dropping short of expectations in some way?
This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be able to recognize, or realize, when conditions are changing or when there’s a need to work on themselves. It can imply having the ‘scales fall from your eyes’ about someone; you may have thought the world of them and then they are not the person you thought. You could wake up realizing that you’re not who or what you said or though you were. Relationships may be left behind. The revelation can be amazing, but it requires accurately assessing what is and what isn’t the “Ideal”. Popular support does not always equate with depth of character and self-worth. Fleeting opportunities may present themselves. Be wary of committing before you understand what you’re dealing with.
The Big Awakening. Staying true. Reversals of fortune. Waking up just in time. Not truly seeing people OR scales falling from one’s eyes. Projections of personality.
The Caution: Clinging to false feelings of fame. Falling off the pedestal. Not realizing or admitting changes. Disillusionment. Disappointment. Committing to things too quickly.
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun today is Sagittarius 26: A FLAG-BEARER IN A BATTLE
This Symbol shows the ability, or the necessity, to stand up in “Battle” – to carry the “Flag” for your nation, political, social or moral beliefs, or for some issue that needs defending or supporting. The “Flag-Bearer” is often the one ‘out front’, in front of the situation or the army; the one who’s unarmed and yet determined to represent their side. You may feel that there have been achievements done by you or others that need to be acknowledged. Responsibilities pile up on you, and the struggle is not always easy. Don’t worry, though, although everyone around you is busy, they are noticing your leadership abilities. You are often the linchpin of the whole situation.
The courage of convictions. Standing up for ideals. A messenger or an advocate. Blogging. Open to attack. Brave and upright. David and Goliath. Ensigns. Flags. Wearing the colors.
The Caution: The sacrificial lamb. Overzealous idealism. Empty shows of courage. The fear of stepping out of line. Not knowing when to back off. An inability to keep quiet.
Venus is on Capricorn 7: A VEILED PROPHET SPEAKS, SEIZED BY THE POWER OF A GOD
This Symbol speaks of the power of words, the power to sway the mob, having an affect on people through one’s thoughts, words or deeds. It can show someone who thinks they have a ‘messiah complex’, it can show schizophrenia, it can show having mental and emotional strength and power.
This degree implies the ability, or the need, to disseminate information or knowledge. It is coming through the “Veiled Prophet”; there are messages and it seems they are coming from a deep source, or, from a place of authority. Still, it can be difficult to know whether it’s always the truth that is being spoken or that’s coming through you. Look carefully for the signs – is it truth that you are being fed? With such power in one’s words, we have to be careful about what we say as well as what we hear. This energy can be used for the good of all involved, or it can just lead people astray. Something to watch out for is blind acceptance of things you see or hear. This is a very powerful degree.
Hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion. Channeling and medium ship. Having insights that transport to a higher level. Empowerment. Translations. Prophets. Messages. Veils.
The Caution: Conscious manipulation. Propaganda. Mind control. Not owning up to all the elements of one’s personality. Barging into other people’s space or conversations.
Mercury is on Sagittarius 29: A FAT BOY MOWING THE LAWN
What is it that you *have to do*? What chores are yo faced with? Are you feeling hard done by with all that needs to be done? Do you have support? Help? Encouragement?
NB: After I have posted this, I am putting on my dacks and going outside to mow the lawn… literally
This Symbol speaks about the ability, or the need, to keep things neat, clean and tidy and looking nice. The “Fat Boy” has all he needs; he’s well fed, supposedly has lots of toys (tools, machines, hobbies) and he’s out in the yard helping out. This degree shows the need for everyone to get in and help out on the domestic level, but also to be able to do what needs to be done where it needs to be done.
However, sometimes we find that people are paying more attention to appearances than to the finer details or life or those things that others can’t see. Many people are fooled by appearances, but there is usually an unsettling feeling that everything is not quite right. Have people been asking and asking for chores to be done? Enlist the help of those around you to get through everything, even those who normally just sit around and do nothing!
Superficial shows of work. Maintenance. Spare parts. Doing odd jobs. Coming to grips with mechanical tools. Training youngsters how to do chores. Spark plugs. Petrol. Cleaning up.
The Caution: Pushing social respectability while avoiding something. The ‘lounge lizard’. Having too many jobs. Ignoring the nagging of others. Incompetent help.
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun today is Sagittarius 25: A CHUBBY LITTLE RICH BOY RIDES UPON A HOBBYHORSE
What is it that you like doing? What do you want to be doing? Are you feeling safe, secure and looked after? If not, what are you going to do about it? Do you feel that you have the energy to confront issues head-on, OR, do you feel like doing what you want to be doing without any thought of what the real issues are that are facing you?
This Symbol shows someone who has everything in life playing and enjoying doing whatever they want in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. He “Rides Upon a Hobbyhorse” – he does something he feels like doing, something easy and natural. He plays and may not be thinking too much about what’s going on in the real world about him as he is probably shielded from the more harmful elements of society because he is “Rich”. You may feel that you are doing what is necessary, but it is probably not quite the real thing. This is more like a training situation and will lead to greater ability in the future, although you should watch out for the propensity to be ‘flogging a dead horse’. Practice and play, but one day you’re going to have to prove yourself in a more rigorous, demanding situation.
Protected practice. Imaginative play. Going on and on about something. Hobbies. Playtime. Toys being provided. Exercise. Boys and their toys. Unrestrained passions.
The Caution: Spoilt and shallow. Only doing what one wants without considering the consequences for others. Constantly going on and on and on about something. Tantrums.
Mars is entering Aquarius right now. It is on Aquarius 1: AN OLD ADOBE MISSION IN CALIFORNIA
On the one hand, Mars here asks for equality, for people to have a roof over their head, to have food, to be allowed to practice their faith, to feel safe and secure. On the other hand, Mars couldn’t really really give a damn and it may be also about the church not paying taxes, the building of enormous edifices to bring position and wealth to those in power, It can be also be about abusing people’s trust.
I’m going with the thing that people will be protesting the extreme, horrid, outrageous and hateful abuses that are going on in society…. perhaps it’s about cops bashing and killing citizens, perhaps it’s about getting up in arms about the banking industry.
As always, things can go in many different directions… but, I think the overarching energy here is towards people being sick of being trampled on and used.
This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to have a place that’s safe and comfortable to live, work, pray and practice our spiritual lives. The “Old Adobe Missions in California” were built with a great deal of effort, sacrifice, commitment, and a sense of community with one eye on the path and the other on the very real, everyday needs of the people it serves. Sometimes we assume our beliefs are right and that others need to be shown the truth. Efforts should be turned to creating infrastructures to pursue these beliefs. Relating is not about control, but acceptance and reverence of each person’s divinity. There should be no pretensions, but a forging of links to new worlds.
Withdrawing. Spiritual retreat. Natural surroundings. Creating civilizations out of natural elements. Finding places to work with spirit. Sanctuaries and learning. Houses. Centers.
The Caution: Dogmatism. Pushing one’s beliefs and ideas. Having ‘all the answers’. Moving in. Taking over. Monuments to the past. Cults. Indoctrination. Chiefs. Indians.
The Sun is on Sagittarius 13: A WIDOW’S PAST IS BROUGHT TO LIGHT
What is it that is coming to light for you now? What are you realising, learning, understanding, moving towards? What from your past needs to be let go of?
This Symbol implies the ability, or the necessity, of being able to reveal issues, secrets or problems from the “Past”, so they can be dealt with. It shows that there are issues which, in time, will be “Brought to Light”. You may find that your past catches up with you, or, that people in your family or circle of friends have stories, histories, deeds, acts or personalities that need to be handled with care and tact. There is often a healing of sorts as things that have been kept ‘closeted’ lose some of their charge when they come into the light of day. Although you, or others, may be in a reasonably sympathetic position in the eyes of those around, some may not like what is revealed. Still, it is better to bring issues to ‘Light’ where they can be healed, forgiven and, hopefully, forgotten.
Unveiling and exposing. New, vibrant beginnings. Yesterday’s darkness. Looking back to revision attitudes. Being free for new opportunities. Counselors. Grief. Failed relationships.
The Caution: Old stories best forgotten. Rehashed stories. Someone being caught out. Gossip and family secrets that shame. Bearing the weight of secrets or shame. Loss.
Mars is on Capricorn 29: A WOMAN READING TEA LEAVES
This Symbol shows the ability to, or the need for, being able to see things that others miss, and being able to use the intuition in order to receive the gifts that divination can bring. While others just see something simple like a tea cup, you can have the ability to weave a story for yourself and others about how life will, or can, be. One has to put aside skepticism and be able to embrace trust and intuitive knowing in order to be able to listen to the messages that are around you. Be open to seeing meaning through the catalyst of the simplest of everyday events. You will receive messages, if you are open to ‘seeing’ the signs. You may have to deal with skeptical people in your life.
Symbolism that acts to open pathways to the spiritual center. Reading things. Non verbal clues. Tea and sympathy. Divining the future. Rituals. Oracles. Fine China. Guidance.
The Caution: Reliance on esoteric advice. Not trusting gut feelings. Looking for confirmation of fears. Taking things literally, not symbolically. Excessive tea or coffee drinking.
The Sun was on this degree the other day and now Mercury is on it: Sagittarius 5: AN OLD OWL PERCHED HIGH UP IN A TREE
This Symbol implies the ability, or the necessity, of being able to quietly observe what’s going on around you. Owls can turn their heads right around and very little escapes their attention. At the same time, they’re not easily detected in the trees as they usually only come out at night. They wait and watch and listen before making their move. The wise “Owl” sees all, seeing what others miss, and keeps very quiet whilst digesting all that’s going on. There may be a need to consult with aged wisdom, either within yourself or from without. Emulating this behavior can bring feelings of solitude, but this may be just what’s sometimes needed. This degree can indicate insomnia caused by thinking or doing too much at bedtime.
Wisdom and strength. Evening contemplation. Night owls. Peripheral vision. Nocturnal vision. The spirit of birds. Silent flight. Acute hearing. Lofty ideals. Educated.
The Caution: Smug denial of available wisdom. Not saying anything even when it’s needed. Acting like one knows it all. Acting old before one’s time. Waiting for prey.
Venus is on Sagittarius 18: TINY CHILDREN PLAYING IN SUNBONNETS
- it’s interesting to see all the kerfuffle over President Obama’s children and the things that GOP woman said – which were horrid and disrespectful. Issues to do with children and their safety are paramount here… but, it can also be that some children are far to cosseted by their parents and others. Children should be allowed to be children – not stitched up against the world and not abandoned to the vagaries of the world, either. Finding that balance is key. This is also true for ourselves; this is not just about children. Perhaps we need some ‘protecting’ from some harmful rays… perhaps we need to be watchful about what influences us.
This degree speaks of the ability, along with the necessity, of providing protection for youngsters and children, giving them safety and security and sheltering from the harsher aspects of life. It may, at times, be a tiring responsibility as you have to be watchful for slipups when the protection may fall away – leaving those that should feel shielded open to the elements and the damaging aspects of the environment and society. At times, you may feel that you, or others, are being overprotected, but it is most likely for your own good. Don’t be distracted by efforts being made on your behalf; sometimes we, ourselves, need to be shielded by others from harmful elements. Remember to play and to have fun, but don’t let people hoodwink you or pull the wool over your eyes.
Protection or blinkering of others. Censorship. Innocence. Being treated like a child. Care taken with small beginnings. Mollycoddling. Sunblocks and sunscreens. Hats and bonnets.
The Caution: Overprotected by institutions. Not seeing the whole picture. Infantile behavior. Being left in the dark. Naiveté. Abuse and neglect. Sunburn. Growing up quickly.