Sabian Symbols are our essence – the symbols help us meditate on ourselves without looking in the mirror, we can see more in the symbol than we do in ourselves. Then we can give more to ourselves. The symbols correspond to your time and date of birth.
Three most lucky symbols are the North Node – South Node = LIFE PATH and SUN. South node is what we bring into this life and the north node is where we are headed there for these symbols are truly powerful when making life decisions. The Sun – is US who we are…those 3 symbols really try and manifest some form of it – a post card painting picture…it helps us know ourselves.
Then there are the minor symbols we can work with when we need too.
…and the asteroids
|Our emotional us
How we communicate
Energy and motivation/war
Luck and abundance
Unexpected gifts and talents
North Node of the Moon
The north node indicates our future and where we hope to gain knowledge, experience and skills. It is the goal we inch towards, work towards and stretch to reach. When anything from another persons chart makes strong aspects to our north node the relationship, regardless of its nature, is really about our own enactment towards our future.
The South Node
The south node is our past, things learned, understood and now safe territory. It is our karmic legacy in terms of human abilities and strengths. When planets from another persons chart make aspects to our south node it denotes a very strong past spent together or empowerment to access your own past or it highlights a need to stop a moment and reflect as something has most likely been left behind.
Is a catalyst or key to accessing our own inner wisdom; our connection with the universal consciousness; our spirit or soul; what some call the higher self. This aspect of ourselves does not think in words, but in images, feelings, colors and sounds. There are so many things in this world that affect us far more deeply than is explicable. It is symbolism that creates a pathway to our deeper understandings and brings them up into the conscious world. Tom Chetwynd, in his book Dictionary of Symbols says, “Symbols have always been treasured as a means of releasing sources of energy from the unconscious.” This book is a wonderful and complete system of symbols that will do just that.
“Man’s inner world is always more significant to him than his outer one, despite what may seem to be a much greater stability gained by the latter through its physical make-up or its historical continuity. The battles of life actually are fought, and won or lost, in the purely psychological and intangible areas of being.”
– Dr. Marc Edmund Jones
The Sabian Symbol Story
The Sabian Symbols were given birth in San Diego, California, in 1925 by Marc Edmund Jones and Elsie Wheeler, an extraordinary clairvoyant, crippled by arthritis for most of her life, with a remarkable ability to “see” symbols. Dane Rudhyar acknowledged this as being true of many clairvoyants of this type, but “she…proved to have the ability to a spectacular degree.”
Marc Edmund Jones took Miss Wheeler to Balboa Park in his car, where they worked all day. Jones used a set of 360 cardboard cards, these were blank except for a small notation of the sign and degree. He would shuffle the cards and place a card in front of her, neither of them knowing the degree or sign on the card and she would describe a scene and Jones would write it on the back of the card, hence it was done completely at random. The set of 360 degree symbols was done in one day, a truly extraordinary feat!
There is also some sort of reference between these two people to back early Mesopotamian or even earlier foundations of human intelligence. But what makes them so special, at this time, is that they are modern. They were created specifically with the images of our modern culture, which makes them so accessible to us all today.
Marina Costelloe, B.Sc. M.Sc.
The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones
360 Degrees of Wisdom by Lynda Hill