August 12 - 18, 2018: Issue 371

July's Total Blood Eclipse Of The Moon Calls In The Ancestors


We do not inherit the land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. Native American proverb

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. Plutarch

Others have done it before me. I can, too. Corporal John Faunce

Behind every able man, there are always other able men. Chinese proverb

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing is to supply light and not heat. Woodrow Wilson

Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor. Laurence J. Peter

Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner. Douglas Adams

Some families can trace their ancestors back three hundred years, but can’t tell you where their children were last night. Anon

July's full Moon is a major event. It is a full lunar eclipse, and, it is said to be the 'longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century'. Quoting from space.com

The total phase of the "blood moon" eclipse of July 27 will last 1 hour and 43 minutes, during which Earth's natural satellite will turn a spectacular red or ruddy-brown color. From start to finish, the entire celestial event will last nearly 4 hours.

The eclipse won't be visible to viewers in North America, except via webcasts. But observers in much of Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean region will get an eyeful, given cooperative weather, according to lunar scientist Noah Petro, of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

July's total lunar eclipse occurs on the same day the planet Mars reaches its opposition, when it will shine at its best in the night sky. This month, Mars will be at its closest to Earth since 2003. After opposition, when Mars will be brightest, it will reach that closest point on July 31. You can learn more about that event in our dedicated guide here: Mars at Opposition 2018: How to See It and What to Expect

Occurring on July 27th, this total lunar eclipse is an extraordinary power house of energies, particularly as the Moon is straddled by the Moon's south node and Mars, and, Uranus is squaring it. This is like a powderkeg, somewhat set to go off, but, of course, as always, there are lots of positives as well as more negative connotations to all of this. For a start, we could let go of a lot of self limiting behaviours, change our tactics, see where we are perhaps selling ourselves short, and, make some major (and minor, of course) changes to our lives. We may also have to stand up, make a noise and generally show where things are not good, where things are less than satisfactory.



As has been the planetary theme for the last few months, there can be a big need to realign with one's hopes and dreams and visions, largely due to Jupiter and Neptune being in a lovely water trine. This can bring a sense of hope where there might have been very little, it can also have us wanting to 'plug into' (Jupiter on The Telephone Lineman degree) new connections, new people, new places, new objectives. Even though many people around the world are feeling somewhat deflated, or, even in some cases, defeated, we can pour some energies into holding our best thoughts in our hearts that things will get better. Neptune, is after, all on one of the two 'Easter' degrees in the zodiac. Neptune is retrograde on Pisces 17: AN EASTER PROMENADE. This degree, Pisces 17, is exactly square Sagittarius 17: AN EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE DRAWS A LARGE CROWD. That these two degrees that are square each other are both about 'Easter' (read resurrection of hope and faith) is extraordinary, especially considering how the Sabian Symbols where given birth.

Venus has a somewhat starring role in this eclipse. Venus is opposite Neptune, and, sextiling Jupiter, and, closely trining Pluto, bringing in the need to see where we might have sacrificed ourselves, been a scapegoat in some measure, had our ideals stripped away right before our eyes, etc. Reconnecting with what really drives us can be a very healthy thing, especially right now as we are being asked to heal ourselves (and, therefore, heal others), reconnect with any lost spiritual or creative ideals, refuse to be used for others' (or our own) wrongful agendas, and, to see the beauty that exists in the world, and in people and events all around us. The trine between Pluto and Venus can be very empowering, especially if we listen to the promptings of our soul.

The cherry on the cake at this eclipse is possibly Mercury going retrograde. It will be stationary retrograde, and, it has very few aspects to the other planets. It could be a bit rogue in this respect... no reins on Mercury. We might do well to remember our physical, mental and emotional needs during this period as Mercury's message can be about 'forgetting to be in our bodies'.

As mentioned above, Mars is conjuncting (together with) this lunar eclipse, AND, Uranus is squaring it. We have to be mindful of our steps, our thoughts, our voices, our demands, but, most of all perhaps, our reactions. It will probably be a very good idea to count to 10 before having a reaction to anything. Things may fall into a different shape once this lunar eclipse is over. And, it is noteworthy that a lunar eclipse can ripple its effects for several months after the event. Please don't think that once the full Moon has climaxed that this eclipse then fades. It does not. Eclipses don't act that way.

Take special note of the Sabian Symbols for this eclipse - specially the actual degree of the eclipse, Aquarius 5: A COUNCIL OF ANCESTORS HAVE BEEN CALLED TO GUIDE A MAN. This is an amazing degree, and, it's message is one that I heard some time ago when I decided to travel to Turkey for this extended stay.

My news is that I've been in Istanbul since June 1, some seven weeks, and, I went out to the eastern part of Turkey, to the city of Urfa. I held a seminar there (at which all of the participants said that it changed their life...), and, we went out to Gobekli Tepe and Harran. Gobekli Tepe is an extraordinary archeological dig site that is said to be 12,0000 years old (twice as old as Stonehenge), and, Harran is the homeland of the Sabian alchemists from some 2,000 years ago. These people were said to be the 'ancient mind matrix' that was behind the amazing 'experiment' that was to become the Sabian Symbols. I hope to post a newsletter about my trip out to Urfa and these amazing, mind blowing sites (Harran is just some 27 kms from the Syrian border) in a newsletter soon. It's interesting to note that, just as I was heading out to Urfa (and Gobekli Tepe and Harran), my progressed Sun flipped onto Aquarius 5: A COUNCIL OF ANCESTORS. The timing could not have been more amazing, and, I wasn't watching it to time it, it was a natural unfolding...

There's much more to say about all of this. I usually post a lot more of the Karmic and Quest degrees in my newsletters. I felt to keep this one a little shorter. But, there's always much more to say.

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The full Moon each month marks a time of heightened energies and events. It often marks the culmination of the energies released at the new Moon. Emotions can be supercharged as the Sun and Moon are on opposite sides of the zodiac and illumination is increased - it's like we can see in the dark - and we can be hyper-aware as well as being hyper-awake. The effects of a full Moon can be major or minor, depending on how they interact with your own chart. Sometimes, realisations or events that are unleashed, or unlocked, can stretch their meaning months into the future. A lot can be learned at the time of the full Moon and whether it's lunacy or illumination, or a combination of both, there's magic unleashed with every full Moon.
Full Moon:   Jul 27, 2018   8:19 pm GMT
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The total lunar eclipse is on Aquarius 5: A COUNCIL OF ANCESTORS HAS BEEN CALLED TO GUIDE A MAN - the following is my interpretation from my book - The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom - the photo to the left is of The Pool Of Abraham, Urfa city, right near the Syrian border. I took this photo a few weeks ago, just as my progressed Sun flipped onto Aquarius 5.

Commentary: The ‘Council of Ancestors Has Been Called to Guide a Man’ implies faith, trust and hope in the wisdom and understanding of those who have gone before. The wisdom of the ‘Council of Ancestors’ is often invoked in tribal spiritual practice. With this Symbol, whenever there is a need for guidance, wisdom or knowledge, whether it is in the present or from the spirit world, the energy of the elders can ‘Guide’ us. This ‘Guidance’ often comes from the ‘Ancestors’ who have passed on, but can also originate from the knowledgeable ones that are still among us.

Oracle: This Symbol reflects the energy and influence that is always available to us through spiritual practice, meditation and the willingness to seek help. You will find you are strengthened by the wisdom of precedent; that which has gone before. There is so much understanding available through the experienced elders and this is what needs to be tapped, experienced, followed and honored in some way. The ‘Council of Ancestors’ holds a storehouse of knowledge and experience and this image suggests that they are being called on to lead and ‘Guide’ you. An issue out of the past may need to be brought to the present day and this can secure much needed guidance and protection. Those who are older and probably wiser in some measure have something valuable to teach us and the time is probably right for this to come through now. However, sometimes things from the past really belong in the past. What the truth of the matter really is needs to be assessed by those involved. Whatever, getting the “authorities” on your side will help you achieve what you want. Listening and learning from those above will lead, one day, to you being able to take charge in your own good time. Sooner or later, you may find yourself invited to join this ‘Council’, taking your own place of authority.

Keywords: Inner knowledge. Instruction. Direct tap roots to deep sources of energy. Karmic connections with the past. The place one comes from. Ancient wisdom versus “old fogies”. Parents and grandparents. Families and family lineage. Proving bloodlines. Committees, boards and councils. Memories of those who’ve gone before. The Akashic records.

The Caution: Reliance on conservatism. Obsolete boards of authority. Not being able to move with the times. Needing the nod of approval from others to validate what one’s doing. Not being free to do what one wants. Having to please the elders in some way. Bound by family or past-life karma. Nagging negativity. Old fashioned views that limit expansion.
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The Karmic Degree for the lunar eclipse is Aquarius 4: A HINDU HEALER GLOWS WITH A MYSTIC HEALING POWER

This Symbol shows a "Healing", to be able to tune into a sense of radiant health and show the path for others to follow in life. The "Hindu Healer" is often someone who practices forms of healing, often alternative; they channel the power of God to affect a healing process. Often, you'll find that solving problems logically and rationally doesn't work as well as employing more creative or spiritual solutions. There may be a need to heal wounds, illness, trauma or some other affected part of the body or mind. Look to your spiritual center for healing power. This requires focus, practice and determination. The healing can lead to profound results.

Keywords: Divine healing potency. Natural healing methods. Going on faith. Humility in the face of greatness. Yogis and fakirs. Finding one’s center. Healers of all kinds. Glowing health. Radiating love, spirit and calm. Tapping vast reservoirs of healing forces. Reverence for simple methods. Auras that radiate. Urine therapy. Pranic energy. Yogis. Reiki healing.

The Caution: False claims of powers. Charlatans. Claims of healing that are just manipulation. Snake-oil salesmen. Tricks with smoke and mirrors. What to trust, what to believe? Orthodox healing methods failing to cure. Feeling invincible.
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The Quest Degree for the lunar eclipse is Aquarius 6: A MASKED FIGURE PERFORMS RITUALISTIC ACTS IN A MYSTERY PLAY

This Symbol shows being theatrical, conveying a story, putting on a show, getting messages across to others. "Mystery Plays" portrayed archetypal stories from the Bible, often performed in Latin. "Performers" traveled the countryside, entertaining and teaching with drama as well as humor. Sometimes the "Mystery Play" can show that things are not quite as they seem. Mysteries can play a big part here - is someone wearing a mask? You may find that you are not shown the true face of people or situations. Look to see who the performers are. Are you part of the play or in the audience? Perhaps you need to be cautious in what you reveal.

Keywords: Rituals. Shamanism. Archetypes of personality. Putting on a show. Portrayals of performances that don’t always add-up. The unmasking of someone. Comedy. Banditry. Mystery. Drama. Acting. Rituals. Executioner’s masks. Smoke screens. Doing the technical but not the emotional. Saying or doing things because they “should”. Having alternate personalities.

The Caution: Neurotic performances. Putting on superficial acts. Carrying out “rituals” without being aware of why. Sticking to tradition. Unwilling to admit to changing times. Not knowing who the players are or what the plot is. Being unsure of direction. Lying. Cover-ups. Deceptions. Tricks. Ploys to manipulate.

The Moon symbolizes: Emotions, moods, mother, family, clan, domestic issues, relationship to home and country. Feelings, sentiments, nourishment, emotional nurturing, monkey chatter mind, lunar and menstrual cycles, clarity of emotions or lunacy. Female energy - yours and others.
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The Sun is on Leo 5: ROCK FORMATIONS TOWERING OVER A DEEP CANYON

This Symbol shows situations that tend to be rock solid, steady and established. You may find that the natural structure of your situation is, on the one hand, carefully developed over time (there is a history here), but it's right on the edge of a deep chasm. There seems to be no going back; forward is the only way out and the solution may be to 'jump into the void'. It may be a lonely journey, but you could find new depths of experience that others could only imagine. Still, situations may look unchanging with your back against the wall, but time may tell a different story. The choice: taking chances or standing still.

Keywords: Old structures and deep hazards. The choice: taking chances or standing still. Walking very close to the edge. Extreme sports. Risk taking. New takes on old situations. Additions to things long established. Masada. Mountains. Valleys and gorges. Fortifications. Isolation. The grandeur of nature. The forces of evolution. Rock. Geology. Layers of permanence. Landscapes. Canyons. Vertigo. No going back. Stability behind—the unknown in front. Great heights. Monuments.

The Caution: Painting oneself into a corner. Not being able to retrace one’s steps. Instability. Erosion. Jumping into the void without a safety net. Cracks appearing. Doing a “Geronimo”. Being right on the edge. Feeling like life is impossibly hard.

The Sun symbolizes: One’s core center, spirit, heart, issues to do with father, men, self, ego, your male side. How you radiate your sense of being. What others see, how you are recognized or remembered, sense of identity and connection with male energy - yours and others.
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Mercury is on Leo 24: TOTALLY CONCENTRATED UPON INNER SPIRITUAL ATTAINMENT, A YOGI IS SITTING IN A STATE OF NEGLECT - notice this yogi is sitting on a bed of nails. (Not that we need to be doing that!)

This Symbol shows a 'Hindu Yogi' sitting in contemplation, concentrating on inner spiritual attainment. It implies a desire to contact spirit and to be in touch with one's body, often through the practice of meditation or yoga. This is a wonderful degree of spiritual striving, however there could be a feeling of imbalance; it is as if some aspects of your life are put on hold in favor of some central issue. Being too committed to spiritual or emotional concerns can lead one to lose touch with more immediate, physical matters. However, a sense of focus on something that is very important can bring enormous rewards.

Keywords: Issues of how we view and value our bodies. Fixation on exercise and nutrition at the expense of more spiritual or emotional issues. Eating disorders. Gymnasiums and physical fitness issues. Spiritual gurus. Yoga and yogis. Living for the future. Extreme states of meditation. Total concentration. Breatharians.

The Caution: Not enough attention to the body or physical needs. A lack of focus on more immediate issues such as food and exercise OR forgetting spiritual, emotional or mental concerns through a focus on the body or physical aspects. Too many things on one’s mind. Obsessions leading to imbalance. Not eating or drinking.

Mercury symbolizes: Mind, thought, communication, memory, expression, intelligence. News, exchanges, chatting, conversations, short journeys, connections with others, telephones, emails, siblings, neighbors, the reasoning mind. Day-to-day activities. Cars, keys, small animals.
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Venus is on Virgo 20: A CARAVAN OF CARS HEADED FOR PROMISED LANDS

This Symbol shows the desire of moving on to new thoughts, new lands, new ways of doing things, possibly even on to a new way of life. Setting out on a venture can lead you to "Promised Lands", even if it's sometimes somewhat risky to leave the safety and stability of home to strike out for unfamiliar destinations. Whether you are with someone or going alone, you are probably not really alone as there are likely to be others who share the same impulses. Having a map of where you're going helps, as will a willingness to meet new people. The trick is often in deciding where the "Promised Lands" are and what you'll do when you find them.

Keywords: Venturing into life with like-minded companions. The support of others in a quest for the future. Seeking new territory. Rallies and caravans of cars. Exchanging money. Commerce. Buses, caravans, trucks, etc. Leaving behind the known for the unknown. Gypsies. Hollywood. California. "Boom" towns. The "magic bus". Conferences.

The Caution: Forsaking the individual path in favor of a more secure, common one. Perpetuating restlessness. Constantly seeking the “pot of gold”. Far-off lands. Inability to settle anywhere. Being a rolling-stone. Forsaking lasting relationships. Crazy goose chases. Running away from problems. Fear of flying.

Venus symbolizes: Relatedness, cooperation, what attracts you. The experience of sweetness, beauty or delight. Social interactions, love, friends, how you reach out to people. Feminine persona, relationship with mother and females. Money, possessions, sense of values.
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Mars is on Aquarius 4: A HINDU HEALER GLOWS WITH A MYSTIC HEALING POWER

This Symbol shows a "Healing", to be able to tune into a sense of radiant health and show the path for others to follow in life. The "Hindu Healer" is often someone who practices forms of healing, often alternative; they channel the power of God to affect a healing process. Often, you'll find that solving problems logically and rationally doesn't work as well as employing more creative or spiritual solutions. There may be a need to heal wounds, illness, trauma or some other affected part of the body or mind. Look to your spiritual center for healing power. This requires focus, practice and determination. The healing can lead to profound results.

Keywords: Divine healing potency. Natural healing methods. Going on faith. Humility in the face of greatness. Yogis and fakirs. Finding one's center. Healers of all kinds. Glowing health. Radiating love, spirit and calm. Tapping vast reservoirs of healing forces. Reverence for simple methods. Auras that radiate. Urine therapy. Pranic energy. Yogis. Reiki healing

The Caution: False claims of powers. Charlatans. Claims of healing that are just manipulation. Snake-oil salesmen. Tricks with smoke and mirrors. What to trust, what to believe? Orthodox healing methods failing to cure. Feeling invincible.

Mars symbolizes: Drive, determination or agenda, how you get to your goals. How you express and handle anger, ambition, assertion of self and ability to step forward. The male principle, sexuality, the ability to step up to the plate when one needs to. Fight or flight.
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Jupiter is on Scorpio 14: TELEPHONE LINESMEN AT WORK INSTALLING NEW CONNECTIONS

This Symbol implies the ability, or the need, to be able to connect in with people or situations, sometimes with tools and equipment, sometimes psychically. This shows networking, along with the desire to talk to people or bring them together and improve communications. If people have been experiencing failure in fully expressing their thoughts, ideas or emotions, there is nothing to be achieved by just worrying about it; but rather do something to repair the lines of communication. Doing this can cause surprising new connections with people linking up, even from surprisingly isolated places. Sometimes expert advice and help must be called in; this often shows people who can do it.

Keywords: Acupuncture and other therapies that work on the body's meridians. The nervous system. The Internet. Forming new lines of communication. New connections taking place. Linking people up. Making sure that messages get through. Mobile phones, faxes, email. Networks and networking. Switchboards. Satellites. Wires. The ability to reach far distances. Getting on other peoples' wavelengths. Contacts. Hooking up with the system. UFO experiences. Mobile phones.

The Caution: Failing to see the necessity for repairs to personal communication. Becoming involved in other people’s lives. Gossip. News, thoughts and ideas spreading rapidly and getting out of control. Constant chatting. Being fickle. Sabotage. Engaged signals.

Jupiter symbolizes: The big picture, expansion, exploration, aspirations, religious and philosophical ideals, issues to do with traveling, foreign lands, people and traditions, culture, education, generosity, luck, abundance, support, optimism. Insight through knowledge and wisdom.
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Saturn is on Capricorn 4: A GROUP OF PEOPLE ENTERING A LARGE CANOE FOR A JOURNEY BY WATER

This degree shows journeying with others. Each person brings with them their individual stories, their needs and wants. They come together to accomplish something, to set out for somewhere. To embark on a journey with a number of people is to embark on an emotional discovery, along with learning the rules of society about interacting with others. With cooperation, and everyone heading in the same direction, there can be great success. You may find episodes when different and separate aspects of your personality come together to explore where you're going. The trick is, are you all headed in the same direction?

Keywords: Cohesive effort, cooperation and coordination. People coming together with a shared goal in sight. Being continually on the move. Feeling like one's on a 'Journey' of destiny. People all pulling together. Canoes. Boats. Vehicles of discovery. Setting off on an adventure. Entering the unknown. Workshops. Unknown destinations. Setting sail. Observing the weather. Yacht races.

The Caution: Uncoordinated energies. Not going along with anybody. Rocking the boat. The urge to get off midstream. Being bored with close company. A lack of privacy or quiet time. Back seat drivers. No one navigating. Lack of a realistic itinerary.

Saturn symbolizes: Authority, rules, discipline and obligation The heavy stuff. What we fear, loss, karma, aging, the establishment, orthodoxy, tradition, status, the concept of time, walls, boundaries, limits, older people, restrictions, patience, conquering difficulties.
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Uranus is on Taurus 3: NATURAL STEPS UP TO A LAWN BLOOMING WITH CLOVER

This Symbol often shows comfort, luxury, riches, beauty and the good things in life. It implies that a time of fulfillment is close by, but there often is still some small effort to be made in that one has to take the simple steps towards inviting wonderful things into your life. Keep going the way you are, following your natural intuition, and you will find the peace you have in sight. Just be aware not to become complacent or lazy as doing nothing and not putting any effort in could lead to great possibilities slipping away.

Keywords: Hopefulness. Inspirational possibilities. Gradually enlarging one's vision. Harmony. Seasonal changes. Running around on grass. Bare feet. The beauty of greenery and flowers. Stability on the path. Steps that invite one on to bigger and better things. Abundance, nourishment. Making small efforts that can lead to large returns. Places to spread out and relax. Having plenty of room to move. Gardens and parks.

The Caution: Looking for the easy way out. Not making the effort to find what is just a few steps away. Being lazy when one should be going for the objective. Temporary success. Expecting everything to be laid out before you. Weeds. Unkempt lawns. Neglected land.

Uranus symbolizes: The unexpected, things that are individual or 'different'. Charged, energetic dynamics, electricity, light, lightning bolts, sudden changes, those who live on the fringe of society. Sudden turns and twists of fate. Rebellion, surprises, liberation, freedom.
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Neptune is on Pisces 17: AN EASTER PROMENADE

This Symbol shows joining with others to celebrate your community's religious, spiritual or cultural ideas. To "Promenade" is to take a leisurely walk. That it's done at "Easter" reveals that there is a need to resurrect some of your hopes, dreams, visions and missions in order to bring them back and give them shape and form. There is regularly a need to share with others' aspirations and ideals. No matter how structured or organized this celebration is, if it's done with joy and warmth of feeling and fertility, it will inspirit the group, infusing them with a sense of emotional unity.

Keywords: Renewed faith in one's life circumstances. Rising up from doubt, fear and loss. Public holidays and their celebrations. Dressing up. Easter bonnets. Easter eggs, chickens and the fertility rites of spring. Rebirth. Forgiveness. Joy. Spiritual unity. Religious holidays. Worship. Renewal. Parades. Transformation.

The Caution: Superficial shows of unity. Craving for attention. Always needing an excuse to get together and unite. Empty displays of faith or joy. Doing things only because everyone else is doing them. Feeling lost, alone and forsaken in the crowd. Guilt trips. Exclusion of other faiths. Religious domination.

Neptune symbolizes: Mystical, "out there," spirituality and con artists. Dreams, mysteries, mystics and religious issues. Intuition, clairvoyance, seeing into the invisible. Addictive, chaotic, charming, deceptive, illusory, co dependent, sensory awareness.
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Pluto is on Capricorn 20: A HIDDEN CHOIR SINGING DURING A RELIGIOUS SERVICE

This Symbol shows singing, playing or enjoying music, and, also, to be able to pick up on things that others don't see or hear. The "Hidden Choir" brings songs, or sounds, with messages of salvation and faith. The fact that they are hidden shows something coming out of the background, something subtle, something others may miss. It can be important to be receptive to your feminine, intuitive side, as there are messages to be heard. Realize that you are not alone; there are other people who feel the same things. Watch out for mental noise. The voices of the women heard more through orthodox halls. Do you want to contribute?

Keywords: Background messages. Voices not heard or noticed before. Men, women and the church. Sensitivity to spirituality. Speaking behind closed doors. Voices from "nowhere". Melodies from the past. Choirs, organs and organ music. Channeled voices. Songs, sheet music. Hidden speakers. Clairvoyance.

The Caution: Taking undue credit for group qualities. Keeping the feminine out of the picture. Discriminating against people as not being “spiritual” or finding that some just plain aren’t! Background voices telling people how they should live. Using hidden messages to manipulate people, sometimes through guilt. Gossip. Messages that don’t make sense. Being afraid to sing or speak up.

Pluto symbolizes: Unconscious motivations, depth psychology, history. Sex, procreation at a deep level, intensity, profound emotions, taking hold of one's power. Being king or queen of one's underworld. Strength, survival mode instincts. Big money. Big power. The Plutocracy. Power vs power struggles.
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Chiron is on Aries 3: A CAMEO SHOWS THE PROFILE OF A PERSON THAT SUGGESTS THE OUTLINE OF THEIR COUNTRY

This Symbol shows that there is a need for an objective awareness of how your life fits into the larger picture. How do you, and others, fit into this situation? Does your 'Profile' define you in a different way from what you'd like, or are you happy with your image? You may find you have a more important role than you previously thought. Imprint your mark on life by becoming a shining example of your country, tradition, beliefs or culture. However, try not to become too identified with externals or seeking recognition from the people around you.

Keywords: Observing one's limitations. Living a life that is large. Atlases and maps. Standing by one's self. Allegiances with creed, religion, race or country. Nationhood. Brotherhood. The land. People in uniforms of any kind. The face of fighters who fought 'the good fight'. Borders and limitations to activity. Identification. Expatriates.

The Caution: Stereotyping one’s self or others. Blindly following the dogma of parents, government or officials. Not seeing the true essence of one’s self. Expecting to fit into some “shape” or model. Becoming identified with externals. Seeking recognition from others.

Chiron symbolizes: Our wounds, Chiron is known as The Wounded Healer. The wounds are The Stories That We Tell Ourselves, it is where we have to focus on healing, it can show things that are out of shape or misplaced or in need of repair.
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The Moon's North Node is on Leo 6: AN OLD FASHIONED 'CONSERVATIVE' WOMAN IS CONFRONTED BY AN UP-TO-DATE GIRL

This Symbol speaks of being prepared to integrate the conservative and the new, the young and the old and the tried-and-true with the more innovative. You may find yourself faced with choices around these issues. Although both camps hold promise and reward, it is the best qualities of both that is the proper compromise. Even though your habits may be ingrained, there comes a time when you are faced with issues from another perspective. If something or someone is "Confronting" you, remember that often what confronts or bothers us about others really shows issues that have to be examined about ourselves. It may be time to smarten up your act!

Keywords: Conservatism challenged by changing, energetic forms. Learning to let one's hair down. Letting go and having a good time. Issues of age and what one's capable of. Ideas challenged. Learning experiences. Renovations. Business takeovers. Different capabilities and talents. People acting or working together regardless of their differences. Generation gaps. Concentrating. Face to face meetings.

The Caution: Denying the duality within. Being afraid to get out there. Jealousy between people on different levels of being or different ages. Paying no attention to change/being afraid of it. Difficult combinations of people. Projection of the shadow. Standoffs. Criticism. Derision, envy, fear, jealousy. Age overriding feelings.

The Moon's North Node symbolizes: This is known as quite a 'karmic point' (although all planets and points in a chart can be 'karmic'). One's destiny in this life. The things you are meant to integrate, move towards, become. Destined relationships and relationship issues can show up here.
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The Moon's South Node is on Aquarius 6: A MASKED FIGURE PERFORMS RITUALISTIC ACTS IN A MYSTERY PLAY

This Symbol shows being theatrical, conveying a story, putting on a show, getting messages across to others. "Mystery Plays" portrayed archetypal stories from the Bible, often performed in Latin. "Performers" traveled the countryside, entertaining and teaching with drama as well as humor. Sometimes the "Mystery Play" can show that things are not quite as they seem. Mysteries can play a big part here - is someone wearing a mask? You may find that you are not shown the true face of people or situations. Look to see who the performers are. Are you part of the play or in the audience? Perhaps you need to be cautious in what you reveal.

Keywords: Rituals. Shamanism. Archetypes of personality. Putting on a show. Portrayals of performances that don't always add-up. The unmasking of someone. Comedy. Banditry. Mystery. Drama. Acting. Rituals. Executioner's masks. Smoke screens. Doing the technical but not the emotional. Saying or doing things because they "should". Having alternate personalities.

The Caution: Neurotic performances. Putting on superficial acts. Carrying out “rituals” without being aware of why. Sticking to tradition. Unwilling to admit to changing times. Not knowing who the players are or what the plot is. Being unsure of direction. Lying. Cover-ups. Deceptions. Tricks. Ploys to manipulate.

The Moon's South Node symbolizes: Past karmic patterns to be overcome, can be habits that are good, but can describe things, relationships, issues that you need to let go of, or, hold you back from manifesting your true destiny. Relationships that feel karmic and difficult, memories from the past.
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 Lynda Hill, FAA Pract. Cert . has been a professional astrologer for more than 18 years. 2010 marked her 25th lecture tour of the States, in addition to the many lectures she has conducted for astrologers and the public throughout AustraliaEnglandScotland,  WalesIrelandRussiaSouth AfricaNew Zealand and  Canada

Lynda is the astrologer for Take Five Magazine, and writes astrological commentary for publications all over the world. She divides her time between Sydney's beautiful Northern Beaches and the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains (when she's not travelling the world delivering lectures).   

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What are the Sabian Symbols?

The ancients divided up the sky, just like any other circle, into 360 degrees. They assigned each of the 12 constellations (star signs or zodiac signs) 30 degrees each: 12 times 30 = 360. 

The Sabian Symbols are a set of 360 phrases of words that correspond with each of the 360 degrees of the wheel of the zodiac, from Aries 1 to Pisces 30. Consisting from as little as 2 words (Virgo 2: 'A Harem') to as many as 21 words (Taurus 5: 'A Youthful Widow, Fresh and Soul-Cleansed From Grief, Kneels at an Open Grave to Receive the Secret of Eternal Life), each one of these Symbols holds both a story and a unique energy field of their own. 

These images hold meaning for those degrees of the signs. Although the Symbols have their foundations in astrology, absolutely no knowledge of astrology is needed to use them.

The Sabian Symbols were given birth in San Diego, California, in 1925 by Marc Edmund Jones, a noted American astrologer and spiritualist and the gifted clairvoyant Elsie Wheeler. 

Jones was interested to find a set of word images to go with every degree of the zodiac. Elsie Wheeler was an extraordinary clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair for most of her life. 

Jones chose Elsie Wheeler as his partner in this 'experiment' (as M.E. Jones called it) as she had a remarkable ability to "see" messages, images and symbols. 

She used this talent to help her clients, but was rather weary of the standard questions she received, such as "when will I be rich?" and "when will I meet the love of my life?" 

She was eager to take part as she believed that this was an opportunity to really contribute something to astrology.

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