The Zodiac is a 360° belt of the sky around the Earth. The Sabian Symbols are 360 metaphors that each represent one of the degrees of that zodiac belt. . Every degree of the zodiac is allocated a very specific symbol, called a Sabian symbol, so in all, there are 360 Sabian symbols.
The Sabian symbols were produced in 1925 by clairvoyant Elsie Wheeler, and they are the most popularly used set of degree symbols today. They are symbolic of the meaning of each degree of the zodiac.
The Sabian Symbols are just that - symbols. They are metaphorical representations of the 360° of the zodiac.
They can be applied to the positions of the planets, houses, asteroids, parts, or midpoints, as an additional means of interpretation.
Frequently asked questions:
Which Sabian Symbol am I?
No one is “one of” the Sabian Symbols. They are metaphors that represent the 360 degrees of the Zodiac.
What do they mean? How am I supposed to interpret them?
I didn’t create them (as I noted above), so I can’t tell you what they mean.
They’re Symbols 0 Metaphors. There’s maaany ways to interpret them, but that’s not really the important part. Worry less about what they’re “supposed” to mean, and discover what they mean to you.
Do Sabian Symbols only apply to your sun sign?
They can be applied to the Sun Sign, yes, but that isn’t what they were created for. The Zodiac is a 360° belt of the sky around the Earth. The Sabian Symbols are 360 metaphors that each represent one of the degrees of that zodiac belt. The Symbols can be applied to your Sun Sign, or your Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, the Houses, the Asteroids, and everything else.
What are Sabian Symbols?
The Sabian Symbols were created in 1925 through a collaboration between Marc Edmund Jones and psychic Elsie Wheeler. Jones was an accomplished astrologist. He wanted to create a new set of symbols that would help others understand astrological meanings. He took the circle of the zodiac and divided it into 360 degrees, giving each constellation 30 degrees. This broke down a star sign into 30 different possibilities. For example, if you were born a Pisces, depending on the degree within Pisces that you were born would speak more about your character than just a general overview of the sign. The degree of each planet at the time a person was born is also responsible for characteristics, so the sum total of all these different symbols would spell out a detailed character analysis.
When the Sabian Symbols were created, Jones had 360 index cards that were marked with each star sign and a number. Aries 6 would indicate the sixth degree in the sign of Aries. When Elsie would meditate for a symbol, she was unaware of which sign and degree it was. A brief descriptive phrase was written on the card, and then she would move on to the next random card and begin again. For example, the sixth degree of Aries is the phrase “A square brightly lighted on one side” while the eighth degree of Libra is “A blazing fireplace in a deserted home.” Because there are so many combinations of degrees, the character analysis can be quite specific when all the symbols are put together.
Jones felt that they were guided by an unseen agency from the ancient Mesopotamian brotherhood guiding Elsie’s visions. This is why he named his system the Sabian Symbols. The Sabians were an ancient group of alchemists in Mesopotamia. They studied astrology, talismanic magic and hermeticism. He felt that this guidance helped the right symbols come for each degree.
Jones thought that symbols were the best way to access this information for anyone who sought it. Symbols help us access our inner wisdom. As in the Tarot, it stimulates our connection to the universal consciousness through the use of images, colors, and feelings. As Jones continued to work with his Sabian Symbols, he put them away several times,always coming back to them with renewed energy and understanding. He finally published “The Sabian Symbols in Astrology.
Today, the Sabian Symbols are used by astrologers and non-astrologers alike. They are useful for helping one understand oneself as well as get the most out of specific events and circumstances. The symbols are able to give insight into common reality and universal logic. When using the Sabian symbols, one must keep the need to widen the vision in mind. You may end up seeing possibilities in the symbols that were unseen due to a narrowed view. The exact phrase associated with each symbol is only a guide
let each one open up new possibilities and adapt it so you can find the answers you seek.
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Damn that was a lot of symbols. Celebration! Watcha got planned next, Calli? :)
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I wish I had a different sign for my moon! I guess I’ll never know when my moon sign kicks in cause Ill still be a Sagittarius (sun/moon in sag xD) but like you said it’s all about our personality
Lol! Who you want to be is completely up to you. Astrology says which traits you’re likely to develop, but not which traits you’re limited to. \
Think of it like your Toolbox. Some things will be natural to grab - a hammer to bang a nail into the wood to the other wood so they stay together.
However, you could also use a screwdriver and a screw to hold them together.
Or industrial strength staples.
Or wood glue.
You have lots of options, if you so choose to sit and think about it instead of just instinctively grabbing the hammer.
You’re a Double Sagittarius - but that’s not all you are. Sagittarius is what comes easiest to you, but lots of other traits are available too, if you explore your options. ^-^
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Hello ! Could you please explain the relationship between the sign in venus and the signs in the “relationship/sex” houses (8th and 12 I think?) Which one pertains more to the person? Or do the houses explain the sign in your venus more…? #Confused
There’s a buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunch of stuff in the Natal Chart that impacts relationships, including (but not necessarily limited to):
- Sun Sign & House
- Moon Sign & House
- Venus Sign & House
- Mars Sign & House
- Jupiter Sign & House
- Neptune Sign & House
- First House & Ascendant Sign
- Fourth House & Imum Coeli Sign
- Fifth House
- Seventh House & Descendant Sign
- Eighth House
- Tenth House & Midheaven Sign
- Part of Love, Part of Lovers, Sex Drive, Part of Marriage, Part of Marriage of Men, Part of Marriage of Women, Part of Partners, Part of Weddings
- Eros Sign & House
- Psyche Sign & House
- Vesta Sign & House
- Juno Sign & House
- Ceres Sign & House
None are more important than the other. Everything blends together in forming who you are. :)
This might be a stupid question, but if sidereal astrology is about how the sky looks *from the Earth*, is there any form of heliocentric astrology? So, charts are calculated based on how the sky *actually* looks rather than how it looks from Earth? Because I feel like that would be cool; the astrology we usually use has to do with the Earth’s influence on us, but I feel like this would be our souls *without* Earth’s influence… or is that what Draconic is?
This is a great question!
First of all, no, that’s not what Draconic Astrology is.
Draconic Astrology is an alteration of your Natal Chart, based on the position of your North Node, based on Absolute Longitude.
Absolute Longitude is sort of like Military Time. 2200 is 10pm. One is more specific, and the other one is used more frequently, and a little easier to use.
Absolute Longitude is a conversion of each degree of the Zodiac to the 360 total, with 0 being 0° Aries and 360 being 30° Pisces. For example;
- 17° Aries is 17° Absolute Longitude.
- 8° Taurus is 38° Absolute Longitude.
- 22° Libra is 202° Absolute Longitude.
- 28° Aquarius is 328° Absolute Longitude.
So, Draconic Astrology converts everything to Absolute Longitude, then subtracts the Absolute Longitude of your North Node from everything else.
If the North Node has a larger Absolute Longitude than the one it’s being subtracted from, and therefore yields a negative Absolute Longitude, then it just moves backwards. Here’s an example;
- North Node is 8° Gemini -> 68° AL.
- 17° AL - 68° AL = - 58° AL, or 302° AL (which converts to 2° Capricorn)
- 38° AL - 68° AL = -30° AL, or 330° AL (which converts to 0° Pisces)
- 202° AL - 68° AL = 134° AL (which converts to 14° Cancer)
- 328° AL - 68° AL = 260° AL (which converts to 20° Scorpio)
OKAY NOW TO THE MAIN PART OF YOUR QUESTION.
I read a great article about that, though it kinda focuses on “Extraterrestrial Astrology;” which kinda walks through how to create a heliocentric (or even martian-centric) Chart.
(Lots of stuff under the cut)
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