Aries 28-29 A Celestial Choir Singing
Congregación de Hermanas de los Ángeles via Wikimedia Commons
I thought I would speculate on a meaning for this symbol. An obvious one is that the angels are giving you guidance, and not just as a little whisper in the ear, but a full-on, you-can't-ignore-this, we-aren't-going-away, you-better-listen-up type of guidance, to the point where the decision-making part of us, the emotions, take over and make us obey our guidance.
I've never heard angels singing, but if I have had an experience with this symbol then the description above is how I've had it.
Now let me explore this symbol in relation to its 28-29 Aries/ Cancer/ Libra/ Capricorn cross, because I find that sort of thing fun.
We have Cancer 28-29 A Muse Weighing Twins and as we know, the Muses bless any one of us with the genius of a particular gift at her behest. I imagine this symbol is about a Muse deciding which person to bestow her particular creative talent upon. Which twin is more worthy? The only story I know, about how to decide that one, is of the goddess Maat, the personification of truth and justice, who weighs each soul (called the weighing of the heart) against a feather to see who is worthy of entry to paradise. The twins in this case would refer to the fact that the Egyptian Creator "made every man like his fellow". But Maat is not in this symbol. In this symbol, the Muse may make a random decision about who to bestow her favour upon, she is in the process of judging who to choose, or even judging who has the joy from genius in their heart? By the way, the word genius comes from "genie" who would visit you so that you, a mere mortal, could transcend creatively and contact the divine in expressing art. YOU were not the genius, the genie was. Which is a far more comforting way of looking at our creative efforts.
Next we have Libra 28-29 Humanity Seeking To Bridge The Span Of Knowledge which I speculate to mean making a short-cut, basically, to some kind of enlightenment. Or it can mean refining knowledge. Like I just did there, with that last comment.
The relationship between the Arian choir expressing and the Libran seekers are that they are trying to meet.
Then there is the Capricorn 28-29 A Woman Reading Tea Leaves, which I wonder is about interpreting the divine, trying to read messages from the universe via a common language of tea-leaves. Compared to the Aries choir of angels belting out guidance on their side, we practical (Capricorn) folk fiddle with cups and leaves on our side to understand what angels are trying to say! The relationship between the Cancerian Muse and the Capricorn tea-leaf reader illustrates that although you may have a particular genius, you still have to show up for work and go through the motions of making an effort to translate that genius for other people.
In each part of the cross, it seems there is a divine entity, and one could say some of us are born with a divine grace expressed (Aries), some achieve divine grace (Libra), some interpret divine grace for their own concerns (Capricorn) and others have divine grace thrust upon them (Cancer)!
In terms of movement between symbols, I speculate that the Muse grants genius to one of us great unwashed, who is born to express the genius/divine (Aries), and still must work at contacting that genius (Capricorn), so that we can benefit from finding a process (e.g. meditation, kung-fu? tea leaves?) that allows us to contact that divine/Muse efficiently (Libra), so we can influence the odds of receiving creative genius (Cancer again).
In the other direction, the divine expression (Aries) uses a midwife Muse to be transferred to a human (Cancer) who uses their particular talent to progress humanity (Libra), ever mindful that this talent is a separate entity and therefore this relationship requires continued cultivation, consultation and maintenance (Capricorn) to strengthen communication with the divine (Aries).
Does any part of the symbol resonate with you?
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Do any of the astrological bodies (Venus, Jupiter, Chiron etc) fall on this symbol for you? What has it meant in your life?
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