So what are the Sabian Symbols?
In 1925 an astrologer, Marc Edmund Jones, and a clairvoyant, Elsie Wheeler, created the 360 symbols, corresponding to every degree in a horoscopic circle.
Marc wrote the degrees on the back of 360 cards, shuffled them, and handed each random card blank-side to Elsie, who described an image that Marc then wrote on the card.
1953 Marc published The
Symbols in Astrology which also included his
interpretations of each image. For more information, check out the organisation he founded.
However, times have changed! And the world is large and varied!
me, I wish that we had the actual images that Elsie saw. Since the
descriptions are all that we have, one of the difficulties is the fact that the words do not convey the complete image. The words then become interpreted and re-interpreted. If that is case, why not open the interpretation to everyone? We are all unique and all have ability and access to insight as we are all connected to the wonderful universe.
So this website serves as a collaborative project where anyone with an insight into their Sabian Symbols astrology can add their interpretation here (or create their own similar to the Sabian Symbols degrees).
I have chosen to use the original symbols for this website, the ones channelled and written onto the cards. There have been astrologers who choose to change the wording, I believe that the original allows freer individual interpretation for YOU!
In my hobby consultations with people I have seen how different planets give different meanings to a Sabian image, and how different life circumstances give each resulting astronarrative an interesting twist.
The most useful application of the Sabian Symbols astrology occurs when someone has lived half a life already, and it's interesting how patterns can be revealed this way, which is enlightening.
It's far more difficult to use this astronarrative as a predictive tool, for a newborn, as there are so many interpretations that can be made on the one image. Once you have lived to at least middle age, you can see how points in your life have corresponded to the symbols in the astronarrative.
Click on the Signs in the left navigation to read more about your specific Sabian images.
There are elements of astrology that use the idea of reincarnation - such as the Rahu/North Node/Dragon's Head, which is interpreted to be your path of spiritual progression, as your Ketu/South Node/Dragon's Tail is your previous lifetimes.
This then leads into the idea of the karma concept: lifetimes of learning cause and effect. Your birthday astrology can tell you what gifts you bring from your previous lifetimes and what your path of spiritual progression is.
Astrology does not tie you to being a certain way, and it doesn't predict everything about you. It may explain, in a different way, the energy in your life and its potential challenges and possibilities. And we are always changing our karma.
Since we are meant to exist and we choose when and where and who we are born to (which is really interesting when we see if certain sabian symbols are in fact ancestrally relevant), then everything that happens is a lesson to learn and grow as soul.
In this way, our astronarrative helps us to accept the past, to understand what is presented as a struggle (as there is a past life reason), and to appreciate our gifts.
In a more holistic sense, the birthday astrology brings points of intensity - the planets - to specific symbols, and any or all of these are part of our spiritual progression, of course!
If we have chosen our gifts and lessons, we still can continue to choose. Where you have "had enough" or learned as much as you can about your lessons, you can still evolve and choose different paths (in fact, change from old patterns and evolution is necessary for survival and soul growth).
I do not believe in astrology as fatalistic. Here, the astronarrative is about understanding the story you chose to experience at birth. Take a holistic view of your birthday astrology and do a Karma Review to see if you can tick off any lessons.
Then move on and continue making new karmic choices for yourself!
As we move through this present life, we do all we can to improve karma by:
What will you learn when you venture into your astronarrative (the sabian symbols that form your birthday astrology)?
The following will be part of your evolving paradigm:
I hope that your Astronarrative gives you comfort that you have been on your right path all along.