There are 360˚ in a circle, and the Zodiac, or "Band of Animals," is a Circle In The Sky that surrounds our Planet Earth. Each of the 12 signs takes up 30˚ and each degree of each sign means something.
The Sabian tradition sees the Constellations in the sky, the Planets, and The Sun and The Moon as Heavenly messengers of The One Source. Each degree that Each heavenly luminary travels expresses a different aspect of the Oneness of ALL LIFE.
In 1925, an Astrologer and a Clairvoyant Medium received something they believed was channelled to them by a being from the Ancient Sabian tradition: a series of messages or "scenes" about our existence on Earth - 360, in total...1 for each degree of the Zodiac.
These scenes, or tableaus, don't require anyone to know anything about astrology or any mystic art. They are Universally Accessible in this Modern Age.
Each day, I will take a look at The Sun and which degree of which sign It is in across the sky. Then, I will post the Sabian Symbol for that day and offer a commentary on the Oracle. You can read it and relate it to your astrological sign, or to your day or to nothing at all. But the most important question to ask is:
"What does this SYMBOL say to You?"
The Astrological New Year Begins anew at 0˚-1˚ in the First Sign Aries, The Ram. The Sabian Symbol for Aries 1˚ is:
A WOMAN HAS RISEN OUT OF THE OCEAN, A SEAL IS EMBRACING HER
Like Botticelli's "Venus" or Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs' "Black Venus" (Treadway / Toomey Galleries - Cincinnati, OH) "A Woman" makes a conscious emergence from the primordial soup that is the Womb "of the Ocean." She is heralded and escorted by the most gentle and strong of sea mammals, the seal.
In 1st Nation Native American myths, the Seal represents many things: Innocence ("Inuit translations of the Bible use the Inuktitut word for 'seal' in place of 'lamb.' "), abundance, skill and safety...as well as being a proxy for children.
The Sabian Symbol for Aries 2˚ is:
A COMEDIAN ENTERTAINING A GROUP OF FRIENDS
"A group of friends" is coming together for an "entertaining" evening by their fellow friend, "a comedian." Comedians make us laugh by pointing out the ironies of our shared experiences of life, our human frailties, and ridiculous situations we all find ourselves in from time to time.
"Many a truth is told in jest"
The Sabian Symbol for Aries 3˚ is:
A CAMEO SHOWS THE PROFILE OF A MAN THAT SUGGESTS THE OUTLINE OF HIS COUNTRY
"Profile"s, like silhouettes, can connect a face-shape to a visual connotation of people, places, things, ideas...and ideals. Here, this "man" has a portrait that connects him to the greater network of "his country." Is it the idea of his country...the ideals of his country...the people he may later influence in his country? Right now, it's all a suggestion. But in the face is the visage of more than just one man, one face.