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Solar Sabian Symbol: Scorpio 18

A Path Through Woods Brilliant With Multicolored Splendor; Transfiguration

Here we reap the fruit of the preceding symbol: recognition from the spiritual realms for a job well done. Those who yield their personal conditioning and agendas to fulfill their destiny within the Divine design experience the pleasure of transfiguration: a peace beyond victory and defeat or praise and blame. They have pleased God and served their purpose for this incarnation. As the body ages the soul’s joy is unhindered. Its legacy is eternal.

source: An Astrological Mandela, Dane Rudhyar

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Solar Sabian Symbol: Scorpio 17

A Woman, Fecundated By Her Own Spirit, Is Great With Child; The Transpersonal Way

In the preceding symbol we saw a girl’s smile, and in this symbol we have the “mother of the Living God”, a full grown vessel for Divine will. What is presented as a quantum leap is actually a long process of healing and self-actualization, but this is the ideal of the Scorpio archetype. A surrendered ego becomes a willing vessel for the will of the Living God.

This is the transpersonal way because it requires us to release our own ideas of love and hate, good and evil, virtue and vice. Only by casting our worldly perception aside can we summon the faith and courage to give birth to Divine will.

source: An Astrological Mandela, Dane Rudhyar

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Solar Sabian Symbol: Scorpio 16

A Girl’s Face Breaking Into A Smile; Warmth of Feeling

Women symbolize the soul, and a girl conveys a certain level of youth and innocence. Here she is pleased by something, and this is the basis for all desire and creation: pleasure. Every life, every story, every sacrifice and epic quest is defined by the pursuit of pleasure on various levels. Pursuing that warmth of feeling on whatever level we believe it is possible is the basis of all progress.

source: An Astrological Mandela, Dane Rudhyar

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Solar Sabian Symbol: Scorpio 15

Children Playing Around Five Mounds Of Sand; Future-Oriented Growth

Five is the number of the pentagram, which represents our ability to ground spiritual energy on the material plane. These are children and we are children of God. They are learning and growing, and their seemingly mindless play has an important purpose: it equips them for higher stages of development.

Halfway through Scorpio season we are seeing that it isn’t enough to have desire if we aren’t willing to create from it. We take ourselves and our lives very seriously and this is necessary to our survival but it is also important to remember that compared the the forces and powers we are learning to work with we are innocent children building sandcastles.

source: An Astrological Mandela, Dane Rudhyar

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Solar Sabian Symbol: Scorpio 14

Telephone Lineman At Work Installing New Connections; Will To Association

This symbol is the next level of development in the process we began in the last symbol. On whatever level we have come to understand the relationship between these seemingly unrelated factors we are preparing to put them into practice. Here we discern the connection between cause and effect; we are able to associate them and this allows us a deeper understanding of what is occurring on an energetic level. This will allow us to work with our observations in the most effective way.

source: An Astrological Mandela, Dane Rudhyar

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Solar Sabian Symbol: Scorpio 13

An Inventor Performs A Laboratory Experiment; Ability To Relate Seemingly Unrelated Facts

In this symbol we find the basis for all healing and occult work: the ability to comprehend an unseen flow of energy by observing cause and effect and conducting controlled experiments. The ability to perceive a corner of the fabric of Divine design well enough to understand how one decision informs another situation with no grounded connection is the beginning of conscious co-creation.

source: An Astrological Mandela, Dane Rudhyar

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Solar Sabian Symbol: Scorpio 12

An Official Embassy Ball; Display

This symbol gives us a social example of a certain level of spiritual consciousness. An official embassy ball has strict social protocol and deviance from this expected behavior can harm diplomatic relations. We also see this moment in Scripture when Christ comes to John for His water baptism. John protests and Christ explains “we must fulfill all righteousness”. There is a great deal of power in Scorpio energy and any concentration of power requires careful attention to detail and adherence to a certain order or tradition.

source: An Astrological Mandela, Dane Rudhyar

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Solar Sabian Symbol: Scorpio 11

A Drowning Man Is Being Rescued; Humanitarianism

Scorpio may seem like an odd place to reference the instinct of all creatures to protect life but that comes from a limited understanding of Scorpio’s energy. The archetype is famous for destruction, however, the evolved Scorpio destroys in service to the highest good of all involved. For people who feel bound by duty to hold on until the last brick crumbles, Scorpio’s destruction is a life-preserver.

source: An Astrological Mandela, Dane Rudhyar

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Solar Sabian Symbol: Scorpio 10

A Fellowship Supper Reunites Old Comrades; Comradeship

This symbol shows the importance of social relationships with those who share our life experiences. It reminds us of the universal condition and allows us to bond over the similar effects on our consciousness. We can also note the spiritual significance of breaking bread together, of coming to the table and sharing a meal, which is the basis of family and community. Scorpio’s work generally doesn’t attract an adoring audience but the kinship between war veterans is a perfect equivalent.

source: An Astrological Mandela, Dane Rudhyar

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Solar Sabian Symbol: Scorpio 9

A Dentist At Work; Inventiveness

In this symbol we see how civilized society creates problems at one level of development and solves them at the next. Sweeteners and other consequences of preserved and process food increased the rate of tooth decay and an entire industry was born from necessity. This work of cleaning, polishing and drilling away decay is a modern manifestation of Scorpio’s scythe- clearing away that which has become an obstacle.

source: An Astrological Mandela, Dane Rudhyar