“The heavenly motions…are nothing but a continuous song for several voices, perceived not by the ear but by the intellect, a figured music which sets landmarks in the immeasurable flow of time” ~ Kepler
The Sabian Symbols were channelled by clairvoyant, Elsie Wheeler, to Astrologer, Marc Edmund Jones, in 1925 in Balboa Park, San Diego. Jones created a pack of 360 blank cards for each degree of the zodiac and Wheeler channelled a symbol for each degree. The cards were marked with a very small symbol for each degree and chosen at random. Astrologers Dane Rudhyar, in his book An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and It’s 360 Symbolic Phases, and, more recently, Lynda Hill in her book, The Sabian Symbols, An Oracle, amongst others. But I am very grateful that these two books came into my world and these are the two I reference when looking at the symbols.
And today I discuss only one symbol. The symbol for todays New Moon at 28˚ 25′ Aries. To find the symbol for the degree we always go to the next degree. Therefore, we look at the symbol for 29˚ Aries for this New Moon.
And that symbol is “Music Of The Spheres”
And this is what Astrology is for me.
The meaning is layered. But Lynda Hill suggests that ‘The Spheres’ in this symbol refer to the planets in our solar system. And then she speaks of Pythagorus and I quote from Hill:
“The scholar Pythagorus found that the pitch of notes depends on the rapidity of vibrations, and also that the different planets move at different rates of motion. Since all things in nature are harmoniously made, the sifferent sounds would harmonize, and the combination of these sounds he called “The Harmony of the Spheres”
Pythagorus believed that music could heal and was highly therapeutic. And to him, music was an exact science. You can read further about Pythagorus’ theories here. It’s most interesting. The diagram to the left is called ‘The Intervals and Harmonies of the Spheres.’
Now did Wheeler know of this? Possibly. But the symbols were channelled all in one day. Rapidly and randomly. And contain many references that she was unlikely to have much knowledge of. It seems, therefore that these were symbols from source. And that’s my belief.
At this point I want to leave the ‘evidence’ and speak to what this means for me.
Firstly, in regard to this New Moon. I have already written of this chart being as a new beginning in my Aries New Moon post but what I didn’t go into great detail about is an earth Grand Trine between Aries’ ruler, Mars in Taurus, Pluto in Capricorn and Lilith in Virgo. With Neptune, Vesta and Chiron in Pisces all clustered together to create a kite formation with Lilith in Virgo as the focal point.
Lilith is the deep Shakti feminine that has been long repressed by the patriarchy. The kundalini, powerful, root chakra, feminine that has been kept down for 2500-ish years. And here she is being activated on this New Moon that is so close to the end of Aries that it has a Taurus flavor also. And Taurus represents the manifest, Mother Earth, the trees and the rivers. All that we can physically touch, see, hear, smell and taste.
We are being brought DOWN to earth on this New Moon. But we are also being asked to connect with the unconscious, the music of the spheres. Neptune and Vesta in Pisces (our connection with our intuition and unconscious) are in aspect to Mercury, the messenger of the Gods, in Taurus on this New Moon. Connecting heaven and earth.
We are being asked to TUNE IN to the ‘Music of The Spheres’.
And that is what Astrology means for me and what my aim is for you. To help you to tune in. From a natal reading which shows how the music of the spheres plays in you to helping you to tune into that music in your life to create the most beautiful music possible. To help you to feel the music and dance to it. To dance and sing your own unique song.
Many of us are so out of touch with the Music. We don’t tune in to the rhythms and the harmonics.
The planets and the other Cosmic bodies make music.
I believe the universe is asking us to BEGIN (Aries) to tune in more deeply again. Telling us that we must bring together our earlthly incarnation and our connection with the unseen energies and forces.
I invite you to tune in.
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