Sagittarius 22 - sabian astrology in 7 words

Published: 18th November 2011
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A Chinese Laundry is the Sabian Symbol for the 22nd degree of Sagittarius. Here it is described using the 7 Words System - a way of understanding the complexity of human interactions that can be applied to all aspects of self-awareness and relationship, so that you quickly change your perspectives and get to a deep sense of what to do to improve things.


Perhaps you have thought that your birth sign, whatever it may or may not say about you, doesn’t really define you exactly? Surely not in a spine-tingling kind of way that makes every single thing in your life feel very altered from then on. Have a look at the Sabian Symbols – they may make you change your mind! The Sabian approach certainly is somewhat unique.

Well, you may enquire, what are these symbols? There are 360 Sabian Symbols – one for each degree – that have been clairvoyantly derived by a mystic, Elsie Wheeler, and unravelled by an American astrologer, Dr Marc Edmund Jones. Each one gives a subtle clue about the principal significance of that point, which can release some very useful and provoking perceptions that you may find quite interesting.

It works even if it’s not your particular degree – and yet a lot better if it is. It’s best to allow yourself time to do it slowly, like a meditation. Let each of the short paragraphs sink in slowly and try to feel what it means, as well as using the mind…or just sit with the images for a while and use your power of imagination to create some playful stories around it. (You will find your own Sabian Symbol by following the link below)

Having come to some new realizations about the essence of who you are, there is another stage you can adopt – to decide to be different. You can influence a lot more of your circumstances than you usually do when you engage fully with the deepest part of your unique identity, by taking on the qualities indicated by your Sabian symbol.

Also if you are clearer about who you are, then you become a lot more certain about what you want out of life. You can set your goals according to an overall vision of the bigger picture, and that itself leads to a much greater chance of success. It helps with focus so that you keep your attention fixed on the required outcome.

Reading your own Sabian Symbol is a bit like getting a brother or sister to speak honestly about you. They know you well, with all your dark bits and your light, and although they love you, they’ll tell you the hard truth! It can be difficult to hear, yet useful for those who are trying to become better people. It may be necessary to reread it a few times and think deeply about what is actually being said.

There is so much we could do with our lives! Opportunities are endless and very diverse, each day bringing little clues and teases to nudge us toward a little more unfolding of potential. Saying No to this and Yes to that surely requires us to trust our feelings and surrender to the inevitable – that, come what may, we all end up being who we are: nothing more, nothing less.

It is necessary to resist potential inner feelings of inferiority brought on when society disdains our work and worth – as can happen towards those in a Chinese laundry, whose service to the community is actually of real, if hidden importance.

The image hints obscurely at those whose path towards self-optimization requires them to follow a very specialized occupation that might deny them superficial communion with fellows, and even seclusion.

A great richness of life eventually comes through the pursuit of an objective for which the rewards are remote. A somewhat antisocial lifestyle, one that may not even win acceptance, and tremendous concentration is required to focus on goals – whose benefit to society will not be recognised immediately.

In order to sustain the enduring, unrewarded, and even disrespected labour, it takes unremitting dedication and profound faith in oneself, one’s work, and one’s clear imagination, that out of this work will come a better future for humanity.

Because of this, one has to develop exemplary poise. This begins as a necessary facility to maintain a sense of dignity, and yet develops into a masterly attribute – of being able to hold one’s own even in strange or irksome situations.

Seclusion at work – perhaps at first enforced by an unappreciative social environment – is now seen as a path towards, and expression of, an unusual depth of inner awareness and self-possession.

One learns to touch the state of soul consciousness and develop associations with spiritual or angelic forces, whose influence radiates forth. This promotes access to the highest reaches of one’s inspired creative being, which state is a requirement for the pursuit of the specialist occupation.


You get excellent free personality profiles and a free monthly newsletter at the 7 Words website (http://www.7words.co.uk), and more of the author's articles at http://www.jamesburgess.com/sabian-symbols.html

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