The Sabian Symbols, an Astrological Oracle, will answer any question you care to ask, from relationships to money, from career and creativity to psychological health, from the smallest to the greatest issue that life presents you with, whether it concerns your past, present or future. TAO answers all, giving guidance, support and inspiration toward a clearer today and a better tomorrow.
The Astrological Oracle is based upon the Sabian Symbols, which are clairvoyantly conceived images for each one of the 360 degrees of the circle that makes up the Zodiac. These images that comprise the Sabian Symbols were psychically received by a sensitive called Elsie Wheeler, a woman severely disabled with arthritis, at the behest of one of the 20th Century’s most respected astrologers, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones (who was also the founder of the Screenwriters’ Guild of America). Marc Edmund Jones took Elsie Wheeler into Balbao Park in San Diego one day in 1925, parked in a quiet spot, and in four sessions noted down all 360 images as Elsie ‘saw’ them on cue, as was her very special talent.
Marc’s method here was to prepare 360 blank cards with the Sign degree numbers written on the back of each. He would shuffle the cards face down, select one and present it blank face up to Elsie. As she then described what she ‘saw’, he quickly pencilled down her description on the card – sometimes questioning, sometimes being corrected by her. He and she then repeated this procedure for each of the remaining 359 degrees – all in that one day.
The remarkable speed and intensity of this operation, plus the fact that Marc used certain occult disciplines and rituals to facilitate and validate what was happening, points to the likelihood that he too was involved in the psychic process. His own belief was that they were channelling an occult brotherhood from ancient Mesopotamia (Sumeria), some of the originators of astrology, still existing on inner planes. There is evidently some connection to a sect in that time and area actually called the Sabians (also the name Edmund Jones gave to his student group who tested the Symbols) that were in fact the followers of a religion led by Hermes Trismegistus, whose writings were in the form of the Corpus Hermeticum, and to whom is attributed the axiom that perfectly summarizes astrology: ‘As Above So Below’.
In the light of all this, it may therefore be said that the Sabian Symbols come down to us from the same source that has carried and kept through millennia some of the key mysteries and secrets of life on this planet. Please note that the actual words used in The Astrological Oracle that comprise the Sabian Symbols themselves are the original verbal forms of the Symbols as set down by Marc Edmund Jones in his book The Sabian Symbols In Astrology (Shambhalah Publications Inc, 1953). In later publications many of the Symbols have been reworded and elaborated upon.
- USING THE SABIAN SYMBOLS AS AN ORACLE
- LET EXPERIENCE BE YOUR GUIDE
- THE VITAL ELEMENT OF CHOICE
- BEING NUDGED TOWARDS YOUR DESTINY
- WEATHERING THE STORM
- DIVINATION AND SCIENCE
- THE NAUTICAL ANALOGY
- USING THE ASTROLOGICAL ORACLE
- FORMULATING A QUESTION
- ASKING A QUESTION
- UNDERSTANDING THE ANSWER
- POINTS TO WATCH
- HOW ACCURATE IS THE ORACLE BEING?
- SOME NAVIGATION TIPS
- RECOMMENDED QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS
- DOUBTING THE ORACLE
- EXAMPLE READINGS
- THE SABIAN SYMBOLS INDEX