The Zunis are an Indian tribe that have a reservation in New Mexico. There is a brief bit on their religion in wikipedia, naming the Sun Father as one of a trinity that also includes Earth Mother and Moonlight-Giving Mother. Just taken symbolically – well it’s clearly a Leo symbol. They’re worshipping the sun, for goodness sake. Where every month has its own “planet”, the sun is Leo’s (actually a luminary, of course).
I Do Need a Miracle – Every Day
You may think what is the big deal but the big deal is that the Sabian symbols were assigned randomly, you know – by the universe. I didn’t make up the symbols – they’ve been around since the 1920’s. I’m not making up meanings for them. I mean I am, but, I use a systematic method (using astrology’s symbolism and established ordering and defining) to arrive at meanings for the degree. Then I go to the Sabian symbol to see if it looks anything like that particular energy. And it always does.
So, this is a little more than a coincidence here, folks. It is perfect synchronicity, not my intuition, that causes the symbols to (practically) always reflect the sign and degree meaning – which is always assigned based on natural order. If I used a different set of symbols, would this work? NO. If I reworded these symbols, would this work? AGAIN, NO.It’s like a daily miracle no one is aware of – even astrologers!
What do I mean by Natural Order?
I wrote my thesis on it for my master’s so believe me, I could get into this. But for the sake of the blog…Here’s an example: What comes first, self or relationship? Natural order dictates a strong self that is then ready for partnership. Natural order. Common sense.
Another way natural order can be understood is to think of the life cycle – development through the life is very much a reflection of the natural order. What comes first, marriage or children? Religion or politics? Philosophy or society? Society or community? Or, see the clock.
Leo 20 – What it Is and Seeing it in the Symbol
So, anyway, Leo gets a little more dramatic every day. We’ll see when we get to Leo 30 that the creations of the self are messages from the whole (God). In the meantime….
Way beyond the sun being ruler of Leo, there are many more alignments between the meaning given to Leo and the meaning given to 20, and the Zuni sun-worshipper.
2o is a highly feminine number and one that is most focused on intimacy and fulfillment of relationship – on all levels – emotionally, intellectually and physically. It correlates to the late degrees of Scorpio. This is a very complex energy which is quite fixed, meaning very stubborn to be changed. It’s all about fulfilling relationship to realize deep inner transformation. This is the kind of transformation that gets us above ourselves.
The symbol shows the Zunis in relationship. Is the ultimate transformation realized through relationship with the sun as a (physical) symbol for the Higher Self?
So right, the sun typically represents the whole Self, with the various days of the year symbolizing the myriad of points of perspective and personality within this. So, they’re embracing something that’s outside of themselves but something is very close to themselves, at the same time. Through the emotional passion projected into the sun, perhaps they increase the passion and energy that relays to their chakras. And they actually do realize personal transformation through this relationship with the sun.
Leo + 20 = Zuni Sunworshipper?
I’m not sure what it means to be a sun-worshipper but they may have to chose between themselves and their relationship, like it might require them to throw themselves into fire or burn their eyes out or something. And there is certainly an implication of long-lasting-ness. Like the American Indians. And the sun.
Ultimately, there seems to be this sense of having to chose between self and the partnership (with Self/love/wholeness) that you’ve created. Here, the self could be sublimated by a greater and transformational experience with “the other” (who is really just a projection of the self as a Self- probably not the who of the other that is at all). This experience is a catapult to the next step.*
Embracing the Fire Within
Again, here is an energy that I relate to. Of course, the sun in the sky is still within orb of that nice trine with my solar point. I have a sense of a relationship with the sun in that I mindfully foster.
I like to think of the sun as my friend, who will express in a benevolent way that I can adopt. I try to get more sun in my life. I do like to be outside, but there are other ways to get sun, too. I think eating raw foods bring in the particles of sunlight, drinking pure water, watching the sunrise, taking pictures of the sunset – those kinds of things. I see my Sunology practice as serving as another way I get more sun in my life. Ultimately, any interaction or experience in life could be considered a solar practice. One day at a time, right?
Will the Sun be the Great Healer of the Future?
In the future I expect that embracing the sun (fire) in its many manifestations will be found to be a predictor of good health and vitality. I read in the news today that spiritual (again, fire/air) people handle cancer (yes, the disease this time) better than non-spiritual people do. They made a point of saying these are not people that go to church but it’s the people who relate or say yes to being spiritual, which in my opinion means that they have a strong fire component to their personality.
Of course, anybody can be spiritual but most people are not focused there naturally (as it, too, is just one point of many for humanity). Many do not have that strong fire component or realize the benefits (strength of the blood and the heart and general vitality). But when those without a strong fire component learn to direct what they do have in a healthy way, it can be used like REIKI.
Extra sun means an extra sense of connection. The more connected I find myself, the more I can see the whole thing. In a world of duality, where I am a self, it helps to have the Self on my side.
OK, until tomorrow! Enjoy the sun!
* although I’d say the daily rising of the sun is probably the most basic catapulting influence (on our consciousness). It’s a push from a fire/spirit influence, either way.