For the next few days I am sharing the daily Sabian Symbol for the Sun, the ruling Planet of the sign of LEO, from the book “A Screen of Prophecy” by Diana E. Roche. The Sabian Symbols are a set of 360 symbolically descriptive images, each of which is accompanied by an interpretation of each image. Each symbol matches an astrological degree of the 360 degree astrological wheel. They were originally brought into existence on some unrecorded date in 1925 by Marc Edmund Jones and Elsie Wheeler.

Theme: Historical Perspective. This symbol speaks to retrospection, and to an ability to identify relevant turning points in life and predict the outcome of current events by reflecting on pat experience or using historical perspective. The emphasis here is on the fact that history repeats itself and events occur in cycles. The image of an old sea captain rocking alludes to maturity and the stage of life when battles and adventures take place mostly in the mind. Thus, this symbol also refers to vicarious experience.

Today: The accent is on maturity, reflection and reconstruction. You may be surprised, when looking back on some event in your life, that you now see if quite differently.

Opportunity: Your greatest advantage lies in drawing on your past experience to handle a present challenge.

Risk: Guard against withdrawing in order to avoid dealing with change or unknowns in the present. You may lose your place among your fellows if you refuse to adapt or learn new skills.

More than ever we need to examine the past in order to change the future. What can we learn about our relationship with the environment and what has brought us to this point in history? What do each of us need to do differently that would create a more harmonious and healthier planet for all of life?