Every self respecting Astrologer would probably have in their library a copy of The Sabian Symbols by Marc Edmond Jones.
The Sabian Symbols were developed in San Diego in 1925 by Marc Edmund Jones, a well known astrologer, and Elsie Wheeler, a spiritualist medium. They consist of 360 word images corresponding to the 360 degrees of the zodiac (each zodiac sign has 30 degrees)
They add depth to a horoscope and are vividly pictorial. These days apparently they are used as an oracular device.
To give an example:.
Today (28 July 2009) the planetary position for the Sun is 05.04°: in Leo
The Sabian symbol for this planetary position is “Rock Formations Tower Over A Deep Canyon”
An Astrological Mandala by Dane Rudhyar is another reference and reinterpretation of the symbols.
The books displayed below are texts relating other oracular systems to Astrology and various old astrological books I picked up second hand, which were once owned by an Ernest S McIntyre in the 1930s. Waite’s Compendium contains Ernest’s notes on the mental characteristics of the planets.
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