Poem based on the book The Sabian Symbols as an Oracle

by Lynda Hill & Richard Hill © 1995*


“Miners are emerging from a deep coal mine”


Today, randomly generated the number 192

Wandered the cold, dripping mines

Wondering what to do

At still another life cusp

Menacing stalactites creeping down

Snaring stalagmites tripping the unwary

Wandered twelve days in the darkness

When the answer came, so obvious,

Wondered why I didn’t believe what was already known

Gems pick-axed from the walls

Must be brought up to the light

As a reminder

To never again lack self-faith

And to remember that

Coming into the light reveals

Rewards gained by

Releasing a belabored point…


© 2016 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)


*Thanks to Hunter S. Jones (http://huntersjones.com/ )   for reminding me about the Sabian Symbols that are used to describe astrological degrees in a horoscope. It is often helpful to consult the ancient practice of sortilege–sometimes called Bibliomancy–for guidance.