The Sabian Symbols were birthed by spiritualist and astrologer Marc Edmund Jones and clairvoyant Elsie Wheeler in 1925. They give symbolic information about every single degree of every sign in the Zodiac. In a personal chart they give uncanny descriptions of a person's life and destiny. In 1953 Jones wrote his bestselling book ' The Sabian Symbols in Astrology describing them in both a positive and a negative application in a chart.
Astrologers Lynda and Richard Hill studied and revised them somewhat to make them easier to read and put out an amazing book called The Sabian Symbols as an Oracle which is what I'll be referring to in the degree descriptions below.
The Sabian Symbols are now used as a regular part of astrological interpretation, and not just for personal charts. You can also use them for event charts, horary charts, lunations, etc...and now we're going to use them for the Grand Cross Degrees to see what these degrees really symbolize. It's about uncovering another layer of meaning and how it is affecting every person on the plane. Those with planets or angles at this degree will feel it the most acutely, since these degrees/symbols are already active in their personal lives.
The Grand Cross degrees are 13.5 of Cardinal signs - we round up to 14 to get the Sabian symbol
The following excerpts are from the Hill's book The Sabian Symbols As An Oracle
Uranus is at 14 Aries -
Aries 14; - A Serpent Coining Near A Man And A Woman
There is a lot of tense emotion around relationships. There is a confusion of tension, fear and passion. Something or someone may be trying to come between you and a beloved. Maybe you need to let go and find new depths to your ways of relating and relationships. Enticement. Allurement. The revelation of archetypal knowledge that may not be socially acceptable. If negative - feeling guilty about being afraid to express your feelings. Basic instincts and sexual energy,
Jupiter is at 14 Cancer
Cancer 14; A Very Old Man Facing A Vast Dark Space To The Northeast
You may be looking for some help or spiritual guidance, but it may be difficult to find through the usual channels. As we become more enlightened there is a greater ability to see spiritual truth. There needs to be a trust and courage that your inner wisdom is in touch with the higher truth, This is the degree if Sirius. If negative - a feeling of 'staring into a void.', a lack of purpose or a feeling of abandonment.
Mars is at 14 Libra
Libra 14; In The Heat Of The Noon, A Man Takes A Siesta
You may feel a need to to take a break even though you are in the middle of the situation. To relax and recuperate at this time will serve to give you greater strength to complete the task at hand. Meditation. If negative - wasting time, being disinterested in things around you, losing energy or interest just when one should be at the peak of of activity OR refusing to take a break.
Pluto is at 14 Capricorn
Capricorn 14; An Ancient Bas-Relief Carved In Granite Remains A Witness To A Long Forgotten Culture
The issue you may find in your situation is not so much in superficial display, but in the longevity and stability of the foundation or backdrop of your society. Some things never fade, they stand as reminders of ancient eras, bringing messages from the past. Anonymous immortality. Things carved in stone, or concrete. Permanent records. If negative - limitations by not allowing for changes. Is this situation old and outworn?
It's certainly clear how some of these symbols are playing out in the world economy - especially the Pluto one, since Pluto rules the world economy and the controlling elite. Unfortunately its the negative version of the Pluto degree. these symbols also give ideas about how we can channel this energy in a positive way.
I'll leave it to you to see how these symbols are represented in your own life. Sabian Symbol books can also be used as an oracle, which I do regularly. Just think of your question, and then open the book and see what that degree has to say about your situation.