The Twelve Signs
By Yogi Bhajan
The zodiac sign is always symbolic to a person. It means that this is your base. This is what you have been granted in relation to the animal nature. From this comparison of the animal nature, you are supposed to grow into a human being with a caliber that is very noble and graceful.
Zodiac sign symbols were made for man. Astronomy is what the heavens are. Astrology is how the constellations are affecting, from the heavens, our existence on the earth and what we should do to rise above it.
When the universe and all its stars
Start dancing and crossing the orbit
Leaving trails of light in the triangles of the zigzag…
The very existence and its loyalty are called Aries!
When the meek becomes mighty
And righteousness comes down into the center of the Self,
And softness passionately takes over the kindness…
The universe comes through with a standing ovation,
Blessing the grace of the power of the Lord.
That is the mighty bull, the Taurus!
When innocence loves innocence
And openness becomes secretive,
And the blend of the three worlds–
Past, present and future – comes to an end…
Then Gemini is experienced!
When all the stars dance around the moon
Reflecting the mighty sun in the dawn of the day
And in the beauty of the sunset…
The total sum is the children of the moon
Reflecting through tears
The Self and the selfless
That is the Cancer!
When I was whisking away in the meadow
I heard the roar of the lion
And saw their pride laughing at me,
Because I couldn’t be like them…
Master of the beast…Singha!
In the crystal Self
I saw the sophisticated plight of the coolness of the moon
And the lightness of the breeze
Showering kisses in the morning,
And the beauty of a tiny crystal of dew – the purity of water
And the nurturing essence of fire below in the sun…
Eye was amazed being a Virgo!
When the Divine needs to be figured out,
Ability needs to be experienced,
Divinity needs to be practiced,
And the human wants to see the light…
The balance of Libra creates harmony with ecstasy of consciousness
To preserve the dignity of all living creatures.
The domain of Libras exists
In that sustained state of consciousness
Where the law of life is balanced.
In that existence the human can serve
The dark and the light
With the equality of love.
When all the akashic records are seized to be one
With the force o the wind and the power of the stars,
And when the Lord of the air and ego
Attacks and eats the consciousness of the world…
The dancing cobra, Scorpio, is realized!
From nothing to everything…
From everything to nothing…
In one moment!
When the power of the beast surpasses all limits,
And when the Infinity merges in the bounty of realization,
The sophistication of that virtue is the Sagittarius!
When all movement comes to an end
And endless becomes endlessness…
When the totality of God
And the mighty sense of the beauty of wisdom
Enjoys the relationships with the lofty character of firmness…
Capricorn is born to glorify the world for his total firmness!
When the most wonderful and exalted Self of the being,
Starts flowing like heavenly nectars
In the very being of all that it sees, touches, smells and penetrates…
In that flow of life, Aquarius exists as a lily in a pool of water.
Everything from beginning to end
In the beauty and the bias of life
Which runs in circles
And keeps the history of the universe in records,
Chasing from tail to tail…
And when all the characteristics of the character
Become humble and re-emerge to resurrect…
Then Pisces is born!
Like a slippery fish which cannot live without water,
Though water can live without it,
To prove the glory of non-existence
In the existence of tomorrow.