Echoes from Jane

September 4, 2011
Jane Roberts, 8 May 1929 – 5 Sept 1984

In Modern Greek, goldfinches are called kartherinas; the word for ‘heart’ is karthia. The relevant collective noun in English: a ‘charm’ of goldfinches. The goldfinch is also a symbol of Christ’s passion.

Kozminsky Symbols for the Natal Chart of Jane Roberts, channel of the entity known as “Seth”

Third House

Pallas Athene/Hylonome 29º Pisces: A bat flying at night in an old graveyard

Hygeia 30º Pisces: A man trudging along a rough road, dragging a mass of heavy chains. A strong horse in a cart standing idly near.

Asclepius/Varuna/Eris 2º Aries: A man with a sword in his hand falling through a skylight of coloured glass

Transneptunian Hades 8º Aries: A silver axe shattering a shield of iron.

Transneptunian Admetos 9º Aries: A Roman general gaudily apparelled receiving a wreath of flowers from an empress.

Uranus 10º Aries: A ship illumined with the rosy rays of morning sailing towards the rising sun.

Elvis 16º Aries: Wild flowers growing amidst the corn in a sunlit field.
Denotes a person of charm, a lover of freedom- mental and physical-of nature, and of simple loveliness whose works in life will be blessed with success, and whose individuality will make itself felt amongst men. It is a symbol of Abundance.

Venus/Kassandra 22º Aries: A pilgrim crossing himself in front of an ancient temple, an overdressed official and a soldier mocking him.

IC 27º Aries: A huge hour-glass, the sands in which are running low.

Fourth House

Okyrhoe/Hekate 2º Taurus: A heart crowned on the summit of a barren rock jutting out of the ocean–a bevy of white sea-birds speeding towards it from the east in crescent form.

Ceres 4º Taurus: The arena of a circus during a night performance, the ringmaster in the centre urging forward the movements of a large white horse galloping round the ring, a lady gymnast standing on the animal’s back holding a hoop of fire.

Transneptunian Kronos 6º Taurus: A judge in his robes of office handing a book to a student, who is stretching out his hands to receive it.

Chiron 11º Taurus: A monk on a rocky road giving drink and food to a poor traveller who has fallen by the way.

Moon 17º Taurus: A sea-gull flying over the waters of the ocean.

Sun 19º Taurus: An archer, dressed in red, firing arrows at the Moon.

Vulcan 20º Taurus: A flight of white eagles.

Fifth House

North Node/Jupiter 22º Taurus: Hand holding a torch amidst the darkness.

Orcus 23º Taurus: St. Michael slaying the Dragon in a shower of black rain.

Denotes one with strength of purpose and ability to sustain trials. The Dragon is lust, corruption, end the cold moistures of the earth. St. Michael is the life, solar energy, conqueror of decay; the black rain the evil which corruption draws. So when the native realizes her soul force he becomes a veritable victor over the monster into whose jaws so many unwarned and unguarded fall. It is a symbol of Victory.

Hephaistos/Fibronacci 26º Taurus: A giant of benevolent aspect, with his foot on a broken sword, tearing up the laws of the world by which men have been governed for centuries. Behind him are broken bags of golden coins, which are falling in a shower over a precipice.
Denotes a child of the new age whose thoughts contend against orthodoxy, systems, war, and the accepted justice of the times. She is gifted with a powerful and convincing individuality, strong in wisdom, worth, and excellence. His mind is dominant, and she is morally and mentally brave. It is a symbol of Iconoclasm.

Vesta 2º Gemini: A military officer seated on a heap of arms studying a map which he holds in his hands

Alkestes 5º Gemini: Little children playing near an old wrecked ship on the seashore.

Mercury 9º Gemini: A hand holding a document on which is a crown and royal seal.

Sixth House

Transneptunian Vulkanus 13º Gemini: Two men playing at cards, a man standing behind one player making signs to his opponent.

DC 1º Cancer: A curious ring set with a large heart of white onyx.

Seventh House

Eros 11º Cancer: A number of maidens, crowned with garlands of wild flowers, dancing on a green lawn.
Denotes one of bright and joyous spirit and friendly nature whose desire it is to spread happiness and contentment wherever she goes. The native will always be much loved and popular. He comes to the world with a message of love, life, and hope, and a mind which resists the encroachments of evil. It is a symbol of Simplicity.

Pluto/Odysseus 17º Cancer: A band of merchants on camels traveling through the wilderness.

Mars 28º Cancer: An old mill-wheel lying on the bank of a lily pond, with pretty creepers growing over it.

Medea 2º Leo: A roll of papers having dropped from the hand of a dying scholar is eagerly caught up by an eminent professor on whose face there is a look of triumph.

Transneptunian Zeus 7º Leo: A book, on which is a crown, resting on a golden throne.

Eighth House

Vertex 12º Leo: A man of martial and distinguished bearing giving alms to the poor.
Denotes one of brave and generous disposition who is an earnest and sincere champion of the oppressed and who is one of that great band who cannot be deaf to the moans of the suffering many. She is a militant, generous force, and in his philosophy “charity covereth a multitude of sins.” It is a symbol of Humanity

Transneptunian Cupido 25º Leo: A poet reading his verses to a group of ladies in an old castle garden.

Pandora 24º Leo: An old rusty sword, over which grass is growing, outside a rustic cottage.
Denotes one who, after struggling and fighting to gain ascendancy in the world of illusion, realizes in his later life the futility of it all, and throwing away her aggressive sword he retires to a life of peace and simplicity, whilst the sword rots to decay and the tender grass covers it as the flowers over a grave. It is a symbol of Renunciation.

Neptune 29º Leo: A man climbing a ladder and helping others who strive behind him. At the top, a veiled figure holds out to him a wreath of stars.

Transneptunian Apollon 6º Virgo: A large ballroom in which men and women are dancing.

Europa 11º Virgo: A king, seated in a chariot drawn by two stags, throwing coins to some peasants who are singing on the roadside.

Mnemosyne 15º Virgo: A radiant rainbow, in the centre of which is the sun in its brightness.
Denotes a lover of nature in her grandeur, one of artistic, mystic, and philosophic mind, who will move about a great deal and travel to various places. He is capable of spreading the light of truth and of helping many to see and appreciate its marvels. This degree is a fortunate one and promises much. It is a symbol of Arising.

Ninth House

Transneptunian Poseidon 30º Virgo: A heap of bright yellow oranges blown from the tree by the wind.
Denotes one who suffers much deceit and whose hopes are threatened.  Of a sincere and spiritual nature, she dislikes, to find fault with the actions of others, and she goes her own way whether they hurt her or no. Fate is strong in her life, and she is forced by circumstances to accept its ruling. It is a symbol of Circumstances.

Cheshire Cat 10º Libra: An old hermit, in a cave, grasping a crucifix.
Denotes one of a conservative and religious mind who is drawn towards solitude. She has many troubles, and endures mortification and suffering, but he directs her thoughts to the grand ideal which materializes as life advances, and this to is happiness. It is a symbol of Solitude.

MC 26º Libra: A successful candidate for Parliament addressing the people after an election.

Tenth House

Ariadne 4º Scorpio: Sword maker tempering a sword.

Echo 10º Scorpio: A revolving star which throws off many colors and shades of color.
Denotes one capable of receiving, translating, and presenting many shades of opinion, chiefly as regards philosophies or sciences with which he is identified. She is unorthodox in thought, but reasonable, desiring not to condemn, but rather to enlighten, others. She may travel a great deal, but money does not cling to her, and she must avoid risks of all sorts. Her wealth is in herself. It is a symbol of Discrimination.

Juno 21º Scorpio: A double headed giant, in his right hand a club, in his left a tree, roots and foliage.

Eleventh House

South Node 22º Scorpio: A tax gatherer demanding dues from a poor poet.

Waldemath Dark Moon 2º Sagittarius: A woman of angry countenance holding a dagger in her hand.

Twelfth House

True (Osc) Lilith 15º Sagittarius: A painter at his easel in a forest upland, observing not the heavy black clouds which betray an approaching storm.

Black Moon Lilith (Mean) 29º Sagittarius: A chariot decorated with garlands of flowers, broken down on the roadway.

Galactic Centre

Black Moon Lilith (Mean) Sabian Symbol 28° Sagittarius: An old bridge over a beautiful stream.

Saturn 30º Sagittarius: A shield, with a gorgon’s head embossed on it, attached to a column.

ASC 1º Capricorn: A man, armed, rising out of the earth.

First House

Part of Fortune 2º Capricorn: A revolving disc of light, red centre surrounded by a black rim. The colours are pure and distinct.

Pholus 3º Capricorn: An old man seated on a throne in the clouds with his right foot on a sword. A large bright star is above his head and two pillars of light are on either side.
Denotes one of genius whose gifts raise her far above the common things of earth, enabling him to comprehend sublimities. What she feels and knows he endeavors to clothe in a dress of vibrating colors to charm the children of earth and to raise them to dreams and contemplations of a glory beyond all material thought and understanding. It is a symbol of Immortality.

Medusa 4º Capricorn: Persephone rising gracefully from the under to the upper world. The sun is shining, and the surrounding country is rich in fields of corn, fruits, birds, and flowers, whilst butterflies are sporting round her head.

Psyche 10º Aquarius: A woman, blind and in chains, in a magnificent and brilliantly lighted room.
Denotes one fated in the strongest sense of the term.  She may do things she will regret and from which suffering may come. She should take hold of herself as a rider does a restless horse. Let her learn to open her eyes and to strike off her chains, and she will know the beauty which surrounds her. It is a symbol of Narrowness.

Second House

Lucifer/Desdemona 2º Pisces: An old man sitting beneath a leafless tree with bread in his hand and a bag of money by his side.
Denotes one who will be no stranger to suffering. Directly or indirectly she benefits through people older than herself. No matter how important  her position in life, she is limited. She feels for those whose portion of earth life is but pain and she relieves when the pained plead. It is a symbol of Clemency.

Merlin 6º Pisces: Pirates tying a captive to a tree by the seashore. An old sailor hidden behind the rocks and foliage watching and waiting, knife in hand, to set him free.

Isis 8º Pisces: A slave merchant selling a beautiful woman in an Eastern marketplace.
Denotes one who is destined to have power over others and who may be forced by circumstances to obey the wills of stronger forces.  Hers is a peculiar life of importance, but not one of absolute free will. It is a symbol of Responsibilities.

Kozminsky Symbols drawn from Placidus Chart for 8 May 1929, 11:27pm, born Saratoga Springs, New York.  Chart provided by Astrodienst.

Waters tumbling over echo canyon
Falling with the faith of eaglet wings
Corridors are filled with wolf pack howls
Guardian of this fortress of mystique

I could just make this my addiction
This place where heart and soul collide
This place where time has been suspended
Where my desires come alive

I wanna be where you are
Everywhere invisibly
I wanna be the storm that fills you
Melts way on summers wings

You can’t just take away the hunger
You can’t just wipe the memory clean
And if you make me your addiction
You’ll slowly draw me from my skin

I wanna be where you are
Everywhere invisibly
I wanna be the storm that fills you
Melts way on summers wings
~ Echo Canyon lyrics, Susan Aglukark/Ben Mink

in Ash Canyon at Echo Canyon State Park, Nevada

Image credit: sangres.com

Isidore Israel Kozminsky was born on 25th October 1870 into a Prussian Jewish family who had immigrated to Australia via London a few years before his birth. Kozminsky was a well-known Jewish occult and esoteric author, reputed to have been a leading member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. His works reveal a very broad knowledge of esoteric tradition and astrological knowledge. During his life Kozminsky wrote several valuable books on astrology and numerology.

In 1917 he published his work on the zodiac degrees in a book named ‘Zodiacal Symbology and its Planetary Power’; which is an invaluable tool for interpreting natal charts in greater depth. In this book, Kozminsky describes each degree of the zodiac in terms of its planetary vibration, symbol and interpretation. When ascendant, midheaven or planet has additional minutes of arc, he recommends that the interpretation for the next degree be applied; hence 17Leo14 is classed as 18 degrees Leo.

Kozminsky, along with his wife and two children moved from Australia to London around 1935, presumably because London had established itself as the centre of esoteric and occult tradition by that time and though Kozminsky had a doctorate in archaeology and owned a well established jewelry business it was esoteric tradition that became his lifelong passion. He died in London in 1940 aged 70. Having survived two war time bombings he was knocked down an escalator on the London underground and sadly never recovered.  [Sourced from Cornerstone-Astrology]



  1. I read and greatly enjoyed Jane Roberts’ Oversoul Seven series but never read any of her Seth materials.

  2. I was never attracted to reading the Seth Material. Here in Australia we had Dawn Hill in the early 80’s who is credited with ushering in the ‘New Age’ down under. Thanks for the lead to the Oversoul Seven Trilogy, I was picking up something about “fiction novels”, and had not heard of these.

  3. This is most intriguing….I used the Equal House System for Jane so will have to do some mental rearranging, but I am going to give the Sabian symbols an honest-to-peanut-butter chance to illuminate my perspective on Jane (which is by no means carved in jade)…

    As we know, I have reservations about the Sabians – just as I have reservations about some of the elaborate house systems which have been devised so cunningly and (i think) arbitrarily, by some astrologers over the centuries. However, I do believe that numbers have their own meanings, and especially within a Circle, how could they fail to take on a kind of illumined dimension beyond the obvious…? So, at some point soon I will come back and take advantage of your work here, which is really a great service to us all…Carol (do ignore the “formal” signature – WordPress gives us the one and one only, and this I use for my postings…)

  4. I am replying to myself here because I realize that I have talked about the Sabian Symbols and actually meant not only them (in general) but for Jane’s the Kozminsky symbols which I realize are the ones you have here (and I have taken the liberty of copying!) Thanks again, CR

  5. Indeed, the work I have done here is for the benefit of others who are following Jane/Seth’s contrail…….. and for those whom are acquainted with the triangle of Jane/Seth/Robert’s relationship these symbols may…or may not be catalysts for further insights.

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