Michael Zizis
2 min readNov 12, 2023

By Mike Zizis

Here is the Sabian symbol for the new Moon 21° Scorpio — remember we always round up for Sabian symbols. The new moon is actually 20° Scorpio, November 13, 2023.


KEYNOTE: A readiness to face the results of a refusal to follow the authoritarian patterns of an aggressive society.

As a person finds himself involved in activities which are traditional in his particular culture — and in many instances in all societies at this stage of human evolution — he often faces a conflict between his own individual sense of value (his conscience) and the demands of society. The conflict may be most typical in terms of the armed services — thus this symbol. In it we find the individual asserting his own values, though he cannot escape the consequences of his decision. In such a case he has to be quietly ready to face these consequences, whatever the cost. The issue it presents is clear. Society in this situation seems to be all-powerful; yet the individual need not be spiritually bound, even if imprisoned. He still can display INNER FREEDOM and prove himself an “individual.”

This is a vital symbol of the times we are passing through and the times that are passing through us; this is what history does. The symbol soup of astrology is a complex method that brings order to otherwise seeming chaos. It is an organizing principle — it is a language. The Sabian symbols are a way to bring another layer to the cake. We live thru and in symbols every moment of our lives.

The conscientious objector — war resistor image above is an eloquent statement about how war will unfold in Israel / Palestine and Ukraine. Peace breaks out. As John Lennon said — you may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one.

Peace will not arise out of killing and murder. Killing for peace of course makes no sense. It does serve to keep the people in power who use violence to frighten others into obeying. In astrology we also give the moon governance over Fortune and the Public. And we are living in a time when nothing can be done ever in a vacuum, in darkness, and done silently behind curtains. To be clear, I’m not saying that peace is about to break out; I am saying that mothers and fathers on all sides are now, more than ever, refusing to see their sons and daughters die in wars that can be prevented through talking, listening, and negotiations.



Michael Zizis

40 years as a student of astrology. Born in Pittsburgh