by Rongem Boyo
Have you sometimes reflected that your zodiac sign, whatever it may or may not say about you, cant be totally detailed about every aspect of your personality, can it? At least not with an astonishing significance so that all of life will seem very changed from then on. Well, have a quick look at Sabian Symbols perhaps they will make you change the way you think! The Sabian approach certainly is somewhat unique.
So what are Sabian Symbols you may ask? The Sabian Symbols are 360 images one for each degree of the zodiac that were clairvoyantly revealed in 1925, by a mystic, Elsie Wheeler, and explained by an astrologer, Dr Marc Edmund Jones. Each one gives an ingenious clue about the principal significance of that point, which can get to the bottom of some very useful and provoking perceptions for you.
It works even if its not your particular degree and yet a lot better if it is. Its best to allow yourself time to do it slowly, like a meditation. Let each of the short paragraphs sink in slowly and try to feel what it means, as well as using the mindor just sit with the images for a while and use your power of imagination to create some playful stories around it. (You will find your own Sabian Symbol by following the link below)
Having come to some new realizations about the essence of who you are, there is another stage you can adopt to decide to be different. You can influence a lot more of your circumstances than you usually do when you engage fully with the deepest part of your unique identity, by taking on the qualities indicated by your Sabian symbol.
Also if you are clearer about who you are, then you become a lot more certain about what you want out of life. You can set your goals according to an overall vision of the bigger picture, and that itself leads to a much greater chance of success. It helps with focus so that you keep your attention fixed on the required outcome.
Reading your own Sabian Symbol is a bit like getting a brother or sister to speak honestly about you. They know you well, with all your dark bits and your light, and although they love you, theyll tell you the hard truth! It can be difficult to hear, yet useful for those who are trying to become better people. It may be necessary to reread it a few times and think deeply about what is actually being said.
There is so much we could do with our lives! Opportunities are endless and very diverse, each day bringing little clues and teases to nudge us toward a little more unfolding of potential. Saying No to this and Yes to that surely requires us to trust our feelings and surrender to the inevitable that, come what may, we all end up being who we are: nothing more, nothing less.
It is good to notice any urge that we may feel to interfere in the private affairs of others, because this inclination speaks of our lack of appropriate self-centeredness. We must develop inner control to contain ourselves and resist inappropriate concern for others business; otherwise confusion and diminished will results.
Nevertheless, all affairs interconnect. It is the function of genius to expand awareness of the interconnectedness between distinct things. The outer dimension of all things forms a network, while the inner depth is beyond reach, having a transcendent quality.
It requires a significant degree of attachment to connect with what is meaningful in a thing, because everyday living is complex. To grasp meaning through the fog of this complexity is beyond mind; it requires the feelings to engage also.
What emerges is the power of realization. This fills the gaps between things with the magnetism of awareness. It is then also seen that there is a link between all phases of existence. Therefore neither time nor space can separate things in essence, although of course in appearance they do.
With a vision of self, expanded throughout eternity and connected to all forms, self-specialization is the only refuge and the only wisdom.
If we are try to be everything, then we are nothing, we have no substance, so we use the force of will to become something in particular and we do that by focusing on the appearances of what occurs to us and forming our identity around that connection.
Maturity expresses itself through the practical application of the principle: that higher intelligence is responsible for lower. Therefore we serve those who have not our degree of awareness and we demonstrate this universality of involvement with compassion.
In turn, as lesser we serve higher; we take our place in the greater scheme with equal exaltation that we are participating in the Mystery. It is of no consequence whether master or slave because both depend upon the other for self-identification.
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