Scorpio 17 - sabian astrology in 7 words
Woman Fathers Her Own Child is the Sabian Symbol for the 17th degree of Scorpio. Here it is described using the 7 Words System - a way of understanding the complexity of human interactions that can be applied to all aspects of self-awareness and relationship, so that you quickly change your perspectives and get to a deep sense of what to do to improve things.
So what are Sabian Symbols? The Sabian Symbols are 360 images – one for each degree – that were clairvoyantly revealed by a mystic, Elsie Wheeler, and unravelled by an American astrologer, Dr Marc Edmund Jones. Each gives a pointer about the focal point of meaning of that degree, which usually can reveal some very useful and provocative perspectives for you.
It works even if it’s not your particular degree – and yet a lot better if it is. It’s 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 mind…or 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, they’ll 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.
Consciousness evolves through the eternal conflict between principle and practice. We have ideals, which are the sum total of our best dreams, and yet the journey from conception through birth to fruitful realization is fraught. Our dreams are challenged for authenticity; are they true? Our identity is shaped; are we sincere?
The highest within us seeks far and wide to locate its place in the world. The quest takes us to many strange and wonderful locations, where we have to take on some of the thoughts and attitudes of strangers to discover whether it feels right to be part of their world. This journey of discovery is the external circumstances of our lives.
Inwardly we come to know that we will only be at peace when we reconcile the centre of our chosen world with the centre of self. This centre is called the heart, and is the heart. When we find a place that continually and deeply touches the heart, then we have located our world. The central axis of this world is then entirely in alignment with the heart.
When this is achieved, we find ourselves to be the central nucleus within our group. We have influence and are seen as the pulse, a constant rhythmic force of appropriate movement that inspires those who orbit around us, who are perhaps unconsciously looking for guidance. We can fulfil this role with integrity because we know how to develop charisma through being aware of the heart centre.
Virgin birth is quintessentially an image of creating our own lives out of visions rather than reactions or responses to external input. If we lead our circle with borrowed ideas, then the charismatic force is not optimized. We learn to trust that the heart knows the voice of the soul better than the mind, and strike decisively on the group’s behalf when inspiration instructs us.
The responsibility for a group is not at all comfortable for the soul, whose essence is freedom and who rebels against any constriction. Hence we see the need for the group’s visionary heart to be in alignment with our soul’s, as a further expression of our own vision rather than a compromise. It is in this way that the soul learns to refine itself and so evolve.
Any inclination that spirit may have towards escapism is evidence of a lack of responsibility. Escape into our true heart-centre is a spiritual liberation that needs no excuse, whereas escapism is rebellious against a more powerful master. Anarchy at its highest level is the enlightened behaviour of a self-realized being that needs no master.
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