Sabian Symbols: A boat landing washed away
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Libra 16 (15° - 16°)
MAINTENANCE OF A STRONG RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE REALMS
Constant rebuilding of the foundation of our lives following repeated new realisations about the nature of reality
It is certain that the path to realisation will take us away from the shores of structured reality into the deep waters of the unconscious aspects of self. These are dangerous waters; from time to time we are very likely to be disturbed, and the security of a clearly defined ego can become temporarily unavailable. Our life is capsized; following such a capsizing we need to repair and rebuild our lives. It is all part of the process of evolution.
AFTER A STORM A BOAT LANDING STANDS IN NEED OF RECONSTRUCTION
After a storm a boat landing stands in need of reconstruction
Death is freedom – we should allow ourselves to surrender to force majeure occasionally
So much is said to support the rights of the individual, laws are made and codes of behaviour are proclaimed. Yet we need to understand that power can never be given, it can only ever be taken. We ourselves have to claim our selves – and resist challenges to our individuality.
The forces of Nature are both awesome and impersonal – the stormy sea that washes away the petty creations of people doesn’t even notice the stone-built quay it has unceremoniously destroyed when the strong winds blew on a full moon at high tide. On the face of it Nature is rather unfriendly towards our species.
Yet below this superficial level, where natural occurrences are indicted as ‘acts of God’, we have to acknowledge that the only joy we ever feel is because we are challenged by Nature and are thus able to find out that we measure up.
Not only that, surely Nature’s best law is entropy? It is appropriate to let die that which is no longer life-affirming; death is freedom. We are cleansed of what is out-dated by this liberating process whereby natural processes of cosmic law wash away what cannot survive.
Otherwise how would we be stimulated to new accomplishment?
It is not healthy to push forward without ceasing – a respite allows for regrouping, assimilation of knowledge, and renewal of plans – in other words we should allow ourselves to surrender to force majeure occasionally, instead of indulging feelings of frustration and powerlessness.
Whatever we build will always be a dimension less than the perfection of Nature. The occasional return to a pristine condition is as appropriate as it is inevitable.