Sabian Symbols: A Bolshevik propagandist
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Leo 8 (7° - 8°)
THE FORCE OF ENTROPY
Nature represents the creative force, yet it also always has an inherent impulse towards breakdown and release of energy
"Learning that creativity has destruction within its normal cycle"
The functionality of change - life itself - is described by two opposing forces, each essential, neither more important. The one force, creativity, is matched with and married to the other, which is the force of chaos, of entropy, that which dissolves order itself when it has become outdated in its current form. In the social context this appears as unrest, movements that challenge authority and the status quo. Whether Bolshevik or hippie, violent protests occur and Order is shaken vigorously.
A COMMUNIST ACTIVIST SPREADING HIS REVOLUTIONARY IDEALS
A communist activist spreading his revolutionary ideals
It is better to rise up than to deny the evolutionary thrust of our rebellious nature
Bolshevik values were high and noble, reflecting a people’s need to assemble under the banner of their worthy crusade to end tyranny and raise the masses out of a hellish level of poverty and oppression. The people rose up for the people, stimulated by visionary propaganda.
Leaven, in this context, is something that makes a situation or mood less dire. When matters are heavy and dark, it is better to rise up than to die down. Even if we fail, the attempt itself is life-affirming and inevitably rattles the power-possessors into evolutionary amendments to the status quo.
Every aspect of cultural expression is subject to this process – from fashions in dress to ideas about sex and God – but the ones most frequently studied in the long term are to do with recurrent battles over social and political issues.
The rock-solid strength of our enduring nature has no choice but to have some impact upon history. Collectively, we are the agency through which comes the evolutionary thrust of our species – that which engineers and decorates the changes from age to age. Individually, we are in fact able to influence the characteristics of these changes more than we may think.
The ringleaders of any revolution are usually young and ardent, firebrands for justice. Their selfless expenditure of energy is a feature of the dynamic for change and passions run high because a new age is at hand.
Over the centuries this story has repeated everywhere, yet it never gets old. Human spirit is indomitable and demands freedom and justice. However, often the revolutionary attempt fails – or succeeds only to become the next generation’s problem. Nevertheless we always respond to the rallying cry of another soul determined to share a vision of the world as a better place.
That this is so often little more than ineffectual ranting is ignored. Even if futile we would rather rail against a multitude of superficial and non-specific ills than deny our rebellious nature.