Sabian Symbols: A bride with her veil snatched away
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
12th degree of Virgo (11° - 12°)
As a bride the mysteries await the ardent seeker to snatch away the veil that has preserved and thus deepened her secrets
Having trained the mind to be ever-optimistic and expectant, the power is achieved to unveil what is hidden. Knowledge itself is revealed to the one whose mind is clear and whose eyes are sharp, Yet the seeker may well need to follow a well-trod path of guidance before being capable of meaningful self-determination.
AFTER THE WEDDING, THE GROOM SNATCHES THE VEIL AWAY FROM HIS BRIDE
After the wedding, the groom snatches the veil away from his bride
A person is measured by when they push forward and when they back away
When we raise sexuality to the level of sacredness – as in marriage – the twin aspects of passion are made known. The snatching away of modesty is very earthy, yet the seduction of the modesty itself is very spiritual. Forbidden fruit tastes better.
There is a delicate question of balance to be found between passionate purity of motive, and desecration through ill-disciplined lust; what decides the matter is invitation.
Bringing this into more everyday situations – are we honouring the feelings of our fellows? Or do we impose?
Implied within this idea is that whenever we make a choice, we have the capacity to profit from the consequences, in full accordance with the claims we make. Life consistently demands proof of our worth and our intentions, and we are frequently required to snatch away veils, trusting that we are being asked to do so. Our desired fruit never jumps into the mouth of its own accord – and to pick it kills it.
Once we have chosen a path, we need to be fully committed to complete the matter. It is not at all acceptable to lack thrust when your bride is ready for you.
A measure of a person is found, when they feel desire to interact with another, in how well they manage to gauge whether to push forward or back away. We learn to read external clues to listen to what is or is not said, and to have awareness of what intuition suggests. We also notice the effect we have as we gently move towards or away from a situation.
Those who develop sensitivity and wisdom in this are usually rewarded with a life of elegance and abundant joy.