Sabian Symbols: A bunny metamorphosed into a fairy
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Scorpio 23 (22° - 23°)
REFINING ANIMAL INSTINCTS
Some of our baser inclinations can be
trained into a higher spiritual expression
"Transforming baser instincts"
Instead of denying our baser passions we can learn to transform them into a higher expression. For example, we may notice a similarity between the energy of a zealous devotee, who has found a way to transform their lust for dominance into an enthusiastic willingness to praise God, and that expressed by a person of violence or sexual extravagance.
A RABBIT METAMORPHOSES INTO A NATURE SPIRIT
A bunny metamorphoses into a nature spirit
Imagination is the transition of consciousness that can endow anything with profound meaning
The ability we all have to turn a bunny into a fairy is a quality of the imagination. All things – the least of things around us – can thus be endowed with more profound meaning. This process has no limit, and a transition of consciousness is the inner requirement.
The imagination is a vast field of potential, whose kaleidoscopic reach can easily surprise and delight us. It has a real functionality. Children invent fantasies to help them deal with their troubled lives; we can too.
We have values and preferences, which are of key importance to us, and life doesn’t always respond to them the way we’d like. Yet we can be creative, by power of imagination, and re-evaluate externals to come into alignment with internal needs and wants.
In this way, we can learn to remould life to suit our sense of what is right, and deal with the difficulties we encounter. This is the path of self-conquest by which each individual subordinates their naïve and animal impulses to their ideals and aspirations.
The soul speaks to us through poetry not prose. The skills and characteristics of our personality are avenues through which to ensoul our lives with a grace and beauty unknown to animals and lesser beings. We are given to make the poetry of the soul known through influencing externals.
This idea does not stretch beyond what is workable in life; that would be undisciplined escapism and a distortion of a beautiful, spiritual principle.
By making the necessary inward transition of consciousness, we can imbue everything with dynamic meaning and give ordinary things a special value.
A bunny metamorphosed into a fairy
Commentary from Richard Grey
Goodbye - metamorphoses | transition | remoulding
Please - imagination | invention | creativity | ideals and aspirations
I go for Please - imagination (P) before decision (G) to think of something or someone in a different way, a decision to respond differently.
Of course, Goodbye (an attitude/approach whereby one decides always to look 'differently' at things or people) before Please is possible, but I think rare - and then what does such a person do when faced with an 'ideal' situation or person's behaviour? Think less of it/them?
Commentary from Guin
The image of this symbol is suggestive of events in the children's book, The Velveteen Rabbit. As the story unfolds, this cloth bunny becomes imbued with sweet living presence through acts of loving attention.
Paired with its opposite degree, Taurus 23: A Jewelry Shop, it suggests that life born of love is a jewel to be treasured. Combined with a degree from its quintile group of five, Aries 17: Two Prim Spinsters, it recommends spinning and weaving the fabric of our gods and our lives with love.
Fixed star b.Centauri, one of 2 pointer stars leading to the Southern Cross, was at Scorpio 23 in 1925. It guides navigators by denoting South. It is a Guiding Light. The combined meaning may suggest letting love guide our creations in the world. It advises navigating life with love and light.