Sabian Symbols: A chubby boy on a hobby horse
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Sagittarius 25 (24° - 25°)
ANTICIPATION OF POTENCY
Life unfolds very much from our expectation; if we want to be successful and powerful then we need to imagine and expect it first
"Using imagination to build an ideal life"
There is a psychological device that we operate, usually unconsciously, but with practice consciously, that links the make-believe to the real. Often we play at what we want to have come true, as children we do it all the time, envisioning great deeds and possible great achievements, and yet rarely do we anticipate quite how far our potential reach actually is.
The power that we have to conquer new realms of possibility lies dormant within us – yet speaks quietly through the playful voice of imagination. The story of our potential future is shown to us in seed form in what we find titillates and fascinates us.
A CHUBBY BOY ON A HOBBY HORSE
A chubby boy on a hobby horse
By emulating an achiever we can focus our desire more effectively
The least of us has an irrepressible and powerful motivation to make our stamp on the world, chubby boys included.
We tend to do this by a process of learning skills and finding a place to employ them. Training very often takes the form of play – as the hobbyhorse suggests.
Things of lesser consequence can be raised up with the correct attitude of mind. Our corpulent young hero may well be at the earliest stages in a long career that is capped by his attaining the position of Field Marshall, and winning a battle for his country.
However, the optimisation of life achievement is more about the extent of our improvement rather than the end result. The perfection of our best accomplishment may not be recognised by society at all – what really matters is that we fulfil our desires.
To do this, and realise complete fullness of life, we need to hold our attention in a particularly focused way upon the objects of our desire.
This invariably requires that we learn how to emulate a previous high achiever. Even if we have no role model for this, we can imagine one – as no doubt the tubby boy is doing when he rides into battle on his imaginary warhorse.
The wisdom is about the advantages of using the power of imagination to overcome imperfections in confidence – fake it til you make it – and not about making false claims; this must be avoided because it leads to resistance and the powerlessness of inauthenticity.