Sabian Symbols: A great musician at his piano
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Gemini 13 (12° - 13°)
When we aspire to the highest levels then
we learn how to inspire at the highest too
"Aspiration and inspiration"
When we can find the confidence and inspiration to walk our own path, creative and free, we become a source of inspiration for others who cannot.
A FAMOUS PIANIST GIVING A CONCERT PERFORMANCE
A famous pianist giving a concert performance.
The greatest accomplishment is mastery of the ego
If, in our need to feel safe, we seek always to delight in momentary attention or superficial adulation, then our achievements will bring nothing to us but self-defeat. The great pianist is not great because of his dexterity alone – there are far deeper issues at play here.
It is better to rest assured in that all creativity contributes to human understanding, and take our security from that. By investing our sense of self-worth in the importance of being a small part of something bigger, we become more content to feel protected and nurtured by our community.
Individual art is actually the property of all; we must take but our own fair share of its rewards.
The greater achievement is not to demonstrate mastery of the piano, but mastery of the ego. This climax of skills and talents merely acts as a tool for us to attain to higher levels of self-improvement.
As mature beings, we aspire to become exemplars of our abilities in order to inspire others to raise their own levels of accomplishment. This shows another subtle benefit of softening the ego and sharing in collective accomplishment – the group actually raises up the individual to greater levels.
We should not let accolades prevent us from reaching up further. However far we get, there is always somewhere else to go, and the horizon of possibility always moves away from us as we approach it.
By continuous effort and withstanding the perils of flattery and rewards, we can expand our being and have some revelation of our true spiritual estate. Yet, even so, whatever we feel is an acceptable height of success is probably nothing compared to the highest potentials of our best nature.