Sabian Symbols: A gypsy coming out of the forest
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Gemini 27 (26° - 27°)
Moving away from Nature into more formal and
structured ways of being in order to grow in consciousness
"Stepping into involvements that enable growth"
Normal rhythms of life inevitably strip us down to basics, like it or not. The truly advanced soul will actually seek such a self-revelation; they choose to leave behind their natural inclinations in order to relate from a place of utter authenticity and awareness in order to shift up to higher realms of being.
A GYPSY EMERGING FROM THE FOREST WHEREIN HER TRIBE IS ENCAMPED
A gypsy emerging from the forest wherein her tribe is encamped
We have found our proper place only when we spend our money and time enthusiastically
A gypsy has quite a strong symbolic resonance for most of us, on various levels. We see them as marginal, not fully embraced by mainstream society and a little wild in their unencumbered life style – going their own way and closer to Nature than we city-dwellers.
They have not given up the fruits of the forest and as part-time modern hunter-gatherers, take whatever is there to take. They live more in the moment and take their joy as freely as their food; their spontaneity of feelings is well-celebrated.
We can also identify a strong sense of family and tribe, and this only comes about when the individual’s expenditure is generally in alignment with the integrity of community needs.
There arises from this a strong disinclination to enter and participate in general society – not wanting to expend resources into a world apart. Why pay taxes to a system that marginalises you?
There is within all of us the passionate imperative to be recognised and successful as who we are – and this does take us out of the common herd, and typically into our more intimate clan.
When we share our troubles, aspirations and faith with kindred spirits, we give all we have, and follow the collective dream towards new horizons.
It is this, and in the end only this, that promotes a general state of enthusiasm for life. We all have a little bit of the gypsy in us. Only when we notice ourselves spending our money and time freely and enthusiastically have we found our proper place – which may well be outside the city walls.