Sabian Symbols: A house raising
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Scorpio 3 (2° - 3°)
There is a strong binding force within a community that is exemplified best by mutual endeavour
"Building a better future working with others in our community"
It is an aspect of the feminine mysteries that feelings are not without serious consequence; typically men are less convinced of this fact. But without feeling a sense of belonging, collective accomplishment is not optimised. The very feelings of nostalgia and sentimentality create a bond that sponsors belonging and from that a reliable certainty of cooperation. We cannot cope alone; our very existence and therefore our species survival requires that we feel inclined to help each other.
A HOUSE-RAISING PARTY IN A SMALL VILLAGE ENLISTS THE NEIGHBOURS' COOPERATION
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A house raising party in a small village enlists the neighbour's cooperation
Our contact with others is profound and shapes our destiny
Conditions must be right for us as individuals to fit into fixed patterns of shared relationship. Such a profound investment of emotional energy, time and attention, needs great care and caution since it will inevitably influence the future of our self-assessment.
This is because we seek to fulfil our inherent divinity within the scope of relationship with our fellows. Individual realisation is entirely dependent upon this, so contact with others is not seen as trivial and of little consequence; it shapes destiny.
A person’s gain mostly depends upon the strengthening of effort, and a boosting of such effort so often arises when the spirit of common enterprise promotes joy in the individual.
Also the power of accomplishment is significantly dependent upon enlisting the cooperative support and practical help of others, as best exemplified by the communal practice of house-raising, the normal activity of rural American communities.
People are generally like this; they have an indomitable spirit of cooperation in everyday matters that binds them together into a strong survival unit.
Our sense of well-being derives from this. There is sure dependency that family and friends will rally round in an emergency in the normal, and completely trustworthy, spirit of helpfulness.
Within this seemingly mundane pragmatism is hidden a truly spiritual aspect. We subsume personal preferences and agendas to the greater good of the whole so a shared sense of unity arises during such activities.
A house raising
Commentary from Rochelle Beaty
Utilizing the power of the collective energy to bring an idea into form. Working together, sharing ideas, learning and teaching new skills, knowledge and wisdom. Greater achievement though unity. The best of humanity comes out from efforts of working together in cooperation with one another. The importance of human connections, the building of networks for the betterment of all.