Sabian Symbols: A lady in a fox fur
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Pisces 14 (13°- 14°)
USING GLAMOUR AS A SHIELD
The real purpose is not revealed by their glamour
but the real person is
"Protect yourself from unwanted, intrusive energies"
Glamour is employed by an initiate as a subtle protective disguise; it is far better to avoid conflict using strategy and device than to attract or precipitate the collision of wills. The range of glamours is much more than pretty clothes and face paint – sexual allure and physical beauty – but includes also the spells of knowledge, sharp intellect, athleticism and also more self-deprecating attitudes like victimhood, false humility and humble, self-righteous service. Anything that tells a story and disguises the full facts is a glamour and, though useful, is a little risky to exercise since it so very often carries the burden of self-deception.
A LADY WRAPPED IN A LARGE STOLE OF FOX FUR
A lady wrapped in a large stole of fox fur
Style shapes personal outcomes by articulating our membership of a distinct circle of influence
Integrity is deepened as we learn never to surrender our willingness to demonstrate the authentic uniqueness of who we are, what we feel and what we hold to be true.
A lady in a fox fur is symbolic of the dynamic freedom of expression with which everyday custom endows us, dramatized here by individual’s effective desire – she wants to be in style, and openly and honestly to articulate the opinions she holds, even those of momentary importance.
Tastefulness is the entirely subjective expression of our value judgements about style. In some ways we can see that there is little lasting consequence in our choice of clothes and responses to fashion. Yet on a deeper level, such expressions are indicators of profound questions of morality, equality, income distribution, power and beauty – things that shape humanity’s evolution. Taste actually adds its touch to influence all reality.
We are strengthened in our cultural group through whatever we are able to possess or do and think in common, this is our bonding; this could also be our bondage. We unite with others who wear fox furs, yet we have no real option but to carry on wearing them if we want to continue to belong to that set.
High accomplishment is often achieved through demonstrating of our assets in the best possible light. We project our inner qualities and potential into a cautious world, making a statement of our worth through our outer appearances. If the lady is stylish, then she is part of the elite circle and carries clout.
However, followers of fashion become lost in the waves, unless they are able also to win some creative content to better their own experience. In the wash of their blind obedience to agreed standards – about inconsequential mechanisms of building the descriptive contours of the in crowd – they tend to surrender important aspects of individuality.
Another danger with this degree is in amoral opportunism. What is acquired, through nothing more than glamour, eventually dissolves. The expression of tastefulness is meant to grace something more substantial within, rather than veiling reality with the superficiality of form.