Sabian Symbols: A large hat with streamers flying, facing east
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Aries 8 (7°- 8°)
BALANCING PASSIONATE ENTHUSIASM
WITH JUDICIOUS CAUTION
Spiritual guidance and protection
Being open and sensitive to higher energies requires a wisdom that the immature person has not developed. Protection is required to limit psychic forces until sufficient development of consciousness has occurred; guidance is advised so that the source and implications of the ‘wisdom of the East’ may be assimilated fully.
A LARGE WOMAN'S HAT WITH STREAMERS BLOWN BY AN EAST WIND
A large woman's hat with streamers blown by an east wind
A large hat with streamers flying, facing east
Half-hearted warriors die, as do reckless ones
A primal assertive force presides within each of us, equivalent to the excitation indicated by an erect phallus, and stirred into expression by the imminence of new experience, into which we feel to inject an initiative. Those of us who have watched the Sun rise know how all-pervasive and compellingly pure this feeling can be. We feel powerful, even in the face of the absolute life-giver.
Naturally society has to assert the collective will; that is its essential role. Yet the spiritually awakened individual has awakened the power of spirit, and this power is not social at all, it is self-glorifying. It is exuberant and demonstrative, it is naive and self-proclaiming and it is receptive to the fiery powers whose only apt symbol is the Sun. Naively, we show our joyful exuberance by showing off our fine feathers, tying streamers to a party hat which catches the wind, so we are noticed and seen to be filled with life force.
In this mood we enter relationships with those around us and are ready to engage with any and all of the possible variations and novelties that humanity throws up.
Utilise all life experiences
We come to realise that we can utilise all life experiences, all kinds of interactions and involvements, to the benefit of all concerned, simply by having sensitivity and responding assertively to bring forward the potential in all situations.
Every scenario is new; each moment has its own dawn, its own birthing of potential – and the one who sees it first can claim it, and integrate much of the great force of its life energy into their growing expression of self.
Feeling God-like, the assertive ego knows itself to be capable of creation and has absolutely no false modesty about his rights and duties to create whatever its perfect imagination suggests. Life itself is a force that triggers assertiveness and initiative. It does not serve to posture or pretend, because a false interest or involvement leads to unhelpful kickback. The required commitment is an absolute, unconditional assertiveness – half-hearted warriors die!
By this process a person can find an underlying trend, and actualise it as their life purpose. Then they are able to offer complete and unconditional cooperation in every moment, co-creating with awareness through a continual act of dynamic balancing.