Sabian Symbols: A little child learning to walk
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Sagittarius 4 (3° - 4°)
SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE
There is always someone to help
As we move through the struggle of life trying to keep some balance while we take on yet another full-on challenge, it is very helpful to remember that we always have the support and guidance of a superior power and intelligence. As much as parents hold this role for children, so too do higher forces look upon us benignly ever-ready to respond to our asking for help. Whether this is seen as a higher aspect of self, or angels or spirit guides are secondary questions to the primary point – we are not alone.
A LITTLE CHILD LEARNING TO WALK WITH THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF HIS PARENTS
A little child learning to walk with the encouragement if his parents
Collective evolutionary processes guarantee connection and encouragement for all our individual needs
We come into life pre-programmed to meet it all on our own terms. We are never taught of the right of an individual to be free – because it is felt as self-evident at the core of our very being. Individuality develops as we learn skills, and our entitlement to learn them is unmistakable.
We are, however, given plenty of instruction to help us awaken and master aspects of character, and a complex skill set. The child even needs to learn how to walk, and inevitably this is done with parental involvement.
Further instruction is offered by other members of our group – and this becomes a very important and dependable background to our lives. From birth to death we are able to call upon guidance from our fellows, and they will gladly respond by sharing their wisdom – from tips on where to buy good produce, to medical advice during old age.
The constant stream of apt information is often taken for granted, yet is very much a part of our strength. It is very empowering to develop a list of useful contacts. Without a network of connections, we are lost and alone.
Another quality, included within this support framework of information exchange is that of encouragement. This is quite another matter – and it speaks of humanity’s underlying, dependable kindness. Typically even a stranger will lace their traffic directions with a dose of goodwill. Our entire attitude of life is constructed around the premise that is essentially helpful and kind.
As a result of this reasonable expectation of supportive assistance, we tend to reach out more – simply because we have fewer doubts about meeting a helpful stranger. This enables us to journeying on in life, through the evolution process of rehearsal and perfecting.
At the other end of this spectrum – we might imagine an isolated city-dweller, less confident of meeting helpful support from strangers, and diminished as a result. Not one who confidently takes the initiative, this person is less inclined to progress spiritually and more likely to indulge in harmful pleasures and the rut of a humdrum round of inconsequential routines.