Sabian Symbols: A man suspended over a vast level place
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Cancer 2 (1° - 2°)
Settled into a secure situation the mind is better able to expand its reach to see things from a higher perspective
"Expanding our perception of what is and what could be"
A mind that flutters about between this and that is not sufficiently stable to centre itself upon higher realities. But when a clear determination is made, the possibility to see the bigger picture is found. In this state of elevated consciousness we can see ourselves in the wider context as an integral part of the whole.
A MAN ON A MAGIC CARPET HOVERS OVER A LARGE AREA OF LAND
A man on a magic carpet hovers over a large area of land
Contemplation is an aspect of optimal self-management
This is about widening our spread of understanding before making a determination about our committed position in any matter. The implication is that we must have a wide and deep self-understanding if we are to avoid foolish choices.
It is quite usual for people to omit properly to assess the down-to-earth considerations in the situation at hand, lost in some transcendent flight of fancy about the nature of reality. This inevitably leads to loss and disappointment and the consequent sense of failure and powerlessness.
The image of overview or supervision points to the need to take time – we need to make our decisions in a relaxed way if we are to have real freedom of choice. This is because we see life from a different, and usually more legitimate, perspective when free of stress.
Contemplation is an aspect of optimal self-management. It has a beneficial effect upon the mind and the physical body, and allows us to embrace a far wider appreciation of all the variables in play. Very few top achievers exclude this activity from their normal practices.
There is an infinite range of possible ramifications that follow each move we make. The more of them we can see and anticipate, the greater is our ability to uncover our potential to make the world how we want it to be.
Through contemplation we access the greater vision. We gain an unlimited overview of the bigger picture before getting tied up and involved in details.
This is how we escape from the bondage of our compulsions and habits – with poise.