Sabian Symbols: A party entering a large canoe
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Capricorn 4 (3° - 4°)
MAJOR, SIMULTANEOUS, COLLECTIVE CHANGES OF LIFE
Uprooting as a family or tribe demands a very
high degree of group consciousness and belief in shared values
At times a group needs to change its situation at a radical level. Out of war, climate change or other critical factors, what can become necessary is collective migration, or at least a major reorientation of attitudes, methods of production or levels of consumption for example. It’s happening all the time somewhere on the planet. The rights of individual expression are suspended then, each member of the group has to do their bit and surrender to the will of the collective need for joint concerted action under clear strong and dynamic leadership.
A GROUP OF PEOPLE OUTFITTING A LARGE CANOE AT THE START OF A JOURNEY BY WATER
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A group of people outfitting a large canoe at the start of a journey by water
Clear-mindedness and efficiency are leadership qualities, promoting good order and effectiveness
Before embarking on a new enterprise, we make important adjustments of a practical nature in order to prepare appropriately for whatever experiences may come to pass. It's like packing a canoe properly so that the dangers of later instability are minimised.
Care is given to preparations even to the point where our whole attention is on the immediate moment without a thought in mind for the long term goal. Masons lifting a heavy stone need to focus on the stone, not the edifice of which it will become part.
We trust in the real value of work currently in hand more fully because others are sharing it. This cooperative aspect of a task shared develops self-confidence, because we are acting in keeping with the needs of society.
All is methodical, so effectiveness results. The ordering of practical things is effective in ordering the mind, and from such clarity there arises a capacity to achieve results with minimal waste and disruption.
These qualities are rare and precious and so they attract attention and support from fellows. The tendency is therefore to become involved and influential with others, who are likely to lend a hand in the fulfilment of aims.
In this way we satisfy an inherent desire for recognition for our leadership qualities. The response we receive from society reflects its special approval of these qualities of clear-mindedness and efficiency. It is the anticipation of society's rewards that encourages the commitment needed to achieve results.
Even if it is in response to the needs of the community, this leadership role invariably makes it more difficult to achieve a fully equal social integration. Getting along with others is not always easy, so we watch carefully for any inability or reluctance to form harmonious relationship.