Sabian Symbols: A petrified-forest
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Pisces 3 (2°- 3°)
LONG TERM REACH OF SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
Imperfect though they are, records exist for millennia of social events that occurred so long ago; what is important endures
"Read between the lines to infer whatever cannot be fully known"
If we look at historical, or especially geological, periods of time as individuals typically we are rather unimpressive. And yet collectively we co-create our culture and participate in getting that culture to make its mark upon its time and place. Thousands of years later there are still enough clues from which we can infer the essential aspects of ancient cultures. This shows that it is impossible completely to destroy the effects of something that has once had life.
PETRIFIED TREE TRUNKS LIE BROKEN ON DESERT SAND
Standing firm or projecting forward – do we fear or do we trust?
The image is of something dead that once was living. We tend to clench up against change, in a futile attempt to turn to stone that which eternally must be cyclical by nature. Security is not found by resisting the dynamic forces of life; if change seems threatening it is because we have come to depend upon that which is not dependable.
In every situation, we are required to make a contribution, even if only by witnessing. Otherwise, we are in fact an obstacle, immobilised into a superficial stone-clad reality.
We need to blend in with the current circumstances we encounter so that we add to the resonance of the moment. In this way we become a creative part of the melody that eternally sounds throughout the cosmos.
Our best survival strategy is to develop a sense of certainty about what we find right and wrong as life strategies. This certainty derives from having and applying a steady orientation of a strong mind towards conscious knowledge.
Real power comes from this. As much as we have to accommodate the changes, we also have to stand firm and project forward a steadfast, clear motivation.
In every moment, throughout eternity, we are asked to adapt or to stand firm, and we must answer this call given no certainty about right or wrong, except that which we have discovered for ourselves.
This ambiguity is either intimidating or liberating. That is the essence choice in life – do we fear or do we trust?