Sabian Symbols: A rainbow
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Leo 26 (25° - 26°)
PROMISE OF SUCCESS
Self-liberation is not speculative, subject to the whims of fate and fortune, but a guaranteed result of constant endeavour
The rainbow is universally accepted as having the ability to inspire us to feel beauty, wonder and optimism. Its symbolism clearly links two realms - it is a bridge from Heaven to Earth pointing to an elusive pot of gold. As we evolve spiritually we are reminded to keep in touch with the earth plane so to develop more and more of an ability to function simultaneously in the two realms, on Earth as it is in Heaven. This is how light is brought to bear upon the darkness.
AFTER THE HEAVY STORM, A RAINBOW
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After the heavy storm, a rainbow
We tend to give more significance to what we can control than what can control us
What gives life meaning are events of significance – and whatever on our own account we choose to have happen, is what matters to us. We are keen to exclude the boredom of the mundane, and direct ourselves towards situations that allow us to feel that we matter and our lives are worthwhile.
The rainbow appears in the sky like magic. This somehow is taken as divine approval and support, as though we are being reassured after a troubled period, or even encouraged in our current activities; it helps to strengthen our resolve as we participate in unpromising relations.
Yet with appropriate balance of sunshine and moisture, a rainbow must always appear, because that is the order of things.
It is a definite stage of personal evolution when we come to realize this. We come to learn of the existence of a reliable pattern in life – despite certain appearances and perceptions, it is well ordered, not chaotic. Whether we take it as divine intervention or our own level of mastery, certain outcomes are reliable.
When we strive to reach goals of a more enduring sort, we are guided by our own certainty that we will be supported by external forces – earthly or heavenly. Nature cooperates with every vision.
With this approach to life we develop the sense of a very real spiritual power and presence in all our personal efforts and desire.
The rainbow is a powerful evocative symbol of optimism – that life bestows uncritical acceptance of every passing hope or dream. We can depend upon that.
Commentary from Richard Grey
N - a rainbow.
H - Wow! Look at that.
T - It's beautiful.
G - I wonder what it means.
P - What do I 'see'?
S - How am I looking?
Y - rainbow | wonder | inspiration | bridge between Heaven (Y) and Earth (N) | promise | success | divine approval - I suspect and want this to mean more than the visibility of the physics of light refraction