Sabian Symbols: A rooster
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Libra 23 (22° - 23°)
HERALDING THE COMING LIGHT
Those of us first to feel the dawning of a new consciousness
have the privilege and duty to shout about it
Each moment is entirely new and unique, and carries the promise of surprise, originality and wonder. The cock crows at dawn and not only claims to be first to announce what is now coming but also feels his crowing actually causes the Sun to rise! Surely our response to each new moment can be spiced a little with cockiness?
CHANTICLEER'S VOICE HERALDS SUNRISE
Chanticleer's voice heralds sunrise
We succeed by making the world aware of the qualities that define us
The rooster image is often associated with conceit and bombast; these attitudes do not lead us anywhere helpful. In all likelihood they would generate resistance that could block our legitimate progress.
However, we do need to make known to the world the qualities, skills and aspirations that define us. This will lead to practical rewards as we learn to make effective use of our own unique and distinctive merits.
The struggle to achieve an appropriate place in life is deeply meaningful, and bestows enduring significance at the level of soul. At times the ego needs to risk the loss of grace as it crows a little to announce the soul’s purpose.
When taken to an immoderate degree, such behaviour may well become inelegant, and threaten our social stability – yet, when we are motivated by the fervour of self-disclosure, such concerns are of secondary importance.
In fact, very often fearless self-disclosure is enough to win the minds and hearts of others whom we seek to influence. It certainly secures attention, and possibly allegiance too, and these are both concomitants to success.
It is a very special person who is able to live by, and proclaim, their own unique set of ideas and values untarnished by social niceties and the demoralising imposition of community disapproval. We have our own insights and discernment – and the soul establishes its basic integrity in life only when these are assumed to be enough for each and every one of the situations we encounter.
With such integrity, it is very likely that our social role, and how we conduct our affairs, will go generally unchallenged. So we are able to create a smooth, satisfying and utterly authentic life path.