Sabian Symbols: A rug placed on the floor for children to play
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Aquarius 22 (21° - 22°)
GENERAL KINDNESS OF HUMANITY
Despite rumours to the contrary,
people are unnecessarily, yet reliably kind
"Practising kindness as a spiritual path"
There is great kindness in the world, and those of us strong in faith will look for it, and expect to find it, yet never forget to appreciate it fully and reciprocally. Some see the opposite and so find the opposite. During times of trouble we rarely know exactly how or when we will be supported, but trusting that it will all turn out right in the end is a very sound life strategy.
A RUG IS PLACED ON THE FLOOR OF A NURSERY TO ALLOW CHILDREN TO PLAY IN COMFORT AND WARMTH
A rug is placed on the floor of a nursery to allow children to play in comfort and warmth
We have a duty to deepen our enjoyment
A child playing on a rug is not the least concerned with community approval, yet serves society with its innocent self-centeredness. Should this facility become obsolete on reaching adulthood? The enjoyment of simple pleasures promotes a close relationship with the soul’s mysterious agenda, which is obscured under conditions of stress, whenever we try too much to fit in with society. Surely we have a duty to deepen our enjoyment through the refinement to the fullest potential of what life offers us?
Actively seeking out opportunities for self-enrichment, we find – to a truly extraordinary extent – that we are able to depend upon life to throw up the resources and opportunities we need to flourish and grow.
Our desire for everyday comforts and conveniences speak of the hidden inclination of the soul’s will and capacity to enhance personal experience. Full enjoyment of life is in the detail, the perfection of satisfaction.
A controversial attitude to society enables a sharpening of awareness, in particular self-awareness. Our self-serving choices often exclude us from the warmth of community approval, which in turn so often inclines us to greater eccentricity. Certain encounters present. These challenge us to discover the true self, and its unflagging ability to concentrate the will in order to excel and accomplish.
Subtle realisations arising from this incline us towards being different from the common herd, whose members lack such awareness. We look for opportunities to express distinctions, in order to become more obviously unique. Optimisation of personal advantage is a wholeheartedly legitimate strategy. The openings are ever-present, and actually increase as we seek them and take them.
Inevitably sometimes this requires us to engage with others in joint ventures, and as much as we are inclined to serve others, in turn life serves our own particular requirements. The more aptly and carefully we attend to our own duties the more our desires come to fruition, and the more our needs are met.
This leads to a profoundly-felt sense of well-being and trust that all is good, and that our inclination towards carefree self-indulgence is an acceptable celebration of abundance.
A rug placed on the floor for children to play
Commentary from Richard Grey
N - the rug on the floor | carefree self-indulgence | innocent self-centredness | celebration of abundance | distinctions
H - seeking out opportunities
T - appreciation | enjoyment
G - deepening enjoyment | concentration of will | subtle realisations
P - the expectation (faith) of kindness being shown by others | joint ventures
S - the rug placed on the floor to make it nicer for the children to play | refinement
Y - trust
I think this is mostly about Thanks. Someone has exercised care by placing a rug on the floor to make it nicer for children to play on. It is not about the rug already being there (N). Nor the decision (G) to put it there. It is about the thoughtfulness and care - the kindness - someone has expressed by placing the rug on the floor.