A sword in a museum
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
13th degree of Pisces (12°- 13°)
SINGLE POINTED CERTAINTY OF PURPOSE
Rather like a wand the sword directs our attention towards one and only one thing and thus concentrates the will
There is no greater tool or weapon for the spiritual aspirant than the power of will. It sharpens the mind and impassions the thrust of projection forward; so will is often symbolised by a sword. Those whose path has shown remarkable determination to overcome obstacles develop an appropriate reputation and stand as an example of courage for others to emulate.
AN ANCIENT SWORD, USED IN MANY BATTLES, IS DISPLAYED IN A MUSEUM
An ancient sword, used in many battles, is displayed in a museum
Tradition keeps alive the wisdom of the ages
Through the consistent practice of self-discipline, human personality can develop into something of real substance. Such gravitas offers great personal power when in service to the commonly held traditional ideals of the community.
In times of uncertainty, when confusion clouds the minds and hearts of less serious people, such a personality is an important counter-balance to collective emotionality. A slow, serious, heavyweight character settles turbulence and encourages caution and practicality; they set a good example.
As a wave typifies an ocean, so a single exemplary scene, person or object can illustrate the distinguishing qualities of the time and place in which it featured. The museum sword is a surviving influence from a figure from history – someone who became a central reference point for a particular moment in the unfolding of major events.
Somewhat mysteriously, yet repeatedly throughout the centuries, the spirit of a community finds renewed embodiment in contemporary individuals. Self-selected, these become the unlikely heroes of the hour when there arises a moment of crisis. They stand when others do not.
The wisdom of the ages is thus reborn in today’s world to cope with today’s challenges, and is projected into the future by today’s interpretations as the current enactment of long-standing principles. This is how a living tradition keeps alive.
There is no greater encouragement to rouse the spirit of a reluctant hero than to know that they serve a principle dignified by historical significance – and that it is for them to hold alive this tradition.
When push comes to shove and our ideals are tested, then we must choose to put aside personal issues and make certain that we do the right thing. We must avoid any temptation, rather preposterously, to show ourselves as having merit in epic proportions – and concentrate our will upon the nobler task of becoming an example for those who serve at a later time.