Sabian Symbols: A table set for an evening meal
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Pisces 20 (19°- 20°)
AFFIRMATION OF BOUNTEOUS HARVEST
At the end of our endeavours, we are nourished by whatever we can harvest from our labours and experiences
"Live with an attitude of gratitude"
The soul’s sojourn on earth puts it in touch with so many things which are not of its essence. It learns of suffering, of loss and disappointment, of frustration and failure, of sickness and of death. Yet these darker energies are of the Earth and at the end of the day the soul returns home and is guaranteed comfort and joy once again.
A TABLE SET FOR AN EVENING MEAL
A table set for an evening meal
To feel and express gratitude is of major importance
This is an image of the normal satisfactions for which modern man seldom has to exert himself.
Westerners have come a long way from the days where food and shelter were constant concerns that drew all of our energy.
A table set for an evening meal points not only to Nature’s prodigality, but also to the full enjoyment of family, and the comforting sense of familiarity, through which these normal daily satisfactions unfold.
This applies not only to food, there is actually no end to what we can enlist for fulfilment of our desires – and everyone who discovers that finds a very relaxed and easy path to happiness. We can become familiar with every part of our wild and strange universe by awakening, within ourselves, the inner quality of familiarity, as a state of being.
The foolish indulge in a naive selfishness of ambition, coupled with a witless, groundless optimism – instead of a more appropriate and sustainable humble appreciation of the true blessings that each day brings, backed up by a reasonable level of gentle expectation.
We can achieve life’s promise in nothing more than a very thorough expression of self-gratification, as long as we also remember constantly to feel and express gratitude towards the natural source of our well-being.
Nature offers a completely effective sensitivity to every passing need of humankind, and will provide for all our needs if we would only let it happen. The ability to let it is a skill that requires us to heal various imperfections in the psyche, which arose during our formative period and, until we address the matter, will continue to blight our easy enjoyment of life’s abundance.
We must establish our instinct for revelation of our own potentials, by effectively dealing with the false threat of scarcity and loss. We need to attend to that, during the temporary lean periods, by repeatedly and decidedly affirming an expectation of coming bounty.