Sabian Symbols: A tiny nude miss reaching in the water for a fish
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Cancer 9 (8° - 9°)
SIMPLY ASKING QUESTIONS
Answers are seeking questions as much as questions are seeking answers; we do need to ask however
Another, quite contrasting, process can also be applied towards the seeking of knowledge - innocent spontaneity. Questions have their own power and, when in the correct state of mind and at exactly the right time, we put a question into life, then very often the answer we need arises. If this way to gain understanding is to work well, then it is essential that we place no conditions or expectations upon the given answer.
A SMALL NAKED GIRL BENDS OVER A POND TRYING TO CATCH A FISH
A small naked girl bends over a pond trying to catch a fish
What is of importance is engagement rather than outcome
When we are able to tune in to the innocent beauty of the soul, we behave without inhibition. This image shows nakedness to be as playful and natural as fishing.
Then every single eventuality sponsors excitement, and simple, unquenchable inquisitiveness – not a single aspect of life is unworthy of our attention and interest. Our inclination is to engage, and find whatever we can in every situation, knowing that there is always something within it to entertain our curiosity.
With this attitude, we bring significance to everything we touch. We clearly feel that what is of importance to us is the process of engagement rather than the resultant outcome. It is a rather childlike approach to life in the moment where the ‘here and now’ attracts all of our attention, and our willingness to respond is unsullied by self-doubt and obedience to social conformity.
This is in fact how we become capable of grasping the reins of control over every realm of enquiry in which we participate. We see what there is to see not what we are conditioned to expect or require, so our perceptions are more real and our degree of influence all the more effective because of that. Yet, a light touch is all that is required, since we have no great attachment to the result of our attentions.
Self-expression can be at a very high degree, nevertheless others tend to respond surprisingly well since there is charismatic grace in unselfconscious, open, honest simplicity. The smug selfishness of ambitious self-projection is replaced by naive enjoyment and ready responsiveness.
Our inclinations speak of an aspiration to reach out to become a better version of ourselves, in all innocence. With this approach, we need to be aware that worldly achievement is not well supported – because our perpetual shifting of attention and the frequency of trying out something new is rather incompatible with focusing on material goals; this approach normally demands a more defended nature.
However, because the soul is ever-present in its eternal, unimpeachable purity of spirit, it brings enthusiasm to all it encounters. If this is not evidence of the Divine within us, then what is?