Sabian Symbols: A widow's past brought to light
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Sagittarius 13 (12° - 13°)
DEALING WITH UNRESOLVED ISSUES
The past can never be forgotten until we have dealt with
what we need to deal with fully and finally
"Facing up to our past imperfections"
Notwithstanding the uplifting joy that a new dawn is coming, the past has still to be dealt with; karma cannot be sidestepped. Awakening people experience an acceleration of life’s speed of change – we deal with what comes up and thus attract more and more such challenges at a faster and faster pace. Also we associate with others doing the same thing, and this adds energy to the spin. Then terribly painful and inconvenient life issues can come and go and leave us untroubled by grief, regret and nostalgia.
A WIDOW'S PAST BROUGHT TO LIGHT
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A widow's past brought to light
We must learn to integrate both failure and accomplishments
A widow would normally expect to receive compassionate forgiveness, yet here she is being made aware of her forgotten transgressions, in a seemingly insensitive breach of etiquette.
Nonetheless, just because the widow is sorrowing, does not mean she is free from accountability. This degree asks us to consider the extent to which we have a callous inclination to repudiate responsibility for what we have done – or if we are willing to integrate both failure and accomplishments into personal improvement.
Penalties and rewards arise, but they are not automatically imposed according to natural law – rectifications are constructs of society and, in the final analysis, subject to our own acceptance or rejection of them.
By making public our imperfections and sufferings, we help to demonstrate the connectedness of souls. Our own agonies and ecstasies are shared as part of the wider experience of our soul-group. A successful life must include coming to terms with both failure and loss, since by this integration process, we make ourselves better, stronger people. For most of us, this requires community support, even in the form of censure.
Public exposure can actually assist us profoundly with our emotional clearance. It also has even greater value in encouraging others to deal with their own ordeals of spirit, in a way that recognizes their community involvement and duties.
There are better times ahead; those of faith live their lives according to this understanding – it is this that makes everything right. The almost unendurable pain of loss and grief feels to be beyond anything worthwhile – torture for the soul, and of no value. Yet this all-too-reasonable sentiment is eventually seen as unhelpful. The passing of time eases the pain and ultimately uncovers the benefit derived through the suffering.
The true blessing, deeply hidden within such darkness, is a spiritual light – a light that becomes an eternal refuge, a certainty that we are now forever immune from a repetition. We become a rock for others, having gained true empathy and a profoundly understanding character.