Sabian Symbols: Woman in pastel colours carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Aries 23 (22°- 23°)
THE RICH POTENTIAL OF EVERY MOMENT AND SITUATION
Assertiveness and desire together
give birth to creative new possibilities
When clear assertive purpose applies to a field of potential, something else is brought into being. Existence is not sterile; it is brimming with a polarised life-force that cannot fail to create new life. Man, woman, child is a pattern that repeats universally – as artist, materials, artwork for example, or ideal, limitation, inventiveness.
A PREGNANT WOMAN IN LIGHT SUMMER DRESS
A pregnant woman in light summer dress
A woman in pastel colours carrying a heavy and valuable but veiled load
Vitality does not find its exaltation in petty things
A modest woman, with her own burdens, is somewhat disinclined to open up. We consider here the basic importance of anchoring ourselves inwardly. In order to attend to our own issues we must somehow cut ourselves off and establish a wall against intrusion. This can be done elegantly and without giving offence by veiling ourselves, and being cautious about opening up to new things.
Each of us can reach up to a state of personal brilliance. For this to occur, the various elements need to be in correct relationship, and we have to give them our fullest attention, investing our sense of identity within them rather than externals. We must not engage in trivia if we are to remain true; since actually we each have the capacity for genius but becoming bogged down in pettifogging niceties will certainly erode this capacity.
It is best to avoid situations where there is pressure to conform to low standards of interaction. We must to defend ourselves against the insidious vampirism of those people who drag us down to their level of mediocrity. If we lack true involvement then external events are mostly distractions; any experience of enduring value is established only to the extent that we take personal responsibility for its outcome.
It is easier to say no than goodbye, so it is usually better to resist new involvement than abruptly curtail what has already begun. We can afford to understate our aims while we establish the worth of engagement – in fact, our very vitality and personal integrity will often depend upon such an approach. We do not want to disappoint another; it could lead to resentment and perhaps attack. Such an attitude – where we concern ourselves deeply with what is our business, and shy away from what is not – leads towards an unimpeachable integrity of character.
It also promotes a great fullness of life, not only for us, but also as a significant and proper contribution to the community. This is because we successfully engage with what we are doing, with not much wastage of effort.
We may need honestly to identify any disinclination to engage with the community at large on fair terms – and to check that we are not taking more than we are giving. Eventually this would bring distress.
It becomes clear that most interactions are inconsequential and that the superficial variances between people are unimportant. If we are not careful, we can easily waste too much time and energy dealing with things of no ultimate worth. A certain reticence to become involved with such trivial matters may therefore be particularly helpful whenever we have heavy loads to carry.