Sabian Symbols: A woman pursued by mature romance
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Taurus 28 (27°- 28°)
PERPETUAL NEW BEGINNINGS
Limits of the physical body need not stop us from
staying alive to new possibilities and opportunities
The sense of a time-based linear degrading of capacity is refuted. We do not need to 'grow old and die off' but instead always have the capacity to find a new beginning. For example, we can fall in love even when this is driven mostly by the heart's joy in sharing rather than sexuality and procreation.
A WOMAN, PAST HER ‘CHANGE OF LIFE’ EXPERIENCES A NEW LOVE
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A woman, past her 'change of life', experiences a new love
A woman pursued by mature romance
We do not avoid disappointment by denying life but by trusting in faith
It is useful to consider the journey of the incarnated self as an aspect of the soul’s journey through eternity. The rigours of physicality forbid the survival of casual preferences, and demand that only truly enduring qualities are examined in depth. Eventually all potentials will be realised – because life is ageless and endless – however this pruning process facilitates timely optimisation of the soul’s most important current priorities.
By identifying fully with all eventualities, we can come to understand that external events are simply expressions of conscious and unconscious personal choices, rather than enforced limitations.
The feeling state of appreciation, a most joyous and sought-after experience, is heightened when this pruning process has reached a certain level of maturity. With fewer distractions and less confusion, the more mature individual can focus and project more of the soul’s deepest qualities. This, of course, attracts the external situations that express these qualities in irrefutable clarity of form.
Motivation is of great importance. Whereas imagination is indeed a prerequisite for life optimisation – it is not enough; it is a necessary but not sufficient condition. Without motivation insufficient will is awakened to project imagination into substance. Rewards then fall short of expectation.
Expectation itself is an inherently-arising condition of the human spirit. We, as a species are imbued with hope. Even after previous disappointments, we can be persuaded into romance.
Disappointment is to be avoided; it is demoralising and robs us of will. This lack of will brings further disappointment and begins a downward spiral. The trick is not to take any deprivation as final. The struggle between the soul’s priorities and the ego’s propensities is that which drives the life of a progressive person. Such a person always returns to the light after fact-finding sojourns into the darkness. This is the only means by which maturity can develop. We may well be light-beings, whose instincts ever draw us home, yet we are entirely fascinated by the glamour and romance of the darkness. Long may it be so! Without this, there is no driving force to propel life vigorously.
In a false understanding of modesty, which is so often an excuse to hide the real problem of under-stimulated will, we are in danger of settling for less. We must not lose heart; we must refuse the lesser with a confident expectation that the greater is at hand. So it is not by denying life that we avoid disappointment, it is by trusting in faith.