A woman rises out of water, a seal rises and embraces her
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
1st degree of Aries (0°- 1°)
FIRST SEED OF INNOVATION
Emergence out of the realm of potentiality
into the realm of reality
Everything that ever comes to pass has had its first beginnings in the realm of potentiality, the ghost of an idea not formed, neither expressed nor explicit yet, in seed form, containing the unconscious potential for mature realisation.
The vast majority of seeds fail to realise their potential. In the beginning, to become an individual, we need to emerge from the sea of the collective unconsciousness – to 'leave the womb'. Firstly the desire is simply to be, because it is still far from certain whether survival itself can be attained.
A WOMAN JUST RISEN FROM THE SEA, A SEAL IS EMBRACING HER
A woman just risen from the sea, a seal is embracing her
Knowledge of polarity awakens the power to create something out of nothing
The seal is a metaphor for the phallic principle, and the woman rising from the depths symbolises emergence from the pre-Existence ‘waters of infinite potential’. Out of that mystical nothingness something arises, drawn by a receptive potential. Separation is born, and it requires ‘this’ to be different from ‘that’; the polarity of feminine and masculine is thus created. Also Awareness is awakened, and expands.
Duality implies relationship between things. One is more rational and pushy, the other more emotional and responsive, and their relationship is sex in its essential form. The potentiality of space to give way has an awakening effect upon spirit to enter and express itself. Spirit naturally expands to enter wherever its desire-nature will be accommodated and be met by a willing response.
It is important to understand that the instinctual mind is an untrustworthy organ of deeper understanding. Yet when we are moved by the heart, such activation can be reckless, assertive, courageous and purposeful and will nonetheless realise only harmony and joy. From this we see that the heart must be engaged if our values are to be expressed sincerely rather than as empty, intellectual concepts.
What was dormant potential at the beginning is now vibrant – with interdependent emotion and purpose interacting together; these interactions generate vibration, life itself, in which things perpetually change. There are constant separations and re-formations, and the realisation dawns that, with initiative and responsiveness, anyone can take advantage of every moment.
Focusing this turbulent life force is the awesome task of a mighty will, operating through a clear mind with a precise vision, to produce a laser beam of intent. This power of will shapes uncommitted energy into the exact form that reflects its vision: what you 'see' is what you get, and seeing is active not passive.
If we lose concentration, the result is clouded and requires the corrective processes of refinement. This is feedback, which can teach humility and help develop awareness of our interpretations; also it binds us into considerate relationship, so that character can be smoothed out. If we get self-obsessed then we fail, because we forfeit the ability to recognise more obscure aspects of the infinite potential within any situation.
Another new beginning is always guaranteed, despite errors and pains. Restating original blessing is evidence of faith, innocence and purity. Hope is eternal, and faith is a birth-right.
A woman rises out of the water, a seal rises and embraces her
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