Sabian Symbols: An aeroplane hovering overhead
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Libra 27 (26° - 27°)
A realised person is able at will to take up a higher position of awareness that allows them to see both sides of the matter in hand
"Rising above daily concerns to grasp spiritual ideas"
Beyond polarity there is transcendence. This is a state of consciousness wherein we have no attachment to one thing or another, no confusion about the merits of this or that and neither love nor will is supreme - because we can see that the bigger picture requires both dynamism and serenity - both separation and merging.
AN AIRPLANE SAILS, HIGH IN THE CLEAR SKY
An airplane sails, high in the clear sky
Overview sponsors good judgement by seeing things in terms of their likely consequences
Some people have a complete inability to attend to immediate realities, and somehow they just bumble along not really engaging with the truth of the situation or matter at hand. Others, having acquired proficiency in self-adjustment, become very adept in dealing effectively with crises.
Clearly, which of these types we are depends a lot upon having a resourceful character – with a broad and deep palette of imagination that enables appropriate creativity.
In this image the aeroplane hints at overview, which is a perspective that sponsors reflection. The idea here is that we can get a fuller and more workable sense of any situation by seeing scenes and scenarios in terms of their likely consequences, and their relationship to other things.
In life, this higher level of real intelligence is won through encounter and contemplation; consequently we need to allow for that in our attitude or approach, and how we adjust to circumstances. So even when we don’t want what we get, as a resourceful person we will chalk it all up to experience and find a way to profit – for example by accumulating wisdom.
As we test our new understandings, in the normal trial and error processes of life, we project our imagination onto the field of potential. Imagination is a creative force; it creates the future, and its reach is never-ending. Thus, in one sense, we become immortal beings by being the author of, and so part of, whatever occurs down the line eternally as a result of our projects.
Despite all the evidence to the contrary, the human species has an impressive degree of psychological maturity within its range of behaviour. We can anticipate consequences, we can appreciate other viewpoints, and we can discipline ourselves to defer personal gratification for the greater good.
A very high level of satisfaction is felt when we get even a taste of this advanced state of being. There are certain moments when we can touch within ourselves the place that resonates with the highest – then, perhaps just for an instant, we have the capacity to know the quintessence of human potential.