Sabian Symbols: An ancient bas-relief carved in granite
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Capricorn 14 (13° - 14°)
WHAT IS BASIC, STABLE AND TRUE
Certain aspects of life are not subject to the whims and fancies of popularity and fashion and withstand the test of historical time
From the perspective of higher consciousness most of what claims the attention of people is of little universal consequence. Love affairs, offspring, wealth and titles all come and go in a somewhat repetitive eternal cycle. Yet some things do not fade, they endure and pass the test of time. We may ask ourselves how much of what we are creating is adding substance to the body of worthwhile, enduring creative output of our generation.
AN ANCIENT BAS-RELIEF CARVED IN GRANITE REMAINS A WITNESS TO A LONG-FORGOTTEN CULTURE
An ancient bas-relief carved in granite remains a witness to a long-forgotten culture
Our creative life-signatures are valid only in relationship to our surroundings
An ancient stone-carver made his mark on the world so profoundly that his bas-relief message re-echoed throughout the generations. There is something in us that seems willing to expend huge amounts of time and energy to stamp our signature onto things that survive longer than we do ourselves.
A bas-relief is placed in reference to the foundation-surface upon which it is constructed – as indeed our creative life-signatures are valid only in relationship to the background reality in which we have our being.
Despite appearances, the general nature of reality is actually fluid and absolutely responsive to our preferences and values – so, in order to create something in granite, it requires us repeatedly to reaffirm and focus our choices, often against profound resistance.
Every instant is another unique representation of all that ever was, is and will be. In every moment we need to recreate who we are with true conviction according to the learnt patterns that we find convenient. Only in this way will our desired results become inevitable.
To accomplish completion of our achievements, we have to capitalise upon all opportunity and make our stamp strong and clear.
We will always encounter others who have different perspectives – and we can learn from these encounters how better to strengthen our own artworks. Beyond that, any imposition of limitations is meaningless – nothing more than evidence of our lack of alignment.
There is a certain degree of consciousness, known to mystics, where it becomes empirically obvious that all personal experience is retried repeatedly – that nothing is new and nothing is old. Life is kaleidoscopic – another, and yet another, reworking of colours and shapes bewitching the observer into thinking themselves to be real and important, instead of simply a point of perspective within an amorphous eternal dance of light.