Sabian Symbols: An automobile caravan
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Virgo 20 (19° - 20°)
To optimise effort and gain the best results
we need to work together with kindred spirits
Going beyond personal ambitions of self-realisation we then seek out others on the same journey and align ourselves to a collective goal. Reality is a gestalt - what is real somewhere is real everywhere, as above so below - so at the deepest reach of human consciousness we cannot be fully realised until and unless everyone else is too. Anyway it makes good sense to share our journey because synergistic gains accrue and it's more enjoyable.
A CARAVAN OF CARS HEADED TO THE WEST COAST
A caravan of cars heading to the West coast
Through travel and adventure we gain knowledge of the world’s great diversity
Very often, in the summer holiday season, we see on the roads any number of towed caravans – temporary mini-homes for adventurers courageously going out to meet the world. In a different time and place, caravans of camels went forth to trade and in so doing created a network that carried in addition to goods the exchange of languages, knowledge and ideas.
Modern life is typified by the variety and great multiplicity of facilities we have devised in order to inspect and enjoy the extravagance of Nature’s beauty using civilization’s ingenuity to do so. Now most of our knowledge of the natural world is derived through the technology of television and computers.
We have all been encouraged to expand our expectations and claim more and better rewards for the work we do and the skills we develop. Although the consumerist side to this phenomenon is questionable, the expansion of expectation is evidence of consciousness expressed.
In our civilised times, experience itself is ever on the move – spiralling outward to embrace as much of the world as can be imagined. And the imagination of our species is moving away from life-denying poverty and grind towards life-affirming exploration and adventure.
The modern individual takes full advantage of the encouragement and the possibility to further their own reach, and enjoys undreamed-of realms of possibility. These journeys of exploration have life-impacting ramifications; through them we grow and discover who we are. There is no comparison between the vicarious experience gained through internet reporting and real life involvement.
We have exceptional capacity for this expansion, seemingly endless, and each new achievement becomes the foundation platform for the next dimension of expectancy. The broadening of the mind is the deepening of consciousness, and indeed life’s main purpose, which is made possible only when meeting new scenarios.
Despite the inherent risk of permanent restlessness and facile improvidence, this expansive self-rewarding profligacy brings to our door the whole cosmos. For all its great errors and debased side-effects, the era of wealth and consumerism has exponentially developed our knowledge of the material world’s great diversity and profusion. And of course with this comes a greater sense of personal fulfilment.