Sabian Symbols: An aviator in the clouds
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Pisces 10 (9°- 10°)
HIGHEST LEVELS OF ACHIEVEMENT
Only the few manage to go beyond levels of normal excellence to master their chosen craft and skill-set
The many tend to find a minimalist approach to community service, offering as little back as possible, begrudging their taxes and avoiding volunteering; others ‘do their bit’ and try to behave responsibly. The very few are intent on mastery and are self-directed to do whatever needs to be done immediately and competently as a way of life. These are the people who discover that life offers a whole dimension unknown to the rest. Living in this dimension is incomparably more profound and satisfying. It is, in essence, nothing more than an attitude of mind, yet it is enough to smooth one’s path and open unimaginable opportunities.
AN AVIATOR PURSUES HIS JOURNEY, FLYING THROUGH GROUND-OBSCURING CLOUDS
An aviator pursues his journey, flying through ground-obscuring clouds
Explorations into transcendental consciousness offer breakthroughs of perception
The physical location we take up has an important effect upon perception. If we were to climb to a hilltop, or even visit a remote island, and contemplate our busy lives from afar, we would see things differently. The aviator’s viewpoint offers a breakthrough in consciousness – as witnessed by astronauts returning to Earth.
The power of observation is enhanced by depth and breadth of perception. Inner and outer realms of life are each brought to a more effective reality when both are consulted.
If we remember to bring this approach into our normal lives, then we can examine any special complex of human affairs with a consistent thoroughness of overview. We then understand more about how people feel, how they see things, what ramifications are likely, and what can be done to optimise our expectations.
Humanity has a genius for exploration – we are curious and courageous. When we bring this playful attitude of mind to bear upon the problems of daily life, we create endless hypotheses for solution. In fact problems are often welcomed in order to give our creative genius the stimulus it so enjoys.
We rise above limitations – we think out of the box – when we look for explanations above and beyond our typical, historical patterns of action. On the face of it, lacking wings, humans could not fly – yet someone refused the old way of thinking and dreamed. The whole process of planning and execution is transformed by the one with their head in the clouds.
If we are to avoid irresponsible isolationism and unrealistic otherworldliness, then it is better to think of this rather unworldly dreamlike state more as an excursion than a lifestyle.
The transcendental aspect of reality offers greater powers of comprehension for those with the vision to attain to these higher states of awareness. We can, if we choose to do so, and learn how all rise above the patterns of conditioned mind, and taste something of absolute freedom.