Sabian Symbols: An eagle and a dove turning into one another
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Libra 26 (25° - 26°)
Higher consciousness has aspects of love, will and intelligence,
which can operate in unison in an advanced person
"Bringing together love, will and intelligence"
There are occasions when we focus on will and times when we focus on love. These are not necessarily contrary principles, yet they are certainly different, and in fact often opposed so they can act in polarity. Each comes and each goes and the changes in life are characterised by the alternating of their comings and goings, sometimes at such a fast pace that they seem to coalesce or turn into one another indistinguishably.
AN EAGLE AND A LARGE WHITE DOVE CHANGE INTO EACH OTHER
An eagle and a large dove change into each other
The position of the adept is above emotionality; immediate pleasures are subordinated to ultimate ideals
There is a point of consciousness above duality, where neither this, nor that, dominates. It is the position of the adept. Above emotionality, from this perspective we can see clearly the options available to us before we descend into committed choice. Then we become able to choose eagle or dove – hunter or peace bringer – and readily change from one to the other.
In every moment, our general state of affairs is the immediate realty of what choice we are making – and we need to take on fully our responsibility for that. What we get is what we choose to get – eagle or dove.
There can be an unhappy vacillation between two sides of our nature – the one represents our ultimate ideals, while the other is more interested in our immediate pleasures.
The extent to which we can cope with this vacillation is the extent of how well we control our fate. Every action we take must serve our own true interests – short or long term – if we are to become real masters.
Adeptness is the image of exceptional personal endowment to meet each and every situation and turn it to our own creative solutions to all difficulties, and grasping of all opportunities in human experience.
Whatever frustrations we feel when we cannot shape matters along idealised lines of development must be addressed internally. This is done by revisiting the mind’s place of neutral clear-sightedness and taking stock.
We must notice any imperfections in our state of ultimate indifference. Whatever ideals we are attached to will certainly bind us to the frustrations of the earth, so we have to hone our self-discipline to root out any irrationality or emotionality that clouds our path to supreme indifferent happiness.