Sabian Symbols: An electrical storm
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Taurus 2 (1°- 2°)
EPIPHANY OF LIGHT
The powerful, cosmic element of existence that
can transform human consciousness
It can be a devastating shock to be exposed to cosmic energies within the constriction of the Earth plane, since the power of true spiritual knowledge simply cannot be fully assimilated into individual consciousness. Yet there is the hope of opening up to these higher forces to some significant degree, and thereby experiencing the revelation of vast possibilities for the expression of our spiritual aspect within a physical context.
AN ELECTRICAL STORM
An electrical storm
Only if we accept inner transformation will we transform outer situations
A person is potentially as awesome as a thunderstorm, but most are too timid even to express unique opinions. This timidity is not a natural state whereas passion equivalent to a thunderstorm is.
Life throws up crises again and again – we can fear them or grasp them. Some people have learned to identify stormy life situations as special and welcome opportunities to stimulate them to rise to the challenges. By embracing these crises as opportunities, we awaken inner forces that enable us to cope, and also actually make us powerful. No challenge ever comes which we cannot answer fully and to our best advantage, and belief in this empowers us very deeply; it is an aspect of faith.
Tuning in to the nature of the electrical storm, we reconnect with the forces that birthed us. Magnetism, sound, vibration and release – these elemental events occur externally and within us. Excessive indulgence in comfort and security takes us away from the more profound aspects of who we are, and what we can do.
Only as much as we accept inner transformation are we able to transform outer situations, and the power to have our maximum impact on events must call up these inner cathartic forces of our nature eventually. If we cannot find some way to respond to storms then we will live ever in fear of them; equally if we deny that we ourselves are stormy then we are practising self-disempowerment.
Stress is common, even felt by those with little responsibility in life and irrefutably points to mismanagement of affairs. It arises because we do not handle situations fully and instantly. Yet whatever comes up in our lives can be dealt with immediately and completely – to the exclusion therefore of any storm – when we know how to access transformative energies within. All complexity is then reduced to this one simple and immediate imperative, how to access passionate power. The thunderstorm is not in two minds, nor patient.
Society has norms of behaviour, partly fearing an individual’s passion and their possibility of upsetting the status quo. We are trained to toe the line; civilisation itself depends upon this. In the extreme it makes us terrified that we will lose aplomb in public so at all costs we must maintain face. This false image allows for the build-up of great tensions, and also distorts our inner sense of self – until perhaps one day we wake up to the fact that we have capitulated and unknowingly given up who we really are in order to seem acceptable.
A raging storm clears the air and allows us to re-centre in truth. When we realign with the authentic pole of our being, we connect once more with our ability fully and uniquely to dramatize our lives – present and future – with flair, so that our core values are undeniable and clearly expressed.