Sabian Symbols: An unsealed letter
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Leo 30 (29° - 30°)
UNIVERSALITY OF KNOWLEDGE
Secrets can only remain secrets for a while;
all that is known by one will eventually be known by all
"Confidence arising from spiritual integrity"
Our artworks - whether carved in marble or as momentary charming gestures of personality - are as letters written and sent into the world. Our words and even our unspoken thoughts are are all contributors to the totality of our glorious life message and, at least on the most subtle levels of reality, these cannot be kept to ourselves and hidden from the world indefinitely. We are all connected; we are one together, and every little aspect of who we are and what we have thought and done is eventually revealed.
AN UNSEALED LETTER
An unsealed letter
Spiritual integrity generates empowering confidence
A person who has a high measure of spiritual integrity has confidence in life. This shows in the way they believe in other people and in situations generally.
Leaving a private letter unsealed is likely to test whether our friends are truly trustworthy and this risk is necessary if we are to discover how far we can trust them – because some people are so indiscreet that it amounts to childish irresponsibility against which a wise person needs to take precautionary measures.
When we learn just how far to trust we earn the respect of people. There is skill to be learned in assessing the appropriate level of confidence to place in another.
We see that there needs to be moderation, based on our experiences, of how much trust to employ. Each of us has developed a normal competency in applying lessons we learned the hard way. If you leave a purse on a bus, you must not expect to retrieve it later. That’s not the kind of world we live in.
Nevertheless, the reliance we do place upon the discretion of others is remarkable – and enables our comfortable day-to-day living. We see then that we have a litmus test about with whom to share our lives. Can we legitimately place our faith in them? If we cannot, then life becomes fraught.
However, suspicion is a poison to the mind whenever it become set as a general temperament, so we must make sure that our routine life circumstances do not engender constant mistrust.
When we have done what we can to build a community environment within which there are few enough dangers of dishonesty, then we are well advised to practise trust as a general life attitude. In spite of frequent disillusionments, this serves us best in the long run, because it generates self-assurance and all the power that goes with that.