Sabian Symbols: An X-ray
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Scorpio 25 (24° - 25°)
SEEING BENEATH THE SURFACE TO AN UNDERSTANDING OF LIFE
Reality cannot be understood without going into things deeply and perceiving through the illusion to the truth of life's essential order
As we progress along the path of realisation we find certain abilities develop, and one such skill is to be able to see through the surface form of a person or situation and perceive the inherent structure of their reality. We are not deceived by externals or transitory feelings and shows. This enables us to determine why we are at variance with others, what might be done to find proper alignment, and in simple terms whether we can help or should we leave?
AN X-RAY PHOTOGRAPH
An X-ray photograph
Knowledge serves humanity as much as we serve knowledge
It is of course meaningful to allow subjective feelings to inform our take on reality – and yet we also have an aspect of truth that is objective. Indeed, this is called reality. We share this with our fellows, and it serves as the foundation of our lives – not only in relationship but also in self-appraisal. Our very intelligence depends upon the dependability of nature and its laws and structures.
X-rays were discovered – or invented – to further our investigations below the surface of things into the hidden aspects of what life is and does. We ourselves are revealed as we explore, and this process of analysis and comprehension in some way is useful for self-validation. We become competent in analysis as we become capable of understanding ourselves.
The appreciation of this knowledge for medical purposes speaks to our willingness to give emphasis to the well-being of our fellows. Knowledge serves humanity as much as we serve it.
Knowledge has magnetism in and of itself, and many are attracted to it for its own sake – yet unless we can measure it against our sense of reality, then until it is found useful it remains as art. Typically we recognise ourselves as the measure of all things – and this is grounds for profound meditation.
Taking this idea further, we are given to measure ourselves as individuals in relation to our relevance to life in general. We learn to keep ourselves fit for purpose – and our purpose is to add something to the knowledge that keeps our community functioning.
However, we must be careful not to take this measuring too far. Neither we, nor our society, are free from imperfection, so any excessive analysis will result in restlessness and dissatisfaction. It’s all a question of reasonableness and balance.
Our investigations lead us to the brink of knowledge, but never to its completion. Things are only finally understood in their relationship to all else – the integrity of knowledge is that all is One. Past and future, cause and effect, you and me – are all constructs of analysis rather than true knowing.