Sabian Symbols: Bathing beauties
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Gemini 30 (29° - 30°)
Choosing the best sets a standard for people to aspire towards and accept as a defining quality of community values
"Choosing standards in order to express values"
Any culture will glorify the best example of whichever qualities it holds up as representative of its highest values - whether this is done with Oscars, Nobel Prizes or red ribbons at a local rodeo. This process stabilises, promotes and communicates the best current standards for individuals to try to exemplify. We show what we are and what we have achieved in order to win social validation.
A PARADE OF BATHING BEAUTIES BEFORE LARGE BEACH CROWDS
A parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds
Natural endowments are gifts of Nature, to be shared
We are physical beings, whose access to the realm of spirit enhances our physicality to heights of beauty. When we have awareness of both spiritual and physical magnetism, then we are endowed with the radiant light of Nature and we are said to glow.
Charm, generally, is a grace of the material world. Although it is self-seeking and therefore somewhat potentially manipulative, it nevertheless somehow adds a degree of spiritual lightness to situations. A woman showing off her physical beauty intends to exert influence – yet when she does so with naive innocence then joy is experienced. A thin line may be drawn between, on the one hand, healthy and helpful self-disclosure, and, on the other, childish vanity. Caution and self-examination are advised on this point.
Having a strong sense of self-worth, we are able to project principles into the world, standing tall amongst our fellows, radiant and reliant, and making a clear disclosure of what is personally important.
One who is strong in their inner sense of individuality fears no loss or threat to it when confronting difficult issues. Rather the opposite is the case; such challenges that may arise serve to affirm and perfect individuality. For such a person, no feelings of false modesty are allowed to interfere with whatever exuberant displays occur of their attributes and charms. Natural endowments are gifts of Nature, to be shared.
With a focused intention and a sense of sacred purpose, we can raise all of our qualities and attributes to serve the greater good. This is made possible by trusting that, however imperfectly expressed, our strongest impulses will always eventuate good outcomes.
The soul’s influence upon everyday life is facilitated only between the threshold of two worlds – the two worlds of outer situations and inner responses. It is the soul’s primary task to maintain its absolute purity whilst having to touch upon this imperfect World of Lies (a Sufi description). Spiritual practice helps.
That purity is evidenced by the soul’s ability to be true, even when encased in clay and operating as a member of a rather primitive species of self-destructive brutes. If our life is to express joy rather than endure restraint, then freedom must be realised on the inner planes, as a state of being, independent of circumstances.