Sabian Symbols: Boy moulded in mother's aspiration for him
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Virgo 11 (10° - 11°)
The world of infinite energy is ready and waiting for us to focus our desire so it can respond and fulfil our dreams
"Rising above the need for parenting"
The process by which we call up the circumstances of our life is imagination. We have to learn that all that we are and all that we have is the reflection in form of what we have ardently and consistently imagined. Then we have the greater task to ensure that we only imagine good outcomes. In effect this is the engineering of prayer and, in time, prayers are answered.
IN HER BABY A MOTHER SEES HER DEEP LONGING FOR A SON ANSWERED
In her baby a mother sees her deep longing for a son answered
To experience itself fully the soul needs a body
As much as the boy is moulded by his mother’s vicarious hopes to further her dreams, we are all the embodied projections of our soul’s desire. The inner, almost irrevocable, compulsion of our essence-self is the force that brings us into all of our experiences in life.
In contrast to the ego, which inhabits a body, the soul is its own container. In other words the stuff of which it is made is itself what it is. And this stuff is a package of spiritual ideals.
These ideals take on life experiences as if they were clothes – physicality covering naked spirit. Incarnation is the exaction – the price to pay. If a soul wants experience, it needs a body.
There is a kind of immortality implied in the fact of heredity. We pass on what we have inherited, and this refers as much to ideals as genes in our DNA. These so often take the form of possessions and tangible achievements as today’s generation furthers the aspirations of yesterday’s.
This is the process of evolution, which sponsors current personal excellence by the constantly supportive empowerment that ancestors provide. This includes the raising of awareness, and the skills of creative visioning, as applied to the family’s visionary thrust and its continuance into the future. We can, and do, contribute something of ourselves to add to the pot – whether this is the intimate family or the wider social group.
There is no ancestral compulsion implied – we are not required mindlessly to conform to the superficial trappings of allegiance, and any constraints of another’s will, even though it may be underscored with very strong parental pressure.
But the price we must pay is that our birth into physical existence is required – with all its trials and sufferings – as a duty of the soul’s desire for knowledge of itself.