Sabian Symbols: Brownies dancing in the setting sun
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
16th degree of Aries (15°- 16°)
REMEMBERING THE NON-INDIVIDUAL,
DEEPER ASPECTS OF SELF
Tuning in to Nature spirits
When the body is weakened by illness, fasting or sensory deprivation, this allows our subtle body of light to resonate with Nature spirits. By doing so we become stronger and gain potential, which is important for both recuperation and taking further initiatives to extend our influence. Do we not all feel invigorated by natural elements – the wind, rain, Sun and stars?
NATURE SPIRITS ARE SEEN AT WORK IN THE LIGHT OF SUNSET
Nature spirits are seen at work in the light of sunset
Brownies dancing in the setting sun
Becoming like a little child, living in a holistic, non-rational, intuitive manner
It is perfectly meaningful to see life as a free dance, trusting Nature with unfettered confidence. Part of us wants to go a bit crazy, is recklessly risk-taking, spontaneous, life-affirming, and throws caution to the wind.
This attitude is rewarded for its courage and sense of adventure with real tangible abundance, and is supported when we trust that the relationship between an individual and Nature itself is essentially friendly. What could show this more than spirit and Nature together dancing down the Sun like an innocent girl child?
What is going on, in and through the individual, is the operation of universal law reworking reality by sorting and resorting, sifting and shifting, in an ever-dynamic review-and-reveal process. As a direct result of their enthusiastic willingness to participate in this continuous dynamism, at whatever expenditure of effort, the individual attracts great good fortune – whose fruits are felt as simple, reliable, constant abundance.
It is a rare individual that can grasp the eternal paradox of life. One who can, will enjoy this great abundance, and often has access to a delightful, sparkling nature. Enthusiasm is a divine quality, quite literally the flowing of God through one’s whole being, and it has the supreme ability to create success on all levels. With this, all is possible. It engenders confidence, optimism, charisma and other positive qualities that defeat life’s heaviness. So what is this paradox? It is – that we must act as though we make a difference, even knowing that we don’t.
Struggle and surrender
Sufis call this ‘struggle and surrender’, and teach that happiness depends upon finding a dynamic balance between them. As taught in Taoism, all action adds to imbalance – and yet the absence of imbalance is the end of dynamism and vitality, the end of life. Therefore, since nothing really matters on a cosmic level, it makes perfect sense to do crazy things, trusting in our luck, and dance around the difficulties with a smile.
The test of awareness for this degree has to do with finding the correct balance between complacency and struggle. Some could suffer delusions of self-sufficiency instead of appropriate self-serving activity.
Everything returns to Source to be purified; this is an eternal cosmic law, which maintains the integrity of everything in its non-stop waves of eternal change. A lifetime of vigorous action pulls the individual away from unification for a speck of cosmic time. It is folly to believe that such activity matters much, and yet also foolish to think it does not. To act anyway, knowing it is reckless and pointless is evidence of a very inspired wisdom.