Sabian Symbols: Butterfly, right wing more perfectly formed
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Aquarius 25 (24° - 25°)
TRANSFORMING EMOTIONALITY INTO SPIRITUAL WISDOM
There is a state of consciousness above duality where
we can hold in suspension two opposing emotions
What we experience as emotions is normally quite disturbing to our sense of peaceful poise; yet for those who have worked on themselves these energies can be transmuted. The sense is here suggested that when the heavy drag of emotionality is released an individual can ‘mutate’ to a more aware state of perception. It is not entirely unlike the expansion of consciousness that goes hand in glove with the opening of the third eye.
A BUTTERFLY WITH THE RIGHT WING MORE PERFECTLY FORMED
Butterfly, with the right wing more perfectly formed
As we explore our own idiosyncrasies, and have to deal with those of others
A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed – this strange image speaks to the uniqueness of each and every one of us. Like snowflakes, we are a little bit different from anything and everything else. Unlike snowflakes, we spend quite a lot of time giving serious consideration to our distinguishing features.
The right wing and left wing have slightly different appearances, and indeed we too could never be exactly in balance. Whether we are triggered by this into an unhappy, rebellious conceit – or a knack to turn deficiency into a real asset – is a fundamental life test, and the choice we make.
As an inevitable part of our own human nature, we are imperfect. Because of this, our lives take on a whole depth of meaning that would otherwise be impossible, as we explore our own idiosyncrasies, and have to deal with those of others.
An underlying psychological integrity and stamina gives us the capacity, which we all have, to overcome any handicap that is imposed upon us by our distinctions. It is very likely in fact to be the key aspect that distinguishes us in our originality of character.
These dissimilarities, whether physical or more subtle, are the noteworthy constituent parts which constitute the individuality of an individual. On any level of experience, they remain the primary basis of all important contributions to our self-knowing.
Functionally, the integration of conscious existence – into the world we have created – requires that we take unique form, with all the nuanced qualities that uniqueness implies. So as we observe what is considered normal by people we live around, it is both intuitive and inescapable that we are required to study the differences that make the difference. What is it exactly that makes us who and what we are?
The self mobilises its faculties successfully only as it takes full advantage of these significant differences. This shows that our imperfections are often the real source of our effective power in the world.