Sabian Symbols: Child born of an eggshell
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Aquarius 7 (6° - 7°)
FREEDOM FROM OLD WAYS AND STANDARDS
Dramatic changes occur when entirely new mutations occur that break the traditions of the past
Ancestral wisdom drives our evolutionary processes by which, very slowly over the generations, our race develops higher consciousness. Yet, another development process is also at play, whereby a quantum shift can occur – a revolutionary mutation that catapults us into new awareness very suddenly, and we are no longer as bound up in old ways and their limited understandings. We can create inspired and totally new realities.
A CHILD IS SEEN BEING BORN OUT OF AN EGG
A child is seen being born out of an egg
Essence is spirit, and nothing is more essential
The symbolism of an egg is frequently found in various cultures; it represents the idea of a matrix. We are born into individuality out of a combination of influences – spiritual and material – such as the stardust of our physicality, the genetic coding carried in our DNA, and more subtle moulding of the zeitgeist and local geopolitical realities. That which pulls all these factors together into a single moment’s statement is essentially the matrix of what we are.
The eggshell may seem to limit us, but it does not. When we are ready, we crack out – until then, the contours of our roots and circumstances do more to nurture than to constrain.
We are sustained by the assurance that we belong, and we are protected.
At first we identify the source of that protection externally as home, mother, community and earth-based securities. As we become mature and aware, we learn of the greater and more exhilarating truth – that in essence we are indestructible and incorruptible.
Essence is spirit, and nothing is more essential. It cannot be broken down into components, destroyed or compromised. Whenever we are in alignment with our spiritual essence, we are completely free of danger – and this occurs whenever we are projecting our highest aspirations into the world. It may well be counter-intuitive, yet we are only ever truly safe when we are racing headlong with total blind enthusiasm towards our wildest dream.
Whereas the self is found by cracking out of its nurturing eggshell, it is lost again only in full-on inspired enthusiasm. Somewhat surprisingly, it is therefore found at a higher level – a passionate level beyond ordinary reality.
This naive state is by no means easy to access, simply because it is absolutely fearless. Any imperfect attempt can easily lead to an unhealthy reliance upon external forces for a sense of both stability and achievement, rather than a self-assertive, self-fulfilled state of being.
Child born of an eggshell
Commentary from Richard Grey
N - evolutionary processes | material | DNA | the matrix of what we are | the eggshell | protection | indestructible | incorruptible | contours | roots | constrain
H - limited understandings | the zeitgeist
T - belonging
G - Freedom from old ways | dramatic changes | mutations | quantum shift | catapults (verb) | no longer as bound up in old ways | totally new realities | we crack out | free of danger
P - creating inspired and totally new realities | projecting our highest aspirations | racing headlong towards our wildest dream | inspired enthusiasm | passion
S - in alignment | cracking out of our nurturing shell
Y - higher consciousness | essence is spirit | the greater and more exhilarating truth
What comes first (N)? The chicken/child (N) or the egg (N)? Either way, what comes next (S) is up to each individual (N) - once they're mature enough to make their own decisions (G). And it's what comes next that is most important here - each individual's responsibility (S). If it's the same (as it's always been), there is no change and this would be No. If it's different, it's Goodbye. Given that we are not born out of eggshells, I opt for this symbol being about Goodbye.