Sabian Symbols: Children on a swing in a huge oak tree
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Leo 11 (10° - 11°)
CHILDLIKE JOY OF DISCOVERY
One of the great joys in life is the exuberance felt when a deeper sense of life's mystery is revealed
Typically as the seeker discovers new aspects of the 'Great Revelation' there occurs a release of emotional excitement, rather naive and even childlike. In essence the soul is rather like this, innocent and freely expressive, so it often bursts spontaneously into new facets of life as such discoveries emerge.
CHILDREN PLAY ON A SWING HANGING FROM THE BRANCHES OF A HUGE OAK TREE
Children play on a swing hanging from the branches of a huge oak tree
Life is delightful when we do only what pleases us and give fully from the heart
These children have no purpose to serve or please others, no intention to improve themselves or their environment, and so no fear of danger or authority. Their single focus is to find joy in the immediacy of their own personal reality.
Nevertheless, they learn. They learn about the nature of physical life and of their emotional life too. Our conception of all and everything expands with each and every experience – not excluding those that delight us, in fact probably especially through those.
It is entirely appropriate, actually exemplary, to maintain zest and vigour in all physical and social involvements in every phase of life. When we are always enthusiastic, then we are generous in our self-expenditure. We give often and fully from the heart.
We find that such enthusiasm is only ever sustainable when we do only what pleases us. This is an important realisation that can go against the grain of what is expected in adulthood.
However, there is much to be said for the quality of dependability that follows this course of behaviour.
People can trust that we will only ever do what we find satisfying – and, if at all possible, refuse all else.
There is always the risk of raising laziness up as an exalted value – so, to follow this life-path, means that we need to take a very high level of personal, even social, responsibility – as if to validate our self-centredness.
Yet surely life is meant to be a delight? Surely there is no better way to demonstrate our awareness of this wisdom than to do only what we love? Surely it is beneficial for us to accept this is so, as children do, taking for granted their right to enjoy each moment regardless of what else is happening in the world?
Children on a swing in a huge oak tree
Commentary from Rochelle Beaty
The carefree and innocence of children playing living in the now. The higher frequencies of joy. The big beautiful ancient tree that provides so many things for, not just for the children playing, but many forms of life, as it did for generations before. In turn, the tree is provided for from the minerals of the earth, the release of carbons from our breath, the sunlight from the sky and rain from the heavens. This symbol represents how interconnected we all are. The web of life.