Sabian Symbols: Children skating on ice
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Gemini 24 (23° - 24°)
REFUSING TO BE DEFEATED
To 'rage against the dying of the light' is
to resist the power of death
The creative mind is not frozen into uselessness by situations that appear impossibly restrictive to others. In fact the awakened individual seeks challenges in order that they can rise to the occasion and develop further skills and maturity.
CHILDREN SKATING OVER A FROZEN VILLAGE POND
Children skating over a frozen village pond
Life is never fixed, but lived energetically between what is safe and what is fun
These children are engaged in a dangerous activity that to some extent threatens their lives.
They do this for fun. Life is nothing if it is not an experiment to experience the enquiry into what is, and what is not, possible for a human being living with a vulnerable physical body. Children are more likely to play with this idea.
It is important to have a sense of the value of dependable reality – partly because our very beingness is entirely characterised by how we feel about what is safe for us. No doubt the ice was examined and found to be reasonably reliable so the danger was diminished to an acceptable degree.
The truth of who we are often hangs in the balance between what is safe and what is fun. There needs to be a sense of order and caution that puts some boundaries in place to limit our exposure to risk.
Yet the pioneering principle is entirely descriptive of the healthy person – for whom successful overcoming of risky challenges act as a spur towards further achievement. This demonstrates and develops our skills and capacity.
Life is never static; it cannot be life if it does not change. So we are always necessarily exposed to new conditions, whether or not by choice.
Perhaps therefore we must embrace adventure, as a condition of life – although of course there is the need to moderate excitement-driven foolhardiness.