Sabian Symbols: Circular paths
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Libra 15 (14° - 15°)
FINDING SERENITY IN CYCLES
Nature gives us the model of how best to live from year to year
"Serene realisation of the cycles of creation and destruction"
The cyclical nature of life is a given - the seasons come and go, day breaks and night falls, and we have no possibility of entirely escaping them. It is not only society that requires a firm rhythm to operate, we do too. At first we are challenged to fit in and conform to society's cycles, yet later we must surely go against them to resist both boredom and unconscious enslavement, dancing to another's tune. Yet beyond that is another wisdom - and that is to find a way to align our own path with external rhythms, to resonate with the environment, and social group around us. This in the end is what brings peace beyond belief.
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The incorruptible core of our being makes mind and heart congruent
Whatever occurs, we all stay true at centre. It really is an extraordinary fact of life that the inner core of our unique self can withstand all the comings and goings without contamination or corruption.
These events tend to be cyclical – it’s as though our life path is more like a wheel than an arrow and we repeatedly re-live the same dramas interminably.
Of course, it can actually take this level of repetition for us to get the thorough deep-seated participation required in order to fulfil the purpose of an experience. We become shaped mostly by those aspects of our lives that form the rhythm of our days, weeks, months and years. These circular paths bring a necessary congruity to our lives, which are thus made smoother, more comprehensible, and more comfortable because we know what to expect.
We are the centre of everything that revolves around us – in other words we are more than an observer of the transient details of what is occurring. We are conscious to the extent that we are aware of being the central driving principle that energises the dynamic flow of what takes place. If we do not realize this, then we are unconscious.
The facility we have to adjust ourselves to the never-ending changes in life is dependent upon our level of consciousness. According to this degree, we are either master or victim of events. Evidence of mastery comes in two forms – the ability to make practical adjustments to situations, and the ability to make inner adjustments to self.
This is because there are times when our plans and wishes are completely at variance with the circumstances that befall us. At these times, if there is nothing to be done, then the master waits. All will be well soon enough.
The twin danger exists – to try to control what cannot be controlled, or to accept what should not be allowed. Working out which is which, in great detail, can really befuddle the mind. Then is the time to trust the heart. If the mind and heart cannot find mutual congruity, then something is significantly wrong – and we need to look more deeply into the incorruptible core of our being.