Sabian Symbols: Dark archway with ten logs at the bottom
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Capricorn 6 (5° - 6°)
It is both wise and necessary to finish what we have started
if we want to progress without being called back later
For there to be stability and good order, to have some reliable model for the way things are and how life works, then things need to be built upon other things – not just randomly created with no reference point in the past. Also we must complete one thing before starting another; each cycle has its necessary end. The end is the purpose of a cycle of activity and is its encapsulation in seed form. In our life activities it is necessary for us to finish what we start, and only then can we have the realisation that we stand well prepared and ready for something new.
TEN LOGS LIE UNDER AN ARCHWAY LEADING TO DARKER WOODS
Ten logs lie under an archway leading to darker woods
We have all the resources we need to deal with the vagaries of life
The obscure image points to having abundant resources when faced with a mysterious, unknowable future. The archway suggests the passage from here and now to somewhere else; the logs are plenty to build with.
The self is unlimited, so any sense of lack is false – a neurotic misunderstanding; we each have all the resources we need to deal effectively with the varying fortunes of everyday living. In fact, life is an unending exploration of our potentialities, through which we develop a personality that demonstrates our level of realisation.
The temptation to resist new experiences, through fear of the unknown and lack of courage, simply binds us into a rather childlike fascination with mystery and imagination. This is pure fantasy and unhelpful.
If we are to realise our dreams, then we must grasp the nettle, seize the day, and engage with opportunity. It takes courage, and faith – plus the willingness to risk disappointment and temporary setbacks.
Whatever we choose to create and project into the world is an authentic expression of who we really are. In fact, it is because we do this that we can discover who we are. The process is beyond limit, as we are beyond limit.
We have to learn to interpret whatever comes up competently – in other words to our best advantage. This will enable us to develop an unusual degree of effectiveness, thoroughness and persistence in accomplishing our purposes whilst maintaining our integrity.
What arises is a great satisfaction that we are on track and consciously in accord with the sense we have of fulfilling our soul’s destiny, and then we meet the unknown future with expectancy rather than anxiety.