Sabian Symbols: Daybreak
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Leo 27 (26° - 27°)
THE LIGHT OF A NEW DAWN
Everything has its alpha and omega, and each part of this eternal cycle is blessed with light
"Being renewed moment by moment"
Typically a peak experience, wherein we achieve further awakening, is followed by a dark period of struggling confusion as we attempt to assimilate what we have realised. Yet cold, dark nights end; always there is dawn, and we can refresh our approach with a renewed clarity of mind and joy of heart. Eventually we find ourselves coping easily with darkness and remembering to affirm joy and clarity as a constant life attitude.
THE LUMINESCENCE OF DAWN IN THE EASTERN SKY
The luminescence of dawn in the Eastern sky
That all life is cyclical holds the promise of renewal and joy in the hope of a better tomorrow.
Daybreak, like spring, is a constant in life. The promise of renewal is repeatedly emphasised by such experiences, and this is the essence of reality – that in every manifestation, of the world and of the self, there is resurgence.
As the changes unfold, unceasingly, there is often confusion about the exact nature of our current reality. Yet the genesis promise assures us that life may be captured and recaptured indefinitely. Specific circumstances come and go, while the single constant is that tomorrow is a new day with refreshing possibilities.
Another level of meaning is also implied with this image – that all life is cyclical. The human heart is deeply reassured by the security offered within the certainty of this degree of continuity.
Secure in the faith of perpetual regeneration, we allow ourselves to perceive reality the way it truly is – ever a new reworking of the stuff of life. Genesis is now, eternally. ‘In the Beginning’ is not a past-tense historical myth; it is the only lasting truth, and it is current. Life is only ever new and transient; immediacy is its incontrovertible nature.
Nonetheless, we have a sense of time as sequential and unidirectional. This is a device of mind, an expedient, by which we introduce a measure of control over the otherwise frightening implications of perpetual newness. Reason, as aspect of mind, overlays a ‘cause and effect’ model onto the fabric of reality. Without that, we could not find meaning within our involvement with life.
It is reason that curtails our wishful thinking and structures our aspirations into a realisable form.
Without it, we would have to find satisfaction in what we now have – because our future would be completely vague and ill-defined. Also – however pleasant it is here and now, and however advanced we may be in our spiritual philosophy, still there is some joy in the hope of a better tomorrow.