Sabian Symbols: Deep sea divers
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Scorpio 7 (6° - 7°)
The seeker seeks the wealth of the inner world with the
same degree of enthusiasm as others seek gold
"Turning within to contemplate the nature of life and self"
An equivalent passion to the need for outer experiences is felt for inner understandings. Depth psychology is as little explored and understood as is the depth of the ocean; it is a recent development in human knowledge. Yet on the path it is seen that a major aspect of our attention is drawn to find out how other people operate, what they feel, what motivates them and what they believe in. Without discovering these things in others we cannot come to know ourselves.
Deep sea divers
Deep involvement in life comes from plumbing the depths of our experiences
The relatively recent focus on the hidden workings of the mind, in psychotherapy, shows how we all have aspects of our personality that we are reluctant, often afraid, to examine. The image of a diver conveys the sense of one who is truly willing to get to the bottom of emotional questions. This impulse indicates a person of true integrity.
Such an enthusiasm to plumb the watery depths of all emotion will inevitably lead to an intensity of involvement with people. This approach is not always comfortable for others and without moderation can lead us to become disliked and therefore perhaps somewhat antisocial.
We are encouraged to remember that all relationships and scenarios hold unlimited scope for self-improvement, and we can welcome each not only as an opportunity for further expansion of our horizons but also as a gateway to open up further aspects of the heart.
Self-fulfilment is the result of pursuing this approach with an insatiable appetite, when problems are to be seen no longer obstacles; they are grist for the mill. We rise to their challenges, joyfully testing our skills and seeking ever more demanding examinations to test and evolve them.
True exploration has to take place on both the outer and inner dimensions of experience, and to the fullest reach of our capacities. This is because the secret self is revealed only at the edges of courage and dark depths of feeling.
Persistence on this course of action leads us to a very insightful perception of people and their reasons for being and doing. We can penetrate the vital core of human motive and make-up.
The tendency towards escapism exists – we look so deeply into our own unique universe, that we can get a little lost and unworldly. For a while this is acceptable – yet it must not be allowed to become a life-path.