Sabian Symbols: Dental work
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Scorpio 9 (8° - 9°)
DESTRUCTION AND REPAIR
The imperfections of our ego-motivated life style bring us to find inventive ways to cope and re-balance
A calm person tends to be more careful about their lifestyle, more respectful towards their body and conscious about what they eat. The stresses of social pressure lead us to take food that is harmful to teeth; they were not made to process so much sugar, salt or fat. Dentists were invented to overcome this issue, which arises through unnatural behaviour. This hints at the capacity we all have to find a way to work out solutions to the problems we encounter whenever we wander too far off the path of what is natural for the body. At one level, the cycle of all life is one of destruction and repair.
A DENTIST AT WORK
A dentist at work
We are required to make known to the world our best sacred vision
On a very simple level, we can see how it is thoroughly necessary to keep good care of our teeth. Dentistry is a real and important practicality, and demonstrates a relationship between the individual – who has the need for expert help – and society, which provides it. The high reward for taking care of our teeth is having good teeth – the same principle applies to everything else in our lives.
This is as true for the other dimensions of life as it is for the physical. We need to approach all things with a continuous, conscientious attention to the needs of self-renewal, whether spiritual or phenomenal, social or individual.
In important ways our relationship with our community is symbolical. It corresponds to the wisdom we have gained about the practicalities of living a spiritual life within the constraints not only of physicality but also of our associations.
The highest measure of a person is how well they demonstrate their spiritual attainment in everyday interactions and undertakings. Involvement in life, through projects and connections, will always test the authenticity and validity of our characteristic choices.
Entrusted with the divine spark, we have a sacred stewardship to fulfil the potential of such a privilege. Our mission in life is to dramatise our defining qualities and most subtle realisations in a practical form, so we are required to make known to the world our most inspired sacred vision.
Dental work is an artificial compensation – a remedy for previous imperfections – and it is surely better to do the right thing early than to repair the damage later since prevention is better than cure. Yet some people are shallow, lazy, immature or simply content to accept the false and easy; either they cannot see how short-sighted is this strategy or cannot find the necessary power of will.
However blessed we may feel to have achieved a measure of freedom through spiritual attainment, without involvement in ordinary life such achievements lack the necessary depth of meaning to bring true happiness. Yet, when our creative ingenuity is completely explored and brought to the service of others – as dentists, clerks or poets – then inevitably we find ourselves favoured with good fortune and joy.