Sabian Symbols: Girl's face breaking into a smile
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Scorpio 16 (15° - 16°)
GESTURES OF FRIENDLINESS
A simple thing like a smile can change the way we attract relationships and experience warmth in our lives
Generally speaking animals do not smile, it is a defining human characteristic and it applies not only the ability but also the willingness to choose harmony and faith over fear and conflict. A smile is a very powerful device that promotes goodwill and the smoothing of the way.
GIRL'S FACE BREAKING INTO A SMILE
Girl's face breaking into a smile
Acquiescence is not self-betrayal when it reveals wisdom and promotes harmony
We may try, through modesty or caution, to veil the mystery of our being, yet the truth will out. In essence, nothing remains forever hidden, so ultimately our value and our values must bubble to the surface and be revealed.
Humans are friendly by nature; it shows in how we respond to others and to animals. So, try as we might to hold our clench, there are social forces that compel us into dramatizing our inner need for sharing. Sometimes we simply have to allow ourselves to be vulnerable – and be seen as such.
Acquiescence is not self-betrayal when it reveals wisdom and promotes harmony: it is a giving of the heart. If wisdom is stubborn then it is not wisdom, and should not be accorded much value.
The core of oneself must be revealed in order to be examined for authenticity. Everyday life is certain to push us to dramatise inner truths, so that we come to be seen for who we are. All illusion and self-deception is at some point eventually exposed.
What dresses our essential being is the veil of personality. It is magical, and has an uncanny ability to conjure up the exact circumstances of our lives. This is charm. With charm’s powerful grace desire is realised.
Such a power is constant temptation. The problem is that we can so easily misinterpret our indiscriminate attractions towards pleasure as if they were a revelation of a deeper truth, whereas so often we have simply lost the connection to essence-self. To guard against this we need great sensitivity to the subtle intuitive clues of conscience that add depth to our realization of authenticity.
In the end we learn that nothing is ever truly hidden. Yet nothing can ever be truly revealed. So we can elegantly employ simple things to deal with great and complex obstacles, a smile that turns enemy to friend.