Sabian Symbols: Gold-haired goddess of opportunity
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Sagittarius 10 (9° - 10°)
GLAMORISATION OF SOCIAL SUCCESS
Fame and Fortune is the powerful goddess whom we serve unless we free ourselves from the illusion that she provides happiness
"Listening to criticism and clues"
Taken to its limits the processes of instructing everyone in social requirements becomes a force of pressure upon every individual. None manage to perfect their social skills fully, although the best of those who do rise in popularity, importance and repute – typically until their imperfections are revealed purposely and vindictively in order to bring them down. We must all find our own way to deal with this inevitable aspect of group behaviour.
A THEATRICAL REPRESENTATION OF A GOLDEN-HAIRED GODDESS OF OPPORTUNITY
A theatrical representation of a golden-haired goddess of opportunity
Nature takes care of adventurous opportunists – the lucky ones know this
Opportunity is a beautiful golden-haired goddess who rewards her adherents with abundance, especially the confident risk-takers who enjoy the process more than the product. At this level of passion Nature takes care of her own.
As humans, it is in our character to be adventurous opportunists, and in order to generate optimal opportunity we must participate in everyday occurrences energetically and enthusiastically. It is only by being this way that we become conversant with what the life-force actually is.
A bizarre self-defeating mind-set has beset the Western world for many years – one that equates spiritual excellence with material poverty. This is a distortion of the valid teaching that attachment can rob us of higher states of grace. But this is a warning against attachment not materiality. Certainly the very rich have a hard time squeezing their camels through needle’s eyes – but neither are the very poor given easy access to states of serenity, and those jealous of others’ wealth have the more difficult task.
Truly happy people always have enough to share, never fear lack, and are free of any overpowering need for physical or emotional satisfaction.
The safest protection that we can have in any experience is full-on involvement; half-hearted is dangerous – any serious sportsman knows this. To fulfil our potential, we need to understand that the grasping of opportunity requires sure-footedness and clarity of desire – in other words, being staunch and focused.
This level of certainty is the source of, and the evidence of, an irresistible confidence in ourselves and in life itself. What occurs around us is then all good – simply the reflection of a natural wholesome self-love. The feeling is itself reward enough – yet it also generates material and spiritual abundance.
After the early childhood years, it is no longer appropriate to be overly dependent upon others for support and encouragement. As adults, we aspire towards a level of emotional self-sufficiency and practical viability that establishes a firm grip on life – firm enough to make happen what we choose to happen.
People so often speak of luck as though it were randomly generated by external forces. Not so. We make our own luck; the truly lucky know this and trust in life fully.