Sabian Symbols: Humanity seeking to bridge knowledge
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Libra 29 (28° - 29°)
INVOLVEMENT IN HUMANITY'S EVOLUTION OF WISDOM
We take from our ancestors and pass to our descendants and
thus co-create the flowing and flowering of knowledge
One of the most splendid of human characteristics is that we have conscious awareness of and intention to be a living link of the chain that binds past to future, ancestors to descendants. This comes out of our sense of being part of something greater than ourselves, and indeed truly great. This is an aspect of our participation in life and a real guard against the desolation of loneliness that accompanies selfishness.
MANKIND'S VAST AND ENDURING EFFORT TO REACH FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFERABLE FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION
Mankind's vast, enduring effort to reach for knowledge transferable from generation to generation
Meaning comes when we find the pattern that connects the various aspects of our lives
We gain knowledge by bridging the gap between the known and the unknown. Each individual’s faith in their own powers of reasoning generally proves itself as they seek to further their range of experience, for example when they connect with a different world or culture.
We all have special gifts, and our lives represent the rationality of our belief in those unique gifts. As we present these talents and understandings to the world, we require some recognition. We want to be valued for our skills and insight.
We need to remember that our desire for achievement, and realisation, is only effectively made manifest through activity that aligns with our essence. This naturally calls for the dramatisation of our fullest potential in every direction within our circle of influence.
The perfecting of wisdom cannot take place out of context – in order to be wisdom, it needs to be applied in practice. There is a clear relationship between cause and result, one which obeys laws of rationality, and to gain knowledge of what our experiences mean, then we have to join the dots, and find the pattern that connects the various aspects of our lives.
This is a symbol of humanity’s capacity to make a very practical instrument for measuring our accumulated experience in terms of wisdom – for every inspiring or unusual contribution we might choose to make.
Egotism needs to be kept in check – too much of it belittles or defeats even normal accomplishment. Even though a strong healthy ego is a prerequisite to attainment, there are dangers in going too far with this aspect of the psyche.
The final mystery of knowledge is not so much the answering of all our questions, but the very disappearance of questioning. For this to occur, it means that we have to let go of any intention to persuade ourselves or others, and just know what we know without the need to have it approved or even necessarily heard.