Sabian Symbols: Hunters starting out for ducks
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Scorpio 22 (21° - 22°)
ASSIMILATION OF PRIMITIVE INSTINCTS
The animal nature is aggressive and cannot be easily tamed so needs to be accommodated somehow within normal social behaviour
There is the need to find a way to channel our baser instincts so that no harm is done to other individuals. The aggressive survival instinct in man cannot easily be ditched; indeed perhaps it should not be even if it could be. In an organism as complex as a human being who can say what would result from denying a powerful instinctual drive? Denied passions do not usually stay long hidden.
HUNTERS SHOOTING WILD DUCKS
Hunters shooting wild ducks
Self-determination arises from specificity of desire and unremitting fortitude
Enterprise is an important quality to bring to bear upon life. Ducks do not conveniently fly into our larders, they need to be hunted, and hunting is a full-on passionate, yet highly sensitive, skill. If we are to fulfil our potential, then, against opposition, we need to go out of our way to harness our abilities and desires towards a given specific target.
From the moment we are born, in all things of ordinary frequency and significance, we have a marked tendency to exhibit simple, honest desire. We want what we want – that’s it and all about it.
This simple imperative is the motivating force of all life, and without it we would be constrained to a low level need-fulfilling existence of no creative consequence. Yet it requires of us certain initiatives and creative imagination if we are to enact our desires and stake our claims.
This certainly doesn’t have to degenerate into a callous exploitation of life, yet it does promote a complete lack of personal inhibition and frustrations as we go about our daily affairs and situations. Day to day problems need not be irritating – they are seen to offer a means, in fact the only dependable means, by which to refine our practical skills, moved as we are to perfect our abilities in order to complete our goals.
We will find the need to give up something if we want something more. Enterprising people take risks, they lose before they gain, and they understand the dynamic sequential balance in life called swings and roundabouts, where the ups and downs work themselves out in over time. In the end, we get what we go for.
However, our determination to have what we want must necessarily be measured against the constraints of society. We all need a little psychological elbow room when coping with the world; we do, yet so do the others.
The uncompromising imperative – that we enjoy freedom of action – speaks to us of the essential nature of our very existence. It is the voice of spirit, and even if it is resisted, it will never be fully thwarted. To engage it requires us to demonstrate the strength of will and unremitting fortitude that is born out of our certainty that we have the sovereign right to self-determination.