Sabian Symbols: The rainbow’s pot of gold
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Taurus 4 (3°- 4°)
PROMISE OF ABUNDANCE
The fruits that come from bridging between the
Earth plane and the cosmic realms
In learning how to conduct ourselves appropriately we are creating a bridge between Heaven and Earth, communing with cosmic forces to achieve worldly abundance. This enjoyment of wealth comes only from an ability to have fair commerce with others. To inspire trust and deal with the trustworthy is implied, yet so too is the remembering in all world interactions of our spiritual heritage.
THE POT OF GOLD AT THE END OF A RAINBOW
The pot of gold at the end of a rainbow
Faith brings the power to manifest
Faith is possibly the most treasured achievement of a person – it is an inner assurance that enables us to hold a steady course. It is built by belief and trust, and must be developed and used if it is to be a constant life practice that defines the faithful.
Until faith is adopted as a life path, we are in danger of being overwhelmed, sometimes catastrophically, by floods of emotion; yet when we do adopt it, we are promised a pot of gold. Indeed, Noah had faith that the rainbow was God’s covenant, following a flood.
At higher levels of attainment we look for nothing tangible or external because the feeling of faith is itself better than gold. Yet normally, the valid expectation of material abundance acts as an incentive. Always there are physical tokens for whatever spirituality the self has brought into manifestation through its own efforts. It helps manifestation when we feel a heart-warming sense of gratefulness – and it is this feeling that rewards us for keeping the faith.
Gold is more than currency for exchange; it is a symbol of power. Faith is also power, and this power operates in two ways – by strengthening our resistance against false claims, and sharpening our focus of attention. Life will reflect back to us the implications of poor alignment whenever we wander off the track of our faith into unintelligent flights of fancy. Futility and loss of opportunity are the result.
Blessed with a feeling of being rich
People who trust in life and present their beliefs confidently and expectantly into the world typically are blessed with a feeling of being rich in a way that feels appropriate, wholesome and blessed.
Gold is also a symbol of purity and often used to commemorate sacredness, for example, in marriage or religion. In each case, religious, relational or financial, there is the repeated theme that gold links the material and spiritual.
This is because life is a matrix – that’s what it is and all it is – an accommodation for the outpourings of mind and heart. We get back what we put out – an authentic expression in material form will always be representative of whatever we are within…even to the highest expression of our golden, faithful spirit.
The rainbow’s pot of gold
Commentary from Rochelle Beaty
Everything is interconnected. Without light there is no colour. The magical and mystical qualities of a rainbow bring a sense of awe to our souls. The magic of the 7 colours each holding its own vibration and energies that encompass every human, animal, plant, mineral on this world and beyond. “The seven rays of light”. The source light, “The Rainbow’s Pot of Gold” is the great divine light the source of all which we are all a part of.
There is symbolism of the number 7 and the 7 rays of light. In essence, we are not separate. Everything is connected and certain rays, of the 7, vibrant in us and through us. It reminds us that the beauty we behold is the beauty that emanates from within each of us.
I also feel the wording “A rainbow’s pot of gold” Is saying the pot of gold is part and not separate from the rainbow which I believe is a little different then “the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow” which sounds more like a reward or gift.
Commentary from Mara
Chasing the pot of gold is just like chasing the end of the rainbow. The closer we get to where we think the end is … well we never get closer. The end is not fixed. Trying to get there will never get us there. Only when we surrender to the moment do we realise that the beauty is in the rainbow not at its end. Life is the same. We may be reaching for some goal or prize but the real juice is in the getting there. With our focus on the process, the pot of gold comes to us.