Sabian Symbols: Two fairies on a moonlit night
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Cancer 7 (6° - 7°)
VISITING OTHERWORLDLY REALMS
In contrast to Nature's beautiful but stark cruelty there is another realm that we inhabit through fanciful imagination
In contrast to the stark reality that can be seen as 'kill or be killed', in the imagination we are freed of the ruthless traits of earthly existence. We can dream of fairies in the moonlight and transport ourselves into the astral realm. Although non-physical, this realm has its own magical ways and its own power to create reality differently.
TWO NATURE SPIRITS DANCING UNDER THE MOONLIGHT
Two nature spirits dancing under the moonlight
The soul is refreshed when occasionally we rest from normal reality
Unacceptable levels of pressure of life can cause us to indulge in senseless flights of fancy, inhabiting a world of make-believe. It’s not at all helpful to do this, can be quite disorienting and cause real trouble.
Nature offers unlimited scope to release each of us from psychological and physical burdens that necessarily arise out of our involvement in life. Sleep is the most obvious example, so too is daydreaming, and yet these are meant as temporary restful states rather than realistic alternatives to worldliness.
Certainly, there is a need to balance everyday strains and stresses by finding a lightness of being, which the image of two moonlit fairies suggests. It is the soul’s nature to fly and soar and, in moments when we can feel this, there are precious opportunities for inwardness and self-reflection; these arise as a matter of course whenever such a mood is present.
From this, one learns the ability to rise above any threats to well-being that would result if one felt a sense of inescapable, long-term, forced imprisonment in the realm of physicality and all that that entails – the compelling requirement to attend to the body’s needs and so many emotional challenges.
On the path of self-realisation the sense of exaltation that comes from this lightness of being is a dynamic factor – in other words, we move along more readily if, from time to time, such abilities are harnessed and used productively.
So the very inclination we have to ‘space out’ can be productively channelled as a means to tune in and develop a transforming sensitivity. We then find that creative imagination has profound powers of healing.
Being occasionally detached from the normal heavy sense of self is truly liberating and such an ascendancy of spirit demonstrates the magical facility of self-hood.