Sabian Symbols: A volcano in eruption
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Virgo 17 (16° - 17°)
In order to transcend the animal nature
we must release pent up frustrations
The Earth has tensions that release by volcanic eruptions; in the same way, so too does the human psyche occasionally blow off to release pent-up energies. Though this behaviour is often disruptive and sometimes destructive, nevertheless it is healthier than the alternative. Without it the psyche would be in danger of catastrophic breakdown or falling into the frozen attitude of an automaton, slavishly obedient to imposed constraints.
A VOLCANIC ERUPTION
A Volcanic eruption
We need occasionally to reconnect with the irresistible, essential creative life force deep within
On occasion, we need to clear ourselves absolutely of any imperfections of authenticity, by rejecting completely anything in our lives that is not representative of our true selves. This refusal of superficiality is an aspect of the genuine reordering of self that supports creativity; it can be truly passionate in expression.
To take it to the level of petulance and temper tantrums would be foolish and ineffectual.
The urge is much deeper than silly emotionality – it is a reconstitution of reality in its most essential terms so that we can properly engage our deepest desires to rework the detailed aspects of our circumstances.
Sometimes we need to experience the creative forces of physical life – the volcanic explosion that makes stone from fire – as an inner reality. Life has a blind urge to be. No amount of civilising can stop that, and we need to remember ourselves as part of that passion if we are to know who and what we really are.
Certain aspects of our potential are locked up within, and can only be brought to light after a cathartic and irresistible outburst of energy, which is needed to mobilise inner creative forces.
After certain critical phases of life experience, such an outburst can potentially trigger extreme wonderment and yet also blind destructiveness. This can raise us up to a new level of engagement and commitment to self-projection.
The very core expression of our reality, our external vitality, is rarely shown, yet nothing is truer, nothing more effective. Sometimes in response to dire emergency, sheer natural violence is the only valid action to resolve a major issue.