The Span of Illusiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Capricorn
Earth Element – Cardinal
The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-specializing-spiritual-inspired.
Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:
Capricorn 15° Many toys in the children’s ward of a hospital
This is a symbol of the inescapable richness of life in any normal manifestation of itself, here given emphasis through its ample rewards on the social and ideal side. There are physical and psychological limitations which come to all humankind without apparent reason, and which often seem a travesty of divine justice, but they are always an unrealized opportunity for a deeper fellowship. Experience is real in its fruits, rather than in the means to its ends.
The keyword is ABUNDANCE.
When positive, the degree is man’s ability to develop the real potentialities of himself and his fellows despite every transient accident of circumstance, and when negative, hypocritical sympathy and childish self-pampering.
Every rose has a thorn
An ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure. That is true. The Little Prince did not leave his rose unattended. He knew it had thorns; it was the adult that informed him that thorns are not enough. We do need to protect self and others, but only in appropriate measure. The measuring rod of growth. Will my protection defend the unprotected and vulnerable parts or will my protection prevent needed growth. That is the question to ask. Listen wisely for the answer from within. Then follow your own divine advice, no matter how difficult that may be.
Looking back, ask yourself, did I conquer my mountain or did my mountain conquer me. Be a conqueror! Yes, do put your best foot forward. Give it up, no matter what it is. Don’t give up, but give it up. …the resistance to whatever it is your conscience is asking of you. Just do it. No, it will not be easy. Nothing that is worth it ever is. Free yourself from the cycle. Go and don’t look back.
That which you resist persists
Loving yourself and loving others will never be wrong. Never. Don’t let anyone–not even an adult–tell you differently.
“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“The conscience will show the way.” Namaste ~ Saijin
Image source: The Little Prince sits with his Rose
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*All of my works are based on Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, 1953 First Edition, The Sabian Publishing Society, New York; printed in the United States of America by the Roberts Studio Press, Arden, Delaware.