The Span of Dependence – The 2nd Hemisphere of Capricorn
Earth Element – Cardinal
The formula is: sustaining-critical-efficient-generalizing-physical-sensitive.
Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:
Capricorn 17° A girl surreptitiously bathing in the nude
This is a symbol of the irresistible desire of all life to strip back to essentials, and to gain self-renewal by some immediate and close intimacy with the accepted roots of all-being. Implicit in the symbolism is the spiritual significance of the human body as a temple of the spirit, or as the archetype representing the total potentiality in a personal existence. Here is successful resort to self-sacrifice or psychological renunciation in order to achieve a new dimension of conscious reality.
The keyword is IMMERSION.
When positive, the degree is a highly effective dramatization of the basic characteristics and potentials of self, and when negative, furtiveness or eccentricity.
Just how far are you willing to go?
Sign up for classes to find out here! Welcome to the School of Hard Knocks. Your first class will be “Look before you Leap”. Then on to “Don’t cut off your Nose to spite your Face.” We’ll finish the first trio with “Walk before You Run.”
What you don’t know won’t hurt you
Well, there’s the catch. Yes it will. Every time it will be knowledge gained at a high price. Besides, we’ve already been hurt, you see.
No pain, no gain
Yesterday was about all those deep hidden insecurities we bring forward into adulthood from our childhoods. Those terrifying days of peer scorn and bullying. Perhaps we were the bully or the scorner! Let us hope not. Either way, however, conscience and/or self-consciousness is on the table today. Here we are dealing with the other extreme—the opposite reaction.
All things in moderation
Don’t be so extreme! Settle down. Today can be provocative or provoking. Sure the little miss has every right to be bathing in the nude, but she’s chosen to do it “surreptitiously.” That means stealthily and with skill. What’s going on in that mind of hers?
Is she up to no good?
She’s hoping to be seen but acting as if she’s not. She’s playing coy. You can bet she’s blushing and batting her eye lashes. To be seen but not seen? This is no regular little miss. She’s got an agenda and she’s working it. Consider that as you consider just how far are you willing to go to get what you want. Are you….
“Jumping in over your head?” Namaste ~ Saijin
Images from Slumdog Millionaire: Amitab’s Autograph scene from Slum dog millionaire
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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.