The Span of Expectation – 1st Hemisphere of Libra
Air Element – Cardinal
The formula is: manipulating-critical-ingenious-specializing-physical-sensitive.
Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:
Libra 2° The light of the sixth race transmuted to the seventh
This is a symbol of the mirror which history provides for mankind, so that each new generation may see itself reflected in its own past and therefore may be challenged to its real future. The characteristics of a modern and global society (identified by occultists as the sixth root manifestation of human culture) are idealized in the vision ahead (a seventh and climactic manifestation) and every individual is seen within full reach of his own ultimate potential.
The Keyword is THRESHOLD
When positive, the degree is the imaginative sweep of man’s vision and an eagerness to execute its promise, and when negative, a loss of reality in an infinitely regressive otherworldliness or a total lack of all practicality.
Find the Joy ~ The Bucket List https://youtu.be/iioBwO6vnEs
Weighing the Lightness of the Heart with a Feather
Maat was the ancient Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, law, morality, and justice. Maat was also personified as a goddess regulating the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities, who set the order of the universe from chaos at the moment of creation. As a goddess in other traditions of the Egyptian pantheon, where most goddesses were paired with a male aspect, her masculine counterpart was Thoth and their attributes are similar. After her role in creation and continuously preventing the universe from returning to chaos, her primary role in Egyptian mythology dealt with the weighing of souls (also called the weighing of the heart) that took place in the underworld, Duat. Her feather was the measure that determined whether the souls (considered to reside in the heart) of the departed would reach the paradise of afterlife successfully. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maat
”Our lives are streams flowing into the same river towards whatever heaven lies in the mist beyond the falls. … My dear friend, close your eyes and let the waters take you home.” The Bucket List
“Rise up light as a feather.” Namaste ~ Saijin
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