The Span of Receptiveness – The 1st Hemisphere of Sagittarius
Fire Element – Mutable or Common
The formula is: manipulating-practical-original-specializing-social-inspired.
Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:
Sagittarius 10° A golden-haired goddess of opportunity
This is a symbol of the sure protection afforded every individual who enters experience with a genuine self-expenditure, and of the inevitable good fortune coming to those who refuse to be dependent on encouragement or support from others. Implicit in the symbolism is the principle that nature always takes care of her own, and that potentiality best fulfills itself in its sure grasp of itself. Man is prospered as his expectation remains wholly unconditioned.
The Keyword is REWARD.
When positive, the degree is an irresistible confidence in self and a tireless outreaching to all the wonders of an everyday world, and when negative, consistent diversion of effort to worthless ends.
NewSong ~ The Christmas Shoes https://youtu.be/GJcPVB-we7g
The Chinese word for “crisis” is frequently invoked in Western motivational speaking because the word is composed of two sino-characters that can represent “danger” and “opportunity”. Chinese philologist Victor H. Mair of the University of Pennsylvania states the popular interpretation … is a “widespread public misperception” in the English-speaking world. While [it] does mean “dangerous” or “precarious”, the element … is highly polysemous. The basic theme common to its meaning is something like “critical point”. “Opportunity” in Chinese is instead a compound noun that contains … “meeting a critical point”). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_word_for_%22crisis%22
Highly Polysemous – Meeting the Critical Point of Opportunity
Consciousness is reality. The unformed matter of snow takes on the form of whatever is at its base. Reality acts as the snow does, it follows the outline that the individual consciousness holds as the mold. Our expectations are our mold. We can change our reality if we can change the meanings we assign to our experiences. It stands to reason that if we change our attitude about a situation, we will change the reality, just as the next snowfall will take the shape of any new fence or house built on the landscape. A new beginning is possible now. (Delle Fowler writes of the Ace of Diamonds https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/sabian-symbols-card-reading/author/fowler/)
“Pivotal moment ahead.” Namaste ~ Saijin
Screen capture: Christmas Shoes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJcPVB-we7g
Welcome to more of the amazing and wondrous Sabian symbols!
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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.