“Deal with what’s in front of you.”
The Span of Restlessness
Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:
Gemini 29° The first mockingbird in spring
This is a symbol of the contribution of aesthetic experience to the strengthening of self at core, given emphasis by the skill in imitation through which any vicarious participation in life is enhanced. Here man’s aspiration becomes articulate far in advance of his self-refinement, and as a result the promise in his given case may be manifest in achievements of which he would be quite incapable in normal course. At the least he is called to attempt a self-revelation which will add real stature to his role in everyday living.
The keyword is QUICKENING
When positive, the degree is consistent stimulation to others in all human affairs, and when negative, annoying self-assertiveness.
The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-spiritual-responsible.
Sturgill Simpson ~ Turtles All the Way Down https://youtu.be/LWx6csgGkg4
Immortal Quickening: The One in the Many and the Many in the One
We’ve got our little mockingbird sitting next to a pinecone to show just how much is going on in that little head of his to be able to imitate so many sounds! This particular symbolism represents the capacity we have to interact with many different ones—to speak their “language”, to communicate to others in ways they will understand best, to not get so stuck in just one way of being. It’s an ability we can continually develop as we expand our social environments.
The mockingbird can also symbolize annoying behaviors, such as the erudite one, he who seems to know everything and never stops chirping about it in order to let others have a chance to speak.
Regardless of the objective perception, our little mockingbird is a little brainiack! What about us?
I think in this regard, we need to consider our own brain and how it works. Let’s go for the gusto and look at the pineal gland, which is historically symbolized by the pinecone in nature. Here is a wonderful resource to read through or to at least bookmark and study later: https://thirdeyepinecones.com/history-symbolism
Here’s another resource, which I was just given the link to today: “The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions. In it, Signe Dean reports, “We found a world that we had never imagined.” Read More: https://www.sciencealert.com/new-study-discovers-your-brain-actually-works-in-up-to-11-dimensions
Study? What? Well, I don’t know! How did the little mockingbird come to be able to imitate so many sounds? Was he born with those sounds just spewing forth? Did she listen and learn? Did he practice over and over again? I don’t know, quite frankly.
But, as a human, I know that if I’m going to be able to provide such a variety of “noises” to be able to communicate with a variety of other human beings, then I’m going to have to study. So, when it comes to the brain’s abilities, I suggest starting with the two links above to wet your whistle!
“Deal with what’s in front of you.” Saijin
Image credit: Mockingbird and Pinecone http://joansnaturejournal.blogspot.com/2011/12/more-pine-cone-birds.html