The Span of Appreciation – The 2nd Hemisphere of Scorpio
Water Element – Fixed
The formula is: sustaining-ideal-universal-generalizing-spiritual-inspired.
Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:
Scorpio 30° The Halloween jester
This is a symbol of a proper informality in the release of the buoyant energies through which an individual gains refreshment, or is freed for the moment from life’s insistent demand on him that he live according to some ideal beyond his potentiality. The dignification of what often becomes an overbroad humor here serves its purpose by encouraging man to attempt new and various modes of contact with his fellows, and thus ultimately to achieve a more genuine spiritual sensitiveness.
The Keyword is SPONTANEOUSNESS.
When positive, the degree is a gift for making the desires and ambitions of self not only of interest but of actual value to others, and when negative, ineptness of self-expression and contempt for established values.
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true. The other is to refuse to accept what is true.” Soren Kierkegaard
My own reflections on today’s symbol are revealed in its seven-fold geometric model. Think of this as a sort of trick-or-treat outing. If you’d like to meet the Jester in its sacred 7’ness, come right this way! What? You don’t know where to go? Oh, well here are your choices: Would you prefer to read about it? Go here: Saijin’s Septenary of Scorpio 30 or if you would prefer to listen, then go here: Spotify episode Scorpio 30
Snake Oil ~ Steve Earle Are you buying what he’s selling? It’s been around for a long, long time
Tom Foolery and Counsel to the Monarch
“There are many stories which show a jester as the only person who could counsel a stubborn king, and as such the myth of the court jester suggests that jesters could act as a check on the whimsical power of absolute monarchy. . . .” An excerpt from Fools Are Everywhere – The Court Jester Around the World by Beatrice K. Otto http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/640914.html
Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice
Regarding “perspective”, Soren Kierkegaard said: “It does not depend, then, merely upon what one sees, but what one sees depends upon how one sees; all observation is not just a receiving, a discovering, but also a bringing forth, and insofar as it is that, how the observer himself is constituted is indeed decisive.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%B8ren_Kierkegaard
There’s No Escaping a Fool’s Errand: Fool Me Thrice!
Pick one: “See the humor of it all.”
“I fail to see the humor.”
“I’m totally serious.”
Namaste ~ Saijin
Image credit: The Three Stooges http://www.studiobriefing.net/2012/04/so-can-the-stooges-be-resurrected-in-2012/
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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.
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