Taurus 14 - sabian astrology in 7 words

Published: 12th April 2011
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Shellfish Groping is the Sabian Symbol for the 14th degree of Taurus. Here it is described using the 7 Words System - a way of understanding the complexity of human interactions that can be applied to all aspects of self-awareness and relationship, so that you quickly change your perspectives and get to a deep sense of what to do to improve things.



Perhaps you have thought that your birth sign, whatever it may or may not say about you, does not truly classify you very specifically? Surely not with an astonishing significance that makes every single thing in your life seem so very altered from then on. Well, have a look at these Sabian Symbols – they may cause you to change your thinking! The Sabian approach certainly is very distinctive.

So what are Sabian Symbols? The Sabian Symbols are 360 images – one for each degree of the zodiac – that have been intuitively found by a female mystic, Elsie Wheeler, and explained by an astrologer, Dr Marc Edmund Jones. Each one of them gives a pointer about the core meaning of that degree, and that will probably unlock some very useful and provocative perspectives for you.

It works even if it’s not your particular degree – and yet a lot better if it is. It’s best to allow yourself time to do it slowly, like a meditation. Let each of the short paragraphs sink in slowly and try to feel what it means, as well as using the mind…or just sit with the images for a while and use your power of imagination to create some playful stories around it. (You will find your own Sabian Symbol by following the link below)

Having come to some new realizations about the essence of who you are, there is another stage you can adopt – to decide to be different. You can influence a lot more of your circumstances than you usually do when you engage fully with the deepest part of your unique identity, by taking on the qualities indicated by your Sabian symbol.

Also if you are clearer about who you are, then you become a lot more certain about what you want out of life. You can set your goals according to an overall vision of the bigger picture, and that itself leads to a much greater chance of success. It helps with focus so that you keep your attention fixed on the required outcome.

Reading your own Sabian Symbol is a bit like getting a brother or sister to speak honestly about you. They know you well, with all your dark bits and your light, and although they love you, they’ll tell you the hard truth! It can be difficult to hear, yet useful for those who are trying to become better people. It may be necessary to reread it a few times and think deeply about what is actually being said.

There is so much we could do with our lives! Opportunities are endless and very diverse, each day bringing little clues and teases to nudge us toward a little more unfolding of potential. Saying No to this and Yes to that surely requires us to trust our feelings and surrender to the inevitable – that, come what may, we all end up being who we are: nothing more, nothing less.

At all levels of existence – whether shellfish groping around in murky depths, or kids making up games to learn skills – the absolute imperative of individual survival is self-sufficiency – even if the individual is in fact an individual group or species.

The lower orders have a wider perspective on what is considered to be self: the ant identifies itself with the colony, and expresses self-sufficiency of the colony, even at the expense of the particular ant. The cell of a human body is equivalent.

By feeling the connection between lower and higher, one can grasp that the individual's path of self-expression is not separate from the group's process of evolution. Each is not only interdependent, but is an aspect of the other.

Self-discovery is the emergence of the individual coming out of the group. The experience of high profile has a special quality that requires a clear statement, since the individual is subject to constant group pressure. They must stand, or fall back and allow another to claim center stage.

Evolution unfolds not as step-by-step ascension of a ladder, but rather like the mist clears – with subtlety, in a non-linear fashion. The group shines its light of attention onto its current hero, whose magnificence elevates one and all, and who is then once again brought down by the mass.

The master does not waste energy by attempting to raise the group. Such divergence of focus would diffuse his will. He waits at the pleasure of the mass until opportunity arises, then strikes out for himself clear and strong, drawing support from those around who develop beside him.

Being oneself is the highest service one can offer to the group and to the Universe. Yet this self has rhythms: now active, now passive. There are the rhythms that vibrate in order to sound one's true note, and this adds to the harmony of the whole.

You get excellent free personality profiles and a free monthly newsletter at the 7 Words website (http://www.7words.co.uk), and more of the author's articles at http://jamesburgess.com/sabian-astrology.html



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