Men Traveling A Narrow Path, Seeking Illumination is just the kind of Sabian Symbol you’d expect in these last hurrahs of our journey around the wheel. It points to the capacity inherent in every individual to seek at whatever cost entrance to a transcendent real of reality. I immediately think of those trekking to Shangri-La. The sign of Pisces, and its twelfth house, does represent the transcent realm of reality, that of Nirvana (of course Kurt Cobain was a Pisces, that band’s in-utero imagery speaking to the womb/tomb nature of that sign. This image symbolizes, according to scholar Dane Rudhyar, “the ancient, eternal path of discipleship—the greatness of man is that he can always be greater; and the belief—deeply rooted in men’s inner nature—that if he fulfills the necessary conditions he can find ‘Elder Brothers’ who have already attained a higher level of consciousness and will transfer their attainment and light to him.” There’s that Brotherhood of Light again. And Rudhyar goes on to explain that it requires a purity of heart, mental awareness, mastery of emotions and spiritual self-motivation.
The pure at heart. This speaks to this being a Leo-ruled image, in a twelve-fold sequence. And, as often happens when we get to a Leo-ruled symbol, we find ourselves on a golden pathway akin to Dorothy in Oz with her companions personifying the metaphysical levels of existence, that story being one we cite, specifically, in the Leo woman chapter of Sextrology. We can always walk this path, we can always go further. The most difficult thing to do, typically, is to take the first step, not because the journey ahead is daunting, but due to the guilt, shame, regret of not having started sooner. It’s easier said than done: that it’s never to late to take to the path; but we have examples of those who have gone before, having lived a life of earthly attachment and delight. So, put on your happy feet and get going.
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