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Capricorn 16 - sabian astrology in 7 words
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By: James Burgess Email Article
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Kids in Gym Suits is the Sabian Symbol for the 16th degree of Capricorn. 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, even though it says a lot about you, can’t be totally detailed about every aspect of your personality, can it? At least not in an extraordinarily memorable way that makes every single thing in your life seem very changed from then on. Well, have a quick look at 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 images – one for each degree of the zodiac – that have been clairvoyantly discovered by a female mystic, Elsie Wheeler, and interpreted by a major astrologer, Dr Marc Edmund Jones. Each presents a suggestion about the underlying importance of that single degree, which usually can reveal 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.

Our experience of ourselves is significantly modified by interaction with people and circumstances around us. As shown in competitive sports, through overcoming obstacles and observing others' efforts to rise up, animated to meet their own challenges, we are able to learn much of our greater potential.

Convention binds together a group of individuals and so helps the formation of society to rise to common challenges. Conventionality therefore is a measure of our willingness to abide by social constructs because we think we will gain personal advantage in doing so.

There is pressure to conform, and our adherence to terms may feel like a self-betrayal because of the loss of individuality. It is a question of balance: the urge to express a radiant self in harmony with our need to participate in society.

Conformity arising out of fear of authority is ill-founded and false. Self-perception of powerlessness requires us to look again in the depths of our being and awaken the confidence to overcome any unlawful pressure that attempts to deny us self-expression.

However, it is natural to gain experience and skill in the creative act of supervision. The calling upon like-minded associates, to a joint action that favors our required outcome, is evidence of self-competence on the level of practicality. It is supported.

Also natural is a disciplined sense of responsibility, which embraces the ethic of serving oneself in alignment with the common good. Community response is therefore felt to be useful authentic feedback, whether presented as punishment or reward.

In adapting through this process of socialization, we learn acceptance and tolerance. Thus our own ideals are constantly revisited and upgraded. This is to reflect society's newly-discovered potential for dramatizing a set of principles higher than previous generations were able to demonstrate.

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