Sagittarius 24-25 A Chubby Boy On A Hobbyhorse
I thought I would share my initial interpretation to the Sagittarius/Pisces/Gemini/Virgo 24-25 cross - which is, overwhelmingly for me, that of diminishment.
According to Sofia - author of Fortune In A Coffee Cup - palm trees are a symbol of abundance and wealth, and the Gemini 24-25 A Man Trimming Palms indicates a reduction of abundance, trimming for the sake of elegance, neatness; getting rid of the dead leaves that still hang onto the tree.
Similarly the Virgo 24-25 A Flag At Half-Mast indicates a loss that is honored in public, and the Pisces 24-25 The Purging Of The Priesthood a self-explanatory riddance of that which does not serve the higher purpose.
In comparison, the Sagittarian chubby boy appears to embody the opposite - this kid is well-fed and playful! Remember that this is a boy, not a man, and he is merely riding a hobby horse, not a real one - he is a smaller version of what he may imagine himself to be acting in play.
However I think that this symbol fits into the cross well when we think of cycles of expansion and contraction in life - such as described by Eckhart Tolle in his book A New Earth.
Human cycles include expansion where we grow and Do, then a retreat where we diminish in order to focus on Being and Presence in the moment. Being asleep is a form of retreat, as is death. So are serious illnesses, job diminishment, and the end of certain structures in our life. By allowing our diminishment and therefore the ego relinquishing its attachment (to any number of things), we explore and find power through our essence that has nothing to do with whatever we have achieved or gained or done or over-identified with in the world. In short, the process of dis-identification with any egoic attachments (such as "I am a |insert adjective| person), letting go and simply focussing on breath, acceptance of the Now, also reduces our suffering (for example: "how much is it costing me to maintain that I am a |insert adjective| person?") and brings revitalised energy and freedom to the next cycle of expansion.
The chubby boy is simply Being in his play. We can reduce ourselves to an inner child and find freedom there. Just a kid having fun. Isn't that where we all really want to be?
Update: I recommend watching the following Insight progams - Insight 2017 Ep 8: Game Over Part I and Insight 2017 Ep 8: Game Over Part II - that interviewed top athletes who retired - which I consider to offer various perspectives of the theme of this cross.
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