The Scorpion in the tropical Zodiac
Sardonyx - Patience
In november, when life is ebbing away, and coldness and a sometimes unbelievable blackness meet our senses, we have a tendency towards nervousness and depression.
Then it is beneficial to give ourselves the luxury of patience. We can allow it to surround us, and dive into it like a sea dog dives into the sea. We can drink it like a magical potion and let it fill us with comfort and relaxation. We can use the energy
it gives us to direct patience towards others. The more we pratice it, the calmer and stronger we get.
Catherine of Siena, the great independent soul, tells us, that God loves us with eternal patience. What we receive we should give, to create the balance
the universe loves so much. But - so she reasons -, we are in no position to give back to God the gift which he has bestowed on us. Neither is our loving patience infinite, nor does, in her understanding, God need it.
Meanwhile many others will have
an advantage from receiving the energy of our patience, and "what you shall do for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you will have done for me." The ring is closed, the balance is restored. This line of thought might motivate us and empower
us to be patient.
Often it is the patience of a few seconds, which we give in moments when the other person is out of balance, maybe definitly wrong, which has the strongest effect. In a glorious moment of surprise, we might "see" something of the other
persons real problems, values and beauty - and we might find the right word or gesture, the right silence or inactivity, which allow him or her to find a good direction through their own inner self.
Thus patience gives a space of trust in the freedom
of others, sometimes allowing us to gaze into the wonderful wisdom of the universe, into the holy and infinitely patient spirit of God.
Inspired by: Geoffrey Hodson: Thus Have I heard" Ch.IV. http://hpb.narod.ru/Thus_Have_I_Heard.htm#CHAPTER
Rudolf Steiner: Virtues of the month
and by Friedrich Beneschs words about the twelv foundation stones of the new Jerusalem in "Apocalypse, the Transformation
of Earth: An Esoteric Mineralogy". Picture from https://www.smarts4k.com/sardonyx-stone-jewelry