The Signature of Thought – Part Three

Signatures of identifications
Signatures of identifications

“A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.”

― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Inanimate Signatures

Applying a signature to an inanimate thing, is a matter of reflecting upon how we identify with a thing.  A thing creates an impression upon us that corresponds to the signatures of a planet or zodiac

A person may take a trophy and associate that trophy with a signature of Aries, that person feels that trophy expresses determination and willpower to succeed and overcome their adversaries. Another person may associate that trophy with Saturn, they perceive injustice since only certain people are allowed to partake in that event.

Objective signatures – archetypes

The signature of some things are so fundamental that it seems as if we all perceive the same thing when we experience them. These are things that we would consider archetypal, for they are things that trigger the same shared experience with all people. An archetype is a state of identification that all people share.

The signature of these things would be objective. This means that anyone anywhere no matter their culture will recognize that thing as having that signature.

Subjective signature – direct observation

The signature of most things though is not as obvious. There are entire books written on the subject of the rulership of things. There are encyclopedias, cross references, even concordances of astrological writings with references to rulership or governance. None of them agree at best they kind of, sort of, intimate a direction that one may take…

The signature of a thing is relative to the person observing it.  A signature is not a label that can be slapped on a thing like the ingredients on a soup can. We’ve labeled our signatures using the zodiac. By taking the zodiac we have little containers that we can put things in.

But what is the signature? The signature is how we identify with that thing right at that moment.

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The moment intuition is used to understand a card, the original meaning for that card, is void.

The Significance of the Significator

The significator cards represent your signature. These are the cards whose signatures are your chief features.

The mechanical structure of our mind

…man is a veritable thinking machine….

Identification and Considering

Man is always in a state of identification.

——G.I. Gurdjieff

finished the principal art

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The Dual Nature of Time

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– G.I. Gurdjieff

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A group of thoughts that are brought together through association are a thought complex.

Taking Aim

For a moment let’s imagine a straight line that goes from who and what you are now all the way to who and what you hope to become.

Your Narrative

Our Narrative is comprised of our point of view at any given moment at any given place.

Impressions and Shocks

Most people would do nothing if there wasn’t a shock. It is the shocks that keep all of life churning.

The Signature of Thought – Part one

Each and everything will have its own signature. The signature being the impression a thing has upon us. Or to put it another way, ” The signature of a thing is how we identify with it.”

Moments of Novelty

A Moment of Novelty is a moment when things change.

Moving Thoughts

Moving thoughts get things done. Moving thoughts are focused on the world around them. Moving thoughts are thoughts we use to navigate and manipulate our environment.

The Signature of Thought – Part Two

Each and everything will have its own signature. The signature being the impression a thing has upon us. Or to put it another way, ” The signature of a thing is how we identify with it.”

Thinking Thoughts

Thinking thoughts are the animated lively thoughts in our mind. Thinking thoughts often deal with probabilities and relationships with and between things.

Emotional thoughts

Emotional thoughts can be hard to put one’s finger on. More often than not what we think are our emotions…

The Signature of Thought – Part Three

Applying a signature to an inanimate thing, is a matter of reflecting upon how we identify with a thing. 

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