As the Sun moves into that sector of space occupied by the constellation Libra we are presented with a specific set of challenges and opportunities. Libra is an Air sign in which a state of dynamic equilibrium and inner poise may eventually be brought about by facing the dilemma of duality and by choosing wisely to resolve this tug-of-war between the ‘pairs of opposites’.
This month finds us immersed in the energies of the constellation Virgo which acts as custodian of the “hidden Light of God” and represents “the womb of time wherein God’s Plan is slowly matured and brought into manifestation at the appointed time”.
Within the passage of this astrological sign there is a particular invitation calling to us from the heart of the Earth to explore a deep mystery: namely, the mystery of the Virgin Birth.
“As above, so below” is an ancient axiom declaring the macrocosm is reflected in the microcosm and that the great archetypal cosmic drama plays out on the stage of each human life. The story of the Virgin Birth recounted in the many religious and spiritual teachings is therefore a very real and intimately personal event waiting to come to term within each one of us.
With every creative act we participate in the marriage of heaven and earth, of spirit and matter. With every creative act we enter into the ritual of polar union – the holy communion of the Masculine and the Feminine aspects of the One Life, that when fully consummated, gives birth to a new Light that we call Christ Consciousness.
So what is the deep inner work that each of us must engage in to prepare ourselves for the inner marriage? What is the subtle labor of love that is called for in order to receive and conceive the Fire of Higher Union so that Christ, as God Immanent, is born in the virgin space of the human heart?
In simple terms, we might say that ‘purity of intent, purity of heart and purity of action’ is the Spiritual Approach required for delivering our Essential and Eternal Nature within the temporal fields of earthly existence.
The message of the soul in Virgo is, “I am the Mother and the Child. I, God, I, matter am.”
And so to this end, our appointed work could be seen as the daily labor of shaping and holding a pure, distortion-free and loving state of consciousness – a fecund field into which the fiery seed of spirit can enter and impregnate the pristine space of the heart with purpose and the promise of new possibilities.
(image credit: Raphael’s Madonnen und Heilige Familien, 1881 – courtesy of Pamla J. Eisenberg / CC 2.0)
The Esoteric Philosophy has long held the view that, in the ultimate sense, all that exists is sacred and divine. For reasons that we (as human beings) are not able to fathom, the One Life manifests itself in and as Cosmos. It is the One becoming the many.
Because the soul is simply an agent in support of the inner ashram, its work in the world is always done in group formation. Such an understanding is crucial when we begin to consider The Law of Group Endeavor.
Always the soul works within the context of an inner group (or several groups) coming forth from the ashram found upon the buddhic plane. Though members of the inner ashram may establish collaborative initiatives in their outer service, it is nonetheless important to realize that the group is a subjective fusion of souls.
The following notes are from the Leo Full Moon Meditation, held at Meditation Mount on Thursday, July 30th.
Astrology helps us understand the order of the universe and our place in it individually and collectively.
Each full moon we come together here at Meditation Mount to contemplate a universal principle. Each month, we sit as a group, and bring down into manifestation those energies and gifts which are being offered to us from the spiritual plane. This month those gifts will come through the portal of Leo.
We have progressed into the sign of Leo as our spaceship Earth makes its appointed round through time and space. The particular qualities emanating from this constellation (which is also called ‘The Lion of Assertion’) are those of individuality, self-consciousness and sensitivity, together with the will to rule and illumine. The soul motto associated with Leo is: “I am That and That am I.” So who are we really?
Following is a transcript from the Full Moon Meditation held at Meditation Mount on June 30, 2015.
Cancer is the birth sign of humanity. It rules the Mother, the womb and the physical plane birth of humanity. Humanity was manifest on this planet when the completion of the evolutionary cycle within a subset of the animal kingdom was reached.
The Sun has entered Cancer as part of its continuous cosmic procession and we are being infused right now with the subtle qualities of this constellation. Cancer is a space of birth and incarnation and offers us the opportunity of bringing ideas into form. The spiritual motto for this astrological sign is: “I build a lighted house and therein dwell.”
The pond in the International Garden of Peace is truly a Group Endeavor reflecting those words carved into the boulder at the edge of the pond. The participants are the stones, water, plants, the fish and frogs, the water lilies, the sun activating the solar pump to create the waterfall and its sound, the insects such as the bees and dragon flies.
Capricorn and Cancer are opposites, with Capricorn representing the spirit side and Cancer the form side. Cancer demonstrates the life and activity of the form side. Where Capricorn exhibits the causal or life aspect.
Join us on Tuesday, June 30th at 7pm for a Cancer Full Moon Meditation in Ojai, CA.