Wednesday, September 12, 2012


DATA:  September 15, 2012 @ 10:12 P.M. - Washington, D.C.

The September New Moon falls into the 5th house, applying to a conjunction of Mercury in late degrees of Virgo...setting the theme for the following four weeks. Except for the house position, the theme remains the same for everyone in the world.

To convey the esoteric meaning of this astrological event we must look to the 3rd decanate of Virgo, pictured by a crown of twelve iron spikes.  This Venus-decanate of the mental sign Virgo is the point from which the Sun passes into the winter section of the zodiac.  And so the serpent, picturing the first decanate of Libra, is represented with his fangs just before Corona Borealis - the Northern Crown - as if to strike.

Virgo in a natural birth-chart rules the house that governs not only work, but also illness and servitude, the most common afflictions of human life.  When the Sun is in this sign it is moving toward the Autumnal Equinox where days and nights are equal, and after crossing which the forces of death prevail and the nights become longer than the days.  The forces of Light are still triumphant while the Sun remains in any part of Virgo, but the closer the Sun draws to the next sign, Libra, the weaker becomes the power of Day, and the more is Night able to inflict its encroaching power of evil upon the solar waning strength.

The last decanate of Virgo, where the Sun may be found from September 13th to September 23rd, is the most appropriate place in all the zodiac to represent the afflictions to which man is heir, and his persecution at the hand of fate.  The writer of Revelation seems to have recognized this when he speaks of the pain accompanying birth, commencing the 12th chapter thus:  "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the Sun, and the Moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars."

This place of tribulation in the zodiac indicates the proper attitude toward misfortune, the spiritual lesson being how Job triumphed over his afflictions.  To indicate some object significant of high honors attained, a crown was used...throughout the ages shown as a reward for victory or as a mark of distinction...triumph over the afflictions symbolized.

The Sun each year dies on the Autumnal Cross of Libra, even as the Son of Man gave up His life on Calvary; or that preceding this far-reaching tragedy the gentle Nazarene was vilely persecuted and made to wear a crown of thorns, of similar purport to Corona Borealis placed by the ancients in the sky to mark the tribulations of the Sun before it temporarily succumbs each year to the forces of darkness.

The fruits of life, whether they be tares or wholesome grain, are harvested from experience.  What that harvest shall be is not determined by the nature of the experiences, but by the mental and emotional reaction toward them; for both the physical conditions attracted in the future, and the spiritual values garnered, are dependent upon the seeds of thought thus sown and tended in the finer form and heading into character.  In the final winnowing all except the golden grain of character is blown away as tares and chaff.

The illness that one sign brings is not the same as that indicated by another.  The loss attracted by one sign when it is discordant, is not the same type of loss which another sign brings when acting as an affliction.  Thus are there twelve different sets of difficulties attracted from without which man should understand.

To represent these, the crown used to picture the reward of character triumphing over tribulations was given twelve spikes of hard, unyielding iron; one spike for each type of affliction.  Such is the significance of Corona Borealis.

In the Book of Job many wise sayings relative to life and its problems can be found; and the story of the afflicted hero is replete with sage advice.  In one catastrophe after another, Job lost his property and his children, until he had nothing left.  But with the wisdom of those conversant with Spiritual Alchemy he maintained that these things were merely given to him to use so long as it served the Lord's good purpose.

Occult wisdom holds that the thing which is greatly feared will come upon the person who holds such feelings and thoughts.  In addition to the chemical reaction to the emotion of fear, to fear a thing is to hold its image vividly in the mind and to feed that image mental energy.  It thus creates a thought-form which has a certain power, acting from the four-dimensional plane, to attract into the life the thing thus thought about.

In his time of affliction Job's friends held forth the doctrine that man's lot in this world is determined by his morality, and that the Lord must be punishing him for grievous sins.  But Job held that even the afflictions he suffered were for some good purpose.

If individuals are undergoing training to fit them each for a different function in the cosmic organization, each will attract to him or herself just those experiences he or she needs to develop the required abilities.  Accomplishment of any kind implies the ability to overcome difficulties.  People who have never had hard problems to solve are unable to solve hard problems when suddenly presented.

Afflictions, therefore, as Job discerned, are not bestowed by heaven to punish man for sin, but to indicate that he has a lesson to learn.  When he has learned this lesson he will be able to triumph
over the affliction, as Job did in the end, for when we live the Life of the Spirit we must have fortitude in times of adversity.

Reference:  Spiritual Astrology by CC Zain

1 comment:

Mam said...

Love it! Hope I can remember it each time adversity comes. LOL