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Convention 2024 June 28th - 30th, Albuquerque NM

Harmonizing Your Life and Building Your Future

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“Love Lieth at the Foundation of Any Worthwhile Attainment”

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Astrological Insights from Spiritual Astrology...Robert Downey Jr.

The 2nd Decanate of Aries (Aries/Leo) — Eridanus, the River of Life

“The Fountain of Immortal Life Springs From Man's Emotional Nature; the Vibrations of Exalted Love Having a Rate Sufficiently Frequent to Affect Spiritual Substance and Build a Spiritual Body.”

Eridanus by John Flamsteed
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The second decanate of Aries (Aries/Leo) is pictured in the sky by ERIDANUS—the River of Life—flowing from the never-failing fountain of perpetual youth. In this decanate the severity of Mars is tempered by the Sun. Leo is the natural ruler of the house of love, so water, symbol of the emotions, bespeaks the affectional influence. Only through the affections, and only in the sacred precincts of love, does man quaff the coveted elixir that imparts eternal life. Those born under this section of the sky, through their inherent power to sway the minds of others, are born to lead rather than to serve. This decanate joins the heart with the head. The more this union is cultivated, the better; for the greatest lever for attainment obtainable by the natives of this decanate is a noble affection.

Downey's Sun and Venus are in this decanate of Aries and the 9th house of public declaration. Interestingly, a cursory internet search reveals his tasteful public displays of affection and admiration for his wife, Susan. In a recent Valentine's Day Instagram tribute, he declares, “To she who lovingly tolerates my many shenanigans, I pledge my undying love.”

In a 2009 interview with Harper's Bazaar, Susan described their relationship: “There was something magical there, something we couldn't put our finger on. He always says that we became this third thing when we got together—something that neither of us could have become by ourselves—and I think that's true.”

One of her descriptions of him characterizes the youthful characteristics of this decanate: “He's someone who has lived so much life yet has almost a Peter Pan kind of never-grow-up quality.”

He attributes the clear, firm boundaries she set and the behavior she models for inspiring him to choose two decades of sobriety.

Robert Downey Jr. Birth Chart
Chart generated by Horoscope Program: April 4, 1965, New York, NY.

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Aries: The 1st Sign of the Zodiac
March 21 thru April 21


Love is the Tree of Life, and its Fruit is Universal Brotherhood.”

The Eternal Tie That Binds

Aries Meditation

Around the world, Spring is the season for celebrating fertility, new life, and survival. Ramadan, Lent, Easter, and Vaisakhi, Purim, Naw Ruz, Vesak Day, Holi, and Passover mark some aspect of this celebratory period..

At its heart, this season is the story of passing over to the summer half of the year, from the dreary months of winter darkness and oppression. When we think of the privation endured by primitive people as their stored supplies became exhausted at the end of the season of snow and cold, we can have no surprise that they universally celebrated the passing of the Sun over the celestial equator from south to north, heralding the commencement of the growing period with its new supply of food and its relief from the icy blasts that make demands for special clothes and shelter.

”The Vernal Equinox, or 0 degrees Aries, was selected by ancient astronomers to mark this transition. Not only the timing represents the spirit of this season, but the constellated stories they told in the sky mark it as well. When the Sun has circled the zodiac and passed over the Vernal Equinox into Aries, a new year or Cycle of Life begins. To many ancient people this symbolized the transition from the physical world to the spiritual plane of life. If one has ever watched an old ram lead his flock, the use of the Ram to head the procession of constellations will call for no further explanation. Aries was given the Key phrase, I Am. Those born under this influence, more than other people, tend to view things from the standpoint of Individual survival and expression. They are pioneers who venture into new lands.”

The spiritual text is:

“There is no death! What seems so is transition:
This life of moral breath
Is but a suburb of the life Elysian
Whose portal we call death .

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Mental Alchemy...

Quotes from H.S.D. Starnaman's Prayers of Purpose.

Prayer for the Mars Energy of Aries

Harmonizing Mars’ Discordant Aggressive Urges

For use at times when strife, haste and waste of energy, harshness, temper or violence enter our life.

Constructive Aggressive Urges express as Initiative in the use of energies for constructive work and action, building up instead of tearing down.

“O Thou Eternal Spirit, in Whom I live, move, breathe and have my Being! Temper my aggressive activity with gentleness in all that I do and say. Direct my love into channels of care and protection for others. Let the chief interest of my life be constructive service to the weak and helpless.”

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Astro-Tarot Series:

Arcanum XIII: The Reaper

In Elbert Benjamine's classic series, he explains the astrological significance of the sign Aries and its relationship to Arcanum XIII, The Reaper tarot card.


Remember, then, son of earth, that terrestrial things are of short duration and that the highest powers are reaped as the grass of the field. If Arcanum XIII should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, the dissolution of thy organs will come sooner than thou expectest. But do not dread it; for death is but the parturition of another life. The universe reabsorbs without ceasing all which springs from her bosom that has not spiritualized itself. But the releasing of ourselves from material instincts by a free and voluntary adhesion of our souls to the laws of universal movement constitutes in us the creation of a second man, a celestial man, and begins our immortality.

The Reaper - Destruction & Renewal, Ascension, Transition

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Astrology of World Affairs
by Hermetician Dennis Sutton

ancient wisdom — modern science

Sharing knowledge of Hermetic astrology, the birth chart, astrodynes and global astrology

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Modern Physics Validates Brotherhood of Light Hermetic Teachings

What does the Holographic Theory of the Universe and Quantum Theory have to do with our Hermetic teachings?

In this article we will attempt to present aspects that pertain to the Hermetic Teachings of the Church of Light. We also encourage you to investigate these theories for yourself...

Modern Physics Validates Hermetic Teachings

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