Sagittarius: The 9th Sign of the Zodiac
November 22 thru December 22
“I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.”
Choosing to See Clearly...
This covenant, or agreement, symbolized by the rainbow, promises a brighter future. For Stellarians, this brighter future is achieved by opening our eyes to the Divine laws that are revealed by studying the Book of Nature. The Hermetic Axiom, "As Above, So Below," promises consistency between what is observed in Nature and the Divine Plan. The natural, material world is not to be feared or ignored; it is a mirror or reflection of the inner, formative world to which we often struggle to find connection and personal meaning.
Sagittarians feel the urge to comprehend the world they live in by engaging in mental activity balanced with fresh air and exercise. Otherwise they burn up their vitality through intensity and may drift into morbid or depressed thinking. They live their best life when they have found work in life so interesting that it becomes a game in which success is the hazard.
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The 1st Decanate of Sagittarius — The Harp on Which the Angels PLay (Sagittarius/Sagittarius)
On Every Plane Harmony is Life and Discord is Death.
Keyword: DEVOTION. Oxford Languages defines Devotion as love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause.
Paraphrasing from Course X-1, Delineating the Horoscope
Those born under this influence, feel the deep need to be true to themselves, and are the most religious of all. Their religion need not be tinctured with orthodoxy, and is most often expressed through their kinship with Nature and their love and sympathy for all living creatures. They live best when they hear their own “inner voice” and feel a sense of mission in their life...in matters of spiritual progress or in mere worldly affairs, they must rely upon their own judgment, for when they take the advice of others they most signally fail.”
With her Sun in the DEVOTION decanate of Sagittarius, at an early age, Sarah Silverman appears to have had an inner urge or “calling” to make people laugh with her quirky, edgy sense of humor. Encouraged by her father, at the age of 17, she performed her first stand up routine for an audience in NYC—she was hooked. Unwaveringly devoted to her brand of comedy she fearlessly addresses social taboos and controversial subjects. As a result, she is raising the thoughts into mass consciousness for consideration — tempered with humor.
To illustrate this decanate, C. C. Zain references the biblical story of David who was able to soothe and coax King Saul out of his “troubled spirit” by tuning him into the music he played on his harp. Sarah’s harp is her comedy; her music is laughter. She's edgy enough that one can legitimately argue whether she is “troubling our spirits” or relieving us of our “troubled spirits.” Either way, she remains true to her Sagittarian nature of caring more for effectiveness than elegance, with the Sun and Mercury positioned in Sagittarius. It seems her life’s work is to raise into consciousness the hidden demons lurking beneath the surface of polite social norms. She has been quoted as saying, “I don't set out to offend or shock, but I also don't do anything to avoid it.”
For greater insight into the decanates of spiritual astrology, click here for “The Bow of Bright Promise” in Course VII or here for “The Last Eighteen Decanates Analyzed” in Course X-1.
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For use at times of poor judgment, over-optimism or personal conceit.
Constructive Religious Urges express as Benevolence, good will, and charity towards opinions of others.
O Thou Eternal Spirit, in Whom I live, move, breathe and have my Being! Bring to me the realization that my intellectual powers are meant for use. Let me appraise life fully and analyze completely, with sound judgment and good sense the experiences the environment brings to me. Inspire me to take pleasure in being an efficient thinking member of the Universal Order.
In this classic series, Elbert Benjamine explains the astrological significance of the sign Sagittarius and its relationship to Arcanum VII, The Conqueror tarot card...“Remember then, son of earth, that the empire of the world belongs to them who possess the sovereignty of spirit, that is to say, the light which makes clear the mysteries of life. If the Conqueror should appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, it signifies that in breaking through obstacles thou wilt crush thy enemies; and all thy wishes will be realized if thou attack the future with audacity, armed in the consciousness of thy right.”
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The Brotherhood of Light Lessons and the Aquarian Age
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Why Astrology and the Tarot are so important to understanding Traditional Knowledge
The word Kabala signifies traditional knowledge. It thus refers to the Oral Law, as handed down from antiquity; and embraces the occult traditions of all lands and all peoples. Often it is used merely as referring to the esoteric doctrines of the Jews; but in its broader sense it includes also the secret doctrine of other races. This secret doctrine, common to many lands, was jealously guarded from the profane, and was never permitted to pass into writing except in such ambiguous terms as to baffle the uninitiated as to its true purport. In this sense the sacred books of the world, including the Avesta, the Vedas and the Bible are largely kabalistical; for they set forth traditions that are capable of an inner, or esoteric, interpretation. In fact, there are usually several interpretations possible, each more inner version revealing a deeper truth to those who have advanced along the path far enough to comprehend it.
And this seems the proper place to point out that the unwritten kabala, like the written kabala, is set forth in symbolical language, with purposeful blinds and subterfuges to confuse the uninitiated; so that of the few who undoubtedly exist at the present day who have received it, most remain in as much ignorance of its true interpretation as the majority of students do after studying the more accessible written kabala. This unwritten kabala has been transmitted only through certain secret schools. Those receiving it well merit what is given to them. They are left to their own devices in the matter of interpretation. And because the real keys to its interpretationÃ³astrology and the tarotÃ³have been largely ignored, or distorted, they have floundered sadly in arriving at its meaning. Whether written or unwritten, the kabala is a philosophy correlated to esoteric astrology as exemplified by the tarot; and it can only be comprehended fully by those who perceive the true relation between astrological energies and their pictured tarot exemplification.
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The Brotherhood of Light lessons encourage us to study the Book of Nature...
Nature manifests through Diversity.
Diversity is the key to survival..mastering its many facets is the means by which we thrive.
Fear of the unknown and that which is different from self manifests throughout nature.
Through Cooperation we express the Will of Deity,
gain the freedom that results from transformation,
and achieve a sense of personal fulfillment, harmony, balance ... spirituality.