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Aries: The 1st Sign of the Zodiac
March 21st thru April 21st
Only in spring occurs that significant astronomical phenomenon which anciently was celebrated as the feast of the Passover. This festival, although called by different names in other lands, was not unique to the Jewish people.
"At its heart, it 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
If we are ever to have a different type of fortune in any department of life — health, finances, affection, honor, etc. — the compound of thought elements within the stellar cells affecting that department of life must be changed. And if we are to proceed intelligently toward making such changes in the psychoplasm and stellar structures of our astral bodies as will restore health or attain some particular type of fortune, we must first have detailed knowledge of the thought cause of the condition to be remedied or augmented.
The planets by their house positions in a birth chart map the family of thought elements that have been built into the astral body in association with each of the twelve distinct departments of life. They thus show what thought elements up to the moment of birth have been built into the stellar cells of the astral body in such a manner as to determine the kind of events and conditions that will be attracted into the life in each domain of its activities.
Each of the ten planets in the birth chart maps the chief structure in the astral body of one family of thought elements. The aspects between the planets reveal which thought elements have entered into combination, one with the other, in the formation of compounds, and how these compounds have been formed.
The planets are not responsible for the events and conditions attracted. It is easier for a child to be born when the streams of astral energy from the planets are such, as indicated by their positions in the sky, that they flow through—rather than crosswise of—the stellar cells and stellar structures of the child’s astral body. The child is born when the astral currents of his environment, as shown by the birth chart, correspond as closely as practicable, to the thought compounds and thought structures of his astral body.
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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.
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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The Brotherhood of Light Lessons and the Aquarian Age
A new spiritual dispensation is at hand, where the love and compassion of the Piscean Age are enhanced by the wisdom that comes from a deeper understanding of the Nature of Reality brought by the new Aquarian Age… and thus Religion is wed to Science. Our Brotherhood of Light lessons are the bridge that caries us into this New Age by combining the best of the Ancient Teachings with the wonders of our new discoveries. Nothing stays the same… we must all adapt to the flood of new information.
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 interpretation—astrology and the tarot—have 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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