Lovers Full Moon

It is up to us who are aware of the Truth of humanity’s current situation to dream the big, healing dreams that can motivate us to transform our lives, heal our relationships, and participate in the regeneration of human civilization in the 21st Century.

Welcome to the October 27, 2015 Full Moon in Taurus, Scorpio Solar Festival edition of the Satya Center Cosmic Weather Forecast. To read this newsletter online complete with pictures, just click here.

Full Moon Eclipse in Taurus, Scorpio Solar Festival 2015

Warm greetings from your co-Editors, Curtis Lang and Jane Sherry.

This is another warm sunny month in the East San Francisco Bay area, although our neighbors in Southern California have been getting torrential rains, flash floods and mudslides, depicted in stunning pictures on the TV and Internet.

Jane and I are packing boxes night and day, preparing for a huge change in our lives. We are moving Satya Center from California to Boca Raton, Florida this December, and the deadline is not far away.

We will be closing the online store in a few weeks, so we can pack up the inventory, so if you want to do Christmas shopping with us, we ask that you visit the online store in the next few weeks. We have a 15% off sale storewide, with additional reductions on some of our popular Vogel crystal healing wands.

Full Moon Eclipse in Taurus, Scorpio Solar Festival 2015

Jane and I are excited about our move. We will be mere minutes from beautiful beaches, and only five minutes from Jane’s 92 year old Mom who is really excited we are moving close by.

We closed on our new home only days after the Full Aries Blood Moon Eclipse last month, as the Grand Earth Trine perfected. With the Moon in sensual Taurus, Jupiter in impeccable Virgo and Pluto in aspirational Capricorn, the chart for our home, the new Satya Center, points to a grounded yet elevated energy, tuned to the vibration of the Divine Lovers, and ideal for group practices.

Our new home is going to be a perfect place for Reiki workshops, crystal workshops and gatherings of family and friends. We look forward to seeing you there.

Full Moon Eclipse in Taurus, Scorpio Solar Festival 2015

We will be announcing a schedule for events at the new home of Satya Center early in 2016, when we have unpacked.

You can continue to reach us by email as usual during the move, and if you want to reserve something on our site during the Christmas holidays while we are closed, just email us and we will set it aside for you.

October - November Taurus Full Moon, Sun in Scorpio 2015 Cosmic Weather Forecast

This month, the stars align in favor of the bold, the optimistic and the lovers amongst us, and the pictograms in the night sky remind us that fear and insecurity are our biggest enemies during this time of total global transformation.

On Tuesday October 27th at 5:05 am Pacific Time, or 8:05 am Eastern Time, we celebrate the Taurus Full Moon and the Scorpio Solar Festival. The Moon will be at 3° Taurus, and the Sun will be at 3° Scorpio.

A triple conjunction of Venus, Mars and Jupiter in Virgo suggests the potential for impeccable love relations, precise application of tremendous power, and well-grounded visionary experiences that could spark us to initiate highly constructive life-changing adventures and to embark on exceptionally well-provisioned magical mystery tours that will forever alter our lives.

The Love Was the Food by Jane SherryVenus, Mars and Jupiter are all trine Pluto in Capricorn, which conveys a massive stream of Universal Life Force energy to planet Earth, quickening our energy bodies, and increasing the flow of prana, or chi, through the mind-body-aura. This is an aspect that promises good fortune in all our most ambitious undertakings, and an aspect that asks us to believe in our most expansive dreams with love in hearts and to welcome Divine wisdom into our minds. In this way we can indeed make those dreams come true.

The Full Moon is sextile Neptune in Pisces, imparting a rare, ethereal, numinous quality to everything it lights upon. This Full Moon is ideal for meditation and for all spiritual practices, especially those designed to stimulate feelings loving kindness and acts of compassion, for these are indeed well-aspected.

The Sun in Scorpio is trine Neptune, which provides a feeling of deep protection to all our loftiest spiritual journeying, and offers us a window in time where we can choose the path that will lead us to the place our dreams come true.

Saturn in Sagittarius is square Neptune in Pisces, creating a kind of ground fog of angst, anxiety, fear and general unease, however. Perhaps we all have fears that even in our most fortunate and enlightened moments everything good in our lives is really too good to be true. That is the kind of fear this aspect represents.

This fly-in-the-ointment aspect is a major cosmic weather-maker for the rest of the year and well into next year. It is up to us to rise above this ground fog of fear in our own minds, by centering consciousness in the Higher Mind, and discounting the persistent emotional pessimism centered in the lower astral body.

We can see the tension between grand dreams and formless fears in world affairs, playing out all around us.

Tectonic shifts are occurring in the foundations of our lives as we scan the starry skies for signs that can guide us forward through the rapidly changing landscape of our world. In the wake of the Grand Cardinal Cross, our world is in upheaval.

The globe-spanning institutions and social systems that shape human civilization are being stressed to the max as they attempt to cope with climate change, political polarization, religious wars and a spooky financial fragility that continues to enrich the .01% at the expense of the 99%.

Full Moon Eclipse in Taurus, Scorpio Solar Festival 2015

We have passed over from the predictable reliability of political, financial and social systems that worked well enough during the Twentieth Century’s age of cheap hydro-carbons and stable climate to a new normal featuring systemic instability, increasingly naked conflict, confusion and social upheaval.

Old maps are no longer reliable in this new world, and new maps must be created through a painstaking process of discovery, reflection and creation so that we may navigate safely through the maze of decision points, conflict zones and areas of eco-turbulence that constitutes our collective future.

Each of us, and all of humanity, is now embarked on a journey of adventure to map strange new seas of thought previously unknown, to discover new ways of being, living and co-operating in the world, and to engage in the arduous process of healing our eco-system, our society, our family, and indeed our own souls as part of this process of discovery.

The stakes are high indeed. Will human civilization transcend the contradictions of our current rational materialist fossil fuel based consumer culture of predators and prey? Or will we, like the Mayans, the Anasazi, and others before us, fall into a deep dark Age that could plunge the entire globe into a mass human die-off event?

Human choice and human will forces will be the deciding factor in the outcome of this high-stakes journey of discovery that lies before us. There is no reason to expect an Avatar to appear to save us, or to imagine that beings in starships may suddenly appear to lift us up to a higher level of consciousness.

The solutions to our problems lie not in the stars, but in ourselves.

Humanity has the collective energy, willpower, imagination, and social intelligence to solve the world-spanning problems we have created for ourselves as we forged the Earth’s first truly global civilization during the last 100 years.

Each of us has a connection to the Divine Source of Universal Life Force Energy. Each of us has a connection to the Source of Loving Wisdom that manifests as Universal evolution and Divine Vision, a truly Cosmic Consciousness.

This Full Moon is the time to meditate upon humanity’s Divine qualities and on the Divine qualities we most admire and that we most desire to manifest in our own lives. For what we meditate upon, that also we shall become!

The Full Moon in Taurus is traditionally a lovers’ moon, perfect for romance, which combines the emotional, sexy watery nature of Scorpio with the earthy sensuality of Taurus.

The Moon, associated with romance, is said to be exalted in the sign of Taurus, which means that at this time positive Lunar qualities manifest in their highest and most beneficial forms, and any deleterious effects from negative Lunar qualities tend to be minimized.

This month, it’s all green lights on the Full Moon Dashboard. The Sabian Symbol for 3° Taurus is Natural Steps Up to a Lawn Blooming with Clover.

So relax. This Full Moon your spiritual practice is a walk in the park. Barefoot. A walking meditation centered on gratitude will attune us to abundance templates in the collective consciousness and we will resonate with the frequencies of good fortune, hope and joy. Just remember that you can’t get to the clover if you don’t climb the steps.

At the end of the month we celebrate a yearly milestone called Halloween, known as Samhain in the Celtic and pagan traditions. Samhain is one of the high & holy cross quarter days marking the seasonal turning points in our earth's journey around the sun.

Samhain is the point in the year between the Autumnal Equinox and the Winter Solstice and is an excellent occasion to honor the young and the old. Samhain is the Celtic New Year festival, a time of endings and beginnings. At this sacred time of transition, the most powerful, numinous twilight of the year marks the opening of a portal between the earthly and spiritual worlds.

Full Moon Eclipse in Taurus, Scorpio Solar Festival 2015

Pagan, earth-centered religions see the Divine manifest in Nature and all of Creation, believe in the concept of immanence (the Goddess/God within), believe in the spirit which resides in all things seen and unseen and in unending cycles of birth, growth, death and renewal.

The Divine lives within the natural world. This Full Moon week let’s listen for the voice of the Divine carried on the wind, in the water, in the fire, and deep within the earth. This Samhain month let’s keep our eyes open for messages written in the great holy book of nature, visible in her sacred geometries, her seasonal cycles, and the transformations of all beings during the turning points of their yearly lifecycles.

Discover more about the spiritual significance of Halloween in our article Happy Halloween, Samhain and Diwali.

Sun in Scorpio brings the world the energy of inner transformation based upon transpersonal relationships that take us out of ourselves and connect us to the larger web of life around us. This can be an emotional/mystical/astral experience of the transpersonal consciousness, the ego-transcendence that arises from the fulfillment of a sexual relationship so intense it dissolves the boundaries between the lovers, or even the ultimate ego transcending experience of physical death itself.

The Sabian Symbol for 3° Scorpio is A Youth Carries A Lighted Candle In A Devotional Ritual.

Here we have an exact description of the symbolism that is enacted by hundreds of millions of devout Hindus and billions of Christians during the festivals of Diwali and Christmas, which celebrate the triumph of the return of the light, after a season of darkness.

Now is the time to light our candles by recharging our spiritual practices, and becoming increasingly conscious of the spiritual realities that lie beneath the surface appearances of the things, places and people we see around us.

Let us take some time this week to recharge our inner batteries by connecting with the transcendent, loving, transpersonal, alchemical energies of this Scorpio Solar Festival in celebration in whatever way we can.

You may want to meditate deeply, and connect with the web of life that sustains us all, and with the Universal Mind that informs every manifestation of this creation.

You may want to connect physically, emotionally and spiritually with a deeply loved significant other.

You may want simply to open your heart in a loving relationship as ephemeral as the moonbeams.

And you may want to connect in your kitchen with family and neighbors to perform a communal seasonally Scorpionic alchemical experiment that Jane and I have always loved – making sauerkraut!!

Full Moon Eclipse in Taurus, Scorpio Solar Festival 2015

Read Lactofermentation, Putrefaction and Scorpionic Transformation where we explain the various processes of food alchemy you can initiate in your own kitchen using simple, non-electrical tools, and the parallels between preparing kraut and the spiritual transformations recounted in classical Medieval alchemical texts. See how to make sauerkraut by the expert and nutrtionist, our dear friend Betsy Cashen here.

Full Moon in Taurus – The Qabalistic Connection

In the Western Qabalistic System of Wisdom Teachings recorded in the various forms of Tarot cards published since the Renaissance, the Moon in Taurus is associated with the six of disks, which is called Success.

The Qabalistic Tarot displays Ancient Wisdom Teachings in graphic, symbolic forms that depict the macrocosm and the microcosm simultaneously. Each card has two meanings corresponding to aspects of the microcosm (the human being) and the macrocosm (the Universe).

That which is above is equivalent to that which is below. That which is within is equivalent to that which is without.

There are 78 cards in the Tarot deck.

All the 22 Trump cards of the Tarot correspond to paths from place to place on the cosmological diagram known as the Tree of Life.

These 10 places correspond to the 10 small cards in the Tarot deck, called Sephira. There are four suits, so there are 40 small cards.

There are 16 court cards depicting 16 major human personality types with astrological significance.

This adds up to 78 cards altogether.

The Tarot Deck depicts the Tree of Life, which includes the Trumps, or paths, the Sephira, and the court cards.

Tree of Life in Beeswax by Jane SherryThe Tree of Life symbolizes important places in the Universe; a map of the human mind, body and aura; states of consciousness within the human mind; stages along the path of life; archetypes of the collective consciousness; steps along the path to spiritual enlightenment; and energy states of varying frequency from lowest to highest.

The sixes are associated with Tiphareth, a very special spot on the Qabalistic map of the Universe called the Tree of Life.

On the material level the six of disks is associated with quantifiable, substantial material gain; a lifestyle of sensuous opulence; romantic love; and sexual prowess.

For alchemists and practitioners of the Western Mystery School Traditions of Ceremonial Magic, the six of disks has a very special secret significance.

The six of disks represents the grounding of the energy of Tiphareth, symbolized by the Star of David -- the Union of Heaven and Earth, the alchemical union or royal marriage of Universal Male and Cosmic Female energies experienced by a man and a woman in sexual union whose hearts are in tune and resonating to the energy of the Divine.

The six of disks represents the highest form of sexual magic. The partners transcend their egoistic personalities through their fusion in love and in offering up their love to the Divine for the benefit of humanity come in contact with the Source of Universal Life Force Energy, then channel that energy through their bodies and out into their environment.

The Lovers by Jane SherryThis is a Western Mystery School variant of ancient Tantric practices which channel sexual energy up the spine through the power of the will by blocking orgasmic release through mental concentration.

In this modern variant of sexual magic, a couple dedicates their loving energy to the nourishment of favorite Deities, Angels, Guides and Teachers in Higher Realms up to and including the Divine Source.

The couple links hearts as they reach the plateau stage of sexual arousal, and sets their intention to send the energy up into their crowns and to radiate out through the crown and heart into Higher Spiritual Realms and into the material world.

This is a true love-offering to the entire Web of Life inhabiting all the planes of existence.

Spiritual beings who inhabit high-frequency realms of subtle energy obtain nourishment from human emotions, which exude a subtle energy that is equivalent to perfume in those realms.

This is why Spiritual Teachers tell students they should never become attached to their negative emotions and thought-forms. Students must learn to minimize those negatives as much as possible so as not to attract subtle energy beings who feed on human negativity.

This is why we seek to cultivate positive emotions and thought-forms, which we offer up to the Divine during our spiritual practices, prayers, rituals, meditations and affirmations, and yes, in our love making.

In this case, as the two lovers unite the energies from their opening hearts during sexual union, they experience a fusion that takes consciousness beyond the boundaries of the egoistic personality, and their combined energy resonates with the extremely elevated energy frequency associated with the Divine Lovers, uniting the earthly and heavenly energy streams.

The energy released into both material and subtle energy realms by the act of love and sexual union, which consciously unites male and female, above and below, ascends into subtle realms where it is received as an offering and a banquet by Benevolent Beings of Light.

The act of love, performed as a conscious act of spiritual practice and a conscious offering to the Divine, can be a powerful magical act that activates the tremendous power of sexuality in the service of the spiritual evolution of humanity as well as one’s own personal spiritual evolution.

Imagine the heart of one of these lovers as a rose within a cross, symbolizing the human body and material existence, and imagine a rosy glow around the rose.

This is the image of the six of disks in the Crowley Tarot deck, and is a beautiful symbolic rendering of the moment of the opening of the compassionate heart and the awakening of loving wisdom.

This is the manifestation of Tiphareth in the material world, a reflection of the Love Divine that exists undiluted, in its Quintessence, among the Solar Deities inhabiting that exalted sphere of being.

This Full Moon reflect upon this image and you will sense the perfume of romance and the magic of love in the air.

Spiral from Venus Unbound by Jane SherryOn the spiritual level, Tiphareth corresponds to the heart chakra, the fourth chakra in the human body, and also symbolizes the Sun, which is the source of life-giving light and heat in our Solar System.  

On a spiritual level, the six of disks unites the energy of the number six, associated with Tiphareth and the energy of the suit of disks, which refer to slow energy, manifesting as the material world, matter, and material success.

Tiphareth also symbolizes the subtle energies of the Spiritual Sun, the home of Solar Deities who manifest in human form such as Ram and Christ.

Thus the six of disks represents the action of the heart in the material world. We can study what that looks like by studying the lives of Ram and Christ -- and Buddha.

Tiphareth is the Union of the Heavenly and the Earthly realms, the infusion of the Holy Spirit into material reality, and into humanity, and is represented by the six-pointed Star of David.

Tiphareth is the creative impulse of the highest male form of Deity manifest in the material world – Christ consciousness in a human body, actively at work in the world to bring about the Kingdom of God on Earth.

Tiphareth is the home of the awakened heart, the place where Buddha-nature manifests itself as compassionate, selfless loving service to the Life principle.

Tiphareth is that harmony of expression which reflects the harmonious impression of thoughts and impulses emanating from the Higher Mind, Higher Self and Higher Purpose. Tiphareth is intuitive action informed by a compassionate heart.

Tiphareth: Goal of the 21st Century Ascension Path for Struggling Humanity

In the life of the individual human being, Tiphareth represents a primary spiritual goal for billions of people incarnating on Earth right now.

The vast majority of individuals currently incarnating on planet Earth focus their energy in the lower three chakras, which govern basic survival goals and needs; sexual and reproductive activities; and the expression of personal power and personal desires.

In general, they have not experienced the spiritual initiation that is represented by the attainment of that level of consciousness symbolized by Tiphareth.

The difficulties humanity encounters today, such as environmental degradation, warfare, political and economic exploitation, and religious and racial sectarianism, are the fruits of a collective life that is structured by the energy signature, the drives, the desires, the fears, the aggressions, and the views of the lower three chakras of the human constitution.

In terms of the Tree of Life, most of humanity lives in the Sphere of Yesod, known as the Lunar sphere of astral glamours. Yesod exists between the realm of the material Universe, called Malkuth, and Tiphareth.

We can easily see the energies of Yesod, manifesting the negative qualities of the lower chakras in the world around us, manifesting as excessive consumption, compulsive narcissism, sociopathic celebrity culture, militaristic and sadistic culture heroes, excessive individualism, separatism, and a general acceptance of the deeply twisted notion that the natural state of humanity is the war of all against all.

Billions of our fellow human beings are experiencing a big wake-up call from the Universe, challenging their belief systems, re-arranging their self-image, and shocking them to the core of their being.

This is preparation for the Ascension Path.

When the contradictions of living in the lower astral realms of egoistic illusion create a reality painful enough to encourage self-generated change and a genuine desire for total personal transformation, the movement from Yesod to Tiphareth can begin, for the individual and for the collective consciousness of humanity.

The Path on the Tree of Life leading from Yesod to Tiphareth is called Temperance or Art.

What will the Tiphareth initiation look like? What will the Ascension Path of Temperance leading from Yesod to Tiphareth look and feel like to aspirants setting out on this important initiation?

Well, something like this.

Full Moon Eclipse in Taurus, Scorpio Solar Festival 2015 In this card, an angel is imaged, balancing two cups with water flowing between them, or overshadowing lesser figures of the Divine Lovers in the background. This angel is the Higher Self, and represents new life, a life lived in accordance with the dictates of the Higher Self. 

This new life is ordered and structured through the overcoming of the negative personality traits exemplified by the lower chakras, and thus is called Temperance.

Purity of thought, word and deed is of paramount importance for those who tread this Ascension path leading from the astral Lunar Realm of Yesod to the Solar Realm of Tiphareth.

The angel represents the aspirant’s Holy Guardian Angel who takes on a more active role as soon as the aspirant makes a conscious decision to enter onto this path of spiritual evolution. This means that additional guidance, grace and support are made available to the aspirant on this path.

In addition, the Holy Guardian Angel will communicate energetically with the aspirant in a variety of ways, to re-inforce new positive habits and to provide the aspirant with negative feedback whenever old habits, negative emotional states, and outworn thoughtforms and relationship scripts predominate in the aspirant’s life.

It is almost as if the Holy Guardian Angel has a small, powerful cattle prod with which to help the aspirant more clearly perceive the negative effects of bad habits, negative emotions and other negatives associated with the lower astral realms of illusion and egocentric personality traits.

It is not uncommon for aspirants to experience this as allergic reactions to food, pollutants and even emotions and people! These “allergic” reactions can be eliminated by eliminating bad habits and negative people and situations from our lives, as aspirants on this path soon learn for themselves.

Once the aspirant makes the effort to uproot the negative habits ingrained in the egoistic personality, grace and guidance flood in from the cup held by the Holy Guardian Angel. 

Suddenly the aspirant discovers a new, vast creativity operating through him or through her, leading and directing the aspirant’s life in new directions. Through a series of miraculous synchronicities and felicitous encounters, this powerful force elicits flashes of loving wisdom, triggers acts of compassionate service, and fosters a continuous consciousness of the Unity that underlies the apparent dualities of material creation in this Universe.

This is the true spiritual marriage of the Higher Self with the egoistic personality, and once this stage of spiritual progress is achieved, the illusory dualities of male and female, love and hate, life and death are overcome. For one who has achieved this spiritual initiation, it is possible to enter into love relations with another human being based solely upon spiritual partnership, and from that spiritual partnership vast energies of love and light radiate forth, illuminating material and spiritual realities simultaneously, extending unto the utmost periphery of the Universal Wheel, and working to harmonize all that exists within that Wheel of Cosmic existence.

For the spiritual aspirant this stage of development represents the flowering of the Higher Purpose which the soul most desires for this incarnation, and the unfolding of a series of interactions that will restore equilibrium to all those unbalanced relations that constitute our bank of karmic debt from time immemorial stretching through the present to the ever-receding horizon line of the future with all its possibilities.

Art or Temperance represents the infusion of spiritual energies of love and light into the material world, and their expression in acts of creativity, compassion and service that unify matter and spirit and bring to fruition the evolution of human consciousness in Self-directed acknowledgement of our true, angelic nature. 

In this initiation, the aspirant transcends rational humanity even as rational humanity transcended the existence of the Ape, and becomes primarily a spiritual creature living simultaneously in the two worlds, harmonizing them both through every thought, word and deed.

This initiation climaxes with a very profound set of experiences that transform the aspirant completely at every level of being. For the first time, the aspirant has a clear view of the nature of the material Universe, and its relationship to the subtle energies and higher frequencies of Higher Worlds.

The aspirant experiences an awakening to the Universal nature of cosmic sorrow that accompanies a deep and abiding vision of the impermanence of forms and beings in this material reality.

The opening of the heart follows this sorrow and this awakening, and a further outpouring of love and light from Source is experienced when the hea

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