Enjoy this Lover's Moon alone or with a loved one!
Welcome to Satya Center’s Scorpio Solar Festival, Taurus Full Moon & Thanksgiving 2013 Cosmic Weather Forecast, brought to you by your Editors, Curtis Lang with Jane Sherry. You can read this newsletter online here.
Jane and I are busy night and day at our computers this month, while unremitting sunlight pours through our windows as we await the late start of a much-needed rainy season here in the San Francisco East Bay.
This year San Francisco received only 3.95 inches of rain since Jan. 1, the smallest amount of precipitation to date since record keeping began 164 years ago, according to the National Weather Service.
But no one here acts like they’re worried. California made a decision many years ago to rely on irrigation from major rivers and High Sierra reservoirs to supply the state with water.
Californians are expecting a wet winter, and good snowpack in the Sierras could provide enough irrigation water for next year.
For those of us who live here but grew up in the East or on the Gulf Coast, like Jane and me, it’s a little bit weird, painful and unnerving to be so dry.
After a difficult year in which Jane’s Dad died in Florida and my Dad has had repeated near-death experiences in his nursing home in Houston, we have started to catch up with work on our website.
We’ve put up over a hundred pages of material from the Marcel Vogel Archives. Curtis has done a lot of work to edit and update the first several chapters of the renowned IBM scientist and crystal healer’s unpublished book on crystal healing.
We’ve been gratified by the response from readers who are grateful to have access to this material for free on our website.
We are glad you’re enjoying the Vogel material.
As you can see from what we’ve done so far, there is a lot of editing to do on the book.
We also write this monthly Cosmic Weather Forecast along with other articles.
We are also updating the website and modernizing it and a new version will come out in a few months.
So it may be another month or two before we get more chapters of the Vogel Archives Material up on the site.
But we’ve been posting new products like crazy to replenish our online inventory which was depleted while we traveled to help our Elders and posted volumes of new free content for our readers.
We’ll be putting more treasures up on the website continuously throughout the sale.
We have a large selection of new Vogel Healing Wands, including 144 sided wands, 108 sided wands, small, portable and inexpensive wands, and some new designs from Brazilian Master Crystal Cutter Ray Pinto that feature the finest finish we’ve ever see on these beautiful Vogel wands. Many of these powerful professional energy tools are already online, and more will be posted over the next month.
We have also received a new shipment of Golden Lemurians and you’ll be seeing more of them online before the end of the year.
Everything in our store is on sale starting now through New Year’s Day 2014!
Use the coupon code JOY20 during checkout. You’ll also get FREE SHIPPING on all purchases of $95 or more delivered in the United States.
We want to express our tremendous gratitude to our customers around the world for their support, which enables us to provide the thousands of pages of free articles and e-books we are offering on our website!
We do this for you, and we can only do this because you support us!
Many many thanks during this Thanksgiving season from our house to yours!
For your holiday relaxation and edification we offer a couple of Thanksgiving articles.
Thanksgiving: History of Community & Conflict compares and contrasts the history of the Puritan English settlers of the New World with the ways of the Wampanoag Indian peoples who generously provided these first European Americans with food and expertise they needed to survive the harsh New England winters.
We also offer up A Thanksgiving Prayer from the Mohawk Nation, which Jane and I feel is one of the most beautiful prayers of any spiritual tradition we have encountered over the years.
May you and your family be blessed with abundance, grace and joy this Thanksgiving season!
Cosmic Weather Forecast
The Full Moon occurs Sunday, November 17, at 10:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time, or 7:16 AM West Coast time at 25° 26’ of Taurus, opposed by the Sun at 25° 26’ of Scorpio.
On the East Coast of the US, where we lived for many years, the lactofermentation of sauerkraut takes place at the time of the Scorpio Solar Festival and the Taurus Full Moon, a moment of alchemical transformation, when mysterious psychic forces begin to percolate through the psyche of every human being.
Read Lactofermentation, Putrefaction and Scorpionic Transformation where we explain the parallel processes of food alchemy you can perform in your own kitchen using simple, non-electrical tools, and the spiritual transformations recounted in Medieval tales of classical alchemical texts.
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 weekend Venus and Pluto form an exact conjunction in Capricorn, both trine the Taurus Full Moon. Mercury and Neptune both end a long retrograde and move forward together, in a harmonious trine formation. Jupiter in Cancer trines the Scorpio Sun this weekend and is sextile Mars in Virgo, expanding and intensifying the sexy Scorpionic vibes and casting the Scorpionic energies in their very best light.
Mars in Virgo trines the Moon in Taurus, turbo-charging the energy of this sensuous, highly emotional Full Moon weekend, and establishing a Virgo-esque set of boundaries and control on the expansive, exploratory, pleasure-seeking energy signature of this Full Moon.
The Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon is A Spanish Gallant Serenades His Beloved. I think you see the pattern here.
This Full Moon is a great time for a party, a great time to celebrate that which gives us pleasure and joy in life, and a great time to give thanks for the many positive experiences we all have enjoyed here in the material world.
If you are looking for love, want to experience more love in your life, or want to experience a transcendental love that will open your heart and transform your consciousness, this Full Moon is for you!
Go out on the town, seek the quiet of a high spot on a starry night for a Full Moon meditation, or plan a romantic evening for two. The Universe will support you in seeking joy and love in all the many flavors available this weekend.
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.
The 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.
This 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.
On 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.
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 heart’s opening has sparked a resolve to be a Source of love and light to others, in order to alleviate suffering.
Symbolically, the Tiphareth initiation transforms a caterpillar into a butterfly. The individual, who had been a greedy consumer of plant life in its little neighborhood, is reborn as a high-flying pollinator of plant life far and wide, an essential element of the web of life sustaining plants and animals, birds and insects alike.
The aspirant ascends from the Lunar realms, the astral realms, of Yesod, which lies beneath Tiphareth on the Tree of Life. Yesod is where the illusions of the egoistic personality and the rational mind generate the desires, goals and drives that preoccupy the individuals whose energy is centered in the third chakra.
Entering Tiphareth, the individual has experienced a shift from the energy of three dimensional reality to the energy of four dimensional reality. Yesod is the Third Sephira and Tiphareth is the Fourth, representing the third and fourth chakras, respectively, if you recall.
This is the Ascension Path that beckons most of humanity. Those of us who have been traveling the path of Spirit consciously this lifetime may not regard this initiation as the final goal – or even a personal goal for this lifetime, but nevertheless this is the primary goal that has been set for humanity as a whole in the 21st century.
For those of us who are Lightworkers, meditators and spiritual aspirants, it is essential to remain patient in the face of a global cultural breakdown – and to continue to facilitate this monumental shift in human consciousness.
Jane and I have been talking to a lot of people lately who are Lightworkers, meditators, spiritual practitioners of various faiths and lineages, and everyone is saying that they are being stretched way outside their comfort zones, have been for too long, and would like to hear that relief is in sight.
We would like to say that we think the Cardinal Cross aspects will only last a couple more years and then we will all feel great and be great.
We would like to say that the spiritual 5% of our population, so to speak, are being infused with Higher Consciousness and will soon Ascend to Higher Realms far beyond the realm of Tiphareth.
But Jane and I have long ago decided to live among humanity and be of service until we can all Ascend as One.
And we cannot say that we expect to be exempt from humanity’s global collective crisis, nor to experience the power that comes with achieving spiritual enlightenment, for our own benefit, in order to leave humanity’s problems behind us as we travel to Higher, more congenial worlds.
We cannot ignore the spiritual crisis that is affecting the vast majority of humanity, nor can we ignore the material crisis that is forcing the total restructuring of human social, political, economic and technological institutions simultaneously in the face of resource scarcity and potential environmental disasters that could trigger highly mechanized regional or even global warfare.
It is unlikely that these crises will soon be resolved and unlikely that humanity’s collective Tiphareth initiation will occur in the next couple of years, or even in the next couple of decades.
In the meantime, there will be ample opportunities, even golden opportunities, for all of us to be of service to struggling humanity.
We will have to do more to support one another and help one another to find the inner courage, strength and determination to continue along the path of Spirit, during what will undoubtedly be a long and winding road into the New Age.
Rather than seeking to isolate ourselves from the world and from the conflicts everywhere around us, let us seek to develop the Ascension Qualities of Compassion, Love and Mercy for suffering humanity and ask to be given golden opportunities to be of maximum service in the world during this extremely important collective initiation of all humanity.
This Full Moon, let us connect with the strength and endurance of the Taurean Bull and the integrity and disciplined warrior skills of the Scorpion, for we will need these qualities if we are to successfully navigate the currently somewhat obscure and somewhat frightening path before us that we must take to reach our ultimate goals.
Jane and I pray that you receive the grace and guidance you need to fulfill your most lofty and cherished spiritual goals, and that you will welcome love, joy and abundance into your homes this Thanksgiving!
Meditation Moment: Cast All Your Votes For Dancing
“I know the voice of depression
Still calls to you.
I know those habits that can ruin your life
Still send their invitations.
But you are with the Friend now
And look so much stronger.
You can stay that way
And even bloom!
Keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From your prayers and work and music
And from your companions' beautiful laughter.
Keep squeezing drops of the Sun
From the sacred hands and glance of your Beloved
And, my dear,
From the most insignificant movements
Of your own holy body.
Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins
That may buy you just a moment of p