A belief commonly prevails that December 25th, celebrated as Christmas, brings to a close the spiritual festival of the mid- winter solstitial season. This is not true. It only marks the beginning or the entrance upon a period of deep significance. That period is the twelve-day interval between Christmas and Twelfth Night, days which embrace the spiritual heart of the year to follow. These twelve days have been very aptly termed the year’s Holy of Holies.
This work is designed for serious students of the Christian Mysteries, to assist them in placing themselves in more complete attunement with the twelve zodiacal forces released upon the earth during this time.
Every one of the twelve Holy Days is under the direct supervision of one of the twelve zodiacal Hierarchies, each one of which projects over the planet a cosmic pattern of the world as it will be when the combined work of the Hierarchies has been completed. Also, the twelve Disciples are correlated with these twelve Holy Days, as are the twelve spiritual centers through which the twelve forces operate in man’s body-temple.
Every earnest student will, therefore, make use of this sacred period for visualizing the perfected work of the Hierarchies, in meditation upon the life and work of the Disciples, and in directing the spiritual radiations from the Hierarchies through the inner centers in his body to which they are attuned. If he is faithful and persists year after year in this high endeavor, he cannot fail to receive compensation in the form of great spiritual unfoldment.
From the time of the Winter Solstice when the Christ light enters the heart of earth, the planet is swept by powerful solstitial radiations which continue, though somewhat abated, through- out the twelve Holy Days. Many and wondrous are the inner plane activities during this time. The early Christian Church concluded its esoteric ministry on the mystical Twelfth Night with the Rite of Baptism, one of its highest Initiations. Modern neophytes who have earned illumination know that it is then possible to enter into communion with divine Beings and the Lord of Light. It was such an experience that inspired St. John’s Gospel, frequently designated the “Gospel of Love.”
In the outer darkness of the present historical era man has largely lost contact with the Christ light and these days of spirit- renewing. By the travail of Soul through which he is now passing, he is destined to find them again and to make them a vital part of his daily life and his yearly consecration. May this work serve him to that end.
This information is taken from the work of Corinne Heline, New Age Bible Interpretation, Vol. VII Mystery of the Christos: The Twelve Holy Days. ISBN 0-933963-07-6
The Zodiacal Hierarchy of Aries
On December 26th dedication is made to the Hierarchy of Aries, the Hierarchy which sets the cosmic pattern for life during the month that the Sun is transiting the sign Aries. From March 20th to April 21st Aries holds the archetypal pattern of a perfected earth above the world. This is the new heaven and the new earth envisioned by St. John and recorded in his sublime Revelation.
According to all sacred calendars Aries introduces the solar New Year. Therefore it is termed the sign of resurrected consciousness. One who has attained this consciousness sees and knows only the divine in all persons, things, circumstances, conditions and events. Seeing the Godward side is the motif of dedication throughout the the Aries period.
The Disciple correlated with Aries is James, brother of John. He was the first to answer the call of discipleship and the first to walk the path of martyrdom, a true spiritual pioneer. During the month of Aries an aspirant should study the life of James and endeavor to emulate his virtues.
The body center related to Aries is the head, and the Hierarchy projects the pattern of the human head in all its divine and wondrous perfection. A student is urged to visualize the head with its spiritual organs awakened and illumined, and all its functions in full maturity.
The biblical seed thought for meditation on both December 26 and during the solar month of April (March 20th to April 21st) is the quotation:
Behold, I make all things new. ~Revalations 21:5
Aspirants are admonished to meditate upon the inner meanings of the above passage while the vibratory rhythms of Aries are permeating the earth.
I was born under the sign of Aries.
I accept all its powers, potentials, and gifts.
I am the Pioneer of the Zodiac.
I accept my energy and ability
to launch new actions
for the betterment and benefit of myself
or for others
in whatever capacity I choose
The key for tapping into my deepest resources
is the ever-increasing acceptance of myself,
of who I am now
and what I wish to become.
I can see, hear and feel myself in action,
day by day, month by month,
constantly moving toward the perfection
of my talents,
deeply integrating all my aspects
by trusting myself,
refining what I already have
continued use of my unique gifts.
I accept fully my ability to take the initiative
to reach out to life
and to embrace it with hope and courage.
I accept fully my ability to overcome inertia
and spark the flame
of enthusiasm in others.
I accept fully my decisiveness, knowing
that my decisions can be
an intuitive grasp of the total situation.
I accept deeply my electric energy,
physically, emotionally, and mentally;
I direct my energies
into those channels that are
most fulfilling for myself and others.
I have the stamina and strength
to overcome obstacles and manifest dreams.
I sow seeds in fertile ground
which others many successfully cultivate.
I am eager and ambitious to accomplish
worthwhile goals for myself and others.
I am like a sprout shooting out
grounded in spring.
I am ever ready to rise up to new and
more adventurous challenges.
I accept and launch effectively
new and better ways of doing things.
I am the trailblazer,
and I look before I leap.
I take advantage of worthwhile opportunities
and my observation is razor sharp;
I am perceptive.
I express myself frankly, yet with kindness.
I have the ability to initiate projects
and carry them through to completion
or until they can be handed over to others.
I can accomplish much by tuning into
and expressively effectively
my surges of energy.
When fresh, new beginnings are called for,
I am called, chosen.
And my intuition can give me the right direction.
I forge ahead,
I am creative and vital,
courageous and generous.
I can bring into manifestation
what I already am in essence;
the new life of hope.
I love myself and trust myself,
I love my life with spirit and enthusiasm,
right action, and joy.
I can change my destiny
Now I choose to shape my future
in a balanced dance
between comfort and challenge
From the book: Changing Your Destiny: Dynamic New Astrological and Visualization Tools to Shape Your Future
By Mary Orser and Richard A. Zarro
By Darity Wesley
Surrender - The energies and directions for the month of December are evolving around surrender…surrender to trusting your intuition, surrender to follow your heart’s direction…surrender to putting one foot in front of the other in joy accepting what is there to greet you at each step…surrendering old thinking patterns, old resentments, old relationships, things, people, places and beliefs that no longer serve you…surrendering to the shift from duality to Oneness…and, as Solara says: surrender to the end and to the beginning…
Generally speaking, when the word “surrender” comes to mind, there is this surrender understanding that the word means “giving up.” “I surrender! I’m yours!” The connotation is “Just letting go.” While there is a time and a place for “Letting Go” – this is not it. The distinction may not seem relevant, but I’m given that it really is relevant. Letting go is pretty much releasing yourself to the energies, come what may. Surrender, on the other hand, and particularly as your spiritual practice for the month of December (while we undergo The Shift on the Winter Solstice) is all about consciously yielding to the influence of Spirit, your Guides, your Angels, your intuition. Surrender more now that you ever have before.
As we passed through the Valley of Change last month, the intensity of the chaos is mounting. It is important to surrender your energies this month to supporting and being part of birthing and bringing in the new reality. Whether you know it or not, I’m sure you feel the pull of this energy and it is phenomenal. There is so much collective consciousness focused on December 21, 2012 as the end of the Mayan Calendar and while there are folks who differ with that date as the end, it is indeed a turning point on this planet. It is also said that on December 21, 2012 at 11:11 p.m. Chitzen Itza, Mexico, the old male cycle ends. At that moment the Earth, the Sun and the Center of our galaxy are in a straight line and it will not happen again for 25,625 years. Drunvalo Melchizedek has a new book out called The Mayan Ouroboros. He says, “Spiritually know that the Heart of the Earth, the Heart of the Sun and the Heart of our Galaxy, as living beings, are intimately connected. Birth is inevitable. December 22, 2012, 12/22/2012, 2222. A new female cycle begins and a new humanity is born…”
Some of us have known about this Shift for a long time and have been working toward bringing in this new energy since the Harmonic Convergence in the late 1980s. The power and energies have been transitioning, actually transforming so much and now, finally, the birth time is now. December is the time to personally surrender, not give up but consciously yield to these energies…consciously allow yourself to be guided and directed within this evolutionary spiral.
This is just the beginning. It all shifts into high gear on the Winter Solstice. Spiritual leaders, astrologers, religious writers, indigenous people’s stories and foretelling for years have shared so much in preparation for these times and your part in it. You are present and aware of these events at this time due to your soul’s evolution, otherwise you would not even be reading this Oracle. As you move to join with others to create a community to re-create humanity and integrate Spirit into every facet of daily life, making it a walking, living, breathing meditation and at the same time move to recreate a caring, compassionate, peaceful world and bring light to those who hold sway over the old myths of scientific materialism, the military industrial complex, the non-human but powerful corporations and those humans who run the world, “dominating” our planet. It is time for us to take that back, to surrender our old beliefs, our old realities, our old ideas of the way things are and create the new world your spirit is directing you to embrace. Be the change you want to see, dis-identify with your form, dis-identify with your thought patterns of who you were, dis-identify from your ego and know you are that stillness, the witness behind all of that. Bring it forward, surrender, yield to your Soul’s direction.
This Oracle is here to encourage you, yet again, to step into your real true self, stop pretending to be something you are not and be wholly who you are. Make Mistakes, be human but surrender your old, broken down, old world personas and adopt a new, real, true, loving persona. Smile along your way, every day. Let the love from deep within you well up and connect at the heart level with others as you move along your path. Surrender to the love you have buried deep within yourself.
So, this month of December is a month to think about and integrate the ways you can surrender to following your Spirit without hesitation, the ways you can surrender your suffering, the ways you can surrender what you perceive as your purpose and reconsider what is more in line with your emerging self. There is still so much change afoot. Bring the power of Divine Love to support you and your loved ones, humanity itself, your planet, your Solar System, your Galaxy in this very dramatic and powerful transformation. In connecting with that energy, when using and relying on that Divine Love, you will incorporate the results into the True, Authentic you. In this state, you will continue to see to the depths and receive the immutable truths of life which will support you in your endeavors.
As always, the Oracle says to bring light and clarity to all that is going on with you by releasing as much resistance as possible to everything that is changing around you over this month. I constantly remind myself “Do Not Resist What Is.” By paying attention to these intense energies, you will find more comfort and support coming to you from your Spirit Guides, Totems and Angels which will, indeed, truly ground you further in the bonds of Divine Love that hold it all together, all the time no matter what so remember…love is all you need…it will propel you more and more into the expansion of who you really are!
Let your mantra for the month of December be: I AM further empowered by offering up that which is no longer who I am or who I want to be in the new reality…And So It Is!!!
Love from the Lotus World
Darity Wesley is the Founder and Chief Spiritual Revivalist at ReviveYourSpirit™ based in San Diego, California. You can contact her at Darity@ReviveYourSpirit.org. You can follow her on Twitter. @SpiritReviver. If you wish to subscribe to Darity’s ~The Daily Oracle~™, just send an email to Darity@ReviveYourSpirit.org, simply put “Subscribe” in the subject line. To learn more about Darity see her Bio page here on OM-Times Magazine If you are on Facebook, help promote Darity by clicking the “Like” button at www.Facebook.com/DarityWesley © 2012 The RYS Center All Rights Reserved.
Eclipses and Energy Shifts – Clearing Karma
by Liane Legey and Christopher Buck
Since the dawn of time, there are few astronomical phenomena that are as exciting to the human mind as an eclipse.
Traditionally, eclipses bear a bad reputation among the diverse fields of astrology and many times they are regarded as omens of calamity and disaster. Generally eclipses are seldom used in individual astrological readings because their occurrences, amplitude and radius of influence have more a broader planetary aspect. This augmented influence is because eclipses always happen in the proximity of one of the Lunar Nodes, adding a great amount of energy and influence to every lunar phase.
A Lunar Eclipse happens during the Full Moon when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned in Celestial Latitude and the Moon passes through the Earth’s shadow, making an interface between her and the sun. The term Solar Eclipse is technically a wrong one, because in truth it is a phenomenon where the Moon hides or occults the sun due to its interposition before the solar disc. The lunar nodes are the orbital nodes of the Moon, that is, the points where the orbit of the Moon crosses the ecliptic (which is the apparent path of the Sun across the heavens against the background stars).
Traditionally, the lunar nodes (The Nodal Axis) are known to be points where opportunities for grow and self-development present themselves. In Karmic astrology, the lunar nodes are seen as the connections or invisible threads between the Soul and its numerous past lives.
In a spiritual way, the south node represents the open door, the collection of past experiences and habits that make us feel good. The north node, its opposite, evokes the blockages and difficulties we must transcend in order to progress along the spiritual path.
We can read that basic information as a needles in a our cosmic compass and the indications where they are placed on our map can give us an indication of which areas in our lives we have to do the most work. The south node is our clear reference to the past of the ancient times, the gathering of attitudes, ideas, choices and fears that shaped the physiognomy of our souls in our previous selves, and ultimately the orbital point and the reason that made the soul decision to incarnate again.
The north node, on the other hand, is the key for your future lives, because it is through this point that we empower our souls to apply to new lessons, and at the same time helping us to get rid of old karmic debt, old sets of beliefs and repetitive thought patterns.
In working with the energies surges of an Eclipse, some caution should be observed, independently of the astrological House in which the eclipse is happening. Keep in mind that an eclipse is always a planetary cleansing process on a major scale, as well as an opportunity for a heavy duty Karma clearance on a personal level.
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