Highlights ~ Spica

Plant the seed of truth and watch it grow
When it spreads its branches
Come with us and sit under the blossoms.
Your eyes will open to the secret of truth.

- Rumi

Highlights ~ Spica

In the northern hemisphere the recent Harvest Full Moon (1) coincides with the agricultural harvest of the late summer season. We see evidence of this in the grain held by Virgo the Virgin and represented by Spica, the brightest star in the constellation.

Considered in many ancient cultures as the wheat-bearing maiden, Virgo represents the nurturing mother, guarding the Christ principle within her pristine womb until in the "fullness of time" she can give birth to the Christ child.

The brightest star is Spica, which means “the ear of corn”. Christ was born in Bethlehem, which means “the house of bread”. We say, “Give us this day our daily bread”, manna, bread from heaven, or the bread and wine of the communion. Ever this symbology of bread runs through the Old and New Testaments, and today our great economic problem still remains to furnish bread, a symbol of food, to a hungry world: bread for the body and bread for those who hunger and thirst after righteousness. All this as part of the nurturing function of the mother of the world, who nourishes the form and also the Christ-consciousness latent in the form.
      - Alice A. Bailey, The Labours of Hercules p. 120-121

Esoterically, Virgo represents the Holy Grail, the epitome of our spiritual quest. Along this line, a higher interpretation of Spica is the light of spirit heralding the Divine womb itself. Virgo stands for the womb wherein God's plan is slowly matured and ~ with pain and discomfort through struggle and conflict ~ brought into manifestation at the end of the appointed time.

... the genius and uniqueness of Virgo is that it produces the form as well as stimulates the life within that form and, therefore, nourishes and energizes two lives simultaneously. It is a powerful dual energy, a potent expression of the ... soul of the world.
      - Alice A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology p. 470

As we consider the Seed of Spirit and today, exploring Spica, we may look to the womb of Virgo and ask what lies hidden there.

A recent scientific revelation of interest reveals a cosmic web of galaxies and identifies an newly named center Laniakea, Hawaiian for "immeasurable heaven."

The Milky Way galaxy is an outlier in an enormous, newly designated supercluster of galaxies dubbed Laniakea. The vast assemblage spans some 500 million light years across and contains the mass of one quadrillion suns. The Local Supercluster, centered in Virgo, is only a small part of the much larger Laniakea. - See more (emphasis added)

A gigantic pool over 500 light years wide, Laniakea is a dense center designated the Great Attractor.

The Milky Way galaxy, along with the Virgo cluster and some 100,000 other galaxies, is gravitationally sailing in the same gigantic cosmic pool, named Laniakea.

The Earth Logos shares the life of our Solar Logos, who ensouls the whole solar system. In turn the Solar Logos shares the life of a greater Logos whose “physical body” ... is one corner of the Milky Way Galaxy encompassing the star Sirius, the constellations of the Great Bear and the Pleiades, our solar system, and no doubt other star systems. Beyond that “cosmic Logos” there must be a succession of even greater Logoi, until we come to that Being—awesome and powerful beyond imagination—who ensouls the Supercluster Laniakea.
       - Christianity and Esoterocism Community

New Galactic Supercluster Map Shows Milky Way's 'Heavenly' Home
Space.com article ~ includes Nature.com video

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(1) The autumn equinox approaches on Monday, September 22, hence the closest full moon to it, this year on September 10, is designated the Harvest Full Moon.

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And, OH!  There's the dot of our Milky Way!