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Introduction to Our 12 Zodiacal Deities
We live in a swirling sea of magnetic forces, smaller fields contained within even greater fields, expanding throughout infinity. As our understanding increases, a new picture of the universe emerges ~ one of vast cosmic interdependence and connectedness. From first cosmic dawning to the last electron's feeble light, the whole universe is a complex of coils within coils, spirals within spirals, magnetic fields within magnetic fields.
The stars are interconnected with each other, exchanging particles and gases constantly, all flowing along magnetic field lines which are the arteries of the galactic body. The galaxy's coiled field lines diverge into intergalactic space where they ultimately connect to other galaxies. Do these tendrils of energy act as the nervous system of the universe, relaying information from star to star, galaxy to galaxy, on and on? One can only wonder.
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Zodiacal Deities examines the conditioning effects upon humanity by the specialized and quite unique energies of the star groups comprising the zodiac. We hold these star groups to be conscious, living entities in whose greater bodies we reside.
Traditionally the zodiac is described as the imaginary path of the Sun through the heavens. This path "exists" only from our earth's perspective. If you were observing the path of our Sun from another planet or body in space our Sun would appear to "be traveling through" different constellations at different times of the year, to be on an entirely different path through the heavens. This path is largely an illusion but at the same time the 12 zodiacal constellations do exist as great beings, and the streams of energy which pass and repass, intermingle and interlock throughout space are by no means illusions. They express eternal cosmic relationships.
The science of astrology is a study of the interlocking forces of all the 12 constellations as they pour into and through all the kingdoms in nature, carrying with them also their own individual qualities as well as those of the seven rays, focussed through the sacred andnon-sacred planets of our solar system ~ the discovered and undiscovered planetary Lives. The vision of these powers and their many weaving lines, seen as rivers and streams of light, is given to the initiate from the mountaintop of Capricorn, once that summit is reached.
As the various energies and forces circulate throughout the etheric body of our solar system ~ itself a Great Being ~ their effects depend on the state of the planetary centers, and upon the point of unfoldment of the centres within the individual planets themselves. Those great zodiacal entities who qualify life as we know it imprint their frequencies or harmonic resonance on the various vehicles that comprise a human being.
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following material on Gemini is from "The Pilgrimage of
Gemini brings the process much closer to the physical plane of expression. Gemini creates the patterns which will emerge finally as visible forms. Gemini is the design-maker, the weaver of patterns of force and energy. It is the beginning of duality, of the separation in consciousness, of intercommunication between polarities. Gemini has been called The Way of Many Changes.
At this stage, the separate seekers for the Grail might be said to meet and separate again, as each creates his own path. The All consciousness of the Source, perhaps, begins to sense differences within itself. This emerging sense of difference represents the first cleavage in consciousness. Individuality, the separation of the unit from the Whole, of the spark from the Central Flame, is now sensed.
The long period of "interior thought and mystical longing; the training after the vision," the longing for knowledge, for experience, the "spasmodic attempts at self-discipline, at prayer and meditation, precede the determination for real and steady effort."
The tests of Aries and Taurus behind, the separated unit has to register in his or her brain-consciousness the fact that he or she is not only an expression of divinity or deity, but is also individual and unique and must now begin to differentiate between the two aspects of expression. The soul aspect makes its impact, but is not yet a reality in consciousness.
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Artwork: adapted from Urania's Mirror, London, c. 1825