Featured Sign – Libra

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Libra is an extraordinary Sign in that it is a Sign which evolves dramatically when we move from the traditional to the Esoteric Astrology. On the Zodiacal Wheel, it is the first Sign above the horizon line. The first 6 houses are below the line and the 7th house is our first step over the line, into the sky, the Higher Levels of Consciousness as it were. It is the equinox today, and the perfect Balance is between night and day, spring and fall, 1st 6 houses and the last 6 houses . . .

It is the first Sign which looks around and recognizes there are others in the world and that we might want to relate to those others in a new and committed way. Partnerships, such as portrayed in the lovely picture above become possibilities. So is the recognition of the fact that Laws hold not just our planet together, but all of Creation. Libra rules Laws and how we use them. The letter of the Law or the Spirit of the Law, which shall we obey? The Law of Balance and the Law of Attraction are just 2 of the Laws which provide the very foundations upon which our Spiritual lives can be built.

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Brenda Heim’s painting, “Wings” is indicative to me of what can happen once we have spiritual foundations and when the Law of Balance is obeyed. A bird – birds are associated with Libra – can’t fly until it has learned how to balance those fingers of feathers thrusting out from the sides of its body, attached to delicate, fragile, hollow bones. It needs a solid foundation on which to perch until it is stable enough to fly. Then, Balance becomes the Joy of Flight, the Attraction of touching the stars, the Moon and the Sun and soaring back to Earth again. Libra is the one Sign which has one leg well planted right on the horizon and the other poised to fly, to run, to join with others in the true joy of Life.

“God is Law. We enter the Divine through the consistency of Law. If you violate the laws of your body, you will die. Everything is law; that’s why God is in everything. I am governed by the nature of the Divine, by law. What is law? It is the Law of Balance. God is always going to try to bring you back to balance.” Carolyn Myss, Lecture on SoulFood

 

Featured Sign – Virgo

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Virgo is such an interesting Sign! We have come all the way around the Zodiacal Wheel and now, after the birth into Aries, recognition of Form in Taurus, the discovery of Mind, Family and Ego through Gemini, Cancer and Leo, we now recognize that actually, we are two; body and Soul. The germination of this Idea is something to be cared for, nurtured, protected. Here is the first sign where the relationship between matter and Spirit is approached.

Brenda Heim’s painting, above makes me think of embryos, seeds in various stages of growth, expanding cells and developing eyes, a lovely plethora of all that goes into growing a living Being. The painting itself nurtures the Viewer on one hand, yet gives the impression of Life roiling about in its rich soup of Initiated Creativity.

Everything begins as a Seed, be it form, idea or project. Peter Chinni’s series of The Seed bronze sculptures show an evolution from small and simple to larger and more complex, even as we grow spiritually.

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When we realize that inside of us is a spark of the Divine we realize that Mother Mary, also known as Virgin Mary, or Virgo is a symbol for us all. The Tibetan, who sent the New Astrology back into the minds of men through Alice Bailey said it well:

“It is said that from some aspects, Virgo is the oldest of the Zodiacal signs. Down through the ages, be it Lilith or Isis, Eve or the Virgin Mary, all portray the Mother of the World, but it is Mary who at length bears the Child in her arms.”