The energy of this long Easter weekend is predominately that of the Sun in Aries making a challenging square aspect to Pluto, the Lord of transfiguration, death and rebirth. If ever there was time a time to get in touch with how your ego (shadow side of the Sun) stifles your connection with your higher…
Looking at the Nativity through a similar lens, then in Mary we might sense the presence of Isis; in Joseph, we might see Osiris, the patriarch with the crooked staff. How about finding the luminous babe in the manger to be like Krishna?
The Christmas Star (Part IV)
In Venus, the evening star, may we also have found the ‘woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet’ as noted in Revelations 12:1-5?
The Christmas Star (Part III)
Indeed, Balaam’s mysterious reference to a ‘star’ and ‘scepter’ also fits to the appearance of a comet in the sense that at a key state of its apparition, a comet would look like a scepter.
The Christmas Star (Part II)
Interestingly, nowhere in the Bible does it specifically state that there were three Magi.
The Christmas Star (Part I)
The idea is that the Magi had long been waiting for the arrival of the king as prophesied by their ancestor.
A Day of Thanksgiving & the Pilgrim’s Pride
Jupiter most certainly can be taken to suggest the religious beliefs of these pilgrims with Pluto representing the Church of England which, after which many gyrations (Catholic/Protestant and back again), they found to be impossibly corrupt.
The Daemon of Carl Jung
In Plato’s Republic(The Myth of Ur), souls cue up to choose their next life and are assigned a daemon – an overseer for that life. In classic astrology, daemon could be determined using one’s natal chart and as the result, it was incumbent upon the individual to establish contact with (or invoke) his or her…
Finding the Lost Spirit of Christmas
Traditionally, Boxing Day was the day when those who ‘have’ gave something to those who ‘have not’ – like coins dropped in the special alms box at church or presents given to the servants. This might sound condescending to modern minds, but perhaps in earlier times the gesture was better received than we imagine. Now,…
Elizabethan Protestantism – every day life in the realm
The moderate Protestantism of Elizabeth I was a compromise not only between the Protestant and Catholic faiths but also between the various competing factions in the Protestant movement (i.e. Calvin vs. Luther and Zwingli). During her long reign, Elizabeth’s religious policy made life easier for some and harder for others but, overall, at least initially,…