Welcome to the Full Moon in Virgo which waxed at 1:05 pm EST today. The Moon which represents our sense of feeling as a product of our identification and how we react emotionally, the rhythms of our daily lives and our sensory impressions from our environment. Virgo represents adaptability and the ease of day to day life. She is analytical, practical and well ordered..willling to help others. She sees the trees but not necessarily the forest. In the 3rd house, the Moon is most concerned with forms of communication, making contact with our environment, our thoughts, ideas, everything which results from words and concepts, and the people with which we make our first contact in life.
Aspects to this Full Moon, of course include the Opposition with the Sun, and the trine with Pluto.
The Sun, sitting directly opposite in Pisces in the 9th house, represents our sense of individuality, our true abilities, inner energy source and vitality. Pisces is sensitivity, dreamy and romantic and 9th house energies are concerned with a higher meaning of life. Put that together with the 3rd house Moon, and we are reminded of how our words affect people… how sometimes, it’s not what you say but how you say it… and often less is best for the greater good, because we’re trying to not just see the tree, the monent at hand, but the forest beyond the moment, the long term affect. Pisces and Virgo together are trying to be sensitive and intuitive and to see into the deeper meaning of each situation at hand.
The trine with Pluto adds its compatability to the mix, being the planet of transformation, giving us the strength to handle things differently than we would have before.. and in the sign of Capricorn, the sign where we get our sense of responsibility, we more feel compelled to be mindful of our voice.
We had a situation this past week with a friend of mine who is sittin in the hospital in a coma. Now, we know that she doesn’t particularly get along with her family, and unfortunately she didn’t leave strict instructions for her care, so the family that doesn’t particularly know her all that well is in charge of making decisions for her care… then, she has property in SL and left people in charge but some other people, calling themselves her friends, came along and took over her property paying her tiers and things. On one hand, the people she left in charge of making decisions were a little upset that these other folks came along and took it upon themselves to help, but on the other hand, what it really boils down to is what is best for the girl in the coma. So we have to put the ego away and look at the forest, and for some of us, that’s a little harder, because that ego keeps getting in the way.
It’s particularly interesting that the moon in Virgo coincides with Purim which is a celebration of deliverance from death, and the parable of Esther who used her wiles and diplomacy to save an entire nation. She could have thought of only herself and what was good for her, but she chose to see the forest.
Today in the Hebrew calendar is, based on when the new moon was, although it still conflicts with the traditional calendar, the 16th of Adar. Adar is the 12th month in the Hebrew calendar and is cognate to the strength of a nation. I reminded my son this week that faith cannot be increased without it being tested… so even though Adar is the month of good fortune and strong blessings, that has to come from working through a lot of things going wrong. In order to learn how to tame your ego, the ego has to be placed in a position where it is tested and where it typically would be offended, in order for you to be able to correctly put the ego in it’s place.
Inner.org says that the joy of Adar is what makes the month of Adar the pregnant month of the year… the secret of Adar and Purim is that the end is wedged in the beginning. In Kabbalah, we have the same secret in the cycle of the Tree of life, Malkuth is wedged in Kether and visa versa as the uninitiated person, the princess begins her journey in Malkuth unenlightened, making their way through the paths upward as she meets her prince, the holy guardian angel who kisses her and causes her to awaken and realize that she is actually the queen taking her to the upper spheres of the tree, becoming pregnant by the king, and again falling asleep as she gives birth to the princess and the cycle begins again, in a nutshell, the cycle of life. How many times one might wonder, have we done this.
The letter for the month of adar is the letter kuf which means monkey. It is the symbol of laughter, and the masquerade which is an accepted custom of Purim as Esther hid her true nature. The sages say that by pretending to be someone else, the innermost essence of one’s true self becomes revealed. On Purim, we reach the level of the “unknowable head” (“the head that does not know itself nor is known to others”), the state of total existential hiddeness of self from self, for the sake of “giving birth” to one’s ultimate self anew. And we often hide behind the phasad of the Us we create in our minds to hide the truth of who we really are because we fear we won’t be accepted for our true selves. Esther hid the truth of her heritage from the king who loved her, out of fear.
The letter Kuf represents the 29th Path of the Tree of Life that which travels from netzhach to Malkuth on the lower trinity of the tree.
— Sphere of Malkuth —
We commence our journey in the Sphere of Malkuth, the Kingdom.
The Hebrew Divine Name is Adonai Melek.
The Archangel is Sandalphon.
The Choir of Angels is the Ashim, the “Souls of Fire.”
The Planetary correspondence is the Earth or Saturn.
The element is earth.
Malkuth is symbolized by a gateway, or sometimes a cavern entrance.
Its colors are all shadowed natural hues.
The stone of this Sphere is onyx or granite.
The metal is lead.
Plants are the red poppy, black helebore and belladona.
The number is 10.
The Tarot correspondences are the four Ten’s and the Princesses or Pages.
Corresponding body parts are the base of the spine and the feet.
The chakra that corresponds is the Root Center.
The musical note is “B.”
The magical image is a young woman, crowned and throned.
Mythological correspondences include the Greek God Hades and the Greek Goddess Persephone.
The spiritual experience is a vision of the Holy Guardian Angel.
— Sphere of Netzach —
The Sphere of Destination is Netzach, Victory.
The Hebrew Divine name is Jehovah Tzabaoth.
The Archangel is Haniel, Prince of Love and Harmony.
The Order of Angels is the Elohim, the Gods who are also called The Order of Principalities.
The corresponding planet is Venus.
The number is 7.
The Tarot correspondences are the four Seven’s.
The symbols of Netzach are the girdle, the rose and the lamp.
The stone is emerald or turquoise.
The metal is copper.
The color is green.
The corresponding body parts are the loins, hips and legs.
The corresponding chakra is the Solar Plexus Center.
Living beings are the dove, the sparrow and the swan.
The symbolic creature is the lynx.
The musical note is “E.”
The scent is rose.
Herbs are blackberry, cherry tree, dwarf elder and golden seal.
The magical image is a beautiful, naked woman.
Mythical correspondences are the Greek Goddess Aphrodite, the Roman Venus and the Norse Goddess Freya. All are Goddesses of love and of nature.
The spiritual experience is a vision of beauty triumphant.
Now close your eyes, and lay your mandala aside.
— 29th Path —
The 29th Path is known as the Corporeal Intelligence, because it forms every body which is formed beneath the whole set of worlds and the increment of them.
The Hebrew letter for the path is Qoph, which means “back of the head.” The simple meaning of Qoph is “sleep.”
The planetary influence on the Path is Jupiter.
The corresponding Astrological sign is Pisces.
The Tarot Major Arcanum card that corresponds to the Path is the Moon.
The symbols of the 29th Path are the magic mirror, the doe, the crayfish and the beetle.
The stone is pearl.
The scent is Ambergris.
Herbs are ash, elder, water iris, water lily and jasmine.
The color is crimson.
The musical note is “B.”
Living beings are the dog, the wolf, a huntress and elemental beings of our own creation.
The mystical experiences include an understanding of your soul’s organization into the physical body it inhabits, a “waking” from the sleep of the collective unconscious and a conquest of the phantoms reflected from the material world on to the astral plane, where you face and conquer the phantoms of the darkest recesses of your own mind, as well as those of your race.
Mythological correspondences include the Greek Hecate, Goddess of both the underworld and the overworld, Artemis, Greek Godess of the hunt and childbirth and Diana, her Roman counterpart, as well as the Egyptian Anubis, God of the underworld and resurrection.
Areas the 29th Path will help you:
Understanding reincarnation and that life does not end, but only changes form.
The ability to revisit past lives, and to find your “roots.”
The ability to perceive cycles.
Understanding unity and the “group mind.” Gaining a feeling of belonging, and of “being home.”
Allowing self-recognition that you are wanted and loved by the Universal Mother.
Healing family disputes.
Spreading harmony among others.
Enhancement of visualization ability.
Further stimulation of the Third eye.
Aiding clairvoyance and crystal gazing ability.
Increasing your ability to drop resistance and “go with the flow.”
Confronting your fears and understanding that they are nothing more than a reflection of yourself, created by you.
Being in touch with your own body and its needs.
Knowing that you are responsible for creating and maintaining your own body.
Increasing contact with your guides.
Enhancement of sexual enjoyment.
Increasing personal and group prosperity.
Aiding in work involving animals.
the Tarot card associated with the 29th path is the Moon. representing dark knowledge and the depths of the soul. Looking into our own abyss and discerning our truth – what do we really have to work on?
” With the Sun in Pisces and the Moon in Virgo, let’s call forth a feminine softening to help us flow, grace to help us be more compassionate with ourselves and others, and healing as we gently move into our wholeness.
“Finding that tenuous balance between action, assertion and taking a stand- and being able to be aware of others, their needs and realize that we aren’t the good ones doing everything right, while others are the bad ones doing everything wrong is key to sanity right now.
“The Truth lies somewhere in between and this week the journey is navigating from the head- which is judgmental, discerning and discriminating- to the heart, which is all encompassing and has both a soft Love and a fierce Love.
“… If we are willing to rise above the lower mind and see the Bigger Picture- which does not paint one side as right and the other side as wrong, but is able to see the Light and shadow of all parties or parts involved so that the full picture is illuminated- We can experience deep healing and release at this Full Moon and over the next couple of weeks during the radical astrology that is playing out…”
Today fall under the watchful eye of the Knight and the 9 of cups, the card of Happiness, but if you notice around the circle, most of the cards of the sphere Malkuth the 10s and the sphere of Netzhach, the 7s are not happy cards – we have to honestly acknowledge the darker sides of our nature so we have the proper direction in what we need to do to work on ourselves. The saying goes, first take the plank out of your own eye before you point out the mote in your brother, and most of us, if we are truly honest, have so many planks in our own eyes that we really don’t have time to worry about what is wrong with someone else.
Enjoy a mediation on the solfeggio Freqnency