Here is a precis of a recent Kabbalah meeting, in which we looked at a chart of today’s formation of the Grand Cross.
This morning, 15 April at 8.47 gmt, the Moon is eclipsed in Libra by the Sun in Aries. This might be a peak or tipping point. We examine our impulses working for and against the situation. The crisis affects every one of us personally – to make up our mind: do we go forward? Or back?
Observe the shifting ground, the Karmic connections between involved nations, individuals and their planetary patterns.
Tonight – 15 April is Seder night – when the children of Israel left bondage and travelled into a new way of life. This applies to us all. In the gross media among nations, we can only hope the decision is peaceful. Pluto in Capricorn is Da’at – the space for long term processes – the knowledge of a civilization at the end of an époque: to evolve? Or to revert to savagery? The present tension cannot go on.
The Grand Cross works out in terms of our local interest and the bigger picture of the human community. Are we selfish? Or are we a human family? – our childrens’ children?
It is tentatively suggested that the World War One multiple-reactive patterns in Europe are now UNACCEPTABLE. This never before happened in history. The economy cannot support them. The situation is cosmic. In our sphere, the turn of the spiral crosses 1914 – the pattern was repeated since Roman-empire times. Attempts to “secure” land go out of date, in the era of internet trading. The guiding Hand pushes the situation as a challenge; the Tree of Humanity sways back and forth. In 1962 (Cuban crisis) the planetary line-up was lop sided – with nearly all the planets in one sign, Aquarius – and very dangerous. The line-up this year is less so, because the celestial tensions are evenly balanced.
OBSERVE IN OURSELVES CLEARLY: local self interest versus the bigger picture in our conscience: watch the months following April. Someone mentioned a recent TV programme on the beginning of cosmos, and the subtle electronics of our body – how illogical and unscientific it is to say “it just happened”!
Forces are at work at a very subtle level. Only from a Kabbalist-history standpoint can we get some idea of the bigger picture unclouded by surface hype and fears. A general feeling emerges here, that nothing spectacular occurs, but a great deal changes, which future perspective will reveal. Countless geo-political and ecological factors are involved. We shall see.
Uranus on 13 Aries forms an exact right angle to Pluto on 13 Capricorn (see above, in this post). Since summer 2012 and until spring 2015, we experience a series of seven tight “squares” between these two planets. 23 April will culminate the fifth in this series of seven.
Additional meanings are: Capricorn, old age; Aries, birth.
Pluto through Capricorn uproots old and outworn infrastructures – everything that was toxic emerges. It is an agent of transformation and renewal.
The Tarot Keys are assigned to the signs and planets of the Zodiac, according to the Hebrew alphabet. Letter Aleph (the Fool) is Uranus; Letter Heh (the Emperor) is Aries the Ram. Uranus (radical change and revolution) in the Zodiac’s sign of birth, Aries, illustrates the obvious wake-up call. A wealth of personal association may be discovered through contemplating these images. For instance: the relationship of dogs to sheep! – or “unarmoured” and “armoured”. Please feel free to comment!
In the School of Cremona, the violin makers were a soul group. Modern American violin makers don’t know how to do it! They unglued Stradivarius violins, took them apart, to find the secret – and they couldn’t.
Likewise, the esoteric view on history escapes linear historians. The principle comes into focus in the NOW – our current understanding of psychology: our rights and wrongs in nature: and how Providence operates through the numerous Schools of the Soul when we sit and listen. It is a different climate from the past, indicating a new unfolding future. More persons are being trained than ever before. The Schools of the Soul are what Jesus meant when he said “you are salt of the earth”.
Never underestimate the general telephone exchange and post office – Hod on the Tree of Life. How beautifully organised it is! We mess things up when we don’t notice them.
Though the Grand Cross configuration is massive, the decisions individuals make, matter; and for us personally, these decisions feel terrifyingly important to get right. We are cells of Adam Qadmon. Change and progress are inevitable.
Only individuals can change things and set the ball rolling – and not necessarily with great effort, it may come naturally. It is about DOING YOUR JOB – or wanting to do it! It is provided.
A friend was made a non-executive director of a company. He noticed how the business conducted itself in the boardroom much better in his listening and attentive presence, than it did when he was involved and trying to run it. A non-executive director in Life, learns all the time by listening – by being detached and seeing. The art of life refrains from trying to tread the gear or push the action.
This is pure Da’at on the Tree – operating by inference, and not by leaning into the situation. Rather than try to fix someone’s problem… hear the voice, hear her speak, so she hears herself and melts her own resistance to solution.
Solution is relationship – an interior connection.. Da’at is Yesod of the higher world. A director in a company who watches and takes notes, gets everyone working – it irritates or galvanizes the workers a little! The Da’at of any situation is its essence, lightly touched to life.
The Tarot Fool, or Traveller … is both initiative and observer.
Further thoughts for today: The Order of the Grand Cross is the most advanced in many knighthoods. I hadn’t realised this. Why not regard the planetary Grand Cross in this light – a sign of nobility? What is noble? – the aspiration towards the best in human nature: values which endure and transfigure great difficulties. Lean consistently towards the better in myself, to which I aspire, and towards what works for the bigger picture, as far as I can see. Cultivate it here. Keep remembering, keep picking myself up through raw and vulnerable moments, remember again, and draw strength from that quality.
It occured to me, that I can take certain qualities – such as courage, honesty, mindfulness, real love – and contemplate them. For what we contemplate we become.
Then a friend rang up this morning and told me he had a dream. A voice in it was saying, “Cry me a river”. The human racket goes on, and there is a deep grief and pain of life. Go into a secluded garden and make it beautiful, he said. When the tension eases, as we go into May and June, we all shall do our summer planting, as spring this year buds and flowers a month early – we had no winter frosts.
Sad it is for each of us, that the pain in humanity is our non-recognition – often until late in life – of our Soul Law triad (Hesed, Gevurah, Tifareth) and its response to the transpersonal Daat in the tree. We are born again, we come into life without the integrating memory, and we have to find it all over again, like a blind person feeling along the walls of a room (between people) towards … the open door.
We recreate our wholeness again and again, through the sweat of our brow, the willingness of the heart, and the sturdiness of our limbs to turn the earth and make it fruitful. We labour to give birth. The awakened “quantum” of humanity is – as ever through history – of homeopathic potency in its dilution. The ratio remains about steady.
Cardinal Grand Cross 23 April 2014, 4.15 am gmt, in Tarot language of images
Jupiter (Hesed) in 13 Cancer opposite Pluto (Daat) in 13 Capricorn
Uranus (Hokhmah) in 13 Aries opposite Mars (Gevurah) in 13 Libra
with … Moon (Yesod) in 13 Aquarius
and … Neptune (Keter) in 7 Pisces (as the Rising sign, Malkuth)
to be continued /
The Pluto, Uranus, Saturn T Square in May 2011, as shown in the Tarot Keys:
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