You travel on the Path of Self-Becoming,
Passing through the Sacred Four,
The Seasonal Turnings that mark each year.
By Portals of Fire, Water, Air and Earth,
You learn by Trial and Error, as you help one another,
To be true to who you are, to remember your Destiny as you walk,
The Immortal Pathway of Perfection.
Today marks the beginning of Capricorn, the time of the Winter Solstice. The Sun has been rising later and setting earlier, so that now the precious light of life is feeble and fleeting, and shadows are growing ever longer, and your days are short and nights far too long and cold. You gather with loved ones for reassurance, in companionship and love, lighting candles, building bonfires, bringing greenery indoors and decorating your trees of hope.
You draw closer together, to remember and share in the wisdom ways of old. Always and forever, the Ancient Ways will bring you through these trials of faith. Your Fountain-Source of Beliefs, found in your traditions, songs and stories have stood the tests of time. And you know because you remember, you have Faith and Hope that brighter days are just ahead, because Life and Love will return even stronger, and the shadows will flee the luminous glory that is the returning of the Light.
You leave the realm of Sagittarius, bringing with you the Wisdom of the Ages, the stories and teachings found in the Philosophies, Sciences and Religions that provide the meanings and guidance to your many lives and journeys. You have come a little closer, to the Greater Understanding, to the Truth behind the truths, and can take some comfort and find acceptance of the World and your inseparable experiences of Love and Pain. You listen in the Silence, for the Lonely Ones, the Wise Ones and Wisdom-Keepers who help you hold to the Noble Path of Truth.
But it is not enough to know the Truth, it is not enough to have your Faith, it is not enough to Feel the Love…you must Live the Truth, and you must Act by Faith, and you must Be this Love too. This is the meaning of Capricorn, it is here that you face your Test of Responsibility, and it is here you will find your Reward of Fulfillment. In Sagittarian Fire, you encounter the Ideals of Spirit, but it is in Earthy Capricorn that you bring these mighty Truths into Manifestation.
Capricorn rules the structures of your world; Capricorn rules Reality. From the most intimate and central building block of Family, where you take care to love and nurture one another, to the middle ranges of local communities and small enterprises, to the most complex structures of Church, Economy and State, all of this is Capricorn’s realm, this is your World made Manifest.
Your Society and Culture is the product of many, many lifetimes of struggles and loves, a gift from your Ancestors so that you would be able to continue this journey of Self-Becoming for you and yours. So that you too, by assuming this awesome responsibility of preserving, protecting and improving this Path of Light, that you too would find the Loving Strength to pass this Spiral Chord of Light and Love to your children’s, children’s children, and fulfill your Destiny, Keepers of the Flame of the One Divine Light.
But, the shadows crossing your path seem stronger now, and your world seems to be staggering and stumbling towards some yawning abyss. This is not the first time, nor will it be the last. The Pathway of Perfection is not a straight line but a circuitous one that rises and falls, and only by falling into error and then correcting, only in this manner do you become wise and find a better way as you move into a greater light.
Your world has not trembled like this for over 240 years, during the 1700’s (and before that in the 1500’s), as the planet Pluto swept through the sign of Capricorn to herald the end of those ages. The Reality structures of those times had fulfilled their purpose, it was their time to be swept away, and it was equally the rising of a new world from within.
This is what is happening now…Whether in Government or Religion, in the Economy or Culture, the world is being turned upside down as the old order gives way to a New Age that is dawning. The good news? You, (and your ancestors), have been here before, and if you read about what they were experiencing in their time, they too thought that their world was ending, (and they were right), but they lived to see a new world dawn too.
You face an awesome responsibility now, the challenge to preserve what we must and to let go of the rest…What are you to do? How will you know what to preserve, and what you must surrender? Where can one find the way through?
As always, the Wisdom of the Ages, and its reflected Wisdom in your Heart, will guide you truly in your Thoughts, Feelings and Actions. The Laws of Life and Truth, of Spiritual Light are the Immortal guideposts which will light your way out of any darkness. Look to the inner core, the Esoteric Heart found in Metaphysics, Philosophy and Religion. Follow the Ancient Wisdom, and be guided by your loving heart...and you will find a way.
Remember that the real struggle for your world is not happening “out there”, but is in fact happening in each human heart. Each person must come to their own change of mind and heart, and remember what is the greater good. Each must find their way and be willing to sacrifice for one another. To remember that there is only one Path: to love, to be compassionate and filled with humility and forgiveness for one another. Most especially, each must be willing to carry the weight of responsibility, not just for our own lives and time, but for those who will come long after we have departed.
What is your responsibility? Look around, and take care in your daily life and immediate surroundings, be truly human, a self-aware spirit of consideration, consciousness and love. From below and from within outwards your new world will dawn.
The New Age is coming…
It is waiting on you…
It is counting on you…
It is your Destiny.
When in doubt or whenever in need, hold in your Heart and Mind the Great Invocation:
THE GREAT INVOCATION
From the point of light within the Mind of God
Let Light stream forth into our minds
Let LIGHT descend on Earth.
From the point of love within the Heart of God
Let Love stream forth into our hearts
May LOVE increase on Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide our wills
The PURPOSE which the masters know and serve.
From the center which we call Humanity
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door
where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.