Four Corners mark the year-long dance around your Star; Four Seasons laid out in this Circle of Light, Life and Love.
Two begin as Equinoctial, where Day and Night are equal, their portals marked by Aries and Libra, the Signs that begin your seasons called Spring and Fall.
Two begin as Solstitial, where Day and Night are most unequal, which begin with Cancer and Capricorn, the seasons you know as Summer and Winter.
Solstice means “Sun Stands Still”, for it is at this time of the year that the Sun ceases to move further North or South in the sky, and begins to move in the opposite direction. At either Solstice, the Sun will apparently rise or set at the same point of the horizon for several days. Then, on the third of fourth day after the exact Solstice, you can see that it has slowly begun to move back towards the other Solstice point, (where it will arrive six months later). So, for several days, it appears as if the Sun is standing still…and you and your world wait for a sign, for a turning in this story of Light and Love.
Of course these turnings reveal the Earth’s bobbing up and down on its axis, as it tilts towards or away from the Sun during one orbital sweep around your star. You are witnessing, what is for you, the fundamental “Dance of Light and Love” that flows from the Lord of Light and shines upon you here on the Earth. It is this play of Light and Shadow that forms the fundamental rhythms of Increase and Decrease, of Life and Death, the Sacred Circle of Beginnings and Endings…and Re-Beginnings, that mark your journey through the Circle of Life and Light.
The Zodiac, which is known as the "Circle of the Living Ones", is distinguished and modulated by the interplay of two conditions, by the Four Elements and the Three Qualities, which combine to form the Sacred Twelve you know as the Signs. So far in this Zodiacal Year you have been Inspired by the Cardinal Fire that is Aries; then you have experienced your Substantiation through the Fixed Earth of Taurus; and finally you have been brought into a greater Self-Awareness through the Mutable Air that is Gemini…
So now you come to this, to the next turning in the Circle of Life, you come to the last of the Elements and to the beginning of yet another Season. You, in some sense, “begin again”, (for your life is a circle, or really a spiral journey, and there is no absolute beginning nor end, and you may mark any point on any Circle or Spiral and see it as a beginning for you…and so it shall be). You begin again as you move into the next Cardinal Sign, for now you enter the Sacred Space of Centered Feeling as you dive into the Cardinal Water sign that is Cancer.
For it is from Fire that you find your Vision or Inspiration, and by Earth that you bring your vision into Realization, and through Air that you come to Know and Understand. But, in the end, you need to bring these all together, you need to gather all of them as one, for this is “the way”, this is the way you and the Universe truly are, and you need to Feel your way and be as you truly are…Whole and Fulfilled…Complete. You bring you and all of your experiences together by Feeling the whole of you.
There are three modes of each Element, and so three “Ways of Feeling” to bring you to your wholeness. In Cancer, you connect to the roots of you, you go within to your Sacred Center, to your origins and foundations. You look to your Family, to your Village or Tribe, to your Ethnicity, to your Culture and Traditions…and ultimately to the One from whom all came. You feel your way backwards in time, along the silver chord of all your lives stretching beyond all imagining; and, you will then mysteriously and magically feel your way ahead too, to what you are yet to be…
In Scorpio you connect to the one (or the many) who is before you, you blow beyond the illusion that is separation and experience the wonder and magic of “we”, of two becoming one, as you enter into the mystery of combination, of transformation, that sacred space of Alchemy and Rebirth, for it is here that you move into the realm that is the Union with one another.
And finally, in Pisces, you reach beyond this life, beyond any one life or form of life as your Spirit awakens to the Greater Awareness of the “One Life in the One”. For thrilling through all the particles and planets, through all the spaces of Light and Shadow, what is the ultimate realm of this Creation is there in the One Spirit. And you come to your Faith-Filled Dreaming nature, and you will know that all of this wonder that is Creation, that it is the Body and Mind, it is the Heart and Spirit, that all of this is the Love of the One, which is in truth the breath of life for one and for all.
So in this first of the three, in this Sacred Space that celebrate the Waters of Life, take some time to look within, to feel the truth of the living presence at the center of you. Whether it is found through your Father or Mother, through your Grandmothers or Grandfathers, in your tribe or band of brothers and sisters, wherever and through whomever you feel your kinship and your truth, you will also feel the deeper and greater truth that all are ultimately secured and centered, all are rooted by and through the one Life and by the one Love that is Spirit.
For your Security and Center, the heart of you, is that you are made of and by one another, and you have been cared for and nurtured by one another again and again, (for ages and ages). You are for each other a gateway to the center of the universe which is truly to be found within you as it is also there in every part of this wondrous home we call Creation too.
If you follow your many roots, as you feel your way with these feeling-memories-truths, as you go deep and deeper, you will come to the very same center that is there for one and all. You are all related, you are all one with the One.
There in the heart of you, there is the heart of this universe too...
For you came from the One, and
Your lives and love are the Song of Spirit.
You will find you way home,
As you understand that you never really left after all.
For you live forever in this River of Lives and Light,
As you travel the Silver Chord of Radiant Splendor,
Singing songs of Spirit,
Making your way Home.