Character is Destiny…
It is not enough for you to know or understand.
This journey is not merely about your awakening,
It is not only about your discovery of the Truth…
Your self-fulfillment and true purpose, in life after life,
Is to become the living embodiment of Spiritual Truth.
Today marks the Fourth Turning in the Astrological calendar. In Aries, Cancer, Libra and now in Capricorn, in each Cardinal Sign a new season of life begins and you must face these four directions and consider:
Who am I, and Who art thou?
Where do I come from, and What is my Destiny?
You have spent the last 30 days in Sagittarius, seeking and searching, pushing deeper and further, stretching the boundaries of your understanding. Whether by novels or in travels, reading histories or exploring science, you will always need to stretch your comprehension of this world…for you are changing, and so is your world.
Then you must tell your stories and listen to the stories of those with whom you journey, for this is how you help one another to move into the Greater Understanding. You must ever seek to hold yourself to the sacred path of wisdom, to weave together your stories and your way of life, because you are the living fulcrum of the “self-that-is-becoming”, the self-made builder forged by the integral relationship of experience and understanding.
Now here you are once more, here in Capricorn the world waits for a sign…
Indeed, this is one of the two Solstices (“Sun stands still”) in every year. At this time each year, the Sun will set at a certain point on the horizon, and for the next 3 days it will set in that very same spot. But on or about the 24th or 25th of December the Sun will move again, and so we mark this sacred time as we gather together to celebrate the return of Light and Love to our world.
Whereas at the Solstice of Cancer you pause to consider from whence you have come, to feel that abiding reassurance of your foundation and what lies at the root of one and all, to feel the warmth that holds all of creation together in and by the Love of the One, it is now in the Solstice of Capricorn that you will look outward and beyond, to consider the arc of your journey and the path that leads to your future.
Through countless lives, you have lived and have forged “you”, for the Law of Karma is perfect, and you will always reap what you have sown. The many steps you must climb in this life will redeem your past and yet equally forge the complex future that awaits you, the joys and the challenges which that “future you” must master too. Yes, here after many lives, and after a long climb you must consider the circuitous and winding path that you have made for yourself by your triumphs, and even more by your stumbles and redemption too. Your realizations of, yet transformations in your intentions, this harvest of spirit and the forging of your destiny are made manifest in your constitution.
Yes, you have made you. And, you are what you are as revealed by your motivations and your intentions, in the manner of your bearing or what we understand as “Character”, which is the emotional and intellectual, the moral and spiritual stature that you embody. You stand revealed by your understanding and moral compass, and from these qualities and by your shining example of fulfilling your responsibilities, you will take your place in the Hierarchy of Light and Love, as you weave your path into the paths of each and every one of us, and to the One who holds us all.
You are on a journey of becoming, standing somewhere between the dawn of your awakening ages and ages ago, and your eventual apotheosis as human when you will join the great souls who came this way long ago. You stand in a Hierarchy of Love and Compassion, where you lovingly extend one hand below you, as you know that your duty is to lift up those who still struggle with what you have mastered. While you, in turn, extend your other hand to those ahead of you on this bridge of light, as they lovingly offer guidance and support to help you to face what you must now undertake.
In Capricorn, (and know that somewhere in your chart, you have the Sign of Capricorn to inspire and guide you), in Capricorn you face the “test of responsibility” and the reward of Self-Fulfillment. The test concerns the right and true exercise of “Power”. Whether you are the head of your family, or a leader in a business or your community, or even lead a national organization or country, no matter what station or office you hold, the power that you wield is not yours.
It is your duty and privilege to remember that the power that you exercise is given in trust to you, and that it originates and comes to you from whomever or whatever you serve. You are a channel of this power, but it is not yours. You must be guided by this fundamental truth, that any office is a sacred duty, and you must use this power for the good of that entity, whether it be a family, community or nation. You will “fail” if you believe that you can do what you will with this power that was placed in trust with you. You must be centered and guided by your moral and spiritual understanding, to faithfully take care of who and what you serve, or you will fall as you succumb to the error of hubris.
If you can master these tests of responsibility and power, then you will find yourself upon the true path of Self-Fulfillment. A truly masterful human shines with the light of humility. They fulfill their duty with grace and gratitude. Grace in their demeanor or bearing; Gratitude in their opportunity to find Self-Fulfillment by serving in whatever capacity they have made themselves ready by their steadfast calling to a greater purpose.
Yes, you are part of a great company of souls who are on a journey of awakening, and at every turn upon this path of purposefulness you are here to lift yourself and one another up to a better world. That is your destiny.
Whenever you are in doubt, whenever you are in need of guidance and inspiration, remember the Great Invocation which all Great Souls hold in their hearts as a beacon of Love for one and all:
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.