The Beautiful Necessity
It is quite comforting, inspirational and illuminating to enjoy the wisdom of the ages, found in the profound gifts of philosophy, science and religion, which have been passed down from time immemorial to guide our journey to this very day.
This last year, we enjoyed the dance of Jupiter as it sailed through its own sign of Sagittarius. You were reminded that one of the most important challenges that you will have on “our journey that is an awakening” is to consider how you can better understand yourself and your world.
It is necessary that we do this, for only if we continually lift our consciousness higher, only then will we be able to separate truth from falsehood, only then will we know what is the good and how we might do better. Only by this gift of the Wisdom-Keepers and our own efforts to understand will we turn away from the shadows and join with those who live in love and light.
Jupiter, which has been moving through its own sign of Sagittarius since November of last year, enters the earthy sign of Capricorn today. The unfoldment of spiritual energy-forms, as revealed by the Signs of Zodiac, proceeds in this way so that after the ideals of any Fire sign we will move into the realms of reality-making held by Earth.
This is the message of Jupiter in Capricorn, and you would be wise to make this part of your practice now. It is not enough to believe in or to merely speak of truth. Your spiritual journey is not only of the mind or to be found in your heart. The noble path, the Way of all seekers and seers, is to follow the Way of Wisdom:
You are here to live by Light; You are here to become this Truth.
To build a world, to live a life, that is founded and formed by Living Truth is the only way for the promise of Light and Love to be made real for one and all. If Jupiter is the Way of Truth, and Capricorn the realm of Responsibility and Self-Fulfillment, then the message of Jupiter now is that to live by truth is the heart and soul of this entire Creation; and you are here to shoulder this responsibility. Your self-fulfillment is assured because you will realize that the truth within you is the same truth that surrounds you in all the realms and bodies that form the cosmos too.
And you will equally find that you are part of a great Hierarchy of Light and Love, formed by the smallest of infinitesimals on up to the great souls arching over the starry firmament above. And, most immediately, here on Earth, you should bow down and give thanks to those who came this way long before you. There is a celestial cord of Light-Love-Meaning that holds all of Creation as one, and being self-aware now, your duty is to join with those who care for you, as you must care for one another, and indeed take your place as a guardian for all of Creation too.
Their loving example, that these great souls and kindred spirits extended (and still maintain) this loving guidance and helping hand to you, will stir your heart and you will also turn and extend your help to those that follow you, for this is how “the great work” is done. The Love and Truth of the Creator lives on in all of us – it is all of us – and that is why we are forever guided and shaped by the one abiding truth that you and I, and the whole of Creation is this living Act of Love, formed and sustained by our Love for one and all. The one golden rule of Righteousness (of right conduct) is simply this:
We were made together as one by love; we are here to love and care for one another;
we are here to love and be loved as the fulfillment of Divine Eternal Love.
We embody this fundamental truth in the realm of forms that is Capricorn, by taking what was the first instance of this binding force for us, the instinctual and spontaneous love of a parent for their child, and we formed and nurtured our lives upon the foundation of our Family. We extended this love and meeting of one another’s needs out into our larger Community institutions of neighborhood, town, and region. We stretched our responses and responsibilities to one another into the largest of these Institutional embodiments of Caring Truths by establishing our governing bodies of local, state and national governance. The laws and norms of these agents and agencies, are simply but profoundly the universalized formations of our love and caring for one another.
And so now, in this present era, we have reached a critical moment in our journey of awakening. We have been able to look back upon our world from the firmament above, and in seeing our beautiful blue home in the dark vastness of Space, we understand that if we are to take care of one another and our beautiful home, we must extend our loving care to one another through an encompassing Earthly Awareness and Holistic Action which will seek to preserve, protect and promote the well-being for “all creatures, great and small”. It is our sacred duty to take good care of our lovely home and all of the life within it.
We are the Maker (or beaker) of our world now. Only by caring for our precious home, our dear mother Earth, will we shoulder our rightful responsibility for our human family by equally caring for the entire and wondrous hierarchy of life that live with us here too. Life begets life; the beauty made by the complex web and diversity of life is essential to our well-being too.
If you listen to your heart, you will know the Truth, and you will know that your responsibility is as much to one another as it is to all of life on Earth. We are part of one family; our home is Earth; and all these many lives are one in the One Life of Spirit.
This is the Beautiful Necessity, that behind all of Creation is Divine Love.
Your duty, your self-fulfillment is to stand for Life and to live by Love.
This is the embodiment of Jupiter's Truth now made manifest in the Realm of Reality, the Kingdom of Responsibility, in the Realm of Capricorn where Right Thinking, and Right Action lead to Beauty and Truth.
Jupiter in Capricorn is where Beauty as Truth is made real when each of us acts with Love and Understanding to create a Better World.