The Sacred Way, the Path of Sacrifice
The Signs of the Zodiac, what I call the Circle of the Living Ones, are the Divine patternmakers, the stories of Life, which hold and modulate the one Energy-Form of Creation, which is Divine Love. And it is this story of Creation that forms the worlds and beings of the Cosmos. The energy-forms that are the Signs of the Zodiac are omnipresent and ever active, and yet we humans, being bound by the laws of karma and time, also experience them as unfolding serially, like a real story, the story of Spirit in our journey around our star.
Today we enter the next story of the Zodiac as we move from the sign of Leo into Virgo. And somewhere forever in your chart, and most certainly at this time every year, we need to remind ourselves of the most precious and essential story of Virgo in our lives.
Because after all the stretching and strutting in Leo, after trying to release the self into ever more authentic forms of self-realization, whether in leadership, in creativity, and in all the ways of loving, you have a need to adjust, refine, adapt, and integrate all that you have done well, and also not done so well too.
Yes, after every performance there comes the review, after every move into a new form of self-expression there will be the necessity and opportunity to evaluate and consider was it good enough, could it have been better, and how might you make that so. This is the blessing of Virgo, the gift of observation, analysis, ingenuity, and adaptability, and by these gifts of the spirit to bring about more adeptness, refinement, and perfection in all your forms of being.
In Virgo you learn what not to do, and how to be better. You heal yourself, and by this you can help others to be better and to heal themselves too. For it is not just about you, because Virgo bends your love towards how and why we are here, which is to help one another, to be of service to one another, to be the love that we are made of for one another.
Yes, in Virgo you move into that sacred realm of Service and Sacrifice. In order to improve yourself, to correct your mistakes and refine your capabilities, to do this you must make sacrifices, you must attend to the necessities of becoming better and so let go of that which is less important and lift yourself into a greater awareness and life purpose.
Likewise, you are never alone, and you will be called upon, time and again, to give up something you want (or think you want), because the need of another is greater. They may need your help, or guidance and support, and by sacrificing yourself you lift them and yourself to a higher way of being.
To live a life of purposefulness, of meaningfulness, of dedication and sacrifice for the betterment of yourself and for your companions in this journey, this is the heart of Virgo. And this is part of the story of Creation which began with the greatest sacrifice of all which was of the One to form us all.
The story of Creation is that the One Divine Spirit divided into the many and became manifest in all the countless hosts of energy-forms, who are each a spark of the Divine. It is by their individual and collective self-becoming that the innumerable beings of light made the worlds and the many lives that form the spaces of Space, what is for us, a seemingly infinite duration of this “day of Brahma”.
In effect, this was the first and ever-enduring “Sacrifice” at the heart of Creation. The Unmanifest became the Manifest, and what was One in essence became the One in the Many. This is the heart of Creation, that behind all of “that” is the one universal Energy-Form, Divine Unconditional Love.
This is the story of Virgo. It is that you and all of Creation exist because of the first Sacrifice, and that all that is Creation is made by the greatest of sacrifices, where the One became the many. And that is why we must, as “ones of the One”, in our turn, sacrifice for one another, and for the many, so that we may serve the One and be as we will always be, one with the Divine Spirit.
At the heart of service, and in each and every sacrifice, there is the light of Divine Unconditional Love. And that is why we bow our heads and join together in the great invocation. so that the story of the One will forever hold our lives and hearts to Path of Light and Love:
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.