Presentation on theme: "Sagittarius Full Moon. Preface For those of you who are not familiar with esoteric philosophy – or do not know it well – I will remind you that all is."— Presentation transcript:
Preface For those of you who are not familiar with esoteric philosophy – or do not know it well – I will remind you that all is energy. Thus you should simply relax and try to feel the energy rather then concern yourself with knowing all of the words. During the lecture you can ask questions if you wish. After the meditation we will gather for coffee/tea and you may also ask questions.
Why are we here? The time of the full moon is a time of celebration. The time of the full moon is a time of celebration. We celebrate the energy of the SUN. We celebrate the energy of the SUN. The reason is that when the Moon is full it is the furthest from the Sun, thus the Suns energy is the strongest. The reason is that when the Moon is full it is the furthest from the Sun, thus the Suns energy is the strongest. Thus we celebrate the energy of the Sun through meditation and reflection. Thus we celebrate the energy of the Sun through meditation and reflection.
Sagittarius Presentation The Sign of Sagittarius The Sign of Sagittarius The Labours of Hercules The Labours of Hercules The Full Moon Chart The Full Moon Chart - Short Break - Meditation Meditation - Short Break - Coffee/Tea - discussion Coffee/Tea - discussion
Which sign is the Sun in? The Sun is in Sagittarius. And which sign is the Moon in? The Moon is in Gemini. The exact full moon is Saturday, November 24 at 9:30 AM EST
Why are we here tonight? The time of the full moon there is a direct alignment between the energy of the sign the sun is in and the affairs of the sign the moon is in. The time of the full moon there is a direct alignment between the energy of the sign the sun is in and the affairs of the sign the moon is in. Sun - Sagittarius - exerting towards goal after goal Sun - Sagittarius - exerting towards goal after goal Moon - Gemini - stimulates companions evolution Moon - Gemini - stimulates companions evolution
But Im not a Sagittarius! I expect some in the room do not have their Sun in Sagittarius. I expect some in the room do not have their Sun in Sagittarius. Still, you may have another planet - or the Moon - in Sagittarius. Still, you may have another planet - or the Moon - in Sagittarius. And even if you do not the Sagittarius energy will still affect you - and, perhaps, as importantly those around you. And even if you do not the Sagittarius energy will still affect you - and, perhaps, as importantly those around you.
The Astrological Symbol for Sagittarius Sagittarius is symbolized by the Archerhalf-man, half-horse. This symbolizes the Sagittarians attempt to free itself from mans animal nature. The centaur is thought to symbolize the development of the human soul. It symbolizes the animal natures and desires of man, as well as its spiritual aspirations.
The Astrological Glyph for Scorpio The glyph for Sagittarius is a straightforward one it depicts the archers arrow slung in a bow. This glyph symbolizes the desire for direction, a higher purpose, and abundance. The glyph for Sagittarius is a straightforward one it depicts the archers arrow slung in a bow. This glyph symbolizes the desire for direction, a higher purpose, and abundance.
Mythology of Sagittarius Mythology of Sagittarius The myth behind the astrological sign of Sagittarius focuses on Chiron, the kindest and gentlest of the Centaurs. While many of these half- man, half-horse creatures were stupid and violent, Chiron was immortal, with a wise and caring nature and a great ability to teach. In trying to get rid of the vicious Centaurs plaguing the land, Heracles shot Chiron in error. The wound was incurable and terribly agonizing, but Chiron, as an immortal, could not die. Prometheus, the Titan and friend of earth-dwellers, managed to help Chiron by making him mortal so he could end his earthly existence and enter the heavens.
How does this myth relate to the Sagittarius characteristics? How does this myth relate to the Sagittarius characteristics? Chirons wound is really the gap between the mortal, animal side of him and the immortal, god-like side. The reality of tangible, physical life is always imperfect, always in a way poisoned when compared to the vision he sees. He may try to avoid his wound, and throw himself into an endless running bout of escape from one excitement to another, striving always to avoid being alone with their thoughts. The Sagittarius who has the courage to face both his vision and the reality of his life is rare; but should he succeed, he is in truth the wounded healer, for he has learned compassiona quality which the more naïve or blind Sagittarian utterly lacks.
Energy - Preface The difficulty in mentioning the energy of any particular sign is that each of us has many energies influencing us. One energy is certainly the sun sign we are born in, but there are many other energies. Some of these would be the other astrological elements, our karmic history, our rays, our heritage, etc. And then to confuse the issue more there is the energies of the transiting and progressed planets.
Energy - Preface Additionally there is no best or worst energy. There is no good or bad energy - as there are no good or bad tools - or as, for example, electricity is not good or bad. In astrology we refer to the energies associated with the planets, houses, signs, and relationships between them as non- challenging or challenging.
Sagittarius Energy As the ninth sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius represents the ninth stage in the evolution of man and his place in the universe. As Scorpio seeks to understand and control with emotional power, Sagittarius seeks to understand and control with knowledge. Most Sagittarians have an intellectual curiosity that covers a wide range of subjects. Never try to present Sagittarians with facts because they already have an unlimited supply which they gladly recite in rapid succession. They become bored and restless when surrounded by people or circumstances in which they have no interest. At such times, they find ways to disappear physically or mentally.
Sagittarius Energy Sagittarians would rather learn things on their own through travel and experience than endure structured classroom environments and routine work assignments. However, given opportunities to broaden their knowledge and gain experience in the world on their own, they become excellent teachers and administrators in the very type of educational system they once found so restricting.
Sagittarius Energy Sagittarians readily adapt to change. This trait is a strength because it is a survival mechanism, and a weakness because it makes them vulnerable to the demands and influence of other people. One of their greatest facilities for adapting to change is making home wherever they happen to be.
Main Challenge The main challenge, as with each of the astrology energies, is to use the energies in a positive way. To think above the belt. To be the enlightened being. To turn the challenging aspects into non-challenging ones.
Sagittarius Non-Challenging Energies Frank Frank Enthusiastic Enthusiastic Stimulating Stimulating Optimistic Optimistic Generous Generous Candid Candid Impulsive Impulsive Open and Honest Open and Honest Fair Fair Eager Eager Sensual Sensual Carefree Carefree Sincere Sincere Good- Judgement Good- Judgement Adventurous Adventurous Positive Thinker Positive Thinker Desired by Everyone. Desired by Everyone.
The Exoteric Ruler is Jupiter Benevolent Jupiter in Sagittarius seeks truth through exoteric expression, recognizing how the spiritual manifests on the material. When the human Hierarchy is fully awakened to spiritual and not simply material possibilities, then the work of Jupiter will immediately intensify and this beneficent ruler will lead the human family into the ways of peace and progress. (Esoteric Astrology, Pg. 264)
The Esoteric Ruler is Earth The Earth itself is, on a small scale, also an intermediary or a relating planet, because it is found ruling both Gemini and Sagittarius and is potent, therefore, only within the line of this dual relationship, existing between this particular pair of opposites. In the Earth a great balancing process is going forward between two great streams of cosmic energy, emanating the one from Sagittarius and the other from Gemini. This condition, aided and influenced by Mercury and Venus produces the somewhat unusual situation in our planet. (Esoteric Astrology, Pg. 362)
The Hierarchical Ruler is Mars Mars carries the war into the very depth of circumstance, environment and being, and confers at the same time such devotion to the visioned objectiveas seen at any particular point upon the paththat final failure is rendered impossible. (Esoteric Astrology, Pg. 365)
Ray Rulers for Sagittarius Ray 4 which shows humanity (Whos Kingdom is alike the Fourth). Ray 4 which shows humanity (Whos Kingdom is alike the Fourth). Ray 5 which knows the Truth which lies concealed within the mind and form of God. Ray 5 which knows the Truth which lies concealed within the mind and form of God. Ray 6 which gives the ardor to ascend at any cost until the Great Ideal is reached. Ray 6 which gives the ardor to ascend at any cost until the Great Ideal is reached.
Who are some Sagittareans? George Eliot George Eliot Charles De Gaulle Charles De Gaulle Rodney Dangerfield Rodney Dangerfield Billie Jean King Billie Jean King Jamie Lee Curtis Jamie Lee Curtis Sri Athya Sai Baba, William F. Buckley, Andrew Carnegie, John F. Kennedy Jr., Tina Turner, Bruce Lee, Jimi Hendrix, Louisa M. Alcott, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Randolph Hearst, Francisco Franco, Benjamine Crème, Sammy Davis, Jr., Kim Basinger, Emily Dickenson, Lee Remick, Patty Duke, Tim Conway, Jane Austin, Margaret Mead, Steven Spielberg, etc. Sri Athya Sai Baba, William F. Buckley, Andrew Carnegie, John F. Kennedy Jr., Tina Turner, Bruce Lee, Jimi Hendrix, Louisa M. Alcott, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Randolph Hearst, Francisco Franco, Benjamine Crème, Sammy Davis, Jr., Kim Basinger, Emily Dickenson, Lee Remick, Patty Duke, Tim Conway, Jane Austin, Margaret Mead, Steven Spielberg, etc.
The Labours of Hercules is a book by Alice Bailey written in 1936 wherein Hercules needs to complete 12 tasks – one in each sign. The Labours of Hercules is a book by Alice Bailey written in 1936 wherein Hercules needs to complete 12 tasks – one in each sign. Each sign represents a different aspect of mans development. Each sign represents a different aspect of mans development. This the story of the individual Christ, crucified upon the cross of matter, and incarnated in each human being, God, incarnate in matter. This the story of the individual Christ, crucified upon the cross of matter, and incarnated in each human being, God, incarnate in matter.
The Labour in Sagattarius In this labour, Hercules is instructed to find the marsh of Stymphalus and to discover the way to flush out the ferocious, man-eating birds who, with iron beaks, talons sharpened like swords and feathers like steel shafts, wreak havoc among the people of Arcadia.
Hercules completes his task For long Hercules searches, until he comes to the fetid marsh of Stymphalus. On his approach, the birds screech in a raucous chorus, menacing and dissonant. Three of the birds, seeing Hercules, swoop down to attack him, but standing his ground, he wards them off with his heavy club. Standing before the marsh, wondering how he would rid the place of these birds of prey, he remembers the words of his Teacher: The flame that gleams beyond the mind reveals direction sure.
Hercules completes his task At twilight, when the marsh is dense with countless birds, Hercules strikes repeatedly on two large and brazen cymbals. Bewildered and disturbed by so monstrous a noise, the birds, with wings wildly flapping, never to return again.
Interpretation of the myth The symbol of Sagittarius is sometimes depicted as an archer on a white horse: the white horse denoting the purified and developed personality, whilst the archer represents the one-pointed disciple, moving, straight as an arrow, towards the goal. Hercules, triumphant and freed from illusion in Scorpio, recognised that he still had an emotional nature, and found that the birds of Stymphalus, especially three of them, had to be raised out of the marshes into the clear light of day, before he could move on to a greater vision.
What do the birds represent? The three birds represent wrong thought and speech. Hercules realised that the lesson of this labour was the restraint of speech through the control of thought. As long as his thoughts were separative and a reflection of his lower nature, he would not be able to move further on the lighted way. By striking the cymbals Hercules managed to raise the birds into the clear air where they could be seen and conquered.
Further Interpretation The underlying theme of Sagittarius is that of direction or movement towards an identified goal. It has been observed that there is no direction apart from thought, and that thought is power. In the life of the Sagittarian server, these ideas reflect an awakening of consciousness to the ordered direction of Gods thought and the development of a deeper understanding of the divine Plan unfolding.
Sagittarius Full Moon Full Moon Saturday, November 24, 2007 9:30 AM EST Capricorn Full Moon Sunday, December 23, 2007 8:17 AM EST Capricorn Full Moon Meditation Friday, December 21, 2007 7:00 PM EST
Mercury Square Neptune (0° 13') Confusion and crossed wires can often surface here, primarily because of previously conceived ideas and expectations. Once weve got it wrong, one thing leads to another and we can find ourselves in left field before we know it and wonder how we got so far from reality. The worst of it can come when we feel that we must cover up earlier mistakes with falsehood, hoping it will all get forgotten in the end. What a tangled web we weave…
Venus Trine Neptune (2° 02') Creativity is highly emphasized here, as is empathy, so this would would be an advantage in the arts or anywhere the care of and service to humanity is involved: religion, counseling, care giving in general. We can be living proof that we can get what we want in this life, even if it first seems like a pipe dream. The key is not trying to get it all at once, but letting it develop as opportunity presents itself. Patience is everything, and the fact that it has its rewards is something we may not just be proud of but spread around whenever possible.
Mars Trine Uranus (2° 56') Actions we take during this period can have some unusual or unexpected results. It is difficult to predict what will happen but the potential is for the outcome to be very beneficial. Under this influence we may be inspired to do something unique or quite out of character though again, such actions are apt to have fortunate consequences.
Mars Sextile Saturn (3° 51') In areas where we are well- prepared, organized with definite goals, we are in the best position to take advantage of opportunities that come along during this period. Nor should we hesitate to go out and deliberately create opportunities to demonstrate our experience and maturity. In areas where we are not as highly structured, goal- oriented, the people and situations we encounter under this influence can offer us the inspiration we need to become better organized, and help us to lay a more solid foundation for the type of success we wish to achieve.
Jupiter Conjunct Pluto (3° 15') Jupiter conjunct Pluto signifies a time where people have an urge to explore the mysteries of nature and the universe. Their thinking and attitudes are analytical and investigative. Transforming fundamental ideas about human physical, psychological and mental conditions is their societal directive.
In our meditation this evening, let us visualise a common goal for humanity. Groups of men and women of goodwill bonding together to support right-human values. Let us use our magical powers of manifestation, and see this happen. Leaders and ordinary people alike, afire with goodwill and humanitarian vision, acting in concert for the good of mankind as a whole.
Seed Thought for Sagittarius I see the goal. I reach the goal and see another.