There are still infinite areas to explore
in all the zodiac signs, we are barely scratching the surface in our
exploration of this new science of Esoteric Astrology and the Seven Rays.
Also, the term 'blue moon' or Leo 'full moon' can be confusing because it is actually a Sun or solar festival. The Moon becomes full or 'fully rounded out' in the opposite sign that the Sun is transiting through. Hence the Leo full moon period is named by some as 'the Aquarian full moon' - and technically this is correct, as the Moon is in Aquarius, the opposite sign of Leo.
Yet it is misleading, and I re-emphasise this fact, because the insistence upon deferring to the position of the Moon, is to distract from the main theme - the essence of the zodiac sign where the SUN is transiting; that is the main quality of consciousness that is pouring through a sign in any given month.
The alignment of the Moon opposite serves to 'open the gate' to spiritual forces for a period of a few days before and after the exact moment of the full moon cycle. Whilst the moon's position is important, in terms of engaging, creating awareness about the pairs of opposites (such as Leo-Aquarius), it represents the form nature - a vehicle for soul consciousness, not soul consciousness per se.
Very broadly speaking, Sun=soul and
Moon=form; spirit-matter, father-mother, Siva-Shakti. This is why the Moon
rules the sacral or sexual centre, where new forms are generated - there are
great mysteries here.
The Moon does however, 'veil' the forces of certain hidden planets - once the form nature and the individual's personal 'dweller' has been transcended, but that is another story!
One point worth reiterating in this double-Leo period is that our entire solar system's evolution is under the direction of that great life we call Sirius,
“August, which is ruled by Leo, is the month of the Dog-star, or of Sirius, which thus brings Sirius into close relation to Leo. Leo, in the cosmic sense is ruled by Sirius. Sirius is the home of that greater Lodge to which our fifth initiation admits a man and to which it brings him, as a humble disciple.
Later, when the new world religion is founded and is working, we shall find that the major monthly festival in August, held at the time of the full moon, will be dedicated to the task of making contact, via the Hierarchy, with Sirian force.”
The ancients understood this Sirian connection, hence the alignment of temples and pyramids worldwide, with this guiding and directing cosmic force.
The golden hues of the Sun radiate broadly, giving unconditionally to all, nurturing both physically and spiritually. Along with Jupiter, the Sun is the ruler of the second ray of Love-Wisdom, the substance that underlies this entire solar system.
Leo is unique in that it is symbolic of both the crown and heart centres and their ultimate working synthesis - of Love and Will. The golden-maned Leo is the Lion-Heart. Leo rules the heart centre, as do the Love-Wisdom ray distributors, Sun and Jupiter.
Hence Leo's magnanimity, "... loftiness of spirit enabling one to bear trouble calmly, to disdain meanness and pettiness, and to display a noble generosity." The Hindu word Magha is Sanskrit for grand or noble.
Golden solar rays penetrate deep into the Earth, where their expression is found in gold. No wonder this precious metal has been of such significance to ancient cultures such as the Mayans, Aztecs and Egyptians.
Yet the value that those ancients ascribed to gold was entirely spiritual in many cases; it was only with the invasion of modern cultures that the value of the metal became far more materialised. It is interesting to note that gold is esoterically associated with the second ray, or 'second aspect' as it is sometimes called:
"The standard metals, such as gold and silver, which play such a vital part in the life of the race, and are the mineral manifestation of the second aspect."
The human fascination and obsession with gold, although grossly materialistic, may well be subconsciously connected to the realisation that it is symbolic of solar consciousness - with which all of humanity will be united, once the Path of Liberation has been successfully trodden.
Yet so far, most of humanity are concerned with the furious accumulation of gold for material gain. The modern day value of gold is arbitrary, one could assign a similar value to sea-shells, like crazy Caligula once commanded his soldiers to gather - as the 'spoils of war'!
The Sun is of course, reflected in all kingdoms of nature...
Generosity is the moral imperative of this extraordinarily selfish era. Let us examine the origin of these two words, generosity and kindness.
Generous ... from generosus, 'of noble birth', 'magnanimous'. Latin genus, 'kin', 'clan', 'race'. To be generous was literally a way of saying, 'to belong to nobility'.
Kindness ... originally meant feelings of relatives for one another, hence 'kin' as mentioned above. However, now that humanity is starting to recognise itself as one family (a greater 'kin'), that transcends the tribal consciousness of the sacral centre, the practice of kindness becomes the next obvious evolutionary step.
Leo is therefore, the archetype of the
noble ruler who has achieved self-rule and is able to serve others (Aquarius).
The tyrant ruler who exercises severity, rules by the will working through the
lower mind. The benevolent ruler has long since passed that stage of evolution and
serves his/her subjects (Aquarius) from the heart, with grace and humility:
But in Aquarius, the polar opposite of Leo and its sign of consummation, he becomes outgoing; there is no centre or circle of circumscribed influence but only two outgoing lines of energy, pouring from him into the world of men. The self-conscious individual in Leo becomes the conscious server in Aquarius, and this is well expressed for us in the symbols of these two signs. The Aquarian is consecrated to group service and to the welfare of humanity."
The approaching Aquarian cycle of 2,160 years
is automatically activating its Leo polarity, bringing about a shift from mass
to individualised consciousness. Whilst the lower Leo attributes will prevail
at first, our rapidly expanding global consciousness will draw those toward the
path of the Leo sovereign, who serves his/her particular 'kingdom' or
Fourth Ray - Beauty, Art
Second Ray - Love-Wisdom
Brazil is therefore an entity that is on the 'second ray' or 'heart line' of 4 and 2. In some respects it is a modern sphinx, a creature created by the unification of Leo the Lion and Virgo the Virgin - a lion's body with the face of a woman. In this cycle, the second ray of love-wisdom pours through Virgo the most powerfully. The mystery of the sphinx concerns the mystery (and unification) of the solar and lunar angels, will and love, soul and personality, masculine and feminine.
In the larger view of history, this modern 'mystery of the sphinx' is connected to Brazil's dharma as the leading nation of the emerging Sixth Rootrace, over the next 25,000 years.
Brazil's spiritual motto is, "I hide the seed", hinting at the racial synthesis occurring now, that will bear its fruit in the Sixth Rootrace; it will be a synthesis of many races, but with Latin the roots of Portuguese and Spanish predominating. The ethnic groups are: 47.73% White [European], 43.13% Pardo [Mestizo], 7.61% Black [African], 1.09% Asian [mainly Japanese, then Chinese] and 0.43% Amerindian [Indigenous tribes].
During this Sixth Rootrace (that will last for millions of years), humanity will revert once more to a physically androgynous state, reflecting the inner synthesis of consciousness achieved. Hence the pre-Individualisation state of androgyny in ancient Lemuria will travel full circle at some time during the Sixth Rootrace - but with the gain of conscious evolution.
Brazil completes an esoteric triangle with Britain and the USA. Britain represents the pinnacle of Fifth Rootrace development of the mind. USA is a synthesis of Europe and other ethnicities - it is a bridge between the fifth and sixth rootraces. Brazil represents the future Sixth Rootrace, it is a branchrace seed connected within the Fifth Rootrace. The second ray of love wisdom is the soul of Britain and USA, the personality ray of Brazil:
"You will note that of the major nations only Brazil, Great Britain and the United States of America are definitely under the influence of the second ray. An interesting fact emerges as we consider this grouping. Great Britain is the custodian of the wisdom aspect of the second ray force for the [Fifth] Aryan race, so called.
The United States fulfills the same office for the sixth or coming subrace, which is the germ race for the future sixth great race, whilst Brazil will function as the leading division of the great sixth race.
These three races embody the attractive cohesive aspect of the second ray, and will demonstrate it through wisdom and wise government, based on idealism and love.
The United States will therefore represent a fusion of races, with the Anglo-Saxon element dominating. Brazil will later represent the best of that which the Latin races have eventually to give. This presented fusion will be considered from the angle of the ray types and the basic unfolding principles, and not from the angle of culture and civilisation.
Great Britain therefore represents the aspect of mind which expresses itself in intelligent government, based eventually on just, loving understanding. This, I say, is the ideal before her, but not the fulfilled achievement. The United States represents the intuitive faculty, expressing itself as illumination and the power to fuse and blend.
Brazil (or rather what that country will then be called, for the time of this expression lies thousands of years ahead), will represent a linking interpreting civilisation, based on the unfoldment of the abstract consciousness, which is a blend of the intellect and the intuition, and which reveals the wisdom aspect of love in its beauty. But the period of the development of this great civilisation lies too far ahead to make speculation possible."
Note the phrase, "Brazil will function as the leading division of the great sixth race", pointing to Brazil's Leo soul coming into its full strength - leadership and "sovereign of the kingdom". As a foundation for the Sixth Rootrace, Brazil will be a synthesis of the Fifth Rootrace, holding an numerical affinity with Leo, the fifth zodiac sign.
Love and beauty are intrinsic to Brazil's rays of fourth soul and second personality:
"India, France, the United States of America, Russia and Brazil are all feminine and constitute the nurturing mother aspect. They are feminine in their psychology — intuitive, mystical, alluring, beautiful, fond of display and colour, and with the faults also of the feminine aspect, such as over emphasis upon the material aspects of life, upon pageantry, upon possession and upon money or its equivalent as a symbol of the form side of existence. They mother and nurture civilisation and ideas."
Rio Carnivale ... Leo (fun, play) and a fourth ray soul:
"... feminine in their psychology ... intuitive, mystical,
alluring, beautiful, fond of display and colour..."
Like individuals, nations are at various stages of evolution. Brazil's fourth ray soul has an unique resonance with two other European nations:
"When the fourth Ray of Harmony through Conflict is the energy expressing itself through the soul, the indications are that the country concerned is nearing the Path of Discipleship or the Path of Probation. Austria and Germany are nearing the Path of Discipleship; Brazil is on the Path of Probation and will rapidly move forward ..."
This passage was written over sixty years ago. As Brazil comes into its own as an economic power (with all the attendant problems), it may well reflect a stepping away from the Path of Probation and nearing the Path of Discipleship.
Yet, with its deeply corrupt economic and political systems, the generosity of Brazil's Leo soul is not yet fully in evidence; selfishness prevails - as it does in many other nations. Nevertheless, anyone who has visited Brazil will attest to the generosity of the Brazilian people - this is the kind of paradox that one finds in fourth ray nations, particularly Latin ones like Italy!
As Latin America is a large remnant of ancient Atlantis, the old Atlantean karma still lingers, of which theft was its major vice - the polar opposite of generosity and giving. Of course this is an universal problem because what constituted the theft of property and valuables in those days, even though it still continues, is giving way now to the theft of privacy, freedom, individual human rights and information.
As the Sixth Rootrace emerges, the battleground between the old and emerging values will play itself out on the same soil. This is true for the Americas as a whole, including the USA, as these lands are all remnants of Atlantis.
Brazil's Coat of Arms: Note the five-pointed star (Leo the 5th sign).
The date does not represent the true horoscope,
but an important stage in its history.
In his comprehensive Tapestry of the Gods, author Michael D. Robbins looks at the combination of Leo and the fourth ray, yielding some clues about Brazil's future. Here follows just a few points, edited and partly paraphrased for succinctness:
Ø Flair for the Dramatic - Leo and the fourth ray, full of color and contrast. Spontaneity and strong improvisational abilities. Flourishing in the arts, spectacular artistic achievement. [Ed: Avant-garde architecture, a fourth ray 'occupation'.]
Ø Personality Integration - Leo represents the integrated personality, but the fourth ray must first contribute to its harmonization.
Ø Imagination - both Leo and the fourth ray are connected to this theme.
Ø Self-Centeredness - Both types [Leo-4th ray] become the dramatic center of their own experience, and decentralization becomes a necessity.
Ø Drama of Experiential Living - requires a full entry into circumstance rather than a detached and theoretical view.
Ø Unification - Leo is about unification under a centralized authority; the fourth ray - cooperative, harmonious unification after inevitable frictions are worked out.
Ø Intuition serves the revelation of Divine Beauty, glorious beauty.
With two full moons in Leo in 2013, the Leo soul purpose of Brazil may well receive a great stimulation, on the heels of its recent conflicts. Alignment between soul and personality always entails conflict and of course Brazil's soul is the fourth ray of 'harmony through conflict'.
At this time of writing, Venus transits the Leo ascendant of the esoterically rectified horoscope, affirming like an oracle the veracity of using this chart and the right timing for discussing the soul destiny of Brazil. You might be incarnate in the USA, Australia or Europe in this life, but you might very well find yourself in Brazil in the next!
Phillip Lindsay © 2013.
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