Category: Astrological News Written by Robert Wilkinson
Around 9 am PDT, 4 pm GMT on March 19, the Sun enters the last degree of Pisces, marking the final phase of the 360 steps (degrees) of transformation. This is the Omega point, the end of the end of the old year where we prepare for the beginning of the new, as symbolized by the first degree of Aries, the Northern Hemispheric Vernal entry point into Spring. This year, take clear aim in the midst of swirling crosscurrents.
In the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the end of Winter and begins a time of an explosion of life in Nature, where we will begin to work to bring forth whatever harvest the coming seasons will yield. The Southern Hemisphere experiences this seasonal phase exactly 6 months from now. Still, since the Sun is at the 30th degree of Pisces, today is the time to be as clear as possible about the form of what you would see made manifest in the future, since 30 Pisces is said to be a degree of "Archetypalization."
The Astrology of Personality states in the short notes on the Sabian Symbols taken from the original Marc Jones class that this is a degree of the "Eventual concrete manifestation of all higher poetic images and enduring truths of the race. Sure culmination of effort." Referencing the original Jones' work on the symbols, we find the symbol for the 30th degree of Pisces is "The Great Stone Face," taken from a Nathaniel Hawthorne tale.
Dr. Jones says this degree "is a symbol of human responsibility as an immortality of the soul, and of a way of living which has become a continual manifestation of its ideal..." He states this dramatizes our “self-discovery to others as an encouragement to them in their own alignment to eternal reality.”
He continues "Each individual selects the image within himself to which he would shape himself outwardly, and this he comes to resemble..." He reminds us that "Character is destiny," in the sense that as you shape your character you make your Destiny.
The keyword for the symbol is "Discernment," and we are told that when operating positively, "the degree is self-integrity in its irresistible impact on the course of events." So this degree is a challenge to articulate an effective self-realization in a continual manifestation of some ideal, and “self-discovery” to encourage others to align with an eternal reality.
In his masterwork, An Astrological Mandala, Dane Rudhyar offers this degree is about "the power of clearly visualized ideals to mold the life of the visualizer," which addresses our power of self-transformation expressed through our thought form building capacities. This degree falls in the Span of Protection, Scene of Perpetuation, and is the ultimate degree on the Individual-Mental level in the Act of Capitalization.
In that work, Rudhyar brings up one of the most important spiritual qualities of this degree: This power can be developed through visualization, when the emotions and the will are poured into the visualized mental image. This is one of the powers latent in the human vehicle, called Siddhas, which have been demonstrated by many Higher Beings in many cultures throughout the ages. Rudhyar further compares it to the power in a seed to replicate and provide a pattern for the future growth of the generic plant archetype in its various forms.
This is the energetic principle around and permeating affirmations, meditation, chanting various mantras, the power of "positive thinking," and every principle offered in the not-so-secret "Secret." We do have the power to bring forth a demonstration from Spirit, as long as a) it is true for us, and b) we do not undermine our thought-forms with doubt, negativity, rationalizations, or interfering conscious or unconscious waveforms distracting us from our concentrations. Impatience leading to doubt and/or a lack of focus is one of the killers of our dreams.
The process is one of 1) Concentration, 2) Meditation, and 3) Contemplation yielding A) Force Realization, B) Force Application, and C) Force Utilization. We must first learn to concentrate before we can move into meditating on a thing. Once we have the ability to meditate, then we can contemplate anything from a holistic perspective.
As we do this, we begin to realize we are more aware than we were before. These realizations must be applied as best we are able, to see what works and what needs to be refined. As we apply our realizations, we become skilled at various things which help us serve however we are called to serve.
As we learn various ways to “get out of our own way” and dream a more perfect future, we are able to inspire healing energies on the material, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. When directed wisely, this power to shape and direct energy can be used to heal cancers at great distances or mitigate potential "natural disasters," among other things. It all depends on what is visualized, what is affirmed, and the level of consciousness of the dreamer.
It is said the process of "precipitation" that such adepts as Christ, H.P. Blavatsky, Babaji, Apollonius of Tyana, Sri Yukteswar Giri, and other venerable teachers of antiquity and modernity use to demonstrate "miracles" are just the wise use of Nature to fulfill Her power to bring forth all forms in the right way and time. Nothing miraculous is ever contrary to Nature's laws. Rather, they are the fulfillment of the human potential, a great thing indeed if the chronicles of antiquity are to be believed.
We have the power to create a much greater future for ourselves, but we must organize into thought-form building groups to strengthen the manifestations. Part of the work in bringing forth a better world will come from negating the destructive thought-forms that pervade our psychic atmosphere.
Also, thought-forms must be crafted with great precision if we are to bring forth the desired effect with a minimum of unintended consequences. And of course we must have faith in our power to bring forth desirable manifestations, if we just align our little will with the Divine Will, or Spirit. Works here are the demonstration of our faith.
This is why we must seek our community, near and far, to find those in our Sangha whose faith and thought-form building capacities can harmonize with ours. Then synergy takes over, and the total is always more than the parts.
Open to singing your song, your unique part to play in the completeness of the Whole, in just the right way and time within the larger global harmony. As we embrace our part in concert with others in our Spiritual Group, aka "Ray Group," we can experiment with potential thought-forms we could develop together. The results over time will blow your mind and heal the Earth, as well as all the creatures and anything else in the path of the wave form.
The recognition of our interrelatedness is essential for those of us who care for our world, humanity, the creatures and plants and Gaia Herself. We humans must at some point set aside our differences and create thought-forms that will effect positive change, to whatever degree we are able. This will take 10,000 shapes so don't judge anything too quickly or harshly.
It took a few hundred years to poison this Earth, so it may take a decade or two to reverse the negative exploitive destructive thought-forms that are rampant today. Still, the effort is worth our lives and "our sacred honor," since if we don't, we'll wake up on the other side someday and wonder why we didn't take advantage of our opportunity to create a better world for our children, grandchildren, and all sentient Beings to come.
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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
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