There has been much talk about the Aquarius the Age we have now entered having completed the 2,160 year period of the Age of Pisces. We also completed the 25,920 year Cosmic Year of Pisces.
What does this mean? Each Age contains 2,160 years. One Cosmic Year contains 12 Ages just as each calendar or zodiacal year contains twelve months. Therefore twelve ages equals 25,920 years of cosmic time and is called a Cosmic Year.
We have ended not only the Age of Pisces, but also completed the Cosmic Year of Pisces. The question one might ask is: “Why aren’t we not in the Age of Aries which would naturally follow Pisces?” The reason is we are on a Reverse Path or the Path of Return.
From the very beginning when man chose to clothe himself in flesh to come to this planet, he knew he would return.
This return can be interpreted as a return to a physical place called “home” as talked about in the symbolic story of the prodigal son, which is really symbolic and refers to a place of oneness or wholeness. The return requires the traveler to leave behind the world of illusion for one of self-conscious awareness and one’s true place in the universe.
The old Chinese proverb that says: A picture is worth a thousand words and applies greatly when it relates to what I refer to as the Tarot Keys. The Tarot Keys is a book or deck contains 78 pictorial images developed by the sages in Fez Morocco many thousands of years ago. This book contains the most profound story of man’s involution, his journey through matter and his eventual evolution out of the illusion of matter.
The Key which represents the Age of Aquarius is Key 17 called the STAR.
Aquarius is an air sign so we know that much of the work of this age will be focus on the regeneration of the mind. The world we inhabit is the collective projection on the screen of life of the ideas and thought-forms that have become humanity’s reality for ages. Just as mankind has created what he has clearly discovered he no longer likes; he must now reverse his thinking to create the reality he now feels are more in alignment with where he wants to go.
I would like to take you back to the Age preceding this one, the Age of Pisces. I feel the Key 18 of the Tarot offers many great clues that will help us understand the relevance of the present Age and the stories both Keys tell. The role of the High Priestess is to keep hidden the Arcane Mysteries until mankind developed the capacity to decode them, though steadily impulsing him toward the goal of self-knowledge.
Symbolisms are the media used by the soul to communicate its messages to man. He must have therefore developed the capacity to unravel the mysteries.
So one may ask: What was the High Priestess keeping secret and, what is Isis Urania, Key 17, now about to reveal?
The High Priestess is the first representation of Water and is the symbol of perfect memory and in particular, perfect recollection of the One Life who never forgets anything. She is the Intelligence of Unity, Love and Wisdom. She sits between two pillars, one black, one white..
She is the link and the reconciler between all that seem opposing. She links and reconnects all that has operated under the illusion of separation. She holds the secrets of the riddle of the Sphinx.
The riddle: Who is Man?
This Key 17 displays in the foreground the image of a Woman named Isis Urania who is nude…
To put this image in context, She is the same woman represented by Key 2
called the High Priestess who is the Female Elder of the Temple, and in contrast to Key 17 is fully veiled and robed. She is the symbol of “Truth Unveiled”.
The woman in this Key is one of the members of the Egyptian Triad: Father/Osiris, Mother/Isis, Son/Horus. Being able to decipher the symbols of this Key tells the whole story of the Age of Aquarius. The two central figures in the Key are ISIS, the brightest and largest THE STAR. The Key however is called THE STAR which tells me that this Star is central to the Age of Aquarius.
The large Star is Sirius also referred to as the Star of Mercury. The seven smaller stars are the seven chakras or the seven planets which Sirius operates through.
It is well known in many quarters in our society the role that Sirius plays in the affairs of humanity and this planet. For centuries the Dogon people of Mali, West Africa have told of their unbroken connection and communication with the High Priests on Sirius. A detailed account of this long history can be found in Robert Temple’s book: The Sirius Mystery. After years of ridiculing the idea, NASA confirmed in 1953 that in fact there is a star system called Sirius and now this is an accepted fact. The goal of Sirius for mankind and the planet are intertwined and are the same—the spiritualization of matter. To achieve this objective, the design of the human body and the planet each with its seven chakras need to be able respond of the outer cosmic forces on the planetary forces. The without must be aligned with the within for the manifestation of the Divine Plan for both the human vehicle and the planetary vehicle. That Plan and Purpose is the merge of the pairs of opposites. And so the inner work is facilitated by the alignment of the outer planetary forces with the inner planetary forces(the seven primary chakras) for the fulfillment of the Great Work to be accomplished in man.
In Key 17 is a tree—The Tree of life — and in the background is the Ibis bird representative of Thoth or Hermes who is the messenger of the God to Man.
The process of spiritual transformation is a physical and spiritual one. The seven planets and the seven primary human chakras which are aligned with the seven major glands of the endocrine system provide the process through which the regeneration of the human vehicle is achieved and are as follows:
Saturn —The root chakra/base of the spine is associated with the reproductive systems: ovaries in the female and testes in the male. Through these glands information from one lifetime is carried over to the next and the awareness of unfinished business that must be addressed. This is where the influence of Saturn the celestial teacher insists and brings pressure to bear on the individual to not move forward until these issues are overcome. Many called them trials but Saturn calls them lessons and creates crisis in one’s life to bring attention to what must be changed so as not to keep repeating the same life lessons and in repeating lifecycles. “Dominion and Slavery” is the pair of opposites representing the path of Saturn. Man is a co-creator, who shares in the administration of the Great Work, and assists in the evolution of the Great Plan for the liberation of humanity and for this he must be prepared.
Mars —The second chakra involving the adrenal glands on top of the kidneys influences the emotional nature of the individual. These forces of Mars are meant help destroy the emotional attachments to our individual, racial and national realities that are outworn, outmoded and erroneous; and to prevent repeated incarnations to learn the lessons Saturn are sure to present again, and again. Mars is the planetary force that rules, conditions, and controls the entire physical vehicle called the personality. The influences of Mars lead to idealism, destructive fanaticism, struggle, strife, and war, which were the characteristics of the Age of Pisces that has just ended. Unfortunately, there are many who are desperately holding on to that past—a past, which cannot be recaptured.
Jupiter—The solar plexus chakra is associated with the digestive system and the pancreatic gland. This center is usually called the abdominal brain and is associated with the memories of survival we carry with us over lifetimes. These memories are primarily associated with the autonomic nervous system, which carry on the functions of the body without thought on the part of the individual. Between the Jupiter center and the heart center is the diaphragm which separates the lower three centers from the upper three and the higher mind from the lower mind. The solar plexus is where the Jupiter force resides in the body, and this is the organ of our psychological rapport with other human beings as well as the occult center of our contact with the memory of the lower kingdoms. Jupiter, the ruler and conveyor of expansion, significantly expresses itself to bring the individual to ripeness.
The Sun —The heart chakra and is associated with the Thymus gland located in the chest, behind the sternum. This gland produces T-Cells which produce blood cells that fight off infection. The heart is central to the specific purpose for which Man was sent into incarnation. All the mysteries recognize the heart as the center of spiritual consciousness. The heart is so central to the consciousness of the individual that it is important to recognize all its physical and non-physical aspects, as well as the fact that this is the place where the mental, emotional, and physical aspects of the individual come together to be expressed internally and externally.
Venus —The throat chakra-associated with the thyroid gland. It is located in the neck and regulates metabolism and protein absorption. It is also the largest gland in the body. All philosophers and sages conclude that she is the ‘alter ego’ of planet Earth, and therefore is primarily involved in the functioning of outcomes here. Her relationship with the Sun in Sirius focuses on the development of the lower and higher mental bodies of Man, and correspondingly, the quickening and strengthening of the heart. The three influences of Sirius are focused in the Regulus, usually referred to as “the Heart of the Lion”, a white star of great magnitude in the constellation of Leo.
The Moon —The Brow Charka and is associated with the pituitary gland and inner and external vision. It is located in the middle of the brain, regulates homeostasis. The Moon, the mother of forms, is the symbol of matter, and deals with the lunar mansions, the home of the soul in all three worlds of human endeavor. Greater knowledge of the lunar forms reveals an understanding of the physical body, the astral vehicle, and the mental sheath. The Moon, and the moon center in the body, the pituitary gland together with the hypothalmus, are concerned with the exoteric influences, which affect the ordinary life of the human, bringing about the fusion of the will-to-be and to know, and of the heart and mind, which leads to the inclination in the individual to create the conditions that lead to the significant and critical transformations of instinct into intellect. The Moon is said by sages to veil the mysterious and occult planet Uranus, and now that this veil is being removed, this ruler of the Aquarian Age is causing great transference in the human consciousness from intellectual perceptions to intuitive knowledge.
Mercury —The Base of the Skull associated with the pineal gland which produces melatonin the pigment that connects all humanity and which everyone has in his brain. It controls sleep/wake and reasoning function. It is through this center that Hermes or Mercury, the messenger of God to Man operates to bring man into a perfect recall of his relationship to each other and to all life. It is through the influence of this center that the Brotherhood of man, a hallmark of the Aquarian Age that man will come to understand his obligation to one another. Mercury works with Venus, who conditions the inner work of the individual to elicit the embryonic understanding of causes and conditions to complete this task of the inner work. It is Mercury that conditions the mind toward the will-to-be, which initiated the beginning of Man’s incarnation upon the Earth, as well as the idea to be in form. This same force of will influences the idea to initiate all new decisions, including freedom from form.
The seven interior centers called chakras, form the ladder with seven rungs on which each aspirant descends on his way down into the world of sense experience through the five senses. and are the same seven rungs of the ladder on which he ascends in consciousness with right occult or esoteric training.
Other esoteric writings give us great insights into the role of Sirius in human evolution of which Masonry is the most significant. The Great White Lodge on Sirius is the prototype of the Great White Lodge on Earth and modern Masonry is a distortion of that Lodge. In this Lodge there is no separation based on gender, race, social standing and financial background. Membership in this lodge is achieved only through spiritual regeneration.
When a true understanding of Masonry is grasped, the restoration of these sacred and ancient mysteries will become a reality on the planet.
Though Masonry has been corrupt and inadequate, it still contains within it the germ for future externalization.
LVX—May Light Be Extended Upon You!
For more information you may explore these books: Understanding Your Choice; Unveiling the Secrets of the Feminine Principle, The Role of Consciousness in Governance and The Idea That Is the United Sates of America- Its Occult Foundation at: www.ancientmysterybooks.com