I present to you a very special rumination of mine this heartfelt Julian New Moon and Solar Eclipse.
Demons are why people are being driven insane, for a demon is an entity (be it in form or thought) that has deviated from the path of Light and Love. They are internal and external, working together in perfect symmetry to egg the Soul onward up the divine ladder. We may try to shake them out of our hair and sleeves, dig them out of our closets and from under our beds, but like a soot sprite, they are evasive little creatures, yet they are still a part of us and our World.
Similarly, astrotheology presents the planets as only representative ideas or stories of the Self, negating astrology’s more polytheistic view of individual entities influencing the World. However, they are more than but mere archetypal myths employed to explain the very fabric of our psychological makeup…they are equally to be understood as very literal cosmic personalities as real as anything else in this Universe. For instance, Jupiter in an astrological chart represents one’s own worldly expansion, how they are received or honored in the World, and how they acquire fame. But also, Jupiter is still the god of the gods – the puppeteer of the show. One’s own Jupiter placement in their natal chart will identify the relationship between the individual and the god. Those with Jupiter risings, midheavens, and/or solar conjunctions tend to be held in his disposition. I suppose the idea is the Universe works in a very organic clockwork fashion, where even the “make-believe” holds form as well.
It is easy to see how and why someone might find associations with the gods rather unnerving, but it is not something to be feared. The very sharp Reality of their being here interlocked with how we Humans operate on a day to day basis strikes the layman as a chilling apparition. Such a ghostly sighting will either drive off its witnesses or draw them in to explore their otherworldly domain. Those who choose this esoteric path to seek the purpose of the paranormal will inevitably be lured in by the grace of divine elegance to worship the ascended masters, quite placing wisdom as the most esteemed element of this Universe. But let’s say that they continue exploring from a neutral stance, appreciating the Love and wisdom they receive, though still gliding along the waters and through the sky. When they get to the Moon and look through Her mirror, their Hearts will open wide and finally realize the Light they had been chasing all along – that the Moonlight is the Sunlight, that the Human is the God, made perfectly in His image.
But you see, to fly through the Heavens, we must accept swimming through the Hells, for neither exist without the other. Without the other, they would have nothing to compare and contrast the Self with, and thus lacking any definition within such a deadening echo. A part of what makes a god a God is their bringing up their own angels and demons to the surface, leaving no part of their Selves behind in their journey, for, as the Twilight Zone’s “Eye of the Beholder” spoke, “when everyone is beautiful, no one will be, because without ugliness, there can be no beauty.”
And if you may recall in the film Heartless, the main character, Jamie Morgan, confronts his own inner demons in a twisted plot to make his dreams come true. They did, but at a lethal price, not just from the debt he owed to Papa B, but the debt he weighted his conscience down with. Eventually he met his breaking point and transformed those same inner demons with Love and forgiveness as he understood this very fundamental Human concept.
This is the premise of godhood and why so very few reach that position in the cosmic social strata. Just like how Humanity’s civilizations have seen both the courage and honor of genuine royalty and the slander from deeply traumatized and dissociated mutants, the outer order within the Universal Sphere exhibits this mega polarity also. Though a hard lesson many have learned and continue to learn, it has always proved that to cheat one’s way to ascension simultaneously cheats them out of godhood. Wicked powers align their might, but the True and Authentic Self possesses fantastically greater powers than their adversaries.
“I think too much on things I want too much
It makes me hateful and I say stupid things
Only you can fill my blank heart
And I’m resigned to that
I wish the sun could just keep me warm
And I’m resigned to that
I’ll forget to breathe someday
I’ve never stopped to think why”
– “Resigned” by Blur
(The image used at the top of this page is Orpheus and Eurydice, by Matteo Temporin, Italy.)