Full Moon & New Moon
New Moon of Virgo, NLN, 2008
Virgo New Moon, August 30, 2008
The Lights of Virgo
Virgo is the Blended Dual Light
Personality and Soul Blend
The light of the personality dims, as the Light of the Soul grows brighter
(In Libra, a choice which path will we choose? between the two is made)
Rays of Virgo
Ray 2 of Love/Wisdom
Ray 6 of Desire, Hope, Faith, Aspiration (the Pisces Age ray)
Rulers (Virgo streams through) of Virgo
Mercury (Ray 4, Harmony Through Conflict), personality level
Moon (Ray 4), veiling Neptune (Ray 6), Soul level
Dates, Times, Degrees
Virgo New Moon, Saturday August 30th, 12: 58 pm (Pacific time), 7.48 degrees Virgo Solar Festival & Full Moon, Monday, September 15th, 2:13 am, 23 degrees Virgo
The New Group of World Servers (NGWS) worldwide invites everyone to join with us at the New and Full Moon festivals, which are the very first strands of the New World Religion being anchored on Earth. During the New Moon festivals, the task is to Help Strengthen the Hands (Work) of the New Groups of World Servers & men and women of Goodwill everywhere. During the solar festivals (full moons) our task is to radiate into humanity the energies and forces lying behind the rays, constellations, Sun and planets (the energies available each month).
The NGWS stands as a bridge between humanity and the Christ & His Hierarchy (disciples & initiates in the inner worlds and the Inner Spiritual Government) forming a conscious alignment of Will-to-Good (from the Atmic plane, Spiritual Will, Ray 1 flowing through Ray 2) which, when reaching our minds, turns into Goodwill (Ray 2 distributing Ray 1). The latter occurs on the 7th subplane of the mental plane, the plane of abstraction. These cosmic and heavenly energies, distributed by the Hierarchy & the NGWS, flow into and through five spiritual inlets (New York, London, Geneva, Darjeeling, & Tokyo) where they are received and distributed to humanity (through their minds and hearts) and to Earth's kingdoms (mineral, plant, animal, human).
Thus, all beings living upon and within the Earth are uplifted; evolution (path toward Spirit) proceeds and redemption and resurrection become possible.
Join us at the times of the new and full moons (or 8 pm the evening beforehand) by reciting the Soul and Great Invocations (Great Mantram of Direction), world prayers given to humanity by the Christ specifically for these times.
Virgo New Moon
Saturday. August 30th (the second New Moon of the month) is Virgo New Moon (7.48 degrees) at 12:58 pm (lunchtime). In Leo we discover our gifts and come to self-identity through creative endeavors. In Virgo, Mercury ruled, we analyze, refine, improve, and seek to serve others. For parents with Virgo children, teach them how to "serve" and tend to themselves first. This lays the groundwork for true service later on. Often we find Virgos who do not (are not capable, were not taught to) tend to themselves first, in a rush to serve others. This creates imbalance within the need-to-be-tidy-&-organized Virgo.
The personality seed thought for Virgo is, "Let matter reign." Matter is mater (Latin) for mother. Virgo is an earth sign and deeply connected to form and matter. At the earlier stages (on the Mutable Cross) Virgo (the Soul) is deeply hidden and embedded within matter, experiencing and experimenting with substance. At a later time of Virgo's growth, when the Soul has had adequate experiences in form and matter, the personality and Soul unite (the two lights become blended), the personality dims as the Soul strengthens. It is then that the Light inherent within matter is released. But until this time, the Soul's presence is hidden. This is the "gestation" of Virgo.
Saturn plays a role in this New Moon, bringing a serious and disciplined presence. Saturn is Ray 3, Divine Intelligence. We must have a developed mind and intellect to understand the Ageless Wisdom teachings. On the personality level, Saturn not only disciplines and structures our mind/intellect and teaches us about limitation and materialization and things of this Earth (Earth is also Ray 3) but Saturn is also (and later becomes) the Dweller on the Threshold, who shows us our illusions, crystallization, attachments to form and matter, hopes, dreams and ambitions based on material forms no longer useful to us in order to "graduate" into the next level of consciousness).
Saturn appears as we "graduate" from each of the three initial Initiations (birth, baptism, transfiguration). Here, at the 'threshold' (doorway between the old and the new) we 'meet' (encounter) the Dweller (Saturn) whose purpose is to see if we are ready for the next stage of consciousness. We experience deeply and often with great grief the limitations that are part of living on planet Earth. We confront our own morality (!) and become acquainted with the "way of all things", the laws we must live within, on planet Earth. It can be a devastating encounter. Eventually, after many such "encounters', Saturn ceases to be the Dweller and becomes the Teacher, introducing us to the Soul, sustaining us within our eventual acceptance that there are guidelines we must learn about if we are to enter into the higher, more inclusive states of consciousness.
Saturn provides the intellectual structures and disciplines of the lower mind needed to progress upward upon Jacob's Ladder (Constitution of Man/Mind). Then, at the plane of the Soul (5th subplane of the mental plane upward see Constitution of Man/Mind), Saturn stands at the Door holding all the personality traits as yet unconquered which must be recognized and transformed before the next step can be taken. Note: the battle between the Dweller (personality traits) and the Angel of Presence (the Soul) will take place in Libra.
The present opportunity: For now, in relationship to our personal lives and the Virgo New Moon chart, we are to build concrete mental structures (intelligence through study) that will bring forth Love/Wisdom. The study of astrology, personality and esoteric, and the Ageless Wisdom teachings brings forth the needed mental structures that build the Antakarana (Rainbow Bridge) to the intuition. What are we doing (studying, disciplining) in our lives that enhances our intelligence (Saturn, Ray 3), purifies (Virgo) and prepares us?
Saturn trines Jupiter (until December 11th) at the Virgo New Moon. Saturn is structure, and Jupiter is expansion into love/wisdom (the Ray 2). Ray 2 & Ray 3 combine creative fusing the two. Jupiter trine Saturn is a harmonious blending where the mind becomes loving and love becomes intelligent. Having the intentions for a loving mind and an intelligent heart allows this trine to absorb into our personalities (physical body, emotions, lower mind). We then become Soul directed and radiant with projected Goodwill. This is our task and purpose.
Notes to Readers:
The above information is from an esoteric (spiritual) point of view. The energies are subtle. Without knowing this information each of us simply lives our lives unaware of the potential opportunities available to us. How to use this information is to first be aware of the subtle energies falling to earth each day, consider them opportunities for greater clarity and livingness, and have the intentions to absorb the energies and opportunities for the one's spiritual betterment and the uplifting of humanity. Then the door opens and the Dweller (Saturn) turns into the Angel of Presence (Soul) and we are in alignment with the greater energies of God (the Father, Will-to-Good), the Sun/Son (Christ, Love/Wisdom, Soul, Goodwill), and the Mother (Divine Intelligence, Holy Spirit, redeeming matter).
The Virgo solar festival Full Moon text will be available sometime prior to September 15th. Check back. Risa
* Seed thoughts from Esoteric Astrology, by Alice A. Bailey.
The Great Invocation
I am the Soul.
I am Light Divine.
I am Love.
I am Will.
I am Fixed Design.
From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men --
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the center which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out.
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power
restore the Plan on Earth.
"The above Invocation or Prayer does not belong to any person or group but to all Humanity." -- Alice A. Bailey
Follow the outline for Full Moon meditation found at www.lucistrust.org.
"I Mother (matter), Son (consciousness), God (Spirit), Am."
-- Virgo Soul-level seed thought
You are invited to participate in the Virgo Full Sun/Moon Meditation by joining us in saying the "Great Invocation" on September 14, at 8:00 pm (PDT).
See yourself as a point of light linking up with all
of the other points of light around the world with the
intention to receive, hold and radiate the blessing on
behalf of all of humanity and the animal, plant and