Greetings Friends – Are you, like me, feeling the anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse on Saturn-day 14 October 2023, (the day after Friday the 13th)? This stellar event is a prelude to the reprise of the total “The Great American Eclipse” we will experience 8 days after Easter in 2024. This weekend we will be standing in the shadow of that Friday, the 13th in October 1307, when King Philip IV of France, in league with Pope Clement V ordered all Templars to be rounded up & thrown in prison.
And today with the tensions in Isreal & Palestine, the palor of the corona crisis still hanging in the air, along with the ever-growing descent into the dark of the year, there is a feeling of unease, along with a morbid curiosity, & yes, excitement around witnessing this dramatic cosmic & earthly event. This has set in motion some dire predictions, peaking deep anxiety about the state of the world. Or on the other end we have the Pollyanna’s.
But friends, fearful interpretations or Luciferic revelings around these signs in the heavens are not helpful, we need to understand the Spiritual Science involved so that as upright human beings we can meet this event, adding our speaking to the stars. Humanity is not meant to lie down in fear as helpless victims to these “evil omens” The apocalyptic world we live in needs us to step up – to be courageous & creative as we go into the dark moon phase, awaiting our moment to uphold the Sun during the eclipse times, employing our Michaelic sword & shield.
In this Age of Michael, we are called to develop our Consciousness Soul, applying discernment, & overcoming selfish egotism to foster inclusion, to build & awaken true community. To do this we must participate imaginatively in these milestone times. We can perform actions together in person, AND on the inner planes that will bond & strengthen us, giving power to our collective working. ‘When 2 or more are gathered’, we become a beacon that calls in The Christ, as the meaning of the Earth, as the Cosmic Being of the Sun, & as the Son of the Holy Trinity – opening us to a reality where our highest human evolution can be set in motion.
So the question is: “What positive effects can we contribute for the good of humanity, for Mother Earth & the Universe?”
This is an opportunity to be active & creative – To enact the true Rosicrucian connection between Art, Science & Spirituality. The stars are waiting for us join the cosmic conversation. They are ever speaking – Now it’s our turn to embody The Word with them.
What can we do in anticipation & in reply to the solar eclipse on Saturday & the entire eclipse cycle we are in now? For those who would like to take up some indications from Anthroposophy, be encouraged to read Steiner’s amazing lectures called HUMAN QUESTIONS AND COSMIC ANSWERS, GA 213 – This is what the CRC worked with during the ‘Great American Eclipse’ of 2017.
To better understand that an eclipse is ‘Being’, made up of various forces, we can take up the insights of Rudolf Steiner who describes how at a solar eclipse the shadow cast upon the Earth, blocking out the Sun, creates a kind of funnel pathway that allows for dark, destructive forces coming from the immorality living in human beings on earth to be released into the cosmos without the force of the Sun to check them. The solar eclipse provides a kind of ‘Safety valve‘ for these destructive forces to pour out into the cosmos. So it may seem that this may alleviate some of the current tensions on earth. However we must also acknowledge the intense activity of the adversary beings who during a solar eclipse are also released from the mediating forces of the cosmic Sun allowing their ‘evil’ energies to infect all worlds.
It is precisely during this time that the Sun forces in the Earth, enriched thru Christ’s deed, working now thru the conscious human being, must be called forth.
“An eclipse of the sun is due to the fact that the moon comes between the sun and the earth, cutting off the rays of the sun.
At the time of a solar eclipse, for instance, something totally different takes place in the part of the earth affected from what is happening when there is no eclipse. When we know that on the one hand the rays of the sun penetrate down to the earth and on the other hand the forces or rays of will stream out to meet the sun. At an eclipse, these forces radiate into the darkness, and there ensues a period of time, short though it may be, in which all that is of the nature of will upon the earth flows out into universal space in an abnormal way. It is different altogether from what takes place when there is no eclipse. Ordinarily, the physical sunlight unites with the radiations of will streaming towards it. When there is an eclipse, the forces of will flow unhindered into cosmic space.
The old initiates knew these things. They saw that at such a moment all the unbridled impulses and instincts of humanity surge out into the cosmos. And they gave their pupils the following explanation. They said: Under normal conditions the evil impulses of will which are sent out into the cosmos by human beings are, as it were, burned up and consumed by the rays of the sun, so that they can injure only man himself, but can do no universal harm. When, however, there is an eclipse of the sun, opportunity is given for the evil which is willed on earth to spread over the cosmos. An eclipse is a physical event behind which there lies a significant spiritual reality”. Rudolf Steiner -Human Questions Cosmic Answers.
There are many practical spiritual activities we can do to be helpful during these heightened times. We have suggested here working with the 1010 Thought-Seed concept to build a positive egregore that can meet these moments with healing & uprightness.
And remember friends, the core here is to apply the best of our soul forces: Thinking Truth. Feeling Reverence & Love. Willing & doing ‘The Good’. We have the mighty Michaelmas-Tide energy working with us now, let’s use it to enact the concept of ‘conscious death’ with the Resurrection forces of Easter – to take interest in the world beyond the selfish comforts of our little self. To be kind-hearted with our sisters & brothers, AND with those we may disagree with. To be thankful to the Animal, Plant, & Mineral kingdoms, who will also be experiencing these events. To be receptive to the opportunities that the ‘Dark Before the Dawn’ can bring. And then to fully participate in that dawning!
11 October 2023 – “Speaking with the Stars”
The 1st New Moon after the Autumnal Equinox – Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, annular solar eclipse
|GLOBAL EVENT:||Annular Solar Eclipse|
|LOCAL TYPE:||Partial Solar Eclipse in Cahokia Mounds State Historic SIte, Illinois|
|BEGINS:||Sat, Oct 14, 2023 at 10:32 am|
|MAXIMUM:||Sat, Oct 14, 2023 at 11:57 am 0.634 Magnitude|
|ENDS:||Sat, Oct 14, 2023 at 1:27 pm|
|DURATION:||2 hours, 55 minutes|
All are welcome to meet on the inner planes during any part of the duration of the Solar eclipse – which Spiritual Science tells us is like the releasing of a safety valve – allowing the unbridled astral urges of the adversarial forces living in humanity, which are normally held in check by the spiritual beings working in the rays of the Sun, to instead surge out to infect the cosmic spaces, including our beloved dead & the unborn. (More on this soon)
We are all set for the Michaelmas Speaking with the Stars retreat 13-15 October 2023 at Cahokia Mounds – a sacred Mississippian Indian site in Collinsville, Illinois, called by the ancients: Sun City.
Save the Dates for Community Workings
|October 14||Annular Solar Eclipse|
|October 21-22||Orionids Meteor Shower Predicted Peak|
|October 23||Venus at Greatest Western Elongation|
|October 28||Full Hunter’s Moon and Partial Lunar Eclipse|
All Souls Festival – Election Day 7 November 2023
Community Prep-Stir / Bon-fire
Celebrating: The Festival of the Dead, & Martinmas
7 – 9 pm at the Lucchesi-Archer-Ginsberg domicile
Please Bring a jar for the prep
The reprise of the 2017 Great American Eclipse Monday, April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse
Stay tuned for details about a Retreat for this Solar Eclipse Event in Fort Worth, Texas
Begins: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 12:22 pm
Maximum: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 1:41 pm 1.005 Magnitude
Ends: Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 3:01 pm
Duration: 2 hours, 39 minutes
Totality: 2 minutes, 34 seconds
Lunar Eclipse Sep 18, 2024