Eve of May

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The planetary rhythms over the past 4 months have been worth noting, because they seem to match what Steiner says about the appearance of sun-spots coming about only after the fall of the adversarial beings. Before that, the Sun was clear. These dark spots are strong erratic magnetic fields coming up from within the Sun. Like a solar eclipse they reduce the amount of energy & light distributed to Earth which affects the electromagnetism of the earth. Spiritual Science tells us they are a sign of moral degeneration.  

In ‘Manifestations of Karma‘ Steiner says when there is a high volume of sun spot activity especially thru the outer planets during the late winter, there will be a strong push put on the rhythmical activity between chest & head, in the act of breathing & in blood circulation– especially in people who are predisposed with an irregularity in this rhythm.

Looking back over the last 4 months Mars, Jupiter & Saturn have seen a very high volume of sunspot activity, & next week they all go into retrograde.

Just like when there is an eclipse -when we can see a corona-this is a call to action; pointing up our responsibility to bring balance in ourselves & in the world. Perhaps this world illness is part of a process, not so much a flattening of the curve, but a learning curve, a reset for humankind. Our culture needs a moral renewal, in order to overcome the virus of materialistic ideology which reduces human beings to a programmed computer-animal, & nature, to a poisoned mechanized product.

But dear friends, don’t let this stop us from hearing the trumpet call awakening us to the fact that we are also living in the time of a momentous event: Since the 20th Century Christ has made a re-appearance in the etheric aura of the Earth.

And, once we get past these next few months, 2020 is a remarkable year from a cosmic standpoint. The outer planets of Jupiter & Saturn will remain close throughout the year, culminating in their alignment in a ‘Great Conjunction’ near the time of the Winter Solstice.

Astrosopher Willi Sucher said that in this potent conjunction, ‘we can perceive momentous decisions being made’. Saturn representing Cosmic Memory – the World of the Father Ground – meets the divine creative thoughts of Jupiter, the beneficent King. This conversation between Jupiter & Saturn could be seen as a preparation for a new creation. Such a ‘decisive communion’ preceded the birth of Jesus, & coincided with Paul’s initiation by The Risen Christ on the road to Damascus.

We are being asked to join the cosmic conversation: Consider events in your own life, & in the world, during the times of most recent great conjunctions of 1981 & 2000.

AND to further our “Speaking with the Stars’, know that this is all happening during the time of a ‘solar minimum’ – a period of low magnetic activity on the Sun – which is connected with the 11-year alignment cycle of Jupiter, Earth & Venus (occult Mercury, The healing power of Love).

Interesting to note, that solar minima also occurred in 1879 – the beginning of Michael’s Reign; 1901-when Rudolf Steiner began his public Theosophical work; late 1912 – at the founding of the Anthroposophical Society; & 1923 – around the time of the Christmas meeting, when the re-founding took place; & in 1933 -Steiner’s date for the beginning of Christ’s reappearance in the etheric.

Let us rise in our thinking to consider that these are times when spiritual forces from the Sun are able to stream down to the earth in a particularly effective way. What would it be like to align ourselves with this cosmic opportunity & make a conscious decision to be light-workers, building up our etheric body, our life body; visualizing the earth surrounded, not by machines, but by a body of light – The light Divine – the living being of the Christ Sun.

Yes, friends, we need Michaelic courage to stay awake to the implications of current events. Being open-minded, staying positive, asking questions without judgement. Opening to this opportunity; working consciously with our beloved dead & with the highest spiritual beings for the cause of human evolution; which BTW certainly calls for us to push the reset button on the economic system right now. It’s a huge opportunity to come into greater integrity with what Steiner calls the 3-fold Social Organism.

Steiner tells us: “an economic life like that of the Anglo-American, would end in world-dominion — if the effort is not made to bring about its permeation by the independent spiritual life and the independent political life; it will flow into the third abyss of human life….in the physical realm, illness and death; in the cultural realm, the illness and death of culture. The Anglo-American world may gain world dominion; but without the Threefold Social Order it will, through this dominion, pour out cultural death and cultural illness over the whole earth; for this is a result of the Asuras…” Rudolf Steiner, Dornach, 15 December 1919. 

The question is: Can this ‘pandemic’ actually help us see how essential the 3-fold organism really is?


Rudolf Steiner’s Lectures on this day

30 April 2020 – ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Walpurgis Night, In Germanic folklore Walpurgisnacht, also called Hexennacht, literally “Witches’ Night” – the eve of the feast day of Saint Walpurga, an 8th-century abbess in Francia.  In Goethe’s Faust we see 2 scenes: ‘Romantic Walpurgis Night’ the night of a witches’ meeting on the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz Mountains, a range of wooded hills in central Germany; and later in Part 2 a ‘Classical Walpurgis Night’ is featured.

The Death of Seneca - The Collection - Museo Nacional del Prado
Death Of Seneca by Manuel Dominguez

65 – Seneca, teacher of Nero, murdered

1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States

1812 – Birthday of the enigmatic Kaspar Hauser

1877 – Birthday of Alice B. Toklas, an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde of the early 20th century. Life partner of American writer Gertrude Stein

1885 – The Niagara Reservation becomes New York’s first state park, ensuring that Niagara Falls will not be devoted solely to industrial & commercial use

1939 – The 1939-40 New York World’s Fair opens

1945 – Adolf Hitler commits suicide

1963 – The Bristol Bus Boycott is held to protest the Company’s refusal to employ Black or Asian bus crews, drawing national attention to racial discrimination in the United Kingdom


This is the Eve of Beltane or May Day. Beltane, the old Celtic name for May Day, means bright fire or fire of Bel, the name of the Solar force, whose feast marks the beginning of the 2nd half of the year.

Wood from 9 sacred trees is gathered, & the great Bel-fire is built & ritualistically ignited by the High priestess or Arch-Druid. People would jump these ‘need-fires’ for fertility, healing & protection.

Torches lit from it were carried home to re-light the hearth fires. The folk would walk their animals in-between them to ensure a productive season – this is the mating season after all for man & beast.

There were other May Day customs, like walking the circuit of one’s property, repairing fences & boundary markers, processions of all kinds, archery tournaments, Morris dances, sword play, & of course making merry with music & drinking.

May morning is a time when the veil between the worlds can easily be pushed aside; but instead of the spirits coming into our realm from the other side, which is the case with Halloween, the polar opposite of Mayday on the wheel of the year -the fairies can enchant us over into their mystical realms.

This is a magical time, perfect for gathering ‘wild’ water, especially the May morning dew, or water from hidden wells & springs. These wild waters were collected & used to bath in for beauty, or to drink for health.

May Day is considered the start of summer – the time of milk & honey. This sensuous fertile energy is totally universal, & can be applied on many different levels. When we acknowledge these creative forces in the dance of our lives, it takes us to our own personal, modern-day version of dancing around the maypole, where we weave & combine the opposing energies within ourselves, blending them into one balanced source.

So yes, whether you know it or not, there will be at least one song that plays in your sub-conscious head on this eve of the 1st day of May, when you become perhaps, the Queen of the May, or Jack-in the Green. Our body like the body of the earth instinctively knows its Beltane, the time of vitality & passion & new growth. And the wisdom of our spirit seeks the natural union of polarities that occur at this time, giving us the opportunity for integration, in the alchemical dance of our souls…

Because under all the sexual innuendo & frivolity, it’s really all about the inner mystic marriage, the union of fire & water -opposites complimenting each other, to become one, bringing all the elements into balance.

You’ll just have to go dancing naked in the forest preserve on your own time…

For now, let’s work to unify the polarities of our being, by sparking the new fire of creative fertility & passion, & marrying it with the beautiful, healing waters of compassion & pure love. So we can truly celebrate the marriage feast of our lives, with a grounded, mindful joy.

So if it is your will – light your Bel-fire, marry it to the water, by floating it in the chalice of your choice. Take the time you need there…To do or not, what you will…Whisper your marriage vows into the water…or dance the 1st dance…or smash the glass…whatever your ceremony calls for…short simple or silent…it doesn’t matter…a 3 day bacchanal, with dancing puppets…it’s all good…cause it’s all about what’s inside…

Peace & Love

~Lady Hazel

Arthur Rackham

9 thoughts on “Eve of May

    1. Greetings dear brother – thank you for your kind response.
      I look forward to exploring your research
      Blessings as we continue to make our way thru this mysterious time

  1. Dear Hazel,
    I very much value the work you do with Reverse Ritual and your insights. I am, however, very much an apprentice in Anthroposophy and have no knowledge or understanding of things Astrosophical. I do not know what the planetary rhythms have been these last four months though I can look this up on the internet. With this in mind, can you recommend where a beginner should seek knowledge and understanding of the planetary rhythms in relation to Astrosophy?
    With thanks, gratitude for your Blogs, and warm wishes for your good health.
    Jane Pearson

      1. Thank you Hazel for pointing me in the direction of Jonathan Hilton’s work. Kim Graae Munch’s work is also very worthwhile and enlightening reading. With warm wishes, Jane Pearson

        1. Today the messenger of the gods, Mercury, with healing in his wings, brings his caduceus to the dark side of the Sun to gather all the memos hidden there; carrying them back to us at the end of June upon his return.
          At the same time the Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower is at its peak tonight & tomorrow!
          And get ready for Buddha’s Birth & death day at the Full Moon on Wed.

  2. Thank you, dear Hazel, for articulating so clearly how we can frame our current situation in order to make the most of the opportunity presented to us!

    1. It’s a complicated subject with many twists & turns.
      Everyday i discover new connections & unlock new mysteries…
      and i am always open to hear what others have to say from their research

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