Turn, Turn, Turn…

At the Autumnal Equinox – the wheel of the year turns & we find ourselves moving into the time of the harvest.  In the tropical zodiac, at equinox, we say the Sun is crossing the celestial equator, moving from Virgo into Libra, the sign of the scales – a time to take stock. Are the scales balanced? Do they tip & spill? Are they full? Do we know what to harvest & what to plow under? Can we identify & cut away outworn habits & emotional baggage that can choke our growth?

Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis

But in sidereal astrosophy we see the Sun in relation to the actual constellations as they are now, with the Sun in reality appearing in the crown of stars in the constellation of the Virgin.

When we use the tropical zodiac, the 4-foldness of the Equinoxes & Solstices form The Cross, which reminds us of an event that occurred only once in history, at the time of the incarnation of Christ. Then, the start of Spring was at 0 degrees of Aries, the Ram – the 1st sign in the zodiac.

At the Equinoxes we have the horizontal beam, a balance of light & darkness. At the Solstices we have the vertical beam, an opposition of light & dark. At Autumn Equinox the Sun is balanced in Libra, which then marks the transition from the light to the dark signs of the zodiac. Libra is a threshold, a gateway between the upper chakras & the lower chakras. In the upper signs, from Aries thru Virgo we have a memory of the cosmic human being before we were formed on Earth. From Libra to Pisces, the human form meets the physical world. So we can look at the upper half of the zodiac as being related to our past cosmic creation by the ‘gods’ & the lower half of the zodiac as our human journey of ‘The fall’ giving us the task to work toward our redemption out of our own “ego”I” forces.

Iona Miller

The Sidereal zodiac shows us the vernal point has moved thru the ‘procession of the equinoxes’, (The Sun moves backward thru the constellations) so that it is now descending thru the lower half of the zodiac, taking humanity along on its evolutionary journey.

Adorning this great cross, formed from the 4 Cardinal Points of the Equinoxes & Solstices, are the 7 Christian Festivals: Michaelmas, Advent, Christmas, Easter-tide – a 3-fold Fest which includes Ascension, Whitsun, then St. John’s-tide. These festivals are the 7 Cosmic Roses unfurling from the center of The Cross.

So on this Autumnal Equinox, we can contemplate & celebrate this solar moment of equality & balance, experienced by everyone around the globe. We can also think about how the world has changed, how the constellations have moved on, how The Christ has united with the Earth, & is now working in us to redeem our evolution.

~ Hilma af Klint

We can take our initiation in hand when we consciously co-create the Festivals in the solar-cycle of the year, working to unfold the 7 Roses of transformation within, & out in the world.

~Brenda Loschiavo

The apples fall from the tree, the corn & grain are gathered in, the grapes are crushed for wine…The Sun God is sacrificed to the awaken the mysteries of Michaelmas, & the fertile Mother assumes the face of the Wise Crone – the Harvest Hag challenging us to face our shadow…

22 September 2023 – “Speaking with the Stars”:  Autumn Equinox Brings Balance into Night School exact at 1:50 am in the Central Region. This is when the Sun crosses the equator heading south for the season.

Our Day-star rises due east & sets due west around this time. “Equinox” comes from the Latin words “equi” meaning “equal” & “nox” meaning “night.” This implies that there will be equal amounts of daylight & darkness, however that is not exactly the case.

This year, the Sun will rise at 6:38am CDT on the equinox & will set at 6:46pm. So that makes our day 12 hours & about 8 minutes long. With Solar Noon at 12:42 pm.

Exactly equal day & night won’t happen until September 25 with Sunrise as 6:41 am CDT & Sunset at 6:41 pm CDT. This day is known as the Equilux! “Lux” being Latin for light.

Also, every year when Summer turns to Autumn, Deneb takes over from brighter Vega as the zenith star when twilight fades into night.

Kristina Carroll

And so it is my friends, that we begin once again our Hero’s Journey, like Persephone, into the dark of the year…Our inner Persephone, seeks now to experience not only the Underworld but the Etheric world to meet the Christ…

We can feel our power go deep within, like the seed planted deep within the darkness of the Earth…& we can also feel this seed expand out into the aura of the Whole Earth…We must be initiated into these New Mysteries that open our spiritual vision – then we can truly celebrate life’s renewal – Our work is to bring the Easter Thought into the Michaelmas Mood.

Balanced Blessings & Peace



Lectures by Rudolf Steiner on this date

1452 – Birthday of Savonarola, an Italian Dominican friar, prophet & preacher active in Renaissance Florence. He was known for his prophecies of civic glory, the destruction of secular art & culture, & his calls for Christian renewal. He denounced clerical corruption, despotic rule & the exploitation of the poor.

While Savonarola intervened with the French king, the Florentines expelled the ruling Medici &, at the friar’s urging, established a “popular” republic, declaring that Florence would be the New Jerusalem, the world center of Christianity.

When Florence refused to join Pope Alexander VI’s Holy League against the French, the Vatican summoned Savonarola to Rome. He disobeyed & further defied the pope by preaching under a ban, highlighting his campaign for reform with processions, bonfires of the vanities, & pious theatricals. In retaliation, the Pope excommunicated him & threatened to place Florence under an interdict. A trial by fire proposed by a rival Florentine preacher to test Savonarola’s divine mandate turned into a fiasco, & popular opinion turned against him. Savonarola & two of his supporting friars were imprisoned. Under torture, Savonarola confessed & the Church condemned, hanged, & burned the three friars in the main square of Florence.

Savonarola’s devotees, the Piagnoni, kept his cause of republican freedom & religious reform alive well into the following century, although the Medici—restored to power in 1512 with the help of the papacy—eventually broke the movement.

1791 – Birthday of Michael Faraday, English physicist & chemist. Although Faraday received little formal education, he was one of the most influential scientists in history. It was by his research on the magnetic field around a conductor carrying a direct current that Faraday established the basis for the concept of the electromagnetic field in physics. Faraday also established that magnetism could affect rays of light & that there was an underlying relationship between the two phenomena.  His inventions of electromagnetic rotary devices formed the foundation of electric motor technology, & it was largely due to his efforts that electricity became practical for use in technology.

As a chemist, Faraday discovered benzene, investigated the clathrate hydrate of chlorine, invented an early form of the Bunsen burner & the system of oxidation numbers, & popularized terminology such as “anode”, “cathode”, “electrode” & “ion”.

Faraday was an excellent experimentalist who conveyed his ideas in clear & simple language. Albert Einstein kept a picture of Faraday on his study wall, alongside pictures of Isaac Newton & James Clerk Maxwell.  Physicist Ernest Rutherford stated, “When we consider the magnitude and extent of his discoveries and their influence on the progress of science and of industry, there is no honour too great to pay to the memory of Faraday, one of the greatest scientific discoverers of all time.”

1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library

SUNDAY 24 September 2023

Community Prep-Stir / Potluck / Bon-fire 


*The Autumnal Equinox

*World Eurythmy Day

*Yom Kippur

*Michaelmas Festival

6 – 8 pm at the Lucchesi-Archer-Ginsberg domicile

Please Bring Food & Drink to share, & a jar for the prep

RSVP Hazel@ReverseRitual.com

30 September 2023 – Our Annual Michaelmas Festival & Zinniker Farm Day – Biodynamic preparation making and Michaelmas 2023 – Food for Thought

The time for biodynamic preparation making is upon us. We will be making and burying the chamomile, yarrow and dandelion compost preparations. This offers hands on activity. We will be walking through grass and working in the soil. Please dress accordingly and be ready to get dirty.

After the potluck join Hazel Archer-Ginsberg in an experiential activity at the bon-fire called: Food for Thought –

Bounty: What spiritual gifts have you harvested in your life so far this year?
Farewells: What no longer serves? What is over? Say good-bye/ thank you.
Preserves: What will you keep as seed for the future?

Date: September 30th, 2023 at the Zinniker Farm
Time: 1:30pm, potluck dinner
Please bring a dish to share
Suggested donation: $15-25 for more info.

23 thoughts on “Turn, Turn, Turn…

    1. Greetings,
      similarly third eye rahu/ketu heart vs mind

      RA/Horus,third eye opening,
      where Jesus belived to blow spirit from this third eye opening..forehead!

      please correct me,this is what I experienced as light body living recently many thanks to all..we did it,it was not a curse like gen 3 15
      rahu ketu birthed forehead opening as third eye LOL!!
      namaste mkyogi

      1. Greetings,

        Central fire!=multiple dualities..
        from above link,
        An astronomical system positing that the Earth, Moon, Sun, and planets revolve around an unseen “Central Fire” was developed in the fifth century BC and has been attributed to the Pythagorean philosopher Philolaus.[1][2] The system has been called “the first coherent system in which celestial bodies move in circles”,[3] anticipating Copernicus in moving “the earth from the center of the cosmos [and] making it a planet”.[4] Although its concepts of a Central Fire distinct from the Sun, and a nonexistent “Counter-Earth” were erroneous, the system contained the insight that “the apparent motion of the heavenly bodies” was (in large part) due to “the real motion of the observer”.[5] How much of the system was intended to explain observed phenomena and how much was based on myth, mysticism, and religion is disputed.[4][5] While the departure from traditional reasoning is impressive, other than the inclusion of the five visible planets, very little of the Pythagorean system is based on genuine observation. In retrospect, Philolaus’s views are “less like scientific astronomy than like symbolical speculation.”[6]
        such central fire in HUMAN body=prana/apana/samana/vyana/udana=5
        main pranas.as defined in verse 1.5 in link,

        this was held as secret by earlier shamans(medical practitioners),
        Pharaoh were aware of this they use healing rods.!
        till date its a problem dealing fire!= a stomach acids?

        this is too illusive! after food all disappears and to begin fresh journey.
        We have medicines to deal with.unfortunately unaware of how
        ancient people were doing such practice with air/water!!
        fasting is beyond human reach..many thanks,namaste,mkyogi

      2. Greetings,
        I guess the central fire principle was used by Joshua,Jericho wall,
        soul calendar/math 7/14 /21/42/63,by Rudolf Steiner,Imaginary axis as fire!
        14/7/3.5 =3 1/2 turn kundalini fire line!a practitioner must create this14/7/3.5,
        Rudolf Steiner was aware of this fire line!must be in any of his discourses..


        1. Greetings,
          Muslims at Kaaba,praying!Light?


          heart vs mind!
          eternity is in heart mind never ages(always in blood pool),body ages!
          Many old people not ready to accept age! in crowd we see them jumping
          like young boys at railway platforms.!
          yoga is a wastage of time nothing happens in present world,where money answers everything.we live in demonic world..

          Ecclesiastes 10 19
          A feast is made for laughter, wine makes life merry, and money is the answer for everything.


          1. Greetings,

            Jesus third eye opening fire line as 10/10
            human food /nature is 9/5/4..diff.= 1(1o-9)
            we humans have fused spine as 9/5/4(M/F),
            10/10 is neither female nor male cosmic fire line!
            we feel this as experiencing immortal..e.g.
            we feel electricity but cant touch it or see it! an energy like
            volcano/tornado crate/birthing lightening

        2. Greetings,

          I guess central fire line in Rudolf Steiner article is here from link,


          The one stream flows through nature; the other through the blood and the hearts of men. These two streams flow to meet one another. The pagan stream is still working, even to-day……..
          true!! prana from food and from blood two streams flow to meet one another
          this is born again and again any one is always available
          food is from death to life!lol and life to death too!!
          to/fro service,sky/ earth no gender no male/no female,trans are blamed un necessarily!! skull is soles and soles are skull inverted/reversed Gen 3 15,
          Steiner was familiar with this concept..please correct me,
          this is beyond third eye opening situation,post third eye opening..
          person is alive as well as dead lol Jesus spirit is always available,we need to clean the route/approach to HIM..
          holy spirit gifts??not in terms of money! the present world speaks money language.

  1. Greetings,

    from above link,
    Man is a little world (mikros cosmos). For, just like the Whole, he possesses both mind and reason, both a divine and a mortal body. He is also divided up according to the universe. It is for this reason, you know, that some are accustomed to say that his consciousness corresponds with the nature of the fixed stars, his reason in its contemplative aspect with Saturn and in its social aspect with Jupiter, (and) as to his irrational part, the passionate nature with Mars, the eloquent with Mercury, the appetitive with Venus, the sensitive with the Sun and the vegetative with the Moon


  2. Greetings,

    True god made mistake here provided eternity in heart..Ecclesiastes 3 11
    He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
    From “The Occult Movement in the Nineteenth Century CW 254”
    a never ending process,e.g.earth sky connection through sex (mind,thought/action,
    a prana cleaning process when ind begins to look inside,heart/lung cleans blood,
    8th sphere cleans prana..e.g.dhyana/dharana.not a meditation


    namaste mkyogi

  3. Greetings,

    Ezekiel 33 11
    Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?’

    churning milk ocean birthing rahu ketu,


    thanks to all,being stucked up here in yoga,rahu_ketu an imposter !!


    1. Greetings,
      another interpretation,
      Isaiah, 30 21
      Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

      1. Tibetan turn right (no 21 is limit Rudolf Steiner soul no?),


      2 Sufi turn left,


      3 from link,

      Saint Peter, Christian apostle: according to tradition, Peter was crucified upside down at his own request (hence the “Cross of Saint Peter”), as he did not feel worthy to die the same way as Jesus (for he had denied him three times previously). Note that upside-down crucifixion would not result in death from asphyxiation.

      Rahu ketu as left/right or kundalini/prana? third option upside down seems better as we need to fulfill gen 3 15 curses ,a central axis,namaste mkyogi

    2. Greetings,

      proverbs 4 27 says,

      Do not turn to the right or the left;
      keep your foot from evil!

      Gen 13 9

      Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me; if to the left, then I will go to the right; or if to the right, then I will go to the left.”

      how to get rid of this born again and again? no way back..
      namaste mkyogi

      1. “In the centuries to come a greater and greater number of people will reach the stage where they can see the Christ. The next three millennia on earth will be devoted to the kind of development whereby the etheric body becomes more and more sensitive, so that certain people will experience this and other events. I will just mention one more event: there will be more and more people who want to do something and then have an urge to hold back. Then a vision will follow, and these people will perceive increasingly clearly: that which will happen in the future is the karmic result of what I have done. A few people who are ahead of the rest already feel such things. It happens especially with children.” GA 130, lecture 1, 17 September 1911

        “In the life of morality it is the same as it is in nature: the life of the soul will experience a transformation. Certain things will happen of which men have as yet no idea. I would just like to mention one example. There will be more and more people, especially children, who will have the experience that when they intend doing something or other in the future, a voice will speak in their souls urging them to refrain from action and listen to what is to be told them from the spiritual world. Something will come to meet them, appearing before their eyes like a vision. First of all they will be strangely touched by these visions. When they have made a greater contact with Spiritual Science they will then realise that they are seeing the karmic counterpart of the deeds they have just done. The soul is being shown: you must strive to take yourself in hand so that you can take part in the evolution of the future. And it is also being shown that there is no such thing as a deed without an after-effect. And this will be a driving force bringing order into our moral life. Moral impulses will be put into our souls like a karma, in the course of time, if we prepare ourselves to open our spiritual eyes and our spiritual ears to what can speak to us from the spiritual world.” GA 130, lecture 2, 19 September 1911

        This is called the mark, or touch, of Christian Rosenkreutz. One must delay action for a time, and remain in the poise between left and right. This is the Christ Impulse not to be impulsive. Then, when action is required, it will be on a higher level of Self.

        1. We have been working with this concept of refraining in our AAP work.
          I was in such a phase all year, reaping what I have sown & Now I go forth into the future albeit more slowly than is my usual pace…
          I love to read these affirmations that Spiritual Science gives…
          Thank you once again Dear Brother for your contribution to my soul growth

          1. Well, let me say that I appreciate very much your reminder of 9/11 this year. It garnered 42 comments, which proves something. It proves that by refraining for a time in order to gain greater clarification, that we can come together and blow the lid off of the biggest conspiracy of the third millennium, which is now. Only through Anthroposophy can certain truths be revealed concerning the workings of evil against the good. 9/11 represents the integer of 1998, which begets the third iteration of 666. The War on Terror can be likened to the Hundred Years War of 1337.
            Even the logic aligns exactly:

            King Philip VI of France declares war against England five years after 1332. This is the war that saw Joan of Arc come to the rescue between 1428 and 1431.

            George W. Bush, POTUS, declares war against Iraq five years after 1998. This is the war that brought Saddam Hussein out of his hovel in order to be executed. There were found no WMD’s.

            So, you see, Anthroposophy has a position on this. And, you allowed the discussion, Hazel, on the memorial of 9/11 this year. I am only disappointed that more people did not take part. I know that the “official story” hangs over our heads, but what does that mean when truth and knowledge is in the forefront for consideration?

            666 + 1332 + 1998 is more than a mere calculation of three integers of equal length and time. We know the consequences, while the mainstream world does not. Yet, we have to wonder also whether the WE of Anthroposophy really gets it. Those silent voices kind of bother me. Such a direct and outspoken blogpost, Hazel. I had to look in the mirror, and ask myself, “Is she really doing this”? An unbelievable display of courage, but it has to be said after refraining for a time.

            1. One other consideration in the turn, turn, turning of time. This has led to high-technology advancements for good, as well as evil. In 2001, a major step forward occurred in the direction of the power displayed on 9/11/2001. Steiner gave a glaring forewarning of it, just 90 years before:

              “We have the physical world, the astral world, the Lower Devachan, and the Higher Devachan. If one thrusts the body down lower even than the physical world, one comes into the sub-physical world, the lower astral world, the lower or evil Lower Devachan, and the lower or evil Higher Devachan. The evil astral world is the province of Ahriman and the evil Higher Devachan the province of the Asuras. If one drives chemical action down beneath the physical plane, into the evil Devachanic world, magnetism arises. If one thrusts light down into the sub-material — that is to say, a stage deeper than the material world-electricity arises. If what lives in the harmony of the spheres is thrust down farther still, into the province of the Asuras, an even more terrible force, which it will not be possible to keep hidden very much longer, is generated. One can only hope that when this force comes — a force we must conceive as being far, far stronger than the most violent electrical discharge — one can only hope that before some discoverer gives this force into the hands of humanity, human beings will no longer have anything immoral left in them.”

              Reflected as sub-physical world:
              Astral World …………. the province of Lucifer
              Lower Devachan ……….. the province of Ahriman
              Higher Devachan ………. the province of the Asuras


              Etherization of the Blood, 1 October 1911

              1. Yes. The mineralization of the Earth also brought the Eighth Sphere into being, but that is not its original name. It was coined by the occult movement when it was seen as possible to launch it from the moon, and place it among the seven sacred spheres. A bogus mechanism designed to interfere in the life between death and rebirth.

                In reality, when the Earth was mineralized back in the Lemurian Epoch, with the separation of the Moon, a counter-earth was also created out of the remnant of the Old Moon. This also had a positive function in establishing counter-space in order to align the planets with the Earth. This is how the Earth first became Earthly, and also sub-Earthly as the diagram depicts. So, yes, the Eighth Sphere is connected to this process.

              2. “These are things that must be brought to light by Spiritual Science. They have quite disappeared. About six or seven centuries before the Christian era, the ancient primeval wisdom began gradually to disappear, until replaced by Philosophy from the middle of the fifteenth century. But men such as Pythagoras, for instance, still knew so much of the ancient wisdom that they could say: We dwell on the Earth, we belong through the Earth to a cosmic system, to which Jupiter and Saturn also belong; but if we remain in these three dimensions, then we shall not belong in the same way to Venus and Mercury. We cannot belong to the two latter directly, as we do to Saturn and Jupiter; but if our Earth is in one space with Saturn and Jupiter, there must be a ‘counter-Earth’ which is in another space with Venus and Mercury. Hence ancient astronomers spoke of the Earth and the counter-Earth. Of course the modern materialist would say: “Counter-Earth? I see nothing of that!” He is like a person who weighs a man, having first charged him to think about nothing, and weighs him again when he has charged him to think a specially clever thought, and then says: I have weighed him, but I have not found the weight of his thought. Materialism rejects what has no weight or cannot be seen. Remarkable things however shine out of the atavistic primeval wisdom to which we can return by the inner vision of Spiritual Science. It is of urgent necessity that we should work our way through now to that which is entirely new and which has yet been on Earth all the time, and has only now in these days to be acquired in full consciousness. Unless we do, this we shall lose the very possibility of thinking.”


              3. The paradox of the Eighth Sphere is that it is both centered in the Moon, and surrounds the Earth to create the realm of Phenomenal appearances:


                “If everything were to run without a hitch for Lucifer and Ahriman, if they were everywhere able to wrest as much as they wrest from the organ of the head, Earth-evolution would soon reach a point where Lucifer and Ahriman could succeed in destroying our Earth and in leading over all evolution of worlds into the Eighth Sphere, so that Earth-evolution as a whole would take a different course. Hence Lucifer endeavours to unfold his greatest strength of all at the place where man is the most vulnerable, namely, in his head. The stronghold which it is easiest for Lucifer to capture is the human head; and everything that is similar to the head in respect of the distribution of the mineral element, so that it can be drawn out in the same way, is equally exposed to the danger of being despatched into the Eighth Sphere. No less a prospect looms as a consequence of this intention of Lucifer and Ahriman than that the whole evolution of humanity may be allowed to disappear into the Eighth Sphere, so that this evolution would take a different course.”


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