24. The Axiom of 28– Saturn & Prayer

Know Thyself: Learning How To Learn Technique for recognizing important recurring themes of the life narrative is another way to appreciate the intention of Western Mystery Tradition wisdom studies. Today’s topic concerns Saturn, Prayer, and the number 28. To what end? These elements, combined, help identify major themes forming the substrate of one’s lifetime spiritual… Continue reading 24. The Axiom of 28– Saturn & Prayer

23. Do we know what we are up against?

Fake News: In recent months a comet named “Neowise” has been visible in the night sky. Some speculate the purpose of the Neowise comet and its near-Earth trajectory is to place a giant semicolon overhead for all to see! Imagine you are by yourself. You have been wandering for days. You are a little tired;… Continue reading 23. Do we know what we are up against?

22. When does all “good” become uncertain?

Who is Anaxagoras? He was born in 510 BCE. He joins the community of Pre-Socratic philosophers (Socrates would be born in 469 BCE). Describing the Milky Way as an amalgam of distant stars is attributed to Anaxagoras. He was particularly interested in Natural Philosophy. Tarot is the product of non-waking awareness organized by a capacity… Continue reading 22. When does all “good” become uncertain?

21. “I deserve your fury!” Blessed are the peacemakers.

“I deserve your Fury!”  These words are attributable to Freddie Mercury, at least how he is portrayed in the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” during a scene where he attempts to re-engage his bandmates after a long absence.  Freddie was seeking no truce, but a Peace. An apology would have delivered a truce. “I deserve your Fury”… Continue reading 21. “I deserve your fury!” Blessed are the peacemakers.

20. By the Numbers: the Wisdom of Tarot

The Western Mystery Tradition considers the Tarot its most visually compelling self-development practice, contrast Astrology, Kabbalah, Spiritual Alchemy, and Gematria. Tarot may also be the most tactile of Western hermetic arts—the cards are literally touched (palpated) by the hands of the reader.  In certain instances the reader and the client shuffle or select the cards.… Continue reading 20. By the Numbers: the Wisdom of Tarot

19. Covid-19 and Pluto

On March 20, 23 and April 1, 2020, Mars will complete a transit of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in that order.  The fact that this transit can take place in a matter of weeks tells us how close Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn are one to the other. Their proximity in Capricorn is a very rare… Continue reading 19. Covid-19 and Pluto

18. Venus, Mars, Eros…tattoo

“Some dance to remember, Some dance to forget…”  This is a reminder how incarnated experience serves each of us differently at different times in our journey.  It is a marvel we don’t find the asymmetry, non-overlapping variability of the human condition more crazy making!  Is there anybody out there who gets me, in here?  Rhetorical… Continue reading 18. Venus, Mars, Eros…tattoo

17. Ever Rethinking the Lord’s Prayer

In our last Post, our first Practicum,  we looked at the symbols for planets.  We also introduced a concept most often associated with harmony—the Alchemical concept of octaves—and we suggested some planets are ‘higher octaves’ of other planets.  Neptune, for example, is considered the higher octave of Venus. Octaves resonate one with the other because… Continue reading 17. Ever Rethinking the Lord’s Prayer

16. Practicum 1.1– How and Why we Draw the Planets

Symbols, not words! Symbols, not words, are used to convey the content of the horoscope. Earth is the cosmic address of our incarnation into history. Earth is our literal and existential home.  Existential awareness is shaped by waking and non-waking experience. The Western Mystery Tradition values the natal horoscope as a metaphysical idiom for curating… Continue reading 16. Practicum 1.1– How and Why we Draw the Planets

15. The Dragon’s Head

Before we embark on this post—The Dragon’s Head, let us prepare for a pleasant journey. Our destination?  A discussion of Draconic Astrology as a thoughtful augmentation of the Natal horoscope.  The lens for this special viewing—reconsidering the Moon’s North Node as guide. Draco, in Greek, is dragon.  Draconic Astrology is a special, if rarely explored, subset… Continue reading 15. The Dragon’s Head