Sunday, October 29, 2017

Logos Lux - Part II

Our Solar System consists of the Sun and the seven planets orbiting around it. In the recent past, we've discovered two more planets — Pluto and Neptune so we now have nine planets, including our Moon which was counted as a planet by the Ancients. According to the Qabalah, we derive the totality of our cosmological powers as human beings on Planet Earth from the Solar System. These powers include our Higher Selves: each planet emanates a power that governs the different facets of our personalities and characters as well as our destinies.
The Qabalistic Tree of Life
The Moon regulates our Emotions. Our emotions work through the water in the body which make up 60% of our physical Selves. On a spiritual level, it effects the second Chakra, Swadsthihana, which is elementally the Water Chakra. But the action of the Moon includes Air as well as Water since it's the Air that moves the Water. Air is Thought which precedes Emotion. The Moon also regulates the tides of the seas and oceans. The Moon fluctuates in a back and forth action, best described as the movement of the pendulum. This same pendulum movement manifests itself in our emotions as well, since we constantly oscillate between opposites. Love and hate, big and small, up and down. The Moon governs duality which takes place in our minds and affects how we feel.

Mercury governs our Intellect, how we think, as well as our thoughts and the speed of thought. This is why Mercury, or Hermes, is always portrayed with winged shoes, thereby describing metaphorically his speed and movement as he is the actual Thought inside of us. In Egypt, he is given the name Thoth, which is the origin of the word Thought. Our logic as well as our reason is governed by Mercury. Mercury is balanced by the Moon, which metaphorically means that our logic is governed by our emotions and powered by our thoughts. Let those with ears of understanding hear this Ancient mystery. Thought is at the basis of all existence.

Venus governs love and desire. It is a fiery planet, but not the same fire as Mars, which is a raging fire. The fire of Venus is calmer and more of the nature of desires, especially of the sexual kind. It is the fire of emotions. It has an intuitive element to it since desires come from somewhere deep down in our subconscious. Venus is also connected to the Moon in that sense since desire manifests itself through the emotions. The impulse to seek romantic love and find a lifelong mate is an aspect of Venus. A big part of romantic love is sexual desire and while sexuality is more linked to the Moon since it's a more basic emotion that manifests itself as lust, lust can become love over a period of time. Love is an expression of the universal love and is unconditional, while lust is a base emotion relating to the physical body and its satisfaction.

Mars powers drive, ambition and competition in us. Its fire is very masculine and active, as the fire of Venus is feminine and passive. Since Mars is the Willpower, it needs a push from another planet since the Will has to be moved by something. And that something is Jupiter, since Jupiter is Unconditional Love. Love moves Will, but Will is also moved by the Intellect of Mercury since on the Tree of Life there is a path connecting each element. When Willpower is moved by Intellect, it's caused by the Ego or Lower Self. When it's moved by Unconditional Love, the action is pure and of the Higher Self. Too much Mars energy without the moderating influence of intellect or Unconditional Love results in anger, as this energy is just raw force with no guiding element.

Human Being as Center of Solar System
Jupiter is the mercy as Mars is the severity in us. Jupiter is unconditional love and stems from the higher aspect of the higher Water element as Mars is the higher Fire. They balance each other since Mars needs to fight for something as it's his nature to fight, and he fights for love. Venus is the lower Fire element and the the Moon is the lower Water element.

Keep in mind that the Water and Fire elements make up the hexagram or star of David. This is the symbol of the perfected human. When these two elements are in balance. It is our duty as human beings to learn to balance our Fire and Water elements throughout our lives. The Elements manifest through the planets. Lower Fire is the Intellect, higher Fire is the Willpower. Lower Water is the desire while higher Water is Unconditional love.

To break it down further, Fire acting through the Spiritual Self is Willpower which acts in the name of Love. When it manifests in the intellect its the Ego. Since the intellect is based on rationalizing according to what it has seen in the past, it belongs to duality since past acts attempt to calculate future outcomes. Only acts of love are in the present, in the now. This is where we seek to be. In the now. Water is emotion and is passive, it is involuntary. Water in the Spiritual Self is Love, while in the Ego it is lust. These are all aspects of the Self.

All polytheistic religions and philosophies use the planets to describe the different aspects of the Self. They personify the Planets, calling them Gods and Goddesses, in order to help us understand our own makeup and the forces acting on our characters and personalities. Monotheistic religions only refer to the One God and abolish the Many Gods. Yes, there is the One God behind all of existence. But since that One God is incomprehensible and immutable and cannot be known or reached by the humans as presently constituted, the Ancient religions and philosophies didn't bother trying to understand the One God. Yet, they used the Universe around us, and more particularly our Solar System, to better describe "how" the One God manifests inside and outside of us.

Saturn, the biggest planet of them all, regulates and governs time, old age, restriction, and society. It is closely connected to the Moon since its revolution is 28 years while the Moon's is 28 days. Saturn is therefore Karma on a grand scale as well as Materialism. It is of the Air element. The Air element encompasses Saturn and most importantly the Sun. But as stated above, Air is also found in the Moon since Thoughts precede and move emotions. Once again, Air is thought.

Obviously, the Sun is most important since it regulates Light and it brings forth Light into our Solar System. The Moon is the reflector of this Light, and it acts on us during the night when the Sun is illuminating the other side of the planet. The Moon is therefore the reflection of the Light, but not the Light itself. The Sun is Truth while the Moon is Illusion. Humans are influenced by both and it is our job to walk in Truth and discern Illusion as best we can.

What is Soul is a central question of all religions. The answer can be found by probing the cosmological role of the Sun and its relation to human ontology. Qabalistically, the Sun is called Sol, pronounced like the word Soul | sōl |,which again is related to the Soles of our feet which we use to walk on Planet Earth — a connection between Sol and the Soul which, upon closer inspection, we realize that one is basically the other.

The Soul is a Fire, it is Light, a spark within us, our center, our core. It resides in the Solar Plexus and has a direct connection to the Heart Chakra above it, between the breasts. It is Light and Fire and is said to be eternal and everliving. Hence we conclude that the Soul originates directly from the Sun. Better yet, using the Qabalistic and Hermetic framework, we understand that the Soul is the Sun itself. Maybe not in its totality, but in quality. It is a part of it and belongs to it. They are one and the same.

Jesus Christ as the Light of the World

Jesus Christ, the so-called Light of the World, preached Unconditional Love and gave his life for all of humanity because he loved us. Jesus was called the World Sun, he was the World Soul, and following him were the 12 disciples. The 12 disciples are synonymous with the 12 Zodiac entities. This mythos was present also in other religions and spiritual philosophies that centered on the Sun and the 12 Zodiac entities. In essence, it is very Hermetic. The Sun gives forth the Son, the Son of Man, Jesus Christ. Notice that the word Son, the offspring, carries the same pronunciation as the word Sun.

This philosophy proposes that each of us is the Sun itself and that orbiting around us are the nine planets and the fixed 12 zodiac entities representing the totality of the Milky Way galaxy and the energies contained therein.

To be continued in Part III...
Read Part I

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