Issue #11 - Equinoxes and Solstices

As you may know, the equinoxes and solstices are regulated by the movement of the sun in the Zodiac. The equinoxes correspond to the two days of the year when the sun crosses the equator during which, day and night are of equal length, that is March 21 and September 21. The solstices correspond to the two days on which the angle between the sun and the equator is at its maximum: for the Northern hemisphere, the winter solstice is on December 21 for the shortest day, and the summer solstice on June 21 for the longest day of the year; the opposite being the case for the Southern hemisphere.

Now, did you know that to the equinoxes correspond four Cardinal Feasts: Christmas, Easter, St John the Baptist and St Michael Archangel? These Feasts were instituted by the Initiates as a reminder that the sun sets particularly powerful currents in motion in the universe, and if we are aware of the, we can draw on them to advance our evolution.

At present, we are coming to the spring equinox on March 21st which is governed by Archangel Raphael and his hosts of helpers who work on the vegetation and distribute the forces of growth and regeneration. A time, during which Mother Nature wakes up from its sleep to revive, revitalize her garments.

“Why not take advantage of these currents throughout nature to revive our inner dormant energies? It is a time to invite the soul to a new impetus: absorb the energies of the sun early morning at sunrise and ask the sun to warm the seeds deposited in us by the Creator. Feeling a lift throughout our body as we breathe these powerful energies of nature, we can be so greatful to participate to this great work. Here is a brief homemade prayer you can say as you admire the metamorphosis in Nature: "Oh, Angel and Archangels, as you help everything bloom and blossom outside may you help also with every quality and virtue bloom and blossom within me!" For further information see vol. 32 from the Complete Works "The Fruits of the tree of Life, the Cabbalistic Tradition" by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov, published by Prosveta.

Those of you on the Southern hemisphere can work with the opposite equinox and do another work by asking Archangel Michael to help you shed the unwanted energies and draw your good energies within to amplify them.

We will cover the other equinox and solstices together with the four Cosmic Feasts in a future issue. Stay tuned.

Carmen Froment for The Aquarian Team