New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer | July 12th, 2018 | Rise of the Black Madonna

Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead. The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

On July 12th, 2018 we will be having a Solar Eclipse at 20 degrees Cancer.  Astrologically and esoterically a solar eclipse is an extra powerful New Moon.  New Moons are generally powerful times to set intentions and start over.  When the Moon is darkest and our slate is clean, a Solar Eclipse gives us a psychic flavor to what we intend to manifest in our lives.  A New Moon is like the soil, the best time to set intentions and use the energy for growth.  A Full Moon is like the rose, the manifestation of the seed you planted during the New Moon.  In reality, a Solar Eclipse is when the earth is situated between the Sun and Moon, blocking out the Sun for a moment in time.  Allowing the Moon’s feminine energy to take control of the planet, that is why most people feel tired or drained during a solar eclipse.  This generally happens in the daytime, that is why it is supposed to represent a disruption of one’s habits or normal energy flow, what is happening is a resetting of your energy.  So this could be felt as our subconscious thoughts brought to the surface, for better or worse.  Understanding your power and how it manifests is important, dealing with changes in your life, and examining attachments are some highlighted themes during this upcoming Solar Eclipse. 

This New Moon will be opposite Pluto in Capricorn.  So the seeds you plant during this time are connected to a destiny beyond your normal reality.  What would need to be unified here is our present transformation/changes with our present identity, accepting the changes that need to happen for the betterment of our divine purpose.  So this is a sensitive time for people and dealing with pain.  If you do not redirect it you will definitely lash out and look for someone to blame.  So, if you are in the process of healing and reaching inner peace you will be granted your desires and wishes that are in alignment with your purpose. This new moon represents a moment of stark contrasts.  On one hand, your wildest dream and your worst nightmare might be separated by a paper like veil.  On the other hand what makes you successful may be what makes you different.  Are you investing in your individuality?

An opposition is an aspect marked by a lack of balance, perspective or proportion. An either/or type of influence. Compromise is needed to understand these aspects. And these aspects ultimately use people and situations to explain themselves. Dealing and confronting oppositions lead to our greatest growth and evolution. Certain inner struggles incite ambition within us so it’s good to understand the purpose of them. Oppositions speak to true character. 

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There will be two Grand Trines activated during this Solar Eclipse, both have different but aligning purposes during this Solar Eclipse.  There will be a Water and Earth Grand Trine, respectively.

The Earth Grand Trine consists of Uranus in Taurus, Venus in Virgo, and Saturn in Capricorn.  Uranus wants to bring terrestrial changes in whatever house it falls in your chart.   Venus in Virgo wants you to do what you truly love.  Saturn in Capricorn is concerned with restructuring your life towards your ideals.  This Earth Energy will be potent, life-changing, and tangible.

The Water Grand Trine consists of Neptune in Pisces, Jupiter in Scorpio, and The New Moon(Moon conjunct Sun) in Cancer.  Neptune in Pisces represents the third eye opening and self-realization.  Jupiter in Scorpio represents the clearing of trauma for the purpose of expansion.  The New Moon in Cancer will be in the second decan which is ruled by the Moon so this represents emotions, emotions, and more emotions.  Using Saturn will create enough boundaries to endure this transformation to its completion.  Operating through a plan will be rewarded while wishful thinking will lead to not so obvious failure.

A trine represents Good Luck, Charm, and Grace. This aspect indicates talent that a person is simply born with. They do not require a struggle to manifest, they just are. And since it may come super easy one may take these aspects for granted and never fully realize them.  So a Grand Trine represents this energy raised to miracle levels.  

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The Tarot Card for Cancer 3rd decan is the 4 of Cups, the Lord of Luxury.  This card represents affection, luck, and attention.  The dark side of this card is understanding your responsibility to others, taking things for granted, and a lack of gratitude.  An alternative is to be grateful for your present situation.

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I’m alone nobody loves me | Grateful that I am Single and Free

I’m in  a relationship, I’m trapped | Someone has my back, I am grateful

This card speaks to enjoying the moment, also understanding that lack of progress is decay.   There is a feeling with this energy of reaching true satisfaction, a feeling of no longer needing and wanting something you desperately sought for years.  Understanding responsibility and being a balanced force we can create deep love and appreciation for self and our abilities gained during this Solar Eclipse.


*Sidenote — My Moon is actually in Cancer, ironically enough, so wish me luck during this monumental change on the planet*

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
— W. H. Auden

“Positive words can change the water’s structures.”

“To give your positive or negative attention to something is a way of giving energy. …”  — Dr. Emoto

Orisha of the Week 

Yemaya

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Yemaya is the great mother who lives and rules over the seas. Esoterically the “seas” or “water” represent Emotions.   Although she is maternal and nurturing she is also fierce. One of the most powerful orishas in Santeria. The Mother of all living things. She gives birth to the stars, the moon, and the sun. She is found in the oceans, lakes, and lagoons. Yemaya’s spiritual power is nurturing protection and fertility. Within Yemaya and her various paths, she carries all experiences of womanhood. The Zodiac Sign for Yemaya is Cancer.  So this Solar Eclipse her energy will be highlighted.  The Saint syncretized to Yemaya in Santeria is Our Lady of Regla.

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Our Lady of Regla (“In Spain, the slang term for menstruation is regla “rule”) She is a Black Madonna carved in the 5th Century.  She is used for Money problems, fertility, and protection. She is known as the patroness(protective force) of all of Cuba. Originally from Africa, she was carved in dark wood by the order of St. Augustine(Roman African, Berber = indigenous to north Africa). An angel indicated him to sculpt it and that is how she got her name. Throughout history she has been protected and worshipped by various groups, always revealing herself to work miracles and from that, she is worshipped.

Black Madonnas = “dark brown or black Madonnas with physiognomy and skin pigmentation matching that of the indigenous population;”

“The shrines and images of the Black Virgin have an undeniable spiritual power, which explains their attraction for tourists, as well as those seeking a cure for their ills,” writes Ralph Metzner. “

If you want to fully understand this energy for yourself please contact me for information on getting a reading hoodmystic@gmail.com

Peace

— Hoodmystic

 

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Neptune Explained | Esoteric Astrology | Notes

Neptune energy is thought to be connected to our pineal gland.  The part of your body that deals with psychic nature, higher awareness, visions, divinity, and nirvana.

 

Fully understanding the pineal Gland will help you understand Neptune.

 

The Pineal gland is the gland that produces melatonin and controls our sleep patterns. So when they say Neptune is the planet of dreams then you know why. Our dreams are a person’s connection to the divine.  No dreams then no connection essentially. This disconnection is done by water supply and toothpaste which contain heavy fluoride which in turn blocks the pineal gland.

 

This makes Neptune the lord of the Third Eye. Imagination and original ideas.  Artists, musicians, and inventors with feelings of sudden inspiration. This is al Neptune and the Third Eye.  

 

If your third eye is blocked then you lack imagination and inspiration.  You dont understand abstractions so you try to fit the whole world into your personal subjective reality leaving you scratching your head more than not.  Especially wherever Neptune is in your Chart.

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Understanding that the Third Eye or Neptune cannot be in alignment until the bottom 5 chakras are balanced its best to visit my chakra series to get attuned.  From there you can deal with your 3rd eye in truth and not in confusion. In order to receive inspiration you have to be clear to get those transmissions.

 

Neptune represents a higher octave of Venus which sits on the border of the non-physical and physical.  It represents divine love and spiritual oneness rather then a personal selfish and egoic love.

 

Dealing with Neptune with our personal problems will only lead to confusion and misunderstandings.  Neptune want to remove your borders it wants to raise you up. The problem is you want to raise everybody else up but Neptune will shut down and let you daydream.  It requires you to already have your boundaries and lower chakras in order before you can truly get any benefit out of Neptune.

 

Neptune is the God of the Sea.  The God of Water. Water is Emotions.  Emotions know no boundaries. When you are attacked Emotionally if not prepared you have no defenses.  

Neptune rules over the collective conscious where you are connected if not understood of that connection then this will lead to escaping tactics through alcohol and drugs, etc.

 

If Neptune is heavy in your Chart you will have a hard time being accepted.  Because you operate from a different paradigm.

 

Neptune is linked to spirituality,  mysticism, and divine love, letting go of selfish aims and ideals.  And caring about the collective needs.

 

Age of Pisces represented the Collective Consciousness Billions of people got together for an idea.  So Neptune represents an ideal. If calcified it represents an ideal that was given to you.

If balanced then it represents an ideal you give to yourself.  Ultimately Neptune is a weapon.

 

Siva is also seen at times standing on the being of ignorance, illusion, or maya, showing that he is not affected by its power.

 

Saturn swallowed Neptune and to bide his time Neptune dreamt and imagined a life.

Eventually Zeus freed him and he ruled the Water or Sea.  

Understanding that the earth and our bodies is 70% Water that means that most of our life and existence is unknown and subconscious.  So Neptune helps bring it all into focus. Water is symbolic to deeper emotions and dreams.

 

Neptune Symbolic Meanings

Dreams

Intuition

Psychic ability

Invention

Magic

Perception

Psychology

Philosophy

Esotericism

Occult

Imagination

Mysticism

Emotion

Shadow/hidden side of life

 

This is how Neptune shows up in our life.  Through the mystical and unknown regions of our existence and making sense out of it.  Neptune is a gift that has been calcified for years now the truth of the reality is being uncovered within us all.  Neptune allows us to transform our perceptions to our higher ideals. Not our personal life.

 

Symbol = Cross = Material Life = Grounding and stabilizing you life. How? through the mystical realms of Neptune, enlightenment and illumination.  

The three prongs or the Trident = His ability to control the Waters =  Liquidity, Fecundity, Drinkability

 

Sattva = intuition

Rajas = Perserverance

Tamas = Chaos

 

Neptune created the Hippocampus and is seen riding the Hippocampus.

The hippocampus is our direct memory. Not the end all be all.

Neptune is our Cosmic Memory so understanding where the real things come from is Key.

 

Siva is also seen at times standing on the being of ignorance, illusion, or maya, showing that he is not affected by its power

 

Neptune rules the Pineal Gland or Third Eye which oversees all psychic phenomenon.

 

 

The Dark Night of the Soul Explained | The Story of Tatalicious | Notes

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When it comes to psychology its not a popular subject.  For me it is. The word psyche means soul. And Ology just means the study of.  A term comes up and it is called “The Dark night of the Soul”

 

This the time when you and your soul comes face to face.  This is not a beautiful union at first at first this is a conflict.  Because you as an individual have disconnected from your soul a long time ago. And to rectify it one would need to Back track and to backtrack causes a lot of pain.

 

Ultimately “The Dark Night of the Soul” is when a person confronts their shadow or thier shadow confronts them. This confrontation ultimately is the first step to true self development. Self in the sense of the soul.  

 

During this time you will experience times where you will make different decisions and those decision will cause you to have guilt and this will drive you deeper if you don’t understand what is happening.  If you don’t feel the same as you once did before about people, places, and things then thats a good thing. If you are deeply attached to these things its a bad thing.

 

The first phase of knowing the true self in alchemy is called the blackening phase.  Or the nigredo phase. This is a time when our Eros and our Super Ego are at odds.

 

The Id is our primitive and instinctive component of our personality.  It is everything we came into this planet with. The will to live your best life (EROS)(Lover) and your will to die (Thanatos)(Soldier).  These are unconscious drives that we have.

Eros is the personification of our intense love and desire with no filter.  This is a powerful force in our life.

The ID is how respond directly to instincts with no filter.  

When we are first born we are all ID.  We never lose the ID and the ID is not affected by reality.  

The Ego has the job of directing the ID.  

So if you have a humble EGO and a powerful ID.  Than the ID will overpower you and force you to catch up with it.  IF you understand your energy and accomodate it things will work out well.  

The Ego has other plans unfortunately and this creates a crisis. Your soul wants more and you want less.  Who will win.

The Super Ego is the counter part to the ego which controls our moral compass. The part of us that has learned from our society, parents and teachers for better or worse whats right or wrong and what good or bad.  

The Super Ego uses 2 tools to stay afloat conscience (an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one’s behavior) and the ideal self.  The conscience is there to punish you when you make “wrong” decisions and reward you when you make “right” decisions. Because ultimately by making “right” decisions you reach the ideal self.  So let’s not forget that this ideal self is based on society, parents and teachers.

 

When someone says they our going through a dark night of the soul or resonate with the topic, this means you are going through real despair, loss of meaning in life and a deep uncertainty about the future.  Its past wanting people to feel sorry for you. You may not even tell people whats going on or even how to articulate it. That is because the transformation is real.

 

The rebirth is real. The phoenix rising from the ashes is real.  The changing of your reality starts with whats going on. You cant take it with you.  It all must be transmuted.

 

The Soul wants to connect with you.  It cannot connect with you outside of truth.  So any fancy thing you think you are doing. OR goal you are striving for.  Are you sure it is from the soul. OR do you feel obiligated.

 

In alchemy, Nigerdo, or blackness meanse putrefacation or decompistion.  This is the first step to becoming whole.

 

This shows up as a disruptive event that causes us to turn inward and shed our outside public facing self and deal with the ID and EROS.  To shed our false beliefs is referred to facing the Shadow. Or our DARK SIDE.

 

“In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day.”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up

 

The “dark night of the soul” does not refer to the difficulties of life in general,

 

“The meeting with oneself is, at first, the meeting with one’s own shadow. The shadow is a tight passage, a narrow door, whose painful constriction no one is spared who goes down to the deep well. But one must learn to know oneself in order to know who one is.” (Carl Jung)

 

Full Moon in Capricorn | June 28th, 2018 | Lazurus Rising

 

Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead. The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

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On June 28th, 2018, we will have a Full Moon at 6° Capricorn, a full moon occurs when the Sun is Opposite the Moon. This Full Moon wants to know if you care about your self or a made up concept you choose to believe. You may want to accomplish a lot but the question that may come up during this Full Moon is ‘why’. This moon is a great time to come into tune with what you truly want and gives you enough energy to get things done. Doing the inner psychological work is actually the pathway to true wealth and success regardless of how you feel, having a real goal is a solution. If you are not focused on who you are as an individual you may be concerned with your social group’s politics and get caught up in things that have nothing to do with you internally from a soul level. Understanding your personal causes is a psychological pursuit, mindlessly doing the things you have been doing without examination will come into focus during this Full Moon. When it comes to plans, we can plan a flawless wedding or a flawless crime, perception of good/bad is completely up to the individual. In a way it reminds me of the movie Purge but more of a personal allegiance type of way. Are you pledging allegiance to your group or your soul?

The Full Moon will be in Capricorn where it will need to be emotionally centered. If not centered the first sign of adversity or one simple success may trigger an overreaction and ruin overall progress. The Full Moon in Capricorn is full of false alarms and missed opportunities based on stagnancy and procrastination. This isn’t a chill out Moon, this moon means business, personally or collectively. When making a proclamation or a declaration the energy of the Moon and Capricorn will give you enough energy to bring it into manifest. Positive emotion can be used for negative things as well so make sure people aren’t plotting on you. I wouldn’t be in situations or deal with people I’m not emotionally aligned with. Avoid all pressure, follow your emotions. Realizing your obstacles is perfect for overcoming them, blind confidence can get you in trouble. Realize the problem before seeking the solution. The solution has to be found within yourself in other words. People with common goals should be your friends and family now. Ultimately following people who don’t share your goals and dreams will drain a lot of your energy during this Full Moon.

This Full Moon speaks to being swept up in a frenzy based on powerful oration of ideals. This is wonderful if you share these ideals. It’s even more wonderful if you live and speak your own personal ideals, not from the ego but from the Soul. At this point, it is okay to be the Black Sheep. The world is changing and you will not be the ‘black sheep’ for long. It is important that you understand that your energy is from the spirit/soul not from any existential force. The more you realize this the more you no longer have to prove yourself to others, you simply just need to know and love yourself.

The Tarot Card associated with this Full Moon in Capricorn is the 2 of Disks(Pentacles or Coins). Which speaks to a change in our environment and a need to be balanced during all transformations. Understand that energy cannot be eliminated it can only be transformed and reused. It’s important to understand the cyclical nature of the world and be ready for our opportunity like we are playing a game of ‘life’ double dutch. Harmonious change is what is needed. In order to give one must give a little. Its a process.

This Full Moon in Capricorn gives a chance to take control of your existence but it will not be easy. Are you ready to fight an enemy that doesn’t exist or are you ready to live your best life? This world and its energies are purely subjective, understanding what is best for you is paramount. What if your collective was actually a negative force would you still align with them based on familiarity or strike out on your own path?  Understanding that your spiritual family may not be your natural family how will you navigate these trails when identifying who you are and your personal tribe.

The Orisha of the Week

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Babalu – Aye

There is one Orisha that is loved, respected, and feared all the same and his name is Babalu Aye. The name means “Father of the World” he is a major key to understanding humanity as a whole. Babalu Aye was once shunned by society due to illness and poverty. Understanding that his troubles and afflictions were not of the higher self, he had to switch his understanding from normal to divine consciousness to be given back his health and prosperity. Understanding that he had to balance his life and behaviors he got everything back and more. Balance and good character are what we need to be successful through discipline and understanding the divine within, nothing can hold us back.

 

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“When man fails to recognize God as the one Helper and the one support of his life, spiritual understanding becomes weak in him and he sinks into materiality. To all intents, he is dead to the truth of his own being.”

“The weak spot in human consciousness is the belief in the reality of matter and material possessions.”

 

Babalu – Aye has a counterpart in Christian mythology by the name of Lazarus. Lazarus metaphysically represents the part of our consciousness that is helped by the Divine personality but is often rejected and left by the human. We have an outer consciousness of the physical reality and we also have an inner consciousness of the divine reality. Most of us are only aware of our physical reality while our divine reality means nothing to us. Lazarus is the consciousness within us that has died, it is shown as sick and impoverished. It’s important for us to revive that part of our consciousness and divinity with our mind and our ability to focus on our inner light and radiate from this place. As long as things are going well for you, you may not realize or recognize the divine and yo may be completely concerned with the physical reality and this trapped by it. The rising of Lazurus and Bablu-Aye is the rising of the consciousness of the Soul which is taking place right now.

If you want to fully understand this energy for yourself please contact me for information on getting a reading hoodmystic@gmail.com

Peace

— Hoodmystic

Pluto Explained || Esoteric Astrology

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Omnipotent, Alchemical Force.  The most intense.

Cerebrus = Nature, Cause, Accident.

 

If life is a living Hell you can call on Pluto for help.  

But Pluto is not a magic Pill.

It points out your vices, addictions, and our own undoing.  

He can show us how to transform our base ideas and perceptions to higher spiritual concepts.  

 

Who is Pluto

The God of the Underworld.

Like the Land.

A seed is Pluto and as it fights through the dirt.  

It eventually has to burst out of the ground into the heavens.   

So Pluto is pointing out the things that are holding you back that are not obvious.

Like a Flower that germinates its seed and repeats the process all over again.

It’s a Natural Process of Life and Rebirth.

LORD OF FATE, DEATH AND REBIRTH

If the Acorn is the be an Oak Tree it has to trust its innermost and dive deep in the soil to be reborn again.  It doesn’t feel that its Acorn life is supreme there must be more to the story.

Pluto is Greek for Riches. Hades god of the Underworld and profound transformation.

The Sower of the Celestial Seed.

 

Pluto in your Chart

 

Pluto in your chart shows what you need to sacrifice for your Soul Growth.

My Pluto is in Libra. 1st House. (Toxic Relationships)

So my transformation comes in the form of Relationships.

Being a Leader based on my perceptions.  

Trusting my Journey because it is leading me somewhere.

It shows how we bond with people and how we share resources, material and immaterial.  

 

1971 – 1984 Pluto was in Libra = Growing up with problems in the home.  Divorce. Single Parent Household. Where is Daddy?

 

1984 – 1995 Pluto was in Scorpio = Crack and Violence Epidemic, Aids, Teen Pregnancy

 

1995 – 2008 Puto was in Sagittarius = The Great Awakening, Alerting Souls to their path, A set up for Fate, Barack Obama

 

2008 – 2023 Pluto will be in Capricorn = Theories and ideals are brought down to earth and put into practice, and anything that doesn’t work is thrown out – no matter how noble.

 

How does Pluto Show up?

 

Power, Sex, Death and the Afterlife, Transformation + Reinvention + Regeneration, Wealth, Unconsciousness

 

Pluto – Root Chakra

 

The first Chakra is co-ruled by Pluto and Saturn (The Lord of Fate)

The Root Chakra is where you connect to the Earth. (Pluto is the God of the Underworld)

Survival, Grounding, and Connecting you (your Soul) to your Body.

The Root Chakra like the Foundation to a House is necessary for all other subsequent Chakras to operate fully.  

The Root Chakra = Home of your Spiritual Essence.  

Trust and Safety issues our resources (material and immaterial), Talents, Gifts and Abilities, and how we are handling this in our life.  

Balance to this Chakras brings alignment into your life.  

Unbalance to this Chakra causes confusion.

Root Chakra nurturing yourself, healthy boundaries, being comfortable.  

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is one of the main blocks to the Root Chakra.  

Among the diagnostic criteria for PTSD are that an individual physically feels the toll of the traumatic events.

For PTSD sufferers, the trauma intrudes on visual, auditory, and somatic reality

“Individuals with PTSD suffer inundation of images, sensations, and behavioral impulses disconnected from context, concepts and understanding.”

re-experiencing the event or having flashbacks, avoiding reminders of the trauma, chronic hyperarousal in the autonomic nervous system, or essentially being stuck in the fight or flight mode of survival, leading to a high startle response or “jumpiness.”

 

Pluto Wounding | Why?

 

Violence, Abuse, and Terror.

Something that has left behind a psychological scar.  

Damage, Demeaning Put Downs, Humiliation.  Feelings of being tormented.

Pluto makes you feel like you are nothing. Why?

Feelings of hate, revulsion, disgust, and loathing.

Pluto is the Black Sheep. Being ridiculed and made to feel small and helpless.

The feelings deeply felt. (The feelings you don’t show on the surface)

Low points. Depression. Scary situations you are not emotionally prepared for. (Parenthood, Tragedy)

Pluto is where the Volcano is in your Chart.  It can lay dormant for long periods. Then all of a sudden. Hate and Vitriol is ever present.  

Since we never dealt with it we develop destructive habits to suppress the dormant rage.

Dealing with Pluto is the feeling of spiraling downwards to the deepest of lows following a Long and Powerful journey back to the surface.

Pluto is the Polarity to Earth. Earth is the physical Body. There is no “earth” in astrology. It is only you.

So Pluto relates to the spiritual aspects of life, it can alter and challenge you, but it can never destroy you. It has to show you this in order for you to Evolve.

The Love for your Spiritual Awareness supersedes your Earthly relationship, the fact that you have to sacrifice that is painful.

Birth and Rebirth are painful processes. The pain of birth. The pain of death.

Leaving a comfortable containment for the unknown is needed for evolution.

Pluto is the tool for tapping into Spiritual Will.

 

Pluto God of Wealth, King of the Dead, wears the Helmet of Invincibility.  He is fair, doesn’t pity, impossible to stop.  

 

Pluto is influential but in order to understand its influence you have to come to a personal realization on how Pluto shows up in your life.  It is not a scapegoat.

 

In order to transform the body it must first be inserted in your mind first and Pluto is the Seed.

 

Sayings

 

“As one door closes, another one opens” – Anon

 

“I die daily” – St James

 

“All things must pass” – Proverb

 

“Sometimes one has to get to zero before you know the score” – Author

 

“Though lovers be lost, love shall not; and death shall have no dominion” – Dylan Thomas

 

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me” – Book of Common Prayer from Psalm 23 v.4

 

“Behold, I make all things new” – Revelation ch.22, v.2

 

“If there wasn’t death, I think you couldn’t go on” – Stevie Smith in the Observer 9 November 1969, p.21

 

Look within. Within is the fountain of the good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig. – Marcus Aurelius

 

“…the Ancient One (the personality, the Dweller) is no longer seen. He sinks to the depth of the ocean of life; he descends into hell, but the gates of hell hold him not. He, the new and living One (Initiate) leaves below that which has held him down throughout the ages and rises from the depths unto the heights, close to the throne of God”