The Triumph of the Christ Life
This month, as we come into the strong stream of the energy of Capricorn, it may be appropriate and helpful to contemplate how that energy is moving, working, and creating within the group mind and expression of humanity as well as within the spiritual servers of the race. The task of those servers, as one learns from contemplation on spiritual evolution, planetary purposes, and the Plan of the hierarchy, is to increasing "vision" and cooperating will. It is in the light of spiritual awareness that servers see and know what is moving through the planet and thus learn how to cooperate with it, to become an active part of the group intelligent response to the cosmic energies as they move through planetary matter and through the working out of time create spiritual effects on life and matter, form and soul.
Of significance to consideration and contemplation of the effects of Capricorn on both the human group expression and the spiritual servers is the "earthly triplicity of Capricorn, Virgo and Taurus (which) form a triangle of material expression which is of profound interest" (Esoteric Astrology, p. 379). This triangle of material expression is of significance both "from the angle of the ordinary round of the zodiac, followed by average and undeveloped humanity, or from the angle of the disciple wherein the path of zodiacal progress is reversed. In the first case, Capricorn marks the point of greatest density and concrete expression and shows the life divine as deeply imbedded in substance." "In Virgo, however, that life makes its inner pressure felt and the movement — faint yet real — of the hidden life begins to pulsate within the concrete form, producing in Taurus that reaction to desire and that onward rush and powerful movement which distinguishes the evolutionary progress of the individual, working under the impulse of desire" (Esoteric Astrology, p. 379).
The results of that reaction to desire in Taurus are seen working out through the soul and expression of humanity both at its highest spiritual quality under the influence of Capricorn as the desire for great soul expression as well as within the more material regressive form of desire within the glamour of selfishness and separatism. It is of great significance for the spiritual server to fully see and know the power of Capricorn to turn, through its impact on the Christ life in form, desire from a material expression to a soul expression. The disciple then "arrives at Capricorn where he finally subdues matter, form or concrete expression to divine uses and purpose, and thus demonstrates the triumph and the potency of the Christ life" (Esoteric Astrology, p. 380).
Perhaps it is useful to think of the helpful spiritual effects of Capricorn as something that the disciple can "arrive" at now to some extent or another as an esoteric working group. Perhaps the occult method of "acting as if" is a useful way for the disciple working group to work within Capricorn at the time of the full moon to receive and appropriate it into full spiritual usefulness through a synthesis within the human group ruled by Taurus at this time. Can the serving group become the channel for the flow of Capricorn cooperating with the creation of a spiritual elevation of desire so that the Christ life in earthly matter is moved to greater felt livingness and the desire is turned to that of soul expression? What signs for that taking place would one look for? Where would one place one's nurturing attention to assist in the birth of that Christ consciousness and expression within humanity as a race?
It is interesting to note the duality of the aspect of Capricorn that is both involved deeply within matter and also within the spiritual light divine that remains at its highest peak, having never left that high spiritual place. Perhaps that is where the esoteric keynote for Capricorn comes from "Lost am I in the light supernal, yet on that light I turn my back". Supernal means heavenly or in the sky, so literally the light at a high place above the earthly material world. The spiritual Self remains "located" at this high place, this mountain-top, yet it learns to turn from that light to face its self, life and evolving soul consciousness and spiritual awareness, within all the material created form world. This is the work of creation. This is the work that the group of servers at the time of the full moon is learning to fully cooperate and become consciously adept at as a group. Even the urge or desire to this kind of work is a group phenomenon, whether the individual is able to recognize in their individual brain consciousness or not, the truth remains.
As the Christ life, the group consciousness, awakens within humanity under the influence of Capricorn, it becomes able to recognize itself and to work at its own evolution and development, much as the individual awakening begins to take itself in hand and develop spiritual goals and striving. For the awakening spiritual group mind, this development involves learning to work at its own evolution through the harnessing of the cosmic energies and moving them through itself as the container for creation and synthesis. As spiritual evolution of the Christ life occurs the soul life within form is strengthened and clarified and the soul expression through intelligent activity of form life becomes more true, good, and beautiful. Regressive tendencies are shed and the soul light shines through the world of creation — form and activity.
The ruler of Capricorn is Venus, "governing the second House which is concerned with economics, the distribution of money and metals and which rules Taurus, "the seed house" of illumination and the new emerging light. Venus also rules Libra exoterically and the seventh House wherein enemies are recognized and unions and friendships achieved" (Esoteric Astrology, p. 538).
As the servers in the group watch the economic scenario play out across the world, it is clear that the changing economic landscape is also directly related to the recognition of enemies and the creation of unions and achieving of friendships. Thus the effects of Capricorn through its ruler Venus both within Taurus and Libra are apparent and the significance of the interplay and synthesis of energies on soul evolution and expression are also apparent. The working out of soul expression through human economics takes on new meaning and the spiritual server becomes "enlightened" to cosmic energies working out through human expression. The larger shifts occurring within the human soul and its expression are seismic in proportion and scope and spiritually of supreme significance to the working out of right relations and unity that are the dawning spiritual light through soul expression of the racial consciousness.
The astute server strives to see and work in the light. Seeing involves seeing the interplay of all energies and the movement of cosmic energies through the receptive creative field of play that is the human soul, the group mind of humanity, and the full spiritual expression and living through planetary form and intelligent activity. The light supernal is the source of light and life and yet when the server faces toward it he or she is blinded, absorbed in highest spiritual nature, and unable to work creatively. It takes the soul consciousness some time to learn to work between the heights of spiritual light supernal and the dense blindness and death of immersion in form life. As the soul life and consciousness becomes aware of itself, the task is to learn to attain the correct spiritual attitude and altitude to work in the light without being blinded from both directions, the light supernal or the death of identification with material form life. Capricorn, encompassing both poles of spiritual life and living, becomes the mountaintop of experience and learning for the awakening server and soul as well as the opportunity for the soul to master creation in matter and full expression through material living and life.
So Be It. May the Christ life in all form be strengthened and find its path to full living and expression through right relations. Thus, we move into the New Age and start the auspicious year of 2012 under the apt guidance of Capricorn with its ruler and our higher brother Venus at the helm this month. Let us be fit co-workers in group consciousness.