Sun Enters Capricorn — The Solstice (December 21, 2022) | Astrologer Bill Attride
The Hierarchy of Light and Love
There are Four Corners in your yearly journey around the Sun, Four Turnings of the Earth as she majestically sweeps around and tilts towards and away from our Star, a great dance of Light and Dark which forms for us the seasons of birth, life, death, and rebirth year after year upon Earth.
Today we reach the final turn of the Astrological Year, today we move through the Circle of the Living Ones from Sagittarius and into Capricorn. At this time every year, and forever somewhere in your very own chart, you may enjoy this gift of the Spirit as you consider the meaning of your journey through the stars.
You will always have the space of Sagittarius, where you stretched your understanding for yourself and one another, as you told your story and listened to the stories of others, as you travelled in body or mind, finding new sensibilities through the experiences of others, delving into the libraries of nature and science, of cultures and the arts, of great authors, composers, philosophers and wisdom keepers, the wealth of experience handed down from ages past and by your contemporaries too. All of this is the true wealth of humanity, a part of the Divine Light to help you better understand yourself and your world, to know the who, what, when and why of Creation.
And what you realized then, was that the truth that is “out there” is what forms and holds you too. The only reason you can feel the truth, and see the truth, and know the truth, the only reason you can come to understand who and what you are is because the Truth is the “Prima Materia” behind the whole of Creation, and so it is part of every fiber of your being as well.
But now as you enter the realm that is Capricorn, you understand that this is not enough. No, it is not enough to find the truth, or know the truth, or even to share the truth. No, the whole purpose of Creation, the whole Truth that shines from within as your Spark of the Divine is for you is to live a life whose whole purpose is to BE this very truth; you are here to shine like the star in waiting that you are.
Yes, as much as Sagittarius is the keeper of Wisdom, in Capricorn you become the vessel of Truth, as you form your truth into your purpose and conduct, as you assume your responsibilities, as you “per-form”, forging your pathway of perfection in dutiful actions and consequential creations that are your legacy. In Capricorn, you move ever closer to the grace and humility that is the true sign of a “wise one”. You are here to be you, to live for Self-Fulfillment, to realize your true purpose, and forge your destiny by being the truth that makes you, you.
The pathway to mastery is not easy, and there will have been many experiences that brought you pain and shame in what you did, or what you failed to do. But the greater part of your wisdom and self-mastery has been earned by this, as you have come to realize that all those struggles, all those stumbles, falls and failures, that all these trials and tribulations of this life (and of your many lives) have brought you to this higher place, to this self-made mountain of your manifest destiny. For it was by falling and getting up, by learning what not to do, and to how to do and be better, it is by your refusal to give up and your dedication and deepening of humility that you have earned your place in the company of those who came before you.
Mastery is earned by you, by the immutable law of Cause and Effect, which ensures that you “reap what you sow”, and that by learning to do and be better, by your efforts to lift yourself beyond shadows and fears, you are made the creator of your future full of sublime spiritual brilliance. And you also know and feel this truth, that you have equally grown in stature by the deepening of your compassion and caring too. Because you have learned from your own struggles, you can truly feel the suffering and pain of others, and your heart will shine ever brighter with selfless love to help them too.
Because you also know this, that you could not, nor could you ever have done this “Great Work” by yourself. You are part of a host of souls, some here with you today and many, many more stretching backwards into the mists of your distant past. Like a great ribbon of light, all the souls who helped make you who you are, they are with you now, they are part of your character, part of your wisdom and live on in your compassion too.
This is why we give thanks to those who came before us, to those with whom we journey now, and to those who will continue this work after our time is done. You are part of a Hierarchy of Love and Life, and so we reach up to those above to ask for their helping hand, as we extend our hand to those who follow behind us too. Because this is the way, the way of humanity, the way of Love. This is the pledge and purpose of Capricorn, that our path of Self-Fulfillment is made possible by the spark of the Divine within us, and that the great work of Creation is made by us all through love.
At this moment of turning as the Earth bows to the Sun, as we move through one of the Four Sacred portals of Initiation in the Circle of the Living Ones, we bow our heads and go down on bended knee, and pledge once more to be what we came to be. We are part of the Light that is the One which shines in the darkest places, and we will follow the path of Light that is the Hierarchy of Love and Compassion to our destiny in the stars.
That is why, at this sacred moment when the Light returns, we give thanks and ask for guidance one once more:
THE GREAT INVOCATION
From the point of light within the Mind of God
Let Light stream forth into our minds
Let LIGHT descend on Earth.
From the point of love within the Heart of God
Let Love stream forth into our hearts
May LOVE increase on Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide our wills
The PURPOSE which the masters know and serve.
From the center which we call Humanity
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door
where evil dwells.
Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.