Flames licked up the walls of the ornate wooden château, its inhabitants completely shrouded in the billowing smoke. Brigid whispered the last syllables of the spell from the bejeweled grimoire. With a gentle flick of her wand, a flock of geese ascended silently over the castle’s walls to safety. The sky-walkers materialized as if out of nowhere. Brigid’s heart ached as she tore the pages of the spell book from its illustrious binding. There was no other way, the Grim must be saved. She rolled the ripped pages into tight scrolls and bound them each with an enchanted ribbon. Thrusting the scrolls into the arms of the sky-walkers, she gave her orders. “They must be hidden in the portals between the worlds. Keep them safe. Without these scrolls, my flock will not be able to remember their true form. When the water bearer rises, retrieve the scrolls, restore the grimoire, and bring my children home.”
THE WAY HOME
Ah, there you are. The sky-walker said you would come. Not so sure was I. Very peculiar I find all these ones and zeroes. Transparent rice paper, encased in jewel-studded binding, and smelling of fresh ink, looking forward to, was I. A proper Grimoire that would be. But the sky-walker says that will not do. You seeds have been separated and hidden from one another to keep you safe. The stealth of cyberspace for those ruled by Uranus, is the perfect rendezvous point, says she. And so I am here, and you are here, and the sky-walker was right.
Urania’s code and the keys to restoring balance, within my pages, reside. Or at least, will reside when our work is done. We are three. Enchanted by Elpis, retrieved by the sky-walker, we present to you myself. I am the Grimoire du Chemin, former counsel to the Château du Pirou. You may call me Grim. I am a remembering spell.
DO YOU REMEMBER THE WAY HOME?
A peculiar thing is this business of incarnation. When courage meets desire, so it happens. Ah, yes, but the Goddess never truly releases her children from the warmth and safety of her love. The Goddess enlists the service of Neptune, she does. So you see, you only have the illusion of wandering, the illusion of exploration, whilst your purest essence is firmly anchored inside the Force that is her womb. But as always with Neptune, there is the risk of forgetting.
The Remembering & The Forgetting
THE WAY IS BALANCE – HOME IS THE FORCE
The great forgetting is a cantankerous beast. If the remembering is strong on your world, it is a world of joy and beauty. The remembering world knows the way. If the forgetting is strong on your world it is a world of suffering and deceit. The forgetting world is lost and wanders far from the way. Some worlds are divided between the remembering and the forgetting. These worlds are caught within the struggle between joy and suffering. Which world are you living in? I dare say ’tis one of the latter, for naught, you would have no need to find me.
TO FIND YOUR WAY IS TO REMEMBER
So you see, this business of incarnation is a risky business indeed. There has always been and always will be, the risk of forgetting, the risk of suffering, and the risk of fracturing the Force. All the while, the Goddess dreams her dream. With each fracture of the Force, each tear within its fabric, the Goddess dreams a solution. Called the Guardians, these solutions are. Know me, and the Guardians you shall know. Know the Guardians, and the way home, you will remember.
THE PATH TO REMEMBERING BEGINS WITH THE GODDESS
And so it is our journey begins, with the Way of the Goddess.
Charge the Life-Force
The doorways to the Second and Eighth houses are created by the line of the Power Axis. Now that you have a physical body, and a visible persona, it must be charged with vitality and life force. To properly charge the life force, requires an alternating current of energy. To prime our batteries, we receive the gifts of Gaia’s bounty. We receive food, which fuels the physical body, and we receive the resources needed for the Fifth House objective, which fuels the heart. To fully charge our batteries we must complete the circuit and create an alternating current, we must connect to the source energy of the Force. This requires, giving-back. Giving-back fuels the collective. Fueling the collective fuels the Force. Which in turn benefits the individual. And thus, the circuit is completed, and the cycle, as long as perpetuated, remains for eternity.
The Second House is the realm of resources. The Way of the Goddess is to live in balance. Within each material realm is provided all of the material requirements to sustain life and to partake in the creative process–the process that emulates divinity. That is the natural order, the natural balance. Likewise, the material resources provided by your planet and all the material resources from the vastness of space beyond your planet, are not to be owned by individuals. They are the planet’s, and the Goddess’ gift to their children. Your planet’s land and resources are yours by divine birthright. The food the planet gives is fuel to the physical body, the resources the planet gives, which allows you to partake in the creative process, is fuel to the energetic spark that animates your physical body. Therefore, the resources the planet gives, fuels the heart. It is quite literally, what keeps your heart beating.
The natural sign of the Second House is the stabilizing Earth sign of Taurus, the Builder. The natural ruler of Taurus is the Guardian of Beauty, Venus. As the Guardian of Beauty, Venus encourages us to create beauty with the resources the planet gives. When we are surrounded in beauty, the emotion of joy is created and the Force is strengthened. When we are surrounded in ugliness the emotion of despair is created and the Force is weakened. Beauty is power. The term beauty here does not apply to the physical body. For all human bodies are equally beautiful because of their divinity. “Beauty” here applies only to the ideals and objects of human creation. Venus here quite literally powers the heart, the body, and the act of manifestation. To deny yourself the resources you need to survive and thrive is a form of suicide. To deny access of resources to others is to damage their life force. It is a slow and cruel form of mass destruction.
Here, in this realm, the Power Axis has been severed. You no longer function as a tribe, and there is no true sharing of the Earth’s bounty. The Earth’s gifts have been snatched up by those who are no longer cognizant of their connection with the Force, those who are self-serving. In doing so, they steal from their Mother and they steal from humanity, selling the Earth to the highest bidder. The current of the Power Axis has been replaced by a system of paper currency. It is a false currency. But as with all things, it is an evil that can be leveraged for good. The people of this realm have never been fully charged and know not the rewards of true power.
Whereas the Second House represents receiving for individual survival, the Eighth House represents giving for the survival of the collective–the survival of the Force. The Eighth House is the house of sharing. If we take from the planet freely with no regard for the “other”, it is a form of genocide because inevitably, the planet will be depleted. The planet may be able to replenish herself eventually, but she will not be able to do so within the timespan of a human life cycle. Once our own needs are met it is time to step up and assess the needs of the collective. Where can we give, what can we share, what actions can we take to ensure that all people have equal access to resources? Sharing fuels the Force. This is the natural order of things. When we are in a perpetual state of receiving and giving, there is no need for charity, there is no lack, and there is no suffering. This is the greatest secret and the greatest truth of the ages. To empower the collective is to empower ourselves.
The term “giving-back” is used here because there is much confusion about the concepts of giving, charity, and investments in your realm. Giving is gifting a possession to another and not requiring anything in return. This is rare in your world. Some type of acknowledgment in the form of a “thank you” and some type of treatment such as respect and gratitude is expected. Charity is the giving to someone “less fortunate”. An investment is designed to benefit both parties. However, both parties are solely vested in their own best interest. All of these are out of balance and in conflict with the Way.
Giving is not truly a gift, it is an ego-based exchange. The giver receives an ego boost in the form of recognition and respect. To call it a gift is to ignore the complete dynamic, which is to live a lie.
Charity requires that there be a “less fortunate” to give to, which is an abomination to the Goddess. And, this is also an ego-based exchange, because the giver most often receives recognition and respect for conducting the charity. Charity does little to remove the dynamic of having a “less fortunate” population. It doesn’t fix anything. For the receiver, it is akin to a band-aid with salt on it. For your society views the receiver as being emotionally indebted for eternity. The receiver must be forever grateful and is fully expected to use the charity “wisely”, regardless that the charity does nothing to remove the root of their “less fortunate” state.
Investments are designed solely for the “accumulation of wealth” for the parties involved, and not designed to benefit the whole collective.
Giving-back is to use one’s possessions, to benefit the world, without any ego-based energetic exchange. When we have received freely from the Earth’s bounty it is natural to give freely. There is no sense of lack-no fear-no logical reason to not share. There is no room for “not sharing” to enter into the equation.
This is the greatest truth. This is the truth that has so long been buried, that the true concept of giving-back is but a flicker tucked away in the dark recesses of humanity’s mind.
The natural sign of the Eighth House is the stabilizing Water sign of Scorpio, the Transformer. The natural ruler of Scorpio is Pluto, the Guardian of Truth & Power, for the two are interdependent. Pluto teaches that only through sharing do we obtain true power. Venus teaches us that the balanced, equal distribution of resources begets power.
Venus is a magnetic force. Pluto is an electric force. By actively sharing, the material possessions we need are naturally attracted to us. And thus is born a perpetual, natural cycle of giving and receiving. To equally give and equally receive maintains the balance and flow of the Power Axis.
Find yourself; Find your tribe
The doorways to the First and Seventh houses are created by the line of the Avatar Axis. The First House represents the identity we need to craft as an individual. It is our autonomy. Here we are free and independent to make up our own minds about who we want to be.
We need a physical tangible body, and we need a persona that radiates the one unique aspect of the Force we came to express. If we hide our authentic nature, we become invisible to the “others” that we need to accomplish self-actualization.
It requires courage to be 100% totally unique. As a totally unique expression of the Force, you are the first you that there has ever been. Therefore, the natural sign at the doorway to the First house is the initiating Fire sign of Aries, the Trailblazer. The natural ruler of Aries is the Guardian of Courage, Mars.
Whereas the First house represents autonomy, the Seventh house represents communion. The material realm is not an easy realm to manage on one’s own. It requires the amassing of resources. Material resources require a certain amount of care and maintenance. There are many mundane labor tasks that must be conducted daily, in order to survive in this realm. Therefore, we must identify our tribe. In developing our autonomy in the First House our tribe is able to recognize us as a part of “them”. In this manner, the tribe that will serve us best in this world will naturally be attracted to us.
The tribe is necessary for the managing of resources and distribution of the mundane labor tasks required for life on this planet. Without a tribe, we become involved in a never-ending cycle of keeping up with mundane tasks, and the creation axis becomes crippled.
Contractual agreements serve the Seventh House by ensuring the fair and equal delegation of resources and labor. Legal binding agreements, in their original design, ensure balance, to ensure fairness; equality, fraternity, and liberty. Therefore, the natural sign at the doorway to the Seventh House is the initiating Air Sign of Libra, the Equalizer. Libra’s natural ruler is Venus. Venus is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring beauty on the planet. Beauty is created by balance. Balance is rooted in equality. Beauty can be cultivated in the material and beauty can be cultivated in relationships. The current concept of beauty in this world, is greatly distorted. The current system of law in this world is likewise corrupted. The current beauty constructs do more to destroy balance than to create it. Look to Venus to rectify, correct, and restore the natural balance.
Venus is a magnetic force. Mars is an active electrical force. By actively crafting our own autonomy with courage, we create a visible persona, that will naturally attract the “others” we need to survive and thrive. This is the balance between the poles of the Avatar Axis.
As Above, So Below
The astrological chart is based on six axes, resulting in 12 points or poles to form a dodecagon. The dodecagon is formed by four intersecting equilateral triangles. Within the dodecagon is a reflection of divinity and a reflection of humanity. It is the symbol of our sameness. It is a symbol of our unity. Four represents stability and strong foundations. It is all that we need. It is born from the “three”. The “three” is the Goddess/magnetism; the God/electricity; and the Force/the all.
Twelve is the number of polarity. Polarity is a term that has come to be interpreted as “two things in direct contradiction to one another”. This is not accurate. Polarity is derived from the Latin, polus meaning “an end of an axis”. This misuse of language will cause great confusion in interpreting the astrological chart.
Individual consciousness lies at one end of the axis. The Force lies at the opposite end of the axis. They are both YOU. You are an individual unique expression of the Force. And you are a part of the collective that makes up the Force. There is no contradiction. Both have the exact same objective, to emulate divinity by taking part in the creative process, manifesting joy.
The six points that lie at the bottom half of the astrological chart represent the individual. The six points that lie at the top half of the astrological chart represent the others that make up the Force.
What is important to remember is that the individual does not exist without the other. We cannot exist and live an animated, material life without the others of the Force. Likewise, we cannot serve the others and the Force without first attending to our own individual needs. It is an alternating current of energy–not in contradiction, but instead in constant service. This is the key to understanding the aspect of the opposition in the astrological chart. We are in service to the one distinct resonance of the Force that is us “the individual. And we are in service to the entirety of the Force that is us “the all”.
Each axis has a magnetic pole and an electric pole. The magnetic pole is grounded to the Earth and draws on the magnetic charge of the Earth. The electrical pole is connected to the Force and draws on the charge of the all. When one pole is activated energy flows toward the opposite pole. When the opposite pole is activated, the energy switches direction and flows back. Therefore, the opposition, when activated properly is a kind of loop. It is an oscillating exchange of energy similar to an alternating current. To effectively understand the aspect of the opposition in the astrological chart, we must simply maintain a back and forth exchange between the “I” and the “All”.
Urania’s code holds the balance that is the Way of the Goddess within the dodecagon. The dodecagon reduces to three, and three is a magic number. Three holds all that there is and all that ever will be. It is representative of and a constant reminder of our origins. One is the Goddess–magnetism; two is the God–electricity; and three is the Force–the all.
The four equilateral triangles that make up the dodecagon, represent the four elements.
Your desire to be, born of the emptiness of the Goddess has propelled you onto the path of a great mission. There are six distinct objectives that must be met. Each objective contains an aspect of “self” and an aspect of “other”. To meet these objectives, you must be aware of them. The six axes create 12 points and result in a perfect 360-degree circle. However, based on the time of birth, the 12 points are not always equally spaced. These spaces are the “houses” of the astrological wheel.
This circle represents your unique resonance–a very specific, unique, aspect of the Force. The objective required for each house must be met for the effective operation of all of the other houses. They are dependent on one another. Each axis consists of a starting point and an ending point. The starting point represents what is needed by you as an individual; the ending point represents what is needed by you as part of the collective. There is “you” that exists as an individual. There is “you” that exists as the Force. Both are you at every moment of every day. You can express a unique aspect of the force but you cannot separate from it. The Force is you, always. The six axes provide you with everything that both aspects of yourself need. Your individual needs are not in opposition nor contradictory to your needs as part of the Force. They are simply connected. The Way of the Goddess is to keep the balance between the two.
The line of the axis is the doorway to the house it creates. This doorway is often referred to as a cusp. Some houses may have two cusps and therefore two doorways. The sign on the cusp of an astrological house shows us where to look for its Key. The Key opens the door allowing us access to what we need. To be able to find the Keys, we must first know the natural rulerships. The natural rulerships are the code that shows us where the keys to your houses have been hidden.