The Ancient Mysteries call forth a return to Nature’s rhythms on an intuitive level. Spirit and Nature in Harmony! The earth seasons are designed to promote specific evolutionary needs. The autumn is the seed planting time; the winter is the gestation of the seed and the taking root. The spring is the bursting forth of those new seeds to release new aspiring life to be harvested in the summer. These are always reflected in the hidden mysteries of Nature.
The spring equinox opens the veil between the physical and the spiritual so that a resurrection in our lives can be inaugurated. The keynote of this season is creation. It is the drive to move our lives upward, like a seed pushing forth out of the earth into the air. The spring is the time when the creative powers we have been nurturing through the winter can be expressed to initiate a new world of opportunities for ourselves.
It is at this time of the year that the sun leaves the water sign of Pisces and enters into Aries, the creative fire sign. Fire was always regarded as something mysterious. Many traditions speak of how fire first belonged to the gods. Plentiful are the myths of the ancient firestealers and the creation of humanity. It is an element, which consumes and changes — it is both destructive and creative.
Aries is the fire sign of new beginnings, and much esoteric significance is attributed to this time of the year. The ancient Hebrew tradition speaks of how God fashioned the world at this time and that Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt in the spring. Resurrection myths, associated with the spring season abound — from Christ Jesus to Osiris of Egypt, Adonis of Babylon, and Tammuz of Sumeria. In the Roman Mysteries, people celebrated the death and resurrection of Attis at this time of the year.
This is the time for the fires of the new. The spring is the beginning of the alchemical process of the seasonal changes. Because much of humanity has lost the sensitivity to attune to the seasons, it is increasingly important for the student of the spiritual mysteries to recognize that each season, each day, and even each hour has its own peculiar quality. We must learn to attune to them to take advantage of them. We are being exposed to a universal cycle of influence.
While the winter season is the time of the Feminine Mysteries (the water element), the spring season is the time for the Masculine Mysteries (the fire element). The time of the equinox is the time of the alchemical and magical blending of water and fire. The living waters within us are flooded with a new radiance so that they can be expressed more fully within our life circumstances. This is the time, which releases energies that manifest opportunity to understand the mystery of polarity. We understand the importance of balancing the masculine, and feminine so they can eventually be blended to create new life. Spiritually and physically, this is a time of great creative expression. In the Northern Hemisphere, the creative forces begin to grow. There is fresh outburst of exuberant life and it holds many opportunities for those who align with its rhythms and forces:
– It is an excellent time to initiate a new order within your life.
– It is an ideal time for burning out the old — the burning of the dross — so that new seeds have room to sprout and be given new expression.
– It is also a time in which the veil between the physical and the spiritual is thinned, creating opportunities to access and invoke dynamic spiritual energy into one’s life.
– Its energy can be used to accelerate our own growth or to open new patterns for it throughout the rest of the spring.
– It is an excellent time to invoke energy that will assist you in making things new within all areas of your life.
– The inner temples are more accessible so that the secrets of life can be more deeply attuned to.
– It is a powerful time for releasing fiery healing energies.
– For the advanced disciple it is an ideal time to fashion the soul body so that the individual can function consciously in the spiritual world.
For the true student of the spiritual mysteries, it is during the spring that the energy is available that facilitates the undergoing of discipleship. The individual must learn to roll away the stones of personal and sense limitation and come forth, bringing the Inner Light out into the external world. At this time of the year, the individual can open to the path of probation and learn to access the vibrant force of the planet to heal the self and others — especially through the world of Nature (Opportunities to discover the healing power and magic of plants often open as a doorway to those who have been seeking.) Any study of the healings performed by ancient masters can assist the individual in understanding the intricate play of energy within humanity’s life.
This is the time to focus upon conscious transmutation. It is the ideal time to assert the will force over the personality. It is a time to balance polarities. This balance is necessary to comprehend the significance of the greatest symbol of this season. That is the symbol of the Holy Grail. The Mystery of the Grail is intricate and has many levels. For most involved with the Nature’s mysteries, initially it is the blessing of both the male and the female.
Excerpt from Nature-Speak: Signs, Omens & Messages in Nature by Ted Andrews
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