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March 19, 2020
The grass has become electric green, the rabbits multiply in Magic Squares, and the Sun has hatched from a buried Golden Egg. The fertile quest of Spring arrives once again, beckoning us to re-connect with our bodies as creative vessels of fecundity.
March is the Month of the Vernal Equinox when we leave the long dormant days of Winter behind, and celebrate the return of the dawning Springtime Sun. This story has played out over time through the tales of Jesus’ Resurrection, Inanna’s underworld descent and subsequent Springtime return, and countless other stories illustrating the seasonal transition from a period of Winter death back to a fertile Spring of new life, hope, and rebirth. This is a time to celebrate the bounty of the sun!
Oddly enough, many of us are feeling anxious about the symbolically related Corona Virus. Let me shed some light: a "corona" in Astronomy is a crown of light around the sun when eclipsed by the moon. It’s where the word "coronation" comes from, which means “the ceremony of crowning a sovereign”. Sovereignty is about power, and do you know what weakens our personal power faster than anything? Fear. Which is the crown or corona the media has placed upon us for the time being. Fear also happens to weaken our immune system. Yes, there is a new virus, and it’s wise to take precautions not to get it. A virus is something poisonous essentially, so symbolically we have a poisonous crown weighing heavily upon our world right now. What’s important here, as magicians, ritual practitioners, witches, etc is not to lose our internal sovereignty by getting swept away in the media frenzy, and instead to focus on what we can do to keep ourselves and loved ones safe.
During a Solar Eclipse we have an image of the magnanimous golden sun or active masculine coronating the receptive black moon or dark feminine. This is essentially an alchemical marriage of the polarized forces of light and dark. This concept connects directly to the balanced periods of day and night which occur on the March 19th Vernal Equinox and welcome the seasonal reign of the sun. The purpose of any kind of marriage is to create a new thing. The moon and sun create a crown of light, the Vernal Equinox creates Spring, a Man/He/They and a Woman/She/Them traditionally marry to create a family. The moon, equated with night and the feminine carries emotion, including fear and love. The sun, equated with day and the masculine carries creative force. When we find ourselves in the darkness of fear, it is time to coronate ourselves with light. This union leads to the verdant psycho-spiritual plane of creative consciousness- the illuminated Fertile Crescent of the Spring Maiden, where all our heartfelt dreams may truly come to life!
The word "fertile" comes from Latin "fertilis", or “bearing in abundance, fruitful, productive.” To be in a fertile state is to be in a condition of order. Think of how one plants seeds, regularly waters, fertilizes etc, in order to yield the most abundant crop. Fertility is a state from which we build, manifest, and create. The opposite state of fertility is one of entropy, a decline into disorder. When we are vulnerable to sickness it is usually because our body has fallen into a chaotic phase of entropy. So, to return to our sovereignty, our power, to crown ourselves in the light of our infinite cosmic being, is to re-discover the bountiful, healing cornucopia of the Dawn Goddess which we all carry within.
How to do this?! The key is union.
All Rituals are most effective when performed from the open heart center, Anahata.
Always release your expectations when completing Ritual Work. Know that “the thing” will come when you’re ready, or your guides will send you something more aligned instead. By releasing your attachment to “the thing” you free up the flow of energy around that thing, whereas when you cling to it, the inward flow stagnates because there is a fear that you may not receive what you want.
Sera Timms of LVXTENEBRAS is Gemini twin sister, occult and esoteric lover and practitioner, musician, and wise woman from California. Read more about her here, and from her on our blog, Esoteric Insights.
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