25 May Every Thing that Lives is Holy ~ Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius – May 26th, 2021
“Without Contraries is no progression.
Attraction and Repulsion, reason and Energy, Love and Hate,
are necessary to Human existence.”
-William Blake from The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
Only a few days after Pentecost, the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius on May 26th will stir an awakening, summoning forth the light of the Holy Spirit within. Awakening to this light is a process of remembering your divine spark, the secret fire of your imagination.
This Moon will be squared to Jupiter in Pisces, summoning the shadow of excess and overindulgence to test your faith. But there is also a blessing in this aspect, for Jupiter is strongly placed and touches the heart of this Moon with a ripple of joy. Mercury and Venus in Gemini will be squared to Neptune in Pisces, adding a veil of deception and vulnerability.
Thus, the atmosphere will be swirling and surreal, bringing forth an atmosphere of daydreaming and delusion. You may be easily disoriented. But in this haze, your imagination opens like a flower, giving you the opportunity for inter-dimensional experience.
“You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.”
In ancient alchemy, the imagination was believed to be a gift from God, divinely implanted in every human from the source of all creation. It was this understanding of imagination that Einstein was referring to when he said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Imagination is a living reality within connected to something beyond yourself. You become disoriented when you lose touch with this reality.
During a lunar eclipse, the Sun casts a shadow of the Earth upon the face of the Moon. This darkness draws the focus deep into the unconscious, summoning the most primal emotions and memories to emerge. Lunar eclipses are super magnified Full Moons, summoning a climactic moment of culmination and release that will ripple out for many months ahead. These are volatile times, for they seem to tap into the primal chaos summoning great waves of creation and destruction.
Eclipses bring shadows. The unconscious layers emerge to unsettle whatever consensus reality has become. And with these eclipses acting upon the mind (Gemini) and faith (Sagittarius), everything that you once believed in has been called into question by now.
“The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water,
and breeds reptiles of the mind.”
This eclipse cycle, on the axis of Gemini and Sagittarius, began in May of 2020. And though it began with a collective mania, this eclipse cycle is ultimately about initiating a journey of gnosis by expanding perception and imagination.
Gnosis is the consciousness of your true nature, outside of the conditioned limitations of time, space and consensus reality. It is the Holy Spirit within, bearing witness to the divine light in all of creation.
Since these eclipses began 12 months ago, everyone has been traumatized by social, economic, and physical threats. And the collective trauma of the pandemic has produced a neurotically plastic-coated society struggling with revulsion and fear. Everyone feels alienated.
This new normal (brought to you by the bureaucrat-military-medical complex) seems to look at humanity as a problem that must be solved. As the dreary existentialist Jean Paul Sarte famously said:
“Hell is other people.”
Almost halfway through 2021, the collective pulse is no longer quickened by panic. Now, a thick fog of apathy and disorientation has settled. The collective imagination has been paralyzed by the information overload and cognitive dissonance. But above all the static, the Holy Spirit softly whispers, urging your imagination to awaken and remember that you were born free. And so long as you know your own mind, nothing can change that fact!
Knowing your own mind is the trick, for it has a tendency to flicker in and out of awareness. Especially in response to fear, the mind is known to get caught on loops of unconsciousness, getting trapped in hell.
The great poet and mystic William Blake famously described these unconscious loops as “mind-forged manacles”. He saw how oppressive thoughts, stirred by fear, imprisoned and enslaved the human spirit and destroyed the imagination.
To put it more simply, fear is the mind-killer. And the less mind you have, the more blind trust you must put in outside authority. Humanity’s struggle with their unconscious reactions and behaviors, their programs and prejudices, has been the great tormenting hell of the last year.
As a mystic, Blake understood innately that the power of imagination is divine. He knew that everything happening in the outside world was given its meaning through the human imagination. Thus, reality is a creation of the human mind and the quality of that reality is dependent upon the quality of imagination which acts from inspiration and impulse, not by following rules.
“I tell you, no virtue can exist without breaking these ten commandments;
Jesus was all virtue, and acted from impulse, not from rules.”
With a senile war criminal in the White House cocooned in a shimmering web of disinformation, the divine inheritance of human imagination seems in short supply right now. But this climate of oppression is a tale as old as time in the history of humanity.
Long before there was television or social media, the ancient Gnostics described an invisible war that was being waged upon the mind of humanity. Their battle was a spiritual one with an invisible enemy they called the Archons.
The Archons were described as mind-parasites. Lacking the divine gift of imagination, they could only mock or simulate what humans had created. Envious of the divine spark in humanity, they sought to consume and destroy what they could not have. The Archons act by stirring fear and deception, inspiring human beings to ensnare themselves in mind-forged manacles.
There is something archonic about every media message that has tried to weaken your mind with fear. The graphs of doom. The ticking death tolls. Never-ending bad news.
Gnostics of this era also see the archonic influence in the plethora of simulations that dull your wits and cloud your imagination. Think holograms of dead celebrities, chemical flavors instead of food, pornography instead of sex, and corporate media instead of news. Fortunately, the gnosis that is flowering in this eclipse cycle is more than waging war with the mind-parasites, getting caught up trying to destroy what is destroying you.
Gnosis is awakening to your true nature, outside of this reality. Beyond the trauma and the social repression of your human experience, you remember yourself to be whole and Holy. You become self-possessed, which stirs a flowering of love and imagination.
“The hours of folly are measur’d by the clock,
but of wisdom: no clock can measure.”
Plagues of fear and ignorance disappear in this expansion of consciousness. Self-possession is a higher-dimensional space where the voice of the Holy Spirit can be heard. When you are in tune with wholeness, you can not be weakened or harassed by any manipulative force. The Gnostic Gospel Philip says:
‘If you bring forth what is in you,
what you bring forth will save you.
If you do not bring forth what is in you,
what you do not bring forth will destroy you’.
Thus, if you do not bring forth courage in the face of fear, it will destroy you. If you do not bring forth love in the face of division, it will destroy you. But if you bring forth what is in your imagination, you will be saved! It is this kind of gnosis that is blazing through the poetry of William Blake.
As a Sagittarius, Blake was self-possessed, guided by the light of the Holy Spirit to create a body of poetry, philosophy and art that would leave an indelible mark on humanity.One of his greatest poems is The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, where he described the duality of good and evil as being necessary to one another.
“Without Contraries is no progression. Attraction and
Repulsion, reason and Energy, Love and Hate, are
necessary to Human existence.
From these contraries spring what the religious call
Good & Evil. Good is the passive that obeys Reason.
Evil is the active springing from Energy.
Good is Heaven. Evil is Hell.”
Human nature is so burdened by a dichotomous relationship between good and evil, heaven and hell. But Blake envisioned a mythic marriage between Heaven and Hell, where both realms realize that they have sprung from the same center.
Gnosis taps into the creative and transformative power of the Logos. Reality is not simply reflected in language, but is created by language. Thus, William Blake’s Marriage of Heaven and Hell is an incantation to bring harmony between opposites into existence. Centuries after it was composed, these proverbs are still animated with the transformative power of the logos, inspiring your imagination to bring forth a primal remembrance of truth. And like any great spell, it concludes with a benediction from eternity…
For every thing that lives is Holy.
Everything that Heaven rejects, Hell invites to flourish. And everything that Hell can never be is what Heaven is forever becoming.
At this lunar eclipse in Sagittarius, you’ll remember that all of creation is in dynamic flux and the darkest shadows always inspire the birth of new light. The marriage of heaven and hell is the path to true gnosis.