VIRGO SUN FULL MOON IN PISCES
CRAFTING BEAUTY – WE CELEBRATE THE FULL ‘BLUE’ MOON with innovative crafting and creativity.
The Seed Cycle of Lunar potentiality. This is within us as a unique opportunity to unveil our creative wonder at the asymmetry of life. A template on which to innovate our own cycle of transformation into blooms of light. Our souls are crystal purity, our actions are asymmetric, ecstatic expressions of joy.
[courtesy Michele Beaufoy]
…. And balancing the symmetry and creativity of circle dancing at Lincoln.
Susie Straw initiated a wonderful revival of the craft of circle dance in the landscape, creating beauty, with balance of symmetry and flow.
The fruit mandala – appreciation for the précises timing of Natural cycles.
With laughter and joy, a maypole to suit the occasion.
The environment receives the generous flow of energy from the dancers….
… of all ages, time surrenders to the magic of dance….
… and glorious Maypole Dancing - the spinning pole weaves the colourful braids of wholeness and connectivity… reminding us of the essential purpose of incarnation.
IN THE REAL LIFE OF OUR WORLD, HOW DO WE TAP INTO THE SYMMETRY OF CRYSTALINE ROCKS, AND THEIR ENERGETIC PROPERTIES? IT INVOLVES ARTISTRY AND CUNNING.
NORTH MOLTON RIDGE BARROWS (VIRGO IN THE EXMOOR ZODIAC) are full of white crystal rock.
Crystal Rocks emerge from the moors in Exmoor, where the glacial cover removed the soil to review the perfection of the rock under pressure, revealing its true nature as immaculate, geometrical design of crystal formations.
Pure mathematical symmetry is found at the atomic level of rock formations. Purification to essential elements, reveals the divine beauty of crystalline forms.
The White Crystal rock casing, and the ‘doorway’ to the ‘cave’...reminding us of our inner cave of secret ideals.
Inside her ‘cave’ the crystal holds a dark truth of perfection, waiting for its light to be revealed. Once we can ‘see in the dark’ then light happens.
The healing crystal: Inside a pure white crystal is a meticulous cave. Pure thought, pure information, within the cave of our psyche, can be transmitted and modulated through crystalline rock. Did our ancestors find this out and use the medium for storing and transmitting subtle information?
Nature is our great grail of enlightenment and knowledge. We quest her essence:
‘What is it that we can craft through Her flow of inspiration? Walking through beautiful landscapes and feeling uplifted, re-created, by Her divine forgetfulness, brings us a bodily synchronization that is so powerful that our minds cannot resist the healing power streaming through our feet. Here we are, refining our perception of the subtle beauty of life’s innate ecstasy, and along with its spontaneous guidance, crafting is effortless’. [Inspiration, 2019]
Wiki: The white quartz crystal has immaculate organization and solidity. It purity is translucent and it is said to be able to store memory (data)modulate electrical fields (as in morse code), and its minerals form a component of technology as in a simple radio receiver: Bengali physicist Jagadish Chandra Bose was first to use a crystal as a radio wave detector, using galena detectors to receive microwaves starting around 1894. … A crystal detector includes a crystal, usually a thin wire or metal probe that contacts the crystal, and the stand or enclosure that holds those components in place. The most common crystal used is a small piece of galena; pyrite was also often used, as it was a more easily adjusted and stable mineral, and quite sufficient for urban signal strengths. Several other minerals also performed well as detectors. Another benefit of crystals was that they could demodulate amplitude modulated signals.
CRAFTING WITH THE PURITY OF CRYSTAL AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS FROM FLINT – investigating earth’s memory banks and how humans are trained through experience.
Wiki: ‘Flint is a type of quartz rock and is found in abundance all around the world. Flint was the most popular stone used to create tools because it was one of the sharpest instruments available and was easily chiseled or flaked into sharp points which were then used as tools.’
TOOLS OF CRAFTING PERFECT BEAUTY ARE OUR TOOLS OF ENLIGHTENMENT, WITHIN AND WITHOUT:
My collection of flake tools found in South Molton, Devon
Flake tools found by experts. https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-e&q=Flint+tools+from+crystal+rock#vhid=FVzLFcdhhAecLM&vssid=l
PURITY OF LIQUID CRYSTAL IN BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES OF ‘MORPHOGENESIS’ OR THE CREATION OF FORMS:
‘Cell membranes and chromosomes are liquid crystalline, since they are often fluid and show an orientational order of molecules. The structure of many other biological materials is undeniably related to that of liquid crystals, despite they are not at all fluid.’
CRYSTALS for memory devices and in liquids – do these crystals store data within our bodies?
Wiki: ‘Liquid crystal films have revolutionized the world of technology. Currently they are used in the most diverse devices, such as digital clocks, mobile phones, calculating machines and televisions. The use of liquid crystal films in optical memory devices, with a process similar to the recording and reading of CDs and DVDs may be possible.
Liquid crystals are also used as basic technology to imitate quantum computers, using electric fields to manipulate the orientation of the liquid crystal molecules, to store data and to encode a different value for every different degree of misalignment with other molecules.’
QUESTING AS GATEKEEPERS AND PILGRIMS IN VIRGO
What questions could we ask of the earth and rocks beneath our feet? Are we investigating our own magical imaginative powers of ‘morphogenesis’, the creation of form? As we walk within a landscape of crystal rocks, can we tap into rock memory and feel guided to be creators in a multi-layered universe?
Ashcombe Garden white crystal rocks, stand guard on the brow of hills, the dales and in the brooks trickling down from the higher moors.
VIRGO – EARTH MOTHER – ‘I am the mother and the child. I, God, I, matter am.’ (Lucis Trust)
The Sun in Virgo quests the perfection of divine love in matter, and how to buil the realities of incarnational life on earth aiming for perfection. As a measure of the craftsman and woman, in beauty the qualities of creative forming or gardening, the Moon in Pisces represents the spiritual ideal of unconditional love, the mystic’s view of matter is incarnate love in action. It is to do with healing and purification, returning organic bodies to be closer to an ideal balance. The process is always a dialogue between the IDEAL of perfect mathematical order and the REAL, organic world of matter.
GEMSTONE HEALING DEVICES – The magnetic properties of crystals are recognised as stimulating a ‘restoration process’ in an unbalanced state. VIRGO therefore is associated with purification and re-modulating of matter. In our visioning process, it might imply the editing, rewording and refining of a created object or poetry and other written works.
In nature the process of making a questing journey from a prototype ‘seed’ plant to the flowering organic growing plant, is connected to the seasons. The seasons, cycles of change, therefore, represent a ‘perfect cycle’ of process and progress, through which a seed develops into a plant. This could be regarded as a ‘crystal clear’ path of life, self modulating and rectifying any untrue alignments.
The ‘ideal’ cycle of initiation depicted as the ‘round table’ of knights and their properties and challenges (after Peter Dawkins’ draft). ‘REAL LIFE’ involves a creative mix as experiential cycles throughout our lives.
CRAFTING OUR PSYCHE: Each stage of the cycle of initiation depicted here, gives us a creative capacity to apply to our vision in order to manifest it in reality. We have developed ‘ego potentiality’ for organising the life around us, and now we can build these sub-personalities into ‘heroic ideal’ skills such as: vision, synthesis, nurturing bonding, collaboration, protection, purifying, mediating, transforming and putting love-wisdom into action. Symbols for these arise in the Arthurian mythology of ‘shield’, ‘sword’, ‘spear’ and ‘crystal stone’.
CO-CREATING WITH NATURE:
CRAFTING THROUGH ART IN THE LANDSCAPE
‘Nature is Our Teacher’ card pack introduction, with stone sculpting by Michael Loxton and photoshop re-mastering by Caroline Danby.
We recreate our ‘inner truth’ in a dialogue with nature, with the help of technology, recreating our sense of wholeness.
In Peter Dawkins’ talk we explore how we evolve through the ‘marriage of the ideal with the real’. It begins with refining our psyche to centre into the heart, which like a crystal modulates the ‘raw kundalini’ of everyday life. As this life force transforms, we begin to be capable of wise love in action.
IN OUR ‘PSYCHIC - or ‘SUBTLE SENSING’ - DEVELOPMENT AS PILGRIMS, we can, with deep process of our somatic and other perceptive skills, refine our interpretation of the vibrations we receive from a landscape. We can become as crystals focusing the intelligence and living forces of life itself.
Having in mind the technological advances humanity has made with technology, derived from the observation of crystalline formations, it seems reasonable to accept that our brains can – with the right plasticity of neural networks bridging both sides of the brain (rational analysis and intuitional sensing, five plus one extra-sense) – can detect information transmitted through the rocks and their crystalline formation under our feet. How do we interpret these messages from Earth’s intelligence is personal and can be brilliantly innovative.
VIRGO THE ‘INNER AND OUTER GARDENER’ – each psychic ‘plant’ is like a ‘real’ plant. It produces a seed, fruit or decorative vase for our ‘grail home’. In the garden, we learn the perfect conditions for plants to flourish, and a lot of the time it is intuitive,
As masters of an ‘INNER GARDEN’ we can explore how to refine our senses – the messages from our environment - so that what we call ‘clair-voyant’ or ‘clear-seeing’ skills evolve and blossom as a bloom of beauty, as this showers light and love into ‘reality’ of our material world. It forms as an inner ‘dialogue’ with growing organisms, with specialist knowledge and with the living landscape environment itself. The ‘perfect’ outcome is our pleasure in reality. It is also our health and vibrancy, so long as we understand the ‘ideal’ process whereby vitamins and minerals and water enter our endocrine and alimentary systems to produce energy and well being as we create the life of our dreams.
The seed cycle by Michele Beaufoy and with exploratory ‘life mandalas’ of an inner life (Charlotte Yonge). We share the organic shapes of Nature in expressing our sense of purity, beauty and truth.
David Spangler on ‘shape-sharing’ and Incarnational spirituality suggests we ask: ‘What is my felt sense, the full body experience with which I engage in life?’ (Global Congress Workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2R_MmWzVPs)
CREATING with full body ‘subtle sensing’, we can ‘shape-share’, and mould thought forms into ones of beauty. These, we are encouraged to observe in the subtle dimensions, can support others in the midst of their difficulties, to catch a glimpse of a positive alternate view. Through the art of pilgrimage we have the subtle magicians of Nature on our side, as we seek to engage with pure ‘truth’ and become such creative magicians of love and truth.
The questing pilgrim discovers that only a pure heart opens the inner eye to the truth. ‘The pure in heart will see God – that is, they will see the good, the true, the wise and shining possibility and future.’
Editors: Charlotte Yonge and Rose Williams 2023.