Sagitarius in the sidereal zodiac (December 17 – January 21)

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In ancient times under the influence of the beings and energies of the centaur the human being found for the first time it's upright position, like each single human being does now towards the end of its first year. By leaving the position parallell to Earth's surface and the spheres of Earth's atmosphere and taking up a 90°-position to them we gain a larger independency from Earth's lower energies, rejecting the sole dominance of gravity.

Instead we enter the vertical energies, which, although the stars are all around us, make us able to function as a link between the World of the Stars and the center of the Earth, with a certain independence from both of them, which gives us a close relatedness to the energies of dawn and dusk.

It also allows us the use of our arms and hands in a way impossible in an animal state of being, a way that might well be called the foundation of all genuine human work and civilization. That does not make the animal spirits less evolved then us. We are talking about the evolution of the vessel, the body. Animals and humans have parted ways at earlier stages, but the animal spirits are just as human as we are and often wiser because they haven't descended so deeply into there bodies.

The gesture of Sagitarius is not the upright position, but the way there: The force of liberation, of overcoming gravity, of becoming able to live with a new equilibrium standing on Earth only with our rather delicate two feet.

This act of finding the upright position, which must have been a decisive evolutionary act, without all the ridiculous half-upright positions in between, that older science has assumed, is the foundation of our self confidence. We should therefor allow small children to find the ability of standing and walking on their own, and avoid helping them to get there. In this modern life we need all the self confidence we can get.

Each time we need to liberate ourselves from heaviness, caused by opposition, by fatigue or desparation, even trauma or depression, this basic self confidence can help us. It helps us to find back to ourselves, to regain our power and stand in it, to resurrect our freedom, love and creativity.

Let your eyes read the light of the sun as it is perceived and reflected by Earth's various surfaces during this period when Sagitarius is behind it. Use the time around sunrise to meditate about it. You will open up your spirit and soul for the angels to convey the intuitive wisdom and inspirations you need to understand and it will strengthen the Sagitarius energy within you.

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Libra (scales) in the sidereal zodiac - october 31- november 22

While the tropical zodiac through its fixed relationship to Earth is giving us the energies of 'scorpio' and everything related to it, the picture of 'the scales' in its present position behind the sun is modifying the energies Sun sends towards us and adapting the scorpion energies to our present time. What kind of energies do 'the scales' give us?

When we imagine our solar system's early history, we imagine it as something that happened long before we came along and we focus on minerals, water or gasses developing into planets, not on the vast space in between.
The enlightened ones of older times imagined the planets as spheres. What we call the planet was only a sign of the outer edge of the living sphere. What they were interested in were the various energies within these spheres which they could perceive as music.

They beheld with the deepest reverence the divine work of creating and placing these spheres, of getting them aligned, balanced and harmonized, creating the beautiful symphony of our world. They beheld how the lives of our earthly souls, our understanding, feeling and the unfolding of our will were born out of these aligning spheres of music.

These our soul's powers and their organic foundation are, inspite of the high degree of freedom we have reached, still connected to the energies of the planets. The alignment is not as static as we might imagine and the forces which keep it in balance, out there and within us, are coming from the direction of "the scales". They are especially accessable to us when the sun is positioned between "the scales" and earth.

They are hidden inside the sunlight, easiest to access at sunrise through a combination of the impressions of our physical eyes, of sensing the energies of the moment and taking it all into a meditative process, which might be incited by thoughts like the ones above.

The dates given in the beginning are coming from the 'international astronomical union' IAU. They mark the borders of the zodiac picture 'the scales', which is one of the smaller pictures having less then a month of backing the sun in its relationship to earth.

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The virgin in the sidereal zodiac (16th of september - 30th october)

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The energy of the Virgin has prepared the birth of the centered consciousness of modern man with his or her power of enthusiasm, potential for creativity and will to promote change.

The Virgin teaches, how to keep a pure heart, how to develop a clear consciousness. The beauty she reveals is of a spiritual nature - while she keeps her distance from all, that could overwhelm the purity of her soul. She inspires mental and emotional discipline.

You can feel her presence in Buddha's eightfold path and in the wonderous lines of logic of the great philosophers of the classical antiquity and the middel ages. She creates the space into which the modern selfawareness can be born.

She warms and protects her child-to-be-born with her gracefulness, her polite kindness and empathy, until it grows strong enough to meet the vastness of the universe. First then she allows the universe to challenge the child fully and draw out its power.

She carries the child of modern consciousness under her heart and envelopes it into her own purity until it must develop on its own and begin its journey...
...through amazement towards knowledge and enlightenment
...through empathy towards understanding and divine love
...through forceful experience towards acting and creating in harmony with the creator.

The wonderfully gentle and patient energy of the Virgin is one we can always go back to for protection and purification when the challenges or the possibilities we are facing get too big, threatening our mental, emotional or physical health.

Allow yourself to return into this protective shell of sober joy, of gentle growth, of becoming - outside the demands of the world. Soak in this quality through the energy of the sun in this period of the year when the sun is moving in front of the Virgin's stars. Allow the Virgin to embrace you, calm you and wrap you into her sobering protective veil.

This kind of meditating the zodiac is said to come from Chrstian Rosenkreutz. It should if possible be done at sunrise to harness the most of the energy coming from behind and through the sun.

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Leo in the sidereal zodiac (August 10 - September 16, based on IAU boundaries)

The cosmic Lion is the source of those universal forces, that inspire courage and the heart's strongest will.

The cosmic Lion releases powerful impulses by awakening a high vision of the heart, a vision of goals that may seem out of reach to the mind. To make it work we have to learn how to move with patience, persistance and perseverance, while keeping the flames of enthusiasm strong. We have to realize more and more that the goals we carry in our hearts are inevitable and necessary for the evolution of our world. Only that gives us the assertiveness to move through opposing forces from inside and outside and activates the will to endure maybe more than we would have thought we could.

The cosmic Lion wants to give us trust to the higher beings who guide us, and admiration of those who have preceded us, showing us that the seemingly impossible can be done.

Those high visionary goals, that can keep us going in hope, love and faith, come from the divine. Divine goals can in our time not be reached in the same way as in past historic periods, by submission and obedience or enormous physical challenges. Only those divine beings, whose task it is to oppose human evolution, would work in a way that doesn't honor the free will of modern human beings. We need to anchor our willpower in a higher will by means of our individually gained insights now, our freely given commitment. Those divine beings who carry evolution forward at the right pace respect and support the slow maturation of our free will towards them.

Good role models are inspiring and important. It can make our own will stronger, to feel how they gave to the world the contributions that were their heart's highest desire to give - coming through in the end, after a long journey through self doubt, through being misunderstood and through meeting downright hostility. They can become lighthouses for our will, their example can fuel its strength and perseverance, even though our mission in this life is not the same as was theirs.

Our contribution to the evolution of life on this planet is unique and always relevant in the now. This our mission is connected to us individually. It can't be done by anyone else, and can't be fully understood by anyone else before it reaches maturity. There is an inner experience of a unicorn bowing in front of a lion. It occurs in the very moment when we have achieved so much in becoming our true self, that we are ready to lay down the fruits of our search at the feet of the Lion, joining the powers that govern the evolution of the whole, uniting our efforts with others in courage, with enthusiasm and with the strongest power of will.

Let your eyes rest on the light of the sun, preferably in the morning, make a meditation out of this and allow it all to come together - in these days when the Sun is drawing higher powers from the region where it is most at home.

Cancer in the sidereal zodiac - July 20 – August 10

Cancer is a sign of creative wisdom. Under its influence the human aura is gradually transformed, and it starts to be enfolded by a protective "skinn" that will keep the energies inside intact and undisturbed, while serving as a means of conscious communication with the astral and etheric surroundings.

Within this transformed aura the energies of the reawakening lotus flowers are combined and interconnected in a new way. These wonderful organs of higher perception were activ in ancient times before falling into a deep sleep. They will come to life again, nourished and advanced by the healing light of freedom, which man has won through his struggles in the time of spiritual darkness, in the dark night of the soul. They will unfold and function together, nourished by the power of love flowing from the region of the heart that unites itself with the kundaliniforce of the beginning.

This transformation takes a lot of time and commitment from individuals, who chose to seek it. For humanity as a whole it is an evolutionary step that still lies so far ahead, that it isn't even in our thoughts, but that doesn't mean we cannot see the tendency towards ideals that start the process of transformation and inner growth.

It begins by practising our sensitivity for all that is genuinely true and real and seperating it from all that isn't fully true and real, but has a quality of pretence and illusion. - When this becomes more and more natural, a second phase of growth begins. What we have to learn is a deep appreciation for all that is true and real, and understanding how and why it is more valuable than pretence and illusion. By practising these abilities new centers are created within the aura. - A third phase of inner growth replaces fear, anger and doubt with an inner life of emotional purity, consistent logical unfoldment and consequent intentions, that are followed through. In this phase the heart-region is restructured and the aura is enfolded with a protective layer of energy. - As we can see these are qualities, which already are seen as desirable, and we are building towards them. Unfortunately the insight into the importance of these qualities is often turned into systems of control and indoctrination, thereby weakening the source of morality within the individual instead of empowering it, thus not only missing the whole point, but actually creating a hindrance for the necessary development. The longing for freedom, this mysterious gift of divine love, that has to be developed as true human morality against outer and inner resistance, it is what we have to practise during the fourth and last phase of transformation and inner growth. We have to build towards an unwavering will for freedom. Then the heart energy can awaken, permeat the lotus flowers and make the outer "skinn" flexible and recepitive for the surroundings. .. A new stage of human evolution will be born.

This way of approaching the zodiac and using it to understand the whole of earthly evolution is said to come from Chrstian Rosenkreutz.

About the tropical and sidereal zodiac see:

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Gemini in the sidereal zodiac - in the boundaries set by the International Astronomical Union (20 June – 20 July)

During this time of the year the sun is covering the twins, or rather breathing the energy of the twins towards earth.

The twin-energy gives the third energy of spiritual development, starting in the Lion with an awakening of spiritually based enthusiasm, courage and compassion, that develope a potential within the chakras that is in harmony with modern man's strong individuality. At the same time it reawakens the chakras' power of clairvoyance as it were before they fell asleep to give room for the development of the modern consciousness.

Through the energies of the Crab the chakras are bound together, creating a whole reawakening energy field around them.

From theTwins a quality of spiritual brother- and sisterhood is conveyed through which we become able to support each other in our effort to reclaim the realms of the Spirit. All this lies in many, but not in all ways, still in the future.

A consequence of this is that those, who are entering this field of spiritual evolution, will often be lonely. It is therefor important and a true blessing to meet likeminded people who do understand. To learn how to live a spiritual life is quite a task, and the danger of living in doubt or even giving up, while we in reality are making good progress is there. There are demanding challenges on the way and the support of those, who in their own way are going through the same as we do, helps. This is a phase of evolution only a little part of humanity has reached, but at the same time our numbers are growing, our impact can be felt and we are clearing the way for the whole of humanity in a not so far future.

Think of these things throughout the day. Focus on them before you fall asleep and have them in your heart whilst you meet the sunlight in the morning which is conveying the energy of the twins in this period from June 20 to July 20.

This way of approaching the zodiac is said to come from Chrstian Rosenkreutz.

About the tropical and sidereal zodiac see:
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The bull - TAURUS - in the sidereal zodiac (14 May – 19 June)

When meditating the morning sunlight, that is backed up by Taurus, we meet the force of pure creativity.

The most natural expression of our human creativity is our speach, our word. While it is an ability we just use without cherishing it much, it is carrying all aspects of human expression: the painter's colors are there, so are the sculpturer's command of forms and the architect's feeling for the wholeness and the details of structures. Music lies under, becoming more expressed in poetry. It moves like a dancer of infinite imagination.

Imagine your word would not be just a word as it is, with some but relatively small consequences in most cases. Imagine your word had divine creative power within itself.
Through Taurus we look at a future time in our evolution in which this will become true. Our word will become the means of forming our creative forces outwards into the world.

The view of that future can inspire us to find our right way towards it, to prepare for it by cultivating the quality and strength of our word, of our expressions in general and thus also of ourselves. We have a lot to learn before our expression can become a part of the creative word of divinity.

Diving meditatively into the quality of the sunlight gives us a stronger connection to this process during this periode of time in which the beings of Taurus send their energy through the depths of the sun's warmth and light. Especially in the early yet silent and innocent morning they are speaking quite clearly.

This kind of meditative approach to the Sidereal Zodiac is said to come from Christian Rosenkreutz.

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Aries in the sidereal zodiac (19th of April - 13th of May)

The ram in nature has two wondrous horns, somehow spiraling inward and outward at the same time. They seem to be ‘listening’ into the infinity of space. There in outer space the ram seems to absorb an energy of life affirming strenght and eternal renewal. It is as if the ram was drawing this energy through his horns into his heart, into his whole inner being.

At the same time, the ram in nature has an incredible earthly strength, courage and readiness to fight. Not only will he stand his ground but he will also attack with a ferocity, that leaves no doubt that he appreciates the value of a good fight and will give every ounce of his power in order to win.

The energies of the sidereal "fish" bring us qualities that are at home in the past, at the very beginning of our world. Slowly adapting to the evolutionary needs, while preserving the original divine gift that became our world’s material basis, they still and forever remind us of our oneness with all beings.
The energies of the sidereal ram on the other hand prepare qualities, which will be fully in place in the far future, when our evolutionary cycle will reach its completion. 

The ram’s combination of powerful strength and spiritual awareness will be ours when our evolution on Earth moves towards its end. This combination of concrete action in time and tranquil rest in an infinite affirmation of life, we gain it through the whole process of incarnating in the many cultures that have been and are still to come throughout history. The polarity will be held together by the human heart, that finally will be about to complete its journey towards freedom and freely given love.
The suggested meditation is to open up for the quality of light around dawn. The ideas above might give a direction, while perceiving the unique nuance "the ram" is giving to the light of the sun.

This way of approaching the zodiac is said to come from Christian Rosenkreutz.

About the tropical and sidereal zodiac see:

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Pisces in the sidereal zodiac (12th of March –18th of April)

Fish are a lot like the element they live in. Their bodies are pliable. They have skin covered with scales reminding us of the surface of water when it is touched by the wind. Even the way their skin reflects light can remind us of the wondrous effects that appear where light meets water, and there is movement between the related elements of water and air.

Fish do not carry their offspring inside themselves but let it trustfully mature within the water element, which is connected to the wholeness of water on the planet. No other being seems to be so little separated from the element it belongs to like the fish. But at the same time they are distinct living beings with will power, their own way of understanding and with by the lack of lungs somewhat restraint but none the less real emotions.

Imagine our whole planetary system in a state that is similar – swimming within divinity, denser than its surroundings but still very alike… physical, while on the other hand totally mirroring the divine. Imagine this as a first state of existence, which will evolve towards the state of our world now, with its high density and its high degree of differentiation.

The theme of the sidereal Pisces is the beginning of all beginnings, the birth of the physical world out of the divine, the transition from a pre-logical state beyond time and space to a world of time and space, helt together by laws, that appear within us as the idea of the world containing all smaller ideas within its interconnected whole, permeating the world of perception.

Let your soul dive into this holy mystery each morning during this period of the Pisces, who unfold their divine energies behind the sun, who takes them in, translates them and sends them towards us.

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Aquarius in the sidereal zodiac (16th of February - 11th of March)

Aquarius, the water-carrier has his starfield behind the sun from the 16th of February to the 11th of March.

Meditating on the quality of the suns light in the morning we can open up to the energies Aquarius wants to give us, talking to us through the gate of the sun, and we can send our appreciative love towards Aquarius and the principle of life he is governing.

There was a period in very old times when life was touching the physical world for the first time and began to be incorporated as a new universal principle into our world. The tides may be an outer sign for it, the fact that the air pressure has two minima and two maxima in the course of one day might be connected to it, but the basic phenomenon is the plants' rythm between times with little or no water and times with a lot of water, between unfolding and maturation. The energies of the water-carrier organize the water into a healthy rythmic pattern.

From there we can transfer the principle to other areas: The rythm of being awake and asleep, of work and rest, of being together and being alone, of taking in impressions and digest and integrate them a.s.o.

The cosmic aquarius is the carrier of cosmic life energy, like a gardener on earth brings the water as a carrier of earthly life energy. The original abundance of all kinds of biotopes is an expression of the Water-Carrier's art of creating synergetic life by balancing all kinds of qualities in a rythmically structured whole.

We can get a lot of inspiration and support from this kind of living wisdom and power, and we can give something back by looking at how these healing rythms take effect in the world and permeating what we see with our gratitude, love and affirming power. This is best done in a meditative effort around dawn.

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The Capricorn in the sidereal zodiac - january19 - february 15

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The stars that really are behind the Sun in our days are – as widely known – not those which our usual astrological dates indicate. “The Capricorn” for example is usually said to govern the time from the 21st of December to the twentieth of January, but the stars “the Capricorn” is composed of - seen from Earth - are behind the Sun from the 19th of January to the 15th of February. That is so because western astrology has held on to a position of the stars which was real in the first centuries and which is ideally attuned with the seasons in the northern hemisphere, and also - you get valid horoscopes that way. Eastern astrology on the other hand includes often the fact that the stars behind the Sun are very slowly changing their relationship to the seasons.

Some have tried to use the western signs in a way that includes this very slow process of change. The following considerations are made on the basis of inspirations Rudolf Steiner received from Christian Rosenkreutz. In these inspirations Earth's evolution and the development of a complete human being with individualized body, soul and spirit are seen as interconnected.

“The Capricorn's” stars are behind the Sun from the 19th of January to the 15th of February. The Capricorn is here not seen as an abstract twelfth of the whole circle. It is seen as a gift of qualities and energies sent towards us from a fixed direction in Space (not from a fixed place) which is indicated by the stars of “the Capricorn”.

So – what is sent towards Earth then?

“The Capricorn” sends the third main quality in a row of basic natural qualities: It kicks off the wonderful occurrence of the soul in the earthly body, in a way that still can be seen within the animal kingdom: The quality of emotion that just is, of insight that just occurs, of will-power that is integrated into its surroundings.

There can be deep wisdom in the eyes of animals, but it is given, not conquered in an individualized process, leading from not understanding to understanding.
There are deep feelings in animal souls, sometimes even compassion, but it doesn't seem to be dependent on inner maturation and it seems to undergo relatively little change.
There are huge powers of will at work within the animal kingdom, but the will of the individual animal is to a very high degree bound into its species, unless an animal develops a strong relationship to a human being and absorbs the human will into its own.

“The Capricorn” inserts the soul principle into the material world, while still holding back the principle of human individualization, which is received from "Sagittarius".
"The Capricorn" takes the wonder of a compressed material world, “swimming” in the great sea of universal energies, which “the Pisces” have given as a prerequisite. It takes the rhythmical waves of growing and withering, which “the Aquarius” has given as another prerequisite.
"The Capricorn" lifts the bodily evolution to a new level, helping to evolve bodies that are the right tool of movement and self-revelation for beings that include the soul-principle.
The enormous capabilities of climbing and descending that manifest in the capricorns on Earth are here working at a cosmic level, as a part of the creative “Word of God”.

Build your own meditation around this, preferably around the time of sunrise, imagining the qualities of "the Capricorn" as potent within the sunlight while actually feeling the light of the Sun, which "the Capricorn" is backing. It will connect you to these qualities and allow the angels to use them to strengthen the soul quality inside you and to teach you how to use it for your own and the world's best.

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Scorpion and Serpent-Baerer in the sidereal zodiac (Scorpio 23 November – 29 November/Serpent-Baerer 30 November – 17 December)

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The scorpion is pointing back to an important moment in the evolution of earth and mankind - a transition during which the human being was deprived of the possibility to give birth to it's own offspring on it's own. Instead the energies of propagation of the human being were dispersed and the unitary androgynous human beings were physically transformed into unilateral beings, only manifesting the feminin or the maskulin part of creative forces.

While this was a great loss, it was also a great chance, opening up a whole new realm of evolution.

- There was and is the richness of experience, that comes with the various ways in which two human beings find togetherness, the ways they have come together throughout history, to make it possible for a new human being to walk on Earth. But there is also much more.

- The part of creative forces, that was not physically used anymore, was set to work to produce the cerebrum, the organ of physical selfawareness and selfaware pursuit of the truth - a pursuit, that in it's slow fully conscious steps cannot compete with the older clairvoyance in capacity or speed. It is however suited to bring forth and empower the selfaware center of the human personality and allows it to ally itself with the truth of the universe in small acts of freedom. 🔹 The loss of clairvoyance, which gradually follows the seperation into genders, becomes thus the basis for the birth of the most wonderful secrets of human beings: Our freedom, our use of the word "I" and our ability to open up this "I" to the voice of the angels, to a clairvoyance which is now carried by selfawareness and carries the gift of love.

- The seperation into genders and the birth of a consciousness able to make considerations also starts up the process of reincarnation and karma for the individual soul. The unilateral experiences as a woman will usually lead to an inkarnation as a man and vice versa. But karma gets of course much more individual and complicated.


The Serpent-Baerer (Ophiucus) is seen as a healer, as the one who is able to transform the serpent's poison (or maybe even the scorpion's poison) into a remedy to heal illness and sometimes even reverse death. In our time we see the beginning of a huge effort, to transform the poisonous forces of karma, that push us towards conflict and war, into a field of learning for all of humanity, to unblock the paralized clairvoyant abilities of the ancients and unite them with the newborn life we have gained in the long period that was initiated by the powers of the scorpion.

The choice between letting oneself guide by the accumulating forces of untransformed karma on the one side and entering the arena of healing and learning on the other side, seems to be the fundamental choice of our age. Though it seems clear where this has to go, it is not going to happen without full commitment and a lot of love, hope and faith.

Before the time comes in which the seperation into genders wll be overcome and the human being regains it's full creative powers, the darker forces of karma will have to be cleansed and transformed.

Let your eyes read the light of the sun as it is perceived and reflected by Earth's various surfaces during this period, in which scorpion and serpent-bearer are behind the sun, having their energies translated and amplified by it; use the time around sunrise to meditate about it - and you will open your soul's door for the angels to convey the intuitive wisdom and inspirations you need.

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