Spiritual Company Newsletter
By Steffan Vanel • Astrologer • Tarot Reader
March 20, 2015
Dear Friends, Clients & Subscribers,
It feels like a pretty potent day today with all of these elements: a New Moon with Solar Eclipse on the day of the Spring Equinox as the Sun moves into the first degree of Aries.
The first day of Aries is the real Astrological New Year’s Day, which various Astrological groups have designated as International Astrology Day, to acknowledge and support the benefit and wisdom of Astrology.
Hilarion has stated this about Astrology:
The astrological system is a direct gift from the highest Creator to mankind. It is a gift which allows him to develop at all levels simultaneously — not only at the physical level where the personality is manifest, but also at the higher mental and astral planes, and those beyond. For it is not sufficient to improve the personality only. There must be an absorption of the improvement at the higher soul level, or what has been termed the higher self.
The planetary energies alone are capable of penetrating through the human being to his higher levels. Without the planetary positions and geometries, as the planets form various angles against the different signs of the zodiac, there would not be the easy communication of lessons and improvements upwardly through the various levels of man’s vehicles to the highest point.
This is also the one time in the year that I remind people that, although my newsletters are distributed free of charge, I do appreciate donations in appreciation of the time, efforts and costs expended in producing and distributing these newsletters.
This year I thought that I would mention that I know most of you are probably a bit like myself, in that we would have an immediate tendency in this situation to assume that enough other people will surely donate such that the appropriate amount of support will arrive. Unfortunately last year after my announcement only 4 people sent in donations. So, if a few more folks could donate, even just $5 that would be great.
You can use the ‘Donate’ button or you can send a check to me at: PO Box 476, Curlew, WA 99118
PS: I am working on finishing up the Aries 1, 2, & 3 – 2015/2016 Astrological Reports and should have them available soon.
I will end with another quote from Hilarion which gives some explanation as to how the Astrological System works taken from the book ‘The Nature of Reality‘:
The nature of astrological influence is not understood by more than a handful of men at the present time. Astrology is an ancient system of correlation between planetary positions and movements on the one hand, and earth-events on the other hand. This correlation has continued since the beginning and will continue until the end.
Scientists find impossible to accept the notion that the planets of the solar system can have any influence on the pattern of individual lives in the sense of cause-and-effect. In this view they are entirely correct. Nonetheless the correlations between planetary events and the life-patterns of individuals do take place with a regularity and reliability far beyond the realm of pure chance or coincidence.
The way in which the correlation is produced can be understood by the use of an analogy. Let it be imagined that a party of explorers has become trapped in a valley ringed by mountains due to a landslide. There is no means of communication between those inside the valley and those outside, except by a two-way radio. The transmitter within the valley will soon be useless because its battery will become exhausted, and therefore it is desired to arrange a timing system for the airlift of food, medicine and other supplies which can be followed closely both inside and outside of the valley.
It is agreed to utilize the phases of the moon for this purpose. The arrangement involves the airlift of medical supplies at first quarter moon, of foodstuffs at full moon, of clothing at last-quarter moon, and of fuel at new moon. Even with the transmitter out of order, those inside the valley will always be able to keep track of the expected drop times by simply noting the current phase of the moon.
If it is now imagined that the group trapped in the valley consisted initially of a single adult and a number of pre-school-age children too young to have the code system explained to them, and if it is assumed that the adult is incapacitated or killed by an accident, it will be seen that the surviving children will be unable at first to judge when the next drop of supplies will take place, nor will they know what the supplies will be.
After a certain length of time has elapsed, it may be imagined that one of the children, older than the others, notices that whenever the food is dropped the moon is at its full phase. Observation over several months quickly indicates to him the code arrangement for all airlifted supplies. He might assume that the moon itself possesses some intrinsic quality or vibration which “causes” the airlifts to take place and which determines the nature of the substances dropped. This conclusion could be considered quite reasonable in view of the fact that all of the children are too young to remember clearly any life outside of the valley, and the fact that the adult had never explained the system. Nonetheless the child would be wrong in his conclusion.
The actual system of astrological correlation functions in a similar manner, but the code refers not to supplies airlifted into a mountain valley, but rather to the birth of pre-existent souls into physical incarnation.
Before each birth into the earth plane, the characteristics of the soul in terms of basic habits, traits and tendencies are already known from an examination of actions and attitudes in its previous lives. In addition, the basic pattern and plan of the life about to be lived is also determined in a general way, together with the nature of the specific karma intended to be met and set aside during the experience. Using all of this preliminary information, a particular planetary pattern is selected which will best represent this information in coded form to any competent astrologer who erects the astrological chart, and the timing of the “first breath” of the new life is manipulated and adjusted so that it falls as close as possible to a point of time which will yield this best chart.
The actual procedure is somewhat more complex than that just described, but the analogy given above will allow a good understanding of the reasons why astrology appears to “work” as reliably as it does.