Sunday, 16 September 2018

Astrology: Fall Equinox, September 22, 2018 9:54pm

All Systems Go
Two days before a full moon in emotional Pisces, this is a clean, intense chart where all planets are tightly interconnected with multiple aspects and most of the aspects have progressively gone exact over the previous two weeks. After an intensely retrograde summer punctuated by three powerful eclipses, the haze is slowly lifting as a more forward looking energy falls into place, especially when Pluto stations direct on September 30, leaving just two planets, Uranus and Neptune, in retrograde motion. Since the Pluto-Uranus square will be reactivated in the winter, this quarter looks like one of the easiest in a long time. Overall, it is quite an upbeat chart with three minor grand trines closely overlapping within the space of a single hemisphere. There are two closely situated T-squares, but Mars, which has recently entered individualistic Aquarius, has two easy aspects that connect them with a stabilizing influence.

The Spirit Hovers Over the Waters
Pluto-Neptune-Jupiter minor grand trine This gives an idealistic, practical, creative energy, conducive to solving problems in an original and productive manner. Spiritual transformation is favorized.
Cool and Connected
Moon-Uranus-Saturn Minor Grand Trine. Uranus has retrograde to the Taurus/Aries cusp. This is kind of a prelude to an upcoming Neptune - Uranus - Saturn Minor Grand Trine. Fluid communication, creative and productive discussions, balanced relations.
Live Long and Prosper
Moon Venus - Saturn Minor Grand Trine. Venus has recently entered passionate Scorpio. Friendly, stable relations, health, prosperity.

Some Like it Hot
Mars- Uranus Venus T-square. This T-square is about impulsive, unusual passions and attractions that probably are not as good as they seemed at first. This could have an addictive, obsessive nature. Due to a Mars retrograde in the Summer, the Mars-Uranus square has been in effect for almost three times as long as usual and it can be quite a volatile aspect that brings about unexpected difficulties.

Arrested Development
Saturn Sun/Mercury Chiron T-square. Due to Chiron and Saturn retrogrades, the Sun-Saturn-Chiron solsticial and equinoctial synchronicity is still in effect for one last time as Saturn moves away from the Winter solsticial point. One more opportunity to heal old wounds, past developmental traumas in order to gain a more confident personality. Mercury has just entered fair, open Libra. Sun conjunct Mercury gives clear, dynamic thinking while Mars trine Chiron and sextile Sun/Mercury should help stabilize this sensitive T-square configuration and alleviate the internalized anger and frustration that can lead to depression. This is the tightest configuration on the chart, all aspects being within three degrees.

Earlier in the year, the more radical, revolutionary energies that marked the last few years finely gave way to less conflicted ones, with new directions opening up; but the summer time may have been a time to let the dust settle. The fall quarter, and the rest of the calendar year seems an exceptional period for productive work in new directions which should intensify when Jupiter moves into Sagittarius in November. Although the revolutionary Uranus-Pluto square reappears in the Winter, overall, this could be seen as a beneficial, easy period before things intensify in a big way by 2020.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Fourth Year!

The fourth year has passed and in the past year we have continued to present a steady and diverse flow of theosophical topics – mostly selected extracts and compilations from classic spiritual texts, with occasional forays into original writing; and we have been active on Facebook and Twitter as well. We have continued with a number of regular features: William Q. Judge on Karma and Reincarnation, Theosophical Basics with Blavatsky, Throught the Gates of Gold commentary and a quarterly astrology article. Some of these features are due to end fairly soon, so there will be some new features and most likely a return of the book review feature.
It was quite a busy year, besides this blog, I’ve been working on other projects on other web sites, all useful projects, that I feel will bring good fruits:
Gems from the East
Isis Unveiled
Blavatsky News

In many ways the number four represents the fruition of a manifestation process, and so what does that signify for the Montreal Theosophy Project? I would like to expand – expand the scope of the blog with more original writing and a wider variety of topics including more contemporary ones – additionally,  resume public lectures and publish more elaborate writings as well. Thank you for the interest and please stay tuned…

I will recruit for myself and you as I go,
I will scatter myself among men and women as I go,
I will toss a new gladness and roughness among them,
Whoever denies me it shall not trouble me,
Whoever accepts me he or she shall be blessed and shall bless me. (Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road, 5)

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Top Posts of 2014

1-Blavatsky on Sufism / Sufi Wisdom
2-Blavatsky on Astrology 2: Capricorn
3-Blavatsky & the 12 Nidanas 1
4-Porphyry - On the Cave of the Nymphs 1
5-Plato, Meno - on the immortality of the soul
6-Blavastky on astrology 1
7-Links of Interest 2 - Theosophy & Rosetta Comet Mission
8-Vivekachudamani 1
9-Karma Koncepts
10-Blavatsky on Philo of Alexandria
11-The Secret Doctrine – Introduction
12-William Q. Judge - What is the "Daily Initiation"?