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Scorpio's Wedding of Death and Life

Scorpio's Wedding of Death and Life
Los Angeles, CA
Sat, Nov 8 5:30pm
Astrology Class


London, UK: 
Jan 8-15
workshops and readings

Esalen, CA
Kabbalah Retreat
April 15-17
 
Gahl Sasson is a spiritual teacher who has earned a wide and enthusiastic following across the globe. He teaches ongoing workshops on Kabbalah, Mythology, and Astrology in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, and in dozens of cities across the United States.

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Halloween, Scorpio, Reincarnation and the Birth of Astrology

Back in Los Angeles for a month, if you are here residing among the angels, please join me Sat, Nov 8th at 5:30pm for a unique astrology workshop with movie clips for each sign, healthy popcorn and storytelling. 

Halloween, Scorpio, Reincarnation and the Birth of Astrology

The goal of life is death
                             --Sigmund Freud

If you live in the Northern hemisphere, and if you are lucky enough to reside in a place that boasts four seasons, take a look around and you will see the passionate love-making of Lady Death and Laddie Life. If ever their love affair had an anniversary, it is Oct 31, Halloween. And the product of their illustrious adulation are the twins: Astrology and Science. Since Death and Life are lovers, let me assure you, that you need not be afraid to die, just as you should not fear life. For in nature, mythology, astrology, and science, they are bound together, opposite yet the same, like you and your mirror image.  


Apo-ptosis. Ancient Greek, stands for “away from” referring to the falling of the leaves during autumn. First described by Karl Vogt in 1842 and later resurrected in the 1960s, in reference to a biology field studying the programmed cell death or PCD of molecular organism.



Applied in Cancer research, Apoptosis emphasizes the importance of death to sustain life. In other words, without cells dying every breath we take, we cannot survive. Cancer, the uncontrollable grows of cells, kills us precisely because the lack of death. In a paradoxical poetic twist of evolution, in order to live, part of us must always die. Like in the Yin/Yang circle of life, there must be a black island in the sea of white and a white dot in the black wave.



Apoptosis – the falling of dead leaves, the trees pretend to die. Trees have always symbolized life. From Ygddrassil, the Norse tree of life, to the Kabbalistic Tree of life, if anything mastered life on the planet, it is the tree. And yet, confronted with the ferocious huntress, the White Queen Winter, the trees do what rangers tell us we should when a bear attacks us - feign death! And thus they live to see another spring…



Resistance to winter is futile. The trees adhere to the call of Scorpio, one of the four pillars of the zodiac, the sign assigned with channeling autumn. The trees sacrifice their glorious green coat, they shed and stand naked, during the astrological sign that rules intimacy and sexuality. Like a furry dog after a bath, they look somewhat miserable, thin, and small. They humble themselves and in their humility continue to live. Sleeping, perchance dreaming. In Kabbalah we are told that sleep is 1/60 of death and dream is 1/60 of prophesy. No wonder the sign after Scorpio, Sagittarius, is the sign of prophesy. One thing one can foretell with 100% accuracy - we all shall die. Death is democratic, all loving and all encompassing. Trees pretend to die so they can reincarnate in spring.



The Day of the Dead, All Hallow’s Eve, 31st of October, celebrated at the peak of exfoliation, always falling during the zodiac sign of Scorpio. Depicted in the Tarot by the card “Death,” Scorpio is the archetype symbolizing regeneration. Yes, Scorpio is deadly but as long as it also rules sexuality, it insures the resurrection of the soul. Scorpio kills, Scorpio is sexy, Scorpio heals. It inters and impregnates.  



How Death and Life Gave Birth to Astrology:

Let us now go back in time and visit our hominid ancestors who according to the savanna hypothesis, about six million years ago, during devastating geological changes in East Africa’s landscape, were propelled into evolving bipedalism. 

Earth shakes, climate changes, vegetation alters, no more trees to dwell and climb on but open grasslands and savannas, a habitat of hungry feline and other predators craving for some tasty human meat. Those of our hominid ancestors who practiced the earliest form of “yoga” and could stand on their hinder legs, could see further and escape predators’ attacks. They passed this ability to their offspring (mommy and me classes and all) and soon it was fashionable to stand on two. Another thing happened when the canopy of the trees were replaced with the open starry sky. Early humans could see the constellation, the moon and stars. Their eyes opened to a whole universe of magic. Walking on two enabled them to see the heavens easier, make their brain inflate with wonder. However, these Homo-erectus started getting ahead of themselves and developed a bigger brain. Sounds like a good thing, but not if you are a female who needs to give birth to little heady monsters. With the adoption of bipedalism, women’s pelvis shifted, and with big headed babies trying to crown through a terribly narrow canal, giving birth became the killer of early human females.  Death, once again dances with life...


Human and Gorilla Skeleton
 
Evolution slapped herself in the face and made the growing-brain-babies come out not fully baked, creating dependency on the mother. In addition, the mother needs more time to recover and to do so, she needs the father of the child to feel an emotional bond to the helpless infant so he can stick around and help with the cave chores. Death’s interaction with life, birthed the family.



Now, a big issue, many of us still have to deal with today: how does the woman keep the invested in home life? Sure, love is important and the baby is kind of cute, but as you know, men are programmed to procreate and spread their genetic information. Women learned very fast that good sex keeps the guy around. This leads us to the sex for meat theory.

Human female menstruate more blood proportionally to their body weight than any other mammal, therefore, to restore iron, they need meat. Iron in the ancient alchemy texts is assigned to Mars, who is the traditional ruler of the zodiac sign Scorpio – sex.     



Cavewoman:
You’ll get sexy times if you fetch me some meat.
Caveman:
OK

But it is a tough bargain as sex is very dangerous for women, even before sexual transmitted diseases. La petit mort, the little death, an euphemism for sexual orgasm. The French remember from the time of the cavemen, Sex is deadly. To an early Hominid female, sex can lead to pregnancy that most likely will result in her death.

Here is a possibility, and bear with me. Imagine a highly intelligent and intuitive woman, equipped with an innate empirical thinking. She somehow managed to discover the connection between sex and conception. She also, most likely, discovered the connection between her menstruation cycles and the phases of the moon. In doing so, she could trace the days (and nights) when it is safe to have sex for meat without risking a pregnancy and birthing that could lead to her death. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the birth of Astrology. As above so below: the heavenly cycles correlating to life on earth. A woman realized that by tracing the phases of the moon and correlating them to her ovulation. And with Astrology, her twin younger brother, science, came to light. Like Artemis and Apollo, twin-flames of light. Astrology and science were born out of necessity. Controlling the environment using measurements, trial and error, as well as communicating the results to fellow humans. Our intellectual Eve used her intuition and observations to save our specie from an inevitable extinction. She realized the connection between life and death and managed to find a way to harmonize them using the cycles of moon. Long live the queen!

So now we know why Scorpio, the sign of sexuality is also the sign of death. However, it is also the sign of resurrection and therefore teaches us that death is not the end. The marriage of life and death is called reincarnation.

The Transmigration of the Souls

Islam’s Sufis, Jewish Kabbalists, Native Americans, Ancient Greeks, Shamans, Alevis, Celtic Druids, Igbo of Africa, Taoists, Jains, Buddhists, Hindus, Druze all believe that death and  life are inseparable and that the death of death is rebirth. Just like our Eve, they also have observed, recorded, experimented and investigated Metempsychosis, reincarnation, the transmigration of the soul. They have individually, without aid of diffusion, came to the same conclusion. Death is not the end, it’s just the beginning of another life. To find more about reincarnation research, read this blog I wrote 



You are probably using your phone or computer to read these words. Just as God/dess created us in her or his own image, so did we created these devices in our own image. Feminine, masculine, yin, yang, zero, one, death and life. When we upgrade our computer or add a new program, we must reboot it in order for the software to work. The computer must pretend to die, the screen turns all dark, but when it is born again, it is faster and better.

Last Words:

During the next few weeks, as we travel through the magical seas of Scorpio and especially around Halloween, the membrane separating this lifetime and others are thin. Dreams, memories, people you might have known in former lives, and even skills from past lifetimes will come knocking on your consciousness door. All they ask as a treat is that you recognize them, maybe pay some attention, perhaps a nod. They are not here to frighten, spook or threaten you. They come to remind you of what you already know: 

Death has always danced with life, as the end did with the beginning...



Happy Resurrection,

Peace,
Gahl

PS:
Feel what Rumi has to say about why you should not fear death:

I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Yet once more I shall die as Man, to soar
With angels blest; but even from angelhood
I must pass on: all except God doth perish.
When I have sacrificed my angel-soul,
I shall become what no mind e'er conceived.
Oh, let me not exist!


 --Jalal ed-Din Rumi (1207-1273)   Translated by A.J. Arberry
 
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Design Your Destiny 

Gahl in DC and New Moon Eclipse

Gahl in DC and New Moon Eclipse
Esalen, CA
Kabbalah Retreat
August 15-17


Washington, DC
Oct 21-28
Past Lifetime Workshop
For readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com

 
Gahl Sasson is a spiritual teacher who has earned a wide and enthusiastic following across the globe. He teaches ongoing workshops on Kabbalah, Mythology, and Astrology in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, and in dozens of cities across the United States.

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Gahl in Washington, DC Oct 21-28

Happy Solar Eclipse!

Hello my friends in Washington DC and Alexandria. Great to be with you and share the grey sky. I wish some of the rain can channel itself to California and add some needed water to the Golden State. Maybe I will bring some home with me when I return to Los Angeles.

I am here in Washington and have a few more slots for readings available. You can email me if you like to book one. I am also doing a past lifetime regression workshop at Pure Prana in Alexandria, VA this coming Sunday the 26th at 2:30pm. For more info:
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=550  or you can call (703) 836-7873 (100 S Patrick St, Alexandria, VA 22314)

This Mercury retrograde cycle was rather harsh for a lot of people but should end this Sunday and things should get easier. Also today and tomorrow we will have a new moon solar eclipse in Scorpio. This symbolizes a new beginning in the areas of life ruled by Scorpio: intimacy, finance, and sexuality. The Phoenix is rising, let the resurrection begin! 

Peace,
Gahl
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Design Your Destiny 

Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon, Oct 8

Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon, Oct 8
Esalen, CA
Kabbalah Retreat
August 15-17

New York
Oct 11-21
For readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com
Workshop Oct 16th: HERE

Washington, DC
Oct 21-18
Workshop on Relationships
Oct 24 4-6pm HERE
For readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com

 
Gahl Sasson is a spiritual teacher who has earned a wide and enthusiastic following across the globe. He teaches ongoing workshops on Kabbalah, Mythology, and Astrology in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, and in dozens of cities across the United States.

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Total Lunar Eclipse Alert

Total Lunar Eclipse

A powerful Lunar eclipse in Aries occurring 10:50am UT (3:50amPST) on Wednesday, Oct 8th. In the USA and Canada it will be very easy to see. In East coast, the eclipse takes place early morning and when totality begins at 6:25am. In the West coast it will hang high in the sky and reach totality 3:35am. We will all be under its spell but if you can see it, you are more influenced by it. Here are the locations that will have maximum visibility of the eclipse (from NASA's web site):

The northwestern 1/3 of North America also witnesses all stages. Farther east, various phases occur after moonset. For instance, the Moon sets during totality from eastern Canada and the USA. Observers in South America also experience moonset during the early stages of the eclipse. All phases are visible from New Zealand and eastern 1/4 of Australia - the Moon rises during the early partial phases from Australia's west coast. Most of Japan and easternmost Asia catch the entire eclipse as well. Farther west in Asia, various stages of the eclipse occur before moonrise. None of the eclipse is visible from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Check out NASA's Map:

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OHfigures/OH2014-Fig03.pdf

Why is it red blood Moon Eclipse?
Imagine you are on the moon looking at the earth. You will see the Sun being blocked entirely by the orbiting Earth.



When the Sun is hidden behind the Earth's shadow, you will see the earth as a dark ball with its rim blazing red from all the sunrises and sunsets happening on the earth at the same time! The moon reflects back to us what she sees and that is why the eclipse would look bloody red during its peak. (4:25amPST)



Another interesting synchronicity: The Full Moon occurs when the Sun is in Libra and the Moon in Aries. The sign of sunsets is Libra and the sign of sunrises is Aries. It is once again, the cosmic dance between I and Thou, Me and Us, War and Peace, Mars and Venus. And so, it is not the Moon that is red, it is us who are bleeding. Since the Moon is in Aries and Aries is ruled by Mars, blood, war and liberation, these energies synchronized with the eclipse bloody appearance can enhance the experience of aggression, need for change, new beginnings and freedom from oppression. One might say, we all become the sacrificial lamb (Aries), asked to let go of something in our lives so we can find peace, partnership and harmony (Libra)   

Twin Eclipse of April 15

This Eclipse is happening 6 months after the April 15th Lunar Eclipse, however, it will appear about 5% larger and will last for 59 minutes. It will take place at 15 degrees Aries so you can check in your chart where you have Aries and that is the area of your life where the eclipse will uncover a mystery for you to resolve. To check where you have Aries, go to my free application on the web site to cast your chart:

http://www.cosmicnavigator.com/free-chart

Eclipse in different signs:

Generally speaking, each one of the signs, or the zodiac tribes, will experience the Lunar Eclipse in a different part of their life:


Aries: This eclipse falls right on your sign so you will be more emotional, more aggressive, as if you are turning to a werewolf. So try not to bite first and then ask questions. It can affect your health, body, identity, and how people perceive you.
Taurus: This eclipse will show you what you need to let go of. It ignite memories from past lifetime, bring you in contact with skills or people you might have know in previous lives. However it can be painful as old memories flood you.
Gemini: For you this eclipse has to do with your relationship with friends, social media, governments, non-profit and humanity. Maybe a friend in need, or some politics and power struggle in your company or organization.
Cancer: Career is in the center of this eclipse agenda. It can reveal something hidden in your professional life. Could also create issues around figures of authority, bosses etc. Since the Full Moon is in Aries, a square sign, 
Leo: This eclipse connects you to higher-education, foreign cultures, truth and the meaning of life. Since it is in Aries it flows very well with you and can mean that you can receive an offer or help from a person of a different culture or background. An in-law might act out and cause some havoc.
Virgo: This eclipse falls in your house of death, magic, transformation, healing and sexuality. You might feel very emotional, vulnerable but also experience a profound psychological breakthrough or healing.
Libra: This eclipse is right opposite to you, which means that your partner at work or home might be going through a big change. Since it also falls in your house of enemies, take heed and be careful of signing contracts or legal affairs.
Scorpio: This eclipse affects your work, health and diet. Your co-workers or employees might be having a hard time or act out. Watch what you eat and your health the next week or so.
Sagittarius: This eclipse touches your house of children and love. Be extra attentive to your children or what Plato called "children of your mind" as in projects that are your "babies." Since the eclipse is in Aries, a fellow fire sign, it can bring you clarity about love and happiness. 
Capricorn: The eclipse would affect your house of home and family, especially your mother or any mother figure in your life. It can be very emotional and challenging since your sign squares Aries, which means events will call you to action the next week. Can also affect real-estate, land, and early childhood memories.
Aquarius: The Lunar eclipse might make your sibling, cousins, nephews and nieces need more attention from you. Pay extra attention to your communications, emails, texts and what you say and write.  Maybe a new business connection or something to stimulate your mind. 
Pisces: The eclipse touches your house of money, finance, talent and self-worth. Pay attention to your income and how you can shed whatever blocks you from translating your inner wealth to outer wealth. 

What are eclipses astrologically speaking?

Eclipses are considered to be the "Wild Card" of astrology. Anything can happen everywhere to everyone. Just like the wild card in the playing cards, the Joker can be the Queen of Heart or the Three of Spade, thus the Eclipses can take any form in our lives. The Eclipses are movers and shakers, making the old fruits fall off the branches so new ones can grow. It is a storytelling mechanism, enhancing synchronicities, improbable situations and unique events. Eclipses are mythological enzymes that quicken processes, making life more digestible and helping us assimilate lessons. If you are dying (literally of metaphorically), it will lubricate the transition, helping you shed and let go through your apoptosis. In short, Eclipses make things happen faster, for good or bad. Since it is in Aries and the Sun in Libra it will color the change with hues that will help you assert yourself, stand up for your rights or your partner's, liberate from slavery, and help find new paths. After all Aries is the sign of Moses, Christ and Muhammad. The pathfinder is with you!  

Have a great week and if you are located in a place you can see the eclipse, do wake up and watch it...Set your alarm clock now. When you see the totality, you can meditate on what you want to let go and what you want to initiate in your life to replace it. Also, if you long for a partner in work or in life, send a message in the bottle on the cosmic sea, the moon's red vibe will help it flow faster to the shores of manifestation. 

Peace,
Gahl
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Our mailing address is:
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Mercury Retro Alert!!!

Mercury Retro Alert!!!
Esalen, CA
Kabbalah Retreat
August 15-17

New York
Oct 11-21
For readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com
Workshop Oct 16th: HERE

Washington, DC
Oct 21-18
Workshop on Relationships
Oct 24 4-6pm HERE
For readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com

 
Gahl Sasson is a spiritual teacher who has earned a wide and enthusiastic following across the globe. He teaches ongoing workshops on Kabbalah, Mythology, and Astrology in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, and in dozens of cities across the United States.

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Mercury Retrograde Oct 4-26

Retrograding Mercury in Scorpio and Libra:

In the next few weeks I will be in New York and Washington DC, so if you are in those locales, I hope to see you in person...Also, please join me on the annual Kabbalah retreat in Esalen in the spring, April 17-19. 

Once again, as is the case 3-4 times a year, Mercury, the planet of communication, computers, siblings, contracts, negotiation and trade is retrograding. In previous episodes staring Mercury Retro, we had a Wall Street flash-crush, United airline's computer glitch, the hacking and devaluation of the bitcoin, Obama's first inauguration, which he had to repeat the day after, the Bush-Al Gore election and the recounts, etc etc etc. After all, Mercury is a trickster, reportedly, he is of the darkness but carries the light.



This time, Mercury will use the reverse gear to travel the Scorpio highway between Oct 4-9 and then, cross zodiac state-line into Libra from Oct 9-26. When Mercury is in Scorpio pay attention to unfortunate communication, misunderstanding, glitches and blockage around finance, banking, sexuality, intimacy, inheritance, and surgeries. When Mercury flies through Libra , tricks and treats would involve your partners (business and love), legal affairs, art (not good to buy but great to sell), design, and enemies. What a grand way to prepare for Halloween...

Remember, life does not stop on Mercury Retrograde . It is actually a very auspicious time to Redo, Reedit, Refinance, Rewrite, Reevaluate and Retrograde your past to conceive a better future.

A bit more worrisome is the situation in the Middle-East, Hong Kong, and Ukraine since Mercury Retro can reignite old hostilities when is transiting via Scorpio. It can also bring back to your life people you might have unresolved sexual or intimate issues, financial debt, taxes, old business partner that parted in a bad way or ancient animosity unsettled. Scorpio is the sign of death. Mercury, like the Jackal (or desert dog) headed Anubis, is a psychopomp, who deliver the soul back and forth from the realm of the dead, killing and impregnating. The psychopomp, guide of souls, in Scorpio can manifest in many people dying but just as as many, reborn. And I mean literal and symbolic death. That being said, October 4-9 are bridge-days when you can communicate across the rivers of death and receive transformative healing messages and/or insights form up high.  



But down here on earth, this weekend (Oct 3-6) there is some mythological drama. On Oct 4th, Jews around the world observe Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. In this day they are encouraged to adhere to the words from the passage of Leviticus 16:29

 "On the 10th day of the seventh month you shall afflict your souls..."

Most academicians would concur that Yom Kippur did not originate that early in Judaism (time of Moses ~1300 BCE) but a rather during the post-exilic era (the return from Babylonian exile ~500BCE) and that the passage was later inserted into the bible by priests. Yom Kippur is a detoxing of the body, mind, and soul. A purge designed to make you worthy to be written in the Book of the Living. It is interesting that Yom Kippur is celebrated 10 days after the New Moon in Libra (justice) associated with the Ancient Egyptian goddess of justice Maat. Therefore, it usually fall in Libra, the sign holding the scales of justice. According with the Egyptian Book of the Dead, in the afterlife, when the Ba (soul) confronts Maat to weigh the heart against the feather of truth, it must utter the 42 negative confessions: 
  1. I have not committed sin.
  2. I have not committed robbery with violence.
  3. I have not stolen.
  4. I have not slain men and women.
  5. I have not stolen grain etc etc etc (full list below just in case you plan to die anytime soon and need to have the list handy)

But Jews decided to take a different approach to dealing with God/dess. They realized that God can see everything, therefore, lying to God and using these negative confessions, which are positively false, is futile and dishonest. In Yom Kippur the prayer Confessions, or in Hebrew, וידוי, is made of a list of sins we might have committed, directly or inadvertently. It is interesting to put Maat's negative confessions next to the Jewish confessions and you will see it is almost the same, accept the Egyptian use the approach of "Hey Goddess, I didn't do anything, swear to God," and the Jews say "We confess, yes, we committed the crimes. Now, can we talk about a plea-bargain please?"



What is a bit more worrisome is that this year, during Mercury retrograde in Scorpio, two contradicting holidays are colliding in Israel, a land that for thousands of years feels like a junction with no traffic lights. It so happened that Yom kippur, a day of fasting and torment of the soul for the Jews, falls synchronized with the Muslim's Id-al Adha, a day of feasting, joy, and gathering that commemorates Abraham choosing to sacrifice a ram instead of his son.  Already, people talk about clashes and deadly encounters. However, when I walked my dog, I thought about it and I realized, wait! This could be good news for both sides. The Jews are asked to torment their soul and afflict pain on themselves. What better way than to fast while your neighbor barbecues next door? The Palestinians will be able to truly rejoice to see their foes suffer. A twisted win-win situation! Reverse benevolence... 




In conclusion, knowing that the next three weeks we need to mind what we write, say, and think, we can use it to our advantage. It forces us to pay attention to something otherwise we might take for granted, namely: communication. In the age of technology or information, we tend to trade speed for quality and Mercury Retro reminds us to "mind the gap" between what we want to say and what comes out....

Here are some suggestions about how to deal with Mercury Retrograde, from a prior newsletter (dates are current):


Law of Beginning:
Here is a little tip from my experience with Mercury's tricks. The Law of Beginning states: whatever happens on the onset of a process will guide it all the way through to the end. Pay extra attention to the first few days of Mercury Retrograde (Oct 4-8). These days will show you what area of your life will be most influenced by the retrograde motion. For example if you get into arguments with your partner, then it is partnership miscommunications that will be the most problematic issue in the next three weeks. If it is your car acting out, then it will be your vehicle or transportation that would challenge you.  

What if I have to Sign a Lease or Buy a Car???
Yes, you can. I bought my car during Mercury Retro and she has been my best car ever. But I did plant 88 trees on the day I signed the lease (88 is the number of days Mercury take to orbit around the Sun), and I took extra care to look into every detail of the contract. You cannot be religious about astrology (or anything for that matter), but you can heed her warnings. When it is raining take an umbrella. When Mercury Retrograde, backup your computer and read the contract three times. 

Anything Good About the Next Three Weeks?
Yes! Mercury Retrograde is a perfect time to edit, reevaluate, reexamine projects, relationships, commitments. It is a good time to let go of people, substances, habits you no longer need. It is a powerful time for manifestation, prayer, sending wishes and good vibes to family members and friends. While Mercury gives us a hard time with mundane communication, he supports inner or spiritual messages. If you believe in Angels, they can now hear you better, if you believe in Higher-Self then it is now that you can sacrifice your ego to get closer to it. If you believe in life after death, now you can communicate with dead relatives, and if you know the way to DreamTime, the next three weeks will be filled with lucid dreaming. It is the BEST time for meditation and meeting with soul-mates from past lifetimes. 

Have a great Mercury Retro and may he bring back to you thing you have lost in this lifetime or past...

Peace,

Gahl
 

42 Negative Confessions (Papyrus of Ani - Book of the Dead)

  1. I have not committed sin.
  2. I have not committed robbery with violence.
  3. I have not stolen.
  4. I have not slain men and women.
  5. I have not stolen grain.
  6. I have not purloined offerings.
  7. I have not stolen the property of the gods.
  8. I have not uttered lies.
  9. I have not carried away food.
  10. I have not uttered curses.
  11. I have not committed adultery, I have not lain with men.
  12. I have made none to weep.
  13. I have not eaten the heart [i.e., I have not grieved uselessly, or felt remorse].
  14. I have not attacked any man.
  15. I am not a man of deceit.
  16. I have not stolen cultivated land.
  17. I have not been an eavesdropper.
  18. I have slandered [no man].
  19. I have not been angry without just cause.
  20. I have not debauched the wife of any man.
  21. I have not debauched the wife of [any] man. (repeats the previous affirmation but addressed to a different god).
  22. I have not polluted myself.
  23. I have terrorized none.
  24. I have not transgressed [the Law].
  25. I have not been wroth.
  26. I have not shut my ears to the words of truth.
  27. I have not blasphemed.
  28. I am not a man of violence.
  29. I am not a stirrer up of strife (or a disturber of the peace).
  30. I have not acted (or judged) with undue haste.
  31. I have not pried into matters.
  32. I have not multiplied my words in speaking.
  33. I have wronged none, I have done no evil.
  34. I have not worked witchcraft against the King (or blasphemed against the King).
  35. I have never stopped [the flow of] water.
  36. I have never raised my voice (spoken arrogantly, or in anger).
  37. I have not cursed (or blasphemed) God.
  38. I have not acted with evil rage.
  39. I have not stolen the bread of the gods.
  40. I have not carried away the khenfu cakes from the spirits of the dead.
  41. I have not snatched away the bread of the child, nor treated with contempt the god of my city.
  42. I have not slain the cattle belonging to the god.

 
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Happy Equinox - Day of Peace

Happy Equinox - Day of Peace
Esalen, CA
Kabbalah Retreat
April 17-19, 2015

San Francisco
Sep 25-29
Readings & Workshops
click HERE

New York
Oct 11-21
For readings:
Gahl@CosmicNavigator.com
Workshop Oct 14th: HERE

Washington, DC
Oct 21-18
Workshop on Relationships
Oct 24 4-6pm Regression:
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Happy Equinox - Day of Relationships

Happy Equinox, New Moon in Libra and Rosh Ha'shana!

In the next few weeks I will be in San Francisco, New York and Washington DC, so if you are in those locales, I hope to see you in person...Also, even though it is the first day of Autumn, I wanted to announce we will have the annual Kabbalah retreat in Esalen in the spring, April 17-19. 

Right as this email dropped into your inbox, the Sun transited from Virgo into Libra, initiating Autumn (in the Northern hemisphere). You might not even know it, but most likely you felt it somewhere in your body, mind, and/or soul. Today is an auspicious day celebrated by many different cultures and traditions in the past as well as the present. Right now, in this very moment of the Earth's orbit around the Sun, the day and night's duration is equal. Balanced in perfect harmony on the scales of Maat are the night and day, feminine and masculine, Yin and Yang, material and spiritual, compassion and judgment. Equality, receptivity and reciprocity reign today. A solemn reminder that even the most opposing contradicting forces can sign a peace treaty. If Darkness and Light can live in harmony, well, so could we.



How incredibly intuitive and wise were those early men and women star-gazers of Babylon, that they assigned to Libra, the sign of balance and equality, the ruelrship over marriage and relationships. I am not sure if they were truly egalitarian, or just stumbled upon a powerful truth. Relationships can only function in balance and equality. These early astrologers assigned the Autumn Equinox to be the first day of Libra, the sign Justice. Libra is not only the sign of partnerships but also enemies. Our enemies as well as our partners hold a clear mirror in front of us and that is why we love and hate them so much.

Equinox from Latin, "aequus (equal) and nox (night)," is the perfect time to celebrate our partnership and sign a peace treaty. This is the true Valentine's according to the Zodiac wheel...



Libra in Kabbalah

According to the Talmud and Kabbalah, Rosh Ha'Shana, the Jewish New Year, celebrated on the New Moon in Libra, (September 24/25 this year ) was also the day God created Adam and Eve. This suggests that mythologically speaking, humanity is indeed a double Libra. We as humans have to master relationships in order to graduate this earth school by attaining enlightenment, or in other words, move on. A few years ago, I made two videos explaining how humanity's birthday falls on the New Moon in Libra: PART 1, PART 2. The Shofar (Ram's horn) is blown on Rosh Ha'Shana to open the skies for the deluge of prayer. Astrologically, the Ram's horn is the symbol of Aries, Libra's opposite and complimentary sign. When we are experiencing a Moon and Sun in Libra, we need the Aries as a support beam. Here is a video of me blowing the Aries out of my Shofar:

  

The gospel of Libra goes something like this: "It is not the strong who survive but the one who formed the strongest partnerships. Born as two but function as one, that is the superpowers bestowed by the magic of relationships." The Equinox, as the initiator of Libra, is the time in the year we celebrate taking care of another and finding common grounds. The moment in the zodiac wheel when it is easier to see God in everyone we meet. Indeed, Libra is the sign of mirrors and it uses relationships to best reflect our true colors.



According to the oldest Kabbalistic text, Sefer Yetzirah, every zodiac sign is associated with a Hebrew letter. Kabbalists believe God created the universe using the 22 archetypes depicted by the Hebrew letters (associated later with the 22 Major Arcana in the Tarot). Libra was assigned the letter Lamed, the tallest letter, which stands right in the middle of the alphabet, just as Libra occupies the center of the zodiac wheel: 



Lamed holds the scales in balance, distributing equal energy between the masculine part of the year (Spring and Summer) and the feminine (Autumn and Winter). Lamed means two things in Hebrew, and true to its Libra nature, are equal but opposite: learning and teaching. In Hebrew the same root is given to the process of bestowing and absorbing wisdom and understanding. A true teacher learns when she emanates knowledge and a studious student teaches his mentors.  I picked up Brazilian Jujitsu lately and therefore a humble white belt, but when I roll well with my brown or black belt teachers, they comment how it so amazing that they can still learn from sparring with absolute beginners.

According to the marriage of Astrology and Kabbalah, in order for relationships to be successful, the partners need to give as much as they receive, teach as much as they learn and help in the same measure they are helped. Otherwise, the bedroom becomes a therapy room or worse...  

Depictions and traditional celebrations of Autumn Equinox

As we mentioned earlier, today is the day when daytime and night are equal in duration, however, this balance changes tomorrow as the nigh (goddess) grows in comparison to the day (god). This symbolizes the goddess conception. As the nights grow until the Winter Solstice, the Great Mother grows bigger (in the Northern Hemisphere) as in her womb she carries the savior god of light who will be born, if all goes well, on the Winter Solstice (Apollo, Artemis, Horus, Marduk, Attis, and Jesus to name a few).  



In ancient Greek mythology, today is the day, that true to the added stipulation of her prenuptial agreement, Persephone must return to the Underworld, and join her husband Hades. Her mother, goddess of the earth, Demeter, must let her daughter die so she could return to be queen to the realm of dead.  mourns for her beloved daughter and the trees, being her extension, shed their leaves to match her tears. Demeter goes into a sever winter-blues and with her all living creatures, frozen in snow by her depression. But no worries, she will reunite with her daughter in spring when she will reincarnate enabling nature to bud again.    

In the Chinese tradition, the 15th day of the 8th moon, often coinciding with the Autumn Equinox, was celebrated with mooncakes as the festivities of harvest. In Wicca tradition, the equinox is celebrated as Moban, one of the eight pagan holidays.



In Japan it is called Higan-e, a week long celebration when people are encouraged to give offering to the image of the Buddha as well as the ancestors. 

And in Middle Earth, at the Shire, on the Equinox, both Bilbo and Frodo were born. That is what lead the American Tolkien Society to declare back in 1978, that Hobbit Day be celebrated on September 22nd. The Equinox.  




How should we celebrate?

Even if you opened this email not on the day it fell into your binary-devices, no problem, in the ancient world, many cultures celebrated this auspicious day for an entire week. You can look at the Equinox as your "Relationships' Day." We have Father's Day and Mother's Day, Birthdays, Valentine's Day, Anniversary Day, but we have no Relationships' Day that felicitates the people, past and present, that shared our lives one way or the other. Autumn Equinox is the perfect time to meditate on your partners, from your first love to today. Maybe find three reasons why you were together and three reasons why it did not work. These relationship could include your training buddy, your business partner, your hiking pal etc.  

The Equinox helps us reassess our relationships to relationship. It invites us to experience light and dark equally, good and bad, the positive as well as negative in every relationship we have or had -  the seen and unseen, the conscious and subconscious. In other words, today is a great day for healing our significant relationship and reboot them with the new equinox 2014.0 upgrade...

Happy Autumn for those above the equator and happy spring to those below.  

As Above so Below... 

Peace,

Gahl

 
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