Just drying out the synapses in all this Aries heat. Mercury moves forward, Sun in Aries, the Vernal Equinox is upon us. It’s all good–unless of course you’re a Syrian, Palestinian, Malian, Afghani, Paki or any number of people that reject genetically modified anythings. In which case, your day is filled with some faint glimmer of hope against an eternal struggle of having someone or something trying to impose not just their will upon you, but completely alter and obliterate any historical reference, both inside and out of your DNA’s original supposedly safe, code. The ancient war on this planet isn’t about land rights or resources, its about the conquest of your soul.
On May 29th, 1913 (that’s 11-22 or 33 if you’re keeping score at home, and in the 5 and you get back to 11), “Le Sacre du Primtemps” also known as “The Rite Of Spring” premiered in Paris. The score and the overall theme of the ballet was conjured up by Igor Stravinsky. But Stravinsky had some serious help. The philosophical and esoteric mind behind “Le Sacre” was Nicholas Roerich. Roerich might be one of the most pivotal, esoteric and occult agents of the 20th century.
One of Roerich’s claims to fame was that he was the possessor of the “Chintamani Stone” which pre-dates that Grail Cup as one of the most prized power objects or totems on the planet. It’s claimed that the Chintamani Stone had broken off from a planet that orbits Sirius. Many believe that the Kabaa in Mecca has part of the stone sealed in it’s core.
With a piece of the Chintamani in his possession, Roerich made a pilgrimage to Tibet, to re-unite the stone with Shamabala. This conferred upon Roerich enormous street cred as the stone apparently gave one the ability to see into the past and future, while accelerating and upgrading all human functions to a supra-human level. Roerich became so influential, that he penetrated some of the most powerful circles in the world, especially the USA. He had developed a master/teacher relationship with Henry Wallace, who at the time was Secretary of State.
Wallace interestingly enough was the 33rd vice-president of the USA and born on October 7th had his Sun conjunct Roerich’s, born October 9th. Wallace was also born in 1888, in the ironic and curiously named, “Orient,” Iowa. He would later become VP for FDR and it’s through Wallace that the dollar gets a serious makeover, laced with symbols from the “All-Seeing-Eye” to the Owl, to the 13 Stars in the form of a pentagram. The man that contributed the magickal designs for the dollar? His spiritual teacher, Nicholas Roerich.
Roerich was held in such high esteem by his followers and brethren, that he had not only had his own minor planet/asteroid, 4426 Roerich named after him, but also had a major New York building with a penthouse called, “The Master Building” built for him as well.
So now that you have some background on Roerich and can understand his symbolic impact on our money, you might better appreciate his influence on “The Rite Of Spring.
What was The Rite Of Spring? Why did the crowd in Paris, witnessing it that night go berserk? Why did Stravinsky do it in the first place?
During that time in history, there had been a bit of a push towards the romantic ideal of indigenous cultures. Gaugin’s visions of Polynesian natives, especially the women, sent the world a twitter. Here’s a poster form the 1910 world’s fair in Brussels.
But if we see the Rite of Spring in a larger context, it’s a singular event that trumpets changes in the course of history that still reverberate to this very time.
In 1913, we see the formation of the Federal Reserve, the adoption of the Federal Income tax and the beginnings of WWI, which the US would eventually become entrenched in.
However, there’s even more to The Rite than just a dark clarion for the days of chaos ahead. Again, keep in mind that Roerich is one of the minds behind it as well as other esoteric masters like Kandinsky and Balanchine. The Rite was a ritual for the 20th Century itself, invoking a ritual sacrifice of innocence for the modern century to come.
There are thirteen movements in the Rite. In movements 10 through 13 the sequence is about (10) The harvesting of virgins, (11) The invocations of ancestors (spirits), (12) The entrusting of them into the care of “wise men,” and finally (13) The chosen one dances herself to death in the presence of the “old men” as a sacrifice in a sacrificial dance.
I might be reading a bit into it, but there’s a type of entrainment and mind control at play here and as well the slaughter of innocence. This was the ritualistic impact of “Le Sacre du Printemps.”
It is my estimation, that the virgin is Christianity as the naive ideal and innocence and her death paves the way for the “Novo Ordo Seclorum” or “New Order Of The Ages” which Roerich, would eventually imprint on every Federal Reserve Note. But she is also a symbol of Sophia or wisdom and that her ritual death would confer, in the presence of the “wise men” who would witness it with the essence of her life force and power.
It’s interesting that they chose the 29th of May for the performance. The Sun and Mercury were conjunct, with Saturn in Gemini (Sun/Saturn exact at the mystical 7 degree), which of course is in keeping with the mystery of duality and Gemini. The True Node was at 0 degrees Aries. Chiron was at 14 degrees Pisces and Black Moon Lilith at 9 degrees Pisces. The Black Moon Lilith, especially in Pisces, is important as we see it transposed against the sacrificial virgin of the final movement, death in “The Rite.” We could go on and on about the significance of 9. It’s a major number. From nine planets to Jesus appearing to his disciples nine times after his resurrection, nine is one of the most prominent numbers in spiritual, religious and mythical symbolism.
Even though we would round up to 10 if we started with 9 degrees for Pisces in the Sabian Symbols, if we start with 8, it then rounds up to 9. The Sabian Symbol for 8 Pisces/BML, jumps off the page as we look at in conjunction with The Rite;
PHASE 338 (PISCES 8°): A GIRL BLOWING A BUGLE. KEYNOTE: A call to participation in the service of the race, as an evolutionary crisis approaches
This symbolic picture presents another aspect of the emotional relationship between the individual and the collectivity of human beings. It can also be related to the old feminist movement or the present women’s liberation. In traditional symbolism the woman refers more specifically to the biological and psychic aspect of human life; she is seen primarily as the mother, and/or the intuitive or “psychic” type of person. A new race of human beings may well be slowly unfolding some of its potential of consciousness and fulfillment. The individual who envisions this evolutionary development “sounds the call.” He or she is both seer-herald and mutant. In that sense such a human being is both an individual true to his original nature and a dedicated person — dedicated to the future he or she holds in latency as does a seed in mutation.
At this third stage of the sixty-eighth five-fold sequence the two preceding phases blend in a new form of consecration of the individual to the Whole. Tomorrow acts through today; it SUMMONS men to rebirth.
Pretty interesting eh?
I asked Sabian Symbol expert, Lynda Hill about the significance of the previous symbol and she likens it to the South Node, so it is the energy approaching the exact degree symbol itself. So 8 degrees is an essential reference point as we round it up to 9.
As the first day of the new year unfolds, keep in mind that the “Le Sacre Du Temps” aka “The Rite Of Spring” was in essence, a summoning ritual for the whole of the 20th Century itself. Followed by Roerich’s second act as the symbolic engraver of our national script.
With all the Aries energy in the air, I’ll be back up and writing in the next day with scopes soon to follow.