AUTUMNAL EQUINOX, HIEROS GAMOS, ROSICRUCIANISM and FREEMASONRY

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The autumnal equinox, which marks the transition from summer to autumn, occurs at the moment when day and night are roughly the same lengths. The word “equinox” is derived from Latin and means “equal night”.  On September 23, 2019, autumnal equinox, day and night are of approximately equal length all over the world, as the Earth’s rotational axis is neither tilted away from nor towards the Sun.  Astrologically, this is the time when the Sun enters Libra, the sign of balance.

Significance of Autumnal Equinox

There are many myths and traditions rooted out from different cultures of the Northern Hemisphere about the autumnal celebration rituals particularly the harvest time celebration when leaves turn yellow and fruits and vegetables ripen. In Ancient Mesopotamia, agriculture held primary importance and keeping the land fertile required many religious observances.

In Ancient Greek mythology, the onset of fall is closely linked to the story of…

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Holiness to the Lord

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Grand York Rite of the Philippines Joint Conferral with Manila Chapter No. 2 conferring the Royal Arch Masons Degree ..me with the team during the coffee break, from labor to refreshment…May 4, 2019 (photo by C&SK EfrenEfren Egcd Garcia)

From L-R
C&SK Ceasar Gascon
C&SK Neil Menguito {LPDO}
C&SK Tom Rogacion {LPDO}
C&SK Efren Egcd Garcia { ret City Engr Los Angeles. CA}
Most Excellent Juanito P. Abergas {PGM, ret Usec Dpwh}
C&SK Maven Biscarra {LPDO}
Most Excellent Sonny Leviste { General Grand York Rite }
me { C&SK Gabriel Comia, Jr.
C&SK Paulo Flores

Wind and Water at Festival Mall Alabang

Feng Shui which literally means “wind water” is the Chinese art of Geomancy for good placement to achieve harmony and balance with the environment.  When water flows slowly, so does the qi – the circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine.

The basic principle of feng shui is chi or energy. It is a feng shui principle that is used throughout all of life. It links the energy of all things together. There can be chi or energy of the earth, the atmosphere, and people. We can see the quality of chi expressed through areas of color, form, shape, sound and the various cycles in nature. Feng shui principles work to ensure that the chi is allowed to keep flowing and not get stuck or depleted.

In feng shui principles, there are two main types of feng shui that we need to consider. One of these is physical and contains the actual structures, surroundings, buildings, roads, and design. The other involves directional influences that although are invisible, still have an influence on our lives and how we relate to space and time. We need to take both feng shui principles into consideration when evaluating the chi qualities of an environment.

Actual Representation of Wind and Water at Festival Mall Lagoon

 

Situated at 12O degrees East South East facing the lagoon is a small waterfall cascading the developed creek with crocodile concrete figure instead of a dragon feature.  In Chinese Loupan or Bagua, the orientation of the 120 ESE degree corresponds to the dragon.

This body of water is a natural creek enhanced by the mall designer perhaps adapting the principle of Feng shui to harmonize and balance the chi of the area. This gives the serenity, the collected energy to bring power to the physical body,  one is experiencing when resting on the area.

The atrium or the lobby opening between Starbucks and Coffeebean and Tea Leaf coffee shops serve as the gateway for the dragon to drink water from the lagoon. Watch it between 7am- 9am every day.

East South East Entrance

About the Writer

Gabriel Comia, Jr. is a student practitioner of Chinese Art of Metaphysics, Bazi, Ziwei Dou Shu, Feng Shui, and Dim Mak.

 

 

 

Purple Star

Gab Ziwei

   My Ziwei Dou Shu Chart and its Analysis

Ming or Destiny Palace

REN WATER DRAGON

..From Wikipedia

Zi Wei Dou Shu (Purple Star Astrology) is a form of fortune-telling in Chinese culture. It remains one of the most well-respected[1] processes for laying out “The Destiny Path” or “Fate”.

  • Zi Wei (紫薇) – purple Rosa multiflora(薔薇), also known as Baby Rose, Rambler Rose. In the astrological world, this majestic color is related to spiritual aspiration. 微 is used for 薇 in ancient/simplifed Chinese writing. Noble rose referred to the North Star, the most prominent star in the sky.
  • Dou (斗) – 北斗星 Big Dipper constellation, North Star, Pole star. A prominent star that is approximately aligned with the Earth’s axis of rotation. It is used as the coordinate to chart the sky.
  • Shu (数) – calculation.

Zi Wei Dou Shu was created by a Taoist named Lu Chun Yang (呂純陽) during the Tang Dynasty. It was further developed by Chen Xi Yi (陳希夷) during the Song Dynasty and later on by Luo Hong Xian (羅洪先) during the Ming Dynasty to its present-day form.[2] Its exact origin, however, is still debated among the different schools, and should not be taken as a guaranteed historical context.

Chinese Astrology has always been closely intertwined with Astronomy. Gifted astronomers and astrologers were recruited as officials to work in Imperial Courts during the dynastic eras. In those days most astrological charts were crafted solely for the emperor, as his personal fate had a direct bearing on his kingdom. The court astrologers also played an important role in determining the successor to the throne.

Astrologers observed the stars and noticed that among so many stars, only one was seemingly stationary while the rest revolved around it. This star was named the “Emperor Star” (紫微星)–the celestial equivalent of the Emperor and known in the West as Polaris.

The 12 Palaces, or Shí Èr Gōng (十二宫) are arranged and plotted in an anti-clockwise rotation.

  1. Self Palace (命宮)
  2. Siblings Palace (兄弟宮)
  3. Spouse Palace (夫妻宮)
  4. Children Palace (子女宮)
  5. Wealth Palace (財帛宮)
  6. Health Palace (疾厄宮)
  7. Travel Palace (遷移宮)
  8. Friends Palace, or Subordinate Palace (交友宮)
  9. Career Palace (官祿宮)
  10. Property Palace (田宅宮)
  11. Mental Palace, or Karma Palace, Ancestor Palace (福德宮)
  12. Parents Palace (父母宮)

The 14 Major Stars:[4][5]

  1. Ziwei (The Emperor, or The Purple Star): associated with Yin Earth, the leader – organizator, the senior, the monarch, stable development, benevolence, neutrality, wisdom, obligations, human society, power, position, material wealth, the capacity of healing and rescuing.
  2. Tianji (The Advisor, Heavenly Machine or Heavenly Secret): associated with Yin Wood, the assistant, the strategist, the clerk, siblings, intelligence, strategy, manipulation, goodness.
  3. Taiyang (The Sun): associated with Yang Fire, the leader of men, the senior, the male (father-husband-son), the mass, mass development, masculine characteristics, directness, vision, self-sacrifice, universal love, ideal, nature, power, fame, the capacity of giving.
  4. Wuqu (The Finance Minister or the Military Bureaucrat, Martial Tune): associated with Yin Metal, the assistant, the short term planner, the merchant, the worker, the lonely, craftiness, inner strength, caution, rigidity, decisiveness, wealth, industry.
  5. Tianfu (The Empress or the Viceroy, Heavenly Mansion): associated with Yang Earth, the senior, the monarch or high official, background leadership, stability, benevolence, conservativeness, human society, material wealth, position, power, the capacity of consolidating.
  6. Tiantong (The Lucky Star, Pleasure Seeker, Child): associated with Yang Water, the junior, mercuriality, natural kindness, pleasure, laziness, good fortune
  7. Lianzhen (The Judge, Young Female): associated with Yin Fire, the virgin, the judge, the lawyer, the witch, the courtesan, strictness, chastity, wickedness, double-facedness, prison, harem, justice, abominable accidents, punishment, love, humour, poverty
  8. Taiyin (The Moon): associated with Yin Water, the female or feminine leader, the manipulator, the senior, the female (mother-wife-daughter), inner or passive development, retrospective development, feminine characteristics, subtlety, feminine or maternal love, maternal sacrifice, selfishness, extravagance, ideal, arts, nature, material wealth, real estate, cleanness, the capacity of receiving and spending.
  9. Tanlang (The Greedy Wolf): associated with Yang Wood and Yin Water, the hunter, extravagant people, the priest, sex, deviousness, libido, selfish desires, riskiness, prison
  10. Jumen (The Advocate, The Big Gate, The Mouth): associated with Yin Water, the lawyer, the parliament, singers, quarrel, betrayal, notoriety, frankness, secret, bad luck, prison
  11. Tianxiang (The Prime Minister, Keeper of the Seal): associated with Yang Water, the high-ranked assistant, delegates or representatives, high offices, benevolence, generosity, stability, loyalty
  12. Tianliang (The Sage, Heavenly Beam or Heavenly Bridge): associated with Yang Earth and Yang Wood, the teacher, the scholar, the rules, benevolence, generosity, toleration, forgiveness, education, wisdom
  13. Qisha (The Field Marshal, Seven Kills): associated with Yin Metal and Yang Fire, the military leader, quick temper, heroicism, directness, pain and labour, danger, loyalty, exception
  14. Pojun (The Army, Star of Destruction): associated with Yin Water, military leaders, betrayal, craftiness, waste, destruction, changes

 

References

https://mdestinycom.wordpress.com/category/q-a-zwds/money-in-zwds/

http://www.freehoro.net/Astrolog32_EN/index.php

My Birth Chart and Interpretation

gab chart in astrolibrary

Planets and Points in The Signs

Sun in Sagittarius 19°  47′ 17″

You tend to be idealistic, optimistic, dependable, open-minded, friendly, honest and versatile. But, you can also be tactless, irresponsible, showy, boastful, self-righteous, arrogant, quarrelsome, fanatical, dogmatic and dictatorial. You like any work where foresight and a willingness to take a chance is offered, while at the same time, you try to avoid detailed work.

You are usually outspoken, sometimes to the point of bluntness. Simply blurting out your ideas and opinions is due to your never-ending search for truth and wisdom. Others think you are pretty tactless and the statement that “truth hurts” fits your way of thinking. Regardless of your undiplomatic remarks, others instinctively feel as if you mean them no real harm and are only interested in raising their consciousness.

You love the outdoors, large animals, nature and sports. Some Sagittarius people have reckless gambling tendencies and will bet it all on the drop of a hat. Travel and even long walks appeal to you because they make you feel free – and you need to feel free.

You are philosophical and you want to understand the deeper issues and abstractions of life. You have a certain faith in higher things that generally always keeps you of an optimistic bent, no matter what difficulties are currently besetting you. You want to understand the meaning of life. This helps to keep you growing and expanding, which is something you need to do. This desire for expansion can cause you to overextend yourself with too many activities and to use up your energy too rapidly. You need to take intervals of rest to recuperate between projects.

You need to learn how to concentrate on your current projects and stick with them to the end. Always full of enthusiasm, you tend to show it more at the start of new endeavors, then it tends to lessen as the project goes along and gets stuck in details, or the going gets a little rough, or it simply gets a little boring.

Although you are ordinarily healthy, you can run into trouble due to overindulgence in food and drink.

You are known for your friendliness, helpfulness and subtle humor. You are a good conversationalist and enjoy debating merely for the sake of debating. You have a real gift for making friends and the typical Sagittarius can go anywhere in the world without ever feeling lonely, for you acquire friends along the route. You have humanitarian instincts and are practical in expressing them. You will tend to help anyone who is in need. Other people can usually depend on your loyalty and honesty, for there is nothing devious or manipulative in your nature.

You are extremely independent and restless, with a real need for personal freedom. You can experience claustrophobia, either physical or emotional. This is why you are reluctant to get into total commitment situations and often shy away from marriage. In love, you are highly romantic, but you need your partner to be intelligent and communicative. You hate jealousy and possessiveness on the part of your partner, especially since you are fond of flirting. You enjoy the chase more than the capture.

Career wise, you are reluctant to become tied down to a set schedule, so you will experiment with a variety of jobs. You do best in careers that permit you to travel about, either locally or widely. You also like dealing directly with people, either selling or promoting ideas, products, etc.

You may overlook small details, but your overall sense of planning is excellent. You have a good memory. The challenge of a problem is what interests you, for it caters to your enjoyment in exploring the unknown. Playing games comes easily to you and it is the journey they enjoy rather than the destination.

Read more about Sagittarius.

Ascendant in Sagittarius  2°  53′ 11″

People with Sagittarius rising tend to be idealistic, aspiring, enthusiastic, religious or agnostic, interested in far away places and cultures or ideas, physically active, risk-taking, outgoing, breezy, extroverted, philosophical, perhaps dogmatic, prejudiced, superficial, looking for greener pastures, and on-the-go. Sagittarius, the Centaur, is half-human, half-animal and this is perhaps the way you are. You have great aspirations, yet may have a most unruly desire nature. You can shoot for the stars or wallow with the animals. There is love of animals, the outdoors, sports, gambling, adventure, and travel. You may lack concentration. You probably have many acquaintances, but few friends. You tend to have casual contacts rather than in-depth relationships. You have a great restlessness and a love to be on the move. You may always be looking for greener pastures, never stopping or slowing down to see where you really are and what’s around you. You tend to be talkative and direct and to the point. You may be lacking in tact and diplomacy due to your frankness. Ideas are very important to you. You generally like working with the big picture and dislike all the little details. You may promise much and deliver less. You can rise to the heights or sink to the depths. Which will you choose?

Spiritual lesson to learn: Restraint, of all that is given away (and stop procrastinating). Jupiter rules Sagittarius so Jupiter will be important in your chart.

See more about Sagittarius Rising.

Moon in Libra 15°  29′ 17″

You are kind, sympathetic, agreeable, optimistic, fair, and very fond of social pleasures. You are a considerate and thoughtful friend, and have a real flair for making others feel accepted and appreciated. At the same time you probably possess good reasoning powers and the ability to form correct judgments. There is love of art and music with perhaps decided ability as a performer. You have a need for people and relationships. You avoid personal confrontations or any expression of intense, unpleasant behavior or emotion. You strive for peace, harmony, and perfect balance. You feel unsuited for menial physical labor and you hate to get your hands dirty. Your desire to be liked by everyone may cause you to seek peace at any price, thus you can be evasive on issues due to your desire to keep the peace. You can be quite vacillating and indecisive. You are much more at odds with yourself than people would guess by looking at you from the outside. It is sometimes very difficult for you to make up your mind because you see all sides of any issue and you always want to be fair. You must learn to stand up for your principles.

Mercury in Sagittarius  0°  32′ 18″

You possess idealism, vision, and foresight, and your mind is often occupied with big ideas, plans, and goals for the future. You are interested in what is possible and what is on the horizon, rather than what has already been done. Subjects like philosophy, religion, politics, or education interest you, and you are more concerned with theories, abstractions and concepts than with specific applications. You are not inclined to focus on any one practical, concrete area. You don’t particularly like details and may find it difficult to concentrate long enough to carry your ideas through to completion. You seek mental freedom, yet your thoughts are usually along traditional lines. Having a gambling instinct, you may enjoy gambling, speculative enterprises and new ventures. You are forward, blunt and direct in speech and you always speak your mind. People who know you know that you don’t beat around the bush. You are apt to say the first thing that pops into your head. Thus, you have to learn to control your tongue, develop tact, and to think before speaking. Business, advertising, and promotion might be good career areas for you. You have a keen mind and are impulsive and versatile. You have a tendency to study several similar subjects, to have more than one job and to have several projects going all at the same time. You tend to want to keep on the move, traveling, in order to gain experience, knowledge and wisdom.

Venus in Aquarius  1°  18′ 47″

If you have Venus in Aquarius, your affections are expressed in an open, unconventional and rather detached way. Socializing, bringing people together and having many friends and acquaintances very much appeal to you. Because you value friendship so highly, you may be more comfortable being a friend than a lover. One thing’s for sure – you highly dislike possessive, clingy relationships. You want to be free to do whatever you want with whomever you like. You want an intellectual or spiritual connection with your partner and this may even be the preferred substitute over a very intimate or emotional bonding. You need a partner who will give you plenty of freedom, allowing you to be your own person, and not be too demanding emotionally. You are charming, happy and original, but also, cool, calm and detached. This detachment is beneficial because you, as a rule, are never possessive of people or things. The feelings you have tend to be filtered through your mind and intellectualized. You need to learn warmth and understanding. Read more about Venus in Aquarius.

Mars in Aquarius 15°  20′ 17″

Your energies are expressed in unique and original ways. There may be genius shown in the way you go about things. You are inventive, scientific, a bit eccentric, unconventional and perhaps a bit rebellious. Working with others to get things done appeals to you. You enjoy taking part in sociable, group activities and unite with others of similar ideals and persuasions. You are progressive, democratic and you are not concerned with hogging personal power or having authority over others. You are a team player. New and unusual methods of work, planning and technology appeal to you. Your energy levels are usually high, but they can be erratic at times and you may find a tendency to work in spurts. Thus, you can be impatient and inconstant in pursuing your desires. You are intellectual, cautious, independent, freedom-loving and enterprising. You respond well to emergencies. There may be interests in mechanical or scientific subjects. Science fiction may intrigue you. You may need to control a radical or rebellious streak within and remember that in certain cases haste does make waste. On the negative side you can be too aggressive, quarrelsome, contentious and perverse.

Jupiter in Taurus 11°  59′ 37″  Rx

You desire to expand the world around you with practical, tangible, material things. The rewards you expect from your efforts must be material in nature. As a gesture of appreciation, a simple “thank- you” is not as good as some little something in the form of something concrete that you can hold and see. You are generous with your possessions and share freely what you have, but only if the cause merits such action. Your nature tends to be a bit extravagant or self-indulgent and it is up to you to control your desire nature. You may be stubborn in your philosophical or religious beliefs, needing proof of anything before believing. There is a fear of sickness and pain. Money and material possessions can come to you but you must use your resources wisely, else they will get you into trouble. A great love of rich or sweet food may lead you to become overweight. Control of the palate and of the lower nature should be observed.

Saturn in Libra 24°  45′ 06″

You are diplomatic, tactful, and you have balanced judgment which inspires trust. In matters if health there may be urinary problems or trouble with the kidneys. Saturn tends to obstruct the filtering action of the kidneys, allowing toxic elements to stay in the blood stream and intoxicate the body. Drinking distilled rather than spring, mineral or tap water would be better for your kidneys. There is a need for you to cooperate and share in harmony, patience, and love with other people. Marriage or partnerships may be restricting, requiring hard work and discipline so that you may learn the lessons of cooperation rather than competition. Marriage and partnerships give you a sense of security and for that reason you seek them out. You may marry for practical reasons, for money, or to someone a lot older or younger. Various possibilities exist with this position. You may take great trouble to find a mate who is able to demonstrate a similar integrity, and thus marry at a later age than most, or you may choose an older partner or a contemporary who is apt to be austere or undemonstrative. A desire for perfection may make you too demanding in the marriage or your view of marriage may be too conventional or old-fashioned. If Saturn is badly aspected, then you may be cold or regard marriage as a yoke with which you do not care to burden yourself. Or lastly, you may tell yourself that you will never find a partner who will measure up to your requirements.

Uranus in Cancer 17°  34′ 10″  Rx

Neptune in Libra 23°  20′ 40″

Pluto in Leo 23°  11′ 57″  Rx

Chiron in Capricorn 11°  39′ 31″

Black Moon Lilith in Leo 28°  39′ 03″

With Lilith in Leo, you must learn where your creative abilities and your core essence reside. If you do not discover your true self, you may feel driven to seek attention or social recognition, or to act out exaggerated shows in order to make yourself noticed. The personality you express must be authentically yours, and not forced.

If you have Black Moon Lilith in Leo, your love is centered on yourself. Psychologists call it narcissism. Both men and women seek to be honored for their beauty and physical appearance. You can cause disappointments by taking advantage of your partner and by not recognizing your sexual-emotional mistakes.

There is a tendency to lie. If you become unfaithful, you will, out of pride, play the misunderstood victim when you know inwardly that you betrayed your partner.

The repressed sexual impulses focus on “I want.” You may have unspoken internal conflicts. These can overflow and cause you to exercise power and dominion over your partner or children “just because” or, as Aesop said, “because I am the Lion.”

For your Black Moon in Leo to work well:

Look for your own identity, without falling into the world of appearances. Focus your fire on what your passions really are. Do not look so much for recognition from others.

North Node in Aquarius 14°  00′ 09″  Rx

Part of Fortune in Aquarius  7°  11′ 11″

You feel happy noticing the things that surround you, being receptive to all knowledge. You want to know everything about humanity and the Universe, without societal limitations or restrictions. You understand the union of so many different things, knowing that none is worse or better because of their difference.

You are fair. You do not like to make judgments, because that would undermine your own sense of freedom. You remain aloof and impartial with respect to others. This allows you the freedom to explore your own inner awakening.

You never have to follow the paths of others. So, you look for solitude, where you find new ideas. You use the great inventiveness that cosmic forces bestow upon you.

You like to live without any planning. You like to be original. It makes you happy to know you can help another person to feel free. Read more about Part of Fortune in Aquarius.

Vertex in Leo 21°  42′ 45″

Midheaven in Virgo  4°  38′ 11″

Planets and Points in The Houses

Sun in First House

You are important to yourself and will spend much time and energy on your own personal affairs. It’s not that you do not care about others, it is just that you have your work to do and it is very important to you. You want to shine and be noticed for who and what you are. You may want to lead or be in a position of dominance. You are confident, independent and responsible. But watch for tendencies to be power-seeking or dictatorial. Be alert to false pride and try to be more humble. Give proper credit to others for their contributions.

Moon in Eleventh House

Popularity with women often comes with this position. Many of your friends will be female. The feeling of belonging to a group increases your feelings of security. If you feel you do not “belong”, then negative emotions surface that all basically have to do with your own needs for security. Humanitarian projects may be important to you as you can develop your nurturing instincts with or for the group. You enjoy working for the good of the group instead of just your own good. You are responsive to the feelings of others. Concerning vocation: The network of friendships within the work situation is emphasized. Friends may help get the job, make the job rewarding and will probably endure after the job is done. A friend’s advice about work opportunity or direction is perhaps more important than that of a professional counselor.

Mercury in Twelfth House

You have a perceptive, intuitive and subtle mind with an interest in the metaphysical world. You can absorb knowledge intuitively and you understand more than you wish to divulge. You are secretive and have the ability to understand the deeper meanings of tones of voice and hand gestures. Secret enemies may try to undo you or speak evil of you. You may lack confidence in yourself. You may find yourself limited or incapacitated if you allow your nerves to become too frayed. Be careful of your ears and your hearing, which may be weak.

Venus in Second House

You attract money and personal possessions, especially when needed. You spend money as fast as you earn it, sometimes faster. Your hidden talents can be beneficial to others, if you apply yourself. Don’t be afraid to work. Your money is used to buy beautiful, artistic, and/or musical things. You like a certain amount of luxury to surround you. Money may come to you through a partner or relationship.

NOTE: Since Venus is very close to the next house cusp, the next item is also relevant.

Venus in Third House

You may be artistic and creative in speech and writing and you express yourself well in either. You have a love of travel, yet your immediate surroundings are probably quite harmonious and comfortable. Relations with neighbors and siblings are probably easy-going and pleasurable. Because you dislike disharmony, you avoid confrontations with people in your immediate environment, hating to rock the boat.

Mars in Third House

You are restless, perhaps high-strung, and probably have an abundance of nervous energy. You have an intense belief in your own ideas. You are alert, determined, and enthusiastic. You possess an abundance of mental energy. Developing analytical thinking is important, as impulsive thinking will bring difficulties. There can be problems with siblings or neighbors. There will be many short journeys. Energy is expended in neighborhood activities.

Jupiter in Sixth House

Jupiter in the 6th House tends to give good health. Any health problems are usually caused by extravagance and over-indulgence, too much of a good thing. You are helpful to others and are a dependable worker with a sense of loyalty. You inspire cooperation and good will among your fellow workers. You enjoy your work and give of your time willingly. Watch that you do not overwork or overindulge in eating or drinking. There could be difficulties in the liver and blood or poor circulation due to over-indulgence.

Saturn in Eleventh House

You have many acquaintances, but only a few close friends, probably older ones. The friendships you make endure for many years. You are attracted to groups which have a serious or necessary purpose. You feel a strong sense of duty and responsibility to the groups you become involved in. The tasks that you do for any groups may receive very little personal recognition and may require hard work. In order to attain your goals and objectives, you have to be patient and willing to work hard. If your lessons are learned, the later part of life will offer greater rewards. You may experience a sense of never fitting in with the people or groups around you because of some perceived uniqueness. In any case there may be issues regarding feeling different from others.

Uranus in Eighth House

You have strong psychic feelings and a keen intuition. You perhaps have unconventional ideas about life, sex and death, which you do not necessarily reveal. The afterlife is a great mystery for you and you may seek to probe for answers. The occult sciences in general may intrigue you. You may experience difficulties through nervous tension. Sudden loss or gain could come about with other people’s resources. There can be an unexpected inheritance or financial gain through unusual sources. Be careful around electricity and machinery. An interest in healing, perhaps through the laying on of hands, attends this position. You may have entertained thoughts of suicide in earlier years. Read more about Uranus in the eighth house.

Neptune in Eleventh House

You are idealistic and interested in the common good. Strong hunches regarding your hopes and wishes are present. Because the influence of Neptune is elusive, there may be difficulty deciding upon your goals. Just dreaming about them will not bring them about. Friends may be weird, wacky, spiritual, unreliable, or deceitful, but probably artistic or of a musical bent. Be careful with some friends as they may not be what they seem. Some may want to introduce you to drugs or alcohol so be objective and clear-headed. Definite, practical and concrete goals with a firm faith in the future are called for. Then your dreams can come true. Read more about Neptune in the eleventh house.

Pluto in Ninth House

You are intuitive and may be clairvoyant. Travel in other dimensions is possible during sleep. There is an inherent interest in religion and philosophy. You want to know why and how. There can be the danger of such total belief in your own ideas that it borders on fanaticism, with total disregard for the thoughts and beliefs of others. Develop tolerance for other’s beliefs. You search for Truth as a starving man looks for food. You want to know everything. Metaphysical experiences are possible and transformation can occur through dreams, long distance travel or philosophical insights and revelations. You can suffer mental strain from studying too intensely. You must control your desire to always be right no matter what.

Chiron in Second House

Black Moon Lilith in Ninth House

North Node in Third House

Part of Fortune in Third House

You are happy to communicate with others. You enjoy being understood, so language and proper use of words are important to you. You try to understand how others think and how they see things, so you can develop a greater perspective in your thinking. Thinking clearly is what will bring you your greatest fulfillment.

Your security is based on thought instead of the material world. Therefore, you like to teach others to think clearly, so they can understand the world around them, and understand all kinds of people. Read more about Part of Fortune in 3rd House.

Vertex in Ninth House

 


 

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Aspects

Sun Sextile Moon (orb 4°18′)

Sun Sextile Mars (orb 4°27′)

Sun Sextile Saturn (orb 4°58′)

Sun Quincunx Uranus (orb 2°13′)

Sun Sextile Neptune (orb 3°33′)

Sun Trine Pluto (orb 3°25′)

Moon Trine Mars (orb 0°9′)

Moon Quincunx Jupiter (orb 3°30′)

Moon Square Uranus (orb 2°5′)

Moon Conjunction Neptune (orb 7°51′)

Moon Square Chiron (orb 3°50′)

Moon Trine North Node (orb 1°29′)

Mercury Sextile Venus (orb 0°46′)

Mercury Square Pluto (orb 7°20′)

Mercury Conjunction Ascendant (orb 2°21′)

Mercury Square Midheaven (orb 4°6′)

Venus Square Saturn (orb 6°34′)

Venus Square Neptune (orb 7°58′)

Venus Sextile Ascendant (orb 1°34′)

Venus Quincunx Midheaven (orb 3°19′)

Mars Square Jupiter (orb 3°21′)

Mars Quincunx Uranus (orb 2°14′)

Mars Opposition Pluto (orb 7°52′)

Mars Conjunction North Node (orb 1°20′)

Jupiter Sextile Uranus (orb 5°35′)

Jupiter Trine Chiron (orb 0°20′)

Jupiter Trine Midheaven (orb 7°21′)

Saturn Square Uranus (orb 7°11′)

Saturn Conjunction Neptune (orb 1°24′)

Saturn Sextile Pluto (orb 1°33′)

Uranus Square Neptune (orb 5°46′)

Neptune Sextile Pluto (orb 0°9′)

Ascendant Square Midheaven (orb 1°45′)

Compare House Systems

gab’s Planets’ and Points’ House Positions By House System
HOUSE SYSTEM SUN MOON MERCURY VENUS MARS JUPITER SATURN URANUS NEPTUNE PLUTO CHIRON BLACK MOON LILITH NORTH NODE PART OF FORTUNE VERTEX ASCENDANT MIDHEAVEN
Alcabitius 1 11 12 2 – 3 3 6 11 8 11 9 2 9 3 3 9
Campanus 1 11 12 2 – 3 3 6 11 8 11 9 2 9 3 3 9
Equal 1 11 12 2 3 6 11 8 11 9 2 9 3 3 9 10
Koch 1 11 12 3 3 6 11 8 11 9 2 9 3 3 9
Meridian 1 11 12 2 3 6 11 8 11 9 2 9 3 3 9 12
Morinus 1 11 12 2 3 6 11 8 11 9 2 9 3 2 9 12 9
Placidus 1 11 12 2 – 3 3 6 11 8 11 9 2 9 3 3 9
Porphyry 1 11 12 2 3 6 11 8 11 9 2 9 3 3 9
Regiomontanus 1 11 12 2 – 3 3 6 11 8 11 9 2 9 3 3 9
Topocentric 1 11 12 2 – 3 3 6 11 8 11 9 2 9 3 3 9
Vehlow 2 11 1 3 3 6 12 8 – 9 12 10 2 10 3 3 10 1 10
Whole Sign 1 11 1 3 3 6 11 8 11 9 2 9 – 10 3 3 9 1 10
gab’s House Cusps
HOUSE SYSTEM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Alcabitius  2°  53′ 11″  2°  29′ 48″  2°  20′ 14″  4°  38′ 11″  5°  01′ 15″  5°  00′ 17″  2°  53′ 11″  2°  29′ 48″  2°  20′ 14″  4°  38′ 11″  5°  01′ 15″  5°  00′ 17″
Campanus  2°  53′ 11″  1°  36′ 24″  2°  25′ 57″  4°  38′ 11″  5°  52′ 23″  4°  57′ 16″  2°  53′ 11″  1°  36′ 24″  2°  25′ 57″  4°  38′ 11″  5°  52′ 23″  4°  57′ 16″
Equal  2°  53′ 11″  2°  53′ 11″  2°  53′ 11″  2°  53′ 11″  2°  53′ 11″  2°  53′ 11″  2°  53′ 11″  2°  53′ 11″  2°  53′ 11″  2°  53′ 11″  2°  53′ 11″  2°  53′ 11″
Koch  2°  53′ 11″  0°  47′ 54″  0°  33′ 37″  4°  38′ 11″  4°  40′ 26″  4°  27′ 01″  2°  53′ 11″  0°  47′ 54″  0°  33′ 37″  4°  38′ 11″  4°  40′ 26″  4°  27′ 01″
Meridian  8°  14′ 53″  5°  57′ 47″  4°  09′ 59″  4°  38′ 11″  7°  04′ 27″  8°  53′ 00″  8°  14′ 53″  5°  57′ 47″  4°  09′ 59″  4°  38′ 11″  7°  04′ 27″  8°  53′ 00″
Morinus  4°  38′ 11″  7°  04′ 27″  8°  53′ 00″  8°  14′ 53″  5°  57′ 47″  4°  09′ 59″  4°  38′ 11″  7°  04′ 27″  8°  53′ 00″  8°  14′ 53″  5°  57′ 47″  4°  09′ 59″
Placidus  2°  53′ 11″  1°  59′ 40″  2°  26′ 41″  4°  38′ 11″  6°  49′ 06″  6°  24′ 07″  2°  53′ 11″  1°  59′ 40″  2°  26′ 41″  4°  38′ 11″  6°  49′ 06″  6°  24′ 07″
Porphyry  2°  53′ 11″  3°  28′ 11″  4°  03′ 11″  4°  38′ 11″  4°  03′ 11″  3°  28′ 11″  2°  53′ 11″  3°  28′ 11″  4°  03′ 11″  4°  38′ 11″  4°  03′ 11″  3°  28′ 11″
Regiomontanus  2°  53′ 11″  0°  48′ 30″  1°  33′ 42″  4°  38′ 11″  6°  41′ 50″  5°  42′ 48″  2°  53′ 11″  0°  48′ 30″  1°  33′ 42″  4°  38′ 11″  6°  41′ 50″  5°  42′ 48″
Topocentric  2°  53′ 11″  1°  59′ 57″  2°  26′ 49″  4°  38′ 11″  6°  49′ 06″  6°  24′ 10″  2°  53′ 11″  1°  59′ 57″  2°  26′ 49″  4°  38′ 11″  6°  49′ 06″  6°  24′ 10″
Vehlow 17°  53′ 11″ 17°  53′ 11″ 17°  53′ 11″ 17°  53′ 11″ 17°  53′ 11″ 17°  53′ 11″ 17°  53′ 11″ 17°  53′ 11″ 17°  53′ 11″ 17°  53′ 11″ 17°  53′ 11″ 17°  53′ 11″
Whole Sign  0°  00′ 00″  0°  00′ 00″  0°  00′ 00″  0°  00′ 00″  0°  00′ 00″  0°  00′ 00″  0°  00′ 00″  0°  00′ 00″  0°  00′ 00″  0°  00′ 00″  0°  00′ 00″  0°  00′ 00″

 The Ineffable Name of God YHVH

“In the Talmud, the external term representing the hidden word of power, by whose virtues a new world might be. This word is lost to the human race, although even sounds approximating it has a magic power and can give to whoever pronounces them dominion in the spirit world.

Some of the old rabbis believed that the word of power contains 12 letters, others, 42, and yet others 72, but these are the letters of the divine alphabet, which God created from certain luminous points made by the concentration of the primal universal light. Shemhamphorash is, in fact, the name of this word.

In the Kabala, the Shemhamphorash, or 72 syllable name of God, is related to three verses of the Hebrew Bible, Exodus 14, 119-21. Each of these verses, in Hebrew, contains 72 letters. If one writes the 72 letters or verse 19 in the correct order, and under them write the letters of verse 20 in a similar manner in reverse order, and then the letters in verse 21 in correct order below the first two, one creates 72 three-letter names. By adding either AL or IH to these names the names of the 72 angels of Jacob’s ladder were created.

This ancient Jewish mystical concept is somewhat paralleled by the ancient Hindu teachings of the creation of the world through the mystical trisyllable “AUM,” said to contain the origin of the alphabet and all sounds. related to such concepts are the use of certain letters and sounds known as mantras for magical purposes.” ..Encyclopedia.com

The 3 Verses in Exodus 14, Verse 19 – 21

19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them,

20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptian and the camp of Israel, and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.

 

Shemhamphorash or the 72 Names of God

The Triads YHVH

Resulta ng larawan para sa Shemhamphorash pics

 

References

Encyclopedia.com

Freemasonry. The Mysticism of the Royal Arch

RIZAL’S TRIUMPH OF SCIENCE OVER DEATH, a masonic inspiration of “Science, Virtue and Labor”

While having my lazy afternoon doing nothing, I happened to cross the extension of Festival Mall where interesting and newly constructed shops and restaurants are located. It is a long walk from the west side; nevertheless, the lagoon in the middle reflects the water-energy that engulfed my contemplation.

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Encompassing the driveway of the new Landmark Supermarket, a structure in the middle section caught my attention. It is a sculpture of a nude female figure with two hands bearing the torch, and what surprises me, she is standing atop a skull. I thought this must be a work of art of a mystic or an enlightened human being who’s familiar with the eastern philosophy.

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It took me three days surfing the internet, searching google who might be the architect or the sculptor the developer employed whose into ancient mystery studies and would like to share his knowledge to the profane.

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To my amazement, the statue is one of the two replicas of the clay sculpture of Rizals Triumph of Science over Death also known as Scientia. The original clay structure was made by Jose Rizal as a gift to his friend Dr. Ferdinand Bluemtritt in Germany sometime in 189O and now displayed at the Rizal Shrine Museum in Fort Santiago, Intramuros.

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(Old art deco Biological production Section of the Department of Health, Photo from newsinfo. inquirer}

This replica stands at the entrance of the old art deco Biological Production Service of the Department of Health building was constructed sometime in 192O and designed by a government architect according to one blogger.  The building used to be snake anti-venom and anti-rabies vaccines laboratory until the mid 9Os. It is now part of the Festival Mall extension. Another replica, made of concrete, stands in front of Fernando Calderon Hall of the University of the Philippines of Medicine along Pedro Gil St., in Ermita, Manila.

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{Fernando Calderon Hall of the University of the Philippines of Medicine along Pedro Gil St., in Ermita, Manila.}

Masonic Symbolism

The statue is composed of a naked, young woman with overflowing hair, standing atop a skull while bearing a torch. The naked woman symbolizes the innocence, while the torch of knowledge, the Prometheus fire,  she bears symbolizes the enlightenment, awakening, liberation,  science brings over the whole world. The woman is shown trampling at a skull, a symbol of ‘memento mori’ to signify the victory achieved by conquering the bane of death through education from universities, scientific centers, colleges, learned men, moral science and wisdom inside the temple of masonry.

Kaugnay na larawan

The original clay sculpture now displayed at the Rizal Shrine Museum in Fort Santiago, Intramuros.

From the Masonic Speech “ Science, Virtue, Labor” delivered by Dr. Jose Rizal in 189O at Solidaridad Lodge No. 53, Madrid, Spain

Venerable Master and dear Brethren:

When we, the profane, knock at the portals of the Temple to be initiated into the mysteries of Masonry, with palpitating heart and our whole being trembling with emotion before the presence of the Unknown, three reassuring words are dinned into our ears: Science, Virtue, and Labor.

These magical words whose flattering promise at one time made Pythagoras and Herodotus sail over tempestuous seas in imperfect ships to search for their solutions in the penumbra of priestly Thebes, this powerful Trinity which, if it descended upon the earth would convert it into a paradise and worthy abode of the gods, these three words, Science, Virtue, and Labor or the deification of intelligence, the deification of the sentiment, and the deification of activity, should be the theme of the present conference which should study it within the bosom and concept of modern Masonry.

“Science?” You may ask what science is found in the Masonic Temple. Science might have taken refuge in it during barbarous epochs in order to erect the sublime architectural monuments of the past centuries, just as the fine arts did in the quiet and peaceful cloisters of the monasteries, but today science is free, open to all, and certainly it is not to be sought in the weekly meetings of the lodges but in the universities, scientific centers, and the studies of learned men.

Agreed, dear brethren! Science is free as the light which is its inspiration! Masonry has been its wet nurse, has guarded it like a sacred flame while the storm raged, and when calmness returned, it surrendered it to the world to illumine it with its rays! What would have become of science if the Egyptian priests and ancient magicians had not surrounded it with mystery? Like a seed, its endosperm hardly broken, exposed to the fury of the elements, it would have perished in the hands of ignorance and neglect. By subjecting the neophytes of science to hard tests – because the mysteries of Isis, Eleusis, of the great Mother, etc. were Masonic matters – Masonry was assured that by the means the earth in which the seed would be planted would make it grow, that the one who would receive the light would defend it against all sudden impetuous attacks.

Later, a Religion, pretending to be the sole possessor of the Truth, desired to control and tyrannizes science, which spoke of other truths and proclaimed other doctrines. That religion was powerful and science suffered long captivity. Who liberated it? Masonry – proclaiming the freedom of human reason and working for its recognition.

Yes! Science is already free but its spirit lives in the temple as amidst the ruins of Rome breathes the spirit of her heroic men even after the promulgation of her wise laws! And in this concept, we invoke here the name of Science, and Masonry will again fight for her when she is in danger, as it struggles so that the Philippines would open to her its closed horizons.

With respect to the word Labour, do not smile when you think of what we do in our weekly meetings of three hours at most. True it is that in the secular world machines deafen with their moving arms of steel and their powerful flywheels and eccentrics stir the air about them; true it is that the immense factories, like active beehives, employ the child, the young man and woman, the wife, and the aged in the production of thousands of articles necessary to life; true it is that labour makes all the molecules and pores of the world vibrate with life, from the bowels of the earth where the miner digs coal, a thousand times more useful than the prized diamond, to the high peak of snow-clad mountains which the locomotives scales breathing fire and dragging along with human thought; true, very true that our activity is nothing beside that of the diver who descends to the abyss of the seas, of the explorer who penetrates mysterious continents, of the engineer who, not contented with the free lanes of the oceans, goes out to cut continents, open canals, plow through the air in search of new routes! All this is true, but let us not forget that if these wonders can now be seen, it is due to Masonic liberty and the good distribution of workers instituted since antiquity by the Egyptian masons.

When we see an active and robust youngster beside a decrepit and feeble mother, we recall how she has carried him in her bosom, taken care of him as a tender infant and given him the milk of her breasts.

In ancient times the Masonic workshop was a true workshop where they discussed the building plans of such temples as that of Bulak, the cathedrals of Strasburg and of Cologne, etc., still admired in the world today. Human liberty took refuge within the Masonic workshops of Saint Wehma and from there fought against the feudal lords of feudal Germany. In the Masonic workshops also laboured day and night the spirit of man to destroy the sinister Bastille, overthrow a throne, equalize men, and complete the great work of the Nazarene! What? The workman who cuts the stone from the quarry with which to build the walls of a palace, home of pride and pleasure or the walls of a prison, the cavern of despair and lamentations — will this mason of ancient times perchance work more than the modern mason whose intelligence is sharpened and fortified in order to destroy every degrading inequality and to build for redeemed man his resplendent abode, perhaps kneaded with the blood of tyrants?

No, dear brethren: The modern mason works and should still work. Let the masons of free countries attend to the expansion of commerce and of charitable enterprises, well and good! But they should not rest so long as the world nurtures a tyrant; so long as the night gathers in its echoes the moans of the oppressed, so long as there are slaves, so long as there are oppressors! And this work is perhaps the greatest that Masonry has imposed on itself and the only one worthy of its universal name.

 

Now let is proceed to the study of Virtue, which I have purposely left last, considering it the most important theme of Masonry.

“Virtue, Virtue! You are nothing but a name!”, said Cato nineteen centuries ago, and perhaps many among you repeat now the same phrase upon hearing the strange word! Schiller exclaimed: “When shall I cease to hear about you, oh Virtue? The day when you are praised less you will abide among man.”

What virtue do we practice within this hall? Perhaps in the bottom of our hearts your consciences smile sadly as if disillusioned at the sound of this word, seeing that even within these temples we cannot restrain our passions. Perhaps, you are right, but before going further, let us see what we understand by virtue, because it embodies an idea which is on the lips of everyone and on which not all peoples are agreed.

To the Chinese virtue is respect for elders, ancestor worship, and numerous rituals and ceremonies. To the Indian it is physical immobility and inaction, considering a saint one who can remain in a fixed posture for months and months. To the Hebrews it consists of fear of Jehovah, compliance with the material precepts of Deuteronomy, and awaiting the advent of the Messiah in order to possess the whole world. To the Greeks virtue consists of stoicism, in knowing how to endure all ills with perfect equanimity and for this reason the Spartan consecrated to it all his dearest sentiments and his natural impulses, believing it to be fierce and heartless. To the Buddhists it is kindness and love for one’s fellowmen. On the other hand, to Rome virtue is integrity, manliness, and for that reason calls virtue what we would call “virility.” To her a virtuous man is manly, who knows how to sacrifice himself in times of great peril; how to die for the laws, the name, and the glory of Rome. Christianity came and upset many beliefs, and at the beginning of what did Christian virtues consist? Hereditary Christianity, the essence of the sum total of all religions, reflected in her virtues all the merits of the others and sanctified humility, stoicism, purity, adding to these, like a true Oriental, charity – a virtue that later Mohammedanism elevated to a sublime height.

Later on the doctrines were adulterated, faith weakened, the religious spirit fermented into sects. Those who preached equality and poverty desired to become masters and wealthy. Then virtue was confused with intolerance and fanaticism, and harmless at best, assumed unnatural forms. Force celibacy became a virtue, though God had commanded man to grow and multiply. It became a virtue to abhor the beautiful, to hate love, although all nature is beautiful, and the entire creation from the moon to the flower preaches love. Fasting and abstinence became a virtue although man needed to unfold and multiply his strength to use it in the service of his fellowmen. It became a virtue to torture and humiliate one’s self, when pain is the protest of nature and the snake thrives in the mud and God in Heaven; in short, ignorance itself became a virtue, though wisdom is a divine attribute, intelligence is a gift, and man can redeem himself only through his profound studies.

Barbaric centuries, dear brethren, were those when the emanations from the cloistered confused human intelligence. But it could descend even lower, and greater and deeper still was the fall of reason. These were then called virtues: To hate men who do not profess the same faith, to destroy and burn them; to recite words after words, nonsense after nonsense and perhaps blasphemies after blasphemies before the image of sanctified and deified men. They called virtue the belief in the impossible and the rejection of the conclusions of science and of experience; virtue, faith in the absurd, to give to the Pope for the support of his pomp and the money denied to the young man for his education; virtue, the madness, the senseless, the ridiculous and even vices provided they are cloaked with religion.

Human reason having descended to this abyss and frightened by its fall, looks back to the past and sighs for the virtue of heroic ages.

What are you, oh Virtue? Are you a vain name, the will power that resists all natural sentiments? Are you perchance a word invented by some malevolent egoist in order to arouse the generous sentiments of candid men dazzled by the luster of your glory and afterwards exploit them for his benefit? Have the powerful invented you to accustom the oppressed to be humble, or do the unhappy invoke you to shame their oppressors? Are you a protest or are you a cheat? Are you the patriotism which groups nations into large families or are you the individualism which cause conflict among men?

If we are to accept the principle held by the common people that it is virtue to favor others even to one’s own detriment then in Spain it would be virtuous to be idle, not to be an orator, and to be a patient and long-suffering creditor; in China, as in the rest of the world, it is to allow one’s self to be deceived by all; in France to give but never to accept pourboires, etc.

In the face of so many contradictions in human appreciation, conscience needs a norm.

By Virtue we understand the constant fulfillment of duty, just as by vice the constant infraction of virtue. In this sense the word Virtue enters fully the Masonic workshop and it can be considered the object and the sole life of Masonry. We must clarify the meaning of the word “duty” in this definition. What is man’s duty in this modern age?

The principle of “Do good” is very vague. The saying “Do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you” is defective because how many things there are that we should do to others that we do not want others to do to us! Alms for example, is one. The command “Love your fellowmen as you love yourself” is beautiful but impracticable. It is divine but it is not human. There is no man who could feel affection for just anybody at sight.

 

The duty of modern man to my way of thinking is to work for the redemption of humanity, because once man is dignified there would be less unfortunate and more happy men that is possible in this life. Humanity cannot be redeemed so long as there are oppressed peoples, so long as there are some men who live on the tears of many, so long as there are emasculated minds and blinded eyes that enable others to live like sultans who alone man enjoy beauty. Humanity cannot be redeemed while reason is not free, while faith would want to impose itself on facts, while whims are laws, and while there are nations who subjugate others. For humanity to be able to attain the lofty destiny toward which God guides it, it is necessary that within its fold there should be no dissension nor tyranny, that plagues do not decimate it and no groans and curses be heard in its march. It is necessary that its triumphant career march to the tune of the hymns of glory and liberty with a bright face and serene forehead.

Thus Masonry preaches and practices the sacred principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity among all men and they compose the Masonic virtues, the only virtues whose practice would banish among men wars and abuses and bring about that state of which all great reformers dream. In this concept, for the present, virtue has no other temple but the Masonic temple from which emerge some gleams of light that illumine the minds of many lay thinkers. In this concept virtue is no longer a barren, bare, unnatural, fierce or devout quality. Virtue becomes beautiful than the liberty, equality, and fraternity of all men.

Myriad worlds roll in peace and freedom through the vast expanse of space without end and in their divine course they intone a hymn of love to their creator; the eagles cross the space in majestic flight and they watch and respect one another; the fiercest animals in their caves or in the loneliness of the desert each go to his hunt without destroying one another, without being tyrannical; the trees raise to the sun their majestic crowns and whisper and confide to the zephyr the song of thanksgiving for the light that vivify them and dress them with color; the flowers lean out their fresh heads, filling the air with perfume and smiles; life, joy, love, liberty are all born everywhere even from death and dirt itself.

Only man remains the enemy of man, tyrannizes his fellowmen, oppresses everyone, transmits his anger and his diseases to the animals that fall under his power and rejoice in the humiliation of his brothers. A cry announces his birth, misery and battles darken the tortuous path of his life with tears, blood, and gall; vices, diseases, and passion which cause his death are usually accompanied by terror and suffering, and like the tyrants, howling and crying tears of fire, envying the fate of the peasants, man, the lord of creation, envies the fate of the insects, the fate of the butterfly which, flying from flower to flower, feeds on nectar, is born at dawn and dies with the day without luckily seeing the sad shadows of the night!

 

Skull Symbolism in Freemasonry

Masons regarded  skull the symbol of mortality often referred to as Memento Mori “remember that you have to die” as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits. It is one of the main objects in rituals and ceremonies of initiation to receive the degrees particularly in the Scottish and York Rites.

Memento mori has been an important part of ascetic disciplines as a means of perfecting the character by cultivating detachment and other virtues, and by turning the attention towards the immortality of the soul and the afterlife..From Wikipedia

It is natural to fear death, but we as Masons are taught to view that inescapable moment not as something to dread but rather as the motivating factor in accomplishing our own work and duty as men and as Masons.

 Rizal as a Brother Mason

To uphold Rizal’s contribution to Masonry, perhaps a marker is placed to this Masonic work of art so that Filipino people may know the brotherhood principle of enlightening humanity “from darkness to Light”.

 

About the Author

Bro Gabriel Comia, Jr is a Master Mason, member of Pagkakaisa Lodge No. 282, F&AM, Grand Lodge of the Philippines, York Rite Mason, SRICF Pearl of the Orient College, a student of Ancient Mystical Order of Rosy Cross {AMORC}