On 23rd September 2019, the Sun moves into the zodiacal sign of Libra, the zodiacal sign of balance, harmony and cooperation. This time of the southern hemisphere spring equinox and the northern hemisphere autumn equinox is a highly significant one in the astrological year. This is a time when the day and night are of equal length and a delicate balance of light and dark is celebrated.
The zodiacal sign of Libra is the cardinal air sign of the zodiac, indicating that initiating and dynamic forces are present. It is also one of the six ‘masculine’ signs of the zodiac, indicating that it is a zodiacal sign of active, yang energy.
The zodiacal sign of Libra is widely recognised as the sign of ‘relationship’, where opposing forces can experience balance and a harmonious, peaceful existence can be manifested. In esoteric astrology, the ‘keynote’ for Libra reads as follows:
“I choose the way which leads between the two great lines of force”
Sun in Libra: harmonising and peace loving
Our souls naturally wish to grow and experience life. The initiating pulse occurring during the Sun’s annual entrance into the zodiacal sign of Libra creates a natural drive and desire that emanates from the soul to engage with life in a harmonious, balanced, cooperative and peaceful manner.
The zodiacal lens of Libra, when expressed primarily through an untransmuted personality, expresses as disharmony in relationships.
Engaging actively, dynamically and purposefully with the spiritually harmonising and balanced energies of the zodiacal sign of Libra gives us a powerful opportunity to actively work to help expiate the karma at a personal and collective level specific to the negative side of Libra energy.
The Eighth Ray Spiritual Transformation Ritual is an Eighth Ray solar ritual that works with the powers of the Sun and the divine masculine. We use the Eighth Ray Spiritual Transformation Ritual to transmute the karma of your personal world, the world and the greater universe.
The Eighth Ray Spiritual Transformation Ritual is always conducted by working with the ‘celestial song’ or frequency of the current zodiacal month and is ideally begun on the day the zodiacal month begins.
Working with ‘celestial song’
The equinox is a uniquely powerful time to work with the Eighth Ray Spiritual Transformation Ritual. Libra’s harmonising, balancing and cooperative energies provide a unique opportunity to magically step into the coming season with the forces of peace and harmony. You will work with the alchemical frequency or ‘celestial song’ of the zodiacal month of Libra, from September 23rd – October 23rd. The ‘celestial song’ of Libra is composed of the interwoven frequencies of the planet Vulcan, the zodiacal sign of Libra, and the 7th mansion of life.
The Eighth Ray Spiritual Transformation Ritual is a spiritual practice that sends out magical power and blessings to the world on a daily basis and works to help expiate personal and collective karma. This powerful daily spiritual practice is ideally worked with as a morning ritual.
Working with the powers of the Sun
Conducting a morning ritual associated with the Sun is a very ancient practice used in various forms by holy men and women throughout the world. The Sun has a life-giving influence and is inseparably associated with the magical activities of creation. It works with the yang and creation power of the divine masculine as the animating solar principle to actively change the fabric of the universe for the greater good.
Each month, as the zodiacal sign changes, you can easily move into working with the Eighth Ray Spiritual Transformation Ritual for the next zodiacal ‘celestial song’. You can read more about the magical timing of the Eight Ray Spiritual Transformation Ritual on page 279 of my book Eighth Ray Magic: The Magic of the Goddess – The Magic of Co-Creation.
Burn planetary ritual incense
Place a pinch of the Vulcan planetary incense on the glowing charcoal and when it is smoking say:
“I bridge the worlds with this sacred suffumigation of Vulcan”
Light the central ritual candle
Light the central ritual candle. Your intent is also to project light into the world powerfully, intelligently and purposefully and to be one with the energies of co-creation to ‘purpose good’. The four statements that you make as you light the ritual candle create an arrow of light that forms a pathway for the projection of light. The projection of light expresses as a manifestation of divine will, divine mind and divine love to create a magical outcome that is a manifestation of the restorative power of the co-creative masculine.
“Light victorious, light triumphant, light eternal, light in extension!”
Anoint yourself with the planetary and zodiacal anointing oils.
Use your index finger and dip it into the anointing oil in the dish that contains Vulcan planetary anointing oil and Libra zodiacal anointing oil. Anoint the mark of the solar cross, the equiarm cross, on the centre of your forehead just above the bridge of your nose.
Say as you do so,
“The mark of solar magic”
Then place three drops of each of the anointing oils directly from the bottles in a triangle pattern on your inner left wrist. Then bring your inner wrists together with your wrists in a cross symbol in front of your body. Rub your wrists together and then inhale the fragrance deeply three times.
Ingest the elixirs as a ritual libation
Place three drops in a triangular pattern of each of the elixirs into the chalice.
Start with the Vulcan planetary elixir, then add the Libra zodiacal elixir and finally add the 7th house mansions of life elixir. There will be nine drops of alchemical elixir added to the chalice.
As you add the three drops of each elixir in a successive triangular pattern into the water in your chalice, see in your mind how you are magically creating and extending a bridge of light in order to send up the energies of pain, sorrow, suffering and negativity to the Sun to be transmuted. You are doing this through the power of magical invocation using your ritual prayer of magical intent. This work is being supported by the Sun itself and you are co-creating this work with the ‘magic of the Sun’ whose ‘mark’ you have anointed yourself with.
Sending up the negative energy to the rays of the Sun to be transmuted by working ‘Sun Magic’
As you are placing the drops of each planetary, zodiacal and mansion of life elixir into the chalice you are reciting your ‘ritual prayer of intent’. This is a formal and structured three-part invocation and is a very important part of the Eighth Ray Spiritual Transformation Ritual process. It is the applied power of magical invocation used as a dynamic magically co-creative act. The ‘ritual prayer of magical intent’ is an invocative magical statement or commentary of magical intent and purpose created based on Vulcan, Libra and 7th mansion of life.
- As you place the Vulcan planetary elixir drops in the chalice say,
“I call upon the power, intelligence and purposeful action of the planet Vulcan”
- Add the Libra zodiacal elixir drops and say,
“to express powerfully, intelligently and purposefully through the zodiacal sign of Libra”
- Then add the 7th house mansion of life elixir drops and say,
“and work powerfully, intelligently and purposefully through the 7th mansion of life.”
“To create a bridge of light.”
- Then place your hands in a triangular shape, thumb to thumb, index finger to index finger over the top of the chalice. Blow through the triangle onto the water and say,
“The breath of life quickens the waters of transformation and transmutation.”
- Then slowly drink the potentised water that has been alchemically transformed to now become the ‘living waters of expiation’. Say decisively and powerfully,
“With the assistance of my celestial allies I create a bridge of light, I send all that is ready to be transformed and transmuted in my world to the rays of the central Sun where it will be cleansed, and peace will reign. I send all that is ready to be transformed and transmuted in the world to the rays of the central Sun where it will be cleansed, and peace will reign. I send all that is ready to be transformed and transmuted in the greater universe to the rays of the central Sun where it will be cleansed, and peace will reign.”
“Behold the heavens. Behold the earth. Behold the child!”
Send the energy out on the spirit breath to magically open the Eighth Ray Magic portal on the selected frequency
To the alchemist, the breath, as well as being the essence of life itself is magically understood to be the ‘spirit breath’ and is one of the key animating and vivifying principles in alchemy.
If you have one, pick up your Eighth Ray Isis-Urania crystal wand in readiness to send the energy out and magically open the eighth ray magic portal. Hold the Isis-Urania crystal wand with both hands in front of you, eight fingers to the front of the crystal wand and your two thumbs at the back.
If you do not have the Isis-Urania crystal wand, just proceed with the breath sequence.
Take three slow deep breaths to alchemically and magically weave the energies that you have ingested in the spiritual transformation ritual libation into a unified light power and to open the Eighth Ray Magic portal. Each time you breathe out after taking in breath, blow the breath out before you like a wind by exhaling strongly thorough slightly pursed lips. If you have an Isis-Urania crystal wand then blow your intent four times into the crystal ball at the top of your Isis-Urania crystal wand and say:
“I blow it through my world (Then blow your first spirit breath)
I blow it through the world (Then blow your second spirit breath)
I blow it through the greater universe (Then blow your third spirit breath)
I blow it through the worlds” (Then blow your fourth spirit breath)
Step 6 (optional)
Lock in the magical frequency and seal the aura
Spray the Porta Alchemica® Aura Mist three times in the shape of a triangle: above the head, then above the right and then left shoulder to lock in your intent and seal the aura to hermetically contain the energies and powers you wish to express and make manifest. Say silently or preferably decisively and forcefully out loud,
Your Eighth Ray Spiritual Transformation Ritual is now complete.
This Spiritual Transformation Ritual is a very powerful solar magic ritual. It is best to be conducted daily in the morning for the duration of the zodiacal month.
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Light in Extension