From the 23rd of August to the 22nd of September
- Rules: The Intestines and Lower Abdomen
- Metal: Mercury
- Stone: The Emerald
- Perfume: White Sandalwood
- Plant: The Elm
- Flower: Morning Glory
- Planet: Mercury
- Color: Yellow
- Element: Earth
- Keyword: Reason
- Day: Wednesday
- Ruler: Raphael
We will now enter into the constellation of Virgo, in the house of Mercury and exile of Venus.
Ancient sages divided the zodiacal belt into ten signs only, since Virgo and Scorpio were “esoterically” considered one single sign.
Virgo, the sign of the celestial virgin, and Scorpio, the sign of sexual forces, together are really that marvelous Eden about which the Bible speaks to us. This is the paradise of virginal humans; this is the paradise of perfect androgyny. This is the Eden about which the Bible talks. Eden is sex itself.
Come to us, all those who thirst, and we shall give ye the eternal water of life to drink.
Come to us, all weary pilgrims of life and we shall heal your wounds.
Children of the earth! Listen to your instructors, the children of the fire!
In this delightful garden of Virgo and Scorpio, the seven serpents of fire are waiting to initiate you into their great mysteries.
Ask, and it shall be given you; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. - Matthew 7:7
Look! My child! Here is the seal of the heart. To those who visit our “White Island” we shall give you three glasses to drink, three delicious arcana.
One is as green as the emerald: it is the sexual force of the Virgin Mother, “Isis,” Nature.
The other is as blue as the sky: it is the sexual force of the kingdom of the Spirit.
The last is like the dew of the leaves in the night: it is the sexual force of the Absolute, ineffable...
Only to those who have thirst, shall we give these three arcana of Eden, so that they may awaken their seven sacred serpents. Whosoever drinks from our three glasses shall never thirst again; and out of their belly shall flow rivers of pure water.
Why do the natives of Virgo suffer? Why do they cry? Why are they not happy in love?
All manner of sin shall be forgiven, but the sins against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven.
The natives of Virgo suffer great amorous deceptions.
Mercury becomes reasoning in Virgo. Reason is of the animal soul; the animal soul is the mind. The mind is the cave of desire.
Desire cannot be killed if it is not taken out of its cave, out of its den.
Imagine a tranquil lake. If you were to throw a stone in that lake, you would see a series of waves coming from the center to the periphery; apply that same image to the mind. All of a sudden you see a pornographic image; that image passes from the senses to the lake of your mind. The mind then reacts with its waves before the external impact and its waves then knock strongly on our sexual organs, producing sexual excitement that is consumated in copulation.
Subdue the senses and dominate the mind so that your mind will not react before external impacts.
The den of the beast of desire is within the mind. The great intellectuals are terribly passionate, vicious, and fornicating beings. They have developed the mind, and the mind is the animal soul.
When we move under the direction of our material mind or animal soul in the physical world, we create problems for ourselves, we remain imprisoned, suffering the inexpressible. The one who moves only under the influence of intuition is happy and will never lack bread, shelter, and refuge, will never have problems.
Virgo rules the abdomen.
The forces that arise from the earth, upon arriving at the stomach, are charged with adrenal hormones which prepare and purify them for their ascent to the heart.
Virgo works on the islets of Langerhans, which secrete insulin, necessary for the treatment of diabetes.
In the Zodiacal Course of Master “Huiracocha,” we are taught that we must give small “jumps” to the stomach during this sign, so that the energies that arise from the earth are charged in the stomach with adrenal hormones. We must then lie down in a horizontal position.
The fundamental zodiacal exercises that we give here come from the ancient temples of mysteries, and therefore they are not the exclusive patrimony of anyone. Nonetheless, we must be grateful to the great Guru Arnold Krumm-Heller (Huiracocha) who had collected and investigated them, to make them known to us in his marvelous Zodiacal Course.
During the zodiacal sign of Virgo, you must vocalize the vowel “U” daily for one hour in order to develop the telepathic center of the solar plexus, like this: uuuuuuuuu…
Sit down in a comfortable armchair; focus your mind on your Innermost and ask him to take himself to the heart temples of the stars of Virgo, so that he may bring the Gods of Virgo to your house, so that they may awaken your virgin powers and heal your stomach.
Be assured, beloved reader, that the sidereal Gods will attend your call.
Your Innermost can enter and leave the body anytime He wants, since he is not enslaved within the body.
He will really enter the sidereal temples. Do the necessary salutes (as I taught you in the first lesson), and bring the sidereal Gods to your side, to prepare your body.
These ten Sephiroth are within us and we must learn to manipulate them. We must learn how to transfer ourselves to the different stars in order to know the horoscopes of people.
Conversing with the sidereal Gods, we will know our horoscope without the need for the much boasted about arithmetic astrology.
Arithmetic astrology was for the “Black Age.” The age of “Astrotheurgy” has now arrived!
We need to learn about manipulating the twinkling of the stars in order to heal the sick. To learn how to work over the earth from the sidereal temples is necessary. To learn how to work over the earth from the twelve zodiacal signs is necessary.
The age of Aquarius has arrived and a new progeny commands; the age of the “super-man” has arrived.
The Earth is a small blue star. The inhabitants of other planets of the solar system, when born under the influence of our planet Earth, are mystics by nature and love sacrifice and altruism; they suffer much in their lives and feel much love for all that is alive. However, the black magicians of other planets (who only accept the negative vibrations from this bright blue star called Earth) are extremely perverse and criminal.
The teacher of your class,
Samael Aun Weor
This chapter is from The Zodiacal Course (1951) by Samael Aun Weor. It is included in the print and ebook editions of Practical Astrology by Glorian Publishing (a non-profit organization), which are illustrated to aid your understanding, and include features like a glossary and index. Buy the book, and you benefit yourself and others.