THE FUNDAMENTAL BASE OF SEXUAL Alchemy:
1. Thou Shalt Love Thy God Above All Things.
2. Thou Shalt Not Swear His Holy Name In Vain.
3. Keep The Feasts To Sanctify Them.
4. Honor Thy Father And Thy Mother.
5. Thou Shalt Not Kill.
6. Thou Shalt Not Fornicate.
7. Thou Shalt Not Steal.
8. Thou Shalt Not Lie nor Bear False Witness.
9. Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery.
10. Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbors’ Goods.
- Chapter 26 of The Treatise of Sexual Alchemy by Samael Aun Weor
The Third Commandment:
Keep the feasts to sanctify them (Ritualistic Saturnalia of Binah, “the Holy Spirit,” in the Triangle of Priesthood or Magic)
And he said unto them, The Sabbath (Ritualistic Saturnalia of Binah, “the Holy Spirit,” in the Triangle of Priesthood or Magic) was made for (the help of the souls who walk on the Path of Self-realization so that the) man (can be assisted by divine forces), and not (the) man for (an infatuation of) the Sabbath.
Therefore the Son of man (the Human Soul united to the Atom Nous of Christ within the heart) is Lord also of the Sabbath (Ritualistic Saturnalia of Binah “the Holy Spirit” in the Triangle of Priesthood or Magic). - Mark 2: 27, 28
And he (the Solar Christ) went out from thence (the Solar Absolute, Ain Soph Aur), and came into his own country (the Atom Nous in the left ventricle of the heart); and his disciples (filled with solar christic energy) follow him.
And when the Sabbath day (Ritualistic Saturnalia of Binah “the Holy Spirit” in the Triangle of Priesthood or Magic) was come, he (the Atom Nous of the Solar Christ) began to teach (through the mouth of his disciples) in the synagogue (Second and Third Esoteric Chambers): and many hearing him were astonished (of his wisdom because they ignored that it was the Atom Nous of Christ the one who illuminated such a man, therefore they were) saying: from whence hath this man these things? And what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? - Mark 6: 1, 2
Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Jehovah Elohim your God commanded you. Six days you shall labour, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Jehovah Elohim your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, or your manservant, or your maidservant, or your ox, or your ass, or any of your cattle, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your manservant and your maidservant may rest as well as you. You shall remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and Jehovah Elohim your God brought you out thence with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore Jehovah Elohim your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day. - Deuteronomy 5:5-23 (MOSES)
And he took it (the body) down from the (sexual) cross, and wrapped it (the body) in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone (of Yesod), wherein never man (who do not know about the mysteries of Daath) before was laid.
And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.
And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day (no more Initiations, only the disintegration of the ego with forces of Saturn in order to qualify the Mastery) according to the commandment. - Luke 23: 53-56
We are entering into the Sephirah בינה Binah, which is the third Sephirah, related to the Third Commandment. Binah is translated as "understanding," so when you read in the Bible, "Whosoever has understanding let him understand," the meaning is "Whosoever has the Holy Spirit let him understand," because the Holy Spirit is Binah, the third aspect of the Trinity, or the Three Supernals of the Tree of Life. And of course Binah is related with the Third Commandment, which is:
"Remember the Sabbath, (or the Saturday) and make it Holy," or Keep the Feasts, the Ritualistic Saturnalia of Binah, “the Holy Spirit” in the Triangle of Priesthood or Magic, so that you can be assisted in the sanctification of your soul through them.
If a man on the Sabbath day receive circumcision (in other words, if a man cuts his animalistic sexual pleasure by practicing Scientific Chastity on Saturday, Saturn, “Binah” the Lord of Yesod), that the Law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because (through the Ritualistic Saturnalia of Binah “the Holy Spirit” in the Triangle of Priesthood or Magic) I have made a man every whit whole (by disintegrating all of his animal ego) on the Sabbath day (through psychological death)?
So, "remember the Sabbath, (or the Saturday) and make it Holy," because in six (Initiatic) days God made the (man on) earth and everything that is within (him) and on the seventh day He rested. (So, through death, let him rest in peace).
When studying the Third Commandment we have to enter into the mystery of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the third Sephirah Binah; it is related with the third triangle (Yesod, Hod & Netzach). The Holy Spirit “Binah” is in direct relation with the Lower Eden, “Yesod,” which are the sexual organs in the imaginary man placed against the hieroglyphic the Tree of Life or Ten Sephiroth.
The Lower Eden “Yesod” is placed exactly on the genitals and is the centre of gravity of the Holy Spirit on (Yesod, Hod, Netzach) the Triangle of Priesthood or Magic. This is why the Holy Spirit or Binah is always related with the stone. The stone, or rock, is precisely the cornerstone that we need to chisel in order to build the Temple of the Lord, or in order to create the Solar Bodies. That is why we say that the Holy Spirit, Binah, is the one who creates.
In Genesis, the Holy Spirit is the one who says, ‘Let there be light, and the Light was.’ The Holy Spirit is the one that enters in the form of a white dove (symbol of sexual purity) in the human being who practices scientific Chastity in order to enlighten him. Remember the fire of Pentecost, in the Day of Pentecost, which is related also with the fire of the Holy Ghost, or the white dove of the Holy Spirit.
Of course the stone is always a symbol of the rustic sexual energy - which we have in the sexual organs that we have to chisel, in order to make it cubic and perfect.
Peter is PATAR. Remember that Jesus Christ said to Peter:
Thou art Simon the son of Jonah (this is a Hebrew word which means Dove): thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone. - John 1; 42
And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter (in the Pineal Gland), and upon this rock (of Yesod, Sex) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee (in the Pineal Gland) the keys (Thelema or Willpower) of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth (Physical Body through Scientific Chastity) shall be bound in (the) heaven (of Daath): and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth (Physical Body) shall be loosed in (the) heaven (of Daath). - Matthew 16: 18, 19
Peter is the son of Jonah, and יונה Jonah in Hebrew means "dove." The dove is the symbol of Holy Spirit. So the rock, Peter, PATAR, is the son of the white dove of the Holy Spirit, son of Jonah. And Jonah the white dove is Binah, the Holy Spirit, the white dove which is precisely in the stone.
That is why Saturn is related with the seventh day, because the seven days of the week are related with the seven planets:
- Moon – Monday
- Mercury – Wednesday
- Venus – Friday
- Sun – Sunday
- Mars – Tuesday
- Jupiter – Thursday
- Saturn – Saturday
That is the position of the days according to Esoteric Astrology: Moon - Mercury - Venus - Sun - Mars – Jupiter - Saturn. These are related with the Holy Heptaparaparshinokh, the Law of Seven, or the Law that Organises. Because everything is organised by seven – seven days of creation, seven days of the week, the seven dimensions, the seven gospels, the seven chakras. Everything that is organized in any cosmos must be done through the Law of Seven.
Saturn is related with the works on the שבת “Sabbath.” Saturn “Binah” is represented, in mythology, with a stone. That is why you see Capricorn, which is the House of Saturn, is represented by a goat above a stone, a rock. The Male Goat of Mendes is usually associated with the Sabbath. Goats are usually in the rocky-mountains, climbing, jumping, and always it is a kind of semi-desolate mountain, always on rocks - because Saturn is related with the rock and the goat. When we talk of the rock, we have to remember the rocks, the stone tablets, on which the Ten Commandments were written.
And he made curtains of goats' hair for the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them. - Exodus 36: 14
In that tabernacle are always three symbols:
- The Rod of Aaron (the rod of priesthood), which is the masculine principle, the Phallus.
- The Gomer of Manna, that God places within the Yoni, the sexual feminine organ; this is the food or Prana from Heaven.
- The two tablets of the Law, the Ten Commandments written on the Two Stone Tablets that the couple (man and woman) have to fulfil, so that God through the initiation can create the Heavenly Adam.
That stone or rock is always related with Saturn, with the Holy Spirit. There is an interesting relationship with ‘Santa Claus’ - Capricorn is the House in which Christmas happens. Saturn is always represented as an old man, with a scythe and a clock. And Saturn is the Lord of Winter, because in December enters winter. That is why it is written that the Old Saturn or Santa Claus comes from the north, because he is related with the solar forces that enter through the North Pole into the planet Earth which are cold at that time. Saturn-Binah “The Holy Spirit” brings the new solar life that eventually will “spring” with the advent of the Christ within the womb of Mother Nature that in winter returns into its virginity. This is the Cosmic Christ-Mass or Christmas, the solar ritual of life in nature.
As Krishna who with Arjuna (Causal body) rides the Chariot of war pulled by four stallions (Physical, Vital, Astral, and Mental Bodies) likewise, Santa Claus, the Old Saturn-Binah rides the “Mercabah” pulled by “Chayoth ha Kadosh”, the Four Holy Creatures (The Bull, the Man, the Lion, and the Eagle, respectively).
The colours that we use to represent Binah, the Holy Spirit, are always related to red, white and black. These are the three colours that Jonah the prophet was using to perform an invocation of Binah-Saturn, on Saturday, or Jehovah Elohim as we state in Gnostic Kabbalah. The Aztecs, the Nahuas, also performed burning offerings to the Holy Spirit by burning perfumes with these kinds of colours using corals coloured red, black and white, in order to invoke the forces of the Holy Spirit related with Saturn.
If we read mythology we read that Saturn is related to the origins of the universe. In this case, Saturn, or the Holy Spirit, is the one that creates. The forces of creation are hidden within the stone. The stone in this case becomes the symbol of the immutable aspect of God, and that we have to use in order to transform ourselves.
So, everything related with Saturday or the Third Commandment is in relation to the work that we have to perform with the Holy Spirit.
Remember that always we talk about the three brains. We are divided into the intellectual brain, the emotional brain, and motor-instinctive-sexual brain. In this case the motor-instinctive-sexual brain is the brain in which the Holy Spirit works in the sexual glands. That is why Saturday is related with invocations with three types of ritual related with the Triangle of Priesthood or Magic that we must learn in order to make conciliation with God.
The Communion or Conciliation is to unite our lower personality with the supreme power of God above. And the conciliator, the one that works in that union, Yug (Tibetan) or Yoga , Religare (Latin) religion as we say, is precisely the Holy Spirit.
It is impossible to achieve the union of God without the Holy Spirit. That is why the first mystery of the Sabbath or Saturday, or the mysteries of Binah the Holy Spirit, is Sexual Magic; because the Holy Spirit has his centre of gravity in the “Cubic Stone of Yesod.” However, in order to perform any type of ritual or invocation, any type of service for God, we have to do it in three aspects, because we have three brains.
This is why the Intuitive Kabbalists or White Magicians know very well that the best day for sexual transmutation is on Saturday. When Friday night comes Saturn is already governing so it is Saturday already, so they perform the sexual transmutation because they make the Saturday Holy, and they know that in order to make the Saturday holy it is necessary to perform the sexual act.
On the other hand, we have the Intellectual Kabbalists or Black Magicians from the Witches ’ Sabbaths who are the followers of Lilith and Nahemah (who polarized themselves with the negative aspect of Saturn and the Black Moon “Lilith”). They also gather in Sabbath in order to fornicate (in order to spill their sexual libido through the abominable spasm, the filthy orgasm of fornicators). They do not make the Sabbath Holy.
The fornicators, those who reach the orgasm in the sexual act, are the enemies of Saturn-Binah, Jehovah Elohim, the Holy Spirit. They do not retain the Light of Shekinah. These are the follower of the Demon Javhe.
You shall make the Sabbath holy because it is the day of the Lord. And who is the Lord? The Lord is the one that created the universe, the creator of the universe is the Holy Spirit, Binah-Saturn.
Saturn in mythology is the one who works through the stone. Saturn is the one that works through the forces of the sexual energy, the one that brings the everlasting spring, symbolised by the pine tree that is a tree always green in winter - that is why the pine tree is the symbol of Christmas. That everlasting spring is precisely the inner spring that we have to awaken inside by utilising the forces of the Holy Ghost or the Christic Sexual Forces.
To keep the Saturday, the שבת Sabbath, holy, does not mean that only on Saturday we have to perform the sexual transmutation. Saturn-Binah, the Holy Spirit works making light within the august obscurity of the wise. And darkness was upon the face of the deep and Saturn-Binah, the Holy Spirit said let there be light and the light was.
Many learned Kabbalistic ignoramuses (who ignore the sacred mysteries of Daath) only fornicate on Saturday; they ignore about the key of sexual transmutation, sexual Alchemy. They profane the Holy Sabbath when spilling miserably their sexual libido; they do not know that they do not know.
The woman also with whom man shall lie with seed (semen) of copulation, they shall both bathe themselves in (the sexual) waters (of Yesod), and be unclean until the even (Klipoth). - Leviticus 15:16, 18
So, to keep the Sabbath holy means to work with sexual transmutation, because in six days, symbolically speaking, the earth and everything therein was created. But in this case, the earth we are talking about is not the planet earth, but the philosophical earth which is the human being.
So in six symbolic days, or in six symbolic Initiations, the human being is created. And who is the one that creates the human being, the real man or Adam of the Bible? It is the Holy Spirit; Jehovah Elohim, who does it through the six Initiations.
The real Human Being has seven bodies:
- Geburah-body of the Consciousness
- Gedulah-body of the Spirit
When the Holy Spirit reaches the seventh body, Chesed (Atman in Sanskrit) which is God within, the Innermost, he rests. He rests because the whole creation is done, inside the Philosophical Earth, which is the human being. Of course the seventh day is related with that rest that we will have if we reach the seventh day of Genesis
In order to understand the meaning of the Third Commandment and how we have to perform it psychologically and sexually in the physical plane; we have the different celebrations or festivities related with the Sabbath, which are celebrated by the Kabbalists in many places.
We know that many people who follow Judaism as well in some sects of Christianity work six days of the week, but on the Saturday they stop working. This is only the physical aspect of something that we have to comprehend; because a lot of people keep the Saturday, nonetheless they ignore the deep meaning of what we are studying here.
The Witches Sabbath is something very different – in this case the negative forces of Saturn are used; they worship their own ego, and use certain negative rituals in order to liberate the demoniacal forces.
To keep the Sabbath Holy means no Fornication. Many are scandalised when they hear about sexual transmutation. They ignore that the work with the Stone “Peter” is related with the dominion of the sexual-instinctive-motor brain.
Jesus said unto them (the ancient Kabbalists, when talking about the stone Cephas, Patar, Peter), did ye never read in the scriptures, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you (fornicators), and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on it shall not be confounded.
Unto you therefore which believe it is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, and holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. - 1 Peter 2:6-9
An atom of the Holy Ghost exists in the pineal gland that (among the Twelve Apostles) is related with Peter, because Peter is Will-Power. Peter works as will-power transforming the rustic stone into the cubic stone. Peter works with the fires of Holy Ghost, with the fires of Saturn because Peter is the son of Jonah (the white dove that symbolizes the Chastity of Saturn-Binah).
The feminine forces of the Holy Ghost, “Ida,” are in our sexual gonads, while in our pineal gland we have an atom of the Holy Ghost that is related with the masculine forces (Pingala); this is Peter as willpower who controls the sexual energy that rises in the spinal column.
However, Peter (in the Pineal Gland), in order to work with the sexual fires of Yesod, has to receive guidance from the fires of the Atom Nous in the heart. (The fires of the heart control the ascension of Shekinah, the creative light throughout the spinal medulla.) Peter (the atom in the Pineal Gland) is the First Apostle of Christ (Atom Nous) because the initiation begins in “Yesod.”
The Atom Nous receives the effluvia of the Ain Soph Aur (the Solar Logos, the Cosmic Christ) through the Rituals of Hod, though the Holy Eucharist. That is why in any church, Christian, Moslem, Jewish, the altar is always made with stone (Cephas, Peter); because it is through the Rituals of Hod that the Buddhata (our Consciousness) absorbs the solar light of the Cosmic Christ in order to sublimate the sexual energy of the Stone Yesod to the heart. This is how the Cosmic Christ as solar fire internally instructs and illuminates our soul, guiding us on the difficult path of Self-realization.
Peter has to work with Christ (the Atom Nous) through the heart. The rituals of Saturn-Binah in the Priesthood of Hod are related to the taking of the Eucharist, the Holy Unction of wine and bread, in which the Solar force of the Ain Soph Aur (through the Father of all the Lights, which is Kether and Chokmah) descend on the bread and wine in order to celebrate the Eucharist. With that kind of work the fires of the sexual energy rise to the brain and go to the heart.
This is why the rituals of the Sabbath in Hod are indispensable, because it is by means of mysticism that we attract the sexual energy into the heart; because in the heart we have the Atom Nous, Christ the Lord, a spiritual atom of the Second Logos, the Son Chokmah. It is Christ who controls the ascension of the Holy Spirit. It is through the rituals that we receive that Light in order to understand the work that we have to perform in privacy.
We have three kinds of priesthood, or three kinds of magic. Magic comes from "mag" (Sanskrit) and means "Priest."
This is precisely what the Commandment states, to remember the seventh day means to be remembering God in Saturday (to remember God in any type of Saturnian Rite). To invoke that seventh aspect of the human, the Spirit, the Innermost, that we have to remember to make it holy through the Solar Christ; to make your own seventh part the Spirit holy by remembering him in any ritual (Saturnalia).
May the Solar Christ be with ye (Solar Spirits), may He illuminate thy Spirit.
In any ritual we have to remember the Spirit, beginning with the sexual Alchemy, which is the most holy ritual when the Holy Spirit is present, and then man and woman are worshipping God and transmuting the energy in order to worship God.
It is the same in any ritual, when we do any religious ceremony. We have to be there, remembering God in our heart. Any religion is related with the heart. These are the two brains, the sex and heart, but also we have the intellectual brain, and there are works or rituals or ceremonies that we do with the mind - we pray for people when they are sick, we use the mind. To work with the Holy Spirit with the mind we have to know about the Hermetic Priesthood, because the complete priesthood is with the mind, heart and sex.
The Hermetic Priesthood is not to control the minds of others like black magicians do.
White magicians in the priesthood of Netzach use their mind or the energy of the Holy Spirit through their mind in order to consciously direct the imagination, to direct energies that will heal others, using mantras or words of power.
And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.
And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, EPHPHATHA, that is, Be opened.
And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plain.
And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;
And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he make both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.” - Mark 7:32-37
And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, TALITHA CUMI; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat. - Mark 5:38-43
There is a lot of magic in the Bible where the initiates use the mind in order to heal others.
We enter into the study Gnostic Kabbalah related with the mind Netzach in the Fourth Initiation of Fire in order to Christify the mind. Then we have to work a lot with the Holy Spirit, Binah that controls the mind, the Sephirah Netzach. We have to learn to utilise the forces of nature that are related with the mind of nature, in order to heal others.Samael Aun Weor wrote two books specifically about Hermetic Magic: Igneous Rose and Occult Medicine and Practical Magic. There are lots of clues in these books to use the mind to help others, using the powers of the Holy Spirit through the mind, the Third Priesthood, Netzach; Hermetic Magic.We have to work with three main types of priesthood – but the main one is the priesthood of sex, Chastity. You find in all orthodox religions that they put an emphasis on sexuality – of course when they lose the essence of the teaching they start preaching celibacy because they forget about Sexual Magic. Must religions are dead now as they do not know Alchemy. Yesod means "foundation," the Stone upon which the Lord builds his church. If we do not work with the foundation then the other types of magic that we perform will have no force.
In ancient times the initiates knew about the mysteries of the seventh day, and taught the mysteries of art, music, painting, theatre, through which they used to transmit the knowledge to the public through the three brains. That is why there are sacred dances (for the motor brain), sacred music (for the emotional brain), and sacred poetry (for the mind) to nourish the Consciousness. In this day and age art is degenerated. Saturday is for degeneration these days, but in ancient days it was not so, it was to learn about the mysteries of God and to transmit them.
Peter, PATAR, the faithful disciple of the Lord denied the Lord three times, and this is in relation to the three brains.
Judas is inside us, in the sex. In the heart we have John who rests his head on the heart, or chest, of Jesus. John is related with the atom Nous that helps Peter who is in the pineal gland. But the traitor is lust in the sexual organs, Judas Iscariot, the ego, the ‘myself’. That is why we have to die - Saturn is the Ray of Death. (There are seven mighty rays related with Sacred Heptaparaparshinokh).
The ray of Saturn-Binah is related with death and it is also related with the sexual organs (the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil), because creation comes from it whether it is good or evil. The Holy Spirit is the one that works in the sex. If we use sex in the wrong way we sin against the Holy Spirit.
Judas is not only related with the sex but also part is in the heart also - the negative emotions. Judas was in the Last Supper, when the Lord was distributing the bread and wine in order to unite all the disciples, the Apostles. But Jesus knows that Judas will betray him. This is the ‘heart against heart’, the good will of Christ in the heart betrayed by the evil will in the heart, the self-will, Judas.
After the Last Supper, “the Eucharist,” the venerable Master Jesus said to Judas, "Go and do what you have to do quickly" - treason in the heart. We do this in the heart. We pray, but also we have Judas there, desire. You leave the temple and do whatever you want, the things of the ego. You betray your Innermost, your individual Christ. We sell him for thirty silver coins: for the things of the world. Silver is related with the moon, related with materialism. On the Witches Sabbath they worship the moon. The moon is the satellite that controls the black aspect of Saturday in relation to ceremonies.
Black Magicians betray the Cosmic Christ in the heart by performing black masses.
Peter denies the Lord three times because Judas is there alive within the three brains, but when Judas dies Peter is liberated, is free, and can utilise the will-power from the pineal gland.
The Mysteries of Saturn are related with death, in the sexual act using the fires of the Holy Spirit, Saturn, in order to destroy the ego. This is the way we are making the Saturday Holy. We have to understand the higher aspect, concerning the Seventh day, when we enter into a period of rest. This will be explained latter in another lecture.
The Priesthood of Binah in the three brains is the way to Sanctify the Saturday, because through the Three Factors of the revolution of the Consciousness we advance on the Path of Initiation and how we receive the feast in the internal temples or festivities in our spiritual growth by keeping the Sabbath Holy, when not sinning against the force of the Holy Spirit. This is how we keep the Sabbath Holy.
There are other different aspects about the Sabbath, other celebrations or holy festivities.
Christmas is a Saturnian celebration; “Santa Claus” is a symbol of the Holy Spirit, a symbol of Saturday because Christmas is celebrated in the constellation of Capricorn which is the astrological house of Saturn. Saturn is the planet that Kabbalistically rules Binah, the Third Sephirah; the Holy Spirit.
Remember the (psychological death that you must perform in the kingdom of Saturn, the) Sabbath day (and of its Three Priesthoods), to keep it holy.
But the seventh day (is for the complete annihilation of your ego, it) is the Sabbath of Jehovah Elohim (the Holy Spirit) thy (Internal) God: in it thou shalt not do any (creative) work, thou (as Spirit, Chesed), nor thy son (Tiphereth, the Human Soul), nor thy daughter (Geburah, the divine Soul), thy manservant (Netzach, the Solar Mind), nor thy maidservant (Hod, the Superior Emotional Body), nor thy cattle (Malkuth, the Physical Body), nor thy stranger (the Personality) that is within thy (Psychological) gates:
For in six (Initiatic) days Jehovah Elohim made heaven (Superlative Consciousness of the Being) and earth (Superior Existential Bodies of the Being), the sea (or fires from the waters of Yesod), and all (the power) that in them is, and rested the seventh day (through the annihilation of your ego): wherefore Jehovah Elohim blessed the Sabbath day (Saturn Day) and (because by means of the Psychological Death, he) hallowed it.
And remember that thou (Psychologically) were a slave in (Klipoth) the (inferior) land of (Malkuth the lower) Egypt, and that Jehovah Elohim thy (Internal) God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand (through “Shaddai El Chai”) and by a stretched out arm: therefore Jehovah Elohim thy (internal) God commanded thee to keep the Sabbath (Saturn) day (by means of the annihilation of your ego and by the ceremonial priesthood of Yesod, Hod and Netzach).