Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
The Sun remains in Leo, the House of the Sun, until the 22nd of the month before entering the first point of Virgo, two days after the total solar eclipse at the time of the New Moon on 21 August. There is also a Luna eclipse at the time of the Full Moon, this Monday, the day of the Moon, 7 August. A time to resort to magick and a time for the use of magical power. A time for energy and action.
The Aeon of Horus is linked with Aquarius and Leo, the House of the Sun. Atu XI, Lust is assigned to the Zodiacal sign of Leo. It is the Kerub of Fire and seen by the Master Therion as the most powerful of the twelve Zodiacal cards of the Book of Thoth, representing the most critical of all operations of magick and alchemy. He also notes that this Atu represents “…the act of original marriage as it occurs in nature as opposed to the more artificial form portrayed in Atu VI, The Lovers, or Brothers”.
Atu XI is said to refer to the most ancient collection of legends or fables. On the Tree of Life, the path of Gimel, the Moon descends from the highest and cuts the path of Teth, Leo, ruled by the Sun. The divinely drunken and ecstatic woman, astride a seven-headed lion aflame with lust, together strong, courageous and dynamic, radiating energy of the primitive creative order, portray the will of the Aeon:
“Now ye shall know that the chosen priest and apostle of infinite space is the prince-priest the Beast; and in his woman called the Scarlet Woman all power is given. They shall gather my children into their fold; they shall bring the glory of the stars into the hearts of men.
“For he is ever a sun and she a moon. But to him is the winged secret flame, and to her the stooping starlight.”
This month we have the following events coming up at the Lodge. All dates in this bulletin are e.v. throughout:
- Friday 4th: Working Your Degree: Second Degree (Second Degree and above only)
- Saturday 5th: Magick in Practice & Thelemic Cross Quarter Ritual – Feast of the Lion Serpent
- Monday 7th: Minerval Sponsorship Meeting (First Degree and above only)
- Saturday 12th: Feast for the First Night of the Prophet and His Bride
- Monday 14th: Thelemic Reading & Lucid Dreaming Groups
- Friday 18th: Thelemic Workings
- Saturday 26th: Degree Explanation Meeting (Degree TBA)