December 21, 2013
Blessings of the Solstice and the Sun in Capricorn! Please click on the link below to hear a historic audio clip of Olivia Robertson giving a meditation on the Window of Capricorn in the Zodiac Temple:
(mp3 file - 517 kb - 2:12 mins)
Audio transcript:"We move towards the North, to the window of Capricorn. It is mighty and vivid with colors that seem to be alive. Above the window is the sign of Capricorn. We see a stained-glass picture of a goat, with fish's tail, accompanied by a green man crowned with leaves, and a mermaid holding a cornucopia - every sort of good thing, fruit and wheat. We like the green man too, with his comical expression, his golden halo and his antlers and his leaves. However, suddenly the wind blows the window open and we face the actual constellation of Capricorn in its spiritual form.. . The Magi of old called Capricorn "Altera Solis Porta", the starry gateway for souls to enter heaven. Here we gaze at the stars and hope for a vision of the Earth Goddess, who is our Goddess of the Earth, Nerthus. For we know that She is crowned with the stars, holds the earth in her hands and has the moon on Her brow and the sun as a robe. We accept the gifts of earth - trees and flowers and animals and birds. We adore Her and She is in all beings, as is Her green Consort. We are whole. May the blessings of the Goddess Nerthus bring you wisdom and peace, now and forever."
(Photo of an older version of the Shrine of Capricorn in the Castle Temple. Womb/Grael Tapestry by Lisa Fonkert and the winged-Brigid figure was carved by David Durdin-Robertson. Photo and audio copyright reserved)