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Sagittarius is a daughter of Jupiter she is half and half; half-human, half-beast with a 'human' mother and a 'spirit' father. The dynamic warm energy of Jupiter allows her to grow and prosper within any area of her life, particularly in the area where she creates. Creates what? Herself, as maiden, mother, initiator, protector, and sorceress.
“Palms facing stretched out and parallel; andbetween those out held palms, my very life was being drawn in.”
This celestial Sagittarius 3 predicted the Age of Aquarius twenty years before the hippie movement, believing it would come following the end of the war. The revelation of the aeon is that the old gods are coming back, and we are finding them in our own hearts; only if we look into our own hearts we shall see how true this is.
“The great sun, moving in the heavenly houses, has left the House of the Fishes for the House of the Water-bearer. In the coming age shall humanity be holy, and in the perfection of the human shall we find the humane. Take up the manhood into Godhead, and bring down the Godhead into manhood, and this shall be the day of God with us; for God is made manifest in Nature, and Nature is the self-expression of God.”
The astonishing appeal of Dion is that she championed the magic of the old pagan Celtic Britons who adhered to the recovery of the feminine side of God, the ultimate thread upon which all human life depends on, the joint thread between mother and child.
“Let us show forth in a rite the dynamic nature of the goddess that the minds of men may be as fertile as their fields…
Through the lyrical symbolism hidden in her fiction, Dion metaphorically raises the veil of secrecy. She narrates - spiritedly enough - her views on reincarnation, rituals, trance, subconsciousness, shadow nature, and sisterhood. The characters in her novels endure much-needed healing and salvation 9.
Endearingly, Dion draws from her own experience and talks directly to the reader, setting a strong emphasis that each sex heals by taking the best characteristics of the other: the masculine is healed by becoming compassionate, and the feminine is healed by becoming proactive and brave. Through her writing, she shines prayers and healings to these embodiments 10 11 12 raising her arms like the horns of Hathor, she sings to the boundless sea. And as the voice went on, the images she created arose before her eyes.
Dion was born in 1890 with the name Violet Mary Firth to Arthur, who was a solicitor, and to Christina who was a registered Christian Science healer. She later adopted the name Dion Fortune from her family’s motto, “Deo non-Fortuna,” translating as “God not fate.” Little Dion lead a withdrawn life of reading and daydreaming and took comfort in the company of horses and ponies. Extended contact with adults rather than with children sharpened the edge of her self-confidence.
“We find that there are certain powers in our minds, not in the least rare or supernatural, for we are using them every day, which, if developed and consciously directed, will produce the most remarkable results”.
As she relied purely on her own genius - her tendency to be a free thinker 1718 would often get her in trouble with various leaders of the lodge. Dissatisfied with numerous groups and their old patriarchal mode of operating, Dion farewelled the outdated men with white beards and the old female myths of self-sacrifice and embarked upon a busy period of establishing her own Society of the Inner Light 19.
The legend has it that at Glastonbury Tor Merlin advised King Arthur to construct the Round Table, take constellations from the Heaven and bring them down to earth, arranging them in a circle of twelve of his knights, representatives of the twelve signs of the zodiac
“and the corresponding stars fell within their boundaries”.
“what is acquired in other lives is never lost; capacity remains although memory disappears; that which has been learnt is stored in the sub-conscious mind and goes to the formation of character”.
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1. W. H. Margetson's illustration for Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by James Knowles, 1914.
2. Chiromantic drawings of both hands, with ornamental ground 1292
3. Les livres de divination Nicolaïdes Jean gallica.bnf.fr
4. W. H. Margetson's illustration for Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by James Knowles, 1914.
Possessed an almost superhuman power of endurance (Jupiter in trine with Neptune). She was a born healer who had poetic abilities; highly sensitive to the world of dreams and to the psyches of others (Neptune in sextile with Chiron). She continuously observed and examined her own psyche in order to be able to see compassionately into the minds of others (Pluto in sextile with Chiron).
In one of her books, she traces her soul lineage to Atlantis where she finds herself practicing magic science (Mercury) of the hidden arts. Her novels channel the revival of potent feminine energy (Venus) subliminally revelling eternal truths she absorbed from the Great Mother, thus moving in the direction of her North Node (in Gemini/9th house) to teach those who are thirsty.
The Moon was the major theme in her work ‘The Moon Magic’. The goddess of the Moon “showed her the way”. For this reason, she wanted to show the way to others and open them to Lunar consciousness. The subconscious mind was once again to be honoured in balance with the conscious mind (Moon/12th house trine North Node/9th house).
The balance of right and left brain was central to Dion’s teaching and writing. She was identified (first house) with Uranus in Libra, expressing a careful balance of intellect and magical methods. Urge for freedom and experimentation and interest in the occult realm of thought (Moon semi-sextile with Uranus). Urge for freedom and experimentation and interest in the occult realm of thought (Moon semi-sextile with Uranus).
3rd dimension is a physically conscious realm where we feel separation from the whole moving through our limited time on earth, satisfying only our five senses;
4th dimension is an etheric realm of the subconscious mind also known as the “higher mind”, the real you the “soul” you. This is where all your Akashic records and past lives are stored;
5th dimension is the realm of the superconscious mind - a stairway to heart heaven - “where all are one and one is all,” - the kingdom of psychedelic Nirvana where Cosmic Christ Buddha resides “seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and all else shall be added unto you” Matthew 6:33.
At 36, Dion married a Welsh doctor, Penry Evans. Her 7th house of partners is in Aries, ruled by Mars in Aquarius, the sign of the scientist and humanitarian. Mr. Penry Evans did not see Dion as she saw herself, and Fortune shed no tears at their parting.
From early childhood, Dion had a sense of some work which she is to do (Jupiter in trine with Pluto), she had a sense of being in contact with something higher than herself which used her as an instrument for the services. She possessed an almost superhuman power of endurance (Jupiter in trine with Neptune) ascribe her strength to a source outside herself.
Sun and North Node squared by Saturn. This indicates that Dion had to prove herself to the generation that easily rejected the concept of spiritual magic. Saturn in Virgo - practical methods and applications of magic. She invited others to explore the practical use of magic. Her success was achieved by tapping into the repressed power of the earth’s energy and by proving her methodologies.