122: Alignment of the Nine Muses and Chakras with the Solar Calendar: the Nine Great Initiations of our Inner Christos and Inner Magdalene

This calendar divides the year into the four quarters and the eight cross-quarters, subdivided into equal sixteenths (22.5 degrees each; nine uncials of 2.5 degrees) and finally into 32 Initiatory degrees. By centering the cusp of each sixteenth on the solstices, equinoxes, and cross-quarters, we obtain nine cusps on the Waning or Descending Arc (Summer Solstice to Winter Solstice) and nine cusps on the Waxing or Ascending Arc (Winter Solstice to Summer Solstice). These nine cusps readily correspond to the nine chakras and their muses, as well as to the Nine Great Initiations of our Inner Christos (Descending Arc) and the Nine Great Initiations of our Inner Magdalene (Ascending Arc). Traditional Gnostic mythos interprets these Initiations as the descent of the Christos (Spirit or Higher Self) into the underworld to rescue his sister-wife Sophia or the Magdalene (Soul or Lower Self), who has fallen from her original state of undifferentiated perfection with the Father into “whoredom” or sterile bondage to matter. The Christos incarnates into matter through Grace via the Initiations of Descent to remind the Magdalene of her true nature — identical to the Higher Self or Spirit — which she rediscovers through her Initiations of Ascent back to the Father. Each of these Initiatory Sequences is traditionally numbered 0-8, from Threshold (0) through Transition (8).

CROWN CHAKRA & URANIA: Initiation Degrees 32 (or 0) through 1 to 2

Magical Hours: 11:15 A.M. through Noon to 12:45 P.M.

(Early Prime through Full Prime to Late Prime)

Magical Days: ca. June 10 through ca. June 22 to ca. July 3

(18.75 degrees Taurus-Equinox Cancer through 0 deg. T.-E. Leo to 11.25 deg. T.-E. Leo)

Symbols: Planet Uranus through Moon and Cancer to Scorpio

Noon at Mid-Summer Solstice, ca. June 22 (0 deg. T.-E. Leo), completes the Eighth (or Transition) Initiation of the Magdalene as she re-attains Metatron or YAHU (the Divine Father), as given at the end of this calendar. Now begins the Threshold Initiation of the Christos as he prepares to issue from Metatron or YAHU. At this time, our Christos is in the crown chakra’s realm of the Elohim, the transcendent angels of the highest Love. The Solar Symbol is the Constellation of Cancer, traditionally the gateway for the reincarnating soul. The Feast is Summer Solstice, the middle of Mid-Summer Week, celebrating the motherhood of the Amber Sage (Arianrhod) and the rebirth of the Indigo Mason (the Cailleach).

BROW CHAKRA & MELPOMENE: Initiation Degrees 2 through 3 to 4

Magical Hours: 12:45 P.M. through 1:30 P.M. to 2:15 P.M.

(Late Prime through New Tierce to Early Tierce)

Magical Days: ca. July 3 through ca. July 15 to ca. July 27

(11.25 deg. T.-E. Leo through 22.5 deg. T.-E. Leo to 3.75 deg. T.-E. Virgo)

Symbols: Scorpio through Pisces and Aries to Hypophrygian Song

1:30 P.M. on ca. July 15 (22.5 deg. T.-E. Leo) marks the First (or Birth) Initiation of the Christos. Here, our Christos is in the brow chakra’s realm of the Seraphim, those blazing angels of the Light of Love. The Solar Symbol is the Constellation of Aries. The Feast is of Late Summer, when the Red Hunter (Arawn-Ruad) gives the Lion to Archangel Michael and the Solar Pitri, and attains his Arian Stars.

THROAT CHAKRA & POLYMNIA: Initiation Degrees 4 through 5 to 6

Magical Hours: 2:15 P.M. through 3:00 P.M. to 3:45 A.M.

(Early Tierce through Full Tierce to Late Tierce)

Magical Days: ca. July 27 through ca. August 8 to ca. August 20

(3.75 deg. T.-E. Virgo through 15 deg. T.-E. Virgo to 26.25 deg. T.-E. Virgo)

Symbols: Hypophrygian Song through Hypomixolydian and Aeolian Songs to Dorian Song

3:00 P.M. on ca. August 8 (15 deg. T.-E. Virgo) marks the Second (or Baptism) Initiation of the Christos. At this time our Christos is in the throat chakra’s realm of the Cherubim, those angels of divine music and chant, the Laughter of Love. The Solar Symbol is the Aeolian Song. The Feast is Mid-Lammas, when the Blue Planter (Amaethon-Taran) celebrates his Epiphany, giving the Artemisia Absintha herb to Archangel Iofael and the Isian Elf, and receiving his Aeolian song.

HEART CHAKRA & ERATO: Initiation Degrees 6 through 7 to 8

Magical Hours: 3:45 P.M. through 4:30 P.M. to 5:15 P.M.

(Late Tierce through New Sext to Early Sext)

Magical Days: ca. August 20 through ca. August 31 to ca. September 11

(26.25 deg. T.-E. Virgo through 7.5 deg. T.-E. Libra to 18.75 deg. T.-E. Libra)

Symbols: Dorian Song through Lamp and Crown to Pestle

4:30 P.M. on ca. August 31 (7.5 deg. T.-E. Libra) marks the Third (or Transfiguration) Initiation of the Christos. At this point our Christos is in the heart chakra’s realm of the Thrones, those angels of Love of Light. The Solar Symbol is the Flaming Crown. The Feast is of Early Fall, when the Yellow Creator (Beli) gives the starry knowledge to Archangel Anael and the Venerable Sylph, and attains his Fiery Crown.

SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA & CALLIOPE: Initiation Degrees 8 through 9 to 10

Magical Hours: 5:15 P.M. through 6:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.

(Early Sext through Full Sext to Late Sext)

Magical Days: ca. September 11 through ca. September 23 to ca. October 5

(18.75 deg. T.-E Libra through 0 deg. T.-E. Scorpio to 11.25 deg. T.-E. Scorpio)

Symbols: Pestle through Sword and Falcon to Cock

6:00 P.M. at Mid-Fall Equinox, ca. September 23 (0 deg. T.-E. Scorpio), marks the Fourth (or Crucifixion) Initiation of the Christos. Now our Christos is in the solar-plexus chakra’s realm of the Principalities, those angels of the Light of Light. The Solar Symbol is the Hawk or Falcon. The Feast is Fall Equinox, the middle of Mid-Fall Week, celebrating the death of the Green Priest (Nuadha-Tyr), whose heart and hand is pierced by his son, the Red Hunter (Arawn-Ruad). The Red Hunter masters the Boar or Bear for Archangel Aurael and the Neptunian Genius, and attains his Hawk.

NAVEL CHAKRA & CLIO: Initiation Degrees 10 through 11 to 12

Magical Hours: 6:45 P.M. through 7:30 P.M. to 8:15 P.M.

(Late Sext through New Nones to Early Nones)

Magical Days: ca. October 5 through ca. October 16 to ca. October 27

(11.25 deg. T.-E. Scorpio through 22.5 deg. T.-E. Scorpio to 3.75 deg. T.-E. Sagittarius)

Symbols: Cock through Woodpecker and Crow to Blood-Bloom (Nasturtium)

7:30 P.M. on ca. October 16 (22.5 deg. T.-E. Scorpio) marks the Fifth (or Mastery) Initiation of the Christos. Here, our Christos is in the navel chakra’s realm of the Dynamis and Powers, those angels of the Laughter of Light. The Solar Symbol is the Crow or Raven. The Feast is of Late Fall, when the Indigo Mason (Cailleach) gives the Turquoise or Aquamarine Jewel to Archangel Aurael and the Neptunian Genius, and attains her Crow or Raven.

SEX CHAKRA & THALIA: Initiation Degrees 12 through 13 to 14

Magical Hours: 8:15 P.M. through 9:00 P.M. to 9:45 P.M.

(Early Nones through Full Nones to Late Nones)

Magical Days: ca. October 27 through ca. November 8 to ca. November 19

(3.75 deg. T.-E. Sagittarius through 15 deg. T.-E. Sagittarius to 26.25 deg. T.-E. Sagittarius)

Symbols: Blood-Bloom through Sunflower and Absinthe to Columbine (or Chicory)

9:00 P.M. on ca. November 8 (15 deg. T.-E Sagittarius) marks the Sixth (or Decision or Descension) Initiation of the Christos. At this time our Christos is in the sex chakra’s realm of the Virtues, those angels of the Love of Laughter. The Solar Symbol is the Absinthe. The Feast is Mid-Hallows, when the Yellow-Green Enchantress (Brigit-Freya) descends into the underworld, singing the Aeolian Song to Archangel Uriel and the Dionysian Centaur, who give the Enchantress her Artemisia Absintha.

BASE CHAKRA & EUTERPE: Initiation Degrees 14 through 15 to 16

Magical Hours: 9:45 P.M. through 10:30 P.M. to 11:15 P.M.

(Late Nones through New Tenebrae to Early Tenebrae)

Magical Days: ca. November 19 through ca. November 30 to ca. December 11

(26.25 deg. T.-E. Sagittarius through 7.5 deg. T.-E. Capricorn to 18.75 deg. T.-E. Capricorn)

Symbols: Columbine (or Chicory) through Ruby and Carnelian to Jade

10:30 P.M. on ca. November 30 (7.5 deg. T.-E. Capricorn) marks the Seventh Initiation of the Christos. Here our Christos is in the base chakra’s realm of the Archangels, those beings of the Light of Laughter. The Solar Symbol is the Carnelian. The Feast is of Early Winter, when the Rosy Abbess (Tara-Anna-Eithne) gives the Jewelled Coffer to the Archangel Rwkael and the Saturnine Gnome, who give the Abbess her Carnelian.

FEET CHAKRA & TERPSICHORE: Initiation Degrees 16 through 17 to 18

Magical Hours: 11:15 P.M. through Midnight to 12:45 A.M.

(Early Tenebrae through Full Tenebrae to Late Tenebrae)

Magical Days: ca. December 11 through Dec. 22 to ca. January 2

(18.75 deg. T.-E. Capricorn through 0 deg. T.-E. Aquarius to 11.25 deg. T.-E. Aquarius)

Symbols: Jade through Sapphire and Zinc to Antimony

Midnight on ca. December 22 (0 deg. T.-E. Aquarius) marks the Eighth (or Transition) Initiation of the Christos. At this time our Christos is in the foot chakra’s realm of the Angels of the Laughter of Laughter, and has attained his final anchoring or descent to WOHE or Sandalphon (the Divine Mother). The Solar Symbol of this ultimate descent is the Sapphire. The Feast was Mid-Winter Solstice, the start of Mid-Winter Week, when the Indigo Mason (Cailleach) was crowned and her mother the Amber Sage (Arianrhod) descended into the Underworld. Now begins the Threshold Initiation of the Magdalene as she prepares to emerge from Sandalphon or WOHE; at this time she is in the foot chakra’s realm of Hel or Niflheim, the Elemental World, where shines the radiant central Sun of the inner Earth. The Solar Symbol of her beginnings is the Zinc. The Feast is Mid-Winter Solstice, the middle of Mid-Winter week, celebrating as the Indigo Mason (Cailleach) gives rebirth to her daughter, the Amber Sage (Arianrhod).

BASE CHAKRA & EUTERPE: Initiation Degrees 18 through 19 to 20

Magical Hours: 12:45 A.M. through 1:30 A.M. to 2:15 A.M.

(Late Tenebrae through New Compline to Early Compline)

Magical Days: ca. January 2 through ca. January 13 to ca. January 25

(11.25 deg. T.-E. Aquarius through 22.5 deg. T.-E. Aquarius to 3.75 deg. T.-E. Pisces)

Symbols: Antimony through Platinum and Copper to Elder Tree

1:30 A.M. on ca. January 13 (22.5 deg. T.-E. Aquarius) marks the First (or Birth) Initiation of the Magdalene. Now our Magdalene is in the base chakra’s realm of Nidavellir, the Physical World of Inner Earth. The Solar Symbol is the Copper Ring. The Feast is of Late Winter, when the Green Priest (Nuadha-Tyr) gives the Anvil and Hammer to the Archangel Gabriel and the Jovial Dwarf, who give the Priest his Copper Ring.

SEX CHAKRA & THALIA: Initiation Degrees 20 through 21 to 22

Magical Hours: 2:15 A.M. through 3:00 A.M. to 3:45 A.M.

(Early Compline through Full Compline to Late Compline)

Magical Days: ca. January 25 through ca. February 5 to ca. February 16

(3.75 deg. T.-E. Pisces through 15 deg. T.-E. Pisces to 26.25 deg. T.-E. Pisces)

Symbols: Elder Tree through Willow and Hawthorn Trees to Apple Tree

3:00 A.M. on ca. February 5 (15 deg. T.-E. Pisces) marks the Second (or Baptism) Initiation of the Magdalene. At this time our Magdalene is in the sex chakra’s realm of Swartalfheim, the Astral World of Inner Water. The Solar Symbol is the Hawthorn Tree. The Feast is Mid-Candlemas, when the Orange Mage (Gwydion) celebrates his Epiphany, giving the Name of the Trees to the Archangelic Virtue Sheshunael and the Uranian Undine, and receiving his Hawthorn Tree.

NAVEL CHAKRA & CLIO: Initiation Degrees 22 through 23 to 24

Magical Hours: 3:45 A.M. through 4:30 A.M. to 5:15 A.M.

(Late Compline through New Matins to Early Matins)

Magical Days: ca. February 16 through ca. February 27 to ca. March 10

(26.25 deg. T.-E. Pisces through 7.5 deg. T.-E. Aries to 18.75 deg. T.-E. Aries)

Symbols: Apple Tree through Goat and Elephant to Snake

4:30 A.M on ca. February 27 (7.5 deg. T.-E. Aries) marks the Third (or Transfiguration) Initiation of the Magdalene. Here our Magdalene is in the navel chakra’s realm of Muspelheim, the Mental World of Inner Fire. The Solar Symbol is the Elephant. The Feast is of Early Spring, when the Violet Smith (Lugh-Goibniu) gives the Iron to the Archangelic Dominion Zadohiel and the Martial Salamander, and receives his Elephant.

SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA & CALLIOPE: Initiation Degrees 24 through 25 to 26

Magical Hours: 5:15 A.M. through 6:00 A.M. to 6:45 A.M.

(Early Matins through Full Matins to Late Matins)

Magical Days: ca. March 10 through ca. March 22 to ca. April 2

(18.75 deg. T.-E. Aries through 0 deg. T.-E. Taurus to 11.25 deg. T.-E. Taurus)

Symbols: Snake through Dog and Triple Ring to Violet Rod

6:00 A.M. on ca. March 22 (0 deg. T.-E. Taurus) marks the Fourth (or Renunciation or Crucifixion) Initiation of the Magdalene. At this time our Magdalene is in the solar-plexus chakra’s realm of Midgard, Middle-Earth, the Causal Realm of Inner Airy-Fire. The Solar Symbol is the Theta or Triple Ring. The Feast is Mid-Spring Equinox, the middle of Mid-Spring week, celebrating the death of the Red Hunter (Arawn-Ruad), when his son the Green Priest (Nuadha-Tyr) pierces him in the navel and spleen. The Green Priest gives the Mantle to the Archangelic Throne Rathael and the Proserpinian Manis, and receives his Triple Ring.

HEART CHAKRA & ERATO: Initiation Degrees 26 through 27 to 28

Magical Hours: 6:45 A.M. through 7:30 A.M. to 8:15 A.M.

(Late Matins through New Lauds to Early Lauds)

Magical Days: ca. April 2 through ca. April 13 to ca. April 24

(11.25 deg. T.-E. Taurus through 22.5 deg. T.-E. Taurus to 3.75 deg. T.-E. Gemini)

Symbols: Violet Rod through Hermetic Wand and Soma Flask to the Name of the Priest

7:30 A.M. on ca. April 13 (22.5 deg. T.-E. Taurus) marks the Fifth (or Revelation or Mastery) Initiation of the Magdalene. Now our Magdalene is in the heart chakra’s realm of Jotunheim, the Buddhic Realm of Inner Air. The Solar Symbol is the Soma Flask. The Feast is of Late Spring, when the Amber Sage (Arianrhod) gives the Knowledge of Proserpina to the Archangelic Throne Rathael and the Proserpinian Manis, and receives her Soma Flask.

THROAT CHAKRA & POLYMNIA: Initiation Degrees 28 through 29 to 30

Magical Hours: 8:15 A.M. through 9:00 A.M. to 9:45 A.M.

(Early Lauds through Full Lauds to Late Lauds)

Magical Days: ca. April 24 through ca. May 6 to ca. May 17

(3.75 deg. T.-E. Gemini through 15 deg. T-E. Gemini to 26.25 deg. T.-E. Gemini)

Symbols: Name of the Priest through Names of Smith and Forestress to Name of Sage

9:00 A.M. on ca. May 6 (15 deg. T.-E. Gemini) marks the Sixth (or Decision or Ascension) Initiation of the Magdalene. Here our Magdalene is in the throat chakra’s realm of Alfheim, the Atmic Realm of Iner Space. The Solar Symbol is the Name of the Forestress. The Feast is Mid-May, when the Violet-Red Forester (Sulevia-Nerthus) ascends into the overworld. She gives the Hawthorn Bough to the Archangelic Cherub Eremiel and the Mercurial Elf, and receives her Name.

BROW CHAKRA & MELPOMENE: Initiation Degrees 30 through 31 to 32

Magical Hours: 9:45 A.M. through 10:30 A.M. to 11:15 A.M.

(Late Lauds through New Prime to Early Prime)

Magical Days: ca. May 17 through ca. May 29 to ca. June 10

(26.25 deg. T.-E. Gemini through 7.5 deg. T.-E. Cancer to 18.75 deg. T.-E. Cancer)

Symbols: Name of Sage through Venus and Neptune to Uranus

10:30 A.M. on ca. May 29 (7.5 deg. T.-E. Cancer) marks the Seventh (Resurrection) Initiation of the Magdalene. Here our Magdalene is in the brow chakra’s realm of Vanaheim, the Monadic Realm of Sacred Geometries. The Solar Symbol is the Planet Neptune. The Feast is of Early Summer, when the Green-Blue Fowler (Rhiannon-Clidne-Nantosuelta) gives the Owl to the Archangelic Seraph Myrrhael and the Lunar Phaeri, and receives her Planetary body, Neptune.

CROWN CHAKRA & URANIA: Initiation Degrees 32 through 33 (or 1) to 2

Magical Hours: 11:15 A.M. through Noon to 12:45 P.M.

(Early Prime through Full Prime to Late Prime)

Magical Days: ca. June 10 through ca. June 22 to ca. July 3

(18.75 degrees Taurus-Equinox Cancer through 0 deg. T.-E. Leo to 11.25 deg. T.-E. Leo)

Symbols: Planet Uranus through Moon and Cancer to Scorpio

Noon on ca. June 22 (0 deg. T.-E. Leo) marks the completion of the Eighth (Transition ) Initiation of the Magdalene. Now our Magdalene is in the crown chakra’s realm of Asgard, the Logoic Realm of the Transcendent Good, equivalent to the Radiant Sun above the head, the Central Spiritual Sun. She has now attained YAHU or Metatron, the Divine Father. The Feast is Mid-Summer Solstice, the start of Mid-Summer Week, when the Amber Sage (Arianrhod) is crowned, and her mother the Indigo Mason (Cailleach) ascends into the overworld. Immediately following is the Threshold Initiation of the Christos, given at the beginning of the calendar.