The Wheel of Time
According to Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus, founder of the ancient hermetic order, the ancient Hindus, Chinese and Egyptians believed that human beings blossomed into lotus flowers, unfolding every seven years in a spiral pattern. The Kalachakra, our wheel of time, describes the body’s natural clock from the time we are born to the time of our death. This system take into account the studies of embryology, physiology, anatomy and the aging patterns of human life.
Every seven years, we change cycles within the Kalachakra. These years of change are called marma points and occur at 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, 49, 56, 63, etc. During this change, when we go from the influence of one planetary rule to the next, we are most likely to incur illness as we adjust to the new planetary energies. They also represent a change from one dominant chakra rule to the next one. Marma points can be further broken down into seasons, weeks and hours of the year. They are found within our own aging cycles and are critical intersections called nadi or points of convergence on the physical body.
Find your age in the paragraphs below and see what planetary frequency you’re currently under.
Moon Aging Cycle ~ Birth to Age Seven
From birth to age seven, we are under the influence of the moon, closest to our subconscious and the spiritual source from where we came. Rudolf Steiner, mystic founder of the Waldorf Educational System, observed in humankind, the same seven stages of life as outlined in the Kalachakra. Steiner believed that information and knowledge should not be forced upon the child unless there is a natural attraction to it. Because of the innate receptivity and closeness to the spiritual world, the child has an easier access to their unique purpose for being. It is not our job to alter their nature but to encourage their own unfolding. Rather than educate we are to nurture their spiritual development. Like the reflecting moon, a child will reflect and mirror our actions.
Mercury Aging Cycle ~ Seven to Age Fourteen
In mythology, Mercury is Hermes, the winged messenger of the Gods, founder of the Hermetic Order of Alchemy. In the cycles, mercury represents the active intelligence, communication and the power to reason. This is the cycle of rapid learning and mental development in the life of the child as they grow out of the nurture focused moon years and into their own as an individual interacting with the outside world. It is during this cycle that reading and math come into play.
Venus Aging Cycle ~ Fourteen to Age Twenty-One
Venus governs the second chakra, the center of our emotions and sexuality. Welcome to puberty, when you, the young adult, awaken as sexual beings and ready to make their mark on the world. When this energy is properly engaged, the adolescent is capable of great creativity. If offered no direction, the energy may be used destructively. Venus rules fashion, makeup, and more often than not, young adults are quite conscious of their appearance.
Sun Aging Cycles ~ Twenty-One to Age Forty-Two
Here we have three seven-year cycles corresponding to the development of our ego and our individuality. The sun is the center of our solar system. There are the cycles of growth where we definitely believe we are smarter than our parents are and will not repeat their errors in life. Our ego forces are charged with the passion of our life’s mission.
Mars Aging Cycle ~ Forty-Two to Age Forty-nine
After being baked by the sun for 21 years, our basic psyche is formed. Most of us know whom we are and what we plan to do with our lives. We are ready to move in to the influence of Mars, the fiery planet of dynamic, often aggressive forward motion. This is often the “upwardly mobile” period of a person’s life, when they have settled into their life’s work without hesitation or doubt. If we have not fully refined ourselves in our sun years, then we may experience depression, anger and inflammatory issues in our bodies.
Jupiter Aging Cycle ~ Forty-Nine to Age Fifty-Five
The optimistic and philanthropic nature of Jupiter takes over at age 49 and the wisdom of our ways spills over into everything. Jupiter is the planet of expansion and indolent energy. This cycle is characterized by a slower metabolism, a warm and loving energy. We are attuned to abundance and foster the inclination to teach the”younger generation” what we have learned. Since Jupiter begins the cycle of our middle ages it corresponds to our mid-section spread in the physical body.
Saturn Aging Cycle ~ Ages Fifty-Five to Sixty-Three
At fifty-six, we feel Saturn’s influence – dry skin, stiff joints, even shrinking bones and wrinkling skin. Saturn represents our root chakra and the descent into materialism. It is the solid structure we have built for ourselves.
The Second Time Around ~ Beginning at the Beginning, Again!
After the seven year cycle of Saturn, we begin the whole process over again, going back through the chakras in the same order as before, beginning with the moon. This is our second childhood. The second trip is a higher initiation of the first that should take us to 120 years, the amount of years we are built to live.
The Second Time Around
Beginning at the Beginning, Again! After the seven year cycle of Saturn, we begin the whole process over again, going back through the chakras in the same order as before, beginning with the moon. This is our second childhood.The second trip is a higher initiation of the first that should take us to 120 years, the amount of years we are built to live.
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