On the eve of June 10th and through the day of June 11th, the soul of a great and largely hidden saint is available to all of humanity beyond the boundaries of time and space. Perhaps by studying the chart of his soul path and moment of passing to the world of the unseen, we can understand more about how to instigate even more the awareness great changes we are all experiencing, in the dawning of the golden age anticipated by all religions and cultures.
This saint is Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the 7th Lubavitcher Rebbe, dubbed in Kabbalah the "King of Egypt" of Holiness, a figure whose followers considered the carrier of the generational messianic spark of the generation in the last half of the 20th century and the last in a chain of leaders before the arrival of the messianic era.
This chart is the Rebbe's birth chart, born 18 April 1902 in Nikolayev, Russia. The Rebbe's birth time is reconstructed as 7:54pm by an Israeli astrologer (a different birth time would affect only some data in the interpretation such as house placements and moon degrees).
Astrological chart for Menachem Mendel Schneerson by Ayala Chen / Astrodienst
Astrological chart for Menachem Mendel Schneerson by Ayala Chen / Astrodienst
* The Rebbe's chart features a grand cross between Pluto in the 8th house (17 Gemini), Venus in the 4th house (11 Pisces), Uranus in Sagittarius, and the Moon in Virgo (10th house). The grand cross is a marker of unique individuals and can also be viewed three-dimensionally as a pyramid that creates a pathway to higher destiny if the individual can overcome the quadrupled tensions between planetary forces that plays out within. In the case of the Rebbe, this higher destiny involved his work in the outside world (10th house), his roots and past (4th house), connection to the feminine (his association with the sefira of Malchut) and unity consciousness (Venus in Pisces), and intellectual versatility and genius in applying ancient wisdom to the highly dynamic context of the late 20th century (Uranus in Sagittarius), bridging old (Venus in 4th) and new (Uranus). For any individual the existence of a capacity for change and revolution along with a deep embedding in a chain of succession of leaders and expectations could create conflict (squares), but with G-d's help such an individual can capitalize on the highly discordant energies to translate the divergent forces within the soul to the birth of something entirely new in the world outside, such as a new movement that brought together the spirit of the age of Aquarius/Mashiach with the deepest teachings of Kabbalah of ancient days, without sacrificing neither an iota of piety and the fire of authentic observance nor a thread of human sensitivity and empathic attitude towards his fellow man and woman. Such a soul seeks not peace but continuous growth and upliftment in oneself and in the world around him or her.
* On the day of the Rebbe's passing, 12 June 1994, a day of great loss for the world, when the sheep lost their shepherd, there were two yods in the sky. A Yod is a rare astrological formation highlighting times of a severe buildup of tension that moves a process entirely to a different realm on which the tensions at hand can be resolved by the birth of something new and unheard of. The yods on this day quite interestingly were pointing at the Sun, the most important planetary force for our world and solar system. One had Uranus in Capricorn and Pluto in Scorpio as its base, indicating monumental worldly fueling pernicious messianic fervor and vice versa. Yet both these energies were quincunx with the Sun, the natural order of things, and perhaps something needed to shift to another level, another epoch, the Twin Sun, the Hidden Light, that which can be revealed only in the absence of the leader and in the shattering of the light of the leader into thousands, millions of sparks of light in the souls of all who he had touched, all of whom become lightbearers, invigorated if by nothing but deep remorse and longing to use the small flame inside themselves that had been lit to illuminate further corners of darkness, which light can so often attract and find itself painfully in. The second yod had as its base the node or karmic destiny in Scorpio or the messianic yearning, and Neptune in Capricorn, indicating that perhaps there was also a personal breaking point, echoing what the Rebbe had said a decade earlier, "I have done all I can do to bring Mashiach; now it lies in your hands". Both of the yods pointed, or drove pressure, towards the Rebbe's very own Pluto in Gemini, the other-worldly axis of his own grand cross, in the 8th house of reincarnation and transitioning. It was as if the Rebbe was being called, just as the logs of the energies he had cultivated in this world and global events were producing enough sparks to tilt the scales, it was time for the instigator to move from seen to unseen, and bring the entire process to a new level.
* At the time the Rebbe departed there was also a Grand Water Trine between Saturn in Pisces, Jupiter in Scorpio, and Mercury in Cancer, indicating that there was some resilient if not solid structure which was being left behind, built from the long-standing chain of tradition transcending time and space that would not cease, the agents of redemption that stood ready to deploy to their next task, and the ancient brilliance of the indwelling presence of G-d and spirit of prophecy that no longer lay bounded in a patriarchal and hierarchical power structure. The power of the movement now lay in the emissaries stationed around the globe and in any man or woman who chose to represent the Rebbe through his teachings and ideas and even dare to introduce new teachings in the prophetic tradition that had been through death and rebirth so many times, there was almost an indication that with such a loss as this at such a potent time as this, the words "she has fallen and will not rise again" would be read rather as they are in the Zohar: she will not fall again; now, rise up
* Seeing as the yods in the Rebbe's birth chart with passing transits point towards the 8th house of reincarnation it could be suggested that the soul of Mashiach which the Rebbe carried was returning to its celestial house of study, preparing for its next incarnation. The culmination of the story then lies in the point opposite the apex of the yod, which can be found in the degrees between Sagittarius and Capricorn, which is the site of the Dark Rift and the origin of the cosmos. When the world as we know it was formed, we are told the spirit of Mashiach already existed; the destiny of rebirth and the eternal golden age existed even before the fall; the power of return is the power on which the world is based. In this sense the departure of the Rebbe and his transition to the world of the unseen was a milestone of experience for his flock that that would culminate shortly in the realignment of the cosmos with its own birth point, now infused with self-consciousness, now ready as an awakened being colored by history and knowledge to experience the dream which had eluded it as an infant creation, as it must have been: now, with da'at (knowledge through experience), it would re-encounter the tasting of the Tree of Life, on the eve of Sabbath, in the garden of Eden, amidst peace and brotherhood between all Life, and the full activation and aliveness of all human and natural faculties without any weakness or death. Just as the Rebbe departed through the transpersonal 8th house, the universe will realign with its own zero point.
Tonight, Gimmel Tammuz, marks 19 years since the Rebbe's passing. Nineteen years is a sacred number in the history of the Rebbe's lineage, and the 19th of the month of Sagittarius (Kislev) is new year's day for the new inner revelation of scripture that is birthed each solar year. Tonight there are three grand water trines in the sky to celebrate the resilient flow of prophecy that echoes in the Rebbe's chilling absence. They are led on one side between Neptune in Pisces and Saturn in Scorpio, creating a harmony between the inner self-direction of the soul and the authorities that must sanction the arrival of the long-awaited age. On the other the deep wounds of Chiron in Pisces, the absence of the leaders and the leaderless flocks, are galvanized and alchemized into miraculous self-healers and miracle-workers, led by the nodal scorpio, the messianic tug within each soul which awakens in the hour of need when the flock must heal itself and when the darkness itself must illumine, because this is how the system was built, that no darkness could be impenetrable, since darkness itself has always contained light, since darkness is destined to give light, but only when it must, only when, we are left 19 years after with no other way, with no other consolation, other than the alchemizing of wound and loss into scars, and scars into reseviors of self-illumination and beacons of light.
This is the deeper meaning of the seating of the Rebbe in Brooklyn, at the gates of Romi, the perch of the self-healer at the precipice between exile and redemption, removing but one bandage at a time from his many wounds, so that, if the moment comes when it is time, he will not have to reapply the bandages all at once, but will have only one to reapply and will thus not tarry. If we are to understand the many wounds of the healer of the generation as the sufferings he experiences as penitence for the generation out of his great natural love for closeness between humanity and G-d, and the wounds of the generation as they reverberate through the collective soul as Chiron, which holds as well the potential for alchemizing wound into self-illumination and the drawing down of all G-dly powers into the flesh, we see that the application of the bandage is the discovery of the self-healing and Godly rivers within the soul, which, once they begin to flow, are infinite and therefore ready to heal all wounds of self and other, which are one and the same. Because all wounds result from the disconnection between the infinite and finite, and the reconnection of the link between the two found through the wounds of the healer are enough to ignite the connection for the soul of humanity as a whole. This is the importance of the soul of each generation which has within it the blueprint of all souls, and of the spark of each soul which is united in the collective soul. When the darkness of the collective souls illumines, the white fire behind the black fire of the letters of the Torah shines and the root of all people in Torah is revealed, and new waters of the miracle of the soul, of knowledge, of wisdom, of humanity and of creation flow down onto the world and onto the souls of all who desire wisdom, all who have reached the point at which such a revelation is inevitable, built into the very structure of the universe, instigated by the removal of the last beacon of light, and the dawning of the revelation of the great ones as never before.