From the 22 of June to the 22 of July.
Rules: the Stomach
Plant: Eucalyptus, Cherry tree and the Violet
Flower: White Rose
Planet: the Moon
Key Word: Fecundation
CANCER: June 22nd to July 22nd
Dressmaking, tailoring, etc. The natives of Cancer are tenacious, and like the crab, they prefer to lose a leg than to lose a prey. The natives of Cancer triumph on long trips. On the first quarter moon and on full Moon they can carry out their enterprises, which culminate with good success. The character of the natives of Cancer varies according to the changes of the Moon. The natives of Cancer are romantic and sentimental but when they get angry, their anger is terrible.
-Manual Of Practical Magic, Samael Aun Weor
You have already studied and practiced the lesson of Gemini. Today we enter the constellation of Cancer. Throughout thy studies, thou has realized that we, the Gnostics, are essentially practical.…
Cancer is the house of the Moon. Its metal is silver, its stone, the pearl, and white, its color.
The Moon influences the thymus gland and regulates the growth of the human being.
The Moon influences all the milky juices of all living things.
The Moon adjusts the procreation of all that is alive.
The Moon governs the sap in vegetables and the rising and ebbing tides of the seas.
The Moon has power over salt and salt is the base of all that is alive. Existing within our organism are twelve salts of the twelve zodiacal signs.
Cancer is the sign of the sacred scarab.
Cancer is the sign of reproduction. Fetal conception is verified with the rays of the sign of Cancer and because of it, is the sign of the sacred scarab.
In Egypt, the sacred scarab symbolizes the soul.
The reincarnating souls pass through the sphere of Cancer before taking a body.
Cancer produces the sickness that carries its name.
Cancer is the Karma of Fornicators.
The Moon is the symbol of a secret planet that lies behind it.
The violet hierarchies of the heart-temple of the Moon gave man his vital body.
The Moon is inhabited on the side that is not seen.
All the moons of the solar system are governed by Jehova, but our terrestrial satellite is directly governed by the “Angel Gabriel”.
The magician should pay close attention to the lunar influences because all the sidereal energies crystallize in our terrestrial globe through the lunar forces.
All that is began during the crescent moon progresses quickly.
All that is done in the waning moon fails.
The new Moon is very weak and the full Moon is very strong and serves to carry out all works of practical magic successfully.
The last day of the Moon means: abortions and failures
Always do your business in crescent moon so that you may succeed.
Hitler launched himself on Russia in the waning moon and failed.
When a star shines within a nimbus of the moon, it is a sign that a General is surrounded by enemies.
The Moon produces the rising and ebbing of the sea.
The Moon produces high and low tides.
The Moon attracts and repels the terrestrial magnetism.
The Magician should “prepare” his body for the exercise of practical magic. The magician’s body is different from others because it is prepared.
Sit on a comfortable chair; close thy eyes; remove all thought from thy mind; focus the mind on thy Inner-Self and pray like this:
“Father: you who art my true Being, I beg you Lord to enter the heart-temple of the Moon to bring me the Angel Gabriel. Do the Salutes, my Lord...Amen”.
Then, direct thyself to the four cardinal points and perform the following invocation of the Angel Gabriel, blessing the north, south, east and west:
“Thirteen thousand rays has the Sun, thirteen thousand rays has the Moon, thirteen thousand times may the enemies I have, repent!”
The disciple will pray to the Angel Gabriel to prepare his body to become invisible, or to transform his face, stop a bullet or knife in a moment of danger, or to materialize any superior entity, lamblichus, the great theurgist, made the sidereal Gods visible in the physical world because he had his body well prepared.
The Angel Gabriel will occultly treat the spleen and certain centers of the spinal column in the disciple. When the latter can already make visible and tangible the Angel Gabriel in the physical plane, it is because his body is “prepared”. Then, in a moment of danger he will do the invocation of the Angel Gabriel and if the disciple wants to become invisible, the Angel Gabriel will erase him from the sight of the enemies, or will transform his face if the disciple so desires. The invocation will always be done blessing the four cardinal points.
These exercises, to prepare the body, are practiced our entire lifetime.
When the theurgist has his body well prepared, he can make the sidereal Gods visible in the physical plane. This requires patience and perseverance, because nothing is obtained like a gift. Everything costs struggle and sacrifice.
The forces that descend from heaven, on arriving at our “thymus gland”, meet the forces that ascend through our organism from the earth, and there, in the “thymus gland”, the two triangles of the superior and inferior forces interlace to form the seal of Solomon.
Seated, imagine this marvelous encounter of the cosmic forces forming the seal of Solomon at the thymus gland and sunk in profound inner meditation, pray to thy Inner-Self to enter the sidereal temple of the principal star of Cancer, to bring thee the principal hierarchies of that constellation, so that they may awaken thy inner powers and give that gland a treatment. Vocalize the letter “A” one hour daily.
The natives of Cancer are peaceful, but too wrathful at times. They have an aptitude for manual arts, are very sensible and their character changes with the lunar phases. Things go well for them on long journeys. They are very romantic, amorous and very tenacious.
-Zodiacal Course, Samael Aun Weor
During the period of Cancer, our Gnostic disciples should practice, before falling asleep in their bed, a Retrospective Exercise of their own life, like someone who is watching a movie from the end to the beginning, or like someone who reads a book from the end to the beginning, from the last to the first page. The objective of this Retrospective Exercise of our own life, is to auto-know, autodiscover ourselves, to recognize our good and evil actions, to study our own Lunar Ego, to make Conscious the Subconscious. It is necessary to arrive in a retrospective manner at our birth and remember it. A superior effort will permit the student to connect his Birth with the Death of his previous physical body. Drowsiness combined with Meditation, with the Retrospective.
-Hermetic Astrology Samael Aun Weor