The sign of Cancer – fourth Holy Day of the 12 Holy Days of Christmas is assigned to a Disciple, sign of the Zodiac, Spiritual attainment, Spiritual part of the physical body, and a passage from the Bible. My book “Christmas Meditations on the Twelve Holy Days December 26 – January 6” is a compilation of my 26 year dedication to these days. My book can be used all year as we travel through each sign of the Zodiac.
The sign of Cancer brings in the Summer Solstice. It is the time of year where we have the longest days and shortest nights. Its Spiritual keynote is Light. Cancer is a deeply mystical sign. It is the home of the Cosmic Mother. It rules the home and hearth. It is the Celestial home of the Cherubim, who guard the sacred places of Heaven and Earth. “As the sun reaches its highest ascension, the “Christ Spirit” ascends to the very throne of the Father.” (Corinne Heline)
The Disciple correlated with Cancer is Bartholomew, he is also known as Nathaniel. Before Jesus met him he saw him under a fig tree. Jesus called him and said, “Israelite…incapable of deceit.” Jesus also spoke to him saying, “Truly, truly, I tell you, you will see the heavens opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.” Bartholomew was present at the resurrection.
Charles Fillmore, founder of Unity Church, spoke about the Disciples and their respective Powers within the human body Temple in his book “The Twelve Powers of Man.” Fillmore assigns the power of “imagination” to Bartholomew. This power center is located in between the eyes. Jesus saw him in his “imagination” as sitting under the fig tree before he met him. Our center of imagination helps to create our lives with every thought. This center also brings us our dreams and the ability to interpret the symbols of what we are shown.
The Kabala says, “The all is mind. The universe is mental.” The outward forms we see were all first in the thoughts of each one of us. The Spiritual attainment for this time of year is “Transformation is levels of understanding – the soul reveals the truth.” The Spiritual body center for Cancer is the solar plexus. This has been called the Sun of the body, the seat of the Soul.
From my book 1997: “The soul is the record of all Earth and other planetary incarnations. It is our subconscious mind that is like the computer chip, recording all our experience. At each moment we have within all the necessary tools for enlightenment. For each task, a different quality is tested, a test of reason or the heart. Each circumstance is a revealer of truth, where we stand on the understanding of various spiritual virtues. Our hearts are examined to see how much we can love a situation or person. We are constantly tried on our knowledge of Universal Law, our willingness to cooperate with others, and our readiness to stay on ‘the path.'”
I was shown my Higher Self in a dream. It was at a time in my life that I was on a path of healing the past. She came to me and said, “Transformation is levels of understanding. I want to stay around and watch you transform.” She sang this to me while we danced, joyously around. There are so many levels of understanding. Like the proverbial onion that is peeled way to expose the heart. These layers eventually lead us to the Spirit within.
The Thought Meditation for Cancer, the fourth Holy day December 29, and the Universal focus for this time of year is, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another.” (John 1:7) Our lives can be a benediction to those we meet. As we begin to see that each person and every living thing is linked to us on a soul level. When we see the Unity in Spirit we can begin to have compassion for one another.
From my book 1997: “Are we helpless pawns in a mass hysteria of delusion, or are we in fact powerful beings of light caught in material form? Have we not chosen to be here during the most exciting and frightening time of our Gaia-Earth? Hold on to your hats, it might be a bumpy ride. Chaos! Do we have to have it all? Or is it just a shaking up, drowning out, firing up, spewing out, blowing apart, or freezing up of all that is dead, unkind, false, unrealistic, and trying.”There are two options. All of this means nothing, or, every mini second of time is God centered, God directed, and God loved.”
I choose to believe that we are always on the right track. We are always exactly where we need to be, no matter the appearance. We need everything that is happening to us in our present “level of understanding.”
Let us be able to see the fellowship that is intended to unite us as One People, with One God Goddess. Let our soul power of imagination let us see peace in our own lives and Peace On Our Beautiful Mother Earth.
copyright2009 Merry C. Battles
Merry C. Battles has worked in the healing arts since 1977. She has practiced the art of massage, Jin Shin Jyutsu (an ancient form of Japanese Acupressure), CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, and foot reflexology. Merry is the author and illustrator of “Christmas Meditations on the Twelve Holy Days December 26-January 6” Merry’s book is a compilation of her 26 year meditation journey with the twelve holy days. Her book can be used all year as we travel through each sign of the Zodiac.
Merry has been a student of the ancient mysteries for as many years. Her greatest joy in life, along with her grandchildren, is to learn about the spiritual. This is reflected in all of her work.