In the time when the Eyes of Mirab shown
brightly, the cycle of Cancer was known as Mirab, the Mother of the Sea. She
stood upon the back of a giant crab and wore a crown of seven stars which
represented the Seven Priestess Stars of the Pleiades. The Eyes of Mirab were
the two moons of earth (this was when the earth still had two moons), and
Mirab was encircled with the korcoba, the Sun Robe, which was a symbolic
representation of the solar infusion patterns within the heart, and is also to
be found in microcosm within the atom. The Sun Robe is woven from the
receptors of Divine Presence which are braided into the atoms of the
In the stellar window of Mirab (Cancer), the focus in the
higher spiritual worlds is on the cleansing of the astral and lesser akashic
fields. It is a time for clearing away inhibiting and distorted forms, and for
re-establishing sacred original principle.
From the (Atlantean) "Book of Twelve Faces":
"The sisters of Mirab come upon the Earth during the time of the Queen of
the Sea (Cancer), and sweep the tides with brooms of light, just as they sweep
the places where souls dream and are reborn in the thought of life."
With the sun's entry into Cancer we begin what is perhaps
the most profound journey of initiation offered in the annual sojourn through
the zodiacal cycle. Cancer is the sign of the Universal Mother principle. Leo
is the sign of the Lords of Flame, or Universal Father principle. Virgo is the
sign of the Virgin of the World, who takes the fertilized planetary Christic
embryo which has been a product of the cosmic dance between the Universal
Mother/Father (Cancer/Leo), and gestates this embryo passing it on to the
developmental influences of Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius until it is finally
given birth in Capricorn at Winter Solstice.
If we align ourselves consciously to this movement within
the Earth's annual cycle, we can then place our soul directly in line to
receive a greater measure of Grace for the birthing of the Christ child within
ourselves. Each soul who is able to accomplish this, does so not only for
themselves, but for the planetary consciousness as well.
As Corrine Heline stated in her book the "Mystery of
the Christos": "Cancer is the portal where human egos come to
rebirth. . . The transmuting of generation into regeneration is the new
birth--that new birth which Christ spoke to Nicodemus when he came to the
Master 'by night.'
"The biblical keynote of Cancer is found in those words
of Christ: 'Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God. . .
Except a man be born of water (Moon in Cancer) and of Spirit (Jupiter in
Cancer), he cannot enter the Kingdom of God (Neptune in Cancer).' This is one
of the most explicit teachings on Initiation given by Christ in His three year
ministry. All men know the natural birth under the Moon in Cancer; but few
there are who learn to walk the 'straight and narrow way' of renunciation of
the flesh and dedication to the Spirit implicit in the exaltation of Jupiter
and Neptune in Cancer. Yet this is the true and only key to that elevation of
consciousness whereby man is lifted from the natural or 'water' birth into the
divine at-one-ment of the 'fire' birth in Spirit."
Thus, Cancer is the sign which ushers us into the Cancer/Leo
dynamic of Water/Fire initiation. The raising of the natural soul's vibration
to that of the spiritual soul is greatly assisted in this sign. Cancer also
ushers us into the Cancer/Leo/Virgo initiation of Water/Fire/Earth. In this
dynamic we are first baptized in the Universal Waters of the Greater Creation
(Cancer), then infused with the Fire of Spirit--the Flame that Does NOT Burn
(Leo-Love), and then wed to the Earth to be gestated and rebirthed (Virgo), as
the product of a cosmic Immaculate Conception.
Woman Clothed with the Sun