Easter, St John’s, Michaelmas and Christmas… The way these four festivals are spread throughout the year should lead us to reflect on the importance of the events taking place in the universe at these times.
Each of these festivals has a corresponding cardinal point, season, archangel and planet. The Easter festival is in relation to the coming of spring, over which Archangel Raphael presides; this archangel represents Mercury and rules over the south.
St John’s day, with its fires, marks the beginning of summer; it is the season of Archangel Uriel, who represents the earth and rules over the north.
Michaelmas marks the beginning of autumn; it comes under the influence of Archangel Michael, who represents the sun and rules over the east.
Christmas marks the beginning of winter; it is dedicated to the forces of Archangel Gabriel, who represents the moon and rules over the west. Particular forces and entities set to work at each of these great times of the year. And we too, at least through our awareness, can participate in this work.
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov