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Esoteric Astrology 7




Esoteric Astrology 7


Pages 51-53


The twelve PLANETS governing the twelve houses, concern primarily the physical plane expression of the man. They affect potently the personality aspect. Their influence, plus inherited karmic conditions, produces those environing states and circumstances which give opportunity for the development and eventually for the control of the form side of life.


The twelve CONSTELLATIONS are concerned primarily with the stimulation of the SOUL within the form, producing subjective activity which, in its turn, causes changes in the outer expression, through the FUSION of the energy of the constellation with the energy of the planets. The effect produced falls into two states:

  1. The first stage wherein the sun sign dominates the man and he is gradually fitted to respond to the soul. His latent possibilities for this life are unfolded.

  2. The second stage wherein there is increasing response to the energies, concealed by the rising sign. They evoke the unexpected and produce the hastening of the evolutionary process and the unfoldment of the inner life.


Through the effect of the energy flowing from the zodiacal signs the man is prepared for the “crisis of orientation” wherein he slowly and gradually reverses his mode of progress upon the wheel of life and begins consciously to travel back to his source. He then goes from Aries to Pisces, via Taurus, Scorpio and Capricorn, instead of moving from Aries to Taurus via Sagittarius, Leo and Cancer. The triplicity of constellations mentioned in these two great routes around the zodiac have a definite effect and are called “paramount signs of influence”. During this process the mental principle, the discriminating mind, is developed and in this specific connection the emphasis is laid upon the influence of Aries, Gemini and Libra. Under that influence the man learns to overcome desire through experiment and with experience of every kind of desire and selfish impulse. Thus, gradually the human soul learns to function first as a member of the human family, and secondly as a spiritual entity, the divine soul.


You will see from the above that certain positions taken by the esoteric astrologer reverse the position of the orthodox astrology of today. The reason for this is that in the descent of ideas from the plane of ideas, they become “REVERSED” upon the astral plane and subject to the great illusion. Astrology must eventually free itself from this reversal.


Pages 53-55 (Everything becomes reversed. Mdb)


Eventually the energies of the 12 constellations and the 3 great constellations which condition the solar Logos are blended with the innate energies of the 7 rays or of the 7 planetary Logoi. This marks a point of perfection. The energies of the major constellations are relayed to Earth via the seven sacred planets and the five non-sacred planets. When there is the complete fusion of the related energies, a great world period comes to an end. During this cycle of reincarnations, the human being is conditioned almost entirely by the activity of the non-sacred planets. These are five in number:

The Sun (veiling a planet)

The Moon (veiling a planet)

The Earth itself

Mars

Pluto

Speaking symbolically, man is the five-pointed star. At the fiery points of this 5-pointed star, the forces of the man pour out and upon each fiery point, appears a center of reception. As man nears the Path of Discipleship, the influence of the sacred planets becomes increasingly effective, until after the final and fifth initiation the non-sacred planets have no effect, though the initiate wields their energies potently as they pour into and through his vehicles of reception.


The energies of the 12 constellations are blended with those of the 12 planets, but their power to evoke response and to be consciously received, recognized and employed is dependent entirely upon the type of response mechanism of the planetary Life and of the individual man. The higher response to the qualities revealed and made possible by the impact of energy from the zodiacal signs is somewhat dependent upon the waning influence of the planets to hold down the consciousness aspect of the man. Ponder upon this, for it embodies a deep esoteric truth.


Thus, two potent streams of energy: cosmic and systemic, reach man via the conditioning planetary centers of force: (the 7 planetary schemes in the solar system and their CORRESPONDING 7 centers in the planet on which we live). They pour into the symbolic 12 houses through their medium. The major task of man is the regulation of the pairs of opposites. The theme of duality runs through the whole story of man’s development. Upon all the three planes of human unfoldment the reconciliation goes forward. (The corresponding 7 centers are the 7 CHAINS each with its 7 planets. Eventually all dualities merge: the personality fuses with the soul or Ego, not only for a human being but for a planetary Logos, a solar Logos, a Galactic Logos, et al. On the evolutionary Arc the Law of Synthesis controls. All proceed through fusion with one and another. All are returning back to Its source. Then the Life goes into a period of rest, to reimbody itself at a later time. Mdb)


1. Upon the physical plane we find the merging of the dense and the etheric forces. This is consummated upon the Path of Purification.

  1. Upon the astral plane there must come the resolution of the pairs of opposites. This is consummated upon the Path of Discipleship.

  2. Upon the mental plane the Angel of the Presence (Soul. Mdb) and the Dweller on the Threshold (the sum-total of all experiences of the very evolving personality. Mdb) are

  3. brought face to face. Their synthesis is brought about upon the Path of Initiation.


What is true of man is also true of humanity as a whole, of the planetary Logos of the earth and of the solar Logos. The analogy between the fusion of the pairs of opposites upon the physical plane can be seen in the conscious fusion of the planetary forces with the energy of any specific planet. The analogy involving discrimination to regulate and offset the force of the pairs of opposites upon the astral plane, can be seen when the energies of the sun sign and of the planets are perfectly directed. The analogy can also be carried forward onto the mental plane. When the energies of the sun sign and the rising sign are coherently expressed, there comes a point of crisis wherein the soul and the personality are brought face to face. This applies both to the personality and to a planetary Life. The Angel of the Presence, distributing solar fire and holding focused electric fire, and the Dweller on the Threshold expressing fire by friction, know each other. The door then stands open through which the light of the three major constellations can, (after the third initiation), be occultly available to the initiate, be he a liberated human being or a planetary Logos.


Pages 56-57


When astrologers understand the true significance of the constellation Gemini, the twins, and the dual forces which pour through this sign (the “forces in conflict” as they are sometimes called or “the quarreling brothers”) then the true method of resolving the dualities will be known.

The seven symbols which express the 12 signs of the zodiac are dual in their nature and duality can be inferred from them:


  1. The two horns of the Ram in Aries

  2. The two horns of the Bull in Taurus

  3. The figures of the Twins in Gemini (2 line)

  4. The two claws of the Crab in Cancer

  5. The two scales of the Balance in Libra

  6. The two Parallel Lines of force in Aquarius

  7. The two Fishes in Pisces.

These seven are closely related to six of the seven sacred planets and to one non sacred planet. There are two signs which are simple figures and have no significance of duality. They are.

  1. The symbol of Leo, which is the Lion’s tail (this may relate to 3rd fire or the form.Mdb)

  2. The arrow in the symbol depicting Sagittarius.

They embody the idea of isolated separation and one-pointed desire. Two signs are definitely triple in construction and this has a clear meaning to the esotericist:

  1. Virgo is a triple sign (this may relate to the 3 fires: electric, solar & fire by friction. Mdb)

  2. Scorpio also is a triple sign, closely resembling the symbol of Virgo.

These two signs are crucial in the experience of the human being, indicating the function of the triple form and the liberation of the man imprisoned in the form, through the tests in Scorpio wherein he proves to himself the reality of that which Virgo has veiled.

  1. The symbol of Capricorn is most mysterious. It conceals the mystery of the Crocodiles or Makara. It is constructed in an inaccurate and misleading manner. It should be regarded as a mystery.


These signs and their relationship to the sacred and non-sacred planets will be considered later.

To sum up: Man will have to be studied as a THREEFOLD entity, a composite individual, expressing in the three worlds: the mental, emotional and the physical.

a) The spiritual soul, reflecting the Monad.

b) The human soul, reflecting the divine soul.

c) The form nature, which should be the revealer of the two higher.(for a human the form nature at this time is the personality. Mdb)

d)

Three Creative Hierarchies condition the man in incarnation, the 4th (or 9th) the 5th (or 10th) and the 6th (or the 11th). These CREATE MAN and constitute the field of his expression. Man is a blend of ELECTRIC FIRE, being a divine Flame. He becomes eventually responsive to the three major controlling influences. He is also SOLAR FIRE; being a solar Angel in manifestation. He then becomes increasingly responsive to the influences of the twelve constellations. He is likewise FIRE BY FRICTION and comes under the influence of the planets. (Identification with our soul produces responsiveness to the signs of the zodiac. Identification with the personality produces responsiveness to the planets. Electric Fire is the fire of the divine Monad or the planetary Logos. Solar Fire is the fire of the Spiritual Soul, the vehicle for the divine Monad. The personality is the vehicle for the soul. Eventually the goal is the fusion of the personality with the soul and then the fusion of the soul with the divine Monad and then the Monad strives to identify with Its primary, our Planetary Logos from Whom it emanated. Mdb)


From

A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Vol.3: Esoteric Astrology By Alice A Bailey


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