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I am now going to outline to you the Spiritual effect of the passage of a Soul around the wheel of experience. We will attempt to consider, in the case of each constellation, the general effect upon a Soul—undergoing the experience—from the orthodox angle as he travels from Aries to Taurus, via Pisces, and then—as the disciple, coming under other influences—travels from Aries to Pisces, via Taurus. Thus the usual process is reversed and the man reorients himself and "faces the East," as it is esoterically called. He expresses then in the highest possible manner the qualities of his Soul Ray as, in the first case, he expressed the quality of the Personality Ray.

It is not possible for me to be more specific. I seek only to give certain Spiritual implications and hints and to convey a general idea of the effect of the great illusion upon resultant conditions and, secondly, the result of the great tests which every disciple eventually undergoes as he reverses the wheel of life.

1. Physical Sun



Mutable Cross

2. Heart of the Sun



Fixed Cross

3. Central Spiritual Sun



We have, in the larger issue, to consider the influence of the zodiac and the planets upon:

1.     The Spirit of the Earth, the embodiment of the Physical planet and the sum total of the form life in all

the kingdoms of nature. These are the expression of the anima mundi or of the world Soul.


  1. Humanity, the individualised and finally initiated man. This is the embodiment of the human Soul or Ego, a differentiation of the world Soul, which expresses itself as a personality (a correspondence to the Spirit of the planet) and finally as a Spiritual Soul (a correspondence to the planetary Logos).

  1. The Lord of the Planet, one of the great Lives or Sons of God, at present regarded as "an imperfect God" as far as our planet is concerned and yet, from the angle of humanity, perfect indeed.


We have been working for some time now upon the third part of our study of the Zodiac and the Rays. This entire section deals with the nature of esoteric astrology and, under our introductory remarks, we considered very briefly the significance of esotericism as a whole when applied to modern astrology; we considered the three Crosses and referred, again very briefly, to the relation of the signs to the centers; we gave most of our time, however, to an analysis of the meaning and inter-relation of the twelve signs of the zodiac to each other, to the planets, and to the Earth. We dealt scarcely at all with their effect upon the individual except in a general sense. Now we begin to take up the third and most important part of this astrological study, entitled The Science of Triangles. This study will fall into three parts as I earlier indicated:

  1. Triangles of Energy—constellations.

  1. Triangles of Force—planetary triplicities.

  1. The Triangles and the Centers—planetary and human.

At each of the great shifts in the Earth's axis, there has been upheaval, confusion and cataclysm, preceding reconstruction, stabilisation and relative quiet. Of these macrocosmic events there are similar microcosmic correspondences in the lives of both humanity and individual man.

Hence the present world crisis—though precipitated by human error and sinfulness, by past Karma and emerging idealism (responsive to the development of the intellect and the appearance of the intuition)—is basically the result of much greater and vaster combinations of force currents in macrocosmic relations.


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