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New approach to astrological diagnosis for disciples and initiates

One of the results, which should emerge under the impression of this new approach to astrological diagnosis will be the more correct casting of the horoscope of advanced human beings - disciples and initiates. It will only come about, if there is wise and right experiment and investigation.

We have posited two sets of rulers for two types of people:

1.   the orthodox and generally accepted series of planetary rulers for the undeveloped and
      average man.
2.   A new combination of rulers and constellations for those upon the spiritual Path.

There are three astrological crosses, the Mutable Cross, the Fixed Cross and the Cardinal Cross.

From point to point, stage to stage, and finally Cross to Cross, man fights for his spiritual life, in all the twelve houses and all the twelve constellations, subjected to countless combinations of forces and energies - ray, planetary, zodiacal and cosmic - until he is "made anew," becomes the "new man," is sensitive to the entire range of spiritual vibrations in our solar system and has achieved that detachment which will enable him to escape from the wheel of rebirth. He has accomplished this by mounting the three Crosses - the cross of the Personality or the changing form, the cross of the Disciple or the eternal soul, and the cross of the Spirit. This really means that he has passed through three momentous crises in his life cycle.

Manifestation of Manhood:

I The Crisis of Incarnation             The Mutable Cross
The Mounting of the Wheel           Personality and form life
The Cycle of Rebirth in Form        Experience

Manifestation of Christhood

II The Crisis of Reorientation        The Fixed Cross
The Changing to the 2nd Cross      The life of the soul
Preparation for the 2nd Birth         Consciousness

Manifestation of Divinity

III The Crisis of Initiation                The Cardinal Cross
The Transfiguration                           The Life of the Spirit

We will consider the three great cosmic Crosses:

The Cardinal Cross   The Fixed Cross   The Mutable Cross
Initiation                               Discipleship                  Evolution
The Planetary Logos        Humanity                      Kingdoms in Nature
Cosmic Initiation               Solar Initiation            Planetary Initiation
Spirit                                       Soul                                  Body
Life                                           Consciousness             Form
Monad                                    Ego                                   Personality
Three Initiations                Two Initiations            Ordinary man

The relation of these three Crosses to the twelve planets and the general sweep of the soul in incarnation.

We could consider the great experience of life as taking place upon the three wheels (the three Crosses) within the wheel of Life (the Zodiac), viewing it from three angles:

     1. The Wheel of Incarnation
     2. The cycle of ordinary evolution
     3. The period of captivity, wherein the man is bound upon the wheel

I - 4. The fourfold influence of the MUTABLE CROSS

     5. Life in the three worlds
     6. The development of personality
     1. The Wheel adjusted or reversed
     2. The cycle of discipleship
     3. The period of emergence, wherein the man alters the revolution of the wheel
II - 4. The fourfold influence of the FIXED CROSS

     5. Life in the five worlds of superhuman evolution
     6. The unfoldment of the soul through the personality
     1. The wheel controlled or dominated
     2. The cycle of initiation
     3. The period of liberation from the work of the Great Wheel

III - 4. The fourfold influence of the CARDINAL CROSS

     5. Life in the seven worlds of our seven planes
     6. Fusion of spirit, soul and personality

Science of esoteric astrology

The esoteric astrology really embodies five sciences:

1.  The Science of the Rays
2. The Science of Esoteric Interpretation (which is carried out through):
       3. The Science of Triangles
       4. The Science of the Centres
       5. The Science of Destiny

This latter science will be based upon the four previous ones and will constitute an interpretation of the future, which will be founded on a correct understanding of the rays - personal and soul - of the influence of the triangles - zodiacal, planetary, racial and human

The accuracy of astrological predictions

The accuracy of astrological prediction and interpretation will be based upon three factors:

The potency of the thought-forms, which have been built up in connection with the twelve signs.
These thought-forms were originally constructed or anchored upon the mental plane by the Hierarchy in Atlantean days and they have steadily gained in power ever since. They serve as focal points for certain
forces and enable the individual, for instance, to be in touch with great reservoirs of energy, which then definitely condition him.

The intuition of the astrologer. The casting of the horoscope serves to put the astrologer en rapport with the individual, but this is of small service to either party unless the intuition and sensitivity of the astrologer is actively present.

The capacity of the astrologer in any specific period to respond to the changes which are all the time taking place, such as the gradual shifting and changing brought about by the precession of the equinoxes, or the slow shift of the pole of the planet.

As man evolves, the mechanism of response or the vehicles of consciousness likewise steadily improve. His reactions, therefore, to the planetary influence and to the energy of the various constellations change with equal steadiness and allowance must be made for this. It is consequently essential that the modern astrologer begin to study the point in evolution of the subject, prior to casting his horoscope. He must ascertain his approximate place upon the path of evolution. To this end, the study of the rays is most necessary through an investigation as to quality and characteristics and life objectives.

Casting the horoscope of the soul and the influences of the planets

Astrologers will eventually be able to cast the horoscope of the soul, which is sensitive to different combinations of forces to those controlling the personality life. The disciple and the initiate respond distinctively to the incoming influences and their response differs from that of the undeveloped man or the self-centred person. This will have to be recognised. Those who "live below the diaphragm" (lower chakra's) and who react to the incoming energies through the medium of the lower centres will have a very different type of chart to that of the disciple and initiate. It will require a different mode of interpretation. Some points are:

1. Disciples upon the Path of Discipleship are strongly influenced by Mercury and Saturn - one bringing illumination and the other offering opportunity.

2. At the various initiations, the influence of the planets affects the candidate in a totally different manner than earlier. Cyclically the energies from the constellations pour through the planetary centres.

At the first initiation, the disciple has to contend with the crystallising and destroying forces of Vulcan and Pluto. The influence of Vulcan reaches to the very depths of his nature, whilst Pluto drags to the surface and destroys all that hinders in these lower regions.

At the second initiation, the candidate comes under the influence of three planets - Neptune, Venus and Jupiter. The three centres - solar plexus, heart and throat - are actively involved.

At the third initiation, the Moon (veiling a hidden planet) and Mars bring about a fearful conflict, but at the end the man is released from personality control.

At the fourth initiation, Mercury and Saturn again bring about great changes and unique revelation, but their effect is very different to the earlier experience.

At the fifth and final initiation, Uranus and Jupiter appear and produce a "beneficent organisation" of the totality of energies found in the initiate's equipment. When this reorganisation is complete, the initiate can then "escape from off the wheel and then can truly live."

All this time the energy of the sun (veiling a sacred planet) is steadily and persistently
reaching the man via the solar angel.