Advanced Esoteric Astrology
NOTE: The esoteric and hierarchical rulerships are given separately on this website.
In the 1980s, I developed my own theories on Esoteric Astrology and its theory of Triangles of Energy. I am posting my lecture notes for anyone to use in their own research.
The following are areas that I have researched in the field of Esoteric Astrology:
1. The study of the Soul’s Purpose Triangle specifically in connection with the individual’s career orientation and Life Path— Ascendant * Esoteric Ruler of Ascendant & its House position * The Dispositor of the House cusp of the Esoteric Ruler of the Ascendant (although, some people who the dispositor of the planet’s sign, rather than the cusp but this is often the same).
NOTE: I know that, in the 1980s, there was some controversy regarding the type of Zodiac to use. Some insisted that the Sidereal Zodiac be used but Alice A. Bailey herself used the Tropical Zodiac. In the 1980s, I saw one of her hand-typed Soul’s Purpose readings. I have always found the Tropical to work in my Soul’s Purpose readings. However, in my own research, I feel that the Sidereal Zodiac is used only for the Hierarchical Rulerships, used only for very advanced Souls.
Hierarchically, Leo and the 1st House dominate in my current horoscope. I feel that, in my last lifetime, I incarnated in a position of power, feeling that it would be easy for any leader to accomplish great good if they used their power wisely. However, in 12th century Europe, spies, betrayal and deception made wise rulership impossible for me. And so, I ran away, allowing my people to feel that I died when I merely disguised myself as a monk, stayed at Glastonbury for a time and then followed the Pilgrims’ Path to southern Germany where I lived for many years in a monastery.
I am not supposed to be in positions of prominence in this lifetime and probably not the next one either. I have too many lessons to learn about responsible leadership, following intuition and not running away. So, for me, the Sidereal Zodiac does not work.
I have found that the most practical application of this triangle is in the selection of the most satisfying career. The interpretation of the Houses in spiritual activity is a continual research subject for me. For example, I have observed that the 2nd House is a Healing House but one associated with body movements— yoga, aerobics etc. I have observed that the 5th House is associated with the Chakras and a strong interest in this subject. The 5th House approach is similar to the Caroline Myss technique but I observed this long before her books were written. A local psychologist with a 5th House stellium uses Chakra Evaluation as a diagnostic technique.
2. I have always been interested in triangles of energy and how to use them in the horoscope. There are three triangles which I call Extra-Systemic Triangles— what the Soul is attempting to accomplish on its own level— and I have developed Triangles for the Lemurian, Atlantean and Aryan stocks. Since we are currently on an evolutionary path for developing the Aryan Root Race, this is the Triangle that the Soul is using at this time. For those on this advanced path, Hierarchical Rulers are used.
The Extra-Systemic Triangles for the Aryan Root Race, for which the archetype of the fully developed Aryan is Plato, might be Ascendant/Descendent axises (using the Hierarchal Rulerships)/Sirius House Position/Uranus, its sign and House Position.
I have Virgo ASC-Pisces DESC/Sirius (always around 12-13 degrees Cancer)/Uranus in Gemini in the 10th House. The Hierarchical Ruler of Virgo is Jupiter and the Hierarchical Ruler of Pisces is the same as the Esoteric Ruler, Pluto.
To analyze this Triangle, my mission is to synthesize (integration) the energies of Virgo-Pisces, bringing order out of chaos, and the Hierarchical Rulers, Esoteric Jupiter and Esoteric Pluto. Jupiter works with Unity Consciousness and Pluto, on esoteric and hierarchical levels, seeks to explode old Piscean Age dogmas— for myself and for others. In the late 1960s, when Saturn transited my 8th House and Pluto was finishing its last square to all of my Mutable planets, I embraced the belief in Reincarnation, freeing myself from the dogmas of the Catholic Church.
Sirius, the home of our Hierarchical Masters and where the Will of God is known, is placed in my 11th House. Seeking Unity Consciousness in organizations is of paramount importance in my life. In the 1990s, I established a Triangle of Light with sister organizations. It was emotionally draining when I had to daily confront the “Old Guard” who only believed in separatism, not sharing. I never gave up on this Ideal. I promoted all of the groups equally, regardless of what they did. In the end, new people came into the groups who instinctively believed in Unity Consciousness. We support each other as strongly as we promote ourselves. All benefit from this sharing and inclusiveness. Our Baltimore and Annapolis Maryland groups are truly acting as Twin Souls, as they truly are since they were once the same organization.
Uranus is in my 10th House so that my Soul does seek to work in some public arena. While I have never been “politically connected” in professional organizations, I am very connected with the people and the public. Public does not mean organizational leadership/rulership. Uranus, esoterically and hierarchically, symbolizes unity consciousness— no one can be free until all are free, since no man is truly an island unto himself. We are all part of the collective.
Uranus is in Gemini, the sign symbolizing the true principles of Democracy— that there can be no true Democracy unless all have the knowledge, the education and the information by which they can make free choices. Hierarchically, Earth is its ruler— bringing into matter these principles in a real and practical way.
1) The first part of the Triangle is to synthesize and integrate the energies of the polarizing opposites;
2) The fixed star Sirius is both a Brow Chakra and a Heart Chakra of two separate Galactic Entities, one living within the other. Working with the House Position of Sirius will stimulate the Heart Chakra of the individual but, at the Hierarchical level, it would stimulate the Will Center through manifesting the Will of God— this is the true Will, not the will of the little ego;
3) This 3rd part is the planetary energy to be adjusted or corrected within the individual. At its best, Uranus is the expression on the physical plane of Spirit in Matter. At its worst, Uranus is mental isolation which would need to be corrected in the personality by the Soul in its development.
NOTE: As all can see, one does not have to be very advanced to work with this Hierarchical Triangle of Energy.
The Extra-Systemic Triangle for those coming out of the Atlantean Root Race is ASC-DESC/Betelgeuse (27 degrees Gemini)/Neptune.
1) The first part of the Triangle is the integration of the personality in terms of the Esoteric Rulerships, making the personality whole, complete and responsive to the Soul.
2) The House position of Betelgeuse is the 2nd point of the Triangle. Betelgeuse, In ESOTERIC ASTROLOGY II, is the Heart Chakra of a Galactic Entity. Its House position shows what activities will stimulate the opening of this Center. In Houses 2-6-8, it would refer to health and healing activities as stimulating the opening of one’s Heart Chakra. The political orientation of the 10th House can be demonstrated by Franklin D. Roosevelt who had both Betelgeuse and Sirius in this House.
3) The 3rd point of this Triangle is the planetary energy to be corrected by the Soul. Neptune is used to dry up the illusions and attachments to the astral plane. Neptune helps the individual to go beyond the Solar Plexus by dissolving the attachments symbolized by its House position. In “going beyond,” the individual is able to tap into Cosmic or Universal Consciousness where all things are known and where all things are truly ONE.
First Point: Using my own chart with the Virgo/Pisces axis, the Moon is the esoteric ruler of Virgo. Being drawn into a perfectionist environment, self-acceptance is difficult for Virgo to achieve. Self-acceptance and the acceptance of the idiosyncrasies or perceived shortcomings in all people will be found through the activities of the House Position of the Moon. The theme of Virgo— I am human, therefore, nothing human is alien to me.
With Pisces, the individual must explode Piscean Age myths and cliches in oneself and then in others. Tolerance in Pisces becomes a fault, as well as devotional idealism that is separative. Putting up with something that you do not like only generates anger, resentment and the desire to control others on subtle levels because you see yourself as a victim. Face your real motivations. I have observed that many religious fanatics are very angry people. The House position of Pluto will indicate where you need to transform your Piscean Age attitudes.
Second Point: Betelgeuse is in my 10th House, the same location as the esoteric ruler of my Virgo Ascendant, the Moon. The 10th House is a House of a Public Service Career such as teaching or counseling… or even astrology. Acceptance comes through a public career and nurturing the needs of others. And, using Betelgeuse, these activities will open my Heart Chakra.
Third Point: Neptune rules drying up the attachment to the astral plane. Neptune is in my 2nd House, the most compulsive House in the horoscope. I am battling personal addictions with food and spending. Physical activities and body movements truly help with this. In Universal Consciousness, I must have faith that all of my needs will be taken care of just as God tends to the needs of the flowers, the birds and all His creations.
There was a point in my life when I worried about spending so much on others in foreign countries. Would there be enough for me? A Voice spoke to me and said that all will be taken care of— that I should live my life in this respect as if I was rich because, by the time I was secure in my own mind financially, many of these people would be gone and the opportunities lost. I never regret giving too much but I always regret giving too little.
While it seems much easier for me to work on the Aryan Triangle, it is much more difficult to address the issues from Old Atlantean sources. These issues must be addressed before we can truly work on the Hierarchical Triangle— this is where the Soul is working on its own plane.
The Extra-Systemic Triangle for those coming from old Lemurian stock (aboriginal tribes— but not the current aborigines who are more Aryan than Lemurian) is the synthesis and integration of the ASC-DESC axis in terms of the exoteric or traditional rulerships/Denebola/Saturn.
At this lower stage of development, probably not in manifestation at this time, except for rare and only recently discovered tribes…
1) Synthesis and Integration of the Exoteric ASC/DESC.
2) This second point of this Triangle has a debatable rulership which I have given to the fixed star, Denebola, which I am using (to coin a phrase frequently used by Alice Bailey) as a “veil” for the star representing the Solar Plexus of a Galactic Being. It is placed at 20 degrees Virgo and its House position indicates where we can become irrationally emotional, emotional triggers, so to speak.
3) The third point of this Triangle is Saturn, the energies that the Soul needs to correct. Saturn rules our fears and the attachment to the physical and the form in general.
Alice Bailey gave little information on the lower chakras of Great Entities. I decided to go into deep meditation and ask for the information on the low chakras of the Galactic Being. This Galactic Being is not the Heavenly Man or the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT CAN BE SAID but He is referred to by Bailey as having Sirius as the Brow Chakra and Betelgeuse as His Heart Chakra.
I cannot guarantee that the information which I received is correct but I have used these stars in research horoscopes and I do feel that they are correct. In the meditation, I saw the sign of Leo over the solar plexus, Libra over the sacral center and Scorpio over the root chakra. I did not know if this referred to the signs or the constellations.
I looked up each constellation and discovered that Nemean Lion was originally from the Moon, exoterically connected with the Solar Plexus! I then looked up the major fixed stars in this constellation and I saw that several fell into the astrological sign of Virgo, a sign with strong Ray 6/Solar Plexus connected tendencies. I picked Denebola, which is the second brightest star, Beta classification, at 20-21 degrees of Virgo, as being the Solar Plexus of this Galactic Being.
To check out this area, I looked at its position in several charts to see if this area would be highly active in the life with solar plexus activity. That means, wherever the solar plexus of the Galactic Being at 20 degrees Virgo would fall in an individual’s chart, that would be the area in the life that would keep the individual emotionally in a “tumble dryer,” an area that stokes the solar plexus, when activated.
In my own chart, it falls in my 1st House and self-image is a tender spot for me. I looked at the chart of a cool, calm and collected friend for whom 20 degrees Virgo falls in her 2nd House ruling health and money. The only time that I have observed powerful emotions in this lady was when there was no money for the rent and she was too ill to get a job. Another friend with Denebola in her 6th House feels the emotional tumult connected with her job which has seriously affected her health.
NOTE: Ebertin states that Denebola rose when the Titanic was launched with nearly 1500 people lost at sea. Hitler, when assuming power, had the same degree— mass solar plexus stimulation occurred with both events.
The third area of research relates to the diagnosis of disease with the chakras being implicated in the disease, as demonstrated by planetary pictures (another triangle configuration). Planetary pictures involving Saturn would show that the individual is working on transferring energy from the sacral chakra to throat chakra and the planetary pictures involving Jupiter would show that the individual is transferring energy from the solar plexus chakra to the heart chakra. I used this technique initially with diabetes. The lifestyle and personality traits substantiated this hypothesis. This is discussed in my website article on Transpluto.
The fourth area of interest was the use of what I call the New Age Triangle of Energy. The Triangle is Mercury/Jupiter/Uranus, using the horoscope of a lady who worked closely with Alice Bailey in the 1940s. In working with these planets, the individual was able to overcome the pull of the Moon and the solar plexus or, as Alice Bailey would say, “… going from a Ray 6 (emotionally charged) to a Ray 2 (emotionally serene) astral body!”
When responding to the Moon in the natal chart, the desire nature interferes with true group service. Lunar groups are highly separative and clannish. Mercury/Jupiter/Uranus refer to the activities of the New Group of World Servers and each planet is a ruler or exalted position of the sign Aquarius.
In my lecture at AMETHYST in 1984, I made the following statements:
After passing the initiation of Capricorn, the Aquarian World Server (or the New Age World Server) comes back to serve humanity. At this point, Uranus replaces the Moon in the natal chart and relationships formally based upon the desire nature are replaced with Transpersonal Relationships.
These relationships are task-oriented so that what is done or accomplished is more important than the relationships themselves— thus making the relationships very important in terms of the Whole. Transpersonal relating is based upon gestalts, the whole and Oneness. Look at your own chart to find where Uranus can help you to move away from the pull of the Moon, substituting Transpersonal Relating for separative/selective/exclusive relating.
Uranus rules independence and leadership qualities which bring about desired changes and produce new conditions which help the Soul of Humanity to express itself more freely. On the other hand, esoterically, Uranus manifests order and organization— establishing the proper fitness and relationship of things so that harmony is achieved.
In the New Age Triangle, Uranus shows the expression on the physical plane of spirit in matter and the interconnection between these two. Uranus will show the type of matter, group consciousness, through which spirit will manifest. Jupiter is the esoteric ruler of Aquarius and this planet stimulates spiritual consciousness through which love can be poured out into the world. Jupiter rules Group Consciousness and service to the masses.
It is interesting to note that Edgar Cayce stated that, in the pre-earthly sojourns between incarnations, the sojourn in Jupiter consciousness enabled the individual to work for and with the masses. Jupiter is a Ray II planet associated with the Heart Chakra and the Heart Chakra is stimulated through group service.
In the New Age Triangle, Jupiter shows the type of love expression that will manifest through the group. For example, the 9th House could be Enlightenment; the 2nd, 6th and 8th Houses could be Healing; the 7th House could be law or psychology.
Mercury, veiled by the Moon, is “the field of service and mode of attaining the goal… and the mode is always that of conflict and struggle in order to achieve harmony (Ray 4). Mercury rules the resolution of that conflict.” Its House position shows where the Soul communicates to the personality. Mercury rules the types of conflicts that the Soul desires to resolve.
In the horoscope of Alice Bailey’s friend and student, Mercury was in Aquarius in the 9th House; Jupiter was in Aquarius in the 8th House; Uranus was in Sagittarius in the 6th House. Here, we find an international arena with Mercury in the 9th House and Uranus in Sagittarius. The 6th and 8th Houses show the area for healing. The conflict was indeed international— this lady joined the Red Cross and served overseas in World War II, as urged by Alice Bailey herself.
I would like to add another thought. My friend and mentor in the 1980s, Judi Laws, briefly mentioned speaking to a friend who said that she disagreed that the Sun influenced the ray of the physical body. I am not particularly interested in the physical body rays since I feel that they can be quite easily determined by observation and questioning. However, I do feel that the Pre-Natal Epoch chart can actually determine the ray of the physical body. This chart explains my hardy Ray 3 body. I am not sure if it is the Sun sign at conception or the Ascendant at conception that determines the ray of the body since, in my case, both are Ray 3 in my pre-natal chart.