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Esoteric Rising Signs

The Soul’s Purpose Triangle is determined by:

  1. The Ascendant
  2. The Esoteric Ruler of the ASC, its Sign and House Position
  3. The Esoteric Ruler of the Sign on the Cusp of the House containing the Esoteric Ruler of the ASC

*NOTE:* This article contains my lecture notes. I have not discussed the House position of all of the planets in the Houses for each sign. I have done this for Taurus and Virgo but not the others at this time. Look at the House interpretation for Taurus or Virgo to get a clue as to how the House is interpreted. Please so not ask me for an interpretation of your Triangle. Try to analyze it yourself and I can help at that point.

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Based upon the AA BAiley material – 3 pages each week sent by e-mail

ARIES— The Soul’s Purpose is to create new ideas and to channel quick solutions to immediate crises.

The type of ideas will be shown by the House position of Mercury.

2nd House— agricultural methods, sharing the world’s goods and body movements that affect healing.

6th House— new ideas regarding health and hygiene.

TAURUS— The Soul’s Purpose is to release attachment to the entanglement of materiality as indicated by the House Position of Vulcan. Use 3° from Mercury in the direction of the Sun. Astronomical Almanacs in the late 1800s included this position of Vulcan (friend of Margie has this book).

ASC— Free self from the attachment of the personality which inhibits free channeling from the Higher Self. When Taurus is enslaved to the needs of the personality, he can never be free.

2nd House— Attachment to money and possessions. Do you things own you? Vulcan can help you make a conscious decision to let go of the congestion of physical and emotional possessions.

As a healing House, bio-energetics helps people release bottled emotions.

3rd House— Releasing the attachment to one’s own way of thinking. In TA, these may be referred to as Old Tapes. In letting go of what prevents us from being free thinkers, we can readily access the Soul.

4th House— Attachment to family and tradition and the entanglement with ancestral patterns. Destiny is to make a break with theses patterns.

5th House— When our ego is too closely tied to our children, Vulcan helps us to let go and develop a life of our own…cultivating our own creativity!

6th House— Being attached to one’s own way of doing things can affect health, especially through getting caught up in systems and routines that are counter-productive. An “no one cause do this as well as me” attitude is not service at all. Letting go will lead to true service.

7th House— Let go of expecting others to be what you need or what you want them to be, letting go of co-dependent or enabling attitudes. Look to others to reflect what you need and what you want to be…then integrate this into your own personality.

8th House— There is a need to let go when you find yourself tied to the resources of others, tied to an attitude of entitlement, or obsessing over how anything will turn out… the future over which you have no control. Work with the resources of others to HELP others but do not let it usurp your own freedom of choice – being tied to a husband’s or a parent’s resources, living on a disability and just sitting around all day. It may be easier or safer but it is now productive. This is a healing house and powerful healing abilities are indicated!

9th House— There is a need to let go of old, outmoded religious beliefs and personal philosophies (our view of the world can be distorted and subjective). Letting go is made easier through exposing ourselves to that which is different, the unfamiliar.

10th House— Here the individual may be tied to prestige, status and the illusion of success. Question your career and your worldly goals – is it what you really want or it is the result of parental or environmental conditioning?

11th House— The individual may be tied to friends who offer security but not Soul Growth. It may be difficult to make changes because you use the illusion of security provided by the group. Let go of the narrowness imposed by the Group Mind!

12th House— Let go of fear!! Fear itself can provide a feeling of security – I cannot do something because of my “nerves,” my phobias, my fears! Remember, when the ego dominates, you will ALWAYS feel insecure. This is also the Guinea Pig House whereby one’s own personal experiences and self-discovery are used to help others.

After this process has taken place, the individual can help others to free themselves from similar entanglement. For example, in the chart of Martin Luther King Jr, Vulcan in Aquarius in the 10th shows a destiny to free people from restricting positions, status and standards of living by opening up professional avenues and changing societal views… such as equal rights for blacks, women and minorities.

GEMINI— This is the sign of the World Teacher. The House Position of Venus will show where the individual will express love to humanity though sharing one’s knowledge and experiences.

In Esoteric Psychology, Venus manifests the 5th Ray of Analytical Science.

8th House— Teaching healing, esoterics, dream interpretation and reincarnation – all that truly empowers the individual.

9th House— Teaching spiritual or philosophical sciences and Higher Education in general.

Expanding the consciousness of all people, not just the affluent.

11th House— Teaching and Sharing through Groups. The New Group of World Servers.

NOTE: This sign contains the Fixed Star, Betelgeuse, the Heart Chakra of a Galactic Entity.

It is where we can manifest Truth, Beauty and Goodness.

CANCER— The insecure Cancerian clings to the known and familiar as a source of security. Neptune dissolves such attachments.

Humanity becomes the Family rather than the biological and environmental family. Thus, Cancer learns to feel at home with the unfamiliar.

Cancer rising bestows the Cosmic Memory of Universal Consciousness

The Cancer who can travel a great deal in the life can more easily tap into spiritual purpose.

The House position of Neptune not only dissolves personal matters connected with its House Position but it gives the ability and potential for tapping into the etheric level of that House.

2nd House— I know a woman who can look at the horses at the race track and know which one is going to win. Money obtained from such practices should be used for the material welfare of others.

3rd House— May change the vibration of the name using numbers— working with sound, color and vibration. Broad education and communication themes.

4th House— Neptune can dissolve the biological home. Work with halfway houses, communes, homes for the needy, the environments in which people live— national and global

A friend in Prag has Neptune in Scorpio in the 5th and Uranus in Leo in the 4th. She teaches English in the Czech Republic. Felt compelled by destiny to go there.

NOTE: Cancer represents First Incarnation into the physical plane. It can be clannish, tribal and fear the unknown and unfamiliar. Fear of Separation at the root of many problems. Fear is overcome through the ability to tap into Universal Consciousness, the Whole, the All.

Neptune tests our ability to handle reality – spiritual awareness or escapism.

LEO— The powerful Leo personality will be used to draw attention to the cause represented by the House Position of the Sun.

One must cultivate this personality— this can be dangerous because the individual can get stuck at the personality level. In an Initiation, the individual will sacrifice the personality for the greater good of humanity.

This is a difficult task for Leo to master since it is more pleasurable to take in all of the attention one’s self rather than step aside so that the cause is emphasized.

NOTE: Cayce lost a lot of money with get-rich quick schemes. It was only when he was forced to do the readings did his finances stabilize.

2nd House— Drawing attention to share resources

6th and 8th Houses— Health and Healing activities, not as a personal practice but for the welfare of humanity.

11th House— The Leo will embody the collective values of the group but not become a guru

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.

1st House— Striving for acceptance colors the entire perspective. Acceptance comes through letting go of the attention to insignificant details and chores that become a barrier to real acceptance and closeness. Self-sufficiency and control is diametrically opposed to closeness.

This House rules activities with National Implications— social reforms, national issues, social services, activism.

2nd House— Sharing what we have with others, agriculture in under-developed areas of the world. This is a medical House tending to the physical body, body movements and techniques for its maintenance.

3rd House— Fields of Education— nurturing the minds of others. Reform through communications and media; head-start programs, Special Ed – and not playing favorites with those in one’s immediate environment.

4th House— Nurturing the very young and very old, visiting and working with the elderly, halfway houses, AA programs, day care centers, services to improving the quality of life for the less fortunate and improving the ecology and environment where you live.

This is a House that rules grass roots politics, as well as environmental issues. One environmentalist in Prag has Virgo rising but the Moon is in the 2nd House in Libra. Mars and Saturn are in the 4th but not connected to Soul’s Purpose – this means that it is a vehicle for her anger from her childhood. She should focus upon healing rather than tearing down and apart.

5th House— Working with children, helping others to become more creative and spontaneous (Martha…and the woman who made the poncho in prison). Children can be connected with nurturing and acceptance – retarded, homeless, foster care.

Critical people are rarely spontaneous. Creativity helps bring out the child in one’s self. Studies in personality development and the Chakras are ruled by the 5th. The 5th is associated with drama, film, theater, psycho-dramas and educational arenas in which people have fun – conferences, expos, festivals and seminars.

The 5th House rules the upper classes, the rich, ambassadors and the affluent. It also rules education, teaching

6th House— Health and Human Services, Public Service (esp. with 7th and 10th Houses), labor relations, healing services, nutrition, improving and reforming work conditions, animal rights, especially animals who serve man.

7th House— This House rules what we seek in others rather than build in ourselves. When we apply these qualities to ourselves, we can have an integrated personality. Counseling and the legal system.

8th House— This is a medical House— transforming the lives of others, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, economically and even technologically. It is also a House of Inventions. Finding money for those in need. Learning acceptance through studies in reincarnation.

NOTE: Liberating and change can come with the death of the mother – a very intense relationship here.

A friend with Virgo rising and the Moon in the 8th helped others cross over.

9th House— Expansion through expose to people who are socially and culturally different from one’s self. Learning to accept differences through travel, education and the cultivation of inclusiveness in spiritual concepts and philosophies.

10th House— Public Service career such as teaching or counseling…or astrology. Acceptance comes through a public career and nurturing the needs of others.

11th House— This is always working through groups but Virgo is often a 2nd Ray Soul. Therefore, Virgo should never be tied to one group or group ideal. This can lead to separativeness. Nurturing through Heart-Centered Groups. Meals on Wheels. Groups in service to others.

12th House— The is said to be the House of Personal Un-doing. Lack of acceptance, lack of nurturing and lacking in an ability to RECEIVE is truly self-undoing. The emotional handicap we experience creates a self-imposed prison.

The sentence ends when we learn to accept ourselves AS IS – as well as others. In going through hell ourselves, we can learn compassion and acceptance of others. This House is a Guinea Pig house…what happens to us we can use to help others.

LIBRA— As the decanate of Libra is the bridging decanate into the Aquarian Age, Libra’s Soul’s Purpose is to bridge the activities of humanity, as shown by the House Position of Uranus, and to assist humanity work as an integrated whole (Virgo rules wholeness and integration in terms of putting all of one’s fragmented parts together).

Charm and manipulating to get one’s way is transmuted into strategy, diplomacy and persuasiveness in bringing harmony to the Whole.

4th and 10th House— These Houses are frequently political (4th is grass roots politics). JFK and PM Trudeau of Canada had this placement.

7th House— Helping others their personalities— the lower self with the higher self. A frequent position for people who are counselors and therapists.

9th House— Bridging philosophies, religions and cultures so that we see humanity as a cultural whole. Dr. Carol Swain works in congress to move politicians away from the concept of the caucus and towards a National Identity – where we can retain our differences but see ourselves Wholistically.

NOTE: Uranus is part of the Soul Group Triangle and its influence will be important in all of our charts. Uranus expands relationships to an organization of the parts into a functioning Whole with task oriented people. This is where we are awakened to FREEDOM THROUGH COOPERATION.

SCORPIO— The Soul’s Purpose is to get in touch with your anger! Bring up the rage within you and let it manifest through the House Position of Mars for constructive purposes. Something has to get Scorpio angry before he strives to achieve his Soul’s Purpose. A friend with Mars in the 12th House started a home for battered women – their plight made her very angry and she did something about it.

NOTE: Martha Stewart with the 5th and 9th – get angry about injustices.

SAGITTARIUS— This sign always needs broadening experiences provided by Higher Education, distant travel and exposure to different cultures and ideas that seem foreign and strange. It is essential that Sagittarius bring its high standards down to earth, to make them real and practical. If not being realistic and practical, the arrow as aspirations will miss the mark and fall short. PAIN is a force that affects the life in Sagittarius. Life in the 3-dimensional plane is very difficult and different from other realities. According to Cayce, Earth is the only planet in the cosmos that has such a dense plane. There was no preparation for Earth because the Creative Forces did not feel that any Soul would be interested in coming here.

The far and wide experiences will help expel any hint of separatism. The House Position of Earth (180° from Sun) indicates where we can adapt to spiritual things yet where we will experience the pain of adapting to the spiritual path – pain arising from lessons in patience, hard work and dealing with the reality of the material world.

2nd House— Working directly with the fair distribution of the world’s goods

4th House— Making the ideal of adequate housing for the needy a reality. Working with the resources of the planet.

Spiritual architecture (Dr. Jacoby from Germany). Environmental pollution. Helping others liberate themselves from their old ancestral patterns; freedom from the past.

6th House— Providing health, sanitation and proper dietary services to the underprivileged.

Activities of the Peace Corps, working directly with under-developed countries, is ruled by Earth.

NOTE: Princess Diana had Sagittarius ASC*Saturn in Capricorn in 1st = activism, pain and struggle

CAPRICORN— The purpose hind the life of struggling for Capricorn is to learn to struggle! The purpose behind the slow unfoldment of their goals and objectives is to learn the valuable lessons in patience. According to Bailey, Capricorns are frequently working toward an Initiation – a feat which requires considerable spiritual muscle and patience. This may not occur in this lifetime…but it will occur. Initiations require letting go of something we value above everything else, our “fair-haired child.”

The House Position of Saturn will show where you will struggle the hardest and, at the same time, work off old karma. See Saturn handout.

Life can seem far more difficult than it should be when Capricorn is always trying to fortify itself.

5th House— Neglected responsibilities from a past life regarding children are faced that require discipline, patience and faith.

11th House— Struggles with lessons in responsibility in groups and friendships. Karmic ties come into our lives bringing an awareness that we need to change our attitude and relationship with others.

AQUARIUS— The independent, freedom-loving Aquarian on The Path realizes that no man is an island and that no one person is truly free until ALL are free! Aquarius seeks its Soul’s Purpose through becoming a cooperative unit in a group or collective. The 2nd Ray Esoteric Ruler of this sign, Jupiter, believes in brotherhood, the equality of all men, freedom and justice for all without concern for race, creed, culture, status or background.

This is the sign of the New Group of World Servers and Aquarius fulfills its Soul’s Purpose through brotherhood groups, supporting unity and inclusiveness, which serve humanity as indicated by the House position of Jupiter.

NOTE: Jupiter is part of the Soul Group Triangle and its position in our chart is important for all, not just Aquarians.

2nd House— The Salvation Army (with Jupiter in my 2nd, I belong to this organization), organizations that provide food and shelter for the needy.

3rd House— The Voice of America, Amnesty International as the voice of the oppressed and imprisoned.

5th House— Family Planning Groups, Special Olympics

6th House— World Health Organizations, Poland’s Solidarity (working people)

4th and 10th Houses are political

PISCES— The individual must explode Piscean Age myths and cliches in one’s self 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. NOTE: 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.

6th House— Especially with Pluto in Leo, the compulsion to serve is often a means of getting attention. Through some medical crisis around you, you become a great advocate of a new system.

7th House— The Old Testament wifely role of being submissive to the authority of the husband needs to change or there will only be power plays in the relationships. Learn to empower others.

9th House— The blind belief in religious dogma and the letter-of-the-law image of God.

Pluto represents the Shadow, part of the Dweller on the Threshhold. It is what we hide and suppress but it must come to the surface. It is what we do not want to face but it rules Death to these fears and transformations.

  1. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SCORPIO— The Soul’s Purpose is to get in touch with your anger! Bring up the rage within you and let it manifest through the House Position of Mars for constructive purposes. Something has to get Scorpio angry before he strives to achieve his Soul’s Purpose. A friend with Mars in the 12th House started a home for battered women – their plight made her very angry and she did something about it.

    NOTE: Martha Stewart with the 5th and 9th – get angry about injustices.

    SECOND HOUSEESOTERIC: This House is a healing house and it rules body movements that sustain the body such as yoga, aerobics and bioenergetics.
    This is the most COMPULSIVE House and planets here behave compulsively.
    Spiritually, it is sharing what we have with others, fair trade organizations (with the 4th House) and agriculture in under-developed areas of the world. This is a medical House tending to the physical body, body movements and techniques for its maintenance.

    MEDICAL: I gleaned my medical interpretation from my esoteric research. I discovered that, when the 2nd House was part of the Soul’s Purpose Triangle, the individual was attracted to Yoga, Tai Chi, Aerobics and even Bio-Energetics. Medically, this House rules body movements that move the Chi throughout the body in order to sustain health and well being. These people can be practitioners in these physical arts and they can benefit physically from practicing these healing physical techniques. I consider this to be one of the primary Healing Houses, along with the 6th and 8th Houses.

  2. led Says:

    what about pisces rising, ruler pluto in 8th house? this can’t be good.

  3. Lynn Koiner Says:

    Nothing connected with the Soul is ever bad.

    EIGHTH HOUSE: This House rules all things beyond our control and our attitude towards these things. It is the most obsessive house – all planets here act obsessively. Bowing to the Sun helps direct the energy outward. Cultures, as in the orient, that practice bowing do not experience psychological obsessiveness. It rules the resources of others, mass resources, how the partner handles money, our attitude towards sharing. There are strong control issues indicated here. It is essential that these individual learn when to release to others. They cannot always control. They need to learn to just let it go. When these people change, when the transform themselves, they do it in an instant. This could be giving up smoking, losing weight or major lifestyles changes. Once they make up their minds, they do it completely and immediately.

    ESOTERIC: This is a Healing House – healing those who are totally out of control. But, healing can be physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, economic and even technological. It has great power for transformation and rejuvenation. Neptune here rules a spiritual guide of someone we knew in our youth. With the 4th and 12th, it rules our connection with our Soul Group. When there are strong afflictions between the 4th and 12th Houses, this often indicates a violent death in the past life. This can be part of the trauma. It rules psychic dreams, out of body experiences, life after life studies, near death experiences (inconjunct to ruler) and a connection with spirit guides. It can help others make transitions.
    It is our attitude towards death – do we fear God? Saturn in the 8th is often afraid of God. But, studies in reincarnation and life after death are transformational for these individuals, liberating them from the fear. It is also a House of Inventions. Spiritually, it is associated with finding money for those in need. A lesson is found in learning acceptance through studies in reincarnation.
    NOTE: Liberating and change can come with the death. A friend with Virgo rising and the Moon in the 8th helped others cross over.

    MEDICAL: This is a powerful healing and medical House. These people have an ability to intensely investigate what seems like unsolvable problems, especially medical problems. This House is not necessarily associated with health issues but rather with healing abilities on the part of the 8th House person. Psychologically, there is a pattern of obsessiveness that can lead to health issues.

  4. Patrick Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I’m so glad I stumbled across your brilliant web site.

    I have a question: How would you interpret the two planets of the Soul’s purpose triangle in opposition to one another AND in the others’ sign?

    e.g I have Virgo rising – Moon Pisces 7th opposite Pluto/Mars conj in Virgo 1st.

    I thought maybe it could highlight the awareness of polarity and/or help intergrate that awareness? Or indicate a developmental tension that requires experience to pull together the disparate elements of the Souls’ yearnings?

    Mnay thanks,
    Patrick

  5. Lynn Koiner Says:

    Patrick – Yes, tension and polarities are part of this Triangle.
    The issues between the 1st and 7th are indeed those of Wholeness and Integration.
    Oppositions function best when the individual, aware of one’s own personal polarities, can understand the opposites in other situations. Being one who bridges and mediates opposites through understanding both sides is the gift of the opposition.
    Virgo seeks to be of service, Pisces needs to understand chaos and Mars-Pluto in Virgo assist in bringing order out of chaos, especially as this affects the lives of others.
    But, primarily, the spiritual desire of Virgo is to be of service to one’s fellow man.

  6. Theresa Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    My rising sign is Capricorn and Saturn in Pisces in the 2nd house, but you didn’t explain my purpose in your article. I’m guessing it has something to do with what I value. Could you explain if I’m correct.

    Thank you

  7. Lynn Koiner Says:

    Theresa (8-2012):

    ESOTERIC: This House is a healing house and it rules body movements that sustain the body such as yoga, aerobics and bioenergetics. This is the most COMPULSIVE House and planets here behave compulsively. Spiritually, it is sharing what we have with others, fair trade organizations (with the 4th House) and agriculture in under-developed areas of the world. This is a medical House tending to the physical body, body movements and techniques for its maintenance.

    MEDICAL: I gleaned my medical interpretation from my esoteric research. I discovered that, when the 2nd House was part of the Soul’s Purpose Triangle, the individual was attracted to Yoga, Tai Chi, Aerobics and even Bio-Energetics. Medically, this House rules body movements that move the Chi throughout the body in order to sustain health and well being. These people can be practitioners in these physical arts and they can benefit physically from practicing these healing physical techniques. I consider this to be one of the primary Healing Houses, along with the 6th and 8th Houses.

    NOTE: I was surprised to see an agreement here from Wanda Sellar in England called it the Repository of Chi.

  8. Anwar Says:

    Thank you for the valuable information,

    - I was ‘reading’ my friend’s chart, but the strange thing is that his Asc. / The Esoteric Ruler of the ASC / and the Esoteric Ruler of the Sign on the Cusp of the House containing the Esoteric Ruler of the ASC. are the same; i.e. CAPRICORN ~ SATURN ~ CAPRICORN ~ SATURN

    - here is the Astro. chart if you have time to take a look and help me understand.

    Thank you : )

  9. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ANWAR (12-2012): I can only make a judgement from the chart that you sent – I am not always sure that online charts are correct.

    The Triangle is: Capricorn – Saturn in Capricorn in 11th – (sign on 11th cusp is Sagittarius) – Earth in Virgo in 8th

    Yes, it does get confusing when you just use the dispositor, meaning that it would stop at Saturn in Capricorn in 11th.
    This works too as it puts a lot of emphasis upon the 11th House and Discipleship. But, if we look at the 11th House cusp, we can add Earth, as ruler of Sagittarius.

  10. Anwar Says:

    I apologize if am asking too many questions, But I have to make sure
    : )

    by Venus as the esoteric ruler of Gemini you mean the Mercury of nowadays right?

    Couldn’t find any hint about it in the: Esoteric Rising Signs section.

    Thank you so much.

  11. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ANWAR (1-2013): Venus is the ESOTERIC ruler of Gemini and Mercury is the EXOTERIC ruler.
    Nothing has changed.
    The reason that Venus becomes the ruler esoterically is described under that sign.

  12. Therese Says:

    Lynn – blessings to you for sharing your gift and your time!

    My Triangle is:

    Ascendant Aries 23°09’26
    Mercury Pisces 26°43’53 in house 12 direct
    Pluto Virgo 17°21’49 in house 6 retrograde

    How does my Higher Self channel through my 12th House Pisces?

  13. Lynn Koiner Says:

    THERESE (2-2013): This is my interpretation of the 12th House —

    TWELFTH HOUSE: Qualities deemed intolerable by the parents so we learned to repress these qualities. It is difficult to express the energy of the planet at the personality level so it can only be expressed or cultivated through the career and worldly interaction.

    It is what we keep from ourselves…and this can bring us great sorrow. It does have a connection with past life issues that impact us now. Gina Cerminara’s Many Mansions I & II give good examples of past life issues and possibilities.

    I have Mercury in Leo in 12th – an error in judgment from a past life makes me afraid of making certain decisions, possibly fearing that thousands may die if I decide badly. Bush has this in the 1st so he is making these mistakes now.

    People with planets in the 12th House need private time. Especially with the Sun here, these people can not be ON 24/7. They need to get away. When others get noisy or aggressive, these people get quiet.

    ESOTERIC: This said to be the House of Personal Un-doing. Lack of acceptance, lack of nurturing and lacking in an ability to RECEIVE is truly self-undoing. The emotional handicap we experience creates a self-imposed prison.

    The sentence ends when we learn to accept ourselves AS IS – as well as others. In going through hell ourselves, we can learn compassion and acceptance of others. This House is a Guinea Pig house —what happens to us we can use to help others.

    Let go of fear!! Fear itself can provide a feeling of security – I cannot do something because of my “nerves,” my phobias, my fears!

    Remember, when the ego dominates, you will ALWAYS feel insecure. After this process has taken place, the individual can help others to free themselves from similar entanglement.

    For example, in the chart of Martin Luther King Jr, Vulcan in Aquarius in the 10th shows a destiny to free people from restricting positions, status and standards of living by opening up professional avenues and changing societal views, such as equal rights for blacks, women and minorities.

    This House is connected with unseen worlds, spirit guides and going inside for guidance.

    MEDICAL: This is the House of the Guinea Pig! My health issues all help me help others. This House is medical implications connected with repression and lacking an outlet for the 12th House planet(s).

    Health issues can be karmic in nature.

    Personally, I have Mercury in Leo in the 12th House. I have always had ear problems, specifically due to infections. After Neptune opposed this Mercury, I noticed that my hearing is not very good. Now I have to really listen to hear others. I obviously tuned others out in the past. I did not listen. Now I have to force myself to hear others.

  14. Alicia Says:

    My triangle

    1. Asc Virgo at 3°07
    2. Moon in Virgo at 0°44

    I don’t know whether to count it on the 1st or the 12th house since it’s very at the end of my 12th..if I count it on that house then…

    3. Sun in Leo 12th house at 15°45

    looks like a lot of 12th house energys,,, and self-acceptance!

  15. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ALICIA (7-2013): You have calculated the Triangle correctly and yes there is a strong emphasis upon the 12th House, even with the Moon there esoterically.

    ESOTERIC: This said to be the House of Personal
    Un-doing. Lack of acceptance, lack of nurturing and lacking in an ability to RECEIVE is truly self-undoing. The emotional handicap we experience creates a self-imposed prison. The sentence ends when we learn to accept ourselves AS IS – as well as others. In going through hell ourselves, we can learn compassion and acceptance of others. This House is a Guinea Pig house —what happens to us we can use to help others.

    Let go of fear!! Fear itself can provide a feeling of security – I cannot do something because of my “nerves,” my phobias, my fears! Remember, when the ego dominates, you will ALWAYS feel insecure. After this process has taken place, the individual can help others to free themselves from similar entanglement. For example, in the chart of Martin Luther King Jr, Vulcan in Aquarius in the 10th shows a destiny to free people from restricting positions, status and standards of living by opening up professional avenues and changing societal views, such as equal rights for blacks, women and minorities.

    This House is connected with unseen worlds, spirit guides and going inside for guidance.

    In my observation (and I like my 12th House planets), there is a strong pattern from the most recent past life being acted out here – such as a former powerful person who went into exile or into a monastery.

    It may be possible that a regression from a qualified regression therapist might help you get in touch with what is being so strongly repressed in this life time.

    Do remember that planets in the 12th indicate a strong connection with Spirit Guide and your Soul Group on spirit planes. This ability to connect was developed in the past life during a long time of confinement.

  16. David Says:

    Okay I think I got this right.
    Asc Cancer.
    Esoteric Ruler Neptune Sag 6th House.
    I believe the esoteric ruler of sag is Earth. Which is in Taurus the 11th.?

    Any info? Thanks mucho

  17. Lynn Koiner Says:

    DAVID (11-2013): Earth would be in Taurus is your Sun is in Scorpio.

  18. mariyana halacheva Says:

    Hey,Lynn :) I find this topic really very interesting and important and reading the stuff here all afternoon.It’s important for me coz I started reading the A.Bailey’s book“Esoteric Astrology”.I’m in the beginning and reread again,coz it’s difficult matter,but your knowledge and the discussions here help me …I have a question-if my Uranium-retrograde is in the end of 12-th house,but in conjunction with Asc,should I assume,that I suppress some Uranium’s gift in some way?And there is a ?Q(150 grad) to Saturn in Capricorn-5-th house…I’m really very cuirious,so may you give me your opinion?

  19. Lynn Koiner Says:

    MARIYANA (11-2013): Not gifts but 12/R is rarely aware of one’s innate rebellious nature. It comes as a surprise.
    Please read my natal Retrogrades as this does not apply to this article.

    I do not understand what you are saying – BQ is a biquintile which is 144 degrees and I have no clue what it means in your chart.

  20. mariyana halacheva Says:

    Lynn,thank you and sorry for my English,but it is not native and not perfect.I wrote “gift”,assuming Edwin Steinbrecher’s book-“The Inner Guide Meditation”,where he explains for some kind of “Foreigner’s“models,which are some kind of gifts and according this,Uranium in conjunction with Asc ,is such a “gift“Uranium device for accepting and transferring it’s enegry on a mental level…Anyway-it’s ok.Concerning the aspect-Uranium/Saturn,I’m not sure if I can write it right,but it is 150 degrees-quincons…At least such an aspect is given in the Astrology’s book by Bernadette Brady…but it’s never mind…Thank you,again and have a nice evening!:)

  21. rebecca Says:

    Dear Lynn,

    Would you please help me see thru, the meaning of the 12th house cusp in leo, where within is found my Sun conjunct Mars in virgo.
    Knowing that my Mercury is in leo, but in the 11th house.

    Thank you for bringing some clarity.

  22. Kabalic Astrology Says:

    thank you for this interesting article!

  23. David Says:

    Hi… not sure if this is still active. Was curious as I have Cancer Ascendant. The moon is in Aries 11th square the asc.
    But Neptune Sagittarius 21 deg 6th house is inconjunct the asc in cancer? Curious your take on what this means in a esoteric sense?

    The esoteric rulers house cusp is in Sag. Which Earth would be in the 11th house, as my Sun is in 28 Degrees Scorpio 5th. But I’m not sure where or how to find a chart with Earth aspects in it as astro.com doesn’t seem to have it.

    Also I have Betelgeuse in Gemini, in the 12th house… Any insights into this house position? Browsing to find more info on it.

  24. Lynn Koiner Says:

    DAVID (11-2014): In esoteric astrology, all is interpreted in its highest manifestation. If not, then it is not atuned to the esoteric or spiritual influences.

    The Moon has nothing to do with your Soul’s Purpose Triangle, as you indicated last year that it was Cancer-Neptune in Sag in 6th – Earth in Taurus in 11th. In your case, you would interpret your Moon operating at the personality level. This Moon does not blend well with the Cancer Asc but, if you manifest this ASC in the ways that I described in this article and – have you looked? There should be an article on Esoteric Cancer on this website – Aries can aid in the accessing of Soul Directed information — or it can cause impulsive, reckless reactions that upset Cancer.

    Do not look at the aspects – look at the Triangle and what would be its highest manifestation. At the personality level, the fear of the unknown can hold back the manifestation of Neptune in the 6th.

    I have an article on Betelgeuse that I will try to publish by January.

  25. Alexandra Says:

    Dear Lynn—-I’m really enjoying your site. I had never heard of Esoteric Astrology. I seem to have a very Martian/Scorpio soul’s purpose if I’m understanding all correctly. I cannot burden you by asking you to look up or draw my chart so please forgive me if my providing this is erroneous. It is not meant as an imposition but more as a reference should you be curious. 4/10/64; 7:17 pm CST; Oxford, Mississippi [Lafayette County.] Thank you for your time and the information you provide. I’m thinking to sign up for your free Esoteric Astrology course. Thanks again, Alexandra

  26. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ALEXANDRA (11-2014): Your Triangle is Scorpio Asc – Mars in the 6th House in Aries – Mercury in the 7th House in Gemini.

    Scorpio is always about channelling anger to rectify injustices and Aries is about problem solving through mental intuition.

  27. Cathy Says:

    Hi Lynn

    I have Taurus rising with Venus on the DC 6th conjunct 7th house Mercury and Vulcan (both conjunct Sun) all in Scorpio. Mars in Libra 6th inconjunct Moon Taurus 12th (conjunct AC). Would love to know what all this means (dob 19.11.53 London, UK, at 15h34. PS are you still emailing esoteric astrology lessons?

  28. Lynn Koiner Says:

    CATHY (1-2015): Your Triangle is Taurus – Vulcan in Scorpio in the 7th – Mars in Libra in the 6th.

    The other planets are not relevant to the Soul’s Purpose Triangle. How do you think that this applies.

    Taurus/Vulcan are about releasing, especially attachments that make us feel secure but stunt growth. The 7th is about relationships; the 6th is about healing in some form.

    I have never offered esoteric astrology lessons. However, there is a lady who does — look under IMPORTANT LINKS and write to her.

  29. Jessika Says:

    I have

    Capricorn Ascendant: So, I need to learn patience instead of struggle towards the initiation, which also means letting go of something valued above all in order to be initiated.

    Saturn in Libra in the 9th house: Bridging philosophies, religions, and cultures, so I can see humanity as a cultural whole.

    Mars in Leo in the 7th house: I must cultivate my personality in order to draw attention to a cause. Then I must sacrifice, or put to the side, that personality for that cause/greater good of humanity. The cause (Sun in 8th house) is healing, transformation and rejuvenation.

    Is this correct? Thank you so much.

  30. Lynn Koiner Says:

    JESSIKA (1-2015): Capricorn is not so much about patience as it is about fortitude – not giving up but to keep going until your goals are achieved. If you can do this, greater tasks will be given to you in the next life – as Oprah says, To whom much is given, much is required. And, once you know that you have the RIght Stuff to achieve your goals, you know that you can do it again.

    Patience often implies long suffering and Capricorn does not rule this trait!

    Saturn in Libra in the 9th is a great position for your main SP ruler and, yes, you are correct in this analysis. Also, Saturn in Libra in the 9th rules legal issues and human rights laws.

    Mars cannot possibly be your 3rd point in the triangle. Let’s just use the dispositor of Saturn which would be Uranus. When Uranus is involved, you are working strongly with your Soul Group in this life time.

    I appreciate the fact that you took the time to work on this analysis yourself.

  31. Maureen Says:

    Hi Lynn!

    If my DOB is February 3, 1987 (12:12 AM EST), with Scorpio rising, and Mars in the 6th ruled by Aries, along with my North Node, and Moon- how am I supposed to channel my anger?

    Thank you so much for any input you might have.

  32. Lynn Koiner Says:

    MAUREEN (4-2015): THis is not your complete birth data so I will just give some definitions for esoteric activities connected with the 6th House. Mars esoterically works well with activism connected with its House position.

    ESOTERIC: This is a Service House and it is a Healing House. For healing, it is setting up health systems, herbs, vitamins and exercise. Sixth House healers help others to change negative patterns in their lives in order to improve overall health and well-being.

    Spiritually, this House rules Health and Human Services, Public Service (esp. with 7th and 10th Houses), labor relations, healing services, nutrition, improving and reforming work conditions, animal rights, especially animals who serve man
  33. Maureen Says:

    Thank you Lynn! Thank makes sense about the 6th house and setting up healing systems for others, I’m actually looking into starting a personal buisness involving yoga, reiki, herbal medicine, and life coaching!
    Just out of curiosity, what peices of info for a esoteric natal chart are needed besides date, time and location (which for me is Cleveland, OH)?

    Thank you once more!

  34. Lynn Koiner Says:

    MAUREEN (4-2015): The Soul’s Purpose Triangle is calculated from the Natal Chart…what is needed for the Triangle is right at the top of the article. Nothing more is needed.

  35. Deborah Lippitt Says:

    I have a question..I have Virgo rising with Moon in the 12th house in Virgo and the Sun is on the cusp of the 12th. The Sun is in the 6th in Pisces. I was a massage therapist for years and then an Acupuncturist. I now seen to be working with plants and animals..( well and having more compassion towards others and being less harsh on myself!!) I just wondered if I have gone off the path or if the plants and animals would work..Pets are ruled by the 6th in exoteric astro.
    Biggest deal is curbing my judgemental critical hard ass Ray 1 that is probably my mind. Poco a poco.
    I find your site very insighful and spot on …one of the best I have encountered when dealing with esoteric Ascendant stuff.
    Probably have 4th Ray personality. How does the personality ray fit in the mix? Similar to the Sun in exoteric astro?Curbing tendencies and funnel to the Asc. purpose?

  36. Lynn Koiner Says:

    DEBORAH (4-2015): You are absolutely on track with your professions. The 6th House is all service work, health systems, public and private service. The House rulerships are really the same as exoteric meanigs but used to help humanity in some way.

    Virgo and the 6/12 Houses are associated with Ray II, especially at the Soul Level. This is the Love/Wisdom aspect of Deity — Love wisely given; wisdom lovingly applied.

    You can have Ray I at other levels. Adele Wilson and Judi Laws are 2 esoteric astrologers who determine the Rays using a questionnaire. I learned this system myself but I am rusty now. Your Rays are t the Soul – Personality – Mental – Astral – Physical. The personality Ray can change or evolve as we mature. My personality Ray was 3 but it has evolved into Ray 1 – I went from trying everything to intense focus.

    If you truly have a Ray 4 Personality you need to evolve out of it since it is insecure. Usually Ray 4 evolves into Ray 7, becoming more organized. You still have the create residue of 4 but you become more extroverted in Ray 7s gentle way.

  37. Allie Says:

    Dear Lynn,

    May I ask if I have calculated this correctly? I have Cap-rising, Saturn in Scorpio in the 10th with Scorpio on that MC house cusp, and so then I look at my Mars ( Mars, not the 9th h Pluto conjunct my MC, right?), and Mars is in Aquarius, middle of first house.

    So the triangle would be:

    Asc Capricorn—Saturn Scorpio 10th—Mars Aquarius 1st.

    May I ask you about this math?

  38. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ALLIE (5-2015): Congratulations! You are correct. Good job. There is no math, just rulerships. Can you make an interpretation? If you do, I will go over it with you.

  39. Allie Says:

    Greetings, again. Thank you for checking it!

    Okay, so I’m having trouble with the “mars in 1st house placement” meaning, but outside of this, I went to the other part of your site to read up on Saturn and try to do my own homework. About this Saturn, I see you have written:

    —Saturn
    “Saturn rules boundaries, limitations, the rules and our societal dictations, NO, DON’T and CAN’T. It makes the things of the physical appear to be all that there is.”

    —Saturn in Scorpio
    “If you are not in control, do it all yourself and do it perfectly, something terrible will happen. Lesson in Trust….” “…It is such fears, the ones that you have just written about, that must be confronted and released.”

    —Then I read about placement or house significance for this Asc’s esoteric ruler (Saturn).

    ESOTERIC TENTH HOUSE: Our Soul’s Purpose is to come to the public. It portends a Public Service career. Martin Luther King Jr. had his Esoteric Rulers in this House.

    But Lynn, I am confused—if the asc’s esoteric ruler is in the tenth house, BUT is Saturn, does that mean that the individual will want a public impact, but be denied it or is meant to be tried or suffer in that area?

    Or does it mean that the individual will be afraid of that public sphere, will suffer the fear of that, but must use the position of the Saturn sign’s ruler(Mars, Aquarius, first) to fulfill that tenth house ruler’s placement?

    I am having trouble working out the “flow of energy” if that makes sense.

    I could look at this fist house Mars(Aq14) squaring the tenth Saturn(Sco21), and say, Ok, the individual struggles in the tenth house because of that mars in Aquarius—different approach, doesn’t mind current societal behavior expectations, and as a result, we see that Cap rising there. Or I could say something similar, but reverse the causal relationship—the individual struggles to assert that Aq Mars because of that 10th house Saturn in Scorpio, and so we see Cap rising.

    But are these things a soul’s purpose?

    I am trying to do my own leg work and actually understand and appreciate your thinking about that, but I am getting a little tangled in the math of this.

    May I ask your thoughts or for your clarification. Also, of course, please know you may speak freely and not risk offense. I know these things are personal and sensitive, but please know that wouldn’t ask if I was prickly.
    :)

    p.s. I don’t know if it helps,—it’s not a part of the triangle— but the Cap 22.24 Asc has Jupiter behind it at 15.20 Cap(@ Vega), and Venus (Cap 24.42) conjunct in the first.

    So, the esoteric ruler for that Aq14.14 Mars, Jupiter, is on the dark side of the Asc/12th.

  40. Keri Says:

    Hi there,
    I wondered if you could
    Help me interpret my triangle.
    Libra ASC. Uranus in second house Scorpio. Mars in 5th house Pisces.
    Bridging gap or humanitarian work with personal resources for Children.

  41. Hlkasting Says:

    I know that I have been in another section of your site the last few days, I am not trying to take up your time, but I am absolutely loving your articles. I think I had been confused on another post between esoteric and exoteric, but now I may be starting to get a clearer picture.
    I have Gemini rising with Venus in Pices 10th house.
    Aquarius is on the cusp of my 10th house.
    Jupiter is right on the cusp of my 8th house.

    So, Gemini is the teacher. Venus is love given wisely and wisdom given lovingly. 10th house is public. Jupiter is brotherhood and equality. 8th house is healing and charity. is this correct? Is this something that will show up in my life or something I am meant to actively pursue?

  42. Lynn Koiner Says:

    HLK (5-2016): I have my esoteric ruler in Gemini in the 10th so I teach, I have always shared my knowledge and experience not only through my work but through my special interests.

    Whatever my interests are I find a way to get this information out – my website, articles, posts as well as lectures. For example, I have been attending GTEC briefings with the director of the Centre of CounterIntelligence. I cannot wait to talk about what I have learned and now I have pulled this into a lecture on the astrological and psychological patterns in radicalized youth. But, one could even share knowledge on Poodle dogs if that was an interest.

    Jupiter can heal through knowledge, not just laying on of hands or being a doctor. In Aquarius, it can be a type of activist – with unity consciousness not separatism as prominent today.

    There are lots of ways that this can play out. If you want to add the esoteric ruler of Pisces, then it is exploding old myths and dogmas that hold other back spiritually.

    You question was if it will present itself or do you have to look for it. I find that it presents itself but our responsibility is to bring our spirituality into what ever we do.

  43. Lynn Koiner Says:

    KERI (5-2016): My website failed to send me your post so I just now saw it.

    It is not always easy to make a good interpretation with just the planets in the Triangle but I always give it a try, especially
    when the person gets it a try to interpret as you did.

    Libra is indeed the bridger – something that can be done in every day life by connecting opposites, bridging different techniques – synthesizing.

    The 2nd House can be resources and financial activities for humanitarian purposes but, with Uranus, it is the activist – one who does not tear down but bridges (good luck with politicians these days). This House is also a healing House, using yoga, aerobics — body movements that stimulate chi and the lymphatic system. It can be like Michelle Obama impacting nutrition in schools with the 5th House.

    The 5th House can be young people but it also rules the system of chakras, chakras and psychology, and learning arenas in which people have fun – webinars, expos, seminars, conferences etc. It is psychology of the personality.

    Mars and Uranus want to make changes in these areas. What makes you angry as unjust and unfair oyu need to bridge rather than tear down.

  44. Debra Says:

    Hello Lynn,

    Would you please be so kind as to clarify a point for me?

    When an Esoteric ASC Ruler is conjunct an angular house cusp within 1 to 2 degrees, and appears thus when using various house systems (placidus, koch, etc.), which house does one use to determine the Sign on the Cusp of the House containing the Esoteric Ruler of the ASC? Does one use the cadent house ruler, the angular house ruler, or both?

    This question is assuming the cadent and angular house cusps are different signs, and thus have different rulers, i.e. the cusps are not sharing the same sign as can happen with interceptions.

    Thank you kindly,
    Debra
    160522

  45. Lynn Koiner Says:

    DEBRA (5-2016): AABailey used Placidius. I read one of her readings so I know what she did. There is only 1 exception to using the House that the planet is in regardless — that is, when a planet is 5-6 degrees from the 2nd cusp but in the 1st House area, it influences the 2nd House.

    I have Virgo rising with the Moon in Gemini intercepted in the 10th. This would put Taurus on the 10th cusp. Frankly, I feel that the esoteric ruler of Gemini works best for me but not completely.

    Vulcan would be in my 12th House and I do feel that I have had to liberate myself from old past life conditions (the monastery experience – taking vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and silence). So, both actually work.

  46. Niek Says:

    Hi Lynn

    With ascendent Aquarius Jupiter R in Pisces first house, the soul purpose and personal purpose become the same?

    I should be independent, loving freedom for all. Being cooperitive in a group. Believing in brotherhood, equality, freedom, and justice, without concern for race, creed, culture, status or background?

    And with Pisces I should get rid off: devotional idealism that is separative, tolerance should become brotherhood, that is oneness. Facing my real motivations? Especially in relationship, for Pluto is in house seven, Libra?

    I know I believe a lot like this, with believing everybody has the same rights, should have their changes, their shouldn’t be exclusions, but if I’m real, I know I don’t feel like equal. I feel, facing people in real life, them and we. I don’t believe in this, but still am conditioned by my fears and silly thoughts.

    Thanks for your interesting work. Just found it yesterday.

    Niek

 

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