|Astrology - The Planets (for a more complete reference,
please see The
Planets - Celestial Organs and Their Functions)
||Represents our purpose in life, or our pure
potential. The Sun represents the fundamental harmonic
around which everything else resonates.
||Represents how you present yourself, or how others see you.
The Moon works through our feelings and emotions--especially
in the area of relationships--to further advance the direction
set forth by the Sun.
||Represents how our mental and emotional apparatus responds
to the energy emitting from the Sun. It differentiates
the one solar force into positive and negative elements, allowing
us to differentiate and analyze situations.
||Represents the perfect state or our individuality, or what
we hope to accomplish in this life. It also represents
our morality, and how we connect with others intimately.
||Represents the active force of the Sun as a manifestation
of personal desire. It works in alignment with the decisions
originating from Mercury and the values inspired by Venus to
etch out its place in society.
||Represents our capacity to fit in to our established social
system by expanding the energy promoted by Mars. It also
indicates our philosophical outlook on life, and the inclination
to unite with others to resolve both personal and social issues
||Represents the physical form, and the manifestation of uniqueness
based on structure and order. It represents how we seek
to represent our identity, and indicates our sense of responsibility
in relation to our place in the world.
||Represents the fundamental nature of transcendence, and works
to shake up the social construct built up by Jupiter and enforced
by Saturn. It challenges our security by supporting a
questioning nature that can chip away at the rules we impose
upon ourselves, while allowing an opportunity to transcend patterned
||Represents the power to dissolve and reunite scattered energies
into new formulations, awakening an ability to unite dissimilar
experiences into one unique vision (Oneness).
||Represents the ability to strip away all but the essential,
allowing us the ability to perceive the truth of our being.
While reducing our awakening to its simplest form, we prepare
ourselves for the rebirth of our consciousness by aligning our
center with the spiritual center of humanity.
|Astrology - Signs of the Zodiac (for a more complete
reference, please see The
Pulse of Life)
||Signals the event that the day
force equals, then overpowers the night
force. Due to this long awaited event, Aries must
step forth boldly, though often unassured, to present themselves
(ego) in this light. The adolescent stage of humanity
emerges to prove its place in the world.
||Represents the tilling of the soil of the material world in
a repetitive or habitual effort in order to manifest the inner
drives generated during the night
force. It works in a productive manner on the topmost
layer of the substance of matter (like the earth, or the skin
in relation with the body) as an organic process. Adolescence
grows to find its first love.
||Represents the extension of the personality through the organization
of experiences as a manifestation of the day
force. Through the use of language and intelligence
the experience is categorized using logic, which is based on
the recognition of polar opposites: right and wrong, good and
evil, etc. The newness of experience awakens ideas of
relationship as an extension of the personality.
||With the day
force culminating at its maximum point, it begins to wane
in Cancer causing a focalization of the energy extended by Gemini.
The polarity of movement goes inward to meet the emotional,
psychic, spiritual and biological emergence of the night
force. Cancer is the realm of feelings, and from here
we start the formation of a social fabric which interpenetrates
our psyche, culminating in Capricorn.
||A call to action is heralded as an emotional response to the
feelings generated in Cancer. The personal ego awakens
as the individual 'I', extending itself as a projection on time
to mark that place in history. In a demand for social
recognition, Leo showers us with solar radiance and crystallizes
its image on us through creative self-expression, often hiding
a sensitive emotional character questioning its worth.
||A critical and analyzing nature works in development of a
technique, which allows the individual to manage personal and
social tasks with the least amount of effort and in the shortest
time possible. The virgin (apprentice) remains pure by
developing a technique to rid the self of all impurities (thoughts,
drives, etc.) which inhibit the effortless working of the mechanism,
in obedience to the law of its structural blueprint.
||As the night
force equals, then overpowers the day
force, the Initiate emerges to idealize the perfect social
group with which to align, and works to harmonize any emotional
imbalance as a service to the whole. Here we often unassuredly
judge things and ourselves for their worth in relation to society
as a whole, both within our own minds and as a process in general
in our daily work.
||Represents the development of a social consciousness manifesting
through the tantric intercourse of the purified individual seeking
union with the Divine. In its most pure form, union is
achieved without personal attachment for the sake of social
awareness in general. In its most degenerated form, for
the personal pleasures and self-satisfaction alone.
||Represents the management and utilization of power as a tool
to build the civilization best envisioned by the mind ever seeking
the social mind of humanity. As the energy of the night
force reaches its maximum, we find here the culmination
of those inner drives that urge towards union as a whole, building
networks of connectedness from seemingly unique points.
||Represents the christos
seed of the new man in face of the man-made social state,
and appears at the point where the night
force reaches its apex and wanes in the emerging day
force. The total power accumulated by the state awaits
as the seed child goes within to formulate the vision of the
force. In an attempt to solidify purpose of the passing
phase, Capricorn stands alone and looks within, yet is ever
weighted by the very power at its grasp. Temptation to
fall back into a role associated with the passing phase often
overrules the quest to create the fertile soil within which
the new seed can grow. When this happens, the available power
becomes distant and the driving force that resonates from the
core of the seed then becomes muffled in the workings of the
||Represents the release of energy in a creative, inventive
or reformative manner as a response to the social conditions
surrounding the situation. Here the social man reacts
to the moment
in an attempt to transform outmoded structures by introducing
new inventions, or by redesigning the archetypical framework
by reforming already set directives. Since the day
force is just emerging, the personality is mostly reacting
to social conditions in an attempt to recognize its own place
within it. At its best, Aquarius becomes the fertile ground
within which the christos
seed germinates and grows.
||The new 'seed of humanity' (christos
seed) prepares to greet the day where the day
force meets, then exceeds the night
force at the close of this sign. But before that can
happen, the failures of the past cycle need to be reconciled.
This is a sign of inner reflection, where the vast ocean of
energies sweeps the consciousness, highlighting those crystallizations
and situations most out of alignment. This is the point
from which the social man, living in the mechanized world of
scientific invention, looks to strip away all but the essential
to reveal the strength of the personality once again in face
of the Almighty.