Esoteric Astrology is Soul-centered astrology. Different in its focus and purpose than personality (mundane) astrology, Esoteric Astrology was first introduced by the Tibetan Master Dhjwal Kuhl in the Alice Bailey books written in the first half of 1900. Sign rulership are different in Esoteric Astrology than the rulers used in mundane or personality astrology. Interpretations in Esoteric Astrology are based upon full knowledge of the Seven Creative Rays of Energy emanating from the Big Dipper. Since everything manifests in threes, Soul or Esoteric Astrology is the 2nd level of astrological interpretation given to humanity. The timing and availability of esoteric astrological information relates to humanity's developmental stage.
In the last years prior to the millennium change and the beginning of our entrance into the Aquarian Age, the Soul of humanity and of Earth is to become a reality. Esoteric Astrology, as written in the Bailey texts, is a preparation and explanation for Soul infusion. There is yet a third level astrology called Spiritual Astrology, again, with different rulerships than either the mundane or Esoteric, and more information will be given to humanity at the appropriate developmental time.
What is the Soul?
The Soul is a five-pointed star six inches above the head of an individual. Acting as a bridge it hovers between form (our bodies) and essence (Spirit). The Soul is not Spirit. The Soul purifies the personality (body, mind, emotions) for the entrance of Spirit. When a strong personality is cleansed, the Soul departs and Spirit enters the body.
For millions of years humanity has been preparing the personality for this event and we are now on the threshold. The electrical waves presently dropping to Earth from Aquarius, Jupiter and Uranus will accelerate a Soul Infusion. This is a global event.
Prayer works by understanding that sound creates reality through the use of the vowel sounds A-Ah-E-I-O-U-Y. By sounding The Great Invocation we each form one more light on the grid surrounding planet Earth and we also enter into the work of Service to Humanity.
The Great Invocation
From the point of Light within the mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend to Earth.
From the point of love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men. The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the center which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out.
Let Light, Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
The Seven Rays
Stand outside in the darkness of night, look up into the sky and locate the Big Dipper. The seven stars in this configuration are called The Seven Rays and it is from here that all of life is impulsed. Each of the stars has a responsibility to aid humanity in its evolution. Each individual, country, nation, mineral, and plant works with one or two primary Rays both on the personality and Soul levels.
Following is a chart of the Rays and their influence.
Ray 1 is Will and Power
Ray 2 is Love/Wisdom
Ray 3 is Active Intelligence
Ray 4 is Harmony Through Chaos
Ray 5 is Concrete Science
Ray 6 is Aspiration, Devotion, Faith and Religion
Ray 7 is Synthesis and Ceremonial Ritual
History is a result of one or more of these Rays being poured down onto humanity. For example the past 2,000 years has been influenced by Ray 6, (the Ray of devotion, religion and aspiration). Ray 6 began to withdraw at the time of the Renaissance.
Ray 5 (concrete science) was in full force prior to World War II and resulted in the atomic bomb. Presently with the advent of the Aquarian Age Ray 7 (synthesis through the mind and use of Meditations and ceremony) is being poured down onto Earth and is working with Ray 5 in order to include heart with science. This will lead to Ray 2 of Love and Wisdom.
The 5th Ray is also called The Revealer of Truth, The Door into the Mind of God, The Guardian of the Door, The Dispenser of Knowledge, the Keeper of the Secret and the Master of the Hierophants. The 5th Ray works with lasers, rockets, other solar systems, communications sciences, light and electricity. It has been said that science will reveal the existence of God, the originating Energy.
The 7th Ray is the ray of Synthesis. Organized knowledge will require Meditations and ceremony. These activities provide a chalice for the Soul to enter matter. Ceremonies and Meditations will be reconstructed to reflect the cycles of the solstices and equinoxes, the new and full moons and the entrance of our Sun into a different constellation each month.
Ray 3: Builder of Intelligence
Everything is Mind (manas in Sanskrit) and everything is the Mind of God. Mind permeates all of life. It was through the thought of God, translated into sound, that life one day burst forth into all the infinite forms of Earth and the Heavens. All matter, being made from Mind, has intelligence, even what we see as inert stones and minerals. And everything is attracted to light, which marks the path of evolution.
Ray 3 (active intelligence) from the Big Dipper transmits intelligence into matter. Streaming down from the Big Dipper, Ray 3 pours itself into Cancer, the sign of creation, then into the Sun to pick up the energies of Love-Wisdom, passing into the Moon and Neptune before reaching all the kingdoms of Earth.
Intelligence in the mineral kingdom is manifested in minerals' magnetism and radioactivity, by the geometry of crystals and gemstones, and the fact that they are the chemicals and minerals needed by other forms of life (plant, animal, and human) to live.
Intelligence is manifested in the plant kingdom by the plant's ability to root in the soil to find nutrients, their attraction to the life-giving rays of the Sun, and by their ability to produce color and perfume.
Animals manifest their intelligence through their instincts to survive, their devotion to humanity, and their attempt to form a beginning understanding or consciousness about life. The next step of animal intelligence will be to individualize into human form.
Humanity manifests intelligence by the ability to not only perform all of the above, but also through the use of the thinking process, one step beyond instincts. Humans are able to analyze, use logic, gain knowledge through choice, and apply creative solutions. The quality of intelligence still to emerge in the human kingdom is intuition. Most of what we call intuition, or the psychic, today is actually an advanced state of instinctual knowing.
Ray 3 expresses itself through the mind like a constant, steady heartbeat, impulsing humanity to take action, use the faculty of choice leading to discrimination, and make mistakes in order to gain knowledge. Working through Cancer, Ray 3 is responsible for the consciousness of the masses of humanity to express itself, which is also an activity of the intelligent mind.
In the world of form we can either create or destroy through our use of words. Creative ideas, abstract thinking, inventions, study, analysis, math, and the communicative arts are the results of Ray 3 influence. The game of chess comes under this Ray, as do astrologers, time-keepers, and thinkers. Ultimately, Ray 3 is responsible for humanity's identification as creative beings working within the Mind of God. This being within the Mind of God is not something that will occur sometime in the future. We are the mind of God. It's our identification that Ray 3 keeps working on, constantly.
During this month, as the Sun transmits the power of creativity from the Cancer Hierarchy, perhaps we will get a glimmer of this identification. The fairies know it. That's why they celebrate during this month of Cancer.