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EA: The Rays through the Signs: Libra

topic posted Thu, September 23, 2010 - 12:06 PM by  Partha
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In this series, every sign will be associated with one of the Seven Rays in a unique way. However before I go on, let me first say that the title of this post is misleading as the signs transmit the Rays, not the other way round. It will feature the fruits of endeavors by Michael D. Robbins and Alan Oken to elucidate the highly abstract content of Alice A. Bailey's magnum opus: Esoteric Astrology. The first post will be a short characterization of the Rising Sign and the following posts will feature a more comprehensive description of Sign and Ray combined through the prism of the three Crosses:

The Mutable Cross Personality centered
The Fixed Cross Soul centered
The Cardinal Cross Spirit

This link contains an explanation of this multidimensional view on a chart: tribes.tribe.net/astrology...19b52e8b0b
And this link an introduction to the Seven Rays:tribes.tribe.net/astrology...790c9fb169
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  • Re: EA: The Rays through the Signs: Libra

    Thu, September 23, 2010 - 12:07 PM
    LIBRA: THE LIGHT THAT MOVES TO REST
    This is the light that oscillates until a point of balance is achieved. It is the light which is distinguished by a moving up and down.

    From the Soul-centered perspective, Libra on the Ascendant of the chart represents a pause, an interlude, a time of assessment and a point of contemplation within a series of incarnations. People incarnating with Libra rising may use this “karmic hiatus” as they prepare, along with the rest of us, for the greater conflict awaiting them when the wheel of life moves one notch to Scorpio. The particular tension and duality of Libra rising is often expressed by a person who has experienced the Presence of the Soul to one degree or another, but who has not fully anchored this Presence in his or her consciousness.

    This individual is thus quite polarized, tending to waver back and forth between the desires of the personality and the transpersonal nature of the Soul. This rhythm alternates, for at certain times the lower self may predominate while at other times, the Soul is very much the predominant factor. This conflict is present for Libra rising for a very good reason. The individual is to learn to recognize and differentiate between the energy fields of these two fundamental poles of human nature. It is then that the Libra rising person will be in a position to harmonize these two currents into a greater focus of awareness. We should remember that Venus is the exoteric ruler of Libra and the esoteric ruler of Gemini. In this respect, Venus serves to relate and balance all opposites and dualities until they are fused into a more harmonious synthesis.

    Our primary duality (and the one which Venus handles with expert grace) is the conflict between the lesser ego and the greater Self. Uranus is the esoteric ruler of this rising sign as well as the exoteric ruler of Aquarius, sign of human relationships in general and group relationships in particular. Thus the Soul-purpose of a person with Libra rising is to reorient the focus of his or her relationships. This means gradually releasing one’s emphasis on the personal, idealistic, romantic aspects of life in order to integrate those relationships with a greater focus of impersonal service and a collective, group orientation. The magnetic charm of Venus and the “urge to merge” of this planetary ruler can then be used for the more transpersonal use of the Soul through Uranus and group relationships.
    • LIBRA & THE FIRST RAY:

      Thu, September 23, 2010 - 12:10 PM
      Sun Libra (or Ascendant Libra), R1P (or R1S)
      Plus Constellationally Transmitted R3

      For most people, a moderate mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges from the filtered-down first ray components of Uranus and Saturn, the esoteric and hierarchical rulers, respectively, of Libra. For initiates with the first ray pronounced within the three periodical vehicles, the applicable category would be Strong by Rulership—Class 2 and Class 3.). The monadic first ray of Uranus would have some influence upon first ray disciples and certainly upon first ray initiates, even though they would be moving towards alignment with Saturn, the hierarchical ruler.

      First ray energy is also powerfully transmitted through Saturn {probably through the personality vehicle}. Even though manifesting, most probably, as the personality ray of Saturn, this first ray {so active in a Triangle like Leo/Saturn/Shamballa} would powerfully influence the lives of first ray initiates whose Sun Sign or Ascendant was Libra. The first ray appears again through Saturn as ruler of the second decanate {in both clockwise and counter-clockwise order}. It can be seen that the more advanced the first ray individual, the more powerfully would the mutual reinforcement be experienced.

      Discover Potentials to be Derived from
      Energetic Similarities Between Libra and R1

      Utilize these similarities to further understand how these two energies may combine with or reinforce each other (for better of for worse) when they are found within the same energy system.

      1.Related through “Hard-Line” Rays: Libra is the seventh sign and expresses through planets on the fifth, seventh and third rays. All the numbers involved are “odd”, and the ray line is “hard”. The third, fifth and seventh rays are, in a way, reflections of the first ray of Will and Power. Thus harmony along the “hard line” can be seen when Libra is compared with R1.
      2.Law, Social Issues and Politics: The Libran energy inclines towards an interest in law, social issues and politics—areas in which the governmental first ray also find expression.
      3.Firmness in Decision: Libra is not only known for its indecisiveness but for its firmness in decision (once the “scales have tipped”). This firmness is reminiscent of the first ray approach.
      4.The “Hub of the Wheel” and Centralization: Libra represents the “hub of the wheel”, “still point” or “central point” around which all turns. The first ray, similarly, may be called the ‘ray of centralization’.
      5/Shamballa—the “City of Peace”: Libra is, in an important way, the sign or constellation ‘ruling’ the first ray Center, Shamballa—which might be called the ‘City of Peace’. ”The only place of complete ‘peace’ (the meaning of the word Jerusalem) is Shamballa; the Hierarchy is not a centre of peace in the true meaning of the term, which has no relation to emotion but to the cessation of the type of activity with which we are familiar in the world of manifestation; the Hierarchy is a very vortex of activity and of energies coming from Shamballa and from Humanity. From the standpoint of true esotericism, Shamballa is a place of ‘serene determination and of poised, quiescent will’ as the Old Commentary expresses it.” (R&I 314). There is a peace upon the first ray which can definitely be correlated with the peace induced by Libra.
      6.Capacity for Organization and Arrangement: The influences of both Libra and the first ray incline towards the capacity for organization and arrangement. Organization (usually considered a seventh ray quality) is one or three energies (with Purification and Destruction) expressed by Shamballa. (cf. R&I 84-86) The seventh ray is a reflection of the first ray, and Libra is the seventh sign, expressing esoterically through the seventh ray (Uranus).
      7.Fairness and Justice: Issues of fairness and justice are common to both influences, especially once there has been some growth away from selfishness and self-centeredness.
      8.Possible Connection to First Initiation Processes: Although the first initiation is ruled by the seventh ray, the first ray (through Vulcan and Pluto) is important in the process. The first ray presides at all initiatory entries, and the first initiation is just such an entry into the Kingdom of Souls. Libra (a leading sign of sexuality) expresses through the sacral center, and via its third ray—mediated through Saturn and Uranus which are, in part, third ray planets—through the throat center. At the first initiation, the transfer of energy from the sacral to the throat center is strongly in process. The esoteric ruler of Libra is Uranus (which expresses not only the seventh ray) but the filtered-down effect of the first ray on the monadic level.
      9.Related to Some Processes Important at the Second Initiation: At the second initiation, will (Vulcan and the first ray) begins to replace desire (Mars and the sixth ray). Also, there is a measure of astral control (first ray) achieved. Libra brings balance and proportion to the astral realm, contributing to deglamorization through the ending of distortion. It is then far easier for the disciple to maintain a healthy emotional balance which admits of an increasing mental illumination so necessary at the second degree.
      • Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

        1. The selfishly regulatory attitude of the self-centered Libra person—arranging the environment to suit personal comfort, combines with the love of control induced within the insufficiently-spiritualized personality by the first ray. (These undesirable qualities would be in the nature of a relapse or reversion to a formerly bound condition, as it is not possible to have a first or second ray personality unless one is at least an aspirant. The first or second ray may, however, enter the personality by other lines of influence.)
        2. The love of social power and status.
        3. The leader of a privileged social group or class: oligarchy, aristocracy.
        4. Using one’s will to strengthen an oppressive society.
        5. Using the law to protect unfair social advantages. Using the system.
        6. Harsh measures taken against anyone who tries to “rock the boat”, even if for fair and just reasons.
        7. Upholding a status quo which supports selfish privilege
        8. The tendency to become a strong enemy or opponent. Unforgiving opposition.
        9. An aggressive adversarial stance.
        10 The selfish determination to “get even” with enemies.
        11 Harsh judgments upon others. The “hanging judge”. The biased, selfishly-motivated judge. Justice without mercy. Concealing one’s own cruelty behind the law.
        12 Casting oneself as “God’s avenging angel” and enjoying the role for personal reasons.
        13 The force of society and social custom oppressing the rights of individuals.
        14 Injustice.


      • Advanced Human Being; Aspirant; Disciple
        Additionally, where relevant, combine Ascendant Sign, Libra, with the first ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

        1. The developing sense of right relationship and fairness characteristic of the advancing Libra individual combine with the ‘strong-principled’ attitude induced within the spiritually-unfolding personality by the first ray.
        2. Strong sense of social justice.
        3. High principles and a determination to be fair in all dealings.
        4. High standards of conduct and behavior.
        5. Faithfulness in one’s relationships; holding to the principle of fidelity.
        6. Firm measures taken against law-breakers.
        7. On the Path of Discipleship: helping to create and uphold legislation which will help spiritual values to emerge in society.
        8. On the Path of Discipleship: learning to abide by and uphold the laws of the soul in order to achieve balance and equilibrium within the personality system, and in interpersonal relations.
        9. On the Path of Discipleship: learning to use the will of the soul to create right relationship between personality vehicles, and between the personality vehicles and the soul.
        10 On the Path of Discipleship: firmly adhering to the “Golden Rule”. Not allowing oneself any trespass against another.
        11 On the Path of Discipleship: learning to work for peace.
        12 On the Path of Discipleship: learning to face karma with fortitude.
        13 On the Path of Discipleship: learning how to make the “hard choices” with courage, by adhering to spiritual principle.
      • LIBRA & THE FIRST RAY: Spirit / On the Cardinal Cross

        Tue, September 28, 2010 - 1:14 PM
        Advanced Disciple; the Initiate
        Additionally, where relevant, combine Ascendant Sign, Libra, with the first ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

        1. The deep understanding of the union of Divine Justice and Divine Love characteristic of the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Libra, combines with the determination to use the Will for the promotion of love and right human relationships—a quality induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the first ray.
        2. Deeply identified with Karmic Law.
        3. Understanding oneself and one’s role as an Agent of Karma.
        4. Learning to be an impersonal Agent of Karma. Carrying out difficult decisions and judgments without any personal investment or identification.
        5. Upholding the Principles of Law as the greatest mercy to one and all. Being firm so that Divine Love and Divine Justice may emerge.
        6. Adhering with steadfastness to the Laws of the Soul in all one’s interpersonal and group interactions.
        7. Living the principles of the Noble Eightfold Path, and bending the will to adhere to them.
        8. Understanding Shamballa as the place of perfect peace, and the laws of man as a dim reflection of Shamballic Law and, thus, intended to promote true peace within humanity.
        9. Eventually, treading with fortitude the Royal Road to Shamballa. Ascending via the Sushumna (the “central channel”).
        • LIBRA & THE FIRST RAY: Prime Directive

          Tue, September 28, 2010 - 1:16 PM


          Directives and Counsels for Libra and the First Ray
          (On Behalf of Humanity and the One Great Work)
          (These are Meant to be Suggestive; Your Intuition Will Supply the Directives and Counsels Most Suitable to You)

          1. Abstract From All Lesser Relationships
          2. Assess The Potential For Destruction
          3. Balance Opposing Powers
          4. Base Relationship Upon High Standards
          5. Cooperate In Strength—Become Allies
          6. Demand Equality
          7. Enforce Justice
          8. Fortify Allegiances
          9. Illuminate With Lightning The Path To Shamballa
          10 Insist Upon Fairness
          11 Judge According To Principles
          12 Legislate According To Purpose
          13 Liberate through the Achievement of Perfectly Balanced Form
          14 Make Hard Choices
          15 Make Peace With The Enemy
          16 Mediate Fairly Between Enemies
          17 Merge With Being
          18 Moderate The Use Of Force
          19 Open the Door to Shamballa
          20 Ravish (With Spirit) Souls in Communion
          21 Relate Values and Principles To Each Other
          22 Repay Lawlessness
          23 Resist Unfair Agreements
          24 Respect Laws
          25 Respond With The Force Of Law
          26 Share Authority
          27 Shatter Relationships Based Purely On Self-Gratification
          28 Stand By Decisions
          29 Strengthen Relations
          30 Support Principled Compromise
          31 Unite Energies and Forces Cooperatively
          32 Unite Separative Egos Utilizing The Law
          33 Walk The Path As A Burning Ground
          34 Wield The Sword Which Destroys A False Peace
          • LIBRA & THE FIRST RAY: Exemplars

            Tue, September 28, 2010 - 1:17 PM
            A List of Famous Individuals for Whom Libra is Either the Sun Sign or Ascendant and in Whom the First Ray is Proposed as Prominent

            Annie Besant—
            English Theosophist, Social Reformer, Statesperson (Sun Sign)

            Dwight D. Eisenhower—
            American General, Statesman and President (Sun Sign)

            Mohandas K. Gandhi—
            Statesman, Non-Violent Liberator of India (Sun Sign and Ascendant)

            Henry V—
            King of England (Sun Sign often Proposed as Libra)

            Adolf Hitler—
            Founder of Nazism, Dictator of Germany Preceding and During WWII (Ascendant)

            John Fitzgerald Kennedy—
            American President, Assassinated in 1963 (Ascendant)

            Robert E. Lee—
            General, Leader of the Confederate Forces in the American Civil War (Ascendant)

            Horatio Nelson—
            Admiral of the British Navy, Hero of Trafalgar (Sun Sign)

            Friedrich Nietzsche—
            German Philosopher and Social Critic (Sun Sign)

            Henry Steele Olcott—
            American Theosophist, With H.P.Blavatsky, Founder of the Theosophical Society (Ascendant—Sun Leo)

            Eddie Rickenbacher—
            Ace Aviator in WWI (Sun Sign)

            Margaret Thatcher—
            Prime Minister of Great Britain (Sun Sign)
    • LIBRA & THE SECOND RAY

      Sun, October 3, 2010 - 5:45 AM
      Sun Libra (or Ascendant Libra), R2P (or R2S)
      Plus Constellationally Transmitted R3

      A moderate mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges due to the second ray transmitted through Venus, the exoteric ruler of Libra. Perhaps we may think of the second ray as being inherent within Venus—long developed and well incorporated in its expression.

      Is the applicable category for this combination, Strong by Rulership—Class 1? The answer to this question will depend upon how strongly Venus is seen to express the second ray exoterically. From another perspective the second ray energy could be seen as originating monadically, as the primary monadic ray of Venus{hypothetically—if the analogy can be taken from man—a Ray of Aspect} could be considered the second, upon which the Venusian sixth ray monad eventually refocuses.

      This type of seventh ray influence would be most influential in the lives of initiates who could respond to monadic influence, and who were on the second ray monadically or in the soul nature; Additionally, Libra being the second sign of the zodiac {proceeding to count by polarities from Aries}, it has numerical affinity with the second ray. Due to various qualities emerging from Libra (cf. EA 333), the second ray can, as well, be considered a candidate for transmission through this constellation/sign, along with the third ray.)


      Discover Potentials to be Derived from
      Energetic Similarities Between Libra and R2

      Utilize these similarities to further understand how these two energies may combine with or reinforce each other (for better of for worse) when they are found within the same energy system.

      1. Linked by Considering Libra as the ‘Second’ Sign: Counting in measures of 180° (Aries—Libra, Taurus—Scorpio, Gemini—Sagittarius, etc.) Libra is second in order, just as ray two is, indeed, the second ray. In contrast with Aries, Libra demonstrates a number of characteristics of the second ray, such as “Divine Love and Understanding” (EA 331). The Sun, principle of the authority and power of selfhood, is exalted in Aries, but “falls” in Libra, indicating Libra as a field in which altruism (consideration of the other) flourishes. This altruism is directly related to the sensitive second ray which so often considers the welfare of the other before its own.
      2. Magnetism and Attraction: The influences of both Libra and ray two are magnetic and attractive.
      3. Peace and Reconciliation: Both Libra and the second ray support the ways of peace and reconciliation. They work inoffensively, non-intrusively and, usually, politely. The influences primarily work towards unity rather than separation, though when a ray or sign operates through a self-centered or selfish personality, some kind of separation is almost always the result.
      4. Agonizing and the Agony of Indecision: The second ray person or individual (soul, for the soul is really the individual) “agonise(s) towards the goal…” (cf. DINA I 149), and Libra is frequently found in the agony of indecision. This means that division and oscillation operate through both influences, though the second ray influence is, perhaps, more adhesive than that of Libra.
      5. Learning Detachment: Those upon both influences must learn detachment—Libra from its passional attachments and the second ray from its attachments to “near ones” too much loved.
      6. Love of Harmony and Agreeability: Both influences incline towards the love of harmony and agreeability; this can compromise the telling of the truth. Libra may lie to avoid that which is unpleasant or socially unacceptable. Those upon the second ray may lie to “spare the feelings” of another.
      7. Correlation with Sex: The second aspect of the Libran energy correlates with sex (the other two aspects relating to law and money). This second aspect is correlated to Venus (more under the second ray than the fifth) and not to the other rulers of Libra—Saturn (law) and Uranus (money). The second ray is correlated to the Law of Attraction which, reasonably, is correlated to the second aspect of Libran energy, even though sex, per se, can as easily be understood in relation to the third divine aspect, which is responsible for the creation and manifestation of forms.
      8. Correlation with Unity and Synthesis: For advanced people, Libra works on behalf of unity and cooperation. The type of will expressed by the second ray is the “Will-to-Unify” and synthesis is the second aspect of the will. Shamballa (to which the ‘Royal Road of Libra’ leads) is the Center of Synthesis upon our planet.
      9. Active in Relation to the First Initiation: Libra, related to Uranus and the sacral center, is a sign which features prominently at the first initiation which the passions and appetites must be brought into balance. This is done to a great extent through the increasing activation of the heart center ruled by the second ray. In addition, the heart (second ray) is the balance (Libra). At the first degree, the ‘balance’ tips in favor of the soul, though until the third initiation, the “scales” continue to fluctuate.
      10 Active at Processes Related to the Second Initiation: The three planets (Venus, Jupiter and Neptune) which express actively at the second initiation, also express (in one way or another) the second ray. Libra (as the second sign in the first polarity—Aries/Libra) has second ray associations. Also, the energy of Libra is active at the second initiation, bringing relative peace, proportion and deglamorization to the astral body. Libra and the second ray contribute the energy of love to the astral process at the time of the second degree.
      • Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

        1. The over-dependency upon “all-too-human”, passional relationship characteristic of the self-centered Libra person combines with the “love of being loved”induced within the insufficiently-spiritualized personality by the second ray. (These undesirable qualities would be in the nature of a relapse or reversion to a formerly bound condition, as it is not possible to have a first or second ray personality unless one is at least an aspirant. The first or second ray may, however, enter the personality by other lines of influence.)
        2. Pleasure-loving. Wanting only what is pleasant and agreeable.
        3. Loss of self. Permissiveness. Overly accommodating. Sacrificing one’s own rights. Weak. Unable to stand up for oneself.
        4. Ever seeking ‘peace’ and disliking any form of disruption.
        5. Too timid to disturb the status quo.
        6. Doing anything and everything for the sake of personal relationships. In fact, doing far too much.
        7. Seeing in “the other” what should be found within oneself.
        8. The “love of being loved”. Feeling like “nobody” unless loved.
        9. Courting popularity.
        10 Wanting to be beautiful and admired for one’s outer form. Doing everything possible to remain attractive. Vanity.
        11 Too “nice”. Too good to be true.
        12 Laziness. Passivity. Expectancy—that others will be for one and do for one.
        13 Stagnation. Fearing to take action. Fearing to go in one direction or the other.
        14 Incapable of self-validation. Needing outside love and approval to feel worth anything.
      • Advanced Human Being; Aspirant; Disciple
        Additionally, where relevant, combine Ascendant Sign, Libra, with the second ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

        1. The growing understanding of respectful and loving relationship characteristic of the advancing Libra individual combines with the developing warmth of heart and magnetism induced within the spiritually-unfolding personality by the second ray.
        2. The cultivation of truly loving reciprocity.
        3. The warmth of real love produces faithfulness.
        4. Learning the true meaning of marriage.
        5. Mature interest in ‘soul-mate’ relationships.
        6. On the Path of Discipleship: learning the art of Right Human Relations.
        7. On the Path of Discipleship: practicing the “Golden Rule” from the heart.
        8. On the Path of Discipleship: the realisation of the true meaning of altruism (being for the other).
        9. On the Path of Discipleship: marriage as a form of service—to the partner—and to society as a whole.
        10 On the Path of Discipleship: promoting inter-personal and group unity with every thought, word and deed.
        11 On the Path of Discipleship: seeing fairness and justice as acts of love—not just acts of law.
        12 On the Path of Discipleship: realization of the true meaning of forgiveness. Putting forgiveness into practice.


      • Advanced Disciple; the Initiate
        Additionally, where relevant, combine Ascendant Sign, Libra, with the second ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

        1. The capacity to express Divine Love within human relationships (and with a rapidly-perfecting reciprocity) characteristic of the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Libra, combines with heart-felt loving-understanding induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the second ray.
        2. A friend is truly another self—or so Pythagoras thought.
        3. His “brother’s need is for him of greater moment than his own”. (IHS 193)
        4. The “divine marriage” to the soul is being consummated.
        5. Living according to the “Law of Magnetic Impulse” also called, occultly, the “Law of Polar Union”. This is a second ray law of the soul, expressing the energy of Libra. Thus, uniting with others as souls and not as personalities.
        6. Becoming an agent of group unity and an exponent of “group soul” in expression.
        7. Bringing love and beauty into all relationships.
        8. Understanding and expressing the divine joys of heart-felt relationships.
        9. Knowing from deep experience the truth of Christ’s statement: “Wherever two or three are gathered in my name, there am I”.
        • LIBRA & THE SECOND RAY: Prime Directive

          Fri, October 8, 2010 - 7:02 AM


          Directives and Counsels for Libra and the Second Ray
          (On Behalf of Humanity and the One Great Work)
          (These are Meant to be Suggestive; Your Intuition Will Supply the Directives and Counsels Most Suitable to You)

          1. Abide In Peace
          2. Adhere To Loving Interplay
          3. Assess The Degree Of Light And Love In Any Relationship
          4. Balance Giving and Receiving
          5. Balance The Expression Of Love And Wisdom
          6. Bestow The Wisdom Of Divine Proportion
          7. Bridge In Love Between Soul And Personality
          8. Bring Wise Balance To The Field Of Spiritual Education
          9. Connect With Compassion
          10 “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You”
          11 Encourage Compromise Based On A Spirit Of Love And Mutual Respect
          12 Equilibrate Soul Expression Within The Personality
          13 Express Love In A Wisely Balanced Manner
          14 Facilitate Right Human Relations
          15 Fulfill Promises
          16 Harmonize The Group Soul
          17 Heal Through The Balanced Use Of Energy
          18 Increase The Light Of Love Through Right Relationship
          19 Keep Agreements
          20 Keep Sympathy And Pity In Right Proportion
          21 Let Love In Right Relationship Reveal the Cosmic Christ
          22 Magnetize Loving Relationship
          23 Magnetize the Poles; Bring The Two Together
          24 Merge With Soul, Becoming Thus The “Son Of God Incarnate”
          25 Protect Close Connections
          26 Mediate For The Sake Of Unification
          27 Mediate Lovingly Between Hierarchy And Humanity
          28 Moderate Attractions
          29 Promote Brotherly Affiliation
          30 Radiate The Spirit Of Justice And Equality
          31 Relate With Empathy
          32 Reveal According To The Consciousness Of Your Listener
          33 Reveal Eternal Union; Reveal Eternal Love
          34 Reveal The Radiance Achieved Through Perfect Union
          35 Share Revelation Appropriately
          36 Share Proportionately
          37 Teach Right Relationship
          38 Preserve Alliances
          39 Unite In Loving Relationship
          • LIBRA & THE SECOND RAY: Famous People

            Fri, October 8, 2010 - 7:03 AM


            A List of Famous Individuals for Whom Libra is Either the Sun Sign or Ascendant and in Whom the Second Ray is Proposed as Prominent

            Dalai Lama, the 14th—
            Spiritual Leader (in Exile) of Tibet (Proposed Ascendant)

            Bill Clinton—
            United States President (Ascendant)

            Desiderius Erasmus—
            Renaissance Humanist (Ascendant)

            Eric Fromm—
            Psychiatrist, Social Psychologist, Author of “Escape from Freedom” (Ascendant)

            Eleanor Roosevelt—
            American Stateswoman and Social Reformer (Sun Sign)

            Cyril Scott—
            British Composer, Author, Occultist (Sun Sign, with R4)

            Albert Schweitzer—
            Humanitarian, Physician, Theologian, Scholar, Musician, Philosopher, Author (Ascendant)

            Michael Servetus—
            Theologian, Scientist, Scholar, Astrologer, Reformer, Anti-Trinitarian (Sun Sign)

            D.T. Suzuki—
            Sage and Zen Scholar (Sun Sign)
    • LIBRA & THE THIRD RAY

      Sat, October 9, 2010 - 7:26 AM
      Sun Libra (or Ascendant Libra), R3P (or R3S)
      Plus Constellationally Transmitted R3

      A strong to very strong mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies emerges through the third ray transmitted constellationally—though not in greatest strength—through Libra. The appropriate category of reinforcement would be, Strong by Constellational Transmission.

      Additionally, the third ray is transmitted significantly through Uranus {reasonably, through its personality} and very powerfully through Saturn (certainly through its Monad and perhaps through its soul)—Saturn and Uranus being the esoteric and hierarchical rulers of Libra respectively.

      Thus, the degree of mutual reinforcement of this combination is also Strong by Rulership—Class 2 and Class 3. Because the third ray is probably the personality ray of Uranus, and because personality rays of sacred and especially synthesizing planets like Uranus are subsumed within the soul ray expression {and perhaps even within the monadic ray expression}, the degree of mutual reinforcement for third ray initiates {under Class 3} will be even stronger than for third ray disciples {under Class 2}. Thus, Initiates on the third ray will find themselves influenced by a very powerful combination.

      As well, the reinforcement is further strengthened by the transmission of the third ray through Saturn, considered as the exalted planet in Libra. Further, the third ray transmission is strengthened by the fact that Saturn is, according to the Tibetan, the ruler of Libra’s second decanate {in both counter-clockwise and clockwise order}.


      Discover Potentials to be Derived
      from Energetic Contrasts Between Libra and R2

      Utilize these similarities to further understand how these two energies may combine with or reinforce each other (for better of for worse) when they are found within the same energy system.

      1. Linked Through Abstract Mind and “Super-Mind”: The third ray is closely related to the abstract mind and Libra to “super-mind”, “which is the response of the illumined mind to the Mind of God” (EA 495) One of the names of the Third Ray Lord is the “Universal Mind” to which “super mind” gives entrée.
      2. Manipulation: Both influences have a strong capacity for manipulation. They are tactical.
      3. Indirectness: Both Libra and the third ray influence towards indirectness rather than forthrightness. Under both influences there is a capacity for insincerity. This, of course, is corrected at more elevated stages of evolution.
      4. Evaluative Objectivity and Abstracted Detachment: The evaluative objectivity of Libra and the abstracted detachment of the third ray have some similar dynamics.
      5. Hard-Lines: All influences pouring through Libra are on the “hard line”. This harmonizes with the third ray which is also a hard-line ray.
      6. “Skill-in-Action” and Ease: The influences of both Libra and the third ray incline towards skill-in-action, ease and ‘smoothness’—or it is ‘slipperiness’ (for better or worse)?
      7. Linked Through Karma: Both the third ray and Libra are closely related to the factor of karma. The third ray is related to the “Weavers of Fate” and Libra to the repercussive consequences of engendered actions.
      8. Planning and Foresight: The power to plan and to foresee is strong in both influences.
      9. Balance: Both Libra and the third ray are related to the factor of balance. Libra is, per se, the sign of balance, and the third ray is associated with the triangle, the geometrical figure which symbolizes balance.
      10 Linked Through the Third Creative Hierarchy: Both are connected to the Third Creative Hierarchy (unliberated_—the third ray by numerical resonance, and Libra as the sign ruling this Hierarchy. The abstract mind (triadal mind) is stimulated under both influences.
      11 Linked Through the Sacral Center: Both Libra and the third ray have a close connection to the sacral center, which is responsible for the creation of material forms. Libra, the foremost sign of sexuality (along with Taurus and Scorpio) is naturally to be connected to the sacral center from which originates the sexual impulse. Libra is related to sex in both its attractive and procreative aspects. The attractive aspect comes under the Law of Attraction on the second ray, and the procreative aspect is impulsed by the third ray—the ‘Creator of Forms’. While the sacral center is usually assigned a seventh ray rulership under Uranus (esoteric ruler of Libra), its third ray connection cannot be denied.
      12 Related to Processes Important at the First Initiation: Libra through its constellationally transmitted third ray, and its linking of sacral and throat centers, can arguably be related to the first degree, at which time a degree of balance and regulation is to be achieved within the etheric body and the worst aspects of maya overcome. The personality ray is often the third before (and presumably “at”) the time of that initiation (cf. EP II 386). When the third ray is combined with Libra, the operative link to first initiation process connection is only reinforced.
      13 Facilitative at the Time of the Second Initiation: The intelligent third ray promotes “an illumed mind and spiritual intelligence” necessary at the second degree (DINA I 267), and Libra, the balancing of astral forces and the overcoming of glamor through the ‘disciplines of proportionality’.
      14. Combine their Influences at the Sixth Initiation: Since the sixth initiation is known as the “Great Decision”, Libra is necessary involved. Further, that decisive initiation is ruled by the third ray (R&I 340).
      • Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

        1. The self-serving subtlety of the self-centered Libra person combines with the manipulativeness induced within the insufficiently-spiritualized personality by the third ray.
        2. Capacity to manipulate human affections. Ability to “talk others into” love.
        3. The “smooth operator”. The lover with a “line”.
        4. Deceit, evasion, intrigue.
        5. Much sacral center activity without real love to accompany it.
        6. “Handling” others with ease.
        7. Living the “honey-coated” life.
        8. Taking advantage of everyone but having a ‘teflon reputation’—nothing damaging sticks.
        9. Polished superficiality. Pleasant insincerity. Agreeable for ulterior motives.
        10 Always negotiating for best advantage.
        11 Profiting from legal loopholes.
        12 Successfully using the “soft sell”. Getting what one wants through ‘manipulative magnetism’ or ‘magnetic manipulation’.
        13 Selfishly plotting and planning for future best advantage. A paralyzing uncertainty and consequent inability to take action may eventuate through the seeing of too many possible outcomes.
        14 “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive”.
      • Advanced Human Being; Aspirant; Disciple
        Additionally, where relevant, combine Ascendant Sign, Libra, with the third ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

        1. The growing understanding of consequences and of effective methods of balancing forces—characteristics of the advancing Libran individual—combine with a sophisticated intelligence induced within the spiritually-unfolding personality by the third ray.
        2. An example of fluid, refined “skill-in action”.
        3. Rapid and intelligent assessment of value. Knowing the relative worth of things.
        4. Intelligent manipulation for a good purpose.
        5. The intelligent orchestration of social events.
        6. Enlisting cooperation for philanthropic purposes.
        7. Finesse. Frictionless accomplishment through a wise and deft coordination of energies and forces.
        8. Thinking, planning, executing without laboriousness.
        9. Making difficult things seem easy. Effortless effort.
        10. Acting with speed due to the elimination of opposition. Working one’s “magic”.
        11. On the Path of Discipleship: creating a general ease of energy flow within the personality vehicles.
        12. On the Path of Discipleship: financing Hierarchical Work.
        13. On the Path of Discipleship: the social thinker (Libra) and philosopher (ray three)
        14. On the Path of Discipleship: beginning to understand (more abstractly and insightfully) the workings of the Law of Karma. Beginning to untangle the lines of fated interplay. A growing awareness of the weavings of the “Three Fates”.
        15. On the Path of Discipleship: exercising an increasingly wise caution in the generation of consequences.
        16. On the Path of Discipleship: acting with wise and forethoughtful caution.
      • Advanced Disciple; the Initiate
        Additionally, where relevant, combine Ascendant Sign, Libra, with the third ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

        1. A considerable understanding of and finesse within the Science of Relationship—abilities characteristic of the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Libra—combine with the skill to “use … forces intelligently for the furtherance of the Plan”—a capacity induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the third ray.
        2. Understanding the true meaning of the dynamic equilibrium of energies and forces—especially of spiritual or occult energies and forces.
        3. Standing in the center or at the fulcrum point as the manipulator and coordinator of numerous lines of energy and force. Becoming a skillful white magician.
        4. Planning in line with the Divine Plan. Skillfully executing in line with the Divine Plan. The polished, spiritually-minded executive or manager.
        5. A broad and wide understanding of many relational contexts upon the planet.
        6. Endowed with a wide perspective revealing the many world cultures in the light of social relativism.
        7. Skillfully coordinating the payment of one’s karma, and helping others face their karmic obligation with skill.
        8. Gifted with foresight and the understanding of the long-term and short-term consequences of any thought, feeling or action.
        9. A perspicacious understanding of how to plan and act so that the Law of Karma is not violated.
        10. Abilities in abstract thought, such as mathematics, philosophy and system dynamics.
        11. Philosophical understanding of the subtle relationship between the potential and the actual; between the conception and manifestation.
        12. Seeing to the skillful precipitation of the next phase of the Divine Plan with greatest harmony and the least disturbance.
        13. Work within the context of the spiritual triad—especially with manas and atma.
        14. Appreciating and participating in the work of the ‘Divine Manipulator’
        • LIBRA & THE THIRD RAY: Prime Directive

          Sun, October 10, 2010 - 6:27 AM


          Directives and Counsels for Libra and the Third Ray
          (On Behalf of Humanity and the One Great Work)
          (These are Meant to be Suggestive; Your Intuition Will Supply the Directives and Counsels Most Suitable to You)

          1. Analyze Issues Of Social Justice
          2. Analyze Relationship Dynamics
          3. Apply And Appreciate The Architecture Of The “Plan”
          4. Arrange Alliances
          5. Articulate Mores And Social Standards
          6. Assess All Relations Through Divine Mental Perception
          7. Balance The Economy
          8. Bring The Legal Profession And Business Into Fruitful Discussion
          9. Build The Foundation In Beauty
          10 Collect Art And Objects Of Art
          11 Compare Strategies
          12 Comprehend The History Of Culture And Civilization
          13 Conceive Legislation
          14 Conceptualize Strategies For Peace
          15 Create Opportunities For Cultural Relations
          16 Critique Imbalance
          17 Critique Injustice
          18. Energize Interplay
          19. Evaluate Alternative Creative Solutions
          20. Evaluate Discriminatively
          21 Express Mental Brilliance With Ease
          22 Facilitate Cooperation In The Enactment Of A Plan
          23 Facilitate Creative Thinking
          24. Finance Cultural Projects
          25. Generate Creative Compromise
          26. Intelligently Discuss The Law And Legalities
          27. Intelligently Promote Needed Social Action
          28. Legislate For The Development Of Economic Well-Being
          29. Make Carefully Reasoned Choices
          30. Make Things Happen Smoothly And With Ease
          31. Manage Many Activities Skillfully
          32. Plan For Peace
          33. Promote Mutuality
          34. Offer Matching Funds
          35. Reason In A Balanced Manner
          36. Reason With Finesse
          37. Separate The Wheat From The Chaff And The Sheep From The Goats
          38. Share Financial Resources Fairly
          39. Skillfully Balance All Forces
          40. Skillfully Unify The “Lower Four”
          41. Sponsor Financially Projects For Social Understanding And Cooperation
          42. Strategize Negotiations
          43. Streamline Interaction
          44. Think-Through Judgments Carefully
          45. Unify Negotiations
          46. Use “Super Mind” As Entrée To The Universal Mind
          47. Work Out Skillful Compromises
          • LIBRA & THE THIRD RAY: Exemplars

            Sun, October 10, 2010 - 6:28 AM


            A List of Famous Individuals for Whom Libra is Either the Sun Sign or Ascendant and in Whom the Third Ray is Proposed as Prominent

            Bill Clinton—
            United States President (Ascendant)

            William Faulkner—
            American Novelist (Sun Sign)

            George Gershwin—
            American Composer (Sun Sign)

            Martin Heidegger—
            German Existentialist Philosopher (Sun Sign)

            Charles Ives—
            Revolutionary American Composer (Sun Sign)

            Charles Jayne—
            American Astrologer (Sun Sign)

            Dr. Samuel Johnson—
            (English Critic, Biographer, Essayist, Poet, and Lexicographer. Regarded as one of the greatest figures of 18th-century life and letters) (Sun Sign)

            Marc Edmund Jones—
            American Astrologer and Philosopher, “Dean of American Astrologers” (Sun Sign)

            Timothy Leary—
            Futurist and Visionary, ‘Psychodelecist’ (Sun Sign)

            Michael Servetus—
            Theologian, Scientist, Physician, Scholar, Astrologer, Reformer, Anti-Trinitarian (Sun Sign)

            Wallace Stevens—
            American Poet (Sun Sign)
  • LIBRA AND THE FOURTH RAY

    Mon, October 11, 2010 - 9:06 AM
    Sun Libra (or Ascendant Libra), R4P (or R4S)
    Plus Constellationally Transmitted R3

    Though no significant mutual reinforcement of ray and astrological energies seems to appear in relation to this combination through the planets ruling Libra and their acknowledged or more recondite rays, Libra and the fourth ray seem to carry some similar qualities. Perhaps the fourth ray is one of those rays transmitted through Libra in addition to the third, and thus the category Hypothesized as Constellationally Transmitted would deserve consideration.

    Additionally, there is a slight reinforcement coming from fourth ray Mercury as the ruler of the third decanate in counter-clockwise order, and of the first in clockwise order—if we reverse the confirmed order of decanates esoterically considered.



    Discover Potentials to be Derived from
    Energetic Similarities Between Libra and R4

    Utilize these similarities to further understand how these two energies may combine with or reinforce each other (for better of for worse) when they are found within the same energy system.

    1. Reckoning with and Resolving Duality: Both Libra and the fourth ray force those they influence to reckon with duality and resolve it harmoniously.
    2. Premature and Real Peace: Both Libra and the fourth ray incline towards the conclusion of a premature peace based upon personal comfort and harmony. Later, they show themselves as influences indispensable in concluding a true peace, based upon the good of the whole.
    3. Passion and Intensity in Human Love: Both Libra and the fourth ray incline towards passion and intensity in the field of human love.
    4. Balancing Soul and Personality Life: Both influences facilitate (at a certain point of evolution) the reconciliation, harmonizing and balancing of soul and personality life; both poles receive their due.
    5. Art of Living: Both influences contribute to the development of the “Art of Living”—based upon the revelations of a wise and loving intuition which understands the principle of relationship. Of the fourth ray the Tibetan states: “This fourth ray is, in the last analysis, the ray which teaches the art of living in order to produce a synthesis of beauty”. (DN 143) The skill-in-action of Libra only stimulates this development
    6. Emphasis upon Decision Making: Both influences place an emphasis upon the process of decision-making. Irresolution must give way to resolution.
    7. Ajna Center Expression: Libra and the fourth ray (through Mercury at a relative advanced point of evolution) pour their influence through the ajna center when choice must be made between the rupa and arupa worlds. The necessity to choose is symbolized by the dualistic shape of that center.
    8. Harmonization: Under the influence of these two energy factors the power to achieve harmonization must be cultivated.
    9. Related to Processes Important at the Second Initiation: Cultural refinement is important at the second degree. Kama-manas is purified, harmonized and beautified. Many distortions are ended, and new ways of balancing the pairs of opposites are discovered. New capacities for right relationship, based on love and selflessness emerge. The harmonizing and balancing abilities of both Libra and the fourth ray would be useful in this regard.
    • Selfish, Self-centered or Self-Serving Human Being

      1. The often-unbalanced, harmony-seeking indecisiveness of the self-centered Libra person combines with the stress and instability induced within the insufficiently-spiritualized personality by the fourth ray.
      2. “Unbalanced fiery passion. Human love”. (EA 331) Strong emphasis upon sexual expressiveness and the interplay of the human pair of opposites—male and female.
      3. A most tentative combination—like Libra and the second ray but under greater stress.
      4. The agonies and debilitations of the decision-making process. Often ‘making the worst’ of both alternatives.
      5. Unsettled. Unreliable. Unpredictable.
      6. Paralysis, suspension. Hesitation.
      7. A “house divided”.
      8. Capricious evaluation (Libra) based upon mood (fourth ray).
      9. Or trying one alternative and immediately after, contradicting oneself by trying the opposite alternative.
      10 Haunted by the feeling of loss, lest one choose incorrectly.
      11 The donkey who starved to death between two tasty thistles.
      12 Searching, unrealistically, for an unattainable harmony.
      13 The drama-filled search for the ‘perfect’ partner.
    • Advanced Human Being; Aspirant; Disciple
      Additionally, where relevant, combine Ascendant Sign, Libra, with the fourth ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

      1. The aesthetic refinement characteristic of the advancing Libran individual, combines with an ability to harmonize conflict (internal and external) induced within the spiritually-unfolding personality by the fourth ray.
      2. The skillful mediator.
      3. Peace-maker.
      4. The unusual ability, truly to understand the other’s point of view—as is found to an even greater extent with Libra and the second ray.
      5. Sufficient identification with humanity to “walk a mile in one’s brother’s moccasins”.
      6. The growth of the power of the creative imagination.
      7. Movement towards an intuitive evaluative function.
      8. Entering upon a process of fulfilling the “Urge to Creative Life” (cf. EP II 222)
      9. On the Path of Discipleship: the skillful harmonizing of the personality vehicles (both within themselves and in relation to each other). Skillful, psychological healing.
      10. On the Path of Discipleship: the growing power of spiritual evaluation—the ability to tell the relative worth of any person, place of thing in relation to the large context.
      11. On the Path: the discernment of true spiritual values, facilitated by a growing intuition.
      12. On the Path of Discipleship: the intuitive capacity to “stay on the Path” by avoiding the extremes.
      13. On the Path of Discipleship: the adjustments and harmonizations made between personality and soul in order to bring about the consummation of the “marriage in the heavens”.
      14. On the Path of Discipleship: “Harmony through Conflict” is chosen as the preferred means of progress.
    • Advanced Disciple; the Initiate
      Additionally, where relevant, combine Ascendant Sign, Libra, with the fourth ray as either the ray of the personality or soul.

      1. The understanding of how to evoke the emergence of beauty and truth within the vast field of relationships—an ability characteristic of the soul-infused disciple/initiate born in or under the sign Libra—combines with a deep intuition concerning the divine nature of Harmony—an intuition induced within the soul or spiritualized personality by the fourth ray.
      2. Understanding the beauty of cosmos as an exquisite balancing of forces. Realizing the ‘Cosmic Process’ as the divine interplay of the great Pairs of Opposites—spirit/matter, male/female.
      3. Understanding the equivalence of Truth and Beauty.
      4. Realizing that love and beauty, united, are necessary to fulfill any relationship. Realizing there is no beauty without loving relationship.
      5. Using relationship (whether of two or more—as in a group) to invoke the intuition. The insight of the partnership; the insight of the group—seen as greater than the insight of the isolated individual.
      6. Realizing that all right adjustment of relationship within the vast field of relationships must be intuitively performed.
      7. The power of vision in proportion is conferred. Beauty, proportion, balance and love come together in the consciousness of the appreciative initiate.
      8. Utilizing pattern, sound and color to creatively reflect the ‘Harmony of the Heavens’.
      9. Utilizing the power of imagination to contact and “bring down” patterns of Divine Beauty.
      10 Appreciating and creating exquisite beauty reflective of Divine Beauty.
      11 Understanding that the severities of the Lords of Karma are motivated by the will to bring about perfected Love and Beauty in all relationships.
      12. Ever searching for the mysterious factor of Beauty in all forms.
      13. Becoming a master in the “Art of Living”.
      14. Facilitating the harmonization (Libra) of the fourth-ray human family.
      • LIBRA AND THE FOURTH RAY: Prime Directive

        Sat, October 16, 2010 - 8:26 AM
        Directives and Counsels for Libra and the Fourth Ray
        (On Behalf of Humanity and the One Great Work)
        (These are Meant to be Suggestive; Your Intuition Will Supply the Directives and Counsels Most Suitable to You)

        1. Achieve Master In Expressivity
        2. Arbitrate Matters Of Aesthetic Taste
        3. Balance In Beauty
        4. Bridge Conflicts
        5. Be Balanced In Expression
        6. Become The “Divine Intermediary”
        7. Bring Mutual Understanding To Humanity’s Struggles
        8. Choose So As To Facilitate The Harmonious Integration Of The Opposites
        9. Come Into Rapport And Full Attunement
        10 Come Onto The “Same Wavelength” As Another
        11 Contemplate And Thus Invoke The Intuition
        12 Contemplate And Thus Merge Two In One
        13 Create Beauty Through Right Proportion
        14 Decide—Mark The Parting Of The Way
        15 Evaluate Artistic Expression
        16 Evaluate And Correct The Form
        17. Express Harmony With Ease
        18. Facilitate Agreements And Accords
        19. Form Alliances For The Development Of Culture
        20. Graciously And With Finesse, Achieve Harmony Despite Conflict
        21. Harmoniously Balance The Pairs Of Opposites
        22. Harmonize Clashes And Jarring Contrasts
        23. Judge According To High Aesthetic Standards
        24. Legislate On Behalf Of The Arts
        25. Make Peace In The Midst Of War: “Peace Not War”
        26. Marry The Opposites—Horizontally And Vertically
        27. Match Colors Harmoniously
        28. Merge In Beauty
        29. Offer Impartial Interpretations
        30. Perceive Formless Beauty
        31. Reciprocate Appropriately And Harmoniously
        32. Reduce Tensions Through Mediation
        33. Relate The Rupa To Arupa Worlds
        34. Relate To Others Through Impersonation (The Actor)
        35. Reveal In Beauty The Archetypal Seed
        36. Reveal The Hidden Beauty
        37. Sensitively Perceive Commonalties—Positions Held In Common
        38. Skillfully Manage All Interplay Between The Poles
        39. “Smooth Out” Or “Smooth Over” Areas Of Contention
        40. Stand Between And Reconcile
        41. Stand In Poise Upon The Mountain Whereon Form Dies
        42. Stand Steadfast In The Center And Link All Opposites
        43. Suggest Fair And Equable Resolution Of Conflicts
        44. Tread The ‘Way Of Beauty’
        • LIBRA AND THE FOURTH RAY: Famous People

          Sat, October 16, 2010 - 8:27 AM
          Either the Sun Sign or Ascendant and in Whom the Fourth Ray is Proposed as Prominent

          Rosa Bonheur—
          French Painter and Sculptor Famed for the Remarkable Accuracy and Detail of her Portrayals of Animals (Ascendant, with R7)

          Samuel Taylor Coleridge—
          English Lyrical Poet, Critic and Philosopher of the Romantic Era (Sun Sign)

          George Gershwin—
          American Composer (Sun Sign)

          Vladimir Horowitz—
          Virtuoso Concert Pianist (Sun Sign)

          Jenny Lind
          Singer—The Swedish Nightingale” (Sun Sign and Moon)

          Franz Liszt—
          Hungarian Composer, Spectacular Pianist of the 19th Century (Sun Sign)

          Arthur Miller—American Playwright (Sun Sign)

          Modest Mussorgsky—
          Russian Nationalist Composer (Ascendant)

          Friedrich Nietzsche—
          German Philosopher and Social Critic (Sun Sign)

          Eugene O’Neil—
          American Playwright (Sun Sign)

          Giacomo Puccini—
          Italian Opera Composer (Ascendant)

          Arthur Rimbaud—
          French Poet (Sun, Moon and Ascendant in Libra)

          Giuseppe Verdi—
          19th Century Italy’s Most Prominent Composer of Opera (Sun Sign)

          Virgil—
          Epic Poet of Rome (Proposed Sun Sign)

          Oscar Wilde—
          Irish Playwright, Poet and Wit (Sun Sign)

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