Uranus - Esoteric Ruler of Libra

topic posted Sat, October 9, 2010 - 7:34 AM by  Partha
Esoteric Ruler of Libra - Planet of the Seventh Ray

In order for the energies of Uranus to express themselves in a conscious way in a person’s life, he must pass through Saturn’s ~Door~. This means that he has created an integrated personality, linked with the soul force, and is thus a spiritually responsible individual. More likely than not, such a person is linked to a sense of group purpose and is very service orientated.

There is quite a difference in the way Uranus functions in the personality chart and the way its energies externalise once Soul contact has been established.

Uranus on the personality level is always indicative of creating difference through the use of the will. A strong personality centered Uranian (that is, Uranus rising, The Sun or Moon in Aquarius, to conjunct opposing or square Uranus, or Uranus at the MC) will strive to be different just for difference’ sake. In this respect, dressing very unconventionally, seeking out avante garde or bohemian friends, and in extreme cases, engage in pointedly antisocial behaviour patterns.

These are not at all negative traits in themselves, for such people strike at the core of the established order (that is Saturn) and create a perspective whereby society must question its values. Yet when such values are not consciously linked to the soul and to group intent from the level of the Higher Self, personal whims and egocentric motives are often at the center of such activities and practices.

Uranus functioning though the soul level has quite a different purpose. As the ruler of Libra, the unfolding of Uranus in the consciousness of one of the Fixed Cross leads to the reversal of the wheel of destiny. Libra represents a pause, a moment of soul focussed reflection, a place wherein the values and energies of the personality and the soul meet and are balanced against each other. The individual can thus make the choice of his or her direction, and wither move onto a greater sense of material expression in Virgo, or take the test of one who willingly battles to walk the Path in Scorpio.

Uranus lies beyond the rings of Saturn and is thus a major step in evoking that state of transformation whereby the self conscious individual merges into a greater group orientation. This step towards greater inclusivity, and the subsequent refinement of individual self expression, is a vital ~rite of passage~ in one evolutionary progress.

Once the crossover has been made, the energy of Uranus begins to flood the consciousness and affect the conditions of one’s outer life. Some of the effects of this Uranian transmutation may be outlined as follows:

1. Heightens the intuition. One is now able to ~perceive the quality of energy~ which inhabits a form, whether this form is in physical, emotional or mental. Thus a ~Uranian-awakened~ individual can see the person who lives ~inside~ his body, can perceive the consciousness of an artist by looking at his paintings, may understand the need of the soul expressing itself through a personal emotion etc.

2. Quickens the urge to change the established order. Uranus is the planet of the Seventh Ray - Ceremonial Order and Magic. When its energies are stimulated, it allows one to be in tune with the relationship between the external order of life and the unfolding ~Will-To-Create~. Both ~cause~ and ~effect~ are cyclical in expression. Cause {First Ray, will and Power} is constantly stimulating matter to be the proper response to its initiating impulse. The seventh Ray is very much involved with the process of this fusion. Uranus functions in this respect as a vehicle which breaks down those forms that are no longer consistent with the involuntary and evolutionary movements of the Life Force. Yet this is not the anarchistic, egotistical, destructive power of Uranus that expresses on the personality level. The urge to change social structures and the prevailing collective ordering of life comes from an attunement to Cause and are effected through group function. The First Ray has a very direct and intimate relationship with the Seventh, as can be seen from the fact that Aries and Capricorn appear on both these lines of manifestation. Aries is the primary sign of the ~Will-to-Be~, while Capricorn, and its relationship to Saturn and the Third Ray, is very much connected to the forms and structures for that ~Beingness~

3. Stimulates the aspiration to better the human condition. The awareness of the relationship of the Higher and the lower selves having been established through Libra’s influence, Uranus works to blend more completely the energies of humanity’s essential duality. This process of synthesised fusion has as its purpose the creation of improved social systems for humanity’s physical well-being, as well as the stimulation of the spiritual climate for inner growth and development. These two facets of human life work out through networking, an especially Uranian and Aquarian activity.

4. Fosters individual activity within the group context. When intuition, Soul-focused social aspiration (that is, a true perception of collective need) group consciousness and direct contact with Spiritual Will are fused and blended through Seventh Ray activity, one steps forward to do one’s individual part in the One Work. In effect, Uranus leaves the individual to the Occult Way and is known by the name of the ~Hierophant of the Mysteries of Initiation~. The Occult Way can be characterised as the Path of Divine Knowledge, of Ordered Magic, and is the practical application of the Ancient Wisdom Teachings to the daily life. It is thus the Way of the Mind (as opposed to the Path of the Mystic, which is the Way of Union through the feelings), and utilises knowledge as the vehicle which reveals Wisdom and Light.

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  • Uranus - Esoteric Ruler of Libra

    Sat, October 9, 2010 - 7:40 AM
    1. Uranus Connected with the Highly Developed Man:
    “The moon is a dead form; it has no emanation at all. That is why the moon is spoken of in the ancient teaching as ‘veiling either Vulcan or Uranus’. This hint or inference has always been here and astrologers would do well to experiment with this suggestion I have made anent the moon and (instead of working with the moon) let them work with Vulcan when dealing with the undeveloped or average man and with Uranus when considering the highly developed man. They would find some interesting and convincing results eventuate.” (EA 14)

    2. Uranus and Jupiter at the Fifth Initiation:
    “At the fifth and final initiation, Uranus and Jupiter appear and produce a ‘beneficent organisation’ of the totality of energies found in the initiate's equipment. When this reorganisation is complete, the initiate can then ‘escape from off the wheel and then can truly live’.” (EA 71)

    3. Uranus is in a Line of Energy Flow to the Heart Center: (cf. EA 80)

    4. Uranus—Conduit for Energies from the Creative Hierarchies:
    “Uranus is the planet through which zodiacal energy flows, in connection with the Creative Hierarchies upon our planet, from one of the stars in the Great Bear.” (EA 98)

    5. Uranus’ Work Analogous to that of Mercury:
    Uranus embodies the energy of the seventh ray and its work is analogous to that of Mercury, for the seventh ray is the ray which relates spirit and matter and brings together electric fire and fire by friction, thus producing manifestation.” (EA 100)

    6. Uranus Leads the Soul to the Burning Ground:
    “Uranus leads the soul to the burning ground during the final stages of the Path, when the fire of Aries and the fires engendered through the potencies of Uranus produce the flaming heat of the final burning ground. Through this burning ground, the initiate has finally to pass.” (EA 100)

    7. Uranus—Rules the Occult Way:
    “Uranus rules the occult Way and is, in an esoteric sense, connected with the Hierophant of the Mysteries of Initiation.” (EA 100)

    8. Uranus Brings About the Crisis of the Burning Ground:
    “The crisis of the burning ground is brought about through the activity of Uranus. This is entered through the free choice of the initiate who makes his choice in Libra, the point of balance where—usually—the moment for the reversal of the wheel takes place. There the man has to decide whether to proceed as usual and according to custom or, reversing the wheel, to pass through the burning ground to liberation. Libra is the polar opposite to Aries and therefore closely related.” (EA 101)

    9. Uranus and Pluto Influencing Soul Life:
    “Ancient astrology was obviously incomplete but until man became patently responsive to the influences which come to him from Uranus or Pluto, for instance, which affect the soul life far more than they do the personality life, they remained undiscovered except by trained esotericists. Today, humanity is rapidly responding to the higher spiritual influences and, therefore, we can look for the discovery of increasingly subtle forces.” (EA 114)

    10. The Influence of Uranus (in Relation to Aquarius):
    “He comes then under the influence of Uranus, that mysterious and occult planet. His will is focussed and developed by the Uranian influences and he develops into a leader. He brings about desired changes and produces those new conditions which will help the soul of humanity to express itself more freely.” (EA 138)

    11. Uranus in Relation to the Third and Seventh Rays:
    “… the third ray expresses itself powerfully through this sign [Aquarius], reaching our planet through Uranus and the Moon which hides or veils Uranus symbolically in this case. There is, therefore, to be found the double influence of Uranus, expressing the quality and bringing in the energies of the seventh ray, in one case, and the third ray in the other.” (EA 138)

    12. Uranus—Bringing an Hierarchy to Subjective Realization:
    “I would here call your attention to the fact that in connection with the Moon, as it is related here to one of the Creative Hierarchies, you have in the Moon itself the exoteric influences of the ordinary mode of procedure upon the wheel of life, and in the planet which it veils and hides (in this case the planet Uranus) you have the esoteric energy which brings this Hierarchy to subjective realisation.” (EA 139)

    13. The Nature of Uranian Will:
    “Uranus—Ray seven—The will to be and to know simultaneously on all planes of manifestation.” (EA 139)

    14. Uranus—Spontaneity and Betterment:
    “Uranus gives innate spontaneous activity and this produces evolutionary development—both natural and spiritual. It is the urge to better conditions.” (EA 139)

    15. Uranus in Relation to Intuition:
    “Uranus cause the great transference in the human consciousness from intellectual perception to intuitive knowledge.” (EA 139)

    16. Uranus in Relation to Exoteric Science (in the third decanate of the ordinary wheel):
    “The Moon which here takes the place of Saturn hides the planet Uranus. In this case Uranus, the occult planet, stands for exoteric science which penetrates into the hidden side of form life, and thus we have the period wherein man is not alert enough or conscious enough to seize upon opportunity and turn it to esoteric or soul ends, but can identify himself with the more advanced aspects of form.” (EA 149)

    17. Uranus and the Knowledge of that which is Hidden:
    “desire becomes gained knowledge and the knowledge of that which is hidden at any stage upon the path of evolution relates the individual to Uranus.” (EA 150)

    18. Uranus is Directly Related to Third Ray Activity:
    “Two of our planets, the Earth (non-sacred) and Uranus (sacred), are directly the product of this third ray activity.” (EA 200)

    19. Uranus (with Jupiter), a Planet of “Beneficent Consummation”:
    “Jupiter and Uranus—planets of beneficent consummation. The second ray of love and the seventh ray which fuses spirit and matter ‘to the ultimate glory’ of the solar Logos are in the fullest eventual cooperation.” (EA 201)

    20. Uranus—the Occult Life and the Way of Divine Knowledge:
    “Uranus is the planet whose characteristics are the scientific mind, which at this stage of the disciple’s career, means that he can begin to live the occult life and the way of divine knowledge can take the place of the mystic way of feeling. It means also that knowledge can be transmuted into the way of wisdom and light. This necessarily brings in the will aspect or the influence of the first ray (Vulcan) blended with the seventh ray (Uranus) producing the desired manifestation upon the physical plane.” (EA 224)

  • Uranus - Esoteric Ruler of Libra

    Mon, October 11, 2010 - 9:05 AM
    21. Uranus—Initiator of a New Order of Life:
    “Uranus, therefore, initiates a new order of life and conditions and this—when developed in the life of the disciple—in its turn produces an understanding of the causes of things as they are, and the desire to change the old order and the old orientation into the new. This produces a reversal of the wheel.” (EA 224)

    22. Uranus and the Unfoldment of Spiritual Consciousness:
    “Carried forward to its logical conclusion, the influence of Uranus finally produces an unfolded spiritual consciousness in contradistinction to the human. For this reason, Uranus is exalted in this sign [Scorpio] and assumes a position of power and of directed influence.” (EA 224-225)

    23. Uranus in Relation to the Processes of Concretion and Manifestation:
    “Uranus is the esoteric ruler and is of supreme importance in this sign for the seventh ray works through this planet and is the embodiment of the principle of concretion and the materialising of that which is in need of objective manifestation, through the bringing together of spirit and matter. It is here that the whole mystery of money lies hid and the creation and production of money. I would like here to point out to you that it is with the third aspect of divinity and the third aspect alone that the creative process is concerned. It is through the relation of the three aspects of the third divine manifestation—law, affinity and concretised energy—that money is created.” (EA 246)

    24. Uranus Relates Aries Libra and Aquarius:
    “Through this planet, Uranus, Libra is related also to Aries and Aquarius and it is through Uranus that the great pair of opposites, Aries-Libra, are brought into touch with each other in a very deep sense. Through its activity, an intense interplay takes place, making for the attainment of equilibrium in Libra of that which had its beginning in Aries.” (EA 247)

    25. Uranus in Relation to “God the Father”—the Source:
    “Uranus—7th Ray of Ceremonial Magic. God the Father. He who relates. The Source of Duality. He who perceives the end from the beginning. Spiritual consciousness. Intuition to Inspiration.” (EA 247)

    26. Associations with Uranus:
    “Uranus 7th Ray Ceremonial Order, Law or Magic.” (EA 248)

    27. Uranus—Conduit for the Central Spiritual Sun:
    “… the central, spiritual Sun pours its influences through Uranus. The activity of Uranus is, however, only registered at a very advanced stage of development upon the Path and is analogous to that point in the unfoldment of consciousness wherein, by an act of the will, the conscious and illumined man (focussed in the highest head centre) arouses the centre at the base of the spine and draws the kundalini fire upwards.” (EA 296)

    28. Uranus upon the Cardinal Cross and in Relation to the Central Spiritual Sun:
    “Upon the Cardinal Cross, it is the central, spiritual Sun which is called into play, and Uranus is then the distributing agency and the head centre becomes the centre in the initiate's body through which direction and control come.” (EA 297)

    29. An Important Triangle Involving Uranus:
    “Heart of the Sun—Mercury—Uranus.” (EA 301)

    30. Uranus—Planet of Occult Consciousness:
    Uranus—Occult consciousness or that intelligent, fusing condition which produces the scientific at‑one‑ment of the two factors, higher and lower self, through the intelligent use of the mind.” (EA 306)

    31. Uranus helps a man function “… with full occult knowledge …” (EA 307)

    32. Uranus in Relation to the “Trained Occultist”:
    “…he must also be a trained occultist, mentally polarised and profoundly aware of the realities, forces and energies of existence and, therefore, free from the ordinary glamours and illusions which colour the reactions and life of the average man…” The occultist brings “about at-one-ment through the forces which are reaching him (via Uranus).” (EA 307-308)

    33. Uranus in Alignment with the “Heart of the Sun”:
    “Heart of the Sun—The undiscovered planet—Uranus and Neptune—The human Hierarchy—The animal kingdom.” (EA 308)

    34. “Uranus—7th ray—organization or directed manifestation.” (EA 308)

    35. Relating to the Leo Subject and Uranus (Planet of “Interior Control”):
    “In the perfected Leo, the loving self-conscious soul (2nd ray) carries its power of expression straight through from its own plane to the plane of exterior manifestation, but preserves at the same time its interior control (Uranus) and from that point of achievement, proceeds to make its ideal objective (Neptune) a fact in consciousness, through sensitivity to the higher vibration and directed intelligent service of the Plan. Ponder on this summation.” (EA 309)

    36. Uranian Expression in the Advanced Leo Individual:
    “When Uranus controls, the Leo person is significantly the true observer, detached from the material side of life, but utilizing it as he pleases. His spiritual consciousness is capable of great expression and he can be...both an electric, dynamic leader, a pioneer in new fields of endeavor and also a magnetic center of a group whether the group is small, as in a home, or vast as in a nation. He is then polarised above the diaphragm, for the lower more material aspects of life have really no great appeal to him; he is then profoundly conscious of his own identity, and this makes him dwell definitely in a state of self-awareness, with its consequently abstracting powers. He is instantly aware, once he is spiritually awakened, of his motivating impulses, and this leads him to an imposed self-discipline—the thing the Leo subject sorely needs and which must always be self-imposed and self-applied for he brooks no disciplinary measures which others may seek to impose.” (EA 309)

    37. Uranus as the Mind and as Resistance to Outer Conditioning (with reference to its function in Leo):
    “The power of the mind, as symbolised by Uranus, is lessened, for it is not the mind which in reality controls but the Self, or Soul, using and controlling the mind. The man is not then conditioned by his surroundings or life events but rules them with deliberation, bringing out of circumstances and environment that which he requires. (EA 310-311)

    38. Uranus—a Cosmic Force:
    “… the cosmic pull of Uranus …” (EA 323)

    39. Uranus and the Hidden Mystery:
    “Uranus, the planet of the hidden mystery and one of the most occult of all planets ...” (EA 401)

    40. Uranus is involved with Sirius and Pisces in a triangle. (cf. EA 421)
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    Sat, October 16, 2010 - 8:23 AM
    41. Uranus is involved with Saturn and Mercury in a Triangle (in relation to Leo, Pisces and Capricorn). (cf. EA 427, 441)

    42. Uranus is the “Heavenly Sphere”. (EA 432)

    43. Uranus—the Planet of Occultism:
    “Uranus is the planet of occultism for it veils ‘that which is essential; it hides that which must be discovered and, at the right moment, it transmits knowledge of the hidden mystery’.” (EA 438)

    44. The Role of Uranus in the Transference of the Disciple’s Focus to the Fifth Kingdom:
    “The triangle of Pisces-Uranus-Hierarchy is becoming magnetically attractive to the triangle of Humanity. Uranus and Mercury in combination are dualities which the disciple learns to resolve and in the process of this resolution he shifts his focus out of the human kingdom into the fifth kingdom, the Hierarchy of souls.” (EA 438)

    45. Uranus, the Transmitter of Sirian Force to the Hierarchy:
    “It is interesting to note that the seventh Ray of Ceremonial Law and Order works through Uranus which is today the transmitter of Sirian force via Pisces to the Hierarchy.” (EA 444)

    46. Uranus—the Urge to Better Conditions:
    The energy of Uranus, pouring upon and into humanity, produces the urge to better conditions to provide better forms for the occult and esoteric life and to blend more adequately the inner and the outer man.” (EA 446)

    47. Uranus in Relation to the Transference of Life from the Moon, and to Transferences and Shifts in General: “This is one of the reasons why the Moon is spoken of so often as veiling Uranus. The Moon is frequently used as a blind when Uranus is meant. Today the Moon is a dead world and the reason is that the Uranian urge became so strong in that far distant time when there were living forms upon the Moon that it led to the complete and final evacuation of the Moon and the transfer of its life to our planet. Such a transfer is not necessary today as the consciousness of humanity is such that the needed changes can be brought about without such a drastic procedure. It is, however, this Uranian influence which lies behind the present shift of populations throughout Europe and Great Britain and which is responsible for the steady movement of peoples from East to West, from Asia to Europe in the earlier history of that continent and from Europe to the Western hemisphere in more modern times.” (EA 446)

    48. Uranus—Helping Humanity Take the First Initiation:
    “… it will become apparent to the student that the combination of the influences of Sirius, Leo and Uranus has been much needed at this time to foster and bring about those conditions which will enable mankind, under the steady influence of the Hierarchy, to take the first initiation and ‘give birth to the Christ,’ thus revealing and bringing to the light of day the inner, hidden, spiritual Man.” (EA 447)

    49. Uranus—Its Involvement in the Process of the First Initiation (“Rhythmic Awakening”): “Finally he [the disciple] stands ready for the ordeal and the accolade of fire, preceding the first initiation. At that final stage, Humanity today stands. When (as is now the case) the influence of Uranus is added to the other influences and the seventh ray is at the same time entering into a major cycle of activity on the Earth, there is then present the energy needed to precipitate the crisis of initiation and produce a great rhythmic awakening.” (EA 447)

    50. Uranus—Involved in the Response of Second Ray Disciples:
    “First ray disciples will, for instance, respond to the Shamballa influence, transmitted from Leo and Saturn, more easily than will second ray disciples. These will in their turn react more rapidly and consistently to the Hierarchy, transmitting energies from Pisces and Uranus.” (EA 450)

    51. Uranus—One of the Planets to which Ordinary Humanity is not Attuned:
    “At present the mechanism of the majority of the human family is not tuned to the reception of the rays from Vulcan, Uranus or Neptune whilst Pluto at present only evokes response from groups or from those disciples who are enough evolved rightly to respond.” (EA 509)

    52. Uranus assists in the expression of the sacral center (for both disciples and ordinary humanity). (cf. EA 517)

    53. Uranus—Occultism and Group Relations:
    “Uranus, the planet of occultism, and that which governs group relations, organizations and the eleventh House.” (EA 538)

    54. Uranus Veiled by the Sun, in Relation to the Leo-Capricorn-Pisces Triangle:
    The Sun (Ruling Leo) Veils Uranus, which transmits the seventh ray and is related to the eleventh house. (cf. EA 539)

    55. Uranus—Promoting the Expansion of Human Self-Consciousness into Group Consciousness: “The self-consciousness aspect of the human being is being steadily expanded under this major interplay [involving Leo] and through the forces transmitted by Uranus, via the eleventh house, and will ultimately give place to group consciousness and group relationships and group work.” (EA 541-542)

    56. Uranus—Rendering Aries Effective:
    “It is interesting to realise that Aries, the Inaugurator, is rendered effective on the Earth through the organising potency of Uranus.” (EA 548)

    57. Uranus and its Associations (according to Besant):
    “Will or Power—Raja Yoga—Uranus (Representing Sun)—Flame.” (EA 648)

    58. Uranus and Neptune relate to the “Kingdom of Souls”. (cf. EA 650)

    59. Uranus by Another Name:
    “Uranus was known by the ancients under another name.” (SD I 126; EA 672)

    60. Uranus Mutilated by Saturn:
    “Cronus (time) ... is represented as mutilating Uranus ... Absolute time is made to become finite and conditioned.” (SD I 450; EA 672)

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