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1. Triangles of Energy—Constellations. - Part 1

Lying behind all the many interlocking triangles in our solar system and conditioning them to a very large extent (though today more potentially than expressively) are three energies coming from three major constellations. They are the emanations from the Great Bear, from the Pleiades and from Sirius. It might be pointed out that:

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1. The energies coming from the Great Bear are related to the will or purpose of the solar Logos and are to this great Being what the monad is to man. This is a deep mystery and one which even the highest initiate cannot yet grasp. Its sevenfold unified energies pass through Shamballa.

2. The energies coming from the sun, Sirius, are related to the love-wisdom aspect or to the attractive power of the solar Logos, to the soul of that Great Being. This cosmic soul energy is related to the Hierarchy. You have been told that the great White Lodge on Sirius finds its reflection and a mode of spiritual service and outlet in the great White Lodge of our planet, the Hierarchy.

3. The energies coming from the Pleiades, an aggregation of seven energies, are connected with the active intelligent aspect of logoic expression, and influence the form side of all manifestation. They focus primarily through Humanity.

Connected with this major triangle and affecting powerfully our entire solar system is a triple inter-relation of great interest, which has a special and peculiar relation to humanity. This triangle of forces relates one of these major constellations, one of the zodiacal signs and one of the sacred planets within our solar system.

First Triangle:

The Pleiades . . . Cancer . . . Venus.

Humanity.

Second Triangle:

The Great Bear . . . Aries . . . Pluto.

Shamballa.

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Third Triangle:

Sirius . . . Leo . . . Jupiter.

Hierarchy.

I wonder if you can grasp at least partially and symbolically the fact that these triangles must not be thought of as placed, static and eternally the same, or even as three dimensional. They must be regarded as in rapid movement, revolving eternally in space and ceaselessly moving onward and as of fourth and fifth dimensional extension. There is no way of depicting them or of bringing them visually to your attention, for only the inner eye of vision can imagine their progression, position or appearance. These three major triangles are only partially as yet in expression as far as our solar system is concerned and only one point of the great triangle—as for instance one point of the Great Bear—constitutes with Aries a related line of force; only one point of Aries—within itself or within its own range of interplay with Leo and Capricorn (see Tabulation VIII) is related to Pluto. Therefore the entire cosmic web and solar system is an intricate, constantly moving, interwoven series of triangles wherein each point of a triangle emanates three lines or streams of energy (nine in all); it is likewise responsive to and receptive of the energies—likewise triple in nature—which lie within its periphery or sphere of influence and vibratory activity.

It is useless for students to attempt to unravel this aggregation of interlacing streams of energy. All that is now possible for man with his present equipment is to accept hypothetically these statements anent certain major triangles which affect humanity and seek to prove their effect and to endeavour to arrive at some understanding of that intricate, interwoven network which he himself possesses and to which [418] he gives the name "etheric body." Thus he may succeed in proving the accuracy of a statement by the demonstrated quality of the life aspect, its conditioning and results in the microcosmic life history and events. This astrology has nought to do in connection with tangible happenings on the outer plane of existence; we, however, will see to it that our effort lies along the line of psychological life history and events and not along the line of physical occurrences. This difference is basic and must ever be borne in mind. Astrologers have begun to grasp a dim idea of the interlocking triangles of energy as far as our Earth is concerned in the rather arbitrary division of the twelve constellations into four triplicities, covered by such qualifying terms as earthy triplicity or fiery triplicity, composed each of a cardinal, a fixed and a mutable sign. They thus divide up the entire zodiac into a fourfold group of interlacing and interrelated triads, each conditioned by one of the basic elements and thus qualified. These constitute a series of basic triangles with a definite reference to our planetary life. Owing to the constant movement everywhere, inherent in the solar system and the zodiac—onward, interior and revolving—some idea can be grasped of the intricacy of the entire pattern. A further aid to the grasping of this essential beauty of coordinated and organised movement and its power to qualify and condition the entire universal pattern can be gained by those students who have studied somewhat the various triangles to be found in the etheric body of man through the inter-relation of the seven centres to which I have referred elsewhere in my various books. These centres, when awakened and alive, are swept finally within the radius of each others' sphere of action; from the point of view of living energy, the circumference of these wheels or vortices of force becomes so enlarged that they eventually [419] overlap and touch, presenting on a tiny scale a condition analogous to the contacting and interlocking series of triangles such as those referred to above.

Behind these concepts of the relation existing in time and space between the constellations of the Great Bear, the Pleiades and the sun, Sirius, and our solar system, there exists, it must be remembered, an immense series of interlocking triangles between the stars which compose these constellations interiorly and our solar system. You have, therefore, a relationship between:

1. The seven stars, composing the Great Bear.

2. The seven stars, composing the Pleiades, sometimes called the seven "sisters" or "wives" of the Rishis or informing Lives of the Great Bear.

3. The sun, Sirius.

These compose major triangles of force and all are held within the radius of the Life of that Great Being Whose expressed, manifested intention is brought into being through the medium of these three related groups and our solar system. As hinted by me in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, these four groups of stars constitute the manifested aspect or personality of a great and unknown Life.

I seek in this connection to give only a general picture because, with these cosmic triangles, I have no intention to deal. We will only consider those constellations within the greater zodiac which are known by astrologers to have a definite effect upon humanity and our planetary life.

Therefore, in studying these triangles, we will make (for our guidance) certain rules which, under the Law of Analogy, may facilitate our comprehension of the underlying meaning and truths.

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1. All triangles studied will be regarded as expressing:

a. A major conditioning energy, producing manifestation.

This corresponds to the Monad aspect.

b. A secondary qualifying energy producing consciousness.

This corresponds to the Ego or Soul aspect.

c. A lesser expression of force, producing tangibility.

This corresponds to the Personality aspect.

2. These three energies will be related, therefore, to the three aspects of manifested life. These have been termed throughout this treatise: Life, Quality and Appearance.

3. These energies change within themselves and sometimes one will strike the dominating note and sometimes another; sometimes a secondary energy will become a major conditioning force and sometimes the lesser expression will come to the top and become, for the cycle, the outstanding characteristic of the triangle. Such cosmic events are governed by a great Law of Expediency, evoked by the evolutionary process and incident also to zodiacal movement and its own interior mathematical conditioning—a subject of such vast dimensions and mystery that no Life within our solar system has more than sensed its significance. The cyclic expression of life is dependent upon constant mutation and infinitely changing processes.

4. The statements made by me in this attempt—for it is little more—to indicate the main lines of approach to the new science of esoteric astrology, may not yet be capable of any proof. Later on such proof will be available. All that I can ask of you at this time is to be [421] interested in the presentation, to strive to see the general picture I am seeking to present and to grasp somewhat the relative synthesis which underlies all manifestation. Starting from that which is today accepted, be willing to move on from there into new fields of possibility and of sensed probability. Time will justify the information I ask you to accept as hypothesis.

Next I will deal with an analysis of three groups of triangles which are of major importance to humanity at this time and which follow upon information earlier given. These groups of triangles emanate energies which reach through space to the individual man and, therefore, cannot he ignored. They are:

 

The Great Bear

The Pleiades

Sirius

 

Transmit energy via

 

Leo

Capricorn

Pisces

 

 

 

 

These transmit energy via

 

Saturn

MercuryUranus

 

 

 

 

 

Reaching the following centres

 

Planetary head centre

Planetary ajna centre

Planetary heart

 

 

 

 

From thence to

 

Disciple's head centre

Disciple's ajna centre

Disciple's heart centre

 

 

 

 

and eventually control

 

The base of the spine

The throat centre

the solar plexus

 

I will also take up with you some of the points and indications which are hinted at in Tabulation IX, relating to the twelve signs of the zodiac, to be found on page 423. Certain major streams of conditioning energies will be seen related to each other and to our Earth and these fall into two groups:

1. The ray energies which we are told emanate from the Great Bear in seven great out-raying streams of force.

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2. The inherent energies of the twelve constellations which blend with the ray energies, producing the essential dualism of manifested life, and incidentally are responsible for the peculiar difficulties confronting humanity on the are of evolutionary experience upon our planet.

Again I would repeat that what I shall have to say will be related to present world conditions, to humanity and also—for practical teaching and application—to the life of the individual disciple. Necessarily, these energies have a cosmic, systemic and planetary significance but these no disciple can as yet grasp; personality has to be transcended before even the earlier stages of the understanding of these mysteries become possible, and this transcendence is something you have not yet accomplished but which some day inevitably you will.

Once man is impersonal and free from the reactions of the lower self, and his consciousness is illumined by the clear light of the intuition, then his "window of vision" becomes clarified and his sight into reality is unimpeded. Obstructions (always erected by humanity itself) are removed and he sees all life and form in their true relation and can comprehend, and even occultly "see," the "passage of the energies."

The relationship of certain rays and cosmic triangles may become clearer to you if the following tabulation is studied with care.

NOTE: The seven stars of the Great Bear are the originating sources of the seven rays of our solar system. The seven Rishis (as They are called) of the Great Bear express Themselves through the medium of the seven planetary Logoi Who are Their Representatives and to Whom They stand in the relation of cosmic Prototype. The seven [423] planetary Gods manifest through the medium of the seven sacred planets. Each of these seven rays is transmitted into our solar system through the medium of three constellations and their ruling planets.

TABULATION IX. — A COSMIC SERIES OF INTERRELATED TRIANGLES

(The Rays, Constellations and Planets)

 

Ray

 

Planets

 

 

Constellations

 

Orthodox

Esoteric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

|

Aries

Mars

Mercury

I. Will or Power

|

Leo

The Sun

The Sun

 

|

Capricorn

Saturn

Saturn

 

 

 

 

 

 

|

Gemini

Mercury

Venus

II. Love-Wisdom

|

Virgo

Mercury

The Moon

 

|

Pisces

Jupiter

Pluto

 

 

 

 

 

 

|

Cancer

The Moon

Neptune

III. Active Intelligence

|

Libra

Venus

Uranus

 

|

Capricorn

Saturn

Saturn

 

 

 

 

 

 

|

Taurus

Venus

Vulcan

IV. Harmony thro' Conflict

|

Scorpio

Mars

Mars

 

|

Sagittarius

Jupiter

The Earth

 

 

 

 

 

 

|

Leo

The Sun

The Sun

V. Concrete Science

|

Sagittarius

Jupiter

The Earth

 

|

Aquarius

Uranus

Jupiter

 

 

 

 

 

 

|

Virgo

Mercury

The Moon

VI. Idealism. Devotion

|

Sagittarius

Jupiter

The Earth

 

|

Pisces

Jupiter

Pluto

 

 

 

 

 

 

|

Aries

Mars

Mercury

VII. Ceremonial Order

|

Cancer

The Moon

Neptune

 

|

Capricorn

Saturn

Saturn

 

At this time, I purpose to trace certain major conditioning streams of energy, as they proceed forth from their emanating source—via certain constellations and planets—to the Earth and, from within the radius of the Earth, reach the individual disciple, again via certain major planetary [424] centres. In this way that great Synthesis (which is qualified Life in appearance or manifestation) can be seen in definite activity, producing solar, planetary and individual effects and thus demonstrating that intricate relation which unites the human atom to the great Lives Who are the sum total of that which is manifested.

The analogy between the microcosm and macrocosm will, therefore, be helpful, and the relation of a cell or atom in one of the abdominal organs (for instance) to the soul on its own plane will illustrate with accuracy a still greater relationship and interplay. In this interplay of Lives and Their emanating streams of forces and energies and in the major determining life activities of That in which all forms—including the human—live and move and have their being is to be found the inevitability of ultimate achievement, the unalterability of law and the expression finally of divine unchangeable Purpose. In the evolutionary effects of this relation of Life to Form is to be found also the undeviating way of an expanding, ever-unfolding consciousness—whether it be macrocosmic or microcosmic. Hence, the Will of God moves the worlds and the Love of God determines results.

In this consideration of the basic Science of Triangles (I had well-nigh said "in the contemplation of the basic Science of Triangles," for that is what it necessarily should be if understanding is to be the real reward of our efforts) the relation of the three basic energies affecting our solar system and the predominant effect of one of them in any cyclic expression in time and space must always be borne in mind. One illustration of this normally emerges in our minds if it be remembered that in this world cycle in our systemic manifestation it is the second or consciousness aspect (that of the second Logos) which is the dominant [425] conditioning factor, which sets the note for evolutionary development and which engrosses the attention of the evolving human units. This is the case even when other factors are present and active. Therefore, all approaches to truth and to knowledge must, in this cycle, be in consciousness. In another cycle such an approach may be focussed in the will or even in some already present but unrealised divine attribute, for which we have as yet no name. All that any man can consequently bring to the comprehension of life experience or to the understanding of such an occult science as the Science of Triangles is a consciousness which is developed to a certain definite and personal point of perception or awareness. This point of perception is itself dependent upon individual unfoldment and also upon the state of awareness of humanity as a whole. This connotes two different though inter-related conditions of perception.

Speaking technically, perception and response or the activity of the perceiving, observing consciousness—carried on through the medium of the mechanism of response—is dependent upon the condition or "aliveness" of the centres or their quiescence. This is true of a man galvanised into activity through his seven centres, of a planetary Logos functioning through seven planetary centres, of a solar Logos functioning through still greater centres of vibratory reaction, or still greater Lives, functioning through an aggregate of solar systems. Upon this activity and its understanding depends the whole science of astrology; in this statement I give you a clue which may some day revolutionise the present approach to astrology.

The twelve signs of the zodiac fall into two groups of signs, and their related synthesis has much to do with the Science of Triangles. They are:

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1. Seven signs related to the unfoldment of planetary consciousness upon Earth and only incidentally involving the fourth Creative Hierarchy, the Human Hierarchy.

2. Five signs related to the unfoldment, in time and space, of the Human Hierarchy. These five signs are of major conditioning importance and may be enumerated as follows:

a. Cancer

b. Leo

c. Scorpio

d. Capricorn

e. Pisces

These five signs are related in the planetary sense to the five great races of which our present race, the Aryan, is the fifth. These five races, under the influence of the five signs, produce the externalisations which are called the five continents—Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, America. These five continents are to the planetary Life what five major endocrine glands are to the human being. They are related to five centres.

All these appearances, expressions of qualities and material evidences of life are the symbols or outer and visible signs of inner and spiritual realities or of Life, whatever you may mean by that term. For our purposes, we could define Life as the energy emanating from certain great Lives Who stand behind our solar system as its life and source, much as the Monad stands behind the appearance of a man upon the physical plane or of the soul upon its own level. Man, it might be stated, is the expression of seven principles and of the life expression or activity of five planes. In this 7 + 5 is to be found the clue to the mystery of the seven and the five zodiacal constellations.

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Within this sum total of active, qualified energies, we have (working out today) influences and impulses from three major constellations. These pour through certain other related constellations and planets into the three major planetary centres: Shamballa, the Hierarchy and Humanity. It is with these three centres I would seek to deal and to them and their inter-relations continually make reference. I would ask you to bear in mind that these energies are transmitted from one point to another, or pass through with transmuting effect from one centre to another, thus bearing their own vibratory quality but carrying also that of the centre of transmission. In the transit of energy from a major centre to a human being and when the energy is finally grounded in the disciple's centre, you will notice that it is then a fusion of six energies. These three groups of energies (each of them a fusion of six) make the dominating energies, controlling the human being, to number eighteen; this holds the clue to the mystery of the "mark of the beast" which is 666. This is the number of the active intelligent man and distinguishes his form nature from his spiritual nature which is 999. These three lines or streams of energy in man may be listed as follows:

 

I.

II.

III.

Will. Purpose.

Love-Wisdom.

Active Intelligence.

Spirit.

Consciousness.

Form.

1. The Great Bear

Sirius

The Pleiades.

Cosmic.

Cosmic.

Cosmic.

 

 

 

2. Leo

Pisces

Capricorn.

Zodiacal.

Zodiacal.

Zodiacal.

 

 

 

3. Saturn

Uranus

Mercury.

Systemic.

Systemic.

Systemic.

 

 

 

4. SHAMBALLA

HIERARCHY

HUMANITY.

   Earth.

Earth.

Earth.

   Planetary head centre.

Planetary heart centre

Planetary ajna centre.