TABULATIONS (related to Astrology)

TABULATIONS Related to Astrology

The Rays and the Planets — (According to Besant)

Ray

Method

Planet

Colour

I. Will or Power

Raja Yoga

Uranus
(representing SUN)

Flame

II. Love-Wisdom
     Intuition

Raja Yoga

Mercury

Yellow. Rose

III. Higher Mind

Higher Mathematics Philosophy

Venus

Indigo. Blue Bronze

IV. Conflict
     Birth of man

Tension
Hatha Yoga

Saturn

Green

V. Lower mind

Practical Science

The Moon

Violet

VI. Devotion

Bhakti Yoga

Mars

Rose. Blue

VII. Magic

Ritual

Jupiter

Bright Blue

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The Sacred and non-sacred planets and the rays.

[See Figure]

38. The exoteric non-sacred planets are called in occult parlance "the outer round" or outer circle of initiates. Of these our Earth is one but being aligned in a peculiar fashion with certain spheres (or planets) on the inner round a dual opportunity exists for humanity which facilitates, whilst it complicates, the evolutionary process. The sacred planets are called often the `seven grades of psychic knowledge' or the `seven divisions of the field of knowledge'." (C.F. 1175.)

The following from The Secret Doctrine III, page 455, Diagram II, is suggestive, though exoteric and deliberately misleading as the sacred and non-sacred planets are mixed together and many planets omitted altogether,

Planet

Human Principle

Colour

Weekday

1. Mars

Kama-rupa

Red

Tuesday

2. The Sun

Prana. Life

Orange

Sunday

3. Mercury

Buddhi

Yellow

Wednesday

4. Saturn

Kama-Manas

Green

Saturday

5. Jupiter

Auric envelope

Blue

Thursday

6. Venus

Manas. Higher mind

Indigo

Friday

7. The Moon

Linga Sharira

Violet

Monday

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Such "blinds" are frequent and necessary in the occult teaching but they will be used less and less as humanity becomes more spiritually perceptive.

Seven great psychological Lives, qualified by seven types of life force, are manifesting through the medium of seven planets. Five other Lives express themselves through five planets, of which two remain to he discovered.

 

 1. The Sun (Substituted for Vulcan)

 

 2. Jupiter

 

 3. Saturn

 

 

I.

 4. Mercury

 

 5. Venus

 

 6. Mars

 

 7. The Moon (Substituted for Uranus)

 

 8. Pluto

 

 

II.

 9. Neptune

 

10. The Earth

 

11. Undiscovered

 

 

III.

12. Undiscovered

 

This is the Exoteric division.

The Kingdoms of Nature and the Planets. In this cycle:

1. The mineral kingdom—Pluto and Vulcan

2. The vegetable kingdom—Venus and Jupiter

3. The animal kingdom—The Moon and Mars

4. The human kingdom—Mercury and Saturn

5. The kingdom of souls—Neptune and Uranus

6. Synthesising these five—The Sun

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