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ZODIACAL MEDITATIONS

by
The Tibetan
On the Origin of the Zodiacal Meditations..........................................................................1
Introduction..........................................................................................................................2
Aries.....................................................................................................................................8
Meditation Formula for Aries......................................................................................13
Taurus.................................................................................................................................15
Meditation Formula for Taurus....................................................................................17
emini................................................................................................................................18
Meditation Formula for emini...................................................................................2!
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DATA ON THE ZODIACAL MEDITATIONS
1. These 12 meditations ha$e t+o im)ortant ,)oints of crisis-.
a. The 12 seed thoughts that contain the )otent factor in the )rocess.
/. The 12 s0m/ols that constitute the )reci)itating agenc0 of the energ0 in$o1ed and e$o1ed.
2. The 12 s0m/ols are.
a. *2)ressi$e of the 3ualit0 of the 4ising "ign.
/. Indicati$e e2otericall0 of the relation /et+een the 4ising "ign and the "un "ign.
c. 5reci)itating the e$o1ed energ0.
3. The o/6ecti$es of the meditation )rocess are.
a. To )roduce a relation /et+een the "un "ign and the 4ising "ign.
/. To /ring in the )otenc0 of the 4ising "ign to the )ersonalit0 life in full e2)ression
e$entuall0.
c. To fuse the three energies of the "un "ign% the 4ising "ign and the O))osing "ign /0 the
)rocess of in$ocation and e$ocation.
7. These three )otencies are.
a. 5reci)itated /0 the s0m/ol.
/. Fused in the seed thought.
c. Transmitted /0 the esoteric )lanet to the re3uired rece)ti$e center.
The )oint of ma6or rece)tion is e$er the a+a1ening head center% and the inflo+ing energ0 is
distri/uted from there to the recei$ing )oint.
5. The )rocess in the consciousness of the disci)le is as follo+s.
a. The disci)le focuses himself in the "un "ign.
/. 8e meditates u)on the )otencies and 3ualities of the 4ising "ign.
c. 8e $isions fulfillment and achie$ement in the O))osing "ign.
9. These meditations are onl0 5art 1 of the full meditation formula.
a. The0 are concerned +ith the reali:ation of the )ur)ose of the energ0% em/odied in the 4ising
"ign.
/. The0 deal +ith the effects of the e$o1ed energ0 in relation to the "un "ign.
c. The0 release the energ0 of the 4ising "ign% e2)ress "oul )ur)ose and /ring the ;ill into
action.
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ON THE ORIGIN OF THE ZODIACAL MEDITATIONS
In the concluding section of the "cience of Triangles < +ritten during ;orld ;ar T+o < => made the
follo+ing )rediction.
The old e2oteric astrolog0 +ill still )ersist and )ro$e its usefulness +here the a$erage )erson is in
3uestion% focused in his )ersonalit0 life and oriented to+ard the material +orld. Much )rogress to+ard
right understanding of astrolog0 +ill come later +hen certain ne+ meditations on the t+el$e signs of the
:odiac are made a$aila/le. ;hen the +orld again settles do+n to calmer li$ing% and conditions are
ad6usted to a more sta/le rh0thm% these ne+ meditations can form a )otent source of usefulness in
,/rightening the +e/ of life- and in )roducing more effecti$e s)iritual li$ing among men.
Esoteric Astrology% ). 7?8
As these +ords +ere +ritten% the Ti/etan had alread0 em/ar1ed% or +as a/out to em/ar1% on the dictation
of these ne+ meditations and the accom)an0ing information to AA#. It must ha$e /een a com)le2 )ro6ect%
/ecause each meditation +as an e2)ression of a )articular formula and re3uired a )articular seed thought.
There +as also a ;ord of 5o+er to /e /rought into the meditations.
8o+e$er% there is a sense in the a/o$e )aragra)h that the time for the ne+ meditations had not 0et
arri$ed due to the ;ar@ li$ing conditions needed to /e sta/ili:ed. In an e2tract a))arentl0 +ritten earlier Asee
the /eginning of the IntroductionB => e2hi/ited no such reser$ations and )lanned to issue the meditations as
soon as his anal0sis of the :odiacal constellations AEsoteric Astrology% )). ?!C7!7B +as finished.
As the Introduction indicates% => +ent ahead +ith the )ro6ect /ut ga$e out the meditation formulas
incom)lete% +ithholding the seed thoughts altogether. 8e mentions here that the seed thoughts +ere entrusted
to AA# and Allen Murra0 Aan Arcane "chool coC+or1erB% /ut so far the0 ha$enDt turned u). In a tal1 to
students on Ma0 17% 1?73% AA# said that she found the meditation formulas $er0 interesting% e$en if
incom)lete. "he added% ,I ha$e the +ords Eseed thoughtsF that should go in. I do not 1no+ +hat the0 mean.
;hat +e are reall0 doing is /uilding for the students and disci)les at the end of the centur0.- This concurs
+ith =>% +ho +rote that the meditations +ould /e )racticed ,later in the centur0 +hen there +ill /e a
dee)ened astrological res)onse% a resultant understanding due to an increasing research into the nature of the
:odiacal forces and a /etter )s0chological understanding of the human /eing.- A"ee the Introduction%
)aragra)h 3.B &e$ertheless he )roceeded% sa0ing% ,the time has come to outline the )rocesses and techni3ues
and gi$e the E)artialF formulas.-
8o+e$er% the Ti/etanDs la/or /ro1e off after the emini meditation and% a))arentl0% +as ne$er resumed.
;hat remains is a tantali:ing /eginning and a )romise of great things to come if it could e$er /e reali:ed.
=> affirmed his faith that intuiti$e disci)les +ould ha$e the a/ilit0 to do their o+n research +ith the aid of
hints. There is also the )ossi/ilit0 that the material is still a$aila/le to the 8ierarch0 and that the missing
)ortions could still /e transmitted.
There is indirect e$idence that at the time => discontinued this )ro6ect he as1ed that this material /e
filed a+a0 and not gi$en out. &o+ that the end of the centur0 has come and gone% it seems a))ro)riate to
circulate these teachings so that as)irants and disci)les can learn of an em)o+ering ne+ +a0 to align +ith
and strengthen the "oul )ur)ose that chose our indi$idual astrological configurations.
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INTRODUCTION
Gou +ill remem/er that in an earlier instruction A+hich I ha$e as1ed AA# to inter)olate hereB I )romised
to gi$e 0ou certain teaching a/out some future meditations that +ill /e )racticed later this centur0 +hen the
esoteric side of astrolog0 is /etter understood and humanit0 has come through the )resent +orld crisis. At
that time I said.
;hen +e ha$e finished our anal0sis of the t+el$e :odiacal constellations% I +ill gi$e 0ou t+el$e
meditations that +ill /e suita/le for the t+el$e t0)es of disci)les that the0 re)resent% thus gi$ing 0ou that
techni3ue in meditation )rocesses that +ill ena/le the Heo indi$idual% for instance% to /ring a/out more
ra)idl0 the fusion of the higher and the lo+er sel$es. I +ill also gi$e 0ou t+el$e seed thoughts u)on
+hich the :odiacal su/6ect can +or1 for the )eriod of one 0ear or a longer time if needed. There is an
occult significance in t+el$e months of oneC)ointed effort% ho+e$er% that as)irants +ould do +ell to
consider% assigning themsel$es that c0clic )eriod for a definite and earnest effort.
#efore )roceeding to gi$e 0ou the first of these meditations% I +ould li1e to s)ea1 a fe+ +ords a/out the
)rocess and also remind 0ou of certain facts that it is necessar0 to /ear in mind if these ,magical formulas-
are to )ro$e effecti$e. These meditations are not being given out for general use. The0 +ill not /e em)lo0ed
until later in this centur0 +hen there +ill /e a dee)ened astrological res)onse% a resultant understanding due
to an increasing research into the nature of the :odiacal forces and a /etter )s0chological understanding of
the human /eing. #ut the time has come to outline the )rocesses and techni3ues and gi$e the formulas. These
latter are /eing sent out incomplete% for it is not desired that the0 should /e used% )articularl0 at a time +hen
humanit0 is undergoing e2cessi$e tension and strain. The com)leted formulas are in the hands of AA# and
AM EAllen Murra0F.
I shall not% therefore% ela/orate the instructions. I shall onl0 gi$e those indications that +ill /e sufficient
to ena/le the true and earnest occult student to )enetrate into the heart of the m0ster0 himself. 8umanit0 has
reached the )oint +here there is ade3uate intellectual de$elo)ment to ena/le the disci)le to do his o+n
research +ith the aid of hints@ humanit0 has )assed out of the stage +herein it must learn orall0% li1e infants%
from a teacher.
I +ill /egin +ith the follo+ing conditioning remar1s.
1. These meditations < as I earlier stated < are onl0 for those +ho are u)on the 5ath of =isci)leshi). The0
are not for use /0 an0one e2ce)t pledged disci)les. An indi$idual must 1no+ +ithin himself that he is
irre$oca/l0 )ledged to the ser$ice of the 8ierarch0 and of humanit0 Ain $irtue of his conscious lin1 +ith
his "oulB /efore he can achie$e an0 success in the use of these formulas or can% +ith safet0% use them.
2. The )otenc0 of the entire meditation )rocess is contained in the seed thought% for +hich all the first ste)s
are sim)l0 )re)arator0 and the last are )reci)itating or anchoring. There is one seed thought for each
sign. These are not /eing gi$en to 0ou at this time% hence the futilit0 of an0one attem)ting to use these
meditations until the entire formula is in their hands.
3. 'onnected +ith each of these t+el$e signs of the :odiac and their a))ro)riate meditations is a )eculiar
s0m/ol that is esotericall0 called ,the )reci)itating agent-@ this ser$es < +hen correctl0 en$isaged < to
focus the energies that the disci)le is see1ing to in$o1e and to use for his o+n /etterment and for the
hel)ing of humanit0.
7. There are% as 0ou 1no+% t+o signs that are of significant% o)erati$e effect in the life of an0 indi$idual. the
"un "ign and the 4ising "ign. The "un "ign is the sign of the constellation AI +ould ha$e 0ou note that
)hrasingB in +hich the disci)le ha))ens to /e /orn@ the 4ising "ign is the sign of the constellation the
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energ0 of +hich must /e used to fulfill Soul purpose in an0 )articular life c0cle or incarnation. The "un
"ign conditions the )ersonalit0@ the 4ising "ign must condition the inner )erson and e$entuall0 dominate
the "un "ign. These meditations are magical formulas or ,formulas of in$ocation%- and their o/6ecti$e is
to /ring the )otencies of the 4ising "ign into fuller e2)ression in the life of the )ersonalit0. There must%
therefore% /e esta/lished a relation /et+een the "un "ign and the 4ising "ign.
5. I ha$e )ost)oned the gi$ing of these meditations until certain /asic )ro)ositions re the "cience of
Triangles had /een gras)ed /0 the student /ecause these meditation formulas are /ased u)on the )lanned
fusion < /0 in$ocation < of three /asic energies. those of the 4ising "ign% those of the "un "ign and those
of the sign that is o))osite to that of the "un "ign Anot o))osite to the 4ising "ignB. 8a$e these three
carefull0 in mind as 0ou stud0 the theme of these meditations.
9. These three )otencies < co$ered /0 the s0m/ol% fused in the seed thought and )reci)itated /0 recognition
of the esoteric )lanet that go$erns the Rising Sign < /ecome effecti$e in the e2)ression of the disci)le in
the three +orlds% through the medium of ser$ice to humanit0.
7. ;e ha$e% therefore% the follo+ing technical in$ocation% e$ocation and demonstration of force.
I O))osite "ign
I 4ising "ign
I "un "ign
I *soteric )lanet
I 'enter in the disci)leDs form nature
A )hrase in The Old Commentary is here e2)lanator0.
When that which rises over the horizon the boundary becomes the guiding light the !ath runs
clear from the highest to the lowest and lo the three are one" And then the little two of the lower
system are lost in the final glory" The planet disappears" #ts lowest reflection disappears and only the
triple sun is seen"
8. It might here /e stated that the disci)le focuses in himself the "un "ign and this conditions his
)ersonalit0@ he see1s to reali:e the )otenc0 of the 4ising "ign and this )roduces the ensuing conflict in
his life@ he also as)ires to fulfillment in the )olar o))osite of his "un "ign A+hich indicates )ersonalit0
)erfectionB and thus see1s to demonstrate the fusion of three forces% )otencies or energies.
?. The meditation formulas here gi$en are concerned onl0 +ith the reali:ation of the )ur)ose of the
energies of the 4ising "ign and their effect +hen /rought into relation +ith the "un "ign. The0 are onl0
the first )art of the )rocess of the meditation or of the e$ocati$e in$ocation that +ill release the energ0 of
the 4ising "ign through the medium of the "un "ign. The0% conse3uentl0% )roduce a greater e2)ression of
"oul intent and )ur)ose in the life of the disci)le.
1!. This e$ocati$e )rocess /rings into acti$it0 the ;ill as)ect of the disci)le. This demonstrates in the
)ersonalit0 as the a/ilit0 to $isuali:e the s0m/ol Ae2)ressi$e of the nature and the 3ualit0 of the 4ising
"ignB and to concentrate on the fundamental thought that ena/les the disci)le to in$o1e% e$o1e% and to
)reci)itate the desired energ0 into his $ital or etheric /od0 A$ia one of the esoteric )lanets and one of the
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se$en centersB. The )oint of rece)tion is e$er the head center from +hich )oint the incoming energ0 is
distri/uted to the other centers in the etheric net+or1.
11. There are twelve symbols% one for each of the t+el$e :odiacal signs. These s0m/ols are $er0 ancient and
are gi$en onl0 to )ledged disci)les. There are twelve seed thoughts or formulas of +ords that% +hen
related to the t+el$e s0m/ols% /ring through the needed energ0 from the t+el$e signs of the :odiac.
12. These s0m/ols and seed thoughts are used in connection +ith the Rising "ign and ne$er +ith the "un
"ign. ;hen the horosco)e is )ro)erl0 cast and the 4ising "ign is accuratel0 determined% then the
disci)le% ,ta1ing his stand u)on the firm foundation of his radiant sun% sees another sun arise o$er the
hori:on. This second sun a))ears to him a goal. #et+een this sun and the second sun% he sees a form
arise@ he hears a ;ord go forth and < as the s0m/ol sha)es itself and as that ;ord e$o1es res)onse < the
second sun o/literates the first. And% +hen these t+o suns /lend and merge% a third is seen.-
13. An illustration of this )rocess ma0 ser$e to clarif0 the mind. ;e +ill ta1e% for instance% the case of a
disci)le /orn in June.
The "un "ign. emini
The 4ising "ign. 5isces
The o))osing sign. "agittarius
The esoteric ruler. 5luto
Focused in. the a))ro)riate center in the $ital /od0 of the disci)le
The s0m/ol +ill e2otericall0 de)ict the relationshi) /et+een the 4ising "ign and the "un "ign@
esotericall0 it +ill )reci)itate the incoming energ0.
The seed thought +ill e$o1e the )otenc0 of the 4ising "ign through in$ocation.
This is "tage One of the )rocess. "tages T+o and Three A+hich relate to the o))osing sign and +hich
)roduce :odiacal alignmentB cannot /e gi$en here.
17. These meditations must al+a0s /e follo+ed /0 the disci)le ta1ing an u)right% standing )osition% facing
to+ards the constellation that is the 4ising "ign in an0 )articular incarnation% +here$er that constellation
ma0 /e in the circle of the 8ea$ens at the time of meditation. This he can al+a0s ascertain.
15. 8e must then su/6ecti$el0 assume the right attitude of mind. There are three factors% therefore% that must
/e carefull0 seen and recogni:ed.
a. The attitude to+ard the 4ising "ign.
/. The recognition of relationshi) /et+een the )ersonalit0 As0m/oli:ed /0 the "un "ignB and the 4ising
"ign Aindicating "oul )ur)oseB.
c. A correct state of mind or consciousness.
19. ;e can see% therefore% that the intent at this stage of the :odiacal meditation is.
a. To /ring a/out the alignment of t+o energies < that of the "un "ign and that of the 4ising "ign.
/. To )roduce% /0 this alignment and conse3uent inflo+% a fusion +ith the energies of the o))osite of
the "un "ign in order that three energies ma0 )re)are the disci)le for initiation. The t+o energies
ha$e to /e /lended in order to set u) an ade3uate magnetic )ull so that res)onse ma0 /e forthcoming
from the o))osite.
c. To facilitate the e2)ression of these energies in the dail0 life of the disci)le% through stimulating the
$ital or etheric /od0.
d. To )resent o))ortunit0 for the ;ill as)ect of the disci)le to dis)la0 itself.
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e. To /ring into increasing acti$it0 the centers a/o$e the dia)hragm. It should /e noted in this
connection that in the case of the pledged disci)le
i The energ0 of the "un "ign is focused in the a$na center.
ii The energ0 of the 4ising "ign )ours through the heart center.
iii The energ0 of the sign in o))osition to the "un "ign ,+ill faintl0 stir- the head center.
i$ The energ0 of the esoteric )lanet is focused through the throat center.
17. I +ould li1e here to refer to the )rocess of in$ocation and e$ocation% )ointing out the difference /et+een
them.
a. #nvocation )resu))oses intense acti$it0 on the )art of the in$o1ing agent% the disci)le in this case. It
in$ol$es a )ersistent a))lication of the +ill% the focused intention of that +ill Aclearl0 a))rehended
/0 the disci)le in his mindB and then a )lanned outgoing or a ,going forth +ith oneC)ointed
direction- to+ards the #eing or the energ0 to /e in$o1ed. The disci)le /ecomes sim)l0 and onl0 a
focused% conscious% magneti:ed center% demanding res)onse and +or1ing scientificall0 to+ards that
end.
/. Evocation in$ol$es the res)onse acti$it0 on the )art of the in$o1ed #eing or energ0@ this res)onse is
recogni:ed /0 the one +ho in$o1es. The recognition has /een made )ossi/le /ecause the disci)le has
)roduced that d0namic acti$it0 of the +ill that is /ased on +hat is esotericall0 called ,the
)resentation of similarities.- There has to /e that in the disci)le that is similar in nature and ali1e in
3ualit0 to the energ0 and the #eing in$o1ed. It +ill /e a))arent% therefore% that onl0 those can use
these meditations +ith efficac0 and +ithout danger +hose horosco)es are entirel0 accurate@ this
means that the 4ising "ign can /e 1no+n +ith e2actitude.
18. The meditation )rocess falls into four definite stages% +hich +e can descri/e as follo+s.
a. The stage of preparation. In this stage the disci)le comes to an understanding of his )ro/lem%
recogni:es the nature of the )otencies +ith +hich he is dealing and la0s the ground for action. In the
recognition of the energies +ith +hich he is occu)ied% he reali:es that the0 are
i The )otencies of the e3ui)ment +ith +hich his "un "ign has endo+ed him.
ii The )otencies of the 4ising "ign +ith +hich it is the intention of his "oul to endo+ him.
iii The )otencies of the o))osing sign that esotericall0 indicates the )oint of attainment possible
through the fusion of the t+o other energies.
This )re)arator0 stage is one of reflection% of mental )re)aration and of the raising of the
consciousness to as high a le$el as )ossi/le. These meditations < to /e trul0 successful < in$ol$e the
use of the Antah%arana and the ca)acit0 of the disci)le to )reser$e simultaneousl0 t+o stages of
meditati$e )rocess. i.e.% the sustained consciousness of himself% the dedicated% attenti$e% $isuali:ing
and rece)ti$e agent% the )ledged disci)le and < at the same time < the consciousness of himself as the
"oul% e2)ressing as far as )ossi/le in this life c0cle the energ0 of the 4ising "ign. These t+o
recognitions are li1e t+o )aralleling streams of consciousness% e2)ressed in continuit0.
/. The stage of invocation. From this attained dual consciousness% the disci)le focuses his intention /0 a
definite )lanned act of the +ill and then /ecomes a )ositi$e agent@ he ne2t )ro6ects his forces
out+ard and u)+ard As0m/olicall0 s)ea1ingB through the medium of the indicated seed thought% the
magical formula or the ,sacred )hrases- of +hich he has /een )ut in )ossession. These magical
formulas ha$e three clear significances. the0 e$o1e the energies of the 4ising "ign@ the0 )enetrate
d0namicall0 < li1e a shaft of )ure +hite light < to the sign that is in o))osition to the "un "ign@ and
the0 focus the energies of the "un "ign. This last )oint constitutes the )reliminar0 ste). ()on the
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de)th and the )enetrati$e 3ualit0 of the disci)leDs concentration +ill de)end the nature and the
)ersistence of the ,in$ocati$e rite%- as it is sometimes called.
c. The stage of evocation. This concerns the res)onse of the disci)le in the three +orlds or the reaction
of the lo+er of the t+o continuous streams of consciousness earlier referred to. The higher state of
a+areness or the higher stream of consciousness is focused and used in the in$ocator0 stage@ the
lo+er is used in the stage of res)onse or a))ro)riation. In this stage% the seed thought ha$ing done its
magical +or1 and called forth res)onse% the s0m/ol is no+ used Athrough correct meditation and
$isuali:ationB as the agent through +hich the e$o1ed energ0 is )reci)itated and a))ro)riated /0 the
disci)le% functioning in his etheric /od0 and so +or1ing consciousl0 +ith the centers. This is the true
la0a 0oga that +ill su)ersede the 0oga of the centers as no+ taught and )reser$ed in the ancient
formulas of India. "tudents +ould do +ell to note ho+ in the stage of in$ocation and through the use
of the seed thought% a triangle of energies is considered and dealt +ith.
I O))osing "ign
I 4ising "ign
I "un "ign
These are the three constellations that condition the indi$idual +hether he recogni:es it or not. In the
e$ocator0 stage a lesser triangle a))ears and is used.
I esoteric )lanet
head center I I some center in the $ital /od0
Thus% e$entuall0 0ou ha$e the follo+ing relationshi) esta/lished.
I
I
I
I
I I
The esoteric )lanet that is em)lo0ed as transmitter is the one that rules the 4ising "ign. These si2
)oints of energ0 < in$o1ing% e$o1ed and recei$ing < are% for the )ur)oses of these meditations%
contained within the s0m/ol /eing em)lo0ed as the )reci)itating agenc0. This s0m/ol is% in its turn%
/rought into li$ingness and usefulness through the medium of the seed thought or magical formula%
rightl0 used.
d. The stage of appropriation. This stage is the final one and /rings the disci)le ,/ac1 to earth.- It is a
)eriod of dee) reflection and /rooding u)on the +or1 accom)lished. It falls into t+o )arts.
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First% that in +hich the nature of the energies in$o1ed and e$o1ed are carefull0 registered and an
attem)ted sensiti$it0 is de$elo)ed and an understanding is arri$ed at as to effects that these energies
+ill )roduce u)on the disci)le in the three +orlds. 8e +ill reali:e that the effects of the
i =0namic o))osite sign +ill )roduce the e$ocation of his +ill u)on the mental )lane.
ii Magnetic 4ising "ign +ill )roduce effecti$e changes in his grou) life and +or1% +hich +or1 is
an e2)ression of a correct a))reciation of lo$e and +ill demonstrate )rimaril0 u)on the astral
)lane.
iii Acti$e "un "ign +ill condition his ser$ice on the )h0sical )lane.
"econd% that in +hich he registers consciousl0 in t+o centers% +hich res)ond as follo+s.
i The head center% +hich res)onds to the energies of the constellations
ii The a))ro)riate center% ruled /0 the )articular esoteric )lanet% go$erning the 4ising "ign. *ach
sacred )lanet% it must /e remem/ered% rules one or other of the se$en centers in the etheric /od0.
&ote. In stud0ing the a/o$e )oints% and in the effort to com)rehend the meditation )rocess% +e +ill use% as an
illustration% the signs to /e found in the chart of a disci)le /orn in emini. I ha$e chosen this sign as a case in
)oint /ecause the Master >8 has emini for 8is "un "ign% +ith 5isces rising. ;e shall ha$e% therefore% for
elucidator0 and e2)lanator0 )ur)oses the follo+ing setu) Aif I ma0 use such a termB.
"un "ign emini Muta/le 'ross *soteric 4uler. Kenus
The 3ualities of relationshi) and intuition.
The sign of the &essenger.
4ising "ign 5isces Muta/le 'ross *soteric 4uler. 5luto
The 3ualities of $ision and )eace. The +ill to die for humanit0.
The sign of the World Savior.
O))osing "ign "agittarius Muta/le 'ross *soteric 4uler. *arth
The 3ualities of insight% com)assion. 'onscious controlled e$olution.
The sign of the !ledged 'isciple.
It is the clarit0 of these agencies of transmitted energ0 that lead me to choose them in ma1ing this )rocess
clearer to 0ou. All three constellations ha))en to /e on the 'ross of 'hange% mutation% fle2i/ilit0% human
understanding@ all indicate the goal of the disci)le in training. In the case of the Master >8% all three ha$e
no+ /een reached% and all are demonstrating as achie$ed s)iritual consciousness% right relationshi)s and
infinite com)assion.
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ARIES
"un "ign. Aries the 4am% the sign of /eginnings
4ising "ign. =etermined /0 the horosco)e and /ased on the moment of /irth.
O))osite "ign. Hi/ra% the /alance.
*soteric )lanet. The ruling )lanet of the rising sign% +hiche$er that ma0 /e.
"eed Thought. &ot gi$en here. 'o)ies of it are in the hands of AA# and A. Murra0.
"0m/ol. i$en later in this )a)er.
Hypothetical Relationship in Aies
O))osite "ign. Hi/ra
I
I 4ising "ign. Kirgo
A4uler. the MoonB
I "un "ign. Aries
I *soteric 5lanet. Kulcan. 4a0 1
I The 8eart 'enter in this case
(otes on this relationship)
1. The Sun Sign) Aries indicates the e3ui)ment and setting of the )ledged disci)le. The disci)le is here
consciousl0 treading the )ath.
2. The Rising Sign is Kirgo% in this instance% re)resenting the t0)e of "oul energ0. It connotes the acti$it0 of
the ind+elling 'hrist. The "oul see1s control of form.
3. The Opposing Sign) Hi/ra re)resents monadic energ0. It signifies the +ill to achie$e /alance.
7. The esoteric planet% Kulcan% $eiled /0 the Moon% e2)resses the +illCtoC/e% in this case to manifest as the
"oul. The Moon% transmitting Fourth 4a0 force% e2)resses the +illCtoCstruggle in order to be.
The %eynote of this meditation is the e$ocation of the Will coming from the Monad% e$o1ed /0 the "oul%
registered /0 the )ersonalit0.
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ARIES! THE RAM
O/6ect. To e$o1e /0 in$ocation the energ0 of the 4ising "ign% set u) a relation +ith the
O))osite "ign and fuse /oth +ith the "un "ign.
#efore +e outline these meditations% I +ould li1e to thro+ some light u)on three +ords that are
fre3uentl0 used in connection +ith meditation and that ha$e a )eculiar significance in these )articular
meditations. I desire clarit0% if )ossi/le% in order that the +or1 can /e effecti$e in conditioning the
consciousness of the race later in this centur0. Familiarit0 +ith these ideas is )ossi/le toda0 and some
)ractice gi$en to these formulas e$en if the seed thought is +ithheld for the )resent. These three +ords are.
!rocess Techni*ue and +ormula. Het us ta1e them in turn.
!rocess. These meditations +ill /e of no ser$ice to the disci)le unless the0 e$entuall0 emerge in 0our
minds as one com)lete +hole% and unless the0 )resent a s0nthetic series of e$ents in +hich 0ou are a
)artici)ant. The0 differ from ordinar0 +or1ing rituals. The effecti$eness of ordinar0 rituals is de)endent
u)on the )lanned intelligent thin1ing that lies /ehind them +hile the0 are /eing used. The0 are intended to /e
the result of understanding% organi:ed )ur)ose% )otent intent and a sta/le% )oised consciousness. The thin%ing
that underlies them must precede their use. ;hile em)lo0ing ,formulas of e$ocation%- there is no such
mental distur/ance as )rogressi$e thought. There is sim)l0 the attitude of in$ocation% a memori:ed ca)acit0
to follo+ the meditation almost automaticall0% )lus an uns+er$ing focused intention /ased u)on the ;ill.
This s0nthesis of attitudes can and +ill )reci)itate the energ0 in$o1ed and guide it to the rece)ti$e center%
earlier determined /0 ra0% /0 need and ca)acit0.
The )rocess referred to is that of the su/6ecti$e% conscious )re)aration that )recedes the meditation +or1.
#0 this I do not mean an0 )eriod of set +or1 done )rior to the in$ocati$eCe$ocati$e acti$it0. I refer to a
constantl0 culti$ated attitude of mind% of continuous thin1ing and of stead0 com)rehension of the +or1 to /e
done. This can ta1e )lace at an0 time as the disci)le )roceeds a/out his current duties.
;hen he /egins the more formal ritualistic )rocess% much of the initial )re)aration +ill ha$e /een done.
This disci)le +ill ha$e familiari:ed himself +ith the 3ualities% nature and o/6ecti$es of his "un "ign and
a))reciates% therefore% the nature of the a))aratus and e3ui)ment +ith +hich he has /een )ro$ided /0 the
"oul and has gras)ed /oth the good and the /ad as)ects +ith +hich he must deal. 8e 1no+s the nature of his
)resent ra0 in relation to the "un "ign and has considered +hether this ra0 dominates his dail0 life or is
conditioned /0 the "oul ra0. 8e is a+are% therefore% of his life )ro/lem% of his immediate o/6ecti$es% of his
assets as a disci)le and of his limitations.
8e has studied also the nature and attri/utes of his 4ising "ign@ he has )ondered u)on his "oul o/6ecti$es
and goals and has lin1ed the 3ualit0 of his "oul ra0 to his life +or1% to his esoteric grou) and% therefore% to
some one of the Masters under ;hose instruction he ser$es. AForget not that I told 0ou that onl0 )ledged
disci)les can use these formulas in their full and com)lete formB. 8e reali:es that he must himself function as
a recei$ing )oint for the /lended energies of the "un "ign and the 4ising "ign and that < as a recei$ing )oint
< he )ossesses +ithin himself t+o )oints of rece)tion. the head center and one other center% according to ra0%
need or desired acti$it0.
8e is a+are li1e+ise of the nature of the 3ualif0ing energies of the O))osing "ign% /ut 1no+s that until
he has ta1en the third initiation and has recei$ed the second half of this meditation formula% that his
)erce)tion% )o+ers of a))ro)riation and res)onse must remain largel0 theoretical and intellectuall0 )ercei$ed
and that as 0et the a/ilit0 to fuse the third energ0 must remain in the realm of ,+ishful thin1ing- and not in
the realm of )ractical e2)erience.
8e 1no+s that the d0namic +ill l0ing /ehind this meditation is that of a))lied +ill and of consistent%
consecuti$e thought. At the )resent his +ill nature is largel0 em/r0onic /ecause +ill is not determination%
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)ersistent intelligent effort or em)hasi:ed desire@ it is the scientific a))lication of a )eculiar energ0 +hose
3ualities are s0nthesis% )o+er to ,detach from limitation%- the destruction of /oundaries or Aas it is sometimes
called in the language of esotericismB the a/ilit0 ,to )erforate the ringC)assCnot of the /lended "oul and form
and release the s)irit into the larger life.- It is% therefore% a d0namic scientific a))lication of energ0 in order
to effect li/eration from limitation. It is the +illCtoC/e and is not the +illCtoCdo or the +illCtoCsee% /oth of
these /eing as)ects of "oul and form.
I +ould ha$e 0ou thin1 this out carefull0% for it is essential that some glimmer of understanding as to the
nature of the +ill is )resent in our consciousness +hen I em)lo0 the +ord in these meditations. It is
necessar0 that 0ou gras) the fact that the s)iritual +ill is not +hat 0ou ha$e ordinaril0 su))osed% /ut is a
definite t0)e of energ0 < the highest )resent in our )lanetar0 life. To )rofit /0 these e2ercises 0ou must
a))reciate this fact and stri$e for intuiti$e )erce)tion of the truth. All the )rocesses underta1en must )recede
the use of the meditation formula. Once that is underta1en% thought must cease and a much higher acti$it0
must su)er$ene. A )urel0 automatic formula +ill ta1e the )lace of ordinar0 meditation% and the disci)le
/ecomes sim)l0 a )oint of e$ocation@ he )roceeds +ith the desired +or1@ the mental )rocesses end /ecause
the0 ha$e /een )re$iousl0 so effecti$el0 carried for+ard. The disci)le has achie$ed in his consciousness.
1. A )oint or focus of illumination < he stands in the light.
2. A )osition of intensi$e )olari:ation% as a "oul% focused in the head and mind.
3. An orientation that is undistur/ed.
7. A reali:ation of the nature of the +or1 to /e done that is% for him% his highest )oint of clarification.
Thought is therefore arrested% and another t0)e of +or1 ta1es its )lace. It might /e said Ain m0 effort to
clarif0 this )rocess in 0our consciousnessB that these meditations are onl0 carried for+ard effecti$el0 +hen
the stage of contem)lation has /een reached and that it is the "oul% in the last anal0sis% +ho em)lo0s these
meditations. It is the "oul% as anchored in the /od0% using the mind and affecting the /rain that uses these
meditations% and the )ersonalit0 ,standing in the "un- sees the realit0 ,rising o$er the hori:on.- Then% facing
the imminent )ossi/ilities% the "oul in$o1es the )olar o))osite A")irit or Monad% s0m/oli:ed /0 the ,"ign of
'om)letion-B and% in the tension of the )oint of crisis )reci)itated% e$o1es the +ill that unifies the three. This
unification is the result of the correct use of the formula% )receded /0 man0 hours of 3uiet )rocess.
Techni*ue. This gro+s out of a clear understanding of the goal% out of the su/6ecti$e acti$it0 of the
)receding mental )rocess and a theoretical gras) of the formula. Techni3ue a))lies to the scientific handling
of e3ui)ment% in this case the disci)leDs form nature or the inherited a))aratus < )h0sical% emotional and
mental < +ith +hich his "oul has endo+ed him in an0 incarnation. This e3ui)ment% go$erned /0 the "un
"ign% must /e made res)onsi$e to the energies emanating from the 4ising "ign and the relati$el0 /rief and
c0clic inter)la0 that has characteri:ed the relation /et+een the "un "ign and the 4ising "ign. 8is e3ui)ment%
through +hich the energies of the 4ising "ign must /e e2)ressed% is fourfold in manifestation. the mental
/od0% the )s0chic nature% the etheric or $ital /od0 and the dense )h0sical $ehicle. For the handling of these%
the disci)le has arri$ed at his o+n techni3ue% differing for each $ehicle. There is an interesting analog0
/et+een the ad$anced occult +or1 he is no+ attem)ting to do and the $ital /od0% +hich might /e made clear
/0 the follo+ing statements.
1. The $ital /od0 is usuall0 the reser$oir of the lo+er form energies% )articularl0 those of the emotional
nature. These direct and condition the dense )h0sical /od0. The0 corres)ond to the function of the "un
"ign as it conditions the disci)le on the )h0sical )lane in connection +ith his a))aratus of e2)ression.
2. The $ital /od0 must /e /rought under mental control% and +hen it is so controlled it mar1s a most
im)ortant ste) for+ard in the life of the as)irant. This is a corres)ondence to the control of the 4ising
"ign o$er the "un "ign.
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3. Hater% the $ital /od0 /ecomes the re)ositor0 of "oul energ0% and the "oul then directs the )h0sical )lane
life of the disci)le. This is a corres)ondence to the control of the Monad and therefore to the fusion of
the O))osite "ign +ith "un "ign% $ia the 4ising "ign.
The techni3ues of control that the disci)le uses as he first /rings the )ersonalit0 under the control of the
"oul Athe "un "ign under the influence of the 4ising "ignB and later /rings these t+o < after the third
initiation < under the control of the Monad Athe )olar o))ositeB are determined /0 ra0% )oint in e$olution%
0oga )ractices and tem)erament. 5onder on this. These techni3ues must /e selfCinitiated and selfCde$elo)ed
and are in the nature of su/6ecti$e determinations% o/6ecti$el0 a))lied.
+ormulas. These formulas are ancient rituals% rh0thms% ceremonials% forms of a))roach or re)ositories of
;ords of 5o+er that are gi$en to the disci)le +hen he is read0% in order to /ring a/out certain fusions%
needed crises% or esoteric e$ents. I 1no+ not ho+ else to con$e0 them to 0ou. The0 are not in an0 +a0
de$elo)ed /0 the disci)le% nor are the0 the result of his o+n thin1ing or )lanning. The0 are the )ro)ert0 of
the reat ;hite Hodge% are of most ancient origin% and must not /e changed or modified /0 the disci)le in
an0 res)ect or the0 +ill lose their )otenc0 and s)iritual effecti$eness. One of the difficulties +ith +hich +e
are faced in con$e0ing them from *ast to ;est is that < in the )rocess of translation < 3uite a little of their
)o+er and significance ma0 a))ear to /e lost. #ut it is in the intent and in the oneC)ointed concentration of
their use that the disci)le +ill )ro$e their )otenc0% and in the hands of ;estern disci)les the0 ma0 )ro$e of
still greater effecti$eness than in the hands of the *astern +or1er% o+ing to the great mental )o+er of the
a$erage ;estern disci)le. The0 are /oth )otent and effecti$e. These t+o +ords do not mean the same thing.
"uch formulas as I am no+ attem)ting to gi$e to the +orld in these t+el$e meditations are ritualistic in intent
and d0namic in result. The0 are% ho+e$er% de)endent u)on the inner )receding thought )rocesses of the
disci)le and the +isdom of his selfCa))lied techni3ues. ;hen the0 fail to )roduce the needed e$ocation of
the +illCtoC/e or a/ilit0 to stand in s)iritual #eing% and the re3uired fusion of energies does not ta1e )lace% it
+ill /e /ecause the disci)leDs su/6ecti$e )rocesses and his techni3ues are at fault. This is his )ersonal
)ro/lem and also a )rotection from )remature success.
More I ma0 not sa0 or im)art. It is for 0ou to /egin the tas1 of instituting the right )rocesses of thought
and the esta/lishing of the right techni3ues of disci)line. I ha$e for 0ears +or1ed +ith this grou) of as)irants
along the lines of techni3ue. I ha$e sought e$er to em)hasi:e in 0our consciousness the Techni3ue of
Meditation% the Techni3ue of the 5resence and the Techni3ue of "er$ice. According to 0our success in
understanding the a/o$e +ill lie 0our a/ilit0 to )rofit < as far as ma0 /e )ossi/le +ithout the seed thought <
/0 these e$ocati$e formulas. Gou can see for 0oursel$es that had I gi$en them earlier and )rior to the
teaching im)arted /0 me through m0 /oo1s the )ast 0ears% the0 +ould ha$e /een meaningless.
These formulas are e2ceedingl0 /rief@ the0 are not long% thoughtful and reflecti$e meditations. The0 are
de)endent u)on 5rocess and Alignment% u)on *2)erience and Focus% and also u)on the a/ilit0 of the disci)le
to function as a "oul. The0 fall into t+o main stages.
Stage ,) #nvocation and Evocation" !reparatory.
1. In this stage the t+el$e seed thoughts are em)lo0ed as the in$o1ing agent.
2. It is the stage of e$ocation% of a))roach and of the su/limation of the as)iration.
3. The clima2 of this stage falls into t+o )arts.
a. The +illCtoC/e is e$o1ed% and +hen this ta1es )lace the O))osite "ign and the 4ising "ign $i/rate
+ithin the same magnetic field.
/. The 3ualit0 of the 4ising "ign Asu))lemented e$entuall0 /ut graduall0 /0 the )otenc0 of the
O))osite "ignB is focused /0 the e$o1ed +ill and oriented to+ard the "un "ign.
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Interlude of conscious "oul attention.
Stage -) !recipitation and Appropriation.
1. In this stage the s0m/ol is the )reci)itating agent.
2. It is the stage of the descent of energ0 as a result of in$ocation% )roducing e$ocation% of rece)tion and of
transmission to the )articular center /elo+ the head center.
3. The clima2 of this stage falls into three )arts.
a. The magnetic )o+er of lo$e comes into acti$it0 and dra+s do+n the energies e$o1ed and oriented in
"tage 1.
/. The esoteric )lanet A+hiche$er it ma0 /eB% the highest head center and the center to /e stimulated
form a ,triangle of rece)tion.-
c. A definite act of rece)tion and conscious a))ro)riation.
Interlude of )ersonalit0 assimilation.
In m0 conditioning remar1s A)). 5C7 a/o$eB I di$ided the +or1 into four stages. I am here sim)lif0ing
these. The stage of )re)aration% there called "tage One% is sim)l0 the stage or )rocess +ith +hich I ha$e dealt
in this instruction. It also includes the stage of techni3ue. The stages of in$ocation and e$ocation are here
)laced /0 me together under "tage 1% /ecause the0 are )urel0 su/6ecti$e% /egin at the highest )oint of
alignment and orientation% and are follo+ed /0 an intensi$e interlude of "oul )erce)tion or of sensiti$e
res)onse to the /lended energies of the O))osite "ign Aan e2)ression of some )hase of the monadic +illB and
the 4ising "ign Aan e2)ression of "oul )ur)oseB.
Then follo+s the stage of )reci)itation in +hich the disci)le u)on the )h0sical )lane < functioning
through his dedicated )ersonalit0 < a))ro)riates% consciousl0 and +ith deli/eration% the descending energ0
and thus /lends +ithin himself the energies of the O))osing "ign% the 4ising "ign and the "un "ign. This
)roduces a focus of energies of enormous )otenc0 in the acti$e e2)ression of the disci)leDs 8ierarchical
ser$ice. Gou can see /0 the a/o$e% therefore% the need for caution on m0 )art in gi$ing out these meditation
formulas. The0 are e2ceedingl0 )otent@ the0 lead to a great increase of energ0 +here the 4ising "ign is
accuratel0 determined and can onl0 /e safel0 em)lo0ed /0 the consecrated and )ledged disci)le +ho is
dedicated to the ser$ice of humanit0 and the 8ierarch0.
I +ould also call 0our attention to the fact that in an0 one incarnation the Monad +or1s through the
O))osing "ign% the "oul through the 4ising "ign and the )ersonalit0 through the "un "ign% and these
necessaril0 $ar0 from life to life.
After due )rocess of thought u)on the 3ualities and effects of the three signs and the nature of the
esoteric )lanet% and ha$ing achie$ed the needed alignment% orientation and focused attention% the disci)le
then ceases to reflect and thin1 and /ecomes a d0namic )oint of acti$it0. 8e then )roceeds +ith the +or1.
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MEDITATION FORMULA FOR ARIES
A;ith Kirgo 4isingB
Stage ,) #nvocation and Evocation" !reparatory.
1. #0 the )o+er of the creati$e imagination% the disci)le sa0s +ithin himself the +ords that com)ose the
seed thought of the 4ising "ign% in this case using the e2am)le of Kirgo.
a. "eed thought not gi$en.
/. 8e then +aits for one minute +ithout an0 thought )rocess /ut seeing the descent of energ0 into the
"oul.
2. This accom)lished% there follo+s an interlude of "oul attention to the act of fusion.
3. 8e then clima2es this fusion /0 the use of a $er0 ancient +ord% un1no+n to modern scholars% of "ensa
origin and 1no+n onl0 to the 8ierarch0. AThis +ord is not gi$en in this formula /ut is +ritten do+n for
later use and is in the hands of AA# and A. Murra0.B
Stage -) !recipitation and Appropriation.
1. The disci)le% 1no+ing that the +or1 is accom)lished% /egins to +ithdra+ again +ithin himself. 8e
remains focused in the "oul /ut )ermits himself to /ecome a+are of the +aiting )ersonalit0% +ithout
losing the consciousness of the Hi/raCKirgo relation Ain this instanceB and their fusion in the "oul as +ill%
)ur)ose% lo$e and o))ortunit0.
2. Again% imaginati$el0% he carries his thought to the ruling )lanet Ain this case Kulcan% $eiled /0 the
MoonB. 8e $isuali:es the crescent moon +ith the ,hammer of od- l0ing ath+art it. 8e sees this
hammer come into li$ing acti$it0 and /egin to fashion the moon form% his
)ersonalit0. The )rocess of fashioning is em)hasi:ed% not the +or1 of conse3uent
destruction. 8e sees the form /eing fitted for the inflo+ of the fused energies from
Kirgo and Hi/ra. 8e sees himself descending in consciousness into the head center%
carr0ing +ith him as a )art of himself the /lended energies and these he
a))ro)riates% using the s0m/ol here de)icted as the chalice of the energies% as it is
called. "0m/olicall0 s)ea1ing% the form Athe moonB has /een hammered into rece)ti$it0 and true
e2)ression /0 the acti$it0 of Kulcan.
3. Then% /0 an act of the +ill and $isuali:ation% he )reci)itates the energ0 thus recei$ed into the heart center
Ain this caseB% there to do its +or1 of /alancing forces% fostering the 'hrist consciousness and ena/ling
him to carr0 out the )lan of his "oul in the *arth life to +hich he is tem)oraril0 committed.
7. Then follo+s an interlude of assimilation and of understanding fusion% +hen thought is again allo+ed to
function. 8itherto it has /een the imagination A)ure and intuiti$e% di$orced from an0 astral conditioningB
that has /een the onl0 indication of /rain acti$it0.
5. 8e then sounds the A(M se$en times Anot the OM% /ut the threefold sound < one letter standing for each
of the three /lended energiesB. Finall0 and occultl0 he ,)roceeds u)on the ;AG.-
I +ould ha$e 0ou note that it is onl0 +hen all t+el$e formulas of meditation are in the hands of the
disci)le that he can carr0 out these meditations accuratel0. The seed thought of the 4ising "ign and the
s0m/ol related to the esoteric )lanet ha$e to /e first ascertained% after the correct casting of the horosco)e%
/efore the disci)le can do this meditation. The ancient ;ord of 5o+er or of Fusion is the same for all t+el$e
meditations% /ut its meaning cannot /e gi$en.
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It is essential that 0ou gras) the need for the positive cessation of thought% the need for a ca)acit0 to
$ision s0ntheticall0 and to gras) this meditation as a com)lete whole in consciousness% )rior to an0
successful underta1ing of its )erformance. There is a thought that lies /ehind the thin1ing of the concrete
mind. It is to that thought I refer and that mode of conscious acti$it0 that is needed.
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TAURUS
"un "ign. Taurus% the #ull% the sign of the illumination of the form nature.
4ising "ign. =etermined /0 the horosco)e and /ased on the moment of /irth.
O))osite "ign. "cor)io% the "er)ent% the sign of disci)leshi) and its tests.
*soteric )lanet. The ruling )lanet of the 4ising "ign% +hiche$er that ma0 /e.
"eed Thought. &ot gi$en here. 'o)ies of it are in the hands of AA# and A. Murra0.
"0m/ol. i$en later in this )a)er.
Hypothetical Relationship in Ta""s
I O))osite "ign. "cor)io
I 4ising "ign. 5isces
A4uler. 5lutoB
I "un "ign. Taurus
I *soteric 5lanet. 5luto. 4a0 1
I A6na 'enter in this case
(otes on this relationship)
1. The Sun Sign% Taurus% definitel0 )re)ares the +a0 for the sense of de$elo)ed dualit0 that is found )resent
in the ne2t sign% emini. I am s)ea1ing in e$er0 case in connection +ith disci)leshi). This )re)aration
comes through the stead0 gro+th of Hight < the light of 1no+ledge first% and then the light of +isdom.
Taurus is esotericall0 ,the Mother of Illumination- /ecause the 5leiades are to /e found in the head of
the #ull% and these stand for su/stance and its inherent light. The disci)le is here consciousl0
endea$oring to do t+o things.
a. Thro+ light Athe light of the "oulB increasingl0 into and u)on the )ersonalit0 nature% thus e$o1ing the
light of the form nature and /lending it +ith the light of the "oul.
/. #ring to an end the )o+er of the form% calling in the ancient rules that en6oin the ,death of the form-
and the ,sla0ing of desire- and also terminate the c0cle of incarnations% of +hich the constant death
of the )ersonal lo+er self is the ageClong s0m/ol. =eath of the )ersonalit0 is /rought a/out through
the influence of Kulcan% and the ending of incarnations through the influence of 5luto% ruling Ain this
caseB the 4ising "ign. The termination of the )rocess of incarnation comes from the matter as)ect%
+hich is no longer a/le to res)ond to the needs of the "oul. 5luto is a nonCsacred )lanet and hence
this influence.
2. The Rising Sign in this h0)othetical case is 5isces% indicating to the disci)le that his goal is to tread the
;a0 of a ;orld "a$ior and also that his )ro/lem is com)lete control of the +ater0% astral nature. ;hen
the astral nature is controlled and a/olished Aagain through the influence of the First 4a0% functioning
through Kulcan and 5lutoB then com)lete% undeflected illumination /ecomes )ossi/le.
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3. The Opposing Sign is "cor)io% )reeminentl0 the sign of disci)leshi)% ruled /0 Mars% the )roducer of
conflict. In the incarnation de)icted in this sign% the disci)le is in a most $i$id sense Ar6una% +ho must
rise u) and fight% +ho sees Athrough the inflo+ of lightB all ,forms gathered together in the Form of the
od of ods.- 8e /egins +ith his o+n form% seeing it as )art of the +hole. In this case it is the Monad
;ho sees the Form and the forms through the e0e of the "oul.
7. The esoteric planet% 5luto% is )eculiarl0 connected +ith form u)on our *arth. 5luto destro0s or /rings
death to all that hinders relationshi) /et+een "oul and form% 6ust as Kulcan /rings to an end all that
o/structs the light. This entire horosco)e concerns the death )rocesses on all le$els in the three +orlds.
The %eynote of this meditation is the death% therefore% of all that )re$ents the disci)le from treading the ;a0
of the ;orld "a$ior@ it e$o1es the )eculiar ,)o+er to endure%- +hich is an as)ect of the ;ill nature of =eit0.
This as)ect is the outstanding characteristic of all ;orld "a$iors.
TAURUS! THE #ULL
Ob$ect. To e$o1e the energ0 of the 4ising "ign% +hiche$er this ma0 /e Ain this case% 5iscesB%
set u) a relation +ith the O))osite "ign and fuse /oth +ith the "un "ign.
I +ould here remind 0ou that these meditation formulas are /uilt around and in connection +ith the
4ising "ign. Therefore% in each case% the0 can /e used in connection +ith an0 "un "ign. All the disci)le has
to do is to find one of the signs +here the h0)othetical 4ising "ign is the one re3uired. 8e can then utili:e
the information gi$en a/out the 4ising "ign and its indi$idual formula +ith +hat he 1no+s in connection
+ith the "un "ign. This he does in the )eriod of reflection )rior to the definite meditation. I shall co$er all the
t+el$e signs% using each one of them as a h0)othetical 4ising "ign.
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MEDITATION FORMULA FOR TAURUS
A;ith 5isces 4isingB
Stage ," #nvocation and Evocation" !reparatory.
1. After )re)aration of the lo+er nature% reflection u)on the sign in$ol$ed% and an attem)t to achie$e such a
focus in the "oul that further effort and thought are needless% the seed thought is used as the agent of
in$ocation. This the disci)le uses +ith all the )o+er of his creati$e imagination% sa0ing +ithin himself
the +ords that com)ose the seed thought of the 4ising "ign% in this case 5isces.
a. The seed thought is not gi$en here.
/. 8e then% +ithout an0 conscious thought )rocess% sees the descent of this First 4a0 as)ect of 5iscean
energ0 descending into the "oul.
2. This accom)lished% the "oul attends to the act of conscious fusion +ith the )ersonalit0% its e2)ression
u)on the *arth.
3. 8e then clima2es this fusion /0 the use of a $er0 ancient +ord% +hich is +ithheld at )resent for general
use or reading.
Stage -" !recipitation and Appropriation.
1. The disci)le% confident no+ of success% +ithdra+s more definitel0 into the consciousness of the "oul Ahe
has /een endea$oring to reach still higher contactsB and /ecomes a+are of the +aiting )ersonalit0% in this
case )articularl0 of the astral nature.
2. 8e no+ carries his thought to the ruling )lanet% 5luto% and )onders u)on death < death of the form nature
and its hold u)on the "oul% death of desire% and death of the life c0cle of re)eated )h0sical incarnations.
8e $ie+s death 6o0ousl0 and as a scientific )rocess of detachment% not to induce suicide in an0 +a0% /ut
to lead u) to the time +hen Aunder the Ha+ of *$olution and >armaB he can consciousl0 +ithdra+ the
life and consciousness as)ects from the im)risoning form. 8e then $isuali:es a tom/ or
ca$e in the mountainside% o)en to the air and unsealed. Inside the tom/ or ca$e% far
distant% he sees a )oint of /rilliant light. raduall0 that )oint of light /ecomes a "un%
/la:ing and a))roaching e$er nearer to the mouth of the tom/ or ca$e% until it com)letel0
o/literates the o)ening and onl0 the "un is seen. Finall0% he $isuali:es himself as standing
+ithin that "un and as disco$ering the "un +ithin himself% and from that ,)oint of
reali:ation- he emits and sends forth light to light the +orld.
3. #0 a definite and focused act of the ;ill% he )reci)itates this light into the a6na center. There it +ill do its
+or1 in e$o1ing the light of su/stance% +hich is the form. It is interesting to note that the 5leiades are to
/e found in the head of Taurus% the #ull. The0 form the a6na center of that constellation% and in this lies a
$alua/le hint.
7. Then follo+s a )eriod of attem)ted reali:ation. This )rocess +ill /e a conscious /lend of /oth feeling
and thought.
5. The A(M is sounded ne2t% si2 times. This is the A(M and not the OM.
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GEMINI
"un "ign. emini% the T+ins% the sign of dualit0 and the ultimate trium)h of "oul o$er form.
4ising "ign. =etermined /0 the horosco)e and /ased on the moment of /irth.
O))osite "ign. "agittarius% the Archer Au)on the +hite horseB% the sign of the oneC)ointed disci)le
< no longer s+a0ed /0 the )airs of o))osites or the $ictim of dualit0.
*soteric )lanet. The ruling )lanet of the 4ising "ign% +hiche$er that ma0 /e.
"eed Thought. &ot gi$en here. 'o)ies of it are in the hands of AA# and A. Murra0.
"0m/ol. i$en later in this )a)er.
Hypothetical Relationship in Ge$ini
I O))osite "ign. "agittarius
I 4ising "ign. Heo
A4uler. the "unB
I "un "ign. emini
I *soteric 5lanet. The "un. 4a0 2
I "olar 5le2us 'enter in this case
(otes on this relationship)
1. The Sun Sign% emini% indicates the )ro/lem% +hich in this sign is al+a0s that of esta/lishing right
relations% i.e.% the control of the di$ine% immortal /rother Athe "oulB o$er the earthl0 mortal /rother Athe
)ersonalit0B. This is co$ered /0 "t. 5aul +here he sa0s. ,The first man is of the *arth% earth0@ the second
Man is the Hord from 8ea$en.- This control of the higher s)iritual as)ect is graduall0 /rought a/out in
the furnace of e2)erience. The incarnated "oul is torn /et+een the )airs of o))osites.
a. ood and e$il or right and +rong.
/. The astral )airs of o))osites.
c. The "oul and the )ersonalit0.
d. The =+eller on the Threshold Aof InitiationB and the Angel of the 5resence.
This is the )ro/lem of the disci)le% successi$el0 faced and sol$ed.
2. The Rising Sign% in this case Heo% gi$es the disci)le the clue to his e$entual success. The "econd 4a0 of
Ho$e /ecomes )otentl0 a$aila/le% thro+ing light and +isdom u)on the affairs of the disci)leDs life +hile
the influence of Heo% gi$ing focused consciousness and the strength of the indi$idual +ill% ma1es the
)ro/lem solu/le in time. The ma6or o/6ecti$e of the emini disci)le is to /ecome focused in the
integrated )ersonalit0 +hile oriented unde$iatingl0 to+ard the "oul. This the Heo force ma1es )ossi/le.
3. The Opposite Sign holds out to the su/6ect a $ision of his goal% the accom)lished dream of the future and
the assurance of final trium)h. "agittarius mar1s that )oint in the e2)erience of the emini su/6ect +hen
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there is no further fluctuation /et+een the )airs of o))osites /ut onl0 the focused intention of the +illCtoC
attain the higher s)iritual o/6ecti$e% as $isioned and understood at an0 one )oint in the life e2)erience.
7. The e.oteric and the esoteric planets are in Heo the same% /ut in this )articular case% at one )hase of the
+or1% the "un is seen as $eiling &e)tune% the transmitter of 4a0 "i2 and its force. 8ere the "un uses this
)lanet as a transmitter of a /lend of the "econd 4a0 and the "i2th 4a0. The "un ma1es a$aila/le the
+isdom and lo$e of the "oul. Though the life of the emini disci)le is e$er one of great difficult0 A/oth
e2oteric and su/6ecti$eB% he al+a0s +al1s in a measure of light and is seldom the $ictim of glamor. 8e
lo$es and li$es in the light. This in itself constitutes a )ro/lem% for the emini disci)le is often the $ictim
of his ma6or $irtues. The light in +hich he +al1s is so clear that he is almost /linded /0 it and has to
learn to /e discriminati$e in handling his life currents. 8e 1no+s so much that he is a)t to /e im)atient
+ith the less s)irituall0 informed or% if he is not im)atient% to e2)ect too much of them. #ut the influence
of the "econd 4a0 in this )articular case +ill hel)% and he +ill e$entuall0 ma1e his final irre$oca/le
decision in "cor)io and /ecome the acce)ted disci)le in "agittarius.
The %eynote of this meditation is light and lo$e% )oured out on the difficult road the emini disci)le has e$er
to tread. 8e sees al+a0s /oth the goal and the limitations and < torn as he e$er is /et+een the higher and the
lo+er < he must +al1 the ,no/le middle ;a0- in the light of his "oul% forgetting himself in the lo$e of all
that li$es.
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MEDITATION FORMULA FOR GEMINI
A;ith Heo 4isingB
Stage ," #nvocation and Evocation" !reparatory.
1. After a )eriod of reflection and focusing% the seed thought is here used. It is the seed thought of the
4ising "ign < in this case Heo.
a. "eed thought is not gi$en.
/. A minuteDs silent thought no+ follo+s and the stead0 $isuali:ing of the descent of energ0 into the
"oul. This has to /e done /0 the use of the creati$e imagination% for the disci)le Aunless he is an
initiate of the third initiationB is not a/le 0et to contact the ")iritual Triad and dra+ do+n the higher
s)iritual and monadic energ0 into the "oul. The consciousness must /e held as steadil0 as )ossi/le at
the $er0 to) of the head.
2. This accom)lished% there follo+s an interlude +herein the disci)le discontinues the use of the creati$e
imagination and acts as the "oul% consciousl0 )erforming an act of fusion.
3. 8e then clima2es this fusion or )rocess of atConeing /0 the use of the $er0 ancient +ord < un1no+n to
modern scholars% /ut that is of "ensa origin% 1no+n to the 8ierarch0. AThis ;ord of 5o+er is not gi$en
here.B
Stage -" !recipitation and Appropriation.
1. The disci)le% satisfied +ith +hat has ta1en )lace and conscious of successful acti$it0% +ithdra+s much
dee)er no+ +ithin himself. In this Heo meditation Aused in connection +ith emini% /ut +hich can /e
used in connection +ith an0 of the t+el$e signsB% he regards himself as a )oint of conscious )o+er%
standing mid+a0 /et+een the )airs of o))osites% at the )oint of e2act e3uili/rium. It might /e said that
this meditation is susce)ti/le of use on man0 different )lanes% and the disci)le should endea$or so to use
it. 8e can 1no+ himself as.
a. Treading the ,no/le middle 5ath- u)on the astral )lane% /alancing the )airs of astral o))osites and
therefore negating their effects and influences.
/. "tanding /efore the door of initiation and there recogni:ing the =+eller on the Threshold and the
Angel of the 5resence. 8e +or1s at the tas1 of /lending these t+o Athe )urified +aiting )ersonalit0%
the matter as)ect and the "oul% the reflection of ")iritB.
c. Focused in the "oul% as the result of a successfull0 accom)lished fusion% he see1s to /lend the lo+er
Triad and the ")iritual Triad on "oul le$els.
d. 4ecogni:ing initiate status% he can% at a later stage% arri$e at a com)rehension of the fusion of s)irit
and matter from the angle of the Monad.
2. ;ithout losing a+areness of the "agittariusCHeo relationshi)% he dra+s the )ersonalit0 Aunder the "un
"ign of emini in this caseB into a conscious relation +ith these t+o other forces. This means carr0ing on
a tri)le line of thought% simultaneousl0 and s0ntheticall0. The disci)le must learn to understand this
)rocess through definite e2)erience.
3. 8e then carries his thought to the ruling )lanet% the "un A$eiling and transmitting at this stage the forces
of &e)tune% )rior to the third initiation% and the forces of (ranus after that initiationB. 8e )roceeds to
$isuali:e the follo+ing s0m/ol.
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In this s0m/ol% t+o )airs of o))osites are seen as contrasted in
the 'ross. The0 are.
"oul ")iritual Triad
a. The "oul and the threefold )ersonalit0.
/. The "oul and the ")iritual Triad.
The 'entral ")iritual "un of the indi$idual Hife Ai.e. the MonadB
is seen at the center. The stream of energ0% )la0ing /et+een the
Triad and the "oul is $isuali:ed and seen as a $i$id electric /lue%
+hile that /et+een the "oul and the )ersonalit0 is seen as a
golden li$ing 0ello+. The "un of the Monad is seen as )ure
"oul 5ersonalit0
+hite light. This s0m/ol is e2ceedingl0 )otent in )re)aring the
disci)le for initiation and must /e /uilt se3uentiall0. The line of light /et+een the Triad and the "oul
must /e esta/lished first of all and then the line /et+een the "oul and the )ersonalit0. The "un of the Hife
is then su)erim)osed Ain consciousness and deli/eratel0B u)on the center and then it o/literates the lines
of force so that the final s0m/ol is some+hat as follo+s.
This is an esoteric s0m/ol of fi$efold man and is% in realit0% the
resolution of the fi$eC)ointed star into the fi$e circles of the s)iritual
life. I +ould as1 0ou to )onder on this.
7. #0 an act of the +ill% the disci)le then gathers these /lended energies together and )ours them into the
s)iritual center% as into a reser$oir of d0namic energ0. The effect is then to /urn u) all lo+er desire% to set
u) such a )otent $i/ration that heart and solar )le2us /eat s0nchronousl0. Of this )rocess% the follo+ing
is the s0m/ol.
The higher octa$e of desire A+hich is as)irationB is itself e$entuall0
transmuted into +hat is technicall0 and esotericall0 called ,the
o/literation of ahan1ara.- *$en the s)iritual consciousness of ,I am
That- gi$es )lace to that of ,I am That I am.- In the +ords of 'hristian
esotericism% ,The 'hrist returns to the Father and then the Father rules.-
This indicates a $er0 ad$anced stage.
5. As the disci)le +or1s at this )rocess of reali:ation% he reaches the )oint Aa )oint that $aries ascendingly
as he )rogressesB at +hich thought fades out and a silent )rocess of assimilation ta1es )lace. The "oul%
the mind and the /rain s0nchroni:e their acti$ities.
9. 8e then sounds the OM Anot the A(MB fourteen times and /0 an act of the +ill commands and directs
the fusion of the su/6ecti$e and the o/6ecti$e energies +ith +hich he ma0 /e dealing at the time. This
)rocess falls into t+o stages.
a. The conscious fusion of the energ0 of the 4ising "ign +ith the "un "ign.
/. The fusion < /0 an act of the s)iritual ;ill < of the energies of the O))osite "ign +ith the blended
energies of the "un "ign and the 4ising "ign.
Gou can a))reciate the necessit0% therefore% for the disci)le to ha$e some reali:ation of the nature of the
energies that flo+ through the constellations and of the significance of the nature of the "un Ain relation to
Heo in this )articular caseB in its tri)le as)ect of the )h0sical "un% the 8eart of the "un and the 'entral
")iritual "un.
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