Combining Past Lives, Karmic Conditions and Evolutionary Adjustments: What are the Planes of Existence seen from the Theosophical point of view?
Beginning the study of Esoteric Astrology and Karmic Astrology, one is met with the questions: Why did I come here and what is my purpose? How do I reach my ‘soul’s purpose’? Have I been here before? We are beginning our study of these questions and some of the literature that has come before in order to answer these questions. We might have to dig back to the Vedas over 5,000 years old of cosmology.
Understanding the nature of the cosmos and its connection to all that we are and have been over the last 10,000 years or more, we have to understand also the planes of existence and how this impacts our understanding of ‘life after death’, ‘reincarnation’, karma, and the ‘evolution of the soul’. We will look at the Theosophical and Vedic literature more closely and see what we can discern from these ancient pieces of work, the planes of existence, a multidimensional understanding. We must think beyond our three dimensional thinking as astrology is highly multidimensional and is cosmic in every sense of the word. There are different levels of understanding and those levels are directly seen through the evolution of the natal chart.
“The descent and re-ascent of the Monad or Soul cannot be disconnected from the Zodiacal signs, and it looks more natural, in the sense of the fitness of things, to believe in a mysterious sympathy between the metaphysical soul and the bright constellations, and in the influence of the latter on the former, than in the absurd notion that the creators of Heaven and Earth have placed in heaven the types of twelve vicious Jews.” (HPB, “The Secret Doctrine” Vol. 1, p. 668)