Taurus 2020: Wesak, Shamballa & NGWS. Pluto-Jupiter. Music. Money Crisis: Uranus square Saturn.
The Wesak Valley in Tibet. The Buddha returns each year to preside over the gathering of Masters (pentagram) and pilgrims.
“I see and when the Eye is opened, all is light.”
(Full Moon: May 7, 2020. UT 10.45)
“The Month of May is one of deepest significance to all who are affiliated with the Great White Lodge (as are all true esotericists), in that the Wesak Festival takes place and is of moment and deep import. The period is always one of prime interest and rare opportunity …”1
Shamballa and the New Group of World Servers
Venus in Gemini
Mercury in Aries
Mercury in Taurus: Vulcan
Taurus: Beauty, Art and Music
___Estas Tonne: Taurean Troubadour
Pluto-Jupiter: Spiritual Opportunity 2020
___Global Economic Crisis
___USA and the Approaching Recession
Uranus in Taurus Square Saturn in Aquarius
___A Revolution in Consciousness and Money
___Uranus, Saturn and Money
___The Greatest Menace to Mankind
Comet Atlas C2019
Are We Really Ready for the Externalisation?
USR 34th Annual Conference May 1-10.
Coronavirus Part II (May 2020)
WHO: World Health Organisation Crisis
___Trump’s Historic Rejection of WHO
___The Master’s View on Vaccinations
___Vaccinations and Bill Gates
___Boris Johnson’s Encounter with Coronavirus
___Epidemiologists Argument for Herd Immunity
___Sweden’s Approach to Coronavirus
The importance of the first three spiritual festivals of the year – Aries, Taurus and Gemini – can never be emphasised enough. One must probe their significance however, to really experience them – through the reading of available literature and meditation. Taurus marks the pinnacle of the spiritual year because it is when the spiritual Hierarchy on Earth meet and connect with the aspirants and disciples of Their ashrams. Taurus is also the sign that rules the New Group of World Servers (NGWS).
The Hierarchy or Masters of Wisdom gather to receive – literally, the “Word of God”, the new impulse that was released in Aries – and transmit the annually amended Planetary Plan to Humanity, via their various subjective groups of workers. All this is planned according to ray and astrological cycles, the constantly changing state of the world, and co-operation with Humanity – who must be able to exercise its free will to determine destiny.
An artist’s conception of the Wesak gathering, in the physical and non-physical.
The opportunity at any full moon festival is to link and work subjectively in meditation with other co-workers and groups around the planet; this takes place over five days – 2.5 days either side of the exact full moon time. The 24-hour period before the exact time is the most potent period to make a contribution – and if possible the exact hour and minute.
Taurus-Wesak is truly the highlight of the year because of the alignment that takes place between Earth’s most exalted planetary guides – and humanity. The triangle of Buddha, Christ and Sanat Kumara (in the etheric and/or upon the physical plane), is linked by sacred ritual with the assembled Masters of Wisdom; They in turn, are aligned with their respective ray ashrams of human aspirants, disciples and initiates – poised and ready to anchor the new impulse that was issued in the previous sign of Aries.
Wesak is important because it is the only time of the year that the Buddha re-connects with Earth – He is now almost liberated from His responsibilities – but still serving an important role in this transition phase between the zodiacal ages and the rootraces.
As the two main groups of Earth Chain and Moon Chain humanity further integrate, the Buddha’s role will be taken over by his Brother who holds The Office of the Christ, marking a momentous event in planetary history – and that will create ripples throughout the solar system.
Shamballa and the New Group of World Servers
Taurus is an unique period when the force of Shamballa is most present and potent. To many who seek spiritual knowledge, the whole idea of Shamballa may be a little abstract. The challenge for aspiring mystics is to penetrate into a deeper understanding of the true multi-dimensional structure of the world; this can be achieved through the study of the science of occultism – meditating and reflecting upon this wisdom until it becomes “heart knowledge”.
In order to elaborate upon the function of aspirants and disciples who are members of the New Group of World Servers (NGWS), it is necessary to go a little deeper into some esoteric facts about Shamballa, that mysterious centre, “where the Will of God is known”. As in the diagram above, the three major planetary centres are Shamballa, Hierarchy and Humanity, representing the crown, heart and throat centres respectively.
The New Group of World Servers (NGWS) is the bridging group that lies between Hierarchy and Humanity; it represents the ajna centre, the “bull’s eye”, where all is illumined and through which Sanat Kumara “views” the world. Shamballa is the home or “throne” of Sanat Kumara, the Lord of the World, the personality expression of our Planetary Logos (“God”) – that Being whose consciousness utilises all planetary kingdoms as its body of expression.
This Being is our relatively local God, who has many relationships with other “Gods”, within and beyond our solar system. Our Planetary Logos communes with the other planets or Logoi, playing its part in the grand cosmic orchestra.
Through Taurus flows the fourth ray of Harmony through Conflict, also known as the ray of art, beauty and music. This ray rules Humanity as a whole, but it also rules the NGWS – the bridging group between Humanity and Hierarchy. The fourth ray is a bridging ray and very soon it will come back into cyclic manifestation in 2025 – bringing many fourth ray souls into incarnation.
These fourth ray souls have been out of incarnation for some centuries, having excelled themselves during the European Renaissance, and then later through all the great musicians who incarnated via 4th ray soul Germany: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner, Handel, Liszt. (Mozart in Austria – a 4th ray personality, but he worked in Germany.)
When these souls return, not only will there be new forms of art and music, but some considerable harmonising brought to world affairs, creating peace and co-operation between nations – in the true spirit of Aquarius!
Venus in Gemini (April 3 to August 7)
Venus is the ruler of Taurus, relating to the creation of beauty and art – and esoterically about the acquisition of spiritual knowledge. Hence the position of Venus at this Taurus full moon festival, will be considerably qualified by Venus – our “sister planet”, the “higher self” to Earth.
Venus has just entered the sign of Gemini which it esoterically rules, staying there until August 7, 2020. Venus the goddess of relationships in the sign of relationships in general – functions very well here.
Gemini, as a sign of the “common” or mutable cross, finds something “in common” with others, through a dialogue between two people (the Gemini twins); one twin speaks, the other listens and a dia-logue emerges that leads to understanding and friendship.
Esoterically, Venus unites the pairs of opposites upon the mental plane, creating harmony, beauty and art, through the transcendence of duality – the “twins” of love and hate, male-female, higher self-lower-self, soul-personality.
The only ray to pass through Gemini is the second ray of Love-Wisdom, hence Venus as the goddess of love finds herself very much at home in this sign. Gemini rules the thymus, the endocrine gland associated with the heart centre and love-wisdom. The thymus is the source of childhood naïveté and innocence – that many lose at a young age and spend their adult lives trying to reclaim!
Due to Venus going retrograde, it will stay in this sign for an almost unprecedented 16 weeks, until August 7 – spanning the height of the global coronavirus crisis. Hence, here is an ideal opportunity for conducting better relations – individual, local and planetary, for harmonious co-operation between nations, instead of being driven by fear and bickering over resources.
Particularly for Gemini nations like Britain (soul), the USA (personality) and New Zealand (soul). In these ensuing months, advantage must be taken of the Venus in Gemini themes – loving relations, global goodwill, détente and peace.
As the pillars of Gemini are a “gateway” for the forces of Sirius that pass into our solar system, Venus opens the gate for a direct cosmic alignment with Earth. Both Sirius and Venus are associated with initiation. The effects will be dual, as ever are the effects of Gemini, let alone Sirius and Venus. Sirius is the source of Love-Wisdom in our solar system – emanating from the cosmic mental plane, whilst Venus transmits the force of mind – through mental understanding, love and compassion are generated.
Mercury, Esoteric Ruler of Aries (April 11-27)
The earlier section describes Venus’s entry into Gemini, and its great potential for right human relations. Venus is the soul ruler of Gemini. Mercury is the personality ruler of Gemini and entered its soul rulership of Aries – where it remained for two weeks, until April 27.
Hence, for two weeks both Venus and Mercury were in the signs of their esoteric rulerships, moving into harmonious relation with one another – April 15-19, bolstering progressive ideas and initiatives, the already potent position of Venus in Gemini – right human relations.
Mercury is the “messenger of the gods” and its close proximity to the Sun reflects its role as messenger or intermediary to the other planets – literally or metaphorically understood. “Mercury receives seven times more light than any other planet.”2
Both Mercury and Venus are “light bringers”, a phrase usually reserved for the second ray of Love-Wisdom, the only ray to flow through Gemini – the sign that these two planets rule exoterically and esoterically.
Mercury is the ruler of the fourth ray of Harmony through Conflict (the major ray that rules Humanity as a whole), hence is related to Aries’ exoteric ruler Mars – a “creator of conflict”:
“Mercury indicates that the line of least resistance for humanity is harmony through conflict, for Mercury expresses the fourth ray energy which is buddhic, intuitional and expressive of the Christ.” .”3
As a sacred planet, and on the “even ray line” of Love-Wisdom (2,4,6) Mercury is Hermes the Harmony part of the equation, whilst co-ruler Moon represents Conflict created by the unconscious self, in this life and the accumulations of many lives.
In its lower expression, Mercury is the cunning “trickster” and mental intelligence (3rd ray), reflected by its exoteric rulership of Gemini and Virgo; it has an association with the throat chakra, seat of the mental body, but does not rule that centre per se. (Saturn does.)
“Mercury, being the Messenger of the Gods and the Agent of Their applied control, is therefore the agent of the third aspect (active intelligence) from one point of view, and of the second aspect (love-wisdom) from another. He is regarded as embodying in himself both these aspects of the mental principle, the expression of the concrete and the abstract mind of God.”4
The mind is of course where illusion is encountered (glamour upon the mental plane), and this why Mercury the divine Messenger is regarded as the principle of illusion and the expression of the active higher mind. In an even higher expression, Mercury is buddhi or intuition (direct knowledge), emanating from beyond the mental plane but utilising the latter. Hence the Aries keynote: “I come forth from the plane of mind, I rule.” Buddhic consciousness is the ultimate goal of human evolution.
“Mercury is the synthesis of manas-buddhi, mind-wisdom which expresses itself through the human soul; Mercury rules the bridge or the antahkarana.”5
Mercury and Venus.
In its buddhic role, Mercury rules the right lobe of the Ajna or brow chakra, whilst Venus rules the left lobe (mind). Hence this current cycle of two weeks affords an opportunity to reach balance in the ajna, personally, collectively, even nationally and globally. Each new annual cycle in Aries reminds us of a very distant Mercurial goal:
“When Mercury, the divine Messenger, the principle of illusion and the expression of the active higher mind, has performed his mission and “led humanity into the light” – and the Christ-child out of the womb of time and of the flesh, into the light of day and of manifestation, then the task of that great centre we call humanity will be accomplished.”6
There are several “4’s” associated with Mercury: Associated with the 4th cosmic path to Sirius. The 4th kingdom, the human. Fully realised buddhic consciousness – the 4th initiation. Ruler of the 4th ray:
“Mercury, embodying the energy of the fourth ray, eventually carries the man around the wheel of life and through the medium of conflict enables him to achieve harmony. Mercury illumines the mind and mediates between the soul and the personality, being the Messenger of the Gods.
This mediatorship, in the first instance, produces an inevitable opposition between the pairs of opposites and a long drawn out conflict. This conflict finally works out into victory and the dispelling of illusion through the illumination of the lower mind.”7
Roll on – Mercury in Aries into Taurus!
Mercury in Taurus: Vulcan (April 27 – May 11)
From the exoteric perspective, Mercury in this sign generates thoughts that are influenced by practical, financial or material themes. A shrewd business mind and also a photographic memory – might be slow and ponderous to on the uptake or form opinions, but retain a lot of what they absorbed. Opinionated, fixed ideas. Great powers of concentration. Thoughts can be influenced by strong emotional or sexual desires. Stubborn and mentally blind to some ideas. Artistic and creative, mathematical.
Yet esoterically, and as ruler of the fourth ray of Harmony through Conflict (the only ray to pass through Taurus) – Mercury has a deep affinity with this sign of the Buddha. Mercury is the Messenger – as was the Buddha. Buddhi is intuition and corresponds to the 4th buddhic plane.
Intuition supersedes the mind and all other senses – it is the goal of Humanity. Mercury is part of the “eye of the bull” (Taurus) – through its dual rulership of the ajna centre, as described in the previous section. Indeed, even the symbol for Mercury incorporates the glyph of Taurus!
The metal mercury or quicksilver is to coat glass, creating a mirror. Mercury is the mirror – witness the mimicry of Mercury-ruled Gemini. The unstable and “slippery” nature of the element mercury also says a lot about Gemini. Mercury is a reflector of light – in fact, “Mercury receives seven times more light than any other planet.”8
Yet Mercury is also associated with Taurus through the soul ruler of this sign, Vulcan – believed to be within the orbit of Mercury.9 The Tibetan also tells us somewhat enigmatically,
“The light of Vulcan and the light of the Sun are one light and these three—Mercury, Vulcan and the Sun—stand for a synthesis and a radiance which eventually dims the light of Mercury and it “falls” into the background and Vulcan too becomes invisible and only the Sun remains.”10
Mercury mirrors that which is above – to that which is below, the Messenger from the plane of pure spirit or Adi, to the gross physical plane. Hence, the relation between the Mercury-ruled fourth ray, earthy Taurus – the “mother of illumination” and Vulcan.
“… the task of Mercury in connection with humanity has gone forward most satisfactorily and has brought humanity to its present point of evolution upon the probationary path; that the energy of Vulcan is potently making its presence felt, and hence the struggles going on upon the planet between the men of will—selfish and ambitious—and the men of good-will who are desirous of the good of the whole.”11
These “struggles” relate to the great duality within which Humanity finds itself. Indeed, the Buddha gained illumination through the many struggles to which he subjected himself. These dualities are expressed powerfully through the fourth ray – via the extremes of the valley and mountain, ecstasy and depression, black and white, feast or fast, beauty and ugliness, war and peace.
Mercury is also the hierarchical ruler of Taurus polar opposite Scorpio – which also has only the fourth ray passing through it. Scorpio is known as the “human hierarchy”, or “The Initiates” that we will eventually become.
Taurus: Beauty, Art and Music
There is much that could be written about this subject, so just a few tidbits here. Music is an universal language and sound conveys the indefinable but recognisable. Reflect upon the relationship between that which perceives the sound (ears) and then expresses it (throat, mouth, tongue) – all ruled by Taurus. The science of sound will be one of the major sciences emerging in the coming Aquarian Age.
Hence the relationship between Taurus and music – that is qualified by the fact that the only ray to pour through Taurus is the fourth ray of art, beauty and music (a.k.a. the ray of Harmony through Conflict). The fourth ray is also the ray that rules Humanity as a whole, hence music as the universal language.
Taureans profit from singing – in the shower, a choir or sound-toning. Singing liberates the astral body and sounding correct notes has not only a purificatory effect (as in mantras) – but the capacity to bring about alignment with the soul. Many singers have Taurus prominent in their horoscopes – they express beauty (Ray 4), harmony (Venus) and emotion, enriching all: Enya, Dame Nellie Melba, Barbara Streisand, Liza Minelli, Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Orbison, Dionne Warwick and Diana Ross.
Whether singing or making a verbal presentation – the physical throat is employed to bring about fundamental changes through “directed and motivated” speech. The throat chakra is the vehicle through which the mental body creates. The organs of speech employ language to “clothe thought” and the “word is made flesh” – thought is brought into form.
Hence the sacredness of language and right speech for the world aspirant – the aspiring Taurean upon the upward way. One of Taurean Buddha’s precepts of the eight-fold noble path is “right speech”.
Consider also the sublime music of Wagner with Taurus rising – Venus and Mercury placed there too. The divine sound (called Nada Brahma by the Hindus) – that allowed him to penetrate into the realm of Buddha – the buddhic realm; beauty is born (or borne) by the Divine Hermaphrodite (Mercury-Venus). Brahms, David Helfgot and Peter Sculthorpe are other musicians and composers who have the sun in Taurus.
Estas Tonne: Taurean Troubadour
April 24 is the solar return of Estas Tonne, gypsy troubadour and classical guitar virtuoso. Note the Sun opposite Uranus in Scorpio, a source of his passionate playing style. Birth time is unknown, but Leo or Sagittarius are good contenders for a rising sign.
Estas Tonne (Time unknown)
One observer stated: “His traveling and nomadic nature as well as his stunning beauty, mixed with that air of humbleness and no edge of narcissism, suggest to me more of a Sagittarius than Leo ascendant.” To which the author responded: “He has Taurean beauty and Sagittarian tallness. Venus as Taurus ruler is in Gemini, exactly opposite his Neptune in Sag, bringing much inspiration.”
Ella Fitzgerald April 25, 1917. “Noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing and intonation.” Fitzgerald had sun and several planets in Taurus, with performer Leo, rising.
Leo rising – “queen of jazz” wearing her crown …
“Taurus rules the neck and the thyroid gland. This is essentially the region whence must emanate the creative activity of those upon the Path. The throat is a point to which the energy of the sacral centre must be lifted so that creation through love and by the will eventually will prove the sublimatory effect of the transference to higher use of the sex energy.
With Dizzie Gillespie, NYC.
The right use of the organs of speech gives the clue to the processes whereby the disciple must bring about certain basic changes. The Taurian upon the way of liberation would do well to employ the method of directed and motivated speech of an outgoing and explanatory nature in order to transform from one who goes wilfully on their personality way – into a wise cooperator with the Plan.”12
Note this underlined phrase and also the fact that Taurus precedes the more well-known sign of communication – Gemini. Fitzgerald had her moon in loquacious Gemini!
Jupiter is the largest planet compared to Pluto, the smallest and furthest planet in the solar system.
Pluto-Jupiter: Spiritual Opportunity for Humanity in 2020
The Pluto-Jupiter conjunctions for 2020 follow on from the major Pluto-Saturn conjunction of January 2020 – the once-in-a-500-year seed point that was the “cause” of the coronavirus epidemic and the global transformation that is now unfolding.
The world is now seeing the effects of this rare Pluto-Saturn event in the coronavirus epidemic that was announced by China – just a couple of weeks before the conjunction, during the Capricorn full moon period, Jan.10-12.
That event indicates the massive reformation now taking place – where the power structure of the status quo has reached its ultimate point of crystallisation, its inevitable shattering, yet is desperately trying to implement measures to consolidate power and control. In fact, their attempts at control may have started the epidemic.
Therefore, 2020 may be a year of greater pain, drama and transformation for Humanity. Following successful shattering of these old forms, radical changes are on the horizon – symbolised by Saturn and Jupiter entering Aquarius together at Christmas 2020.
In the interim – the 2020 Pluto-Jupiter conjunctions of April 4, June 30 and Nov.12 – span the year, supercharging the Pluto-Saturn conjunction of Jan. 12. These Pluto-Saturn/Pluto-Jupiter conjunctions are only 1° from one another – meaning that in 2020, transiting Pluto-Jupiter will activate the Jan.12 seed point several times.
With the Pluto-Saturn conjunction – Pluto is the ruler of the first ray of will-power, one of the rays to pour through Capricorn. Pluto is the force that is shattering Capricorn crystallisation. Saturn is the lord of karma, ruling the mind, dragging humanity to its karmic reckoning:
“Saturn can be regarded as the planetary Dweller on the Threshold, for humanity as a whole has to face that Dweller as well as the Angel of the Presence, and in so doing discover that both the Dweller and the Angel are that complex duality which is the human family.”13
With the Pluto-Jupiter conjunction – Now that Humanity’s Dweller is well and truly unleashed, the Pluto-Jupiter conjunctions will stimulate healing and rebuilding possibilities. Jupiter is the ruler of the second ray of Love-Wisdom, the major ray conditioning Humanity as a whole; it is the most common ray for most souls and is the soul ray of Britain, USA and some other nations.
Hence, Pluto destruction will pave the way for a flow of Jupiter’s compassion and love-wisdom. Jupiter can also magnify negative effects, being extraordinarily materialistic in Capricorn – “falling” in this sign,
“… gives the fulfilment of desire and satisfied demand …[or] … the outgoing expression of love, which attracts magnetically to itself that which is desired—this time the good of the whole. In Capricorn … Jupiter reaches its lowest point of expression in the densest material aspect, and then—as love and selflessness triumph—this lowest aspect vanishes and disappears.”14
In 2020, the “fulfillment of desire and satisfied demand” may be the point of least resistance for the fearful masses experiencing loss of jobs, income, housing, freedom to move about etc. And also of course, for business/money/corporations/governments scrambling to simply survive and/or selfishly exploiting the situation.
Yet personal reflection enforced by circumstances may lead millions to choose an “outgoing expression of love”, thereby “attracting magnetically that which is desired … for the good of the whole”. Jupiter’s passage into Aquarius with Saturn in Dec.2020 will bring a test to see if these big corporations can radically reverse their hitherto selfish attitudes and become group water-bearers and world servers.
Global Economic Crisis
Capricorn is one of the main signs of money and capital because it – and opposite sign Cancer, are about the management of resources. As an earth sign, Capricorn is profoundly “linked to the mineral kingdom, money and the concrete expression of the Law of Supply.”15
The two rays mainly associated with money and its organisation (finance) are respectively the third ray of active-intelligence and the seventh ray of Organisation or magic – two of the main rays that pour through the Capricorn-Cancer axis. The world is dominated by many money “magicians” today – black, white and various shades of grey!
The Jupiter-Pluto cycle is approximately 12.5 years, occurring most recently before 2020 in Dec. 2007 – at the beginning of the 2008 financial crash. Other notable cycles were 1918 at the end of WWI, preceding the Spanish flu epidemic – and 1931, in the middle of the Depression era bought on by the financial crash of 1929. Pluto was discovered in 1930 and transiting Uranus was very active in Taurus at that time – as it is now, promising a financial revolution.
Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions are associated with financial crashes, but are not the sole astrological factor. Cycles of Saturn in Sagittarius for instance, have been demonstrated to coincide with financial bust. Nevertheless, Pluto is associated with the abundant riches of the Earth and Jupiter with largesse and wealth. The combination of both planets can create an undermining of wealth, leading to a transformation of financial systems.
Already during this crisis, governments and high profile politicians are declaring the age of neoliberalism dead, a flat wage for whole nations and many other ways of rethinking money. The passage of Uranus through Taurus from 2018-2025, also promises to contribute to a resetting of the financial system.
As noted in recent newsletters, many financial pundits have been saying that 2020 could see the “big one” (recession/depression) and that time appears to have arrived. Jupiter and Pluto can stimulate extreme ambition for power and control – though Saturn’s presence, shifting back and forth from Aquarius into Capricorn, will qualify ambitions – by limiting money and material resources.
1930’s depression USA.
Humanity will be forced through this crisis to revise its needs versus wants, to essentialise and let go of the superfluous and superficial – not just economically, but upon all levels. Already many are being overwhelmed not simply by the virus or fear of the virus – but the prospect of economic ruin, financial hardship, unemployment queues etc.
As Pluto reveals what is emerging from the depths of the collective unconscious, and sets about destroying/transforming, Jupiter brings in a rejuvenating, protective influence that creates new seeds for the future. Jupiter also magnifies dramatically what Pluto uncovers, leading to shocking revelations from the underworld, or major world-changing events, discoveries, inspirational revelations – or all of those things!
Pluto’s underworld includes very powerful groups who work behind the scenes, the black market, terrorism, pandemics etc. Think gangsterism of the 1930’s, illegal alcohol, the Great Depression, the rise of fascism etc: A Jupiter-Pluto cycle can signal an intense period of trials and tribulations, leading to initiation. Plutonic power can be used selfishly or altruistically – the former is the default for most of undeveloped Humanity.
2020 may see some mighty power struggles between those who exert selfish, authoritarian control, and those who wish to liberate humanity from the insidious cartels and cabals that have kept a stranglehold on this planet for centuries.
That is why 2020 could be Humanity’s Waterloo (“a final defeat or setback”) – unless millions fight strenuously to maintain their rights or demonstrate in the streets; to discriminate through the many competing propagandas and not be swayed unduly.
There may be a global or national standoffs/resistances between those who embrace the new Aquarian principles of which Jupiter is the esoteric ruler, versus those who still cling to the crystallised outworn attitudes.
There may be an exacerbation of authoritarian, dominating or predatory trends in all nations – with general populaces falling prey to the glamour of authority and media. The opposite pole is a people’s rebellion/disobedience against those institutions or governments trying to exert too much control.
USA and the Approaching Recession
USA is extraordinarily impacted by these conjunctions for 2020, leading up to its first ever Pluto return in 2022 – which occurs every 248 years. USA has Mercury in Cancer opposite Pluto, but because Mercury is in earlier degrees than Pluto, their opposition is being activated now, ahead of Pluto’s actual return. (Feb.20, 2022 to Dec.28, 2022.) In Destiny of the Races and Nations I (2005), the author examines Mercury opposite Pluto:
“Mercury … is placed in Cancer, retrograde, where it can be most elusive, diffuse and cunning. With the opposition to Pluto, there can be subversive communication, as well as devious manipulation. As Pluto rules the twelfth house of secrets, this opposition can refer to secret government agencies … It also refers to mass conditioning and propaganda through the media or these agencies.
Mercury in Cancer can let the emotions cloud clear thought, but also be illumined and receptive to higher intuition. As with all the Cancer placements, there needs to be a willingness to continually release the past, (glories and mistakes alike), as it only reinforces the shadow of the nation … Mercury opposite Pluto can make for a very persuasive argument and at its extreme, bring much force and pressure upon others to conform.
One of the worst themes of Pluto in the second house are the enormous financial institutions and corporations that have selfishly cornered much of the nation’s wealth, with the Cancerian tendency to hoard and hold onto. This intense materialisation inherent in the Capricorn-Cancer axis, is a major challenge for this nation to transcend.
On the other hand, Mercury opposite Pluto can give great insight and probing into the unseen and subtle realms, hence an ideal aspect for those pioneering the intuitive sciences. Mercury in Cancer is highly imaginative and creative, cultivating a fertile bed for the reflection of the intuitive consciousness.
… Another factor related to USA’s Mercury opposite Pluto … is a major calling to account of clandestine agencies … Mercury-Pluto can be extremely persuasive and … can serve the manipulators of the truth – whether they are politicians or their sometime tools, the media. Mercury opposite Pluto conjures up just that – the conjurer!”16
Therefore, 2020 will witness USA’s Mercury-Pluto opposition activated by transiting Pluto and Jupiter. Pluto may reveal darker themes from USA’s underworld, the shadow that must be met, confronted and vanquished; a shadow that has been created since the nation’s inception, built upon for 248 years and now embodied in its current president.
His Shadow (Nicholas Roerich) A different kind of shadow that is looming larger!
The USA anchors the Western world shadow in many ways, hence this Aquarius soul nation will be one of the main if not the major arena where the battle will be fought between the old Piscean materialistic ways and the emerging paradigm of Aquarius.
The Pluto-ruled first ray is the Destroyer, whilst the Jupiter-ruled second ray is the Builder; whilst one destroys, the other re-builds – nature abhors a vacuum. Here is the higher potential of Jupiter to build a better world. The shadow side however, has already been enumerated – Jupiter can magnify and exaggerate the status quo in its lower expression. A fellow astrologer comments:
“What would appear to be an attempt to safeguard the greater good and to express the benign face of Capricorn as responsible stewardship, governments around the world have gone overboard and completely usurped the power of the people to think for themselves.
This is a manifestation of the patriarchal, dominating, and ruling tendency inherent in the executive and leadership-oriented sign of Capricorn, and one which flies in the face of the values of the Aquarian Age, during which time it is the objective for Humanity to learn the uses of the mental body, to experience mental freedom, and to exercise the right to think independently of mental pressure from crushing external forces such as governmental propaganda and the dominant scientific paradigm, both of which are deeply enmeshed with vested business interests – another dark face of Capricornian tendency.17
Indeed, and millions are questioning these dominating patriarchal attitudes – a “creeping authoritarianism” – as Australia’s human rights commissioner, Edward Santow explains:
“Our community has come together, making big and small sacrifices for the greater good. But there can be a dark side. Our willingness to accept sacrifice leaves us vulnerable to the insidious threat of creeping authoritarianism. Each restriction must be reasonable, necessary and proportionate to the threat. Some countries are spying on their citizens to enforce quarantine laws, or even welding some residents in their homes to stop the spread of the virus. Other countries have suspended the usual democratic protections, and are ruling by decree.
There are growing calls for more extreme measures in Australia. For example, new technology can enable surveillance upon an unprecedented scale, using everything from CCTV to our mobile phone data [tracking apps]. Artificial intelligence can be used to automate the enforcement process for anyone breaching the rules.”18
Likewise, UN Director-General, Antonio Guterres said recently:
“We see the disgusting effects on some communities, the rise of hate speech, the targeting of vulnerable groups, and the risks of heavy security responses while reducing health response. Against the backdrop of growing ethics-nationalism, a push against populism, totalitarianism, and human rights in some countries may provide an excuse for the crisis epidemic to adopt repressive measures for purposes unrelated,” he said. “this is unacceptable.”19” class=”broken_link”>https://www.firstpostofindia.com))
The previous astrological commentator continues on the Pluto-Jupiter theme:
“The fact that draconian authoritarian measures are coming into play just at the same time as the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction forms is the evidence that indeed, this particular astrological influence is the driver of the current trend toward authoritarian solutions for the present crisis.
Jupiter as the largest planet in the solar system connotes that which is big, abundant, excessive, monumental even. Pluto as the god of the underworld connotes power derived from within the Earth itself as the material globe holding incarnate spirits in form as well as ancient acts and karmas buried long ago in the archaic past, but residing even today in the hidden inner worlds of karma and planetary destiny.
This fact is both good and bad, both hopeful and disturbing, because the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction presents power that can be used for good on the one hand, or for ill on the other. Some may view the restrictions on travel and social interactions as primarily good, limiting the potential contagion factor and simultaneously reducing air and water pollution. This is some of the good which the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction may bring.
Yet, there remains the nagging problem of the serious sacrifices of personal liberty and constitutional principles arising at the same time. Many ask how much must be relinquished to governmental authority in the name of the survival of the species.”20
Uranus in Taurus Square Saturn in Aquarius: A Revolution in Consciousness and Money
Uranus in Taurus
The Taurus new moon on April 23 – planted the seed for the following full moon period of Taurus on May 7. As the “mother of illumination”, Taurus sheds light upon our current situation, aided at the new moon by a conjunction to Uranus, the revolutionary:
“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.”21
Taurus New Moon 2020.
The main configuration in the new moon chart is the sun, moon and Uranus in Taurus, all square to Saturn in Aquarius – the sign that Uranus rules. This dynamic point of tension at the new moon fostered a radical break away from tradition (Saturn) – by the revolutionary forces of Uranus, utilising the progressive energies of Aquarius.
Uranus and Taurus are both connected to money, hence a major revolution in the financial system can certainly be brought about while it remains in this sign until 2025; not only money but the cultivation of a better global system of human values.
The innocent child confronts the bull of materialism. (Wall St.)
“The golden eye of Taurus points the way to those who likewise see. That which is gold will some day, too, respond, passing from East to West in that dire time when the urge to gather gold shall rule the lower half (i.e., the personality aspect of men and of nations—A.A.B.).
The search for gold, the search for golden light divine, directs the Bull of Life, the Bull of Form. These two must meet; and meeting, clash. Thus vanishes the gold….”22
Jailed embezzler, Bernie Madoff – with five placements in Taurus, is a shocking example of how, “the urge to gather gold shall rule the lower half”. The Uranian new moon of April 23 may well kickstart the process of financial reform, especially now that the price of oil has plummeted to an historic low, airlines and other big companies are going bankrupt, millions are out of work and losing business etc.
Glamour days …
Leo rising Richard Branson’s glory days may be over, as Virgin Airlines (his moon is in Virgo) – struggles to stay in business. Branson is demanding government subsidies but refuses to dip into his billions. His Cancer sun (the hoarder) is being opposed by all the Capricorn planets 2020-1, that may well topple him from his throne.
“Uranus … 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 … It is through the relation of the three aspects of the third divine manifestation—law, affinity and concretised energy—that money is created.”23
Uranus, the planet of the scientific mind, “falls” in Taurus, “the mother of illumination”:
Mithraic mysteries of initiation …
“Uranus, the planet of the hidden mystery and one of the most occult of the planets “falls” in this sign, producing the accentuation and the sharp division between body and soul which is so marked a characteristic of the Taurian subject. It prepares the inner [wo]man for the sharp interplay and conflict …
… The task of Uranus, hidden in the depths, is to awaken and evoke the intuitive response of Taurus to an ever-increasing light until such time that full illumination is achieved and also the development of the spiritual consciousness —substituting these higher soul aspects for the lower form reactions.”24
Those “hidden depths” are Tartarus, the darkest place in Hades or hell, the domain of Pluto ruling the opposite sign Scorpio. In the myth, Uranus imprisoned Gaia’s (Earth) youngest children in Tartarus, deep within Earth, where they caused pain to Gaia. Hence, Uranus rules the hidden Mystery Teachings that lead from the darkness of ignorance, releasing from Humanity’s self-created hell.
And Taurus is the “mother of illumination”, where the acquisitive nature of Taurus – via its ruler Venus (ruler of the fifth ray of science or mind), pours light into the deepest shadows; this is brought about by acquired knowledge transformed into wisdom/intuition, through the application of that knowledge in every day life experience. Taurus is acquisitive at the level of material wealth and also its higher correspondence – the riches of spiritual knowledge.
Prince Siddhartha Gautama who became Lord Buddha.
When Taurus is awoken by Uranus, “to an ever-increasing light”, the result is a Buddha who has achieved “full illumination”. The Wesak festival is dedicated to the Buddha – the One who incarnated, became illuminated and passed – in the sign of Taurus.
Uranus is also a planet associated with earthquakes and sudden disruptions. Uranus in Taurus particularly evokes the hidden depths of the Earth, symbolised by the giant caverns in Tartarus – 2020 may see increased activity.
Picasso’s Minotaur emerging from the underground labyrinth.
Taurus has many characteristics similar to the third ray of active-intelligence, one of whose symbols is the labyrinth, the Minotaur’s maze, reflecting the tortuous twists, turns and complexities of the ramifying mind. The Minotaur is a mythical creature – with the body of a man and head of a bull, reflecting man’s animal nature, still not fully “human”.
Hence the minotaur represents the shadow or “dweller in the labyrinth”, the untamed mind combined with desire of the bull – becomes a “monster”. The minotaur’s maze is a labyrinth of intellectual circuits and knowledge – in which seekers can become lost, devoured or dominated by their own thoughtforms.
The Minotaur’s maze also describes where Humanity is today, trying to discern the state of the world and thereby developing an expanded awareness, emerging from the “hall of ignorance” into the “hall of learning” and passing through a mass initiation.
Saturn rules the first decanate of Aquarius
“During the Aquarian age and during one third of its expression, that is, during the first decanate, esoterically considered, the vitalising of the human centre (spiritually considered) and in relation to the Plan and the steady growth of widespread creative activity, both in the individual and the race, will be increasingly seen.
This will be due to the work and influence of Saturn, which is governed by the third ray. This is the planet of opportunity, of discipleship and of testing – and the race can look for an increasing expression of Saturnian activity as that great divine Life continues His beneficent task.”25
The Age of Aquarius begins in 2,117 (esoterically and astronomically), less than one hundred years away – hence its close proximity is felt during this cuspal period – by those who aspire to Aquarian ideals and progressive thinking:
“Prior to the present time, only a few pioneering disciples and a handful of intelligent people could be regarded as freely choosing at the “point of balance” the way that they intend “to tip the scales.” Today, there are countless numbers and hence the intense activity of Saturn as we enter into the first decan of Aquarius and hence the same activity because humanity itself now stands upon the probationary path.”26
Those “countless numbers” are currently being stimulated and woken up in their millions, due to this planetary pandemic. A mass “reversal of the wheel” is taking place, closely preceding the first initiation – the awakening of the soul within. Saturn’s rulership of the first 10° sub-section of Aquarius (decanate) – is profoundly instructive for what is unfolding in the world today – as transiting Saturn enters this sign for the first time in thirty years:
“Saturn is the planet of discipleship and of opportunity; it is exceedingly active today, presenting to the world disciple those difficult situations and crises which will involve free choice, discriminative pioneering, wise response and correct decision, thus bringing about the destruction of that which hinders – without the relinquishing of any true values of which humanity may be aware.
The individual disciple has always been faced with these conditioning and releasing circumstances, and today humanity itself is in the same position. We stand at the gateway of the new world, of the new age and its new civilizations, ideals and culture. Saturn, having offered opportunity and proffered us a choice to bring about the needed changes and to destroy that which holds back the free expression of the soul.”27
The opportunity is now, “involving free choice, discriminative pioneering, wise response and correct decision” – especially in the light of personal freedoms and totalitarian governments. Hence, the mental conflict and difficulty in discriminating global events and making right choices:
“As the result of this unfoldment, conflict supervenes and Saturn offers opportunity to suffer and, through suffering, to learn to choose rightly, to analyse correctly and to decide upon the higher values … for the first time in its history, humanity is beginning to mount the Fixed Cross of the disciple, thus reversing its progress upon the circle of the Zodiac. Humanity—as a whole and owing to the large proportion of aspirants and thinking idealists—is entering Aquarius, via the open door of Saturn.”28
Confucius the Fair (Nicholas Roerich) “A Member of the Lodge, Confucius … will incarnate in order to superintend the work.”29
As the Aquarian Age draws near, Humanity is far more conscious than it was thirty years ago (1990) – when Saturn was last in Aquarius. This current Saturn cycle is truly one of great opportunity, that will be aided by the ingress of Jupiter into this sign, pairing up with Saturn on Dec.20, 2020:
“The activity of Saturn, producing a dividing of the ways and a proffering of opportunity to those who can avail themselves of it. We shall have, therefore, a period of discipline and a cycle wherein choices will be made, and through these discriminating decisions humanity will enter into its birthright. This influence is now being strongly felt.
The work of the first decanate [of Aquarius] will enable many to make those choices and efforts which will enable them to raise the lower energies into the higher centres, and to transfer the focus of their attention from below to above the diaphragm [preceding the first initiation].”30
Saturn and Money
Saturn is the ruler of the third ray of active-intelligence – the major ray of money and the only ray to pour through Libra, the main sign of money, ruled by Uranus esoterically – and where Saturn is exalted. Aquarius is a distributor of energies flowing freely and shared through the body of humanity. Note, Taurus and Libra are two Venus-ruled signs connected to money. Venus as the ruler of the fifth ray, has a materialising influence, hence its hierarchical rulership of Capricorn, the materialising sign par excellence.
Hence, Saturn’s position in Aquarius will certainly stimulate that flow, complementing the earlier passage describing the relation of Uranus to money. And of course, the whole thrust of this article, discussing the Taurus new moon-Uranus conjunction – square to Saturn in Aquarius. The first ashram to externalise before/after 2025 will be the third ray ashram – those souls who are money experts:
Terrence Stamp in the movie “The Adjustment Bureau” – playing a karmic adjusting angel of sorts.
“Groups of spiritually-minded financiers who are conscious members of an Ashram will take hold of the world economic situation and bring about great and needed changes … The first Ashram to do so will be that of the third ray; by the time disciples appear from that Ashram, the world will be ready for an all-over financial adjustment; the “principle of sharing” will be a recognised motivating concept of the new civilisation.
This will not involve beautiful, sweet and humanitarian attitudes. The world will still be full of selfish and self-seeking people, but public opinion will be such that certain fundamental ideals will motivate business, being forced upon business by public opinion; the fact that the new general ideas will in many cases be governed by the expediency of interplay will not basically matter. It is the sharing that is of importance.
When the “adjuster of finances” (as an advanced disciple from this Ashram is called in the Hierarchy) appears, he will find conditions greatly changed from those now prevalent.31
It has been hinted that a “critical mass” of the world’s money must be in the hands of the forces of light before the Externalisation of the Hierarchy can take place:
“The moment that a point of balance is reached, the moment that those who stand for separateness and materialism, for totalitarianism or for any imposed regime (and consequently an evil unity), and those who stand for the freedom of the human soul, for the rights of the individual, for brotherhood and right human relations, are equal in force, in position and in influence, then the doors of the Hierarchy (symbolically speaking) will open, and the Christ with His disciples will come.
This balance has to reach a point upon mental levels; it has to be reached by those who can think, who can influence, and in whose hands lies the responsibility for what the masses below the mental level know and believe. The unskilled labourer, the numerous people who never think, who are only young in the experience of incarnation, and the multitudes who evade thought even when they are capable of it, lie in the hands of two vast and dominant groups: the totalitarians and the democracies.” ((The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, Alice A. Baily.p.651.))
It is most probable that “those who stand for the freedom of the human soul” are not in “equal force” with the totalitarians today, because of the domination of the “1%” – predatory corporations and banks making huge profits, not paying their fair share of taxes etc.
But also because Humanity continues to indulge in the purchasing of luxury goods and unnecessary items in the over-saturated retail markets of the world. The Covid-19 “intervention” has put a temporary brake upon spending, but when lockdown finishes, will it be business as usual for the 1% and 99% alike?
Uranus in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius might finally turn the tide – these two planets will remain in square to one another – on and off until the end of 2022. The following passages illustrate the incubus of money that is strangling Humanity – and how this period is a major opportunity to break the cycle.
Interesting body language – is Scorpio Bill Gates praying grimly to rule the world? What does his mouth say, or not say? Gates is currently at the centre of a storm that questions his philanthropy versus vaccination, ID’s etc.
In some ways, the current crisis is not so much Covid-19 as much as a radical reform of the financial system, for which Covid has been a catalyst. The following passage has been used many times in these newsletters and it never hurts to repeat it, to remind us how much worse the situation has become since these words were first written about 80 years ago. Big business has become far more finessed, sophisticated and invisible in the way it operates:
“The responsibility for the widespread misery to be found today in every country in the world lies predominantly at the door of certain major interrelated groups of business-men, bankers, executives of international cartels, monopolies, trusts and organizations and directors of huge corporations who work for corporate or personal gain.
They are not interested in benefiting the public except in so far that the public demand for better living conditions will enable them—under the Law of Supply and Demand—to provide the goods, the transportation, light and power which will in the long run bring in heavier financial returns. Exploitation of man-power, the manipulation of the major planetary resources and the promotion of war for private or business profit are characteristic of their methods.
George Soros – another billionaire philanthropist, much maligned like Gates for his questionable fundings and political influences.
In every nation, such men and organizations—responsible for the capitalistic system—are to be found. The ramifications of their businesses and their financial grasp upon humanity were, prior to the war, active in every land and though they went underground during the war, they still exist. They form an international group, closely interrelated, working in complete unity of idea and intention and knowing and understanding each other.
These men belonged to both the Allied Nations and the Axis Powers; they have worked together before and through the entire period of the war through interlocking directorates, under false names and through deceptive organizations, aided by neutrals of their own way of thinking.
Today , in spite of the disaster which they have brought upon the world, they are again organized and renewing their methods [; their goals remain unchanged; their international relationships remain unbroken; they constitute the greatest menace mankind faces today; they control politics; they buy prominent men in every nation; they insure silence through threat, cash and fear; they amass wealth and buy a spurious popularity through philanthropic enterprise; their families live soft and easy lives and seldom know the meaning of God-ordained work;
Jeff Bezos. His recent acquisition of a $164 million house, while employees struggle to earn a decent wage. His “token” philanthropy etc.
… they surround themselves with beauty, luxury and possessions and shut their eyes to the poverty, stark unhappiness, lack of warmth and decent clothing, the starvation and the ugliness of the lives of the millions by whom they are surrounded; they contribute to charities and church agencies as a salve to their consciences or to avoid income taxes; they provide work for countless thousands but see to it that these thousands receive so small a wage that real comfort, leisure, culture and travel are impossible.
The above is a terrible indictment. It can, however, be substantiated a thousand times over; it is breeding revolution and a growing spirit of unrest. The masses of the people in every land are aroused and awakening and a new day is dawning. A war is starting between the selfish monied interests and the mass of humanity who demand fair play and a right share of the world’s wealth.”32
Let us reflect for a moment upon a small fraction of these selfish organisations and billionaires in the world today: The big data miners like Facebook and Google and 100’s we have never heard; the gargantuan hedge funds of Wall St, the mining magnates who corner a nation’s wealth, the banking industry, big pharma, big ag, the many governments who are corrupted by bribery and do the bidding of big business – the list is endless! In the same few pages, The Tibetan does not spare the rod in his harsh, but realistic assessment of these groups – and for how long they have been around:
Aries rising, Cancer sun – John D. Rockefeller. Wealthiest person of all time. Oil and pharma-ceuticals magnate – philanthropist whose foundation helped to set up WHO in 1948. Unethical business practices, mandating the industry, forcing competitors out of business, bribing officials, ignoring attempts to limit accumulation of power.
“First of all, it must be recognized that the cause of all world unrest, of the world wars which have wrecked humanity and the widespread misery upon our planet can largely be attributed to a selfish group with materialistic purposes who have for centuries exploited the masses and used the labour of mankind for their selfish ends.
From the feudal barons of Europe and Great Britain in the Middle Ages through the powerful business groups of the Victorian era to the handful of capitalists—national and international—who today control the world’s resources, the capitalistic system has emerged and has wrecked the world.
This group of capitalists has cornered and exploited the world’s resources and the staples required for civilized living; they have been able to do this because they have owned and controlled the world’s wealth through their interlocking directorates and have retained it in their own hands. [Newsflash: Rockefeller family charity to withdraw all investments in fossil fuel companies.]
They have made possible the vast differences existing between the very rich and the very poor; they love money and the power which money gives; they have stood behind governments and politicians; they have controlled the electorate; they have made possible the narrow nationalistic aims of selfish politics; they have financed the world businesses and controlled oil, coal, power, light and transportation; they control publicly or sub rosa the world’s banking accounts.”33
Yet, The Tibetan continues along the same theme in a more optimistic vein around the late 1940’s:
Aries sun J. P. Morgan – robber baron and captain of industry in the Vict-orian Age.
“But, my brothers, men will fight to prevent this; the reactionary groups in every country will neither recognise the need for, nor desire this new world order which the liberation of cosmic energy (even on this initial tiny scale) can make possible; the vested interests, the big cartels, trusts and monopolies that controlled the past few decades, preceding this world war, will mobilise their resources and fight to the death to prevent the extinction of their sources of income …
… they will not permit, if they can help it, the passing of the control of this illimitable power into the hands of the masses, to whom it rightly belongs. The selfish interests among the big stockholders, the banking firms and the wealthy organised churches will oppose all change, except in so far as it will benefit them and bring more financial gain to their coffers.
Signs of this opposition can already be seen in the utterances of certain powerful men who are today encouraging a gloomy outlook in London and in Washington and elsewhere; the Vatican, that wealthy and reactionary ecclesiastical organisation, has already expressed its disfavour, because that Church knows—as do all the vested and monied interests—that their days are numbered, provided humanity governs its decisions during the next fifty years by the idea of the greatest good to the greatest number.
Multi-billionaire Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Their original motto: “Don’t be evil” has been replaced by “Do the right thing”.
World decisions must therefore, in the future, be based upon a steady determination to further right human relations and to prevent selfish control, financial or ecclesiastical, by any group of men, anywhere, in any country. We believe the determination of Great Britain, the United States, and Canada, who are in possession of the secrets, is along these lines.”34
Now, eight decades on, the situation has become unbearably worse – the watching Masters of Wisdom must be beside themselves as spectators to this appalling global situation. Gains made for workers rights via the trade unions movement in the past century have been rolled back to almost non-existence. The balance between capital and labour is vastly skewed, reflected by the fact that the “1%” controls the majority of the world’s wealth – and seeks not to share it with the rest of Humanity – this is a great evil that must be arrested.
Warren Buffet, the world’s fourth wealthiest business man and philanthropist, making the biggest donation ever to the Gates Foundation. He has said that “in a market economy, the rich earn outsized rewards for their talents.”
All these interlocking selfish business interests are controlled by the Dark Forces who seek to consolidate their power – given their awareness of the imminent Reappearance of the Christ – who will come once again to banish the money-changers from the temple, via His various ashrams.
The Hierarchy cannot make an emergency intervention at this point in history – the New Group of World Servers must pave the way for Hierarchy by subjectively and objectively stimulating Humanity to rise up and overcome this great shadow that threatens to completely engulf the planet.
Demonstrations and civil disobedience – will likely arise, to convincingly persuade governments to change their policies. If this does not occur, it will lead inevitably to greater social unrest, revolution, civil war etc.
Natural cataclysms may also occur, to assist a long overdue purge of this unhappy and much abused planet. The transit of Uranus through Taurus and Saturn through Aquarius for the next two years, will create an extraordinary point of tension from which to work.
Comets make regular appearances and it has been said that Avatars “hitch rides” on comets, which are dynamic living beings. H.P. Blavatsky makes some observations on comets in The Secret Doctrine:
“The planets were all comets and suns in their origin – the sons of light clothed themselves in the fabric of darkness. They all have a common origin. Centres of Forces at first, the invisible sparks of primordial atoms differentiate into molecules, and become Suns—passing gradually into objectivity—gaseous, radiant, cosmic, the one “Whirlwind” (or motion) finally giving the impulse to the form, and the initial motion, regulated and sustained by the never-resting Breaths—the Dhyan Chohans.
The assertion that all the worlds (Stars, planets, etc.) … become first comets, and then Suns to cool down to inhabitable worlds, is a teaching as old as the Rishis. The birth of the celestial bodies in Space is compared to a crowd or multitude of “pilgrims” at the festival of the “Fires.” Seven ascetics appear on the threshold of the temple with seven lighted sticks of incense.
At the light of these the first row of pilgrims light their incense sticks. After which every ascetic begins whirling his stick around his head in space, and furnishes the rest with fire. Thus with the heavenly bodies.
A laya-centre is lighted and awakened into life by the fires of another “pilgrim,” after which the new “centre” rushes into space and becomes a comet. It is only after losing its velocity, and hence its fiery tail, that the “Fiery Dragon” settles down into quiet and steady life as a regular respectable citizen of the sidereal family.[!] Many perish, devoured by their stronger companions. Those that escape become worlds.”35
Like the appearance of other comets in history, the appearance of Atlas is being read by some as an omen, representing the unprecedented global coronavirus epidemic; perhaps its breakup will also reflect the dispersal of the virus – and/or the confusion around it.
Atlas was discovered on Dec.28, 2019 – just a few days before the Chinese government made their announcement about the virus on New Year’s day 2020. A fiery comet messenger has emerged from other worlds, visible to this solar system. Its naming is interesting from two perspectives – Atlas and C2019, the latter resembling somewhat the name of Covid-19.
Atlas is a well known mythological figure who strains and struggles with the world upon his shoulders – a somewhat Saturnian symbol of discipline, strength and taking responsibility for the whole. The superior wisdom of Atlas is also said to rule over astronomy and mathematics.
Atlas is quite a stoic first ray figure who could be easily equated with Vulcan, the soul ruler of Taurus. Esoterically Atlas is a symbol of Atlantis – as father to the seven “daughters” of the Pleiades, an allegory for the seven subraces of Atlantis:
“The truth is that Atlas, “the mountain of the gods,” and also the hero of that name, are the esoteric symbols of the Fourth Race, and his seven daughters, the Atlantides, are the symbols of its Seven Sub-races.
Compassion (Nicholas Roerich 1936)
Mount Atlas, symbolising the proud race, learned in magic and high in arts and civilization, whose last remnant was destroyed almost at the foot of the range of those once gigantic mountains …
… The poets attribute to Atlas … a superior wisdom and an universal knowledge, and especially a thorough acquaintance with the depths of the ocean: because both continents bore races instructed by divine masters, and because both were transferred to the bottom of the seas, where they now slumber until their next reappearance above the waters.
Atlas is the son of an ocean nymph, and his daughter is —“the watery deep,” (Hesiod): Atlantis has been submerged beneath the waters of the ocean, and its progeny is now sleeping its eternal sleep on the ocean floors. The Odyssey makes of him the guardian and the “sustainer” of the huge pillars that separate the heavens from the earth.
Calypso promises immortality to Odysseus – the story being the history of the transition from Atlantis into the Fifth Rootrace.
He is their “supporter.” And as both Lemuria, destroyed by submarine fires, and Atlantis, submerged by the waves, perished in the ocean deeps, Atlas is said to have been compelled to leave the surface of the earth, and join his brother Iapetos [Japheth, son of Noah] in the depths of Tartarus.
… Atlas “standing on the solid floor of the inferior hemisphere of the universe and thus carrying at the same time the disc of the earth and the celestial vault—the solid envelope of the superior hemisphere”… For Atlas is Atlantis which supports the new continents and their horizons on its shoulders.”36
There are some associations with Atlas here – one is with transiting Neptune currently in Pisces – the lord of the oceans in the sign of the fishes. The lower and higher interpretations of that position: Deception and illusion, or the visioning of new ideals through the evocation of the higher intuition which Neptune rules – buddhi.
The other interpretation may relate to new continents arising and old ones sinking, a process that will take place over the next few thousands years, as the world transitions from the fifth to sixth rootrace.
A new comet has now been discovered which is due to make its way by Earth’s orbit and the inner planets of Mercury and Venus. Comet SWAN (C/2020 F8) was discovered on April 11 which, like ATLAS was meant to, will arrive at the orbit of Mercury in late May. But astronomers are saying that this one may also break up, so we keep our eye on the heavens!
“I was in a house somewhere with others and all of sudden someone announced that Djwhal Khul was arriving to pay us a visit. We excitedly peered out the window and could see a car in traffic – containing DK’s entourage of monks with shaved heads and orange robes. We could not see His face but knew that He was in the car.
We rushed around tidying up the house and ourselves, looking in the mirror to check appearance and presentability. My heart was pounding so hard that it was all I could do to “contain” it within my chest. There was a mixture of excitement, exhilaration, and even fear and unworthiness.
“I am the eye in the sky, Looking at you, I can read your mind, I am the maker of rules … etc.”
Alot of musicians from the late 60’s to early 80’s were cosmically inspired – Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, Supertramp, Alan Parsons etc.
Analysis An impression from the Master and/or the Ashram. The house probably represents a (second ray) ashram with which the dreamer and the group of people are affiliated. The dream confirms that Hierarchy is on its way and the Externalisation process has definitely begun – since the coronavirus epidemic was announced, close to the Pluto-Saturn conjunction in Capricorn.
The dream stimulates ongoing reflections by many students of the Mysteries around the question – just how ready are world disciples and aspirants for the Externalisation of the Hierarchy? Have they done the required work expected of them by Hierarchy, or have they been a dismal failure – too little, too late?
DK has said that students of the Wisdom are the most glamoured members of the New Group of World Servers; they tend to discuss rather glibly the subject of Masters and 2025, but what if a Master chose to be physically in one’s presence? Would you be able to handle the intense vibration that would emanate from such a Being?
The Eye of Horus – son of Osiris and Isis. Various interpretations: Sirius, our Solar Logos – The Christ as their representative on Earth.
Not that such an event might happen to 99.99% of us, but imagine – what if? A Master can choose to modulate their vibration and most of the time, would be extremely constrained.
Even a “light touch” from a Master in the subjective realm, can energise an aspirant for a lifetime. Imagine what that would be like upon the physical plane? – because that is where the Externalisation will eventually take place.
“Touch—response to control or vibration, and the recognition of that which lies outside of the separated human unit on the physical plane. This covers the period of gradual spiritual unfoldment, the Paths of Probation and of Discipleship right up to the door of initiation.
The [wo]man touches at intervals that which is higher than himself … becomes aware of the “touch” of the Master, of the egoic vibration and of group vibration, and through this occult sense of touch he accustoms himself to that which is inner and subtle. He reaches out after that which concerns the higher self, and through touching unseen things, habituates himself to them.”38
Wanderer of the Light City (Nicholas Roerich)
Would we experience fear and sense of unworthiness that come from a direct realisation of what the Master’s emanation brings up in a disciple? – “the eye in the sky, looking at you, reading your mind”! Or, a lack of preparedness, seeing an unflattering view of one’s Dweller – those personality parts still fragmented or unintegrated? A deeply humbling experience to be sure!
“The work of the probationer is to attune his vibration to that of his Master, to purify his three lower bodies so that they form no hindrance to that contact, and so to dominate his lower mind that it is no longer a barrier to the downflow of light from the threefold Spirit.”39
All those who are consciously making the long return journey “home”, have a sense of aspiration to the vision of Externalisation, but many of us carry contradictions and unresolved dualities. To use a rather sixth ray military analogy: Not yet “battle ready” in preparing vehicles for “fit service” – in the “Army of the Lord”!
Command of Master (Nicholas Roerich)
Those vehicles are the etheric-physical and a good health/vitality – where have we been remiss or lazy? The desire/astral body and old habits not yet eliminated – excessive emotion, desire or zealotry.
The rationalisation that certain habits and desires are acceptable, when in fact the true disciple knows deep down they are not, that they must be relinquished once and for all. An aspirant might adopt the following philosophy:
“Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”40
Then there is the mental body, the Western inclination for polarisation in the lower mind – the separative, concrete mind divorced from the higher mind, seat of the soul; the extraordinary pride of mind that many aspirants and disciples carry. We are so plugged into these habits on a daily basis, that it obscures vision, partly because that is where most of the world is polarised. We strive to be “in the world”, but “not of it” – yet many are preoccupied with being more “in the world”.
For this latter mental tendency, the following statement illustrates. Also, an analogy can be made of how students distort DK’s teachings, just as generations of “Churchianity” and theologians have done with Christ’s teachings:
Chalice of Christ (Nicholas Roerich)
“The presentation of religious truth in the past has blocked the growth of the religious spirit; theology has brought mankind to the very gates of despair; the delicate flower of the Christ life has been stunted and arrested in the dark caves of man’s thinking; fanatical adherence to human interpretations has taken the place of Christian living …
… millions of books have obliterated the living words of Christ; the arguments and discussions of priests have put out the light which the Buddha brought, and the love of God as revealed by the life of Christ has been forgotten whilst men have quarrelled over meanings, over phrases and words. In the meantime, men have agonised, starved, suffered, demanded help and instruction and, unsatisfied, have lost faith.”41
The image in the earlier dream of the visiting Master, recalls Alice A. Bailey’s experience at the age of 15, when her Master Koot Hoomi made a physical visitation:
Master K.H. – of Kashmiri origin, educated and widely travelled in Europe. Chohan of the 2nd ray of Love-Wisdom. Will soon inherit the Office of the Christ.
“The door opened and in walked a tall man dressed in European clothes (very well cut, I remember) but with a turban on his head. He came in and sat down beside me. I was so petrified at the sight of the turban that I could not make a sound or ask what he was doing there. Then he started to talk.
He told me there was some work that it was planned that I could do in the world but that it would entail my changing my disposition very considerably; I would have to give up being such an unpleasant little girl and must try and get some measure of self-control.
My future usefulness to Him and to the world was dependent upon how I handled myself and the changes I could manage to make. He said that if I could achieve real self-control I could then be trusted and that I would travel all over the world and visit many countries, “doing your Master’s work all the time.””42
Therefore the question goes “begging” – are the NGWS still “15 year olds” – or have they achieved a maturity to co-operate with Hierarchy? Have they frittered their time away with the many distractions of modern life, or undue preoccupation with the past – when “life was better”? Are the NGWS up for the planetary crisis which is now unfolding, ready upon the inner planes and in the outer world of practical service to the Plan – with all the sacrifices that must be made?
These two essays were written recently, both sent out as newsletters. The second one for the new moon has been incorporated into this newsletter as Uranus in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius.
Aries-Easter Was the Heart of Lockdown: Three Days in the Tomb
Uranian Taurus New Moon and Saturn in Aquarius
“The New Group of World Servers: Leading Humanity Towards Harmony, Beauty and Truth.”
This annual conference will be held for the first time online – live streaming and will take place preceding, during and after the Wesak full moon festival (May 7) – a very powerful focus event for all participants. (Phillip Lindsay will be presenting there.)
May 1-3: Pre-conference on Esoteric Astrology. May 5-10: Main conference.
Coronavirus Part II (May 2020)
Editor’s Note As so much has been written about this subject, the best approach for this packed Taurus newsletter was to create a separate article, Coronavirus Part II (May 2020), following on from the special newsletter, Coronavirus Part I (March 2020). It is a controversial subject, with many contentious arguments about best approaches for dealing with the problem – containment or herd immunity, let alone politics, vaccination theories and the Western health system model in general. The discussions in Coronavirus Part II touch upon some major claims, examining the subject esoterically and astrologically.
WHO: World Health Organisation Crisis
Trump’s Historic Rejection of WHO
The Master’s View on Vaccinations
Vaccinations, Bill Gates, Fauci etc.
Boris Johnson’s Encounter with Coronavirus
Epidemiologists Argument for Herd Immunity
Sweden’s Approach to Coronavirus
Coronavirus Part II (May 2020)
Phillip Lindsay © 2020.
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