ARTICLES & ESSAYS
What is Esoteric Astrology?
Humanity is entering a 2,160 year cycle called the Age of Aquarius, where astrology
will gradually evolve toward that which is known as Esoteric Astrology.
Esoteric Astrology looks towards causes rather than effects, to the
life of the human soul that lies behind the outer form, the body.
is that imperishable, perpetual existence that takes repeated cyclic
embodiments - in male or female bodies and in varying cultures; part
of its purpose is to expand consciousness, and to work out karma. More...
Libra and Money:
Old Paradigm &
An Esoteric Historical Overview
Potential Corporate ransformation: Resource Sharing
Externalisation of Third Ray Ashram
Venus -Re-Examination of Values
Steve Jobs - Transition Decision
Esoterically, Libra rules money and is associated with money for several reasons:
1. In northern hemisphere
symbolism, The Scales of Libra represent the harvest of the previous
sign Virgo, that is weighed, bartered or exchanged.
2. Libra is ruled by Venus,
long associated with gold and wealth - in its lower outer expression. In
its higher expression Venus is the radiant golden light of the
illumined mind or the causal body. Venus also rules Taurus, another sign
associated with money and its acquisition; esoterically Taurus is the
'mother of illumination'. Note the higher themes of light and
illumination of which gold is the symbol. More...
Scorpio Full Moon 2011:
Occupy the Planet
"Warrior I am and from the battle I emerge triumphant."
Occupy the Planet: The Soul of Humanity Takes Charge
The Horoscope of Occupy Wall St: Scorpio Rising
Scorpio and the Star Sirius
Scorpio and the Triumphant Battle
The Scorpio Entity, Qantas
Equilibrating of the Moon and Earth Chain Souls
Julian Assange Update, Moon in Scorpio
Israel's Chiron in Scorpio and Its Mars Return
Final Word from Scorpio, Theodore Roosevelt
In the few short weeks that the
Occupy Movement has been birthed, it has become the fastest growing
group EVER in the history of the USA, if not the world. We have heard
all the slogans, from Occupy Wall St (OWS), to occupy thousands of
cities around the world, occupy the Fed, occupy the future, Occupy the
Now, occupy Qantas, occupy Sirius, Occupy Yourself and so on. Occupy is a
command and resolution, an affirmation and an ideal. More...
The Information Revolution:
"Wikileaks could become as important a journalistic tool
as the Freedom of Information Act." - Time Magazine.
The information revolution is related to the third ray of active
intelligence. The world currently finds itself in an intense phase of
this ray cycle. The third ray rules computers and the types of minds
that write or hack codes; it is closely associated with the fifth ray of
science and both rays currently rule over the Western races. More...
Destiny of the Races
and Nations II:
Astrological and Ray
Cycles in History
The author always endeavours to make practical this sometimes
very abstruse science, hence there are many references to current world
events such as the Japanese Tsunami, the Chilean Earthquake, World
Kalachakra, Occupy Wall Street, the world financial crisis, the
Wikileaks affair or the blending of races and cultures. There is a large
section of essays on the United States of America.
The five planetary chakras is another subject that is explored
in-depth, including the major centres in the USA. Likewise the destiny
of South America and the Sixth Rootrace is investigated, with its
connection to the Mayans, 2012 and the planetary centre we call
Capricorn the Unicorn
Capricorn the Unicorn
Capricorn the Sea-Goat: Varuna, Neptune, the Sea Gods
Saturn, Structure, Destruction
Venus and Intelligent Love
Capricorn: Magic and Mystery
J.R.R. Tolkien. Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings: A Movie for the Masses
Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh
Last year's newsletter on
Capricorn covers a little more about the Unicorn, its symbolism and
relation to the Lion (Leo). The unicorn is sometimes depicted with a
goat's beard, perhaps symbolic of the wisdom accrued by the goat on its
transformational journey to the mountain top.
The unicorn has always been a
symbol of spiritual purity and grace; in ancient myths it could only be
captured by a virgin, alluding to the relationship of Capricorn to
another earth sign, Virgo.
The single horn was believed to
transform poisoned water and to heal. Until the nineteenth century,
belief in unicorns was widespread among historians, alchemists, writers,
poets, naturalists, physicians and theologians. The unicorn is also a
symbol of transformation from the centaur in Sagittarius, the previous
sign to Capricorn. More...
and the Fifth Rootrace:
The Coming Sixth Rootrace
A Brief Overview of History: Three Major Crises in the Three Rootraces
Although there are seven rootraces to every great round or
manvantara of evolution, the first two and a half were etheric and did
not ‘individualise’, hence three strictly human rootraces have elapsed.
The crises of these three rootraces are symbolised by the following
numbers – representing branchrace, subrace and rootrace:
3.3.3 – human individualisation, birth of the human soul in ancient Lemuria 21.6 million years ago.
4.4.4 – the Atlantean war and the physical destruction of Atlantis around 4 million years ago.
5.5.5 – culmination of the development of manas or mind around 2,000 CE – 16,000 CE.
These are not just ‘convenient’
figures (although they serve as such), but are profoundly descriptive
of stages of consciousness that mark the major signposts of esoteric
A Brief Esoteric History:
Evolution of Consciousness
through the Rootraces
The secret history of the world
is revealed in many traditions, the durations of which far surpass the
miniscule figures used in modern times. H.P. Blavatsky (HPB) brought
together many of these historical and chronological strands in her
magnum opus, The Secret Doctrine (1888), a major foundation stone for
the emerging Aquarian cycle.
Throughout HPB’s works are scattered details of this ancient
history – culled from the Vedas, Upanishads, the Zend Avesta, Old
Testament and so forth.
(In the interests of
simplicity, I have elected to keep this article relatively
footnote-free; most references are from HPB and can be found in my
writings where they are fully referenced and footnoted.)
In the denial or ignorance of
its true origins lies the source of disempowerment for Humanity; in not
knowing its divine source, the nature of the human soul or the very
lengthy evolution of human consciousness that stretches back some 21
million years. More...
Aries Full Moon 2012
Cusco, Peru: Home of the Sun God
Semana Santa (Easter Week), Cusco.
Señor de los Temblores:
Christ of the Earthquakes
Jesus and the Roman Catholic Church
Exaltation of the Sun in Aries
Fourth Initiation of Jesus
Resurrection and Ascension
Finding myself in Cuzco Peru, writing the Aries newsletter seems
most appropriate, why? Because the Sun is exalted in Aries and Cusco is
the home of the Incan sun god. At the winter solstice every year at 0
degrees Cancer, the Incas summoned the Sun god through a spectacular
festival called Inti Raymi, still celebrated on June 22 every year. When
the sun was at its furthest distance from the equator, the sun deity
would be invoked, entreating him to draw nearer, lest he be lost in the
dark cosmos, praying for a good harvest and protection against famine
Aries is one arm of the
cardinal cross that it shares with Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. The same
significance of this southern hemisphere festival can be applied for
Capricorn in the northern hemisphere. The cardinal cross traces the
journey of the Sun through the two equinoxes and two solstices every
year. Perhaps this is why Cusco was regarded as the 'four-sided sun
of the Seven Rays II:
These essays range over a
variety of zodiac sign perspectives from Aries to Pisces, esoterically
considered. Topics covered include the Japanese Tsunami, Chilean
Earthquake, World Kalachakra, Occupy Wall Street and Wikileaks. There
are profiles of William Blake, George Washington, Dennis Kucinich,
Barack Obama, Julian Assange, Steve Jobs, Benjamin Netanyahu, Sir David
Attenborough, J.R.R. Tolkien, Nikos Kazantzakis, Edgar Cayce, Rudolph
Steiner, Geoffrey Hodson, Da Free John, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D.
Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson. The bonus essay is The Lives of Francis
Bacon, delving into the previous incarnations of the One known as the
Master R, or Count St Germain. More/Buy...
Origins Odyssey: Travel Blog # 6
Greece and Crete: Part III: Crete
Crete: Foundation of Europe
Crete, Manu Master Hilarion
The Temple of Knossos:
The Minotaur's Maze
Mt Idi: Birthplace of Zeus
Asger Lorentsen and
The Golden Foundation
Sailing across on the ferry from Athens to Crete gave a sense of
excitement and expectation, as such voyages always do - a journey into
the unknown, into the past, into some of the oldest mysteries that lay
hidden in the mind of time.
Traveling in ever-trusty Monty the motor home, I spent a few
months exploring and living on Crete, broken by a six week visit to the
USA for the University of the Seven Rays annual conference in April
"Star of the Hero", by Nicholas Roerich.
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This essay explores the problem of
TIME as applied to human history thus far unfolded; it looks at the
dating methods of science and precession cycles used by the ancients in
traditions such as the Hindu, Egyptian and Mayan civilisations. Some
highlights of the past are examined, such as the origin of the human
soul, the mystery of how apes were created, why the great Atlantean war
and subsequent cataclysm ensued, through to the present day, into the
In many disciplines, whether it is consensus or alternative
archeology, anthropology, geology or other sciences, a major problem
within and between these sciences is the factor of time. The lack of a
clear perception about TIME and the true historical chronology of this
planet is the major impasse that is preventing a clear understanding of
human history. More...
The Five Planetary Centres, Part II
The Master Djwhal Khul, who has
given the teachings for the New Age, said that He purposefully
scattered the teachings in all His books, to force the student to make
connections, so as to awake the dormant cells in the brain and arrive at
right understanding independently.
It is clear therefore, that
each student has to do this work of connecting by themselves and to
arrive at their own personal conclusion. DK also said that students grow
by finding the answer to their own questions and nobody should do it
for them. Hence no student should expect to find the right presentation
of thought given by anyone and that they all have to work by themselves.
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The Blending of Races and Cultures:
Moving Toward a New Race and Universal Religion
Perceptions of Current World Events
Reaction to Planetary ‘Islamisation’
Jews and Arabs: The Semitic Subrace
The Greater Cycles of the Races and the Yugas
The Lesser Cycles of Pisces and the Sixth Ray
The New Group of World Servers
The Three Main Groups of Humanity
The New World Religion
Serving the Greater Whole Through Right Relationships
This essay examines current
world crises of racial and cultural assimilation, with an emphasis upon
the crisis within the Arab Muslim world, where a revolution in
consciousness is taking place. The situation is viewed within the
esoteric context of the greater and lesser cycles, ray and astrological
influences. It is proposed that these events are the crises that will
eventually lead to a New World Religion - that recognises all faiths as
part of the one Whole. More...
This essay explores the rise of Nazism in Germany from the
period of the Industrial Revolution in Europe through the time of
Bismarck, until World War II. Horoscopes of the various protagonists are
examined and compared so that a picture emerges of the forces that
helped to shape one of the most significant events of the Twentieth
To paraphrase the great
philosopher George Santayana, those who do not remember their past are
condemned to repeat their mistakes. Hence, the importance of
understanding history so Humanity does not stay bound to the wheel of
samsara; just as individual souls learn their repeated lessons over many
lifetimes, eventually liberating themselves, contributing to the
greater pool of collective consciousness. More ...
The Master Jesus once said:
“Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little
children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever
therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is
greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
“At the first great Initiation
the Christ is born in the disciple. It is then that he realizes for the
first time in himself the outpouring of the divine Love, and experiences
that marvellous change which makes him feel himself to be one with all
that lives. This is the `Second Birth,' and at that birth the heavenly
ones rejoice, for he is born into `the kingdom of heaven,' as one of the
`little ones,' as a `little child'—the names ever given to the new
Initiates. Such is the meaning of the words of Jesus, that a man must
become a little child to enter into the Kingdom."
Some of you may think this as very basic and
even platitudinous, and it is. Nevertheless, it is still a healthy
attitude to maintain in this age of claim-making, false prophets and
over-blown egos – even in the field of occultism. How our innocence can
be taken over by blind ambition, when aspiring to become a ‘rich young
man’. The innocent becomes the worldly and world-weary. How do we
maintain that balance? Utter simplicity is one key to staying childlike.
(Transcript USR Conference 2011)
The Methuselah Project is an initiative started in 2007 by a
group of students of the Ageless Wisdom that seeks to address the world
glamour related to the Jews. We are well aware of the controversy and
the difficulties surrounding the Jewish situation. The separativeness
which seems to be inbuilt in the Jewish people and a corresponding
rejection by the rest of the world has compounded an ancient and
The Master Djwhal Khul (D.K.)
has called this a major world problem, and has stated that because of
its great significance, it is definitely part of his Ashram’s work.
Hence The Methuselah Project
seeks to contribute to the New Group of World Servers a fresh
understanding, through the creation of a new thought-form that will
absorb and redeem the old one. The Methuselah Project also gives
subjective support to all individuals and groups who are seeking
solutions to the Jewish question.
In order to heal this world
problem, we need to make the effort to look beyond and beneath the outer
appearance, penetrating deep into the roots. More...
Taurus Full Moon 2012 (Wesak)
"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 ..."
The Three Major Spiritual Festivals
Venus and Taurus: Light and Wisdom
Taurus the Bull: Nandi, Vulcan and Shiva
Ajna Centre and the Third Eye
Taurus Rules the New Group of World Servers
The Great Opportunity at Wesak
Solar Eclipse Conjunct Alcyone - May 20, 2012
May 20 Eclipse in the Mayan Tradition
Eclipse Path Links East and West
Venus Eclipse on the Gemini Full Moon
Taurus is the second of the
three major solar festivals that set the tone for each year. The
initiating fire of Aries precipitates to earthy Taurus and is
distributed in airy Gemini. However, Taurus or the Wesak Festival is the
most important of these three full moon periods - a time of unique
opportunity, particularly for co-perative group work by those conscious
servers of the Plan:
"Endeavour to make the Wesak
Festival a universal festival and known to be of value to all people of
all faiths. It is the festival in which the two divine Leaders, of the
East and of the West, collaborate together and work in the closest
spiritual union; the Christ and the Buddha use this festival each year
as the point of inspiration for the coming year's work. See that you do
likewise. The spiritual energies are then uniquely available." More...
and the Mayan Calendar:
and the Sixth Rootrace.
“… Brazil will function as the
leading division of the great sixth race ... [Brazil] will later
represent the best of that which the Latin races have eventually to give
… Brazil, (or rather what that country will then be called …) will
represent a linking interpreting civilisation, based upon the unfoldment
of the abstract consciousness, which is a blend of the intellect and
the intuition, and which reveals the wisdom aspect of love in its
As the Sixth Rootrace does not
manifest for another 25,000 years, the reference to ‘Brazil’ (‘what that
country will then be called‘) probably includes an area across South
America that incorporates other nations like neighbouring Bolivia and
Origins Odyssey: Travel Blog # 5.
Greece and Crete
Mycenae and the Cyclopean Giants
Delphi, Apollo and Pythia
Each travel blog lately
has required some more recent news before back-tracking to catch up on
overdue blogs. And so at this point in June 2012, I have recently
returned to my native Australia, although that is a strange phrase these
days as I feel more like a visiting backpacker!
Nevertheless, as mentioned in
the introduction to Travel Blog #4, my knee had been giving me trouble
on my second Saturn return, forcing me eventually to put my South
American sojourn on hold, to return to Australia and utilise the medical
facilities here. More...
NEWSLETTERS & BLOGS
Scorpio Full Moon 2013
Trials & Tests of Scorpio
Narcissism & Ahamkara
Scorpion, Snake and Eagle
gather again to reflect and meditate upon the qualities of the sign through
which the Sun travels on its yearly course, culminating at each full moon. In
the exploration of Esoteric Astrology, one is always reminded that the signs
and planets have many mysteries yet to be revealed.
is not a finite science and to use a Scorpionic allegory, the deeper one
penetrates into the arcana, more profound truths await revelation; richer seams
await the persistent miner for the heart of gold. More ...
Libra Full Moon 2013
The Essence of Libra
Libra, Money and the Etheric
Telepathy and the Etheric
Libra Rules the Cusp of the Ages
Right Human Relationships
Rumi & Roerich: Messengers
U.S. Debt: Crisis, Mercury Retro.
Libra is a sign of balance and harmony
because it manages to balance the pairs of opposites by taking the middle way
between them. Libra's opposite is Aries, the sign of the original impulse, the
raison d'être, the beginning of all causes, thoughts and actions that eventually
have their consequences in Libra.
Libra represents therefore, the Law of
Cause and Effect, or karma - hence the exaltation of Saturn, the Lord of Karma,
in this sign. More ...
Virgo Full Moon 2013
World Events: The Glass Darkly
Ceres & Hygeia
Road to Damascus
Virgo is traditionally associated with diet, hygiene and purification. In the Johfra painting above, the virgin holds a sheaf of wheat, indicative of nurturing through food but also generally, as a loving nurturer and healer - Virgo, the Mother of the World. Hence the annual cycle of Virgo is an excellent period to initiate health regimes, fasts, exercise disciplines etc. Virgo facilitates attending to the micro-matters of health ... More ...
Leo Full Moon 2013: Sirian Blue Moon
Birth of Consciousness
The Month of August
Significance of 4
Leo and Regulus
Many Sirian Pathways
Sirius and the Egyptian Tradition
As detailed in the first Leo newsletter for 2013, this is the
second of two Leo full moon festivals and hence a 'blue moon';
appropriate, as Sirius is the source of the blue Love-Wisdom energy, the
very fabric of our entire solar system. Our Sun (or Solar Logos,
'Sol'), is the progeny or incarnation of that stupendous life we call
Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.
Leo Full Moon 2013
Leo and Gold
Leo Soul Brazil
Occupy the Heart: Generosity and Kindness
This full moon period for July 22 is the first of two Leo full moon periods for 2013. Astrologically, a 'blue moon' is the second full moon that falls within the same astrological sign,
not the same calendar month as is widely interpreted; it is
therefore a potent doubling of energy associated with that
zodiac sign. Blue moons are relatively rare and the last one
that occurred in Leo was 2002. More ...
Cancer Full Moon 2013
Cancer: Watery Matrix
Turkey: Cancer Soul Awakening
Crisis: Cancer in the USA
Problem of Theft
No Secrets. Age of Telepathy.
Cancer is one of the oldest signs of the zodiac,
prominent in ancient Lemuria when humanity came into existence at a time when
there were only eight zodiac signs influencing that primitive evolution.
is the Mother of the human family, connecting all to the ocean of consciousness
from which we have emerged - and, to paraphrase the ancient verses of the
Gayatri - to where we return, as self-conscious liberated souls. More...
Gemini Full Moon 2013
Gemini: 3rd of Three Festivals
Gemini and Right Speech
Breath, Etheric Body, Meditation
As reiterated every
year in these newsletters, Gemini is the third of three festivals that
set the tone for the new spiritual year that begun in Aries (March 21).
It is important to be reminded of this, when we live in a culture that
utilises Capricorn (Dec 31) as the end of the year, throwing a veil of
illusion over the spiritual forces with which we seek to synchronise.
This is certainly the case when considering the lower expression of
Capricorn - work finishing for the year followed by holidays, the
materialism of Christmas etc. More ...
Taurus Full Moon 2013 (Wesak)
Taurus and the Divine Feminine
Taurus, the Mother of Illumination
Taurus: Desire, Sex and Satiation
Influence of Mars' Explosions
The Three Major Spiritual Festivals
New Group of World Servers
"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. More...
Aries Full Moon 2013
New Cycle of Aries, Role of Uranus
Equinox, Full Moon 2013
Aries, Death, Shamballa.
The Sun is exalted in Aries and its yearly passage into this
sign marks not only the spiritual new year, but reminds us of a broader
consciousness that exists within the greater solar system, beyond the
realm of Earth. If evolution is to proceed as it should, then each new
cycle brings a greater frequency on a higher turn of the spiral. No less
so with the beginning of the spiritual new year in Aries, where the
harvest of sattvas from the previous year are built into the foundation
of this new year. More...
Pisces Full Moon 2013
Problems for the Piscean Mystic
The Path of Occultism
The Materialistic Forces
Mediumistic Nazi Germany
The Glamour of 9/11: Revelation
The path of the mystic has found its key expression during
the Age of Pisces in monasteries and mountain retreats, East and West.
Pisces is the mystic because of its intuitional, imaginative, feeling
nature, combined with the compassion and sacrifice of the heart. Most
seekers upon the spiritual path are mystics to one degree or another,
indeed must be, as it is the first major milestone upon the Higher Way. More ...
Aquarius Full Moon 2013
Aquarius and Initiation
Aquarius and Buddhic Consciousness
Aquarius, Waters of Life
Aquarius and the Spiritual Will
Aquarius, Constant Movement
Obama, Aquarius Rising
Sandy Hook: Watershed Moment
National Rifle Association
The Romance of Gun Culture
Fear as the Source
The influence of Aquarius is currently very potent, not only
because it is the cycle into which the Sun is precessing for the next
2,160 years, but because Aquarius represents the culmination of many
lives upon the fixed cross of soul evolution, of consciously treading
the Way. More ...
Capricorn Full Moon 2012
It's the end of the Mayan calendar, the Capricorn solstice, Christmas -
and it's the seven-yearly festival week of the New Group of World Servers;
this latter event is by far the most important of all - for those who are
consciously in touch with and serving the greater Purpose of spiritual evolution.
It is the sign of the Goat
which seeks its sustenance in the most rocky and arid of the world's
places and it, therefore, relates man to the mineral kingdom; it is also
the sign of the Crocodiles which live half in the water and half on dry
land; it is spiritually the sign of the Unicorn which is the "fighting
and triumphant creature" of the ancient myths. More ...
Sagittarius Full Moon 2012
Don Quixote: Tilting at Windmills
Spain: Sagittarian Soul
Spielberg - Sagittarian Visionary
Galactic Centre, Mayan Calendar
Festival New Group of World Servers (NGWS)
Quixote is a story about a man whose ideals about knights and chivalry distorts
his perception; he sets off upon a quest as a knight-errant in search of
adventure, donning a suit of armour, with faithful Sancho as his companion. All
that is ordinary takes on grandiose interpretations in the imagination of Don
Quixote, so that even windmills become 'giants' worthy of attack by his horse
and lance; hence the phrase 'tilting at windmills', captivated or trapped by
one's illusions. More...
Scorpio Full Moon 2012
Scorpio, Path of Discipleship
Scorpio, Fear, Desire for Power
Saturn in Scorpio, Pluto in Cap
Japan, Scorpio and Mount Fuji
USA Election: Obama & Romney
In the Science of Esoteric Astrology the zodiac signs are, in the deepest sense
of their occult meaning, great groups of living beings connected to the higher
angelic realms. The most profound mysteries of the zodiac and its influence
upon human evolution lies here. These groupings are called 'creative
hierarchies' - and they have their own path of evolution to tread - in parallel
with human evolution. As they evolve so does humanity... More...
Libra Full Moon 2012
Shamballa, Libra, Law
Book of the Dead
Libra Mars in Scorpio
10-day Window of Danger for Israel
Jupiter in Gemini to the Rescue!
Full Moon T-Square: Sun-Uranus, Moon, Pluto.
the world head centre that transmits spiritual law on Earth. Libra is a sign of
the law and justice, hence its association with Shamballa. Taurus and Libra are
two festivals of the year that bring through the Shamballa forces; both signs
are ruled by Venus, regarded as the higher self to Earth. More ...