What is Esoteric Astrology?
Each of us possesses a soul or a spirit within ourselves apart from our physical body, but our souls and human body although sharing the same space are separate entities. Their mutual working keeps us going.
The concept behind esoteric astrology is for individuals to access the soul that dwells in their body host and to view the world in which we live through the eyes of the soul rather than simply as the human host.
Esoteric Astrology is a progression of the basic astrological principles and tells what is happening only when an individual senses their soul stimulating their progress towards a specific direction. Esoteric Astrology deals with those who acknowledge the presence of their soul and its developing influence on their lives. This type of intuitive sense is referred to as "esoteric" meaning, a mechanism by which the reason an individual exists is recognized by the individual.
When is Esoteric Reading needed:
You are trying to determine the purpose of your soul purpose in this incarnation.
You want to know what area of your life your soul should be focused like relationship, career, etc.
You desire to know where you are on your soul's path.
You are already aware of your spiritual nature and want answers to questions about focus and direction.
The word "esoteric" means simply that which is hidden and known to an initiated few. Esoteric is the antonym of exoteric. Traditional astrology is viewed as exoteric and based on interpretation of the personality where esoteric astrology is soul-centered and it interprets the soul's direction.
The Seven Rays in Esoteric Astrology
Throughout our lives the seven Rays of the universe come spiralling through, streaming down through various sources to set different backgrounds which the astrological aspects activate. The seven Universal Rays reach our planet Earth, filtering through unknown sources until they reach the Ursa Major or the Great Bear. These Seven Rays carry forth Divine energy with them that have the power to activate the souls within us. All of the Rays embody will energy.
The First Three Rays are the Rays of Aspect
The 1st Ray - The Ray of Will/Power/Purpose
The 2nd Ray - The Ray of Love/Wisdom
The 3rd Ray - The Ray of Active Intelligence
The last four are the Four Rays of Attribute
The 4th Ray - The Ray of Harmony through Conflict
The 5th Ray - The Ray of Concrete Science/Knowledge
The 6th Ray – The Ray of Devotion/Idealism
The 7th Ray – The Ray of Ceremonial Order
The Ray Structure
To understand Esoteric Astrology we need to know one's personal ray structure. The ray structure consists of:
a) a Soul Ray (which remains the same over many incarnations)
b) a Personality Ray (which changes for every incarnation) and which consists of
1) mental body ray
2) astral body (or emotional) ray
3) physical body ray.
From an understanding of one's Rays and the astrological correlation that exist between the constellations, signs, planets and the Rays one can interpret the horoscope in an esoteric way.
Use of Essential oils in Esoteric Astrology
Astrological Medicine has accepted the fact that scents/essential oils are effective in harmonizing and balancing the spirit or the soul within us.
The following is a list of plants that are in the vibration with the 12 signs.
Aries: Basil, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Rose Geranium, Cypress, Mandarin, Thistle.
Taurus: Valley, Violet, Wild and Red Garden Rose, Lemon, Pine, Black Pepper.
Gemini: Iris, Jasmine, Basil, Snapdragon, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Lime and Lavender.
Cancer: Camomile, Myrrh, Frankincense, Rose, Cypress, Poppy, Water Lily.
Leo: Geranium , Rose, Orange, Mandarin, Marigold, Sunflower, Cowslip, Heliotrope.
Virgo: Basil, Camomile, Black Pepper, Thyme, Sandalwood, Corn Flower, Rose.
Libra: Clary Sage, Rose Geranium, Juniper, Fennel, Ylang Ylang, Violet and Neroli.
Scorpio: Bergamot, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Juniper, Fennel, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang.
Sagittarius: Sage, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Eucalyptus, Chrysanthemum.
Capricorn: Solomon's Seal, Marjoram, Bergamot, Rose, Lime, Snow Drop.
Aquarius: Sandalwood, Gentain, Pine, Fennel, Cedarwood, Lemon, Jasmine.
Pisces: Camomile, Basil, Sandalwood, Orange, Patchouli, Opium Poppy and Ginger.
Rulers of Exoteric and Esoteric Astrology
Sun in Esoteric Astrology
1. It reveals the energies, temperament, and characteristics of the present incarnation.
2. It speaks about the nature of the personality life and the energy brought in from previous incarnations in order to live out the current lifetime.
3. It is the force field through which the personality activates itself so that it comes to a realization of its own consciousness.
4. It reveals those indications which point to the Ray makeup of the personality.
The Ascendant house comparison
The Sun Sign in Esoteric Astrology
The Sun sign in Esoteric Astrology points to the current problem of the man, it describes the tempo of his personality life; it is related to quality and temperament and the life tendencies which are seeking expression during this particular incarnation. Fundamentally, the forces here found are indicative of the line of least resistance.
The Ascendant or Rising Sign in Esoteric
The rising Sun or Ascendant indicates the intended life or immediate Soul purpose for this incarnation. It hold the secret of the future. It describes the force needed by the soul to succeed in this lifetime. It represents the harmony aspects of life and can produce right relationships between Soul and personality in any one incarnation.