With the Aries emphasis, the focus would be towards empowering and enabling others through their mental and communication gifts. There is a facility for manifesting on the physical plane, but the purpose is to gather resources for a higher or collective purpose. For example, this person could accumulate and distribute resources in order to fund some sort of group venture. The esoteric rulerships do not cancel the value of the traditional rulerships.
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For the Aries Ascendant, the position of Mars points to personality problems, tendencies, talents and gifts, while the position of Mercury points to the area of service of the soul. It is important to look at any aspect formed between the exoteric and esoteric rulers of the Ascendant. A trine or sextile between Mars and Mercury suggests that there is a harmony between the personality expression and the expression of the spiritual purpose.
The following esoteric meanings are synthesised from the available literature on the subject. GEMINI — to teach Right Human Relations, between self and others, personality and soul, anima and animus, higher mind and lower mind Venus — intelligent love; relatedness; resolution of polarity; turning knowledge into wisdom Keynote — I recognise my other self and in the waning of that self, I grow and glow. CANCER — to build a spiritual home and selflessly nourish others Neptune — unconditional love and forgiveness; devotion and self-sacrifice Keynote — I build a lighted house and therein dwell.
LEO — to express Divine Will through the qualities of open-heartedness, warmth, creativity, leadership and love Sun — the self-conscious I; the integrated personality; creative equipment Keynote — I am That and That am I. I, God, I, matter am. LIBRA — to harmonise the opposites and choose the middle path; Transpersonal relations; perfected love Uranus — collective inter-relatedness; intuition; urge to better the human condition Keynote — I choose the way which leads between the two great lines of force.
I reach that goal and then I see another. AQUARIUS — to serve humanity through the dedication of personal energies to the collective Jupiter — intuitive understanding blended with impersonal love; abundance Keynote — Water of life am I, poured forth for thirsty humanity. Look to the qualities of this sign as an indicator of new qualities that need to be developed in this lifetime. Try to also blend the qualities of the sign and house position of the North Node with these Ascendant qualities.
Together, they form a picture of the future path of the soul. The sign and house position of the Sun is symbolic of the present , or the path towards integration of the personality. The sign and house position of the Moon is symbolic of the past or karmic conditions which have been carried over into this life and need transcending. Try to blend the qualities of the South Node with these Moon qualities to determine the path of least resistance, the negative personality tendencies which hinder progress in the present, and the gifts developed in past lives.
The signs, houses and aspects of Saturn, Pluto and Chiron , and planets in the twelfth house will also give further clues to karmic factors which are relevant in the current life. Of course, the entire chart can be viewed from a karmic perspective, but we have to stop somewhere. The fundamental qualities required by the esoteric astrologer are the intuition of Uranus, the sensitivity and compassion of Neptune and the profound understanding of evolutionary purpose of Pluto. I do believe there is an urgent need, on the part of astrologers, to move away from the excessive focus on the negative expressions of astrological energy and the over-emphasis on events, effects and manifestations.
The focus of esoteric astrology is on cause and purpose, and the consecration of the self to the greater whole of which we are a part. But the focus, in esoteric astrology, must ultimately be on the positive qualities and the highest potential that the client may express. Too often, traditional and even psychological astrology, has focussed far too intently on the greatest depths that the client can reach. As esoteric astrologers, our role is to act as a trigger or catalyst to help the client contact their own inner sense of purpose. And this purpose can most easily be identified by asking the client what gives them the most joy ; what is their passion; what do they love doing the most?
JOY — Like a bird on the wing, I fly towards the sun.
I sing in my soul, so that all I meet can hear. Adelaide, Aust: , p. Paul, Minnesota: Llewellyn Publications, And thus the great cycle of struggle towards expression starts and the foundational words of The Secret Doctrine , with which you are all so familiar, expresses the goal and the purpose of the first sign of the Cardinal Cross:. What appears in Aries as spiritual energy enters into the soul stage in Cancer , in which sign the soul incarnates for the first time in form, reaches a point of equilibrium in Libra , in which sign soul and personality achieve a balance of cooperation and, in Capricorn , the will nature arrives at fulfilment and a visioned goal is reached.
In Capricorn , the man reaches either the height of personal ambition or he becomes the initiate, attaining his spiritual objective. The difference between these two goals depends upon the mode of progression around the wheel of life. It should be remembered—generalising again and speaking symbolically—that the Crosses also turn, being the spokes of the great  wheel.
The undeveloped man goes from Aries to Capricorn and to Libra and Cancer, whilst the developed man reverses the process. We could, for the sake of clarity, consider the great experience of life as taking place upon the three wheels within the wheel of Life, viewing it from three angles:.
The period of captivity, wherein the man is bound upon the wheel. The fourfold influence of the Common Cross. The Wheel adjusted or reversed.
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The period of emergence, wherein the man alters the revolution of the wheel. The fourfold influence of the Fixed Cross. Life in the five worlds of superhuman evolution. The unfoldment of soul through the personality. The wheel controlled or dominated. The period of liberation from the work of the Great Wheel. The fourfold influence of the Cardinal Cross. Life in the seven worlds of our seven planes.
Fusion of spirit, soul and personality. Aries, therefore, starts the process of the "most ancient initiation" which all the human family has already undergone  and will undergo. The first great cosmic initiation as far as humanity is concerned is initiation into incarnation—the initiation of individualisation. This process culminates aeons later in the reversing of the wheel and the attaining of a definite goal in Capricorn. It culminates in the achievement of transference from off the Fixed Cross on to the Cardinal Cross, which is, in its turn, the logical sequence of the transference from off the Mutable or Common Cross on to the Fixed Cross.
Therefore, in its lowest manifestation, Aries is the creator of those activities, conditions and processes which lead to the manifestation of soul through the medium of form, and later of those higher creative undertakings which lead in due time to the manifestation of spirit through the soul. These processes eventually demonstrate the true nature of the triplicity to which I introduced you in the earlier pages of this treatise: Life—Quality—Appearance.
Aries is also the purveyor to our solar system of Fire Electric Fire and of the dynamic nature of God which has in it the qualities of fostering and nourishing heat and also of the fire which burns and destroys. From the standpoint of esoteric astrology, there are three major signs in which the "three deaths" are undergone:. Aries , which at different points along the Path of Life forces the soul on to the burning ground and subjects it to a purifying process during incarnation.
Through the lesser fire of mind, the "jungles of experience are set on fire and dissolve in flames and then the Path stands clear and unobstructed vision is achieved. Through the fiery processes of war and strife, brought to the individual through the influence of the planetary  ruler, Mars, the God of War, a needed purification takes place. The same purification, but this time through vision, comes to the developed man through the activity of the subjective ruler of the planet, Mercury, who is the illuminating principle which releases the mind, directs the way of man through life and enables him to become aware of the divine Plan which underlies all his fiery experience.
Scorpio , which brings about eventually the death of the personality and with which we shall later deal when we come to consider that sign. Esoterically as well as exoterically, Scorpio is the sign of death and burial in the earth, of descent into the depths in order to be lifted again on to the heights the mountain top in Capricorn. It is stated in some of the most ancient books that "the heat of the earth, the mother, and the sting of the scorpion are the beneficent gifts which the turning of the wheel gives to the man at the beginning and the end.
Pisces sees the relinquishing or the death of all the influences which hold the man to the wheel of birth and his release from the control of the Common or Mutable Cross. It is interesting to note that each of these three signs of death is to be found in a different cross:. It is the influence of these three which brings about the  "three needed and determined deaths" in the life of the human being.
I am here referring to the signs, independently of their planetary rulers. There is something in the energy which pours in through these signs which predetermines a crystallising process and the eventual destruction of some type of form control. The Old Commentary expresses these ideas in the following terms:. And then again I died to form Aries. The heat of earth, the fiery temper of the mother, destroyed the form, released the soul and so the lesser self was killed Scorpio.
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The waters drowned the man. The fish was made to disappear. It then appeared again only to die or else to die and bring salvation" Pisces. Thus there are symbolically the death through fire, the death through earth and the death through water—burning, suffocation and drowning—but, in this world cycle, the death through air is not either known or understood. There are not therefore four deaths, as the goal of our system during manifestation is "initiation or release into the air," so that the bird of life out of time and space can fly free.
The concept which the Law of Correspondence brings of the final death is covered by the words liberation, relinquishment and final initiation, and means little to humanity, for it concerns the planetary Logos and His life cycle. The three deaths which do overtake man, the individual and the human family as a whole, release the soul into three great planetary centres:. The death by drowning or by water in Pisces releases man again into that great centre which we call Humanity,  and there experience is gained.
Herein lies the mystery of the fish-goddesses of this sign "who spawn their young again and yet again. The death by suffocation in Scorpio releases man into the planetary centre which we call the Hierarchy. The death by fire or burning in Aries releases man into another centre to which we give the name Shamballa.
There is much to work out, is there not, in these ideas which I offer to you as suggestive considerations and as hints related to the Science of Triangles, which is the esoteric basis of astrology, just as the doctrine of the trinity microcosmic and macrocosmic is the esoteric basis of occultism.
Death is, therefore, of three kinds. This Science of Divine Dying underlies the well-known phrase "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world," and when the relationship between Aries, Scorpio and Pisces is properly understood as the linking and merging of the three crosses a new light will be thrown upon all subsidiary sciences—exoteric and esoteric. The teaching in The Secret Doctrine about the reincarnating monads who are called the divine Sacrifices, Lords of Knowledge, Will and Sacrifice, will be clarified.
These monads, who are ourselves, are Lords of Persevering Ceaseless Devotion —devotion even unto death. It is interesting here to note also that through the ruling planet, Mars, the average man born in this sign is related to Scorpio, and thus the Cardinal Cross is related to the Fixed Cross. Points of crisis can thus be noted when the horoscope is considered from this angle. At the same time, Aries is related to birth, through Mercury who rules Aries esoterically, and also Virgo, of which Mercury is the exoteric ruler.
Through Uranus also, Aries is related to Aquarius,  the sign of world service, leading to death and liberation in Pisces. Uranus is the planet through which zodiacal energy flows, in connection with the Creative Hierarchies upon our planet, from one of the stars of the Great Bear. It is these relationships with which esoteric astrology deals, and from them the universal can be grasped and the particular understood.
The human being in his eventual recognised group relationships is of more importance than appears in his individual life, which the orthodox horoscope seeks to elucidate. It only determines his little destiny and unimportant fate. Esoteric astrology indicates his group usefulness and the scope of his potential consciousness. I would remind you here that frequently when the ruler of a sign is given as the Sun or the Moon I shall speak of one of the hidden planets, Uranus or Vulcan. These are interchangeable in their use and it is difficult to tell to which the esoteric planet refers unless you have been told.
Hence my above reference to Uranus. In connection with Aries, which expresses or is the agent primarily of the first Ray of Will or Power, the ray of the destroyer, it should be stated that first ray energy comes from the divine Prototype in the Great Bear, that it becomes transmuted into the force and activity of the planetary Logos of the first ray, and works out as His triple activity under the guidance of the three ruling planets—Mars, Mercury and Uranus.
Mars embodies sixth ray force which leads to idealism, destructive fanaticism frequently, struggle, strife, war, effort and evolution. God's idea in Aries becomes the concrete plan in Capricorn whether that objective is the full flower of the planetary life in all its forms, the ambition of a personality working out its own ideas and ambitious worldly projects or the spiritual aspiration worldly ambition  transmuted into its higher aspect of the initiate, who seeks to work out God's plans and make them his own.
In every case, Mars leads to the battle ground of Scorpio. 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. Mercury and the Sun are one , we are frequently told in the occult literature. Mercury, therefore, leads Aries to Virgo again speaking symbolically where the idea or Word of God begins to take form, and consequently the latent life in Aries comes to the "crisis of the birth hour," prior to the birth of the Christ, cosmically considered, though the birth of the individual Christ takes place in Capricorn, at the close of the needed gestation period.
Uranus embodies the energy of the seventh ray and its work is analogous to that of Mercury, for the seventh ray is the ray which relates spirit and matter and brings together electric fire and fire by friction, thus producing manifestation. Uranus leads the soul to the burning ground during the final stages of the Path, when the fire of Aries and the fires engendered through the potency of Uranus produce the flaming heat of the final burning ground.
Through this burning ground, the initiate has finally to pass. Uranus rules the occult Way and is, in an esoteric sense, connected with the Hierophant of the Mysteries of Initiation. Therefore, we have in relation to Aries and the life of the soul, which there comes into subjective manifestation, certain related signs wherein the soul, in objective manifestation, passes through peculiar and definite crises:.
The crises of the battle field, leading to the culminating battle in Scorpio and the liberation into life in Capricorn, the place of the higher initiations, after the reversal of the wheel. The crisis of the birth place in Virgo, brought about through the activity of Mercury, leading through Leo to the birth of the Christ in Capricorn. The self-conscious individual in Leo becomes the Christ-conscious Initiate in Capricorn.
The crisis of the burning ground, which is brought about through the activity of Uranus. This is entered through the free choice of the initiate who makes his choice in Libra, the point of balance where—usually—the moment for the reversal of the wheel takes place. There the man has to decide whether to proceed as usual and according to custom or, reversing the wheel, to pass through the burning ground to liberation. Libra is the polar opposite to Aries and therefore closely related. You will note that the rays which are related to or expressing themselves through Aries are curiously balanced, Rays 1 and 7 are the highest and the lowest, and therefore demand a point of balance upon the wheel which is provided in Libra.
Rays 6 and 4 bring to this balancing process the energy of the second ray, the major building ray which enables the man to build anew and provide himself with a spiritual body of manifestation. The mission of the soul now is to evolve the positive, spiritual attributes. Aries rules the brain and the fiery, imperial will. It signifies courage, daring, etc. Ruling the head, the sign and house show us the ability of man to view the field of action, to mark his chart, and arm for the war which will be incessant ; responsible for his acts, a creature of unfolding consciousness, an individual, whose measure of free will enables him to wander so far North or South of his celestial equator, within his orbit, or Zodiac.
The South angle, or Tenth House, now ruled by Capricorn, tells of the honor, position, fame, etc. The crystallized material gains, the concrete result of ambition, skill, and talent, which will, at the close of his earthly career, become liquefied by the universal resolvent; symbolized by Cancer upon the opposite angle, symbolical of the grave, the end of mundane affairs; when they will be mirrored forth in new forms in that great white sea, according to the manner in which he gained his worldly accumulations and prestige.
The seventh angle is Libra, House of Marriage; that all-important relation which may make or mar a life, the Balance is so easily disturbed in its equilibrium. To preserve its harmony, equality must reign, blending love and wisdom. It is the perfect poise of body, mind, and soul, achieved by loving obedience to the higher laws of our being and the true union of intuition and reason.
The Second House, now represented by Taurus, shows us that personal wealth and possessions must come through patient servitude, steady application, and diligence, in being able to choose and assimilate the knowledge, that will enable man to battle with material conditions, and wrest from the abundant sources of Mother Nature his share of treasure and experience. It is the battle-ground to which humanity, armed with brain and will, life and energy, goes forth to battle with material forces for the bread he must earn by the sweat of his brow, and through the silent, subtle forces of mind and soul conquer matter, thus storing up a wealth of knowledge and experience.
The Third House is ruled by Gemini, the Twins, Reason and Intuition, the brethren who aid and guide us on our many journeys in the pursuit of knowledge. As this sign governs the hands and arms and the executive forces of humanity, we see, that, the hands become the magical agents of mind, molding into outward form the ideas conceived in the mind, projecting these into the field of active life, that he may write a bright record in the Book of Life.
The hands should be kept clean, the images pure; and the perfect poise gained by the equal exercise of love and wisdom, intuition and reason, making the basis of education; the evolution of the interior or real self. This is the true meaning of this house upon the external plane. This can be accomplished only through pure desire and aspiration. Otherwise, the unbalanced scales, with floods and cataclysms, will be the results.
The Fifth House, ruling children, etc. The joys and sorrows that offspring of every kind bring, all belong to this House of the Heart. The sacrifice indicated is too obvious for comment. The Sixth House governs sickness, disease, etc. But, the perfect assimilation of the fruit of the "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil;" transmuting the trials, experiences, sorrows, and suffering of the physical and external life into true wisdom; makes man master of his material universe; and the blind forces of Nature become his servants.
Having accomplished the task, and attained the harmonious poise, or balance, in Libra, the individualized soul arrives at the eighth step in the journey. The old Adam dies. The sensuous has no place in the balanced, harmonious being, but recognizes sex as the law, the door to regeneration now, and that a new legacy is awaiting him. The Ninth House, Sagittarius.