Karmic, Evolutionary and soul astrology
Okay, this has been rolling around in my mind for some time and I guess this is time to address it.
As I continue to develop my own astrological language and interpretive style, I find myself struggling with the concepts of Karmic, Evolutionary and Soul-centered astrology as taught by some of their practitioners.
:shock: :shock: BEWARE! Heretical things are about to be said. Read on at your own discretion.
Now I do believe in karma, the law of cause and effect and that sometimes it may take a lifetime or two for the effect to manifest. I also believe in the fact that the soul creates an energetic pattern when it manifests the birthchart to evolve experiential energy back to the Creative Source of All Being. I also believe that the soul uses the birthchart to manifest the unique gift it is here to give the planet in this lifetime, if its presentational self allows the soul to do this. What is not completed of the soul's work in this lifetime will manifest in another lifetime.
What I do not believe is that Pluto is the soul and its relationship to the lunar nodes and its polarity point tells us the story of the soul.
I also do not believe in some of the Esoteric Astrology principles in Soul-centered astrology because, after reading some of Alice Bailey's and Madam Blatvatsky's works, I do not believe that the Creative Source has created and Esoteric-Metaphysical Darwinism where only the members of a specified group will actually be able to ascend to the next phase of man's evolution.
However, I do feel that I am an evolutionary, soul-centered astrologer that has a keen eye on the effects the choices that people make can have.
I am in a quandry and lost and I am not sure how to resolve this. I guess that Merc/Pluto conjunction in Virgo in the 9th wants to find where I fit in (not to mention my Leo Sun—I don't think my Sag rising gives a rat's a** about it). :D
Re: Karmic, Evolutionary and soul astrology
Boy I wish I knew more about the differences between -
"Soul Centered" astrology
but I don't so I'll just roll with this because it's so interesting.
I've never heard that "....pluto is the soul and its relationship to the lunar nodes and its polarity point tells us the story of the soul." and it dosen't ring true with me either. I don't think any one planet represents our "SOULS" but that's just me. I'm reminded of a special teaching from the very wise old man that I took astrology classes from in the mid 1970s. He only taught how to erect charts and refused to teach about chart interpretation, which I think was profoundly wise of him. Anyway one day I approached him with my newly drawn up natal chart and asked him where THE most important point in the whole chart was. He said nothing but tapped the exact center of the chart where NOTHING is! Nice huh? He was a gem.....
"....I do not believe that the Creative Source has created and Esoteric-Metaphysical Darwinism where only the members of a specified group will actually be able to ascend to the next phase of man's evolution." Again I haven't read much of H.P.B.'s or Bailey's stuff about this even though I was raised (from age five to eighteen) with Theosophy (3rd generation) and many of her books are staring at me from across the room now! Sigh..... And I'm not certain that I totally understand what you're saying so I'm possibly on dangerous ground here. :shock:
This subject keeps coming up again and again in different non Astrological websites I visit, on different threads at them, and it's a very touchy subject with a lot of people!!! But that makes sense to me because I've been on the other side of this strange setting all my life, taken a ton of **** because of it, and it only now is coming out into the 'Light' once again. In other words I feel like I've lived all my life with this burden but only recently is it being openly discussed or rather hotly argued about now. About this 'Ascension' business as I understand it.....
The words from a Paul Simon song waft through my brain singing.... "One man's ceiling is another man's floor....." and that pretty much sums the whole messy business up! All of humanity is not currently at the exact same evolutionary level. It's never been hence the wide variety of problems, beliefs, abilities, development etc. etc. Let me quickly add that this is IMO, perfectly natural and the way it is.
On another thread we were talking about this same issue I think but in a more round about way through the major transits and how some people get the most out of them and how other people don't! For numerous reasons they simply will not deal with certain things (usually Saturn!!!) but keep on 'keepin' on' regardless like the walking dead in many cases! Right at that point there's a huge schism between groups of souls living side by side on the planet at the same time.
Add to that the other group of souls who do their personal 'work' through the same transits and face their personal demons, fears and transmute what must be transmuted before they can move on to the next phase or level. Now do this same thing over many incarnations with both of these groups of people and after awhile the imbalances become really miserable for all concerned! Only some of the souls who've done the work (I know you know what I mean by that so I won't elaborate) and increased their vibratory rate fast and high enough to be able to NOT be destroyed by moving into the next finer plane, will. The one's who haven't as yet will not move on yet but remain where they can continue working on exactly what they need to.
So......is one group better than the other group? Of course not but many get their panties in a twist over this which I find really ridiculous!!! We don't look down our noses at the people in grade 4 if we're in grade 2 or grade 12. Its just the way it is.
I'm afraid that I just vented things here that should have been said at many of those other sites I mentioned! But it wouldn't have done much good if I had. It will here.
"What I do not believe is that Pluto is the soul and its relationship to the lunar nodes and its polarity point tells us the story of the soul. "
I imagine you're referring to Jeffrey Wolfe Green's work Elianah? I actually had Jeffrey do my chart several years ago and was not impressed with his interpretive skills. I did like his work with Pluto and the nodes but do not feel it gives the full multi-dimensional picture of the soul either. I think the work does point to incarnational issues chosen for further soul development however.
In terms of ascending, I am reminded of the saying "Those who would be first will be last". Those who have done the work to allow a higher vibrational fequency will be able to realize the benefits. Those who weigh themselves down with dualistic thinking and closed hearts will suffer the effects of dis-ease.
The other saying that comes to mind though is "A part cannot be where the whole is not". I read this as meaning we are one being collectively. If some ascend - all must ascend though the lift is relative. In quantum physics this is the butterfly effect in action.
Yes, I was speaking about JWG's work with Pluto. And I do agree that it does point towards some incarnational issues but in the direction of transforming and transmuting them. I think that all the planetary nodes speak to what we are bringing from the past and the direction we need to be heading for in the future to perform our soul's work in this lifetime. The planets, for me, represent this moment of time. All need to be worked with in order to get the clearest picture of why the soul chose to be a part of this time period and what it is hoping to do in order to evolve experential energy back up to the Creative Source of All Being. I know that sounds totally un-Jewish but it makes complete sense to me. :D
As for Theosophy, it may have been part and parcel the teacher who I took an Ancient Wisdom class from, who based it on theosophical teachings. One of the things she taught was about the root races and how only the Arians, who would be the most evolved, would move into the evolutionary state for humans. Certain root races would be finally obliterated, including the root race that the Jews came from. She also said that Hitler was an Avatar and should be looked upon as someone who was willing to take on a nasty job but would improve the Arian stock. When I read Alice Bailey's Esoteric Astrology (because my Polarity Therapy practitioner wanted to introduce me to the concepts of the 7 rays and he knew that I was interested in astrology) I was dismayed by the amount of prejudicial views there were in it, not only about Jews but also other non-Arian root race humans. I realize that it was very much part of that particular generation and before, but if this teacher, and others like her, is propagating these teachings now, I fear for Soul-based astrology that is based on these teachings.
And yet, life still trudges on, not giving one whit what we say. :lol:
Elianah said "All need to be worked with in order to get the clearest picture of why the soul chose to be a part of this time period and what it is hoping to do in order to evolve experential energy back up to the Creative Source of All Being. I know that sounds totally un-Jewish but it makes complete sense to me. "
Not sure how that sounds un-Jewish unless you mean from a conventional view of God sitting on a throne divorced from us peons. There is a stream of Kabbalistic thinking (and always has been) that we are to develop our divine nature so we can straddle the worlds of God and Man. The Son concept is not the exclusive domain of Christianity. It's just not publicized very much in the Jewish community nor for the most part discussed outside of esoteric circles which is a good lead into a Theosophy discussion.
I've read several books by Rudolf Steiner regarding the root races and such you mention. I resonate with the graduated removal from our sense of AllThatIs or the source of all being and see the period of the Romans as the most solidified and weighed down period as we've fallen within the 3D existance. The birth of the Son conciousness at this point has indeed allowed us to lighten our load and begin to reconnect with the source. All of this is of course distorted within the mythology that took form but that's a whole other discussion.
I wholeheartedly agree with your assesment regarding the idealization of the Aryan race and the minimization/marginalization of the Jewish people within this movement. Hitler may have been an Avatar but he was of the negative ray and represented everything dark that needed to be brought into collective awareness so the shadow would fall no more on one particular group of people. The Aryan/Jewish polarity still seeks resolution/integration so that we all see that we are both and one.
I can see how tired I was last night... I really do know how to spell Aryan, I promise. :lol: :lol: :lol:
And remember, I am the person who spent 3.5 years at the Jewish Theological Seminary and 4.5 years at Hebrew Union College. So everything I learned at those two institutions screams " NO :!: NO :!: NO :!: " about what I am saying.
Next Jewish heresy: I think the jury is still out on whether the Creative Source of All Being is all-knowing, all-powerful, and ever-present. I do believe, however, that the C-SOAB is not all-experiencing. That is why every life form (including the Gaia force in all planets) in the universe exists, to involve the C-SOAB's energy into the physical to gain experience and then to evolve it back up to C-SOAB. This means that the C-SOAB can grow and change, which I think the C-SOAB does.
Is this going to get me thrown into herem and become like Spinoza?
Anyway, astrology shows us the particular energetic experience that the C-SOAB needs from us and the transits and progressions show us how we are working to evolve that experiential energy back to the C-SOAB. That is why every person (not to forget other living things and the planet) is important, no matter their religion, ethnic background, socio-economic level, belief system, etc. Each person reflects one form of experience that the C-SOAB is wanting to gather and have returned to it. To say then that any one person is worthless, in my thinking, is saying that the C-SOAB is worthless because the experience would have no meaning. And obviously the C-SOAB would not create an experience that would have no meaning to it or else it would stop growing and changing. It reminds me of that verse from Exodus where God tells Moses: I am what I am. The actual Hebrew translates out to "I will be who I will be." Quite a different slant, if you ask me. The C-SOAB can't be who it will be if parts of it are considered worthless.
My 2¢ worth. Your mileage may vary. :D
Elianah - I think you should check out the Jewish Renewal Movement if you haven't already. Hypenated Jews are welcome e.g. Buddhist-Jew, New Age- Jew, Kabbalah-Jew, etc.
Your take on our purpose is very Luria/Seth like. I share a similar view - God seeks to know itself. That's the macro view. The micro view is that we seek to know ourselves as well through our experience.
I sure hope you can inject these learnings into the Jewish community - it could sure use it.
I would, if there was a community where I live. The closest ones are WI and MN (far too cold), MO and IL. I used to belong to a Traditional Jewish Renewal Havurah in NYC but that fizzled when the leadership burnt out.
C'est la vie et la guerre. :D
Luria...hmm, possibly. Seth as in Jane Robert's Seth? I don't remember Seth being discussed even at Elat Chayyim, and I have beene there a few times.
I would love to do the Jewish Shamanic Healing and Jewish Spiritual Guidance programs at Elat Chayyim....
Back to reality. :roll:
I do think the New Age is for everyone who is willing to do the work of transmutation. Im that respect, I see Scorpio and the 8th house as the twilight time: neither light or dark and both. Scorpio is where all dualities meet and are eradicated. Scorpio moves all toward the ultimate singularity.
2¢, as usual. :D
"Scoripo is where all dualities meet and are eradicated. Scorpio moves all toward the ultimate singularity."
That was like poetry Elianah! It reverberated through me/my 8th house Libra stellium and went......Oooooh yes! Big thanks for so beautifully, accurately, and simplistically verbalizing that one. We are doing this Mercury retrogarde period really well it seems. 8)
Holographic. Even though we appear to be separate, believe ourselves to be separate blah blah blah to learn more through becoming individuated Beings through long long cycles, we've always carried within us the ultimate Holographic imprint of The All That Is (TATI). So we're what??? Smaller individual aspects of TATI out sailing the 7 Seas and beyond, gaining tremendous learnings to add to the TATI so that IT becomes more than IT/US was/is/will be........
All That Is by Seth as Channeled by Jane Roberts http://www.vision.net.au/~apaterson/...c/althatis.htm
Kite, I thought that was the Seth you were speaking of. Haven't read any of that material in over 10 years. I think I read Seth Speaks and one other Seth book. They may have had some underlying influence on my thinking, but I think most of the realization came through my seminary journey, especially after my progressed Merc stationed and went direct while still studying at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Merc still hasn't completed the retro phase in my progressed chart (the degree where Mercury first stationed and went retro). Progressed Merc right now is east of my Merc/Pluto conjunction and is 30' after separating from exact conjunction with Pluto. It will be clear of the retro phase in about 5.5 years, just in time for transiting Saturn to conjunct my Virgo midheaven at 27°. C'est la vie...
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