Tapestry of the Gods
Volume III
by Michael D. Robbins (c)

in progress

Relations Between
Libra & Scorpio

Important Foundational Relationships

Wider Relationships: Cosmic and Systemic

Relationships Between Three Levels of Planetary Rulers,
and Planets in Exaltation, Fall and Detriment

Subtle Relationships Between Rays,
Zodiacal and Planetary Energies

General Qualitative Comparisons, Contrasts
and Pragmatic Descriptors

Similarities and Points of Cooperation
Between the Zodiacal Influences

Missing Links

Important Foundational Relationships


Important Foundational Relationships

In Comparison With
1.   The Scales   1.   The Scorpio, the Eagle
2.   Esoteric Mantram: I choose the way that leads between the two great lines of force.   2.   Esoteric Mantram: Warrior I am, and from the battle I emerge triumphant.
3.   Exoteric/Evolutionary Mantram: And the Word said: Let choice be made.   3.   Exoteric/Evolutionary Mantram: And the Word said: Let Maya flourish and deception rule.
4.   Quality of Light: The Light that moves to rest   4.   Quality of Light: The Light of Day
5.   Element: Air Sign   5.   Element: Water Sign
6.   Cardinal Cross   6.   Fixed Cross
7.   Transmits R3 constellationally

  7.   Transmits R4 constellationally. Possibly R1 is a subtle constellational transmission.

8.   Secondarily, (assuredly, but not exclusively) Libra transmits R5, R7 and R3 through Venus, Uranus and Saturn—its three planetary rulers on three levels—exoteric, esoteric and hierarchical.

  8.   Secondarily, (assuredly, but not exclusively) Scorpio transmits R6, R1 and R4 through Mars, Pluto and Mercury—its three planetary rulers on three levels—exoteric, esoteric and hierarchical.

9.   Color: indigo. Green (strong Saturn) should not be ignored.

  9.   Color: crimson, dark red. Black is important.

10.   Creative Hierarchy number III (manifested) which is number VII (of all twelve). Lesser Builders, Conferring Form, the Triple Flowers.

  10.   Creative Hierarchy number IX (manifested), the Human Hierarchy, the “Initiates”
11.   Associated with the regulatory, balancing, reorienting first initiation; with the proportion-inducing, ideal-subduing, de-glamorizing second initiation, and with the decisive, nirvanic sixth initiation—the initiation of Decision.

  11.   Associated with the body-transmuting, appetite-regulating, first initiation; the purifying, emotion-transforming, desire-subduing second initiation; and the mind-transfiguring, personality-conquering third initiation. Scorpio prepares “the disciple for the first, second and third initiations. After the third initiation, its peculiar testing potency is no longer felt.” (EA 199) Even so, the fourth degree is ruled by the fourth ray, and bring buddhi powerfully into the life, as does fourth-ray Scorpio, powerfully resonant to the buddhic plane.

12.   Libra can be reasonably associated with the sexually-unitive, form-generating sacral center, and with the decision-making, force-balancing, triadally responsive ajna center. Libra has so much of the third ray (as do its rulers Uranus and Saturn, with Venus ruling Taurus, the sign of the throat) that throat center influence is to be expected. Libra can be connected be connected with the center at the base of the spine, from which stems the Sushumna—the “royal road” to Shamballa. (cf. EA 168)

  12.   Scorpio is correlated principally to the three sub-diaphragmatic centers, sub-ruled by Mars and Pluto: to the attracting and repelling, desiring, aspiring, solar plexus center; to the instinctually insistent, sexually-unitive sacral center; to the system-empowering, hindrance-destroying, will-impelling center at the base of the spine. Because the ajna center is ruled by fourth ray Mercury (from a point in time near the third initiation and following), and because Mercury is the hierarchical ruler of fourth ray Scorpio, Scorpio can be reasonably associated as an influence upon the drama of contrasting polarities staged in relation to the ajna center.
13.   The zodiacal signs influence the Monad of every human being (EA 411, 637, TCF 1191); the influence from Libra governs the ‘Path of Return”, by means of which the immersed Monad regains its originating source. (cf. EA 168) Libra also endows the Monad with power from the Dragon and Pleiades and ensures that the Monad performs its part in the balancing of planetary karma, for every Monad is a cell within the planetary Logos.

  13.   The zodiacal signs influence the Monad of every human being (EA 411, 637, TCF 1191); the influence from Scorpio is potent indeed, because the entire fourth manifested Creative Hierarchy (the Hierarchy of Human Monads) is ruled by Scorpio. Scorpio guarantees that the Monad will not remain trapped in immersion, but will conquer its apparent captor (lower matter), and, thus, achieve its proper function in relation to the buddhic plane as the mediating kingdom between the three higher and three lower manifested Creative Hierarchies.
14.   In relation to the Triad—it can be said that Libra (the ruler of the third manifested Creative Hierarchy—the Triple Flowers) rules the Spiritual Triad as a whole. Within the Triad Libra, transmitting constellationally (exoterically) only the third ray, and related to “super-mind”, is clearly influential in relation to the higher mind—higher manas. Libra and Saturn are also express through the atmic plane, and hence are related to the principle—atma—Spiritual Will. Not surprisingly, Libra “admits the soul” to Shamballa. Eventually, Libra, ruling the union of all polarities, will be shown to be related to buddhi as well.

  14.   In relation to the Triad—Scorpio (the sign in which that great exemplar of the first ray, Hercules, achieved his triumph) must be understood as having an influence  upon the first aspect of the Triad—atma, the spiritual will. Scorpio (esoterically during this world period) may well transmit the first ray. In Scorpio, the threefold Illusion is conquered, and, buddhi (the intuition) is the conqueror. Buddhi rules upon the fourth plane, and Scorpio transmits the fourth ray constellationally. Scorpio seems less related to higher manas, though it is a triple sign.

15.   In relation to the Solar Angel, and the soul-consciousness (and causal body) through which it expresses—Libra represents the skill, wisdom and power of the Solar Angel to supervise a balanced development in its personality. Libra is one of the major signs of karma, which the Solar Angel wisely administrates to ensure that the personality is eventually governed by the Law of Love.

  15.   In relation to the Solar Angel, and the soul-consciousness (and causal body) through which it expresses—Scorpio can be understood as the will of the Solar Angel to drastically purify its personality, when that personality has, at length, demonstrated its readiness for the process. Under Virgo, the personality has been consistently improved; under Scorpio, the Solar Angel (“a most efficient surgeon”—(DINA I 232)) reveals all obstruction to soul-infusion, and (with the help of its now desperate personality) sees to the removal of such obstruction.

16.   Within the Personality—Libra can be identified with the evaluative, judicial  and decision-making processes of the lower mental nature; with balancing and proportion-inducing processes within the astral nature; with the harmonizing of energy flows within the etheric nature; and, in general, with the energetic balance of the dense physical form. Libra has a special connection with the mental permanent atom. (EA 302) (The vehicular focus and its degree of prominence, depends upon the stage of evolutionary development.)

  16.   Within the Personality—Scorpio can be identified with the penetrative and controlling (EA 180) processes of the lower mental nature; with the intensely purgative and emotionally transformational processes of the astral nature; with the general power of the etheric nature (though emotional/mental battles can be devitalizing); and with the fortitude, hardiness and staying-power of the dense physical nature. (The vehicular focus and its degree of prominence, depends upon the stage of evolutionary development.)

17.   Stage of Meditative Consciousness: Contemplation. Libra—Contemplation—Life of soul and form is balanced. Neither dominates. Equilibrium. An interlude wherein the soul organises itself for battle and the personality waits. This is the probationary path. Duality known.” (EA 228)

  17.   Stage of Meditative Consciousness: Illumination. “Scorpio—Illumination—The soul triumphs. Experience in Taurus consummated. Astral glamour dissipated. Soul light pours in. The Path of Discipleship. The Disciple.” (EA 228-229)
18.   The Crisis of Balance (between soul and personality) (EA 265) The Crisis of Balance followed by Reversal. (cf. EA 101)

  18.   The Crisis of the Battlefield characterized by the quality of Conflict.

Wider Relationships: Cosmic and Systemic

Wider Relationships: Cosmic and Systemic

In Comparison With
1.   Expressive, principally of the third aspect of the divinity, with an expression of the second aspect slowly emerging.” “This sign is consequently closely connected with the third aspect of the Godhead.” (EA 243) “It is through a study of Libra that light upon the third aspect will come.” (EA 244) “Libra—Divine Love—Understanding” (EA333)

  1.   Expressive of the first aspect as it seeks to transmute the third aspect so that the second aspect may emerge—“triumphant”.

2.   Related cosmically to the Pleiades. “Libra—is related to and transmits the potencies of the Pleiades.” (EA 349) Libra is also related to the Dragon and the Dragon to the Pleiades. “The adepts who choose this Path are called esoterically the ‘beneficent dragons,’ and the energy with which they work and the stream of living force upon which they are found emanates from the constellation of the Dragon, working through the zodiacal sign Libra.” (TCF 1245) D.K. speaks of the  “…buddhic force, which is transmitted via the Seven Sisters or the Pleiades from a constellation called the Dragon…” (TCF 1162) Libra is related to one of the stars in the Great Bear. (A triangle?—Mizar-Libra-Sun?) (R&I 404)

  2.   Cosmically, associated primarily with Sirius. “Scorpio is under the influence or inflowing energy of Sirius. This is the great star of initiation because our Hierarchy (an expression of the second aspect of divinity) is under the supervision or spiritual magnetic control of the Hierarchy of Sirius.” (EA 197) Initiation (Sirius) is transformation (Scorpio) “Scorpio is the great constellation which influences the turning point both in the life of humanity and the life of the individual human being. For the first time in the history of both mankind and disciples the energy of Sirius, pouring into the seven groups which form our planetary Hierarchy evokes a response.” (EA 198) “We come now to another triangle, the activity of which produces the manifestation of Hierarchy—the intermediary between Shamballa and Humanity: Scorpio, Sirius and Mars.”(EA 483)

3.   Three Constellations Connected with Libra: a) The Southern Cross; b) Lupus—the Wolf; c) Corona—the Crown (LOH 137-138)

  3.   Three Constellations Connected with Scorpio: a) Serpens—the Serpent of Illusion; b) Ophiuchus—the Serpent Handler or Wrestler; c) Hercules—the Sun God/Hero (LOH 153-154)

Relationships Between Three Levels of Planetary Rulers, and Planets in Exaltation, Fall and Detriment


Relationships Between Three Levels of Planetary Rulers,
and Planets in Exaltation, Fall and Detriment

In Comparison With
1.   Venus is the exoteric ruler of Libra.

1.   Venus is in detriment in Scorpio.
2.   Uranus is the esoteric ruler of Libra.

  2.   Uranus is exalted in Scorpio.

3.   Mars is in detriment in Libra.   3.   Mars is the exoteric and esoteric ruler of Scorpio.

Subtle Relationships Between Rays, Zodiacal and Planetary Energies

Subtle Relationships Between Rays,
Zodiacal and Planetary Energies

In Comparison With
1.   Libra transmits the third ray, constellationally.

  1.   Scorpio (like Virgo) is a triple sign, hence related to the third aspect (which it conquers) and to the third ray. Mars participates in the expression of a great third ray Entity (EPII 99) ; Pluto is related to the third ray through stealth and stratagem; Mercury is strongly related to the third ray and may well transmit it via the personality. (EA 280) Uranus, exalted in Scorpio, expresses the third ray. (EA 138, 200)

2.   Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac on both the reversed and ordinary wheels and, hence, has numerical affinity with the seventh ray.

  2.   Uranus, exalted in Scorpio, transmits the seventh ray

3.   Libra is the sixth sign on the clockwise wheel, IF one begins counting with Pisces (which, at one point, the Tibetan does). This mode of counting relates Libra to the sixth ray.

  3.   Scorpio is the sixth sign of the zodiac on the ordinary (clock-wise) wheel, and hence has numerical affinity with the sixth ray. Mars, the exoteric and esoteric ruler,  transmits the sixth ray. Pluto, special ruler, has solar plexus associations (EA 78), hence, sixth ray associations.

4.   Libra is the second sign of the zodiac on the reversed wheel IF one counts in polarities (Aries-Libra, Scorpio-Taurus, Gemini-etc.). This mode of counting relates Libra to the second ray.

  4.   Uranus (exalted in Scorpio) is in line with a great second ray transmission of force from Sirius, and is also one of three planets (Uranus, Jupiter and Venus) which probably participate in the expression of a great second ray Entity (EPII 99)

5.   Libra, because of its oscillatory nature, may well have some subtle fourth ray associations—destined to emerge more in other world periods. Venus, too, seems to have the higher more harmonious part of the fourth ray associated with it. But there are no direct fourth ray connections linking these two constellations.

  5.   Scorpio transmits the fourth ray, constellationally. Counting by polarities (Aries-Libra-Scorpio-Taurus-etc., ), Scorpio is the fourth sign, hence resonant with the fourth ray. Mercury, the hierarchical ruler of Scorpio, transmits the fourth ray. Mars also seems to be associated with the lower part of the fourth ray—the conflict side. (Note the frequent Mars/Mercury associations, as, for instance, related to kundalini.

6.   Venus, exoteric ruler of Libra, is closely associated with the sixth ray (TCF 595), and probably transmits this ray monadically.

  6.   See #3 above.

7.   Venus transmits the fifth ray.

  7.   Scorpio is the fifth  sign of the zodiac on the clockwise wheel—numbering from Pisces as one.  This gives Scorpio numerical affinity with the fifth ray.. Mars expresses the fifth ray in its relation to science and the five senses. (EA 215) Uranus has strong fifth ray associations through “exoteric science.” (EA 149)

8.   Venus “pure love wisdom” can be considered as transmitting the second ray.

  8.   See #4 above.

9.   Uranus, ruling Libra esoterically, transmits the seventh ray.

  9.   See #2 above.

10.   Uranus transmits the first ray “esoterically”—i.e., monadically. “Uranus is the home of ‘fire electric’.” (TCF 1154)

  10.   Scorpio (as its close connection with Hercules implies) is strongly related to the first ray as a constellation as a cosmic decanate. (cf. EA 204,  486-487). This first ray association may emerge more definitely in a future world period.  Mars, the exoteric and esoteric ruler of Scorpio, transmits the first ray, because its “School” trains “those whose work is along the lines of the destroyer.” (TCF 1179). It is the first ray which is the Ray of the Destroyer. Pluto, a special ruler in Scorpio, is the “Lord of Death” and transmits the first ray. Uranus, exalted in Scorpio, is the “home of fire electric” and transmits the first ray, almost certainly monadically. (TCF 1154)

11.   Uranus expresses the third ray. (EA 138, 200)

  11.   See #1 above.

12.   Saturn, the hierarchical and exalted ruler of Libra, expresses the third ray monadically, and probably through its soul (thought this would mean that Monad and soul expressed the same ray.

  12.   See #1 above.

13.   Saturn transmits the first ray.

  13.   See #10 above.

14.   Saturn has seventh ray associations, through its rulership of the systemic physical and cosmic physical planes.

  14.   See #2 above.

General Qualitative Comparisons, Contrasts and Pragmatic Descriptors

General Qualitative Comparisons, Contrasts
and Pragmatic Descriptors

In Comparison With
1.   Peace

  1.   War

2.   The Peace-Maker

  2.   The Warrior

3.   Love

  3.   Death

4.   With Aries, leading into Shamballa. “Libra admits the soul into the world centre which we call Shamballa, for it is the polar opposite of Aries which is the place of beginnings. Libra demonstrates the perfect balance of spirit and matter which first came together in Aries.” (EA 168)

  4.   Leading into Hierarchy. “The death by suffocation in Scorpio releases man into the planetary centre which we call the Hierarchy.” (EA 98) “In Scorpio, the influence of the occult Hierarchy begins to set its seal on the human being, and his essential duality is put to the test.” (EA 319)

5.   The balance of soul and personality—equality

  5.   The overtaking and overpowering of the personality by the soul. A spiritual “power play”

6.   “Libra—the balancing of desire.—The opposite objective to desire is the scales or balances. (Balance.)” (EA 232)

  6.   “Scorpio—the victory of spiritual desire.—The soul triumphant. (Quality.)” (EA 232)

7.   The balance between Spirit and matter, soul and personality

  7.   Sharp imbalances between Spirit and matter, soul and personality—either way

8.   The “Triads”—conferring the Christ Energy.

  8.   The “Initiates”—accepting or rejecting the Christ Energy. “It is the rejection of the Triadal Lives by units in the fourth Hierarchy, that of the human Monads, which precipitates a man eventually into the eighth sphere.  He refuses to become a Christ, a Saviour and remains self-centred.” (TCF 1199)

9.   The balance of forces

  9.   Death and disruption

10.   The creation of peaceful conditions in all contexts

  10.   The challenging of peaceful conditions unless and until they are radically peaceful.

11.   The preservation of the form through balance—an aid to healing

  11.   The transformation of the form through released powers

12.   A sign of mentality—especially related to the abstract mind (“Super-Mind”, and to the  atmic plane as a plane of mentality.

  12.   A sign of powerful emotionality, and of relationship to the buddhic plane. The twofold power of the mind in Scorpio must also be considered. “n Scorpio the mind is released into full governing activity. This release takes place in two stages. Stage 1—Wherein the intellect becomes dominant and powerful and controls eventually the emotional nature. Stage 2— Wherein the intellect is illumined by the light of the soul.” (EA 180)

13.   Libra—for the Undeveloped Man: “Unbalanced fiery passion. Human love.” (EA 333)

  13.   Scorpio—for the Undeveloped Man: “Unity of selfishness. The Monster.” (EA 333)

14.   Libra—for the Advanced Man: “The weighing of the opposites. Devotion and aspiration.” (EA 333)

  14.   Scorpio—for the Advanced Man: “Conflict with duality. The Fighter.” (EA 333)

15.   Libra—for the Disciple/Initiate: “Balance attained. Divine love. Understanding.” (EA 333)

  15.   Scorpio—for the Disciple/Initiate: “Higher Unity. The Disciple.” (EA 333)

16.   Yearly Opportunity in Relation to Libra: When the Sun is in Libra, an individual may cultivate proportional action and response, and both balance and equilibrium within his own energy system, as well as between his energy system and the environment in which it expresses.

  16.   Yearly Opportunity in Relation to Scorpio: When the Sun is in Scorpio, an individual may cultivate the power to overcome some aspect of his lower nature—through humility, and the use of the analytical mind and intuition.

17.   The Life of the Christ from a Libran Perspective: “Christ stood at the point of balance in human evolution; He stood between the old world and the new, between the East and the West. In the Christian era comes a ‘point of balance’ or that ‘crisis of equilibrium’ in the human kingdom. (EA 567)

  17.   The Life of the Christ from a Scorpionic Perspective: “The significance of this sign in the life of Christ has been deleted from The New Testament, but has been preserved for us in the ancient Christian legend that—in the cradle itself—Christ killed or strangled two serpents, thus referring to the pairs of opposites which could no longer control Him.” (EA 566)

18.   Concord

  18.   Discord (temporarily)

19.   Equality in relationship

  19.   Power plays in relationship

20.   Keen sense of justice

  20.   Seeking unfair advantage

21.   Harmony

  21.   The rending and tearing of the fabric

22.   “Selling out”, appeasement. There will be “peace in our time”

  22.   Heroism

23.   The harmony of Devachan

  23.   The “hell” worlds and infernal regions

24.   Superficial harmonization, bringing personality peace

  24.   Radical harmonization, bring soul control

25.   Peace

  25.   Conflict

26.   The Spirit of Peace

  26.   The Hosts of Mara

27.   “Give-and-take”: altruism

  27.   Selfishness—sometimes called the “monster of selfishness”

28.   Pleasantness

  28.   Drasticness

29.   Never seeking the final solution

  29.   Seeking, precisely, the final solution

30.   The refusal to go “all the way”

  30.   Insistence upon going “all the way”

31.   Achievement through the avoiding of extremism

  31.   Achievement through the intensification of extremism

32.   “Keeping up appearances”

  32.   Dragging repugnance to the surface

33.   Ease

  33.   Intensity

34.   The ease which brings release

  34.   The holding power of vices

35.   Moderation

  35.   Extremism

36.   Calm and tranquility

  36.   The storm beneath the surface

37.   Manners and politeness

  37.   The telling of unpleasant truths

38.   The insincerity that comes from following the well-mannered way

  38.   Direct and uncompromising sincerity.

39.   Smooth interaction

  39.   Challenging interaction

40.   Mildness

  40.   Hatreds

41.   Sweetness

  41.   Bitterness

42.   Unctuousness

  42.   Friction

43.   Garrulous conversation

  43.   The occult power of secrecy and silence

44.   Karma

  44.   Retribution

45.   Associated with surface appearance

  45.   Associated with depths and essentials

46.   The status quo

  46.   The revolution

47.   Cooperation

  47.   The power to isolate and be isolated

48.   Sharing

  48.   Robbery and vampirism—financially, the “cornering of the market”

49.   Boundaries, rights and laws

  49.   Rapacious disrespect for boundaries, rights and laws

50.   Style, finesse

  50.   Authenticity, genuineness

51.   Stasis—the stagnation of an apparent perfection

  51.   Dynamic change—soul-impelled

52.   At times, laziness

  52.   The power for relentless work

53.   The free flowing exchange of energies

  53.   The blocking and damming back of energy

54.   Beauty

  54.   Ugliness

55.   Beauty and —

55.   the Beast

Similarities and Points of Cooperation Between the Influences

 Similarities and Points of Cooperation
Between the Zodiacal Influences

A.   Both signs can be seen as related to the sacral center with the emphasis in Libra upon the balancing of Sacral energies and the emphasis in Scorpio upon the transformation of them.

But both signs can be highly indulgent with respect to the sacral center. These are therefore both signs of relationship and represent phases in the relationship of human being to human being, Libra indicating engagement and Scorpio the transformative power of relationship.

Both signs as well serve as a unit indicating the relationship between soul and personality. Balance is achieved between these two aspects of the self in Libra and the soul becomes dominant in Scorpio.

The higher type of Libran individual and the Scorpionic individual who can respond to the exaltation of Uranus in that sign both have strong transformational potential.

The energies of the sacral center and in general the lower energies can be redirected upwards and through Libra, the realm of the Spiritual Triad can be opened, especially the abstract mind. And through Scorpio the realm of Buddhi.

B.   Both signs could be considered associated with Karma and retribution. In Libra we find the balancing of the books and the exacting of justice and in Scorpio very much the theme of revenge and the higher correspondence of that revenge which might be called retribution. Libra is the insistence upon justice and Scorpio the furies which are agents of that justice.

Interestingly, Libra is associated with the four lords of karma and thus has a Sirian connection, and Scorpio as a major gate into Hierarchy has equally a Sirian connection as well as being ruled by the number four.

These signs are similar in that they determine very much the peace and war process. Libra is more admittedly a sign of peace and yet many generals involved in the acts of war are found with Libra powerful in their chart. Scorpio is a sign of war and yet its Ray brings harmony through conflict.  As Scorpio rules the human kingdom, it promises eventually that a kind of peaceful balance will be achieved.

Interestingly, the United Nations is ruled by Scorpio, United Nations day being found in Scorpio and many fourth Ray souls who are essentially peace makers are found working within that organization.

C.   So, they do form an important unit, the unit of war and peace and peace and war. From another perspective, they are both signs of conflict and duality is strong within them both. Though in Libra, we have more the balancing of the dualities and in Scorpio, the reconciliation of the dualities through the processes of conflict.

D.   Both are signs very sensitive to beauty, Libra through its Venus rulership and its innate harmonizing power and Scorpio through its relation to the fourth Ray and to the Buddhic plane which is essentially the plane of beauty, the mountain whereon form dies. Scorpio destroys the form in order to lead the consciousness into the realm of beauty.

Both signs are connected with important phases of human perfecting.

Libra, the seventh sign under Venus, brings the perfecting of the form, the ideal model. And such an ideal might be a reflection of the forms found on the abstract mental plane. And Scorpio, a sign much associated with ugliness in some ways, just as Libra is associated with beauty helps eliminate all ugliness from the system so that beauty may manifest.

E.      Both signs are particularly interested in relationship. Libra, in general, has a lesser degree of independence and therefore finds itself compulsively in relationships. Scorpio has more isolative independence and yet is irresistibly drawn into relationship which proves for many scorpions a necessary theatre for transformation.

F.      There is another strong relationship here between the deva kingdom and the human. With Libra representing the beauty of the Deva kingdom and its relationship to the third aspect of divinity. And Scorpio representing the human kingdom which progresses through destruction.

These two signs form a unit which involves the creation of beauty bringing it to the highest form possible and the subsequent destruction of that creation.

Another similarity is emphasizing the financial nature of these signs, for Libra we know rules (law, sex and money), and particularly distributes the third Ray of creative intelligence which is one of the major financial Rays.  As well it is the seventh sign, relating it to the seventh Ray, another financial Ray.

Scorpio, in its relationship to Taurus, is on the axis of desire and acquisition and is a major signs of financial manipulation and investment. This is accentuated perhaps through its co-rulership by Pluto, a planet of financial power as witness the meaning of the word plutocracy.

Both signs therefore are signs in which values are carefully examined. The power of Libra to evaluate and assess is well known and Scorpio often focuses upon the contrast between the essential and the non-essential, that which must be kept and that which can be thrown away.

Both signs, therefore, have much to do with the principle of desire. This can be seen in their relation to the sacral center, the number of petals of the sacral center being six and six being the number of the solar plexus center, the number also of the sixth plane or the plane of desire, the astral plane.

So frequently desire is turned toward the not self and in both of these signs, the turning of desire toward the not self in relationship, that is, relating to the not self is a powerful dynamic.

Perhaps it might be said that in relating to others a true sense of values is developed. Issues of love and money are found in both signs and in both signs the lesson is learned to use the third aspect of Divinity in a loving manner that is related to the second aspect of Divinity.

G.   Both signs can also be seen closely related to the principle of personality. With Libra we would have the balancing point which personality occupies between the three lunar lords and the solar angel.

The consciousness stands midway between the Sun and the Moon and between Spirit and Matter. With Scorpio, we would find the personality as the synthesis of the rebellious lunar lords and as the ultimate dweller on the threshold which is the major opponent of the Solar Angel.

Interestingly it is at the fourth initiation ruled by Scorpio in some measure, that the entire personality ruled by the number four and considered the dweller, is finally faced. It can be seen that there are many aspects of the human constitution with which the various signs of the zodiac are importantly affiliated.

Missing or Weak Links

Missing or Weak Links Between Cancer and Pisces