1. Venus in Sagittarius—Attraction
to the Unfamiliar
Venus upon the Mutable Cross is the principle of attraction,
and Sagittarius represents all that is unfamiliar—that lies beyond.
This combination, therefore, stimulates attraction to that which lies
beyond the normal realm of familiar persons, places and things. There
may be a pursuit of novel attractions
2. Venus in Sagittarius—Love
of the Exotic; Far-Away Beauty:
This combination may easily give a love of the exotic. “If it
is beautiful, it has to be far away”; “If it is far away,
it has to be beautiful”; “If it is unattainable, I want
it.” Venus in Sagittarius may give a desire to travel to “foreign
lands” (Sagittarius) to find “love” (Venus).
3. Venus in Sagittarius—“Foreign
It is hard for the Venus in Sagittarius person to marry the
“boy or girl next-door”. Lovers, marriage partners and even
friends are likely to be found abroad—or at least unfamiliar places.
If this is not the case, the longing for such relationships will persist.
4. Venus in Sagittarius—the
“Pot of Gold” at the End of the Rainbow:
Upon the Mutable Cross, Sagittarius is given the directive—“Let
food be sought”. Sagittarius is the seeker, whether the quest
is material, intellectual or spiritual. Sagittarius (transmitting the
sixth ray) is also a sign of great faith. That faith can lead to the
quest for the improbable if not the impossible. The faith and idealism
of the Sagittarian subject, and the love of the quest (really, of the
hunt) will lead to the search for the proverbial “pot of gold”
at the end of every rainbow. Who is to say that it does not exist?
5. Venus in Sagittarius—Adventure
in ‘Love’; the Challenge of ‘Love”
Sagittarius is the sign of adventure, Venus, the planet of
‘love’. The result (at least in the early stages of evolution)
can be the “hunter for love”—the Don Juan. “Let
food be sought.” Let anyone and anything desirable be sought!
A second mantram for Sagittarius is: “I see the goal. I reach
that goal and then I see another.” This can also apply to conquests
in love—ever conquering and moving on. Thus, Venus in Sagittarius
stimulates an adventurous and passionate pursuit of the opposite sex,
or, at least, of whatever one considers beautiful. The “hunt is
6. Venus in Sagittarius—the
A Venus in Sagittarius person could easily fit into the Robert
Louis Stevenson novel, “Treasure Island”. Sagittarius gives
the love of search and discovery; Venus orients towards the beautiful
and the valuable. This makes the “treasure hunter”. If the
treasure is “buried treasure” it helps to have a little
Pluto or Scorpio active in the chart.
7. Venus in Sagittarius—One-Pointedness
in the Pursuit of What is ‘Loved’:
At first Sagittarius may “scatter its arrows”,
being attracted to many objects of desire. There may be many loves—not
just one, thus, somewhat reminiscent of early Venus in Gemini—though
more intent upon each love. Later, even on the Mutable Cross, Sagittarius
develops one-pointedness; Venus, of course, represents the object of
desire or love. When that object is “in sight”, there is
likely to be a one-pointed, undeviating pursuit—until found.
8. Venus in Sagittarius—Insistence
on Freedom in the Love Relationship:
Sagittarius wants room, freedom, space. This sign promotes
a “free-ranging” attitude. “Don’t fence me in.”
There may be one-pointed loyalty to the loved-one, but also the insistence
upon the freedom to explore all attractions.
9. Venus in Sagittarius—Stimulation
of the Ajna and Sacral Center:
Of Sagittarius it is said, “We are told that Sagittarius
governs the thighs, which are the main centre of physical power and
protective strength, and also the sacral centre which provides the energy
for the use of the creative powers of the physical life.” (EA
191) Certainly Mars,
placed in this sign will stimulate, through double emphasis, the
sacral center, but upon the Mutable Cross, Venus, too, has its role
to play. The sacral center is aroused by the eye (the ajna center) over
which Venus rules. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
The sacral center is active in the pursuit of beauty, and Venus represents
this beauty. The ajna center is associated not only with Venus, but
with Sagittarius as well, for it is a major center of direction. Further
the ajna and sacral centers, together, combine to produce “personality”.
With Venus in Sagittarius, we have the desire driven, one-pointed personality,
excitedly pursuing its vision of beauty. Of course, until rather late
upon the Mutable Cross, there is no true personality, but the early
indications of directed pursuit of the beautiful can be found even before
the personality is completely integrated.
10. Venus in Sagittarius—Superficial
and Casual in Relationship:
Early Sagittarius is casual and experimental. There may be the attitude
of, “I’ll try anything once.” Desire impels pursuit,
but the desire is rarely deep. Once achieved, any goal but leads to
another goal; any person ‘won’, but leads to another ‘con-quest’.
Venus in Sagittarius does not stand on formalities with regard to the
conduct of relationships—something Venus
in Capricorn does. This is one of the combinations with the “roving
eye”, which is another way of expressing an early version of “divine
discontent”. The cause is a fundamental (if unconscious) search
for unattainable beauty.
11. Venus in Sagittarius—Love
This assignment seems, perhaps, trivial, but will be shown
to be quite literal. We are not here discussing only the love of riding
horses, but the love of drawing them, painting them, grooming them,
and “showing” them. For such persons, the horse (Sagittarius)
is a thing of beauty (Venus), and one simply loves them.
12. Venus in Sagittarius—Enthusiastic
Optimism in ‘Love’:
Sagittarius has a quality of buoyancy and is rarely depressed.
Venus, in and of itself, is a planet of enjoyment. In the average human
being, this gives a hopeful attitude in matters of love. The lover is
inspired by the thought of love and pursues it with high expectation.
The tendency, however, to always “follow the vision” may
lead to restlessness once the longed-for vision has become an ‘acquired’
Under this influence there
is also a tendency to never look backwards. Other influences permitting,
there will be an attitude expressed as, “there are lots of good
fish in the sea”. Such people recover quickly when they lose the
object of their desire or love. If, however, they have one-pointedly
fixed their mind and heart upon a specific object of affection, even
death will not be enough to deter their fixation. They will simply (probably
in vision and imagination) journey to “other worlds” in
pursuit of the beloved.
13. Venus in Sagittarius—“Long
Journeys” in Pursuit of the Beautiful
“I will find you, if I have to go to the ends of the
earth.” This expresses the Venus in Sagittarius attitude towards
the beloved and the beautiful—once the eye has fixed itself upon
the target. The contrast between Venus in Scorpio (who would “go
through hell” for the one he loves) and Venus in Sagittarius is
interesting. In Robert Burns poem, “My Love is Like a Red, Red
Rose”, there is a line which says, “Yet, I will come to
thee my dear, though it be ten thousand mile.” In those days,
ten-thousand miles meant, “the ends of the Earth”. Venus
in Scorpio goes through the depths to find the beloved—witness
Orpheus in the “Underworld”. For Venus in Sagittarius, the
long journey under the inspiration of love, is upon the plains of Earth.
In any case, the one-pointed magnetism towards the beloved person, place
or thing is so strong, that no amount of travel proves a deterrent.
in Sagittarius for the Advanced Man
1. Venus in Sagittarius—One-Pointed
Venus is the planet of “intelligent mind”. The
advanced man in Sagittarius achieves “one-pointedness”.
(EA 333) The result of blending these two influences gives the one-pointed,
intelligent mind. The powers of mental focus are enhanced as is the
purposeful tenacity of the mind.
2. Venus in Sagittarius—Clear
Both Venus and Sagittarius are related to the ajna center—the
center of vision. Venus has a direct connection (EA 517), and Sagittarius
an inferred connection through the qualities/themes shared by both the
ajna center and Sagittarius—directionality, one-pointedness and
integration. The clear-sightedness of the Sagittarian is proverbial;
Venus too, as transmitter of the lucid fifth ray and ruler of the lucid
mind, is associated with clear-sighted vision. Together, Venus and Sagittarius
confer keen sight—whether external or internal.
3. Venus in Sagittarius—Foresight:
Sagittarius gives the ability to see ahead, and Venus represents
the attractive goal. The Venus/Sagittarius mind is projective—projecting
itself into the future. Venus confers lucidity upon this future-oriented
4. Venus in Sagittarius—Reorientation
and Elevation of Values; Progressive Values:
Sagittarius, the Archer, takes aim according to the nature
of desires or aspirations. The average or undeveloped man with Venus
in Sagittarius “aims low”; he values the things of this
Earth. The advanced man has learned a few things in his “pursuit
of life”; his desires have become aspirations, reoriented towards
higher (if not yet quite spiritual) possibilities. As least it can be
said that his values (Venus) have become progressive (Sagittarius) and
5. Venus in Sagittarius—Attraction
to Greater Light:
Sagittarius, like Taurus, is a light-seeking sign. At first
it seeks the form, as of value in itself; later it seeks the value within
the form; later still, it seeks the light, itself. Venus, the brightest
of the planets (from the geocentric perspective of Earth) represents
the light which is sought. That which is of a vibration higher than
the immediately present vibration appears lighted, for all vibration
is light. The registration of the phenomenon of light depends upon a
significant differential in rate of vibration. We can say that Venus
in Sagittarius represents the pursuit of higher vibration, higher value—in
short, of light. With this combination there is a positive attitude
in this quest—the serene belief that one will, in fact, find the
light he is seeking.
6. Venus in Sagittarius—High-Mindedness;
Pursuit of the Ideal:
Sagittarius represents the Seeker, and Venus, the “sought”.
That which is sought is considered high, beautiful, ideal. This combination
indicates “the pursuit of lofty things”
7. Venus in Sagittarius—One-Pointedness
in the Pursuit of What is ‘Loved’:
The disciple/initiate in Sagittarius has a reputation of undeflectable
one-pointedness. The greater the level of advancement, the greater the
one-pointedness. Venus, represents all that its attractive. Always man
pursues what he considers to be of greater value. Venus in Sagittarius
decides, irrevocably, upon what it values most, and directs a undeflected
8. Venus in Sagittarius—Enthusiasm
Sagittarius governs the Sixth Creative of Lunar Lords and
is especially connected with the astral elemental—the seat of
desire and later, of aspiration. As the higher influence of Venus becomes
more powerful in the life, the response to the “beautiful”
is heightened. The subject develops an enthusiasm for beauty and his
astral body is excited by the beautiful, which he pursues.
9. Venus in Sagittarius—High
Standards of Beauty:
This is an idealistic combination, especially in relation to judging
what is beautiful. That which is low and base is not accepted. Beauty
must inspire, uplift and ennoble.
10. Venus in Sagittarius—“Beauty
can Pierce One Like a Pain”:
In combination with Venus, the arrow of Sagittarius has the power to
pierce the veils of unresponsiveness. The arrow (Sagittarius) of beauty
(Venus) awakens the individual to a deeper (and often painful) sensitivity.
11. Venus in Sagittarius—Free
Attitudes in the Love Relationship:
Personal ‘love’ upon the early Mutable Cross is often possessive
and binding. The advancing human being begins to realize that there
is growth only in freedom. Each must be free (Sagittarius) to pursue
his or her higher values (Venus). The attitude, progressively developed,
is of freedom in relation to that which is loved.
12. Venus in Sagittarius—Openness
and Honesty in the Love Relationship:
After the early tendency towards exaggeration is overcome,
Sagittarius (which does, after all, distribute the fifth ray constellationally)
instills a love of the truth. Venus, a fifth ray transmitter as well,
also contributes to clarity and truth (depending, of course, upon aspects).
In all matters of affection and love, this combination will express
straightforwardly, thus contributing to a clarification and elevation
of the magnetism which unites people in relationship. This openness
is entirely different from the more covered attitude which may be found
with Venus in the water signs.
13. Venus in Sagittarius—Elevated,
Idealistic Attitudes towards Love:
The advancing man with this combination holds the objects
of his affections in high regard. He desires to “look up to”
the one he loves and will tend to emphasize the beloved’s highest
qualities. Obviously, the possibility of projection is strong. Does
the object of love really possess these qualities, or are they really
found in the aspiration and idealism of the beholder.
14. Venus in Sagittarius—Chivalric
The tendency to idealize the beloved, to place him or her
“on a pedestal”, can lead (and have led) to the exaggerations
of courtly, chivalric love. The polarization between the lover and the
beloved increases—the; ‘distance’ between them, artificially
increased. As the “knight” courts his “lady fair”,
very little reality enters the relationship. Love becomes a great inspiration
to poetic expression, but the lovers refuse to acknowledge the more
mundane or darker aspects of their beloved. The Knight-errant; pursuit
of the fair lady; going to the “ends of the earth”.
15. Venus in Sagittarius—Cosmopolitan
Tastes; Appreciation for a Wide Range of Beauty:
Sagittarius travels the world (often purposefully, in search)
and Venus lends the quality of appreciation for what is seen. With the
inevitable exposure to many peoples and their cultures, parochial values
are challenged and cosmopolitan values take their place. The sophisticated
“man of the world” comes to understand the relativity of
all value systems.
16. Venus in Sagittarius—Cultural
Venus, representing values, is the planet of culture. Sagittarius
gives breadth and perspective. Under this influence, the individual
studies and appreciates many different cultures, their arts and sciences.
A widely-appreciative, multicultural perspective develops.
17. Venus in Sagittarius—Recognition
and Valuing of the Beauty of the Earth:
Sagittarius is closely related to the Earth, itself; Venus
is the planet of beauty and of the appreciation of beauty. Under this
combination, the beauty of the Earth is recognized, valued and pursued.
This would be an excellent position, for instance, for those who wish
to photograph the beautiful sites and sights of the world.
18. Venus in Sagittarius—Steadiness
in the Love Nature:
Sagittarius in relation to Venus can steady the love nature,
just as the archer must steady his aim before he releases the arrow.
As soul values take the place of superficial desires, the subject moves
from the pursuit of many loves to the selection of one love. Under this
combination, the individual knows whom and what he loves, and why he
persists, one-pointedly in that love.
19. Venus in Sagittarius—Discovering
a Wider World through Relationship; Love as a Means of Expanding Perspective:
Love, relationship and union become the means expanding vision
and understanding. Those who love, see more because they are together
20. Venus in Sagittarius—Study
Sagittarius rules foreign travel and the search for light.
Venus is the light of the intelligent mind. Together, the bring the
willingness to go in search of the light. Practically, this can mean
study far from home, or wherever the light can be found.
in Sagittarius for the Disciple or Initiate
1. Venus in Sagittarius—the
Quest for Celestial Beauty, the Beauty which Lies Beyond:
Pure beauty and divinity are inseparable. The inspired seeker
pursues to the highest kinds of beauty—found, in their purest
forms, within the archetypal realms (the worlds beyond and within the
2. Venus in Sagittarius—“Seek
and Ye Shall Find—the Soul”:
“Ask and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find;
knock and it shall be opened unto you”—these words express
the invocative attitude of the aspiring disciple. Venus represents the
higher worlds, and Sagittarius the questing one. Under Venus in Sagittarius,
the disciple seeks the soul, and the undeviating polarization of his
consciousness within the realm of soul.
3. Venus in Sagittarius—the
Union of Beauty and Truth:
In addition to its powerful transmission of the sixth ray,
Sagittarius also distributes the fourth ray of beauty and fifth ray
of truth. Venus, too, represents spiritual beauty and the light of truth.
In the high realms of soul life, beauty and truth blend and fuse. The
realization of their union is conferred upon the disciple or initiate
influenced by this combination.
4. Venus in Sagittarius—the
Sublimation of the Life of Desire:
Once Sagittarian desires are transformed into aspirations,
their quality is entirely elevated. In the life of the initiate, the
sixth ray potentials of this combination are evoked—for Venus
is the “home of the planetary Logos of the sixth ray”. (TCF
595) The familiar, material world no longer holds any appeal; the initiate
longs for transcendence. Transfiguration is achieved under Venus
in Capricorn, but its first stages are indicated by the transcendent
idealism of Venus in Sagittarius.
5. Venus in Sagittarius—Divine
Discontent; Eternal Dissatisfaction:
Sagittarius is ever dissatisfied with its highest attainments,
ever-seeking higher goals and wider horizons. Its thirst can be satisfied
only in the higher worlds, and not even then. Under the Sagittarian
impulse (or its higher cosmic and universal correspondences) the final
target is the Universal Point of Origin. Interestingly, it is within
the constellation Sagittarius that the center of our galaxy can be found.
When Venus is in Sagittarius, the quest will be for ever-more-transcendent
forms of beauty—beauty achieved, savored and abandoned for pursuit
of beauty still more sublime.
6. Venus in Sagittarius—Mystically
Longing and Quest for the “Beloved”:
Sagittarius is pre-eminently a sixth ray sign, embracing the
themes of longing and yearning for the object of desire—the “beloved”.
In the mystical consciousness, the lover (longing for union) is ever
separated from the beloved (Venus); Sagittarius represents the ‘distance’
of that separation and the aspirational action taken to overcome that
7. Venus in Sagittarius—the
Quest for the Holy Grail:
A dove, the bird of Venus, hovers above the “Holy Grail”.
The work of Venus within the personality is to transform it into the
“Holy Grail”, that it may receive, contain and embody the
energy of the Christ. The “Grail” is considered priceless—the
most valuable of all possible objects of attainment. Sagittarius represents
the “knight”, ready to “go to any lengths” in
pursuit or the Grail; Venus (perhaps in relation to the Moon) represents
the Grail itself. The Grail, however, is ever elusive, and for the great
majority of seekers, unattainable. Sagittarius, however, is only inspired
by the quest for the unattainable.
8. Venus in Sagittarius—Vision
The divine vision is seen by the third eye in cooperation
with the ajna center. Venus is the normal ruler of the ajna center,
and as the orthodox ruler of Taurus, is associated with the “eye
of the bull”—the third eye. Sagittarius is at once the “seeker”
and the “seer”. Under Venus in Sagittarius the disciple/initiate
pursues the inner vision which the soul (Venus) confers. Outer disciplines
and austerities are applied in order to induce inner sight. The vision
to be reached is a soul vision, and expresses the will of the soul for
the direction of the personality, guiding the personality on its life
mission. The lucidity of Venus helps to clarify and define the Sagittarian
sense of mission and the path which must be followed.
9. Venus in Sagittarius—the
Soul as Mentor and Guide:
Sagittarius is a sign associated with mentorship and guidance.
Outer mentors do exist, and serve a useful purpose. but each disciple/initiate
must learn to rely most upon the guidance of his own soul (symbolized
by Venus). The Venus in Sagittarius combination effectively puts the
soul in the seat of guidance. The subject comes to know with a high
degree of certainty those steps which will lead in the direction of
10. Venus in Sagittarius—Pursuing
Soul Light Afar:
Great journeys have been undertaken in the quest for knowledge
and wisdom. Thus journeyed Pythagoras and, if the Agni Yoga Teaching
is correct, Jesus as well. Love-wisdom (Venus) is a great magnet, inspiring
the seeker to go wherever necessary to discover (Sagittarius) the Truth.
The luminous fifth ray of both Sagittarius and Venus augment this quest
11. Venus in Sagittarius—Soul-Focus
as a Path into the Fifth Kingdom of Nature:
Sagittarius represents the path: “In Sagittarius,
the disciple has two things to discover within himself; these are the
power to make progress upon the path and to walk the Way, and also the
ability to create in the higher and spiritual sense.” (EA
Venus represents soul consciousness.
One-pointed attentiveness (Sagittarius) to the soul (Venus) is, itself,
a path into the fifth kingdom of nature—the Kingdom of Souls.
12. Venus in Sagittarius—One-Pointed,
Sustained Focus on the Soul:
Sagittarius gives consistent, one-pointed focus, and Venus
represents the soul. Within the Geminian consciousness, awareness of
the soul alternates with the negation of soul awareness—at least
until a rather high stage of development is reached. Sagittarius, however,
focuses persistently, and never “loses sight of” the soul,
or later, of the Presence—regardless of time-space distractions.
The lofty soul perspective is maintained and the “eye of the soul”
is open, even while seeing with the two eyes of the dualistic personality.
13. Venus in Sagittarius—Seeing
as the Soul Sees:
The seeker has a vision; the soul has its own. At first these
two visions are widely separate and do not converge. The seeker can
only imagine what it is the soul sees. But after much practice, the
seeker becomes the seer, and through identification with soul consciousness,
begins to see with the eyes of the soul. A ‘virtuous circle’
is created; soul vision enhances soul-infusion; soul-infusion enhances
soul vision. In the process of meditation, Sagittarius governs inspiration,
which follows upon contemplation (Libra) and illumination (Scorpio).
The lunar blindness is lifted. The one who sees is no longer simply
a personality, but, instead, becomes a soul-infused personality and—at
the highest points of identification—the soul itself. The soul-as-seer,
confers an inspiring perspective, gained over many incarnations. The
sense of time is altered and enlarged; the past, present and future
begin to converge upon a point. This prepares the way for the experience
of the “Eternal Now” upon the mountain top of transfiguration
14. Venus in Sagittarius—the
Solar Angel’s Goal for the Personality’s Life:
Sagittarius indicates not the goal which the personality envisions
for itself, but the goal which the Solar Angel (Venus) has envisioned
for its little personality. It is the task of the personality to discover
this higher goal, align with it and pursue it. These soul-seen goals
can be conceived as the goals which the Solar Angel determines in order
to add value to the personality life, and, thus, to the causal body.
These soul-inspired goals are wise and attainable; often, personality
goals are unrealistic and unattainable.
15. Venus in Sagittarius—the
Light of the Higher Mind:
Sagittarius (in its higher expression) is associated with
“universal or spiritual mind”. Venus is a planet of the
higher mind, and rules the higher three levels of the systemic mental
plane. Venus in Sagittarius confers a steadfast orientation to the light
of higher mind—leading, thence, into triadal mind where the mental
potentials Sagittarius can be released. The influence of Venus continues
into the Triad and cannot stop at the level of soul mind; Venus can
be seen relating to both buddhi (the principle which the Logos of Venus
is cultivating) and atma (correlating to the fifth ray of Venus, since
the atmic plane is fifth from below. A signature of the light of the
higher mind. The higher mind can play its part fusing soul and personality.
16. Venus in Sagittarius—Love
Philosophy is the development of a buddhi-manasic perspective
upon life in the three worlds of evolution. Sagittarius (the enlarger
of perspective) is a philosophical sign. Venus, as Lord of the soul
realm, contributes to the ability to think with the higher mind. Together,
these two bestow a lofty perspective upon the life of every day. The
fifth ray of both Venus and Sagittarius lead to an understanding of
causes and effects. Through the illumined mind, the philosopher is helped
to think (Venus) his way to the goal (Sagittarius). This is an excellent
combination for the pursuit of the light and love of wisdom. Other planets,
such as Jupiter, contribute greatly to the search for truth.
17. Venus in Sagittarius—Double
Ajna Center Emphasis:
Venus rules the ajna center; Sagittarius is indirectly associated
with this center through the qualities of direction and integration.
The ajna center corresponds at different stages of evolution with 1)
the integrated personality, 2) the soul as buddhi-manas, and 3) the
Spiritual Triad (for which it is an instrument of expression). When
Venus in Sagittarius is employed correctly by the disciple/initiate,
we have the integrated, soul-inspired personality following the direction
conceived by the soul. With Sagittarius, in general, the “sense
of direction” is very good. Under Venus in combination with Sagittarius,
the sense of soul-direction should be excellent.
18. Venus in Sagittarius—Envisionment
What is to be achieved must first be conceived, or envisioned.
This combination gives the capacity for envisionment in the service
of manifestation. The clearer the image of what must be materialized,
the more successful the intended manifestation.
19. Venus in Sagittarius—Vision
of the Destined Beauty:
All beings in cosmos are destined to “end in beauty”.
Venus is a symbol of that beauty—at least with regard to the destiny
of the human family. Sagittarius is the sign of destiny and destination.
Venus in Sagittarius gives movements towards a destined consummation.
A vision of the inner pattern of beauty which has to be manifested.
20. Venus in Sagittarius—Discovery
and Adventures in Beauty:
Sagittarius often utilizes an experimental approach. In combination
with Venus, we have experimental adventures in the creation of different
expressions of beauty.
21. Venus in Sagittarius—"Travel
Powers”, Projections and Transports of the Ajna Center
Certain siddhis connected with the ajna center allow the yogi
to transport his consciousness to a great distance and participate in
“remote-viewing”—i.e., non-local observation. Venus
(ruler of the ajna center) when placed in Sagittarius (the sign associated
with the spanning of distances) represents the power thus to project.
Much of what has been called “soul-travel” can be understood
in this way. Venus in Sagittarius is thus associated with the higher
psychism of the ajna center, so much of which involves a refinement
of the sense of vision.
22. Venus in Sagittarius—a
Vision of the Soul:
The soul must “come into view” before the disciple
can polarize personal consciousness within soul consciousness, and then
consciously become the soul. The first phase of this process (‘sighting
the soul’) is governed by Venus in Sagittarius; the latter part,
which necessitates transfiguration, is ruled by Venus
23. Venus in Sagittarius—Symbolism:
Both Venus and Sagittarius stimulate vision. Sagittarius (the
energy behind the ninth house of the horoscope) stimulates dreams and
higher imaginings, especially those which present to the consciousness
in symbolic form. Venus, too, is associated with the symbolism (often
visual) which descends as a soul-directive into the consciousness of
the disciple: “Venus connotes in our minds … that which
must work out into symbolic expression upon the physical plane.”
(EA 384) The presented visions of soul attainment which this combination
stimulates, will often appear in symbolic rather than literal form.
This combination may also be associated with mathematical formulae.
24. Venus in Sagittarius—Truth:
The fifth ray is truthful and accurate. Both Venus and Sagittarius
are transmitters of the fifth ray. Sagittarius has a well-established
reputation for truthfulness and for the love of truth. Venus represents
the light and love of the soul which clear away the lie of glamor and
illusion. Together, they form a truth-seeking and truth-revealing combination
25. Venus in Sagittarius—Development
of the “Eye of Light”:
The philosopher quests after the “Philosopher’s Stone”—another
way of saying the “All-Seeing Eye” (of third eye, the “eye
of light”). This “Stone” is also the “Pearl
of Great Price”. Pearls come under the rulership of Venus. The
full development of the “eye of light” requires Venus in
relation to Taurus and Capricorn, but luminous Venus in clear-seeing
Sagittarius (the sign of perspective) represents an important stage
in the development of this panoramic eye.
26. Venus in Sagittarius—the
Death of the Stymphalian Birds:
In Sagittarius the noise and clatter of the “Stymphalian Birds”
is silenced; thus, disruptive thoughtforms are banished from the ‘swamp’
of kama-manas. Instead of the many loud voices of the mental (and astral)
planes, the “still small voice of the soul” is heard. Venus
(associated with the throat center through Taurus) is one of the symbols
of this “still small voice”. The outspoken Sagittarian masters
silence; the light of the soul reflects itself with accuracy in the
27. Venus in Sagittarius—Temperance
and Soul Perspective:
Sagittarius, at length, after fanaticism is spent, is a sign of temperance.
Venus confers the love-wisdom of the soul. Together they give a wise
and balanced point of view—a soul-perspective upon the life of