Esoteric Astrological Analysis of FCD [Roberto Assagioli]

DINA I 138 - 156

Group IX.1 – The Telepathic Communicators

FCD’s Rays and Developmental Formula

II 4 – 427

Freedom from Ties – Chelaship – Detachment


Elena Dramchini



The time and place given originally is wrong. After I have finished the commentary I have been given a new information of what appears to be more correct time and the place of birth as Venice not Florence. This new information would change the AS to about 2-3 Degree of Cancer and the MC to about 5 Degree of Pisces.

The new chart will not change or affect the conclusions arrived at in this first part of the commentary only the timing of those events related to the angles of the chart.

The new chart will be used in the second part of the DINA II commentary.     

JANUARY 1933/DINA I/138,139

To my fellow disciple, F.C.D., who works in that loneliness which is so difficult for the second ray type, I would say the following:[ working in loneliness is indicated in the Neptune/Pluto conjunction placement in the 12th house ( seclusion/isolation ); isolation/loneliness is a 4th Ray crisis; Virgo/Pisces are signs of seclusion/isolation; Moon in Virgo, in the 4th house – very subjective placement and Vulcan in Pisces also tends to extreme isolation  ]

Neptune is the esoteric and hierarchical ruler of the AS ( Soul purpose ) and the exoteric ruler of the Sun sign ( Personality ) and Pluto is the esoteric and hierarchical ruler of the MC ( Dharma ) and the Sun sign, thus making this conjunction a very important focus of energies in the chart.

In May 1933 the Solar Arc Mercury was semi-sextile the natal Pluto ( deep/transforming mental work ) and transiting Chiron conjunct the natal Neptune ( esoteric ruler of the AS ) in the 12th house ( isolation ).  

Loneliness and process/test of detachment ( one of his keywords ) is also indicated in the natal Venus/Mars/Saturn T-Square, involving the 2nd house ( illumination through the evocation of the Will ), 5th house ( Soul/Will as the creative agent ) and the 8th house ( detachment/death of personality/esoteric psychology )

Venus is the exoteric ruler of the 5th house,( human/spiritual love ) the exo/eso ruler of the 12th house ( seclusion/isolation ) and Hierarchical ruler of the 8th house.

Mars is the exoteric ruler of the 11th house ( group work/purpose ), esoteric/hierarchical ruler of the 6th house ( correction/discrimination ).

Saturn is the exo/eso ruler of the 8th house and the 7th house ( right human relation ) and hierarchical ruler of the 5th house.

Saturn is in its detriment in Leo and points ( at his stage upon the Path ) to the lessening of the Soul/Causal body influence/control ( Saturn is the hierarchical ruler of the 5th house – the Causal body ) and the increase of the Monadic/Triadal control ( Uranus is the hierarchical ruler of Leo ).

Uranus ( singleton in Cardinal sign ) is in mutual exoteric reception with Venus, is in mutual hierarchical reception with Saturn and is related to Mars through its exaltation in Scorpio ( emphasising detachment ).

Uranus is in strong esoteric placement in Libra, in the 5th house and being also the esoteric ruler of the 5th house, indicating an original/inventive thought/idea or creative process ahead of time and future vision ( 9th house – ruled exoterically by Uranus ) and serving a great Ashramic ideal ( 11th house – ruled hierarchically by Uranus ).  

The natal T- Square Venus/Mars/Saturn started to be activated in October 1932 by the progressed Moon entry in Taurus and its opposition of the natal Mars and square the natal Saturn. In the same month the progressed AS was opposition the natal Venus.

In February 1933 the progressed Moon was square the natal Venus and there was Solar Eclipse on the natal MC.

In November 1932 the transiting Saturn entered Aquarius and started to also activate the natal Venus/Mars/Saturn T- Square by square to the natal Mars and opposition the natal Saturn and also quincunx the natal AS and in January 1933 conjunct the natal Venus.

In December 1932 the transiting Saturn was square the progressed Moon, the Solar Arc Saturn semi-square the natal Mars and the progressed AS quincunx the natal MC.

The extremes of isolation/depth of aloneness is experienced when passing through the 4th initiation and the planet Vulcan is very much involved here, bringing the will to persist in silence throughout that crucifixion experience.

Vulcan in Pisces would bring in the Will-to-Sacrifice/Save/Persist and further emphasise the theme of the isolation related to the 4th initiation, particularly if Vulcan is placed in the 2nd decanate of Pisces which is ruled occultly by Vulcan.

The transiting Vulcan was going through Pisces and in February 1933 conjunct the natal MC and activating the Grand Cross Sun/Pluto/Moon/Jupiter.        

Your problem is twofold and when it yields to solution then your field of service – [ 6th house ] already large – will increase.[ Jupiter ]

You have the problem of a devitalised etheric body [ Chiron ( wound ) in Gemini ( etheric body ), in the 12th house ( chronic weakness ).

Venus, the esoteric dispositor of Chiron, is in Aquarius ( etheric body ) and placed in the 8th house ( its detriment ) of loss/death. Venus is in opposition to Saturn in Leo ( lowered vitality ).

Uranus ( etheric body ), the exoteric dispositor of Venus, is in the 5th house ( vitality ) and is quincunx Mercury, the exoteric dispositor of Chiron. This points to the sudden/erratic fluctuation of vitality and disruption of his career/service ( Mercury in the 10th house ).

and also of a heart [ Jupiter ] attached [ 2nd Ray ] to many and hence unduly strained and taxed by others. [ T-Square of Sun/Moon/Jupiter ] There are many demands upon your sympathies. [ transiting Neptune conjunct the natal Moon and opposition the natal Sun and the Solar Arc Sun sesqui-quadrate the natal Moon in February 1933 ]

By the time you have reached the age of fifty years [ 1938 ] you should have achieved the difficult undertaking of becoming the sannyasin in the Western world. [ 50 years cycle of Chiron return. Chiron is a Wise One/Master, with no real home – like a Sannyasin. Drawing upon an extensive past experience of pain and suffering, now the wisdom and healing power is available for service but can truly be utilised/understood only after the 2nd initiation ]

Chiron in Gemini points to a wound in words/speech/relating/etheric body/antahkarana. How to build a bridge between two polarities/realities – such as Soul/Personality, Soul-infused Personality/S. Triad.

Chiron in the 12th house – healing/redemption of karma, saving/redemptive energy in the hands of a teacher/guide used in service of those who are handicapped/restricted

FCD was able to use the Chiron energies in his work as a teacher and esoteric psychologist through the system of psychosynthesis ( Venus, the esoteric dispositor of Chiron, is placed in the 8th house ). 

The problems of the etheric body will yield to treatment if the suggestions made to C.D.P. are noted ( DINA I/505: imagine the etheric spleen bathed in pure golden prana ) [ Earth ( spleen ) in Virgo ( health ), in the 12th house ( weakness ) square Jupiter in the 6th house ( health/diet )  and they are also in mutual esoteric/hierarchical reception; Chiron ( wound ) is related to Virgo through its healing quality and Earth is the hierarchical dispositor of Chiron ]  and if the diet ( in your case ) is carefully controlled and regulated…[ Jupiter in the 6th house ( overindulgence ) square Moon in Virgo and opposition Pluto ( ruler of the 6th house ); Jupiter trine Saturn ( control )]

CDP had also Jupiter in the 6th house, opposition Mars ( ruler of the 6th house ) in the 12th house and Earth, the esoteric dispositor of Jupiter, in opposition Chiron.

You have necessarily at this stage the vices of your second ray virtues. You suffer from attachment and from a too rapid identification with other people. [ Cancer/Pisces and the exo/eso ruler Neptune in the 12th house ( psychic sensitivity ) ]

This can be handled if you stand steadfast as a soul and do not focus as a personality in dealing with people – both in your home circle [ 4th house ] and in your world service.[ 11th house ]  Mercury, the exo/eso ruler of the 4/11 houses, semi-square Venus ( Son of Mind/Soul ). Venus is the exo/eso dispositor of Neptune/Pluto conjunction ( the exo/eso dispositors of Mercury and Sun ) and is trine Pluto ( transformation of relationships ).

Your heart centre [ Jupiter ] is sufficiently awakened for this life and greater sensitivity would be a handicap.[ T-Square Sun/Jupiter/Pluto ]

The perfect fulfilment of your duty[ Jupiter trine Saturn bringing together Virgo ( Jupiter hierarchical ruler ) and Capricorn ( Saturn esoteric ruler ) ] and your freedom[ Uranus ] inwardly from ties will spell for you that measure of liberation which will release you to fuller service. [ Freedom from ties was one of his most important key words/development formulas. Uranus is strongly placed esoterically in Libra, being the esoteric ruler of the 5th house ( Soul identity, human/spiritual love ) and placed in the 5th house. It points to the achievement of freedom from personal love/pleasures through inward meditative process/antahkarana ( Uranus quincunx Mercury, the exoteric ruler of the 3rd Arm and being placed in the 9th Arm ) and through the use of the destructive aspect of the Will ( Uranus sesqui-quadrate Pluto, the ruler of the 5th Arm and esoteric ruler of the 9th Arm ) and thus release into fuller service of the Group/Ashram/Hierarchy ( Mercury/Uranus/Pluto are the exo/eso/hierarchical rulers of the 4/10/11 houses/Arms ) ]

In March/April 1933 the transiting Uranus/Pluto were in T- Square aspect to the progressed Sun and the progressed Mars and in May 1933 the Solar Arc Mercury semisextile the natal Pluto.


JUNE 1933/DINA I/139,140

Your period of difficulty [ Saturn ] and of loneliness has not lessened for you and you have found it hard to struggle [ Mars ] along. [ the Solar Arc Mars semi-square the natal Saturn; transiting Vulcan conjunct the natal AS; transiting Saturn opposition the S. Arc AS; the progressed Venus in aspect to the Mars/Saturn/AS triangle; transiting Neptune conjunct the natal Moon and opposition Sun. ]

You are coming closer to your Master and in such cases fellow-disciples may not interfere [ DK seems to be infer here that He Himself is a fellow –disciple to FCD who is coming closer to his Master KH and so DK cannot interfere beside giving him this statement. ]

If we are looking for an astrological correlation to this closer approach to Master KH we notice that Jupiter, the hierarchical ruler of the 4th house ( Ashram ) and also his Soul ruler planet, has entered by Transit the 4th house in September 1932, joining there the transiting Neptune ( esoteric ruler of the AS and the 4th house )

Transiting Chiron ( Master ) square the natal MC ( Dharma ) points to a greater influence of the Master in the fulfilment of his Dharma.   

You have the persistence and the will ( like tempered steel ) of the second ray and can dismiss all fear as to your capacity to weather the storm and difficulty and to win through.[ This is a curious statement. One of the descriptions of the word “temper” in the English dictionary reads as: “ to bring ( steel ) to a suitable degree of hardness and elasticity or resiliency by heating it to the required temperature and immersing it, while hot, in some liquid, usually cold water.” 

Vulcan, the planet of endurance/persistence, is related either to extreme heat or extreme cold, which is part of the tempering process ( like a blacksmith shaping a horse shoe ). Maybe we are being given a hint that Vulcan rules the metal steel.

Vulcan is conditioned on the Soul level by the 1st Ray ( hammer/shattering/persistence ), by the 4th Ray ( Monad/Personality? ) as he was the master craftsman, by the 7th Ray ( Personality/Physical? ) with its rhythmic hammer like stroke, by the 5th Ray ( Mental? ) as it extracts from matter its full potential and there is even some connection to the 2nd Ray with the close proximity of Vulcan to the Sun ( could there be a link on the Monadic level through the 2/4 Rays? ) and its relation to the Heart and Heart of the Sun. Heart is related to the Life aspect and Vulcan embodies a basic Spirit/Life pulsation.

Vulcan placement in Pisces ( transmitter of the 2nd Ray and related to the Heart centre through Neptune ) and the placement of Neptune ( conditioned by 2/4 Rays [Monad/Personality?] and the esoteric ruler of the AS and exoteric ruler of the Sun sign ) in Taurus ( transmitter of the 4th Ray and where Vulcan is the eso/hierarchical ruler ), establishes strong link between 2/4 Rays which were his Soul/Personality Rays, strengthened by the 1st Ray ( Vulcan ).

This suggests to me the possibility of  1st Ray presence, maybe as sub-ray of the Soul Ray. But we know he was on the Path of the World Saviour, on the Love line of the 2nd Ray; on the other hand it shows that in this particular incarnation he had a lot of 1st Ray available on the level of the Soul through the placement of Neptune, the esoteric ruler of the AS, in the 12th house ( Pisces house ), conjunct Pluto ( 1st Ray planet ) and being placed in Taurus, ruled by Vulcan  ( 1st Ray ); so astrologically the 1st Ray was very much present/available and it is also possible that the secondary emphasis could have been Atmic.     

Your work in my group and your power in relation to your group brothers, consists in your compassionate comprehension. [ 2nd Ray energy working through the triangle of Venus/Jupiter/Pluto, the rulers of the signs transmitting the 2nd Ray ( Gemini/Virgo/Pisces ); transiting Chiron ( teacher/guide ) activating this Venus/Jupiter/Pluto triangle ]

Neptune ( compassion ) conjunct Pluto ( rulers/dispositors of the  Pisces Sun/Mercury ) indicates a deep compassion and Venus ( exo/eso dispositor of the Neptune/Pluto conjunction ) is sextile to Jupiter ( love-wisdom ), the Soul Ray planet.

You feed their love for each other [ Gemini ] and you act as a focal point for that aspect of the soul which expresses itself in understanding.[ 2nd Ray ] You can transmit that soul quality.

In December 1933 the progressed Venus entered Aries, the sign of its detriment. This points to the emergence of the power of the Presence/S. Triad/Monad. The Son of Mind ( Venus ) gives place to intuition and reason to pure perception.

In May 1934 the progressed Mercury entered Aries, the sign of its esoteric rulership, giving him the ability to function on the higher mental plane ( that of the Soul ) and become the messenger ( Mercury ) of the light of the Soul and also the sensitivity to the hierarchical plans ( Aries as a place of birth of God’s ideas ).

The ingress of the progressed Mercury/Venus into Aries indicates new ideas/initiative and promotes detachment and focus/polarisation upon the higher levels of the mental plane and achieving the attitude of the Observer and thus learning to stand in spiritual being.

The sentences in the mantram given to him by DK : “ I am the messenger of Light “ [ Neptune/Pluto conjunction in Taurus/Gemini ( transmitters of light ) – Mercury/Venus, the exo/eso rulers ]

“ I represent the One “ [ he, as a Soul ( Venus ) represents the Monad ( the One ) – the progressed Venus entry into Aries established a link to Uranus ( hierarchical ruler of Aries ) in Libra, link which was potentially there natally in the Venus/Uranus exoteric reception and augmented now by the transiting Uranus in Aries.  Uranus thus relates Aries to Libra and Aquarius which constitutes a triangle of power, providing a full expression of love-wisdom in world service ]

JUNE 1934/DINA I/140,141,142

You stand at the verge of a real expansion[ Jupiter ] of your work and for this you must prepare yourself.[In July 1934 the transiting Jupiter conjunct the natal and progressed Uranus and the Solar Arc Mercury sextile the natal MC ]

In August 1934 the T. Jupiter conjunct the progressed Mars and the T. Mars opposition the S. Arc Jupiter.

In September 1934 the S. Arc Pluto sesqui-quadrate the natal MC; the progressed AS trine the natal Jupiter and the progressed Mercury square the natal AS.    

It is, however, in the use of the spiritual will on your part that the release to full liberty [ Uranus ] of action [ Mars ] will come.[ T. Uranus opposition the natal Mars ]

Your life has been a discipline,[ Saturn ] but the fruits of that discipline will demonstrate as you open the doors [ Cancer/Capricorn ] and also close them upon ancient[ 4th house ] imprisoning[ 12th house/Moon ] limitations.[ Saturn ] T. Saturn square the natal Neptune ( esoteric ruler of the 4th house and exoteric ruler of the Cancer AS ) in the 12th house.

Relinquish [ 8th house/Scorpio ] that close attention to the lives of those around you which is the easy way of working for all who are second ray disciples. [ T. Saturn square the natal Neptune and T. Pluto square the progressed Sun ]

You belong now to the world [ 11th house/Aquarius ] and not to a handful of your fellowmen. …it is an appropriate lesson for you at this time.[ T. Uranus trough the 11th house and T. Saturn in Aquarius ]  This will involve sacrifice[Pisces/12th house ]  but you can be depended upon to make it.[ T. Saturn square the natal Neptune ]

Your health[ 6th house ] is better and will continue to be so, if you watch with care and keep the earlier rules I gave you as to diet, etc.[ the progressed AS trine the natal Jupiter in the 6th house and the T. Jupiter will be going through the 6th house ]

You may find that in the coming years, your hours of sleep will be less. …too much [ Jupiter ] sleep [ Moon/Neptune ] leads to diminished etheric force. [ Chiron in Gemini semi-sextile Neptune; Saturn in Leo opposition Venus in Aquarius ] T. Chiron opposition the natal Jupiter; ]

The Chiron return to its own place in 1938 might signal a healing process of the etheric force and the entry of T. Uranus into Gemini and its conjunction of Chiron in 1948 points to new re-patterning/rhythm of the etheric body  ( Gemini generally can get along on very little sleep ).

More air[ Buddhic plane ] and sun, [ Soul/Monad ] less sleep [ Astral plane ] and fewer human contacts are for you the rule in the future.

Your intuition[ Mercury/Neptune ] is awakened [ Mercury conjunct Sun in Pisces and Neptune/Pluto ( the rulers of Pisces ) conjunct in Taurus/Gemini ( transmitters of light ) ] and your devotion[ Neptune ] to the cause of the Great Ones is real and you have had much experience with other people.

For you this year the emphasis must be laid upon the stabilising[ Saturn ] of your spiritual routine.[ Uranus ]  the Solar Arc Saturn semi-sextile the natal Uranus in September 1934 and the transiting Uranus square the natal Saturn, opposition natal Mars.  

I would like you to write [ Mercury/Gemini; 3/9 houses ] an article upon the Power of the Dedicated Will.[ Mars square Saturn ] It is the use of the will aspect that second ray disciples have to acquire and this, for you, is an immediate problem. [ the progressed Mercury quincunx Mars in May 1934 and trine Saturn in September 1934;  in June 1934 the Solar Arc Mercury square the natal Venus, exo/eso dispositors of the natal Pluto ( will ) in Gemini; transiting Saturn through the 9th house and the natal  Mercury is making an ingress into Aries ( mental plane ), where Mercury is the esoteric ruler; ]

The will of persistence [ Vulcan ] you have. The dynamic will which breaks down barriers and carries all before it[ Pluto ] is your next achievement and unfoldment. [ T-Square Sun/Moon/Pluto ( this combination of energies was relevant in his needed achievement of freedom from ties (one of his most important keywords ); Uranus sesqui-quadrate Pluto ( we see in this aspect relation to the Base of Spine centre ) ]

The transiting Pluto square the progressed Sun and the transiting Chiron conjunct the natal Pluto and square Sun/Moon.( Purging/healing/integrating process through the right use of will  )

The return of the T. Nodes to their natal position and the Lunar Eclipse, in January 1934, on the Natal Nodes indicates an important development/test upon the Path in terms of achievement of greater freedom and increased service ( Nodes in Leo/Aquarius ) through detachment and use of the spiritual will (  Nodes across 2/8 houses ).

JANUARY 1935/DINA I/142,143,144,145

…the past year has seen you making many contacts[ Mercury ] and the increase[Jupiter ] of your influence in your own country ( IC ) and throughout the world[ 9/11 houses ] is far greater.

Everything lies in your own hands[ Gemini ] and in your capacity to make wise adjustments.[ Mercury/Jupiter relation through Mercury detriment in Sagittarius and Jupiter being exoteric dispositor of Mercury ]

…your problems are intimate ones for they concern your home relations[4th house/Moon ] and your personal, physical health.[ 6th house ] Jupiter in the 6th house square Moon in Virgo, in the 4th house.

The physical weakness has its seat in a constant draining and leakage of the etheric body.[ Venus in Aquarius conjunct the South Node ( draining/things or people leaving or left behind ) ] This keeps you devitalised and hence the emphasis I have sought to lay upon the need for sun and air. [ the progressed Moon conjunct Neptune and semi-sextile Chiron; T. South Node conjunct the natal Saturn and opposition the natal Venus; in July 1934 there was Lunar Eclipse on the natal Venus; ]

Forget not that a weakened etheric body is easily drained by other people though they do this quite unconsciously.[ the 7th Ray physical body can be very refined and sensitive to etheric conditions ] Therefore, for you, close contact with others is not desirable[ Mars/Venus/Saturn T-Square; rulers of AS/MC/Sun sign conjunct in the 12th house ]   – not only from the standpoint of your health but from the angle of the status which you have reached upon the Path of Discipleship.[ between 3rd /4th  initiation ]

Your aura requires sealing and the leakage now present can then be stopped. Close inter-mingling with the auras of other people causes in your case a constant seepage of vitality, for you are constantly oriented towards giving.[ Pisces Sun/Cancer AS – Neptune in Taurus is the esoteric dispositor of Moon and Moon is in its exaltation in Taurus, involving the water ( emotions ) houses 4/12 and thus reflecting the Cancer/Pisces energy and Pluto, the esoteric ruler of Pisces and ruler of the Scorpio ( the Moon’s fall ) 6th house ( health ), is conjunct Neptune and square Moon and all these energies are further enhanced by the strong 2nd Ray ( sensitivity/attachment/over protectiveness and giving ]

But your work is that of director and inspirer.[ Cancer AS/Pisces Sun/MC and the rulers ( Neptune/Pluto ) conjunct in Taurus/Gemini, the transmitters of 2/4 Rays ( his Soul/Personality Rays ] Executive work and organisation are not for you.[ weak Cardinal signs and Uranus ( the only planet in the Cardinal sign ) in Libra is more indicative of the 4th Ray ( ambivalence ) ]

You must learn to work through others,[ DC/7th house ] awakening [ Uranus ] them to a sense of responsibility[ Saturn ] and galvanising them into activity.[ Mars ] Saturn, ruler of the 7th house, square Mars, the ruler on all three levels of the 6th house ( discipleship training ) and both in aspect to the AS |( Soul purpose ); the T. Uranus opposition the natal Mars, square Saturn and sextile AS.   

The task of finding the right people and of inspiring them is your immediate task.[ T. Saturn conjunct the natal MC and activates the Mutable Grand Cross Moon/Jupiter/Sun/Pluto ]

You are in training[ 6th house of discipleship training ] as wielder of men and a guide [ Chiron conjunct the AS ] of aspirants [ aspirants on the Probationary Path ruled by Libra ] in the building work[ 2nd Ray ] of the New Age[ Aquarius ]  upon which the Great Ones are now engaged. [ T. Chiron opposition the natal Jupiter ( the Soul Ray planet ) in the 6th house. The Solar Arc Mars sextile the natal Uranus in Libra in March 1935; the S. Arc Nodes square the natal Chiron in May 1935 ]

You must learn discrimination[ Virgo ] and understanding[ Jupiter ] and right choice[ Libra ] – through experiment,[Gemini/Uranus ]  through failure [ Scorpio ] and through success.[ T-Square Moon/Jupiter/Pluto and Venus/Mars/Saturn; Mercury quincunx Uranus and semi-square Venus ]

Right judgment[ 4th Ray ] is a needed quality for you when considering people.[ Jupiter trine Saturn; T. Square Jupiter/Pluto/Earth ( rulers of signs ( Scorpio/Sagittarius ) transmitting the 4th Ray)  ]

…your work as a building co-operator  can now begin.[ the progressed Mars semi-square the natal Jupiter in May 1935 ]


JULY 1935/DINA I/145,146,147

There has been for you lately ( as for so many ) a time of testing;[ Scorpio ] yet it has been at the same time a condition of consolidation, [Saturn ] preparatory to the work of building to which I referred in my last instruction. T. Saturn activating the Grand Cross and conjunct the natal MC; both, T. Saturn and T. Uranus in aspect to the natal Mars/Saturn square ( planets of Discipleship testing in relation to Scorpio/Capricorn )  

You are predominantly the teacher [ 2nd Ray ] and have needed to learn ( and still need to do ) three things:

First, you need to acquire that inner, divine detachment[ 8th house/Scorpio ] which sees life in its true perspective. The contributory factors in terms of detachment are Venus in Aquarius in the 8th house, in opposition to Saturn in Leo and both square Mars in Scorpio in the 5th house; Uranus ( in relation to its exaltation in Scorpio ) is in mutual exoteric reception with Venus and now the T. Uranus is square the natal Venus.

The ideal attitude for you is that of the Onlooker who is in no way identified with aught that may happen on the physical and emotional planes, and whose mind is a limpid reflector of truth.[ this indicates the imposition of the Law of Sacrifice through the process of discrimination/detachment/impersonality and mental polarisation and thus standing in spiritual being as the Onlooker/Thinker. Astrologically, there are two triangles implicated in this process – T-Square Venus/Mars/Saturn and Mercury/Venus/Uranus interrelation. ]

One of the keywords of Pisces is relinquishment or detachment from all personality issues, seen astrologically in Pluto ( esoteric ruler of Pisces ) conjunct Neptune ( the exoteric ruler of Pisces ) and square Sun and Moon ( representing the personality/form ). 

We see that the progressed Venus/Mercury ( the exo/eso dispositors of the natal Neptune/Pluto conjunction ) were within an orb of conjunction for a number of years, reaching an exact aspect in July 1936 ( where DK states: “ To stand in spiritual being – as I earlier pointed out – is the clue to your problem. “)  Both entered the sign Aries ( higher mental plane ) in 1934, joining there the T. Uranus and the T. Pluto square the progressed Sun in Aries. 

Mercury is the esoteric ruler of Aries and Venus is in its detriment there ( increase power of the Soul/S. Triad ), Mars is the exoteric ruler, Uranus is the hierarchical ruler and Saturn is in its fall there ( freedom from matter/personality/karma and the rule of Monad/Life/Will ). Thus all the planetary energies of the two mentioned triangle are involved.

Mars/Saturn aspect is related to the Law of Sacrifice and the Venus/Mercury conjunction in Aries in the 10th house implicates the 3rd initiation and Scorpio/Capricorn through the esoteric ( Mars/Saturn ) and hierarchical ( Mercury/Venus ) rulership. ( the link to the 3rd initiation is further indicated by the natal mutual hierarchical reception between Saturn in Leo and Uranus in Libra )

In 1938 the T. Saturn enters Aries and conjunct both, Venus/Mercury and DK again makes this ( 154 ) statement: “ When you can stand  with greater firmness in spiritual being and when you can work more definitely and consciously with the soul aspect and less engrossingly with the personality, your life will simplify…”

Secondly, you must acquire an increased ability to voice truth[ Jupiter ] through the medium of the written word.[ Mercury/Gemini ] there is a triangle of relation between Mercury/Jupiter/Pluto through Jupiter opposition Pluto, Jupiter being exoteric dispositor of Mercury and Mercury detriment in Sagittarius and being exoteric dispositor of Pluto and Pluto is esoteric dispositor of Mercury. ]

Mercury/Jupiter/Pluto triangle is the expression of the 4th Ray as rulers of the signs ( Scorpio/Sagittarius ) transmitting the 4th Ray and also of the 2nd Ray as rulers of the signs ( Gemini/Virgo/Pisces ) transmitting the 2nd Ray.

Jupiter/Pluto are the rulers of his Sun sign and the MC and are also part of the Grand Cross, so the aspect Jupiter opposition Pluto is very important  in terms of Personality/Dharma fulfilment through redemption/salvage ( 6/12 houses echoing the Virgo/Pisces, where Jupiter/Pluto are the hierarchical rulers ) and the expression of truth through publication of books ( Jupiter as esoteric ruler of the 9th house ).

In July 1935 there was a Lunar Eclipse of the S. Arc Jupiter and the Solar Arc Pluto sesqui-quadrate the natal Jupiter in December 1935.

The Grand Cross Sun/Moon/Jupiter/Pluto was activated by the progressed Moon, T. Saturn and T. Jupiter. 

The triangle contains the Personality Ray planet ( Mercury ) and the Soul Ray planet ( Jupiter ), thus making it an important focus of Personality/Soul expression.

The progressed Jupiter reached an exact conjunction to its natal position during October-December 1935; the Solar Arc Mercury quincunx the natal Jupiter in November 1935 and the T. Uranus conjunct the S. Arc Mercury and quincunx the natal Jupiter.

Opportunity will come to you to reach the world with ideas that are relatively new;[ triangle of Uranus in the 5th house ( new creative ideas ) in mutual exoteric reception with Venus in the 8th house ( esoteric psychology ), quincunx Mercury in the 10th house ( field of service/Plan/Purpose ) and Mercury semi-square Venus; the progressed Mercury/Venus ingress into Aries ( initiating activity/new ideas ) linking Uranus to Aries through its hierarchical rulership. ]

But, my brother, you must work for a year at the organising of your thought and material, so that you can reach the thinkers of the world with the new ideas in the field of that oncoming major science, that newer field of service  - the field of psychology.[ psychosynthesis ] the progressed Moon in Gemini, in the 12th house ( subjective mental work ); T. Saturn conjunct the natal Mercury ( organising of thought )

You have a capacity for clothing an idea in its appropriate garb.[ Mercury/Venus/Uranus and Mercury/Venus/Jupiter triangles ]

The writing of this book [ 3/9 houses ] should be your main, subjective endeavour during the next few years. It must be wrought out in the crucible of energetic living and must not be the product of a seclusion,[ 12th house ] produced by withdrawing from outer activity.[ the progressed Mars retrograde in Libra ] Your best work must be done in spite of all hindrances[ Saturn ] and because the urge to give these ideas to the world will surmount all obstacles[ Saturn transit through the 10th house ( contribution of our talents to the world/Plan/Hierarchy ) ]

Finally, continue with the task of finding those strong souls who can belong to the New Group World Servers,[ the progressed Sun in the 11th house ] if given right training.[ the progressed Mars, ruler on all levels of the 6th house ( discipleship training ) and exoteric ruler of the 11th house ( NGWS ) is moving retrograde through Libra ( aspirants on the Probationary Path ), reaching the conjunction to the natal Uranus ( hierarchical ruler of the 11th house ) in December 1945.

The progressed Mars semi-square the natal Jupiter in the 6th house and the transiting Mars conjunct the natal Jupiter in September 1935.


DECEMBER 1935/DINA I/147,148

Life has been peculiarly hard for you the past six months for you can tune in so easily on all that is around you.[ Strong activation of the Grand Cross Sun/Moon/Jupiter/Pluto by the progressed Moon and transiting Saturn ] 

The path of the World Saviours is ever a hard one, the way of the Divine Sensitives is fraught with suffering and with pain. This is the way that you have chosen to go, and the knowledge of this and its remembrance may help you to endure. Those who achieve in Pisces and become World Saviours know the highest aspect of the 1st Ray as it expresses through the activity of Death ( Pluto ); they know the significance of the triumph ( Scorpio ) over death because they have overcome desire ( Mars ). We see the significance of the Mars/Saturn square in close aspect to both, the AS and MC.

Taurus and Pisces are related through Vulcan and Pluto to the 1st Ray and transmutation of desire into sacrifice and of individual will into divine will.

Sacrifice is taking over, through identification ( with the seeds of life within all forms ), of the task of salvage ( Pisces ) of these forms/humanity, of revitalising ( Uranus ) of the life and of presenting opportunity ( Saturn ) to nourish and save ( Virgo/Pisces ).

The Sun/Moon opposition across the Virgo/Pisces reflects this energy of redemption/nourishment, suffering/pain and sacrifice and their hierarchical rulership bring into focus the Leo/Aquarius polarity in respect of freedom, higher identity ( Monad ) and world service.

It would not be a surprise if Vulcan in Pisces was in sextile to Pluto and thus both planets representing the Will being a part of the Grand Cross ( the signature of the World Saviour. )

Maybe we can see a deeper significance/relation between his etheric devitalisation and the higher ethers, particularly the 4th Cosmic Ether ( Buddhic plane/Air ) where he was asked to function. It appears that the appropriation of the Budhhic vehicle ( Neptune ) was his task.

The Neptune ( esoteric/hierarchical ruler of the AS ) Pluto ( esoteric/hierarchical ruler of the Sun sign and MC ) conjunction in the signs of Light ( Taurus/Gemini ), placed in the 12th house ( redemption/renunciation/isolation/resurrection of world saviour ) represents a very important focus of energies in the chart.

In the Neptune/Vulcan mutual exo/eso/hierarchical reception we see a link to the S. Triad and the centres in the Head and thus the higher fusion of Heart ( Love/Buddhi ) and Head ( Mind/Will ).

We are told  ( EA/126 ) that there has to be fusion of Love ( Heart ) and Mind ( Head ) before a world saviour can manifest and this is the result of the forces of the Mutable Cross ( Gemini/Virgo/Sagittarius/Pisces ) released through the ruling planets Mercury/Jupiter ( exoteric rulers ) and esoteric rulers – Venus ( emergence of love through directing power of love ), Moon ( Vulcan ) detachment/purification of matter and Pluto ( death of desire/personality ).

Mercury is in its fall in Pisces and indicates a direct knowledge and awakened intuition and its placement in the 10th house ( Hierarchy ) exoteric rulership of the 4th house ( Ashram ) and esoteric rulership of the 10th Arm suggest a direct link/communication with the Hierarchy/Master.

Mercury’s retrograde motion points to re-establishment of contact and going over a familiar ground covered in previous incarnation but need to shift the focus from the highest level ( 1st Ray/Pluto is the eso/hierarchical dispositor of Mercury ) of the Astral plane ( Pisces ) onto the Mental plane ( progressed Mercury in Aries ).

Jupiter in Sagittarius ( wisdom ) in the 6th house ( correction/integration ) reflects the DK statement that he needed to learn wisdom. Jupiter square Sun/Moon and opposition Pluto shows lack of discrimination in selecting the right aspirants for training.

Mercury/Jupiter, as Personality/Soul Ray planets and the exoteric rulers of the Mutable Cross, are not in aspect but there is a relation through Mercury being in its detriment in Sagittarius and Jupiter is the exoteric dispositor of Mercury. The personality ( Mercury ) power must wane ( detriment ) and the power of the Soul dominates the outer expression. 

Uranus ( etheric body/vitality/Will/Head centre ) as a singleton in the Cardinal sign Libra ( Shamballa ) is a symbolic representation of the entry on the Cardinal Cross, being the hierarchical ruler of the 10/11th Arm/house ( Hierarchy/Shamballa ).

Will is an expression of the Law of Sacrifice ( Mars/Saturn ). Uranus is in mutual hierarchical reception with Saturn and is in its exaltation in Scorpio ( detachment ) and Mars is in its detriment in Libra ( 

Will is  an expression of the Law of Sacrifice ( Mars/Saturn ). The initiate must learn to function as a saviour and thus express the Law of Sacrifice through the

The development of destructive aspect of the will ( the will which makes a clear cut from all close ties ) was his major lesson. We also know that the theme of the Will was behind many of his writings/books.

Pluto ( the destructive will ) is the esoteric and hierarchical ruler of the his Sun sign and the MC ( Dharma ), conjunct Neptune, the esoteric ruler of AS ( Soul Purpose ).   

For you, this present life is primarily one of training[ 6th house ] and of unfoldment in connection with the sensitive,[ Cancer/Pisces ] response apparatus. You are being rendered sensitive and so made aware.[ Moon ( physical body ), the exoteric ruler of the Cancer AS, is in Virgo ( correction/integration/purification ), in the 4th house ( building a lighted form/buddhic body ) and is square Jupiter, the exoteric ruler of Pisces, in the 6thhouse; Jupiter is in its detriment in Virgo and is also the hierarchical ruler of Virgo. We have a glimmer of training a highly refined instrument/body to express the inner fire and at the same time to become sensitive to the needs of humanity and of the Soul and bring it under control through the power of the will ( Moon veiling Vulcan ).  

In January 1936 the Solar Arc Jupiter was sesqui-quadrate the natal Moon.

There is a relation between the Moon and Neptune through Moon exaltation in Taurus ( illumination of the form ) and Neptune esoteric rulership of Virgo ( higher psychic/buddhic sensitivity ). We can see the process of acquiring buddhic sensitivity or intuitive perception by the strong esoteric placement of the Moon and its link to Neptune ( esoteric/hierarchical ruler of the Cancer AS ).

Moon, the hierarchical ruler of the 8/9 Arm/house, conjunct the Earth ( Dharma ) indicates that it was his dharmic obligation in this life to build a foundation ( placement of the conjunction near the IC ( roots/foundation ) of new school of thought/psychology.

There is a relation between Chiron ( wound ) in Gemini ( etheric body ) and Earth ( spleen ) through Earth hierarchical rulership of Gemini and Chiron link to Virgo through its healing quality and Moon ( veiling Vulcan ) through circulation/re-patterning of the etheric body..

Jupiter is also square the Sun, ruler of Leo ( sensitivity to Self and not-self ) in Pisces and in June 1936 the S. Arc Jupiter is semi-square the natal Sun.

For you, at this time and temporarily, I suggest an unthinking detachment and an enforced refusal to permit the mind to ponder upon that which beats upon your sympathies from your environment. Practice this divine ignoring for the next six months.[ This is an unusual request and one would imagine a difficult to achieve and putting the mind under great pressure. When we look what was happening astrologically we see that the planet Mercury ( the mind ) was under heavy aspects. In April 1936 the Solar Arc Saturn was opposition the natal Mercury and the T. Saturn was making conjunction to it in the same month, and in May 1936 the S. Arc AS was quincunx Mercury. ( Mercury/Saturn are planets of Discipleship and are also related to the 4th initiation; so this unusual request could have been a test related to the 4th initiation ) ]

The unusual/unexpected/temporary request is seen in the Solar Arc Uranus square the natal MC, exact in February 1936.

JUNE 1936/DINA I/148,149

The strain of the past six months has been great.[ difficult aspect to Mercury from Saturn ] But it is now over and your problem[ Saturn ] must be to relax, [ Chiron ] not so much in the physical sense as in the inner mental attitudes.[Mercury ] We see that the mind/nervous system was under pressure and now there need to be mental relaxation.

In June 1936 there was Solar Eclipse on the natal and progressed Chiron and the T. Chiron square the natal Mercury; the progressed Sun sextile Chiron in August 1936, T. Jupiter opposition Chiron and T. Neptune opposition Mercury in November 1936 and the S. Arc Moon trine Chiron in January 1937. This strong activation of Chiron brought about the healing/relaxation of the mind.

But the Saturn transit over Mercury was still not over so he had to make an effort to relax.

Mercury/Saturn condition the 4th initiation and the unusual request to practice the divine ignoring/unthinking detachment could have been related to this initiation.

Yet the future holds for you much successful work, if right elimination of non-essential activities ( with a consequent intensification of the essential and a certain measure of physical discipline ) becomes possible for you.[ the question of essentials/non-essentials is related to Taurus/2nd house. Saturn in the 2nd house calls for the discipline through the opposition to Venus ( exoteric ruler of Taurus – appetites ) ) and square Mars ( Physical body ) and elimination ( Pluto ) of lower psychic/emotional activities/attachments ( Neptune in Taurus ) – Pluto conjunct Neptune.

How to discipline your physical body and how to strengthen it is your great problem and your immediate task.[ the progressed Moon sesqui-quadrate the natal Mars and T. Saturn square the S. Arc Mars ]

The great psychologists [ Taurus/Scorpio/8th house ] always become World Saviours,[ Virgo/Pisces/Mutable Cross ] because the psychological problem with themselves is faced and solved – and solved on the basis of a technique of transmutation.[ transmutation is the mode whereby the force/personality is changed into energy/Soul ]

You are excessively sensitive[ Cancer/Pisces ] to impacts from those surroundings, both from the mass [ Cancer ] and from individuals,[ Leo ] and you know not yet how to give in fullness [ Jupiter ] and yet retain,[ Saturn ] how to go out to others and never leave your own poised position.[ dwelling in the illumined mind ] These dynamics can be seen in the T. Square Venus/Mars/Saturn and Sun/Moon/Jupiter.

To stand in spiritual being – as I earlier pointed out – is the clue to your problem.

A dynamic, mental focussing [ the Solar Arc Mars square the natal Mercury in October 1936 ] will save you from much depletion. If, my brother, you dwell ever on the plane of the mind, you cannot so easily be reached by the majority who contact you and who at present drain you [ T. Neptune semi-square the natal Mars/Saturn ] of your strength. [ again there is a call to stand as the Onlooker/Observer upon the Mental plane ( the progressed Mercury/Venus in Aries conjunct still within orb  ) ]

JANUARY 1937/DINA I/150,151

You are about to enter upon a period of fuller service.[ the Solar arc Uranus conjunct and T. Uranus quincunx the natal and progressed Jupiter in the 6th house of service ; T. Jupiter square the progressed MC; the progressed MC sesqui-quadrate the natal Moon and the progressed Venus semi-sextile the natal MC. ]

Now your work should become more subjective and more far reaching in its effect and scope.[ strong activity by transits/progressions in the three subjective signs Aries/Taurus/Gemini ]

This will only be possible if you learn the difficult lesson ( peculiarly difficult to you ) of leaving undone much that has hitherto been done, and by the exercise of a wise [ Jupiter ] and most careful discretionary discrimination.[ Virgo ] Jupiter square Sun/Moon and opposition Pluto. T. Jupiter opposition T. Pluto and both square the progressed Sun.

Your task is not to reach the un awakened, or to write that which is popular. It is the more specialised task[ Virgo ] of working with and cooperating with those in whose hands lies the guiding[ Chiron/Jupiter ] of the “ little ones. “[ 1st Degree initiates ]

You can, however, work with the intelligent masses, the aspirants and the probationers,[ Libra ] through your ability to reach them with the written and the spoken word.[ Throat – Saturn/Uranus ] writing/speaking ability is shown in Venus/Jupiter/Saturn, Venus/Mercury/Uranus and Venus/Mercury/Pluto triangles.

In March 1937 the progressed Venus sextile the natal Venus and the Solar Arc Saturn sesqui-quadrate and T. Saturn sextile the natal Venus. In April 1937 the progressed Venus semi-sextile the natal MC.

T. Saturn conjunct the progressed Venus/Mercury in Aries; T. Saturn opposition T. Neptune and both in aspect to the natal Mercury by conjunction and opposition respectively.

You have an avidity for service and an acquisitiveness for knowledge[ 2nd Ray; Jupiter in Sagittarius sextile Venus and both in aspect to Pluto ( triangle of 2nd Ray energy ) ] and for information which must now be regulated.[ T. Saturn trine the natal Jupiter ] 

You will place yourself, I know, under those who, through lethargy,[ Cancer ] fail to achieve the utmost possible. I would point out to you that though you may have this liability in a physical[ Moon in Virgo, in the 4th house ] or emotional form,[ Neptune in Taurus, in the 12th house ] you have not got it mentally.[ Mercury/Pluto in mutual exo/eso reception and both in aspect to Uranus; Venus/Uranus in mutual exoteric reception and both in aspect to Pluto ]

You are among those who take the kingdom of heaven by violence and enter therein. [ implication of the 1st Ray Mind/Monad ]

JULY 1937/DINA I/151,152

In dealing with the rays which control and dominate your life I would remind you that it is your first ray mind that gives you undoubted mental influence. Your mental body is governed by the first ray.[ we have already considered his strong mental influence in previous instruction but just to add that the 1st Ray mind is particularly seen in the Venus trine Pluto as Venus ( being the esoteric dispositor of Pluto ) represents the higher mind, being particularly used in his work with psychology ( Venus in the 8th house ) and Pluto ( 1st Ray ) is the ruler of Scorpio and esoteric ruler of the Sun sign and we know that most of his work dealt with the Will.  ]  

Your astral body is as definitely a second ray aggregation of energies and hence the influence of love which you carry everywhere with you. [ strong presence of water signs ( Love aspect ) and important planets placed there seemed to indicate strong influence of the 2nd Ray energy in the equipment. Here we see water Grand Trine of Mars/AS/MC and the powerful conjunction of Neptune/Pluto, the rulers of the three water signs – Cancer/Scorpio/Pisces – in the 12th house ( water house ) and Venus, the exo/eso dispositor of the conjunction is in the 8th house. The Moon ( hierarchical dispositor of Venus ) is in the 4th house ]

I would remind you, however, that when the soul and the astral body are both on the same ray, there is presented always an engrossing problem of balance.[ Libra ] There will be, in such cases, a tendency to a lack of balance in the total effect of the equipment and with this – as well you know – you have constantly to deal. [ on one side there was his constant orientation to giving and compassionate comprehension and on the other side his lack of discrimination in choosing/judging the right/suitable people to train or work with and inability to close his aura from the demands of others. This could be attributed to the lack of the 3/5 Rays, his extreme sensitivity to his environment ( Cancer/Pisces ) and lack of destructive power of the 1st Ray. ]

The physical body is of the seventh ray type but it is so controlled by your fourth ray personality that – in a most peculiar sense – it has little life of its own. It is negative to an amazing extent and this again constitutes a definite problem.[ Venus/Mars/Saturn T-Square is related to the 7th Ray ( as these three planets rule the signs Aries/Capricorn which transmit the 7th Ray ) and Uranus ( 7th Ray ) is linked to all three signs where these three planets are placed. Uranus is in its exaltation in Scorpio ( the placement of Mars ), it is exoteric ruler of Aquarius ( the placement of Venus ) and is hierarchical ruler of Leo ( the placement of Saturn ) and being the singleton in Libra Cardinal sign ( activity/3rd Ray ). This would probably account also for the lack of the 3rd Ray in his equipment and also explains DK comment that he has no 3rd Ray in spite of his physical constitution ( 155 ) which means that his physical body must have been constructed as the 3rd Ray type but was conditioned by the 7th Ray energy.]

Uranus is especially linked to Mars ( physical body ) as both planets rule Aries, Uranus is in its exaltation in Scorpio ( the placement of Mars ) and Mars is in its detriment in Libra ( the placement of Uranus ) and thus bringing both, the 3rd Ray ( Libra ) and 7th Ray influence of the physical body.

Jupiter/Pluto/Earth T-Square is related to the 4th Ray ( as these three planets rule the signs Scorpio/Sagittarius which transmit the 4th Ray ). Jupiter/Pluto opposition is particularly significant as both planets are the rulers of the Pisces Sun ( personality ).

Venus/Mars/Pluto are in aspect to each other ( even though the Mars/Pluto quincunx is wide, it accounts for many dangerous and life threatening situations he has been in )  and related also to the 4th Ray as these three planets rule Taurus/Scorpio, the transmitters of the 4th Ray. This makes the Venus/Mars aspect common to both, 4th and 7th Ray and Pluto links the physical body ( Mars ) under the influence of the 4th Ray personality ( Pluto being the esoteric/hierarchical ruler of the Pisces Sun ).


JANUARY 1938/DINA I/152,153,154,155

The past year has seen the many changes which have taken place in the relationship between your soul and your personality.[ the progressed Mercury ( Personality Ray planet ) trine the natal Jupiter ( the Soul Ray planet; T. Neptune ( the esoteric ruler of the AS ) opposition the natal Mercury; ]

The uprooting[ the IC/4th house ] to which you have been subjected should be a cheering indication to you of the emergence into a fuller life of service of a much better equipped worker –[ the progressed MC sesqui-quadrate the natal Moon in the 4th house in April 1937; the progressed Moon ( esoteric ruler of the 4th house ) conjunct the natal AS in October 1937 ] because he is freer [ Uranus ] and less clogged[ Chiron ] channel for soul force.[ the Solar Arc Chiron semi-square the natal AS in September 1937; the T. Chiron conjunct the natal AS and the Solar Arc Neptune square the natal Uranus in November 1937; ]

You have now the use of a renewed and more forceful personality in outer manifestation.[ the progressed MC semi-square the natal Sun; the progressed Sun semi-sextile the natal Neptune ]

A period of intensified service lies ahead of you, beginning in September of this year. [ There is a concentration of transits in Virgo ( service ), in the 4th house ( Ashram ); the progressed Nodes in aspect to the natal Jupiter ( Soul Ray planet ); transiting Pluto ( eso/hierarchical ruler of the MC ) entered Leo and activates the natal Venus/Mars/Saturn T-Square.

This, my brother, gives you an interlude[ Libra ] wherein to think with clarity,[ the S. Arc Mercury trine the natal Moon] to subject yourself to self-imposed discipline,[ T. Saturn conjunct the progressed Mercury/Venus ] and to heighten your magnetic vibration.[ the progressed Venus trine the natal Jupiter ]

…an increased magnetic radiance, [ progressed Venus trine the natal Jupiter ] based upon an inner freedom which makes possible the relinquishing of outer shackles and chains,[ T. Pluto conjunct the natal Saturn and square Mars ] thus gaining a liberty [ Uranus ]which will extend through every department of your being.[ T. Saturn opposition the natal and progressed Uranus ]

Decisive action,[ Venus/Mars/Saturn ] carried forward and persisted[1st Ray ] in for the needed period of time is, for you – as yet – only in the formative stage. I refer to the ability always to act with a wise, clear-cut decision[ Uranus in Libra sesqui-quadrate Pluto ] in relation to yourself and your own immediate problems.[ this is in reference to the right use of the destructive aspect of the will ]

You are learning to do this and the next two years will see you making much advance in this matter, but you are only at the beginning of your training.[ the transiting Pluto entered Leo ( strong 1st Ray placement ) and will be activating the T- Square Venus/Mars/Saturn ]

When you can stand with greater firmness in spiritual being…[ the transiting Saturn is making the last contact by conjunction to the progressed Mercury/Venus in Aries ]

One of the difficult things for humble aspirants to grasp is that peculiar moment in their life history when they must shift into the realm of discriminating[ Virgo ] work.[ the progressed AS semi-sextile the natal Moon in Virgo; the S. Arc Mercury trine the Moon and the S. Arc Pluto semi-square the Moon. It is interesting that the Virgo energy has carried him from the past lives ( Virgo on the IC ), it is a blockage to Soul progress in this life ( Moon in Virgo ) and will remain link of entry for the next life ( he died in Virgo ), thus indicating the great importance of achieving the ability of discrimination. ]


JANUARY 1939/DINA I/155,156

You have no third ray energy in you at all ( the energy of the ray of the intellect ) and this is in spite of the fact of your physical constitution. [ we have dealt with this in the 1937 instruction ]

It accounts for your intense feeling that you have no racial relationship to the Jews at all in spite of the fact that your mental body is on the first ray which is the same as the soul of Judea.[ the Personality Ray of the Jewish race is the 3rd Ray with the Capricorn Sun  ( he has no 3rd Ray and no planets in Capricorn ) and its Soul Ray is the 1st Ray with Virgo AS. In some of the unpublished material we are told that FCD did not belong to the Jewish race except through physical heredity ( Moon in Virgo, in the 4th house ). He has taken a Jewish body but had no Jewish consciousness and did not think or act as the average Jew but he loved them greatly and so he fulfilled all the requirements – from the standpoint of the present life position and we are told, during his next incarnation  - to act as the Teacher of the new dispensation of the Jews. We are able to see/understand now more clearly the continuing link through the Virgo energy ( touched on before ) of the past, present and future lives/karma. We will go more into these issues in the second part ( DINA II ) of the commentary. ]      

Your soul ray focuses itself in and through your astral body and your personality ray does the same. Hence your problem and hence the facility with which you can relate the soul and personality rays and can carry through their blended energies to the heart centre.[ Jupiter ] The 2nd Ray Soul and 4th Ray Personality focus through the 2nd Ray Astral body as a line of least resistance, carrying the blended energies to the Heart centre ( Jupiter ). If we look for astrological indication of this process we see that the T-Square Jupiter-Pluto-Moon/Earth reflects both, the 2nd Ray ( Gemini/Virgo/Pisces are ruled by Earth/Jupiter/Pluto hierarchically ) and 4th Ray ( Scorpio/Sagittarius are ruled by Pluto/Jupiter/Earth through exo/eso rulership. Jupiter ( the Heart centre ) is part of both triangles. Neptune, the other planet related to the Heart centre, conjunct Pluto ( eso/hierarchical rulers of the AS/Sun and thus linking the Soul/Personality. ( in May 1939 the Solar Arc Neptune semi-square the natal Pluto ).

Sun is also connected to the Heart centre, especially being placed in Pisces and is square to Jupiter/Pluto, rulers of Pisces. Jupiter/Pluto is the common aspect to both triangles and thus to the Heart centre.

When looking at the transits/progressions we see that T. Jupiter conjunct the natal Sun and activating the whole Grand Cross ( Sun-Pluto-Moon/Earth-Jupiter ); in April 1939 there was a Solar Eclipse on the progressed Sun; the progressed Mercury semi-sextile the natal Sun; the T. Saturn conjunct the progressed Sun; the progressed Nodes are in aspect to the natal Jupiter and the progressed Moon sesqui-quadrate the natal Jupiter.     

The second thing which you need to do is to take these energies of the soul and of the personality, add to them the energy of the heart centre and then learn how to carry all three to the head centre[ Vulcan/Uranus ] and there blend them with the power of your first ray mind. This first ray mental power, you must learn to bring definitely down into the head centre by an act of the creative imagination[ 4th Ray ] and hold it steadily there…[ we have already seen that the energies implicated in relation to the 1st Ray Mind were Mercury/Venus/Pluto/Uranus; Uranus sesqui-quadrate Pluto could be related to the Base centre or Base ( Pluto) and Head centre ( Uranus ); Ajna centre ( Mercury/Venus ) is involved in the process of creative imagination; we can be pretty certain that Vulcan is in Pisces but not it exact degree; Sun/Jupiter/Neptune as ruling the Heart centre.

What emerges from these implications are three triangles:

Venus/Mercury/Uranus triangle, where Mercury semi-square Venus and quincunx Uranus and Venus/Uranus are in mutual exoteric reception. This triangle seemed to indicate creative imagination/Ajna ( Mercury/Venus ) in relation to the Head centre ( Uranus ).

Venus/Uranus/Pluto triangle, where Venus trine Pluto, Pluto sesqui-quadrate Uranus and Venus/Uranus are in mutual exoteric reception. This triangle shows the 1st Ray mental power ( Venus/Pluto ) being brought down to the Head centre ( Uranus ).

Jupiter/Pluto/Uranus triangle, where Pluto is opposition Jupiter and sesqui-quadrate Uranus but there is no aspect between Jupiter/Uranus but Jupiter is the esoteric ruler of the Aquarian decanate of Libra ( the placement of  Uranus ). This is the weakest relation of energies as he had to work on uniting the Heart ( Jupiter ) and Head ( Uranus ).

If we wanted to consider the other two planets related to the Heart centre ( Sun/Neptune ) we would have two more triangles:

Uranus/Neptune/Pluto triangle, where Pluto conjunct Neptune and sesqui-quadrate Uranus and Uranus is linked to Neptune through its detriment in Taurus ( the placement of Neptune ).

Sun/Pluto/Uranus triangle, where Pluto is square the Sun and sesqui-quadrate Uranus and Sun is linked to Uranus through its fall in Libra ( the placement of Uranus ). 

We see that those triangles which are related/closed by direct aspects indicate relatively easy flow of energies ( depending on the aspects ) or lines of least resistance and those triangles which have one side open or related only through indirect link ( such as rulership/mutual reception or exaltation/fall/detriment ) indicate the next step ahead or problem which need to be worked at in order to bring integration/unity/wholeness.

Uranus as a ruler of the Head centre is implicated only after the 3rd initiation and it is interesting that Uranus is the only planet in the Cardinal signs ( Libra – Shamballa ).

His problem was also that of balancing ( Libra ) of energies 

Life is initiation and for this you are prepared. The crisis in the life of the soul work out along certain lines as major initiations. I am here giving you a hint. For this too you are, as you know, being prepared. [ Life can be equated with Spirit/Monad and is related to the 3rd initiation. We can read the first sentence that he is already prepared to cope/deal with Life so he has already taken the 3rd initiation. The major initiations can only imply 3rd initiation and higher so if we read the first sentence correctly, he is being prepared for the 4th initiation. ]