The esoteric meaning of the Ascendant


In this article we will expose, through the analysis of a definition and its subsequent application in a practical example, how esoteric astrology interprets the meaning of the Ascendant Sign.

The esoteric aspect of an interpretation deals with the inner meaning that forms, just as the exoteric aspect deals with the external activities of these forms. Therefore the esoteric astrology makes reference to the subjective aspect of the signs and the exoteric to the objective aspect. The two astrologists are complementary, as are the Soul with the Personality.

The Ascendant

The ascendant is the sign that appears by the Orient just at birth, the cardinal point through which, according to ancient traditions, comes to us Wisdom. The nascent sign of the birth chart is the energy that rules the entire chart, because it is thanks to him that a horoscope can be drawn in its fullness.

The esoteric meaning of the Rising Sing

The Ascendant also called rising sing- “Indicates the future life and the immediate purpose of the soul for this incarnation. It keeps the secret of the future and presents the force that, properly used, will lead man to success. It represents the Sattva Guna the goodness, the harmonic aspect of life, and can produce right relationships between the soul and the personality in a given incarnation, thus pointing the way to recognizing the strength of the soul”.

Alice Bailey (Esoteric Astrology)

Well, as this definition tells us, for the esoteric astrology the ascendant, (along with its esoteric ruler), is the sign that, through its symbolism and understanding, can show us the key to the problem of our life, as well as some indication of what we can become and achieve.

To recognize the esoteric qualities of the rising sing from the joy of the heart is to recognize a second "sun", not so obvious and personal as the sun sign, but more subjective and "overflowing" (full) of news.

The role of the Ascendant in the face of the need for conscience

Now, it must be said that in order to recognize and correctly use the subjective qualities of the rising sign, one must have a consciousness with a certain degree of evolution, that is, with tendencies, needs and spiritual nuances.

Being an ordinary human being does not need to recognize the more esoteric qualities of his ascendant, his conscience, (persona list or materialist), is centered on the most instinctive desires and therefore does not have the need to deepen. We could say that in these cases these qualities numb in unconsciousness or in the heavens and that for them, exoteric or traditional astrology as a means to understand their tendencies, attitudes and possibilities is still clearly enough.

But, certainly more and more are the consciences with more subtle and complex needs; consciences that demand approaches and astrological readjustments more in line with their subjective reality. They are beings where self-observation and internal reflection, and not so much the external experience of the material, is the basis for achieving a certain degree of impersonality or active altruism.

Recall that astrology influences but does not obligate, and this is so because in the human being the law of free will is unbreakable, and this freedom is totally conditioned by the conscience that experience.

Therefore, and we will not get tire of repeating it because of the importance it entails, it is the consciences that to a greater or lesser extent have spiritual tendencies that can (need) to recognize the esoteric meaning "written" in the Ascendant. And this enriching recognition will inevitably bring about a readjustment of the old tendencies or lines of least resistance "written" mainly in the Sun sign.

This attitude of accepting or recognizing new possibilities, if the person does not understand astrology, will take place naturally. The urgency of the need itself will evoke, through different situations, the new energies that will reverberate in the reflective conscience and that later it will be able to use in a practical way.

If the person has knowledge of esoteric astrology, or understands something of this wonderful system of self-knowledge, this approach will be done rather through a conscious reflection of the esoteric meaning of the rising sing. Thanks to this meditation the conscience will be able to evoke in its daily reality situations where the quality of its ascendant sign can be experienced.

The "talents" of the Ascendant

Then, and by way of summary, we understand that the energy of the rising sign plus its esoteric ruler allows consciences with spiritual tendencies the following:

. It allows recognizing in the conscience the purpose of the soul for a certain life. In other words, it allows the acquisition of soul consciousness.

.The energy of the ascendant + esoteric ruler allows achieving a superior harmony between the soul and the personality achieved only with the line of the sun sign.

. The rising sign allows putting under its regency the sun sign for a more correct expression. For this the quality of the ascendant + esoteric ruler must be reflected, analyzed and experienced as an energy "superior" to the energy of the sun sign + exoteric ruler. This is done first subjectively, from the interior silence, the place where the soul resides. But little by little the energy of the Soul is also imposed on personal forces (physical emotional and concrete mental) and their more material environment. This attitude basically mental superior, (abstract and intuitive), will inevitably put the sun sign under the benign orders of the ascendant. 

The reflexive opposition.
(Practical example)

Well, arrived here, we propose to perform a practical exercise, "by reflexive opposition", an exercise that will allow us, from the esoteric side, a greater integration of the two main signs of our horoscope.

Basically the exercise presents an essential duality, the contrast of the esoteric meaning of the rising sing versus the already more known exoteric meaning of the sun sign.

To make such a contrast in reflective consciousness, we recommend using the guide phrases provided by Alice Bailey's Esoteric Astrology book, which we attach to you at the end of this article. They are very suggestive phrases, phrases that if we analyze them carefully we realize their power of synthesis.

One can think that in principle this reflexive opposition can generate a blockade, butit is not, because the power of Life includes both signs, and it is a condition of the Consciousness (of Soul) to generate harmony with them. A balance that will be reflected in a personality or objective expression more correct.

Practical example

Ascendant Virgo - Sun in Leo

To finish we show an example imagined by way of illustration. The guide phrases for each sign have been extracted from the diagrams that we attach at the end of the article.

Let’s imagine a horoscope with the ascendant Virgo, sun in Leo, of a conscience with certain spiritual or altruistic nuances, but also, logically, with more personal or personal desires. 

The two phrases guide:

From the angle of the soul (the rising sing) the Virgin says: 

"I am the Mother and the Child, I am God. I am the matter”

From the soul aspect, Virgo is the custodian of the natural processes that Life applies to matter. The Life aspect is divided into three: The Mother as the practical receptive aspect, the Child as the aspect of love and God as the will aspect, and the three are mixed in the material substance. The laborious process that will make this mixture a divine unity is governed by the Virgin Mother.

From the angle of the shape (solar sign) the Lion says: 

That other forms exist, I rule”

The meaning of the phrase for the most material aspect of the sun sign is clear. It is known to many that the Sun in Leo exoterically speaking is the quality of royalty, power, generosity, pride, and dominion.

The opposition is evident, and here the power of the Lion will not be dominated so easily. And his majestic pride, often confused with generosity, can be a great deterrent to the noble intentions of the Virgin.

But the need of the soul always presses. And it is then that the power of the soul will generate internal circumstances (types of thought, feelings) or external (sudden changes in the environment, situations that escape the most personal control, physical symptoms) that will force the Lion to recognize other forms, forces, processes or states of conscience that only attend to the Law that Virgo imposes.

Then Leo from this same impossibility to rule these new incoming energies will begin to pay attention to Virgo the Mother, as a new reality much more subjective, a reality that with his work builder dignifies the matter. A reality that forces us to abandon Leo's centered or egoistic position to recognize the same dignity in all other beings.

Virgo is the noble earth that protects the seed embedded in its own substance. She is the patient who constructs "That which will be" thanks to the care of the Mother (Material) Maria.

The esoteric ruler of Virgo is the Moon, because it is in the interior of the most basic and instinctive lunar forms (physical / emotional / mental) that the expression of a divine character can be forged. Here the moon is veiled or conditioned by the power of Vulcan"the smith who works in the interior of the earth."

Volcano is the God of Fire that shapes the forms from the inside of the earth. The fire of Vulcan speaks to us of the mental aspect, willful, disciplined and constructor that Virgo is able to apply to the material substances symbolized in the Moon as virgen matter.

The interior of the earth is fire, and it is the power of that fire that shapes the continents.

This is a slow, persistent process that demands the warmth and calm of Mother Earth, something that the proud and passionate Lion is not willing to accept. But the process of the soul is always an unstoppable process, and in its "defeat", the Lion will discover greater freedom.

Psychologically, Virgo from the Ascendant or Soul aspect is essentially a sign builder, industrious, introverted, calm, with earthly heat, humble, constant, persistent, willful, disciplined, discriminating, focused is its internal processes, orderly, away from noise, happy with what little, basic from only what is necessary, lover of knowing, ready to help, debugger, sufferer, noble, ..., all with the intention of purifying, structuring and growing the inner seed of That Love that every being is destined to express

(Houses) In the zodiac walk an ascendant Virgo with sun in Leo implies placing the sun in house XII, the house of the endings, retreats, solitude, spirituality ..., situations that will give the birth (Virgo in House I) of a new be, a new form (body, feeling, mental attitude) more in keeping with the need of the Soul. It is important to attend the house where the esoteric ruler (moon) is located, because this house indicates through what situations the process will be carried out.

The rays
In this relation the rays involved are the 2 of Love and Wisdom, the 6 of Devotion to the Ideal on the part of Virgo and the 1 of Will and Power on the part of Leo.

On the part of the Virgin Mother, the line pair of rays (2-6) is very activated, the loving sensitive line that can mold and soften the great power of self-affirmation that Leo treasures (1R).

This attitude, Virgo, (in this example the reflection of the consciousness of the Soul), carries it out with the force of the Moon (4R of Harmony and Conflict) plus the 1R power of Will and Power that Vulcan brings, that is, understanding that in the conflict there is the opportunity to activate the constructive will that can adjust the personal excesses characteristic of Leo with the more loving, helpful, characteristic features of Virgo in soul.


Finally, it must be clear that these rays, associated with the signs and their regents, are only complements of the two main rays of the soul and personality. That is, having a certain ascendant and esoteric ruler in principle does not imply belonging to a certain ray of the soul. This is something that we will discuss in a future article.

They are the passing of the years, with their joys and difficulties that create the need-curiosity that makes us advance along the way.


We expose the scheme of belonging to the book Esoteric Astrology of Alice Bailey, our main reference book, which shows us the guiding phrase for each sign of its opposite angles: The guide phrases from the angle of the soul are reflected in many of the articles of this Blog.

Material consciousness

From Pisces to Aries through the signs from the angle of the form very related to the sun sign. (Natural order or retrograde path of the greater cycle of the sun through the signs)

Pisces. – And the World said: Go forth into matter.
Aquarius. – And the World said: Let desire in form be ruler.
Capricorn. – And the World said: Let ambition rule and the door stand wide.
Sagittarius.– And he World said: Let food be sought.
Scorpio. – And the World said: Let Maya flourish and let deception rule.
Libra. – And the World said: Let choice be made.
Virgo. – And the World said: Let matter reign.
Leo. – And the World said: Let other forms exist. I rule.
Cancer. – And the World said: Let isolation be the rule and yet the crowd exists.
Gemini. – And the World said: Let instability do its work.
Taurus. – And the World said: Let strength be un-dismayed.
Aries. – And the World said: Let form again be sought.

The soul consciousness

From Aries to Pisces through the signs of the angle of the soul closely related to the esoteric meaning of The Ascendant. (Spiritual order or the "return to the father")

Aries. – I come forth and from the place mind I rule.
Taurus. – I see, and when the eye is opened, all is illumined.
Gemini. – I recognise my other self and in the waning of that self I grow and glow.
Cancer. – I build a lighted house and therein dwell.
Leo. – I am That and That am I.
Virgo. – I am the Mother and the Child, I God. I matter am.
Libra. – I choose the way that leads between the two great lines of force.
Scorpio. – Warrior I am, and from the battle I emerge triumphant.
Sagittarius. – I see the goal. I reach the goal and see another.
Capricorn. – Lost am I in Light supernal, yet on that light I turn back.
Aquarius. – Water of life am I, poured forth for thirsty men.
Pisces. – I leave the Father’s Home and turning back I save.

The ascendant must be thought of as "gift", quality, or energy that is expressed with force or personal dynamics (sun), through the moon or karmic form, also called lower triad: pysical, emotional and concrete mental.

David C.M. (logosastrologiaesoterica@gmail.com)
Translated from Spanish  to English by Lester Fernandez


The USA Horoscope (esoteric study)

The national chart of USA

In this new article it is our objective to reflect on the horoscope Of the USA, using for it 3 affirmations that the Tibetan Master in Alice Bailey's books about what surely can be considered the most important country of the modern era.

It is very important for us, the students of the book "Astrology Esoteric” by Alice Bailey, to be able to compare the Master's claims with the horoscope in question, since this reflective comparison allows us to deepen in a more concretely practical in the "wonderful" (for Novel) astrological concepts contributed by the book previously appointed.

The 3 affirmations of the Tibetan

1- The US is a country with a Soul ruled by the 2 Ray of Love Wisdom, with a personality belonging to the 6 Ray of devotion to the Ideal. 

2- The US is a country that can manifest and illuminate the great ideals that promote world unity, but at the same time, there are also powerful selfish forces that promote myopic or separatist ideals.

3- In the US horoscope Aquarius plays a very important role.

Horoscope of the United States of America*

Reflection / analysis of the horoscope through the 3 affirmations of the Master

In the chart we can well observe in relation to point 1-2 that the great ability to generate US ideals is very powerfully inscribed in its Neptune conjunction MC with the ascendant in Sagittarius, for being Neptune the idealized feeling and the Archer the power to focus the mind on an address: The ideal motivator.

That said idealism is selfish excluding or generously inclusive will depend very much on the ability of the American people to manage the frustration that comes with your powerful house in Cancer together with its tight squared Sun-Saturn expressing itself through an angular Mars in Gemini’s.

As we know, from esoteric astrology, all frustration is an opportunity.

Gemini / Uranus from the house of relationships, is one of the most benign of the horoscope, if not the most, since Gemini brings with it the energy (2 Ray) Soul of United States, and Uranus is the "intelligence cosmic", two qualities that can alter egoisms too sentimental or centralized images reflected in Cancer along with a Mars reactive (for being at house 7) and capricious (for being in Gemini). In this case, the sign of the Twins and the classic militant egotism of Mars are linked with the most personal or exoteric expression of the horoscope. In this case Mars (in house 7) is the exoteric symbol of the negative power that firearms have in the US. 

As we know that every natal chart can be analyzed from two points of view, the personal or soul, although for our part we pay attention to the Alma aspect, knowing that the greater meaning includes the lesser.

Therefore Gemini / Uranus can decant the expression of the ideal, (inscribed in House 10 / Neptune), towards more inclusive ideals. If on the contrary, the American people let themselves be carried away by the more traditionalist power, attached, proud and dark reflected in Cancer / Sun / house 8, ideals which will be expressed at home X will be self-centred or selfish patriotic, ideals these, which seem rather to be the reflection of the present president, but it is clear that they are not from the previous one, Barack Obama. In these cases we must know that the nations, (with their people), as people, are like pendulums that dance in duality, and that is it is good to think that in every duality the opportunity for relate, understand, include and unify with that or that which it is also part of one's country or self.

The signs that bring to our solar system the 2 Ray of Love Wisdom rector of the US Soul are Gemini - Virgo - Pisces; And those who bring our solar systems the 6 Ray of Devotion and Idealism belonging to the US Personality are Virgo - Sagittarius - Pisces

If we look at these four signs (with the exception of Pisces) they are very present in the horoscope, being the meaning of Gemini, the main energy that can decant the tendencies of the horoscope in favor of the 2 Ray rector of the Soul of the country. Gemini is the quality that relates the dualities, that promises Gemini in house 7, is imposed in the US, we may well think that the great idealizing power that Neptune truly holds, (as regent esoteric and hierarchical of Cancer in conjunction MC), will be more decentralized and universal.

Now, we know that for esoteric astrology the rising sign always marks the purpose to Soul and in this case the sign is Sagittarius, bearer of the 6 Ray or more selfish personal force of the USA, we must think that their contribution is negative?, the answer is NO, but rather we must think than the US, to approach his Soul of 2 Ray, paradoxically must deepen the correct application of energy 6Ray-Sagittarian that in his phrase for the Soul tells us:

"I see the goal, I reach that goal and I see another." 

This phrase, when referring to the Soul for being the ascendant, tells us that the purpose of the United States Consciousness is to have devotion or knowing focus on noble and inclusive (ideals) goals, reflected in their opposite polar Gemini, and that if this is not so it is clear that behind it is NOT the purpose of Sagittarius, but rather the traditionalist tendency (Cancer Personality) of a powerful ambition (Sun square Saturn) that darkly uses the wealth of others (house 8) justifying itself through a powerful ideal (Neptune in house X) governed by a weak and confusing reason (mercury exoteric ruler of Virgo / Gemini in house 8 opposed to Pluto) conditioned by a patriotic tradition (Cancer) selfish and expired.

In fact, and in favor of Sagittarius, let's look closely at how both the line of its esoteric ruler, (the Earth), and that of its hierarchical ruler, (Mars), pass through Gemini.

-         The Earth, esoteric ruler of Sagittarius, is in Capricorn, ruled esoterically by Saturn in Libra, in turn ruled, also esoterically, by Uranus in angular conjunction in Gemini.

-         Mars, as the hierarchical ruler of Sagittarius, is in Gemini.

Therefore, Sagittarius (the purpose of the Soul) through its regents acquires a geminian nuance, or what is the same, a greater decentralization and flexibility. We would say that the Sagittarius Gemini interaction contributes to the purpose of the Soul of the USA the opportunity to focus on ideals (quality of Sagittarius/6R) that are increasingly inclusive (Gemini / 2R quality).

To conclude with point 1-2 we will consider Neptune and Virgo, both, two energies, (one more specific for being one planet and the other more subjective), which treasure and intermingle in their meanings both the qualities of the 2Ray of the Soul as those of the Personal Rule or 6Ray of the States United. 

Now, if we think that the US is a country with a certain level of evolution, (at least this is my impression), it is logical to assume that this will increasingly use Neptune Virgo more and better in relation to the 2R of its soul to the detriment or control of the sixth staff. 

In fact returning to the regencies, and thinking of Virgo as a carrier of 2Ray, Neptune in Virgo is in mutual hierarchical reception with Jupiter in Cancer, the planet carrying the 2Ray, in his sign of exaltation, and who at the same time is the exoteric rector of the rising sign and esoteric of the Moon in Aquarius. 

As we can see the horoscope shows various trends, being the related to the Soul of 2Ray, Gemini - Virgo - Neptune - Jupiter, the ones that interest us most to highlight through the meaning of the always very important rising sign.

In relation to point 3 and the role of Aquarius in the national chart of USA, there is no doubt the power of the Moon in Aquarius in house 3 or house of the communication. Truly this Moon activating the cross fixes on its own hierarchical regency and as exoteric ruler of all the planets in Cancer and esoteric of the splendid Neptune in Virgo is, without any genus of doubts, one of the keys to the horoscope.

Remember that the hierarchical regency is the intermediate position, the objective result that manifests itself in the relationship (more or less harmonious) between the (esoteric) Soul and the Personality (exoteric), and in this sense, the Moon, understood from esoteric astrology as "the Will of God for expression through form”, materializes everything the previously exposed through the Aquarian qualities. We could say that it concentrates the final result: The expression of the 2 R of the Soul of the USA through the universal service or the expressive lunar form (the will of God) reflected in Aquarius.

As we know, Esoteric Astrology considers that the basic lunar forces, logically in evolved consciences, are watching over the energy and meaning of the three sacred planets, Vulcan - Neptune or Uranus, and that is work of the astrologist come to know by the attitudes of the subject owner of the horoscope which of the three is the dominant in consciousness.

In this case, when the US expresses generosity and global empathy, it is clear that the Moon is guarding the energies of a Uranus in Gemini, and this attitude is linked to the objective expression of 2R trough the Twins. 

On the other hand, when the US expresses patriotism and fear of the external, it is watching over a Neptune very conditioned by Cancer. This attitude is linked to the objective expression of a 6R conditioned by the selfish personal tendencies.

And also, as is logical in any dual process, at certain times of its history the US Moon has been and will be watching over Vulcan, as the internal aspect that builds and fuses dualities, linked attitude to the subjective aspect of a 2R of Soul trough Virgo.

Astrologically Vulcan is located next to the Sun in Cancer as the esoteric ruler of Virgo. Vulcan, the shaper, in this horoscope is that intermediate energy between the personal meaning of Cancer and the more universal of Aquarius that, through Virgo is able to use the transformative forces of house 8 to build and fuse a form (Lunar) more in accordance with the demands, increasingly inclusive, that Gemini, with Uranus + Mars as hierarchical rector of Sagittarius, from the Soul demands.

The US Presidents (synastry)

We may think that if for the US horoscope the Sagittarius – Geminis the key, so should be for the horoscopes of your Presidents. Without going any further, if we overlap both horoscopes, we can observe, to mention some examples, the importance it had for his brilliant triumph the Moon in Gemini of Barack Obama, with application trine to his Jupiter in Aquarius as the esoteric ruler of the ascendant.

As well as the power it has exercised in the election of the current president, Donald Trump, where his horoscope shows a full moon in Sagittarius with Sun in Gemini. And to finish as the Nobility of the MC in conjunction Neptune Saturn in Sagittarius of the natal chart of Abraham Lincoln coincides with the ascendant of his country, at the same time that the Moon in Aquarius of this coincides with the sun and the rising sing of Lincoln.

We wholeheartedly hope that this reflective analysis will serve to advance in the knowledge and practical application of the astrology of the Soul.

Declaration of Independence

Article written in Full Moon Sagittarius:

"I see the goal, I reach that goal and I see another" 

Where the mind projects its gaze is born intuition, the attitude of all parties involved.

*(Data used: 4 July 1776, 5:10 pm LMT, Philadelphia, PA; this is the so-called "Sibly chart", which was originally published in 1787. It is based, in part, on eyewitness accounts of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. There is another chart commonly used for the USA, which gives Gemini on the Ascendant, but there is no historical evidence to support this horoscope.) 
Source: http://www.astro.com/nat/natus2_s.htm?lang=e Liz Greene: "the national chart of United States" Astrodienst web.

From the point of view of Esoteric Astrology in this national chart is important to consider an MC in Virgo because of the important link that this sign has with the 2Ray regent of the Soul of the United States and, as the birth time is not sure at all, we make the horoscope 20 minutes before Liz Green's.

David C.M. email: logos.astrologiaesoterica@gmail.com
Translated by Lester Fernandez


The natal chart of Alice Bailey

An esoteric interpretation of the horoscope of Alice Bailey

As many of you should know by now, Alice Bailey was the one who wrote, (thanks to the qualities and virtues that treasured her high evolutionary degree), the wonderful, evocative and highly Spiritual Blue Books of the Tibetan Master. 

In this article it is our intention to make a brief interpretation about psycho-Astrological-esoteric character and soul of Alice Bailey. For that first we will make references to their more personal particularities for later to be able to approach us with more understanding to her more spiritual realizations.  

We emphasize that all the biographical data used in the article have been extracted from her book: "Unfinished Autobiography" Sirio editorial (Spanish Version)

Horoscope of Alice Bailey

Youth ("Bad character")

We know that Alice Bailey as a young woman was a girl with a great Faith in Christ with which she showed great evangelizing will. But, from its appearance negative, we also know that the young Alice had an impulsive temperament that made her very rebellious and individualistic.

This individualistic (selfish) attitude is a clear reference, since destructive aspect of the 1 Ray of Will and Power that we know was, by references of the Tibetan Master or herself, the ruling Ray of her personality.

Astrologically Saturn (Karma) in Aries (Fall), as well as Mars in Leo, (two signs bearing the 1R), make clear  reference to power often negative and unthinking personality of 1 Ray with Mars at house 1 regent of Saturn fallen in the ten house.

We can say that his impulsive personal destructive aspect was reflected in and through the tendencies of a Sun in Gemini's, (remember that for the esoteric astrology the sun sign are the personal forces, the Guna Rajas the active / passion aspect), which again and again derived their vital force in the characteristic impetuous behaviour of a Mars in angular conjunction at house 1 square Neptune.

This "confused" or selfish attitude is highly conditioned by the position of Mercury, the exoteric ruler of the Sun, in conjunction with the South node in Cancer house XII, implying a certain negative karmic inheritance linked with malaise-emotional.

Even so, as we shall see later, the trine of Jupiter from the MC to Mars in the Ascendant is a promise of great achievements.

Necessarily, in such an evolved person, this attitude, according to her own words, "violent and unpleasant",  sueded a sincere readjustment.

The first time that to her Consciousness or Soul was offered the opportunity to carry out this adjustment was a Sunday morning (30 f June of 1895) when Alice had the first encounter with her Master:     Koot Hoomi.

That day He told me:

"... that I had to do a job for the world and that for it I had to change my disposition because I had to stop being a creature unpleasant and get some measure of self-control "

"My future to with Him and the World depended on whether he could achieve true self-Control ... , he also told me that I would travel all over the world and visit many countries"

Pages 32-33-34 of his autobiography (Sirio editorial).

Undoubtedly, the reference to travel, which although came to be true, was spoken by Koot Hoomi to maintain "faith" or motivate the heart of 15 years old girl that in those days and for the classic reasons of the adolescence felt very unhappy.

Astrologically the discouragement that Alice suffered at that time (1905-1906) it was due to Saturn in square and Pluto by conjunction transited their natal Sun in Gemini, invoking with their pressure "the moment" or the opportunity to carry out the readjustment before quoted from the personal forces.

Said to herself:

"I began to stop thinking that it was not Joan of Arc to start control my violent-explosive character " " ... control my tongue angry ... ".

Pages 34 of her autobiography (Sirio editorial).

Truly, as it could not be otherwise, the visit of the Master aroused in her the moti-vation to exercise self-control.

The recognition of the Soul

In this "awakening" we can well say that Alice Bailey started recognize the qualities of your soul thanks to the discovery and application of the meaning of her ascendant, Leo. As we know for the esoteric astrology the rising sign is the illuminates the path of the Soul, the Guna Sattva of Rhythm and Harmony. So, Leo marked the quality that Alice Bailey used to meet with more depth.

Remember that the rising sign as the way of the soul can only be used through the mind in a reflexive contrast with the solar sign or the more personal path of a mind conditioned by the wish.

So it was thanks to the Lion that Alice achieved a mind detached from the personal desires and more attached to the Soul, the previous step to practice impersonality with its harmless and just word, just what the master asked her.

Inevitably this mental attitude conditioned, and over time, "put under his feet" all his personal tendencies: 1Ray of Power – Saturn in fall in Aries ruled exoterically by Mars Leo house 1 - Gemini/Sun exoterically governed by Mercury in the 12 conjunction South Node

The phrase for a Soul in Leo is:

"I am that and that am I"

Leo in a selfish personality is defined as "I am", but, for the sense of the Leo Soul is defined through the identification with the other me (that). It is therefore necessary (due to the inclusive sense) the union of two parts, and this fusion can only be carried out in the own conscience. The key word of this sign is self-consciousness, the place where the union is realized; conscious union that inevitably results in a higher perception.

Visiting the possibilities offered by Leo meant for Alice the achievement conscious of large shares of acceptance, understanding, patience and intuition, all of them superior qualities of his Soul of 2 Ray of Love and Wisdom. 

It was thanks to this attitude that his Sun, the esoteric ruler of the ascendant happened to be ruled by the "light" of Venus, in its own esoteric regency, Gemini, the bearer of the 2Ray.


This growing recognition (thanks to Leo) of the qualities of her ray of the Soul, paradoxically accentuated in her a feeling she already knew from very little girl, the FEAR.

In this sense, fear is the main psychic difficulty that must to face all Soul of 2Ray to advance in the spiritual way. All positive side has its negative counterpart, being for a Soul of 2Ray that the illusion (unreal) of an indecisive character (fearful - no action) it is due to its great capacity (positive side) of study, reflection, self-observation and sense of relativity.

The power of reasoning in an impersonal and inclusive way that has a Soul of 2Ray can be frustrating for action cravings centralized / excluding, and more if it is a personality of 1Ray, as was the case of Alice Bailey.

This dual voltage if not well (from the mind illuminated by the Soul) may very well through fear condition the action, creating frustration and excessive self-commiseration.

"The fear of failure is deeply rooted in my life ...., from here the profound inferiority complex that I suffer, but that I try to hide it In good of the work that I realize”

page 73 of the book "unfinished autobiography

Remember that any acquisition (accumulation) of knowledge spirit finds its natural outlet through its application (service) in the environment (family, neighbours, group, society) more immediate. Is in the service, and not in excess of knowledge, where the personality (With your fears or selfishness) must be transmuted.

Thus, through the power of Leon, the power of reason through the self-application of the knowledge acquired (Quality of 2Ray) was increased in Alice, discovering in this process the priceless healing force of her Venus in Gemini: the light of loving intelligence or understanding applied to her great spiritual work towards humanity which we all already know. 

Astrologically speaking this work is powerfully dignified in her exceptional Midheaven / Jupiter / Aries: the definitive expansion of a vocational destiny applied with Love and Wisdom final.

Synthesis through the Three Crosses

Alice Bailey through the Fixed Cross (starting from Leo) related with her Mutable Cross positioned strongly in Gemini. This union, or the interrelation between consciousness (reflected in a fixed cross) and the adaptive vital attitude (reflected in mutable cross) gave spiritual essence to its Cardinal Cross, reflected mainly in Aries/Mid heaven, where Saturn was the opportunity of a great destiny and Jupiter the splendour of his great Soul.

In Alice Bailey, through the subjective or esoteric meaning of the Lion, deeply mixed the Love - Wisdom of 2Ray of her soul(Reflected in Gemini - Virgo) with the Power of 1Rayo of her personality (Reflected in Leo-Aries). The signs and rays intersect. In this sense is very significant that Uranus, (ultimately the planet bearer of 1Ray), be in Virgo (2ºR) in mutual hierarchical reception with Jupiter (planet bearer of the 2nd Ray) in Aries

1Ray + 2Ray, Power + Love, Leo + Gemini, Activity + Rhythm, Passion+ Harmony, ultimately Personality + Soul integrated.

The Tibetan Master

Transits and progressions of a key date

It is logical to think of one of the most important days, if not the that more, in Alice Bailey's life, it was the afternoon when for the first time contact with the Tibetan Master, the great sage who created the World-renowned Blue Books thanks to the esoteric and Christian knowledge that Alice possessed and through her ability to telepathy and/or clairaudience. Teacher and Disciple are One.

She tells it so in her autobiography:

"In November 1919 I established my first contact with the Tibetan. I had sent my daughters to school and, with the idea of having some minutes to me, I went out in the direction of a hill, near the house, there me I sat down and began to reflect, when suddenly I felt alarmed and pay attention. I heard what I thought was a clear musical note, issued from heaven, and resounding on the hill and within me. Then I heard a voice that said: Certain books should be written for the public. You can write them. You will do it? ...

page 122 of the book "unfinished autobiography"

In the horoscope below we show the transits (marked by theouter planets in red), and progressions (by the planets + Asc + McExternal in green) for that very important first contact.

Natal chart + Transits + Progressions: "the clock"

As it could not be less this great day is well marked in the Alice Bailey's horoscope through the transits and progressions of that moment, since Jupiter and Neptune, (two very beneficial planets bearers of the 2Ray), passed then just above her ascendant (house 1), the sign that marks the path of the Soul. As well as by progression her Sun Venus Mercury crossed by rising sign, at the same time by progression the ascending degree natal  towards contact with her Uranus natal, (the planet that reveals the mysteries), in Virgo, and just as well, the natal MC progressed into Gemini, signs both very important for the Souls of the 2nd Ray.

All this suggests to us that for Alice, and thanks to its high evolutionary degree, the great moment of awareness came, (through Jupiter-Neptune-Virgo and Gemini, planets and signs closely related to the 2Ray), the outstanding "gift" that treasured her Soul.


The 3 levels of astrological interpretation

Do not forget that in a birth chart the role of a Sign or Planet can be analysed from several points of view as long as the horoscope owner is a consciousness with a certain degree of evolution. 

It is evident that Alice Bailey was it, and therefore in her natal chart the Sun (for focus on a single point) can be seen as:

The Sun as an exoteric ruler of Mars in Leo House 1 is seen as the most active egoistic aspect of her 1 Ray of personality. Here Neptune or the lower psyche is not yet transcended, and Saturn, ruled by Mars, exerts karmic power from Aries, through the house 1.

The Sun as esoteric ruler of the ascendant Leo in Gemini in conjunction Venus is seen as the intelligent light of his 2 Ray Soul. Here Neptune is controlled and therefore it is the expression of the superior psyche: understanding and empathy. Remember that Neptune is both the upper and lower psyche depending on the level of consciousness that manages it.

At this level Venus is already the esoteric ruler of the Sun or the reflection one mind enlightened by the Soul.

The Sun as the hierarchical regent of Leo's energy veiling to Uranus in Virgo ruled hierarchically by Jupiter.  Uranus in Virgo unveils Christ internally through Jupiter, the planet carrying the 2Ray, the quality of the Soul of Alice Bailey. The spiritual creative aspect of her Soul is linked with Aries, where Uranus is hierarchical ruler at the same time as it is the esoteric ruler of his Moon in Libra. The Sun here is seen as the creative aspect of the Soul fused with the personality. Uranus activated.

Let us note that on this third level, the Earth, as the hierarchical regent of Gemini, is in Sagittarius, ruled hierarchically by Mars in Leo, to his time governed by the Sun in Gemini. A hierarchically closed triangle which tells us about the power of her Mars, the action, already totally subdued and directed by the creative aspect of the Soul.

Thanks Alice

David C.M. (logosastrologiaesoterica@gmail.com)

Translated from Spanish  to English by Lester Fernandez