"The astrology is essentially the purest presentation of occult truth in the world at this time, because it the science which deals with those conditioning and governing energies and forces which play through and upon the whole field of space and all that is found within that field" (The Tibetan)
The natal chart of Alice Bailey
An esoteric interpretation of the horoscope of Alice
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
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
clearreference 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 "
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
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.
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:
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
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
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
"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
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 theillusion (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.
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”
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
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
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
"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
In the letter 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 nataltowards 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
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 horoscope
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.
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
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
David C.M. (email@example.com)
Translated from Spanish to English by Lester Fernandez