November 22 thru December 22
Keyword: I See
Thoughts Ruled by this Sign Belong to Comprehension Series
Best Quality: Loyalty
Worst Quality: Sportiveness
Coltish, dedicated, dependable, devoted, devout, faithful, frolicsome, impish, goofy, joking, lighthearted, lively, merry, playful, reliable, spirited, sportful, steadfast, teasing, true, true-blue, trustworthy, interested
The Bow of Bright Promise…
“True Religion is the Discernment of the
Divine Plan and a Conscious Cooperation in its Fulfillment.”
“I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.” This covenant, symbolized by the rainbow, promises a brighter future.
For Stellarians, this brighter future is achieved by studying the Book of
Nature. The Hermetic Axiom, "As Above, So Below," promises consistency between what is observed in Nature
and the Divine Plan. The natural, material world is a mirror and reflection of
the inner, formative world to which we often struggle to find connection and
A balanced relationship between the inner and outer worlds might best be
understood by studying the relationship between the higher mind (ninth house) and lower mind (third house). The third house rules science and the ninth house rules religion
Science observes how nature acts. Then, it classifies these observations into
formulas that are called laws. Science is a third house function and is under
the rulership of the sign Gemini. When the classified knowledge, garnered by the
scientific process, is used as a basis for a pattern of life, the resulting
design is called a philosophy or religion. Religion and philosophy come under
the dominion of Sagittarius and the ninth house.
The Higher Mind perceives, as the result of correlating the sciences and brings to bear, upon them, the inner vision
it customarily uses. It perceives that the universe is not an insensate machine.
Rather, it is a living organism; the various entities comprising it constitute the cells.
Each cell and each group of cells has its own particular function to perform. Furthermore, it
recognizes that the cosmic whole is moving in a definite direction, constantly developing a more complex structure.
The systematic and apparently purposeful movement implies an abiding
Intelligence with a specific, although ever-expanding accomplishment, as its aim. There is a Divine Plan
The Higher Mind endeavors, in as great detail as possible, to grasp the significance of this Divine Plan.
Then, it strives to understand where, to best possible advantage, it fits into this Plan
as a constructive factor. It assays its various abilities and possibilities to
discover how these may be used to forward the movement of universal progression.
Having determined the line of effort it wishes to follow to be of greatest use, accordingly, it
sets to work to render that service.
It is always good to remember that religion is an imperfect attempt to understand the
Divine Plan. The expression of true religion is perfect or imperfect according to the
abilities, and according to the correctness of the insight into what needs to be
accomplished in the furtherance of the universal scheme. This conception is set
forth in the text: True Religion is the Discernment of the Divine Plan and a
Conscious Cooperation in its Fulfillment.
Paraphrased from Spiritual Astrology by C. C. Zain
The companion Spiritual
Sagittarius exercise by Christopher
Gibson can be accessed by clicking on the image below or here.