Fixed Cross - The Cross of the 'S O U L': - Discipleship
The four arms of this Cross are Taurus
These signs are associated with fixed
and stable emotional characteristics
They also correspond
to the Succedent houses
of the wheel in the Quadruplicities
It is called the Fixed Cross because the man
is stretched upon it by the directed choice
and immovable intent of his soul
. 'From that decision there is no turning back'
This is the Cross composed of the four energies which condition the life of the man who is first a probationary disciple and then an accepted or pledged disciple.
It is outstandingly the 'Cross of the soul'
. The man
who is upon the Fixed Cross
is becoming increasingly aware
of its direction
and does not respond as blindly
as does the man upon
the Mutable Cross
He does not "mount this Cross of Right Direction"
in a technical sense until he has attained
some measure of 'soul contact'
and has had some 'touch of illumination'
and of 'spiritual intuition'
- no matter how fleeting that touch may have been.
It is the Cross
of "fixed vision
and of that immovable intent
which draws the man from points of light to 'blazing solar radiance'
The man upon the Fixed Cross says:
I am the soul and here I stand.
Naught shall remove my feet from off the narrow place whereon I stand.
I face the light.
I am the Light and in that light shall I see Light.
It is the Cross whose four energies blend
with and transmit
of the solar system itself
This it can do because the man upon the Fixed Cross
is becoming increasingly conscious
which are larger than himself
, more engrossing than his previous interests and which
concern humanity in its relation to the solar forces and not just to the planetary forces
He is becoming sensitive
to a 'larger whole'
The Esoteric Rulerships of the Signs
- Mercury | Taurus
- Vulcan | Gemini
- Venus | Cancer
- Sun | Virgo
- Moon | Libra
- Uranus | Scorpio
- Earth | Capricorn
- Saturn | Aquarius
- Jupiter | Pisces
The Esoteric Meanings of the Houses
- emergence of soul purpose, activities of the soul, the aura.
- spiritual values, use of life energies.
- mental energy, relating of higher and lower selves.
- the foundation of the soul.
- expression of spiritual will, actualization of Higher Self.
- personality integration, service through healing and nurturing.
- the path of inner union between the soul and personality.
- the path of the awakening of soul consciousness.
- knowledge of Cosmic Law and Ancient Wisdom.
- spiritual purpose and responsibility.
- spiritual visions, aspirations, spiritual groups.
- unredeemed past karma, bondage to personality, selfless service to humanity.
the symbol of creative force expressing itself through desire
, we see the lower aspect
of the 'divine creative force
', sexual desire
' into, or sacrificed
to, its higher aspect
It had to be 'raised'
up into heaven
The sign Leo
is one of the four arms of the fixed cross in the heavens, the cross on which the 'Cosmic Christ'
and the individual Christ
are ever crucified
Perhaps the word "crucified
" would have a true significance
if we substituted
for it the word "sacrificed"
for in the unfoldment
of the 'Christ consciousness'
in the form
, stage by stage, various aspects of the divine nature are seen as being sacrificed.
In Leo we see 'cosmic mind'
working out in the individual as the lower 'reasoning mind'
, and this lower aspect
has likewise to be 'sacrificed'
and the little mind of man
must be subordinated
to the 'universal mind'
aspect of Scorpio symbolized by Aquila
which is the third arm of the fixed cross, we find 'cosmic love'
or cosmic attraction
aspect of Scorpio symbolized by Corvus
There it is shown in its lower aspect
, and this we call the 'great Illusion'
and in Scorpio we see the aspirant upon the cross
we have the light
of the 'universal consciousness'
irradiating the human being and bringing about the sacrifice
of the individual life
and its 'merging'
in the 'universal whole'
This is the 'true crucifixion'
: the sacrifice
of the reflection
to the reality
, of the lower aspect
to the higher
, and of the individual unit
to the great 'sum total'
It was these characteristics that the Christ
so marvellously demonstrated. He showed
himself as the Creator
He showed himself as functioning
under the influence
of the 'illuminated mind'
; he personified
the 'love of God'
, and he announced
himself as the 'Light of the World'
, therefore, was the problem of the sign; the crucifixion
of the lower self
and the conquering
of individual self-assertion
Cgnus the 'Swan'
In Aquarius, the consummating sign to Leo, we find Cygnus, the swan, the symbol of the 'bird of spirit'