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The Areas of Consciousness 1

Introduction

The Foundation works with concepts which are designed to assist alignment by increasing awareness of self and purpose. Included in these concepts are the areas of consciousness which create three groupings from the twelve houses of the horoscope. These three areas express, on the planes of personality, the three divine aspects.

Area of consciousness

Houses

 Ray correspondence from the angle of the personality

Personal consciousness

I-IV

First Ray

Relating consciousness

V-VIII

Second Ray

Universal consciousness

IX-XII

Third Ray

The areas of consciousness superimpose unity upon the detail of the constituent houses and bring in, through correspondence, the three divine aspects:

Houses I-IV          are related to the first or Father aspect; to spirit; to life

Houses V-VIII      are related to the second or Son aspect; to soul; to quality

Houses IX-XII      are related to the third or Holy Ghost; to the understanding of   the relationship between spirit and matter; appearance

Please note that this is the case only from the angle of the personality. From the angle of the soul, the totality of the twelve houses is the first, or Father aspect.

Houses IV;VIII;XII are composite houses. They are houses where awareness is assembled. In each case, the awareness assembled is that of the kind of consciousness developed by the areas of consciousness to which they belong and which is fruit of experience in the constituent houses. The awareness of :

House IV      the separated self.

House VIII    the relating self   

House XII     the universal self.

These three aspects of awareness create the three permanent atoms of the causal body. The position of the Sun in the natal chart indicates the area of consciousness in which a person needs to be developing in the present lifetime under the supervision of the soul (Ascendant  and ruler); the Moon and Saturn indicate the kind of consciousness developed in past life.

The areas of consciousness are of themselves no guide to the level of development. Whilst it is the case that universal consciousness is closer to soul consciousness than that of the other two areas, and whilst it is the case that the consciousness  of the separated self becomes soul consciousness by passing into relating and then universal consciousness, anyone involved in astrology must be aware of the cyclical nature of development e.g., Houses IX to XII can be the host to a personality which has yet to individuate, as well as to the individual developing  universal consciousness.

The areas of consciousness have a value in that they impose a principled superstructure upon the diversity of the twelve houses and  emphasize the developmental purpose underlying experience in any of these areas of life.

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