Areas of Consciousness 2
Houses of Personal Consciousness I-IV
this article, we continue the review of the areas of consciousness,
looking at the houses of personal consciousness:
I-IV In this area of consciousness a person consolidates his personal
the Sun and inner planets or Jupiter are in these houses then a person is
involved in the task of becoming aware of self through externalizing:
his capacity to project
his verbal and
his inner self
effect of the inner planets in these houses is to attract the qualities
associated with each of the houses:
energy; physical prowess;
restlessness; leadership; confidence.
capacity for organization; sensuousness;
intellectual agility and
clarity; powers of communication; linguistic and vocal prowess.
insightfulness; an historical perspective; introversion; homemaking -
outer planets in these houses, reverse the principle of attraction and
have a banishing or transcending effect upon the qualities and properties
associated with the houses. A person is no longer identified with them The
presence of the outer planets indicates that a person is preparing to
move on from this area of consciousness. If Saturn is in any of the
houses of personal consciousness, regardless of where the Sun and the
inner planets may be, a person will be caught up in that area of life by a
sense of insecurity or personal inadequacy when it comes to an expenditure
of energy in the area of life indicated by the house placement of Saturn.
He will experience repeated challenge in that area of life until he gains
mastery over the mental processes which create the restriction and makes
the kind of decisions which
will set him free.
the 'Hadiths of the Prophet', Allah says to Mohammed: 'I was an unseen
treasure and I longed to be known, so I created the world that I might be
known.’ In this statement is to be found the purpose of creation. This
impulse works through the area of personal consciousness. It is First Ray,
involutionary and corresponds to the mutable cross. A person with the Sun
and a concentration of inner planets in the houses of personal
consciousness has only a limited interest in anything outside his own,
personal experience. He is inclined towards materialism because he is
externalizing himself in order to gain an impression of himself, and to
conventional expressions of success.
the impulse of this house
is to self project. The goal is personal effectiveness and the
gauge of success is leaving
a mark in the chosen field of operation.
the impulse of
this house is to consolidate. The goal is to attain that which is valued
the gauge of success is material abundance.
the impulse of this house
is to communicate through
thought-form (mental); images, the
written word or spoken/sung sounds (etheric form). The goal is
intellectual exchange and gauge of
success is educational, literary or cultural achievement.
impulse is to define the separated self which is defined through looking backwards and through identification of the formative influences:
childhood; the mother; the family;
the culture; the race. The goal is self awareness and the gauge of
success a sense of personal identity.
emphasis upon the material and upon conventional values, means that the
houses of personal consciousness, and House II in particular, are
frequently viewed negatively by the spiritually minded, whether
astrologers or clients. There is no house in the chart which is 'less
spiritual' than any other. This kind of superficial judgment is,
unfortunately, all too common at this time and stage in the New Age
movement, which over-emphasizes form and external phenomena. It encourages
denial and in authenticity. Spirituality is a state of becoming, not a
pre-established level of being or a certain kind of lifestyle. One thinks
of Yogananda's famous remark - made early in the Twentieth Century and
recorded in 'The Autobiography of a Yogi' - that there are many holy men
in India who will have to return as humble householders.
this example, and assuming that the need to come back into incarnation in
order to learn responsibility and consolidate on the material plane would
be an essential part of the new personality, and therefore, discernible
through the natal chart, then it would be the case that there would be no
merit in reliving the past life memory and becoming a holy man once again.
The life would have minimal transformative value.
are here to transform energy by what ever means are prescribed by our
essence and encapsulated in the natal chart.
would all do so much better to be ourselves and not to imitate the
examples of others, no matter how exhalted.