the Custodian of our Development
Sepharialís Manual of
Astrology, Uranus makes its debut in Chapter Three of that very
useful work through the following terms:
Status: major /
masculine / malefic
Nature: of both
natures [positive or electric / negative or magnetic], combining
in itself the magnetic and electric influences and this produces
cataclysmic and sudden effects.
spasmodic, impulsive, eccentric, cold and barren
this description, the average student of astrology may not readily
recognise that this planet, Uranus, is the planet that brings us our
most significant spiritual breaks, just as the average person
experiencing the effects of a stressful transit from Uranus may fail to
appreciate that Uranus is delivering to the personality a fiat from the
is therefore the job of the eosterically-oriented astrologer to explain
what may not be obvious to the personality. The astrologerís
explanation may help to prevent the personality shutting down on what
could be turned into a major opportunity.
this time in our development when the majority of advanced humanity is
fighting to get free from control by its desire nature, Uranus is the
most effective liberator but it has the soulís perspective that the
ends justify the means. Even when spiritual awareness is present, the
personality that is being seriously challenged will have a job accepting
personality is concerned with it own perpetuation; the soul is concerned
with making the personality develop itself at any price. Until the
personality is properly aligned with the soul, there is a conflict of
interest. Uranus insinuates itself into the conflict to enforce the
reality of the soul, using whatever means are available to this most
esoteric astrology, Uranus rules:
the ajna centre, the chakra in the head that integrates the
conscious of the personality with that of the Ego.
the sign Aquarius from the point of view of conventional,
personality focused astrology
the sign Libra from the point of view of the soul
the sign Aries from the point of view of the creative
hierarchies of which the human hierarchy is but one. Aries rules
the Hierarchy on the cosmic astral plane that Theosophical
tradition identifies as ĎUnity through Effortí.
the passing of the higher into the lower and white magic
which is the means of this
the discipline of astrology itself which studies the
patterns through which cosmic energy reach planet Earth
the passing back of the lower into the higher, and
therefore the building of the egoic body
against these credential, the malefic status conferred upon Uranus by
orthodox astrology may seem unappreciative to say the very least.
as those of you who read the website articles on a regular basis will
know, the D.K. Foundation is intransigently resistant to the kind of
spirituality that denies the reality of the personality. Whether this
denial is inspired by soul yearning, or from the other end of the scale,
by spiritual pride and lack of self-awareness, it is not helpful.
do people start working on a reality that they are told does not exist?
The answer is they do not: they usually try to deny it until the day it
takes them over and then, in disappointment and shame; they frequently
the fight. Witnessing people giving up their spiritual quest because
the going has got rough makes one aware that what New Age thinking has
given with one hand, it can so readily take back with the other.
can give the personality serious gyp. The job of the practicing
astrologer is not to deny it but to explain the purpose that it is
serving. Uranus needs neither the consent nor the understanding of the
personality. But if the personality will co-operate (and this involves
assuming the perspectives of the soul) then Uranusís effects will go
deeper and further.
the series of articles that follows we will be looking at Uranus through
the filter of the zodiacal signs and houses in order to shed some light
on the task that Uranus is doing for us at this stage in our