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TABULATION I - The seven Creative Hierarchies in active expression

Nr. down Name   Ray Sign Energy Comment Nr. Up
1 Kumara   Unknown   III   Pisces Intelligent substance No 12 Liberated
2 Kumara   Unknown   IV   Aries Unity through effort No 11 Liberated
3 Kumara   Unknown   V   Taurus Light through knowledge No 10 Liberated
4 Kumara   Unknown   VI   Gemini Desire for duality No 9 Liberated
5 Kumara   Unknown   VII   Cancer   Mass life
Veiling the Christ active on intellectual plane
8 Almost Liberated

Logoic plane
6 I  
Divine Flames

Divine Lives

1. Leo
Planet: Sun

Colour:     Orange

Supreme energy
  Fire – Air
Logoic Plane
7 II
Divine Builders conferring soul.

Burning sons of desire

2. Virgo. Planet:Jupiter
Colour: Blue
Materialising ideal
Monadic Plane
6 Deva
Prototypes of the Monads
8 III  
Lesser Builders conferring form.
The triple Flowers

3. Libra. Planet: Saturn
Colour Green
Force of mind
Atmic Plane
  5 Deva
9 IV
Human Hierarchy

The Initiaties,
Lords of Sacrifice

4. Scorpio. Planet:Mercury
Colour Yellow

The WORD made flesh: Speech

Solar Angels Agnishvattas
Buddhic Plane
  4 Humanity
10 V
Human Personality

The Crocodiles Makara
, the mystery
  5. Capricorn. Planet: Venus
Colour Indigo
Will to manifest
Mental Plane
11 VI
Lunar Lords

Sacrificial Fi-res


6. Sagittarius. Planet: Mars

Colour Red


Energy of matter: Form
Astral plane
12 VII
Elemental lives,
Baskets of Nourishment.

The Blinded Lives
  7. Aquarius. Planet: Moon
Colour Violet
  None   Earth 1

(Note that the Creative Hierarchies numbers 6 to 12 are still bound to the cosmic physical plane. There, they can be numbered differently as numbers 1 to 7, apart from the five liberated Hierarchies, in total twelve all.)

Two deva Hierarchies

Three Creative Hierarchies are, in this greater cycle, of profound significance:

•   The Fourth or human Creative Hierarchy, number 4 or 9;
•   The Fifth or deva Creative Hierarchy, the Lesser Builders, number 5 or 8;
•   The Sixth or deva Creative Hierarchy, the Greater Builders, number 6 or 7.

The two deva hierarchies are working on the second and the third plane of our solar
system. They have their activities reflected in the work of the Lunar Lords and the elemental lives. (Creative Hierarchies numbers 1/12 and 2/11).

The sixth Hierarchy is the life of the forms of all the etheric bodies of every tangible object. The function of this Hierarchy is well described in the words of the Old Commentary:

"The devas hear the word go forth. They sacrifice themselves and out of their own substance they build the form desired. They draw life and the material from themselves, and yield themselves to the divine impulse."

The Reversal of man’s travel through the zodiac

The twelve constellations are concerned primarily with the stimulation of the soul within the form, producing subjective activity, which, in its turn, causes changes in the outer expression, through the fusion of the energy of the constellation with the energy of the planets. The effect produced falls into two stages:

•   The first stage wherein the Sun-sign dominates the man and he is gradually fitted to respond to the
    soul. His latent possibilities for this life are unfolded. The effect of the sun sign is sometimes called
    "the potency of the Sun of Probability."
•   The second stage wherein there is increasing response to the energies, concealed by the rising sign.
    They evoke the unexpected and produce the hastening of the evolutionary process and the
    unfoldment of the inner life. The rising sign is termed in the language of esotericism "the Sun
    of Possibility."

Through the effect of the energy flowing from the zodiacal signs the man is prepared for the "crisis of orientation" wherein he slowly and gradually reverses his mode of progress upon the wheel of life and begins consciously to travel back to his source. He then goes from Aries to Pisces, via Taurus, Scorpio and Capricorn, instead of moving from Aries to Taurus via Sagittarius, Leo and Cancer.

The influence of the non-sacred planets

For a long time during this cycle of reincarnations and periods of manifestation, the human being is conditioned almost entirely by the activity of the five non-sacred planets. These are:

•   The Sun (veiling a planet)
•   The Moon (veiling a planet)
•   The Earth itself
•   Mars
•   Pluto

Man - speaking symbolically - is the "five-pointed star and, at the fiery points, the forces of the man pour out and upon each fiery point appears a centre of reception." This is of course pictorially expressed, but the meaning is clear.

However as man nears the Path of Discipleship the influence of the sacred planets - Vulcan, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune - becomes increasingly effective, until after the final and fifth initiation the non-sacred planets have no effect, though the initiate wields their energies potently as they pour into and through his vehicles of reception, of response and of expression, for all three activities and purposes must be noted.

Man’s task – to overcome dualities and opposites and to bring synthesis

Our solar system is spoken of as one of "intrinsic duality" and that the major task of man is the "regulation of the pairs of opposites." The theme of duality, therefore, runs through the whole story of man's development. Upon all the three planes of human unfoldment the reconciliation goes forward.

•   Upon the physical plane we find the merging of the dense and the etheric forces.
    This is consummated upon the Path of Purification.
•   Upon the astral plane there must come the resolution of the pairs of opposites.
    This is consummated upon the Path of Discipleship.
•   Upon the mental plane the Angel of the Presence and the Dweller on the Threshold are brought face
     to face. Their synthesis is brought about upon the Path of Initiation.


The analogy between the fusion of the pairs of opposites upon the physical plane can be seen in the conscious and directed fusion of the planetary forces with the energy of any specific planet or group of planets. The analogy, involving discrimination to regulate and offset the force of the pairs of opposites upon the astral plane, can be seen when the energies of the sun sign and of the planets are perfectly directed and adjusted. The analogy can also be carried forward onto the mental plane and when the energies of the sun sign and the rising sign are coherently blended and expressed (in the case of both the individual or a planetary Life) there comes a point of crisis wherein the soul and the personality are brought face to face.

The Angel of the Presence, distributing solar fire and holding focussed electric fire, and the Dweller on the Threshold, expressing and utilising fire by friction, know each other "with intimate occult knowledge." The door then stands open wide through which the Life and Light of the three major constellations can - after the third initiation - be occult available to the initiate, be he a liberated human being or a planetary Logos.

The horoscope of three entities

The Teachers on the inner side study the horoscope only in its relation to the following three entities:

a.   The horoscope of the planet itself as the expression of the life of the planetary Logos. This involves
      the studying of the horoscope of the spirit of the planet as well as of the informing Life and their joint
     relationship and interplay. The spirit of the Earth is to the planetary Logos of the Earth, for instance,
     what the personality (or form nature) is to the soul of man. The two horoscopes are superimposed
     and the "planetary pattern" then emerges.
b.  The horoscope of the human family, of the fourth kingdom in nature, regarding it as an entity, which
     it essentially is. This is in reality the study of two horoscopes, as in the above case; the horoscope of
     the kingdom of souls, of the divine sons of God upon the mental plane, and the study of the entity
     which is the coherent life of the form side of the fourth kingdom in nature. This is again done by 
     superimposing the two charts. Upon these charts are noted the pattern which emerges when "soul
     and personality are brought together" and present conditions, possible developments and
     relationships, and the immediate future objective appear with clarity.
c.  The horoscopes of disciples. The Masters do not study the charts of ordinary undeveloped man.
     This involves again the study of the two horoscopes of the disciple under inspection -one of the soul
     and the other of the personality. Again the process of superimposition is utilised. In one horoscope,
     the new orientation and the embryonic reorganised inner life will be noted and studied, and in the other
     the outer life and its conformity or non-conformity to inner conditions will be the subject of attention.
     Thus the life pattern will emerge, possibilities will be indicated, problems will disappear, and the
     immediate next step will clearly show forth.

TABULATION II - Zodiacal constellations and esoteric planetary rulers

related to disciples and initiates

Esoteric Ruler


Related to

Esoteric ruler

Ray esoteric Ruler

 1. Aries Mercury 4 Virgo The Moon Same ray
 2. Taurus Vulcan 1 Pisces Pluto Same ray
 3. Gemini Venus 5 None --- ---
 4. Cancer Neptune 6 Scorpio Mars Same ray
 5. Leo The Sun 2 Aquarius Jupiter Same ray
 6. Virgo The Moon 4 Aries Mercury Same ray
 7. Libra Uranus 7 None --- ---
 8. Scorpio Mars 6 Cancer Neptune Same ray
 9. Sagittarius The Earth 3 Capricorn Saturn Same ray
10. Capricorn Saturn 3 Sagittarius Earth Same ray
11. Aquarius Jupiter 2 Leo The Sun Same ray
12. Pisces Pluto 1 Taurus Vulcan Same ray

TABULATION III - Three planetary rulers for each constellation


Orthodox Ruler

& ray

Esoteric Ruler

& ray

Hierarchical Ruler

& ray
 1. Aries Mars 6 Mercury 4 Uranus 7
 2. Taurus Venus 5 Vulcan 1 Vulcan 1
 3. Gemini Mercury 4 Venus 5 Earth 3
 4. Cancer The Moon 4 Neptune 6 Neptune 6
 5. Leo The Sun 2 The Sun 2 The Sun 2
 6. Virgo Mercury 4 The Moon 2 Jupiter 2
 7. Libra Venus 5 Uranus 7 Saturn 3
 8. Scorpio Mars 6 Mars 6 Mercury 4
 9. Sagittarius Jupiter 2 The Earth 3 Mars 6
10. Capricorn Saturn 3 Saturn 3 Venus 5
11. Aquarius Uranus 7 Jupiter 3 The Moon 4
12. Pisces Jupiter 2  Pluto 1 Pluto 1

Note: The Sun and the Moon are veiling the planets Neptune, Uranus and Vulcan.

The Seven Rays

Seven stars of the Great Bear are the originating Sources of the seven rays of our solar system. The seven Rishis (as They are called) of the Great Bear express Themselves through the medium of the seven planetary Logoi Who are Their Representatives and to Whom They stand in the relation of prototype. The seven Planetary Spirits manifest through the medium of the seven sacred planets.

Each of these seven Rays, coming from the Great Bear, are transmitted into our solar system through the medium of three constellations and their ruling planets. The following tabulation makes this clear but must be interpreted only in terms of this present turn of the Great Zodiacal Wheel (25,000 years):



Orthodox planetary rulers

Esoteric planetary rulers

  Aries, the Ram Mars Mercury
I. Will or Power Leo, the Lion Sun Sun
  Capricorn, the Goat Saturn Saturn
  Gemini, the Twins Mercury Venus
II. Love – Wisdom Virgo, the Virgin Mercury The Moon
  Pisces, the Fishes Jupiter Pluto
  Cancer, the Crab The Moon Neptune
III. Active Intelligence Libra, the Scales Venus Uranus
  Capricorn, the Goat Saturn Saturn
  Taurus, the Bull Venus Vulcan
IV. Harmony through Conflict Scorpio, the Scorpion Mars Mars
  Sagittarius, the Archer Jupiter Earth
  Leo, the Lion The Sun The Sun
V. Concrete Science Sagittarius, the Archer Jupiter Earth
  Aquarius, the Water-carrier Uranus Jupiter
  Virgo, the Virgin Mercury The Moon
VI. Idealism. Devotion Sagittarius, the Archer Jupiter Earth
  Pisces, the Fishes Jupiter Pluto
  Aries, the Ram Mars Mercury
VII. Ceremonial Order Cancer, the Crab The Moon Neptune
  Capricorn, the Goat Saturn Saturn