The Ascendant Sign in Esoteric Astrology
(Artwork by Kagaya)
THE LIGHT OF THE SOUL
A reflected point of light logoic or divine. The light diffused in Cancer focuses and reveals eventually a point.
As Leo is ruled by the Sun, the Soul purpose of a person with Leo on the ascendant is intimately related to the Spiritual purpose for the solar system. This is first and foremost, the evolution of consciousness. In human life in general and in a Leo-ascendant’s life in particular, this translates as the activation of self-consciousness.
Once we know that we are indeed an individual self—self-demonstrating and self-creating—we then come to know ourselves as an extension of universal creativity. This awareness unfolds within us the quality of unconditional love. It is in this process that the Soul-centered, Leo-ascendant has his or her task and reward. In order to experience the nature of such transpersonal love as it may operate through us in an individual way, human evolution must pass out of the mass consciousness found in the sign Cancer, and into the intense self-consciousness of Leo.
Leo is found on the First and Fifth Rays of manifestation.
The First Ray relates to the intense, purifying action of fire and the physical form of the Sun. The Soul purpose of these flames as well as Leo’s path, is to burn and destroy anything which hinders the progress of the Creative Will. This Will is in reality, the Will-to-Love as the Sun, Leo’s ruler both traditionally and esoterically, is a star of the Second Ray of Love/Wisdom.
Leo is also found on the Fifth Ray of the Concrete Mind. Thus Leo is also very strongly related to Venus, the planetary ruler of that Ray. Look to the placement of the Sun in your horoscope and you will find where the shadow of the personality has to be burned in order to reveal the Light of the Soul. Venus will give you a hint as to what techniques of communication you may use in order to concretize your creative impulses into the practical world of your human relationships.
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