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The Ascendant Sign in Esoteric Astrology


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In this the point of light becomes the beam, revealing a greater light ahead and illuminating the way to the center of the light.

When Sagittarius rises in the natal chart, a person has reached the stage or preparation through which a new vision of oneself emerges out of the conflicts of Scorpio. The mountain peak of initiation in Capricorn has been sighted, but the mountain has yet to be climbed. It is through Sagittarius that we find the Path up that mountain into the Light of the Soul.

Sagittarius exemplifies the struggle each person has to undergo in order to free himself from the limitations of the personal life, and thus encounter the more expansive, spiritual reality of the Higher Self. One of the fundamental purposes of an incarnation with Sagittarius rising is for the individual to orient himself to some lofty objective, one which will unfold a higher goal and a consciously directed life orientation towards its achievement. This is the real meaning of the arrow, the glyph that is used to represent this sign. The arrow points to the target and that target is the unity of a Soul-centered life.

A person with Sagittarius rising is devoted to his aims and to the realization of his inner truth. He undertakes his journeys and adventures in order that these subjective realities may be fulfilled in his outer life through a concrete form of expression. Jupiter, the traditional ruler of this sign gives Sagittarius the urge for expansive experiences but it is the Earth, the esoteric ruler of this sign that commands. The Earth requires that one’s ideals and dreams be concretized and made practical. Service is not only an idealistic vision. On the Path of Soul-infusion, service has to be anchored in one’s daily life. Sagittarius rising has as its purpose the need to find and formulate a “field of service”, through which one’s abundant creative fires of mind may take root and flourish.

In this respect, Sagittarius rising becomes a Knight who holds on to his quest and purpose no matter what obstacles may assail him. His “shining armor” is the Light of the Soul and his purpose is to find the Hold Grail. This is the cup which holds the waters of enlightenment for all to drink. These are the same waters found in the jar atop the shoulders of Aquarius.

(Reference Alan Oken)

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