The Houses in Esoteric & Exoteric Astrology
(Artwork by Jean Luc Bozzoli)
The houses of the horoscope have to be considered as places of crystalisation or limitation, whether this is from the perspective of the Soul or the personality. It is through the fields of activity signified by the houses that the energies of both the lower and the Higher selves meet, blend and express themselves in the present incarnation.
The application of the meanings of the houses in esoteric astrology have to be integrated into the delineation of the chart. The exoteric significance of each house will remain accurate, for the most part of as the majority of individuals still lead a very active personality life.
The First House
The importance of the Ascendant in esoteric astrology cannot be emphasised enough. The understanding of the Ray energies of the sign of this cusp, plus the question ~What is my Soul`s purpose in this incarnation?` These positions should be viewed and balanced with the nature of the sign and its ruler from the exoteric point of view.
The Second House
In terms of the acquisition of spiritual values, look to the house placement of the esoteric ruler of the cusp and this tells you where the process will be found.
The Third House
The Fourth House
The Fifth House
The natural rulership of the Sun (Second Ray) and Leo (1st and Fifth Rays) over this house lead to the blending of Love and Will. as well as to the activities of the Concrete Mind.
The Sixth House
The Seventh House
The Eighth House
The Ninth House
The Tenth House
The tenth house is definitely the one which concerns our goals, be they material or spiritual. A goal for the Soul does not have to be in material form. Some people have very specific tasks to accomplish in the present incarnation. These can be seen in both the esoteric and exoteric charts, yet the goal for the soul can also be the establishment of a form of the creation of a channel for the exteriorization of an energy or Ray. This is achieved through one`s activities while in the physical body, and is no less an accomplishment than in some more tangible factor, from the standpoint of world acclamation. The goal for each of us is the Path, and the Path represents the unfolding Love/Wisdom consciousness of the Soul.
The Eleventh House
The second house from any other is the container of its resources. The eleventh house is the second from the tenth. From the esoteric perspective, the tenth is the house of the Masters. Its resources (the eleventh house) are strongly connected to the New Group of world Servers, and to the expression of the Law of Group Endeavour and the Principle of Unanimity. This is the most ~honoured~ of the houses.
The Twelfth House
Most of us are working out our present lives either through an anchoring of consciousness on the Fixed Cross or in one or another of the stages of preparation to mount it. The blending and integration of these two facets of house meanings is the most important method of approach to the esoteric inferences of the house positions. Therefore when one has examined a chart from the exoteric (personality centre) perspective - observe the chart as follows:
1. Notice the sign on the cusp of each house and apply the Ray characteristics of that sign to the activities of the house esoterically considered.
2. Find the esoteric ruler of that house and notice its position by house and sign. The Ray quality of this ruler will play a significant part in the interpretation of the effects of the energies involved with the house placement.
3. Juxtapose the exoteric ruler of the house in question with its esoteric counterpart. Note if there are any aspects between the two and the type of aspect. ie harmonious, inharmonious of variable. this will reveal much about the nature of the interfacing between the Soul and personality, relative to the activities of that house.
4. The Ray characteristics of the exoteric ruling planets of a house will pertain to the life of the lesser self. The Ray characteristics of the esoteric planetary ruler will pertain to the life of the Higher Self.
Reference ~Alan Oken - Soul Centred Astrology~
~It is impossible to attain our Divinity or to reach perfection without passing through the Soul and beoming a Soul. When we come in contact with our Soul, fuse with its Light and grow as a Soul, then the mysteries will be revealed to our opening eyes, and the past, present and future will be ours. We shall become free Souls, free from time and matter, and we will enjoy the presence of the ever-existent Light. -The Hidden glory of the Inner man~
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