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Spiritual and Materialistic aspects of Esoteric Astrology!


Everything that exists has two aspects, the spiritual and the physical, the essential and the formal. We are living in a world of duality through which something subtle and indefinable is constantly passing and flowing, with this dual manifestation being an essence or principle behind all things.

This may be aptly illustrated by the contrast of day and night, again sub-divided by sunrise and sunset, noon and midnight, when the position of the earth is completely changed and reversed. The only external factor here is the rotation of the Earth on its axis before the face of the Sun. But what is it that causes the rotation and the changing effects of sunrise and sunset?


Spring, summer, autumn and winter are the four distinct seasons of the year, produced by the Earth's annual revolution around the Sun. Pregnancy, youth, maturity and old age are the results of birth, growth, decay and death. But why birth and death?


A million esoteric facts would not suffice to answer these questions, for they pertain to our esoteric inquiry into that subtle, undefined object which is the essence and cause of all manifestation. There is always a higher and a lower, a subtle and a gross aspect of the same substance, an abstract and a concrete, a past cause and a future effect of everything in nature; And there are two compatible approaches by which it can be studied and known.


With these ideas before us we may safely consider astrology as its dual manifestation, or rather what it calls an esoteric and esoteric approach.


Esoteric astrology deals with abstract reason, philosophy and an inner or more subtle approach; Whereas external astrology is satisfied with effect, practice and concrete or external manifestation, sattva prefers the more tangible and obvious to the theoretical.


For those who think highly of the subject, the esoteric side on the one hand, or the esoteric side on the other, is the only aspect worth paying attention to; But for those who are broad-minded and free from prejudice, both sides are of equal value. It is simply a question of temperament as to which one has preference, and the wise know that one side of the story is always good until the other side is told.


We may define esoteric astrology as that side of the subject which looks at all stellar phenomena from the point of view of unity; While esoteric astrology begins its study from the side of diversity and separation. The esoteric astrologer views the entire manifestation of life as proceeding from a central and primordial source, and therefore seeks to understand the subject from a point of view flowing from many points of view. The Sun is the center of all in the Solar System and the starting point of their philosophy, for for them all things emanate from the Sun; And it is the solar life in which all things live and move and have their existence. There are life currents emanating from this center that pass through the physical organisms of every living thing on earth.


This life descends and ascends through each of the seven planets, and is transformed in the process of using evolved entities, and is adapted to the stage they have reached on the scale of evolution; The seven planets are either directly or indirectly associated with the seven major substances in the human body.


Man, as we know him, is made of great elements like fire, air, water, earth and sky. At the top of each of these is a living conscious being, from which the life force and consciousness flowing through matter is an emanation.


In the course of these chapters we shall deal with these forces and substances from an esoteric point of view, expanding and extending the ideas associated with them in esoteric study; Although these elements have been known to astrologers for many centuries, their esoteric meaning has never been fully revealed, and yet it is one of the seven primary divisions of the zodiac: Fire, Air, Earth, Water, On cardinal, mutable and fixed signs. that the true meaning of each horoscope is fundamentally based on. We will take these zodiac signs and planets but before doing so let us try to get a deeper insight.


Dr. A. Shanker
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