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Uranus Compilation
From Esoteric Astrology, by Alice A. Bailey

See Michael Robbins' Tapestry of the Gods, Volume III


1.       Uranus Connected with the Highly Developed Man:
“The moon is a dead form; it has no emanation at all. That is why the moon is spoken of in the ancient teaching as ‘veiling either Vulcan or Uranus’. This hint or inference has always been here and astrologers would do well to experiment with this suggestion I have made anent the moon and (instead of working with the moon) let them work with Vulcan when dealing with the undeveloped or average man and with Uranus when considering the highly developed man. They would find some interesting and convincing results eventuate.” (EA 14)

2.       Uranus and Jupiter at the Fifth Initiation:
“At the fifth and final initiation, Uranus and Jupiter appear and produce a ‘beneficent organisation’ of the totality of energies found in the initiate's equipment. When this reorganisation is complete, the initiate can then ‘escape from off the wheel and then can truly live’.” (EA 71)

3.       Uranus is in a Line of Energy Flow to the Heart Center: (cf. EA 80)

4.       Uranus—Conduit for Energies from the Creative Hierarchies:
Uranus is the planet through which  zodiacal energy flows, in connection with the Creative Hierarchies upon our planet, from one of the stars in the Great Bear.” (EA 98)

5.       Uranus’ Work Analogous to that of Mercury:
embodies the energy of the seventh ray and its work is analogous to that of Mercury, for the seventh ray is the ray which relates spirit and matter and brings together electric fire and fire by friction, thus producing manifestation.” (EA 100)

6.       Uranus Leads the Soul to the Burning Ground:
Uranus leads the soul to the burning ground during the final stages of the Path, when the fire of Aries and the fires engendered through the potencies of Uranus produce the flaming heat of the final burning ground. Through this burning ground, the initiate has finally to pass.”
(EA 100)

7.       Uranus—Rules the Occult Way:
Uranus rules the occult Way and is, in an esoteric sense, connected with the Hierophant of the Mysteries of Initiation.”
(EA 100)

8.       Uranus Brings About the Crisis of the Burning Ground:
“The crisis of the burning ground is brought about through the activity of Uranus. This is entered through the free choice of the initiate who makes his choice in Libra, the point of balance where—usually—the moment for the reversal of the wheel takes place. There the man has to decide whether to proceed as usual and according to custom or, reversing the wheel, to pass through the burning ground to liberation. Libra is the polar opposite to Aries and therefore closely related.”
(EA 101)

9.       Uranus and Pluto Influencing Soul Life:
“Ancient astrology was obviously incomplete but until man became patently responsive to the influences which come to him from Uranus or Pluto, for instance, which affect the soul life far more than they do the personality life, they remained undiscovered except by trained esotericists. Today, humanity is rapidly responding to the higher spiritual influences and, therefore, we can look for the discovery of increasingly subtle forces.” (EA 114)

10.   The Influence of Uranus (in Relation to Aquarius):
“He comes then under the influence of Uranus, that mysterious and occult planet. His will is focussed and developed by the Uranian influences and he develops into a leader. He brings about desired changes and produces those new conditions which will help the soul of humanity to express itself more freely.” (EA 138)

11.   Uranus in Relation to the Third and Seventh Rays:
“… the third ray expresses itself powerfully through this sign [Aquarius], reaching our planet through Uranus and the Moon which hides or veils Uranus symbolically in this case. There is, therefore, to be found the double influence of Uranus, expressing the quality and bringing in the energies of the seventh ray, in one case, and the third ray in the other.” (EA 138)

12.   Uranus—Bringing an Hierarchy to Subjective Realization:
“I would here call your attention to the fact that in connection with the Moon, as it is related here to one of the Creative Hierarchies, you have in the Moon itself the exoteric influences of the ordinary mode of procedure upon the wheel of life, and in the planet which it veils and hides (in this case the planet Uranus) you have the esoteric energy which brings this Hierarchy to subjective realisation.” (EA 139)

13.   The Nature of Uranian Will:
 “Uranus—Ray seven—The will to be and to know simultaneously on all planes of manifestation.” (EA 139)

14.   Uranus—Spontaneity and Betterment:
Uranus gives innate spontaneous activity and this produces evolutionary development—both natural and spiritual. It is the urge to better conditions.”
(EA 139)

15.   Uranus in Relation to Intuition:
Uranus cause the great transference in the human consciousness from intellectual perception to intuitive knowledge.”
(EA 139)

16.   Uranus in Relation to Exoteric Science (in the third decanate of the ordinary wheel):
“The Moon which here takes the place of Saturn hides the planet Uranus. In this case Uranus, the occult planet, stands for exoteric science which penetrates into the hidden side of form life, and thus we have the period wherein man is not alert enough or conscious enough to seize upon opportunity and turn it to esoteric or soul ends, but can identify himself with the more advanced aspects of form.”
(EA 149)

17.   Uranus and the Knowledge of that which is Hidden:
“desire becomes gained knowledge and the knowledge of that which is hidden at any stage upon the path of evolution relates the individual to Uranus.” (EA 150)

18.   Uranus is Directly Related to Third Ray Activity:
“Two of our planets, the Earth (non-sacred) and Uranus (sacred), are directly the product of this third ray activity.” (EA 200)

19.   Uranus (with Jupiter), a Planet of “Beneficent Consummation”:
“Jupiter and Uranus—planets of beneficent consummation. The second ray of love and the seventh ray which fuses spirit and matter ‘to the ultimate glory’ of the solar Logos are in the fullest eventual cooperation.” (EA  201)

20.   Uranus—the Occult Life and the Way of Divine Knowledge:
Uranus is the planet whose characteristics are the scientific mind, which at this stage of the disciple’s career, means that he can begin to live the occult life and the way of divine knowledge can take the place of the mystic way of feeling. It means also that knowledge can be transmuted into the way of wisdom and light. This necessarily brings in the will aspect or the influence of the first ray (Vulcan) blended with the seventh ray (Uranus) producing the desired manifestation upon the physical plane.”
(EA 224)

21.   Uranus—Initiator of a New Order of Life:
Uranus, therefore, initiates a new order of life and conditions and this—when developed in the life of the disciple—in its turn produces an understanding of the causes of things as they are, and the desire to change the old order and the old orientation into the new. This produces a reversal of the wheel.”
(EA 224)

22.   Uranus and the Unfoldment of Spiritual Consciousness:  
“Carried forward to its logical conclusion, the influence of Uranus finally produces an unfolded spiritual consciousness in contradistinction to the human. For this reason, Uranus is exalted in this sign [Scorpio] and assumes a position of power and of directed influence.” (EA 224-225)

23.   Uranus in Relation to the Processes of Concretion and Manifestation:
Uranus is the esoteric ruler and is of supreme importance in this sign for the seventh ray works through this planet and is the embodiment of the principle of concretion and the materialising of that which is in need of objective manifestation, through the bringing together of spirit and matter. It is here that the whole mystery of money lies hid and the creation and production of money. I would like here to point out to you that it is with the third aspect of divinity and the third aspect alone that the creative process is concerned. It is through the relation of the three aspects of the third divine manifestation—law, affinity and concretised energy—that money is created.”
(EA 246)

24.   Uranus Relates Aries Libra and Aquarius:
“Through this planet, Uranus, Libra is related also to Aries and Aquarius and it is through Uranus that the great pair of opposites, Aries-Libra, are brought into touch with each other in a very deep sense. Through its activity, an intense interplay takes place, making for the attainment of equilibrium in Libra of that which had its beginning in Aries.” (EA 247)

25.   Uranus in Relation to “God the Father”—the Source:
Uranus—7th Ray of Ceremonial Magic. God the Father. He who relates. The Source of Duality. He who perceives the end from the beginning. Spiritual consciousness. Intuition to Inspiration.”
(EA 247)

26.   Associations with Uranus:
Uranus     7th Ray Ceremonial Order, Law or Magic.” (EA 248)

27.   Uranus—Conduit for the Central Spiritual Sun:
“… the central, spiritual Sun pours its influences through Uranus. The activity of Uranus is, however, only registered at a very advanced stage of development upon the Path and is analogous to that point in the unfoldment of consciousness wherein, by an act of the will, the conscious and illumined man (focussed in the highest head centre) arouses the centre at the base of the spine and draws the kundalini fire upwards.”
(EA 296)

28.   Uranus upon the Cardinal Cross and in Relation to the Central Spiritual Sun:
“Upon the Cardinal Cross, it is the central, spiritual Sun which is called into play, and Uranus is then the distributing agency and the head centre becomes the centre in the initiate's body through which direction and control come.” (
EA 297)

29.   An Important Triangle Involving Uranus:
“Heart of the Sun—Mercury—Uranus.”
(EA 301)

30.   Uranus—Planet of Occult Consciousness:
Uranus—Occult consciousness or that intelligent, fusing condition which produces the scientific at‑one‑ment of the two factors, higher and lower self, through the intelligent use of the mind.”
(EA 306)

31.   Uranus helps a man function “… with full occult knowledge …” (EA 307)

32.   Uranus in Relation to the “Trained Occultist”:
“…he must also be a trained occultist, mentally polarised and profoundly aware of the realities, forces and energies of existence and, therefore, free from the ordinary glamours and illusions which colour the reactions and life of the average man…” The occultist brings “about at-one-ment through the forces which are reaching him (via Uranus).” (EA 307-308)

33.   Uranus in Alignment with the “Heart of the Sun”:
“Heart of the Sun—The undiscovered planet—Uranus and Neptune—The human Hierarchy—The animal kingdom.” (EA 308)

34.    Uranus—7th ray—organization or directed manifestation.” (EA 308)

35.   Relating to the Leo Subject and Uranus (Planet of “Interior Control”):
“In the perfected Leo, the loving self-conscious soul (2nd ray) carries its power of expression straight through from its own plane to the plane of exterior manifestation, but preserves at the same time its interior control (Uranus) and from that point of achievement, proceeds to make its ideal objective (Neptune) a fact in consciousness, through sensitivity to the higher vibration and directed intelligent service of the Plan. Ponder on this summation.” (EA 309)

36.   Uranian Expression in the Advanced Leo Individual:
“When Uranus controls, the Leo person is significantly the true observer, detached from the material side of life, but utilizing it as he pleases. His spiritual consciousness is capable of great expression and he can be...both an electric, dynamic leader, a pioneer in new fields of endeavor and also a magnetic center of a group whether the group is small, as in a home, or vast as in a nation. He is then polarised above the diaphragm, for the lower more material aspects of life have really no great appeal to him; he is then profoundly conscious of his own identity, and this makes him dwell definitely in a state of self-awareness, with its consequently abstracting powers. He is instantly aware, once he is spiritually awakened, of his motivating impulses, and this leads him to an imposed self-discipline—the thing the Leo subject sorely needs and which must always be self-imposed and self-applied for he brooks no disciplinary measures which others may seek to impose.”
(EA 309)

37.   Uranus as the Mind and as Resistance to Outer Conditioning (with reference to its function in Leo):
“The power of the mind, as symbolised by Uranus, is lessened, for it is not the mind which in reality controls but the Self, or Soul, using and controlling the mind. The man is not then conditioned by his surroundings or life events but rules them with deliberation, bringing out of circumstances and environment that which he requires.
(EA 310-311)

38.   Uranus—a Cosmic Force:
“… the cosmic pull of Uranus …” (EA 323)

39.   Uranus and the Hidden Mystery:
Uranus, the planet of the hidden mystery and one of the most occult of all planets ...”
(EA 401)

40.   Uranus is involved with Sirius and Pisces in a triangle. (cf. EA 421)

41.   Uranus is involved with Saturn and Mercury in a Triangle (in relation to Leo, Pisces and Capricorn). (cf.  EA 427, 441)

42.   Uranus is the “Heavenly Sphere”. (EA 432)

43.   Uranus—the Planet of Occultism:
Uranus is the planet of occultism for it veils ‘that which is essential; it hides that which must be discovered and, at the right moment, it transmits knowledge of the hidden mystery’.”
(EA 438)

44.   The Role of Uranus in the Transference of the Disciple’s Focus to the Fifth Kingdom:
“The triangle of Pisces-Uranus-Hierarchy is becoming magnetically attractive to the triangle of Humanity. Uranus and Mercury in combination are dualities which the disciple learns to resolve and in the process of this resolution he shifts his focus out of the human kingdom into the fifth kingdom, the Hierarchy of souls.” (EA 438)

45.   Uranus, the Transmitter of Sirian Force to the Hierarchy:
“It is interesting to note that the seventh Ray of Ceremonial Law and Order works through Uranus which is today the transmitter of Sirian force via Pisces to the Hierarchy.”
(EA 444)

46.   Uranus—the Urge to Better Conditions:
The energy of Uranus, pouring upon and into humanity, produces the urge to better conditions to provide better forms for the occult and esoteric life and to blend more adequately the inner and the outer man.”
(EA 446)

47.   Uranus in Relation to the Transference of Life from the Moon, and to Transferences and Shifts in General: “This is one of the reasons why the Moon is spoken of so often as veiling Uranus. The Moon is frequently used as a blind when Uranus is meant. Today the Moon is a dead world and the reason is that the Uranian urge became so strong in that far distant time when there were living forms upon the Moon that it led to the complete and final evacuation of the Moon and the transfer of its life to our planet. Such a transfer is not necessary today as the consciousness of humanity is such that the needed changes can be brought about without such a drastic procedure. It is, however, this Uranian influence which lies behind the present shift of populations throughout Europe and Great Britain and which is responsible for the steady movement of peoples from East to West, from Asia to Europe in the earlier history of that continent and from Europe to the Western hemisphere in more modern times.” (EA 446)

48.   Uranus—Helping Humanity Take the First Initiation:
“… it will become apparent to the student that the combination of the influences of Sirius, Leo and Uranus has been much needed at this time to foster and bring about those conditions which will enable mankind, under the steady influence of the Hierarchy, to take the first initiation and ‘give birth to the Christ,’ thus revealing and bringing to the light of day the inner, hidden, spiritual Man.”
(EA 447)

49.   Uranus—Its Involvement in the Process of the First Initiation (“Rhythmic Awakening”): “Finally he [the disciple] stands ready for the ordeal and the accolade of fire, preceding the first initiation. At that final stage, Humanity today stands. When (as is now the case) the influence of Uranus is added to the other influences and the seventh ray is at the same time entering into a major cycle of activity on the Earth, there is then present the energy needed to precipitate the crisis of initiation and produce a great rhythmic awakening.” (EA 447)

50.   Uranus—Involved in the Response of Second Ray Disciples:
“First ray disciples will, for instance, respond to the Shamballa influence, transmitted from Leo and Saturn, more easily than will second ray disciples. These will in their turn react more rapidly and consistently to the Hierarchy, transmitting energies from Pisces and Uranus.” (EA 450)

51.   Uranus—One of the Planets to which Ordinary Humanity is not Attuned:
“At present the mechanism of the majority of the human family is not tuned to the reception of the rays from Vulcan, Uranus or Neptune whilst Pluto at present only evokes response from groups or from those disciples who are enough evolved rightly to respond.” (EA 509)

52.   Uranus assists in the expression of the sacral center (for both disciples and ordinary humanity). (cf. EA 517)

53.   Uranus—Occultism and Group Relations:
Uranus, the planet of occultism, and that which governs group relations, organizations and the eleventh House.”
(EA 538)

54.   Uranus Veiled by the Sun, in Relation to the Leo-Capricorn-Pisces Triangle:
The Sun (Ruling Leo) Veils Uranus, which transmits the seventh ray and is related to the eleventh house. (cf. EA 539)

55.   Uranus—Promoting the Expansion of Human Self-Consciousness into Group Consciousness: “The self-consciousness aspect of the human being is being steadily expanded under this major interplay [involving Leo] and through the forces transmitted by Uranus, via the eleventh house, and will ultimately give place to group consciousness and group relationships and group work.” (EA 541-542)

56.   Uranus—Rendering Aries Effective:
“It is interesting to realise that Aries, the Inaugurator, is rendered effective on the Earth through the organising potency of Uranus.” (EA 548)

57.   Uranus and its Associations (according to Besant):
“Will or Power—Raja Yoga—Uranus (Representing Sun)—Flame.” (EA 648)

58.   Uranus and Neptune relate to the “Kingdom of Souls”. (cf. EA 650)

59.   Uranus by Another Name:
Uranus was known by the ancients under another name.” (SD I 126; EA 672)

60.   Uranus Mutilated by Saturn:
“Cronus (time) ... is represented as mutilating Uranus ... Absolute time is made to become finite and conditioned.” (SD I 450; EA 672)

61.   Uranus not a Star Angel: “           Among the three secret orbs or Star Angels, Uranus ... was not included.” (SD I 629; EA 672)

62.   Uranus Synonymous with Cronus:
Uranus ... personified all the creative powers and is synonymous with Cronus.” (SD II 281-282; EA 672)

63.  Uranus as a Mystery Planet of the Ancients:
Uranus was unknown to the ancients and they were forced to reckon the sun amongst the planets.... Uranus is a modern name but one thing is certain, the ancients had a mystery planet which they never named. This 7th planet was not the sun but the hidden divine Hierophant.” (SD III 330; EA 672)

64.   Uranus’ School of Magic:
Uranus (7th)—The School of Magic of the tenth order. It is sometimes called ‘the planet of the violet force,’ and its graduates wield the power of cosmic etheric prana.” (EA 693)

65.   Uranus and the Ray of Ceremonial Order in Germany:
“Ceremonial Order or Ritual, via Uranus.  This affects the masses as a whole, as it is the hierarchical ruler and (because of their point of evolution) leads to their facile standardising and regimenting.  The 7th ray also focusses or ‘grounds the first ray’ and leads to the power direction which is given them.” (DN 78)

66.   Uranus and the Ray of Ceremonial Order in Relation to the British Empire:
“Ray 7. — Ceremonial Order or Organised Ritual, reaching our planet via Uranus and giving to the Empire its grounded physical plane control over place and circumstance, its legal fundamentals, in cooperation with Libra, and its love of order and of rule, thus providing full expression for the first ray energies of the British Empire.”
(DN 84-85)

67.   Uranus and the Ray of Order and Magic in Relation to the United States:
“Ray 7. — Order and Magic, via Uranus.  This influence is inherited from the Atlantean world, which still rules the territorial aspect of the States, which is a remnant of old Atlantis.  It is this that produces the many magical, spiritualistic and occult groups which flourish today in the States.” (DN 90)

68.   Uranus in Relation to the United States:
“Ray 4. — This influence appears, as you see, frequently, but this time it is through the Moon as it veils Uranus.  This produces a conflict of a different nature than that which takes place when the Moon veils Vulcan or transmits the energy of the fourth ray direct.  Uranus is the medium for the 7th ray and the function of its blending with the fourth, via the Moon, is to bring about a magical relationship between the many diverse nationalities found in the States and so fuse and blend them into an homogeneous whole—which is not the case at this time.” (DN 91-92)

69.   Uranus—Receiving Stimulation from the Logos:
“For some time the Logos has turned His attention to the Earth Scheme and to Saturn, whilst Uranus is receiving stimulation.  Much is therefore accentuated, and increased evolutionary development is the consequence of this divine attention.” (TCF 357-358)

70.   Sirius in Relation to Uranus, Neptune and Saturn:
“Our solar system is negatively polarised as regards the sun Sirius, which influences our entire system psychically via the three synthesising schemes—Uranus, Neptune, Saturn—the latter, Saturn, being the focal point for the transmission of cosmic manas to the entire seven schemes” (TCF 378)

71.   Uranus Absorbs Mercury:
“The four schemes which form the logoic Quaternary will merge into their synthesising scheme, that of Saturn, while Venus and Mercury will merge into Uranus and Neptune.  No importance need be attached to the sequence of these names.  The dual fact is all that is necessary to grasp.” (TCF 405-406)

72.   Uranus in Relation to the Logoic Mental Permanent Atom:
“Neptune, Uranus, and Saturn will, therefore, have absorbed the essence of manifestation and (in connection with the solar Logos) they correspond to the three permanent atoms in the causal body of a man.  We say ‘correspond’ for the analogy is not in detail.  Uranus and Neptune are reflections of the logoic astral and mental permanent atoms. Saturn is in fact the correspondence to the logoic physical permanent atom.” (TCF 406)

73.   The Emergence of the Uranus Chain in the Earth Scheme:
“In due course of time another merging in the scheme will eventuate and then Uranus (the chain of that name in our scheme) will flash into objectivity.” (TCF 414)

74.   On Uranus Higher Agnishvattas Active; Uranus a “Reaping Planet”:
“In the central list of schemes the middle and lower group of Agnishvattas are active.  In the others the higher group and middle group hold sway as these planets are the most occult and sacred in manifestation, and are concerned only with egos who are on the Path, and who are therefore group-active.  In connection with Uranus, Neptune and Saturn, this might be expected as they are the synthesising planetary schemes, and provide conditions suitable only for the very advanced stages.  They are the ‘reaping’ planets.” (TCF 777)

75.   Uranus (with Saturn and Neptune), not yet Fully Stimulated:
“The three major planetary schemes (Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn) have not, as yet, received their fullest stimulation, and will not do so until the ‘energy of the sacred seven’ has been transferred to Them.” (TCF 793)

76.   Certain Relationships Concerning Uranus:
“Elemental group ... animal kingdom ... Sattvic ... Solar Logos ... Uranus. Father aspect.” (TCF 1138)

77.   Uranus as [is] the home of ‘fire electric’.” (TCF 1154; EA 672)

78.   [Uranus is] “the planet of the violet force.” (TCF 1177-1178; EA 693)

79.   Uranus—one of the “Absorbing Triangles”:
The absorbing Triangles.  This term is applied to the evolutionary schools found located in the three major planets of our system—Uranus, Neptune and Saturn—and to those found in the three major chains, and three major globes in a planetary scheme.  The Rulers of these planets, chains and globes are called the ‘Divine Examiners’, and Their work concerns the human kingdom specifically and entirely.” (TCF 1176-1177)

80.   The School on Uranus:
Uranus—The School of Magic of the tenth order.  It is sometimes called ‘the planet of the violet force’, and its graduates wield the power of cosmic etheric prana.” (TCF 1177-1178)

81.   Uranus in Relation to the First Ray:
“Will or Power … Raja Yoga … Uranus (Representing Sun) ... Flame.” (EP I 163)

82.   Uranus in Relation to the Kingdom of Souls:
“The kingdom of souls: Neptune and Uranus.” (EP I 245)

83.   Uranus in Relation to the Fifth Initiation:
“When the final initiation is taken, it is the activity of Uranus and the in-pouring force of Jupiter that bring about the reorganisation which results in the final emancipation.  The vastness and complexity of the subject thus become apparent.” (EP I 246)

84.   Uranus (with Jupiter and Venus) in Relation to a Great Life, as are Saturn, Mars, and the Earth:
“The potency of this Life is such that He requires three complete schemes—all three closely allied and interdependent—through which to express Himself.  Uranus, Jupiter and Venus are similarly allied in order to manifest or express a great Life.” (EP II 99)

85.   Uranus Rules the Head Center of Advanced Disciples:
“The throat centre is ruled by Saturn just as the two head centres are ruled respectively by Uranus (ruling the head centre) and Mercury (ruling the ajna centre).  This is only where the disciple is concerned; the rulership changes after the third initiation or before the first.” (EH 151)