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Vol. III: Astro-Rayology
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Tapestry of the Gods
Volume III
by Michael D. Robbins

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Interpretations of Famous People by Ray, Sign and Life Emphasis
With Explanations of All Astrological and Rayological Elements

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Ascendant in Aries

Aries Rising | Aries 1st Arm

Ascendant in Aries

1.       The Ascendant is the most important directive factor in esoteric astrology:
It should legitimately be considered the first topic of discussion, however, for the sake of clarity, the decision has been made to discuss the two “Lights” (Sun and Moon) first, then the six Angles (and then the planets and asteroids).

In esoteric astrology, the meaning of the Ascendant and Sun-sign are significant­ly reversed. The Ascendant becomes the indicator of spiritual approach and the Sun-sign the indicator of the perpetuation of personality tendencies. In the advancing disciple, Sun-sign and Ascendant energies/forces are intended to combine, with the Sun-sign energies placed under the direction and guidance of the spiritual-tendencies of the higher aspects of the Rising-sign. When this happens, the personality may be integrated with the soul, and the soul will have at its disposal a spiritually responsive personal instrument.

2.       The “Sun of Possibility”:
When the Ascendant is in Aries, there exists the possibility of an entirely new beginning and a great departure from previously established personality trends, whether such trends have been established in the present incarnation or former ones.

3.       “The remoter possibilities, and the spiritual goal and purpose of the immediate incarnation and of the immediate succeeding incarnations”:
The “remoter possibilities” are keyed to the archetypal soul-purpose resident within the identity of the human-being-as-soul. The entirety of that purpose can only be realized in a long series of incarnations, but there is always a next, soul-intended phase to that complete realization. There is a drive forward towards that next accomplish­ment, pushing obstacles out of the way, focussing full energy with great effort upon the goal. A direction and trend is being set for immediately succeeding incarnations.

4.       How the disciple may be “nearer the centre of his life, closer to the centre of his group and approaching the centre of divine life”:
The disciple pushes towards the center, refusing to be hampered by that which lies behind. He is ‘intent upon the new’.

5.       The Way in which Personality Acquiescence is Achieved:
The personality is almost forced to acquiesce in the new direction leading ‘soul-wards’. Personality tradition, well-established habits, various inertias and resistances—none of these is allowed to interfere with the newly-willed direction inspired by soul contact.

6.       The Way in which the “Death of the Personality” is promoted:
The personality dies in the rush of energy directed towards the achievement of the new. Its desires are overcome by the greater will-to-achieve that which the soul ‘desires’.

7.       The Way in which Soul-infusion is Achieved:
Soul-infusion is achieved as the personality learns to forget that which lies behind. A new soul-related identity faces the individual with Aries-rising (perhaps a sequence of ‘new’ identities leading to a more archetypal identity resident within the soul). When the pattern of these identities is accepted by the personality consciousness and vigorously pursued, the soul energy can more readily flow into the personal, infusing and pervading.

Individuals with the Ascendant in Aries

Alexander the Great
Joan Baez
Annie Besant
Simon Bolivar
Johannes Brahms
Willy Brandt
John Brown
Oliver Cromwell
Isadora Duncan
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Benjamin Franklin
Michael Gorbachev
Billy Graham
Thomas Hobbes
Genghis Khan
Herbet Horatio Kitchener
John Lennon
Joseph Lister
Douglas MacArthur
Eva Peron
John D. Rockerfeller
Girolamo Savonarola
Rabindranath Tagore
Nikola Tesla

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updated February 2008