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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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Jupiter in Leo

Jupiter in Leo or Jupiter in Relation to Leo

(from Esoteric Astrology)

1. Jupiter in Relation to Leo—Part of the Six-Pointed Star of Humanity:

“Because of its position upon the Fixed Cross, Leo comes under the influence, direct or indirect, of six planets: The Sun; Neptune; Uranus; Jupiter; Venus; Mars. All of these are potent in expression in this sign, achieving a determined point of revelation and producing, through their united activity and interplay, the six pointed star of humanity.” (EA 304)

2. The Role of Jupiter in the Leo Decanates:

“Self-rule through initial conflict, carried to a successful issue and blessed by the beneficence of Jupiter, is the true history of the advanced Leo aspirant,…” (EA 310)


Specific Expressions of Jupiter in Leo

1. Jupiter (in Leo) in Relation to the Three Personality Vehicles:
Jupiter in Leo will enhance the magnetism of the physical elemental, and the vitality of the etheric vehicle. In early days, this combination will contribute to self-centered, emotional indulgence. The emotions pour forth without restraint or proportion.

Later, upon the Fixed Cross, the light and love of the soul influence the astral vehicle, producing emotional positivity, radiance and confidence. Mere contact with such an individual will bring the impression that one has been strengthened emotionally, and that one’s outlook on life has been uplifted and improved. With respect to the lower mind, pride and conceit are probable initial results; the person thinks too much of himself, and cannot see himself in relation to others. His lower ego is inflated and his thought self-centered and distorted as a result. Later, he can become a source of positive, original, heart-centered thought. Mental positivity and a healthy confidence in one’s power to overcome resistant circumstance through one’s own authentic, accumulated wisdom—these are virtues which Jupiter in Leo will often confer.

2. Jupiter (in Leo) in Relation to the Personality as a Whole:
The personality is an ahamkaric system; it functions according to the thought of “I-ness”—whether that thought is crude and egoistic, or refined, inclusive and decentralized. Ahamkara is definitely increase by this combination. Upon the Mutable Cross, we have the possibility of the “big ego”, someone who stands always at the center of his own world, impressed by his own apparent importance. Later, as Libra, Gemini and other signs do their relational work, there is a greater sense of proportion.

The personality is still radiant, and tends to “stand out in a crowd” (as Leo will ever emerge from the mass), but the breadth and drama now become instruments of service rather than means of drawing all attention (and the flow of nourishing energies) towards the little self. The disciple or initiate emerges as an example (Leo) of soul-love and wisdom (Jupiter), and becomes, in the eyes of others, an inspiring exemplar.

3. Jupiter (in Leo) in Relation to the Fusion of Soul and Personality:
The soul becomes positive to its personality. The “greater light” (for Leo expresses as the Light of the Soul) dims the lesser light of the personality. The greater (Jupiter) identity (Leo), beneficently overpowers the smaller identity which loses itself in the greater. The greater (Jupiter) heart (Jupiter and Leo) overpowers the lesser heart, which begins to beat in a new rhythm. Thus, through the effect of the greater light, love and identity upon the lesser, the fusion proceeds.

4. Jupiter (in Leo) in Relation to the Synthesis of Human Dualities—Head/Heart; Mind/Love; Will/Wisdom:
Jupiter unifies and Jupiter brings all to a point—the central point of synthesis. Mercury becomes the Sun, and the two become the one. Every zodiacal pair is really one bi-polar zodiacal energy. Each dualities which Jupiter fuses are also one bi-polar energy. As the sense of the one, all-inclusive (Jupiter) Identity (Leo) grows, the realization grows that head/heart, mind/love and will/wisdom are just aspects of that identity. The important thing (under Jupiter/Leo) is to be that Identity (abundantly); then “all things shall be added unto you” and duality will be overcome in unified Selfhood.

5. Jupiter (in Leo) in Relation to the Means by which the Expansion of Consciousness may be Sought:
Consciousness may be expanded by identification with abundant being, or the abundance of being. Expansive Jupiter (on the second ray) knows (when found in Leo) the truth of the great second ray mantram—“Nought is but me.” (EP II 84) The sphere of one’s identity grows and grows, one ring-pass-not after another falling away, until one sense oneself to be the Whole. Under this influence, one will of course not realize all particularities within that Whole, but one will have a broad sense of participation in a ring-pass-not far greater than the personal.

6. Jupiter (in Leo) in Relation to the Fulfillment of Desire and the Satisfaction of Demand—
1) initially, fulfillment for the little self; then
2) fulfillment of desire for the good of the whole—a fulfillment achieved through the outgoing expression of love. Leo at first is a materialistic sign—“This sign has frequently been described as the ‘battlefield of the Forces of Materialism and the Forces of Light’. It is occultly regarded as one of the most material signs, in-as-much as selfish desire for possession of material objectives can be peculiarly present and the display of the possessive spirit can violently control;…” (EA 307)

One can see that, under such circumstances, desire will be fulfilled and demand satisfied through grasping, aggression and domination. But later, “the advanced Leo person can function as the ‘inspired spiritual Sacrifice’.” (EA 307) The solar radiation and magnetism of the Leo initiate will be powerful, indeed. The heart will be wide open and a source of inspiration to many. Great devotion and loyalty are the understandable and justified response to the abundant pouring forth of loving, lighted being. Through generosity of Self, the flow returns; the initiate is glorified; his radiance is displayed for all to see and experience, and many shine more brightly as a result—one day to achieve their own glorification.

7. Miscellaneous Meanings of Jupiter in Leo:

a. Jupiter in Leo is a strong second ray combination. Jupiter transmits the second ray, and Leo is associated with the consciousness aspect.

b. Jupiter in Leo can be expected to promote a definite expansion of the causal lotus.

c. Leo expresses the “Will-to-Illumine”. Jupiter in Leo represents the “Guru”—the Illuminator, the “Light-Bearer”, the one who illuminates others, causing them to grow through the light shed upon them.

d. Jupiter in Leo offer the opportunity to be the larger Ego rather than the smaller ego. Under this influence, the Solar Angel can come fully into the personality life.

e. As consciousness expands for the Jupiter-in-Leo individual, he develops generosity, great-heartedness, and magnanimity. Conversely, these virtues, expressed, expand his consciousness.

f. The Jupiter-in-Leo disciple radiates and vitalizes, causing the soul nature in others to grow and expand.

g. Jupiter in Leo confers fulfillment of personality expression. Leo governs the integrated personality.

h. Jupiter represents “growth” and Leo, the self. Jupiter in Leo signifies the one who grows most when he is most himself; this is ‘growth through the accentuation of identity’.

i. Jupiter in Leo represents both Self-confidence and self-confidence.

j. Since Jupiter promotes the growth of understanding, understanding would come to the person with Jupiter in Leo when he takes positions of authority, or when he has to set an example

k. Jupiter is Leo inclines towards the overcoming of pettiness. The individual becomes a “big person”, “above all that”.

l. Jupiter in Leo can be expected to expand the heart center, and make one “big-hearted”. Statistically, it would be interesting to see whether there is a correlation between enlargement of the heart and a high-focus Jupiter in Leo.

m. Jupiter in Leo correlates to the thought of “whole-heartedness”. Jupiter-in-Leo people frequently put their “whole heart” into what they do.

n. Jupiter in Leo offers the individual opportunities to “shine” and to take his “place in the sun”. This combination Also, an optimistic and sunny disposition

o. Jupiter in Leo, on the Mutable Cross, contributes to the growth of one’s feelings of self-importance—i.e., conceit.

p. Upon the Mutable Cross, Jupiter in Leo helps one become a VIP (“very important person”) socially. One may become “lionized”, and serve as a president of leader of clubs and associations—such as the “Lion’s Club”!


Individuals with Jupiter in Leo

Jane Addams
Isaac Asimov
Luther Burbank
Augustus Caesar
Paul Foster Case
Bill Gates
Thomas Hobbes
Victor Marie Hugo
Lyndon Johnson
Carolus Linnaeus
Christopher Marlowe
Abraham Maslow
Amadeo Modigliani
J. Pierpont Morgan
Grandma Moses
Emily Post
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Dr. Francis Regardie
Eleanor Roosevelt
William Shakespeare
Rudolf Steiner
Algernon Swinburne
Rabindranath Tagore
William Wordsworth
Eli Whitney
Ralph Vaughn Williams

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