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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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Vulcan in Capricorn

I decided to take a ‘non-systematic’ approach to speculating on some possible meanings of Vulcan in the remaining eleven signs of the zodiac. I hope before long to give these positions the kind of attention I focused upon Vulcan in Aries, but I find that the time to do so lacks at the moment.

So I will simply share in a rather sketchy manner some possible esoteric interpretations. The list of questions below is still of value, but I will not refer to this list point by point. The points shared are more a smattering related thoughts rather than a sequential development of the subject. They can be used as seed thoughts for a more systematic development of the subject. Surely, it will also be obvious that there is nothing sacrosanct or even necessarily true about these speculations; they are meant to be indicative only.

  • What is the nature of the “divine design” being inwardly forged in the life?
  • To what extent (and, if so, how) is the “Jewel in the Lotus” active in the life?
  • Is there the capacity to hold an adamantine point of tension?
  • To what extent are the seven head centers [which I infer to be ruled by Vulcan] a prominent factor in the disciple’s energy system?
  • To what extent do they dominate the normal, ‘lesser’ centers?
  • What is the manner in which the soul (Solar Angel) grips the personality, and bends the personality to its will and enforces that will?
  • From a soul perspective, in what manner and with what quality does the soul’s will impact the personality?
  • In what ways does the personality experience the pressure of the spiritual will?
  • Has the life been one in which circumstances and things have been periodically shattered?
  • To what extent and in what fields is the life of the individual impactful?
  • Is the dynamic of the “hammer” noticeable in any of the energy fields or in relation to the environment?
  • When the individual uses the energy of destruction in the life, how does the individual exercise this energy and upon what or whom?
  • How is will (whether personal will or spiritual will) generally evidenced in the life?
  • What qualities of will are demonstrated?
  • To what extent is the individual capable of steadfastness and endurance?
  • What, if anything, does the individual seek to fashion and how does he or she go about this fashioning?
  • To what extent and in what manner is the light value of matter manifested in the individual’s energy system, especially through what we normally call the “matter aspect”?
  • To what extent and how is the individual engaged in the process of the “uplift of matter”?
  • How does the individual go about dominating or controlling the astral body, the body of desire?
  • What is the nature of the interplay between sacral center and throat center, and is the will brought into this interplay in any potent or noticeable manner?
  • In what manner and to what extent does the physical form prove obdurate, resistant and even obtuse to the will of the soul?
  • To what extent is the individual given to self-will and stubbornness?
  • How are ‘crystallizations developed within the personality. What role does ‘hardness’ play in the life?
  • What are the nature and quality of the individual’s initiative?
  • To what extent and how, does the individual “get things going”?
  • To what extent is the individual concerned with the strength of the physical body?
  • To what extent and how is the individual related to the mineral kingdom?
  • In what ways, if any, does the individual will to construct?
  • To what extent is such constructive activity utilitarian or artistic?
  • To what extent is the individual deeply concerned with matters concerning the structure of form?
  • How does the factor of isolation manifest in the life?
  • For what reason is isolation pursued, if it is pursued?
  • To what extent is the “Will-to-Love” active in the life, and in what manner is it active. (This question is in relation to Vulcan’s connection to the “Heart of the Sun”.)
  • How will Vulcan (when it is in a particular sign) operate with respect to the various initiations in which it is said to play a part?

Vulcan In Capricorn

In this combination, Vulcan in Capricorn, the power of the first ray is accentuated (as with Vulcan in Aries and Leo). Also here, the seventh ray may be reinforced (given Vulcan’s association with rhythm and Capricorn’s transmission of the seventh ray as well as the first. The third ray is not so implicated.

The blazing light atop the mountain; the luminous reward of ascent The conquest of personality from the “Mountain Top” The will of the Monad experienced in the blazing light of realization. Effectively willed isolation from the concerns and inclinations of personality; all within the three worlds of personality fails to attract. Leading to extremes of isolation. (Capricorn is active at all five initiations) Divine Will, powerfully imposed. The “Will-to-Persist” in the fulfillment of Dharma. Law enforcement; the sheer power of law. The weaponry and means of control at the disposal of the ‘State’.

In general, the ‘Will-to-Control’ The resistance to change and reform to be found within all crystallized structures (for instance, the personality) Crushing power, forcing conformity. The embodiment of will in concrete form. Penetration into the depths of the mineral kingdom The steadfastness and ‘solidity’ of matter. Hardening to the point of crystallization and imminent shattering. The masterful control of matter. (This is similar to but more powerful than Vulcan in Virgo) The “rock-hound” Crystalline structures and their power.The power latent in the mineral kingdom; the imprisoned power of the atom; mining.

In general, the radiant perfection of the mineral kingdom. Deep connection with the “Jewel in the Lotus” and the state of “Diamond Soul” which indicates one who has achieved the third degree. Both Vulcan in Virgo and Capricorn have to do with the birth of the Christ Principle within the “rocky caves” Clear connection to the third initiation in which solar light blazes forth (especially in relation to the last or sun-ruled decanate-sun-ruled as D.K. presents it) At a late stage of initiation, man becoming a “Fiery Stone”, not just a “Living Stone”. The “Will which Conquers Death”. The adamantine quality of the Will. Divine Will is adamantine.

Individuals with Vulcan Necessarily in Capricorn
(Sun will be from 9 Capricorn to 21 Capricorn)

Marc Antony
Isaac Asimov
Joan Baez
Louis Braille
Father Joseph Damien
Jacob Grimm
Stephen Hawking
William James
Johannes Kepler
Sir Isaac Newton
Richard M. Nixon
Elvis Presley
Alexander Scriabin
J. R R. Tolkien
Andreas Vesalius
Swami Vivekananda
Paramahansa Yogananda

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