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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 Leo

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 Leo

A link to the ‘Heart of the Sun”. Agent of the “Will-to-Rule”. Agent of the “Will-to-Illumine”. The Will of the Soul; (as well, the concentrated, isolated self-will of the personality.)

The “Isolated Unity” of the Spirit/Soul. The “splendid isolation” of the personality. The inertia of the “Ahamkara principle” (selfhood). The Soul (or Solar Angel) as the ‘Dominant’ (the 5th in music theory).

Above all, the Will of the ‘True Identity’-the Monad. It may be said the Vulcan in Aries represents even moreso, the Will of the Monad. (Aries equates with the Monad; Leo with the Soul; and Sagittarius with the Body) The “Will-to-Love”. Will as expressed through the heart center and, on a higher turn of the spiral, through the “heart in the head” The splendor of the “Jewel in the Lotus”. The “Will-to-Centralize”. If Vulcan in Aries is related to the “Will-to-Be”, then Vulcan in Leo is related to the Will-to be the Self (at whatever level that self is functioning). Will as active in the unfoldment of the Egoic Lotus, the “Golden Flower”.

The Will of the Soul (especially as related to the fifth petal which is ruled, in my estimation, by Leo and the Sun {veiling, I presume, Vulcan}). The Will to Sacrifice the Self. (Notable heights of sacrifice and service are attained by the advanced Leo individual.) The “Will to Fulfillment” (This is especially connected with Leo and with prolonged endurance, over which Vulcan rules). Other zodiacal signs may be reasonably connected with the Will to Fulfillment, but the combination Vulcan in Leo is certainly one. The dominating power of the seven head centers. (Similar to Vulcan in Aries).

There is probably a strong connection between
1) the Great Bear;
2) the Solar Logos; and
3) Vulcan.

Somehow there is a septenate associated with Vulcan, just as there is with the Great Bear and with the Seven Rays as distributed by the Solar Logos. The “Jewel” over which Vulcan rules is sevenfold (though, interestingly, it has eight radiations-four atmic and four buddhic). An influence potentially active at the first initiation, when the will of the soul begins to dominate the will of form.

We know that Leo (with Libra) is active at the first degree. Since “Vulcan and the Sun are one”, and Vulcan too is active at the first degree, this combination, Vulcan in Leo, is within reason an important factor in this initial confirmed step into the spiritual kingdom. Vulcan in Leo can be potent at the third degree. The soul or “subjective Sun” dominates at the third degree. Vulcan is connected with the “Heart of the Sun”; Vulcan is reasonably connected with the third decanate of Capricorn in which the Sun (which may well be veiling Vulcan in this instance) rules. And Leo/Sun reasonably symbolizes the Egoic Lotus.

For the third degree initiate the soul dominates the form; Vulcan in Leo can reasonably be interpreted in this way (depending of course upon the degree of evolvement of the individual in question). I suspect Vulcan in Leo at the fifth degree. Leo is the fifth sign and the Master is a fifth degree initiate. He is one, moreover, in whom the Will of the Monad (Vulcan) dominates. The Master is taking His ‘Solar Transfiguration’; Vulcan is certainly a transmuting and transfiguring agent, working great changes in the substance aspect (whether that substance is relatively crude or subtle).

Vulcan in Leo, the “Jewel” at the heart of every lotus (or ‘sun-flower’) and not only the “Jewel in the [Egoic] Lotus”. We know the Leonian affinity for jewelry; in this case a diamond within a gold setting.

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

Fidel Castro
Sir Alexander Fleming
Mata Hari
H. S. Olcott
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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