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Tapestry of the Gods
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by Michael D. Robbins

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Vulcan in Scorpio

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 Scorpio

The control of the nine heads of the Hydra by “sheer force of will” A powerful R4 combination, just as is Vulcan in Taurus. The will of the “monster”; every head of the Hydra strengthened by self-will. The will to resolve conflict, perhaps by drastic means. Vul-Cain puts Abel to death; destruction of the errant power of the sacral center by force of will. Fashioning the weapons of war; wielding with smiting power the weapons of war. The will to “go to the depths”-whether the depths of psyche or the depths of matter; the “fire of heaven” descending to the “depths of hell”.

The power of the eighth petal; a will petal, reasonably associated with Scorpio, entailing willful sacrifice. Confrontation with the “forces of evil” through the “strong will”. The destruction which precedes the first initiation. The triumph of will over desire at the second initiation. Bringing the lighted will of the soul to the astral plane. ‘Building’ a new emotional body, and thus a force, through will, for emotional transformation. (Transmutation refers principally to the physical body; Transformation to the emotional body; and Transfiguration to the mental body). Bringing the “unfettered enlightenment” of Shamballa to the World of Illusion (ruled by Scorpio- “Let Maya flourish and deception rule”.)

A combination which brings about the “death of the personality”. The triumph of the will of the soul over the entire aroused personality at the third initiation. (Scorpio is active at each of the first three initiations.) The mastery of the “fearful conflict” which precedes the third initiation. The “triumphant disciple” in full control of the Dweller. It is difficult to think that Scorpio is not also involved at the fourth initiation, but perhaps in a higher way. Scorpio is associated with the Fourth Creative Hierarchy, the fourth or buddhic plane, and why not the fourth degree where so much destruction is wreaked. Vulcan, with its power of isolation, would, in Scorpio, destroy the hold which form life (again number four) has over the triadally-ascending soul.

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

Marie Antoinette
Vincenzo Bellini
Benvenuto Cellini
Marie Curie
Fyodor Dosteovski
Desideius Erasmus
Michel Gauquelin
Billy Graham
Genghis Khan
Timothy Leary
Anton van Leeuwenhoek
George Patton
Auguste Rodin
Carl Sagan

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