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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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Vulcan in Taurus

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 Taurus

Perfecting the structure and beauty of the form. “Burnishing the shield of Mars”; putting matter under maximum pressure until it yields its ‘light content’, and yields is ascending ‘light-form’. Willful creativity in matter. The obduracy of matter. Stubborn, resistant self-will. Tamas at its worst. The blinding light of the “Eye of Shiva”, “Wisdom’s Eye”.

The capacity to command through the ajna center, or (alternatively) the “Third Eye” (These two are not the same.) Overpowering “unfettered Enlightenment”; the “Will-to-Light” Divine Will projected through the power of the “Word”. The incontrovertible Will of God in Matter. The Manu shaping the vessels of life in the three worlds. The ‘shape’ that Sound imparts; the ‘shaping’ power of vibration. Vulcan, as the sacred planet primarily distributing the first rayon the soul level can reasonably be associated with the Law of Vibration. The empowerment of the physical form; the empowerment of the radiance of the etheric body.

The isolation ‘incurred’ by turning all ‘things’ to ‘light’ The capacity to overcome Taurean desire through Will and detachment; the ‘antidote’ to Taurean desire. The ‘Jewel’ (Vulcan) within the ‘Treasury’ (Taurus). The ‘Treasure Chamber’ is the causal body. The hammer blow that shatters the causal body at the fourth initiation. This might equally be said of Aries.

Centralization within isolation at the fourth initiation. The power of the enlightened will to overcome glamour at the second initiation. The power to master the physical form through will at the first initiation. An energy associated with the “Heart of the Sun” and the Central Spiritual Sun; The ‘Jewel’ is, in a way, the ‘Heart’, and the Pleiades (associated presently with Taurus) can reasonably be considered the “Central Spiritual Sun”. Etc., as intuition and reason dictate-

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

Karl Barth
Johannes Brahms
John Brown
Robert Browning
Catherine the Great
Teilhard de Chardin
Oliver Cromwell
Richard P. Feynman
Sigmund Freud
Martha Graham
David Hume
Jeddu Krishnamurti
William Lilly
Nicolo Machiavelli
Karl Marx
Florence Nightingale
Eva Peron
Maximillian Robespierre
William Shakespeare
Rabindranath Tagore

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