Astrology Karmic Life Forces
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Introduction
 
 A Karmic Philosophy of Astrology
 
     Astrology is the study of the effects of planetary forces upon man. It
     is not fortune telling. It is one of the best methods for man to learn
     about who he is, where he came from and where he is going. Astrology
     reveals CHARACTER  and character  is destiny. If man  can change his
     character, then man will have changed  his destiny. The main uses of
     astrology are diagnosis of  health and sickness, character analysis,
     vocational guidance, analysis of children's horoscopes so as to give
     parents a better idea  as to  how best  to raise  their children,  and
     analysis of the compatibilities between people.
 
     Astrology does not show anything but tendencies. A man can rule his
     stars by exerting his will. If a man decides to flow with the tide  of
     life, then the tendencies indicated in  the birth  chart will  at some
     time have their effect. The one thing a birth chart  does not  show is
     the WILL of the  individual and  how he  may exert  it. The matter of
     exercising free will is left entirely up to the individual. The wise
     man rules his stars, the fool  is ruled  by them.  Astrology forewarns
     and being forewarned, a man is thus forearmed to better cope with the
     struggles of life.
 
     Remember that good or so-called evil configurations are not the result
     of chance or luck, but are  the product  of our own past  acts -  the
     horoscope shows what we have earned by our  past living  and therefore
     what we are entitled to in the present life. What we lack in this life
     can be gained in the future by applying ourselves to the task at hand.
     The stars IMPEL but do not COMPEL.  As Goethe, the great mystic, said,
     "From every power that holds the world in hains, Man frees himself
     when self-control he gains."
 
     The Law of Consequence  ("Whatsoever a  man sows,  that he  shall also
     reap") works in harmony with the planets. The spirit is born into the
     physical world at that opportune time when the Law and the planets may
     operate in harmony with each other. The birth of an Ego is so timed by
     the  Lords  of  Destiny, that the  horoscope, which is the clock of
     destiny, registers the kind of debts which the Ego has incurred in its
     previous lives, and the time when these debts come to  fruition, when
     the harvest  from the seeds which have been sown must be garnered.
     However, the law of destiny is not a blind law, for it may be modified
     to a certain degree in proportion to the amount of will power awakened
     and utilized by the Ego. "For be not deceived, God is not mocked. The
     mills of the gods grind exceedingly slow, but they grind  exceedingly
     fine."
 
     There are three factors which bring to us the mystic message of  the
     stars - the houses, the signs and the planets. Each house represents a
     department of life, the signs are  divisions of  the heavens which by
     their placement relative to the houses indicate our  basic temperament
     and attitude towards life, and the planets are  the messengers  of God
     which by their motion through the  houses and  signs bring  to us  the
     opportunities  for  soul  growth  which  we  need  for  our individual
     development. Think of the  planets as  representing the  players in  a
     play. The signs, then, would describe  the role  that each player has
     and how he expresses his character, the houses  represent the  various
     settings  of  the  play  and  the  angular  relationships  between the
     planets, the aspects, represent the plot of the play. Each planet has
     a  characteristic  energy. That  energy can  be expressed  either
     positively  or  negatively. The way that  energy  is  expressed is
     determined by  the aspects  of the  other planets  to that  particular
     planet.
 
     The horoscope shows endencies only. It is a matter for you to
     determine how any planetary position will work itself out. That will
     be determined by the use you make of your own WILLPOWER.
 
 
                         THE RISING SIGN OR ASCENDANT
 
     The sign that is on the eastern horizon at the moment of  birth is
     called the Rising Sign or the Ascendant. The Ascendant marks the
     difference in temperament, disposition, physical appearance and
     personality of individuals. It is the  lens through which everything
     else in the chart is focused or looked through, thus coloring the way
     we look at everything. People see us through our rising sign and we
     see the world through our rising sign.
 
    
     GENERAL ELEMENTS
 
     Planets represent the driving forces.
 
     Signs represent the static forces which color and modify the influence
     of the planets.
 
     Planets in signs indicate the character and inner capacities.
 
     Planets in houses give the circumstantial details of the life.
 
     The  aspects indicate harmony or disharmony between the planetary
     influences.
 
 
     NATURE OF THE SIGNS
 
     Cardinal signs - Initiative, activity.
 
     Fixed Signs - Stability, endurance.
 
     Common Signs - Flexibility, adaptability.

     Fire Signs - Spiritual power, impulse, enthusiasm.
 
     Earth Signs - Materialism, practicality.
 
     Air Signs - Intellectuality, sociability.
 
     Water Signs - Spiritual and psychic qualities, emotion.
 
 
     KEY TO THE CHART
 
     Astrology is a science of probabilities. Any aspect, position or
     configuration may represent any one of a number of possibilities and
     the only way to get a reasonable line on which one of these will
     develop is first to ascertain the key to the chart as a whole. The key
     is usually found in some strong  group of  planets or in the ruling
     planet. For instance, if a person has the 12th house occupied by two
     or three of the strong planets, we know that he is more or less of the
     mystical type and he  will therefore be interested  in the mystical
     aspect of life. Then, since he is mystically inclined, if in the  same
     chart there are planets in the 8th house, which rules legacies and
     also latent occult ability and regeneration, we judge that the native
     will be more interested in the two latter matters than in legacies of
     money or property, and that legacies therefore will play a
     comparatively unimportant part in his life even if he should receive
     any.
 
     NO EVIL IN PLANETARY VIBRATIONS
     There is no evil in any planet. The only evil that may result from
     planetary vibrations comes from our misuse of them or our inability to
     control them. Any planet emits exactly the same vibrations at  all
     times, but the square between two planets tends to incite to excess in
     the use of these vibrations and to carry activities that come under
     their influence to such an extreme that they become evil.
 
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