the Ordinary Wheel
21st to April 20th
the Word said:
Let form again be sought
decan Mars March
21st to April 1st
decan Sun April 1st
decan Jupiter April
11th to 20th
Please read the prefatory
material before investigating your own Decanate Stage, as proper
assignment is required. i.e., your birth date does not
indicate the stage of development, rather, you must employ
a subjective recognition of the state of consciousness (point
of advance along the Path of Initiation) which you, or another,
this note on determining the decanate.
One Physical Man
21st to April 1st
the Ordinary Wheel as it rolls clockwise into illusion, the first
sign is entered via Mars in the first decan. The Sun is in the central
decan and Jupiter in the third. Mars inaugurates the process of
individualization and impulses the initial movement outward into
incarnation, embodying the blazing will and burning desire to physically
manifest and experience Earth.
is the dynamic impulse of Mars that propels the emergence of the
soul upon the Path of Outgoing through the medium of a physical
body. It is possible only through the use of a physical form for
the soul to express itself in the lower three material worlds of
human evolution. The first response or thrill of the soul is to
the pull, urges and suggestions of the physical body wherein it
keep in mind that the conditioning force of each planetary decanate
ruler produces a dual influence. In other words each decan has lower,
recessive and negative traits on the one hand and, on the other,
higher, positive and active features.
the recessive Martian specimen, the characteristic profile is exceedingly
like that of a sheep, rather than the young ram which is usually
associated with Aries. In these cases the cranium and skull are
very rounded with the forehead protruding, low and wide. The brow
is prominent and the eyebrows thick. The lower forehead has a characteristic
expression of a scowl. On the inside of the brows towards the nose
we find deep lines or raised surfaces. The nose always has a trick
of standing out from the face. It is thick, fleshy, with a high
bridge or bump down its trunk markedly standing out from the face
in the stereotypical uncompromising ram-like manner.
hair is typically orange, titian or red, abundant, woolly and coarse,
but the man's beard tends to be scraggly and sparse. The eyes possess
a timid, skulking or furtive expression, wide-open, often bulging.
The eyes will show a dull or sleepy expression very similar to a
weak specimen of the first decan of Pisces which is also under the
dominion of Mars. They characteristically bear a facial expression
of apology for their own existence. Is this surprising? It should
caricature of the unevolved Martian type is to be found on the lowest
levels wherein cringing greed, slackness, loudness, rudeness, excess
and orgiastic self-indulgence are the norm. Commonly the general
expression on the face is one of an insufferable pride. The weak,
small, narrow, pointed sheep-like chin is certainly not pronounced.
The jaw-line is also weak and the mouth small. The bottom lip is
usually thicker and more prominent than the upper, which tends to
a real severity and reticence.
recessive feminine type can appear as the most mannish, butch or
masculine female persona in the entire zodiac; moreover unattractive,
unsympathetic and decidedly lacking in feminine seduction or repose.
of the recessive body type such as the legs and arms are tiny, pathetic
and weak, or thick, short and very fat; in any case always appearing
disproportionate. Overall symmetry of the body is lacking, whether
short or tall, pathetically small or grossly large; while the physical
frame itself appears somewhat awkwardly arranged. Regardless of
size, the recessive body displays a characteristic degenerate posture
real sense of physical rhythm and timing, such as is required in
music or dance for instance, is non-existent. Spastic, clumsy and
heavy, the movement is certainly lacking in style and grace. In
sports for example, timing, agility, and footwork remain a lifelong
problem, shortcoming and handicap. Showing restless movements without
purpose, the body appears at times totally given to a perpetual
irritation of spasmodic or quick motions.
the primitive stage the physical decan is a place of dark, violent
and short-lived lives and unstable beginnings characterized by blind
and undirected experience. Perhaps it is not truly fair to state
so, but the unevolved Ram appears to be just about deaf, dumb and
indwelling consciousness is identified with and imprisoned within
the types of consciousness of the specific form, matter, substance,
time and space with which it finds itself surrounded. These young
Arietians are simply animals with vague higher impulses, which must
remain simply impulses. Initially in fact, the incarnated soul's
intelligence is of such a low order that it only possesses a dim
and nebulous awareness of itself and of the surrounding life.
the first stage the infant-like soul is easily bewildered both by
events and by others in advance of themselves. Free will is, as
yet, non-existent. Perhaps the best analogy is that they are somewhat
like a newborn baby; completely overwhelmed by the environment,
they are slow, inert and inarticulate. The Ram's horizon is totally
limited by the physical plane while the basic life outlook is exceedingly
muddled, shortsighted and narrow. Totally conditioned by mass consciousness,
mass reactions and mass ideas they are simply mediums receptive
to concepts which are not their own or self-achieved.
the early stage then, this decan type is best described as a negative
impressionable automaton, blind, fanatic, sectarian and unreasoning.
The idea of ordered activity or of a conscious and purposeful goal
is unknown. Logic and reason are incomprehensible and unattainable.
Having no sense of time and grasping no purpose in events, they
cannot be trained along any mental line and very rarely demonstrate
skill in any direction.
naturally, at this embryonic stage of the career, concentration
and sustained application to a given task have not been developed.
They are only suited to learn on their own through direct, immediate,
painful experience and are exceedingly difficult to control or teach.
supervenes early in the life because instinctively the struggle
and strife for that which is physically desired will naturally predominate.
Useless friction, fierce opposition, endless delay and struggle
against failure are the common lot. Strongly conditioned by fear,
stress, strain and superstition, the young Ram is stubborn and bigoted
in belief and ever prone to sudden gusts of fury and ferocity. In
the base type this produces the typical inquisitor and amounts to
a real heedlessness, blindness and deafness. Brutality, torture,
resentment and systematic bullying come naturally. These Rams will
not lift a finger to help outside their immediate sympathies.
warriors, when aroused in battle they fight like demons. The young
Martian type can be very destructive for they operate only through
physical desire and are not directed towards gaining wisdom. They
need handling with care for they are too energetic, one-pointed
and too full of personal desire. They head straight for the rocks
of fanaticism and the dangerous shoals of superficial desire.
this first phase of the Ram's experience, the desire for physical
satisfaction and the pursuit of prey or material acquisition of
some kind mark the life-path. Blindly and impotently they go on
their way swayed by the lowest forms of physical desire. The Ram
will follow the line of least resistance and unconsciously obey
the dictates of the natural instincts of his animal body.
overwhelming urge of the incarnated soul is to experience, to exist
and to satisfy the instinctual nature. The whole process is one
of experiencing, grasping, existing, followed by renewed demand
for satisfaction. The sensation is an active one of being engaged
in the process of carrying on a hand-to-hand conflict with death.
view of this, the Ram is an extremely intolerant person and is always
enamored of his positions of authority, ever thinking first and
foremost of his own exaggerated self-importance. Ram-man is willful,
suppressive, controlling, militaristic, power-hungry, dominating,
destructive, angry, violent, prideful, egoistic, separative, unreasonable,
isolated and arrogant. He is full of impatience, obstinacy, inhibition
and is known for his unrelenting ambition, hardness and cruelty.
and set thought patterns go along with his total lack of intuitive
sensitivity, excessive loves and total identification with material
objectivity. Committed to his keenly desired objective, which is
effective pursuit of intensely focused personality desire, the developed
personality demonstrates an unflagging persistence, earnestness,
sincerity, loyalty, adherence and sacrificial ardor.
Arietians under Mars become receptive to religious guidance, albeit
in blind faith. They then strive not to be so self-indulgent or
inclined upon luxury, and endeavor to gain a sense of humility,
an unshakeable faith, unswerving devotion, unwavering dedication
and undimmed optimism. Rams have the willingness to follow their
vision with enthusiasm, inspiration and orientation, and are ready
to devote themselves without reservation to the pursuit they value
sharp contrast, the active Ram type appears well-balanced and symmetrical
with proportional carriage and broad shoulders. Their Martian physiques
are strong, lean, hard, disciplined and muscular. Polished, clean-cut,
highly professional and well groomed, on the military side, the
Arietian soldier possesses a real reticence, appears quite strict,
fearless, regimented and severe. The large, aggressive and powerful
Ram is not one that you would wish to meet on the battlefield. They
take care of the business of killing with swift and brutal efficacy.
Their physical stride and bodily movements are measured, controlled,
powerful and well directed.
lines are longer and show more angular features compared with the
more short round lines of the recessive type. Well-shaped, straight
or aquiline, the nose itself prominently stands or juts out appearing
either somewhat short or long but in either case indicates a strong
and forceful character. Well-defined, the jaw line also shows strong
character with the chin small but sharply defined. Cranium and forehead
are unusually long and high, as are the cheekbones.
set and small, the expression of the eyes can appear steel-cold,
possessing a dominating, keen, fearless or haughty expression. Looking
impersonally right through you, utterly indifferent, cold, unmoving
and detached, the eyes at times possess the most intense and penetrating
stare. The usual expression of the eyes is however, sincere, sensitive
and charming, reflecting a real tenderness. It is interesting to
observe that the ears and mouth, like that of the totem of the sign,
are usually small and well shaped.
is in the above analysis much to consider. As you correlate and
observe, ponder and think, light will come. I have sought in the
case of the Ram-man on the first rung of the ladder to emphasize
the subjective causes and the objective effects of his physical
appearance. The two must always be related. The causes of the activity
or non-activity of the Ram—excessive or inadequate—are
initiated by the physical man himself either in this life or stemming
from an earlier incarnation.
the final analysis the physical body is the medium of his active
experience in and through matter. This body is the externalization
of the Ram's soul and according to the condition and point of evolution
so will be the appearance and nature—lower or higher—of
the outer physical form, thus qualifying all of its activities.
subjective keynote of this decan is the desire to manifest. The
task of the soul is to balance the lower psychic nature and its
expression through the medium of the body. Suffice it to say, the
mechanism of the Ram's divine perception is still in process of
development, and certainly at the physical stage has yet to achieve
a measurable usefulness.
primitive Arietian initially entering the sign, inaugurates the
process of Individualization whereby the soul nature and the form
nature meet and blend. Eventually desire for identification with
form changes into aspiration for self-awareness. Through the process
of successive incarnations, the various physical bodies of expression
are developed, little by little, until the interpretation of experience
intensifies, becoming more adequate and correct as time passes.
Mars eventually leads, after many rounds of death and rebirth upon
the Wheel, to the expression of one-pointed, highly developed and
directed personality effort.
reminds us that the primitive step on the way to selfhood of necessity
is selfishness and the ability to say I am, I wish, I desire and
Two. Emotional Man
1st to 10th
the physical battle has been fought and won, Ram-man steps into
the ranks of the emotionally polarized and joins those upon the
second rung of the ladder. He is no longer totally immersed in the
physical plane. Now he battles the forces of the astral or emotional
plane to which he now naturally reacts. The Ram gains, through his
evolving response apparatus, sentient consciousness in the world
the work and the labor of the soul expands to include the struggle
with the fulfilment of desires, glamours and ambitions. This battle
is stupendous—all that the Ram at this stage, can stand—but
from the wider angle of the soul it is only one more rung of the
it is the Sun which stimulates the sensitivity or awareness of moods,
emotions, desires and aspirations which have their roots within
the principle of self-awareness and self-consciousness. During the
early phase of emotional development the mental nature is not functioning
strongly and only very rarely does it come into any definite form
the early emotional stage the Aries man or woman is still only an
unwitting sheep of the human family, and can be regimented and standardized
with facility by orthodoxy and dogmatism of every type in any field,
especially science, the military, religion and politics.
the recessive or negative side a list of the astral traits include
unrealistic expectation, unresponsiveness, and insensitivity. The
Arietian in this decan often feels rejected, stressed, isolated,
alienated, misunderstood, dissatisfied and restricted. The Ram is
uncontrollable, unaware, ungenerous, dictatorial, overconfident,
blunt, self-destructive, insecure, forgetful, aloof, opinionated,
rebellious, argumentative, one-track, naive, demanding, scornful,
impulsive, angry, cold, cheap, cruel, hard, mean, violent, frenzied,
crazy, ballistic, unstable, repetitive, indulgent, impatient, irritable,
extreme, misleading, obsessive, grasping, possessive, resistant,
anti-social, snobbish, classist, racist, repressed, judgmental,
permissive, pugnacious and overbearing.
young Ram's personal horizon is extremely limited. He is known for
tacky style, questionable clothing, poor manners, bad taste, pet
glamours, devious delusions and nervous habits which run in tiny
grooves and small circles repetitively. Outside of his or her muddled
myopic viewpoint and modest skills, there is little comprehension
of life or circumstance. Struggling and grasping to make sense and
appearing at times quite mad or insane, they are at best simply
bewildered by other people's ideas, outlooks or attitudes.
self-trust is not yet possible, so neither is trust in others. The
advanced attributes and virtues of patience, tranquility, gentleness,
and humility remain latent but as yet, uncultivated.
superimposition of the force of the Sun over the astral body fosters
the sense of personal drama and helps to create the capacity to
visualize oneself as the center of one's environment. Like the Sun,
the Arietian imagines himself to be at the center of his own tiny
me the Heavens move and the stars in their course revolve"
is the motto of this stage. (TWM, p.393) This consciousness, this
sense of self, does help to determine their little destiny and relatively
important or unimportant fate.
Sun, it should be realized, is responsible for fostering Ram-man's
ambition and his longing for superiority, authority, fame, wealth,
comfort, leadership, influence and power in some field of human
expression. Rams plan and struggle to make an individual impact
on the world and to magnetically attract around themselves a group
of people who admire them, thus making them feel influential and
keep in mind, experiment with the energy flowing through them and
gather around themselves those people who vibrate to their note.
Self-referencing, self-cherishing and self-grasping are the benchmark
keynotes of the astral Aries. Do not forget that their entire motivating
force is personal desire and energy.
process of decentralization is not desirable or possible at this
stage of evolution. Compromise, tempering or restriction of their
desires, fantasies or dreams is out of the question even if they
are unusual, reckless, foolhardy or extreme. After many highs and
lows, risings and settings, the man in Aries gains a sense of power,
self-love, exalted ambition, a superiority complex and a determination
to reach the top rung of a particular ladder.
favor and disfavor will be known, but as applause is the breath
of life for the Sun-inspired Arietian they try to do nothing that
will endanger their popularity with their loved ones, fans or followers.
The Ram gains a sense of personal responsibility; although this
translates into a perception that the surrounding members of the
human family are dependent upon them, and thus a sense of self-importance.
we would naturally expect in one ruled by the Sun, competition and
emulation play a large part in Arietian progress, which of course
have their unlovely aspects as well as their beneficent and stimulating
effects upon the growth and development of personal character. Loyalty,
follow-through and tenacity are not among the early virtues, so
a constant desire for change of circumstance, surroundings and companionship
are impossible to control or master.
urges continually cause sufficient difficulty in all manner of personal
and family relations and quarrels. Commonplace, unrestrained emotional
excitement, such as screaming, shouting and ordering people about
— especially when stimulated by the urge for personal attention
and recognition — spells personal, family, business and social
trouble. Sibling rivalry is intense, often with the parents taking
sides with tragic consequence. Some lives appear to be stunted,
dwarfed, ruined or spoiled from the start.
energy enhancement of the Sun always leads to new endeavors and
fresh activities. Because of this stimulation, developed types appear
quite anomalistic. Becoming extraordinarily aggressive and self-willed
the Ram acts with a singular dominant selfishness, exhibiting an
extremely narrow range of sensitivity.
example, in matters of love the woman is exceedingly independent,
active and unhampered by any social, moral, or family consideration
beyond her own desires. The man, on the other hand, is passionate
but selfish, rigid, narrow and conventional. In both cases, they
typically resented early parental restraint or authority and are
emotionally preoccupied with evidencing sensitivity to the steadily
increasing intensity of their own vision, views and feelings.
type does, of course, possess a selfish instinctual love for those
who are supportive or necessary for emotional stability and physical
comfort, but they are in no way psychologically astute. Eventually
the Ram learns that personal fame, stardom or victory depends on
their adherence, and that only a sense of group loyalty gives any
large enterprise its best chance of success. It is only at a mature
stage of emotional growth that Aries will take the lion's share
of any danger involved, never shrinking, shirking or sparing themselves.
is the overlay of solar energy which also accounts for the sunshine-like
optimism and the outgoing fun-loving expression of Aries. Inspired
by the rays of the Sun, the Arietian subject is naturally bestowed
with a positive outlook and a bright enthusiasm, but as yet has
no means of gauging the opposing forces.
is largely spent in various states of astral bewilderment, confusion
and turmoil as they continually oscillate between simple awareness
of physical plane life and the life of the senses. In time and through
experience, the unfoldment and enhancement of the sensory apparatus
affords the Ram an ever-increasing consciousness of the world of
forms and the sentient ability to react to those forms with some
small measure of embryonic wisdom and intelligence.
Arietians are more immediately generous in showing spontaneous affection
than any other type. The personal manner seems to be perpetually
immature, loving, light-hearted, mischievous and given to practical
jokes. A real knack for getting in and out of all kinds of adolescent
foolishness is a forté, so life is composed of many narrow escapes,
adventures and escapades. Impulsive tendencies lead to the trouble
and sorrows that follow rash business partnerships, unions, engagements
and imprudent marriages.
the astral disposition is specially endowed with a sense of fun
along with a real gift for enjoying a situation, and may just succeed
in making any relationship, marriage or business partnership a more
or less happy contest or relatively enjoyable competitive duel.
At least the foibles, follies and fancies are always highly colorful
and full of dramatic flair.
on the positive side, the list of hallmark emotional tendencies,
traits and strengths are numerous. The Ram is gallant, dashing,
daring, fearless, unshrinking, unsparing, good-natured, virile,
fun-loving, lively, ambitious, consistent, courageous, self-expressive,
enthusiastic, well-directed, dynamic, interesting, positive, open,
affectionate, energetic, loyal, one-pointed, independent, sunny,
self-sufficient, undaunted, responsible, self-reliant, realistic,
idealistic, driving, visionary, tenacious, sincere, honest, magnetic,
imaginative, progressive, diplomatic, socially aware, persuasive,
dominant, humorous, generous, accepting, vigorous, fair and controlled.
many lifetimes in and out of every sign around the Great Wheel,
the revelation of the Sun ultimately bestows full sensitivity and
personal awareness of the hopes, wishes and dreams of the Lower
Self. In time, some form of personal destiny, fame and fortune is
sought by the Sun type and eventually attained. What is finally
produced is a dominant selfish personality expression. At the apex
of emotional development they express some obvious flair, style
and taste. Working hard at playing a special part in their unique
way, the mature Arietian becomes star-like, radiating a bright legacy.
Arietian in this decan governed by the Sun, like those born under
the sign of Leo, make good artistic performers, singers, athletes
or actors shining in stadiums, the arena, movies, theater and stage.
A quick glance at famous movie stars of the 20th century shows this
to be true. Consider for example Debbie Reynolds, Doris Day, Betty
Davis, Spencer Tracy and Gregory Peck, all of whom were born under
the central decan of Aries.
the superimposition and dominance of the Sun-ruled emotional decan
over the Mars-ruled physical decan bestows a tremendous brightness
and positivism of a new type. A sense of power grows, they develop
importance and influence, and a full-blown star is born.
Three. Mental Man
11th to 20th
now away from the development of the emotional body upon the astral
plane, the mental plane comes next for the Ram and eventually, at
the acme of the third stage the right use of the intellect is his
the first step of this period, the mind becomes the receiver of
impressions from the outer world via the five senses and the brain.
This is a negative condition whereby the modifications of the thinking
principle are brought about through the impacts of the external
world and the reactions of the Ram to the emotional plane.
the first stage of mental development the mind possesses only a
vague diffused awareness, unidentified with any definite form of
focus. The second aspect of the mental period of development commences
when the Ram's young mind is developed enough to begin to initiate
its own activities, and when the intellect becomes the dominating
factor and the individual becomes highly responsive to the thought
currents of the mental plane.
is Jupiter which produces the ultimate expression of self-conscious
personality existence. Under this expansive stimulation the Arietian
mind begins to awaken and steadily becomes increasingly self-aware.
The Ram brings the mind to bear upon information gained, sets his
own individual stream of consciousness, formulates his own thoughtforms,
as well as registering those of others. Superimposing itself on
other people and things, the mind growing in its own power becomes
the dominant factor overshadowing the entire personality expression.
Ultimately, through this expansive unfolding process an intellectual
grasp of environing conditions is fostered, a personal agenda formulated
and definite plans made.
the interim period of mental evolution however, the semi-educated
Arietian is blindly conservative, intolerant or bewildered by superior
persons and does not endure or countenance any person who holds
different values or beliefs.
recessive mind of the Ram is ready to strangle every new truth which
happens to knock for admission. Also on the negative side, Jupiter
fosters great mental pride and does lead to undue exaggeration and
inflation of the personal ego which in turn leads to falsification,
the tendency to stretch the truth and embroider the facts, and sometimes
to pathological lying.
same stimulation inclines the Ram towards shallowness, fanaticism
and callous indifference. Striking portraits of unevolved mental
types are revealed in the unmitigatedly selfish activities of miserly
husbands, bosses, deranged housewives, fraudulent schemers, dangerous
demagogues and brutal bullies. Needless to say, their erroneous
ideas, wrong thought, wrong actions and wrong speech have a devastating
effect on friends, family and associates. An ability to see through,
understand or overcome personal delusions is simply not yet actuated.
the preliminary phase of mental growth, the Aries man or woman is
incapable of reasoning outside of the deprived uniqueness of their
childhoods or traumatic personal life experiences. Remaining anomalistic,
iconoclastic, ungenerous, and dishonest with themselves, they secretly
and selfishly guard away their hidden treasures and wealth. They
are able to excuse themselves and their actions by means of self-induced
the positive side, the Aries mental disposition is best described
as engaging, outgoing, attractive, magnetic, good natured and freedom
loving. The advanced mental type is well traveled, educated and
sign eventually produces eloquent, powerful and persuasive minds
which are capable of exciting enthusiasm in others. In these cases
the mental body becomes quite expansive and develops great imaginative
range. It is in oratory and teaching that many Arietians find excellent
scope for their exuberant mental energy. Their speaking and writing
expression is Jupiterian in its free and flowing style, abounding
in descriptive illustration and evocative phrases with rhythmic
is ideally suited to the entrepreneur, all manner of sales positions,
marketing, public relations or inspirational speaking at pulpit,
podium or platform in service of a chosen 'crusade'. With its rousing
style of extempore address, measured swings and flights of eloquence,
this speaker may be inspirational (even if grammar and style are
defective and even if the ideas behind the words are illogical).
on singular efforts and seemingly independent of anyone, the formation
of real character begins to emerge, ejecting the Ram from the proverbial
flock of sheep. Actually they eject themselves from the conventional
social mold or fabric by 'going it alone', and in so doing Aries
people eventually become highly successful worldly icons convincing
in their own right. This is accomplished through the ongoing process
of constant battle, crisis, strain and struggle.
Arietians have attained worldly success upon the Ordinary Wheel,
they look down upon other people from their powerful positions.
Outside of their immediate sympathies they will not lift a finger
to help anybody or anything.
Aries mind loves to exercise military type authority, control and
power over lesser minds. Within the limited scope of personal power
and the range of personal desire therefore, the power to influence,
sway, guide and hold others is gained. They love to be admired or
adored. They love nothing more than to exercise their persuasive
minds when people seek their advice. They are good at giving someone
else a piece of their own mind, so to speak, but give little else.
They express at times, a truly elitist contempt for others and belittle
those less successful and fortunate.
real handsome, strong, rugged, superior individualism emerges here
along with a rough but perhaps dangerously disengaging maverick
quality. A magnetic, charming character bent on going its own way
and doing its own thing comes to the forefront. Some women cannot
help but be attracted to—and are often abused by—this
type of man.
male of the sign will relish having a cause to fight for and delight
in being a woman's champion, defending and protecting her with his
full strength, wealth, honor, personal code of honor and power.
In this way he proves his virility, masculinity and machismo. The
female Arietian on the other hand, will fight to insulate, protect,
heal, nurture, shield and guard her man, thus proving the potency
of her femininity. In both sexes, individual life-purpose is still
totally centered in the realm of personal selfish desire, with the
formulated intention of its own satisfaction and assuagement.
influence also fosters the development of the 'wish-life' with its
objective of dream fulfilment. These dreams are concerned with personal
happiness, passions, comfort and wealth leading eventually to nothing
less than the attainment of consummated desire of all and everything
on the physical plane.
do dominant Aries personalities come into being and find themselves;
they discover the distinction between their true self and the personality
equipment employed; they finally become conscious of vocation in
the true sense of the term. Paralleling this sequential development
is the slow inner growth of soul awareness.
the advanced mental stage the law of actions and their consequences,
the inevitable harvest of the fruits of our deeds, is now beginning
to be understood. Once the Ram has a well-founded belief in these
principles he or she automatically avoids doing wrong and becomes
properly oriented, guided and motivated.
Jupiter does ultimately guarantee the satisfaction of selfish personality
desire and material ambition, philanthropy will begin to occupy
the foremost place in the mind where previously only professional
zeal and a keen appreciation of personal glory had reigned supreme.
In the final analysis, Jupiter spells release from negativity and
blind unintelligent acceptance. Especially in situations where civil
or religious freedom is being curtailed, the insightful mind of
the Ram will be found actively engaged.
is demanded of the Aries man or woman at the advanced mental stage
of personality development is not acquiescence and acceptance, but
rather correct activity and free choice based on the separation
of the good and high values and truths from the low and undesirable.
their best, advanced Arietian personalities are highly educated,
widely-traveled, multi-lingual, international, cosmopolitan, refined,
enthusiastic, interesting, versatile, diplomatic, caring, positive,
open, affectionate, independent, intuitive, responsible, innovative,
skillful, technically competent, proficient, organized, generous,
honorable, fair, controlled, inspirational, expressive, socially
adept, pragmatic, goal-oriented, sincere, good-natured, lively,
successful, magnetic, colorful, visionary and imaginative.
integrated Ram personality demonstrates a lucidity of clear perception
and an inclusiveness which aspires to a comprehensive point of view.
A real tact has been evolved along with wonderful manners, good
taste, etiquette, tolerance, patience, serenity, empathy, sympathy
and compassion. The power to teach and illumine is gained along
with an ever expanding and unfolding love of knowledge, wisdom and
truth. This increases receptivity and impressionability, thus cultivating
an exquisitely developing artistic sensitiveness. The Aries male
emerges as a gentleman; perhaps a veritable diamond in the rough,
but a real gentleman nonetheless.
refined Aries makes a truly wonderful and accomplished host or hostess
loving to entertain, party, dine or feast at home. In this way,
if you can tolerate their personal manner and charisma, they are
truly generous and magnanimous to friends and family. The finer
things in life—such as art, wine, food or beautiful women—are
appreciated, sought after, enjoyed and collected. This serves to
reinforce the ego's sense of itself and its own self-conscious importance,
identity and tastes.
mental enhancement of the thinking process produces an efficient,
precise mind capable of organization and understanding. Eventually
this mind blossoms into a realm of fruitful and useful stimulating
activity in the world. As we can see then, the Ram emerges from
the fold eventually arriving at an intelligent understanding and
a life directed by purpose, forethought and planning instead of
blind, unintelligent acquisitive grasping.
cycle of feeding ardent desire, engaging in constant worldly undertakings
and securing material advantages begins to wane and comes to a close.
The blind process of evolutionary acquiescence becomes an increasingly
is Jupiter that reveals to us the method whereby the instinctual
nature is transmuted and sublimated into real intellect. Why is
this so? Because the intellect unfolds here as the result of applied
life-stimulation, the basic expansive evolutionary urge, the normal
processes of living and wide experience through diversified contact
with the environment.
growth away from the teaching and training of childhood is typical
of the mentally advanced Arietian. Rapid assimilation of fresh ideas,
always being at the forefront of progress in their field of work,
and active sympathy towards new thought, are the benchmark traits
of the mentally polarized and integrated Ram personality. As writers
they are capable of rising above the mundane and approaching universal
a vast cycle of lifetimes of garnered experience upon the Wheel,
when the Ram finally succeeds in climbing the mountain of vision
the perspective changes and the horizon enlarges. As the three-fold
personality has now been integrated into one coherent functioning
unit, the Ram can now direct, co-ordinate and control personal thought,
feelings and actions.
concrete mind is fully unfolded and reaches its apotheosis during
the high water mark of the third period, signaling the advent of
the dawning of the spiritual intuition and the nascent awakening
of the synthetic powers of the higher or abstract mind. The Ram
must now prepare to end the cycle of the closed self-centered life
and open the door wide to spiritual energy.
Arietian moves forward along the Path of Life now by subjecting
him or herself to the purifying process of what is termed the "burning
ground" of the soul. (EA, p.95)
is the beginning of the period wherein the Ram changes life direction,
purpose and method of working. When the fires of the personal or
lower concrete mind are sufficiently intense, the metaphorical "jungles
of experience" begin to be "set on fire" to eventually
on the Reverse Wheel, disappear in the
'Egoic flames' of the soul. (EA, p.95)
rapidity the dense fogs of personality illusion begin to dissipate,
allowing ever increasing soul light to pour through. Only at this
point does the future Way stand clear and unobstructed vision is
attained. Through this process the Ram becomes aware that there
is a divine Plan which underlies all fiery experiences and that
these fires are in fact literally the living, moving, breathing,
active, creative and formative agent.
of this realization is the entry point or portal for the fortunate
Ram seeking the path of true happiness, profound meaning, unfettered
enlightenment and transcendence. With down-turned horns it is now
time to knock with true headstrong power for admission at the door
of Initiation and request entry. New challenges now await, fresh
battles and glorious new spiritual warfare eventuates as the Ram
prepares to conquer the heavenly citadel of the Self and 'take heaven