D Ray 5 (sacred planet)
Method: Refinement of the mind, and appreciation of intelligent division
|Rulerships:||Orthodox: Taurus Libra Esoteric: Gemini Hierarchical: Capricorn|
|Dignities:||Exaltation: Pisces Fall: Virgo Detriment: Aries Scorpio|
|Symbol:||D An circle above an equal-armed cross.|
Venus: general information
Details to follow
Orthodox: Taurus ⇧
Orthodox: Libra ⇧
Esoteric: Gemini ⇧
Details to follow: the objective mind in the field of personal bonds, the intelligent application of dispassionate connection.
Hierarchical: Capricorn ⇧
Details to follow: Venus as hierarchical ruler of Capricorn: the need of the abstract and formless for form, the processing of experience in the redemption of matter; Makara—the cryptic “secret of the crocodiles” and spiritual element of humanity to refine and elevate matter. See the 5th hierarchy (EA 37, 45-49).
(To follow) The decanates in Esoteric Astrology are not given consistently. They are sometimes reversed and other times given in the familiar direction. Current research aims to provide a coherent system that ensures consistency and reduces ambiguity, while adhering to the basic tenets of the esoteric decanates as well as the “reversal of the wheel”. Alan Leo’s decanates tend to follow the traditional method (i.e. the rulers of each sequential sign by element), yet Alice Bailey often replaces these, sometimes with Sephirial’s planets, and at other times with fresh esoteric replacements.
For now, decanates are covered under the “Details” tab in each sign.
Exaltation in Pisces ⇧
Fall in Virgo ⇧
Detriment in Aries ⇧
Detriment in Scorpio ⇧