Signs: Cardinal Cross—Aries

Ray 7 triangle Ray 1 triangle

I come forth, and from the plane of mind, I rule

Achieving sufficient initial impulse to act: the primal intention to manifest

Cardinal complement:Libra
Rays:Ray 1, Ray 7
Othodox ruler:Mars
Esoteric ruler:Mercury
Hierarchical ruler:Uranus
Esoteric decanates:1st: Jupiter, 2nd: Sun, 3rd: Mars
Retrogressive motto:Let form again be sought
Aries triangles:

Aries in detail

Details to follow.


The decanates can also be dealt with in two ways, according to the direction in which man is travelling upon the wheel and therefore entering the sign, speaking in symbols. If he enters Aries when on the Common Cross he will come under the influence of Mars, the Sun and Jupiter, according to Sepharial. This means conflict, revelation and the successful satisfaction of desire and ambition as the aeons pass away. When he reorients himself and mounts the Fixed Cross, he comes under the influence of Jupiter, the Sun and Mars, for the initiate and the disciple culminates his career in any of the signs with a final and dominant struggle and fight. I would remark here that Alan Leo had a glimpse of the inner significance of the decanates when he assigned Mars, the Sun and Venus to the three decanates. He touched the truth of the inner subjective reversal upon the wheel which brings in other energies and influences when he substituted Venus for Jupiter. Mind and heart must be coordinated and brought into play when the great reversal takes place. {page no.?}