Material life: refining the outer to match the inner: the natural instinct of matter
|Rays:||Ray 3, Ray 7|
|Esoteric decanates:||1st: Venus, 2nd: Mercury, 3rd: Moon|
|Retrogressive motto:||Let isolation be the rule and yet—the crowd exists|
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Curiously it is Sepharial who places the rulers of the decanates more accurately than does Leo. […] Sepharial gives us Venus, Mercury and the Moon whereas Leo apportions the Moon, Mars and Jupiter to these decanates. The mind, the uses of conflict and form life are the contributing factors, leading the soul along the way of incarnation. The instrument of release is, in the last analysis, the right use and control of the organ of illumination which is the mind. Hence the necessary emphasis ever laid upon meditation when the aspirant awakens to spiritual opportunity. The strength which comes through conflict and constant struggle builds up steadily that reserve of strength and power which enables the aspirant to take the final tests of discipleship in Scorpio and to brave in Capricorn the trials of initiation and the breaking of all the bonds which the processes of incarnation have forged.