Triangles: Gemini Virgo Mercury


Promotes intensification of the evolutionary process

One of three triangles connected by Gemini and the rulership of Mercury and the fourth ray energy of harmony through conflict, and focussed on the Earth, producing struggle and relation between three sets of various polar pairs of force, each symbolised by one of the triangles.

Mercury, the star of conflict, is also the major planet of relationships, for it governs and “engineers”… the interplay between our Earth with its conditioning constellations. In the case of Gemini, it relates our small planet to Virgo (Mutable Cross), to Aries (Cardinal Cross) and to Scorpio (Fixed Cross). […] through the medium of this inter-relation… the three cosmic Crosses become closely related and, in Gemini, certain of the fundamental zodiacal influences—synthesised and coordinated—are focussed upon our planet. This produces strain, action and reaction, and that condition of potent struggle and of difficulty which is so characteristic of our planetary life, but which produces eventually the awakening of humanity to full planetary consciousness… (358-9)


The result of the activity of Mercury as it rules Gemini is to produce a steady pull between the pairs of opposites; in Virgo it produces that interior struggle between the exoteric not-self and the esoteric self, between the form-consciousness (planetary, human and subhuman) and the soul within all forms. (358)

The influence of Mercury as it relates Virgo and Gemini is to condition the soul within the form and subject it to those influences which will lead to the intensification of the ordinary evolutionary process and the consequent waxing of the soul light and the waning of the light in matter itself. This initiates the struggle which, in a human being, is consciously realised as being between soul and personality.

This leads to a final stage in Capricorn. (360)

Involving each astrological cross, the above three triangles cover (in respective order) the three primary qualities:

  1. Life: Will aspect
  2. Consciousness: Love/wisdom aspect
  3. Form: Intelligence aspect

All this activity is intensified by two facts: one is that the Earth is the Hierarchical ruler of Gemini and … Venus is the esoteric ruler. This intensifies all that goes on and leads to the unfoldment upon our planet of the consciousness of universality… (361)

References from Esoteric Astrology: 358-61