Promotes intensification of the evolutionary process
Involving each astrological cross, the above three triangles cover (in respective order) the three primary qualities.
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… (EA 361)
- Aries-Gemini-Mercury: Life
- Will aspect
- Gemini-Scorpio-Mercury: Consciousness
- Love/wisdom aspect
- Gemini-Virgo-Mercury: Form
- Intelligence aspect
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.
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. (EA 358, 360)
Esoteric Astrology: 358-61