Now that I have been doing this blog for a year, I am changing my format a bit . If you have been following my blogs at all, you know that I have tried to incorporate colors, artwork, poetry or powerful writings, etc. All of this is part of the numenistic energy of esoteric astrology. I will continue to do this, but adding a heavier emphasis on the Rays.
Esoteric Astrology is just one key to the Ancient Wisdom Traditions. Another major key and perhaps the one which works most closely with esoteric astrology, is Esoteric Psychology, which is the science of the Rays. In the Ancient Wisdom Traditions, we believe that we start with the Word – 1 – then go to the Trinity – 3 – and the 3 break down into the 7 which then disperse among the 12. We have a very clear picture of this: 1 – 3 – 7 – 12.
As this year continues on, both a new year for my blog and a new year for the Zodiac, I will talk more about this relationship. But for now, let’s move on into some Taurean ideas.
Taurus is the Romantic of the Zodiac. Other signs rule love, passion, marriage, but Taurus is the one who loves to bring the flowers and chocolates, sleep in late, and thoroughly enjoys life.
Think of the toddler, just past baby stage and into exploration, exploration of toes and fingers and other such accoutrement, exploration of this physical world we live in. Taurus is the appreciation of fine things, or, just things. This is the sign which connects us to our material world, sometimes too much. Of all the signs, Taurus can be the most materialistic. But the purpose of this stage of evolution is to learn appreciation without attachment. To do this requires both Will and Harmony. The first Ray of Will & Power (SCARLET) is just what it sounds like. It is the Will to Be. A bull striding through a field is certainly a good example of that concept. But that’s not all he is.
The 4th Ray of Art and Harmony through Conflict – YELLOW – expresses through Taurus mostly through the art and harmony part of this Ray. Taurus loves art and when well evolved is a fine expression of the Art of Living. Some of you may wonder why I focus on Brenda Heim’s artwork. Simple. I love it! It expresses so much, is so full of Life and Soul and it doesn’t impose upon whatever YOU might see and feel about the painting. At the risk of doing exactly that, I like the scarlet and yellow of the Rays as well as the fact that it looks like a great splash of flowers in a field, just like Ferdinand the Bull might choose to lie down in. 🙂