From the 23rd of September to the 23rd of October
- Rules: The Kidneys
- Metal: Copper
- Stone: Chrysolite
- Perfume: Galbanum
- Plant: Pine and Cypress
- Flower: Narcissus
- Planet: Venus
- Color: Green
- Element: Air
- Keyword: Love
- Day: Friday
- Ruler: Uriel
Now we enter into the equilibrating sign of Libra. This sign is in the house of Saturn and Venus.
The planets of the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn live and throb within “our” consciousness.
Between death and new birth, the “good souls” must develop within each one of the planetary auras whose mixtures form that which all books of spiritualism denominate as “planes.”
Libra influences the kidneys.
Libra is the sign of the equilibrating forces, and the forces of our human organism must totally balance in our kidneys.
All the forces of the universe continually seek equilibrium; we must learn the equilibrium of all things.
You must not mix antagonistic forces because terribly destructive forces are the outcome of such a mixture. Look carefully at those who surround you, and do not live in a house with people full of hatred, or superficiality, because the mixture of antagonistic forces creates destructive forces for you, and for those who live with you. Learn, therefore, the force of equilibrium.
Intellectuals end up “thoughtless” or wacky because they attempt to go against the forces of equilibrium.
Imagine an encounter of energies forming an X. Now then, let us take this example to a human being. Every human has a connection of seven vehicles, and if we concentrate our attention on the mind or Mental Body, which is the center of your X, the outcome would be the rupture of the Mental Body.
Intellectuals who have their attention fixed only on the intellect, end up breaking the Mental Body. Almost all intellectuals have all their manias and insanities disguised within their theories and “speculations.”
In ancient times, humans were more simple, and since they did not have the intellect of the animal soul, they perceived the subtle world and the planetary genii.
Ancient humans grew spiritually under the influence of Ursa Major (the Big Dipper); therefore, if our students want to awaken their consciousness, they must meditate intensely on Ursa Major.
The constellation Ursa Major radiates powerful spiritual forces; this is why we must learn how to converse with the sidereal genii of that constellation.
There is a key to transport oneself to that constellation. The key is to meditate profoundly on a “yellow stone” that exists in the Astral Plane. Do this exercise in the moments of transition between vigil and sleep and you will then transfer yourself in the Astral Body to the largest star of Ursa Major, where a powerful and gigantic civilization exists.
Since the seventeenth century, the Earth has entered a new era of spiritual awakening. That awakening will shine in its entire splendor in the sign of Aquarius, the present era. That awakening is due to the influence of the great enlightened “Buddha” who, in the seventeenth century, became the redeemer of the Martian humanity, and was crucified in the forces of Mars in order to redeem the Martians and help our terrestrial humanity with “Buddhic-Martian” forces that now radiate from Mars.
In our next lesson we will talk to you in detail about Buddha-Mars.
Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Orifiel are the four Lords that rule the karmic balance and the four winds (North, South, East, and West). These are the four angels of the four cardinal points of the Earth. Esoteric astrology must live within the law of perfect equilibrium.
The true and legitimate order of the days of the week is as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (Monday is our present day Sunday, Wednesday is our present day Monday, etc).
This is the authentic and legitimate calendar that the Roman Catholic sect adulterated, and which it befalls on us to restore in order to live in accordance with the law of equilibrium. The authentic week is based on the law of true equilibrium and planetary order.
We must learn how to look at the alternatives of pleasure and pain, of profit and loss, with indifference.
The Bhagavad Gita states:
When the mind is led by the wandering of the senses, then it carries away the soul, like the wind a ship on the water.
The Sutta Nipata teaches:
Kill sensation. See equally pleasure and pain, profit and loss, victory and defeat.
The natives of Libra must intensely live the former paragraphs in order to transcend pain.
The natives of Libra are very skillful in everything, but suffer much in love, since their love affairs and life are as unstable as the scale.
Stand with your feet firm and arms extended to the sides in the form of a cross or scale and move inclining the waist seven times to the right and seven times towards the left, with the intention that all your energies become balanced in your kidneys.
The teacher of your class,
Samael Aun Weor
This chapter is from The Zodiacal Course (1951) by Samael Aun Weor. It is included in the print and ebook editions of Practical Astrology by Glorian Publishing (a non-profit organization), which are illustrated to aid your understanding, and include features like a glossary and index. Buy the book, and you benefit yourself and others.