From the 19th of February to the 20th of March
- Rules: The Feet
- Metal: Platinum and Tin
- Stone: Amethyst
- Perfume: Thyme
- Plant: Century Plant (maguey) and False Plantain
- Flower: Violet
- Planet: Neptune
- Color: Violet
- Element: Water
- Keyword: Dignity
- Day: Thursday
- Ruler: Rasamosa and Uacabiel
Now, we have arrived at Pisces, the last sign of the Zodiac, governed by Neptune and Jupiter.
I have prepared this course with a single objective: that you may gain the limitless happiness of Nirvana.
Nirvana is the valley of profound silence and of “non-being,” but in reality, our “true Being” is in Nirvana because there we live in a form so different from our present state of comprehension that it transcends our ordinary senses, and that is why we call it “non-being,” while in fact our “real Being” is in Nirvana.
Nirvana is beyond love, and that which is beyond love is “absolute happiness.”
Nirvana lies beyond desire, beyond the mind, beyond will, beyond intelligence, and way beyond conscience.
Nirvana “is” the country of the Being.
How can we define Nirvana? There, the soul is totally fused with the Innermost; it feels omnipotent and powerful within that happiness with unknowable limits.
There, the drop has united within the ocean, and the ocean within the drop. There, the most ineffable melodies bring us to a state of beatitude that transcends all comprehension.
The great rhythms of fire invade the ineffable precincts of Nirvana. There, the souls with majestic countenances (dressed in robes of Dharmakayas and mantles of distinction), sing the delicious melodies of the “Mahavan” and the “Chotavan,” which sustain the cosmos during the Mahamanvantara.
The Initiator has to communicate the final truth to the disciple before entering into Nirvana.
The Initiator has to teach the disciple the great mystery of Nirvana, before the disciple enters Nirvana itself.
Nirvana is oblivion of the world and man forever.
The Gods from other Mahamanvan-taras live there in an indescribable state of happiness.
There, every tear has disappeared and only the happiness of the “Being” reigns.
The Nirvanis do not possess any of the four bodies of sin: physical, ethereal, astral, or mental. The Master takes only the psychic extracts from those bodies, which are absorbed and assimilated, before entering Nirvana.
The Nirvanis work under the direction of their stellar Fathers.
The Innermost of every human being is a child of a sidereal genie (Logos) and there are as many Fathers (Innermosts) in heaven as there are human beings on earth.
In each human reincarnation, every human being is born under a different star so that the ego is “rounded off,” little by little. But there is a star that rules our Innermost, and that Star never changes: this is our Father Star. This Star is our Father who is in the heavens.
Isbener Aldane states, “I raise my eyes towards the stars, from where help will come to me, but I always follow the star that guides my Innermost.”
When the heart of the solar system began to throb, after the profound night of “Pralaya,” at the beginning of the aurora of the Mahamanvantara, the Unmanifested First Logos of the great breath fecundated the Akash, and our seven planetary Logos emerged, shaping the Akash, or primordial matter, with the fire of life, in order to construct this solar system within which we are evolving.
These sublime architects of life saw that we were merely unconscious “rays” (Glorians) of the supreme Parabrahman (the eternal Father, always obscure, whom we call “the Absolute”). Those exalted prajapatis, or divine angels, were the ones who endowed those unconscious rays of the Absolute with that which today we call “Monad,” or better yet, “Innermost.”
Every human being has his Innermost, and every Innermost has its Father who engendered him; this is our Father who is in heaven.
Aum mani padme hum; this mantra is esoterically pronounced like this:
Om masi padme yom
(prolonging the sound of each letter, and syllabicating)
The meaning of this mantra is, “Oh, my God within me!”
This mantra must be vocalized with the heart, in profound meditation, adoring the Innermost, rendering cult to the Innermost, because the Innermost is essentially the soul of our father incarnated within us, our divine individuality in which we need to absorb ourselves to enter that infinite and indescribable happiness of Nirvana, where no suffering, tears, or pain exist.
Our Lord, the Christ, taught us to pray like this:
1. Our Father who art in heaven,
2. Hallowed be thy name,
3. Thy kingdom come,
4. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
5. Give us this day our daily bread,
6. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
7. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
This prayer is perfomed in profound meditation, adoring that ineffable star from which our “Innermost” came, and, in this manner, we will learn to converse with our Father who is in secret. Many might say, “Well, but how and in what way did our Father in heaven engender us?”
This needs an explanation, let us see:
Our Father is, first of all, a flame of burning fire, and all flames are susceptible to the fiery expansion and development, unfoldment, evolution, and independence of each of its sparks. Perform an experiment with any flame and you will see that the flame can spread everywhere, and that each of its sparks can become an independent flame.
Now, take this example to the aurora of the Mahamanvantara, and you will comprehend how your celestial Fathers engendered you.
Now, if you consider that each spark is associated with its own ray of light, you will then comprehend the relationship of the sparks to the light, and the relationship of our divine spark with the ray of Absolute Light to which we belong. That ray of Absolute Light is our Glorian.
Our “Glorian” is a breath, profoundly unknowable unto itself; our “Glorian” is a breath of the Absolute.
Before our “Glorian” had a divine Monad, it did not have any cognizance of itself; its cognizance was the cognizance of the Absolute, but it could not say, “I am I.”
But now, the “Glorian” of each of us is endowed with a “Divine Monad,” and that is why our “Glorian” can already say, “I am I,” “I am the Absolute,” and “I am here and now.” And thus, intoxicated with happiness, our “Glorian” will submerge within that ocean of supreme absolute happiness at the arrival of the cosmic night, in order to rise again from its profound rest, like an ineffable God at the beginning of the aurora of the new Mahamanvantara. Then each one of our “Glorians,” ineffable flames, will expand like fire expands. Each of our Glorian’s divine sparks will become a stone, a plant, an animal, a man, and an angel, and each of our Glorian’s divine sparks converted into flame will love and adore us, and will raise its song towards us, forever and ever, Amen, saying... “Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!” The incense of its prayers will reach our “Glorian” like an ineffable perfume filled with love.
Our “Glorian” will then do for our “children of the fire” the same that our parents have done for us.
It is convenient for the disciple to learn to visit his Father in the Astral Body, in order to receive direct instructions from his Father who is in heaven.
When the stellar rays reach our earth, they produce colors, sounds, and metallic elementals which then condense into metals. Metallic elementals that evolve become plant elementals; plant elementals transform into animal elementals; and then animal elementals finally become humans (their divine sparks-Monads awaken in order to incarnate for the first time within them) who eventually will become angels in order to return once again to their Father who engendered them.
All this descension and ascension of the virginal sparks through this journey of matter is symbolized by the ladder in Jacob’s dream.
What is iron? It is the soul of “Samael-Mars” evolving there.
What is copper? It is the soul of “Uriel-Venus” evolving there.
What is lead? It is the soul of “Orifiel-Saturn” evolving there.
What is gold? It is the soul of “Michael-the Sun” evolving there.
What is silver? It is the soul of “Gabriel-the Moon” evolving there.
What is tin? It is the soul of “Zachariel-Jupiter” evolving there.
All this flux and reflux of life resounds in all of nature with the Chinese gong.
Upon the arrival of the cosmic night, all the sparks (Monads), converted into flames, return into their stellar Fathers, and their stellar Fathers return into the Unmanifested Logos to submerge themselves into the limitless bliss of the Absolute, where neither tears nor pain exist, where we are all “one,” where we are all “that Seity,” the “unnamed,” “that,” “that,” “that.”
This flux and reflux of life is solidly confirmed in the Vedas, which are the most ancient sacred scriptures. The Advaita philosophy came millions of years before Jesus Christ. This is the ancient law of the pendulum.
There have been “stellar moments” for mankind, in which the sidereal Father of a great genie (Monad) has been able to speak and express himself through him, in order to initiate new cycles of spiritual culture.
I, Samael Aun Weor, am only the child (Monad) and the instrument of “Samael-Mars,” and what I teach you is the wisdom of my Stellar Father.
Each one of us (as Monads) has his spiritual and astral inheritance from his Stellar Father who is in heaven.
All the mental, emotional, psychic, and spiritual faculties are influenced by the occult properties of the scale of causes (which comes from the hierarchy of planetary genii), not by the physical planets. Once more we state that this is why we, the authentic astrologers, are not interested in mathematical astrology.
The solar system develops within the womb of the zodiac, and the twenty-four elders and their twelve zodiacal hierarchies work from this solar system through their planetary rays.
These twenty-four elders have their sacred names; each of the twelve zodiacal constellations is governed by two elders; as follows:
- Aries: Sataaran and Sarahiel
- Taurus: Bagdad and Araziel
- Gemini: Sagras and Saraiel
- Cancer: Ramdhar and Phakiel
- Leo: Sagham and Seratiel
- Virgo: Iadara and Schaltiel
- Libra: Grasgarben and Hadakiel
- Scorpio: Richol and Saissalel
- Sagittarius: Vhori and Saritaiel
- Capricorn: Sagdolon and Semakiel
- Aquarius: Archer and Sakmakrel
- Pisces: Rasamosa and Uacabiel
These are the twenty-four elders who rule the twelve zodiacal constellations. During your zodiacal exercises you must visit the sidereal temples of the genii with whom you are practicing.
Therefore, in Aries you will visit the genii of Aries, in Taurus, those of Taurus, etc., praying to these genii to come and treat your organs corresponding to the zodiacal sign with which you are working.
These twenty-four elders sometimes meet in the Earth’s heart temple, around the Lamb.
Our twelve faculties, or our twelve senses, are the twelve faculties of the zodiac within us. We must make our zodiac sparkle through these exercises in order to be converted into ineffable Gods.
Our body is entirely a musical harp where the seven vowels of nature must resound incessantly. Therefore, during Pisces it is necessary to vocalize the seven vowels as follows:
The sound of each of these vowels must be guided from our head to our feet. Master “Huiracocha” states that one hour of daily vocalization is worth more than reading a million books of oriental theosophy.
Pisces influences the feet, which are the sieves through which the energies that rise from the genie of the earth enter.
Our past lives are written on the lines of our feet. The ceremony of washing the feet, performed by the Divine Redeemer of the world, means that the “Divine Lamb” has come to wash away our past faults with His blood.
Christ is the Lamb of God who washes away the sins of the world.
The key to entering into Nirvana resides in absolute sanctity and in absolute chastity.
It is necessary for the student to learn the signs of the heavens. The wife of Julius Caesar, emperor of Rome, saw in her dreams “a falling star”; she tried to save Julius Caesar, but since he did not listen to her, he was assassinated when he entered the capital of Rome.
When Hitler launched himself to war, I clairvoyantly saw in plain daylight two yellow stars being separated from each other.
In Atlantis, there existed seven important oracles in the physical world. There, human beings studied the wisdom of the stars and consulted the sidereal Gods. The guardians of those mysteries were great initiates. In the oracle of Mars, Martian occultism was taught; in the oracle of Jupiter, the Jupiterian religion; in the oracle of Venus, the arts and Venusian knowledge; in the oracle of Saturn, the wisdom of Saturn; in the oracle of the Moon, lunar occultism; in the oracle of Mercury, Mercurian wisdom; and in the solar oracle, our Gnostic wisdom.
The ancient priests taught their disciples how to interpret the firmament. Those signs are interpreted by basing oneself on the law of philosophical analogies. For example: if you see black stars with your clairvoyance, there is failure for you. If you see a star fall from heaven at the moment when a friend leaves for a trip, then your friend will go into mourning. If the star falls on someone, or close to someone important, that personage will die. If a wandering star passes before thee by surprise, someone is leaving thee. If you see two yellow stars separating from each other it means “war.”
Through your esoteric studies you will remain under the direction of some planetary genii, and they will call you by means of luminous signs that you will learn to recognize. You must also comprehend the twinkle of your celestial Father’s star when he calls you in order to instruct you in the mysteries of the Light.
In a remote day, this very dense earth that you inhabit today will be ethereal; we will then have the celestial Jerusalem where neither tears nor pain exist. By then, the constellation of Orion (which has brought so much bitterness to the world through the septentrional region) will shine, illuminating a world full of glee and happiness.
After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter.
And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
And he that sat was to look upon like jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God.
And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever.
The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created. - Revelation 4
May the most profound peace reign in your hearts!
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.