"Then all of these astrological influences (as known or called) from without, bear witness - or are as innate influences upon our activity, our sojourn through any given experience. Not because we were born with the sun in this sign or that, nor because Jupiter or Mercury or Saturn or Uranus or Mars was rising or setting, but rather:

"Because we were made for the purpose of being companions with Him, a little lower than the angels who behold His face ever yet as heirs, as joint heirs with Him who is the Savior, the Way, then we have brought these about because of our activities through our experiences in those realms! Hence they bear witness by being in certain positions - because of our activity, our sojourn in those environs, in relationships to the universal forces of activity." Cayce (1567-2)

"It was not necessary to prove that cobalt "decays." To decay means to disintegrate, depolarize, discharge and die. All matter does that, whether atom or man. This experiment, however, did not assist in the decay process, for it lined up the gravity shaft of cobalt with the gravity shaft of the electric field. That is a process of polarization, which divides any one electrical condition into pairs. The process of decay is an opposite effect. It ejects rings from equators, as clearly shown in Saturn - see Fig. 4 - and in Jupiter - see Fig. 3." [Atomic Suicide, page 274]

In the Tarot, Saturn is the 21 st Key, the World, symbol of the cosmic consciousness. As in mythology the god Saturn was said to eat his children, so in esoteric psychology do we find that the cosmic consciousness, when it becomes a personal experience, swallows up all its differentiations. And as Saturn was father of the gods, so is the cosmic consciousness really the source of all other modes of consciousness. It is not something new, although it seems to be in the future for most of us. In truth, all the modes of consciousness that we have experienced up to this moment, are differentiations of cosmic consciousness. Therefore in the books of wisdom the methods that lead to it are sometimes described as the Path of Return.
Students of these lessons who are familiar with the conventional astrological interpretations of the influence of the planet Saturn are sometimes puzzled by its attribution to the 21st Key of the Tarot. In astrology Saturn is commonly regarded as a "malefic influence", and is said to be constricting, limiting and confining. That it seems to have an unfortunate influence on ordinary worldly affairs cannot be denied, but the reason is that ordinary worldly affairs are conducted from the point-of-view of the limited, three dimensional consciousness, and are therefore based upon the illusion of personal separateness. To men and women engaged in the vain endeavor to build their house of life on the shifting sands of common-sense, the influence of Saturn is, indeed, inimical. Not so with those who have developed, and are living from, a consciousness of the unity of Being. Then the forces of limitation are transmuted, and become the means of concentrating the Life-Power into definite and specific forms of expression." [Paul Foster Case, Occult Fundamentals and Spiritual Unfoldment]

See Also

Stages of Soul Development

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