Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology: Taurus
Taurus is the zodiacal sign that governs the creative larynx, which is a marvelous uterus where the Word, the Verb, is gestated. It is appropriate that in this lesson we generally comprehend the words of John when he stated,
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
There are seven orders of worlds, seven cosmos that were created with the power of the Word, with music, with sound.
The first cosmos is submerged within the Uncreated Light of the Absolute.
The second order of worlds is constituted by all the worlds of the infinite space.
The third order of worlds is the sum total of all the suns of our starry space (galaxy).
The fourth order of worlds is the sun, which illuminates us with all its laws and dimensions.
The fifth order of worlds is made up by any of the planets of the solar system.
The sixth order of worlds exists in the Earth itself, with its seven dimensions and regions inhabited by infinite beings.
The seventh order of worlds is formed by those seven concentric spheres or Infernal Worlds of the submerged mineral kingdom below the Earth’s cortex.
Music, the Word, placed by the Logos in seven musical octaves, sustains the universe firmly in its march.
The first order of the worlds is the note Do. The second order of the worlds is the note Ti (Si). The third order of the worlds is the note La. The fourth order of the worlds is the note Sol. The fifth order of the worlds is the note Fa. The sixth order of the worlds is the note Mi. The seventh order of the worlds is the note Re. Then, everything returns to the Absolute with the note Do.
Without music, without the Verb, without the great Word, the marvelous existence of the seven cosmos would be impossible.
Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Si. Si-La-So-Fa-Mi-Re-Do. The seven notes of the great scale of the creative Word resound in all of creation, because in the beginning was the Word.
The first order of worlds is wisely governed by the only law, by the great law. The second order of worlds is governed by three laws. The third order of worlds is governed by six laws. The fourth order of worlds is governed by twelve laws. The fifth order of worlds is governed by twenty-four laws. The sixth order of worlds is governed by forty-eight laws. The seventh order of worlds is governed by ninety-six laws.
When one talks about the Word, one is also talking about sound, about music, rhythms, the fire, with its three measures of the Mahavan and the Chotavan that sustain the universe firmly in its march.
Pseudo-occultists and pseudo esotericists only mention the microcosm and the macrocosm; they merely mention two orders of worlds, when in reality there are seven cosmos, seven orders of worlds sustained by the Verb, by music, by the spermatic and luminous fiat of the first instant.
Beyond all doubt, each of the seven cosmos is a living organism that breathes, feels, and lives.
From the esoteric point of view, we can affirm that every progress upwards is the result of a progress downwards. One cannot ascend without descending. First one has to descend, and then ascend.
If we want to know a cosmos, we must first know the two adjoining ones, the one that is above and the one that is below, because both determine all the circumstances and vital phenomena of the cosmos that we want to study, that we want to know. Example: In this era in which scientists struggle for the conquest of space, tremendous, unfortunately perverse, advances are being made in the field of the infinitely small, in the atomic world.
The creation of the seven cosmos was only possible by means of the verb, by means of the Word, by means of music.
Our Gnostic students must never forget what the three forces called Father-Son-Holy Spirit are. These three forces constitute the sacred Triamatzikamno.
This is the Holy Affirming, the Holy Denying, the Holy Reconciling; the Holy God, the Holy Firm One, the Holy Immortal.
In electricity, these are the three poles: positive, negative, and neutral. Without the presence of these three poles, all creation is impossible.
In Gnostic esoteric science, the three independent forces have the following names: Surp-Otheos, Surp-Skiros, Surp-Athanotos:
- The Propelling, Affirming, Positive Force
- The Denying Force, the Force of Resistance
- The Reconciling Force, the Liberating Force, the Neutralizing Force
These three forces in the Ray of Creation resemble three wills, three consciousnesses, three units. Each of these three forces contains in itself all the possibilities of the three.
But, at their point of conjunction, each of them manifests only its principle: the positive, negative, or neutral.
It is very interesting to see the three forces in action. They separate, move away from each other, and then come together again in order to form new trinities which then originate new worlds, new creations.
In the Absolute, the three forces are the one Logos: the Army of the Word within the Great Unity of life, free in its movement.
The creative process of the Sacred Cosmic Common Triamatzikamno was initiated with the sexual marriage of the Word because in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Because of Him all things were made and without Him nothing that was made would have been made.
In accordance with the sacred law of Heptaparaparshinokh (the Law of Seven), seven temples were established in the Chaos for the construction of this solar system.
According to the sacred law of Triamatzikamno (the Law of Three), the Elohim were divided into three groups within every temple in order to sing in accordance with the liturgy of fire.
The work of making Prakriti (the Chaos, the Cosmic Mother, the Great Womb) fecund is always the labor of the very sacred Theomertmalogos, the Third Force.
The three groups organized themselves within each temple in the following manner:
First a Priest, second a Priestess, third a neutral group of Elohim.
If we take into consideration that the Elohim are androgynous, it is then clear that they had to polarize themselves at will into a masculine, feminine or neutral form, according to the sacred Cosmic Common Triamatzikamno.
The Priest and the Priestess were before the altar, and on the floor of the temple was the androgynous choir of the Elohim.
The rituals of fire were sung, and the sexual marriage of the Word fecundated the great womb of the Chaos, and the universe was born.
The angels create with the power of the Word. The larynx is a uterus where the Word is gestated.
We must awaken consciousness in the Word, in the creative larynx, so that one day it may be able to pronounce the spermatic and luminous fiat of the first instant.
Consciousness sleeps in our larynx. We are unconscious with the word. We need to become fully conscious of the Word.
It is stated that silence is golden. We state that there exist criminal silences. It is as bad to speak when one must remain silent as it is to remain silent when one must speak.
There are times when to speak is a transgression. There are times when to remain silent is also a transgression.
Words are lovely but sterile if the one who utters them does not act according to their uttered words; this is similar to a beautiful flower, full of color, but lacking in fragrance.
But similar to a beautiful flower, full of color and fragrance, are the lovely and fertile words of the one who acts according to those uttered words.
It is urgent to end the mechanicity of words. It is necessary to speak with precision, in a cognizant and opportune manner. We need to be cognizant of the Word.
There is responsibility in words and to play with the word is a sacrilege. Nobody has the right to judge anyone; it is absurd to slander our fellowmen. It is stupid to murmur about others’ lives.
Accusing words fall upon us sooner or later, like a ray of vengeance. Slanderous, infamous words always return to the one who pronounced them, converted into rocks that hurt.
In other times, when human beings were not yet so mechanized with this false civilization, cowboys led the cattle to the stable singing in a delightful and natural manner.
The bull, the cow, the calf become touched by music; they correspond to the zodiacal sign of Taurus, the constellation of the Word, the constellation of music.
In the great Puranic allegory, the land that is persecuted by Prithu flees, transforming itself into a cow and taking refuge in Brahma. But this Brahma is the first person of the Hindu Trimurti. Vach (Vaca), the cow, is the second and Virah, the Divine Male, the calf, the Kabir, the Logos, is the third person.
Brahma is the Father, the cow is the Divine Mother, the Chaos; the calf is the Kabir, the Logos. Father, Mother, and Son: these constitute the Puranic Trimurti. The Father is Wisdom, the Mother is Love, and the Son is the Logos, the Word.
The five-legged astral cow that Colonel Olcott believes to have seen physically in front of the hypogeum of Karli, the strange and mysterious cow that a certain young miner saw in the Andes as an exotic guardian of those treasures that the miners of his ranch sought, represents the Divine Mother, Rhea, Cybele, totally developed in the authentic Human Being, in the Self-realized Master.
Gautama the Buddha, or Gotama, literally means “the conductor of the cow.” Every cow herder, every conductor of the cow, can use the Jain fire of the cow to enter into the Jinn lands, palaces, temples, and cities.
With the power of the Divine Mother, we can visit Agarthi, the Jinn cities of the subterranean world.
Taurus invites us to reflection. Let us remember that Mercury stole the cows of the Sun.
Taurus governs the creative larynx. It is urgent for the Kundalini to flourish on our fecund lips made Verb; it is only in this manner that we can use the Jain fire in order to enter into the kingdom of the Jinn.
In this period of Taurus, we must take light to our creative larynx with the purpose of preparing it for the advent of the fire.
The disciple must sit in a comfortable armchair; he must close his physical eyes in order for nothing of this vain and stubborn world to distract him; he must empty the mind, cast out of his mind all kinds of thoughts, desires, worries, etc. He must now imagine that the light accumulated during Aries, in his chalice, in his head, moves with Taurus towards his creative larynx.
The devotee must sing the mantra AUM, he must open his mouth properly with the A, imagining that the light descends from the head to the larynx; then while vocalizing the U, vividly imagine that the light floods the throat. The mouth must be rounded properly to sing the U. The last letter is the M, closing the lips, expelling or casting out the breath with force, as if eliminating the refuse from the throat. This work is done singing the powerful mantra AUM four times.
In the thyroid gland (which secretes the biological iodine), the magnetic center of the magical ear is located. With the exercises of Taurus one develops the magical ear, the power to hear the cosmic symphonies, the music of the spheres, the rhythms of the fire that sustain the seven cosmos according to the law of the octaves.
The thyroid gland is located in the neck, in the creative larynx. The thyroid gland is governed by Venus and the parathyroid is governed by Mars.
Taurus is in the house of Venus. The stone of Taurus is the agate; the metal of this sign is copper.
In practice we have been able to evince that Taurine people must not marry Aquarians because they inevitably fail due to the incompatibility of characters. The sign of Taurus is fixed, an earth sign, it tends towards stability, and since the sign of Aquarius is aerial, mobile, revolutionary, it is clear that they are incompatible.
Taurine people are like oxen, humble and hard workers, but when they become furious they are terrible like the bull.
In their lives, Taurine people undergo great amorous deceptions; they are reserved, conservative; they follow the outlined path step-by-step, like the ox.
Taurine people are very sensitive. Anger in Taurine people builds up slowly and customarily culminates into strong volcanic outbursts.
The mediocre type of Taurus is customarily very egotistical, gluttonous, quarrelsome, passionate, irate, and proud.
The superior type of Taurus is full of love, delights in classical music, wisdom, works happily for humanity, is very intelligent, comprehensive, faithful, sincere in friendship, a good father, mother, good friend, good brother, good citizen, etc.
The mystical greatness of the Mithraic bull was not comprehended by the superficial people of this tenebrous era of the twentieth century; it later degenerated into the worship of the golden calf.
The sacred cow symbolizes Isis, the Divine Mother, and her calf or heifer represents Mercury, the messenger of the Gods, the Kabir, the Logos.
Esoterically included in the sign of Taurus are the Pleiades, the celestial Pleiades or cows; the latter appear to be seven, but in reality they are more than two thousand, with their reflection nebulae, Alcyone, their principal star, and its companions Atlas, Taigete, etc.
Around the red eye of the bull or Aldebaran, the only one (together with Antares, heart of Scorpio) that can compete in coloring with Mars is the telescopic Hyades, another celestial cow cluster grouped together in an extraordinary and marvelous manner.
Behind the bull comes the gigantic Orion. Above and towards the north of the constellation of the bull, there is this celestial group, symbolic of King Cefeo, Zephyr or Zephyrus, of Queen Cassiopeia; that of the liberator Perseus with Medusa’s head in his hands, and Andromeda, the liberated one; while in front the whale appears surrounded by Pisces and Aquarius.
The panorama of Taurus and its neighboring sidereal regions is truly amazing.