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Gemini, Orion and Betelgeuse: Stimulation of the Heart
Recently, the author was contacted by a friend and co-worker who passed on an inspirational dream, giving permission to share with readers here:

“It was a clear night and I was discussing with three friends topics that had to do with astrology, even though I know nothing about it. While talking, I was observing the night sky when suddenly a stream of emerald light emerged from five ”stars” and linked them to an emerald pentagram and a five pointed star at the same time. It was magnificent to watch and everyone was amazed. This pentagram-star started moving in the night sky in different directions, and seemed to be closing toward our planet – until it stopped directly upon us, as we could see under it something moving.

Constellations of Gemini, Orion and Taurus.

“Rapidly a bright emerald vortex of great power appeared and it was spinning faster and faster. I felt fear because its energy was really ”dynamic” and asked everyone to run far away because I knew what was going to happen. We had run a few meters away when a wide stream of this emerald energy was released from this vortex and grounded to earth with a very ”thin” sound and I felt that it had reached the core of the earth.

Of course we could not see this stream because it was too bright and too close but we knew what was happening. After a few moments the pentagram-star disappeared and the stream of energy stopped and that’s when I heard inside my head, ”Orion came”. Turning back to the place where the energy was grounded, I saw something like a human figure walking away from us.”

There are several interpretations of this dream. Orion is Osiris in the Egyptian tradition, representing the first ray/aspect; he is husband to Isis that is connected to Sirius. The pentagram is the symbol of Venus and mind. Green is the colour of the third ray of active-intelligence which is connected to the so-called Third Cosmic Path (The Path for Training of Cosmic Logoi) – whose major star in Orion is Betelgeuse.4 A Sanskrit name for Betelgeuse is ārdrā, “green” or “the moist one”.

Blind Orion seeks the rising Sun. (Nicolas Poussin)

Osiris is our solar logos, in his role as intermediary to Orion. Osiris has several guises, at once our sun but also taking a Plutonic role as lord of the dead, the underworld and rebirth. Tradition states that he had green skin because he ruled the dead, who “lived” on in the underworld.

“When Osiris, “the defunct Sun,” is buried and enters into Amenti, the sacred crocodiles plunge into the abyss of primordial Waters—“the great Green One.”5

The further one delves into the Mysteries, the more is realised the inter-connectedness within the solar system, and the intelligences and great lives far beyond it. The constellation of Orion is speculated amongst students of the wisdom to be the solar plexus centre within a greater cosmic being known as the One About Whom Naught May Be Said (OAWNMBS). Hence, Orion’s “visit” in the dream may signal a cycle of increased interaction with our planet.

“The interest awakened in the public mind lately by the giant star Betelgeuse in the constellation of Orion is due to the fact that at this particular time [written 1920’s] there has been an interplay of force between our tiny [solar] system and this giant one, and communication between the two informing Existences.”6

Centres within the OAWNMBS. (From, The Constellation Draco in World History)

Just as humans raise energies from the solar plexus to the heart in their evolutionary journey, so the Lives within this greater cosmic body interact similarly. As above, so below. Our not-fully realised or “unawakened” Solar Logos is regarded occultly as the heart centre within the OAWNMBS.

Hence, the close relation of our solar system to the constellations of Gemini, Orion and Canis Major (Sirius) – as found in the mythologies of Egypt and other ancient cultures, star alignments with pyramids and other sacred architecture. These stars are also prominent in our personal evolution on Earth, as one advances further along the Way, and becomes more sensitive to their frequencies:

“Influential and potent forces pouring in at this time from the great stars Betelgeuse and Sirius. To these two influences, the disciples of the world in the senior ranks of the New Group of World Servers definitely react, and they produce a stimulation of the heart centre (Betelgeuse) and the head centre (Sirius). The secondary effect of these energies is upon the mineral kingdom, particularly upon that peculiar product, gold, and that enigma, money.”7

Do you have a heart of gold?! The last few lines here are relevant due to the discussion of money later in this newsletter. These stars reach individuals and groups through the various zodiac signs because their potencies have to be stepped down. For example, a recent newsletter describes the seven zodiac signs through which the forces of Sirius pass. Furthermore,

“Stupendous suns” dwarf the speck of our sun in the lower left hand corner!

“… other streams of energy which definitely play upon and affect our planetary life, such as those coming from that great star, Betelgeuse, or from Antares and other stupendous suns and solar systems which are related to the constellations of the zodiac, and whose force reaches us through these constellations and not directly.8

Orion is adjacent to the constellation Gemini and spans the sign Gemini, through both the energies of the second ray of Love-Wisdom pour, appropriate for the Gemini festival celebrating The Christ: “Upon the golden triangle, the cosmic Christ appeared; His head in Gemini.”9

Orion the Hunter’s bow points directly to Sirius, again highlighting the close relation of these two stars. (Sirius is regarded as the ajna centre in the OAWNMBS.) “Gemini—forms a point of entrance for cosmic energy from Sirius.”.10

Betelgeuse is at 29 degrees of Gemini in the tropical Western zodiac, hence its potent expression at this time. It also sits right next to the constellation of Gemini, regarded as a gateway for Sirian forces. Coincidentally, at the time of writing this piece, transiting Venus in Gemini was conjunct Betelgeuse, also the degree of the author’s Jupiter in Gemini. Jupiter is a second ray planet in Gemini, a sign that only transmits the second ray. Additionally, Venus is the esoteric ruler of Gemini and we are urged to pay close attention to Venus transits:

Orion the mighty hunter with out-stretched bow and a direct line from his belt to Sirius. Betelguese, Aldebaran and Rigel.

“Venusian forces of great potency are also playing upon our planet. In this connection, I would suggest that astrologers would be well advised to pay more attention to the activity and the influence of Venus. Much emphasis has been laid upon Saturn and Mars in the charts now considered. In the future, equal emphasis will have to be paid to the planet Venus, which in the Aquarian age will supersede Mars as a basic influence.”11

The reference here is to medieval astrology, where Mars and Saturn were once considered “malefics”. Venus is already regarded as “benefic” like Jupiter – and ever more so in the Aquarian Age where she will preside over expansive mental development and the Science of Relationships. Venus is the planet that blends love and mind.

“Students may be surprised to know that the source of the peculiar cosmic energy which is found streaming towards our system along this cosmic Path [third] is that of the sun Betelgeuse. This name is, however, a blind. The reason that certain facts connected with this sun have lately come more prominently before the public is in reality a subjective one. The science of the soul in its various aspects (mental, psychical, and spiritual) is making much headway now in the world, and is absorbing more and more the attention of thinkers.

Venus is the esoteric ruler of Gemini. (Jacopo Tintoretto: Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan, 1555.)

This is the result of certain waves of energy impinging upon our solar system and thus eventually finding their way to our planet. Betelgeuse from the occult standpoint is a system of the second order, just as our solar system is one of the fourth order. There is consequently a relation between these two numbers both in the system and the cosmos. This influence reaches our system via the sign Sagittarius.”12

These numbers 2 and 4 constitute the “second ray line” of ray expressions, 2, 4, 6. This solar system is developing Love-Wisdom (particularly Earth), hence again its connection to Betelgeuse/Orion, a constellation of the “second order” – far more advanced than our tiny sun-speck in the Milky Way galaxy!

Take note that Betelgeuse forces pass through Sagittarius, the polar opposite of Gemini. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the ruler of the second ray of Love-Wisdom, the primary ray of healing and teaching; it is the Gemini-Sagittarius axis that is triggered at the full moon period, Sun in Gemini, Moon in Sagittarius. The opportunity for all conscious meditators will be to render receptive to the forces of Betelgeuse and Love-Wisdom that pour through Gemini.

Artist’s rendering showing Betelgeuse with a gigantic bubble boiling on its surface and a radiant plume of gas being ejected.

Astronomically, Betelgeuse is a red supergiant and the second brightest star in Orion, sitting on the right shoulder of the hunter. At the opposite end of Orion sits the star Rigel, whilst Orion’s belt straddles the middle with its three stars Mintaka, Alnitak and Alnilam – proposed by some to align with the three pyramids at Giza.

Betelgeuse is one of the largest and most luminous stars visible to the naked eye. If Betelgeuse were at the center of the Solar System, its surface would extend past the asteroid belt, wholly engulfing the orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and possibly Jupiter. Calculations of its mass range from slightly under ten to a little over twenty times that of the Sun.”13

The mystique of Betelgeuse has inspired writers and musicians through the ages:

“The star’s unusual name inspired the title of the 1988 film Beetlejuice; .. In August Derleth’s short story, set in H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, Betelgeuse is the home of the “benign” Elder Gods; … The identity of the red star Borgil mentioned in Lord of the Rings was much debated; Aldebaran, Betelgeuse and the planet Mars were touted as candidates; … Astronomy writer Robert Burnham Jr. proposed the term padparadaschah which denotes a rare orange sapphire in India, for the star;

… In the poetic work Betelguese, a Trip Through Hell by Jean Louis De Esque, hell is on Betelgeuse because De Esque believed that it was “a celestial pariah, an outcast, the largest of all known comets or outlawed suns in the universe.”; … The Dave Matthews Band song “Black and Blue Bird” references to the star and Sirius. (See lyrics – “If I could fly at the speed of light, I could get to Betelgeuse in about six hundred years.”). Many other musicians have also referenced Sirius. Humbert Wolfe wrote a poem about Betelgeuse, which was set to music by Gustav Holst. (Here.)”14 Holst is of course the composer of The Planets.

A final passage about the mysterious Osiris connection to Orion, from Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine:

“Osiris is a great God, and at the same time a “prince on Earth,” who reappears in Thoth-Hermes … The esoteric doctrine explains it by saying that each of these (as many others) had first appeared on earth as one of the seven powers of the LOGOS, individualized as a God or “Angel” (messenger); then, mixed with matter, they had re-appeared in turn as great sages and instructors who “taught the Fifth Race,” after having instructed the two preceding races, had ruled during the Divine Dynasties, and had finally sacrificed themselves, to be reborn under various circumstances for the good of mankind, and for its salvation at certain critical periods; until in their last incarnations they had become truly only “the parts of a part” on earth, though de facto the One Supreme in Nature.”15

Uranus in Taurus: Revolution of the Monetary System
Taurus-Gemini in London-Britain

As an earth element, Taurus rules the earth’s resources, their right use or exploitation, their trade and transaction. Hence Taurus rules money and gold, that energy or prana that is used to exchange goods. Taurus rules all metals, particularly the “precious metals” gold and silver.

Hence, when Uranus the revolutionary enters Taurus and stays there until 2025, we can expect to see radical changes in how money is used, plus long overdue financial reforms globally. Taurus is a sign of bucolic bliss that can render it prone to inertia, stubborness and fixity – hence Uranus is about to give the big bovine a shake-up.

There has been for far too long, an insidious control of planetary monetary resources, based upon corporate networks and cartels that have had only selfishness, greed, dishonesty and deception at their heart. This must change if Humanity is to move forward, to shake itself free from shackles that have imprisoned and controlled for centuries. Now is the time to ring in the changes.

Taurus in its money guise is well represented by the bronze statue of an aggressive bull outside the New York Stock Exchange. The recent “Fearless Girl” statue facing down the bull, is a potent symbol of the deeply feminine nature of Taurus challenging the aggressive aspect of the masculine bull. The stock market is of course a hyper-aggressive, male-dominated culture.

That great disciple, Rachel Carson – author of several best selling books on the environment. Sun, Mercury and Pluto in Gemini with Virgo rising. More in the Virgo newsletter later this year.

The feminine Taurean values of caring for the environment, sustainable living, farming, permaculture, care of the oceans – must all strengthen if humanity is to survive. Natural resources have been raped, pillaged and burnt-out in endless wars and scheming for thousands of years – by the dominant power-hungry male culture. As we approach the androgynous age of Aquarius this imbalance of the sexes will find equilibrium, as is now beginning during this interim bridging cycle, where Libra is pronounced in the planetary horoscope.

The other “feminine” aspect of Taurus is the intuition or buddhi – as in Buddha, who incarnated, gained enlightenment and departed in the sign of Taurus. That buddhi must supercede mind is an imperative and natural evolution. The mind must be developed too, but its lower separative expression combined with selfish desire has been responsible for the quagmire into which humnaity has been dragged. One of the Buddha’s main teachings was about freeing oneself from the wheel of Samsara, by conquering desire – in all its guises.


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