Friday, April 13, 2012

Reflecting on Cycles of Rays

Within each of us a dynamic mystery is awaiting to be reborn and die at the same time. Weakness and strength, foolishness and wisdom, scarcity and abundance and other polar forces are in constant process. Beyond these dualities past time, space and other conditions resides a synthesis of pure and, luminous balance.

Years ago in a sacred way my divine imagination created the name Ray Cycle before I understood its greater meaning.

Esoteric astrologers have always marvel about the nature of cycles and certainly the stars where their refuge. For beneath this quest unfolds the experience there is no beginning or end.

A ray of light represents a period of time and/or a cycle. It also is a metaphor of an unfolding of consciousness including beholding the auspicious now. The exact time for the beginning of the Age of Aquarius has been debated amongst astrologers for years. For students of Esoteric Astrology (the Science of the Seven Rays), discrimination must be applied between zodiaccycles and ray cycles.

Zodiac cycles last for not 2,160 years, while 2,500 refers to a seventh ray cycle which unfolds 440 years longer

Students need to bear the following in mind about ray cycles:
“They enter into constructive activity; they pass through that particular cycle; they then pass out, or die to that activity, and are then "raised into heaven," until such time as their cycle again comes round.” [1]

Buddha came forth around 2,500 years ago. As The Christ is said to soon take over the responsibilities of the Buddha, their sharing a 5,000 year cycle of 2,500 years each may well be feasible.

Nevertheless, with the duration of 2,500 years, the seventh and second rays both share this time-span as part of their respective retinues of cyclic harmonics. This is a fascinating fact as the personality and soul rulers of Aquarius are Uranus and Jupiter. Jupiter has a 12 year cycle whilst Uranus is 84 years or 7x12:

“You would find it useful to make a study of the relation of the second ray to the seventh, for there is a close creative reaction or impulsive interplay between the two …” [2]

.... In summary, the reader should bear in mind that for ‘astro-ray-ologers’, accurate timing for contemporary cycles is essential; from a present point of accuracy they can then ascertain precisely when past or future cycles have started or finished; this provides a better degree of accuracy in prediction and for exploring elapsed time in history; it helps to map the enfoldment of human consciousness and how it has responded (or will respond) to the various ray and zodiac cycles 3.