The Theory of Kabbalistic Astrology (Part II)
The distinct difference between Mantic Astrology and Kabbalistic Astrology.
This is a picture of the Ptolemaic Universe. It depicts the the Earth as the center of the Universe. Of course then as now the Earth was known not to be the actual center of the Universe. What it does show is the “Order of the Spheres” also known as the Sephirothic Spheres, which have direct relevance in relation to Kabbalah and Kabbalistic Astrology.
In addition the model also illustrates that the wise among the ancients did not actually believe that the Earth was the center of the Universe, but that the Earth was the vantage point wherefrom we viewed the Universe, therefore making it the center relative to our point of view only.
This article is in two parts – the top article very precisely explains how the stars actually influence the Earth and life on it – the lower article explains the theory behind Kabbalistic Astrology.
To illustrate the practical importance of the heavenly bodies the actual mechanics that brings about their specific effects on Earth must be understood. Without this knowing the position of the planets would be meaningless. This understanding removes the mystery of stellar influence and one can then work in a practical manner with these sometimes useful – sometimes detrimental but always powerful forces.
The following explanation is best read from the heart to be fully comprehended and appreciated. This explanation is ancient, when people viewed the world and existence in a very different way. This does not invalidate their concepts or views and given that there is no modern equivalent, this explanation deserves some consideration or at least some contemplation.
In order for us to see we need an organ that is more than just a lens. A camera is an example of such a device but as much as it can capture an image it is neither conscious nor affected by what it captures on its film. In other words it cannot actually see. In order to capture light and be affected by what it contains the receptive organ must be analogous to the light and what is generating it. If there were not light, eyes would not be necessary. But eyes exist and are therefore formed out of the light. They did not evolve out of an evolutionary process; the light made them that it (the light) might be perceived.
All (most) of the points of light in the sky are spherical in shape just like our eyes. When our eyes see these countless stars they become like them. When seeing the star filled heavens with the eye the entire infinite creation of that heaven is recreated within the eye and we, being similar, are captivated by this. Similarly, we seek out the light of the Sun and bask in it. We find a special blissfulness and awe in this light entering us through the eye. Our Earth has at its surface an atmosphere that when it is acted upon by these countless lights creates an eye around our Earth. Our Earth, as well as the greater part of celestial bodies, is spherical and the atmosphere around this radial form acts like a lens. This lens focuses everything around it towards its focal point, which in a sphere, is the center. In principle, the closer to the center of the curvature (focal point), the greater the concentration of light.
If the human eye on a small scale can recreate the stellar heaven within them provoking an effect, then how much greater will the affect be of the “great earth–eye (atmosphere)” be upon the Earth itself.
The light of the stars is reflected on the surface of the atmosphere and is projected onto the Earth’s surface producing its effect through its concentration.
By this reasoning the exact opposite of the scientific view is revealed. That is to say that the atmosphere is not in the way of clearer celestial observation at all. In fact, the lower you are in the atmosphere, provided that the air is clean, the more stars are visible and their visibility is also improved because your observations are being aided by the greatest lens available on the planet. The lens, the eye, of the Earth; it’s atmosphere. Remember that long before telescopes, Saturn was already seen to have had rings.
One of the latest methods of analyzing the composition of a substance is by burning it and measuring the light spectrum it gives off. All elements give off a distinctly different spectrum of light. From the emitted light scientists can say what the material make up of a compound is.
This principle was not created by scientists it is a law of Nature. A body can only emit from itself particles that are similar to itself and no others. This, of course, is also very true of the celestial bodies and the light they freely emit and/or reflect. This light is pregnant with finer substances that are similar to the celestial body that had emitted them.
Because we tend to look at life and existence in a far too material manner we find it hard to accept that everything is actually made of a spiritual substance, including light.
When the light from the distant stars and planets hits our atmosphere it condenses to form life substances called “specifica.” These affect the Earth and what lives on it. This light becomes the dew in the atmosphere and acts as a germ of life bringing forth the multitudinous species.
The specifica also act as a food of life for the various organisms/species inclusive of the Earth itself. Without their own particular air borne specifica species die off.
Presently the man made poisons in the air consume some of the fine specifica in the air that would serve as food to a particular specie consequently certain plants die off and other species develop ailments.
There are therefore many different types of air that we cannot measure by scientific means.
Consider the uncountable number of stars in the night sky and look at the almost infinite variety of life beings on Earth, these are a result of the effect of the stars. The number of species on our Earth is conservatively estimated at about 10 million.
When a star and its light become extinct so does its effect on Earth. The plants and animals that depended upon that stars light substance will cease to be. Should the light of a distant star reach the Earth for the first time it will give rise to other forms.
Depending upon the nature of the star or heavenly body emitting the light, the effect of their light will be either beneficial or detrimental. This influence can give rise to various ailments or plagues affecting large populations. These plagues vanish as fast as they start. This is also the reason why there are good and evil animals and plants.
Someone who is sick has consumed their good specifica or has accumulated bad specifica through air or food. A physician in the order of Nature is therefore seeking out of Nature this or that specifica to be found in the mineral, vegetable or animal kingdoms to be used against ailments to recreate equilibrium.
If one celestial body moves in front of an other the effect of the body in front will nullify the effect of body that is behind.
The Sun and Moon cycle through the constellations at different intervals. The Moon cycles through the constellations once every 29 days, while the Sun cycles through in about 12 months; one constellation per month.
Inevitably the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky will obstruct one or another star of a constellation not permitting the effect of the light of that star to affect the Earth. By this omission an effect is produced on the Earth.
Farmers could use this information to their advantage. In a farmers almanac the places of the Sun and Moon are listed and this information used to be used for planting and harvesting certain specific crops. This is seldom done today.
In short the perceptible changes we feel on Earth, weather being among them, are due to these principles in action. Consider for a moment that the same temperature in spring, summer, fall, and winter will feel correspondingly hotter or cooler due to what stars are present. 70 degrees in summer feels noticeably warmer than 70 degrees in winter.
There is more heat specifica in summer than in winter.
The positions of the Planets, The intensity of the Sunlight, Solar eruptions, etc all affect the light that comes to the Earth and therefore affects it.
In addition our atmosphere is layered, and just like with a magnifying glass the effects of the light just behind the glass will not be as intense as it would be as the light approaches the focal point, the light becoming denser as it gets closer to the Earth surface. Therefore it is in the lower atmosphere that the effect of the light is more manifest. Naturally the mountains will receive the lesser portion of the specifica borne out of the light relative to the lower lying regions. This is why there is less vegetation on top of the mountains compared to the lower regions. The plants at those altitudes do not have what they need in the air to grow and for the same reason the air is generally cleaner in the heights. The lowest layer is about 1.24 miles high, about 6000 feet. (Lowest level of the zone girdling the Earth)
Also, for this reason less stars are visible at the heights and more can be seen at sea level with the naked eye.
These effects do not occur because of the Suns effect alone. The Sun has a supportive effect, it also helps to carry the light of the other Stars (reflects).
This is the basis for what is commonly called astrology and why and how it affects the Earth and the life it bares.
Whereas modern day astrology is primarily used for mantic, that is to say prophetic, or divination purposes. This is only a very partial view of its scope. It is also an excellent weather prognosticator.
There exists an analog relationship between the astrology of the actual stars and the zones referred to astrologically in Kabbalistic astrology.