Footnotes to Jupiter in Cancer

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[1] A. Bailey, “The labours of Hercules“, p. 170: Labour X (Capricorn): “Downward, ever downward, did he travel into the binding worlds of form…”

[2]  Ibid, p. 155

[3]  R.Steiner, “Man as symphony of the creative Word“, p. 71. An interesting parallel is found in A. Bailey’s “Labours of Hercules”, p.163,  in relation to Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) : “Sagittarius, curiously enough has been called the chrysalis stage.”

[4] R. Steiner, “Man as symphony of the creative Word“, p. 65

[5] The word of the soul given by A. Bailey for Cancer and indicative of “the objective of the Cancer experience and the purpose for which incarnation has been taken, is: ‘ I build a lighted house and therein dwell.’ ” (Esoteric Astrology, p. 343)

[6]   The second Ray governs the Law of magnetic impulse (A.Bailey, Esoteric Psychology vol 2, p.109)— the great Law of Attraction which the Islamic theosophists beautifully describe in their cosmology as the ever unappeased aspiration of love which moves the successive emanations to revolve around their emanating  principle, thus creating the celestial spheres (cf. Henri Corbin, “Avicenne and the visionary recital”)

[7]  A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology, p. 660

[8] A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology, p. 517

[9] R. Steiner, The human heart, p. 6

[10]  Ibid, p. 12

[11] A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology, p. 649

[12] A. Bailey, Esoteric Healing, p. 85

[13] The use of Hepatodoron in anthroposophical medicine is an example of this. So is the use of Milk Thistle, a liver detoxicator, as an adjunct in the healing of traumas.

[14]  A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology, p. 341

[15]  Ibid, p. 126

[16]  Ibid, p. 313

[17] A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology,, p. 326

[18]  Etymologically, chrysalis comes from the greek chrusos — gold

[19]  R. Steiner, “Man as symphony of the creative Word“, p. 65

[20]  Quoted by Rene Querido in “The Golden Age of Chartres”, p. 42

[21]  A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology, p. 127

[22]   A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology, p. 322

[23]  Aura comes from lat. aurum, gold. It is thus, quite literally, the “chrysalis” of any life form, its golden enveloping field.

[24] For Mussolini, Jupiter is the midpoint of the wedge pattern in his chart. In Gorbatchev’s case, Jupiter – exoteric dispositor of his Sun in Pisces and exalted ruler of his Cancer ascendant – is conjunct the Jupiter node and conjunct his ascendant.

[25]   International Herald tribune, March 4 1992, p. 6.

[26]   Translated from the French newspaper “Liberation“, 3/4/92.

[27]  Title of a 1997 movie about N. Mandela’s life.

[28] The Economist, May 17 1997 p.52.

[29] A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology,  p. 343

[30] A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology, p. 313: “The keynotes of Cancer can be expressed in the biblical phrase: “The spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters”.

[31]  This refers to the gospel story of the pool of Bethesda (John, 5:2-3) . Many invalids laid by this pool— blind, lame, and paralyzed.. “for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and stirred the water; whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was healed of whatever disease he had.”

[32]  A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology, p. 661 : “The Sun used to be called the ‘eye of Jupiter’.” Also, in Greek mythology, Jupiter was called nephelegeretos, the one who gathers the clouds.

[33] A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology,  p. 676