Hint: the Four Creatures featured on the Wheel of Fortune Card
According to the Secret Doctrine:
Mystically, these Divine Beings are connected with Karma, the Law of Retribution, for they are the Recorders or Annalists who impress on the (to us) invisible tablets of the Astral Light “the great picture-gallery of eternity” — a faithful record of every act, and even thought, of man, of all that was, is, or ever will be, in the phenomenal Universe. As said in “Isis,” (I:343), this divine and unseen canvas is the BOOK OF LIFE. . . . The Lipika . . . project into objectivity from the passive Universal Mind the ideal plan of the universe, upon which the “Builders” reconstruct the Kosmos after every Pralaya. . . .(SD I:104)
I’m asking this question because we seem to think that they are connected to the concept of reincarnation, as a consequence of the Law of Karma.
It allows the idea to take hold in us that we are living through the results of previous life choices. This may be true, but because we ‘forget’ what we did before, we seem to be suffering because of ‘blind’ chance (which could be code for a divine law).
Are There Universal Laws?
Throughout my posts over the years, I have tried to impart these ‘laws’ as practical spiritual truths. But that tends to fall on ‘deaf ears’. We like to think that we’re good people waiting on our judgement day.
The same four creatures are repeated on The World Tarot card. That cannot be an accident, can it?
Celestial beings who are the recorders of karmic actions, hence often called the “Lords of Karma.” The word comes from the Sanskrit root lip meaning “write, anoint, smear, etc.”Lords of Karma: Theosophy
These Creatures are Connected to Astrology (I Kid You Not):
“The head and horns of a bull; the sacred Apis in whom the god Osiris was incarnate; a sepulchre or tomb. Taurus represents the manifestations of the Self, hence his basic possessions, and inherited tendencies.”
“Leo exemplifies the principle of cosmic splendor; wherein character defects due to planets in Leo persist through long periods, and good qualities from planets favorably aspecting the Sign are never lost.”
“The legs and tail of a scorpion [the eagle in higher energies]: the tail with the sting, the serpent. The alembic of the Zodiac, the sign of cosmic purpose, Scorpio is a success Sign. Self-contained, self-centered, and concentrated, it usually succeeds in what it sets out to accomplish; great personal magnetism and healing power.”
“Waves, of water, or the vibrationary waves of electricity; parallel lines of force. The humanitarian principle coordinating spirit and matter, that prompts all acts of unselfish love; that sees, feels, and acts for others as though all were one Self.”
In Effect, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Is that any clearer?
Intriguing stuff Christopher, and strange that my birth surname of Lowe is German for “lion”. And it doesn’t end there. Quite why I chose Adler for my stage and pen surname, I don’t know. But some years later, I discovered Adler is German for eagle. Added to all that, I have Pluto and Saturn either side of my mid-Heaven in Leo, and my Moon is in Aquarius. Nothing in Taurus though. That looks to me like a case of ‘three out of four’ ain’t bad. But it doesn’t explain why my life, this time around, has been so full of loss, rejection and exclusion. Perhaps that’s why I’ve put all those challenges down to Karma? Goodness knows what I did in the past to deserve such a roller-coaster ride. Hopefully, I will have wiped the Karmic late clean when it’s my turn to move on. Regards David
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