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The Z Files - The Encyclopaedia of the Philosophic Sciences

Issue 12 December 28, 2000
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Motivational Quotes
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Of Virtue



" Virtue gives herself light for darkness through to wade " - Ben Johnson

" Virtue alone ennobles ( Sola Virtus Nobilitat ) - Anonymous

" Virtue is Beauty , Beauty is Virtue " - Plato

" Love Virtue, She alone is Free
If Virtue feeble were,
Heaven itself would stoop to her " - Milton

" Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt
Surprised by unjust force, but never enthralled.
Yea in the hour when mischief meant most harm
Shall in the happy trial prove most glory " - Milton

" Prudence, the greatest of all the seven cardinal virtues " - Dante

" Virtue is its own reward " - Anonymous

Vedic Astrology Lesson 3

The real path of the earth around the Sun is called the Ecliptic.

9 degrees to either side of the Ecliptic is a belt of the Heavens known as
the Zodiac. ( Dante called it the Oblique Line that beareth all planets).

First 30 degrees of the Zodiac constitute the sign of Aries. The next 30
degrees Taurus and so on. The Zodiac counted from the first degree of
Aries to the 360th degree of Pisces is called the Tropical Zodiac.

The Limbs of the Tropical Zodiac

Sign Degrees

Aries 00 - 30
Taurus 30 - 60
Gemini 60 - 90
Cancer 90 - 120
Leo 120 - 150
Virgo 150 - 180
Libra 180 - 210
Scorpio 210 - 240
Sagittarius 240 - 270
Capricorn 270 - 300
Aquarius 300 - 330
Pisces 330 - 360

These 12 signs are the limbs of the Cosmic Man or Time Eternal
( Kalapurusha- The Almighty Self as Time )

Aries is His head, Taurus His face, Gemini His neck, Cancer His heart,
Leo the place beneath, Virgo His belly, Libra His generative organs, Scorpio
the place beneath, Sagittarius His upper thigh, Capricorn his lower thigh,
Aquarius His leg and Pisces His feet !

The Zodiac is tenanted by 27 constellations each of them spread over an arc
of 13 degrees 20 minutes. The Zodiac counted from the first degree of Beta
Arietis ( Aswini) to the 360th degree of Zeta Piscium ( Revathi) is known
as the Sidereal Zodiac.

Western Astrology is based on the Tropical Zodiac and the Vedic on the
Sidereal.

The Limbs of the Sidereal Zodiac

Name of Constellation Deg Min Deg Min

1. Beta Arietis ( Aswini ) 00 00 13 20
2. 41 Arietis ( Bharani ) 13 20 26 40
3. Eta Tauri ( Karthika ) 26 40 40 00
4. Alpha Tauri ( Rohini ) 40 00 53 20
5. Lamda Orionis ( Mrigasira ) 53 20 66 40
6. Alpha Orionis ( Aridra ) 66 40 80 00
7. Beta Geminorum ( Punarvasu ) 80 00 93 20
8. Delta Cancri ( Pushya ) 93 20 106 40
9. Alpha Cancri ( Aslesha ) 106 40 120 00
10. Alpha Leonis ( Magha ) 120 00 133 20
11. Delta Leonis ( Pubba ) 133 20 146 40
12. Beta Leonis ( Uttara ) 146 40 160 00
13. Delta Corvi ( Hasta ) 160 00 173 20
14. Alpha Virginis ( Chitra ) 173 20 186 40
15. Alpha Bootis ( Chothi ) 186 40 200 00
16. Beta Librae ( Vishakam) 200 00 213 20
17. Delta Scorpi ( Anuradha) 213 20 226 40
18. Alpha Scorpi ( Jyeshta ) 226 40 240 00
19. Lamda Scorpi ( Moola ) 240 00 253 20
20. Delta Sagittari ( Poorvashad ) 253 20 266 40
21. Delta Sagittari ( Uthrashad ) 266 40 280 00
22. Alpha Aquilae ( Sravana ) 280 00 293 20
23. Alpha Delphini ( Dhanishta ) 293 20 306 40
24. Lamda Aquari ( Satabhisha) 306 40 320 00
25. Alpha Pegasi ( Poorvabhadra) 320 00 333 20
26. Alpha Andromeda ( Uttrarabhadra) 333 20 346 40
27. Zeta Piscium ( Revathi ) 346 40 360 00

The Portfolios of Planets

In the celestial Government of the Almighty, the Sun is the King and Moon
is the Queen! Mars, the Defense Minister, Mercury, the Prince, Venus &
Jupiter the Ministers and Saturn is the messenger!

The Sun represents the Soul of the Cosmic Man
The Moon Mind
Mars Physical Strength
Mercury Speech
Jupiter Happiness
Learning &
Wisdom
Venus The Libido
Saturn Sorrow
 
English Literature & Astrology

Homer referred to the mighty Orion. Cicero assigned divinity to the stars.
The great philosopher Origen believed that the stars and the
constellations were signs through which the Omnipotent Divine exerted His
malevolent or benevolent Will. Dante was an astrologer like Newton, Bacon,
Nostradamus, Companus, Paracelsus and others. To Dante, Astrology was
the noblest of all sciences. Dante drew a parallel between the seven liberal
arts and the seven planets in his Convivio. He gave grammar to the Moon
& Dialectic to Mercury. Shakespeare referred to the "operations of the orbs
by whom we doth exist and cease to be ". Christopher Marlowe referred to
the place where " Mars did mate the Carthiginians"!

Count Louis Hamon ( Cheiro ) declared that the message boldly
blazoned across the heavens ( the positions of the planets )
represented the Universal Will & that the precession of the Equinoxes
( 25,920 years - 360 degrees ) was so beautifully calculated by the
Great Geometrician of the Universe & that all biological processes
obey the divine order of the celestial bodies and this is expressed in
the prayer we were taught long ago " Thy Will be done, as in Heaven,
so on earth".!

When Pythagorus discoverd the Correspondence between the Nine revolving
heavens and the nine numbers, Astro-Numerology was born.

When the Indian Seers discovered the Correspondence between the Nine gems
and the Nine planets, Astro_Gemology was born.

Astrology as related to Yoga.

Correspondences - In Integral Yoga and the Supramental Dialectic

Life is represented by Sun
Mind is represented by Moon
Matter is represented by Mars
Supermind is represented by Venus
Being is represented by Jupiter
Knowledge is represented by Saturn
and Bliss is represented by Mercury

Correspondences - In Dante's Cosmology

The Seven cardinal virtues were represented by the seven planets in
Dante's Divina Commedia.

Jupiter- Justitia Justice
Saturn- Temperantia Temperance
Mars- Fortitudo Fortitude
Sun- Prudentia Prudence
Venus- Gnosis Knowledge
Mercury- Sophia Wisdom
Moon- Understanding

 

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