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Spiritual Mantram of the Sign Cancer: “I build a lighted house and therein dwell.” ... Esoteric Astrology, relevant to the meaning of Mercury in relation to Cancer.
Mercury in Cancer and Capricorn

Mercury in Cancer or Mercury in Relation to Cancer Evolutionary Mantram of the Sign Cancer: “And the Word said: Let isolation be the rule and yet the crowd exists”. Spiritual Mantram of the Sign Cancer: “I build a lighted house and therein dwell.” Quotations from Esoteric Astrology, relevant to the meaning of Mercury in relation to Cancer. The words “Mercury” and “Cancer” have been bolded to facilitate recognition.” Specific Expression of Mercury in Cancer Mercury in Cancer for the Average of Undeveloped Man (As always, much will depend upon the ray of the mental vehicle and the aspects to Mercury)

1. Mercury in Cancer—Mental passivity. 2. Mercury in Cancer—Imprisoned by past thought, tradition. Backward- looking mind. Future seldom considered. 3. Mercury in Cancer—Sentimental mind—kama-manasic. A mind which does not easily think divorced from feelings. 4. Mercury in Cancer—Hanging on to old thoughts from years and years ago. Remembering childhood. Family remembrances. Nostalgic thoughts. Reminiscing 5. Mercury in Cancer—Easily aroused by mass thoughtforms. 6. Mercury in Cancer—Traditional thinking. Avoiding thoughts which are taboo. 7. Mercury in Cancer—A mind too receptive 8. Mercury in Cancer—A mind much affected by feeling states (as Cancer is closely related to the lunar vehicles, and especially the physical and astral elementals); kama-manasic mind 9. Mercury in Cancer—A mind subject to rotary motion (since Cancer distributes the repetitive seventh ray and the circular third ray) 10. Mercury in Cancer—Not yet a free mind. 11. Mercury in Cancer—Facility for recollection of childhood memories 12. Mercury in Cancer—Mediumistic mind. 13. Mercury in Cancer—Much personal thought and talk 14. Mercury in Cancer—A mind which nurses grudges. 15. Mercury in Cancer—Thought and talk about the feelings and emotions. 16. Mercury in Cancer—Thinking and talking about family and people in one’s own familiar or intimate circles. 17. Mercury in Cancer—Thinking about things close at hand. 18. Mercury in Cancer—Lack of perspective 19. Mercury in Cancer—‘Donkey mind’ vs. ‘monkey mind’. “Even a donkey can carry a library on its back”

Mercury in Cancer for the Advanced Man (As always, much will depend upon the ray of the mental vehicle and the aspects to Mercury)

1. Mercury in Cancer—Conducive to a powerful memory; a ‘holder’ of mental content. 2. Mercury in Cancer—Mercury in Cancer gives more the opportunity to understand the instincts rather than to sublimate them. 3. Mercury in Cancer—Facility for thinking in relation to the Law of Economy. Thought processes relate to business and the material conditions of home, family and to one’s financial condition in general. Thinking about being a provider, about creating security. About having enough for the “near ones”. 4. Mercury in Cancer—A mind adept at appreciating or creating “feeling- toned thought”. 5. Mercury in Cancer—Imaginative mind. Poetry, music, access to the fluid field from which imagination comes. 6. Mercury in Cancer—A facility for fusing mind and emotional sensitvity 7. Mercury in Cancer—Retentive mind. Remembering emotional experiences. Strong memory for events which have had an emotional impact. 8. Mercury in Cancer—Involved in the process which transitions from instinct to intellect, and later from intellect to intuition. AAB who wrote, “From Intellect to Intuition”, had Mercury in Cancer 9. Mercury in Cancer—A mentality suited for thinking about business, real- estate, property, construction and tangible holdings. 10. Mercury in Cancer—A mind which is a “container” for discussions and forums. 11. Mercury in Cancer—“Grass-roots” spreading of spiritual information

Mercury in Cancer for the Disciple or Initiate (The usual exoteric and psychological interpretations are purposely not here emphasized). 1. Mercury in Cancer— (With Mercury in Cancer, there is more the transmutation of instinct into intuition.) 3. Mercury in Cancer—Shedding the light which irradiates the form. 4. Mercury in Cancer—An unusually retentive mind; that which the mind receives from the soul it retains. (Since the Third Ray, partially ruling Cancer is the “Lord of Memory”). 5. Mercury in Cancer—A mind perhaps more ‘receiving’ from soul than dialoguing with soul. It may have the tendency to receive more than it penetrates. This type of mind may be considered relatively more passive to soul messages. 6. Mercury in Cancer—A mind which is a faithful reflector of all that transpires in the soul realms. 7. Mercury in Cancer—A mind which broods until intuitions occur. 8. Mercury in Cancer—A mental attitude of comprehensive, all-embracing receptivity. (Discrimination may be required). 9. Mercury in Cancer—Imagination is used particularly in the construction of the “Bridge of Light”. Imagination and fantasy lead to intuitive revelation. There will be an emphasis upon ‘anchoring’ the bridge within the personality. 10. Mercury in Cancer—The capacity to ‘give form’ to ‘that’ which travels ‘down’ the Antahkarana. The mind which may have a tendency to ‘incarnate the light’ rather than penetrate into the abstract realm from which the light emanates. Whereas Mercury in Gemini is the ‘shuttle’ Mercury in Cancer receives, anchors and illuminates the form. 11. Mercury in Cancer—The mind may be peculiarly adept at receiving the energy of “Buddhi” (since Cancer is esoterically ruled by Neptune, a co- ruler of Buddhi). Mercury, itself, is a co-ruler of the buddhic plane, thus, this position emphasizes the receptive capacity in relation to Buddhi. 12. Mercury in Cancer—The mind with facility for understanding the astral nature (with which Cancer may also be associated). 13. Mercury in Cancer—The mind with facility for understanding the “mass mind”, and thus a mind useful in the task of spreading ‘enlightened spiritual propaganda’ and, consequently, influencing public opinion. This kind of influence was very much on the Tibetan’s mind. 14. Mercury in Cancer—The mind as interpreter of the four lunar elementals (i.e., of the personality and its states). Intuition reveals ‘dark’ or hidden areas within the form; intuition sheds its light to illuminate the form, revealing the ‘person’ to himself “in the light”. 15. Mercury in Cancer—The use of the Antahkarana as a means of ‘adding light’ to the “Lighted House” which Cancer labors to build. The light which eventually renders the form translucent. 16. Mercury in Cancer—The ‘in-corporator of the Light’. 17. Mercury in Cancer—A mind adept at divining subtle feelings and giving mental/verbal expression to such feelings. 18. Mercury in Cancer—A mind which is an illuminator of mental forms; a creator of light-filled mental constructs. 19. Mercury in Cancer—A mind useful in revealing the mode of right embodiment of soul-design; the light from ‘above’ receives proper embodiment ‘below’. 20. Mercury in Cancer—The mind which stimulates and nurtures the “dark light” within the form. This light becomes the ‘Illuminator of the Mass’, and the ‘Illuminator of the Masses”. There is a mental facility to build ‘lighted habitations’ as a service. 21. Mercury in Cancer—A mental process which is adept at bringing integration and fusion to the many aspects of self. We remember the mantram associated with the advanced Cancerian individual: “The Whole is seen as One”. Thus this is a mentality which is adept at ‘unifying the field’. 22. Mercury in Cancer—The intuitive process by means of which each person or individual becomes an ‘embodiment of the light’. 23. Mercury in Cancer—The mind which facilitates the establishment of right relations between soul and personality by assisting the personality to become a translucent reflector of the light. 24. Mercury in Cancer—The mind which brings the instinctual nature into the “light of day”. 25. Mercury in Cancer—A mind adept at retrieving the reincarnational past; this would imply a special facility to tap the content of the “permanent atoms” as the repositories of memory. 26. Mercury in Cancer—The soul/personality conflict brought about by the increased soul/personality communication centers around whether the personality is a true vessel for the embodiment of soul light. The “new wine” of soul influence can all too easily be poured into the “old bottle” of an unredeemed, opaque personality. 27. Mercury in Cancer—A mind adept at reflecting Soul energy. A mind like a “pool”; the surface of the mind reflects reality, and the reflection sinks to the depths of the pool 28. Mercury in Cancer—Capacity to bring through impressions. Contributing to advanced mediumship and mediatorship. 29. Mercury in Cancer—An imaginative mentality assisting the imaginative building of the antahkarana. Also, utilizing the third and seventh rays, goo for anchoring antahkarana. 30. Mercury in Cancer—A mind receptive to the buddhic plane. 31. Mercury in Cancer—A mind capable of achieving objectivity about lunar condition. 32. Mercury in Cancer—A mind which, when cultivate, contributes to a clear seeing of planetary history through akashic record. 33. Mercury in Cancer—A mind contributing to past life access—if detachment is sufficient.

Mercury in Capricorn or Mercury in Relation to Capricorn Evolutionary Mantram of the Sign Capricorn: “And the Word said: Let ambition rule and the door stand wide. Spiritual Mantram of the Sign Capricorn: “Lost am I in light supernal, yet on that light I turn my back”. Quotations from Esoteric Astrology, relevant to the meaning of Mercury in relation to Capricorn. 1. Mercury in Relation to Capricorn in the Pleiades-Capricorn-Mercury Triangle: a. Capricorn connotes density, firm foundations, concretisation, the mountain of karma that holds down the struggling soul or the mountain of initiation which must eventually be climbed and surmounted. It signifies, therefore, the great force of liberation which both drives into experience and brings experience to an end, from the angle of humanity. This is the major stream of force in this particular triangle at this time.

b. Mercury brings in that quick and intuitive mind which interprets experience, fosters the growth of the intuition and relates the inner spiritual man to the outer human being in such a way that their future unity of purpose, plan and effort is assured. Mercury brings about those changes in mental perception which eventually enable humanity to act as the mediating interpreter between the higher worlds and the three lower kingdoms in nature. (EA 435-436) 2. Mercury in Relation to Capricorn—Crises of Initiation, Destruction and Mental Perception: In this particular world cycle it is Capricorn which is producing a moment of crisis—a crisis of initiation plus a crisis of destruction (related primarily to the mineral kingdom) paralleled by a crisis of mental perception, precipitated by Mercury. It is this mental perception plus world participation in the “crumbling of the mountain load of karma” which heralds the vision of the new day from the top of the mountain. Here in pictorial language I have endeavored to indicate the three streams of energy which meet in the centre called Humanity, involving therefore: 1. The active intelligence of man, latent in the human centre. 2. The initiatory activity of Capricorn. 3. The illuminating radiance of Mercury. This combination of energies produces a triplicity of activity of supreme importance today. (EA 436-437)

Specific Expression of Mercury in Capricorn Mercury in Capricorn for the Average of Undeveloped Man (As always, much will depend upon the ray of the mental vehicle and the aspects to Mercury)

1. Mercury in Capricorn—Concrete thinking 2. Mercury in Capricorn—Matter of fact thinking; the practical mind 3. Mercury in Capricorn—Materialistic, earth-bound, thought. 4. Mercury in Capricorn—Thought firmly bound by the illusions of space and time. 5. Mercury in Capricorn—Thought bound by rules and traditions. 6. Mercury in Capricorn—Calculating thinking; manipulation 7. Mercury in Capricorn—Rigid, crystallized thinking. 8. Mercury in Capricorn—Conventional thinking, predictable. 9. Mercury in Capricorn—Common sense. 10. Mercury in Capricorn—Humorless thought. 11. Mercury in Capricorn—Ambitious thought

Mercury in Capricorn for the Advanced Man (As always, much will depend upon the ray of the mental vehicle and the aspects to Mercury)

1. Mercury in Capricorn—Impersonal thinking 2. Mercury in Capricorn—Thinking in terms of principles 3. Mercury in Capricorn—Realism, pragmatism, no-nonsense 4. Mercury in Capricorn—Responsible thinking. 5. Mercury in Capricorn—Well-structured, organized thought. 6. Mercury in Capricorn—Mental aspiration. 7. Mercury in Capricorn—Professionalism 8. Mercury in Capricorn—Thought conferring the power to plan 9. Mercury in Capricorn—Purposeful thinking. 10. Mercury in Capricorn—Thinking according to principles. 11. Mercury in Capricorn—Thinking in terms of economics 12. Mercury in Capricorn—Deep understanding of matter and physical process 13. Mercury in Capricorn—Decisiveness 14. Mercury in Capricorn—Realistic thinking 15. Mercury in Capricorn—Logician 16. Mercury in Capricorn—Moral philosophy 17. Mercury in Capricorn—Thought well-cognizant of the law 18. Mercury in Capricorn—A mind which dislikes “small talk”

Mercury in Capricorn for the Disciple or Initiate

(The usual exoteric and psychological interpretations are purposely not here emphasized). 1. Mercury in Capricorn—Shedding the “light supernal” the light of the “mountain-top of revelation”. Soul light shed on circumstances is intense. The light which reveals life upon the summits. 2. Mercury in Capricorn—The “clear cold light”. 3. Mercury in Capricorn—Practical initiatory intuition. 4. Mercury in Capricorn—Intuition as the servant of a growing synthesis of mind. Capricorn conveys ‘synthetic vision’. Mercury in Capricorn is the mind which sees from the perspective of the synthesis revealed at the acme. 5. Mercury in Capricorn—Messages from soul to brain reveal what must be done to put one’s foot upon the “Mountain of Karma”, and thus ascend. 6. Mercury in Capricorn—The mind which intuitively receives the Law (though, from my perspective, Moses, who was an Aries {says D.K., speaking of Mohammed as of the same sign} was more likely to have had Mercury in Aries). There are some similarities between these two positions in relation to the Law. 7. Mercury in Capricorn—Profound thinking leading to the acquisition of power. 8. Mercury in Capricorn—Serious thoughts which eliminates the non-essential in the spiritual quest. 9. Mercury in Capricorn—Great ability to think in terms of the Law of Economy as well as the Law of Synthesis. Probably, less ability to think in terms of the Law of Attraction. 10. Mercury in Capricorn—Mastery of the knowledge content necessary for the next initiation. 11. Mercury in Capricorn—The intuition required to know what is need in terms of the next initiation. The mind to divine the next necessary “hint” (as D.K. discusses the subject of “hints” in DINA II). 12. Mercury in Capricorn—Organized thinking which keys into the spiritual ‘Power Structure”. 13. Mercury in Capricorn—Power to receive communications from Hierarchy (the spiritual ‘Power Structure’). 14. Mercury in Capricorn—Ability to structure one’s thought life in conformity to ashramic thinking. 15. Mercury in Capricorn—Special capacity to understand the structure and timing of the Divine Plan. 16. Mercury in Capricorn—Capacity to imbue thought with Divine Purpose and Divine Plan. 17. Mercury in Capricorn—Thought process in one sense very abstract because dealing with light- supernal: but in another sense very concrete, because concerned with the practical application of supernal light. 18. Mercury in Capricorn—Facility with ‘structured holistic thinking’, i.e., ‘hierarchical thinking’. Discerning the natural hierarchicalization of life within Cosmos. 19. Mercury in Capricorn—Intuitively revealing the vision as seen from the state of initiate consciousness. 20. Mercury in Capricorn—Intuitively revealing the steps which lead to spiritual power. 21. Mercury in Capricorn—Inclines towards the interpretation of life in terms of transcendent achievement. 22. Mercury in Capricorn—The voice of the soul as the voice of conscience. 23. Mercury in Capricorn— A mind given to spiritual pragmatism. 24. Mercury in Capricorn—A capacity for the apprehension of spiritual will. The mind as a representative of atma. 25. Mercury in Capricorn—A mind capable of fathoming seed principles. 26. Mercury in Capricorn—A mind capable of ordering thought into perfect crystals of thought (as Morya uses the word “crystal”.) 27. Mercury in Capricorn—Strong stimulation of the head center possible, as is the case with Mercury in Aries. 28. Mercury in Capricorn—Meditation leads to the state of “Diamond Soul”; thought simulated by streams from the “Jewel in the Lotus”. There are said to be eight such streams, and Mercury is the “Guardian of the Eighth Gate” and is much associated with the number eight. 29. Mercury in Capricorn—The dialogue between soul and personality revolves upon the theme of law, conscience and karma. Can the personality live up to the law of its highest conscience? Is the vision of possible achievement too demanding? 30. Mercury in Capricorn—A thought process inclined towards the completion and utilization of the Antahkarana; it becomes a much utilized avenue into initiatory realms. The ‘Bridge of Light” becomes very firmly structured through orderly, repetitive use; a solid, crystallized construct. 31. Mercury in Capricorn—Mercury in Capricorn aids in the promotion of right relations between soul and personality by conveying “peak- experiences” to the mind. Thought and ideas which convey spiritual power to the personality. 32. Mercury in Capricorn—In relation to this combination, one can begin to understand the statement that “Mercury and the Sun are one”; all “Sun- gods” who are “Lords of the Mind” are said to be born in Capricorn. 33. Mercury in Capricorn—A mind adept at following the occult laws and rules.