Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Practical Mystic . . .

'Abdu'l-BahaOur last post was about the state of Israel and this post is about a man who passed from this life in the same land, when it was called Palestine. He was imprisoned for over 40 years for being a promoter of a Faith that had the following as its central principles:

~ One God
~ The Oneness of humankind
~ Independent investigation of truth
~ Harmony of science and religion
~ Equality of men and women
~ Elimination of prejudice of all kinds
~ Universal education
~ Spiritual solutions to economic problems
~ A Universal auxiliary language
~ Universal Peace upheld by world government

I'm going to try another experiment in this post. Come to think of it, this whole blog is an experiment—an effort in securing Your opinions and feedback about my interpretive system, presented (as a free download) in my book and in the free simplified guide to the system. I recommend one or the other as constant companions for readers of this blog so that alternative interpretations to the ones I offer can be created and posted in the comments, along with your thoughts and feelings about the system...

I'll only be interpreting the Sun, Moon, and Saturn of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's chart: first, because I'm keeping the interpretations simple until my readers get used to the system and, second, because the Sun/Moon combination is the "battery" of the whole chart and, in 'Abdu'l-Bahá's chart, Saturn is extremely prominent. In fact, due to the overall structure of the chart, Saturn and Moon are the focal pair and the Sun concentrates their interplay in the depths of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's character.

I'm going to use the system to interpret His Saturn, Moon, and Sun by selecting words and phrases that I feel reflect those ten Principles up there that He promoted. Each Planet/Sign/House combination has 64 basic interpretations in the system so I encourage you to consider the chart and those ten Principles and use the system to come up with your own interpretations; then, post them in the comments. If you don't feel up to that, you might post your thoughts about how the interpretations I create reflect those Principles...
The Major Shapers of His Character
Saturn in Aquarius in the 12th House
{since this function is retrograde, the interpretation should be understood
in its most unique and individualized sense}

Clarifying Humanitarian Considerations in order to Realize the Oneness of Life.
Moon in Leo in the 7th House
Nourishing a Creative Response in order to Initiate Sharing.
The Focus of His Life Endeavors
Sun in Gemini in the 4th House
Vitalizing Intellectual Freedom in order to Fertilize any Situation.
Do you see those interpretations as indicating a man who would endure
40 years' imprisonment for his beliefs?

Want to offer alternative interpretations?




Lauren said...

One God..........Universal Peace upheld by world government and everything you wrote between spoke to me in the evolutionary visionary voice of Neptune in Aquarius - and seeing it approaching an exact conjoining to the ascendant in the chart I wonder why you omitted its influence in Abdu'l-Bahá's universal vision for humankind as well as in considering his 40 years of imprisonment, along with the influence of Saturn in the 12th house of course.....

inspiring post, thank you.

Alexander M Zoltai said...

Good question, Lauren.

My reason for not noting the Neptune to His ascendant was my main motivation to keep things relatively simple as this blog finds its legs...

Yet, I seek and make space for reader's feedback as the first way to expand on what I'm attempting to do.

You've fulfilled this desire for reader contribution and added a major awareness to my consideration of "Abdu'l-Baha's chart!!

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