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Tree of Life - Planetary Paths

Excerpts from
The Tree of Life
by Ari

And when upon His simple will, came the desire to create the world and emanate the emanations,
To bring to light the perfection of His deeds, His names, His appellations,
Which was the cause of the creation of the worlds,
He then restricted Himself, in the middle,
Precisely in the center,
He restricted the light.
And the light drew far off to the sides around that middle point.

And there remained an empty space, a vacuum
Circling the middle point.
And the restriction had been uniform
Around the empty point,
So that the space
Was evenly circled around it.

There, after the restriction,
Having formed a vacuum and a space
Precisely in the middle of the endless light,
A place was formed,
Where the emanated and the created might reside.

Then from Endless Light a single line hung down,
Lowered down into that space.
And through that line, He emanated, formed,
Created all the worlds.

The Sun is the not a planet yet without it the planets wouldn't exist,  however, a Sun can exist without the planets, it's the source of their existence, not theirs of its'; hence we call it the Solar System, the Solar King of the realm of life where we exist. Similarly, Zero is not a quantity number yet it determines all quantities by reference to its position, it's their reference point,  their qualifier, and thereby the source of their relative value.

The Earth is our relative center in regards to our perspective of the universe; and the Moon, its' satellite, is subject to this planets motion, the Moon primarily only influences the Earths' condition and nourishes its' growth. Similarly,  Knowledge influences the conditions with which we live in and nourishes our emotional, physical, mental or spiritual growth, or any other  interests or stances we take in life.

Now imagine the Moon in motion, revolving around Tiphareth ( in this model the sphere of the Earth); it would become full in Yesod (in this model the sphere of Saturn).  In turn, the New Moon or Solar eclipse, while in Da'ath, its place of conception. This could also be said about the old approach with Malkuth as Earth, Yesod as Moon, and Tiphareth as the Sun.  The progression is the same from the lateral perspective of the Earth. The major differences are in the point of view: In this model the view of the feminine is raised from the former, underfoot position, to the centerpiece of our attention and relative point of view, Beauty.

We now know that the Sun's domain extents even deeper into space then we ever knew before. As a result of our present knowledge of the solar system, three outer planets and asteroids in particular, are also now known.  I can't help but wonder if the ancients were aware of these others dynamics of the solar system. They did recognize that the observations of factors in the world within which they lived, the Microcosm, would have corresponding factors in the world without, the Macrocosm. They also very much understood that there was more to life than meets the eye. The tradition wasn't just about preserving what was known, but more importantly, it was a living tradition of research and discovery; a tradition of a continual conversation of what we know of Life.

One of the major reconsiderations is the manner with which the Moon and the outer planets need to be placed with regards to a New Universal Tree of Life.  Previous attempts simply placed the planets in three supernal Sephiroth of the Tree of Life, which were heretofore unassociated with a planet.  This solution however failed to consider the repercussions these new discoveries have had on our collective consciousness; as well as, the reassessments that our collective understanding of the solar system had made over the past two hundred years. Along with the discovery of the outer planets came a resurgence of old artifacts being dug up from the past and we are simultaneously learning how to break away from old family and cultural patterns that we have been unconsciously perpetuating for generations.

In this Tree of Life, Pluto is associated with the eighth number, and position, not the ninth; I've done this because it is now known in astrophysics that Pluto passes within the orbit of Neptune and is a subset of Neptune's realm of influence. Neptune's orbit had moved closer to the Sun very some long time ago and that is why Pluto's orbit was squeezed outward like it is now. However, Pluto's orbit is still subject to Neptune's, so it is getting smaller to adjust to Neptune's dominate influence and it's orbit will eventually be completely within the orbit of Neptune again. Due to the observations from the Hubble telescope of other solar systems in the universe, this fact is now well known in astrophysics. The puzzle of Pluto's eccentric orbit  has been solved, but it's classification is still debated: Is it a planet or a planetoid? Either way it is still a dynamic object, which has a observable effect on the solar system, whose data can be analyzed and utilized, Astronomically and Astrologically.

It can easily be argued that since the Sun is the innermost body of the solar system then it should, respectively, be placed in the middle of the Tree of Life.  This Tree of Life system's approach is just a matter of taking a geocentric perspective instead of a Solar centric. From our relative point of view here on Earth we are in the middle of all existence; the Sun is above us, with Mercury and Venus by it's side in the morning and evening light. The most fundamental direction in which life grows is up towards the Sun. In turn everything that dies releases its carbon substance back down into the ground (Yesod as our carbon based foundation) and its liquid even further down into the water table or sea below the earth (Malkuth as our water based kingdom of life). 

There is also an  interesting note from western mythology, in which the old gods, Neptune and Pluto, ruled the depths of the ocean and the dark caverns of the underworld, both signifying forces from below. I find this and countless other examples from mythology only add to my suspicions that these stories have survived from a far more ancient time then we presently realize. Much of the speculation so far on the Planets and their relative placement on the Tree of Life have been based on the assumption that the ancients couldn't have possibly had a clue about the outer planets and therefore they weren't part of the original equation. However, their influences had been observed over time and the patterns of their behavior could be observed within nature and Man. And most importantly, they could be observed, as can be still be seen today,  in the Indian/Arabic number system; with it's Ten Ideal Numbers 0-9.

Within the Ten Ideal Numbers are the very same patterns as can be seen within our solar system:

0, the birth of all numbers = Sun, the Crown of Life

1, the first physical number  = Mercury, the Intelligence of Life
2, the first reproduced number  = Venus, the Wisdom of Life
3, the first dimensional number  = Earth, the Beauty of Life

4, the structure of number  = Mars, the Severity of Life
5, the expansion of number  = Jupiter, the Love of Life
6, the harmony of number  = Saturn, the Foundation of Life

7, the uniqueness of number  = Uranus, the Splendor of Life
8, the power of number  = Pluto, the Glory of Life
9, the deception of number = Neptune, the Kingdom of Life

The material nature of the planets are represented by the quantitative numbers, one thru nine, and the life force of the Sun is represented by the qualitative, source number Zero. Return to the source of enlightenment and overcome the temptations of the materialistic Beast, a.k.a. 666 ;-)

Ten, 10, is the return to zero and is a summation of the first complete set of ideal numbers, set 1, plus the beginning of the second set, 0. The ten completes the numeric progression from beginning to beginning, zero to zero, and quantifies the whole waveform as one complete set. This is why ten is the easiest number to tally by in this general system of numeric notation.

These eleven dimensions of considerations can be broken down into ten spatial considerations and one time consideration. The observable world only consists of four of these dimensions: Time as represented by Zero, the number of the Now, and the three dimensions of solids, Height, Width, Depth as represented by One, Two and Three respectively. Life on Earth, the third planet from the Sun, is perceived in Three spatial dimensions, within the Solar Time System of temporal reference.




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