WATER EARTH AIR FIRE The ancient model called the Anima Mundi is made up of Four Elements
It is the background model on which I arranged the astrological archetypes that illuminated the Pattern of the Elements.
WATER EARTH FIRE AIR To perceive a tree in this model we need to turn the pattern around 90 degrees. This is the way gravity organises the elements on planet Earth. Air and Fire rise, Water and Earth fall. UP DOWN
The roots draw up the water (Water) and minerals (Earth) in a process called osmosis. The leaves are factories that convert carbon dioxide (Air) into oxygen using sunlight (Fire). This process is called photosynthesis. (A photon is a light particle).
On the model (pictured here), the model that explains the psyche, there is a natural flow of energy from Source to Wealth - from the womb at the base to the area of greatest manifestation at the apex. We could think of this as ‘a river of life’. The river breaks down at the top (Uranus/Saturn) and returns to the Source.
This famous Tree grows in The Golden City . Quote: 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bear twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: … It is obvious that The Golden City of the Book of Revelation is a description of the Anima Mundi. It is described as having four walls with three gates in each wall and an angel at each gate: angels are also described as stars! Hello astrological angels!
To create a tree out of the layout of the Anima Mundi is easy-peesy .. and .. it grows on both sides of the river (not an ordinary sort of tree)! I have applied new rulers to Taurus and Virgo: (the logic for this audacious act will be explained in depth in another presentation.) ME
Astrologers will note that the archetypes merge. Between Neptune and the Moon is a root marked ‘dream’. Between Jupiter and the Sun is a branch marked ‘generosity’.
‘ Selective’ could be Taurus or Virgo. ‘Formal’, Virgo or Capricorn. Gemini and Libra co-ordinate and co-operate.
The text continues … and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. I am hoping that this sentence means that we will eventually learn to harness the energy in sunlight, but also, that astrology will gain the recognition it deserves and that an intelligent application of astrology's abundant information will lead us into a new, more enlightened, age. Perhaps its worth mentioning that oxygen is a by-product of photosynthesis .