Venus is we are told the most mysterious and occult
of all planets. The mother aspect stands for the polar relationship that she, Venus , has to our earth, given that the gift
of Manas and the incarnating sons of Mind came from her esoterically understood. She is our polar opposite. Also, the concrete rays effect the feminine deva other half of
man. The fifth ray brought together the animal and human kingdom via the spark of mind.
Here we see reference
to 'Sea' as in sea of fire and 'star of the Sea'. Venus is esoterically referred to as the 'Other Sun' and as it distributes
light both physically and occultly given to it by Helios our systemic Star from Sirius we see that the wave of approach via
a sea of fire is most illuminating when we see that the fifth plane is a reflection of the sea of fire.
to Annie Besant Venus also relates to Third ray of Higher mind and as HPB states...Manas being dual in its nature-as is its
sidereal symbol, the planet Venus, which is both the morning and evening star-the difference between the higher and the lower
principles of Manas, whose essence is derived from the Hierarchy ruling Venus, is denoted by the dark blue and green. Green,
the Lower Manas, resembles the colour of the solar spectrum which appears between the yellow and the dark blue, the Higher
Spiritual Manas. SDIII. HPB. We can see the relsationship here as indicated by DK.
The aspect of
science working out in the male or femail form is purely down to the cyclic incarnations of souls I suppose. If one
dominates then at some other time so will the other. Or at least re balance, whether in science or any activity. JPC.
Just as there is a group of Contemplative Initiates,
called in the Eastern phraseology "Nirmanakayas," Who function in deep meditation at a point midway between the Hierarchy
and Shamballa, so this much higher group of Ray Lords function in the deepest cosmic meditation between our planet, the Earth,
and our sister planet, Venus. You would find it useful to read with care The Secret Doctrine and A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
and refresh your minds as to this relationship. RI. DK.
Most of the Nirmanakayas have taken the
sixth and the seventh initiations, whilst the group which functions midway between the Earth and Venus have all taken the
eighth and ninth initiations. Some of Them, as I mentioned earlier, aid the initiate of the seventh degree; a still larger
group of them participate in the activities of the two final initiations. RI. AAB. DK.
Lakshmi is Venus -- Aphrodite,
and, like the latter, she sprang from the froth of the ocean with a lotus in her hand. In the Ramayana she is called Padma.
Venus, the Stella del Mare, or "Star
of the Sea." SDI. HPB.
Water is, in another sense, the feminine
principle. Venus Aphrodite is the personified Sea, and the mother of the god of love, the generator of all the gods as much
as the Christian Virgin Mary is Mare (the sea), the mother of the Western God of Love, Mercy and Charity. If the student of
Esoteric philosophy thinks deeply over the subject he is sure to find out all the suggestiveness of the term Ambhamsi, in
its manifold relations to the Virgin in Heaven, to the Celestial Virgin of the Alchemists, and even to the "Waters of Grace"
of the modern Baptist. SDI. HPB.
The dove was the symbol of the Soul with
several nations, it was sacred to Venus, the goddess born from the sea-foam, and it became later the symbol of the Christian
Anima Mundi, or the Holy Spirit. SDI. HPB.
Then came Venus, whose gods were the
PRINCIPALITIES; SDI. HPB.
Why, for instance, do we find that the
satellites of Neptune and Uranus display a retrograde motion; that, in spite of its closer proximity to the Sun, Venus is
less dense than the Earth? SDI. HPB.
Evolution is said to be born under the
direct influence of one of the Planets: Race the first receiving its breath of life from the Sun, as will be seen later on;
while the third humanity -- those who fell into generation, or from androgynes became separate entities, one male and the
other female -- are said to be under the direct influence of Venus, "the little sun in which the solar orb stores his light." SDII. HPB.
The modern Commentary explains the words
as a reference to a well-known astronomical fact, "that Mercury receives seven times more light and heat from the Sun than
Earth, or even the beautiful Venus, which receives but twice that amount more than our insignificant Globe." SDII. HPB.
Every active power or force of the earth
comes to her from one of the seven Lords. Light comes through Sukra (Venus), who receives a triple supply, and gives one-third
of it to the Earth. Therefore the two are called 'Twin-sisters,' but the Spirit of the Earth is subservient to the 'Lord'
of Sukra. Our wise men represent the two Globes, one over, the other under the double Sign (the primeval Svastica bereft of
its four arms, or the cross."***
***Venus is thus the Earth. SDII. HPB.
The "double sign" is, as every student
of Occultism knows, the symbol of the male and the female principles in Nature, of the positive and the negative, for the
Svastica is all that and much more.
Science teaches that Venus receives from
the sun twice as much light and heat as the earth. Thus the planet, precursor of the dawn and the twilight, the most radiant
of all the planets, said to give the earth one-third of the supply she receives, has two parts left for herself. This has
an occult as well as an astronomical meaning.
Venus, the great Mother-Virgin, issues
forth from the Sea-wave, and Cupid or Eros is her son. But Venus is the later mythological variant of Gaia (or Gaea), the
Earth, which, in its higher aspect is Nature (Prakriti) SDII. HPB.
The Star of the Mother of the World is
the planet Venus. In 1924 this planet for a short time came unusually near to the Earth. Its rays were poured on Earth, and
this created many new powerful and sacred combinations which will yield great results. Many feminine movements were kindled
by these powerful rays. LHRI. HR.
Consequently, you have at the end of
the age (I refer here to a greater round of the zodiac and to no shorter cycle), the glorification of Venus, of Virgo, the
Virgin, and of Mother Earth - two planets and one constellation - and all these are potencies which produce definite changes
in the solar system. EA. AAB. DK.
Venus changes simultaneously (geologically)
with the Earth; that whatever takes place on the one takes place on the other; and that many and great were their common changes
-- it is for these reasons that St. Augustine repeats it, applying the several changes of configuration, colour, and even
of the orbital paths, to that theologically-woven character of Venus-Lucifer. He even goes so far in his pious fancy as to
connect the last changes of the planet with the Noachian and mythical Deluge alleged to have taken place 1796 years B.C.
As Venus has no satellites, it is stated
allegorically, that "Asphujit" (this "planet") adopted the Earth, the progeny of the Moon, "who overgrew its parent and gave
much trouble," a reference to the occult connection between the two. The Regent (of the planet) Sukra loved his adopted child
so well that he incarnated as Usanas and gave it perfect laws, which were disregarded and rejected in later ages. Another
allegory, in Harivansa, is that Sukra went to Siva asking him to protect his pupils, the Daityas and Asuras, from the fighting
gods; and that to further his object he performed a Yoga rite "imbibing the smoke of chaff with his head downwards for 1,000
years." This refers to the great inclination of the axis of Venus (amounting to 50 degrees), and to its being enveloped in
eternal clouds. But it relates only to the physical constitution of the planet. SDII. HPB.
Venus, or Lucifer (also Sukra and Usanas)
the planet, is the light-bearer of our Earth, in both its physical and mystic sense. The Christians knew it well in early
times, since one of the earliest popes of Rome is known by his Pontiff name as Lucifer. SDII.
Humanity's function is to transmit and
Humanity is the planetary light bearer,
transmitting the light of knowledge, of wisdom, and of understanding, and this in the esoteric sense. These three aspects
of light carry three aspects of soul energy to the soul in all forms, through the medium of the anima mundi, the world soul. TWM. AAB. DK.
"Every world has its parent star and
sister planet. Thus Earth is the adopted child and younger brother of Venus, but its inhabitants are of their own kind. .
. . All sentient complete beings (full septenary men or higher beings) are furnished, in their beginnings, with forms and
organisms in full harmony with the nature and state of the sphere they inhabit."
Usanas-Sukra or Venus is our "Lucifer,"
the morning star, of course. SDII. HPB.
Lucifer, or Luciferus, is the name of
the angelic Entity presiding over the light of truth as over the light of the day. In the great Valentinian gospel Pistis
Sophia (§ 361) it is taught that of the three Powers emanating from the Holy names of the Three [[Tridunameis]], that of Sophia
(the Holy Ghost according to these gnostics -- the most cultured of all), resides in the planet Venus or Lucifer. SDI. HPB.
On the other hand Venus would be less
adapted for human life such as exists on earth, since its seasons are more extreme and its changes of temperature more sudden;
though it is curious that the duration of the day is nearly the same on the four inner planets, Mercury, Venus, the Earth
and Mars. SDII. HPB.
Venus, like Mercury, has a very dense
atmosphere, as also has Mars and the snows which cover their poles, the clouds which hide their surface, the geographical
configuration of their seas and continents, the variations of seasons and climates, are all closely analogous -- at least
to the eye of the physical astronomer. SDII.
Now Buddhi and Mercury correspond with
each other, and both are yellow, or radiant and golden coloured. In the human system, the right eye corresponds with Buddhi
and Mercury; and the left with Manas and Venus or Lucifer. SDIII. HPB.
In the same way Venus, Manas and the
left eye are set down as correspondences. Exoterically, there is, in reality, no such association of physical eyes and physical
planets; but Esoterically there is: for the right eye is the Eye of Wisdom, i.e., it corresponds magnetically with that Occult
centre in the brain which we call the Third Eye; SDIII. HPB.
Manas being dual in its natureas is its
sidereal symbol, the planet Venus, which is both the morning and evening starthe difference between the higher and the lower
principles of Manas, whose essence is derived from the Hierarchy ruling Venus, is denoted by the dark blue and green. Green,
the Lower Manas, resembles the colour of the solar spectrum which appears between the yellow and the dark blue, the Higher
Spiritual Manas. SDIII. HPB.
Venus, spirit of fire. ISIS. HPB.
Speaking of Venus, Placidus, the astrologer,
always maintained that "her bluish lustre denotes heat." ISIS. HPB.
Venus and Mars are Father and Mother
to the Earth and They are in reality one entity, the feminine part ruling Venus and the masculine part ruling Mars. Therefore
the regent of the Red Star, known as Hilarion, and Venus, the ruler of the Blue Star, brought this Earth into existence and
are protecting it. Venus was born immaculately from the ocean. That entity is sometimes known as Aphrodite and Astarte. She
is also known as the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Music. TTII. FLD. MH.
The Earth also has its ruler, but under
supervision, direction and protection of the Two in One mentioned. Venus is the universal feminine principle and gives the
Mother touch. Mars is strength and can make and unmake worlds. Both Mars and Venus are mated, and the Two in One watch carefully
the progress of the Earth and its humanity. Infinitely more could be said on this interesting subject and relationship but
that is left to your interior search and intuition. TT II. FLD. MH.
You will note that Pluto and not Mars
is here mentioned by me as a non-sacred Planet, ruling Scorpio. The reason for this is that there is a relation between Mars
and Pluto analogous to that between Venus and the Earth. Esoterically speaking, Mars is the alter ego of Pluto; the activity
of Pluto at this time and in this lesser world cycle is very important on account of its esoteric approach to the Earth, impelled
thereto by the vivification of its life by a display of Martian energy. The Earth, Mars and Pluto  form an interesting
triangle with Venus behind the scene acting as the impelling soul acts towards a rapidly integrating personality. EA.
Our terrestrial evolution received a
most valuable stimulus from the assistance given to us by our sister globe, Venus. Venus is at present in the fifth incarnation
of its chain, and in the seventh round of that incarnation, so that its inhabitants are a whole chain-period and a half in
front of us in evolution. Since, therefore, its people are so much more developed than ours, it was thought desirable that
certain Adepts from the Venus evolution should be transferred to our Earth in order to assist in the specially busy time just
before the closing of the door, in the middle of the fourth root-race. These august Beings have been called the Lords of the
Flame and the Children of the Fire-mist, and They have produced a wonderful effect upon our evolution. The intellect of which
we are so proud is almost entirely due to Their presence, for in the natural course of events the next round, the fifth, should
be that of intellectual advancement, and in this our present fourth round we should be devoting ourselves chiefly to the cultivation
of the emotions. We are therefore in reality a long way in advance of the programme marked out for us; and such advance is
entirely due to the assistance given by these great Lords of the Flame. Most of Them stayed with us only through that critical
period of our history; a few still remain to hold the highest offices of the Great White Brotherhood until the time when men
of our own evolution shall have risen to such a height as to be capable of relieving their august Visitors. Textbook On Theosophy. CWL.
Where then are the nearest worlds, whither
we could direct our consciousness? Jupiter and Venus. COM. HR. MM.
Human evolution is regarded as the crown
of the Universe, but we know that the earthly man is still very crude in his form and tissues when compared with, let us say,
the dwellers of Jupiter and Venus. LHR II. HR.
It is said that on the higher planets
there are fewer animals and they are far more perfect. Thus there are no insects and beasts of prey on Venus. There exists
a veritable kingdom of flights. People fly, birds fly, and even fish. And the birds understand human speech. The colors of
fishes and of birds feathers attain amazing combinations and beauty. LHR II. HR.
The Planet Venus References
in The Secret Doctrine and A Treatise on Cosmic Fire.
"Venus... has no satellite...
and is far older than the Earth." (S.D. Vol. I, 180 and Vol. II, 35)
Venus is "the little sun
in which the solar orb stores his lights." (S.D. Vol. II, 27)
"Light comes through Venus
who receives a triple supply and gives one-third to the Earth. Therefore the two are called 'twin sisters.' The spirit of
the Earth is subservient to Venus." (S.D. Vol. II, 33)
"Venus is the most occult, powerful and
mysterious of all the planets. Its relation with the Earth is the most prominent. It presides over the natural generation
of men. It is called the 'other sun.' It is the Earth's primary or spiritual prototype." (S.D. Vol. II, 33-35)
"The planetary Logos of Venus loved the
Earth so well that He incarnated and gave it perfect laws which were disregarded and rejected." (S.D. Vol. II, 38)
"Every sin committed on Earth
is felt in Venus. Every change in Venus is reflected on Earth." (S.D. Vol. II, 35)
"Venus...is the light-bearer
of our Earth, in both the physical and mystic sense." (S.D. Vol. II, 36)
"It is with the Regent of Venus (the
planetary Logos) that occult mysticism has to deal." (S.D. Vol. II, 36)
"Humanity (which appeared
in Lemurian days)... is said to be under the direct influence of Venus." (S.D. Vol. II, 27)
"The sun Sirius, is the source
of the Logoic mind (manas) in the same sense as the Pleiades are connected with the evolution of mind in the seven Heavenly
 Men and Venus is responsible for the coming in of mind in the Earth chain." (C. F. 347)
"There is a psychic link between the planetary Logos of Venus and that of our Earth. The Venus scheme is
more active than ours. Its humanity are more advanced than ours. Its radiation includes the buddhic plane as far as its humanity
are concerned. It could therefore open up, through stimulation, the same plane to our Earth humanity." (C. F. 367)
"Venus is the second or the sixth scheme,
according to whether the schemes are counted mystically or occultly." (C. F. 595)
"Venus is negatively polarized
and hence it became possible for a mysterious absorption by the Earth of Venusian force...the karmic tie between the two planetary
Logoi (one in a positive incarnation and the other in a negative) caused a planetary alliance. Light flashed forth." (C. F.
"The Lord of Venus: Holds
place in the Logoic Quaternary. Venus is in the fifth round and is therefore further progressed than the other planets." (C.
"At the present stage of
evolution in the systemic centers (the planets) Venus, the Earth and Saturn form a triangle of great interest. It is undergoing
vivification. It is increasing the vibratory capacity of the planetary and individual centers." (C. F. 181) 
"Venus, Jupiter and Saturn might be considered
from the standpoint of the present time as the vehicles of the three super or major principles. Mercury, the Earth and Mars
are closely allied to these three but a hidden mystery lies here." (C. F. 299)
"In the human system, the
right eye corresponds with Buddhi and Mercury and the left eye with manas and Venus." (S.D. Vol. III, 447 and 458)
"In the middle of the fifth round, the
Logos of Mercury will, with the Logos of Venus, and of our Earth form a temporary triangle of force." (C. F. 371)
"Venus and Jupiter are closely
connected with the Earth and form eventually an esoteric triangle." (C. F. 370)
"Venus, being in the fifth
round, had the mind principle coordinated and developed and four minor mental aspects had been synthesized and the buddhic
aspect was being provided with a means of expression through the medium of the fifth principle." (C. F. 376)
There are three planetary
schemes in... "which manas is manifested, and two in which already Buddhi is manasically demonstrating. Of these two, Venus
is one..." (C. F. 377)
"Venus is in her last round and has nearly
brought the fourth kingdom to perfection." (C. F. 742)
"A clue tending towards the correct understanding lies hid in the words: 'Venus is the Earth's primary.'
It is not permissible to say much about this mystery, that 'Venus is the Earth's alter ego,' nor is it advisable, but certain
ideas may be suggested which - if brooded on - may result in a wider grasp of the beauty of nature's  synthesis, and
of the wonderful correlation of all that is in process of evolution. Perhaps
some idea may be gained if we remember that, in an occult sense, Venus is to the Earth what the higher Self is to man. The
coming of the Lords of Flame to the Earth was all under law and not just an accidental and fortunate happening; it was a planetary
matter which finds its correspondence in the connection between the mental unit and the manasic permanent atom. Again, as
the antahkarana is built by individual man between these two points, so - again in a planetary sense - is a channel being
built by collective man on this planet to its primary, Venus. In connection with these two planets, it must be remembered
that Venus is a sacred planet and the Earth is not. EA. AAB. DK.
The Venus scheme, being in the fifth
round, had the fifth principle of manas coordinated and developed, the minor four manasic aspects had been synthesized, and
the buddhic aspect was being provided with a means of expression through the medium of the perfected fifth. Our Heavenly Man,
in the fifth round, will have attained a paralleling point in evolution, and the fifth principle will, as stated, be no longer
the object of His attention as regards the human units." Just as Venus is negatively polarized to our Earth scheme, so the
seven stars of the Pleiades are negatively polarized to our seven schemes. EA.
"The statement that the great Kumara or the One Initiator came to this planet from Venus is true in so far
as it embodies the fact that He came to this dense planet (the fourth) in the fourth chain from that chain in our scheme which
is called the 'Venus' chain, and which is the second chain. He came via the second globe in our chain; His scarcely felt vibration
was sensed (occultly) in the second round, but only in the third root-race of the fourth round did conditions permit of His
physical incarnation and of  His coming as the Avatar. EA. AAB. DK.
To understand the relation of Venus and
the Earth, I would have you ponder on what I earlier gave in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire.
The entire relationship has been summed up in the words: The planet Venus is to the planet Earth what the higher Self
is to the Personality. Remember that the planet Venus is one of the seven sacred planets whereas the Earth is not. This statement
involves, as you can see, a deep mystery of relativity, of interplay and of eventual revelation. This revelation as to the
relation of the Earth's alter ego to the world of human life will only be revealed at the third initiation, at which time
all glamor and illusion is dissipated  and "the light which shines through the eye of the Bull will be unimpeded" and
carry light into the darkness. EA. AAB. DK.
The Dense Physical Planets: Venus - 5th
Chain - 5th Globe. EA. AAB. DK.
It has been said that as Venus is in
the fifth round, the Venusian Lord is further progressed than His brothers. This is not altogether so. Just as in the development
of humanity three main lines may be seen with four lesser lines merging into one of the three main lines, so in connection
with the Heavenly Men, there are three main lines of which the Venusian is not one. The Lord of Venus holds place in the logoic
quaternary, as does the Lord of Earth. TCF. AAB. DK.
Ray III Higher Mind
Indigo, Blue, Bronze.
The initiatory cultural process which
has in view the stimulation of magnetic radiation or transmutation is but an experiment. It was tried first on Venus, and
on the whole proved successful, resulting in the consummation of the planetary purpose in five rounds instead of seven. This
was what made it possible to utilize Venusian energy upon the Venus chain and the Venus globe of our scheme and thus cause
the phenomenon of forced individualization in Lemurian days. It was the intensive stimulation of the third kingdom of nature
during the third root race which artificially unified the three aspects. The process of stimulating through the medium of
Venusian energy was really begun in the third round when the triangle of force was completed, and ready to function. It is
this factor which occultly makes the third Initiation of such tremendous importance. In it the human triangle is linked, the
Monad, the  Ego and the personality, or Venus, the Sun and the Earth are symbolically allied. TCF.
Forget not that 'relating our planet
to the planet Venus is a planetary antahkarana, passing from thence to the Heart of the Sun and later to the cosmic mental
plane. There are "rainbow bridges" carrying the sevenfold energies of the seven rays from planet to planet, from system to
system, and from plane to plane on cosmic levels. It is over these bridges that the will of the related spiritual Identities
is projected, producing that synthesis of effort which is distinctive of the cooperative systemic life. The work of the Masters
in training from our planet is, among other  things, to unfold within Themselves not only sensitivity to systemic purpose,
but the ability to transmit that Purpose to the Council Chamber at Shamballa. TCF. AAB.
"He who sees in the dark light of Shamballa
penetrates to that which lies beyond our little sphere to that which can be sensed behind the holy triangle (Venus, Mercury,
the Earth, A.A.B.). There is to be found the point of radiant fire which shines within the eye (Taurus), which burns upon
the mountain-top (Capricorn) and which the water cannot quench (Aquarius). These are the holiest three." EA. AAB.
VENUS - The School with five strict Grades.
This again is a planetary scheme closely related to ours, but its planetary Logos is in a more advanced group of students
in the cosmic sense than is our planetary Logos. Most of its hierarchical instructors come from the fifth cosmic plane, and
are a peculiar group of Manasadevas of very exalted rank. They are each depicted in the archives of our Hierarchy as holding
a trident of fire surmounted by five green emeralds. TCF, AAB.
Venus is negatively polarized, and hence
it became possible for a mysterious absorption by the Earth of Venusian force. Again in this connection the question of sex
may serve to elucidate. The karmic tie between the two Heavenly Men - one in a positive incarnation and the other in a negative
- caused the working out of an old debt and a planetary alliance. TCF. AAB.
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