Suggestions for Students
Astrology in the Secret Doctrine - (Third Edition)
veil... of astrological symbols, there were the occult mysteries of anthropography and the
primeval genesis of man. (S.D. Vol. I, 250)
existed before astronomy. (S.D. Vol. III, 325)
or the adoration of the Heavenly Host is the natural result of only half-revealed
astrology... Hence, divine Astrology for the Initiates; superstitious astrolatry for the
profane. (S.D. Vol. III, 337)
astrology is as far above modern astrology as the Guides (the planets and the Zodiacal
signs) are above the lamp posts. (S.D. Vol. III, 341) 
has left its eternal imprint upon the world. (S.D. Vol. III, 342)
built upon the mystic and intimate connection between the heavenly bodies and mankind and
is one of the great secrets of Initiation and the occult mysteries. (S.D. Vol. II, 525)
constellations have an occult and mysterious influence on, and connection with
individuals. And if with the tatter, why not with nations, races and mankind as a whole?
This again is a claim made on the authority of the Zodiacal records. (S.D. Vol. I, 709)
relates to astronomical, theogonical and human struggles; to the adjustment of orbs and
the supremacy of nations and tribes. The "struggle for existence" and the
"survival of the fittest" reigned supreme from the moment that Kosmos manifested
into being... Hence:
- The incessant fights of the Gods in all the Old Scriptures.
- The war in Heaven of the ancient mythologies. (S.D. Vol. I, 223)
the presence of the Eternal conformity of the divisions of the Zodiac and of the names of
the Planets applied in the same order everywhere and always and in the presence of the
impossibility of attributing it all to chance and coincidence... a very great antiquity
indeed must be allowed for the Zodiac. (S.D. Vol. I, 711)
ceremonial astrology... depends upon the knowledge of the Initiate of those immaterial
Forces and spiritual Entities that affect matter and guide it.
- There are
records preserved through the Zodiac for incalculable ages.
(S.D. Vol. I, 709.)
astrology and so on are all on the physical and not on the spiritual plane. (S.D. Vol. II,
philosophers alone who studied astrology... knew that the last word of those sciences was
to be sought in and expected from the occult forces emanating from the constellations.
(S.D. Vol. III, 214)
(S.D. Vol. III, 337)
Earth was created or fashioned by terrestrial  spirits, the Regents (the Spirits of
the seven planets. A.A.B.) being simply the supervisors. This is the first germ of that
which grew later into the Tree of Astrology and Astrolatry." (S.D. Vol. II, 26)
are seven chief groups of such Dhyan Chohans. They are the primeval seven Rays... Hence
there are seven chief planets, the spheres of the indwelling seven Spirits, under each of
which is born one of the human groups."
(S.D. Vol. I, 626)
are only seven planets specially connected with the Earth and twelve houses, but the
possible combination of their aspects are countless. As each planet can stand to each of
the others in twelve different aspects their combinations must be almost infinite."
(S.D. Vol. I, 626)
is the surviving Entity in us is partly the direct emanation from and partly
those celestial entities themselves. (S.D. Vol. I, 251)
and reascent of the monad or soul cannot be disconnected from Zodiacal signs... (S.D. Vol.
following five statements are basic
great astrologers have admitted that man could react against the stars. (S.D. Vol. III,
(or cycles) cannot be comprehended if the spiritual action of these periods - preordained
so to say by karmic law - is separated from their physical course. The calculations of the
best astrologers would fail, or at any rate remain imperfect, unless this dual action is
thoroughly taken into consideration and mastered upon these lines. This mastery can be
achieved only-through initiation. (S.D. Vol. I, 703)
astrologers do not give the correspondences of the days and planets and colors correctly.
white and black astrology... the good or bad results obtained do not depend upon the
principles which are the same in both kinds, but upon the astrologer himself. (S.D. Vol.
- Each of the
Primordial Seven, the first seven rays, forming the manifesting logos, is again sevenfold.
- As the seven
colors of the solar spectrum correspond to the seven rays or Hierarchies so each of these
is subdivided into seven.
- Each of
these Hierarchies furnishes the essence (the soul) and is the builder of one of the seven
kingdoms in nature - the three elemental kingdoms, the mineral, vegetable, animal and
kingdom of spiritual man. 
Hierarchy furnishes the aura of one of the seven principles in man with its specific
- Each of
these Hierarchies is the ruler of one of the sacred planets.
Thus astrology came into existence and has a strictly scientific basis. (S.D. Vol. III,
Vol. I, Section XVI and S.D. Vol. III, Section XXXVIII deal with the Zodiac, with Biblical
references to the Zodiac and with astrology and the mysteries of Initiation.