An astrosophical view
‘How are you?’ is a common question.
You will look weird when asked ‘How are your organs?’ And probably even stranger with ‘How is your inner planetary system?’ Your first thought might be ‘This guy is nuts’.
Yet out language is full of expressions in which the organs are being called. ‘What ‘s on your liver’, when you are bitter. ‘You carry the hearth on the tongue’ when you are direct and speak out your feelings and judgments. ‘It lays heavy on the stomach’ when you have something hard to digest. ‘I stirred up his bile’ and ‘I vent my gall’ if something or someone bothers you and you need to make space for yourself. ‘I get oppressed by it’ when your own space is taken in. Here speak out the lungs. ‘I am all ear’ when you offer someone room to express himself. I this the kidneys show, that in their cleansing work of the body juices make a clean inner environment, a chalice in which you can be attentive for what plays within you and in other people. ‘I get a stich in my side when I think of it’ when you are troubled in your acts by something. Thus expresses the spleen.
All these examples, there are plenty, indicate that your organs directly influence your moods and as well your acts. ‘It’s all between your ears’ say the neurologist and shrink. Yea right, that ‘s where you become conscious in your brains of what is going on in your organs. Because we are not directly conscious of the processes in the organs. We did learn to observe the world around us, but looking and specifically listening to the inside is not the strongest side of our culture.
Our observations, to the outside as well as to the inside, start with the senses, with which we perceive impressions. And with this it’s not only about the five known senses of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and the tactile one. There are more, like whether you feel good or not (the life sense), and whether you feel the balance.
As an investigation to the inside you can question yourself with an event, neeting or problem the following:
-how and where does it enter in you?
-what do you feel with it?
-in what mood does that feeling bring you? Can you experience this as an inner space? And when yes, how does it look like?
-what does it want from you?
-what ideal is awoken in you?
-and how would you react out of it?
Thus you can enter yourself all through your senses and can observe. This usually goes very fast, so I advice to reflect on these steps in rest. And it is even better to model these out in clay. Then you get a clear picture of your inner world. With this as well starts my education in Inner Development.
But in this way you cab come to inner research. For by acknowledging your feelings, you bring your consciousness to the heart, where the feelings sparkle. The head only observes. And in experiencing your moods as inner spaces, you as well bring consciousness to your lungs, that have to do with your space experience, within as well as around you: we breathe in the air that fills the space. And through the different space experiences that your moods bring forth, you gradually get a feeling for the inner qualities that your organs bring along.
Organs and your soul mood
In the following manner the organs can determine your soul mood and consciousness:
-The heart gives rise to your feelings, and it makes perceive yourself as a center, out of the warmth. If you feel being treated with injustice, the heart can sparkle in rage. The inwardly experienced heart space is a center that corresponds to static or dynamic surroundings.
-The lungs determine your connection to and place in space. Through breathing they give you the connection of sense impressions and thoughts mainly coming from the head to life (oxygen), and thus as well to the forming of associative thinking. As space determination in social life they hold sadness, and can strongly have you experienced loneliness. The inwardly experienced lung space is dependent on your emotional base about your place in the world. And as this is more or less pleasant, you see the walls of it wide and transparent or rather tightening.
-The kidneys separate waste and astral substances (Nitrogen in broken down proteins). This is the base for your consciousness, that lives in the astral or soul body. This body consists of feelings, and hence the kidneys bring you the feelings and emotional connections. In a negative sense as well the basic fears, be cause the kidneys carry and take care of our body water. And in it work our predecessors, with their traumas and undissolved problems. The inwardly experienced kidney space is special and colorful, without a center but carrying like a chalice.
-The liver is our chemical factory, where the proteins are synthesized on the base of sound musters, or the dance of the substances. Besides this it makes the sugars and fats as fuels. Hence our faculty to grow, and as well to act inspired on the flow of life. When hemmed in your life expressions, there arises bitterness and rage. As an inner space out of your soul moods you can experience the liver as a moving ongoing space, like a riverbed that can reverse.
-The spleen organizes in us the making and breaking of blood. With the making of the blood inside our bone marrow the ideals are being elaborated in it. These come from the star constellations (see to this my first blog). So this spleen process carries our karma, our earthly fate upon which base we can develop. When you want to describe the mood of the spleen, this has to do with slowing down or being hemmed, with interiorizing and deeply contemplative fathoming, intuition, plight, and as well acting out of this. When you feel you did not handle well, remorse can arise from this by the self-imposed feelings of guilt. Inwardly you can experience the spleen space like a tunnel that forms in the deep.
-The gall bladder brings forth the propelling force in our blood. In the liver, in which it is embedded, this propelling force from the heartbeat comes in thin veins, which in hemming give rise to sound musters, on which base the proteins are being formed from amino acids that come from the guts. The gall bladder has to do with our forcer to do and undertake things. It has as well the possibility to create space for yourself and your initiatives, or space when others do not leave you this. When it’s hard for you to express your will, this can give rise to temper. Inwardy you can experience the gallbladder space out of its provoked mood as a dynamically created space in which things can develop.
-The stomach helps us to predigest out food, and besides this carries as well undigested experiences, which strongly influence your well or wrong feeling. As a soul space it gives you the experience of a turbulent inside lake that is enclosed by its walls.
-Your guts and the pancreas that is closely related to these specifically have influence on your capability to express your will ad therewith transform yourself and the Earth. They hardly come to the consciousness. There is the expression ‘Who has the guts to do that?’. This indicates courage, so a quality of the will, that comes from the guts. Qi Kung from China knows the connection between the small intestine and the lungs, and the large to the heart. So becoming conscious the guts goes through the organs mentioned. You become conscious of the pancreas through the stomach and spleen, and not so much by itself. It is our overall earth-organ, that makes the digestive juices, indispensible for our digestion.
So here you have some indications about the perception of the organs as soul moods.
Organs as inner planetary system
Now about the question how this forms an inner planetary system.
Before birth you came from your own star, entered the zodiac and condensed yourself ever more within our planetary system. Your thereby pulled ever denser bodies around your essential kernel, and these bodies each have been stilled in you as an organ process, of which the organ in concern is its precipitation.
-Within Saturn’s sphere you take on a warmth coat, through which you can apply your will on the Earth, for without warmth no deed can be done. Think of ‘dead’ fingers in winter. This finds its end in the spleen process. It mediates the processing and breaking down of the blood, ad in your blood lay stored the willing impulses – which is commonly being called your karma..
-Within Jupiter’s sphere you also get a life body, which makes that om the Earth you are not a stiff piece of wood, but can grow as well by your life processes. In our body the life processes are enabled by the liver proces, for in this the basic proteins of the body are being processed on the base of the sounds and rhythms that play in it. So the liver is our inner Jupiter organ.
-Within Mars’ sphere we also become a cloak of soul substance, an astral body, or a soul. Therewith we can connect us to other people and as well generate feelings. We can develop the soul when at each time we get new impulses and perceive things that get us in motion. This is being propelled by planet Mars through our gallbladder process: the force to come in motion and bring forth our willing impulses.
-Within the Sun’s sphere we come together with the groups of kindred people with whom we share karma and want to develop further. We work here unto one another with and out of the astral body, so that on the Earth we can recognize our traits with one another. When finished with this, we pull ourselves together around our basic pulsing rhythm of what later on while incarnated on the Earth will be our heart beat. Thus we separate from from our companions and continue our journey to the Earth. So in your heart you carry along all your companions, and besides this, your spirit germ, your ego, is centered in the heart.
-Within Venus’ sphere you work on the individualizing of your own soul, so that it later on the Earth expresses your personality. That soul or astral body is carried and kept clean by your kidneys. Your solar plexus chakra conducts your being on an astral level.
-Within Mercury’s sphere your life body is being personified and connected to the groups of people where you will connect to in life. These carry specific notions and thoughts, which are being worked as well into your life body. On the base of these life flows you can think later on. Also because with the lungs (Mercury’s organ) by the absorption of Oxygen you bring life to yourself and to your thoughts. Your life body consists of currents, rhythms and gestures. T he Chinese call these the meridian orbits, that go out from your second, navel chakra.
-Within the Moon’s sphere together with your guardian angel you look for the most suited couple of parents for you, which enables you with your possibilities and hang-ups you can best work out your fate and thus develop. Like this the Moon has to do with your basic life processes and your hereditary determined physical body. Most known of this is the menstruation cycle of the women, but each human knows the changes in mood all through the month, that are being influenced strongly by the movement of the Moon all through the Zodiac. You become conscious of your soul and life processes in your brains, which thus are the end of the workings of the Moon.
Thus you can get a notion for the coherence of the organs with the different planets. But this still is mere thought, and not experience. Over the possibilities to experience this I bothered many years. For if that succeeds you can make their inner workings more conscious, and thus get to know yourself better, with the possibility to conduct yourself.
After I first started to look at the motions of the planets towards the Earth and understand these, I could come closer to this. You can get to this as follows. All the planets turn around the Sun in egg-shaped orbits. Our Earth as well, and we are the third in the row. We on the Earth experience that the Sun turns around us, as well in an elliptic, egg-shapes orbit. And hence the planets around this make rhythmical dances to the Earth, enveloping us in loops. Each planet does this in its own, specific way, with its own pace all through the Zodiac and its specific amount of loops. So they make a basic measure-rhythm towards the Earth. Now if you start to experience these basic measure rhtyhms, you will notice that these bring you in specific moods, that attune to the organs that have been brought forth by the planets. I had experienced this in workshops and educations for years, with repetitive experiences. In this manner I worked this out in my compositions. So these rhythms give you a basic experience of the different organs.
In old folk music of different kind you can encounter these often unusual measure types. Separately from each other the Celts (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Bretagne), the Basks and the Hungarians know the 5/4, 7/4, 11/4 and even 13/4 measures in their music. Also the Turkish music from around the Dardanells. That is probably an echo of the temple music from Atlantis. That continent did not or hardly see the Sun, Moon and the planets because it was almost always foggy. There the people resonated inwardly with the planets. And still now you can experience in the folk music of those cultures how vivid is in its unusual measure types. We are awoken by these.
Chakras and planets
Now the planets do more than merely bring about the organs in us, for we have as well the germs in us to from our basic constitution develop us further on. These are our higher soul senses we call chakras or lotus flowers. ‘Chakra’ is the Indian word for wheel. These organs namely start to turn as soon as you start to develop them. Therewith has each chakra a specific amount of ‘petals’ when you start to develop these. So their development looks like a flower, a lotus flower. Hence the other name.
Between our life body with its life and water currents, rhythms and gestures (of the proteins) at the one side and our astral body at the other, develop higher soul senses, our chakras. We have seven ‘til eight large and about 20 smaller ones of these. We develop the petals of the chakras by making conscious (astral body) gestures (life body) to make effective our willing intensions and ideals in our lives. That means we develop good habits, or virtues. The larger chakras and their workings are:
-The forehead chakra is connected to the hypophysis and was our ‘third eye’ of old, our clairvoyancy. For most people it is closed nowadays, and now we can bundle our thoughts by it, and organize and direct these, by the ‘brain sand’ that is being formed in the hypophysis. When we start to see overall connections, the workings of archetypes, and as well the beings that represent these, we again become clairvoyant. Note: we already speak of the time spirit, but observing it all through the phenomena is already a step in the direction of clairvoyancy. It is similar for the beings behind the phenomena of nature. This chakra has to do with Jupiter, who through the liver helps to synthesize our thoughts with the life. If we become clairvoyant, the influence of Uranus comes through more strongly.
-The throat chakra has to do with giving shape, as of our thoughts in words in our larynx. The thyroid gland before this regulates the calcium absorption and decalcification of the bones, and so it has to do a lot with form. The chakra also concerns the formation of decisions, and the consequent execution of these. You develop this chakra through making your own the qualities of Buddha’s eight-folded path. It has to do with Mars and the gallbladder process, wherewith you make space for what lives within you. The throat chakra gives the possibility to organize your own life space.
-The heart chakra observes what occurs at the three nerve centers of the heart. At the upper one is observed what comes in from the thinking and the world outside, and probed at the feeling for truth. From the lowest nerve center it observes the willing impuses that are being aroused by a sense impression or event from the outside, and probed at the good. And in the middle nerve center is being weighed with the conscience what needs to happen with the impulse and its inner reaction. Hence this chakra has to do with the faculty to weigh and conduct inspired the actions at each moment. Just like the Sun balances and conducts the planets. When we refine and elaborate this chakra, the influence of Neptune becomes stronger, who usually seizes at the epiphysis.
-The thymus chakra regulates the rhythms of the organs to one another. When you start to develop it and thus enlarge your consciousness, this has to do with carrying out your soul plights (Indian: dharma) through which you can better elaborate and transform your karma with other people. This refinement of the inner and outer flows causes that you start to develop your ether heart, at the left side of your chest vault. This is the future organ for your inner growth. The chakra as healing and growth capacity has a strong connection to the planet Mercury.
-The Solar Plexus chakra carries your astral body, as do your kidneys, and out of your solar plexus nerve center it conducts your digestive processes though the vegetative nerve system. With this caretaking side it shows its coherence with the kidneys and therefor with Venus. When you start to handle the workings of the solar plexus consciously, you can learn to conduct in the astral worlds with and through the feeling, on the base of the colorful light rays of the astral world.
-The navel chakra, just beneath the navel, carries and conducts your lif body with its processes. From here flow the life orbits called meridians by the Chinese that maintain and conduct the life. If you start to make its processes conscious, you need to investigate your habits of thinking, emotional attitudes and acting and trace how much these are liberated from the judgments and morals of your youth and surroundings. You should make these more flexible and learn to handle them. Then you can, all through your solar plexus chakra, start to observe and conduct in the life worlds, and help to develop the good in it. Then Pluto starts to cooperate stronger herein. He usually seizes at the suprarenal gland. The navel chakra as a carrier and keeper of life coheres with Mercury, within whose sphere our life body was individualized.
-The tailbone chakra receives and bundles the four life flows that we get from the Earth (known in Star Wars as ‘The Force’). Thus our conection to the Earth is brought forth, feeding both our physical and our life bodies. That shows the coherence with the Moon. When we start to handle this chakra in a conscious way, we can learn to awaken the ‘sleeping snake’ (Indian: kundalini) and to erect it along our spinal chord. Then we open our crown lotus, and become a clairvoyant magician in the higher worlds. We then become the ‘winged serpent’ (Aztec: Quetzalqoatl), and every American Indian chief indicates he has done this by his feather crown hanging down the spine. However, just like the esculap of Hermes, the kundalini snake consists of here interweaving snakes: the white one of egoism/greed and the black one of Greed/power are kept in balance by the pink one in the middle, keeping that balance by erecting. So that is a strong image for the development you need to go by erecting the kundalini snake. You then bring the Moon (tailbone) in a direct contact with Saturn (the crown) and become a ‘Snake Carrier’ r Snake Tamer’. And that is the last northern star constellation of the Circle of Heroes, the goal of human development. This constellation forms the thirteenth zodiacal constellation. It presses the Scorpion downwards and indicates that herewith an new Zodiac can be developed by future man.
A comforting image, isn’t it?
Nicolaas de Jong.