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FOREWORD, CONTENTS, HOW TO FIND YOUR SOUL'S PURPOSE AND PERSONALITY RAY

FOREWORD

As Bob Dylan sang, "The times they are a-changin'." We now stand on the cusp between two great astronomical Ages, the Piscean and Aquarian. We can't go back to where we were. The boundaries between countries are coming down. The U.S.S.R. is gone. So is the Berlin Wall. The Yuppie lifestyle, characterized by the conspicuous spending typical of Ages on the wane and old orders on the brink of decline, has vanished. Even the so-called "New Age Movement" is not what it once was. A lot of those would-be gurus promising instant salvation and enlightenment are back at work at 9-to-5 jobs, or in therapy to figure out what went wrong.

In these confusing times, the questions of "Who am I?", "Why am I here?" and "What is my life's work?" are becoming increasingly frequent. It's not that people have become less interested in love, or money, or travel or any of those mundane concerns. These interests will always be with us, as they are part of life on Earth. More and more people are discovering that materialism doesn't bring peace. It may bring happiness for a time, but it may also bring pain. Spouses and lovers can leave. Jobs can be lost. Cars rust out and have to be replaced. Bodies, despite the best care from the best professionals, age.

So if the lover can go and the job title can go and the guru you thought was your salvation turns out to have mortal needs, what's left? Where is it? How do you find it? The answer has been the same over the Ages, but the path to the answer has varied in terms of the speed at which it can be traveled and the clarity of the road signs.

In the Piscean Age, the path was said to center around finding a Savior. Hence, Christ died for our sins. Love Jesus and you'll be saved. Let Jesus do the work. There's much truth in these statements, but there's also much missing. This is because in the Piscean Age, truth was veiled when many souls were younger, they needed protection lest they confuse the Well of Truth with materialism. Only those deemed worthy were allowed to partake of the Well, which was guarded by the various Mystery Schools. Those admitted to these schools first had to pass the Initiations, which involved going through various experiences in life and reaching a point beyond which they could not pass unless they knew the passwords which were "Is this all there is?", "Is this all I am?" and "Is this all I can be?" The Initiates protected the young souls from Truth that might have been too potent for them to handle.

The hidden truth was this: We are all sparks of divinity with our own contributions to make to our own evolution and the world's. Christ, the Buddha and Krishna were Self-actualized, which means they knew and practiced this Truth. They were symbols of what we can do. They came to serve, to inspire and to teach. That was their work. They did not come to do our work for us. Their work was to serve as examples of the ways in which work can be done. They had not come as saviors, though, in the process of doing their work, they did save lives. But this was because they were doing their work--not because they were doing other people's work. They were merely being who they were and in doing so, allowing and inspiring others in turn be who they were. They have not done our work. They can't. And that's the truth that was veiled--the fact that we all have a great work to do because we all carry the spark of divinity within.

In the Aquarian Age, the path to Truth is the path of individualization. We must go from seeing others as saviors to seeing ourselves as capable of saving ourselves. This doesn't mean that we can't see others as helpers or can't help others. While others and externals can make a difference in our lives, they cannot save us or define us. We have to do that for ourselves.

According to tradition, the unveiling would come when the souls were ready to accept rather than fear the responsibility of being a spark of divinity. It's always been said that when the Age of Aquarius dawned, the symbols would be unveiled. This book is part of the process. Ruth Mierswa has taken the veiled hints and archaic language and obscure profundities of Alice Bailey's channeled texts and made them accessible to most, if not all. Those who will read will find answers.

No one could have written this book but Ruth. This is Ruth's work. The result of Ruth having the courage to "be" who she is. The system of Ray-Centered Astrology presented here is a tool for going within. It can help you discover who you are and why you are here. It will speak to your soul, clearly and simply, and in plain English rather than riddles. All you have to do is be prepared to listen to the answers that come from deep inside of you and act on them.

Easier said than done? Perhaps, but also easier done than not done. In the chapters that follow, Ruth provides a map to the well of Truth that's as clear as any I've ever seen. All you have to do is follow it. Your life's work awaits you. And the world awaits your life's work. Enough with this Foreword stuff; get on with the real food for thought! And by the way, I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

 Donna Van Toen
astrologer, author, world lecturer

CONTENTS

   FOREWORD 
INTRODUCTION
	WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK.........................................................................................................                                                                                                      
	THE MEANING OF LIFE...............................................................................................................
    HOW TO FIND YOUR SOUL'S PURPOSE...................................................................................
I  RAY 1 SOULS AND PERSONALITIES OF WILL AND POWER.....................................................
	RAY 1 SOUL OF WILL AND POWER.........................................................................................
		RAY 1 SOUL WITH ARIES ASCENDANT..........................................................................
		RAY 1 SOUL WITH LEO ASCENDANT.............................................................................
		RAY 1 SOUL WITH CAPRICORN ASCENDANT...............................................................
	RAY 1 PERSONALITY OF WILL AND POWER.........................................................................
		TAURUS SUN SIGN.............................................................................................................
		PISCES SUN SIGN...............................................................................................................
	SUCCESSFUL RAY 1 SOULS......................................................................................................
II  RAY 2 SOULS AND PERSONALITIES OF LOVE AND WISDOM................................................
	 RAY 2 SOUL OF LOVE AND WISDOM......................................................................................
		RAY 2 SOUL WITH GEMINI ASCENDANT.......................................................................
		RAY 2 SOUL WITH VIRGO ASCENDANT.........................................................................
		RAY 2 SOUL WITH PISCES ASCENDANT........................................................................
	RAY 2 PERSONALITY OF LOVE AND WISDOM......................................................................
		LEO SUN SIGN....................................................................................................................
		AQUARIUS SUN SIGN........................................................................................................
	SUCCESSFUL RAY 2 SOULS......................................................................................................
III  RAY 3 SOULS & PERSONALITIES OF CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE.........................................
	  RAY 3 SOUL OF CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE...........................................................................
		RAY 3 SOUL WITH LIBRA ASCENDANT..........................................................................
		RAY 3 SOUL WITH CANCER ASCENDANT......................................................................
		RAY 3 SOUL WITH CAPRICORN ASCENDANT................................................................
	RAY 3 PERSONALITY OF CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE............................................................
		SAGITTARIUS SUN SIGN....................................................................................................
		CAPRICORN SUN SIGN.......................................................................................................
	SUCCESSFUL RAY 3 SOULS.......................................................................................................
IV  RAY 4 SOULS & PERSONALITIES OF HARMONY THOUGH CONFLICT.................................
     RAY 4 SOUL OF HARMONY THROUGH CONFLICT................................................................
		RAY 4 SOUL WITH TAURUS ASCENDANT......................................................................
		RAY 4 SOUL WITH SCORPIO ASCENDANT.....................................................................
		RAY 4 SOUL WITH SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT............................................................
	RAY 4 PERSONALITY OF HARMONY THROUGH CONFLICT................................................
		VIRGO SUN SIGN................................................................................................................
		ARIES SUN SIGN.................................................................................................................
	SUCCESSFUL RAY 4 SOULS......................................................................................................
V  RAY 5 SOULS AND PERSONALITIES OF THE CONCRETE MIND...........................................
	RAY 5 SOUL OF THE CONCRETE MIND.................................................................................
		RAY 5 SOUL WITH LEO ASCENDANT............................................................................
		RAY 5 SOUL WITH AQUARIUS ASCENDANT................................................................
		RAY 5 SOUL WITH SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT...........................................................
	RAY 5 PERSONALITY OF THE CONCRETE MIND.................................................................
		GEMINI SUN SIGN.............................................................................................................
	SUCCESSFUL RAY 5 SOULS.....................................................................................................
VI  RAY 6 SOULS & PERSONALITIES OF IDEALISM & DEVOTION............................................
	 RAY 6 SOUL OF IDEALISM & DEVOTION..............................................................................
		RAY 6 SOUL WITH VIRGO ASCENDANT........................................................................
		RAY 6 SOUL WITH PISCES ASCENDANT.......................................................................
		RAY 6 SOUL WITH SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT...........................................................
	RAY 6 PERSONALITY OF IDEALISM & DEVOTION..............................................................
		CANCER SUN SIGN...........................................................................................................
		SCORPIO SUN SIGN..........................................................................................................
	SUCCESSFUL RAY 6 SOULS.....................................................................................................
VII  RAY 7 SOULS  & PERSONALITIES OF ORDER & RHYTHM...................................................
	  RAY 7 SOUL OF ORDER AND RHYTHM..................................................................................
		RAY 7 SOUL WITH ARIES ASCENDANT.........................................................................
		RAY 7 SOUL WITH CANCER ASCENDANT....................................................................
		RAY 7 SOUL WITH CAPRICORN ASCENDANT..............................................................
	RAY 7 PERSONALITY OF ORDER AND RHYTHM..................................................................
		LIBRA SUN SIGN................................................................................................................
	SUCCESSFUL RAY 7 SOULS.....................................................................................................
VIII  ASTROLOGY--PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.......................................................................
IX  UNIVERSAL LAWS AND INSIGHTS...........................................................................................
X  THE DAWNING OF A NEW AGE..................................................................................................
XI  CHANGES IN DISCIPLINES BEGINNING WITH ASTROLOGY................................................
XII  PSYCHOLOGY AND RAY-CENTERED ASTROLOGY..............................................................
XIII  HEALING AND RAY-CENTERED ASTROLOGY.....................................................................
XIV  SPIRITUALITY AND RAY-CENTERED ASTROLOGY............................................................                                                          
XV  SCIENCE AND RAY-CENTERED ASTROLOGY.......................................................................
XVI  CONCLUSION............................................................................................................................
 LEFT BRAIN PROOF--FINDING SOUL'S PURPOSE/PERSONALITY TYPE...................
  STUDY,PERSONALITY RAYS(CREME&RAY-CENTERED ASTROLOGY.......
  STUDY OF SOUL AND PERSONALITY RAYS & CAREERS..........................................
  STUDY,CORRELATION OF RESEARCHERS&GEMINI SUN SIGNS(RAY5).........
  STUDY REPLICATING THE ABOVE STUDY...................................................................
  STUDY OF CORRELATION OF MANAGERS & LIBRA SUN SIGNS--RAY7.................
  STUDY,CORRELATION OF DICTATORS & TAURUS SUN SIGNS--RAY1.............
  STUDY,SUN SIGNS OF THERAPISTS, EVEN RAYS PREDOMINATING
 RIGHT BRAIN PROOF--FINDING SOUL'S PURPOSE,PERSONALITY TYPE  .................
  QUOTES OF MASTER DJWAL KUHL ON CALCULATING ONE'S RAYS......................
  DK'S DISCIPLES' RAYS SAME AS RAY-CENTERED ASTROLOGY RAYS......
  DK'S HINTS OF DISCIPLES' ASCENDANTS&SUNS & RAY ASTROLOGY.........
  RAY-CENTERED ASTROLOGY AND OTHER DISCIPLINES...
  COSMIC HAPPENINGS......................................................................................................
  UNIVERSAL TRUTHS........................................................................................................
INDEX
                             CHARTS AND GRAPHS		 	              
FINDING YOUR PERSONALITY RAY.................................................................................................
FINDING YOUR SOUL RAY.................................................................................................................
SOUL AND PERSONALITY RAY GENERAL MEANINGS.................................................................
ASCENDANT AND SUN SIGN GENERAL MEANINGS.............................................................. ......
WISE & UNWISE USE OF RAY 1 SOUL & PERSONALITY ENERGIES............................................
WISE & UNWISE USE OF RAY 2 SOUL & PERSONALITY ENERGIES............................................
WISE & UNWISE USE OF RAY 3 SOUL & PERSONALITY ENERGIES............................................
WISE & UNWISE USE OF RAY 4 SOUL & PERSONALITY ENERGIES............................................
WISE & UNWISE USE OF RAY 5 SOUL & PERSONALITY ENERGIES..........................................
WISE & UNWISE USE OF RAY 6 SOUL & PERSONALITY ENERGIES..........................................
WISE & UNWISE USE OF RAY 7 SOUL & PERSONALITY ENERGIES..........................................
GRAPH-- CORRELATION OF RESEARCHERS & GEMINI SUNS--RAY 5.........
GRAPH REPLICATING  THE ABOVE CORRELATION....................................................................
GRAPH --CORRELATION OF DICTATORS & TAURUS SUNS--RAY 1.............
GRAPH--CORRELATION OF THERAPISTS & THE EVEN-NUMBERED RAYS..............................
RAYS DK GAVE DISCIPLES CORRESPONDING TO RAY ASTROLOGY SIDEREALLY.............
RAYS DK GAVE DISCIPLES CORRESPONDING TO RAY ASTROLOGY TROPICALLY..............


FIND YOUR SOUL'S PURPOSE & PERSONALITY TYPE 

No knowledge of astrology is necessary to find your Soul's Purpose. This book was writtenwith the sole intent of reaching everyone. It simplifies the material in my scholarly first book, Ray-Centered Astrology. To find your Soul's Purpose, you must know foremost what your Soul and Personality Rays are.

To find your Personality Ray, all you need to know is your month and day of birth, giving your Sun Sign.

To find your Soul Ray , you must know your Ascendant--the zodiacal Sign on the eastern horizon at birth. It is found from your natal horoscope which can be set up by an astrologer or an astrological computer service by knowing your year, month, day, clock-time and place of birth. Even if you do not know your Ascendant, this book will give you a wealth of information and guidance on your Personality Type from your Personality Ray and Sun Sign.

Even if you do not know your Ascendant, this book will give you a wealth of information and guidance on your Personality Type from your Personality Ray and Sun Sign.

We are not left in the dark to find that unique Purpose in Life that belongs to each of us. God, the universe, divine guidance--whatever you wish to call the Powers That Be has given us clues, found in the cosmos, which have been released through certain Masters of the Ageless Wisdom.

These clues reulted in a system to find your Purpose in Life by knowing which Ray energies entered your consciousness as your Soul and Personality Rays, what your Sun Sign is and what zodiacal Sign was on the eastern horizon (Ascendant) when you took your first breath.

FINDING YOUR PERSONALITY RAY

Your Personality Ray shows the type of personality you have to carry out your Purpose in Life. Please read the designated chapter for details of your Personality Ray with your Sun Sign:

     Birth               Sun Sign   Personality Ray  Chapt. 

Mar 21-Apr 20........Aries....................4...................4
Apr 21-May 20........Taurus......;..........1..................1                                    
May 21-June 20.......Gemini................ 5 .................5
June 21-July 22 .......Cancer ................6..................6
July 23-Aug 22 ....... Leo.....................2 .................2
Aug 23-Sept 22.. ....Virgo....................4 .................4
Sept 23-Oct 23 ...... Libra ...................7 .................7
Oct 24-Nov 22 ...... Scorpio................6 .................6
Nov 23-Dec 21 ......Sagittarius ............3 .................3
Dec 22-Jan 20 ........Capricorn .............3.................3
Jan 21-Feb 20 ....... Aquarius ...............2 .................2
Feb 21-Mar 20 ...... Pisces ...................1 .................1

The above chart shows the average day throughout the years when the Sun changed Signs. The day the Sun changes Signs varies within a day or two from year to year, so if your birthday falls near the changing days listed above, you may want an astrologer or computer service find your Sun Sign. However, you might intuitively know which Personality Ray is yours by reading both chapters.

FINDING YOUR SOUL RAY

To find your Soul Ray, you must know your Ascendant Sign found in your Natal Horoscope which can be set up by an astrologer or a computer service.

Five Ascendants with Given Soul Rays:

 ASCENDANT        SOUL RAY          CHAPTER
Taurus .......................... 4 ......................... 4
Gemini .......................... 2 .......................... 2
Libra ............................. 3 .......................... 3
Scorpio ........................ 4 .......................... 4
Aquarius ....................... 5 ...........................5

If your Ascendant is not one of the five above, your Soul Ray is one of the two or three as shown below:

Asc.       Soul R.   Chapt. Soul R. Chapt. Soul R. Chapt.

Aries...........1............1   or   7............7
Canc ......... 3 ...........3   or   7 .......... 7
Leo ........... 1 ...........1   or   5 ...........5
Virg............ 2 ...........2   or   6 ...........6
Sag .............4 ...........4   or   5 ...........5     or    6...........6
Cap ........... 1 ...........1   or   3 ...........3     or    7.......... 7
Pisc............ 2 ...........2   or   6 ...........6

If your Ascendant falls in the above chart, you have two choices. One is to read the two or three possible chapters indicated, in a relaxed contemplative state to intuitively know which Ray fits you best. The other choice is to have a Ray-Centered Astrologer do necessary calculations. If you are an astrologer, my first book, Ray-Centered Astrology, (See Appendix) will show you how to calculate Soul Rays and more.

Your Soul Ray tells your Purpose in Life. It is important to find that special niche for each of us to shine and to serve in the scheme of things. Your Personality Ray indicates the type of personality you have to carry out your Soul's Purpose.

Although your Soul and Personality Ray energies are most indicative in finding your Soul's Purpose, your Ascendant and Sun Sign add detail.

Each Ray chapter gives a thorough explanation of both Soul and Personality Rays. The first section relays information of the Soul and Personality Rays and helps determine which Ray energies you are using unwisely. It also gives guidance for transmuting character weaknesses into strengths, affording rewarding Karma.

The second section is detailed Soul Ray information, followed by (1) the combination of the Soul Ray with each of the three possible Ascendant Signs and (2) a general meaning of the Soul Ray with each of the Seven Ray personalities.

The third section is an explanation of the Personality Ray, followed by either one or two Sun Signs, depending on whether that particular Ray has one or two ruling planets. Also, information is given on the average, advanced and very advanced person of each Sun Sign to help you determine which category you fall in and what changes to make if you wish to advance to a higher one.

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Chapter 1

Life Purpose and Personality Type