From the 21 of March to the 19 of April.
Rules: The Head
Stone: Ruby and Diamond
Plant: The Oak
Flower: The Red Carnation
Key Word: Action
ARIES: March 21st to April 19th
The persons born under this sign are impulsive and choleric; they become irritated with facility. These persons are capable of starting off new corporations and taking them to a good end. The children of ARIES triumph in the military and are very energetic and dynamic. The metal of this sign is iron. Those born in Aries are bad lucked in love because they end up fighting.
-Manual Of Practical Magic Samael Aun Weor
We now enter in full into our esoteric teachings of the constellation of Aries. This zodiacal sign governs the head, is the house of the warrior Mars, iron is its metal, ruby its stone and fire is its nature.
Due to this, the natives of Aries are of war-like nature, become strongly angered and since, they possess a great Martian energy, they feel capable of embarking on great undertakings and they take them to a good end. In general, they are not happy in love, since the easy instability they possess leads them into displeasures and marital separations.
During this sign, the disciple will have to charge his head with light to awaken his pituitary and pineal glands. The power of clairvoyance resides in these two small glands. Both glands are joined by an extremely fine duct, which has already disappeared in corpses. When both glands intermingle their luminous auras, man becomes clairvoyant and then perceives all the marvels of the subtle world. He will then know all the secrets, thoughts of men and women and will be able to see and talk to the sidereal Gods. Who will be able to hide his secret away from him? An enlightened clairvoyant is full of light and fire.
The disciple should sit on a comfortable chair and remain thoughtless for five minutes.
He should then pray to his Inner Self as follows:
“Father, you who are my true being, I beg that you transport yourself to the main star of the constellation of Aries, to bring the principal genie of that constellation to this humble house, so that he may heal my brain and awaken all the occult powers of my head”.
Then, with interlaced hands above his heart, the disciple will make a small bow of the head saluting the guardian at the right column, inhaling deeply, as in a sigh and immediately pronounces the password: JACHIN. Immediately, he will make an identical salute to the guardian on the left and pronounce the password: BOAZ. He will once again pray to his Inner Self like this:
“Father, take the seven sacred steps within, towards the interior of the temple and kneel down at the feet of the principal genie of Aries, begging him to come and awaken the powers of my brain and to flood my head with light”.
Then the disciple pronounces the mantra: AOM.
This mantra is pronounced properly opening the mouth with the vowel “A”, rounding it off with the vowel “O”, and closing it with the letter “M”, like this:AAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM.
This mantra is pronounced four times with the intention that the light flood our entire brain,
Next, the disciple will stand up; extend his right hand forward and move his head seven times forward, seven times backwards, seven rotations to the right and seven times to the left, with the intention that light flood and act within all the glands of the brain.
The pineal gland is influenced by Mars and the pituitary by Venus. The pituitary produces sleepiness and the pineal gland incites us to fight; and in this manner, while Venus wants to sleep, Mars wants to continue fighting.
During this sign, the disciple should vocalize daily for one hour, the vowel “I”, like this: IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII…..
This vowel will cause your pineal gland to vibrate and finally you will become clairvoyant.
Developed, the pineal gland converts us into super-men, and atrophied, it converts us into idiots. It is found developed in the chaste and atrophied in fornicators. Therefore, good disciple, if you want to convert thyself into an angel, thou are totally prohibited from all coitus.
The pineal gland is the window of Brahma: a fountain of accumulation for the magician and the disciple should practice before going to bed nightly, this other exercise:
Sit on a comfortable chair, during half an hour. Close your eyes. Remove all thought from your mind. Then, imagine that the fire from the constellation of Aries descends from heaven and penetrates in the igneous columns through your pineal gland. This gland is situated in the superior portion of the brain and the power to see the ultra of all things resides in it. If the disciple carries out the exercises of Aries with tenacity and constancy, he will become an enlightened clairvoyant. During these exercises, the disciple will be assisted by the hierarchies of Aries and they will awaken his powers and heal his brain with special treatments. The disciple will also be able to use the power of those hierarchies to heal others.
Aries is the house of Mars and Mars is the planet of war. The red hierarchies of Mars, gave man the astral body; Samael is the supreme chief of the astral plane; he and his warriors. Meditating daily on the tattwa Tejas, we activate the powers of the astral body. The tattwa Tejas or igneous ether is the cause causorum of all flame. The astral plane is the ardent world.
-Zodiacal Course, Samael Aun Weor
The work with our own Zodiac begins precisely with Aries. The disciple should sit in a comfortable armchair with the mind still and in silence, empty of all kinds of thoughts.
The devotee should close his eyes in order that nothing of the world distract him; imagine that the very pure light of Aries floods the cerebrum; he should remain in that state of meditation all the time he wants and then he will sing the powerful mantram AUM by opening the mouth properly with the A, rounding it with the U and closing it with the holy M.
The powerful mantram AUM is in itself a terribly divine creation because it attracts the forces of the very beloved Father, of the very adored Son and of the very wise Holy Spirit.
The vowel “A” attracts the forces of the Father, the vowel “U” attracts the forces of the Son, the vowel “M” attracts the forces of the Holy Spirit. AUM is a powerful Logoic Mantram.
The devotee should sing this powerful mantram four times during this exercise of Aries and then, standing up towards the East, he will extend his right arm forward moving his head forward seven times, seven times backwards, turning it seven times towards the right, turning it seven times towards the left, with the intention that the light of Aries will work within the cerebrum awakening the pineal and pituitary glands which permit us the perception of the superior dimensions of space.
It is urgent for the Light of Aries to develop within our cerebrum awakening our Consciousness, developing the secret powers contained in the Pituitary and Pineal glands.
Aries is the symbol of RA, RAMA, the lamb. By properly singing the powerful mantram RA, it causes the spinal fires and the seven magnetic centers of the dorsal spine to vibrate.
-Hermetic Astrology, Samael Aun Weor