THE SEVEN SPIRITS BEFORE THE THRONE 5
oring to carry out His Will, the latter having in view the ultimate highest good, regardless of temporary ill.
These Planetary Spirits exercise a particular influence on the beings who evolve upon the planet which is Their embodiment, but have also an influence on the evolving beings upon other planets according to the development attained by such beings. The lower in the scale of evolution a being is placed the more potent are the effects of the planetary influences; the higher, the wiser and the more individualized a being is, the more it is able to shape its own course and the less it will be actuated by the stellar vibrations. That is why Astrology applied to daily life helps us. It gives us a knowledge of our weaknesses and the tendencies to evil in our nature; it shows us our strength and the times most opportune for development of added power for good.
In all religions we hear of the Seven Planetary Genii: the Hindu tells of Seven Rishi, the Parsi of Seven Ameshaspentas, the Mohammedan of Seven Archangels and our Christian religion has its Seven Spirits before the Throne.
The modern astronomer divorcees the spiritual aspect of the celestial science, Astrology, which he pooh-poohs as “”an exploded superstition,” from the material phase, Astronomy, counting eight primary planets in our solar system—Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Earth, Venus and Mercury. He shows through the telescope that they exist and thinks he