Dane Rudhyar's schematic is a convincingly clear exposition of the spiritual journey from Aries 1 to Pisces 30 of any individual; it is straightforward, well presented and well-reasoned. You can study all of it fully though his splendid website, Mindfire. I have put in my own words a summary of what he taught next to my interpretations of each degree.
The soul needs to express itself fully as a unique individual, firstly by differentiating itself and then finding stability, before it can return to identifying itself as part of all and everything through fully integrating itself within its group of fellow humans and then capitalising upon the synergy of the group consciousness of the species.
The biggest overarching vibration that takes 360 degrees is OUT and BACK, each having two aspects - of acceleration and deceleration.
1) Fast out
2) Slowing down to turn
3) Fast back
4) Slowing down to turn.
THUS WE GET:
1) Aries Taurus Gemini
2) Cancer Leo Virgo
3) Libra Scorpio Sagittarius
4) Capricorn Aquarius Pisces
Each has its own inner dance of push and pull, for example the push of desire and the pull of potency for Aries. Each of them requires three levels of expression: do, feel, think. Within these are 5 stages: affirm, contrast, reconcile, realise, progress.
FIRST HEMICYCLE: THE PROCESS OF INDIVIDUALISATION
Act 1: Differentiation Aries Taurus Gemini
Act II: Stabilisation Cancer Leo Virgo
SECOND HEMICYCLE: THE PROCESS OF COLLECTIVISATION
Act III: Group-Integration Libra Scorpio Sagittarius
Act IV: Capitalisation Capricorn Aquarius Pisces
Three levels repeat, each in 5 stages to give a 15 degree pattern so that each sign has two ‘scenes’. For example, Aries 27 would be the 2nd stage of the third level (mental) of the second scene (which is called Potency).
FIRST LEVEL: Actional
SECOND LEVEL: Emotional / Cultural
THIRD LEVEL: Individual / Mental
1) The first stage of developing new awareness is action
2) That is followed by a response of the level of feeling emotions that are substantively to do with cultural expectations, and therefore conditioning.
3) Finally the mental or philosophical level. It is only when we have determined our own understanding that we truly express individuality.
The 24 SCENES
The soul is drawn to further its development by the most essential force in existence, which is desire. Desire itself is powerless; we see that unless it is met by potency it is impotent.
The journey involves bringing substance to thought; the Earth plane substantiates ideas and confirms their authenticity and reasonableness.
Natural curiosity motivates discovery and it is our normal attitude of being to exteriorise our findings.
It becomes clear that more options are available to us than we can experience, so decision is required, especially who and what to live with and care for – and the consolidation of this decision writes the script of our lives.
These are the ingredients yet they need to be ‘cooked’ in the cauldron of our experiences, it is
this combustion that allows the release of a fuller, previously hidden, statement of self.
Details emerge that characterise the uniqueness of how we are different from others, and our education, in the widest sense, is the training ground for this shaping process.
Our intimate interactions change who we are, a transfiguration followed by a reconstruction...
...as we learn new understandings and make new directional choices based both on a deeper communion with higher forces and its corresponding strengthening of faith.
We gain the knowledge of what our experiences mean to us by a process of abstraction and transference – in other words we make up a model of reality and project it onto others to see if it works.
In time we come to crystallise our wisdom and take on a role to perform a service for the group we belong to...
...raising our contribution to humanity by perfecting our excellent management of all aspects of being an ideal human being.
We come to know that all beings are collectively part of a federation, that separation is a false reading of life and that the perpetuation of consciousness requires us to surrender selfhood.
When you don't follow your nature there is a hole in the universe where you were supposed to be