“The being who gave the seven golden vials (Revelation 15:7)”“The being who gave the seven golden vials (Revelation 15:7)”, unknown artist. Link to Source

“I saw in heaven another great and marvelous sign: seven angels with the seven last plagues—last, because with them God’s wrath is completed. And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name.…Out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues. They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden sashes around their chests. Then one of the four living creatures [1] gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of God, who lives for ever and ever. And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.” – Revelation 15:1-2 & 6-8 (NIV)

“Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, 'Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.' ...The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, 'It is done!' Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake.” – Revelation 16:1 & 17 (NIV)

[Link to Part 123456, 8.2]

The Aquarian Water Bearer pouring out his Jar/Kumbha
In both the Rig Veda and in St. John’s Revelation, we find a mythological and prophetic account of the end of the obstructions of the fixed water sign of Scorpio () and the apocalyptic and purifying release or pouring out of the heavenly waters from their Water Jar or Kumbha in the sign and Age of Aquarius. The Vedic version centers around the release of seven rivers from the obstructive hold of the dragon-beast Vritra; and the Biblical version centers around the release of the seven sealed “bowls of God’s wrath” which serve to defeat the Beast and liberate “the energy locked or imprisoned in 'the pit' [i.e. in the waters of Scorpio], which turns back upon itself constantly and consumes itself by the poison of its stagnation or imprisonment.” [2] Both feature the victory of the divine Hero-Son (the Conqueror) and the defeat of all who are beholden to or remain in the pit of Darkness, beholden to the Beast of Falsehood. 

“[The] Conqueror…must release [the entrapped Sun/Light] from the pit of dense matter. In this mystery lies the essence of the sign Scorpio…. [Revelation 8:11 reads] ‘many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter'…. [These] are the waters that are enclosed and can become stagnant and hence poisoned ‒ bitter.… [N]ow that which was received and swallowed up or engulfed by the thick blanket of inertia must begin to work itself out and upward once more, transforming the darkness as it proceeds. This is the Redemption, the work of the avatar now in its phase of the Conqueror [=Son].” – Thea, The Hidden Manna (being the Revelation called Apocalypse of John the Divine), p. 88

As I have already written at length, during the week before Thea’s passing in October 2016, I came to see and understand the seven rivers  [=the waters] of the Vedas and the seven bowls of Revelation as the first seven vesicae piscis of the Zodiac which extend to and measure out the entrance into the sign of Aquarius, known as the Water Bearer and as Kumbha (=the Water Jar) in Sanskrit. [3] 

The seven rivers-bowls of the Vedas/Zodiac, extending to Aquarius/Kumbha

The obstruction of the seven rivers by the dragon or serpent Vritra is often referred to as a “curse” in the Vedas, a curse which is lifted by Indra and by the Divine Son Agni once he ‒ Child of the Waters (apām napāt) – is given birth by his seven mothers/rivers. Upon his birth, Agni is known as Soma Pavamana – the self-purifying god Soma, who is depicted as a conquering War Horse (Dadhikravan) and Sage. Together with Indra and other Vedic heroes and heroines, Agni (Soma Pavamana) breaks open the cave, mountain or pen of ignorance and releases the seven rivers (=floods, bowls, cows, mothers, dawns, etc.) from their containment or container. In my view, on the geometric level of the twelve-month Vedic Year (Yajna), this conquering and curse-quelling Horse-Sage-Son is equivalent to the radius of 0° Sagittarius – the ninth ray, radius or spoke of the twelve-rayed Zodiac, which is the radius of the seventh vesica piscis or river of the Zodiac. 

Agni's Fire Trine and the 7th river of the Zodiac, measuring out Aquarius/KumbhaFrom this third seat or angle of the Fire Trine, Agni, also known as Trita (the Third) and Trita Aptya rises up from the nadir of 0° Libra to the “water-holding [Kumbha] of heaven Veda” [=0° Aquarius/Kumbha]. Trita Aptya is a description of Agni who is given birth by the waters (āpya) at the position of his third angle or seat. Throughout her writings, Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet (Thea) discussed the Vedic lore of Agni’s birth as the Horse-Sage [=the Conqueror of Revelation] and his corresponding victory over the obstacles of Death and Ignorance that reign in the 8th sign of Scorpio in relation to Sri Aurobindo’s four-stage Supramental Descent and his rebirth as the Sagittarian Son in 1963, 37 years into our current Age of Aquarius. [4]

“[Reborn] on Immortality Day [1963, in the sign of Sagittarius, Sri Aurobindo] is the conqueror of Death, Victorious Mars, the fourth planet.… He is Mars by his position as fourth in the Solar Line  – Thea, The New Way, Vols. 1&2, p. 290


“Agni is the fourth of the supramental avataric descent; he is Skanda of the Puranic Tales: he is Kalki of the Ten Puranic Avatars; he is the Conqueror  of St. John's Apocalypse; he is the Horse of the Veda, the symbol of Force (Tapas), the counterpart of the Cow, the symbol of the Light of Consciousness.... The Horse then is a major symbol in the Vedic hymns invoking Agni…. 

“When the Son takes birth in the sign Sagittarius, Agni is born on Earth, and the high Truth of the Veda can be revealed. The deciphering of these ancient texts is impossible unless one has the keys of higher knowledge. No scholar or pundit can pierce the veils of the enigmatic hymns unless he has been initiated into the mysteries of the miraculous Birth. And for this he must know the structure of the zodiac thoroughly because only therein can he find the keys to a timeless Knowledge." – Ibid., pp. 379-380   


“The Son, who is the Father [Sri Aurobindo] reborn, accomplishes this task-by his very birth. In this manner he vanquishes the powers of darkness that have possession of the Earth plane and the total [supramental] descent brings about the transformation of all four planes: spiritual, mental, vital, and physical.” – Ibid., p. 143  

Below are several Vedic verses which convey Agni and Indra’s victory over the cursed obstruction of the waters. 

“[Agni-Soma] ye have set up the shining lights in heaven. From curse and from reproach…ye freed the rivers that were bound in fetters.” – Rig Veda 1.93.5, tr. RTH Griffith


Queller of curses, mighty, with strong sway, [Agni-Soma] Pavamana shall bring treasures.... Drive ye that Tawny Courser, O ye pressers, on his way to war, Swift Steed who carries off the spoil. Pouring all glories [=rivers, streams, floods, cows, etc.] hither, he, effused and entering the jar [=kumbha], stands like a hero mid the kine [=rivers]…. O Soma, O thou Sage, these worlds stand ready to attest thy might: For thy behoof the rivers flow.” – Rig Veda 9.62.11,18-19, 27 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith


“Born in old time as finder-out of treasures, drained with the stone, decking himself in waters [=in the seven rivers], warding off curses, King of all existence, [Agni/Soma Pavamana] shall find way for prayer the while [the seven rivers/mothers] cleanse him.” – Rig Veda 9.96.10, tr. RTH Griffith


“[Agni/Soma Pavamana, Child of Waters, Sage, Steed] quells malignities and slays the demons, the King of mighty power who brings us comfort.” – Rig Veda 9.96.10, tr. RTH Griffith


“Thou [Indra] from the curse didst free the mighty Waters [seven lovely floods, divine, untroubled], and as their only God didst watch and guard them.” – Rig Veda 10.104.9, tr. RTH Griffith


“Indra who quells the curse blew curses far away, and then in splendour came to us.... In rapid torrent let the mother waters [=rivers] spread. Slay Vṛtra, win the light of heaven.” – Rig Veda 8.78.2, 4 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith


“Severing the hill [adri=mountain, rock, stone] of heaven by words, [Indra-Agni] found them, the radiant ones of the arriving dawn [uṣaso arcino guḥ[5] spreading wide; [tr. RL Kashyap]; he uncloses (the doors) to the enclosures. The god has opened up the doors belonging to the sons of Manu. [tr. Jamison & Brereton]….

“Come, let us carry out, O friends, the purpose wherewith the Mother threw the Cow's stall open, that wherewith Manu conquered Visisipra [=Vritra], wherewith the wandering merchant gained heaven's water…. Bright was the young Sage [Agni] moving mid his cattle [=rivers/mothers]…. The wise have drawn him like a ship through water: the [seven] floods obedient have descended hither.... [tr. RTH Griffith]

“I hold for you in the waters (i.e. the seven Rivers) the thought that wins possession of heaven [=the seven-headed thought], by which the Navagwas passed through the ten months; by this thought may we have the gods for protectors, by this thought may we pass through beyond the evil.” [tr. Sri Aurobindo] – Rig Veda 5.45 excerpts [6]   

In The Hidden Manna – “written [in 1976] immediately after the know ledge had come of the Father's rebirth as the Son, or Agni” [7] –  Thea wrote about the resolution of this “curse” and the release of the waters from their Aquarian Kumbha as it was expressed, or rather, prophesized in St. John’s Revelation. Regardless of the fact that she was entirely unaware of the geometric sense, form, measure and law of the waters, bowls and vials of the Vedas and Revelation, her analysis of the pouring out of the seven bowls was nonetheless revelatory and accurate in its own deeply profound ways. As demonstrated below, she understood that the pouring out of the seven bowls corresponded to the ending of the curse (aka “the wrath of God”) via knowledge brought to Earth by the avatar of the Aquarian Age.

“[In Chapter 15 of Revelation the] work of the Age of Aquarius begins to manifest. This chapter is a description of the powers of transformation, the waters which are gathered in the golden bowls and will be poured out upon the Earth. 

“The image is the same as the symbol of Aquarius, the man-angel who pours the transforming waters from his water jug which bring about a change in all areas of human life. Nowhere else in the Revelation is the sign Aquarius so clearly rendered.

“The 1st verse [of Revelation 15] is translated rather differently [than the King James Version] in other texts. 

[The King James Version reads: “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.]

“The Revised Standard Version reads: 'Then I saw another portent in heaven, great and wonderful, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is ended.'

“The New World Translation offers this interpretation: 'And I saw in heaven another sign, great and wonderful, seven angels with seven plagues...'. This rendition has a direct relationship with verse 1 of Chapter 12. Therein the sign described was Capricorn; here it is Aquarius. 'These are the last ones, because by means of them the anger of God is brought to a finish.' The essence of the sign Aquarius is the transformation of consciousness on a universal scale.

“But this is accomplished because the way is opened for the powers to flow onto the Earth from the higher planes. It is only with the beginning of that Age that the veils are rent which block the downward flowing stream of light which is a power. This is accomplished by the avatar who brings new knowledge into the atmosphere, which is a power at work for the purpose of piercing the veils, ― the bridge that is built between the planes by the power of his seeing, a rainbow built to heaven.

“Thus the Aquarian Age is ushered in by this higher knowledge that allows the waters to flow from the jug, which John describes in this instance as plagues, because initially their work [the work of poured-out seven vials] is destructive, ―or apparently so, for the old ways must be cast aside, the sediment that is left in the winepress of the Lord.

“The two alternate translations present a fundamental difference from the King James Version; in the last phrase of the verse they both indicate; the end of the destructive process ― which the King James Version fails to highlight.” – Thea, The Hidden Manna, pp. 199-200 [Bold emphasis added]

In Revelation 15:8 we are told that “no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed,” i.e. until the seven bowl/vials were poured out. To be clear, the temple that St. John was writing about was the temple of the Zodiac, guarded by its four fixed-sign beasts: the Lion, Bull, Eagle, and Man. Thus the ending of God’s wrath – the malignancy or curse of ignorance and falsehood – is firmly connected to Man’s capacity to enter into, or rather to be initiated into the temple of the Zodiac which is the temple (mandir) of the Divine Mother (Aditi), whose divine form, measure and eternal law is established by her own indwelling Son (=radius). [8]

In the last two books of Revelation the resolution of this world “curse” or “wrath of God” in the sign and Age of the Aquarian Man (aka the Water Bearer and Friend) is firmly linked to the Divine Son’s (=Lamb’s) giving forth “the spring of the water of life” which the “victorious will inherit.”

“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people [with Man], and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.' And the One [Divine Son/Lamb] seated on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new.' Then He said, 'Write this down, for these words are faithful and true.' And He told me, 'It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give freely from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this….But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile...they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.' The angel [one of the seven] who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls....The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.” – Revelation 21 excerpts, NIV [Bold emphasis added]

The angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse….There will be no more night.” – Revelation 22:1-5, excerpts NIV [All emphasis added]

The “[golden] measuring rod” of this golden city and its twelve gates is of course the radius. In RV 4.58.5 this measuring rod is called the “golden reed” (hiraṇyayo vetaso). When we understand the seven “golden bowls” of Revelation are measured and poured out by this same golden reed, we can see that the seven angels who pour out the seven bowls (=seven plagues) in this Biblical prophecy are the seven radii who pour out the first seven rivers (=seven vesica piscis) of the Zodiac. It is time for humanity to understand that St. John’s Revelation (aka the Apocalypse) is a retelling or re-envisioning, however altered, of the central Vedic theme of the disclosure and release of the Vedic waters by the immortal Divine Son of the twelve-month Yajna (aka Aditi) and his companion heroes in the Age of Aquarius/Kumbha. 

In Revelation, the Beast or Lord of Falsehood is conquered by the victorious Warrior-Son on his White Horse. In the Rig Veda, the Beast (Vritra/Vala) is conquered by Indra and the victorious Warrior-Son-Sage-Horse who is purified and turned white by the seven rivers (seven mothers, floods, vials, etc.) who give him birth and bring him to his heavenly Kumbha (=Jar), equivalent to his goal and resting or dwelling place in the course of the 360° Solar Yajna or Year. Via his seven mothers (=rivers) Agni rises up and delivers the purified Soma (=Amrita) to Indra, who uses it to conquer the obstructions of the Beast/Dragon and to release the seven rivers [=seven vesicae piscis=cows=mares] from their previously sealed or closed container or Kumbha by whatever name,— jar, vat, cask, vessel, bowl, beaker, pitcher, reservoir, filter, cow pen, cave, mountain, fort, rock, stone, hill, cloud, etc. —, thereby dispelling the curse, misfortune, malignancy, or darkness of the fixed water sign of Scorpio. Below are of some of the many Vedic verses that portray Agni’s movement to Kumbha in conjunction with his seven mothers/rivers (=seven vesicae piscis). [9]

“Born like a youngling [Agni] hath clamoured in the [wooden Vat], when he, the Red, the Strong, would win the light of heaven. He comes with heavenly seed that makes the water swell…. [He is a] far-extended pillar [=skambha] that supports the sky…. [T]he Most Bounteous [rivers=mothers=floods] ever united, love [Agni – the Leader/Son of the seven floods]…. Soma [=Agni] assumes white colour when he strives to [victory]…. Down the steep slope, through song, he comes to sacrifice, and he will burst the water-holding cask of heaven, Yea, to the shining milk-anointed beaker, as to his goal, hath stepped the conquering Courser.” – Rig Veda 9.74 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith.


“O [Agni/Soma Pavamana], these Seven Rivers flow, as being thine, to give command…. Flow onward, [Agni] in a stream, effused to gladden Indra's heart…. Driving thee in [the Sun’s] course, the Seven Sisters with their hymns made melody round thee the Sage. The [virgin rivers] deck thee…to drive thee to the [filter] when thou, a singer, bathest in the [Vat]. The [seven] streams of [Agni] Pavamana, thine, Sage, Mighty One, have poured them forth...towards the meath-distilling vat: The [seven] holy songs [10] have sounded forth. Like milch-kine coming home, the drops of Soma juice [=the seven rivers] have reached the lake, have reached the place of sacrifice.… Best art thou, Soma…thou as Warrior ever hast prevailed.… Agni, thou pourest life; send down upon us food and vigorous strength; Drive thou misfortune far away…. Beyond his enemies away to sweet praise [Agni] Pavamana flows, like [the Sun] visible to all.… Far-sighted Indu [=Agni] is a Steed. He, [Agni] Pavamana, hath produced the lofty Law, the brilliant light, destroying darkness black of hue. From tawny Pavamana, the Destroyer, radiant streams [seven rivers] have sprung, quick streams from him whose gleams are swift.”– Rig Veda 9.66.6-12, 16, 19, 22-25 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith 


“He goes, effused and singing, to the filter, like priest to measured seats supplied with cattle. Robed in fair raiment meet to wear in battle, a mighty Sage pronouncing invocations. Roll onward to the beakers [=bowls/kumbhas/vials] as they cleanse thee, far-seeing at the feast of Gods, and watchful.... Roar out as thou art purified, run forward....Let him flow, sweetly-flavoured, through the filter, and let our pious one rest in the pitcher.... He quells malignities and slays the demons, the King of mighty power who brings us comfort. Then in a stream he flows, milked out with press-stones, mingled with sweetness, through the fleecy filter…. As he [like a steed, to victory for glory] is purified [=cleansed/whitened] he pours out treasures…. [Agni/Soma Pavamana the Steer] as Child of Waters...performed that great achievement.” – Rig Veda 9.97 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith   

In Revelation 19:11-21 (NIV), subtitled “The Heavenly Warrior Defeats the Beast” we find the following account of the purified (=white) conquering Warrior, War Horse and Divine Son of the Vedic Sacrifice: 

I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:


“And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God….

“Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army. But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.” 

These verses are full of Vedic imagery and cannot be accurately understood without being aware of the equivalence between this White Horse and its rider (the King of Kings, Lord of Lords) and Agni-Soma Pavamana who is the Son, King, Lord, War Horse and Conqueror of the twelve-month Vedic sacrifice. The winepress that the conquering Son “treads” in Revelation is equivalent to the filter that Agni streams or runs through as the purified conquering Horse in the Vedas. Via this “filter” Agni presses out the Soma wine for the “banquet” or “feast of the gods” (devávītaye[11] which shows up in Revelation 19 above as “the great supper of God”. In the Vedas, this feast of the Gods is discussed as the meeting or gathering place of the seven rivers, and likewise as Agni’s goal and the place in the Vedic sacrifice wherein the rivers (cow, mares, etc.) of truth are released or poured out from the obstructive forces of ignorance for the benefit and sustenance of both gods and humankind. As I have discussed, this gathering place in the Vedas is called (and disguised) by many names in the Vedas, including the Jar (aka kumbhakosha, kalasha, pātra, drona, etc.), the reservoir (samudra), Indra's heart, Indra's special place, as well as Agni's resting place and place of sacrifice (yonim).

These heavily veiled Vedic and Biblical symbols and stories only begin to reveal their true sense when we see them in the context of the 12-month Vedic Year (i.e. in the context of the Zodiac); and a much fuller revelation of their long-hidden meaning comes when we understand the geometric key of the conquering Son-Horse-Sage (=the radius of 0° Sagittarius) and his seven mothers-rivers (=seven vesicae piscis=bowls, vials) who simultaneously bear him forward to and measure out the entrance into Kumbha (0° Aquarius) – the Jar from which the heavenly waters of the Zodiac and of the Vedas and of Revelation are poured out. 

The Vedic symbols of the radius (radii) in the Revelation excerpts above include the lamb (=calf in the Vedas), the angel(s) (=Angiras Rishis=Angirases in the Vedas), the golden reed, the measuring rod (of the Holy City/Jerusalem), the conqueror, king, lord, his war horse, his iron scepter, and his sword. Symbols of the vesica(e) piscis include the mouth with a sword (=radius) coming out of it, the winepress (=soma press), birds flying through the midair, lakes, eyes, flames, crowns, horses (mares) voices, words, robes, bowls, vials, and pearls. I am only including the Vedic symbols of the radius and vesica(e) piscis that occur in the verses of Revelation [15, 19, 21 and 22] featured above. There are myriad symbols (poetic names) of the vesica piscis throughout the Vedic hymns and throughout other chapters of Revelation. 

In order to see and understand the cohesive sense and truth of these symbols (and of all of the religious symbols related to them) one has to adopt the wide and cohesive mindset of the Vedic Rishis wherein one can see the Many expressions of the One, as well as the One circular (or spherical) context via which the Many are One. From this view, i.e. with the two eyes of the Vedic Seer (=the circle of the Zodiac and the vesica piscis), one can see through the veils, obstructions and understand what it is that was being discussed in an occult or veiled manner in the Vedic hymns and in Revelation. 

One can see how the Vedic Rishis repeated and overlapped multiple symbols of the same zodiacal geometry even within individual verses and hymns throughout the Vedas, a feat of poetic genius and obfuscation which has served to keep the secret geometric key of the Vedas secret for ages. For example in RV 1.44.12, the seven rivers that bear Agni forward in the twelve-month year are equally depicted as “billows of the flood” and as Agni’s “roaring flames”. In RV 10.68.1 they are “like birds who keep their watch, [s]plashing in water, like the loud voices of the thundering rain-cloud, like merry streamlets bursting from the mountain.” In RV 8.103.3 they are “the seven holy voices [who] pour a wave of meath. In RV 10.114.7 they are the [seven] voices of the seven sages and the “draughts of Soma[wine]”. In RV 9.107.25, Agni as the Sage-Horse is said to be “clad in watery robes", “robed in the flood…clad himself with milk and settled in the vats” as well as “purified in the bowl.” Agni is also described therein as “entering the saucers [=seven bowls] as a man [enters] the fort.” In RV 7.3 Agni rises up to heaven on his everlasting flames (just as elsewhere he rises via his seven mothers/rivers) and is described as being flame-crowned which makes perfect sense when we know that the Vedic Rishis saw and portrayed the vesica piscis as the shining and covering robe, garb, raiment, adornment, splendour and glory of the radius. In RV 1.126.4, 7.18.23, 10.68.11, the radii (horses) of the Zodiac are said to be adorned by or decked with pearl (kṛšana). In RV 2.35.4, the vesica piscis is likewise described as a “chariot [=vehicle] decked with pearl.”  [All translations RTH Griffith]

The 10 months and 7 rivers that give Agni birth in the Vedic Year/Zodiac
In RV 5.47 below, the seven rivers that give Agni birth and usher him to and meet him at his “dwelling place” (yonim)—elsewhere known as his Kumbha—are described as “spacious paths without a limit [swift in their motion].” The ten months that these seven rivers encompass and measure out as they travel to this meeting place (0° Aquarius) in the Zodiac are herein referred to as “ten [who] invigorate the Babe”. In addition to the swift “paths” (of heaven) and the yonim, symbols of the vesica(e) piscis in this hymn include: the “stone set in the midst of heaven”, the cows (kine) of “threefold nature”, [12] the mothers and their woven garments, and the steer’s spouses.
“Swift in their motion, hasting to their duty, reaching the central point of life immortal, [on] every side about the earth and heaven go forth the spacious paths [=rivers] without a limit. Steer [rising from the Sea/Waters], Red Bird with strong wings, [Agni] hath entered the dwelling-place [yonim] of the Primeval Father [=Manu?][13] A gay-hued Stone set in the midst of heaven, he hath gone forth and guards mid-air's two limits. Four bear him up and give him rest and quiet, and ten [months] invigorate the Babe for travel. His kine [=rivers, mothers, sisters, floods] most excellent, of threefold nature, pass swiftly round the boundaries of heaven. Wondrous, O people, is the mystic knowledge [the wonder, the enigma] [14] that while the waters stand the streams are flowing…. [T]he Mothers [=seven cows, rivers, floods, etc.] weave garments for him their offspring. Rejoicing, for the Steer's impregning contact, his Spouses [=his seven rivers, floods, cows, etc.] move on paths of heaven to meet him.” – Rig Veda 5.47.2-6 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith [All emphasis added]

RTH Griffith translated yonim in this hymn as “dwelling-place”, but it is important to note that yonim is translated in a variety of ways throughout English translations of the Rig Veda depending on the context in which the word occurs, including: the womb, uterus, vulva, vagina, female organs of generation, place of birth, source, origin, spring, fountain, place of rest, repository, receptacle, seat, abode, home, lair, nest, stable (Cologne Sanskrit Digital Lexicon). These are all apt symbols of the shape and function of the vesica piscis. In my view, when yonim is referred to by the Rishis as Agni’s destination — often called yonim ṛtasya (the seat, place, womb, receptacle of truth or law) or yóniṃ sádanaṃ (=Agni’s resting place) — it is entirely equivalent to the Vedic Kumbha/Jar which is receptacle and reservoir of the seven rivers (=mothers, sisters, streams, etc.), aka, ṛtasya sādane, the “seat” or “chamber of sacrifice”. [15]

“Dropping oil, sweet with Soma [wine], pouring forth their stream, are the Seven Sisters in the seat of sacrifice…. [These Seven Rivers] enrich with gifts and help the worshipper.” – Rig Veda 8.103.4, tr. RTH Griffith

In my understanding, when the veiled zodiacal geometry (the “mystic knowledge”) of the Divine Son and his seven mothers/rivers, and all of the ways this zodiacal geometry is discussed in the Vedas is UNVEILED or UNCOVERED ‒ as it was in October of 2016 ‒ the malignant curse and malady of the obstruction of the Vedic rivers is conquered and lifted. With this key and underlying context the lost treasures, i.e. the lost symbols of gnosis that have been long pent up in the Dragon's (and the hoarders') cave or pit of Ignorance, are released. 

“And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.” – Revelation 20:1-3 (KJV)

In The Hidden Manna, Thea commented on the first of these verses:

“[O]nce unlocked [this 'bottomless' pit] gives forth the nectar of immortality.” (p. 89)

We can now appreciate that once this pit is unlocked and the waters are unblocked by the geometric key of vesica piscis and its radius, the occult symbol of the “nectar of immortality” (Amrita) is likewise unlocked and gives forth its occulted geometric sense and key. With this geometric key — the key by which Vishnu’s avatars recover the Amrita, Eternal Law and Divine Maya of the Vedas — the strange and dense and tangled symbols of the Vedas can be defragmented and read as a brilliant and cohesive whole. With this key, the scales or veils are removed from the eyes of the seeker, who is then in the position to see how painfully lost in translation and fragmented humankind’s understanding of the Vedas has been for many thousands of years. It is worth noting here, in relation to the “great chain” of the angel of 15:1, that some of the myriad Vedic symbols of the vesicae pisces include chains, reins, binding cords, ropes, and the like, as well as garlands and ornaments. I see both the key and the chain of this angel as overlapped symbols of the vesica piscis. In RV 8.47 (vs. 13-15), the darkness, evil, or “bad dream” that threatens the victorious Son of the Waters (Trita Aptya) is said to be turned into a neck ornament, garland, or chain by the Dawn goddess Usha who I have discussed as a symbol of the vesica piscis (the divine daughter of the Zodiac). This is a marvelous display of how Darkness is transmuted into Light — the lock transmuted into the key — in the illumined minds of the Vedic Seers.

Seven Mothers (Sapta Matrika) & deity (≈Agni) in Jar-shaped Trees, Indus Valley Seal, circa 3000 BCE

Knowing the geometric key and thus the actual path (tirtha) of Agni’s seven mothers-rivers by which he attains and releases the heavenly Kumbha, the yajin (=sacrificer=yogi, aka sādhak) of the twelve-month Yajna has the key to open the Dragon’s bottomless pit, and likewise the key and weapon to break open the cave or enclosure of Vritra, Vala and the Panis who are hoarders and distorters of the Vedic light/law. He or she has the key to conquer and transform the fixed ignorance of the fixed water sign of Scorpio. Like Agni, the yajin is given new birth by the seven rivers, out of the dark womb of the long-entrenched falsehood and distortion of ancient symbols and lore. Knowing the geometric and zodiacal key and path, the seemingly impenetrable obstruction and curse of Ignorance is broken, the waters of the Kumbha are released, and the yajin is born out of our civilization’s inherited cave or pit of long-standing ignorance and can attain a “perfect understanding” of the eternal law and divine measure of the Vedic Sacrifice, and thus of the Vedas. The yajin becomes like Agni, simultaneously born of the waters, and a bearer of the waters (aka “Water Bearer”).

“Established firm among mankind, [Agni is] the Holy, flame-crowned and fed with oil, the Purifier. Like a steed neighing eager for the pasture, when he hath stepped forth from the great enclosure….the path is black which thou hast travelled. From thee a Bull but newly born, O Agni, the kindled everlasting flames rise upward. Aloft to heaven thy ruddy smoke ascendeth: Agni, thou speedest to the Gods as envoy…. When forth he [Sage and Purifier] cometh, like an axe new-sharpened, pure in his form, resplendent in his body, [sprung from his two Mothers][16]…. Shine this felicity on us, O Agni: may we attain to perfect understanding. All happiness be theirs who sing and praise thee. Ye Gods, preserve us evermore with blessings. – Rig Veda 7.3 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith

Thea discussed the zodiacal context and key of St. John’s Revelation at great length in The Hidden Manna. She equated the Holy City of Jerusalem, as found in Revelation 21, with the Zodiac and furthermore with the realization of the Zodiac “in Matter”.

“This destiny [of] the divinisation of mankind and the transformation of Matter—is written in the zodiac. We find there the image of the soul, for the microcosm and the macrocosm are one. The destiny of the evolving soul is written in the heavens but the races of Earth have lost the key.... 

“The New Jerusalem [of Revelation 21], that jewel descended from heaven, is the message of the zodiac realised in Matter…. The prophet [describes the New Jerusalem as] the zodiac, in no uncertain terms, and once again he includes in  his description a vast body of knowledge. The fact that the final apotheosis is presented to him in this form [i.e. in the form of the Zodiac] is one of the most important features of the Apocalypse. The zodiac, as we have often mentioned, is the history of the evolution of the Earth consciousness. It is the destiny of the planet in terms of its spiritual being. – Thea, The Hidden Manna, pp. 302, 304-05


“[In Revelation 22:1-5, the] seer transmits the vision of the zodiac once more, but this time in a far more exact manner; scientifically exact one could say, in the sense that he describes it less in terms of symbolic images and relationships, but simply as the ecliptic in the heavens which he calls 'a pure river of water of life...proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb….

“The vision is now calm and serene…a vision into the ceaseless eternity where the victory  already is, and the process of its experience in Time is mirrored in the zodiacal wheel. Thus John writes of that tree of life which 'bare [sic.] twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruits every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations', the same tree of life as described in Chapter 2, verse 7.

“The healing process is that process of becoming within being. The Earth in its totality must have this experience….” – Ibid, pp. 367- 368

We can see from the above that Thea equated the “river of the water of life” of Revelation 22 with the ecliptic. In the previous chapter (Revelation 21) she equated the “fountain of the waters of life” with the “the nectar of immortality”, [17] also known as Amrita and Soma (wine/juice). Once the identical geometric and zodiacal sense of the seven rivers or fountains (útsaṃ) of the Vedas and the seven bowl/vials of Revelation became apparent in 2016, so did the geometric sense of the river, spring, or fountain of “the water of life” which are revealed at the end of Revelation. I could see that these special waters were equivalent to the Vedic symbols of the vesica(e) piscis that flow through and measure out the Zodiac (=the Circle or Tree of Life). Thea’s understanding of the equivalence between the spring or “fountain of the waters of life” and the Amrita of the Vedic gods was entirely accurate, she just did not see or understand the geometric level or sense of this equivalence in relation to the Divine Maya (measure) or sacred geometry of the Zodiac. [18] The following verses from RV 9.107, which describe the victory of the conquering Son-Horse of the Vedic sacrifice, should help readers see not only the Vedic origin of St. John’s Revelation and its apotheosis, but also the zodiacal geometry that is equally hidden in both Vedic and biblical lore.  

“Cleansing thee [Agni=Soma Pavamana] in thy stream, thou flowest in a watery robe: Giver of wealth, thou sittest in the place of Law (yonim ṛtasyam), O God, a fountain [utsaḥ] made of gold. Milking the heavenly udder [=kumbha] for dear meath, he hath sat in the ancient gathering place.… O Soma,—for the feast of Gods, river-like he [an impetuous steed in war] hath swelled with surge, with the stalk's [=Soma’s] juice, exhilarating, resting not, into the vat [=jar=kumbha] that drops with meath [=amrita=soma]. – Rig Veda 9.107.4-12 excerpts, tr. RTH Griffith

Leaves as symbols of the vesica piscis
Once we see how the Vedic Rishis occulted the geometry of the twelve-month Vedic Year in myriad ways, we can also see the “leaves” of the “tree of life” which “heal the nations”, and the “twelve gates [that are] pearls” of the Holy City in Revelation 22 in the same light. The image to the right should help readers see why leaves (herbs in the Vedas) are a fitting symbol of the geometry of the vesica piscis. Up until 2016 I understood the twelve gates of the Holy City in Revelation as simply the entrances (sankranti) into each of the twelve signs of the Zodiac. When I learned that myriad names of the vesica piscis in the Vedas include dvāra, meaning door, gate, passage or entrance, I began to suspect that these twelve gates are not only references to the twelve entrances into each month of the Zodiac, but also to the twelve vesicae piscis that measure out these entrances. In RV 2.3.5 the river-goddesses are equated with doors: “Wide be the Doors (dvāraḥ), the Goddesses, thrown open, easy to pass….let them unfold, expansive, everlasting”. This is a beautifully poetic way to describe the eternal vesicae piscis (and their indwelling radii) that flow or swing through and measure out the Zodiac. 

Aquarian Age Revelations

All of the above is written to help readers understand that the fulfillment of the Vedic and Biblical prophecies of the Hero-Son’s conquering of the Beast (and his kin), releasing the rivers/vials, pouring out the Kumbha, healing the nations, ending the “wrath of God”, and thus securing the “destiny [of] the divinisation of mankind” necessarily involves the recovery, revelation and pouring out of the zodiacal and geometric sense of this symbolic lore. With this recovery of Vedic gnosis 90 years and 9 months and one day into our fledgling Age of Aquarius (144 years + 48 days after Sri Aurobindo’s birth) the obstruction of the Vedic waters/rivers in the fixed sign of Scorpio was dissolved – a feat set in motion by Sri Aurobindo’s birth in 1872 and his rebirth 91 years later in 1963. In Part Nine I will discuss the cosmological significance of the 90-year time period, which Thea wrote of in terms of “the oneness of Spirit [0] and Matter [9], the unity of the heights and the abyss” [19] and in terms of transformation and regeneration.

What I want to convey in this section is that the ancient and occult geometric and zodiacal sense of the seven rivers (vials), kumbha (jar), and the hidden Hero-Son-God who pours them out, was released from its CAVE as an inevitable and necessary result of Sri Aurobindo’s supramental descent and rebirth. As discussed by Thea in The Hidden Manna, Sri Aurobindo fulfilled the role of both the Lion who “loosens the seals” of the closed Book of Life, and the Conquering Hero-Son-Horse defeats the Beast, releases the seven bowls (=rivers), reestablishes the all-harmonizing Sanatana Dharma of the ancient seers, and ends the “wrath of God”. As I see it, after Sri Aurobindo’s rebirth in 1963, it was simply a matter of Time until the geometric sense of the seven rivers was released. And it was released, 53-54 years later, after Thea completed her role as his Mother, as the Third of the Solar Line, and as the seer, the vessel (pātra) and transmitter of the gnosis that descended with his rebirth. This release of the geometric sense of the seven rivers was a carefully controlled and arranged process, extending harmoniously from the SEED of the supramental consciousness that Sri Aurobindo planted on Earth. This supramental seed, as demonstrated by Thea throughout her writings, orchestrates its own victories in the field of Time and Space. It is worth noting here that Sri Aurobindo was 53-54 in 1926, the first year of the Aquarian Age according to Thea, and the year of Sri Aurobindo’s Siddhi Day (24 November 1926). Thus there is a clear correspondence in the time period between Sri Aurobindo’s birth in 1872 and the beginning of the Aquarian age in 1926, and his rebirth in 1963 and the revelations of 2016-17. I will discuss this correspondence further in Part Nine.

Thanks to Sri Aurobindo’s yoga and the yoga of the entire Solar Line, the ancient obstruction of the Vedic waters has been dismantled in our Age of Aquarius and now any who “have eyes to see” can see these immortal waters/rivers (of life) flowing through and measuring out the Zodiac (=“circle of life”=Vedic Yajna). And seeing this, we can better understand the significance of the seven waves of Sri Aurobindo’s “Lotus of the Avatar” at the heart of his geometric satkona (six-angle) symbol. [20] 

Sri Aurobindo's Symbol (Satkona) and Lotus of the Avatar with 963 Petals & 7 Waves

We can see that the immortal body and vessel of the vesica piscis – which is in truth the immortal body and vessel of the radius – is Vishnu’s heavenly Kumbha or Jar that contains the nectar and waters of immortality and wisdom. It is the Holy Grail, Holy Wine, Holy Water and Soma Wine (=Amrita). It is the Fountain of (Eternal) Youth. It is the water that the Divine Son turns into wine. It is the Philosopher’s Stone. It is the Divine Manna that cannot spoil. It is the healing balm and herb of the Vedic physician (=Sage). It is an Eye of the Vedic Seers. It is the purifying filter of the Vedic Son-Sage. It measures out one-third (120° = 120° x 60′ x 60ʺ = 432,000ʺ) of the 360° circle and year; and this sacred measure and Eternal Law establishes the equilateral Triangle — the indestructible and eternal Divine Trinity — of the circle. This Trinity in turn is the basis of the Vedic 0/9 (3x3) number system, whose Trinity is the 3, 6, 9 (with the 9 holding the same place as the 0), as well as the basis of the 12 (3x4) division of the Vedic Year (=the Earth’s Tropical/Solar Year), the measure of the Yugas, the measure of the Vedas, and the measure of radius of the Sun in miles. Thus the measure of the vesica piscis purifies, integrates, and unifies not only our fragmented understanding of ancient symbols, but also of the ancient sacred numbers that are born of the circle. We start to see it ALL within the same singular circular context or womb out of which it was ALL was born. 

Sacred Geometry of the Vesica Piscis-432,000, the 3-9-12 Divisions of Circle/Year, Divine Trinity

Enshrouded in ignorance, this occulted geometric key of ancient gnosis has served as a Tower of Babel of sorts – generating all manner of toxic misunderstanding, distortion, fragmentation, and wide departure from the original hidden meaning of the Seers. All of our world’s rigid, fundamentalist and warring religions have emerged from misunderstandings and distortions of the twelve-month Vedic sacrifice, its Hero-Son and its veiled symbols and lore. In short, people have been bickering, warring, and fighting to the death for ages over symbols and words whose original sense and context has been LOST ON ALL for ages. 

With the light, key, truth, Eternal Law and Divine Maya of Agni’s seven rivers-mothers, the Vedic Son and his companions rise beyond the “Dead Egg” realm (and the “curse”) of Scorpio, beyond all of its inertia and ignorance and into the higher knowledge and universal laws of the cycles of Time and evolution as transmitted by the Vedic Rishis. With the light, truth, Eternal Law and Divine Maya of Agni and his seven rivers-mothers, humankind reunites with the integrating context and origin of our collective body of language, symbols and myth, and we can instantaneously begin to SEE through, and thus conquer and purify, aeons-worth of seemingly set-in-stone ignorance. We recover the long-lost river, son, light, eye, key, kumbha and amrita of the Vedic Seers in our own consciousness and utilize these treasures of gnosis to rise beyond and heal the poisonous fragmentation and malignancy of stagnant religious dogma, belief and ritual that has been long divorced from its original source and sense.

In Part 7.2 I will quickly revisit many of the world’s ancient mythologies and symbols, which I have discussed since 2016, that make new and integral sense in light of the geometric and zodiacal key of the Vedas; and I will discuss the Maya “Resurrection Plate” (dated circa 600 CE) as another example of how this key sheds light on more than just the Vedas.

The Maya Resurrection Plate (c. 600 BCE)
Source:, Justin Kerr

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[1] These four creatures are the Lion, Bull, Man and Eagle, i.e. the animal symbols of Vishnu’s four fixed (preservation) signs in the Zodiac: Leo, Taurus, Aquarius and Scorpio. The opening image, shows a Lion-Man (Narasimha) with Eagle wings giving out the seven bowls. Revelation does not mention specifically which of the four creatures (preservation signs) gives out the bowls. I suspect it is the Aquarian Man (Water Bearer) given that 0° Aquarius is the location where the first seven rivers, i.e. vesicae piscis, (=floods, bowls, drops, etc.) of the Zodiac gather and rest and where they are poured out from their sacred vessel. 

[2] Thea, The Hidden Manna, p. 88. Text in brackets added.

[5] I originally thought these rays of approaching dawn were symbols of the seven radii (=rishis =singers) because of Griffiths translation “the bards of approaching dawn”, but as I look deeper into the text, arcino (rays, flames) very much appears to be a reference to the cows (=rays) and thus equivalent to the seven cows (=rivers=Agni’s mothers) who are referred to in RV 6.64.1 as the "radiant Dawns [who] have risen up for glory, in their white splendour like the waves of waters.” (tr. RTH Griffith)

[6] Sri Aurobindo’s translation of RV 5.45.11 (the last verse of the hymn) is from The Secret of the Veda (CWSA, Vol. 15, p. 175). I do not know if he published translations of the other verses of this hymn. I drew upon both Jamison and Brereton’s and RTH Griffith’s translations as an attempt to minimize the difficulties and emphasize the merits of the varying translations.

[7] Thea, The New Way, Vols. 1&2, p. 472. 

[8] This is particularly interesting considering the misconstruction of the Mother’s 12-pillared Temple (Matrimandir) in Auroville. The builders altered and discarded the Mother’s original dimensions, including the measure of the diameter (and thus the radius) that the Mother specified. They subsequently rejected Thea’s attempts to educate them about the connection between the Mother’s original measurements and the 12-month Year, as well as her exhortations towards building the Matrimandir exactly as the Mother saw it in her vision, discussed it in her Agenda, and measured it in her blueprints. Thus, due to their own ignorance, they could not build and, by consequence, could not enter into the Divine Vedic Temple of Aditi. The result is that all those who do not know any better and those who have chosen to ignore the Divine Maya of the Mother, celebrate and enter into a monument/temple of Ignorance, built in the image of its flawed builders.

[9] Below is a larger collection of verses that portray the same zodiacal geometry of the Horse of Sagittarius reaching the Jar/Vat/Beaker/Kumbha of Aquarius (tr. RTH Griffith, bold emphasis added): 

“[Agni on] his way to war, Swift Steed who carries off the spoil. Pouring all [=rivers] glories hither, he, effused and entering the jar, stands like a hero mid the kine.” – Rig Veda 9.62.18-19 

 “[Agni/Soma is] now poured forth to fill the jar.” – Rig Veda 5.51.4 

“Ten sisters [=months], pouring out the rain together, swift-moving thinkers of the sage, adorn him. Hither hath run the gold-hued Child of Sūrya and reached the vat like a fleet vigorous courser. Even as a youngling crying to his mothers [=seven rivers], the bounteous Steer hath flowed along to waters. As youth to damsel, so with milk he hastens on to the chose[n] meeting-place, the beaker.” – Rig Veda 9.93.1-2 

 “For Indra and for Visnu poured, Soma hath flowed into the jar.” – Rig Veda 9.63.3    

“The vigorous and far-seeing one, the Lord of heaven, flows, shouting to the beaker, with his thousand streams.” – Rig Veda 9.86.11   

“Soma speeds onward like a youth to youthful maids, and gains the beaker by a course of hundred paths.” – Rig Veda 9.86.16    

“Dear, grateful to the Gods, on to the beaker moves Soma, sweet to Indra, to delight him.” – Rig Veda 9.96.9   
“A steer to herds, so, flowing to the pitcher, he with a roar hath passed into the beakers.” – Rig Veda 9.96.20    
“Rich in meath, Soma, in our beaker take thy place.” – Rig Veda 9.106.7   
“Filled is the beaker with the meath that gladdens, the beaker which all Deities delight in.” – Rig Veda 10.112.06    

“The living Somas [=Soma drops] being cleansed diffuse exhilarating drink, Turned to the vat which drips with meath.” – Rig Veda 9.23.4    

“Forth from the mortar is the juice sent, like a car-horse, to the sieve: The Steed steps forward to the goal. Thus, Soma, watchful, bearing well, cheering the Gods, flow past the sieve, Turned to the vat that drops with meath.” – Rig Veda 9.36.1-2   

“Fleet as swift steeds, thy drops, divine, thought-swift, have been, O Pavamana, poured with milk into the vat.” – Rig Veda 9.86.4    

“On through the long wool of the sheep to the meath-dropping vat he flows….” – Rig Veda 9.103.3 
“O Soma,—for the feast of Gods, river-like he hath swelled with surge, With the stalk's juice, exhilarating, resting not, into the vat that drops with meath….Robed in the flood, the Mighty One hath clad himself with milk and settled in the vats…. Urged onward by the pressers, clad in watery robes, Indu [=Agni/Soma Pavamana] is speeding to the vat.” – Rig Veda 9.107.12, 17 & 25 

[10] I added the number seven before “holy songs” to clarify for the reader that the holy songs are a symbolic reference to the seven rivers (floods, bowls, etc.). The verses in which the seven songs/hymns are specifically numbered include: RV 1.164.3, 9.15.8, 9.62.18, & 9.66.8

[11] A whole book could be written on this subject. RTH Griffith translates devavītaye as the Gods’ banquet or feast. I do not think devavītaye is the only Sanskrit word that refers to the Gods’ banquet or feast, but that is research for another day. The concept is that the Gods’ food or heavenly manna — aka. drops or draughts of soma wine, amrita, honey, mead, ghee, oil, butter, milk of heaven, etc. (all symbols of the vesicae piscis) — is gathered in and released from the heavenly Kumbha (just as are the waters, rivers, floods, etc.) for the enjoyment, immortality, empowerment and victory of the Gods and the purification and uplifting of Mankind. Here are a few examples where Agni (Soma Pavamana) flows to the banquet, just as he flows to the Jar/Kumbha:

“Flow onward [Agni] with thy juice [Soma] unto the banquet of the Mighty Gods….” – Rig Veda 9.1.4, tr. RTH Griffith

“Forth through the straining-cloth the Sage flows to the banquet of the Gods, Subduing all our enemies.” – Rig Veda 9.20.1, tr. RTH Griffith    

“Pressed for the banquet of the Gods, O Soma, bring us might, and speed, Like beauty for a brilliant show.” – Rig Veda 9.65.18, tr. RTH Griffith    

“Flow on for the God's banquet, Soma, as a Steer, and enter Indra's heart, the Soma's reservoir  [=Kumbha]. Bear us beyond misfortune ere we be oppressed, the man who knows the land directs the man who asks.”  – Rig Veda 9.70.9, tr. RTH Griffith    

“The drop of Soma…becomes the banquet of the Heavenly People….” – Rig Veda, 9.91.2, tr. RTH Griffith    

“Pouring out streams [=the seven rivers] at the Gods’ feast with service, thou, [Agni/Soma Pavamana], lookest down, a heavenly Eagle. Enter the Soma-holding beaker [=Kumbha] Indu (aka Agni/Soma Pavamana)…." – Rig Veda 9.97.33, tr. RTH

[12] The vesica piscis and its indwelling radius-son has a “threefold nature” in a couple of senses. One vesica piscis measures out one-third (120° = 432,000ʺ) of the circle, and each of these 120° segments in turn amount to three (40°=144,000ʺ) units of the circle of 9. As demonstrated in the main article, three interwoven vesicae piscis measure out the Divine Trinity and Law of Three of the Circle.  

[13] “Primeval father” is translated from pūrvasya pitur, and may be a reference to Manu, the archetypal Man and Father of Mankind. In my view this reference fits given that the place being referred to as as the “dwelling place of the primeval father” is the sign of the Man (=Aquarius).

[14] The “mystic knowledge [the wonder, the enigma]” was translated by RTH Griffith [and Jamison and Brereton] from vápur nivácanaṃ. RL Kashyap, and HH Wilson translated this phrase as a “secret body” and “indescribable form”. Here are the alternate translations of RV 5.47.5 that discuss the riddle or enigma of the Vedic rivers that both stay (stand) and move at the same time.

“Wondrous, O people, is the mystic knowledge that while the waters stand the streams are flowing….” – tr. RTH Griffith

“(Behold), men, this indescribable form from which the rivers (spring), and where the waters dwell….” – tr. HH Wilson 

“O men, (behold) this secret body from which the rivers flow and the waters dwell.” – tr. RL Kashyap 

“Here is the wonder, the enigma, people: that the rivers move, but the waters stay.” – tr. Jamison and Brereton   

[15] Rig Veda 9.71 includes various versions of this heavenly resting, meeting or gathering place to which Agni travels and thereby “completes his work”, highlighted in bold below. Symbols of the vesica(e) piscis in these verses that do not specifically refer to the meeting place or Kumbha of Aquarius include Agni’s colors, covering and robe, the pressing stones, prayer, water, streams, floods, song, meath, mountain, cows, guidings (elsewhere reins) and milk.

"Strong, bellowing, [Agni] goes, like one who slays the folk; he [pours out his godly colors=forms], Throws off his covering, seeks his father's meeting-place, and thus makes for himself the bright robe he assumes.

"Onward he flows, from both the hands, pressed out with stones: excited by the prayer, the water makes him wild. He frolics and draws near, completes his work with song, and bathes in streams [=the seven rivers] to satisfy the worshipper.

"They pour out meath around the Master of the house, Celestial Strengthener of the mountain that gives might; in whom, through his great powers, oblation-eating cows in their uplifted udder [=Kumbha] mix their choicest milk….

"Like as a falcon to his home, so speeds the God [Agni] to his own golden wisely-fashioned place to rest (yóniṃ sádanaṃ). With song they urge the darling to the sacred grass: the Holy One goes like a courser to the Gods.

"From far away, from heaven, the redhued noted Sage, Steer of the triple height, hath sung unto the kine. With thousand guidings he, leading this way and that, shines, as a singer, splendidly through many a morn.

"His covering assumes a radiant hue; where’er he comes into the fight he drives the foe afar. The Winner of the Floods (=Winner of the seven rivers), with food he seeks the host of heaven [=heavenly gathering of the gods], he comes to praises glorified with milk." – RV 9.71.2-8, tr. RTH Griffith

[16] As discussed in Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom (book), I see these "Two Mothers" of Agni as the circle of the Zodiac and the vesica piscis (=the daughter of the circle), both of which are formed by their indwelling radius (=son). 
[17] “The ‘fountain of the waters of life’ is the nectar of immortality—not spiritual alone but physical as well. This is Alpha and Omega, the serpent biting its tail, or the zero and the nine which are equal, because the Spirit (zero) is one with Matter (nine). This is the beginning which is the end, and the end that is the beginning.” – Thea, The Hidden Manna, Chapter 21, p. 301

[18] See “Recovering the Ancient Light and Amrita of the Vedas”, Parts 1 & 2.

[20] Thea noted the equivalence between the seven waves of Sri Aurobindo’s symbol and the seven rivers of the Vedas in The New Way, Vol. 1&2, p. 452, 479-482

“[T]he Father's symbol the square is the radiant core of the light of Truth-Consciousness. It holds the rivers of eternal life, the seven waves of the mighty Waters that give birth to Agni: in the square we find the lotus,  symbol of supramental avatarhood." [Thea’s footnote: "The name Aurobindo means 'lotus'. When as an infant Sri Aurobindo was given this name by his parents it was a very uncommon one in Bengal."] (p. 452)

For any readers who are unaware, Thea also discussed the significance of the descending 9-6-3 pattern of the Lotus of the Avatar’s leaves throughout her writings, in relation to the trinity of the Circle of 9, and to the number powers of the first three members of what she referred to as the “Solar Line”: Sri Aurobindo born in a 9-power year, The Mother, born in a 6-power year, and herself, born in a 3-power year, a descent culminating in the birth of the “Fourth” in the 1-power year of 1963, containing in itself the descending trinity of 963.

“The element of most profound meaning in Sri Aurobindo's symbol is the Lotus. It is called the Lotus of the Avatar, and three are its levels: there is a top row of nine petals, then one of six, and finally below these an arrangement of three leaves. As explained previously, they correspond to the three powers of the creative OM, which in turn correspond to three incarnations, the 9, the 6, and the 3.” (Ibid., p. 478)

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