The Spherical Gnosis of the Sage & the Release of the Vedic Waters ⁓ Part 5 ⁓ Restoring the Spherical Gnosis of the Vedic Sage/Son in the 9th Manifestation

The 9th Manifestation of the Maha Yuga cycle (image by Lori Tompkins, based on Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet's teachings)

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I wrote Parts 2, 3, and 4 of this series to demonstrate how Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet’s (Thea’s) avataric yoga served to reestablish the cyclical and spherical gnosis of the Vedic Sage-Son (aka Horse) in our Age of Aquarius/Kumbha within the 9th (Sagittarius) Manifestation of the Maha Yuga cycle. And it was this avataric yoga and gnosis that paved the way, loosened the ancient seals, and brought forth the revelation and release of the geometric sense of the seven Vedic rivers along with their kumbha or jar. More specifically, it was Thea’s restoration of the 360° zodiacal basis of the Vedic sacrifice or Yajna, as well as the 360° zodiacal basis of Vishnu’s sanatana dharma-preserving avatars, and the 360° zodiacal basis of the Kali Yuga,—equivalent to one-third (120° = 120° x 60' x 60" = 432,000") of the 360° 12-Age Precessional of the Equinoxes, and one-ninth (40° = 40° x 60' x 60" =144,000") of the 360° 3-Precession Maha Yuga cycle—, that made it possible for me to see and understand the zodiacal geometry of, and thus the 360° sense and context of the Vedic rivers, the Vedic kumbha, and hundreds of other Vedic symbols. 

As told in Geometric Keys of Wisdom (book), this seeing or revelation and release of the Vedic rivers and kumbha took place on 2 October 2016, seven days before Thea’s 9 October 2016 passing when, while looking at a dry (i.e., waterless) creek, I simultaneously saw and understood the Vedic river as a veiled symbol of the arc of the vesica piscis flowing through and precisely measuring out 432,000" (120° or one-third) of the 360° Vedic Year/Zodiac. I saw that the first seven “rivers” of the Zodiac flow specifically to, and likewise are poured out from, the entrance of the Aquarian Water Jar or Kumbha: 0° ; and it simultaneously became crystal clear that the Vedic kumbha or water-jar is, like the Vedic river, and like Vishnu’s first avatar Matsya (the Fish), a symbol of the vessel and form of the vesica piscis within the Zodiac.

The sacred number 432,000 and the Seven Rivers of the Vedas = the first seven vesicae piscis of the Zodiac (Lori Tompkins)

With this revelation, which took place 144 years and 48 days [1] after Sri Aurobindo’s 15 August 1872 birth, ages’ worth of ignorance and obstruction regarding the truth and eternal law (sanatana dharma) of these seven rivers was shattered in an instant, opening up an entirely new view of the Rig Veda, as well as a new view of St. John’s Revelation or “Apocalypse” wherein the seven vials or bowls “of God’s wrath” are said to be poured out, purifying the world of its falsehood. This 2 October 2016 event occurred approximately 8-months into a 9-month download which began on the 9-power day of 7 February 2016, 5 days before my 47th birthday, in the month of Aquarius/Kumbha. On 7 February 2016, the vesica piscis and its indwelling radius appeared to me in a 4:32 a.m. dream-vision, emphasizing the correspondence between the 432,000-mile measure of the Sun’s radius and the 432,000" measure of the vesica piscis. 

The Connection between the Vesica Piscis, the Yugas, the Sun and the Rig Veda, and the sacred number 432,000 (Lori Tompkins, 2016)

This vision of the 432,000" measure of the vesica piscis and its indwelling 432,000-mile radius conveyed to me its importance in Sri Aurobindo’s, the Mother’s and Thea’s avataric yoga of restoring the sanatana dharma of the Vedic Rishis in Vishnu’s Age of Aquarius/Kumbha. Later that month, I emailed Thea a written account and illustration of this vision (a version of the image above) wherein I included the various equivalencies concerning the sacred number 432,000 which she had already discussed in her writings, in relation to the 360° measure of the circle and cycle of the Precession of the Equinoxes. She responded as follows:

“Lori, please write a full piece on this for the website and relate it to the Core of the Chamber wherein the Vesica is central to its most profound revelations. You could quote [The Tenth Day of Victory] on this. Bring it all together. The Vesica is ancient and sacred. Show how with the descent of Supermind these ancient truths are 'all made new'.” – Thea (27 February 2016)

The Vesica Piscis and the Core of the Mother's Temple, Thea, The New Way, Vols. 1 & 2
For those who are unfamiliar with Thea’s writings, in The New Way, Vols. 1&2 and in The Tenth Day of Victory, she detailed how the sacred geometry of the vesica piscis played a central role in the sacred measure of the globe and pedestal at the centre or core of the Mother’s Temple (aka the Matrimandir), as well as a central role in her revelations regarding Sri Aurobindo’s rebirth as the Son of Sri Aurobindo’s and Vishnu’s avataric line. 

In March of 2016, while working on what I thought was going to be a long article, I was shown the connection between Vishnu’s first and second avatars (Matsya–the Fish and Kurma–the Turtle), the measure of the vesica piscis (aka "the vessel of the Fish"), and the measure of the Zodiac and its preservation or fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. 

The Vesica Piscis - the geometric basis of Vishnu's Matsya and Kurma Avatars (Lori Tompkins, 2016)
Seeing this led to understanding the geometric basis of the mythology and symbols of all ten of Vishnu’s avatars (dasavatara). [2] Precisely nine months after the 7 February 2016 download began, the month after Thea’s passing, I saw and understood the zodiacal geometry of the nine-rayed Vedic Sage-Son (aka the “Son of the Waters”) who is given birth by his seven rivers/mothers. Likewise, I saw and understood why exactly the Vedic Rishis depicted this divine Sage-Son as a Horse traveling to a Jar or Kumbha.

The geometry of the Vedic Sage-Horse-Son, and the Sagittarius hieroglyph and the Aquarian Kumbha (Lori Tompkins, 2016)
“[O]n November 7, precisely 9 months after my 4:32 a.m. vesica piscis vision…I saw that the seventh wave or river of the zodiac (from the 7th sign Libra to the 11th sign Aquarius) was created and propelled by the 9th ray or radius of the zodiac, extending to 0° Sagittarius ‒ the Hero-Horse of the zodiac and of the Vedas. This seeing occurred as both a surprise and a natural culmination of what had been gestating in me for 9 months. It illuminated the occult significance of the Sagittarius hieroglyph [] as well as the Horse’s role (Kalki’s role) in the Vedic victory. It also brought with it an additional downpour of new seeing into the veiled symbolism of the Rishis.” – Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom, p. 198)

In this manner, the ancient geometric and zodiacal (i.e., spherical) sense of the purifying Vedic Waters, their Jar, and their divine Sage/Son was reestablished on Earth in our Age of Aquarius/Kumbha, in conjunction with Thea’s passing. 

As far as I can tell, up until that week, for several thousands of years it simply never occurred to anyone trying to decipher or discuss the ancient occult symbols and language of the Vedic Rishis that the Vedic rivers have anything to do with the eternal measure, law, and arc of the vesica piscis and its indwelling radius (=son) within the 360° circle. There was simply no understanding that this sacred “river” of the Vedas measures out and establishes the equilateral triangle (trikona) of the circle, and the fire trine (and all trines) of the Zodiac, the six angles of the satkona (Star of David), and the 12 months of the Zodiac. Likewise, there was no understanding that the Vedic “river” is the geometric basis of the “triply-three” (3x3) 0-9 number system of Vedic and modern mathematics, and of the sacred trinity of numbers: 3-6-9. If the long-occulted geometric sense of the Vedic rivers was or is currently known in the world’s various mystery schools, it has certainly been a very well-kept secret.

The Vesica Piscis and the 3, 6, 9 and 12 division of the Circle/Zodiac (Lori Tompkins, 2023)

Agni's three mothers/rivers (Rig Veda 3.56.5), equivalent to three Vesica Piscis forming the Air Trine of the Zodiac (Lori Tompkins, 2023)
With this geometric key of the Vedic rivers, the ancient occult symbols and lore of the Vedas become exponentially more transparent. For example, we can see and understand why Agni (the Sagittarian) Sage-Son-Horse is sometimes said to have SEVEN rivers/mothers and elsewhere THREE. His three rivers/mothers (=three vesicae piscis) are shown in the image to the right. They are drawn or measured out by the three radii (rays) of Agni’s zodiacal fire trine: 0° Aries, 0° Leo, and 0° Sagittarius. We can also see that his third “river” or “mother”—drawn out by the radius of 0° Sagittarius, stretching from 0° Libra to 0° Aquarius—is entirely equivalent to the seventh river-mother lauded in other hymns. And it is this particular river/mother of the Zodiac which bears Agni to his Jar – 0° Aquarius/Kumbha, a location which the Rishis gave hundreds of honorific names and descriptions, including the divine assembly (sámitir) or gathering place of the gods.

“Streams! the wise Gods have thrice three [=3 x 3 = 9] habitations. Child of three Mothers, he is Lord in synods [=assemblies]. Three are the holy Ladies of the Waters, thrice here from heaven supreme in our assembly.” – Rig Veda 3.56.5, tr. R.T.H. Griffith [Text in brackets and emphasis added]

Thea’s role as the “Third” in Sri Aurobindo’s avataric lineage and descent very much included furthering his avataric mission of restoring the Sanatana Dharma or Eternal Law of the Vedic Rishis in our world and in our Age of Aquarius/Kumbha. Most notably, she reestablished the zodiacal basis, sense, and tropical/solar measure (not sidereal) of the Vedic sacrifice or year, i.e., the Vedic Yajna. She likewise reestablished the connection between the Vedic Kumbha and the zodiacal sign of Kumbha (=Aquarius). [3] As far as I know she was the first, in perhaps ages, to see and understand the symbol of Agni’s seven rivers in the spherical context of the 9-power 360° zodiacal circle which she wrote of and presented as The Gnostic Circle

The Seven Rivers of the Rig Veda, Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, The New Way, Vols. 1&2, p. 413
As I have discussed, Thea saw and understood the seven rivers of the Vedas as being poured out or released from the 7 Point of the zodiacal year or yajna – 10° into the 10th month of Capricorn, and she was not at all aware of what these Vedic rivers, or the Vedic Kumbha, represent in the geometric sense. Thus, despite knowing that “all symbols, no matter which, spring from the circle”, [4] she simply did not see the Vedic river as an eternal geometric form, law and measure of the circle, created by the radius (=the Son of the Waters=the Divine Ray/Pillar=Skambha) of the circle. In my mind, the fact that she did not see the zodiacal geometry of the Vedic rivers does not indicate some deficit in her avataric and yogic capacities or mar her legacy in any way. It was simply not her job to do so; and it was certainly not a random coincidence that the week before her passing, the final veils regarding the spherical truth of the Vedic rivers were removed and the zodiacal geometry of these rivers was released and revealed to me – an Aquarian "vessel" born in the 7-power year of 1969. It thereupon became my job to see, understand, reveal, and release—to the world at large—the long-hidden zodiacal geometry, eternal law (sanatana dharma), and divine maya (measure) of the Vedic rivers and their Kumbha, and myriad interrelated Vedic and post-Vedic symbols and mythologies as well. 

Six years after that release or revelation, during last year’s (2022) Navaratri and Durga Puja festival (26 September-5 October), my understanding of the Vedic Sage-Son-Horse and his rivers shifted significantly. I came to see the circle drawn out by the radius of the Sage-Son-Horse (=the 9th ray/radius of the Zodiac) as a symbol and key of the spherical, solar and supramental consciousness that the Divine Sage-Son reestablishes in the Aquarian “Man” (i.e., in humanity), in the Age of Aquarius, and in the 9th (Sagittarius) Manifestation. 

The Four Quadrants of the Zodiac/Vedic Year, based on Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet's illustrations and teachings.
The gestation and birth of the Vedic Sage-Son-Horse represents the divine soul-spark of material creation born out of the dark womb, or unillumined stages of our evolutionary development  physical, vital and mental, and into the divine (Swar) realm. And by this birth, i.e., by our divine soul’s vast, solar-spherical unity consciousness, material life on Earth becomes progressively transformed into Heaven on Earth. The image to the right is based upon Thea’s discussions and illustrations of the evolutionary stages corresponding to each quadrant of the Zodiac. Upon his birth and entrance into the Supramental sign or realm of Aquarius,—the sign associated with higher Mind and astrological knowledge—, the awakened divine son or divine seed of the soul naturally begins to conquer and dissolve the linear-binary and egoic-mental ignorance and falsehood that has pushed our civilization to unsustainable levels of toxicity on many fronts. The awakened “son” likewise awakens the force of our indwelling supramental consciousness and reestablishes the spherical and solar gnosis of the 360° Zodiac, 360° cycles of time and the ancient symbols and lore based upon ancient gnosis of the 360° Zodiac. And this was the purpose of Sri Aurobindo’s (Vishnu’s) Supramental Descent in the Age of Aquarius within 9th Manifestation of the Maha Yuga cycle. 

As discussed at length by Thea in her writings, this avataric mission was realized via Sri Aurobindo’s entire lineage, which she referred to as the “solar line”, including Sri Aurobindo (the Father, born in the 9-power year of 1872), the Mother (born in the 6-power year of 1878), Thea herself (the Daughter, born in the 3-power year of 1938), and Sri Aurobindo reborn in as the Son in the 1-power year of 1963. This work began with Sri Aurobindo’s birth at the tail end of the Age of Pisces (234 BCE-1926 CE) and came to fruition in the dawn of Vishnu’s Aquarian Age. Thea considered Sri Aurobindo to be Vishnu's final avatar Kalki, who she saw as Vishnu's 9th avatar, reborn as the 10th of the line. She likewise exposed the error of considering Buddha to be Vishnu’s 9th avatar, discussing his un-Vedic teachings which exacerbated the false binary split between matter and spirit in humanity’s consciousness, and his birth in the 8th Manifestation, i.e., not in Vishnu’s fixed-sign (or preservation/sattva) Age of Aquarius within the 9th Manifestation of the Maha Yuga cycle. 

The lore of Vishnu’s Kalki avatar is one of many derivative names, depictions, and prophetic accounts of Agni’s victory when he is born as the conquering Son-Sage-Horse (aka Soma Pavamana) of the Vedas. Another depiction of this same Vedic and zodiacal figure is found in St. John’s Revelation, wherein the divine son (the Lamb of God) becomes manifest in the divine temple and thereafter purifies the world of its falsehood on his White Horse with his sword or weapon of truth. If we recognize the relationship between Kalki and the Son-Sage and White Horse of the Vedas and of St. John's Revelation, we must also recognize that Vishnu’s 9th and final avatar, like the 9-rayed Sage-Son-White-Horse of the Vedas, upon his birth catalyzes the world-cleansing unveiling and release of his seven rivers, mothers, bowls, vials, etc. With this in mind, the seven waves of Sri Aurobindo’s “Lotus of the Avatar” symbol make fuller sense.

Sri Aurobindo's Symbol with its 9-6-3 petals and 7 waves (based on Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet's writings)

Kartikeya (=Murugan, Skanda, etc.) on his Peacock, Wikipedia
Another name, depiction and account of this Vedic hero, son and conquering war god and sage is Kartikeya, alternatively known as Skanda, Murugan, Seyon, Mahasena, Subramanya, Kumara, Saravana, Arumugan, Devasenapati, Shanmukha, Kathirvelan, Guha, Swaminatha, Velayuda, and Vēl. [5] His vehicle (vahana) is a peacock which, according to Sri Aurobindo, “signifies victory in yoga, the divine victory”. It is not difficult to see that the peacock, with its spectacular and nearly 360° plumage, is a symbol of the divine victory precisely because it is a symbol of the fully expanded consciousness of the divine son. Notably, a family of wild peacocks on my family’s property in California were instrumental in the 2016 download of gnosis regarding the eternal geometric law and foundation of Vishnu’s avatars; and wild peacocks are a rare oddity where we live. They were residents of our property long before we were. In late winter and early spring, which it is as I write this part of the series, two of these peacocks show off their full and expanded plumage in front of my room, front door or back door, pretty much every day.

The Circle, Sun, Halo, Crown, consciousness and zodiacal geometry of the Vedic Son/Sage/-Horse (Lori Tompkins, 2023)

This image above with the golden Sun Symbol (aka circumpunct) centered upon 0° Sagittarius () emphasizes the full spherical or solar body and essence of Agni’s seventh river-mother as well as the location of where his expanded, purified or whitened spherical consciousness rises to, reaches its height and enters its vessel – the vessel of the Aquarian Kumbha and the vessel of the Aquarian Man – in the course of the Zodiac, i.e., in the course of Time. Once again, this location is 0° Aquarius/Kumbha (), the degree of the Zodiac that Pluto just moved into a few days after the 2023 March Equinox. [6] Via this image we can better understand the iconography and symbols of the Sagittarian Archer with his bow and arrow, as well as the destination of his arrow and of his movement within the Zodiac as portrayed by the Vedic Rishis. The Sanskrit name for Sagittarius is Dhanu, meaning Bow. This symbolic name for the 9th sign of the Zodiac does not make full sense until we understand that the Dhanu or Bow of the Vedic Sage-Son-Hero is the eternal arc and law (sanatana dharma) of the vesica piscis, within the circle of the Zodiac. [7] 

Likewise, the mythology of the Vedic Sage-Son-Horse (=Agni=Soma Pavamana) born of seven rivers does not make full sense until we understand that he is a symbol of the radius/ray of 0° Sagittarius, that informs, measures, and draws out the arc or bow (dhanu) of the seventh vesica piscis (=river) of the Zodiac. This seventh river/mother, identified in Rig Veda 7.36.6 as Saraswati, completes the gestation and purification of the Divine Son or Hidden One (Guha) and brings him out of his hiding place, womb, covering, or obscuring veils of consciousness, and bears him to his Kumbha, also known as the home, resting place, banquet and meeting place of the gods. In 5.83.6, the seven rivers that give birth to, and are poured out by the Vedic Sage-Son-Horse are appropriately called aśvasya dhārāḥ, translated by R.T.H. Griffith as “the Stallion’s Flood”.

The sense of Dhanu (the Bow) as the Sanskrit name for the 9th sign of the Zodiac comes into even better focus when we see and understand that the full circle or halo of 0° Sagittarius/Dhanu is geometrically, zodiacally, and symbolically connected to the establishment of the spherical (aka solar, supramental, or divine) consciousness in Man/Humanity, in the Age of Man, in the 9th Manifestation of our Maha Yuga cycle. At 0° Sagittarius – the third seat or angle of Agni’s Fire Trine – the 9-rayed Son-Sage-Horse is born purified and cleansed, i.e., whitened, out of the dark womb of Ignorance, with his vast and spherical, divine nature and consciousness-force intact and thereby awakens the SEED of the divine unity consciousness in Man/Humanity and on Earth, joining Heaven and Earth. 

It is helpful to emphasize here what Thea learned in her early initiations into the Supramental Yoga of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother: “The number of the circle [is] 9. The 9 [is] the Divine Mother.” [8] Born as the 9-rayed Son-Sage-Horse, Agni awakens to the 9 number power of the circle and thus to the 9 number power of his Mother (Aditi) as well as his own 9 number power. He, aka the One (1) carries and bears the number power of the 9, and the circle of 9 because, on the geometric level, he is the golden ray, reed, measuring rod, radius, architect, pillar (skambha), and son of the 360° circle of the Zodiac (aka Aditi). He also carries in himself the 9-power sacred 432,000" measure of his other mother, the eternal law and form of the vesica piscis (432,000 = 4 + 3 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 9). Rig Veda 8.6 gives us a beautiful account of this evolutionary, zodiacal, and Vedic birth and victory.

“When his [seven] steeds filling (the heavens) bear onwards the [Son] of the sacrifice, then the pious (magnify him) with the hymns of the rite [vipra ṛtasya vāhasā = the Sage's vehicle/vessel/invocation of Truth]." – Rig Veda 8.6.2, tr. H.H. Wilson [Text/translation in brackets added]

I from my Father have received deep knowledge of the Holy Law [ṛtásya] I was born like unto the Sun.…. [T]here by the meeting of the [seven] streams the Sage [Son] was manifest with song [dhiya]…. Then, verify, they see the light refulgent of primeval seed [=the Son/One], kindled [=born] on yonder side of heaven.… [L]ike waters speeding down a slope: the song is [pleased] to go to [Indra]. As rivers swell the ocean, so our hymns of praise make Indra strong, Eternal, of resistless wrath…. The heavens and earth come after thee as the wheel follows Etaśa [=the Sage/Horse of the Sun]: To thee [Indra] flow Soma-drops effused.… The Kaṇvas [equivalent here to Rishis] with their hymns of praise have magnified this ancient thought that swells with streams of meath and oil.” – Rig Veda 8.6.10, 28-43 excerpts, tr. R.T.H. Griffith [All emphasis added, text in brackets added for clarification]

The “ancient thought that swells with streams of meath and oil” is elsewhere called the “Seven-Headed Thought”, hymn or song (dhíyaṃ saptášīrṣṇīm), by which the Navagwas (=9 rays/cows) “[pass] through the ten months” of the twelve-month Vedic sacrifice, and by which humanity “pass[es]…beyond the evil.” [9] In my view, this victorious seven-headed thought of the Vedas is yet another reference to the zodiacal geometry of the seven rivers (=seven thoughts, songs, hymns, streams, soma drops, stones, cows, mares, bowls, beakers, etc.), by which the Vedic Son, aka "the ten-month babe", [10] is fully born at the ten-month mark of the twelve-month Zodiac (0° Aquarius) with his spherical consciousness-force active in the world.

“[In Rig Veda 5.45.11] we have the assertion repeated; Dhiyaṁ vo apsu dadhiṣe svarṣāṁ, yayātaran daśa māso navagvāḥ; ayā dhiyā syāma devagopā, ayā dhiyā tuturyāma ati aṁhaḥ. “I hold for you in the waters (i.e. the seven Rivers) the thought that wins possession of heaven (this is once more the seven-headed thought born from the Truth and found by Ayasya), 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.”…

“The expression in the hymn, daśa māso ataran, indicates that there was some difficulty in getting through the full period of ten months. It is during this period apparently that the sons of darkness had the power to assail the sacrifice; for it is indicated that it is only by the confirming of the thought which conquers Swar, the solar world, that the Rishis are able to get through the ten months, but this thought once found they become assured of the protection of the gods and pass beyond the assault of the evil, the harms of the Panis and Vritras. This Swar-conquering thought is certainly the same as that seven-headed thought which was born from the Truth and discovered by Ayasya the companion of the Navagwas; for by it, we are told, Ayasya becoming universal, embracing the births in all the worlds, brought into being a fourth world or fourfold world [=Swar].…

“The winning of these seven rivers of our being withheld by Vritra and these seven rays withheld by Vala, the possession of our complete divine consciousness delivered from all falsehood by the free descent of the truth, gives us the secure possession of the world of Swar and the enjoyment of mental and physical being lifted into the godhead above darkness, falsehood and death by the in-streaming of our divine elements. This victory is won in twelve periods of the upward journey, represented by the revolution of the twelve months of the sacrificial year, the periods corresponding to the successive dawns of a wider and wider truth, until the tenth (month) secures the victory. What may be the precise significance of the nine rays and the ten, is a more difficult question which we are not yet in a position to solve; but the light we already have is sufficient to illuminate all the main imagery of the Rig Veda.”.... 

“[In Rig Veda 3.39] we are told what is this secret thing that was placed for us in the cave and is concealed in the waters of being, the waters in which the Thought of the Fathers has to be set, apsu dhiyaṁ dadhiṣe [=“the seven-headed thought in all the seven waters”, p. 200]. It is the hidden Sun, the secret Light of our divine existence which has to be found and taken out by knowledge from the darkness in which it is concealed.” – Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, CWSA, Vol. 15, pp. 175-176, 182, 194-95 [Written circa August 1914 – July 1916]

Earlier in Rig Veda 5.45, the place of victory (=the spring/fountain and “loftiest place of meeting” of the cows/rivers) is described as the place where Manu – the archetypal Man – gains “heaven’s water”; and we find that a STONE helps the Navagvas sing their “praises” through ten months of the sacrifice. As I have discussed, the stone is yet another occult symbol of the vesica piscis in the Rig Veda, as is the song, hymn, praise, voice, roar, word, etc. In my view, the stone of Rig Veda 5.45.7 is a clear symbolic reference to the seventh vesica piscis of the Zodiac that moves from 0° Libra to 0° Aquarius/Kumbha – the entrance into the sign of the Man and the Water Bearer who pours out the heavenly waters from his sacred water jar or kumbha.

“Come, let us carry out, O friends, the purpose wherewith the Mother threw the Cow's stall open, That wherewith Manu conquered [the demon] Visisipra, wherewith the wandering merchant [=Agni] gained heaven's water. Here, urged by hands, loudly hath rung the press-stone wherewith Navagvas through ten months sang praises. Sarama went aright and found the cattle. Angiras gave effect to all their labours. When at the dawning of this mighty Goddess, Angirases all sang forth with the cattle [=the rivers], their spring is in the loftiest place of meeting, Sarama found the kine by Order's pathway.” – Rig Veda 5.45.6-8, tr. R.T.H. Griffith [Bold emphasis added]

In The Secret of the Veda, Sri Aurobindo translated Rig Veda 5.45.7 as: 

“Here the stone was set in motion whereby the Navagwas chanted the hymn for the ten months, Sarama going to the Truth found the cows, the Angiras made all things true. When in the dawning of this vast One (Usha representing the infinite Aditi, mātā devānām aditer anīkam) all the Angirases came together with the cows (or rather, perhaps by the illuminations represented in the symbol of the cows or Rays); there was the fountain of these (illuminations) in the supreme world; by the path of the Truth Sarama found the cows.” – CWSA, Vol. 15, p. 175 [Bold emphasis added]

In this hymn and elsewhere, the Vedic cows or cattle are equivalent to the Vedic rivers (mothers, sisters, etc.), which are in turn equivalent to hymns, praises, songs, and chants. [11] The cattle’s “spring…in the loftiest place of meeting” – translated by Sri Aurobindo as "the fountain of these (illuminations) in the supreme world" – is once again a reference to the zodiacal sign of Kumbha/Aquarius. And, as I discussed in Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom, [12] the dawn goddess (Usha, aka “the Daughter of Heaven”) is one of hundreds of the veiled symbols of the sacred geometry and key of the vesica piscis found throughout the Vedas.

The Fire Trine, Circle, Sun, Halo, Crown, consciousness and zodiacal geometry of the Vedic Son/Sage/-Horse (Lori Tompkins, 2023)

When we see the circle or halo of the 9-rayed or 9-powered Vedic and zodiacal Sage-Son-Horse as a feature and symbol of his birth and awakening into the all-encompassing spherical and divine consciousness or vision (i.e., the Eye of the Sun and Eye of the gods), we can immediately understand why the Vedic Rishis portrayed this Sage-Son-Horse as quickly traveling and purifying himself on his way to the Jar/Kumbha. We can see the "stone" of Rig Veda 5.45.7 “whereby the Navagwas chanted the hymn for the ten months” as a symbol of the vesica piscis drawn out by the Sage-Son-Horse (=the radius/ray of 0° Sagittarius), and we can likewise understand the zodiacal and Vedic origin of the alchemical symbol of the “Philosopher’s Stone”. This eternal “stone” of the Vedic Sage bears the nectar of immortality (=Amrita/Soma) to the Aquarian Kumbha, and likewise to the “banquet of the gods” and to Humanity. 

The Rishi of Rig Veda 9.10 gives us the key of the Sage-Son’s spherical or solar consciousness by which he strides to and reaches his long-hidden or long occulted heavenly abode in the Vedic (=zodiacal) year.

“They sit all together, the Hotars [=seven priests] with their seven siblings [=rivers/sisters], guiding the track of the lone one [Agni-Soma] safely across. He has bound his navel to our navel, as also his eye to the sun. [[The Sage’s Son hath appeared.]] Over his own dear (tracks) and the tract of heaven, which was placed in hiding by the Adhvaryus, he looks with the eye of the sun.”  – Rig Veda 9.10.7-9, tr. Jamison & Brereton 

The text in double brackets above is a variation of R.T.H. Griffith’s translation of verse 8. Griffith translated kavér ápatyam as the “Sage’s offspring”. Kavér (from kavi) means wise or sage, and apatya means child or son and is etymologically connected to the Sanskrit root ap, meaning water. Elsewhere Griffith translated kavér as simply the adjective “wise” (=sage) so it seems to me that kavér ápatyam could be validly translated as "wise son" or "sage son", given that is what Agni-Soma is. The “tract of heaven” that is hidden by the Adhvaryus or priests of the sacrifice, is from divaḥ padam which R.L. Kashyap translated as “the seat of heaven”. Padam can equally be translated as a place or a footstep or stride. [13] In my view, if “the seat of heaven” is the correct translation, which I think it is, the Rishi was referring to 0° Aquarius, and if tract (or footstep) of heaven is correct, the Rishi was referring to Agni’s seventh river (=vesica piscis) by which he steps, strides, flies (as an Eagle) or gallops (as a horse) to his heavenly seat and goal – the Kumbha of Amrita/Soma and of the sacred waters which is the banquet and meeting place of the gods. In the following verse this step takes the conquering Horse Agni to his goalthe kalasha (=kumbha) of Aquarius, translated by Griffith as "the beaker”.

"Yea, to the shining milk-anointed beaker, as to his goal, hath stepped the conquering Courser." – Rig Veda 9.74.8, tr. R.T.H. Griffith

Rig Veda 9.10.9 (above) gives us the central clue and key of the heavily veiled Vedic lore. We are told that with the “eye of the sun” the Sage-Son looks upon or SEES his long-hidden heavenly seat, tract, or step (pada). On the two-dimensional level, this spherical solar eye is, of course, the Circle and its Point or navel – the ancient symbol of the Sun: ☉.

As I have discussed elsewhere, Agni’s heavenly seat – the zodiacal sign of Aquarius/Kumbha – is called by many different names throughout the Rig Veda, including but not limited to the heavenly jar, pitcher, cask, tub, beaker, reservoir/ocean, lake, well, tub, vat, filter, sieve, the water’s lap, Indra’s heart, Agni’s resting place, Vishnu’s highest or loftiest seat or footstep, Indra’s heart, Indra’s special place, the womb of Holy Order (ṛtasya yonim), the seat of Holy Order (ṛtásya padáṃ/̣rtásya sā́dane), the "home of Law” (ṛtasya duroṇe), the golden place or womb of the sacrifice (yoniṃ hiraṇyayam ṛtasya), the convergence (meeting place) of the seven rivers, the gods’ meeting place, and the gods’ banquet. It is also called the “banquet of the heavenly people” i.e., the banquet of the illumined and universalized Man/Humanity of Aquarius. [14] In other words this is the place where the gods and the “heavenly people” gain access to and enjoy the Soma-wine, aka the Amrita or nectar of Immortality, also known as the Manna of the gods, which gives them the strength and power (i.e., the knowledge), to defeat the Scorpionic (“Dead Egg”), binary consciousness of dimly-lit humanity. In the following hymn, the Rishi describes the higher mind or spherical-solar consciousness of the Aquarian Man or Human which is the basis for all lore regarding the Age of Aquarius/Kumbha being the Age of a “universal brotherhood of men”. Thea referred to the Age of Aquarius as the Age of Unity, the Age of Synthesis, the Age of Universal Transformation, and the Age of Supermind. This all-synthesizing Aquarian higher mind or spherical, supramental consciousness is ushered in by the Vedic Sage-Son-Horse Agni, when he is purified (whitened) and given birth by his seven rivers or mothers.

The minds of men who seek the godhead converge towards the flame even as their seeings converge in the sun; when two dawns of different forms give birth to this Fire [=Agni] the white Horse is born in front of the days.” – Rig Veda 5.1.4, tr. Sri Aurobindo, Hymns to the Mystic Fire, CWSA, Vol. 16, p. 253 [All emphasis and text in brackets added]

In my view, on the geometric level of the Vedas, the two dawns or mothers of different forms in this verse are the circle of the Zodiac and its "daughter", the vesica piscis, both of whom contain in themselves their indwelling radius or son. When born as the White Horse (=Sage) in front of the seven rivers, dawns or days, this divine son is specifically the ray/radius of 0° Sagittarius which “pours” out his seventh river and traces his track or step to the sign of Kumbha/Aquarius. Below are some verses which suggest, or in my mind establish, the equivalence between the dawns, rivers and the days that Agni is born or enkindled “in front of”. [All emphasis and text in parentheses below are added.]

“Good Son of Strength, a King amid the waters, in forefront of the Dawns [Agni] shines enkindled.” – Rig Veda 10.45.5, tr. R.T.H. Griffith

In forefront of the rivers [Agni] Pavamana speeds, in forefront of the hymn, foremost among the kine.” – Rig Veda 9.86.12, tr. R.T.H. Griffith

The radiant Dawns have risen up for glory, in their white splendour like the waves of waters [=rivers]…. [T]hy splendours have flown up to heaven…. The foes she chaseth like a valiant archer, like a swift warrior she repelleth darkness. Thy ways are easy on the hills: thou passest Invincible! Self-luminous! through waters. So lofty Goddess with thine ample pathway, Daughter of Heaven, bring wealth to give us comfort. – Rig Veda 6.064.1-4, excerpts, tr. R.T.H. Griffith

“[Agni], making light where no light was…wast born together with the Dawns.” – Rig Veda 1.6.3, tr. R.T.H. Griffith

Agni-the Vedic Son- measures out the "six expanses" of the 6 petal the Flower of Life (Lori Tompkins, 2023)
This Sage [Agni] hath measured out the six expanses from which no single creature is excluded [Illustrated to the right]…. He formed the nectar in three headlong rivers [Illustrated above]. Soma supports the wide mid-air above us. He found the wavy sea [arṇa = river, flood, stream] of brilliant colours in forefront of the Dawns who dwell in brightness. This Mighty One, the Steer [Agni-Soma] begirt by Maruts, hath propped the heavens up with a mighty pillar [skambha]. Drink [Agni] Soma boldly from the beaker [=Kumbha]….” – tr. R.T.H. Rig Veda 6.47.3-6, excerpts. 

“Let [Agni-Soma] flow, sweetly-flavoured, through the filter, and let our pious one rest in the pitcher. …The streams of days, were poured as ’twere from heaven…. Now are [Agni’s] streams poured forth with all their sweetness, when, purified, thou goest through the filter.… Bright, bellowing along the path of Order, thou shinest as the form of life eternal. Pouring out streams at the Gods’ feast with service, thou, [Agni] Soma, lookest down, a heavenly Eagle. Enter the Soma-holding beaker [=Kumbha]….” – Rig Veda 9.97.4, 30-33, excerpts, tr. R.T.H. Griffith  [Emphasis and text in brackets added in both of these excerpts.]

Whereas there seems to be no direct mention of precisely seven days in the Rig Veda, the equivalence between Agni being born at the front of “the days” and at the front of the seven rivers (=dawns), suggests an ancient link between the seven rivers of the Vedas and the seven days/dawns of the week.  

In the Vedic victory—which is the apocalypse or unveiling of the solar light and consciousness on Earth—the Divine Son-Sage-Horse (=world guru or savior) uplifts “the minds of men” out of the fragmented binary consciousness, to the point that our “seeings converge in the sun”, or converge in the spherical vision of our divine oneness and wholeness. And this is the true ancient origin and essence and sense of the Biblical Apocalypse or Revelation which has been much misunderstood throughout the Age of Pisces. And via this uplifting, we can see through the heavily veiled and cryptic symbols of the Vedas, the Bible, and other ancient texts, mythologies and prophecies in an entirely new way. We see them through a 360°, zodiacal or solar lens, knowing that the eternal laws of “the Circle of Life” (=the Zodiac=the Vedic Yajna/Year) are the foundation of the story, structure, symbols, sense, purpose and victories of these ancient hymns and myths. 

Thea’s revelation and discussions of the 432,000" measure of the Kali Yuga as a measure of (one-third of) the 360° circle of the Zodiac, were a natural result of this Aquarian Age Apocalypse, as were the 2016 revelations of the 432,000" measure of the Vedic rivers (=cows, mares, sisters, wives, dawns, drops of Soma, hymns, stones, etc.), the Vedic kumbha or jar, and the Biblical vials or bowls. Now, anyone “with eyes to see”, can see that the sacred number of 432,000 and myriad ancient occult symbols are founded upon the eternal law (sanatana dharma) of the radius which draws, pours, traces, and measures out the 360° circle of the Zodiac (aka Aditi, the Mother of Light) as well as the circle's “daughter” – the 432,000" arc and form of the vesica piscis.

For aeons, humanity’s linear-binary consciousness has eclipsed and veiled the truth of these ancient symbols. And now, thanks to Sri Aurobindo’s avataric descent and yogic victory, these veils have been dismantled and dissolved; and we can begin to see through our own long-standing ignorance and recognize the original foundation and sense of all ancient symbols and lore that are connected to and derivative of the Vedic symbols and lore. Likewise, as transmitted via Thea’s teachings, when we see our lives and circumstances in a 360° evolutionary/zodiacal context, or through a 360° and spherical lens, we can begin to see through and dismantle the veils of our long-standing ignorance and misunderstandings regarding the circumstances and real symbols of our individual and collective adventure on Earth.

In Part Six, I will further elaborate on the symbols and zodiacal geometry of the Vedic and Biblical Apocalypse.

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[1] In the Appendix of Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom I published an illustration of the 144-year (12x12-year) cycle from Sri Aurobindo’s birth year (1872) to the year of Thea’s passing and the release of the Vedic rivers/kumbha (2016). In Endnote 1 of “The Obstruction of the Vedic Waters in the Fixed Sign of Scorpio – Part Two”, I discussed the significance of these 48 days beyond the 144-year cycle given that, via the Vedic/Zodiacal laws of equivalence, 48 days is equivalent to 48 years, and 48 years is precisely as one third (i.e., 432,000") of the 144 year cycle. I also mentioned therein, my age (47-48) when I wrote and published Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom. In the illustration of this 144-year cycle, my birth—which fell 96.5 or 48 + 48 years and six months after Sri Aurobindo’s birth—is conjunct the 6 Point (0° Sagittarius).

[2] See Part One of Geometric Keys of Vedic Wisdom (2016, book).

[3] See “Cosmology in Rigveda – the third premise” (Thea, 9 July 2002, The Hindu).

[4] Thea, Symbols and the Question of Unity (1974), p. 20.

[5] Wikipedia, “Kartikeya”.

[6] Pluto will remain in 0° Aquarius until 11-12 June 2023, then retrograde into Capricorn and then reenter Aquarius/Kumbha with the Sun on 20-21 January 2023. Evolutionary Astrologer Maurice Fernandez explains some of what to expect with Pluto moving into Aquarius in his video “Pluto in Aquarius (2023 - 2044) - Session #1”. See also Pam Gregory’s “Pluto in Aquarius 2023-2044”.

[7] Note that the words Sage and Sagittarius can be traced back to the Sanskrit root sa, the base of saj and sam, carry the sense in the Vedas of together, united, same, etc. For instance, sámitir is a gathering/assembly, sajóṣas is defined or translated as: “associated together, united, being or acting in harmony with”, as well as “of one-mind”, or of “one accord”, “gathered”, etc.; sajāta, means “kinship”, sajitva means “together victorious”. In post-Vedic literature sajya connotes “having a bow-string, strung (as a bow), placed on the bow-string (as an arrow)” [Cologne Sanskrit Digital Lexicon], which connects to the Latin words “sagitta” meaning “arrow” or “bolt” and “Sagittarius” meaning “Archer”. Oddly enough, “sagitta” in English connotes, among other things, “the keystone of an arch”. From what I can gather, the word Sage (connoting wise person) is thought to come from the Latin word “sapere”, meaning "have a taste, have good taste, be wise (from PIE root *sap- "to taste")” [], related to the Spanish word “saber”, meaning “to know”. But this does not really explain the ja sound of Sag/Sage or the connection to the Sanskrit word sajya. Once we understand the unity consciousness introduced by the Vedic Sage-Son, the Sanskrit root of “sage” (sa) begins to make more sense as well as its etymological connection to the symbols (the bow/dhanu, arrow and archer) of the 9th sign of the Zodiac.

[8] Thea, The Tenth Day of Victory, Vol. 1, p. 206, featured in Part 3.

[9] This is a partial quote from Rig Veda 5.45.11, tr. Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, CWSA, Vol. 15, p. 175.

[10] Rig Veda 5.78.78, tr. R.T.H. Griffith.

[11] One example of this equivalence between the Vedic rivers and “praises” (=chants/hymns/songs) is found in Rig Veda 6.36.3-4: “As rivers reach the sea, so, strong with praises, our holy songs reach him [Indra] the Comprehensive. Lauded by us, let flow the spring, O Indra.…” [tr. R.T.H. Griffith]

[12] Pp. 208-09, 276, 349.

[13] From “padam < pada [noun], accusative, singular, neuter -- word; location; foot; footprint; pada [word]; verse; footstep; metrical foot; situation; dwelling; state; step; mark; position; trace; construction; animal foot; way; moment; social station; topographic point; path; residence; site; topic.”

[14] See "The Obstruction of the Vedic Waters & the Fixed Water Sign Scorpio ⁓ Part Seven ⁓ The Release of the Seven Rivers".

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