108: A Bard’s Primer: The Science of Mantra and Words of Power

PART ONE: VOWELS and LOGOIC MANTRAS

Vowels are the most open and undifferentiated of sounds; they thus represent the one most transcendent or absolute of all the nine Planes, the one called the Logoic Plane, belonging to the Crown chakra. Even the Logoic Plane has subplanes or strata of varying density within it, and these are represented by the different qualities of the various vowels. The position of the tongue in the mouth determines the nature of the vowel pronounced, as well as the corresponding subplane of the chakra or energy center resonating in the body. The basic principle is simple: the further forward the tongue, the higher the corresponding chakra. The Rorian tradition acknowledges six basic vowels, corresponding to the six paired chakras:

I (pronunced “IH”, as in Bit) — THIRD EYE and Monadic Subplane

E (pronounced “EH”, as in Bet) — THROAT and Atmic Subplane

A (pronounced “AH”, as in Father) — HEART and Buddhic Subplane

O (pronouonced “AW”, as in Saw) — NAVEL and Mental Subplane

U (Pronounced short “oo”, as in Foot) — SEX and Astral Subplane

UU or W (Pronounced long “OO”, as in Shoot) — BASE and Physical Subplane

As the Logoic or transcendental realm is all-pervasive, we might also say that these vowels represent not only the various subplanes of the Logoic Plane, but also the Logoic subplanes of the various other planes.

(See footnotes for the more complete system of nine vowels.)

As one moves the tongue backward and forward, one moves the energy down and up the chakras in a complete cycle, sounding I-E-A-O-U-W-W-U-O-A-E-I. The downward (manifesting,”masculine”) Name is I-E-A-O-U-W, abbreviated I-A-U, or I-O, and the upward (ascending, “feminine”) Name is W-U-O-A-E-I, abbreviated W-O-E or W-A. I-A-U or I-O is thus a primary Name of the God, or the Descent, and W-O-E or W-A (often spelled EVOE or EVA) is a primary name of the Goddess, or the Ascent. Put together, they make I-A-U-W-O-E, or I-O-W-A, a Name of the Universal God/dess.

As these six chakras are paired, each chakra and its vowel corresponds to two Taurus-Equinox Zodiac signs with their accompanying planets, and Demiurges. Thus:

I — Cancer/Moon/Orange-Yellow Sage & Leo/Sun/Yellow Creator

E — Gemini/Mercury/Orange Mage & Virgo/Isis/Yellow-Green Enchanter

A — Taurus/Proserpina/Red-Orange Abbess & Libra/Venus/Green Cleric

O — Aries/Mars/Red Hunter & Scorpio/Neptune/Green-Blue Fowler

U — Pisces/Uranus/Violet-Red Forester & Sagittarius/Bacchus/Blue Planter

W — Aquarius/Jupiter/Violet Smith & Capricorn/Saturn/Blue-Violet Mason

Now it appears that if we follow the signs clockwise around the wheel of the year, the form I-A-U-W-O-E actually only consists of the circle’s Masculine Signs (Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, and Gemini), and articulate an essentially vertical (traditionally more “masculine”) movement, down and up the Solstices. Truly Feminine God-names are A-I-E (Dawn to Dusk; Goddess of Day) and O-W-U (Dusk to Dawn; Goddess of Night), or A-I-E-O-W-U or O-W-U-A-I-E. These express the circle’s Feminine Signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces), and articulate a horizontal (traditionally more “feminine”) movement, across the Equinoxes. This is one way around the possible confusion arising from assigning each sound to two Archetypes, one male and one female.

We can provide each Archetype with its own specific sound by using diphthongs; i.e. sounds combining two vowels. The simplest diphthongs are those comprising the single vowels of the signs immediately flanking the desired sign (and its Archetype). We may call these the semisextiled diphthongs, as each is drawn from the two signs adjacent — 30 degrees or semisextile — to our desired sign, thus:

IE — Leo/Sun/Yellow Creator (I of Cancer + E of Virgo)

IA — Virgo/Isis/Yellow-Green Enchanter (I of Leo + A of Libra)

EO — Libra/Venus/Green Cleric (E of Virgo + O of Scorpio)

AU — Scorpio/Neptune/Green-Blue Fowler (A of Libra + U of Sagittarius)

OW — Sagittarius/Bacchus/Blue Planter (O of Scorpio + W of Capricorn)

UW — Capricorn/Saturn/Blue-Violet Mason (U of Sagittarius + W of Aquarius)

WU — Aquarius/Jupiter/Violet Smith (W of Capricorn + U of Pisces)

WO — Pisces/Uranus/Violet-Red Forester (W of Aquarius + O of Aries)

UA — Aries/Mars/Red Hunter (U of Pisces + A of Taurus)

OE — Taurus/Proserpina/Red-Orange Abbess (O of Aries + E of Gemini)

AI — Gemini/Mercury/Orange Mage (A of Taurus + I of Cancer)

EI — Cancer/Moon/Orange-Yellow Sage (E of Gemini + I of Leo)

These semisextiled diphthongs are the most common diphthongs in use; however we also
find various other combinations.

PART TWO: CONSONANTS

Just as we have vowels for the six paired chakras, we can easily find places in the mouth for six consonant-families corresponding to the six paired chakras and their Planes:

LABIALS (using both lips, e.g. “P” and “B”) — THIRD EYE and Monadic Plane

LABIODENTALS (upper teeth and bottom lip, e.g. “F” and “V”) — THROAT and Atmic Plane

DENTALS (tongue between front teeth, e.g. “TH” as in “thin”, and “DH” as in “then”) — HEART and Buddhic Plane

ALVEOLARS (tongue just behind upper front teeth, e.g. “T” and “D”) — NAVEL and Mental Plane

PALATALS (tongue on hard palate, e.g. “CH” and “J”) — SEX and Astral Plane

VELARS or GUTTURALS (tongue in throat against soft palate, e.g. “K” and “G”) — BASE and Physical Plane


By providing both voiced and unvoiced consonants for each of these six families, we arrive at twelve separate categories. We can ascribe the unvoiced (subtler) consonants to the “feminine” signs and Archetypes, and the voiced (grosser) consonants to the “masculine” signs and Archetypes. Thus, of the Labials (Third Eye), “P” belongs to Cancer/Moon/Orange-Yellow Sage, and “B” belongs to Leo/Sun/Yellow Creator. Of the Labiodentals (Throat), “F” belongs to Virgo/Isis/Yellow-Green Enchanter, and “V” belongs to Gemini/Mercury/Orange Mage.

(See footnotes for the more expanded version of nine sound-families.)

We also have six subcategories of consonants, which we can ascribe to Subplanes of the six paired chakras:

“R” semivowels (various forms of “R”) — THIRD EYE; Monadic Subplane

Nasals (“M”, “N”, “NG”, etc.) — THROAT; Atmic Subplane

“L” semivowels (various forms of “L”) — HEART; Buddhic Subplane

Fricatives (ongoing sounds, like “F” and “S”) — NAVEL; Mental Subplane

Affricates (combinations of stop and fricative, like “PF” and “TS”) — SEX; Astral Subplane

Stops or Plosives (like “P” or “T”) — BASE; Physical Subplane

Theoretically, there are twelve consonants (six voiced and six unvoiced) for each of the six subcategories, yielding a full matrix of 72 consonants: 12 “R” semivowels, 12 nasals, 12 “L” semivowels, 12 fricatives, 12 affricates, and 12 stops. Thus, each of the twelve Demiurges has six consonants: one in each of the subcategories, from “R” semivowel (Monadic Subplane) down through a stop (Physical Subplane).

Yellow Creator (Sun in Leo) has: (B)R, M, (B)L, BH (“V” with both lips), BBH (“BV” with both lips), and B.

Yellow-Green Enchantress (Isis in Virgo) has: (F)R or Rh, M(F) or Mh, (F)L or Lh, F, PF (with lip and teeth), and P (short “F”).

Green Cleric (Venus in Libra) has: (DH)R, N(DH) or M(DH), (DH)L, DH, DDH, and D (short “DH”; “DH” is always pronounced as in there).

Green-Blue Fowler (Neptune in Scorpio) has: (T)R or Rh, (S)N or Nh, (S)L or Lh, S, TS, and T.

Blue Planter (Bacchus in Sagittarius) has: (ZH)R, N(IA), (ZH)L, ZH, J (DZH), and D (short “J”).

Blue-Violet Mason (Saturn in Capricorn) has: (K)R or Rh, NK or Nh, (K)L or Lh, KH, KKH, and K.

Violet Smith (Jupiter in Aquarius) has: (G)R, NG, (G)L, GH, GGH, and G.

Violet-Red Forester (Uranus in Pisces) has: (SH)R or Rh, (SH)N(IA) or Nh, (SH)L or Lh, SH, CH, and C (short “CH”; “CH” is always pronounced as in
chair).

Red Hunter (Mars in Aries) has: (D)R, N, L, Z, DZ, and D.

Red-Orange Abbess (Proserpina in Taurus) has: (TH)R or Rh, N(TH) or M(TH), (TH)L or Lh, TH, TTH, and T (short “TH”; “TH” is always pronounced as in thin).

Orange Mage (Mercury in Gemini) has: (V)R, M(V), (V)L, V, BV (with lip and teeth), and B (short “V”).

Orange-Yellow Sage (Moon in Cancer) has: (P)R or Rh, M(PH) or Mh, (PH)L or Lh, PH (“F” with both lips), PPH (“PF” with both lips), and P.

PART THREE: VOWEL-and-NASAL MANTRAS

We can now establish a basic diphthonged vowel-and-nasal seed mantra for each of the paired six chakras, and so for the twelve Taurus-Equinox zodiac signs and their Demiurges. These vowel-and-nasal seed mantras link the transcendental or Logoic or Spirit-of-Spirit subplane (vowel) with the Atmic or Body-of-Spirit subplane (nasal) on each Demiurge’s plane. These seed-mantras are short-hand for the process of manifestation itself, from the crown through the throat as the transcendental spirit becomes manifest in words of power.

IEM (IH-EHM, as in Auntie Em) = Right Eye; Leo; Yellow (Solar) Creator

This is the Creator of mantras and the mantra of Creators, enhancing imaginative, visual, and artistic abilities. This mantra is used in Afterprime, from Prime (noon) to 2:00 P.M., facing South-Southwest, and evokes the qualities of Star-Month (ca. June 22 – July 22). It is aligned with Archangel Michael and draws the cooperative attention of the Solar Pitris. It evokes the power of the Monad and provides knowledge of the Stars, their Constellations, and the Dimensions of Space. It allows one to lovingly perceive complex structures and concepts in a flash, and provides mastery over Druidic mysteries, Astronomy, Astrology, Art and the 12 color-rays, the Calendar, and Heraldry. As Star-Month is the traditional Leo, the sign of fixed fire, this mantra radiates enlightened passion.

IAMH (IH-AHMF) = Right Ear; Virgo; Yellow-Green (Isian) Enchantress

This is the Enchantress of mantras and the mantra of Enchanters, enhancing magical, bardic and musical abilities. It is aligned with Archangel Iofael and draws the cooperative attention of the Isian Elves. This mantra is used at Tierce, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., facing Southwest, and evokes the qualities of Lammas-Month (Song-Month, ca. July 23 – August 23). It evokes the hopeful power of subtle Space or Akasha and the ecstasy of spirit manifesting as the Atmic Plane; the Body of Spirit. It brings the knowledge of and cooperation with the Elvensong, the primal song of the Multiverse. It provides mastery over music, the power of musical speech, and the power of true memory. As Song-Month is the traditional Virgo, the sign of mutable earth, this mantra expresses blissful wealth.

EOM (EH-AWNDH, rhyming with “fell on the”) = Right Heart & Hand; Libra; Green (Venereal) Cleric

This is the Priest of mantras and the mantra of Priests, enhancing ritual, compassionate and ethical abilities. This mantra is used at Foresext, from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., facing West-Southwest, and evokes the qualities of Gift-Month (ca. August 24 – September 23). It is aligned with Archangel Anael and draws the cooperative attention of the Ancestors (“Giants” or Annunaki). It evokes the faithful power of subtle Air and the Intuitive faculties of the Buddhic Plane and the Spiritual Soul. It brings the knowledge and performance of right action with the balance of the Dharma-Throne. As Gift-Month is the traditional Libra, the sign of cardinal air, this mantra establishes loving right-action.

AUNH (AH-ooNH) = Right Navel & Liver; Scorpio; Green-Blue (Neptunian) Fowler

As the Fowler is the Queen or Empress of Tarot, this mantra is the Queen of mantras and the mantra of Queens. This mantra is called “that which leads to the other shore.” As the traditional day begins with the dusk, this mantra is used at Aftersext, between 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M., facing West-Northwest, at the begining of all rituals. It evokes the qualities of the month following Fall Equinox, Bird-Month (ca. September 24 – October 23). It is aligned with Archangel Aurael and draws the cooperative attention of the “Fire Giants” or Phoenixes of the Animal Soul. It is a mantra of gestation, brooding, seeking, divine sight, flight, and shapeshifting, especially into the forms of fish and bird. It provides knowledge of the mental plane, and of the egg-like fields of energy surrounding everything, including the great egg of the Multiverse. As Bird-Month is the traditional Scorpio, the sign of fixed water, this mantra radiates enlightened liberation.

OWN (AW-OONyuh) = Right Sex; Sagittarius; Blue (Bacchic) Planter

This is the Planter of mantras and the mantra of Planters, enhancing one’s agricultural and horticultural abilities. This mantra is used at Nones, between 8:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M., facing Northwest. It evokes the qualities of Seed-Month or Hallows-Month (ca. October 24 – November 22). It is aligned with the Archangel Uriel, and draws the cooperative attention of the “Dark Elves” or Devas and Centaurs of the herbs and vegetable kingdom. It is a mantra of insemination, planting, fertility, growth, Dionysian lust, divine taste, and prosperity. It promotes electric vitality and Astral healing, enhancing one’s knowledge of and cooperation with the forces of the Astral Plane’s Body of Flowers (chakras). As Seed-Month is the traditional Sagittarius, the sign of mutable fire, this mantra expresses blissful passion.

UWNK (oo-OONKH) = Right Buttock; Capricorn; Blue-Violet (Saturnine) Mason

This is the Mason of mantras and the mantra of Masons, enhancing one’s sculpting, potting, jewelry-making, and masonic abilities. It is used at Foretenebrae, between 10:00 P.M. and Tenebrae (Midnight), facing North-northwest. It evokes the qualities of Stone-Month or Crystal-Month (ca. November 23 – December 21). It is aligned with the Archangel Rwkael (Rebeccael), and draws the cooperative attention of the oreads and Gnomes of the crystals, gems and mineral kingdom. It is a mantra of subtle Earth and its physical properties of release, earthly perfection, levity, Saturnine simplicity, death, and completion. It provides grounding knowledge of and cooperation with the Physical Plane’s Diamond Body. As Crystal-Month is the traditional Capricorn, the sign of cardinal earth, this mantra establishes loving wealth.

WUNG (OO-ooNG) = Left Buttock; Aquarius; Violet (Jovial) Smith

This is the Smith of mantras and the mantra of Smiths, enhancing ones smithing, brazing, welding, and jewelry-making abilities. It is used at Aftertenebrae, between Tenebrae (Midnight) and 2:00 A.M., facing North-northeast. It evokes the qualities of Metal-Month (ca. December 22 – January 21). It is aligned with the Archangel Gwriel (Gabriel), and draws the cooperative attention of the Dwarves of the metals and mineral kingdom. It is a mantra of responsibility, inheritance, accumulation, accretion, Jovial gravity, and beginings. It enhances one’s sense of divine smell. It provides knowledge of and cooperation with the Physical Plane’s Grail Body. As Metal-Month is the traditional Aquarius, the sign of fixed air, this mantra radiates enlightened right-action.

WONH (OO-AW-HNyuh) = Left Sex; Pisces; Violet-Red (Uranian) Forestress

This is the Forestress of mantras and the mantra of Foresters, enhancing one’s carpentry, joining, and forestry skills. It is used at Compline, between 2:00 A.M. and 4:00 A.M., facing Northeast. It evokes the qualities of Imbolc or Tree-Month (ca. January 22 – February 19). It is aligned with the Archangel Sheshunael, and draws the cooperative attention of the “Dark Elves” or Undines and Dryads of the rivers and woods. It is a mantra that evokes the temperance of subtle Water and its Astral properties; a mantra of Uranian magnetism, receptivity, dissolution, forgiveness, baptism, and anointing. It provides knowledge of and cooperation with the Astral Plane’s Tree of Life. As Tree-Month is the traditional Pisces, the sign of mutable water, this mantra expresses blissful liberation.

UAN (oo-AHN) = Left Navel & Spleen; Aries; Red (Martial) Hunter

This is the Warrior of mantras and the mantra of Warriors, enhancing one’s hunting, riding, war-making, tracking, shapeshifting, and animal-identification skills. It is used at Forematins, between 4:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M., facing East-northeast. It evokes the qualities of Beast-Month (ca. February 20 – March 21). It is aligned with the Archangel Zadohiel or Azazael, and draws the cooperative attention of the “Fire Giants” or Salamanders and Dragons of the Animal Soul. It is a mantra that evokes the fortitude of subtle Fire and the Mental properties of the desire body; a mantra of Martial zeal, fire, wakefulness, clear-sightedness, fortitude, and confirmation. It provides knowledge of and cooperation with the Mental Plane’s Serpent Force or Kundalini. As Beast-Month is the traditional Aries, the sign of cardinal fire, this mantra establishes loving passion.

OEMH (AW-EHMTH) = Left Heart & Hand; Taurus; Red-Orange (Persephonian) Abbess

This is the Diviner of Mantras and mantra of Diviners, enhancing one’s divination, receptivity, devotion, gratitude, and healing sense of perfection. It is used at Aftermatins, between 6:00 A.M. and 8:00 A.M., facing East-southeast. It evokes the qualities of Treasure-Month (ca. March 22 – April 20). It is aligned with the Archangel Rathael (Raphael), and draws the cooperative attention of the “Giants” or Ancestors (Annunaki). It is a mantra of divine Touch or Feeling. As Treasure-Month is the traditional Taurus, the sign of fixed earth, this mantra radiates enlightened wealth.

AIM (AH-IHMV) = Left Ear; Gemini; Orange (Mercurial) Mage

This mantra is called the Seed-of-Speech; it is the Mage of mantras and the mantra of Mages, enhancing magical, bardic and poetic abilities. This mantra is used at Lauds, from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M., facing Southeast, and evokes the qualities of May-Month (ca. April 21 – May 21). It enhances the sense of divine Hearing. It brings the knowledge of the primal vibration of the Word. It is used for acquiring mastery over words, the power of magical speech, and the power of true naming. As May-Month is the traditional Gemini, the sign of mutable air, this mantra expresses blissful right-action.

EIMH (EH-IHMPH) = Left Eye; Cancer; Orange-Yellow (Lunar) Sage

This mantra is the Sage of mantras and the mantra of Sages, enhancing reflective and druidic abilities. This mantra is used at Foreprime, 10:00 A.M. to Prime (noon), facing South-Southeast, and evokes the qualities of Planet-Month (ca. May 22 – June 21). It evokes the power of the Monad and provides knowledge of the Planets and their correspondence with the body. It allows one to lovingly merge with the Ocean of Space and its planetary spheres and subtle anatomies, and provides mastery over Druidic mysteries, Astronomy, Astrology, the Akashic Records or Archives for the Solar System, and the Calendar. As Planet-Month is the traditional Cancer, the sign of cardinal water, this mantra expresses loving liberation.

PART FOUR: CONSONANT-and-VOWEL MANTRAS

We can also posit a basic consonant-and-vowel seed mantra for each of the paired six chakras, and so for the twelve Taurus-Equinox zodiac signs and their Demiurges. This mantric family uses stops near the solstices (head and base), affricates in the cross-quarters (throat and sex), and fricatives near the equinoxes (heart and navel). The mantras thus resonate with the apparent progress of the Sun as the days lengthen or shorten through the seasons, and this mantric family is especially apt for Solar Initiations. These mantras are also used for ascension, as each syllable moves from more manifest (consonants) to more transcendental or Logoic (vowels).

BI (BIH, as in bit) = Right Eye; Leo; Yellow (Solar) Creator

This mantra is used in Afterprime, from Prime (noon) to 2:00 P.M., facing South-Southwest, and evokes the qualities of Star-Month (ca. June 22 – July 22). It centers, establishes, and intensifies the sense of Self as a Solar Existence or as a radiant point of light. It aligns one with Vanaheim and the Solar Pitris, and draws the attention of Archangel Michael. It is particularly keyed to the Physical Subplane of the Monadic Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Subplane of the Monadic Plane, and the Monadic Subplane of the Logoic Plane. As Star-Month is the traditional Leo, the sign of fixed fire, this mantra radiates enlightened passion. Combining BI with the equivalent seed-mantra IEM gives us both IEMBI and BIHIEM.

PFE (PFEH, with PF as in cupful and EH as in bet) = Right Ear; Virgo; Yellow-Green (Isian) Enchantress

This mantra is used at Tierce, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., facing Southwest, and evokes the qualities of Lammas-Month (Song-Month, ca. July 23 – August 23). It enhances one’s ability to nourish and be nourished. It is also a mantra of binding, enchanting, and ownership. It aligns one with Elvenheim and the Isian Elves, and draws the attention of Archangel Iofael. It is particularly keyed to the Astral Subplane of the Atmic Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Subplane of the Atmic Plane, and the Atmic Subplane of the Logoic Plane. As Song-Month is the traditional Virgo, the sign of mutable earth, this mantra expresses blissful wealth. Combining PFE with the equivalent seed-mantra IAMH gives us both IAMPFE and PFEHIAMh.

DHA (DHAH, with DH as in there; AH as in father) = Right Heart & Hand; Libra; Green (Venereal) Cleric

This mantra is used at Foresext, from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., facing West-Southwest, and evokes the qualities of Gift-Month (ca. August 24 – September 23). It enhances compassion, giving, peace-making, and truth. It aligns one with Jotunheim and the “Giants” (Ancestors or Annunaki), and draws the attention of Archangel Anael. It is particularly keyed to the Mental Subplane of the Buddhic Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Subplane of the Buddhic Plane, and the Buddhic Subplane of the Logoic Plane. As Gift-Month is the traditional Libra, the sign of cardinal air, this mantra establishes loving right-action. Combining DHA with the equivalent seed-mantra EOM gives us both EOMDHA and DHAHEOM.

SO (SAW, with lips well rounded) = Right Navel & Liver; Scorpio; Green-Blue (Neptunian) Fowler

This mantra is used at Aftersext, between 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M., facing West-Northwest, at the begining of all rituals. It evokes the qualities of the month following Fall Equinox, Bird-Month (ca. September 24 – October 23). This mantra enhances life and motherhood, victory, and the strength of the ocean. It aligns one with Muspelheim and the “Fire Giants” (Phoenixes), and draws the attention of Archangel Aurael. It is particularly keyed to the Mental Subplane of the Mental Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Subplane of the Mental Plane, and the Mental Subplane of the Logoic Plane. As Bird-Month is the traditional Scorpio, the sign of fixed water, this mantra radiates enlightened liberation. Combining SO with the equivalent seed-mantra AUNH gives us both AUNSO and SOHAUNh.

JU or ZHDU (DZHoo or ZHDoo, with oo as in foot) = Right Sex; Sagittarius; Blue (Bacchic) Planter

This mantra is used at Nones, between 8:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M., facing Northwest. It evokes the qualities of Seed-Month or Hallows-Month (ca. October 24 – November 22). It enhances electrical creativity and playfulness, joviality, the insemination of thunder and rain, and the spiral growth of vegetable life. It aligns one with Swartalfheim and the “Dark Elves” (Limoniads, Centaurs and Vegetation Devas), and draws the attention of Archangel Uriel. It is particularly keyed to the Astral Subplane of the Astral Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Subplane of the Astral Plane, and the Astral Subplane of the Logoic Plane. As Seed-Month is the traditional Sagittarius, the sign of mutable fire, this mantra expresses blissful passion. Combining JU with the equivalent seed-mantra OWN gives us both OWNJU and JUHOWN. Another and very similar mantra for the Blue Planter is JAI, conveying the electric victory of vegetable vitality. Another is JERU, evoking the principle of rain, agriculture, seed, bread, and life-essence. Together with a preliminary vowel and nasal, the mantra becomes AIN-JERU, evoking the Planter as Indra/Andrew.

KW (KOO, as in coo) = Right Buttock; Capricorn; Blue-Violet (Saturnine) Mason

This mantra is used at Foretenebrae, between 10:00 P.M. and Tenebrae (Midnight), facing North-northwest. It evokes the qualities of Stone-Month or Crystal-Month (ca. November 23 – December 21). This mantra provides the sanctuary of the hollow earth, the jewel-cave of the gnomes and the crystal kingdom. It aligns one with Nidavallir and the Oreads and Gnomes, and it draws the attention of Archangel Rwkael (Rebekael). It is particularly keyed to the Physical Subplane of the Physical Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Subplane of the Physical Plane, and the Physical Subplane of the Logoic Plane. As Crystal-Month is the traditional Capricorn, the sign of cardinal earth, this mantra establishes loving wealth. Combining KW with the equivalent seed-mantra UWNKH gives us both UWNKW and KWHUWNKH. A similar mantra for the Indigo Mason is KAELHI, which evokes her qualities as the shadowy Demiurge of Night and the Winter, completing the cycle of the day and the year.

GW (GOO, as in goo) = Left Buttock; Aquarius; Violet (Jovial) Smith

This mantra is used at Aftertenebrae, between Tenebrae (Midnight) and 2:00 A.M., facing North-northeast. It evokes the qualities of Metal-Month (ca. December 22 – January 21). It provides knowledge of the ores of the earth, the mountains and the gifts of the dwarves and the metal kingdom. It aligns one with Nidavellir and the Oreads and Dwarves, and it draws the attention of Archangel Gwriel (Gabriel). It is particularly keyed to the Physical Subplane of the Physical Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Subplane of the Physical Plane, and the Physical Subplane of the Logoic Plane. As Metal-Month is the traditional Aquarius, the sign of fixed air, this mantra radiates enlightened right-action. Combining GW with the equivalent seed-mantra WUNG gives us both WUNGW and GWHWUNG. Another of the Smith’s mantras is GWRW (GOO-ROO). Traditionally spelled GURU, it means “weighty, grave,” and represents the Smith’s planet, Jupiter (an immense gas-giant planet), considered the Teacher. As a mantra, GWRW gives understanding and manifestation of gravity, influence, charisma, and grave joviality. It is particularly keyed to the Physical Subplane of the Physical Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Plane, then manifests to the Monadic Subplane of the Physical, and then re-ascends to the Logoic Plane.

CHU (CHoo, with oo as in foot) = Left Sex; Pisces; Violet-Red (Uranian) Forestress

This mantra is used at Compline, between 2:00 A.M. and 4:00 A.M., facing Northeast. It evokes the qualities of Imbolc or Tree-Month (ca. January 22 – February 19). It provides access to the world of trees, waters and woodcraft, the realm of dryads and nymphs. It aligns one with Swartalfheim, realm of the “Dark Elves” (Dryads, Nereids and vegetation Devas), and draws the attention of Archangel Shaishunael. It is particularly keyed to the Astral Subplane of the Astral Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Subplane of the Astral Plane, and the Astral Subplane of the Logoic Plane. As Tree-Month is the traditional Pisces, the sign of mutable water, this mantra expresses blissful liberation. Combining CHU with the equivalent seed-mantra WONH gives us both WONCHU and CHUHWONH. A similar mantra for the Forestress is SHULHWA or SHULHEUIA, which specifically evokes the essence of woodcraft, and has become her best-known name: Sylva, Sylvia or Sulevia.

ZO (ZAW, with lips well rounded) = Left Navel & Spleen; Aries; Red (Martial) Hunter

This mantra is used at Forematins, between 4:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M., facing East-northeast. It evokes the qualities of Beast-Month (ca. February 20 – March 21). It enhances one’s understanding of Animal Life and the desires of the mind. It aligns one with Muspelheim and the “Fire Giants” (Dragons or Salamanders), and draws the attention of Archangel Zadohiel or Azazael. It is particularly keyed to the Mental Subplane of the Mental Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Subplane of the Mental Plane, and the Mental Subplane of the Logoic Plane. As Beast-Month is the traditional Aries, the sign of cardinal fire, this mantra establishes loving passion. Combining ZO with the equivalent seed-mantra UAN gives us both UANZO and ZOHUAN. Another of the Red Hunter’s mantras is DEW (DEH-OO), DEWAA (DEH-WAH), or DAWID (DAH-WID), evoking the fiery qualities of the shining one, the bringer of the Day or the Springtime. It is keyed to the Physical Subplane of the Mental Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Realms (and in the case of DAWID, manifests back onto the Mental Plane again).

THA (THAH, with TH as in thin; AH as in father) = Left Heart & Hand; Taurus; Red-Orange (Persephonian) Abbess

This mantra is used at Aftermatins, between 6:00 A.M. and 8:00 A.M., facing East-southeast. It evokes the qualities of Treasure-Month (ca. March 22 – April 20). This mantra enhances devotion, gratitude, and one’s ability to receive. It aligns one with Jotunheim and the “Giants” (Ancestors or Annunaki), and draws the attention of Archangel Rathael (Raphael). It is particularly keyed to the Mental Subplane of the Buddhic Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Subplane of the Buddhic Plane, and the Buddhic Subplane of the Logoic Plane. As Treasure-Month is the traditional Taurus, the sign of fixed earth, this mantra radiates enlightened wealth. Combining THA with the equivalent seed-mantra OEMH gives us both OEMTHA and THAHOEMH. A similar mantra for the Rosy Abbess is TARHA or THARHA (THAH-HRAH); it represents the earthiness and wealth (Terra) of the Abbess’ Taurean Dawn-Tower (Tauro-Tor) of Learning (Torah) and Divination (Tarot). It is particularly keyed to the Physical Subplane of the Buddhic Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Plane, then manifests to the Monadic Subplane of the Buddhic, and then re-ascends to the Logoic Plane.

BVE or VBE (BVEH or VBEH, with VB as in lovebird and EH as in bet) = Left Ear; Gemini; Orange (Mercurial) Mage

This mantra is used at Lauds, from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M., facing Southeast, and evokes the qualities of May-Month (ca. April 21 – May 21). It enhances the magic of one’s speech, together with one’s sense of distinction, separation, discernment, awareness, and opposition. It aligns one with Alvenheim and the Hermetic Elves, and draws the attention of Archangel Eremiel. It is particularly keyed to the Astral Subplane of the Atmic Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Subplane of the Atmic Plane, and the Atmic Subplane of the Logoic Plane. As May-Month is the traditional Gemini, the sign of mutable air, this mantra expresses blissful right-action. Combining BVE with the equivalent seed-mantra AIM gives us both AIMBVE and BVEHAIM. Other similar mantras for the Orange Mage are VAIU, meaning Wind, Air, magical speech, VERE (VEH-REH), meaning truth and true-naming, and MAI, meaning magic or maya.

PI (PIH, as in pit)= Left Eye; Cancer; Orange-Yellow (Lunar) Sage

This mantra is used at Foreprime, 10:00 A.M. to Prime (noon), facing South-Southeast, and evokes the qualities of Planet-Month (ca. May 22 – June 21). It surrounds, enfolds, and heals with the Lunar presence. This mantra aligns one with Vanaheim and the Lunar Matris, and draws the attention of Archangel Myrrhael. It is particularly keyed to the Physical Subplane of the Monadic Plane, from where it ascends to the Logoic Subplane of the Monadic Plane, and the Monadic Subplane of the Logoic Plane. As Planet-Month is the traditional Cancer, the sign of cardinal water, this mantra expresses loving liberation. Combining PI with the equivalent seed-mantra EIMH gives us both EIMPI and PIHEIMH.Other similar mantras for the Amber Sage are PAELhI, meaning lunar-wise or widdershins, moonlike or pale, surrounding or enfolding, and PAERhI, meaning a Lunar Peri or orbital enclosure.

PART FIVE: CONSONANT-VOWEL-NASAL MANTRAS

Much like the combinations discussed in the precious section, he mantras in this family begin with a relatively manifested initial consonant (or consonants), ascend with the middle vowel(s) into the Logoic or transcendent realm, and end by moving back into the manifestation of the Atmic realm with the final nasal. They thus enhance both ascension and manifestation.

BRAEM (BRAH-EHM) or BRAEHIM = (BRAH-EH-HIM) = Right Eye; Leo; Yellow (Solar) Creator

Traditionally spelled BRAHM or BRAHMA, this mantra is the ultimate Yang or “masculine” expression of radiance expanding from a contracted point-source; a sun or star. It is thus a mantra of the Creator and Star-Seer.

FREMH or PFREMH (FREH-MF or PFREH-MF) = Right Ear; Virgo; Yellow-Green (Isian) Enchantress

Traditionally spelled PREM, this mantra is “used for enchantments and magic.”
(Danielou, p. 343.) These are perfect descriptions of the gifts of the Jade Enchantress.

DHRAM (DHRAH-MDH) or DHARM (DHAH-RMDH) or DHARAM (DHAH-RAH-MDH) = Right Heart & Hand; Libra; Green (Venerable) Cleric

Traditionally spelled DHARMA, this mantra is the expression of ritual drama, duty, and right (or rite) action; action as sacrifice. It is thus a mantra of the Ovate, Vate, or Cleric.

STRAUNH (STRAH-ooNH) = Right Navel & Liver; Scorpio; Green-Blue (Neptunian) Fowler

Traditionally spelled STRAUM, this mantra is “the giver of lust,” or more properly a clear-seeing focus of desire. This mantra is also remembered as STRIM, which “delivers from difficulties,” a beautiful description of the abilities of the Turquoise Fowler. (Danielou, p. 343.)

JERN (JERNyuh) or JERUN (JEH-RooNyuh) = Right Sex; Sagittarius; Blue (Bacchic) Planter

This mantra expresses the Planter’s activities, and means to extend, throw a lightning-bolt, call out, ejaculate, sow seed, spin out a plant-fibre, or express yearning or desire.

KRWNH or KWRWNH (KROO-NKH or KOO-HROO-NKH) = Right Buttock; Capricorn; Blue-Violet (Saturnine) Mason

Traditionally remembered as KRIM, this mantra “represents the power of time, the power of death, the destructive aspect of Shiva, and thus the goddess Kali, the power of time.” It is used for “gaining detachment, power over death, [and] transcendent knowledge.” These are beautiful descriptions of the powers of Indigo Mason, known as Kali or the Cailleach. (Danielou, p. 343.)

GAONG and GLAONG (GAH-AWNG and GLAH-AWNG) = Left Buttock; Aquarius; Violet (Jovial) Smith

Traditionally spelled GAM and GLAUM, these are mantras for Ganapati, the elephant-headed Lord of beginnings. (Danielou, p. 343.) The Smith’s animal is the boar or elephant; as ruler of the month following Winter Solstice, he oversees beginnings.

SHRUNH or SHURUNH (SHRoo-HNyuh or ShooHRoo-Hnyuh) = Left Sex; Pisces; Violet-Red (Uranian) Forestress

Traditionally remembered as SHRIM, this mantra “represents the goddess of fortune and multiplicity, Lakshmi, the consort of Vishnu.” It is used for “gaining worldly wealth, power, beauty, and glory.” These beautifully describe the blessings of the Magenta Forestress, Lady of Merchants, temperance and generosity. (Danielou, p. 342.)

RON or RUAN (RAWN or Roo-AHN) = Left Navel & Spleen; Aries; Red Hunter

Traditionally remembered as RAM, this is the mantra of “Fire. Its color is red, its symbol the triangle, its vehicle the ram.” (Danielou, p. 344.) Fire, the color red, and the Ram are all attributes of the Red Hunter. Another of his mantras is RUAD or RUADRO, also meaning the Red Lord: remembered in the Vedic tradition as RUDRA and in the Celtic tradition as RUAD ROFESSA, a title of DAGDA (DAWID). A similar mantra is ORD, UARD, or WERD, meaning Ruler, Lord, or Guardian. Another is ZORUAN, meaning the Fiery Red Animal: the (Ram-headed) Serpent or Dragon of Time.

THAMH (THAH-MTH) = Left Heart & Hand; Taurus; Red-Orange Abbess

This mantra opens one to be touched, to experience gratitude and thanks, to feel wonder and heart-triumph (courage). A similar mantra is THALHAMH (THAH-HLAH-MTH), expressing the cherishing of perfection and peace, the baring of the breast and its rosy flourishing, blooming and nourishment.

REM = Left Ear; Gemini; Orange Mage

This is the mantra of the Divine Twins, of Air, of projection, and of the magic Wand of the Orange Mage.

HRIMH (HRIH-MPH) = Left Eye, Cancer; Orange-Yellow (Lunar) Sage

This is traditionally spelled HRIM, and is the mantra of “the lady-of-the-spheres (Bhuvanesvari), the dispeller of sorrow. It is the root from which develop ether [atmic realm] and the other elements of the manifest world, the principle ever liberated, unbound by the triple form of time.” It is used for “conquest of the Unmanifest, of the power of Nature,” and “transgressing the laws of time and space.” These are indeed the gifts of the Amber Sage. (Danielou, p. 342.) Another Lunar mantra is PAELHIMH (PAH-EH-HLIMPH), which expresses both the paleness of the Moon and its widdershins or counterclockwise circuit, and aids in reflection and memory.

PART SIX: SUMMATION OF MANTRAS for the Taurus-Equinox SIGNS and DEMIURGES or AEONS

Right Eye; Leo; Yellow (Solar) Creator: IEM, BI, IEMBI, BIHIEM, BRAEHIM

Right Ear; Virgo; Yellow-Green (Isian) Enchantress: IAMH, FE, IAMFE, FEHIAM, PFREMH

Right Heart & Hand; Libra; Green (Venerable) Cleric: EOM, DHA, EONDHA, DHAHEONDH, DHARAM

Right Navel & Liver; Scorpio; Green-Blue (Neptunian) Fowler: AUNH, SO, AUNSO, SOHAUNH, STRAUNH

Right Sex; Sagittarius; Blue (Bacchic) Planter: OWN, JU, OWNJU, JUHOWN, JAI, AIN-JERU, JERUN

Right Buttock; Capricorn; Blue-Violet (Saturnine) Mason: UWNKH, KW, UWNKW, KWHUWNKH, KAELHI, KRWNH

Left Buttock; Aquarius; Violet (Jovial) Smith: WUNG, GW, WUNGW, GWHWUNG, GWRW, GAONG, GLAONG

Left Sex; Pisces; Violet-Red (Uranian) Forestress: WONH, CHU, WONCHU, CHUHWONH, SHU, SHURUNH

Left Navel & Spleen; Aries; Red (Martial) Hunter: UAN, ZO, UANZO, ZOHUAN, DEW, DEWAA, DAWID, RON, RUAD, UARD, ZORUAN

Left Heart & Hand; Taurus; Red-Orange Abbess: OEMH, THA, OEMTHA, THAHOEMH, TARHA, THAMH, THALHAMH

Left Ear; Gemini; Orange (Mercurial) Mage: AIM, VE, AIMVE, VEHAIM, VAIU, VERE, MAI, REM

Left Eye; Cancer; Orange-Yellow (Lunar) Sage: EIMH, PI, EIMPI, PIHEIMH, HRIMH, PAELHIMH

Footnotes

Nine vowels:The expanded system of nine vowels corresponds to the nine chakras and the nine Subplanes:

Y (pronounced “EE”, as in Machine) — CROWN and Logoic Subplane

I (pronunced “IH”, as in Bit) — THIRD EYE and Monadic Subplane

E (pronounced “EH”, as in Bet) — THROAT and Atmic Subplane

A (pronounced “AH”, as in Father) — HEART and Buddhic Subplane

H (pronounced “HUH”, as a schwa, or as in But) — SOLAR PLEXUS and Causal Subplane

O (pronounced “AW”, as in Saw) — NAVEL and Mental Subplane

U (Pronounced short “OO”, as in Foot) — SEX and Astral Subplane

UU (Pronounced long “OO”, as in Shoot) — BASE and Physical Subplane

W (Pronounced long “VOOV”, tongue far back and lips vibrating) — FOOT and Elemental Subplane

As the Crown corresponds to the Summer Solstice, the Solar Plexus to the Equinoxes, and the Foot to the Winter Solstice, we can pronounce the Circled Cross of the Year as YHWH. This describes the complete cycle of Manifestation and Ascension between Spirit and Matter. Another form of this God-Name is IAHU-UUOHE, or YAHU-WOHE. HYHW or HWHY would be the Equinoctial form describing the alternation of Day and Night; the expanded Goddess-Name is HAYE-HOWU, or HOWU-HAYE.

Other combinations: Other diphthong combinations include Sextiled, Squared, Trined, Inconjunct, and Opposed. Sextiled diphthongs, those comprising the simple vowels two signs — 60 degrees or sextile — from our desired sign are as follows:

EA — Leo/Sun/Yellow Creator (E of Gemini + A of Libra)

IO — Virgo/Isis/Yellow-Green Enchanter (I of Cancer + O of Scorpio)

IU — Libra/Venus/Green Cleric (I of Leo + U of Sagittarius)

EW — Scorpio/Neptune/Green-Blue Fowler (E of Virgo + W of Capricorn)

AW — Sagittarius/Bacchus/Blue Planter (A of Libra + W of Aquarius)

OU — Capricorn/Saturn/Blue-Violet Mason (O of Scorpio + U of Pisces)

UO — Aquarius/Jupiter/Violet Smith (U of Sagittarius + O of Aries)

WA — Pisces/Uranus/Violet-Red Forester (W of Capricorn + A of Taurus)

WE — Aries/Mars/Red Hunter (W of Aquarius + E of Gemini)

UI — Taurus/Proserpina/Red-Orange Abbess (U of Pisces + I of Cancer)

OI — Gemini/Mercury/Orange Mage (O of Aries + I of Leo)

AE — Cancer/Moon/Orange-Yellow Sage (A of Taurus + E of Virgo)

Squared diphthongs comprise the simple vowels three signs — 90 degrees or squared —
from our desired sign, and are as follows:

AO — Leo/Sun/Yellow Creator (A of Taurus + O of Scorpio)

EU — Virgo/Isis/Yellow-Green Enchanter (E of Gemini + U of Sagittarius)

IW — Libra/Venus/Green Cleric (I of Cancer + W of Capricorn)

IW — Scorpio/Neptune/Green-Blue Fowler (I of Leo + W of Aquarius)

EU — Sagittarius/Bacchus/Blue Planter (E of Virgo + U of Pisces)

AO — Capricorn/Saturn/Blue-Violet Mason (A of Libra + O of Aries)

OA — Aquarius/Jupiter/Violet Smith (O of Scorpio + A of Taurus)

UE — Pisces/Uranus/Violet-Red Forester (U of Sagittarius + E of Gemini)

WI — Aries/Mars/Red Hunter (W of Capricorn + I of Cancer)

WI — Taurus/Proserpina/Red-Orange Abbess (W of Aquarius + I of Leo)

UE — Gemini/Mercury/Orange Mage (U of Pisces + E of Virgo)

OA — Cancer/Moon/Orange-Yellow Sage (O of Aries + A of Libra)

Trined diphthongs comprise the simple vowels four signs — 120 degrees or trined —
from our desired sign, and are as follows:

OU — Leo/Sun/Yellow Creator (O of Aries + U of Sagittarius)

AW — Virgo/Isis/Yellow-Green Enchanter (A of Taurus + W of Capricorn)

EW — Libra/Venus/Green Cleric (E of Gemini + W of Aquarius)

IU — Scorpio/Neptune/Green-Blue Fowler (I of Cancer + U of Pisces)

IO — Sagittarius/Bacchus/Blue Planter (I of Leo + O of Aries)

EA — Capricorn/Saturn/Blue-Violet Mason (E of Virgo + A of Taurus)

AE — Aquarius/Jupiter/Violet Smith (A of Libra + E of Gemini)

OI — Pisces/Uranus/Violet-Red Forester (O of Scorpio + I of Cancer)

UI — Aries/Mars/Red Hunter (U of Sagittarius + I of Leo)

WE — Taurus/Proserpina/Red-Orange Abbess (W of Capricorn + E of Virgo)

WA — Gemini/Mercury/Orange Mage (W of Aquarius + A of Libra)

UO — Cancer/Moon/Orange-Yellow Sage (U of Pisces + O of Scorpio)

Inconjuncted dipthongs comprise the simple vowels five signs — 150 degrees or
inconjunct — from our desired sign, and are as follows:

UW — Leo/Sun/Yellow Creator (U of Pisces + W of Capricorn)

OW — Virgo/Isis/Yellow-Green Enchanter (O of Aries + W of Aquarius)

AU — Libra/Venus/Green Cleric (A of Taurus + U of Pisces)

EO — Scorpio/Neptune/Green-Blue Fowler (E of Gemini + O of Aries)

IA — Sagittarius/Bacchus/Blue Planter (I of Cancer + A of Taurus)

IE — Capricorn/Saturn/Blue-Violet Mason (I of Leo + E of Gemini)

EI — Aquarius/Jupiter/Violet Smith (E of Virgo + I of Cancer)

AI — Pisces/Uranus/Violet-Red Forester (A of Libra + I of Leo)

OE — Aries/Mars/Red Hunter (O of Scorpio + E of Virgo)

UA — Taurus/Proserpina/Red-Orange Abbess (U of Sagittarius + A of Libra)

WO — Gemini/Mercury/Orange Mage (W of Capricorn + O of Scorpio)

WU — Cancer/Moon/Orange-Yellow Sage (W of Aquarius + U of Sagittarius)

Opposed dipthongs comprise pairs of the simple vowel six signs — 180 degrees or in opposition
— from our desired sign, as follows:

WW — Leo/Sun/Yellow Creator (W of Aquarius + W of Aquarius)

UU — Virgo/Isis/Yellow-Green Enchanter (U of Pisces + U of Pisces)

OO — Libra/Venus/Green Cleric (O of Aries + O of Aries)

AA — Scorpio/Neptune/Green-Blue Fowler (A of Taurus + A of Taurus)

EE — Sagittarius/Bacchus/Blue Planter (E of Gemini + E of Gemini)

II — Capricorn/Saturn/Blue-Violet Mason (I of Cancer + I of Cancer)

II — Aquarius/Jupiter/Violet Smith (I of Leo + I of Leo)

EE — Pisces/Uranus/Violet-Red Forester (E of Virgo + E of Virgo)

AA — Aries/Mars/Red Hunter (A of Libra + A of Libra)

OO — Taurus/Proserpina/Red-Orange Abbess (O of Scorpio + O of Scorpio)

UU — Gemini/Mercury/Orange Mage (U of Sagittarius + U of Sagittarius)

WW — Cancer/Moon/Orange-Yellow Sage (W of Capricorn + W of Capricorn)

We can also continue on past the opposition to generate another five sets of dipthongs: Overlapped-inconjuncted, overlapped-trined, overlapped-squared, overlapped-sextiled, and overlapped-semisextiled. The overlapped-inconjuncted dipthongs’ vowels will be the reverse of the inconjuncted; the overlapped-trines dipthongs will be the reverse of the trines, and so forth. We could also postulate a final set of overlapped-conjoined dipthongs, which would be a doubling of the original single-vowel values for each sign.

These various diphthong combinations allow a given sign to terminate in any of the six vowels, to permit various grammatical declensions. The third-eye chakra’s I-ending is the nominative (subject) case; the throat chakra’s E-ending is the vocative; the heart chakra’s A-ending is the dative (indirect object); the navel chakra’s O-ending is the accusative (direct object); the sex chakra’s U-ending is the genitive (possessive), and the base chakra’s W-ending is the ablative and instrumental case.

Thus for Mars/Aries/Red Hunter’s ZO, “Animal life,” we have:

Third-eye chakra’s Nominative: ZUI or ZWI “Life” (as subject)

Throat chakra’s Vocative: ZOE or ZWE, “O, Life!”

Heart chakra’s Dative: ZUA or ZAA, “To Life or From Life”

Navel chakra’s Accusative: ZO or ZOO, “Life” (as direct object)

Sex chakra’s Genitive: ZAU or ZIU, “Of Life”

Base chakra’s Ablative or Instrumental: ZIW or ZEW, “With Life”

Nine sound-families:

We can also adapt the sound-families to the nine-chakra system’s three “transcendental” chakras by positing vowels for the Crown, aspirates (“H” sounds) for the Solar Plexus, and glottals (very far back in throat) for the Feet.

Resonate: The sun moves from an apparent standstill (symbolized by a consonant stop, “G”) near the shortest day at Winter Solstice (Aquarius) to wax ever more quickly (through an affricate — a stop plus a fricative — “CH” in Pisces) as it traverses Spring Equinox (frictionless fricatives “Z” in Aries and “TH” in Taurus), then slowing again (through an affricate “BV” or “VB” at Gemini) to an apparent standstill through Summer Solstice (consonant stops “P” in Cancer and and “B” in Leo), then waning (through affricate “PF” in Virgo) more quickly while traversing Fall Equinox (through fricatives “DH” in Libra and “S” in Scorpio), then waning more slowly (through an affricate “J” or “ZHD” in Sagittarius) until it again reaches an apparent standstill (consonant stop “K” in Capricorn) at Winter Solstice.

Danielou: Alain Danielou, The Gods of India (New York: Inner Traditions),
1985.