Alice Ann Bailey, often called AAB, was a woman ahead of her time. Born June 16, 1880 as Alice LaTrobe-Bateman in Manchester, England at what we have reckoned to be 9:50 pm. She first married fellow Christian evangelist British Walter Evans but this union ended in divorce as Bailey’s occult philosophy developed.
Later, after relocating to New York, she married American Foster Bailey and had 3 children. Prescient, she coined the world “New Age” and her book on the “Law of Attraction” had Charles W Leadbeater, founder of the Catholic Liberal Church wild in agreement. James Allen’s New Thought classic, As a Man Thinketh, owes much to this latter work.
Bailey wrote over 30 books, and founded the Lucis Trust in NYC in 1921 to promote her ideology. She added the Arcane School in 1923, World Goodwill in 1932 and Triangles in 1937. The latter groups purpose was to bring people together in groups of three to meditate daily. The purpose was that by creating a triangle, their meditation would emanate outward and raise the general level of spiritual awareness. One of her prediction was that a new messiah, the Master Maitreya, whom she wrote was the teacher and ultimate godhead of Jesus Christ, would appear in the last quarter of the 20th century. No one is sure though if that meant that the Master was born or known.
Bailey full of abundance
AAB is rectified to 16 Capricorn “boys and girls in gymnasium suits.” This shows how her life was a never ending adjustment of ideals and motives so she may tap into the potentials of human experience. The symbol’s keyword is “Animation” and near asteroid Photographica, an aspect that shows up in photographed people’s chart than those who photograph.
Her Part of Fortune is conjunct her Moon in Libra in the 8th showing her drive towards exploring the many facets of mind-body connection. Despite being a bowl she only 1 conjunction in her chart, an aspect she shares with French feminist-author George Sand. Marc Jones wrote that this lack is a greater tilt towards personal responsibility in daily life and lessening of ties towards society. (The Essentials)
Her Sun at 26 Gemini is directly opposite the Galactic Center at 25.11 Sagittarius highlighting her strong drive to prove not only her beliefs but herself and thereby re-creates her personality. Asteroid Urania is conjunct Saturn in the third, so it is no wonder that she wrote “Esoteric Astrology”, discussing her theory of the 7 rays that students can tap into for a fuller understanding of the universe. On the other side of Saturn in the 3rd house at 26.32 is Psyche at 10.18 who is also close to Neptune at 13.31 and from that stellium out came “Esoteric Healing” and the call for holistic medicine. As Cupido-A is near Pluto in the 4th , and conjunct via translation of light to Aesculapia at 28.55 Taurus, this search for great health could be an outgrowth of her own fear of sickness and old age.
Like General Adams asteroid Sappho (Leo 06.16), named for the Greek poetess whose poetry had a personal appeal, is near Mars (09.04 Leo) but neither it is partile nor in the 12th house. Still, the asteroid is about how we make friends because of our personal charisma, and in the 6th shows her friends with Lucis co-workers.
Mrs. Bailey died December 15, 1949 in New York City leaving her autobiography at 400 pages, unfinished.
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