arter Exercise

Once you have assembled the model we suggest a preliminary exercise to familiarise yourself with the geography of Cosmokrator. We will use the Chinese Ying-Yang symbol to represent polarity or 'opposition'.

  • First take your assembled model in your hands. Place one forefinger on the top, polar centre on the black triangle, and your other forefinger on the bottom, silver Sirius triangle.
  • With your thumb, revolve the model between your two fingers. This simulates the spinning of the sky round the polar axis as experienced from planet earth - marked on your model in the black triangle by a cross inside a circle .
  • If you use your imagination, you can see how the Black White opposition between your forefingers can symbolise such realities as Night Day; Winter Summer; Female Male; Sky Earth; Death Life and so on – the really ultimate oppositions.

With beginners in mind, we concentrate on asking you to look at all of Cosmokrator in terms of key oppositions (in other words, using Spanner/Veil 1) as the first way in which you can understand and use the model (more complex combinations are explored later - see under Forthcoming Books). (Use the colour chart in Cosmokrator’s Colours and the zodiac diagram in Astronomy and Astrology in Cosmokrator to check these out.)

Oppositions can at the same time be Complements, because two extremes can complete each other perfectly – but they can also be totally hostile! A slight shift, and a friend becomes an enemy! Using oppositions to interpret life is using Spanner 1. Spotting this opposition at work within existence is pulling aside Veil 1.

In terms of our existence on the earthly plane, we contend with these oppositions all the time, and have to find ways to reconcile the tension of their pull in opposite directions. Sometimes it is exciting – at other times it causes unhappiness!

On your model you are looking at a symbolic representation of the signs of the zodiac and their ruling planets in terms of colour fields revolving round the Polar Axis. Remember, this is not meant to be a star map (also available in the shops), but a symbolic representation of the main sky zones surrounding Earth in terms of contrasts similar to that of the Polar Axis to Earth. Now we can look more closely at the other facets of Cosmokrator Having seen the Polar Axis dimension of life (Heaven and Earth), the next simple step to take in understanding Cosmokrator is to move into the world of colour, look at their effects, and their symbolism (see also under Cosmokrator’s Structure and Colours).

The Six Pairs of Colour Opposites

The colour spectrum of the rainbow is white light split through a prism into the separate hues of the colour waveband. They can be arranged in a circle as pairs of complementary colours, which is how they are arranged on Cosmokrator (this is explored further with coloured diagrams in Book 0: Introduction and later books in the series).

Hold the model in your hand and notice how pairs of triangles and squares form opposing combinations of colour, in the same way Black and White stand on opposite sides of the model. These colours tellingly convey the power and nature of the planets and zodiac signs whose symbols are drawn on them. In order not to clutter up the model with the written names of the signs and planets, which would distract from the pure colours, we have given you the key to their symbols in the diagram given under The Astronomy and Astrology of Cosmokrator. But at this stage we are simply looking at the pairs of complementary colours alone. This makes it harder for you because you have to actively engage to find out this information but it helps you remember what the symbols stand for, and which colours go with them.

Using Cosmokrator for the First Time

Now start with one other person and have a first go at trying out Cosmokrator. From their date of birth, identify their Sun Sign (any newspaper’s Stars column will give the dates if you don’t have one of Linda Goodman’s books to hand). When you know that, look for its symbol on Cosmokrator (a table of the symbols is given under The Astronomy and Astrology of Cosmokrator), and note how it is written over their Sun Sign colour. Look immediately below it to its opposite, and that will be the sign and colour of the person, activity or object who/which will best complement - or oppose - them! See the two colours against each other and intuitively sense how to balance that person’s Sun sign colour radiance! Conversely, knowing your own Sun sign, look for your colour on the model and then go to the opposite colour. This will be the colour and sign of the person most complementary to you, and therefore the most exciting - but dynamite to handle! You can then widen your sphere of activity and do the same within a wider circle of people. You will then know who are your complements in Sun Sign and colour terms, and whether your lover or marriage partner literally is ‘your other half’! You can now reach out further and go through the same procedure for a wider circle of people. You will then start to be able to categorise people around you under their Sun Sign/favourite colour types. It’s as simple as that!

How you get on with people whose Sun Signs are not exactly opposite to yours we have to leave out of the picture for the time being, because our exercise for beginners is to understand opposite extremes (though we do give a quick idea of Kepler’s angles for non-opposition relationships on the last page of The Astronomy and Astrology of Cosmokrator to whet your appetite for the fuller books that you will be able to download). At this stage it is enough from our model to just consider the Sun Sign colours for any two people on the Cosmokrator and gauge for yourself by rule of thumb whether the colours seem to go together or not. Your intuitive assessment can be deepened by turning to the best-selling books that analyse compatibility in depth in every possible combination, such as Linda Goodman’s Love Signs – as we do not plan to repeat the excellent astrology books that already exist.

Now you are ready to move to the next sections on this website under Use in Daily Life that give you an idea of how to apply to other aspects of your life this first exercise in oppositions and complements in a lot more detail - either symbolically or in very down-to-earth terms – whether in experiencing the passing of Time, judging people or making colour decisions for your wardrobe and daily surroundings!