It should be noted here, however, that all the energies – zodiacal, systemic, and planetary – have a definite effect upon all the lives in all forms in all kingdoms of nature. Nothing can escape these radiatory and magnetic influences. The goal of evolution for humanity is to become consciously and livingly aware of the nature of these energies and begin to know them and to use them. This is the field of occultism as the Hierarchy has always told men. It might be stated that the disciple has to become consciously aware of the planetary influences and begin to use them for the carrying out of soul purpose. The initiate has to be aware of the zodiacal influences which emanate from outside of the solar system altogether. These can be recognized as:
a. A vibration, registered in one or other of the seven centers.
b. A revelation of a particular type of light, conveying a specific color to the initiate.
c. A peculiar note.
d. A directional sound. …
Disciples and initiates can begin consciously to respond to all the above influences, handling them constructively, plus those potent yet infinitely subtle forces which pour into our solar system from the three major constellations – the Great Bear, the Pleiades, and Sirius. In the early stages, the response is in the subtler bodies and the brain fails to register them, but after the third initiation, there is a recognition of them upon the physical plane.
Alice Bailey and D.K., Esoteric Astrology