It doesn’t matter whether the modern vampire figure is ascribed to John Polidori (1819) or Bram Stoker (1897); both authors were in some way linked to secret societies, and secret society members are to some degree familar with higher knowledge. Stoker was introduced into high society by Henry Irving, and may have been a member of the Order of the Golden Dawn (but this remains unconfirmed). Exoteric myths are for the general public, esoteric truth is eliterian knowledge. Not all people are equally equipped to understand it. The vampire story itself boils down to astrology, so let’s look into it.
The first two letters of the word “vampire” begins with the two letters that make up the square and compass, a side detail that confirms that we are dealing with a Masonic or Saturnian figure. The origin of this symbol is Saturn’s hexagon. If the V is written in lowercase v, it looks like an r and we then get “ram-fire” (pyr/pir = fire), the Ram referring to Aries, the place where the Sun is exalted, and which rules the hours of 6.00-8.00 AM, the time when vampires must be back inside their coffins. Dracula is a direct reference to the sidereal Draco constellation (which used to be one of the decans of the ancient 48 constellations), which covers more than 200 degrees of the celestial plane, all the way from Sagittarius to Aries – precisely the roaming area of the astrological vampire.
The coffin is the vampire’s home and a coffin, along with the tomb or mausoleum, are ancient symbols for Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn. The coffin symbolizes the human body because the soul is taken down to Earth to it’s symbolic “grave”, it is entombed in the human body, the womb leads to the tomb (Greek sema/soma). Thus, the vampire’s home is Capricorn, the place of the goat. This explains the legends about a chupacabra, which in Spanish literally means, a “sucking goat”. Therefore the vampires rise at 0.00 AM, midnight, the time when Saturn takes rulership of nature.
The vampire can transform itself into a bat because bats live in caves, and one of the symbolic names of Capricorn is “the cave, the tomb, the grotto, the mausoleum”. It is the same allegorical cave in which allegorical Mohammad received the Q’uran, the same fairy tale cave that Ali Baba tries to open, the same allegorical cave that Plato used for his famous cave analogy. Prominent Masonic lodges look like tombs, and this is because Masonry is the Capricornian branch of the Abrahamic quartet. Neoplatonist literature some 2,000 years ago already mentioned the bat as an animal that carries the soul down to the shadows. Of course, this is not meant to be literal as it is just astro-poetry. Nature offers the perfect mythological prototypes, the zodiac is the animal wheel, and this animal wheel corresponds 1:1 to the human psyche. The bat-cave is one of many Capricorn symbols, and another modern Saturnian figure living in this cave is Hollywood’s Batman.
The vampire finds his death (which is his spiritual release) at sunrise, 6.00 AM, because Aries is ruled by Mars, and Mars as the red planet represents iron. Iron in nature means death (and transformation). It is here in the 1st degree of Aries that the “Old Sun” is taken to its funeral and the “New Sun” is taking up its ministry (monthly work). In the soul cycle, this is the place where the physical human body dies, the body is reduced to ash (burnt by the exalted Sun), and the undead vampire is liberated. He has been sucking blood because the Sun gave its solar rays as food to him, it can also be poetically said that the soul is feeding off the human body. The vampire hates garlic because garlic poisons the blood. It is important to realize that blood is the soul carrier, the sea water equivalent of primordial creation. A vampire can be killed with a silver bullet as the Moon represents silver and by ruling Cancer is naturally in opposition to Capricorn, which means that the Moon is in her detriment in the bat-cave. A vampire can also be decapitated because decapitation is an analogy for a sign rising above the horizon.
To sum it up, the vampire symbolizes the human psyche. To be more precise, he represents the shade or the dark doppelgänger, the vital spirit or psyche, which is your higher self, the real you, the you that is entrapped in physical life and trying to get back home. You are the undead, living in a coffin and feeding off blood.
The werewolf is a prominent mythological figure from Eastern Europe and not ascribed to a particular author. The werewolf belief is a typical example of decaying myth, a story that originally evolved from the celestial zodiac or the sidereal constellations, but has lost its origin, and the myth has moved too far out of sight.
The same wolf from the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale
Old English wer = man. Here we are essentially daling with a man-wolf, a shapeshifter, and so the main theme here is transformation. Lupus the wolf is basically the last of 10 degrees of Libra, the Gemini decan of Libra. Gemini is the two-faced sign, and the werewolf is a mythical character with two faces – one of them turning evil. Lupus is the victim, the celestial or symbolic victim. The soul has fallen to Earth and is now transformed into a human animal (or animalistic/primal man) while the Sun becomes the victim of the viscious Scorpion.
Transformation is again triggered by the iron-ruled Mars, this time in the area of the Mega-therion, the great beast, which symbolically is Scorpio. Scorpio is all about transformation and it is here where the astral spark gets converted into a divine spark, that falls from heaven (Sagittarius) and is then entombed in the human body (Capricorn/Saturn = matter). Scorpio literally symbolizes transformation into an animal, and this is precisely what the man-wolf does in his lycantrophy. He symbolizes the celestial victim eaten on the altar. His Jesus at his last supper.
The werewolf can also be killed with a silver bullet, because the Moon (silver) falls in Scorpio. This is also why the werewolf howls at the Moon and why wolves are associated with Libra/Scorpio, and why Lupus generally becomes the victim in the first place. The wolf is the perfect natural prototype.