By "ladder" and "rungs" (above), the authors mean the rulers of the signs of the zodiac. This is a brief book on rulerships.
The book starts with an extended essay on the three modern rulers, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The authors hold that instead of Uranus ruling just one sign, Aquarius, that it is the sub-ruler of both of Saturn's signs, Aquarius as well as Capricorn.
The same argument is made for Neptune. That it rules Sagittarius as well as Pisces. They note that as of the date of this book (1974), Neptune was in Sagittarius.
And that Pluto rules both Scorpio and Aries. There are also notes about the signs of exaltation of these three. Uranus is exalted in Scorpio, Neptune is exalted in Cancer, and Pluto is exalted in Leo. This essay takes up pages 5 - 20.
The remaining pages give a brief overview of the traditional rulerships. The first rung is Sun and Moon, Leo and Cancer. The second is Mercury, with Gemini and Virgo. The third is Venus, with Taurus and Libra. The fourth is Mars, with Aries and Scorpio. The fifth is Jupiter, with Sagittarius and Pisces, and the sixth and last is Saturn, with Capricorn and Aquarius.
At the time of writing, Pluto in Scorpio was still ten years off. Here is Sakoian and Acker's preview:
In 1984 Pluto enters Scorpio and is in its own sign until the year two thousand [sic]. During that time the whole human race will be confronted with Pluto's harsh lesson of regenerate or die; there will be no escaping it. Time is running out for humanity. Fundamental changes must and will take place. Pluto as ruler of Scorpio has juridiction over the use and distribution of collective resources. During Pluto's transit of Scorpio, humanity will be forced to learn the lessons of nonattachment to privileged, private ownership that does not respect the well-being of the rest of humanity. (pg. 19)
I don't miss the 1980's, but, gosh, don't you miss the '90's? And don't you wish we could stop writing such blunders? I sure do.
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CSA Printing and Bindery, 27 pages.