A Guide To Healing
Augusta Foss Heindel
DIAGNOSIS FROM HOROSCOPES
Birth Chart No. 1
Female, born January 27, 1865, 5:15 P.M.
Instead of using this horoscope for
the diagnosis of disease, we will use it to illustrate the art of directing, and
judging the crisis and the duration of the disease.
We find the fixed sign of Leo on the
Ascendant, with the cardinal signs of Aries and Libra on the 10th and 4th cusps
respectively; the fixed signs of Taurus and Scorpio intercepted. In this
horoscope we have two rulers; the ruler of the Ascendant, the sun, which is in
the sign of its fall in Aquarius and near the cusp of the 7th house; and the
dynamic Mars, which is the ruler of the 10th house, placed on the cusp of the
11th house in a critical degree of the sign of Gemini. Mars is sextile to
Neptune in the 9th house and trine to the sun in the 6th house. Therefore we may
look to the sun and Mars as having the greatest influence on the life of this
Now let us find the afflictions which were
responsible for the sickness which overtook her. We find Jupiter, which has rule
over the arterial blood, in its own sign of Sagittarius in the 5th house, square
to Venus which rules the venous circulation, and which is exalted in the watery
sign of Pisces in the 8th house. Jupiter is in opposition to Uranus in the sign
of Gemini and the 11th house. Venus is also square to Uranus. Now what do these
afflictions from the common signs indicate? We have had similar indications in
the horoscopes of those who were afflicted with tuberculosis of the lungs. Venus
and Jupiter both so strong by sign and afflicted by Uranus, this last named
planet being in Gemini, which has rule over the lungs, would naturally interfere
with oxygenation, also giving a tendency to coughs and colds.
On January 21, 1909, this woman contracted a
heavy cold which culminated in double pneumonia. The adjusted calculation date
(calculated as taught on page 470, The
Message of the Stars) is August 16, 1864.
We will now progress the planets from August
16, 1908, which corresponds to their places in the ephemeris on March 12, 1865.
By adding the distance which the principal planets move in 5 months, we find
that in January 1909 the progressed sun was in 22-22 of Pisces; the moon was in
27- 28 of Virgo; Mars was in 21 degrees of Gemini; Jupiter in 27-19 of
Sagittarius; Venus in 7-50 of Taurus; Mercury in 17-16 of Pisces.
Now to judge the kind of sickness we must see
what aspects were made between the progressed and radical planets bearing on the
organic weakness of the lungs and poor circulation of the blood as shown in the
radix. We first look for the afflictions of the planets in common signs, and
find that the sun had progressed to the conjunction of the radical Venus in
Pisces, which made a square to the radical Jupiter. Mars had progressed to the
opposition of the radical Jupiter, and was square to the progressed sun. We also
find that the progressed moon was square to the radical Uranus in the sign of
Gemini, indicating the lungs.
The above aspects of the progressed planets
to the radical were a very severe affliction and especially since they were from
the common signs.
There are three points to be taken into
consideration in reading a horoscope; the radical chart is as the fact of the
clock; the progressed planets are the hour hand; and the daily transits and the
daily transits and the new and full moons may be compared to the minute hand
which tells the exact time. The progressed aspects alone will not act; there
must be an exciting factor. The transits act as the match that lights the fuse,
and the transiting moon with its aspects and its lunations is the time marker.
On January 21, 1909, we find that the moon
was in conjunction with the sun, and this was a new moon in the sign of Aquarius
in square aspect to the radical Saturn, which is in the fourth house in Scorpio.
This lunation marked the day when the woman first contracted the cold which
culminated in pneumonia. Saturn at birth is square to the radical sun, and the
lunation naturally strengthened this affliction. This of itself would not have
affected the lungs, but we find the progressed sun in conjunction with the
radical Venus in the 8th house and in the watery sign of Pisces. Venus is the
most adversely situated planet in the horoscope; it is in its exaltation in
Pisces, but is afflicted by a square of Jupiter and Uranus at birth. The radical
Jupiter is receiving assistance from the sextile of the moon, and Uranus has a
trine from Saturn, which will ameliorate the evil of these two planets, but
Venus is afflicted from both sides and without a single good aspect to offset
the evil. We also find that Venus had progressed to 7-50 of Taurus in the tenth
house and had reached a square of the radical sun. The double affliction of the
sun, the effect of which is of a hot and inflammatory nature, was in this case
responsible for the inflammation which took place in the capillaries of the
But the question may be asked, Why should
this inflammation take place in the lungs? Why not in the throat or the feet
where the afflicting planets are found? Mars, which is another hot and
inflammatory planet had progressed to 21-00 degrees of Gemini and was then
squaring the radical Venus and progressed sun. Mars, therefore, was the focusing
point of the disease.
We have previously stated that the moon is
the time marker of a disease and also marks the crisis. We therefore go to the
beginning when the cold was contracted and watch when the moon came to a square
to the place of the lunation, which was at midnight of Jan. 27, 1909, seven days
later. Medical science counts its critical days by 7, 14, and 21. The moon has
particular influence over man, and marks the time when recovery is apt to take
Let us follow the transiting moon on her
journey and see her influence. On the 25th she reached the conjunction of the
radical Venus and progressed sun, also the opposition to the progressed moon,
which was in 27-28 of Virgo. This did not bring any great change, but on the
night of the 27th and the early morning of the 28th when the transiting moon
reached the square of the preceding lunation, a conjunction with the Midheaven,
the Dragon's Tail, and the progressed Venus, also an opposition to the radical
Saturn, death was very close. At 1 A.M. of the 28th the woman passed out of the
body. She was able to see herself lying on the bed, and was fully conscious that
death was near when the cries of the nurse who shook her brought her back to
The length of an illness may be known by the
signs in which the planets which caused the illness are found. If in fixed
signs, the recovery is slow; in cardinal signs, the illness is very severe but
quickly over. In all cases it is well to look to the radical aspects of Mars and
the sun. If these planets are well situated and aspected as in the case of this
woman, (Mars trine to the sun) and if fixed signs are on the angles it is an
indication that the patient will win out, where many under similar afflictions
would go to the grave.
Female, born June 1, 1884, 11: 45 A.M.
"It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul."
Well may Henley say that man is the
captain of his soul. When we look at this horoscope, we read the message in the
planets that this soul had prepared a wide gate for itself and that the Path
should be smooth and full of sunshine, for we find twenty-four good and but
eight evil aspects. This from an astrologer's point of view should bring good
health and happiness.
We find the common and earthy sign of Virgo
on the Ascendant, with the moon and Uranus in conjunction in the first house,
forming a sextile with Venus and a trine with Mercury, which latter is the ruler
of the Ascendant and Midheaven; also a trine to the higher octave of Mercury,
the mystical Neptune. This will give a degree of intellectuality. This woman
should be attracted to the study of dietetics and interested in humanitarian
work, for the humanitarian and advanced Uranus, which is so prominent in the
Birth Chart No. 1A
house and in conjunction with the moon, is
ruler of the sixth house which governs the common people, the laboring classes.
The common and earthy sign of Virgo gives a
tendency to drift along the path of least resistance. The people under this sign
are not keen to battle with the tide but prefer to drift and are prone to become
victims of their physical ailments. In the case of this woman we find Mars, the
planet of dynamic energy, posited in Leo in the 12th house, that of self-
undoing. When Mars is in the fixed and fiery sign of Leo, its influence for good
or evil is much greater than elsewhere. We find in this case that Mars is the
chief afflicter, being square and parallel to the life ruler, Mercury, and
square to its higher octave, Neptune. But why should this affliction be
considered important when there are so many good aspects to offset it? People
with Mars in Leo may be likened to a keg of powder: they are apt to go off at
any moment, especially when Mercury and its higher octave, Neptune, are square
to Mars and in the fixed sign of Taurus. These aspects give an ungovernable
temper and indicate one who would hold resentment.
We find Venus, the planet ruling the
appetite, the palate, and the pleasures of the table, in the 11th house,
friends, in the sign of Cancer, governing the stomach. Venus is sextile to
Mercury and Neptune, both of which are placed in the home of Venus, the sign
ruling the throat, Taurus. Venus is also sextile to the moon, the ruler of
Cancer, and to Uranus, the natural ruler of the 11th house. These aspects and
positions indicate that this woman was blessed (or shall we in this case term it
afflicted?) with many friends who invited her to many dinners, and she was ever
ready to respond, for with the moon and Uranus in conjunction in the first house
she was naturally of a restless nature and ready to go whenever an invitation
arrived. A sextile between Venus in Cancer and the moon gives desire for rich
pastries and sweets, consequently her stomach was much abused by excesses. Also
her nervous system was shattered by fits of anger. Thus the vagus or
pneumogastric nerve was weakened.
This cranial nerve, which has its origin in
the fourth ventricle, plays a prominent part in the functions of the physical
body. Its branches extend to the ear, throat, heart, lungs, and liver, and it
surrounds the esophagus, the tube through which the food passes after it leaves
the mouth, with a network of little nerves. Its branches also surround a large
part of the stomach. An excess of food which dilated and distended the stomach,
brought about by the impacts of the moon and Uranus on the Ascendant, and the
temper of Mars square Mercury undermined this poor woman's health so that she
became a chronic invalid.
The sun is in a common sign near the
Midheaven and afflicted by a conjunction with Saturn in the Mercurial sign of
Gemini. Mercury, the life ruler, has rule over the hearing. We naturally look to
the place occupied by the strongest planet for the affliction. This woman was
afflicted with deafness in both ears, for one branch of the vagus nerve rules
the auricle of the ear. She also suffered from a constant pain under her right
shoulder blade, indicating liver trouble, and she was abnormally nervous.
Here we may see how man may be his own
executioner as indicated in this horoscope. The ruler of the house of death, the
eighth house, is afflicted in the house of self-undoing, the twelfth. The only
remedy for a patient of this type is to eliminate all sweets and pastries, cut
down the supply of food to one-half, and learn to be still, to relax.
This woman was born on June 22,
1881, at noon. We find the Venusian sign of Libra on the Ascendant and the sun
on the cusp of the Midheaven. This is the most powerfully situated planet and
therefore the life ruler. The sun is sextile to Mars. In The
Message of the Stars, page 164,
we are told that a good aspect between these two fiery planets strengthens the
constitution and makes the person able to perform hard tasks and produces a
superabundance of vital energy. As the sun is accidentally dignified by being
placed in the 10th house and on the cusp of the Midheaven, the native should
have an abundance of will and energy to overcome almost any disease. This we
will touch upon later.
We find here a very strange combination of
planets, a blending of benefics and malefics, all clustered in the 8th house and
in the fixed sign of Taurus, ruling the region of the throat and neck.
We find Mars in Taurus, the sign of Venus
where he is in his detriment, in conjunction with Saturn; this strengthens the
malefic tendencies of
Birth Chart No. 1B
Mars. Some may question the conjunction of Mars 0-31 and
Saturn 9-13 as we have heretofore given six degrees as the orb of the minor
planets, but there are exceptions to this rule. Where we find a cluster of
planets placed in a sign in which their evil tendencies are strong, especially
when in a fixed and also a bestial sign, then the orbs of those planets are
greater, their influence is stronger. Now, with Saturn's evil enhanced by the
martial rays, Saturn will have a strong influence for evil when he is placed
within orb of a conjunction with the moon and Neptune.
We look for the physical trouble from the
above four planets. These placed in Taurus, the sign ruling the neck, also the
glands, nerves, and arteries within this region of the body which Saturn is
afflicting, indicate atrophy or obstruction. Saturn's influence on Neptune and
the moon would cause a contraction of the nerves. We find Jupiter and Venus also
in conjunction with the moon and Neptune and therefore indirectly influenced by
the orb of the afflicting Saturn. So we may conclude that this entire group of
six planets situated in the fixed sign of Taurus and in the 8th house is under
Jupiter rules the arterial blood, and Venus
the venous blood. Neptune and the moon on account of the conjunction with Saturn
may be termed malefic and will restrict the circulation in the carotid artery
and interfere with the various tubes that carry air and fluid to the ear, for
the moon also rules the white fluids or body oil. As a result of the restriction
of the various fluids, the semi-circular canals of the inner ear are lacking in
the liquid known as endolymph. This liquid acts upon the nerves that run to the
three canals as the acid acts upon the copper plates in an electric battery.
Where this endolymph is lacking, the equilibrium of the body is disturbed, and,
as in the case of this young woman, people so afflicted can not walk without
With the obstructed circulation of both
arterial and venous blood, she has also suffered with spasmodic torticollis, the
twisting of the cervical muscles. The square of Mercury to Mars would give this
The trouble developed in the fall of 1914
when the progressed moon had reached a conjunction with the radical Mercury, the
transiting Uranus was in 8 degrees of Aquarius making a square to Saturn, and
the transiting Saturn was in conjunction with the radical sun in the Midheaven.
These transits excited the affliction of the progressed moon, and naturally the
nervous system was disturbed.
It has been said in our astrological
diagnosis in the past that the conjunction of Saturn and Neptune in Scorpio or
Taurus may cause malformation of the generative organs, and in The
Message of the Stars a case was given proving this. The affliction of
planets often works in squares and oppositions. In this case all the planets are
in Taurus, which rules the larynx and throat and is the sign opposite to
Scorpio, ruling the generative organs. Here we find the cause of a disturbance
which to some extent helped to bring about the physical trouble. There was an
abnormal and unnatural sex desire which, not finding expression, excited the
flow of blood to the throat, and this being obstructed caused a disturbance.
Now regarding the sextile of the sun and
Mars and the trine of Uranus to the various afflicted planets in Taurus, were it
not for these good aspects this young lady would not have grown to womanhood,
for great trouble would have arisen during puberty. But the life-giving sun, so
powerfully situated in the Midheaven, sextile to Mars, and also within orb of a
sextile to Saturn, saved her much trouble during this period.
If she could come under the care of an
experienced osteopathic physician who understands proper manipulations, this
together with a careful diet would enable her to overcome her physical
Female, born December 30th, 1864, at 9:30
In this horoscope we
will continue with afflictions found in cardinal signs. While they may be in
different signs of the cardinal group, yet the effect is similar in all.
In this lesson we have the horoscope of a
woman with Virgo on the Ascendant and common signs on the angles. Two prominent
planets, Uranus and Mars, are in or near the 10th house. While they are
retrograde and not in conjunction, still they are parallel to each other and
parallel to the sun. Mars being in conjunction with the Midheaven, sextile to
Neptune, and trine to the moon, gives great enthusiasm. Whatever this woman
attempts to do is done under impulse and with great force. With Mars and Uranus
so prominent and the sun in Capricorn she feels that she must rule at any cost.
Should she be denied this privilege, she would become very resentful and
With Saturn in its sign of exaltation,
Libra, square to Mercury in the Saturnian sign of Capricorn, we meet the vicious
circle of the cardinal signs. The sun in Capricorn afflicted by a square of
Neptune, both in cardinal signs, together with the parallel of the nervous and
excitable Uranus to the hot and inflammable Mars has caused a succession of
abscesses in the frontal bone, resulting in partial deafness in both ears. Here
we find the previously mentioned circle culminating in the ears. The writer has
found numerous cases of partial deafness resulting from an afflicted Mercury in
Birth Chart No. 1C
Capricorn, conjunction, square, or opposition Saturn
especially when Saturn was in a cardinal sign.
It is not necessary, however, that these
afflicted planets should cause deafness. The planets impel, they excite. But
wisdom is ever a friend which saves; man has but to learn to know himself. If he
would be as zealous in understanding the functions of his own physical body as
he is those of his radio or automobile, then when planetary afflictions became
known to him and the symptoms appeared in the physical body, he would at once
set to work to conquer them just as he would go about repairing the mechanism of
his machine, oiling it, and cleaning it. For instance, if congestion were felt
in the neck or ears, there would most likely be some discomfort experienced
before any damage was done. Then a slight manipulation should be made about the
ears and the frontal bone, up and down the jugular vein, the back of the neck,
and wherever the fingers can find sore spots on and about the cranium.
Frequently a towel wrung out of hot water will relax the restricted nerve
centers in head and neck and regulate the blood flow to and from the brain. This
will keep the congestion down, and all serious trouble may be avoided.
Male, born March 21, 1847, between 1:00 and
We usually judge the appearance of
the native by the ruler of the Ascendant and the planets on or near the
Ascendant, also by the positions of the sun and moon and their aspects. In this
case we find there are two rulers, Capricorn being intercepted in the 1st house.
One of the rulers, the planet Jupiter, is in its detriment in the sign of
Gemini, making a square aspect to the co-ruler Saturn, showing that these two
planets are very active in affecting the personal appearance and also the
personality. Saturn has a tendency to darken the eyes and hair and to make the
body and the features small. This man has the physical appearance of a
Capricornian, is thin-featured and small of body, and very nervous and restless.
It is always necessary to study the temperament of the patient in order to know
how to deal with him, as it often gives a clue to the cause of disease and also
helps to guide us in giving advice.
We find that the man, Uranus, Mercury, and
Venus are all in the martial and energetic sign of Aries, with the sun making a
sextile to Jupiter and Mars. The last named planet is intercepted in the 1st
house in the
Birth Chart No. 2A
saturnine sign of Capricorn and is making a
square to Venus and a trine to the moon. Mars thus placed in the first house
gives a very materialistic state of mind. This man would sacrifice his health in
the pursuance of success in worldly matters. He craves riches, and worries and
becomes very restless when material matters do not prospect. This would in time,
if continued, undermine his health and cause him to suffer from nervous disease.
Neptune in the sign of Aquarius in square
aspect to the moon in the worrisome and pessimistic sign of Taurus in the 5th
house, the house of investments, indicates that he expends much energy in
speculation. It is plainly indicated that he has a tendency to become entangled
with large corporations. He wrote to Headquarters several times endeavoring to
get us to advise him regarding his speculations, but was told repeatedly that
this was against our teachings. During the war he invested his all in a large
corporation which was building a submarine boat in which it hoped to interest
the government; but the corporation did not succeed in this, and in consequence
he lost heavily. We find that Saturn in the 2nd house in the watery sign of
Pisces, square to Jupiter in Gemini; also the watery planet Neptune is in the
last degree of Aquarius in the 2nd house, square to the watery moon in the 5th
house and the second sign, Taurus, all indicating speculation and loss.
Worry over financial loss aggravated the eye
trouble from which he had suffered for a number of years. He has been an
incessant reader and has put a heavy strain on his eyes. The mental disturbance
over his financial loss weakened the nervous system, causing him to lose the
sight of one eye. We find the moon in 29 degrees of Taurus conjunction the
Pleiades and square to Neptune; Jupiter is in 10 degrees of Gemini in the 6th
house, that of sickness, in opposition to the fixed star Antares, which is
situated in 8 degrees of Sagittarius; also Jupiter is making a square to the
obstructing Saturn, all indicating eye trouble.
We find Mars square to Venus and trine to
the moon in Taurus. This man has in the past been fond of the "flesh pots
of Egypt," and has gone to excess in drink and good things to eat. The
result is constipation and internal hemorrhoids. We note that with Jupiter
square to Saturn he has also suffered from obstructed arterial circulation. Due
to the amount of food consumed in the past the poor body has been unable to bear
the strain. At present he is fearing the loss of the second eye, which if he is
not more careful in his diet and mode of living may be the case.
This man would be a very hard patient to
heal, as Mars in Capricorn near the Ascendant is a most stubborn influence; he
will not take advice from anyone. It would take great persuasion and diplomacy
to get him to follow the advice of the healer.
The Rosicrucian method of healing
is not only one of faith, but it is faith joined with common sense. We recognize
disease, we acknowledge that it is caused by breaking the laws of nature.
Sometimes there is lack of will. The horoscopes that we will herewith diagnose
will show how one can overcome where another will succumb to almost the same
Female, born December 1, 1862.
Application for healing was made by this
woman during the winter of 1918, to assist her during an operation for the
removal of cataracts on both eyes. She had been under the care of the doctor for
a number of months. He concluded that the cataracts had reached a stage where
they could be removed with safety, but the woman felt that she desired the
assistance of our Invisible Helpers during this trying period. She had
previously heard of the wonderful success of our healers from friends who had
There were a number of good aspects in the
horoscope, which always make for safety, especially Mars trine the sun, which
gives great recuperative power. In looking for the afflictions we find Mercury
opposition to the Pleiades in Taurus, and the sun and Venus conjoined to
Antares. The Pleiades and Antares are fixed stars which have direct influence
over the eyesight; especially is this true when they are afflicting the sun and
Birth Chart No. 2B
Much of this woman's trouble is due to the
afflictions which we find in the cardinal signs, Aries and Libra, the latter of
which has rule over the kidneys. Jupiter is conjoined to the restricting Saturn
which is strong in Libra, its sign of exaltation, and these two planets, namely,
Jupiter and Saturn, are in opposition to Neptune in Aries, while Mars is also
strong in Aries, being conjoined the moon. These are danger signals, showing
that through wrong living (moon conjoined Mars stimulates the appetite) she has
undermined her health by wrong choice of foods and by eating to excess. These
practices have filled the kidneys with poisons, and when the kidneys suffer the
eyes go wrong, for the eyesight is frequently impaired through the kidneys.
However, cataracts are usually due to an excess of sweets, creams, and very rich
foods, and the afflictions in Libra are prone to send these impurities to the
eyes. But since Mars is in good aspect to the sun and Venus, and the sun and
Venus are in conjunction, this woman has overcome the obstacles and been cured,
passing successfully through the operation for removal of cataracts.
Female, born April 9, 1851.
The chart for this case is the same as 11B,
page 279. We here give the outcome of this case
in 1919, and earlier stage of which in 1915 is described in No. 11B.
This is the case of a woman afflicted
similarly to the one in No. 2B, but the reverse condition is found as regards
the aspects of the planets. Nothing but adverse aspects exist with the exception
of one, Mars trine to the moon. We find the sun, the life giver, in the sign
Aries, restricted by a conjunction of Saturn and in opposition to Jupiter,
ruling the arterial blood, placed in the sign Libra, ruling the kidneys. These
three planets are also square to the moon in Cancer, the stomach. Here we find
the kidneys (the janitor), the stomach, (the cook), and the head of the home,
Aries, all afflicted, careless, and not doing their work. How can a home be kept
clean and fit to live in if all the workers are on a strike? The dust will
accumulate, an naturally the tenant will be very uncomfortable. We find the
stove full of ashes; it will not burn, and the smoke is escaping through the
doors and windows instead of through the chimney.
In this horoscope we find the same
indications as in No. 2B. The kidneys have not been eliminating properly, and an
abundance of food has been consumed which has not been properly digested.
Naturally the body has become overcharged with poisons, which must find an
outlet. We again find that the weakest place is the head and eyes. When this
woman called upon us she had been operated on by a doctor who claimed that it
was necessary to remove both eyeballs as they had become diseased. The operation
had already been performed upon one of them, which affected the sight of the
other. The result was that our healing was not successful. We were able,
however, to help the patient greatly in the matter of her stomach trouble, it
having seemed almost impossible for her to digest her food. But in her horoscope
we find little encouragement. Mars evidently did not give the assistance
necessary. Mercury, the sun and moon are all afflicted. The native had not the
strength of will or mentality to assist nature in a cure of her blindness as we
find Mercury square the moon and conjunction Saturn.
In order to help such patients it is
necessary first to remove the cause of the disease. We must advise them to live
so that the kidneys will be purified. An entire change of diet is necessary;
tea, coffee, meat, and all starchy foods must be eliminated. Nine patients out
of ten will respond to healing very quickly as soon as you give them a sane and
rational diet. Teach them how to live, and the work of the Invisible Helpers
will be greatly reinforced.
Female, born June 13, 1873, 11:55 P.M.
First we judge the mind, by the
aspects and position of Mercury and the moon. We find that Mercury is in
conjunction with the sun, but not so close as to be combust; therefore he is in
a very good position. We also see that he is sextile to Jupiter and Neptune and
trine to Mars. This gives the mind considerable energy and brightness and
creates an optimistic nature. On the other hand we find the moon in conjunction
with the planet of obstruction, Saturn, and square to Venus, which is a
testimony in the opposite direction. Saturn is square to Neptune and Uranus is
square to Mars. Thus all four malefics are afflicting one another, and there can
never be any great cheerfulness where this is the case unless the person can
learn through philosophy or religion to seek a peace that is above earthly
understanding. At the same time it must be understood that all the good aspects
in the present case will help to give the native occasional periods of optimism
and joy, which will break the periods of gloom and despondency.
We find that there are common signs on the
angles, which is a testimony of a flexible character, difficult to rouse from
sickness or trouble into which the native may fall. The moon in conjunction with
Saturn in Aquarius, the sign which governs the ankles and lower parts of the
limbs, is evidence of a poor circulation; and Uranus in Leo, the sign of the
heart, in opposition to the moon and Saturn shows that there is a fluttering of
Birth Chart No. 2C
organ. This condition is much aggravated by
the aforementioned square of the four malefics.
Saturn rules the pneumogastric nerve; if you
count four degrees forward from the position of Neptune to make the exact square
with Saturn, you will find that the point thus reached falls in Taurus, which
governs the lower part of the head and the neck. This shows that there is
pressure upon the pneumogastric nerve where it leaves the head. If this could be
relieved by an osteopathic treatment, much good could be done for this person.
On the other hand, the square of Saturn to Mars in the last degrees of Libra
(which works also upon the first degrees of Scorpio), shows that there is
trouble with the elimination of the urine, a restriction of account of scalding
urine and bleeding piles, for Mars afflicted always causes heat and eruption.
But the worst affliction in this person's
life arises from the fact that Uranus is in the nebulous spot of the zodiac
called the Ascelli, which is centered in Leo 6. Uranus being there an in
opposition to Saturn and the moon causes blindness, which sad to say cannot be
cured by any physical means, for the afflictions which come from the fixed signs
usually indicate a destiny which we have made for ourselves in past lives and
which is now "ripe." All that we can do for this person is to endeavor
to make her as cheerful as possible under that affliction.
With respect to the poor circulation and the
faulty elimination of waste products a great deal can be done by osteopathic
treatments and the proper kind of food. She should avoid all condiments and
stimulating foods which heat the urine, and she should be taught to walk for
exercise so as to strengthen the circulation in the body.
There are many people who have been
afflicted with blindness yet who have made their mark in the world. "What
man has done, man can do." By constantly stimulating her to effort she
may be roused from the lethargy indicated by the common signs on the angles so
that she will cease to feel her condition as she does at the present time.
Male, born February 11, 1918, 3:45 A.M.
If the poor child whose horoscope
we are about to diagnose had lived, he might well have said, "I could have
been the master of my fate, but instead I have become a slave." Freedom of
will depends upon the limitations which the soul has placed for itself in its
former lives. It may have placed obstacles in its way by wrong use of knowledge
or by breaking the laws of nature in some way. Man was made in the likeness of
God and God gave him dominion over the lower kingdoms. Therefore he has no one
to interfere with his freedom of will; he is absolute master of his destiny.
Now, if this is so, why do we find so many
who are born with misshapen and deformed bodies or whose lives have been so
unfortunate? Sometimes through accidents as wee babes they are made to suffer
during the rest of their earth life. A cause set going in one life has its
effect in another embodiment. If it were not so, if the law of cause and effect
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established beyond a doubt, would not God, whom we know
is an all-loving Father, be very cruel and unjust? Could we love and worship
such a tyrant? But He has made man a little lower than the angels and has
offered him a crown of glory. This crown is not given for the asking, however;
man must earn it by a life of purity and unselfishness.
Now let us see what fate we may find in this
We find Sagittarius rising, with Venus,
moon, sun, and Uranus all in conjunction in the advanced sign of Aquarius,
intercepted in the 2nd house, sextile to the Ascendant. Also the Dragon's Head,
which is of a Jupiterian nature, is in conjunction with the Ascendant. This
would have given the little fellow a most beautiful and charming personality.
With Mars near the Midheaven, trine to Mercury, which is in the mental sign of
Aquarius, he was very bright mentally.
At eleven months of age he could stand
alone. On July 12, 1919, at the age of 17 months, he fell from a balcony, but no
serious symptoms developed. At that time we find the transiting moon and Mars
square to the radical Mars in the Midheaven; this is a very strong indication of
accident. On July 14th and 15th the boy began to get drowsy, and could not keep
food in his stomach, for on that day the transiting moon was in Aquarius, making
an opposition to Saturn and Neptune in the eighth house in Leo. On the morning
of the 16th he was taken with convulsions, the transiting moon having just
passed a conjunction with Venus, moon, sun, and Uranus. Uranus when afflicted
causes convulsions. At the third convulsion the child lost his eyesight, for the
transiting Mercury had reached an opposition to the planets in Aquarius,
(especially the lights, the sun and the moon), which brought on total blindness,
as indicated in the radical chart by Neptune in conjunction with fixed stars,
the Ascelli, and also in conjunction with Saturn. On the fifth day of his
illness he became unconscious, lost his hearing and the control of his tongue,
and the head was drawn back over the spine. A number of the most noted doctors
were consulted, but none could diagnose the case. They operated on the head and
spine, however, and the operations failed.
Now, from the astrological diagnosis what do
we find? Neptune rules the spinal canal, that channel of spiritual fire from
which all life emanates. Saturn, the planet of obstruction, the chastener, is
found in conjunction with this occult planet, which also has rule over the
pineal gland through which the spiritual faculties first become awakened. Abuse
of the spiritual powers in former lives brings about physical infirmities. From
birth this boy's spine was affected, the spinal fluid obstructed, and total
blindness unavoidable. It is a known fact to astrologers that a child born at
the new or the full of the moon, if not supported strongly by benefics, rarely
lives. This child was born when the sun and moon were in exact conjunction with
the benefic Venus, and Mars, the planet of energy, was elevated near the cusp of
the 10th house, trine to Jupiter and Mercury. These benefic aspects made it
possible for this babe to live for a short time. We have not the exact date of
the child's death. The last letter we received from the parents stated that he
was very low on November 6th, and was not expected to live. We find on November
14th, 1919, the transiting sun making a square to the cluster of planets in
Aquarius, and the transiting moon in conjunction with the afflicting planets in
Leo and making an opposition to the planets in Aquarius. It would be almost
impossible for the babe to pass these afflictions, and death, no doubt, occurred
at that time.
We will here give a lesson on the
effect of Saturn, the obstructer, when in the last decanate of Aquarius. The
writer has observed that many cases of eye trouble may be traced to Saturn when
he is posited between the 24th and the 30th degrees of Aquarius, and especially
does this affect the sight of the left eye.
Female, born August 19, 1905.
We will use a flat figure as the hour of
birth is missing. We find the sun in its own sign of Leo. Saturn is retrograde
in its own sign, Aquarius, and Mars is in Scorpio, the sign in which it is able
to exercise its full strength. These three powerful planets are all in fixed
signs and in opposition or square to one another. Here we find a debt of ripe
destiny facing this soul which it was impossible to avoid. At the age of twelve
this girl was almost entirely blind.
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Now let us see if we cannot read the message
of the stars and see why this dreadful affliction should come upon one so young.
What is the debt that she is called upon to pay? Neptune, the planet which rules
spiritual sight, is exalted in the watery sign of Cancer. This occult planet is
in opposition to Uranus, which is retrograde and in the saturnine sign of
Capricorn. Uranus stands for clairvoyance and the unseen. Capricorn is the
natural 10th house sign of authority, that of one who rules. The sun, Saturn,
and Mars, all at home and in fixed and dominant signs and Mars parallel to both
Neptune and Uranus indicate that this poor soul in a previous life, and in a
cruel and dominant manner while occupying a male body, used his occult powers to
enslave the opposite sex, thereby causing many tears to be shed. It is said,
"The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceeding small." The
Lords of Destiny have brought this Ego, who caused so many tears to flow in a
past life, into the weak body of this little girl, whose mother, fearing
childbirth, shed many tears while carrying her. The result was a tender,
sensitive body with impaired eye sight.
Female, born January 31, 1876, 8:00 P.M.
Here we have Saturn in the 26th degree of
Aquarius in conjunction with Mercury and in the 6th house, the house ruling
sickness. The moon is
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parallel to and in conjunction with Mars in the sign of
Aries. This indicates emotion and impulse. It shows one who does not reason but
jumps into things thoughtlessly and with fear. Especially is fear indicated when
in addition the sign of Virgo is rising. Sometimes in such cases the resulting
acts of impulse rebound upon the native, causing great suffering as in the case
of this woman. When she began to suffer with eye strain she permitted the
doctors to operate on her eyes on two different occasions. The first time they
removed the right eyeball, and the second time the operation destroyed the sight
of the left eye. From planetary indications, with the proper care and diet her
eyesight might have been saved, but unfortunately she did not hear of the
Invisible Helpers until too late.
We see that in the case of horoscope no.
2E, the native was in the hands of fate, and she had to pass through the greater
part of this life in darkness, while in the second figure fear and excessive
emotion precipitated total blindness.
Female, born July 27, 1856, at 9:00 A.M.
This woman has the feminine,
earthy, and common sign of Virgo on the Ascendant. We are taught in the Cosmo-Conception
that the Law of Consequence works in harmony with the planets, and that the
spirit is born into the physical world at that opportune time when these may
operate in harmony with each other. The birth of the Ego is so timed by the
Lords of Destiny that the horoscope, which is the clock of destiny, registers
the kind of debts which the Ego has incurred in its previous lives and the time
when these debts come to fruition, when the harvest from the seeds which have
been sown must be garnered.
However, the law of destiny is not a blind
law, for it may be modified to a certain degree in proportion to the strength of
the will of the Ego. When fixed or cardinal signs are on the angles and the
afflictions are from common signs, then the Ego is often able to modify the
effect of planetary afflictions; but when, as for instance in the horoscope
under consideration, we find a common sign on the Ascendant and the afflictions
come from fixed signs, then it is very probable that the forces involved in the
debt of destiny are too powerful for the Ego and the Law must take its course.
In this horoscope we find the sun strongly
placed in its own sign, Leo, which is a fixed sign, in conjunction with Venus,
square to the inflammatory Mars, and parallel to Uranus. The fiery planet, the
sun, is also in conjunction with the Ascelli, a fixed star which is in 5-41 of
Leo and has influence over the eyes. We find Uranus in 24-36 Taurus, a fixed
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conjunction with the Pleiades, a group of fixed stars
which are in 28-41 of Taurus, also having an afflicting influence upon the eyes.
We find the moon prominently situated near the Midheaven in 12-29 of Gemini and
in opposition to another fixed star, Antares, which is in 8 degrees and 27
minutes of Sagittarius.
Here we may read from the clock of destiny
that blindness was likely to be the fate of this woman. With the feminine,
earthy, and common sign of Virgo on the Ascendant and the afflictions from fixed
signs, what could be expected but that the will of this soul would not be strong
enough to overcome. Total blindness was the result.
But what did she do to precipitate this? We
find Saturn, the planet of obstruction, in the 10th house in the sign of its
fall, Cancer, and square to Jupiter. Saturn is most evil in this watery sign,
the sign of the stomach, where he can undermine health by denying the stomach
the fluids which are so necessary for digestion. In Cancer Saturn also perverts
the appetite. People with Saturn afflicted in Cancer have strange likes and
dislikes regarding food and are most stubborn about it. Even if they know that
too many chocolate creams and sodas and too much pie, cake, etc., will undermine
their health, they will have them. People with this affliction frequently suffer
from auto-intoxication. The poison which is then generated by the stomach is
mixed with the blood stream, and this very frequently precipitates blindness.
We find in this horoscope a well aspected
Mercury, which is sextile to Uranus and the Ascendant and trine to Neptune,
indicating that the native had a keen desire for knowledge, especially along
occult lines, and did not save her eyes, but very likely read with poor light
late at night, perhaps reading in bed, which is a most dangerous habit and which
has caused many to lose their eyesight. But every cloud has its silver lining,
and although this poor woman has been totally blind for some years, yet she has
developed the sixth sense. With Neptune sextile Uranus and trine Mercury, she
has a wonderful development of the spiritual faculties, making it possible for
her to leave her body at will and she claims to be able to travel to far-off
Had these afflicting planets and the
Ascendant been reversed, with a fixed sign rising and the afflictions from
common signs, even though Saturn had been in Cancer, the will would have been
strong enough to have saved at least a degree of this woman's eyesight.
"One ship sails east and another sails west
With the self-same winds that blow.
'Tis the set of the sail and not the gale
Which determines the way they go."
Female, born June 28th, 1868.
This horoscope is minus the hour
of birth, therefore we are using a plain figure with the planets copied from the
Ephemeris for noon, Greenwich Mean Time; but from all indications we believe
that this woman has the last part of Cancer on the Ascendant.
The sun is in conjunction with Uranus,
square to Jupiter, Uranus being square to Neptune, while Jupiter is in
conjunction with Neptune in Aries. If we take the rising sign to be Cancer, this
would bring the moon back so that it would be within orb of an opposition to
Jupiter and Neptune and square to Uranus. We have here a configuration of
planets which indicates that excesses and emotions have ruled this woman to a
very great extent, especially as we find the planet of desires, the hot tempered
Mars, in its fall in Taurus. Mars when in Taurus has a tendency to express his
evil side and is prone to cause excesses in food and also in temper. Now, with
Cancer, the sign ruling the stomach, on the Ascendant and with Uranus, the
planet of impulse, in conjunction with the sun and square to Jupiter and
Neptune, we have a woman who has very little self-control. Excesses of all kinds
have filled her body with toxic matter. The blood vessels have become clogged
and hardened. When a woman at the age of fifty- five who has had to work hard to
support herself and family gives away to anger, and when as a result the blood
bounds through the hardened arteries bringing an unusual rush of it to the head,
we may expect trouble. Let us see where this may be found:
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Mars is in conjunction with the group of
fixed stars, called the Pleiades, which have an evil effect upon the eyes. With
Mars in 27-55 of Taurus in conjunction with fixed stars of a Mars-moon nature,
with the progressed sun within orb of a square to Mars, and with the progressed
Saturn retrograded back to the opposition of Mars, there is a tendency for the
temper to be aggravated, bringing trouble upon parts of the body which Mars
affects,--in this case the eyes. Saturn has a hardening, ossifying, restricting
influence upon the part of the body corresponding to his position in the
horoscope. We find this planet in 0 degrees and 0 minutes of Sagittarius in
opposition to Mars radical. With these afflictions we may expect some trouble
with the eyes.
In the early part of July, 1923, this woman
developed what doctors called retinitis of the right eye, which is an
inflammation of the retina. This caused a rupture of one of the blood vessels
accompanied by severe pains in the neck and shoulders.
We would not, however, attribute all the
damage to temper and hardened arteries, for the foundation of the trouble had
been laid by eye strain. This woman was employed during the day as a
chiropodist, and at night she spent long hours in reading occultism and studying
astrology. She had the pernicious habit of reading with a bright light close to
the eyes while lying upon a couch or bed, thereby causing a strain of the
muscles of the eye. With Neptune in opposition to the moon and Uranus square to
both Neptune and the moon, there has been a desire to force development.
Intensive gazing at bright objects, such as crystals, etc., which is ignorantly
taught by some occult orders, has a most destructive effect upon the eyes and
has caused much eye trouble among occult students.
Male, born March 20, 1911, 3:10 P.M.
Figure No. 3A has Leo rising, with
the ruler, the sun, in conjunction with and parallel to Mercury in the 8th
house, and in the 12th house sign of Pisces. This position and aspect of the
ruler would deplete the vitality and create nervousness. The boy would be easily
disturbed and of a fretful nature. This would interfere with the assimilation of
food in the small intestines, for the conjunction of Mercury an the sun would
have an effect in the opposite sign of Virgo, the intestines. But we find
another affliction which will have a much more evil effect upon the health.
Mars, the planet of dynamic energy, also hot and fiery by nature, is posited in
the airy and nervous sign of Aquarius and in the 6th house, ruling sickness.
Mars afflicted in this saturnine sign shows an evil side. We find him square to
the obstructive Saturn in the 9th house and in the sign of Taurus, ruling the
throat and the tonsils. Wherever we find Saturn, especially when afflicted, we
may expect restriction, crystallization, and lack of fluids, and with a square
aspect to Mars, the planet causing fevers and inflammation, what can we expect
but a disturbed condition of the throat,
Birth Chart No. 3A
a swelling of the tonsils? The affliction coming from
fixed signs, and Mars being in the 6th house, sickness, the trouble will be
somewhat difficult to overcome, for this physical weakness was brought over from
a former life in which the soul had broken the laws of nature. A case of this
kind is often the result of abuses of the most sacred function of the body, that
of the generative organs. The results of abortions, or abuses of like nature,
are often brought back into the next embodiment producing weakened organs.
This boy could be helped greatly by
manipulation and massage to keep the circulation normal. The Piscean sun,
conjunction Mercury, requires a quiet and harmonious environment which we fear
he will not have. Jupiter in Scorpio supplies good food and plenty of it which,
however, he should not indulge in to excess. A simple vegetarian diet will be
most necessary for him. Saturn in Taurus would indicate that one of the parents
will be apt to interfere with his freedom too much. A Leo can be ruined by the
"don'ts" of a saturnine parent, and the boy would suffer in health as
a result of this restriction by one parent and overindulgence of the other.
Female, born May 22, 1915, 3:22 A.M.
Horoscope No. 3B is that of a little girl
who suffered from the same illness as in the case of 3A, vis., the swelling of
tonsils, adenoids, etc., but with very different astrological afflictions. This
shows how invaluable the study of astrology would be to the physician in his
diagnosis and that it is absolutely dangerous to treat each case alike. What
will heal one might be dangerous to another.
Here we have another fixed sign on the
Ascendant, Taurus, ruling the throat, with its ruler, Venus, near the cusp of
the 1st house and sextile to Saturn, but square to Neptune and in conjunction
with Mars. The symptoms would be very similar to those of 3A, but the trouble is
from a different source.
We find Saturn, the planet of obstruction,
in the sign of Cancer, the stomach. Although this planet is not afflicted, yet
wherever he is placed, or whatever organ he rules over, there we may find a lack
of fluids. Saturn "dries up" and when he is in Cancer the appetite is
abnormal and digestive fluid is lacking. He craves the things that are
detrimental and refuses those which the body needs, and is very apt to
gourmandize when the palate is tickled with pie, cake, candy, etc. The result is
that the body becomes clogged like a stream dammed up: the material must find an
outlet somewhere. In this case Mars, the planet of energy, is in conjunction
with Venus, the planet ruling the venous blood. This indicates the section of
the body that will be affected. The blood becomes impure, causing swelling and
inflammation in the throat. To manipulate this afflicted region would
Birth Chart No. 3B
cause more inflammation. The remedy here would be to
discontinue all food for a day or two and give the girl only pineapple juice,
putting the feet in hot water with cold cloths on head and throat, in order to
draw the surplus blood to the lower extremities. This would give instant relief.
Can we wonder, after comparing two
horoscopes of this kind, why the medical man often fails in his treatment and
feels that the only cure is the removal of the inflamed parts? If he could read
the stellar script, he would make few failures and would then not be so apt to
ruin the life of the child by an operation. He little realizes that a removal of
the tonsils or an operation upon the throat interferes with the function of the
generative organs. A child who has been operated upon will suffer as a result
when it reaches puberty. Painful menstruation and trouble in childbirth are
likely to affect the life of the woman who has been thus operated upon in
childhood. Inflammation of the prostate gland in the man, and various other
physical weaknesses are often the result of an operation upon the throat.
Male, born July 11th, 1882, 11:15 A.M.
Here is given the horoscope of a
man with the cardinal sign of Libra on the Ascendant, and the ruler, Venus, in
the fixed sign of Leo in the 11th house, square and parallel to both the
malefics, Saturn and Neptune. The last two planets we find in the fixed sign of
Taurus and in the 8th house. This at the start is a very serious affliction,
indicating that this man came into life facing a heavy debt of destiny.
Now let us see if we can find the cause of
the condition and why this soul has been restricted even from birth. Leo and
Taurus are both fixed signs, stubborn and immovable, therefore they are also the
signs which bring chronic and incurable illnesses; and where the afflictions
come from two of the most subtle planets, both slow in their motion, one may
expect that the disease is of a nature which the soul has attracted to itself as
a debt of destiny by the breaking of nature's laws in past lives, and not so
much on account of misdeeds in this embodiment.
Planets often work in opposite signs.
Afflictions as in this horoscope, in the fixed sign of Taurus governing the
throat, may have been brought about by the abuse of the generative function
(Scorpio) in one life, causing a weakness of the throat or larynx in the next
life, or vice versa. The unnecessary removal of the female organs in one life
may cause the Ego, who changes sex in each life, to be born in a male body with
the afflicted planets in the opposite sign, Taurus, as in the case of this man
who was born with underdeveloped organs of voice and throat.
Birth Chart No. 3C
The above statement does not mean that all
women who have been operated on will have these afflictions. Often through
childbirth, or neglect of nurse or doctors, the poor woman is forced to undergo
an operation. These are conditions for which she is not held accountable; but
should she on account of excesses or abortions have weakened the organs of sex,
which would make it necessary for their removal, such sins will bring their
reaction in restrictions of some kind, usually of the throat which is under the
rule of Taurus, the opposite sign to Scorpio, which rules the generative organs.
In fact the larynx and brain were developed in primitive man by the sacrifice of
one half of the creative faculty. Afflictions may not be active in the body in
childhood, and with a knowledge of the planets and a strict adherence to the
rules of right living, man may pass through life with but little inconvenience;
but whenever the laws are broken, when abuses are allowed, then it is that the
afflicted parts give way, for as it is said, the chain is only as strong as its
We find the sun in Cancer, which is the
sign of the stomach, sextile to Neptune in Taurus, the throat and palate, also
sextile to Uranus which is the ruler of the 5th house, the house of pleasures.
Venus is sextile to Jupiter. All these facts show that this man has been very
popular with his women friends, who have entertained him lavishly, and the
pleasures of the table have helped in his undoing.
The planet which helps to bring about
physical ailments, the inflammatory Mars, is in the sign of the intestines,
Virgo, square to the moon in Gemini, showing that the intestines suffered first
from an excess of food and drink. When the small intestines are inflamed, as
they would be in this case, they are unable to assimilate food properly. This
inflammation throws considerable poison into the blood, which seeks an outlet in
the weakest spot. Saturn conjunct Neptune in Taurus indicates that the throat
received the poison. This man has had his throat lanced twice for what the
doctors termed quinsy, an inflammation of the tonsils. He has had pieces taken
from the tonsils, showing that the blood was contaminated, causing suppuration
in the tonsils.
Female, born August 12, 1911, 7:27 A.M.
We will consider here the
horoscope of a girl with Virgo on the Ascendant. Virgo people have somewhat less
resistance to disease than the average, especially when common signs occupy the
four angles and Mercury and the moon, which rule the mentality, are also in
common signs and in opposition to each other. The three strongest planets,
namely, the sun, Saturn, and Mars, are in fixed signs. We may expect that these
planets will indicate in what part of the body the disease will show itself.
The sign of Taurus, we are told, in "The
Message of the Stars," page
541, has rule over the neck, throat, tonsils, the carotid arteries, etc.
>From this we may infer that Taurus also has rule over the veins and arteries
which serve the organs located in the throat; likewise it has rule over the
lower part of the occipital region of the jaw. The arteries of the human body
have their beginning in a common center. The aorta is to the circulatory system
what the trunk is to the tree. All main arteries and veins have a connection
with the great human engine, the heart. The aorta is the main trunk line, from
which many branches carry the blood to all parts of the body, after which the
veins carry it back to the heart. These branches feed the various parts of the
body. The branch in which we are most interested in this lesson is the carotid
artery, from which branch off the thyroid arteries, two in number, the superior
and the inferior.
In this horoscope we have the inflammatory
Mars in Taurus. Mars focuses heat, and wherever this planet is placed we find an
abundance of blood. Mars here is in the sign ruling the neck and afflicted by
the conjunction of
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Saturn, the planet of obstruction. Saturn
has a drying-up effect upon the parts which he influences. The effect of these
two malefic planets may be pictured by filling a rubber tube with water and
closing both ends, then pinching one end of the tube and forcing the water into
the other end. We may expect this to be the condition of the blood in the
arteries and veins of this girl's neck. Mars fills them full of blood, and
Saturn with his restricting influence holds the blood in one part, obstructing
its flow and resulting in enlarged veins of the neck, goiter, swollen tonsils,
etc. Saturn and Mars are afflicted by a square from the life-giving sun. The sun
is strong in its own home, Leo, which rules the vena cava, the aorta, and the
At the age of eleven years this young girl
suffered with goiter and swollen tonsils, having constant trouble with the
throat and a tendency to coughs and colds. One important fact will be found in
the case of most children with a tendency to throat trouble, namely, that they
formed the habit when tiny babies of breathing through the mouth. In nine cases
out of ten of children who are suffering with diseased tonsils and throat
afflictions they have not been taught to breathe through the nose. Parents
should at all times watch small children, and if they show a tendency to mouth
breathing while asleep, they should be given a solid rubber nipple, minus the
opening. This will force the breath through the nostrils and thereby save the
child much suffering in later years.
With the sun in Leo, square to Saturn and
Mars, this girl has a latent tendency to valvular heart trouble. This may not
develop until later in life when the Mars-conjunction-Saturn-in-Taurus temper
has been permitted to do its damage, and Mercury in Virgo in opposition to the
moon, in the 12th and 6th houses, the latter ruling the health, have made
There is great hope in this horoscope,
however, due to Saturn being in trine aspect to Mercury and sextile to the moon.
This will give balance and also persistence to the mind, which will help to
stave off any illness and save the girl much suffering in later life.
Female, born June 14, 1853
As we have no birth hour, the
signs are entered on the houses in numerical order so that Aries occupies the
first house, Taurus the second, Gemini the third, etc. and the noon positions of
the planets are used just as they are given in the ephemeris.
We will first note that the progressed
position of the sun in 1916 is Leo 23-27, and that of Mercury is Leo 26-27,
The aspects which particularly concern us
are: Moon parallel Neptune, square Jupiter, the sun and Mercury; Jupiter
opposition the sun and Mercury; Saturn parallel and conjunction Mars, squared by
the progressed sun and Mercury.
We will first acquaint ourselves with the
condition of the mind of this woman. Gemini and Sagittarius are the signs ruling
mind. Mercury is essentially dignified in Gemini, and Jupiter in Sagittarius.
The sun also is favorably situated in the Mercurial sign Gemini. So far so good,
but Mercury, our significator of the mind, follows the sun and is too close to
this luminary; furthermore, Jupiter is in opposition to the sun and Mercury. Add
to this that the moon, the other significator of the mind, is square to Jupiter,
the sun, and Mercury, and it will be apparent that the mental state of the
native is not a very happy or auspicious one.
Saturn is in Taurus, the sign of the
throat. He is the planet of obstruction and has always an inimical influence on
whatever part of the body he occupies by sign. We may therefore judge that the
throat will be
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obstructed, causing hoarseness of speech;
and we may also be sure that Saturn has an effect in the opposite sign Scorpio,
which governs the generative and eliminative organs. Saturn is cold, clammy, and
moist. Mars is hot and dry. He is posited in the sign Taurus, closely conjoined
and parallel with Saturn, giving a tendency to inflammation and swelling. In the
region governed by the opposite sign he would produce scaling urine and copious
Thus to inimical forces of opposite natures
have been at war in the region of the throat from birth on, but the case did not
become really acute until 1914. Then the moon by progression reached the
opposition of the radical sun and Mercury, and at the same time the sun by
progression came within orb of a square to Saturn and Mars from the sign Leo,
which governs the heart. The keynote of Saturn is obstruction, and in Taurus he
is particularly powerful with respect to the heart action for he governs the
pneumogastric nerve which produces cardiac inhibition. On the other hand, when
the dynamic energy of Mars is directed by a square to the progressed sun in Leo
violent palpitation is bound to be the effect. Thus the enormous range of heart
action attendant upon exophthalmic goiter is produced in this case. We also find
that Saturn is near a conjunction with the Pleiades located in Taurus 29, and
his square to the progressed sun has an effect upon the eyes, which protrude in
people affected with exophthalmic goiter.
The configurations of the significators of
mind previously mentioned couples with the absence of radical squares and
oppositions to Saturn and Mars indicate that the basic cause of the patient's
condition is mental. The diagnosis is further confirmed by the fact that the
acute condition was brought about by the above noted progressed positions of the
sun and Mercury. As this affliction is from a fixed sign there is danger that
the condition may become chronic. If the person, however, is placed in a quiet,
cheerful environment and if she can be taught to wean herself from her morbid
imagination, there is a good chance of a permanent cure being accomplished when
the sun gets out of orb of its square to Saturn and Mars, particularly if the
proper diet is adopted.
Male, born May 30, 1919, 11:55 P.M.
"The tissue of the life to be
We weave with colors all our own,
And in the field of destiny
We reap as we have sown."
This is truly so in the life of
the soul whose horoscope we are to study here.
With the fixed, Saturnine sign of Aquarius
on the Ascendant and the second ruler of Aquarius, the inspirational and
advanced Uranus, in Pisces, intercepted in the first house, we may say that
there are really two rulers of this horoscope: Saturn, which is in its fall in
the seventh house in Leo, and Uranus, which is strong in the occult sign of
Pisces in the first house.
Planets in angles have a greater influence
on the life of the native than when they are in cadent or succedent houses.
Planets which are in fixed signs and afflicted also bring with them a debt of
destiny, which is usually most difficult to overcome.
In this horoscope we find Mercury in the
fixed sign of Taurus, square to the obstinate and obstructive planet, Saturn,
which is in Leo, a fixed sign, and in the seventh house angle.
Saturn being one of the life rulers, though
in the sign of its fall, will have the post powerful rule over the life, and
when Mercury and Saturn are afflicting each other from bestial signs, namely,
Taurus and Leo, we may look for an impediment in the speech.
Birth Chart No. 3F
This boy at the age of five years refused
to talk. He is able to speak, but will do so only when the greatest persuasion
Doctors have operated on him twice for
water on the brain but have failed to find anything wrong, and what the effect
of these operations may have upon the organism in the future remains to be seen.
Up to the present time, however, the health of the boy has been normal.
He will repeat only the sentences which are
suggested to him, but if the parents are persistent they may in time help him to
overcome his weakness.
154, in the Cosmo-Conception we are
told: "What we are, what we have, all our good qualities are the result of
our own actions in the past. What we lack in physical, moral, or mental
excellence may yet be ours in the future."
This boy has truly taken up his life where
he laid it down in a previous one. The planets are the clock of destiny, which
shows when each soul must needs learn certain lessons, when it must reap from
the seeds which it has sown in its past lives.
We learn in the Rosicrucian teachings that
we are in this life here on earth preparing to build the archetype of the body
which we are to use in our next life. In the case of this poor soul as we look
back into his past, we see where in his keen desire for spiritual development he
neglected to build his physical body by mortifying the flesh and neglected to
use the organs of speech, being a member of a silent Brotherhood. In which the
life was spent in silence and prayer. In this extremely one-sided life he
developed the spiritual faculties at the expense of the physical senses.
We see here the mystical Uranus is in the
sign of Pisces, in the first house, trine to the moon, which is in its own sign
of Cancer. Neptune, another spiritual planet, is parallel to Mercury and sextile
to Mars and the sun, indicating a soul who is highly developed along spiritual
lines, but one who is lacking in the ability to use his development in this life
on account of the lack of desire to use the organs of speech.
This child may, however, be assisted by the
parents in developing this desire, but it will require great patience, as the
mentality, on account of Mercury square Saturn, will be slow to respond, and the
boy will be very stubborn, because of this aspect being from fixed signs. Mars,
however, which is in the Mercurial sign of Gemini, will lend its assistance in
overcoming the influence of Saturn to some extent.
Male, born December 19th, 1896, at 12:30
The young man whose horoscope we
will analyze here has the cardinal and airy sign of Libra on the Ascendant.
Physically he expresses the sign of Libra, being six feet in height, splendidly
developed and with beautiful blue eyes. People with cardinal or fixed signs on
the angles have more power of resistance than others. The will is stronger than
that of common signs. In the case of this young man, however, we find an
affliction active before he reached the age where he could be of assistance to
In the Cosmo-Conception
we are told that in the latter part of the Lemurian Epoch man's body became
upright, this being necessary before he would become an indwelling,
self-conscious being, and certain changes then had to take place in the bodily
structure in order that the Ego might express itself through its vehicles. When
the Ego entered within its vehicles, it was necessary that part of the sex force
be used to build the brain and larynx, for it was destined that man should
henceforth learn to do his own thinking, and the voice was necessary that he
might make himself understood and thereby communicate with others. To accomplish
this a part of his sex force had to be used. So a part of the creative organ
remained with the upper portion of the body, and was gradually converted into
what now constitutes the brain and larynx. Thus we may see that there must of
necessity be a close connection between these organs, namely, the generative
organs, larynx, and brain.
It is interesting to note through astrology
how this works out. We find Scorpio,
Birth Chart No. 3G
the sign ruling sex, in opposition to Taurus, which has
rule over the throat and larynx. Proof of the above close connection may also be
found in the boy whose voice changes at puberty; also in the woman who has had
her ovaries removed and whose voice becomes deep and harsh.
In the horoscope under consideration we
find Saturn, the planet of atrophy, in the sign of Scorpio. Saturn is in
conjunction with Uranus. These two planets are unaspected save by the
conjunction with each other and a semi-sextile to the sun. And this we must
consider as a condition which had its beginning in a past life. When we find
Uranus and Saturn in conjunction in Scorpio and afflicted by other planets, we
look for perversion or abnormal sex expression. But in reading these two planets
we go into the past life for the abuses which have weakened the organs, causing
the poor soul to come into this life with the larynx and brain each unable to
With Saturn conjunction Uranus in Scorpio
we may look for its effect in the opposite sign of Taurus, the throat. Saturn
then has a tendency to retard or restrict the secretion of the fluids of the
glands or organs within the region of the neck, for instance, the thyroid, which
is placed astride the windpipe at the front of the neck, and which may truly be
called the balance necessary for the proper functioning of the mind. The thyroid
also regulates all the other ductless glands, and every drop of blood in the
circulation in the upper part of the body passes back and forth through it.
Excesses or perversions of sex deplete the fluids of the thyroid gland. What a
telltale the human voice is! How the misuse of sex will make the male voice
effeminate and the female voice masculine!
In this horoscope we have the story of a
man who at birth had a voice, but after the age of four years he would not make
a sound, nor has he spoken a word since. The organs ruling the voice in this
case have been weakened by the dissipation of the sex fluids in a former life.
We find Neptune, the higher octave of Mercury, the planet ruling the pineal
gland, in the mercurial sign of Gemini, in conjunction with the moon and Mars,
and in opposition to the sun. Neptune has rule over the pineal gland and the
spinal spirit fire. The brain in this case has remained childlike. The young man
dresses himself but he will not speak, and he spends his entire time turning the
leaves of books.
Truly, the spirit encased in this limited
vehicle is learning some remarkable lessons--lessons which are likely to bring
it back in its next embodiment as a childlike, virtuous woman.