A Guide To Healing
Augusta Foss Heindel
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The horoscope here shown is that of
a well-to-do man who spoiled his life by excesses of all kinds. He was born on
August 28, 1881, at 11 P.M.
In the first place we find Jupiter, the
planet of opulence, in the 12th house, that of sorrow, trouble, and
self-undoing, sextile to Venus, the planet of attraction, in Cancer, the sign
ruling the stomach, and in the 2nd house, that of finance. This accounts for the
native's business instinct in money matters as well as his desire for rich and
unhealthful foods; in part, too, for his fatal weakness for the opposite sex.
The moon square to Venus from the fifth house, the house of pleasures, also
Mars, the planet of dynamic energy, conjunct the saturnine Dragon's Tail, and
both square to Uranus, the planet of unconventionality and clandestine
attachments, are other strong testimonies in the latter direction. Furthermore,
Saturn, the planet of obstruction, in the 12th house, that of sorrow, in
conjunction with Neptune, the planet of underhandedness, in Taurus, which is the
opposite of Scorpio, the sign governing the sex organs, shows trouble in that
region and also in the throat.
As a whole this horoscope shows all manner of
excesses, and a
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consequent clogging up of the system. Venus in Cancer, the
latter ruling the stomach, gives a love of good things to eat, and especially to
drink. Its square to the moon in the sign Libra, ruling the kidneys, shows that
there was a very bad condition there preventing proper elimination. The
conjunction of Saturn, the planet of obstruction, with Neptune in the sign
Taurus, this sign having a reflex action in Scorpio, resulted in painful
hemorrhoids. Mars, the planet of dynamic energy, conjoined with the saturnine
Dragon's Tail in Gemini, the sign ruling the lungs, square to Uranus, the planet
of spasmodic action, shows a tendency to coughs and weakness of the lungs, which
finally destroyed the life.
This horoscope is a lesson on the ravages of
excess and indulgence of the lower nature, and astrologers may use it for the
purpose of convincing people who are on the downward path that the way of the
transgressor is hard, and that our sins will surely find us out.
By the exercise of will power, at least a
great deal of the trouble indicated might have been avoided. Toward the last the
man realized that he was going down and wanted help, but he was too weak to
cease from his indulgences. Consequently he yielded to the tendencies shown in
his horoscope, and became the victim of tuberculosis and a number of
Female, born June 16, 1884, 8:30 A.M.
Suffering from tuberculosis is
shown very plainly by this horoscope, for Saturn, the planet of obstruction and
crystallization, is in Gemini, the sign which rules the lungs. Although he is
unaspected he always has a malefic bodily influence in whatever part of the
chart he is placed. His obstructive and hardening tendencies clog and
crystallize the lungs and would be inimical even if he were not supported by
evil aspects. We find that the sun, which is the giver of life, is also in
Gemini, square to the moon, which is the particular significator of health in a
woman's horoscope. The moon is placed in the 8th house, the house of death, in
Pisces, the twelfth sign, ruling confinement in hospitals and kindred
institutions. The sun is also square to the spasmodic Uranus, and Uranus is in
opposition to the moon. This will produce the cough and the hemorrhage which are
part of the symptoms of tuberculosis.
Leo, the strong solar sign, is rising, and
Jupiter, the planet of optimism and joviality, is therein sextile to Mercury,
the planet of reason and mind. We may also note that all the angles are occupied
by fixed signs. These conditions show that in the first place the constitution
was a good one, that the native had to begin with a strong, vigorous nature and
a jovial sunny and friendly disposition. Had this horoscope been set up in
childhood's days so that one could have worked with the native ad counteracted
the tendencies to tuberculosis, the chances are that she would have entirely
outgrown this tendency. As it is, however, the squares and
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oppositions of the sun, moon, and Uranus taken together
with the moon's placement in the 8th house and the 12th house sign show that
this case is likely to terminate fatally. The best that can be done for the
patient now is to make her suffering as little as possible. The magnetic force
of an Aries person whose Saturn is not in any of the degrees encompassed by the
6th house of the patient's horoscope would be of great help to her, and milk
just fresh from the cow would do a great deal to keep up her vitality as it is
filled with the healthy animal ether.
Male, born December 1, 1883, 3:51 A.M.
By mistake this chart was first set
up so that Leo occupied the Ascendant end the sun was in the fifth house. The
planets show the affliction no matter what sign rises, but a glance showed the
figure to be erroneous because the sun cannot be in the fifth house at four
o'clock in the morning. So we had it calculated again, with the result that we
find Saturn in the eighth house instead of in the eleventh and the sun in the
second house instead of the fifth. This makes a great deal of difference in the
strength of the symptoms. We would advise students that whenever they are given
a figure for judgment it is wise precaution always to look at the place of the
sun and notice if its location in the horoscope corresponds with its actual
place in the sky at the time of day when the birth took place. If it does not,
that is evidence that the horoscope has been incorrectly set up and is therefore
unfit to be used as a basis of judgment. We are all liable to make mistakes in
our calculations but this hint will undoubtedly help students to avoid this
The subject of this horoscope is suffering
from tuberculosis, a disease neither necessarily serious nor fatal. The student
of Astro- Diagnosis has special facilities for judging how deeply the disease is
rooted by the positions and aspects of the afflicting planets. Saturn, the
planet of obstruction, in Gemini, the sign which rules the lungs, shows the
tendency to cold in the lungs and also hardening such as occurs in tuberculosis.
But this testimony would not have been so dangerous if it had come from
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the position shown in the erroneously cast figure where
Saturn was placed in the eleventh house, instead of its position in the true
horoscope where he is in the eighth house, denoting the manner of death.
Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, is in
opposition to Saturn, and so is the life-giving sun. We may also note that the
moon, which governs the tidal air in the lungs, is in conjunction with Venus,
which rules the venous blood, and is square to Uranus. All these are signs which
show that there is comparatively little hope of escape for this patient from the
dread disease until death looses the silver cord and frees him from the body.
You will notice that the last degrees of
Libra are rising so that the native has really more of the impulsive Scorpio
characteristics than those of Libra. Mars, ruler of Scorpio, in Leo adds to his
energy and makes him fond of swaggering and showing off, prodigal of his
vitality. Mars trine Mercury in Sagittarius shows an inclination for sport and
probably overexertion, which may have been responsible for the first breakdown
about the twenty-eighth year when the progressed moon was over the place of the
radical moon and Venus, or the year preceding when it was in opposition to
It would be extreme cruelty to tell the
patient that there is little hope, of course, and no aspirant to invisible
helpership would be so thoughtless, but would strive to make his lot as easy as
possible during the remaining time, though realizing that whatever measures were
taken would only palliate but not cure. Meanwhile, it should be made clear to
the person that there is a spiritual reason for disease and that occult
investigations have established the fact that a materialistic conception of life
in a previous embodiment is a fruitful source of just such a condition as this
one, for by the thought that death ends all, the materialist gradually puts
himself out of tune with all activities in the spiritual world. When he enters
the Second Heaven where the archetypes of new bodies are built, he puts all his
crystallizing thoughts into the new vehicle, which is then born under the
hardening rays of Saturn, who in some way obstructs the life- giving sun. If
such a patient can be taught to believe this and become a devoted Christian, he
will be saved a similar fate in a future life.
Female, born October 16, 1907, 2:00 P.M.
Aquarius, a fixed and airy sign, is
on the Ascendant. The fiery planet Mars is just above the cusp in the 12th
house, and the plastic and watery moon is in the same sign in the first house.
This gave this young woman a very strange nature, for there is a great
difference between the temperaments given by the moon and Mars. Mars on the
Ascendant afflicted by a parallel to the ruler, the impulsive Uranus, gave the
native a very impulsive nature. It indicates one who would fly into a fit of
rage at the least provocation. The two natures given by Mars and the moon were
continually at war with each other, the one impulsive, energetic, dynamic, and
the other restless, plastic, and changeable. The moon, however, is trine to the
sun, which gave a soft, peaceable, kindly nature, directly opposed to the
martial temperament. The restless, critical Mercury is placed near the Midheaven
in the martial sign of Scorpio; this added to the temper.
Planets when situated in angles and in fixed
signs, as are several in this horoscope, have a larger orb than otherwise, and
we give eight degrees or a little more to the major planets in such cases. We
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Jupiter here to be in opposition to Mars. Venus is in
square aspect to Mars, and Mercury is parallel to Venus and square to Jupiter.
With Venus ruling the venous blood and Jupiter the arterial blood, both being
afflicted by Mars and Jupiter by Mercury also, this young woman suffered from
restricted circulation, especially due to the fact that the afflictions are all
from fixed signs and angles, which affected the action of the heart. With her
high-strung, nervous temperament and uncontrolled fits of temper she
precipitated an attack of heart trouble each time she permitted herself to be
ruled by this emotion.
There are also indications of in harmony in
the home, for we find the rulers of the 10th and 4th houses, Venus and Mars, in
square aspect. Mars is also the ruler of the 3rd house, which stands for sisters
and brothers. The above aspect would indicate that this young girl was greatly
domineered by those in the home, and being of a very impulsive and dominant
nature herself, this provoked much display of temper, which was very injurious
to the health of one with the above planetary configurations.
In 1917 the progressed sun reached the
square to the radical Mars, while the progressed Mars was in conjunction with
the Ascendant. The result was that a chronic condition of heart trouble set in
which slowly led to dropsy, for restricted heart action frequently bring about
other complications. The doctors, unfortunately, were unable to diagnose the
disease correctly, and she was treated for Bright's disease. In 1921 the
progressed moon reached the opposition to its radical place at birth. This
opposition usually marks the beginning of puberty, and is sometimes a critical
period for young girls, especially when Venus and Jupiter are both afflicted.
When the moon passed through Leo, the sign of the heart, while making the
opposition to its radical place, it aggravated the dropsy, for the moon in Leo
or Aquarius has a tendency to cause dropsy in a patient suffering with heart
Uranus, the planet of impulse and the higher
octave of Venus, which also has an influence over the circulatory system, is in
opposition to Neptune in Cancer, the sign ruling the stomach. Neptune is in the
6th house, health; this would indicate that there was trouble with the digestive
organs and an abnormal desire for indigestible food.
The young woman's parents called upon
Headquarters for healing after the doctors had given her up. They were told that
the case was hopeless; she passed out three weeks after she was put on our
healing list. The case was an incurable one when it reached our hands. She died
in February, 1921. We may here see how powerful afflictions are and how
difficult to over some when they are from fixed signs and in the angles. This
was truly a debt of destiny which this soul was called upon to pay, and it was
beyond the power of the Invisible Helpers.
Male, born October 25, 1862, at 5:20 A.M.
We will use here the horoscope of a
man with Libra on the Ascendant and cardinal signs on all the angles. The planet
of obstruction, Saturn, is exalted in Libra, and is placed in the twelfth house.
Saturn is in opposition to Mars and Neptune. Mars and Neptune are in conjunction
and parallel with each other. We have here three malefic planets, one in the
12th house, ruling hospitals, and two in the 6th house, the house of sickness.
The twelfth and the sixth houses are very dangerous positions for planets
afflicting each other by opposition.
Saturn in Libra, when afflicted, causes
obstruction of the renal secretions, and lack of these secretions disturbs the
chemical laboratory of the kidneys. Poisons are thrown off by the blood after it
passes through the renal arteries to the kidneys, where it is purified and
undergoes a thorough filtering process, leaving its poisons such as urea,
phosphoric acid, sulphuric acid, potash, lime, and other refuse matter which it
has taken from the food.
If the kidneys are healthy, these organs
receive enough water from the flood to dissolve these poisonous secretions,
which are then washed out from the kidneys as urine. But in a case such as we
have for our diagnosis, where Saturn is afflicted in Libra, this washing out is
not fully accomplished. The kidneys retain some of these poisonous secretions,
which become hardened mineral matter. In course of time a hardening process
develops and the kidneys refuse to function properly. The result is that the
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blood is not purified, and this mineral matter is lodged
in the blood vessels, which become clogged, and the circulation becomes
The eyes are closely allied with the
kidneys, and when the latter organs are sluggish and filled with mineral matter,
the eyesight becomes impaired.
People with Mars in Aries have a desire to
drink much liquid, as in the case of this man, who was afflicted with an
unquenchable thirst. As the kidneys were not able to extract the excess water
from the blood, this liquid, which was not eliminated through the skin, remained
in the blood, and in time the man suffered from palpitation of the heart and
dropsy. his case was diagnosed by the doctors as heart disease. People suffering
with this affliction have very scanty and very highly colored urine.
If a case of this kind is taken in time, the
kidneys can be flushed and the poisons eliminated by a proper diet. String
beans, carrots, asparagus, and tomatoes are most helpful in stimulating the
kidneys and assisting in the elimination of water. Onions are astringents, and
where there is an excess of urine, the onion will regulate it. Therefore it is
very necessary that the vegetables be properly chosen to work against and not
with the disease.
Male, born October 6th, 1855, 1:00 A.M.
"We shape, ourselves, the joy or fear
Of which the coming life is made,
And fill our Futures' atmosphere
With sunshine or with shade.
We weave with colors all our own
The tissues of the Life to be,
And in the field of Destiny
We reap as we have sown.
"Still shall the soul around it call
The shadows which it gathered here,
And, painted on the eternal wall,
The past shall reappear.
Think ye the notes of holy song
On Milton's tuneful ear have died?
Think ye that Raphael's angel throng
Has vanished from his side?
On, no! we live our life again;
Or warmly touched, or coldly dim,
The pictures of the past remain--
Man's work shall follow him!" --Whittier.
Well may we say of the soul whose destiny we
read through this mystic scroll that his work in the past followed him. He hewed
a path for himself, and chose one that was rough and rocky. His was the path of
a leader of men, for he had the sign of Leo on the Ascendant, with the moon in
conjunction with Mars and the Ascendant and sextile to the ruler, the sun. He
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had fixed signs on the four angles and five planets
therein. This is the sign of a strong soul, a man who will never lean on anyone,
but who will be a doer, a lifter; as such he spent his life. This was a man who
carried his cross willingly and who bore the stripes of the cruelties of the
world uncomplainingly. One with such signs on the angles and with the planets as
strongly placed as in this horoscope and afflicting one another surely finds his
life full of lessons, and many responsibilities are placed upon him.
In his home he was most unhappy, as we see
from Mercury in conjunction with the Dragon's Tail in Scorpio in the 4th house.
This indicates that the wife was a nagger and a scold. Mercury in Scorpio shows
that the wife would never permit the husband to have a moment's peace. Then we
find Saturn in Cancer. Cancer is the natural fourth house sign. Saturn is square
to Venus, again indicating a masterful and discordant marriage partner. With
Jupiter in the seventh house, in opposition to the moon and mars and square to
Uranus, marriage and partnership are shown to be accompanied by many trials and
In spite of all this we find that this man
achieved quite a fortune, did a big work, and made many friends. He was a leader
in Masonry, where he did many kind acts, helping the widow and orphan generously
with his money. He was deeply interested in prison work and also in occult
studies. Neptune in Pisces, sextile to Uranus, shows his interest in occultism,
but both these planets are retrograde, which brought him all kinds of
restrictions. He was never free to follow his higher ideals.
With his many crosses, hard work, and
disappointments he developed heart trouble of a very serious nature, and for
years he used heart stimulants so as to keep at his work. He never allowed his
physical sufferings to interfere with his business, however, which was of a very
responsible nature, with many branches scattered over a large pat of America;
also he had many men under him. With leakage of the valves of the heart and in
spite of the resulting suffering he lived to the ripe old age of seventy years.
We may see from this that the will can be used to overcome and that man is truly
the master of his fate. Had this man had Virgo on the Ascendant or some other
sign less strong than Leo, together with the afflictions from fixed signs, he
would have become a confirmed invalid or have passed out as a young man. Hence
we may see that "the wise man rules his stars; the fool is ruled by
Male, born September 12, 1858, 8:15 A.M.
Our first concern when diagnosing
this horoscope is to ascertain the mental caliber of the patient. Jupiter placed
in the house of the higher mind and Mars near the cusp of the house of the lower
mind are in opposition, also square to the sun and Mercury, a fact which stamps
the native as a pessimist of an irritable nature. This is accentuated by the
opposition of mercury to Neptune, the lower mind being out of tune with all
spiritual concepts. Saturn square Venus prevents the native from seeing the
beauty of life. As these adverse testimonies are only counterbalanced by the
moon sextile Mercury and the sun, and trine Neptune, we may conclude that this
person is in a sad state and needs all the help and cheer it is possible to
bring him. We are afraid that even the best efforts will avail little against
such a barrier of pessimism as he has built around himself.
Regarding the disease to which he is
subject, the cold hand of Saturn in Leo shows us the obstructed heart action,
and the consequent sluggish circulation is designated by the square of Saturn to
Venus and the square of the sun and Mercury to Jupiter, for Jupiter and Venus
govern the arterial and venous circulations respectively. Uranus sextile Saturn
produces a spasmodic action felt as a fluttering of the heart; and being posited
in Gemini he also imparts a spasmodic motion to the lungs, making it at times
difficult for the patient to breathe, though the condition is not so well
defined as in asthma. The affliction of the sun and Mercury in Virgo op-
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position Neptune indicates intestinal trouble. The
affliction of the sun and Mercury by Jupiter and Mars from the houses of travel,
also the opposition of the last named planets, show a predisposition to
accidents, especially when on a journey. With this phase of the indications we
are not, however, concerned at the present time.
We may bend our efforts to accelerate the
action of the heart and promote impaired digestion in order to give the person
relief and a brighter outlook upon life. As Saturn controls the pneumogastric
nerve, his presence in Leo shows us that this is the principal set of the
trouble, for his nerve inhibits the heart action and acts also upon other vital
organs. It is difficult to reach this nerve in an efficient manner when we are
clothed in our dense bodies. But the conscientious Rosicrucian health adjuster
has other means at his disposal, for his Obligation to himself taken before the
Elder Brothers enables him to work upon his patients during the hours when his
body is sleeping. And he is taught how he may materialize fingers inside the
body of the ailing and thus give the needed help to remove obstructions,
growths, etc.; yes, even to adjust displaced bones. We receive many letters at
Headquarters from patients who sense the presence of the Invisible Helpers and
the withdrawal of hands from their bodies at the moment when they awake.
The best method to treat such a case as this
would be for the healer to thoroughly impress upon his or her mind where the
seat of the malady is to be found, physiologically and astrologically. Then
after retrospection in the evening say, "Now, I will go to help my patient
under the direction of the Elder Brothers," letting that be the last waking
The healer best fitted to take charge of
this case would be one whose rising sign is in harmony with Libra. Aquarius
would be the first choice and Gemini the second. It is further required that he
or she should not have Saturn in Libra or Pisces.
Female, born September 18, 1854, 10:00 A.M.
Here we have a horoscope with the
energetic, active, and aggressive sign of Scorpio on the Ascendant, with the
life ruler, Mars, in the 1st house within orb of the Ascendant and in its own
sign, where a planet has the greatest power either for good or evil. In the case
of this woman this martial energy is dissipated and not kept under control, for
the planet Mars is in opposition to the erratic and impulsive Uranus which is
posited in the 7th house in the fixed sign of Taurus where it is in its fall and
therefore apt to show its evil side. The combined influence of Mars and Uranus,
both being planets of impulse, acts like a fire fanned by the wind which has got
We find the water moon near the Midheaven in
the hot, fiery, and fixed sign of Leo, and this planet is in square aspect to
both the above planets of impulse. Fire in contact with water generates steam.
This affliction of the planets of fire to the watery and emotional moon has a
similar effect upon the mind of this woman. Mars in Scorpio afflicted and on the
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gives an uncontrolled temper, showing a woman who would
fly into a rage at the least provocation and this anger is apt to be directed
toward the marriage partner. If we place a kettle of water on a fire which is
kept fanned into a red heat, in time the water boils down, the bottom of the
kettle becomes dry and burns out. In this state we find this woman. For years
she has created such a nervous and emotional environment about her in her home
that the poor heart has been burned and scorched, for the moon afflicted in Leo
indicates that the heart has been under a great strain. The result is that in
the year 1916 when the progressed moon reached the conjunction of the radical
Mars in the 1st house and later the opposition of Uranus in the 7th house
(indicating the husband), domestic relations reached a critical point. With the
progressed Venus, Mercury, sun, and moon all transiting the 1st house and in the
martial sign of Scorpio, the resulting fiery emotions were too much for the
body, and the poor woman lost all control of herself. She wanted to cry all the
time, she could not digest her food, and would often swoon away with heart
There is, however, another cause for this
physical break. We find a wonderfully strong and well fortified Neptune in its
own sign of Pisces in the occult 4th house, in sextile to Jupiter and Uranus and
trine to Mars. These aspects, especially the sextile between the two occult
planets, Neptune and Uranus, ordinarily give a strong desire for development
along mystical lines and would cause one to develop rapidly. But Neptune is
making a square to Saturn, and Uranus is square to the moon. Evil aspects
between planets as well as good will bring development but the development is of
a different nature.
As we have often stated in our lessons,
anger and evil emotions are much more injurious to a person who is endeavoring
to live the higher life than if he were content to drift and be of the earth
earthy. Each time that this woman gave way to her anger she set in motion a
counter-clockwise vibration, a fire that burned up the spiritual life that had
been awakened, and the poor body could not stand the strain. She cannot long
continue placing this strain upon the heart, for with the squares and opposition
of Mars, moon, and Uranus from angles and fixed signs, the heart will not be
able to stand the strain and death may be very sudden.
In the diagnosis of disease by the
science of the stars it is sometimes most difficult to know in what direction
the afflictions may work. For instance, we have so often written of the sinister
effects of Saturn in Cancer, the sign which has rule over the stomach. When he
afflicts in this sign he robs the stomach of its gastric juice, which is
necessary for the digestion of the food. Saturn in this place has also a
tendency to create a desire for unhealthful foods and leads to the excessive use
of cream, sugar, desserts, etc. But in this lesson and the next we will endeavor
to show how Saturn when placed in the opposite sign, Capricorn--in which Saturn
is at home and where his influence is much more subtle and malevolent than when
he is in the sign of Cancer--has similar effects.
We will use two horoscopes by which we will
show the effects of Saturn in Capricorn whereby diseases are produced of vastly
different natures. We will first use horoscope 6A, which is that of a man born
February 19, 1902, 3:00 P.M.
We find Saturn in 23-21 of Capricorn in the
6th house which has rule over the health. Saturn is in opposition to the moon.
This last named planet is in its own sign of Cancer, the sign ruling the
stomach. The moon is also in opposition to Jupiter. When Jupiter has any
connection with signs or
Birth Chart No. 6A
planets which rule the appetite, he creates a desire for
food in large quantities. Whatever Jupiter does must be on a big scale; with the
moon and Jupiter in opposition we may look for the gourmand.
With Saturn afflicted in Capricorn the
gastric juice of the stomach is sluggish, and we may expect trouble in the
digestion of the food.
If the stomach is filled with an excess of
rich food, the man will receive nourishment from only that part which the
stomach can digest. The blood is carried to the lungs to be oxygenated.
Oxygenation is to the body what the draft is to the stove. If we shut off the
draft, we smother and kill the fire, and so it is in the body. If man stops
breathing, he dies. In shallow breathing the lungs are not able to supply
sufficient oxygen for warmth and energy, and they do not exhale all the carbon
In this horoscope we find Neptune in Gemini.
Gemini has rule over the lungs. Neptune is on the cusp of the 12th house in
opposition to Uranus in the 5th house in Sagittarius. Uranus and Neptune when
afflicted indicate a nervous, cramping, spasmodic action. Neptune here indicates
that the capillaries of the lungs were incapable of taking the amount of oxygen
necessary to oxygenate the blood. Consequently the carbon dioxide formed faster
than the lungs were able to exhale it. The result was that poison was stored up
in the system. The nerve cells became weak and sluggish, and little by little
the body became lowered in resistive power; the weakest organ was then unable to
keep up with its work. The bellows of the body, the lungs, in the case of this
man were unable to inhale enough air to burn up the poisons. The result was the
lungs became diseased and tuberculosis set in.
People with planets afflicted in common
signs are frequently susceptible to tuberculosis. With the sun and Mars in
conjunction in Pisces, and with Uranus in Sagittarius in opposition to Neptune
in Gemini--Pisces, Sagittarius, and Gemini being common signs--the lungs as a
consequence attracted the impurities. hence we can see that Saturn in either
Cancer or Capricorn may be the direct cause of disease which expresses itself in
Three years ago this man began to suffer
with stomach trouble, which has now been followed by tuberculosis of the lungs,
a disease which had its beginning in wrong eating. It can at this stage be cured
by a very carefully chosen diet of raw vegetables and fruits and very little
We will in our next lesson take up Horoscope
6B, which has Saturn in Capricorn, but which has its outcome in a quite
STOMACH TROUBLE AND INFLAMMATION OF KIDNEYS
Horoscope 6B is that of a man born February
26, 1871, 4 P.M.
This will be a continuation of the
lesson on the effect of Saturn in Capricorn, showing how this planet may express
its evil side through the planet which it aspects adversely.
We find Saturn, the planet of obstruction,
in the sign of Capricorn, a cardinal sign. Signs of the like nature, especially
the cardinal signs, have an affinity for one another and respond to afflictions
more readily on that account. In this horoscope Saturn is in Capricorn, square
to Mars in Libra, both cardinal signs. Libra rules the kidneys and the little
ducts leading from the kidneys to the bladder, the ureters. Where we find Mars
afflicted we may look for heat and excessive action. Saturn in Capricorn gives
tendencies similar to those which he gives in Cancer--perverted tastes, desire
for strange and unnatural foods, and a liking for sugar, pastries, etc.
Saturn in Capricorn also obstructs the flow
of the gastric juices in the stomach, hence we can see why people with an
afflicted Saturn in tropic or cardinal signs, namely, Capricorn or Cancer, are
often afflicted with indigestion, rheumatism, uric acid deposits, etc. When we
find the inflammatory Mars in the cardinal sign of Libra, square to Saturn in
Capricorn, we may expect that the poisonous elements which are left undigested
to ferment in the stomach will lodge in the kidneys, creating highly acid urine,
which causes inflammation in the kidneys and ureters.
Birth Chart No. 6B
In this horoscope we find the moon in
Gemini, square to the sun in Pisces. Gemini and Pisces, being common signs, here
obstruct the oxygenation of the blood and interfere with its purification, hence
more impurities are sent to the kidneys from this source. Thus we may see the
similarity of causes in this horoscope and horoscope 6A, although the results
are not the same.
This man should be placed on a milk diet for
several weeks, and after the kidneys have been purified by this system of
flushing, he should eliminate all highly seasoned and most starchy foods from
Female, born March 29, 1909, 1:30 P.M.
We find that this girl has a very
bright mind, with Mercury, the mental planet in sextile aspect to the
quick-witted and active planets, Mars and Uranus, in the sign of Capricorn which
gives stability and balance, bringing the saturnine influence to bear upon the
impulse and quick wit of the last two planets. Mercury is also making a trine to
the moon which is in its own sign of Cancer. But we find much that is dangerous
in this active mentality should the parents allow this child to take up the
dangerous fads of mystic writing such as the planchette, Ouija board, etc.
Saturn in the sign of the head, Aries, in square aspect to the mystical planet
Neptune, Neptune being in conjunction with the moon, and the moon in opposition
to Uranus and mars from the 12th to the 6th house, show that some time in life,
if the parents are not careful this girl may suffer through insanity or spirit
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This horoscope has another affliction which
makes it a very interesting figure for diagnosis. The moon is in the sign of
Cancer, the stomach, in opposition to the inflammatory Mars and the nervous and
contracting Uranus which has a tendency to disturb digestion and create gas in
the stomach, also inflammation of the mucous membrane. Uranus is airy, the moon
watery, Mars fiery. In order to illustrate the effect of these three planets
upon one another, we kindle a fire, allow a strong breeze to blow upon it, and
after it is in full blaze pour water upon it; this will describe to a certain
extent the effect of these three planets when acting upon the stomach. Every bit
of food that was taken into the stomach created a disturbance. This child rarely
tasted food without having great distress, nausea, and vomiting; nothing could
be retained in the stomach. She was afflicted in this manner even from birth. At
the age of eight years she was operated upon by the doctors, who diagnosed her
trouble as being in the cardiac orifice, saying that this was too small. But the
patient received no relief from this operation.
If the physician could only have reasoned
that the vomiting and disturbance when food was in the stomach could not have
been caused by a defect in the entrance of the stomach but by another cause
deeper down in the organ! Astrology tells us that Saturn in square to Neptune
indicates malformation, undersize. if these two planets had been in the first
pat of the sign of Cancer or the last degrees of Gemini, it would have indicated
the cardiac orifice, but we find that the moon is in 22 degrees of Cancer,
showing that it was nearer the lower part of the organ. Mars and Uranus indicate
involuntary muscular action. Mars, when afflicting the moon, shows nausea, and
Uranus, when afflicting the moon, causes contraction. Thus we see indications
that there were involuntary muscular action and contraction which caused nausea.
But why should the food be thrown back out of the stomach? as the child could
retain nothing. We find an undersized pylorus, an undersized outlet. After the
food was in the stomach it could not be passed into the intestines in the proper
manner, and there being also insufficient mucous membrane, there was faulty
digestion. Naturally vomiting would be the result.
In such a case it would have been difficult
to cure this young woman without an operation, but instead of operating upon the
cardiac orifice, the doctors should have observed the pylorus and watched the
action in this part of the stomach.
Female, born January 23, 1886, 4:00 A.M.
A number of operations have been
performed in the abdominal region of this patient, and she has gone from one
doctor to another until now she is a physical and mental wreck.
When we trace these effects back to their
primal cause, we come to Saturn in Cancer, the sign which rules the stomach. It
is our experience that most people who have Saturn in this position are mincers
and peculiar in their choice of food. Saturn in this horoscope is square to
Jupiter, the planet of self-indulgence, and to Uranus, the planet of spasmodic
and irregular action. Thus Saturn causes this person to indulge unduly her
desire for good things to eat.
Uranus and Jupiter in the sign Libra, which
rules the kidneys, square to Saturn, the planet of obstruction, show that after
the system has been filled with food which it cannot assimilate, the kidneys are
unable to eliminate the waste products. Thus there is a general clogging of the
system with toxins and poisons of all kinds. Then the hot and fiery Mars placed
in Virgo, the sign ruling the intestines, lights the fire of inflammation in
order to cleanse the system. As the native's will power is not particularly
strong on account of the weak sign Sagittarius rising, she is easily persuaded
to undergo operations rather than undertake a reform in her ways of living which
would bring about an amelioration of her condition even at this late hour.
If is very sad to say that this is the case
with a great many people. They are sometimes ready to admit being gluttons when
the fact is shown
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them, but in most cases they think they are models of
self-control as far as the appetite is concerned even when they admit that they
are eating the wrong food. We have had a number of cases, however, where they
admitted this but claimed absolute inability to overcome the fault and curb
their appetite. The person whose horoscope we are considering was not exception
to the general rule, and therefore all our efforts to aid her were in vain. She
would not even expend the energy necessary to keep up the weekly letters
required of patients. In such cases there is of course nothing to do but to
leave the patient to his own resources until he learns his lesson--if not in
this life, then in some other one.
Male, born March 14, 1892.
The horoscope which we will use
here is a flat figure. The hour of birth is not known, but in astro-diagnosis it
is not necessary that we have the hour of birth unless we are looking for a
crisis. We must then take into consideration the exact degree of the progressed
moon and its aspects, also the transiting planets; but the natural tendencies as
to temperament and morals, also the organic weaknesses are shown by the radical
planets, which give the astrologer they key to the health of the native,
although if one has the rising sign to show the will and the strength it is a
help. Certain signs such as Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius will
overcome and fight off a disease where most of the feminine signs, especially
Taurus and Virgo have not the will power to rise above physical conditions. Of
the common signs the sign of Gemini is the best able to control physical
In this horoscope we find the sun, the
life-giver, in the common and negative sign of Pisces. The sun is afflicted by
an opposition and parallel of the destructive Saturn. Here we have at the
beginning an indication of low vitality. Jupiter, the ruler of Pisces and having
rule over the
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arterial blood is in its own sign in conjunction with
the sun and in opposition to Saturn. This opposition tends to lower the
vitality, for if the blood stream is stagnant, the entire body must suffer. We
find Venus, the planet having rule over the venous blood, in its own home in
Taurus where this planet is strong. Venus is afflicted by the opposition and
parallel of Uranus. This will increase the ill effects of Jupiter and the sun
afflicted by Saturn. With the afflicting influence of Saturn from Virgo, the
sign which has rule over the small intestines, we may expect impaired
assimilation of food.
We find the moon in opposition and parallel
to Jupiter and square to Mars. These aspects coupled with Venus in Taurus in
opposition to Uranus in Scorpio would indicate that sensual pleasures have ruled
this young man and that his health was quickly shattered. Uranus in Scorpio in
opposition to Venus indicates indiscretion regarding the sacred generative
function, and at the age of sixteen when the progressed moon had reached the
conjunction of Venus and the opposition of Uranus, he contracted the dread
disease of syphilis. Although later seemingly cured, yet the powerful compounds
such as those of mercury and the various remedies used by medical science to
combat this disease left their destructive influence in the blood, and
tuberculosis of the kidneys set in. This is shown by the moon in the sign of
Libra, ruling the kidneys, square to Mars, in opposition and parallel to
Jupiter, and in opposition to Mercury.
This young man entered the medical
profession. Later he was operated on and had one of his kidneys removed, which
was found to be hollow. The doctors diagnosed his condition as tuberculosis of
He passed out at the age of twenty-eight.
When he reached that year, we note that the progressed moon had finished its
cycle and had again reached its place at birth in Libra, and the progressed
Jupiter had reached the opposition to the radical and progressed moon. The time
when the moon has made the circle of the whole horoscope and reached its place
at birth is a critical time, and frequently when the moon is afflicted in the
radical figure, this is a time of illness and one in which the native is faced
with many trials.
Male, born May 8th, 1865, at 1:45 A.M.
This horoscope has the fixed sign
of Aquarius on the Ascendant, with the sun in the fixed sing of Taurus and in
conjunction with Venus and Mercury. The sun is also sextile to Mars. Jupiter,
the planet of opulence and benevolence, is in the 10th house in its own sign of
Sagittarius. These positions and aspects of the sun and Jupiter indicate one who
is a great lover of humanity, a man who is very generous financially and very
ready to go out of his way for others, even sacrificing his own comfort if he
finds anyone whom he can relieve of suffering or shield from harm. But we find
Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn all retrograde. This indicates that the man
will find difficulty in realizing his ideals and in doing as much good as his
heart dictates, for retrograde planets indicate latent talents, possibilities,
Ability for earning money is very marked.
This man is also a liberal spender, having Venus in its own sign, and
house--Taurus and the second house--in conjunction with the sun and sextile to
Mars. Whatever he does must be done on a large and generous scale. He is a good
entertainer also and a good liver, for the sun, Venus, and Mercury in Taurus,
sextile to Mars in Cancer, and Taurus ruling the palate, give a desire for good
things to eat and plenty of them. Likewise does Mars in Cancer, sextile to Venus
and the sun, desire rich, highly seasoned foods and in large quantities.
With Mars in the 5th house this man loves
to share with his friends. But while this generosity may have been good for
others and he has made people
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happy by tickling their palates, the result has been
disastrous to himself. His health could not withstand the onslaughts made upon
the body by high living.
To find in what part of the body the damage
done by excess of food will show, we look for the strongest afflictions. We find
Mars in Cancer, ruling the stomach, square to the moon and Saturn, which are in
the sign of Libra, Libra having rule over the kidneys. We also find Saturn in
conjunction with and parallel to the moon. The moon rules the white fluids of
the body and the lymph. Saturn being the afflicter would as a result resist the
free flow of these fluids. As Jupiter, the planet ruling the arterial blood, is
in its own sign of Sagittarius, near the Midheaven, in opposition to the
nervous, excitable, and spasmodic Uranus in the Mercurial sign of Gemini, and as
Mars is parallel to both Jupiter and Uranus, we find an obstructed arterial
circulation with the lymphatic circulation also impaired.
When the man is continually breaking the
laws of health by excessive eating, we may expect that the break must come some
time. In 1906 while the progressed sun was in conjunction with the radical
Uranus in Gemini and the progressed moon was making a square to Mars and an
opposition to both the moon and Saturn radical, this man was taken down with a
severe attack of pneumonia. In 1907 the progressed sun reached the opposition to
the radical Jupiter. This was followed in 1912 by the progressed moon in
conjunction with the radical Mars in Cancer. During that same year the
progressed moon afflicted by square its own place at birth and the radical
Saturn, both in Libra. This brought on a severe attack of kidney trouble and
constriction in the ureters, which interfered with the waste water passing from
the kidneys to the bladder.
At the age of thirteen, when the progressed
moon had reached the sign of Aries, and during its transit through this sign, it
came to a conjunction with the radical Neptune, an opposition to the radical
moon and Saturn, a square to Mars, and a conjunction with the Dragon's Tail.
This brought on trouble with the ears and continual headaches and earaches. When
the moon reached the conjunction with the radical Mercury and the retrograde
progressed Venus in Taurus, inflammation of the mastoid cells developed. The
doctors operated on the mastoid bone twice, draining the pus which had formed in
the mastoid cavity. These operations left the patient with a chronic headache
and impaired nerves.
If this man had been taught that he should
eat to live instead of living to eat he might have been saved much suffering.
Female, born April 19, 1888, 4:30 P.M.
Judging the mind first as usual,
we find that Mercury is in conjunction with Venus and trine to the moon and
Jupiter in fiery signs. Thus all the three significators of mind may be said to
be in trine. Jupiter is in a measure concerned in the mental makeup because he
is ruler of the ninth sign, Sagittarius, and from him come the benevolent
impulses which are gradually lifting humanity from savagery through civilization
It is at once apparent that we have here a
person of unusually fine mentality. Even the conjunction of Saturn with the moon
is very beneficial, for as we have often said before, the nature of Saturn is
obstruction, and when he lays his restraining hand upon Mercury or the moon, it
helps to steady the flighty mind and gives power of concentration. At the same
time, of course, there is a tendency to melancholy connected with any of the
aspects of Saturn to the significators of mind. Therefore it may be said that
those who have the greatest and deepest minds are usually of a sad disposition.
This woman is not of a deliberative nature,
however. She does not moan her days away over the sorrows and sufferings of the
world for there are cardinal signs upon the angles and Mars is conjunction
Uranus in the first house. This gives here a very impulsive and restless nature.
She has the mind to see where reforms are needed, but the nature of her effort
to carry out these reforms depends upon her station in life, with which we are
not acquainted. If she had been born into a broad environment where wealth,
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position, and influence were at her command, she would
have been a powerful factor, felt in a wide sphere; but if she was born in a
financially cramped environment, she would be correspondingly hampered by its
circumstances. However, no matter where she is her influence is bound to be
felt, and she will endeavor to revolutionize things with the inevitable result
that she will wear herself out in her efforts for improvement.
As a chain always breaks at the point where
the weakest link is found, so it is also with the human life. Uranus, the planet
of spasmodic, uncontrolled action is in opposition to Mercury, the planet which
governs the cerebro-spinal system, showing that there will be a nervous
breakdown whenever great strain is put upon the body. Saturn, the planet of
obstruction, is in conjunction with the moon in the sign that governs the heart,
Leo, and it is square to the sun, ruler of Leo. Thus it is evident that the
heart action is very poor and there is an inability to specialize the vital
force from the sun, also a poor circulation. In fact, the chart shows the
possibility of a condition which can only be described as a general breakdown
from overwork and nervous tension, affecting every organ in the body, for Uranus
and Mars in Libra will interfere with the action of the kidneys, the sun
afflicted in Taurus will act upon the throat, and the rectal elimination,
governed by Scorpio, will be interfered with. This condition has finally
It is almost needless to say that in such a
case as this, absolute rest, mental and physical, is necessary, preferably on a
diet of fruits, for it is very detrimental to force food into a system that is
in such a shape as this one. An Aquarian nurse whose Saturn is not in Libra or
Pisces would have a quieting and beneficial influence. But even though relief is
given and a cure effected, persons with this nature and temperament are bound to
work themselves to death some time sooner or later. Nothing that one can say or
do to educate them to the fact that they should take things quietly in order
that they may last will have any effect, for the spasmodic urge of Uranus and
the dynamic energy of Mars on the Ascendant will outweigh any consideration
because there are cardinal signs on the angles. This woman is bound to work even
if she knew that she would drop dead the next minute. There is no doubt,
however, that she is bound to benefit very much in soul growth even if the body
is destroyed in the process.
Male, born September 21, 1863, noon.
In this horoscope Saturn is in
conjunction with Mars and Venus. Neptune is in opposition to all three, and the
moon is square Saturn and Venus. Mars, the planet of impulse, causes the native
to see red on the slightest provocation, and were he left alone there would be
absolutely no chance of restraining him save by putting him in a
straight-jacket, particularly as the sun is square Uranus, which would intensify
the impulsiveness and obliterate reason. But the saturnine ray is sufficiently
effectual to wet-blanket most of the erratic tendencies for he is in the sign of
his exaltation, Libra, and highly elevated.
Mercury in conjunction with Jupiter, both
elevated and in trine to Uranus, shows us that there is a wholesome, kindly, and
religious side to the mind. From Mars comes the readiness to take offense even
where no reasonable ground for it exists; Saturn will cause the native to brood
over injuries whether they be real or fancied; but Jupiter will endeavor to
instill charity and judgment. It is apparent, however, that the forces which
tend to accentuate the evil side of the nature are the strongest and that it is
a hard and uphill fight for the higher nature.
Saturn in the first part of Libra, the sign
ruling the kidneys, acts in such a manner that the secretion of urine is
obstructed. Mars there causes inflammation. The conjunction of Saturn with
Venus, the latter governing the venous circulation, reveals the fact that the
branch of the portal system which conducts the blood from the kidneys is
obstructed, and the square
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of Saturn to the moon diminishes the amount of urine
secreted. Neptune in opposition to Saturn shows clearly a mental cause,
irritability and worry, interfering with nerve action. Thus renal calculi are
formed, and the person is subject to one of the most painful maladies
To help a person of this nature we must
invoke the aid of Jupiter and Mercury trine Uranus. Mars is the great energizer
that impels to action, but Saturn in conjunction puts a damper on him, and the
native becomes indolent, averse to the exercise generally enjoyed by the
Sagittarians. We must therefore wake the native up to the urgent necessity for
exercise and plenty of it. The moon in Capricorn acts in the opposite sign,
Cancer, ruling the stomach, and because it squares Saturn in Libra, the sign of
the kidneys, it interferes with the secretion of urine. Hence the necessity for
the regulation of the diet. Nothing of an irritating or unduly stimulating
nature should be eaten.
The best healer for this person would be
one who has Leo rising, as that is in harmony with Sagittarius. Aries is second
choice for the reason that an Arian may be too rough and arouse antagonism
without so intending. Neither should have Saturn in Sagittarius or Taurus, these
being on the cusps of the patient's first and sixth houses respectively.
Female, born March 24, 1845, 5:06 A.M.
In judging the case presented in
this horoscope our first care, as usual, is to find out what sort of mental
quality this person has, for always we must remember that the mind is the maker
of the body. Therefore the wisest doctors now use harmless pills and helpful
Mercury and the moon, the two particular
significators in respect to mind, are in opposition. The moon is also in
opposition to the sun, Jupiter, and Uranus. Mars is square to the sun, moon,
Jupiter, Mercury, and Uranus. Thus the person is extremely erratic, vacillating,
and torn between different purposes. There is only one redeeming feature,
namely, Saturn trine the moon and sextile Jupiter. Were it not for these
aspects, which steady the mind, the native would likely have gone insane. Take
now in conjunction with the foregoing remarks the fact that four common signs
are on the angles and you will understand that she is extremely difficult to
handle mentally. She is one of those unfortunate weaklings afflicted with a
wishbone instead of a backbone. The sun square Mars makes her impulsive, also
the adverse aspects from cardinal signs give a certain surplus energy which
manifests as impulse. But she lacks the persistence to carry out her impetuous
The affliction of Jupiter indicates faulty
circulation, and naturally we judge the presence of Saturn in Aquarius as an
indication of obstruction in that place, for the diseases to which the human
body is heir are found in the weakest spot, and Saturn usually marks this.
Aquarius governs the lower
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limbs, and the presence of Saturn there shows us that
the obstruction of the circulation is at work in that region. Moreover, Mars has
progressed to the conjunction of Saturn in Aquarius, and both are in the twelfth
house, the house which indicates confinement. Therefore we may judge that the
person is afflicted with a severe case of impeded circulation, and it is no
surprise to learn that her legs are numb and cold, that she cannot use them
properly, and that she is confined to her bed on that account.
The moon in Libra, which rules the kidneys,
and her opposition to Jupiter shows that the renal circulation is out of order,
and the presence of so many planets in Aries, which governs the head, is a sure
indication that there is a riot of conflicting forces there. Thus because of the
afflictions of these planets we have a case of sleeplessness, extreme
nervousness, and the irritability given by Uranus. The blood runs riot in the
upper part of the body, and there is too little in the lower.
As the native is well along in years there
is not much to build upon, but an effort should nevertheless be made to
stimulate the kidneys. The secretion of urine is often totally stopped by the
opposition of Uranus, Mercury, and Jupiter to the moon in Libra. This leaves
deposits of poison in the system, and as long as these are not eliminated the
person will be weighted down by a heavy and sluggish feeling which makes the
body seem as if it were made of lead. Great care should be taken to soothe and
calm this woman as every bit of anger or irritability makes elimination more
difficult and causes more poison to collect in the system. A healer who has
Scorpio rising and who does not have Saturn in Aquarius, Pisces, or Leo would
have a beneficial effect.
Female, born October 21, 1886, 11:00 A.M.
When we note that the moon and
Mercury, which are significators of the mind, are squaring each other from fixed
signs, it is at once evident that this patient will be rather set in her
opinions and on that account difficult to handle. A person with Leo or Aries
rising whose Saturn is not in Gemini would probably have the best success in
making her obey orders. Saturn, the planet of obstruction, in Cancer, the sign
which rules the stomach, shows that the digestion is poor, and his square to the
sun, Jupiter, and Venus placed in the sign Libra, which rules the kidneys,
indicates that there is difficulty in the removal of the waste material through
these organs. The sun being close to the cusp of Scorpio, the sign which rules
the rectum, further accentuates the trouble of elimination, showing that the
person is subject to constipation.
It should be noted that when the
significator of bladder trouble is in the fore part of the sign Libra, the
difficulty will usually be found in the kidneys themselves, but if in the latter
part of Libra, the bladder will be affected. Thus, following out this line of
judgment we may know that as of the sun is in 28 degrees of Libra, the trouble
will be found more in the bladder than in the kidneys. The square of the moon to
Mercury in Scorpio shows that there is nervous trouble in the rectal region.
Altogether the various signs and aspects which we have enumerated show that this
person is suffering from constipation and bladder trouble.
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This is not all. We find Mars, the planet
of surgery, conjunction Antares. When one of the malefics is placed near the
nebulous spot Antares, Sagittarius 8, and either of the lights are afflicted,
trouble with the eyes is quite certain to result. In this horoscope both the sun
and moon are afflicted, one by a square of Saturn, the other by a square of
Mercury. We may therefore judge that this woman will have trouble with her eyes,
and as Mars is placed in the twelfth house, which rules confinement in hospitals
or kindred places, it is evident that she is facing a grave danger from that
It is also plain from the horoscope that
Saturn in Cancer is at the root of all the trouble by obstructing the digestion,
and if we can once convince the patient that right living is the key to health,
it may not be too late to restore the tone of the system. It will probably be
very difficult to so convince her on account of her fixed mental attitude
indicated by the square of the moon and Mercury in fixed signs.
A diet of coarse food consisting of whole
wheat bread and vegetables which have a great deal of fiber in them will be
necessary to stimulate the peristaltic action of the bowels. Asparagus and other
foods which act on the kidneys, with plenty of lettuce and spinach, which are
full of iron, will help to tone the system up so that in time elimination will
become normal and then the eyes will grow better.
Female, born December 28, 1885, 11:55 P.M.
The patient in this case is
suffering from diabetes, a disease in which the food is turned to sugar in
excess of the requirements of the body, and this product is eliminated in the
urine. Here we find Jupiter on the Ascendant in the sign Libra, which governs
the kidneys, conjunction and parallel Uranus, and square the sun and Saturn, the
latter in the sign Cancer, which rules the stomach. We also find that the sun is
square the moon in Libra, and parallel and opposition Saturn. Thus it is very
evident that the stomach and kidneys are the weakest links in the chain of the
body, and therefore we may look for disease in these organs.
Jupiter afflicted and on the Ascendant
denotes one who is too fond of good things to eat, a glutton. The conjunction
with Uranus tells us that this person is not satisfied with quantity alone but
desires her food to be superfine in quality and to be excessively seasoned.
Saturn, the planet of obstruction, being in Cancer, the sign governing the
stomach, interferes with digestion. Consequently the food cannot be entirely
assimilated, and some of it must be expurgated from the system or it will cause
a clogged and poisoned condition. Jupiter has rule over the liver, where the
sugar usually required in the economy of the body is manufactured but he is
sorely afflicted by a square of Saturn and the sun. Consequently this activity
is abnormal, and as Jupiter is placed in the sign of the kidneys, Libra, he
allows the sugar to slip out in the urine, thus giving rise to the symptoms
which we diagnose as diabetes. There is also a throat affliction because
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Neptune is in Taurus, the sign that governs the throat,
afflicting Venus, the ruler of Taurus.
When we look to the inner causes of this
disease in our endeavor to find a remedy we note that Saturn is elevated and
afflicting the sun and Jupiter. This makes the person morose and irritable,
given to looking upon the dark side of life and to finding fault with everything
and everybody. The ductless glands are centers of important spiritual activity.
An afflicted Neptune in Taurus and an afflicted Uranus in Libra interfere with
the activities of the thyroid gland and the adrenals.
Before such a person can be really cured
she must experience some kind of a shock or be taken into an entirely new
environment and more cheerful surroundings. A healer with Gemini or Aquarius
rising whose Saturn is not in Pisces would probably have the most beneficial
Female, born February 24, 1863, at 9:50
The horoscope of this woman has
the sign of Libra on the Ascendant, with cardinal signs on the four angles, and
Leo intercepted in the 10th house. These are all signs of strong feeling. The
cardinal signs are the favorites of the universe, for the sun's entrance into
these four signs marks the four seasons. People with the cardinal signs on the
angles feel more keenly, live more intensely, and as a result suffer more than
The ascending sign of our patient is that
of Libra, with Jupiter retrograde on the Ascendant. Jupiter is parallel to the
sun, but its being retrograde naturally weakens the effects of this planet. We
find Jupiter in the latter degrees of Libra, a Venusian sign, and Venus and the
sun in the Jupiterian sign of Pisces; usually under such conditions the body
taken on an abundance of flesh after middle life. This woman was of immense
size, weighing over two hundred pounds, which is indicated by the above
positions, also by Jupiter on the Ascendant and Mars in Taurus sextile to Venus
in Pisces. Venus being in the fifth house, this woman found great pleasure in
good things to eat and wanted her food in large quantities. This naturally
caused her to put on much flesh.
Neptune, the planet of mysteries,
representing hidden or occult things is in Aries in the 6th house, sextile to
the moon. The 6th house rules labor and the 10th house the vocation. The moon is
the ruler of the 10th house, and together with Neptune indicates the vocation
which this woman would choose. It is thus clearly indicated that she was a
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She was reported to be a very good one,
which is shown by the moon sextile to Neptune and trine to Saturn, the 6th, 8th,
and 12th houses being involved. Uranus being trine to Mercury, she would seek
reasons for spiritualistic phenomena, also because Mercury is in the
intellectual sign of Aquarius. Uranus is in the mercurial sign of Gemini, a sign
of intellectuality, and Uranus and Mercury are therefore in mutual reception,
which is conducive to much sympathy between these two planets. What is meant by
"mutual reception" is that these planets have exchanged signs; Uranus
is in Mercury's sign, and Mercury is in the Uranian sign. These two planets as a
result have a strong influence on the life of the native. This woman conducted
classes in spiritualism and gave spiritualistic readings.
We find Venus and the sun in Pisces in the
5th house, the house of pleasure. Venus is sextile to Mars and has a weak square
to Uranus. This was clearly expressed in the woman's life, for she lived with a
man whom she introduced as her husband but to whom she had never been married.
This man was represented by the sun and Venus in Pisces and by Venus sextile to
Mars and in weak square to Uranus. The man was large, red-haired, and fond of
drink. He depended upon this woman entirely for his support, and they both lived
to eat, and to make merry upon the money which she earned as a medium. This kind
of a life may do for a while, but there comes a time when nature rebels, when
the vital organs refuse to stand the strain any longer, as in this case.
When the progressed Venus reached a
conjunction with Mars in Taurus and the progressed moon was in Aquarius, making
a square to Mars radical and to Venus progressed, the strain which the woman had
placed on her body by her riotous living found a weak spot in the kidneys, for
the chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Saturn usually shows the spot
where the weakness is apt to show itself. We find in this case Saturn in Libra
in opposition and parallel to Neptune. This woman called upon headquarters when
she was suffering very greatly from diabetes. It was, however, very difficult
for her to follow the diet laid down for her as she was accustomed to the
richest foods, which were taken in large quantities.
We are told in the Rosicrucian
Cosmo-Conception, page 269, that
when the Ego entered into possession of its vehicles, it became necessary to use
part of the creative force for the building of the brain and the larynx. The
latter was originally a part of the sex organ. The larynx was built while the
dense body was yet bent together in the bag-like shape which is still the form
of the human embryo. As the dense body straightened and became upright, part of
the creative organ remained with the upper part of the dense body and later
became the larynx.
It is always possible to make the lesson
stronger by using two horoscopes. In this case we will begin with the horoscope
numbered 8A, which is that of man born April 22nd, 1881, at 2 P.M.
The common sign of Virgo is on the
Ascendant and common signs on all the angles. In this horoscope we will show the
law of the vicious circle, which the doctors are so interested in and which is
so baffling, and how this law proves the truth of the statement quoted from the Cosmo-Conception.
We have Saturn, the sun, and Jupiter in
conjunction, and Saturn and Jupiter are parallel to the moon. Neptune is in
conjunction with Venus and both
Birth Chart No. 8A
are square the moon. All these planets except the moon
are in Taurus, the sign which has rule over the throat.
We find the planet of impulse, Uranus,
retrograde on the Ascendant in Virgo and in opposition to Mars. These planets
are in common signs and in angles. Thus they are strong by house position but
placed in weak- willed signs. Uranus and Mars give the desire for pleasure and
the gratification of the senses. Mars is sextile to Venus and Neptune in Taurus,
a sign which
Birth Chart No. 8B
makes one apt to drift along the same path, Taurus
ruling the sense of taste. Neptune and Venus in Taurus, square to the moon in
Aquarius, would lead to the habit of drink and also to irregular association
with women friends, for the moon is the ruler of the house of friends, the 11th.
We find no planets in Scorpio, the sign
which rules the generative organs, but Uranus afflicted by Mars gives a tendency
to venereal diseases. Syphilis was the net result. Therefore we may see that
Taurus which rules the throat and larynx, here expresses itself through the
opposite point of the vicious circle of the fixed signs, namely Scorpio, ruler
of the generative organs. The moon in Aquarius, the third point of the circle,
is also a contributing factor in the situation.
In the second case we will use a plain
figure, as the hour of birth is lacking. This is the horoscope, numbered 8B, of
a woman born November 12th, 1895.
In this figure we find Mercury, Mars,
Saturn, the sun, and Uranus all in the sign of Scorpio, which has rule over the
generative organs, with Saturn and Mars in conjunction and square to Jupiter.
The sun and Uranus are also in conjunction with each other and the sun is
parallel to Jupiter.
This woman had her tonsils removed at
puberty. The tonsils are ruled by Taurus. Due to Mars in conjunction with
Saturn, and the sun in conjunction with Uranus in the sign of Scorpio, she
unfortunately yielded to the vicious practice of abortion, which so weakened the
functions of the generative organs that removal of the ovarian tubes was
necessary. Here again we see the vicious circle of the fixed signs in operation,
Taurus and Scorpio being the points affected.
We may see by comparison of these two
horoscopes how the generative organs and the throat are closely in sympathy with
each other and that abuses of the function of one of them often express
themselves through impaired functioning of the opposite organ.
Female, born November 24, 1909, hour of
birth not known.
We will here illustrate how it is
possible to diagnose a disease correctly from a flat figure. It is, however,
impossible to predict the exact time of crises or to judge the strength of the
will of the patient, for those with a common sign on the Ascendant some times
become hopeless invalids if planetary aspects are also weak, while one with
fixed signs on the angles (especially with the vital sun sign Leo ascending),
even if the planets are weak, will often through the determination and will
power of the fixed signs overcome adverse conditions. The Taureans, however,
although under a fixed sign, sometimes allow fear to throw them into a chronic
condition of ill health which with the fixed and stolid nature of this sign it
is very difficult to overcome.
In this lesson we shall deal largely with
the ductless glands, upon which science has spent so much time, though it has
been unable as yet to arrive at a full understanding of these little organs. We
will deal particularly with the thyroid gland, which is under the rule of
Mercury and in which
Birth Chart No. 8C
science is greatly interested, the thyroid glands of
goats and monkeys having been grafted into men to rejuvenate them.
In the above horoscope we find Saturn, the
planet of obstruction and crystallization and ruler of the pneumogastric nerve,
in conjunction with the moon, which rules the uterus, ovaries, and sympathetic
nervous system. Venus, the planet ruling the sign of Taurus, the throat, also
rules the thymus gland, the organ through which the child receives the parental
blood necessary to build the body. This gland has especially to do with the
development of the reproductive organs. At puberty the thymus gland atrophies,
and its work is then continued by the pituitary body, ruled by Uranus, which is
the higher octave of Venus. In this girl's horoscope we find the planets Venus
and Uranus in conjunction, square to Saturn and the moon, and in opposition to
the planet Neptune, which has rule over the pineal gland and which is the higher
octave of Mercury. Scientists have observed that the pineal gland has some
connection with the mind. Dr. J. S. Lankford stated in The New York Medical
Journal some time ago that "the pineal gland, which is at the base of
the brain, is a partly glandular and partly nervous structure, and is known to
be the center of all sensation and emotion; at the same time it rules and
directs all the activities of the whole system of ductless glands and the
vegetative nervous system, thereby governing all the functions of organic life.
It also serves as a communicating center between the brain and the other
Now, where we find the planets which have
rule over the nervous system and the brain in square and opposition, what can we
expect but that abuse of one kind or another will cause bodily disturbance! In
the case of this young girl, whose guardians called upon our Healing Department
for help, she had for some years been afflicted with the secret sex habit, of
which the guardians were unaware until apprised through our diagnosis. The
venous circulation is obstructed by the conjunction of Venus and Uranus. The
latter planet, according to The Message of the
Stars (page 573), "is
responsible for strange and abnormal growths which produce...freaks of
nature." The thymus gland in this case has an abnormal growth caused by the
conjunction of Venus with Uranus, which created too much blood for the
development of the generative organs in childhood. This in turn created a
disturbance in the parts of the body ruled by this gland.
We are told by the doctors that the pineal
gland (under Neptune) rules and directs all the ductless glands. Max Heindel has
been alone in his claim that Neptune is the higher octave of Mercury, the latter
planet having rule over the thyroid gland. Other astrologers have claimed that
Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. But science corroborates our contention
that the pineal gland has rule over the mentality. The COSMO- CONCEPTION states
that this was at first an organ of sensation and orientation, and that when it
began to withdraw into the head, the division of the sexes began to take place
and the brain and larynx were developed.
Dr. Lankford further states that the large
amount of sugar consumed by humanity overdevelops and overstimulates the pineal
gland. The truth of this has been shown in our experience with cases in which
Neptune was afflicted and especially where the afflictions were such that the
patient had to overcome unnatural sex desires. These patients invariably were
heavy sugar eaters. Sugar in excess as well as liquor is a false stimulant and
excites the ductless glands, which when overstimulated are responsible for sex
degeneracy. This young girl by years of abuse had dissipated the vital fluids
that were necessary to help build the brain, and consequently at the age of
eleven she was afflicted with epilepsy, which is a disease caused by abnormality
of one of the ductless glands. The doctors could not find the cause and wished
to remove the tonsils. When there is an abnormal exercise of the sex function or
unexpressed unnatural desires, the throat, and especially the tonsils and the
larynx, are often enlarged and swollen. Oh, what a pity that all surgeons and
the doctors of all schools do not have a knowledge of diagnosis by the wonderful
science of astrology to combine with their own science!
In order to help a case such as the one
under consideration it is first necessary to remove the cause, which is to help
this poor girl overcome her unnatural desires. The diet must be changed; all
highly seasoned food, condiments, eggs, and especially sugar, must be
eliminated, and the vegetables which contain elements that work directly upon
the nervous system should be used, such as celery, onions, parsley, lettuce, et
cetera. This body should be kept clean by bathing and dry rubbing, and plenty of
exercise in the fresh air and sunshine should be taken. It will be difficult at
the girl's present age to build up the brain, which is very undeveloped. Young
people who have dissipated their vital fluids between the ages of seven and
fourteen when the creative force should be used for the development of the brain
will seldom be very bright mentally. The physical body, however, can be built
up, and if the habit is overcome before the age of twenty-one, there is hope
that by careful living the brain can be developed, giving an average mentality.
Female, born July 30, 1896, hour not known.
Two horoscopes will be used in
this lesson in an endeavor to illustrate how the planets show when disease may
be the result of breaking the laws of nature in former lives, and how the seeds
that have been sown by past sins will bring their fruits in this life.
The first horoscope is that of a woman
whose hour of birth is not known. Nor is it necessary for diagnosis in a
horoscope with planets so strangely grouped and in the fixed signs. We will set
the figure with Aries on the Ascendant. We find Mercury, sun, Venus, Jupiter,
and the Dragon's Tail all in the fifth sign, Leo, which represents the pleasures
of the native. We find Mars in Taurus in its detriment, the sign in which this
planet of dynamic energy shows its most evil tendencies. This planet is
afflicted by the opposition of the licentious Uranus and the obstructive Saturn.
These last named planets are in conjunction and in the fixed sign of Scorpio.
These three malefic planets, Mars, Uranus, and Saturn are also square to the
planets in Leo.
Here we find a very heavy debt of destiny.
In the Rosicrucian teachings we are told that we lay the foundation in this life
upon which we shall build the structure of future lives. This woman in her
previous life had developed a very powerful desire nature, which in this
embodiment was very hard to keep under control. Venus in conjunction with the
sun and Jupiter
Birth Chart No. 8D
and square to Uranus and Saturn in the sign of Scorpio,
also Mars, the planet which has rule over the desires, square to Venus and
Jupiter, all lead to free love and clandestine attachments, with the result that
this poor woman has contracted that dread disease, gonorrhea, which has resulted
in tuberculosis of the pelvic and hip bones.
Now planets impel but they do not compel.
This woman by her former living had attracted to herself these planetary
afflictions, but she was not impelled to respond to their weakness, for we find
the moon well aspected, making a sextile to Neptune and a trine to Jupiter,
Venus, sun, and Mercury. Neptune is also sextile to Venus and Jupiter. If the
woman had used her will and followed the desire to live right which naturally
must have come to her from time to time, she could have transmuted this seeming
evil into good. But the path of sensual pleasure was so much broader and so
alluring, while the upward path meant self-surrender!
Male, born August 13, 1920, 1:18 A.M.
The second horoscope is that of a young boy
born with the dread disease with which the woman in case No. 8D was afflicted.
The boy's poor little body at birth was covered with sores, and in the early
part of November of the birth year this poor soul passed out under great
Now as regards the man who does not
understand and believe in rebirth and the law of consequence this last case
would be apt to disturb his faith in God, who to him might appear cruel and
unjust to have visited this suffering upon an innocent babe. But when the
occultist who has a knowledge of
Birth Chart No. 8E
astrology seeks an answer to this seeming injustice, he
finds Uranus in Pisces, the 12th house sign of self-undoing, near the Midheaven
and in opposition to Saturn, which is in the 4th house. These two planets
represent the parents and show that this soul had sinned in its previous lives
in such a manner as to be attracted to parents who were afflicted with the above
We also find Mars in the sign of Scorpio,
square to Neptune, sun, and moon, which are in the fixed sign of Leo, the
natural 5th house sign of pleasure. This soul had passed out of its former
embodiment in a manner very similar to that of the woman with the first
horoscope. The parents were only the instruments through which it received its
How strangely the threads of life cross one
another, weaving in and out with the threads of other persons' lives we have
wronged, and who then must be the means through which we learn our lessons.
"The mills of God grind slowly,
But they grind exceeding small."