A Guide To Healing
Augusta Foss Heindel
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Male, born April 5, 1896, 4:00 A.M.
Pisces, a watery and negative sign,
is on the Ascendant, and the ruler, Jupiter, is in another watery sign, Cancer,
29-18. Planets that are in the last three degrees of a sign are not as helpful
and active as when they are less advanced in the sign. They act in the same
manner as a ball thrown with force; by the time it reaches its destination it
has to some extent lost its speed, and the greater the distance it travels the
less its force. So we find that planets situated in the last three degrees of a
sign partake partly of the sign in which they are placed and also of the one
following, giving a mixed vibration; therefore they express the nature of two
signs. In this horoscope Jupiter is in the 5th house, pleasures, and trine to
Mercury, the planet of reason, which is in the impulsive and martial sign of
Aries. The moon, the ruler of the 5th house is in the 11th house, ruling friends
in the sign of its fall, Capricorn, and in sextile to the planet of love and
pleasure, Venus. When this last named planet is on the Ascendant the native is
very apt to drift into the pleasure-loving path, the path of the senses. He is
easily influenced by attention and flattery from the opposite sex. In this case,
the moon, a feminine planet, in the house of friends, indicates that this young
man's women friends will have the strongest influence in his life. Venus,
another feminine planet, on the Ascendant, afflicted by a square of Neptune, the
co-ruler of the Ascendant and the higher octave of Mercury, situated in the
mercurial sign of Gemini in the 4th house, indicates that his women friends will
lead him into paths of
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the senses and may destroy his love for the home, for
Venus is also trine to the restless and romantic Uranus and the materialistic
Saturn. These last named planets are retrograde and in the martial sign of
Scorpio, governing sex. Mars, the planet of passion, is in the fixed sign of
Aquarius, in the 12th house, that of self-undoing, and in square aspect to
Uranus and Saturn. Saturn and Mars are in mutual reception strengthening the
good or evil of these planets.
What do we find? It happens that this poor
young man's weakness and love for women have attracted licentious and free-love
companions, and the result is venereal disease which has poisoned the blood. An
with Venus, the planet ruling the venous circulation, on the Ascendant and
afflicted by the watery planet Neptune in the sign of the lungs, Gemini, quick
consumption is the result.
In February, 1919, the progressed moon
reached the conjunction of the radical Saturn, which brought on the lung
disease. In July, five months later, when the man called upon Headquarters for
healing, he was already in an advanced stage of galloping consumption. The
following month, August, the moon made a square to the inflammatory Mars, which
brought on hemorrhages.
Here we an see the influences of the planets,
their causes and effects. The relatives of this young man did not understand why
he should have contracted this disease of the lungs which worked so rapidly and
was so destructive. With the affliction from watery signs, the soil was well
prepared for the seeds which were sown through dissipation and thoughtlessness.
A case of this kind is very difficult to
heal, for with the negative Pisces on the Ascendant, and Saturn and Uranus, the
planets indicating impulse, yes, even stubbornness, in conjunction in Scorpio
and square to Mars, all in fixed signs, it is very hard to guide such a person
into safe channels. And we find both the lights afflicted, the moon in the
saturnine sign of Capricorn, showing determination and stubbornness, square to
the sun in the impulsive sign of Mars. Hence this young man would not listen to
reason. He would do as he pleased regardless of caution and advice. A life in
the open air with careful diet and pure surroundings would be the only cure; if
he would listen to reason and adopt it he might get well.
Male, born October 6, 1895.
Leo is on the Ascendant, and
Jupiter is just above the cusp of the first house, making a square aspect to
Saturn and Mercury in the sign of Scorpio. The moon in Taurus, its exaltation
sign, is in the 10th house and in opposition to Uranus, which is also posited in
its exaltation sign, Scorpio, ruling the generative organs. The moon so strongly
situated will have the greatest influence over the young man's life and health.
Being in opposition to the licentious Uranus, it will make him very free and
unconventional in his love affairs, and he will be attracted to women of a low
type. With the afflicted Jupiter ruling the arterial blood, and with Neptune in
Gemini in the 11th house, the house of friends, in square aspect to Venus, which
has rule over the venous blood, this young man is apt to be led into association
with undesirable women friends. As a matter of fact they are responsible for his
contracting a severe case of syphilis which poisoned the blood.
In 1914 we find the progressed sun in the
first degree of Scorpio, and the progressed moon in the sign Aquarius forming an
opposition to the Ascendant and the radical Jupiter in Leo. It is also coming up
to a square of the radical Saturn, Mercury, and Uranus in Scorpio. In this same
year two new moons afflicted the three latter planets. The one on January 26th
fell in five degrees of Aquarius in opposition to Jupiter and square to Saturn
and Mercury. On April 25th the new moon fell in four degrees of Taurus, square
to Jupiter and opposition Saturn and Mercury. This was the time when
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the venereal disease was contracted.
In 1918 the sun by progression formed a
square to the radical Jupiter in Leo, and in 1919 a conjunction with Saturn in
Scorpio. In the latter year, however, the progressed moon trined the Ascendant,
and on May 29, 1919, an eclipse of the sun in seven degrees of Gemini sextiled
the Ascendant. These vibrations no doubt saved the young man's life during the
adverse aspects of the progressed sun.
In 1921 the progressed sun came into
conjunction with the radical Mercury. On April 22nd the full moon eclipse fell
in two degrees of Scorpio opposing the transiting sun and Venus. At the same
time the transiting Mars was within orb of a conjunction with the radical moon
and in opposition to Uranus. In the spring of that year the young man submitted
to an operation for an abscess under the diaphragm, which after being opened was
a very long time in discharging, necessitating a drain tube. The doctors claimed
that the pus was from the lungs, but the patient denied ever having had trouble
with these organs. The horoscope shows, however, that the doctors' diagnosis was
correct, for Neptune in Gemini, ruling the lungs, afflicted by a square of Venus
from the common and earthy sign of Virgo, would obstruct the delivery of the
venous blood to the lungs, causing poor oxygenation. With the blood stream
polluted by the dread disease of syphilis and with both the arterial blood
(ruled by Jupiter) and the venous blood (ruled by Venus) obstructed, the weakest
organ, the lungs, would naturally receive the poison generated in the blood.
After the patient had somewhat recovered
from the operation he returned home. On April 25th, he was taken back to the
hospital (that was three days after the total eclipse of the moon in Scorpio)
with what at first was termed a case of mumps. The throat, jaw, and larynx were
very much swollen and inflamed. This condition was later diagnosed by some of
the doctors as actinomycosis, an infectious, chronic disease of cattle,
sometimes transferred to man. But there was a difference of opinion among the
doctors. Some held that the disease was cancer.
As the moon is the most heavily afflicted
planet in the natal chart, naturally when by progression in 1922 it reached the
opposition of the radical Saturn and Mercury and the square to Jupiter from the
10th house and the sign of Taurus, the disease reached a stage where the body
could no longer rid itself of the poisons which had been stored up during eight
years. There were two new moons in 1922 which helped to bring about the crisis.
On January 27th the new moon fell in Aquarius, seven degrees and eighteen
minutes, opposing the radical Jupiter and square to the radical Saturn and
Mercury. On April 27th the new moon fell in six degrees and nine minutes of
Taurus, square to Jupiter and in opposition to Saturn and Mercury. All these
afflictions were from or reacted upon the signs of Taurus and Scorpio. The
tonsils, the larynx, and the throat therefore received much of the pus generated
in the body. The result was death.
Had this young man, after he contracted the
disease, lived a life of abstinence from rich foods, tobacco, meat, liquor,
etc., he might have overcome it and perhaps have lived for a number of years.
But the poisons which were lodged principally in the lungs were increased by
more impurities generated through ignorance of diet.
Female, born July 29, 1881, 6:00 P.M.
Capricorn, the Saturnian sign of
the cardinal quadruplicity, is on the Ascendant, and the ruler, Saturn, is in
the 4th house, that of the home, in the determined, stubborn, persistent sign of
Taurus, making a square to the life-giving sun, in the fixed sign of Leo ruling
the heart. This has a tendency to obstruct the life forces. The vitality is low,
the heart action sluggish, especially as we find Jupiter, the planet ruling the
arterial circulation, afflicted by the conjunction of the fiery Mars. This is a
latent condition which will give the native much greater trouble after she has
reached the period of menopause. Her restricted heart action will then be more
troublesome than before.
When she called upon Headquarters for
healing in the early part of 1914, the progressed moon had reached the
opposition to the afflicted planets in the 4th house in Taurus. The doctor who
had been treating her for catarrh of the stomach and nervousness failed to
benefit her. She was very skeptical and did not believe in spiritual healing,
but friends who had been by
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the Invisible helpers persuaded her to write to
Headquarters for diagnosis. She did not ask for healing, but only wanted to know
what was the matter with her physically, stating that the doctor could not
understand the cause of her general poor health.
In our diagnosis we told her that she had
not developed normally. With the obstructing Saturn conjunction Neptune in the
sign of the throat, trouble was indicated at puberty, also restricted menses,
adenoids, and inflamed tonsils. This had a reflex action in the opposite sign of
Scorpio, which rules the generative organs, showing that these organs had never
become fully developed. Neptune has this tendency when afflicted, especially in
the sign of Taurus or Scorpio and in conjunction with or opposition to Saturn.
Then the generative organs are underdeveloped, and childbirth becomes very
severe and painful. This woman had four children, and at each birth her life was
despaired of. The result was uterine trouble.
A tendency to catarrh of the small intestine
is also indicated, for we have the moon, the ruler of the sign Cancer, the
stomach, placed in the sign Virgo, the small intestines, conjunct the spasmodic
Uranus, showing that there was spasmodic action of the intestines and that the
food was not properly assimilated. This aspect also interfered with the
digestion of food in the stomach, as the moon is the ruler of that organ; this
was aggravated by a square of the moon to Venus.
Uranus in conjunction with the ruler of the
7th house, the moon, shows inharmony in marriage. The husband as indicated by
this aspect is of a very nervous, irritable nature, fond of drink (Venus square
moon). A separation is shown. This woman acknowledged that she had had trouble
with her husband, that he had left her suddenly, and stated that she was
compelled to support her four children. One with Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter, and
Mars in Taurus afflicting one another has a tendency to be critical and severe
in the home, but at the same time of a very frugal, hardworking nature, not
saving oneself but always working beyond one's physical strength.
Due to the conditions noted this woman had
become a broken-down, nervous wreck, with severe uterine trouble and catarrh of
the stomach and intestines. She was not able to do a full day's work. Inside of
two months, however, through the aid of the Invisible Helpers she was able to
take a position, and she became a healthy, happy woman. We advised a rational,
careful diet, eliminating all liquids with meals, for one with the planetary
conditions noted likes to drink a great deal during meals. This is often
dangerous to one with poor assimilation, and where there is a lack of digestive
fluids in the stomach and intestines.
Female, born June 3rd, 1884, 9:00 P.M.
It is evident from the figure that
the native is of a very nervous, restless temperament, for Mercury, the planet
which rules the mind and the nerves, is in conjunction with its higher octave,
Neptune; this makes her very high-strung. Then we find Saturn, the planet of
obstruction, conjoined with the life-giving sun in the mercurial sign Gemini.
This diminishes the vital solar life currents which feed the nerves, so that
instead of assimilating a great among such as is necessary to feed the nerves of
a high-strung person, she gets less than the normal amount and therefore is
"on edge" and run down. Add to this that Mars, the planet of passion,
is square Mercury, the planet of mind, which makes her temper very short, and
that the moon, ruler of the imaginative mind, is square Venus, the planet of
love, and you will understand that this person is very unhappy and always out of
patience with her condition and environment.
Her trouble is due to the after effects of
childbirth. The astrological figure gives a very good description of the case.
Mercury is conjunct Neptune in the fifth house, which governs children,
indicating an abnormal condition. The planet of parturition, the moon, is in
mutual reception with and square to Venus. Mars in the eighth house, which
indicates the manner of death, is square to Mercury in the fifth house, ruling
children, which shows the use of instruments, loss of blood, and a great shock
to the nervous system in childbirth. She must have been near the door of death
at that time. But while Saturn conjunct the sun saps the life forces, he also
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imparts a tenacity of life. Such people, unfortunately
for them, do not die quickly; they linger in their agony, an almost unbearable
burden to themselves and other who must perforce live with them. No one is more
to be pitied. But the long years of invalidism shown by Saturn conjoined with
the sun in the sixth house, must be necessary to impart to the soul some quality
it lacks and has refused to cultivate in other and easier ways, otherwise our
Father in Heaven would never have taken such strenuous means to teach her the
From the healer's standpoint a case with
Saturn and the sun conjoined in the sixth house is almost, if not quite,
hopeless, especially if there is a fixed sign on the cusp, for the patient will
be antagonistic, skeptical, and recalcitrant to such an extent that he may more
than neutralize all efforts to aid nature in restoring harmony. The principal
work should be directed to cultivate in this patient a right understanding of
the spiritual cause of her condition. If she can be brought to pray for light to
see the lesson and for a chance to correct her mistake, whether in a past life
or the present one, the changed attitude of mind will cause a change in her
condition so that either a cure will be effected or a speedier release found in
In the meantime such a person should be
given food that will supply ether to feed the nerves. Milk, warm and fresh from
the cow, has this in abundance, and so have uncooked vegetables. Under the Law
of Compatibility a healer with Aries or Leo rising whose Saturn is not in
Gemini, would be best for this person.
Female, born February 7, 1866, 3:30 A.M.
Sagittarius is on the Ascendant in
this chart. On page 133 of The
Message of the Stars it states that this sign produces two distinct
classes, the high and lofty type which aims its arrow at the stars, and the type
which responds to the animal instincts and indulges the animal desires. The
latter type will not think of the future. Like a child it will enjoy itself to
the fullest, living only from day to day, never laying aside anything for a
rainy day. Give such a person a million dollars and he will become a pauper in
spite of it. His greatest enemies are his own appetites.
In the horoscope which we have under
consideration we find the ruler, Jupiter, in the sign of his fall, Capricorn, in
the first house. Jupiter is also conjunct the fiery Mars in its exaltation sign
of Capricorn. This gives Mars greater power for evil than otherwise. Planets
have a reflex action and often affect the signs opposite them, as in this case
where the sign Cancer receives the effects of Mars conjunct Jupiter. These
planets denote bulk, and when affecting the sign of Cancer the person is apt to
make a god of his stomach. His food must be of the very best, rich and highly
The ruler of Cancer, the moon, is afflicted
in the fixed sign Scorpio (which has rule over the generative organs) by a
conjunction of Saturn and a square of Venus and the sun. The moon is the planet
of fertilization, of impregnation, and when found in the sign of Scorpio in a
woman's horoscope it is an indication that she will be apt to have several
children. But when
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the planet of obstruction, Saturn, is also in this sign
and afflicted, the organs of generation are sometimes undersized, as in the case
of this woman. During the birth of her first and only child she was three days
in labor, suffering greatly. This left her with a great fear of childbirth, led
her to resort to abortion, the most dangerous and vicious of practices. Due to
the moon in Scorpio conception was frequent, and the native's great fear caused
her to employ means which destroyed the fetus. In the eyes of God she became a
murderess. The continued abuse later enveloped into a most dangerous case of
blood poisoning, which left her broken in health, a confirmed invalid.
Because of the rich food in which she had
for years indulged, her system was overcharged with poisons, and since Venus,
which has rule over the venous blood, and Jupiter, the arterial, were both
afflicted, all the impurities were attracted to that part of the body where
these planets were located, Capricorn and Aquarius. Sluggishness of the body is
always found in the parts corresponding to the signs in which Venus and Jupiter
are afflicted. There the ash is usually deposited. This woman was unable to walk
for five years before her death, which occurred in February, 1920. We have not
been able to ascertain the exact day of her death. We find the progressed moon
in February making a square to the radical Venus. The progressed aspects alone,
however, would not cause death. We must look for the exciting planets, the
transits. The full moon on February 4th fell in 14 degrees and 16 minutes of Leo
in opposition to the radical Venus and sun and square to the radical Saturn and
moon. These aspects, we think, were responsible for the native's demise.
How wonderfully accurate is diagnosis by the
planets! Each time this woman passed through a severe illness, which was quite
frequently, her relatives would report that it was a case of peritonitis. We
find, however, no affliction to the small intestines, but very severe
afflictions to the generative organs.
Female, born June 21, 1899, 5:30 A.M.
This horoscope is the figure of a
young woman who is the daughter of wealthy parents, as shown by the sun, which
is ruler of the second house, trine to Jupiter. We will first consider the
mental caliber, as that is the prime consideration in dealing with anyone. The
sun is in the twelfth house showing that the spirit in a certain sense is
imprisoned. The sun is in conjunction with the Dragon's Tail, which has a
saturnine influence and tends to further obstruct. These conditions rob life of
its joy and fill the soul with melancholy and fear, gloomy forebodings, and
thoughts of impending evil. Mars square to the moon, which is the life ruler,
shows rebellion against this condition. The square of Mars to Venus, however,
adds to the tendencies which rob life of its satisfaction. The trine of the sun
to Jupiter and the sextile of Mars to the sun, Mercury, and Jupiter are
mitigating influences which give some light and life to this poor soul's
existence. The comforts procured through the wealth of parents as indicated by
these aspects help to make life more tolerable than it would otherwise be.
With regard to the health denoted in this
figure, we find in the first
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place Cancer, a weak sign, on the Ascendant. Four planets
are posited in the twelfth house, which in this case denotes confinement upon a
sick bed. Saturn, in the sixth house, which has to do with health, is a
sufficient indication that this will be a life of suffering. Saturn, the
principal significator in this respect, shows that the ailments will be
deep-seated and chronic. The moon, which is the peculiar significator of health
in a woman's horoscope, is within six degrees of the sixth house cusp, adding
its testimony in the same direction. Mars square to the moon near the sixth
house renders the native liable to operations. The sun conjunction the saturnine
Dragon's Tail in the twelfth house makes such operations exceedingly dangerous
for she has not the vitality wherewith to withstand and recuperate. Moreover,
the sun in 1914 had progressed within orb of a parallel to Saturn at birth. Thus
the native had at that time less vitality than she had had in earlier years. As
the moon came into opposition to Saturn in the sixth house in October, 1913, we
may well conceive that the condition at that time became critical.
Mars governs the muscles and the motor
segment of the spinal cord. He is square to the moon, which governs the
sympathetic nerves, and also square to Uranus, which causes spasmodic movements.
Thus it is evident that the nerves are affected and that the young lady has no
dependable control over her limbs. Neptune governs the spinal canal, and it is
opposite Saturn, the planet of obstruction. This configuration occurs in the
signs of Gemini and Sagittarius, and in the sixth and the twelfth houses. It is
therefore evident that there is trouble in the spine--obstruction, as denoted by
The obstruction will be found in the region
indicated by the conjunction of Neptune, Sun, and Dragon's Tail in 24 to 29 of
Gemini, namely, the dorsal region. The doctors have been unable to diagnose this
case, and sad to say, it is incurable by any physical means. There is only one
method, namely, the dilation of the spinal canal by repeated manipulations FROM
WITHIN of the materialized fingers of the Invisible Helpers. As the young woman
has not applied to us for healing, we are sorry to say that we cannot touch her
case; but were it submitted to us, we should advise a healer having Scorpio
rising and with Saturn neither in Cancer nor in Sagittarius, letting the healer
put himself under the direction of the Elder Brothers, who would then do the
Male, born February 1, 1918, at 12:30 A.M.
We have here the horoscope of a boy
who has fixed signs on all four angles and the martial sign of Scorpio on the
Ascendant. Our first thought when looking at a horoscope for the diagnosis of
disease is to find if there is strength of will so that the patient will be able
to give the needed assistance to the healer, for if he has persistence to fight
for his life, if he will follow the instructions given by the healer, then the
healer has some cooperation and the task is not so heavy. The task is doubly
hard, however, in the case of a patient who has Saturn elevated in the 10th
house, conjunction with Midheaven, square the Ascendant, and with the stubborn
sign of Scorpio on the Ascendant. To effect a cure against the stubborn will of
such a patient might truly be classed under the head of miracles.
As a rule we look to the strongest malefic
planet when diagnosing from the horoscope. Here we find the obstructing and
restricting Saturn in conjunction with the Midheaven, also conjunction and
parallel Neptune and in opposition to the life-giving sun. Saturn is in the sign
of the sun, Leo, and the sun is in Saturn's sign, Aquarius. When planets are in
mutual reception, i.e., have exchanged signs, as we find Saturn and the sun in
this horoscope, and especially when they are also in angles and fixed signs,
then we may expect a most stubborn and deep-seated cause of disease.
We are told on page
619of The Message of the Stars that
Leo rules the spinal cord, and on page 566
of the same book that Neptune rules the spinal
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canal. In this horoscope we find 10 degrees of Leo
occupying the cusp of the 10th house and the life-giving sun in opposition to
Neptune, Saturn, and the Midheaven. Can we find a more pronounced affliction
than this, especially with Leo ruling the spinal column and Neptune the spinal
canal, the latter of which is filled with the spinal spirit fire, the life of
When we find this spirit fire obstructed by
Saturn and the sun, we may conclude that this affliction is the result of
serious wrongs committed in previous lives. The wasting of the vital fluids, the
abuse of the generative faculty, is a sin against the Holy Ghost and brings to
the Ego the most severe punishment, as in the case of this boy who was drawn to
parents who were fit instruments to give him a body which would cause the spirit
to suffer for past sins. And what a pitiful future faces him! He has never
walked nor talked. He must be fed, and he has positively no use of his body
The question may be asked, Is there any hope
for this boy? Yes, to a certain degree. The planet of reason, however, is weakly
aspected by only a semi-sextile to the sun and Uranus: therefore we may expect
little help from this quarter of the horoscope. But Mars, which is the ruler of
the Ascendant and the sixth house, both ruling the health, is the strongest and
best aspected planet in the horoscope. Mars is in the 11th house in Libra, in
conjunction with the moon, trine to Jupiter; and we may also say that Mars is
sextile to Saturn although seemingly out of orb, for Saturn is retrograding and
therefore throwing his influence towards Mars. Also we may expect that Mars will
receive some help from the life giving sun, the sun's orb being larger than that
of other planets.
When a patient has fixed signs on the four
angles and a well aspected Mars, he will make a greater effort to overcome than
one who has not these influences. This boy should be placed in the home of a
nurse who has Scorpio or Aries on the Ascendant, and away from the parents, for
the home, under the rule of the Father, is no place for him. With this change
and proper care he might be able to gain at least partial control of his body
and be able to walk and feed himself; but he will never be very bright mentally,
and will always to some extent be a charge to his parents.
Female, born March 17, 1889, 7:04 A.M.
The fiery and martial sign of Aries
is on the Ascendant, with Mars, the ruler of the horoscope, in its own sign in
the 1st house, giving great energy and impulse. Mars also in opposition to the
erratic Uranus will make this young woman unable to use moderation in anything.
But she will be like a skyrocket which is sent with great force into the air; as
soon as it has spent its energy it falls back to earth dull and lifeless. With
the life-giving sun, the ruler of the 6th house, sickness, in the negative and
watery sign of Pisces, and posited in the 12th house in opposition to the watery
moon which is in the house of sickness and in the earthy and common sign of
Virgo, this woman has not sufficient vitality to keep up with the impulse of the
double fiery influence on the Ascendant and is soon depleted in strength.
Mercury is sextile to Mars from the mental
and fixed sign of Aquarius. This makes the native very quick and active
mentally, but whatever she becomes interested in she takes up with such force
that the nervous system suffers. This is increased by Mercury square to its
higher octave, Neptune, in Taurus.
The sun afflicted and intercepted in the
12th house in Pisces, would indicate a very unhappy and restricted life in early
childhood. And as the moon, ruler of the 4th house, the home and the mother, is
afflicted, it would indicate that much of the restriction will come from this
We are told in the Rosicrucian teachings
that we are building the archetype in this life of the body we shall inhabit in
a future life, and
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that we are attracted to the parents who are physically,
mentally, and morally able to supply us with such a body. In this case this
young girl was attracted to a mother who was selfish and neurasthenic, for the
afflicted Moon in Virgo in the 6th house would represent the mother. The moon
also afflicts the small intestines, giving poor assimilation of food, which
lowers the vitality. We find Saturn, the ruler of the 10th house, representing
the Father, square to Venus in her own sign of Taurus, ruling the throat and
palate, which indicates that the Father was fond of the wine cup; he was, in
fact, a drunkard. This would corroborate the indications, shown by the afflicted
sun above the Ascendant, of a hard life with many privations in childhood.
Now let us see how the afflictions between
Saturn and Venus would affect the health. As Leo is the sign ruling the heart
and the spinal cord, Saturn, the restrictor, when placed in this sign, square to
Venus which rules the venous blood, causes a restricted circulation. It is
stated in The Message of the Stars, page
555, that Saturn in Leo gives a tendency to curvature and disease of the
spine. The physical body is the crystallized counterpart of the finer vehicles.
The vital body holds the physical atoms together. This vital body, which is
ruled by the sun, surrounds and interpenetrates the physical. If the sun in a
person's horoscope is afflicted, the vital fluid is obstructed and the vital
body becomes diseased, as this invisible force gains its entrance through the
spleen which is also ruled by the sun. Therefore, we can readily see that the
vital fluids were obstructed from childhood.
This young woman's case was diagnosed by the
doctors as tubercular disease of the spine, Potts' disease. In December of 1918
and January 1919 she had severe attacks of inflammation of the spine and has had
several spinal operations.
It will be very difficult to heal this
patient on account of her great impulsiveness and the wasting of vitality. With
sun and moon afflicted in the 6th and 12th houses, she will dissipate her
strength and will rebel at restraint.
She has Venus in the 1st house in Taurus,
trine to Jupiter on the cusp of the Midheaven. This with Neptune in Taurus
sextile to the sun should give wonderful musical ability and the faculty of
writing and improvising music. The impaired physical body and consequent
suffering will soften the nature and bring out the spiritual side. Neptune is
making a trine to the moon as a result of which this girl could develop talent
for the inspirational and spiritual side of music which would bring wonderful
soul growth. This soul will make greater spiritual progress in this one life of
suffering that she could in three ordinary lives with perfect health.
Male, born January 18, 1919, 12 Noon.
In this lesson we will try to show
how a doctor, who can only observe from outward and physical signs and who
depends for his diagnosis upon symptoms only, can err in his diagnosis, and how
the science of astro- diagnosis proves that functional weakness is shown even at
birth. "A chain is as strong as its weakest link," is a proverbial
expression, and so it is with the physical body. We may go along smoothly for
many years, seemingly in good health, when suddenly something goes wrong, a link
begins to weaken; the strain which we have been putting on our physical body
causes this weak place to give way.
This horoscope is that of a boy with the
fixed sign of Taurus on the Ascendant, and with the sun in Capricorn on the cusp
of the Midheaven. The life-giving sun, however, makes only a semi-sextile to
Mars and Uranus, besides its conjunction with the Midheaven, therefore the boy
cannot expect a great amount of help from this planet. We find Uranus in its own
sign of Aquarius, elevated in the 11th house, in conjunction with and parallel
to the dynamic Mars, and in opposition and parallel to the obstructive Saturn,
which is in the fixed sign of Leo and in the 5th house. We also find the moon in
the same sign, in conjunction with Saturn and in opposition to Mars and Uranus.
We are told in The
Message of the Stars, page 555,
that Saturn afflicted in Leo gives a tendency to spinal diseases and sclerosis
of the spinal cord. The moon has rule over the synovial fluid, and with its
affliction by Saturn, which has rule over the bony structures and the
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ligaments, and with the moon and Saturn both in the sign
of Leo, which has rule over the spinal column we may expect that the seat of the
trouble will be found in this latter region. Saturn dries up and causes atrophy.
Therefore we may diagnose this case as a lack of synovial fluid to lubricate the
vertebrae of the spine, also a loss of strength in the ligaments which connect
the spinal bones.
The result is that this child while healthy
and well formed, seemingly in moderate health, still was unable to bear his
weight on his legs. He would draw them up Each time that the nurse attempted to
teach him to stand. This affliction, which comes from fixed signs, will be a
most difficult one to overcome unless a miracle is performed through spiritual
healing, although by patient manipulation with olive oil over the spinal region
and a careful vegetarian diet the child may be helped to a very great extent.
Male, born December 13, 1868.
This horoscope leads to a very different
diagnosis. Having no hour of birth we use a flat figure. We find in this case
also the moon in
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conjunction with the obstructive Saturn, but in the sign
of Sagittarius ruling the hops. Saturn is in conjunction with and parallel to
Mercury, and square to Mars. In 1914, after a spell of typhoid fever, this man
was unable to walk without crutches. He could not stand without swaying. The
doctors believed this weakness to have its seat in the spinal cord, while
astrology diagnoses it as a drying up of the synovial fluid of the hip joints.
When the weight is put on the pelvic region by standing, stooping, or by any
strained position, the pelvic bones slip out of position and in turn press on
the sciatic nerve, which controls the sacral plexus and the limbs. A pressure on
this nerve may cause what is termed paralysis of the lower limbs.
A case of this kind, however, is curable. A
slight adjustment by an osteopathic physician or a chiropractor will eliminate
the pressure upon the sciatic nerve. Here we may see what a vast difference
there is between astro-diagnosis and medical diagnosis. The healer who has a
knowledge of the planets and their effect upon the physical body may find a
great difference in cases which may have the same outward or physical symptoms.
Also a knowledge of body adjustment is often very helpful.
Male, born March 6th, 1831, 4 P.M.
This is the horoscope of a man with
the fixed and fiery sign of Leo on the Ascendant, and the obstructing Saturn in
Leo in the 1st house.
Whenever Saturn is placed in an angle, a
fixed sign, or near the Ascendant, his influence is much more destructive than
elsewhere, especially when in the sign of Leo, which rules the heart. Then we
may expect that the person will be lacking in vitality. Especially so in the
case of this man as we find Saturn in square aspect to the dynamic Mars, and
Mars in its fall and near the cusp of the 10th house, where its destructive
influence may result in the greatest amount of damage, particularly as we find
these two afflicting and powerful planets in Leo and Taurus, two of the most
powerful signs in the horoscope. These planets are of opposite natures; Saturn
is cold and moist, while Mars is fiery, and dry. Consequently we may expect that
the body will suffer as a result.
The sun, the ruler of the Ascendant, is
posited in the 8th house, in the negative sign of Pisces, square to the moon.
Here again we find an indication of depleted energy and lack of vitality.
Now let us see how these afflictions work.
The 10th house indicates the
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the Father, and Mars afflicted by a square to Mercury and
Saturn, and in Taurus near the cusp of the Midheaven would indicate the death of
the Father by accident. At the age of twelve years when the moon passed the
Midheaven and the conjunction of Mars, the Father was killed by the falling of a
tree, leaving the mother and three small children penniless. This forced the
eldest boy, whose horoscope we are delineating, to help earn the wherewithal to
live. He was placed as an assistant to a blacksmith in the neighborhood, and was
compelled at the growing age of twelve years to do a man's work, wielding the
heavy sledge hammer. As a result the valves of the heart were not fully
developed. For years he suffered, and Each time he reached a state of financial
success, his health would break, forcing him to give up and change to another
climate for relief. Some doctors diagnosed his trouble as tuberculosis, others
as asthma. He had all the indications of asthma, but these spells would come and
go. Each winter while in the cold, eastern climate he spent some time in bed
with pneumonia or congestion of the lungs.
Here we see the effect of the affliction of
sun square moon from the two common signs of Pisces and Sagittarius. We find
Mercury in the fixed sign of Aquarius, in opposition to Saturn and square to
Mars in Taurus, the throat, which would give some tendency toward a nervous
contraction of the trachea.
Now we have found the afflicting planets
indicating valvular heart trouble and weak lungs, but the man died from an
abscess of the liver. Where do we find the indication of liver trouble? Mars in
Taurus is in his detriment. This planet is the strongest in the horoscope; in
fact Mars may be called the life ruler. When in the sign ruling the throat, it
gives a desire to tickle the palate and a thirst which often leads to strong
drink. In this case we find Mars sextile to the sun and trine to Neptune.
Neptune governs and sometimes predisposes to the use of drugs. This had its
result in an abnormal desire for strong, black coffee. Instead of quenching his
thirst with water, this man would drink cold coffee and in large quantities.
Mars in Taurus also gives an abnormal
appetite, indicating one who is apt to gourmandize. With the lowered vitality on
account of the affliction to the heart and poor oxygenation in the lungs, the
native was unable to do manual labor, thereby being unable to work off the
excess of food. Consequently the poor liver was worked over time and became a
receptacle for the poisons created by the excess of food which could not be
absorbed by the blood. Jupiter rules the liver; we find Jupiter in conjunction
with and parallel to Uranus in the 6th house, sickness, also parallel to the
moon. Naturally the liver would be sluggish and easily overtaxed.
If this man had lived normally, he could
have reached a ripe old age in spite of the planetary afflictions, for with Mars
elevated and sextile to the sun, with the moon sextile to Jupiter, and with
fixed signs on the angles there is no reason why he should have passed out at
the comparatively early period of middle life.
Male, born November 13, 1885, 8:52 P.M.
We will judge first the mental
caliber so that we may be better able to deal with our patient, for the basic
quality and trend of the mind have a great determining influence as to the way a
person views sickness, and we must be prepared to meet his ideas in such a
manner that we inspire confidence. Mercury rules the 3rd house, which governs
the lower mind. Its parallel to Saturn, the planet of obstruction, curbs this
flighty constituent of the personality and gives it depth, but this aspect also
gives a tendency to look at the dark side of things; pessimism and melancholy
are among its results. Mars in the mercurial sign of Virgo, square to Mercury,
makes the native cynical and quick to anger.
Saturn in Cancer, the sign of the stomach,
shows us that digestion is obstructed. His opposition to Venus and the square of
both to Uranus in Libra show that the venous circulation is also obstructed,
particularly that of the renal veins which carry the blood from the kidneys
(Uranus in Libra), and that part of the portal system which carries the blood
from the stomach (Saturn in Cancer), through the liver. Saturn rules the gall
bladder, and his position in Cancer, square Uranus in the sign of the kidneys
(Libra), shows the concretion of sediment in both of these organs. As brick is
baked clay, hardened by heat pent up in the kiln, so this sediment is burned
into gallstones and renal stones by the restraining action of Saturn when anger
is kindled by Mars. Inward impotent rage and vindictiveness which wait for an
opportunity to get even, the nursing of a grievance instead of letting
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anger have vent and then forgetting it, harmful though
that may be, are the true cause of one of the most painful maladies to which
flesh is heir.
The trine of Jupiter and Neptune show the
way of liberation through appeal to the higher nature, for there is a basic
benevolence that may be invoked. Physical treatments can and must of course be
given, but however effective they may prove for the time being, they are merely
palliative, for until the patient changes his mental attitude there can be no
real cure. Continued inward rage will form new stones to take the place of those
eliminated or dissolved by the treatment. To thoroughly impress this fact upon
the patient is the first duty of the astro-therapeutic health adjuster. The harm
has been done in the present case, and cultivation of serenity can only act to
correct. But if a configuration like this is noted in the horoscope of a child,
we ought to warn the parents so that this trait of nursing wrath may be
eradicated ere it gets a hold on the growing girl or boy. Prevention is always
better than cure. It is not enough just to help people to regain health; our aim
should be to teach them how to live in harmony with the laws of love and life
that they may never be sick. Until we thoroughly realize this and practice it we
are missing the greatest part of our privilege.
A person with Scorpio rising would be our
first choice when selecting a healer for this case; one with Taurus would come
next. But neither may have Saturn in the degrees of the signs included in the
patient's 1st or 6th houses. The treatments, both mental and physical, should be
given in the hour of the sun. Large doses of olive oil or copious draughts of
hot water would be of great assistance.
Male, born April 23rd, 1850.
No. 10C is the horoscope of a judge of the
Supreme Court, whose hour of birth we could not ascertain, but from events in
his life we judge that Capricorn would be on the cusp of the Ascendant. Although
the writer never met this man in person, yet from indications in the home he was
born some time near 9:30 or 10 P.M. This would place Jupiter and the moon in or
near the Midheaven or the 9th house which would correspond with his character,
for from reports of friends he was a very efficient and just judge. He had much
inharmony in his home, which would be indicated by Saturn and Uranus in Aries in
the 4th house, describing the wife as nagging and erratic. Saturn is square to
Mars in Cancer in the 7th house, again showing inharmony and quarreling with the
The Judge was also greatly troubled through
the weakness of an only son, who squandered his time in drink and immorality,
spending his money on the opposite sex. This is shown by the position of Venus
in the 5th house, governing children, also pleasures. Venus is very strong in
the sign of Taurus, which rules the palate and it is also sextile to Mars in
Cancer, ruling the stomach.
People with Capricorn rising and with the
ruler, Saturn, afflicted have a tendency always to see the dark side of life and
to brood over it, and when Saturn is square to Mars there is much temper but not
of the explosive kind. Capricorn people cannot as a rule forgive and forget.
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anger when continued for years will crystallize the bile
in the gall bladder, which will have a tendency to form into small stones,
causing intense pain while they are being eliminated. The Judge suffered from
these stones for nearly twenty years. About 1894 the progressed Saturn neared an
exact square to the radical Mars, which may have set the time for the beginning
of the forming of these stones. This patient passed into the higher life on
January 1, 1916, when the transiting Saturn had reached the square to its own
place at birth.
Female, born December 14, 1855, at 10 A.M.
This is the horoscope of a woman who has
Capricorn on the Ascendant, and the ruler, Saturn, is in the 5th house, square
to the inflammatory Mars. We have noted from a number of horoscopes in our files
of patients who have suffered from gallstones that they have had Saturn and Mars
conjunction or square. Saturn in this horoscope is in the house ruling children,
the 5th, and square to Mars in the 8th. This woman's troubles were caused by
aggravations by the children of her husband's first marriage, the stepchildren.
Note how clearly this is shown by Mercury and the sun in the 11th house, which
rules stepchildren, square to Neptune, ruler of the 2nd house. Anger and
inharmony arose in her home on account of her husband's finances, and as usual
the Capricorn nature would not forget and forgive, holding resentment within
until she paid the penalty in 1903 when she had the first attack of gallstones,
followed by another attack fourteen years later, about 1917. The progressed moon
was in Sagittarius in 1903 and in Gemini in 1917. The exact time of the illness
is not given, but the opposition and the conjunction of the progressed moon with
Saturn will no doubt register the exact time.
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This disease is one of the most painful of
afflictions. When the stones pass from the gall bladder, pressing through the
tiny gall duct which leads into the duodenum, they often get partly through this
duct but remain wedged in, causing intense suffering. A very safe and often most
beneficial remedy is to have ready one-half cup of olive oil and the juice of
one lemon. Set the alarm clock to go off at 3 A.M.; at that time drink all of
the oil followed by the juice of the lemon. Refrain from eating breakfast, and
eat very little during the day. Repeat this for three nights in succession, and
the third morning take a cathartic. A tablespoon of Epsom salts has been used by
some with excellent results. If this does not eliminate the gallstones, try the
remedy again about two or three weeks later.