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Filename: RC2021.TXT Source: "Astro-Diagnosis--A Guide to Healing" by Max & Augusta Foss Heindel [PAGE 938] THE THROAT: NO. 3A-B--TONSILS--ADENOIDS: Male, born March 20, 1911, 3:10 P.M. Figure No. 3A has Leo rising, with the ruler, the sun, in conjunction with and parallel to Mercury in the 8th house, and in the 12th house sign of Pisces. This position and aspect of the ruler would deplete the vitality and create nervousness. The boy would be easily disturbed and of a fretful nature. This would interfere with the assimilation of food in the small in- testines, for the conjunction of Mercury an the sun would have an effect in the opposite sign of Virgo, the intestines. But we find another affliction which will have a much more evil effect upon the health. Mars, the planet of dynamic energy, also hot and fiery by nature, is posited in the airy and nervous sign of Aquarius and in the 6th house, ruling sickness. Mars af- flicted in this saturnine sign shows an evil side. We find him square to the obstructive Saturn in the 9th house and in the sign of Taurus, ruling [PAGE 939] the throat and the tonsils. Wherever we find Saturn, especially when af- flicted, we may expect restriction, crystallization, and lack of fluids, and with a square aspect to Mars, the planet causing fevers and inflammation, what can we expect but a disturbed condition of the throat, -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 3A ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Taurus 17 SUN: Pisces 29:08 SATURN: Taurus 4:37 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Gemini 23 MOON: Sagitt. 5:18 URANUS: Capricorn 28:31 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Cancer 26 MERCURY: Pisces 29:30 NEPTUNE: Cancer 18:48R ] [ ASCENDANT: Leo 24:14 VENUS: Aries 26:14 DRAGONS' HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Virgo 17 MARS: Aquarius 5:06 Taurus 12:17 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Libra 13 JUPITER: Scorpio 13:59R DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Scorpio 12:17 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- a swelling of the tonsils? The affliction coming from fixed signs, and Mars being in the 6th house, sickness, the trouble will be somewhat dif- ficult to overcome, for this physical weakness was brought over from a former life in which the soul had broken the laws of nature. A case of this [PAGE 940] kind is often the result of abuses of the most sacred function of the body, that of the generative organs. The results of abortions, or abuses of like nature, are often brought back into the next embodiment producing weakened organs. This boy could be helped greatly by manipulation and massage to keep the circulation normal. The Piscean sun, conjunction Mercury, requires a quiet and harmonious environment which we fear he will not have. Jupiter in Scor- pio supplies good food and plenty of it which, however, he should not in- dulge in to excess. A simple vegetarian diet will be most necessary for him. Saturn in Taurus would indicate that one of the parents will be apt to interfere with his freedom too much. A Leo can be ruined by the "don'ts" of a saturnine parent, and the boy would suffer in health as a result of this restriction by one parent and overindulgence of the other. [PAGE 941] NO. 3B: Female, born May 22, 1915, 3:22 A.M. Horoscope No. 3B is that of a little girl who suffered from the same ill- ness as in the case of 3A, vis., the swelling of tonsils, adenoids, etc., but with very different astrological afflictions. This shows how invaluable the study of astrology would be to the physician in his diagnosis and that it is absolutely dangerous to treat each case alike. What will heal one might be dangerous to another. Here we have another fixed sign on the Ascendant, Taurus, ruling the throat, with its ruler, Venus, near the cusp of the 1st house and sextile to Saturn, but square to Neptune and in conjunction with Mars. The symptoms would be very similar to those of 3A, but the trouble is from a different source. We find Saturn, the planet of obstruction, in the sign of Cancer, the stomach. Although this planet is not afflicted, yet wherever he is placed, or whatever organ he rules over, there we may find a lack of fluids. Saturn "dries up" and when he is in Cancer the appetite is abnormal and digestive fluid is lacking. He craves the things that are detrimental and refuses those which the body needs, and is very apt to gourmandize when the palate is tickled with pie, cake, candy, etc. The result is that the body becomes clogged like a stream dammed up: the material must find an outlet some- where. In this case Mars, the planet of energy, is in conjunction with [PAGE 942] Venus, the planet ruling the venous blood. This indicates the section of the body that will be affected. The blood becomes impure, causing swelling and inflammation in the throat. To manipulate this afflicted region would ------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 3B ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Capricorn 18 SUN: Gemini 00:12 SATURN: Cancer 1:13 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aquarius 12 MOON: Virgo 2:30 URANUS: Aquarius 15:40R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Pisces 15 MERCURY: Gemini 20:39 NEPTUNE: Cancer 28:09 ] [ ASCENDANT: Taurus 2:10 VENUS: Taurus 0:19 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Gemini 3 MARS: Aries 27:11 Aquarius 21:35 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Gemini 27 JUPITER: Pisces 23:32 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Leo 21:35 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------- cause more inflammation. The remedy here would be to discontinue all food for a day or two and give the girl only pineapple juice, putting the feet in hot water with cold cloths on head and throat, in order to draw the surplus blood to the lower extremities. This would give instant relief. [PAGE 943] Can we wonder, after comparing two horoscopes of this kind, why the medical man often fails in his treatment and feels that the only cure is the removal of the inflamed parts? If he could read the stellar script, he would make few failures and would then not be so apt to ruin the life of the child by an operation. He little realizes that a removal of the tonsils or an operation upon the throat interferes with the function of the generative organs. A child who has been operated upon will suffer as a result when it reaches puberty. Painful menstruation and trouble in childbirth are likely to affect the life of the woman who has been thus operated upon in childhood. Inflammation of the prostate gland in the man, and various other physical weaknesses are often the result of an operation upon the throat. [PAGE 944] NO. 3C.--THROAT AND TONSILS: Male, born July 11th, 1882, 11:15 A.M. Here is given the horoscope of a man with the cardinal sign of Libra on the Ascendant, and the ruler, Venus, in the fixed sign of Leo in the 11th house, square and parallel to both the malefics, Saturn and Neptune. The last two planets we find in the fixed sign of Taurus and in the 8th house. This at the start is a very serious affliction, indicating that this man came into life facing a heavy debt of destiny. Now let us see if we can find the cause of the condition and why this soul has been restricted even from birth. Leo and Taurus are both fixed signs, stubborn and immovable, therefore they are also the signs which bring chronic and incurable illnesses; and where the afflictions come from two of the most subtle planets, both slow in their motion, one may expect that the disease is of a nature which the soul has attracted to itself as a debt of destiny by the breaking of nature's laws in past lives, and not so much on account of misdeeds in this embodiment. Planets often work in opposite signs. Afflictions as in this horoscope, in the fixed sign of Taurus governing the throat, may have been brought about by the abuse of the generative function (Scorpio) in one life, causing a weakness of the throat or larynx in the next life, or vice versa. The un- necessary removal of the female organs in one life may cause the Ego, who [PAGE 945] changes sex in each life, to be born in a male body with the afflicted plan- ets in the opposite sign, Taurus, as in the case of this man who was born with underdeveloped organs of voice and throat. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 3C ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Cancer 8 SUN: Cancer 19:13 SATURN: Taurus 23:20 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Leo 12 MOON: Gemini 7:05 URANUS: Virgo 15:30 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Virgo 12 MERCURY: Cancer 2:23 NEPTUNE: Taurus 18:22 ] [ ASCENDANT: Libra 6:37 VENUS: Leo 24:27 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Scorpio 2 MARS: Virgo 6:34 Scorpio 27:08 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Sagitt. 3 JUPITER: Gemini 18:22 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Taurus 27:08 ] ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The above statement does not mean that all women who have been operated on will have these afflictions. Often through childbirth, or neglect of nurse or doctors, the poor woman is forced to undergo an operation. These are conditions for which she is not held accountable; but should she on [PAGE 946] account of excesses or abortions have weakened the organs of sex, which would make it necessary for their removal, such sins will bring their reac- tion in restrictions of some kind, usually of the throat which is under the rule of Taurus, the opposite sign to Scorpio, which rules the generative or- gans. In fact the larynx and brain were developed in primitive man by the sacrifice of one half of the creative faculty. Afflictions may not be ac- tive in the body in childhood, and with a knowledge of the planets and a strict adherence to the rules of right living, man may pass through life with but little inconvenience; but whenever the laws are broken, when abuses are allowed, then it is that the afflicted parts give way, for as it is said, the chain is only as strong as its weakest link. We find the sun in Cancer, which is the sign of the stomach, sextile to Neptune in Taurus, the throat and palate, also sextile to Uranus which is the ruler of the 5th house, the house of pleasures. Venus is sextile to Ju- piter. All these facts show that this man has been very popular with his women friends, who have entertained him lavishly, and the pleasures of the table have helped in his undoing. The planet which helps to bring about physical ailments, the inflammatory Mars, is in the sign of the intestines, Virgo, square to the moon in Gemini, showing that the intestines suffered first from an excess of food and drink. When the small intestines are inflamed, as they would be in this case, they are unable to assimilate food properly. This inflammation throws [PAGE 947] considerable poison into the blood, which seeks an outlet in the weakest spot. Saturn conjunct Neptune in Taurus indicates that the throat received the poison. This man has had his throat lanced twice for what the doctors termed quinsy, an inflammation of the tonsils. He has had pieces taken from the tonsils, showing that the blood was contaminated, causing suppuration in the tonsils. NO. 3D.--GOITRE--TONSILS: Female, born August 12, 1911, 7:27 A.M. We will consider here the horoscope of a girl with Virgo on the Ascen- dant. Virgo people have somewhat less resistance to disease than the aver- age, especially when common signs occupy the four angles and Mercury and the moon, which rule the mentality, are also in common signs and in opposition to each other. The three strongest planets, namely, the sun, Saturn, and Mars, are in fixed signs. We may expect that these planets will indicate in what part of the body the disease will show itself. The sign of Taurus, we are told, in "The Message of the Stars," has rule over the neck, throat, tonsils, the carotid arteries, etc. From this we may infer that Taurus also has rule over the veins and arteries which serve the organs located in the throat; likewise it has rule over the lower part of the occipital region of the jaw. The arteries of the human body have their beginning in a common center. The aorta is to the circula- tory system what the trunk is to the tree. All main arteries and veins have a connection with the great human engine, the heart. The aorta is the main trunk line, from which many branches carry the blood to all parts of the body, after which the veins carry it back to the heart. These branches feed the various parts of the body. The branch in which we are most interested [PAGE 948] in this lesson is the carotid artery, from which branch off the thyroid ar- teries, two in number, the superior and the inferior. In this horoscope we have the inflammatory Mars in Taurus. Mars focuses heat, and wherever this planet is placed we find an abundance of blood. Mars here is in the sign ruling the neck and afflicted by the conjunction of ------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 3D ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Gemini 13 SUN: Leo 18:22 SATURN: Taurus 19:50 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Cancer 17 MOON: Pisces 12:48 URANUS: Capricorn 26:31R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Leo 19 MERCURY: Virgo 15:04 NEPTUNE: Cancer 22:20 ] [ ASCENDANT: Virgo 15:34 VENUS: Virgo 26:28 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Libra 10 MARS: Taurus 17:15 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Scorpio 9 JUPITER: Scorpio 7:01 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Saturn, the planet of obstruction. Saturn has a drying-up effect upon the parts which he influences. The effect of these two malefic planets may be pictured by filling a rubber tube with water and closing both ends, then [PAGE 949] pinching one end of the tube and forcing the water into the other end. We may expect this to be the condition of the blood in the arteries and veins of this girl's neck. Mars fills them full of blood, and Saturn with his re- stricting influence holds the blood in one part, obstructing its flow and resulting in enlarged veins of the neck, goitre, swollen tonsils, etc. Sat- urn and Mars are afflicted by a square from the life-giving sun. The sun is strong in its own home, Leo, which rules the vena cava, the aorta, and the heart. At the age of eleven years this young girl suffered with goitre and swol- len tonsils, having constant trouble with the throat and a tendency to coughs and colds. One important fact will be found in the case of most children with a tendency to throat trouble, namely, that they formed the habit when tiny babies of breathing through the mouth. In nine cases out of ten of children who are suffering with diseased tonsils and throat afflic- tions they have not been taught to breathe through the nose. Parents should at all times watch small children, and if they show a tendency to mouth breathing while asleep, they should be given a solid rubber nipple, minus the opening. This will force the breath through the nostrils and thereby save the child much suffering in later years. With the sun in Leo, square to Saturn and Mars, this girl has a latent tendency to valvular heart trouble. This may not develop until later in life when the Mars-conjunction-Saturn-in-Taurus temper has been permitted to [PAGE 950] do its damage, and Mercury in Virgo in opposition to the moon, in the 12th and 6th houses, the latter ruling the health, have made themselves felt. There is great hope in this horoscope, however, due to Saturn being in trine aspect to Mercury and sextile to the moon. This will give balance and also persistence to the mind, which will help to stave off any illness and save the girl much suffering in later life. No. 3D.--GOITRE: Female, born June 14, 1853 As we have no birth hour, the signs are entered on the houses in nu- merical order so that Aries occupies the first house, Taurus the second, Gemini the third, etc. and the noon positions of the planets are used just as they are given in the ephemeris. We will first note that the progressed position of the sun in 1916 is Leo 23:27, and that of Mercury is Leo 26:27, retrograde. The aspects which particularly concern us are: Moon parallel Neptune, square Jupiter, the sun and Mercury; Jupiter opposition the sun and Mercury; Saturn parallel and conjunction Mars, squared by the progressed sun and Mer- cury. We will first acquaint ourselves with the condition of the mind of this woman. Gemini and Sagittarius are the signs ruling mind. Mercury is es- sentially dignified in Gemini, and Jupiter in Sagittarius. The sun also is favorably situated in the Mercurial sign Gemini. So far so good, but Mer- cury, our significator of the mind, follows the sun and is too close to this luminary; furthermore, Jupiter is in opposition to the sun and Mercury. Add to this that the moon, the other significator of the mind, is square to Ju- piter, the sun, and Mercury, and it will be apparent that the mental state [PAGE 951] of the native is not a very happy or auspicious one. Saturn is in Taurus, the sign of the throat. He is the planet of ob- struction and has always an inimical influence on whatever part of the body he occupies by sign. We may therefore judge that the throat will be ------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 3E [FLAT CHART] ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Capricorn 0 SUN: Gemini 23:16 SATURN: Taurus 25:27 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aquarius MOON: Virgo 21:28 URANUS: Taurus 11:00 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Pisces 0 MERCURY: Gemini 24:23 NEPTUNE: Pisces 13:44R ] [ ASCENDANT: Aries 0 VENUS: Cancer 1:48 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Taurus 0 MARS: Taurus 23:25 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Gemini 0 JUPITER: Sagitt. 19:06R ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------- obstructed, causing hoarseness of speech; and we may also be sure that Sat- urn has an effect in the opposite sign Scorpio, which governs the generative and eliminative organs. Saturn is cold, clammy, and moist. Mars is hot and [PAGE 952] and dry. He is posited in the sign Taurus, closely conjoined and parallel with Saturn, giving a tendency to inflammation and swelling. In the region governed by the opposite sign he would produce scaling urine and copious menses. Thus to inimical forces of opposite natures have been at war in the re- gion of the throat from birth on, but the case did not become really acute until 1914. Then the moon by progression reached the opposition of the radical sun and Mercury, and at the same time the sun by progression came within orb of a square to Saturn and Mars from the sign Leo, which governs the heart. The keynote of Saturn is obstruction, and in Taurus he is particularly powerful with respect to the heart action for he governs the pneumogastric nerve which produces cardiac inhibition. On the other hand, when the dynamic energy of Mars is directed by a square to the progressed sun in Leo violent palpitation is bound to be the effect. Thus the enormous range of heart action attendant upon exophthalmic goitre is produced in this case. We also find that Saturn is near a conjunction with the Peliades lo- cated in Taurus 29, and his square to the progressed sun has an effect upon the eyes, which protrude in people affected with exophthalmic goitre. The configurations of the significators of mind previously mentioned couples with the absence of radical squares and oppositions to Saturn and Mars indicate that the basic cause of the patient's condition is mental. The diagnosis is further confirmed by the fact that the acute condition was [PAGE 953] brought about by the above noted progressed positions of the sun and Mer- cury. As this affliction is from a fixed sign there is danger that the con- dition may become chronic. If the person, however, is placed in a quiet, cheerful environment and if she can be taught to wean herself from her mor- bid imagination, there is a good chance of a permanent cure being accom- plished when the sun gets out of orb of its square to Saturn and Mars, par- ticularly if the proper diet is adopted. NO. 3F.--THE VOCAL ORGANS: Male, born May 30, 1919, 11:55 P.M. "The tissue of the life to be We weave with colors all our own, And in the field of destiny We reap as we have sown." --WHITTIER This is truly so in the life of the soul whose horoscope we are to study here. With the fixed, Saturnine sign of Aquarius on the Ascendant and the sec- ond ruler of Aquarius, the inspirational and advanced Uranus, in Pisces, in- tercepted in the first house, we may say that there are really two rulers of this horoscope: Saturn, which is in its fall in the seventh house in Leo, and Uranus, which is strong in the occult sign of Pisces in the first house. Planets in angles have a greater influence on the life of the native than when they are in cadent or succedent houses. Planets which are in fixed signs and afflicted also bring with them a debt of destiny, which is usually most difficult to overcome. In this horoscope we find Mercury in the fixed sign of Taurus, square to the obstinate and obstructive planet, Saturn, which is in Leo, a fixed sign, and in the seventh house angle. Saturn being one of the life rulers, though in the sign of its fall, will [PAGE 954] have the post powerful rule over the life, and when Mercury and Saturn are afflicting each other from bestial signs, namely, Taurus and Leo, we may look for an impediment in the speech. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 3F ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Sagitt. 6 SUN: Gemini 8:48 SATURN: Leo 22:34 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Sagitt. 25 MOON: Cancer 3:32 URANUS: Pisces 1:40 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Capricorn 14 MERCURY: Taurus 25:44 NEPTUNE: Leo 7:01 ] [ ASCENDANT: Aquarius 11:17 VENUS: Cancer 21:04 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Aries 7 MARS: Gemini 3:30 Sagitt. 3:46 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Taurus 13 JUPITER: Cancer 16:23 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Gemini 3:46 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------- This boy at the age of five years refused to talk. He is able to speak, but will do so only when the greatest persuasion is used. Doctors have operated on him twice for water on the brain but have failed to find anything wrong, and what the effect of these operations may have upon the organism in the future remains to be seen. Up to the present time, [PAGE 955] however, the health of the boy has been normal. He will repeat only the sentences which are suggested to him, but if the parents are persistent they may in time help him to overcome his weakness. In the "Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception" we are told: "What we are, what we have, all our good qualities are the result of our own actions in the past. What we lack in physical, moral, or mental excellence may yet be ours in the future." This boy has truly taken up his life where he laid it down in a previous one. The planets are the clock of destiny, which shows when each soul must needs learn certain lessons, when it must reap from the seeds which it has sown in its past lives. We learn in the Rosicrucian teachings that we are in this life here on earth preparing to build the archetype of the body which we are to use in our next life. In the case of this poor soul as we look back into his past, we see where in his keen desire for spiritual development he neglected to build his physical body by mortifying the flesh and neglected to use the or- gans of speech, being a member of a silent Brotherhood. In which the life was spent in silence and prayer. In this extremely one-sided life he devel- oped the spiritual faculties at the expense of the physical senses. We see here the mystical Uranus is in the sign of Pisces, in the first house, trine to the moon, which is in its own sign of Cancer. Neptune, an- other spiritual planet, is parallel to Mercury and sextile to Mars and the [PAGE 956] sun, indicating a soul who is highly developed along spiritual lines, but one who is lacking in the ability to use his development in this life on ac- count of the lack of desire to use the organs of speech. This child may, however, be assisted by the parents in developing this desire, but it will require great patience, as the mentality, on account of Mercury square Saturn, will be slow to respond, and the boy will be very stubborn, because of this aspect being from fixed signs. Mars, however, which is in the Mercurial sign of Gemini, will lend its assistance in over- coming the influence of Saturn to some extent. NO. 3G.--THE LOSS OF SPEECH: Male, born December 19th, 1896, at 12:30 A.M. The young man whose horoscope we will analyze here has the cardinal and airy sign of Libra on the Ascendant. Physically he expresses the sign of Libra, being six feet in height, splendidly developed and with beautiful blue eyes. People with cardinal or fixed signs on the angles have more power of resistance than others. The will is stronger than that of common signs. In the case of this young man, however, we find an affliction active before he reached the age where he could be of assistance to the healers. In the "Cosmo-Conception" we are told that in the latter part of the Lemurian Epoch man's body became upright, this being necessary before he would become an indwelling, self-conscious being, and certain changes then had to take place in the bodily structure in order that the Ego might ex- press itself through its vehicles. When the Ego entered within its ve- hicles, it was necessary that part of the sex force be used to build the brain and larynx, for it was destined that man should henceforth learn to do his own thinking, and the voice was necessary that he might make himself un- derstood and thereby communicate with others. To accomplish this a part of his sex force had to be used. So a part of the creative organ remained with the upper portion of the body, and was gradually converted into what [PAGE 957] now constitutes the brain and larynx. Thus we may see that there must of necessity be a close connection between these organs, namely, the generative organs, larynx, and brain. It is interesting to note through astrology how this works out. We find ----------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 3G ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Cancer 5 SUN: Sagitt. 27:54 SATURN: Scorpio 25:54 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Leo 9 MOON: Gemini 17:27 URANUS: Scorpio 26:48 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Virgo 9 MERCURY: Capricorn 9:20 NEPTUNE: Gemini 18:40 ] [ ASCENDANT: Libra 4:09 VENUS: Aquarius 7:49 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Libra 29 MARS: Gemini 16:16R ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Sagitt. 0 JUPITER: Virgo 10:10 ] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Scorpio, the sign ruling sex, in opposition to Taurus, which has rule over the throat and larynx. Proof of the above close connection may also be found in the boy whose voice changes at puberty; also in the woman who has [PAGE 958] had her ovaries removed and whose voice becomes deep and harsh. In the horoscope under consideration we find Saturn, the planet of atro- phy, in the sign of Scorpio. Saturn is in conjunction with Uranus. These two planets are unaspected save by the conjunction with each other and a semi-sextile to the sun. And this we must consider as a condition which had its beginning in a past life. When we find Uranus and Saturn in conjunction in Scorpio and afflicted by other planets, we look for perversion or abnor- mal sex expression. But in reading these two planets we go into the past life for the abuses which have weakened the organs, causing the poor soul to come into this life with the larynx and brain each unable to function nor- mally. With Saturn conjunction Uranus in Scorpio we may look for its effect in the opposite sign of Taurus, the throat. Saturn then has a tendency to re- tard or restrict the secretion of the fluids of the glands or organs within the region of the neck, for instance, the thyroid, which is placed astride the windpipe at the front of the neck, and which may truly be called the balance necessary for the proper functioning of the mind. The thyroid also regulates all the other ductless glands, and every drop of blood in the cir- culation in the upper part of the body passes back and forth through it. Excesses or perversions of sex deplete the fluids of the thyroid gland. What a telltale the human voice is! How the misuse of sex will make the male voice effeminate and the female voice masculine! [PAGE 959] In this horoscope we have the story of a man who at birth had a voice, but after the age of four years he would not make a sound, nor has he spoken a word since. The organs ruling the voice in this case have been weakened by the dissipation of the sex fluids in a former life. We find Neptune, the higher octave of Mercury, the planet ruling the pineal gland, in the mercu- rial sign of Gemini, in conjunction with the moon and Mars, and in opposi- tion to the sun. Neptune has rule over the pineal gland and the spinal spirit fire. The brain in this case has remained childlike. The young man dresses himself but he will not speak, and he spends his entire time turn- ing the leaves of books. Truly, the spirit encased in this limited vehicle is learning some re- markable lessons--lessons which are likely to bring it back in its next em- bodiment as a childlike, virtuous woman. [PAGE 960] THE LUNGS: NO. 4A.--TUBERCULOSIS: 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 dy- namic 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 [PAGE 961] with Neptune, the planet of underhandedness, in Taurus, which is the oppo- site 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ BIRTH CHART NO. 4A ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Aquarius 16 SUN: Virgo 5:57 SATURN: Taurus 12.25R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Pisces 15 MOON: Libra 21:28 URANUS: Virgo 13:39 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Aries 26 MERCURY: Virgo 3:50 NEPTUNE: Taurus 16:34R ] [ ASCENDANT: Gemini 11:32 VENUS: Cancer 25:28 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Cancer 4 MARS: Gemini 15:49 Sagitt. 13:52 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Cancer 24 JUPITER: Taurus 25:45 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Gemini 13:32 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 elim- [PAGE 962] ination. 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 indul- gences. Consequently he yielded to the tendencies shown in his horoscope, and became the victim of tuberculosis and a number of complications. [PAGE 963] NO. 4B.--TUBERCULOSIS: 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 opti- mism 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 [PAGE 964] 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 counter- acted the tendencies to tuberculosis, the chances are that she would have entirely outgrown this tendency. As it is, however, the squares and --------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 4B ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Taurus 5 SUN: Gemini 25:54 SATURN: Gemini 15:16 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Gemini 11 MOON: Pisces 27:42 URANUS: Virgo 24:07 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Cancer 15 MERCURY: Gemini 3:16 NEPTUNE: Taurus 22:05 ] [ ASCENDANT: Leo 14:36 VENUS: Cancer 27:59 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Virgo 6 MARS: Virgo 6:16 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Libra 3 JUPITER: Leo 4:35 ] --------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 [PAGE 965] patient now is to make her suffering as ittle as possible. The magnetic force of an Aries person whose Saturn is not in any of the de- grees 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. NO. 4.C--TUBERCULOSIS: 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 mat- ter 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 stu- dents to avoid this particular mistake. The subject of this horoscope is suffering from tuberculosis, a disease neither necessarily serious nor fatal. The student of Astro-Diagnosis has [PAGE 966] special facilities for judging how deeply the disease is rooted by the posi- tions and aspects of the afflicting planets. Saturn, the planet of obstruc- tion, 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 4C ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Leo 7 SUN: Sagitt. 8:37 SATURN: Gemini 6:27R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Virgo 11 MOON: Sagitt. 23:40 URANUS: Virgo 27:40 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Libra 8 MERCURY: Sagitt. 11:22 NEPTUNE: Taurus 19:09R ] [ ASCENDANT: Libra 28:33 VENUS: Sagitt. 26:35 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Scorpio 26 MARS: Leo 19:05 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Sagitt. 29 JUPITER: Leo 4:23R ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. [PAGE 967] 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 dis- ease 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 na- tive 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 Saturn. 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 per- son that there is a spiritual reason for disease and that occult investiga- tions have established the fact that a materialistic conception of life in a [PAGE 968] 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 en- ters 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 un- der 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. THE HEART: NO. 5A.--THE HEART: 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 tem- peraments 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 impul- sive nature. It indicates one who would fly into a fit of rage at the least provacation. 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 [PAGE 969] 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 would consider -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART 5A ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Scorpio 26 SUN: Libra 22:23 SATURN: Pisces 21:59R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Sagitt. 19 MOON: Aquarius 25:07 URANUS: Capricorn 9:03 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Capricorn 11 MERCURY: Scorpio 15:46 NEPTUNE: Cancer 14:53 ] [ ASCENDANT: Aquarius 7:14 VENUS: Scorpio 0:48 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Pisces 21 MARS: Aquarius 1:57 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Aries 28 JUPITER: Leo 10:28 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 [PAGE 970] 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 her- self, 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 [PAGE 971] 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 trouble. 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, th 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. [PAGE 972] NO. 5B.--HEART; KIDNEYS: 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 ex- alted 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, rul- ing 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 secre- tions, 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, [PAGE 973] where Saturn is afflicted in Libra, this washing out is not fully accom- plished. The kidneys retain some of these poisonous secretions, which be- come hardened mineral matter. In course of time a hardening process devel- ops and the kidneys refuse to function properly. The result is that the ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ BIRTH CHART 5B ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Cancer 22 SUN: Scorpio 1:47 SATURN: Libra 0:18 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Leo 23 MOON: Sagitt. 1:04 URANUS: Gemini 20:24R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Virgo 24 MERCURY: Scorpio 6:24R NEPTUNE: Aries 1:42R ] [ ASCENDANT: Libra 21:57 VENUS: Libra 20:17 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Scorpio 21 MARS: Aries 7:41R Sagitt. 18:20 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Sagitt. 21 JUPITER: Libra 13:02 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Gemini 18:20 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ blood is not purified, and this mineral matter is lodged in the blood ves- sels, which become clogged, and the circulation becomes impaired. The eyes are closely allied with the kidneys, and when the latter organs [PAGE 974] 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 liq- uid, 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 ex- cess 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 dis- ease. [PAGE 975] NO. 5C.--THE HEART: 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 [PAGE 976] men, for he had the sign of Leo on the Ascendant, with the moon in conjunc- tion with Mars and the Ascendant and sextile to the ruler, the sun. He also ------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 5C ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Taurus 1 SUN: Libra 12:26 SATURN: Cancer 0:01 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Gemini 7 MOON: Leo 18:49 URANUS: Taurus 20:14R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Cancer 12 MERCURY: Scorpio 6:51 NEPTUNE: Pisces 16:06R ] [ ASCENDANT: Leo 11:34 VENUS: Libra 4:22R DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Virgo 3 MARS: Leo 21:46 Taurus 4:42 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Virgo 29 JUPITER: Aquarius 23:01R DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Taurus 4:42 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 [PAGE 977] 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 Ve- nus, again indicating a masterful and discordant marriage partner. With Ju- piter 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 much opposition. 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 [PAGE 978] interfere with his business, however, which was of a very responsible na- ture, 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 them." NO. 5D.--HEART DISEASE: Male, born September 12, 1858, 8:15 A.M. Our first concern when diagnosing this horoscope is to ascertain the men- tal 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 pes- simist of an irritable nature. This is accentuated by the opposition of mercury to Neptune, the lower mind being out of tune with all spiritual con- cepts. 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 circu- lation 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 spas- modic action felt as a fluttering of the heart; and being posited in Gemini [PAGE 979] he also imparts a spasmodic motion to the lungs, making it at times diffi- cult 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- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 5D ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Cancer 23 SUN: Virgo 19:34 SATURN: Leo 7:59 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Leo 26 MOON: Scorpio 20:18 URANUS: Gemini 3:31 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Virgo 26 MERCURY: Virgo 24:05R NEPTUNE: Pisces 23:55R ] [ ASCENDANT: Libra 19:37 VENUS: Scorpio 4:50 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Scorpio 17 MARS: Sagitt. 17:07 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Sagitt. 19 JUPITER: Gemini 20:22 ] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- position Neptune indicates intestinal trouble. The affliction of the sun and Mercury by Jupiter and Mars from the houses of travel, also the opposi- tion of the last named planets, show a predisposition to accidents, espe- cially when on a journey. With this phase of the indications we are not, [PAGE 980] 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 inhib- its 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 Broth- ers 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 Head- quarters 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 thought. The healer best fitted to take charge of this case would be one whose [PAGE 981] 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. NO. 5E.--THE HEART: 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 mar- tial 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 beyond control. 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 [PAGE 982] 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 Ascendant ------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTHCHART NO. 5E ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Leo 23 SUN: Virgo 25:06 SATURN: Gemini 15:48 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Virgo 26 MOON: Leo 10:03 URANUS: Taurus 16:26R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Libra 20 MERCURY: Libra 0:04 NEPTUNE: Pisces 14:18R ] [ ASCENDANT: Scorpio 6:30 VENUS: Virgo 3:34 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Sagitt. 5 MARS: Scorpio 14:20 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Capricorn 11 JUPITER: Capricorn 17:43 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 mar- riage 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 [PAGE 983] 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 of- ten swoon away with heart trouble. There is, however, another cause for this physical break. We find a won- derfully strong and well fortified Neptune in its own sign of Pisces in theoccult 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 mak- ing a square to Saturn, and Uranus is square to the moon. Evil aspects be- tween 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. Continued with file "RC2022.TXT" End of File

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