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Filename: RC2022.TXT Source: "Astro-Diagnosis--A Guide to Healing" by Max & Augusta Foss Heindel [PAGE 984] THE STOMACH: NO. 6A.--STOMACH TROUBLE AND TUBERCULOSIS: In the diagnosis of disease by the science of the stars it is sometimes most difficult to know in what direction the afflictions may work. For in- stance, we have so often written of the sinister effects of Saturn in Can- cer, the sign which has rule over the stomach. When he afflicts in this sign he robs the stomach of its gastric juice, which is necessary for the digestion of the food. Saturn in this place has also a tendency to create a desire for unhealthful foods and leads to the excessive use of cream, sugar, desserts, etc. But in this lesson and the next we will endeavor to show how Saturn when placed in the opposite sign, Capricorn--in which Saturn is at home and where his influence is much more subtle and malevolent than when he is in the sign of Cancer--has similar effects. We will use two horoscopes by which we will show the effects of Saturn in Capricorn whereby diseases are produced of vastly different natures. We will first use horoscope 6A, which is that of a man born February 19, 1902, 3:00 P.M. [PAGE 985] We find Saturn in 23:21 of Capricorn in the 6th house which has rule over the health. Saturn is in opposition to the moon. This last named planet is in its own sign of Cancer, the sign ruling the stomach. The moon is also in opposition to Jupiter. When Jupiter has any connection with signs or -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTHCHART NO. 6A ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Aries 17 SUN: Pisces 0:23 SATURN: Capricorn 23:21] [ 11TH HOUSE: Taurus 22 MOON: Cancer 27:17 URANUS: Sagitt. 20:44 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Gemini 27 MERCURY: Aquarius 28:09R NEPTUNE: Gemini 28:47R ] [ ASCENDANT: Cancer 28:12 VENUS: Aquarius 22:19R DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Leo 20 MARS: Pisces 8:40 Scorpio 7:53 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Virgo 16 JUPITER: Aquarius 2:53 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Taurus 7:53 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- planets which rule the appetite, he creates a desire for food in large quan- tities. Whatever Jupiter does must be on a big scale; with the moon and Ju- piter in opposition we may look for the gourmand. [PAGE 986] With Saturn afflicted in Capricorn the gastric juice of the stomach is sluggish, and we may expect trouble in the digestion of the food. If the stomach is filled with an excess of rich food, the man will re- ceive nourishment from only that part which the stomach can digest. The blood is carried to the lungs to be oxygenated. Oxygenation is to the body what the draft is to the stove. If we shut off the draft, we smother and kill the fire, and so it is in the body. If man stops breathing, he dies. In shallow breathing the lungs are not able to supply sufficient oxygen for warmth and energy, and they do not exhale all the carbon dioxide. In this horoscope we find Neptune in Gemini. Gemini has rule over the lungs. Neptune is on the cusp of the 12th house in opposition to Uranus in the 5th house in Sagittarius. Uranus and Neptune when afflicted indicate a nervous, cramping, spasmodic action. Neptune here indicates that the capil- laries of the lungs were incapable of taking the amount of oxygen necessary to oxygenate the blood. Consequently the carbon dioxide formed faster than the lungs were able to exhale it. The result was that poison was stored up in the system. The nerve cells became weak and sluggish, and little by little the body became lowered in resistive power; the weakest organ was then unable to keep up with its work. The bellows of the body, the lungs, in the case of this man were unable to inhale enough air to burn up the poi- sons. The result was the lungs became diseased and tuberculosis set in. [PAGE 987] People with planets afflicted in common signs are frequently susceptible to tuberculosis. With the sun and Mars in conjunction in Pisces, and with Uranus in Sagittarius in opposition to Neptune in Gemini--Pisces, Sagit- tarius, and Gemini being common signs--the lungs as a consequence attracted the impurities. hence we can see that Saturn in either Cancer or Capricorn may be the direct cause of disease which expresses itself in another sign. Three years ago this man began to suffer with stomach trouble, which has now been followed by tuberculosis of the lungs, a disease which had its be- ginning in wrong eating. It can at this stage be cured by a very carefully chosen diet of raw vegetables and fruits and very little protein. We will in our next lesson take up Horoscope 6B, which has Saturn in Cap- ricorn, but which has its outcome in a quite different disease. [PAGE 988] NO. 6B: STOMACH TROUBLE AND INFLAMMATION OF KIDNEYS: Horoscope 6B is that of a man born February 26, 1871, 4 P.M. This will be a continuation of the lesson on the effect of Saturn in Cap- ricorn, showing how this planet may express its evil side through the planet which it aspects adversely. We find Saturn, the planet of obstruction, in the sign of Capricorn, a cardinal sign. Signs of the like nature, especially the cardinal signs, have an affinity for one another and respond to afflictions more readily on that account. In this horoscope Saturn is in Capricorn, square to Mars in Libra, both cardinal signs. Libra rules the kidneys and the little ducts leading from the kidneys to the bladder, the ureters. Where we find Mars afflicted we may look for heat and excessive action. Saturn in Capricorn gives tendencies similar to those which he gives in Cancer--perverted tastes, desire for strange and unnatural foods, and a liking for sugar, pastries, etc. Saturn in Capricorn also obstructs the flow of the gastric juices in the stomach, hence we can see why people with an afflicted Saturn in tropic or cardinal signs, namely, Capricorn or Cancer, are often afflicted with indi- gestion, rheumatism, uric acid deposits, etc. When we find the inflammatory Mars in the cardinal sign of Libra, square to Saturn in Capricorn, we may [PAGE 989] expect that the poisonous elements which are left undigested to ferment in the stomach will lodge in the kidneys, creating highly acid urine, which causes inflammation in the kidneys and ureters. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ BIRTHCHART NO. 6B ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Taurus 9 SUN: Pisces 7:55 SATURN: Capricorn 7:47 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Gemini 15 MOON: Gemini 2:18 URANUS: Cancer 22:58 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Cancer 19 MERCURY: Aquarius 15:54 NEPTUNE: Aries 19:57 ] [ ASCENDANT: Leo 17:40 VENUS: Pisces 27:07 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Virgo 10 MARS: Libra 6:13R ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Libra 7 JUPITER: Gemini 16:50 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ In this horoscope we find the moon in Gemini, square to the sun in Pi- sces. Gemini and Pisces, being common signs, here obstruct the oxygenation of the blood and interfere with its purification, hence more impurities are sent to the kidneys from this source. Thus we may see the similarity of [PAGE 990] causes in this horoscope and horoscope 6A, although the results are not the same. This man should be placed on a milk diet for several weeks, and after the kidneys have been purified by this system of flushing, he should eliminate all highly seasoned and most starchy foods from his diet. NO.6C--THE PYLORUS: Female, born March 29, 1909, 1:30 P.M. We find that this girl has a very bright mind, with Mercury, the mental planet in sextile aspect to the quick-witted and active planets, Mars and Uranus, in the sign of Capricorn which gives stability and balance, bringing the saturnine influence to bear upon the impulse and quick wit of the last two planets. Mercury is also making a trine to the moon which is in its own sign of Cancer. But we find much that is dangerous in this active mentality should the parents allow this child to take up the dangerous fads of mystic writing such as the planchette, ouija board, etc. Saturn in the sign of the head, Aries, in square aspect to the mystical planet Neptune, Neptune being [PAGE 991] in conjunction with the moon, and the moon in opposition to Uranus and mars from the 12th to the 6th house, show that some time in life, if the parents are not careful this girl may suffer through insanity or spirit obsession. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTHCHART NO. 6C ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Taurus 1 SUN: Aries 8:33 SATURN: Aries 12:27 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Gemini 9 MOON: Cancer 22:18 URANUS: Capricorn 20:46 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Cancer 15 MERCURY: Pisces 17:58 NEPTUNE: Cancer 14:19 ] [ ASCENDANT: Leo 14:48 VENUS: Aries 0:52 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Virgo 4 MARS: Capricorn 22:41 Gemini 20:28 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Virgo 29 JUPITER: Virgo 6:10R DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Sagitt. 20:28 ] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This horoscope has another affliction which makes it a very interesting figure for diagnosis. The moon is in the sign of Cancer, the stomach, in opposition to the inflammatory Mars and the nervous and contracting Uranus [PAGE 992] which has a tendency to disturb digestion and create gas in the stomach, also inflammation of the mucous membrane. Uranus is airy, the moon watery, Mars fiery. In order to illustrate the effect of these three planets upon one another, we kindle a fire, allow a strong breeze to blow upon it, and after it is in full blaze pour water upon it; this will describe to a cer- tain extent the effect of these three planets when acting upon the stomach. Every bit of food that was taken into the stomach created a disturbance. This child rarely tasted food without having great distress, nausea, and vomiting; nothing could be retained in the stomach. She was afflicted in this manner even from birth. At the age of eight years she was operated upon by the doctors, who diagnosed her trouble as being in the cardiac orifice, saying that this was too small. But the patient received no relief from this operation. If the physician could only have reasoned that the vomiting and distur- bance when food was in the stomach could not have been caused by a defect in the entrance of the stomach but by another cause deeper down in the organ! Astrology tells us that Saturn in square to Neptune indicates malformation, undersize. if these two planets had been in the first pat of the sign of Cancer or the last degrees of Gemini, it would have indicated the cardiac orifice, but we find that the moon is in 22 degrees of Cancer, showing that it was nearer the lower part of the organ. Mars and Uranus indicate invol- untary muscular action. Mars, when afflicting the moon, shows nausea, and [PAGE 993] Uranus, when afflicting the moon, causes contraction. Thus we see indica- tions that there were involuntary muscular action and contraction which caused nausea. But why should the food be thrown back out of the stomach? as the child could retain nothing. We find an undersized pylorus, an under- sized outlet. After the food was in the stomach it could not be passed into the intestines in the proper manner, and there being also insufficient mu- cous membrane, there was faulty digestion. Naturally vomiting would be the result. In such a case it would have been difficult to cure this young woman without an operation, but instead of operating upon the cardiac orifice, the doctors should have observed the pylorus and watched the action in this part of the stomach. [PAGE 994] NO. 6D.--STOMACH AND KIDNEY TROUBLE: Female, born January 23, 1886, 4:00 A.M. A number of operations have been performed in the abdominal region of this patient, and she has gone from one doctor to another until now she is a physical and mental wreck. When we trace these effects back to their primal cause, we come to Saturn in Cancer, the sign which rules the stomach. It is our experience that most people who have Saturn in this position are mincers and peculiar in their choice of food. Saturn in this horoscope is square to Jupiter, the planet of self-indulgence, and to Uranus, the planet of spasmodic and irregular ac- tion. Thus Saturn causes this person to indulge unduly her desire for good things to eat. Uranus and Jupiter in the sign Libra, which rules the kidneys, square to Saturn, the planet of obstruction, show that after the system has been filled with food which it cannot assimilate, the kidneys are unable to eliminate the waste products. Thus there is a general clogging of the sys- tem with toxins and poisons of all kinds. Then the hot and fiery Mars placed in Virgo, the sign ruling the intestines, lights the fire of inflam- mation in order to cleanse the system. As the native's will power is not particularly strong on account of the weak sign Sagittarius rising, she is easily persuaded to undergo operations rather than undertake a reform in her ways of living which would bring about an amelioration of her condition even at this late hour. If is very sad to say that this is the case with a great many people. They are sometimes ready to admit being gluttons when the fact is shown -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 6D: ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Libra 2 SUN: Aquarius 3:20 SATURN: Cancer 2:46R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Scorpio 0 MOON: Virgo 16:15 URANUS: Libra 7:39R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Scorpio 22 MERCURY: Capricorn 13:22 NEPTUNE: Taurus 22:48R ] [ ASCENDANT: Sagitt. 9:45 VENUS: Pisces 7:32 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Capricorn 14 MARS: Virgo 25:12 Virgo 18:43 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Aquarius 25 JUPITER: Libra 5:59R DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Pisces 18:43 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- them, but in most cases they think they are models of self-control as far as the appetite is concerned even when they admit that they are eating the wrong food. We have had a number of cases, however, where they admitted [PAGE 995] this but claimed absolute inability to overcome the fault and curb their ap- petite. The person whose horoscope we are considering was not exception to the general rule, and therefore all our efforts to aid her were in vain. She would not even expend the energy necessary to keep up the weekly letters required of patients. In such cases there is of course nothing to do but to leave the patient to his own resources until he learns his lesson--if not in this life, then in some other one. THE KIDNEYS: NO. 7A.--THE KIDNEYS: Male, born March 14, 1892. THE horoscope which we will use here is a flat figure. The hour of birth is not known, but in astro-diagnosis it is not necessary that we have the hour of birth unless we are looking for a crisis. We must then take into consideration the exact degree of the progressed moon and its aspects, also the transiting planets; but the natural tendencies as to temperament and morals, also the organic weaknesses are shown by the radical planets, which give the astrologer they key to the health of the native, although if one has the rising sign to show the will and the strength it is a help. Certain signs such as Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius will overcome and fight off a disease where most of the feminine signs, especially Taurus and Virgo have not the will power to rise above physical conditions. Of the common signs the sign of Gemini is the best able to control physical ail- ments. [PAGE 996] In this horoscope we find the sun, the life-giver, in the common and negative sign of Pisces. The sun is afflicted by an opposition and parallel of the destructive Saturn. Here we have at the beginning an indication of low vitality. Jupiter, the ruler of Pisces and having rule over the -------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTHCHART NO. 7A [FLAT CHART] ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Capricorn SUN: Pisces 24:23 SATURN: Virgo 26:58R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aquarius MOON: Libra 4:55 URANUS: Scorpio 5:53R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Pisces MERCURY: Aries 2:19 NEPTUNE: Gemini 6:28 ] [ ASCENDANT: Aries VENUS: Taurus 5:02 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Taurus MARS: Capricorn 0:29 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Gemini JUPITER: Pisces 29:24 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------- arterial blood is in its own sign in conjunction with the sun and in opposi- tion to Saturn. This opposition tends to lower the vitality, for if the blood stream is stagnant, the entire body must suffer. We find Venus, the planet having rule over the venous blood, in its own home in Taurus where this planet is strong. Venus is afflicted by the opposition and parallel of Uranus. This will increase the ill effects of Jupiter and the sun afflicted by Saturn. With the afflicting influence of Saturn from Virgo, the sign which has rule over the small intestines, we may expect impaired assimila- tion of food. We find the moon in opposition and parallel to Jupiter and square to Mars. These aspects coupled with Venus in Taurus in opposition to Uranus in Scorpio would indicate that sensual pleasures have ruled this young man and that his health was quickly shattered. Uranus in Scorpio in opposition to Venus indicates indiscretion regarding the sacred generative function, and at the age of sixteen when the progressed moon had reached the conjunction of Venus and the opposition of Uranus, he contracted the dread disease of syphilis. Although later seemingly cured, yet the powerful compounds such as those of mercury and the various remedies used by medical science to com- bat this disease left their destructive influence in the blood, and tubercu- losis of the kidneys set in. This is shown by the moon in the sign of Li- bra, ruling the kidneys, square to Mars, in opposition and parallel to Jupiter, and in opposition to Mercury. This young man entered the medical profession. Later he was operated on and had one of his kidneys removed, which was found to be hollow. The doc- tors diagnosed his condition as tuberculosis of the kidneys. He passed out at the age of twenty-eight. When he reached that year, we [PAGE 997] note that the progressed moon had finished its cycle and had again reached its place at birth in Libra, and the progressed Jupiter had reached the op- position to the radical and progressed moon. The time when the moon has made the circle of the whole horoscope and reached its place at birth is a critical time, and frequently when the moon is afflicted in the radical fig- ure, this is a time of illness and one in which the native is faced with many trials. NO. 7B.--KIDNEYS AND MASTOIDITIS: Male, born May 8th, 1865, at 1:45 A.M. This horoscope has the fixed sign of Aquarius on the Ascendant, with the sun in the fixed sing of Taurus and in conjunction with Venus and Mercury. The sun is also sextile to Mars. Jupiter, the planet of opulence and be- nevolence, is in the 10th house in its own sign of Sagittarius. These posi- tions and aspects of the sun and Jupiter indicate one who is a great lover of humanity, a man who is very generous financially and very ready to go out of his way for others, even sacrificing his own comfort if he finds anyone whom he can relieve of suffering or shield from harm. But we find Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn all retrograde. This indicates that the man will find difficulty in realizing his ideals and in doing as much good as his heart dictates, for retrograde planets indicate latent talents, possi- bilities, and opportunities. Ability for earning money is very marked. This man is also a liberal spender, having Venus in its own sign, and house--Taurus and the second house--in conjunction with the sun and sextile to Mars. Whatever he does must be done on a large and generous scale. He is a good entertainer also and a good liver, for the sun, Venus, and Mercury in Taurus, sextile to Mars in Cancer, and Taurus ruling the palate, give a desire for good things to eat and plenty of them. Likewise does Mars in Cancer, sextile to Venus and [PAGE 998] the sun, desire rich, highly seasoned foods and in large quantities. With Mars in the 5th house this man loves to share with his friends. But while this generosity may have been good for others and he has made people ------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 7B ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Sagitt. 13 SUN: Taurus 17:26 SATURN: Libra 25:27R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Capricorn 2 MOON: Libra 16:25 URANUS: Gemini 27:16 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Capricorn 24 MERCURY: Taurus 10:14R NEPTUNE: Aries 9:30 ] [ ASCENDANT: Aquarius 26:12 VENUS: Taurus 17:28R DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Aries 19 MARS: Cancer 20:36 Libra 29:19 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Taurus 20 JUPITER: Sagitt. 28:11R DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Aries 29:19 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- happy by tickling their palates, the result has been disastrous to himself. His health could not withstand the onslaughts made upon the body by high living. To find in what part of the body the damage done by excess of food [PAGE 999] will show, we look for the strongest afflictions. We find Mars in Cancer, ruling the stomach, square to the moon and Saturn, which are in the sign of Libra, Libra having rule over the kidneys. We also find Saturn in conjunc- tion with and parallel to the moon. The moon rules the white fluids of the body and the lymph. Saturn being the afflicter would as a result resist the free flow of these fluids. As Jupiter, the planet ruling the arterial blood, is in its own sign of Sagittarius, near the Midheaven, in opposition to the nervous, excitable, and spasmodic Uranus in the Mercurial sign of Gemini, and as Mars is parallel to both Jupiter and Uranus, we find an ob- structed arterial circulation with the lymphatic circulation also impaired. When the man is continually breaking the laws of health by excessive eat- ing, we may expect that the break must come some time. In 1906 while the progressed sun was in conjunction with the radical Uranus in Gemini and the progressed moon was making a square to Mars and an opposition to both the moon and Saturn radical, this man was taken down with a severe attack of pneumonia. In 1907 the progressed sun reached the opposition to the radical Jupiter. This was followed in 1912 by the progressed moon in conjunction with the radical Mars in Cancer. During that same year the progressed moon afflicted by square its own place at birth and the radical Saturn, both in Libra. This brought on a severe attack of kidney trouble and constriction in the ureters, which interfered with the waste water passing from the kid- neys to the bladder. At the age of thirteen, when the progressed moon had reached the sign of Aries, and during its transit through this sign, it came to a conjunction with the radical Neptune, an opposition to the radical moon and Saturn, a square to Mars, and a conjunction with the Dragon's Tail. This brought on trouble with the ears and continual headaches and earaches. When the moon reached the conjunction with the radical Mercury and the retrograde pro- gressed Venus in Taurus, inflammation of the mastoid cells developed. The doctors operated on the mastoid bone twice, draining the pus which had formed in the mastoid cavity. These operations left the patient with a chronic headache and impaired nerves. If this man had been taught that he should eat to live instead of living to eat he might have been saved much suffering. [PAGE 1000] NO. 7C--GENERAL BREAKDOWN: Female, born April 19, 1888, 4:30 P.M. Judging the mind first as usual, we find that Mercury is in conjunction with Venus and trine to the moon and Jupiter in fiery signs. Thus all the three significators of mind may be said to be in trine. Jupiter is in a measure concerned in the mental makeup because he is ruler of the ninth sign, Sagittarius, and from him come the benevolent impulses which are gradually lifting humanity from savagery through civilization to sainthood. It is at once apparent that we have here a person of unusually fine men- tality. Even the conjunction of Saturn with the moon is very beneficial, for as we have often said before, the nature of Saturn is obstruction, and when he lays his restraining hand upon Mercury or the moon, it helps to steady the flighty mind and gives power of concentration. At the same time, of course, there is a tendency to melancholy connected with any of the as- pects of Saturn to the significators of mind. Therefore it may be said that those who have the greatest and deepest minds are usually of a sad disposi- tion. This woman is not of a deliberative nature, however. She does not moan her days away over the sorrows and sufferings of the world for there are cardinal signs upon the angles and Mars is conjunction Uranus in the first [PAGE 1001] house. This gives here a very impulsive and restless nature. She has the mind to see where reforms are needed, but the nature of her effort to carry out these reforms depends upon her station in life, with which we are not acquainted. If she had been born into a broad environment where wealth, ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 7C ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Cancer 5 SUN: Taurus 0:14 SATURN: Cancer 29:57 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Leo 8 MOON: Leo 5:36 URANUS: Libra 14:34R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Virgo 9 MERCURY: Aries 9:44 NEPTUNE: Taurus 28:39 ] [ ASCENDANT: Libra 4:21 VENUS: Aries 8:14 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Scorpio 1 MARS: Libra 18:28R Leo 5:27 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Sagitt. 1 JUPITER: Sagitt. 5:06R DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Aquarius 5:27 ] ---------------------------------------------------------------------- position, and influence were at her command, she would have been a powerful factor, felt in a wide sphere; but if she was born in a financially cramped environment, she would be correspondingly hampered by its circumstances. [PAGE 1002] However, no matter where she is her influence is bound to be felt, and she will endeavor to revolutionize things with the inevitable result that she will wear herself out in her efforts for improvement. As a chain always breaks at the point where the weakest link is found, so it is also with the human life. Uranus, the planet of spasmodic, uncon- trolled action is in opposition to Mercury, the planet which governs the cerebro-spinal system, showing that there will be a nervous breakdown when- ever great strain is put upon the body. Saturn, the planet of obstruction, is in conjunction with the moon in the sign that governs the heart, Leo, and it is square to the sun, ruler of Leo. Thus it is evident that the heart action is very poor and there is an inability to specialize the vital force from the sun, also a poor circulation. In fact, the chart shows the pos- sibility of a condition which can only be described as a general breakdown from overwork and nervous tension, affecting every organ in the body, for Uranus and Mars in Libra will interfere with the action of the kidneys, the sun afflicted in Taurus will act upon the throat, and the rectal elimina- tion, governed by Scorpio, will be interfered with. This condition has fi- nally materialized. It is almost needless to say that in such a case as this, absolute rest, mental and physical, is necessary, preferably on a diet of fruits, for it is very detrimental to force food into a system that is in such a shape as this one. An Aquarian nurse whose Saturn is not in Libra or Pisces would have a quieting and beneficial influence. But even though relief is given and a [PAGE 1003] cure effected, persons with this nature and temperament are bound to work themselves to death some time sooner or later. Nothing that one can say or do to educate them to the fact that they should take things quietly in order that they may last will have any effect, for the spasmodic urge of Uranus and the dynamic energy of Mars on the Ascendant will outweigh any consider- ation because there are cardinal signs on the angles. This woman is bound to work even if she knew that she would drop dead the next minute. There is no doubt, however, that she is bound to benefit very much in soul growth even if the body is destroyed in the process. NO. 7D.--RENAL CALCULI: Male, born September 21, 1863, noon. In this horoscope Saturn is in conjunction with Mars and Venus. Neptune is in opposition to all three, and the moon is square Saturn and Venus. Mars, the planet of impulse, causes the native to see red on the slightest provocation, and were he left alone there would be absolutely no chance of restraining him save by putting him in a straight-jacket, particularly as the sun is square Uranus, which would intensify the impulsiveness and oblit- erate reason. But the saturnine ray is sufficiently effectual to wet-blanket most of the erratic tendencies for he is in the sign of his ex- altation, Libra, and highly elevated. Mercury in conjunction with Jupiter, both elevated and in trine to Uranus, shows us that there is a wholesome, kindly, and religious side to the mind. From Mars comes the readiness to take offense even where no rea- sonable ground for it exists; Saturn will cause the native to brood over in- juries whether they be real or fancied; but Jupiter will endeavor to instill charity and judgment. It is apparent, however, that the forces which tend to accentuate the evil side of the nature are the strongest and that it is a hard and uphill fight for the higher nature. Saturn in the first part of Libra, the sign ruling the kidneys, acts in [PAGE 1004] such a manner that the secretion of urine is obstructed. Mars there causes inflammation. The conjunction of Saturn with Venus, the latter governing the venous circulation, reveals the fact that the branch of the portal sys- tem which conducts the blood from the kidneys is obstructed, and the square ----------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 7D ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Libra 0 SUN: Virgo 28:14 SATURN: Libra 7:17 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Libra 29 MOON: Capricorn 13:47 URANUS: Gemini 25:06 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Scorpio 21 MERCURY: Libra 23:51 NEPTUNE: Aries 4:54R ] [ ASCENDANT: Sagitt. 10:17 VENUS: Libra 9:20R ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Capricorn 14 MARS: Libra 1:55 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Aquarius 23 JUPITER: Libra 29:14 ] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- of Saturn to the moon diminishes the amount of urine secreted. Neptune in opposition to Saturn shows clearly a mental cause, irritability and worry, interfering with nerve action. Thus renal calculi are formed, and the [PAGE 1005] person is subject to one of the most painful maladies imaginable. To help a person of this nature we must invoke the aid of Jupiter and Mercury trine Uranus. Mars is the great energizer that impels to action, but Saturn in conjunction puts a damper on him, and the native becomes indo- lent, averse to the exercise generally enjoyed by the Sagittarians. We must therefore wake the native up to the urgent necessity for exercise and plenty of it. The moon in Capricorn acts in the opposite sign, Cancer, ruling the stomach, and because it squares Saturn in Libra, the sign of the kidneys, it interferes with the secretion of urine. Hence the necessity for the regula- tion of the diet. Nothing of an irritating or unduly stimulating nature should be eaten. The best healer for this person would be one who has Leo rising, as that is in harmony with Sagittarius. Aries is second choice for the reason that an Arian may be too rough and arouse antagonism without so intending. Nei- ther should have Saturn in Sagittarius or Taurus, these being on the cusps of the patient's first and sixth houses respectively. [PAGE 1006] NO. 7E.--RENAL CIRCULATION: Female, born March 24, 1845, 5:06 A.M. In judging the case presented in this horoscope our first care, as usual, is to find out what sort of mental quality this person has, for always we must remember that the mind is the maker of the body. Therefore the wisest doctors now use harmless pills and helpful suggestions. Mercury and the moon, the two particular significators in respect to mind, are in opposition. The moon is also in opposition to the sun, Jupi- ter, and Uranus. Mars is square to the sun, moon, Jupiter, Mercury, and Uranus. Thus the person is extremely erratic, vacillating, and torn between different purposes. There is only one redeeming feature, namely, Saturn trine the moon and sextile Jupiter. Were it not for these aspects, which steady the mind, the native would likely have gone insane. Take now in con- junction with the foregoing remarks the fact that four common signs are on the angles and you will understand that she is extremely difficult to handle mentally. She is one of those unfortunate weaklings afflicted with a wish- bone instead of a backbone. The sun square Mars makes her impulsive, also the adverse aspects from cardinal signs give a certain surplus energy which manifests as impulse. But she lacks the persistence to carry out her im- petuous designs. [PAGE 1007] The affliction of Jupiter indicates faulty circulation, and naturally we judge the presence of Saturn in Aquarius as an indication of obstruction in that place, for the diseases to which the human body is heir are found in the weakest spot, and Saturn usually marks this. Aquarius governs the lower ------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 7E ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Sagitt. 19 SUN: Aries 3:39 SATURN: Aquarius 15:39 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Capricorn 10 MOON: Libra 10:57 URANUS: Aries 6:07 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Aquarius 4 MERCURY: Aries 5:17 NEPTUNE: Aquarius 24:52 ] [ ASCENDANT: Pisces 9:24 VENUS: Pisces 19:56 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Aries 26 MARS: Capricorn 9:41 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Taurus 26 JUPITER: Aries 13:45 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------- limbs, and the presence of Saturn there shows us that the obstruction of the circulation is at work in that region. Moreover, Mars has progressed to the conjunction of Saturn in Aquarius, and both are in the twelfth house, the house which indicates confinement. Therefore we may judge that the person [PAGE 1008] is afflicted with a severe case of impeded circulation, and it is no sur- prise to learn that her legs are numb and cold, that she cannot use them properly, and that she is confined to her bed on that account. The moon in Libra, which rules the kidneys, and her opposition to Jupiter shows that the renal circulation is out of order, and the presence of so many planets in Aries, which governs the head, is a sure indication that there is a riot of conflicting forces there. Thus because of the afflic- tions of these planets we have a case of sleeplessness, extreme nervousness, and the irritability given by Uranus. The blood runs riot in the upper part of the body, and there is too little in the lower. As that native is well along in years there is not much to build upon, but an effort should nevertheless be made to stimulate the kidneys. The se- cretion of urine is often totally stopped by the opposition of Uranus, Mer- cury, and Jupiter to the moon in Libra. This leaves deposits of poison in the system, and as long as these are not eliminated the person will be weighted down by a heavy and sluggish feeling which makes the body seem as if it were made of lead. Great care should be taken to soothe and calm this woman as every bit of anger or irritability makes elimination more difficult and causes more poison to collect in the system. A healer who has Scorpio rising and who does not have Saturn in Aquarius, Pisces, or Leo would have a beneficial effect. [PAGE 1009] NO. 7F.--BLADDER TROUBLE: Female, born October 21, 1886, 11:00 A.M. When we note that the moon and Mercury, which are significators of the mind, are squaring each other from fixed signs, it is at once evident that this patient will be rather set in her opinions and on that account diffi- cult to handle. A person with Leo or Aries rising whose Saturn is not in Gemini would probably have the best success in making her obey orders. Sat- urn, the planet of obstruction, in Cancer, the sign which rules the stomach, shows that the digestion is poor, and his square to the sun, Jupiter, and Venus placed in the sign Libra, which rules the kidneys, indicates that there is difficulty in the removal of the waste material through these or- gans. The sun being close to the cusp of Scorpio, the sign which rules the rectum, further accentuates the trouble of elimination, showing that the person is subject to constipation. It should be noted that when the significator of bladder trouble is in the fore part of the sign Libra, the difficulty will usually be found in the kidneys themselves, but if in the latter part of Libra, the bladder will be affected. Thus, following out this line of judgment we may know that as of the sun is in 28 degrees of Libra, the trouble will be found more in the bladder than in the kidneys. The square of the moon to Mercury in Scorpio [PAGE 1010] shows that there is nervous trouble in the rectal region. Altogether the various signs and aspects which we have enumerated show that this person is suffering from constipation and bladder trouble. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 7F ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Libra 16 SUN: Libra 28:13 SATURN: Cancer 22:22 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Scorpio 12 MOON: Leo 12:32 URANUS: Libra 9:22 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Sagitt. 4 MERCURY: Scorpio 13:16 NEPTUNE: Taurus 27:11R ] [ ASCENDANT: Sagitt. 24:04 VENUS: Libra 17:38 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Aquarius 1 MARS: Sagitt. 11:33 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Pisces 11 JUPITER: Libra 18:53 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is not all. We find Mars, the planet of surgery, conjunction An- tares. When one of the malefics is placed near the nebulous spot Antares, Sagittarius 8, and either of the lights are afflicted, trouble with the eyes is quite certain to result. In this horoscope both the sun and moon are [PAGE 1011] afflicted, one by a square of Saturn, the other by a square of Mercury. We may therefore judge that this woman will have trouble with her eyes, and as Mars is placed in the twelfth house, which rules confinement in hospitals or kindred places, it is evident that she is facing a grave danger from that source. It is also plain from the horoscope that Saturn in Cancer is at the root of all the trouble by obstructing the digestion, and if we can once convince the patient that right living is the key to health, it may not be too late to restore the tone of the system. It will probably be very difficult to so convince her on account of her fixed mental attitude indicated by th square of the moon and Mercury in fixed signs. A diet of coarse food consisting of whole wheat bread and vegetables which have a great deal of fibre in them will be necessary to stimulate the peristaltic action of the bowels. Asparagus and other foods which act on the kidneys, with plenty of lettuce and spinach, which are full of iron, will help to tone the system up so that in time elimination will become nor- mal and then the eyes will grow better. [PAGE 1012] NO. 7G.--DIABETES: Female, born December 28, 1885, 11:55 P.M. The patient in this case is suffering from diabetes, a disease in which the food is turned to sugar in excess of the requirements of the body, and this product is eliminated in the urine. Here we find Jupiter on the Ascen- dant in the sign Libra, which governs the kidneys, conjunction and parallel Uranus, and square the sun and Saturn, the latter in the sign Cancer, which rules the stomach. We also find that the sun is square the moon in Libra, and parallel and opposition Saturn. Thus it is very evident that the stom- ach and kidneys are the weakest links in the chain of the body, and there- fore we may look for disease in these organs. Jupiter afflicted and on the Ascendant denotes one who is too fond of good things to eat, a glutton. The conjunction with Uranus tells us that this person is not satisfied with quantity alone but desires her food to be superfine in quality and to be excessively seasoned. Saturn, the planet of obstruction, being in Cancer, the sign governing the stomach, interferes with digestion. Consequently the food cannot be entirely assimilated, and some of it must be expurgated from the system or it will cause a clogged and poisoned condition. Jupiter has rule over the liver, where the sugar usu- ally required in the economy of the body is manufactured but he is sorely afflicted by a square of Saturn and the sun. Consequently this activity is [PAGE 1013] abnormal, and as Jupiter is placed in the sign of the kidneys, Libra, he al- lows the sugar to slip out in the urine, thus giving rise to the symptoms which we diagnose as diabetes. There is also a throat affliction because ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ BIRTH CHART NO. 7G ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Cancer 6 SUN: Capricorn 7:49 SATURN: Cancer 4:40R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Leo 10 MOON: Libra 17:46 URANUS: Libra 7:38 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Virgo 10 MERCURY: Sagitt. 19:04R NEPTUNE: Taurus 23:06R ] [ ASCENDANT: Libra 5:10 VENUS: Aquarius 23:20 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Scorpio 2 MARS: Virgo 21:06 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Sagitt. 2 JUPITER: Libra 5:15 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Neptune is in Taurus, the sign that governs the throat, afflicting Venus, the ruler of Taurus. When we look to the inner causes of this disease in our endeavor to find a remedy we note that Saturn is elevated and afflicting the sun and Jupiter. [PAGE 1014] This makes the person morose and irritable, given to looking upon the dark side of life and to finding fault with everything and everybody. The duct- less glands are centers of important spiritual activity. An afflicted Neptune in Taurus and an afflicted Uranus in Libra interfere with the ac- tivities of the thyroid gland and the adrenals. Before such a person can be really cured she must experience some kind of a shock or be taken into an entirely new environment and more cheerful surroundings. A healer with Gemini or Aquarius rising whose Saturn is not in Pisces would probably have the most beneficial effect. NO. 7H.--DIABETES: Female, born February 24, 1863, at 9:50 P.M. The horoscope of this woman has the sign of Libra on the Ascendant, with cardinal signs on the four angles, and Leo intercepted in the 10th house. These are all signs of strong feeling. The cardinal signs are the favorites of the universe, for the sun's entrance into these four signs marks the four seasons. People with the cardinal signs on the angles feel more keenly, live more intensely, and as a result suffer more than others. The ascending sign of our patient is that of Libra, with Jupiter retro- grade on the Ascendant. Jupiter is parallel to the sun, but its being ret- rograde naturally weakens the effects of this planet. We find Jupiter in the latter degrees of Libra, a Venusian sign, and Venus and the sun in the Jupiterian sign of Pisces; usually under such conditions the body taken on an abundance of flesh after middle life. This woman was of immense size, weighing over two hundred pounds, which is indicated by the above positions, also by Jupiter on the Ascendant and Mars in Taurus sextile to Venus in Pi- sces. Venus being in the fifth house, this woman found great pleasure in good things to eat and wanted her food in large quantities. This naturally caused her to put on much flesh. Neptune, the planet of mysteries, representing hidden or occult things is in Aries in the 6th house, sextile to the moon. The 6th house rules labor [PAGE 1015] and the 10th house the vocation. The moon is the ruler of the 10th house, and together with Neptune indicates the vocation which this woman would choose. It is thus clearly indicated that she was a professional medium. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 7H ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Cancer 29 SUN: Pisces 6:05 SATURN: Libra 4:08R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Virgo 2 MOON: Gemini 2:00 URANUS: Gemini 16:42 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Libra 1 MERCURY: Aquarius 12:29 NEPTUNE: Aries 2:32 ] [ ASCENDANT: Libra 24:20 VENUS: Pisces 24:17 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Scorpio 22 MARS: Taurus 22:46 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Sagitt. 24 JUPITER: Libra 27:03R ] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- She was reported to be a very good one, which is shown by the moon sextile to Neptune and trine to Saturn, the 6th, 8th, and 12th houses being in- volved. Uranus being trine to Mercury, she would seek reasons for spiritu- alistic phenomena, also because Mercury is in the intellectual sign of [PAGE 1016] Aquarius. Uranus is in the mercurial sign of Gemini, a sign of intellectu- ality, and Uranus and Mercury are therefore in mutual reception, which is conducive to much sympathy between these two planets. What is meant by "mu- tual reception" is that these planets have exchanged signs; Uranus is in Mercury's sign, and Mercury is in the Uranian sign. These two planets as a result have a strong influence on the life of the native. This woman con- ducted classes in spiritualism and gave spiritualistic readings. We find Venus and the sun in Pisces in the 5th house, the house of plea- sure. Venus is sextile to Mars and has a weak square to Uranus. This was clearly expressed in the woman's life, for she lived with a man whom she in- troduced as her husband but to whom she had never been married. This man was represented by the sun and Venus in Pisces and by Venus sextile to Mars and in weak square to Uranus. The man was large, red-haired, and fond of drink. He depended upon this woman entirely for his support, and they both lived to eat, and to make merry upon the money which she earned as a medium. This kind of a life may do for a while, but there comes a time when nature rebels, when the vital organs refuse to stand the strain any longer, as in this case. When the progressed Venus reached a conjunction with Mars in Taurus and the progressed moon was in Aquarius, making a square to Mars radical and to Venus progressed, the strain which the woman had placed on her body by her [PAGE 1017] riotous living found a weak spot in the kidneys, for the chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Saturn usually shows the spot where the weak- ness is apt to show itself. We find in this case Saturn in Libra in opposi- tion and parallel to Neptune. This woman called upon headquarters when she was suffering very greatly from diabetes. It was, however, very difficult for her to follow the diet laid down for her as she was accustomed to the richest foods, which were taken in large quantities. SEX: SEX AND THROAT: NO. 8A--B: We are told in "The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception" that when the Ego entered into possession of its vehicles, it became necessary to use part of the creative force for the building of the brain and the larynx. The latter was originally a part of the sex organ. The larynx was built while the dense body was yet bent together in the bag-like shape which is still the form of the human embryo. As the dense body straightened and became up- right, part of the creative organ remained with the upper part of the dense body and later became the larynx. It is always possible to make the lesson stronger by using two horo- scopes. In this case we will begin with the horoscope numbered 8A, which is that of man born April 22nd, 1881, at 2 P.M. The common sign of Virgo is on the Ascendant and common signs on all the angles. In this horoscope we will show the law of the vicious circle, which the doctors are so interested in and which is so baffling, and how this law [PAGE 1018] proves the truth of the statement quoted from the "Cosmo-Conception". We have Saturn, the sun, and Jupiter in conjunction, and Saturn and Jupi- ter are parallel to the moon. Neptune is in conjunction with Venus and both -------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 8A ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Gemini 3 SUN: Taurus 2:30 SATURN: Taurus 2:07 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Cancer 10 MOON: Aquarius 17:31 URANUS: Virgo 9:54R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Leo 13 MERCURY: Aries 9:07 NEPTUNE: Taurus 13:34 ] [ ASCENDANT: Virgo 9:10 VENUS: Taurus 19:07R ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Libra 1 MARS: Pisces 14:41 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Libra 29 JUPITER: Taurus 2:33 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------- are square the moon. All these planets except the moon are in Taurus, the sign which has rule over the throat. We find the planet of impulse, Uranus, retrograde on the Ascendant in Virgo and in opposition to Mars. These planets are in common signs and in [PAGE 1019] angles. Thus they are strong by house position but placed in weak-willed signs. Uranus and Mars give the desire for pleasure and the gratification of the senses. Mars is sextile to Venus and Neptune in Taurus, a sign which ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTHCHART NO. 8B [FLAT CHART] ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Capricorn SUN: Scorpio 19:52 SATURN: Scorpio 11:11 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aquarius MOON: Virgo 23:19 URANUS: Scorpio 20:15 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Pisces MERCURY: Scorpio 0:57 NEPTUNE: Gemini 17:24R ] [ ASCENDANT: Aries VENUS: Libra 4:24 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Taurus MARS: Scorpio 9:25 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Gemini JUPITER: Leo 8:52 ] --------------------------------------------------------------------- makes one apt to drift along the same path, Taurus ruling the sense of taste. Neptune and Venus in Taurus, square to the moon in Aquarius, would lead to the habit of drink and also to irregular association with women friends, for the moon is the ruler of the house of friends, the 11th. [PAGE 1020] We find no planets in Scorpio, the sign which rules the generative or- gans, but Uranus afflicted by Mars gives a tendency to venereal diseases. Syphilis was the net result. Therefore we may see that Taurus which rules the throat and larynx, here expresses itself through the opposite point of the vicious circle of the fixed signs, namely Scorpio, ruler of the gen- erative organs. The moon in Aquarius, the third point of the circle, is also a contributing factor in the situation. In the second case we will use a plain figure, as the hour of birth is lacking. This is the horoscope, numbered 8B, of a woman born November 12th, 1895. In this figure we find Mercury, Mars, Saturn, the sun, and Uranus all in the sign of Scorpio, which has rule over the generative organs, with Saturn and Mars in conjunction and square to Jupiter. The sun and Uranus are also in conjunction with each other and the sun is parallel to Jupiter. This woman had her tonsils removed at puberty. The tonsils are ruled by Taurus. Due to Mars in conjunction with Saturn, and the sun in conjunction with Uranus in the sign of Scorpio, she unfortunately yielded to the vicious practice of abortion, which so weakened the functions of the generative or- gans that removal of the ovarian tubes was necessary. Here again we see the vicious circle of the fixed signs in operation, Taurus and Scorpio being the points affected. We may see by comparison of these two horoscopes how the generative [PAGE 1021] organs and the throat are closely in sympathy with each other and that abuses of the function of one of them often express themselves through im- paired functioning of the opposite organ. NO. 8C.--SEX: Female, born November 24, 1909, hour of birth not known. We will here illustrate how it is possible to diagnose a disease cor- rectly from a flat figure. It is, however, impossible to predict the exact time of crises or to judge the strength of the will of the patient, for those with a common sign on the Ascendant some times become hopeless inva- lids if planetary aspects are also weak, while one with fixed signs on the angles (especially with the vital sun sign Leo ascending), even if the plan- ets are weak, will often through the determination and will power of the fixed signs overcome adverse conditions. The Taurians, however, although under a fixed sign, sometimes allow fear to throw them into a chronic condi- tion of ill health which with the fixed and stolid nature of this sign it is very difficult to overcome. [PAGE 1022] In this lesson we shall deal largely with the ductless glands, upon which science has spent so much time, though it has been unable as yet to arrive at a full understanding of these little organs. We will deal particularly with the thyroid gland, which is under the rule of Mercury and in which ----------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 8C [FLAT CHART] ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Capricorn SUN: Sagitt. 1:35 SATURN: Aries 16:57R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aquarius MOON: Aries 22:00 URANUS: Capricorn 18:31 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Pisces MERCURY: Scorpio 26:39 NEPTUNE: Cancer 19:04R ] [ ASCENDANT: Aries VENUS: Capricorn 18:37 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Taurus MARS: Aries 1:11 Gemini 7:45 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Gemini JUPITER: Libra 8:24 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Sagitt. 7:45 ] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- science is greatly interested, the thyroid glands of goats and monkeys hav- ing been grafted into men to rejuvenate them. In the above horoscope we find Saturn, the planet of obstruction and crystallization and ruler of the pneumogastric nerve, in conjunction with [PAGE 1023] the moon, which rules the uterus, ovaries, and sympathetic nervous system. Venus, the planet ruling the sign of Taurus, the throat, also rules the thy- mus gland, the organ through which the child receives the parental blood necessary to build the body. This gland has especially to do with the de- velopment of the reproductive organs. At puberty the thymus gland atro- phies, and its work is then continued by the pituitary body, ruled by Uranus, which is the higher octave of Venus. In this girl's horoscope we find the planets Venus and Uranus in conjunction, square to Saturn and the moon, and in opposition to the planet Neptune, which has rule over the pi- neal gland and which is the higher octave of Mercury. Scientists have ob- served that the pineal gland has some connection with the mind. Dr. J. S. Lankford stated in THE NEW YORK MEDICAL JOURNAL some time ago that "the pi- neal gland, which is at the base of the brain, is a partly glandular and partly nervous structure, and is known to be the center of all sensation and emotion; at the same time it rules and directs all the activities of the whole system of ductless glands and the vegetative nervous system, thereby governing all the functions of organic life. It also serves as a communi- cating center between the brain and the other organs." Now, where we find the planets which have rule over the nervous system and the brain in square and opposition, what can we expect but that abuse of one kind or another will cause bodily disturbance! In the case of this [PAGE 1024] young girl, whose guardians called upon our Healing Department for help, she had for some years been afflicted with the secret sex habit, of which the guardians were unaware until apprised through our diagnosis. The venous circulation is obstructed by the conjunction of Venus and Uranus. The lat- ter planet, according to "The Message of the Stars" "is responsible sible for strange and abnormal growths which produce...freaks of nature." The thymus gland in this case has an abnormal growth caused by the conjunc- tion of Venus with Uranus, which created too much blood for the development of the generative organs in childhood. This in turn created a disturbance in the parts of the body ruled by this gland. We are told by the doctors that the pineal gland (under Neptune) rules and directs all the ductless glands. Max Heindel has been alone in his claim that Neptune is the higher octave of Mercury, the latter planet having rule over the thyroid gland. Other astrologers have claimed that Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. But science corroborates our contention that the pineal gland has rule over the mentality. The "Cosmo-Conception" states that this was at first an organ of sensation and orientation, and that when it began to withdraw into the head, the division of the sexes began to take place and the brain and larynx were developed. Dr. Lankford further states that the large amount of sugar consumed by humanity overdevelops and overstimulates the pineal gland. The truth of [PAGE 1025] this has been shown in our experience with cases in which Neptune was af- flicted and especially where the afflictions were such that the patient had to overcome unnatural sex desires. These patients invariably were heavy sugar eaters. Sugar in excess as well as liquor is a false stimulant and excites the ductless glands, which when overstimulated are responsible for sex degeneracy. This young girl by years of abuse had dissipated the vital fluids that were necessary to help build the brain, and consequently at the age of eleven she was afflicted with epilepsy, which is a disease caused by abnormality of one of the ductless glands. The doctors could not find the cause and wished to remove the tonsils. When there is an abnormal exercise of the sex function or unexpressed unnatural desires, the throat, and espe- cially the tonsils and the larynx, are often enlarged and swollen. Oh, what a pity that all surgeons and the doctors of all schools do not have a knowl- edge of diagnosis by the wonderful science of astrology to combine with their own science! In order to help a case such as the one under consideration it is first necessary to remove the cause, which is to help this poor girl overcome her unnatural desires. The diet must be changed; all highly seasoned food, con- diments, eggs, and especially sugar, must be eliminated, and the vegetables which contain elements that work directly upon the nervous system should be used, such as celery, onions, parsley, lettuce, et cetera. This body should be kept clean by bathing and dry rubbing, and plenty of exercise in the [PAGE 1026] fresh air and sunshine should be taken. It will be difficult at the girl's present age to build up the brain, which is very undeveloped. Young people who have dissipated their vital fluids between the ages of seven and four- teen when the creative force should be used for the development of the brain will seldom be very bright mentally. The physical body, however, can be built up, and if the habit is overcome before the age of twenty-one, there is hope that by careful living the brain can be developed, giving an average mentality. NO.8D--E: GONORRHEA: Female, born July 30, 1896, hour not known. Two horoscopes will be used in this lesson in an endeavor to illustrate how the planets show when disease may be the result of breaking the laws of nature in former lives, and how the seeds that have been sown by past sins will bring their fruits in this life. The first horoscope is that of a woman whose hour of birth is not known. Nor is it necessary for diagnosis in a horoscope with planets so strangely grouped and in the fixed signs. We will set the figure with Aries on the Ascendant. We find Mercury, sun, Venus, Jupiter, and the Dragon's Tail all in the fifth sign, Leo, which represents the pleasures of the native. We find Mars in Taurus in its detriment, the sign in which this planet of dy- namic energy shows its most evil tendencies. This planet is afflicted by the opposition of the licentious Uranus and the obstructive Saturn. These last named planets are in conjunction and in the fixed sign of Scorpio. These three malefic planets, Mars, Uranus, and Saturn are also square to the planets in Leo. Here we find a very heavy debt of destiny. In the Rosicrucian teachings we are told that we lay the foundation in this life upon which we shall [PAGE 1027] build the structure of future lives. This woman in her previous life had developed a very powerful desire nature, which in this embodiment was very hard to keep under control. Venus in conjunction with the sun and Jupiter ------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 8D [FLAT CHART] ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Capricorn SUN: Leo 7:44 SATURN: Scorpio 12:38 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aquarius MOON: Aries 12:53 URANUS: Scorpio 20:28R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Pisces MERCURY: Leo 6:24 NEPTUNE: Gemini 19:34 ] [ ASCENDANT: Aries VENUS: Leo 13:34 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Taurus MARS: Taurus 19:36 Aquarius 25:09 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Gemini JUPITER: Leo 17:15 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Leo 25:09 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------- and square to Uranus and Saturn in the sign of Scorpio, also Mars, the planet which has rule over the desires, square to Venus and Jupiter, all lead to free love and clandestine attachments, with the result that this poor woman has contracted that dread disease, gonorrhea, which has resulted [PAGE 1028] in tuberculosis of the pelvic and hip bones. Now planets impel but they do not compel. This woman by her former liv- ing had attracted to herself these planetary afflictions, but she was not impelled to respond to their weakness, for we find the moon well aspected, making a sextile to Neptune and a trine to Jupiter, Venus, sun, and Mercury. Neptune is also sextile to Venus and Jupiter. If the woman had used her will and followed the desire to live right which naturally must have come to her from time to time, she could have transmuted this seeming evil into good. But the path of sensual pleasure was so much broader and so alluring, while the upward path meant self-surrender! NO. 8E: Male, born August 13, 1920, 1:18 A.M. The second horoscope is that of a young boy born with the dread disease with which the woman in case No. 8D was afflicted. The boy's poor little body at birth was covered with sores, and in the early part of November of the birth year this poor soul passed out under great suffering. [PAGE 1029] Now as regards the man who does not understand and believe in rebirth and the law of consequence this last case would be apt to disturb his faith in God, who to him might appear cruel and unjust to have visited this suffering upon an innocent babe. But when the occultist who has a knowledge of ------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 8E ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Pisces 10 SUN: Leo 20:18 SATURN: Virgo 11:50 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aries 14 MOON: Leo 9:46 URANUS: Pisces 4:14R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Taurus 25 MERCURY: Leo 1:48 NEPTUNE: Leo 11:37 ] [ ASCENDANT: Cancer 2:37 VENUS: Virgo 1:30 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Cancer 23 MARS: Scorpio 16:26 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Leo 14 JUPITER: Leo 27:01 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------- astrology seeks an answer to this seeming injustice, he finds Uranus in Pi- sces, the 12th house sign of self-undoing, near the Midheaven and in opposi- tion to Saturn, which is in the 4th house. These two planets represent the parents and show that this soul had sinned in its previous lives in such a manner as to be attracted to parents who were afflicted with the above dis- ease. We also find Mars in the sign of Scorpio, square to Neptune, sun, and moon, which are in the fixed sign of Leo, the natural 5th house sign of pleasure. This soul had passed out of its former embodiment in a manner very similar to that of the woman with the first horoscope. The parents were only the instruments through which it received its lesson. How strangely the threads of life cross one another, weaving in and out with the threads of other persons' lives we have wronged, and who then must be the means through which we learn our lessons. "The mills of God grind slowly, But they grind exceeding small." Continued with file "RC2023.TXT" End of File

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