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Filename: RC2025.TXT Source: "Astro-Diagnosis--A Guide to Healing" by Max & Augusta Foss Heindel [PAGE 1121] NO. 13G.--RICKETS AND TETANY: Female, born January 6th, 1911, 8:20 P.M. We have here the horoscope of a young girl who has the common sign of Virgo on the Ascendant, with the sun in the fifth house in Capricorn. We are told in "The Message of the Stars" that the sun rules the vital fluid which is drawn into the body through the spleen and how this life-giving fluid feeds the entire organism. The sun is afflicted in this case by an opposition of Neptune, which is placed in the sign of Cancer. Cancer has rule over the stomach. The sun is also afflicted by a parallel of Mars and Uranus. We here may see that the gateway of the body through which the solar force must needs enter in order to make it possible for the vital body to restore what the desire body destroys, has not worked normally even from birth. When the sun is afflicted by the spasmodic Uranus, the cramping effect of Neptune, and the inflammatory conditions of the fiery Mars, we may expect that at some time during the life of the native, when nature's laws have been broken and when the progressed planets start the af- flictions into action, there will be trouble. In the beginning of the year 1923 the progressed moon was passing through the sign of Virgo and made a square to the radical Mars in Sagittarius. This disturbed the metabolism of the digestive tract, which on account of [PAGE 1122] the resulting inflammation was unable to furnish the blood with the proper amount of mineral salts. This combined with the disturbed solar force caused by an afflicted sun deprived the bones and the muscles of their -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 13G ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Taurus 23 SUN: Capricorn 15:25 SATURN: Aries 29:43 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Cancer 2 MOON: Pisces 27:50 URANUS: Capricorn 24:42 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Leo 7 MERCURY: Capricorn 23:26R NEPTUNE: Cancer 20:19R ] [ ASCENDANT: Virgo 2:50 VENUS: Capricorn 25:21 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Virgo 23 MARS: Sagitt. 12:10 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Libra 19 JUPITER: Scorpio 10:24 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- nourishment. In January 1923 the new moon fell in conjunction with the radical Venus, Uranus, and Mercury, square to Saturn, and opposition to Neptune. This excited the latent condition caused by Neptune in Cancer, the sun, Uranus, Venus, and Mercury in Capricorn, and the malefic Saturn in [PAGE 1123] Aries making a square to the last three planets. Added to all these afflic- tions Mars radical is parallel to Uranus, Neptune, Venus and the sun. Do we wonder that this young girl was afflicted with the dread disease of rickets, which is a malady in which the bones are lacking in mineral matter, and with tetany, which is a disease causing a nervous contraction of the muscles of the extremities? Had the parents known the tendencies in this horoscope when the child was quite young and carefully chosen her food so that she would have received the greatest possible amount of nourishment from the smallest possible amount of it, avoiding the excessive use of sugar, starches, and proteins, and had they used more of nature's pure, green vegetables, they might have helped her to build better bones and muscles. Unfortunately many of our northern countries do not have the pure green food all the year round such as we have here in sunny California, where it may be found in abundance twelve months in the year. In prescribing a diet for the patient suffering from the above malady we would eliminate all heavy proteins, giving her plenty of pure fresh goat's milk, carrots, lettuce, onions, and spinach, adding a very small amount of entire wheat bread each day to give bulk. Let her lie in the sunshine as much as possible; especially should the sun shine upon the spine. Give her friction rubs, which will stimulate the circulation. [PAGE 1124] THE NERVES: NO. 14A--B: NERVOUS BREAKDOWN AND PARALYSIS: In order to illustrate to the student why the same disease will leave different after-effects we will use two horoscopes. These two charts prove the claim which we have always made that there is no more perfect way of di- agnosing the disease of a patient, nothing more reliable, than astro-diagnosis. Both patients have called upon the Invisible Helpers for healing, and both have been sufferers from that dread disease which has taken so many lives all over the world and has claimed more victims than did the world war, the disease which the doctors call influenza, or for short, the "flu." NO. 14A: Male, born June 3rd, 1855, 2:00 A.M. Here we have the ambitious, fiery sign of Aries on the Ascendant, with the sun in the restless, nervous sign of Gemini in the house of finances, in [PAGE 1125] conjunction with the persevering, tactful, thrifty, grasping Saturn. The ruler of the horoscope, Mars, is in the last degrees of Taurus, square to Jupiter. Jupiter has great love for finance. He likes it and therefore can ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ BIRTH CHART NO. 14A ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Capricorn 10 SUN: Gemini 12:05 SATURN: Gemini 18:25 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aquarius 2 MOON: Capricorn 17:41 URANUS: Taurus 18:15 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Pisces 2 MERCURY: Cancer 2:58 NEPTUNE: Pisces 18:07 ] [ ASCENDANT: Aries 20:05 VENUS: Cancer 21:51 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Taurus 26 MARS: Taurus 29:32 Taurus 11:23 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Gemini 20 JUPITER: Pisces 2:04 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Scorpio 11:23 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ do great things with it. He is large and benevolent in all his ways. We find that this man had a great desire for wealth, and after having had in- fluenza he put such a strain upon his physical body in order to gain wealth that he brought about a nervous condition from which he is now suffering. [PAGE 1126] He has the restless moon in the Midheaven trine to the irresponsible and in- ventive Uranus, giving a great desire for speculation and to engage in get-rich-quick schemes. But Neptune, the planet dealing with large corpora- tions and speculation, is square to the sun and Saturn in the 2nd house, showing that he has always been speculating with large corporations and al- ways losing. Venus in Cancer in the 4th house in opposition to the moon in the Midheaven gives an extravagant, frivoulous, slothful, and dissolute condi- tion in the home, indicating that money is wasted and used very foolishly, giving the native even greater desire to make money. He sacrificed his vi- tality for the almighty dollar. Being a telegraph operator, he used the brain and the fingers tips to excess, which caused inadequate nutrition of the nervous system. The result was a complete nervous breakdown. [PAGE 1127] NO. 14B: Male, born April 15, 1865, 8:22 A.M. With the nervous sign Gemini rising and the restless, unconventional Uranus on the Ascendant in opposition to Jupiter, ruler of the arterial blood, this man was an easy prey to pneumonia, as the capillaries of the lungs were contracted, which made oxygenation spasmodic. The sun, the life giver, we find in the 11th house in Aries, in opposi- tion to the retrograde Saturn in Libra. Saturn is in his exaltation in Li- bra and very powerful. We would ordinarily look for the greatest trouble in the corresponding part of the body. This man would some time have suffered with renal disorder as the body was very sluggish and charged with impuri- ties and the kidneys had not been eliminating properly for a number of years. He has always been a hearty enter. With Mars in Cancer square to Neptune, he has been very immoderate and abnormal in the indulgence of his appetite, also too fond of liquids. The planets frequently work in opposites. In this case we find that the sign Aries is the seat of the principal trouble. This man was paralyzed af- ter the effects of pneumonia were overcome. We can see the difference between these two men. 14A is more able to overcome disease, having the fiery, ambitious sign of Aries on the Ascen- dant. He has better circulation for he has Mercury and Jupiter trine. [PAGE 1128] 14B has the restless, emotional Uranus in Gemini on the Ascendant badly af- flicted, and it is very difficult for him to remain quiet and calm; his emo- tions constantly carry him to excesses and extremes. Both should be put ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ BIRTH CHART NO. 14B ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Aquarius 27 SUN: Aries 25:45 SATURN: Libra 27:07R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aries 0 MOON: Sagitt. 16:09 URANUS: Gemini 26:16 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Taurus 11 MERCURY: Taurus 14:49 NEPTUNE: Aries 8:42 ] [ ASCENDANT: Gemini 21:49 VENUS: Taurus 25:41 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Cancer 13 MARS: Cancer 8:12 Scorpio 0:32 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Leo 3 JUPITER: Sagitt. 29:00R DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Taurus 0:32 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ on a strict diet, for they have indulged too freely in the good things of the table. It should consist principally of vegetables, including raw on- ions, parsley, and celery. 14A is suffering from a complete nervous breakdown, while 14B is paralyzed. [PAGE 1129] NO. 14C--D: DEFECTIVE WALK: A pair of most interestingly similar charts, both in aspects and symp- toms, will now be considered. We will first take figure No. 14C, that of a boy born November 25, 1899, 0:30 A.M. We find the vacillating and negative moon in the 12th house near the As- cendant, as the ruler of the horoscope. This planet is square to the sun and Uranus. These last two planets are in conjunction in Sagittarius, the sign which has rule over the hips, the sacral region of the spine, and the coccygeal region. Sagittarius also has rule over the iliac arteries and veins, sciatic nerves, and locomotor muscles in hips and thighs. We also find Mars in this sign of the hips, in conjunction with Venus, Mercury, and Saturn. Venus rules the venous blood, and wherever this planet is placed and afflicted, the circulation in that part of the body is impeded. Mars burns up while Saturn restricts, contracts, and dries up. So we find that the circulation is interfered with by these two afflicting planets, and as Mercury rules the nerves we might expect that this boy would suffer from re- strictions in the region of the hips. Neptune, the higher octave of Mer- cury, works upon the nervous system and rules the spinal canal. In this horoscope Neptune is placed in the 10th house in an angle where his power is greater than when placed in a cadent or succeedent house. We also find him in the sign of Mercury (Gemini) which rules the upper spinal nerves. As [PAGE 1130] Neptune is in opposition to Venus, Mercury, and Saturn, and parallel with Saturn, Mars, and Uranus, through this planet which has so many aspects and the greater number of them afflictions, we can locate the seat of the ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ BIRTH CHART NO. 14C ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Gemini 12 SUN: Sagitt. 2:53 SATURN: Sagitt. 23:26 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Cancer 16 MOON: Virgo 3:45 URANUS: Sagitt. 7:58 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Leo 17 MERCURY: Sagitt. 22:01 NEPTUNE: Gemini 26:14R ] [ ASCENDANT: Virgo 14:09 VENUS: Sagitt. 20:40 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Libra 9 MARS: Sagitt. 16:09 Sagitt. 21:05 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Scorpio 9 JUPITER: Scorpio 23:26 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Gemini 21:05 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ trouble--obstruction in the nervous system and spinal fluids. This boy has never been able to walk without staggering like a drunken man. Gemini being the sign of speech, and Mercury the planet ruling speech, Neptune in Gemini has prevented his from learning to use the faculty of speech. With the moon, the life ruler, afflicted in Virgo (the moon having [PAGE 1131] rule over the white fluids of the body, and Mercury, the small intestine), it will be doubtful whether this young man can overcome these afflictions, for a negative sign is rising and the afflictions from angles are stronger than the will of the patient. NO. 14D: The second figure, that of a young man born March 17, 1900, 1:00 A.M., has the energetic sign of Sagittarius on the Ascendant with Jupiter, the life ruler, in its own sign in the 12th house, in conjunction with the ner- vous and erratic Uranus, which is co-ruler of the horoscope. These two planets are also in conjunction with the Dragon's Head with is of a Jupiterian nature. They are afflicted by a square of Mars, from the sign Pisces, also a parallel of Neptune and Saturn. With these afflictions of Jupiter ruling the arterial blood, in the two Jupiterian signs, Sagittarius (hips) and Pisces (the feet), what may we expect but that the arterial blood would be obstructed in the limbs? As the action of Uranus is spasmodic, it shows that at certain times only does this young man suffer with cramping of the motor nerves. But we find Saturn, the planet of obstruction, strong in its own sign of Capricorn, ruling the knees, afflicted by the square of the [PAGE 1132] moon from near the Midheaven, also by the square of Mercury in Aries. As the joints of the body are largely ruled by the sign Capricorn, especially when Saturn is placed in this sign and afflicted, we may expect a lack of power in and control of the lower part of the body. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 14D ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Libra 11 SUN: Pisces 26:12 SATURN: Capricorn 4:24 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Scorpio 8 MOON: Libra 5:39 URANUS: Sagitt. 12:29 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Sagitt. 0 MERCURY: Aries 8:57R NEPTUNE: Gemini 24:15 ] [ ASCENDANT: Sagitt. 19:22 VENUS: Taurus 7:34 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Capricorn 25 MARS: Pisces 12:51 Sagitt. 15:09 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Pisces 5 JUPITER: Sagitt. 10:41 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Gemini 15:09 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- We find Neptune, the planet ruling the spinal canal and the spinal spirit fire, square to the life-giving sun. This aspect acts upon the body as a disconnected wire would upon a telephone; there would be no response. The vital fluids cannot flow freely through the spinal column; and the upper and lower part of the body may be likened to two disconnected wires. This boy, [PAGE 1133] like the first one, could not walk without the support of crutches; but this affliction was very slight until he reached the age of seven years when the progressed moon reached the conjunction of the radical Saturn; then he lost entire control of his limbs. We are told in Galatians, 6th chapter, 7th verse, that whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. The question might be asked, "How could these poor young men he held responsible for something that came upon them as babes?" We are told that this life is not all, that we have lived many lives, and that we are born to parent with whom we have made ties in previ- ous lives. They are the instruments through which we are to receive our lessons. As we look into the lives of these poor souls we see this exempli- fied. They have been attracted to parents who could give them certain bod- ies, the archetype of which they themselves were the builders. We note in Horoscope No. 14C that Neptune is in the 10th house, opposition Saturn, Ve- nus, and Mercury in the 4th house, indicating lewdness and drunkeness of both parents; while in No. 14D the moon is afflicted in the 9th house by an opposition of Mercury, and Saturn in square to both Mercury and moon, indi- cating a drunken father and a nervous and neuresthenic mother. May the poor boys born into these miserably afflicted bodies learn their lessons, as afflictions are to the soul what fire is to gold--a refiner. Surely the experiences in this life will bring them much purification and soul growth. [PAGE 1134] NO. 14E--EXAGGERATED HYSTERIA: Female, born December 5th, 1873, 8:45 P.M. This horoscope has the positive, vital, and fixed sign of Leo on the As- cendant, with the ruler, the sun, in the fifth house in Sagittarius. The moon and Saturn are very strong in their own home signs. Saturn, the planet of obstruction, is in Capricorn in the sixth house, the house of sickness. We usually look to such a planet and its position for the key to the trouble. Saturn is square to the retrograde planet Neptune, which is in conjunction with the Midheaven and in the impulsive sign of Aries. Neptune is the higher octave of Mercury; it is in the ninth house, ruling the higher mind. In such a case we may expect to find brain storms or some abnormal mental trouble. The moon is in its own sign, Cancer, square to Jupiter. Therefore the native can expect little help from the moon, and so we must look to the planet Mercury to see if the mind is to receive assistance to overcome the square of Neptune to Saturn. Mercury is retrograde, which makes its influ- ence latent, and in the sign of its fall, the common and negative sign of Sagittarius. Mercury, however, while weak by sign and retrograde, is helped by a sextile of Jupiter and by one of Saturn. This will save the native from insanity. Uranus, the planet of impulse, is retrograde and in the impulsive sign of [PAGE 1135] Leo, in conjunction with the Ascendant and in opposition to the fiery Mars. Mars and Uranus are in angles, the first and seventh houses, and have a ten- dency to cause spells of temper and spasmodic emotions. This causes ir- regularity of the action of the heart. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ BIRTH CHART NO. 14E ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Aries 28 SUN: Sagitt. 14:04 SATURN: Capricorn 29:34 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Gemini 5 MOON: Cancer 7:23 URANUS: Leo 10:25R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Cancer 10 MERCURY: Sagitt. 2.20R NEPTUNE: Aries 26:04R ] [ ASCENDANT: Leo 9:47 VENUS: Scorpio 25:03 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Virgo 0 MARS: Aquarius 9:52 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Virgo 26 JUPITER: Virgo 29:15 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Neptune in Aries square to Saturn causes the mind to become very selfish, adn from childhood this native has demanded that others grant her every wish. She would throw herself into a spasm in order to get what she wanted [PAGE 1136] from her parents. This habit grew upon her, and when she reached the age of menopause, she had no control whatever over her emotions. The doctors diag- nosed her case as exaggerated hysteria. As the progressed sun neared the conjunction with the radical Mars and the opposition to the radical Uranus, heart trouble developed as a result of the strain which she had put upon her body all through life by these selfish spells. With Neptune in Aries, square to Saturn, she is lacking in mental control and allows the emotional Uranus and Mars to entirely rule her life. Here is a case where the parents were much to blame by permitting her as a child to have her own way. If they had controlled her in these spells in the beginning, even though it had necessitated severe methods and caused the clashing of wills, it would have helped her to get mastery over the emo- tions. But as it is they permitted her to have her way, which has caused her untold suffering and may bring a fatal ending. This is a case in which the patient precipitated her trouble through violent actions. There is no reason whatever for poor health with only three afflictions, namely, Saturn square Neptune and the Midheaven, Uranus in conjunction with the Ascendant and in opposition to Mars, and Jupiter square the moon; while there are 15 good aspects in the horoscope, including the parallels and the sextile of the sun to Mars, and fixed and cardinal signs are on the angles. It may well be said that this woman is digging her [PAGE 1137] own grave. Think of the archetype which she is laying the foundation for to be used in her next embodiment! Can it be wondered at that some souls are born with chronic and incurable diseases? NO. 14F--OBSTRUCTION OF THE PNEUMOGASTRIC NERVE: Female, born April 4, 1915, 5 P.M. In this horoscope we have the common sign of Virgo on the Ascendant, com- mon signs on the four angles, and the afflicting planets are posited in the common signs. As a rule planetary afflictions from these weaker signs are more easily overcome than from cardinal or fixed signs, but when the patient also has common signs on the four angles he will not make the effort neces- sary to overcome planetary conditions. We find the sun in the martial and impulsive sign of Aries, sextile to Uranus. This latter planet is strong in its own sign of Aquarius. The moon is in the restless sign of Sagittarius, and the ruler of the Ascendant, Mer- cury, is in conjunction with the fiery and impulsive Mars. The positions of these various planets will give this child a most impulsive, restless, and ambitious nature, one which will keep her on the go constantly, and whatever she does will be done in a quick and impulsive manner. A lack of self-control is shown. She will eat hurriedly, failing to give proper ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ BIRTH CHART NO. 14F ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Gemini 27 SUN: Aries 14:10 SATURN: Gemini 26:42 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Leo 3 MOON: Sagitt. 20:34 URANUS: Aquarius 14:49 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Virgo 4 MERCURY: Pisces 20:54 NEPTUNE: Cancer 27:39R ] [ ASCENDANT: Virgo 27:42 VENUS: Pisces 3:59 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Libra 21 MARS: Pisces 20:48 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Scorpio 21 JUPITER: Pisces 14:20 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ attention to the mastication of her food. This hurry and impulse will have a bad effect, for Mercury ruling the nervous system, conjunction Mars and square to the moon and the destructive Saturn, will cause the nervous orga- nization to become deranged each time that the native gives way to great [PAGE 1138] excitement, anger, excesses in eating, or anything which might produce a strain on the nerves. The moon has rule over the oesophagus and stomach, and Saturn, which is posited strongly in the Midheaven, has rule over the pneumogastric nerve. Saturn is in opposition to the moon, hence we may expect trouble from the branches of pneumogastric or vagus nerve. The two divisions of this great nerve, the oesophageal and the gastric branches, are obstructed in their functions by Saturn, and this interferes with peristaltic action. The slug- gish action of the oesophagus and the cardiac orifice cause the good to move too slowly through this tube before it reaches the stomach, and then it re- mains too long a time in the stomach before it is digested, for Saturn causes a sluggish condition of these organs. This may result in great dis- tress. This girl suffered intensely with stomach trouble once every six or eight days, the time varying. These spells may be traced to the effect of the transiting moon as it passed through the common signs, forming the conjunc- tion, opposition, or square of the planets in these signs. The moon tran- siting over its radical place in Sagittarius, over Mercury, Jupiter, and Mars in Pisces, and over Saturn in Gemini will bring these afflicted periods once a week. The parents consulted a number of doctors, each one giving a different diagnosis. One physician was positive of cancer and wanted to operate. [PAGE 1139] Between these spells of stomach trouble the girl seemed to be in fairly good health. In a case of this kind undue excitement and all excesses should be avoided, at the time of the moon's transits over the afflicted planets. Caution in the choice of food should be exercised. All coarse foods which are hard to digest should be avoided, and everything that is eaten should be well masticated before it enters the oesophageal tube. THE BONES: NO. 15A--INJURY TO FEMUR: Male, born November 11, 1886, 6:36 A.M. Sagittarius 24:24 is on the Ascendant in the present instance and the in- flammatory and destructive Mars, the planet of impulse, is on the cusp of the Ascendant in the pleasure-loving and heedless sign of Sagittarius. This man was specially fond of horses. Mercury is in the 12th house in Sagit- tarius, sextile to the impulsive Uranus in the 11th house, friends, which shows a desire for swift action, racing, fast driving, et cetera. Mars, the ruler of the fifth house, which has rule over pleasures, is sextile Jupiter. This young man met with accident caused by horses. We find that at the age of 21 years the boy's progressed sun and Venus were in conjunction with the radical Mercury and sextile to Uranus, the pro- gressed Mars having just passed the square to Uranus, and reached the sextile to Venus, indicating a most pleasurable time with friends. But the progressed moon was in square aspect to the radical Neptune, sextile to [PAGE 1140] Mars, and opposition the Midheaven. This brought about an accident, the young man being thrown from a horse. From this he never recovered, the lower limbs becoming paralyzed as a result. He was rarely free from pain, and in 1916 the doctors removed part of the femur of the right leg, for the -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 15A ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Leo 28 SUN: Scorpio 18:20 SATURN: Cancer 22:28R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Libra 1 MOON: Taurus 6:39 URANUS: Libra 10:33 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Scorpio 13 MERCURY: Sagitt. 10:38 NEPTUNE: Taurus 26:47R ] [ ASCENDANT: Sagitt. 24:24 VENUS: Scorpio 12:49 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Capricorn 13 MARS: Sagitt. 26:27 Virgo 3:16 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Aquarius 5 JUPITER: Libra 23:18 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Pisces 3:16 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- fall had bruised the bone and it had rotted. We find Saturn in the 8th house in Cancer square to Jupiter, which is the ruler of the Ascendant. The moon is in its exaltation sign of Taurus, rul- ing the palate, and in the fifth house, hence there was a desire for drink. [PAGE 1141] From the indications in the 11th house, friends, he was wined and dined un- til he had his body over charged with ash. Now when this is the case and the boy is unable to take care of the excess of rich food, the toxic prod- ucts settle in the weakest place. With Jupiter afflicted in Libra, which has rule over the kidneys, these organs were overworked and not able to eliminate the toxins and poisonous matter. The bruised femur naturally was the point which attracted this toxic poison, and decomposition necessarily took place. After a number of operations the native passed out in June, 1918, when the progressed sun was nearing a conjunction with the Ascendant and the pro- gressed moon was in Cancer in conjunction with Saturn in the 8th house, death; also the progressed Mars was then within one degree of an opposition to Saturn. Now had this young man been in touch with a physician who could have properly adjusted the misplaced femur and who would have placed him on a strict vegetarian diet, eliminating all meats and highly seasoned food in order to keep the blood pure, there would have been great possibilities that the life might have been prolonged and that he would not have become paralyzed. But unfortunately he was in a small town in far-off New Zealand where proper aid could not be obtained. The dislocated and bruised bone was neglected, and the diet was largely composed of flesh foods as vegetables were very scarce there at that time. [PAGE 1142] NO. 15B--ARTHRITIC MUSCULAR ATROPHY: Female, Born December 4th, 1899, at 8 P.M. This young woman has the watery sign of Cancer on the Ascendant, with the sun in the common sign of Sagittarius. It is the rule when looking for physical ailments to take the ruler of the 6th house, which rules sickness, and find the position of this planet and its aspects. In this horoscope we find 28 degrees of Sagittarius on the cusp of the 6th house, but the influences of this sign is almost spent be- fore reaching this house. We therefore consider Capricorn, the sign on the 7th house, with 28 degrees on the cusp. The greater part of this sign is thus thrown into the 6th house; therefore we may consider Saturn as having rule over the house of sickness. We find this disturbing and crystallizing planet in 24:37 Sagittarius in conjunction with the inflammatory Mars and in opposition to Neptune and the Dragon's Tail. We are told on page 566 of THE MESSAGE OF THE STARS that Neptune rules the spinal gas, or spinal fluid as the doctors call it. We find Neptune in conjunction with the Dragon's Tail in the sign of Gemini, which has rule over the arms and the region of the 6th and 7th cervical and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd dorsal vertebrae. We find Mars and Saturn in the re- gion of the lower end of the spine, the sacral or Sagittarian region. [PAGE 1143] Saturn when afflicted by Neptune gives very deep-seated disease, that which is difficult to understand. Saturn when afflicted also dries up the synovial fluid of the joints wherever he may be posited. When in conjunc- tion with Mars in the sacral region we may expect trouble, for Mars is hot ------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 15B ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Aries 18 SUN: Sagitt. 12:50 SATURN: Sagitt. 24:37 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Taurus 23 MOON: Capricorn 10:28 URANUS: Sagitt. 8:35 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Gemini 28 MERCURY: Sagitt. 15:22R NEPTUNE: Gemini 25:58R ] [ ASCENDANT: Cancer 28:58 VENUS: Capricorn 2:56 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Leo 21 MARS: Sagitt. 23:28 Sagitt. 20:33 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Virgo 17 JUPITER: Scorpio 25:39 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Gemini 20:33 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- and inflammatory and Saturn is cold and moist, with a restricting influence. We also find Uranus, the sun, and Mercury in conjunction and parallel in this same part of the body, namely the sacral or Sagittarian region. [PAGE 1144] Wherever we find two hot, fiery planets such as the sun and Mars, we may ex- pect that much of the heat and vitality of the body will be brought to this region, and when the restricting influence of Saturn is opposed to the ab- normal and ossifying influence of an afflicted Neptune in the opposite re- gion, namely the upper end of the spinal column, both exerting a harmful in- fluence, we may liken the spinal fluid of the patient to a stream of water which has been dammed at both ends. No fresh water is allowed to flow in, and the old and stagnant water must remain and become polluted. As the greater number of afflictions are to be found in the sacral region, naturally the greater amount of impurity is also lodged there. This young girl developed arthritis of the hip joints at a very early age, partly on account of the neglect of the parents, who were very inharmo- nious. The father was a drunkard and libertine and the mother careless and neglectful of her home duties, spending most of her time away from home and leaving three little girls to shift for themselves. It was never definitely known whether the beginning of this disease was due to an accident; but the stars indicate a fall, which no doubt bruised the hip bone or the sacral bones and was probably the first cause of the disease. Gradually the right leg atrophied, and the spine became bent. In 1917 this girl called on Headquarters for the healing of her hand in- jured in an accident. Here we may again note the influence of Mars and [PAGE 1145] Saturn in conjunction, which had their effect in the opposite sign, Gemini, and caused the breaking of one of the fingers. The bone became affected, and the doctors were unable to do anything to heal it. With the help of the Invisible Helpers, however, and a strict vegetarian diet she recovered. But the native has inherited tainted blood from the father, in conjunction with Saturn and in opposition to Neptune, which would indicate the affliction of the father, namely, the dread disease gonorrhoea. Parents with this disease frequently attract souls for rebirth who must needs suffer from spinal dis- eases, blindness, etc. "The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind ex- ceeding small." NO. 15C: OSTEOMYELITIS--INFLAMMATION OF MARROW OF BONE: Male, born January 9, 1898, 8:00 A.M. This lesson is based on the horoscope of a man who has the fixed sign of Aquarius on the Ascendant, and fixed signs on all the angles indicating a nature that has the will strongly developed, and with the sun in the Saturnian sign of Capricorn there is indication that he has great persis- tence in resisting disease. How well he has succeeded in his fight is shown by the aspect between the sun and Mars, which often shows the extent of the damage which may have been done to the physical body. Any aspect between Mars and the sun, even though it be a square or an opposition, is better than no aspect. Strong signs on the angles and the sun in a determined sign is an indication of power to overcome physical restrictions. But in this case the sun is void of aspects to Mars showing that the disease has mastery over the man. Mars, which is exalted in Capricorn, is in conjunction with Venus, square to Jupiter, and elevated in the 11th house, indicating liability to acci- dents. Mars in the 11th house also shows that friends would be responsible for leading him into danger. We find a very prominent Uranus in this horoscope, which is near the cusp of the Midheaven, in conjunction with Saturn, sextile to Jupiter, and trine [PAGE 1146] the moon, indicating one who wishes to shine, to be a good fellow among his friends; also one who would go to extremes in entertaining them. Uranus in Sagittarius shows impulse which finds expression through sports, -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 15C ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Scorpio 21 SUN: Capricorn 19:21 SATURN: Sagitt. 8:24 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Sagitt. 17 MOON: Leo 6:25 URANUS: Sagitt. 2:08 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Capricorn 12 MERCURY: Capricorn 12:45 NEPTUNE: ] [ ASCENDANT: Aquarius 10:10 VENUS: Capricorn 10:23 Gemini 20:24R ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Pisces 16 MARS: Capricorn 5:31 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Aries 21 JUPITER: Libra 9:56 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- particularly in connection with four-footed animals. Saturn rules the bones. In 1917 the progressed Mars had reached a conjunction and a parallel of the radical sun, which is in 19-21 of Capricorn in the 12th house, the house of self-undoing. At the same time the progressed Venus was in parallel to [PAGE 1147] the radical Saturn and Uranus. This indicates that during the year 1917, while with friends and horses this man sustained an injury to one of the bones of the leg, which although at the time seemed but a bad bruise, never- theless was a deep-seated injury. We will see now how clearly and precisely the clock of destiny registers events. On December 3, 1918, there was an eclipse of the sun in 10:31 of Sagittarius, conjunction with this man's radical Saturn. The effect of an eclipse lasts during all the year which follows. In 1919 we find the progressed sun conjunction the Ascendant, pro- gressed Venus opposition to the radical moon, and the progressed Mars con- junction the radical sun. We have here three afflictions during the year following the eclipse, and when the transiting moon on June 5, 1919, fell in square to the place of the eclipse at the same time making a square to the radical Uranus and Saturn, the young man was taken with severe pains in the right ankle, followed by chills and fever. From that time the leg began to swell and a large abscess formed, which was lanced by the doctor. As soon as one abscess healed another would form and in eight months he had been op- erated on for abscesses at least ten times. By 1920 pus began to run from small holes in the ankle and the doctors diagnosed the disease as "osteomyelitis." On April 26th, 1924, this man again entered the hospital for an op- eration, and at this time small pieces of bone were chipped away for seven inches up the leg. [PAGE 1148] In August 1924, when he called upon Headquarters for healing he was re- turning to the hospital for another operation. It is unfortunate that many doctors do not realize that operations or re- movals of parts of the body will never permanently cure so long as the pa- tient is not put on a proper diet. The writer visited a friend in a hospital a short time ago who was se- verely injured in an automobile accident. While she was strictly a vegetar- ian and disliked meat, the doctors compelled her to eat plentifully of meats and broths while her wounds were healing. In the horoscope of this young man under consideration we find Venus con- junction Mars in a Saturnian sign, and square to Jupiter. Venus and Mars are the rulers of the 4th and 10th houses indicating the parents, from whom he had inherited scrofulous blood. So we may realize that no matter how many bones the doctors may remove from his limb the real disease which is in the blood, can only be cured by the strictest vegetarian or fruit diet. [PAGE 1149] SPIRIT CONTROL: NO. 16A.--SPIRIT CONTROL: Male, born April 27, 1868, 6:37 P.M. In the horoscope before us we consider first the mental qualities as shown in particular by Mercury and the moon. Mercury has three aspects, the conjunction with its higher octave Neptune, which occurs in Aries the sign of the head, a sextile to Venus in the Mercurial sign Gemini, and a square to the moon in Cancer. We also note that Mercury goes before the sun. This shows a kindly disposition and fairly good reasoning ability, though the na- tive will not employ the ordinary processes of reasoning, but will use the Neptunian method in all his mental operations. The moon in the ninth house in the psychic sign Cancer, its home sign, and in conjunction with Uranus gives marked intuition. Saturn in Sagit- tarius, the 9th house sign, trine to Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, will help to bring order into the native's thoughts, with the result that he will be much more balanced than inspirational people usually are. Nevertheless [PAGE 1150] he will always stand out from the crowd for he is marked as a dreamer. Uranus and the moon conjoined in the 9th house, the house of the higher mind, will overrule everything else. But the other configurations bearing ----------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 16A ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Leo 13 SUN: Taurus 7:56 SATURN: Sagitt. 4:13R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Virgo 16 MOON: Cancer 14:23 URANUS: Cancer 9:35 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Libra 14 MERCURY: Aries 20:03 NEPTUNE: Aries 15:38 ] [ ASCENDANT: Scorpio 5:46 VENUS: Gemini 23:05 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Sagitt. 5 MARS: Aries 12:17 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Capricorn 8 JUPITER: Aries 1:42 ] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- upon this matter save him from becoming foolish and a butt for jokes. With respect to his health, we note first that the ruler of Aries is near the cusp of the 6th house in conjunction with Neptune. Neptune makes a [PAGE 1151] conjunction with Mercury, which will make this man very sensitive and ir- ritable, offsetting in that respect at times what we said concerning the kindly disposition denoted by Mercury sextile to Venus. The moon and uranus in Cancer, the sign which governs the stomach, shows that it will be very difficult to please him with respect to food, and the square of Mars to this configuration shows that he is likely to have gastric trouble when the re- sistance of the system in broken down. Strong drink will be craved, and if this desire is indulged, the psychic experiences of delirium are inevitable. Spirit controls are very apt to take possession of the body of such a person even apart from drink because the square of the moon and Uranus to Neptune and Mars favors such a condition, and temporary insanity at least is liable to occur. Part of these statements have already been realized, for this patient has applied to Headquarters for relief from unwelcome attention of spirits which he had attracted at spiritualistic seances. He rebelled very much against the diet which was prescribed for him and could not be made to keep up the weekly letters. There is considerable hope, however, from the sun sextile to the moon and Uranus that the Ego will ultimately free itself from outside influences, though this will naturally cause the native a great deal more trouble than if he had remained on the healing list until cured instead of doing as he has done and as so many do. [PAGE 1152] The moment such people feel the slightest relief they think there is no need for further help from others. That is not a bad attitude to take be- cause upon the Path of Attainment it is continually held up as an ideal that "if thou art Christ, help thyself." There are too many leaners who do not wish to bear their responsibility, who shirk it whenever they can, who are always applying for help whenever they have even a toothache; some have even telegraphed because of a headache and other ridiculously small ailments. Therefore it is always best to encourage patients to help themselves as soon as it is possible, for in that way they gain spiritually even if physically their progress is more slow. In a case of this nature the simplest diet should be prescribed in order to soothe the nerves: lettuce if it is at all obtainable, and onions in the evening in any case. Such a diet, and exercises to limber up the spine, particularly in the lumbar region where Saturn in Sagittarius has a grip on the sciatic nerves, will in time restore such a patient to health provided he avoids liquor and stays away from spiritualistic seances. [PAGE 1153] NO. 16B.--OBSESSION--TONSILS: Female, born August 17, 1881, at 9 A.M. This horoscope is that of a woman who has the sign of Libra on the Ascen- dant, with cardinal signs on all four angles. The sun in the positive and fixed sign of Leo indicates that she will have determination well developed. This determination, however, may be expressed in he form of stubbornness, for Mercury is in Leo in the 10th house, square Saturn and Neptune, these last two planets being in the fixed and stubborn sign of Taurus. the squares of the above three planets, Saturn, Neptune, and Mercury, are from the natural Capricorn or Saturnian 10th house, which is a dominant position, to the 8th house, which is the natural Scorpio or Mars house; so we may ex- pect that this woman will be very fixed in nature and determined to follow her own inclinations. Her ideals or desires should have been expressed through Venus in Cancer, conjunction the Midheaven. Venus is sextile to Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus and parallel to the moon and Mars. This gives talent for art or music, also a love for dress and display, and Venus being ruler of the Ascendant, it should also give a sweet personality coupled with beauty of face and figure. According to the diagnosis of psycho-analysis this woman during the years of adolescence, when the life forces were welling up and the latent talents [PAGE 1154] were seeking a means of expression, which would naturally be through art and music, was not finding her field. Her ideals were crushed as a result, and the spirit felt cramped and restrained. --------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 16B ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Cancer 10 SUN: Leo 24:28 SATURN: Taurus 12:24 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Leo 19 MOON: Gemini 1:23 URANUS: Virgo 12:54 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Virgo 16 MERCURY: Leo 10:37 NEPTUNE: Taurus 16:35 ] [ ASCENDANT: Libra 6:43 VENUS: Cancer 12:01 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Scorpio 0 MARS: Gemini 8:34 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Scorpio 29 JUPITER: Taurus 24:56 ] --------------------------------------------------------------------- We may here see that Saturn, the ruler of the 4th house, indicating the mother, is restraining Neptune, the ruler of the 6th house, which indicates the service to be rendered. Mercury in the 10th, the house of the profes- sion, is squaring Saturn and Neptune. We have here the proof that the mother was not in sympathy with this woman's choice of a profession, and [PAGE 1155] forced her to express herself through channels where the spirit felt cramped and the artistic instincts were held in check. In the case of a weak and negative personality this sometimes works to advantage and the person does not feel the restraint. But with a fixed and positive nature such as we have in this horoscope, with five planets in fixed signs and cardinal signs on the four angles, the case is different; when a woman of this type has her ideals shattered, she finds it most difficult to adjust herself to the will of others. The impulses thus restrained most frequently find an expression in some other direction. In this case we find Neptune and Saturn trine Uranus; the psychic side must then be the means of giving this soul relief from its pent-up feelings. Uranus is square Mars, and the moon is conjunction and parallel Mars. These afflictions together with those of Saturn, Neptune, and Mercury gave this woman a negative development. Mediumship was most attractive to her. For a short time she had the greatest joy for she developed very rapidly, which we may see from Neptune trine Uranus, indicating psychism. But had this poor soul had a knowledge of astrology and could she have seen the danger signals in the planets she would not have meddled with the negative phase of spiritual development. She would not have forced her development as we have [PAGE 1156] found that she did. Being a positive character the Invisible Helpers were able with her assistance to relieve her in a short time of a very bad case of obsession, which she had developed through the practice of mediumship. The advice given to this woman through Headquarters was to eat lightly of food consisting mainly of vegetables and fruits, eliminating heavy proteins and starches, and to keep her mind and body active, not forgetting to pray, for prayer is a wonderful help and a protection against adverse psychism. We also find in this horoscope a very helpful lesson relative to trouble with the throat. We find Neptune and Saturn in conjunction in Taurus, which rules the throat and larynx, square to Mercury in Leo; also Jupiter in Tau- rus is square to the sun in Leo, indicating that the circulation of the throat would be impaired at some time. Whenever we find Saturn and Neptune in conjunction there is some difficulty in the development of the corre- sponding organ. This woman developed a very bad case of tonsillitis, and submitted herself to an operation in which the tonsils were removed. [PAGE 1157] THE DUCTLESS [ENDOCRINE] GLANDS: NO. 17A--B: THYROID GLAND TROUBLE We will use a flat figure in both the following cases as the hour of birth is not known. This will not interfere with the diagnosis of disease, but knowledge of the rising sign is necessary, however, in determining the will of the patient. When the patient is facing a crisis it is well to know the exact time of birth in order to calculate the place of the moon and its relation to the transiting planets. These planets act as the minute hand of the planetary clock. They determine by their aspects to the radical and progressed planets whether the disease has reached a critical point. Espe- cially do the new and full moons mark the time when changes may be expected. NO. 17A: Female, born April 25, 1877. We are told in THE MESSAGE OF THE STARS that Neptune is the higher octave of Mercury, and has rule over the pineal gland, while Mercury rules the thyroid. In this horoscope we find Venus, which rules the venous [PAGE 1158] circulation, in its own sign of Taurus, ruler of the throat, in conjunction with Neptune and the sun, also square to Mars in the sign of Aquarius. Neptune when afflicted by Saturn as in the second horoscope, 17B, causes ----------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 17A [FLAT CHART] ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Capricorn SUN: Taurus 5:21 SATURN: Pisces 16:56 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aquarius MOON: Libra 7:07 URANUS: Leo 20:35R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Pisces MERCURY: Taurus 23:54 NEPTUNE: Taurus 5:01 ] [ ASCENDANT: Aries VENUS: Taurus 2:19 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Taurus MARS: Aquarius 5:11 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Gemini JUPITER: Capricorn 3:34R ] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- atrophy or an undersized organ in whatever part of the body he may be found by sign. If in Leo, he may cause one valve of the heart to be smaller than the others, producing irregularity of circulation. In this horoscope, how- ever, we find Neptune between Venus and the sun, which gives bulk, The sun [PAGE 1159] brings heat and a large supply of blood to that part of the body in which it is placed by sign. In this case the throat is the part receiving the great- est flow of blood. When Mars is square to the sun or Venus we may find the corresponding organ enlarged abnormally. Mercury, the plant which rules the thyroid gland, is in Taurus, square to Uranus in the fixed sign of Leo. Uranus in this sign also has a tendency to enlarge the organ affected by it. Jupiter, which rules the arterial circulation, is square to the moon. This woman suffered from an enlarged thyroid gland, which reached such a size that it interfered with the circulation and caused poor heart action. NO. 17B: Male, born September 26 1863. Venus is in conjunction with the sun, Mars, and Saturn, these four plan- ets being in the sign of Libra and all in opposition to Neptune. This ------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 17B [FLAT CHART] ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Capricorn SUN: Libra 2:53 SATURN: Libra 7:47 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aquarius MOON: Pisces 22:51 URANUS: Gemini 25:07 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Pisces MERCURY: Libra 26:08 NEPTUNE: Aries 4:45R ] [ ASCENDANT: Aries VENUS: Libra 6:40R ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Taurus MARS: Libra 5:00 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Gemini JUPITER: Scorpio 0:14 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------- configuration, particularly the obstructing influence of Saturn, caused a disturbance in the thyroid gland, which, however, was not enlarged as in the previous case, but its functions and circulation were interfered with. This caused the man to suffer from weakened memory, deranged kidneys, and en- largement of the prostate gland. What could be advised in order to help these patients? might be asked. In the case of the woman of the first horoscope, where an excess of blood is found in the throat and both Jupiter and Venus are afflicted, causing poor arterial and venous circulation, we would advise a brisk rubbing of the lower limbs with a pair of bath gloves, also hot foot baths to cause the blood to circulate more freely to the lower part of the body thereby taking the pressure away from the throat. We would also decrease the amount of food which makes for flesh, such as white bread, pastries, sugar, and the like. In the second horoscope we find the moon in Pisces, a watery sign, which gives a craving for liquids. It is square to Uranus. This together with the conjunction of Venus with Mars, sun, and Saturn indicates that the lower nature, especially sex, has been the native's undoing. We would ad- vise elimination of highly seasoned foods, liquor, tobacco, and meat, and that he live a simple life with plenty of outdoor exercise. [PAGE 1160] NO. 17C.--THE THYMUS GLAND: Male, born August 16, 1918, 1:45 A.M. This is the horoscope of a young boy who has the watery and cardinal sign of Cancer on the Ascendant. People with cardinal signs on the Ascendant are more tense, or we may call it more high-strung and sensitive than others. They feel more keenly. Not alone are their feelings more quickly hurt, but their bodies are more sensitive to pain, and heir suffering is more intense. This boy has the magnanimous and jovial Jupiter in conjunction with the Ascendant. Jupiter is parallel to the moon, which is the ruler of the As- cendant, and Jupiter and the moon are in mutual exception. The suave and loving Venus is in the first house, which will give the native a beautiful form and face and a most lovable and attractive personality. At the age of about twenty months he was taken ill with meningitis, which is an inflammation of the membranes enveloping the brain and spinal cord. He recovered from this illness, but his head began to enlarge, and he lost his sense of hearing. The enlargement of the head became so pronounced that it necessitated operations. At two periods a little past the age of three years (we judge the first to have been about when the progressed moon reached 27 degrees of Capricorn, which brought it to the opposition of Ve- nus, or two months later when it reached the square of Mars) two operations [PAGE 1161] were performed. A small piece of bone was removed from each temple, making an opening into the brain. This caused water to gush out of the brain, and seemed to relieve the child for a time; but later it was necessary to ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ BIRTH CHART NO. 17C ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Pisces 16 SUN: Leo 22:37 SATURN: Leo 18:39 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aries 21 MOON: Sagitt. 7:56 URANUS: Aquarius 25:51R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Gemini 4 MERCURY: Virgo 16:29 NEPTUNE: Leo 7:27 ] [ ASCENDANT: Cancer 11:14 VENUS: Cancer 27:07 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Cancer 29 MARS: Libra 29:28 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Leo 20 JUPITER: Cancer 7:05 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ relieve the back of the head by two operations just behind the ears, one on each side of the head. We are unable to give the exact dates of these op- erations. We believe, however, that the moon's aspects registered them. We find that about twenty-five months after the first operation the moon was in opposition to Saturn, which registered another disturbance that we feel [PAGE 1162] probably marked the time of the operation on the back of the head. The parents brought this boy from the middle West to Los Angeles and placed him in charge of a noted osteopathic physician, who superintended the operations and treated him with the scientific manipulations of the modern and excellent method of healing, osteopathy. The parents also placed the child on our healing list with the hope that he might regain his sense of hearing, which he lost at about the age of one and one-half years. The writer was not made familiar with the past of the boy until after she had diagnosed the case to a friend, so we will see how closely the planets tally with the case. Venus, which has rule over the thymus gland, is strong in the first house and is afflicted by the square of Mars. Mars is close to the cusp of its own sign Scorpio. Mars indicates injuries. Scorpio is the sign which has rule over the physician. The birth of this boy was a very labored one. The life of the mother as well as that of the boy was despaired of. The present-day physician does not allow the birth to be a natural one if it takes too much of his time, for he is too busy and must hurry back to his office to see his other patients. Consequently a large proportion of births are hurried through the use of instruments. In this case the forced birth caused an injury to certain nerves and to the innominate blood vessels which carry the blood through the thymus gland to the brain. With Saturn in con- junction with the sun in Leo, which has rule over the spinal cord, and both [PAGE 1163] in opposition to Uranus the spinal fluid was restricted and sluggish. Uranus, which is the higher octave of Venus, has rule over the pituitary body. This body is connected directly with the outer sheath of the spinal cord, the dura mater Uranus being afflicted by the sun and Saturn has inter- fered much with the functions of the spinal fluids. The thymus gland in a small child regulates the blood flow to and from the brain through the innominate artery and vein. At birth the neck of this child was in some manner injured, causing restriction of the flow of the blood. The circulation being restricted, the head consequently filled with water. The most interesting proof of this is that at the removal of the pieces of bone from the temples, also from the back of the head, there was no red blood in the wounds, at which the doctors marveled. The osteopathic physician had been very active in his manipulations and treatments of the thymus gland and the spinal column, showing that his diagnosis tallied with ours. The boy is seemingly in good health but has lost his hearing. There is some hope that this may be regained. When he reaches puberty and the thy- roid gland takes up the work of the thymus gland, the nerves and the blood vessels which serve the ear may be stimulated, and through the aid of the Invisible Helpers the hearing may be regained. There is, however, some dan- ger that the operations which were performed on the back of the head may have permanently injured the nerves, which would affect the hearing. [PAGE 1164] (17D) THE ADRENALS: Female, born November 27th, 1905, 1:15 P.M. This young woman has the watery and negative sign of Pisces on the Ascen- dant, and Jupiter, the ruler, retrograde in Gemini in the third house in op- position to the life-giving sun. This to begin with is a much hampered and restricted ruler, and is an indication that this soul has in its former lives contracted debts of destiny which have matured and await their payment in this life; for if the life ruler is afflicted by the most powerful planet, namely the sun, also the square of Saturn and the parallel of Mars, and is receiving little help, having only one helpful aspect, the trine of Mars from the twelfth house, then we may take it that this person will have her debts to pay in this life, and there will be no freedom until they are liquidated. We find a very well-aspected Mercury in the 10th house, in conjunction with the moon, the Midheaven, and Uranus, and sextile to Saturn. The moon, which has partial rule over the mind, is in conjunction with the Midheaven, giving the native a quick, keen mind. From a mental standpoint this girl should be able to accomplish anything upon which she sets her mind, and one wonders why such a mind is seemingly not accomplishing anything. What is the cause? [PAGE 1165] We find common signs on all the four angles; the life ruler, Jupiter, is retrograde in the common sign of Gemini, which is the sign of its fall, and the sun also is in a common sign. These are indications that this soul is satisfied to drift with the tide. Whatever headway she makes in this life will be through the prodding influence of the father, signified by the tenth -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 17D ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Sagitt. 20 SUN: Sagitt. 5:51 SATURN: Aquarius 26:50 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Capricorn 11 MOON: Sagitt. 19:40 URANUS: Capricorn 2:40 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Aquarius 5 MERCURY: Sagitt. 26:25 NEPTUNE: Cancer 9:54R ] [ ASCENDANT: Pisces 11:13 VENUS: Scorpio 16:02 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Aries 27 MARS: Aquarius 7:14 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Taurus 27 JUPITER: Gemini 0:59R ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- house. Jupiter has rule over the arterial circulation. His afflictions tend to restrict the free flow of the blood stream. Jupiter also has rule over the adrenals, the two tiny ductless glands which are over the kidneys. These [PAGE 1166] two organs, like the thyroid gland, help to take care of the blood. As it passes through them, it receives its supply of adrenal secretion. This se- cretion gives energy to the body and causes the fluids to flow more freely. The adrenals are the organs which stimulate the body. When we find Jupiter, which has rule over these organs, as the life ruler and so severely af- flicted, we may expect the patient to be lacking in energy, a negative and ambitionless person. Neptune, which is the higher octave of Mercury, works upon the nervous system, and rules the pineal gland and the spinal canal. It is retrograde and in opposition to the spasmodic and erratic Uranus, the planet which rules the pituitary body. Therefore we may look for a general derangement of the ductless glands. We find a disturbance of the adrenals, which are excited by the emotions, causing an uneven flow of their secretions, sometimes resulting in convulsions or the opposite, coma, according to the character of the uncontrolled emotions of the patient. This girl is the daughter of a wealthy father and a most self-willed and selfish mother, who is addicted to the use of cigarettes and liquor. While the mother was pregnant with this child, at times when she saw her husband coming from his place of business she would throw herself into a fit in or- der to work on his sympathy. In this manner she would get all her selfish wants supplied. We are told in he Rosicrucian teachings that the Ego is at- tracted to a parent through whom it may receive its lessons, and it may well [PAGE 1167] be said that this girl found in her mother one who could bring to her many sad lessons. If the girl is crossed she quickly flies into a rage which ends in a fit very similar to epilepsy. However, she does not froth at the mouth, neither do her jaws set, as is sometimes the case in the above disease. Temper causes the adrenal fluid to flow too rapidly into the blood. Excess of this fluid causes jealousy and envy. We find two different conditions expressed in the spells under which this girl labors. Jupiter is in opposition to the sun, and parallel to Mars, which causes at times an excess of secretions, giving rise to the condition already mentioned. At other time she will swoon away, being perfectly life- less and rigid. This last condition is brought on when the adrenals stop sending their fluid into the blood, indicated by Saturn square to Jupiter. When under the first mentioned condition she has all the appearance of one who is obsessed and becomes very cruel to those about her. This is also shown in the horoscope by the opposition of Neptune to Uranus. The father has spent a fortune trying first one doctor and then another, but to no avail. The girl is quite normal when not laboring under the in- fluence of these spells. She, like her mother, also throws herself into them in order to work upon the sympathy of her mother, sisters, and father. The latest diagnosis of the doctors is that a tumor is growing in the brain near the cerebellum, and both the girl and her mother wish her to have an operation, while the father is bitterly opposed to it. What the outcome will be remains to be seen. Should she submit to the knife, as she is de- termined to do, she may spend the remainder of her life in an institution as a mental patient. Continued with file "RC2026.TXT" End of File


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