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Filename: RC2026.TXT Source: "Astro-Diagnosis--A Guide to Healing" by Max & Augusta Foss Heindel [PAGE 1168] SPECIAL CONDITIONS: NO. 18A.--DEFICIENCY IN LYMPH: Male, born May 11, 1913, 6:59 A.M. A CHILD is the subject of this reading, who was about fifteen months old at the time the reading was originally made. Ordinarily it might seem su- perfluous to judge the character and mentality of one so young. Neverthe- less, when we consider the body from a spiritual standpoint as the temple of an indwelling divine spirit, it will be seen that the builder and architect of that temple must be taken into consideration from the very first breath until the time when the silver cord snaps. The mercurial sign Gemini is rising, but there is not the ordinary Gemini nature, for Saturn in Gemini puts his obstructive hand upon this child and will give a tendency to melancholy and a retiring disposition, a desire to get away from society. Mercury and Venus in Aries, square to the moon and Neptune, give a ten- dency to secretiveness, but the sextile of Saturn to Mars and Saturn's trine to Uranus make the mind idealistic and energetic. Thus on the whole there [PAGE 1169] is good material for the parents to work upon. They should by all means discourage the tendency to secretiveness, encourage idealism, and make the youngster play with his companions. It looks very much as though -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 18A ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Aquarius 26 SUN: Taurus 20:10 SATURN: Gemini 5:13 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Pisces 28 MOON: Cancer 24:14 URANUS: Aquarius 7:33 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Taurus 8 MERCURY: Aries 28:46 NEPTUNE: Cancer 23:36 ] [ ASCENDANT: Gemini 19:19 VENUS: Aries 26:33R DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Cancer 11 MARS: Aries 2:35 Aries 0:49 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Leo 2 JUPITER: Capricorn 17:47R DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Libra 0:49 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- he might be too much taken with himself, and from the very earliest child- hood he should be taught to go among people. He should never be allowed to go out by himself more than can possibly be helped. [PAGE 1170] Usually children of this age sleep largely from morning till night and from night till morning; as soon as they have received food they go out into dreamland that assimilation may be carried on better. But this is not the case with our little subject; sleeplessness, restlessness, and nervousness are the results of the opposition of the moon and Neptune to Jupiter and the square of these three planets to Mercury and Venus posited in Aries, the sign governing the head. Thus the whole nature is aquiver, the child cannot get the needed rest, hence it is sick. The main trouble comes from the fact that the moon is conjunct Neptune. This interferes with the distribution of the fluid indispensable to as- similation, the lymph. Jupiter is afflicted by these two planets, and he governs assimilation. On account of these two facts the child will not grow as fast as he might other wise. He has peculiar notions about his food, and these ideas will grow as he grows. This tendency is one of the things that must be dealt with firmly, for the square of the moon to Venus gives abnor- mal cravings, the moon and Neptune in Cancer will cause the child to long for something that he never finds, and this might lead to the formation of habits that would be extremely dangerous. No matter how he may protest and though it may seem that ordinary foods do not agree with him, he should be taught to eat everything of a good and healthful nature that comes on the table, for the formation of a healthy appetite will counteract the strange [PAGE 1171] tendency that is dormant in his nature. Sweets in moderation will help. The circulation is interfered with by the affliction of Neptune and the moon to Venus and Jupiter. Saturn and Uranus are strongly configurated by trine and parallel from airy signs; this further reacts upon the circulation and makes it spasmodic. The heart has a tendency to flutter on account of the presence of Uranus in Aquarius. Thus the poor little child is consider- ably afflicted to start with. Nevertheless there is no need of worry, for the sun is trine to Jupiter and sextile to the moon and Neptune. The fact also that it is in the marvelously vital sign of Taurus will operate to pre- serve life, and even Saturn on the Ascendant gives persistence, resistance to disease, and tenacity of life. There will be crises in the life, however, which knowledge of the forego- ing will make it more easy for the parents to prepare for. The most severe one will come at the time of puberty. Then the progressed moon will be working in the 8th house, the house of death, and in opposition to its own place, configurated with Neptune and square to Mercury and Venus. This is a serious position but not all to be feared on account of the fact that the sun is so strong in the horoscope. Moreover the trine of Saturn and Uranus and the sextile of Saturn and Mars give a wonderful elasticity and energy to the nature so that no matter though the boy be brought near the grave, he will have the resilience to recuperate with astonishing rapidity. [PAGE 1172] At the present time it should be investigated as to whether the mother is nursing the child, and whether she has felt nervous and run down. If so, the child should at once be put upon a diet of goat's milk, which will give the needed ether to compensate for the lack of lymph, and though the child may not like the diet, he will grow accustomed to it. NO. 18.B--POLYPI AND KIDNEY TROUBLE: Male, born June 3, 1865, at 3:00 A.M. WE have here the horoscope of a man with the fixed sign of Taurus on the Ascendant, and the ruler, Venus, posited just above the Ascendant in Taurus and in the 12th house. Venus is making but two major aspects, a conjunction with the Ascendant, and a square to the inflammatory Mars, which is in the fixed sign of Leo and in the 4th house. The sign of Taurus rules the neck, throat, lower jaw, larynx, and ton- sils, and its opposite signs, Scorpio, rules the rectum, descending colon, urethra, and also the nose. These signs of Scorpio and Taurus are the most [PAGE 1173] vital signs of the twelve. Mark the strange coincidence which lies in the fact that Taurus rules the greater part of the lower head and neck, and the organs adjacent to the upper end of the spinal column, while Scorpio slips in with its influence by ruling the nose in addition to the organs ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ BIRTH CHART NO. 18B ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Capricorn 25 SUN: Gemini 12:41 SATURN: Libra 24:05R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aquarius 20 MOON: Libra 4:19 URANUS: Gemini 28:39 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Pisces 26 MERCURY: Taurus 18:58 NEPTUNE: Aries 10:10 ] [ ASCENDANT: Taurus 12:27 VENUS: Taurus 9:42 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Gemini 11 MERCURY: Taurus 18:58 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Cancer 4 JUPITER: Sagitt. 25:37R ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ near the lower end of the spinal column. Leo, the sign which squares Taurus and Scorpio, rules THE RIVER OF LIFE, the spinal fluid, which connects the organs ruled by Taurus and Scorpio. [PAGE 1174] Now in the horoscope under consideration we find the inflammatory Mars in Leo, square to Venus in Taurus. Venus, being at home in this sign, naturally attracts to herself the inflammatory influence of Mars whenever Mars is found either in Taurus or afflicting her in that sign. Then we may look for inflammatory troubles in the nose, generative organs, or rectum. We may also look for the polypus which is a small growth peduncular in shape that grows from the mucous membrane of the nose, and which often closes the nasal passages, causing difficulty in breathing. It sometimes also grows within the vagina or rectum. The habit of mouth breathing in children often lays the foundation for these growths in the nose when planetary afflictions are present in the horoscope. The mucous membrane of the nose is then ab- normally sensitive and subject to irritation, which may result in these polypi, frequently causing hay fever or asthma. The patient whose horoscope we are considering suffered with these growths in both nasal passages, making it necessary that he breathe entirely through the mouth. The moon is in 4 degrees and 19 minutes of Libra in the 6th house, which is the house of health. The moon is the natural ruler of Cancer, the sign ruling the stomach. At the age of twenty-eight, when the moon by progression had reached its place at birth, this man became seri- ously ill with painter's colic, which later resulted in permanent injury to the kidneys. The latter is due to the moon and Saturn in Libra, which sign has rule over the kidneys. This general break in the health increased the [PAGE 1175] small growths in the nose, which resulted in an operation when the moon pro- gressed into Scorpio and was in opposition to Venus. By eliminating meat, tobacco, liquor, and all condiments and living as near as possible to nature's laws, this man is again enjoying good health. NO. 18C--PYORRHEA: Female, born July 13, 1871, 5:30 A.M. LEO, a fiery sign, here in on the Ascendant with the life ruler, the sun, in the 21th house in Cancer in conjunction with Mercury and Uranus and square to Neptune. We know from our reading of "The Message of the Stars" that Cancer rules the stomach, in which the greater amount of food must be digested. This organ is the central supply station through which the body receives its sustenance. Cancer also rules the esophagus, the tube between the pharynx and the stomach, and the thoracic duct, the principal duct which carries the lymph of the body. We note in this horoscope Uranus afflicted by a square of Neptune from the Midheaven and the sign Aries. With Mercury and the sun also in [PAGE 1176] conjunction with Uranus and square to Neptune, we may expect an abnormal or a radical mind. When an idea is formed it is carried to an extreme. This woman could find no limit in anything, and we find this tendency indicated regarding food. With the sign of Cancer on the cusp of the 12th house, the ----------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 18C ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Aries 14 SUN: Cancer 20:35 SATURN: Capricorn 5:32R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Taurus 22 MOON: Gemini 4:10 URANUS: Cancer 26:31 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Cancer 1 MERCURY: Cancer 22:58 NEPTUNE: Aries 24:02 ] [ ASCENDANT: Leo 1:43 VENUS: Virgo 6:05 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Leo 21 MARS: Libra 12:48 Gemini 29:48 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Virgo 14 JUPITER: Cancer 11:16 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Sagitt. 29:48 ] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- house of self-undoing and limitations, and with the above afflictions of Uranus, Mercury, and the sun we may expect great impulse and a decided ten- dency to overeat. The plants in the 12th and 6th houses when afflicted are the most [PAGE 1177] detrimental to health, and in this horoscope we may look to th stomach as being the seat of the trouble. Let us find the reason for this assertion: The moon which is the ruler of the 12th house is in the house of friends, the 11th, and square to Venus in the 2nd in the 6th house sign, Virgo, rul- ing labor and sickness. This plainly shows us that this woman was most hos- pitable, loved to entertain her friends, was happy when she could regale them, and as indicated went to extremes in this direction. Venus square moon indicates an abnormal desire for pastry and sugar; it indicates one who having eaten a heavy meal, richly prepared, would indulge in chocolate creams and various other ash producing dainties. This is one of the types of women whom we often meet, whose greatest pride is in cooking and who are never so happy as when they are entertaining at a sumptuously prepared table. Cancer people are good cooks and usually take great pride in cater- ing to the needs of the stomach. In this horoscope we find Saturn, the planet of obstruction, in its own sign Capricorn and in the 6th house, health. Saturn is in opposition to ju- piter in the sign of the stomach and in the 12th house. Planets and their afflictions often show their effect in opposite signs, and when Saturn is in Capricorn we usually expect some derangement of the stomach, for his effects there are very similar to those of Saturn in Cancer. With Jupiter ruling the arterial circulation, afflicted by Saturn, we may expect trouble with [PAGE 1178] the circulatory system of the stomach. And with the spasmodic Uranus in conjunction with mercury, the nerves are also sensitive and nervous indiges- tion is indicated. Now, when Saturn afflicts the stomach, there is a lack of pepsin and stomach fluids wherewith to digest the food. Saturn in Cancer or Capricorn gives abnormal appetite and makes one very fond of pastry, especially of sugar, as does Venus square moon mentioned before. As vegetarians, such people find it very hard to keep their bodies in good order for they will usually refuse raw vegetables, preferring the starches and sugars. As a re- sult the body does not receive the proper amount of mineral elements, and the blood soon fills with ash. When an overabundance of refuse is stored up in the blood, the body must seek a means of eliminating the waste matter. If it is unable to find an outlet through which to throw off the impurities, and if the bowels also refuse to do their part as is often the case when an overabundance of food is consumed, then an illness is the result. We fre- quently find cases of catarrh, skin disease, ulcers, etc., which are merely an avenue the body uses to dispose of an excess of ash. In the case of this woman we find the gums eliminating pus and receding toward the roots of the teeth. This disease is commonly called pyorrhea or Riggs' disease and is increasing to an alarming degree in America. It was rarely heart of fifty years ago, but since there has developed such a craze [PAGE 1179] for sugar and candy humanity is paying the price. To overcome this disease a well balanced, simple, vegetarian diet, free from sugars and starches is advisable, and the careful cleansing of the gums with lemon water each day. NO. 18D.--AUTO-INTOXICATION: Male, born November 4th 1882, 11:49 P.M. This horoscope is that of a man with the watery sign of Cancer on the As- cendant. In diagnosing it is customary to look to the sixth house, which has rule over disease, and its ruler for the key to the trouble. In this horoscope we have the sign of Capricorn on the cusp of the sixth house, with its ruler, Saturn, in the 10th house in conjunction with the Dragon's Tail, which is Saturnian in its influence. Saturn is also conjunction Neptune in Taurus. These are all in opposition to the inflammatory Mars, which is strong in its home sign Scorpio, having rule over the rectum and generative organs. This is a most dangerous and subtle affliction, increased by Neptune parallel the sun in Scorpio, and indicates an unrestrained passional [PAGE 1180] nature which in childhood found its outlet through the secret habit of mas- turbation. This in time depletes the vitality, stunting the mentality, and also the physical growth, and later in life causes much physical trouble. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ BIRTH CHART NO. 18D ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Taurus 13 SUN: Scorpio 12:38 SATURN: Taurus 23:28R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Gemini 8 MOON: Virgo 8:43 URANUS: Virgo 22:05 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Cancer 0 MERCURY: Libra 24:13 NEPTUNE: Taurus 17:33R ] [ ASCENDANT: Cancer 24:35 VENUS: Sagitt. 19:55 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Virgo 4 MARS: Scorpio 22:57 Scorpio 20:56 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Libra 13 JUPITER: Cancer 0:57R DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Taurus 20:56 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Scorpio rules both the rectum and the vital organs, and when excesses oc- cur they often cause inflammation in the rectum resulting in intestinal hem- orrhoids, interfering with elimination and causing a general sluggishness of the excretory duet. We find the spasmodic Uranus in Virgo, the sign ruling the intestines; [PAGE 1181] it is also the natural sixth house sign and the sign which rules sickness. Uranus is square to Venus, which rules the venous blood. Here we have indi- cation of restricted circulation in the small intestine. Jupiter, the planet of opulence, the planet which wants things in large quantities, is in Cancer, the sign ruling the stomach, and in the twelfth house, the house of self-undoing, sextile to the ruler of the Ascendant, the moon, indicating that this young man has been a very hearty eater, carrying eating to excess. He dissipated the life forces during the period of life when he was in greatest need of them, and has also consumed more food than the organs could digest and distribute. Naturally, when the organs of elimination refused to work, as might be expected, the blood stream became charged with ash, caus- ing granulation of the joints through the excessive clogging generated in the body from too much protein. This also burned up the natural body oils, causing a granulation of the eyelids, rheumatism, and a generally weakened condition of the entire system. Our advice to this patient would be to eliminate meats and starches, tak- ing very little of the proteins, and to eat mostly fruits and vegetables; also to live a chaste, clean life. Care should be taken to have his sur- roundings clean and to sleep in a room with plenty of fresh air, for when we find Saturn afflicted by the Dragon's Tail and Neptune in Taurus, it indi- cates a tendency to neglect the sanitation of the body and surroundings. [PAGE 1182] NO. 18E--PERITONITIS: Male, born August 4, 1862, 11:30 P.M. TAURUS, a fixed and stubborn sign, is on the Ascendant, with the ruler, Venus, in the watery sign of Cancer, square to the fiery and impulsive Mars, and parallel to the ruler of Cancer, and watery moon. Venus is also ruler of the house of sickness, the 6th house. Mars is in the 12th house in its own sign of Aries. We may look for the key to the trouble in the configuration and the posi- tions of the above three planets, Venus, Mars, and the moon. The planets that are in a location corresponding to that part of the body in which the disease is found are not alone the cause of the disease. If a burglar has entered our home and carried away our jewels, the first step to be taken to find the culprit is to ascertain the place of his entrance. So also must we find the gateway or the cause of the disease. Venus, we know, is the planet ruling sweets, sugars, etc. Taurus is the sign ruling the throat, the palate; therefore Taurus has great influence over the appetites. Venus is in Cancer, the sign ruling the stomach and the thoracic duct, and is afflicted by a square to Mars. Mars when afflicted by Venus and when in its own sign of Aries causes dissipation and desire for [PAGE 1183] excesses in eating, especially when Venus is in the sign of the stomach. Taurians are usually very fond of food things to eat and drink; they are hearty eaters and are apt to gourmandize. Therefore with the above --------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 18E ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Aquarius 4 SUN: Leo 12:25 SATURN: Virgo 20:34 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Pisces 7 MOON: Sagitt. 8:10 URANUS: Gemini 19:40 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Aries 6 MERCURY: Cancer 27:50 NEPTUNE: Aries 3:39R ] [ ASCENDANT: Taurus 0:27 VENUS: Cancer 10:34 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Taurus 29 MARS: Aries 14:00 Sagitt. 22:36 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Cancer 1 JUPITER: Virgo 26:07 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Gemini 22:36 ] --------------------------------------------------------------------- afflictions this native would eat and drink to excess. Uranus in Gemini is in a very nervous position. This excitable, rest- less, and nervous planet, especially as it is squared by Saturn and Jupiter from another mercurial sign, Virgo, will have a strong effect upon the [PAGE 1184] nervous system. Now, with Venus, which has rule over the venous blood, afflicted by Mars, and with Jupiter, ruling the arterial blood, afflicted by the conjunction of Saturn and the square of Uranus, this man has a very sluggish circulation, especially of the stomach and small intestines. With both Jupiter and Sat- urn posited in Virgo, what could be expected but that when an affliction touches any of these planets sickness would result? At the age of thirty-nine th native's progressed sun reached the square to Uranus which brought on nervous trouble. At the same time the sun was within one degree of a conjunction of Saturn radical. The sun takes three years to pass a conjunction; one year applying, one year in conjunction, and another year separating. Therefore, this man passed through a double af- fliction at that time, and a severe spell of peritonitis was the result. He was unable to recover readily from this sickness, since through his igno- rance of the causes he did not stop his heavy indulgence in food and drink. In 1918, when the progressed moon came to the square of Saturn and Jupiter and the opposition of Uranus, another illness occurred, which left him with a severe case of catarrh of the intestines. If a patient of this type should call upon a probationer for advice and help, what should he advise? He should first find the cause, and it is so evident there that excess of food and drink were responsible that he should [PAGE 1185] advise abstinence from food for a short time, especially that ruled by Mars, such as highly seasoned articles and condiments. Liquor and tobacco should be entirely avoided. A strict vegetarian diet should be advised with plenty of fresh air and sunshine to assist in relaxing the nerves. Where the Venus and Jupiter circulations are sluggish, a friction bath would be advisable. NO. 18F--ARTERIO-SCLEROSIS: Male, born July 27th, 1856, 5:00 A.M. As has been often stated in our astrological books and lessons, man is master of this fate. He has his whole life before him, either to make or to mar. Here we have a horoscope for diagnosis that speaks for itself, that of a man who has had everything in his favor, with but two evil aspects in the entire horoscope; everything else is good. We find the sun and Venus con- junction in the sign of the heart, Leo, one of the strongest signs of the entire twelve. Both these planets are sextile to the moon and trine to Ju- piter, Jupiter being near the Midheaven. The mentality is decidedly strong and keen, especially along metaphysical lines. Neptune is in its own home (Pisces), sextile to Uranus and trine to Mercury. The moon is also well aspected and in a mental sign, Gemini. This man has a wonderful start in life, and brought over with him from a previous life many fine qualities. As is often stated in astrological books by old and reliable writers, Ju- piter in the Midheaven brings much good to the native. And surely this man had many opportunities to succeed. Now why did he fail? First, we find Saturn in Cancer. As stated in "The Message of the Stars", this "indicates that the stomach is weak and the gums subject to pyorrhea. There is inability to properly digest the food." The stomach is [PAGE 1186] lacking in the fluids necessary to aid digestion. The native is also very peculiar in his likes and dislikes as to food. This is the key to his bodily afflictions. We find Saturn making a square to Jupiter, which rules the arterial blood, and as stated in "The Message of the Stars", under ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 18F ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Aries 22 SUN: Leo 4:28 SATURN: Cancer 7:49 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Taurus 29 MOON: Gemini 10:07 URANUS: Taurus 24:36 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Cancer 5 MERCURY: Cancer 20:35 NEPTUNE: Pisces 20:10R ] [ ASCENDANT: Leo 5:50 VENUS: Leo 6:19 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Leo 26 MARS: Libra 27:53 Aries 19:07 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Virgo 21 JUPITER: Aries 9:10 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Libra 19:07 ] ---------------------------------------------------------------------- this aspect the native is "indolent and inclined to drift with the tide; often a ward of society either in the poorhouse or prison. This aspect also gives a tendency to arterio-sclerosis." [PAGE 1187] We find the coarse, combative, discordant, passionate, and hot-tempered Mars in Libra, a Venus sign. When afflicted it brings out its own lower na- ture and that of Venus, creating undue attraction to the opposite sex. As Mars is co-ruler of the 5th house and is making a square to the impulsive and egotistical Mercury, the native's in harmony and hot temper have led him to excesses. Instead of expressing the beautiful, artistic, and musical na- ture of the sun and Venus conjunction on the Ascendant in Leo trine to Jupi- ter, this man has directed an excess of love and vitality in the wrong di- rection. He has indulged too freely in rich food, and has expended much of his energy through the 5th house, pleasures. He has had much in harmony in the home, caused by himself and his temper. As a result the blood has become vitiated, and he now is in a very advanced stage of arterio-sclerosis. In order to find out the time of the affliction we will go to his forty-fourth year when the progressed moon had reached the 6th house in the first degrees of Capricorn. It there made an opposition to Saturn in the 12th house in Cancer, the stomach, and a square to Jupiter in the Midheaven. At the same time we find Mars progressed has reached 24-51 of Scorpio, mak- ing an opposition to Uranus in Taurus. Impulse and excesses in fast living at that time broke down his system, and since then the man has been an in- valid, perfectly helpless, wheeled in a chair and confined in hospitals, due to Saturn and Mercury in the 12th house, self-undoing. But he has always [PAGE 1188] found some kind hearted woman friend to look after his wants. He has been a very difficult patient; his temper has been dreadful. Through his suffering he has allowed himself to drift into this state of irascibility. Instead of responding to the beautiful Venus influence he has given way to Mars square Mercury. In order to improve he should have a nurse with Saturn well aspected, one of an Aquarian nature, cool, calm, and collected, who could soothe him, quiet his temper, and with great diplomacy lead him into right living. At present he demands certain food and unless the nurse gives it to him he has a dreadful spell of temper. This man would have to be loved into doing things. To make a demand upon him or to tell him he dare not do a certain thing would only awaken the spirit of opposition in him. Brisk massage with a pair of rough bath gloves to open the pores of the skin and start the cir- culation would be beneficial. Proper food and assistance to control his temper would in time help him to overcome his condition. [PAGE 1189] NO. 18G--TYPHOID AND SPINAL TROUBLE: Male, born December 29, 2900, 12:45 A.M. Four cardinal signs are on the angles, with Mars trine to the sun and Saturn. These testimonies show the person to be endowed with good vitality and with an active and ambitious nature. But the counteracting aspects are also strong. The moon is square to the sun and Saturn, Mars is square to the ruler, Venus, and the majority of the planets are under the earth. This takes away from the general resistance of the person. The opposition of Neptune to Jupiter and Mercury in mental signs, Gemini and Sagittarius shows that the native is of a very nervous temperament. Neptune in the 9th house usually gives a tendency to be a dreamer of dreams, a visionary who grasps at the illusory things in life rather than those that are near by the tangible. Neptune's opposition to Mercury, the planet of reason, shows that this would be particularly accentuated in the present case. The moon in Aries square to the sun and Saturn would further make the mind flighty and unstable. Mars in Virgo configurated with uranus, whether by good or evil aspects, makes a person liable to intestinal disorders. Mars is the planet of in- flammation and fevers. He causes operations and other violence. Configura- tions of Mars with Uranus have been observed to result not only in typhoid and gastric fevers, but also very often Mars ruptures the peritoneum and [PAGE 1190] causes the person to have a prominent abdomen. The young man whose horo- scope we are considering had typhoid fever as an initial disease when the moon passed the conjunction of Mars by progression through the eleventh ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ BIRTH CHART NO. 18G ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Cancer 21 SUN: Capricorn 7:05 SATURN: Capricorn 7:24 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Leo 25 MOON: Aries 9:15 URANUS: Sagitt. 14:10 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Virgo 24 MERCURY: Sagitt. 23:30 NEPTUNE: Gemini 27:35R ] [ ASCENDANT: Libra 17:46 VENUS: Sagitt. 7:20 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Scorpio 15 MARS: Virgo 11:12 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Sagitt. 16 JUPITER: Sagitt. 25:20 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ house. Later she came to the square of Neptune, Jupiter, and Mercury. Then the native's spine began to weaken. You will notice that the opposition of Neptune to Jupiter and Mercury is from Gemini to Sagittarius, covering the region of the spine. The moon later progressed to the opposition of her own [PAGE 1191] place at birth, and as the radical moon in Aries has particular dominion over the cerebellum, which is the organ of coordination of movement, you will readily understand that this makes it difficult for the patient to walk. This is a curious case of interlocking afflictions and good aspects, for you will observe that whenever the two principal afflicters Mars and the moon, are struck by an adverse aspect there is always a good set of aspects to minimize the evil effects. Were this not so the severe afflictions would certainly have done away with this young man long ago. The square between the moon and Saturn is particularly inimical. The moon progresses around the horoscope in twenty-eight years as we mea- sure a day for a year. Saturn in the heavens by transit actually moves around the circle of the zodiac in about thirty years. Thus the progressed moon and the transiting Saturn are always bound to follow each other pretty closely. When they are square at the birth of a person, they keep that same relationship for a considerable number of years. Thus good aspects in the horoscope are offset by the fact that the progressed moon is square to the transiting Saturn, and evil aspects are similarly accentuated by this unfor- tunate square. Therefore anybody who has this unfortunate configuration is certainly under the whiplash of Saturn all his life. Even the good aspects which we note in this horoscope and which are certainly very strong are to [PAGE 1192] some degree nullified by the square of Saturn and the moon at birth. Saturn always indicates that part of our destiny which has been brought over from previous lives, and is almost unalterable. Therefore in this case there is unfortunately not much to do. Baths and massage applied by a healer who has Aquarius rising and whose Saturn is not in Libra or Pisces would be most helpful. NO. 18H: NARCOTICS--CIGARETTES: Female, born April 7, 1880, at 7:00 A.M. We have here a most interesting case, that of a woman with the fixed sign of Taurus on the Ascendant, and with the ruler in the watery sign of Pisces, intercepted in the 11th house, in conjunction with the watery moon, and square to the fiery and destructive Mars. Mars is the ruler of the 12th house, the house of confinement, and Venus is the ruler of the 6th house governing sickness. About 1904 the patient was operated on and had one kidney removed. She could not give the exact year, but from planetary aspects we feel certain it was in 1904, when the progressed sun ha just passed a conjunction with the radical Neptune near the Ascendant, and the progressed moon was making a square both to the radical Neptune and the progressed sun. At the present writing this poor woman, who is forty-four years of age, expects to become a mother in three months, and is struggling to overcome the dread narcotic habit, which she has had about six years, also the cigarette habit. A most interesting principle is brought out in this horoscope. Neptune in Taurus near the Ascendant is trine to Uranus in Virgo in the 5th house. These planets are in signs of mutual reception; that is, Neptune being the higher octave of Mercury is in a Venus sign, Taurus, and Uranus the higher [PAGE 1193] octave of Venus is in the mercurial sign of Virgo. The trine of these two mystical planets would indicate the development of the two ductless glands represented by them, namely the pineal gland by Neptune and the pituitary body by Uranus. When these two glands are for any reason awakened and the ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 18H ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Capricorn 29 SUN: Aries 18:02 SATURN: Aries 18:39 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aquarius 25 MOON: Pisces 23:07 URANUS: Virgo 5:22R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Aries 2 MERCURY: Aries 2:14R NEPTUNE: Taurus 10:52 ] [ ASCENDANT: Taurus 19:40 VENUS: Pisces 22:25 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Gemini 17 MARS: Gemini 27:43 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Cancer 8 JUPITER: Aries 1:06R ] ---------------------------------------------------------------------- soul does not respond to the higher life but is inclined to drift into sen- sual and worldly channels, their awakening then frequently leads to the grossest indulgence of the lower nature--sometimes to drink or narcotics as [PAGE 1194] in the case of this poor woman. Venus and the moon in conjunction in Pisces, Venus being the ruler of the 6th house, governing sickness, and Mars the ruler of the 12th house, govern- ing hospitals, indicate that some one in a hospital was responsible for her forming the habit of taking narcotics from which she is suffering and this person we believe to be a doctor friend who attended her. At the time when she claimed she acquired the habit of using narcotics we find the progressed Mercury trine to Uranus and the progressed Venus in conjunction with Neptune. This would have a tendency to awaken the above mentioned glands and cause a soul hunger, which in this case the woman mistook for a desire to indulge in soul flights through the use of narcotics instead of through living the Christ life. But the struggle now comes to get relief when she is in a most weakened, despondent, and generally rundown condition from a spell of influenza com- plicated by pregnancy, nerves, and insomnia; also the elimination through the one remaining kidney is now being interfered with by Saturn conjunction sun in Aries, which is producing an effect in the opposite sign of Libra. The one gleam of hope held out through the planets is the progressed sun within orb of a sextile to the radical Jupiter and the progressed Mars trine to the radical moon. These aspects are most favorable for the aid of the Invisible Helpers, who can accomplish much more under favorable planetary [PAGE 1195] aspects than at other times. Especially is she likely to receive help be- cause her spirit is most desirous of overcoming, although she is lacking in faith regarding our method of healing. She was persuaded to call upon us for help by her own doctor, who had been healed through our Invisible help- ers. INSANITY: NO. 19A.--A MENTAL CASE: Female, born June 12, 1897, 9:00 P.M. WE have at all times tried to impress upon the minds of students of the Rosicrucian Philosophy the great necessity of always looking at the bright side of life, and ever to hold out hope to unhappy and afflicted ones. If we aspire to be helpers of humanity, workers in God's great vineyard, we must always throw the life line to the drowning man, that is, give him that hope, that help, which means life to him. The astrologer who voices the doom of his patient and takes the last ray of hope away when one who is suf- fering comes to him perhaps as the last resort is little less than a mur- derer. This may be putting it very strongly, but the writer feels that this point cannot be emphasized too much. To illustrate the danger that lies in the prediction of death: a woman wrote to Headquarters stating that she had but two more years to live, for the astrologers had predicted this. Would we advise her, she asked, to take [PAGE 1196] up the Rosicrucian Philosophy and astrology, and should she go ahead with the school which she had started, or would it be best to give everything up and prepare herself or the coming event, her passing out of the physical -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 19A ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Scorpio 5 SUN: Gemini 22:16 SATURN: Scorpio 25:40R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Scorpio 29 MOON: Scorpio 26:58 URANUS: Scorpio 25:59R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Sagitt. 21 MERCURY: Taurus 29:50 NEPTUNE: Gemini 20:05 ] [ ASCENDANT: Capricorn 13:06 VENUS: Taurus 9:38 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Aquarius 23 MARS: Leo 14:46 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Aries 3 JUPITER: Virgo 3:27 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- body? We can assure you that this woman received a letter from Headquarters that as surrounded by strong vibrations which scattered effectually the thoughts of death. As a result of the letter she became a student of the Philosophy and is today an active and healthy woman, destined to reach a [PAGE 1197] ripe old age. The astrologer who predicted this woman's death might have been guilty of murder, but fortunately through her coming in contact with one of our pupils who advised her to write to Headquarters, this was averted. In 19A we have a patient who has so many weak and afflicted planets that the astrologer must use the greatest diplomacy in order to encourage her. On the first house is the gloomy, pessimistic Capricorn, with the ruler, Saturn, in the Midheaven afflicted by the conjunction of the negative, vi- sionary, worrisome moon and the irresponsible and fanatical Uranus; and to make it even more unfortunate these three planets are in conjunction in the fixed and martial sign of Scorpio, the natural eighth house sign, the house of death. Mercury, the ruler of the mind, is in the gloomy and stubborn sign of Taurus in opposition to the afflicted planets in Scorpio. Could we find anything more unfortunate for mental trouble? When Taurus is afflicted he assists Capricorn in magnifying the gloom side of life and increases his brooding over imaginary ills, so you can imagine the temperament of this poor woman. She was sadly in need of help. Her request for help came to us in November, 1916. She was at that time in such a mental state that she had threatened suicide, could do nothing but weep, and was surrounded by imaginary troubles. But she was very faithful in writing her weekly letters and did all possible to cooperate with the healers. When she requested healing her progressed Mars was square to the [PAGE 1198] radical moon, Uranus, and Saturn in Scorpio, which caused this mental dis- turbance. But fortunately the progressed moon at that time was in 25 degrees of Cancer trine and sextile to the afflicted planets in the 10th and 5th houses respectively. This was the life line that was ready to be thrown to help her. Note that the artistic harmonious, and musical radical Venus is in her own sign of Taurus, trine to the reverent and optimistic Jupiter. The one window of light open to her was this good aspect--music and art. It was necessary to bring harmony into this poor inharmonious mind, and we pre- vailed upon her and her friends to provide her with music in the home and to interest her in art. At the time of her request for help her progressed sun was in 9 degrees and 50 minutes of Cancer, making a good aspect to the radical Venus. This as the means of saving her reason. In May 1917 she wrote us she was feeling so much better that she did not need the help of the healers any longer. Here we can see what a wonderful work can be done through a true knowl- edge of astrology. Had an unscrupulous astrologer met this woman and pre- dicted suicide, the danger of which as shown so plainly in the figure, he might have been her murderer. Therefore, dear friends, we hope you will take this as a lesson to use astrology to help and to heal and not to wound. [PAGE 1199] NO. 19B--INSANITY: Female, Born January 7, 1868. Although we are unable to predict the dates of crises in her illness on account of the lack of the birth hour, still the aspects between the planets in this woman's chart, show sufficiently well the nature of the illness and the yearly crises. We find the erratic and eccentric Uranus in the psychic sign of Cancer, in opposition to Mars, the planet of impulse and reckless- ness. Uranus is also in opposition to the life-given sun and to Mercury, the planet of reason, both placed in the belligerent and violent sign Capri- corn. All four of these planets are square by Neptune in Aries, the sign which rules the head and the brain. We find that the benevolent ray of Jupiter is quenched by its placement in the twelfth house sign of Pisces, indicating sorrow, trouble, and self-undoing. There is is conjoined with the saturnine Dragon's Tail and squared by the moon, the giver of visions and imagination, making the mind morbid. He is also squared by Saturn, the planet of gloom and melancholy. As a result of all these adverse, perverse, and perverting influences the poor woman has always been weakminded, impulsive, reckless, gloomy, erratic, and visionary. In the year 1915 matters cam to a crisis when the sun was in the twelfth house sign of Pisces, ruling hospitals and asylums. The [PAGE 1200] progressed moon also was there in conjunction with the sun and th saturnine Dragon's Tail, and all of them square Saturn, with the result that the woman as taken violently insane and had to be confined in an asylum, where she has ---------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 19B [FLAT CHART] ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Capricorn SUN: Capricorn 16:31 SATURN: Sagitt. 2:11 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aquarius MOON: Gemini 11:51 URANUS: Cancer 10:38R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Pisces MERCURY: Capricorn 6:31 NEPTUNE: Aries 12:21 ] [ ASCENDANT: Aries VENUS: Aquarius 11:54 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Taurus MARS: Capricorn 15:13 Virgo 7:44 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Gemini JUPITER: Pisces 6:02 DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Pisces 7:44 ] ---------------------------------------------------------------------- been ever since. There has been little or no improvement so far as the men- tal condition is concerned, and the condition of physical health is also delicate. It is not a hopeless case, however, for the principal inimical influences are from cardinal signs, whose force is comparatively soon spent, and the [PAGE 1201] remainder are from common or flexible signs which are subject to modifica- tion. Not that Neptune, the planet of the spiritual mind, is sextile to Ve- nus, the planet of music, and to the moon, the planet of impressionability. Venus and the moon are trine; this shows that the native loves music and that she may be helped by it. With respect to health we find the moon in Gemini, the sign that rules the lungs, which gives a tendency to colds in the lungs. Uranus is in Cancer, squared by Neptune and in opposition to the sun, Mars, and Mercury, which shows nervous indigestion, for Cancer rules the stomach. This can be minimized by proper food, and if this can be pro- vided it will help considerably to clear the mind. In dealing with the question of insanity students should remember that it is a rupture, complete or partial, in the chain of bodies linking the spirit to the physical vehicle. When the rupture occurs between the dense body and the vital body, or between the latter and the desire body, we have the harm- less idiot. When the break is between the desire body and the mind, the reckless, impulsive, and violent desire nature takes charge of the lower ve- hicle, and we have the violently raving maniac who must be restrained by a straight-jacket and padded cell. But when the rupture takes place between the mind and the spirit, the cunning and craftiness of the mind exert them- selves to take charge of the lower personality; an insane person of this or- der may go about among us for years plotting and scheming with such [PAGE 1202] consummate cunning that we never suspect him of being abnormal until he car- ries out some diabolical plot and then laughs and glouts over the ruin, sorrow, and suffering which he has brought upon his victims. NO. 19C--INSANITY, OBSESSION, AND TUBERCULOSIS: Male, born January 30th, 1889, at 12 noon. THIS horoscope was sent us by the relatives of the native, with permis- sion to use it as a lesson. We find some very interesting points in it, which may be of interest in the study of the science of diagnosis. Two special points must be taken into consideration in the horoscope of a patient: the sign on the Ascendant and Mercury. The Ascendant shows the strength of the personality. If fixed signs are on the four angles, namely, the first, fourth, seventh, and tenth cusps, then the patient will be apt to help the healer with his will to overcome disease. If, however, common signs are on the angles, then the patient is apt to drift with the tide, and is prone to lean upon the Invisible Helpers, expecting them to do all the work, failing usually to do anything for himself. To get the best [PAGE 1203] cooperation from the patient it is most necessary that the mind be willing to help. Where there is a weak or a stubborn mind, the patient can do much to thwart the efforts made in his behalf, as we find in this horoscope. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 19C ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Aquarius 7 SUN: Aquarius 10:50 SATURN: Leo 17:24R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Pisces 2 MOON: Capricorn 28:48 URANUS: Libra 21:59R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Aries 16 MERCURY: Aquarius 29:11 NEPTUNE: Taurus 29:33R ] [ ASCENDANT: Gemini 11:06 VENUS: Pisces 26:28 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Cancer 1 MARS: Pisces 16:15 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Cancer 18 JUPITER: Sagitt. 28:45 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mercury being in a fixed sign in the tenth house and square to Neptune here gives a most dominating and stubborn mentality. This is a person who will bear no interference or domination from others. He has naturally a very devout and religious nature, but instead of fol- lowing the soul's ideals, which are expressed by Jupiter in Sagittarius [PAGE 1204] sextile to Mercury in Aquarius, his stubborn and ambitious mind led him to respond to the vibrations of Venus square Jupiter, Mercury square Neptune, and moon square Uranus. Venus is exalted in Pisces, the sign of self-undoing, and in the eleventh house, square to Jupiter, which is strong in its own sign of Sagittarius, the sign of religion. This indicates that a woman friend with her flattery and attention, signified by Venus, was responsible for leading him from his religious ideals into negative metaphysical speculation. In addition, the versatile and restless moon makes a trine to Neptune in the occult twelfth house, which gave him the desire for occult knowledge, but the moon, being square to Uranus, led him to his undoing. A person with the planetary posi- tions and aspects which we find in this horoscope is not satisfied to follow instruction or heed the warnings of those who know about occult matters, but he must needs rush in and investigate for himself. the sun in the Saturnian sign of Aquarius in opposition to Saturn in the sign of Leo gives a vein of skepticism, a nature which demands evidence and which must prove all things. This spirit was his undoing. The sun and Saturn being in mutual reception in the tenth and fourth houses respectively, strengthened this tendency. With the moon trine Neptune and square Uranus this man developed mediumship very quickly and was able to contact the invisible realms. But he heedlessly sought his knowledge along dangerous paths. While the yogi [PAGE 1205] teachings may be safe for the Fourth Race people, the orientals, and for those of the Western races who are still on the lower rounds of evolution, yet to one of the sensitive Western type these oriental teachings are most dangerous. This poor man became attached to a group of Hindus, from whom he received instructions in breathing exercises and psychic development. He as also active in spiritualism wherein mediumship was encouraged. After a few years the progressed moon reached the opposition to the radical Saturn and later a conjunction with the radical Mercury. Neptune, being the higher octave of Mercury, works largely upon the nervous system, and any undue stimulation will sometimes cause mental unbalance if Neptune squares the mental planet Mercury, often expressing itself through religious mania. This poor man repeatedly claims that he is the reincarnated Jesus. Especially will Neptune give this tendency when in the twelfth house, where it often causes incarceration in an institution for the insane. The moon in the ninth house in Capricorn, square to Uranus, here increased the evil by attracting undesirable entities to this already weakened mind, which was easily driven out of the body, giving the obsessing entities freedom to take possession of it. To top off this most unfortunate condition the poor man, who has been in an insane asylum for some years, is slowly dying of that dread disease tu- berculosis. This is shown by Jupiter in Sagittarius (Jupiter ruling the ar- terial blood) square to Venus (which has rule over the venous blood) in Pi- sces, two common signs. [PAGE 1206] ASTHMA: NO. 20A.--ASTHMA: Male, born August 15, 1915, 2:00 P.M. WE find the fiery sign of Sagittarius on the Ascendant, and its ruler, Jupiter, at home in Pisces. This planet is at home in two signs, Sagit- tarius and Pisces. When planets are posited in the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th houses, their influence is much more potent, much stronger for either good or evil than elsewhere, and especially if they are in fixed signs or in their own homes. Jupiter is in its own home and in the 4th house, an angle, and rules the arterial blood. It is in square aspect to the fiery Mars, which is in the sign of the lungs, Gemini. Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, ruling the air passing through the lungs, is in conjunction with the sun, and these two planets are in the fiery sign of Leo ruling the heart. Now that would be the physical effect of the two afflictions noted above? It is necessary that a certain amount of air be taken into the lungs in order to supply the oxygen which is needed to give life to the blood which feeds the heart. With the ruler of Gemini, Mercury, burned up by the heat of the sun and the capillaries of the lungs filled with the fire of the fe- verish and afflicted Mars, we have a congested and feverish chest, and the -------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 20A ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Virgo 27 SUN: Leo 21:52 SATURN: Cancer 11:50 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Libra 26 MOON: Libra 22:18 URANUS: Aquarius 13:22R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Scorpio 17 MERCURY: Leo 23:21 NEPTUNE: Leo 0:59 ] [ ASCENDANT: Sagitt. 6:08 VENUS: Leo 14:16 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Capricorn 10 MARS: Gemini 27:40 Aquarius 17:05 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Aquarius 19 JUPITER: Pisces 27:20R DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Leo 17:05 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------------- blood is clogged and becomes sluggish, causing spasmodic action as it passes through the aorta. The lungs become feverish and breathing laborious, caus- ing spasms. We find Mars parallel to Saturn, which is in the sign of the stomach, Cancer, and i the 8th house, indicating poor assimilation of the [PAGE 1207] food. We find the planet Venus, which rules the venous circulation, in the hot and fiery sign of Leo in opposition to the spasmodic retrograde Uranus, which is strong in its own sign Aquarius, giving uneven action to the heart. This boy will suffer more or less all through life with what is commonly termed by the doctors, asthma. The first few years he suffered very much from spasms. He will also be subject to coughs and colds, which will, how- ever, never develop into consumption as is often the case. With Mars ruling the lungs there is frequently a congested, feverish condition in the capil- laries which burns up the oxygen. But here Mars is in sextile to the life-giving sum in Leo, hence this boy will recuperate very rapidly. He will be above the average in health in spite of the many afflictions, and he will reach a ripe old age. NO. 20B: ASTHMA--MORPHINE ADDICTION: Male, born August 15, 1869, 9:00 A.M. WE will judge first the character of this person and for this purchase we note that there are four cardinal signs on the angles. This is a great help toward making people mentally alert and well balanced, but unfortunately here we find that mercury, the significator of the mind is combust, and the moon is in conjunction with Saturn. This renders the mind slow and melan- choly, subject to fears, which of course never materialize. Uranus is el- evated and square to Neptune, which gives a tendency toward spirit control, but we have the trine of the sun to Neptune to minimize the danger. The na- tive has a strong love nature as shown by the trine of Venus and Jupiter, but the conjunction of moon and Saturn shows that the marriage partner is likely always to wet-blanket and resent advances. Mars opposition Neptune from the first to the seventh house makes it plain that there will be quar- rels and trouble, all of which have an important bearing upon the sickness and its cause. The sun in Leo afflicted by Jupiter in Taurus shows that the arterial circulation is poor, a condition which is somewhat minimized by the trine of Jupiter and Venus, the two planets which govern the circulation. But the rhythmic motion of respiration is seriously interfered with because Uranus is in Cancer and elevated. This planet is spasmodic in its action and [PAGE 1208] affects the diaphragm when placed in Cancer. Here it is, as said, highly elevated and square to Mars and Neptune, both in angles, a configuration that is very strong. The rhythmic rise and fall of the diaphragm is --------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 20B ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Cancer 8 SUN: Leo 22:42 SATURN: Sagitt. 10:32 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Leo 13 MOON: Sagitt. 5:59 URANUS: Cancer 19:52 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Virgo 12 MERCURY: Leo 26:12 NEPTUNE: Aries 19:28R ] [ ASCENDANT: Libra 6:33 VENUS: Virgo 19:05 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Scorpio 2 MARS: Libra 16:45 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Sagitt. 3 JUPITER: Taurus 19:58 ] --------------------------------------------------------------------- absolutely essential to proper and regular respiration, an as this action is interfered with to a degree by the afflictions here shown, we have the con- dition known as asthma. It is well known that sufferers from this disease sometimes go a very [PAGE 1209] long time without sleep because of their inability to lie down. Morphine is often given to relieve their condition and give them the rest they crave with all their being. The danger of this drug cannot be overestimated in any case, but it is greater for a patient who has Jupiter in Taurus af- flicted by the sun like this one, for this always gives an inherent abnormal appetite, a tendency to go to extremes in whatever is taken by way of the mouth. Hence it is no wonder that this person has become addicted to the use of morphine. There is hope, however, as shown by the horoscope. The moon rules the alimentary canal and is responsible for the passage of the food through the digestive tract. She is conjunct Saturn, and naturally this results in a sluggish condition of the bowels. Uranus in Cancer operates upon the stom- ach in such a way as to distend it periodically. With a full colon, a dis- tended stomach, and the diaphragm moving erratically what wonder that the heart refuses to force the vital fluid into the lungs and take it from them? Heroic methods should be taken to clear the system and keep it clear. While this will not relieve the spasmodic action of the diaphragm, it will at any rate take the pressure away from the apex of the heart and thus materially help to reduce the condition. Mars is sextile to the sun, therefore, the heart can be strengthened. He is also sextile to Saturn showing the pos- sibility of securing at least better action and circulation in the digestive tract. [PAGE 1210] The worst condition in this horoscope, the one most difficult to over- come, is Jupiter in Taurus square to the sun. It has been our experience that even though it is pointed out to people that they have abnormal appe- tites and they acknowledge it, they usually refuse to mend their ways. As the above affliction is in fixed signs, it is exceedingly difficult to over- come. The best assistance, however, would be from the trine of Venus to Ju- piter, which excites the love nature and makes the native amenable to kind- liness. The tender care of a woman would perhaps do more than anything else to help him overcome the habit he has formed. A healer with Aquarius rising and whose Saturn is not in Pisces would very likely have a beneficial effect in this case. NO. 20C--D--E: ASTHMA: The disease designated by the name of asthma is one of the most difficult to diagnose, for many are suffering from symptoms which are diagnosed by the doctors as those of asthma because of the shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing when frequently the person does not in reality have asthma. There are various kinds of this disease. For instance there is hay asthma, which comes in the fall of the year when the hay and grain are ripe. Sometimes it comes from the noxious pollen of poisonous flowers, which causes a contrac- tion of the passages to the lungs; these when inactive fill with mucus, causing labored breathing. Then we have the heart or stomach asthma, which is often the result of irregularity of the blood flow through the valves of the heart, resulting in labored breathing and contraction of the chest and lungs. Therefore the astrologer may find the diagnosis difficult. We will in this lesson endeavor to give a few helps showing according to the afflictions the differences in diseases which may have similar outward symptoms but the causes of which may be different. Case 20C is that of a man born March 6, 1831, 4 P.M. The horoscope for this case is 10A, page 263. We find the disturbing Saturn in Leo, the sign ruling the heart, square to Mars in Taurus, which has rule over the throat, and opposition to Mercury, which is in the nervous sign of Aquarius. Mars [PAGE 1211] is also square to Mercury and parallel to Neptune. This configuration of planets in fixed signs, would indicate spasmodic heart action, for Mercury opposition Saturn would cause contraction of the valves of the heart, thereby interfering with the excessive blood flow caused by Mars square Sat- urn. We also find the sun in Pisces, a common sign, square to the moon in Sagittarius. Common signs when afflicted interfere with the organs of res- piration, given a tendency to trouble with the lungs. This man suffered greatly with what some doctors diagnosed as asthma and others as heart trouble, and he also frequently suffered from severe colds. Astrology shows that he had valvular heart trouble and that is was not a true case of asthma. He died from an abscess of the liver. For details regarding this condition see No. 10A. In the case of horoscope 20D, that of a man born August 25, 1867, we find Saturn in Scorpio, a fixed sign, square to Venus and Mercury in Leo, the sign ruling the heart. We again find some trouble with poor heart action; but the most disturbing affliction is found in th stomach, for the moon and Uranus are in conjunction in the sign of Cancer, which has rule over this organ, and both are square to the inflammatory Mars, Uranus also being square to Neptune, all in cardinal signs. In this horoscope we find the seat of the trouble in the stomach, showing impulsive and unnatural habits regarding food, with a tendency to bolt the food and also excessive drinking [PAGE 1212] with meals, which would cause the stomach to become distended, thereby pressing upon the heart and interfering with respiration. In horoscope 20E, that of a woman born June 23, 1898, we find a very -------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 20D [FLAT CHART] ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Capricorn SUN: Virgo 1:46 SATURN: Scorpio 18:23 ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aquarius MOON: Cancer 6:36 URANUS: Cancer 11:40 ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Pisces MERCURY: Leo 14:14 NEPTUNE: Aries 14:14R ] [ ASCENDANT: Aries VENUS: Leo 23:22 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Taurus MARS: Libra 9:09 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Gemini JUPITER: Pisces 2:40R ] -------------------------------------------------------------------- different cause, and we may diagnose this as a real case of hay asthma. Neptune is conjunction Mercury in the sign of Gemini, which has rule over the lungs. From the indications of personal appearance we should think that this young woman had Virgo rising with Gemini in Midheaven, giving Mercury [PAGE 1213] as the life ruler. Neptune, being the higher octave of Mercury, has rule over the nervous system. Neptune's influence is similar to that of Saturn--constricting, astringent. When in Gemini, we may expect a -------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 20E [FLAT CHART] ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Capricorn SUN: Cancer 1:59 SATURN: Sagitt. 7:18R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Aquarius MOON: Leo 19:05 URANUS: Sagitt. 0:21R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Pisces MERCURY: Gemini 23:42 NEPTUNE: Gemini 22:38 ] [ ASCENDANT: Aries VENUS: Leo 4:00 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Taurus MARS: Taurus 11:51 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Gemini JUPITER: Libra 1:24 ] -------------------------------------------------------------------- disturbance in the bronchioles, especially during the summer months, as was the case with this young woman, whose trouble was caused by the inhalation of the pollen of certain grasses and flowers. You will, however, find that in most cases of asthma there is impaired [PAGE 1214] circulation. The blood stream is sluggish, showing an affliction to Venus or Jupiter. When the blood is impure, elimination will also be sluggish. Great care should be used in the selection of food. The patient should eat very lightly and only such foods as are easily digested but which give the proper nourishment. Especially is this true of the evening meals, for attacks of asthma invariably follow a heavy meal at night. Raw onion sand- wiches eaten the last thing at night and cut the phlegm and insure a sound sleep. CANCER: NO. 21A--CANCER: Female, born July 14, 1897, 4:00 P.M. Sagittarius, a common sign, is on the Ascendant, and the life ruler, Ju- piter is in the 9th house in the sign of Virgo; Jupiter is also square to the Ascendant. People with common signs on the four angles rarely make suf- ficient effort to surmount the obstacles of life, and when we also find the afflicting planets in these common signs, and the sun in the watery sign of Cancer an in the 8th house, we have as in the case of this woman one who would rather be an invalid than make the effort to keep the body in health, and we can see how weak the effort will be to overcome. First, people with the sun and moon in Cancer are very fond of good things to eat, and when the moon is also trine to Venus this enhances their love for food and there is a tendency to overeat. Let us see what will be the result. [PAGE 1215] We find the planet Venus, which has rule over the venous blood, in the sign of Gemini, and in the 7th house, square to the inflammatory Mars and to Jupiter. Jupiter, which has rule over the arterial blood, is afflicted by a ------------------------------------------------------------------------ [ BIRTH CHART NO. 21A ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Virgo 22 SUN: Cancer 22:37 SATURN: Scorpio 24:17R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Libra 22 MOON: Aquarius 1:48 URANUS: Scorpio 25:10R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Scorpio 16 MERCURY: Cancer 21:22 NEPTUNE: Gemini 21:13 ] [ ASCENDANT: Sagitt. 4:48 VENUS: Gemini 7:09 ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Capricorn 8 MARS: Virgo 3:49 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Aquarius 15 JUPITER: Virgo 8:20 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ conjunction of Mars, hence the circulation is very much obstructed, espe- cially as Jupiter is in the sign of Virgo, which has rule over the small in- testine. When the patient eats very heartily (especially as Cancer people are very fond of starches), with the obstructed circulation and the [PAGE 1216] disturbed assimilation of food in the small intestine what may we expect but that the bowels are filled with putrid matter. Fermentation set in, causing derangement of the entire circulatory system. Saturn, the obstructor, in conjunctionn with Uranus in the sign of Scorpio, which has rule over the rectum, and in the 12th house, the house of self-undoing, also the house of hidden things, is an indication that the young woman had formed secret hab- its which caused much irritation to the organs of elimination and which had their result in causing cancer of the rectum. She was ailing for a long time with dreadful pains across the lower bow- els and at the lower end of the spinal column. The question may be asked, Is there not a cure for this dread disease of cancer? Yes, when in its first stages, it may be cured by eliminating all food for a few days, drink- ing only pure, distilled water flavored with lemon juice, and giving the bowels a thorough cleansing with high enemas. Then start with the mono-diet, continuing this for three weeks if the patient is able to stand it, but not to exceed three weeks. The patient should eat nothing but car- rots. This vegetable may be prepared in various ways to make it palatable, grinding it and drinking the juice, baking or steaming it or making it into salads flavored with a little olive oil and lemon. The carrot has a pro- nounced healing effect, especially when used as a poultice, and it has a wonderful healing power for ulcer and cancerous growths. [PAGE 1217] NO. 21B--CANCER: Male, born December 14, 1857. Place and hour of birth unknown, but from personal appearance and traits of character we have placed Sagittarius on the Ascendant. Planets' positions for noon, G.M.T. THE doctors had told this man that he had cancer, and nothing could shake his belief that he would some day pass out with the dread disease. He kept up his letters to the Healing Department regularly for several months, but they were always filled with doubt of our methods and discouragement regard- ing the future. He also rebelled at the restrictions in diet, claiming that he was too weak and sick to live without his daily beefsteak and fried pota- toes. Later through the instrumentality of his son, who was working in our of- fice as stenographer, this man with his wife rented a cottage on a tract which adjoined the Headquarters grounds. In order to make it possible for his father to partake of the health diet served in our dining hall, the son applied for a job as gardener for his father. The first few weeks this poor man as a great trial to the cook. When he failed to get what he demanded, he left the table hungry. This lasted for a few days until hunger forced him to eat what was served. His demands were for two eggs fried in butter, a large bowl of soft, boiled mush with several teaspoons of sugar and plenty of cream, fried potatoes, white bread, and [PAGE 1218] two or three cups of strong, black coffee with several teaspoons of sugar in each. The sugar bowl was emptied at each meal. He greatly tried the pa- tience of both Mr. Heindel and myself. But the young son, who had ------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ BIRTH CHART NO. 21B ] [ ] [ MIDHEAVEN: Virgo 27 SUN: Sagitt. 22:31 SATURN: Cancer 27:14R ] [ 11TH HOUSE: Libra 26 MOON: Sagitt. 1:11 URANUS: Taurus 26:16R ] [ 12TH HOUSE: Scorpio 19 MERCURY: Capricorn 6:16 NEPTUNE: Pisces 19:56 ] [ ASCENDANT: Sagitt. 8:45 VENUS: Sagitt. 4:17 DRAGON'S HEAD: ] [ 2ND HOUSE: Capricorn 11 MARS: Libra 16:22 Pisces 22:26 ] [ 3RD HOUSE: Aquarius 25 JUPITER: Taurus 6:25R DRAGON'S TAIL: ] [ Virgo 22:26 ] ------------------------------------------------------------------------- supported his father for a number of years was desperately anxious to help us to help the latter. After a few weeks the patient adjusted himself, and immediately his health began to improve. The eruptions on his face and his breast began slowly to disappear, and his general health and strength began [PAGE 1219] to return. During the day it was observed that he was constantly eating candy; his pockets were filled with this sweet. Before coming to Headquarters he would eat one to two pounds of candy every day, and thought it necessary to do so to keep up his strength. We note the conjunction of the moon and Venus just above the Ascendant in the negative sign of Sagittarius. The moon and Venus conjoined, no matter where they may be in the horoscope, give a desire for sweets, pastry, etc. In this case we find Saturn posited in the sign of the stomach, Cancer, and retrograde to a square aspect with Mars, which is placed in a Venus sign. this man had for years filled his body with an excess of starch, pro- tein, and sugar. With his afflicted progressed Saturn in Cancer he was not able to extract the vitamines from his food, and he was in the habit of overeating and of bolting it. Naturally the body stores up excess amount of food taken. His stomach refused to digest such quantities of food, or rather was too weak and lacking in the juices necessary in digestion. There was also a large amount of waste matter which the organs of elimination were unable to throw off. Mars has rule over the rectum, being the ruler of Scorpio which governs this organ. With Mars afflicted by the obstructive progressed Saturn we might expect that the man would suffer from constipa- tion. With all this ash stored up in the body can we wonder that the system [PAGE 1220] has to find some means of throwing out this poison? The result was that the skin of the nose, throat, face and breast (Mars ruling Aries the face, Scor- pio the bridge of the nose, and Saturn in Cancer the breast) was used as a dumping ground for the body waste. After eight months of Mt. Ecclesia diet this man moved back to the city with not a trace of cancer on his body; all sores had entirely healed. Mars sextile to the life-giving sun brought vi- tality. Wherever a good aspect between these two planets is found, there is great hope of overcoming disease. Saturn in Cancer in the eighth house, the house of death, will eventually be the case of the native's demise, together with the moon and Venus in a common sign and in the house of self-undoing. In time his desire for sweets and rich food will probably lead to excesses which will be the cause of his death. [PAGE 1221] ROSICRUCIAN HEALING: HOW THE ROSICRUCIANS HEAL THE SICK: THE Rosicrucian work of healing is carried on by the Elder Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order through a band of Invisible Helpers whom they are in- structing. The work is conducted according to the commands of Christ Jesus, namely, "Preach the gospel and heal the sick." THE ELDER BROTHERS: These are high spiritual beings through whom the Christ Spirit is working for the benefit of humanity. THE INVISIBLE HELPERS: The Invisible Helpers are those who live a worthy life of helpfulness during the daytime while in their physical bodies, and whose evolutionary development is such as to EARN the privilege of being helpful through the instrumentality of the Elder Brothers at night while functioning in their [PAGE 1222] etheric bodies, as indicated in the words of the Rosicrucian Evening Ser- vice: "Tonight while our physical bodies are peacefully resting in sleep, may we as Invisible Helpers be found faithfully working in the vineyard of Christ." These Invisible Helpers are gathered together in bands according to their temperaments and their abilities. They are under the instruction of other Helpers WHO ARE PHYSICIANS, and all of them work under the guidance of the Elder Brothers, who naturally are the moving spirits of the whole work. Not infrequently patients are aware of the presence of the Invisible Helpers. RIGHT LIVING NECESSARY FOR A CURE: The Invisible Helpers never refuse to answer an appeal for help, but in order to respond to the Divine Healing Force patients must adopt the gospel of right living; they should observe a pure meatless diet; they must fill their living and sleeping rooms with pure air, their minds with pure thoughts and their daily lives with pure actions. The Divine Healing Force is pure; if you ask for it in order to be relieved of your ailments, you must be willing to conform to the natural laws of purity. Pure air, pure food, pure thinking and pure living! If you ignore these great health giv- ing factors you may have called in vain upon the Divine Healing Force. [PAGE 1223] HEALING FORCE: The healing force comes from God, our Heavenly Father, the Great Physi- cian of the universe; it is latent everywhere; by prayer and concentration it is liberated and directed to the sufferer; it manifested through the Mas- ter, Christ Jesus; it goes forth from the weekly healing meetings held at the Rosicrucian Fellowship Headquarters. Through the workings of this su- preme force the Invisible Helpers raise the vibrations of the patient to a higher rate, thus enabling him, first, to eliminate the disease poison from the system, and second, to rebuild every blood corpuscle, fibre, tissue, and organ until the whole body is made new. This is done, not in a miraculous manner but in accordance with nature's laws. If the patient continues to break these laws and by a wrong mode of living to accumulate poisonous sub- stances in the system, he frustrates the healing work. CAUSE OF DISEASE: The wonderful organism called the human body is governed by immutable natural laws. All disease results from willful or ignorant violation of nature's laws. People are ill because in this earth life or in a previous one they have disregarded the fundamental principles on which the health of the body depends. If they wish to regain and to retain their health, they must learn to understand these principles and to regulate their daily habits in conformity with them. [PAGE 1224] This is what the Master Healer, Christ Jesus, meant when he said to the man who was a cripple: "Thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." (John 5-14.) Even the Christ could not give lasting health unless the recipient of the healing force refrained from indulging wrong habits which cause disease, and lived in obedience to the God-given laws that rule man's body as well as his relations to his fellow creatures. THE RIGHT TO HEALTH: Some people "demand" perfect health and claim they have a right to it. They forget that either in this or a former life some have forfeited their God-given right through disobedience to nature's laws, which are God's laws. Through suffering they have to learn obedience. When they have mastered their lesson and are willing to "sin no more," their right to health will be restored to them. VIOLATIONS OF THE LAWS OF HEALTH: The Divine Healing Force is constructive; wrong methods of living which disregard the laws of nature are destructive. The omissions and transgressions responsible for wrong living and conse- quently for disease are many; the following are the principal ones: Un- natural food; too much food; ill-proportioned food; lack of fresh air and sunshine; lack of cleanliness; lack of exercise; lack of rest and sleep; lack of self-control; sleeping in unventilated rooms; harboring thoughts of [PAGE 1225] anger, hatred, and resentment; yielding to a hasty temper; gratifying low desires; harming fellow creatures whether human or animal; abusing the sa- cred generative function. Since all the organs and functions of the body are interdependent, the abuse and consequent affliction of one part hurts all the others, furthers the accumulation of disease poison throughout the system, and lowers the vi- tality of the whole. The local symptoms are only evidence of the whole body being at fault. Therefore, all true healing, in order to achieve lasting results, is directed not to the suppression of symptoms but to the removal of the cause that made the symptoms appear. SPIRITUAL HEALING: Spiritual healing operates on the higher planes of being but is effected in strict adherence to natural laws which prevail below as above; conse- quently all natural therapeutics applied on the physical plan are in harmony with the work of the Invisible Helpers on the higher planes. RIGHT FOOD IS NATURAL MEDICINE: As the body is built up of the physical substances introduced into the blood by the daily food, right food is the NATURAL medicine which the pa- tient must take in order to cooperate with the Invisible Helpers in their task of reconstructing his system. [PAGE 1226] EFFLUVIA TRANSMITTED IN WEEKLY REPORT: Before the Invisible Helpers can work with the patient they must have ef- fluvia from his vital body, which is the etheric counterpart of the physical body and the operating sphere of the vital forces. The effluvia are ob- tained by having the patient write every week a letter consisting of a few words or a few lines with PEN AND INK. This is important as a pen charged with fluid is a greater conductor of magnetism than a dry pencil. The ether which thus impregnates the paper upon which the patient writes week by week gives an indication of his condition at that particular time and furnishes an entrance key to his system. IT IS SOMETHING WHICH HE HAS GIVEN VOLUNTAR- ILY AND FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE OF FURNISHING ACCESS FOR THE INVISIBLE HELP- ERS. Unless the patient does his part to do anything for him; so it may be seen that it is of the utmost importance to keep up the weekly letters to Headquarters. TIME REQUIRED FOR CURE: Instantaneous cures are frequent where the Invisible Helpers are called upon to assist in cases of acute disease. In the case of a chronic ailment which is of long standing and has taken years to develop, a certain amount of relief may be experienced immediately; complete recovery, however, which is equivalent to a renewal of the whole system, can usually be achieved only [PAGE 1227] in gradual stages. As said before, the healing work of the Invisible Help- ers is not suppression of symptoms but reconstruction of the whole system, and in order to be accomplished it requires time as well as the patient's faithful and constant cooperation along the lines indicated above. HEALING MEETINGS AT HEADQUARTERS: Healing meetings are held at Rosicrucian Headquarters on the nights when the moon enters cardinal signs in the zodiac. The hour of service is about 6:30 P.M. The virtue of the cardinal signs is dynamic energy which they infuse into every enterprise started under their influence, and therefore the healing thoughts of the helpers all over the world are endowed with added power when launched upon their errands of mercy under this cardinal influence. If you would like to join in this work, sit down quiet when the clock IN YOUR PLACE OF RESIDENCE points to the given hour, 6:30 P.M., meditate on HEALTH, and pray to the Great Physician, our Father in Heaven, for the res- toration to health of all who suffer, particularly those who have applied to Headquarters. At the same time visualize the Ecclesia, the healing Temple at Headquar- ters, where the thoughts of all aspirants are finally gathered by the Elder Brothers and used for the stated purpose. Continued with file "RC2027.TXT" End of File

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