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ROSICRUCIAN CHRISTIANITY ASTROLOGY COURSE

ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 7:

In  the horoscope we are calculating the Greenwich Mean Time is July  23,
1912,  10:56 A.M.   The interval between that time and the NEAREST noon is 1
hour and 4 minutes; the logarithm of that interval is 1.3522; the G.M.T. day
commences on the noon of July 22,  and ends on the noon of July 23rd.   With
these  results  of previous calculations in mind we turn to page 16  of  our
ephemeris for 1912; here the longitude of each planet is tabulated below the
heavy black line.

The  column next to the figures indicating the days of month,  gives  the
Sun's longitude for noon at Greenwich,  and in order to ascertain its  posi-
tion at the Greenwich Mean Time of birth, July 23, 1912, 10:56 A.M., we must
find the Sun's motion on the G.M.T.  day, from noon July 22 to noon July 23.
The rule is as follows:

RULE I

From the longitude of a planet on the noon AFTER the G.M.T. of birth sub-
tract  its position on the preceding noon;  the difference is the motion  of
the planet on the G.M.T. day.

Our Greenwich Mean Time of birth is July 23, 10:56 A.M., and the noon AF-
TER that time is obviously the noon of July 23.  On page 16 of our ephemeris
we find:

Sun's Longitude, July 23.  Leo....................           0    13
Subtract Sun's Longitude, July 22  ..............    Cancer 29    16
--------
Sun's motion on the G.M.T. day....................           0    57

The student who has made himself familiar with the subtraction of degrees
and minutes will see no obstacle in the foregoing example,  but many may not
have given the subject the attention it deserves, and they will find it dif-
ficult to understand the method, and follow the calculation on that account.
A  little  further assistance at this point may therefore be  invaluable  to
them.  The more precocious may skip the next few paragraphs.

A  degree of the zodiac,  like an hour on the clock,  is divided into  60
minutes; the hands of a clock move over its dial and register advancement in
"time," by hours and minutes; the planets mark progression in "space,"  upon
the celestial circle,  by signs and degrees.  As the hand of a clock travels
along  from 1 to 1:59,  and then enters the next hour,  which is 2,  so  the
planets  progress  from Aries 1 to Aries 29,  and then enter  Taurus.   1:60
o'clock is also 2 o'clock, and similarly Aries 30 is Taurus 0;  Taurus 30 is
Gemini 0,  and son on.  Seeing that the 60th minute of one hour on the clock
is also the beginning of the next,  and that the 30th degree of one sign and
the 0 degree of the next are identical, the question:   What is the INTERVAL
OF TIME between 11:16 A.M.  and 12:13 P.M.  yields the same solution as  the
problem:   What is the DISTANCE IN SPACE between Cancer 29:16 and Leo  0:13.
Please note,  that the 11th hour is the last of a 12 hour cycle,  and corre-
sponds  perfectly to Cancer 29,  which is the last degree of a  sign;  12:13
P.M.  is correctly written 0:13 P.M.,  it is near the beginning of a new  12
hour cycle, and corresponds to Leo 0.13, for that is near the beginning of a
new  sign,  or  30 cycle.   Prove this similarity of hours  and  degrees  by
tabulation, as follows:

From            0.13 P.M.
Subtract       11.16 A.M.
-----
57 minutes time

From            0.13 Leo
Subtract       29.16 Cancer
-----
57 minutes

In neither of these cases can we subtract 16 from 13,  so we must  borrow
an hour,  (which is 60 minutes), to make the subtraction in one case,  and a
degree,  (which is also 60 minutes) to make the other.   By adding the  bor-
rowed 60 minutes to the 13 in each example we get 73,  and are then able  to
subtract the 16, which leaves 57 as shown.

The  student who does not feel satisfied with his proficiency  in  adding
and subtracting hours and minutes and degrees and minutes may wish for extra
practice  examples.   A number of these are enclosed for  your  convenience.
Please also give logarithm corresponding to each daily motion.

The Ephemeris gives us the Sun's Longitude on the noon of July 22,  which
begins  the G.M.T.  day,  as Cancer 29.16 and on the noon of July 23,  which
ends the G.M.T. day, it is Leo 0.13.  Our subtraction has shown that the Sun
moved 57 minutes of space in the 24 hours intervening between these two noon
positions,  Dividing  57  by 24 we get approximately 2 1/2  minutes  as  the
hourly motion of the Sun.  We are thus in a position to figure the Longitude
of the Sun during any of the 24 hours from noon July 22, to noon July 23, by
adding  its motion during a certain number of hours to the  Longitude  given
for  July  22,  or  subtracting  its  travel  in  a  specified time from the

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Longitude given for July 23.  Suppose we want to know where the Sun was at 9
P.M., July 22.  We note:

Sun's motion from noon July 22, as
given in Ephemeris................................ Cancer   29    16
Sun's motion from noon to 9 P.M.;
9 hours at the rate of 2 1/2 minutes
per hour - 9 x 2 1/2..............................                23
--------
Sun's Longitude July 22, at 9 P.M............. Cancer    29    39

We may obtain the same result by subtracting the distance traveled by the
Sun between 9 P.M. July 22, and noon July 23, from its Longitude on the lat-
ter date.

Sun's Longitude noon July 23, as
given in Ephemeris................................     0.13 Leo
Minus distance traveled from 9 P.M.
July 22, to noon July 23.  (15 hours)
at the rate of 2 1/2 minutes per hour -
15 x 2 1/2........................................       38 minutes
-----
Sun's Longitude July 22, 9 P.M.................    29.35 Cancer

The student will observe a slight discrepancy in the two results obtained
which  is of no consequence where a planet travels only a degree or less  in
24  hours,  but in the case of the Moon which travels 12 to 15  degrees  per
day, such rough and ready methods might cause considerable error, and there-
fore we use Logarithms to figure the positions of all but the major  planets
which  move only a few minutes per day.   This gives exact results,  besides
being much easier, once it is understood.

RULE II

Add the Logarithms of Interval to the Logarithms of the planet's  motion;
the sum of these is the Logarithm of Correction.

To  find the Logarithm of the Sun's motion (57 minutes),  we turn to  the
table  of Logarithms and follow the instructions given in the  last  lesson,
and thus we find:

Logarithm of the Sun's motion.....................    1.4025
Logarithm of Interval.............................    1.3522
------
Logarithm of Correction...........................    2.7547

By following the instructions given in the last lesson, we find the value
of the Logarithm of Correction,  to be 0 degrees,  3 minutes.   This we call
"the increment of correction."

RULE III

(a)  When the G.M.T.  of birth is A.M., SUBTRACT the increment of correc-
tion from the planet's Longitude on the noon nearest the G.M.T.

(b)  When the G.M.T. of birth is P.M., ADD the increment of correction to
the planet's longitude on the noon nearest the G.M.T.

(c)  When planets are retrograde reverse rule III.

The  result  in either case gives the planet's place at birth,  which  is
later entered in the horoscope.

Our Greenwich Mean Time being July 23,  10:56 A.M.,  the nearest noon  is
obviously noon July 23.  The Ephemeris gives:

Longitude of the Sun July 23......................    0.13  Leo
Subtract Increment of Correction
according to Rule 3a...........................    0.03
----
The Sun's Longitude at birth......................    0.10  Leo

This  finishes our calculation of the Sun in connection with  this  horo-
scope;  we shall later explain how to enter it in the chart.   In  the  next
lesson we shall proceed to figure the Moon's place; but I want you to try to
do that by yourself beforehand,  so that I may see how much you have  under-
stood of this lesson.  You will find enclosed a sheet having all the tabula-
tion,  so that you only have to put in the figures.   Use a soft pencil,  so
that  you  may be able to erase easily, and send your lesson to me  for  ex-
amination.   I am not going to insist on a correct answer before sending the
next lesson, but shall expect you to try hard.

With  regard  to the questions in the last lesson,  one  called  for  the
G.M.T. of birth in Chicago, August 25, 1912, at 8 P.M.

A number of students have written to say that they have no ephemeris  for
that year, and cannot answer until they get one.  That was exactly the point
on  which I wished to test them.  No ephemeris was necessary to  answer  the
questions.   It would not have mattered had I asked:   What is the Greenwich
Mean Time of a birth at Chicago 1811, or 1850.   All that is necessary is to
add a correction of 6 hours for Standard Time at Chicago, which is gauged by
the 90th meridian.  The answer to the question is, that at the time when the
clock in Chicago pointed to 8 P.M., on August 25, 1912,  the clock at Green-
wich showed 2 A.M.,  on the morning of August 26,  and that is therefore the
Greenwich Mean Time of birth.

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ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 8:

As we are to continue calculation of the horoscope started in our  previ-
ous lessons,  we reiterate the factors which apply in determining the  posi-
tion of all the planets:

The G.M.T. day begins at noon, July 22, and ends July 23, at noon.

The G.M.T. at birth is 10:56 A.M., July 23, 1912.

The interval from that time to the nearest noon is 1 hour and 4 minutes.

The logarithm of the interval is 1.3522.

Rule No.  1 given in the last lesson directs us to subtract the  position
of the planet we wish to correct on the noon PRECEDING the G.M.T.  from  its
place on noon AFTER G.M.T. (10:56 A.M., July 23, 1912).   these are found on
page 16 of the ephemeris for 1912, in the moon column,  for that is the next
planet to be calculated.

Moon's Longitude, July 23
Scorpio .......................................    27.07
Moon's Longitude, July 23
Scorpio .......................................    14.33
Moon's motion on the G.M.T.                           -----
day............................................    12.34

Rule No. 2 requires that we add the logarithm of the Moon's motion on the
G.M.T.  day to the logarithm of interval, and we therefore turn to our table
of logarithms on pages 28 an 29 of our ephemeris.   To find the logarithm of
the Moon's motion (12 degrees and 34 minutes),  we place an envelope  across
the page in line with the numbers 34 in the outside columns and run a finger
down the column marked 12 at the top.   In that column,  just above the edge
of our envelope is the number 2810.   That is the logarithm we seek,  and we

Logarithm of the Moon's motion
on the G.M.T. day..............................      2810
Logarithm of Interval.............................    1.3522
------
Logarithm of Correction...........................    1.6332

The  value of this logarithm in degrees and minutes is the  INCREMENT  OF
CORRECTION which we use in finally determining the position of a planet, and
we find it, as thoroughly explained in Lesson No. 6, by looking in the table
of logarithms.  If we cannot find the exact logarithm we use the one nearest
thereto.   In this case the nearest logarithm is 1.6269,  and it is found in
the column marked 0 at the top,  and in line with the figure 34 on the  left
hand  side of the page.   Thus we see that the increment of correction is  0
degrees and 34 minutes.

Rule No.  3a directs that when the G.M.T. is A.M., as in this case (10:56
A.M.,  July 23),  we SUBTRACT the increment of correction from the  planet's
place on the NEAREST NOON (obviously July 23).  We look for that position on
page 16 of the ephemeris:

Moon's Longitude July 23, 1912,

Scorpio .......................................    27.07
Increment of Correction...........................     0.34
Moon's place in Horoscope,                            -----
Scorpio .......................................    26.33

Our  next lesson will explain how to place the planets in the  horoscope.
For  the  present we continue our calculations,  and the required  data  are
found on page 16 of the 1912 ephemeris.  There, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Ju-
piter, Mars, Venus, and Mercury each has its column where the longitudes for
noon  during  the month of July are noted.   The daily motion for  the  four
first named is so slow, that correction is unnecessary,  and they may be en-
tered in the horoscope as occupying the position given in the ephemeris  for
the noon nearest G.M.T.  In this case that is July 23.   On that day Neptune
was in Cancer ........23.47

In  the columns of Uranus and Jupiter you will note,  below the  zodiacal
sign, a capital R.  That means that the planet is "Retrograde."  If you turn
back to page 12, you will find the "R" in line with Uranus' position, on May
8th;  on pages 14, 16, 18, and 20 it is just below the sign of the zodiac in
Uranus' column; a little further down on page 22, in line with Uranus' posi-
tion on October 10th, is a capital "D."  The meaning is as follows:

The planets in our solar system move in one direction around the Sun, but
their orbits are of varying diameters and their velocities also vary.

The  earth travels 56 thousand miles an hour and still its circle  is  so
large that is requires 365 days to journey around the Sun.   Mercury makes a
much smaller circle around the Sun,  and travels 104 thousand mile per  hour
so it completes a revolution around the Sun in 88 days.  Uranus travels only
15  thousand mile per hour,  and its circle is so large that it requires  84
years to complete it.   The other planets show similar variations of  speed;
if  they  traveled in a straight line the smaller and faster  planets  would
soon  leave the more ponderous and slow-moving behind,  but as they move  in
circles,  they pass a given point of observation again and again.  WERE THAT
POINT  STATIONARY this constant forward motion of the planets in  their  re-
spective  orbits  would  be  apparent  to  all observers;  but  this  is the

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trouble; THERE IS NO STATIONARY POINT; every particle, from Jupiter, the gi-
ant of our solar system,  to the smallest particle of "star dust"  is in in-
cessant  motion  around a common center, and therefore at times  one  planet
moves almost transversely to the path of another moving body and IT  APPEARS
FOR A TIME AS IF IT STOOD STILL in its orbit.   Astronomers say that such  a
planet is "STATIONARY."   At other times this oblique motion of the planets,
relative to the earth's position in its orbit, makes them SEEM TO MOVE BACK-
WARD in the zodiac, and this we call "RETROGRADATION."   In the ephemeris we
find a capital "R"  in line with the day when any planet commences seemingly
to  recede,  and this retrogradation goes on until we find the  capital  "D"
which indicates that a direct forward motion of the planet is again  observ-
able.

Though  this backward motion of a planet is only SEEMING,  it has a  very
real effect with respect to the influence which it exerts, for, as taught in
Lesson No. 2 (which please see), it is the ANGLE of the ray which determines
the influence of a planet.   The planets are foci which transmit and  inten-
sify the properties of certain FIXED STARS so that they affect us in a  much
greater degree than when not thus focused upon the point of observation--the
birthplace.

Let us now suppose that at the time when a child is born we look at  Sat-
urn,  and beyond him, right along our line of observation,  we see the fixed
star ANTARES which is in about 8 degrees of Sagittarius;  the child is  then
getting  a tendency to eye trouble that is sufficiently severe even  if  the
planet is traveling "direct" in its orbit as is generally the case, for then
Antares gradually goes out of focus,  and Saturn will not return to the con-
junction  until  it has completed its circle journey around the  Sun  (which
takes about 29 years.)  If, on the other hand, we find that on the day after
birth Saturn has retrograded somewhat, and still more than the next day, and
so  on for a week or two,  then that also brings Antares out of  focus,  but
THERE IS THIS IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE,  that instead of taking 29 years to form
the next conjunction Saturn may become "direct" and form the second conjunc-
tion with Antares in a few weeks after birth, and this repeated evil ray may
aggravate  the natal defect to such an extent that the child becomes  blind.
Therefore we reiterate that WHILE THE RETROGRADE MOTION OF A PLANET IS  ONLY
SEEMING, ITS INFLUENCE ON HUMAN AFFAIRS IS VERY, VERY REAL.

Continuing our listing of the planets, we find that:

Uranus is in Aquarius.............................    1.32 R
Saturn is in Gemini...............................    1.34
Jupiter is in Sagittarius.........................    5.42 R

Mars moves usually about 35 minutes of space in 24 hours,  or 1 1/2  min-
utes per hour;  this is really too small an item to rectify by the logarith-
mic  method,  therefore we generally figure Mars by proportion as taught  in
the last lesson.   On July 22,  as seen from the ephemeris,  he was in Virgo
3.20.   On July 23 he was in Virgo 3.57,  so he has only moved 37 minutes on
the G.M.T.  day or 1 1/2 minutes per hour.   As the interval is 1 hour and 4
minutes,  we subtract 2 minutes from the position given on noon nearest  the
G.M.T.,  July 23, namely Virgo 3.57.  Thus we obtain Virgo 3.55 as the place
of Mars in the horoscope.

In  calculating  the place of Venus, we will again  use  the  logarithmic
method, and proceed according to Rule 1.

Venus' Longitude on July 23.......................    Leo 5.03
Venus' Longitude on July 22.......................    Leo 3.49
--------
Venus' motion on G.M.T. day.......................        1.14

We  turn to our table of logarithms as taught previously,  and  find  the
logarithm of Venus'  motion,  1 degree and 14 minutes, to be 1.2891,  and we
add this to the logarithm of Interval as required by Rule 2.

Logarithm of Venus' motion........................    1.2891
Logarithm of Interval.............................    1.3522
------
Logarithm of Correction...........................    2.6413

We  again  search  the  table of logarithms to  find  the  value  of  the
logarithm of correction,  or the nearest thereto.  This is found in the col-
umn marked 0 at the top,  and in line with the figure 3 in the minute column
(2.6812) and thus the increment of correction is 0 degrees and 3 minutes.

Rule 3 bids us subtract the increment of correction from Venus' position
on nearest G.M.T., which is July 23.

Venus' Longitude July 23..........................    Leo 5.03
Increment of correction...........................        0.03
--------
Venus' place in horoscope.........................    Leo 5.00

Mercury  alone remains to be calculated, and a calculation blank will  be
enclosed with this lesson.   On that we shall expect you to make the  proper
corrections for Mercury.   Please use a soft pencil so that you may be  able
to erase mistakes.

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ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 9:

In  the  first 5 lessons you learned how to find the Sidereal Time  of  a
birth and to place the proper sign and degree of the zodiac upon each of the
twelve houses.   The last 3 lessons have been devoted to calculation of  the
planets'  places in the zodiac,  and now the time has come to enter them  in
the  horoscope.   When they have been entered in their  proper  houses,  the
horoscope is complete.   This will, therefore, be the subject of our present
lesson.

Two  points should be particularly borne in mind when the student is  en-
tering  planets in the horoscope.   Planets near the third,  fourth,  fifth,
ninth,  tenth, and eleventh cusps should be written up and down,  as Saturn,
Jupiter,  and the Moon in the illustration contained in this lesson,  for by
that  method the place of every planet is readable without the necessity  of
turning and twisting the horoscope when reading.  Be sure, also, to write as
neatly  and legibly as possible,  and where there are several planets  in  a
sign, cluster them closely together with their zodiacal sign on the cusp, so
that  there may be no mistake on that score.   It is twice as  difficult  to
read  a  horoscope which is made out in a slovenly manner--where on  has  to
turn and twist to read the planetary degrees and watch the cusps to see  un-
der  what sign planets placed in the middle of a house belong--as  one  made
out neatly and correctly.   Such maneuvers distract attention from the read-
ing as much as if a book were printed so that it must be turned upside  down
to  read  every  other line.   No one would put up with  such  work  from  a
printer.   We demand a book legibly printed and readable from one  position,
and  the book of life,  the horoscope, ought to be as carefully written,  at
least,  as the common story,  which  we require the printer to make  legible
and clear.   Be sure to form the habit of neatness from the very  beginning.
Use a simple blank without unnecessary frills to distract attention, and you
have conquered half the difficulties of reading.

Before  entering planets in the horoscope,  it is wise to make a list  of
their  places,  beginning with those in the first degree of Aries,  if  any;
then those in the succeeding degrees of the same sign;  then the planets  in
the first degrees of Taurus;  then those in the following degrees and so  on
through all the signs, following the circle of the Zodiac.  This method, ap-
plied to the planets of our example horoscope gives the following list:

Sign                     Planet                Deg.  Min.
Aries.
Taurus.

Gemini...................  Saturn............   1.    34.
Cancer...................  Neptune...........  23.    47.
Leo......................  The Sun...........   0.    10.
Leo......................  Venus.............   5.    00.
Leo......................  Mercury...........  27.     9.
Virgo....................  Mars..............   3.    56.
Libra.
Scorpio..................  The Moon..........  26.    33.
Sagittarius..............  Jupiter...........   5.    42.R
Capricorn.
Aquarius.................  Uranus............   1.    32.R
Pisces

The advantage of making a list of the planets and grouping them in  order
of sign and degree before entering them in the horoscope,  lies in the  fact
that  if  the planets are clustered in any part of the horoscope,  the  list
shows it, and we may economize space intelligently when writing them so that
the neatness and clearness are retained even when several planets have to be
crowded  into a small space.   In the foregoing list,  for  instance,  three
planets are in Leo,  and the 13th degree of Leo is on the Ascendant,  conse-
quently, the Sun and Venus, which are in 0 and 5 degrees, respectively,  are
written above the Ascendant,  and Mercury below;  for the signs and  degrees
rotate in the same direction as the houses.  When Leo is on the first house,
the next sign, Virgo, is usually on the next house (the second); Libra,  the
third sign from Leo, on the third house, and so on.

As it is our policy to group the planets close to the zodiacal sign which
contains them at the time of birth, we write Mercury directly below the  As-
cendant.   Comparing the longitude of the Sun (0 degrees) and Venus  (5  de-
grees) with the longitude of the Ascendant (13 degrees),  it is evident that
Venus is nearest the Ascendant.  We therefore write Venus directly above the
Ascendant,  and the Sun close to Venus, as it is done in  our  illustration.
Thus written,  they are properly grouped in the order of their degrees:   0,
5, 13, 27; Sun, Venus, Ascendant, Mercury.  It is very important to?  always
have  them placed right,  for if we had placed Mercury above the  Ascendant,
the Sun and Venus below,  we should also read the horoscope wrong.   Mercury
would then be in the 12th house and mean something very different from  what
he  signifies in the first house.   In the latter Mercury gives facility  of
expression  and brightens and intellect,  but in the 12th he is in  bondage,
and cannot give out knowledge.   There is a strain of melancholy in the mind
when Mercury is in the 12th,  whereas placed in the first house,  he imparts
cheerfulness to the disposition.

Thus it is evident that if we try to read the character of a  person from

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a  horoscope where the planets are not properly inserted,  we shall  make  a
miserable  failure.   The student is,  therefore,  again warned to spare  no
pains  to place the planets correctly on the right side of their  respective
cusps.

BIRTH CHART--JULY 23, 1912--6 AM--NEW YORK

MIDHEAVEN: Taurus 3    SUN: Leo 0:10           SATURN: Gemini 1:34
11TH HOUSE: Gemini 9   MOON: Scorpio 26:33     URANUS: Aquarius 1:32R
12TH HOUSE: Cancer 14  MERCURY: Leo 27:09      NEPTUNE: Cancer 23:47
ASCENDANT: Leo 13:31   VENUS: Leo 5:00
2ND HOUSE: Pisces 5    MARS: Virgo 3:57
3RD HOUSE: Libra 1     JUPITER: Sagitt. 5:42R

A good method is to start from Aries in the horoscope, insert the planets
listed under Aries,  if any,  then take Taurus, and so on.   We shall follow
that method in our illustration.

Aries 1 is on the 9th cusp,  but there are no planets in Aries  according
to our list; so the 9th house is empty.

Taurus 3 is on the 10th cusp,  but no planets appear under Taurus on  our
list.

Gemini 9 is on the 11th cusp; that means that the first 9 degrees of that
sign  are in the 10th house,  and the remaining degrees from 9 to 30 are  in
the 11th house.  Planets in the degrees from 1 to 9 must therefore be placed
in the 10th house, and planets in the higher degrees, in the 11th house.  In
our list Saturn is in Gemini,  1 degree 34 min., so we write him in the 10th
house, close to the 11th cusp, to show that he belongs under Gemini.  Please
note again how he is written in our illustration;  UP AND DOWN,  so that  we
may read without turning the horoscope.

Cancer 14 is on the 12th cusp,  thus the first 14 degrees are in the 11th
house and the degrees from 14 to 30 are in the 12th house.   In our list  we
see that Neptune is in Cancer 23 degrees, and accordingly we write it in the
12th house, close to the 12th cusp to show that it is in Cancer.

The planets in Leo we have already dealt with,  so we note next that  the
fifth degree of Virgo is on the cusp of the second house; thus 5 degrees are
in the first house, and Mars, which is in 3 degrees of Virgo,  must be writ-
ten above the cusp as shown in our diagram.

The  first degree of Libra is on the cusp of the third house,  and  if  a
planet were in 0 degrees, 59 min. of Libra, it should be written in the sec-
ond house, but all degrees from 1 to 30 are in the third house,  and planets
in  those degrees would be placed in the third house.   None appear  in  our
list, however, so we proceed to the next.

The third degree of Scorpio is on the fourth cusp,  and all planets in  a
higher  degree are therefore placed in the 4th house.   Our list shows  that
the  Moon is in 26 degrees of Scorpio,  so we take care to write it  UP  AND
DOWN, close to the 4th cusp as illustrated in our diagram.

The  ninth  degree of Sagittarius is on the cusp of the  5th  house,  and
planets  in one of the first nine degrees must therefore be written  in  the
4th house.   Jupiter appears listed in 5 degrees,  and we consequently write
him in the 4th house, but close to the 5th cusp, to show that he belongs un-
der Sagittarius.  We also take care to write him up and down, and above all,
THE CAPITAL R, denoting that he is RETROGRADE, must also be written as shown
in the illustration.

The 14th degree of Capricorn is on the cusp of the 6th house,  so planets
in the first 14 degrees would be in the 5th house,  and planets in the  last
16  degrees would be in the 6th house; but as our list shows no  planets  in
Capricorn, we pass on.

The 13th degree of Aquarius is on the cusp of the 7th house;  planets  in
lower degrees must therefore be written in the 6th house,  and as Uranus  is
in  one degree we place him there just below the 7th cusp,  to show that  he
belongs under Aquarius.  A capital R is written there also.

There being no planets in Pisces,  our horoscope is now complete,  and if
you have grasped what has been taught up to the present time,  you should be
able to erect the horoscopical figure for any birth.

Practice will make you proficient,  and after a while you will be able to
erect  such  a simple figure in 10 or 15 minutes,  without all  the  circum-
stances necessary when learning; but in order to be sure that you understand
thoroughly,  we will erect another horoscope by easy stages while proceeding
to learn the aspects.

Please  find the Sidereal Time at birth for a child born on August  10th,
1912,  at 4 P.M.,  Standard Time in New York.   Make your calculation on the
back of enclosed horoscope blank,  and write the proper signs and degrees on
the cusps of the houses, but do not start to calculate the planets.

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ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 10:

CARDINAL SIGNS:

Having learned to "CAST"  a horoscope, our next concern is to "READ"  its
message.   In a systematic course on reading, the first step is to familiar-
ize oneself with the intrinsic nature of the signs, house, planets,  and the
aspects.   This will form the subject of the present and several future les-
sons.   The student is expected to thoroughly MEMORIZE our  different  clas-
sifications,  for when reading the horoscope there is no time to  look  them
up,  any  more than we would refer to the alphabet for name and sound  of  a
letter when reading a book.  The alphabet must be memorized to such a degree
of  proficiency that there is no tax on the consciousness when reading,  for
this  is  the  basis of the art of reading;  and the nature  of  the  signs,
houses,  planets, and aspects which are the alphabet of the heavens, must be
mastered  as fully and completely before it is possible to read  the  mystic
message, the scroll of life, which we call the horoscope.

Destiny  may  be divided into three kinds.  In one kind we sow  and  reap
from day to day,  or from year to year with little delay between the  action
and its reaction,  and with the thread of fate clearly linking cause and ef-
fect.  Liabilities incurred and liquidated under this "pay as you go" system
of fate are particularly indicated by planets in CARDINAL SIGNS AND  ANGLES.
The cardinal signs are ARIES, CANCER, LIBRA and CAPRICORN.   These signs are
called "cardinal,"  because when the Sun is in any one of them he is in  one
of the four corners of the heavens;  at a turning point,  where he is forced
to take another direction.  In Aries he is as far EAST as he can go.  Cancer
is the tropical point of the NORTH where he gives the most PERPENDICULAR RAY
at the summer solstice,  and consequently the greatest HEAT.   Libra is  the
extreme  WESTERN  point of his path where he turns away  from  the  Northern
Hemisphere.

In  midwinter,  at Christmas,  he is in Capricorn at the  farthest  point
SOUTH,  where his HORIZONTAL RAY leaves the people of the North in  winter's
icy grip.  The nature of the "angles," and the effect of the 1st,  4th,  7th
and  10th  houses,  is similar to the effect of the cardinal  signs  because
these  houses are at the east,  north, west,  and south points of the  horo-
scope.   The nature ad effect of cardinal signs and angels may be summed  up
in the words,  "action"  and "initiative"  though each acts differently from
the others.   Planets placed in cardinal signs and angles give zest to  life
according to the nature of the particular planet,  sign and angle.   For in-
stance,  the intrinsic nature of the Sun is "life";  the cardinal sign Aries
is aggressive, forceful and "SELF-ASSERTIVE."  Therefore, when the Sun is in
Aries in the spring,  nature bubbles over with life;  there is such a super-
abundance  of vital force that all creation is impelled to procreate  itself
in  order  to use the surplus.   In the human horoscope the  solar  life  is
similarly intensified when expressed through the cardinal sign Aries or when
it  is in the eastern angle (the first house),  which corresponds to  Aries.
This  position  makes for greater vitality,  so great in fact that  it  fre-
quently runs a much,  overheats the blood,  and sends it racing through  the
veins.   Therefore we find people with the Sun in Aries,  subject to fevers,
but  it  is  also a fact,  not generally known to  physicals,  that  in  the
Sun-in-Aries people the temperature may rise far above the ordinary  extreme
danger point, remain there for hours, burn every hair of the patient's head,
and yet produce no fatality,  because the spark of life is too strong to  be
extinguished even when it has burned the body to a cinder.

While  ARIES  gives "self-esteem,"  CAPRICORN, or the  10th  house,  (the
southern angle), which corresponds to Capricorn, brings "SOCIAL HONOR," that
is to say,  the esteem of others,  and good planets in Capricorn or the 10th
house  will certainly bring preferment.   Take, as usual,  the keyword of  a
planet, combine it with the keyword of the sign and you have the interpreta-
tion.   For instance, the keyword of the Sun is life,  of Capricorn,  social
honor.   Therefore  the Sun in Capricorn or the 10th house  will  promote  a
lively  social esteem for one with that configuration,  and as a  matter  of
fact,  people who rise to high and responsible positions generally have  the
Sun so placed and well aspected, for aspects have to be taken into consider-
ation also in judgment,  but one thing at a time.   The keyword of SATURN is
"OBSTRUCTION," of Capricorn "social honor," of Aries "self-esteem."  If Sat-
urn is in Aries he will tend to obstruct self-esteem, crush the spirit,  and
make a man timid and shrinking.   If Saturn is afflicted in Capricorn or the
10th house,  the man may strive to rise, but obstructions will pile mountain
high to bar his way to social honor.  If he persists and does attain,  down-
fall awaits him anyway.  Napoleon is said to have had this configuration.

As Capricorn or the 10th house, gives our status in the world,  the human
family, so the opposite cardinal sign, CANCER, or its correspondent, the 4th
house,  (the northern angle), determines our "HOME LIFE."   Take a horoscope
with Venus there,  another with Mars, and a third with Saturn.   What is the
meaning of the stellar script in each?  Again the keywords afford easy read-
ing, for Venus is "COALITION," the force that binds and attracts and smooths
out   all  unpleasantness.   When  she  is  in  Cancer  or  the  4th  house,

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love  will brighten the hearth and house.  There may be a hard  battle  with
the world,  but peace will reign by the fireside.  Mars is "DYNAMIC ENERGY";
he  rides  roughshod over everything and everybody.   In Cancer or  the  4th
house he is a tartar,  and tyrant in the home, and it is strange how dual we
may be,  for the man who is such a bear at home,  may have Venus in the west
and be an angel in public.  Nor should we call him a hypocrite; it is simply
that  in one department of life he feels the influence of the  martial  ray,
and  the Venusian dominates another.   It should excite our compassion,  and
show  the way to overcome by knowledge,  if we can reach and teach  him  the
stellar science.   The keynote of Saturn is obstruction,  and it is easy  to
see what he would do in Cancer, or the 4th house.

FAUST, though most of us think of it as written by Goethe, is not a human
creation.  The plot is found in one of the ancient myths and though our mod-
ern  stage rendering makes it seem only the story of an ordinary  seduction,
the myth itself, and even Goethe's rendering brings out much of the esoteric
truth.  Among other pearls is Satan's description of himself.  When asked by
Faust, "Who art thou?" he says:

"The spirit of negation,
The power that still
Works for good
Though scheming ill."

That fits Saturn.  I know that all in God's world work for ultimate GOOD.
and  that  physical resistance develops physical muscle-that  spiritual  ob-
struction is necessary to grind away the rough edges from the soul and  pol-
ish it to diamond brightness.

Saturn  is chief of the lapidaries.   Knowing that he hurts to  help,  we
must try to be patient.  When even the stone in being ground gives sounds of
seeming  suffering,  who shall blame us if we wail at time when the hand  of
Saturn  is heavy or applied in a particularly sensitive place?   Although  I
thank him for benefit received from chastisements, and recognize the benefit
of  his restraining influence at times when he makes me feel like a  dog  on
the leash, I cannot help thinking of him as a cold, clammy hand of huge pro-
portions,  ready to wet blanket all ambition, self-assertion, and other mar-
tial characteristics.  "The spirit of negation"--no bit ever fretted a spir-
ited horse as the curb of Saturn, which says:  "DON'T,  DON'T,  DON'T,"  can
fret and worry a martial spirit bubbling over with energy and ambition,  and
AS A PLANET IS ALWAYS MOST EVIL, SO-CALLED, IN THE SIGN WHERE IT IS WEAKEST,
Saturn  in Cancer or the 4th house is particularly severe.   Children  whose
parents have Saturn in Cancer or the 4th house may or may not be kicked  and
cuffed physically;  that depends upon other factors.   But there Saturn  has
them cornered; they are helpless children, they cannot run away from the pa-
rental home, no matter how they feel, and the saturnine DON'T, DON'T,  DON'T
will wet-blanket their spirits,  quench their ambition,  and make it a thou-
sand times more difficult for them to fight the battle of life.  Oh! that we
could realize our wrong when we unthinkingly betray the trust of the  little
ones  who come to us for protection and a home till they are able  to  fight
their own battle in the world.   If we could only see how the saturnine  ray
in  the home hampers our mate,  and how much better it would be for him,  or
her,  if we would cease to restrain and throw cold water,  if we would  give
encouragement instead of always having DON'T on the tip of the tongue.

Aries  being the fountain had of egoism (the force which aims  to  center
everything  on the individual regardless of all others),  it  is  reasonable
that the opposite sign must have the opposite qualities, and signify what we
share  with  others  or have in community with  others.   "PARTNERSHIP"  may
therefore  be  said to be the keyword of LIBRA,  its  corresponding  western
angle  (the 7th house).   As marriage is the most important  partnership  of
life,  capable  of making or marring it as no other relation can,  the  con-
figurations in this sign and angel are particularly vital in that respect.

The Sun is positive and masculine in its nature and signifies, therefore,
the marriage partner in the horoscope of a woman, and the negative, feminine
Moon indicates the partner for a man, that is generally speaking,  but plan-
ets  in Libra and the 7th house gives particular testimony in this  respect.
the Sun thus placed gives LIFE,  and zest here as elsewhere,  regardless  of
sex.   Saturn obstructs successful intercourse with our fellows;  Mars gives
dynamic energy,  makes us aggressive;  we down our rivals though we may also
ruin ourselves by so doing.

You  have now the method and must learn to apply it so that you may  read
the stellar scrip as you read a book.  There is no time like the present, so
I will give you a problem which you must answer without looking up any books
other than the letters and lessons furnished in this course.

The  keyword of Jupiter is "BENEVOLENCE."  Do you know the "jovial"  fel-
low,  with the big heart an the broad smile,  who shakes your hand till  the
ligaments  of your arm are almost sprained?   He is "hail fellow  well  met"
with  everybody,  always ready to give anything or anybody a boost and never

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gets angry on his own account,  but may be moved to righteous indignation by
the wrongs of others.   Yet even though he is terrible in his wrath,  he  is
never cruel to the aggressor or oppressor,  but shown mercy and kindness  as
soon as the foe is vanquished.   Do you know him?   He is a scarce  breeding
absolute purity, but is Jupiter personified.

Now,  tell what you think the effect would be of Jupiter in each  of  the
four cardinal signs,  their corresponding angel and house?  I want four nice
short paragraphs,  one for each sign.   Put as much time as you can spare on
making each description as full as consistent with brevity.   The astrologer
should  not obscure his meaning with many words.   Try to be both clear  and
concise.

ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 11:

THE FIXED SIGNS:

While  the nature of the Cardinal signs is such that their rays stir  our
latent forces into ACTION, and promote change, the most prominent quality of
the  Fixed signs is STABILITY.   But the student must beware of  confounding
stability  and inertia.   The action impelled by the rays of Cardinal  signs
may be changed into other channels with considerable facility; all they want
is expression; the direction in which they express themselves is a secondary
consideration.   Not so with the Fixed signs.   When their rays impel to ac-
tion  in a certain direction it is next to impossible to stay the  force  or
change it.  On the other hand, if they deny expression in certain lines, the
obstruction  is almost insurmountable.   When Fixed signs are on the  angles
(the first,  fourth,  seventh, and tenth houses), they exert a well nigh ir-
resistible force,  impelling the individual along a certain line.  He may be
slow  and plodding but is sure to be PERSISTENT in whatever  he  undertakes,
and whatever talent he may possess in a certain direction will be  exploited
to its fullest extent.   Setbacks which would take the courage from a person
with Cardinal signs, do not daunt the man with Fixed signs on the angles; he
knows  no  defeat,  and therefore he usually gains his goal in the  end  and
achieves success by concentration upon one point, and persistence in follow-
ing his chosen path.   On the other hand such people are conservative to the
last degree.  They may see and desire improvements in various lines, but are
exceedingly slow to adopt measures to accomplish the desired end; they never
do  so  until thoroughly satisfied that a certain method will meet  the  re-
quirements.  In other words, people with Fixed signs on the angles "look be-
fore they leap," they look a long time and very, very carefully,  but on the
other  hand,  when they have once been won over to a certain cause they  are
faithful unto death, an no more ardent advocates can be found; their zeal is
almost fanatical.   On the whole,  people with Fixed signs may be said to be
the  MOST  RELIABLE PEOPLE in the world, either for good or bad.   When  the
rays from the Fixed signs come through so-called "good"  planets and at  fa-
vorable angles called "good"  aspects,  we have a man whose integrity is  as
impregnable as the Rock of Gilbraltar,  who could not be bribed with all the
gold or power in the world to wander one single inch from what, according to
his  light is the path of strictest rectitude;  who would consider life,  or
even love,  as nothing compared to this rectitude.   But the man whose  des-
tiny,  self-made  in  former lives,  has attracted  the  fixed  ray  through
so-called "evil"  planets and at angles called "evil"  aspects,  has  walled
himself  in with limitations of such a nature tat his entire vie of life  is
askew;  therefore he is out of harmony with his fellow beings.   Shunned  by
them  he  becomes a recluse or an outcast;  hatred and revenge burn  in  his
breast.  He may become what we call a criminal, because we do not understand
how heavy his lead is,  that he is a young soul unable to bear the burden of
life  with fortitude equal to our own.  If we could only have compassion  to
see and understand his limitations as revealed by the horoscope,  perhaps we
should be able to feel pity instead of repugnance.   If every judge were  an
astrologer,  and  every court clerk were required to cast the  horoscope  of
each  prisoner  arraigned so that the judge might see into the  soul  before
judging  we  should have more loving kindness shown those  unfortunates  and
love would soon conquer where harshness fails.  Such a reform will come in a
not  too  far-away  future,  and  though  people of the "fixed" kind we have

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described will be the most difficult to win over,  they will never  backside
once the task of conversion has been accomplished.

The  last  expression  brings to mind the narrow  sectarian  fanatic  who
thinks everybody is going to hell who does not share his belief,  who is  as
zealous  in his efforts to convert all with whom he comes in contact  as  in
denouncing  those who do not respond to his well meant efforts.   He is  an-
other variety of these FIXED people  The student has now the description  of
the  general  salient  characteristic imparted by the rays  from  the  Fixed
signs,  and  may easily detect their action in any horoscope,  when  focused
through the various planets.

The Fixed signs are TAURUS,  LEO, SCORPIO AND AQUARIUS.   In addition  to
the common characteristic,  STABILITY,  each sign has its own keyboard which
describes its particular effect, and as the general quality,  stability,  is
intensified when Fixed signs are on the angles,  so also the individual  na-
ture  and  effect  of each sign is more  prominently  observable  when  thus
placed.

In the Cardinal sign, Aries, the exaltation of the Sun fosters individual
LIFE,  and the DYNAMIC ENERGY of the ruler, Mars, engenders EGOISM,  so that
the  dominant forces of this sign create the individual SELF,  the  separate
PERSONALITY,  which is prepared by the Aries forces to fight its way in life
alone  and unaided;  but the forces of the sign Taurus tend to  produce  the
FAMILY, that is to say, an aggregation of individuals bound by ties of blood
and of love.  Therefore the Moon is exalted in Taurus; her keyword is FECUN-
DATION.   Through her the generative forces accomplish multiplication of the
individual, and Venus, the ruler of Taurus, is the vehicle of COALITION, the
force  which  binds parents and offspring in o the integral whole  which  we
call the family.

When mankind was in its infancy Jehovah and his angelic hot from the Moon
together  with the Lords of Venus focused the Taurian ray upon our race  and
welded all into one vast harmonious family obedient to their masters' wills.
The Martial Lucifer spirits first started human emancipation from superhuman
rule through the side of the Arian ray which is designated "the goat" in the
Bible.   Later came the "true light," the Sun Spirit Christ,  who  expresses
the Arian ray in so gentle a manner that He is called "the Lamb."   But also
He  exalts  the individual rulers and exaltation rulers of these  two  signs
have  aided  human evolution and the past history of man is written  in  the
stars so plainly that the seeing eye may decipher its pages most readily and
also  the pages of the future now in the making,  for,  "coming events  cast
their shadows before."   It is marvelous,  nevertheless how THE  ROSICRUCIAN
COSMO-CONCEPTION  dovetails  with the esoteric side of Astrology and  how  a
knowledge  of this science reveals depths of the Rosicrucian  teachings  not
otherwise accessible.

Taurus  rules the tongue;  its keyword being HARMONY,  and that of  Venus
COALITION,  it is plain that Venus in Taurus would designate the soft-spoken
peacemaker,  but  Mars in Taurus destroys harmony by incessant talk,  as  an
agitator  or  demagogue.   Saturn's keyword being OBSTRUCTION,  would  cause
halting speech,  loss of voice,  or would make a pessimist.   Many musicians
have the Sun, Venus or Jupiter in Taurus.

From  the symbolic Garden of Eden where Adam dwelt under the Taurian  ray
in harmony and peace, while obedient to Jehovah, he was driven into the wil-
derness of the world under the ray of Scorpio which is ruled by the  Lucifer
spirits of Mars.  According to their advice he "knew" his wife.  Scorpio has
dominion over the sex organs, and as the 8th house is the house of death, so
Scorpio,  being the 8th sign has in its ray the deadly sting of the serpent;
therefore,  death is the lot of all who are born from sex, and pain and sor-
row is their portion in life.   Instead of HARMONY which prevailed under the
Taurian regime,  DISCORD,  is the keyword under Scorpio; "man is of few days
and full of trouble,"  and will thus remain till he finds the way of  regen-
eration foreshadowed under the other signs.

When the DYNAMIC ENERGY of Mars conveys the ray of Scorpio,  man  becomes
indifferent  to the DISCORDANT cry of pain from his fellow beings.   He  can
calmly cut a person to pieces in a surgical operation or slay him in battle;
he  can  look  without remorse into the eloquently  pleading  eyes  of  dumb
animals which he tortures on the vivisection table.   Fearless to the  point
of folly,  indifferent to danger, he makes an excellent soldier,  but a poor
general.

If the ray of Scorpio,  which rules generation,  is focused through Venus
the planet of COALITION, we may expect DISCORD through the opposite sex, due
to  overindulgence of the passions.  Saturn would OBSTRUCT  intercourse  and
accentuate  DISCORD of Scorpio in that direction.   In a similar manner  the
keyword  of  other  planets  will  give the solution to their effect in each
sign.

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I trust you will not underestimate what has been said of the cosmic  part
of Astrology affecting human evolution.  You may learn fortune telling with-
out that,  but we are studying the science of the soul; that was not created
at birth,  nor does it suffer death.   To understand Astrology you must know
God's  plan from eternity and realize that man is ever in a state of  becom-
ing.   Of the two Fixed signs we have considered,  Taurus and the Jehovistic
hierarchies  were factors in the creation of the human family.   The  fallen
angels under Lucifer, who rebelled against Jehovah, brought the ray of Scor-
pio to bear upon mankind to assist in their emancipation.   We shall see  in
the next lesson,  that the Sun being the octave of the Moon and ruler of the
second Fixed sign,  Leo,  and Uranus,  ruler of Aquarius being the octave of
Venus,  these signs,  Leo,  and Aquarius,  radiate AFFECTION  and  ALTRUISM.
Through them lies the path of salvation from sin, sorrow, and suffering.

In the meantime,  please tell me what effect you think the Moon will have
in  Taurus and Scorpio,  and also the effect of Jupiter in these  signs.   I
want four short paragraphs.

ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 12:

THE FIXED SIGNS:

PART II:

The word "LOVE"  has been used so often to designate that which is really
passion that we therefore avoid use of the term wherever possible, and shall
use the keyword AFFECTION to express the most salient characteristics of the
sign LEO which is ruled by the life-giving Sun.  Fraternal, filial,  and pa-
rental feelings generated under the Taurian ray are cold compared to the ar-
dent affection radiated through the fifth sign, Leo,  the sign which has do-
minion over the heart.

It  has  been  well said that "of the fullness of the  heart,  the  mouth
overfloweth,"  and the terrestrial counterpart of the fifth sign,  the fifth
house,  rules the avenues through which we express the things we love.   Our
pleasures,  avocation,  courtships,  and the children we  bear  beneath  our
hearts,  figuratively or actually,  are therefore designated by this  house.
Please note carefully, however, that the ABILITY to write, teach, paint,  or
do anything else depends upon other factors,  but from the fifth house,  the
sign which occupies it and the planets posited therein come the love and en-
thusiasm  which impel expression along various lines according to  the  sign
and  planets found there at the time of birth.   The love of a father and  a
mother  for a certain child may be equal, but if the fifth house of the  fa-
ther  is well fortified and thus gives him the faculty of expression,  while
afflictions  of the fifth house of the mother deny her the ability to  voice
her love,  the child will grow up in the belief that its mother loves it not
a  whit.   The misunderstood mother may then grieve and break her  heart  in
consequence.   Should the child learn Astrology, it would be able to see the
hidden  reason  for the seeming coldness of the parent;  compassion  in  the
child  would  draw  from the mother the secret of her love,  both  would  be
richer  and the child by such use of the science of Astrology would  lay  up
much treasure in heaven.   Take another suppositious case,  of two young men
in love with the same girl.  We look to the Sun, as the significator of MEN-
TAL  AFFINITY  because it is the particular expression of God in  our  solar
system.   Mars and Venus, being the planets of passion and the brand of love
associated  with  personality  (not  the love of soul  for  soul,  which  is
Uranian),  signify  MORAL AFFINITY,  and the Moon and  Ascendant  show  what
PHYSICAL harmony exists between people intending marriage.   Let us now sup-
pose  one  of these young men to be mentally and morally harmonious  to  the
lady, but not physically attuned, the further hampered by having Saturn, the
planet of obstruction in the fifth house.  He would then be unable to  plead
his cause,  no matter how deep his affection.   If the other young man  were
physically  in accord with the lady and if Venus were in his fifth house  at
birth,  he would be an eloquent and probably successful wooer, while the de-
nial of expression caused by Saturn in the case of his rival might break the
latter's  heart.   Later the lack of mental and moral affinity  between  the
successful lover and the lady is sure to manifest to the sorrow of both; had
all known the science of Astrology and been guided by their knowledge, these
heartaches might have been avoided.

As  already said:   Venus in the fifth sign or house facilitates the  EX-
PRESSION of love and thus makes the ardent and affectionate wooer,  but when
the  dynamic energy of Mars is poured forth from this angle it produces  the

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fierce, masterful lover who claims the affection of others as a right.   The
wandering  Moon is the vehicle of fecundation;  in Leo she makes  the  heart
fickle and fond of flitting from flower to flower.   From each she sucks the
sweets and leaves it barren.   The keyword of Mercury is Reason,  and as the
ways of the heart are beyond reason ad incapable of intellectual elucidation
or  analysis,  Mercury in Leo makes the libertine and cynic who  plays  with
hearts as with marbles.   Saturn in Leo or the fifth house obstructs expres-
sion of affection,  no matter how deep and sincere the feeling,  and thus it
causes much suffering in consequence.

Sagittarius  is pictured upon the vault of heaven as a centaur (half  man
and half horse), in the act of shooting an arrow from a drawn bow.  Jupiter,
the ruler,  partakes of the dual nature expressed by the sign.  In his high-
est phase he is idealistic in the extreme.  He aims the bow of aspiration so
high that few,  if any, measure up to his standard.  Therefore,  when Leo or
the fifth house,  he not infrequently misses the real,  while vainly seeking
the  ideal  of his affection,  but if his search is successful there  is  an
ideal union, a marriage truly "made in heaven."  The lower nature of Jupiter
accentuates the animalistic phase of Sagittarius, and when that is expressed
through  the  sign Leo or the 5th house the ideals expressed by  the  higher
phase  are forgotten,  the man goes to the other extreme and becomes  a  de-
praved beast.   Therefore Jupiter in Leo afflicted is worse than any of  the
so-called  malefic planets;  its evil influence is perhaps most  nearly  ap-
proached by Venus when similarly placed, for both tend then to indulgence of
the vilest nature.

As Leo and the fifth house signify the things we LOVE TO SHARE WITH  OTH-
ERS,  this also applies to knowledge,  and therefore the fifth sign and  the
fifth house signify the ability to teach.   People with Jupiter there,  well
fortified, have high ideals and are born teachers of law, philosophy and hu-
manitarian principles.   Knowledge of these subjects may be acquired without
having Jupiter in Leo or the fifth house,  but there is a difference between
having the knowledge and the ability to impart it to others; this faculty is
given  or  denied  by  the fifth house and the  planets  therein  or  rulers
thereof.   These also indicate the nature of the subjects, if any,  a person
is best fitted to teach.

The keyword of Saturn being Obstruction he naturally seeks to squelch am-
bition  to teach when in the fifth sign,  Leo or the fifth house.   We  know
people with that affliction having deep and thorough knowledge of vital  in-
terest  to  humanity,  one shrinks from the duty  and  limits  herself;  one
ensouled  by a deep desire to impart his knowledge to others becomes ill  at
every attempt.   Leo rules the spinal cord and Saturn in Leo draws this poor
man's  nerves into knots,  as it were,  thus literally  choking  expression.
Hard as it may be for such people to overcome the limitation,  there is  one
certainty,  however,  that  if they do, they will  be  very  thorough,  par-
ticularly when instructing adults in deep subjects.  Mars,  Mercury,  or the
Moon  in Leo or the fifth house would make indifferent  teachers,  impatient
and superficial.

Leo and the fifth house are also concerned with PUBLICATIONS,  for  books
newspapers,  and periodicals are media through which authors share with  the
public whatever knowledge they have gained along specific lines.  Please ob-
serve,  Leo and the fifth house do not give the ability to write or  speak,;
that comes from Gemini.   Mercury and other factors,  but the fifth sign and
house  indicate our success in publishing our knowledge.   Some  people  are
able writers and speakers,  but Saturn in Leo of the fifth house,  or a sign
ruled by Saturn on the fifth house obstructs access to publicity,  and  many
splendid teachers and authors are never heard of outside the small circle of
friends on account of this limiting influence.  On the other hand, when Mer-
cury, Gemini, Leo and the fifth house are well fortified there is ability to
write and success in getting the ear of the world by publications.  You will
understand  that  my motive is not self-laudation when I cite  my  own  con-
figuration  as  illustration of this point.  I have Venus in  the  mercurial
sign  Gemini,  sextile  to Mercury (in Leo),  also  to  his  higher  octave,
Neptune.  The Sun, Moon, and Mercury are in Leo, the fifth sign, and Mercury
is also trine to Jupiter in the fifth house, occupied by the idealistic sign
Sagittarius.   Saturn in Libra,  the sign of his exaltation,  is sextile  to
Mercury  in  the fifth sign and Jupiter in the fifth house.   Thus  all  the
stellar  forces have combined to give me facility in writing and success  in
publishing.   You know the phenomenal growth of the  Rosicrucian  Fellowship
justifies  the augur of the stars,  and that they have told the truth.   But
this  brings up another point;  had anyone presumed to predict these  things
give  years  ago,  even  my friends and well-wishers might have doubted, for

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these  faculties were largely dormant then; it takes many years  to  acquire
the fundamental knowledge and experience in the school of life without which
any  writing sounds hollow.   Necessarily my innate ability did not show  on
the surface during that time,  yet the stars told the truth;  it was latent,
and at the proper time became manifest.   In this fact lies one of the  most
important lessons to be learned by the young astrologer.   It is this:   BE-
LIEVE IN THE STARS; whatever they say is absolutely reliable,  no matter how
much appearances may be to the contrary, no matter whether they show a fault
or a faculty;  if the stars say it is there you may depend that their testi-
mony is true regardless of whether the person knows it or not,  and in  this
very  fact we have one of the greatest opportunities for the  efficient  and
benevolent use of Astrology.  In the next lesson we shall take up this study
in connection with the fifth house, Leo and children.

In  Lesson No.  9,  I asked you to calculate the signs on the cusps of  a
horoscope for 4 P.M. Standard Time, August 10th, 1912, at New York.   Please
figure now the places of the planets, and insert them in the horoscope.

ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 13:

THE FIXED SIGNS:

PART III:

In addition to the departments of life mentioned as being governed by the
celestial sign  Leo  and  its  terrestrial  counterpart,  the  fifth  house,
Leo also rules our children in general but particularly the first-born.  The
reason  is readily apparent in view of what we have already said  about  the
ardent  love  of  Leo  and  the  pleasures  signified  by  the fifth  house,
for the very helplessness of those rays of sunlight from heaven,  the  chil-
dren,  constitutes an irresistable call upon our care,  for which we are re-
warded by joy unspeakable.   The fixed nature of the sign gives stability to
this emotion,  and the ardent affection of parents for their children gener-
ally endures while life lasts.

The  rays  from  the  Cardinal  sign  Libra  focus  the  master  passion,
the intense craving to possess another,  which causes men and women to  rush
into wedlock imagining that heaven has descended to earth and bliss  eternal
is theirs.   But when the Cardinal influence has spent itself, they are dis-
illusioned, alas, too often.  Then the union may be dissolved, and other at-
tempts at happiness through possession of another may be made; but until the
true   marriage   of   soul  to  soul  is   consummated,   the   scales   of
Libra will continue alternately to swing from sunshine to sorrow.

Thus  while the conjugal relationship contracted under the  Cardinal  ray
may be transient,  the relationship between parent and child generated under
the  fixed  ray  of  Leo  and  the  fifth  house  is indissoluble,;  it  en-
dures for life.

Judgment  concerning the question of children to be exact requires  study
of the horoscopes of both prospective parents,  as both are concerned in the
matter; but so closely are we connected with one another that by turning our
own  horoscope upside down so that our seventh house becomes the  first,  it
will  show the principal facts concerning our mate.   Held in this  position
our eleventh house will be his or her fifth,  and signify children.   There-
fore when we judge the question of children,  we consider both the fifth and
eleventh houses,  the signs on the cusps,  their rulers and planets in these
houses.

It  is  a  curious  fact  and  seemingly  an  anomaly  that  Leo and  its
opposite,   Aquarius,   on   the   fifth   house   deny   offspring   unless
the  Moon,  Venus, or Jupiter is there,  for these  planets  are  givers  of
children.   Still, when we remember the lofty form of affection generated by
the solar sign,  we readily realize that it can give little or no expression
to  the  lower  passions  and fosters only the  feeling  of  friendship,  of
comaradery.  Cancer,  on  the  other  hand,  is  highly  fertile,  being the
home of Luna,  the planet of fecundity.  When the fifth house is occupied by
this   sign  of  either  of  the  other  watery  signs  (Scorpio and Pisces)
the  parental  emotions  are powerfully stirred,  and many children  result.
As   said,   the   Moon,   Venus,  and  Jupiter  in  the  fifth  house  give
children;   but  Saturn,  Mars,  and  Neptune  deny offspring or cause their
death  to  our  sorrow,  particularly  if  aspected by square or opposition.
In ancient times when "nerves"  were unknown,  women went through  maternity
without trouble;  healthy children were born  in  the  field without doctor,
nurse,  or assistance from  anyone.   The mother did not cease work for more
than a few hours,  and yet infant mortality was  insignificant  compared  to
its proportions in modern times, when doctors  and nurses are called in  and
anaesthetics  and  antiseptics  are  used  to  aid  in  the  crises  of  ma-

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ternity.   Now  the  ordeal leaves the mother prostrate for week, and it may
make her an invalid for life or even terminate her life on the earth.

When a tuning fork is struck, other tuning forks within radius of its vi-
bratory  waves will sing in unison if of identical pitch.   When not so  at-
tuned,  they remain unresponsive and mute.   Each circling planet strikes  a
certain note in the song of the spheres,  and all on earth in accord  there-
with  respond automatically unless their wills restrain.   But when  mankind
was in its infancy,  it could not respond to the vibratory pitch of as  many
planets  as it can today;  therefore the ancient astrologers were  not  con-
cerned  with  several  planets  which are felt as  factors  of  fate  today.
Saturn, the planet of obstruction and concretion, was first felt as an agent
of coagulation; through his agency the discrete spirit-substance  was  crys-
tallized, and concrete matter came into existence as the  basis of  physical
form.  Next  the  vibratory  force  of  the  Sun  made  itself  felt as Life
to leaven the hardened earth;  then the lunar vibration made fecundation and
fertilization possible.  Mars  and Venus  next aroused the passional nature,
and material manifestation of animal man was accomplished.

The  early races born under these planetary vibrations knew none  of  the
finer  feeling found in more modern times;  they loved as the  tiger  loves,
passionately,  fiercely.  The males through each other for a mate as animals
fight;  the females fought for their young.   Even in mediaeval times  these
traits were observable.  The ray of  Mercury  commenced  at  an  early stage
to evoke reason in man.  Its vibrations have increased in intensity,  devel-
oping  the  intellect and sensitizing the nervous system.   Thus  the  finer
feelings have been developed, and man is now capable of responding in a mea-
sure  to  the  humanitarian  influences  carried  by  the  ray  of  Jupiter.
The  more advanced feel the Uranus vibrations,  and a still  smaller  number
sense the spiritual vibrations of Neptune.

But as the vibratory range of the nervous system increases and we  become
capable of enjoying pleasures undreamed of by savage man, so also is our ca-
pacity for suffering intensified.  A physical shock which scarcely registers
upon the consciousness of a savage may produce a complete collapse upon  the
part  of  a  high-strung nervous person.

Neptune  would  impart  a  nervous  system  too  delicate   for  ordinary
physical  use,  for  he  is  the  octave  of Mercury,  and therefore a child
born  under  such an influence would be "queer,"  sometimes  altogether  de-
mented.   St.  Vitus dance, which is inability to co-ordinate movements,  is
due to the hypersensitiveness  given  by   Neptune. Saturn  obstructs child-
birth  and  makes  it painful; the use of forceps  is  frequently necessary,
and the children are difficult to rear.  Mars  makes for operations, loss of
blood, and peurperal fever.

Christ said:  If I be lifted up, I will lift all the world unto me.  This
does not mean,  as is commonly supposed according to the materialistic  con-
ception,  that if He were lifted upon the cross He would save people.   Man,
the microcosm, follows very closely the development of the macrocosm.   When
the  earth was more dense in the ages we have just passed,  when the  Virgin
Spirits  were  at the nadir of their evolutionary career,  mankind  was  en-
crusted  to such an extent that they could not vibrate to the high pitch  of
the  planets which make for spirituality.  But as the Christ Spirit  working
in the earth leavens it with His vibrations, it is lifted out of its density
and becomes more and more ethereal, more and more attuned tot he great solar
heart  of   the   universe  working  through  the  sign  of  Leo.   As  this
takes place,  man, the microcosm, also learns to respond to the finer forces
in   nature;    the  ardent  affection  of  Leo   gradually   replaces   the
passionate   impulses   of  Mars,   and   the   warmth   of  the   spiritual
overcomes   the  cold   obstructivness  of  Saturn.   Thus  instead  of  the
present  method of conception in sin and suffering,  by degrees  there  will
come the imaculate conception,  of which we are beginning to get a  forecast
in the science of eugenics.

Great  measure  of time must pass ere we shall be able to  propagate  the
race  by a higher method than the one we have today.   But as the spirit  of
Christ  working  in the earth gains in power and potency,  the  fifth  sign,
Leo, will cease to correspond to the fifth house ruling children; the  sixth
house  and  Virgo  will  then  indicate  the  method  of purity and  service
whereby we shall perpetuate vehicles more etheric that those of the  present
time.  Therefore,  though  at  the  present  time  Leo  is  the  most impor-
tant   sign  of  the  zodiac,   in  the  future  the  purity  of  the   sign
Virgo  will  supersede  it  in  the  department of children;  and the ardent
affections  of  Leo  will  find  a  nobler  outlet through the opposite sign

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Aquarius of which we shall speak in the next lesson.

In the last lesson we requested you to finish setting up the horoscope on
which  we had been working previously.   Now please state what you think  is
the prospect of children for the person described therein,  judged from  the
fifth and eleventh houses.   Please state also what pleasures would most at-
tract him or her,  and what the innate love nature is.   All of these things
are  determined  by  Leo,  its  ruler,  the  sun,  and  by  the fifth house,
the sign on its cusp and planets therein.

ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 14:

THE FIXED SIGNS:

In  the  cosmic dawn when human physical form was in  a  very  elementary
stage,  and the angels worked to make it a more complete vehicle of  expres-
sion  for the Virgin Spirits which had left the heavenly Father  and  unity,
seeking concrete embodiment and separate existence, they turned the creative
force  from the generative organs ruled by SCORPIO into a new center,  which
became the larynx and is ruled by the sign opposite Scorpio,  TAURUS.   Then
the  purely animal instinct,  which impels every creature to perpetuate  its
kind, was partially diverted into a higher channel; intercourse was not lim-
ited to a union of bodies,  but communion of souls by the spoken word became
a possibility.   Thus the first step toward At-one-ment was taken when  both
arms of the fixed cross were energized.

To  further bind humanity together cosmic agencies generated  the  ardent
affection commonly called love,  and focused it upon the hearth through  the
third fixed sign, LEO, which rules that vital organ.  But though the brutal,
animalistic  force originally focused in Scorpio has been elevated  and  re-
fined by the rays of Taurus,  it is still contaminated with selfish  desire,
nor  is this eradicated in the still higher expression of affection  through
Leo.   We love our fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, our children,  and our
country; we love them even if they are not all we would wish, simply because
they are OUR KIN AND OUR country.   But our hearts do not beat high for  the
relatives of other people or for the people of other countries.

Neither  are we satisfied to love our kindred and unselfishly help  them,
but  we demand a return of love from those near and dear to us;  the  closer
they are to our hearts the more we exact from them.   We do not really  seek
their happiness,  but feel that BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM THEY ARE IN DUTY  BOUND
TO  DEFER TO OUR WISHES IN EVERY RESPECT,  REGARDLESS OF THEIR OWN  INCLINA-
TIONS.  If they refuse to conform, we may consider it the acme of heartless-
ness, and feel abused to the limit of human endurance or beyond.

The  generative force focused in SCORPIO imprisons the human spirit in  a
body and makes it the slave of matter from the cradle to the grave.  TAURUS,
the  opposite  pole,  is  the focus of forces  which  vitalize  the  larynx.
Through that organ the imprisoned spirit may voice its hopes and fears,  its
love  and its longing to be free,  free as the viewless air it resembles  in
nature.

In  LEO  the primal passion has a higher potency and a greater  power  to
further fetter or to free the spirit,  for in Leo this force functions on  a
loftier  level.   Focused through SCORPIO it can only bind the spirit  TO  A
BODY,  and as such a vehicle lasts only a FEW SCORE YEARS, the binding power
of the primal passion in the physical world is comparatively  insignificant;
but when transmuted to ardent affection IN LEO it operates in the  spiritual
spheres where neither birth nor death serves to abrogate or release from its
influence.   There IT BINDS SPIRIT TO SPIRIT, and the tie may last FOR  MANY
LIVES.   It often furthers progress,  but also often hinders whom it  binds,
both here and hereafter.  Therefore Christ said, that unless we are ready to
leave father and mother, we cannot be His disciples.

He  did not mean that we must leave our relatives physically  or  neglect
then,  but the inordinate Leo affection which excludes all but OUR relations
from  our love must cease.   We must learn to love unselfishly so  that  our
love may help and not hinder those upon whom we bestow it,  and  that it may

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emancipate  and not enslave.   We must learn to give our love regardless  of
whether  it is returned or not.  This superlative emotion comes through  the
fourth of the fixed signs,  AQUARIUS.   This is the 11th sign of the zodiac,
correlated to the 11th house,  which deals with the department of FRIENDS In
life, also hopes and aspirations.  What wonder, then, that Christ designated
friendship  as the highest expression of the emotion we usually  call  love,
when He said; Greater love has no man than that he lay down his life for his
friends.

The  old folk stories which tell of the Niebelugen,  or "Children of  the
Mist,"  refer to infant humanity during the stage in evolution when we lived
in the dense, foggy atmosphere of ancient Atlantis.  Ruled by JEHOVAH, whose
forces were focused through the MOON and the water sign CANCER, humanity was
guileless and easily swayed by the angels.   They were also obedient to  the
Lords of Venus, who fostered their calm and innocent affections.  Thus Luna,
the  heavenly body which has greatest influence on the water of  our  globe,
and the cardinal sign of the watery triplicity,  Cancer (Scorpio and  Pisces
are  the others),  cradled our emotions,  and to this day WATER REMAINS  THE
ESOTERIC SYMBOL OF THE EMOTIONAL NATURE.

As  we may see ourselves in the silvery surface of a lake on a calm  day,
so  also the spirit  most readily mirrors itself in the personality when  we
are serene and unruffled.   In those ancient days infant man,  pure and  in-
nocent  (but not virtuous),  saw the gods face to face.   Later the  Lucifer
Spirits from Mars,  working through the cardinal sign of the fiery  triplic-
ity,  Aries (Leo and Sagittarius are the others), made men headstrong (Aries
rules the head) and rebellious against that rulers,  the angels.   They also
fostered the sex passion; therefore Mars and Scorpio rule the generative or-
gans.   Thus the calm of the emotional nature was  fundamentally  disturbed,
and it has by degrees become as a seething cauldron,  astir with strife  and
struggle.   Therefore  it can no longer reflect the spirit any more  than  a
windswept sea can mirror a man or a ship afloat thereon.

Thus  mankind destroyed its spiritual sight and lost touch with the  gods
when the turbulent emotions were generated under the ray of Scorpio.   these
emotions  hid the beyond from us,  and until we learn to subdue and  control
our passions and cultivate the peace of God in our breasts,  we cannot  pen-
etrate  the veil of the hereafter,  not hear "the still small  voice"  which
speaks in the silence after the winds, the fires,  and other earthly distur-
bances have ceased.

The  way of attainment is symbolically engraved in the pictorial  zodiac.
Aquarius  appears  as a man in the act of pouring water from an urn.   By  a
slight motion he may tip the urn a little more or a little less to  regulate
the flow; it is perfectly balanced.  therefore he represents the enlightened
soul  who  has obtained control of his passions,  emotions,  and  appetites.
They are contained in his urn, hence they no longer blind, befog, or obscure
his  vision as in the Atlantean Epoch; hence also Aquarius is not  a  watery
but an airy sign.  Neither is it emotional like Cancer, but INTUITIONAL, for
the true Aquarian knows without reasoning.   The human sympathy,  the fellow
feeling,  the friendship signified by the 11th sign and the 11th  house  are
the  true  essence of the Christ Spirit which will eventually  abrogate  the
primal separateness, accomplish the atonement, transform the world, and make
the new heaven and the new earth a reality.

The keyword of Aquarius is therefore altruism,  and this is also the key-
word of Uranus,  its ruler.  This planet was at home from 1913 to 1920,  and
it is significant that though war and strife have been rampant,  the  effort
to bring "peace on earth" is gaining strength with amazing rapidity.   Advo-
cates  of amity among nations are hailed as saviors with universal  acclama-
tion.  The Sun by precession is also nearing Aquarius, and will remain there
for  2100  years.   Thus all cosmic forces are working for  altruism  and  a
loftier expression of the Christian Religion--Universal Friendship.

They keyword of the Sun is life.  While we are under the Moon and Cancer,
family is first and the individual last;  but the Sun in Aquarius has a ten-
dency to exalt the self somewhat unduly.  Therefore egoism is a fault to  be
guarded against by those who have the Sun in Aquarius.

The keyword of the Moon is fecundation.   It is restless,  and  therefore
the  Moon in Aquarius or the 11th house causes a restless seeking for  truth
and light.  People with this position should endeavor to settle down to sus-
tained  effort  in the occupation nearest at hand.   Sir Launfal  found  the
Grail at his castle gate when returning from a life spent in vain search for
it all over the world.  Christ is formed from within;  He is not found exte-
riorly.

As the keyword of Mercury is reason and altruism is contrary  to ordinary

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reason,  Mercury in Aquarius is critical and cynical; it sharpens the intel-
lect, however, and gives a good flow of language.

The keyword of Venus is coalition, and in the 11th sign of the 11th house
it causes friends to flock around us; it makes us loving and lovable.

The keynote of Mars is dynamic energy.   It lends force and provokes  ac-
tion wherever placed.   When in Aquarius or the 11th house it makes us rough
and blunt towards friends;  though we may mean well,  we seem invariably  to
ruffle those we really like, and much suffering results.

The  keywords  of Jupiter are benvolence and idealism.   This  planet  is
therefore  in particular agreement with Aquarius and the 11th house.   Happy
the soul who has earned a well aspected Jupiter in either, for he is sure to
have a great influence for good in a wide circle.

Only a few very old people have Neptune in Aquarius,  so it would be  fu-
tile to explain its influence there; but please tell me what you think would
be the effect of Saturn in Aquarius and the 11th house?

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