ROSICRUCIAN CHRISTIANITY ASTROLOGY COURSE:
In the follwoing lessons we are going to delineate a chart, using the
keyword system, the latter being compact and specific.
After the basic, fundamental principles of a sign, aspect and house have
been defined, then it is well to embellish and add thereto all that we can.
BUT FIRST, DELINEATE BY KEYWORDS.
We strongly advise the earnest student, the seeker of the great spiritual
truths of the Divine Science of Astrology, to study The Rosicrucian
Cosmo-Conception, for without a working knowledge of the Rosicrucian Teach-
ings the higher, spiritual truths of the Science and the intuitive faculties
of delineating a map will ever remain a closed book to him.
Especially, we wish to refer him to chapters and pages on the vehicles
and bodies of man.
Let's adhere to a definite standard of form and arrangement, like the
following in sequential order:
1.--Asc. and Physical Body. 7.--(a) Spiritual Powers.
2.--Individuality. (b) Occult Abilities.
3.--Personality. 8.--(a) Friends and enemies.
4.--Mentality. (b) Brothers and Sisters.
5.--(a) Vocation. (c) Journeys
(b) Finance. 9.--Sickness and Health.
6.--(a) Love. 10.--(a) Hopes, Wishes, Aspirations.
(b) Marriage. (b) Sorrow, and Self-Undoing.
(c) Children. (c) Old Age.
The following tables are the longitudes of the planets, the declinations of
same and the sign, degree and minute to be placed on the necessary six
houses in order to erect the horoscope of a male, born July 4, 1932; 2:15
A.M., Standard Time, Los Angels, California.
Please insert the planets in the wheel; work out the aspects, parallels,
10 11 12 ASC. 2 3
Aquarius Pisces Aries Gemini Gemini Cancer
15 15 23 4:29 29 21
Sun................Cancer 12:12 Jupiter.........Leo 22:15
Venus..............Cancer 4:03R Mars.........Gemini 8:31
Mercury...............Leo 3:26 Uranus........Aries 23:09
Moon...............Cancer 18:05 Neptune.......Virgo 5:50
Saturn...........Aquarius 2:52R North Node...Pisces 20:28
Part of Fortune....Gemini 10:22 Pluto........Cancer 21:35
Sun...............22 N 53 Jupiter.....14 N 56
Venus.............19 N 15 Mars........21 N 41
Mercury...........20 N 53 Uranus...... 8 N 26
Moon..............26 N 33 Neptune.....10 N 06
Saturn............19 S 53 Ascendant...20 N 57
M.C...............16 S 12 Pluto.......22 N 24
Part of Fortune...22 N 04
ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 36:
ASCENDANT AND RULER:
The Ascendant rules the physical body, the constitution, appearance and
The Ascendant is the physical envelope through which man, of necessity,
expresses himself in his present life.
It is the instrument through which the higher principles that make up
man manifest naturally.
Everything in the horoscope, good or bad, must manifest in our daily
lives through the Ascendant, the Rising Sign. Thus it is a lens through
which all influences have to pass, suffering modification in doing so.
"The Message of the Stars" tells us that the Rising Sign, or Ascendant, is
the basic factor in determining the constitution and form of the physical
body. Further investigations have shown that the reason for this fact is
that at the time of conception, when the seed atom was planted in the ovum,
the Moon, which is the Cosmic Agent of Fecundity, projected its fertilizing
ray through the sign and degree which later rises at the moment of birth (or
Whatever phase of the chart is being delineated, see what agreement, as-
sistance, or cooperation: or what disagreement, discord, or variance, it
has with the Ascendant. THEN QUALIFY ITS MANIFESTATION ACCORDINGLY.
RULER OF CHART:
It is considered that one planet (of the Sun or Moon), in a special
sense stands in the horoscope for the native, or person for whom the nativ-
ity is erected, while the rest of the nativity represents aspects of his
life which are external to him, as, for example, his friends, occupation,
wife, children, and so on.
This planet is called the Ruler of Lord of the Horoscope.
It is usually the Ruler of the Ascendant, but not invariably so, for if
that planet is very weak, whereas another is much stronger, as by rising
near the Ascendant, with strong aspects, or by being on the M.C., it may be-
come ruler. It is then the ruler of the Personal Self, much as the Ascen-
dant and first house generally are, and in a certain sense all the rest of
the map may be regarded as subject to this rulership. In other words, the
spirit or Ego is limited in expression to the imperfections of the physical
or personal self, the instrument through which it must express in one par-
ticular life on earth.
BUT IN MOST CASES THE RULER OF THE ASCENDANT IS THE RULER OF THE HORO-
SCOPE AND IN THE CHART WE ARE DELINEATING MERCURY IS THE RULER.
Ascertained by the Ascendant, planets in the first house, Ruler of the
Sagittarius, Sun, Moon, and any group of planets in any one sign.
Ascertained by the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Mars and Saturn.
GEMINI RISING: Common, Airy, Flexible, and Mental.
ASCENDANT SQUARE NEPTUNE: Wily and subtle in times of temptation.
ASCENDANT TRINE SATURN: Great persistence, courage and dependability.
ASCENDANT PARALLEL MERCURY: Frankness, open mind, quick perception.
ASCENDANT PARALLEL SATURN: Balance and depth of mind when other factors
PART OF FORTUNE IN ASCENDANT AND PARALLEL ASCENDANT: Furnishes pabulum
for soul-growth in the personality and environment through efforts of the
MERCURY PARALLEL PART OF FORTUNE: Furnishes incentive and reason for
the accumulation of material wealth and possessions.
1.--Synthesize in one short paragraph the following configurations:
(a) Ascendant square Neptune.
(b) Ascendant trine Saturn.
(c) Ascendant parallel Mercury.
(d) Ascendant parallel Saturn.
(e) Part of Fortune in Ascendant and parallel Ascendant.
2.--Describe briefly the Physical Body of this Boy.
3.--Give briefly, in keywords, the following effects:
(a) Mars conjunction Ascendant.
(b) Mars parallel Ascendant.
(c) Mercury in the third house.
(d) Mercury sextile Ascendant.
(e) Mercury parallel Ascendant.
(f) Mercury sextile Mars.
(g) Mercury parallel Mars.
(h) Mercury parallel Part of Fortune.
ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 37:
THE ROSICRUCIAN COSMO-CONCEPTION tells us that there is only one way of
showing our Faith, and that is by our Works.
Therefore, as you continue the study of this Divine Science of Astrol-
ogy, realize that you are becoming the steward of specialized KNOWLEDGE
which must only be used in order to SERVE HUMANITY.
SERVICE is the KEYWORD and it can never be repeated too much nor too of-
It does not matter in what department of life you are placed, whether
you are high or low, rich or poor. It is immaterial whether you are engaged
in some menial task, or whether it is your privilege to lead and manage af-
fairs in the world's work. It is absolutely unessential whether your hands
are grimy with the lowest labor, perhaps digging a sewer to maintain the
health of the community, or whether they are soft and white as required when
nursing the sick.
The determining factor which decides whether any class of work is
spiritual or material is OUR ATTITUDE in the matter.
The person who does the most menial labor may be far more spiritual than
the leader in the world's work; far more sincere and devoted than a
hypocritical teacher who pretends to spirituality, but is corrupt within.
A kind look, an expression of confidence, a sympathetic and loving help-
fulness, can all be given regardless of wealth.
As man is made in the image of God, who is threefold in manifestation,
so astrologically, the higher Self in man is represented by a circle with
the central point denoting the highest, spiritual aspect, the Divine Spirit
whose faculty is Will. Therefore, the Sun stands in the horoscope as the
highest expression of the Individual Self. It denotes the positive outgoing
influences in man, his character in the highest sense of the word.
The Sun represents the Ego, the Individual, the Spirit in Man. Its
place in a horoscope, together with its aspects, shows the method and
coloring and manner if ingress of the spiritual forces which go to make up
his present life expression.
The Sun is man's spiritual power house.
Of an individual is shown in the complete sense by the Sun, Jupiter,
Uranus, and Neptune. However, the Sun is the main factor, the other planets
lending color, harmony or discord, assistance or hindrance, in the matter.
And so, Fellow Student, when you seek the inner man, look to the Sun.
First, its SIGN; second, its ASPECTS; third, its HOUSE POSITION. In the
chart that we are delineating there are but four aspects: the conjunction
with the Moon, the parallel to Mars, the parallel to Part of Fortune, and
the sextile to Neptune.
SUN PARALLEL PART OF FORTUNE:
Assists the Ego, the spiritual man, to gleam valuable experience and
soul growth through material and financial circumstances, and efforts of the
physical body. (There is a danger of losses by over-generousity and
1.--Give the keywords of the Sun in Cancer.
2.--Give the keywords of the Sun in the Second House.
3.--(a) Describe in keywords the Sun in conjunction with the Moon.
(b) Describe in keywords the Sun Parallel Mars.
(c) Describe in keywords the Sun sextile Neptune.
4.--Blend the keywords of questions 1, 2, and 3, in a short and compact
5.--Write a detailed delineation of the sun in this chart, with regard to
sign, house, and aspects. Write at least two hundred words or over.
ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 38:
What we are, what we have, all our good qualities are the result of our
own actions in the past. What we lack in physical, moral, or mental excel-
lence may yet be ours in the future.
Exactly as we can not do otherwise than take up our lives each morning
where we laid them down the preceding night, so by our work in previous
lives have we made the conditions and the PERSONALITY in which we now func-
tion, live and labor, and are at present creating the conditions and the
PERSONALITY of our future lives.
Instead of bemoaning the lack of this or that faculty which we covet, we
must set to work to acquire it.
And right here we wish to refer the student to the chapter on Rebirth
and the Law of Consequence in the "Cosmo-Conception." It is tremendously im-
portant to know and understand the law in order to comprehend and synthesize
the differences between, and to interpret and differentiate the likenesses
of, the Individuality and Personality.
The Moon governs the Personality.
Personality, or person, from PERSONA, meaning mask.
The Personality is that which we wear in this life only; the imperament,
transient, ephemeral manifestation of this life expression.
The Moon is the reflector of the Sun, and these planets, together with
the Ascendant, denote the formation of the Physical Body; the Sun being par-
ticularly the symbol of Individuality, the Moon that of the Personality, and
the Sagittarius the significator of the Dense Body.
The Ascendant and the Moon, stand for that which is man's tools in ac-
tion; the most perfect parts of his material nature, but at the same time
the most evancescent.
The Moon is, therefore the very antithesis of the Sun. The latter is a
fixed star, while the Moon is the most migratory of the heavenly bodies.
The Moon is Life's Time Marker." It may be compared to the minute hand
of a clock.
The Sun and Planets are the Hour Hand.
In many persons the Personality may seemingly be stronger than the Indi-
viduality, and obviously exhibit the outer man to a far greater extent than
the inner. But let us remind you again that this is an evanescent condition
caused by thoughts and actions of a past life, or lives.
1.--Give the keywords of the Moon in Cancer.
2.--Give the keywords of the Moon in the 2nd house.
3.--In keywords describe the effect of the Moon square Uranus.
4.--In one short paragraph, coalesce the keywords of:
(a) Moon in Cancer.
(b) Moon in 2nd house.
(c) Moon conjunction Sun.
(d) Moon square Uranus.
5.--Delineate in detail your understanding of the influences of the Moon on
this boy, with regard to sign, house, and aspects. Write at least three
hundred words or more.
ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 39:
The Mind is the focusing point by means of which the Ego becomes aware
of the material Universe.
Mind is the reflecting mirror, the instrument for the acquisition of
knowledge, the meeting place of spirit and matter.
Man is a threefold spirit, possessing a mind by means of which he gov-
erns a threefold body, which he emanated from himself to gather experience.
When you seek the mind of man, look to Mercury.
Mercury is the mental educator of men and its place and position in the
horoscope shows the status of the person's mind for whom it is cast.
Mercury, being the Messenger of the Gods to the other planets, has no
voice of its own and is dependent for expression upon its SIGN, HOUSE and
ASPECTS. So Mercury is really a focus thorough which the faculty of reason
finds expression in the human being to act as a brake upon the lower nature
and assist in lifting him from the human to the divine.
Many men and do feel deeply. They may also have valuable knowledge, but
they will be unable to express their feelings or share their knowledge with
others if Mercury is lacking in aspects. Even a so-called evil aspect of
Mercury helps to bring out what is within and is therefore better than no
aspects at all.
When Mercury is so placed in relation to the Sun that it goes before the
luminary it has the effect of materially brightening the mind, for the Sun
represents the Ego and it may therefore be said that then its path is il-
luminated by the lamp of reason.
On the other hand, if Mercury is so placed that it rises later than the
Sun and thus follows after the luminary, the Ego learns more by afterthought
than by forethought, for it walks, comparatively speaking, in the dark, and
must learn a great many of its lessons by experience.
A retrograde Mercury is also a slight detriment to the faculty of rea-
Intellects of the first magnitude are sometimes put to perverted use to
the detriment of the community and its separate individuals, while a slow
and very inferior mind may minister to many in lowly but loving meekness and
reap sheaves of soul growth thereby.
Thus it is not sufficient to determine the quality of the mentality; we
must also ascertain what is the channel of its expression. This is accom-
plished through a general process of determining the---
Seen chiefly by the Moon, Mercury, and Neptune.
The Morality and the Emotional Nature of an individual are largely based
on the intellectual viewpoint, the condition and development of the mind and
its status in evolution. However, other planets specify these conditions to
a great degree also.
Is indicated by the Sun, Venus, and Jupiter.
Largely the result of Mars, Venus, and Uranus.
1.--Write a brief paragraph describing this boy's moral status.
2.--Write a brief paragraph on his Emotional Nature.
3.--Study the mental qualifications with special regard to Mercury; its
sign, house position and its aspects.
Write 300 words or over on his mental tendencies.
ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 40:
VOCATION AND FINANCE:
THE PURPOSE OF ALL LIFE IS EXPERIENCE.
The Physical World is a school of experience, a sort of model school or
experiment station which teaches man to work correctly in the invisible
But man must return many times before he can hope to master all the
knowledge in the world of sense.
It is a demonstrable fact that we learn more from our mistakes than from
our successes and that the proper light in which to regard this Physical
World is as a school of valuable education, experience, and tests in which
we learn lessons of the utmost importance.
The Christ exhorted us to be not overly anxious as to what we shall eat
and drink and clothe ourselves with. Therefore, rather than riches seek to
live lives of love and service and lay up treasures in heaven.
No matter what our condition, what our station in life, whether it be the
lowest of the lowly or the highest of the high, the important thing to re-
member is, that if we work and pray, pray and work, and make our lives a
living prayer for opportunities to serve others, then all earthly things
will come of their own accord as we need them, and they will keep coming in
larger measure according to the degree to which they are used in the SERVICE
If we regard ourselves only as stewards and custodians of whatever
earthly goods we possess then we are really POOR IN SPIRIT so far as the
evanescent earthly treasures are concerned, but rich in the more lasting
treasures of the Kingdom of Heaven.
And if we are not out and out materialists surely this is a practical at-
titude, because our Heavenly Father knows that we need material things and
if we will but trust HIM, HE will supply our every need.
"Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness and all these
things will be added unto you,: is neither a vague admonition nor a mere
figure of speech, but a literal fact in HIS KINGDOM that we should LIVE and
PRACTICE in our daily lives.
We who are engaged in the so-called secular work of the world and are
forced to do things that seem sordid often feel that we are hampered and
hindred on that account, but if we do all things UNTO THE LORD and are
FAITHFUL OVER A FEW THINGS we shall find that in time opportunities will
come of which we do not dream because---
ALL WORK IS PERFORMED IN THE SPIRITUAL SENSE IS COEQUAL.
We determine Vocation and Finance by the 2and, 6th, 8th, and 10th houses.
Is judged by the 10th house sign, ruler thereof, planets therein, and the
ruler of this horoscope. Also consider the house which contains the major-
ity of planets, and the 6th house (service performed).
Determined by 2and house, ruler of sign on its cusp, planets therein, the
sign Taurus and the Planets Jupiter and Saturn.
1] Write 300 words or over on this boy's vocational and financial possi-
bilities using your powers of induction and deduction for continuity of
thought, coherence of detail, and simplicity of expression.
2] State briefly what you think to be the two best profession for this body
to follow, and why.
3] State briefly his financial prospects.
ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 41:
LOVE, MARRIAGE AND CHILDREN:
The Rosicrucian Philosophy teaches us that we should overcome and trans-
mute all selfish love which seeks the ownership of another and which oper-
ates on the material plane in a purely physical way. We should endeavor to
sublimate selfish love into an all-embracing, atruistic, spiritual love
which is of the soul and includes all things, high or low, increasing in
proportion to the needs of the recipient.
There was a time when man-in-the-making was male-female and able to beget
children without the assistance of another, but when one pole of the cre-
ative force was directed upward to build the brain and the larynx, mankind
ceased to be bi-sexual and thenceforth each male or female had to seek its
complement to accomplish the begetting of children.
Therefore marriage was instituted by the angels as a sacrament and the
sacred rite of generation was performed under their supervision in great
temples at certain times of the year when the interplanetary lines of force
were propitious for propagation. The rest of the time all lived together in
the paradisaical bliss of chase companionship. Therefore parturition was
painless, and sickness and sorrow were unknown.
But when under the guidance of the fallen angels, the Lucifer spirits,
mankind commenced to exercise the creative function for pleasure, regardless
of the Stellar Ray, death entered and woman began to bring forth her chil-
dren in sorrow and suffering.
The purpose of marriage is the perpetuation of the race and according to
the physical natures of the parents, plus their environment, will the child
Parents are held rigidly responsible for the care and custody of chil-
dren. The privilege of rendering service and help to an incoming Ego is a
divine one and woe be unto him who misuses this privilege by neglect or
Therefore, Fellow Student, let us endeavor, to the best of our ability,
to live up to the highest spiritual concepts of love and marriage and con-
sider it a sacred duty to apply our knowledge of these higher truths in the
treatment, management, and education of our children.
Shown chiefly by the 5th house, planets therein and aspects thereto. If
there are not planets therein consider ruler of the sign on the cusp of the
5th house and the sign Leo, natural ruler of that house.
Also consider well the moral and emotional natures when you judge a na-
tivity from the standpoint of love.
Indicated by the 7th house, planets therein, aspects thereto and the sign
Libra. If house is vacant, consider ruler of sign on the cusp.
In a woman's chart, the 7th house, Libra, and the planets Sun and Venus.
In a man's chart, 7th house, Libra, and the planets Moon and Venus.
Ascertained by both charts of the parents. In a single chart of a pro-
spective parent by--
Fifth house and the planets Moon, Venus, and Jupiter.
1.-(a) What sign rules the 5th house in the horoscope?
(b) What planet rules the 5th house in the horoscope?
(c) Name the natural 5th house ruler of the chart.
(d) Name one other planet influencing the 5th house.
(e) Name one other sign influencing the 5th house.
2.--Name the sign and planet ruling the 7th house.
3.--At what time of life should marriage bring this boy the most happiness?
4.--Write 300 words on the future prospects of love, marriage, and children,
as shown in this boy's horoscope.
ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 42:
RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY, SPIRITUAL POWER--OCCULT ABILITY:
The time has now come for pointing out the way by which each individual
may investigate for himself some of the facts with which he must deal in or-
der to make spiritual progress.
We can not repeat too often the great truth that what we are, what we
have, all our good qualities are the result of our own actions in the past.
What we lack in physical, moral, mental or spiritual excellence MAY YET BE
OURS IN THE FUTURE!
Let it be remembered that our present actions determine future condi-
There are no special gifts bestowed upon anyone. All may know for them-
selves the truth concerning the pilgrimage of the spirit through matter; its
method and its object. There is a method whereby this valuable knowledge
may be acquired and by which, if persistently followed, God-like powers may
The Ego has several instruments which the Rosicrucians call the tools of
the Spirit. The Dense body, Vital body, Desire body, and the Mind consti-
tute these tools and they are good, bad or indifferent according to what we
have learned through past experience in the building of them. As we work
with these wonderful tools they improve and grow in power and efficiency.
The time required to achieve positive, spiritual development varies with
each individual and depends upon his application, his stage in evolution and
his ripe destiny to be liquidated in any particular life.
The fundamental principle in making spiritual progress is in doing the
little things of every day life to the best of our ability. We must
systematically conquer all attempts of the Desire body to assume mastery,
and we must overcome the annoyances, troubles, obstacles, and selfish in-
stincts of our DAILY LIVES with noble aspirations.
All that is of this life alone is vanity. Only that is of true value
which can be taken with us across the threshold as the treasure of the
And remember above all, Fellow Student; it is not a question of faith,
but of showing our faith by works. It is not what we believe, but how reli-
giously we live.
In the Book of Revelation we find these words: "Him that overcometh will
I make a pillar in the temple of my God and he shall go no more out."
AND SELF-FORGETTING SERVICE TO OUR FELLOW MAN IS THE SHORTEST, THE SAF-
EST, AND THE MOST JOYFUL ROAD WHICH LEADS TO SPIRITUAL ATTAINMENT.
Of an individual is shown in the complete sense, and chiefly by the Sun,
Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. The Sun, however, is the main factor, the
other planets lending color, harmony or discord, assistance or hindrance, in
RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY:
Indicated by the 9th house, planets therein, or the planet Jupiter and
the sign Sagittarius. (Jupiter and Sagittarius are the natural rulers of
the 9th house.)
Denoted by the 8th and 12th houses, planets therein and the signs of
1] From the Sun's sign, house position and its sextile to Neptune state
briefly the boy's spiritual power.
2] In keywords give the effect of:
(a) Capricorn on the cusp of the 9th house.
(b) Saturn in the 9th house in Aquarius.
3] Write 300 words or more on the religious nature, occult ability and
spiritual strength of the boy.
ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 43:
FRIENDS AND ENEMIES--BROTHERS AND SISTERS--JOURNEYS:
The Master Christ said to His disciples: "Henceforth I call you not ser-
vants, but friends." (John, 15:15.)
Friendship in its real sense is holy. It is an understanding and harmony
which exists and should exist among all classes of people in the world.
Friendship is the embryonic stage of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity.
The latter identifies itself with neither country nor race and constitutes
the only path that leads to emancipation and God.
Therefore friendship is all important because it leads to
Brotherhood...the Universal Brotherhood which will make the next great step
in man's progress on his long and wondrous journey from the clod to God,
from protoplasm to conscious unity with the Father; that
"...one far-off divine event
To which the whole creation moves."
Brothers and Sisters are Egos to which we are drawn, (or they drawn to
us), but bonds of Karma generated in past lives. The manner in which we
discharge this Karma, be it good or evil, constitutes our progression or
retrogression on the Pathway of Spiritual development.
If brothers and sisters in a family fail to get along well together, it
is for the enlightened one of the group to try to the utmost of his or her
ability to promote love and harmony by self-renunciation, self-abnegation
and cheerful, self-forgetting service. For "He that would be the greatest
among you, let him be the servant of all."
In the ultimate, Fellow Student, the whole of humanity must be our broth-
ers and sisters whom we love devotedly. We must be consumed by an all-
embracing, altruistic love for all mankind. This is an absolute necessity
before any real spiritual progress can be made.
Friendship, the love for our own family, or the love for others, is sim-
ply the realization of the oneness of all life with God. Separateness is
illusion. And there is nothing of a physical nature about friendship and
love. They are the outcome of a purely spiritual understanding.
To have friends we must endeavor to be patient in bearing with the de-
fects and infirmities of others, of whatever sort they might be. For all of
us have our failing which must be borne with by others.
We would quite willingly have others perfect and yet we fail to amend our
own faults. We would have others severely corrected yet we will not be cor-
The desires of others often displease us but we will not have our own de-
sires denied us. We would have others bound down by rules and regulations
but we absolutely refuse to be bound down ourselves by like ordinances.
It is a truism that seldom do we weigh our neighbor in the same balance
In chapter 6, verse 2, of Galatians, we are told to "Bear ye one
another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."
No one is without fault, no one without his burden, no one sufficient
unto himself, no one wise enough to live in perfection. Therefore those of
us who desire to progress in the University of Life should endeavor to bear
with one another, help, instruct and admonish one another.
Adversity is the taskmaster that proves what virtue we may have, and what
progress we have made in Life's University. It chastises us to show us up
for what we really are.
FRIENDS AND ENEMIES:
Friends shown by the 11th house; open enemies by the 7th house and secret
enemies by the 12th houses.
BROTHERS AND SISTERS:
Shown chiefly by the 3rd house, the planet Mercury and the sign Gemini.
Short journeys denoted by the 3rd house, the planet Mercury and the sign
Gemini. Long journeys indicated by the 9th house, the planet Jupiter and
the sign Sagittarius.
What is the significance in regard to Friends of:
a. Pisces on the cusp of the 11th house?
b. Neptune in the 4th house?
c. Neptune sextile Venus?
d. Neptune sextile the Sun?
e. Neptune square Mars?
f. Mars in the Ascendant?
g. Mars sextile Mercury?
h. Mars trine Saturn?
i. SYNTHESIZE a, b, c, d, e, f, g, and h in one short paragraph.
2. OPEN ENEMIES.
Describe the following positions and configurations in regard to open
a. Sagittarius on the cusp of the 7th house.
b. Jupiter ruler of the 7th house.
c. Jupiter trine Uranus.
d. Jupiter deposited in the 4th house.
3. SECRET ENEMIES.
Give the indications in regard to secret enemies of:
a. Aries on the cusp of the 12th house, Mars ruler thereof.
b. Taurus intercepted in the 12th house, Venus ruler thereof.
c. Uranus in Aries.
d. Uranus in the 12th house.
e. Uranus square the Moon.
f. Uranus trine Jupiter.
4. SYNTHESIZE QUESTIONS 2 AND 3 IN ONE SHORT PARAGRAPH.
5. BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
Describe the meaning in relation to brothers and sisters of:
a. Cancer on the cusp of the 3rd house.
b. Mercury in the 3rd house in opposition to Saturn.
Explain the following indications:
a. SHORT JOURNEYS: Cancer on the 3rd house cusp, Mercury in the 3rd
house in opposition to Saturn in the 9th house.
b. LONG JOURNEYS: In one word tell the general outlook as regards
long journeys. Explain why.
ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 44:
HEALTH AND SICKNESS:
Health and happiness are to most people the prime objects of life, and
whoever has them is rightly considered lucky, though, as we have endeavored
to show in the Rosicrucian Philosophy, luck is very closely linked to merit.
We have earned what we have, either in this life or in a former one, and
what we lack in good health or physical well-being we may acquire in this or
later lives by good use of our opportunities.
Disease is a manifestation of ignorance--the only sin; healing is a dem-
onstration of applied knowledge--the only salvation. Christ is an em-
bodiment of the Wisdom Principle, and in proportion as the Christ is formed
in us, we attain health.
To the best of our ability, we should live spiritual lives, and endeavor
to adhere to a system of high ideals so that we shall eventually learn to
conform to God's laws and thus attain permanent health in the future as well
Some people demand perfect health and claim that they have a right to it.
They forget that either now or in a former life expression they forfeited
their God-given right to health through acts of disobedience to the laws of
nature--which are the Laws of God. Through suffering they needs must learn
obedience. For it is a positive fact that when fundamental principles of
clean living are disregarded, on which the health of the body depends,
people become ill, mentally and physically. Consequently, if they wish to
regain their health they must learn to understand these principles, and
regulate their daily habits in conformity with them. This is what the Mas-
ter 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."
Even the Master Christ could not give lasting health unless the recipient
of the healing force refrained from indulging wrong habits which cause
Therefore, as before stated, to regain or retain health one must adopt
the gospel of Right Living. One must observe a meatless diet, if possible,
live in well ventilated quarters, occupy the mind with pure thoughts, and
employ the daily life with pure actions.
The following are some of the omissions and transgressions responsible
for disease and sickness:
Too much food.
Lack of fresh air and sunshine.
Lack of cleanliness.
Lack of exercise.
Lack of rest and sleep.
Lack of self-control.
Yielding to temper.
Gratifying low desires.
Harming fellow creatures (animal or human).
Abusing the sacred generative function.
Harboring thoughts of anger, hatred, and resentment.
Since all of 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. Local symptoms are only evidences of the whole body
being at fault. Therefore, corrective measures should not be directed to
the suppression of symptoms, but to the removal of causes which make the
Astrologers have a sacred duty and may lay up much treasure in heaven by
judicious advice as regards health indicated in any chart that they are de-
lineating. A horoscope shows incipient disease from the cradle to the
grave, and thus it quite often gives ample time to apply the ounce of pre-
vention and escape an illness (if Karma permits), or at least to ameliorate
its severity when disease overtakes us. It indicates the days when crises
are due, and thus forewarned we may take extra precautionary measures to
tide us over the critical point. It indicates when inimical influences will
wane, and fortifies us to bear suffering with strength born of the knowledge
that recovery at a specific time is probable.
Thus Astrology offers help and hope in a manner obtainable by no other
method. Its scope is infinite.
And remember the four NEVERS:
NEVER tell a patient a discouraging fact.
NEVER tell him when impending crises are due.
NEVER predict sickness at a certain time.
NEVER, NEVER predict death.
Astrology is too sacred a science to be used in any other manner except
that of SERVICE. So let the student forget about his own horoscope and de-
vote his knowledge to helping others.
HEALTH AND SICKNESS:
The main indicators of health and sickness are the Sun, Moon, and Ascen-
dant, together with the planets in the 1st house. Also, the 6th house and
its ruler are vitally important.
The 6th house is the house of health and sickness, and very often gives
the key to a patient's condition. We therefore look first to the ruler of
this house to see what it indicates, in what sign and house it is placed,
and what the nature of the sign is and what part of the body is ruled by it.
Next, we must see what planets are aspecting the ruler of the 6th house.
The places of Saturn, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune always indicate weak
points in the anatomy. The place of Saturn is particularly sensitive.
Both the Sun and Moon affect health in all horoscopes, but the Sun is the
particular significator of health for men, and the Moon has the same func-
tion in a woman's horoscope.
Cancer is a sign of weak vitality. It rules the stomach, oesophagus,
diaphragm, pancreas, the mammae, lacteals, upper lobes of the liver, and the
The Sun rules the vital fluid, spleen, distribution of heat, oxygen, and
The Moon rules the oesophagus, stomach, the uterus and ovaries, the lym-
phatics, the sympathetic nervous system, and the synovial fluid.
The Sun in conjunction with the Moon in Cancer indicates tendencies to
one or more of the following: anemia, dropsy, dyspepsia, gastric fever,
stomach troubles, indigestion, epilepsy.
The Moon square Uranus signifies some trouble with the stomach; cramps,
flatulence, possible trouble with the eyes and spasmodic weaknesses of the
1] a. What parts of the body are ruled by Gemini?
b. What does Gemini on the boy's Ascendant indicate?
c. What diseases are shown by questions a and b?
2] Give in a concise manner the general tendencies denoted by the following
a. Mars in Gemini in conjunction with the Ascendant, co-ruler of the
b. Mars trine Saturn.
c. Mars square Neptune.
3] State the physiological and anatomical rulerships of Mars.
4] State briefly the conditions signified by:
a. Venus in Cancer, co-ruler of the 6th house.
b. Venus parallel Saturn.
5] Name the weak points in the anatomy caused by:
a. Saturn in Aquarius.
b. Uranus in Aries.
c. Neptune in Virgo.
6] Write a brief paragraph giving the main indications of health in the
ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 45:
HOPES--WISHES--ASPIRATIONS; SORROW AND SELF-UNDOING; OLD AGE;
Sorrow, like Purgatory, may be said to be the process of becoming con-
scious of the futility of unnecessary earthly desires and activities. What
we are, what we have, all our good qualities, are the result of our own ac-
tions in the past. What we lack in physical, moral, or mental excellence,
may yet be ours in the future; and, too, whatever trials, tribulations, and
sorrows that we may have to contend with in this life, be assured that they
can be cancelled and erased from the scroll of future lives, to a great ex-
tent, by the way and manner in which we live our daily lives.
All of us have our troubles, our worries, our sorrows; all of us have
heavy burdens to bear, no matter what external appearances may indicate to
the contrary. Indeed, it is excellent for us that we sometimes have
troubles and sorrows, for they bring us back to realities; they foster hu-
mility; they defend us from vainglory. Then, too, afflictions and adversi-
ties make us understand better the great need we have of God, without whom
we can do nothing that is good.
We advance much more rapidly in the University of Life through sorrows
and adversities, because we then struggle and exert ourselves to "Overcome"
our defects, and strive to improve our conditions and environment; whereas,
with too much affluence we are so apt to become lazy, indolent, and waste
our lives in pleasure, selfishness, and ease.
Whatever we do that is wrong is life must in some way be brought to our
attention. Sorrow and pain have been the taskmasters that have guided us
aright in the past, and in order that we may continue to do right, we have
the Law of Cause and Effect.
There is in each one of us a spiritual power that has become latent dur-
ing the time we have been making the pilgrimage through matter, and it is
for us to awaken this power. It is now latent because humanity has not fit-
ted itself to receive it. We are too selfish, and we must cultivate unself-
ishness before we shall be trusted to wield this wonderful force. And, if
we continue to travel and travel, take rebirth after rebirth, and do not at
some time learn to obey the voice of God, hold His commands holy, and live
the good life, we cannot expect to reach the City of Peace, but must be con-
tent to remain in the land of sorrow and suffering.
All of us have this spiritual power within that will bring us into this
City of Peace, and enable us to make progress on the Path of God. But the
question instantly arises--how are we to unfold our latent spiritual power?
How are we to reach God? What must we do to travel that long, arduous road
to perfection? We must make the start sometime--so why not now?
Assuredly, the first step is purification, for without a pure life there
can be no spiritual advancement. "Ye can not serve God and mammon," it is
said. But mammon is usually interpreted to mean the gold of the world. Yet
a man may remain in his business and take care of it for the good of all,
not only striving for his own interests, but endeavoring to do everything
possible for others. In consequence, he will not be serving mammon.
We may love only a few around us, but there is a higher love that flows
out to those not in our own circle which must be observed. Every duty must
be fulfilled that we may thereby take advantage of the higher opportunities
that are ever opening up before us.
And so we must learn our lessons in SERVICE: service to humanity, ser-
vice to our younger brothers, service to animals, service everywhere. This,
and this alone will bring us out of the "wilderness." It is said that those
who were highest in the Temple in the Wilderness were those who served; and
the Christ said, "He who would be the greatest among you, let him be the
servant of all."
Let us all strive to render service. Let us all endeavor to be helpful,
cheerful, valiant, and courageous, always lending a helping hand to those in
sorrow and distress--and then our own troubles will gradually fade into
oblivion as the dawn of new understanding begins to light the way to the un-
believable glories of our Father God.
HOPES--WISHES--ASPIRATIONS (GENERALLY OF A MATERIAL NATURE):
Shown chiefly by the 11th house, planets therein, and the ruler of the
sign on the cusp.
SORROW AND SELF-UNDOING:
Indicated by the 12th house, planets therein, and the ruler of the sign
on the cusp.
Signified by the 4th house, planets located therein, and the ruler of the
sign on the cusp.
Indicated by the 8th house, planets deposited there, and the ruler of the
sign on the cusp.
A planet deposited in a house is to be considered first. If no planet is
there, consider the ruler of the sign on the cusp. In detailed delineation
both are taken into consideration.
In order not to involve the student in too much of a labyrinth of intri-
cate configurations and possibilities, we are simplifying the following
questions, and wish them to be answered in the same manner.
Simplicity, as we have before remarked, in analyzing the prominent points
of a horoscope, is an absolutely necessary accomplishment before the de-
tailed delineation is undertaken.
Sum up, in one short paragraph, the significance of:
Pisces on the cusp of the 11th house, Neptune ruler thereof.
Neptune sextile Venus and the Sun.
Neptune square Mars.
2] SORROW AND SELF-UNDOING.
Synthesize in one short paragraph:
Uranus in Aries in the 12th house.
Uranus square the Moon.
Uranus trine Jupiter.
3] OLD AGE.
From the planets and their aspects which are deposited in the 4th house,
state the conditions of the boy's later years.
a. What sort of death is indicated when the time for it arrives?
b. What are the possibilities of leading the regenerate life?
ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 46:
PROGRESSION OF THE HOROSCOPE:
The horoscope or radical chart is a picture of the heavens at the moment
of birth, showing the celestial bodies in their relation to each other and
the zodiac, and indicating the path of life of the incoming Ego according to
its self-generated destiny from past lives and experiences. The child is
immersed in an atmosphere charged with the stellar vibrations peculiar to
that moment; these are stamped upon each atom of its sensitive organism by
the air inhaled with the first breath.
Time does not stand still, and the planets do not remain stationary.
While the birth chart indicates the tendencies, traits, and potential char-
acter of the infant, the "progression" for the coming indicate growth and
change in the native and his environment.
The progressed positions of the planets are called "directions"; they
mark the time in life when changes are due to occur. There are two kinds of
directions, primary and secondary. PRIMARY directions are formed between
the progressed planets and their original positions in the birth chart.
Secondary directions are formed by the progression of the Moon to aspects
with the planets, PARTICULARLY the radical.
The secondary aspects are of vital importance for unless the primary di-
rections are supported by aspects OF A SIMILAR NATURE from the progressed
Moon, or unless there is an aspect from a New Moon, they are not effective.
The "progressed years" correspond to the number of days after birth. Ev-
ery day in the Ephermeris subsequent to the birthday tells of the progressed
conditions of the corresponding year of life. For instance, the primary po-
sitions 25 days after the birthday indicate the conditions of life at 25
years of age.
The old accepted method of progression was to calculate a new chart for
every year of life in the same way used in making the birth chart, only sub-
stituting the Sidereal Time and planetary positions of the particular year
(day) wanted. This is very cumbersome and entirely unnecessary, so we use
Max Heindel's simple method, which is called "the Adjusted Calculation
This permanent A.C.D. date, used throughout life, is the starting point
of directions instead of the birthday. It enables us to copy the noon posi-
tions of the planets straight from the Ephermeris for whatever year is
wanted without making any more detailed calculations.
To reiterate: the progressed years always start with (on) the Adjusted
Calculation Date and NOT the birthday. An exception is when a person is
born at such a time that the Greenwich Mean Time will be NOON.
Suppose the birthday is May 12th and the Adj. Calc. Date found is March
24th. Then the progressions ALWAYS start on March 24th every year.
HOW TO FIND THE ADJUSTED CALCULATION DATE:
The basis for finding this Date is always the G.M.T. of birth.
I. If the Greenwich Mean Time of birth is BEFORE noon, the planets'
place in the Ephermeris are calculated for a LATER time, and as they
progress at the rate of a day (of 24 hours) for a year, they will reach the
Longitude given in the Ephemeris some day within a year AFTER birth.
II. If the G.M.T. of birth is AFTER noon, the planets' places in the
Ephermeris for the year of birth are calculated for an earlier time than
birth, and the positions there given correspond to a certain day in the
twelve-month BEFORE birth.
(1) Find the interval from G.M.T. to the FOLLOWING noon.
(2) To this interval ADD the Sidereal Time for Greenwich noon ON the
birth day as given in the Ephemeris. The sum of these is the Sidereal Time
of the Adjusted Calculation Date.
(3) When the G.M.T. at birth is A.M. of the BIRTHDAY, or P.M. of the
preceding day (this may happen in EAST Longitude), count FORWARD in the
Ephermeris till you find a day having the required S.T; that date is the
Adj. Calc. Date.
(4) When the G.M.T. at birth is P.M. on the birthday, or A.M. of the
succeeding day, read BACKWARD in the Ephermeris till you find the day having
the required S.T.; that date is the Adj. Calc. Date.
We will now proceed to find the Adjusted Calculation Date for our prac-
tice chart of July 4th, 1932, 2:15 A.M., Lat. 34 N. Long 118 W. The G.M.T.
is 10:15 A.M.
1. Interval to FOLLOWING noon (July 4 ).............. 1.45
2. S.T. fro Greenwich noon on birthday (July 4)...... 6.49
S.T. on Adj. Calc. Date 8.34
As our G.M.T. is A.M. on the birthday we go FORWARD from July 4 and
find the nearest S.T. to be that of July 30, which is the Adj. Calc. Date.
Having once found this date we use if for the whole life. But remember
the Adj. Calc. Date has nothing whatever to do with that date in the
Ephermeris. It means that the NOON POSITIONS of the planets any day after
birth are the progressed positions of the planets for the Adj. Calc. Date,
which thus begins the native's progressed year instead of at the birthday.
In the present case this is July 30th instead of July 4th. To help in un-
derstanding this better we mark in the MARGIN of the Ephemeris as follows,
using a day for a progressed year:
PROGRESSED POSITIONS PLANETS' NOON POSITIONS AGE OF NATIVE
FOR FOR FOR
July 30, 1932 July 4, 1932 Birth year
July 30, 1933 July 5, 1932 One year
July 30, 1934 July 6, 1932 Two years
July 30, 1935 July 7, 1932 Three years
July 30, 1936 July 9, 1932 Four years
and so on.
Let us suppose that the G.M.T. is 1:45 P.M.
Interval to FOLLOWING noon (July 5)...................22 15
Plus S.T. noon birthday (July 4).......................6 49
S.T. on Adj. Calc. Date................................5 04
Looking BACKWARD in the Ephemeris from birthday to a day having this
required S.T. we get June 7th as the Adj. Calc. Date. This will be the cor-
EXAMPLE NO 1:
G.M.T. is 9:00 P.M. September 7, 1932
G.M.T. is 9:00 P.M. September 7, 1932
Interval from G.M.T. (9 P.M.) to following noon.......15 00
S.T. noon on birthday (Sept 4)........................11 05
S.T. on Adj. Calc. Date................................2 05
Going back in Ephermeris to a day having this required S.T., we find it to
be April 23, 1932.
EXAMPLE NO 2:
G.M.T. is 8:30 A.M. December 12, 1932
Interval from G.M.T. (9 P.M.) to following noon........3 30
Plus S.T. Dec. 12, 1932 (birthday)....................17 24
S.T. on Adj. Calc. Date...............................20 54
Looking forward in the ephemeris we find this to correspond to February
3, 1933, which is the exact Adj. Calc. Date.
In such a case we must mark our ephermeris thus:
PROGRESSED POSITIONS PLANETS' NOON POSITIONS
February 3, 1933 December 12, 1932
February 3, 1934 December 13, 1932
February 3, 1935 December 14, 1932
and so on.
EXAMPLE NO. 3
Birth January 27, 1932, G.M.T., 10:36 P.M.
Interval to FOLLOWING noon (Jan. 28).............13 24
S.T. noon on birthday (Jan. 27)..................20 22
S.T. on Adj. Calc. Date...........................9 46
Going BACKWARD in Ephemeris we find the required day to be Aug. 19,
1931, which will be the true Adj. Calc. Date.
When children are born early or late in the year, the A.C.D. may come
into the year before or the year after the birth year, so it is very impor-
tant to state the Adj. Calc. Date by year as well as month and day. And
when the G.M.T. is close to midnight, there will be nearly 6 months
difference between the birthday and the Adj. Calc. Date.
The last example we mark thus in the Ephermeris:
PROGRESSED POSITIONS PLANETS' NOON POSITIONS
August 19, 1931 January 27, 1932
August 19, 1932 January 28, 1932
August 19, 1933 January 29, 1932
August 19, 1934 January 30, 1932
and so on.
It is essential to have the correct Adj. Calc. Date and year, for this
is the starting point from which we prognosticate probable conditions in
coming years of life.
There is a second method known as Time Correspondence, and it might be
of benefit for the student to familiarize himself with it, as it provides a
quick method of reckoning the A.C.D.
1] What is meant by the Adjusted Calculation Date?
2] How do we use it?
3] How do we find such a date?
4] If the G.M.T. is 12:59 P.M., July 4, 1932, what is the A.C.D.?
5] If the G.M.T. is 12:59 A.M., July 4, 1932, what is the A.C.D.?
6] Give the Adj. Calc. Date for the next 3 problems.
(a) G.M.T. 8:26 A.M., May 14, 1932.
(b) G.M.T. 3:20 P.M., January 9, 1932.
(c) G.M.T. 5:14 A.M., December 24, 1932
ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 47:
THE PROGRESSED CHART:
In Lesson No. 46 we have endeavored to explain thoroughly the method of
finding the Adjusted Calculation Date, a date which is used for the simple
progression or advancing of the horoscope for any year after birth.
The DAILY motion of the planets will be (in) progression be the YEARLY
motion. For reference and the convenience of the student we give a table of
the average daily motion of the planets.
DAILY MEAN MOTION OF THE PLANETS:
Deg. Min. Sec.
Sun.............. 59' 8" ----- Stays 1 sign........1 month
Moon.............13 10' ----- " " "......2 1/2 days
Venus ........... 1 12' ----- " " ".........24 days
Mercury.......... 1 23' ----- " " ".........18 days
Jupiter.......... 4' 59" ----- " " "..........1 year
Saturn........... 2' ----- " " ".....2 1/2 years
Mars............. 37' 28" ----- " " ".........57 days
Uranus........... 49" ----- " " ".........7 years
Neptune.......... 22" ----- " " "....13 -14 years
We will proceed to show progressed positions (directions) for any year.
The boy was born July 4, 1932. The Adjusted Calculation Date is July
The year he is seven corresponds to July 11, 1932.
In front (in the margin) of that date you have marked: A.C.D., July
The planet's progressed positions on July 11th are as follows:
Sun: 18:56 Cancer Venus: 0:39 Cancer R. Mercury: 13:55 Leo
Moon: 23:49 Libra Saturn: 2:23 Aquarius R Jupiter: 23:37 Leo
Mars: 13:27 Gemini Uranus: 23:16 Aries Neptune: 6:01 Virgo
These positions cover the year from July 30, 1939 to July 30, 1940, and
are always to be interpreted in their relation to the birth--or radical
Here you will see the Sun is within orb of the conjunction of the
radical Moon. When the Sun by progression forms a conjunction, square,
sextile, trine, or opposition to one of the radical planets, the influence
begins to manifest when the Sun is 1 1/2 degrees from the exact aspect, and
it is felt until the Sun is 1 1/2 degrees past the point of culmination,
which of course is the degree and minute of the planet at birth. As the Sun
moves about one degree a day, and the time measure of direction is, that one
day equals a year, we may say that the influence of the solar aspects is
felt for a period of three years. Their effects are particularly strong at
times during this period when aspects of the progressed Moon or lunations
(New Moons) vivify them.
As the Sun moves about 5 minutes a month (60 minutes equals 1 degree)
we can advance or subtract that much to get the time of exact conjunction.
The Moon in radix is 18:05 Cancer and the progressed Sun is 18:56
Cancer; therefore the culmination happens 10 months earlier--namely, Sept.
The Sun progressed to conjunction of radical Moon, when unafflicted,
indicates a three year period of popularity and general success.
The progressed Moon has also left its natal position and square to
radical Uranus and reached the opposition to Uranus, which has the effect of
disturbing the equilibrium of the organism (Moon in Libra), making him er-
ratic and irritable (opposition Uranus), upsetting the digestion (Moon) and
affecting the health (Moon reaches the 6th house). Therefore a time to
avoid excitement (Uranus in Aries) and exercise self-control.
In early life, especially, the Moon is the most important of the plan-
ets. We are then more amenable to the lunar rays, for the Moon governs in-
fancy and childhood, the mother and home.
The Moon measures "the soul's passage from the shores of eternity,
through the waters of the womb to the world of Time." The Moon is the time
marker, the minute hand of the clock of destiny," while the Sun (and plan-
ets) may be considered as the hour hand. Therefore the Moon more than any
other celestial body shows us the exact time when any direction culminates
or becomes fruitful of events, indicating changes in the physical and mate-
rial conditions, or reaction through soul-growth and character building, ac-
cording to circumstances and environment. When that which is latent in the
horoscope is brought to a focus--so to speak.
"The Message of the Stars" tells us that the Moon measures the
period of postnatal growth through its phases of seven days (in progres-
sion seven years). Childhood is completed and school age reached when the
progressed Moon is SQUARE its natal place in the seventh year; then the
birth of the vital body takes place.
When the Moon is OPPOSITE its radical position--about the fourteenth
year--occurs the birth of the desire body, marking the period of adoles-
cence. And when it makes another square, having traveled three-quarters
around the circle of the horoscope, the mental body is born, and one is con-
sidered full grown.
In the 28th year the progressed Moon is CONJUNCT its own place. This
marks the period of complete manhood or womanhood.
The year he is 14 corresponds to July 18, 1932. Therefore, opposite
that date in the ephermeris, we write July 30, 1946. The planets' positions
on July 18 are:
Sun: 25:37 Cancer Moon: 3:35 Aquarius Venus: 29:02 Gemini R
Mercury: 22:23 Leo Saturn: 1:53 Aquarius R Jupiter: 25:01 Leo
Mars: 18:17 Gemini Uranus: 23:21 Aries Neptune: 6:13 Virgo
Looking over these positions, relating them to the radical chart, we
find the progressed Moon making a close aspect (opposition) to the radical
Mercury. Mercury is afflicted by the opposition of Saturn, its only adverse
aspect. We will find the Moon's exact position with reference to Saturn and
Mercury by first taking its YEARLY travel:
July 19--Moon 17:05 Aquarius
July 18--" 3:35 "
Then dividing this by 12 we get the progressed MONTHLY motion which is
1 degree 07". Dividing this again by 30 we have the progressed DAILY mo-
tion, being 2'. (1:07 equals 67' divided by 30 equals 2 minutes).
We ask: when is the Moon precisely conjunct Saturn in 2:52 Aquarius?
The difference between Moon 3:35 and Saturn 2:52 is 43', divide by 2 (daily
motion), gives 21 or 22 days EARLIER. Counting back from July 30, 1946, we
get July 8, 1946, which is the day, when the progressed Moon will make its
exact conjunction with the radical Saturn. The opposition to radical
Mercury will occur about 5 days earlier, namely, July 25, 1946, because
radical Mercury 3:25 is 9' LESS than the progressed Moon 3:35 on the Ad-
justed Calculation Date.
These two progressed Moon aspects to afflicted radical planets, Saturn
and Mercury, indicate a very critical period in the boy's life. An inner
struggle, a pessimistic, gloomy attitude toward his studies and social (fam-
ily) relationships--Mercury in 3rd house, Saturn in 9th. A conflict through
his conscience--Saturn--the higher law--9th; his schoolwork, schoolmates,
and near relatives--3rd house.
Keen disappointments perhaps in scholastic honors--Mercury in Leo, Sat-
urn ruling 10th house. Such a troubled state of mind may lead to reckless-
ness, lack of caution, resulting in mishaps should he travel--3rd and 9th.
Also possible ill health to mother--Moon.
We want to know, when the progressed Moon will come trine to radical
Mars in 8.31 Gemini:
July 30, 1946--Moon...... 3:35 Aquarius
plus 1:07 monthly motion
Aug. 30, "............... 4:42 Aquarius, trine ascendant. (rad.)
Sept. 30, ".............. 5:49
Oct. 30, "............... 6:56
Nov. 30, "............... 8:03 Mars is 8:31--difference
28' divided by 2' per days
plus 14 days 0:28 equals 14 days.
Dec. 14, 1946-Moon....... 8:31 Aquarius trine radical Mars.
This progressed Moon trine radical Mars (conjunct Asc.) aspect indicates
a period of considerable activity, both of mind and body. The adverse as-
pects of the summer 1946 have accumulated a great deal of pent-up energy,
which under the trine will prove to his benefit,if he uses the dynamic
force of Mars through the natural outlet of leadership--Mars in 1st. For
instance, a desire and urge to excel in athletic skill and prowess--Mars in
1st. Sharpening of the intellect--Mars in Gemini and a stimulation of the
creative, inventive image-making faculty--prog. Moon in Aquarius in 9th
house trine Mars in Gemini in 1st house.
However, he must use caution not to expend his vitality unduly, for the
radical square of Mars to Neptune indicates a militant, irascible, impulsive
nature, which may bring unhappiness in the home circle--Neptune in 4th
To ameliorate this during the year 1946 the progressed Mercury is con-
junct radical Jupiter, trine Uranus. His sanguinity will revive and the
mind become more health in outlook. His father may help him considerably
here--Jupiter in 4th--or possibly a relative (uncle, Jupiter. The trine to
Uranus invigorates him mentally, bringing unexpected pleasures, impulse to
mental work, and a keen desire for occult study, or research into hidden
causes--Uranus in the 12th. He may become interested in altruistic and hu-
manitarian work under this aspect.
PROGRESSION OF THE ANGLES:
Besides progressing the planets we must also make a similar forward
movement of the houses, but these must be calculated by the same method as
when erecting a natal figure, save that we use the Sidereal Time for the
day, which corresponds to the year for which we wish to progress the horo-
Using the above year 1946, age 14, we take these factors: Lat. 34 N.,
Long. 118 W. True Local Time of birth: 2:23 A.M.
S.T. noon previous to prog. birthday 1946 (ephemeris
July 17, 1932)................................... 7:40
Correction 10" for longitude......................... 1:19
Interval previous noon to T.L.T...................... 14:23
Correction 10" per hour of interval.................. 2:24
S.T. on progressed birthday.......................... 22:06:43
With this S.T., 22:06:43, we go to the Tables of Houses, using Latitude
34 N. The nearest we find is 22:08:23. We may erect the complete pro-
gressed chart by inserting the progressed planet's positions direct from
ephemeris (July 18, 1932).
But this is not necessary; the two angles of chief importance are the
Midheaven and Ascendant. The M.C. which is spiritual in nature, the Asc.,
which is the significator in physical and material matters, are to be re-
When the native has changed residence, moving north or south from the
place of birth, the latitude of the new residence must be used for progres-
sion of the angles.
The progressed M.C. for the year 1946 is 0 Pisces, the Asc. is 19:41
We note, that the progressed M.C. is trine to progressed Venus in 29:02
Gemini retrograde; the progressed Mars in 18.17 Gemini is conjunct pro-
These progressed aspects represent a time of activity, changes, and de-
cisions, which may be of great importance in the trend of his future life
The decision remains with the native, however for the prerogative of
free will is never removed.
1] What day after birth corresponds to the year 1960?
2] What is the boy's age then?
3] In what progressed year does Mercury turn retrograde?
4] In what year does Venus go direct? How old is he?
5] What is the progressed M.C. for 1962? What is the Asc.?
6] Give all the progressed positions of the planets for 1962.
7] Compute the Moon month by month for 1962.
8] What aspects to the radix does it make--and when?
9] What day after birth corresponds to the year when he is 59?
10] Are there any important directions then?
ASTROLOGY LESSON NO. 48:
TRANSITS, LUNATIONS, ECLIPSES:
Transit means PASSING--the passage of a celestial body over the meridian
over a place.
The progressed positions of planets are the principal significators of
events, but the transitory position of the planets in space at the actual
time of events strengthen or weaken effects of aspects in the progressed
horoscope, according to whether they are akin in nature or not. These
so-called TRANSITS are the planetary positions in the ephemeris for the ac-
tual or current year of events.
The major planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are more potent in
their action than the minor planets for the reason of their slow motion in
the heavens. Their vibrations are felt strongly when within 1 1/2 degree
orb. They culminate when the aspect is exact, and last until 1 1/2 degree
past. Their effects depend on the importance of the planet which they as-
pect, and the houses through which they are transiting (passing), bearing on
such departments of life as the particular house indicates.
Mars more than any other celestial body affects the average person
strongly when in transit over sensitive points in the horoscope. It desig-
nates the field of action, whether battle, business, or breaking ground.
Where Mars is powerful in the chart, there the native has the ability to go
in and conquer--himself or others.
Mars by position shows his potential power to act, also the instruments
with which he works to best advantage. Mars has the power to destroy that
which is wrong and harmful in our environment; and it enthusiastically cham-
pions the cause of righteousness.
The wonderful energy of Mars must not be suppressed, but controlled and
refined. This is an important and potent lesson which the subject of our
study especially will have to learn.
In its transits Mars brings out the latent forces in a positive way in
the sign and house it passes through; therefore Mars may be used frequently
to forecast the actual time of an event.
Saturn points out what we lack--in what we are most deficient. It is the
Father principle urging us to develop good habits and good qualities in or-
der to solve and master the problems of existence. Saturn is in reality the
"great benefic." We must learn to understand its purpose: to overcome
FEAR, to purify the mind, to cultivate FAITH, hope, and LOVE.
The effect of a transit is greatest when it is in conjunction with a
radical planet, particularly when it is in an angle. The trine, sextile,
square, and opposition are also quite effective, but in a lesser degree.
If the progressed Moon, New Moon, or total eclipse comes within orb of a
transit, when it is making an aspect to the radical planets, setting off the
condition then prevailing in the horoscope, bringing it to fruition on the
physical plane, there is also a corresponding change in consciousness, an
opportunity for learning spiritual values, and for soul growth.
Much of the effect of transiting planets is to impel to decisive action
and extract concrete results.
A lunation is a conjunction of the Sun and Moon--a NEW MOON. In our
ephemeris all New Moons, Full Moons, and eclipses are plainly marked for
When a lunation falls within 1 1/2 degrees of an aspect to any of the
planets of the Radix, or within aspect to any other vital point in the horo-
scope, it has a decided effect upon affairs during the ensuing month, and
will easily take the place of an aspect of the progressed Moon, which is
needed to fructify the planetary indications then in force.
The Moon completes its passage through the zodiac in 28 days, staying
about 2 1/2 days in each sign. In progression, as you have learned, this
The transiting Moon in daily life is important in choosing the right time
for doing certain affairs. In illness and for operations the Moon's daily
place must be taken into consideration for effecting the best results of
remedies applied, etc. Physicians especially should be interested in this
phase of Astrology.
However, the effect of the transiting Moon should be applied in its rela-
tion to the radical and progressed charts. The ephemeris gives the daily
aspects between the Moon and planets which is very helpful in planning one's
affairs. The student would do well to get thoroughly familiar with the cur-
rent ephemeris, tabulating the effects of transits in his own case--and
looking ahead for aspects forming. Again, here as in everything else, MOD-
ERATION holds good. One can become too fanatical. Checking one's aspects
is meant only for self-development, service to humanity, and sharpening the
power of observation.
When a New Moon is a solar eclipse, it produces: first the usual effect
of a lunation during the current month if in aspect with any of the radical
planets. Secondly: similar effects during the months of the following
year, when aspects of the same nature are formed with place of the eclipse.
That is to say, if an eclipse fell, for instance, on Uranus in 23 degrees of
Aries, in this boy's horoscope, it not only will have an influence at the
time when the eclipse is formed, but also when a lunation of about the same
degree would fall in Cancer, making a square--this in midsummer-or another
in opposition in Libra in the Fall; again another square in midwinter from
Thus when the initial aspect of the eclipse is adverse, the latter con-
figurations will be adverse; if it is a good aspect, benefit will be experi-
enced during the months when sextiles and trines are formed.
The increasing and decreasing Moon is also important in its monthly tran-
sit. The Moon is increasing in light from the time of its conjunction with
the Sun, or the New Moon, till it reaches its opposition or Full Moon. The
next two weeks it is decreasing in light--till it meets the Sun again at an-
These two phases of the Moon are very potent in affairs of the world of
men. The increasing Moon is the flood tide, strong forces for vigorous ef-
forts: "full speed ahead." The decreasing Moon, or ebb tide, is for
assimilating, absorbing, planning, preparing, meditating, contemplating the
past and that which is to come, etc.
There are three points to be taken into consideration in reading a horo-
scope: the radical chart as the face of the clock; the progressed planets
are the hour hand; and the daily transits, New and Full Moons, may be com-
pared to the minute hand, which tells the exact time of events. The pro-
gressed aspects alone will not act; there must be an exciting factor. The
transits act as the match that lights the fuse, and the transiting Moon with
its aspects and its lunations is the time-marker.
In order to consider transits for our boy, born in 1932, we will use the
1935 ephemeris. He will then be only three years old, so no progression ex-
cept the Moon is in force.
In January 1935 his progressed Moon in Leo is trine to radical Uranus in
Aries. As Uranus is afflicting the Moon in Radix, this trine will have
little beneficial effect, because the lunation on January 5, 1935 in 13:57
Capricorn is a partial eclipse and falls opposite the boy's natal Sun. This
is a time to use care and caution in his food and safeguard his health gen-
At the same time, January 6 and 7, Mars is transitting those degrees in
Libra, square to his radical Sun. Mars transits his 5th house, which con-
cerns his play and recreation. A square means, Be careful!
Another partial eclipse of the Sun is the lunation of February 3, 1935 in
13:55 Aquarius. This is conjunct his M.C. As his M.C. is trine the Part of
Fortune in Gemini, this transit should be beneficial to him through his par-
On April 3, 1935 the lunation in 12.48 Aries squares his radical Sun,
giving similar indications as the January eclipse.
Saturn at the same time transits in Pisces, opposition to the natal
Neptune indicating bowel trouble or possibly some hurt to his feet or limbs.
The New Moon of August 29, 1935 in 4:46 Virgo is conjunct the radical
Neptune--another short period of anxiety.
As the transiting Uranus in 5:30 Taurus is trine this same Neptune, he
may receive help and benefits from friends not only on the material plant,
but also from invisible sources such as beauty and harmony.
The transits of the other three major, or superior planets, Jupiter,
Uranus, and Neptune, are very important, especially affecting the houses,
which carry the signs they are in at the time.
Referring to the little table in Lesson 12, where the planets' daily mo-
tion and the duration of their stay in the signs is recorded, it is easy to
estimate how long the effect of these planetary forces will be in operation.
Jupiter, the great benefic, passes around the horoscope in 12 years--one
year in each sign; therefore its benign assistance brings blessings a good
deal oftener than the retarding influence of Saturn is felt.
Take the ephemeris for the year 1935. Check up on Jupiter; see in what
houses, it is transiting in the boy's chart. Jupiter is unafflicted in the
Radix, therefore we look for good effects, mostly. On January 8, 1935, and
again on September 7 and 8 Jupiter in Scorpio 18:05 from the 6th house makes
an exact trine to the radical Moon in Cancer. The delineation for this as-
"Jupiter trine Moon brings health, happiness, and financial benefit in
accordance with radical indications. If Jupiter retrogrades, it is not so
active (Jupiter does here), but the period of good is protracted by its re-
peated DIRECT passage over the good aspects."
On November 9, 1935, Jupiter enters Sagittarius, advancing--first, to a
sextile of Saturn Nov. 21:22; then to a trine of Mercury on Nov. 25; then to
a square of Neptune on December 5. Lastly an opposition to Mars on Dec. 17.
These two aspects are rather strong, coming as they do from ANGLES. Ju-
piter and Neptune are in the fourth house, Mars is in the first house in the
Radix. The transiting Jupiter in Sagittarius will be in the seventh house.
Possibly affecting the father in a business way.
Uranus stays seven years in every sign, so its sustained influence in the
houses is very long. The houses, you remember, have to do with material
conditions and environment, the signs with character--in a general way.
Uranus is the AWAKENER, the altruistic, humanitarian, but also the er-
ratic and iconclastic planet of sudden and unexpected happenings and
impulses--exciting the native to unusual and often strange conduct--if it is
much afflicted in the natal chart.
Uranus is square to the Moon in the Radix, therefore its transit through
the 12th house, that of sorrow and limitations, where it is placed in Aries
will last until the boy is about ten years old. We figure thus: Uranus en-
tered Taurus in June 1934; it will enter Gemini about 1941; then we reckon
the 4 degrees and 29 minutes of Gemini in the 12th house (Ascendant is
Gemini 4:29). Uranus travels 42 seconds per day or 4 degrees in a year.
So--around 1942 it will transit his Ascendant, passing into the first house,
and this time will mark some drastic changes in the organism, the mind, and
the home conditions.
To help the student become proficient in locating transiting aspects we
will tabulate those of Uranus. Its first aspect in 1935 is on May 17-18 in
2:52 Taurus, making square to an afflicted Saturn in Aquarius. A little
later, May 28-29, it squares Mercury in Leo. As Uranus retrogrades these
aspects are repeated October 29 in 3.26 Taurus, and November 12th in 2:52
Taurus. As the squares are to the 3rd and 9th houses, which govern travel,
we assume that care and caution should be exercised in this respect.
On June 10, and October 14, 1935, Uranus in 4:03 Taurus makes a sextile
to Venus in Cancer, which may bring gain and pleasure from the sociable Ve-
nus, strong in its own second house.
Neptune is the slowest of the nine planets, taking 165 years to travel
through the zodiac; so its transits of thirteen to fourteen years in the
same sign naturally will have a steady, long-drawn influence through the
house or houses it traverses.
It is comparatively easy to compute the position of Neptune Jupiter, Sat-
urn, and Uranus in coming years without an ephemeris, when we know their or-
bital motion. Having a starting point, for instance: Neptune entered Virgo
in September 1928. By adding 13-14 years we know it will come to Libra in
1942, to Scorpio in 1955-56, to Sagittarius in 1969, to Capricorn in 1983-84
and so on.
As Neptune advances about 2 degrees per year we approximate its position
in 1992, when the age of our subject is 60, to be about 18 degrees in Capri-
corn, which is in opposition to the radical Moon. The delineation reads:
"If Neptune is afflicted in the natal chart, these transits mark a period of
weird and uncanny experiences, mental and physical lassitude, etc."
The mission of Neptune, the plant of divinity, is to stir the feelings
and stimulate the mental faculties attuning them to the highest vibrations,
lifting the consciousness "unto purer spheres," impelling the native to find
his spiritual self, to blend and cooperate this with the personality, en-
abling him to lead (live) a practical, Christian life.
On the lower plane Neptune is subtle, chaotic, bringing out the
under-currents of trickiness and fraud. Very few, comparatively speaking,
can respond to the high cosmic rays of Neptune, but its purpose is to help
humanity forward on the spiral path of Evolution--that man may learn true
wisdom, to master himself, to assert his divinity, to foster brotherhood, to
acquire Creative Consciousness.
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