CHART NUMBER 15--THE PAINFUL PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT:
Woman born on June 12, 1897 at 6:25PM Long. 74W, Lat. 41N.
HOUSE POSITIONS: Midheaven/Virgo 28; 11th House/Libra 27; 12th House/Scorpio
20; Ascendant/Sagittarius 10; 2nd House/Capricorn 13; 3rd House/Aquarius 22.
PLANETARY POSITIONS: Venus/Taurus 9:33; Mercury/Taurus 29:43; Pluto/Gemini
13:25; Neptune/Gemini 20:05; Sun/Gemini 22:10; Dragon's Tail/Leo 6:57;
Mars/Leo 14:00; Jupiter/Virgo 3:26; Moon/Scorpio 25:22; Saturn/Scorpio
25:39R; Uranus/ Scorpio 25:59R
This woman was able to inspire and uplift all who listened to her music.
At times, however, she experienced uncontrollable passionate urges and went
through terrible periods of delirium and hallucinations with an inexplicable
fear of being raped and killed by some horrible "creatures" which she de-
scribed as invading her room on the nights of the full Moon.
We find the mental and spiritual mutable signs on the angles and their ru-
lers, Mercury and Jupiter, afflicted. This warns us that if difficulties oc-
cur, they will be of a nervous, mental, or spiritual nature. Note that the
Ascendant in Sagittarius is conjunct the fixed star Antares; this makes the
body more high-strung and sensitive to finer vibrations. Sagittarius has a
double nature. The archer aiming at the stars represents the noble side,
whereby the native chooses to follow the spiritual path and apply her will
to the pursuit of noble endeavors and aspirations. The animal side of the
centaur offers temptation in animalistic, sensual, and amoral directions. To
enter the right path one needs a good sense of discrimination and a strong
will. Acquiring such is the challenge confronting those born with mutable
signs prominent in their horoscopes.
Mercury, ruler of the nervous system and fluid, sense perception, and
thought process, is in the stubborn Taurus in the 6th House, heavily af-
flicted by a T-square. It is also in exact conjunction with the fixed stars
Pleiades. Such influence, similar to that of the conjunction of Antares to
the Ascendant, produces a highly sensitive nervous system. Mercury opposes a
triple conjunction of the visionary Moon, the negative Saturn, and the er-
ratic Uranus in Scorpio in the 12th house. Jupiter, in detriment in Virgo
in the 9th house, squares Mercury in Taurus and Moon, Saturn, and Uranus in
Scorpio. This shows a person who may have very little respect for the law
and may not know the difference between right and wrong, her rebellious
Spirit respecting no social rules but the one she makes up to suit her
Her desires can be quite passionate and violent when they express through
the square of Venus, dignified in the extravagant and obstinate Taurus in
the 5th house, to Mars in the ardent and excessive Leo in the 8th house. But
the Venus-Jupiter trine from the 5th to the 9th house, and the Sun-Neptune
conjunction in Gemini in the artistic 7th house, give her an extremely
refined and inspirational talent as a musician. The powerfully aspected
Neptune in one of the angular houses also shows an active Pineal Gland and
potential for conscious contact with the inner planes when properly trained.
Research in the Memory of Nature showed that this lady, during the mid-
dle ages, had been in the body as a man who entered the mystery school as a
minstrel. Minstrels were spiritual aspirants (and Initiates) similar to
those we find today on the path of light, who followed a life of service
and moral purity in the footsteps of Christ. They learned to decipher the
Mystery Teachings concealed in the esoteric rules of the music, poetry, and
drama which they practiced. Through the Law of Analogy, they were shown the
direct relationship between such rules and the Laws of Nature which they
were to follow. This of course was all theory until they went out in the
world to perform and test their skills and apply such laws on their own.
This was the great test in which many failed. Our native was one of those
who strove hard, but rather than transmuting the creative urge, he repressed
it to the point where temptation became too strong to resist. While
travelling in a band from city to city, he, in company with other weak
individuals, would leave the group. These minstrels misused their love songs
to lure innocent peasant girls into the woods and thus fulfill their
repressed urges. When threatened with denunciation by those they raped, some
of them murdered their victims. This, however, was not the case with our
Even though we may think we can make our own rules, break the Laws of
Nature when nobody watches, and get away with it, God is not mocked. We
eventually will have to pay in a future embodiment. This is exactly what
happened in the present lifetime, destiny caught up with him (now her). The
pain endured in purgatory between embodiments acts now as the haunting
voice of conscience; the sex elementals attracted by her unregenerated
thoughts and feelings, coupled with her very keen perception of the desire
world in this life, keep reminding her of the horrible things she did in the
past. This is destiny's way to make sure that she no longer will indulge in
degeneration, which is similar to suicide, while on the path of
It took her a long time to accept the idea that all of this was the
product of her own past actions, but when she did, she also followed the
advice of the Healing Department concerning her diet. She gradually
abandoned flesh foods and hot spicy dishes, and she witnessed rapid relief
from her passionate urges. Then she quit smoking and drinking and noticed
that her hallucinations did not appear any longer in connection with the
full Moons! She was so impressed by the "miracle" that she studied the
"Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception" and discovered that she could remove her
fears by cultivating noble aspirations, becoming more altruistic, developing
an optimistic temperament, sending regular prayers of gratitude to God,
following divine Laws, and living a life of purity, love and service to
After learning that there is no death, she tripled her efforts to live a
regenerate life to make up for past mistakes. She also realized that, along
with her musical talent, she had a divine gift by means of which she could
expel negative entities from any environment through her music. With her
knowledge of the Western Wisdom Teachings and her musical gift, she did won-
ders in a mental institution where she worked as an aid nurse. She was parti-
cularly effective with young girls suffering from obsession and other prob-
lems of a psychic or spiritual nature.
CHART NUMBER 16--A SPINAL INJURY:
Man, born on July 10, 1864 at 2:40 AM, Long. 89W, Lat. 44N.
HOUSE POSITIONS: Midheaven/Aquarius 26; 11th House/Pisces 28; 12th
House/Taurus 11; Ascendant/Gemini 23; 2nd House/Cancer 13; 3rd House/Leo 2.
PLANETARY POSITIONS: Uranus/Gemini 26:37; Mercury/Cancer 9:52; Venus/Can-
cer 16:00; Sun/Cancer 18:16; Moon/Virgo 28:18; Saturn/ Libra/11:49; Jupiter/
Scorpio 17:51R; Neptune/Aries 8:36; Mars/Taurus 1:06; Pluto/Taurus 13:02;
Dragon's Tail/Taurus 16:18.
In the spring of 1903, this man fell flat on his back after drinking too
much at a village fair. Six months later he fell again for the same reason,
and this time he could not get up. He was sent to the hospital, and the doc-
tor who diagnosed a sectioned spine told him he would have to "walk" in a
wheel chair for the rest of his life. The man totally rejected the doctor's
verdict and swore he would never see a doctor again. Then he started a long
quest for the miraculous cure that would save him. He went all over the
country and tried all the methods of healing possible. He made many changes
in his lifestyle, became a vegetarian, brought God back in his life, and or-
ganized information centers for those who, like him, were declared incurable
by the medical establishment. He inspired many by his optimism and deter-
mination to recover. But no one could help him walk until he wrote to the
Healing Department (of The Rosicrucian Fellowship).
The conjunction Sun-Venus-Mercury in Cancer in the 2nd house shows how
much he liked the good things in life. The trine to Jupiter in Scorpio in
the 6th house drew to him many helpers who loved his jovial nature. But the
stellium Sun-Venus-Mercury is also at the head of a T-square involving
Saturn exalted in Libra in the 5th house of pleasures and Neptune in Aries
in the 11th house of friends. Neither he nor his friends had any sense of
restriction. "Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die" seemed to have
been his philosophy until he fell in 1903. The T-square Neptune-Saturn-
Mercury indicates a malformation and potential degeneration of the bones and
nerves. The most vulnerable area is in the lumbar region, since restricting
Saturn is located in Libra. Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio in the 6th house
opposes Pluto in the 12th house in Taurus, indicating a great need for
regeneration. The afflictions of Venus, ruler of the 12th house, confirm
that his moral values need to be upgraded. Research in the Memory of Nature
indicates that a previous life of moral depravity had weakened the archetype
of the physical body. As a consequence, in this life the damaged archetype
produced weak bones and nerves.
In correspondence with the Healing Department, the patient was told of the
suspicion that he had fractured some lumbar vertebrae in his first fall and
broken them in his second fall. He was suspected also to have a hidden form of
Spina Bifida, a disease which cause the neural arches of the vertebrae--the
piece of bone that links the spinous process to the lateral processes be-
tween which the pairs of nerves exit from the spinal cord--to be weak or in-
completely formed. The spinal cord becomes a bundle of nerves called the
Cauda Equina around the 2nd lumbar vertebra. Among those are the femoral and
sciatic nerves which control the legs. It was assumed that the fall broke the
neural arches of one or several lumbar vertebrae. Then the spinous process was
pushed in and pinched the nerves of the Cauda Equina, thus stopping the nerve
impulses from going to the legs. By now the bones were repaired in their wrong
position. This meant surgery: breaking the bones again and reshaping them. A
good specialist was recommended in New York, and a few months later...a mira-
cle happened. The medical risks confirmed every word of the astrological
diagnosis. A young surgeon offered to perform the risky operation, and in six
months the man regained partial control of his legs. The nerves had degenerat-
ed, but the Invisible Helpers helped rebuild enough nerve tissue for him to
become independent, even though he had to use crutches until his last day.
At the time of the first fall, the progressed Midheaven (7:25 Aries) was
conjunct radical Neptune (8:36 Aries). An annular eclipse of the Sun on
March 29, 1903 had occured in conjunction with it (7:11 Aries) just a week
before the accident. Six months later the new Moon that opposed this eclipse
was also in eclipse, and this time a Total Eclipse of the Sun (27:01 Virgo)
conjoined the radical Moon (28:18 Virgo) and squared radical Uranus (26:37
Gemini). The second fall was decisive.
Nineteen years later, in the spring of 1922 and about a week before he
discovered the Healing Department, there was an annular eclipse of the Sun
(7:04 Aries) in conjunction with his radical Moon. This occured a few weeks
before he changed his mind and agreed to go to the doctor who was
recommended by the Healing Department. This decision finally brought the
recovery that rewarded his faith.
There is a natural phenomenon by which Eclipses occur in the same zodi-
acal degree every 19 years. Neptune represents the divine Intelligences who
guide humanity. The Moon in a man's horoscope signifies his health. Can we
recognize "destiny" using the health of this man as a tool to teach him a
vital lesson? During those nineteen years, this patient learned a lot about
right living, compassion, service, caring for others who suffer, selfless-
ness, and diet. Once he had made the necessary changes in his life, he was
led to the insightful astro-diagnosis and recommendations which made his
healing possible in God's own good time.
CHART NUMBER 17--NEGATIVE CLAIRVOYANCE:
Female, born on January 13, 1871 at 10:25PM Latitude 40N, Longitude 4W.
CUSPS OF THE HOUSES: Midheaven/Gemini 29, Cancer intercepted; 11th House/
Leo 4; 12 House/Virgo 4; Ascendant/Virgo 29:11; 2nd House/Libra 24; 3rd
POSITIONS OF THE PLANETS: Mars/Libra 4:27; Moon/ Libra 18:56; Saturn/Capri-
corn 3:27; Dragon's Tail/Capricorn 9:23; Sun/Capricorn 23:22; Venus/Aqua-
rius 2:08; Mercury/Aquarius 2:18R; Neptune/Aries 19:05; Pluto/Taurus 17:02;
Jupiter/Gemini 17:41R; Dragon's Head/Cancer 9:23; Uranus/Cancer 24:40R.
Here is the horoscope of a woman who has Virgo on the Ascendant, and
common signs on all four of the angles. Mercury, the life ruler is conjunct
with the lady Venus, in the humane sign Aquarius, showing a nature which was
most loveable and kindly, one who loved all and never suspected evil in
anyone; but, sometimes these trusting ones, who think everyone is as honest
as they themselves may come to a period in their lives when they too must be
tried. All who are on the path of spiritual endeavor must be tested as to
their strength of will, for God can advance only those who are strong and a-
ble to carry the burdens of backward humanity; hence, all who aspire to be-
come chosen ones must expect that the Teachers who take care of God's higher
work must try and try their aspirants. For the same reason that an athlete
must strengthen his physical muscle, so must the aspirant also strengthen his
Although this woman had common signs on the angles, which is an indication
of wavering and changing, still with the Sun in Capricorn conjoined to Venus
and Mercury the ideals were very high, and the danger lay in the adverse as-
pects to the Sun from cardinal signs; first, there are the squares to Sun of
Neptune and the Moon, then the opposition of Uranus. These are strong as-
pects, which being also in angles, were very hard to overcome. In addition,
the square and opposition aspects of the Moon with Uranus and Neptune from
the first, seventh, and tenth houses, is another dangerous configuration for
one to overcome who has common signs on the four angles.
This woman was "disturbed day and night" by entities from the Desire
World. Her first contact with these entities occurred after she had visited
and sat in a spiritualistic circle. From that time her life was made miser-
able by constant disturbances from these desire entities.
She has other aspects, however, which, when she made the effort, helped
her to overcome. Saturn is very strong in Capricorn its own sign, and Saturn
is also semisextile Venus and Mercury in Aquarius and sextile the progressed
Moon, 3:58 of Scorpio. The Sun is trine Pluto which is well placed in the
eighth house. These planetary positions and aspects led this woman to The
Rosicrucian Fellowship to ask for healing, which she received.
Let us see which of the planets were most liable to attract desire
entities to her. We find Uranus high in the tenth house and square both the
Moon and Neptune from angles and in cardinal signs: these three planets were
directly responsible for this trouble, especially with the Moon in close
opposition to Neptune, an aspect that will ever bring these influences. The
native should be cautious and follow the safe path, but the tendency of such
people is ever strong towards the investigation of the mysteries of nature,
and especially will they be apt to be attracted to spiritualistic seances,
because negaitve clairvoyance is shown by the adverse aspects of these very
CHART NUMBER 18--PARALYSIS:
Male, born on March 17, 1900 at 1:00 AM.
CUSPS OF THE HOUSES: 10th House/Libra 11; 11th House/Scorpio 8; 12th House/
Sagittarius 0; Ascendant/Sagittarius 19:22; 2nd House/Capricorn 25; 3rd"
POSITIONS OF THE PLANETS: Saturn/Capricorn 4:24; Mars/Pisces 12:51; Sun/Pi-
sces 26:12; Mercury/Aries 8:57R; Venus/Taurus 7:34; Pluto/Gemini 14:42; Nep-
tune/Gemini 24:15; Moon/Libra 5:39; Jupiter/Sagittarius 10:41; Uranus/Sagit-
tarius 12:29; Dragon's Head/Sagittarius 15:09.
This man has the energetic sign of Sagittarius on the Ascendant with Jupi-
ter, the life ruler, in its own sign in the 12th house, in conjunction with
the nervous and erratic Uranus. These two planets are also in conjunction
with the Dragon's Head which is of a Jupiterian nature. They are afflicted
by a square of Mars, from the sign Pisces, also a parallel of Neptune and
Saturn. With these afflictions of Jupiter ruling the arterial blood, in the
two Jupiterian signs, Sagittarius (hips) and Pisces (the feet), what may we
expect but that the arterial blood would be obstructed in the limbs? As the
action of Uranus is spasmodic, it shows that at certain times only does this
young man suffer with cramping of the motor nerves. But we find Saturn, the
planet of obstruction, strong in its own sign of Capricorn, ruling the
knees, afflicted by the square of the Moon from near the Midheaven, also by
the square of Mercury in Aries. As the joints of the body are largely ruled
by the sign of Capricorn, especially when Saturn is placed in this sign and
afflicted, we may expect a lack of power in and control of the lower part of
We find Neptune, the planet ruling the spinal canal and the spinal spirit
fire, square to the life-giving Sun. This aspect acts upon the body as a
disconnected wire would upon a telephone; there would be no response. The
vital fluids cannot flow freely through the spinal column; and the upper and
lower parts of the body may be likened to two disconnected wires. This boy
could not walk without support of crutches; but this affliction was very
slight until he reached the age of seven years when the progressed Moon
reached the conjunction of the radical Saturn; then he lost entire control of
We are told in Galatians, 6th chapter, 7th verse, that whatsoever a man
soweth, that shall he also reap. The question might be asked, "How could
this poor young man be held responsible for something that came upon him as
a baby?" We are told that this life is not all, that we have lived many
lives, and that we are born to parents with whom we have made ties in
previous lives. They are the instruments through which we are to receive our
lessons. As we look into the life of the poor soul we see this exemplified.
He has been attracted to parents who could give him a certain body, the
archetype of which he himself was the builder. We note in the horoscope that
the Moon is afflicted in the 9th house by the opposition of Mercury, and
Saturn is square to both Mercury and Moon, indicating a drunken father and a
nervous and neurasthenic mother.
May the poor boy born into this miserably afflicted body learn his les-
sons, as afflictions are to the soul what fire is to gold--a refiner. Surely
the experiences in this life will bring him much purification and soul
CHART NUMBER 19--A GRAND CROSS:
Woman, born on September 10, 1891; Long. 46N, Lat. 119W.
HOUSE POSITIONS: Midheaven/Virgo 3; 11th House/Libra 5; 12th House/Libra 29;
Ascendant/Scorpio 18:57; 2nd House/Sagittarius 19; 3rd House/Capricorn 25.
PLANETARY POSITIONS: Moon/Sagittarius 9:51; Jupiter/Pisces 12:31R; Neptune/
Gemini 9:04; Mars/Virgo 3:53; Venus/Virgo 15:37; Sun/Virgo 17:45; Saturn/
Virgo 20:06; Mercury/Virgo 22:35R; Uranus/Libra 29:08; Dragon's Tail/
When we observe so many afflictions in the horoscope of an individual we
wonder what kind of a life was lived in a previous embodiment to cause the
building of such a restricted and uncomfortable vehicle for the Ego to
function in this life. Oh, if we could only be impressed with the idea that
we are the makers of our own destiny, and that we are building at present
the "house" in which we will live in this life as well as in the ones to
come! If the builder of a physical house builds well and carefully he will
have the satisfaction of being comfortable in it. When we understand that
this bodily house is the Temple of the Living God, the Spirit within; when
we realize that we build it be every thought, feeling and action, we are
more inclined to learn how to build it right and provide for ourselves a
comfortable "home" in this life and the ones to come! When we waste our
mental faculties by frittering away our time, then we are not choosing
mental material for a heealthy and strong mind to think and create with, and
like this poor woman, we will suffer with fear, restlessness, and
We find this woman's chart to be rather disheartening. Virgo occupies the
Midheaven with Mars, Venus, Sun, Saturn and Mercury grouped in a stellium
forming a grand-cross with the other planets in the four angles. This is a
severe handicap to overcome. For instance, the progressive, dynamic Mars in
conjunction with the Midheaven, in Virgo, forms a T-square with Neptune
(higher mind) in Gemini in the 7th house which opposes the Moon (instinc-
tive mind) in Sagittarius in the 1st House. This indicates that mental
blocks may prevent her from cooperating with anyone who tries to help her.
Venus, the Sun, and Saturn are also posited in the 10th House, opposing
Jupiter in Pisces in the 4th house of home and family. This shows that her
domineering mind antagonizes those who are associated with her at home and
create emotional frustrations. This, in turn, arouses the desire nature to
indulge the appetites in various ways, with disastrous consequences for her
health. Venus and Sun in opposition to Jupiter produces physical weakness
through circulatory, liver and abdominal problems and causes her to tire ea-
sily. She also had difficulties with her lower limbs all her life.
We find, however, that the greatest affliction comes from Mercury in con-
junction with Saturn, elevated in its own sign Virgo and also retrograde.
This holds the mind tenaciously in bondage, and produces a supersensitive
mentality which does not forget nor forgive. as we may see, because she ne-
glected her mind in lives past, she has come back with a mind that is now a
handicap to her. She has always had the feeling that others were trying to
injure her and rebelled at the condition she herself was responsible for,
blaming it on those who loved her and desired to help her. With the Mercury-
Saturn affliction, her suspicious mind always brought her to mistrust any
effort which her relatives made in her behalf. Especially during the last
few years, she would not allow anyone to come near her for fear of being
poisoned. Patients who are partially restricted mentally are the most
difficult to help. It is only when the ego is free from the body in sleep,
that the Invisible Helpers can work on these patients. But when the ego
returns to consciousness and again takes up its daily routine, the stubborn
Saturn gets back in its restricting work, for with five planets in Virgo in
the 10th house such an individual is ruler over the entire family. Since the
members of the family want peace that must bow to her rule, else she makes
the home most uncomfortable for them.
CHART NUMBER 20--BLINDNESS:
Woman, born on October 4, 1865 at 10:33 AM; Long. 8E, Lat. 53N.
HOUSE CUSPS: Midheaven/Virgo 20; 11th House/Libra 19; 12th House/Scorpio 10
Ascendant/Scorpio 26; 2nd House/Sagittarius 28; 3rd House/Aquarius 10.
PLANETARY POSITIONS: Jupiter/Sagittarius 22:52; Moon/Aries 3:45; Neptune/A-
ries 9:20; Dragon's Tail/Aries 21:07; Pluto/Taurus 13:45; Uranus/Cancer 3:54;
Venus/Virgo 6:58; Mercury/Virgo 28:32; Sun/Libra 11:10; Mars/Libra 22:59; Sa-
This woman's chart tells us how, through her friends, she was wined and
dined, and also, how she herself entertained royally when she had the means
to do so. It was through this social life that she laid the foundation which
would later cripple her life. Many times she was encouraged to face the
truth about her empty life, but ignored the advice, pretending that she
needed her friends more than Truth. She became totally blind in her late
Mars, ruler of the Ascendant, in detriment in Libra is in conjunction with
Saturn. The Sun in fall in Libra and Mercury in its own sign of Virgo, both
elevated in the Midheaven, opposing the conjunction Moon-Neptune in Aries in
the 4th, form a T-square with Uranus in Cancer in the 8th house. Mercury also
receives a square from Jupiter dignified in Sagittarius in the 1st house.
These afflictions show the tremendous weakness of the nervous system and es-
pecially in the parts of the body ruled by Aries and Libra. We know that
Aries, the Sun, the Moon and Uranus (the latter controls the ethers, medium
of light transmission) rule eyesight. Uranus afflicted in Cancer explains
that devitalized foods and lack of sleep weakened her vital body. Mercury
afflicted in Virgo shows an unhealthy life style where unbalanced diet,
toxic drinks and smoke hampered the body with difficult digestion and poor
assimilation. With Sun and Mars afflicted in Libra her desire for rich spicy
food brought disastrous consequences on the kidneys which failed to purify
the blood from toxic waste. The blood then fed this waste to the vulnerable
organs of the opposite sign Aries, and, with time she became blind.
Let us study the eye and its mechanism. When a light ray reaches the eye
it is transformed by the various substances it passes through so that it may
properly be used by the body. When it touches the conjunctiva (tissue co-
vering the cornea) a fragment of the ray is reflected away from the eye. As
light crosses the cornea the highly charged etheric beam that carries the
photons (light particles) is slowed down and redirected toward the crystal-
line lens. Then it passes through the aqueous humor which absorbs most of the
etheric energy of the beam and sends it to the blood via the canal of schlemm,
saving this vital force for the body. The light vibration is further stepped
down by the focusing process in the crystalline eye lens. After this, the
softer light beam crosses the vitreous humor (between lens and retina) whose
very special structure acts like a polarizing filter and separates the pho-
tons from their supporting etheric beam before they hit the photoreceptors of
the retina. Their influence on the photoreceptors generates chemical reac-
tions that inform the brain via the optic nerve.
Mercury rules the optic nerve and retina in general, but the Sun, Uranus
and Neptune rule specific groups of cells. The Sun also rules the lens and
cornea, while the Moon controls both the vitreous and aqueous humors.
Since the different parts of the eye are nourished and maintained by the
blood, it is most vital to keep it clean with good kidneys. When toxic
blood goes to the eye, the aqueous humor loses its normal alkaline bal-
ance and can no longer absorb the above described highly charged etheric
beam, then instead of building the eye, light gradually burns it and
Spiritual vision is an extension of physical sight. There is a tiny canal
(canal of stilling) in the vitreous humor that extends in a straight line
from the blind spot (optic nerve) to the center of the lens and is filled
with a fluid similar to the aqueous humor. When we are concentrating, our e-
thers become highly charged and a beam of ether shoots through the center of
the optic nerve, passes through the canal of stilling, is polarized by the
lens and is projected out of the eyes. If the concentration is used to inves-
tigate the memory of nature this beam is focused upon the planetary reflect-
ing ether, then our one-pointed mind brings its vibration in harmony with
the 4th Region of the World of Thought, then the heart, through right
feeling lifts us up to the World of Life Spirit which is the true memory of
nature. The Life Spirit, the World of Thought and the higher ethers are
brought in unison by this process in a manner similar to the strings of a
piano when you depress the pedal and hit a low C string, then the other
octaves, middle C and high C resonate with it.
Of course this all sounds simple, but one must work many lifetimes to
attain the goal. Some of us DID start in the past and have attained some
measure of insight. You may want to go back to Chapter XX of "The Message of
the Stars" to discover the subtle indications of efforts made along these
lines in past lives as described by Max Heindel. Our patient did not
experience spiritual vision and even though she was sad about it, she did
not despair for Max Heindel left us an infallible method with seven
exercises in Chapter XVII of "The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception." She trained
herself with them and used most positively the last 15 years of her life in
total blindness. She prepared herself for her next life, and she said before
passing on: "Next time I will `Walk in the light as He is in the light'
whether I have eyes or not."
CHART NUMBER 21--COLON INFLAMMATION AND AUTO-INTOXICATION:
Male, born on November 4, 1882 at 11:49 PM; Long. 60W, Lat. 34S
HOUSE POSITIONS: Midheaven/Taurus 13; 11th House/Gemini 8; 12th House/Cancer
0; Ascendant/Cancer 24:24; 2nd House/Virgo 5; 3rd House/Libra 13.
PLANETARY POSITIONS: Moon/Virgo 8:43; Uranus/Virgo 22:05; Mercury/Libra
24:11; Sun/Scorpio 12:39; Mars/Scorpio 22:53R Venus/Sagittarius 19:55; Nep-
tune/Taurus 17:36R; Saturn/Taurus 23:27R; Dragon's Head/Scorpio 20:41;
Pluto/Taurus 29:35R; Jupiter/Cancer 0:54R
When this man contacted the Healing Department (of The Rosicrucian Fellow-
ship) he was complaining about abdominal and rectal pain. (He also com-
plained that he felt tired all the time and could not think or concentrate
for any length of time, reasons for his not being able to keep a job.) No
money, no food; he was in trouble!
His horoscope gives the watery sign of Cancer (the sign of least vitality
in the Zodiac) on the Ascendant, as well as on the cusp of the 12th house
with Jupiter exalted and retrograde, sextile to the Moon in Virgo. When the
12th house cusp and the Ascendant are found in the same astrological sign,
we have a clear indication that when the person is faced with the trials of
ripe destiny he will also be given a chance by the Lords of Destiny to step
upon the "straight and narrow of Light." When diagnosing, it is customary
to look at the 6th house (of health and sickness) and its ruler for the key
to the trouble. In this horoscope we have the sign of Capricorn on the cusp
of the 6th house, with its ruler, Saturn, in the 10th house in conjunction
with the Dragon's Tail, which is Saturnian in its influence. Saturn is also
conjunct Neptune in Taurus. These are all in opposition to Mars and the Sun
in Scorpio. The inflammatory Mars, strong in its home sign, has rule over
the colon and generative organs. This pernicious affliction is rendered more
devious by the subtle parallel of Neptune to the Sun, indicating a passional
nature which in adolescence found its outlet in the secret habit of
masturbation. This very detrimental habit hampers physical growth, depletes
the vitality, chokes the feelings and stunts the mentality.
Our young sensitive Scorpio, after developing irritation of the generative
organs through bad habits, would avoid going to the bathroom for as long as
he could to escape the pain. This started the process of auto-intoxication
that temporarily clogged his physical and mental health. Voluntary retention
of toxic waste is sure to bring more trouble than relief, and to understand
why, let us examine the digestive system as depicted in this horoscope.
Taurus begins the digestive tract. It rules the mouth, teeth, salivary
glands, pharynx, and upper part of the esophagus; it is also responsible for
the mechanical breaking down and liquefaction of food. The presence of Sa-
turn, Neptune, and Dragon's Tail explains why the patient would "gulp" his
food without chewing it. Mastication of the food is most important. It
breaks food into small components and mixes them with saliva, which starts
the preliminary phase of chemical transformation.
Cancer rules the lower esophagus, the stomach, the pancreas and upper part
of the liver; it is also responsible for the chemical separation and
transformation of food. The presence of the Ascendant, the 12th house, and
retrograde Jupiter in the 12th house tells us that he "dumped" in his
stomach large quantities of unmasticated food. The stomach is not designed
to chew but to mix with the gastric juices the food that has been liquefied
in the mouth. Therefore the food he "gulped" was only partially digested,
creating problems "further down the tube."
Virgo rules the Solar Plexus, the spleen, the lower part of the liver, and
the small intestine; it is also responsible for chemical neutralization
processes, selection and assimilation of digested nutrients. The presence of
the Moon and Uranus shows that unstable conditions of environment and
temperament produce improper assimilation. The square to Venus (venous
blood) explains that transfer of nutrients from the intestine to the veins
by exosmosis is limited, sporadic and erratic. This allows only a small
amount of the large food intake to be carried to the liver for storage via
the mesenteric and portal veins. Furthermore, the unmasticated chunks of
food slow down the normal flow through the small intestine, forcing more
water and toxins to be assimilated, drying up the feces, creating
constipation and intoxication.
Scorpio ends the digestive tract. It rules the large intestine, the
rectum, the anus, and the generative organs; it is also responsible for the
bacterial transformation of undigested material, and elimination of waste
material and the creation of new life out of decaying material. The presence
of both fiery Mars and Sun reveals the reasons of the inflammatory condition
and dehydration found in his colon. Dried out, unmasticated food from the
small intestine passes through the colon and is further slowed down,
fermentation and putrefaction take place and excretion becomes ever more
painful. The rectum becomes irritated, blood circulation in its veins is
interfered with and hemorrhoids ensue. Masturbation made it worse by
exciting the muscles and vessels of the anal region. Constipation alters the
normal balance of the bacterial colony in the intestine. These bacteria are
agents which extract any Life Ether left in the feces before excretion. This
Life Ether is then used by the generative and regenerative processes in the
body. Undigested food, meat, spicy exotic foods, and so-called aphrodisiacs
all carry an excess of the Ether which can overstimulate the generative
process. As his desire nature was not under control, self-abuse became very
hard to avoid.
Correspondence with the Healing Department helped this man to adopt a ba-
lanced vegetarian diet, to reduce his food intake and chew it thoroughly, to
appreciate and give thanks for it. In a few months he was back to normal. So
impressed by the results, he became a member (of The Rosicrucian Fellowship)
and married someone who helped him master his bad habits as he learned more
about Mr. Heindel's teachings on the sacredness of sex and procreation. He
was also helped mentally by the exercises of "concentration, observation,
and discrimination" as taught in "The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception," and
these reduced his job problems.
CHART NUMBER 22--AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASE:
ASTROLOGICAL DATA: Saturn/Aries 15; Venus/Aries 28; Mercury/Arires 28; Sun/
Taurus 0; Moon/Taurus 4; Pluto/Gemini 24; Neptune/Cancer 14; Jupiter/Virgo
5R; Uranus/Capricorn 21; Mars/Aquarius 7.
ASPECTS: Sun, Mercury, Venus, Moon all conjunct; Mars square both Sun and
Moon; Jupiter trine both Sun and Moon; Saturn square both Uranus and Neptune;
Pluto sextile Mercury, Venus and Sun.
DISPOSITORSHIP: Mars: Saturn, Venus, Mercury; Venus: Sun, Moon; Saturn:
Mars, Uranus; Mercury: Jupiter, Pluto; Moon: Neptune.
The hour of birth is not known. The patient is a 72 year old (in 1982) wo-
man who lives with her husband and has two grown children. She is a retired
electronic parts inspector. She has suffered from emphysema for 18 years and
has developed shortness of breath after smoking for 30 years. She was on
"Prednisone" for many years. This is a synthetic drug which works like the
adrenal hormone cortisone. It helps her breathe better, but over the years
the medicine contributed to the thinning of her bones. She has experienced
multiple compression fractures of several of her spinal vertebrae and lives
in continuous pain. Much of her day is spent breathing oxygen from a tank.
She has a history of arthritis and in recent years has lost sensation in her
hands and feet. Her mouth and eyes are dry due to inadequate saliva and
tears. She is frequently nervous and depressed and depends a lot on the pain
relieving medicine. Past hsopitalization revealed she had a stomach ulcer
and inflammation of the pancreas. She can be very pessimistic and every day
is a struggle.
The patient is an independent, impatient person who is struggling against
the limitations that she created in her body through wrong living. Mars and
Saturn bring conflict within her due to their afflictions, this being
further emphasized by their mutual reception. Mercury and Venus are both in
combust conjunction with the Sun. Born at the New Moon, both Sun and Moon
square Mars in the fixed signs. It seems as if the plan for this lifetime
points towards the taming of Martial energy. As is always the case one is
one's own worst enemy and the untamed martial fire is destructive. As she
applied it against her own body, so much self-destructive attitude results
in intense pain at present. The greater the fire the greater the pain.
Spiritual understanding of the purpose of limitations and learning how to
express martial energy positively, with more altruism, could greatly help
relieve her suffering.
Her disease is not fully understood from the medical viewpoint. She
appears to have an auto-immune disease which is destroying her sensory
nerves, lachrymal and salivary glands. Her saliva is thick and foamy while
her eyes are dry and very uncomfortable. She underwent cataract surgery. It
is thought that white blood cells called lymphocytes cause inflammation and
destruction of the salivary and lachrymal glands: the disease is known as
Another feature of her condition is a complication of the use of
Prednisone, a Jupiterian medicine which suppresses inflammation. When used
in high doses over a prolonged period of time it may cause thinning of the
bones and skin. But the body adjusts its balance to the extra dose of
hormone and when Prednisone is reduced or stopped symptoms such as shortness
of breath and increase of inflammation appear.
It is possible that someone will bring her some understanding of the Law
of Cause and effect and show how she created her own disease by breaking the
Laws of Nature. At the appropriate time her spirit will depart from her body,
giving her the opportunity to review life and help her understand what went
wrong. Then she will prepare a new body suitable for next life of experience
when she will strive to correct the present mistakes and generate more har-
mony for herself and others.
CHART NUMBER 23--A LIFE OF TORMENT:
Woman, born on December 17, 1985 at 5:30 AM; Long. 117W, Lat. 34N.
SIGNS ON CUSPS: Midheaven/Virgo 20; 11th House/Libra 20; 12th House/Scorpio
15; Ascendant/Sagittarius 7:29; 2nd House/Capricorn 9; 3rd House/Aquarius
PLANETARY POSITIONS: Mercury/Sagittarius 12:22R; Sun/Sagittarius 25:07; Moon/
Capricorn 19:26; Jupiter/Capricorn 25:36; Dragon's Head/Capricorn 25:41;
Venus/Aquarius 10:43; Uranus/Pisces 21:40; Pluto/Cancer 14:03R; Neptune/Leo
24:41R; Saturn/Scorpio 21:21; Mars/Scorpio 22:51.
This woman was born in the most undesirable environment; her mother, a
prostitute, was too busy to give her any kind of education and as a conse-
quence the girl had no sense of discrimination and no moral values. Around
the age of 13 she became a prostitute herself and her life turned into a
nightmare. Syphilis, abortions, witchcraft, jail, despair, suicide, cancer
and finally death were part of her ordeal. Of course, we may shiver at the
load that some of these souls bring upon themselves from previous lives. It
is evident that the unrestrained use of the creative function is the "sin a-
gainst the Holy Ghost," and right use of this sacred force must be learned
through pain and sufering. With the Sun, Mercury, and the Ascendant in Sa-
gittarius we have the challenge of the lower natures represented by the Cen-
taur, fighting with the Higher Self represented by the archer shooting his
arrows skyward. In the present case the animal side has full control and
prevents the higher side from expressing itself. Common signs on the angles
tell of the tremendous need to develop will power to overcome the passions.
The square Sun-Uranus from the first to the fourth house breeds pride and
selfishness which attract to her the spirits of sensuality. On the other
hand, Mars conjunct Saturn in the twelfth house in Scorpio square to Nep-
tune retrograde in Leo in the ninth house explains how her deep passions and
perverted life drew to her the sex elementals that obsessed her until her
death. Her frantic quest for security and money impelled by Pluto in Cancer
opposing Moon conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn in the second-eighth house axis
lured her into prostitution around the time of puberty.
Parents who give birth to children have the enormous spiritual responsibi-
lity of giving them the spiritual food and education that will make them
strong in spite of circumstances. Max Heindel (in "Principles of Child
Training") laid the basic principle when he said that man evolves in cycles
of seven years during which different methods would answer different needs.
In the course of the first septenary cycle ruled by the Moon (age 0 to 7)
the physical body is born. The child discovers himself and imitates all he
sees; therefore the best of examples must be provided by the parent. After
the first set of teeth has fallen the age of reason comes with the second
septenary cycle, ruled by Mercury (age 7 to 14) when the Vital Body is born.
The memory and first reasoning faculties bring many questions and much agi-
tation. The child needs discipline. Good health habits should be taught and
developed, education on the sacredness of the sex function and the creative
force should be given then, for they will be of much value in the next and
most vulnerable phase. The third septenary cycle ruled by Venus (age 14 to
21) starts with puberty, the awakening of thhe creative force, and the birth
of the Desire Body bringing the impetuosity of adolescence. The mind is born
only at the next cycle and cannot control the desires so this period brings
many emotional ups and downs and more than ever the adolescent needs the sup-
port, sympathy, understanding, and compassionate guidance of his elders to
prevent him from falling into the many traps that stand in front of his inex-
During this phase the creative force which should not be misused nor exer-
cised, is utilized by the Ego to build the link between the Desire Body and
the Mental Body with the third part of the Silver Cord. As this Cord is
being built it also bridges the major Ductless Glands which are said to be
Spiritual Centers of the body, the seven roses upon our living cross. Sex
and drug experiences during the period are the most devastating because they
interfere directly with the building of a strong bridge between the finest
vehicles, and prevent proper connection with the spiritual centers. At the
same time they rob the person's creative energy normally used to build the
brain and guiding mind which will be born in the next cycle. A weak bridge
will make for people who will not respond to the higher spiritual vibrations
of the Aquarian Age, people who will have mental difficulties later in life,
and people who will be a burden upon society due to their deficient
We said previously that man evolves in cycles of seven years. The first,
ruled by the Moon, the second, ruled by Mercury, and the third, ruled by
Venus, correspond to the birth of the physical body, the vital body, and the
desire body respectively.
The fourth septenary cycle (21 to 28), ruled by the Sun, brings the birth
of the mind. One reaches the age of majority and takes on responsibilities.
This cycle is the time to leave home and family and start on one's own, for
now the four vehicles are born and "operational."
With the fifth septenary cycle (28 to 35), ruled by Mars, serious life
starts. A new phase is introduced in the physical body, as are also changes
in the Chemical Ether.
The sixth septenary cycle (35 to 42), ruled by Jupiter, brings expansion
of consciousness. We enter a new phase for the vital body: specifically, the
Life Ether gives us an abundance of energy.
The seventh septenary cycle (42 to 49), ruled by Saturn, is life's culmi-
nating point. Special work on the desire body helps to overcome the emo-
tional challenges of that cycle, increasing our efficiency.
The eighth septenary cycle (49 to 56), starts over again the sevenfold
planetary rulership: it is ruled by the Moon. A new dimension opens up for
the mind, giving us, during this important cycle, the greatest
potentialities: a seven year plateau before the slowing down process of the
Let us now look at the chart and see how this information can be used. It
will be of interest to realize that the septenary archetypes may be shorter
or longer than seven years since they vary with each individual. You may
wonder why that is and how it works. The Moon gives us the clue. By
progression, the Moon completes a cycle around the zodiac in about 28 years.
During that time, the Moon goes through four phases of about seven years
each. Take this horoscope and locate the Moon at 19:26 Capricorn. Draw a
line to the opposite point at 19:26 Cancer, and another perpindicular to it
from 19:26 Aries to 19:26 Libra. Your astrological wheel now has 4 equal
segments. It takes the Moon about seven days to cover one segment, and by
precession seven years. Each time the progressed Moon reaches another
segment, a new septenary cycle starts. The speed of the Moon is not
constant; it may travel between 11 and 15 degrees each day. Therefore a
septenary cycle may be shorter or longer than seven years, depending on the
speed of the Moon.
At her birth (December 17, 1925), Moon at 19:26 Capricorn), her physical
body and the positive pole of her Chemical Ether were born. This first
septenary period is ruled by the Moon. By April 1931, the progressed Moon
reached 19:26 Aries, squaring natal Moon. She was six and a half years old;
she started to lose her first set of teeth. She had reached the age of
reason, the second septenary cycle ruled by Mercury. Her vital body and the
positive pole of the Life Ether were born. She was asking many questions
concerning the creative force, pregnancy, conception, and the creative
organs, and her exasperated mother (a prostitute) would finally give her
physical demonstrations in answer to her questions. By the fall of 1938 she
had her first sexual experience. The Moon was progressing in conjunction to
Pluto in the 8th house; she was not yet 13 years old.
When the progressed Moon reached 19:6 Cancer, opposing natal Moon, she
reached puberty and had her first period in April, 1939. She was 13 and a
half. She had entered her third septenary cycle ruled by Venus. The desire
body and the positive pole of the Light Ether were born. At that time she
needed the greatest moral support to help control the impulses of her desire
nature, but her mother died. She became a prostitute to survive. She had two
abortions: one in the winter of 1941 and the other in the summer of 1944,
leaving deep psychological scars. In October 1946, she was close to 21. The
progressed Moon reached 19:6 Libra, squaring the natal Moon. Her concrete
mind and the positive pole of the Reflecting Ether were born; she then
possessed her four vehicles and could start controlling her destiny. She
tried to assume her own responsibilities and got a job with friends to get
away from prostitution. By the summer of 1949, however she ended up in jail
falsely accused of murder. This, of course, was a blessing in disguise, for
while in jail soemone gave her the address of The Rosicrucian Fellowship and
she wrote for help.
During the 16 years she spent on the healing list, she fought the
philosophy of regeneration. She felt sex was a natural thing to practice and
that no one should restrict it under any circumstances because, she claimed,
it is the most important biological function of the universe. She reasoned
that restricting it to a few procreative acts did not justify the function.
She could not understand why God would go through the trouble of creating
such elaborate creative organs and functions if they are to be used only 3
or 4 times in a lifetime. This did not match the rest of our bodily
functions, which are performed hundreds and thousands of times from birth to
death. Her mind was blocked, and she dismissed anything religious,
philosophical, or occult because she could not feel its reality, either from
within or from without.
Through regeneration we conserve the creative force within; then we lift
it to the brain and larynx and by so doing cause many things to happen. Here
are a few examples: 1) the raising of the unused sex force gradually builds
the second, or etheric, spine, which will sustain the spiritual creative
organ of the coming New Age--the etheric larynx--with which we are to speak
the "lost word" again; 2) we also build that etheric larynx; 3) we gradually
alter the functioning of our brains and awaken conscious activity in the
right hemisphere; 4) we strengthen the silver cord, creating a better link
between the various seed-atoms and their respective invisible vehicles,
allowing us to learn to become better "centered"; 5) we awaken our
"spiritual sensors" located in the ductless glands--the spiritual centers of
the vital body--and become more receptive to the finer and more spiritual
vibrations that surround us all the time; 6) the high vibrations of the
transmuted sex force create a bridge of light in the third ventricle of the
brain between the Pituitary Body and the Pineal Gland, opening our sixth
sense, and the various ESP experiences thus created are the first signs of
our conscious conquest of the inner planes; 7) provided we live pure,
altruistic, and selfless lives, we also can come in contact with the
"eternal now," the Memory of Nature, or read the aura, feelings, and
thoughts of others, not for mere curiosity, of course, but to help or heal
and do many other wonderful things.
Even though she could not accept these ideas, she continued writing to The
Rosicrucian Fellowship in order to argue, thinking she might convince them
in the end! She did not, and even if it appears that she was not convinced
either, they planted a seed that will bloom in God's good time. We also know
that the conversation continued on the inner planes at night with the
Invisible Helpers, and we are sure that she received, there, the education
that she did not get when she was a child. Even if the desired results did
not manifest in this lifetime, time was not wasted trying to help her. The
efforts on her behalf will bear good fruits when she returns in a coming
incarnation. No effort ever is wasted, and it always pays to do good to
One of the greatest lessons we learn, when engaged in spiritual healing,
is that we always can do something positive for the worst case. We are not
allowed to give up our efforts to help, for we plant the seed and we water
it. God giveth the increase in His own good season. God works in mysterious
ways. As long as there is life there is hope. The Invisible Helpers, who
learn the secret of the Word to repair the vital body at night under the
wise guidance of the Elder Brothers, can restore or reconstruct any part of
the body that is damaged or destroyed. This can happen only if the patient
has made the necessary spiritual adjustment to prevent the problem from
happening again--that is, if the lesson has been learned. That explains why
so many people do not get notable results: the lesson has not yet been
This native's horoscope shows great spiritual potential, with Sun,
Mercury, and Ascendant in Sagittarius, a strongly aspected Uranus, an
elevated Neptune in the 9th house trine the Sun! Why did she not respond
During gestation, the negative pole of the silver cord is constructed by
the Recording Angels and the incoming Ego. After birth the positive pole is
brought to bear and matures in cycles of seven years. Since the silver cord
is the link between the various vehicles of the Spirit, the greatest care
must be given to the upbringing of the child so that he later may respond
positively to the spiritual impulses of the Higher Self. From birth to the
age of reason, the etheric segment of the silver cord is being constructed.
It is completed at the time the vital body is born (around seven), to mature
during the next seven years. From the age of reason to puberty, the second
segment of the cord, made of desire stuff, is constructed from the liver to
the solar plexus. Its completion marks the birth of the desire body (around
fourteen), which also matures during the next seven years. From puberty to
majority, the third and most important segment, made of mind stuff, is
developed. It becomes operational at the birth of the mind at age twenty-
one. It reaches ripening maturity at around twenty-eight years of age, when
the individual is fully grown and serious life starts.
We will draw our attention to the difficult period of growth between pu-
berty and majority, for this represents a very delicate phase of human
development. As the third segment of the silver cord, made of delicate mind
stuff, is carefully constructed, it slowly grows from the seed atom of the
mind located at the root of the nose, where the Spirit has its seat. Then,
guided and strengthened by the unused sex force of the adolescent, it passes
between the Pineal Gland and the Pituitary Body in the third ventricle of
the brain. From there it follows its path downwards, connecting the Thyroid
Gland, the Thymus Gland, the Spleen, the Adrenals. At age twenty-one it fi-
nally ties in with the second segment of the silver cord in the seed atom of
the desire body in the great vortex of the liver. It then matures during the
following seven years.
This connection between the seed atom of the mind and that of the desire
body is of paramount importance because it links the ductless glands in a
chain that eventually can be used by the Higher Self (Will) via the mind
voluntarily to control and attune the three-fold body so that Initiation may
take place. It is very important that the child be prepared for the
challenges of adolescence during the preceding septenary cycle (seven to
fourteen) with a sound moral education. When the desire body is born, it
cannot yet be controlled by the unborn mind. Emotional impulses and pressure
from others can bring moral problems with serious spiritual consequences.
Adolesceents should not be using the creative force for sex at that stage,
because it is very much needed to build a strong mind and silver cord to
create a good strong link between the seed atom of the mind, the ductless
glands (which are man's spiritual centers), and the other seed atoms.
If such a strong link is established during a healthy, moral adolescence,
the Spirit, after age twenty-one, can control via the mind the secretion of
hormones by the ductless glands and alter the composition of the blood (vehi-
cle of the Spirit) to fit it for greater intellectual, cultural, and spiritu-
al development. Under these conditions, the person will respond positively to
adequate methods of spiritual development. On the contrary, if such a link
is poorly established, due to sex and drug abuses during adolescence, the
third segment of the silver cord is very weak. The link with the ductless
glands is fragile, and the mind, which should act as a break on the impulse
of the desire body, remains ineffective to a great extent. Strong feelings
and desires overstimulate the lower glands and modify the composition of the
blood, enabling the passionate nature slowly to take over the temperament.
This further hinders mental development, and the person has a hard time
responding to the higher and nobler impulses of the Spirit, sent through the
This is why our patient could not accept the philosophy of regeneration
that was presented to her and would not consider controlling her moral life.
Her personality and desire nature were somewhat separated from her higher
nature and mind because she did not receive a moral education as a child and
she became a prostitute as a teenager. By wasting her vital creative force
through amoral practices, she interfered with the development of her mind,
silver cord, and ductless glands. Had she chosen a different way of solving
her financial problem at her mother's death, she would not have robbed
herself of the potential spiritual development that her horoscope offered.
Even though she was hardly responsible for choosing the easy way out,
nothing is predestined; we all have free will. It is better to make a
mistake than not to do a thing when we are challenged by destiny. The Law of
Cause and Effect will guide her next life toward right living.
A MEDICAL ASTROLOGY PRIMER:
Great Mandala: Mars in Aries; Venus in Taurus; Mercury in Gemini; Moon in
Cancer; Sun in Leo; Mercury in Virgo; Venus in Libra; Mars in Scorpio;
Jupiter in Sagittarius; Saturn in Aquarius; Jupiter in Pisces.
Before proceeding with further analysis of individual patients, let us
examine some of the concepts of medical astrology so that we may become
better attuned to the spiritual purpose of these studies.
The natal horoscope is a symbolic picture of a human being's rebirth into
the material world. The Ego brings into rebirth personality traits,
interests, talents, limitations, and degrees of understanding and self-
control which uniquely reflect the experience of past lives. Man's present
evolution utilizes a four-fold body as the vehicle in which man's three-fold
spirit acquires experience.
A natal horoscope has multiple levels of meaning. On one level we look for
correlations between the birth chart and the person's physical characteris-
tics. A planet in a particular sign correlates with strengths or weakness
of the physical structures which the sign is said to rule. The sign on the
Ascendant gives a clue to the physical appearance of the person.
The energy of the person and relative function of the bodily organs are
not only dependent upon the anatomic structure but also reflect the vital
forces which flow through the organs. We recognize that these are the
functions of the vital body. Thus a second level of analysis of the natal
chart involves an assessment of the person's vitality. The twelve signs
represent a spectrum of life energy.
Compare the relative energies of fire and water signs. Compare the
relative energies of cardinal, fixed, and mutable signs of the same element.
Similarly the planets in the chart symbolize a spectrum of vital energy.
The next level of analysis of a natal chart involves the desire nature of
the person. The planets are associated with various human emotions as
indicated in these familiar examples: dignified Sun, cheerful Venus,
melancholy Saturn, optimistic Jupiter, and discordant Mars. The sign
placement and aspects of the planets give clues to the person's emotional
development. What planetary aspects would you expect to find in the chart of
an unhappy person who encloses himself in a shell of fear and gloom? What
pattern might you find in the chart of an angry, impulsive person who
alienates his or her associates? In these instances what kind of emotional
growth would help each person overcome these problems?
An important part of astro-analysis is the assessment of the mental devel-
opment of the person whose chart we study. The pattern of the Moon helps us
understand the person's reflective mind. Thought shaped by customs, feel-
ings, memories, and imitation are associated with the Moon. The pattern of
Mercury indicates a person's mode and capacity for reasoning and communicat-
In evaluating a natal chart we need to ask ourselves what planets and as-
pects constitute the major focus in the person's life. What planets are
highlighted by sign position, aspects, and rulership? What planets are
minimally active? In the great mandala above, the planets Uranus, Neptune,
and Pluto have been purposely omitted. This is to remind us that these
cannot be considered prominent in the personal lives of men and women at the
present time. The lessons taught by the lower octave planets Venus, Mercury,
and Mars need to be mastered before the spiritual qualities of these outer
planets can be properly expressed.
After examining the details of a chart we should try to create a compre-
hensive picture which integrates the component parts. We may ask ourselves
how the pattern in the natal horoscope serves the needs of the three-fold
Spirit born at that moment. What opportunites has the Ego been given to
express its free will? Why is it improper to use the chart to make
predictions about the person's future health and illnesses?
Medical astrology is a blending of science and religion. It gives us in
sight into the spiritual purpose of rebirth and each man or woman's plan for
evolution in the present life. Think of how remarkable it is that a given
planetary aspect can simultaneously represent a physical structure, a
biological function, an emotional pattern, and a spiritual lesson.
As a first step in studying the relationship between the signs of the
zodiac and human anatomy, we will divide the body into twelve areas, each
represented by a major anatomic structure: Aries-head; Taurus-throat;
Gemini-lungs; Cancer-stomach; Leo-heart; Virgo-intestines; Libra-kidneys;
Scorpio-genitals; Sagitttarius-hips; Capricorn-knees; Aquarius-ankles;
Each region of the body consists of complex tissues including nerves, mus-
cles, membranes, skin, blood, and bone. Each region has a different
function, yet each is constructed from the same building blocks. In Part One
we studied various levels of meaning in the analysis of a natal horoscope.
Similarly, the astro-analysis of human anatomy is understandable when we
consider various levels of association between signs, planets, and the human
In what was do opposite signs serve similar functions? Pisces rules the
feet; Virgo rules the hands. Aquarius rules the ankles; Leo rules the
wrists. Capricorn rules the knees; Cancer rules the elbows. Sagittarius
rules the hips; Gemini rules the shoulders. The creative force of the
genital organs and the lower spine, ruled by Scorpio and Libra, is reflected
in the development of the larynx and the brain ruled by the opposite signs
Taurus and Aries.
How do the anatomic structures ruled by the four cardinal signs work toge-
ther? The functioning of the brain (Aries) is essential for life in the ma-
terial world. The brain's metabolism depends upon glucose derived from in-
gested food. Man's awareness of hunger is associated with the function of the
stomach (Cancer). The kidneys (Libra) serve an important role in maintaining
the proper concentration of water, salts, and other metabolic products in
the body. Waste products are eliminated and essential nutrients are retained.
The skin (Libra and Capricorn) contains sweat glands which, like the kidney,
have the capacity to excrete fluid. The skin provides the body with a protec-
tive coating which holds in body fluids. By secreting sweat the skin plays
an important role in regulating body temperatures.
When one sees how the brain, stomach, kidneys, and skin each contribute to
the maintenance of bodily function, it should not be surprising that disease
in one area may be manifested by symptoms in another, it should not be sur-
prising that disease in one area may be manifested by symptoms in another.
Abnormal eating habits (Cancer) which overload the body with waste products
can result in eczema of the skin (Capricorn). Renal failure (Libra) can lead
to the state of impaired brain function known as coma (Aries). A person with
diabetes mellitus has high concentrations of sugar in the blood due to an
insufficient production of insulin by the pancreas (Cancer) and habits of o-
vereating (Cancer). In response to the high blood sugar the kidneys (Libra)
excrete large amounts of sugar in the urine. The diabetic patient is subject
to skin infections (Libra, Capricorn) and can develop impaired vision from
deposits in the retinas of the eyes.
Organic functions associated with the fixed and mutable signs are as
follows: Taurus-thyroid; Gemini-respiration; Leo-liver; Virgo-assimilation;
Scorpio-colon; Sagittarius-arterial system; Aquarius-blood; Pisces-lymph.
"The Sun contains in itself all the inherent powers and qualities special-
ized in other planets, and the planets abstract from the Sun certain proper-
ties and transmit them to the Earth Sphere in modified form." (H. L. Cor-
nell, "Encyclopedia of Medical Astrology.") This quotation should help us
think about the relationship of the planets to life on Earth. In what ways
does man resemble the Sun? Max Heindel in "Simplified Scientific" has
given us concise definitions of the spiritual relationship between the pla-
nets and man:
SUN: Man's highest spiritual aspect, the Divine Spirit whose faculty is Will.
VENUS: Intuition and Imagination, Love, the cementing influence in the life
whereby we are attracted to others for mutual benefit.
JUPITER: Man's Human Spirit, whose faculty is abstract thought.
MARS: Outgoing energy of the lower nature, the Desire Body, the passional and
emotional aspect of man.
SATURN: The seed-atoms of man's lower vehicles, wherein are stored the expe-
rience of all past lives.
MOON: The symbol of the Vital Body. Together with the Ascendant, denotes the
formation of the physical body.
MERCURY: The lower concrete mind, a vehicle for the expression of other pla-
The first correlation we make between the planets and human anatomy is the
relationship between the planets and the organs associated with the signs
which the planets rule:
SUN: heart (Leo)
MOON: stomach (Cancer)
JUPITER: Arterial system (Sagittarius), fibrin of blood (Pisces)
SATURN: skin, connective tissue (Capricorn), circulation of the blood (Aquar-
VENUS: throat (Taurus), kidneys (Libra)
MARS: head (Aries), genitals, colon (Scorpio)
MERCURY: lungs (Gemini), small intestines (Virgo)
Each planet is associated with one of the major types from which the human
body is constructed:
Sun-blood; Moon-serous and mucous membranes; Jupiter-arteries; Saturn-bones;
Venus-veins; Mars-muscles; Mercury-nerves.
How do you think an afflicted planet in a particular sign can affect the
Each planet rules specific molecules which contribute to the biochemical re-
actions of the body:
Sun-oxygen, protein; Moon-water; Jupiter-fat, glycogen; Saturn-carbon, cal-
cium; Venus-sugars; Mars-hemoglobin; Mercury-nerve fluid (ether).
The planets rule various processes which involve the alteration and meta-
bolism of cells:
Sun-Structural change (genetic); Saturn-stenosis, narrowing; Jupiter-
hypertrophy, enlargement; Moon-secretion; Venus-retrogressive
metamorphosis (degeneration); Mercury-irritation and periodicity.
The placement of a planet in a particular sign has influence over the planet-
ruled tissue in the parts or organs ruled by the sign. For example, the
placement of each planet in Leo affects the heart as shown:
Sun-structure of the heart; Moon-function of the heart (vitality); Jupiter-
right atrium, arteries; Saturn-left atrium, endocardium; Venus-veins of
heart, aorta; Mars-heart muscle; Mercury-nerves of heart.
CHART NUMBER 29--HYPERTENSION:
Female, born on January 28, 1922. Time of birth unknown.
POSITIONS OF THE PLANETS: Saturn/Libra 7:00R; Jupiter/Libra 19:00;
Mars/Scorpio 19:00; Venus/Aquarius 5:00; Moon/Aquarius 13:00;
ASPECTS: Sun conjunct Venus; Sun conjunct Moon; Moon conjunct Venus; Mars
square Moon; Jupiter trine Moon; Saturn trine Venus; Saturn trine Sun;
Saturn trine Moon; Mercury unaspected
COMPLAINTS: This woman has moderate hypertension and is subject to headaches.
Her blood pressure has been as high as 210/110. Her past history includes a
stomach ulcer, inflammation of the pancreas, and anemia. Her physician has
given her medicine for hypertension, pain, and nerves.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: How might we begin to analyze her chart? The planets
are distributed in three signs, Libra. Scorpio, and Aquarius. First we
examine the anatomic rulership of these signs: Libra: kidneys, adrenals; by
reflex, head. Scorpio: generative organs, colon; by reflex, neck, lower back
of head Aquarius: circulation of the blood; by reflex, heart
Next we review the tissues ruled by the planets:
SUN-blood; VENUS-veins; MERCURY-nerves; MARS-muscles; MOON-serous and mucous
membranes; JUPITER-arteries; SATURN-skin, vaso-constrictor nerves in skin
To complete the anatomic analysis we examine the planetary and sign ruler-
ship of the body parts cited in the patient's complaints:
Head: Aries, Mars, Taurus, Venus (lower back of head).
Stomach and Pancreas-Cancer, Moon.
Circulation of blood in the tissues: Aquarius, Saturn.
How does the pattern in the chart correspond to the patient's complaints?
High blood pressure has multiple causes. Excess fluid and salt, constriction
of blood vessels, the increased output of blood by the heart, impaired
kidney function, hormonal imbalance, and nervous tension are some of the
factors which contribute to elevated blood pressure. In this case there are
four planets in Aquarius which potentially affect the circulation, one of
which is the Moon afflicted by Mars. Saturn in Libra suggests the
possibility of weakened kidney function. The long term results of
hypertension include damage to the heart and kidneys, something which one
would like to prevent.
Headaches, like hypertension, are caused by many factors. Headaches due to
muscular tension, lack of sleep, eye strain, and arthritis of the neck are
commonly observed. Hypertension, unless very sever, does not usually cause
headaches. Here the pattern probably responsible for headaches is the af-
flicted Mars ruling the head and potentially affecting the neck and occi-
pital region by its reflex position in Scorpio.
The past history of pancreatitis and a stomach ulcer is consistent with
the affliction of the Moon by Mars. Anemia can be related to bleeding from
the ulcer and possibly excess menstrual bleeding. (Mars in Scorpio square
EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL ASTRO-ANALYSIS: There are three important patterns
that can be seen in this chart: 1) a stellium (two or more planets in
conjunction) in Aquarius ruled by a retrograde Saturn; 2) Mars dignified in
Scorpio square the Moon in Aquarius; and 3) unaspected Mercury in Aquarius.
The grouping of the Sun, Venus, and the Moon together in Aquarius suggests a
need to activate the expression of Will, Imagination, and Love in this
life. Saturn awaits this fulfillment. One has the choice of remaining aloof,
alone with consequential frustration and gloom, or expanding one's horizons
in the spirit of friendship (Aquarius). Mars in Scorpio square the Moon in
Aquarius suggests a personality with strong emotions and unfulfilled energy.
The chart alone does not reveal whether emotions are suppressed or
uncontrollably expressed. The expression of sexual energy may be a matter of
concern in this woman's life.
The unaspected Mercury in Aquarius indicates a new beginning in the mental
development of this person. This woman has an opportunity to develop a
greater capacity for reason and communication. Growth in this area would be
benefical in directing a positive expression of emotions. What strengths
might she apply to her own growth?
CHART NUMBER 25--ALCOHOLISM & ASTHMA:
COMPLAINTS: A 39 year old man is seeking help for his problem with asthma.
He is not under a physican's care, nor is he taking medication for it. In
1970, at a time when he drank alcohol, he had bleeding from the esophagus as
a result of alcohol-induced liver damage (esophageal varices). He now avoids
alcohol and is trying to follow a vegetarian diet.
ASTROLOGICAL DATA: Male, born on November 23, 1941 at 12:20 PM; Long. 84W,
SIGN POSITIONS: Mars/Aries 12; Saturn/Taurus 25R; Jupiter/Gemini 18R; Pluto/
Leo 6R; Neptune/Virgo 29; Mercury/Scorpio 16; Sun/Sagittarius 1; Venus/Capri-
corn 18; Moon/Aquarius 6.
HOUSE CUSPS: Ascendant/Aquarius 10; 2nd House/Pisces 28; 3rd House/Taurus 4;
4th House/Gemini 0; 5th House/Gemini 22; 6th House/Cancer 13.
ASPECTS (Sun to Saturn):
Conjunctions: Sun, Midheaven, Moon, Ascendant
Sextiles: Moon, Sun; Mercury, Venus;
Mars, Ascendant; Moon, Midheaven; Jupiter, Mars (extended orb).
Squares: Ascendant, Mercury; Mars, Venus(extended orb).
Oppositions: Sun, Saturn; Midheaven, Saturn
Conjunctions: Uranus, Saturn
Sextiles: Neptune, Sun; Neptune, Midheaven
Trines: Pluto, Sun; Uranus, Moon;
Neptune, Moon; Neptune, Saturn; Uranus, Neptune.
Oppositions: Uranus, Sun; Pluto,
Moon; Pluto, Ascendant.
Sun: Divine Spirit, Will
Venus: Life Spirit, Love
Jupiter: Human Spirit, Abstract Thought
Mercury: Concrete Mind, Reason
Saturn: Seed-atoms, Past Experience
Moon: Vital Body, Imagination
Ascendant: Physical Body, Material Vehicle
DISCUSSION: Asthma is a problem characterized by shortness of breath and
wheezing due to spasm of the bronchioles in the lungs. Asthmatic attacks
typically occur at times of emotional stress, respiratory infection, and ex-
posure of the lungs to irritants. Breathing may be normal between at-
Excess consumption of alcohol in certain individualscan lead to destructio
of liver tissue with scar formation (cirrhosis). Once the liver is damaged,
the circulation of the blood through the liver is blocked. The build-up of
pressure in other vessels, particularly the veins of the esophagus, may
result in serious episodes of bleeding.
Astro-diagnosis teaches us that spiritual causes underlie symptoms and
diseases. What are the principles of life which this man has the opportunity
to learn? Mars, Saturn, and the Moon denote his personality. His spiritual
nature is represented by Jupiter, Venus, and the Sun. Mercury, the concrete
mind, is the connecting link. You may visualize this by drawing two triangles
connected by Mercury.
What are the aspects among the personality planets? We have Moon conjunct
Ascendant, Moon sextile Mars, and Mars sextile Ascendant. What does this
suggest about his energy and vitality?
What are the aspects among the spiritual planets? There are no aspects
connecting the Sun, Jupiter, and Venus with each other. What does the sign
placement of these planets tell us about the manner in which the expression
of purpose, improvement, and love may be cultivated? The Sun is in the tenth
house and Venus is in the twelfth. What importance is attached to this man's
becoming aware of purpose and love in this life?
How do the spiritual planets and personality planets interact with each o-
ther? The Sun is sextile the Moon, and Jupiter sextile Mars. Our friend
seems to have made a start in his efforts to express himself in more
positive ways. These indicators of spiritual opportunity are paired with two
challenges to his soul growth: Sun opposition Saturn and Venus square Mars.
This man has been and will in the future be tempted to lose sight of the
spiritual path. He may feel cut off from the light, fearful, and
discouraged. It is tempting to try to seek imaginary fulfillments, as with
alcohol. He may desperately seek to be loved yet find himself alone because
he has not yet learned to love others unselfishly.
What does Mercury sextile Venus and square the Ascendant tell us about his
connecting link between the Spirit and Personality?
For this man Saturn is the major task master. Saturn is placed in the last
degress of Taurus conjunct Uranus. Taurus rules the throat and may affect
the esophagus. These two planets are in the third house which influences the
lungs. Asthma can be seen as a physical manifestation of a deeper spiritual
conflict. What effect do you think the cultivation of faith, hope, and love
would have on his asthmatic condition? Our love for him has the power to
alleviate his fears and help him find the inner will to overcome his
CHART NUMBER 26--DIABETES:
COMPLAINTS: A 65 year old retired man has diabetes mellitus and severe head-
aches. One of his concerns is that his doctors have not been able to explain
the cause of his headaches. He tried to follow a vegetarian diet but his
family opposed this. After several months he resumed eating meat because of
weakness and irregular heart beats. At times he feels he has had a terrible
destiny, particularly when in pain. He feels that his diabetes pill is
destroying his liver and kidneys.
BIRTH DATA: male, born on October 22, 1915; Lat. 50N, Long. 22E; time un-
PLANETARY POSITIONS: Moon/Aries 18; Saturn/Cancer 16; Mars/Leo 8; Sun/Libra
28; Mercury/Libra 29R; Venus/Scorpio 8; Jupiter/Pisces 20R.
Conjunction: Sun, Mercury (combust)
Square: saturn, Moon; Mars, Venus
Trine: Jupiter, Saturn
Saturn in sign ruled by Moon.
Moon, Venus in signs ruled by Mars.
Jupiter in sign of its own dignity.
Mercury, Sun in sign ruled by Venus.
Mars in sign ruled by Sun.
Personality Planets: Moon, Saturn, Mars
Spirit Planets: Jupiter, Venus, Sun
1) Moon in Aries square Saturn in Cancer: Vital body responsive to desire
nature but held in check by Law of cause and Effect. The Law of Cause and
Effect is carrying a lesson pertaining to wise use of the vital body. This
represents a lesson in the development of the personality.
2) Mars in Leo square Venus in Scorpio: Desire nature has opportunity for
spiritual expression but must learn a lesson in the expression of love. Life
Spirit will find positive expression only when desire nature is uplifted.
Here the desire component of the personality is coming into contact with the
higher spirit. 3) Saturn in Cancer trine to retrograde Jupiter in Pisces:
The abstract mind may assist the person in his understanding of the Law of
Cause and Effect if and when he seeks this light. 3) Saturn in Cancer trine
to retrograde Jupiter in Pisces: The abstract mind may assist the person in
his understanding of the Law of Cause and Effect if and when he seeks this
light. 4) Retrograde Mercury combust the Sun on the cusp between Libra and
Scorpio: The mind has difficulty reflecting the Divine Spirit. The mind is
not yet prepared to direct the emotions.
Let us imagine speaking with this person about his problems:
We understand that you have been treated for diabetes, that you have
suffered with headaches, and that you found it difficult trying to follow a
vegetarian diet. When we feel pain and weakness, it can be very discouraging.
Yet when you think about the wisdom of the Universe, it is hard to believe
that pain is given arbitrarily or capriciously.
One may ask, why does my body frequently get headaches? What is the
headache trying to tell me? Nature in her wisdom tries to teach us how to
gain better health, self-control, and understanding. Just as a parent sets
limits for a child who had temper tantrums, pain sets limits on a person's
body when the person in one way or another exceeds the capacity of his body.
Headaches in particular may arise from fatigue, nervous tension, hunger, an-
ger, worry, high and low blood sugar and numerous other conditions. When a
physician finds no medical illness which can account for headaches, this
does not mean that the body has no reason. We need to make an effort to dis-
cover for ourselves what we are doing to cause the symptoms. If we are will-
ing to make an effort and if we seek the answer with sufficient motivation,
we will be guided to the answer within ourselves.
From the flat chart we can see Moon in Aries square Saturn as an
astrological indicator of symptoms related to the head. The Moon in Aries
makes the head sensitive. Saturn square Moon limits the vitality. Our friend
needs to learn to work constructively with the Law of Cause and Effect. If
we can help him think less negatively about his pain and give him hope we
will be of immense service. Our goal is to help our friend become more self-
reliant. To discover the Higher self man must first believe in its
existence. We can radiate that faith to others.
With respect to his diabetes, Saturn in Cancer places a limitation on the
pancreas (where insulin is made). Mars square to Venus may indicate a
tendency tp overindulge in eating, particularly sweets. Our friend will need
to discover what diet is best suited for his body. He will need to work
closely with his physician in controlling his diabetes. He should be
encouraged to discuss with his doctor fears he may have about his medicine.
THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE OF ASTROLOGY:
The educational value of astrology centers in the fact that, more than any
other science, it reveals man to himself. No other science is so sublime, so
profound, and so all-embracing. It sets forth the relation between the Grand
Man of the universe and the little god that is man. "In the image of God
created He him." The Big Pattern is repeated in miniature human forms. God,
the macrocosm, and man, the microcosm, are related and fundamentally one.
Material science has determined to some extent the physical effects of the
rays of the Sun and the Moon. Speculations have been offered as to effects
of rays emanating from other stellar bodies. Occult science, investigating
the subtler forces that impinge upon emotion and mind, has charted their
effects with no less definiteness than has academic science the reactiions
of sea and soil, plant and animal, to the solar and lunar rays.
With this knowledge, we may determine the astrological pattern of each
individual and know the relative strength and weakness of the several forces
operating in each life. To the degree that we are in possession of such
knowledge, we can begin systematic, scientific character building. We elect
times and seasons cosmically advantageous to unfolding undeveloped
qualities, correcting faulty traits, and eliminating destructive
The educational value of astrology lies in its capacity to reveal the
hidden causes at work in our lives. It enters into the intangible, yet ever
present and potent, factors in life. It transcends form. It discovers
Spirit. It demonstrates reality. It touches every walk of life. It counsels
the adult in regard to vocation, the parents in the guidance of children,
the teachers in management of pupils, the judges in executing sentence, the
physician in diagnosing disease, and in similar manner lends aid to each and
all, in whatsoever station or enterprise they may find themselves.
Astrology and astronomy were at one time a single subject. The soul of
things has not always been so largely hidden to the great mass of people as
it has been during the past century or two of skeptical, materialistic
science. We have been so far removed from the true and inner science of the
stars that its higher knowledge has been practiced either by the illumined
few unknown to the world at large or by charlatans who have secured
fragments of the subject and exploited that little smattering of knowledge
by trading upon the ignorance and superstition of the uninformed.
Today, astronomy, child of astrology, after having left its Father's house
and wandered into a far and barren country where it fed on the husks of
forms and figures only, has turned and set its face toward its true home
where the feast of spiritual abundance is awaiting its return. Today, men
and women of first rank in the field of science are dealing with cosmic rays
and their influence upon man and planet. The consciousness of the people is
rapidly being prepared for an awakening on a vast scale to the recognition
that, not only do stellar bodies mark time and tide, but also the impulses
of our very Spirits are subject to their motions. SUBJECT to their motions,
mark, but not SLAVES THERETO. The destiny of every human Ego is to rule his
or her stars; knowledge and obedience are the means of the stellar forces
and obedience to their perfect pattern.
Astrology is the greatest, the most sublime, and the oldest of all
sciences. Its origin antedates history. Its sources apparently reach back to
the time when gods are said to have walked and talked with men. It would be
difficult to assign to primitive humanity the great invention of an
astrological symbology, universally used throughout the ages and to which
foremost seers of many lands and different religions have looked for
pictorial presentation of the evolution of man and planet. In these glyphs,
the understanding eye discerns the rise and fall of civilizations and the
progressive unfoldment of the world's great philosophies and religions. They
constitute keys with which we may unlock untold treasures in the Bible and
the Sacred Scriptures of all the world.
Astrology is at once a science, a philosophy, and a religion. It is
metaphysical, occult, and withal practical. The rudiments may be learned by
anyone who can add and subtract. Its elements may be checked in one's own
life with sufficient exactness to demonstrate the truth of its claim beyond
all possibility of disbelief. An application of the principles it teaches,
whether or not those principles are fully understood, is sufficient to prove
their validity by their fruitfulness in our daily life.
The errors of practicing astrologers can no more be taken as proof that
astrology is not valid than can the frailties of professing Christians be
taken as proof that Christianity is worthless or the Christ unreal.
Real astrologers, like true saints, are few and far between. They both
represent the fruitage of many lives of noble endeavor and selfless service.
Goodness comes not from creed, but by living a life of friendliness and
usefulness. Wisdom comes, not from memory-knowledge, but from an age-long
extract of experience.
Only those who have purified their natures and sensitized their vehicles
by pure living and high motive can receive and transmute the lofty spiritual
influences impinging upon us from the heavenly bodies. Lilly, the great
seventeenth century English astrologer, recognizing this, wisely declared to
his students that the purer their lives, the better would their judgments
be. By the ear of the Spirit we may hear the music of the spheres, and by
the eye of the Spirit we may read and interpret their manifold revelations.
Astrology swings out life into wider orbits. It deals with our earthly
span of life as but a segment of the whole. Our natal chart is what it is,
not by an arbitrary decree of Fate, but as the result of our own past action
or inaction. It marks the magnetic conditions prevailing at the time of our
birth and affirms these to be such as will best favor the acquisition of
those lessons most required during incarnation the beginning. By the
operation of this Law of Consequence, this doctrine of hope responsibility,
we recognize the present to be at once fruitage of the past and seed for the
future. Character becomes destiny.
Astrology, like religion, is divided into two branches, exoteric and
esoteric. The exoteric covers purely mundane matters. It tells the mariner
when best to set out to sea, the farmer when planting is most propitious,
the physician the underlying causes of disease to be treated, the teacher
the basic nature of pupils, and parents the innate tendencies and capacities
of the child. It reveals the favorable and unfavorable seasons according to
which election may be made.
The esoteric transcends all these outer concerns. It deals with our inmost
nature, with the very principle of life, the source of our being. It deals
not with passing fortunes of the personality but with qualities of the soul
and spiritual development. The incidents pertaining to the world of form are
inconsequential to it. It is focused instead on that divine element within
which is striving toward an ever increasing realization of its unity with
the whole through its contact with form, time, and space. As such, esoteric
astrology becomes a spiritual science, a universal religion. Only such a
science and such a religion promise to satisfy adequately the united demands
of head and heart of growing, aspiring humanity.
More than any other factor in the world today, astrology gives promise of
leading a materially-minded generation into conceptions concerning the
things of the Spirit. Physical science is handicapped by its own self-set
limitations. Religion is under suspicion because its ceremonies are too
often antiquated and empty. Astrology links the fundamental elements of
science and religion. It is based on astronomical data. It charts invisible
forces. It combines the seen and the unseen, body and soul, form and Spirit.
When the rapidly quickening spiritual perceptions of the race will lead it
into a serious inquiry of the celestial scroll, we may expect an era of
power and illumination such as history has never known. No other subject
within the entire range of human knowledge appears to hold for this day and
age the possibilities open to astrologers for helping men to an elevated
sense of their own dignity as citizens of the cosmos, to a greater grasp of
universal law, and to realization that we are eternally secure within the
caressing fold of Infinite Life and Boundless Being.
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