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Astro-Diagnosis — A Guide To Healing
(Part 3)
No. 8C — Sex

"We are told by the doctors that the pineal gland (under Neptune) rules and directs all the ductless (endocrine) glands. Max Heindel has been alone in his claim that Neptune is the higher octave of Mercury, the latter planet having rule over the thyroid gland. Other astrologers have claimed that Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. But science corroborates our contention that the pineal gland has rule over the mentality. The Cosmo-Conception » states that this was at first an organ of sensation and orientation, and that when it began to withdraw into the head, the division of the sexes began to take place and the brain and larynx were developed."

Female, born November 24, 1909, hour of birth not known.

We will here illustrate how it is possible to diagnose a disease correctly from a flat figure. It is, however, impossible to predict the exact time of crises or to judge the strength of the will of the patient, for those with a common sign on the Ascendant some times become hopeless invalids if planetary aspects are also weak, while one with fixed signs on the angles (especially with the vital Sun sign Leo ascending), even if the planets are weak, will often through the determination and will power of the fixed signs overcome adverse conditions. The Taureans, however, although under a fixed sign, sometimes allow fear to throw them into a chronic condition of ill health which with the fixed and stolid nature of this sign it is very difficult to overcome.

In this lesson we shall deal largely with the ductless (endocrine) glands, upon which science has spent so much time, though it has been unable as yet to arrive at a full understanding of these little organs. We will deal particularly with the thyroid gland, which is under the rule of Mercury and in which —

Birth Chart No. 8C
Flat Chart

Birth Chart No. 8C

Midheaven: Capricorn
Sun: Sagittarius 1:35
Saturn: Aries 16:57R
11th House: Aquarius
Moon: Aries 22:00
Uranus: Capricorn 18:31
12th House: Pisces
Mercury: Scorpio 26:39
Neptune: Cancer 19:04R
Ascendant: Aries
Venus: Capricorn 18:37
Dragon's Head: Gemini 7:45
2nd House: Taurus
Mars: Aries 1:11
3rd House: Gemini
Jupiter: Libra 8:24
Dragon's Tail: Sagittarius 7:45

— science is greatly interested, the thyroid glands of goats and monkeys having been grafted into men to rejuvenate them.

In the above horoscope we find Saturn, the planet of obstruction and crystallization and ruler of the pneumogastric nerve, in conjunction with the Moon, which rules the uterus, ovaries, and sympathetic nervous system. Venus, the planet ruling the sign of Taurus, the throat, also rules the thymus gland, the organ through which the child receives the parental blood necessary to build the body. This gland has especially to do with the development of the reproductive organs. At puberty the thymus gland atrophies, and its work is then continued by the pituitary body, ruled by Uranus, which is the higher octave of Venus. In this girl's horoscope we find the planets Venus and Uranus in conjunction, square to Saturn and the Moon, and in opposition to the planet Neptune, which has rule over the pineal gland and which is the higher octave of Mercury. Scientists have observed that the pineal gland has some connection with the mind. Dr. J. S. Lankford stated in The New York Medical Journal some time ago that "the pineal gland, which is at the base of the brain, is a partly glandular and partly nervous structure, and is known to be the center of all sensation and emotion; at the same time it rules and directs all the activities of the whole system of ductless glands and the vegetative nervous system, thereby governing all the functions of organic life. It also serves as a communicating center between the brain and the other organs."

Now, where we find the planets which have rule over the nervous system and the brain in square and opposition, what can we expect but that abuse of one kind or another will cause bodily disturbance! In the case of this young girl, whose guardians called upon our Healing Department for help, she had for some years been afflicted with the secret sex habit, of which the guardians were unaware until apprised through our diagnosis. The venous circulation is obstructed by the conjunction of Venus and Uranus. The latter planet, according to The Message of the Stars, "is responsible for strange and abnormal growths which produce...freaks of nature." The thymus gland in this case has an abnormal growth caused by the conjunction of Venus with Uranus, which created too much blood for the development of the generative organs in childhood. This in turn created a disturbance in the parts of the body ruled by this gland.

We are told by the doctors that the pineal gland (under Neptune) rules and directs all the ductless (endocrine) glands. Max Heindel has been alone in his claim that Neptune is the higher octave of Mercury, the latter planet having rule over the thyroid gland. Other astrologers have claimed that Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. But science corroborates our contention that the pineal gland has rule over the mentality. The Cosmo-Conception states that this was at first an organ of sensation and orientation, and that when it began to withdraw into the head, the division of the sexes began to take place and the brain and larynx were developed.

Dr. Lankford further states that the large amount of sugar consumed by humanity overdevelops and overstimulates the pineal gland. The truth of this has been shown in our experience with cases in which Neptune was afflicted and especially where the afflictions were such that the patient had to overcome unnatural sex desires. These patients invariably were heavy sugar eaters. Sugar in excess as well as liquor is a false stimulant and excites the ductless glands, which when overstimulated are responsible for sex degeneracy. This young girl by years of abuse had dissipated the vital fluids that were necessary to help build the brain, and consequently at the age of eleven she was afflicted with epilepsy, which is a disease caused by abnormality of one of the ductless glands. The doctors could not find the cause and wished to remove the tonsils. When there is an abnormal exercise of the sex function or unexpressed unnatural desires, the throat, and especially the tonsils and the larynx, are often enlarged and swollen. Oh, what a pity that all surgeons and the doctors of all schools do not have a knowledge of diagnosis by the wonderful science of astrology to combine with their own science!

In order to help a case such as the one under consideration it is first necessary to remove the cause, which is to help this poor girl overcome her unnatural desires. The diet must be changed; all highly seasoned food, condiments, eggs, and especially sugar, must be eliminated, and the vegetables which contain elements that work directly upon the nervous system should be used, such as celery, onions, parsley, lettuce, etc. This body should be kept clean by bathing and dry rubbing, and plenty of exercise in the fresh air and sunshine should be taken. It will be difficult at the girl's present age to build up the brain, which is very undeveloped. Young people who have dissipated their vital fluids between the ages of seven and fourteen when the creative force should be used for the development of the brain will seldom be very bright mentally. The physical body, however, can be built up, and if the habit is overcome before the age of twenty-one, there is hope that by careful living the brain can be developed, giving an average mentality.

No. 8D — E: Gonorrhea

Female, born July 30, 1896, hour not known.

Two horoscopes will be used in this lesson in an endeavor to illustrate how the planets show when disease may be the result of breaking the laws of nature in former lives, and how the seeds that have been sown by past sins will bring their fruits in this life.

The first horoscope is that of a woman whose hour of birth is not known. Nor is it necessary for diagnosis in a horoscope with planets so strangely grouped and in the fixed signs. We will set the figure with Aries on the Ascendant. We find Mercury, Sun, Venus, Jupiter, and the Dragon's Tail all in the fifth sign, Leo, which represents the pleasures of the native. We find Mars in Taurus in its detriment, the sign in which this planet of dynamic energy shows its most evil tendencies. This planet is afflicted by the opposition of the licentious Uranus and the obstructive Saturn. These last named planets are in conjunction and in the fixed sign of Scorpio. These three malefic planets, Mars, Uranus, and Saturn are also square to the planets in Leo.

Here we find a very heavy debt of destiny. In the Rosicrucian teachings we are told that we lay the foundation in this life upon which we shall build the structure of future lives. This woman in her previous life had developed a very powerful desire nature, which in this embodiment was very hard to keep under control. Venus in conjunction with the Sun and Jupiter —

Birth Chart No. 8D
Flat Chart

Birth Chart No. 8D

Midheaven: Capricorn
Sun: Leo 7:44
Saturn: Scorpio 12:38
11th House: Aquarius
Moon: Aries 12:53
Uranus: Scorpio 20:28R
12th House: Pisces
Mercury: Leo 6:24
Neptune: Gemini 19:34
Ascendant: Aries
Venus: Leo 13:34
Dragon's Head: Aquarius 25:09
2nd House: Taurus
Mars: Taurus 19:36
3rd House: Gemini
Jupiter: Leo 17:15
Dragon's Tail: Leo 25:09

— and square to Uranus and Saturn in the sign of Scorpio, also Mars, the planet which has rule over the desires, square to Venus and Jupiter, all lead to free love and clandestine attachments, with the result that this poor woman has contracted that dread disease, gonorrhea, which has resulted in tuberculosis of the pelvic and hip bones.

Now planets impel but they do not compel. This woman by her former living had attracted to herself these planetary afflictions, but she was not impelled to respond to their weakness, for we find the Moon well aspected, making a sextile to Neptune and a trine to Jupiter, Venus, Sun, and Mercury. Neptune is also sextile to Venus and Jupiter. If the woman had used her will and followed the desire to live right which naturally must have come to her from time to time, she could have transmuted this seeming evil into good. But the path of sensual pleasure was so much broader and so alluring, while the upward path meant self-surrender!

No. 8E

Male, born August 13, 1920, 1:18 A.M.

The second horoscope is that of a young boy born with the dread disease with which the woman in case No. 8D was afflicted. The boy's poor little body at birth was covered with sores, and in the early part of November of the birth year this poor soul passed out under great suffering.

Now as regards the man who does not understand and believe in rebirth and the law of consequence this last case would be apt to disturb his faith in God, who to him might appear cruel and unjust to have visited this suffering upon an innocent babe. But when the esotericist who has a knowledge of —

Birth Chart No. 8E

Birth Chart No. 8E

Midheaven: Pisces 10
Sun: Leo 20:18
Saturn: Virgo 11:50
11th House: Aries 14
Moon: Leo 9:46
Uranus: Pisces 4:14R
12th House: Taurus 25
Mercury: Leo 1:48
Neptune: Leo 11:37
Ascendant: Cancer 2:37
Venus: Virgo 1:30
2nd House: Cancer 23
Mars: Scorpio 16:26
3rd House: Leo 14
Jupiter: Leo 27:01

— astrology seeks an answer to this seeming injustice, he finds Uranus in Pisces, the 12th house sign of self-undoing, near the Midheaven and in opposition to Saturn, which is in the 4th house. These two planets represent the parents and show that this soul had sinned in its previous lives in such a manner as to be attracted to parents who were afflicted with the above disease.

We also find Mars in the sign of Scorpio, square to Neptune, Sun, and Moon, which are in the fixed sign of Leo, the natural 5th house sign of pleasure. This soul had passed out of its former embodiment in a manner very similar to that of the woman with the first horoscope. The parents were only the instruments through which it received its lesson. How strangely the threads of life cross one another, weaving in and out with the threads of other persons' lives we have wronged, and who then must be the means through which we learn our lessons.

"The mills of God grind slowly,
But they grind exceeding small."

No. 8F — Venereal Disease

Male, born April 5, 1896, 4:00 A.M.

Pisces, a watery and negative sign, is on the Ascendant, and the ruler, Jupiter, is in another watery sign, Cancer, 29-18. Planets that are in the last three degrees of a sign are not as helpful and active as when they are less advanced in the sign. They act in the same manner as a ball thrown with force; by the time it reaches its destination it has to some extent lost its speed, and the greater the distance it travels the less its force. So we find that planets situated in the last three degrees of a sign partake partly of the sign in which they are placed and also of the one following, giving a mixed vibration; therefore they express the nature of two signs. In this horoscope Jupiter is in the 5th house, pleasures, and trine to Mercury, the planet of reason, which is in the impulsive and martial sign of Aries. The Moon, the ruler of the 5th house is in the 11th house, ruling friends in the sign of its fall, Capricorn, and in sextile to the planet of love and pleasure, Venus. When this last named planet is on the Ascendant the native is very apt to drift into the pleasure-loving path, the path of the senses. He is easily influenced by attention and flattery from the opposite sex. In this case, the Moon, a feminine planet, in the house of friends, indicates that this young man's women friends will have the strongest influence in his life. Venus, another feminine planet, on the Ascendant, afflicted by a square of Neptune, the co-ruler of the Ascendant and the higher octave of Mercury, situated in the mercurial sign of Gemini in the 4th house, indicates that his women friends will lead him into paths of —

Birth Chart No. 8F

Birth Chart No. 8F

Midheaven: Sagittarius 14
Sun: Aries 16:05
Saturn: Scorpio 17:56R
11th House: Capricorn 6
Moon: Capricorn 20:15
Uranus: Scorpio 23:55R
12th House: Aquarius 1
Mercury: Aries 3:09
Neptune: Gemini 15:44
Ascendant: Pisces 3:27
Venus: Pisces 21:03
Dragon's Head: Pisces 1:30
2nd House: Aries 17
Mars: Aquarius 24:54
3rd House: Taurus 19
Jupiter: Cancer 29:18
Dragon's Tail: Virgo 1:30

— the senses and may destroy his love for the home, for Venus is also trine to the restless and romantic Uranus and the materialistic Saturn. These last named planets are retrograde and in the martial sign of Scorpio, governing sex. Mars, the planet of passion, is in the fixed sign of Aquarius, in the 12th house, that of self-undoing, and in square aspect to Uranus and Saturn. Saturn and Mars are in mutual reception strengthening the good or evil of these planets.

What do we find? It happens that this poor young man's weakness and love for women have attracted licentious and free-love companions, and the result is venereal disease which has poisoned the blood. And with Venus, the planet ruling the venous circulation, on the Ascendant and afflicted by the watery planet Neptune in the sign of the lungs, Gemini, quick consumption is the result.

In February, 1919, the progressed Moon reached the conjunction of the radical Saturn, which brought on the lung disease. In July, five months later, when the man called upon Headquarters for healing, he was already in an advanced stage of galloping consumption. The following month, August, the Moon made a square to the inflammatory Mars, which brought on hemorrhages.

Here we an see the influences of the planets, their causes and effects. The relatives of this young man did not understand why he should have contracted this disease of the lungs which worked so rapidly and was so destructive. With the affliction from watery signs, the soil was well prepared for the seeds which were sown through dissipation and thoughtlessness.

A case of this kind is very difficult to heal, for with the negative Pisces on the Ascendant, and Saturn and Uranus, the planets indicating impulse, yes, even stubbornness, in conjunction in Scorpio and square to Mars, all in fixed signs, it is very hard to guide such a person into safe channels. And we find both the lights afflicted, the Moon in the Saturnine sign of Capricorn, showing determination and stubbornness, square to the Sun in the impulsive sign of Mars. Hence this young man would not listen to reason. He would do as he pleased regardless of caution and advice. A life in the open air with careful diet and pure surroundings would be the only cure; if he would listen to reason and adopt it he might get well.

No. 8G — Venereal Disease

Male, born October 6, 1895.

Leo is on the Ascendant, and Jupiter is just above the cusp of the first house, making a square aspect to Saturn and Mercury in the sign of Scorpio. The Moon in Taurus, its exaltation sign, is in the 10th house and in opposition to Uranus, which is also posited in its exaltation sign, Scorpio, ruling the generative organs. The Moon so strongly situated will have the greatest influence over the young man's life and health. Being in opposition to the licentious Uranus, it will make him very free and unconventional in his love affairs, and he will be attracted to women of a low type. With the afflicted Jupiter ruling the arterial blood, and with Neptune in Gemini in the 11th house, the house of friends, in square aspect to Venus, which has rule over the venous blood, this young man is apt to be led into association with undesirable women friends. As a matter of fact they are responsible for his contracting a severe case of syphilis which poisoned the blood.

In 1914 we find the progressed Sun in the first degree of Scorpio, and the progressed Moon in the sign Aquarius forming an opposition to the Ascendant and the radical Jupiter in Leo. It is also coming up to a square of the radical Saturn, Mercury, and Uranus in Scorpio. In this same year two new Moons afflicted the three latter planets. The one on January 26th fell in five degrees of Aquarius in opposition to Jupiter and square to Saturn and Mercury. On April 25th the new Moon fell in four degrees of Taurus, square to Jupiter and opposition Saturn and Mercury. This was the time when —

Birth Chart No. 8G

Birth Chart No. 8G

Midheaven: Aries 16
Sun: Libra 13:28
Saturn: Scorpio 6:53
11th House: Taurus 28
Moon: Taurus 17:56
Uranus: Scorpio 18:02
12th House: Cancer 10
Mercury: Scorpio 8:21
Neptune: Gemini 18:01R
Ascendant: Leo 10:25
Venus: Virgo 18:12R
Dragon's Head: Pisces 11:06
2nd House: Leo 26
Mars: Libra 14:54
3rd House: Virgo 16
Jupiter: Leo 5:26
Dragon's Tail: Virgo 11:06

— the venereal disease was contracted.

In 1918 the Sun by progression formed a square to the radical Jupiter in Leo, and in 1919 a conjunction with Saturn in Scorpio. In the latter year, however, the progressed Moon trined the Ascendant, and on May 29, 1919, an eclipse of the Sun in seven degrees of Gemini sextiled the Ascendant. These vibrations no doubt saved the young man's life during the adverse aspects of the progressed Sun.

In 1921 the progressed Sun came into conjunction with the radical Mercury. On April 22nd the full Moon eclipse fell in two degrees of Scorpio opposing the transiting Sun and Venus. At the same time the transiting Mars was within orb of a conjunction with the radical Moon and in opposition to Uranus. In the spring of that year the young man submitted to an operation for an abscess under the diaphragm, which after being opened was a very long time in discharging, necessitating a drain tube. The doctors claimed that the pus was from the lungs, but the patient denied ever having had trouble with these organs. The horoscope shows, however, that the doctors' diagnosis was correct, for Neptune in Gemini, ruling the lungs, afflicted by a square of Venus from the common and earthy sign of Virgo, would obstruct the delivery of the venous blood to the lungs, causing poor oxygenation. With the blood stream polluted by the dread disease of syphilis and with both the arterial blood (ruled by Jupiter) and the venous blood (ruled by Venus) obstructed, the weakest organ, the lungs, would naturally receive the poison generated in the blood.

After the patient had somewhat recovered from the operation he returned home. On April 25th, he was taken back to the hospital (that was three days after the total eclipse of the Moon in Scorpio) with what at first was termed a case of mumps. The throat, jaw, and larynx were very much swollen and inflamed. This condition was later diagnosed by some of the doctors as actinomycosis, an infectious, chronic disease of cattle, sometimes transferred to man. But there was a difference of opinion among the doctors. Some held that the disease was cancer.

As the Moon is the most heavily afflicted planet in the natal chart, naturally when by progression in 1922 it reached the opposition of the radical Saturn and Mercury and the square to Jupiter from the 10th house and the sign of Taurus, the disease reached a stage where the body could no longer rid itself of the poisons which had been stored up during eight years. There were two new Moons in 1922 which helped to bring about the crisis. On January 27th the new Moon fell in Aquarius, seven degrees and eighteen minutes, opposing the radical Jupiter and square to the radical Saturn and Mercury. On April 27th the new Moon fell in six degrees and nine minutes of Taurus, square to Jupiter and in opposition to Saturn and Mercury. All these afflictions were from or reacted upon the signs of Taurus and Scorpio. The tonsils, the larynx, and the throat therefore received much of the pus generated in the body. The result was death.

Had this young man, after he contracted the disease, lived a life of abstinence from rich foods, tobacco, meat, liquor, etc., he might have overcome it and perhaps have lived for a number of years. But the poisons which were lodged principally in the lungs were increased by more impurities generated through ignorance of diet.

No. 8H — Uterine Trouble

Female, born July 29, 1881, 6:00 P.M.

Capricorn, the Saturnian sign of the cardinal quadruplicity, is on the Ascendant, and the ruler, Saturn, is in the 4th house, that of the home, in the determined, stubborn, persistent sign of Taurus, making a square to the life-giving Sun, in the fixed sign of Leo ruling the heart. This has a tendency to obstruct the life forces. The vitality is low, the heart action sluggish, especially as we find Jupiter, the planet ruling the arterial circulation, afflicted by the conjunction of the fiery Mars. This is a latent condition which will give the native much greater trouble after she has reached the period of menopause. Her restricted heart action will then be more troublesome than before.

When she called upon Headquarters for healing in the early part of 1914, the progressed Moon had reached the opposition to the afflicted planets in the 4th house in Taurus. The doctor who had been treating her for catarrh of the stomach and nervousness failed to benefit her. She was very skeptical and did not believe in spiritual healing, but friends who had been by —

Birth Chart No. 8H

Birth Chart No. 8H

Midheaven: Scorpio 10
Sun: Leo 6:55
Saturn: Taurus 11:53
11th House: Sagittarius 4
Moon: Virgo 18:33
Uranus: Virgo 11:53
12th House: Sagittarius 27
Mercury: Cancer 20:49
Neptune: Taurus 16:29
Ascendant: Capricorn 20:10
Venus: Gemini 22:12
Dragon's Head: Sagittarius 15:28
2nd House: Pisces 0
Mars: Taurus 26:48
3rd House: Aries 9
Jupiter: Taurus 22:51
Dragon's Tail: Gemini 15:28

— the Invisible Helpers persuaded her to write to Headquarters for diagnosis. She did not ask for healing, but only wanted to know what was the matter with her physically, stating that the doctor could not understand the cause of her general poor health.

In our diagnosis we told her that she had not developed normally. With the obstructing Saturn conjunction Neptune in the sign of the throat, trouble was indicated at puberty, also restricted menses, adenoids, and inflamed tonsils. This had a reflex action in the opposite sign of Scorpio, which rules the generative organs, showing that these organs had never become fully developed. Neptune has this tendency when afflicted, especially in the sign of Taurus or Scorpio and in conjunction with or opposition to Saturn. Then the generative organs are underdeveloped, and childbirth becomes very severe and painful. This woman had four children, and at each birth her life was despaired of. The result was uterine trouble.

A tendency to catarrh of the small intestine is also indicated, for we have the Moon, the ruler of the sign Cancer, the stomach, placed in the sign Virgo, the small intestines, conjunct the spasmodic Uranus, showing that there was spasmodic action of the intestines and that the food was not properly assimilated. This aspect also interfered with the digestion of food in the stomach, as the Moon is the ruler of that organ; this was aggravated by a square of the Moon to Venus.

Uranus in conjunction with the ruler of the 7th house, the Moon, shows inharmony in marriage. The husband as indicated by this aspect is of a very nervous, irritable nature, fond of drink (Venus square Moon). A separation is shown. This woman acknowledged that she has had trouble with her husband, that he had left her suddenly, and stated that she was compelled to support her four children. One with Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter, and Mars in Taurus afflicting one another has a tendency to be critical and severe in the home, but at the same time of a very frugal, hardworking nature, not saving oneself but always working beyond one's physical strength.

Due to the conditions noted this woman had become a broken-down, nervous wreck, with severe uterine trouble and catarrh of the stomach and intestines. She was not able to do a full day's work. Inside of two months, however, through the aid of the Invisible Helpers she was able to take a position, and she became a healthy, happy woman. We advised a rational, careful diet, eliminating all liquids with meals, for one with the planetary conditions noted likes to drink a great deal during meals. This is often dangerous to one with poor assimilation, and where there is a lack of digestive fluids in the stomach and intestines.

No. 8I — Childbirth

Female, born June 3rd, 1884, 9:00 P.M.

It is evident from the figure that the native is of a very nervous, restless temperament, for Mercury, the planet which rules the mind and the nerves, is in conjunction with its higher octave, Neptune; this makes her very high-strung. Then we find Saturn, the planet of obstruction, conjoined with the life-giving Sun in the mercurial sign Gemini. This diminishes the vital solar life currents which feed the nerves, so that instead of assimilating a great amount such as is necessary to feed the nerves of a high-strung person, she gets less than the normal amount and therefore is "on edge" and run down. Add to this that Mars, the planet of passion, is square Mercury, the planet of mind, which makes her temper very short, and that the Moon, ruler of the imaginative mind, is square Venus, the planet of love, and you will understand that this person is very unhappy and always out of patience with her condition and environment.

Her trouble is due to the after effects of childbirth. The astrological figure gives a very good description of the case. Mercury is conjunct Neptune in the fifth house, which governs children, indicating an abnormal condition. The planet of parturition, the Moon, is in mutual reception with and square to Venus. Mars in the eighth house, which indicates the manner of death, is square to Mercury in the fifth house, ruling children, which shows the use of instruments, loss of blood, and a great shock to the nervous system in childbirth. She must have been near the door of death at that time. But while Saturn conjunct the Sun saps the life forces, he also —

Birth Chart No. 8I

Birth Chart No. 8I

Midheaven: Libra 10
Sun: Gemini 13:51
Saturn: Gemini 13:41
11th House: Scorpio 9
Moon: Libra 22:24
Uranus: Virgo 24:00
12th House: Sagittarius 3
Mercury: Taurus 23:29
Neptune: Taurus 21:40
Ascendant: Sagittarius 25:11
Venus: Cancer 23:39
2nd House: Capricorn 29
Mars: Leo 29:39
3rd House: Pisces 5
Jupiter: Leo 2:18

— imparts a tenacity of life. Such people, unfortunately for them, do not die quickly; they linger in their agony, an almost unbearable burden to themselves and other who must perforce live with them. No one is more to be pitied. But the long years of invalidism shown by Saturn conjoined with the Sun in the sixth house, must be necessary to impart to the soul some quality it lacks and has refused to cultivate in other and easier ways, otherwise our Father in Heaven would never have taken such strenuous means to teach her the lesson.

From the healer's standpoint a case with Saturn and the Sun conjoined in the sixth house is almost, if not quite, hopeless, especially if there is a fixed sign on the cusp, for the patient will be antagonistic, skeptical, and recalcitrant to such an extent that he may more than neutralize all efforts to aid nature in restoring harmony. The principal work should be directed to cultivate in this patient a right understanding of the spiritual cause of her condition. If she can be brought to pray for light to see the lesson and for a chance to correct her mistake, whether in a past life or the present one, the changed attitude of mind will cause a change in her condition so that either a cure will be effected or a speedier release found in death.

In the meantime such a person should be given food that will supply ether to feed the nerves. Milk, warm and fresh from the cow, has this in abundance, and so have uncooked vegetables. Under the Law of Compatibility a healer with Aries or Leo rising whose Saturn is not in Gemini, would be best for this person.

No. 8J — Abortion

Female, born February 7, 1866, 3:30 A.M.

Sagittarius is on the Ascendant in this chart. In The Message Of The Stars, it states that this sign produces two distinct classes, the high and lofty type which aims its arrow at the stars, and the type which responds to the animal instincts and indulges the animal desires. The latter type will not think of the future. Like a child it will enjoy itself to the fullest, living only from day to day, never laying aside anything for a rainy day. Give such a person a million dollars and he will become a pauper in spite of it. His greatest enemies are his own appetites.

In the horoscope which we have under consideration we find the ruler, Jupiter, in the sign of his fall, Capricorn, in the first house. Jupiter is also conjunct the fiery Mars in its exaltation sign of Capricorn. This gives Mars greater power for evil than otherwise. Planets have a reflex action and often affect the signs opposite them, as in this case where the sign Cancer receives the effects of Mars conjunct Jupiter. These planets denote bulk, and when affecting the sign of Cancer the person is apt to make a god of his stomach. His food must be of the very best, rich and highly seasoned.

The ruler of Cancer, the Moon, is afflicted in the fixed sign Scorpio (which has rule over the generative organs) by a conjunction of Saturn and a square of Venus and the Sun. The Moon is the planet of fertilization, of impregnation, and when found in the sign of Scorpio in a woman's horoscope it is an indication that she will be apt to have several children. But when —

Birth Chart No. 8J

Birth Chart No. 8J

Midheaven: Libra 11
Sun: Aquarius 18:28
Saturn: Scorpio 12:12
11th House: Scorpio 9
Moon: Scorpio 14:02
Uranus: Cancer 0:16R
12th House: Sagittarius 0
Mercury: Aquarius 2:52
Neptune: Aries 8:30
Ascendant: Sagittarius 20:42
Venus: Aquarius 13:54
Dragon's Head: Libra 14:45
2nd House: Capricorn 26
Mars: Capricorn 23:44
3rd House: Pisces 6
Jupiter: Capricorn 18:59
Dragon's Tail: Aries 14:45

— the planet of obstruction, Saturn, is also in this sign and afflicted, the organs of generation are sometimes undersized, as in the case of this woman. During the birth of her first and only child she was three days in labor, suffering greatly. This left her with a great fear of childbirth, led her to resort to abortion, the most dangerous and vicious of practices. Due to the Moon in Scorpio conception was frequent, and the native's great fear caused her to employ means which destroyed the fetus. In the eyes of God she became a murderess. The continued abuse later enveloped into a most dangerous case of blood poisoning, which left her broken in health, a confirmed invalid.

Because of the rich food in which she had for years indulged, her system was overcharged with poisons, and since Venus, which has rule over the venous blood, and Jupiter, the arterial, were both afflicted, all the impurities were attracted to that part of the body where these planets were located, Capricorn and Aquarius. Sluggishness of the body is always found in the parts corresponding to the signs in which Venus and Jupiter are afflicted. There the ash is usually deposited. This woman was unable to walk for five years before her death, which occurred in February, 1920. We have not been able to ascertain the exact day of her death. We find the progressed Moon in February making a square to the radical Venus. The progressed aspects alone, however, would not cause death. We must look for the exciting planets, the transits. The full Moon on February 4th fell in 14 degrees and 16 minutes of Leo in opposition to the radical Venus and Sun and square to the radical Saturn and Moon. These aspects, we think, were responsible for the native's demise.

How wonderfully accurate is diagnosis by the planets! Each time this woman passed through a severe illness, which was quite frequently, her relatives would report that it was a case of peritonitis. We find, however, no affliction to the small intestines, but very severe afflictions to the generative organs.

The Spine
No. 9A — Spinal Trouble

Female, born June 21, 1899, 5:30 A.M.

This horoscope is the figure of a young woman who is the daughter of wealthy parents, as shown by the Sun, which is ruler of the second house, trine to Jupiter. We will first consider the mental caliber, as that is the prime consideration in dealing with anyone. The Sun is in the twelfth house showing that the spirit in a certain sense is imprisoned. The Sun is in conjunction with the Dragon's Tail, which has a saturnine influence and tends to further obstruct. These conditions rob life of its joy and fill the soul with melancholy and fear, gloomy forebodings, and thoughts of impending evil. Mars square to the Moon, which is the life ruler, shows rebellion against this condition. The square of Mars to Venus, however, adds to the tendencies which rob life of its satisfaction. The trine of the Sun to Jupiter and the sextile of Mars to the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter are mitigating influences which give some light and life to this poor soul's existence. The comforts procured through the wealth of parents as indicated by these aspects help to make life more tolerable than it would otherwise be.

With regard to the health denoted in this figure, we find in the first —

Birth Chart No. 9A

Birth Chart No. 9A

Midheaven: Pisces 21
Sun: Gemini 29:49
Saturn: Sagittarius 19:40R
11th House: Aries 27
Moon: Sagittarius 1:16
Uranus: Sagittarius 5:03R
12th House: Gemini 7
Mercury: Cancer 7:48
Neptune: Gemini 24:42
Ascendant: Cancer 12:12
Venus: Gemini 6:33
Dragon's Head: Sagittarius 29:24
2nd House: Leo 1
Mars: Virgo 2:59
3rd House: Leo 24
Jupiter: Scorpio 0:22R
Dragon's Tail: Gemini 29:24

— place Cancer, a weak sign, on the Ascendant. Four planets are posited in the twelfth house, which in this case denotes confinement upon a sick bed. Saturn, in the sixth house, which has to do with health, is a sufficient indication that this will be a life of suffering. Saturn, the principal significator in this respect, shows that the ailments will be deep-seated and chronic. The Moon, which is the peculiar significator of health in a woman's horoscope, is within six degrees of the sixth house cusp, adding its testimony in the same direction. Mars square to the Moon near the sixth house renders the native liable to operations. The Sun conjunction the saturnine Dragon's Tail in the twelfth house makes such operations exceedingly dangerous for she has not the vitality wherewith to withstand and recuperate. Moreover, the Sun in 1914 had progressed within orb of a parallel to Saturn at birth. Thus the native had at that time less vitality than she has had in earlier years. As the Moon came into opposition to Saturn in the sixth house in October, 1913, we may well conceive that the condition at that time became critical.

Mars governs the muscles and the motor segment of the spinal cord. He is square to the Moon, which governs the sympathetic nerves, and also square to Uranus, which causes spasmodic movements. Thus it is evident that the nerves are affected and that the young lady has no dependable control over her limbs. Neptune governs the spinal canal, and it is opposite Saturn, the planet of obstruction. This configuration occurs in the signs of Gemini and Sagittarius, and in the sixth and the twelfth houses. It is therefore evident that there is trouble in the spine — obstruction, as denoted by Saturn.

The obstruction will be found in the region indicated by the conjunction of Neptune, Sun, and Dragon's Tail in 24 to 29 of Gemini, namely, the dorsal region. The doctors have been unable to diagnose this case, and sad to say, it is incurable by any physical means. There is only one method, namely, the dilation of the spinal canal by repeated manipulations from within of the materialized fingers of the Invisible Helpers. As the young woman has not applied to us for healing, we are sorry to say that we cannot touch her case; but were it submitted to us, we should advise a healer having Scorpio rising and with Saturn neither in Cancer nor in Sagittarius, letting the healer put himself under the direction of the Elder Brothers, who would then do the work.

No. 9B — Spinal Trouble

Male, born February 1, 1918, at 12:30 A.M.

We have here the horoscope of a boy who has fixed signs on all four angles and the martial sign of Scorpio on the Ascendant. Our first thought when looking at a horoscope for the diagnosis of disease is to find if there is strength of will so that the patient will be able to give the needed assistance to the healer, for if he has persistence to fight for his life, if he will follow the instructions given by the healer, then the healer has some cooperation and the task is not so heavy. The task is doubly hard, however, in the case of a patient who has Saturn elevated in the 10th house, conjunction with Midheaven, square the Ascendant, and with the stubborn sign of Scorpio on the Ascendant. To effect a cure against the stubborn will of such a patient might truly be classed under the head of miracles.

As a rule we look to the strongest malefic planet when diagnosing from the horoscope. Here we find the obstructing and restricting Saturn in conjunction with the Midheaven, also conjunction and parallel Neptune and in opposition to the life-giving Sun. Saturn is in the sign of the Sun, Leo, and the Sun is in Saturn's sign, Aquarius. When planets are in mutual reception, i.e., have exchanged signs, as we find Saturn and the Sun in this horoscope, and especially when they are also in angles and fixed signs, then we may expect a most stubborn and deep-seated cause of disease.

We are told in The Message of the Stars that Leo rules the spinal cord, and that Neptune rules the spinal —

Birth Chart No. 9B

Birth Chart No. 9B

Midheaven: Leo 10
Sun: Aquarius 11:34
Saturn: Leo 11:02R
11th House: Virgo 13
Moon: Libra 7:26
Uranus: Aquarius 23:02
12th House: Libra 11
Mercury: Capricorn 17:41
Neptune: Leo 5:33R
Ascendant: Scorpio 3:25
Venus: Aquarius 25:25R
2nd House: Sagittarius 2
Mars: Libra 3:02
3rd House: Capricorn 5
Jupiter: Gemini 1:32

— canal. In this horoscope we find 10 degrees of Leo occupying the cusp of the 10th house and the life-giving Sun in opposition to Neptune, Saturn, and the Midheaven. Can we find a more pronounced affliction than this, especially with Leo ruling the spinal column and Neptune the spinal canal, the latter of which is filled with the spinal spirit fire, the life of the Father?

When we find this spirit fire obstructed by Saturn and the Sun, we may conclude that this affliction is the result of serious wrongs committed in previous lives. The wasting of the vital fluids, the abuse of the generative faculty, is a sin against the Holy Ghost and brings to the Ego the most severe punishment, as in the case of this boy who was drawn to parents who were fit instruments to give him a body which would cause the spirit to suffer for past sins. And what a pitiful future faces him! He has never walked nor talked. He must be fed, and he has positively no use of his body whatever.

The question may be asked, Is there any hope for this boy? Yes, to a certain degree. The planet of reason, however, is weakly aspected by only a semi-sextile to the Sun and Uranus: therefore we may expect little help from this quarter of the horoscope. But Mars, which is the ruler of the Ascendant and the sixth house, both ruling the health, is the strongest and best aspected planet in the horoscope. Mars is in the 11th house in Libra, in conjunction with the Moon, trine to Jupiter; and we may also say that Mars is sextile to Saturn although seemingly out of orb, for Saturn is retrograding and therefore throwing his influence towards Mars. Also we may expect that Mars will receive some help from the life giving Sun, the Sun's orb being larger than that of other planets.

When a patient has fixed signs on the four angles and a well aspected Mars, he will make a greater effort to overcome than one who has not these influences. This boy should be placed in the home of a nurse who has Scorpio or Aries on the Ascendant, and away from the parents, for the home, under the rule of the Father, is no place for him. With this change and proper care he might be able to gain at least partial control of his body and be able to walk and feed himself; but he will never be very bright mentally, and will always to some extent be a charge to his parents.

No. 9C — Tuberculosis Of The Spine

Female, born March 17, 1889, 7:04 A.M.

The fiery and martial sign of Aries is on the Ascendant, with Mars, the ruler of the horoscope, in its own sign in the 1st house, giving great energy and impulse. Mars also in opposition to the erratic Uranus will make this young woman unable to use moderation in anything. But she will be like a skyrocket which is sent with great force into the air; as soon as it has spent its energy it falls back to earth dull and lifeless. With the life-giving Sun, the ruler of the 6th house, sickness, in the negative and watery sign of Pisces, and posited in the 12th house in opposition to the watery Moon which is in the house of sickness and in the earthy and common sign of Virgo, this woman has not sufficient vitality to keep up with the impulse of the double fiery influence on the Ascendant and is soon depleted in strength.

Mercury is sextile to Mars from the mental and fixed sign of Aquarius. This makes the native very quick and active mentally, but whatever she becomes interested in she takes up with such force that the nervous system suffers. This is increased by Mercury square to its higher octave, Neptune, in Taurus.

The Sun afflicted and intercepted in the 12th house in Pisces, would indicate a very unhappy and restricted life in early childhood. And as the Moon, ruler of the 4th house, the home and the mother, is afflicted, it would indicate that much of the restriction will come from this direction.

We are told in the Rosicrucian teachings that we are building the archetype in this life of the body we shall inhabit in a future life, and —

Birth Chart No. 9C

Birth Chart No. 9C

Midheaven: Capricorn 5
Sun: Pisces 27:06
Saturn: Leo 14:07R
11th House: Capricorn 26
Moon: Virgo 27:23
Uranus: Libra 20:55R
12th House: Aquarius 24
Mercury: Aquarius 29:52
Neptune: Taurus 29:54
Ascendant: Aries 10:11
Venus: Taurus 10:10
Dragon's Head: Cancer 17:52
2nd House: Taurus 20
Mars: Aries 21:18
3rd House: Gemini 15
Jupiter: Capricorn 6:03
Dragon's Tail: Capricorn 17:52

— that we are attracted to the parents who are physically, mentally, and morally able to supply us with such a body. In this case this young girl was attracted to a mother who was selfish and neurasthenic, for the afflicted Moon in Virgo in the 6th house would represent the mother. The Moon also afflicts the small intestines, giving poor assimilation of food, which lowers the vitality. We find Saturn, the ruler of the 10th house, representing the Father, square to Venus in her own sign of Taurus, ruling the throat and palate, which indicates that the Father was fond of the wine cup; he was, in fact, a drunkard. This would corroborate the indications, shown by the afflicted Sun above the Ascendant, of a hard life with many privations in childhood.

Now let us see how the afflictions between Saturn and Venus would affect the health. As Leo is the sign ruling the heart and the spinal cord, Saturn, the restricter, when placed in this sign, square to Venus which rules the venous blood, causes a restricted circulation. It is stated in The Message of the Stars, that Saturn in Leo gives a tendency to curvature and disease of the spine. The physical body is the crystallized counterpart of the finer vehicles. The vital body holds the physical atoms together. This vital body, which is ruled by the sun, surrounds and interpenetrates the physical. If the sun in a person's horoscope is afflicted, the vital fluid is obstructed and the vital body becomes diseased, as this invisible force gains its entrance through the spleen which is also ruled by the sun. Therefore, we can readily see that the vital fluids were obstructed from childhood.

This young woman's case was diagnosed by the doctors as tubercular disease of the spine, Potts' disease. In December of 1918 and January 1919 she had severe attacks of inflammation of the spine and has had several spinal operations.

It will be very difficult to heal this patient on account of her great impulsiveness and the wasting of vitality. With Sun and Moon afflicted in the 6th and 12th houses, she will dissipate her strength and will rebel at restraint.

She has Venus in the 1st house in Taurus, trine to Jupiter on the cusp of the Midheaven. This with Neptune in Taurus sextile to the Sun should give wonderful musical ability and the faculty of writing and improvising music. The impaired physical body and consequent suffering will soften the nature and bring out the spiritual side. Neptune is making a trine to the Moon as a result of which this girl could develop talent for the inspirational and spiritual side of music which would bring wonderful soul growth. This soul will make greater spiritual progress in this one life of suffering than she could in three ordinary lives with perfect health.

No. 9D — E: Inability To Walk

Male, born January 18, 1919, 12 Noon.

In this lesson we will try to show how a doctor, who can only observe from outward and physical signs and who depends for his diagnosis upon symptoms only, can err in his diagnosis, and how the science of astro-diagnosis proves that functional weakness is shown even at birth. "A chain is as strong as its weakest link," is a proverbial expression, and so it is with the physical body. We may go along smoothly for many years, seemingly in good health, when suddenly something goes wrong, a link begins to weaken; the strain which we have been putting on our physical body causes this weak place to give way.

This horoscope is that of a boy with the fixed sign of Taurus on the Ascendant, and with the Sun in Capricorn on the cusp of the Midheaven. The life-giving Sun, however, makes only a semi-sextile to Mars and Uranus, besides its conjunction with the Midheaven, therefore the boy cannot expect a great amount of help from this planet. We find Uranus in its own sign of Aquarius, elevated in the 11th house, in conjunction with and parallel to the dynamic Mars, and in opposition and parallel to the obstructive Saturn, which is in the fixed sign of Leo and in the 5th house. We also find the Moon in the same sign, in conjunction with Saturn and in opposition to Mars and Uranus.

We are told in the The Message of the Stars, that Saturn afflicted in Leo gives a tendency to spinal diseases and sclerosis of the spinal cord. The moon has rule over the synovial fluid, and with its affliction by Saturn, which has rule over the bony structures and the —

Birth Chart No. 9D

Birth Chart No. 9D

Midheaven: Capricorn 25
Sun: Capricorn 27:37
Saturn: Leo 26:52R
11th House: Aquarius 20
Moon: Leo 26:57
Uranus: Aquarius 26:01
12th House: Pisces 26
Mercury: Capricorn 6:30
Neptune: Leo 8:14R
Ascendant: Taurus 13:07
Venus: Aquarius 10:56
2nd House: Gemini 12
Mars: Aquarius 23:05
3rd House: Cancer 4
Jupiter: Cancer 8:38R

— ligaments, and with the Moon and Saturn both in the sign of Leo, which has rule over the spinal column we may expect that the seat of the trouble will be found in this latter region. Saturn dries up and causes atrophy. Therefore we may diagnose this case as a lack of synovial fluid to lubricate the vertebrae of the spine, also a loss of strength in the ligaments which connect the spinal bones.

The result is that this child while healthy and well formed, seemingly in moderate health, still was unable to bear his weight on his legs. He would draw them up each time that the nurse attempted to teach him to stand. This affliction, which comes from fixed signs, will be a most difficult one to overcome unless a miracle is performed through spiritual healing, although by patient manipulation with olive oil over the spinal region and a careful vegetarian diet the child may be helped to a very great extent.

No. 9E
Birth Chart No. 9E
Flat Chart

Birth Chart No. 9E

Male, born December 13, 1868.

Midheaven: Capricorn
Sun: Sagittarius 21:49
Saturn: Sagittarius 9:47
11th House: Aquarius
Moon: Sagittarius 15:06
Uranus: Cancer 16:19R
12th House: Pisces
Mercury: Sagittarius 10:20
Neptune: Aries 14:34R
Ascendant: Aries
Venus: Scorpio 16:43
2nd House: Taurus
Mars: Virgo 1:59
3rd House: Gemini
Jupiter: Aries 4:39

This horoscope leads to a very different diagnosis. Having no hour of birth we use a flat figure. We find in this case also the Moon in conjunction with the obstructive Saturn, but in the sign of Sagittarius ruling the hips. Saturn is in conjunction with and parallel to Mercury, and square to Mars. In 1914, after a spell of typhoid fever, this man was unable to walk without crutches. He could not stand without swaying. The doctors believed this weakness to have its seat in the spinal cord, while astrology diagnoses it as a drying up of the synovial fluid of the hip joints. When the weight is put on the pelvic region by standing, stooping, or by any strained position, the pelvic bones slip out of position and in turn press on the sciatic nerve, which controls the sacral plexus and the limbs. A pressure on this nerve may cause what is termed paralysis of the lower limbs.

A case of this kind, however, is curable. A slight adjustment by an osteopathic physician or a chiropractor will eliminate the pressure upon the sciatic nerve. Here we may see what a vast difference there is between astro-diagnosis and medical diagnosis. The healer who has a knowledge of the planets and their effect upon the physical body may find a great difference in cases which may have the same outward or physical symptoms. Also a knowledge of body adjustment is often very helpful.

The Liver And Gall Bladder
No. 10A — The Liver

Male, born March 6th, 1831, 4 P.M.

This is the horoscope of a man with the fixed and fiery sign of Leo on the Ascendant, and the obstructing Saturn in Leo in the 1st house.

Whenever Saturn is placed in an angle, a fixed sign, or near the Ascendant, his influence is much more destructive than elsewhere, especially when in the sign of Leo, which rules the heart. Then we may expect that the person will be lacking in vitality. Especially so in the case of this man as we find Saturn in square aspect to the dynamic Mars, and Mars in its fall and near the cusp of the 10th house, where its destructive influence may result in the greatest amount of damage, particularly as we find these two afflicting and powerful planets in Leo and Taurus, two of the most powerful signs in the horoscope. These planets are of opposite natures; Saturn is cold and moist, while Mars is fiery, and dry. Consequently we may expect that the body will suffer as a result.

The Sun, the ruler of the Ascendant, is posited in the 8th house, in the negative sign of Pisces, square to the Moon. Here again we find an indication of depleted energy and lack of vitality.

Now let us see how these afflictions work. The 10th house indicates the —

Birth Chart No. 10A

Birth Chart No. 10A

Midheaven: Taurus 16
Sun: Pisces 15:14
Saturn: Leo 27:05R
11th House: Gemini 16
Moon: Sagittarius 13:09
Uranus: Aquarius 12:25
12th House: Cancer 14
Mercury: Aquarius 21:50
Neptune: Capricorn 24:17
Ascendant: Leo 13:12
Venus: Aries 3:15
2nd House: Virgo 13
Mars: Taurus 24:04
3rd House: Libra 14
Jupiter: Aquarius 10:05

— the Father, and Mars afflicted by a square to Mercury and Saturn, and in Taurus near the cusp of the Midheaven would indicate the death of the Father by accident. At the age of twelve years when the Moon passed the Midheaven and the conjunction of Mars, the Father was killed by the falling of a tree, leaving the mother and three small children penniless. This forced the eldest boy, whose horoscope we are delineating, to help earn the wherewithal to live. He was placed as an assistant to a blacksmith in the neighborhood, and was compelled at the growing age of twelve years to do a man's work, wielding the heavy sledge hammer. As a result the valves of the heart were not fully developed. For years he suffered, and each time he reached a state of financial success, his health would break, forcing him to give up and change to another climate for relief. Some doctors diagnosed his trouble as tuberculosis, others as asthma. He had all the indications of asthma, but these spells would come and go. Each winter while in the cold, eastern climate he spent some time in bed with pneumonia or congestion of the lungs.

Here we see the effect of the affliction of Sun square Moon from the two common signs of Pisces and Sagittarius. We find Mercury in the fixed sign of Aquarius, in opposition to Saturn and square to Mars in Taurus, the throat, which would give some tendency toward a nervous contraction of the trachea.

Now we have found the afflicting planets indicating valvular heart trouble and weak lungs, but the man died from an abscess of the liver. Where do we find the indication of liver trouble? Mars in Taurus is in his detriment. This planet is the strongest in the horoscope; in fact Mars may be called the life ruler. When in the sign ruling the throat, it gives a desire to tickle the palate and a thirst which often leads to strong drink. In this case we find Mars sextile to the Sun and trine to Neptune. Neptune governs and sometimes predisposes to the use of drugs. This had its result in an abnormal desire for strong, black coffee. Instead of quenching his thirst with water, this man would drink cold coffee and in large quantities. Mars in Taurus also gives an abnormal appetite, indicating one who is apt to gourmandize. With the lowered vitality on account of the affliction to the heart and poor oxygenation in the lungs, the native was unable to do manual labor, thereby being unable to work off the excess of food. Consequently the poor liver was worked over time and became a receptacle for the poisons created by the excess of food which could not be absorbed by the blood. Jupiter rules the liver; we find Jupiter in conjunction with and parallel to Uranus in the 6th house, sickness, also parallel to the Moon. Naturally the liver would be sluggish and easily overtaxed.

If this man had lived normally, he could have reached a ripe old age in spite of the planetary afflictions, for with Mars elevated and sextile to the Sun, with the Moon sextile to Jupiter, and with fixed signs on the angles there is no reason why he should have passed out at the comparatively early period of middle life.

No. 10B — Gallstones

Male, born November 13, 1885, 8:52 P.M.

We will judge first the mental caliber so that we may be better able to deal with our patient, for the basic quality and trend of the mind have a great determining influence as to the way a person views sickness, and we must be prepared to meet his ideas in such a manner that we inspire confidence. Mercury rules the 3rd house, which governs the lower mind. Its parallel to Saturn, the planet of obstruction, curbs this flighty constituent of the personality and gives it depth, but this aspect also gives a tendency to look at the dark side of things; pessimism and melancholy are among its results. Mars in the mercurial sign of Virgo, square to Mercury, makes the native cynical and quick to anger.

Saturn in Cancer, the sign of the stomach, shows us that digestion is obstructed. His opposition to Venus and the square of both to Uranus in Libra show that the venous circulation is also obstructed, particularly that of the renal veins which carry the blood from the kidneys (Uranus in Libra), and that part of the portal system which carries the blood from the stomach (Saturn in Cancer), through the liver. Saturn rules the gall bladder, and his position in Cancer, square Uranus in the sign of the kidneys (Libra), shows the concretion of sediment in both of these organs. As brick is baked clay, hardened by heat pent up in the kiln, so this sediment is burned into gallstones and renal stones by the restraining action of Saturn when anger is kindled by Mars. Inward impotent rage and vindictiveness which wait for an opportunity to get even, the nursing of a grievance instead of letting —

Birth Chart No. 10B

Birth Chart No. 10B

Midheaven: Aries 9
Sun: Scorpio 21:56
Saturn: Cancer 7:50R
11th House: Taurus 16
Moon: Aquarius 13:18
Uranus: Libra 6:12
12th House: Gemini 24
Mercury: Sagittarius 8:06
Neptune: Taurus 24:14R
Ascendant: Cancer 26:21
Venus: Capricorn 7:33
2nd House: Leo 17
Mars: Virgo 2:49
3rd House: Virgo 10
Jupiter: Virgo 29:41

— anger have vent and then forgetting it, harmful though that may be, are the true cause of one of the most painful maladies to which flesh is heir.

The trine of Jupiter and Neptune show the way of liberation through appeal to the higher nature, for there is a basic benevolence that may be invoked. Physical treatments can and must of course be given, but however effective they may prove for the time being, they are merely palliative, for until the patient changes his mental attitude there can be no real cure. Continued inward rage will form new stones to take the place of those eliminated or dissolved by the treatment. To thoroughly impress this fact upon the patient is the first duty of the astro-therapeutic health adjuster. The harm has been done in the present case, and cultivation of serenity can only act to correct. But if a configuration like this is noted in the horoscope of a child, we ought to warn the parents so that this trait of nursing wrath may be eradicated before it gets a hold on the growing girl or boy. Prevention is always better than cure. It is not enough just to help people to regain health; our aim should be to teach them how to live in harmony with the laws of love and life that they may never be sick. Until we thoroughly realize this and practice it we are missing the greatest part of our privilege.

A person with Scorpio rising would be our first choice when selecting a healer for this case; one with Taurus would come next. But neither may have Saturn in the degrees of the signs included in the patient's 1st or 6th houses. The treatments, both mental and physical, should be given in the hour of the Sun. Large doses of olive oil or copious draughts of hot water would be of great assistance.

No. 10C — D: Gallstones

Male, born April 23rd, 1850.

No. 10C is the horoscope of a judge of the Supreme Court, whose hour of birth we could not ascertain, but from events in his life we judge that Capricorn would be on the cusp of the Ascendant. Although the writer never met this man in person, yet from indications in the home he was born some time near 9:30 or 10 P.M. This would place Jupiter and the Moon in or near the Midheaven or the 9th house which would correspond with his character, for from reports of friends he was a very efficient and just judge. He had much inharmony in his home, which would be indicated by Saturn and Uranus in Aries in the 4th house, describing the wife as nagging and erratic. Saturn is square to Mars in Cancer in the 7th house, again showing inharmony and quarreling with the marriage partner.

The Judge was also greatly troubled through the weakness of an only son, who squandered his time in drink and immorality, spending his money on the opposite sex. This is shown by the position of Venus in the 5th house, governing children, also pleasures. Venus is very strong in the sign of Taurus, which rules the palate and it is also sextile to Mars in Cancer, ruling the stomach.

People with Capricorn rising and with the ruler, Saturn, afflicted have a tendency always to see the dark side of life and to brood over it, and when Saturn is square to Mars there is much temper but not of the explosive kind. Capricorn people cannot as a rule forgive and forget. Suppressed —

Birth Chart No. 10C
Flat Chart

Birth Chart No. 10C

Midheaven: Capricorn
Sun: Taurus 2:57
Saturn: Aries 13:40
11th House: Aquarius
Moon: Virgo 25:51
Uranus: Aries 26:41
12th House: Pisces
Mercury: Taurus 9:17
Neptune: Pisces 6:25
Ascendant: Aries
Venus: Taurus 15:58
2nd House: Taurus
Mars: Cancer 18:20
3rd House: Gemini
Jupiter: Virgo 13:32R

— anger when continued for years will crystallize the bile in the gall bladder, which will have a tendency to form into small stones, causing intense pain while they are being eliminated. The Judge suffered from these stones for nearly twenty years. About 1894 the progressed Saturn neared an exact square to the radical Mars, which may have set the time for the beginning of the forming of these stones. This patient passed into the higher life on January 1, 1916, when the transiting Saturn had reached the square to its own place at birth.

No. 10D

Female, born December 14, 1855, at 10 A.M.

This is the horoscope of a woman who has Capricorn on the Ascendant, and the ruler, Saturn, is in the 5th house, square to the inflammatory Mars. We have noted from a number of horoscopes in our files of patients who have suffered from gallstones that they have had Saturn and Mars conjunction or square. Saturn in this horoscope is in the house ruling children, the 5th, and square to Mars in the 8th. This woman's troubles were caused by aggravations by the children of her husband's first marriage, the stepchildren. Note how clearly this is shown by Mercury and the Sun in the 11th house, which rules stepchildren, square to Neptune, ruler of the 2nd house. Anger and inharmony arose in her home on account of her husband's finances, and as usual the Capricorn nature would not forget and forgive, holding resentment within until she paid the penalty in 1903 when she had the first attack of gallstones, followed by another attack fourteen years later, about 1917. The progressed Moon was in Sagittarius in 1903 and in Gemini in 1917. The exact time of the illness is not given, but the opposition and the conjunction of the progressed Moon with Saturn will no doubt register the exact time.

Birth Chart No. 10D

Birth Chart No. 10D

Midheaven: Scorpio 25
Sun: Sagittarius 21:52
Saturn: Gemini 26:55R
11th House: Sagittarius 13
Moon: Aquarius 26:48
Uranus: Taurus 17:37R
12th House: Sagittarius 28
Mercury: Sagittarius 12:08
Neptune: Pisces 15:29
Ascendant: Capricorn 16:39
Venus: Scorpio 5:04
2nd House: Pisces 17
Mars: Libra 0:07
3rd House: Taurus 0
Jupiter: Aquarius 27:38

This disease is one of the most painful of afflictions. When the stones pass from the gall bladder, pressing through the tiny gall duct which leads into the duodenum, they often get partly through this duct but remain wedged in, causing intense suffering. A very safe and often most beneficial remedy is to have ready one-half cup of olive oil and the juice of one lemon. Set the alarm clock to go off at 3 A.M.; at that time drink all of the oil followed by the juice of the lemon. Refrain from eating breakfast, and eat very little during the day. Repeat this for three nights in succession, and the third morning take a cathartic. A tablespoon of Epsom salts has been used by some with excellent results. If this does not eliminate the gallstones, try the remedy again about two or three weeks later.

The Circulation
No. 11A — Palpitation Of The Heart

Female, born April 24, 1862, midnight.

The Ascendant in this chart is occupied by the Saturnine sign of Capricorn, with Saturn, the ruler, intercepted in the 8th house. When we find the life ruler so weakly situated and afflicted, we may look for a person who is very likely to become a victim of circumstances, instead of being victor; one who will allow the planets to rule her instead of her ruling the planets. Where Saturn is afflicted in the house of limitations, the native is very gloomy and always looks at the dark side of life, and if he suffers physically, he is very apt, like the Virgoans, to give in to the disease. Wherever Saturn, the plant of obstruction, is posited in the horoscopes, we may look for trouble. In this case we find him in the sign of Virgo, ruling the small intestines, and in conjunction with the planet Jupiter, which rules the arterial circulation. Jupiter also has rule over the adrenals. The secretion of these glands is necessary to give tone to the blood, and when restricted by Saturn we may expect that the arterial blood will be disturbed.

Birth Chart No. 11A

Birth Chart No. 11A

Midheaven: Scorpio 5
Sun: Taurus 4:45
Saturn: Virgo 16:18R
11th House: Scorpio 28
Moon: Pisces 22:58
Uranus: Gemini 14:07
12th House: Sagittarius 18
Mercury: Aries 22:25
Neptune: Aries 2:33
Ascendant: Capricorn 7:33
Venus: Pisces 19:17
2nd House: Aquarius 21
Mars: Aquarius 14:23
3rd House: Aries 3
Jupiter: Virgo 18:01R

But we do not judge by Saturn and his influence alone. We find the planet Venus, ruling the venous blood, in conjunction with the Moon, which has rule over the synovial fluids, the lubricants of the body. Venus and the Moon are in opposition to Jupiter and Saturn. What would be the effect upon the body of the afflictions of the above four plants? Due to the restricting influence of Saturn we may expect trouble with the arterial circulation. With the venous blood also restricted there is no freedom to the blood flow, and the effect is the same as that of a stagnant stream of water which becomes muddy and full of poisonous weeds. We may expect the blood to become polluted and stagnant.

We extract a certain amount of minerals from our food, which while we are children can all be utilized to build bone; but after we have reached our full stature and the body can use little of this mineral matter for its growth, if taken in excess it then deposits in the joints and blood stream, clinging to the surface of the little blood vessels in the same manner that it does on the inside of a teakettle. If the circulation is good and the blood has freedom to flow through the arteries and veins in a natural manner, this deposit is very slight; but in old age or when circulation is impaired, this mineral is deposited in the blood and causes what is commonly known as sclerosis or hardening of the arteries. In this case the walls of the blood vessels are covered with a deposit of hard mineral substance, consequently the blood flow is impeded; the muscles and joints become stiff and sore, and gradually as this condition becomes chronic the person loses the use of arms and limbs and chronic invalidism is the result.

In this horoscope we find both Jupiter and Saturn posited in Virgo, ruling the small intestine. This small tube, although it is between 20 and 25 feet in length, is coiled in a small space in the abdominal region. It is lined with mucous membrane and small tongue-like vessels that assist in digesting and absorbing the food elements, afterwards distributing various minerals extracted from the food into the white and red fluids of the body. If the mucous membrane and these villi of the intestines are obstructed by Saturn, as in the case of this woman whose Moon is also opposed by this afflicter, then the secretion of lymph and chyle, the white fluids of the body, is obstructed, and in addition, the blood receives little nourishment.

The woman suffers greatly from palpitation of the heart, headaches, high blood pressure, and a constant pain in back and limbs. When the blood has become sluggish and filled with ash it stands to reason that the heart must suffer, for when through undue excitement or anger an excess of blood is drawn to the heart and the clogged condition of the blood vessels prevents it from freely leaving this central station, palpitation, high blood pressure, rush of blood to the head, and various other afflictions naturally result.

Now, what can we give as a remedy for such a condition? First of all we would advise a simple and very light diet with very little starch, less sugar, but more of raw onion, lettuce, spinach, etc. Always keep the bowels free, and give the body a dry rub with a pair of bath mitts each morning on arising and at night before going to bed. Unfortunately, a woman with the Sun aspected, as in this case, except by a semi-sextile to Neptune, and with afflicting planets in Virgo and Pisces will not make the effort to get well. It is so much less trouble to drift into invalidism.

No. 11B — Sluggish Circulation And Cataracts

Female, born April 9, 1851, 1:58 A.M.

We first judge as usual the mentality of our patient. Aries, the sign of the head, has more planets than any other, and two of these are malefics. Even if this were all it would be unfortunate and an indication of unfavorable characteristics, but the affliction of Saturn in Aries to the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Uranus, and Jupiter tell us this is a subtle and untrustworthy person, who is sadly indifferent to moral obligations of truth and justice. Nor is it to be wondered at that such pronounced mental characteristics should produce a marked effect upon the bodily functions, especially as the afflictions are all from cardinal signs.

Saturn, the planet of obstruction, makes the native subtle and cautious mentally by his conjunction with Mercury and square to the Moon, and also protects her from being "found out." This same configuration obstructs the flow of nerve force, and thus causes a clogging of both the voluntary and sympathetic nervous systems, which are ruled by Mercury and the Moon —

Birth Chart No. 11B

Birth Chart No. 11B

Midheaven: Scorpio 19
Sun: Aries 18:50
Saturn: Aries 23:21
11th House: Sagittarius 11
Moon: Cancer 18:56
Uranus: Aries 29:41
12th House: Capricorn 1
Mercury: Aries 26:53
Neptune: Pisces 8:13
Ascendant: Capricorn 24:06
Venus: Pisces 6:18
2nd House: Pisces 11
Mars: Pisces 17:07
3rd House: Aries 21
Jupiter: Libra 18:00R

— respectively. Saturn's principal field of activity will be found in the pneumogastric nerve, which is normally saturnine and suppressive in its action upon the heart, stomach, and other vital organs. The conjunction of Saturn with the Sun is aggravated by the fact that they are in parallel, situated in the first cardinal sign, Aries, ruling the head, square to the Moon in the second cardinal sign, Cancer, which rules the stomach, and in opposition to Jupiter in the third cardinal sign, Libra, which rules the kidneys. Were it not for the trine of Mars to the Moon and the placement of the Sun in its exaltation sign, Aries, it would be difficult for life to be sustained in this severely afflicted nativity.

This person is afflicted with sluggish circulation, indigestion, and nervous constipation on account of the planetary afflictions mentioned, still this is far from the worst trouble. The conjunction of the planets in Aries, the head, and their opposition to Jupiter, which rules the arterial circulation, show plainly how the nerves and blood vessels are clogged in that most important part of the body, the head. As a consequence there is a dearth of material with which to build up the various organs, and an accumulation of waste. We all know that a bad stomach reacts on the eyes, and when we consider the effect of the Sun and Saturn in Aries square to the Moon in Cancer, we see that it is small wonder that both eyes are afflicted with the saturnine obstruction known as cataract.

A Taurus healer would be best fitted to handle this case, and it should be made very, very plain to the patient that frankness and strict adherence to truth are an absolute necessity for recovery. Even if resented at first, a kindly statement of the fact of the opposite fault and its effects will probably bring a change. A religious attitude of mind will loosen the tension of nerves, allowing the bodily functions greater freedom. Uncooked food should be given in as large a measure as the patient will allow, for its ether is necessary to build up the nerves. Onions are prime builders, and pineapple is unrivaled as a digestive stimulant. But in this case physical factors, though of vital importance, pale into insignificance in comparison with the benefit that will be derived from a proper appreciation of the moral factors that have caused the disease, and a realization of the imperative necessity of altering the trend of mind before any permanent relief can be experienced. Nor should the healer despair and feel that this is a case analogous to that of the leopard changing its spots, for the afflictions are from cardinal signs and therefore movable. It requires thought and energy to plan how to deceive successfully, and this energy if turned to good, will be a factor of equal power in bringing the light of truth into the patient's life and letting it shine for others.

(The above was the diagnosis of this case in 1915. The outcome in 1919 is given in 2BX — Ed.)

No. 11D — Varicose Veins

Female, born January 17, 1875, 7:00 A.M.

This woman has the Saturnian sign of Capricorn on the Ascendant, with the life ruler, Saturn, in Aquarius where this planet is at home and most powerful. Being in the first house, in an angle, and in a fixed sign we may look to Saturn as having the most powerful influence on the life as well as the health of the native.

We find that the obstructing Saturn is in square aspect to the inflammatory Mars. This last named plant is on the cusp of the Midheaven and also in an angle; it is in its own sign of Scorpio where it is powerful. Mars is square to the spasmodic Uranus, which is in the sign of its fall, the fixed sign of Leo, and also angular in the seventh house. Consequently, these three malefics so powerfully situated in fixed signs and in the angles will be very difficult to overcome.

Mars in the Midheaven will dominate the actions of this woman, and it being square to the restless Uranus will incline toward excessive social activity. With the Capricorn egotism enhanced by the Sun and Mercury in the first house in Capricorn, square to Jupiter and Neptune, the native would aspire to shine in society. Especially would this be true with Venus in the active sign of Sagittarius and in the eleventh house, ruling friends. With Venus sextile to Saturn she would aim to lead in games and social affairs, into which she would enter with all the impulse of the Mars-Uranus nature.

Capricorn people are not very robust, and with the Sun and Mercury on the Ascendant in Capricorn afflicted by the square of Jupiter and Neptune, both —

Birth Chart No. 11D

Birth Chart No. 11D

Midheaven: Scorpio 14
Sun: Capricorn 26:54
Saturn: Aquarius 14:26
11th House: Sagittarius 4
Moon: Taurus 29:35
Uranus: Leo 13:56R
12th House: Sagittarius 20
Mercury: Capricorn 28:07
Neptune: Aries 28:04R
Ascendant: Capricorn 7:32
Venus: Sagittarius 15:34
Dragon's Head: Aries 21:48
2nd House: Pisces 0
Mars: Scorpio 15:25
3rd House: Aries 16
Jupiter: Scorpio 0:22
Dragon's Tail: Libra 21:48

— of these last named planets being in martial signs, giving impulse, the native would be very apt to dissipate her strength, the result being a physical break in the weakest part. The greatest afflictions in this horoscope are found in the region of the knees, Capricorn, and the lower limbs, Aquarius, causing enlargement of the veins. Varices are caused by interferences in the Venus circulation resulting from overtaxing the muscles or nerves of certain parts of the body.

Venus being the best aspected planet and free from afflictions in the sign of sports, Sagittarius, in the eleventh house, friends, trine to Uranus and sextile to Saturn, and Mars, being prominent in the Midheaven, indicate that the patient was an enthusiast in games; also in the entertainment of friends, for the Moon is well aspected by the Sun and Mercury and is in the Venus sign of Taurus in the 4th house, indicating the home, where the native would be lavish in her entertainments. The consequent exertion would put a heavy strain upon the heart. Uranus in Leo, square to Mars, and opposition Saturn indicates organic heart trouble, and causes a spasmodic gushing of blood through the aorta. Interference with the natural flow of blood through the heart will cause a disturbance in the veins in other afflicted parts of the body, as in this case where we find enlarged veins in the lower limbs.

This woman called upon our Healing Department for help in September, 1920, while under the care of the doctors in a hospital, after having had a second operation for varicose veins. At that time the progressed Venus had reached a conjunction with the radical Sun, and the progressed Moon was also in that part of the horoscope. The transiting Sun, Mercury, and Saturn were in conjunction in Virgo, the sign of health. The transiting Saturn was square to the radical Venus, which brought on the last attack and was responsible for her submitting to the operation.

Ordinary cases of varicose veins may be relieved and even cured by bandages, and by a removal of strain so that the circulation of the blood may become more normal. When the knife is used, however, as in this case, healing is interfered with.

No. 11E — Restricted Circulation

Female, born April 13th, 1862.

This horoscope is minus the hour of birth, but as the given time of birth is frequently unreliable on account of the difference in time and clocks, unless we have some data by which we can correct the horoscope, we are nearly as safe in using a flat figure — diagnosing from the planets and signs only. A very safe diagnosis may be arrived at by this method. Only when it is necessary to watch for the crisis in order to help the patient pass through a critical period is it necessary that we have the hour of birth. This is then required in order to observe the progressed Moon and the aspects of the transiting planets.

We here find Saturn, the malefic, conjunction Jupiter in the sign of Virgo. Virgo is the natural sixth house sign and therefore rules health and sickness to a very great extent. We find that people who are ruled largely by Virgo are prone to think much of their health and often become hypochondriacs. When several planets are found in this sign, we may trace the cause of disease to this part of the horoscope. The small intestine is the organ of distribution of the nutriment, where much of the food must go to be distributed to the various parts of the body through the blood. The intestines are to the body what the commissary department is to the army. Therefore Virgo necessarily is a most vital part of the horoscope.

Jupiter is the planet ruling the arterial circulation and the glycogen of the liver, and Saturn has rule over the gall bladder and the pneumogastric —

Birth Chart No. 11E
Flat Chart

Birth Chart No. 11E

Midheaven: Capricorn
Sun: Aries 23:17
Saturn: Virgo 16:52R
11th House: Aquarius
Moon: Libra 7:43
Uranus: Gemini 13:33
12th House: Pisces
Mercury: Aries 1:44
Neptune: Aries 2:08
Ascendant: Aries
Venus: Pisces 9:53
2nd House: Taurus
Mars: Aquarius 6:21
3rd House: Gemini
Jupiter: Virgo 18:55R

— nerve, the most important of all nerves, which sends its branches to the three most important parts of the body, namely the heart, stomach, and lungs. Here they affect the distribution and digestion of the food in the small intestine due to the sluggishness of the gall bladder in furnishing the needed amount of bile and through impaired peristalsis. As a consequence the tiny blood vessels which are distributed over the inner intestinal surface are robbed of their nutriment, and the blood stream becomes deficient and sluggish causing anemia.

Especially is this true since we also find Venus, which rules the venous blood, afflicted by a square of Uranus, these planets being in the common signs of Pisces and Gemini. Uranus is also squaring Saturn and Jupiter. This will interfere with the oxygenation of the blood as it passes through the capillaries of the lungs.

Before middle life these afflictions may express themselves through colds, pneumonia, and painful menstruation. But after middle life when the body begins to feel the strain of years, these afflictions will cause anemia, arteriosclerosis, and high blood pressure. The patient suffered from the latter three diseases, and at the age of sixty was threatened with paralysis of the right side. She also had a dizzy, reeling feeling in the head.

A healer should advise such a patient against stimulants such as coffee, tea, etc. Stimulation by friction of the skin would be of great benefit, using a pair of bath gloves night and morning and rubbing the body until it glows. Keep the mind free from excitement and worry, adopt a light and carefully selected vegetarian diet, and drink plenty of pure water between meals.

No. 11F — Pernicious Anemia

Female, born Aug. 12, 1886, 5:00 A.M.

We are using this chart to impress upon the mind of the student the great necessity of advising patients as to the proper diet. Ninety per cent of those who are suffering and broken down in health are ill, not on account of the lack of food but because of wrong combinations or too much food. This young woman has the fixed sign of Leo on the Ascendant, and the Sun, the ruler, on the cusp of the first house. We find the obstructive Saturn in his detriment in the sign of Cancer, which rules the stomach. Venus, the planet ruling the venous circulation, is in conjunction with Saturn and in opposition to the negative Moon, which is in its detriment in the Saturnian sign of Capricorn. Since Saturn and the Moon are both in their detriment and in mutual reception, the power for evil of these two planets is greatly increased. The opposition occurs from the sixth house, that of sickness, to the twelfth house, that of hospitals, confinement, and self-undoing. We can well see how this poor soul has been responsible for her complete breakdown. She has for years been an invalid in bed, not able to use her limbs. The doctors have stated her disease to be arteriosclerosis.

We find that Jupiter, ruling the arterial circulation, is afflicted by the conjunction of Uranus in Libra, and that Venus, ruling the venous circulation is square to Mars, these two latter planets being respectively in the sign of the kidneys and the stomach. Mars is also square to the Moon in the house of sickness, the sixth. With this planetary afflictions to the —

Birth Chart No. 11F

Birth Chart No. 11F

Midheaven: Taurus 8
Sun: Leo 19:36
Saturn: Cancer 16:56
11th House: Gemini 15
Moon: Capricorn 24:23
Uranus: Libra 5:13
12th House: Cancer 20
Mercury: Leo 26:36R
Neptune: Taurus 27:45
Ascendant: Leo 18:55
Venus: Cancer 21:07
Dragon's Head: Virgo 8:05
2nd House: Virgo 10
Mars: Libra 23:53
3rd House: Libra 6
Jupiter: Libra 4:26
Dragon's Tail: Pisces 8:05

— stomach there is a tendency to overeat. The opposition of Venus and the Moon gives a great desire for liquids and sweets, and Saturn gives an abnormal desire for unnatural foods and an excess of pastries, starches, etc. This patient's body was like a stove that is filled with paper: when the paper is burned it makes a terrific heat, but the heat is not lasting, and the stove is quickly filled with ashes.

With Saturn in Cancer, there is a lack of gastric juice in the stomach. Leo is rising and the Sun and Mercury are on the Ascendant in sextile to Mars. These positions give an unusual amount of energy but also the tendency to dissipate it. When the body has become worn out and tired, the stomach cannot digest the food; then if too much food is partaken of, decomposition takes place, especially if the meal is made up of inharmonious food elements. In the present case the poor weak stomach has been stuffed to overflowing with food, and then cold water or hot tea with sugar has been poured in after it. What was the result? Fermentation took place and the food turned to poison instead of nourishing the body. This poor young woman at the age of twenty-four was an invalid. Her body was filled with ash, and with both the venous and arterial circulation impaired the blood could not remain pure. She dissipated her energy, could not use moderation. She went to excess in food, play, and mental work, and the result was that the body could not throw out the ash accumulated from the excessive and ill-balanced food.

If she had come in contact with a doctor who would have placed her on a rational and carefully chosen diet and who would not have given her poisonous narcotics, she could have been saved much suffering. Man often starves in the midst of plenty, overloading his stomach while the body is really starving from non-assimilation, as was the case with this young woman. She lived to satisfy her appetite, but did not give her body blood-making food. Her joints became stiff, her body ached, and in a few years she became a confirmed invalid and is now confined in a hospital. If she were taken to a hospital where scientific dietary treatment is given, she could yet become a useful woman.

When we meet such poor unfortunate ones, it behooves us who aspire to become helpers and healers of humanity to use our efforts to guide them in the right direction.

No. 11G — Rheumatism And Impure Blood

Male, born August 14, 1912, 1:30 P.M.

We are using here the horoscope of a young man with the martial sign of Scorpio on the Ascendant, and with the life ruler, Mars, in the 10th house, sextile to the Ascendant and in conjunction with the watery Moon. Where we find the close conjunction of a hot and inflammatory planet with a cold and watery one as in this case, and especially in the sign of Virgo, which is the natural sixth house sign governing sickness, we may expect that it is a starting point of illness, for fire and water create steam.

Virgo is the sign which has rule over the small intestine, the intestines being among the principal organs for the digestion, assimilation, and distribution of the food. The inflammatory Mars in this sign causes inflammation of the intestines. As Mars is in conjunction with the Moon, the latter having rule over the lymphatics, we may expect that the lymphatic vessels and glands will be disturbed in their functions. They are carriers between the cells of the body and the blood. Not only do they carry some of the nutriment of the food to the blood, but they also act as cleansers, taking up a part of the waste matter and carrying it where it may be eliminated from the body through the excretory organs. When the Moon is afflicted by the inflammatory Mars in Virgo, we may expect the lymphatics to be inflamed and not able to function so as to help the blood in its work. The Moon has rule over the chyle, or white fluid which has been extracted from the food through the villi of the small intestine. This intermingles with the lymph and passes on into the circulation. These white fluids, —

Birth Chart No. 11G

Birth Chart No. 11G

Midheaven: Virgo 7
Sun: Leo 21:33
Saturn: Gemini 3:09
11th House: Libra 9
Moon: Virgo 18:50
Uranus: Aquarius 00:40R
12th House: Scorpio 4
Mercury: Virgo 4:40R
Neptune: Cancer 24:34
Ascendant: Scorpio 23:55
Venus: Virgo 2:31
2nd House: Sagittarius 25
Mars: Virgo 17:54
3rd House: Aquarius 0
Jupiter: Sagittarius 5:46

— which are so necessary in the work of feeding the blood, are obstructed in the case of this boy.

We have still another affliction which interferes with the purification of the blood stream. Saturn the obstructor is in the sign of Gemini. Gemini has rule over the lungs. Saturn is in opposition to the planet Jupiter, ruling the arterial circulation, and square to Venus, which has rule over the venous blood. The lungs are the bellows of the body. Into the tiny capillaries of these organs the pure air passes and the blood is thus oxygenated and aerated. The pure oxygen is drawn into the air cells of the lungs, the poisonous carbon-dioxide is exhaled, and thus the body is freed from a large portion of its poisons. Whenever we find Saturn in the sign of Gemini, especially if this planet is afflicted by both Jupiter and Venus, we may expect the blood to be unhealthy and impure for Saturn, the obstructor, is stationed at the door of the respiratory system, partially shutting out the air from without and also partially keeping the carbon-dioxide within the body.

With these planetary afflictions we may look from a health point of view for impure and anemic blood; also a tendency to intestinal inflammation which will interfere with the proper assimilation and distribution of the food. This boy at the age of eight years suffered from blotches and eruptions of the skin. As the Moon has rule over the synovial fluid, we may see how the conjunction of Mars with the Moon caused rheumatism and fallen arches, an indication that Mars burned up the oils which were necessary to keep the joints of his legs and feet in order.

What a pity that the parents were not familiar with the science of astrology! If they had been, they would have known of these planetary afflictions and by a careful diet, plenty of fresh air, and training in deep breathing this boy could have been saved from much suffering. From all indications tuberculosis of the lungs may set in should he neglect his health by exposure to cold, for with Saturn afflicted by both Venus and Jupiter from common signs, he has naturally developed a habit of shallow breathing, which will tend to induce lung trouble.

No. 11H — I: Rheumatism

We will use two horoscopes in order to show how planets placed in different signs will bring about the same symptoms, the real causes of the disease being different.

No. 11H

The native, a woman, was born on March 16, 1865, no hour given. We find the fiery, discordant Mars conjunction the restless Uranus in the nervous sign of Gemini (the arms and shoulders), and square to the life-giving Sun and Mercury, which are in conjunction in the watery sign of Pisces. Mars and Uranus are also in opposition to Jupiter, which rules the arterial blood, and Jupiter is square to the Sun and Mercury.

This patient has always had some trouble with obstructed circulation, especially in the arms and legs. Afflictions often work in squares and oppositions. Illustrating this we find the assimilation in the small intestine much impaired. Venus, the planet ruling the venous circulation, is in opposition to the Moon, which we find in the martial sign of Scorpio, ruling elimination, the anus, urethra, and the generative organs. Saturn, the planet of obstruction, is found in Libra, the kidneys, and being placed in the last degree of this sign he obstructs elimination through the ureters, the small ducts carrying the urine from the kidneys to the bladder.

With all the many obstructions in the elimination of waste matter and the impaired assimilation of food do we wonder that when this woman reached the —

Birth Chart No. 11H Flat Chart

Birth Chart No. 11H

Midheaven: Capricorn
Sun: Pisces 25:56
Saturn: Libra 29:14R
11th House: Aquarius
Moon: Scorpio 9:56
Uranus: Gemini 25:34
12th House: Pisces
Mercury: Pisces 24:07 Neptune: Aries 7:34
Ascendant: Aries
Venus: Taurus 10:51
Dragon's Head: Scorpio 2:07
2nd House: Taurus
Mars: Gemini 22:41
3rd House: Gemini
Jupiter: Sagittarius 27:39

— age of menopause the body suffered and the blood became so sluggish and impure that rheumatism was the result? Her body was stiff, she found it almost impossible to move about, and she suffered especially with the arms and shoulders.

No. 11I

The native, a man, was born December 6, 1870, about 7:30 P.M. There are four planets in the sign Sagittarius in the 5th house, ruling pleasures and —

Birth Chart No. 11I

Birth Chart No. 11I

Midheaven: Aries 8
Sun: Sagittarius 14:30
Saturn: Sagittarius 29:02
11th House: Taurus 19
Moon: Taurus 29:59
Uranus: Cancer 26:08R
12th House: Cancer 4
Mercury: Sagittarius 22:14
Neptune: Aries 19:13R
Ascendant: Leo 5:30
Venus: Sagittarius 14:07
Dragon's Head: Cancer 11:23
2nd House: Leo 21
Mars: Virgo 20:03
3rd House: Virgo 10
Jupiter: Gemini 22:19R
Dragon's Tail: Capricorn 11:23

— appetites. The Sun, ruler of the Ascendant, and Venus the ruler of the house of friends, are in conjunction and square to the impulsive and discordant Mars, showing that this man is fond of a good time. His love for wine and women has been his undoing. He has indulged the appetites, and he is surely paying the price of such living.

Jupiter in the nervous sign of Gemini afflicted by the opposition of the obstructing Saturn and nervous Mercury, also square to the inflammatory Mars in the sign of Virgo, the small intestine, are indications similar to those in horoscope 11H. This man suffered from numbness in the arms and hands. The great strain put upon his system and the abuse of the poor stomach caused neuritis, as both the venous and arterial circulations are afflicted from the signs ruling the nervous system.

The instruction given to both these patients would be very similar, namely a simple vegetarian diet, elimination of meat, alcoholic drinks, and highly seasoned foods, using plentifully green, raw vegetables, especially lettuce and onions. The onion is a wonderful nerve tonic and body scavenger. If taken at night in the form of a sandwich when the stomach is empty it will purify the kidneys and liver and build up the nervous system. A good brisk massage with a pair of bath gloves night and morning to keep the pores of the skin open and stimulate the circulation is recommended. In case 11H the bowels and kidneys should be kept free from clogging, and food should be taken that works directly upon the liver and kidneys.

No. 12A — B: Leprosy

Male, born September 11, 1885, at 1:00 A.M.

The writer feels that horoscopes 12A and 12B, those of two brothers, will give students a most helpful lesson in the diagnosing of disease, and show that though the underlying causes and the outward appearances of both cases are of a similar nature, still these cases are entirely different when scientifically diagnosed.

In both cases the relatives called upon Headquarters for healing of the dread disease with which these brothers were afflicted. In horoscope 12A we find the watery sign of Cancer on the Ascendant, with the obstructive Saturn near the cusp and square to Uranus in Libra. Here we have two planets which both by position and aspect indicate eruptive blood disease, and show the two stations where the poison is generated, namely, Cancer, the stomach, and Libra, the kidneys.

Saturn in Cancer interferes with the peristaltic action which is so necessary in the churning and the breaking up of food in the stomach. Saturn has a tendency also to dry up the body fluids, and when in Cancer, which is —

Birth Chart No. 12A

Birth Chart No. 12A

Midheaven: Aries 6 Sun: Virgo 18:38 Saturn: Cancer 7:01
11th House: Taurus 9
Moon: Libra 19:28
Uranus: Libra 2:23
12th House: Gemini 10
Mercury: Virgo 4:54R
Neptune: Taurus 25:33R
Ascendant: Cancer 9:26
Venus: Libra 22:33
Dragon's Head: Virgo 25:50
2nd House: Leo 6
Mars: Cancer 26:31
3rd House: Virgo 4
Jupiter: Virgo 16:52

— the sign of its fall, this planet is weak and therefore most evil. Uranus is the higher octave of Venus, and as Venus rules the moral nature on the lower planes, so does Uranus rule or balance the morals on the higher planes. Uranus in the Venus sign of Libra afflicted by a square of Saturn would indicate that a lack of moral balance was largely responsible for the physical ailment of the patient.

Uranus has rule over the pituitary body or hypophysis. This little organ, which is so wonderfully protected in a cradle-like bone within the brain, consists of two small lobes, the anterior and posterior. The anterior lobe has rule over the sex or creative force and over nerve fiber, while the posterior lobe contributes to and controls the circulation of the fluids of the body, especially the renal circulation.

With Uranus is Libra, which has rule over the kidneys, square to the obstructive Saturn and both in cardinal signs, also with the impulsive-cardinal signs on all the angles, we may expect excesses. With Mars, the planet of dynamic energy and impulse, in the first house in Cancer, square to the planets of pleasure and self-indulgence, Venus and the Moon, (Venus being strongly situated in its own sign of Libra and the Moon being the ruler of the Ascendant, square to its own house,) we may conclude that this man through his excessive desires indulged in sensual pleasure to such an extent that the functions of the pituitary body became impaired. As the pituitary body regulates the assimilation of food, and as Saturn and Mars are afflicted in the sign of the stomach, (Saturn in Cancer gives abnormal tastes and appetites, and Mars in Cancer indicates a gourmand) we may expect that this man would be apt to make a cesspool of his body.

With Venus and the Moon in conjunction and square to Mars in Cancer on the Ascendant, and with Saturn on the cusp of the Ascendant, we may expect this person to be very untidy and careless. He is one who would neglect cleanliness of the body and of his surroundings, also the elimination of toxic poisons through the colon, kidneys, and skin. This would in time fill the body with poisons which would ultimately cause eruption.

The skin would become dry and dead, for the pituitary body with the assistance of the thyroid gland feeds the skin. When these glands are tired and depleted by sensual excesses, the conditions of the skin as well as the general circulation of the body are impaired, dulling the mentality and causing the slowing up of energies of mind and body. In this case the result was leprosy.

This dread disease first made its appearance after the Flood, when vegetation was scarce and Noah and his family were forced to revert to the use of meat for food. This together with excesses and degeneracy relating to the generative function was responsible for this disease being of such common occurrence among the ancient Israelites and Egyptians. This ailment was classed as unclean, and those afflicted with it were ostracized and excluded from the church.

Truly it is a disease caused by unsanitary and unclean habits of living, and only those who, as in the case of this man, are gluttonous and careless in their personal habits are afflicted with it. We will use horoscope 12B to illustrate another phase of this disease.

No. 12B

Male, born March 19, 1896, at 7:50 P.M.

During the ancient Israelitic times the Jews looked upon leprosy as a peculiar disease sent to man by God. It was recognized as a mark of the displeasure of God for some great sin committed, and it was considered a dreadful moral disease. The afflicted ones were separated from others by the priests, who used ceremonies of purification for the healing of those who had this unclean disorder.

We see in this horoscope indications of moral depravity and uncleanliness: We find Saturn retrograde in Scorpio, the sign which rules the secret parts, the generative organs. Saturn is square to Mars, which is in Aquarius, the home of Saturn. Uranus is also retrograde and in the sign of Scorpio. These three planets, Saturn, Uranus, and Mars, are in mutual reception, that is, Mars is in a Saturn sign and Saturn and Uranus are in a Martian sign. Uranus is parallel to Mars and opposition the Moon, both Uranus and the Moon being in their exaltation signs and in angles and fixed signs. These planets are thus strong both by position and sign; therefore they are also most powerful in their afflictions. When Saturn afflicts Mars from Scorpio and Uranus afflicts Mars and the Moon from this sign of sex, we may at once diagnose the case as venereal disease, but it was of such a malignant nature that it was believed to be leprosy, for all outward symptoms indicated leprosy.

Certain forms of venereal disease go hand in hand with the dread disease —

Birth Chart No. 12B

Birth Chart No. 12B

Midheaven: Cancer 23
Sun: Pisces 29:30
Saturn: Scorpio 18:43R
11th House: Leo 23
Moon: Taurus 25:54
Uranus: Scorpio 24:21R
12th House: Virgo 25
Mercury: Pisces 5:56
Neptune: Gemini 15:24
Ascendant: Libra 25:28
Venus: Pisces 0:30
Dragon's Head: Pisces 2:22
2nd House: Scorpio 26
Mars: Aquarius 12:12
3rd House: Sagittarius 24
Jupiter: Cancer 29:08R
Dragon's Tail: Virgo 2:22

— of leprosy; when the blood stream is poisoned, the glandular system is also affected, which in turn interferes with the metabolism of the entire body.

The Jews in olden times used no medicine to cure this unclean disease. They claimed that it withered all desire for grace and spiritual life; therefore the only cure was prayer and spiritual purification.

In Matthew, 8th chapter, we find: "When he (Christ) was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, there came a leper and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. An immediately his leprosy was cleansed."

No. 13A — Paralysis

Female, born August 22, 1899, 1:30 P.M.

Paralysis of the limbs and arms is the affliction of this young woman. We note first that this condition is indicated by the Moon, which is the particular significator of health for a woman. She is in Pisces which rules the feet, and square to Saturn, the planet of obstruction, placed in Sagittarius, the sign ruling the hips. Thus the whole region of the lower limbs is afflicted. The Moon is also square to Neptune and the saturnine Dragon's Tail, which are placed in Gemini, the sign ruling the arms. The life-giving Sun is square to Uranus in Sagittarius and to the Ascendant, and these afflictions are all the more powerful because the Sun and Moon are both angular, one near the Midheaven, the other close to the Nadir. Thus there are strong tendencies to trouble with the arms and limbs, dropsy, paralysis, and wasting disease shown in the natal horoscope.

These conditions did not become manifest until the patient was eighteen years of age. At that time the progressed Sun had reached Virgo 16-33; it was then square to the radical Saturn. This brought out the latent weakness and resulted in a gradual loss of control of the limbs, which left her —

Birth Chart No. 13A

Birth Chart No. 13A

Midheaven: Virgo 22
Sun: Leo 29:44
Saturn: Sagittarius 17:04R
11th House: Libra 21
Moon: Pisces 21:46
Uranus: Sagittarius 4:02
12th House: Scorpio 15
Mercury: Leo 23:25R
Neptune: Gemini 26:38
Ascendant: Sagittarius 3:47
Venus: Leo 22:44
Dragon's Head: Sagittarius 26:07
2nd House: Capricorn 6
Mars: Libra 10:38
3rd House: Aquarius 15
Jupiter: Scorpio 4:39
Dragon's Tail: Gemini 26:07

— prostrate. Neptune conjunction the saturnine Dragon's Tail in Gemini, the sign ruling the lungs, gives an asthmatic condition and the afflicted Moon in Pisces gives a tendency to dropsical swellings, which have also manifested. Thus for the time being she is in the grip of what seems an incurable condition. But it is noteworthy that the afflictions are all from common signs, and this gives the astrologer a ray of hope that when the Sun has passed the critical points the affliction may be cured and she may regain the use of both arms and limbs even if not in full measure.

In the meantime every effort should be made to promote circulation by the manipulation and massage of the limbs and arms. A diet of fresh milk, which contains much ether, and uncooked vegetables that will give her mineral salts is sure to be of great benefit in helping to keep the limbs in shape and preventing atrophy so that when the present planetary afflictions have passed, the sextile of the radical Sun and Jupiter may restore circulation. This patient can best be treated by a healer having Aries or Leo rising and whose Saturn is not in any place included in the degrees of the patient's 1st or 6th houses.

No. 13B — Paralysis And Hardening Of The Arteries

Male, born February 9, 1855, 9:00 P.M.

We note first the mental qualities of the patient. The Moon is conjoined with the Dragon's Tail, a saturnine influence, and Mercury is square to Saturn. Thus the two significators of mind are afflicted by an obstructive and melancholy influence, which also operates upon Mars and Venus through the square of Saturn. Saturn moreover is placed in the 9th house in the sign of the lower mind, Gemini. Thus there is very little joy for this person; all the world looks blue and gloomy to him; he meets everybody and everything with gloom and distrust, and is always afraid to make a move in any direction for fear something is going to happen to him.

This mental attitude is at the bottom of all his trouble, for no one who carries such thoughts of fear and worry can ever be healthy. The more cheerful and optimistic we are, the more we act as magnets for good things; we become what people call "lucky." Conversely, such an attitude as this person has is bound to bring misfortune and trouble. He thinks he has cause to be worried, and upon the surface it may appear so, but the trouble is that he mistakes effect for cause. The first work of a healer should be to show him this fatal error and teach him to smile or at least to try to smile.

Just as cheer promotes circulation and elimination, keeping the body in health, so worry produces concretion by hindering the elimination of waste matter, and therefore a diseased condition of the body follows. Three places in this patient's body are affected by the saturnine influence.

Birth Chart No. 13B

Birth Chart No. 13B

Midheaven: Cancer 4
Sun: Aquarius 20:49
Saturn: Gemini 8:55
11th House: Leo 7
Moon: Scorpio 20:21
Uranus: Taurus 12:55
12th House: Virgo 8
Mercury: Pisces 5:34
Neptune: Pisces 14:40
Ascendant: Libra 3:29
Venus: Pisces 4:48
Dragon's Head: Taurus 17:20
2nd House: Scorpio 0
Mars: Pisces 3:49
3rd House: Sagittarius 0
Jupiter: Aquarius 12:17
Dragon's Tail: Scorpio 17:20

In the first place Saturn is in the sign Gemini, which governs the lungs; he is square Mercury, Mars, and Venus, and thus he obstructs the expulsion of carbonic acid and prevents the proper oxygenation of the blood. The Moon has particular rule over the fluids of the body. She is in the latter part of Scorpio in conjunction with the Dragon's Tail. Thus we may look for obstruction of the urine and for concretions in the bladder. The Sun and Jupiter are in Aquarius. Uranus squares Jupiter and the Moon squares the Sun. The effects of this is felt in the opposite sign Leo, which rules the heart. The Sun is also parallel to Uranus, and therefore the heart action is very uncertain, the circulation poor, the blood poisoned and heavy with waste matter that cannot be eliminated through the regular channels. So this clings to the walls of the arteries, and in the course of years the condition known as hardening of the arteries takes place, and the body becomes dry and emaciated.

The horoscope is the clock of destiny which marks the time when tendencies shown at birth are due to materialize. In August, 1910, the Moon had progressed to the conjunction of its radical place. This configuration excited the Moon's radical conjunction with the Dragon's Tail to action, as well as her square to the radical Sun and her opposition to Uranus radical. Thus the disease which had been prepared for during so many years took a serious turn and commenced to seriously hamper the native. In January, 1912, the Moon progressed to the opposition of Saturn radical and squared Mars and Mercury, thus enlivening and bringing into action the condition foreshown in the natal chart. Mars and Mercury govern the nervous system. Mars has rule over the motor nerves and Mercury over the sensory nerves. The above progressed affliction obstructed the vital flow along the nerves and paralyzed the body.

Jupiter was parallel to the Sun's radical place during 1912-14, and the conjunction of the progressed Sun and Mars in January, 1914, served to give more energy. These influences should have been taken on the wing. The patient should have outdoor life, on a farm if possible, with a diet in which buttermilk has a large part, and above all the cultivation of a cheerful attitude should be forced. This with manipulation of the spinal nerves would probably bring life into the paralyzed limbs and might restore a fair measure of health under good progressed aspects.

No. 13C — Facial Paralysis

Female, born April 13, 1912, 9:00 A.M.

This horoscope is that of a young girl with the watery and cardinal sign of Cancer on the eastern angle and with the fiery Mars in conjunction with the Ascendant. Mars is square to Venus and trine to the Moon, the Moon being the ruler of the Ascendant. Mars is the ruler of the 6th house, which has rule over the health; consequently we must look to Mars as the indicator of health.

Mars in Cancer afflicted by a square from Venus, and Venus in the martial sign of Aries, would indicate a gourmand, one who would as a result of too much rich and highly seasoned food suffer from indigestion or inflammation of the stomach.

Neptune in Cancer afflicted by a square from the Sun and Mercury would be apt to give nervous trouble or malnutrition. But this young girl has been in the very best of health, with the digestive organs in good condition. The conjunction of Mars with the Ascendant in Cancer and square to Venus has had little effect upon her health.

The birth of this child was prepared for under the purest conditions and in the most careful manner. The parents had prepared for it even before conception, for they desired to attract to birth an Ego advanced and pure. During all the prenatal period the mother received the greatest care, and the child was loved into this physical world by advanced and pure parents. She was a most wonderful child — healthy, happy, far above the average child of her years, and superior to other children of her age in mentality.

Birth Chart No. 13C

Birth Chart No. 13C

Midheaven: Pisces 2
Sun: Aries 23:23
Saturn: Taurus 19:35
11th House: Aries 5
Moon: Pisces 8:22
Uranus: Aquarius 3:12
12th House: Taurus 20
Mercury: Aries 26:26R
Neptune: Cancer 21:02
Ascendant: Cancer 2:32
Venus: Aries 1:21
Dragon's Head: Aries 21:38
2nd House: Cancer 20
Mars: Cancer 4:30
3rd House: Leo 9
Jupiter: Sagittarius 15:10R

In the summer of 1922 she was taken with frequent hemorrhages of the nose and with severe headaches. The best physicians were consulted, who did everything possible to locate the cause, but to no avail. The facial muscles of the right side began to relax, and facial paralysis finally set in, greatly disfiguring a beautiful face. After trying every available method to relieve the child, the father and mother took her on a touring trip to southern California, hoping that the sea coast and lower altitude might relive her, which they did to some extent.

Having read the Rosicrucian books on astrology, and knowing of our method of healing and diagnosing, they visited Headquarters with the hope that the writer would be able to diagnose and help them in their trouble. This hope was realized. As soon as the aura of the child was contacted, the writer was impelled to lay the child on her face and to run her hand over the spinal column. Although not an osteopath nor a chiropractor, she found irregularity in the region of the upper cervical vertebrae, also in the center of the dorsal region.

During this, may we call it intuitional or spiritual, diagnosis the parents were silently watching every move of the writer, exchanging glances from time to time. When it was mentioned that the spinal column was irregular, the father spoke up, saying, "Oh, her spine is all right." When asked if she has had an adjustment, he admitted that both he and his wife were chiropractors and had practiced for almost two years. When asked if they had not both practiced on the child, they shamefacedly admitted that they had, with the result that the motor nerves had been over-stimulated.

Through the wonderful keyboard, the spinal column with its thirty-one spinal nerves, a skillful operator can by manipulation enervate or stimulate almost any part of the body, while an unskilled one may cause untold suffering. Such was the case with this beautiful young girl. The parents who had loved her into existence, who would have sacrificed their very lives for her, had in ignorance played once too often on her spinal nerves, exciting them to work overtime, and after the damage had been done, they were not skilled enough to know what method to use to undo the damage.

We take the rulers of the 10th and 4th houses to indicate the parents. Neptune is the ruler of Pisces, which is on the Midheaven, and Mercury the ruler of Virgo, which is on the cusp of the 4th house. The above two planets are squaring each other. Mars on the Ascendant indicates accidents, injuries, etc. Mars is square to Venus in Aries, the head. The cardinal signs act upon each other. The parts affected by squares such as from Aries, the head, to Cancer, the stomach, are in mutual bondage to each other. While the nerves of the stomach may have been over-stimulated, thereby sending an excess of blood to the head causing the bleeding of the nose, by a knowledge of proper adjustments a skilled osteopath or chiropractor could in a few treatments overcome this trouble. The Invisible Helpers of the Rose Cross, by materializing a hand, can also accomplish the same thing.

No. 13D — E: Paralysis

Male, born March 25, 1876, 2:00 A.M.

We will use for this lesson the horoscopes of a man and woman who have afflictions in common signs, in order to illustrate why one patient will succumb to disease and become an invalid when another who has many more afflicting planets rises above them and thus becomes able to lead an active and useful life.

We will first diagnose horoscope 13D, where we find the common sign of Sagittarius on the Ascendant with the ruler, Jupiter, retrograde, and in its own sign in the 11th house, trine to the life-giving Sun, but square to the obstructing Saturn, which is in the sign of Pisces, another common sign. We find the Sun making only good aspects. The Moon is square the Ascendant and in conjunction with the Dragon's Head, which has a Jupiterian influence, sextile to Mars and Venus, and trine to Jupiter. These configurations should give much vitality and be a strong factor for health in this horoscope. Now why should a man with so few afflictions have become an invalid?

We find only two afflictions which would be detrimental to health; these are Saturn square Jupiter, and Venus conjunction Mars in Taurus square to Uranus in Leo. But with the common sign on the Ascendant this man's will was not strong enough to withstand the temptations shown by Venus conjunction Mars in Taurus, the larynx (Taurus also represents the generative organs by opposition from Scorpio), and square to Uranus. Dissipation in food and drink filled the blood with impurities, which impaired the arterial —

Birth Chart No. 13D

Birth Chart No. 13D

Midheaven: Scorpio 5
Sun: Aries 4:47
Saturn: Pisces 2:52
11th House: Scorpio 25
Moon: Pisces 25:58
Uranus: Leo 16:14R
12th House: Sagittarius 10
Mercury: Pisces 11:07
Neptune: Taurus 1:45
Ascendant: Sagittarius 23:36
Venus: Taurus 16:17
Dragon's Head: Pisces 28:53
2nd House: Aquarius 12
Mars: Taurus 18:11
3rd House: Aries 4
Jupiter: Sagittarius 1:54R
Dragon's Tail: Virgo 28:53

— circulation. Saturn in a common sign, square to Jupiter also in a common sign, Sagittarius, which has rule over the sacral region, shows that the fifth lumbar nerve and the sacral nerves were obstructed in their function. Naturally this interfered with the circulation in that part of the body, causing paralysis of the lower limbs. The common sign man naturally follows the line of least resistance and drifts into invalidism.

Now horoscope No. 13E, that of a woman, has the fixed sign of Leo rising, and Mars is on the cusp of the Ascendant, but in this case we find the —

Birth Chart No. 13E

Birth Chart No. 13E

Midheaven: Aries 27
Sun: Libra 22:08
Saturn: Sagittarius 3:10
11th House: Gemini 4
Moon: Libra 12:12
Uranus: Cancer 17:26
12th House: Cancer 9
Mercury: Scorpio 16:48
Neptune: Aries 15:44R
Ascendant: Leo 9:02
Venus: Virgo 7:02
2nd House: Virgo 0
Mars: Leo 7:15
3rd House: Virgo 25
Jupiter: Aries 7:26R

— ruler, the Sun, also the Moon, both afflicted by the opposition of Neptune and the square of Uranus. Venus, which has rule over the venous circulation, is in the common sign of Virgo, square to the obstructing Saturn in Sagittarius, the home of Jupiter, Sagittarius also ruling the sacral region. A native with the dynamic Mars on the Ascendant in the fixed and impulsive sign of Leo is full of energy and ambition, and would naturally use up much strength and through temper and impulse dissipate much of her vitality. With the circulation restricted in the sacral region by Saturn, why should this woman not suffer with conditions similar to those of the man in horoscope No. 13D?

In the man's horoscope we find conditions indicating a phlegmatic, mentally lazy person. With Moon and Mercury in conjunction in Pisces and sextile to Venus and Mars, and with Jupiter trine Sun, everything came to him without any great effort. Especially was he drawn to 5th, 7th, and 10th house people — musical, theatrical people and movie actors, who led him into a life of pleasure. We find the woman in horoscope No. 3E with plenty of will and ambition, whose desire to heal and help humanity led her to take up the medical profession. But she had a constant fight to keep her joints from becoming stiff and sore. With Saturn obstructing the circulation in the sacral region she suffered greatly with granulated joints of the shoulders, hips and feet. Venus or Jupiter afflicted from common signs gives a tendency to paralysis of the limbs, but with a fixed sign on the Ascendant the native will not succumb. Therefore it is most necessary at all times when diagnosing a disease to observe the rising sign and the aspects of the Sun, Moon, and the ruler of the Ascendant.

One who suffers from such afflictions as the above should make an effort to keep the circulation normal by eating very lightly of plain food, exercising plentifully, and with a pair of bath mitts rubbing the limbs briskly morning and night. This will often avert a case of paralysis.

No. 13F — Infantile Paralysis

Male, born July 7, 1908, 2:00 A.M.

We will here examine the sympathetic aspects of planets in the cardinal signs. We find in this horoscope a most interesting lesson illustrating the sympathy and antipathy of the planets when placed in signs which are square or in opposition to each other. The horoscope of this young man has the common sign of Gemini on the Ascendant, with Mercury, Venus, Neptune, the Sun, Mars, and the Dragon's Head all in Cancer, the sign which has rule over the stomach. Four of these planets, namely, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, and the Sun are in opposition to Uranus and square to Saturn. The Sun is parallel to Uranus and Neptune; Neptune, Uranus, and the Sun are square to the Moon in Libra in the 6th house.

From our first observation we might diagnose this case as one of stomach trouble, for with Venus in conjunction with Mercury, Neptune, and the Sun afflicted in Cancer we may expect poor digestion. When Neptune is one of the afflicters, especially when it in turn is afflicted by Saturn, there is —

Birth Chart No. 13F

Birth Chart No. 13F

Midheaven: Aquarius 11
Sun: Cancer 14:50
Saturn: Aries 10:00
11th House: Pisces 10
Moon: Libra 21:22
Uranus: Capricorn 14:55R
12th House: Aries 20
Mercury: Cancer 10:59R
Neptune: Cancer 14:37
Ascendant: Gemini 4:14
Venus: Cancer 12:51R
Dragon's Head: Cancer 4:30
2nd House: Gemini 28
Mars: Cancer 29:32
3rd House: Cancer 19
Jupiter: Leo 15:40
Dragon's Tail: Capricorn 4:30

— a tendency to underdevelopment; the organs affected are often undersized and Misshapen. With Saturn square Neptune and Uranus, Uranus being in the sign of Capricorn which is in opposition to the sign ruling the stomach, this child could not digest its food, which was often found in the stool in pieces. The parents, being ignorant of the cause of the condition, were indulgent and permitted him at the age of two years to eat whatever he craved; as a small child he was given solid food to eat.

With Neptune in the sign of the stomach, square Saturn, and in opposition to Uranus, the tiny glands which secrete the gastric juice of the stomach and which are so necessary to furnish the lubricating mucus as well as the digestive fluid, were lacking in vitality and prone to function spasmodically; for Uranus causes spasmodic action, Saturn sluggish action, and Neptune undersize or abnormal functioning. Therefore we would expect that the blood in this case would not receive due nourishment from the food. The body, as a result, would be deprived of the elements necessary for nourishment.

The damage in such cases generally materializes where the planet is placed which has the most evil aspects. Here we find Uranus in Capricorn making several adverse aspects as noted above. Uranus is receiving no help whatever from other planets; therefore naturally we may expect the place of such an afflicted planet to be the focusing point of the vicious circle. Capricorn has rule over the legs and joints, especially the knee joints. At the age of two years this boy was afflicted with what the doctors call infantile paralysis, which caused him to lose the use of his feet. Infantile paralysis is a disease which is diagnosed by the doctors as inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord but this has not been proven. Some of them are in doubt about this, and are seeking for another cause.

No two children have the same effects from this infantile disease. From an astrological standpoint no two who are afflicted with it have exactly the same planetary afflictions nor necessarily the same rising sign. The writer has found in seven horoscopes of children afflicted with it that Neptune has been the chief afflicter in each case. As stated in The Message Of The Stars, Neptune has rule over the spinal fluids and the pineal gland, and it depends upon the planet which is afflicting Neptune as to how the disease expresses itself. This naturally baffles the doctors, and they are unable to explain why one child is left with one paralyzed leg, another with both legs and arms paralyzed, and still another with one side entirely useless. But the planets tell he reason for this diversity of outward expression.

No. 13G — Rickets And Tetany

Female, born January 6th, 1911, 8:20 P.M.

We have here the horoscope of a young girl who has the common sign of Virgo on the Ascendant, with the sun in the fifth house in Capricorn. We are told in The Message of the Stars that the Sun rules the vital fluid which is drawn into the body through the spleen and how this life-giving fluid feeds the entire organism. The sun is afflicted in this case by an opposition of Neptune, which is placed in the sign of Cancer. Cancer has rule over the stomach. The Sun is also afflicted by a parallel of Mars and Uranus. We here may see that the gateway of the body through which the solar force must needs enter in order to make it possible for the vital body to restore what the desire body destroys, has not worked normally even from birth. When the Sun is afflicted by the spasmodic Uranus, the cramping effect of Neptune, and the inflammatory conditions of the fiery Mars, we may expect that at some time during the life of the native, when nature's laws have been broken and when the progressed planets start the afflictions into action, there will be trouble.

In the beginning of the year 1923 the progressed Moon was passing through the sign of Virgo and made a square to the radical Mars in Sagittarius. This disturbed the metabolism of the digestive tract, which on account of the resulting inflammation was unable to furnish the blood with the proper amount of mineral salts. This combined with the disturbed solar force caused by an afflicted Sun deprived the bones and the muscles of their —

Birth Chart No. 13G

Birth Chart No. 13G

Midheaven: Taurus 23
Sun: Capricorn 15:25
Saturn: Aries 29:43
11th House: Cancer 2
Moon: Pisces 27:50
Uranus: Capricorn 24:42
12th House: Leo 7
Mercury: Capricorn 23:26R
Neptune: Cancer 20:19R
Ascendant: Virgo 2:50
Venus: Capricorn 25:21
2nd House: Virgo 23
Mars: Sagittarius 12:10
3rd House: Libra 19
Jupiter: Scorpio 10:24

— nourishment. In January 1923 the new Moon fell in conjunction with the radical Venus, Uranus, and Mercury, square to Saturn, and opposition to Neptune. This excited the latent condition caused by Neptune in Cancer, the Sun, Uranus, Venus, and Mercury in Capricorn, and the malefic Saturn in Aries making a square to the last three planets. Added to all these afflictions Mars radical is parallel to Uranus, Neptune, Venus and the Sun. Do we wonder that this young girl was afflicted with the dread disease of rickets, which is a malady in which the bones are lacking in mineral matter, and with tetany, which is a disease causing a nervous contraction of the muscles of the extremities?

Had the parents known the tendencies in this horoscope when the child was quite young and carefully chosen her food so that she would have received the greatest possible amount of nourishment from the smallest possible amount of it, avoiding the excessive use of sugar, starches, and proteins, and had they used more of nature's pure, green vegetables, they might have helped her to build better bones and muscles. Unfortunately many of our northern countries do not have the pure green food all the year round such as we have here in sunny California, where it may be found in abundance twelve months in the year.

In prescribing a diet for the patient suffering from the above malady we would eliminate all heavy proteins, giving her plenty of pure fresh goat's milk, carrots, lettuce, onions, and spinach, adding a very small amount of entire wheat bread each day to give bulk. Let her lie in the sunshine as much as possible; especially should the Sun shine upon the spine. Give her friction rubs, which will stimulate the circulation.

The Nerves
No. 14A — B: Nervous Breakdown And Paralysis

In order to illustrate to the student why the same disease will leave different after-effects we will use two horoscopes. These two charts prove the claim which we have always made that there is no more perfect way of diagnosing the disease of a patient, nothing more reliable, than astro-diagnosis.

Both patients have called upon the Invisible Helpers for healing, and both have been sufferers from that dread disease which has taken so many lives all over the world and has claimed more victims than did the world war, the disease which the doctors call influenza, or for short, the "flu."

No. 14A

Male, born June 3rd, 1855, 2:00 A.M.

Here we have the ambitious, fiery sign of Aries on the Ascendant, with the Sun in the restless, nervous sign of Gemini in the house of finances, in conjunction with the persevering, tactful, thrifty, grasping Saturn. The ruler of the horoscope, Mars, is in the last degrees of Taurus, square to Jupiter. Jupiter has great love for finance. He likes it and therefore can —

Birth Chart No. 14A

Birth Chart No. 14A

Midheaven: Capricorn 10
Sun: Gemini 12:05
Saturn: Gemini 18:25
11th House: Aquarius 2
Moon: Capricorn 17:41
Uranus: Taurus 18:15
12th House: Pisces 2
Mercury: Cancer 2:58
Neptune: Pisces 18:07
Ascendant: Aries 20:05
Venus: Cancer 21:51
Dragon's Head: Taurus 11:23
2nd House: Taurus 26
Mars: Taurus 29:32
3rd House: Gemini 20
Jupiter: Pisces 2:04
Dragon's Tail: Scorpio 11:23

— do great things with it. He is large and benevolent in all his ways. We find that this man had a great desire for wealth, and after having had influenza he put such a strain upon his physical body in order to gain wealth that he brought about a nervous condition from which he is now suffering.

He has the restless Moon in the Midheaven trine to the irresponsible and inventive Uranus, giving a great desire for speculation and to engage in get-rich-quick schemes. But Neptune, the planet dealing with large corporations and speculation, is square to the Sun and Saturn in the 2nd house, showing that he has always been speculating with large corporations and always losing.

Venus in Cancer in the 4th house in opposition to the Moon in the Midheaven gives an extravagant, frivolous, slothful, and dissolute condition in the home, indicating that money is wasted and used very foolishly, giving the native even greater desire to make money. He sacrificed his vitality for the almighty dollar. Being a telegraph operator, he used the brain and the fingers tips to excess, which caused inadequate nutrition of the nervous system. The result was a complete nervous breakdown.

No. 14B

Male, born April 15, 1865, 8:22 A.M.

With the nervous sign Gemini rising and the restless, unconventional Uranus on the Ascendant in opposition to Jupiter, ruler of the arterial blood, this man was an easy prey to pneumonia, as the capillaries of the lungs were contracted, which made oxygenation spasmodic.

The Sun, the life giver, we find in the 11th house in Aries, in opposition to the retrograde Saturn in Libra. Saturn is in his exaltation in Libra and very powerful. We would ordinarily look for the greatest trouble in the corresponding part of the body. This man would some time have suffered with renal disorder as the body was very sluggish and charged with impurities and the kidneys had not been eliminating properly for a number of years. He has always been a hearty eater. With Mars in Cancer square to Neptune, he has been very immoderate and abnormal in the indulgence of his appetite, also too fond of liquids.

The planets frequently work in opposites. In this case we find that the sign Aries is the seat of the principal trouble. This man was paralyzed after the effects of pneumonia were overcome.

We can see the difference between these two men. 14A is more able to overcome disease, having the fiery, ambitious sign of Aries on the Ascendant. He has better circulation for he has Mercury and Jupiter trine. 14B has the restless, emotional Uranus in Gemini on the Ascendant badly afflicted, and it is very difficult for him to remain quiet and calm; his emotions constantly carry him to excesses and extremes. Both should be put —

Birth Chart No. 14B

Birth Chart No. 14B

Midheaven: Aquarius 27 Sun: Aries 25:45 Saturn: Libra 27:07R
11th House: Aries 0 Moon: Sagittarius 16:09 Uranus: Gemini 26:16
12th House: Taurus 11 Mercury: Taurus 14:49 Neptune: Aries 8:42
Ascendant: Gemini 21:49 Venus: Taurus 25:41 Dragon's Head: Scorpio 0:32
2nd House: Cancer 13 Mars: Cancer 8:12
3rd House: Leo 3 Jupiter: Sagittarius 29:00R Dragon's Tail: Taurus 0:32

— on a strict diet, for they have indulged too freely in the good things of the table. It should consist principally of vegetables, including raw onions, parsley, and celery.

14A is suffering from a complete nervous breakdown, while 14B is paralyzed.

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