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Astro-Diagnosis — A Guide To Healing
(Part 4)
No. 14C — D: Defective Walk

"Neptune when afflicted by Saturn ... causes atrophy or an undersized organ in whatever part of the body he may be found by sign. If in Leo, he may cause one valve of the heart to be smaller than the others, producing irregularity of circulation."

A pair of most interestingly similar charts, both in aspects and symptoms, will now be considered. We will first take figure No. 14C, that of a boy born November 25, 1899, 0:30 A.M.

We find the vacillating and negative Moon in the 12th house near the Ascendant, as the ruler of the horoscope. This planet is square to the Sun and Uranus. These last two planets are in conjunction in Sagittarius, the sign which has rule over the hips, the sacral region of the spine, and the coccygeal region. Sagittarius also has rule over the iliac arteries and veins, sciatic nerves, and locomotor muscles in hips and thighs. We also find Mars in this sign of the hips, in conjunction with Venus, Mercury, and Saturn. Venus rules the venous blood, and wherever this planet is placed and afflicted, the circulation in that part of the body is impeded. Mars burns up while Saturn restricts, contracts, and dries up. So we find that the circulation is interfered with by these two afflicting planets, and as Mercury rules the nerves we might expect that this boy would suffer from restrictions in the region of the hips. Neptune, the higher octave of Mercury, works upon the nervous system and rules the spinal canal. In this horoscope Neptune is placed in the 10th house in an angle where his power is greater than when placed in a cadent or succedent house. We also find him in the sign of Mercury (Gemini) which rules the upper spinal nerves. As Neptune is in opposition to Venus, Mercury, and Saturn, and parallel with Saturn, Mars, and Uranus, through this planet which has so many aspects and the greater number of them afflictions, we can locate the seat of the —

Birth Chart No. 14C

Birth Chart No. 14C

Midheaven: Gemini 12
Sun: Sagittarius 2:53
Saturn: Sagittarius 23:26
11th House: Cancer 16
Moon: Virgo 3:45
Uranus: Sagittarius 7:58
12th House: Leo 17
Mercury: Sagittarius 22:01
Neptune: Gemini 26:14R
Ascendant: Virgo 14:09
Venus: Sagittarius 20:40
Dragon's Head: Sagittarius 21:05
2nd House: Libra 9
Mars: Sagittarius 16:09
3rd House: Scorpio 9
Jupiter: Scorpio 23:26
Dragon's Tail: Gemini 21:05

— trouble, obstruction in the nervous system and spinal fluids.

This boy has never been able to walk without staggering like a drunken man. Gemini being the sign of speech, and Mercury the planet ruling speech, Neptune in Gemini has prevented him from learning to use the faculty of speech. With the Moon, the life ruler, afflicted in Virgo (the Moon having rule over the white fluids of the body, and Mercury, the small intestine), it will be doubtful whether this young man can overcome these afflictions, for a negative sign is rising and the afflictions from angles are stronger than the will of the patient.

No. 14D

The second figure, that of a young man born March 17, 1900, 1:00 A.M., has the energetic sign of Sagittarius on the Ascendant with Jupiter, the life ruler, in its own sign in the 12th house, in conjunction with the nervous and erratic Uranus, which is co-ruler of the horoscope. These two planets are also in conjunction with the Dragon's Head with is of a Jupiterian nature. They are afflicted by a square of Mars, from the sign Pisces, also a parallel of Neptune and Saturn. With these afflictions of Jupiter ruling the arterial blood, in the two Jupiterian signs, Sagittarius (hips) and Pisces (the feet), what may we expect but that the arterial blood would be obstructed in the limbs? As the action of Uranus is spasmodic, it shows that at certain times only does this young man suffer with cramping of the motor nerves. But we find Saturn, the planet of obstruction, strong in its own sign of Capricorn, ruling the knees, afflicted by the square of the Moon from near the Midheaven, also by the square of Mercury in Aries. As the joints of the body are largely ruled by the sign Capricorn, especially when Saturn is placed in this sign and afflicted, we may expect a lack of power in and control of the lower part of the body.

Birth Chart No. 14D

Birth Chart No. 14D

Midheaven: Libra 11
Sun: Pisces 26:12
Saturn: Capricorn 4:24
11th House: Scorpio 8
Moon: Libra 5:39
Uranus: Sagittarius 12:29
12th House: Sagittarius 0
Mercury: Aries 8:57R
Neptune: Gemini 24:15
Ascendant: Sagittarius 19:22
Venus: Taurus 7:34
Dragon's Head: Sagittarius 15:09
2nd House: Capricorn 25
Mars: Pisces 12:51
3rd House: Pisces 5
Jupiter: Sagittarius 10:41
Dragon's Tail: Gemini 15:09

We find Neptune, the planet ruling the spinal canal and the spinal spirit fire, square to the life-giving Sun. This aspect acts upon the body as a disconnected wire would upon a telephone; there would be no response. The vital fluids cannot flow freely through the spinal column; and the upper and lower part of the body may be likened to two disconnected wires. This boy, like the first one, could not walk without the support of crutches; but this affliction was very slight until he reached the age of seven years when the progressed Moon reached the conjunction of the radical Saturn; then he lost entire control of his limbs.

We are told in Galatians, 6th chapter, 7th verse, that whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. The question might be asked, "How could these poor young men he held responsible for something that came upon them as babes?" We are told that this life is not all, that we have lived many lives, and that we are born to parent with whom we have made ties in previous lives. They are the instruments through which we are to receive our lessons. As we look into the lives of these poor souls we see this exemplified. They have been attracted to parents who could give them certain bodies, the archetype of which they themselves were the builders. We note in Horoscope No. 14C that Neptune is in the 10th house, opposition Saturn, Venus, and Mercury in the 4th house, indicating lewdness and drunkenness of both parents; while in No. 14D the Moon is afflicted in the 9th house by an opposition of Mercury, and Saturn in square to both Mercury and Moon, indicating a drunken father and a nervous and neurasthenic mother.

May the poor boys born into these miserably afflicted bodies learn their lessons, as afflictions are to the soul what fire is to gold — a refiner. Surely the experiences in this life will bring them much purification and soul growth.

No. 14E — Exaggerated Hysteria

Female, born December 5th, 1873, 8:45 P.M.

This horoscope has the positive, vital, and fixed sign of Leo on the Ascendant, with the ruler, the Sun, in the fifth house in Sagittarius. The Moon and Saturn are very strong in their own home signs. Saturn, the planet of obstruction, is in Capricorn in the sixth house, the house of sickness. We usually look to such a planet and its position for the key to the trouble. Saturn is square to the retrograde planet Neptune, which is in conjunction with the Midheaven and in the impulsive sign of Aries. Neptune is the higher octave of Mercury; it is in the ninth house, ruling the higher mind. In such a case we may expect to find brain storms or some abnormal mental trouble.

The Moon is in its own sign, Cancer, square to Jupiter. Therefore the native can expect little help from the Moon, and so we must look to the planet Mercury to see if the mind is to receive assistance to overcome the square of Neptune to Saturn. Mercury is retrograde, which makes its influence latent, and in the sign of its fall, the common and negative sign of Sagittarius. Mercury, however, while weak by sign and retrograde, is helped by a sextile of Jupiter and by one of Saturn. This will save the native from insanity.

Uranus, the planet of impulse, is retrograde and in the impulsive sign of Leo, in conjunction with the Ascendant and in opposition to the fiery Mars. Mars and Uranus are in angles, the first and seventh houses, and have a tendency to cause spells of temper and spasmodic emotions. This causes irregularity of the action of the heart.

Birth Chart No. 14E

Birth Chart No. 14E

Midheaven: Aries 28
Sun: Sagittarius 14:04
Saturn: Capricorn 29:34
11th House: Gemini 5
Moon: Cancer 7:23
Uranus: Leo 10:25R
12th House: Cancer 10
Mercury: Sagittarius 2.20R
Neptune: Aries 26:04R
Ascendant: Leo 9:47
Venus: Scorpio 25:03
2nd House: Virgo 0
Mars: Aquarius 9:52
3rd House: Virgo 26
Jupiter: Virgo 29:15

Neptune in Aries square to Saturn causes the mind to become very selfish, and from childhood this native has demanded that others grant her every wish. She would throw herself into a spasm in order to get what she wanted from her parents. This habit grew upon her, and when she reached the age of menopause, she had no control whatever over her emotions. The doctors diagnosed her case as exaggerated hysteria.

As the progressed Sun neared the conjunction with the radical Mars and the opposition to the radical Uranus, heart trouble developed as a result of the strain which she had put upon her body all through life by these selfish spells. With Neptune in Aries, square to Saturn, she is lacking in mental control and allows the emotional Uranus and Mars to entirely rule her life.

Here is a case where the parents were much to blame by permitting her as a child to have her own way. If they had controlled her in these spells in the beginning, even though it had necessitated severe methods and caused the clashing of wills, it would have helped her to get mastery over the emotions. But as it is they permitted her to have her way, which has caused her untold suffering and may bring a fatal ending.

This is a case in which the patient precipitated her trouble through violent actions. There is no reason whatever for poor health with only three afflictions, namely, Saturn square Neptune and the Midheaven, Uranus in conjunction with the Ascendant and in opposition to Mars, and Jupiter square the Moon; while there are 15 good aspects in the horoscope, including the parallels and the sextile of the Sun to Mars, and fixed and cardinal signs are on the angles. It may well be said that this woman is digging her own grave. Think of the archetype which she is laying the foundation for to be used in her next embodiment! Can it be wondered at that some souls are born with chronic and incurable diseases?

No. 14F — Obstruction Of The Pneumograstric Nerve

Female, born April 4, 1915, 5 P.M.

In this horoscope we have the common sign of Virgo on the Ascendant, common signs on the four angles, and the afflicting planets are posited in the common signs. As a rule planetary afflictions from these weaker signs are more easily overcome than from cardinal or fixed signs, but when the patient also has common signs on the four angles he will not make the effort necessary to overcome planetary conditions.

We find the Sun in the martial and impulsive sign of Aries, sextile to Uranus. This latter planet is strong in its own sign of Aquarius. The Moon is in the restless sign of Sagittarius, and the ruler of the Ascendant, Mercury, is in conjunction with the fiery and impulsive Mars. The positions of these various planets will give this child a most impulsive, restless, and ambitious nature, one which will keep her on the go constantly, and whatever she does will be done in a quick and impulsive manner. A lack of self-control is shown. She will eat hurriedly, failing to give proper —

Birth Chart No. 14F

Birth Chart No. 14F

Midheaven: Gemini 27
Sun: Aries 14:10
Saturn: Gemini 26:42
11th House: Leo 3
Moon: Sagittarius 20:34
Uranus: Aquarius 14:49
12th House: Virgo 4
Mercury: Pisces 20:54
Neptune: Cancer 27:39R
Ascendant: Virgo 27:42
Venus: Pisces 3:59
2nd House: Libra 21
Mars: Pisces 20:48
3rd House: Scorpio 21
Jupiter: Pisces 14:20

— attention to the mastication of her food. This hurry and impulse will have a bad effect, for Mercury ruling the nervous system, conjunction Mars and square to the Moon and the destructive Saturn, will cause the nervous organization to become deranged each time that the native gives way to great excitement, anger, excesses in eating, or anything which might produce a strain on the nerves.

The Moon has rule over the esophagus and stomach, and Saturn, which is posited strongly in the Midheaven, has rule over the pneumogastric nerve. Saturn is in opposition to the Moon, hence we may expect trouble from the branches of pneumogastric or vagus nerve. The two divisions of this great nerve, the esophageal and the gastric branches, are obstructed in their functions by Saturn, and this interferes with peristaltic action. The sluggish action of the esophagus and the cardiac orifice cause the food to move too slowly through this tube before it reaches the stomach, and then it remains too long a time in the stomach before it is digested, for Saturn causes a sluggish condition of these organs. This may result in great distress.

This girl suffered intensely with stomach trouble once every six or eight days, the time varying. These spells may be traced to the effect of the transiting Moon as it passed through the common signs, forming the conjunction, opposition, or square of the planets in these signs. The Moon transiting over its radical place in Sagittarius, over Mercury, Jupiter, and Mars in Pisces, and over Saturn in Gemini will bring these afflicted periods once a week.

The parents consulted a number of doctors, each one giving a different diagnosis. One physician was positive of cancer and wanted to operate. Between these spells of stomach trouble the girl seemed to be in fairly good health. In a case of this kind undue excitement and all excesses should be avoided, at the time of the Moon's transits over the afflicted planets. Caution in the choice of food should be exercised. All coarse foods which are hard to digest should be avoided, and everything that is eaten should be well masticated before it enters the esophageal tube.

The Bones
No. 15A — Injury To Femur

Male, born November 11, 1886, 6:36 A.M.

Sagittarius 24-24 is on the Ascendant in the present instance and the inflammatory and destructive Mars, the planet of impulse, is on the cusp of the Ascendant in the pleasure-loving and heedless sign of Sagittarius. This man was specially fond of horses. Mercury is in the 12th house in Sagittarius, sextile to the impulsive Uranus in the 11th house, friends, which shows a desire for swift action, racing, fast driving, etc. Mars, the ruler of the fifth house, which has rule over pleasures, is sextile Jupiter. This young man met with accident caused by horses.

We find that at the age of 21 years the boy's progressed Sun and Venus were in conjunction with the radical Mercury and sextile to Uranus, the progressed Mars having just passed the square to Uranus, and reached the sextile to Venus, indicating a most pleasurable time with friends. But the progressed Moon was in square aspect to the radical Neptune, sextile to Mars, and opposition the Midheaven. This brought about an accident, the young man being thrown from a horse. From this he never recovered, the lower limbs becoming paralyzed as a result. He was rarely free from pain, and in 1916 the doctors removed part of the femur of the right leg, for the fall had bruised the bone and it had rotted.

Birth Chart No. 15A

Birth Chart No. 15A

Midheaven: Leo 28
Sun: Scorpio 18:20
Saturn: Cancer 22:28R
11th House: Libra 1
Moon: Taurus 6:39
Uranus: Libra 10:33
12th House: Scorpio 13
Mercury: Sagittarius 10:38
Neptune: Taurus 26:47R
Ascendant: Sagittarius 24:24
Venus: Scorpio 12:49
Dragon's Head: Virgo 3:16
2nd House: Capricorn 13
Mars: Sagittarius 26:27
3rd House: Aquarius 5
Jupiter: Libra 23:18
Dragon's Tail: Pisces 3:16

We find Saturn in the 8th house in Cancer square to Jupiter, which is the ruler of the Ascendant. The Moon is in its exaltation sign of Taurus, ruling the palate, and in the fifth house, hence there was a desire for drink. From the indications in the 11th house, friends, he was wined and dined until he had his body over charged with ash. Now when this is the case and the boy is unable to take care of the excess of rich food, the toxic products settle in the weakest place. With Jupiter afflicted in Libra, which has rule over the kidneys, these organs were overworked and not able to eliminate the toxins and poisonous matter. The bruised femur naturally was the point which attracted this toxic poison, and decomposition necessarily took place.

After a number of operations the native passed out in June, 1918, when the progressed Sun was nearing a conjunction with the Ascendant and the progressed Moon was in Cancer in conjunction with Saturn in the 8th house, death; also the progressed Mars was then within one degree of an opposition to Saturn.

Now had this young man been in touch with a physician who could have properly adjusted the misplaced femur and who would have placed him on a strict vegetarian diet, eliminating all meats and highly seasoned food in order to keep the blood pure, there would have been great possibilities that the life might have been prolonged and that he would not have become paralyzed. But unfortunately he was in a small town in far-off New Zealand where proper aid could not be obtained. The dislocated and bruised bone was neglected, and the diet was largely composed of flesh foods as vegetables were very scarce there at that time.

No. 15B — Arthritic Muscular Atrophy

Female, Born December 4th, 1899, at 8 P.M.

This young woman has the watery sign of Cancer on the Ascendant, with the Sun in the common sign of Sagittarius.

It is the rule when looking for physical ailments to take the ruler of the 6th house, which rules sickness, and find the position of this planet and its aspects. In this horoscope we find 28 degrees of Sagittarius on the cusp of the 6th house, but the influences of this sign is almost spent before reaching this house. We therefore consider Capricorn, the sign on the 7th house, with 28 degrees on the cusp. The greater part of this sign is thus thrown into the 6th house; therefore we may consider Saturn as having rule over the house of sickness.

We find this disturbing and crystallizing planet in 24-37 Sagittarius in conjunction with the inflammatory Mars and in opposition to Neptune and the Dragon's Tail. We are told in The Message of the Stars that Neptune rules the spinal gas, or spinal fluid as the doctors call it. We find Neptune in conjunction with the Dragon's Tail in the sign of Gemini, which has rule over the arms and the region of the 6th and 7th cervical and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd dorsal vertebrae. We find Mars and Saturn in the region of the lower end of the spine, the sacral or Sagittarian region.

Saturn when afflicted by Neptune gives very deep-seated disease, that which is difficult to understand. Saturn when afflicted also dries up the synovial fluid of the joints wherever he may be posited. When in conjunction with Mars in the sacral region we may expect trouble, for Mars is hot and inflammatory and Saturn is cold and moist, with a restricting influence.

Birth Chart No. 15B

Birth Chart No. 15B

Midheaven: Aries 18
Sun: Sagittarius 12:50
Saturn: Sagittarius 24:37
11th House: Taurus 23
Moon: Capricorn 10:28
Uranus: Sagittarius 8:35
12th House: Gemini 28
Mercury: Sagittarius 15:22R
Neptune: Gemini 25:58R
Ascendant: Cancer 28:58
Venus: Capricorn 2:56
Dragon's Head: Sagittarius 20:33
2nd House: Leo 21
Mars: Sagittarius 23:28
3rd House: Virgo 17
Jupiter: Scorpio 25:39
Dragon's Tail: Gemini 20:33

We also find Uranus, the Sun, and Mercury in conjunction and parallel in this same part of the body, namely the sacral or Sagittarian region. Wherever we find two hot, fiery planets such as the Sun and Mars, we may expect that much of the heat and vitality of the body will be brought to this region, and when the restricting influence of Saturn is opposed to the abnormal and ossifying influence of an afflicted Neptune in the opposite region, namely the upper end of the spinal column, both exerting a harmful influence, we may liken the spinal fluid of the patient to a stream of water which has been dammed at both ends. No fresh water is allowed to flow in, and the old and stagnant water must remain and become polluted. As the greater number of afflictions are to be found in the sacral region, naturally the greater amount of impurity is also lodged there.

This young girl developed arthritis of the hip joints at a very early age, partly on account of the neglect of the parents, who were very inharmonious. The father was a drunkard and libertine and the mother careless and neglectful of her home duties, spending most of her time away from home and leaving three little girls to shift for themselves. It was never definitely known whether the beginning of this disease was due to an accident; but the stars indicate a fall, which no doubt bruised the hip bone or the sacral bones and was probably the first cause of the disease. Gradually the right leg atrophied, and the spine became bent.

In 1917 this girl called on Headquarters for the healing of her hand injured in an accident. Here we may again note the influence of Mars and Saturn in conjunction, which had their effect in the opposite sign, Gemini, and caused the breaking of one of the fingers. The bone became affected, and the doctors were unable to do anything to heal it. With the help of the Invisible Helpers, however, and a strict vegetarian diet she recovered. But the native has inherited tainted blood from the father, in conjunction with Saturn and in opposition to Neptune, which would indicate the affliction of the father, namely, the dread disease gonorrhea. Parents with this disease frequently attract souls for rebirth who must needs suffer from spinal diseases, blindness, etc. "The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceeding small."

No. 15C
Osteomyelitis — Inflammation Of Marrow of Bone

Male, born January 9, 1898, 8:00 A.M.

This lesson is based on the horoscope of a man who has the fixed sign of Aquarius on the Ascendant, and fixed signs on all the angles indicating a nature that has the will strongly developed, and with the Sun in the Saturnian sign of Capricorn there is indication that he has great persistence in resisting disease.

How well he has succeeded in his fight is shown by the aspect between the Sun and Mars, which often shows the extent of the damage which may have been done to the physical body. Any aspect between Mars and the Sun, even though it be a square or an opposition, is better than no aspect. Strong signs on the angles and the Sun in a determined sign is an indication of power to overcome physical restrictions. But in this case the Sun is void of aspects to Mars showing that the disease has mastery over the man.

Mars, which is exalted in Capricorn, is in conjunction with Venus, square to Jupiter, and elevated in the 11th house, indicating liability to accidents. Mars in the 11th house also shows that friends would be responsible for leading him into danger.

We find a very prominent Uranus in this horoscope, which is near the cusp of the Midheaven, in conjunction with Saturn, sextile to Jupiter, and trine the Moon, indicating one who wishes to shine, to be a good fellow among his friends; also one who would go to extremes in entertaining them. Uranus in Sagittarius shows impulse which finds expression through sports, particularly in connection with four-footed animals. Saturn rules the bones.

Birth Chart No. 15C

Birth Chart No. 15C

Midheaven: Scorpio 21
Sun: Capricorn 19:21
Saturn: Sagittarius 8:24
11th House: Sagittarius 17
Moon: Leo 6:25
Uranus: Sagittarius 2:08
12th House: Capricorn 12
Mercury: Capricorn 12:45
Neptune: Gemini 20:24R
Ascendant: Aquarius 10:10
Venus: Capricorn 10:23
2nd House: Pisces 16
Mars: Capricorn 5:31
3rd House: Aries 21
Jupiter: Libra 9:56

In 1917 the progressed Mars had reached a conjunction and a parallel of the radical Sun, which is in 19-21 of Capricorn in the 12th house, the house of self-undoing. At the same time the progressed Venus was in parallel to the radical Saturn and Uranus. This indicates that during the year 1917, while with friends and horses this man sustained an injury to one of the bones of the leg, which although at the time seemed but a bad bruise, nevertheless was a deep-seated injury. We will see now how clearly and precisely the clock of destiny registers events. On December 3, 1918, there was an eclipse of the Sun in 10-31 of Sagittarius, conjunction with this man's radical Saturn. The effect of an eclipse lasts during all the year which follows. In 1919 we find the progressed Sun conjunction the Ascendant, progressed Venus opposition to the radical Moon, and the progressed Mars conjunction the radical Sun. We have here three afflictions during the year following the eclipse, and when the transiting Moon on June 5, 1919, fell in square to the place of the eclipse at the same time making a square to the radical Uranus and Saturn, the young man was taken with severe pains in the right ankle, followed by chills and fever. From that time the leg began to swell and a large abscess formed, which was lanced by the doctor. As soon as one abscess healed another would form and in eight months he had been operated on for abscesses at least ten times. By 1920 pus began to run from small holes in the ankle and the doctors diagnosed the disease as "osteomyelitis."

On April 26th, 1924, this man again entered the hospital for an operation, and at this time small pieces of bone were chipped away for seven inches up the leg.

In August 1924, when he called upon Headquarters for healing he was returning to the hospital for another operation.

It is unfortunate that many doctors do not realize that operations or removals of parts of the body will never permanently cure so long as the patient is not put on a proper diet.

The writer visited a friend in a hospital a short time ago who was severely injured in an automobile accident. While she was strictly a vegetarian and disliked meat, the doctors compelled her to eat plentifully of meats and broths while her wounds were healing.

In the horoscope of this young man under consideration we find Venus conjunction Mars in a Saturnian sign, and square to Jupiter. Venus and Mars are the rulers of the 4th and 10th houses indicating the parents, from whom he had inherited scrofulous blood. So we may realize that no matter how many bones the doctors may remove from his limb the real disease which is in the blood, can only be cured by the strictest vegetarian or fruit diet.

Spirit Control
No. 16A — Spirit Control

Male, born April 27, 1868, 6:37 P.M.

In the horoscope before us we consider first the mental qualities as shown in particular by Mercury and the Moon. Mercury has three aspects, the conjunction with its higher octave Neptune, which occurs in Aries the sign of the head, a sextile to Venus in the Mercurial sign Gemini, and a square to the Moon in Cancer. We also note that Mercury goes before the Sun. This shows a kindly disposition and fairly good reasoning ability, though the native will not employ the ordinary processes of reasoning, but will use the Neptunian method in all his mental operations.

The Moon in the ninth house in the psychic sign Cancer, its home sign, and in conjunction with Uranus gives marked intuition. Saturn in Sagittarius, the 9th house sign, trine to Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, will help to bring order into the native's thoughts, with the result that he will be much more balanced than inspirational people usually are. Nevertheless he will always stand out from the crowd for he is marked as a dreamer. Uranus and the Moon conjoined in the 9th house, the house of the higher mind, will overrule everything else. But the other configurations bearing upon this matter save him from becoming foolish and a butt for jokes.

Birth Chart No. 16A

Birth Chart No. 16A

Midheaven: Leo 13
Sun: Taurus 7:56
Saturn: Sagittarius 4:13R
11th House: Virgo 16
Moon: Cancer 14:23
Uranus: Cancer 9:35
12th House: Libra 14
Mercury: Aries 20:03
Neptune: Aries 15:38
Ascendant: Scorpio 5:46
Venus: Gemini 23:05
2nd House: Sagittarius 5
Mars: Aries 12:17
3rd House: Capricorn 8
Jupiter: Aries 1:42

With respect to his health, we note first that the ruler of Aries is near the cusp of the 6th house in conjunction with Neptune. Neptune makes a conjunction with Mercury, which will make this man very sensitive and irritable, offsetting in that respect at times what we said concerning the kindly disposition denoted by Mercury sextile to Venus. The Moon and Uranus in Cancer, the sign which governs the stomach, shows that it will be very difficult to please him with respect to food, and the square of Mars to this configuration shows that he is likely to have gastric trouble when the resistance of the system in broken down. Strong drink will be craved, and if this desire is indulged, the psychic experiences of delirium are inevitable.

Spirit controls are very apt to take possession of the body of such a person even apart from drink because the square of the Moon and Uranus to Neptune and Mars favors such a condition, and temporary insanity at least is liable to occur. Part of these statements have already been realized, for this patient has applied to Headquarters for relief from unwelcome attention of spirits which he had attracted at spiritualistic seances. He rebelled very much against the diet which was prescribed for him and could not be made to keep up the weekly letters. There is considerable hope, however, from the Sun sextile to the Moon and Uranus that the Ego will ultimately free itself from outside influences, though this will naturally cause the native a great deal more trouble than if he had remained on the healing list until cured instead of doing as he has done and as so many do.

The moment such people feel the slightest relief they think there is no need for further help from others. That is not a bad attitude to take because upon the Path of Attainment it is continually held up as an ideal that "if thou art Christ, help thyself." There are too many leaners who do not wish to bear their responsibility, who shirk it whenever they can, who are always applying for help whenever they have even a toothache; some have even telegraphed because of a headache and other ridiculously small ailments. Therefore it is always best to encourage patients to help themselves as soon as it is possible, for in that way they gain spiritually even if physically their progress is more slow.

In a case of this nature the simplest diet should be prescribed in order to soothe the nerves: lettuce if it is at all obtainable, and onions in the evening in any case. Such a diet, and exercises to limber up the spine, particularly in the lumbar region where Saturn in Sagittarius has a grip on the sciatic nerves, will in time restore such a patient to health provided he avoids liquor and stays away from spiritualistic seances.

No. 16B — Obsession — Tonsils

Female, born August 17, 1881, at 9 A.M.

This horoscope is that of a woman who has the sign of Libra on the Ascendant, with cardinal signs on all four angles. The Sun in the positive and fixed sign of Leo indicates that she will have determination well developed. This determination, however, may be expressed in the form of stubbornness, for Mercury is in Leo in the 10th house, square Saturn and Neptune, these last two planets being in the fixed and stubborn sign of Taurus. The squares of the above three planets, Saturn, Neptune, and Mercury, are from the natural Capricorn or Saturnian 10th house, which is a dominant position, to the 8th house, which is the natural Scorpio or Mars house; so we may expect that this woman will be very fixed in nature and determined to follow her own inclinations.

Her ideals or desires should have been expressed through Venus in Cancer, conjunction the Midheaven. Venus is sextile to Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus and parallel to the Moon and Mars. This gives talent for art or music, also a love for dress and display, and Venus being ruler of the Ascendant, it should also give a sweet personality coupled with beauty of face and figure. According to the diagnosis of psycho-analysis this woman during the years of adolescence, when the life forces were welling up and the latent talents were seeking a means of expression, which would naturally be through art and music, was not finding her field. Her ideals were crushed as a result, and the spirit felt cramped and restrained.

Birth Chart No. 16B

Birth Chart No. 16B

Midheaven: Cancer 10
Sun: Leo 24:28
Saturn: Taurus 12:24
11th House: Leo 19
Moon: Gemini 1:23
Uranus: Virgo 12:54
12th House: Virgo 16
Mercury: Leo 10:37
Neptune: Taurus 16:35
Ascendant: Libra 6:43
Venus: Cancer 12:01
2nd House: Scorpio 0
Mars: Gemini 8:34
3rd House: Scorpio 29
Jupiter: Taurus 24:56

We may here see that Saturn, the ruler of the 4th house, indicating the mother, is restraining Neptune, the ruler of the 6th house, which indicates the service to be rendered. Mercury in the 10th, the house of the profession, is squaring Saturn and Neptune. We have here the proof that the mother was not in sympathy with this woman's choice of a profession, and forced her to express herself through channels where the spirit felt cramped and the artistic instincts were held in check. In the case of a weak and negative personality this sometimes works to advantage and the person does not feel the restraint. But with a fixed and positive nature such as we have in this horoscope, with five planets in fixed signs and cardinal signs on the four angles, the case is different; when a woman of this type has her ideals shattered, she finds it most difficult to adjust herself to the will of others. The impulses thus restrained most frequently find an expression in some other direction.

In this case we find Neptune and Saturn trine Uranus; the psychic side must then be the means of giving this soul relief from its pent-up feelings. Uranus is square Mars, and the Moon is conjunction and parallel Mars. These afflictions together with those of Saturn, Neptune, and Mercury gave this woman a negative development. Mediumship was most attractive to her. For a short time she had the greatest joy for she developed very rapidly, which we may see from Neptune trine Uranus, indicating psychism. But had this poor soul had a knowledge of astrology and could she have seen the danger signals in the planets she would not have meddled with the negative phase of spiritual development. She would not have forced her development as we have found that she did. Being a positive character the Invisible Helpers were able with her assistance to relieve her in a short time of a very bad case of obsession, which she had developed through the practice of mediumship.

The advice given to this woman through Headquarters was to eat lightly of food consisting mainly of vegetables and fruits, eliminating heavy proteins and starches, and to keep her mind and body active, not forgetting to pray, for prayer is a wonderful help and a protection against adverse psychism.

We also find in this horoscope a very helpful lesson relative to trouble with the throat. We find Neptune and Saturn in conjunction in Taurus, which rules the throat and larynx, square to Mercury in Leo; also Jupiter in Taurus is square to the Sun in Leo, indicating that the circulation of the throat would be impaired at some time. Whenever we find Saturn and Neptune in conjunction there is some difficulty in the development of the corresponding organ. This woman developed a very bad case of tonsillitis, and submitted herself to an operation in which the tonsils were removed.

The Ductless [Endocrine] Glands
No. 17A — B: Thyroid Gland Trouble

We will use a flat figure in both the following cases as the hour of birth is not known. This will not interfere with the diagnosis of disease, but knowledge of the rising sign is necessary, however, in determining the will of the patient. When the patient is facing a crisis it is well to know the exact time of birth in order to calculate the place of the Moon and its relation to the transiting planets. These planets act as the minute hand of the planetary clock. They determine by their aspects to the radical and progressed planets whether the disease has reached a critical point. Especially do the new and full Moons mark the time when changes may be expected.

No. 17A

Female, born April 25, 1877.

We are told in The Message Of The Stars that Neptune is the higher octave of Mercury, and has rule over the pineal gland, while Mercury rules the thyroid. In this horoscope we find Venus, which rules the venous circulation, in its own sign of Taurus, ruler of the throat, in conjunction with Neptune and the Sun, also square to Mars in the sign of Aquarius. Neptune when afflicted by Saturn as in the second horoscope, 17B, causes —

Birth Chart No. 17A
Flat Chart

Birth Chart No. 17A

Midheaven: Capricorn
Sun: Taurus 5:21
Saturn: Pisces 16:56
11th House: Aquarius
Moon: Libra 7:07
Uranus: Leo 20:35R
12th House: Pisces
Mercury: Taurus 23:54
Neptune: Taurus 5:01
Ascendant: Aries
Venus: Taurus 2:19
2nd House: Taurus
Mars: Aquarius 5:11
3rd House: Gemini
Jupiter: Capricorn 3:34R

— atrophy or an undersized organ in whatever part of the body he may be found by sign. If in Leo, he may cause one valve of the heart to be smaller than the others, producing irregularity of circulation. In this horoscope, however, we find Neptune between Venus and the Sun, which gives bulk, The Sun brings heat and a large supply of blood to that part of the body in which it is placed by sign. In this case the throat is the part receiving the greatest flow of blood. When Mars is square to the Sun or Venus we may find the corresponding organ enlarged abnormally. Mercury, the planet which rules the thyroid gland, is in Taurus, square to Uranus in the fixed sign of Leo. Uranus in this sign also has a tendency to enlarge the organ affected by it. Jupiter, which rules the arterial circulation, is square to the Moon.

This woman suffered from an enlarged thyroid gland, which reached such a size that it interfered with the circulation and caused poor heart action.

No. 17B

Male, born September 26 1863.

Venus is in conjunction with the Sun, Mars, and Saturn, these four planets being in the sign of Libra and all in opposition to Neptune.

Birth Chart No. 17B
Flat Chart

Birth Chart No. 17B

Midheaven: Capricorn
Sun: Libra 2:53
Saturn: Libra 7:47
11th House: Aquarius
Moon: Pisces 22:51
Uranus: Gemini 25:07
12th House: Pisces
Mercury: Libra 26:08
Neptune: Aries 4:45R
Ascendant: Aries
Venus: Libra 6:40R
2nd House: Taurus
Mars: Libra 5:00
3rd House: Gemini
Jupiter: Scorpio 0:14

This configuration, particularly the obstructing influence of Saturn, caused a disturbance in the thyroid gland, which, however, was not enlarged as in the previous case, but its functions and circulation were interfered with. This caused the man to suffer from weakened memory, deranged kidneys, and enlargement of the prostate gland.

What could be advised in order to help these patients? might be asked. In the case of the woman of the first horoscope, where an excess of blood is found in the throat and both Jupiter and Venus are afflicted, causing poor arterial and venous circulation, we would advise a brisk rubbing of the lower limbs with a pair of bath gloves, also hot foot baths to cause the blood to circulate more freely to the lower part of the body thereby taking the pressure away from the throat. We would also decrease the amount of food which makes for flesh, such as white bread, pastries, sugar, and the like. In the second horoscope we find the Moon in Pisces, a watery sign, which gives a craving for liquids. It is square to Uranus. This together with the conjunction of Venus with Mars, Sun, and Saturn indicates that the lower nature, especially sex, has been the native's undoing. We would advise elimination of highly seasoned foods, liquor, tobacco, and meat, and that he live a simple life with plenty of outdoor exercise.

No. 17C — The Thymus Gland

Male, born August 16, 1918, 1:45 A.M.

This is the horoscope of a young boy who has the watery and cardinal sign of Cancer on the Ascendant. People with cardinal signs on the Ascendant are more tense, or we may call it more high-strung and sensitive than others. They feel more keenly. Not alone are their feelings more quickly hurt, but their bodies are more sensitive to pain, and heir suffering is more intense.

This boy has the magnanimous and jovial Jupiter in conjunction with the Ascendant. Jupiter is parallel to the Moon, which is the ruler of the Ascendant, and Jupiter and the Moon are in mutual exception. The suave and loving Venus is in the first house, which will give the native a beautiful form and face and a most lovable and attractive personality.

At the age of about twenty months he was taken ill with meningitis, which is an inflammation of the membranes enveloping the brain and spinal cord. He recovered from this illness, but his head began to enlarge, and he lost his sense of hearing. The enlargement of the head became so pronounced that it necessitated operations. At two periods a little past the age of three years (we judge the first to have been about when the progressed Moon reached 27 degrees of Capricorn, which brought it to the opposition of Venus, or two months later when it reached the square of Mars) two operations were performed. A small piece of bone was removed from each temple, making an opening into the brain. This caused water to gush out of the brain, and seemed to relieve the child for a time; but later it was necessary to —

Birth Chart No. 17C

Birth Chart No. 17C

Midheaven: Pisces 16
Sun: Leo 22:37
Saturn: Leo 18:39
11th House: Aries 21
Moon: Sagittarius 7:56
Uranus: Aquarius 25:51R
12th House: Gemini 4
Mercury: Virgo 16:29
Neptune: Leo 7:27
Ascendant: Cancer 11:14
Venus: Cancer 27:07
2nd House: Cancer 29
Mars: Libra 29:28
3rd House: Leo 20
Jupiter: Cancer 7:05

This caused water to gush out of the brain, and seemed to relieve the child for a time; but later it was necessary to relieve the back of the head by two operations just behind the ears, one on each side of the head. We are unable to give the exact dates of these operations. We believe, however, that the Moon's aspects registered them. We find that about twenty-five months after the first operation the Moon was in opposition to Saturn, which registered another disturbance that we feel probably marked the time of the operation on the back of the head.

The parents brought this boy from the middle West to Los Angeles and placed him in charge of a noted osteopathic physician, who superintended the operations and treated him with the scientific manipulations of the modern and excellent method of healing, osteopathy. The parents also placed the child on our healing list with the hope that he might regain his sense of hearing, which he lost at about the age of one and one-half years. The writer was not made familiar with the past of the boy until after she had diagnosed the case to a friend, so we will see how closely the planets tally with the case.

Venus, which has rule over the thymus gland, is strong in the first house and is afflicted by the square of Mars. Mars is close to the cusp of its own sign Scorpio. Mars indicates injuries. Scorpio is the sign which has rule over the physician. The birth of this boy was a very labored one. The life of the mother as well as that of the boy was despaired of. The present-day physician does not allow the birth to be a natural one if it takes too much of his time, for he is too busy and must hurry back to his office to see his other patients. Consequently a large proportion of births are hurried through the use of instruments. In this case the forced birth caused an injury to certain nerves and to the innominate blood vessels which carry the blood through the thymus gland to the brain. With Saturn in conjunction with the Sun in Leo, which has rule over the spinal cord, and both in opposition to Uranus the spinal fluid was restricted and sluggish. Uranus, which is the higher octave of Venus, has rule over the pituitary body. This body is connected directly with the outer sheath of the spinal cord, the dura mater Uranus being afflicted by the Sun and Saturn has interfered much with the functions of the spinal fluids.

The thymus gland in a small child regulates the blood flow to and from the brain through the innominate artery and vein. At birth the neck of this child was in some manner injured, causing restriction of the flow of the blood. The circulation being restricted, the head consequently filled with water. The most interesting proof of this is that at the removal of the pieces of bone from the temples, also from the back of the head, there was no red blood in the wounds, at which the doctors marveled. The osteopathic physician had been very active in his manipulations and treatments of the thymus gland and the spinal column, showing that his diagnosis tallied with ours.

The boy is seemingly in good health but has lost his hearing. There is some hope that this may be regained. When he reaches puberty and the thyroid gland takes up the work of the thymus gland, the nerves and the blood vessels which serve the ear may be stimulated, and through the aid of the Invisible Helpers the hearing may be regained. There is, however, some danger that the operations which were performed on the back of the head may have permanently injured the nerves, which would affect the hearing.

(17D) The Adrenals

Female, born November 27th, 1905, 1:15 P.M.

This young woman has the watery and negative sign of Pisces on the Ascendant, and Jupiter, the ruler, retrograde in Gemini in the third house in opposition to the life-giving Sun. This to begin with is a much hampered and restricted ruler, and is an indication that this soul has in its former lives contracted debts of destiny which have matured and await their payment in this life; for if the life ruler is afflicted by the most powerful planet, namely the Sun, also the square of Saturn and the parallel of Mars, and is receiving little help, having only one helpful aspect, the trine of Mars from the twelfth house, then we may take it that this person will have her debts to pay in this life, and there will be no freedom until they are liquidated.

We find a very well-aspected Mercury in the 10th house, in conjunction with the Moon, the Midheaven, and Uranus, and sextile to Saturn. The Moon, which has partial rule over the mind, is in conjunction with the Midheaven, giving the native a quick, keen mind. From a mental standpoint this girl should be able to accomplish anything upon which she sets her mind, and one wonders why such a mind is seemingly not accomplishing anything. What is the cause?

We find common signs on all the four angles; the life ruler, Jupiter, is retrograde in the common sign of Gemini, which is the sign of its fall, and the Sun also is in a common sign. These are indications that this soul is satisfied to drift with the tide. Whatever headway she makes in this life will be through the prodding influence of the father, signified by the tenth house.

Birth Chart No. 17D

Birth Chart No. 17D

Midheaven: Sagittarius 20
Sun: Sagittarius 5:51
Saturn: Aquarius 26:50
11th House: Capricorn 11
Moon: Sagittarius 19:40
Uranus: Capricorn 2:40
12th House: Aquarius 5
Mercury: Sagittarius 26:25
Neptune: Cancer 9:54R
Ascendant: Pisces 11:13
Venus: Scorpio 16:02
2nd House: Aries 27
Mars: Aquarius 7:14
3rd House: Taurus 27
Jupiter: Gemini 0:59R

Jupiter has rule over the arterial circulation. His afflictions tend to restrict the free flow of the blood stream. Jupiter also has rule over the adrenals, the two tiny ductless glands which are over the kidneys. These two organs, like the thyroid gland, help to take care of the blood. As it passes through them, it receives its supply of adrenal secretion. This secretion gives energy to the body and causes the fluids to flow more freely. The adrenals are the organs which stimulate the body. When we find Jupiter, which has rule over these organs, as the life ruler and so severely afflicted, we may expect the patient to be lacking in energy, a negative and ambitionless person.

Neptune, which is the higher octave of Mercury, works upon the nervous system, and rules the pineal gland and the spinal canal. It is retrograde and in opposition to the spasmodic and erratic Uranus, the planet which rules the pituitary body. Therefore we may look for a general derangement of the ductless glands. We find a disturbance of the adrenals, which are excited by the emotions, causing an uneven flow of their secretions, sometimes resulting in convulsions or the opposite, coma, according to the character of the uncontrolled emotions of the patient.

This girl is the daughter of a wealthy father and a most self-willed and selfish mother, who is addicted to the use of cigarettes and liquor. While the mother was pregnant with this child, at times when she saw her husband coming from his place of business she would throw herself into a fit in order to work on his sympathy. In this manner she would get all her selfish wants supplied. We are told in the Rosicrucian teachings that the Ego is attracted to a parent through whom it may receive its lessons, and it may well be said that this girl found in her mother one who could bring to her many sad lessons.

If the girl is crossed she quickly flies into a rage which ends in a fit very similar to epilepsy. However, she does not froth at the mouth, neither do her jaws set, as is sometimes the case in the above disease. Temper causes the adrenal fluid to flow too rapidly into the blood. Excess of this fluid causes jealousy and envy.

We find two different conditions expressed in the spells under which this girl labors. Jupiter is in opposition to the Sun, and parallel to Mars, which causes at times an excess of secretions, giving rise to the condition already mentioned. At other time she will swoon away, being perfectly lifeless and rigid. This last condition is brought on when the adrenals stop sending their fluid into the blood, indicated by Saturn square to Jupiter. When under the first mentioned condition she has all the appearance of one who is obsessed and becomes very cruel to those about her. This is also shown in the horoscope by the opposition of Neptune to Uranus.

The father has spent a fortune trying first one doctor and then another, but to no avail. The girl is quite normal when not laboring under the influence of these spells. She, like her mother, also throws herself into them in order to work upon the sympathy of her mother, sisters, and father.

The latest diagnosis of the doctors is that a tumor is growing in the brain near the cerebellum, and both the girl and her mother wish her to have an operation, while the father is bitterly opposed to it. What the outcome will be remains to be seen. Should she submit to the knife, as she is determined to do, she may spend the remainder of her life in an institution as a mental patient.

Special Conditions
No. 18A — Deficiency In Lymph

Male, born May 11, 1913, 6:59 A.M.

A child is the subject of this reading, who was about fifteen months old at the time the reading was originally made. Ordinarily it might seem superfluous to judge the character and mentality of one so young. Nevertheless, when we consider the body from a spiritual standpoint as the temple of an indwelling Divine Spirit, it will be seen that the builder and architect of that temple must be taken into consideration from the very first breath until the time when the silver cord snaps.

The mercurial sign Gemini is rising, but there is not the ordinary Gemini nature, for Saturn in Gemini puts his obstructive hand upon this child and will give a tendency to melancholy and a retiring disposition, a desire to get away from society.

Mercury and Venus in Aries, square to the Moon and Neptune, give a tendency to secretiveness, but the sextile of Saturn to Mars and Saturn's trine to Uranus make the mind idealistic and energetic. Thus on the whole there is good material for the parents to work upon. They should by all means discourage the tendency to secretiveness, encourage idealism, and make the youngster play with his companions.

Birth Chart No. 18A

Birth Chart No. 18A

Midheaven: Aquarius 26
Sun: Taurus 20:10
Saturn: Gemini 5:13
11th House: Pisces 28
Moon: Cancer 24:14
Uranus: Aquarius 7:33
12th House: Taurus 8
Mercury: Aries 28:46
Neptune: Cancer 23:36
Ascendant: Gemini 19:19
Venus: Aries 26:33R
Dragon's Head: Aries 0:49
2nd House: Cancer 11
Mars: Aries 2:35
3rd House: Leo 2
Jupiter: Capricorn 17:47R
Dragon's Tail: Libra 0:49

It looks very much as though he might be too much taken with himself, and from the very earliest childhood he should be taught to go among people. He should never be allowed to go out by himself more than can possibly be helped.

Usually children of this age sleep largely from morning till night and from night till morning; as soon as they have received food they go out into dreamland that assimilation may be carried on better. But this is not the case with our little subject; sleeplessness, restlessness, and nervousness are the results of the opposition of the Moon and Neptune to Jupiter and the square of these three planets to Mercury and Venus posited in Aries, the sign governing the head. Thus the whole nature is aquiver, the child cannot get the needed rest, hence it is sick.

The main trouble comes from the fact that the Moon is conjunct Neptune. This interferes with the distribution of the fluid indispensable to assimilation, the lymph. Jupiter is afflicted by these two planets, and he governs assimilation. On account of these two facts the child will not grow as fast as he might other wise. He has peculiar notions about his food, and these ideas will grow as he grows. This tendency is one of the things that must be dealt with firmly, for the square of the Moon to Venus gives abnormal cravings, the Moon and Neptune in Cancer will cause the child to long for something that he never finds, and this might lead to the formation of habits that would be extremely dangerous. No matter how he may protest and though it may seem that ordinary foods do not agree with him, he should be taught to eat everything of a good and healthful nature that comes on the table, for the formation of a healthy appetite will counteract the strange tendency that is dormant in his nature. Sweets in moderation will help.

The circulation is interfered with by the affliction of Neptune and the Moon to Venus and Jupiter. Saturn and Uranus are strongly configurated by trine and parallel from airy signs; this further reacts upon the circulation and makes it spasmodic. The heart has a tendency to flutter on account of the presence of Uranus in Aquarius. Thus the poor little child is considerably afflicted to start with. Nevertheless there is no need of worry, for the Sun is trine to Jupiter and sextile to the Moon and Neptune. The fact also that it is in the marvelously vital sign of Taurus will operate to preserve life, and even Saturn on the Ascendant gives persistence, resistance to disease, and tenacity of life.

There will be crises in the life, however, which knowledge of the foregoing will make it more easy for the parents to prepare for. The most severe one will come at the time of puberty. Then the progressed Moon will be working in the 8th house, the house of death, and in opposition to its own place, configurated with Neptune and square to Mercury and Venus. This is a serious position but not all to be feared on account of the fact that the Sun is so strong in the horoscope. Moreover the trine of Saturn and Uranus and the sextile of Saturn and Mars give a wonderful elasticity and energy to the nature so that no matter though the boy be brought near the grave, he will have the resilience to recuperate with astonishing rapidity.

At the present time it should be investigated as to whether the mother is nursing the child, and whether she has felt nervous and run down. If so, the child should at once be put upon a diet of goat's milk, which will give the needed ether to compensate for the lack of lymph, and though the child may not like the diet, he will grow accustomed to it.

No. 18B — Polypi And Kidney Trouble

Male, born June 3, 1865, at 3:00 A.M.

We have here the horoscope of a man with the fixed sign of Taurus on the Ascendant, and the ruler, Venus, posited just above the Ascendant in Taurus and in the 12th house. Venus is making but two major aspects, a conjunction with the Ascendant, and a square to the inflammatory Mars, which is in the fixed sign of Leo and in the 4th house.

The sign of Taurus rules the neck, throat, lower jaw, larynx, and tonsils, and its opposite signs, Scorpio, rules the rectum, descending colon, urethra, and also the nose. These signs of Scorpio and Taurus are the most vital signs of the twelve. Mark the strange coincidence which lies in the fact that Taurus rules the greater part of the lower head and neck, and the organs adjacent to the upper end of the spinal column, while Scorpio slips in with its influence by ruling the nose in addition to the organs near the lower end of the spinal column. Leo, the sign which squares Taurus and Scorpio, rules the river of life, the spinal fluid, which connects the organs ruled by Taurus and Scorpio.

Birth Chart No. 18B

Birth Chart No. 18B

Midheaven: Capricorn 25
Sun: Gemini 12:41
Saturn: Libra 24:05R
11th House: Aquarius 20
Moon: Libra 4:19
Uranus: Gemini 28:39
12th House: Pisces 26
Mercury: Taurus 18:58
Neptune: Aries 10:10
Ascendant: Taurus 12:27
Venus: Taurus 9:42
2nd House: Gemini 11
Mars: Leo 5:45
3rd House: Cancer 4
Jupiter: Sagittarius 25:37R

Now in the horoscope under consideration we find the inflammatory Mars in Leo, square to Venus in Taurus. Venus, being at home in this sign, naturally attracts to herself the inflammatory influence of Mars whenever Mars is found either in Taurus or afflicting her in that sign. Then we may look for inflammatory troubles in the nose, generative organs, or rectum. We may also look for the polypus which is a small growth peduncular in shape that grows from the mucous membrane of the nose, and which often closes the nasal passages, causing difficulty in breathing. It sometimes also grows within the vagina or rectum. The habit of mouth breathing in children often lays the foundation for these growths in the nose when planetary afflictions are present in the horoscope. The mucous membrane of the nose is then abnormally sensitive and subject to irritation, which may result in these polypi, frequently causing hay fever or asthma.

The patient whose horoscope we are considering suffered with these growths in both nasal passages, making it necessary that he breathe entirely through the mouth. The Moon is in 4 degrees and 19 minutes of Libra in the 6th house, which is the house of health. The Moon is the natural ruler of Cancer, the sign ruling the stomach. At the age of twenty-eight, when the Moon by progression had reached its place at birth, this man became seriously ill with painter's colic, which later resulted in permanent injury to the kidneys. The latter is due to the Moon and Saturn in Libra, which sign has rule over the kidneys. This general break in the health increased the small growths in the nose, which resulted in an operation when the Moon progressed into Scorpio and was in opposition to Venus.

By eliminating meat, tobacco, liquor, and all condiments and living as near as possible to nature's laws, this man is again enjoying good health.

No. 18C — Pyorrhea

Female, born July 13, 1871, 5:30 A.M.

Leo, a fiery sign, here in on the Ascendant with the life ruler, the Sun, in the 12th house in Cancer in conjunction with Mercury and Uranus and square to Neptune. We know from our reading of The Message Of The Stars that Cancer rules the stomach, in which the greater amount of food must be digested. This organ is the central supply station through which the body receives its sustenance. Cancer also rules the esophagus, the tube between the pharynx and the stomach, and the thoracic duct, the principal duct which carries the lymph of the body.

We note in this horoscope Uranus afflicted by a square of Neptune from the Midheaven and the sign Aries. With Mercury and the Sun also in conjunction with Uranus and square to Neptune, we may expect an abnormal or a radical mind. When an idea is formed it is carried to an extreme. This woman could find no limit in anything, and we find this tendency indicated regarding food. With the sign of Cancer on the cusp of the 12th house, the house of self-undoing and limitations, and with the above afflictions of Uranus, Mercury, and the Sun we may expect great impulse and a decided tendency to overeat.

Birth Chart No. 18C

Birth Chart No. 18C

Midheaven: Aries 14
Sun: Cancer 20:35
Saturn: Capricorn 5:32R
11th House: Taurus 22
Moon: Gemini 4:10
Uranus: Cancer 26:31
12th House: Cancer 1
Mercury: Cancer 22:58
Neptune: Aries 24:02
Ascendant: Leo 1:43
Venus: Virgo 6:05
Dragon's Head: Gemini 29:48
2nd House: Leo 21
Mars: Libra 12:48
3rd House: Virgo 14
Jupiter: Cancer 11:16
Dragon's Tail: Sagittarius 29:48

The planets in the 12th and 6th houses when afflicted are the most detrimental to health, and in this horoscope we may look to the stomach as being the seat of the trouble. Let us find the reason for this assertion: The Moon which is the ruler of the 12th house is in the house of friends, the 11th, and square to Venus in the 2nd in the 6th house sign, Virgo, ruling labor and sickness. This plainly shows us that this woman was most hospitable, loved to entertain her friends, was happy when she could regale them, and as indicated went to extremes in this direction. Venus square Moon indicates an abnormal desire for pastry and sugar; it indicates one who having eaten a heavy meal, richly prepared, would indulge in chocolate creams and various other ash producing dainties. This is one of the types of women whom we often meet, whose greatest pride is in cooking and who are never so happy as when they are entertaining at a sumptuously prepared table. Cancer people are good cooks and usually take great pride in catering to the needs of the stomach.

In this horoscope we find Saturn, the planet of obstruction, in its own sign Capricorn and in the 6th house, health. Saturn is in opposition to Jupiter in the sign of the stomach and in the 12th house. Planets and their afflictions often show their effect in opposite signs, and when Saturn is in Capricorn we usually expect some derangement of the stomach, for his effects there are very similar to those of Saturn in Cancer. With Jupiter ruling the arterial circulation, afflicted by Saturn, we may expect trouble with the circulatory system of the stomach. And with the spasmodic Uranus in conjunction with Mercury, the nerves are also sensitive and nervous indigestion is indicated.

Now, when Saturn afflicts the stomach, there is a lack of pepsin and stomach fluids wherewith to digest the food. Saturn in Cancer or Capricorn gives abnormal appetite and makes one very fond of pastry, especially of sugar, as does Venus square Moon mentioned before. As vegetarians, such people find it very hard to keep their bodies in good order for they will usually refuse raw vegetables, preferring the starches and sugars. As a result the body does not receive the proper amount of mineral elements, and the blood soon fills with ash. When an overabundance of refuse is stored up in the blood, the body must seek a means of eliminating the waste matter. If it is unable to find an outlet through which to throw off the impurities, and if the bowels also refuse to do their part as is often the case when an overabundance of food is consumed, then an illness is the result. We frequently find cases of catarrh, skin disease, ulcers, etc., which are merely an avenue the body uses to dispose of an excess of ash.

In the case of this woman we find the gums eliminating pus and receding toward the roots of the teeth. This disease is commonly called pyorrhea or Riggs' disease and is increasing to an alarming degree in America. It was rarely heard of fifty years ago, but since there has developed such a craze for sugar and candy humanity is paying the price.

To overcome this disease a well balanced, simple, vegetarian diet, free from sugars and starches is advisable, and the careful cleansing of the gums with lemon water each day.

No. 18D — Auto-Intoxication

Male, born November 4th 1882, 11:49 P.M.

This horoscope is that of a man with the watery sign of Cancer on the Ascendant. In diagnosing it is customary to look to the sixth house, which has rule over disease, and its ruler for the key to the trouble. In this horoscope we have the sign of Capricorn on the cusp of the sixth house, with its ruler, Saturn, in the 10th house in conjunction with the Dragon's Tail, which is Saturnian in its influence. Saturn is also conjunction Neptune in Taurus. These are all in opposition to the inflammatory Mars, which is strong in its home sign Scorpio, having rule over the rectum and generative organs. This is a most dangerous and subtle affliction, increased by Neptune parallel the Sun in Scorpio, and indicates an unrestrained passional nature which in childhood found its outlet through the secret habit of masturbation. This in time depletes the vitality, stunting the mentality, and also the physical growth, and later in life causes much physical trouble.

Birth Chart No. 18D

Birth Chart No. 18D

Midheaven: Taurus 13
Sun: Scorpio 12:38
Saturn: Taurus 23:28R
11th House: Gemini 8
Moon: Virgo 8:43
Uranus: Virgo 22:05
12th House: Cancer 0
Mercury: Libra 24:13
Neptune: Taurus 17:33R
Ascendant: Cancer 24:35
Venus: Sagittarius 19:55
Dragon's Head: Scorpio 20:56
2nd House: Virgo 4
Mars: Scorpio 22:57
3rd House: Libra 13
Jupiter: Cancer 0:57R
Dragon's Tail: Taurus 20:56

Scorpio rules both the rectum and the vital organs, and when excesses occur they often cause inflammation in the rectum resulting in intestinal hemorrhoids, interfering with elimination and causing a general sluggishness of the excretory duct.

We find the spasmodic Uranus in Virgo, the sign ruling the intestines; it is also the natural sixth house sign and the sign which rules sickness. Uranus is square to Venus, which rules the venous blood. Here we have indication of restricted circulation in the small intestine. Jupiter, the planet of opulence, the planet which wants things in large quantities, is in Cancer, the sign ruling the stomach, and in the twelfth house, the house of self-undoing, sextile to the ruler of the Ascendant, the Moon, indicating that this young man has been a very hearty eater, carrying eating to excess.

He dissipated the life forces during the period of life when he was in greatest need of them, and has also consumed more food than the organs could digest and distribute. Naturally, when the organs of elimination refused to work, as might be expected, the blood stream became charged with ash, causing granulation of the joints through the excessive clogging generated in the body from too much protein. This also burned up the natural body oils, causing a granulation of the eyelids, rheumatism, and a generally weakened condition of the entire system.

Our advice to this patient would be to eliminate meats and starches, taking very little of the proteins, and to eat mostly fruits and vegetables; also to live a chaste, clean life. Care should be taken to have his surroundings clean and to sleep in a room with plenty of fresh air, for when we find Saturn afflicted by the Dragon's Tail and Neptune in Taurus, it indicates a tendency to neglect the sanitation of the body and surroundings.

No. 18E — Peritonitis

Male, born August 4, 1862, 11:30 P.M.

Taurus, a fixed and stubborn sign, is on the Ascendant, with the ruler, Venus, in the watery sign of Cancer, square to the fiery and impulsive Mars, and parallel to the ruler of Cancer, and watery Moon. Venus is also ruler of the house of sickness, the 6th house. Mars is in the 12th house in its own sign of Aries.

We may look for the key to the trouble in the configuration and the positions of the above three planets, Venus, Mars, and the Moon.

The planets that are in a location corresponding to that part of the body in which the disease is found are not alone the cause of the disease. If a burglar has entered our home and carried away our jewels, the first step to be taken to find the culprit is to ascertain the place of his entrance. So also must we find the gateway or the cause of the disease.

Venus, we know, is the planet ruling sweets, sugars, etc. Taurus is the sign ruling the throat, the palate; therefore Taurus has great influence over the appetites. Venus is in Cancer, the sign ruling the stomach and the thoracic duct, and is afflicted by a square to Mars. Mars when afflicted by Venus and when in its own sign of Aries causes dissipation and desire for

excesses in eating, especially when Venus is in the sign of the stomach. Taureans are usually very fond of good things to eat and drink; they are hearty eaters and are apt to gourmandize. Therefore with the above afflictions this native would eat and drink to excess.

Birth Chart No. 18E

Birth Chart No. 18E

Midheaven: Aquarius 4
Sun: Leo 12:25
Saturn: Virgo 20:34
11th House: Pisces 7
Moon: Sagittarius 8:10
Uranus: Gemini 19:40
12th House: Aries 6
Mercury: Cancer 27:50
Neptune: Aries 3:39R
Ascendant: Taurus 0:27
Venus: Cancer 10:34
Dragon's Head: Sagittarius 22:36
2nd House: Taurus 29
Mars: Aries 14:00
3rd House: Cancer 1
Jupiter: Virgo 26:07

Uranus in Gemini is in a very nervous position. This excitable, restless, and nervous planet, especially as it is squared by Saturn and Jupiter from another mercurial sign, Virgo, will have a strong effect upon the nervous system.

Now, with Venus, which has rule over the venous blood, afflicted by Mars, and with Jupiter, ruling the arterial blood, afflicted by the conjunction of Saturn and the square of Uranus, this man has a very sluggish circulation, especially of the stomach and small intestines. With both Jupiter and Saturn posited in Virgo, what could be expected but that when an affliction touches any of these planets sickness would result?

At the age of thirty-nine the native's progressed Sun reached the square to Uranus which brought on nervous trouble. At the same time the Sun was within one degree of a conjunction of Saturn radical. The Sun takes three years to pass a conjunction; one year applying, one year in conjunction, and another year separating. Therefore, this man passed through a double affliction at that time, and a severe spell of peritonitis was the result. He was unable to recover readily from this sickness, since through his ignorance of the causes he did not stop his heavy indulgence in food and drink. In 1918, when the progressed Moon came to the square of Saturn and Jupiter and the opposition of Uranus, another illness occurred, which left him with a severe case of catarrh of the intestines.

If a patient of this type should call upon a probationer for advice and help, what should he advise? He should first find the cause, and it is so evident there that excess of food and drink were responsible that he should advise abstinence from food for a short time, especially that ruled by Mars, such as highly seasoned articles and condiments. Liquor and tobacco should be entirely avoided. A strict vegetarian diet should be advised with plenty of fresh air and sunshine to assist in relaxing the nerves. Where the Venus and Jupiter circulations are sluggish, a friction bath would be advisable.

No. 18F — Arteriosclerosis

Male, born July 27th, 1856, 5:00 A.M.

As has been often stated in our astrological books and lessons, man is master of this fate. He has his whole life before him, either to make or to mar. Here we have a horoscope for diagnosis that speaks for itself, that of a man who has had everything in his favor, with but two evil aspects in the entire horoscope; everything else is good. We find the Sun and Venus conjunction in the sign of the heart, Leo, one of the strongest signs of the entire twelve. Both these planets are sextile to the Moon and trine to Jupiter, Jupiter being near the Midheaven. The mentality is decidedly strong and keen, especially along metaphysical lines. Neptune is in its own home (Pisces), sextile to Uranus and trine to Mercury. The Moon is also well aspected and in a mental sign, Gemini. This man has a wonderful start in life, and brought over with him from a previous life many fine qualities.

As is often stated in astrological books by old and reliable writers, Jupiter in the Midheaven brings much good to the native. And surely this man had many opportunities to succeed. Now why did he fail?

First, we find Saturn in Cancer. As stated in The Message of the Stars, this "indicates that the stomach is weak and the gums subject to pyorrhea. There is inability to properly digest the food." The stomach is lacking in the fluids necessary to aid digestion. The native is also very peculiar in his likes and dislikes as to food. This is the key to his bodily afflictions. We find Saturn making a square to Jupiter, which rules the arterial blood, and as stated in The Message of the Stars, under this aspect the native is "indolent and inclined to drift with the tide; often a ward of society either in the poorhouse or prison. This aspect also gives a tendency to arteriosclerosis."

Birth Chart No. 18F

Birth Chart No. 18F

Midheaven: Aries 22
Sun: Leo 4:28
Saturn: Cancer 7:49
11th House: Taurus 29
Moon: Gemini 10:07
Uranus: Taurus 24:36
12th House: Cancer 5
Mercury: Cancer 20:35
Neptune: Pisces 20:10R
Ascendant: Leo 5:50
Venus: Leo 6:19
Dragon's Head: Aries 19:07
2nd House: Leo 26
Mars: Libra 27:53
3rd House: Virgo 21
Jupiter: Aries 9:10
Dragon's Tail: Libra 19:07

We find the coarse, combative, discordant, passionate, and hot-tempered Mars in Libra, a Venus sign. When afflicted it brings out its own lower nature and that of Venus, creating undue attraction to the opposite sex. As Mars is co-ruler of the 5th house and is making a square to the impulsive and egotistical Mercury, the native's inharmony and hot temper have led him to excesses. Instead of expressing the beautiful, artistic, and musical nature of the Sun and Venus conjunction on the Ascendant in Leo trine to Jupiter, this man has directed an excess of love and vitality in the wrong direction. He has indulged too freely in rich food, and has expended much of his energy through the 5th house, pleasures. He has had much inharmony in the home, caused by himself and his temper. As a result the blood has become vitiated, and he now is in a very advanced stage of arteriosclerosis.

In order to find out the time of the affliction we will go to his forty-fourth year when the progressed Moon had reached the 6th house in the first degrees of Capricorn. It there made an opposition to Saturn in the 12th house in Cancer, the stomach, and a square to Jupiter in the Midheaven. At the same time we find Mars progressed has reached 24-51 of Scorpio, making an opposition to Uranus in Taurus. Impulse and excesses in fast living at that time broke down his system, and since then the man has been an invalid, perfectly helpless, wheeled in a chair and confined in hospitals, due to Saturn and Mercury in the 12th house, self-undoing. But he has always found some kind hearted woman friend to look after his wants. He has been a very difficult patient; his temper has been dreadful. Through his suffering he has allowed himself to drift into this state of irascibility. Instead of responding to the beautiful Venus influence he has given way to Mars square Mercury.

In order to improve he should have a nurse with Saturn well aspected, one of an Aquarian nature, cool, calm, and collected, who could soothe him, quiet his temper, and with great diplomacy lead him into right living. At present he demands certain food and unless the nurse gives it to him he has a dreadful spell of temper. This man would have to be loved into doing things. To make a demand upon him or to tell him he dare not do a certain thing would only awaken the spirit of opposition in him. Brisk massage with a pair of rough bath gloves to open the pores of the skin and start the circulation would be beneficial. Proper food and assistance to control his temper would in time help him to overcome his condition.

No. 18G — Typhoid And Spinal Trouble

Male, born December 29, 2900, 12:45 A.M.

Four cardinal signs are on the angles, with Mars trine to the Sun and Saturn. These testimonies show the person to be endowed with good vitality and with an active and ambitious nature. But the counteracting aspects are also strong. The Moon is square to the Sun and Saturn, Mars is square to the ruler, Venus, and the majority of the planets are under the earth. This takes away from the general resistance of the person. The opposition of Neptune to Jupiter and Mercury in mental signs, Gemini and Sagittarius shows that the native is of a very nervous temperament.

Neptune in the 9th house usually gives a tendency to be a dreamer of dreams, a visionary who grasps at the illusory things in life rather than those that are near by and tangible. Neptune's opposition to Mercury, the planet of reason, shows that this would be particularly accentuated in the present case. The Moon in Aries square to the Sun and Saturn would further make the mind flighty and unstable.

Mars in Virgo configurated with Uranus, whether by good or evil aspects, makes a person liable to intestinal disorders. Mars is the planet of inflammation and fevers. He causes operations and other violence. Configurations of Mars with Uranus have been observed to result not only in typhoid and gastric fevers, but also very often Mars ruptures the peritoneum and causes the person to have a prominent abdomen.

Birth Chart No. 18G

Birth Chart No. 18G

Midheaven: Cancer 21
Sun: Capricorn 7:05
Saturn: Capricorn 7:24
11th House: Leo 25
Moon: Aries 9:15
Uranus: Sagittarius 14:10
12th House: Virgo 24
Mercury: Sagittarius 23:30
Neptune: Gemini 27:35R
Ascendant: Libra 17:46
Venus: Sagittarius 7:20
2nd House: Scorpio 15
Mars: Virgo 11:12
3rd House: Sagittarius 16
Jupiter: Sagittarius 25:20

The young man whose horoscope we are considering had typhoid fever as an initial disease when the Moon passed the conjunction of Mars by progression through the eleventh house. Later she came to the square of Neptune, Jupiter, and Mercury. Then the native's spine began to weaken. You will notice that the opposition of Neptune to Jupiter and Mercury is from Gemini to Sagittarius, covering the region of the spine. The Moon later progressed to the opposition of her own place at birth, and as the radical Moon in Aries has particular dominion over the cerebellum, which is the organ of coordination of movement, you will readily understand that this makes it difficult for the patient to walk.

This is a curious case of interlocking afflictions and good aspects, for you will observe that whenever the two principal afflicters Mars and the Moon, are struck by an adverse aspect there is always a good set of aspects to minimize the evil effects. Were this not so the severe afflictions would certainly have done away with this young man long ago. The square between the Moon and Saturn is particularly inimical.

The Moon progresses around the horoscope in twenty-eight years as we measure a day for a year. Saturn in the heavens by transit actually moves around the circle of the zodiac in about thirty years. Thus the progressed Moon and the transiting Saturn are always bound to follow each other pretty closely. When they are square at the birth of a person, they keep that same relationship for a considerable number of years. Thus good aspects in the horoscope are offset by the fact that the progressed Moon is square to the transiting Saturn, and evil aspects are similarly accentuated by this unfortunate square. Therefore anybody who has this unfortunate configuration is certainly under the whiplash of Saturn all his life. Even the good aspects which we note in this horoscope and which are certainly very strong are to some degree nullified by the square of Saturn and the Moon at birth.

Saturn always indicates that part of our destiny which has been brought over from previous lives, and is almost unalterable. Therefore in this case there is unfortunately not much to do. Baths and massage applied by a healer who has Aquarius rising and whose Saturn is not in Libra or Pisces would be most helpful.

No. 18H — Narcotics — Cigarettes

Female, born April 7, 1880, at 7:00 A.M. We have here a most interesting case, that of a woman with the fixed sign of Taurus on the Ascendant, and with the ruler in the watery sign of Pisces, intercepted in the 11th house, in conjunction with the watery Moon, and square to the fiery and destructive Mars. Mars is the ruler of the 12th house, the house of confinement, and Venus is the ruler of the 6th house governing sickness.

About 1904 the patient was operated on and had one kidney removed. She could not give the exact year, but from planetary aspects we feel certain it was in 1904, when the progressed Sun had just passed a conjunction with the radical Neptune near the Ascendant, and the progressed Moon was making a square both to the radical Neptune and the progressed Sun. At the present writing this poor woman, who is forty-four years of age, expects to become a mother in three months, and is struggling to overcome the dread narcotic habit, which she has had about six years, also the cigarette habit.

A most interesting principle is brought out in this horoscope. Neptune in Taurus near the Ascendant is trine to Uranus in Virgo in the 5th house. These planets are in signs of mutual reception; that is, Neptune being the higher octave of Mercury is in a Venus sign, Taurus, and Uranus the higher octave of Venus is in the mercurial sign of Virgo. The trine of these two mystical planets would indicate the development of the two ductless glands represented by them, namely the pineal gland by Neptune and the pituitary body by Uranus. When these two glands are for any reason awakened and the soul does not respond to the higher life but is inclined to drift into sensual and worldly channels, their awakening then frequently leads to the grossest indulgence of the lower nature — sometimes to drink or narcotics as in the case of this poor woman.

Birth Chart No. 18H

Birth Chart No. 18H

Midheaven: Capricorn 29
Sun: Aries 18:02
Saturn: Aries 18:39
11th House: Aquarius 25
Moon: Pisces 23:07
Uranus: Virgo 5:22R
12th House: Aries 2
Mercury: Aries 2:14R
Neptune: Taurus 10:52
Ascendant: Taurus 19:40
Venus: Pisces 22:25
2nd House: Gemini 17
Mars: Gemini 27:43
3rd House: Cancer 8
Jupiter: Aries 1:06R

Venus and the Moon in conjunction in Pisces, Venus being the ruler of the 6th house, governing sickness, and Mars the ruler of the 12th house, governing hospitals, indicate that some one in a hospital was responsible for her forming the habit of taking narcotics from which she is suffering and this person we believe to be a doctor friend who attended her. At the time when she claimed she acquired the habit of using narcotics we find the progressed Mercury trine to Uranus and the progressed Venus in conjunction with Neptune. This would have a tendency to awaken the above mentioned glands and cause a soul hunger, which in this case the woman mistook for a desire to indulge in soul flights through the use of narcotics instead of through living the Christ life.

But the struggle now comes to get relief when she is in a most weakened, despondent, and generally rundown condition from a spell of influenza complicated by pregnancy, nerves, and insomnia; also the elimination through the one remaining kidney is now being interfered with by Saturn conjunction Sun in Aries, which is producing an effect in the opposite sign of Libra.

The one gleam of hope held out through the planets is the progressed Sun within orb of a sextile to the radical Jupiter and the progressed Mars trine to the radical Moon. These aspects are most favorable for the aid of the Invisible Helpers, who can accomplish much more under favorable planetary aspects than at other times. Especially is she likely to receive help because her spirit is most desirous of overcoming, although she is lacking in faith regarding our method of healing. She was persuaded to call upon us for help by her own doctor, who had been healed through our Invisible Helpers.

No. 19A — A Mental Case

Female, born June 12, 1897, 9:00 P.M.

WE have at all times tried to impress upon the minds of students of the Rosicrucian Philosophy the great necessity of always looking at the bright side of life, and ever to hold out hope to unhappy and afflicted ones. If we aspire to be helpers of humanity, workers in God's great vineyard, we must always throw the life line to the drowning man, that is, give him that hope, that help, which means life to him. The astrologer who voices the doom of his patient and takes the last ray of hope away when one who is suffering comes to him perhaps as the last resort is little less than a murderer. This may be putting it very strongly, but the writer feels that this point cannot be emphasized too much.

To illustrate the danger that lies in the prediction of death: a woman wrote to Headquarters stating that she had but two more years to live, for the astrologers had predicted this. Would we advise her, she asked, to take up the Rosicrucian Philosophy and astrology, and should she go ahead with the school which she had started, or would it be best to give everything up and prepare herself or the coming event, her passing out of the physical body?

Birth Chart No. 19A

Birth Chart No. 19A

Midheaven: Scorpio 5
Sun: Gemini 22:16
Saturn: Scorpio 25:40R
11th House: Scorpio 29
Moon: Scorpio 26:58
Uranus: Scorpio 25:59R
12th House: Sagittarius 21
Mercury: Taurus 29:50
Neptune: Gemini 20:05
Ascendant: Capricorn 13:06
Venus: Taurus 9:38
2nd House: Aquarius 23
Mars: Leo 14:46
3rd House: Aries 3
Jupiter: Virgo 3:27

We can assure you that this woman received a letter from us that was surrounded by strong vibrations which scattered effectually the thoughts of death. As a result of the letter she became a student of the Philosophy and is today an active and healthy woman, destined to reach a ripe old age. The astrologer who predicted this woman's death might have been guilty of murder, but fortunately through her coming in contact with one of our pupils who advised her to write to Headquarters, this was averted.

In 19A we have a patient who has so many weak and afflicted planets that the astrologer must use the greatest diplomacy in order to encourage her. On the first house is the gloomy, pessimistic Capricorn, with the ruler, Saturn, in the Midheaven afflicted by the conjunction of the negative, visionary, worrisome Moon and the irresponsible and fanatical Uranus; and to make it even more unfortunate these three planets are in conjunction in the fixed and martial sign of Scorpio, the natural eighth house sign, the house of death. Mercury, the ruler of the mind, is in the gloomy and stubborn sign of Taurus in opposition to the afflicted planets in Scorpio. Could we find anything more unfortunate for mental trouble? When Taurus is afflicted he assists Capricorn in magnifying the gloom side of life and increases his brooding over imaginary ills, so you can imagine the temperament of this poor woman. She was sadly in need of help.

Her request for help came to us in November, 1916. She was at that time in such a mental state that she had threatened suicide, could do nothing but weep, and was surrounded by imaginary troubles. But she was very faithful in writing her weekly letters and did all possible to cooperate with the healers. When she requested healing her progressed Mars was square to the radical Moon, Uranus, and Saturn in Scorpio, which caused this mental disturbance. But fortunately the progressed Moon at that time was in 25 degrees of Cancer trine and sextile to the afflicted planets in the 10th and 5th houses respectively. This was the life line that was ready to be thrown to help her.

Note that the artistic harmonious, and musical radical Venus is in her own sign of Taurus, trine to the reverent and optimistic Jupiter. The one window of light open to her was this good aspect — music and art. It was necessary to bring harmony into this poor inharmonious mind, and we prevailed upon her and her friends to provide her with music in the home and to interest her in art. At the time of her request for help her progressed Sun was in 9 degrees and 50 minutes of Cancer, making a good aspect to the radical Venus. This was the means of saving her reason. In May 1917 she wrote us she was feeling so much better that she did not need the help of the healers any longer.

Here we can see what a wonderful work can be done through a true knowledge of astrology. Had an unscrupulous astrologer met this woman and predicted suicide, the danger of which as shown so plainly in the figure, he might have been her murderer. Therefore, dear friends, we hope you will take this as a lesson to use astrology to help and to heal and not to wound.

No. 19B — Insanity

Female, Born January 7, 1868.

Although we are unable to predict the dates of crises in her illness on account of the lack of the birth hour, still the aspects between the planets in this woman's chart, show sufficiently well the nature of the illness and the yearly crises. We find the erratic and eccentric Uranus in the psychic sign of Cancer, in opposition to Mars, the planet of impulse and recklessness. Uranus is also in opposition to the life-given Sun and to Mercury, the planet of reason, both placed in the belligerent and violent sign Capricorn. All four of these planets are square by Neptune in Aries, the sign which rules the head and the brain.

We find that the benevolent ray of Jupiter is quenched by its placement in the twelfth house sign of Pisces, indicating sorrow, trouble, and self-undoing. There it is conjoined with the saturnine Dragon's Tail and squared by the Moon, the giver of visions and imagination, making the mind morbid. He is also squared by Saturn, the planet of gloom and melancholy. As a result of all these adverse, perverse, and perverting influences the poor woman has always been weak-minded, impulsive, reckless, gloomy, erratic, and visionary. In the year 1915 matters came to a crisis when the Sun was in the twelfth house sign of Pisces, ruling hospitals and asylums. The progressed Moon also was there in conjunction with the Sun and the saturnine Dragon's Tail, and all of them square Saturn, with the result that the woman was taken violently insane and had to be confined in an asylum, where she has been ever since.

Birth Chart No. 19B Flat Chart

Birth Chart No. 19B

Midheaven: Capricorn
Sun: Capricorn 16:31
Saturn: Sagittarius 2:11
11th House: Aquarius
Moon: Gemini 11:51
Uranus: Cancer 10:38R
12th House: Pisces
Mercury: Capricorn 6:31
Neptune: Aries 12:21
Ascendant: Aries
Venus: Aquarius 11:54
Dragon's Head: Virgo 7:44
2nd House: Taurus
Mars: Capricorn 15:13
3rd House: Gemini
Jupiter: Pisces 6:02
Dragon's Tail: Pisces 7:44

There has been little or no improvement so far as the mental condition is concerned, and the condition of physical health is also delicate.

It is not a hopeless case, however, for the principal inimical influences are from cardinal signs, whose force is comparatively soon spent, and the remainder are from common or flexible signs which are subject to modification. Note that Neptune, the planet of the spiritual mind, is sextile to Venus, the planet of music, and to the Moon, the planet of impressionability. Venus and the Moon are trine; this shows that the native loves music and that she may be helped by it. With respect to health we find the Moon in Gemini, the sign that rules the lungs, which gives a tendency to colds in the lungs. Uranus is in Cancer, squared by Neptune and in opposition to the Sun, Mars, and Mercury, which shows nervous indigestion, for Cancer rules the stomach. This can be minimized by proper food, and if this can be provided it will help considerably to clear the mind.

In dealing with the question of insanity students should remember that it is a rupture, complete or partial, in the chain of bodies linking the spirit to the physical vehicle. When the rupture occurs between the dense body and the vital body, or between the latter and the desire body, we have the harmless idiot. When the break is between the desire body and the mind, the reckless, impulsive, and violent desire nature takes charge of the lower vehicle, and we have the violently raving maniac who must be restrained by a straight-jacket and padded cell. But when the rupture takes place between the mind and the spirit, the cunning and craftiness of the mind exert themselves to take charge of the lower personality; an insane person of this order may go about among us for years plotting and scheming with such consummate cunning that we never suspect him of being abnormal until he carries out some diabolical plot and then laughs and gloats over the ruin, sorrow, and suffering which he has brought upon his victims.

No. 19C — Insanity, Obsession, And Tuberculosis

Male, born January 30th, 1889, at 12 noon.

This horoscope was sent us by the relatives of the native, with permission to use it as a lesson. We find some very interesting points in it, which may be of interest in the study of the science of diagnosis.

Two special points must be taken into consideration in the horoscope of a patient: the sign on the Ascendant and Mercury. The Ascendant shows the strength of the personality. If fixed signs are on the four angles, namely, the first, fourth, seventh, and tenth cusps, then the patient will be apt to help the healer with his will to overcome disease. If, however, common signs are on the angles, then the patient is apt to drift with the tide, and is prone to lean upon the Invisible Helpers, expecting them to do all the work, failing usually to do anything for himself. To get the best cooperation from the patient it is most necessary that the mind be willing to help. Where there is a weak or a stubborn mind, the patient can do much to thwart the efforts made in his behalf, as we find in this horoscope.

Birth Chart No. 19C

Birth Chart No. 19C

Midheaven: Aquarius 7
Sun: Aquarius 10:50
Saturn: Leo 17:24R
11th House: Pisces 2
Moon: Capricorn 28:48
Uranus: Libra 21:59R
12th House: Aries 16
Mercury: Aquarius 29:11
Neptune: Taurus 29:33R
Ascendant: Gemini 11:06
Venus: Pisces 26:28
2nd House: Cancer 1
Mars: Pisces 16:15
3rd House: Cancer 18
Jupiter: Sagittarius 28:45

Mercury being in a fixed sign in the tenth house and square to Neptune here gives a most dominating and stubborn mentality. This is a person who will bear no interference or domination from others.

He has naturally a very devout and religious nature, but instead of following the soul's ideals, which are expressed by Jupiter in Sagittarius sextile to Mercury in Aquarius, his stubborn and ambitious mind led him to respond to the vibrations of Venus square Jupiter, Mercury square Neptune, and Moon square Uranus.

Venus is exalted in Pisces, the sign of self-undoing, and in the eleventh house, square to Jupiter, which is strong in its own sign of Sagittarius, the sign of religion. This indicates that a woman friend with her flattery and attention, signified by Venus, was responsible for leading him from his religious ideals into negative metaphysical speculation. In addition, the versatile and restless Moon makes a trine to Neptune in the mystic twelfth house, which gave him the desire for esoteric knowledge, but the Moon, being square to Uranus, led him to his undoing. A person with the planetary positions and aspects which we find in this horoscope is not satisfied to follow instruction or heed the warnings of those who know about esoteric matters, but he must needs rush in and investigate for himself. The Sun in the Saturnian sign of Aquarius in opposition to Saturn in the sign of Leo gives a vein of skepticism, a nature which demands evidence and which must prove all things. This spirit was his undoing. The Sun and Saturn being in mutual reception in the tenth and fourth houses respectively, strengthened this tendency.

With the Moon trine Neptune and square Uranus this man developed mediumship very quickly and was able to contact the invisible realms. But he heedlessly sought his knowledge along dangerous paths. This man became attached to a group of Hindus, from whom he received instructions in breathing exercises and psychic development. He was also active in spiritualism wherein mediumship was encouraged.

After a few years the progressed Moon reached the opposition to the radical Saturn and later a conjunction with the radical Mercury. Neptune, being the higher octave of Mercury, works largely upon the nervous system, and any undue stimulation will sometimes cause mental unbalance if Neptune squares the mental planet Mercury, often expressing itself through religious mania. This poor man repeatedly claims that he is the reincarnated Jesus. Especially will Neptune give this tendency when in the twelfth house, where it often causes incarceration in an institution for the insane. The Moon in the ninth house in Capricorn, square to Uranus, here increased the evil by attracting undesirable entities to this already weakened mind, which was easily driven out of the body, giving the obsessing entities freedom to take possession of it.

To top off this most unfortunate condition the poor man, who has been in an insane asylum for some years, is slowly dying of that dread disease tuberculosis. This is shown by Jupiter in Sagittarius (Jupiter ruling the arterial blood) square to Venus (which has rule over the venous blood) in Pisces, two common signs.

No. 20A — Asthma

Male, born August 15, 1915, 2:00 P.M.

We find the fiery sign of Sagittarius on the Ascendant, and its ruler, Jupiter, at home in Pisces. This planet is at home in two signs, Sagittarius and Pisces. When planets are posited in the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th houses, their influence is much more potent, much stronger for either good or evil than elsewhere, and especially if they are in fixed signs or in their own homes. Jupiter is in its own home and in the 4th house, an angle, and rules the arterial blood. It is in square aspect to the fiery Mars, which is in the sign of the lungs, Gemini. Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, ruling the air passing through the lungs, is in conjunction with the Sun, and these two planets are in the fiery sign of Leo ruling the heart. Now what would be the physical effect of the two afflictions noted above?

It is necessary that a certain amount of air be taken into the lungs in order to supply the oxygen which is needed to give life to the blood which feeds the heart. With the ruler of Gemini, Mercury, burned up by the heat of the Sun and the capillaries of the lungs filled with the fire of the feverish and afflicted Mars, we have a congested and feverish chest, and the blood is clogged and becomes sluggish, causing spasmodic action as it passes through the aorta. The lungs become feverish and breathing laborious, causing spasms. We find Mars parallel to Saturn, which is in the sign of the stomach, Cancer, and in the 8th house, indicating poor assimilation of the food. We find the planet Venus, which rules the venous circulation, in the hot and fiery sign of Leo in opposition to the spasmodic retrograde Uranus, which is strong in its own sign Aquarius, giving uneven action to the heart.

Birth Chart No. 20A

Birth Chart No. 20A

Midheaven: Virgo 27
Sun: Leo 21:52
Saturn: Cancer 11:50
11th House: Libra 26
Moon: Libra 22:18
Uranus: Aquarius 13:22R
12th House: Scorpio 17
Mercury: Leo 23:21
Neptune: Leo 0:59
Ascendant: Sagittarius 6:08
Venus: Leo 14:16
Dragon's Head: Aquarius 17:05
2nd House: Capricorn 10
Mars: Gemini 27:40
3rd House: Aquarius 19
Jupiter: Pisces 27:20R
Dragon's Tail: Leo 17:05

This boy will suffer more or less all through life with what is commonly termed by the doctors, asthma. The first few years he suffered very much from spasms. He will also be subject to coughs and colds, which will, however, never develop into consumption as is often the case. With Mars ruling the lungs there is frequently a congested, feverish condition in the capillaries which burns up the oxygen. But here Mars is in sextile to the life-giving Sun in Leo, hence this boy will recuperate very rapidly. He will be above the average in health in spite of the many afflictions, and he will reach a ripe old age.

No. 20B: Asthma — Morphine Addiction

Male, born August 15, 1869, 9:00 A.M.

We will judge first the character of this person and for this purpose we note that there are four cardinal signs on the angles. This is a great help toward making people mentally alert and well balanced, but unfortunately here we find that Mercury, the significator of the mind is combust, and the Moon is in conjunction with Saturn. This renders the mind slow and melancholy, subject to fears, which of course never materialize. Uranus is elevated and square to Neptune, which gives a tendency toward spirit control, but we have the trine of the Sun to Neptune to minimize the danger. The native has a strong love nature as shown by the trine of Venus and Jupiter, but the conjunction of Moon and Saturn shows that the marriage partner is likely always to wet-blanket and resent advances. Mars opposition Neptune from the first to the seventh house makes it plain that there will be quarrels and trouble, all of which have an important bearing upon the sickness and its cause.

The Sun in Leo afflicted by Jupiter in Taurus shows that the arterial circulation is poor, a condition which is somewhat minimized by the trine of Jupiter and Venus, the two planets which govern the circulation. But the rhythmic motion of respiration is seriously interfered with because Uranus is in Cancer and elevated. This planet is spasmodic in its action and affects the diaphragm when placed in Cancer. Here it is, as said, highly elevated and square to Mars and Neptune, both in angles, a configuration that is very strong. The rhythmic rise and fall of the diaphragm is absolutely essential to proper and regular respiration, and as this action is interfered with to a degree by the afflictions here shown, we have the condition known as asthma.

Birth Chart No. 20B

Birth Chart No. 20B

Midheaven: Cancer 8
Sun: Leo 22:42
Saturn: Sagittarius 10:32
11th House: Leo 13
Moon: Sagittarius 5:59
Uranus: Cancer 19:52
12th House: Virgo 12
Mercury: Leo 26:12
Neptune: Aries 19:28R
Ascendant: Libra 6:33
Venus: Virgo 19:05
2nd House: Scorpio 2
Mars: Libra 16:45
3rd House: Sagittarius 3
Jupiter: Taurus 19:58

It is well known that sufferers from this disease sometimes go a very long time without sleep because of their inability to lie down. Morphine is often given to relieve their condition and give them the rest they crave with all their being. The danger of this drug cannot be overestimated in any case, but it is greater for a patient who has Jupiter in Taurus afflicted by the Sun like this one, for this always gives an inherent abnormal appetite, a tendency to go to extremes in whatever is taken by way of the mouth. Hence it is no wonder that this person has become addicted to the use of morphine.

There is hope, however, as shown by the horoscope. The Moon rules the alimentary canal and is responsible for the passage of the food through the digestive tract. She is conjunct Saturn, and naturally this results in a sluggish condition of the bowels. Uranus in Cancer operates upon the stomach in such a way as to distend it periodically. With a full colon, a distended stomach, and the diaphragm moving erratically what wonder that the heart refuses to force the vital fluid into the lungs and take it from them? Heroic methods should be taken to clear the system and keep it clear. While this will not relieve the spasmodic action of the diaphragm, it will at any rate take the pressure away from the apex of the heart and thus materially help to reduce the condition. Mars is sextile to the Sun, therefore, the heart can be strengthened. He is also sextile to Saturn showing the possibility of securing at least better action and circulation in the digestive tract.

The worst condition in this horoscope, the one most difficult to overcome, is Jupiter in Taurus square to the Sun. It has been our experience that even though it is pointed out to people that they have abnormal appetites and they acknowledge it, they usually refuse to mend their ways. As the above affliction is in fixed signs, it is exceedingly difficult to overcome. The best assistance, however, would be from the trine of Venus to Jupiter, which excites the love nature and makes the native amenable to kindness. The tender care of a woman would perhaps do more than anything else to help him overcome the habit he has formed. A healer with Aquarius rising and whose Saturn is not in Pisces would very likely have a beneficial effect in this case.

No. 20C — D — E: Asthma

The disease designated by the name of asthma is one of the most difficult to diagnose, for many are suffering from symptoms which are diagnosed by the doctors as those of asthma because of the shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing when frequently the person does not in reality have asthma. There are various kinds of this disease. For instance there is hay asthma, which comes in the fall of the year when the hay and grain are ripe. Sometimes it comes from the noxious pollen of poisonous flowers, which causes a contraction of the passages to the lungs; these when inactive fill with mucus, causing labored breathing. Then we have the heart or stomach asthma, which is often the result of irregularity of the blood flow through the valves of the heart, resulting in labored breathing and contraction of the chest and lungs. Therefore the astrologer may find the diagnosis difficult.

We will in this lesson endeavor to give a few helps showing according to the afflictions the differences in diseases which may have similar outward symptoms but the causes of which may be different.

Case 20C is that of a man born March 6, 1831, 4 P.M. The horoscope for this case is 10A. We find the disturbing Saturn in Leo, the sign ruling the heart, square to Mars in Taurus, which has rule over the throat, and opposition to Mercury, which is in the nervous sign of Aquarius. Mars is also square to Mercury and parallel to Neptune. This configuration of planets in fixed signs, would indicate spasmodic heart action, for Mercury opposition Saturn would cause contraction of the valves of the heart, thereby interfering with the excessive blood flow caused by Mars square Saturn. We also find the Sun in Pisces, a common sign, square to the Moon in Sagittarius. Common signs when afflicted interfere with the organs of respiration, giving a tendency to trouble with the lungs. This man suffered greatly with what some doctors diagnosed as asthma and others as heart trouble, and he also frequently suffered from severe colds. Astrology shows that he had valvular heart trouble and that is was not a true case of asthma. He died from an abscess of the liver. For details regarding this condition see No. 10A.

In the case of horoscope 20D, that of a man born August 25, 1867, we find Saturn in Scorpio, a fixed sign, square to Venus and Mercury in Leo, the sign ruling the heart. We again find some trouble with poor heart action; but the most disturbing affliction is found in the stomach, for the Moon and Uranus are in conjunction in the sign of Cancer, which has rule over this organ, and both are square to the inflammatory Mars, Uranus also being square to Neptune, all in cardinal signs. In this horoscope we find the seat of the trouble in the stomach, showing impulsive and unnatural habits regarding food, with a tendency to bolt the food and also excessive drinking with meals, which would cause the stomach to become distended, thereby pressing upon the heart and interfering with respiration.

Birth Chart No. 20D
Flat Chart

Birth Chart No. 20D

Midheaven: Capricorn
Sun: Virgo 1:46
Saturn: Scorpio 18:23
11th House: Aquarius
Moon: Cancer 6:36
Uranus: Cancer 11:40
12th House: Pisces
Mercury: Leo 14:14
Neptune: Aries 14:14R
Ascendant: Aries
Venus: Leo 23:22
2nd House: Taurus
Mars: Libra 9:09
3rd House: Gemini
Jupiter: Pisces 2:40R

In horoscope 20E, that of a woman born June 23, 1898, we find a very different cause, and we may diagnose this as a real case of hay asthma. Neptune is conjunction Mercury in the sign of Gemini, which has rule over the lungs. From the indications of personal appearance we should think that this young woman had Virgo rising with Gemini in Midheaven, giving Mercury as the life ruler. Neptune, being the higher octave of Mercury, has rule over the nervous system. Neptune's influence is similar to that of Saturn — constricting, astringent. When in Gemini, we may expect a disturbance in the bronchioles, especially during the summer months, as was the case with this young woman, whose trouble was caused by the inhalation of the pollen of certain grasses and flowers.

Birth Chart No. 20E
Flat Chart

Birth Chart No. 20E

Midheaven: Capricorn
Sun: Cancer 1:59
Saturn: Sagittarius 7:18R
11th House: Aquarius
Moon: Leo 19:05
Uranus: Sagittarius 0:21R
12th House: Pisces
Mercury: Gemini 23:42
Neptune: Gemini 22:38
Ascendant: Aries
Venus: Leo 4:00
2nd House: Taurus
Mars: Taurus 11:51
3rd House: Gemini
Jupiter: Libra 1:24

You will, however, find that in most cases of asthma there is impaired circulation. The blood stream is sluggish, showing an affliction to Venus or Jupiter. When the blood is impure, elimination will also be sluggish. Great care should be used in the selection of food. The patient should eat very lightly and only such foods as are easily digested but which give the proper nourishment. Especially is this true of the evening meals, for attacks of asthma invariably follow a heavy meal at night. Raw onion sandwiches eaten the last thing at night can cut the phlegm and insure a sound sleep.

No. 21A — Cancer

Female, born July 14, 1897, 4:00 P.M.

Sagittarius, a common sign, is on the Ascendant, and the life ruler, Jupiter is in the 9th house in the sign of Virgo; Jupiter is also square to the Ascendant. People with common signs on the four angles rarely make sufficient effort to surmount the obstacles of life, and when we also find the afflicting planets in these common signs, and the Sun in the watery sign of Cancer and in the 8th house, we have as in the case of this woman one who would rather be an invalid than make the effort to keep the body in health, and we can see how weak the effort will be to overcome.

First, people with the Sun and Moon in Cancer are very fond of good things to eat, and when the Moon is also trine to Venus this enhances their love for food and there is a tendency to overeat. Let us see what will be the result.

Birth Chart No. 21A

Birth Chart No. 21A

Midheaven: Virgo 22
Sun: Cancer 22:37
Saturn: Scorpio 24:17R
11th House: Libra 22
Moon: Aquarius 1:48
Uranus: Scorpio 25:10R
12th House: Scorpio 16
Mercury: Cancer 21:22
Neptune: Gemini 21:13
Ascendant: Sagittarius 4:48
Venus: Gemini 7:09
Dragon's Head: Aquarius 6:50
2nd House: Capricorn 8
Mars: Virgo 3:49
3rd House: Aquarius 15
Jupiter: Virgo 8:20

We find the planet Venus, which has rule over the venous blood, in the sign of Gemini, and in the 7th house, square to the inflammatory Mars and to Jupiter. Jupiter, which has rule over the arterial blood, is afflicted by a conjunction of Mars, hence the circulation is very much obstructed, especially as Jupiter is in the sign of Virgo, which has rule over the small intestine. When the patient eats very heartily (especially as Cancer people are very fond of starches), with the obstructed circulation and the disturbed assimilation of food in the small intestine what may we expect but that the bowels are filled with putrid matter. Fermentation set in, causing derangement of the entire circulatory system. Saturn, the obstructor, in conjunction with Uranus in the sign of Scorpio, which has rule over the rectum, and in the 12th house, the house of self-undoing, also the house of hidden things, is an indication that the young woman had formed secret habits which caused much irritation to the organs of elimination and which had their result in causing cancer of the rectum.

She was ailing for a long time with dreadful pains across the lower bowels and at the lower end of the spinal column. The question may be asked, Is there not a cure for this dread disease of cancer? Yes, when in its first stages, it may be cured by eliminating all food for a few days, drinking only pure, distilled water flavored with lemon juice, and giving the bowels a thorough cleansing with high enemas. Then start with the mono-diet, continuing this for three weeks if the patient is able to stand it, but not to exceed three weeks. The patient should eat nothing but carrots. This vegetable may be prepared in various ways to make it palatable, grinding it and drinking the juice, baking or steaming it or making it into salads flavored with a little olive oil and lemon. The carrot has a pronounced healing effect, especially when used as a poultice, and it has a wonderful healing power for ulcer and cancerous growths.

No. 21B — Cancer

Male, born December 14, 1857. Place and hour of birth unknown, but from personal appearance and traits of character we have placed Sagittarius on the Ascendant. Planets' positions for noon, G.M.T.

The doctors had told this man that he had cancer, and nothing could shake his belief that he would some day pass out with the dread disease. He kept up his letters to the Healing Department regularly for several months, but they were always filled with doubt of our methods and discouragement regarding the future. He also rebelled at the restrictions in diet, claiming that he was too weak and sick to live without his daily beefsteak and fried potatoes.

Later through the instrumentality of his son, who was working in our office as stenographer, this man with his wife rented a cottage on a tract which adjoined the Headquarters grounds. In order to make it possible for his father to partake of the health diet served in our dining hall, the son applied for a job as gardener for his father.

The first few weeks this poor man was a great trial to the cook. When he failed to get what he demanded, he left the table hungry. This lasted for a few days until hunger forced him to eat what was served. His demands were for two eggs fried in butter, a large bowl of soft, boiled mush with several teaspoons of sugar and plenty of cream, fried potatoes, white bread, and two or three cups of strong, black coffee with several teaspoons of sugar in each. The sugar bowl was emptied at each meal. He greatly tried the patience of both Mr. Heindel and myself. But the young son, who had supported his father for a number of years was desperately anxious to help us to help the latter. After a few weeks the patient adjusted himself, and immediately his health began to improve. The eruptions on his face and his breast began slowly to disappear, and his general health and strength began to return.

Birth Chart No. 21B

Birth Chart No. 21B

Midheaven: Virgo 27
Sun: Sagittarius 22:31
Saturn: Cancer 27:14R
11th House: Libra 26
Moon: Sagittarius 1:11
Uranus: Taurus 26:16R
12th House: Scorpio 19
Mercury: Capricorn 6:16
Neptune: Pisces 19:56
Ascendant: Sagittarius 8:45
Venus: Sagittarius 4:17
Dragon's Head: Pisces 22:26
2nd House: Capricorn 11
Mars: Libra 16:22
3rd House: Aquarius 25
Jupiter: Taurus 6:25R
Dragon's Tail: Virgo 22:26

During the day it was observed that he was constantly eating candy; his pockets were filled with this sweet. Before coming to Headquarters he would eat one to two pounds of candy every day, and thought it necessary to do so to keep up his strength.

We note the conjunction of the Moon and Venus just above the Ascendant in the negative sign of Sagittarius. The Moon and Venus conjoined, no matter where they may be in the horoscope, give a desire for sweets, pastry, etc.

In this case we find Saturn posited in the sign of the stomach, Cancer, and retrograde. This man had for years filled his body with an excess of starch, protein, and sugar. With his afflicted progressed Saturn in Cancer he was not able to extract the vitamins from his food, and he was in the habit of overeating and of bolting it. Naturally the body stores up excess amount of food taken. His stomach refused to digest such quantities of food, or rather was too weak and lacking in the juices necessary in digestion. There was also a large amount of waste matter which the organs of elimination were unable to throw off. Mars has rule over the rectum, being the ruler of Scorpio which governs this organ. With Mars afflicted by the obstructive progressed Saturn we might expect that the man would suffer from constipation.

With all this ash stored up in the body can we wonder that the system has to find some means of throwing out this poison? The result was that the skin of the nose, throat, face and breast (Mars ruling Aries the face, Scorpio the bridge of the nose, and Saturn in Cancer the breast) was used as a dumping ground for the body waste. After eight months of a vegetarian diet this man moved back to the city with not a trace of cancer on his body; all sores had entirely healed. Mars sextile to the life-giving Sun brought vitality. Wherever a good aspect between these two planets is found, there is great hope of overcoming disease.

Saturn in Cancer in the eighth house, the house of death, will eventually be the case of the native's demise, together with the Moon and Venus in a common sign and in the house of self-undoing. In time his desire for sweets and rich food will probably lead to excesses which will be the cause of his death.

Rosicrucian Healing
How The Rosicrucians Heal The Sick

The Rosicrucian work of healing is carried on by the Elder Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order through a band of Invisible Helpers whom they are instructing.

The work is conducted according to the commands of Christ Jesus, namely, "Preach the gospel and heal the sick."

The Elder Brothers

These are high spiritual beings through whom the Christ Spirit is working for the benefit of humanity.

The Invisible Helpers

The Invisible Helpers are those who live a worthy life of helpfulness during the daytime while in their physical bodies, and whose evolutionary development is such as to earn the privilege of being helpful through the instrumentality of the Elder Brothers at night while functioning in their etheric bodies, as indicated in the words of the Rosicrucian Evening Service: "Tonight while our physical bodies are peacefully resting in sleep, may we as Invisible Helpers be found faithfully working in the vineyard of Christ." These Invisible Helpers are gathered together in bands according to their temperaments and their abilities. They are under the instruction of other Helpers who are physicians, and all of them work under the guidance of the Elder Brothers, who naturally are the moving spirits of the whole work.

Not infrequently patients are aware of the presence of the Invisible Helpers.

Right Living Necessary For A Cure

The Invisible Helpers never refuse to answer an appeal for help, but in order to respond to the Divine Healing Force patients must adopt the gospel of right living; they should observe a pure meatless diet; they must fill their living and sleeping rooms with pure air, their minds with pure thoughts and their daily lives with pure actions. The Divine Healing Force is pure; if you ask for it in order to be relieved of your ailments, you must be willing to conform to the natural laws of purity. Pure air, pure food, pure thinking and pure living! If you ignore these great health giving factors you may have called in vain upon the Divine Healing Force.

Healing Force

The healing force comes from God, our Heavenly Father, the Great Physician of the universe; it is latent everywhere; by prayer and concentration it is liberated and directed to the sufferer; it manifested through the Master, Christ Jesus; it goes forth from the weekly healing meetings. Through the workings of this supreme force the Invisible Helpers raise the vibrations of the patient to a higher rate, thus enabling him, first, to eliminate the disease poison from the system, and second, to rebuild every blood corpuscle, fiber, tissue, and organ until the whole body is made new. This is done, not in a miraculous manner but in accordance with nature's laws. If the patient continues to break these laws and by a wrong mode of living to accumulate poisonous substances in the system, he frustrates the healing work.

Cause Of Disease

The wonderful organism called the human body is governed by immutable natural laws. All disease results from willful or ignorant violation of nature's laws. People are ill because in this earth life or in a previous one they have disregarded the fundamental principles on which the health of the body depends. If they wish to regain and to retain their health, they must learn to understand these principles and to regulate their daily habits in conformity with them.

This is what the Master Healer, Christ Jesus, meant when he said to the man who was a cripple: "Thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." (John 5-14.) Even the Christ could not give lasting health unless the recipient of the healing force refrained from indulging wrong habits which cause disease, and lived in obedience to the God-given laws that rule man's body as well as his relations to his fellow creatures.

The Right To Health

Some people "demand" perfect health and claim they have a right to it. They forget that either in this or a former life some have forfeited their God-given right through disobedience to nature's laws, which are God's laws. Through suffering they have to learn obedience. When they have mastered their lesson and are willing to "sin no more," their right to health will be restored to them.

Violations Of The Laws Of Health

The Divine Healing Force is constructive; wrong methods of living which disregard the laws of nature are destructive. The omissions and transgressions responsible for wrong living and consequently for disease are many; the following are the principal ones: Unnatural food; too much food; ill-proportioned food; lack of fresh air and sunshine; lack of cleanliness; lack of exercise; lack of rest and sleep; lack of self-control; sleeping in unventilated rooms; harboring thoughts of anger, hatred, and resentment; yielding to a hasty temper; gratifying low desires; harming fellow creatures whether human or animal; abusing the sacred generative function.

Since all the organs and functions of the body are interdependent, the abuse and consequent affliction of one part hurts all the others, furthers the accumulation of disease poison throughout the system, and lowers the vitality of the whole. The local symptoms are only evidence of the whole body being at fault. Therefore, all true healing, in order to achieve lasting results, is directed not to the suppression of symptoms but to the removal of the cause that made the symptoms appear.

Spiritual Healing

Spiritual healing operates on the higher planes of being but is effected in strict adherence to natural laws which prevail below as above; consequently all natural therapeutics applied on the physical plan are in harmony with the work of the Invisible Helpers on the higher planes.

Right Food Is Natural Medicine

As the body is built up of the physical substances introduced into the blood by the daily food, right food is the natural medicine which the patient must take in order to cooperate with the Invisible Helpers in their task of reconstructing his system.

Effluvia Transmitted In Weekly Report

Before the Invisible Helpers can work with the patient they must have effluvia from his vital body, which is the etheric counterpart of the physical body and the operating sphere of the vital forces. The effluvia are obtained by having the patient write every week a letter consisting of a few words or a few lines with pen and ink. This is important as a pen charged with fluid is a greater conductor of magnetism than a dry pencil. The ether which thus impregnates the paper upon which the patient writes week by week gives an indication of his condition at that particular time and furnishes an entrance key to his system. It is something which he has given voluntarily and for the express purpose of furnishing access for the invisible helpers. Unless the patient does his part in this respect, the Invisible Helpers are unable to do anything for him; so it may be seen that it is of the utmost importance to keep up the weekly letters.

Time Required For Cure

Instantaneous cures are frequent where the Invisible Helpers are called upon to assist in cases of acute disease. In the case of a chronic ailment which is of long standing and has taken years to develop, a certain amount of relief may be experienced immediately; complete recovery, however, which is equivalent to a renewal of the whole system, can usually be achieved only in gradual stages. As said before, the healing work of the Invisible Helpers is not suppression of symptoms but reconstruction of the whole system, and in order to be accomplished it requires time as well as the patient's faithful and constant cooperation along the lines indicated above.

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