A Guide To Healing
Augusta Foss Heindel
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Female, born April 24, 1862, midnight.
The Ascendant in this chart is
occupied by the Saturnine sign of Capricorn, with Saturn, the ruler, intercepted
in the 8th house. When we find the life ruler so weakly situated and afflicted,
we may look for a person who is very likely to become a victim of circumstances,
instead of being victor; one who will allow the planets to rule her instead of
her ruling the planets. Where Saturn is afflicted in the house of limitations,
the native is very gloomy and always looks at the dark side of life, and if he
suffers physically, he is very apt, like the Virgoans, to give in to the
disease. Wherever Saturn, the plant of obstruction, is posited in the
horoscopes, we may look for trouble. In this case we find him in the sign of
Virgo, ruling the small intestines, and in conjunction with the planet Jupiter,
which rules the arterial circulation. Jupiter also has rule over the adrenals.
The secretion of these glands is necessary to give tone to the blood, and when
restricted by Saturn we may expect that the arterial blood will be disturbed.
Birth Chart No. 11A
But we do not judge by Saturn and his
influence alone. We find the planet Venus, ruling the venous blood, in
conjunction with the moon, which has rule over the synovial fluids, the
lubricants of the body. Venus and the moon are in opposition to Jupiter and
Saturn. What would be the effect upon the body of the afflictions of the above
four plants? Due to the restricting influence of Saturn we may expect trouble
with the arterial circulation. With the venous blood also restricted there is no
freedom to the blood flow, and the effect is the same as that of a stagnant
stream of water which becomes muddy and full of poisonous weeds. We may expect
the blood to become polluted and stagnant.
We extract a certain amount of minerals from
our food, which while we are children can all be utilized to build bone; but
after we have reached our full stature and the body can use little of this
mineral matter for its growth, if taken in excess it then deposits in the joints
and blood stream, clinging to the surface of the little blood vessels in the
same manner that it does on the inside of a teakettle. If the circulation is
good and the blood has freedom to flow through the arteries and veins in a
natural manner, this deposit is very slight; but in old age or when circulation
is impaired, this mineral is deposited in the blood and causes what is commonly
known as sclerosis or hardening of the arteries. In this case the walls of the
blood vessels are covered with a deposit of hard mineral substance, consequently
the blood flow is impeded; the muscles and joints become stiff and sore, and
gradually as this condition becomes chronic the person loses the use of arms and
limbs and chronic invalidism is the result.
In this horoscope we find both Jupiter and
Saturn posited in Virgo, ruling the small intestine. This small tube, although
it is between 20 and 25 feet in length, is coiled in a small space in the
abdominal region. It is lined with mucous membrane and small tongue-like vessels
that assist in digesting and absorbing the food elements, afterwards
distributing various minerals extracted from the food into the white and red
fluids of the body. If the mucous membrane and these villi of the intestines are
obstructed by Saturn, as in the case of this woman whose moon is also opposed by
this afflicter, then the secretion of lymph and chyle, the white fluids of the
body, is obstructed, and in addition, the blood receives little nourishment.
The woman suffers greatly from palpitation of
the heart, headaches, high blood pressure, and a constant pain in back and
limbs. When the blood has become sluggish and filled with ash it stands to
reason that the heart must suffer, for when through undue excitement or anger an
excess of blood is drawn to the heart and the clogged condition of the blood
vessels prevents it from freely leaving this central station, palpitation, high
blood pressure, rush of blood to the head, and various other afflictions
Now, what can we give as a remedy for such a
condition? First of all we would advise a simple and very light diet with very
little starch, less sugar, but more of raw onion, lettuce, spinach, etc. Always
keep the bowels free, and give the body a dry rub with a pair of bath mitts each
morning on arising and at night before going to bed. Unfortunately, a woman with
the sun aspected, as in this case, except by a semi-sextile to Neptune, and with
afflicting planets in Virgo and Pisces will not make the effort to get well. It
is so much less trouble to drift into invalidism.
Female, born April 9, 1851, 1:58 A.M.
We first judge as usual the
mentality of our patient. Aries, the sign of the head, has more planets than any
other, and two of these are malefics. Even if this were all it would be
unfortunate and an indication of unfavorable characteristics, but the affliction
of Saturn in Aries to the sun, moon, Mercury, Uranus, and Jupiter tell us this
is a subtle and untrustworthy person, who is sadly indifferent to moral
obligations of truth and justice. Nor is it to be wondered at that such
pronounced mental characteristics should produce a marked effect upon the bodily
functions, especially as the afflictions are all from cardinal signs.
Saturn, the planet of obstruction, makes the
native subtle and cautious mentally by his conjunction with Mercury and square
to the moon, and also protects her from being "found out." This same
configuration obstructs the flow of nerve force, and thus causes a clogging of
both the voluntary and sympathetic nervous systems, which are ruled by Mercury
and the moon
Birth Chart No. 11B
respectively. Saturn's principal field of activity will
be found in the pneumogastric nerve, which is normally saturnine and suppressive
in its action upon the heart, stomach, and other vital organs. The conjunction
of Saturn with the sun is aggravated by the fact that they are in parallel,
situated in the first cardinal sign, Aries, ruling the head, square to the moon
in the second cardinal sign, Cancer, which rules the stomach, and in opposition
to Jupiter in the third cardinal sign, Libra, which rules the kidneys. Were it
not for the trine of Mars to the moon and the placement of the sun in its
exaltation sign, Aries, it would be difficult for life to be sustained in this
severely afflicted nativity.
This person is afflicted with sluggish
circulation, indigestion, and nervous constipation on account of the planetary
afflictions mentioned, still this is far from the worst trouble. The conjunction
of the planets in Aries, the head, and their opposition to Jupiter, which rules
the arterial circulation, show plainly how the nerves and blood vessels are
clogged in that most important part of the body, the head. As a consequence
there is a dearth of material with which to build up the various organs, and an
accumulation of waste. We all know that a bad stomach reacts on the eyes, and
when we consider the effect of the sun and Saturn in Aries square to the moon in
Cancer, we see that it is small wonder that both eyes are afflicted with the
saturnine obstruction known as cataract.
A Taurus healer would be best fitted to
handle this case, and it should be made very, very plain to the patient that
frankness and strict adherence to truth are an absolute necessity for recovery.
Even if resented at first, a kindly statement of the fact of the opposite fault
and its effects will probably bring a change. A religious attitude of mind will
loosen the tension of nerves, allowing the bodily functions greater freedom.
Uncooked food should be given in as large a measure as the patient will allow,
for its ether is necessary to build up the nerves. Onions are prime builders,
and pineapple is unrivaled as a digestive stimulant. But in this case physical
factors, though of vital importance, pale into insignificance in comparison with
the benefit that will be derived from a proper appreciation of the moral factors
that have caused the disease, and a realization of the imperative necessity of
altering the trend of mind before any permanent relief can be experienced. Nor
should the healer despair and feel that this is a case analogous to that of the
leopard changing its spots, for the afflictions are from cardinal signs and
therefore movable. It requires thought and energy to plan how to deceive
successfully, and this energy if turned to good, will be a factor of equal power
in bringing the light of truth into the patient's life and letting it shine for
(The above was the diagnosis of this case in
1915. The outcome in 1919 is given in 2BX, page 94--EDITOR.)
Female, born January 17, 1875, 7:00 A.M.
This woman has the Saturnian sign
of Capricorn on the Ascendant, with the life ruler, Saturn, in Aquarius where
this planet is at home and most powerful. Being in the first house, in an angle,
and in a fixed sign we may look to Saturn as having the most powerful influence
on the life as well as the health of the native.
We find that the obstructing Saturn is in
square aspect to the inflammatory Mars. This last named plant is on the cusp of
the Midheaven and also in an angle; it is in its own sign of Scorpio where it is
powerful. Mars is square to the spasmodic Uranus, which is in the sign of its
fall, the fixed sign of Leo, and also angular in the seventh house.
Consequently, these three malefics so powerfully situated in fixed signs and in
the angles will be very difficult to overcome.
Mars in the Midheaven will dominate the
actions of this woman, and it being square to the restless Uranus will incline
toward excessive social activity. With the Capricorn egotism enhanced by the sun
and Mercury in the first house in Capricorn, square to Jupiter and Neptune, the
native would aspire to shine in society. Especially would this be true with
Venus in the active sign of Sagittarius and in the eleventh house, ruling
friends. With Venus sextile to Saturn she would aim to lead in games and social
affairs, into which she would enter with all the impulse of the Mars-Uranus
Capricorn people are not very robust, and
with the sun and Mercury on the Ascendant in Capricorn afflicted by the square
of Jupiter and Neptune, both
Birth Chart No. 11D
of these last named planets being in martial signs,
giving impulse, the native would be very apt to dissipate her strength, the
result being a physical break in the weakest part. The greatest afflictions in
this horoscope are found in the region of the knees, Capricorn, and the lower
limbs, Aquarius, causing enlargement of the veins. Varices are caused by
interferences in the Venus circulation resulting from overtaxing the muscles or
nerves of certain parts of the body.
Venus being the best aspected planet and
free from afflictions in the sign of sports, Sagittarius, in the eleventh house,
friends, trine to Uranus and sextile to Saturn, and Mars, being prominent in the
Midheaven, indicate that the patient was an enthusiast in games; also in the
entertainment of friends, for the moon is well aspected by the sun and Mercury
and is in the Venus sign of Taurus in the 4th house, indicating the home, where
the native would be lavish in her entertainments. The consequent exertion would
put a heavy strain upon the heart. Uranus in Leo, square to Mars, and opposition
Saturn indicates organic heart trouble, and causes a spasmodic gushing of blood
through the aorta. Interference with the natural flow of blood through the heart
will cause a disturbance in the veins in other afflicted parts of the body, as
in this case where we find enlarged veins in the lower limbs.
This woman called upon our Healing
Department for help in September, 1920, while under the care of the doctors in a
hospital, after having had a second operation for varicose veins. At that time
the progressed Venus had reached a conjunction with the radical sun, and the
progressed moon was also in that part of the horoscope. The transiting sun,
Mercury, and Saturn were in conjunction in Virgo, the sign of health. The
transiting Saturn was square to the radical Venus, which brought on the last
attack and was responsible for her submitting to the operation.
Ordinary cases of varicose veins may be
relieved and even cured by bandages, and by a removal of strain so that the
circulation of the blood may become more normal. When the knife is used,
however, as in this case, healing is interfered with.
Female, born April 13th, 1862.
This horoscope is minus the hour of
birth, but as the given time of birth is frequently unreliable on account of the
difference in time and clocks, unless we have some data by which we can correct
the horoscope, we are nearly as safe in using a flat figure--diagnosing from the
planets and signs only. A very safe diagnosis may be arrived at by this method.
Only when it is necessary to watch for the crisis in order to help the patient
pass through a critical period is it necessary that we have the hour of birth.
This is then required in order to observe the progressed moon and the aspects of
the transiting planets.
We here find Saturn, the malefic,
conjunction Jupiter in the sign of Virgo. Virgo is the natural sixth house sign
and therefore rules health and sickness to a very great extent. We find that
people who are ruled largely by Virgo are prone to think much of their health
and often become hypochondriacs. When several planets are found in this sign, we
may trace the cause of disease to this part of the horoscope. The small
intestine is the organ of distribution of the nutriment, where much of the food
must go to be distributed to the various parts of the body through the blood.
The intestines are to the body what the commissary department is to the army.
Therefore Virgo necessarily is a most vital part of the horoscope.
Jupiter is the planet ruling the arterial
circulation and the glycogen of the liver, and Saturn has rule over the gall
bladder and the pneumogastric
Birth Chart No. 11E
nerve, the most important of all nerves, which sends its
branches to the three most important parts of the body, namely the heart,
stomach, and lungs. Here they affect the distribution and digestion of the food
in the small intestine due to the sluggishness of the gall bladder in furnishing
the needed amount of bile and through impaired peristalsis. As a consequence the
tiny blood vessels which are distributed over the inner intestinal surface are
robbed of their nutriment, and the blood stream becomes deficient and sluggish
Especially is this true since we also find
Venus, which rules the venous blood, afflicted by a square of Uranus, these
planets being in the common signs of Pisces and Gemini. Uranus is also squaring
Saturn and Jupiter. This will interfere with the oxygenation of the blood as it
passes through the capillaries of the lungs.
Before middle life these afflictions may
express themselves through colds, pneumonia, and painful menstruation. But after
middle life when the body begins to feel the strain of years, these afflictions
will cause anemia, arterio-sclerosis, and high blood pressure. The patient
suffered from the latter three diseases, and at the age of sixty was threatened
with paralysis of the right side. She also had a dizzy, reeling feeling in the
A healer should advise such a patient
against stimulants such as coffee, tea, etc. Stimulation by friction of the skin
would be of great benefit, using a pair of bath gloves night and morning and
rubbing the body until it glows. Keep the mind free from excitement and worry,
adopt a light and carefully selected vegetarian diet, and drink plenty of pure
water between meals.
Female, born Aug. 12, 1886, 5:00 A.M.
We are using this chart to impress
upon the mind of the student the great necessity of advising patients as to the
proper diet. Ninety per cent of those who are suffering and broken down in
health are ill, not on account of the lack of food but because of wrong
combinations or too much food.
This young woman has the fixed sign of Leo
on the Ascendant, and the sun, the ruler, on the cusp of the first house. We
find the obstructive Saturn in his detriment in the sign of Cancer, which rules
the stomach. Venus, the planet ruling the venous circulation, is in conjunction
with Saturn and in opposition to the negative moon, which is in its detriment in
the Saturnian sign of Capricorn. Since Saturn and the moon are both in their
detriment and in mutual reception, the power for evil of these two planets is
greatly increased. The opposition occurs from the sixth house, that of sickness,
to the twelfth house, that of hospitals, confinement, and self-undoing. We can
well see how this poor soul has been responsible for her complete breakdown. She
has for years been an invalid in bed, not able to use her limbs. The doctors
have stated her disease to be arteriosclerosis.
We find that Jupiter, ruling the arterial
circulation, is afflicted by the conjunction of Uranus in Libra, and that Venus,
ruling the venous circulation is square to Mars, these two latter planets being
respectively in the sign of the kidneys and the stomach. Mars is also square to
the moon in the house of sickness, the sixth. With this planetary afflictions to
Birth Chart No. 11F
stomach there is a tendency to overeat. The opposition of
Venus and the moon gives a great desire for liquids and sweets, and Saturn gives
an abnormal desire for unnatural foods and an excess of pastries, starches, etc.
This patient's body was like a stove that is filled with paper: when the paper
is burned it makes a terrific heat, but the heat is not lasting, and the stove
is quickly filled with ashes.
With Saturn in Cancer, there is a lack of
gastric juice in the stomach. Leo is rising and the sun and Mercury are on the
Ascendant in sextile to Mars. These positions give an unusual amount of energy
but also the tendency to dissipate it. When the body has become worn out and
tired, the stomach cannot digest the food; then if too much food is partaken of,
decomposition takes place, especially if the meal is made up of inharmonious
food elements. In the present case the poor weak stomach has been stuffed to
overflowing with food, and then cold water or hot tea with sugar has been poured
in after it. What was the result? Fermentation took place and the food turned to
poison instead of nourishing the body. This poor young woman at the age of
twenty-four was an invalid. Her body was filled with ash, and with both the
venous and arterial circulation impaired the blood could not remain pure. She
dissipated her energy, could not use moderation. She went to excess in food,
play, and mental work, and the result was that the body could not throw out the
ash accumulated from the excessive and ill-balanced food.
If she had come in contact with a doctor who
would have placed her on a rational and carefully chosen diet and who would not
have given her poisonous narcotics, she could have been saved much suffering.
Man often starves in the midst of plenty, overloading his stomach while the body
is really starving from non-assimilation, as was the case with this young woman.
She lived to satisfy her appetite, but did not give her body blood-making food.
Her joints became stiff, her body ached, and in a few years she became a
confirmed invalid and is now confined in a hospital. If she were taken to a
hospital where scientific dietary treatment is given, she could yet become a
When we meet such poor unfortunate ones, it
behooves us who aspire to become helpers and healers of humanity to use our
efforts to guide them in the right direction.
Male, born August 14, 1912, 1:30 P.M.
We are using here the horoscope of
a young man with the martial sign of Scorpio on the Ascendant, and with the life
ruler, Mars, in the 10th house, sextile to the Ascendant and in conjunction with
the watery moon. Where we find the close conjunction of a hot and inflammatory
planet with a cold and watery one as in this case, and especially in the sign of
Virgo, which is the natural sixth house sign governing sickness, we may expect
that it is a starting point of illness, for fire and water create steam.
Virgo is the sign which has rule over the
small intestine, the intestines being among the principal organs for the
digestion, assimilation, and distribution of the food. The inflammatory Mars in
this sign causes inflammation of the intestines. As Mars is in conjunction with
the moon, the latter having rule over the lymphatics, we may expect that the
lymphatic vessels and glands will be disturbed in their functions. They are
carriers between the cells of the body and the blood. Not only do they carry
some of the nutriment of the food to the blood, but they also act as cleansers,
taking up a part of the waste matter and carrying it where it may be eliminated
from the body through the excretory organs. When the moon is afflicted by the
inflammatory Mars in Virgo, we may expect the lymphatics to be inflamed and not
able to function so as to help the blood in its work. The moon has rule over the
chyle, or white fluid which has been extracted from the food through the villi
of the small intestine. This intermingles with the lymph and passes on into the
circulation. These white fluids,
Birth Chart No. 11G
which are so necessary in the work of feeding the blood,
are obstructed in the case of this boy.
We have still another affliction which
interferes with the purification of the blood stream. Saturn the obstructer is
in the sign of Gemini. Gemini has rule over the lungs. Saturn is in opposition
to the planet Jupiter, ruling the arterial circulation, and square to Venus,
which has rule over the venous blood. The lungs are the bellows of the body.
Into the tiny capillaries of these organs the pure air passes and the blood is
thus oxygenated and aerated. The pure oxygen is drawn into the air cells of the
lungs, the poisonous carbon-dioxide is exhaled, and thus the body is freed from
a large portion of its poisons. Whenever we find Saturn in the sign of Gemini,
especially if this planet is afflicted by both Jupiter and Venus, we may expect
the blood to be unhealthy and impure for Saturn, the obstructer, is stationed at
the door of the respiratory system, partially shutting out the air from without
and also partially keeping the carbon- dioxide within the body.
With these planetary afflictions we may look
from a health point of view for impure and anemic blood; also a tendency to
intestinal inflammation which will interfere with the proper assimilation and
distribution of the food. This boy at the age of eight years suffered from
blotches and eruptions of the skin. As the moon has rule over the synovial
fluid, we may see how the conjunction of Mars with the moon caused rheumatism
and fallen arches, an indication that Mars burned up the oils which were
necessary to keep the joints of his legs and feet in order.
What a pity that the parents were not
familiar with the science of astrology! If they had been, they would have known
of these planetary afflictions and by a careful diet, plenty of fresh air, and
training in deep breathing this boy could have been saved from much suffering.
From all indications tuberculosis of the lungs may set in should he neglect his
health by exposure to cold, for with Saturn afflicted by both Venus and Jupiter
from common signs, he has naturally developed a habit of shallow breathing,
which will tend to induce lung trouble.
We will use two horoscopes in order
to show how planets placed in different signs will bring about the same
symptoms, the real causes of the disease being different.
The native, a woman, was born on March 16,
1865, no hour given. We find the fiery, discordant Mars conjunction the restless
Uranus in the nervous sign of Gemini (the arms and shoulders), and square to the
life- giving sun and Mercury, which are in conjunction in the watery sign of
Pisces. Mars and Uranus are also in opposition to Jupiter, which rules the
arterial blood, and Jupiter is square to the sun and Mercury.
This patient has always had some trouble
with obstructed circulation, especially in the arms and legs. Afflictions often
work in squares and oppositions. Illustrating this we find the assimilation in
the small intestine much impaired. Venus, the planet ruling the venous
circulation, is in opposition to the moon, which we find in the martial sign of
Scorpio, ruling elimination, the anus, urethra, and the generative organs.
Saturn, the planet of obstruction, is found in Libra, the kidneys, and being
placed in the last degree of this sign he obstructs elimination through the
ureters, the small ducts carrying the urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
With all the many obstructions in the
elimination of waste matter and the impaired assimilation of food do we wonder
that when this woman reached the
Birth Chart No. 11H
age of menopause the body suffered and the blood became
so sluggish and impure that rheumatism was the result? Her body was stiff, she
found it almost impossible to move about, and she suffered especially with the
arms and shoulders.
NO. 11 I.
The native, a man, was born December 6,
1870, about 7:30 P.M. There are four planets in the sign Sagittarius in the 5th
house, ruling pleasures and
Birth Chart No. 11I
appetites. The sun, ruler of the Ascendant, and Venus the
ruler of the house of friends, are in conjunction and square to the impulsive
and discordant Mars, showing that this man is fond of a good time. His love for
wine and women has been his undoing. He has indulged the appetites, and he is
surely paying the price of such living.
Jupiter in the nervous sign of Gemini
afflicted by the opposition of the obstructing Saturn and nervous Mercury, also
square to the inflammatory Mars in the sign of Virgo, the small intestine, are
indications similar to those in horoscope 11H. This man suffered from numbness
in the arms and hands. The great strain put upon his system and the abuse of the
poor stomach caused neuritis, as both the venous and arterial circulations are
afflicted from the signs ruling the nervous system.
The instruction given to both these patients
would be very similar, namely a simple vegetarian diet, elimination of meat,
alcoholic drinks, and highly seasoned foods, using plentifully green, raw
vegetables, especially lettuce and onions. The onion is a wonderful nerve tonic
and body scavenger. If taken at night in the form of a sandwich when the stomach
is empty it will purify the kidneys and liver and build up the nervous system. A
good brisk massage with a pair of bath gloves night and morning to keep the
pores of the skin open and stimulate the circulation is recommended. In case 11H
the bowels and kidneys should be kept free from clogging, and food should be
taken that works directly upon the liver and kidneys.
Male, born September 11, 1885, at 1:00 A.M.
The writer feels that horoscopes
12A and 12B, those of two brothers, will give students a most helpful lesson in
the diagnosing of disease, and show that though the underlying causes and the
outward appearances of both cases are of a similar nature, still these cases are
entirely different when scientifically diagnosed.
In both cases the relatives called upon
Headquarters for healing of the dread disease with which these brothers were
In horoscope 12A we find the watery sign of
Cancer on the Ascendant, with the obstructive Saturn near the cusp and square to
Uranus in Libra. Here we have two planets which both by position and aspect
indicate eruptive blood disease, and show the two stations where the poison is
generated, namely, Cancer, the stomach, and Libra, the kidneys.
Saturn in Cancer interferes with the
peristaltic action which is so necessary in the churning and the breaking up of
food in the stomach. Saturn has a tendency also to dry up the body fluids, and
when in Cancer, which is
Birth Chart No. 12A
the sign of its fall, this planet is weak and therefore
most evil. Uranus is the higher octave of Venus, and as Venus rules the moral
nature on the lower planes, so does Uranus rule or balance the morals on the
higher planes. Uranus in the Venus sign of Libra afflicted by a square of Saturn
would indicate that a lack of moral balance was largely responsible for the
physical ailment of the patient.
Uranus has rule over the pituitary body or
hypophysis. This little organ, which is so wonderfully protected in a
cradle-like bone within the brain, consists of two small lobes, the anterior and
posterior. The anterior lobe has rule over the sex or creative force and over
nerve fiber, while the posterior lobe contributes to and controls the
circulation of the fluids of the body, especially the renal circulation.
With Uranus is Libra, which has rule over
the kidneys, square to the obstructive Saturn and both in cardinal signs, also
with the impulsive-cardinal signs on all the angles, we may expect excesses.
With Mars, the planet of dynamic energy and impulse, in the first house in
Cancer, square to the planets of pleasure and self-indulgence, Venus and the
Moon, (Venus being strongly situated in its own sign of Libra and the moon being
the ruler of the Ascendant, square to its own house,) we may conclude that this
man through his excessive desires indulged in sensual pleasure to such an extent
that the functions of the pituitary body became impaired. As the pituitary body
regulates the assimilation of food, and as Saturn and Mars are afflicted in the
sign of the stomach, (Saturn in Cancer gives abnormal tastes and appetites, and
Mars in Cancer indicates a gourmand) we may expect that this man would be apt to
make a cesspool of his body.
With Venus and the moon in conjunction and
square to Mars in Cancer on the Ascendant, and with Saturn on the cusp of the
Ascendant, we may expect this person to be very untidy and careless. He is one
who would neglect cleanliness of the body and of his surroundings, also the
elimination of toxic poisons through the colon, kidneys, and skin. This would in
time fill the body with poisons which would ultimately cause eruption.
The skin would become dry and dead, for the
pituitary body with the assistance of the thyroid gland feeds the skin. When
these glands are tired and depleted by sensual excesses, the conditions of the
skin as well as the general circulation of the body are impaired, dulling the
mentality and causing the slowing up of energies of mind and body. In this case
the result was leprosy.
This dread disease first made its appearance
after the Flood, when vegetation was scarce and Noah and his family were forced
to revert to the use of meat for food. This together with excesses and
degeneracy relating to the generative function was responsible for this disease
being of such common occurrence among the ancient Israelites and Egyptians. This
ailment was classed as unclean, and those afflicted with it were ostracized and
excluded from the church.
Truly it is a disease caused by unsanitary
and unclean habits of living, and only those who, as in the case of this man,
are gluttonous and careless in their personal habits are afflicted with it. We
will use horoscope 12B to illustrate another phase of this disease.
Male, born March 19, 1896, at 7:50 P.M.
During the ancient Israelitic times the Jews
looked upon leprosy as a peculiar disease sent to man by God. It was recognized
as a mark of the displeasure of God for some great sin committed, and it was
considered a dreadful moral disease. The afflicted ones were separated from
others by the priests, who used ceremonies of purification for the healing of
those who had this unclean disorder.
We see in this horoscope indications of
moral depravity and uncleanliness: We find Saturn retrograde in Scorpio, the
sign which rules the secret parts, the generative organs. Saturn is square to
Mars, which is in Aquarius, the home of Saturn. Uranus is also retrograde and in
the sign of Scorpio. These three planets, Saturn, Uranus, and Mars, are in
mutual reception, that is, Mars is in a Saturn sign and Saturn and Uranus are in
a Martian sign. Uranus is parallel to Mars and opposition the moon, both Uranus
and the moon being in their exaltation signs and in angles and fixed signs.
These planets are thus strong both by position and sign; therefore they are also
most powerful in their afflictions. When Saturn afflicts Mars from Scorpio and
Uranus afflicts Mars and the moon from this sign of sex, we may at once diagnose
the case as venereal disease, but it was of such a malignant nature that it was
believed to be leprosy, for all outward symptoms indicated leprosy.
Certain forms of venereal disease go hand in
hand with the dread disease
Birth Chart No. 12B
of leprosy; when the blood stream is poisoned, the
glandular system is also affected, which in turn interferes with the metabolism
of the entire body.
The Jews in olden times used no medicine to
cure this unclean disease. They claimed that it withered all desire for grace
and spiritual life; therefore the only cure was prayer and spiritual
In Matthew, 8th chapter, we find: "When
he (Christ) was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And,
behold, there came a leper and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou
canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand and touched him, saying, I
will; be thou clean. An immediately his leprosy was cleansed."
Female, born August 22, 1899, 1:30 P.M.
Paralysis of the limbs and arms is
the affliction of this young woman. We note first that this condition is
indicated by the moon, which is the particular significator of health for a
woman. She is in Pisces which rules the feet, and square to Saturn, the planet
of obstruction, placed in Sagittarius, the sign ruling the hips. Thus the whole
region of the lower limbs is afflicted. The moon is also square to Neptune and
the saturnine Dragon's Tail, which are placed in Gemini, the sign ruling the
arms. The life-giving sun is square to Uranus in Sagittarius and to the
Ascendant, and these afflictions are all the more powerful because the sun and
moon are both angular, one near the Midheaven, the other close to the Nadir.
Thus there are strong tendencies to trouble with the arms and limbs, dropsy,
paralysis, and wasting disease shown in the natal horoscope.
These conditions did not become manifest
until the patient was eighteen years of age. At that time the progressed sun had
reached Virgo 16- 33; it was then square to the radical Saturn. This brought out
the latent weakness and resulted in a gradual loss of control of the limbs,
which left her
Birth Chart No. 13A
prostrate. Neptune conjunction the saturnine Dragon's
Tail in Gemini, the sign ruling the lungs, gives an asthmatic condition and the
afflicted moon in Pisces gives a tendency to dropsical swellings, which have
also manifested. Thus for the time being she is in the grip of what seems an
incurable condition. But it is noteworthy that the afflictions are all from
common signs, and this gives the astrologer a ray of hope that when the sun has
passed the critical points the affliction may be cured and she may regain the
use of both arms and limbs even if not in full measure.
In the meantime every effort should be made
to promote circulation by the manipulation and massage of the limbs and arms. A
diet of fresh milk, which contains much ether, and uncooked vegetables that will
give her mineral salts is sure to be of great benefit in helping to keep the
limbs in shape and preventing atrophy so that when the present planetary
afflictions have passed, the sextile of the radical sun and Jupiter may restore
circulation. This patient can best be treated by a healer having Aries or Leo
rising and whose Saturn is not in any place included in the degrees of the
patient's 1st or 6th houses.
Male, born February 9, 1855, 9:00 P.M.
We note first the mental qualities
of the patient. The moon is conjoined with the Dragon's Tail, a saturnine
influence, and Mercury is square to Saturn. Thus the two significators of mind
are afflicted by an obstructive and melancholy influence, which also operates
upon Mars and Venus through the square of Saturn. Saturn moreover is placed in
the 9th house in the sign of the lower mind, Gemini. Thus there is very little
joy for this person; all the world looks blue and gloomy to him; he meets
everybody and everything with gloom and distrust, and is always afraid to make a
move in any direction for fear something is going to happen to him.
This mental attitude is at the bottom of
all his trouble, for no one who carries such thoughts of fear and worry can ever
be healthy. The more cheerful and optimistic we are, the more we act as magnets
for good things; we become what people call "lucky." Conversely, such
an attitude as this person has is bound to bring misfortune and trouble. He
thinks he has cause to be worried, and upon the surface it may appear so, but
the trouble is that he mistakes effect for cause. The first work of a healer
should be to show him this fatal error and teach him to smile or at least to try
Just as cheer promotes circulation and
elimination, keeping the body in health, so worry produces concretion by
hindering the elimination of waste matter, and therefore a diseased condition of
the body follows. Three places in this patient's body are affected by the
saturnine influence. In
Birth Chart No. 13B
the first place Saturn is in the sign Gemini, which
governs the lungs; he is square Mercury, Mars, and Venus, and thus he obstructs
the expulsion of carbonic acid and prevents the proper oxygenation of the blood.
The moon has particular rule over the fluids of the body. She is in the latter
part of Scorpio in conjunction with the Dragon's Tail. Thus we may look for
obstruction of the urine and for concretions in the bladder. The sun and Jupiter
are in Aquarius. Uranus squares Jupiter and the moon squares the sun. The
effects of this is felt in the opposite sign Leo, which rules the heart. The sun
is also parallel to Uranus, and therefore the heart action is very uncertain,
the circulation poor, the blood poisoned and heavy with waste matter that cannot
be eliminated through the regular channels. So this clings to the walls of the
arteries, and in the course of years the condition known as hardening of the
arteries takes place, and the body becomes dry and emaciated.
The horoscope is the clock of destiny which
marks the time when tendencies shown at birth are due to materialize. In August,
1910, the moon had progressed to the conjunction of its radical place. his
configuration excited the moon's radical conjunction with the Dragon's Tail to
action, as well as her square to the radical sun and her opposition to Uranus
radical. Thus the disease which had been prepared for during so many years took
a serious turn and commenced to seriously hamper the native. In January, 1912,
the moon progressed to the opposition of Saturn radical and squared Mars and
Mercury, thus enlivening and bringing into action the condition foreshown in the
natal chart. Mars and Mercury govern the nervous system. Mars has rule over the
motor nerves and Mercury over the sensory nerves. The above progressed
affliction obstructed the vital flow along the nerves and paralyzed the body.
Jupiter was parallel to the sun's radical
place during 1912-14, and the conjunction of the progressed sun and Mars in
January, 1914, served to give more energy. These influences should have been
taken on he wing. The patient should have outdoor life, on a farm if possible,
with a diet in which buttermilk has a large part, and above all the cultivation
of a cheerful attitude should be forced. This with manipulation of the spinal
nerves would probably bring life into the paralyzed limbs and might restore a
fair measure of health under good progressed aspects.
Female, born April 13, 1912, 9:00 A.M.
This horoscope is that of a young
girl with the watery and cardinal sign of Cancer on the eastern angle and with
the fiery Mars in conjunction with the Ascendant. Mars is square to Venus and
trine to the moon, the moon being the ruler of the Ascendant. Mars is the ruler
of the 6th house, which has rule over the health; consequently we must look to
Mars as the indicator of health.
Mars in Cancer afflicted by a square from
Venus, and Venus in the martial sign of Aries, would indicate a gourmand, one
who would as a result of too much rich and highly seasoned food suffer from
indigestion or inflammation of the stomach.
Neptune in Cancer afflicted by a square
from the sun and Mercury would be apt to give nervous trouble or malnutrition.
But this young girl has been in the very best of health, with the digestive
organs in good condition. The conjunction of Mars with the Ascendant in Cancer
and square to Venus has had little effect upon her health.
The birth of this child was prepared for
under the purest conditions and in the most careful manner. The parents had
prepared for it even before conception, for they desired to attract to birth an
Ego advanced and pure. During all the prenatal period the mother received the
greatest care, and the child was loved into this physical world by advanced and
pure parents. She was a most wonderful child--healthy, happy, far above the
average child of her years, and superior to other children of her age in
Birth Chart No. 13C
In the summer of 1922 she was taken with
frequent hemorrhages of the nose and with severe headaches. The best physicians
were consulted, who did everything possible to locate the cause, but to no
avail. The facial muscles of the right side began to relax, and facial paralysis
finally set in, greatly disfiguring a beautiful face. After trying every
available method to relieve the child, the father and mother took her on a
touring trip to southern California, hoping that the sea coast and lower
altitude might relive her, which they did to some extent.
Having read the Rosicrucian books on
astrology, and knowing of our method of healing and diagnosing, they visited
Headquarters with the hope that the writer would be able to diagnose and help
them in their trouble. This hope was realized. As soon as the aura of the child
was contacted, the writer was impelled to lay the child on her face and to run
her hand over the spinal column. Although not an osteopath nor a chiropractor,
she found irregularity in the region of the upper cervical vertebrae, also in
the center of the dorsal region.
During this, may we call it intuitional or
spiritual, diagnosis the parents were silently watching every move of the
writer, exchanging glances from time to time. When it was mentioned that the
spinal column was irregular, the father spoke up, saying, "Oh, her spine is
all right." When asked if she had had an adjustment, he admitted that both
he and his wife were chiropractors and had practiced for almost two years. When
asked if they had not both practiced on the child, they shamefacedly admitted
that they had, with the result that the motor nerves had been over-stimulated.
Through the wonderful keyboard, the spinal
column with its thirty- one spinal nerves, a skillful operator can by
manipulation enervate or stimulate almost any part of the body, while an
unskilled one may cause untold suffering. Such was the case with this beautiful
young girl. The parents who had loved her into existence, who would have
sacrificed their very lives for her, had in ignorance played once too often on
her spinal nerves, exciting them to work overtime, and after the damage had been
done, they were not skilled enough to know what method to use to undo the
We take the rulers of the 10th and 4th
houses to indicate the parents. Neptune is the ruler of Pisces, which is on the
Midheaven, and Mercury the ruler of Virgo, which is on the cusp of the 4th
house. The above two planets are squaring each other. Mars on the Ascendant
indicates accidents, injuries, etc. Mars is square to Venus in Aries, the head.
The cardinal signs act upon each other. the parts affected by squares such as
from Aries, the head, to Cancer, the stomach, are in mutual bondage to each
other. While the nerves of the stomach may have been over-stimulated, thereby
sending an excess of blood to the head causing the bleeding of the nose, by a
knowledge of proper adjustments a skilled osteopath or chiropractor could in a
few treatments overcome this trouble. The Invisible Helpers of the Rose Cross,
by materializing a hand, can also accomplish the same thing.
Male, born March 25, 1876, 2:00 A.M.
We will use for this lesson the
horoscopes of a man and woman who have afflictions in common signs, in order to
illustrate why one patient will succumb to disease and become an invalid when
another who has many more afflicting planets rises above them and thus becomes
able to lead an active and useful life.
We will first diagnose horoscope 13D, where
we find the common sign of Sagittarius on the Ascendant with the ruler, Jupiter,
retrograde, and in its own sign in the 11th house, trine to the life-giving sun,
but square to the obstructing Saturn, which is in the sign of Pisces, another
common sign. We find the sun making only good aspects. The moon is square the
Ascendant and in conjunction with the desire body Dragon's Head, which has a
Jupiterian influence, sextile to Mars and Venus, and trine to Jupiter. These
configurations should give much vitality and be a strong factor for health in
this horoscope. Now why should a man with so few afflictions have become an
We find only two afflictions which would be
detrimental to health; these are Saturn square Jupiter, and Venus conjunction
Mars in Taurus square to Uranus in Leo. But with the common sign on the
Ascendant this man's will was not strong enough to withstand the temptations
shown by Venus conjunction Mars in Taurus, the larynx (Taurus also represents
the generative organs by opposition from Scorpio), and square to Uranus.
Dissipation in food and drink filled the blood with impurities, which impaired
Birth Chart No. 13D
circulation. Saturn in a common sign, square to Jupiter
also in a common sign, Sagittarius, which has rule over the sacral region, shows
that the fifth lumbar nerve and the sacral nerves were obstructed in their
function. Naturally this interfered with the circulation in that part of the
body, causing paralysis of the lower limbs. The common sign man naturally
follows the line of least resistance and drifts into invalidism.
Now horoscope No. 13E, that of a woman, has
the fixed sign of Leo rising, and Mars is on the cusp of the Ascendant, but in
this case we find the
Birth Chart No. 13E
ruler, the sun, also the moon, both afflicted by the
opposition of Neptune and the square of Uranus. Venus, which has rule over the
venous circulation, is in the common sign of Virgo, square to the obstructing
Saturn in Sagittarius, the home of Jupiter, Sagittarius also ruling the sacral
region. A native with the dynamic Mars on the Ascendant in the fixed and
impulsive sign of Leo is full of energy and ambition, and would naturally use up
much strength and through temper and impulse dissipate much of her vitality.
With the circulation restricted in the sacral region by Saturn, why should this
woman not suffer with conditions similar to those of the man in horoscope No.
In the man's horoscope we find conditions
indicating a phlegmatic, mentally lazy person. With moon and Mercury in
conjunction in Pisces and sextile to Venus and Mars, and with Jupiter trine sun,
everything came to him without any great effort. Especially was he drawn to 5th,
7th, and 10th house people--musical, theatrical people and movie actors, who led
him into a life of pleasure. We find the woman in horoscope No. 3E with plenty
of will and ambition, whose desire to heal and help humanity led her to take up
the medical profession. But she had a constant fight to keep her joints from
becoming stiff and sore. With Saturn obstructing the circulation in the sacral
region she suffered greatly with granulated joints of the shoulders, hips and
feet. Venus or Jupiter afflicted from common signs gives a tendency to paralysis
of the limbs, but with a fixed sign on the Ascendant the native will not
succumb. Therefore it is most necessary at all times when diagnosing a disease
to observe the rising sign and the aspects of the sun, moon, and the ruler of
One who suffers from such afflictions as
the above should make an effort to keep the circulation normal by eating very
lightly of plain food, exercising plentifully, and with a pair of bath mitts
rubbing the limbs briskly morning and night. This will often avert a case of
Male, born July 7, 1908, 2:00 A.M.
We will here examine the
sympathetic aspects of planets in the cardinal signs. We find in this horoscope
a most interesting lesson illustrating the sympathy and antipathy of the planets
when placed in signs which are square or in opposition to each other.
The horoscope of this young man has the
common sign of Gemini on the Ascendant, with Mercury, Venus, Neptune, the sun,
Mars, and the Dragon's Head all in Cancer, the sign which has rule over the
stomach. Four of these planets, namely, Mercury, Venus, Neptune, and the sun are
in opposition to Uranus and square to Saturn. The sun is parallel to Uranus and
Neptune; Neptune, Uranus, and the sun are square to the moon in Libra in the 6th
From our first observation we might
diagnose this case as one of stomach trouble, for with Venus in conjunction with
Mercury, Neptune, and the sun afflicted in Cancer we may expect poor digestion.
When Neptune is one of the afflicters, especially when it in turn is afflicted
by Saturn, there is
Birth Chart No. 13F
a tendency to underdevelopment; the organs affected are
often undersized and Misshapen. With Saturn square Neptune and Uranus, Uranus
being in the sign of Capricorn which is in opposition to the sign ruling the
stomach, this child could not digest its food, which was often found in the
stool in pieces. The parents, being ignorant of the cause of the condition, were
indulgent and permitted him at the age of two years to eat whatever he craved;
as a small child he was given solid food to eat.
With Neptune in the sign of the stomach,
square Saturn, and in opposition to Uranus, the tiny glands which secrete the
gastric juice of the stomach and which are so necessary to furnish the
lubricating mucus as well as the digestive fluid, were lacking in vitality and
prone to function spasmodically; for Uranus causes spasmodic action, Saturn
sluggish action, and Neptune undersize or abnormal functioning. Therefore we
would expect that the blood in this case would not receive due nourishment from
the food. The body, as a result, would be deprived of the elements necessary for
The damage in such cases generally
materializes where the planet is placed which has the most evil aspects. Here we
find Uranus in Capricorn making several adverse aspects as noted above. Uranus
is receiving no help whatever from other planets; therefore naturally we may
expect the place of such an afflicted planet to be the focusing point of the
vicious circle. Capricorn has rule over the legs and joints, especially the knee
joints. At the age of two years this boy was afflicted with what the doctors
call infantile paralysis, which caused him to lose the use of his feet.
Infantile paralysis is a disease which is diagnosed by the doctors as
inflammation of the gray matter of the spinal cord but this has not been proven.
Some of them are in doubt about this, and are seeking for another cause.
No two children have the same effects from
this infantile disease. >From an astrological standpoint no two who are
afflicted with it have exactly the same planetary afflictions nor necessarily
the same rising sign. The writer has found in seven horoscopes of children
afflicted with it that Neptune has been the chief afflicter in each case. As
stated in The Message of the Stars,
Neptune has rule over the spinal fluids and the pineal gland, and it depends
upon the planet which is afflicting Neptune as to how the disease expresses
itself. This naturally baffles the doctors, and they are unable to explain why
one child is left with one paralyzed leg, another with both legs and arms
paralyzed, and still another with one side entirely useless. But the planets
tell he reason for this diversity of outward expression.