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CHART NUMBER 1: SIX PLANETS IN COMMON SIGNS
Female: Born Nov. 23, 1936, 9 PM, Lat. 36N, Long. 80W
SIGNS ON CUSPS OF HOUSES: ASC/Cancer 26:51; 2H/Leo 18; 3H/Virgo 13; 4H/Libra
14; 5H/Scorpio 20; 6H/Sagittarius 25.
POSITIONS OF PLANETS: Pluto/Cancer 28:22; Neptune/Virgo 18:46; Mars/Libra
5:32; Part Of Fortune/Scorpio 23:06; Sun/Sagittarius 1:38; Mercury/Sagittarius
4:49; Dragon's Head/Sagittarius 24:31; Jupiter/Sagittarius 28:17;
Venus/Capricorn 8:53; Saturn/Pisces 15:48; Moon/Pisces 27:53; Uranus/Taurus
This patient has Sun, Moon, and four planets in common signs, three planets
in cardinal signs, and cardinal signs on all angles, suggesting that she may
be uncomfortably susceptible to outside influences at times. Cultivation of
the will and inner poise should be a a part of her daily regime in attaining
The Sun in Sagittarius is well aspected: sextile Mars in Libra, trine Moon
in Pisces, Pluto in Cancer, and the Cancer ASC. The conjunction of Sun and
Mercury brightens the mind when the orb of aspect is three degrees or more.
Here it lacks a few seconds of being three degrees, so the power of Mercury
may be slightly diminished. On the whole, though, the life forces are strong,
and there should be considerable ability to recuperate from illness.
The Moon in Pisces (which governs the feet and the fibrin of the blood), is
a rather negative indication, but it has several excellent aspects: trine Sun,
Mercury, Pluto, and ASC. However, the lunar orb squares Jupiter in conjunction
with the Dragon's Head, suggesting an imbalance of the arterial circulation,
as well as the functions of the liver and lymphatic glands. There may be
difficulty with the feet, too. Mars in Libra, the sign ruling the kidneys,
sextiles the Sun and Mercury, strengthening the general physical and mental
condition, but it squares Venus, planetary ruler of the kidneys, in Capricorn.
Thus there is a tendency toward inflammation of the kidneys, as well as
abnormal functioning of these important eliminative organs.
Saturn, one of the chief indicators of physical ailments, is here posited in
Pisces, opposing the restrictive Neptune in Virgo, which rules the abdominal
region, lower lobes of the liver, and peristalsis. There is a tendency toward
bunions, tumors, dropsy, and gout, as well as malnutrition, appendicitis,
peritonitis, and constipation. Chylification and peristalsis are hindered. The
pineal gland, ruled by Pisces and Neptune, does not function well, and this
may to some extent impair the work of the entire ductless gland system.
Proper food and moderate exercise can do much to help this patient gain
maximum aid from the minstrations of the Invisible Helpers. Plenty of fiber in
the food will help to increase the movement of the digesting food and thus
avoid the dangers of constipation. Easily digested foods are to be preferred,
including, of course, the fresh fruits and vegetables. Since the afflictions
in the chart are largely from the common signs, rather than from fixed ones,
there is the possibility of much being accomplished toward improvement of
health if this patient will do her part to cooperate.
CHART NUMBER 2: A STUDY IN MELANCHOLY
Female: born February 29, 1920, 7 PM, Latitude 39N, Longitude 85W.
SIGNS ON CUSPS OF HOUSES: ASC/Virgo 16:53; 2H/Libra 12; 3H/Scorpio 12;
4H/Sagittarius 15; 5H/Capricorn 19; 6H/Aquarius 20.
POSITIONS OF PLANETS: Mars/Scorpio 7:57; Dragon's Head/Scorpio 19:12; Part Of
Fortune/Capricorn 26:28; Venus/Aquarius 8:23; Uranus/Pisces 2:10; Sun/Pisces
10:08; Mercury/Pisces 27:46; Pluto/Cancer 5:44R; Moon/Cancer 9:43; Neptune/Leo
9:23R; Jupiter/Leo 9:53R; Saturn/Virgo 8:09R.
With the Sun and three planets in common signs and common signs on all the
angles, this patient's ailments should not be so deep-seated. However, she is
apt to respond too easily to suggestions from others, and should therefore try
to cultivate her will and determination, and associate with cheerful,
Uranus, the Sun, and Mercury are all in the sensitive, impressionable sign
Pisces, which rules the feet and the fibrin of the blood. The Sun, planetary
ruler of the heart, conjuncts the erratic Uranus and opposes the restrictive
Saturn, which is retrograde in Virgo in the 12th house. There is thus apt to
be a tendency toward such abnormal conditions as malnutrition, constipation,
and diarrhea, as well as a depressed attitude.
This chart shows Virgo on the ASC, bringing to mind the injunction that the
medical astrologer should be most careful and cautious in dealing with such a
patient: the mind is apt to be predisposed to center on disease, to court
disease in order to gain sympathy, and may actually delight in courting
disease. Saturn's position in Virgo, opposition Sun, accentuates the
pessimistic, critical attitude. Cheerful surroundings are a must for this
patient. She should be encouraged in every way possible to keep optimistic,
and to refrain from thinking about ailments--hers or anyone else's.
Mercury, planet of the mind, in the psychic sign Pisces and trine to the
Moon in Cancer, indicates a very retentive memory, but also a tendency toward
a superlative imagination tinged with melancholy. Thus we see here further
indication of the need for this patient to cultivate cheerfulness and
optimism. It may be difficult for her, but she CAN if she WILL.
Mars (ruler of the motor nerves and iron in the blood) in Scorpio, squares
Venus (ruler of the venous circulation and kidneys), Jupiter (ruler of the
liver and arterial circulation) conjunct the restrictive Neptune in Leo, ruler
of the heart. Hence we see the tendency toward inflammation of the motor
nerves, poor circulation, and abnormal heart action. Faulty elimination of the
refuse from the bodily processes is apt to result in arthritic conditions.
CHART NUMBER 3: A T-CROSS AND SCHIZOPHRENIA
Male: Born December 6, 1946, 9:01 PM, Latitude 42N, Longitude 88W
SIGNS ON CUSPS OF HOUSES: ASC/Leo 15:26; 2H/Virgo 7; 3H/Libra 3; 4H/ Scorpio
5; 5H/Sagittarius 11; 6H/Capricorn 16.
POSITIONS OF PLANETS: Neptune/Libra 10:26; Jupiter/Scorpio 15:39; Venus/
Scorpio 17:09R; Mercury/Scorpio 23:54; Dragon's Tail/Sagittarius 11:27;
Sun/Sagittarius 14:25; Mars/Sagittarius 22:15; Part Of Fortune/Capricorn
12:38; Moon/Taurus 21:37; Uranus/Gemini 19:59; Saturn/Leo 8:37R; Pluto/Leo
In this horoscope we find a heavy karmic debt timed for payment in this
incarnation. Fixed signs occupy all four angles and the planets therein form a
T-cross. When transits or progressions move into the fixed signs, squares or
oppositions will be activated during the entire lifetime or until the lessons
have been learned. Once a choice of environment has been made for the
expiation of debts incurred in past lives, the Ego cannot avoid fulfillment,
precisely as it is impossible to stop or alter direction of the bullet once it
is fired from a gun. Each individual is born with tendencies to a certain
disease as our former living has made it liable to a certain weakness, and for
that reason we are drawn by the Law of Association to parents from whom we may
obtain a body subject to that particular ailment. The horoscope reveals both
the karmic debts and the means for their expiation, although it cannot measure
the Ego's total resources in will to overcome difficulties. Thus astrology
cannot be properly called fatalistic; rather, it should be viewed as the means
for recognizing a systematic growth Godward through deeper understanding.
This individual has been experiencing for the past three and one-half years
delusions, insanity, schizophrenia and apparent obsession. The sensitized
nervous system is indicated by the presence of Uranus in Gemini (in the 11th
house of Aquarius) opposition to Sun-Mars in the sign of the higher mind,
Sagittarius. This opposition indicates a searing temper and potential
destruction or damage to nerve tissue. An afflicted Uranus will cause
spasmodic movement of the part of the body ruled by the sign in which it is
posited. Here Uranus is in Gemini, and consequently, the network of nerves
operates erratically. Note the rhythmic motion of the lungs is interfered
with; the blood is poorly oxygenated and the poisons are not properly
eliminated. The nodes in the mental signs of Gemini-Sagittarius along with
Neptune (ruling the spiritual mind) in airy Libra in the 3rd house further
accentuate the super-physical sensitivity of the intellect.
Debts of destiny are shown by the fixed signs, 12th and 5th houses.
Additionally, the 10th house shows causes for the 11th house conditions, since
the 10th house is the karmic or 12th house from the 11th--the current field of
mental activity. We note immediately that Moon in Taurus in the 10th is
involved in a fixed T-square along with Jupiter, Venus and Mercury in Scorpio
in the 4th, and Pluto and ASC in Leo. The 4th house patterns (represented by
planets in the 4th and Moon) constitute the foundation upon which we build our
entire operational personality. Moon represents our deepest feelings about
ourselves, our self-image, and is a reflection of familiar behavior patterns
with which we now feel comfortable. The 4th house along with the 12th, points
to the cause of the problem now exhibiting as mental debility--all water
houses deal with the past, with conditioned responses which are now
instinctual and which operate through the emotions. Pluto square the planets
in Scorpio in the 4th house suggests that indulgences and counter struggle
have penetrated deep into the psychological nature, that they are quite
intense and established to the point of fixation. It is apparent that the
desire nature is quite strong (Jupiter, Venus and Mercury in Scorpio in 4th)
and will tend to express itself in negative behavior patterns giving an
inclination to indulgence not conducive to a toned desire body (opposition
Moon, square Pluto).
One weak link in the chain is indicated in Leo where Saturn conjoins Pluto
and widely squares Jupiter, the latter of the duo also square Venus. This
configuration points to almost fanatical extremism and the chronic conditions
present in all types of spinal (Leo) afflictions. (This man has had spinal
maladjustments throughout his life. Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn, is on
the cusp of the health (6th) house, indicating the aspect manifests as a
physical disability.) Pluto, like Scorpio, can indicate intense striving for
power, with Saturn, selfish power, and in Leo, cruel tyrannical expression of
power. The square to Jupiter aspecting the other planets in Scorpio show
strong magical inclinations. He has believed himself to be under constant
attack from witchcraft and sorcery. Indeed, he has been searching for
spiritual knowledge and practicing and experimenting though not always wisely,
and now many of his probes have run their course and have returned to urge him
with as much intensity.
At the age of 6 progressed Moon transited Pluto in the 12th, dredging up
negative psychoses which resulted in mental illness and institutionalization.
As transiting Uranus entered the 4th house, it brought sweeping changes into
the subconscious mind and disorganized the consciousness. Psychologically,
repressed ideas and thoughts burst into awareness and were brought to the
surface, demonstrating a need for an immediate confrontation with these parts
of the person's nature. We note that mental and emotional characteristics are
mirrored in the health of the physical body. The pattern in the etheric mold
must be changed before improvements in the physical body can manifest. This is
achieved by the will directing the thought force toward high ideals of
perfection, the only cure. The mentality, and the ability to institute change
reflected by Mercury conjunct Venus opposition Moon is quite handicapped; lack
of development of mental fiber with which to handle the other difficult
aspects will undoubtedly plague his life. Sun trine Saturn informs us that a
regular routine of positive daily habits is necessary to train the vital body
(and comcomitantly the desire body). Eurythmy and certain regular rhythmic
physical exercises may be of some benefit in training the vital body.
The abundance of excellent aspects to Neptune (and many to the Sun) indicate
that many spiritual talents have also been developed in this learning process.
Hence, even if he should not be able to recover fully this lifetime, he does
have the sensitivity and capacity for spiritual insight to reap abundant
wisdom from life's experiences.
This article was adapted from the literature of The Rosicrucian Fellowship.