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CHART NUMBER 15: THE PAINFUL PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT
Woman born on June 12, 1897 at 6:25PM Long. 74W, Lat. 41N.
HOUSE POSITIONS: Midheaven/Virgo 28; 11th House/Libra 27; 12th House/Scorpio
20; Ascendant/Sagittarius 10; 2nd House/Capricorn 13; 3rd House/Aquarius 22.
PLANETARY POSITIONS: Venus/Taurus 9:33; Mercury/Taurus 29:43; Pluto/Gemini
13:25; Neptune/Gemini 20:05; Sun/Gemini 22:10; Dragon's Tail/Leo 6:57;
Mars/Leo 14:00; Jupiter/Virgo 3:26; Moon/Scorpio 25:22; Saturn/Scorpio 25:39R;
Uranus/ Scorpio 25:59R
This woman was able to inspire and uplift all who listened to her music. At
times, however, she experienced uncontrollable passionate urges and went
through terrible periods of delirium and hallucinations with an inexplicable
fear of being raped and killed by some horrible "creatures" which she
described as invading her room on the nights of the full Moon.
We find the mental and spiritual mutable signs on the angles and their
rulers, Mercury and Jupiter, afflicted. This warns us that if difficulties
occur, they will be of a nervous, mental, or spiritual nature. Note that the
Ascendant in Sagittarius is conjunct the fixed star Antares; this makes the
body more high-strung and sensitive to finer vibrations. Sagittarius has a
double nature. The archer aiming at the stars represents the noble side,
whereby the native chooses to follow the spiritual path and apply her will to
the pursuit of noble endeavors and aspirations. The animal side of the centaur
offers temptation in animalistic, sensual, and amoral directions. To enter the
right path one needs a good sense of discrimination and a strong will.
Acquiring such is the challenge confronting those born with mutable signs
prominent in their horoscopes.
Mercury, ruler of the nervous system and fluid, sense perception, and
thought process, is in the stubborn Taurus in the 6th House, heavily afflicted
by a T-square. It is also in exact conjunction with the fixed stars Pleiades.
Such influence, similar to that of the conjunction of Antares to the
Ascendant, produces a highly sensitive nervous system. Mercury opposes a
triple conjunction of the visionary Moon, the negative Saturn, and the erratic
Uranus in Scorpio in the 12th house. Jupiter, in detriment in Virgo in the 9th
house, squares Mercury in Taurus and Moon, Saturn, and Uranus in Scorpio. This
shows a person who may have very little respect for the law and may not know
the difference between right and wrong, her rebellious Spirit respecting no
social rules but the one she makes up to suit her desires.
Her desires can be quite passionate and violent when they express through
the square of Venus, dignified in the extravagant and obstinate Taurus in the
5th house, to Mars in the ardent and excessive Leo in the 8th house. But the
Venus-Jupiter trine from the 5th to the 9th house, and the Sun-Neptune
conjunction in Gemini in the artistic 7th house, give her an extremely refined
and inspirational talent as a musician. The powerfully aspected Neptune in one
of the angular houses also shows an active Pineal Gland and potential for
conscious contact with the inner planes when properly trained.
Research in the Memory of Nature showed that this lady, during the middle
ages, had been in the body as a man who entered the mystery school as a
minstrel. Minstrels were spiritual aspirants (and Initiates) similar to those
we find today on the path of light, who followed a life of service and moral
purity in the footsteps of Christ. They learned to decipher the Mystery
Teachings concealed in the esoteric rules of the music, poetry, and drama
which they practiced. Through the Law of Analogy, they were shown the direct
relationship between such rules and the Laws of Nature which they were to
follow. This of course was all theory until they went out in the world to
perform and test their skills and apply such laws on their own.
This was the great test in which many failed. Our native was one of those
who strove hard, but rather than transmuting the creative urge, he repressed
it to the point where temptation became too strong to resist. While travelling
in a band from city to city, he, in company with other weak individuals, would
leave the group. These minstrels misused their love songs to lure innocent
peasant girls into the woods and thus fulfill their repressed urges. When
threatened with denunciation by those they raped, some of them murdered their
victims. This, however, was not the case with our native.
Even though we may think we can make our own rules, break the Laws of Nature
when nobody watches, and get away with it, God is not mocked. We eventually
will have to pay in a future embodiment. This is exactly what happened in the
present lifetime, destiny caught up with him (now her). The pain endured in
purgatory between embodiments acts now as the haunting voice of conscience;
the sex elementals attracted by her unregenerated thoughts and feelings,
coupled with her very keen perception of the desire world in this life, keep
reminding her of the horrible things she did in the past. This is destiny's
way to make sure that she no longer will indulge in degeneration, which is
similar to suicide, while on the path of regeneration.
It took her a long time to accept the idea that all of this was the product
of her own past actions, but when she did, she also followed the advice of the
Healing Department concerning her diet. She gradually abandoned flesh foods
and hot spicy dishes, and she witnessed rapid relief from her passionate
urges. Then she quit smoking and drinking and noticed that her hallucinations
did not appear any longer in connection with the full Moons! She was so
impressed by the "miracle" that she studied the "Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception"
and discovered that she could remove her fears by cultivating noble
aspirations, becoming more altruistic, developing an optimistic temperament,
sending regular prayers of gratitude to God, following divine Laws, and living
a life of purity, love and service to humanity.
After learning that there is no death, she tripled her efforts to live a
regenerate life to make up for past mistakes. She also realized that, along
with her musical talent, she had a divine gift by means of which she could
expel negative entities from any environment through her music. With her
knowledge of the Western Wisdom Teachings and her musical gift, she did
wonders in a mental institution where she worked as an aid nurse. She was
particularly effective with young girls suffering from obsession and other
problems of a psychic or spiritual nature.
CHART NUMBER 16: A SPINAL INJURY
Man, born on July 10, 1864 at 2:40 AM, Long. 89W, Lat. 44N.
HOUSE POSITIONS: Midheaven/Aquarius 26; 11th House/Pisces 28; 12th
House/Taurus 11; Ascendant/Gemini 23; 2nd House/Cancer 13; 3rd House/Leo 2.
PLANETARY POSITIONS: Uranus/Gemini 26:37; Mercury/Cancer 9:52; Venus/Cancer
16:00; Sun/Cancer 18:16; Moon/Virgo 28:18; Saturn/ Libra/11:49; Jupiter/
Scorpio 17:51R; Neptune/Aries 8:36; Mars/Taurus 1:06; Pluto/Taurus 13:02;
Dragon's Tail/Taurus 16:18.
In the spring of 1903, this man fell flat on his back after drinking too
much at a village fair. Six months later he fell again for the same reason,
and this time he could not get up. He was sent to the hospital, and the doctor
who diagnosed a sectioned spine told him he would have to "walk" in a wheel
chair for the rest of his life. The man totally rejected the doctor's verdict
and swore he would never see a doctor again. Then he started a long quest for
the miraculous cure that would save him. He went all over the country and
tried all the methods of healing possible. He made many changes in his
lifestyle, became a vegetarian, brought God back in his life, and organized
information centers for those who, like him, were declared incurable by the
medical establishment. He inspired many by his optimism and determination to
recover. But no one could help him walk until he wrote to the Healing
Department (of The Rosicrucian Fellowship).
The conjunction Sun-Venus-Mercury in Cancer in the 2nd house shows how much
he liked the good things in life. The trine to Jupiter in Scorpio in the 6th
house drew to him many helpers who loved his jovial nature. But the stellium
Sun-Venus-Mercury is also at the head of a T-square involving Saturn exalted
in Libra in the 5th house of pleasures and Neptune in Aries in the 11th house
of friends. Neither he nor his friends had any sense of restriction. "Eat,
drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die" seemed to have been his philosophy
until he fell in 1903. The T-square Neptune-Saturn-Mercury indicates a
malformation and potential degeneration of the bones and nerves. The most
vulnerable area is in the lumbar region, since restricting Saturn is located
in Libra. Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio in the 6th house opposes Pluto in the
12th house in Taurus, indicating a great need for regeneration. The
afflictions of Venus, ruler of the 12th house, confirm that his moral values
need to be upgraded. Research in the Memory of Nature indicates that a
previous life of moral depravity had weakened the archetype of the physical
body. As a consequence, in this life the damaged archetype produced weak bones
In correspondence with the Healing Department, the patient was told of the
suspicion that he had fractured some lumbar vertebrae in his first fall and
broken them in his second fall. He was suspected also to have a hidden form of
Spina Bifida, a disease which cause the neural arches of the vertebrae--the
piece of bone that links the spinous process to the lateral processes between
which the pairs of nerves exit from the spinal cord--to be weak or
incompletely formed. The spinal cord becomes a bundle of nerves called the
Cauda Equina around the 2nd lumbar vertebra. Among those are the femoral and
sciatic nerves which control the legs. It was assumed that the fall broke the
neural arches of one or several lumbar vertebrae. Then the spinous process was
pushed in and pinched the nerves of the Cauda Equina, thus stopping the nerve
impulses from going to the legs. By now the bones were repaired in their wrong
position. This meant surgery: breaking the bones again and reshaping them. A
good specialist was recommended in New York, and a few months later...a
miracle happened. The medical risks confirmed every word of the astrological
diagnosis. A young surgeon offered to perform the risky operation, and in six
months the man regained partial control of his legs. The nerves had
degenerated, but the Invisible Helpers helped rebuild enough nerve tissue for
him to become independent, even though he had to use crutches until his last
At the time of the first fall, the progressed Midheaven (7:25 Aries) was
conjunct radical Neptune (8:36 Aries). An annular eclipse of the Sun on March
29, 1903 had occured in conjunction with it (7:11 Aries) just a week before
the accident. Six months later the new Moon that opposed this eclipse was also
in eclipse, and this time a Total Eclipse of the Sun (27:01 Virgo) conjoined
the radical Moon (28:18 Virgo) and squared radical Uranus (26:37 Gemini). The
second fall was decisive.
Nineteen years later, in the spring of 1922 and about a week before he
discovered the Healing Department, there was an annular eclipse of the Sun
(7:04 Aries) in conjunction with his radical Moon. This occured a few weeks
before he changed his mind and agreed to go to the doctor who was recommended
by the Healing Department. This decision finally brought the recovery that
rewarded his faith.
There is a natural phenomenon by which Eclipses occur in the same zodiacal
degree every 19 years. Neptune represents the divine Intelligences who guide
humanity. The Moon in a man's horoscope signifies his health. Can we recognize
"destiny" using the health of this man as a tool to teach him a vital lesson?
During those nineteen years, this patient learned a lot about right living,
compassion, service, caring for others who suffer, selflessness, and diet.
Once he had made the necessary changes in his life, he was led to the
insightful astro-diagnosis and recommendations which made his healing possible
in God's own good time.
This article was adapted from the literature of The Rosicrucian Fellowship.