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CHART NUMBER 23: A LIFE OF TORMENT
Woman, born on December 17, 1985 at 5:30 AM; Long. 117W, Lat. 34N.
SIGNS ON CUSPS: Midheaven/Virgo 20; 11th House/Libra 20; 12th House/Scorpio
15; Ascendant/Sagittarius 7:29; 2nd House/Capricorn 9; 3rd House/Aquarius 14.
PLANETARY POSITIONS: Mercury/Sagittarius 12:22R; Sun/Sagittarius 25:07; Moon/
Capricorn 19:26; Jupiter/Capricorn 25:36; Dragon's Head/Capricorn 25:41;
Venus/Aquarius 10:43; Uranus/Pisces 21:40; Pluto/Cancer 14:03R; Neptune/Leo
24:41R; Saturn/Scorpio 21:21; Mars/Scorpio 22:51.
This woman was born in the most undesirable environment; her mother, a
prostitute, was too busy to give her any kind of education and as a
consequence the girl had no sense of discrimination and no moral values.
Around the age of 13 she became a prostitute herself and her life turned into
a nightmare. Syphilis, abortions, witchcraft, jail, despair, suicide, cancer
and finally death were part of her ordeal. Of course, we may shiver at the
load that some of these souls bring upon themselves from previous lives. It is
evident that the unrestrained use of the creative function is the "sin against
the Holy Ghost," and right use of this sacred force must be learned through
pain and sufering. With the Sun, Mercury, and the Ascendant in Sagittarius we
have the challenge of the lower natures represented by the Centaur, fighting
with the Higher Self represented by the archer shooting his arrows skyward. In
the present case the animal side has full control and prevents the higher side
from expressing itself. Common signs on the angles tell of the tremendous need
to develop will power to overcome the passions.
The square Sun-Uranus from the first to the fourth house breeds pride and
selfishness which attract to her the spirits of sensuality. On the other hand,
Mars conjunct Saturn in the twelfth house in Scorpio square to Neptune
retrograde in Leo in the ninth house explains how her deep passions and
perverted life drew to her the sex elementals that obsessed her until her
death. Her frantic quest for security and money impelled by Pluto in Cancer
opposing Moon conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn in the second-eighth house axis
lured her into prostitution around the time of puberty.
Parents who give birth to children have the enormous spiritual
responsibility of giving them the spiritual food and education that will make
them strong in spite of circumstances. Max Heindel (in "Principles of Child
Training") laid the basic principle when he said that man evolves in cycles of
seven years during which different methods would answer different needs.
In the course of the first septenary cycle ruled by the Moon (age 0 to 7)
the physical body is born. The child discovers himself and imitates all he
sees; therefore the best of examples must be provided by the parent. After the
first set of teeth has fallen the age of reason comes with the second
septenary cycle, ruled by Mercury (age 7 to 14) when the Vital Body is born.
The memory and first reasoning faculties bring many questions and much
agitation. The child needs discipline. Good health habits should be taught and
developed, education on the sacredness of the sex function and the creative
force should be given then, for they will be of much value in the next and
most vulnerable phase. The third septenary cycle ruled by Venus (age 14 to 21)
starts with puberty, the awakening of thhe creative force, and the birth of
the Desire Body bringing the impetuosity of adolescence. The mind is born only
at the next cycle and cannot control the desires so this period brings many
emotional ups and downs and more than ever the adolescent needs the support,
sympathy, understanding, and compassionate guidance of his elders to prevent
him from falling into the many traps that stand in front of his inexperience.
During this phase the creative force which should not be misused nor
exercised, is utilized by the Ego to build the link between the Desire Body
and the Mental Body with the third part of the Silver Cord. As this Cord is
being built it also bridges the major Ductless Glands which are said to be
Spiritual Centers of the body, the seven roses upon our living cross. Sex and
drug experiences during the period are the most devastating because they
interfere directly with the building of a strong bridge between the finest
vehicles, and prevent proper connection with the spiritual centers. At the
same time they rob the person's creative energy normally used to build the
brain and guiding mind which will be born in the next cycle. A weak bridge
will make for people who will not respond to the higher spiritual vibrations
of the Aquarian Age, people who will have mental difficulties later in life,
and people who will be a burden upon society due to their deficient condition.
We said previously that man evolves in cycles of seven years. The first,
ruled by the Moon, the second, ruled by Mercury, and the third, ruled by
Venus, correspond to the birth of the physical body, the vital body, and the
desire body respectively.
The fourth septenary cycle (21 to 28), ruled by the Sun, brings the birth of
the mind. One reaches the age of majority and takes on responsibilities. This
cycle is the time to leave home and family and start on one's own, for now the
four vehicles are born and "operational."
With the fifth septenary cycle (28 to 35), ruled by Mars, serious life
starts. A new phase is introduced in the physical body, as are also changes in
the Chemical Ether.
The sixth septenary cycle (35 to 42), ruled by Jupiter, brings expansion of
consciousness. We enter a new phase for the vital body: specifically, the Life
Ether gives us an abundance of energy.
The seventh septenary cycle (42 to 49), ruled by Saturn, is life's
culminating point. Special work on the desire body helps to overcome the
emotional challenges of that cycle, increasing our efficiency.
The eighth septenary cycle (49 to 56), starts over again the sevenfold
planetary rulership: it is ruled by the Moon. A new dimension opens up for the
mind, giving us, during this important cycle, the greatest potentialities: a
seven year plateau before the slowing down process of the following phases.
Let us now look at the chart and see how this information can be used. It
will be of interest to realize that the septenary archetypes may be shorter or
longer than seven years since they vary with each individual. You may wonder
why that is and how it works. The Moon gives us the clue. By progression, the
Moon completes a cycle around the zodiac in about 28 years. During that time,
the Moon goes through four phases of about seven years each. Take this
horoscope and locate the Moon at 19:26 Capricorn. Draw a line to the opposite
point at 19:26 Cancer, and another perpindicular to it from 19:26 Aries to
19:26 Libra. Your astrological wheel now has 4 equal segments. It takes the
Moon about seven days to cover one segment, and by precession seven years.
Each time the progressed Moon reaches another segment, a new septenary cycle
starts. The speed of the Moon is not constant; it may travel between 11 and 15
degrees each day. Therefore a septenary cycle may be shorter or longer than
seven years, depending on the speed of the Moon.
At her birth (December 17, 1925), Moon at 19:26 Capricorn), her physical
body and the positive pole of her Chemical Ether were born. This first
septenary period is ruled by the Moon. By April 1931, the progressed Moon
reached 19:26 Aries, squaring natal Moon. She was six and a half years old;
she started to lose her first set of teeth. She had reached the age of reason,
the second septenary cycle ruled by Mercury. Her vital body and the positive
pole of the Life Ether were born. She was asking many questions concerning the
creative force, pregnancy, conception, and the creative organs, and her
exasperated mother (a prostitute) would finally give her physical
demonstrations in answer to her questions. By the fall of 1938 she had her
first sexual experience. The Moon was progressing in conjunction to Pluto in
the 8th house; she was not yet 13 years old.
When the progressed Moon reached 19:6 Cancer, opposing natal Moon, she
reached puberty and had her first period in April, 1939. She was 13 and a
half. She had entered her third septenary cycle ruled by Venus. The desire
body and the positive pole of the Light Ether were born. At that time she
needed the greatest moral support to help control the impulses of her desire
nature, but her mother died. She became a prostitute to survive. She had two
abortions: one in the winter of 1941 and the other in the summer of 1944,
leaving deep psychological scars. In October 1946, she was close to 21. The
progressed Moon reached 19:6 Libra, squaring the natal Moon. Her concrete mind
and the positive pole of the Reflecting Ether were born; she then possessed
her four vehicles and could start controlling her destiny. She tried to assume
her own responsibilities and got a job with friends to get away from
prostitution. By the summer of 1949, however she ended up in jail falsely
accused of murder. This, of course, was a blessing in disguise, for while in
jail soemone gave her the address of The Rosicrucian Fellowship and she wrote
During the 16 years she spent on the healing list, she fought the philosophy
of regeneration. She felt sex was a natural thing to practice and that no one
should restrict it under any circumstances because, she claimed, it is the
most important biological function of the universe. She reasoned that
restricting it to a few procreative acts did not justify the function. She
could not understand why God would go through the trouble of creating such
elaborate creative organs and functions if they are to be used only 3 or 4
times in a lifetime. This did not match the rest of our bodily functions,
which are performed hundreds and thousands of times from birth to death. Her
mind was blocked, and she dismissed anything religious, philosophical, or
occult because she could not feel its reality, either from within or from
Through regeneration we conserve the creative force within; then we lift it
to the brain and larynx and by so doing cause many things to happen. Here are
a few examples: 1) the raising of the unused sex force gradually builds the
second, or etheric, spine, which will sustain the spiritual creative organ of
the coming New Age--the etheric larynx--with which we are to speak the "lost
word" again; 2) we also build that etheric larynx; 3) we gradually alter the
functioning of our brains and awaken conscious activity in the right
hemisphere; 4) we strengthen the silver cord,creating a better link between
the various seed-atoms and their respective invisible vehicles, allowing us to
learn to become better "centered"; 5) we awaken our "spiritual sensors"
located in the ductless glands--the spiritual centers of the vital body--and
become more receptive to the finer and more spiritual vibrations that surround
us all the time; 6) the high vibrations of the transmuted sex force create a
bridge of light in the third ventricle of the brain between the Pituitary Body
and the Pineal Gland, opening our sixth sense, and the various ESP experiences
thus created are the first signs of our conscious conquest of the inner
planes; 7) provided we live pure, altruistic, and selfless lives, we also can
come in contact with the "eternal now," the Memory of Nature, or read the
aura, feelings, and thoughts of others, not for mere curiosity, of course, but
to help or heal and do many other wonderful things.
Even though she could not accept these ideas, she continued writing to The
Rosicrucian Fellowship in order to argue, thinking she might convince them in
the end! She did not, and even if it appears that she was not convinced
either, they planted a seed that will bloom in God's good time. We also know
that the conversation continued on the inner planes at night with the
Invisible Helpers, and we are sure that she received, there, the education
that she did not get when she was a child. Even if the desired results did not
manifest in this lifetime, time was not wasted trying to help her. The efforts
on her behalf will bear good fruits when she returns in a coming incarnation.
No effort ever is wasted, and it always pays to do good to others.
One of the greatest lessons we learn, when engaged in spiritual healing, is
that we always can do something positive for the worst case. We are not
allowed to give up our efforts to help, for we plant the seed and we water it.
God giveth the increase in His own good season. God works in mysterious ways.
As long as there is life there is hope. The Invisible Helpers, who learn the
secret of the Word to repair the vital body at night under the wise guidance
of the Elder Brothers, can restore or reconstruct any part of the body that is
damaged or destroyed. This can happen only if the patient has made the
necessary spiritual adjustment to prevent the problem from happening again--
that is, if the lesson has been learned. That explains why so many people do
not get notable results: the lesson has not yet been learned.
This native's horoscope shows great spiritual potential, with Sun, Mercury,
and Ascendant in Sagittarius, a strongly aspected Uranus, an elevated Neptune
in the 9th house trine the Sun! Why did she not respond more positively? In
part four we will see why.
During gestation, the negative pole of the silver cord is constructed by the
Recording Angels and the incoming Ego. After birth the positive pole is
brought to bear and matures in cycles of seven years. Since the silver cord is
the link between the various vehicles of the Spirit, the greatest care must be
given to the upbringing of the child so that he later may respond positively
to the spiritual impulses of the Higher Self. From birth to the age of reason,
the etheric segment of the silver cord is being constructed. It is completed
at the time the vital body is born (around seven), to mature during the next
seven years. From the age of reason to puberty, the second segment of the
cord, made of desire stuff, is constructed from the liver to the solar plexus.
Its completion marks the birth of the desire body (around fourteen), which
also matures during the next seven years. From puberty to majority, the third
and most important segment, made of mind stuff, is developed. It becomes
operational at the birth of the mind at age twenty-one. It reaches ripening
maturity at around twenty-eight years of age, when the individual is fully
grown and serious life starts.
We will draw our attention to the difficult period of growth between puberty
and majority, for this represents a very delicate phase of human development.
As the third segment of the silver cord, made of delicate mind stuff, is
carefully constructed, it slowly grows from the seed atom of the mind located
at the root of the nose, where the Spirit has its seat. Then, guided and
strengthened by the unused sex force of the adolescent, it passes between the
Pineal Gland and the Pituitary Body in the third ventricle of the brain. From
there it follows its path downwards, connecting the Thyroid Gland, the Thymus
Gland, the Spleen, the Adrenals. At age twenty-one it finally ties in with the
second segment of the silver cord in the seed atom of the desire body in the
great vortex of the liver. It then matures during the following seven years.
This connection between the seed atom of the mind and that of the desire
body is of paramount importance because it links the ductless glands in a
chain that eventually can be used by the Higher Self (Will) via the mind
voluntarily to control and attune the three-fold body so that Initiation may
take place. It is very important that the child be prepared for the challenges
of adolescence during the preceding septenary cycle (seven to fourteen) with a
sound moral education. When the desire body is born, it cannot yet be
controlled by the unborn mind. Emotional impulses and pressure from others can
bring moral problems with serious spiritual consequences. Adolesceents should
not be using the creative force for sex at that stage, because it is very much
needed to build a strong mind and silver cord to create a good strong link
between the seed atom of the mind, the ductless glands (which are man's
spiritual centers), and the other seed atoms.
If such a strong link is established during a healthy, moral adolescence,
the Spirit, after age twenty-one, can control via the mind the secretion of
hormones by the ductless glands and alter the composition of the blood
(vehicle of the Spirit) to fit it for greater intellectual, cultural, and
spiritual development. Under these conditions, the person will respond
positively to adequate methods of spiritual development. On the contrary, if
such a link is poorly established, due to sex and drug abuses during
adolescence, the third segment of the silver cord is very weak. The link with
the ductless glands is fragile, and the mind, which should act as a break on
the impulse of the desire body, remains ineffective to a great extent. Strong
feelings and desires overstimulate the lower glands and modify the composition
of the blood, enabling the passionate nature slowly to take over the
temperament. This further hinders mental development, and the person has a
hard time responding to the higher and nobler impulses of the Spirit, sent
through the mind.
This is why our patient could not accept the philosophy of regeneration that
was presented to her and would not consider controlling her moral life. Her
personality and desire nature were somewhat separated from her higher nature
and mind because she did not receive a moral education as a child and she
became a prostitute as a teenager. By wasting her vital creative force through
amoral practices, she interfered with the development of her mind, silver
cord, and ductless glands. Had she chosen a different way of solving her
financial problem at her mother's death, she would not have robbed herself of
the potential spiritual development that her horoscope offered. Even though
she was hardly responsible for choosing the easy way out, nothing is
predestined; we all have free will. It is better to make a mistake than not to
do a thing when we are challenged by destiny. The Law of Cause and Effect will
guide her next life toward right living.
This article was adapted from the literature of The Rosicrucian Fellowship.