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For: Alicia C. Katz
The Sun is the source of your vital power, principally ruling the brain and heart in man and woman. Its sign location (zodiac Sun sign), aspects to other planets, and house position indicate the vitality of the body, especially in males. The Sun is thus the indicator of health in males, while the Moon governs health matters in females. However, the Sun and Moon are important in health matters in both sexes. The Sun signs and Moon signs at birth, along with their aspects and positions, are regarded as the "fountains of life on Earth". The Sun is one of the vital centers in a star map, along with the Moon, Ascendant (rising sign), and Midheaven (tenth house).
The power of the Sun and how it radiates within you can be thought of as light rays emanating from a light bulb, powering into your body. The Sun signs are divided into the Four Elements: FIRE (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius); AIR (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius); WATER (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces); and EARTH (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). All males born with the Sun in fire signs have the best prospects for good vitality, as light radiates most freely in a body composed of the fire element. Light also radiates freely in air, and these natives are the next strongest, but air sign people become weakened by worry and nervousness. They need rest to recuperate. The earth element for sunlight is linked with the densest matter, gives tenacity, wear and tear, rather than vitality. Theses individuals tend to recovery slowly from their illnesses. The water element for transmission of sunlight gives the weakest constitution, being a more difficult medium to manifest light (except Scorpio).
The Sun is the giver of life, but is quite impersonal in its influence that the average man or woman rarely contacts its higher qualities in a conscious or positive sense. Planetary aspects, even if hard (square or opposite), are better than no aspects at all, as in the latter, the native is hardly touched at all by its influence. This fact is the reason "Sun sign" prophecies found in the tabloids and daily paper make no sense to some individuals. When well placed, however, it signifies will power, authority, and self-reliance. If afflicted by the Moon or Ascendant, it will make the health feeble and the vitality low.
The Sun rules the metabolic fires of your body's cells. Its placement represents how that energy is needed and distributed. This topic has been termed PHOTOBIOTICS by the author. All biologic life is ruled by the Sun. Your body requires copious quantities of light from many sources to maintain your health, vitality, and beauty. Each Sun sign has recommended foods that tend to foster vitality, as well as dietary pointers, and warnings about certain foods that will disturb your body's distribution of the Sun's vital rays, indicative by your Sun's zodiac placement (the season of the year in which you were born).
In terms of the Zodiac, the twelve signs represent the Grand Man, and rule the different parts of the body, from head as in Aries, to toe as in Pisces. Thus, there is a zodiacal rulership over the body and its organs. In terms of Sun signs and rising signs, it represents where disease potential exists. The locations and transits represent how an organ or bowel will be afflicted since these are rotating, dynamic entities. The houses at birth, signify why disorders will manifest.
Inharmonious aspects to the Sun are angles and locations of the other planets in their orbits in relationship to the Sun. They are called afflictions. For example, if the Sun is afflicted by a hard angle to the Moon, the health will be weak, and the rays of the Sun will be on the cold side, the eyesight will suffer.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Vitality, the absorption of prana through the spleen, the immune system, heart function, spine and back, eyesight, individual cellular metabolism, the blood and oxygenation, consciousness.
SUN in CANCER
As Cancer is ruled by the Moon, it is the sign of fertility and emotional sensitivity, favoring women more than men. The key phrase for Cancer is "I feel". These individuals seek to obtain mental and physical comforts at all costs. Cancers possess highly protective and defensive instincts aimed at domestic security. The crab is Cancer's astrological symbol, so when threatened they armor themselves by withdrawing into solitude. When upset, they tend to use food as consolation, which in turn, results in obesity, food allergies, and intestinal dysbiosis.
Cancers are very complex, at certain times appear to have the strength of a hero, and at other times display the weakness of a child. This vulnerability is due to a combined solar-lunar influence. Just as the Sun reverses its direction in this sign, stopping in the northern sky and beginning its trek southward, the crab often walks sideways upon the approach of danger. Cancers use an indirect approach in dealing with others. Rather than direct confrontations, they are more apt to resort to using emotional appeals. This is because they react emotionally to everything they experience in life. Many succeed in life because their genuine concern for the welfare of others inspires loyalty as well as cooperation and trust.
The Moon, ruler of human emotions and the feminine instinct, rules Cancer. Because of their powerful emotional reactions, it is imperative for these individuals to avoid all thoughts of illness. They need to control their moodiness, intolerance, timidity, and emotional reactions. They must learn to say no to situations and domestic activities that are inimical to health. Once they learn to keep excess emotions in control, their intuition can be remarkably accurate. Arts and crafts, music, or writing are other preferable methods of emotional release, rather than gastronomic indulging or watching television. Swimming is especially beneficial to the native as Cancers do well in the water.
The Sun in Cancer reflects a weakened, physical constitution. Externally, it rules the breasts, epigastric region, and the elbows. Internally, it rules the stomach, digestive organs, upper lobe of the liver, thoracic duct, pancreas, blood serum, and womb. The entire act of digestion with peristalsis and chymification is ruled by Cancer. Indigestion, stomach ulcer, flatulence, jaundice and liver torpidity, and mammary affections are common to the native. The native must be on guard to lymphatic stasis. Structurally, it rules the axillae, bladder, blood serum and albumen.
Cancer rules the colors white, silver, and pale yellow, while the native is harmonized with the color violet. Cancer birthstones are beryl, moonstone and sapphire. These individuals should remember only to wear these stones if they wish to bring that particular energy into their life. Cancer flowers are the water lily, white rose, iris, poppy, carnation, jasmine and chamomile.
BENEFICIAL BACH FLOWER ESSENCES:
Heather: Self-centered, self-concern, compulsive talking, cannot be alone.
Century Plant: Weak willed, too easily influenced by others, timid.
HOMEOPATHIC POLYCREST REMEDY: Ipecac - Used against amebic dysentery; also as an expectorant, emetic and diaphoretic.
CELL SALT: Calcarea flourica
HEALING MUSICAL NOTE: E
AROMAS: Chamomile, cardamom, jasmine, lemon, lily, myrrh, palmarosa, plumeria, rose, sandalwood, yarrow.
PHOTOBIOTICS: Cancer natives must avoid foods which ferment in the stomach, like refined breads and dead flesh. They must be on guard for candida yeast producing foods like refined sugar, pastry, and meats with antibiotics. Fish is a much better food for the native. They should drink plenty of water upon rising and at bedtime. Violet colored foods like grapes and buckwheat benefit them well. They should avoid beer. Fresh cabbage juice benefits their stomach, offsetting ulcers and irritations, fresh sauerkraut benefits their intestines and offsets dysfermentation. The cabbage group overall benefits those with Sun in Cancer (cabbage, kale, broccoli, mustard greens, watercress, and cauliflower). There is also possibility of potassium deficiency, particularly if one craves salt. This can be offset by drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices.
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Knees, shoulders, arms
AFFLICTIONS: Anemia, weak and/or impure blood; weakened powers of digestion, biliousness, dyspepsia, putrid bowels, indigestion; edema, swollen feet, lymph stasis, obesity; backache.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Oversensitive, easily offended or disturbed.
Your Sun sign indicates constitutional vigor and its elemental quality (fire, air, water, earth), your Moon sign shows the flow of this vital force and your health. The Moon predominates health matters in the female chart, as well as those caught under the influence of its emotional force. A disturbed flow of the vital force, ruled by the Moon, will cause fluctuations in vitality and ultimately disease. Your Moon sign and its aspects shows your instinctive, reflex actions, and your habits (good or bad). Moon patterns are reactions and habits set up in childhood, and become fixed unless acted upon by the individual themselves. Its location, aspects, and afflictions are one of the most important factors to consider in the health chart.
The Moon represents the personal habits, suffering, worry, and disease tendencies. The Moon sign is always very sensitive and represents the weakest part of the body. Operations should not be performed when the Moon is passing through the native's sign. The Moon rules the body's fluids, lymphatics, and the natural power of each organ, including its expulsive or detoxifying powers. Acquired and destructive habits are generally under the influence of the Moon sign. It rules the period of life from one to seven years, when so many destructive habits and health patterns are acquired, as for example from the parents or guardians. It shows what type of habits you may develop and how they affect your health.
Moon diseases today predominate the health chart. The Moon has a special affinity for the eyes and eye disorders, defects and errors of accommodation, putrefaction of the bowels, autointoxication; and disorders or the breasts, womb, and stomach. Moon forces harden and crystallize the body with age. Moon dominated persons are inconstant, restless, changeable, and variable, and succumb easily to infectious illnesses, colds and flu. The Moon rules the stomach. Today we see swollen abdomens due to excessive eating. Full, round bellies with visual defects reflect just how Moon bound and problematic the aspects of this orbital body is in the health astrological chart.
The Moon afflicts other planets and signs by its oppositions and squares. Ill-aspects show an inclination to little or no exercise. The less afflictions in the female nativity, the better a chance of a long and prosperous life. The Moon sign signifies diseases that are acquired after birth, particularly due to indiscretions, bad habits, and emotional proclivities. It rules the natural powers and immunity. Cancer, the malignant disease, is a Moon disease, and is prevalent in our mood-based society of foul language, nasty thoughts, toxic diet, and bad habits.
It should be noted whether the Moon is above the horizon at birth (waxing) or below the horizon at birth (waning). The health will be stronger with the Moon above the horizon, rather than below. Hard aspects (afflictions) are not as strong when the Moon in waxing or increasing in light.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: The Moon rules diseases that are periodic, return time and again, as in epilepsy, vertigo, menstrual problems, swellings, migraine headaches, and gout. Rheumatism is a Moon disease, caused by the retention of wastes in the joints and fascia. Cancer is a Moon disease, caused not only by retention of wastes but also morbid bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Moon diseases today are epidemic, as obesity, lymphatic stasis, tissue puffiness, autointoxication, fungal/zymotic disorders, and worm infestation affect nearly all industrial populations. Moon diseases are accentuated by working under artificial lights or at night, drinking water from underground pipes and/or obtained from recycled wastes, eating devitalized food stored in refrigerators and freezers, breathing stale, foul or polluted air; and eating slaughterhouse meats.
The foods and spices that benefit Moon afflictions are those ruled by the Sun and Mars. The Sun produces fruits and vegetables which when eaten raw and/or fresh, will vitalize the individual and ward off disease. The old adage, fresh is best, aptly applies to the health rules.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Lymphatic system, breasts, mucous membranes, menstruation/fertility/uterus in pregnancy, stomach and alimentary tract.
ARE YOU A SUN OR MOON DOMINATED PERSON ?
The night is ruled by the Moon, and the Sun rules the day. The ancient astrologers believed that those born during the day are more ruled by the Sun, whereas those born at night are more ruled by the Moon. Moon activities tend to raise the action of morbid germs, while the electric action of the day tends to destroy them. Night activities are less vitalizing than daytime activities. Females and Moon people tend to suffer more at night when ill. Moon people are more restless, inconstant, and changeable. The Moon rules the personality and lower mind, while the Sun rules the intellect and higher mind. Health tends to return when one begins to "see the light".
MOON in LIBRA
The Moon in Libra is a fortunate position for the acquisition of friends and public popularity. It indicates a kind, sympathetic, optimistic person, and one fond of social pleasures. If well aspected this position indicates good reasoning powers and good judgment and love of art and music. When afflicted, trouble in partnership, marriage, and public disfavor.
Urinary complaints are characteristic of individuals with Moon in Libra. This is a sensuous sign and these natives may be prone to gluttony and insomnia. Backache, blemishes and a ruddy complexion are common to this sign.
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Breast, kidneys, heart, belly.
AFFLICTIONS: Bowel disorders, illness from undigested meats, obesity with hypertension and high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disorders, stones, and impure blood.
BENEFICIAL FOODS: Pineapple, plantains, sunflower seeds, watercress, capsicum, and leeks.
FOODS TO AVOID: Red meat, foods containing a lot of sugar.
RASHI HOMEOPATHIC MIXTURE: Secale cornutum, bryonia, cocculus, ambra grisea, phytolacca, carbo vegetabilis, helonias.
Mercury, when well placed in the nativity chart, indicates a good and balanced mind. It rules the cerebral hemispheres. Ill-aspected and afflicted, it shows a tendency to various disorders of mental reasoning, bad judgment, nervous disease, and tendency to gamble, swindle, insomnia, and a lack of spiritual calm. The location in the chart shows what body parts may be prone to neuralgia.
Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo, therefore it manifests in diseases related to respiratory and digestive disorders, particularly of nervous origin. Physiologically, Mercury rules the respiration and breath. Mercury afflicted at birth indicates a tendency to shallow breathing. The Hindus believe rhythmic breathing is necessary for direct link between the soul and mind. Unrhythmic breathing severs this connection leading to nervous conditions, those easily influenced by others, proneness to depression, and even insanity. Proper and unregulated breathing beginning in early life leads to a cascade of pathological actions including lack of intellectual development, oxygen deficient blood, tendency to overeat since the diaphragm does not "massage" the stomach due to stifled breathing, lymphatic stasis since breathing opens the lymph channels, and lethargy due to lack of vital force and sluggish pranic currents. Mercury placement indicates much more than the mundane astrology books indicate.
Mercury is considered a neutral planet, in that its transmissions are governed by the aspects to other planets in the chart. When Mercury conjuncts the Sun, the ego is involved; aspected to the Moon, the subconscious and habits; to Jupiter, exaggeration, etc. When Mercury's nervous messages are distorted by the rays of another planet, inaccurate reception of information and inappropriate neural commands are likely. Simply, response does not match stimulus resulting in unbalanced behavior. If the large planets are involved, this can translate into important health consequences.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Mercury's chief influence is on the nerves. In regards to aches and pains, the placement of Mercury in the sign of body rulership shows tendency to affliction when ill-aspected. Thus, Mercury in Aries shows the tendency to headaches, in Taurus a tendency to laryngitis and sore throats, in Gemini chest pains, etc. To offset Mercury afflictions and thus reduce tendency to aches and pains, the native must learn proper and rhythmic breathing. Taking up study of yoga or Chinese Ch'i Kung would be of great benefit.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Nervous system, nervous faculties; breathing, the hands, the touch; organs of speech and hearing.
MERCURY in GEMINI
Mercury in Gemini indicates natives that are always ready to investigate something new or travel to some other place. This position gives a quick, ingenious, inventive and resourceful mind with a capacity for detail. If Mercury is well aspected, such people gain greatly by this fluid state of the mind. They are shrewd and penetrating in their judgment and know good value when they see it and are not prejudiced by preconceived opinions. Therefore they are good in business and their ability to see a point makes them particularly good lawyers. They are also apt to succeed in literature, sales, draftsmanship, linguistics and music. Individuals with Mercury in Gemini have a great mental orientation and they deal with thoughts and ideas rather than feelings and attitudes. This position can indicate proneness to repetitive stress injury to the hands and arms, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. The native would benefit from regular massage.
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Knees, head.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Bronchitis, asthma, croup, shallow breathing, and pleurisy; an overactive mind; rheumatism and neuralgia in the neck, arms and shoulders; knee problems; hip neuralgia.
NERVINES: Alfalfa sprouts, celery juice.
From the days of Hippocrates, father of Western medicine (Fifth century B. C.), the ancients emphasized the value of diet and exercise as the prime methods of restoration of health and longevity. The ancient figurines of women, known as the "Venus statues", depict a bottom heavy, obese figure of a woman. Some of these Paleolithic figurines are believed to be more than 20,000 years old. They are found in all areas of Europe, as far away as Russia, and they all show women with huge, fat hips and buttocks. Today, it is known as the "Venus Syndrome", the connection between Venus and the lower body fat, today referred to as "cellulite" - the thickening and laxity of connective tissue beneath the skin, around gelatinous pockets of fat, which traps toxic matter and body wastes.
Venus is the principle of harmony, equilibrium, homeostasis, and thus rules the body's hormonal secretions. The Moon and Venus rule strongly over the affairs and health of women. It rules over all regulatory and secretory functions, especially the female sexual hormones. It rules the chemical composition of the body's fluids, acidity and alkalinity, sodium-potassium balance, and the other mineral ions. The planet is basically benefic in action, but in hard aspect frequently points to numerous little disorders, showing a general relaxation of the system and body tone, but eventually debilitates the native as the years pass. Its afflictions are generally maladies due to indiscretions in diet and habit.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Venus has traditionally been associated with diabetes. Hard aspects to Venus point to lack of homeostasis, lack of tone, congestion and swelling of the body's tissues; cyst formation; and kidney disorders. Venus also rules over the veins and indicates such disorders as varicose veins, hemorrhoids, vascular spiders, etc.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Homeostasis, hormonal balance, ovaries, kidneys, venous system, tissue tone, nutritional functions, skin and complexion.
VENUS in CANCER
This position indicates a sympathetic, kind and receptive nature, with a love of home and responsive to the needs and welfare of parents or siblings. These individuals are often fickle in love affairs, although there is the possibility of fame through marriage. If ill-aspected, there is a tendency to engage in relationships that are negative and unproductive due to a lack of discrimination. The social orientation of individuals with Venus in Cancer is very much affected by their emotional state. Their inner desires are polarized towards an ideal love life. This position can indicate breast cysts and nodules made worse from drinking coffee, swelling of the breast before menstruation. They may also experience periodic nausea and vomiting.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Disorders of the arms and shoulders, knee problems; indigestion, mouth ulcers and nausea from dietary indiscretions, distention and weakness of the stomach; poor respiration and skin tone; breast nodules and cysts.
ASTRINGENTS/TONICS: Cabbage, cauliflower, lemon/lime, lettuce, yogurt, turnips, vitamin B-6.
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Knees, shoulders, arms.
Mars is known as the "lesser unfortunate", and Saturn is known as the "greater unfortunate", as both are considered malefic planets. The action of Mars is acute and violent, heating, inflammatory, and febrile. Mars rules one's physical energy, expressed as either self-assertiveness and healthy efforts, or aggression and hostility. Mars actions include arousal, erection, and penetration. Mars diseases are traumatic, contagious, burning, blistering, leaving scars, pock marks, and disfigurements. They are diseases that arise from anger, frustration, madness, and wickedness. When Mars is well aspected, it shows a strong constitution, good physical endurance and independence. Natives under strong benefic influence are practical, handle instruments well, and make good surgeons and dentists. When unfavorably aspected, the native is prone to fits of fury, argumentative, and liable to accidents.
Esoterically speaking, Mars, like the Moon, is one of the planets that loses its influence as spiritual faculties are developed. It is a planetary influence where its principal expression - anger - always brings reciprocal negative reactions of the worst kind. To better understand its influence in the native, the house location indicates the external conditions in the life of the native that needs spiritual development. The zodiac sign location of Mars indicates the body's susceptible areas where the negative emotion of anger will raise havoc and disorder.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Inflammations and scars on the body parts ruled by the zodiac sign or house of its placement; alterations in blood chemistry, especially glucose, calcium, magnesium; geloses and myogeloses in muscular tissues; liver torpidity and congestion; genitourinary infections; hypertension and hypertensive headaches, migraine.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Body heat, inflammatory response, adrenal function, formation of hemoglobin and blood clots, digestion of food, muscular activity, glycogen storage and liver function, genitals.
MARS in CANCER
Mars in Cancer, when well-aspected, indicates a bold, independent and fearless nature combined with a home-loving disposition. These natives will protect all things which make for comfort and luxury and they are good providers. However, they are apt to exercise authority over everything and everybody within the home. They tolerate no other authority there. This position makes the temper rather uncertain and there is a tendency for the native to change occupations. If Mars is afflicted it indicates domestic troubles at home, frequent if not violent scenes and quarrels, child and spouse abuse, etc. It also indicates accidents by fire in the home by carelessness. Indigestion from eating foods that are too spicy is a common problem for these individuals. The native should drink adequate amounts of water (6-8 glasses daily) and a glass prior to mealtime. This will offset acid indigestion and reduce the tendency to overeat. Potassium iodide drops taken periodically will fight the liability to stomach infection from eating infected meats, chicken, eggs, etc.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Indigestion, abnormal appetite, craving for spicy foods, bowel disease, gastroenteritis, dyspepsia from over eating, distended stomach with functional weakness, fond desire for strong coffee; weak eyesight, conjunctivitis; cystitis; breast swelling, pains and cancer; chest pains and tendency to catch pneumonia; edema; and with females puerperal fevers and tendency to abortion; fetid body odor.
ANTIPHLOGISTICS/COOLANTS: Papaya, coconut, cucumber, mushroom, lettuce, tofu.
VULNERARIES: Calendula lotion, chamomile.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Death at sea (afflicting the Sun, Moon, or Ascendant).
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Feet.
When favorably aspected, Jupiter shows one's tendency to benevolence and jovial disposition. These natives are courteous, refined, law abiding, and honorable. When adversely aspected, it denotes lawlessness, self-indulgence, carelessness in meeting obligations, and gluttony which results in ill-health.
Medically, Jupiter in the natal chart rules the liver, the main organ for balance and detoxification, reception of the intestinal portal circulation, and control of fat utilization. Thus, Jupiter rules fat metabolism. It rules the arterial blood, and the functions of digestive assimilation, especially in regards to the liver. Jupiter also rules the adrenals and the storage of glycogen, and thus has influence over the stamina and muscular power. The placement of Jupiter points to those herbs and dietetics that will best suit the native for detoxification and periodic cleansing of the bowels and thus the liver.
Although Jupiter by nature is benefic, it has a malefic influence when in hard aspect to the Sun, Moon or Ascendant; and in the sixth house. Most of its maladies are accentuated by indiscretions in diet leading to blood disorders, toxicity, and fatty accumulations.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Obesity, toxicity, hypertension, abdominal fullness, diseases from "high living", stroke, hemorrhagic diseases, jaundice.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Liver functions, especially detoxification and glycogen storage, production of urea and bile; fat metabolism; blood and arterial system; growth hormone.
JUPITER in VIRGO
Jupiter in Virgo indicates a cautious, analytical and practical nature with a faculty for discrimination. A well-aspected Jupiter indicates success with employees who will be faithful and loyal. It also indicates prosperity through professional vocations. If Jupiter is afflicted it indicates a cynical and critical disposition, mistrustful of others and therefore liable to losses through employees. Such people usually do not succeed in business and they will find it extremely difficult to obtain or keep a position until spiritual lessons are fulfilled. These natives are prone to disorders of digestion, the liver and bowels.
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Kidneys, knees.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Bowel disease with weak digestion and diarrhea from dietary indiscretions, parasite infection; congested lungs; liver toxicity and congestion from high living; abscess of the liver or bowels; impure blood, jaundice.
LIVER CLEANSING: Milk thistle (silybum marianum) tea or tincture on an empty stomach; banana smoothies; beet juice.
In Greek, Saturn is known as "kronos", from which our word "chronic" is taken. Permanent disease is signified by the placement of Saturn in the chart, and its course and attack by the motion of other planets. Its action signifies binding, crystallizing, cold, dry, hardening, depleting, obstructing, retarding, and suppressing. The afflictions of Saturn are for prolonged periods, whereas Mars afflicts more acutely, for short periods.
Saturn's placement in the chart is associated with the solid matter of one's body, ruling all dense components and processes. Saturn in any part of the horoscope is considered an affliction to the zodiac sign, house, and parts of the body so ruled. It tends to weaken and make one more liable to disease, and the sign and parts ruled are usually considered the most vulnerable, even to cause death through disease and malignancy. Those parts ruled at birth by Saturn indicate reduced nerve and energy supply, insufficient oxygenation, accumulation of tissue acids, and thus fibrositis, myositis, and rheumatism. The planet Saturn indicates subnormal conditions by inhibition, retention, and suppression. The medical astrologers at the turn of the century stated that carcinoma is most liable to occur in that part ruled by the sign that Saturn is in at birth. Saturn also has rulership over the blood's clotting factors, the parathyroids, and calcium metabolism.
Saturn's afflictions come from lack of self control, spiritual development, and materialistic tendencies. When manifested negatively, Saturn's principle action is quite simply fear. The hard aspects indicate opportunity to come to terms with a specific kind of fear. The type of fear is indicated by Saturn's aspects (conjunct, square or opposition) to the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury or Venus.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Typical Saturnine problems are chronic skin complaints, stiffness of the joints and muscles, deformity; dental problems; deafness; depression; slowed atrophy and functioning of the body's processes; scleroses of the body's tissues, rheumatism from accumulated tissue wastes in the sign or house of the nativity chart.
Subluxations of the spine are partial dislocations of the vertebra which impinge and put pressure on the nerves passing through them, shutting off nerve supply and causing irritation and pain leading to disease. Along the lines of chiropractic philosophy, health is maintained by a correctly aligned spine that requires periodic adjustments by manipulative therapy. Palpation and X-ray discover these deviations but your astrological chart can identify weak areas that will be chronically affected. Each sign of the zodiac, and malefics placed in them, tend to afflict the vertebra, especially the vertebra ruled by the sign in which Saturn is found at birth. Such subluxations tend to be the major one throughout life. For example, the sign Libra rules the kidneys and if Saturn is here at birth, the 10th, 11th, 12th dorsals, and 1st lumbar will be afflicted the most, and this is known before examination. From a chiropractic or osteopathic standpoint, the emphasis of treatment should be in the area where Saturn was afflicting at birth as this area will show stasis, restrictions, stiffness, and congestion.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Skin, bone and joints, teeth, hearing, ossicification.
SATURN in ARIES
Aries is the sign in which the Sun is exalted and Saturn is in its fall. Nevertheless, it indicates a certain amount of poise, depth of reasoning, patience, perseverance, tact and diplomacy. In emergency situations these natives remain cool and clear-headed. They know instantly what must be done, and proceed unhesitatingly, as though directed by a Higher Intelligence. When Saturn is adversely aspected the person is easily angered, usually broods over supposed wrongs, and tends to be vindictive. A jealous partner and difficulties through marriage are indicated. Also the possibility of financial loss in the prime of life. Success becomes a matter of learning to control their physical, mental, and emotional reactions, an ability that can only be developed through maturity and experience.
Saturn is a sign of adhesions. In Aries, adhesions develop in the scalp's fascia, inhibiting circulation and thus hair growth. Regular scalp massage offsets this tendency. Yellowish patches or spots may occur around the eyelids (xanthomas). Poor dental hygiene, halitosis, and bowel disease are also seen. The brain also tends to be under oxygenated, therefore deep breathing exercises are indicated. These individuals should absolutely surround themselves with clean and fresh air.
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Breast, arm.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Apoplexy (stroke), baldness; ear pains, otitis, deafness; facial distortions, blemishes; tooth decay (esp. upper teeth), toothache; frequent colds in the head; tendency to low spirits and melancholy; stomach and liver disorders, bad breath, catarrhal disorders, sea sickness; weak eyesight; fatigue and tiredness due to impure blood and kidney retention of toxins; backache due to exposure of cold causing acid crystals in the tissues; arthritis.
COUNTERACTING STIMULANTS: Cayenne pepper, cinnamon, garlic, ginger.
RULING VERTEBRA: Atlas, axis; influence over 3rd, 4th, 5th cervicals.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Death by animal bites.
Uranus rules your electrical life breath, and thus your avenues for personal as well as societal freedom. It indicates potential for originality of thought and expression, yet its energy is not accessible to much of humanity at this time. In society it rules the apparently radical ideas and people that are years ahead of their time. They lead to revolutionary events that upset established structures. The Aquarian age of which we are now entering is ruled by Uranus. Its cycle began with the discovery of electricity which it rules and is now interconnecting everyone on the planet with a synthetic telepathy.
Karmically, all aspects of the personal planets - Mercury, Venus, Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, or the Ascendant - indicate areas of life where there is a strong urge for freedom of expression without restraint and the need for constant stimulation and excitement. This planet also represents the capacity to be high-strung, excitable, and temperamental. The motives of Uranus thus represent the purpose of radically repolarizing an individual's past lives, and open one up to new experience either through stimulating, shocking, and even traumatic crises to find new ways of living. People who are ruled by Uranus are lovers of freedom, rebellious at least restraint, intuitive and inventive. They are aviators, high level mechanics, or deal directly with electricity. It also tends towards erratic behavior and can make people irritable and brusque in manner.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Skin, bone and joints, teeth, hearing, ossicification. Uranus rules all the rhythmic processes of the body. It rules the movement of the whole digestive tract from mouth to anus. Thus, the common symptom of its afflictions are spasmodic manifestations and disrupted rhythms - muscles spasms, shock, cramp, strictures, ruptures, paroxysms, and contortions.
URANUS in VIRGO
Uranus in Virgo, when well-aspected, gives a keen, original, scientific and mechanical mind, and a strong and well developed intuitional faculty that is good in business. It brings success in teaching, chemistry, electronics, metaphysics and the arts. Uranus afflicted in Virgo indicates the native is apt to become subject to strange ailments, prone to hypochondria, irritability of mind, and a tendency to become a burden to themselves and those around them. This position also indicates disappointment in life because of limitations in employment or dealing with employees.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Over-active mind, hypochondria, irritability; strange ailments; cramps in the fingers; bowel complaints, constipation, colic, appendicitis, flatulence; functional diabetes.
ANTISPASMODICS: Dill, parsley, peppermint.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Death by drowning (afflicting the Moon); strange ailments; sudden illness in the digestive organs and abdomen.
Neptune takes approximately 164 years to orbit the zodiac, taking about 13 years in each sign. Its position is a kind of cultural expression manifesting itself with imaginative and creative faculties of a generation. Its location points to a common spiritual destiny shown by the sign that it occupies. As one gets older, new generations may then seem strange in style, cultural or artistic expression, something not innately understood by the native.
People with an afflicted Neptune should always be on guard for deception, trickery, and fraud. Since each one's life is the outcome of former living, afflictions of Neptune offer ready channels where enemies from past lives or evil spirits can gain entry into our sacred temple. Forewarned is forearmed and confrontations can be stepping stones upward in life, or misery leading to drug abuse and apathy. Afflictions to Neptune may also indicate a previous life of extreme asceticism where the physical body was ignored or neglected leading to a leaky aura in this life. The corroborating symptoms are tiredness and need for a lot of sleep. There is also susceptibility to tuberculosis as Neptune is the ruler of this disease. Sunlight counteracts the tubercular diathesis and helps to harden and anneal an etheric body with a leaky aura. Likewise, a favorably aspected Neptune may let one drone away one's time, neglecting valuable opportunities offered for soul growth by following the deceptive lines of least resistance. Neptune rules illusion and abstract thinking, as well as those areas of life where conditions are not always what they seem.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Neptune's placement in the natal chart points to conditions which are difficult to diagnose, or are wrongly diagnosed. It has rulership over the aura and etheric body. Its afflictions denote laxity and weakness of the vital force, and subnormal conditions, as lack of development, undersized body or organs. Its placement in the chart and hard aspects has a strong rule over wasting of tissues leading to decay and disintegration. Its pathological manifestations are lethargy, drug abuse, intoxication, and general lack of tone throughout the body.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Pineal gland, appendix, right-brain function.
NEPTUNE in SCORPIO
Neptune in Scorpio, when well aspected, intensifies the emotions of the native and gives a desire to explore into the secrets of nature. It is a good position for those who work in scientific research, chemistry or astrology. It gives energy, enthusiasm and inspirational perception beyond the realm of logic and insures successful accomplishment of whatever is undertaken. When afflicted it indicates a horrible temper of a sensuous and passionate nature. The native's sexual drive is over stimulated with an inordinate desire for sensations. It indicates desire for alcohol or drugs and a tendency to drowning by accident.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Venereal disease, appendicitis.
HERBAL STIMULANTS: Garlic, allspice.
Just as your Sun sign represents your true identity in this life, Pluto's house represents an old pattern of identity from the past. It is a past pattern of life that is carried over into this life. We can say that Pluto's house is that area of life where complete regeneration is needed. Compulsive behavior and even ruthlessness needs to be transformed into willful intentions yielding great powers of perception and insight into the subtle forces of life. Plutonian people can make great healers simply by touch or vision.
The aspects of Pluto to other planets gives an indication as to how that transformation can bring new understanding and regeneration. Whether the aspect is "hard" as in square or opposition, or "easy" as in a trine or sextile, determines whether one has an innate knowing, or will meet some hard karmic destiny. There is an enormous potential for power by discovering those fields of experience in the house of Pluto. It heals when it is tapped.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Medically, Pluto's energy is concerned with eliminative processes, both physical and spiritual. The energy represented by Pluto is life-giving and cleansing. Pluto's transits are said to destroy the old forms in order to bring in the new. It's pathological manifestations are abscesses, malignancies, ulcers, and poisonous bites.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Reproduction, defecation, expulsion of waste matter.
PLUTO in VIRGO
Pluto in any sign always represents fundamental change, upheavals, and drastic transformations. Pluto's period in Virgo was 1957-1971. Virgo rules health, practical applications of science and technology, and the work force in general. During the recent Pluto transit in Virgo, the general state of America's health and welfare underwent unprecedented changes, and the once powerful unions experienced great loss of influence. During this time, computers underwent their principal development, revolutionizing business and industry. Automation began to replace human labor. The widespread packaging of food, medicine, and health products blossomed during this time. Televisions were produced in color for mass consumption. Babies born in this area often have never tilled the earth and know little of what components are actually put in their bodies, having grown up in the pre-packaged generation. Antibiotics in feed supplies created the candida epidemic and we now have long term intestinal problems. Virgo rules the intestines.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Cancer.
The first house and the sign that rules this house, is also known as the Ascendant or rising sign, or that zodiac point which is actually crossing against the horizon at the exact time of your birth. It denotes your outer personality and physical constitution. The Ascendant is about interaction with you and the environment, the meeting point between the individual and the external world. Its sign denotes the animal heat and corporeal vigor. The planet ruling the sign of the Ascendant is considered one of the principal ruling planets of the horoscope. First house placement is so important, that the degree of the sign rising is treated as though it were a planet with regards to aspects with other planets and with regards to pinpointing details of the health chart of the native - his/her mind, body, strength, diseases subject to, etc. The sign on the Ascendant denotes the body's conductance or resistance to the inflow of prana or vital energy. It is conducted best by fire and air signs; and resistant if the rising sign is of water or earth elements.
In every sense the first house should be called the native's personality as it shows what is on the surface, how you appear to others, how the world sees you or what we call the native. Thus the horoscope is also called the nativity chart. Outsiders are attracted to you by this sign. It accounts for those glaring contradictions we find in human behavior. You may feel yourself as sexy, yet it is not picked up by others or appears that way due to your rising sign's influence, and vice versa. It explains why some people are forever getting in trouble or attracting trouble through no intentions of their own. When the first house contains no planets, it means individuality is not a matter of personal concern, these individuals accept themselves "as is". If the first house contains one or more planets, then the native is consciously concerned about some aspect of his identity. There is some dynamic or hang-up that needs resolution, karmically speaking.
Planets in the first house indicate the native is aggressive and strives to be "first" denoted by the planet or planets posited. These individuals usually have a difficult time resting and relaxing their bodies which they need to learn in order to insure good health. First house people tend to be individualists with a forceful drive and ambition in life.
The first house shows the organic elements, the physiological factors, and the physical characteristics which determine the strength and resistance of the body. The Ascendant and the first house represents the "original impulse of individual being", or the self as a particular vibration and rhythm, and the unique soul destiny of the individual. It indicates essentially the type of experience through which he/she will best discover who they are. The zodiacal sign on the Ascendant normally tells us the "dharma" of the individual, the central potentiality which the conscious person is seeking to actualize. If there are planets in the first house they indicate the kinds of functions which will be most valuable in the process of discovery of one's authentic being. Thus, the planets and the first house ruling planet show the way to impel performance of specific acts.
One can often discover what zodiacal sign was rising at birth (if time of birth is not known) by studying a person's facial features and expression. The head symbolizes the essential character of the individual. The head is ruled by the first house. The first house rules the body form, constitution, and temperament. The physical appearance, strength and vitality, weight, height, color of hair and eyes, etc. are largely determined by the rising sign, degree rising on the cusp, etc. The position of the first house ruler and planets rising modifies these features. The zodiacal sign ascending denotes the part of the body more liable to affliction from external causes such as trauma and infection.
The benefics, Jupiter and Venus, in the first house at birth indicate a good constitution, whereas the malefics, Saturn and Mars, denote scars, birthmarks, moles and defects of the head. This house at birth, and by direction, signifies all diseases of the head, face, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. This house is closely associated with the feelings, sensations, emotions, manners, passions, and dispositions of the native. In this regards, it explains why the Sun sign does not reflect all the features of the native, and why the Ascendant and the Moon sign are of equal importance in the analysis of the health horoscope.
Regarding the compatibility of healer and patient, the rising sign in each natal map should be in harmony, belonging to the same triplicity, that is in trine or sextile to each other. If the patient has Aries on the Ascendant at birth, his/her healer should also have a fire sign on the Ascendant, as in Leo or Sagittarius. If the healer employed has Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn on the Ascendant it would tend to be adverse, if not in results, certainly in relationship and cooperation. The sextile and trines naturally tend to inspire confidence and faith between healer and patient.
AFFLICTIONS: Head and face, endocrine disturbances which affect the mental states, brain tumors, high fevers, meningitis, migraines.
HEALING COLOR: Indigo
EMPOWERMENT COLORS: White, pink, red, champagne
Those with a Libra Ascendant are usually attractive and charming. These individuals possess much vitality and make sincere friends. They are concerned with their appearance and carry themselves well. Individuals with a Libra Ascendant have skin that has an earthy, translucent quality. Even the Librans who are rather bland, are good-looking and charming. Skin disease due to diet and lack of hygiene are the weak points. When the Ascendant is afflicted, the native may introverted and shy. They may either be vain and care too much about how they look, or they may not care anything at all about their appearance. This position tends towards need of muscular tone, sluggish elimination of toxins, and back pains. The body is usually well proportioned.
The rising sign is divided into thirds, or 3 "decanates", which have a powerful influence over the appearance and form of your body. The sign is simply divided into three 10° aspects as follows: 0-10° first decanate, 11-20° second decanate, and 21-30° third decanate. Each decanate is ruled over by a planet. The first ten degrees is ruled over by the indigenous sign ruler, the second takes on the qualities of the next elemental ruler, and the third the successive element sign ruler. Thus, the first decanate of Aries is ruled by its Mars, the second takes on the qualities of Leo, and the third would combine the qualities of Aires and Sagittarius, and so on throughout the zodiac. Simply locate the first house on your natal chart and note which degree is rising in the sign listed. This gives you your decanate. If in the last few degrees of the sign, e.g. 26° or more, you would also take on characteristics of the first decanate of the following sign.
FIRST DECANATE APPEARANCE: Librans are usually slender in youth, but tend to stoutness in middle life. Being a sign of beauty, the features are regular and pleasing, especially in women. The brow is broad and high, the mouth sensitive and well shaped. The shoulders in men, however, are often too narrow and too wide at the hips.
KEYWORDS: Lovable, musical, artistic, graceful, elegant.
SECOND DECANATE APPEARANCE: The Aquarius decanate denotes a short neck and high shoulders. The aquiline nose reveals initiative and combativeness. Men born under this sign have wide hips as a rule, as was the case of Napoleon and Hitler.
KEYWORDS: Humane, poetic, altruistic, genial.
THIRD DECANATE APPEARANCE: The Gemini decanate is ruled by Mercury, offsetting the tendency to stoutness, but rather slender and nervous.
KEYWORDS: Literary, versatile, scientific, talkative.
EMPOWERMENT COLORS, GEMS, AND FRAGRANCES: Black, dark brown, crimson, green; chrysoprase, lapis lazuli, turquoise; chamomile, eucalyptus, palma rosa, vanilla.
MODERATING COLOR: Blue.
NORMERGIC TENDENCIES: Clear complexion, beautiful face, full and beautiful eyes; blue eyes.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Skin disease; venereal disease, syphilis; impure blood, pimples/eruptions, especially in middle life; tonsillitis.
MOON in 1st HOUSE
The Moon is the first house is where vibrations are keenly felt and affect the constitution of the body. When the Moon is rising at birth there is a very restless nature, and one is constantly endeavoring to change position, environment and occupation. People with the Moon in the first house are usually sensitive, especially if the Moon is in the psychic signs of Cancer or Pisces. They have very vivid imaginations and are quite intuitive. This position of the Moon has a powerful influence upon health, especially in a woman's horoscope, and the aspects that the Moon receives determine the strength of the constitution. It is also a sign of success in occupations that bring the person in close touch with the public. Persons so posited are usually ambitious, observant, ingenious, and considerate of the feelings of others. The great weakness of those who have the Moon in this position is wanderlust. Unless this roaming tendency is curbed, and the native strives to cultivate stability of purpose, the greater part of life may be spent in useless wandering.
PSYCHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Early childhood conditions and family affairs have a strong impact on their development. Their personality and physical appearance are subject to constant change. They may be successful and competent individuals on the outside but they need continual reassurance on an emotional level. They are apt to be guided in life by women, or one woman in particular, especially their mother.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: A cold constitution; cataract; blemishes; insomnia; gall stones; susceptibility to cancer; a fondness for food which leads to obesity later in life; lymphatic stasis and puffiness; a pale, pasty complexion.
Corpulence, obesity: Desire for protection, over sensitivities. The resolution here is to find your security by settling down and handling those situations you wish to avoid.
Gall stones: Bitterness, hard thoughts, condemnation, pride. The resolution here is the joyous release of the past and to find the sweetness in life.
Insomnia: Not trusting the process of life. The resolution here is to know tomorrow will be all right and will take care of itself.
Cataract: Inability to see joy in the near future. The resolution is to realize that life is eternal, as is joy when it is found.
MOON square VENUS
This position indicates overindulgence in pleasures and appetite, a tendency to laziness and carelessness in habits and manners, and affairs which usually destroy domestic happiness. In a woman's horoscope it threatens ill health periodically, especially if either of the planets are in Taurus or Scorpio. This aspect in the horoscope gives a tendency to poor circulation, indigestion and allergies. This aspect also indicates the native is prone to trouble through slander and public scandal. These natives are fickle and inconstant in their affections. They possess a sensual nature and love to flirt.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Obesity, lymphatic stasis, laxity of the body, craving of sugar, gluttony, impure blood, halitosis and dysbiosis, diseases due to carelessness; parasite infections; poor venous circulation in the parts ruled by the sign and house; breast cysts/nodes; female complaints, miscarriage, abortion; untidy habits and poor hygiene; digestive disorders.
FOOD ALLERGY TENDENCIES: Alfalfa sprouts, apple, apricot, avocado, barley, brazil nuts, carob, cherry, licorice, nectarine, oats, peas, peach, pear, plum, raspberry/blackberry, rye, spirulina, strawberry, sugar, sweet potato, thyme, tomato, vanilla, wheat. It is advised to have these foods checked by electroacupuncture, bioneutralizer, applied kinesiology, or by cytotoxic testing.
NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiencies of vitamin B-3 (niacin), vitamin E, potassium.
BENEFICIAL FOODS: Mushrooms, brown rice, bananas.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Unhappy marriages; unwise romantic and sexual involvement.
MOON square MARS
Moon square Mars indicates a quick temper with a tendency to hasty or impulsive acts that may cause the native a great deal of sorrow and trouble. These natives resent rules or regulations that tend to curb their desires or gratification of their appetites. As a result there are periods of severe financial and domestic troubles. If they are in authority they are apt to be domineering and exacting in their demands. Sometimes they will even take desperate chances or use physical force to satisfy their spite. Such people make many enemies and cause a great deal of suffering to others, particularly among members of their immediate family.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Susceptibility to parasites; genital infections; peculiar symptoms when diseased; food allergies and indigestion; hyperactive mind, anorexia, bulimia; shallow breathing, irritability, migraines, nervous disorders; weak vision; prone to fractures; painful menstruation, difficult pregnancy, miscarriage, difficult conception; blemishes; anemia; adrenal fatigue; edema and water retention, high blood pressure; headaches and mental dullness.
FOOD ALLERGY TENDENCIES: Artichoke, asparagus, barbecued and heavily spiced foods, chili, fried foods, garlic, ginger, leek, horseradish, mustard, radish, watercress, red wine. An allergy check should be performed by electroacupuncture, bioneutralizer, applied kinesiology, or by cytotoxic testing.
NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiencies of selenium, riboflavin (B-2), essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic), vitamin B-12, potassium, folic acid.
BENEFICIAL FOODS: Spinach, mushrooms, bananas, oranges, green leafy vegetables.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Death by accident (by burns, bites, stabs, loss of blood, murder, gun-shot, war, mob violence, on railroads, in vehicles); death by attack of animals; death by battle (pirates, mutiny, massacre) or duels; given to sensual pleasures, liable to seduction in female nativities; repeated domestic problems and troubled marriages.
The second house rules material matters, property, wealth or poverty, etc. It denotes the level of acquisitiveness as a driving force, or the level of greed for power and wealth. This tends to affect the native's homeostasis since possessions are related to the value placed on food and nutrition, habits in acquiring food and other immediate necessities of life. The pituitary gland, which controls all endocrine glands, falls under this house.
The belief or realization for those so gifted, adds another dimension to understand second house questions. One's tendencies, faculties, and karma produced from past lives and carried over into the present rests with the concept of management, that is, intelligent use of one's inheritance, possessions, artistic talents, or even inventions. The second house can show the mere fact of ownership in today's essentially "unspiritual society", or one who lives according to spiritual values and surrenders to mankind assets to promote human evolution. It shows then if a person can advance beyond the traditional use of possessions, or is acting merely as an agent for the "ghosts of karma" (Geg in Tibetan), with a life filled by ancestors, driven by socio-religious hatreds and fears.
When no planets occupy this house, it indicates the native does not see money as a major issue in life. With planets in this house, the affairs of other houses which those planets rule are brought to bear influence on the matter of obtaining money. For example, if Saturn is in your second house, tenth house matters, such as your profession, is where the money will easily flow from.
People with planets in the second house have overwhelming desires to prove their self-worth, establish themselves in society by big factors as indicated by the house rulers outlined above. For example, if the Moon is in the second house, fourth house matters like the home are important and the native will desire a big home or big family. After having established their nest eggs, (with the personal planets Venus, Moon, Mars, Jupiter placed in this house) gluttony is not uncommon. The native will also learn the karmic problem of this house - happiness is the one thing that cannot be bought.
AFFLICTIONS: Problems with homeostasis - blood and electrolyte changes, intake of nutrients - diabetes, obesity, hypoglycemia; disorders arising from vaccination.
HEALING COLOR: Yellow
EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Green, lemon, citrine, brown
SCORPIO on 2nd HOUSE
The second house shows how the native earns money from his/her own efforts and from what resources. Scorpio ruling the second house indicates a good sign for obtaining money, often being earned from restoring life to objects or situations left for dead by others. This would involve restoring real estate, antiques, and even refurbishing "junk". The native may be so concerned with making money that nothing else matters. These individuals need to focus on the more important things in life and learn that money is not everything. This position indicates that the native may leave an inheritance rather than receive one.
NEPTUNE in 2nd HOUSE
Neptune in the second house indicates the native must guard what they value or risk loss by deception or bankruptcy. These individuals may have a difficult time setting or sticking to priorities. When well aspected it indicates gain through all things in which water, chemicals, photography, oil, religion are involved. Occupations involving the needy or handicapped may play a prominent role. If Neptune is afflicted, the financial affairs of the person will always be in an uncertain, chaotic state, with liability of loss through fraudulent schemes.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Diabetes, mineral imbalance, obesity, rheumatic pains.
NEPTUNE sextile PLUTO
Neptune sextile Pluto is an aspect of extremely long duration that has lasted for some 30 years since April 1973. It has presented constant opportunities for prosperity by unusual and aesthetic endeavors affecting humanity at this time. Universal love (Neptune) with Plutonian power has paved the way for secret inventions, free energy devices, contacts with aliens and spirits that will either mean future utopia or nearly total destruction of humanity as we know it today, as Pluto also rules atomic energy.
Astrology speaks of the third house as that of brothers and sisters, and close relatives. It actually means the earliest newborn environment and of one's grown relationship to it. The relationship of the child to his/her environment is basic and substantial in the formation of his/her character, and of responses to life. The third house refers to the early environment and to persons who acted within it - close relatives, guardians, siblings, etc. It also shows in the child "coming to terms" which is at first entirely unconscious and instinctual, later becoming the foundation for human intelligence, and consciousness.
No planets in the third house means response in a natural fashion. One or more planets in the third house indicates a self-conscious need to express thoughts. It may sometimes indicate speech difficulties. The native is often asked too often to help other people, brothers and sisters. The disease of "other people" can lead to great frustrations and nervous stress. These individuals need to learn to say no, take regular breaks in peace and quiet, take short naps after lunch, etc. for the health to improve.
Malefic planets in this house tend toward mental instability and chaos unless well aspected. It shows traumatic experiences such as child abuse, fights with siblings, rebellion, etc. What differentiates this house from its opposite, the ninth house, is that of experiences involving direct personal contact with the close environment of the individual, resulting in habits and proclivities. It indicates physical actions, and transportation, especially within your immediate environment. Benefics in this house, when well aspected, indicate a well balanced mind. It rules the fingers, hands, chest, lungs, the lower mind and wakefulness.
AFFLICTIONS: Disturbed breathing rhythms, reduced vitality, lack of oxygenation, nervous tension, mental instability.
HEALING COLOR: Orange
EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Yellow, indigo, white with red
SAGITTARIUS on 3rd HOUSE
The third house deals with the native's immediate speaking, writing, and communications audience in his/her immediate work or professional environment. Sagittarius ruling the third house indicates those with talent for using communication for promotion more than for creativity. They like offering endless advice, telling stories, and sharing all kinds of gossip. These individuals may be restless and independent. They enjoy reading newspapers, monthly magazines and trivia.
The fourth house is said to have two basic meanings - the soil or secure foundation in which man is rooted; and the "heart" or fundamental rhythm of the individual self. It is indeed the Nadir of the chart, the midnight point of consciousness, where "God-experience" can be had. The vertical line of the birth chart - Zenith to Nadir - points upwards to the sky (Zenith) and downward through the spinal column at the center of the globe. Unity comes by centering one's "Hara" or vital energy with that of the Earth.
Its sign and planets refer to the kind of feeling which spontaneously mobilizes and directs the energies of the organism, often called "gut feeling". The Ascendant tells who we are, while the Nadir shows what we are, at least potentially, where we stand. It is the power implied in "being a person", yet in today's global economy it is basically conditioned, if not entirely determined, by socio-cultural patterns and media manipulation, rather than by ancestral family values. Thus it indicates the beginning as well as the end of various cycles in the native's life, including old age, the end of life and death, the various conditions which affect the close of life, its diseases, worries, wealth or poverty, etc. The nature of the end of life will be told by the planets in this house, and the sign on which the cusp begins the part or organ where the complaint will lie.
If there are no planets in the fourth house, the native accepts his background and family and makes the best of it. If there are one or more planets in the fourth house, then conscious attention is directed towards his background. He/she has reasons to question, if not doubt family matters. Some may have unfortunate liabilities to overcome before they make headway in life. Malefics in this house can indicate early childhood traumas which are best recalled and cleared by past life regression. Neurosis can result from repressed anger. Parental attitudes and conditioning have led to unhealthy if not neurotic habits. All these matters of childhood trauma and abuse are judged by the fourth house.
At the biological level, the fourth house symbolizes the acquirement of nutrients to satisfy basic physiologic needs to meet daily routines and obstacles. It is the energy needed for intercellular exchanges and for adjusting the body to changes in temperature and the demands of the physical environment. It rules over the body water, interstitial fluid, and lymphatic environment. In a mentally and emotionally developed person, one's personal power (Hara) is available for self-expression and social contact. In an undeveloped or immature being, confusion sets in with mixed impulses carried over from previous lives and those values family and society has forced upon the individual. This results in oral fixations, hormonal imbalances, lymphatic stasis and obesity. It is a being out of rhythm, breathless, confused and never satiated.
This house rules the breasts, lungs, stomach; inheritance; the birthplace and home place; the mother in the male chart and father in the female chart. Benefics in this house at birth indicate that the native should live in his native homeland, if possible, for insured good health and fortune, leading to a happy end of life. Malefics here point to a short life of the mother or father, according to the sex of the horoscope; disease, distress, and worry in old age.
AFFLICTIONS: Oral fixations, overeating, nutritional disturbances, obesity, anorexia; diseases of the stomach, breasts, and lungs.
HEALING COLOR: Violet
EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Silver, green, russet, brown
CAPRICORN on 4th HOUSE
The fourth house is the area of private concerns, emotional security and how we inwardly feel about ourselves. If there are no planets in this house, there are generally no problems in the way these individuals accept themselves. The cusp on this house shows the general tempo of the subjective self. Capricorn ruling the fourth house indicates individuals who view themselves as self-disciplined, prepared to work hard, and ready for self-sacrifice. These natives may have come from a harsh family life with lots of rules. As adults, they tend to pass on this harshness to their own families, sensing it as part of a necessary and disciplined existence. There is the potential that the native will live his/her life in the same place, creating stability for his/her family. Life at the close is often better than it was at the beginning.
At its highest potential, the fifth house shows the exteriorized power and a projected vision originating from a realm that is "super personal". The person thus becomes an agent for some great collective consciousness or planetary, evolutionary purpose. He/she becomes a lens through which light is condensed and brought into focus, at which point power can operate and work can be performed. This creative process, work, and its products are conditioned by the nature and temperament of the person. The person acts strictly as an individual. To the extreme, he/she expects results that will bring fame, prestige, and ego-satisfaction.
The fifth house is the area of experiences which are essentially the outcome of emotions, as distinguished from gut feelings of the fourth house. Feelings are spontaneous reactions, whereas emotions seek an exteriorization, or "moving out" with synchronous organic changes and muscular movements. The fifth house is associated with gambling in any form, for money, business ventures, romance, etc. whenever one follows hunches, inner frustrations, or imagination.
Traditionally, the fifth house is considered to the be the section of the birth chart (radix) referring to love affairs, versus a seventh house marriage. Fruitful signs and planets here denote many children, barrens signs and planets here tend to deny children. This house rules the back, spine, liver, stomach, appetites, loves affairs and sexual appetites. This house is said by some to rule the soul.
Each house of the radix refers to power and unfoldment, as well as some great test of the developing individual. The zodiac sign on the cusp of this house and planets within should give the student of astrology clues as to the best way in which he or she can solve problems creatively. The Chinese character for danger, also means opportunity, depending solely on one's perspective and ability to be creative. The test of the fifth house is that of isolation, or emergence as a unique and valuable human being. The test of the second house is that of ownership and possessions. In the third house it is thought and how to handle ideas to approach challenges of one's environment. The fourth house test is that of stability. The fifth is creative self-expression.
No planets in this house means the native has little attraction to fifth house matters. He/she can take gambling or leave it. One or more planets in this house shows the native has a natural interest in art, pleasure, children, romance, or gambling. These natives may feel a great need for love. Their ailments can come from chaotic affairs leading to frustrated and fragmented lives. The root cause is insecurity. Naturally, the houses ruled by the planets in the fifth house contribute and inspire all fifth house creativity.
AFFLICTIONS: Heart disease (with malefics in this house), overeating, egomania, spinal disorders, liver problems, arteriosclerosis, hypertension.
HEALING COLOR: Purple
EMPOWERMENT COLORS: White, gold, green, red
AQUARIUS on the 5th HOUSE
The fifth house is where the ego extends into so-called pleasurable pursuits. The native's pleasure pursuits are apt to be eccentric, unconventional, or unusual. The pattern here is a free spirit who can expect some romantic encounters that may be viewed by others as unusual or abnormal. Romances are apt to end suddenly with abrupt separation. Relations with children are apt to be unusual and inconsistent.
The sixth house implies a crisis of perception, the period of personal readjustment, the time in one's life when one is forced to realize what he/she has done and whether success has come to rest or to haunt. Once a work is completed, the composer is often painfully aware of how it could have been produced better. A person's inner worth is often revealed when faced with experiences and periods of inadequacy, frustration, or defeat. These crises take their toll upon the body, require guts and fortitude, and great reserves of vitality. This house represents fundamentally, everything that deals with personal crises, the way to best meet them, and the direction of personal growth and transformation. The sixth house is somewhat karmic in nature by its perception or reason for duties, debts, and obligations.
The sixth house is known as the "house of health" and the sign on the cusp of this house indicates which body parts and organs prone to disease and affliction. Illness may be the direct result of some defeat of the vital energies unable to cope with a challenge to grow stronger, or an attempt by the soul to show a need for a revision in attitude. The sixth house shows a response of the individual to a social situation. Also, as a patient, one should not consult with a doctor whose natal Saturn is in the sixth house of the native, as one will find incompatibility or may even be poisoned by medication.
Natives with planets in this house may have a lack of self-esteem, be plagued by guilt, or seek the approval of others. All these negative emotions affect the health with nerve related ailments, blood sugar problems, and intestinal disorders.
Benefic planets ruling this house or planets in this house show better health, while malefics afflict the mind and body. The sixth house in a broad sense governs disease, especially if there are planets in it at birth. It particularly rules the abdomen, belly and intestines, food affecting conditions of health, healers and physicians. The sixth house also rules aunts and uncles, servants, persons in employ, kindred on the father's side, small animals and pets of the native.
AFFLICTIONS: Hereditary diseases, general ill-health; abdominal disease.
HEALING COLOR: Aquamarine
EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Black, amber, scarlet, brown, dark blue
PISCES on 6th HOUSE
The sixth house deals with careers, routines, and health. The natives' obligations to others as well as themselves appear in this house. Pisces ruling the sixth house requires the native to be guided by intuition when it comes to obligations and duties. Forcing issues rather than following the intuition will run against the tempo of this house. The emotions very much affect the native's health and they must be forewarned of hypochondriacal tendencies as a subconscious avoidance of obligations and duties. In this house of food the native should choose fish and seafood over red meat as it is more suited to the constitution. They are apt to eat only when they feel like it and have definite likes and dislikes. Their preference for lots of protein, sodas, carbonated drinks, beer, alcohol, and champagne should be moderated.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Disorders and weakness in those parts ruled by this sign - lymphatic system and synovial fluids, fibrin of the blood, intestinal mucus (dysfermentation and dysbiosis), serum; feet and toes; respiratory system; abdominal cavity.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Carelessness in personal cleanliness, slothful.
FOOD ALLERGY TENDENCIES: Anise, seafood - bouillabaisse, sushi, shellfish; clove, chestnut, endive, fig, maple sugar, nutmeg, root beer, sage, sassafras, star anise. These foods should be checked by electroacupuncture, bioneutralizer, applied kinesiology, or by cytotoxic testing.
The seventh house is closely related to the sign Libra, and thus marriage and partnership, the husband in a female nativity, and the wife in a male nativity are also related. This house shows the test of functional cooperation and participation between individual and society. Function suggests purpose, both inherent and potential, in man or woman. Purpose is only revealed as one operates within the group or global economy. It is the field of human experience that the person can be most basically transformed and can gain freedom. Planets in this house reveal compelling pressures and motives for destiny. In such cases, individuals may find themselves driven to enter into certain types of relationships as part of their destiny.
While the first house represents how the native appears to others, the fourth house shows how the natives sees himself or herself, the seventh house represents how others appear to the native. It represents those whose lives touch the native and how they respond. If the house is unoccupied by planets, he/she is comparatively free of the influence of others in most of his/her affairs. These individuals do pretty much as they please, but it also means others do not generally help them either. The affairs of this house are always related to the area of another house where the ruler of the sign on the seventh cusp lies. If there are one or more planets in this house, the native is consciously dependent on others in some respect and other people tend to control his/her affairs. Natives with planets in this house may find it difficult to "stand on their own two feet". They feel accomplishments need to come through other people or their partners or spouses. The Sun located here is indicative of good health, while Saturn signifies a potential for a short life. Mars here, indicates a bad wife and sickness.
The seventh house also denotes the type of physician or healer required in health matters. It is important that the healer is compatible with the native depending on the illness. One should avoid healers who have Saturn on the Ascendant or sixth house of the patient. The following may be found useful:
Signs of Healers pertaining to the seventh house:
Chiropodist: Gemini, Virgo and Pisceans are especially adapted to this work.
Chiropractor: Gemini's give keen, sensitive touch.
Colon therapists: Those born under Virgo and Scorpio.
Dieticians/Nutritionists: Virgo is the sign which rules these matters.
Good Healers: Scorpio Sun sign and well aspected at birth.
Massage Therapists: Healers born under Scorpio bring strong magnetism.
Hydrotherapists: Healers using mineral waters born under the Sun sign Pisces, and Capricorns making good managers of spas and sanitariums.
Medical Doctors: Those with strong influence of Scorpio and Mars, e.g. in the first or sixth house; the Sun trine or sextile Jupiter at birth; the Moon in Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius, Capricorn or Pisces and well aspected with Mercury; Virgo in the sixth house; the Sun signs Virgo or Scorpio.
Naturopaths: Those born under Virgo and Scorpio.
Nurses: Sun sign Scorpio, those born under rule of the Moon; the sixth house well aspected at birth; Jupiter well aspected in Pisces or the 10th house (Virgo ascending or Sun sign is not favorable for nursing as they can be too negative, critical, and susceptible to take on the disease of others).
AFFLICTIONS: Brain disorders; diseases of the hamstrings, flanks, bladder, small intestines and navel, the kidneys, haunches and loins, diseases of the womb.
HEALING COLOR: Blue
EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Browns, swarthy colors, crimson, green
ARIES on 7th HOUSE
The seventh house deals with other people in the native's life, particularly those that attract attention as well as direct personal relationships. When Aries is ruling the seventh house, the native attracts outstanding people who tend to motivate others into action. When inviting energetic people into relationships, these natives must be aware that they are apt to also attract a number of confrontations.
SATURN in 7th HOUSE
Saturn in the seventh house involves relationships. These natives are concerned about what others think of them. When well-aspected, it denotes a marriage partner endowed with the Saturnine virtues of discretion, tact, prudence and economy, which will be of great help to the native in building up his or her fortunes socially as well as financially. This is a fortunate position except for the fact that Saturn in the seventh, whether well-aspected or afflicted, indicates the early death of the partner. An afflicted Saturn designates a gloomy, cold and disagreeable companion who is always restraining and obstructing the native. "Don't" is the word most frequently used by their partner. It also indicates trouble and loss through litigation and people with this aspect should hesitate when entering into partnerships for they will always be subject to deceit.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: A short life due to illness; putrefaction, blemishes; uterine disease; sluggish kidneys, edema, cystitis; backaches, lumbago.
Blemishes: Small outbursts of anger and those little hurts in life. Learn to control your anger as it always brings repercussions.
Backaches: Fear of financial support, learn to trust the processes of life.
This house, its cusp, and the planets located in it, indicate how a person can best approach opportunities and the resistance involved in bringing relationships into a fruitful situation. These relationships can mean marriage, partnerships, and business associations. The second house refers to private assets, or what can be used to actualize one's birth potential. The eighth house deals with business contracts and agreements that are legally binding. The eighth house field of experience deals with trust, management, and responsibility. The second house deals with personal management, whereas the eighth house with proper management of business assets, profits and losses. It indicates where binding agreements will bring legacy. It may also mean death followed by rebirth, or the kind of disagreements which bring unresolved frustrations and a future surrounded with karmic ghosts. With such a native, emotional scarring tends to be hidden. These individuals have a burning need to purge themselves of past memories which brutally punish their bodies for years. Many succumb to chronic ailments around the ages of 42 to 49 years old. With the background of this emotional insecurity, they push hard for overt success, only for their bodies to crack up under the pressure. Sex is often their only form of organic release.
If the eighth house is unoccupied by planets, the native takes emergencies in stride and usually faces crises with appropriate action. If the house is occupied, eighth house matters are of serious concern for the native. These matters may take the form of handling other peoples money, dealing in antiques, archaeological findings, etc. The eighth house also indicates the end of physical life, the surrender of the soul, the time and manner of death. The planets in this sign at birth indicate the quality of death. Benefics here indicate an easy and natural death. Malefics in this house tend to a more sudden, accidental or even violent death.
AFFLICTIONS: Kidney disorders, genitourinary infections, adrenal insufficiency, poisoning, death by consumption.
HEALING COLOR: Green
EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Gray, black, brown, red, mahogany, green
TAURUS on 8th HOUSE
In the eighth house we look for the possibility and effect of extraordinary changes that might intrude on the native's life and the inner strength that he/she might possess to cope with the challenge. Taurus ruling the eighth house gives the native the opportunity to profit materially from all major changes and able to draw wealth from sources unknown to others. Their inner strength comes from the soundness and stability of their material resources. These individuals do not seek change and evaluate a change by its material advantages and disadvantages. They should caution against financial loss through marriage, jealousy and sexual disease.
Experiences and the tests related to the ninth house are those periods encountered by the individual to find the meaning of things. The act of knowing belongs in the third house because it implies mere contact with the immediate environment. It is knowledge derived merely from sensations. The ninth house relates to understanding, a far more complex process which involves synthesis of many factors and data. The German term "gestalt" applies to the ninth house as a type of knowing, understanding, and referencing holistic experiences derived from mystical and philosophical inquiry.
The ninth house is the house of symbols and words. Symbols have to be interpreted. The radix chart is a set of symbols relating to the location of planets and stars at the time of birth. It symbolizes the complex relationship existing between the native and the universe. Likewise, all religious concepts and mystical visions are symbolic of man-to-universe relationships. To speak of a "God Experience" is a typical ninth house activity, a unity which the person projects and asks for answers for all his conceivable needs.
The danger one faces in ninth house experiences is over-expansion caused by ambition and greed for power and power symbols, such as money. Ambition is the negative aspect of this house, leading to compulsive egocentric relationships that use other people for power or prestige. Knowledge is used to achieve power. It is this type of knowledge our society holds in high esteem. Ours is a society imbued with competition and ambitions, worshipping success and power with no concern for the environment and health of society as a whole. Thus the relationships become perverted, destructive and inharmonious to a wholesome life. In such a society, the mind is used as the instrument of success. Group relationships translate into compulsive cooperation, mandated actions, and forced taxation. It implies twisting the laws, natural as well as political, so they become tools for gathering wealth. This is the mind of the politician, the corporate leader, the scientist in search of inventions and discoveries for personal fame.
If the house is unoccupied by planets, the native finds it easy to accept certain philosophical principles or cause of religion, and there is no resistance to understanding higher principles. If the house is occupied, the native is concerned with philosophical formulations or developed principles. Due to this high thinking, people with benefics in this house are some of the least likely to have health complaints.
The ninth house denotes the fundament, hips, thighs, hams, higher mind, dreams and visions. Malefics in the ninth house at birth tend to disturb and unbalance the mind, or cause religious excitement and fanaticism, unorthodox views, and trouble with religious authorities. It also points to dangers in foreign travel, injury or ill-health, or even death abroad. It is advised that persons with malefics at birth with no benefics in this house should remain in their native land.
AFFLICTIONS: Accident and injuries to the hips, thighs and hamstrings; nervous strain and stress; sports injuries and trauma.
HEALING COLOR: Scarlet
EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Jade, purple, white, yellow
GEMINI on 9th HOUSE
The ninth house has to do with our higher ideals and ability to heal by faith. Gemini ruling the ninth house indicates the native longs to know more and may become a gifted teacher. These individuals have the desire to travel and may become proficient in many different areas. Afflictions in this house indicate that the native may have learning disabilities, a poor memory, or difficulties with in-laws.
MERCURY in 9th HOUSE
This position denotes a studious person and when well-aspected indicates love of religion, science, letters and law. The native has a studious mind capable of inquiring into the profound problems of existence and will travel far for the pursuit of knowledge. If Mercury is favorably aspected and other parts of the horoscope agree, the native may be called upon to render service along judicial, ambassadorial, philosophic or philanthropic lines. Since the native is of an inquiring mind, he/she will probably travel to foreign countries in search of knowledge. This is a good position for ministers, lecturers and teachers of the higher metaphysics. When Mercury is adversely aspected it makes the mind unstable, a person who is apt to become a philosophical misfit, guru seeker, or "born again". Such a person always seeks success but never obtains it. When stability, concentration, and dedication are found, the final fruits of knowledge will be revealed. This position may also cause trouble with superiors or in legal affairs.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Incoordination, dyslexia; unstable thinking patterns and habits.
Anxieties: Not trusting the flows and processes of life. The resolution is to approve of yourself and trust the processes as righteous opportunities.
MERCURY sextile SATURN
Mercury sextile Saturn indicates serious natives that possess depth and concentration which is of inestimable value in life. Their forethought and profound reasoning abilities insure success in whatever vocations these people may pursue. Their patient persistence permits no failure to stand in the way of ultimate success. Therefore they generally become prominent in connection with some serious enterprise such as secret societies, the church or even politics or governmental affairs. They are in demand for high positions and great undertakings. They are quiet, subdued and serious in their manner and their tidiness extends into their health and hygiene.
MERCURY square URANUS
Mercury square Uranus indicates individuals who have extreme ideas in regards to futuristic concepts, social structure and reforms. The other extreme indicates those who are too far behind the times, still living in days past. Easily distracted they find it difficult to relax. Their physical movements are apt to be quite jerky and often result in frequent and incidental accidents.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Neurosis, neurasthenia, mental derangement; incoordination, spasms or twitching.
NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiencies of thiamine, calcium and magnesium.
BENEFICIAL FOODS: Sunflower seeds, whole grains, broccoli, yogurt, tea.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Self-righteousness, egotistical.
MERCURY square PLUTO
Mercury square Pluto indicates a native with strong will power. These individuals exhibit a straightforwardness to the point of cunning. They often use harsh speech and words. They "tell it like it is" and for this reason sometimes create resentment and enemies.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Of high strung temperament with heart problems, thyroid insufficiency; multiple sclerosis; constipation or sluggish peristalsis.
NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Severe deficiencies of thiamine; deficiencies of the B complex in general, calcium and magnesium.
BENEFICIAL FOODS: Whole grains, broccoli, turnip greens, tea.
MARS in 9th HOUSE
Mars in the ninth house, when well-aspected, indicates a liberal, broad and progressive viewpoint of the native upon all problems of life. These natives concentrate much energy and vitality on higher education or specialized training. People with Mars in this position are likely to support a cause whose object is to uplift mankind, socially or spiritually. They are fond of a moving and benefit by changing from one place to another, especially by travel in foreign lands. They have a clean, clear and alert mentality, to the point of a "one track mind", and a special way of presenting their views to others. If Mars is afflicted here, it indicates a bigoted and fanatical native, shunned by most who come in their contact, whether they are religious or atheistic. People with Mars afflicted in the ninth house should remain in their native place, for they will always be in some danger of accidents on journeys. They are also liable to some form of litigation and should be careful to those whom they insult.
AGGRESSION LESSON: The native must learn how to breathe properly and regulate the flow of thought. Breathing practices can be obtained through the study of yoga, Tai Ch'i, Ch'i Kung, etc.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Shallow breathing, unbalanced mental processes; sea sickness; liver torpidity and toxicity; trauma.
Anxieties: Not trusting the flows and processes of life. The resolution is to approve of yourself and trust the processes as righteous opportunities.
SUN in 9th HOUSE
The Sun in the ninth house indicates a very austere mind, firm and a self-reliant person with high ideals and lofty ambitions. This position also indicates success in matters connected with law, philosophy or religion. Sun in the ninth house promises success in foreign countries, or the person may travel to promote the fine arts, music, science or intellectual development. If afflicted by Mars or Uranus there is danger of becoming fanatical, or an extreme enthusiast in religious faith. There may also be danger of legal difficulties in foreign countries.
PSYCHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Whether well or harshly aspected it makes the mind introspective. It makes one tolerant of other people's inner urges to solve the problems of life. And as we always excel in the things we love, people with the Sun in the ninth house make excellent statesmen, lawyers, teachers, and ministers. These individuals shine in all intellectual and scientific pursuits. If the Sun is afflicted, however, they may seek to impose their moral convictions on others and have eccentric religious beliefs. Their condescending moral attitudes may even be mixed with hypocrisy.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Headaches, migraines.
Headaches: Self-criticism must be replaced with approval of one's self.
SUN square MOON
Sun square Moon makes the person vacillating and unsettled in disposition. This is a position where ego clashes with emotions, and the native is changeable and unable to pursue a settled course in life. Theses individuals can be rash and plunge into enterprises, but lack the persistence or continuity of purpose to carry anything to a successful conclusion. They always have difficulty in obtaining employment and keeping their positions for they are hyper-sensitive and ready to take offense, with or without provocation. These natives are more than capable of finding situations and relationships that bring emotional and ego fulfillment, but only when certain concessions are made. This aspect also affects the health, rendering the body liable to colds and making recuperation slow when sickness has overtaken the person.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Weak vision, color blindness (especially from Leo-Aquarius); lymphatic stasis, obesity; parasite infections; lowered vitality and resistance, especially during childhood but improves with age; female complaints, sterility, vaginal yeast infections; digestive upsets; heart palpitations (potassium or magnesium deficiency); general ill-health if the emotions are negative or eating habits poor.
NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiencies of vitamin A, magnesium, and potassium.
BENEFICIAL FOODS: Carrots, squash, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, bananas, oranges.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Marital problems, difficulties with the opposite sex.
SUN conjunct VENUS
This aspect tends to enhance the artistic side of the nature, making the native fond of company and society, delighting in sociability, comfort and luxury. The native is generous, warm-hearted, affectionate and cheerful. It shows power of the emotions and confers beauty and ease in self-expression. These individuals usually have a good sense of humor and get along well with the opposite sex.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Expenditure of energy on pleasures; venous troubles, clots, varicose veins, hemorrhoids; thyroid insufficiency; metabolic acidosis.
NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiency of niacin (vitamin B-3), vitamin E, iodine, copper.
BENEFICIAL FOODS: Mushrooms, bran, peanuts, whole grains, brown rice, wheat germ.
SUN conjunct MARS
Sun conjunct Mars shows a tendency towards fevers, especially if it occurs in Aries. These aspects produce a super-abundance of vital energy which assures their possessor of the most radiant health all through life, strengthens the constitution and make the native able to endure the harder tasks, giving a determination and courage to face the odds. These individuals have frank and open dispositions, and are sometimes blunt and often brusque, brushing the conventionalities aside. These natives are apt to push their endurance to their limits and not recognize the need for rest and recuperation. As a result, severe nutritional deficiencies may be the result.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Over-active mind; enteritis; apoplexy/stroke; constipation; tachycardia/arrhythmia; diseases of fullness (plethora), hypertension.
NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiencies of magnesium, calcium, vitamins A & D, folic acid, essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic).
BENEFICIAL FOODS: Tea, whole grains, broccoli, yogurt, carrots, squash, green leafy vegetables.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Death from burns, bites, loss of blood, murder; death by acute disease; death by battle; death by drowning (in water signs); liable to criminal acts.
In the tenth house an individual meets experiences which result from his/her successes or failures in gaining social, public or professional position. He/she is integrated, or fails to become integrated into the social collective and public status in the community. It is one's "office" which defines one's stand in the community. First house potential becomes actualized in the tenth, if all has gone well during the unfoldment of preceding houses. It is a house of vitalistic functions, being on the Midheaven or zenith. The tenth house, the house of Midheaven, corresponds to the sign Capricorn. It rules the knees, hamstrings and thighs. Planets in this house have a powerful influence in matters of health and disease, especially in regards to nervous tension and stress developed from one's career, as well as injury from falls, blows, or the death of a parent. In the male nativity it rules the father, in the female nativity the mother and the affairs of the mother.
If the tenth house is unoccupied by planets, the native's ambitions and their probable outcome are more directly related to that area of his affairs where the ruling planet falls where the tenth house cusp is found. If the house is occupied, the native has a conscious struggle both to formulate his ambitions and put them across to other people. Any planet in the tenth house reveals more of the outcome of this house than the actual sign or "house rulership. " Planets in the tenth house contribute directly to the native's position in life. Their worries, internal pressures and incessant need to work hard may drive them into chronic illness.
AFFLICTIONS: Obesity, anorexia nervosa; nervous tension, self-undoing, misery; accidents; evil of a parent, the "sins of the father passed onto the sons".
HEALING COLOR: Magenta
EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Gray, brown, black, white
CANCER on 10th HOUSE
The tenth house reveals one's ambitions and the degree of worldly success he/she may receive. Cancer ruling the tenth house indicates the native desires to be acknowledged for his/her loyalty, correctness of methods, and responsibility. A well placed Moon is decisive. This house sign cautions against drinking cold liquids with meals. It is best for the native to drink hot tea to prevent gas and bloating. They should not escape their problems by eating as their digestion and nutrition will suffer.
VENUS in 10th HOUSE
Venus in the tenth house is one of the best signs for general success when well-aspected. It indicates those who get noticed because of their talent, looks and charisma. These natives become very popular, particularly with the opposite sex, and will rise on the social scale through marriage. The father may be particularly handsome or possess artistic ability. It indicates the ability to avoid trouble in life and obtain a comfortable financial position. If Venus is afflicted these natives suffers from lack of opportunity to manifest their abilities. These individuals may encounter snubs and insults from others. A hasty or ill-considered marriage may bring the native into disrepute.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Anorexia nervosa, periodic losses of appetite.
VENUS conjunct MARS
Venus conjunct Mars is considered either a good aspect or bad aspect according to the matter under interpretation. Venus indicates a moderation of the Martian rudeness, making the native more kind and polite. But the conjunction also creates a potential for one to be overly sexual, especially when the conjunction is in Scorpio or Leo, or the fifth or eighth houses. In Pisces or the twelfth house, the native is apt to be self-indulgent or self-abusive. The native may be quite attractive to others as it indicates warmth in the aura. Therefore, the sign and house position must be studied for a more in depth interpretation of this aspect.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Phlebitis, obesity, hair loss; fibroid tumors; impotence; diseases due to negligence and pursuit of pleasure; reduced libido due to nutritional deficiency; adrenal fatigue; premature wrinkling of skin, keloids, scars from burns; arteriosclerosis.
NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiencies of vitamin E and essential fatty acids (vitamin F - linoleic and linolenic acids), folic acid, selenium, vitamin B12, niacin (B-3), iron, molybdenum. The native should moderate the craving for sweets.
BENEFICIAL FOODS: Brown rice, wheat germ, green leafy vegetables, kidney beans, raisins.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Given to sensual pleasures, self-indulgent; liable to be led astray in female nativities; subject to many temptations along moral lines; death by fire.
In the eleventh house, the power of society, as a collective or group, is released through the individual. The power is released through the activities the individual performs within the social unit such as in their profession, church, club, fraternity, etc. Success is seen pleasurable in the social environment as his/her work and prestige unfolds. The experience gained in the tenth house makes it possible to set new social objectives, new professional goals, or to relax in the company of one's peers or fellow workers. This house has much to do with an individual's attitude towards achievement and social success. It is the use a person makes of either achievement or failure which establishes his/her self-worth. Success or failure brings into the total being the way one lives, feels, and acts and thus has great influence on the health of the native. Success as well as failure must be used wisely, significantly, and creatively. Regression therapy can do much to undo the patterns that led to failure, or perceived failure can be unfolded into a new dynamic.
If the eleventh house is unoccupied, the native does not consciously need friends to share his/her wishes or hopes. Those who have planets in the eleventh house always work best within groups united for a common purpose. The eleventh house is affiliated with Aquarius and rules the legs, calves and ankles. The malefics in this house bring despair, false friends, ruin and wicked children.
AFFLICTIONS: Heart function; injury or disease of the legs, calves and ankles; blood dyscrasia.
HEALING COLOR: Red
EMPOWERMENT Colors: Sky blue, orange
LEO on 11th HOUSE
The capacity and need for friendship and the effects of these contacts on one's perspective are shown by the eleventh house. Leo ruling the eleventh house indicates favorable friendships with men or strong personalities who are prone to dominate those around them. These friendships are prone to be superficial yet competitive. Afflictions to this house indicate relationships that satisfy egos and tend to be of little substance.
JUPITER in 11th HOUSE
This position indicates, when well-aspected, honorable, wealthy and influential friends who will help the native in the realization of his hopes, wishes and ambitions. It also indicates a sociable disposition and fondness for refined pleasures, friends, children, and social contacts. When Jupiter is favorably aspected, the marriage will be fruitful and the children will be a credit to their parents. If the eleventh house of the partner's horoscope is afflicted, then this judgment must be modified. When Jupiter is adversely aspected to Uranus, Saturn, Mars or Mercury, the native will attract parasites who lack abilities, and after using good contacts to their own advantage, may become envious and secretly work for the native's downfall. It also indicates those who find it difficult to be content, always wanting more than they have. These individuals may constantly owe friends money.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Varicose veins.
At the twelfth house, the sky comes to an end, as one has performed his social or professional work in the eleventh. It is described as the house which closes the human cycle of life. They are either the Angels of Light beckoning to the beyond, or they are the dark Guardians of the Threshold, whose memories are shaped by frustrations, denials in life, fears and sins of omission. In the twelfth house we meet the results of our passive acceptance of that which was, or our spiritual rebellion that helped make a new world. We face the karma of society in a subconscious manner, or we face the karma of individuals who fought society for selfish interests, or for the sake of a better world.
The collective power of memories are witnessed in the twelfth house. What is called karma may be so great that it stifles the individual identity of the newborn, or drowns out the rhythm of a new cycle of the man facing the probability of rebirth. This results in the new cycle, becoming no more than a repeat of the last cycle. According to ancient Indian philosophy, the last thought held in death determines the pattern of the future incarnation. One of the stranger characteristics of our linear, Western society is its inability to think in terms of cyclical processes. Such a denial can be traced to a religious decision of the Council of Constantinople in the 5th century A. D. which prohibited the belief in reincarnation and other factors that began the era of the dark ages.
The twelfth house relates to sorrow, disappointment, loss, misfortune, the private hells, anguish, solitude or confinement, hidden fears and worry. It is considered by some as an "evil house", the house of restrictions and limitations, and detrimental spiritual or psychic conditions of the native. It is related to the sign Pisces. Its placement suggests the best way to deal with one's ghosts and products of the subconscious. The best way to deal with a shadow is to illuminate it by the use of lights focused upon it from a number of different directions. This process is utilized in past life regression therapy. Ghosts and shadows of the subconscious will vanish when subjected to the light of understanding and compassion.
If this house is unoccupied by planets, the native is generally not consciously confronted with its implications. He does not live in fear and accepts and works within the framework of his destiny. Not everyone in life is confronted with the spiritual issues of the twelfth house. Many indeed pass through life facing the material consequences of their conscious ambitions as revealed by the tenth house. If the twelfth house is occupied, the native has some matters in which to confront and work out as shown by the houses ruled by the occupying planets. The sign on the cusp of the twelfth shows the general tempo of inner spiritual matters in the native's life. Planets here indicate forms of introversion with emotions that build up until some form of illness manifests. Talking about their feelings through past life regression is the best remedy for twelfth house individuals. They need to learn that harboring envy, jealousy, and hatred invariably brings disease and misfortune. The karmic law applies.
AFFLICTIONS: Auto immune disorders, reduced thymus functions from negative thoughts; afflictions, hurts and injuries of the feet; lymphatic congestion; worry, brooding, despair and despondency.
HEALING COLOR: Lemon
EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Green, blue, white
VIRGO on 12th HOUSE
The sign on the cusp of the twelfth house shows the general tempo of the native's inner spiritual values and motivations in life. These subconscious values and tendencies support the affairs and people in the native's life. Virgo ruling any house reveals practicality and obligations. With Virgo on the twelfth house the native has a true desire to serve and help those that are less fortunate. Their self-undoing is excessive worry.
PLUTO in 12th HOUSE
Pluto in the twelfth house when well aspected indicates that the native may possess psychic abilities. These individuals have an interest in dreams and the occult and other metaphysical subjects. When well aspected it indicates empathy and the capacity to improve the circumstances of the unfortunate. An afflicted Pluto can indicate treacherous secret enemies, nervous problems, and a disturbed psyche due to over-sensitivity. Pluto's influence also indicates those whose marriage partner may work in private research and development, banking secrecy, or managing public resources. There may also be contact or involvement with criminals or organized crime.
KARMIC LESSON: Regenerate the subconscious mind by bringing its realm to the mind's eye, i.e. with past life regression. You should find the transcendental truth which has the effect of liberating the self from a morass of confusing emotional problems. Do not allow guilt to gain the upper hand. The key to life is to develop and cultivate definite spiritual attitudes.
URANUS in 12th HOUSE
Uranus in the twelfth house indicates loss of reputation, exile, and estrangement from one's relatives or country, sickness at various times of life and confinement in hospitals. This position also indicates peculiar psychic or magical experiences at some point in life. These individuals must learn to properly relax, and many of them develop an interest in meditation or other methods that help them achieve inner peace and tranquillity. If afflicted it indicates confinement in prison at some period of the life, or restraint in a sanitarium on account of mental trouble. They are prone to much annoyance by the nefarious actions of others, or sudden illness. The job and health of a marriage partner is vulnerable to sudden or unexpected change. When well-aspected it brings success in connection with secret organizations or institutions, also by the invention of chemical or electrical processes which remain trade secret instead of being protected by patent. These people may be haunted all through life by a vague fear of impending disaster or disease.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Insomnia; cramps in the feet.
URANUS sextile NEPTUNE
This aspect applies to those born from the mid to late 1960's wherein these natives will bring a certain propensity of idealism and mysticism. Theirs will be an adventure in finding ways to create a utopian kind of life with an expansion of consciousness.
URANUS conjunct PLUTO
Uranus conjunct Pluto occurs about every 115 years, the last time with the babies of the mid-1960's at a time of the Vietnam war. There was an emerging drug culture, and sexual revolution. This is an aspect of regeneration and improvement of civilization manifested through science, psychology, and metaphysics.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Nervous tics, spasms, tremors; multiple sclerosis; sudden cancer. This aspect indicates a native that is subject to great periods of stress with its related ailments.