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M e s s age Of t h e S t ars
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A U G U S TA FO S S H E I ND E L

AN E S O T ER I C E XPO S ITI O N OF

M E DI C A L A ND NA T A L A S T R O L O GY
E XPLA I N I N G TH E A RT S OF

P RE DI C TI O N A N D D I A G N O S I S O F D I S E A S E

T HIRD EDI TI O N
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LO N D O N
L . N . FOW LER CO 7 IM PER IAL AR C AD E
L U DGA TE C I RC U S
C o p yr i gh t 1918
by
M AX H E IN DE L

F ELL O W S H I P P RE S S
O c e an s i de , Cali f o r n ia
C H A PTE R I .

E VOLU T I O N AS S H OW N IN TH E Z OD I A C

T IS a matter of common knowledge amon g ,

mystics that the evol utionary career of mankind i s


indissolubly bound up with the divin e hierarchie s ;

who rule the planets and the si gn s O f the Zodiac an d ,

that the passa ge Of the S un an d the pl anets through .


the twelve si gns of the Zodiac marks man s p rogres s
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i n time an d i n sp ace T herefore it is n o t to be wo n


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d ered at that i n the course of their investi gations into


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the spiritual development of man kind t h e writers ,

have also encountered much that deals with the Zodia c


which is the boun d ary of our evolutionary sphere at
the p resent time S O much has been p erceive d i n
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t h e m em o ry o f na tur e that Sheds light up on Ob scur e


p assages of the B ible an d notes have been m ade from
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time to time O f di ff erent p oints but h o w to collec t


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an d collate these dissociated wr itin gs into a unite d


whole has been a great p roblem for a long time
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E ven n o w the writers kn ow and feel t h at what the y


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have to brin g forth is only a very very weak attemp t ,

to set before the students that great b ody Of fact s


w h ich have com e to them throu gh the memory O f
nature T hey feel however that this will give a n ew
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meanin g an d more p rofound to the old symbols an d ,

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4 THE M E S S AG E OF THE S TAR S

t hat by passing o n what has been found they put


t hemselves in line to perceive more light .

C oncerning the future evolution of planets ; the


R osicrucian Cosmo Conception teaches o n p age 25 6 , ,


t hat when the beings upon a planet have evolve d
t o a su ffi cient degree the planet becomes a S un the
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fi xed center O f a S olar S ystem When the beings


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t here have evolved to a still greater degree and ,

c onsequently it has reached its maximum O f bril

l i an c y it breaks up into a Zodiac and becomes SO to


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s peak ,
the womb O f a n ew S olar S ystem thus the ,

G reat hosts of D ivine beings who until then were , ,

c onfined upon that S un gain freedom of action up on

a great number Of stars whence they can a ff ect in ,

di fferent ways the system which grows up within


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t heir sphere of influence T h e planets or m an bear


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i n g worlds within the Zodiac are constantly bein g


w orked up on by these forces but in various ways ac
c ording to the stage they have reached i n evolution .

O ur S un could not have become a su n until it sent


out from itself all the beings wh o were not suffi c i ent l v
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evolved to endure the high rate of vibration and t h e
g reat luminosity of the beings who were qualified
f o r that evolution Al l the beings up on the di fi e ren t
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planets wo uld have been consumed had they re


m ained in the S un T his visible S un however
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t hough it is a place of evolution for beings vastly


above man is not by any means the F ather of the
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o ther planets as material science supposes O n the


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c ontrary it is itself an emanation from t h e c e n tral


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S u n , which i s the invisible source of al l that I S i n


our sol ar system .


O u r visible S un is but the mirror i n which are
reflected the R ays Of energy from the S piritual S un ,


the real S un is as invisible as the real m an .

F rom this teachin g it is app arent that the great


sp iritual hierarchies which are n o w guidin g our evo
l u t i o n have had their t raining for thi s p ath in p re
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v i o u s schemes of manifestation also that what t h e y


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are n o w d oing we S hall some day do fo r o t h ers


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A lready the foremost amon g our race are treadin g


the p ath Of initiation an d have thereby advanced
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into other stages far beyond the general status of


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p resent humanity I t has been learned that those


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wh o have gone through the M ercurial S chool of the


lesser M ysteries and have graduated from the S chool
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of the Gr eater M ysteries are n ow prep arin g human


evolution i n the J upiter Per i od They have entered .

the planet J up iter by way of one Of th e M oons


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which serves as a steppin g stone O thers there are .


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unfortunately who have gone the other way We


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read in the R osicrucian Cosmo Conception that even -


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as the whole p opul ation of the earth were at one


time e x pell ed from the p resent S un because Of their
inability to keep up with the vibrations Of the b ein gs
thereon thus hinderin g them and b eing hindered
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themselves so also it b ecam e necessary i n the Lemu r


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ian E p och to exp el a number of the stragglers up on


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earth . T hus the M oon was cast out into S p ac e to


revolve as a S atelite around our p resent pl anet ‘

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hose unfortunates are gradually degenerating an d


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the time will come when they will all go to the planet
S aturn which is the door to Chaos T hence they .

will b e expelled to inter planetary space to await the


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time when in a new system there will b e a favorable


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c ondition for their further evolution .

Th e Gat e o f L i fe an d D eath

T husthe Zodiac and the planets are as a book


i n which we may read the history Of H umanity dur ~

ing past ages and it also gives a key to the future


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which is in store for us I n the famous Zodiac i n .

the T emple Of D enderah Cancer is not pictured as ,

we have it i n modern days T here it is a b eetle a .


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s carab . T his was the emblem O f the soul and C an ,

cer has always been known in ancient times as well ,


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as among modern mystics to b e the sphere Of the ,

soul t h e gat e o f L ife in the Zodiac whence the spirits


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coming into rebirth enter our sub lunary conditions


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It is therefore aptly ruled by the M oon which is the


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planet O f fecundation and it is noteworthy that we


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find Capricorn which is its Opposite rul ed by S aturn


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the Pl an e t of D eath and C h aos who is m y st i c al l v ,



depicted as the reap er with his scythe and hour
glass in hand T hese t wo O pposite S igns are there
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fore turning points in the soul s career Cancer and ’


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Capricorn mark the hi ghest ascent Of the S un I nto


the Northern H emisphere and its lowest descent ,

into the S outh Observations S how u S that during


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the summer when the S un is in the sphere Of Cancer


E VO LU TI O N A S S H O WN I N TH E ZODIAC 7

and allied si gns fecundation an d growt h are the


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order of the d ay B ut when the S u n is i n the S outh


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i n Cap ricorn we have winter when nature is dead


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T h e fruits O f the summer are then consumed and


assimilated by us A s a circle dance O f the S un
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among the twelve S igns d etermines the seasons of


the year wh e n di r e c t causin g the germination of
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myriads O f seeds cast i n the earth also t h e m ating ,

O f the fauna which then makes the world alive with


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the si ghts and sounds of manifested life and at an ,

other time leaves the world dumb dull and drear ,

i n winter s gloom under the sway O f S aturn S O b v



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the S lower backward movement known as the P re ,

c e ssio n of t h e E q u i no x d oes it p roduce the great


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changes whi ch we know as E volution I n fact thi s .


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p recessional measure of the sun marks the birth an d


death of races nations an d their reli gions for the
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pictorial Zodiac is a symbolical presentation of our


p ast p resent and future developme nt
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Cap ri c orn

Cap ricorn the goat is not a goat at all as we


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know that animal but p art fish and p art goat Its
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S aturnine rulership and the fact that it receives


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the S un as the dawn Of each New Y ear n aturally ,

by analo gy associates it with the beginn i ng Of p re


c e ssi o n al ep ochs I t rep resents the stage i n evolution
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coverin g transition from fish through amphibia to ,

the mammalian form Th e belli gerency Of the goa t


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is well k nown and an apt symb ol Of the struggle for


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8 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E ST A R S

existence i n which the weak p erish unless able to


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outdistance their foes T his phase Of the matter i s


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sometimes expressed in the symbol when dra wn as ,

p art fish and p art antelop e J acob i n the thirty


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third chapter of D euteronomy p ronounces bless i ng s ,

upon his children which symbolize the twelve Si gn s


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T here he speaks Of Naphtali as a h i nd let loos e ;


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this a very apt symbol of Capricorn for when the ,

S un is there at each winter solstice it is startin g a ,

race through the circl e Of twelve signs which it must ,

complete in a given tim e—a year .

S agi ttari ns

When the S un leaves Cap ricorn by p recession , ,

it enters the S ign S a gittarius and this is pictured


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i n the symbolical Zodiac as a Centaur p art horse


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and p art man T hus it shows aptly the fact that


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human spirit on its pilgrimage through matter is


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seeking that it aspires to someth i ng that lies beyond


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it as a lofty ideal for the bow points upward to the


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stars .
E VO LUTI O N A S SHOWN IN TH E ZODIAC 9

t il it y I t is plain from th is sym bol that the first fac


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ul t y of th e mind evolve d by i nfant human i ty wa s

c un ni n g and we still see that that is a characterist ic


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trait amon g the lower races the lower classes an d t h e


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lower natures even amon g our p resent d ay humanity -


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L i bra

Th

Bu t when the S un enters the si gn Libra , e

S c al es by p recess ion the balan ce of reason gives
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him a n ew start up on the evolutionary p ath U n d er .

the care Of divin e instructors m an had at that time


advance d to the p o i nt where b ecause Of this n ew
faculty re as on he co ul d b e made fully resp onsible
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to n ature s laws an d thus reap what he sows tha t
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he m ay l earn the lesson of life by actual e x p erience ,

b e abl e to reason out the connect i on between cause


and efi ec t and i n time learn to govern himself up on
the p ath of p rogress .

Vi rgo

T hus ,under the guidance of the spiritual hier


archies focused through the S i gns of Cap ri c o rn S ag
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i ttari us S c o rp i o and Li bra were his physical moral


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and mental attributes ac q uired and he w as equipp ed ,

to commence the spi ri tual S ide of his evo lution Th e .

germ of this p rogress is hi d den in the cel estial virgin ,

the si gn Vi rgo which is the vehicle Of the i m m ac u


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l ate conception the heavenly mother Of Chri st


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not of one Christ only but of m any T his is one O f


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the most sublime si gn s of the Zodi ac and one Of t h e


10 TH E M E S SA G E OF T H E S TAR S

most mystic so fraught with hidden meanin g that


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its full imp ort cannot be fully understood save when


viewed by the internal light of spiritual illumina
tion Yearly at the Winter solstice t h e immacul ate
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Madonna is ascendant at midnight when the new ,

born S un commences to rise to the task of growing


the grain and grape to save humanity from the cold
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and famine which woul d inevitably result were he


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to remain i n the southern declinati on T h e S un is .

therefore an apt symbol O f the S avior born to feed ,

his flock on the spiritual bread O f life But as we .


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must have eyes attuned to light to see the sun so ,

m ust the Christ be born within A s A ngelus S il esi us .

says

T h o u gh Chri st a th o u s an d t i m e s i n Be thl e h em b e b orn


A n d n o t w i thi n th y s e l f t h y so u l w ill b e f o rl o r n
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T h e C r o s s o n G ol go th a th o u l o o ke st t o i n v ai n

U l
n e ss w thi thy sel f it b e s e t u p ag ai n
i n .

T herefore by the p recessional passage O f the


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S un through the si gn Virgo the germinal impulse ,

was given towards the birth of Christ within Th c .


m y s ti c m arriage

O f the lower self to the hi gher th e

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i m m ac u l at e c o nc e p ti o n and t h e di v i ne m o th erh o o d
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which nourishes deep in its bosom unseen by a scot ,

fi n g world t h e n ew born C h ri st is an actual e x p o


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ri en c e Of a growing number of people


An d with .

out the celestial prototype f ruc t ifi e d by the solar


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precession this would be an impossibility ; n either


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has this i de al b ee n realized i n such fullness dur i ng


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the p ast ages as today T h e reason of this will ap


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p ear when w e take up the j oint consideration of


O pp osite si gns of the Zodiac .

L eo

A great future is i n store for this o ffsp ring O f


the celestial virgin Listen to the wonderful p ro
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p h e c y O f I saiah F o r unto us a child is born unto ,

us a S o n is given and the government shall b e up on


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his S houlders and his name shall be called Wo nder


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l C o u n s e l l o r the
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M i h
g yt Go d the E v er l as t
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F at h er the Pri n c e of P eac e
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O f the increase of H i s
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government and peace there shall be n o e nd .

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H um anity is to rise to a w onderful spiritual



height and this is symbolized by the S un s p reces
si o n al p assage through the R oyal S i gn Leo pictor ,

i al l y rep resented by the kin g of beasts the li on T his ,


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i s an apt allusion to the King of C reation wh o wil l ,

then embody the three great virtues of the M aste r


Man S trength Wisdom and B eauty
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I t is wonderful to see h o w the various phases of


the reli gions given to the Great A ry O S emitic R ace -

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from the time they were called out in the later
third of the A tlantean E poch to the end of the ,

A quarian A ge when a n ew race will have been defi n


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i t el y born . T his aspect Of the Zodiac will form the

sub j ect of our n e x t article It will S hed light on


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m any of the most Obscure p assages of the B ible as ,

only study of this Cosmic S cience can .


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12 T H E M E S S A GE O F T H E STAR S

When we consider the Zodiac i n its religious as


well as its evolutionary aspects by means of the six ,

p airs of opposite si gns into which the twelve may


be divided we also commence with Cancer and Cap
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ri c o rn for the reason given i n the p revious articl e


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namely : that these are the solstitial p oints where


the S un reaches its hi ghest and lowest declination .

Considered i n this manner we find that there ,


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are two sets of three p airs of S igns namely C ancer , ,

and Capricorn Gemini and S agittarius T aurus and


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S corpio I n these three p airs of signs we may read


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the history of human evolution and religion i n t h e ,

early the middle and the latter third of the A tlan


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tean E poch I n the other three p airs of si gns : A ries


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and Libra Pisces and Virgo A quarius and Leo ; we


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find the key to man s development during the A ryan
E poch .T his is also divisible into three distinct
periods namely : the A ry an A ge from M oses to
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Christ which comes under A ries Libra ; the Pis c e an


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A ge which takes i n the last t wo thousand years un


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der Pisces Virgo Catholicism an d the t wo thousand


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years which are ahead of us c alled the A q uari an ,

A ge where the signs A quarius and Leo are i l l um


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i n at e d and v i v ifi e d by the solar precession for the ,

upliftment of the S o n of M an ( A quarius ) by t h e ,

Christ within the Lion of J udah ( Leo ) to the


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estate of S uperman .

I t must not be thought however that the A tlan


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tean E poch only l asted while the S un by p recession


went through Cancer Gemini and T aurus a p eriod
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of only six thousand an d a f ew hundre d years ; far


from it ; but there are s pirals within spirals an d re
capitulation takes pl ace i n the ep ochs and races so ,

that we may kn ow what i s the general destiny by



looking at the S un s p assage through these si gns and
therewith takin g this imp ort and symbolism into c o n
sideration I t may also be said that the further we
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advance the smaller d o the spirals b ecome the shorter ,

the time i n which a g i ven imp rovement is made b e ,

cause of the p roficiency we attained in former ages ,

and therefore it is e x tremely p rob able that this p res


ent is the last l ap that the coming A quar i an A ge i s
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the final p rep aratory school d ay which will fit us for


the n ew age the S i x th E p och an d that will begin
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when the S un by p recession enters Cap ricorn .

T his of course would mean that the S econd


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A dvent must take pl ace j ust before that time an d ,

though it seems t o us that so many si gns p oint that


way this is a mere surmise an d m ay not have any
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truth i n it at all T housands of people have been


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misl ed durin g all the ages that we know of to think ,

that Christ would soon be here ; it i s however better


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that we are looking forward to it than if we shoul d


say with some that i t will never take place In that
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case the Great D ay will fin d us unp rep ared and we


should find ourselves amon g the stragglers who
are unfit to attend the weddin g feast of the highe r

S elf to the low er because lacking t h e soul

b ody which is the wedding garment that enfolds
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C an c er Cap ri c o rn 95 —149 )
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Th e S un s p assage by p recession through the


S phere of Cancer with its opp osite S i gn Cap r i corn ,

desi gnates the early third of the A tl antean p eriod ,

which was intensely watery as the whole earth was


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surrounded by a dense drenching fog and the Niebe ,

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lung or Children of the Mist
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lived then i n the
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basins of the E arth Cancer was not then rep re


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sented by the same symbol as today ; i n ancient times ,

it was pictorially figured as a beetl e or scarab T hi s .

was the S ignature of the soul for then ma nkind ,

was much less body than soul .

T h e si gn Cancer is watery i n its nature and the ,

fish p art of Capricorn in the O pposite also help s to


symbolize this state of life under water when the S un
went through the watery S ign Cancer by p recession .

T h e M oon the planet of fecundation p oints mystic


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ally to this period of germination when mankind ,

first commenced to exercise the Creative function at


the dictates of desire inculcated by the Lucifer S pir
its . T hus they opened the Gate o f physi cal Life
thro ugh Ca ncer and strayed into the terrestrial
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sphere but opposite stood S aturn the ruler of Cap


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ri c o rn ready to S lay them with his scythe an d usher


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them through the Gate of D eath back into the spir


i t u al realms where they are at home .

Capricorn was the opposite of Cancer and em


bodied the ideal that as the goat climbs the moun
tains so man must leave the basin of A tlant i s and
come up from the mist .
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Ge m i ni S agi t t ari u s
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O u r condition d urin g the middle th i rd of t h e



A tl antean E p och is illustrated i n the S un s p assage
through the si gn Gemini the twins which aptly rep , ,

resent infant humanity D uring thi s age the division


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of soul from soul by the veil of flesh wh i ch we call ,

the b ody became more noticeable for the atmosphere


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had al ready cleared to a considerabl e e x tent an d t h e ,

faculties of the spirit had become mor e focuse d i n


its physical instrument With this delusion of t h e
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p ersonal self there came at once the idea of me
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and thee min e and thine our indivi d ual i nter
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ests commenced to clash wi th those of others so that ,

a tragedy such as that recorded between Cain an d


A bel became p ossible No r was the sheddin g of bloo d
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confined to h uman b ei n gs for we learn from the ,


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B ible that Nimrod was a mi ghty hunter T his
savage ideal was exp ressed i n the Celestial Centaur ,

S agittarius with his bow and arrow


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B ut both Of these p airs of opp osites : Cancer


Cap ricorn and Gemini S agittarius may be c on si d
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ered pre historic hieroglyphics of a d evelopment ac


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complished i n S idereal years lon g p as t though none , ,

the less im p o rt ant o n that account O u r o wn times .


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with the developmen t p rescribed for them are sym ,

b ol i c al l y rep resented i n the four p ai rs of si gn s within


the fix ed cross : the B ull the Lion the S erp ent and , ,

the M an .

F o r that reason the two p a i rs of opp osites com


p rising the fix ed si gn s T aurus S corp i o and L eo,
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THE M E S SA G E OF T H E STAR S

quarius are mentioned i n the Bible an d we shal l


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fi nd that our modern systems of religion are full of


allusions to the S igns which lie between them namely , ,

the three pairs of opposites : A ries Libra Pisces -


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Virgo and A quarius Leo T hese three pairs Of oppo


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sites are as already stated emblematic of the devel


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o p m e nt in the e ar l y third of the A ryan E p och the ,

S un by precession went through the si gn A ries the ,

m i ddl e third of the A ryan E poch finds the S u n in

Pisces by precession and during the last third of


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this E poch the S un will go through the S ign A qua


rius Then the solstiti al point Capricorn will see the
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inauguration of a n ew cycle or age .

T h e spiritual prep aration for this development


commenced about thirteen thousand B C when the . .

S un by precession was i n the S ign Libra the B al


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ance the last time and di fferent phases of this germ


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inal impregnation of the p eople then living were


carried on during the p recessional travel of the S un
through Virgo Leo and culminated in Cancer about
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eight thousand B C when the last Of A tlantis was


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destroyed by water substantially as related by the ,

E gyptian pri ests to Plato and we shall see presently ,

h o w those germinal ideals given to humanity in those ,

far b y gone days have grown and flowered into fac


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tors Of human development and spiritual S tandar ds


of the greatest importance .

T aurus S c orp i o -

( E
S —H1 )
In the latter third of A tlantis E goism had de ,
18 THE M E S SA G E O F T H E S TAR S

fullness at the beginning ; they are started and go


through a p eriod of gestation long before the religion
which they are to succeed comes into material e x ist
ence and similarly an ancient reli gi on about to be
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abrogated surv ives lon g after the religion which suc


c e e ds it has become the o fficial source for upliftment

of humanity T h e original S emites chosen to inang


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urate the worship Of the L amb A ries during , ,


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the A ryan E poch were taken from E gypt , ,

No t our mod ern


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the home of the Bull T aurus .

T h e story Of Pharaoh who e n


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E gypt however .
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de av o re d to prevent thei r emigration and was


drowned has reference to A tlantis which was sub
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merged thousands o f years before M oses is supp osed


to have made his escap e with the Israelites through

T h e facts underlying the story are

the R e d S e a .

that a multitude of people left the land where the


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bull T aurus was worship ed ( A tlantis or E gypt ) ,

wh o se i n h ab it an t s were drowned to seek a p rom ‘


'

,

ised land beyond the water which then engul fed
‘ ’
an u ngo dl y nati o n T here they were dedicated to .

worship the Lamb A ries This lamb had been sl ain


‘ ’
.


i n E gypt ( A tlantis ) ; through its blood these pio

n e ers had been preserved from death an d it was ,



thus the Lamb slain from the foundation of the ,

( p resent ) World which we call th e A ry an E p o c h .

Noah s escap e p resents another phase of the same


occurrence relating that the mists which had envel


oped A tlantis condensed to rain and floode d the ,

basins of the earth leaving a clear atmosphere i n


:

,
EVO LU TI O N A S SH O W N I N TH E ZO D I A C 19

whi ch the R ainb ow was S een for the first time at the
openin g of the Ne w A ge the A ryan E p och where
, ,

a n e w Covenant was made with the p ioneers of th e

p olity then ushered in .

A tlantis was the home of the B ull T aurus an d , ,

when the S un by p recession was l e av i n g t h at sign


, ,

th e l ast time the R eli gion of the L amb A ries was


,

definitely ushered in T henceforth the worship of


.
,

the Bull was abro gated and when any of the p ioneer
race brought out from the ancient A tl antean dis
,

p en sat i o n by the bl ood of the Lamb A ries backsli d , ,

‘ ’
and worship ed the T aurean C alf they acted con ,

t rary to the l aw of p ro gress and were therefor e


‘ ’
Idolaters an d an abomination to the d ivin e bi er
,

archs whose task it was to guide them durin g the


ages p recedin g the advent of Christ O n account . .

‘ ’
of rep eated trans gression s many were l ost and ,

they are the J ews Of today who still retain thei r


A tlantea ntraits ( see Cosmo Conception )

.

A p art from the A strolo gi c al key the B ible i s ,

truly a cl osed book but with this key the matter i s


, ,

di ff erent I n the O l d T estament reference is mad e


.

to two cl asses Of animals : B ulls which were T au ,

rean and S heep an d Goats which w ere A r i an T hes e


, , .

alone were used as S acrifices ( T urtle doves wer e


.

p ermitted as a con cession to p overty ) A l l the p rin .

c i p al characters O f the Ol d disp ensation were shep

herds ( A ri an ) an d Chr i st also announces H imsel f


as the Great S hepher d .

I n the New T estament we find another animal ,


20 THE M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

th e F ish ,
attaining great p rominence and the ap os ,

t les were called to be F ishers of M e n




for then the ,

s u n by p recession was nearing the cusp O f Pisces .

t h e F ish and Christ spoke of the time when the


,

S o n of M an ( A quarius ) S hall come T hus our evo .

l ut i o n ary j ourney is mapped out in the hidden astro


l ogical allusions of the Bible .

T h e student now has a line on the march of


e vents which it is well to keep i n mind
,
.

J esus taught the multitudes i n parables b ut ex


pl ained the mysteries of the Kin gdom to H i s disci
p les . Paul gave meat to the strong but the milk of ,

doctrine to the multitude for there has always been ,

an e x oteric and an esoteric S ide in every religion .

I f we take T aurus the S i gn of the B ull to sym bolize


, ,

t h e worship of that animal as p racticed i n E gypt ,

P ersia and other countries at that time then we ,

s hall fi n d that the opp osite S ign S corpio symbolizes


, ,

the esoteric doctrine of the p riesthood which were ,

the guardians of these ancient A tlantean M ysteri es .

I n this connection we will note first that the S i gn


S corpio is represented in the pictorial Zodiac by a
S corpion or S erpent and we wish to imp ress p ar
,

t i c ul arl y on the student s mind that the S corpion


h as its s ti n g i n t h e t ail while the S erpent has the


,

! v en o m i n i ts t e e t h T his is very significant as we


.
,

s hall see presently .

O n looking up the word serpent in the B ibl e ,

we shall find that there are about seven words that


h ave thus been translated ; but one of them which ,
E V O LU T I O N A S SHOWN IN THE ZODIAC 21

was borrowed from E gy p t is N aj a T his word i s


, .

found o n the old tablets i n the ancient temples o f


E gypt where O siris the S u n Go d is hai l ed when
, ,

arising from the p rimordial deep H e was then .

crowned with glory and has the U r aeus Naj a an ,

e m b l em o f c os m i c wis do m T h e U r aeus was a p ar t


.


of a serp ent s body with its head p rotrudin g from
,

a p oint i n the forehead j ust ab ove the nose where


'

the human sp irit has its seat ; and Christ therefore


referred to the ancient S erp ent I nitiates when H e -
,

“ ”
said : B e ye wise as serp ents .

I n ancient E gypt the King wore a crown ad orned


by a do u bl e s erp en t Uraeus or Naj a whi ch seems to
, ,

p rotrud e from hi s forehead when the crown w as


pl aced upon his head T his was to symbolize the fact
.

that he held the doubl e Office of King and Priest b y


virtue of his sublim e wisdom I n I ndia also th e
.
, ,

guardians of the M ystery T eachings were called



Nagas or S erp ents

I n the I celandic E ddas
. the ,

Northern Ved as S iegfried the truth seeker sl ays


, , ,

th e serp ent tastes of its blood and then becomes


,

wise No r to elab orate on the statement made above


.
, ,

is it necessary t o go outside our o wn reli gion for


p roof that the serp ent is the symbol of wisdom for ,

“ ”
the Christ H imself said : B e ye wise as serp ents .

T h e serp ent i s certainly not sufficiently sagacious to


warrant a literal meanin g of this saying ; but when
we understand that when the creative fire is drawn
upwards through the serp entine S pinal cord it vi
brates the pituitary body and the pineal gland con ,
22 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

n ec t i ng the E go with the invisibl e worlds by opening


up a hidden sense the allusion is perfectly clear
,
.

T here is however a lower phase of S piritual


, ,

development symbolized in ancient times by placing


,

the U rze us or serpent at the navel to show that the ,

mediumistic faculties in the solar plexus had been


developed M ediumshi p is a negative phase of spir
.

i t u al sight or hearin g p ossessed by a p erson c on


trolled by an outside intelligence who then p ro p h e
sies T his undesirable phase of seership was rep re
.

sented in the Zodiac by the symbol O f the S corpion ,

which has the sting in its tail I n the S erp ent


.

I nitiate the Creative Cosmic F ire was drawn u p


ward through the head to serve a spiritual end ; i n
the M edium the creative energy is expressed for
selfish sensual ends through the procreative organ
,

ruled by S corpio .

T h e point between the eyeb rows whence the ,

s erpent of w isdom p rotrudes is t h e seat o f l ife


, ,

whereas all that op ens the womb is subj ect to t h e


s t i ng o f de at h contained in the S corpion s tail
,

.

I f we n o w turn with this information to our


B ible we shall find that a great m any things p re
,
,

v i o usl y obscure will become clear


, A s said the .
,

E gyptian word for this Urwu s or serpent is Na a


j
and it was borrowed by the Israelites who expressed
the negative faculty of mediumship by affix ing the
“ ”
feminine ending oth : Nai o th while those wh o are ,

able to function consci ously in the spiritual worlds


were given the positive male plural ending “ i m
,
7
E V O LU T I O N A S S HO WN IN THE ZO D I A C 23

and were called Nai m I f we read the nineteenth


.

chapter of first S amuel with this understand n we


S hall r e adily see that the incident there narrated
was of a mediumistic nature D avid had becom e
.

“ ”
afraid of S aul an d he went with S amuel to N aioth .

T his i s supp osed by B ibl e translators to b e a place ,

and maybe a v illage was so named B ut if that was .

the case it was b ecause the p eople who lived in that


,

place were Naioth or mediums ,


T hey were called .

p rophets i n the chapter before us and it is si gn i fi ,

cant that as soon as anyone came within their camp ,

h e commenced to p rophesy or speak under control .

E ven S aul wh o cam e there anx ious to get D avid


, ,

away that he mi ght slay him was seiz ed by the ,

spirits and p rophesied to the amazement of all,

p resent .

I n the N e w T estament we are t old that the


C h i rst went to the city of Nain and there raised t h e
S o n of a W i do w In the L atin T estament this city
.
,

was not called Nain but Nai m ,


A n d it 1 S very S i g
.

n i fi c an t that all three Naim Naioth and E ndor


, , ,

where the sorceress that assisted S aul is sup pose d


to have lived are in the same locality by M ount
,

T abor.

E v ery F re e M ason knows that the brethren of



that O rd er are Call ed S ons of the Widow And .

it is stated in the Bi ble that H iram A bi ff the M aster ,


Builder of S olomon s T emple was the S o n of a ,

Widow a cunnin g craftsman


,
We cannot in the.

p resent article rep eat the M asonic L egend which tells


24 THE M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

the reason why T his we have given i n the books on


.

“ ”
F ree Masonry and Catholicism
-
and also i n our
book on the R osicrucian Philosophy B ut su ffi ce .

it to say that i n the Bibl e story to which reference


has been made we have one of the Naim a Wi d ow s
, ,

S on or initiate of the old S erp e nt S chool for the ,

“ ”
p riests of E gypt were p h re e m essen children of ,

li ght . E ach had within the ancient S erp ent Wis ,

dom . B ut a n ew religion was being inaugurated ,

and it was necessary to raise the ancient I nitiates


to the Mysteries of the Coming A ge Th erefo re t h e .

C h ris t t h e L i o n of J udah L o rd o f t h e n ew Ki ngdo m


, , ,

wen t t o t h e W i do w s S o n of Nai m and raised him


up by the strong grip of the Lion s p aw A n d we ’


.

may here emphasize that the first I nitiate under the


n e w system was H iram A bi ff the highest I nitiate of ,

the old system who by this n e w initiation given him


, ,

by the Christ became a C h ri sti an pledged to bear


, ,

the R o s e and the Cross which were the symbols of


,

the New Mystery T eachings of the Western World


and he was then given the symbolical name : C h ri s
tian R osenkreuz .

T hus from the time when the S un enters the


S ign A ries by precession it became a crime for the
,

chosen people to worship the bull exoterically or to ,

partake of the esoteric S erpent wisdom A n d for .

a similar reason i t i s I dol atry wh e n p eo p l e of t h e


W es t t ake up t h e E ast ern r el i gi o ns H i ndoo ism , ,

Bu ddh i sm and ki ndred t eac h i ngs


in the A ryan . F or
E pochs only the A ryan R eligions the religions of
, ,
26 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

called H i s disciples to be fishers of men f o r the ,

S un by p recession was then leaving the S ign of the


L amb and entering Pisces the S ign of the fishes ,
.

T herefore a n e w phase of the A ryan religion was



opening up T h e Bishop s mitre is also in the form
.


of a fish s head .

T h e Ne w T estament therefore does not mention , ,

the Bull or the Lamb but references to the fishes are ,

numerous We also find the celesti al virgin ( TTIZ )


.

prominent and the wheat ear of Virgo is the B read


of Life resultant from the immaculate p urity T hus
, .

Christ fed the multitude on fish ( Pisces ) an d loaves


( Virgo ) .

B efore the time Of Christ the n ew reli gion of ,

the Lamb ( A ries ) could get no foothold M oses the


, .
,

erstwhile leader could not bring the chosen p eople


,

“ ”
to the promised land T hat was reserved for .

J oshua the son of Nu n


, J oshua is the H ebraic for .

“ ”
J esus and the H ebrew word Nun means

fish ( Pisces ) It was thus foretold t h at t h e re
.
'

l i gi o n of the Lamb would attain p rominence


during the precessional passage of the S un through
the S ign Pisces the fishes , .

T his prophecy has been fulfilled for during the


t wo thousand years which have elap sed since the


birth of J esus the Western religion has been taught
,

by a celibate priesthood worshiping an immaculate ,

virgin symbolized by the celestial S i gn Virgo which


,
,

I s the opposite of Pisces T his same p riesthood has .

also enj oined the eating of fish and forbidden the use
E V O LU T I O N A S SHOWN IN TH E Z O DI A C 27

of flesh ( T O o n certain days When the children


‘ ’ ‘

of Israel left the flesh p ots of E gypt where the B ull ,

E5 was Sl ain they left it by the bl ood Of the L amb


,

( T B ut i n the Piscean disp ensation no S heddin g


‘ ’

of blood i s en j oined an d flesh eatin g is condemned


as a sin at certain times for m an is n o w taught to ,

forsake the lusts of the flesh and al so l usting after


the flesh .

T hi s ideal was tried under the A ryan disp ensa


tion when the chosen p eopl e were yet i n the Wilder
,

ness so called but without success ; they would not


, ,

have the heavenl y manna Now however m an is .


, ,

bein g weaned from the cannibalistic p ractice and ,

in the seven hundred years which remain before the


A quarian age is definitely ushered in we will i n all , ,

p robability have made great strides both i n over


, ,

comin g the lust of the flesh and the lust after the
flesh F o r Virgo the immaculate celestial vi rgin
.
, ,

an d the ears of wheat contained i n the S ign show ,

b oth these ideals as p rofitable to soul growt h at the


p resent time J upite r the planet of benevolence an d
.
,

philanthropy whi ch rules Pisces has been a p romi


, ,

nent factor i n p romotin g altruism durin g the p ast


t wo m il l e n i um s .

A q uari us—L eo (m — SL)


I t is often said an d rightly so that the boy i s
, ,

father O f the m an A n d o n the sam e p rinciple w e


.

m ay say that the S o n of Man is the S up er M an ; -

therefore , when the S un by p recession enters the


28 THE M E S SA G E OF TH E STARS

celestial S ign A quarius the water bearer we sh al l ,


-
,

have a new phase of the religion of the L amb ex ,

o t e ri c al l y ; and the ideal to be striven for is S hown i n

the Opposite S ign Leo ,


.

Th e M oon which is the habitat of the autocratic


,

R ace R ul er and Lawgiver J ehovah is e x alted i n , ,

T aurus the S ign of the Bull and all R ace reli gions
, , ,

even the M osai c phase of the A ryan reli gion of the


Lamb demanded a sacrificial vi ctim for every trans
,

g r ess i o n of that l aw But the S u n is.exalted i n

A ries an d when the great S un spirit Christ came


, , ,

as H igh P riest of the A ryan religion H e abrogated ,

sacrifice of o t h ers by o ff ering up H i m sel f as a p er


p e t u al s acrifi c e for si n .

By looking to the mother ideal of Virgo during



the Piscean A ge and following the Christ s example
,

of sacrificial S ervice the immaculate conception b e


,

comes an actual experience to each of u S and Christ .


, ,

the S o n of M an A quarius is born within us T h us


, , .
,

gradually the third phase of the A ryan religion will


,

be usher e d in and a n ew ideal will b e found i n the


Lion of J udah Leo Courage of conviction strength
,
.
,

of character and kindred virtues make man truly the


King of Creation worthy of the trust an d the con
,

fi de n c e of the lower orders of life as well as of the


love of the D ivine H ierarchs above .

T his the mystic message of M an s evolution i s



, ,

m arked in flaming characters up on the field of


heaven where he who runs may read A n d when we
, .

study the revealed purpose of Go d we shall in turn ,


E VO LU TI O N A S SHOWN IN TH E Z O DI A C 29

lea rn to conform intelligently to that design t h ereby


,

hastenin g the day of emancip ation from our p resent


c ramp ed environment to the p erfect liberty of free
S pirits risen sup erior to the l aw of S i n and D eath
, ,

through Christ the L ord of Love an d Life


,
.

It i s for us to decipher this message and solve


,

the R iddle of the Universe .


CH A PT E R I I .

ME A S U R E P L A N E T AR Y
'

TH E or A M E N A BI LI T Y TO

VI BR A TI ON S

N udgin g a horoscope it is of p rime i


HE j m

p ortance that we take into consideration the so


c i al and racial standin g of the indivi dual for c o n fi gu ,

rations which are of great significance i n the horo


scop e of an educated Caucasian may mean little or ,

nothing in the figure of a Chi nese Coolie an d v i ce


versa Neglect of this factor would inevitably lead
.

to false conclusions as w e shall n ow ex plain


,
.

It i s a mystic maxim that the lower i n the scal e


of evolution a being is placed the more certai nly it
responds to the planetary rays and conversely the ,

higher w e ascend in the scal e of attainment th e


more the m an conquers and rules his s tars freein g ,

himself from the leading strings of the D ivine H ier


archies . T his yoke was not however placed up on
, ,

m an i n order to restrain him needlessly but j ust as ,

w e i n our ordinary life restrain a child from doin g


things i n i gnorance which would hurt it and m ayb e
, ,

cripple it for life so also are we restrained by the


,

D ivine H ierarchies through the pl anetary aspects


i n such a manner that we d o not hurt ourselves b e
yond recovery i n the Great S chool of L i fe .

30
P LAN E TARY VI B R A T I O N S 31

But coupled with this gui d ance there i s of cours e


the m easure of free Will which grows as w e evolve
,
.

T h e child i n our midst h as really very littl e free


.

wi ll it is sub j ected not only to i t s p arents but to


,

the servants if such there be i n the household and


, ,

to everybody with whom I t is associ ated all ex ercise ,

control over it for its Own good A s the chil d grows .


,

this measure of restraint i s by degrees rel ax ed i n ,

the course of years the child will l earn to ex ercise


i t s free will T hi s m ethod has b een followed by the
.

Di vin e H ierarchies i n the case of m an Infant H u .

m anity was absolutely guided by D i v i ne rules wit h



out hav i ng any Will at all T hus shalt thou d o or
, ,


not do ,
were inj unctions l aid up on them whic h
must be i mplicitly ob eye d otherwise the D ivine dis
,

pl easure was at on ce S hown by such strenuous mani



f est at i o n s as app eal ed to i nfant human i ty s mind ,

n amely li ghtnin g thunder earth quakes and great


, , ,
-

visitations of plagues T his was for their collective


.

guidance ; for indivi d ual restra i nt there were strict


laws commandments and ordinances T r i bute must
, .

b e p aid continually to the D i vi ne L ea d er and o ff ered


up o n the altar as sacrifices an d for every o ff ense ,

against the l aw a certa i n sacr i fice of m aterial goo d s


must b e m ade F ear was the d omin ant keynote of
.


that d isp ensation : for T h e fear of the Lor d is t h e

b eg i nn i ng of r i ghteousness T his reg i me was car
.

r i e d on un d er the pl anetary cond i t i ons of M ars an d


the M oon . M ars b e i n g t h e hom e of the d om i nant
Luc i fer S p i rits gave to ma nki n d the energy n ec es
,
32 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

sary that evolution may be accomplished ; this mar


tial energy was of the very greatest imp ortance p ar ,

t i c ul arl y of course i n the earlier stages T h e M oon .


,

which is the home of the A ngels under their D ivi n e ,

Leader J ehovah gave to infant humanity that child


,

like brain mind which is amenabl e to rul ership and


-
,

bends itself readily before authority .

T hese with S aturn were the onl y planetary rays


which a ff ected man kind as a whole during the L e
murian epoch and if a horoscop e were erected for
,

any of the p eople who lived then it would be u n ,

necessary to enter the places of the other planets ,

because they could not respond to their rays E ven .

today a great p art of mankind has not evolved


very far beyond that p oint a large class p articul arly
, ,

amon g those we sp eak of as the lower races an d even ,

the lower classes Of our western world are dominated


p rincip ally by these planetary rays Under thei r .

impulses they act with automatic certainty i n a


specific manner and it is p ossibl e to p redict ex actly
,

what they will do under a certain asp ect of these


planets because they live entirely i n their emotions
,

and are scarcely if at all resp onsive to the int el l ec


, ,

tual vibrations of M ercury N either can they ap


.

p re c i at e such emotions as si gnified by Venus or its


octave U ranus ; they respond solely to the lower na
,

ture the animal p assions T hey move under the i m


, .

pulses Of Mars and the M oon resp ectin g sex and sus
t en an c e . T heir pleasures are of the lowest and most
sensual nature they liv e like ani mals
, A ltogether .
34 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

the A tlantean epoch the L ords of Venus and the


,

Lords of M ercury came to the earth for the p urp ose


of giving a further impulse to the mental and emo
t i on al development It was the task of Venus to
.

combat t h e l o we r emotions and raise the brutish ani


'

mal p assion of M ars to the softer and more beautiful


Venus love S h e was to add beauty to stren gth and
-
.
,

to attain that ideal the Lords of Venus fostered the


plastic arts p ainting and sculpture these were not
, ,

taught m en of the general public at that time ; the


ideals which are to be develop ed in a race are al
ways first taught to the most advanced ones i n a
mystery temple and at that time initiation included
,

no spiritual instruction but consisted of an educa


,

tion in the liberal arts S culpture taught how t h e


.

beautiful may be incorporated in p hys i cal form I t .

called attention to the body and idealized the softly


curved lines T h e result is n o w incorp orated in our
.

own race body for it s hould be thoroughly under


,

stood that i n a mystery school an ideal i s not taught


today S imply to be forgotten tomorrow or the next
generation but ideals are inculcated so that i n time
,

they may become a p art of the very life soul and ,

body of the race C omp are the race body of the


.

Indian the Bush man the H ottentots etc


,
-
, with , .
,

that of the modern civilized man and you will find ,

that there is indeed beauty added to stren gth .

It m ay be obj ected that we are degenerating


compared with what is shown in the H ellenic A rts ,

but that is p ositively not so it is rather that we ,


P L A N E TARY VI B RAT I O N S 35

have not yet attained to that highest ideal I n ah .

cient Greece the mystery templ es occup ied a muc h


m ore p rominent p osition than today the beautiful ,

form was idolized to the detrim ent of t h e min d not


withstandin g the fact that she had a Plato and a
S ocrates T h e L ords of M ercury who had charge
.

of the develop ment of mind at the time when th e


,

L ords of Venus e x ercised their great influence o n


the emotions had not then been abl e to make a uni
,

v e rsal l y strong i mp ression o n the early humanity

We are well aware even today that it hurts to think ,

but it is easy t o f o l l o w the emotions A t th e p res


'

ent time the m iddle cl ass of the west is much fur


ther advanced than the ancient Greeks because of
the influence of these t wo planetary rays in o u r
lives
. Woman naturally excels i n the hi ghly i m
agi n at i v e Venus faculty because of her p art in t h e
,

creative function which aids i n mouldin g the bod y "

of the race O n that account her figure has the


.

graceful curves which naturally express beauty ,

while man has the worldly wise intellect fostered b v


-

the Lords Of M ercury and i s the exponent of reason


, ,

the creative agency of physical p rogress in t h e



world s work .

We always lon g for admire and aspire to wha t


, ,

w e lack I n days of savagery when kicks and cu ffs


.

were her daily fare woman longed for a caress from


her lord T h e Venus ray gave her beauty and m ad e
.

her an adept i n the fem inine arts which have conqu er


ed the masculine heart so that now b e pl ays th e
,
'
36 THE M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

r ole of p rotector o n the plea that woman is n ot m en


t ally competent ; meanwhile he is becoming that
which he admire s i n her ; he is more gentle an d
k ind Venus is conquering M ars but the M ercury
, ,

delusion of intellectual sup eriority needs another i n


fl ue n c e to conquer it A nd this woman is n o w at
.

t racted by the aspiration A s S h e mastered martial


.

b rutality by Venus beauty so also will she free her , ,

Self from M ercurial bondage by Uranian intuition .

T o primitive man driven by the whip lash of


,
-

S aturnine necessity when not by the animal lust


,

and p assions of M ars and the M oon the World looks


gloomy F ear is the key note of his e x t i st en c e ; fear
.
-

of animals ; fear of other m en ; fear of the natur e


forc es ; fear of everything around him H e must .

e ver be watchful an d o n the alert , vigilance is eter

nally the p rice of safety B ut when evolution makes


.

h i m amenable to the influence of Venus and M e r


cury they soften his emotions and brighten the m en
,

t ality ; he begins to feel love and reason as factors i n


l ife. T h e S un al so begins to brighten his outlook
upon life and sunshine i n the nature of man dur
,
'

ing this phase o f his evolution p artly dispels the


cloud of S aturn T hus by degrees as he evolves and
.
, ,

beco m e s re sponsive to the music of the spheres one ,

strin g after another i n the celest ial harp strikes the


kindred chord in the human soul and makes him
amenable to its vibrations SO that as a tuning fo rk
,

which is struck a
-

waken s t h e music in other tuni ng


,

f ork s of even pitch within reasonab le distan ce the ,


PL A N E TA RY VI B RAT I O N S 37

planets i n our sol ar system have in evolutionary suc


cession struck vari ous chord s t h at have found an
echo i n the human heart .

B ut the strings on the celestial Lyre of A p oll o


are not all in harmony some are i n a c t ual discord
, ,

and while m an resp onds to some he must necessarily


remain at least p arti ally unresp onsive to others I n
, ,
.

fact before it is p o ssibl e to respond p erfectly to


,

the rays of Venus it is necessary for m an to conquer


M ars to a consid erable d egree and bring him under ,

c ontrol so that certain undesirabl e martial traits in


his nature w ill be kept i n the background while oth
'

ers which m ay be valuable are retained T h e Venus


, ,
.

love which is willing to give all for the loved ones


cannot dwell sid e by side i n th e heart with the M ars


ray which demands all for self T herefore the sav .

age must learn to conquer himself i n a certain


measure ere he may become the more civilized fam
il y m an o f modern times
.
Under the unrestrained .

p assionate rays of M ars and the M oon p arents bring ,

children into the world and l eave them to take care


of themselves almost as animals do for they are p ro ,

ducts of animal p assion T h e females are bought and


. .

sold as a horse or c o w o r els e t aken by fo rce and car


ried away E ven so l ate as the medi aeval d ark ages
. .

the kni ght often c arried away his brid e by force of


arms p ractic ally in the sam e m ann er that the m al e
,

animals b attle for the p ossession of the female at


mating time .

T hus w e see that the first step toward civiliza


-

38 THE M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

tion requires that a man conquer one or more Of the


planets to a certain degree at least U nbridled p as .

sion such as generated by the p rimitive M ars rays


is no more p ermissible under the regime of mod

ern c i vilization neither is the tenet that might is
,


right any longer admissible save in wars when we ,

return to barbarism T h e M ars quality Of physical


.

p rowess that at one time made it a virtue to attack


,

others and take away p rop erty is no longer adm i r ,

ed i n the individual It is punished by various


means according to l aw though it is still e ff ective


, ,

as far as nations are concerned who go to war under ,

this primitive impulse in order to secure territorial


aggr andizement H owever as said M ars has b een
.
, ,

conquered to a great degree in civil and social life


i n ord er that the Venus love might take the place
of the M ars passion .

A S previously noted the children of p rimitive


,

man were left to their o wn resources as soon as the y ,

had been taught to d efend themselves in physical


warfare With the advent of M ercury another
.

method is observable T h e battle of life nowadays


.
,

is no longer fought with physical weap ons alone .

B rain rather than brawn determines success T here


, .

fore the period of education has been lengthened as

e rncivilization T hus m an sees nature from a mor e


.

sunny S i de when he has learned to respond to the


PL A N E TA RY VI B RAT I O N S 39

S un , Venus , M ercury , M ars , M oon and S aturn , ev en


if only i n a very slight m easure .

But although these various stages of evolutio n


have gradually b rought m an under the dominance
of a number of planetary rays the development has ,

been one sided for it has aimed to foster interest


-

solely i n things over which he h a s a p roprietary


right : h i s business h i s house h i s family h i s cattle
, , , ,

farm etc are all vitally imp ortant and must b e


,
.
, ,

taken care of H is p ossessions must be increased


. ,

if possible no m atter what hap p ens to the p ossess


,

i ons family etc belonging to anyone else that is


, , .
, ,

not his c oncern B ut before he c an reach to a hi gh


.

er stage Of evolution it is necessary that this desire


to app rop riate the earth and retain i t for himself ,

if p ossible must give way to a desire to benefit his


,

fellowmen I n other wo rds E go i sm must give way


'

.
,

to A l truism an d j ust as S aturn by wielding the


,

whip l ash of necessity over him i n his p rimitive days


brought him up to his p resent p oint of civiliz atio n ,

so also J upiter the planet of altruism is destined to


, ,

raise him from the state of m a n to sup erman where

he will come under the U ranian ray in resp ect to


his emotional nature where p assion generated by ,

M ars will be replaced by Compassion and where the ,

childlike consciousness O f Lunar ori gin is rep l aced


by a Cosmic consciousness of the Neptunian ray .

A n d therefore the advent into our lives of the J up i


terian ray marks a very distinct advance i n the h u
m an development A S taught i n the R osicrucian
.
40 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

Cosmo Conception w e are to advance from our pres


-
,

ent E arth p eriod into the J upiter p eriod and there ,

fore the J up i t eri an ray marks that hi g h stage of al


truism whi ch will then be a p rominent factor i n our
relations one with the other and it will be readily
, ,

understood that before we can really resp ond to t h e


rays of J upiter w e must i n a measure cultivate al
truism and conquer the E goism that comes through
,

the M ercurial reasoning p ower We have learned to .

conquer som e of the phases of M ars and the M oon ,

we may have also learned to conquer some of the


lower phases of M ercury and Venus ; the more we
have overcome these the better we shall b e abl e to
respond to the hi ghest vibratory forces emanatin g
from these planets ; yes if we strive earnestly we
,

shall some day be able to overcome even the highest


stage of the Venus love that always atta ches itsel f
,

to an ob j ect whi ch is owned by us We love our .

children because t h ey are o urs ; we l ove our husbands


and wives becaus e they belon g to us ; we take p ride ,

Venusian p ride i n the i r moral characteristics or


,

M ercurial pride in their accomplishments but Christ ,



set a higher standard : Unless a m an leave his f a
ther and mother h e can not be my disciple Th e .

idea tha t we should neglect our fathers and mothers


or that we must hate them in order to follow H im
was far from H i s mind of course but father and
, ,

mother are only bodies ; the soul that inhabits this


body of the father and mother is to be loved not ,

the mere physical garm ent O ur love sh oul d b e the


. .
42 THE M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

planetary rays p roduce certain colors i n his aura ,

i n addition to the basic color which is the stamp


O f t h e race to which the m an belongs T h e m an with
.

the thin sickl y blues of a commingled S aturn an d


,

M ercury is to be pitied r ather than censured for the


,

avarice and gloom which are his constant attitude of


mind ; he sees everything i n the world through the
auric mirror which he has created around himself ;
he feels that the world is cold hard and s elfish that
, ,

therefore it is necessa ry for him to b e more sel fi sh


and mor e cold in order that he may p rotect himself .

O n the other hand when we see the divine blue ray


,

of J upiter ti nted with p erhaps the fi n e gold of Uran


i an nature we realize how di ff erently suc h an exalted
individual must view the world from that sordid
way of seeing and j udging things E ven those wh o .

have the faintest J u p it e ri an tinge are i n a world


filled with sunshine flowers blooming everything i n
, ,

nature is gay and glad A n d by looking at the world


.

'

through such an atmosphere they call forth from


other sources a similar response as the tunin g fork
,

previously mentioned generates i n another of an


even pitch .

A fter what has been said it will not be difficult


to understand that the U ranian characteris tics ,

wh ere love becomes comp assion give wisdom that,

is not dependent upon reasonin g a love that is not ,

fixed up on one Obj ect alone but includes all that


,

lives and moves and has its bein it i s similar to the


o
O ,

characteristics that are to be evolved by humani ty


P L A NE TA RY VI B RAT I O N S 43

during the Ven us p eriod when p erfect love S hal l


have c ast out al l fear when man shall have conquer
,

ed al l the lower phases O f his nature and love shall b e


as p ure as it i s universally in clusive .

When these U ranian vibrations are felt by ad


vance in the higher life through aspiration there is ,

great d an ger that we may throw away the fette r of


l aw and anticipation before we are really ready to
,

g overn ourselves by the l aw of Love divi n e that w e ,

m ay disregard the l aws that are i n t h e wor l d that ,

we may not render unto Caesar that which is


C e asar s whether i n obedience or coin that we m ay

, ,

not be careful of avoiding the app earance of evil ,

that we may think that we have so far transcende d


the ordina ry stage of humanity that we c an live as
s up er humans
-
that the p assion of M ars has i n our
,

case been changed to U ranian comp assion which is ,

s exless and under these misap prehensions


,
m an y ,

p eople wh o endeavor to tread the path disr e ga rd t h e


l aws of m arriage and enter into relations h i ps as soul
mate and a ffinity T hey feel the U ranian ray but
.

cannot quite resp ond to its sublime p urity there ,

fore they exp erience a counterfeit V e n u si an sensa ‘

tion which usually ends i n adultery an d sex p erver -

s ion
, so that instead of the natural animal p assion
of M ars having been t ransmuted to the comp assion
o f U ranus it has as a matter of fact deg enerated into
,

somethin g that is far worse than the fullest sex ex


'

p ression of the martial rays c o m m i tt ed i n a frank and


p rop er manner T his is a d a
. nger that cannot be
44 TH E M E S SA G E OF THE S TAR S

too strictly guarded against and it behooves every


one who endeavors to live the higher l ife not to try
to aspire to the U ranian rays until he at first b e
comes thoroughly imbued with the altruistic vibra
tions of J upiter for more misery is brought into the
,

world by those who have aspired too high and


fallen l o w than by those wh o are n o t su fficiently as
,

p iring Pride goes before a fall is an ancient and


.
,
.

very true p roverb which it b e h oo v es e v ery o n e of


,
t

us to take to heart T h e Christ took p art in the


.

marriage at Cana M arriage is a regular Christian


.

institution and must ex ist until abolished in the


,

kingdom to come because the bodies we have will


,

not wear out and therefore there will be no need of


marriage to generate n ew ones .

L et it also be understood that although the min


ister who marries cannot mate the finding of the ,

mate should be done before the marriage ceremon y


i s u n de rt ake n and not after
. .

A s we have seen in the foregoing ; M ars Venus ,

and U ranus mark three sta ges i n the emotional de


v e l o p m en t of m an D uring the stage where he i s
.

only amenable to M ars animal p assion reigns su


,

p reme and he seeks unrestricted gratification of all


his lower desires i n the intercourse with his fellow
m an but p articularly W i th the opposite sex
; during
the stage where he becomes amenable to the rays of
Venus love softens the brutality of his desires and
,

the animal p assions are somewhat held i n l eash ; he i s


even under the higher phases of this p lanet ready
, ,
P L A N E TA RY VI B RAT I O N S 45

to sacrifice himself and his d esires for the benefit an d


c omfort of the loved ones When he has evolved to
.

the point where he c an feel the rays of U ranus t h e ,

p assion of M ars gradually turns to comp assion ; there


the love of Venus which is onl y for one p articul ar
p erson becomes all inclusive so that it embraces all
,

humankind regardless Of sex or any other distincti on ,

for it i s the divi ne love of soul for soul which is above


all m ateri al considerations of whatever nature .

T h e mentality also evolves through three stages


accordin g to the amenability of the p ers on to the
vibrations O f the M oon M ercury and N eptune
,
.

Whil e m an is only amenabl e to the lunar i nfluence ,

he is childlike and easily guided by the higher pow


ers which have l ed him through the various stages
,

mention ed in our p revious chapters U nder


. the
stellar ray of M ercury he gradually develop s his i n
t el l ec t ual p owers and becomes a reasoning being As .

su c h , he is placed under the l aw Of cause and e ffect ,

made resp onsible for his o wn actions so that he may


,

reap what he has sown and learn thereby the ex


p e ri e n c es that life has to teach him under the p res
ent regime B ein g inexp eri enced he makes mistakes
.
,

i n whatever direction indicated by the a fflictions t o


M ercury i n his horoscop e and consequently h e suf ~

fers a corresponding p enalty of sorrow and trouble .

I f he has not the mentality to reason o n the connec


tion between his mistakes and the sad exp eriences
growing from them d urin g hi s life ti m e the p ano
, ,

ra m a Of life which unfolds i n the p ost mortem


,
-
46 TH E M E S SA G E OF THE STAR S
State m akes thi s clear and leaves with him an os
, ,

“ ” “
sence of ri ght feeling which we kn ow as co n
science .

T his conscience keep s h i m from repeati ng p as t


.

mistakes when the feeling generated has become suf


,

fi c i en t l y stron g to overbalance the t end ency to yiel d


to the p articular temptatio n which caused him S uf - f

f e ri n g
. T hus he gradually develops a spiritual c o n
s c i o u sn ess which is above and beyon d human reason ,

but which nevertheless is also connected with reaso n


in such a manner that when the resul t has bee n
reached the man who has thi s Cosmic Cons ciousnes s
,

knows the reason why such an d such a thing is an d


must be or why h e ought to take a certain action
, .

T his C osmi c Consciousness is developed under t h e


ray of N eptune and diff e rs f ro m that i ntuitional
ri ght feeling develop ed under the ray of U ranus in
the very important fact that whil e the p erso n wh o
has developed the U ranian quality of intuition ar
rives at the truth instantaneously without the n e
c essi t y of thinking over the matter or reasoning he ,

i s un able to give anything but the result ; he cannot


connect the various steps of logical sequence where
by the final result was reached T h e m an o r woman .
.

however who develop s the Neptune faculty also has


.
,

the result of any question immediately and is able


to tell the reason why that result is the prop er and
ri ght one .

Th e F aculty
of intuition built up from the M ar
tial base of p assion through the Ven us1 an stage of
,
P L A N E TA RY VI B RAT I O N S 47

love and the U ranian ray Of comp assion d ep ends


, ,

up on the ability of the p erson involved to f eel v ery


i n t e ns el y
. By l ove and devotion the heart is attuned
,

to eve ry other he a rt i n the universe and i n this way


it knows and feels all that m ay be known an d fel t
by any other h eart i n the universe thus it s h ares ,

the divine omniscience that binds O ur F ather in


H eaven to H i s children an d throu gh the direct
,

heart to heart touch with that omniscience the p er


s o n obtains th e result of whatever p roblem is pl aced

before him .

T h e noblest m e n Of all ages Christi an saints


,

of the most transcendent spirituality h ave attained ,

their wonderful d evel opment throu gh the S p i r i tual


rays of this pl anet because of the intense feelin g
of O neness with the divine and with all that lives and
b reath es i n the universe .

But t here are others who are not thus consti


t ut ed and they are not abl e to walk that p ath T hese .
,

through the M oon M ercury and Neptune have de


,

v el o p e d their intell ect and attained the same r e


su l t s plus the N eptunian p ower of id ealization .

T his i s a very imp ortant p o i n t an d it is only


'

brought out in the Western Wisdom T eachings for ,

while it was fo rmerly taught that the spirit involves


,

itself i n matter and t hereby crystallizes itself into


form which then evolves the Western Wisdom
,
-

T eachings tell us that there is i n addition a third


factor i n universal advancement n amely : E p i gene
,

si s ; the faculty whereby the spi rit m ay choose a


48 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E STAR S

course that is altogether n ew an d independent of


what has gone before We see the exp ression of
.

this i n all ki ngdoms relative to form but i n the h u


,

man kingdom epigenesi s expresses itself as genius


,
,

a creative instinct which makes m an more akin to


,

the divine than any other of his accomplishments .

T his 1 s developed under the Neptune ray when that


pl anet is well placed i n the horoscop e T here is .

of course also such a thing as an evil genius a des ,

t ru c t i v e faculty develop ed under an a fflicted Ne p


tune .

O nly the most sensitive p eople in the world


feel the rays of U ranus and Neptune at the p resent
time T O feel these vibrations the connection b e
.

tween the dense physical body an d the vital body ,

which is made of ether must be rather loose for where


,

these t wo vehicles are firmly interlocked the p erson


is always Of a materialistic turn and cannot respond


,

to the higher an d more subtle vibrations from the


S piritual world . But when the stellar rays fro m
these two planets impinge upon a p erson whose vital
body is loosely connected with the physical we have ,

what is called a sensitive T h e direction and qual


.

ity of this faculty depends upon the placement and


the asp ect of the two planets mentioned however .

T hose who are p articularly under the domination of


an adverse aspect O f the U ranian ray usually de ,

v el o p the more undesirable phases of cl airvoyance


and mediumship . T hey easily become the p rey of
e ntities from the invisible world who have no regard
5 0 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

H ypnotist , who is a twin brother to him , are also de


p endent upon the p ower of this stellar ray for use
i n their nefarious p ractices .

Th e hi ghest human development at the p resent


°

time n am el y z t h e soul unfoldment which is under


,

taken in the mystery temples throug h initiation i s


.
,

directly the result of the Neptune ray for j ust as ,

evil configurations lay m en liable to assault by i n


v isible entities so the good configurations of Nep
,

tune are p articul arly required to enable a m an to


unfold by initiation his whol e soul p owers and b e
come a conscious agent i n the invisible worlds .

Let us remember however that good or evil c o n fi g


, ,

u rat i o n s are not the result of chance or luck but the ,

horoscop e S hows the tendencies of the coming life ; it


shows what we have earned by our p ast living and
therefore what we are entitled to in the p resent life .

M oreover it should always be kept i n mind that


t h e s t ars i m p el bu t do n o t c o m p el ; because a man or
woman has an evil configuration of N eptune or U ra
nus i t is not unavoidabl e that they should go into ao
tive evil M ediumship and Black M agic and thereb y
make life harder for themselves i n the future T heir .

opportunity to do so and the temptation will come


at certain times when the heavenly time markers
point to the ri ght hour on the clock of destiny T hen .

it is time to stand firm for the good and for the


right ; bein g forewarned through a knowled ge of A S
t rol o gy one is also forearmed and may the easier
o vercome when such an asp ect culminates
.
P L A N E TA RY VI B RAT I O N S 51

T hus we have seen that m an is amenable t o


the planetary rays i n an increasin g measure as he
advances throu gh evolution but the more highly he
,

be comes develop ed sp iritually the less he wi ll allow


the planets to dominate him whil e the youn ger sou l
,

is d riven unresistin gly alon g the tide of life i n what


eve r direction the planetary vibrations p rop el him .

I t i s the m ark of the advanced soul that it keeps


the true course regardless of the pl anetary vibra
tions B etween these t wo extremes there are n aturall y
.

all gradations some are amenabl e to the rays of o n e


,

planet more to another and the b ark of life of such


, ,

m e n and women i s d riven upon the rocks of sorrow

and suffering that they m ay learn to evolve within


,

the mselves the will p ower that finally free s them


from all domination by the rulin g stars as Goethe , ,

the great mysti c said

Fr o m e v e r y p o we r that ho l ds t h e w o rl d i n c h ai n s ,


M an lib e r at e s him se l f wh e n sel f c o n tr o l h e gai n s
-
.

A nd it may b e asked have w e run the gamut


,

o f vibrati ons when we have lea rn ed to resp ond to all


the seven pl anets whi ch are mythically rep resente d

as the seven strings o n A p ol l o s Lyre ? In othe r
words is N eptune the hi ghest vibration to which we
shall yet resp ond ? Th e Western Wisdom T eaching s
tell us that there are t wo more planets in the uni
verse which will b e known i n future ages and tha t
these will have an influence i n developin g qualities
of so transcendent a n ature that w e cannot n ow un
52 THE M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

de rst an d . Thnumber of A dam man o r humanity


e , ,

i s nine and there are nine rungs up on the stellar


,

l adder by which he is ascending to Go d ; up to the


p resent time he has climbed only five of these run gs ;
M ercury Venus M ars J upiter and S aturn and not
, , , ,

e ven the vibrations of these he has by any m eans

l earned ; U ranus and Neptune are slowly coming into


o u r lives ; they will not become active i n the same

m anner and to the same degree that for instance ,

the M oon and M ars are at the p resent time until


m any ages have p assed But even when we have
.

l earned to resp ond to them there are t wo more of


which we S hall know something later o n ; it is the
opinion of the writers that these are p robably not
felt by any except those who have graduated from
the Greater M ystery S chool and the H ierophants Of
that sublime institution .

I n conclusion of this article on the A men ability


o f M an to Planetary Vibrations w e quote from the

R osicrucian Mysteries the article on Light Color an d ,

C onsciousness

T ruly Go d i s O n e and Un di v i ded
, H e enfold s .

within H i s B eing all that is as the white light em ,

b races al l colors But H e app ears three fold in mani


.
-

t estation as the white light is refracted in three p ri


,

mary colors : Blue Y ellow an d R e d \Vh e rev e r we


, .

s ee these colors they are emblematical of the F ather


,

S o n and H oly S pirit T hese three p rima ry rays o f


.

D ivine Life are diffused or radiated through the S u n


an d p roduce L i f e C o nsc i o us n ess an d F o rm
, upon
P L A N E TA RY VI B RAT I O N S 53

each of the seven light bearers the planets which


.
, ,


are called the S even S pirits before the T hrone .

T heir names are : M ercury Venus E arth M ars J u


, , , ,

p iter S aturn an d U ranus B ode s l aw p roves that


,
.

N eptune does not yet belon g to our sol ar system and



the reader is referred to S implified S cientific A s ,

t ro l o gy by the p resent writer for mathematical


,

demonstration of this condition ;



E ach of the seven pl anets receives the light of
the S un in a di ff erent m easure according to its p ro x
,

i m i t y to the central orb and the constitution of its


atmosphere an d the b eings o n each a ccording to
, ,

thei r stage of d evelopment have affinity for some of


t h e so l ar rays T hey absorb the color or colors con
'

gru o u s to them and reflect the remainder upon the


,

other planets T his reflected ray bears with it an


.

i mpul se of the n ature of the bein gs with which it


has been in contact .

T hus the divine Li ght an d Life comes to each


planet either directly from the S u n or reflected
, ,

from its six sister pl anets and as the summer ,

breeze which has b een wafted ove r bl ooming fields


carries upon its silent invisible wings the blended
,

fragrance O f a multitude of flowers so also the subtle ,

influences from Th e Garden o f Go d brin g to us the


commin gled impulses of all the S pirits and i n that
vari colored light w e live and move and have o ar
-

bein g
T h e rays which come directly from the S u n are
p roductive of S piritual illumination ; the reflect ed
54 -
TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

rays from other planets make for a dded conscious


ness and moral development and the rays reflected
by way of the M oon give physical growth .


B ut as each planet can only absorb a certain
quantity of one or more colors according to the gene
ral stage of evolution there so each being upon
,

earth mineral plant animal and m an can only ab


, , ,
~

sorb and thrive upon a certain quantity of the vari


ous rays p roj ected upon the earth T h e remainder
.

do not affect it or p roduce sensation any more than


the blind are conscious of light and color which ex
i st s everywhere around them T herefore each b e
.

ing is d i fferently a ff ected by the stellar rays and the ,

science of A strology a fundamental truth i n nature


, ,

is of enormous benefit i n the attainment of spiritual



growth .
CH A PT E R II I .

W E RE Y O U BORN U ND E R A LU CKY S T AR ?

AV E you ever looked through a kaleidoscop e


at the p atterns formed there by the many
little p ieces of varicolored glass and noticed h o w
,

the sli ghtest disturbance of the position changes the


p attern ? A lso do you realize that it will b e i m
,

p ossible o r almost so to duplicate any p attern no


, , ,

matter h o w much you were to turn ; there is such a


variety of e ff ect S im i larly when you l ook into the
.

heavens ni ght after night you will notice changes


amon g the planets i n fact such is the variety of
,

changes that occur among them that it would b e i m


p ossibl e to duplicate the p osition which they hold
relatively to one another while you are rea d ing for ,

almost twenty S ix thousand years T hus i n t h e


-
.

planetary kaleidoscop e there is we mi ght say an i n


, ,

fi n i t y of p atterns When we realize that human b e


.

i ngs are entering the world constantly and that each


bein g i s stamp ed at the first complete breath with
the pl anetary p attern then i n the sky everyone must ,

nece ssarily b e di ff erent from everybo d y else No r .

S ho ul d this statement of the stellar influence create

doubt when we consider that wireless waves of dif


fer ont lengths an d d ifferent p itch sent out from a
55
56 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S PAR S

tiny man made contrivance can make themselves felt


-

and register by mechanical O p erations involving ex


p e n di t u re of energy many thousands of miles from
their source . T h e planetary vibrations from those
great orbs in the heavens make themselves felt mil
lions of miles as surely as easily and with equal
, ,

certainty \Ve know that the angl e Of the solar ray


w
.

determines hether it is winter or summer We also .

know the c fi e c t of the M oon upon the waters and it ,

is within the exp erience of all that we feel more


buoyant when the atmosphere is clear and dry th an
when it is moist and murky A n d what determines
.

these atmospheri c conditions but the planets the ,

circling stars ?
When we look up at this pl anetary kaleidoscop e
from time to time we see in the heavens various c o n
fi gu rat i o n s which are p ronou nced lucky or unlucky
accordin g to whether they are formed between so
ca lled b en e fi c S alone such as Venus J upiter and the
, ,

S un or planet s said to be m al e fi c such as S aturn


, ,

M ars o r U ranus . When J upiter and Venus are


in close con j unction near the midheaven it is a ,

foregone conclusion that those who come in t o t h e


world under this configuration will en j oy a m e asure
of good fortune far above the average and s u ch p er,

“ ”
sons woul d therefore be considered luck y i n the
extreme O n the other hand there are times when
.

S aturn and M ars occupy the zenith p osit i on for


souls that are born to s uff er .

But why S hould one su ff er and another be born


58 TH E M E S SA G E O F TH E S T AR S

true I f we are born under a lucky star it shows that


.

we have earned the good fortune thereby In d icated ,

by forethought kindness and our other vi rtues ex


, ,

pressed i n p revious lives for we cannot have friends ,

unless we are friendly ourselves I f we ha p p en to .

have S aturn and M ars instead of Venus and J up i


ter near the zenith it shows that i n the p ast we
,

ourselves have not been kindly an d frie n dly or we


coul d not n ow exp ress the opp osite traits But this .

is j ust the p oint where the study of A strol ogy should


hel p us I t shows our limitations for the p resent an d
.

it p oints out the obvious remedies and h o w t o b ui l d


fo r t h e fu t ure C an the leop ard ch ange its skin ?
'

No Can the lion cease to p rey ? A bsolutely i m p o s


.

sible Can the flower cease to bloom or the mineral


.

'

t o c ry st al l i z e ? Certainly not ; because they are under


laws which are unchan geable as the l aws of the
M edes and Persians Th ey h av e n ei t h er c h oi c e n o r
.

p r ero gati v e but must obey the dictates of the gro up


spiri t which guides them along their p ath of ev ol u
tion B ut i n this resp ect we di ff er radically from
.

those lower kingdoms we have both choice and p re ,

rogative W e m ay do wh atso ev er we wil l and that


.

is a factor which is never shown i n the horoscop e a ,

factor that may be made to pl ay an all imp ortant


rol e in every life It i s not enough to be b orn under
.

a lucky star to have a lucky life for the horoscop e ,

shows only the tendencies and the p erson who is so


well endowed will wit h o ut q u est i o n have an ab u
'

nd

ance of Opp ort unities to make his life fortunate i n


W E R E Y O U BO R N U N D E R A L U CKY S T R
A ?
59


the very hi ghest degree . Bu t on l y i nsofar as h e ex

e rts h im s el f t o grasp Op p o rt un i ty
the wing wi l l on ,

that whi ch i s foreshadowed i n his h o ro sc op e c o m e t o


p ass A n d similarily with the p erson who is af


.

fli c t e d by the conj unction of t wo m al e fi c s i n the mid


heaven o r anywhere else i n the horoscop e By h i s .

wi ll an d the exercise of c h o i c e wh i c h are his divine


, ,
.

birthri ghts h e m ay rul e h is s tars and m ake of the


,

unlucky horo scop e a fruitful life from a far higher


standpoint than the other T h e bark that has been .

tossed by the temp est harbors a j oy when the haven


of safety is reache d that is not equal e d o n the ship
that has always sailed o n smilin g seas .

Wh o ne ve r at e h i s b r e ad i n so rr o w ,

Wh o ne ve r p assed th e m i dn i ght ho ur s
W e e p ing w aiti n g f o r
, th e m or ro w ,

H e kn o w s no t y et ye h e ave nl y p o we r s .

the hi gher standp oint those who are l i v


F rom
i n g i n the lap of lux ury are to b e p itied when their
lucky stars give them all the good things of this
world and cause them to forget that they are stew
ards and that the d ay is coming when their souls
shall b e re quired of them with an account of their
stewardship T hey shall then b e forced to confess
.

that they have faile d to Use the substance entrusted


to them i n the p roper manner ; while others n u
d er the strain an d stress of life e x p ressed by the ,

horoscopical squares and opp ositions have w rung ,

from their unlucky stars a measure of victory .


60 TH E M E S SA GE O F TH E S TAR S


What wonder then if the king s messengers the cir ,

cling stars take from the unfaithful steward that


,

which he had an d give to the other chan ging their ,

adversity to p rosp erity i n l ater lives T hus the .

pendulum O f luck an d loss success and failure ,

changes through many live s till we learn to make our


“ ”
own luck by ruling our stars .

A go d c an l o ve
wi t h o u t c e s s at io n ,

Bu t u n de r l aw s o f alt e r at i o n
W e m o rt al s n e ed i n c h an gin g m e asu r e
, ,


O ur sh ar e o f p ai n as we ll as p l e asu r e .

A nd it is this necessity for change that is ministered


unto us by the circling stars which form c o nfi gu ra
tions that we call good or evil though they are ,
.

neither from a higher standpoint for no matter h o w ,

good the horoscope ; by p rogression O f the stars evil


configurations are sure to come and no matter h o w
evil there are always n ew op p ortuniti es for good
,

given by asp ects of the S un Venus and J upiter to ,

our planets at birth A l l t h at we h av e t o do i s to


.

grasp t h e o p p o r t u n i ty , h el p o u r s t ars , t h at o ur s t ars

m ay h el p us .

A M U LE T S , B IR T H -
S TO N ES AN D PL A N E T A R Y C OLOR S

the windows Of j ewelers an d i n the cheap


In , ,

ready made horoscop es o n e may Often read that it


is l uc ky for p eopl e born i n a certain month t o
‘ ’

wear a p articular stone or color I t means business .


A M U LE T S , BI R T H S T O N E S , E T C . 61

to the j ewel er and the a st rological p restidigitator


who p roduces “
your horosco pe ”
by a turn of the
wrist from a box when you tell him i n what month
,

you were born Bo t h b uy their instructive


. liter
ature at a nominal p rice p er thousand the p rincip al ,

c Os t bein g p aper and


p rinters ink ; there are no fur


rows i n their foreheads from deep and earnest study
o f the p roblem .

B ut as the counterfeit coin argues the e xistence


O f the genuine so also the fallacious information
,

fi i p p an t l y disp ensed by p eople who cater to the


s ense of mystery and wonder which is d eeply i m
bedded i n human nature argues the e x istence of a
genuine scienc e o f mineralogical correspondences
with the stellar rays impin ging up on all wh o i n h ab
it Ou r sub lunar sphere and when this i s rightly u n
-
,

de rst o o d and used that which is loosely termed l u c k


,

results ; but then it is not really luck in the sense


understood by the maj ority of p eople for then it is ,

t h e resu l t of ac c ur at e kno wl edge sc i e n ti fi c al l y us ed ,

and therefore the outcome is as inevitable as that wa


ter runs d own hill .

T h e p hilosophy O f planetary colors and m iner


alogy is that each O f the Creative H ierarchies which

is active in evolution Works W i th th e various classes


O f beings from mineral to man and is resp onsibl e for ,

the p rogress m ade by all I n the course


. of thi s
work each H ierarchy naturally imp arts to t h e b e
ings with whom it l abors some of its o wn nature and
vibration . T hus each group of minerals each sp e ,
62
-
TH E M E S SA G E O F TH E
_
S TAR S

cies Of plant and animal vibrates to a certain key,

note which blends the vibration Of the Group S pirit ,

and the p articular S ign and pl anet with which he i s


most nearly attuned .

It has been taught by the E lder B rothers in


the R osicrucian Cosmo Conception that -
,

T h e A rchangels who were human i n the S un


,

Period when the present animals started their evo


l u t i o n with a mineral like existence are n o w the
-
,

Group S pirits of the animals .

T h e A ngels who were human in t h e M oon Pe r


,

iod when the p resent pl ants commenced t h eir evo


l u t i o n with a S imilar mineral consti tution are n o w
the Group S pirits of the pl ants M an who reached .
,

the human stage i n the E arth Period is n o w work ,

in g with the n e w life wave which started its evo


-

l u t i o n o n the E arth as minerals H e is not .

far enough advanced t o assume the role Of


Group S pirit that is reserved for the future
,
In .

the J upiter Period h e will give them life as plant s


have in the Venus Period he will bring out their
,

desires and emotions as animals and i n the Vulcan ,

Period he will give them a mind and make them


human T hat however is all i n the future At p res
.
, ,

.

ent he is working with t h em t o the best Of his abil


ity smelting them into iron brid ges ship s and skel
, ,

eton skyscrapers ; he is pulling them into wires which


'

wind around the world ; he is gri nding from them


gems that glitter and grace the great i n our social
structure and thus he is gradually establishing an
,
A M UL E T S , B I RT H S T O N E S , ETC . 63

intimate relationship with them and p rep aring to


take charge of thei r evoluti on as a Group S pirit at
som e future time .

I t i s well kn own to students of A strology that


an astrological reading based upon the month i n

which an individual is born is worthless for all the ,

p eopl e born i n the same month do not have the same


exp eriences by any m eans but i f we consider the
,

day the y e ar an d t h e p l ac e we get a horoscop e that


,

is absolutely indivi d ual an d totally difi e ren t from


the h orOsc Op e Of anyon e else i n d etail and thi s
is the p oint which concerns us for the p resent argu
m ent— the ruler is n ot the l ord of the S ign the S un
is in ex cept for children born at S unrise when the
, ,

S un is on the A scendant . I t is t h e ru l er o f t h e
ris i ng si gn TH A T i s t h e det erm i nat o r wi th r egard
,

t o o ur m i n eral o gi c al afi i ni ty because at the m oment


,

of conception when the seed atom O f our p resent -

p hysical mineral body was dep osited the M oon was


i n that p articul ar S i gn and degree ( or its opp osite )
, ,

and acted then as a focus O f forces which have since


c rystallized into the vehicl e we now wear .

T h e following table shows the affinity O f each


O f the twelve si gn s with certain gems metal s and ,

colors and i n that chart there are the el ements for


,

making an eff ective talisman by any individual wh o


has the knowled ge of h ow to cast a ho roscop e and
blend the ingredients accordin g to the requirements -

of the case We have n o scrupl es ab out telling how


.

thi s is done for it may help some to h el p themselves


,
64 THE M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

an d others Th e only harm it c an do is if some u n


.

scrupulous p erson starts to make them for coin an d ,

even then i f he is conscientious ab out the work who


, ,

ever Obtains it will not be cheated the r e action will


,

b e up on the one who p rostitutes the spiritual science


for material gain .

forestall a question we m ay say that ancient


To
astrologers wh o had studied this asp ect of the science

have tabula t ed several hundred minerals of which


66 TH E M E S SA GE O F TH E S T AR S

J upiter is his O pposite and therefore the J upite r


metal tin is an antidote for the saturnian vibrations
, ,
.

W ith thi s in mind an amulet may be compound


ed of t in and copper ; not exactly in t h e rat i o of
three to one b ut with a mind on the bulk Of the
,

various planets their density and the strength of


,

the aspects it is desired to overcome a matter which ,

involves further study T h e work itself should be


.

done under auspicious planetary conditions A .

M ars amulet designed to give energy to one with a



,

weak figure would be most successful if made in a


M ars hour on a T uesday when bot h the S u n and
-

M oon are i n martial signs as happ ens i n A p ril and


November T h e same with amulets m ade for other
.

planets ( S ee the T ables Of Planetary H ours in our


.
,

S i m p lifi ed S c i e n tifi c A s tro l o gy ) .

A gem or an amulet made o n these p rinciples


is a focus for the stell ar rays of the planets they
represent and infuses vibrations of their nature into
,

our auras all the while we are wearin g it j ust as ,

surely as the wireless receiver attuned to a cer


.

tain pitch catches the waves within its ran ge and ,

we may blend the colors in the same manner to Ob


tain help from them A s a m atter Of fact it i s
.
,

the complimentary col or which is seen i n the desire


world that p roduces the efi ec t Of the physical colors .

If it is desired to restrain one whose M ars is too


p rominent the gems colors and metals of S aturn
, ,

will help and such a p erson should have as little to


,

do with iron ( tool s machinery ,


as p ossible , ,
B E ST TI M E T O BE B ORN 67

but i f w e want to help someone who is moody an d


taciturn we may use the gems colors and metal s O f
, ,

M ars to ad vantage I n the final analysis the mat


.

ter resolves itself into a question of j ud gment an d


common sense With these and the knowledge c o n

cernin g the essentials here given anyone m ay use it :

to advantage .

WH E N IS T H E B ES T T I ME T O BE BORN ?

In the li ght O f occult investigation O f som e o f


the modern methods it app ears that B irth is an ad
vent we are p owerless to control when we seem t o ,

do so i n a slight degree we are really the agents of


D estiny to accelerate or delay till the p rop er m o
ment has arrived T his vi ew is also j ustified by t h e
.


author s exp erience i n H orary A strology Th e .

p hilosophy of H orary A strology is that at the tim e


o n e is imp elled to ask a question concerning an i m

p ortant matter the heavens contain also the answe r


and a fi gure set for that time will contain t h e so w

l ut i o n to the p roblem B ut it shoul d b e p articularl y


.

noted that the time to set the figure is when the i n


q u i re r asks the question of the astrologer whe n ,

this i s done i n p erson ; when it is don e by mail t h e


astrol oger sets the figure for the time he reads t h e
q uest i on i n the l etter .

On a number Of occasions w e have receive d let


ters containin g q uestions which bore marks of hav
in g been d elayed by floo d or fi re but the figure cas t ,
68 TH E M E S SA GE O F THE S TARS

for the moment of reading gave the answer S howin g ,

that the delay had a p art i n the plan nor should it ,

s urprise us that the great I ntelligences which are the

m inisters O f D estiny foresee and make allowance for

c ontingenci es beyond the grasp of the human mind ,

an d when the infinite mind bestows equal care when


designing the anatomy of a fly mouse and lion may
, ,

we not conclude that a similar attention to the m i n


utiac prevails in all dep artments O f life an d that
when we seem to delay or accelerate birth we are
reall y aiding nature to take its p redetermined course
as said in th e O pening sentence Of this article _
.

N everthele ss p eople Often ask the astrologer


when is the b est time to be born ; young astrologers
also frequently want to know not that they have any
,

idea of controlling birth but so that o n seeing a


h oro s

cop e or being told a p erson s time Of birth they
m ay make quick mental calculation to determine a

g ood or bad horoscop e S uch a j udgment would O f


.
,

c ourse , be fou nded only on the position Of the sun


b y si gn and app rox imate house hence general i n ,

t h e ext reme .I t m ay be said however that other


p lanetary p osition s being equal it is better to be
,

b orn when t h e M oon is increasing i n light from the


n e w to the full than when she is d ec re as in g from

t h e full to the ne w for the growin g M oon always i n


c reases vitality and furthers our a ff airs .

I t is b est to be born i n A p ril or A ugust when


t h e life giving S un is i n its e x altation s i gn A ries o r
-

L eo its home for then we ent er the sea of life o n


, ,
BE ST T I M E T O B E BO R N 69

the crest wave and are backed i n the battle of ex


-

i st en c e by an abundant fun d O f v i m and energy .

I t i s also good to b e born in M ay and J uly when


the life li ght of the S un is focused through the ex
-

al t at i o n S i gn and home of the M oon T aurus and ,

Cancer especially as said when the les s er light i s


, , ,

i ncreasing for those configurations also furnish an ,

abundance of vitality which is such a great asset


i n physical life .

With resp ect to the tim e of day most favorabl e


for birth i t may b e said that children born about
sunrise or dur i ng the forenoon from 8 to 1 2
,

while the S un is traversin g the houses O f friends


‘ ’
and soci al p restige are the luckiest for they are
help ed o n every hand Children born b etween n oo n
.


an d midni ght are less lucky the nearer the S un

comes to N adir and then the luck turns again for


,
‘ ’

the children born i n the early m orning whil e the


D aystar is ascending towards the eastern horizon .

T hey will h ave to carve their o wn way in the world ,

but O p p ortunities will be given the m i n abundance .

We may therefore sum up our conclusions b y


saying that it is best to b e born at S unrise or i n the
forenoon p referably i n A p ril or A ugust when the
,

M oon is increasing in light .

F inally it should always be borne i n mind that



there is no luck i n the commonly accepted sense

, ,

but that what we have o r lack i n any resp ect is due


to our o wn actions in the p ast and that i n the future
we may have what we n ow lack by p roper ap plication .
C H A PTE R IV

R E AD IN G TH E H ORO S C O PE

I n trodu c t o ry

H EN the student of A strology has learned


to cast the horoscope correctly by the study

of our S implified S ci entific A strolo gy or another,

reliable t extbook t h e next and m ost imp ortant p art


,
“ ”
is to read its message A strology means S tar Logic
.

and we must seriously advise the student not to de


p end too much on authorities but to try to unde r
stand the basic nature of each pl anet the influence ,

O f si gn s houses and aspects ; then by a p rocess of


reasoning to combine these and thus develop his o wn


intuition which will serve him far better than the
ability to quote like a p oll p arrot what some one else
has said.

We would also advise the younger astrologer


not to bother too much with the p ersonal desc ri p
tions indicated i n the horoscop e I t is foolish to
.

sp end hours p erhap s to find out what the one for


whom a horoscop e is cast c an see i n a moment by
looking i n a glass We give descriptions of the dif
.

f e re nt types but do so for the p urp ose O f aiding the


,

student to determine at sight the p robable S ign an d


70
R E A D I N G T H E H ORO S C O P E 71

planet rising when a client com es wh o does not know


his birth hour T here are p eopl e for instance who
.
,

have the face Of a sheep j ust as p erfect as possible .

I f such a one is i n doubt about the birth hour we


would at once l ook to A ries and exp erimentally t ry
h o w that would fit with the other characteristics O f
that p erson if we did so we shoul d p rob ably fi nd our
,

guess correct i n every case T hus also t h e other si gns


.

and planets i n si gns ex hibit dist i nguishing charac


t e ri st i c s O f valuabl e aid to the student i n the di re c
tion mentioned .

T h e student shoul d also endeavor to cultivate


p erfect confidence i n the scienc e Of A strology T here .

is n o t h i ng e m p i ri c al ab o ut c h arac t er r e adi ng and


di agn osi s. I n those respects it is plain as A B C .

Pr edi c ti o ns m ay fai l because the A strologer is u n


abl e to d eterm ine the stren gth of will O f the p erson
for whom he p redicts but the l atent tendenci es are
,

always accurately foreshown . T h e writers have


found that where they d o not p ersonally kn ow t h e
p eopl e whose characters they re ad their d elineations
,

are much deep er and more accurate b ecause then


p ersonal bias and imp ressions are absent and the
mystic scroll of the heavens more easily read .

T here are three factors which bring to us the


mystic message O f the stars ; the houses the si gns and
,

the pl anets .

T h e houses are divisions O f th e earth ; each


house rep resents a d ep a rtment O f life ; the si gn s are
d ivi sions of the heavens which by their placement
72 TH E M E S SA G E O F TH E S TA RS

rel ative to the houses indicate our basic temp erament


an d attitude towards life and the planets are the
,

messengers Of Go d which by their motion through


the houses and signs brin g to us the O pportunities
for soul gro wt h which we need for our indi v idual de
v el o p m e n t
. It is therefore necessary for o n e wh o
wishes to learn to read a horoscope to become thor
oughl y acquainted with these three factors both
sep arately and in their various combinations Th e .

following descriptions may hel p t o convey this


knowledge
T H E H OUS E S

AS said in the introductory remarks the


houses are divisions of the earth and therefore


,

they are also called M undane H ouses to dif ,


f e ren t i at e between them and the Celestial H ouses
composed of the twelve S i gns Of the Zodiac ; but ge n

e ral l y they are designated as houses only .

I t is the angle O f the stellar ray which d e


termines its e ffect i n our lives those which are i n
,

the E ast affect our physical constitution pl anets in ,

the S o uth near the zenith are factors for good or ill ‘

where our social position is concern ed I f a planet is .

set ting i n the West at the time of our birth its an gle
strikes us in such a manner as to draw us to a cer
tain typ e of marriage p artner and the planets u n
,

der the earth i n the North have an e ff ect up on our


, ,

condition in the latter p art of life Let us suppose


'

for illustration of the point that someone is born


74 TH E M E S SA GE O F TH E S T A RS

conditions i n our home and its opposite angle the


-

tenth house S hows our social standing i n the com


,

munity where we live T hus the angles S how collect


.

i v el y the sphere of our activities i n life .

O f the su c c e eden t h o uses the second S h OW S O Il I ‘

financial status with regard to that which w e ao


quire by our o wn efforts and the O pp osite su c c ee den t
house the eighth shows whatever we m ay receive
, ,

from others as legacies etc T h e other su c c e eden t


,
.

houses the fifth and eleventh S how how our income


, ,

may be spent for the fifth house indicates the


,

children Of our body wh o have a legitimate cl ai m to


a S hare of our income and the eleventh house S hows
,

the children of our brain our hopes wishes and as , ,

pirations which also draw up on our resources .

O f the t wo p airs of c aden t h o uses the si x th is


the house O f voluntary service which we p erform as

our share Of the world s work for an equivalent
share i n the world s wealth and t h e twelfth house

,

S hows h o w we may be comp elled to l abor without

remuneration un der p rison restraint if we do not


work willingly T h e si x th house shows also the state
.

of our health and the twelfth tells if hospital treat


ment i s necessary .

Th e other p air of cadent houses the third an d ,

ninth S how whether our life an d work will confine


,

us to one pl ace or require travel an d changes of


residence . In thi s resp ect the third house shows
short j ourneys and the ninth house lon g travels .

T h e p erso n al h o uses comp rise the first fifth and ,


RE A D I N G THE H O RO S CO PE 75

ninth T h e first house rules the constitution an d


.

p ecul i ari ti es of the p hysical body Planets an d si gns


.

i n that house p ut their stamp o n it to make or mar


accordin g to the p art O f its self generated destiny -
.

O u r fifth house shows the quality of the love nature -

O f the soul and the line O f its expression if it follows

th e line O f least resistance ; and the ninth house


shows as much of the spirit as we can app rehend i n
our p resent limited state
T h e m at eri al t ri ni ty of h o us es consists O f the
second sixth and tenth and shows the worldly p os
,

sessions O f m an his means of obtaining them an d


,

the en j oyment they bring him Wealth or its re


.
,

verse is shown by the second house health without


, , ,

w h i ch there can b e n o j oy i n any worldly p ossession ,

is shown by the sixth house ; and the public p restige


which i s the chief source of gratification to th e aver
age human being i s shown by the tenth house
,
.

T h e so c i al h o us es are the third seventh an d ,

eleventh houses and i n them are shown the n ature of


our rel ations with various classes of souls we meet
i n life B rothers an d sisters to whom w e are bound
.

by the tie of bloo d are shown by the third house the ,

comp anion of our heart with whom our blood blends


i n another way i s S hown by the seventh house an d
, ,

the friends more p recious than p earls to whoever


,

has earned fri endship are desi gnated by the el eventh


,

house .

T h e fourth and last trinity of houses is com


p osed of the fourth ei ghth and twelfth I n them are

,
.
76 TH E M E S SA G E O F THE S T AR S

hidden the mysteries O f the antenatal life O f the


spirit with the p ost mortem exp eriences immediately
,

following the t erm i nus v i tae On the material pl ane


.

the fourth house signifies our condition i n the latter


part Of life the twelfth shows the sorrow which i m
,

presses us with the worthlessness O f material things


and the eighth indicates the nature Of our ex it from

the world s stage
An illustration may further help the student to
understand h o w the heavens influ ence our life
through the twelve houses S upp o se we are out
.

driving and our road follows the seacoast but a mil e ,

or so inland A breeze is blowing from the ocean


.

and as it p asses over the country sep arating us from


the sea it brings upon invi sibl e win gs messages
,

from that land which evoke pleasure o r aversion ac


cording to their nature In one pl ace an arom a of
.
,

new mown hay fills us with delight ; p erh ap s we are


nauseated by the nox ious smell O f j asmine on the
next stretch of our j ourney ; and later becom e really
ill from the stench of stagnant marsh water Bu t -
.

then we enter a forest and soon its grateful pine


,

balm restores the normal health and spirits .

In our j ourney from the cradle to the grave we


carry the twelve houses with us i n the auric atmos
p h ere surroundin g us as the ai r envelops the flying
,

earth. E ach house mirrors p art O f the life ; each


holds some of our life lessons ; each rep res ents how
we have worked or shirked before i n a given dep art ~

ment of life s task At the app rop ri ate time of life



.
R E A D I N G T H E H ORO S C O P E 77

we reap from each house wh a t we have sown in p ast


l ives . T hat i s unl ess we forestall the harvest i n
,

time I s our el eventh house afflicted d o friends b e


.
,

t ray an d forsake us do they l eave us heartsick or


, ,

nauseate us like the scent O f j asmine an d stagnant


ma rsh water ? T hen let us e x amine the horoscop e
-
,

for it reveals what is hi dden i n our auric atmos


p h e re T h e friends saw us an d we them through
.
, ,

the eleventh an gle an d somethin g i ll smelling must


,
-

b e there It m ay b e we lon g to be b efriended


.
, ,

more than to befrien d others L et us cease to b e like .

the sickly debilitating j asmine and seek to emul ate


, ,

the sturdy stren gth O f the invi goratin g pine tree ;


then we shall fi n d friends flockin g around admirin g
.
,

o ur stren gth Not all have such sturdy n atures but


.
,

w e can attract equally by k i ndliness as soothing to ,

sorrowing heart s as p erfume of n ew mo wn hay t o


the sens e and thus we m ay ri d the house of friend s
,

o f a ffli ction .

A fter the fore going explanations the houses may ,

n o w be said to influence the a ff ai rs of life as follows :

F i rs t H o us e r ul es the physical b ody an d its consti


t ut i on and ap p earance ; it determines conditions
i n the childhood home whil e the person is u n
der control of the p arents .

S ec o nd H o u se rules th e money , fi nancial fortunes ;


i t shows what the p erson ac q uires by i n d ivi d ual
e ff ort an d to a certa i n e x tent what use he will
make Of i t .
78

TH E M E S SA G E O F TH E S TA R S

Th i rd H o use rules brothers and sisters neighbors , ,

the instinctual mind writings short j ourneys , ,

and conveyances of travel .

F o urt h H o us e— T hatone Of the p arents who ex er



cises the least influence i n the person s life c o n ,

dit i o n s i n the latter p art of life houses lands , , ,

mines ; everything p ertaining to the earth .

Fift h H o us e— Love , courtship and licentiousness the ,

l e gitimate and illegitimate attraction and inter


course between the sexes p rior to wedlock ,

children educational institutions


,
books and ,

newsp ap ers sports and amusements stocks and


, ,

sp ecul ations .

S i x t h H o us e— H ealth
servi ce to be rendered by the
,

p erson and also the condition and faithfulness


of those who serve him .

S ev e n t h H o use— T h
m arriage p artner the public
e ,

in general comp etitors p artners opp onents in


, , ,

liti gation rivals , .

E i gth th H o us e— D eath , l egacies , the marriage p art



ner s finances occult abilities or faculties l aten t
,

but nearly rea dy for ma ni festation .

Nin t h H o use —R eligion , sp i ritual ex p eriences and


asp i rations dreams , and vi sions lon g travels
,

l aw .

T ent h H o use—Th p arent who ex erc i ses


e mo st i n
fluen c e in ’
the p erson s l i fe , the honor an d social
RE A D I N G T H E H O RO S C O P E 79

standing O f the p erson the government j ud ge o r


, ,

empl oyer .

E l ev e n t h H o us e—F riends ,
comp anions an d well
wishers hop es wi shes an d aspirations generally
, , ,

of a m aterial n ature also step children


, .

T wel ft h H o us e— C on fi n e m en t i n hospital s or p rison ,


secret enemies and plots ; sorrow and self undo
in g .

T H E S TC N S O F TH E Z O D I A C

On either

sid e Of the S un s p ath there are a
number O f fi x ed stars which are so group ed that they
may be conceived as forming twelve constell ations ,

and as they have certain character i stic influences


anci ent sages n am ed them for the animals wh i ch e x
p ress simil ar traits T hese constell ations are call ed
.

the n atural Zodiac and for all p ractical p urp oses


it may be said that they occupy p ermanent p ositions
rel ati v e to the other fix ed stars of the fi rm am en t .

T his c i rcl e is divided i nto twelve sections startin g at


the first degree O f A ri es which i s occupie d by t h e
,

S un at the vern al equino x .

O n account O f the p recession of the equino x the


S un does not cross th e equator at the same p o i nt
each year but it has been found that the first 3 0de
,

grees from the p oint where the S un does cross the


equator at the equino x have a simil ar e ffect to that
ascribe d t o th e con stellat i on A r i es ; the next th i rty
d egrees radiate a T au ri an influence an d so wi th the
80 TH E M E S SA G E O F TH E STARS

other t en sections O f thirty degrees each T herefore .

the twelve sections measured from the vernal equino x


are used exclusively in A strol ogy and called si gns
of the Z odiac to difi e re n t i at e them from the c o n
,

s t e ll ati o n ( F o r a thorough elucidation of the sub


.

“ ”
j cet see S implified S cientific A strolo gy under the ,


caption Intellectual Zodia c )
T hese twelve si gns O f the Zodiac are variously
divided according to their efi ec t on humanity into
Cardinal F ixed and Common signs also into F iery
, , ,

E arthy A iry and Watery signs What that influence


,
.

i s we shall endeavor to elucidate i n the following sec


tions.

Th e Cardi nal S i gns

Keywor d A ctivi ty .

Th Cardinal S igns are A ri es C an c er L i bra and


e , ,

C ap ri c orn T hese signs are called C ar d inal b e


.

cause when t h e S un i s i n them he i s i n on e of the


four corners O f the heavens ; at a turning p oint -
,

where he is forced to take another direct i on I n .

A r i es he i s as far E ast as he can go Canc er is the ,

tropical point of the No rt h where he gives the most


p erp en di c u l ar ray at the S ummer S olstice and c o n ,

sequently the greatest h eat‘


Libra is the extreme
.

W est ern p oint Of his p ath where he turns awav


,

from the Northern H emisphere and i n midwinter at , ,

Christmas he is i n Caprico rn at the farthest p oint


,

S o u t h where his h o ri z o nt al ray leaves the p eopl e of


,

the North i n w i nter s i cy gr i p



T h e e ff ect of the
.
82 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TA R S

Th influence Of the fixed S 1 gn s rouses the de


e

si re nature giving stamina and p ersistence i n action


, .

When fix ed si gns are o n the angles ( the first ,

fourth seventh and tenth houses ) they exert a well


, ,

nigh irresistible force imp elling the individual al on g


,

a certain line H e may be S low and ploddin g but i s


.
,

sure to be p ersis t en t i n whatever he undertakes an d ,

whatever talent he may possess i n a certain dirce


tion w ill be ex ploited to its fullest extent S etbacks .

which would take the courage from a p erson with


cardinal si gns do not daunt the man with fixed signs
on the angles he knows no defeat and therefore

, ,

he usually gains his goal i n the end and achi eves


success by Concentration upon one p oint an d Pe r ,

sistence i n following his chosen p ath O n the other .

hand such p eopl e are conservative to the last de


gree T hey may see and desire imp r ovements i n vari
.

ous lines but are exce edingly slow to adopt measures


,

to accomplish the desirabl e end ; they never do S O


until thoroughly satisfied that a certain method will
meet the requirements In other words p eople with .
,


fixed si gns on the angles look before they leap ;
they l ook a lon g time and very very carefully but , ,

on the other hand when they hav e once been wo n


,

over to a certain cau se they are faithful unto death ,

and no more ardent advocates can b e found ; thei r


zeal is almos t fanatical On the whol e p eople with .
,

fixed S igns may be said to be t h e m o st rel i abl e p eo p l e


i n the world either for good or bad
, .
RE A D I N G T H E H O RO S C O P E 83

Th e Co m m on S i gns

Keyword F lexibility

Gemini , S agittarius , Virgo are calle d an d Pisces


c o m m o n si gn s thei r intrinsic nature i s best e x

p ressed by the keyword F lexibility , .

T h e forces working through the c ardi n al S i gns


impinge upon the den s e bo dy and sti r it to action .

T h e p ower of the c o m m o n si gn s is m en t al and


sp i ri tu al it gives p urp ose to action and incentive t o “

nobility Of life .

T herefore p eople influenced by stellar forces


focused p rincip ally through c ardi n al si gns are t h e
workers O f the world not the toilers but ex ec u ti v es
, , .

wh o accomplish thin gs industrially and who b rin g ,

into concrete existence great schemes or small o f , ,


value i n the world s work Th e c o m m o n signs ar e.

all do u bl e ; t wo of them are human : Gem i ni t h e ,

T wins and Vi rgo the Virgin ; the third S agi t t ari u s


, , , ,

the Centaur is p artly hum an ; and onl y the fourth


,

sym bol Pi s c es the F i shes is taken from the lowe r


, , ,

kin gdom None are violent however but i ntensel y


.
, ,

mor al intellectual and spiritual symbol s


, .

U nstabl e as reeds they are swayed hither an d


thither ; nothing app eals to them p ermanently the y ,

d esire nothin g as much as change NO m atter h o w .

well placed they can seldom resist the lure of an


,

op eni ng i n another city the farther away the bet , ,



ter. T herefore the old m axi m a rolling ston e
gathers no moss ap pli es p articul arly to th i s class
, ,
84 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TAR S

f or their roving habits usually keep them p oor T hey .

s pend as fast as they earn o r faster T hus these


,
.

p eopl e d rift up on the sea of life p ropelled by the


c urrents of circumstances O utside conditions domi
.

n ate them as they lack stamina to assert their o wn

i ndividuality .

T h e foregoing i n true O f the great m a j ority who


are under the rul e and influence O f common si gns .

they respond to the l o wer p h as e S imply b ecause the


hi gher side i s too high for all but a very f ew at our
p resent stage O f development T hose wh o make a .

success i n the world because p rodded by the cardinal


an d fix ed influences call them indolent and good for
,
-

nothing but were they bereft of the cardinal or


,

fixed energy which goads them to action and placed ,

u nder the common ray they would soon realize the


,

l ack of p ower and learn comp assion for those wh o


must 8 0 live all their life What then is the lesson
.
-

these p eople have to learn ?

t Co m p arati v e E fi ec t o f Cardi nal Fi x ed , and Co m m on

S i gns on th e A n gl es

W hile t h e n ature Of
the cardinal si gns i s such
that th ei r rays stir our l atent forces into A ction ,

and p romote change the most p rominent quality of


,

the fixed si gns is S tability But the student mus t


.

beware of confoundin g stability and inertia Th e .

action impell ed by the rays Of cardinal si gns may be


chan ged into other channels with considerabl e
facili t y ; all they want is expression ; the direction i n
R EA D I N G T H E H O RO S C O P E 85

which they exp ress themselves is a second ary c o n


sideration No t so with the fix ed si gns when their
.
,

ray imp els to action i n a certain direction it is ne x t


to impossibl e to stay the force or change it O n t h e .

o t h e r h an d if they d eny exp ression i n certain lines


'

, ,

the Obstruction is almost insurmountable .

People of the fixed cl ass lack ability to make


their inventions commerci ally useabl e a task f o r ,

which the cardinal class is eminently fitted T hus .

these t wo cl asses work hand i n hand and between


them they have transformed the wilderness of t h e
w orld to a condition O f comp arative comfort their ,

e fforts O f imp rovement are continually c arried on ,

and i n time the p rimitive desert will be mad e to


bloom like a rose .

A S materi al success dep ends o n ability to cop e


with materi al conditions the cardinal class is p ar
,

t i c ul arl y fortunate for it is the chi ef executive fac


,


tor i n the world s work and reap s a ready reward
,

therefo r T h e fix ed cl ass is not S O p rominently b e


.

fore the p ublic labors i n l aboratories and works ex


,

p eri m e n t al l y to complete the p rocesses and p erfect


the models which are later used i n manufacture .

T herefore they al so are p otent powers i n life an d ,

share the mat erial and financi al success O f t h e c ar


dinal class .

T h e common cl ass is a sharp contrast F orces .

focused through c o m m o n signs are m e n t al therefore ,

p eople ruled by them are averse to strenuous physi


cal action which is the forte of the cardinal cl ass ;
86 THE M E S SA G E OF TH E S T AR S

they labor only when lashed by the whip of n ec es


si t y
. T hey are also incap able O f the slow but sus
t ai n e d e ff ort put forth by the fixed class and are
easily discouraged by Obstacles T hus they are .

leaners and not lifters To i l ers who do the bidding


.

of the inventive and executive classes are recruited


from p eopl e ruled by c o m m o n S i gns T here i s one .

S phere however where they S hine accordin g to th eir


, , ,

ability to think B eing averse to work they have


.

created a vantage ground whence they may reap t h e


-

benefits of the toil Of others of their inventive f ac ul ,

ties and executive Skill T o do this they become p ro


.
~

m o t ers who bring inventor and manufacturer to


gether agen ts who mediate betwee n buyer and seller
, ,

p eddl ers venders and all other m i ddl em en wh o go


,

between producer and consumer and l i v e o n a c o m


m i ssi o n also l i t erary m en wh o devote their talent to
,

purposeless fi c ti o n belong to the class actuated by the


lower phases O f the force i n the common si gns .

Th e cardinal class is active the common is rest ,

l ess the fixed class is ri gid the common is flexible


, , .

Th e F o ur Tri p l i c i ti es

The ff ect of the T riplicities is most marked


e

i n the rising S ign and when the maj ority of the

p lanets are group ed in one of them .

A fiery S ign ( A ries Leo or S agittarius ) on the


, ,

ascendant gives much vitality but it also makes the


, ,

person p rone to fevers and inflammatory disorders ,

and when the maj ority of the planets are i n fiery


R E A D I N G T H E H ORO S C O P E 87

S i gns they make it very di fficul t for the person to


“ ”
keep cool physically an d mentally .

A watery S ign ( Cancer S corpio or Pisces ) ris ,

i n g gives much less stamina and p redisposes to


,

digestive urinary an d catarrhal troubles I f a p er


, .

so n has many planets i n watery si gns his p roblem i s

to generate enough energy to keep warm for th is ,

grouping gives a listless indi gent disposition e x, ,

c ept S corpio be risin g o r m any planets are in that


si gn .

A iry signs rising ( Gemini Libra an d A q u ar ,

ius ) gives a nervous temp erament an d makes the


,

person liabl e to disorders Of the lungs heart and ,

ki dneys M any planets i n these S igns give p eople


.

literary and artisti c inclinations .

E arthy sign s r i sing ( T aurus Virgo and Cap ri ,

corn ) give fair vitality but a secret fear of disease


,

arrests the vital p rocesses i n the body and p oisons


these p eople so that they become victims of chronic
ailments oftener than any Of the other groupin gs .

T h e throat stomach an d
,
intestines are sp ec i al l v
threatened ; rheum atism and gout are also frequent
l y exp erienced When a p erson has many planets i n
.

earthy si gns it favors the acquisition O f m aterial


wealth .

Th e S un , Th e M oo n an d Th e A sc e n dan t

We stated i n our op enin g p aragraph that there


are T hree Great F actors which convey to us the
Mystic M essage Of the stars i n general namely the , ,
88 THE ME S S A G E O F T H E S TA R S

houses the
,
signs and the planets T here .

are also three factors which play a sp ecially imp ort


an t p art i n the indi vi dual horoscop e namely the ,

S un the M oon an d the A scendant which may be said


, ,

to rep resent the spirit the soul and the b ody


,
.

Properly viewed the S u n M oon an d A scendant


,

are not really three sep arate horoscopi cal p rinciple s


but represent t wo composite p arts which when unite d
“ ”
constitute the human being T h e rising S i gn an d
.

“ ”
the first house together form an avenue for the
fecundating influences of the M oon which there
crystallize and form the etheric matri x that moulds
the physical p articles from the maternal body into
a n ew vehicle hence the astrological maxim that the
,

ascendant at birth ( or its O pp osite ) is the M oon s ’

place at conception T his composite body is the p art


.

of the human being which is born and dies after a


relatively evanescent p eriod of existence .

T h e other and immortal p art of comp osite m an


which consists of the E go and its finer vehicl es is rep
resented i n the horoscop e by the S un and the M oon .

T h e sp ecific influence of these pl anets will be d e ~

scribed when we have considered the rising S ign .

Th e R i si ng S ig n


As
taught in S implified S cientific A strology
it is the angle of the stell ar ray which determines i n
what dep artment of life it will be most p rom i n e nt l v
active and it has been found by Observation that the
,

si gn rising or ascending o n the eastern horizon when


90 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E STA R S

moment and therefore the stars a ffect each indi


,

v idual di ff erently from all others not even the horo


,

scop es of twins are alike I t is also strongly em


.

p h asi z e d that according to this explanation w e do



n o t have a certain fate because we were born at a
certain time ,
but we are born at a p artic ul ar
time b ecause we have a certain self generated des -

tiny to work out T hat is a very important di st in c


.

tion for it substitutes divine law for divine cap rice ,

“ ”
it eliminates the element of luck an d inspires
“ ”
m an to mastery of fate by working with the L aw .

If we have made our present horoscop e by our p ast


actions in a p ast life lo gi cally we are n o w p rep arin g
for future embodiment and may make it what we
choose I f we strive to strengthen our body n o w ; to
.

overcome our faults ; to cultivate n e w vi rtues ; t h e


S un of our next life will rise under much more
auspicious conditions than those under which we
n o w live and thus we may truly rule our stars and

master our fate .

When the l ast three degrees of a S ign are rising ,

or When the first three degrees ascend at the time O f


“ ”
birth the p erson is said to be born o n the cusp b e
tween t wo signs and then the basic nature Of the
signs involved are blended i n h i s or her body T hus .

a p erson born when the three l ast degrees Of A ries


or t h e first degrees of T aurus were ascending woul d
be neither p urely A ries nor T aurus but a mi x ture O f
the qualities of the t wo si gns .

T h e n ature O f the rising S i gn is also modified by


RE A D I N G T H E H OR O S C O P E 91

the p resence of planets T h e S un an d M ars increase


.

vitality if well aspected but if a fflicted they incline


to fever and inflammatory disorders but they also
favor rapid recuperation they make the nature alert
,

and energetic A well aspected J upiter rising also


.
-

increases vitality but inclines to corp ulence ; if the


planet is a fflicted that makes the circulation sluggish
and thus gives a tendency to disorders of the blood .

T h e foregoing remarks about J upiter apply to Venus


i n a lesser degree S aturn rising lowers the vitality
.

and favors chronic ill health i n later life but at the


-

same time he gives such a tenacious hold o n life that


though the p erson may p ray to be released he can
not di e M ercury M oon U ran us and Neptune make
.
, ,

the body more high strun g an d nervous than t h e


-

avera ge usabl e sp ecially to pioneers in music litera


, ,

ture higher thought science and the electrical arts


, , .

Pl anets placed i n the twelfth house are con


si de re d as b ein g o n the ascend ant if within six de

grees thereof so are all planets i n the first house n o


,

matter h o w far from the rising degree but if a S ign ,

i s int ercepted i n the first house planets placed there


in will n ot have as stron g an influence in the life as
where the S ign occupies the cusp .
C H APT E R V .

TH E I NF L UE N C E OF T H E T WE L VE S I G N S

A ri es , t h e R am

RI E S is mythologically represented as a ram and


the symbol describes most accurately those born
under its influence a p ointed and p rotruding S heep
,

like nose wid e forehead p ointed chin and the re


, ,

sul t an t trian g ul ar face noted in many p eople are ,

unmistakabl e indi cations Of their rising S ign light ,

brown or reddi sh tint of the hair i s a p ronounce d


characteristic of the A rian the body is S lender an d
,

well formed if the first p art O f the si gn is r1s1n g the


,

body is S horter and the complexion darker than given


,

by the latter degrees .

Planets in the risin g S ign will modify the de


scription however and the student must use his
, ,

knowled ge Of the character of the planets in c o n


j unction with the description of the S ign Th e S un .

an d M ars make the complexion more florid the M oon ,

and S at urn m ake it p aler and darker J up iter and ,

Venus make the body more p ortly S aturn shortens . .

U ranus and M ercury l en gthen it T his applies to .

all the signs but is esp ecially m arked when a pl anet


,

ri ses in the S ign it rules M ars in A ries rising would


.
,

92
I N FLU E N C E O F TH E T WE LVE S I GN S 93

give fie ry red hai r an d a face full o f freckles T h e .

S un rising i n L eo would give a florid complexion with


flax e n hair but if S aturn were there instead it would
, ,

S horten the body and d arken the hair .

A r i es p eople are b old sel f c o nfi den t and i mpuls


,

ive ; they aim to lead dislike to follow are always


, ,

ready to take the initiative i n any movement that


appeals to them but O ften lack p ers i stence to carry
,

their p roj ects to a conclusion over serious obstac l es .

T h e S u n and M ars the R ul er rising i n A ries


, ,

woul d i ntensify the above but as a thorough ex p l an


,

ation has been given under the heading Th e in



t ri n si c natures of the Plan ets the stu d ent is re
,

ferred thereto We may mention here however as a


.
,

p ecul iarity that A ries p eople live through fevers


when others succumb We have known their ha i r
.

to fall out an d the temp erature t o remain four de


,

gre es above m aximum for m any hours w i thout fatal ,

result .

T au ru s, t h e Bu l l

T aurus is rep resented by a B ull i n the Zodi ac .

and the b odie s generated under this sign are usually


short and stocky T hey have a strong neck with
.

the bump O f amativeness well d evelop ed l arge ,

lobe of the ear heavy j aws full face ; nose short


, ,

and stubby D ark eyes an d wavy hai r frequently


.

give them cons i derable beauty T h e eye Of the .

T aurian may never dart bolts of fi re such as those


wherewith the A rian would annihilate his enemies
94 TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E S T A RS

it is softer but under provocation it becomes sul


,

l e n l y e xpressive O f the p assive resistance where


with these p eople wi n their battles It then m arks .

the diff erence between the impulsive A ries and the


stubborn T aurus T h e inner p halange of the thumb
.

is large and heavy the calves well develop ed an d


,

the foot chubby In walking the T aurian u sual l v


.

plants his heel first and heaviest , .

T aurus p eople are p re eminently thorough and -


steadfast in everythin g they do : I n love i n hate , ,

i n work or play they p ersist i n a given directio n


, .

and n either reason nor argument will turn them .

T hey are verbose and argumentative in defense of


their actions or opinions ; they grasp n ew ideas slow
l y with di fficulty and conservatively but once com
, ,

p rehended and espoused they always remember ,

what they have learned and defend their O pinion to


the last ditch .

Th e rising i n T aurus gives an unusually


S un
firm physique and accentuates the T aurus pri d e i n
,

stren gth Th e M o o n bein g the pl anet of fecundity


.
, ,

is ex alte d i n thi s exceedin gly fruitful S ign ; hence


p eople with the Moon i n T aurus have l arge families .

p articul arly if the configuration is i n the fi fth


house for that designates children
, .

Venus the ruler of T aurus rising i n that si gn


, , ,

makes the form beautiful as well as stron g it also ,

gives artisti c ability an d musical I nsp i ration .


I N FLU E N C E O F T H E T W E LV E S I GN S 95

Gem i ni , t h e T wi ns

When Gemini is risin g the body generated i s


tall and slend er ; the arms and limbs are p art i c ul arl v
long fingers slender hai r dark eyes hazel Gem i n i
, , ,
.

p eople are quick active and alert i n all their move


,

m ents habitual restlessness is noticeable in the ex


,

p ression of the eyes which di ffers i n that resp ect


,

from more fixed tendencies of the eyes of those born


under the t wo p recedin g signs although Of course ,

we do not mean that the A ri an always looks an gry


an d the T aurian stu bborn n evertheless there is a , ,

settled tend ency in those directions noticeable wh en


these p eopl e are not occupied i n a cert ain direction ,

but the Gemini p erson has an ex p ression which is ,

much more vi vid chan geable and p ast finding out


.
,

T hey have acutely enquirin g minds always wa nt t o ,

kn ow t h e rea son why but O ften lack p ersistence t o


,

foll ow cl ews to the end and thus meet disapp oint ,

m ent B ein g tac tf ul they avoid givin g Offense even


.

u n de r p ro v oc at i on and are therefore gen erally


'

liked by all ; though their o wn a ff ections are not


deep T wo distinct cl asses are born under this sign
.
,

one too fond Of readin g shoul d cult i vate i n de p en


, ,


d ent thought instead o f repeating other p eopl e s
,

ide as o r aping their manners ; the other i s scientific


, ,

well b al anced and reserved ; a model for any p erson .

Th e S u n r i sin g i n Gemini b rings out all the


noblest traits Of th e s i gn it m akes the n ature more ,

settl ed an d contented gives m ore p ersistence and a ,

p articularly healthy and active body .


96 TH E M E S SA GE OF THE S T A RS

M ercury the rul er rising i n Gemini sharp ens


, , ,

p erception gives ability as a writer or sp eaker but


, , ,

makes the person born with that configuration ex


t re m el y i rritable vacillating fond of change Of
, ,

scene and employment T hey are best fitted for


.

traveling salesmen .

Can c er, t h e Crab

Th chief p eculiarities of the crab are a clums y


e

body slender limbs and p owerful claws ; p eople


,

born with Cancer rising e x press th e m all T hey .

have a large up p er body au gmented i n later years ,

by a p rominence O f the abdomen acquired by over


eating . T h e mandible o r l ower j aw is p owerfully
hinged to the cranium the face is therefore widest ,

between the ears the mouth is also large and the ,


whole construction similar to the crab s claw Th e .

face is ful l the hair brown the eyes blue com


, , ,

plexion p ale and sickly for the C ancer p erson has ,

the least vitality of any T h e limbs are extremely .

slender i n p rop ortion to the large up p er body so ,


“ ”
the structure app ears top heavy an d they walk ,
“ ”
with a rolling gait .

Cancer peopl e are very fond of the home and


its comforts they are quiet reserved and adapt
, ,

themselves to conditions hence they are easy to get ,

along with their an ger is shortlived and they hold


, ,

no spite T hough lackin g in physical p rowess they


.
,

are no hyp ocrites but always have the courage Of


,

t h eir convi ctions ; they voice an d defend them too .


98 TH E M E S SA GE OF TH E S TA RS

fram e is well knit and strong having great endur ,

ance and recup erative power .

I t is really wonderful h o w the symbology O f the


signs is brought out in the di fferent kinds Of people
born under t hem People who are born under Leo
.

always want to be noted ; they are aggressive and


want to attract attention every where they go T hey .

aim to be leaders ; never followers .

Leo rules the heart and it is a marked character


,

i st i c that peopl e with L eo risin g u n affli c t ed have ,

hearts bi gger than thei r p ocketbooks ; they give gen ~

e ro u sl y of their time money or knowled ge witho ut


, ,

thought o f self I f the S un rises in L eo this trait


.
,

bec ome s almost p rodigality but i f S aturn is there to,

a fflict instead he will counteract it so that they will


,

either circumscribe thei r gifts with conditions to suc h


an extent that they retain p ractical control or they ,

will spend their means o n themselves


Leos are honest and faith ful ; being c h i l dren o f ~


.

the day star t h ey l o v e light and t ru t h are above sub


,
i
.

,
-

t erf uge and aim s trai ght at thei r obj ect T heir will .

i s firm to att ai n b y honorable means


s

T hey make .

good orators and hold their audiences by p ersonal


magnetism T hey are very attractive to the O pposite
.

sex and the lower nature should be held firmly i n


,

check otherw i se serious trouble and heartache may


,

ensue T h e F rench as a r ace are rul ed by L eo and


.
, , ,

a ff ord ample illustration of this point .

T h e S un rising i n Leo u n affli c t ed gives a body


, ,

Of wonderful strength vitality an d recuperative,


I N FL U E N C E OF T H E T W E LV E S I GN S 99

p ower ; superior i n its wi ry ne ss to the body ge nerated


by the S un in T aurus ; but if M ars is a ffl icte d palpi
'

t at i o n O f the heart will ensue S aturn will cause re


.

gurg i tation unless care is taken in early ye ars t o


avoid st rain .

Vi rgo t h e Vi rgi n,

Peopl e born when Virgo is risin g are above mid


dle stature T h e upper p art of the head i s m u c h more
.

d eveloped than the lower the we ak c hin showin g , ,

lack O f will an d the large brain indicatin g greatness


of intell ect are therefore earm a
, rks O f the Virgo T h e .

face is thin the complexion sallow the hair b rown


, ,
.

and the eyes hazel or grey T h e feet are small t h e .


,

toes turn inwards and give these p eople a p eculi a r


l abored walk .

Vi rgo p eople are very quick and active i n youth ,

they l earn with facility b ut d o not work hard f o r


,

knowled ge ; they seem to breathe it in without an


e ffort
. T hey acqui re linguisti c and elocutio na ry
powers most readily are fluent writers b ut o fte n
,

cynical cold and unforgivin g when they h ave been


,

inj ured T hey are extreme in their food and m a


. ke ,

hygiene a fad ; they O ften f ancy that they have every


imaginable disease because Virgo is the si xth S i gn
,

and has a certain a ffi nity with the sixth house de ,

noting health and disease .

M ercury the rul er is also exalted here and gives


, ,

p ronouncement O f all the good which otherwi se


might be e x p ected from the S un .

Virgo peopl e are slender i n youth but wh en th e


i '

,
0
10 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S T AR S

S un of Life p asses the M eridian and begins to thro w


i t s shadows toward the E ast w e fi n d i n them a t e n
,

deney toward cor pulence O f body p articularly O f ,

t hat part rule d by Virgo namely the abdomen


, ,
.

T hey neglect to take exercise and naturally on this


,

account a sluggish condition O f the intestines may


s e t i n whi ch retains the poisons i n the body and robs

l ife of its j oys and mak es o n e indi ff erent I n this .

fact lies the greatest danger of the Virgo p eople .

O nce they get into the rut of sickness they actually ,


enj oy p oor health T hey love to talk over thei r
.

symptoms with other p eopl e an d they resent any


,

thought or suggestion given to them that they are


not S ick or that they c an get well T h e p resence of
, .

S aturn i n Virgo ,
or the si x th house accentuates ,

this tendency i n the very highest degre e and there ,

fore it is an almost infallibl e S i gn that the native will


h ave or be subj ect to chroni c illness the nature Of ,

this disease b ein g denoted by the aspect and the af ,

fl i c t i n g planets
.

I n order to d eal successfully with Virgo p eopl e


wh en they have once b ecome sub j ect to disease an d ,

ge t t h e m out O f it at all it is necessary to b e firm


'

almost to the verge O f cruelty B ut though one may


.

s ee m cruel i n enforci ng upon them the regime that is


n ecess a ry to brin g them away from themselves thi s ,

i s really the greatest kindness that can b e shown fo r ,

o nce these people are i n the grip of sickness the y '

s tubb ornly refuse to let go they will resort to th e


m ost c unning , even childl ike S chemes to excite sy m
-
10
2 THE M E S SA GE OF TH E S TA R S

other considerations T h e L eos love their families


.
.

but their hearts take i n all the world b esides ; not so


t h e L i b ran s they are ready for any sacrifice to give
'

c omforts to those in their o wn immediate home circle .


but they are also p rep ared to sacrifice anyone else s
family for their O wn if necessary ,
.

I n most other traits the Librans exp ress aptly the


symbolism O f their S i gn : a p air O f scales and thei r ,

characteristics mi ght be exp ressed i n the word


“ ” “ ”
Changeability T hey are p eopl e of
. moods be ,

cause S aturn is exalted here an d weighs upon t h e


mind ; th e changes are sudden and extreme ; they mav
'

f o l l o w a fad with as much zest as if their life d e



pended up on i t and then without a moment s warn
, ,

ing drop it and take up something entirely opp osite ;


,

there are no halfway measures i n the swing of the


scal es B eing naturally given to change they are
.
,

most adaptable to circumstances and do not fre t ,

over reverses but set abo ut to restore thei r fortunes


,

with vim and vigor .

A ries and Libra may be said to be the battlefields


O f the S u n and S aturn : Life and D eath J o y an d ,

S orrow T h e S u n is exalted in A ries and vanquishes


.
,

S aturn ; hence the intrepidity of A ries p eople In .

Libra the scales tip the other way there S aturn is ,

exalted and conquers the S un ; this gives a softer


,

tone to the Libran whose kindly p oliteness contrasts


,


m arkedly with the A rian s brusque address Venus .
,

the ruler O f Libra is not alone responsibl e for this


,

trait for T aurus people are blunt thou gh Venus


, ,
I NFLUE NC E O F T H E T W E LV E S I GN S 103

rules Venus rising i n L ibra gives artistic ability


. ,

S aturn turns the mind i n scientific directions .

Librans us ually have well S hap ed hands and


feet and are very p roud of them
,
.

S c o rp i o , t h e E agl e

Th nose is the most p rom i nent feature of the


e

S corp io ; it is large heavy an d hooked r esembling


, , ,

the bill O f the eagl e ; the brows are bushy the eyes ,

sharp and pi ercing ; the j aw is very heavy ; the glint


O f the eye and the set O f the j aw indicate the great
,

determination which is the most p rominent charac


t eri s t i c of the S corpio T h e fac e is angular comple x
.
,

ion murky and hair dark with a p eculiar ruddy


, ,
"

tin ge noticeable when the sun S hines o n it T h e .

teeth are l arge and subj ect to early decay T h e b o dv .

is short and thickset with a short t h i c k neck re


, ,

sembling that of the O pp osite S ign : T aurus .

S corpio p eopl e always stand up for their ri ghts ,

an d never submit to imp osition though p rone to r i de ,

roughshod over others T hey are full of worries .

over things that may happen but nev e r do and thus , ,

make life a burden to those around them S arcasm .

that stings like a scorpion i s aye upon the tip of their


tongue y et thei r love is stron g and their aspirations
, ,

lofty T hus there are t wo natures stru ggling in the


.

S corpio and they need much symp athy and forbear


ance from their friends I n the hour of danger they .

never flinch but perform deeds of heroism with a dis


,

regard Of self that amounts to foolhar d iness Th e .


10
4 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

mind is sharp cool and collected therefore S corpio


, ,

m e n make good army Officers an d excel i n surgery .

T h e S corpio woman has a large family .

T h e S un i n S corpio accentuates the good traits


and gives a love of mysticism ; but M ars the ruler , ,

brin gs out the worldly side of the S i gn it makes sc o f,

fers an d sceptics .

S agi ttari us , t h e C e n tau r

People born with S agittarius rising are even


taller than those born under the opposite S ign Gemi ,

n i the men i n p articul ar have large hands and feet


,
.

T h e S ize and weight of the bony frame is Often too


much for the ligaments Of the spine to sup port a n d ,

so these p eople d evelop a decided stoop i n later years


T h e face is long and well formed the nose well pro
,

p ortioned dark kindly eyes with dark chestnut hair


, , .

Th e body is very active but requi res much rest


,
as ,

the recuperative p owers are below the requisite .

T h e symbol of this S ign S hows that there are two


widely di fferent classes born therein On e. de si g ,

n at ed by the animal body of the Centaur is frankly


,
“ ”
i n for a good time they are sp orty soldiers O f for
, ,

tune of rovin g p roclivities fond of games of chance


, , ,

and ready to ri sk thei r all on the turn Of a card the ,

speed Of a horse or a game O f ball while A ries o r


, ,

S corpio p eople may become pugilists and T aurus ,

people take up wrestlin g as a p rofession T h e sports .

of S agittarius have no element of c ru et l y i n them ;


sometimes when a fflicted they may be criminals thei ,
0
1 6 TH E M E S SA GE OF TH E STAR S

M ars U ranus an d Neptune are in one of the nebu


,

lous spots adversely c o nfi gurat e d to the S un o r M oon


a similar trouble will be e x perienced S houl d a .

planet like one of the last named be i n retrograde mo


tion the asp ect is much worse for when the planet ,

has ceased to retrograde and goes direct i n the


Zodiac again it will pass over which ever one O f
,

these nebulous sp ots it is close to a second time and


thereby cause an added damage T here may be h ow .
,
'

ever a c o m p en sat in g S ide to this asp ect for it some


, ,

times happens that while an evil configuration to


one of these nebulous spots and A ntares i s t h e ,

worst dep rives a person O f his or her S i ght a b en ev o


, ,

lent configuration awakens i n them a second sight -

which will mitigate the loss i n a degree which onl y


those who have that si ght can app reci ate .

T h e S agi t t ari an m u st learn to realize hi s ideals


'

within instead Of seekin g them without We are i n .

this school Of experience for the purpose O f o v e rc om


ing an d it is not by running away from one pl ace to
,

another that we gain experience By staying in one .

place by doing our very best to attain our ideals


,

where we are w e make our ideals come true


, .

C ap ri c o rn , th e Go at

Cap ricorn rising gives a short S lender narrow , ,

chested body with a thin neck thin silky dark hair , ,

a p ale p eaked face with small blinkin g weak eyes .

Th e chin p ointed and turned upwards the nose ,

p ointed an d turned downwards an imp ediment i n ,


I N FLU E N C E O F T H E T WE LVE S I GN S 10
7

the speech ill formed lower limbs and an awkward


,

walk T h e vitality is very l o w and these children


.
,

are reared with great difficulty but once infancy is ,

past they exhibit a tenacity that is truly amazin g


,
,

and O ften become very very Ol d ; they seem to dry up,

into a mass of wri nkl ed ski n and bone that is all but
'

imp erishable this o n account of the S aturn ray


, ,

whi ch rul es Cap rico rn I t is noticeable also that all


. ,

who have that planet p rominent in the nativity S how


the before mentioned wrinkling of the Skin ; e ven
though they may retain corp ul ence conferred by
other configurations .

A mbition and suspicion are ruling c h arac t e ri s


tics an inordinate desire for recognition of their
,

claims to sup eriority and advancement also su sp i ,

cion that others are trying to subvert or wi th h old


the coveted p rize are ever with these p eople I t
,
.

causes them much unnecessary worry and may re ,

sult i n habitual melancholy p articularly if S aturn ,

is a fflicted T hey ought to seek amusement outdoors


.
,

read funny stories and otherwise try to cultivate a


sense of the humorous from childhood fo r this is o n e ,

O f the saddest signs and needs all p ossible e n c o ur


,

age m en t .

Cap ricorn p eopl e are successful i n detectiv e


work where secret p ractices are used to trap others ;
,

and p ersistence is required to ferret out a mystery ,

for they neve r give up Th e a fflicted Cap ricorn is .

very revengeful and if by M ars may S hed blood to


, ,

satisfy a grud ge T h e S u n rising brings out the J us


.
10
8 TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E S TAR S

tice Purity and H onor O f the S ign makes Captains of


, ,

Construction such as forward the great enterp rises


O f the world .

A q u ari us th e Wat er B earer

Th stateliness and p ride of those born under


e

the S ign of Leo are n ot missing i n the typ ical


A quarian but whil e i n the Leo these qualities are O f
,

a lower more beastly nature agreeable to the S i gn


, ,

t h ey are manly p ride and stateliness i n the true


A quarian Libra generates a beautiful body but
.

m ore e ffeminate as it were whereas the A quarian ,

beauty is truly m anly or womanly the fearless eye is ,

kindly and droopin g eyel ashes are p eculiar to this


S i gn . T h e forehead i s S quare and the well devel op ed ,

poise tells of intellect the large domed head S hows


,

the spiritual S ide of the n ature and the chin is suf


fi c i e n t l y developed to give purp ose to all actions .

T hus the typical A quarian is the hi ghest grade of


humanity ; but therefore also exceedingly rare for , ,

the variants p roduced i n each sign from the typical ,

by the interposition of on e or more planets are S O


di ff erent that the typ e is O ften unreco gnizabl e i n the
m aj ority of its features A quari ans are most loyal to
.

friends therefore t h ey attract m an v keep them


, ,

t h rough life and are much b en efi t t ed by them Li ke


, .

Capricorn this S i gn is ruled by S at u rn and he gives


, ,

to the A quarian the same retiring nature and tend


ency to mel ancholy whi ch m arks the Capricornian ,

but also the p ersistence i n followin g a gi ven course ,


1 10 M E S SA GE
~

TH E OF TH E S TA R S

T hereis a stron g tendency to mediumshi p


among the Pisces p eople and therein is a danger ,

greater than any other o n earth No one should sit .


for development and d egenerate into the tool of
low spir its but a Pisces p erson i n p articular i s
,


lost if taken control O f T hey cannot free them .

selves neither i n this life or the nex t because gener


, ,

ally inert and devoid Of will p ower T hey are timid .


,

an d even the men are tearful o n t h e slightest p rovo

cation ; they love leisure more than comfort an d do ,

no work when not absolutely necessary to keep body


and soul together T hey love change of scene ro v c
.
,

about considerably generally i n an aimless manne r


, . .

B eing fon d O f good things to eat and drink p art i c u ,

l arl y the l atter and lacking will to Cl l I b their ap p e


,
-

tite when a fflicted they frequently indulge thei r


,

craving to such an extent that they become habitual


d runkards .

T h e S u n rising in Pisces gives more energy and


ambition J upiter the ruler stren gthens the morals
, , , ,

and Venus ex alte d i n this S i gn gi ves great musical ,

talent but accentuates the tendency to alcoholic i n


,

dul ge n c e which m a rs the lives of so many splendid


,

musici ans .

When m any planets are i n Pisces the p erson ,

will have a hard life because he or she will not want


to take up their life S burden but love to dream , ,

they become recluses ; they seek to master the hidden


arts occultism and mysticism ; are not guided by rea
,

son but rather by their likes and dislikes an d unles s


,
,
I N FLUE N C E O F T H E T W E LVE S I GN S 111

they c an find an occup ation that is otherwise isol ated


from the ordin ary business and trend of life they
will feel out O f pl ace T hey are p ron e to incur the
.

enmity O f peopl e with whom they come i n contact i n


t i m at e l y ; nobody seems to get along with them and ,

everybody whether they show it or n o t will take a


, ,

dislike .

T here is however a higher s id e to Pisces


, ,
the ,

p erso n who finds himself with Pi sc e s o n t h e ascend


an t is at the end of one cycl e of p ro gress and at

the beginnin g Of a new H e stands as it were upon


.
, ,

the threshhold O f something hi gher T herefore he is .


,

usually not able to live up to the p oss ibilities of the


S ign which requires self sac ri fi c e an d non resistance
- -

i n absolutely C h ri st l ike fash ion


-
T h e t endency
. is
therefore to drift up on the sea Of life and d ream
'

d reams o f future greatness T his tendency m ust b e


.

counteracted by every e ffort of the will for other ,

wise life will be a failure and later the stern whip of


,

necessity W i ll be appl i ed to goad him or her into ac


tion.
C HA PT E R VI .

TH E I N T RINS I C NAT UR E OF T H E PLAN E T S

HE nature of gun powder which causes i t to e x


p l o de under certain circumstances is neither good
n or bad the quality of its action is determined by t h e
,

way its p ower is used When it furthers the welfare


.

of the community it is called good and evil when ,

used in a manner derogatory to our well being ; so


also with the pl anets they are neither good nor evil
,
.

e ach has its intrinsic nature an d acts i n a manner


consonant therewith save as modified by the circum
stances under which its p owers are e x erted When .

we know the nature Of a S i gn an d the nature of a


planet we may combine t h e t wo an d thus Obtain the
, ,

co rrect reading of the stellar script by our o wn rea


s oning instead of depending upon a uthorities F o r .

instance the S un is hot ful l of vital force and


, , ,

exercises an influence that buoys us up i n body and


s pirit
. When its rays fall up on us with mo derate
stren gth it makes us stronger an d more cheerful for ,

there is an atmosphere of generosity out goin g love ,


-

an d kindliness i n the S u n T hus if the S u n at birth


.

i s i n the weak S i gn Cancer naturally the efi e c t would


, ,

b e to modify the weak constitution described in the


foregoing si gnature of the signs ; t h e heat of the S un
1 12
1 14 TH E M E S SA GE OF T H E S TA R S

scribes best the most salient characteristics Of each


planet .

O O O O O O O O
O
O O O O O O O O O O O O O O Life
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Coalition
R eason
F ecundation
O bstruction
I dealism

D ynamic E nergy
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A ltruism
D ivinity

Inthe foregoing the essential natures O f the ,

pl anets have b een given ; where they are well aspected


by another planet these n atural characteristics are
e nhanced so far as the b e n efi c planets are conce rned ,

but when evi lly asp ected the n ature of Venus , .

which is l Ov e and rhythm becomes folly licentious , ,

ness and sloth ; t h e philosophy l aw abi di n g tenden ,


-

cies mercy and lofty aspirations Of J upi t e r turn into


,

l a essn ess disregard of others and l o w pursui t s ;


, ,

the lofty spirituality of the S un will e x press itself


as j ust animal spirits and p hysi cal heal th In regard .

to the planets O f the lower nature good aspects O f ,

M ars turn the desires toward constructive Obj ects .

and well regulated activities while e v il aspects are ,

responsible for the destructive ex p ression of the de


sire nature S aturn when well aspected g i ves me
.
, ,

c h an i c al and e x ecutive ability cap able of d irect i ng


I N T RI N S I C N A T U RE OF THE PLA N E T S 1 15

the desire nature It S hows the brainy p erseverin g


.
,

m an abl e to cop e with and conquer material Obsta , ,

cles ; the organizer an d the p romotor ; the scientifi c


investigator who follows material lines
,
A s J upi .

ter well asp ected denotes the high minded p h il o so


, ,
-

pher the worthy l aw giver the S incere and ardent


,
-
,

p ri est in fact all who have high an d lofty aspira


, ,

ti ons so S aturn when evilly asp ected d enotes the


, , ,

evi l ly minded creed bound sectarian the material


-
,
-
,

i st and enemies of society whether church or stat e


, , .

A s J upiter gives the l ofty exp ansive and b en e v o ,

lent mind so S aturn evilly aspected gives a sarcas


, , ,

tic concrete and narrow tendency


, .

It is wonderful to contempl ate how the planet


ary forces bal ance each other so p erfectly that uni
versal equilibrium i s maintained d es pite the disturb
anecs of the 1 5 0 0millions which inhabit the eart h
alone not to sp eak O f other spheres E very moment
, .

of time our actions individually and collectively , ,

i nterfere with t e re st ri al equip oise and were not thi s ,

instantly res tored the earth must leave its orbit fly


, ,

o ff at a tangent and destroyed No r are physical .

disturbances mo st p otent i n disturbin g or restorin g


balan ce it is a fall acy to confound solidity and ri g
,

i di t y with stren gth as most thoroughl y e x plained i n


,

our l ecture NO 1 9 : Th e C o min g F orce A train h as


. .

no strength its el f but mus t be soli d because it i s


,

O perated up on by an i nv i sibl e gas called steam .

T here is no force i n a ri gi d hammer ; but wh e n dri v en '

by a column Of flexible l iquid l ike water backed by , ,


1 16 TH E M E S SA GE OF TH E STARS

an elastic cushion of compressed air the force stored ,

i n the air drives the powerful hydraulic ram 1rre s1st


i b l y through whate ver comes before it Likewise .

s ubtle invi sible stellar rays are the factors which


m aintain our ponderous planet i n its p ath an d ,

S pi ritual disturbances generated by mankind are


n aturally the most subtle force which interferes with

the earth s equip oise .

T herefore each planet has its O pp osite and c v ,

e ry time we radiate the quality of o n e planet we ,

c all forth a counter current O f corresponding force ,

an d by the action and reaction of those forces i n and

upon us and our environm ent we learn the lessons O f


life D O we vibrate to the love ray O f Venus instantly
.
,

M ars comes to tempt and tries to turn love to lust


, ,

but it dep ends up on US whether we remain steadfast


i n virtue or yield to v ice D O we court the ideal of
.

J upiter ; d o we aim to el evate the standards of


c hurch or state instantly the S aturnine forces invite
,

to self aggrandizement and ap peal to the p assion fo r


'

.
-

p ower With u s it lies to remain true to the ideal and


.

reap laurels that last through eternity or yield to the ,

p romise of p resent gain of worthles s gold which we


r ep ay i n so rrow when S aturn turns an d becomes the

c hastiser E ach horoscop e shows the tendencies i n


.

e ven the humblest life and O pp ortunity cont i nu


,

ally knocks M ay we all be p repared to meet it as


.

s piritual astrol ogers .


1 18 TH E M E S SA GE OF TH E STARS

relative to the houses you may confidently p roceed


,

with your calculations and pl ace the other pl anets .

I f not you have made a mistake which must b e cor


,

re c t e d before you go further .

When someone hands you a horoscope c alc ul ated


by another astrologer an d asks you to read it look ,

first at the time of birth and then see if the S un is i n


its prop er p osition rel ative to the houses an d the
,

right sign as d etermined by the month for if you,

start to read from an imp rop erly cast horoscop e you


'

lay yourself liable to ridicule S upp ose S aturn were


.

o n the ascendant an d you accuse that p erson of b e

i n g melancholy ; when he denies the indications and


you discover that M ars and M ercury should b e there
i n S corpio it is not p robabl e that he will accept
,

your expl anations ; he will more likely sneer at as


t ro l o gy and astrologers ; nor can we deny that from
his p oint of vi ew such condemnation i s j ustified .

T herefore be careful to look at the S un O ther mis


.

takes may occur but that is the most serious an d the


,

m ost easily detected .


C H A PTE R VI I .

TH E C H I LD RE N OF T H E T W E LVE S I G N S

Th e C h ildren o f A ri es

B orn M arch 20
t h to A p ril 21 st .

RI E S is the home of M ars the planet of dyna ,

mic energy an d is also the exaltation si gn of the


,

life givin g S un hence it is a very fountain of life


-

and vitality as manifest i n the sp routing of the mil



lions of seeds which break through the earth s crust
at that time and change the white winte r garment
to a flo we r embroidered carp et of green an d make
-

the forests a bridal bower for the matin g beasts


an d birds .

T his great vi tal force also finds its e x p ressio n


i n the children of A ries they bubble over with life
,

an d energy to such an extent that it i s often very

diffi cult to curb them su ffi ciently to hold them with


i n the bounds o f safety an d common sense T he y

are self assertive an d aggre siv e to a degree always


-
,

i n the lead for they scorn to follow turbulent and ,

radical i n all thei r thoughts ideas an d actions


,
.

T hey are venturesom e to the verge of foolhardiness .

1 19
1 20 TH E M E S SA GE OF THE STARS

We also find that they are greedy for the fruits of


their labor they nev er can get enough but no mat
, ,

ter h ow much they earn they are generally p oor


for they sp end as l avishly and as thoughtlessly as
they earn T hey make splendid foremen and over
.

seers for bein g so full of vital energy an d ambition


, ,

themselves they have a faculty of infusing their e u


,

e rgy into their subordinates or forcin g them to work

when necessary B ut being too imp ul sive and reck


.

l ess they lack the ability to originate for themselves .

T hey are seri ous and ardent i n all they undertake ;


they cannot go into a nything half heartedly and -
,

therefore if they once esp ouse a cause social poli


, , ,

tical or religious they will work for that cause with


,

all the v i m and vi gor of their en ergetic nature But .

if on t h e other hand an A ries child becom es addicted -

to a vice the whole intensity of its nature is turned


towards the gratification of that p articular p art
of its lower nature T herefore p arents with A ries
.

children have a great re sp onsibility to set before


them by p recept and example the noblest and best
form of conduct of which they are cap able for this ,

i s p rob ably the most impressive sign in the zodiac ,

and the habits formed the lessons learned in child


,

hood and youth will generally cling to the p erson


through life and make him either very good or very
bad B e p articularly careful to inculcate abstinence
.

from alcoholic liquors for if an A ries child becomes


,

addicted to that vice he is beyond saving and often


become s sub j ect to delirium .
122 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TA R S

acquainted with them T aurus children are very


.

keen in their desires for material p ossessions and


they are usually very fortunate also i n acquirin g
them for b esides havin g good earning p ower them
selves they are often the recipients of inheritance .

But they do not want wealth for the sake of hav


ing it as much as for the pleasure and comfort which
t h e y c an get out of it ; they are mainly very fond of
comforts and luxuries art music drama an d other
, , ,

refining influences of life .

T h e children of T aurus have an abundance of


vitality to start with but they are very apt to go
,

to excess i n work or play waste their energy an d ,

become ill as a consequence T hey are p articul arly .

attracted to the pleasures of the table T hey revel .

i n rich foods which later give them a tendency to


digestive troubles enlargement of the liver heart


, ,

disease and congestion of the kidneys T hese dis .

eases are very apt to make them uncomfortable i n


later life therefore p arents should inculcate in them
,

above all things the virtue of frugality not only by ,

precept but by example for these T aurus children


, ,


are very quick and they will readily se e that mo
ther and father tell m e to eat little but they eat all

they want themselves T hey should also be taught
. .

to take plenty of ex ercise as a means to p romote


health for the children of T aurus are rather indo
,

l ent i n their manner H owever as said before they


.
, ,

have a most wonderf ul vitality p arti c ul arl y if t h ey


are born at su nris e an d although they m ay become
C H I LD R E N O F TH E T W E L V E S I GN S 1 22
3

sub j ect to the diseases mention ed they will have a


lon g life and a fair m easure of general good health ,

wealth and h appiness .

C h il dre n of Gem i ni
Born May 22n d to J une 22n d .

Th e children of Gemini are wonderfully quick


witt ed and bright ; they also have the ability to ex
p r ess themselves clearly and to the p oint therefore ,

they are al ways good comp any Conversation never


.

lags when they are p resent i n fact they are some


,

times given to monop olizing it entirely but then ,

they are often so interestin g that other p eople


are glad to listen .T hey acqui re l earnin g very
rap idly and are very well informed o n most sub
j ect s T hey have a goo d m emory so that what they
.

have wo n is not lost that is of course p rovided the


, ,

ho r oscop e is otherwise well asp ect ed and c o nfi gu r


-

at ed Where it i s se ri ously a ff licted we fi n d t h e


.

faults of the Gemin i p ointing i n the opp osite di re c


tion ; then they may be inveterate chatterboxes .

shunned by everybody who c an p ossibly get out of


their way Th e great p oint to remember with these
.

children i s that they h ave the ability of ex pression


and a great deal m ay be done during the d ays o f
childhood to mould the character i n such a way that
it e x p resses itself i n a manner that i s congenial an d
to the general benefit of the child and its surround
ings and will b e of help to it later i n life
, .

T h e children of Gemini are gene rally speaking , ,


1 24 TH E ME SSA GE OF TH E S TA R S

of a very kind and affabl e disp osition easy to get ,

along with .T hey are able to adap t themselves to


other p eopl e and to circumstances so that they b e
come all things to all m e n and i n that way they usu
ally make many friends an d few enemies T hey are .

of a roving disposition and love to travel ab out from


on e place to another and they e x cel i n scientific or
clerical activities as agents or rep resentatives of
,

others where their M ercurial talents find an avenue


of exp ression .

F rom the moral p oint of V iew it is not good to


have a flexibl e nature T h e children of G emini are
.

only too easily made victims of flattery and there


fore apt to be led unconsciously into p ath s of wron g
d oing I t should be the aim of the p arents of these
.

children to hold before them very seriously the


straight and narrow p ath an d emphasize the idea in
thei r minds that that is never to b e swe rved from
under any consideration .

T h e children of Gemini are very high strung and -

nervous and therefore they are easily worried and


i rritated which reflects upon their actions and upon
,

their bodily health O n that account p arents with


.

children born in this month ought to b e lenient with


them i n their flashes of temp er for they are v e rv
quick spoken under wrath ; they need a soothing an
-

swer rather than rep roof i n order that they m ay be


,

help ed to overcome while they are young and to


strengthen their moral constitution in that respect '

When the horoscop e of a Gemini child is a fflicted


1 26 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TA R S

considerable discretion i n whatever they do so that ,

one may safely t rust them to keep a secret or ex e


cute a commission Th e si gn Cancer 1 8 rul ed by the
.

restless M oon and therefore changes of residence p o


, ,

s i t i o n vocation and of all matters are quite frequent


, , ,

i n the lives of these children A t the same time they


.

cannot be called fickl e and flip p an t for they are very


tenacious whenever they have undertaken to do a
certain work or undertaken a certain obligation ;
then they stay by it until it is finished Ne i ther do .

they run haphazard into anythin g ; i n fact there are ,

times when they are inclined to be too cautious E s .

p ec i al l y where there is danger of in j ury they are al


most cowards and they are often given to anx iety
,

and worry .

Th e C h il dren of L eo

Born J uly 23 rd to A ugust 24t h .

Th sign Leo is ruled by the life gi v m g S un and


e -
,

it is called the royal si gn of t h e Zodiac ; therefore it


confers up on the children which are born under its
influence a noble ambitious and aspiring nature
, .

T hey are of the M as ter br e ed and make good leaders


but poor foll owers B eing of a nobl e and lofty char
.

acter themselves they scorn mean and sordid th ings ,

nor will they stoop to do a l ow ac t even under grea t


p rovocation or the stron g urge of sel f i ntere st T h e -
.

l ove nature i s very strong an d ar d ent No i n c onv en .

i en c e or sacrifice i s too great to serve those they love .

T hey are loyal and true friends through th i ck and


C H I LD R E N O F T H E T W E L V E S I GN S 1 27

thin . Leo i s a fi x ed sign and gives its children “

considerable will p ower so that they are usually ,

abl e to win their way to the top despite al l


handicap s and obstacl es T hey are very fix ed i n thei r .

opinions an d if they esp ouse any cause they will usu


ally stay by i t and work for it i n a most enthusiastic
m anner T hey never do anything half heartedly for
.
-
,

Leo being a fiery sign endows them w i th p ower vi ,

tality and enthusi asm Leo also g i ves i t s ch ildren a .

go o d m e m o ry T h e foregoin g tendencies are indi


'

c at ed i wh e n the S u n is fairly well asp ect ed i n the

horoscop e ; but if it i s a fflicted by M ars or any of ,

the m al e fi c s the n ature is changed so that the p er


, ,

so n becomes bomb astic blustering and domineer i n g , ,

one not to be trusted in any dep artment of life and ,

an unfaithful amorous husban d or wife a disloyal


, ,

frien d one who will n ot hesitate to st 00p to any


,

meann ess H e i s then j ust as b a d as t h e L eo w i th


.

the well asp ected S un is good this o n the principl e ,

that the brightest li ght always casts the deep est


shadow T h e p rincip al fault of the Leos i s a q uick
.

tem per but they do n ot hold spite and when sho wn


\
, ,

to have been i n the wron g they are always rea d y to


apol ogiz e and make amends T hey are magnanimous .
,

even to their bitterest enem i es .


Th e Ch il dren f Vi rgo
o

B orn A ugu st 24t h to S eptemb er 23 rd .

Virgo the S ix th S ign of the zo di ac is rul e d by


, ,

M ercury the planet of reason ex p ression an d dex


, ,
1 28 TH E M E S SA G E OF THE STARS

I t is said and with considerabl e truth tha t


"

t e ri t y

,
.
,

love is blind for were one to see faults I n the beloved


,

one the master p assion never would fi n d e x p ression .

T herefore the children of Virgo wh o are governed


so much by intellect are not symp ath et i c but i n ,
.

c l i n e d to be cynical critical and skeptical of any


,

thing that is not scientifically demonstrable to the


reason an d senses T hey are very q uick mentally
.


though only too often inclined to strain at a gn at ,

“ ”
and though they seldom swallow the camel they .

get into a rut where they become narrow minded and -

bigoted T hey are rather lazy themselves and fond


.

of takin g things eas y but they like to drive others ,


.

and can be very masterful with subordinates On .

that account they often cause enmities of a lastin g


n ature but whenever they become friendly with an y
,

o n e they also make very good friends and treat t h e i v

f riends well T h e M ercurial disposition infused by


.

this sign brings many changes of environment and


therefore n ew associations and friendships are c o n
s t an t l y being formed T hey are very acquisitive an d
.

always looking out for ways and means of bettering


themselves financially socially and economically , .

I t may also be sai d that they deserve p romotion for


they are industrious to a degree where they see that
a reward may be gained thereby T hey are also ver y .

ingenious and versatile fond of the study of science , ,

p articularly chemistry diet and h ygiene and many , ,

amon g them become extreme food faddists A s Virgo .

i s the S ixth sign these peopl e take o n S ixth house


13 0 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S T AR S

'

e rgy and absorbin g interest T his is i n fact one of .

their p rincipal faults as they fi n d it very di fficul t


,
.

to settl e down to anythin g d efinite and continue i t ,

with p atience and p ersistence until they have


achieved success .

Libra is the si gn when the S un ch anges from


the northe rn to the southern hemisphere ; it crosses
the equator there and consequently the S un is
,

very weak at that p oint I t is the great life giver -

w
.

goin g down into the dark inter months and there ,

fore S aturn the planet of darkness is ex alted i n


, ,

Libr a T hus we find t wo natures very markedly e x


p ressed in children that are born un der this si gn ; o n e


is of the S un which is cheerful and optimistic
, ,

the other is that of S aturn which is morose and


.
,

melancholy .A n d this expresses itself in the


changeable n ature of the Libra children ; sometime s
they are up i n the seventh h eaven opt imisti c and
"

enthusiastic cheerful and happy then as su ddenly


, ,

and without any seeming cause the scale swin gs an d


‘ '

they seem to be down i n the dump s of worry an d


melancholy j ust as if they had not a friend i n t h e
world A s a matter of fact they make many fr i ends
.
,

for they have a basically kind disposition en


gendered by the Lady o f Libra Venus but they al , ,

so have a quick temp er though fortunately they do ,

not hold spite T hey are ex ceedingly fond of pleas


.

ures i n general and p art i cul arly l ean toward art


an d musi c .
CH ILD RE N as T H E T W E L V E S I GN S 13 1

Th e C h i ldre n
f S c o rp i o
o

B orn O ctober 24t h to N ovember 23 rd .

S corp io i s rul ed by M ars the planet of dynam i c


,

energy and therefore the children born during that


,

month when the S un is p assing through this sign are


filled with a forc e that must have an outlet some ,
,

where or somehow T hey p art ake of all the M arti al


.

qualities either go od or bad accordin g to the way


, ,

the S un i s placed and asp ected and they are always ,

r eady to take up an argument or a fight either on ,


-

thei r own behalf or for someone else ; they are ne w s


content w i th half measures either they go to o n e
,
-

ex treme or the other goo d or b ad T hos e who sho w


, .

the good side of S corpio have splendid constructive


and executive abilities T hey are b rusque but honest
.

an d j ust indefatigable workers and alway s read y


, ,

to sacrifice t h em e sl v e s for the good of Others b y re -

b ell ing against opp ression o r i n other ways unsel f


i shl y workin g for the cause they have espoused Bu t .

those wh o show the bad s i de of S corp i o n o t onl y re


fuse to work themsel v es but b ecome d em agogu e s
who incite others to anarchy an d lawlessness an d d e
st ruc t i o n fi T hese p eopl e are soc i al fi re b rands an d -

very d angerous to the community But there i s on e .

redeemin g feature about them an d that i s that they


are not underhanded whatever they d o i s op en an d
,

aboveboard . T h e chil d ren of S co rp io usually hav e


a very uncertain temp er an d a sarcasti c to ngue that
bites like the stin g of the scorpion wh en t h ey tur n ,
i

that sid e of t heir nature Therefore the p arents o f


.
1 32 T H E M E S SA G E OF THE S T A RS

t hese child ren should take them i n hand as early


as p o ss ible and teach them self control by every -

m eans within their power ; also strive to soften the

M ars ray and instill into them a more kindly spirit .

T his m ay b e very di fficult because the sign S corpio


g ives a ve ry determined nature still i n childhood s


-

, ,

y ears it is pl astic to a certain extent and c an be best


w orked upon then T hey have a very strong an d


.

V ivi d ima gination with a clear sharp and p ene


, ,

t rat i n g mind also a personal magnetism that makes


,

t hem ve ry attractive to those with whom they come


i n contact .T hey seem to be most contented in mili
t a ry life where t here is sharp and strict discipline .

P articular care should b e taken to teach these child


re n sex hygiene for the sign S corp io rules the gen e
,

r at i v e and eliminatory organs whose functions are


,
.

stimul ated by the p resence of the S un i n S corpi o ,

s o that if the p erson is not morally an d p hysi call


y
c lean , much trouble may b e exp ected T hese child .

r e n also make excellent surgeons an d if they are


t aught to use surgery only for constructive p urpose s
'

t hey can d o a great deal of good i n the world Al l .

t his dep ends in a considerable measure up on the early


t rainin g for there is a destructive side to t he S corpi o
,

n ature whi ch would make it very dangerous from


t h e S pi ri tual vi ewp oint for such a p erson to take


u p a vocation that o ff ers scop e for malp ractice ; he

woul d then c ontract a very heavy debt under the


l aw of cons equence which must be p aid back i n sor
.

r o w an d suff e ring either i n this or l ater lives .


THE -
M E S SA GE OF TH E S TA R S

characters wh o wi n the respect of society i n general


an d p articul arly all with whom they c ome into i n


timate contact . T herefore they become i n time the
pillars of society and receive p ositions o f honor a nd -

p referment i n the S tate o r Ch u rc h as j udges or di


'

vines . T hey are very orthodox an d conservative


i n t heir opinions an d punctilious to a fault in their
observance of all customs and traditions of the times
wherein they live but they are not p rogressive for
, ,

t hey value the opinions of their contemp oraries very


high ly and are seldom induc ed to esp ouse any p ro
gre ssi v e ideas which might j eop ardiz e the resp ect of
the c ommunity enj oyed by them T hey are firm b e .

l i ev e rs i n the necessity of red tap e Withal h o w .


,

e ver they are charitable and b enevolent tender an d


, ,

s ymp athetic ; they c an always be relied up on t o ai d


'

an y altruistic movement and though they are of


,

a kindly nature and e nd eavor to avoid quarrels

i n their o wn behalf they sometimes fi ght wi th


,

great zeal and courage for others wh o have been i n


j ured and i n whose behalf their sym p athies have
been e nlisted hence they m ake admirable l awy e rs
, .

T h e S agittarians are us ually excellent conver ~

a t i o n al i st s and they have a quick and ready wi t an d


s
are fond of indul ging i n oratory T heir memory an d .

interesting way of relatin g e x p eriences always hol d


the audience T hey are very p roud an d have gr eat
.

confide nce in themselves .


C H I L D RE N O F T H E T W E LV E S I GN S
'
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13 5

Th e C h i l dre n o f Cap ri c o rn
B orn D ec em b er 22n d to J anuary 20
th

-
Cap r i cor n i s rul e d by S atur n the planet of oh
,

structi on t h e ref o re t h e vi tality of these c h i ldren i s


,

very l ow an d they are di fficul t to rais e but once i n ,

f ancy is p a ss ed the S aturnine p ersistenc e makes i t


self felt and they cling to life wi th an am az m g t en
ac i t y so that they often b ecom e very old T hey are .

very much sub j ect to colds and their p rincipal


source of dan ger is fall s an d bruises Th e children of .

Cap ricorn are u sual l y b as h f ul an d timid i n the p res


'

ence of strangers b ut when they have become us e d


-

to peopl e they sh ow thei r domineering nature an d en


deav ory t o m ake everyb ody around them conform to
thei r will T h e S atu rnine quality of the sign makes
.

t h em j ealous an d suspic i ous of the motives of others .

T herefore they are very fond of detective work .

T hey will follow a trail with unerring i nsti nct an d


unwavering p ersevera n ce that never gives up as l ong
as there is the remotest chance of success I t is goo d .

to be friends with Cap r i cornians and bad t o make


enemies of them for they fi nd i t v ery hard to for
,

give a real or fancie d o fi en se or in j ury and always


b rood ov er any wron g d one to them On the other .

hand if they once give their confi denc e o r fri en d ship


,

they are also consistent i n that d irection T hey are .

very ambitious and anxi ous to have the i r serv ices


re co gnized by other p eople and they have a splendi d
e x ecutive ability because of the unusual q ualities of
13 6 TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E S T AR S

forethought and concentration confe rre d by S aturn .

T hey are born leaders and organiz ers but chafe un


der restrictions and dislike p articul arly to take o r
d ers from others Wh en they are placed i n such a
.

subordinate p osition an d cannot have their o wn way


they becom e gloomy taciturn moody p essimistic , , , ,

irritable an d given to worry T h e children of Cap


, .

ri c o rn usually have a d isinclination for ma rriage and


are seldom at c ase if they enter into that sta te T h e ‘
.

union is usually childless or children are f ew .

Th e C h i l dren of A q uari us
B orn J anuary 20
th to F ebruary 1 9 th .

Th children o f A q u ari us are of a rather shy


e
'

retiring nature T hey like to keep their o wn com


.

p any and counsel more than i s good for them for ,

if this bent i n their nature is allowe d full swin g it


has a tendency to breed melancholy and make them
recluses T hey have a quiet ; unassuming manner
.

which gains many friends for them and their home


life is usually ideal T hey are generally a ff ectionate
.
;

and of a very sweet and ki nd disposition and are al ,

ways ready to defer to the opinion o f a loved on e


and ready to yield a p oint for the s ake of harmony .

Besides A quarius b eing a fix ed si gn they are very


,

constant i n their aff ection as well as i n other things .

A quarius is an intellectual S ign and its children


usually have a good m entality because the S at urnm e ,

rul ership gives d epth t o the mind an d the U ranian ,

ray gives them intuition and an inclination toward s


13 8 TH E ME S SA GE QE THE .
S TA R S

p roverb about bad c omp any corrupting good m an .


,


ners applies wi t h t en fold strengt h to these chil d
r
- .

ren and t hey will absorb g ood or evil with equal f a


,
.

c il i t y S o until t h ey h ave l earned to choos e f or


'

thems elves the good thin gs i t is esp e c i al ly n ec essary


, _

for their natural gu ardians to shield them T hey . . ,

also have a strong te ndency to mediumshi p an d if


they are taken into seances there is a great d ang er
that they may become controll ed M oreover havin g .
,

such an extremely flexibl e n ature they c an n e v e r ex ,

e rt su fficient will p ower to free them sel ves from t h e .

influence when once they have b een subj ected t o it ,

an d it may ruin thei r whole life .

T hese children are very p eaceabl e i n disp osition ,


.

and sufi er inj ury rather than fi ght for their r i ghts ,

n o t b ec au se they do not care for they are very j ealous


,

esp ecially when born i n the l atter p art of the S ign ,


but the Piscean n ature is always averse t o ex ertion ,

an d generally they do not want to t ake t h e t rouble ‘


{

to figh t for their right s I n plain E nglish they are


.

lazy . T herefore t h e p aren t s should see that a cer


tain amount of work is allotted to them during the
earliest years for it is then that the h a
, bits are form ed

and t h e n at ure is the most plastic T hey c an l earn .

to be diligent with much less e ff ort at that time than


during the l ater stages of life B ut once the children .

of Pisces have commenced doing a p i ece of work i t


will p robably be a surprise to others to watch them
and see the methodical way they go at it m akin g ev ,

ery move count until t h e t ask h as been completed '


C H I LD R E N O F T H E T W E LV E S I GN S 1 39

with seemingly very little c fi o rt o n their p art H o n .

esty is another of the vi rtues o f the Pisces children ;


they are usually d ep endable an d close mouthed so


-
-
,

that they m ay b e trusted wi th secrets i n full c o nfi


,
,

dence that they wi l l n o t b etray the trust .

T h e chil d ren of Pis ces are generally kind an d


symp athetic cordial an d suave i n manner qualities
, ,

which will of course brin g th em many frien d s T hey .

are notoriously fon d of good things to eat they re ,

v e l i n rich foods but are also p rone to b e fond of


,

drink I f these tendencies are allow e d t o work


.

themselves out they will of cours e ruin t h e life an d ,

b esides b ri ng o n a train of dise as e T herefore the


.

p arents of these children shoul d endeavor by p re


cept an d e x ample to teach them the simple life fru ,

gal it y and control of the app etite d urin g the years


when habits are formed besides guarding them
,

a gains t too strenuous e x ercise which even the chil d


re n of Pisces will n o t shun i n childhood when the

abundanc e of life force imp els them T hen later i n .

life these lessons will not be without their fruit T h e .

chances are that the child which by the help of the


p arent has learned in childhood to rul e its stars will
be both healthy and hearty resp ected an d love d b e
,

cause o f goo d habits and i n full enj oyment of life I n


, .

sho rt these children n ee d a very careful bring in g up


,

to s ave them from the evi l tendencies an d bring out


the good but that is j ust what such so ul s come to
,

p arents for T hei r necessity is the p arents Op p o r


.

t un i t y to make a great and wonderful soul growt h .


C H A PT E R VII I .

T H E S U N , GIVE R or L IFE

H E S un , bein g the center of the solar system ,

is reco gniz ed by all as the physical lif e giver -


,

even when they do not believe i n anything sup e rp h y


s i c al ; it is p atent to everyone from p ersonal observa

ti on that the h o rl z on t al ray of the mornin g sun a ff ects


us differently from the p erp endicular noon ray an d “ ,

that i n summer the rays carry a life force whi ch -

n o t only brin gs forth the verdure up on the fields .

but also aff ects the human temp erament an d en ,

dows us with vital energy courage and a hop eful


,

spirit forei gn to the dark and gloomy winter months .

T his gloom is p ermanently noticeabl e i n the tem


'

p e ram e n t of p eopl e livin g i n the f ar no rth where ,

the absence of sunli ght makes life a struggle that


sap s the spirit of frolic while i n countries where
,

abundance of sunlight lessens the care of e x istence


the temp erament is corresp ondingly vivacious
and hop eful and sun ny .

In the horoscop e the angl e of each plan etary


,

ray at birth determines the dep artment o f life it


will a ffect I f the child is born at the noon hour
.

when the sun is at Zenith the daystar will app ear


i n the l ot h house of the horoscope and bring p re
ferment p rofessionally . I f the child were born at
1 40
142 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TA R S

the pl ace i n the Zodiac whi ch seems to fit neares t,


brings t h e S un into the T welfth H ou se t h e writer
'

,
.

has often foun d that the exact ascendant may b e


ascertained by asking the person if his child
hood s life was clouded by p overty of the p arent an d

consequent limitation for a number of years j ust


after birth T his in all cas es where it
.

has been
found that all other events fi tted i n the horoscop e '

p roved a successful method of d eterm i ning the true


ascend ant so that the numb er of degrees from the


,

ascendant to the S un the latte r located i n the T welfth


,

H ouse would indicate the years of p overty for the


, ,

T welfth H ouse makes for limitation i n that respect ,

especially when the S un is there at birth When the .

S un by p rogression has p assed through the T welfth


H ouse an d comes into the ascendant things begin ,

to brighten for the person involved and when in ,

time it p asses through the S econd H ouse he will


have a p eriod of financial success ; but as stated
t h e S un in the T welfth H ouse j ust above the as ,

c e n dan t usually m akes a very p oor home for t h e


,

child during the early days of life If Pisces i s there .

the cause will generally be found i n slothf ulness and


a desir e for drink o n the p art of the p arents which ,

makes them thus neglect their o ffspring .

T h e qualities imp arted by a well place d S un


are dignity strength of will and cour age b oth phys
, ,

ical and moral a lofty p ride and a keen sense of


honor and responsibility whi ch m akes a p e rson emi


n en t l y reli able a sterling honesty and a hatred of
,
TH E S U N, GI V E R oF LI F E 1 43

anyt h ing s m all underhande d or tricky I t makes


, .

h i m steadfast in l ove staunch i n fri endship and gen


,
-

e ro u s even to enemies A di gnified e x alted or well


.
,

placed S un brings friendship from p eople i n a p osi


tion to bestow substantial favo rs and aids the p erson
materi ally i n his endeavo rs to advance i n life .

When the S un is aff licted and we ak b y si gn and


'

p osition the op posite qualities are m anifested ; bom


bastic self assurance and bluster love of adul ation
-
,

an d a desire to rul e or rui n but no co urage to face ,

O pp osition ; indulgence of the lower nature an d a


waste of the vital f o rc e wi t h a consequent loss of ,

health and stren gth When the sun is weak the


.

p erson is not to be depended on ; he re gai ds his


prom i s es as pie crusts made to be broken and be
-
, ,

cause of these trait s such people always remain in


o bscurity ;

I n the worl d at l arge the S u n si gnifies employ


'

e rs a nd those i n immedi ate authority over the per


"
soii suc h as j ud ges and other government o fficers

, ,

and wh e n t h e exigencies of life brin g a p erson in


c onta
'

ct with t h e m h e will receive at their hands


wh at e v e r t reat m ent is merited by his S un
'

T h e S un being masculine is si gn ifi c at or of the


m arr i age p artner i n a woman s horoscop e ( and the ’

fe m ini ne M oon serves a simil ar p urp ose i n a man s ’

fi gure ) hence a well plac e d S un is one of the indi


,

c ations that a m an will make a good husb and and ,

an u n asp e c t ed w eak or a fflict ed S un gives h im


, a
t e nden c y t o neglect h i s hearth an d home
'

.
THE M E S SA G E OF TH E S TA R S

As general si gn ifi c at o r of health the S un rul es


p rincip ally i n masculine fi gures ( an d the M oon i n ,
_

feminine horoscop es ) but both lights and imp ort


,

ant I t may b e said however that t h e h e al t h of a


.
,

m an is not so much endangered by afi l i c t i o n s of the

M oon as by a w eak S un and vice versa a woman suf


, ,

fers more if her M oon is a fflicted than if her S un


is evilly asp ected .

TH E S UN IN THE T WE LVE H O U S ES .

Th e S un i n th e F i rs t H o u se

Th e S un is the source of vitality and the F i rst


H ouse signifies our constitutional condition
an d the home of our childhoo d hence the S un ,

well aspected i n the F irst H ouse adds t o the


vitality of the rising sign an d au gments the
recup erative p owers I t brightens life during
.

the days of childhood an d stabilizes the n ature ,

making the p erson more cheerful an d c om p an


i o n ab l e ambitious to succ e e d i n life courageous
, ,

i n overcomin g obstacles T h e outlook o n life


.

is j oyful an d optimistic hence the chances of ,

success are increased Peop l e with th e S un i n


.

this p osition love to lead and ex ercise author i ty


over others ; they are very j ealous of the esteem
of the community upri ght and honest i n their
,

dealings .

When t h e S un is a fflicted in the F irst H ouse


it lowers the vi tality makes the p ers on timi d ,
1 46 TH E M E S SA G E OF THE S TAR S

ter p art of life it is always a consolation to see


that the declining years will b e brightened b y
the S un of success T hat should make the bur
.

dens lighter to b e ar .

Th e S un i n t h e F if t h H o use

Th e rul es courtship children pleas


F ifth H ouse , ,

ure education an d publications ; when the S un


,

is there it favors all th ese ex cep t children I t .

m akes t h e p ers on a favorite with the opp os i te


se x ,
gives him much en j oym ent of l i fe also suc ,

cess as a teacher publisher or editor but


, ,

stra ngely enough though the S un rul es t h e


,

heart whence sp ring our children his p ositio n .

i n the F ifth H ouse i s distinctly unfavorable for


their begetting T his is especially so if the fiery
.

F ifth sign Leo is on the cusp T hen the fervent .

heat of p assion seems to scorch the human plant .

ere it has time to grow T his tendency is modi .

fi e d to some e x tent when a wate ry S ign i s on


the cusp but when o n e of the p artners has t h e
,

S u n i n the F ifth H ouse the o ffsp ring is neve r


p rolific .

Th e S un i nth e S ix t h H o us e

S eeing that the S un is the Giver of Life it i s


evident that when it is confined i n the S i x th
H ouse it is deb i litat ed an d the vital flow is oh
st ructed ; therefore p eople who have the S un i n
that position are p articul arly liable to d i sea se
T H E S U N, -
GI V E R OF LI F E 147

an d slow to recup erate On that ac c ou nt their


.

diseases are frequent an d lon g d rawn Out to an - -

e x tent which often a m o unts to chronic inval


idism

I f the p erson is an employee of someone el se


he will b e e fficient i n his work ; he will have n o
di fficulty i n obtainin g well p aid p ositions but -

he will b e very touchy towards h i s e mploy e rs


an d make freq uent changes under the p rete x t

that his abilities are not su fficientl y app reciated .

I f he is an employer this p osition of the S un


,

i s good for suc e ss i n bus iness but indicates trou ,

bl e with se rvants who will b e domine ering .

I f other confi guration s i n the horoscop e en


able the p erson t o sh ake o fi the grip of sickness
'

"
the S un i n the S i x th H ouse gives great ability
in chemistry p rep aration of health food and
,
-
,

m akes the p er son a cap abl e nurse or h ealer .

Th e S un i n th e S ev en th H o us e

Partnersh i p s are often uns ucces s ful


'

b e c ause of
'

the selfishness of the p art i cip ants but he who has


the S u n in the S eventh H ouse will have n o rea
son to complain in that resp ect for he will al
'

ways attract someon e with a high sense of honor


'

'

when i n need of a p artner and as m arriage ‘


'

i s the most i ntim at e of all p artnerships the S un ,

i n the S eventh H ouse is a p articul arly fortun at e


confi gu rat i on i n that resp ect for i t wil l ,
'

brin g the pe rs on a m ate who i s absolutel y


1 48 THE M E S SA G E OF TH E S TA R S

steadfast and true one wh o may indeed b e de ,

p ended up on as a helpmeet i n all t h e e x i gen


c i es and vicissitudes of life till death do p art .

A s there is no earthly treasure equal to such an


e nduring love this is p erhap s the best of all so

l ar p ositio ns .

S houl d the person b e unfortunate enough


t o be come involved i n litigation the S un i n the
S eventh H ouse insures the favor of the j ud ge
and a successful outcome .

Th e S u n i n th e E i gh t h H o use

Th e E ighth H ouse
is the angle of incidence
through which the death dealin g forces act an d ,

as the S u n is the giver of life it is evident that

t his p ositi on is e x tremely detrimental as far as


v itality is c oncerned and it often brin gs a
,

p romising life to a n early termination I t al .

s o often happ ens that when genius has gone


b egging all through life an d p as sed the p ort al
o f d eath i n obscurity it gains bel ated rec o gni

t ion fame and imm ortality through this p osi


,

t ion of t h e S u n . .

A s the S econd H ou se si gn ifi es the financial


'

c ondition of the p erson and shows what he does

with the money he earns so the E ighth shows ,

wh at c om es t o him ap art from h i s o wn e ff orts


'
- e
'

t hat is to say i nh erit an c es the w ealth of the


,
e

m a rriage p artner etc T herefore the S un in


, .

t h e E i ghth H ouse shows a n incr e ase of wealth


THE .
M E S SA GE O F T H E S T AR S

as p irations o f the person will be realized ; it at


t ra c ts people i n a p osition to befriend him an d
w ith an inclination to d o so .

Th e S un i n t h e Twel fth H ous e

T his is the signature of the lonely so ul who as a


recluse shuts himself o ff from his fellows It .

brings with it a d anger of co n flict with the e u


,

t h o rit i es or an inab i lity to fit i n w i th the fa m il y


c onditions an d on account of the ensuin g
t rouble the p erson goes into voluntary or en
forced exile living his life hencefort h a stranger
,

among strangers E v en when such d rastic c on


.

dit i o n s do not p revail the first third of the life


,

i s us ually waste d i n va i n e ff orts to fi nd a bal


ance and settl e down to some life work .

Like the S i x th H ouse p osition of the S un


this also favo rs work with the sick i n hospitals ,

c hemistry and laboratory work or work w i th ,

p risoners ; it gives a love of the occult and leads


to curious lines of research .

TH E S U N IN T HE T WEL VE SI G N S .

Th e S u n i n A ri es

A ries is the e x altation si gn of the S un


-
henc e an d

this is the most p owerful position of the centr al ‘

orb . T here it radi ates a v it al force of un ex


am p l e d st rength w h i ch giv es to t h e p erson a

wonderful fund of energy where with to wi th


T H E S UN, GI V E R OF LI F E 151

stand the onslaughts of d ise ase an d should he


be taken ill h i s p owers of recup eration wil l
quic kly free h im from the clutches of sickn ess .

P eople with this confi guration are p r i nc i p ally


liable t o fevers on account of the ferv ent heat
of the S un i n A ries A s A r i e s rul es the hea d
.

the ex cessive h eat often dri es up the scalp so


that the hair cannot grow and the p ers on b e
com es bald .

Th e S u n i n Taurus

A favorabl e p osition for the financial fortunes


but it al so gives a ten d ency to ex travagance es ,

p e c i al l y i n d ress an d makes the p erson e x


,

t re m el y fon d of the opp osite sex sometimes with


,

detrimental results I t gives great physical


.

stren gth and the p erson l oves to show o ff that


p eopl e may admire his p rowess T aurus rules
.

the larynx and therefore the S u n i n T aurus adds


stren gth to the vocal organ an d gives the p erson
a stron g pleasant voice
, .

Th e S u n i n Ge m i ni

Gemini i s a M ercurial si gn third i n the ga


an d

m ut hence thi s p osi tion gi ves a blended i nfluenc e


,

of the S un Mercury an d the T hi r d H ous e T hi s


,
.

favo rs exp ress i on for M ercury as it i s the planet


which stirs the vocal chor d s and p ro d uce s
soun d i n the T aurian l arynx ; it also favo rs
writin gs an d travel ; the mind is b ri ghtene d by

1 52 TH E M E S SA G E OF T H E S TA R S
'

the S un i n Gemini and wh en it is necessary or


ex p edient to travel the person gains thereby


physically and mentally It gives a pl easant af .
,

fable disposition whi ch makes him generally


liked among his associates .

Th e S u n i n C an c er

Cancer is the fourth S ign an d is r uled b y the


M oon h en ce the S un i n C ancer is a mi x ture of
,

the S un M oon and fourth H ouse i n fluence In


, ‘
.

the radical horoscop e ( where Aries is i n the


A scendant ) this is the nadi r and vitality is at ,

i t s lowest ebb t h erefore the p erson with the S u n


,

i n C an c e r i s apt to be indolent even when not


sickly at all H e is harmless and avoids quarrels
.
,

henc e harmonious and agreeable i n the home so


lon g as he is not asked to work too hard T hi s .

position of the S un makes the first p art of t h e


life barren of fruits but brin gs succes s i n the
l ater years Cancer is a p sychic sign and there
.

fore the S un i n Cancer gives a tend ency toward


the occult often with psychic exp eriences
, .

Th e S u n in L eo

Th e S un i n L e e gives a masterful nature with a


large m easu re o f self control a keen sense of

-
,

honor and a neve r failin g integrity T h e p er


-
.

so n aspires to rule others but W oul d se e m to


take a mean advantage or to do anything to
others that would not be in strict accord with the
1 54 THE M E S SA GE O F T H E S TA R S

house with the result that the p erson loves t e e


,

m arriage p a

rtner so devotedly that he ex .

eludes everyone else ; for of a p erson with that


configuration it m ay trul y be said that the

S un rises an d sets i n the m arriage p art ner .

Libra is also the ex altation sign of S aturn ,

an d his influence is there at its best g i vi ng a ,

tint of construction to the art of Venus T his .

is brought about as ability for the ar chi tecture


an d the finer branches of decorative construction

when the S un i s i n Libra T his configuration .

also gives a fi ne sonorous voice an d vocal talent


, .

Th e S u n i n S c orp i o

T his gives the p erson a very b l uni an d brusque


manner With a t en denc y t o ride rough shod over
'

anybody or anythin g th at stands i n the way of


'

his desires ; an overwe ening egoism an d a feel


ing that he knows better than anybody else ; ex
t re m el y cruel an d i n difi e re nt to the su ff erings
of other p eople or creatures I t is the si gn of .

the vivisectioni st the surgeon the soldier an d


, ,

the butcher, also sea captains -


.

T his configuration is goo d for gain by mar


ri age but gives a tendency to e x travagant ex

p e n dit u re .

Th e S u n i n S agi t tari us

T his gives lofty ideals and a noble aspiring dis


p osition aiming to rise by raising others It

.
T H E S U N, GI V E R O F LI F E 155

makes the p erson benevolent p h il ant h rO p i c and ,

therefore belov ed among his associ ates H e is .

o ften the recip i ent of honors an d app ointments


to p ositions of trust an d mi ss ions of a delicate
,

nature nor co ul d a better selection b e made for


, ,

such p eop l e are the souls of honor T his confi g


, ,
.

u rat i o n also b rings s uccess i n reli gion l aw an d ,

statesmansh i p for it gives an e x p ansive min d


fitted to grappl e with t h e gre at e r p roblems of

'

life
.

Th e S un i n Cap ri c orn

T his is a good S i gn that the p erson will rise i n


life by the aid of the good will of p eopl e i n a -

hi gher p osition than he ; it also shows that he


will m erit their trust an d ac q u it himself well i n
a pos i tion of resp onsibility an d trust ; it makes

h i m c areful faithful and honest


'

p rudent
, ,
.

J ud ges with that co n fi guration cannot be bought


but will adm i nister j ustic e as they see it to all ,

comers an d i t g i ves an all roun d l ove of fa i r


,
-

pl ay and wins for those who have i t the resp ec t


an d esteem o f all i n the i r c i rcl e of envi ronment .

Th e S u n i n A q u ari us

T his is a combination of the S un U ranu s and ,

the E leventh H ouse infl uences I t gives the p er .

son an i ntu i t i ve p erception of the i nner nature

of thin gs an d a touch wi t h the forces and ideas


of the sp i ri tual realms which leads him to take


156 T HE ME S SA GE OF THE S TAR S
'

up when p ossible new and advanced cults or


, ,

methods of healing such as N aturopathy E lec ,

tro therapy A stro therapy, M a gnetic H ealing


-
,
-
,

etc H e is also drawn to scientific research and


.

ultra intellec t ual o r strange r eli gions T his con


-
'

fi guration gives p opularity and firm friends


amon g p eople who are in a position to bestow

favors and further the p erson s attainment of
his ambitions .

Th e S un i n Pisc es

Gives a retiring disposition and favors success


'

in occup ations removed from the publi c gaze


such as p r i sons hospitals institutions for the
, ,

p oor etc I f the p erson incurs enmity of oth


, .

ers he will b e vindicated i n whatever they may


do to hurt h is reputation Peopl e with the S un
'

i n Pisces have a strong tendency towards p sy


chi sm mediumship and the occult i n general
, .

TH E S U N IN A S P E C T W I T H O T H E R PLA N E T S

9 P 6 6) Ve n us p aral l el o r c onj u n c ti o n to t h e S un
calls o ut the artistic sid e of the nature makin g ,

the person f On d of music art and p oetry ; it ,

strength ens the love n ature and if the c o n fi g


u rat i o n occurs i n the S eventh H ouse it is a p osi

tive testimony of unalloyed m a rital bliss In .

the S econd or E i ghth H ouses it leads to ex


t rav agan c e of the p erson or his mate ; in S corpio
15 8 TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E S TA R S

which the conj unction occurs will play a very


important p art i n the life I n the F irst H ous e.

he is an out an d out egotist with ve ry little lov e


f o r others save i n so far as they serve his ends ;

i n the S eventh his world p ivots o n the mate ; i n


,

the T enth H ouse or S ign he will sacrifice all


othe r con siderations to rise i n public life ; i n t h e
T w elfth H ouse or sign it will give a strong tend
e ncy to intemp erance which will bring trouble ;
i n the T hird an d Ninth H ouses it wi ll brighte n
the mind and induce t ravel from which he wil l
benefit ; i n the S econd H ouse i t will bring wealth .

especially if i n good aspect with J upiter .

But if the con j unction of the S un and M oon


is closer than three degrees it h as a ten d ency t o
deplete the vitality an d i f the con j unction is als o
a solar eclipse and t h e c h i l d surv i ves this wil l
, ,

be p articularly noticeable all through life Pe o


, .

ple who have such close con j unction or ecl i p se s


become listless dissp i ri t ed an d out of sorts every
,

time there is a n ew M oon It does not seem t o .

interfere with the good e fi e c t s i n ot her dep art


ments of life .

l) AO Th e M o on s ex ti l e o r tri n e t o t h e S un . Th e
good aspects of the S un and M oon make for ge n
eral success in life health fai r financial condi
, ,

tions good home surroundings with faithful


,

friends an d esteem i n the community ; they f a


,

vor a rise i n life because of the p ers on s innat e ’


T H E S U N, GI V E R OF LI F E 159

ability which either gains for him the re c o gn i


,

tion of peopl e i n a p osition to help him rise or ,

i mp els him to carve his o wn way .

i) [1<9 G) Th e M o o n s q uare o r o p p o si t io n to S u n m akes


the p erson v asc ill at i n g and unsettled i n disp o
si t i on chan geable and unabl e to p ursue a settled
,

course i n life rash to plun ge into som e thin g but


,

lackin g the p ersistence or continuity of p urp ose


to carry anythin g to a successful conclusion F o r .

that reason such p eople become fa i lures in life ,

esp ecially i n thei r deali ngs with women and p eo


ple highe r i n the social scale such as employers ,

the authorities j udges etc , T hey always have


, .


di fli c ul t y i n obtainin g employment an d kee p i n g '

thei r p ositions when th ey obtain one for they ,

are hyp er sensitiv e and ready to take o ff ense


-
.

with o r without p rovocation T hese c on fi gura


.

tions also a ffect the health renderin g the body ,

liable to cold an d making recup eration slow when


S ickness has overtaken the p erson .

h ’

*AG S at u rn se x ti l e o r t ri n e t o S u n
endows the
p erson Wh o is fortun ate enough to have it with
som e of the finest faculties i n the gamut for it ,

brin gs out the best qualities i n the t wo planets .

I t gives foresight method and organizin g ex


, ,

ec u t i v e and diplom atic ability with the mora l

stamina to ca rry any p roj ect determined o n to


a successful conclusi on despite d elays and ob
stac l es . Y et the person makes no enemies in so
160 T H E M E S S A GE O F T H EI STARS

doing for this configuration also makes him the


,

soul o f honor kind and considerate ; he would


'

never stoop to do anything mean for he is so


sincere and j ust i n his dealings with all m e n ,

but on the other hand wh en he bel ieves a certain


,

course of action to be ri ght he will never swerve ,

therefrom though heaven and earth b e moved


against him T hese aspects b ring success i n p o
.

l i t i c al or j u d icial p ositions also i n connection


with minin g or agriculture T h e p erson O ften.

benefits by legacy but recognition an d success


,

is generally delayed till middle life .

I
) P d E] 8 0 S aturn p ar all el , c o nj u nc ti on, s q u are o r
o p p o si ti o n t o t h e S un h as a ve ry detrimental

e ffect where the resistance is fundamentally l ow ;


i n Gemini and S agittariu s it gives a tendency to
t ube rculosis . It do es l east dam age i n t h e fix e d .

signs where the resistanc e i s gre at est but when .


,

sickness does get a gri p on the p erson it hangs



'

- -
i

o n like grim death -


for it l e sSe n s the p ower of
,
.

the body to throw o ff disease quickly hence rs ,

c u p e rat i o n is Very slow ,


'

T hese a sp ects are extremely ad verse to that


which is generally te r m ed success but t h ey give ,

an abundance of exp eri ence so they are e x cel ,

lent from the standp oint of t h e 8 6 111 I t m ay be


"

truly said Of the p erson who h as them that the “

best la i d plans of m en and m ice gang aft agley ”

w
,

for no m atter h o care fully he may plan h i s af


-

162 TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E S T A RS

with that exception we may say that these c o n fi g


u rat i o n s are sur e indications of health wealth ,

an d hap piness T hey gi ve the p erson an ab un d


.

ance of vitality which is p roof against very se


vere onslaughts of disease and even when p arti e ,

ul arl y favorable pl anetary influences succeed i n

breaking down his resistance recovery will be so ,

rapid as to seem miraculous T his nearly i m .

p regnable condition of health is all the more un


assailable because it is backed by a disp osit i on
at once sunny an d j o vi al and that l atter charac
t e ri st i c also makes the fortunate p ossessors of
these asp ects beloved by all wi th whom they come
i n contact . E verybody is glad to see the p erson
with the p erp etual smile but they do more than
”—
,

smile they earn the friendship universally
'

bestowed upon them by deeds of kindness by ,

words of symp athy cheer or hop e as the occasion


,
'

may demand T hey are trusted by everybody


.

because they never betray a trust and they have


clear heads good j udgment and executive abil
,

ity so that they are well fitted to help others .

T hese characteristics also favor their o wn fi n an e

c i al fortunes so they accumulate wealth but


, ,
“ ”
theirs is never tainte d money ; they n ever
benefit by the loss of others T hey are relig .

i o u sl y conse rvative and may be aptly described


“ ”
as pillars of society T hey shine p articularly
.

i n govern mental o ffices .


T H E S U N, GI V E R OF LI F E 16 3

N D <9 G) J up i t er
q uare o r Op p o si ti on t o th e S un i s
s

bad for the health because i t gives a tendency


to ind ul ge i n bad hab i ts T h e person is far .

goo d things O f
'

too fond of the so called -

life
,
and very selfish i n satisfyin g his o wn
comforts he never e x ercises himself or denies
,

himself so the circ ul ation becomes sluggish an d


as these p eople have a sup erabundance of blood
it is p roductive of various nox ious growths and
kindre d d isorders sometimes a fit Of anger raises
,

the b l oo dp ress ure to such a p oint that a vessel


bursts and ends the life o r leaves the p erson
henceforth a useless wreck .

T hese asp ects give a bombastic haught y di s


p osition w i th an i nordinate love of display an d
thus induce to e x travagance both i n social an d ‘

business aff airs wi th the result that the p e rso n


som etimes fin d s hi mself involved i n d ebt which .

he cannot p ay and then it is but a step to t h e


b ankruptcy cou rt A f alse p rid e O ften p revent s
.

these p eople from workin g honestly for others ,


'

they woul d rather p rey up on the public as gam


b l ers followers of rac es and other so called
, -

sp orts where there is an op p ortunity to swindl e


“ ”
p eople an d get what they call an easy livin g
until they lan d i n the meshes of the law Child .

re n w i th thes e aspects shoul d b e given special


,

trainin g in self restraint thr i ft and honesty ;


-
,

they will have a tendency to scorn an d sc ofi at


TH E M E S SA G E OF THE STA RS

reli gi on but p erhap s the memory of a devout


,

mother may help to keep them strai ght .

8 P8 I AO
>< M ars j s ex t i l e o r
p aral l el , c o n u n c ti o n ,

t ri n e t o S u n T h e con j unction gives a tendency


.

to feve r esp ecially if it occurs i n A ries the sign


, ,

which governs the head but it is curious tha t ,

p eople with that configurati on seem also to b e


abl e to endure a much higher temp erature than

o thers and come unscathed through such a siege


,

o f sickness as would have ordinarily p roved f a

t al. With that exception these asp ects all p ro


d uce a sup er abundance of vital energy whi ch
-

a ssures their p ossessor of the most radiant health

al l through life it stren gthens the constitution


,

a n d makes the p erson abl e to en d ure the harder

t asks it gives him a dauntless d etermination and


,

c o u rage t o face the greates t O dds Given a pl an .

t o foll ow he may be trusted to overcome all phy


s i c al obstacles for he has both executive and con

s tructive ability together with an indomitabl e


will which refuses to reco gnize defeat T h e dis .

p ositi on is frank and op en but blunt and often


b rusque they are too intensely bent on what
,

e ver they want to do to waste tim e in politeness

an d suavity they brush , the conventionalities


a side without compunction an d are therefore not

l iked by people of too fine sensibilities ; they are ,

h owever men and women of action and the fore


,

m o st factors i n the worl d s work



; but for thei r
1 66 TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E S T AR S

l >I
Is < A G) Uran us se xt il e or t ri n e t o t h e S u n makes
the p erson intuitive original inventive and inde
, ,

p endent i n his manner Of conduct and p er


sonal appearance with respect to f o Od and
,

certain mannerisms ; he i s what p eople call


eccentric an d conspicuous yet n ot o ff ensively
,

so given to p ursuits and studies which p eople


,
“ ”
consider queer such as occultism an d astrol
o gy but also delving into the unknown realms
,

after nature s secrets concerning el ectricity .

H e often becomes a successful inventor if other


asp ects give the mecha nical abil ity to work out
his schemes U ranus rules the ether and now
.

t hat we are nearing the A quarian age h i s vibra


tions will i n increasing measure bring to our ke n

m ethods O f usin g nature s finer forces and the

p eopl e with the S un se x tile or trine U ranus will


b e the media who attract and interp ret them for
u s as the aerials and receivers i n a wireless st a

tion collect and transcribe the messages carried


by the ether waves to which they are attune d .

T h e person O ften rises in life through the frien d


ship of p eople above h im i n the soc i al scale H e .

i s of a ve ry high strung temp erament but has


-

himself well under control and rarely S hows ,

temp er or an ger H e is an out an d out idealist


. .

1‘
s P <5 [I8 (D Uran us p aral l el , j s q u are
c o n u n c ti o n,

o r o p p o si ti o n t o S u n makes the person very high

strung nervous an d of uncontrolled emotions


,
,
T H E S U N, GI V E R OF LI F E 16 7

ready to fly into hysteri a o n any or n o p rovoca


tion . It p redisposes to all nervous disorders


such as S t Vitus dance epilepsy an d lack of c o
.
,

ordination .It makes him impul sive an d u n re


liable without regar d for the conventionalities ,
,

highly i mp atient of any human restraint up on


his liberty and committed to the theory of affi n i
ties soulmates and free love hence an un de si r
,
-
,

able marri age p artner an d likely t o figure i n


divorce p roceedings or scandals of an even wor se
nature .

T here i s also danger of trouble o n account


of connection with anarchistic plots where t h e
inventive faculty may fi n d m o m i n t h e c o n
struction of explosives an d infernal machines
. .

Unl ess th e se asp ects are modi fi ed by othe r c om


fi gu rat i o n s t i i c se people are amo n g the most dan ,

gerons to society T hey are liable to accidents


.

from lightning and electricity and all through ,

life they meet disapp ointment i n every direction .

QU k A G) N ep tu n e s ex ti l e or tri n e t o t h e S un i a
vors the p ossibility of developing the spir
i t u al faculties for he intensifies the spirit
,

u al vib rations i n the aura M any p eople with .


_

these configurations hear the harmony of the


spheres and if M ercury the lower octave of Nep ,

tune gives the r equisite d exterity they become


mus i cians of high i nsp irat i onal nature I n oth .

ers i s bree d s a lo v e of the occ ul t whi ch lea d s


16 8 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

them into th e hi gher life but they usually ap


p roach it from the intellectual standp oint of
p sychi c investi gato rs a f e w live the life an d Ob
,

tain fi rst hand knowled ge


-
.

2? 6 P D 8 G) Nep t u n e j
c o n u nc ti o n , p aral l e l ,
q uar e s

o r Op p osi t i o n t o t h e S u n also brings the p erson i n

touch with the deniz ens of the invisible world by


raising the vibrations in his aura but these con ,

fi gu rat i o n s attract the undesirable element such


as met at the ordinary spiritualistic seance I n a .

watery sign Nep t une induces the p erson to drink


to excess and then the added acceleration of the
vibratory rate frequently causes him to p erceive
the u gly gruesome forms abound i ng i n the l o w
,

er realms of the invisible world which are r eal ,

elemental entities and not fi gments as bel ieved


by p eopl e wh o hear him tell what he sees dur
ing delirium tremens .

T he se asp ects also make the p erson liable to


be swindled by sharp ers and confidence men too ,

easily hoodwinked .
1 70 TH E M E S SA GE OF THE S TA R S

t h rough helpl ess inf ancy V enus sounds the love


.

call of the youth and the maiden gives an d takes , ,

smoothing out al l the d i ffi culti e s i n the con j ugal c a


reer S h e is ever burn in g incens e up on the altar of
.

afi e c t i o n and from her garden of love come the


flowers which scent ev en the most sordid so ul s with
celestial p erfume an d raise them for the time being
to the stature of gods .

B ut when Venus is afi l i c t e d all thes e sublime


,

q ualiti es become tainted an d take a hideous asp ect


acco r d in g to the nature of their afi l i c t i on S q uare s .

and opp ositions tur n to lust which makes the p er


so n revel i n sensual gratification the p erception of
,

b eauty whi ch ex p resses itself as art becomes sloven


l i n ess the tend ency to self sac ri fi c e the givin g of
,
-
,

oneself for others is turned to selfishness an d the p er


s o n will then seem to use othe rs to escap e an y task

or eff ort not to his or her li ki n g l aziness i s o n e of


,

the most p rominent characteristics of an aff licte d


Venus .

B eing feminin e Venus never reaches out toward


,

others but e x e rts a magnetic ener gy which draws


,

them to her T herefore she represent s i n the male


.

horoscop e those of the op posite sex to whom the p er


so n is d r a wn but i n a female h o roscop e Venus de
,

sc ri bes the p erson s o wn attraction for the O pp osite


sex and M ars the mal e planet shows who will be at

t rac t ed b y her charms


'

Venus is essentially di gnifi ed i n T aurus and L i


VE N U S ,
THE PLA N E T OF LO V E

bra .S h e i s ex alte d i n Pisces an d therefore her i n


flue nc e is most p owerfully felt when she is pl ace d i n
those S igns S h e is weak and aff licted when place d
.

in either of the martial si gns A ries or S co rp io where


she i s i n her fall Or when she i s i n the mercurial
,

si gn Virgo Th e b est H ouse p osition is i n the S ev


, .

e n t h where her influence will m ake the marri age se

ren e and blissful .

V E NU S I N TH E T W E L VE H O U S E S

"

9 1 V enus i n t h e F i rst H o use h as a t en d ency to .

sp read sunshine over the c h i ld s home an d make ’

the early life happy It gives an amiable char


.

acter so that the p erson is w ell liked b ecause of


his social nature an d friendly disp osition It .

brin gs out the love of music art an d a desire ,



for pleasure . T hat is what m ay b e c alled a

lucky p osit i on for it m akes the p erson very at
tractive to all with whom he or she comes i n
contact and i n that way it tends to give gener al
succe ss i n life It is also very good fo r the
.

general health .

9 2 V e nus i n t h e S ec o nd H o use is an indication Of


fi nancial success i n life Peopl e with Venus i n
.

thi s p osition a re usually very p opular and are


thus help ed by their frien d s to lucrative p osi
tions A t the same time th i s p osition makes the
.

p erson very w asteful an d p ro d igal so that it


tends to make him spend more than he earn s .
172 TH E M E S SA GE OF THE S TA R S

Th e money i s usually squandered o n pleasure ,

dress and orn aments for self by a woman and


for an amour b y a man and not infrequently ,

leads to abuses which undermine the health .

This position also shows gain by dealing i n '

thin gs ruled by Venus such as dress goods , ,

j ewel ry music etc


, , .

9 3 V e nus i n t h e T h ird H o us e has a p articularly


beneficial e ff ect upon the mind making the p er ,

so n che erful optimistic and inclined to look at


,

everythin g from the b right sid e of life It .

gives a love of music art literature and every


, ,

thing that has a refining influence an unusual ,

facility to exp res s ones elf i n a happy an d app ro


,

p ri at e manner either i n speech or w riting


,
It .

gives love of travel ; the p erson will en j oy him


self On his j ourneys and benefit by them It .

al so m akes relations with brothers an d sisters



and neighbors and the p eopl e in one s imm ed iate
environment congeni al .

V e nus i n t h e F o urt h H o us e shows happy con


di t i o n s in the home p articularly i n the l atter
,

p art of life It also indicat e s that an inhe rit


.

ance will be l eft to the p erson an d that if he


owns houses or lands he will gain much by
them .

Q5 V e nus i n t h e F i fth H o use m akes the p erson u n


usually a ff ectionate and as a resul t he or she


1 74 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TA R S

way will b e found to settl e the matter without


actual rupture T hi s p osition is good for actors
.
,

singers and others whose c allin g b ri n gs them


,

before the publi c i n a vocal cap acity for it en


sures a kind and sy mp athetic reception o n t h e
p art of their audience .

V enus i n t h e E i gh t h H o use will b ring gain by


marriage p artnership or l egacy if it is well
,

asp ected but if it is affli cte d it brings loss and


,

dis app ointment i n love or an e x travagant mar


,

ri age p artner and legal trouble over a will


, .

V enus i n t h e Ni n th H o use i s a ve ry fortunate .

position if Venus is well aspected fo r bein g so ,

highl y elevated here it ex ercises considerabl e in


flu en c e on the life and m akes the d i sp osition ex
c ee di n gl y kind symp athetic an d helpful so that
,

by these qualities the p e rs on b ecomes much es


t eemed and sought after p arti cularly i n chari ,

table o r religious work for this p osition als o


,

brings out the d evotional sid e of the nature .

It gives a love of music art and drama as well ,

as everything that has an influence for soul up


l i f t me n t
. Whenever the p ers on j ourneys fro m
one place to another for gain or for pleasure ,

Venus in the Ninth H ouse wi ll smooth the p at h


before h i m and m ake his trip thoroughl y enj oy
able I f Venus is a fflicted i n the Ninth H ouse
.

the p erson will long to do or to be all the fore


VE N U S ,
TH E PLA N E T OF LO V E 1 75

going things but w i ll fi n d i t ex ceed i n gly diffi


,

cult i f not imp ossibl e to accomplish his d e


,

sire.

9 1 0V e nus tn th e is one o f the best


T en th H o us e
si gns of general success i n the life when well

as p ected Th e p erson who has th i s p osition b e


comes very p opular p articul arl y with the opp o


,

site sex an d wi ll rise i n the social scal e through


,

marri age I t gives an ab ility to avoid trouble


.

i n life and e x tract from it all th e pleasure there


is in every situation Comfortabl e financial cir .

c u m st an c e s attend up on the p erson all through

life and foste r a general attit ud e of optimism .

When Venus is a fflicted i nthe T enth H ous e t h e


pe rson i s looked down o n by those i n his soci al
'

environment and though he tries to ingratiate


himself with those who are i n the charmed circles ,

he will find hi msel f left wi th snubs and insults .

A hasty or ill considered marriage is apt to


-

m ake matters worse and br i ng him farther into


disrepute as a scap egrace
, .

9 11 V e nus i n t h e E l ev ent h H o us e if well aspecte d -

brin gs to the p erson hosts of friends who are


.

willin g an d anx ious to ai d him i n the realizati on


of his hopes wishes an d desi r es but it depen d s
, ,

upon the nature an d charac t er of the si gn where


i n Venus i s placed as well as o n the strength of
the as pects whether they wi ll b e able to d o so ,
176 THE M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

or not F o r instance if Venus is i n the E leventh


.
,

H ouse i n A ri es o r S corp i o one of the martial


,

signs where she is weak and asp ected only by


,

sex tiles from M ercury and the M oon very little ,

help c an b e exp ected of her comp ared to wha t


she will give if she is i n her own sign s T aurus
o r Libra and asp ected by trines f rom t h e S un
and J upiter In the cas e first cited the friends
.
,

d rawn to t h e p e rson may be ever so sincere i n


their wish to hel p but will not have the ability .

I n the last case they will e x ert a powerf ul i n


flu en c e an d will accomplish wonders I f Venus .

is a fflicted in the E leventh H ouse it is very


often found that the person attracts friends who
impose upon him an d work him or her fo r all
he i s wo rt h and when they have used h i m to t h e
'

fullest ex tent and h e cannot serve their purp ose


any longer they throw h i m aside .

9 12 V en us i n t h e T wel ft h H o us e if well asp ected i n -

di c at e s that the p erson will benefit from the


things si gnified by this H ouse viz occup ations ,
.
,

connected with p risons hospitals or charitable


,

institutions or by work i n a chemic al labora


,

tory or some such secluded occupation where h e


does not com e in touch w ith the p ublic I t also .

favo rs s tudy an d p ractice of t h e occult an d


gives a tendenc y to secret clandestine love af
,

fairs which will p ro b ab y run smoothly if Venus


is well aspect ed but if she is weak by sign o r
-
, ,
1 78 THE M E S SA GE OF TH E S TA R S

of Libra and Pisces where she i s also


c ep t i o n

essentially di gnified and ex alte d I t is a very .

favorable p osition for financial aff a i rs esp ecially ,

gains derived through the p erson s o wn efforts ’

in whatever vo cation i n life he may have chosen .

It gives a friendly and sociable disposition with


the ability to inspire reci procal feelin gs i n oth
ers People with Venus i n T aurus are very set
.

i n thei r opinions concerning correct form and


deco rum correct i n sp eech an d onc e they have
,

formed an op inion they hold to it very tenacious


ly . T hey are generous but not extravagant .

9 II V enus i n Gem i ni bl ends the b e auty of Venus


with the mercu ri al ability to exp res s so that
p eople wh o have thi s configuration are abl e to
choose their words with sin gular facility and i n
fuse i n them a rhythm which is like music to the
ears of a listener T he refo re this i s one of the
.

configurations which make p oets p rovid ed of ,

course that other indications in the horoscop e


support fo r it s h ould always b e remembere d
,

by the student that no sin gle as p ect or p osition


is i n itself su fficient to mark a p rominent charac
teri stic To do this the whol e horoscop e must b e
.

blended T his p osition h as a very refining i n


.

flu e n c e o n the mind inclinin g to a literary o r


,

artistic career It makes the pe rson beloved of


.

his brothers and sisters neighbors and other ,

peopl e i n his immediate environment This p o .


V E N US TH E PLA N E T , or LO V E 1 79

si t i o n
also inclines to m arriage and frequently
to more than one union I t favors travelin g both
.

for gain and pleasure esp ecially S hort j ourneys


, .

V en us i n Can cer blends the characteristics o f


'

9 SS
Venus with those of the M oon and th e p sychi c .

watery nature of C ancer T herefore this posi


.
'

tion gives the p erson a very fruitful i m agin a


tion and h e o r she i s very ap t to come i n touch
with the inhabitants of the unseen world or at
l east take up some very devotional phase of re
l i gi on but thi s is d angerous because Venus i s
,

negative attracting without selectin g or discrim


,

i n at i n g hence liabl e to domination by spirit con


,

trols an d the d angers of mediumship .

9 SL V in
L eo is comp ounding love f or L e o

e n us
'

rules the heart and whoever has this p osition will


b e tend er hearted t o a d egree Contrary to t h e
-
.

commonly accepted ide as there is a c ruel streak


i n Leo but when Venus is there there is no mor e
,
-

loving and ten d er si gn i n the zodiac besides b e ,

in g that Leo is a fi x ed si gn Venus i n thi s p osi


tion makes for an unp aralleled ability for th e
a ff ections when once they h ave been placed an d
an unswerving loyalty to the ob j ect thereo f .

B eing that L eo is the fifth si gn Venus i n L e o


also gives success i n enter t ainment or education
al enterp rises an d the bl en d ing of t h e Venu s
1 80 THE M E S SA G E OF TH E S T A RS

ray with the solar brings favor from those abov e


the pe rson in t h e soci al scal e .

9 "
12 Ve n us Vi rgo , the S i x th H ouse S i gn gives the
in
p e rs on a deep and tender symp athy for the sick
an d peopl e with this p osition m ake good nurses .

T his position also favors occup ation as a chem


ist a di etician who i s concern e d with the p re
,

p arat i o n of foods for the mainten ance or attain


m ent of health I f the p erson h as employees or
.

s ub ordinates under his management his relations

with those p eopl e will always b e very pl easant ,

and they will serve him well .

9 fi V e n us i n L i bra t h e S eventh H ouse si gn is e s


, .

se n t i al l y di gnified and stron g T his i s on e of


.

the configu rations w h ich testify to a fruitful


an d con genial m arri age or successful p artner
s hip . I t gives m usical and artistic ability and
m akes the p erson p opul ar i n public life I f on .

gaged as a sp eaker o r singer it ensures an ap



o

p re c i at i v e audience whenever he app ears in


p ubli c .

9 TIL V e n us i n S c o rp i o i s the worst p osition of all


i n which she may be pl a ced for here again the
,

l ove ray of Venus bl ends with the m artial fire


-

of p as sion i n the si gn governin g the genitals so


t hat if there are no other redee min g an d re


s t rainin g influences in the horoscope love turns

t o l ust and an unbridled gratification of an e x


1 82 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TA R S

T herefore also this p osition indicates a genial


and optimistic disp osition a symp athetic kind , ,

and generous h eart a love of Go d exp re ssed i n


,
'

reli gious devotion or love of m an shown b y p h il


,

an t h ro p y an d charity It indicates a refined


.

mind cultured and fond of drama art and


, , ,

musi c I t fosters the imagination an d intuition


.

and like the other double bodied signs Gemini -

an d Pisces it inclines to plurality of marri a es


,
g .

V en us i n C ap ri co rn the T enth H ouse S i gn


, ,

gives social success and pop ularity but Venus ,

does not blend well with S aturn the r uler of ,

Cap ricorn T here is therefore a slight tendency


.

t o melancholy i n p eople wh o have Venu s i n that

p osition . No r are they ever secure i n the favors


wh i ch they receive from other p eopl e or i n their
p opularity for S aturn h as a tendency to throw
,

t hem down when they h ave reached the highest


p inn acle .T herefore though this p osition may
,

h elp them to climb the ladder of advancement


i n social circles o r i n business they are never
s afe i n their position T his p osition makes a
.

p erson very j ealous of honor and he takes it to


heart when sometimes S aturn throws him down .

Venus i n S aturn s si gn often causes the p erson


to disregard the fact that disp a rity of a ge is so


fatal to happiness i n marri age and either if he
m arries youn g he takes someone who is much
older than himself for a p artner or if marri ed -
VE N U S ,
TH E P LA N E T OF LO V E 183

in l ater years he selects someone wh o is still i n


the bloom of youth with the almost inevi tabl e
.

resul t that disagreement an d dissolution of the


m arriage ti e take plac e i n the cou rs e of a f e w

years F requently also p eopl e with this position


.

of Venus m arry for business o r as a matter of


co nvenience I n short Venus never reaches h e x
.

le gitimate e x p ression of love i n S aturn s H ouse ’

an d therefore such unions are always a source

of sorrow an d disapp ointment to the contract


i n g p arties .

Ve i us i n A q u ari us indicates a blending of the


U r anian qualities , indep endence imp atience of ,

res traint , disregard of convention desire for ,

ori ginality uncomp romising sincerity and i n


,

t u i t o n with those of Venus and as a result we


,

find that p eopl e with this configuration refuse to


b e l ound by the usual restrictive rules of so
clety i n their l ove a ffairs and follow their “


h e alt s inclinatio n regardle ss of what others
m ay say or think T hey are firm believe rs i n
.

the theory of soul mates a ffinities e t cetera


-
, , ,

and l iable to act i n the most une x pected m an


ner with such startling suddenness that neither
they nor anyon e else are abl e to foresee what
they may say o r do next B ut at the same .

time they are so l oving an d S incere i n their


con victions that friends neve r fail them and
1 84 TH E M E S SA G E O F TH E S TA R S

whatever success they attain i n life is usually


due to the efi o rt of fri ends t o help them to
realiz e their hopes wi shes and aspirations
,
.

9 s V e n us i n Pis c es is i n her
a o wn e x al t i o n
/ i gn S

where S h e again blends with the of


J upiter and as Pisces i s a watery p osi
tion signifies a p owerf ul em o t sub
dued and toned d own by the element rro w
inherent i n the twelfth house S i gn .
po
sitiou therefore; indicate s someone c of
feeling a sentiment such as that f our
S avior whe n H e said : Come unt ye
that are weak and heavy laden and give

you rest . T hus Venus in Pisces indi a na
ture yearning and achin g to assist wh o
are a fflicted by bodily ills or sufle from
sorrow M oved by comp assion such
. le of

t en take up work i n a p rison or cha l e in


st i t u t i o n where they find an outlet their
comp assion T his p osition also gives
. tense
love of music and when other c on

cur considerable ability to ex p res


cally or instrumentally for music
,

wo n derful outlet for the deepest


which the human soul is cap able .

Venus i n Pisces are esp ecially liab


ci e l imposition on the p art of othe rs
through an illegal marriage .
1 86 TH E M E S S A GE O F T H E S TA R S

salesmanship for such people are suave a ff able


, ,

and p ersuasive .

D <5 P >k A 9 Th e Mo on j
c o n u nc ti o n, p aral l el se x t il e

or V en u s T h e M oon is a si gn ifi c at o r
t ri n e t o .

or marriage for a man and therefore the


good aspects between Venus the planet of love , ,

an d the M oon are good indications of a happy



marriage when it occurs i n a man s horoscop e .


B ut in a woman s horoscop e these as pects op e
rate up on the health for the Moon is the planet
,

of fecundity and has rule over the female func


ti ons i n p articul ar which are so large a factor i n
the health of a woman this is much strengthene d
by the good aspects of the M oon and Venus .

T hese aspects make the p erson an orator with


a fruitful imagination ; give love of pleasure .

m usic an d art an engaging p ersonality


,
very ,

attractive to the opp o site sex because kindly , ,

a ffectionate an d symp athetic T his tends to gen .

eral success i n life and the p erson usually has


su fficient for the day an d the way .

N3 8 9 Th e Mo o n s q uare or Op p osi ti o n to Ve
nus indication of trouble i n marriage for a
is an

m an because the wife d es cribed by an a fflicte d


,

Venus will then be S lovenly an d of dissolute hab


its which will destroy domestic hap piness I n .


a woman s horoscop e it indicates disturbance
of the femal e functions and it also gi ves a t en
deney to d igestive t ro ubl es an d poor circulation
.
VE N U S ,
TH E P LA N E T OF LO V E 1 87

when i n the horoscop e of either sex T hese as .

p ec t s also give a liability to trouble through sl an


der and public sc a ndal .

7? l A 9
>< V e n us s ex til e o r tri n e t o S aturn Th e .
-

good qualities of Venus are l ove an d a ffection


and the good qualities of S aturn are tact diplo ,

m ac y m e t h o d
,
system j ustice thrift and econ
, , ,

om y . Nve m ay therefore j udge that when these


t wo pl anets are c o n fi gu rat e d i n good asp ect
they make the p erson faithful and true j ust ,

and methodical qualities which make for success


,

i n all dep artments of life T herefore a p erson


.

with these aspects will be much sought as a


friend and adviser or as a p erson to be trusted
,

with any co m mission requirin g sterling honesty


and ability I t makes the p erson S imple i n his
.

tastes an d of unimpeachable morality and gives ,

honor esteem health an d easy circumstances


, ,
.

d D ? 9
c S atu rn p arall el , c o nj un c ti o n , sq uare
or O p p osi ti o n t o V e n us brings out the evil
qualities of the t wo planets and trouble s which
are thus ge nerated usually come through the p er
son s relations with the op posite sex I t m ake s
’ ‘

him underhanded and scheming to gratify h i s


p assions O ften i n an unusual manner and h is p er
verted desires are us ually di rected against
s ome one who is much youn ger than himself I f .

regular marria ge relations are entered into such


a p erson i s usually a demon in j ealousy wh o
1 88 TH E M E S SA GE O F TH E S TAR S

makes l ife a burden for the marriage p artner o n


account of his suspicious n ature P eople with .

these afflictions are also stingy i n all money mat


ters and exceedin gly avaricious T hey have poor .

business j ud gment and are therefore liabl e to


losses failure and bankruptcy
,
.

HP d A 9 J up i t er j p ar all el ,
s ex c o n u n c ti o n ,

til e or t ri n e t o V e nu s is one of the best S i gn s


of success an d general good fo rtune I t favors .

the accumulation of wealth and the enj oyment


of all the l ux uries of life I t is a good indication
.

of a successful and happy marri age social p res ,

ti ge an d the respect of all wi t h whom the p erson


comes i n contact It gives the p erson a j ovial
. ,

optimistic generous an d large hearted disp osi


,
-

tion one who is hospitable to a d egree interested


, ,

and active in phil anthropi c measures a lib eral ,

mind tole rant of the V iews Of others even where


he diff ers radically fond of pl easure travelin g
, , ,

p arties and capable of en j oying life to the full


,

est extent T hese asp ects also give a talent for


.

music esp eci ally if either or both are i n Pisces


, .

Z c ? 9 J up i t er s q u are V e n us
or o p p o si ti o n to
gives the same lu x urious likings as the good

asp ects but limits the ability to satisfy them


, ,

although such p eople make the most frantic e f


forts to p resent a fine front to the world an d
they are generally found out to be S hams T heir .

lack of business ability is often resp onsibl e for


1 90 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S TA R S

the person l ess blunt and domineer i ng more kin d ,

and p olite ; it is therefore good i n that respect .

but the conj unction also strengthens the p as


si o n al n ature ; esp ecially if it occurs i n S corp io

and i n the T welfth H ouse it leads to self abus e -

so that i n those cases it is decidedly bad .

8 D 6’
9 M ars s q u are or o p p o si t io n V en us . S ee
p age 3 29 .

If l A 9
>< Uran u s s ex t i l e o r V enus makes t h e
t ri n e t o
person mentally alert of quick intuitive p ercep
,

tion and exceedingly magnetic especially to the ,

opp osite sex ; but he also attracts hosts of friend s


who will be a benefit and assistance to him .

T hese asp ects give love of art music and p oetry ,

and are favorable indications of a hap py mar


ri age O ften at a very early age or it is suddenly ,

consummated . T hey also sometimes bring the


sub j ect l o v e o f a pl atonic nature .

6 P 9 Uran u s j o r p aral l el t o V e n us
c o n un c t i o n .

T here is a doubt as to whether this asp ect should


b e cl assed as good or evil which must be settled
,

i n the individual horoscope where it occurs for


it m ay work either way dep ending upon the ,

other planetary configurations I f V enus is .

otherwise a ffl icted in the horoscope for instance


w
, .

the conj unction o r p arallel ill further ac c en


tuate he r evil qualities but if Sh e is well placed
,

or aspected U ranus will bring out the nobler side .


VENUS ,
TH E PLA N E T OF LO V E 1 91

WD é’
9 Uran us V e nus
sq u ar e or o p p osi ti o n to .

T h e square o r opp osition always b rings trouble


through the sex rel ation : a hasty ill c o n si d ,
-

ered union quarrels divorces publi c scandals


, , ,

through cl andest ine intercourse and kindre d ir


re gu l arities with loss of friends p restige and
, ,

p opularity exile from home and family and sud


,

den financial losses through unex p ected o r n u


foreseen happenings T here is a general lack .

of bal ance an erratic p ersonality


, .

* A S? Nep t un e s ex t il e
V e nu s makes or t ri n e t o
an inspirational musici an It gives a fert il e .

imagination and deep emotions a nature that is ,

pure and chaste hence occasionally it leads to


,

platonic unions and comp anionship of the most


esthetic nature .

l )
l OP 9 Nep t u n e j
c on u n c t io n
V e n us or p aral l el t o
is to be j ud ged on the sam e line as indicated in
the case of M ars and Uranus .

T EL? 9 N ep t u n e V enu s
s q uare or o p p o si ti o n to
makes the p erson liable to sorrow loss and trou ,

ble esp ecially through the marriage p artner or


,

anyon e else i n whom he trusts People with thi s .

asp ect should be p articul arly careful to avoid


anythin g which has i n it an element of chance
or sp eculation for they are sure to lose esp e
, ,

c i all y i n dealin g with large comp anies or cor

p o rat i o ns .
C H A PT E R X .

M E R C UR Y ,
TH E PLA N E T OF R E AS O N

Y T H OL OGI CA LL Y M ercury is represented as



a M essenger of the Gods and this is i n line
with the occult facts for when infant humanity ha d
,

b een led astray by the martial Lucifer spirits and


fallen in to ge n erati o n it became necessary for the
other divine hierarchies to take steps looking to a f u
ture rege n erati on and to further that Obj ect the L ords
of Venus were b rought to the earth to educate h u
manity i n such a manner that love might be sub st i
t ut e d for lust and m en mi ght thus be induce d to
aspire to somethin g higher While the Lords of
.

Venus dealt with mankind in general the most p re


c o c i o u s amon g them were taken i n hand by the Lords

of M ercury whose wisdom teaching is symbolically


,
-
,

embodied i n the caduceus or stafi o f M erc ury con ‘ ’


,

sisting of t wo serp ents twining around a rod and


rep resentin g the solution of the riddle of life :

Whence we have come Why we are here and,


Whither we are bound showing the pupil the spiral
,

p ath of i nvo l u t i o n by which the divine spark has


buried itself in matter also the S piral p ath of ono l u
,

t i o n by which humanity will eventually a gain reach



the F ather s bosom and the short road of I ni ti at i o n
,

1 92
1 94 TH E M E S SA G E O F TH E S TA RS

in the d ark and must l earn a great d eal of its lessons


by ex perience .

A s we have found that it is di fficult for a number


of young students to determine when M ercury goes
b efore or behind the S un we may say i n farther elu
c i dat i o n of that sub j ect :

When M ercury is i n a lower degree of the same


S ign as the S u n or i n any degree of the previous si gn

then as a matter of course he rises b efo re the S un T o .

illustrate : If the S un is in twenty degrees of Cancer


an d M ercury is i n five ten or fiftee n degrees of that
,

si gn o ri f he is i n any degree of Gemini then he rises ,

b efo re the S un .

B ut if he is in tw enty five degrees of Cancer -

which is a higher degree of the same S ign or if he is ,

i n any degree i n Leo which i s the succeeding S ign to


C ancer then he rises b eh i nd the S un and loses p art
,

of his good influence .

A retrograde M ercury is also a detriment to the


faculty of reason But in the year of life when Me r
.

cury by p rogression again turns direct the reasonin g ,

faculties will improve corresp ondingly M ercury is .

strongest in the airy signs Gemini Libra and A q u ar , ,

ius but he is ex alted and therefore most p owerful i n


,

Virgo M ercury has special rul e over age nts and mes
.

s en ge rs salesmen p ostmen and other common car


, ,

ri e rs p eople en gaged i n advertising or p rinting liter


, ,

ary men writers reporters secretaries clerks stenog


, , , , ,

rap h e rs and typ ewriters commission m e n an d other


,

middle men demagogues c o nfi den c e m en and thieves


, ,
-
.
M E RC URY , TH E PLA N E T O F RE A S O N 19 5

ME R C UR Y I N TH E T WE L VE H O U S E S .

: 1
E M erc ury i n t h e A sc e ndan t, or F i rs t H o use
ma kes
the p erson quick witted and sharp according t o
-

the nature of the S ign rising and the aspects


O f the pl anets wh i ch he receives Th e fiery sign s
.

and the ai ry si gn s have the strongest i n flu en c e


i n that respect I n A ries and L eo he is more i m
.

pulsive than when rising i n S agittarius b ut ,

Gemini Libra and A quarius are best


,
Whe n .

M ercury is risin g i n the watery Si gns Cancer and


Pisces th e intellect is dull but risin g i n S corpi o
,

where it is fired by t h e m art i al en ergy and armed


w i th the venomous sting of the scorp ion it has
'

a somewhat similar influence to that of M ars in


S corpio though not quite so p ronounced .

M erc ury i n t h e S ec o nd H o us e is good for gain


through mercuri al occup ations esp eci ally where
the p erson is employed by someone else so that .

he app ears i n a true mercurial cap acity as agent ,

messenger clerk writer or whatever else


, ,
.

M e rc ury i n t h e T h i rd H o us e and well asp ected -

has wonderful influence o n the mental qualities .

of the native I t makes the mind serene and o p


.

t i m i st i c inclined to study an d research work


,
.

It gives fluency as a sp eaker an d success by s hort


of
j ourneys or travel an d m ake s the relations
the p erson harmonious with his brothers When .

M ercury i s a ffl icted i n the T h i rd H ouse i t i n


1 96 THE M E S SA GE O F T H E S TA R S

clines to worry and p essimism trouble and an ,

n oyance with sisters and brothers and when o n


short j ourneys .

M erc ury i n th e F o urt h


gives instability H o u se
to home conditions I t si gnifies the homeless
.

wanderer who is always moving from pl ace to


pl ace unless a good asp ect to S aturn comes i n to
steady him down T his is however a good as .
, ,

p e c t fo r p eopl e engaged in mercurial p osition s


which require a station ary residence such as li ,

b rari an or literary m en engaged i n newsp ap er


,

work employees i n p rintin g establishments com


, ,

m ission houses agenci es and kindred occup a


,

t ions .I f M ercury is a fflicted by S aturn the home


c onditions of the person will cause him a great
deal of worry .

M erc ury i n t h e F if th H o use centers the mind


up on education amusements courtships an d , ,

children I f M ercury is well aspected by S aturn


.
-

o r J up iter it gives depth to the mind and ma kes


the p erson successful i n enterp rises connected
with education publishing or p ublic amuse
,

m ents Good aspects from M ars or Venus give


.

s uccess in courtship but the adverse aspects of

the planets make the n ature cruel ; he is in c o n


s tant i n a ff ection toward those he p rofesses to

l ove, inclined to worry over affairs of his


c hildren and sup erfici al as a teacher A good
, .

asp ect from the S un is an excellent indication


1 98 THE M E S SA GE O F T H E S T A RS

either to defend himself against libel from others


or o n account of libel committed by himself A .

well aspected M ercury i n the S eventh H ou se also


-

indicates a successful marriage to a relative or


an employee but when M ercury i s a ffli cted either
,

the person or the marriage p artner is of a nag


gin g nature SO that the married life is S p oiled
by constant quarrels and disputes on account of
fi c kl e n e ss and faithlessness .

M erc ury i n t h e E i gh th H ous e when well aspected -

gives gain through literary or scientific o c c u


p atiou agencies or other mercurial p ositions pro
,

v i de d they are carried o n i n p artne rship w ith


s omeone else T his p osition also indicates tha t
.

t h e p erson will receive a legacy and it is a good


i ndication of the financial success of the mar
r i age ,
but if M ercury is a ffl icted its p osition i n
the E ighth H ouse indicates financial troubles
of the marriage p artner and liti gation p robably
in connection with a legacy left to the person .

M erc ury i n t h e Ni n th H o use and well aspected -

gives love of reli gi on science letters and l aw


, , ,

a studious mind capable of d elving deeply into


p rofound p roblems of life and bein g p hilosophic,

and philanthropic desire to travel if ne ed be to


,

the ends of the earth i n pursuit of knowledge .

T his position gives facility of speech and writ


ing and success i n religion philosophy l aw an d
, ,

science T h e mind is broad flexibl e and adapt


.
,
M ERC URY , TH E PLA N E T OF RE A S ON 199

able therefore the p erson is liable to change his


,

vi ews o n the various sub j ects which he has stud


i e d seve ral times i n his life but there will always
,

be a good reason for a d opting another vie wp oint .

I f M ercur y is a ffl icted in the Ninth H ous e


he makes t h e p erson e x ceedin gl y unstable o f
mind chan geable as a weather vane i n all h i s
,

p ursuits an d activities S uch a p erson will never


.

st ay by anythin g lon g enough to try it out and


therefore he will meet with a series of disasters
all through life P robably he may j ourney from
.

o n e place to another i n search of success but he

will never fi n d i t until he learns to concentrate


his energies up on one thing T his p osition is
.

also a fruitful source of trouble with the l aw o r


legal a ffairs.

§ 1 0 M erc ury i n t h T ent h H o u se, well aspecte d ,


e
'
-

shows adaptability and resourcefulness such as


enables the p erson to cop e with all the contin
ge n c i e s of life
. I t makes a successful lecturer ,

p ublisher or writer and is also favorable to suc


cess i n one of the occult occupations If M e r .

cury is pl aced i n one of the airy signs the p ower


of e x p ression is much enhanced F requently .

people w i th M ercu ry i n this p osition have sev


eral occup ations but usually they succeed best
,

i n a subordinate cap acity .

5 11 M erc ury i n t h e E l ev e n t h H o use brings a great


many acquaintances among literary scientific or ,
200 T H E M E S S A GE O F T H E '

S TA R S

other mercurial people but none of them are ,

su fficiently steadfast to be relied up on unless


M ercury is very well asp ected T his p osition has .

a te ndency to make a p e rso n critical and cynical


It sharpens his intellect however and g ives him , ,

a good flo w of l anguage .

£2 12 Me rc u ry in th e T we l ft h H o use ,
if well as
p e c t ed gives a mind p eculiarly fitted to delve
into the mysterious occult or secret things T his
, .

i s especially the case if M ercury is between the


S u n and M idheaven that i s to say if M ercury
,

goes b efo re the S un or rises earlier than that


luminary for then all the light that is i n the
,

spi rit seems to shine forth and make the pe rson


intellectually keen and bright T herefore this .

is a good p osition for detective work as well as


scientific or occult research work Chemists of .

great ability have been p roduced under this as


p ec t for such p eople have the faculty of going
into the most minute details in things which
seem m i c rosc Op i c and unimp ortant to others .

When M ercury is i n the T welfth H ouse and


a ffli cted especially by S aturn or M ars also whe n
, ,

c o m bu s t or b e h i n d t h e S u n there is dan ger th at

the mind may become clouded an d insanity may


result I t may also be noted that the a ffliction
.

will di ffer accordin g to the way M ercury is as


p ec t e d I
. f by M ars or U ranus the sub j ect m ay
be exceedingly violent if by S aturn he will b e ,
20
2 TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E S TA R S

m outhed T hey are good counse l lors an d c an


.

be dep ended up on to keep a secret A t the same .

time they are not recluses but have a pleasant , ,

sociable disp osition T hey are fond of f un an d


.

recreation they love music art and literature


, , ,

so they are thoroughly likable people if M ercury


is well aspected B ut if M ercury is a ffl icted they
-
.

“ ”
become what the S cotch call do ur also Oh ,

sti m ate stubborn secretive an d avaricious


, , .

QII M erc ury i n Gem i ni makes a pe rson fond of


change and travel H e is always ready to i nv e s
.

t i gat e some n e w thing or go to some other place,

for a change ; i n short almost anything that is ,

n ew appeals to him A t the same time if M er


.

cury is well f o rt i fi e d they will gain greatly by


-

this flui di c state of the mind for they are shrewd


and p enetrating i n their j ud gment so that they
know a good thin g when they see it and are not
p rej udiced by p reconceived set opinions T here ,
.

fore they are good business men an d their ability


to see a p oint makes them p articularly good l aw
y e rs . T hey also succeed well as traveling sales
m en .

M erc u ry i n C anc er gives a clear intellect


a ,

good memory and sup erlative adaptability so ,

that they can fit into any place or occup ation


they may fi n d and also adapt themselves to the
opinions and ideas of others T hey love p raise .

an d flattery therefore they are caref ul not to do


,
M E RC URY , TH E PLA N E T O F RE A S O N 20
3

anythi ng whereby they may forfeit the good


O pinion of others .

£5 51
, M erc u ry i n L eo gives a p ositive strong an d ,

p ersevering intellect with high ideals an d asp i r


at i o n s which scorns to stoop to l o w and mean

acts despises e q uivocation blunt and outspoken


, , ,

quick temp ered but kind hearted an d symp a


-
,
-

thetic People with Mercury i n Leo well f o rt i fi e d


.
-

have good organizing ability and make capable


l eaders T hey l ove children an d are also fond
.

of pleasure When M e rcury i s a ffl icted i n Leo


.

it makes the p erson fickl e an d inconstant i n his


afi e c t i o n s an unsuccessf ul gambler and sp ec u
,

lator a l ow an d sensual nature


, .

£5 up M erc u ry i n Vi rgo is at the zenith of his p ower


fo r there he is exalted consequently when well ,

aspecte d it gives a clear l ogical scientific mind , , ,

eloquence and the ability to exp ress oneself


fluently i n a number of languages I t gives t h e .

p erson a comp rehensive d iscriminating outlook ,

upon life his conclusions are usually p ractical


,

and to the p oint because he also like the T au


'

rian M ercury looks before he leap s I n short


, .

this characteri sti c is i n a degree true of all the


earthy si gns When M ercu ry is a ffli cted i n Virgo
.

i t m akes the m an i rritable p etulant and selfish , ,

always looking fo r flaws in eve rything he comes


across Peopl e with M ercury i n Virgo make ex
.
20
4 TH E M E S SAGE OF TH E S TA R S

c el l e n t
dieti cians and chemists . T hey also have
an unusual de x terity .

M erc u ry i n L i bra when well aspected gives


,
-

a broad well balanced mind with a love of art


,
-

an d musi c and an uncommon ability of e x p res

sion I t brings success as a public sp eaker and


.

sometimes as a sin ger When M ercury is afflicted


.

i n Libra it indicates trouble by lawsuits through


p artnerships and an unfaithful m arriage p art
ner .

8 111 M erc ury i n S c o rp i o gives a shrewd mind a ,

keen asp iration a quick wit and a sharp ton gue


,

with biting sarcasm that c an sting like the seor


pion T h e disposition i s bold and stubborn
.
,

headstron g and di fficult to get along with B ut .

these p eopl e are e x tremely resourceful d aunt ,

less and able to overcome di fficulties which would


crush others T hey are attracte d to the occult
.
,

as a needl e is drawn to a m agnet When Me r .

cury is a fflicte d they are sub j ect to disap point


ment i n everything they undertake q uarrelsome , ,

S keptical and cynical always holding op posite


,

views to others .

M erc u ry i n S agi t tari u s T his is one of the.

stron gest p osit i ons of M ercury and if he is well


aspected it gives an exceedingly noble mind of
a reli gious and philosophical turn a mind which ,

scorns the shackles of conventions where they


20
6 THE M E S SA GE OF THE S TA RS

M erc ury i n A q u ari us gives the U ranian q uali


ties of originality and indep en d ence and an un
conquerabl e love of liberty to the mind so tha t
p eople with M er cury i n this p osition are apt t o
repudiate all the social conventions and live ac
cordin g to their highly idealisti c conceptions .

T hey often take no heed of fashion and dres s


in a style enti rely their own T hey advocat e
.

ideas o n soci al sub j ects whi ch are a thousand



years ahead of the world s d evelopment amon g ,

them the theory of soul mates an d affinities


-

which is causing SO much trouble i n the world


today because its advocates have not yet grown
to the spiritual stature where they c an sep arat e
it from sex and live the true U ranian love life -

which i s altogether spiritual T h e foregoing de


.

lineations apply p articula rly where M ercury i s


aspected by Uranus and the p eople described by “

them are the e xtrem e p ro d uct of M ercury i n


A quarius . Al l who have this p osition however , .

are very intellectual they have hi gh id eals an d


,

aspirations a love of p op ular science and mathe


,

maties and are usually attracted to the occult


sciences also especially to astrology for they
, ,

have a fine faculty of reading the horoscop e .

T hey are kind sociabl e and fond of friends wit h


,

the result that they usually attract l arge num


bers of intellectual p eople to their circle of ac
q u ai nt an c es . When a ffl icte d this p osition makes .
M E RC U RY , TH E PLA N E T O F R E A SO N 20
7

the p erson disloyal and ready to p rey upon his


friends or criticise and sl ander them
, .

I? 96 M e rc u ry i n Pisc es the occult watery sign ,

seems to endow the mind with a certain p sychi c


faculty which is not so much intuition as i m ag
i n at i o n
. T hey think o r imagin e that somethin g
must be so and so and it is a startlin g fact that
they are usually correct but this ability brings
,
.

them d an gerously near to mediumship if Me r


cury is a ffl icted o r when Neptune the higher o c .

tave of M ercury is in the T welfth H ouse T here .

fore this is rathe r a dan gerous p osition If Me r .

cury is a fflicted by S aturn this p osition i n Pisces


makes the p erson liabl e to gl oom and the mind
will be sub j ect to constant worry with a turn
toward melancholy U sually p eople with M e r
.
,

cury in Pisces are of a kindly and benevolent dis


position T his also i s a good indication that suc
.

cess may b e attained i n chemistry and as a diet


i c i an by p reparation of health foods .

M E R C U R Y IN A S P E C T WI T H TH E O T H E R PLA N E T S

?
d C Th e S un in j
p aral l el to or c o n u n c ti o n

M erc u ry T hese are th e only aspects ever formed


.

and are good for the memory and mentality p ro


v i de d M ercury is not close r to the S un than three

degrees for then he is c o m b ust and hi s good
,

qualit i es are burn ed up i n the S un s rays It .

i s most fortunate to have M ercury rise before


20 T H E M E S S A GE O F T H E S T A RS
°

the S un at B irth for he is then the L i gh t b e arer


who holds the torch of reason b efo re the S pirit
which i n the horoscop e is symbolized by the
S un .When he rises after the S un the mentality
is not nearly so keen ( unless other good aspects
favor ) .

9 P d Q V e nus p aral l el c o n j u n c ti o n o r sex ti l e t o


,

M er c u r y Venus and M ercury are never more


.

than 7 6 d egrees ap art therefore they c an only ,

form the conj unctions p arallels and sextiles but


, ,

neither the trine square nor op position,


.

T hese aspects m ake the person cheerf ul and


comp anionable with a good natured disposition -

and a desire for society T hey also give ability .

for music and p oetry esp ecially if i n the A s ,

c e n dan t and are a general indication of su c c ess


,

i n salesmanship for such p eople are very suave ,

a ff abl e and persuasive .

D P d >I< A § M o o n i n p aral l el c on j u n c tio n,


Th e ,

se x ti l e o r t ri n e t o M e rc u ry gives a receptive
mind and a retentive memory t wo very rare ,

qualities and therefore these asp ects p art i c u ,

l arl y the sextile and trine are good indications ,

of success in life especi ally i n one of the mer


,

curial occupations literary cle rical o r traveling


, ,
.

P eople with these configurations are usually very


verbose p articul arly if t h e con j unction or trine
,

occurs in airy si gns or a S i gn of voice for then ,

the p ower of exp ression reaches a sup erlative


21 0 TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E S TA R S

ings where a steady hand is required o n the


helm Bu t they do not usually shine publicly
.

for they are very qui et sub d ued and serious i n


,

their manner and demeanor ; besides they are


absolutely honest and f ai rm i n ded hence they ,

m ake the very finest j udges obtainable .

b OP E
? S at urn c o n u n c ti o n
j o r p aral l e l to M er
c u ry gives dept h to the mind and forethought, ,

to gether with all t h e other good qualities enu


m e rat e d as resulting from the sextil e an d the

trine if M ercury is otherwise well asp ected but ,

not i n s o full a measure or at any rate the


,

p erson does not seem to b e abl e to ex tern alize


them as readily hence does not meet the same
,

assured success as given by the good asp ects .

H e also suff ers from the tendency to melancholy


denoted by the square or op position especially ,

if the asp ect occurs in on e of the common si gns


or i n Capricorn and if i n Gemini i t interferes
,

sadly with the dexterity S uch peopl e drop


.

everythin g they take into their hands T hese .

aspects also give an embarrassin g timidity and


if M ercury is a fflicted the undesirable qualit i es
enumerated as resulti ng from the square or Op
p osition may b e looke d for .

b D 6 e ’
S at urnq uare o r Op p osi tio n t o M erc ury
s

makes the p erson sub j ect to trouble an d delays


all through life H e i s thwarted on every hand
.

by slan d er and secret enemies and this condition


M E RC U RY , TH E PLA N E T O F RE A S O N 21 1

in time makes him bitter and sarcastic with the


additional result that he is shunned by all wh o
c an possibly get away from him and that in tim e

leads him to become a recluse who shuts himsel f


away to brood over hi s troubles S uch a p erson .

sometimes becomes sub j ect to mel ancholi a of a


most p iteous character T hese asp ects also mak e
.

the p erson cunning an d untruthful T hey give .

the same desire to study the occult conferred by


the good asp ects but there is the great diff er
,

ence that while the good asp ects of S aturn and


M ercury incline him to the study of occultism
from unselfish motives t h e bad aspects imp el
,


him to ferret out nature s secrets for p ersonal
p ower o r gain .

21 I? J u p i t er j p aral l el s ex ti l e
c o n u nc t i o n , ,

o r tri n e t o M erc u ry is on e of the finest asse ts i n

life for it gives a cheerf ul op timistic disposi


, ,

tion with the ability to always look up on th e


bright side of thin gs and keep up the spirit s i n
hours of adversity Th e min d is broad versatil e
.
,

and able to reason corre ctly an d to form a re


liabl e j udgment by careful deliberation T hes e .

p eople never give a hasty decision ; they requir e


time to think over whatever i s p resented to them .

but once they have reached a conclusion that .

will b e found incontrovertible T hey are suc


.

c essf ul i n l aw or literature and much resp ected

for their honesty and sincerity T hese asp ect s


.
212 TH E M E S SA GE OF THE S TA R S

are p a rticularly fortun ate for people wh o travel


for bus iness or pleasure for they will reap both
,

benefit and enj oyment from a mi gratory mode



of life ; it will make them healthy wealthy and ,

wise beyond the average and loved by every
,

b ody for the vital vibrations they radiate up on


w hoever they meet .

2I E] 8 Q J up i t e r sq uare o r op p osi ti o n t o M erc u ry


gives a vacillating and wavering disp osition so
that the p erson cannot make up his mind when
m ore than one course of action i s op en hence ,

p e ople with these asp ects often lose their o p p o r


t un i t ie s through p rocrastination an d lack of
j ud gment and they must therefore be cl assed
,
'

as failures i n life T hey are liable to scandal


.

an d S lander because of treacherous associates .

T hey S hould not travel for it will brin g them


,

l e ss an d trouble T hey should also b e extremely


.

c areful in m akin g contracts or agreements to d o

o r deliver certain things at a sp ecified time for ,

they will p robably be unable to fulfill the re


q u i re m e n t s and thus trouble and loss will result .

6 I A §é
>< M ars sex ti l e o r tri n e t o M erc ury gives
a keen S harp ingenious and resourceful m en
, ,

tality . I t makes the p erson enthusiastic over


an y p roposition which app eals to him and he

h as also the ability to enthuse others and imp ress


t hem with his views ; an indefatigable worker
i n any cause which arouses his symp athies but ,
21 4 TH E ME S SAGE OF TH E STARS

will O p erate similarly to the sextile o r tr i ne as ,

stated i n the foregoing p aragraph which see , .

B ut i f Mars and M ercury are i n one of the


watery si gns ( C ancer S corpio or Pisces ) or if
, ,

either or both are a ffl icted by S aturn U ranus ,

or Neptune the conj unction or p arallel of M ars


,

and M ercury will give the same evil tendencies


as the square or opp osition which are defined i n
the next p aragrap h .

S E W5 M ars s q u are or op p o si ti o n t o M erc ury


makes people quickwitted S harp an d al ert quick
, ,

t empered impul sive and excitable liable to j ump


, ,

at conclusions and act b efore they think with

t h e inevitabl e result that they are al ways getting


t hemselves or other p eople into trouble hence ,

t hey are dangerous associates T hey are born


.

p revaricators and utterly incap able of making a


s trai ght statement It is j ust as n atural for t hem
.

t o color or exaggerate their statements as it is .

to breathe .T hey are vitriolic i n their wrath


and their ton gues are more p oisonous than the
bite of a rattlesnake hence they are either feared
,

or hated by those who are unfortunate enough


to b e bound to them by environment ; all who
c an shun them T hey are bullies wh o are bound
.

either to rul e or ruin wherever they are an d ,

they allow n o obstacle to stand i n their way


which can b e removed either by force or slander .

T hey are the acme of selfishness swagger an d ,


M E RC UR Y ,
TH E P LA N E T O F RE A S O N 21 5

consummate egotism Th e foregoing tendencies .

may of course be modified by other aspects but ,

if they are not such p eople are a menace to


,

soci ety I f either M ars or M ercury are place d


.

i n the S ix th o r T welfth H ouses or i n an y other


p osition so that the bad asp ect acts upon the
health there is a liability to nervous p rostration
, ,

brain fever or insanity

It! >l< A 25 Uran us s ex til e or t ri n e t o M erc u ry gives


an original independent an d eccentri c mind i m
,

p atient of the fetters of fashion traditi on an d ,

convention S uch a p erson is strenuous i n his


.

e ff orts to h ew a p ath for himself i n complete


liberty T herefore this is the hall mark of the
.
-

pioneer in thought and invention the S i gn of ,

genius T heir i deas and ideals are e x ceedingly


.

lofty p rogressive and inspirin g i n fact too much


, ,

so i n the O pinion of the average m an o r woman


who looks up on their actions as vagari es the out ,

come o f a disease d mind Nevertheless they have .

plenty of friends o n account of their ki ndly an d


symp athetic n ature and these asp ects are goo d
fo r a literary or scientific p ursuit also for i n ,

v en t i o n p articularly those which have to d o


,

with ai r or electricity .

If OP E
} Uran us j M
c o n u n c ti o n
e r c u ry or p arall el .

I f M ercury is otherwise a fflicted the con j unction


an d p arallel are to be j u d ged as bad aspects an d

read accordingly but i f M ercury is otherwise


,
21 6 T H E M E S S A GE O F T H E S T A R S
'

well placed and aspecte d the d elineation gi ven


for the se x til e and trine will apply .

WD é’ P Uranus M erc ury


s q u are or o p p o si ti o n to
is the hall mark of the true crank or anarchist
-

who has extreme ideas to tear down the social


structure and unde rtake radical reforms People .

with these configuration s are given to ranting


and ravin g in public and their lan guage is usu
ally as cruel as the measures they advocate .

Whatever ability they p ossess is usually turne d


to a n erratic purpose and they are often forced
to make sudden changes on that account .

w5 < A P
'

N ep t u n e
j c o n u n c ti o n,
p aral l el s ex til e ,

o r t ri n e t o M e rc ury gives a mind p eculiarly


adapted to the occult art particularly if the ,

conj unction occurs i n the T hird or Ninth H ouses


or the trines are from the watery signs Cancer
and Pisces S uch p eople usually succeed i n o c
.

cult science and often d evelop a sup ernormal fac


li lty T hey are p articularly good as ma gneti c
.

heal ers .

Q C] 8 P q u are o r Op p o si ti o n t o M erc u ry
N ep t u n e s

give s a chaoti c mind liability to lack of memory


, ,

ind olence and a disposition to dream the time


away T here i s a restl ess desire for fam e an d
.

an inability t O fi t i n anywhere S u ch p eople are.

liabl e to fraud deception an d slander also to


, ,

suicide .
21 8 TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E S TA R S

watery si gn fertilized by the lunar ray the seed atoms


'

are p roj ected into the womb of the p rosp ective p arent
who is thus p repared for the p eriod of gestation an d
occul t science adds to this that the seed atoms of the
animal kingdom which is still mindless an d therefore
,

not amenable to lun ar influences i n that direction are ,

p roj ected through the watery martial S ign S c o rp i o


while the seed atom of the inert plant are poured i n
through the J up it eri an S i gn Pisces j ust before the
S un enters A ries at the vernal equino x to awaken the
millions of plant seeds thus fertilized which have been
sleepin g i n M other E arth T hus the human family
.

has the lon gest p eriod of gestation the animal a some


,

what shorter an d the plant the shortest of all .

T h e M oon also measures the period of p ostnata l


growth so that the p eri od of c h i l dh o o d measured by
,

the chan ge of teeth is complete at about seven years


of age when the M oon is s q uare to her place at birth .

T h e p erio d of p u b er ty is ushered i n at about fourteen


years of age when the M oon is i n o p p osi ti o n to her
p lace at birth and is m arked by the c h ange of vo i ce
i n the boy an d the commencement of the menses i n the
girl A t twenty o n e years of age the M oon by pro
.
-

g r ess i o n has traveled three quarters of the circle of


the horoscop e from its pl ace at birth T his finishes
.

the p eriod of incub ation an d the human being is c o n


si de re d to be full grown cap able of e x ercising a fran
-
,
.

chise and taking care of his o wn aff airs T hus the .

distance traveled by the New M Oo n during the p rena



tal p eri od of gestation in the mother s womb and the
THE M O O N PLA N E T
, OF F E C U N D AT I O N 21 9

distance traveled by the p rogressed M oon during the


twenty o n e years of p ost natal d evelopment i n the
- -

womb of M othe r Nature corresp ond exactly .

T h e M oon like M ercury has n o basic nature of


,

its o wn but serves to focus the qualities of the other


planets and si gns upon the human min d S h e governs .

the tid al air i n the lun gs and the colorless lymph i n


the body also the di gestive a ctivity and the symp a
,

thetic nervous system which automatically takes care


of the p rocess of digestion S h e also governs the cere
.

bellum the mammae the feminine functions and p ar


, ,

t u ri t i o n as already explained .

Peopl e who are strongly un d er the influence of


the lunar rays are of an easy going dreamy indolent-
, ,

nature adepts as architects of air castl es which never


,

materialize or assume concrete shape O therwise they ,

are very sociabl e an d easy to get along with T hey .

succeed best as cooks housekeepers or i n some domes


,

tic occup ation o r in one which has to do with liquids


or a seafarin g life ,

T h e M oon be ing female indicates the m arria ge


p artner for a m an so that i n a male horoscop e affli c
tion of the M oon would not be so apt to cause trouble
i n health as i n married life and the horoscop es of the
t wo se x es sh oul d therefore be read di fi e ren t l y with
respect to the S un and M o on I f S aturn a ffli cts the
.

M oon i n a woman s horoscope it will afi e c t her health



.


but the same aspects occurrin g i n a man s horoscop e
will cause him trouble i n married life I f the S un is .

a ffl icted in a man s horoscop e it will a ffect his health



220 TH E M E S SA G E O E T H E S TA R S

but i n a woman s horoscop e it would indicate trouble


with her husband A t the same time howe ver it


.

S hould not be forgotten that both the S u n and M oon

are vital factors i n the health of both se x es but o n e


sex i s more a ffecte d by the S un the other by the ,

M oon .

T h e M oon is the great t i m e m arker of the uni -

v erse. Without her our lives would be barren of


events for although the S u n and the planets by thei r
travel through the signs and houses indicate the years
when certain tende n cies shown i n the horoscop e m ay
culminate in action it invariably requires an asp ect
,

of the M oon to fertilize the aspect and make it bloom


into physical manifestation T h e S un an d the planets
.

m ay therefore be likened to the hour hand on the -

cl ock of destiny which S hows the y ear when each phase


of our destiny i s rip e for the harvest and the M oon
m ay be likened t o the minute hand which S hows the -

m o n t h when the influences are due to culminate into

action I n order to becom e fully conversant with the


.

influences of the M oon we woul d advise student s to


read carefully the article on eclip ses and n ew M oon
in our S implified S ci entific A strolo gy

T H E M OO N IN THE T W E L V E H O U S ES .

D 1 Th e When the M oon


M o o n i n t h e F i rs t H o us e .

i s risin g i n the F irst H ouse at birth and p artie


ul arl y i n a common or cardinal S ign S h e gives the

p erson then born a very restless nature ; he is


constantly endeavorin g to change his p osition ,
222 TH E M E S SA G E O F TH E S TA R S

publicity and if the M oon i s strengthened by


good a sp ects to M ercury they m ay reach a p osi
tion of p rominence .

Th e Moo n i n th e F o urt h
well asp ected H o use -

indicates fortunate home conditions especi al ly , .

toward the close of life but if the M oon is a fflicte d


we may j udge the reverse T his position also .

gives a tendency toward p sychic exp erience s


esp ecially if the M oon is i n its o wn S i gn Cancer
or the other watery S i gn Pisce s I t also S how s .

many changes of residence which will b e f o rt u


nate or otherwise accordin g to the other asp ect s
of the M oon .

Th e Mo on i n t h e F ift h H o use i n cardin al o r


common signs indicates a p erson of very change
able a ff ections fond of pl easure and gambling
,
.

I t is a S ign of a fruitful marriage p articularly


when i n S cor p io E ven in a barren S i gn like Le o
.

the M oon will give children when Sh e is placed


in the F ifth H ouse T his question however
. ,
'

S hould always be j ud ged from both horoscop es

of the p rospective p arents for should one be e n ,

t i rel y barren the M oon i n the F ifth H ouse i n


,

L eo or Virgo in the other horoscop e would n ot ,

be su fficient help to mend the matter .

Th e M o o n i n th e S i x t h H o use is a p oor p ositio n



p articularly i n a wom an s horoscop e and any
person with the M oon i n that p osition will do
TH E M O O N PLA N E T
, OF F E C U ND A TI O N 223

better i n a subordinate p osition employe d by


someone else than in a business venture of his
own S hould he b e placed i n the p osition of em
.

pl oyer he will fi n d it di fficult to keep servants o r


e m ployees T hey will change constantly
. .

D 7 Th e M oo n i n t h e S e v en t h H o us e if well asp ected -

is fortunate for success i n m arriage p artnership ,

and other dealings with the public for it makes


the p erson p opul ar B ut if seriously a fflicted it
.

indicates a fickl e chan geable m arriage p artner


, ,

l oss through liti gation p artnership and the gen


,

eral public who will then hold the p erson i n


disfavor .

Th e M o o n i n th e E i gh t h
gives gain by H o us e
marriage and le gacy if it i s well aspected and it -

also increases the number of children though


there i s a chance that som e of them may die .

But if the M oon is a ffl i cted the financial fortunes


will change for the worse after marriage and if
legacies do come they will bring lawsuits with
them whereby the p erson will lo se .

Th e M o o n i n t h e Ni n t h H o use when well asp ect -

ed gives a clean clear mind of a serious reli gi ous ,

legal or p h il OS O p h i c turn accordin g to the nature


of the asp ect T h e p erson will travel far with
.

both pleasure and p rofit for himself and some


time he w ill come into the lime light of p ublicity -
.

T his position also gives a tend ency to d reams


224 TH E M E S SA G E O F T HE S TA R S

an d visions esp ecially if the M oon i s asp ected by


Neptune I f the M oon i s a fflicted the person will
.

be too imp ulsive an d j ump to conclusions which


are to his d et riment I f he undertakes to travel
.

he is liable to meet much trouble i n conse q uence .

H e i s also apt to make an ill considered change -

i n religion an d be sub j ected to much censure


on that accou nt .

D 1 0Th e M o o n i n t h e T en t h H o use is a S ign of good


fortune p opularity and p rosp erity if well as
,
-

p e c t ed I t brin gs the p erson p rominently before


.

the p ublic and ensures favor especially from


women also the accumulation of p roperty I t
, .

makes the mind deep an d diplomatic curious ,

an d inquisitive When the M oon is a fflicted the


.

p erson is liable to incur hostility o n the p art of


the public an d reversals of fortun e S ometimes .

he becomes involved i n p ublic scandal an d sub


j cet to censure .

D 1 1 Th M oo n i n t h e E l ev en th H o u se if well asp ect


e -

ed gives many friends ep e c i all y among women ,

but if S h e is a ffl i cted those wh o come to the p er


'

son under the guise of friendship do so i n the


hop e that he may be of benefit to them .

D 12 Th e M o o n i n t h e Twel f th H o use if well aspected -

gives success i n such work as is p erformed in se


elusion away from the public gaze i n p risons , ,

hospital s or charitable i n st i t n t i on s T here i s .


"
226 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S .

also blends with the Venus ray H ence it makes .

the disposition gentle self reliant and deter ,


-

m in ed . I t gives co ntinuit y forethought an d


.

kindness therefore the p erson at t rac t s al l the


,

good things of life health and wealth frien ds


, ,

an d family houses and l ands with the ability to


,

en j oy all these things for it makes him fond of


pleasure sociable and hospitable a lover of art
, ,

and m usic and all other thin gs which make for

t h e en j o y m e n t of life
'

. .

D II Th M oo n i n Gem in i gives a wid e awake intel


'

e -

l ect fond of literature and science resourceful


, ,

and able to cop e with emergencies broad liberal , ,

and alert for p rogressive ideas whi ch he takes


up with avidity H ence such p eople are much
.

attracted to literary occup ations p articularly i n ,

the newsp ap er field where they m ay flit from


on e subj ect to another as required by their ex
t re m e l y restless mind T his p osition also gives
.

an inordinate l ove of traveling especially in p o ,

si t i o n s where one meets many p eople H ence it .

favors such occup ations as traveling salesmen ,

c anvassers and the like .

Th e M oo n i n C an c er
gives a disposition which
is kind sociable and symp athetic but indolent
, ,

and ave rse to e ff ort whether physical moral o r ,

mental T hese p eopl e love to drift with the tid e


.

and only bestir themselves when under the whip


l ash O f necessity T hey are often sensitive to
.
THE M O O N PLA N E T
, OF F E C U ND A TI O N 227
'

p sychic conditions esp ecially if the M oon is


,

aspected by Neptune or U ranus an d the nature


of the asp ect determines whether the influence is
favorable or unfavorabl e T his p osition also
.

gives a love of home and the comforts to b e Ob


t ai n ed there.It p romotes the digestion and c o n
sequently the health if the M oon i s well asp ected -
.

I f a fflicted i t h as a tendency to give di gestive


t roubles .

D 61
. T h e M oon i n L eo has an illuminatin g influence
.

o n the m i nd I t gives a strong self reliant an d


.
,
-

aggressive disp osition with ability of organiza


tion th erefore p eople with the M oon i n this p osi
tion usually attain to leadershi p i n th eir imme
d iate ci rcl e . T hey are honorabl e i n financial
and social matters fair and magnanimous i n
,

their dealings with others and very p opular ,

with other p eople .

Th M oo n i n Vi rgo increases the m ental qual


D TTIZ e

ities if she is well aspected ; she gives a retentive


-

memory and a love of study alon g scientific or


occult lines an d an ambition to excel Chemis .

try seems to be their favorite amon g the sciences


and they e x cel as dieticians T hey are rather .

reserved and of quiet demeanor dislikin g flat ,

t e ry or ostentation but unless they devote them


,
'

selves to dietetics they are more successful as t h e


servants or empl oyees of others than i n busine ss
for themselves .
228 TH E M E S SA GE O F TH E S TA R S

Th e M o o n i n L i bra is a fortunate p osit i on for


the acquisition of friends and public p opularity
'

for it m akes t h e p erson kind symp athetic an d ,

agreeable Optimistic and fond of social pleas


,

ures T his position also gives good reasoning p ow


.

ers and the ability to form a correct j ud gment ,

love of art an d music sometimes considerable ,

ability as a p er former if as sisted by other asp ects .

D 111 Mo o n i n S co rp i o gives a courageous i n


Th e ,

dep endent and energetic disp osition T h e per .

so n who has this c onfiguration will not tolerate

int erference with his plans or submit to imposi


tion H e is often very abrupt i n h i s manners
.

and blunt i n sp eech quick tempere d and not to ,


-

be coerced by threats but sin gularly amenable ,

to kindness H e has a stron g and stubborn will


.

and determination to carry out whatever he


undertakes T his position also gi ves a c on si d
.

e rab l e attraction toward the occult sciences but

if a fflicted m ay l ead to e x cess i n gratification of


the senses troubl e with women or di ffi culties
,

i n p artur i tion .

M oo n i n S agi t t ari us gives


'

Th alert and

D 1 . e an

active personality a love of walking riding or , ,

any other form of physical exercise a rovi n g ,

disp osition and love of travel i n foreign coun


tries a fondness of anim als especially horses
, ,

and d ogs and an inclination for the study of


reli gion law philosophy or the science of o c
, ,
23 0 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

tion they are sociable kindly an d courteous with


,

the resul t that they attract many friends and


are very p opul ar i n their environment and they
.
,
.

are helped by their friends according to the as


p eets of the M oon O n the other hand if the
.

M oon is a ffl icted this p osition shows on e of an


e x ceedingly erratic mind .

D 36 Th e Moo n i n Pi sc es gives a receptive mi nd


fertile imagination with a disposition to
'

and a
i ndolence and self p ity vacillatin g an d faint
-
,

h e artedness fond of dreamin g rather than act


,

i n g therefore sorrow trouble and self undoing


, ,
-

beset their p ath i n life T his p osition not i n .

frequently leads to mediumship es p ecially i f ,

Ne p tune is i n adv erse asp ect for t h ese p eople ,

are peculi arly sensitive to the flattery of spirit


controls an d love anythin g that will stir their
emotions T hey are also very wordy i n their
.
,

e x p ressions and if a good aspect f rom Venus


and M ercury enables them to take up musi c
they play with extraordinary inspiration an d
feeling I f the Moo n is a fflicted i n Pisce s love
.

a ff airs are apt to bring the p erson into trouble .

If Pisces be i n the T welfth H ouse and the Moon


_

there at birth thi s will give a liability on the


p art of the p arent s to drink and thus neglect

their children who may then become the wards


'

of charitabl e institutions until th ey reach ma


t u rit y .
T H E M O O N, PLA N E T OF F EC U N DA T I O N
'

23 1

A S PE C T S OF T H E M OO N To TH E O T H E R PL A N E TS

OPd D Th e S un p a
_
ral l el o r c o n j u nc ti o n t o t h e
e

M o o n No . matter i n what S ign or ho u se the c o n


j unction of th e Lights occurs the p erson will be
so strongly marked with the characteristics of
that S i gn that lacking knowl edge of his true
,

ascendant even the most c ompetent astrologer


,

is likely to b e misled and j ud ge h i m to b e b orn


with the si gn r i s i ng i n which the con j unction
took place an d whatever matters are rule d by
,

the house i n which the con j unction occurs will


pl ay a very important p art i n the life I n the .

F irst he is an out and out egotist w i th very


little love for others save in SO far as they serv e
his ends i n the S eventh his world p ivots on the
,

m ate in the T enth H ouse o r S i gn he will


,

s acrifice all other considerations t o rise in publi c

life i n the T welfth H ouse or S i gn it will give


,
.

a stron g t en de n c y t o intemp erance which will


'
'

bring troubl e in the life i n the T hird and Ninth


H ouses it wil l brighte n the mind and induce


travel from whi ch he will be nefit i n the S econd ,

H ouse it will brin g wealth esp ecially if i n good ,

aspect with J upiter .

® * A D Th e S un sex t i l e or tri n e to th e M oo n .

I f the conj unction of the S un and M oon is closer


than three degrees it has a tend ency to d epl ete
the vitality a n d if it is also a solar eclipse and
the child survi ves this will b e p articularly n o
,
23 2 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E STARS

all through life People wh o have such


t i c eab l e .
-

close con j un ctions or eclipses become listless dis ,

spi rite d and out of sorts every time there is a


n ew M oon I t doe s not seem to interfere wi th
.

t h e good e ff ects i n othe r departments o f l ife .

Th e good aspects of the S un and M oon m ake for


general succes s i n life health fair financ i al for
, ,

tunes good home conditions with faithf ul friends


,

an d esteem i n th e community ; they favor a rise


i n life because of the pe rson s inn a te ability ’
,

whi ch either gains for him the reco gnition of


p eople i n a p osition to help him rise or impels ,

him to carve his own way .

O D 8 D Th eq uare o r o p p osi ti o n t o t h e Mo o n
S un s

makes the p erson vacillating an d unsett l ed i n


disp osition changeable and unable to pursue a
settled course i n life rash to plunge into untried
,

ventures but lacking the p ers istence o r c ontin


u i t y of purp ose to carry anyth i ng to a successful

conclusion F o r that reason such p eople become


.

failures i n life ; their dealings with women an d


p eople higher i n the social scal e such as employ
ers the authorities j ud ges etc are especially
, , ,
.
,

unsuccessful they always have di fficulty i n ob


,

m ining an d keeping employment an d keeping


,

their p ositions when obtained for they are , .

hyper sensitive and ready to take ofi en se with


-
,

W ithout prov ocation T hese configurations


'

or .

also afi ec t the health ; the body is liable to cold s


23 4 TH E M E S SA GE
'

OF T H E S TA R S

horoscope of either sex T hese as p e c t s al s o give


.

a li ability to slan d er an d public scandal as the


p erson so a fflicted i s fic kle and inconstant in his
a ffections of a sensual n at u 1 e wh o loves to
,

flit from flowe r to flower regardless of the sor


rows caused by playin g with the hearts of others .

5 Pd A D M erc u ry p aral l el c onj u n ct i o n s ex ti l e


, ,

o r t ri n e t o t h e M o o n gi ves a recepti v e m ind an d

a retentiv e memory two very rare qualities an d


,

therefore these aspects ; p articularl y the se x til e


and trine are good indications of suc cess i n life ,

especially i n one of the me rcurial o ccup ations ,

literary clerical or travelin g People with these


, .

c o n fi gu rat i o n s are usually ve ry verbose p art i c u


-

l arly i f the con j unctio n or trine occurs in airy



sign s o r a si gn of voice for then t h e p ower of
'

,
'
e x p ression reaches a su perlative de gree and such
p eopl e become abl e linguists an d elocutionists ,

but unless there is some steadying influ ence p eo


ple with asp ects of M ercury and t h e Mo o n are '

n ot reliable b e cause of th eir tend ency to chan ge


th eir minds repeatedly in the most une xpected
m anner . T hey are inclin ed to look up on t h e
bright sid e of life and are fond of pleasure p ar

t i c ul arl y t ravel .

Q E] <9 D M erc ury sq uare o r Op p osi ti o n to t h e M o o n


g i v es a poor m emory and l ack of m ental stability
with a tendency to indecisi o n and w orry li ability ,

to brain storms an d hysterics T h e se c h arac t e r


.
r
TH E M O O N PLA N E T
, OF F E C U ND A T I O N 23 5

i st i c s
make the person unpopular an d as the say
“ ”
ing is unlucky .

b * A D S aturn s ex ti l e or tri n e t o t h e M oon i m


p arts all the best saturnine qualities to the m i n d
an d makes the p erson self r eliant serious sober -
, ,

and systematic careful and thrifty i n business


,
'

a ff airs and gives success i n l i f e through tactful


and diplomatic dealings with others S uch p eo .

ple are eminently resp onsible an d trustworthy


i n all matters of honor and j ustice and gain great
estee m i n the community o n that account T hei r .

p atience and persistence are inex haustibl e .

l
? Pd D S atu rn j unc ti o n t o t h e
p aral l el or c on

M o o n is not always to be cla ssed as abad asp ec t


so far as the mental qu a lities go f or m any cas t

it deep ens the mind and giv es gre at e r p ower of


'

concentration but if S aturn 18 strong by sign


, ,

i n Libra or Cap ricorn and the M oon is other


,

wise well a
'

specte d this p osition wil l al so imp art


-
,

the virtues of S aturn though und er all conditions


it m akes the mind gl oomy and th e person is sub ‘

j cet to p erio d ical sp ells of melanc h oly but if ,

S aturn i s weak by si gn esp ecial ly if he is i n


,

A r i es an d i f the M oon is otherwis e afflict ed then


his conj unct i on is to b e j u d ge d an d re a d t h e same
as the square and opp ositi on .

T h e efi ec t of the co nj unction also d ep en d s


upon the dep artment of l i fe w e are con si d erin g

for instance as al ready said the conj unction of


, ,
23 6 THE M E SS A GE o r TH E S T A RS

the M oon an d S aturn is good for concentration


of the min d but bad for the di gestion p artien
, ,

l arl y in a woman s horosco pe ; it has also the


tendency to obstruct the menses with all that


that implies an d i n a man s horoscop e it indi
,

cates the death of the marriage p artner S imilar .

dis tinctions should be made wh en reading the


conj unctions of the other so call e d m al efi cs
-
.

l)
]
I <9 D S aturn sq uare M oo n
o r Op p o si ti o n to th e

is one of the s i gnatures o f sorrow i n life for it


m ake s t h e mind melancholy an d full of wor ries
'

so that the person is constantly carrying an


atmosphere of gloom with him an d as thoughts ,

are things this attitude of mind brings about


delays and disapp ointments i n every dep artment
of life S uch a person will ex p erience diffic ul
.

ties from p eople an d things signified by S aturn ,

p robably p arents an d if he has money he will


,

lose it an d have di fficulty i n getting more ; thus


he will be i n p overty all his life H e will m ake .

more enemies than friends an d become sub j ect


to slander and scandal but the disfavor he meets
,

is undoubtedly merited for these aspects make


t h e mind bitte r and selfish ; such people are
unscrupul ous avaricious an d entirely unfeeling
,

with respect to others hence they are under the


,

whiplash of S aturn that the sorrow and troubl es


w h ich they themselves are constantly feeling may
make them more mellow I f the as pect is si x
.
,
TH E M E S SA GE O F TH E S TA R S

0 the g amut and make for general success ln life


both physicall y and s p i r itually .

MD 9 D
< J u p i t er sq u are o r Op p osi t i o n to th e M oo n
impairs the reasoning faculties a n d brings the
p erson trouble through litigation lack of fore ,

thought and indecision or dishonesty P eopl e .

with these aspects are too fond of ostentation


and display e x travagant beyond thei r means an d
,

expenditures p rone to take desperate chances


,

i n gambling or sp eculation to rehabilitate their


fortunes and doomed to l oss slander and some ,

times bankruptcy o n that account .

T hese asp ects are also bad for health i n a



woman s horoscope especially indicating digest ,

ive and liver troubles .

8 kA D
> M ars sex ti l e o r tri n e t o t h e M oo n g i ves a
wonderful vitality and a strong p hysique so that
the p erson i s able to withstand almost any other
testimonies of ill health which are over ruled by
- -

these asp ects T h e p ower of endurance is i n


.

creased to a maximum and the p erson can sur


vive hardships to which p eople ordinarily suc
.

c um b . T hey give a resolute courageous ener , ,

getic an d ambitious mind of a resourceful an d


eminently constructive turn and they make the
,

p erson quick but n ot p recipitate i n his decisions .

T hus he gains the confidence and esteem of ot h ers


and earns considerable money but the nature is
e x trem ely free and generous so that money does
T H E M O O N , PL A N ET OF F E C U N D A TI O N
'

23 9

not stay by these p eople . T hey spen d it almos t


as fast as they ge t it .

s 6 PD _ M ars j t i o n or p aral l el t o t h e M o o n
c on u n c

may be eith er good or bad according to the sex


of the p erson and the d ep artment of life we are
consi derin g It s trengthens the health and t h e
.

vitality particularly i n the horoscope of a


,

woma n I n the horoscop e of a m an it would


.
.

indi ca te a robust marriage p artner of a domi _

neering n at ure an d wi t h resp ect to the mind it


.

would make the person very impulsive p artien ,

l arl y if placed i n one of the common signs or


i n the T hird or N inth H ouses I t also gives a .

very bad temper but not so bad as the square


or opposition I f M ars is in con j unction or
.
,
,

parallel to the M oon i n S corpio there is an ah


normal sex ual desire which will not be denied
p art icularly if Venus is there also It makes .

the nature very restless and unsettled for it is


like mi xing fire and water I n wate ry signs it .

inclines t o dri nk
'

8 D <9 D M ars s q u are o r o p p o si ti on t o t h e M oo n


gives a very quick temper with a tendency to
hasty or impulsive expression an d acts that may
cause the p erson a great deal of sorrow and
trouble . T hese p eopl e resent rules or regul a
t i ons or any other measures that tend to curb
their desires or t h e gratification of thei r ap p c
t i t e s i n whatever direction but if they are i n ,
240 TH E M E S SA GE OF T H E S TA RS

authority they are very domineering an d exact


1n g 1n their demands for instant obedience up on

t h e p art of others nor do they hesitate to use


,

whatever physical forc e m ay be necessary to


comp el obedience if they think they c an do so
without too great danger to themselve s S ome .

times they will even take desperate chances to


satisfy thei r spite and having an improp erly bal
an c e d mind they are foolhardy i n their venture

so m e n e ss so that up on occasion they will attempt

to do things which n o one with a sane mind


woul d try O n account of the foregoing charac
.

t e ri st i c s such people m ake many enemi es an d


cause a great deal of su fferin g to others p ar ,

t i c ul arl y amon g members of their immedia t e


family who cannot very well get away from
them . I f these asp ects occur i n watery signs ,

p articul arly with M ars or the M oon i n Pisce s


the person i s also an inveterate drunkard F ro m .

the standpoint of health they give a tendency


to fever an d accidents trouble with the ge n
,

e rat i v e organs and operations which are u suall y

unnecessary .T hese people are exceedingl y


p rodigal with their money and are habitual p re
v ari c at o rs .

A D Uranus s ex t il e o r t ri n e t o t h e M oo n gives
great ori ginality and indep endence to the mind
which is quick intuitive and very vivid i n i t s
,
.

imagination hence the person has inventive abil


,

ity and is attracted to the occul t art and eu


242 THE M E S SA GE O F TH E S TA RS

get out of his way I f such people are employers


.

nob ody c an work for them and if they are em


p l o y e es nobody will have them T hey nev er .

remain very long i n an y plac e but are either ,

disc harged or gi ve up their p osition o n the


slightest p rovocation People with these aspects
.

are attracte d to the occult arts but they never


m ak e a success at it b ecause of their erratic m en

tality Like the other as pects of U ranus an d the


.

M oon the square and op position al so indicates


a clandestine attachment either o n the p art of
the person or the marriage p artner I f it occurs .

i n the S eventh H ouse of a man s horoscop e it


p roves the wife untru e so that public scandal and


divorce will eventual ly ensue T h e bad asp ects
.

o f th e S un and U ranus give similar indications

i n the horoscope of a woman .

t1
2* A D N e p t un e s ex t i l e or t ri n e t o t h e Mo on in
creases the faculty of imagination to a su p e rl a
tive p oint especially if either of the planets are
,

i n the N inth H ouse T hen it favors p rO p h et i c


.

dreams and visions which bring the p erson i n


contact with the invisible worlds It indicates .

ability in the occult arts and success i n their


p ractice for it makes the nature e x ceedingly i n
s p i rat i o n al and it also gives a kind and sympa

theti c disp osition T h e spiritual qualities men


.

t i o n e d m ay not b e app arent even to the p e r son


himself but then they are latent and cap able of
TH E M OO N PLA N E T
, OF F E C UN D AT I O N 243 .

developmen t I t is also safe to say that at some


.

time or other during the life peopl e with these


aspects wil l com e i n contact with an d be very
much attracted to the occult whether the quali
ties of t h e so ul are subsequently d eveloped or n o t
'

(5 PD Ne p t u n e c o n u nc ti o n or
j p arall el M oo n i n .

di c at e s the sam e strong p sychic faculties as the


good aspects p articul arly if Neptune i s placed
,

i n the psychic signs Cancer or Pisc es T hose .

wh o have been bo rn with the good configurations


of Neptune during the fourt een years when it
was i n the airy scientific S i gn Gemini are n o w
conquerin g the air and p erfectin g scientific i n
ventio ns which will make us marvel but the ,

children who have been born under favorabl e


configurations durin g the fourteen years Ne p
tune has been going through the p sychi c si gn
Cancer are n ow growing up around us as a band
of mystics and when they have reached mature
years they will astonish us w ith their spiritual
insight and p ower A mong other things they
.

will d evelop the soul of music .

tIJ
D 8 D Nep t un e s q uar e Mo o n
o r o p p osi tio n to t h e

are also indications of soul qualities similar to


those given by the good aspects but under those ,

configurations the p erson will be of a ne gative


nature and is apt to become the p rey of spirit
controls and sub j ected to mediumship therefore ,

they should not attend seances .


C H A PT E R X .

S AT URN THE PL AN E T OF S ORR OW

Keynote Obstruction

F RU I T F UL
method of acquiring knowledge is
by co mp arison of sim il ars an d contrasts of opp o
sites ; thu s lights and sidelights are brought out ,

which otherwise may escap e attention .

A pplyin g thi s method to the S un and S aturn ,



we remember t h at the keyword of the S un is Life ,

and at the vern al equino x when the S un is i n A ries ,

the sign of its exaltation we may readily note th e


,

p owerful e ffect of the crest wav e of vital fluid then


poured over the earth N ature is vibrant ith life
,
w ,

which races through the forms of all kin gdoms an d


endues them with such abundan ce of vitality that
they are comp elled to generate i n order to take care
of the overflo w ; Life manifests as m o t i on ; but t h e
keynote of S aturn i s Obstruction therefore t h at is ,

t h e planet of decrepitude and decay and c o n se ,

quently when the S un is i n Libra the sign of S at ,

u rn s e x altation at the fall equino x Nature is tired



.
, ,

and ready f o r i t s wintry sleep » T h e human frame


also is energized by the sol ar life contained i n our
food which ente rs our system through th e he a
,
d an d
throat go v e rn e d b y t h e exaltation si gns of the Build
,
i

244
2 46 THE M E S SA GE O F T H E S TA R S

put on squares an d op positions bring sorrow an d


,

su ffering ; S aturn is placed above M ars i n the horo


scop e to frustrate an d check him till it seems as i f
, ,

every effort is futile because of the S aturnian o h


struction .

E li j ah could not hear the voice of guidance i n


the fire the storm nor the earthquake but when the
, ,
“ ”
tumult was over he heard the still small voice to
cheer h i m and like wise with us while we y ield to
, ,

the unchecked M ars impulses our lives are too tur


bulent to admit of communion with the H igher S elf ,

but when the sorrows of S aturn have chastened the


unruly M ars spirit when the night seems darkest , ,

as i n E li j ah s cave then we also m ay hear the voice



,

that shall speak peace after the storm .

lash of S aturn is not pleasant ; we sometimes


Th e

chafe fret an d fume while b eing thus held i n leash


, .

but meanwhile we ripen and are more fitted when ,

the obstruction is removed to have or u Se that which ,

S aturn delayed for as we d evelop physical muscl e


,

by over coming physi cal obstacles so we cultivate soul ,

p ower by the resistance spiritually engendered by


S aturn T h e teaching which he gives may be summed
.


up in the motto : Patient p ersistence i n well doin g
'

M ost of us when considering S aturn i n the h e ro


scop e are inclined to look upon him as evil on ac

count o f the afflictions he brings but that is only a ,



one sided view for there is nothing evil i n God s
-
,

Kingdom What app ears so is merely good i n the


.

m aking When we remember that the destiny shown


.
S A T U RN , T H E PLA N E T O F S O R RO W 247

by our horoscope is of our o wn making in p ast e x


i st e n c es then we shall understand that S aturn onl y
m arks the weak spots i n our horoscop e where we ,

are vul nerable an d liable to go wrong When the .

weak p oin t s have been brought out through t e m p t a


tion and we h av e y i elde d the punishment follows
, ,

automatically as a natural and logical se q u en c e f o r ,


~

every wron g act carries i n itself the s eed of the p un


i sh m e n t which brings home to our consciousness the
mistakes we have ma d e We must hold clearly before
.


our m ind s eye that though the planets incline to
a certain line of action we as evolvin g E gos are , ,

sup p osed to discriminate between good and evil and


choose only that which is good I f we fail i n this
.

respect and y i el d to the temptation the transgres sion


merits a j ust recompense under the l aws of nature
and these are the things si gnified by S aturn We .

are n o t p u n i sh ed be c aus e we are t em p t ed b u t we are

p un is h ed b ec au se we y i el ded S up p o sm g for instance


.

that S aturn i s i n Cancer then it is pl ain that i n the


,

p ast we have yielded to an inordinate desire fo r food ,

that i n consequence our di gestive organs have becom e


imp aired and that if we do not learn frugality an d
discrimination i n the choice of our food we shall be
p unished by digestive disorders We will then be.

temp ted to indul ge in dainties and p erhap s we will


have an aversion for the simple foods which are best
for us Th e temptation howev er will cause no trou
.
, ,

bl e to the stomach excep t we y i eld and satisfy our


app e ti te T hen the food an d not an avenging D eity
.
, ,
T HE M E S S AGE 0 “
173 T HE S TARS
"
'
e

2 4s t

aut om atic al l y p un ish es us u n t il we learn to curb our


ap p e t it ew S i m i l arl y i n othe r dep artments of if


S aturn is o n ; the A sce ndant i n the T hird or N int h ,

H ouses a n d adve rsel y aspe cted t o M ercury o r t h e

M oon it c auses us t o b rood o v er our troubl es anu


fills o ur f lives with glo om ; I t give s an o bstructi o n
‘ “
= -

'

t h ere t o warn us th a t We sh oul d b e i m ore Socia bl e and





f

not t ur n ou r f ac e si aWay f rom t h e sunshine o f l ife:


-
- “

God i s at t h e helm o f the unive rse H i s m inisters are


‘ ' “
'

c ont in u al l y wo rki n g with u s f or


'
is re all y
no reas on for blues an d if we c annot see ? i t to d ay
-
'
-

S aturn is going to ti ghten his grip tomorro w an d


'
.

c rus h harde r an d hard er until with t h e sh e e r courage


'

o f de sp e rat i o n we burst his bonds and j ump out into


* ‘

t h e j o y an d sunshine of life
'
-
.

If i t Were
for the chaste ning subduing i n n ot ,

fluence o f S aturn we should b e liable t 0 ru 11 amuck



an d burn out the lamp of life quickly i n the e x ub e r

ance of spirits but S aturn is well symbolized as ,

F ather T ime with his h our glass and scythe H e d oes -


.

not p ermit us to leave the school of life until th e time


has been run an d the harvest is rip ened F urther .

more he gives to humanity m any of its noblest quali


ties When he l ays a restrainin g hand upon the
'


fli gh t y M oon or M ercury the swift messenger of

the gods he de ep ens the mind an d m akes i t more
,

serious and better abl e to concentrate up on the p rob


lems of life H e makes the mind resourcef ul and
.

better able to cop e wi th the d i ffi culties of our e xi st


'

ence T act an d diplomacy method an d syst em p a


. , ,
25 0 T H E M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

health p articularly i n the earlier years B ruises


, .

to the head c o l ds an d if S corpio is rising c o n


, ,
'

st i p at i o n ; i n Leo p oor circulation i n Cancer ,

p oor digestion i n Libra obstruction of the ki d


,

neys renal calculi and other urinary d i ffi culties


and so o n with the other signs .

S atu rn i n t h e S ec o n d H o u se when well aspected -

and p articularly i n its ex altation S ign Libra ,

brings money by inheritance and ability to i n


c rease i t by p resent economy careful conserva , ,

tive investments and simil ar methods S ome of .


the very wealthiest of the world s financie rs have
had S aturn i n this p osition T hey obtain the .

money wherewith to start from ancestors indi


c at e d by S aturn and from the saturnine ray i n

this house they derive the business acum en and


far si ghted methods that enabl e them not only
-

to hold their own as so many do whose wealth


comes through S aturn but also to increase the
inherited estate If S aturn is weak o r afflicted
.
,

however the life is sure to be p assed i n p overty


,
.

S at u rn i n t h e Th i rd H ous e
when well aspected -

gives a serious sober an d thoughtful mind


, ,

cap abl e of concentration and well able to grap ple


with the most p rofound sciences and other seri
ous sub j ects i n life I t gives tact d iplomacy .
, ,

j ustice honesty an d all the other saturnine v i r


,

tues of the mind -


.

When S aturn is a fflicted i n the T hird H ouse



SA T U R N , T H E P LA N E T O F S O RRO W 251

it indicates troubl e with brethren dan ger when ,

travelin g delays an d disapp ointments i n obtain


,

in g an education I t also fills the mind with


.

gloomy forebodin gs worry and general desp on d


,

ency .

S at urn i n t h e F o u rt h H o us e,
well asp ected shows -
,

gain from inheritance also success from invest


,

ments and administration of houses an d lan ds ,

agri c ul ture or mining p rop ert y under careful


and economical management T h e success grows .

better as life advances When S aturn is a ffl icted


.

i n the F ourth H ou se it signifies the early death


of one of the p arents inharmony and trouble ,

in the ho m e loss of p rop erty an d consequent


,

p overty T his p osition wh ether well or ill as


.

p e c t e d makes the p erson a recluse i n the latter


years of life .

S atu rn i n t h e F if t h H o us e
when well asp ected -

by the S un and J upiter woul d be good for sp e c u


lation in the things that are rul ed by S aturn
houses l ands and mines T his p osition an d its
,
.

asp ects w o ul d also give the p er son a chance of


app ointment to p ublic o ffice esp ecially i n m at ,

ters connected with education but if S aturn i s ,

a fflicted i n the F ifth H ouse it indicate s trouble ,

disapp ointment and d elay i n courtship p art i c u ,

l arl y during the earlie r years or else the affe c ,

tions are centered up on someone who i s much


older than the p erson whose horoscop e is b eing
THE M E S S A GE O F T H E S TA R S
‘ “

j ud ged I t dec reaseS t h e num ber o f c h ildren


' '

' '

an d predi c t s death of those wh o are born, also



th at they will bring a great d eal of troub le to

b 6 S at urn i n t h e S i x th H o use, well aspected , gives


-

the person ability to handle e m ploye es an d wo rk


"

m e n i n general i n a most e fficient mann er for


'

though such a p erson is quiet and subdu ed he


i s at the same time firm an d serious H e has .

a way about h i m which employee s respect and


which calls for instant obedience to his com
'
'

m ands witho ut causin g the resentment calle d


forth by a blusterin g bellowing M ars

.
,

When S at urn is afflicted i n the S i x th H ouse


it means a great deal of sickness i n the lif e and
if i n a weak sign like Virgo the p erson is i n
danger of becoming a chroni c invalid for once ,

he is i n the grip of sickness the recuperat i ve


p owers are so p oor it is almost imp ossible for
h i m to recover T h e nature of the p rincip al ill
.

ness will d ep end upon the sign that i s o n the


cusp of the S i x th H ouse or of the T welfth but ,

usually with such p eople many complications set


i n af t e r this T hus a p erson with an a fflicted


.

S aturn i n the S i x th H ouse finds it almost i m


p ossible to secure employment and it i s evident
that such a p erson has indeed a hard life bei ng
. ,

unable to earn a living when abl e to b e about .


25 4 T HE M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

5 9 S aturn i n t h e Ni n t h H o us e when well aspected -

gives a deep serious and thoughtful mind with


,

ability an d inclination to the study of l aw ,

science and philosophy physics or metaphysics ,


.

I t is a splendid p osition for a p resi d ent of a c e r


p o rat i o n or college a j udge or a divine
, S uch .

p eopl e always make their mark in the world the ,

scop e bein g n aturally dependent upon the n a


ture of the asp ect and the line of endeavo r se
l ect e d by the p erson .

When S aturn is a fflicted i n the Ninth H ouse


he m akes a narrow minded bigot critical and
-
,

sarc astic ; he also gives liability to troubl e and


loss through l aw danger on voyages and trouble
,

i n f o rei gn lands .

T
2 1 0 S at urn i n t h e T en t h
shows a strong H o u se
self reliant and ambitious spirit with the p a
-

t i en c e and p erseverance which mark a p erson


destined to u se l n life It is the signature of
.

the self ma d e man self mad e by all the sterling


-
,
-

saturnine virtues tact foresight honesty and


, , ,

systematic application to business S uch p eople .

are destined to become captains of industry p res ,

ident s of banks or hold other high p ositions i n


volvin g great responsibility .

When S aturn is a fflicted or weak by sign


he nevertheless gives t h e p e rs on wh o has h i m'

i n the T enth H ouse ability to rise but when he ,

d oes rise it is by underhande d trickery an d ques


SAT URN, TH E P LA N E T O F S O R RO W 25 5

t i o n abl e
business methods which i n the end brin g
exposure downfall and dishonor It is said that
, .

Napoleon had S aturn i n the T enth H ouse .

72 11 S at urn in th e E l ev e n t h
well H o use when
asp ected gives f riends amon g the aged and
wealthy wh o will be of benefit to the person in
helping him to realize his hopes wishes an d am ,

bitions but when S aturn is a fflicted he should


,

beware of seekin g friends older than himself for ,

they will always endeavor to make use of him


for p ersonal ends an d desert him when he is no
lon ger of use to them .

5 12 S at urn i n t h e T wel f t h H o u se gives a secluded


life i n a p osition or occup ation where the p erson
d oes not come into contact with the general p ub
lic. When well asp ected it is good for success
-

i n an o fficial cap acity i n public institutions ,

asylums hospitals or p risons


,
When a fflicted .

there is danger of b eing bed ridden for many -

years imp risoned or employed in obscure posi


, ,

tions .

S A T URN I N TH E T W E LV E S I G N S .

‘’
T S atu rn i n A ri es is weak therefore unable an d

to exp ress his best qualities to their full and l e


gi t i m at e extent even if well aspected Nev e rt h e -
.

less he gives a minor measure of p Oi se self ,

reliance discretion and tact industry patience


, , ,
25 6 3 M ES S A G E O F THE

'

and : p erseverance B ut w hen: S at u rn is a ffli c ted


. a .
.

in Ar ies t h e person is q uickly angere d and apt t o ! .

hold spite , of a j ealous m ali ci o us a nd vi n dictive


disp osition .

S at u rn i n T au ru s
when well a specte d make s a
'

l
? O a -

p erson slow o f sp eech but what he say s wil l h av e


'

'
-

weigh t and b e well worth hearin g ~ I t g ives a . ,

quiet disposition slow to decide but stubborn i n


, ,

maintainin g a p osition once t aken T hese p eopl e .

are close mouthed and may be trusted t o keep


-
,

their own and other p eople s secrets we ll When .

S aturn is a fflicted i n T aurus p a rtic ul arly by ,

M ercury he always causes troubl e with the speec h


and gives a quick temp er e speci ally if M ars i s
'

also an a fflictin g plan et T hi s p osition make s .

fi nancial di fficulties .

b 11 S at urn i n Ge m i n i when well —


aspe cted gives a
d e ep o n e p ointed orderly and scientific mind
,
-

, ,

adapt able to circumstances an d ab l e to cope with


'

all the exigencies of life L o ve of mathematics .


.

is usually p ronounced and when literature is


taken up as a vocation the more serious branches
devoted to industrial and mechanical sub j ects
are p referred When S aturn is a fflicted in Gem
.

ini it gives trouble through brothers and sisters


w
, ,

l i t e rat u 1 e and l a d anger on short j ourneys ,


.

A n a ffli cted S aturn in Gem i n l also gives trouble


with the lun gs S uch p eo pl e sho u l d therefore b e
.

p articularly careful not to catc h cold .


25 8 THE M E S SA GE O F T H E S T A RS

q ui i ed Th
constitution of these p eopl e is n o t
. e

overly stro ng but they may maintain perfect


health by the conservation of energy as indicated
by S aturn When S aturn is a fflicted i n Leo h o w
.

ever they are cruel and quick tempered j ealous


,
-
, ,

and d o not scruple to stoop to underhanded meth


ods to satisfy an ambition T his position also .

indicates heart trouble .

b 1112 S aturn i n Vi rgo gives a studious , deep , sc i e n

t ifi mind fond of studyin g the deep er problems


c

O f life It indicates an innate ability to manage


.

others I t gives a thrifty economi cal and frugal


.
,

nature but when S aturn is a fflicted i n Virgo the


,

mind usually centers up on disease an d the p erson


be comes a confirmed hyp ochon d riac T hese p eo .

ple are the best customers of the p atent medicin e


v endors for most of their ills are usually i m ag

i n ary T his p osition does however carry with it


.
,

a liability to intestin al diseases .

5 S atu r n i n Li bra is e x alted and very stron g and


the refore his good aspects bring out all the fine
s aturnine qualities an d on that account secures

fo r the pers on p ublic esteem an d reco gnition


.
.

T h e marri age p artner is chaste and p ure as


gold T his p osition also brin gs good health an u


.

l on g life but when S aturn is a fflicted i n Libra


,

the marriage p artner is either treacherous or re


moved by an early death I f the p erson goes to .

l aw he will lose become the Ob j ect of p ublic dis


,
S AT U R N , T H E PLA N E T O F S ORROW 25 9

favor an d he will also be subj ect to urinary


troubles .

7
; "
l .
S atu rn i n S c orp i o when well aspected gives a
-

rare mechanical turn to the mind a resourceful ,

ness under the most di fficult conditions an indom ,

i t ab l e courage an d a p atient persistenc e before


which even the most di ffi cult construction prob
lems must give way H ence such p eople make
.

e x ceedingly abl e engineers an d are invaluable


i n all pioneer u ndertaki n gs they blend the fire
,

of M ars with the forethought of S aturn an d are


therefore invincible ; T hey gain by legacy econ ,

o m y an d thrift and their financial fortunes are

much imp roved after marriage Good health .

and a long life are also indicated but when S at ,

u rn is a fflicted i n S corpio the marriage p artner

i s p oor d ul l egotistical and e x actin g and the


, ,

p e rson is liable to worry and ill health ; constip a


-

tion and p iles are the basic causes which then


a ffect the nerves and the whole system .

7
2 1 S at urn i n S agi t t ari us when well asp ected gives
-

a charitable and philanthropic disposition with


a desire to elevate humanity by self help under -

j ust l aws and true religious impulse I t couples .

all the saturnin e virtues with the benevolent


J u p i t e ri an spirit of aspiration so that such p eo
pl e always aim to work for the p ublic good
according to their ability an d station i n life .

T herefore they are trusted honored resp ected


, ,
26 0
'

THE M E S SA GE O F T H E S TA R S

an d inmuch demand for p ositions where thes e


qualities are of value i n social industrious o r
, ,

religious circl es When S aturn is a fflicted i n


.
.

S agittarius he makes the person insincere c y n ,

ical and sarcastic ambitious to fill p ositions o f


,

trust and honor but for selfish p urp oses liable ,

to become involved i n law and lose thereby T hi s .

position also aff ects the lungs and the perso n


should be very careful not to catch cold .

i

S at u rn i n C ap ri c o rn
when well aspected i s -

strong and therefore his virtues are also p ro


n o un c e d.H onesty and integrity as staunch as
the R ock of Gibraltar and the determination to
work toward the desi red goal no matter how long
it may take H ence in sp ite of all handicaps and
.

obstacles p eople with a well asp ected S aturn i n-

Capricorn ultimately achi eve a l arge measure of


success and are generally esteemed by th eir c o n
temp oraries But when S aturn is a fflicted i n
.

Capricorn the mind is gloomy and the p erson


sees life from a biased p oint of view T he re is a .
.

general sense of dissatisfaction which sometime s .

develops into a diseased mind T hese p eople are .

c unning underhanded and not to b e trusted


,
.


a
. S at urn i n A q u ari u s when well asp ected gives - .

a humane outlook up on life a symp athetic and ,

friendly disposition very distinct and deliberat e


,

sp eech and a seriousness in all a ff airs of life .

T hese peopl e therefore make friends amon g the


26 2 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

person makes no en emies i n so doin g for this ,

configuration also makes him the soul of honor ,

kind and considerate ; he would never stoop to


do anything mean for he i s s1n c e re and j ust i n
his dealings w i th all men but on th e other hand
, ,

when he believes a certain course of action to


be right he will never swerve therefrom though
heaven an d earth b e moved against him T hese .

aspects brin g success i n p olitical or j udicial p o


si t i o n s
,
also i n connection with mining or agri
culture T h e p erson often benefits by l egacy
.
,

but recognition and success i s generally delayed


till middle life .

0d

Pb Th e jS un c o n u nc t i o n
o r p aral l e l S at u rn .

T his aspect has a very detrimental e ff ect upon


health esp ecially in the common si gns where the
,

resistance is fundamentally low ; i n Gemini S ag ,

i t t ari u s and Pisces it gives a tendency to tuber


c ul o si s It does least damage i n the fi x ed signs
.

where the resistance is greatest but when S ick ,

ness d oes get a gri p o n the person it hangs o n


like grim death for this configuration l essens
,
,

the p ower of the body to throw Off disease


quickl y hence recup eration is very slow T his is
,
.


especially true i n a man s horoscope ; i n a
’ ’
woman s figure it a ffects her husband s health .

0D 8 b Th q uare or o p p osi ti o n t o S at urn


e S un s .

T hese asp ects are adverse to that which is ge n


e rall y termed success but they give an abnud
,
SA T U RN, TH E PLA N E T O F S O RRO W 26 3

ance of e x p erienc e so they are excellent from


, _

the standp oint of the soul It may truly be said


.

of the person who has them that the best lai d -

plans of mice an d m e n gan g aft agl ey for n o ,

matter how carefully he may plan his a ffairs


'

he will be sub j ected to d el ays and meet obstacles


which will thwart his desires ; his marriage often
is unhappy and usually ends in divorce or early
death of the p artne r ; there is di fficulty i n finding
and keep ing employment , trouble with employ
ers an d authorities a feelin g as if he is held i n
,

leash all his life and denied e x pression i n any


d irection T hese are the o utward exp eriences
.

but they are generated by the inner nature and ,

until that changes he must su ff er the whiplash


of necessity I n the first place such a p erson
.

has a tendency to crawl into a S hell and shut


himself in and others out H e is p essimistic and
.

a kill j oy has littl e or no regard for the feelin gs


-
,

of others and is very obstinate In the hor o


.

scop e o f a woman it si gnifies marriage to one


much old er a p erson who will hold her m a
,

very ti ght rein ; it augurs death of the husband


and often several marri ages which are terminated
by death or divorce .

T hese
configurations often bring legacies ,

but either there is troubl e and litigation over the


bequests or the p erson squanders the estate after
,

he receives it I f S aturn is i n Libra his exa l ta


.
,

tion sign the l atter p art of the life may b e better


-
,
26 4 TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E S TA R S

becaus e the p erson has taken the lessons of life


to heart and men d e d his ways .

9 V en us s ex ti l e o r tri n e t o S aturn T h e .

good qualities of Venus are love an d a ff ection


and the good qualities of S aturn are tact di ,

p l o m ac y method an d system j ustice thrift an d


, , ,

economy and we may therefore j ud ge that when


,

these t wo planets are c o nfi gurat e d i n good as


p eet they make the p erson faithful an d true j ust ,

and honorable diplomatic an d tactful system


, ,

atic a n d methodical qualities which make for


,

success in all dep artments of life T herefore a .

p erson with these asp ects will be much sought


as a friend and adviser or a p erson to be trusted
,

with any commission requiring sterling honesty


and ability It makes him simple i n his tastes
.

an d of unimpeachable morality H ence it is .

what one may call o n e of the luckiest as pects i n


the gamut .

9 P3 D 8 5 V e nus j
p arall el , . c o n u n c ti o n ,
s q u are

o r o p p o si ti o n t o S at u rn brings out the evil quali

ties of the t wo p l anet s an d t roubles which are


'

thus ; generated usually come through the p er



son s relations with the opp osite sex It makes .

him underhanded and sc heming to gratify his


p assions often i n an un us ual manner an d his
, ,

pe rvert ed desires are usually directed a gainst


someone who is much youn ger than himself I f .

regular marriage relations are entered into such


26 6 THE M E S SA GE OF TH E S T AR S

and d emeanor T hey are absolutely honest


.
,

hence they make the very finest j udges obtain


abl e.

a
t <5 P b M erc ury j
c o n un c ti o n o r p arall el t o S at u rn .

T hese aspects also give depth to the mind and


forethought together with al l the other good
,

qualiti es enumerated as resulting from the sex


til e and the trine if M ercury is otherwise well
,

aspected ; but not in sa f ull a measure or at any ,

rate the p erson does not seem to be abl e to ex


t e rn al i z e them as readily hence does not meet
,

the same assured success as given by the defi n


i t el y good aspects ; he also su ff ers from the tend
ency to melancholy denoted by the square or
opp osition esp ecially if the aspect occurs i n one
,

o f the common si gns or i n Cap ricorn and if in ,

Gemini it interferes sadly with the d e x terity ;


s u ch p eopl e drop everything they take into their
hands T hese asp ects also give an embarrassin g
.

timidity and if M ercury i s afflicted the unde


sirabl e qualities enumerated as resulting fro m
the square or Opp osition m ay b e looked for .

OD S 5 M erc ury s q u are o r Op p o si ti o n to S atu rn


m akes the person sub j ect to troubl e and del ays

all through life H e is thwarted o n every hand


.

by slander and secret enemies and this condi


tion i n time makes him bitter and sarcastic wit h
the additional consequence that he is shunned
by all who c an p ossibly get away from him and ,
SAT URN, TH E PLA N E T O F S O RRO W 26 7

that i n time leads him to becom e a recluse wh o


shuts himself away to brood over his troubles .

S uch a p erson sometimes becomes a sub j ect of


melancholia of a most piteous character T hese .

asp ect s also m ake the p erson cunning and u n


truthful . T hey give the same des i re to stu d y
the occult conferred by the good aspects but ,

there is the great di ff erence that while the good


asp ects of S aturn and M ercury i ncline to the
study of occultism from unselfish motives the

bad aspects impel him to ferret out nature s
secrets for p ersonal p ower or gain .

D 7
? Th e Moo n s e x ti l e or tri n e t o S at urn i m
parts all the best saturnine qualities to the mind ;
it makes the p erson self reliant serious sober
-
, ,

and systematic caref ul and thrifty i n business


,

a ffairs and gives success i n life through tactful


and diplomati c dealings wi t h o t h ers S uch p eo
'

ple are eminently reasonable and trustworthy in


all matters of honor and j usti ce and gain great
esteem i n the community o n that account T heir .

p atience and p ersistence are inexhaustible .

D <5 P b Th e M oo n j
c o n u nc ti o n o r p aral l el t o S at
urn i s not always to b e classed as a bad asp ect
so far as the m ental qualities go for in any case ,

it deep ens the m i nd and gi ves greater p ower of


concentration but if S aturn is stron g by si gn
, ,

111 Libra or Cap r i co rn and the M oon is otherwise


,

well aspected this p osition also will imp art the


-
26 8

TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E S T AR S

virtues of S aturn though under all conditions


,

it makes the mind gloomy and the person is sub


j cet to periodical spells of melancholy ; but if
S aturn is weak by sign especially if he is i n
,

A ries an d if the M oon i s otherw ise afflicted then ,

his conj unction is to be j ud ged an d rea d the


same as the square and Op position T h e e ff ect .

of the con j unction also dep ends up on the de


p art m e n t of life we are cons ideri ng ; fo r instance .

the con j unction of the M oon and S aturn is good


for concentration of the mind but bad for the ,

digestion p articul arly i n a woman s horoscope
, ,

where it has also the tendency to obstruct the



menses with all that that implies and i n a man s ,

horoscope it indicates the death of the marriage


p artne r S imil ar distinctions should be made

when reading the conj unctions of the othe r so


called m al e fi c s .

D D 8 b Th e M oo n s q u are o r o p p o si ti o n t o S at urn
i s one of the si gn atures of sorrow i n life for it ,

m akes the mind melancholy an d full of worries


so that the p erson is constantly carrying an at
m osp h e re of gl oom with him an d as thoughts are
'

thin gs t h i s at t i t ude of mind brings about delays


and disapp ointments i n every dep artment of life .

S uch p eopl e will e x perience di fficulties from p er


sons an d things signified by S aturn p robably ,

p aren ts an d if he has money he will lose it an d


,

have di ffi culty i n getting more T hus he will be .


27 0 TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E S TAR S

virtues of S aturn and J upiter are combined by


these asp ects an d people i n whose horoscope they
are found will consequently gain honor an d es
teem i n the community where they are T h ev .

will be looked upon as the pillars of society and


gain p rosp erity commensurate with the environ
ment i n which they are placed for these aspects ,

give sound fi n an c i al j ud gment the a bil i ty to


'

grasp op p ortunity when it is met b enevolence , ,

de v o t i o n t o duty reli gion and all good ob j ects


,

i n life .

21 P <5 5 J u p i t er p arall e l o r c o nj u n c ti o n t o S at ur n
has the same b en e fi c e nt i n flue n c e as the se x til e
'

o r trine though n ot i n as great a m easure and


,

if J upite r is weak by si gn or otherw i se a fflicte d


the aspects w ill p robably count for very little ,

but i n that case its e ff ect up on the arterial ciren


l ation will be obstructive givin g a tendency to
,

sc h l e ro s is of the arteries the same as the op po

s i t i o n and square .

uD s 7
? q u are o r Op p o si ti o n t o S aturn
J u p i t er s

gives a di ffi de n t vacillating min d unabl e to form


,

d ecisions always d istrustful of others indolent


, ,

and inclined to d rift with the tide often a war d ,

of society either in the p oor house or the p rison


-
,

for the character is basically dishonest T hese .

asp ects also give a tendency to arter i o sc h l e ro si s -


.
S AT U R N , T H E PLA N E T O F S O RRO W 27 1

8 * A ‘
2 M ars sex ti l e o r tri n e to S at urn gives a
capable d etermine d an d ene rgeti c natu re capa
,

ble of intense and sustaine d action and


obtainin g unusual results the reby T h e e xe c u .

tive ability dominant fo rcefulness and en d ur


,

ance of these p eopl e is remarkable and c o n se


quently they are constantly accomplishin g what
othe rs cannot achieve O n account of these qual
.

ities they always rise to p rominent p ositions and


are much esteemed o n account of their ability
but seldom liked fo r these aspects also make the
character c ruel and hard T hey give a strong
.

ph y sique and general goo d h ealth .

8 <5 PD 8 7
? M ars j
c o n u nc ti o n , p aral l el ,
q uare o r s

o p p o si ti o n t o S atu rn T hese are thoroughl y bad


.

aspects i ndicat in g a selfish violent harsh an d , ,

c ruel nature quick tempere d and vind i ctive ah


,
-
,

so l ut e l y dishonest and untruthful unsc rupulous ,

and liable t o public d isgrac e and impr i sonment ,

also to accident and a violent d eath but if o ne ,

of the planets is essentially dignifie d o r e x alted


the evil influence i s not so st rong I t should .

also be remembered that such se rious d efects


do not result from one aspect alone and if the
othe r confi gurations i n the horoscop e are good
the fo regoin g d elineation will only ap ply i n a
very mil d measure .

ft‘ >I
< A 7
? Uran us s ex til e or tr i n e t o S at urn is for
t unat e fo r a p ublic c areer i n an o ffi cial capacity
27 2 TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E S T ARS

for it g1v e s ambition an d determ ination with


ability to c o n c en t rat e up o n large p roblems and
'

e x ercise authority pl an and systematize


, It .

strengthens the intuition so t hat such p eople are


guided by an interior insight when n ew and i m
p ortant steps have to be taken therefore they ,

are i n demand an d find positions with large cor


p o rat i on s where they wi n their way through
sheer ability T h e mind i s both mechanical an d
.

ingenious hence this p osition often denotes the


,

successful inventor p articularly along the lines


,

of electricit y .

(5 Pb Uran u s j c o n u n c ti o n o r
p aral l el t o S at u rn
has an influence like th e good aspects if the plan
ets are elevated in angles essentially dignified
, ,

or exalted as S aturn in Libra and C ap ricorn o r


,

U ranus in A quarius or S corpio but if the con ,

j unction occurs i n signs where either of the plan


ets are weak l ike A ries T auru s Cancer or L e o
, , ,

then the influence will be detrimental and should


be j udged the same as the square or opp osition .

D
l t‘ cS b’
Uran us sq u ar e or O p p o si t i o n to S atu rn
gives an unscrupulous dishonest nature with an
,

extremely violent temper T h e outbursts are as .

sudden as a bolt from the blue and exhaust th e


p erson completely T hese p eople are very e c
.

centri c and look at everythin g from a p eculiar


an gle ; they are treach erous idle indolent and , ,

altogether dang erous to the community T hes e .


C H A P TE R XI .

J U P ITE R THE PL A N E T OF B E N E VO LE N C E

R OM each of the divine H ierarchies which have


ministered at the birth and evolution of humanity
we have received certain qualities and faculties up on
which we are bein g nursed from nescience to o m
n i sc i e n c e and from imp otence to omnipotence in life s

great school F rom the Lords of Venus we received


.

the p ri celess gift of love which links humanity in the


tenderest a ffection of varying degrees an d makes life
beautiful F rom the Lords of M ercury w e received
.

the no less valuable gift of mind which enables us to


conquer the material world and p rovid e ourselves
with the comforts of life but somethin g more is
,

need ed T h e divine S p ark within us is ever seekin g


.

an outlet and the greater the t wo qualities of love

an d intellect grow the stronger the upward urge but ,

t his cannot be fully satisfied either if the S pirit


s eeks to rais e its elf to its divine S ource through the

l ove nature exp ressed by Venus and culminating i n


i ts hi gher octave U ranus Th e religious fervor then
.

exp re sses itself as devotion of the most sublime na


ture but there is still a lack F eeling without knowl
.

ed ge is incomplete N o r c an the inner urge b e sat


.

i sfi e d if through th e mercurial channel of intellect


it attempts to rai se itself to the spiritual p erception
27 4
J U P I T E R PLA N E T , O F BE N E V O L E NC E 27 5

of Neptun e the high er octave of M ercu ry for though ,

the intellect be sharp as a razor it is of n o account


when it is devoid of love I t therefore follows that
.

o n l y b y t h e we ddi n g o f l o v e an d i n t e ll ec t c an wi sdo m

b e b o rn. T h e mercurial knowledge i n it self t h oug h ,

neither good nor evil may b e used for one p u p rose


, .

or the other E ven genius shows only the bent of


.

this knowled ge We speak of a military genius one


.
,

wh o has a wonderful knowledge of the tactics of war ,

but a m an of war whether he be a Nap oleon or a


,

common soldier is not to be classed as wise becaus e


,

he deliberately crushes the finer feelings of wh i c n we


take the heart as symbol O nly when the mercurial
.

faculty of mind is temp ered blended an d balanced ,

by the heart born faculty of love generated by the


-

Venus ray is wisdom born of the union An d this


,
.

is the quality which t h e pl anetary spirit of J upiter


is seekin g to infuse into mankind to aid them i n their
spiritual evolution that they may rise above the
material plane and soar to hi gher spheres T herefore .

the J up it e ri an ray makes people humane honorable , .

courteous refined and generous l aw abidi ng and re


, ,
-

l i gi ou s, cheerful and optimistic T h e true J u p i t eri an


.

is aptly described as a j ovial fellow and he is usually ,

large but his heart is almost too big to find room


even within his cap acious chest T h e corners of his .

mouth are always turned upward with a broa d smile


that c an only be described as radiant and i n his
hearty good feeling he i s so demonstrative that when
-

he shakes your hand the ligaments of your arm are


27 6 TH E M E S S A GE O F T H E S TA R S

almost sp rained H e is hail fellow well met with


.

everybody always ready to give anything o ranybody


,

a boost H e seems actually grateful to you whe n you


.

ask him to do you a favor and is never so happy


as when working hard to help others H e would not .

harm a child and never gets angry on his o wn ac


count but when moved to righteous indi gnation o n
account of the wrongs of others then he may be ter
rible i n his wrath yet he will never be c ruel to the
w
,

aggressor or the opp ressor but sho mercy a ,


n d kind

ness even to them as soon as they have been v an


'

q u i sh e d S uch is the pure J u p i t e ri an but of cours e


.
,

he is very seldom found at the p resent time Neve r .

t h el ess an increasin g number of p eople are be gin


,

ning to walk the way of wisdom and show the JUp i


terian traits .

It is said that O pp ortunity knocks at every


’ ”
man s door yet we often hear p eople bewail thei r
,
“ ”
fate because they never had a chance S aturn .

is bl amed for our misfortunes when we have learned


to study A strology ; we are so intently on the look
out for evil that w e usually forget to look for th e,

good and thus miss our opp ortunity It takes S aturn


,
.

thirty years to go around the horoscop e by transit , ,

and form aspects to all planets but J upiter the mos t , ,

b e n efi c en t influence in the solar system goes around ,

once in eleven years and thus the good fortunes which


he may bring are at least three times as numerous as

the misfortunes brought by S aturn s evil aspects .

A s a m atter of fact we g et from others j ust


,
.
27 8 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S T AR S

t i o n ed by society or correct form .

When J upiter is a fflicted his influence makes t h e


p erson lawless sensuous self ind ul gent gluttonous
, ,
-
, ,

extravagant and careless i n the p ayment of h i s obli


gat i o n s hence liable to loss of health t rouble wi t h
, ,

the l aw and consequent social disgrace A n a fflicted .

J upiter makes p eople sp orty fond of horse rac i ng ,


-

and gambling .

J U P I TE R IN TH E T WE LV E H OU S ES

21 1 J up i t er i n t h e Fi rs t H o use
when well aspected -

is a good sign of health and general fortune i n


life It gives a good natured kindly disposition
.
-
, ,

a nature which breathes cordiality honor an d ,

uprightness T hese p eople love pleasure p ar


.
,

t i c u l arl y out o f —
doors and are fond of traveling
-
,
.

T hey have considerable e x ecutive ability and are


therefore sought for p ositions of importance and
responsibility T here i s an inclination to stout
.

ness i n l ater years .

J upiter a fflicted o n the A scend ant gives a


tendency to self indul genc e according to the-
,

si gn wherein he is placed I f i n Cancer the p er .

so n becomes an inveterate glutton and literally

makes a god of his stomach with t h e inevitabl e


result that in the course of years he becomes
excessively stout the liver be in g p articul arly en
,

l arge d and as a consequence he is sub j ecte d to


sickn ess of a serious nature In S agittarius it .

makes him an inveterate gambler who woul d


J U PI T E R P LA N E T
, O F BE N E V O L E N C E 27 9

stake his soul o n the toss of a coin I n Pisces .

he becomes an incurable drunkard i n S corpio


'
,

a sensuali st of the worst nature and so o n with


the other sign s I t may also be said that when
.

eve r J upiter is affli c t ed on the A scendant the


health s uff ers through som e corruption of the
blood .

212 J u p i t er i n t h e S ec o n d H o u se when well aspected , -

particularly by the S un or M oon gives great ,

financial p rosp erity i n life and this is a fortunate


p osition i n that respect even when J upiter is
a fflicted but then the p e ro sn is l iabl e to loss
,

under bad directions When J upiter i s unas .

p e c t e d he gives no help ; the person may then


be p oor and starve .

-
J up i te r i n t h e when well aspected
Th i rd H o us e -

gives a mind of a highly optimistic nature so


that no matter what other obstacles there may
be i n life the pe rson who has this position will
always look at the silver lining of the cloud and
i n so doin g forget the cloud itself H e will have .

ex ceptional education al advantages and what i s


m ore the education which he receives will be of
great b enefit to h i m H e wi ll b e p opul ar among
.

his brothers sisters and nei ghbors and they will


,

help to benefit h i m S uccess is i ndicate d by


.

travelin g writin g and publicati ons When J u


,
.

p iter is a fflicted i n the T h i r d H ouse the p erson


is liabl e to be in wr ecks and accidents whil e
travelin g but he will not be inj ured though he
,
28 0 TH E M E S SAGE O F T H E S TAR S

escap es only by a hair breadth If S aturn af


-
.

fli c t s he will become careless an d indolent thus ,

forfeiting the respect an d esteem of his imme


diate family but if M ars is adverse they will
,

mistrust him because of rash an d imp rudent acts .

J up i t er i n t h
, e F o ur t h H o us e
when well aspected -

is most fortunate for the home conditions esp e ,

c i al l y in the latter p art of life


.
People with .

J upiter i n this p osition will do better i n their


;

place of birth than anywhere else T hey will .

receive considerable help from the p arents and


p robably an inheritance afterwards T heir busi .

ness a ffairs will be o n a solid basis an d run


smoothly so that at the close of life there will
be a consid erable accumulation accordin g to
thei r station and the opp ortunities of their e n
v i ro n m e n t
. T hey p ass their days i n p eace an d
end them amid health wealth and p rosp er i ty
,
.

B ut when J upiter is a ffl icted in the F ourth


H ouse the p erson should leave his native town
as soon as p ossible for then conditions there will
be detrimental to his success L avish and ex .

t rav agan t exp enditure love of display an d ki n


,

dred costly tendencies will sap his resources and


b ring him into bankruptcy ; besides a false p ride
will keep him from undertaking a radical re ,

form even when he has awakened to the f ac t that


he ought to do so if he would save himself and
28 2 TH E M E S SA GE OF TH E STARS

soc ial p resti ge It is an ideal indi cation for mar


.

ri age also for a p erso n see king to take a part n e r


,

o r enter into pa rtners h ip H e may also be as .

sured that the p a rtner will be noble sincere h o n , ,


est and trustworthy then success wil l come by


,

c o operation
-
I t is an ideal p osition for a lawyer
.

for it indicates success i n law and the abil ity to


reconcil e opp onents B ut if J upiter is weak
.

or a fflicted the p erson will lose his lawsuits or


suff er by misplaced confidence in his pa rtner ;
marriage w ill be dela y ed or d eni ed and when
consummated trouble wi ll arise through the i n
dol ence and self indul gent habits of the marri age
-

partner .T herefore wisdom would dictate that


the p erson avoid such relationships .

J up i t e r i n t h e E i gh t h H o use when
well as pected -

indicates financial gain by ma rriage partn er ,

ship s or legacy but when weak or a ffli cted it


,

designates lawsuits and losses i n connection with


these matters A well aspected J upiter in the
.
-

E ighth H ouse is also a sign of an easy an d peace


ful termination of the l i fe when the full course
has been run .

21 9 J u p i t er i n t h e Ni n t h H o us e gives a peaceful .

noble optimisti c and ki nd hearted disposition


,
-
,

with religiou s tendencies broad mind ed and tol ,


-

e ran t of the opi ni ons of others but favoring the ,

m ore orth odox and established lines of thought .

T h e p ers on is much esteemed i n society and ap t


J U P I T E R PLA N E T , O F BE N E V O L E N C E 28 3

to occupy p romi nent p ositions i n c h urc h stat e , ,

or i n i n stitutions of learnin g or p h il ant h mp i c


a ss oc iations Thi s p os i tion al so giv e s a love of
.

travel w i th pleasu re an d gai n the reby B ut whe n .

weak or a ffli cted by si gn or asp ect i t gi ves arro


gance and a love of d ispl ay whi ch is out of p ro

po rtion with the p erson s p ocketbook c o ns e ,

quently there are l awsuits anl liability to soci al


discredit It also shows dan ger when travelin g
. .

21 1 0 J up i t e r i n t h T e n t h H o us e
when well asp ected
e -

i s one o f the best indications of an eminently


successful and virtuous life esp ecially if he is ,

supp orted by S aturn S un and M oon fo r then , ,

the p erson w ill rise to a hi gh p osition i n the


church state or law and gain great wealth honor
, ,

and social esteem F urthermore he will deserve .

all he gets for the character will be of sup erlative


nobility But if J upiter be weak or a ffli cted i n
.

the T enth H ouse p articularly by S aturn or the ,

luminaries it shows that the character is not


,

reliabl e T h e p erson may rise but his evil d ee d s


.

will find him out and therefore he wi ll e x p e ri


ence reversal s of fortun e and loss of p restige .

21 1 1 J u p i t er in th
and well e E l e v enth H o use
asp ected gives wealthy and influential friends
who may b} reli ed upon to help the person to
realize hi s hopes wishes and ambitions It also, .

gives a sociable disp osition and fondness o f



pl easure I n a man s horoscop e it si gnifies that
.
284 THE M E S SA GE OF TH E S TARS

the marriage will be fruitf ul and that his chil d


ren will be a credit and a help to him but b efore ,

j udgment is rendered i n this respect the wife s


horoscop e shoul d also be examined to see whether
it concurs for if not then the j udgment must be
,

modified When J upiter is a fflicted i n the E lev


.

e n t h H ouse either the person meets friends wh o

are good and sinc ere i n their desire to help him


but lack the ability or else the friends whom he
attracts come to him to be b e n efi t t e d I n either .

case he will not be help ed muc h by friends but


must depend upon his o wn resources to attain his
desires .

74 1 2 J up i t er in th e T we l f t h
when well H o use
aspected brings gain and success through occupa
tions carried on i n compa rative seclusion such as
laboratory work work i n hospitals o r asylums i n
, ,

an executive capacity or a p osition i n one of the

fraternal orders which have to do wi th sick bene


fits or i n t h e st udy and practice of the mystical
'

or occult arts I f p eople with J upiter i n this


.

p osition are p ersonall y indigent they r ec eive


much bou nty from people or institutions of a
fraternal or charitable nature but if they are ,

well to do they give lavishly to these p urp oses


- -
.

I f they have enemies they also have a way of


turning them to friends If J upiter is a fflicted
.

it makes the person indolent and imp rovident so


that i n time he usually becomes the ward of o n e
28 6 TH E M E S SA G E O F TH E S TA R S

proposition before he ex tends a hel p ing hand .

O n the other hand he is absolutely op en handed -

to those wh o are near and dear to him H is home .

and his family are all i n all When J upiter is .

a fflicted i n T aurus it inclines to e x travagant ex


p e n di t u re s for show display and the grat ifi c a
,

tion of the lower nature S uch p eople are great


.

go u rm an di z e rs fond of rich and savory foods


,

that tickle the p alate A s a result they often ex


.

p e ri e n c e financial di fficultie s and trouble with


creditors also such sickness as may result from
,

the over indulgence of their appetites according


to other indications of the stars .

HH J u p i t er i n when well aspected gives


Gem i n i -

literary ability of a high class and if that is


backed by the necessary education success in this
line is certain T his p osition also gives an i nv en
'

tive turn to the mind a love of mathematics and


,

an attraction towards the occult J upiter i n .

Gemini shows t h at travel will brin g both plea s


ure an d p rofit and it gives an h o n o rab l e c o u rt ,
'

e o u s and fri endly disposition But if J upiter is .

a fflicted the p erson is liable to meet with losses


and trouble when traveling H e will have a .

number of hair breadth escap es from accidents


-
,

legal and religious troubl e al so di fficulties with ,

brothers sisters and close rel atives .

71 5
- J u p i t er i n Can c er ful l e ffect of J upiter
. Th e

for good or ill i s never felt until the middle life


J U P IT E R , P LA N E T O F B E N E V O LE N C E 28 7 '

an d this is esp ec ially the case when he is placed


in the F ourth H ouse or fourth si gn Cancer , .

When well placed there he gives an e x ceedin gly


-

kindly and courteous disp osition one wh o is at ,

p eace with all the world endowed with a most ,

vivid and fruitful imagination a dreamer of ,

Utopian dreams and a lover of the occult and


mystical .T here is also however a p ractical ,

side to the n ature which makes him ambitious to


attain worldly success and fortunate in his i n
vestment s in houses lands or mines so that he
, ,

wi ll accumulate p rop erty and be well to do esp e - -

c i al l y after middle life T his p osition also indi


.

cates that the p erson may receive much help


from his p arents durin g life and an inheritance
after thei r death J up iter in Cancer makes the
.

person very fond of the pleasures of the table but


if well aspected he will p robably keep himself
-

within such bounds that his health does not sut


fer I f howeve r J upiter is a fflicted it inclin es to
.
,

inordinate gluttony which will eventually cor


rupt the blood and cause such disease and nox
ious growths as result from that condition .

74 51
. J u p i te r i n L e o
gives a truly noble nature ,

blending kindness and courage self reliance and ,


-

loyalty self restraint and comp assion mercy an d


,
-
,

j ustice I t indicates i n short a p aragon of v i r


.
, ,

tues nowhere excelled It gives an abundance


.

of vitality and a stron g constitution so that it


28 8 TH E M E S SAGE O F TH E STARS

marks a leader physically morally and spirit ,


'

u all y nor will such a p e rso n e v e r be conten t t o


,

follow H e craves positions of trust and re sp on


.

s ib il i t y the greater the better


, H e will always b e
.

equal to the occasion and never ab us e the c o nfi


dence of those who have pl aced him there S uc h .

p eople have an innate culture and refinement .

they are fond of everything that tends to the up


lift of humanity religiou s sincere sure to win
, , ,

recognition an d success dealing i n speculative


investments When J upiter is a fflicted i n Leo
.

the person becom es cruel and sensuous ab n o r ,

m ally fond of pleasure and sub j ect to l os s b y


investments speculation and gambling
, .

21 1112 J up i t er i n
Vi rgo gives a cautious analytical ,

and practical nature with an almost unerrin g


faculty for discriminatin g between the seemin g
and the real to sift truth from error and arriv e
,

at facts T hey cannot ferret out secrets by under


.

handed methods as S aturn i n C apricorn which


makes an ideal detective but if J upiter in Vi rgo
,

is the j udge no one is clever enough to hide the


truth from him A well aspected J up iter i n
.
-

Vi rgo indicates succes with servants who will be


found faithful and loyal ready to do their mas
,


ter s bidding It also indicates p rosp erity
.

through business or p ro f e ssi o nl vocations but ,

if J upiter is a fflicted in Virgo it gives a cynical ,

ca rping and critical disp osition mistrustful of


,
29 0 THE M E S SA GE O F TH E S TA R S

ri ch and e x pensive food and sickness on that


account .

1 J up i t e r in S agi t tari us
when well aspected -

gives good fortune and general success in life a ,

humane b road and p hilosophical mind a rever


, ,

e nt an d religious disp osition H ence people .

with this p osition rise to the top and become


l ead ers in their various spheres of life findin g ,

pl aces of p rominence in church or state s c i en ,


'

t ifi c o r philosophic enterprises or institut i ons .

I f J upiter is a fflicted i n S agittarius it makes


the person sp orty fond of cheap and gaudy dis
,

pl ay extravagant and ready to take a chance o n


,

any gamble loss of social standing if born i n a


,

better environment trouble through l aw fi n an


, ,

c i al di ffi culties narrow minded sectarian views


,
- .

if inclined to be religious .

21 V? J up i t e r in C ap ri c o rn
gives an ambitious
nature self reliant and self c ontrolled with a
,
- -

desire to rise to a p osition of authority over others


al so the ability to dictate wisely and well It .

gives a careful economical disp ositi on an d an


, ,

abhorrence of waste ; in genuity resourcefulness ,

and some m echanical ability T hese p eople are .

trust worthy to a degree sincere and honest i n


-
,

all their und ertakings and hold every promise


inviolate therefore they usually rise to honor
, ,

e steem and general p opularity A s already said .

thei r aim is to attain independence at the head of


J U PI T E R P LA N E T
, O F BE N E V O L E N C E 29 1

som e business but if they do not su cceed i n that


,

and have to work for others they are best suited


to be in the employ of the gove rnment eith er ,

municip al o r national O n account of the i m


p l i c i t trust generated by their sterlin g charac


t e ri st i c s of honesty sincerity and faithfulness
,

these people are often m ade the recipients of


confidence from friends wh o feel the need of
sharing t heir troubles with someone wh o c an be
depended u p o n ei t h e r to give honest disinter
'

e st e d advice or else to keep the secrets told them

inviolate If J up iter is a fflicted in C ap ri corn it


.

makes a miser who wi l l hoard all he c an scrape


together and deny himself all except the barest
necessities and is consequently despised by all
wh o know h i m .

M M ”
J up i t er i n A q u ari us
when well asp ected gives -

a humane optimistic original an d philosophic


, ,

mind fond of friends an d the society of others


,

p articul arly those wh o are interested i n scienc e


or mysticism literature and music consequently
, ,

he attracts p eople of that nature and they will be


'

a benefit to him i n helping him to realize his


hop es wishes and ambitions H e may p ossibly
,
.

obtain a p osition of importance in some o fficial


cap acity with secret or occult societies T his is .

a good indication of general success i n life but ,

i f J upiter is afflicted it m akes the n ature restless .

ne rvous and erratic with revolutiona ry or anarch


292 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S T A RS

i st i c ideas with
d isinclination for serious work
and such p eople are generally dislike d and dis
trusted .

21 9€ J up i t er i n P i sc esgives a charitable symp a ,

thetic and hospitable nature wh ich loves to m i n


ister to the outcasts of society T hese p eople are .

veritable angels of m ercy to all who s uff er i n


body soul or sp irit
, T hey are well kno w
. n to
“ ”
thos e who are sick or i n p rison B eing of a .

sensitive nature an d sub j ect to the influences


from the invisibl e world they not infrequently
have p sychi c experiences and become students of
the occult T hey love musi c art and literature
.
,

and if well asp ected by Venus J upiter i n Pisces


-
,

will give considerable ability as a p erformer but ,

i f J upiter is a fflicted i n Pisces it g i ves a vacil


l ating mind a nerveless cowardly nature i n dul g
, ,

ing i n all the vi ces in the calendar and a gener


ally desp i cable di sp o sit i on a social p arasitefi
.

T H E A S PE C T S OF J U P I TE R

) d
G Th e j S un c o n u n c ti o n , sex ti l e o r tri n e
t o J up i t er T h e con j unction gives a tendency to
.

ap oplex y esp eciall y if it occ urs i n A ries but


'

, ,

with that ex ception we m ay say that tho se c on


fi gu rat i on s are su re ind i cations of health wealth
s
,

an d happiness ; they give the p erson an ab u n d

ance of vitality which is p roof even against very


severe onsl aughts of disease and should a p ar ,
294 TH E M E SSA GE O F T H E S TARS

never denies h i mself with the result that the cir


,

culation becomes sluggi sh an d as these people


have a sup erabundance of blood their lassitude
an d indulgence is p roductive of various no x ious

growths a n d kindred disorders ; sometimes a fi t

of anger raises the blood p ressure to such a p oint


that a vessel bursts and ends the life or leaves
the p erson thenceforth a useless wreck T hese .

aspects give a bombastic haughty disposition ,

with an inordinate love of display an d thus i n


duce to extravagance both i n social and business
a ff airs with the result that the p erson sometimes
finds hi m self involved i n debt which he cannot
p ay an d then there is but a step to the bank
ru p t c y court A false p ride often p revents these
.

p eople from working hon estly for others so they


'

would rather p rey upon the public as gamblers


and followers of races and other so called sport s -

where there is an opp ortunity to swindle other


“ ”
p eople and get what they call an easy livin g
until they land i n the meshes of the l aw Chil .

dren with these aspects should be given sp ecial


training i n self restraint thrift and honesty
-
, ,

above all reli gion for they will have a tendency


,
'

to scorn and sco ff at religion but p e rh ap s a mem


ory of a devout mother may help to keep them


straight .

9 d P* A 1£ Ven us j
c o n u nc ti o n,
p aral l el

s ex ti l e
,

or tri n e t o J up i t er is one of the best si gns of


J U P I T E R PLA N E T
, OF B E N E V O LE N C E 29 5

success and general good fortune in life It .

favors the accumulation of we alth and the e n


j o y m e nt of all the luxuries of life I t is a good .

indication of a successful and hap py marriage ,

social p restige and the resp ect of all with who m


the person comes i n contact It endows him with
.

a j ovial optimistic generous and l arge hearted


, ,
-

disposition one who is honorable to a degree


, .

interested and active i n p hil anthropic measures ,

a liberal mind tol erant of the vi ews of others


even where he di ff ers radically fond of pleas ,

ure traveling p arties and cap able of enj oyin g


, , ,

life to t h e fullest extent ; he loves exp ensive and


ultra co m fortabl e things a fine h ouse valuable
-

, ,

books pictures and other rich ap p ointments


,
.

9 [J<9 21 V e n us s q uare o r o p p o si ti o n t o J up i t er
gives the sam e luxurious likings as the good as
p eets but limits the ability to satisfy them ; al
though such p eople make the most frantic e ff orts
to p resent a fi n e front to the world they are gen
e rall y found out to be shams T heir l ac k of busi
.

ness ability i s often responsibl e for failure and


bankruptcy and they are very liable to su ffer
l osses through t h e treachery of others Love and .

marriage also are sources of sorrow for those


whom Venus and J upiter are a fflicting T hey .

are ap t to b e j ilted before marriage or the mar


ri age p artner will p rove faithless an d m ay de

sert them T hese asp ects also produce an amor


.
296 TH E M E S S A GE O F T H E S TA RS

ous nature likely to take liberties regardless of


th e l aws of d ecency an d make the p erson faith
less to marriage vows .

Q d All M erc ury j


c o n u n c ti o n ,
p aral l el sex ti l e
,

or t ri n e t o J up i t er is one of the finest assets i n

life for it gives a cheerful op timistic disposition


,

with the ability to always look up on the bright


side of things an d keep up the spirits i n the
hours of adversity ; the mind is b road versatil e ,

an d able to reason correctly and to form a relia

ble j ud gment by careful deliberation ; they never


give a hasty decision ; they require time to think
o ver whatev er is p resented to them but once they,

have reached a conclusion that will be found i n


,

c ontrovertible . T hey are successful i n l aw or


l iterature and much resp ected for their honesty
an d sincerity . T hese aspects are p articul arly
fortunate for peopl e who travel for business or
pleasure for they will reap both benefit and e n
,

j oy m en t from a migratory mode of life ; i t will


“ ”
make them healthy wealthy and w i se b eyon d
,

the average loved by everybo d y for the vi tal


,

vibration they radiate upon whoever they meet .

2
: D 8 M erc ury q u are o r Op p o si ti o n t o J up i t er
s

gives a vacillatin g and waverin g disp osition so .

that the p erson cannot make up his mind when


more than one course of action i s op en hence ,

people with these asp ects often lose thei r o p p o r


t un i t i e s through procrastination an d lack of
29 8 THE M E S SA GE O F T H E S TA RS

thought an d indecision or dishonesty Peopl e .

with these aspects are too fond of ostentation


and display extravagant beyond their means
, ,

lavish i n thei r e x p enditures p rone to take des


,

p erate chances in gambling or speculation to re


habilitate their fortunes and doomed to loss slan ,

der and sometimes bankruptcy o n that account .

T hese asp ects are also bad for health i n a



woman s horoscope esp ecially ; they indicate di
gestiv o and liver troubles .

b A ll S aturn s ex t i l e o r t ri n e t o J up i t er
gives a
strong character with a deep and p rofoundly
philosophical mind a benevolent disp osition with
,

a strong sense of j ustice and fair play Al l the .

virtues of S aturn and J upiter are combined by


these asp ects an d p eople in whose horoscop e they
are found will consequently gain the honor and
esteem of the community where they are T hus .

they will b e looked upon as the p illars of society


and gain p rosp erity commensurate with the en
v i ro n m e n t in which they are placed for these ,

aspects give sound financial j udgment and th e


ability to grasp opp ortunity whe n it is met .

7
2 d Pu S atu r n c o n u n c tio n o r
j p aral l el t o J u p i t er
has the same b en efi c en t influence as the sextil e
or trine though not i n as great a measure and
if J upiter is weak by si gn o r otherwise afflicted
the asp ects will p robably count for very little ,

but in that case its efi ec t upon the arterial cir


J U P I T E R PLA N E T, OF B E N EVOLE N C E 299

I
culation will be obstructive givin g a tendency ,

to sc h l e ro si s of the arteri es the same as the op p o


si t i o n and square .

1
; E] 8 11 S atu rn
q uare o r Op p o si ti o n t o J up i t er
s

gives a diffi den t vacillatin g mind unable to form


,

d ecisions always distrustful of othe rs indolent


, ,

and inclined to drift with the tide often a ward ,

of society either i n the p oor house or the priso n -


,

for the character is basically dishonest T hese .

aspects also give a tendency to arterio sc h l e rosl s -


.

8 A ll Mars s ex til e o r tri n e t o J up i t er I t is the .

nature of J upiter to be so m ewhat conservative ‘

and di gnified but when blended with t h e fi re of


,

M ars it gives enthusiasm and an ability to i n


flu e n c e others and imbue them with the sam e
feelings . It makes the n ature noble s i ncere , ,

honest and strai ghtforward T his asp ect is also .

good for the financial prosperity of the p erson ,

for both M ars and J upiter when well asp ecte d -

give good earnin g ability and favor accumula


tion . J upiter is somewhat conservative i n re
sp ect of e x penditures M ars is too free but where
, ,

the M arti al and J up i t e ri an ten d encies are


b l ended by a good aspect the result is an ideal ,

generous nature neither too lavish nor too con


,

se rv at i v e able to strike a happy medium


,
T hese .

people have much ingenuity and con structive


ability and whatever they do they put their
whole heart i n it H ence they are successful i n
.
,
30
0 TH E M E S SA GE O F TH E S TA R S

business p op ular i n society fond of out of d oor


, ,
- -

sp orts and games T hey love to travel an d gain


.

much pleasure by so doing M ars rul es the .

h aemoglobin i n the blood which i s so imp ortant


a factor in health an d vitality therefore the goo d ,

asp ects of J up iter and M ars increase the re d


blood corp uscles with the res ul t that peopl e w i th
these aspects have an abundance of health vi ,

tality power and endurance


, .

aP8 21 M ars p aral l el or j


c o n u n c ti o n t o J u p i t er
stren gthens the constitution and increases the
vitality the same as the good asp ects I t also .

indicates that the p erson is able to earn much


money and uses it freel y and generously but the ,

mental qualities are similar to those conferred


by the bad aspects : sporty swaggering tricky , , ,

deceitful and untruthf ul imp ul sive i n j u d gment


, ,

not to be depended upon an d if the con j unction


,

occurs i n on e of the watery si gns especially i n ,

Pi sces the p erson will p robably be a drunkard


, ,

though this is not as certain as with the square


and opposition .

8 D <9 11 M ars s q uare o r Op p o si ti o n t o J u p i t er i s


'

the si gn ature of the gambler and if o n e o f the


planets is i n a watery si gn especially i n Pi sces, ,

he will b e a drunkard also a tricky dishonest , ,

and disreputable character who always acts


through impul se With respect to health we find
.

that these peopl e sufi er p rincip al ly from bloo d


30
2 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S T A RS

K
P Nep tu n e s ex t i l e o r t ri n e J u p i t er
gives an
inspirational mystical nature and success i n an
,

occupation connected with occult o rders that is ,

to say where the character is su fficiently devel


op ed so that Neptune c an make his influence felt ,

for then this p osition brings out all the no b les t


and most spiritual strength of both planets and ,

occult exp eriences are not infrequently the re


sult D uring the sl eeping hours these peopl e are
.

quite conscious in the invisible worlds .

wP d 2! Nep tun e p aral l el j to Ju


or co n u n c ti o n

p i t er gives an influence similar to that of the


good asp ects when Neptune an d J upiter are not
a fflicted but if they are in a weak sign and as
,

p e c t i n g the other planets by square or opp osition


then the influence is similar to that of the bad
aspects of J upite r an d Neptune .

QD é ’
21 N ep t u n e
q uar e or Op p o si ti o n t o J u p i t er
s

indicates lack of control of the emotions Th e .

person is sensitive to the l o w psychic influences


of the borderland between the seen and the un
seen worlds but they are of an awe inspiring and -

disgusting typ e hence apt to cause hysterical


,

conditions such as involuntary trance and kin


,

dred disorders attendant up on negative p sy


chism F rom a material standp oint it gives dan
.

ger of fraud through speculation or large com


p an i es an d dealing with such p redatory interests
should therefore be avoided .
C H APT E R XIV

l\IA RS

TH E PLA N E T or A C T I ON

R OM the B ible we learn that J ehovah was the


Creato r of mankind for we find H i s angels an
n o u n c i n g the birth of various notable p ersonages T hus .

the conclusion is inevitable that H e and they p reside


over the generative function and imp art the quality
of fertility which at that time was looked up on as a
token of the favor of Go d while barrenness was indi
c at e d as a sign of H i s displeasure T his is i n ac
.

c o rdan c e with the Western Wisdom T eaching which

tells us that i n the earliest days when mankind was


still i n the m aking J ehovah an d H i s angels guided
them to great temples at the times of year when
planetary condit i ons were p ropitious to generation ,

and men born under those h armonious conditions


lived for hund reds of years without sickness or dis
ease. I t is noticeabl e that wild animals which are
still entirely under the guid anc e of their group spirits -

and mate only at certain seasons are also immune


from sickness J ehovah still retains control over the
.

fert ilization of the animal s which are attuned to H i s


-

l unar vibrations through their twenty ei ght p airs of -

spinal nerves that correspond to the twenty eight -

d ays of the lunar revolution and H i s vehicle the


30
3
30
4 THE M E S SA GE OF TH E S TA RS

M oon still measures the p eriod of gestation for m en


and be a . sts
B ut the Bibl e a
l so tells us of L u c ifer and h i s
fal l e n angel s who taught humanity to take the p re
rogative of creat i on i nto their own hands an d i n
stilled into them the p assion that has caused sorrow ,

si n and death , because the holy function of genera


tion which was intended only for temp orary purpose s
of p rop agation and whi ch works so well under p ro
pitious pl anetary conditions has been desecrate d an d
made subservient to the lusts of human i ty at all
times regardless of the stellar rays Y et it is a mis
.

take to think of the Lucifer spirits as evil for under ,

the sway of the angels humani ty was a mass of mind


l ess automatons knowing neither goo d nor evil and
havin g no choice or p rerogative but s i nce through
,

the martial Lucifer spiri ts we h ave learned to know


good and evil we are also abl e by the e x ercise of

will power to shun the evil and choose the good to ,

flee from vice and cultivate virtue thereby pl acing ,

ourselves i n harmonious c o worker ship with Go d and


- -

nature and unfolding our divine po ssibilities so that .

w e may becom e like our F ather i n H eaven .

Whil e J ehovah and H i s angels are thus workin g


u pon humanity from the M oon the Lucifer spirits

who rebelled against H i s regim e are located o n the


planet M ars and from them also we have received
and are receiving many valuabl e gifts chief amon g ,

them fi r e and i ro n . I t is well known that every


l i v i n g body is warm for the E go cannot m anifest i n
,
306 THE M E S SA G E O F THE S TA RS

world s work an incomp arable boon to humanity



, .

B u t if it escap es control the s ervant quickly takes


mastery its inimical p ower of destruction and de
,
¢

vastati on is then as terrible a scourge as its bene


'

fi c e n t use under guid ance is an inestimable blessin g .

I t is as p recious as it is dangerous ; eternal vigilance


i s the p rice of safety from its ravages but without it ,

the worl d would be a wilderness .

M ars as a focus for the latent solar life trans


, ,

mutes it into desire p assion and what we may call


,

animal spi rits It is a consumin g fire more danger


.
,

ous than all the nitroglycerine ever manufactured ,

but also more p recious than any other blessin g we


can have or enj oy .

T h e H indoo preacher nurtured in a land gov


,

erned by S aturn the planet of obstruction says


, ,

Kill out de si re H e dreams away his days i n des

t i t ut i o n but as
,
tempe r conserves the edge of the
.

s teel that carves its way through all obstructions .

s o the well directed energetic desires of the m artial


-

A ngl o S axon have wrought a m arvelous transforma


-

tion i n the earth ; they have reared a civilization b e


yond all which p receded it an d though p erhaps brutal
,

i n many resp ects there is p rom i se I n that also accord


, ,

ing to the p roverb : T h e greater the sinner the ,

greater the saint Parents should take a lesson


.

from the b ook of nations and refrain from applyin g


the S at urnine wet bl anket to the fiery M ars sp i r i t
’ ’
of child ren S aturn always says don t don t his
.
, ,

ai m is to rep re ss an d obstruct A clear fire under .


MA RS , THE P LA N E T O F A CTI O N 30
7

proper control is useful h ut death lurks i n the smoke


,

an d no x ious gases of a smothered fire ; too many



dont s smother legitimate ambition and frustrate ac
c o m p l i sh m e n t ; they may drive the hapless victim into

ways of evil for the dynamic energy of Mars m ust


,

an d will have an outlet so beware , T h e worst faults .

of M ars are imp ul siveness an d lack of p ersistence but ,

he breeds no hyp ocrites like an a fflicted S a t urn .

F rom M ars we receive a number of our highly


p rize d virtues as well as some of our worst faults .

When well aspected he gives a stron g constitution


-

and physical en d uranc e a p ositive indep endent an d


, ,

self reliant nature d etermined and p roud generous


-
, ,

and energetic resourcef ul and quick to learn esp e


, ,

c i al l y when i n A ries Leo S corpio or C ap ricorn but


, , ,

when he is weak by sign as i n T aurus C ancer Libra , ,

or aspected by squares or oppositions he makes the


p erson quick tempered obstinate and sp iteful i n
-
, ,

c l i n e d to drunkenness an d criminal acts cruel and ,

hard a bully and braggart


, .

People who have M ars p rominent in their horo


scop es are eminently p ractical an d play an imp ortant

p art i n the world s work T hey are especially p ro.

fi c i e nt i n occup ations where iron an d fire are used i n


constructive p urposes or where sharp instruments are
handled . S oldiers surgeons an d butchers machine
, ,

workers an d iron founders en gineers an d m en i n ki n,

dred occup ations are of the martial nature T hey .

also e x cel i n other p ositions where courage an d intre


p i di t y are necessary qualities .
308 TH E M E S SA GE O F T HE STA RS

MA RS I N TH E T WE L VE H OU S E S

8 1 M ars i n t h e A sc e ndan t ,
when
or Fi rs t H o use ,
well aspected has a most beneficial influence
-

up on the constitution p articularly if he is in one


,

of the fiery signs A ries Leo or S agittarius or


, , ,

in the sign of his exaltation Capricorn but some ,

times when a weak sign like Cancer is r ising and


the other planets are much a fflicted M ars i n the
A scendant may infuse su fficient energy into the
body to tide it over the critical p eriod of infancy .

T his p osition also gives energy ambition cour , ,

age self reliance and determination which are


,
-

exceedingly helpful characteristics to wi n the


battle of life It indicates an enterp rising and
.

p ractical p erson wh o will shun no eff ort i n order


to succeed When M ars i s a fflicted i n the F irst
.

H ouse he n everthel ess strengthens the c on st i t u


tion and gives muscul ar p ower and endurance .

but he m akes the p erson rash impulsive head , ,

stron g and foolhardy T hus they neglect the


.

ordinary p recautions to guard their health and


become subj ect to fevers and other inflammatory
diseases alsa liable to accidents and loss of blood
,

by lesions of varying magnitude danger from ,

fire such as burns or scalds according to the n a ,

ture of the a fflictin g plan et In this resp ect the


.

S un is usually p roductive of fevers and i n flam


mations J upite r gives liability to broken bones
.

or accident by railroad or rollin g stock U ranus ,


3 10 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S T A RS

M ars i n t h e Th i rd H o use when well asp ected -

makes the mind keen b ri ght and alert fon d of


, ,

argument quick at repartee i ngenious inventive


, , ,

and resourceful with plenty of i nitiative and


,

constructive ability B ut when M ars is a ffl icted


.

i n the T hird H ouse it gives liability to accidents


o n short j ourneys a quarrelsome n ature sp e
,

c i all y liable to get into trouble with brothers ,

sisters and neighbors T hese peopl e are very


.

critical towards everybody with whom they come


i n contact and therefore generally feared and
avoided when p ossible .

M ars i n t h e F o u rt h H o use when well aspected -

gives a stron g constitution which is maintaine d


unimpaired even i n old age ; the digestive faculty
is p articularly good and consequently the health
and strength are rugged I t makes the native .


ex ceedingly aggressive in his e ff orts to feather

his nest and accumulate p roperty for old age
and a rainy day T here is also likelihood of a
.

legacy from the p arents T his i s a very for


.

t u n at e p osition esp ecially if M ars is i n A ries


, ,

Leo or Cap ricorn but if M ars is weak i n Cancer


,

or Pisces and a ffl icted by square or opp osition ,

di gestive troubles or dissip ation will undermine


the V i tality and the p erson will b ecome m ore
quarrelsome an d disagreeable every day he l i ves .

H e will be liabl e to accident by fire in the home ,

also to fevers and inflammatory diseases People .


M AR S , THE PLA N E T OF A C TI O N 3 11

with M ars i n this position should leave their


native place as quic kly as p ossible T his may in .

some measure relieve the trouble .

M ars i n t h e F if th H o use when well asp ected -

gives an ardent demonstrative love nature


,
It -
.

m akes the p erson fon d of athletic exercises sports ,

and muscular eff ort a clean masterful m an, ,

much admired by the opp osite sex or a woman


“ ”
who i s a real p al to her male comp anion .

T hese p eopl e mak e e x cellent disciplinarians and


'

are much beloved by their p upils if place d I n


p ositions as teachers or bett e r still as p rincip als
,

for they make much better leaders tha n follow


ers. B ut when M ars is a fflicted in the F ifth
H ouse it makes the person Very fickle i n his af
f ec t i on s. I t is o n with the n ew love even before
he is through with the old an all around flirt ,
-

and t h e ref o re l ikel y t o get i nto a great deal of


'

trouble O ver indul gence of the amorous nature


.
-

is liable to sap the V itality and create dangerous



p hysical conditi ons I n a woman s ho roscop e
.

there is grave danger of di fficulty in p arturition .

It also t hreatens danger of death to a child in


'

the horoscop e of either sex People with M ars .

a ffl icted i n the F ifth H ouse are also liable to



loss through gamblin g and S p eculation in stocks .

bonds and securities .

M ars i n t h e S i x t h H o use when well asp ected -

m akes a quick energeti c worker wh o is likely


,
3 12 THE M E S S A GE O F T H E S TA R S
'

to rise to a p rominent p osition i n the employ of


'

someone else therefore the l arger the firm i n


,

which he seeks employm ent the better B ut he .

should not attempt to start i n business for him


sel f, f o r p eopl e with M a rs i n the S ixth H ouse
alw ays succeed better when i n the employment

o f so m e o n e else T his p osition also increases the


.
l
i l

V itali ty and should the p erson o n account of


o ther planetary configuration s i n the horoscope
become sub j ect to disease the dyna m ic energy
and recup erative p ower of M ars will soon burn
out and eliminate the p oisons from the body
and leave it i n better health than before B ut .

if M ars is afflicted I n the S ixth H ou se there is


a liability to trouble and quarrels with other
employees or employer S hould the p erson be
.

in the p osition of employer himself he will al


ways be at variance with his employees and sub
j ec t to loss by theft and dishonesty through
them T hey will waste his goods an d have no
.

r egard for hi s interests A n a fflicted M ars


. i n

t h e S ixth H ouse also gives a liability to fevers


and inflammatory diseases danger of burns , ,

scalds and gun shots and accidents sustained in


-

the course of employm ent .

M ars i n t h e S ev e n th H o use when well aspected -

gives a capable industrious and aggressive mar


,

ri age partner untiring in the p romotion of the


,

welfare of the family a strong p ersonality who,


TH E M E S SA GE
'

3 14 O F TH E S T A R S

avo i d ed fo r they are sure to bring loss Peopl e .

with M ars i n this p osition should n o t d elay mak


ing thei r will for the end usually comes ve ry sud
den l y and une x p ectedly

M ars i n t h e N i n t h H o use well asp ected gives


-

a liberal broad and p rogress ive V i ew upon all


,

p roblems of life Peopl e with M ars i n this p osi


.

tion are likely to take up some cause hav ing for


its ob j ect the social or spiritual upliftment of


mankind i n general an d become very enthusiastic
workers i n the p articular cult which has aroused
their symp athies T hey are fond of a roving
.

life and benefit by changing from on e pl ace to


another especially by travel i n forei gn lands
,
.

T hey have a clean cl ear and alert mentality and


,

a takin g way of p resentin g their views to others .

T herefore they make good missionaries i n what


ever line of p rop aganda they take up B ut if .

M ars is a fflicted i n the Ninth H ouse he makes


p eopl e bi goted and fanatical in their views reg ,

ular ran t e rs wh o disgust all whom they try to


a fflict with their ideas whether they are r elig i ous
,

or atheistic Peopl e with M ars in this p osition


.

s h ould never travel but remain i n their native


,

pl ace for they will always be i n d anger of ac c l


dents o n j ourneys and however much they may
be disliked i n their native place they will find a
still worse reception i n foreign p arts .
M A RS , TH E PLA N E T O F A C TI O N 3 15

a1 0 M ars i n t h e T en th H o use an d
well asp ected is -

o n e of the best si gns of success i n life for it gives

an ambitious enthusiastic n ature with an i n ex


,

h au st i b l e f und of ener gy so that n o m atter what


,

obstacles are placed i n his w ay the p erson is


bound to rise to the top I t gives a m asterful
.

nature an d good e x ecutive ability so that the p er ~

so n i s well q u al ifi e d to conduct business an d com


-

m and others T hese p eopl e succeed best i n m ar


.

'

tial occup ations where fire iron or sharp tools ,

are used i n a skilled m anner such as en gineers


, ,

or machinists tailors or surgeons et cetera


, ,
.

When M ars is a fflicted i n the T enth H ouse it


gives the sam e energy and ambition as t h e goo d
asp ects but the p erson will then lack discrimina
tion and overreach himself with the result that
he will incur the enmity of other p eople who will
accomplish his downfall and brin g him into dis
repute i n the community T hus the life will be .

filled with strife struggle and unhap piness until


,

the p erson has learned to hold himself i n le a sh ,

regard the ri ghts of others and aban d on his auto


cratic attitud e and self assertion T his p osition
-
.

also gives li ability to accident and slander .

8 11 M ars i n t h e E l ev e n t h H o us e makes p eople


leaders i n thei r p articul ar social set enthusiasti c ,

i n the pursuit of pleasure brin gs friends among ,

martial and athl etic p ersons ener gy an d ent h u ,

si asm i n realizing thei r hop es w i sh es an d aspira ,


3 16 TH E M E S SA GE OF TH E S TA R S

tions. B ut if M ars i n the E leventh H ouse is


a fflicted it makes the p erson touchy and sensitive
towards friends with conse quent unpop ul arity
and he is liable to overreach himself i n his keen
desire to realize his ambitions i n life .

8 12 M ars i n t h e T wel fth H o u se when well aspected -

may bring the person benefit from the things de


noted by this house p risons hospitals an d chari
, ,

table institutions i f employed i n an o fficial cap


'

ac i t y as warden surgeon or administrator of an


,

estate or i n detective work B ut if M ars is a fflicted


.

i n the T welfth H ouse the p erson is liable to


trouble sorrow and self undoing all through life
,
-
.

H e will incur the e n em i t y of othe r p eople an d


m ay be confined i n p ri sOn or an insane asylum .

I f Cancer or Pisces are o n the cusp of the T welfth


H ouse M ars will lead him to drunkenness an d
dissipation I f S corpio is o n the cusp the vitality
.

will b e sapp ed through sex or self abuse I n any -


.

case M ars a fflicted in the T welfth H ouse makes


a social outcast unless there are other redeeming
features in the figure .

M ARS IN TH E T W EL VE S I G N S .

aT ‘ ’
M ars i n A ri es gives an energetic enthusiastic ,

n ature impulsive aggressive an d imp atient of re


, ,

straint No matter what the obstacles I n his p ath


.

he will attempt the seemingly imp ossible and


often these p eople succeed through sheer au
3 18 THE M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

they are very often i n financial di fficul ties and


if a legacy comes to them they are more likely to
l ose it through legal trouble than not an d they
are sure also to have domestic trouble .

8 11 M ars i n Gem i ni when well aspected gives a -

keen active and al ert mentality


, People with
.

M ars i n this p osition never beat about the bus h .

T hey are honest and outsp oken and say j ust what
they mean p erhap s at times a little too bluntly ,

but at any rate they are no hypocrites T hey .

l ove to measure their wits against others I n de


bate and therefore this position makes for succes s
i n l aw or literature T hey also succeed i n the en
.

gi n ee ri n g p rofessions for they are resourceful ,

ingenious and mechanical apt at learning and


,

quick to grasp a p roble m or p rop osition B ut .

if M ars is a fflicted i n Gemini it gives a cynical ,

sneerin g causti c and critical disp osition and


,

makes these p eop l e feared and shunned on ac


count of thei r disagreeabl e nature T hese p eople .

are also vacillating and unable to make a decision .

T hus they cannot be dep ended o n to stan d by


their word or their p romises an d if they keep
an app ointment once in awhile it happens by

accident T hey are always i n trouble with broth


.

ers sisters and neighb ors and liabl e to acci d ents


,

when travelin g I t also gives a p redisposition to


.

bronchitis inflammation of the lungs pleurisy


, ,

an d pneumonia .
MARS , THE P LA N E T O F A CTI ON 3 19

6 25 M ars i n C anc er an d
well asp ected gives a bold -
,

independent and fearless nature with a tendency


to rebel against restraint a home lovin g disp o ,
-

si t i o n very industrious and ambitious to gather


,

and p rot ec t all things which make for comfort


an d lux ury so that he is a good p rovider for the
,

home i n every respect B ut at the same time


.

p eople with this aspect ai m to exercise u n re


st ri c t e d authority over everything an d everybody

within the home T hey tolerate no other author


.

ity there T his p osition makes the temper rather


.

uncertain and gives a tendency and a d esire for


chan ge of occupation so that the p erson never
,

really settles d own to o n e line of endeavor but


takes up a number of vocations and drops them
as suddenly I f M ars is a fflicted i n Cancer it
.

brings domestic troubles frequent an d violent ,

scenes an d quarrels i n the home with a tend


ency to move frequently from one place to
another inflammatory diseases of the stomach
,
»
,

and digestive ailments also accidents by fire in


,

the home through recklessness or carelessness .

8 SL M ars i n L eo and well aspected gives an active -


.

industrious an d honest nature fearless an d inde ,

pendent i n all dealings with others a keen sense ,

of honor an d personal responsibility hence emi ,

n e n t l y fitted to occupy a p osition of trust either

i n a public or p rivate concern T hese people are .

enthusiastic and energetic either i n work or play ,


3 20 THE M E S SA G E O F T H E S T AR S

lovers of sp ort and a good time generally They .

are very ardent i n their admiration of the opp o


site sex and wo o the ob j ect of their a ffections
'

with an intensity that carri es all before it over ,

rides all obstacl es and bri ngs the matter to a


sp eedy consummation T hese people never beat
.

about the bush but say what they mean in a man


ner that is often extremely embarrassing in its
directness T hey are strong and forceful in their
.

argum ents eithe r for or against that which they


believe or disbelieve and therefore they not i nf re
quently arouse op position o n the part of those
who differ with them T hey are very venture
.

some and often take a p ride i n risk either in the


pursuit of pl easure or business When M ars is .

a fflicted in Leo it gives a fiery violent temp er ,

and a liability to fever and inflammatory dis


eases p alpitation of the heart and hallucinations
, ,

biliousness fever and there i s also danger of i n


,

ordinate aff ection trouble l n courtship loss of


, ,

children and loss through speculations A n af .

fli c t e d M ars in Leo gives the same d aring as when


well aspected but the danger of accident is
-

g reater because the p erson with the a fflicted plan


ets becomes foolhardy and reckless .

8 1112 M ars i n Vi rgo when well asp ected gives -


an am

b i t i ou s
nature and a quick intellect able to grasp ,

an idea and elaborate up on it I t strengthens the .

mental qualiti es and gives a scientific turn to the


3 22 THE M E S SA G E O F TH E S TA R S

very greatly attracted to the opp osite sex and


therefore it inclines to an early marriage It .

also gives an enthusiastic love of art an d beauty


i n all its phases an d it makes the p erson very
p opular with the public o r i n societie s of a social
or reli gious nature T his is an excellent p osition
.

for a lawyer as it will brin g much activity i n


,

this line and it is a good indication of general


health But when M ars is affl icted i n Libra it
.

m akes the p e rson v ery unpop ular and sub j ect


/

to the Opposition and criticism of the community .

d an ger of p ubli c scandal o n account of unfaith


fulness i n this relation for M ars i n Libra always
,

p roduces a stro ng attraction toward the opposite


sex and if he is a fflicted there the nature is amor
ous and fickle wit h the natural result that trouble
arises by pl aying with the afi ec t i o n s of others .

3 111 M ars i n S c o rp i o when well aspected gives a


-

keen sharp an d forceful mentality a rather


, ,

blunt manner an d an imp erviousness to the finer


sensibilities of others consequently they often
,

make themselves disliked at first until p eople get


use d to them and realize that they are not such
ogres as they seem T hey are very ingenious
.

and mechanical with in d omitable courage and


,

i ne x haustible energy w h i ch carries them over


all obst acles to whatever goal they set themselves .

I n this respect they are very selfi sh and ready


to sacri fice whatever stands i n thei r way T hey .

make goo d p olice officers sol d iers an d surgeons


,
M A RS , TH E PLA N E T O F A C TI O N 3 23

and are abl e to fill any other p osition where a


dominant authority is required or skill with ,

sharp tools I n a woman s horoscope it show s
.

that the husband h as good earnin g capacity but ,

is rather too free and generous with his means .

I t also indicates the p ossibility of a legacy .

When M ars is a ffli cted i n S corpio it brings


out the worst side of the p assional nature and
m akes the p erson an inveterate sex fi en d or ad -

dicted to solitary V ice that sap s the V itality an d ,

unl ess corrected it is liable to bring the person



to an early grave I n a woman s horoscop e it
.
.

indicates that the husband will squander hi s


money o n gratification of self al so that p art uri ,
[

tion will b e a dangero us event In either sex .

M ars i n S corpio indicates a quarrelsome nature


and a bitin g tongue .

1 M ars i n S agi t t ari us and well asp ected gives - :

an argumentat i ve dispos i tion and fondness o f

d ebatin g o n sub j ects of a serious nature such as


l aw philoso phy and relig i on
, It makes the p er
.

so n candid and op en i n all his d ealings w i t h

others full of enthus i asm and ambition an x


, ,

ious to appear well i n the eyes of the commun i ty ,

although he would scorn to c ater to the i deas o f


others where they do not co i ncide with h i s idea s
of p robity and j ustice These p eopl e make i n
.

t e rest i n g an d i deal entertainers esp ecial ly i n ,

l ater life for they are fon d of travelin g and ar e


keen observers hence they always have a fun d
,
3 24 TH E M E S SA G E O F TH E S TA RS

of interesting and instructive information which


t h ey are both willin g and an x ious to imp art to
their hearers . T hese p eople are also fond of
s ports and out door exercise i n which they usu
-

ally excel and a well aspected M ars i n S agittarius


-

is an ideal position for a lawyer I t makes for .

much success i n that direction by sharp ening and


quickening the mental an d oratorical faculties .

When M ars is a fflicted in S agittarius he


gives a sharp tongue and a quarrelsome dispo
s i t i o n and there is a dishonest streak in the na

t ure therefore such people are often found ge n


,

e ral l y disliked in the community and p artien

l arl y in social circles for they seem to be always


,

at variance with the id eas and opini ons of others


and adopt a most supercilious attitude toward
those with whom th ey disagree T hese p eopl e
.

are also liable to meet with accidents when they


travel and to sustain a numb er of broken bones .

M ars i n C ap ri c o rn when well asp ected adds -

much stren gth to the character for it gives an


ambitious and enthusiastic disp osi tion backed
b y an indomitable courage and a well ni gh i n e x -

h a ustible ener gy together with a p atient p er


sistence and p erseverance that is bound to over
c ome all obstacles and i n the e n d achieve the
desired gOal .T herefore people with M ars i n this
p osition are b ound to rise i n life particularly ,

i f Capricorn be placed i n the T enth H ouse It .

i nvites the respect and este em of the community


3 26 THE M E S S A G E OF T HE S TA R S

and ori ginal enterprisin g an d ambitious a har d


, ,

worker f o r success i n whatever line he chooses


i n life
. H ence he wi ll ga in fr i en d shi p from oth
ers wh o are able to help him realize his hop es
and wishes T hese p eopl e are also very mechan
.

ical an d ingenious p art i cul arly i n things c on


,

n e c t ed with the electr i cal science T hey als osuc .

c ee d well as managers o fficials or Workers i n


,

and for a p h i lanthropic society or public utility


corp oration .

When M ars is a fflicted i n A quarius i t m akes


the person too ind ep endent bombastic an d re ,

se n t f ul of authority blunt of speech an d manner


,

toward others but resentful i n the highest d e


, _

gree if he is n o t treated with what he considers


p ro per respect and consideration H ence such .

p eople are very di fficult to get alon g with and


often quarrel with everybody aroun d them .

T here is a tendency to loss through gambling


and sp eculation An a fflicted M ars i n A quarius
.

also gives a tendency to trouble with the eyes


b ecause A quarius govern s the ethers and by re
flex action the opp osite S i gn L eo may cause p al
p i t at i o n of the heart .

3 96 M ars i nPi sc es when well a spected gives abil -

ity as a detective warden of a p rison or surgeon


,

i n a hospital and kindred p ositions where the


p erson d oes not come i n direct contact with the
p ublic but ex ercises authority in an obscure
,
MARS , TH E PLA N E T O F A C TI O N 3 27

manner I t also gives a tendency toward secre t


.

love a ffairs which the p erson is able to hide from


the pu blic ey e But when M ars is a fflicted i n
.

Pisces the indul gence of clandestine intercourse


will bring trouble into the life T here is also .

liability to su ff er from the attacks of secret ene


mies and to become enmeshed i n the net of the
l aw and sufl e r imp risonment o r it may manifest ,

as an inor d inate love of stron g drink which will


then cause imp risonment an d make the p erson
a ward of the community M uch trouble and .

many m is fortunes are indicated because the n a


ture is unt ruthful .

M A RS IN A S P E CT WI T H TH E O T H E R PL AN E T S

G) P d Th e S u n p aral l el , c o nj un c ti o n , s ea:
ti l e or t ri n e t o M ars Th e con j unct i on gives a
.

tendency to fever especially i f it occurs i n


,

A ries the Si gn which governs the head but it


, ,

is curious that p eople with that confi guration


seem also to be able to endure a much higher
temperature than others an d come unscathe d ,

through such a s i ege of sickness as would h ave


ordinarily p roved fatal With that e x ception
.

these asp ects all p roduc e a sup erabundance of


vital energy w h i ch assures thei r p ossessor of the
most radiant health all through life It strength .

ens the constitution and makes the p erson able


to endure the hardest tasks an d it gives him a ,
3 28 THE M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

dauntless deter m ination and courage to face


the greatest odds Given a plan to follow he
.

may be trusted to overcome all physical obsta


cles for he has both e x ecutive and constructive
ability together with an indomitable w i ll which
ref uses to recogniz e d efeat T h e disposition is
.

frank an d op en but blunt and often brus q ue ;


they are too intensely bent o n whatever they
want to do to waste time in p oliteness and
suavity therefore they brush the c o nv e nn o x»
,

al i t i es aside without compunction and are con

sequently not liked by p eople of too fi n e sensi


b i l i t i es but they are m e n and women of action
,


and the foremost factors in the world s work ;
but for their energy and enterp rise the world
would m ove much more slowly .

O D cS 8’
Th e S un s q u are M ars
or Op p osi t i o n to
endows the p erson with an abundance of en
e rgy , an d the faculty of lead ership but it is ,

turned to purp oses of deviltry and destruction ;


the courage implanted by the good aspects b e
comes foolhardiness and the person has a loud ,

overbearin g swaggering manner and is ready to


,

fight at the d rop of a hat ; he is always in opp o


si t i o n to the constituted authority and ready to .

rebel wherever he sees a chance ; h e has an


ex trem ely fiery temp er but holds no resentment .

O n account O f these qualities he is universally


disliked by both employers and his fellow work
330 TH E M E S SA G E O F TH E S TA RS

8 P8 Ve nus c o nj u ncti o n o r p aral l el M ars does


not always op erate i n the same manner but they ,

are to b e classed as good or bad asp ects accord


ing to circumstances a nd the matter to be
j udged F o r instance M ars conj unction Venus
.
,

makes the p erson less blunt and domineering ,

more kind and p olite an d is therefore good i n,

that respect but the conj unction al so strength


,

e n s the passional nature ; especially if it occurs

i n S corpio and i n the T welfth H ouse it often


,

leads to self abuse so that i n those cases it is


-

decidedly bad T herefore students must e x ercise


.

j udgm ent before classing these asp ects .

9 D 8 8 V e nu s sq uare o r Op p o si ti on t o M ars gives


a very voluptuous an d sensuous disposition liabl e
to gross ex c eses i n the gratification of the p as
sions which will sap the vitality It is likely to .

b reak down the health and consti tut i on l e av m g ,

the p erson a wreck o n the sea of life if i t i s al


lowed a free rein T hese p eopl e are altogether
.

too generous especially where the op p osite sex


,

i s concerned T hey are very extravagant and o n


.

that account sp en d more than they c an aff ord


o n themselves besides what they squander o n
,

their many am o urs so that n o matter h o w much


,

money they make they are generally i n financial


,

di fficulty and not infrequently they fi gure as


,

defend ants i n the debtor s court I f M ars or



.

Venus are in Cancer S corpio or Pisces there is


,
MAR S , TH E PLA N E T OF AC TI O N 331

a tendency to such a dissolute an d d issipated


livin g ; such a craving for l o w pleasures that if ,

indul ged it will drag the human bein g down


,

below the level of animals .

I A 8
>< M erc u ry sex ti l e o r tri n e t o M ars gives a
keen S harp ingenious and resourceful mental
, ,

ity It makes the p erson enthusiastic over any


.

p roposition which ap peals to him and he has


also the ability to enthuse others an d imp ress
them with his views H e is an indefatigable
.

worker in any cause which arouses his symp a


thies but he is no visionary he is interested only
, ,

i n concrete matters T hese p eople love argument


.

or debate and they have an inexhaustible fund


,

of wi t and good humor sometimes blended with


,

a vein of sarcasm whi ch alwa ys strikes its mark ,

yet never viciously or m al i c o u sl y T hey also .

have remarkabl e de x terity an d are able to turn


their hands to whatever task is required and d o
it with a sp ee d facility an d e x pedition that i s
,

astonishin g to say the least T hey cannot do


.

anythin g slowly or by halves ; whatever they uh


de rt ake must be d one with a rus h an d they p ut ,

their whol e energy into it so that they may ac


complish the task an d do it well hence t h ese ,

asp ects give success i n life i n almost an y line ,

of endeavo r these p eople may select but p rob ,

ably most i n literature or the mechanical arts .


33 2 THE M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

Q 8 P 8 M e r c u ry
j o r p aral l e l t o M ars
c o n un c t i o n

gives the same mental energy enthusiasm and ,

d e xt erity as the definitely good asp ects but


whether they are used for constructive and good
purposes o r for destructive and evil dep ends
upon the aspects house p osition an d S i gn which
,

they occupy I f the confi guration occurs i n a


.

sign whe re either or both are stron g and well


pl aced as M ars i n A ries or Capricorn or M er
, ,

cury in Gemini or Vi rgo or if they are fortified ,

by good aspects from the S un Venus and J u ,

piter M ars conj unction or p arallel to Mercury


,

will op erate similarly to the se x tile or trin e as


stated in the foregoing p aragraph which see ; ,

but if M ars and M ercury are in on e of the watery


si gns C ancer S corpio or Pisces or if either or
, , ,

both are a fflicted by S aturn U ranus or Neptune , ,

the conj unction or p arallel of M ars and M ercury


will give the sam e evil tendencies as the square
or opp osition which are defined i n the next p ara
graph .

8 D 8 8 M e rc ury sq uare or O p p o si t i o n to Mars


makes p eople quick witted sharp and alert
-
, ,

quick temp ered impulsive and e x citable liabl e


-
, ,

to j ump at conclusions and act before they think


with the inevitable result that they are always
getting themselves or other p eople into trouble .

hence they are dangerous associates T h ey are .


'

born p revaricators and utterly incap able of mak


in g an exact statement I t is j ust as natural for
.
3 34 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S T ARS

his decisions T hus he gains the confidence an d


.

esteem of others and earns considerabl e money ,

but the nature is extremely free an d generou s


so that money does not stay by these p eopl e
they sp end it almost as fast as they get it .

D <5 P 8 Th e Mo on j p arall el to M ars


c on u nc tio n or

m ay be either good or bad according to the sex


of the p erson an d the dep artment of life we are
considering I t stren gthens the health and th e
.

V itality p articul arly i n the horoscop e of a


,

woman . I n the horoscop e of a m an it would


indicate a robust marriage p artner of a domi
neerin g n ature and with respect to the mind it
Would make the p erson very impulsive p art i c u ,

l arl y if pl aced i n o n e of the common sig ns o r


in the T hird or Ninth H ouses It also gi v es a

very bad temp er but not so b ad as the square


or opp osition I f M ars is i n con j un ction or p ar
.

allel to the M oon in S corpio it gives an ab n or


mal sex ual desi re wh i c h will not be d enied p ar

t i c ul arl y if Venus is there also I n watery sign s.

it inclines to drink an d i n an y place it makes


,

the p erson restless and unsettled for it is like ,

mi x ing fire and water .

DD 8 8 Th M o o n s q uare o r Op p osi ti on t o Mars


e

gi ve s a very quick temp er and a tendency to


hasty or impul sive e x p ress i ons an d acts that may
cause the person a great d eal of sorro w an d
trouble . T hey resent rules or re gul ations o r
MAR S , TH E P LA N E T OF A CTI ON 335

any other measures that tend to curb their de


sires o r the gratification of their app etites i n
whatever direction B ut if they are i n authority
.

they are very domineerin g and exacting i n their


d emands for instant obedience up on the p art of
others nor do they hesitate to use whateve r phy
,

si c al force may b e necessary to comp el obedience

if they think they c an do so without too great


danger to themselves S ometimes they will take
.

desperate chan ces to satisfy their spite H aving .

an improp erly balanced mind they are foolhardy

i n their venturesom eness and up on occasion they


will attempt to do thin gs which no one i n his
sane mind would try O n account of the fore .

goin g characteristics such p eopl e make many


enemies and cause a great deal of snfi e ri n g to
others particularly amon g m embers of their i m
,

m ediate family who cannot very well get away


from them I f these asp ects occur in watery
.

si gns p articularly with M ars or the Moon i n


,

Pisces the p erson is also an inveterate drunkard .

F rom the standpoint of health they give a tend


ency to accidents by fire and water fevers an d ,

acute inflammatory diseases wounds an d gun ,

s h ot diseases of the genital s too copio us menses


, , ,

d anger i n p arturition and indigestion ,


.

7? I A 8
>< S at u rn M ars gives a
s ex t il e or t ri n e t o
dete rmined an d energeti c n ature cap abl e of i h
tense an d sustaine d action an d obtaining unusual
336 TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E S T A RS

resul ts thereby T h e executive ability dominant


.
,

forcefulness and endurance of these people is


remarkable and consequently they are constantly
accomplishin g what others cannot achieve .

H ence they always rise to p rominent positions


and are much esteem ed o n account of their abil
i ty but they are seldom liked for these asp ects
, ,

also make the character cruel and hard T hey .

give a strong physique and general good health .

I? <5 PD S 8 S at urn j n c t i on
c on u p aral l el s q u are
, ,

o r o p p o si ti o n t o M ars are thoroughly bad aspects

indicatin g a selfish violent harsh and cruel na


, ,

ture quick tempered an d vindictive absolutely


, ,

dishonest and untruthful unscrupulous an d li ,

able to p ublic disgrace and imp risonment also to ,

accident and a violent death and if one of the ,

pl anets is essentially di gnified o r exalted the evil


influence is much enhanced I t should also be re .

m embered that such serious defects do not resul t


from one aspect alone and if the other c onfi gu
rations i n the horoscop e are good the foregoing
delineation will only apply in a mild measure .

l l A 8 J u p i t er s ex ti l e o r t ri n e t o
I t is the M ar s .

nature of J upiter to be somewhat conservative


and digni fied b ut when blended w ith the fire of
,

M ars it gives an enthusiasm and an ability to


influence others and imbue them with the same
feelin gs I t makes the nature noble sincere h o n
.
, ,

est and straightforward T his aspect is also .


THE M E S SA GE OF TH E S TA RS

in one o f the w atery signs especially in Pisces ,

he will p robably be a drunkard though this is


not as certain as with the square and Opposition .

T hese p eople are generally too plethoric an d


liable to apoplex y

MD 8 8 J u p i te r sq u are or O p p osi ti o n t o M ars is


the signature of the gambler and if one of t h e
planets is in a watery sign esp ecially i n Pisces ,

he will be a drunkard also a tricky dishonest , ,

and disreputable character Wh o always acts


through impulse With resp ect to health we find
.

that these people su ff er p rincip ally from blood


and liver compl aints the circul ation is poor and
,

th e blood is so rich that there is danger of ap o


plexy .

It‘ 8 Uran us M ars gives an


s ex t il e or t ri n e t o
energetic an d ambitious disposition an ori ginal , ,

ingenious alert intuitive mind which is re


, ,

sourceful i n the highest degree and able to cop e


with great di ffi culties under tryin g ci rcum
stances T herefore p eopl e with this configuration
.

are naturally of an inventive turn of mind and


successful in bringin g their id eas to realization .

T heir inventive genius expresses itself usually


along electrical lines avi ation or other unusual
,

directions for this asp ect is one of the marks o f


the pioneer of the A quarian age where science ,

and invention will reach out in directions that


are n o w entirely undreamed o f even as p o ssib il -
M A RS , TH E PLA N E T O F A C TI O N '
33 9

ties. But while these p eople are dreamers of


dreams they are also p ractical energetic an d e n ,

t e rp ri si n g i n a su fficient degree to make thei r .

dreams come true i n the world T hey have a .

wi d e V ision an d a noble nature which rises over


all p etty distinctions of race creed or color and
,

recognizes i n all human beings the divine sp ark


which is the basis of universal brotherhood .

T hey may not be exactly religio u s in the o rt h o v

dox sense of the word but their ideas are trul y


,

cosmic hence they are often mistaken for vision


,

aries by those who d o not understand them .

131 <5 PD 8 8 Uran us j


c o n u n c ti o n ,
p arall el sq uare ,

o r Op p o si ti o n t o M ar s gives an erratic and e c c e n

tric disposition a V iolent temp er of the wors t


,

natu re an unusual resentment of even the sligh t


,

est restraint and gives the p erson a stubborn ,

headstron g and dogged determination t o go


ahead i n any lin e of action up on which he has
decided no matter what the outcome H e will .

listen to neither reason nor entreaty but follows


his own course i n defiance of all People wit h .

this configuration often become anarchists of t h e


reddest typ e for they do not even stop at the
shedding of blood if other testimon i es i n the fi g
ure concur T hey are cruel hard and cold with
.
,

out a sp ark of true love though they may b e i n


flamed with p assion of the most burnin g i nt en .

si t y
. T his i s p articul arl y the case when M ars i s
T HE M E S SA GE O F T H E S T A RS

square U ranus : an d either planet is placed i n


T aurus o r S corpio
.
. I n a woman s horoscop e ’

M ars squa re U ranus usually l e a ds to seduction


n o matter where placed but if i n T aurus or
,

S corpio escape is almost imp ossible T h e other .

c haracte ristics of these pl anets i n either c o n fi g

u rat i o n work themselves out accordin g to the

s i gns wherein they are placed so th a t the i r place


m ent in T aurus or S corpio work up on the s ex

which is govern ed by these signs N Vh e n o n e of


.

these planets is i n S corpio if the p erson takes up


the p rofession of surgery he will become very
c ruel and unfeelin g ready to O p erate for the
,

m ere pleasure of causing p ain and i n c o n se


q u e n c e or i n pursuit of this p assion he will p rob
ably take up V ivisection and develop an unusual
ingenuity in torturin g his V ictims With M ars .

o r U ranus i n S c orp io or Pisces he w i ll be under


h anded o r tricky though he may show a very
di ff erent front to the p ub il c I n A ries it will
.

m ake a rattlebrain i n Gemini and Virgo an u n


,

u sually quick mentality but quick i n seeing only

h o w to tri ck others in S agittarius it will make


,
l

the p e rso n v e ry materialistic atheistic or fanat ,

i cal a gainst the established religion or soc i ety ,

t hus the pl anets blend their nature with each


i nd ividual si gn .

L
P P 8 D 8 8 N e p t u n e p ar al l e l c o nj,
u n c t i o n s q u are ,

o r O p p osi ti on t o M ars see p age 40


,
2 .

El? >f< A 8 N ep t u n e s ex ti l e o r tri n e M ars see p age 40 ,


2 .
3 42 TH E M E S SA G E o r T H E S T A RS
-

therefore i n the Lemurian E poch the angels directed


one half of the sex force upward to the p art which is
-

n o w the head and used it for the formation of the brain

an d larynx T h e p rocess is plainly traceable i n the


.

antenatal development of the foetus which accounts


for the intimate relation between the se x organs the
'

laryn x and the brain observable i n the change of


,

voice which takes pl ace when the boy reaches p uberty .

and t h e mental disability which follows the unre


strained abuse of the gene rative function T hus .

it may be said that the se x function whereby n ew


bodies are created i n the physical world an d become ,

our p hysical ch ildren is closely connecte d with the


,

brain and laryn x which m an uses to conceive t h e c h il .

d ren of his brain and mind an d give them vocal e x


p ression by the laryn x I t is a matter of common
.

knowl edge to astrologers that m an is incited to pe r


form the generative function o f the begetting of phy
si c al children by the love ray of Venus ; likewise that
-

the ray of reason emanating from M ercury i s resp o n


sible for the begettin g of the children of mind an d
their vocal expression by the laryn x so that both ,

M ercury and Venus are creative i n thei r functions ,

on e up on the physi cal plane the other upon the m en,

tal plane .

M ercury i s usually associated with reas on an d


intelli gence ; to him is ascribed rule over the cerebro
spinal nervous system which is the medium of trans
,

mission between the emb odied spirit and the world


without . T hus as Neptune signifies the sub and
PLA N E T A R Y O C TA V E S 3 43

superhuman intelligences who live an d move i n the


spiritual realms of the universe but wh o work with
,

an d up on us so M ercu ry indicates the human i n t el l i


,

gence focused upon the terrestrial p hysical world ,

wherein we live from birth to death T herefore it may.

be said that Neptune is the octave of M ercury but ,

there is a de ep er sense .

R eference to a te x tbook of anatomy or physi


ology will S how that len gthwise fissures i n the sp i n al
cord divide it into three p arts which enclose a hollow
tube E ach of these columns is ruled by one of the
.

H i erarchies i n closest touch with us : the lunar mar ,

tial an d m e rc u ri al ; o n e or the other p redominating


_ ,

according to the stage i n evolution of the indivi dua l .

I n the spinal canal the rays of Neptune kindle the


spinal spirit fire whereby the human spirit is e nable d
t o p i e rc e the veil of flesh and contact the worlds b e
yond ; this V ision is colored according to the column
of the cord most actively excited In the childhoo d
.

days of mankind the creative force which is n ow


turned outwards to build ships houses railways , , ,

telephones etc was used inwardly to build the organs


, .
,

of our body an d as the surrounding physical worl d


,

i s photographed upon the table of a camera obscura ,

so the spiritual world was reflected i n the spinal canal .

T here m an beheld the first lunar Go d J ehovah whose ,

Angels were his first tutors L ater a p art of the


.

A n gels who under the leadership of L u c ifer ha d re


,

belled against J ehovah and who are n o w e x iled o n


the pl anet M ars forced entrance to the spinal cord
3 44 TH E M E S SA GE O F TH E S T A RS


of m an and incited him to abuse of the generativ e
function Th e spiritual inner vision of mankind
.


faded when their eyes were ope ned and they saw

they were naked then they lost touch with the
,

higher self ; they saw only the p erson and the docile ,

creature of J ehovah was soon transformed to a sav


age and a brute under the impulses of the Lucife r
S pirits the hierarchy of M ars but by their p rompt
, ,

ings m an has also learned to conquer m aterial obsta


cles to build outwar d ly and become architect of the
,

world .

T o counteract the unmitigated selfishness bred


by the M artian A ngels and to make mankind humane
, ,

our E lder B rothers from M ercury human li ke our ,

selves whose hi gh state of evolution required the


,

high vibration generated and prevailing in close p ro x


i m it y to the S un were required to invest the spinal
,

cord of man also and through their labors civiliza


,

tion has taken on a di ff erent form mankind is a gain , ,

beginning to l o ok inwards .

A t the p resent time the left cerebral hemisphere


is governed by M ercury and the p ineal gl and its , ,

higher octave is ruled by Neptune who also has do


,

minio n over the spinal canal which is the avenue


whereby one p ole of the creative energy was origi n
ally turned upward for the building of the brain .

Th e ray of Neptune carries what occultists know


'

as the F ather fi re the li ght and life of the D ivine


,

S pirit which exp resses its elf as will


,
T his it focuses .

in the volu ntary nervous system of the physical body


3 46 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

planes having turned the bi p olar creative force


, ,

masculine and feminine upward through the double


,

spinal cord illuminated and raised i n p otential en


,

e rgy by the spinal spirit fires of Neptune ( Will ) and

Uranus ( L ove and I magination ) T his creative e h


.

e rgy conceives in the twin hemispheres of the cere

brum ruled by M ars and M ercury a vehicl e fit for


, ,

the e x pression of the spirit which is then sent out


,

and o b j ec t ifi ed i n the world by t h e Sp o ken c reati v e


word .

T his is the secret of h o w the A depts form a ne w


body without going through the womb and some day ,

all humanity will attain to this standard of perfectio n


as sp i ri tu al h erm ap h ro di t es then we shall no longer
,

“ ”
be a little lower than the angels who create by sim
il ar methods but we shall be higher than they are now
for we shall then have the reason and intel lect which
they lack i n addition to the complete creative p ower
,
.
C H A PTE R XVI .

UR A NU S , TH E PL A N ET or A L T RUI S M

HE love ray of Venus goes out to the mate an d


blood relations but by a good aspect of U ranus it
is raised beyond the realm of sex love to cosmic p ro
p ortions a l ove such as that which Christ must have
,

felt when he wept over J erusalem and said that as ,

a hen gathers its brood under its wing so would he ,

have loved to gather them to his bosom Th e p eopl e .

wh o have this U ranian love therefore b ecome build


ers of society associated with every good and u p
lifting movement A n adverse asp ect of U ranus to
.

Venus o n the other hand has the most degrading ,

e fi e c t o n the Venus function for it leads to di sre


,

gard of the laws an d conventions of society and to


perversion of the most sacred c reative function .

Love is a much abused word and the emotion thus ,

m I sc al l e d i s usually so tainted with desire that it is

M artian p assion rather than Venusian l ove Coal i .

tion the keyw ord of Venus suggests a most intimate


, ,

union a blending of the very souls of t wo o r more


,

people wh o c ompose a family B ut A l truism the


.
,

key word of U ranus hints at such an all embracin g


,
-

love as our S aviour felt T hus U ranus i s the octave


.

3 47
3 48 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E S T A RS

of Venus and anyone ready to ente r the p ath of p rep


aration which leads to initiation must gradually lear n
to outgrow the Venus love which makes the imme
diate family all i n all an d begin to c ut il v at e th e all
embracing U ranian altruism .

T his goal is high and those who aim so hi gh


often fall very l ow When we essay to transcend t h e
.

Venus love an d cultivate the U ranian altruism we


are thus i n great danger and the most p romisin g
,

lives are sometimes wrecked by the p ernicious theo ry


of s oul mates which l eads to clandestine love affai r s
-
,

and p erversion of the creative function B ut remem .

ber this—altr uism does not requir e return of the .

love best owed upon others it has absolutely no con


,

cern with sex ; it will not lessen the love for o ur fam
.

ily but they bein g n earest to us will feel the increase


,

of our l ove to a greater degree than those further


away an d unless our love brings forth such fruit it
,

is not U ranian and W ill not further us upon the p ath


of attainment .

S eein g that that is so we may readily understand


,

the great maj ority o f humanity cannot yet res p o nd


to the higher side of U ranus and its efi e c t upon t h e
,

morals is therefore p rinci pally p erversion of sex .

clandestine love a ffairs free love and disregard o f


, ,

conventionality T hat i s o f course when asp ected


'

.
, ,

by squares and opp ositions U nder such condition s


.

it makes the p erson unconventional and err a tic re ,

b el l i o u s at the least restraint V ery indep e ndent an d


,
.

brusque i n manner fond Of p i o n e e r work and i nv es


'

, ,
35 0 TH E M E S S A G E OF TH E S T AR S

H ouse there i s usually a tolerance for the O pin


ions Of others a spirit of give and take which
,
- -

avoids the hard f eelings generated by an a ffl icted


U ranus U ranus on the A scendant also makes
.

the p erson very restless ; there are man y su dden


changes in the life an d it will of course dep end , ,

up on the aspects p revailin g at the time whether


the ch anges are for good or il l b ut at any rate
'

, ,

the call of the far fi elds that l ook so green are ,



constantly before the mind s eye so that the ,

Uran i an s are always ready to b e the p ioneers


in new undertakin gs or a n ew cause j ust so that ,

it is somethin g that has not been tri ed before ,

and so off ers a chance of risk and adventure .

Uran us i n t h e S ec o n d H o u se, which govern s


finance naturally indicates a restless an d unset
,
"

t l ed state of the finances of the p erson T here .

will be m any ups and downs and even tho ugh ,

such a person may have other good aspects that


qualify him to reason accurately concerning
other matters it will b e found that i n the fi n an
,

c i al d ep artment he is unable to p rotect himself

agai nst the se sudden and u nforeseen losses o r ,

gains F o r him there is no such thing as a staid


.

and solid investment for the most unlooked for


,
-

conditions a re likely to turn up and either net


him an altogether unlo c ked for increase or else
-

brin g about an equally unaccountable loss all ,

with such suddenness that there is no way of


U RA N U S , TH E PLA N E T O F A LT R U I S M 351

changing the matter T herefore it is absolutely


.

imp ossible to give financ ial a d vice to such p eople ,

for even if they invested i n a p roposition as solid


as the p roverbial rock of Gibraltar it is doubt ,

ful if an earthquake would not unsettle it .

Uran us i n t h e Th i rd H o us e . Th e T hird H ouse


governs brothers and sisters ne i ghbors educa , ,

tion and the mental or intellectual faculties


, .

T herefore this p osition strengthens the intui


t i o n al abilities of the person and gives a certain ,

p redisp osition towards what i s commonly called


psychic faculties U ra nus rules the ether hence
.
,

the T hird H ouse p osition should make it easy for


the p erson to cultivate S piritual sight especi ally ,

if U ranus i s well aspected with the S un M oon


-
, ,

Venus o r M ercury I f U ranus is afflicted in the


.

T hi rd H ouse it indicates quarrel s W ith neighbors .

brothers and sisters p robably a breaking up of


,

the family ties also that the education will be


,

interfered with through the errati c self willed ,


-

conduct of the person and the mind will be ,

more or less unsettled and changeable as a ,

Weather vane A n a fflicted U ranus i n the T hird


-
.

H ouse also p redisposes to accidents according to


th e nature of the afflicting planet and p art i c u ,

l arl y when on short j ourneys T hese people it .


,

may also be said are sub j ect to adventures and


,

stran ge hap penings o n their j ourneys such as do


not usually befall other people .
3 52 -
THE M E S SAGE O F T H E S TA R S

Uranu s i n t h e F o urt h H o use . People wh o

have Uranus i n the F ourth H ouse ought to leave


thei r place of birth as soon as p ossible for they
c annot succeed there B oth the p arents and
.

their whole nei ghborhood and environment will


b e antagonistic to them If it so happ ens that
.

the p arents are wealthy they will t ry to di si n


herit a child with U ranus i n the F ourth H ouse .

E ven if his S eventh and E i ghth H ouses be well


fortified it is very doubtful if he would win i n
,

a contest for his share of the p atrimony ,

as the public sentiment i n his birthplace where ,

such a suit would p robably be tried wo ul d be ,

so much against h i m that he would lose i n the


end I t woul d also be disastrous for such a p er
.

s o n to marry and establish a home of his o wn ,

for p eac e harmony an d contentment cannot


,

exist where the sp asmodic and erratic U ranus


is ; that is to say if it is a fflicted I f i t is well
, .

aspected it is also d oubtful if such a p erson


would ever attempt to establish a home for his ,

symp athies would be too larg e an d h e woul d


p robably be identifie d with wider activi ties—a
home or homes o n a l arger an d more universal
scale T his p osition also gives a very strong at
.

traction towar d s the occul t science .

Uranus i n t h e Fif th H o use . Th e F ifth H ouse


r ules educational activities p ublications pleas
, ,

ures courtship an d childbirth


, ,
T h e erratic .
3 54 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

may also miti gate i n a large measure the physical


trouble indicated i n p arturition A p erson with .

a well asp ected Uranus i n the F ifth H ouse woul d


-

not gamble and if o ne wh o has an f affli c t e d


'

U ran us there a ttempted it he would naturally ,

meet with loss no m atter h ow careful he m ight


,

seem to b e With resp ect to the p ursuit of


.

pleasure indulged i n by these p eople we shall ,

find them attracted to all n e w and strange things .

A t the p resen t time the most of them are prob


ably lon gin g for the day when it will be p ossible
for the m to race I n the clouds and drive aero
planes more recklessly than they are n o w driving
automobiles .

Uranus i n t h e S i x t h H o use . Th e S ixth H ouse


governs the employment and service als o health ,

and disease t herefore the erratic spasmodic


, ,

U ranus in the S i x th H ouse p redisp oses to o c


c u p at i o n al diseases of a strange nature asp h y x ,

i at i o n mental and nervous diso rd ers such as


, ,

epilepsy and S t Vitus dance E ven if U ranus


,
. .

is well asp ected these tendencie s are not en


-
,
!

t i rel y abrogated at least a p erson with U ranus


, ,

i n this p osition will b e very nervous and hi gh


strun g under all conditions With respect to .

employers and fellow employees this position -

m akes the p erson very irritable ; he i s brusque


and abrup t to all connected with his work and
therefore liable to trouble i n employment or with

U RA N U S , TH E PLA N E T o r A LT R U I S M 35 5

employees T his p osition gives a tendency to


.

wards mediumship and undesirable phases of


psychic exp eriences I f U ranus is much afflicte d.

there i s also dan ger of obses sion an d insanity .

Uran us i n t h e S ev e n th indicates a H ous e, .

romantic su d den or ill considered marriage


, ,
-
.

S ometimes a co m mon l aw o r other irregular form -

of un ion is consumm ated under this c o n fi gura


tion . O ften the marriage p artner is a p erso n .

never thought of as a m ate until the U ran i an


ray imp el s to m arr i age o n the spur of the mo
ment .

. Peopl e with U ranus i n the S eventh H ous e


are usually unfortunate i n their marri age rela
tions because the m arriage p artner has the sp as
,

modic inconstant indep endent U ranian nature


, , .

chafes under the limitat i on an d cannot remain


true to any one p erson but becomes inveigled ,

i nto clandestine relations with the result that


the marri age i s often d i ssolved i n the divorc e
court and sep aration and estran gement follows ;
there is quite often a public scandal i n connec
tion with these aff airs or it m ay indicate the ,
;

death of the marri age p artner all accordin g to ,

asp ects .

People with Uranus in the S eventh H ous e


should neve r go to l aw for no matter h o w j ust ,

their cause m ay be they are most likely to b e


thwarted or checkmate d by some strange un ,
3 56 THE M E S SA G E O F T H E S TAR S

foreseen or sudden circumstances whereby they .

are apt to lose their case T hey should also


.

avoid publi c o ffice or p osition for no matter h ow


,

hones t they m ay be themselves they are likely


t o become involved in scandal and trouble on
t hat account .I n short this S eventh H ouse p o
,

s i t i on of U ranus is b ad for dealings of any kind

with the p ublic or with l aw or p artners .

W8 Uran us i n t h e E i gh t h H o u s e
is a good omen ,

for it indicates that when life has b een lived to


its fulln ess the end will come suddenly and thus
the p erson will be sp ared the long and pitiful
s u fl e ri n g so often incident to the tr a
nsition from
the physical to the spiritual worlds B ri t know .

i n g this it also behooves such people to have their


house i n readiness and ord er so that when the ,

e n d c omes at 3 0or 9 0they have their a ff airs i n

s hap e .

T hi s position often brings an une x pected


l egacy through the marri age p artner when well
asp ected ; but if U ranus i s a fflicted the p erson

m ay becom e involved i n litigation o n account of

o r in connection with the estate of someone de

c eased .

P eople with U ranus i n the E ighth H ouse


o ften show great interest in occult subj ects and

b ecom e well versed in mystic lore It also gives


.

a p redisp osition to dreams and psychic e x p e ri

e nce.
T HE M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S .

r eady to o ff er up all even life itself for absolute , ,

freedom T hese characteristics also bring them


.

i nt o p ub l i c discredit and disfavor


-
.
T h e life is .

full of su d den chan ges for better or worse ac


co rding to the other planetary aspects p revail
.

ing I f U ranus is much a fflicted these p eople


.

n e v e n m ake a success i n life but meet with c on ,

t i n u al sorrow trouble dis a


-
pp ointment an d re
, ,

ve rses When U ranus is well aspected genius


.
-

wil l come to the fore an d is likely to fi n d rec o gn i


tion i n some measure at least p robably by p io ,

neer work of some kind .

Iti ll Uranus i n t h e E l ev en th H o use . U ranus bein g


lord of the E leventh S i gn A quarius is more , ,

at home i n the E leventh H ouse than i n any of


the others therefore he e x erts a strong influence
,

i n bringing about strange an d eccentri c friend


ships with p eople of an original creative or i n
.
, ,

v e n t i v e turn of mind wh o will be a benefit to

the p erson if U ranus is Well asp ected T his als o -


.

indicates that through such friendship s the


wishes hop es an d aspirations will be p romoted
,

and reach a succesful culmination I f o n the .

o ther han d U ranus is a fflicted i n this house


, ,

friends are apt to turn traitors or at least use


the person for their own selfish en d s as far as
p ossible .

$31 12 Uranu s i n t h in d icates loss of


e Twel f th H o us e

reput ation exile and estran gement from o ne s
, ,
U RA N U S , TH E PLA N E T o r A LTR U I S M 3 59

ki n and country much sickness at various t im es


,

of life an d confinement i n h ospitals if U ranus I s ,

well aspecte d or with out confi guration w i th any


other planet B ut if ser i ous a fflicti ons are foun d
.

it indicates confinement I n p rison a t some period


of t h e life or rest raint i n a sanitarium o n ac
,

count o f m ental trouble also much anno yance ,

by the underhand ed action of ot h ers When .

well aspected it brings success i n c onnect ion with


-

t h e occult arts or occult i nstitutions also by the ,

i nvent i on of chemical p rocesses which remain


secret with thei r discoverer instead of b eing p ro
t e c t e d by p atent T hese p eopl e are haunted all
.

through life by a vague fear of imp ending dis


aster .

UR A NU S IN TH E T W E L VE S I G N S

lt‘ ‘T

Uranus i n A ri es gives original i ndep endan ,

e n t nature ful l of energy an d ambition ingen


, ,

ious resourceful an d cap able of coping with dif


,

fi c ul t i es esp ecially those of a mechanical or elec


,

t ri c al nature T hese p eople have a very i m


.

p ulsive abru pt an d brusque manner which often


,

ar o uses resentment and opposition i n others eve n


though no o ff ense may have been intended T hey .

are sel d om satisfie d to rema i n i n o n e place but ,

are fond of changes and rove about a great deal .

Chan ges of place and p osition are often force d


up on them because of the before mentioned blunt -

way of speakin g .
360 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S T A RS

8 Uranus i n T aurus gives a very intuitive n a


'

ture but st ub o rn and self willed so that when -


,_

these p eople have made up the i r m i nds no t h i n g


i n the world will turn them but they cling to ,

their purpose or i d ea with the quiet d etermina


tion and p ersistence which neither p ersuasion
nor threats c an alter I f U ranus is a fflicted they
.

are suspicious an d j ealous also sub j ect to very ,

sudden and une x p ected reverses i n financial af


fairs B ut if U ranus is well a sp ected the opp o
.
-

site may be j udged and comfortable financial ,

circumstances may be looked for .

’t‘H Uran us i n Ge m i n i gives a highly or i ginal , i h


tuitive and versatile nature fond of scientific pur ,

suits i n general but p articul arly those studi es


,

which have t o do with electricity a vi ation or , ,

other similar out o f — the way sub j ects


-
T hese
-
.

p eople are broad mind ed and thorough l y pro


-

gressiv e p ioneers i n all things n ew and m o d ern


, .

A mon g other thin gs they generally have ani n


c l i n at i o n for the study o f occultism and astrol

ogy T hey are well liked among brothers sisters


.
, ,

and neighbors Al l this p rovidin g U ranus is


.

well asp ected ; but if U ranus is a fflicted the mind


-

becomes eccentric and full of vagaries which


make the person a nuisance and a crank di sliked ,

by everybody p articularly brothers sisters and


, , _

nei ghbors T h i s also brings trouble and liability


.

to accident i n the cou rse of short j ourneys .


3 62 TH E M E S S A GE o r T H E S TA R S

t at i on of the heart When U ranus i s well


.

aspected i n Leo both courtship an d domestic af


fairs run much more sm oothly and it indicates
original an d i nventive genius p artic ul arly along,

e d ucatio nal or j ourn alistic lines also for enter ,

t ai nm e n t and amusement of the public an d gain

thereby .

It l
mz Uranus i n Vi rgo , when well asp ecte d g i ve s a -

keen , original , scientific an d mechanical mind ,

a strong and well develop ed intuitional faculty


an d a keen business bent which will make for

success i n life financial gain by the employ


,

ment of others .

Bu t i f Uranus is a fflicted i n V i rgo the p er ,

so n is apt to become sub j ect to strange ailments ,

a hyp och ondriac of a f rac t i ous and i rritable turn


'

of mind a burden to himself and those who have


,

to be aroun d him T his p osition is also ful l of


.

disappointment i n the aims an d ambitions of


life especi ally because of limitatio ns i n the em
,

ployment or i n dealin g with employees which ,

the p erson seems unable to overcome .

IUfi Uranus i n L i bra,when well aspected gives lit -

e rary an d artistic ability of an unusual and ori g

inal nature where the p erson follows i n de p en d


e n t lines of endeavor an d e x p ression often i n ,

connection with occultism T hi s position also


.

g ives a keen intuition and a n attractive p erson

ality a vivid imagination It signi fi es p artner


,
.
U RA N U S , THE PLA N E T O F A LT R U I S M 363

ship union or marria ge to someone who will


, ,

be of a U ranian character and of much benefit


to the person .

B ut when ill placed o r afflicted U ranus i n


-
,

Libra brings sorrow trouble domestic di fficulty , ,

an d d eath of the marriage p artner by a sudden

or strange ailment o r accident O r perh a p s the .

union may b e dissolved i n the divorce court for ,

p eopl e w i th the temp eram ent described by an


a ffl i cte d U ranus i n Libra S i mply cannot remain
'

true to one p erson T his p osition al so indicates


.

trouble with the public or the authorities o n


account of eccentric anarchistic o r socialistic , ,

activity .

JL
ti nt Uran u s i n S c orp i o , when wel l asp ecte d gives -

the person a forceful and determi ned will bo und ,

to overcome all obstacles an d achieve that which


he sets out to accomplish by persistence persever ,

anc e an d dogge d determination ; the mind is


sharp shrewd an d secretive cap able of grasp
, ,

i n g details an d concentratin g d eeply up on what


ever p roblem m ay be i n hand T here is an or i g .

i n al i t y and mechan i cal ability amounting to


genius and a love for science both occult and ,

physical .

B ut when ill asp ecte d U ranus i n S corp i o


-
,

l ays the p ers on liabl e to accidents and even as


sa ss i n at i o n or sudden d eath by e x p l o sm n s elec ,

t ri c i t y aero p l anes and kindred unusual methods


.

,
364 TH E ME SSAGE O F T H E S T AR S

I t also gives a tendency to trouble with the ge n


i t al s account of unbridled abuse of the sa cred
on

creative function self abuse or p erversion


,
-
.

’3‘ I Uran us i n S agi tt ari us gives a very stron g i n


tuitive faculty with a tendency to dreams vi s ,

ions and a very vivid i m agin at i o n f T his p osi


,

tion also gives a st ro n g i n c l in at i on towards an


l

out o f the ordinary belief includin g the theory


- - -
,

and p ractice of the occult a rts When W el l .

p e c t ed this p osition gives a stron g grasp of the


religious and educational p roblems of the d ay ,
,

with a philanthropi c d esire to work for the up


l i f t m ent of humanity a desire to travel for the
,

educational advantages thereby to be o btained ,

and success i n gainin g these p oints under favor »

able asp ects .

When a fflicted U ranus in S agittarius gives


,

a very ecc entri c and erratic mentality p art i c u ,

l arl y with resp ect to l aw and religion T here .

is a rebellion aga inst the social condition which


often bri ngs trouble with the authoriti es also a ,

desire to force on e sided views upon the world


-

despite a l l p rotests and at all risk character i stics ,


'

which eventually bring di sc re di t an d disfavor .

W?
73 Uran us i n Cap ri c o rn, when well aspect ed gives -

a
n ambitious and enterp ri sing di sp osition , a se

ri o u s,
p erseverin g n ature and an acute se nse of ,
.

resp onsibility wi th original ideas of business


,

that bring su c c e ss esp ec i al l y if so m e l ine is se


, _
366 TH E M E S SA GE O F T H E ST ARS

nature that it i s imp ossible to realize the desire ,

and it will bring trouble with f riends or p re ,

tended friends who will seek to use the p erson


,

for thei r o wn selfish ends causing much sorro w ,

and disapp ointment .

ltf 36 .
Uran us i n Pis c es, when we ll asp ected i ndi -

di c at e s a love of the occult arts an d ability of


development al on g these lines It brings friends .
.

and associations which favor these studies B ut .

when ill asp ected it leads to mediumship ob ses ,

sion and even insanity if this tendency to i n


, ,

t e rc ou rs e with spirits is followed to its conclu


sion T his p osition makes the mind fli gh t y e r
.
,

rat i c and the p erson w ill be sub j ect to un ex


,

p e c t ed misfortune scandal or suicide


,
Al l ,
.

through life even when fortune smiles and the


,

skies are clear to all outw ard app earance these


people are haunted by a vague fear of imp endin g
disaster .

AS PE C TS OF U RAN U S TO TH E O T H E R PL A N E T S

G) >l< A ft! Th e S un se x t i l e o r
makes t ri n e t o Uran us .

the p erson origin al inventive and independent


,

I n his manner of conduct an d p ersonal app ear

ance With resp ect to food and certain m an


.

n e ri sm s he is what p eople call eccentric and con


,

sp i c u ou s yet not off ensively so given to p ur


, ,
“ ” '

suits and studies which p eople consider queer


such as occultism and astrolo gy But he also ? .
U RA N U S , TH E PLA N E T o r A LT R U I S M 367

loves delvin g into the unknown realms after


n ature s secrets concern ing electricity and often

b ecomes a successful inventor if other aspects


give the mechanical ability to work his schemes '

out U ranus rules the ether and n o w that we


.

are nearin g the A quarian A ge his vibrations

will be felt i n increasing measure to b ri ng to



our ken m ethods of using nature s finer f orces
and the p eople with S un sex tile o r trine U ranus
'

will be the medi a who attract and interp ret them


for us as the aerial s and receivers i n a wireless
station coll ect and transcribe the messages car
ried by the ether waves to which they are at
tuned T hese p eopl e often rise i n life through
.

the friendship of someone above them in the


social scale T hey are of a very high strung

-
.

temp erament but have themselves well under


control and rarely show temp er or anger T hey
,
.

are also out and o ut idealists - -


.

) Pd
G D 9 ItI
< Th j e S u n p aral l el , c o n u n c ti o n , s q u are

o r Op p o si ti o n t o Uran us makes the p erson v e rv

high strung nervous of uncontrolled emotions


-
, ,

and ready to fly into hysteri a on any or no p rovo


cation I t p redisp oses to nervous disorders such
.

as S t Vitus dance epilepsy and l ack of c o


.
,

ordination I t makes p eopl e impulsive u n rel ia


.
,

ble and lack i ng i n regard f a


,
r the convention

al i t ie s highly imp ati ent of any restraint upon


,

their liberty and committed to the theory of


36 8 THE M E S SA G E O F T H E S T AR S

a ffinities soul mates and free love hence these


,
-
,
'

p eople are undesirable marriag e p artners and


likely to figure i n divorce p ro ceedings or scan
dals of an even worse nature T here i s also
.

danger of troubl e on account of connection with


anarchistic plots where the inve ntive facult y
may find scope; i n the construction of explosives
and infernal machines Unless these aspects are
.

modified by other configurations such p eople are


amon g the most dan gerous to society T hey are .

liable to accidents from lightning electricity and ,

all through life they meet disap pointment from


the most unexpected quarters .

9 V e nus s ex til e o r tri n e t o Uranus makes


the person mentally alert of quick intuitive p er
,

c e p t i o n and exceedingly magnetic especially to


,

the opp osite sex ; but it also attracts hosts of


friends who will be of benefit and assistance to
him T hese asp ects give love of art music and
.
,

p oetry and are a favorable indication of a happy


marriage often at a very early age or sudde nl y
,

consummated T h e good aspects between Venus


.

and U ranus also sometimes brin g to the sub j ect


love of a platoni c n ature which then acts as an
inspiration i n the life .

9 8 PW V e n us c o nj u n c ti o n o r p aral l el t o Uran us .

A s i n the case of M ars conj unction to Venus so ,

also in the case of U ranus con j unction to Venus ,

there is a doubt as to whether this asp ect should


3 70 TH E M E S SA GE OF TH E STARS

p rogressive and inspiring i n fact too much so


,

i n the O pinion of the average man or woman who


look up on their actions and vagaries as the out
come of a diseased mind Nevertheless they have
.

plenty of friends o n account of their kin dl y and


sympathetic nature and these asp ects are good
for a literary or scientific pursuit also for i n ,

v en t i o n p articularly those which have to do


,

with ai r or electri city .

£5 P d ’t‘ M erc u ry p aral l el or c o nj u n c ti o n to


Uran us If M ercury is otherwise a fflicted the
.

con j unction an d p arallel are to b e j udged as bad


asp ects and read accordin gly but if M ercury i s
,

otherwise well placed and aspected the delinea


tion given for th e se x tile and trine will apply .

Zé D 8 131 M erc u ry q uare o r O p p osi ti o n to Uranus


s .

M ercury i n square or opposition to U ranus is the


hall mark of the true crank or anarchist with e x
-

treme ideas to tear down the social structure an d


unde rtake a radical reform without the ability
to build up something better People with thes e
.

configurations are given to ranting and ravin g


i n p ublic and their language is usually as cruel
'

as the measures they advocate Whatever ability .

they p ossess is usually turned to an erratic pur


p ose and therefore they are ostracised and dis
liked wherever they go T hey are often forced
.

to make sudden changes to escap e the co u s e


q u en c es of the i r erratic con d uct .
U RA N U S , TH E PLA N E T O F A LT R U I S M 371

l) A ft‘ Th M oo n s ex ti l e o r
gives t ri n e t o Uran us

great ori ginali ty and independence to the mind


which is quick intuitive and very Vi vid i n its
,

imagination hence the p erson has inventiv e


,

ability ; he is attracted to the occult art an d .

is endowed with hypnotic or magnetic p owers ,

also the intuitional ability to st ri dy and practice


astrology I f electricity is adopt ed as a vocation
.

the p erson will make a success of it T hese as :

p eets also give the p erson a p eculia r fascin ation


for the opposite sex an d are likely t a l ead t o a .

clandestine love aff ai r o r an unconventional


union .

l) 6 P h i Th e j Moon c o n un c ti o n or l
p aral e l to *

Uran us gives similar mental and p sychi c tend


e n c i e s as the good asp ects and also the liabilit y

to irre gul ar l ove aflai rs as the good as p ects ; b ut


-

these tenden cies are not so p ronounced a “


nd a

c l andestine love aff air generated un d er the con


-

j un ction of U ranus and the M oon m ay h ave di s


t i n c t l y disastrous resul ts simil ar to tho se m en
t i o n e d under the bad asp ects I f the c on j un c ‘ ’

tion occurs i n Cancer it favors nervous in d i ges


tion ; i n L eo it inclines to p alp itation of t h e ,

heart i nterferes wit h the rhythm of t h e heart


,

beat and gives a sp asmodic action which will


.

p robably prove fatal wh e n it has run its course ;


in S corpio it inclines to perverse pract ice s; i n


S agitta rius t h e refle x ac tion would b e fel t i n

the lungs and similarly with the o t h e r si gn s


“ “ ‘

.
3 72 TH E M E S SA G E O F TH E STARS

D D 8 la
t! Th e Mo o n
q uare or op p osi ti o n t o Uran us
s

makes the p erson erratic and touchy to a uc


gree a walking p owder m agazine ready to explode
,

at an y moment overbearin g conceited an d in


, ,

tolerant shunned by all wh o c an p ossibly


,

ge t out of his way If such p eople are employers


.

n ob ody c an work for them and if they are em

p l oy ee s nobody will have them T hey n ever re .

m ain very lon g i n any place but are either dis ,

c harged or give up their p osition on the slightest

p rovocati on P eople with these aspects are also


.

attracted to the occult art but they never make

a success at it because of their erratic mentality .

L ike the other aspects of U ranus and the M oon


t h e square an d O pp osition also indicate a c l an
destin e attachment either o n the p art of the
p e rson or th e marriage p artner I f it occurs i n .


t h e S eventh H ouse of a man s horoscope it p roves
t h e wife untrue an d a p ublic scandal an d divorce
will eventually e nsue Th e b ad aspects of the
.

S u n and U ranus give similar indications i n the


h oroscop e of a woman .

7? S aturn se x t il e i s for
or t ri n e Uranu s
t u n at e for a p ublic career i n an o fficial c a
'

p ac i t y for it gives ambition and determination


with ability to concentrate up on the work i n


h and and to exercise authority plan and sys ,

t e m at i z e I t stren gthens the intuition so that


.

Such p eopl e are guided by keen interior insight


TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S T AR S

horoscope are go o d the influence of a singl e as


'

p e c t will n o t bring out such evil characteristics


and therefore the who le h oroscop e is to be care
.

fully considered before j udgin g the influences


enumerated for they may b e m aterially minim
,

i z e d b y other favorable indications i n the horo


scope .

21 * A %* J up i t er s ex t i l e o r
g i ves a t ri n e t o Uran us
strong indep endent and positive personality
,
'

with an ingenious inventive and original turn ,

of mind Whatever he undertakes he will carry


.

t o a conclusion or die i n the attempt T his p osi .

tion al so gives a broad humane an d benevolent ,

disposition and a tendency to d elve into the o c


c ult arts and sciences It favors association with .

'

s ec ret orders and gives p romise of p rosperity i n

l ife . S uch a p erson is honest and sincere so ,

c i ab l e hospitable and friendly to all hence likely


, ,

to benefit a great deal from influential fri ends


i n an o fficial p osition T his p os i tion also gives .

executive ability and success i n connection with


institutions of learning .

21 8 P ix
!
j pa c o n u nc ti o n o r
rall el t o Uranus
J u p i t er
gives similar indications to the go od asp ects but
the influence is not quite so decided p art i c u ,

l arl y if either of the planets is weak by sign or


oth erwise a fflicted I n that cas e it will be found
.

that the tendencies conferre d are more like those


of the b ad aspects .
U RA N U S , THE PLA N E T O F A LT R U I S M 3 75

M D 8 Ft! J up i t er
q u are o r Op p osi ti o n t o Uranus
s

gives an impul sive nature liable to act in a sud


den impulsive erratic or unexp ected manner to
,

his o wn undoing Loss by sp eculation l awsuits


.
,

and imp ulsive e x travagance are also indicated ,

many c h an ges b o t h of occupation and residence


'

loss of friends an d reputation It signifies o n e .

of an ostentatious nature given to sham and cam


o u flage and subterfuge generally disliked for his,

insincerity and double dealings ; a confidence


m an bu nko man or cheap gamble r
'

, .

8 I A ltI
>< M ars s ex til e gives an
or tri n e t o Uran u s
energetic and ambitious disposition an original , ,

ingenious alert intuitive mind which is resource


, ,

ful i n the highest degree and able to cop e with


great di fficulties under tryin g circumstances .

T herefore p eopl e with this configuration are nat


u ral l y of an invent i ve turn of mind an d siI c c e ss


'

ful i n bringing their ideas to realization T heir .

inventive genius usually e x p resses itself along


electrical lines aviation or i n other unusual di
, ,

rections f o r this aspect is o n e of the marks of


,

the pioneer of the A q uarian A ge where science ,

and inventions will reach out i n direct ions that


are n o w entirely undreamed of even as possibili
ties. B ut while these p eople are dreame rs of
dreams they are al so p ractical energetic an d e h ,

t e rp ri si n g in a su fficient degree to make the i r


dreams co m e true i n the world T hey have a .
'

3 76 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S T A RS

wid e vision and a noble nature which rises over


all p etty distinctions of race cree d or color an d ,

recogn izes i n all human beings the d ivine sp ark


which i s the basis of universal brotherhood T hey .

m ay not be e x actly religious i n the orthodox


sense of the word but their i d eas are truly cos
mic hence they are often mistaken for Vi sion
.

ari es by those wh o do not un d erstan d them .

8 8 PD 8 is! M ars j
c o n u n c ti o n , p aral l el , s q uare or

gives an erratic an d ec c en
.

Op p osi ti o n t o Uran us
tric disp osition a violent temp er Of the worst
,

nature an unusual resentment of even the slight


,

est restraint and gives the person a stubbo rn ,

headstron g and dogged determination to go ahead .

in any line of action up on which he has decided


no matter what the outcome H e will listen to .

neither reason nor entreaty but follows his o wn


course i n defianc e of all P eople with this c o n .

fi guration very often become anarchists of the


reddest type for they do not even stop at the
shedding of blood if other testimonies i n the
,

figure concur T hey are cruel hard an d cold


.
, ,

without a spark of true love though they may


'

b e i n flam ed with p assion of the most burning i n ,

tensity T his I s p articularly the case when M ars


.

i s sq u are U ranu s an d either planet is placed i n


T aurus or S corpio

I n a woman s horoscop e
. .

Uranus square M ars usually leads to seduction


no matter where they are place d but if i n T au ,
3 78 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

fame w i ll be national or international T his .

p osition will bring direct touch with the spirit


ual world and success i n dealing with i n h ab
,

i t an t s of that place It is also p roductive 01


.

dreams and V isions of a p rophetic an d inspira


t i o n al nature It strengthens the healin g powers
.

and will consequently enable the person to do


a great deal of g ood fo r his sufle ri n g fellow m en -
.

T hese aspects give a highly develop ed intuition


which amounts almost to mind reading T here -
.

i s a love of travel a n d e x ploration of the phy



si c al world as well as of nature s finer realms .

No r are such p eople altogether d reamers they ,

have a stron g will with e x cellent executive and


organizing powers which will aid them i n real
izing their hopes wishes and ambitions to rise
,

i n life and be at the forefront o f whatever pro


f essi o n they select .

8 P itI N ep tu n e
j co n u n c t i o n o r p aral l el t o Uranus
are convertible aspects if the planets are well ,

placed b y s ign and otherwise well aspected -


,

their e ff ect wil l be similar to the sex tile or trine .

though not so p ronounced but if the y are cadent , ,

weak by sign and afflicted they are only a little


,

l ess evil than when asp ected by square or opp o


si t i o n .

q Ne p t u n e i ti n t o Uran us
TD 9 13
< u ar e o r o p p o
s s o

brings underhanded deceptive influences into ,

the life which aim to u nderm i ne the reputation


U RA N U S , TH E P LA N E T O F A LT R U I S M 3 79

and make the p erson sufle r scandal an d public


disfavor sudden and unaccountable reverses i n
,

business are met with or trouble in social a ffairs


, .

T here is the same love of travel and exploration


as given by the good aspects but the p erson c an
not accomplish his aims with the same facility or ,

i f he does it is to his disadvantage and brings


added trouble H e is also drawn towards t h e
.

occult or mystic sid e of life but his p ath is beset


,

by dangers of m ediumship and obsession and all


through life he is filled with p remonitions of
d anger and a vague dread of imp ending disaste r
which he c an neither account for nor disp el by
will or reason hence uncertainty overshadows
,

the life as a clou d and robs him of p eace and


contentment .
C H A PTE R XVI I .

NE P T UN E , TH E PL A N E T OF D I VI N I T Y

S UR ANU S is the octave of Venus an d acts


princip ally up on the love nature aiming to ,

el evate m ankind i n matters p ersonal and social so ,

Neptune is the octave of M ercury an d altogeth er ,

spiritual i n its aims A s M e rcury is L i gh t b eare r of


.

the physical S un so Neptune is L i gh t b e are r for the


,

S pi ritual S u n ( called Vulcan by the Western My s


,

tics )
. Intellectuality rul ed by M ercury lifted us
,

above the animal and made m an man the S piritual ,

ity rul ed by Neptune will i n tim e raise us beyond


the state of the human and make us divine .

Neptun e really signifies what we may call the


gods commencing with the sup ernormal beings we
know as E lder B rothers and comp assing the i nn um
,

crable hosts of spiritual entiti es good bad an d i n diff


, , ,

e re nt which influence our evolution


,
Its p osition .

'

and aspects denote our rel ation to them ; mal


e fi c asp ects attract agencies of a natur e inimical to

our welfare b en e fi c configurations draw up on the


,

good forces T hus if Neptune is pl aced i n the T enth


.
,

H ouse trine to the ascendant the person involved will


, ,

have the op p ortunity to becom e a l eader or promi


nent in a movement along mystical lines as denote d
3 82 TH E M E S SA G E O F TH E STARS
-

have flown before h e realizes it was there Y es h e .


,

may never becom e aware of the fact O n the other .

'
hand the p erson in whose life the sq u are i n di c at e s
,
.

the assault by spiritual forces mentioned may develop ,

his spiritual muscle by resisting the onslaught an d


become a V ictor instead of being vanquished F ore .

warned is forearmed .

Neptune was not discovered until 1 8 46 but we ,

should err greatly if we supp osed the influence as


,

c ri b e d to it fictitious o n that account for as the p er ,

so n born blind lacks the organs to see the sunli ght

and colors so most of humanity is still l acking t h e


,

sensibility which makes them amenable to the V ibra


tions of N eptune ( S ee Chapter on that sub j ect al so
.
,

on Pl anetary O ctaves ) But we are gra d ually devel


.

O ping finer feelin gs and becoming more abl e to re

sp o n d to h i s influence A t first these i nfluences are


.

mostly felt b y sensitives who become occ ul tists when


-

of a p ositive nature and mediums when negative ,

others gain from it the cunnin g common alike to the


criminal a n d the detective or it imp els the weak
,

ling to take drugs which i n another manner p ro


duces dreams and V isions similar to those obtained
by the m ediumistic p rocess .

Neptune strong in the figure gives a very V i vi d


imagination and an artistic n ature poetic musical , , ,

or literary a fondn ess of ease comfort and beautiful


, ,

surroundings T h e p erson is easily swayed by the


.

emotions and when Neptune is a fflicted may become


,

sub j ect to t h anc e s fainting hyster i a or p sychi c


, , ,
N E P T UN E ,
TH E PLA N E T OF D I VI NI T Y 383

storms . T here is a love of travel ,


preferably by
wate r
.

W hen Neptune is weak by sign or a ffli cted it also


inclines to drink or drugs it robs the p erson of ambi ,

tion and makes h i m an indolent loafer or cheat thor ,

oughly dishonest or if the ho roscop e is otherwise


,

good he may become the prey of other p eopl e wh o


will rob o r d efraud him P eopl e with an a ffl icted .

Neptune should p articularly avoid dealings with


large corp orations or they may b e sub j ected to swi n
dles of the most fantastic nature .

NE P T U N E IN TH E T W E L VE H O US E S

N ep tu n e in th e A sc e ndan t , or F i rs t H o us e
Neptune is by n ature occult p rophetic and spir ,

i t u al . Th e A scend ant
si gnifies the body wherein
we function and thus by combination of these
ideas we find that Neptune o n the A scendant
will give a p articul arly sen si t i v e b o dy cap abl e '

of feeling the finer V ibrations in natu re and ac


-

cording to the asp ects whi ch the planet receives -

these will be either good b ad or i ndi ff erent I f ,


.

Neptune is stron g and well asp ected to the S un ,

J upiter or U ranus w e m ay j ud ge that there is


,

an intensely mystic a l nature latent i n the per


son Whether or not it will be develop ed i s 01
.
,

cours e another question depending upon o p p o r


,

t un i t y and envi ronment On the other han d i f .


,

Neptune i s a ffli cte d it in d icates a very l ow m en


,
3 84 T HE M E S SA GE o r T H E S TA R S

tality p erhaps even insanity I n any case the


, .

n ature is vi sionary romantic and generally i m,

p ractical , at least from the worldly standard .

T h e p rophetic inspirat i onal and V isionary f ac ul


,

ties are usually high ly developed when Neptune


is u n affli c t ed i n the F irst H ouse T here i s a love .

of art and music a desire for l ux ury and what


,

ever gives p ower and tone to life B ut when .

Neptune is a ffl icted i n the F irst H ouse the na


ture is indolent p rocrastinating and changeable ;
,

p erverted tastes and desires come to the front


and imp el to acts of indiscretion which m ay
bring grave consequences T here is indication .

of p r ostitution of the spiritual faculties ; a de


c e p t iv e dishonest disposition also a tendency
, ,

to mediumship and spirit obsession .

Nep tu n e i n t h e S ec o nd H o use
well as .
an d

p ec t ed brin gs gain throu g h all things i n which


water pl ays a p rominent p art ; also through mys
tic and occult matters and societies B ut if Nep .

tun e is a ffl icted the financial affai rs of the p erson


will always be i n an uncertain chaotic state ,
.

N ep tu n e in th when well
e Th i rd H o use,
aspecte d enhances the m ental faculti es to a con
si de rab l e degree I t gives ability i n the di rec
.

tion of inspirational writing an d S p eaking high ,

ideals a devotional mind E ti t when Neptune


,
'

i s a fflicted i n the T hird H ouse the mind i s of a


l ow order cunning,
sometimes i mbecile and ,
3 86 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

danger of obsession It also indicates trouble


.

and loss through employees and a liability to


chronic wastin g diseases and deformity U sually .

these tendencies are then accentuated by a sen


suons nature and a self indulgent manner of -

livin g .

Nep t u n e in th e and wellS e v en t h H o us e


asp ected indicates a m arriage to one of an oc
cult inspirational nature generally a platoni c
, ,

union of the most soul satisfying n ature a true -


,

comp anionship of t wo wh o are really m ates I t .

also shows success as a public speaker o n oc cult


o r mystical sub j ects B ut when a fflicted Nep .
,

tune i n the S eventh H ouse shows an emotional ,

mediumistic un reliable m arriage p artn er or


, ,

there may b e fraud or deceptio n in connection


with the m arriage p erhap s one of the p artners
,

committing bigamy T his p osition also indi


.

cates one of the p arasites that p rey up on the


p ublic i n general or of those who become V ictims
,

of p ublic disfavor all accordin g to the nature of


,

the aspects T hey show whether or not this is


merited .

Nep tun e in th when well


e E i gh t h H o use ,
asp ected gives gain through the marriage p art
,

ner but not thro ugh the ordinary channels of


,

business ; it comes i n a p eculiar manner T his .

position i s also favorabl e for occult investi ga


tion an d ofte n enables the p erson who has i t to
N E P T UN E ,
TH E PLA N E T OF
'

D I VI NI T Y 3 87

obtain information at first hand B ut when Nep .

tune is a ffl icted i h the E ighth H ouse it bring s


loss by fraud or deception of the m arriage p art
ner financial troubles with estates or corp ora
,

tions and a strange unusual ending to the life


, .

N ep t u n e i n th e Ni n th H o us e is very favorabl e
for the cultivation of spiritual faculties ; when
well aspected it brin gs strange V isions and nu
-
,

usual intuitional forebodings and p resentiments ,

also p rofit and ple asure i n connection with lon g


j ourneys or voyages .

When Neptun e i s a fflicted i n the Ninth


H ouse it makes the mind fearful and anx ious ,

always on the q u i v i v e with va gue forebodings ;


it inclines to travel but brings troubl e i n tha t
connection also danger of legal complication and
,

loss o n that account .

$ 1 0 N ep t u n e in th e T en t h
when well H o us e,
asp ected indicates one of high aspirations an d
i nsp irations spiritually inclined who has t h e
, ,

ability to r i se to leadership fame and honor i n , ,

connection w i th some myst i cal society or i n seien


t i fi c research T his p osit i on of Neptune also i n
.

di c at es an accident to one of the p arents p ro b ,

ably by water while the p erson i s still a ch i ld


, ,

but when the planet i s well aspected a legac y -

often accrues .

Neptune i n the T enth H ouse and trine t o


the S un o r M oon are sure si gns of the ability t o
3 88 THE M E S SA GE O F T H E S TA R S

cul tivate the spiritual sight i n t h i s life A num


ber of well k now n seers have this aspect


-
.

When N eptune i s a fflicted i n the T enth


H ouse it indicates fraud deception an d disho n
,

esty which i n time will bring their reward of


sorrow trouble and scandal
, .

111 1 1 N ep t u n e i n th e E l eve n t h
and well H o use
asp ected shows a p erson of high spiritual as

p irati on s and the ability t o attract others of a


s imilar nature wh o will b e of help to him i n

realizing his desires hopes a ,


n d wishes When .

N eptune i s a ffl icte d i n the E leventh H ouse it


i ndi cate s d eception and treachery on the p art
'

o f p e o p l e who p ose as fri ends ; thi s will brin g

l oss and trouble T herefore people with this


.

c onfiguration S hould be p articularly careful who

they cul tivate and admit to their friendship .

N ep t u n e i n t h e Twelf th H o use, well asp ected ,


.

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brin gs succe s s in research work o f a scientific or


o ccul t nature which is ca rri ed o n i n secret or far
f rom the haunts of men It also indicates a secret
.

s oul satisfyin g
-
or clandestine but honorable
relati onship With someone whi ch will bring bene
fi t to both and it not infrequently happ en s that
t his friend is in the spirit world but the relation ,

i s much m ore close in such cases than it c an


e ver b e b etween friends who are both in the phy

s i c al b ody When Neptune is a ffl icted i n the


.

T welfth H ouse it give s a liabil ity t o co nfine m ent


390 TH E M E S SA GE O F TH E STA R S

music and the pleasure s of life T hi s is also a .

good omen for the acquisition of l and or p rop


e rt y B ut when Neptune is afflicted in T aurus
.

it gives a sensuous and p assionate natu re an d


a s trong tendency to gourmandize which i n time
is bound to bring trouble and sorrow i n its wake .

T H Nep t un e i n Ge m i n i , well asp ected of -

,
is on e

the best indications of unusual mental facul ties ,

f er N eptune is the octave of M ercury the planet


'

o f mind logic and reason H ence this p osition


, .

de V e l o p s the occ ul t p rophe tic and inspirational


,

f aculties It makes the p erson sensitive to the


.

finer i n tuitional an d inspirational vibrations i n


nat ure It is the signature of geniu s i n o n e di
.

rection or anothe r according to the other asp ects


'

i h the horoscop e
'

I t gives the gift of oratory


.

an d unusual literary ability an d makes the p er ,

s o n a fine mechanician o r mathematician ; i n

S hort there is no field of endeavor where mental


,

ingenuity is required that the p erson with Nep ,

t une i n Gemini well asp ected does not ex cel


,
-
,
.

B ut whe n Neptune is a ffl icted i n Gemini it


indicates inability to concentrate to an y good
p urpose T h e mind is restless chaotic and wa
.
,

y er i ng i nclined to cunning fraud an


,
d deception , ,

o r at best it makes the p erson a V isionary and -

a d reamer wh o is apt to become the dup e of oth

e rs .T here is generally trouble with brothers ,


N E P T UN E ,
TH E PLA N E T oP D I VI NI T Y 391

sisters an d neighbors wh o cordially dislike the


p erson i n whose horoscop e this asp e ct is found .

$ 5 Nep t u n e i n C anc er, when wel l asp ected , gives -

an intuitive symp athetic an d lovable n ature


,

quick to und erstand the sorrows and j oys of


others an d ready to feel for them or with th em .

H ence these p eopl e are generally very much


liked both i n the home an d i n the i r i mmediate
,

ci rcle of acquaintances T his p osition also brings


.

them i n touch with the finer forces of nature an d


enables them to cultivate such spiritual f ac ul
ties as psychometry an d a species of intuition
whereby they c an get i n touch with w h omsoever
or whatsoever they wish for the help and benefit
of others T hey are very versatile i n the sp ir
.

i t u al direction an d may reach great hei ghts by


devotion which is strongly ex pressed in them
,
.

B ut when Neptune i s a fflicted in C a ncer it gives


a very self indulgent disposition which generally
-

exerts a baneful influence in the home p erhaps ,

more by inuendo than by direct malicious ex


p ression T his p osition also gives pecul iar tastes
.

an d app etites which are apt to cause great trou

ble to the alimentative system an d there is a


stron g incl ination for drugs or drink .

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251 , Nep tu n e i n L eo , when well aspected , gives a -

generous symp atheti c and warm hearted disp o


,
-

si t i o n
,
a sociable nature fond of pleasures an d
,

artistic p ursuits T hese people have consider


.
3 92 TH E M E S S A G E O F T H E S T A R S

abl e ability and success i n educational p ursuits


because of an intimate understanding of the
nature of others a n d the faculty of imp arting

to them whatever knowledge they p ossess them


selves T hey are very conscientious i n their deal
.

ings with others and successful i n a ff airs of the


heart .

B ut when Neptune is a ffli cted in Leo i t


makes the nature sup er sensual and therefore lia
-

ble to disap pointments in love T hese p eople are


.

governed by impulse rather than by reason ;


they lack the stamina to face an i ssue ,a re c o w

ardl y fickl e and not to be depende d upon ; they


,

incur a general dislike amon g their acquaint


an oes .

tti mz Nep t un e i n Vi rgo . the plane t of


M ercury ,
l
m ind reason and logic is e x alted i n Virgo and
'

, ,

the occult prophetic inspirational spiritual de


, , , ,

v o t i o n al and musical Neptune is the octave of

M ercury hence the bl endin g of the M ercurial


,

and Neptunian qualities p roduced by Neptune


in Virgo give e x ceptionally fine mental faculties
w ith the addition of inspiration p rophecy and ,

devotion to the highest ideals when Neptune is


well asp ected for Neptune adds gentleness and
,

symp athy to the cold M ercury though such p eo


,

ple are rather odd in their ideas and inclina


tions esp ecially with respect to marriage which
, ,

they usually regard from the pl atonic stan d point .


3 94 THE M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

when a fflicted it gives a terrible temp er a sen ,

su o u s and p assionate nature an inordinate de ,

sire for drink or drugs an d a tendency to dr o wn


in g either by accident or desi gn .

I N ep tu n e in S agi t tari us,


when well asp ect ed -

favors the inspirational devotional and religious


,

tendencies i n the horoscop e It brin gs dreams .

and visions also occult e x periences T here is a


, .

love of travel and a great en j oyment of the ple as .

ures thus obtained When Neptune is affl icted


.

i n S agittarius the sub j ect becomes liable to f ears


and forebodings ; dreams of danger an d Vi sion s
of distress p rey up on the m ind makin g life mis ,

c rable S ometimes they have great desires to


.

travel but are unable to gratify them or if they ,

do they have troubl e or accidents to conten d


with .

(p l/3 Nep t u n e C ap ri c o rn when well aspecte d


in ,
-

gives a serious an d contemplative nature able to ,

concentrate up on whatever matters come b efore '

it hence such people are successful keen an d


, ,

far si ghted business men usually o n a l arge


-
,

scale or if the nature of the other aspects i n


,

the horoscope d raws them toward secret work


they make e x cellent d etectives cap able of solvi ng
the most intricate p roblems or researchers along,

p sychic lines ; i n fact they excel i n any occup a


tion where deep thought an d concentration are
the keys to success .
N E P T UN E ,
TH E PLA N E T or D I V I NI T Y 395

B ut when Neptune is a ffl icted i n Cap r i co rn


it makes the nature melancholy s ecretive and ,

very often deceitful T hese people are generally


.

recluses and S hun the society of their fellow m en -


.

x N ep tu ne in A q u ari us,
when well aspected -
,

gives an altruistic or utopian disp osition with a


d esire to emancipate the whole world from what
'

soever social mental moral or physical ills the


, ,

p erson may be able to p erceive H ence these .

p eople are usually to o far i n advance of their


time and age t o be unde rstood -
T hey are re .

garded as d ream ers and V isionaries idealists an d , ,

i n a sense d angerous to society because of their


,

origi nality and indep endence of conventions .

A t the same time these p eopl e are very p opular


wi th the most p rogressive p eople in society T hey .

easily ap p rehend N ature s finer forces an d are ’

therefore the p ioneers i n e x ploration of hitherto


und reamed o f fields -
.

When N eptun e is a ffl icted i n A quar i us it


gives similar ideas and ideals i n regard to con
v ent i on s B ut it is only too liable to bring such
.

p eople and their ideas into discredit and dis


grace .

Q? a
e
r Nep t u n e i n Pi sc es, when well aspected gives a -

love of mysticis m and as an inves ti gator of the


occ ul t S ometimes these peopl e develop thei r
.

spiritual faculties and obtain fi rst hand knowl -

edge. T hey are compassionate towards others ,


3 96 TH E M E S SA G E O F T H E S T A RS

unobtrusive retiring i n t h e i r manner well liked


'

, ,

also often the recipients of aid f rom others cheer ,

fully and willingly given .

When Nep t un e i s a fflicted in Pisces the p er


so n is liable to su ff er thro ugh mediumship ob ,

session and d eception of secret enemies T here .

i s dan ger of imp risonment an d a tendency to


indul ge i n d ri nk or drugs which will end in sor
ro w and self un d oin g -
.

NE P T UN E I N A S PE C T W I T H OT H E R PLA N ET S

O A EP Th e S un s ex t i l e o r
favors t ri n e t o Nep t une
the possibility of develop i ng spiritual f a
culties ,

for Neptune intensifies the higher vibrations i n


the aura an d as some exp ress themselves b es t
through mus 1 c these aspects make them u m usu
ally sensitive to echoes from the h e av en wo rl d ,

which is the realm of tone M any p eople with .

these configurations hear the harmony of the


spheres and if M ercury the lower octave of Nep ,

tune gives the requisite dexterity they become


,

musicians of a high inspirational n ature In .

others it breeds a love of the occult which leads


them into the higher life but they usually ap ,

p roach it from the intellectual st an dp o m t as


psychic investigators A f ew live the life and .

obtain fi rst hand kn owledge


-
.

0 P <5 D < 9 92 Th e S u n p arall el , c o nj u n c ti o n , s q u are


o r Op p osi t i o n to Nep t un e also brings the person
3 98 T H E M E S S A GE O F T H E S T A R S
.

or sp eculation for they are sure to lose esp ecially ,

i n dealing with large comp anies or corp orations .

<5 P >l< A Q? M erc u ry i n


j p aral l el sea
c o n un c ti o n ,
: ,

til e o r tri n e t o N ep t u n e m akes a m an p eculiarly


l

adap t e d t o the occult art p articul arly if the con ,

j unction occurs in the T hird or Ninth H o uses or


the tri n es are from W atery signs— C ancer S eor ,

p i o or Pisces S uch p eopl e usually succeed i n


.

occult science and often develop a sup ernormal


faculty T hey are p art icul arly go od as magnet i c
.

healers .

QD 8 w M erc ury sq uare o r Op p osi ti o n to N ep tu ne


gives a chaotic mind liability to lack of memory , ,

indolence and a d i sp osition to dream the time


away T here is a restless desire for fame f rus
.

t rat e d by inability to fit in anywhere S uch p eo .

ple are liable to fraud deception a n d slander , ,

also to suicide .

A §J Mo o n
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D >< I Th e tri n e t o Nep t u n e i n


se x t i l e o r

creas es the fac ul ty of imagination to a sup e rl a


tiv e point especially if either of the planets is
;

in t h e Ninth H ouse
'

T hen it favors p rophetic


.

d reams and V isions which brin gs the person i n


contact with the invisibl e worlds I t indicates .

ability i n the occult arts an d success i n their


p ractice . I t makes the nature ex ceedingly i h
s p i rat i o n al and it also gives a kind a n d symp a

thetic disp osition T h e spiritual qualities m en


.
N E PTU NE ,
THE P LANE T OF D I VI N I T Y 399

t ion e dm ay not be app arent even to the p erson


h i mself but then they are l atent an d cap abl e
,
.

of development I t is also safe to say that at


.

som e time or other during the life p ersons with


these asp ects will come i n contact with the occult
and b e very much attracted whether the quali ,

ties of the soul are develop ed or not .

8 P t? Th e Moon
j p arall el t o Nep
c o n u nc ti o n o r

t u n e indicates the S ame strong p sychic faculties


as the good asp ects p articul arly if Neptune is
,

placed i n the p sychic si gn Cancer T hose who .

have been born with the good confi gurations of


Neptune dur i n g the fourteen years when it was
i n the ai ry scientific sign Gemini are now con
quering the air and p erfecting scientific i n v en
tions which will make us marvel but the children ,

who have been born under favorable c o nfi gura


tions during the fourteen years Neptune has
been going through the p sychi c si gn Cancer are
growing up around us as a band of mystics an d
when they have reached m ature years they will
astonish us with their spiritual insight and
p ower A mon g othe r things they will develop
.

the soul of music i n a hithert o unp recedented


manner .

DD 8 Th e M oo n sq u are or Op p osi tio n t o Nep


t u neis also an indication of the soul qualities
similar to those given by the good aspects but ,

under those configurat i ons the person w ill be 01


40
0 THE M E S SA G E O F T H E S TA R S

a negative nature and is apt to b e come the p rey


of sp i ri t c o n t rol s an d s ubj ected to mediumship
o
,

therefore p eople with those asp ects should be


very careful not to attend sp iritualistic seances ,

sittin g i n the silence or other methods of occult


development .

A 2? S at urn sex ti l e o r tri n e t o N ep t u n e


is good
for success i n worldly aff airs for it brin gs out the
saturnine V irtues forethought honor sel f reli
, , ,
-

ance determination system et cetera by which


, , ,

the p erson gains the confidence and esteem of


others but the p rincipal e ffect is spiritual an d
,

therefore only felt by those wh o are able to re


sp o n d b ecause of other asp ects i n the horoscop e .

T o them it gives the abilit y to delve deeply into


occult and mystical subj ects also to become p ro ,

fi c i e n t i n the art and p ractise thereo f .

8 P itt S aturn
j p arall el to Nep t u n e
c o n u n c ti o n o r

has the same e ff ect as the good aspects when it


occurs i n a si gn where either of the planets are
stron g as Neptune is i n C ancer and P isces an d
S aturn i n Libra and Cap ricorn .

'

b D 8 t1’ S at urn sq u ar e or O pp osi ti o n


to Ne p t u n e
lays the person liable to loss by deception , t reac h
ery or fraud in worldly m atters an d if he S hould
undertake to invest i gat e or p ractise the occ ul t
art he is liable to b ec am e the p rey of spirit con -

trols and be led into mediumship wit h c o n se



40
2 THE M E S SA GE O F T H E S TA R S

ders attendant up on negative p syc h ism but ,

from a material stand point it gives dan ger of


fraud through speculation or large comp anies
'

and dealing with such p redatory interests


should therefore be avoi d ed .

8 * AQ M ars sex t il e o r t ri n e t o Ne p t un e i n t en
si fi e s the emotional nature an d gives a l eaning

toward the study and p ractice of occultism and .

mysticism When other testimonies i n the h oro


.

scop e concur the martial energy directed toward


,

the psychic sub j ects denoted by Neptune often


helps the p erson very materially in his aim to
p enetrate into the invisible worlds i n a conscious
manner .

8 D P 8 Elf M ars c o n u nc ti o n ,
j q uare p aral l el o r
s ,

O p p o si t i o n t o Ne p t u n e makes the nature coarse

and sensual ,
impulsive and irascible militant ,

and extravagant i n speech an d action self i n dul ,


-

gent to a degree i n whatever direction his p as


sions may lead him and unable to e x ercise re
s t raint over himself i n any direction I t gives a .

fanatical spirit which m ay e x p ress itself i n either


religion or atheism an d under f av o rab l e c on di ‘

tions such p eople are liable to b ecom e vi ctims of


discarnate spirits who may either use them as
a medium or by obsessing them It gives a t en .

de n c y to l awl essness an d p articipation i n anar


c h i st i c schemes or plots .
N E P T U NE ,
TH E PLA N E T OF D I VI NI T Y 40
3

ft‘ * A¢ '

Uran us s ex t i l e
gives or t ri n e t o N ep t u n e
inclination towards the occult or mystical sid e
of life and if either is placed in the T enth H ou se
,

the person usually becomes a leader or au t h o ri t v


i n these lines he wins at least local recognitio n
,

and if other testimonies concur his fame will b e


national or international T his p osition will .

brin g direct touch with the spiritual world and .

success i n dealin g with inhabitants of that pl ane .

It p roduces dreams an d V isions of a p rop heti c


and inspirational nature strengthens the healin g ,

p owers and will consequently enable the person .

to do a great deal of good f o r h i s sufferin g


-

fellow men T hese aspects give a highl y devel


-
.

op ed intuition which amounts almost to mind


readin g T here i s a lov e of travel and ex plora
' '



tion of the physic al world as well as of nature s
finer realms No r are such p eopl e altogethe r
.

d reamers they have a strong will with excellen t


,

executive and organizing p owers which will aid


them i n realizin g their hopes wishes and ambi ,

tions to rise i n life and be at the forefront of


whatever p rofession they select .

8 PE
P Uranusj p aral l el t o Nep tun e
c o n u nc t i o n o r

are conve rtibl e asp ects if the planets are well


placed by sign and otherwise well asp ected thei r ,

e ffect will be similar to the sextile or trine ,

though not so p ronounced but if they are cadent , ,


'

weak b y si gn and a fflicted they are only a littl e


,
40
4 THE M E S SA G E OF T HE S TA R S

less evil than when asp ected by square or opp o


sitio u .

W E] 8 Q1 Uran us s q uare . or op p o s l ti o n t o N ep t u n e
brings underhanded d eceptive in flue nces into
,

the life which aim to undermine the rep utation


and make the p erson su ff er scandal and public
d isfavor sudden and unaccounta ble reverses i n
,

b usine ss are m e t wi t h or trouble i n social a ff airs


.
,

T he re is the same love of t ravel an d exploration


as given by the good asp ec t s b u t the person c an

n ot a ccomplish his aims with the same fac ility or ,

i f he does i t is to his disadvantage and brings


,

a dd ed trouble H e i s also drawn towards the oc


"

c ult o r mystic side of life but his p ath is beset


,

b y d an gers of mediumship and obsession and all


t hrou gh life he is filled with a vague d read of
J m p e n di n g disaster which he c an neither account

f o r n o r disp el by will or reason hence u n c er ,

t ainty overshadows the life as a cl oud and robs


h i m of pe ace and contentment .
40
6 TH E M E S SA G E OF TH E STARS

seem venturesome at times he will always careful ly


calculate the obstacles to be overcome and not attempt
anything foolhardy but accomplish his ob j ect once