The following report is based on folklore and should NEVER substitute or replace the supervison under a licensed doctor's care!!!


                                                                        IO BODY & SOUL


                                                                         Michael Douglas



The Sun is the source of your vital power, principally ruling the brain and heart in man and woman. Its sign location (zodiac Sun sign), aspects to other planets, and house position indicate the vitality of the body, especially in males. The Sun is thus the indicator of health in males, while the Moon governs health matters in females. However, the Sun and Moon are important in health matters in both sexes. The Sun signs and Moon signs at birth, along with their aspects and positions, are regarded as the "fountains of life on Earth". The Sun is one of the vital centers in a star map, along with the Moon, Ascendant (rising sign), and Midheaven (tenth house).

The power of the Sun and how it radiates within you can be thought of as light rays emanating from a light bulb, powering into your body. The Sun signs are divided into the Four Elements: FIRE (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius); AIR (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius); WATER (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces); and EARTH (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn). All males born with the Sun in fire signs have the best prospects for good vitality, as light radiates most freely in a body composed of the fire element. Light also radiates freely in air, and these natives are the next strongest, but air sign people become weakened by worry and nervousness. They need rest to recuperate. The earth element for sunlight is linked with the densest matter, gives tenacity, wear and tear, rather than vitality. Theses individuals tend to recovery slowly from their illnesses. The water element for transmission of sunlight gives the weakest constitution, being a more difficult medium to manifest light (except Scorpio).

The Sun is the giver of life, but is quite impersonal in its influence that the average man or woman rarely contacts its higher qualities in a conscious or positive sense. Planetary aspects, even if hard (square or opposite), are better than no aspects at all, as in the latter, the native is hardly touched at all by its influence. This fact is the reason "Sun sign" prophecies found in the tabloids and daily paper make no sense to some individuals. When well placed, however, it signifies will power, authority, and self-reliance. If afflicted by the Moon or Ascendant, it will make the health feeble and the vitality low.

The Sun rules the metabolic fires of your body's cells. Its placement represents how that energy is needed and distributed. This topic has been termed PHOTOBIOTICS by the author. All biologic life is ruled by the Sun. Your body requires copious quantities of light from many sources to maintain your health, vitality, and beauty. Each Sun sign has recommended foods that tend to foster vitality, as well as dietary pointers, and warnings about certain foods that will disturb your body's distribution of the Sun's vital rays, indicative by your Sun's zodiac placement (the season of the year in which you were born).

In terms of the Zodiac, the twelve signs represent the Grand Man, and rule the different parts of the body, from head as in Aries, to toe, as in Pisces. Thus, there is a zodiacal rulership over the body and its organs. In terms of Sun signs and rising signs, it represents where disease potential exists. The locations and transits represent how an organ or bowel will be afflicted since these are rotating, dynamic entities. The houses at birth, signify why disorders will manifest.

Inharmonious aspects to the Sun are angles and locations of the other planets in their orbits in relationship to the Sun. They are called afflictions. For example, if the Sun is afflicted by a hard angle to the Moon, the health will be weak, and the rays of the Sun will be on the cold side, the eyesight will suffer.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Vitality, the absorption of prana through the spleen, the immune system, heart function, spine and back, eyesight, individual cellular metabolism, the blood and oxygenation, consciousness.


True Librans are intellectuals, actively seeking knowledge and mental stimulation. They tend to be hard workers, especially after the age of thirty. They have a strong sense of fair play and equity and make good counselors and diplomats. These individuals are good negotiators and are apt to become disturbed when they are around dissension they can not control. Some Librans avoid physical activity and are addicted to luxuries and creature comforts. They also tend to be fond of rich and sugary foods which may result in adrenal fatigue and hypoglycemia.

Each sign rules structural, external and internal relationships. Libra rules the excretory functions through the kidneys and skin. Externally it rules generative and urinary organs, anus, adrenals, and vasomotor system. Structurally, the sign rules the lumbar vertebrae. The pathological tendencies of this sign are lumbago, kidney disease, uremia, polyuria, renal calculi, and edema.

Libra colors are ivory, pink pale green and rose. Turquoise and blue are their benefiting colors. Libra's birthstones are chrysophrase, sapphire, lapis lazuli, and turquoise. These individuals should remember only to wear these stones if they wish to bring that influence into their life. Libra's flowers include roses, daisies, violets, asters, geraniums and orchids.


Cherry plum: Desperate, fear of losing control, dread of doing wrong.

Walnut: Need of stability during major life changes, dislike of emotional or physical states.

HOMEOPATHIC POLYCREST REMEDY: Rhus tox - Used in rheumatism and cutaneous diseases; used in treatment of sore muscles and sciatica.

CELL SALT: Natrum phosphoricum


AROMAS: Chamomile, daffodil, dill, eucalyptus, fennel, geranium, peppermint, pine, spearmint, palmarosa, vanilla.

PHOTOBIOTICS: The Libran kidney weakness should make one careful of uric acid produced by eating animal flesh. They should learn to drink copious quantities of water that has been charged with blue solar rays. Cereals, beans, corn, almonds, and eggs are suitable for their protein. Fresh vegetable juices like cabbage, celery, and cucumber will keep their kidneys clean and functioning. This is the sign of balance and one should avoid sugar and refined foods and intoxicating drinks. Recuperation comes through mental relaxation and a change in scenery.

SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Shoulders, arms

AFFLICTIONS: Anemia; arteriosclerosis, brain disorders, weak eyes/vision; kidney disease, edema; skin disease, eruptions, acne; facial neuralgia, pimples, sores, ulcers; disorders of the shoulders and arms, stiff shoulders; debility.


Your Sun sign indicates constitutional vigor and its elemental quality (fire, air, water, earth), your Moon sign shows the flow of this vital force and your health. The Moon predominates health matters in the female chart, as well as those caught under the influence of its emotional force. A disturbed flow of the vital force, ruled by the Moon, will cause fluctuations in vitality and ultimately disease. Your Moon sign and its aspects shows your instinctive, reflex actions, and your habits (good or bad). Moon patterns are reactions and habits set up in childhood, and become fixed unless acted upon by the individual themselves. Its location, aspects, and afflictions are one of the most important factors to consider in the health chart.

The Moon represents the personal habits, suffering, worry, and disease tendencies. The Moon sign is always very sensitive and represents the weakest part of the body. Operations should not be performed when the Moon is passing through the native's sign. The Moon rules the body's fluids, lymphatics, and the natural power of each organ, including its expulsive or detoxifying powers. Acquired and destructive habits are generally under the influence of the Moon sign. It rules the period of life from one to seven years, when so many destructive habits and health patterns are acquired, as for example from the parents or guardians. It shows what type of habits you may develop and how they affect your health.

Moon diseases today predominate the health chart. The Moon has a special affinity for the eyes and eye disorders, defects and errors of accommodation, putrefaction of the bowels, autointoxication; and disorders or the breasts, womb, and stomach. Moon forces harden and crystallize the body with age. Moon dominated persons are inconstant, restless, changeable, and variable, and succumb easily to infectious illnesses, colds and flu. The Moon rules the stomach. Today we see swollen abdomens due to excessive eating. Full, round bellies with visual defects reflect just how Moon bound and problematic the aspects of this orbital body is in the health astrological chart.

The Moon afflicts other planets and signs by its oppositions and squares. Ill-aspects show an inclination to little or no exercise. The less afflictions in the female nativity, the better a chance of a long and prosperous life. The Moon sign signifies diseases that are acquired after birth, particularly due to indiscretions, bad habits, and emotional proclivities. It rules the natural powers and immunity. Cancer, the malignant disease, is a Moon disease, and is prevalent in our mood-based society of foul language, nasty thoughts, toxic diet, and bad habits.

It should be noted whether the Moon is above the horizon at birth (waxing) or below the horizon at birth (waning). The health will be stronger with the Moon above the horizon, rather than below. Hard aspects (afflictions) are not as strong when the Moon in waxing or increasing in light.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: The Moon rules diseases that are periodic, return time and again, as in epilepsy, vertigo, menstrual problems, swellings, migraine headaches, and gout. Rheumatism is a Moon disease, caused by the retention of wastes in the joints and fascia. Cancer is a Moon disease, caused not only by retention of wastes but also morbid bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Moon diseases today are epidemic, as obesity, lymphatic stasis, tissue puffiness, autointoxication, fungal/zymotic disorders, and worm infestation affect nearly all industrial populations. Moon diseases are accentuated by working under artificial lights or at night, drinking water from underground pipes and/or obtained from recycled wastes, eating devitalized food stored in refrigerators and freezers, breathing stale, foul or polluted air; and eating slaughterhouse meats.

The foods and spices that benefit Moon afflictions are those ruled by the Sun and Mars. The Sun produces fruits and vegetables which when eaten raw and/or fresh, will vitalize the individual and ward off disease. The old adage, fresh is best, aptly applies to the health rules.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Lymphatic system, breasts, mucous membranes, menstruation/fertility/uterus in pregnancy, stomach and alimentary tract.


The night is ruled by the Moon, and the Sun rules the day. The ancient astrologers believed that those born during the day are more ruled by the Sun, whereas those born at night are more ruled by the Moon. Moon activities tend to raise the action of morbid germs, while the electric action of the day tends to destroy them. Night activities are less vitalizing than daytime activities. Females and Moon people tend to suffer more at night when ill. Moon people are more restless, inconstant, and changeable. The Moon rules the personality and lower mind, while the Sun rules the intellect and higher mind. Health tends to return when one begins to "see the light".


The Moon in Capricorn indicates a cold, calculating side to the native's nature. Tact and diplomacy are characteristic, along with a streak of timidity or fear. Their complicated emotional nature must be handled with considerable patience and understanding. They find it hard to relate to those who do not share their opinions and values. They have a tendency to constantly worry and may refuse to admit it or even be aware of it. They have very little feeling for themselves and perhaps none at all for others. It is never very easy for them to express their deepest emotions, to feel relaxed and content inside themselves. Fear of rejection is strong. When it comes to romance and marriage, it may take them a long time to find someone they can love as well as trust. Their complicated emotional nature takes a strong toll on their health, especially if afflicted, and leads to chronic forms of disease.

The physical ailments of this Moon sign are diverse, especially if the Moon is afflicted with hard aspects to Saturn or Mars. This position also has a detrimental effect upon the digestion. The native tends to catch cold easily, accumulates mucus, and has pale skin with a poor complexion. They are prone to obesity and abdominal distention with bloating and belching. Women in this sign are subject to painful and irregular menstruation due to worry and anxiety.

SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Kidneys, knees, thighs.

AFFLICTIONS: Eye trouble, constipation, gall stones, and wounds that tend to heal slowly, backaches and lameness about the knees.

BENEFICIAL FOODS: Mustards, garlic, onion, leeks, watercress, cayenne pepper, olive, sunflower seeds, almonds and walnuts.

FOODS TO AVOID: Dairy products should be avoided as they increase mucus production and phlegm.

RASHI HOMEOPATHIC MIXTURE: Secale cornutum, acid muriaticum, cocculus, ambra grisea, acid nitricum, arsenicum album, ammonium muriaticum.


Mercury, when well placed in the nativity chart, indicates a good and balanced mind. It rules the cerebral hemispheres. Ill-aspected and afflicted, it shows a tendency to various disorders of mental reasoning, bad judgment, nervous disease, and tendency to gamble, swindle, insomnia, and a lack of spiritual calm. The location in the chart shows what body parts may be prone to neuralgia.

Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo, therefore it manifests in diseases related to respiratory and digestive disorders, particularly of nervous origin. Physiologically, Mercury rules the respiration and breath. Mercury afflicted at birth indicates a tendency to shallow breathing. The Hindus believe rhythmic breathing is necessary for direct link between the soul and mind. Unrhythmic breathing severs this connection leading to nervous conditions, those easily influenced by others, proneness to depression, and even insanity. Proper and unregulated breathing beginning in early life leads to a cascade of pathological actions including lack of intellectual development, oxygen deficient blood, tendency to overeat since the diaphragm does not "massage" the stomach due to stifled breathing, lymphatic stasis since breathing opens the lymph channels, and lethargy due to lack of vital force and sluggish pranic currents. Mercury placement indicates much more than the mundane astrology books indicate.

Mercury is considered a neutral planet, in that its transmissions are governed by the aspects to other planets in the chart. When Mercury conjuncts the Sun, the ego is involved; aspected to the Moon, the subconscious and habits; to Jupiter, exaggeration, etc. When Mercury's nervous messages are distorted by the rays of another planet, inaccurate reception of information and inappropriate neural commands are likely. Simply, response does not match stimulus resulting in unbalanced behavior. If the large planets are involved, this can translate into important health consequences.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Mercury's chief influence is on the nerves. In regards to aches and pains, the placement of Mercury in the sign of body rulership shows tendency to affliction when ill-aspected. Thus, Mercury in Aries shows the tendency to headaches, in Taurus a tendency to laryngitis and sore throats, in Gemini chest pains, etc. To offset Mercury afflictions and thus reduce tendency to aches and pains, the native must learn proper and rhythmic breathing. Taking up study of yoga or Chinese Ch'i Kung would be of great benefit.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Nervous system, nervous faculties; breathing, the hands, the touch; organs of speech and hearing.


Mercury in Virgo is exalted, consequently when well-aspected it indicates a clear, logical, scientific mind, and the ability and eloquence to express oneself fluently in a number of languages. These individuals have sharp, analytical abilities. It gives these people comprehensive, discriminating outlooks on life, and conclusions that are usually practical and to the point. When Mercury is afflicted in Virgo it makes these individuals irritable, critical and selfish. People with Mercury in Virgo make excellent dietitians and chemists. They also have unusual dexterity and their curiosity leads them down many paths, mentally as well as physically. This position can indicate hyperinsulinism which means drops in blood sugar, hypoglycemia, and tendency to gain weight. The native should drink adequate amounts of water (6-8 glasses daily), and especially a glass of water when the hunger sensation arises. This can offset those "sugar blues" and ward off excessive eating. The native should also avoid washing with animal based tallow-bar soaps to maintain a good complexion.

SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Head, breast, heart.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Bowel disorders with nervous indigestion, constipation, flatulence and "wind colic", gastroenteritis, diarrhea, obstruction, parasite infection; nervous debility and mental strain, shallow breathing with lack of vitality, an overactive mind; bad complexion; and affections of the heart.

NERVINES: Dill, almonds, celery juice.


From the days of Hippocrates, father of Western medicine (Fifth century B. C.), the ancients emphasized the value of diet and exercise as the prime methods of restoration of health and longevity. The ancient figurines of women, known as the "Venus statues", depict a bottom heavy, obese figure of a woman. Some of these Paleolithic figurines are believed to be more than 20,000 years old. They are found in all areas of Europe, as far away as Russia, and they all show women with huge, fat hips and buttocks. Today, it is known as the "Venus Syndrome", the connection between Venus and the lower body fat, today referred to as "cellulite" - the thickening and laxity of connective tissue beneath the skin, around gelatinous pockets of fat, which traps toxic matter and body wastes.

Venus is the principle of harmony, equilibrium, homeostasis, and thus rules the body's hormonal secretions. The Moon and Venus rule strongly over the affairs and health of women. It rules over all regulatory and secretory functions, especially the female sexual hormones. It rules the chemical composition of the body's fluids, acidity and alkalinity, sodium-potassium balance, and the other mineral ions. The planet is basically benefic in action, but in hard aspect frequently points to numerous little disorders, showing a general relaxation of the system and body tone, but eventually debilitates the native as the years pass. Its afflictions are generally maladies due to indiscretions in diet and habit.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Venus has traditionally been associated with diabetes. Hard aspects to Venus point to lack of homeostasis, lack of tone, congestion and swelling of the body's tissues; cyst formation; and kidney disorders. Venus also rules over the veins and indicates such disorders as varicose veins, hemorrhoids, vascular spiders, etc.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Homeostasis, hormonal balance, ovaries, kidneys, venous system, tissue tone, nutritional functions, skin and complexion.


This position indicates individuals with pure and refined affection, fruitful and congenial marriages, or successful partnerships. It also indicates their ability to express themselves in forms of music, poetry, singing and the fine arts. In a public career, they are likely to associate with philosophical and artistic people. If well aspected, these natives are capable speakers who can be assured of enjoying appreciation from their audiences. This position can indicate kidney disorders in general. The native should drink distilled or reverse osmotic water to keep the kidney's filtration potential clear and clean. Skin disorders are possible due to kidney overload, putting a burden on the sweat glands to excrete toxins. Hot saunas to purge the skin and impurities of the blood are indicated. The native should avoid using tallow based bar soaps as it tends to plug the pores and reduce the elimination of toxins from the sweat.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Diabetes, edema, uremia and kidney disease from gluttony, craving of sweets; skin disorders, sores, ulcers.

ASTRINGENTS/TONICS: Thyme, spearmint.

KARMIC TENDENCIES: Self-indulgence.

SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Head, small intestines.


Mars is known as the "lesser unfortunate", and Saturn is known as the "greater unfortunate", as both are considered malefic planets. The action of Mars is acute and violent, heating, inflammatory, and febrile. Mars rules one's physical energy, expressed as either self-assertiveness and healthy efforts, or aggression and hostility. Mars actions include arousal, erection, and penetration. Mars diseases are traumatic, contagious, burning, blistering, leaving scars, pock marks, and disfigurements. They are diseases that arise from anger, frustration, madness, and wickedness. When Mars is well aspected, it shows a strong constitution, good physical endurance and independence. Natives under strong benefic influence are practical, handle instruments well, and make good surgeons and dentists. When unfavorably aspected, the native is prone to fits of fury, argumentative, and liable to accidents.

Esoterically speaking, Mars, like the Moon, is one of the planets that loses its influence as spiritual faculties are developed. It is a planetary influence where its principal expression - anger - always brings reciprocal negative reactions of the worst kind. To better understand its influence in the native, the house location indicates the external conditions in the life of the native that needs spiritual development. The zodiac sign location of Mars indicates the body's susceptible areas where the negative emotion of anger will raise havoc and disorder.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Inflammations and scars on the body parts ruled by the zodiac sign or house of its placement; alterations in blood chemistry, especially glucose, calcium, magnesium; geloses and myogeloses in muscular tissues; liver torpidity and congestion; genitourinary infections; hypertension and hypertensive headaches, migraine.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Body heat, inflammatory response, adrenal function, formation of hemoglobin and blood clots, digestion of food, muscular activity, glycogen storage and liver function, genitals.


The natives who have Mars in Libra usually possess refined tastes, intuitive minds and an idealistic temperament. When well-aspected, it indicates an ardent nature who is greatly attracted to the opposite sex and therefore inclines to an early marriage. The faculties of perception, observation and clear vision may also be well developed in these individuals. They are enthusiastic lovers of art and beauty and are popular with the public, or in societies of a social or religious nature. This location of Mars is ideal for a lawyer or surgeon and indicates many friends among scientific, religious, philosophic, legal or business people. These people are good strategists, able to accomplish things through diplomacy and charm instead of physical force. If Mars is afflicted, it makes such people very unpopular and subjects them to the opposition and criticism of the community; and to scandal due to unfaithfulness in marriage or business partners. Mars afflicted by Uranus or Saturn is a true sign of separation, broken ties, unsuccessful lawsuits and all things for which the seventh house stands. An afflicted Mars in Libra usually causes kidney or urinary complaints, especially after injury. The native should drink adequate amounts of water (6-8) glasses daily to keep the kidney channels clear and clean.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Diabetes, liver and kidney disease, nephritis; skin eruptions, sores and ulcers related to renal dysfunction; facial neuralgia; back pains; venereal infections, syphilis; itching and burning sensations in the eyes.

ANTIPHLOGISTICS/COOLANTS: Apple juice, passion fruit, mango, feverfew, vervain.

VULNERARIES: Comfrey, eucalyptus.

KARMIC TENDENCIES: Death by assassination; given to sensual pleasures.

SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Feet, kidneys, sex organs, skin.


When favorably aspected, Jupiter shows one's tendency to benevolence and jovial disposition. These natives are courteous, refined, law abiding, and honorable. When adversely aspected, it denotes lawlessness, self-indulgence, carelessness in meeting obligations, and gluttony which results in ill-health.

Medically, Jupiter in the natal chart rules the liver, the main organ for balance and detoxification, reception of the intestinal portal circulation, and control of fat utilization. Thus, Jupiter rules fat metabolism. It rules the arterial blood, and the functions of digestive assimilation, especially in regards to the liver. Jupiter also rules the adrenals and the storage of glycogen, and thus has influence over the stamina and muscular power. The placement of Jupiter points to those herbs and dietetics that will best suit the native for detoxification and periodic cleansing of the bowels and thus the liver.

Although Jupiter by nature is benefic, it has a malefic influence when in hard aspect to the Sun, Moon or Ascendant; and in the sixth house. Most of its maladies are accentuated by indiscretions in diet leading to blood disorders, toxicity, and fatty accumulations.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Obesity, toxicity, hypertension, abdominal fullness, diseases from "high living", stroke, hemorrhagic diseases, jaundice.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Liver functions, especially detoxification and glycogen storage, production of urea and bile; fat metabolism; blood and arterial system; growth hormone.


Jupiter in Virgo indicates a cautious, analytical and practical nature with a faculty for discrimination. A well-aspected Jupiter indicates success with employees who will be faithful and loyal. It also indicates prosperity through professional vocations. If Jupiter is afflicted it indicates a cynical and critical disposition, mistrustful of others and therefore liable to losses through employees. Such people usually do not succeed in business and they will find it extremely difficult to obtain or keep a position until spiritual lessons are fulfilled. These natives are prone to disorders of digestion, the liver and bowels.

SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Kidneys, knees.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Bowel disease with weak digestion and diarrhea from dietary indiscretions, parasite infection; congested lungs; liver toxicity and congestion from high living; abscess of the liver or bowels; impure blood, jaundice.

LIVER CLEANSING: Milk thistle (silybum marianum) tea or tincture on an empty stomach; banana smoothies; beet juice.


In Greek, Saturn is known as "kronos", from which our word "chronic" is taken. Permanent disease is signified by the placement of Saturn in the chart, and its course and attack by the motion of other planets. Its action signifies binding, crystallizing, cold, dry, hardening, depleting, obstructing, retarding, and suppressing. The afflictions of Saturn are for prolonged periods, whereas Mars afflicts more acutely, for short periods.

Saturn's placement in the chart is associated with the solid matter of one's body, ruling all dense components and processes. Saturn in any part of the horoscope is considered an affliction to the zodiac sign, house, and parts of the body so ruled. It tends to weaken and make one more liable to disease, and the sign and parts ruled are usually considered the most vulnerable, even to cause death through disease and malignancy. Those parts ruled at birth by Saturn indicate reduced nerve and energy supply, insufficient oxygenation, accumulation of tissue acids, and thus fibrositis, myositis, and rheumatism. The planet Saturn indicates subnormal conditions by inhibition, retention, and suppression. The medical astrologers at the turn of the century stated that carcinoma is most liable to occur in that part ruled by the sign that Saturn is in at birth. Saturn also has rulership over the blood's clotting factors, the parathyroids, and calcium metabolism.

Saturn's afflictions come from lack of self control, spiritual development, and materialistic tendencies. When manifested negatively, Saturn's principle action is quite simply fear. The hard aspects indicate opportunity to come to terms with a specific kind of fear. The type of fear is indicated by Saturn's aspects (conjunct, square or opposition) to the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury or Venus.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Typical Saturnine problems are chronic skin complaints, stiffness of the joints and muscles, deformity; dental problems; deafness; depression; slowed atrophy and functioning of the body's processes; scleroses of the body's tissues, rheumatism from accumulated tissue wastes in the sign or house of the nativity chart.

Subluxations of the spine are partial dislocations of the vertebra which impinge and put pressure on the nerves passing through them, shutting off nerve supply and causing irritation and pain leading to disease. Along the lines of chiropractic philosophy, health is maintained by a correctly aligned spine that requires periodic adjustments by manipulative therapy. Palpation and X-ray discover these deviations but your astrological chart can identify weak areas that will be chronically affected. Each sign of the zodiac, and malefics placed in them, tend to afflict the vertebra, especially the vertebra ruled by the sign in which Saturn is found at birth. Such subluxations tend to be the major one throughout life. For example, the sign Libra rules the kidneys and if Saturn is here at birth, the 10th, 11th, 12th dorsals, and 1st lumbar will be afflicted the most, and this is known before examination. From a chiropractic or osteopathic standpoint, the emphasis of treatment should be in the area where Saturn was afflicting at birth as this area will show stasis, restrictions, stiffness, and congestion.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Skin, bone and joints, teeth, hearing, ossicification.


Natives with Saturn in Cancer may find it hard to express themselves, yet they give reliable judgment and if Saturn is favorably aspected, they gain through investment. This Saturn placement favors economy and home comfort, and indicates a religious tendency. When afflicted it causes feelings of dissatisfaction, resulting in many changes of residence and pursuits. The nature is somewhat fretful, and there is anxiety and sorrow connected with the parents and attachments formed in childhood. Relationships with young children and women are apt to be inhibited. It denotes difficulties at the close of life, unless the native sets out to attain his or her spiritual unfoldment.

This position indicates a weak stomach, which usually causes chronic indigestion and malnutrition, but which can be relieved by moderating starches, condiments and eliminating dead flesh foods from the diet. The native should pay close attention to the nutrients vitamin B-12 and iron as they are prone to weak blood if not anemia. Digestive aids and enzymes can alleviate poor digestion and gastric complaints, bloating, and poor assimilation.

SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Kidneys, belly, sex organs.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Gastric and digestive complaints, achlorhydria, abnormal appetite, craving for sweets, flatulence, bad breath; full and swollen breasts; congested lungs, labored breathing, asthma; uterine complaints, genital disorders; gall stones; cancer, esp. breasts; skin disease; sea sickness; prone to scleroses of the body's tissue; deficiency of stomach acid (HCl) leading to improper digestion of proteins and intestinal putrefaction; poor quality bile, gall stones; parasite infection.

COUNTERACTING STIMULANTS: Chicory, lemon. (Lemon juice with water is an excellent detoxifier for this placement).

RULING VERTEBRA: 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th dorsals.

KARMIC TENDENCIES: Death by drowning (afflicting the Moon) or at sea (afflicting the Sun or Ascendant).


Uranus rules your electrical life breath, and thus your avenues for personal as well as societal freedom. It indicates potential for originality of thought and expression, yet its energy is not accessible to much of humanity at this time. In society it rules the apparently radical ideas and people that are years ahead of their time. They lead to revolutionary events that upset established structures. The Aquarian age of which we are now entering is ruled by Uranus. Its cycle began with the discovery of electricity which it rules and is now interconnecting everyone on the planet with a synthetic telepathy.

Karmically, all aspects of the personal planets - Mercury, Venus, Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, or the Ascendant - indicate areas of life where there is a strong urge for freedom of expression without restraint and the need for constant stimulation and excitement. This planet also represents the capacity to be high-strung, excitable, and temperamental. The motives of Uranus thus represent the purpose of radically repolarizing an individual's past lives, and open one up to new experience either through stimulating, shocking, and even traumatic crises to find new ways of living. People who are ruled by Uranus are lovers of freedom, rebellious at least restraint, intuitive and inventive. They are aviators, high level mechanics, or deal directly with electricity. It also tends towards erratic behavior and can make people irritable and brusque in manner.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Skin, bone and joints, teeth, hearing, ossicification. Uranus rules all the rhythmic processes of the body. It rules the movement of the whole digestive tract from mouth to anus. Thus, the common symptom of its afflictions are spasmodic manifestations and disrupted rhythms - muscles spasms, shock, cramp, strictures, ruptures, paroxysms, and contortions.


Uranus in Gemini indicates the native is versatile with mental powers indicating originality, intuition and ingenuity. If Uranus is favorably aspected, success may come from electronics, aviation, science, metaphysics, and astrology. The native is alert, progressive, readily grasps new ideas, and is broad minded. When Uranus is afflicted, the mind is eccentric, and changes from one issue to another without any definite logic. Adverse aspects also indicate conflicts with brothers, sisters and neighbors, and liability to accident while on short journeys. The native is apt to be disliked in their domestic environment.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Active mind; spasmodic chest pains, abnormal breathing with nervousness, bronchitis, emphysema, hacking cough, asthma; heart affections; cramps and muscular spasms in the arms and shoulders; weakened digestion; colds with hard, dry cough.

ANTISPASMODICS: Dill, fennel, marjoram.

KARMIC TENDENCIES: Sudden illness or accident of the shoulders, arms, hands, or lungs.


Neptune takes approximately 164 years to orbit the zodiac, taking about 13 years in each sign. Its position is a kind of cultural expression manifesting itself with imaginative and creative faculties of a generation. Its location points to a common spiritual destiny shown by the sign that it occupies. As one gets older, new generations may then seem strange in style, cultural or artistic expression, something not innately understood by the native.

People with an afflicted Neptune should always be on guard for deception, trickery, and fraud. Since each one's life is the outcome of former living, afflictions of Neptune offer ready channels where enemies from past lives or evil spirits can gain entry into our sacred temple. Forewarned is forearmed and confrontations can be stepping stones upward in life, or misery leading to drug abuse and apathy. Afflictions to Neptune may also indicate a previous life of extreme asceticism where the physical body was ignored or neglected leading to a leaky aura in this life. The corroborating symptoms are tiredness and need for a lot of sleep. There is also susceptibility to tuberculosis as Neptune is the ruler of this disease. Sunlight counteracts the tubercular diathesis and helps to harden and anneal an etheric body with a leaky aura. Likewise, a favorably aspected Neptune may let one drone away one's time, neglecting valuable opportunities offered for soul growth by following the deceptive lines of least resistance. Neptune rules illusion and abstract thinking, as well as those areas of life where conditions are not always what they seem.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Neptune's placement in the natal chart points to conditions which are difficult to diagnose, or are wrongly diagnosed. It has rulership over the aura and etheric body. Its afflictions denote laxity and weakness of the vital force, and subnormal conditions, as lack of development, undersized body or organs. Its placement in the chart and hard aspects has a strong rule over wasting of tissues leading to decay and disintegration. Its pathological manifestations are lethargy, drug abuse, intoxication, and general lack of tone throughout the body.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Pineal gland, appendix, right-brain function.


Neptune in Libra, when well aspected, gives a musical, poetic or artistic temperament. It indicates a native of a highly spiritual nature which gives the native great comfort and satisfaction. When Neptune is afflicted in Libra, there is a tendency to be part of clandestine, unconventional and illegitimate relations, either of the native or of the partner, according to the nature of the planetary aspects to Neptune. It also indicates a weak and over-emotional nature which fosters the dislike of those in their domestic environment. Marriage or business partnerships may have to be dissolved by litigation with loss to the native.


HERBAL STIMULANTS: Cinnamon, curry.


Just as your Sun sign represents your true identity in this life, Pluto's house represents an old pattern of identity from the past. It is a past pattern of life that is carried over into this life. We can say that Pluto's house is that area of life where complete regeneration is needed. Compulsive behavior and even ruthlessness needs to be transformed into willful intentions yielding great powers of perception and insight into the subtle forces of life. Plutonian people can make great healers simply by touch or vision.

The aspects of Pluto to other planets gives an indication as to how that transformation can bring new understanding and regeneration. Whether the aspect is "hard" as in square or opposition, or "easy" as in a trine or sextile, determines whether one has an innate knowing, or will meet some hard karmic destiny. There is an enormous potential for power by discovering those fields of experience in the house of Pluto. It heals when it is tapped.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Medically, Pluto's energy is concerned with eliminative processes, both physical and spiritual. The energy represented by Pluto is life-giving and cleansing. Pluto's transits are said to destroy the old forms in order to bring in the new. It's pathological manifestations are abscesses, malignancies, ulcers, and poisonous bites.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Reproduction, defecation, expulsion of waste matter.


Pluto in any sign always represents fundamental change, upheavals, and drastic transformations. Pluto's period in Leo was from 1938-1957. Leo rules kings and representatives in government. These children grew up in rebellion either born during the war years or shortly thereafter. The idea of self-sufficiency bloomed later in these children, returning to the earth, living in communes and counterculture societies with a basic distrust of the establishment. Pluto in Leo also marked the period of atomic energy, which is ruled by Pluto. For the first time in recent history, man witnessed the atomic bomb. A worldwide power struggle followed in the form of a cold war.



The first house and the sign that rules this house, is also known as the Ascendant or rising sign, or that zodiac point which is actually crossing against the horizon at the exact time of your birth. It denotes your outer personality and physical constitution. The Ascendant is about interaction with you and the environment, the meeting point between the individual and the external world. Its sign denotes the animal heat and corporeal vigor. The planet ruling the sign of the Ascendant is considered one of the principal ruling planets of the horoscope. First house placement is so important, that the degree of the sign rising is treated as though it were a planet with regards to aspects with other planets and with regards to pinpointing details of the health chart of the native - his/her mind, body, strength, diseases subject to, etc. The sign on the Ascendant denotes the body's conductance or resistance to the inflow of prana or vital energy. It is conducted best by fire and air signs; and resistant if the rising sign is of water or earth elements.

In every sense the first house should be called the native's personality as it shows what is on the surface, how you appear to others, how the world sees you or what we call the native. Thus the horoscope is also called the nativity chart. Outsiders are attracted to you by this sign. It accounts for those glaring contradictions we find in human behavior. You may feel yourself as sexy, yet it is not picked up by others or appears that way due to your rising sign's influence, and vice versa. It explains why some people are forever getting in trouble or attracting trouble through no intentions of their own. When the first house contains no planets, it means individuality is not a matter of personal concern, these individuals accept themselves "as is". If the first house contains one or more planets, then the native is consciously concerned about some aspect of his identity. There is some dynamic or hang-up that needs resolution, karmically speaking.

Planets in the first house indicate the native is aggressive and strives to be "first" denoted by the planet or planets posited. These individuals usually have a difficult time resting and relaxing their bodies which they need to learn in order to insure good health. First house people tend to be individualists with a forceful drive and ambition in life.

The first house shows the organic elements, the physiological factors, and the physical characteristics which determine the strength and resistance of the body. The Ascendant and the first house represents the "original impulse of individual being", or the self as a particular vibration and rhythm, and the unique soul destiny of the individual. It indicates essentially the type of experience through which he/she will best discover who they are. The zodiacal sign on the Ascendant normally tells us the "dharma" of the individual, the central potentiality which the conscious person is seeking to actualize. If there are planets in the first house they indicate the kinds of functions which will be most valuable in the process of discovery of one's authentic being. Thus, the planets and the first house ruling planet show the way to impel performance of specific acts.

One can often discover what zodiacal sign was rising at birth (if time of birth is not known) by studying a person's facial features and expression. The head symbolizes the essential character of the individual. The head is ruled by the first house. The first house rules the body form, constitution, and temperament. The physical appearance, strength and vitality, weight, height, color of hair and eyes, etc. are largely determined by the rising sign, degree rising on the cusp, etc. The position of the first house ruler and planets rising modifies these features. The zodiacal sign ascending denotes the part of the body more liable to affliction from external causes such as trauma and infection.

The benefics, Jupiter and Venus, in the first house at birth indicate a good constitution, whereas the malefics, Saturn and Mars, denote scars, birthmarks, moles and defects of the head. This house at birth, and by direction, signifies all diseases of the head, face, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. This house is closely associated with the feelings, sensations, emotions, manners, passions, and dispositions of the native. In this regards, it explains why the Sun sign does not reflect all the features of the native, and why the Ascendant and the Moon sign are of equal importance in the analysis of the health horoscope.

Regarding the compatibility of healer and patient, the rising sign in each natal map should be in harmony, belonging to the same triplicity, that is in trine or sextile to each other. If the patient has Aries on the Ascendant at birth, his/her healer should also have a fire sign on the Ascendant, as in Leo or Sagittarius. If the healer employed has Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn on the Ascendant it would tend to be adverse, if not in results, certainly in relationship and cooperation. The sextile and trines naturally tend to inspire confidence and faith between healer and patient.

AFFLICTIONS: Head and face, endocrine disturbances which affect the mental states, brain tumors, high fevers, meningitis, migraines.


EMPOWERMENT COLORS: White, pink, red, champagne


A Scorpio Ascendant indicates individuals who are emotionally oriented with strong will power and likely to have strong physiques. Their emotions are apt to be hidden while they appear friendly and rather quiet. They are prone to use caustic words and sarcasm. They have an ability to draw on hidden sources of raw energy to attain their goals. These individuals generally possess good vitality, especially if the Sun and Moon are well aspected. They have robust constitutions and are prone to enjoy the sexual side of life. These individuals also have remarkable recuperative powers and recover from physical or mental illness quickly. This Ascendant tends to indicate a good structure and keen, penetrating eyes, and a square jaw. It indicates potential for afflictions to the head and face as well as illnesses affecting the reproductive organs. Excretion is a function of Scorpio's rulers Pluto and Mars, thus they tend to burn wastes out of the system by fevers, infections and inflammation.

The rising sign is divided into thirds, or 3 "decanates", which have a powerful influence over the appearance and form of your body. The sign is simply divided into three 10 aspects as follows: 0-10 first decanate, 11-20 second decanate, and 21-30 third decanate. Each decanate is ruled over by a planet. The first ten degrees is ruled over by the indigenous sign ruler, the second takes on the qualities of the next elemental ruler, and the third the successive element sign ruler. Thus, the first decanate of Aries is ruled by its Mars, the second takes on the qualities of Leo, and the third would combine the qualities of Aires and Sagittarius, and so on throughout the zodiac. Simply locate the first house on your natal chart and note which degree is rising in the sign listed. This gives you your decanate. If in the last few degrees of the sign, e.g. 26 or more, you would also take on characteristics of the first decanate of the following sign.

FIRST DECANATE APPEARANCE: Scorpio people can be both thick-set and short, or tall, lithe and attenuated. The features in this decanate are often aquiline (eagle like), the brows are prominent and the eyes intense in their gaze, the mouth close-set, the chin full and determined, and high cheek-bones. The hips are usually narrow.

KEYWORDS: Passionate, self-willed, domineering, mystery loving, courageous.

SECOND DECANATE APPEARANCE: The Pisces decanate gives a more small, sensitive face with fishy eyes, rather than the shrewdness of Scorpio.

KEYWORDS: Jovial, religious, sympathetic.

THIRD DECANATE APPEARANCE: The Cancer decanate gives a more wide and short face and nose, not long and aquiline of the true Scorpio. The hands and feet are slender and well shaped.

KEYWORDS: Imaginative, fertile, domestic, emotional.

EMPOWERMENT COLORS, GEMS, FRAGRANCES: Browns, reds, mahogany, grays; kunzite, spinel, quartz; cardamom, pine, thyme, ylang-ylang.


NORMERGIC TENDENCIES: Generally of good vitality if not afflicted (especially the Sun and Moon well aspected), robust constitution, active mind.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Venereal disease, syphilis; fleshy body with swelling; brings disease on oneself through anger, folly, rash acts; catarrhal disease, tonsillitis, obesity, hemorrhoids, weakened digestion, flatulence; heart disease. General ill-health if the Ascendant is afflicted by the malefics.

KARMIC TENDENCIES: Lives through serious illnesses (especially if the Sun and Moon are well aspected); given to sexual lust.


The second house rules material matters, property, wealth or poverty, etc. It denotes the level of acquisitiveness as a driving force, or the level of greed for power and wealth. This tends to affect the native's homeostasis since possessions are related to the value placed on food and nutrition, habits in acquiring food and other immediate necessities of life. The pituitary gland, which controls all endocrine glands, falls under this house.

The belief or realization for those so gifted, adds another dimension to understand second house questions. One's tendencies, faculties, and karma produced from past lives and carried over into the present rests with the concept of management, that is, intelligent use of one's inheritance, possessions, artistic talents, or even inventions. The second house can show the mere fact of ownership in today's essentially "unspiritual society", or one who lives according to spiritual values and surrenders to mankind assets to promote human evolution. It shows then if a person can advance beyond the traditional use of possessions, or is acting merely as an agent for the "ghosts of karma" (Geg in Tibetan), with a life filled by ancestors, driven by socio-religious hatreds and fears.

When no planets occupy this house, it indicates the native does not see money as a major issue in life. With planets in this house, the affairs of other houses which those planets rule are brought to bear influence on the matter of obtaining money. For example, if Saturn is in your second house, tenth house matters, such as your profession, is where the money will easily flow from.

People with planets in the second house have overwhelming desires to prove their self-worth, establish themselves in society by big factors as indicated by the house rulers outlined above. For example, if the Moon is in the second house, fourth house matters like the home are important and the native will desire a big home or big family. After having established their nest eggs, (with the personal planets Venus, Moon, Mars, Jupiter placed in this house) gluttony is not uncommon. The native will also learn the karmic problem of this house - happiness is the one thing that cannot be bought.

AFFLICTIONS: Problems with homeostasis - blood and electrolyte changes, intake of nutrients - diabetes, obesity, hypoglycemia; disorders arising from vaccination.


EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Green, lemon, citrine, brown


The second house shows how the native earns money from his/her own efforts and from what resources. Sagittarius ruling the second house indicates those who are as concerned about spiritual values as material values. These individuals are quite independent and many have their own businesses as they would prefer to work for themselves. They have a special desire to make it on their own. When these individuals become successful they are very generous. They should take care, as there is the potential to waste money.


This house sign indicates a strong need for money in order to make a stable home and family situation. This position indicates gain by employment, through occupations connected with public affairs, by dealing with liquids and other commodities, and by catering to the wants of the ordinary. It also denotes money derived from the mother or her side of the family, from women, or from inferiors through the employment of labor. If well-aspected to Saturn it gives thrift and prudence in money matters. When favorably aspected to the Sun, Jupiter or Venus, great wealth may be amassed. When adversely aspected, it is a true significator of fluctuating finances.

PSYCHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Moon in the second house indicates that money or personal assets represent emotional security for these natives. If well aspected, the native has good business ability, especially in real estate, and dealing with food or home items. Without discipline, the native may be impulsive and go on spending sprees as a means of emotional consolation.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Sore throat, swollen neck and glands; puffy or bloated neck.


Puffy, bloated neck: Stuck ideas and fixed attitudes. The resolution is to open your mind to new concepts and ideas.

Lymphatic Stasis: A warning that the mind needs to be focused on the essentials of life.

MOON opposite SATURN

Moon opposite Saturn is one of the signatures of sorrow, melancholy and worry. There is an atmosphere of gloom which brings about delays and disappointments in every department of life. Such a person will experience difficulties from people and things signified by Saturn, such as parents, and experience an element of poverty all through life. The native may make more enemies than friends and become subject to slander and scandal, resulting in bitterness and selfishness. It also may also imply that these individuals have learned their lessons and as a consequence may find themselves in easier circumstances. The adverse aspect of Saturn opposing the Moon is bad for the health, particularly in a woman's horoscope. It indicates obstructions of the female functions. In the man's horoscope, marriage may be denied or there may be the death of the marriage partner. The general tendency is obstruction of everything connected with the houses and signs wherein they are placed in the horoscope.

KARMIC LESSON: Fear of expressing what one truly is; fear of criticism, of being wrong, or of inadequacy which often leads to inhibitions. One must take risks in self-expression or new modes of life in order to truly realize what one is capable of doing. One's self image must be transformed into new ways for achievements and strengths, rather than reliving past errors, faults, or limitations.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Susceptibility to parasites; lack of oxygenation due to insufficient breathing and tidal aeration of the lungs; spinal disorders and subluxations; speech impediment; skin disease - dry skin, flaking, scaling, eczema; diseases due to anguish, anorexia; bone disease; digestive diseases, achlorhydria, catarrhal diseases; pernicious anemia; a cold constitution and general ill-health; sluggish peristalsis/constipation; rheumatism; peculiar symptoms when diseased; cramping and irritability before menstruation (PMS), scanty or irregular flow.

NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiencies of calcium, bioflavonoids (vitamin P), vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B-12.

BENEFICIAL FOODS: Yogurt, broccoli, turnip greens, citrus fruits, bananas, oranges.

KARMIC TENDENCIES: Death by accident (by falls, contusions, from heights); death by drowning (in water signs Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces); trampled to death by mob violence (Saturn occidental at birth in a fixed sign); secret sorrows, melancholy, selfishness, miserliness, a mean disposition (especially in females).


Moon square Neptune indicates a negative nature and one apt to become the prey of others. The domestic life is apt to be confused, the home environment unclean and unstable. This aspect indicates a weak and leaking aura. The vitality is easily sapped by others. These individuals tend to be dreamy and often oversleep. These natives should get regular doses of pure sunlight to anneal and harden their auras. They should learn direct thinking and avoid daydreaming by practicing yoga, ch'i kung, Tai-Ch'i, or other meditative arts.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Susceptibility to parasites; lymphatic stasis; obesity; lowered vitality and resistance, vagotonia. This aspect indicates allergies to drugs and narcotics; weakened digestion, craving for sugar, prone to drink, fond of feasting; mental chaos, nervous strain, a negative nature or psychosis requiring care or institutionalization; shallow breathing;alcoholism, drug abuse/addiction; psychosomatic ailments; extreme sensitivity to drugs; female infections, vaginitis, leucorrhea, cystitis, genital itching; lymphatic stasis, cancer, leukemia.

NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiencies of potassium, pantothenic acid, riboflavin; protein-salt overload, the native benefits by drinking distilled or reverse osmotic water and avoiding salt.

BENEFICIAL FOODS: Peanuts, bananas, oranges, spinach, mushrooms.

KARMIC TENDENCIES: Unnatural and chaotic behaviors and appetites, given to sensual pleasures.


Astrology speaks of the third house as that of brothers and sisters, and close relatives. It actually means the earliest newborn environment and of one's grown relationship to it. The relationship of the child to his/her environment is basic and substantial in the formation of his/her character, and of responses to life. The third house refers to the early environment and to persons who acted within it - close relatives, guardians, siblings, etc. It also shows in the child "coming to terms" which is at first entirely unconscious and instinctual, later becoming the foundation for human intelligence, and consciousness.

No planets in the third house means response in a natural fashion. One or more planets in the third house indicates a self-conscious need to express thoughts. It may sometimes indicate speech difficulties. The native is often asked too often to help other people, brothers and sisters. The disease of "other people" can lead to great frustrations and nervous stress. These individuals need to learn to say no, take regular breaks in peace and quiet, take short naps after lunch, etc. for the health to improve.

Malefic planets in this house tend toward mental instability and chaos unless well aspected. It shows traumatic experiences such as child abuse, fights with siblings, rebellion, etc. What differentiates this house from its opposite, the ninth house, is that of experiences involving direct personal contact with the close environment of the individual, resulting in habits and proclivities. It indicates physical actions, and transportation, especially within your immediate environment. Benefics in this house, when well aspected, indicate a well balanced mind. It rules the fingers, hands, chest, lungs, the lower mind and wakefulness.

AFFLICTIONS: Disturbed breathing rhythms, reduced vitality, lack of oxygenation, nervous tension, mental instability.


EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Yellow, indigo, white with red


The third house deals with the native's immediate speaking, writing, and communications audience in his/her immediate work or professional environment. Capricorn ruling the third house indicates individuals whose early education may have been limited. These individuals may find school and work laborious when they are young. As they become adults education and menial tasks usually become easier for them. The native's words are carefully chosen for maximum impact, and they can be harsh if not sarcastic. There is the possibility that these natives may have problems with their sight, hearing, speech or thought processes.


The fourth house is said to have two basic meanings - the soil or secure foundation in which man is rooted; and the "heart" or fundamental rhythm of the individual self. It is indeed the Nadir of the chart, the midnight point of consciousness, where "God-experience" can be had. The vertical line of the birth chart - Zenith to Nadir - points upwards to the sky (Zenith) and downward through the spinal column at the center of the globe. Unity comes by centering one's "Hara" or vital energy with that of the Earth.

Its sign and planets refer to the kind of feeling which spontaneously mobilizes and directs the energies of the organism, often called "gut feeling". The Ascendant tells who we are, while the Nadir shows what we are, at least potentially, where we stand. It is the power implied in "being a person", yet in today's global economy it is basically conditioned, if not entirely determined, by socio-cultural patterns and media manipulation, rather than by ancestral family values. Thus it indicates the beginning as well as the end of various cycles in the native's life, including old age, the end of life and death, the various conditions which affect the close of life, its diseases, worries, wealth or poverty, etc. The nature of the end of life will be told by the planets in this house, and the sign on which the cusp begins the part or organ where the complaint will lie.

If there are no planets in the fourth house, the native accepts his background and family and makes the best of it. If there are one or more planets in the fourth house, then conscious attention is directed towards his background. He/she has reasons to question, if not doubt family matters. Some may have unfortunate liabilities to overcome before they make headway in life. Malefics in this house can indicate early childhood traumas which are best recalled and cleared by past life regression. Neurosis can result from repressed anger. Parental attitudes and conditioning have led to unhealthy if not neurotic habits. All these matters of childhood trauma and abuse are judged by the fourth house.

At the biological level, the fourth house symbolizes the acquirement of nutrients to satisfy basic physiologic needs to meet daily routines and obstacles. It is the energy needed for intercellular exchanges and for adjusting the body to changes in temperature and the demands of the physical environment. It rules over the body water, interstitial fluid, and lymphatic environment. In a mentally and emotionally developed person, one's personal power (Hara) is available for self-expression and social contact. In an undeveloped or immature being, confusion sets in with mixed impulses carried over from previous lives and those values family and society has forced upon the individual. This results in oral fixations, hormonal imbalances, lymphatic stasis and obesity. It is a being out of rhythm, breathless, confused and never satiated.

This house rules the breasts, lungs, stomach; inheritance; the birthplace and home place; the mother in the male chart and father in the female chart. Benefics in this house at birth indicate that the native should live in his native homeland, if possible, for insured good health and fortune, leading to a happy end of life. Malefics here point to a short life of the mother or father, according to the sex of the horoscope; disease, distress, and worry in old age.

AFFLICTIONS: Oral fixations, overeating, nutritional disturbances, obesity, anorexia; diseases of the stomach, breasts, and lungs.


EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Silver, green, russet, brown


The fourth house is the area of private concerns, emotional security and how we inwardly feel about ourselves. If there are no planets in this house, there are generally no problems in the way these individuals accept themselves. The cusp on this house shows the general tempo of the subjective self. Aquarius ruling the fourth house indicates that these natives view themselves as a radical departures from the norm with license to pursue their own independence. They are apt to be gifted in some way. Their relationships with the family are apt to be eccentric and as a rule there is probably something out of the ordinary and unusual about their childhood or home environment. These individuals are apt to live in a different place or area than the one in which they were brought up. The close of life is apt to be unusual and the native may desire to be cremated.


At its highest potential, the fifth house shows the exteriorized power and a projected vision originating from a realm that is "super personal". The person thus becomes an agent for some great collective consciousness or planetary, evolutionary purpose. He/she becomes a lens through which light is condensed and brought into focus, at which point power can operate and work can be performed. This creative process, work, and its products are conditioned by the nature and temperament of the person. The person acts strictly as an individual. To the extreme, he/she expects results that will bring fame, prestige, and ego-satisfaction.

The fifth house is the area of experiences which are essentially the outcome of emotions, as distinguished from gut feelings of the fourth house. Feelings are spontaneous reactions, whereas emotions seek an exteriorization, or "moving out" with synchronous organic changes and muscular movements. The fifth house is associated with gambling in any form, for money, business ventures, romance, etc. whenever one follows hunches, inner frustrations, or imagination.

Traditionally, the fifth house is considered to the be the section of the birth chart (radix) referring to love affairs, versus a seventh house marriage. Fruitful signs and planets here denote many children, barrens signs and planets here tend to deny children. This house rules the back, spine, liver, stomach, appetites, loves affairs and sexual appetites. This house is said by some to rule the soul.

Each house of the radix refers to power and unfoldment, as well as some great test of the developing individual. The zodiac sign on the cusp of this house and planets within should give the student of astrology clues as to the best way in which he or she can solve problems creatively. The Chinese character for danger, also means opportunity, depending solely on one's perspective and ability to be creative. The test of the fifth house is that of isolation, or emergence as a unique and valuable human being. The test of the second house is that of ownership and possessions. In the third house it is thought and how to handle ideas to approach challenges of one's environment. The fourth house test is that of stability. The fifth is creative self-expression.

No planets in this house means the native has little attraction to fifth house matters. He/she can take gambling or leave it. One or more planets in this house shows the native has a natural interest in art, pleasure, children, romance, or gambling. These natives may feel a great need for love. Their ailments can come from chaotic affairs leading to frustrated and fragmented lives. The root cause is insecurity. Naturally, the houses ruled by the planets in the fifth house contribute and inspire all fifth house creativity.

AFFLICTIONS: Heart disease (with malefics in this house), overeating, egomania, spinal disorders, liver problems, arteriosclerosis, hypertension.


EMPOWERMENT COLORS: White, gold, green, red

PISCES on the 5th HOUSE

The fifth house is where the ego extends into so-called pleasurable pursuits. Pisces ruling the fifth house indicates those who indulge in secret romance or become the victim as such. They are very sentimental in affairs of the heart to the point of disillusionment. Relations with children are apt to be idealized or unreal.


The sixth house implies a crisis of perception, the period of personal readjustment, the time in one's life when one is forced to realize what he/she has done and whether success has come to rest or to haunt. Once a work is completed, the composer is often painfully aware of how it could have been produced better. A person's inner worth is often revealed when faced with experiences and periods of inadequacy, frustration, or defeat. These crises take their toll upon the body, require guts and fortitude, and great reserves of vitality. This house represents fundamentally, everything that deals with personal crises, the way to best meet them, and the direction of personal growth and transformation. The sixth house is somewhat karmic in nature by its perception or reason for duties, debts, and obligations.

The sixth house is known as the "house of health" and the sign on the cusp of this house indicates which body parts and organs prone to disease and affliction. Illness may be the direct result of some defeat of the vital energies unable to cope with a challenge to grow stronger, or an attempt by the soul to show a need for a revision in attitude. The sixth house shows a response of the individual to a social situation. Also, as a patient, one should not consult with a doctor whose natal Saturn is in the sixth house of the native, as one will find incompatibility or may even be poisoned by medication.

Natives with planets in this house may have a lack of self-esteem, be plagued by guilt, or seek the approval of others. All these negative emotions affect the health with nerve related ailments, blood sugar problems, and intestinal disorders.

Benefic planets ruling this house or planets in this house show better health, while malefics afflict the mind and body. The sixth house in a broad sense governs disease, especially if there are planets in it at birth. It particularly rules the abdomen, belly and intestines, food affecting conditions of health, healers and physicians. The sixth house also rules aunts and uncles, servants, persons in employ, kindred on the father's side, small animals and pets of the native.

AFFLICTIONS: Hereditary diseases, general ill-health; abdominal disease.


EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Black, amber, scarlet, brown, dark blue


The sixth house deals with careers, routines, and health. The native's obligations to others as well as himself/herself appear in this house. Work will prove to be demanding and there is the tendency that the native may become a workaholic and concentrate much energy on his/her job. In this house of food the native is prone to "eat on the go". These people may get hungry suddenly, and for this reason are prone to eat many convenience foods, as they have no patience for preparation. As a result their health suffers. This sign also indicates a craving for protein and the native may eat too much meat. Eating fast also paves the way for putrefaction from undigested food. These individuals must learn to chew food slowly and thoroughly.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Disorders and weakness in the head and those parts ruled by Aries - brain, cerebral nerves, mouth, hair, skull, blood vessels of the cranium, upper jaw; high blood pressure, skin rashes, fevers; putrefaction, dysbiosis, autointoxication; lymphatic stasis.

FOOD ALLERGY TENDENCIES: Allspice, barbecued and spicy foods, fried foods, garlic, ginger, onion, radish, tea, wine. These foods should be checked by electroacupuncture, bioneutralizer, applied kinesiology, or by cytotoxic testing.


The seventh house is closely related to the sign Libra, and thus marriage and partnership, the husband in a female nativity, and the wife in a male nativity are also related. This house shows the test of functional cooperation and participation between individual and society. Function suggests purpose, both inherent and potential, in man or woman. Purpose is only revealed as one operates within the group or global economy. It is the field of human experience that the person can be most basically transformed and can gain freedom. Planets in this house reveal compelling pressures and motives for destiny. In such cases, individuals may find themselves driven to enter into certain types of relationships as part of their destiny.

While the first house represents how the native appears to others, the fourth house shows how the natives sees himself or herself, the seventh house represents how others appear to the native. It represents those whose lives touch the native and how they respond. If the house is unoccupied by planets, he/she is comparatively free of the influence of others in most of his/her affairs. These individuals do pretty much as they please, but it also means others do not generally help them either. The affairs of this house are always related to the area of another house where the ruler of the sign on the seventh cusp lies. If there are one or more planets in this house, the native is consciously dependent on others in some respect and other people tend to control his/her affairs. Natives with planets in this house may find it difficult to "stand on their own two feet". They feel accomplishments need to come through other people or their partners or spouses. The Sun located here is indicative of good health, while Saturn signifies a potential for a short life. Mars here, indicates a bad wife and sickness.

The seventh house also denotes the type of physician or healer required in health matters. It is important that the healer is compatible with the native depending on the illness. One should avoid healers who have Saturn on the Ascendant or sixth house of the patient. The following may be found useful:

Signs of Healers pertaining to the seventh house:

Chiropodist: Gemini, Virgo and Pisceans are especially adapted to this work.

Chiropractor: Gemini's give keen, sensitive touch.

Colon therapists: Those born under Virgo and Scorpio.

Dieticians/Nutritionists: Virgo is the sign which rules these matters.

Good Healers: Scorpio Sun sign and well aspected at birth.

Massage Therapists: Healers born under Scorpio bring strong magnetism.

Hydrotherapists: Healers using mineral waters born under the Sun sign Pisces, and Capricorns making good managers of spas and sanitariums.

Medical Doctors: Those with strong influence of Scorpio and Mars, e.g. in the first or sixth house; the Sun trine or sextile Jupiter at birth; the Moon in Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius, Capricorn or Pisces and well aspected with Mercury; Virgo in the sixth house; the Sun signs Virgo or Scorpio.

Naturopaths: Those born under Virgo and Scorpio.

Nurses: Sun sign Scorpio, those born under rule of the Moon; the sixth house well aspected at birth; Jupiter well aspected in Pisces or the 10th house (Virgo ascending or Sun sign is not favorable for nursing as they can be too negative, critical, and susceptible to take on the disease of others).

AFFLICTIONS: Brain disorders; diseases of the hamstrings, flanks, bladder, small intestines and navel, the kidneys, haunches and loins, diseases of the womb.


EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Browns, swarthy colors, crimson, green


The seventh house deals with other people in the native's life, particularly those that attract attention as well as direct personal relationships. Taurus ruling the seventh house indicates the native is attracted to practical, dependable, earthy people. These individuals are apt to select wealthy marriage partners and seek enduring relationships.


This house, its cusp, and the planets located in it, indicate how a person can best approach opportunities and the resistance involved in bringing relationships into a fruitful situation. These relationships can mean marriage, partnerships, and business associations. The second house refers to private assets, or what can be used to actualize one's birth potential. The eighth house deals with business contracts and agreements that are legally binding. The eighth house field of experience deals with trust, management, and responsibility. The second house deals with personal management, whereas the eighth house with proper management of business assets, profits and losses. It indicates where binding agreements will bring legacy. It may also mean death followed by rebirth, or the kind of disagreements which bring unresolved frustrations and a future surrounded with karmic ghosts. With such a native, emotional scarring tends to be hidden. These individuals have a burning need to purge themselves of past memories which brutally punish their bodies for years. Many succumb to chronic ailments around the ages of 42 to 49 years old. With the background of this emotional insecurity, they push hard for overt success, only for their bodies to crack up under the pressure. Sex is often their only form of organic release.

If the eighth house is unoccupied by planets, the native takes emergencies in stride and usually faces crises with appropriate action. If the house is occupied, eighth house matters are of serious concern for the native. These matters may take the form of handling other peoples money, dealing in antiques, archaeological findings, etc. The eighth house also indicates the end of physical life, the surrender of the soul, the time and manner of death. The planets in this sign at birth indicate the quality of death. Benefics here indicate an easy and natural death. Malefics in this house tend to a more sudden, accidental or even violent death.

AFFLICTIONS: Kidney disorders, genitourinary infections, adrenal insufficiency, poisoning, death by consumption.


EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Gray, black, brown, red, mahogany, green


In the eighth house we look for the possibility and effect of extraordinary changes that might intrude on the native's life and the inner strength that he/she might possess to cope with the challenge. Gemini ruling the eighth house indicates the native's thoughts on death are regarded as mental curiosity resulting in less personal fear than most. Their thoughts are also frequently on sexual matters more so than on actual engagement. Their inner strength comes from their adaptability of mental reactions.


Uranus in the eighth house is a good omen, for it indicates that when life has been lived to its fullest, the end will come suddenly and the native will be spared the long and painful suffering of prolonged illness. It is prudent such people have their house in order, so that when the end comes their loved ones are not left with a messy probate. People with Uranus in this position often have interest in metaphysics and become well versed in mysticism. It also indicates a predisposition to dreams and psychic experiences. This position, when well-aspected, often brings an unexpected legacy through the marriage partner. These individuals may also have unpredictable or unorthodox attitudes and behavior when it comes to sex. It also suggests those who may devise ingenious or unorthodox methods for handling debts, taxes, and insurance. This position is indicative of worry and annoyance regarding inheritance or property left by inheritance.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Liability to violence, accident, heart trouble, paralysis or some peculiar nervous disorder or kindred ailment.


Uranus sextile Pluto applies to those "war babies" born in the mid-1940's. Its influence is generational wherein the native was introduced to vaccines, antibiotics, petrochemical and psychoactive drugs, TV dinners, and nuclear energy. Computers were just being developed and have resulted in revolutionary changes for this generation.


This position indicates that the native may have financial difficulties after marriage. They will probably not gain assets due to marriage or their marriage partner may be poor. Should the person inherit a legacy, there is danger of litigation in obtaining or keeping it. If the native enters marriage for money or status they may come to regret such endeavors. If Saturn is in a water sign and afflicted, there is danger of drowning; when afflicted by Mars or Uranus, from the fourth house, danger of fatal accidents. When favorably aspected to Venus or Jupiter, or Saturn is in Capricorn or Libra, gain by marriage or inheritance is indicated, with the necessity to care properly for whatever wealth is acquired in that manner. It also indicates long life from natural order. If Saturn is afflicted, especially in Aries or Cancer, chronic debility or other physical defects can be expected if a righteous lifestyle is not adopted. Though Saturn in the eighth house seems difficult, it also indicates those who develop solid values and responsibilities, lead a clean lifestyle with regards to diet and hygiene, and learn to manage resources carefully and prudently. This location tends towards a hardening and crystallization of the body's tissues along with strictures. The native should be certain to drink adequate quantities of water (6-8 glasses daily) to offset these tendencies.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Anguish and worry; hemorrhoids; sea sickness (especially in the water signs Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces); chronic debility, inherited disease.


Depression, sorrow: Hopelessness due to suppressed anger against others that you feel you do not have the right to express or recognize. Hope and resolution are your keys for release.

Chronic disease: Your refusal to change and fear of the future. See life as it is today and trust tomorrow to be okay.


Experiences and the tests related to the ninth house are those periods encountered by the individual to find the meaning of things. The act of knowing belongs in the third house because it implies mere contact with the immediate environment. It is knowledge derived merely from sensations. The ninth house relates to understanding, a far more complex process which involves synthesis of many factors and data. The German term "gestalt" applies to the ninth house as a type of knowing, understanding, and referencing holistic experiences derived from mystical and philosophical inquiry.

The ninth house is the house of symbols and words. Symbols have to be interpreted. The radix chart is a set of symbols relating to the location of planets and stars at the time of birth. It symbolizes the complex relationship existing between the native and the universe. Likewise, all religious concepts and mystical visions are symbolic of man-to-universe relationships. To speak of a "God Experience" is a typical ninth house activity, a unity which the person projects and asks for answers for all his conceivable needs.

The danger one faces in ninth house experiences is over-expansion caused by ambition and greed for power and power symbols, such as money. Ambition is the negative aspect of this house, leading to compulsive egocentric relationships that use other people for power or prestige. Knowledge is used to achieve power. It is this type of knowledge our society holds in high esteem. Ours is a society imbued with competition and ambitions, worshipping success and power with no concern for the environment and health of society as a whole. Thus the relationships become perverted, destructive and inharmonious to a wholesome life. In such a society, the mind is used as the instrument of success. Group relationships translate into compulsive cooperation, mandated actions, and forced taxation. It implies twisting the laws, natural as well as political, so they become tools for gathering wealth. This is the mind of the politician, the corporate leader, the scientist in search of inventions and discoveries for personal fame.

If the house is unoccupied by planets, the native finds it easy to accept certain philosophical principles or cause of religion, and there is no resistance to understanding higher principles. If the house is occupied, the native is concerned with philosophical formulations or developed principles. Due to this high thinking, people with benefics in this house are some of the least likely to have health complaints.

The ninth house denotes the fundament, hips, thighs, hams, higher mind, dreams and visions. Malefics in the ninth house at birth tend to disturb and unbalance the mind, or cause religious excitement and fanaticism, unorthodox views, and trouble with religious authorities. It also points to dangers in foreign travel, injury or ill-health, or even death abroad. It is advised that persons with malefics at birth with no benefics in this house should remain in their native land.

AFFLICTIONS: Accident and injuries to the hips, thighs and hamstrings; nervous strain and stress; sports injuries and trauma.


EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Jade, purple, white, yellow


The ninth house has to do with our higher ideals and ability to heal by faith. Cancer ruling the ninth house indicates the native takes on spiritual attitudes that are publicly correct rather than what is felt in the heart. They have psychic foresight and will often cling to family or community religion for emotional security.


Pluto in the ninth house indicates those that try to advance themselves by taking in as much knowledge as is available to them. These individuals feel that the accumulation of this knowledge will give them more control and authority. If their interest turns to philosophy or religion, they may become formidable professors. There is a compulsion to express strong beliefs and ideals that can take the form of dogmatism and the need to convince others.

KARMIC LESSON: Rediscover your attitude about God, truth, life, and human values. The change will be of religious or philosophical orientation. There is no need to convince others of the truth you uncover.


In the tenth house an individual meets experiences which result from his/her successes or failures in gaining social, public or professional position. He/she is integrated, or fails to become integrated into the social collective and public status in the community. It is one's "office" which defines one's stand in the community. First house potential becomes actualized in the tenth, if all has gone well during the unfoldment of preceding houses. It is a house of vitalistic functions, being on the Midheaven or zenith. The tenth house, the house of Midheaven, corresponds to the sign Capricorn. It rules the knees, hamstrings and thighs. Planets in this house have a powerful influence in matters of health and disease, especially in regards to nervous tension and stress developed from one's career, as well as injury from falls, blows, or the death of a parent. In the male nativity it rules the father, in the female nativity the mother and the affairs of the mother.

If the tenth house is unoccupied by planets, the native's ambitions and their probable outcome are more directly related to that area of his affairs where the ruling planet falls where the tenth house cusp is found. If the house is occupied, the native has a conscious struggle both to formulate his ambitions and put them across to other people. Any planet in the tenth house reveals more of the outcome of this house than the actual sign or "house rulership. " Planets in the tenth house contribute directly to the native's position in life. Their worries, internal pressures and incessant need to work hard may drive them into chronic illness.

AFFLICTIONS: Obesity, anorexia nervosa; nervous tension, self-undoing, misery; accidents; evil of a parent, the "sins of the father passed onto the sons".


EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Gray, brown, black, white

LEO on 10th HOUSE

The tenth house reveals one's ambitions and the degree of worldly success he/she may receive. Leo ruling the tenth house indicates the native is ambitious and will stand out from the crowd often being in leadership position. A well placed Sun is vital. The native finds creatively prepared, appetizing dinners enjoyable and calming. Warm, lightly seasoned foods with little salt will promote better digestion and nutrition.


This position indicates a native of high moral standards, who consciously or subconsciously seeks public forum to display their intellectual talent. The native's qualities will draw people of high social standing, and enable him/her to secure influential positions in church, state, law or public appointments. If Jupiter is favorably aspected to Saturn, Sun, Moon, Venus or Mercury, the native may amass great wealth and take a prominent part in the stock exchange, banking, shipping, mercantile or trust essential to the public welfare. Jupiter's influence also suggests the potential for the father to have wealth, honor and status, and that he is a generous parent who broadens the native's intellectual horizon, and gives him/her valuable assistance and advice. If Jupiter is afflicted, especially by Saturn or the luminaries, it shows that the character is not reliable. The native may rise in social standing, but is liable to meet with obstacles in business, and downfall or disrepute in the public eye.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Anorexia nervosa, periodic losses of appetite.


Jupiter sextile Saturn indicates a strong character with a profoundly philosophical mind, a benevolent disposition with a strong sense of justice. These individuals consequently gain honor and esteem from the community. They carry through plans and fulfill their obligations. They are willing to help others only if they in turn help themselves.


Jupiter square Uranus indicates an impulsive nature liable to act in a sudden or unexpected manner resulting in one's own undoing. Loss by speculation, lawsuits and impulsive extravagance are also indicated, as well as many changes of occupation and residence, loss of friends and reputation. These individuals are deliberately confrontational and stubbornly entrenched in antagonistic modes. They tend to go all out on new endeavors only to suddenly abandon them. Their friends find them inconstant and unreliable. These natives may engage in eccentric religious beliefs, mysticism, or occultism. This is an aspect of many of the so-called mystics and gurus.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Obesity; when the native is under stress there can be tics, spasms, twitches and cramping.

NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiencies of zinc, manganese, choline, inositol, biotin, B-6 and pangamic acid.

BENEFICIAL FOODS: Whole grains, beans, spinach, broccoli.

KARMIC TENDENCIES: Loss by speculation, urges for travel and adventure.


Mercury in the tenth house denotes whether there will be success or failure in life, according to the aspects and the sign in which Mercury is placed. The individual wants to increase his/her knowledge and desires a prestigious or lucrative career. If favorably aspected, through resourcefulness and attainment of knowledge, the native may gain success as a lecturer, writer, publisher, engineer, or politician. If Mercury is placed in one of the air signs, the powers of expression are enhanced. Frequently people with this position have several occupations. If Mercury is afflicted in this house position there is difficulty in communicating with the father or other figures of authority.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Anorexia nervosa, periodic losses of appetite.


Anorexia nervosa: Fear, self-hatred or rejection. The resolution here is to choose to live with joy and self-acceptance.

Loss of appetite: Not trusting the flow of life. The resolution here is to approve of yourself and be joyous.


Mercury conjunct Jupiter is one of the finest assets in life, for it indicates a cheerful, optimistic disposition with the ability to always look upon the bright side of things. The mind is broad, versatile and able to reason correctly and to form a reliable judgment by careful deliberation. These people never give a hasty decision. They require time to think over whatever is presented to them, but once they have reached a conclusion it will be found incontrovertible. They are successful in law or literature and are much respected for their honesty and sincerity. This aspect is particularly fortunate for people who travel for business or pleasure, for they will reap both benefit and enjoyment. This aspect makes them "healthy, wealthy and wise" beyond the average man, and loved by everybody for the vital vibrations they radiate upon whomever they meet.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: High cholesterol, atherosclerosis, stroke.

NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiencies of vitamins B-6, A; choline, inositol, pangamic acid; mineral deficiencies of zinc, chromium, and magnesium.

BENEFICIAL FOODS: Broccoli, spinach, whole grains, tea, bananas.

NORMERGIC TENDENCIES: Strong memory, refined face.


Mercury square Uranus indicates individuals who have extreme ideas in regards to futuristic concepts, social structure and reforms. The other extreme indicates those who are too far behind the times, still living in days past. Easily distracted they find it difficult to relax. Their physical movements are apt to be quite jerky and often result in frequent and incidental accidents.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Neurosis, neurasthenia, mental derangement; incoordination, spasms or twitching.

NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiencies of thiamine, calcium and magnesium.

BENEFICIAL FOODS: Sunflower seeds, whole grains, broccoli, yogurt, tea.

KARMIC TENDENCIES: Self-righteousness, egotistical.


In the eleventh house, the power of society, as a collective or group, is released through the individual. The power is released through the activities the individual performs within the social unit such as in their profession, church, club, fraternity, etc. Success is seen pleasurable in the social environment as his/her work and prestige unfolds. The experience gained in the tenth house makes it possible to set new social objectives, new professional goals, or to relax in the company of one's peers or fellow workers. This house has much to do with an individual's attitude towards achievement and social success. It is the use a person makes of either achievement or failure which establishes his/her self-worth. Success or failure brings into the total being the way one lives, feels, and acts and thus has great influence on the health of the native. Success as well as failure must be used wisely, significantly, and creatively. Regression therapy can do much to undo the patterns that led to failure, or perceived failure can be unfolded into a new dynamic.

If the eleventh house is unoccupied, the native does not consciously need friends to share his/her wishes or hopes. Those who have planets in the eleventh house always work best within groups united for a common purpose. The eleventh house is affiliated with Aquarius and rules the legs, calves and ankles. The malefics in this house bring despair, false friends, ruin and wicked children.

AFFLICTIONS: Heart function; injury or disease of the legs, calves and ankles; blood dyscrasia.


EMPOWERMENT Colors: Sky blue, orange


The capacity and need for friendship and the effects of these contacts on one's perspective are shown by the eleventh house. Virgo ruling the eleventh house indicates the native finds friends that are conscientious. These natives take duties seriously and are critically oriented. Afflictions in this house indicate friends that may use the native for their own benefit. It also indicates a native that may be introverted or eccentric.

SUN in 11th HOUSE

This position favors an interest in friendship, group activities, strong humanitarian feelings and a sense of brotherhood. The native is likely to perceive the world in terms of universal laws, avoiding bias and favoritism. The Sun in the eleventh house indicates the good-will of elders, superiors, teachers and masters, and those who are more powerful or of higher rank or standing than the native. If well-aspected the native will attract many friends who will encourage one in the mundane duties of life. If in a profession or public occupation, these individuals are likely to rise through influential friends. If adversely aspected, there is danger in late life that those whom these natives have befriended may come back to haunt them and prove themselves disloyal. If well aspected, this sign indicates that the wishes and aspirations of the native will be realized.

PSYCHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Sun in the eleventh house indicates those whose anchor and identification points in life are tied to friendships, social contacts, associations, children, and organizations to which they belong. They may be excellent managers of organizations but are usually inattentive in handling their own personal affairs. Business acumen can bring wealth and status but they may prefer to remain in humble or temporary surroundings that do not require attention or care.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Obstruction of circulation, poorly oxygenated blood, varicose veins, pains and cramps in the legs.


Varicose veins: Standing amidst a situation you dislike, discouraged and overburdened. The resolution is to stand in truth while you circulate freely, letting go of those who are not helping you.

SUN square MOON

Sun square Moon makes the person vacillating and unsettled in disposition. This is a position where ego clashes with emotions, and the native is changeable and unable to pursue a settled course in life. Theses individuals can be rash and plunge into enterprises, but lack the persistence or continuity of purpose to carry anything to a successful conclusion. They always have difficulty in obtaining employment and keeping their positions for they are hyper-sensitive and ready to take offense, with or without provocation. These natives are more than capable of finding situations and relationships that bring emotional and ego fulfillment, but only when certain concessions are made. This aspect also affects the health, rendering the body liable to colds and making recuperation slow when sickness has overtaken the person.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Weak vision, color blindness (especially from Leo-Aquarius); lymphatic stasis, obesity; parasite infections; lowered vitality and resistance, especially during childhood but improves with age; female complaints, sterility, vaginal yeast infections; digestive upsets; heart palpitations (potassium or magnesium deficiency); general ill-health if the emotions are negative or eating habits poor.

NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiencies of vitamin A, magnesium, and potassium.

BENEFICIAL FOODS: Carrots, squash, green leafy vegetables, whole grains, bananas, oranges.

KARMIC TENDENCIES: Marital problems, difficulties with the opposite sex.


Sun square Saturn has a detrimental effect on the flow of vital energy, meaning the immune resistance is fundamentally low and recuperation is slow. Inhibitions these individuals feel as adults are likely to have been caused by an austere or restricted childhood. There is much worry in some of these natives and they tend to be stern and inflexible. This aspect is adverse to general success, for no matter how carefully these individuals may plan affairs, they will be subject to delays and obstacles. The marriage is apt to be unhappy and is likely to end in divorce or early death of the partner. There is difficulty in finding and keeping employment, trouble with employers and authorities. In the horoscope of a woman such an aspect signifies marriage to one much older who will hold her with a very tight rein. This position may also denote the death of the husband and often several marriages which are ended by death or divorce. However, it gives an abundance of experience and life's lessons from the standpoint of the soul.

KARMIC LESSON: Fear of expressing what one truly is; fear of criticism, of being wrong, or inadequacy often leading to inhibitions. One must take risks in self-expression or new modes of life in order to truly realize what one is capable of doing. One's self image must be transformed, rather than reliving past errors, faults, or limitations.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Lowered vitality and resistance; spinal disorders and subluxations with middle and low back pain; poor healing of broken bones; immune deficiency; asthma; bone disease; disease due to anxiety and nervous breakdown; weakened digestion; weak eyes; poor blood; bad breath; a cold constitution; susceptibility to parasites; skin problems - psoriasis, dry skin, tendency to sunburn easily due to lack of vitamin A; arthritis and rheumatism due to inadequate exposure of sunlight (vitamin D); hypothyroidism; insomnia; heart problems, congestive heart and atherosclerosis.

NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiencies of vitamins A, D, C & P (bioflavonoids); mineral deficiencies - calcium, magnesium, iodine.

BENEFICIAL FOODS: Carrots, squash, green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, broccoli, strawberries.

KARMIC TENDENCIES: Death by accident (by falls, contusions, from heights);death by drowning (in water signs Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces); death by imprisonment, by strangulation or suffocation, by wasting disease; wretched, miserable disposition; secret sorrows, melancholy; spiteful.

SUN conjunct NEPTUNE

Sun conjunct Neptune indicates a sensitive and spiritual native gifted in art, counseling, or medicine. These individuals can easily change their appearances with chameleon-like ease. There is the potential that the native may have problems with drugs which distorts reality for them. As a result, the native is liable to be a victim to con artists or those with dubious motives. An overly sensitive psychic sensitivity makes them susceptible to the lower vibrations of others.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Lymphatic stasis; lowered vitality, a frail body taking a long time to heal; thymus insufficiency and reduced immunity; sensitivity to drugs and medications often requiring the native take 1/2 the usual dose; continuous colds and flu, swollen glands, ear/eye/nose and throat infections (strep and staph); tendency to oversleep.

NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS: Deficiencies of magnesium, vitamin D (the native should get regular exposures to vital sunlight), iodine. The health is reduced by consumption of rancid oils and greasy foods.

BENEFICIAL FOODS: Tea, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables.

KARMIC TENDENCIES: Death by drowning (in water signs Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces).


Neptune in the eleventh house indicates natives who have difficulties or trouble understanding the true nature of people which may lead to relationships of mystery, misunderstanding. There may even be confusion or illusions regarding the role of others as children, parents, lovers, spouses or friends. Some of them are never content with their achievements, or with the money, possessions, and relationships they have. When well aspected it indicates people of high spiritual aspirations and the ability to attract others of a similar nature who will be of help to these natives in realizing their desires, hopes and wishes. When Neptune is afflicted in the eleventh house it indicates deception and treachery on the part of people who pose as friends, bringing financial loss and troubles. Therefore people with this position should be particularly careful when choosing their friends.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Edema, swollen feet and ankles.

MARS in 11th HOUSE

Mars in the eleventh house indicates the native is a leader in his particular social set. The native is enthusiastic in the pursuit of pleasure, has energy and enthusiasm for realizing his aspirations. These individuals may have many acquaintances but few friends, because more energy is applied to participating in activities with friends than in making emotional commitments. If Mars is afflicted it makes the person touchy, irascible, and sensitive towards friends. This may result in consequent unpopularity, making the native liable to be overly aggressive in his desire to get what he wants.

AGGRESSION LESSON: In no area of life is the emotion of anger of more danger to one's life and health. These natives need to come to terms with life's problems and bring peace into their circle of friends.

PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Obstruction of circulation, poorly oxygenated blood, varicose veins, pains and cramps in the legs.


Varicose veins: Standing amidst a situation you dislike, discouraged and overburdened. The resolution is to stand in truth while you circulate freely, letting go of those who are not helping you.


Mars trine Uranus indicates an ambitious disposition able to cope with great difficulties under trying circumstances. Natives with these configurations are naturally inventive, intuitive, and successful in bringing their ideas to realization. This aspect is one of the marks of the pioneer of the Aquarian age, where science, electronics, aviation and invention will reach out in far-reaching directions. Logic and reasoning is already present in the subconscious mind. It also indicates those apt to possess an abundance of energy.

KARMIC TENDENCIES: Occupations with scientific endeavors or the occult.


At the twelfth house, the sky comes to an end, as one has performed his social or professional work in the eleventh. It is described as the house which closes the human cycle of life. They are either the Angels of Light beckoning to the beyond, or they are the dark Guardians of the Threshold, whose memories are shaped by frustrations, denials in life, fears and sins of omission. In the twelfth house we meet the results of our passive acceptance of that which was, or our spiritual rebellion that helped make a new world. We face the karma of society in a subconscious manner, or we face the karma of individuals who fought society for selfish interests, or for the sake of a better world.

The collective power of memories are witnessed in the twelfth house. What is called karma may be so great that it stifles the individual identity of the newborn, or drowns out the rhythm of a new cycle of the man facing the probability of rebirth. This results in the new cycle, becoming no more than a repeat of the last cycle. According to ancient Indian philosophy, the last thought held in death determines the pattern of the future incarnation. One of the stranger characteristics of our linear, Western society is its inability to think in terms of cyclical processes. Such a denial can be traced to a religious decision of the Council of Constantinople in the 5th century A. D. which prohibited the belief in reincarnation and other factors that began the era of the dark ages.

The twelfth house relates to sorrow, disappointment, loss, misfortune, the private hells, anguish, solitude or confinement, hidden fears and worry. It is considered by some as an "evil house", the house of restrictions and limitations, and detrimental spiritual or psychic conditions of the native. It is related to the sign Pisces. Its placement suggests the best way to deal with one's ghosts and products of the subconscious. The best way to deal with a shadow is to illuminate it by the use of lights focused upon it from a number of different directions. This process is utilized in past life regression therapy. Ghosts and shadows of the subconscious will vanish when subjected to the light of understanding and compassion.

If this house is unoccupied by planets, the native is generally not consciously confronted with its implications. He does not live in fear and accepts and works within the framework of his destiny. Not everyone in life is confronted with the spiritual issues of the twelfth house. Many indeed pass through life facing the material consequences of their conscious ambitions as revealed by the tenth house. If the twelfth house is occupied, the native has some matters in which to confront and work out as shown by the houses ruled by the occupying planets. The sign on the cusp of the twelfth shows the general tempo of inner spiritual matters in the native's life. Planets here indicate forms of introversion with emotions that build up until some form of illness manifests. Talking about their feelings through past life regression is the best remedy for twelfth house individuals. They need to learn that harboring envy, jealousy, and hatred invariably brings disease and misfortune. The karmic law applies.

AFFLICTIONS: Auto immune disorders, reduced thymus functions from negative thoughts; afflictions, hurts and injuries of the feet; lymphatic congestion; worry, brooding, despair and despondency.


EMPOWERMENT COLORS: Green, blue, white


The sign on the cusp of the twelfth house shows the general tempo of the native's inner spiritual values and motivations in life. These subconscious values and tendencies support the affairs and people in the native's life. Those with Libra ruling the twelfth house are very sensitive and regard their relationships very seriously. Libra ruling the twelfth house indicates natives that are somewhat inclined to regard misfortune as being someone else's fault and unlikely to happen to them. The Libra attitude is to "pass the buck" when the chips are down. Matters are not favorable for getting to the root of deep problems of the native.


Venus in the twelfth house, if well-aspected, indicates that the native will benefit from occupations connected with prisons, hospitals or charitable institutions, or by work in a laboratory or a secluded occupation where the native does not come in touch with the public. It indicates those who enjoy being with other people but may be very shy in social environments. It also indicates a tendency to clandestine love affairs that endure if Venus is well-aspected. If harshly aspected, there may be trouble through jealousy, divorce and scandal. There is the possibility of sickness or confinement due to over-indulgence of their passions. Their marriage partners may reside near a lake or the ocean, have disabilities, or belong to a minority race or culture.