Senior Extension Astrology Course

Lessons 1 - 13

The Rosicrucian Fellowship
MOUNT ECCLESIA OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA, USA

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Compiled at Mount Ecclesia

December 2001

Table of Contents
Introduction............................................................ 3 LESSON 1............................................................. 4 LESSON 2............................................................. 9 LESSON 3........................................................... 11 LESSON 4........................................................... 12 LESSON 5........................................................... 13 LESSON 6........................................................... 14 LESSON 7........................................................... 15 LESSON 8........................................................... 16 LESSON 9........................................................... 18 LESSON 10......................................................... 20 LESSON 11......................................................... 22 LESSON 12......................................................... 26 LESSON 13......................................................... 30

Answers to Lessons ............................................ 34

Senior Extension Astrology Course Dear Friend,

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We are happy to have your request for our Astrology course. Our three courses in Astrology are based on the Teachings as given to humanity by the Brothers of the Rosicrucian Order through The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception and the personal investigations of Max Heindel, their Messenger. In order to realize the most benefit from our Astrology courses we suggest you study our Preliminary Philosophy Course consisting of twelve lessons. The Preliminary Philosophy Course must be completed by regular mail one lesson at a time. We hope that the understanding of life and its problems offered by this course will bring you much comfort and joy. A New Age is dawning, and wonderful opportunities await those who understand and cooperate with the cosmic forces operating to break humanity's bond of materialism and usher in a new order with higher spiritual concepts. As we bring ourselves into harmony with these forces, we not only greatly hasten our own progress, but make it possible for us to aid in the great work of uplifting all humanity. These lessons are not sold. The Rosicrucian Teaching is free, but the expenses incidental to their production and website distribution are met by free-will offerings from students "as the heart dictates and the means permit." However, all receive the same teaching and attention even though circumstances may be such that some are unable to assist in supporting the work. We would love to be able to provide personal one-on-one instruction to all who are interested in our courses, but our resources do not allow this. Therefore, this study course is set up as a collegetype self-study course where the student becomes his own teacher. Answers to all questions are given in the back of the booklet. Please do not send your individual lesson answers to us. Please feel that we are your friends, and that we consider it a pleasure and a privilege to assist you in any way possible to live the higher life, which leads to true happiness and spiritual unfoldment. We send our best wishes for your spiritual progress. Yours in service, The Rosicrucian Fellowship, Education Department

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Note: The Information for Astrology Course booklet (AI), available online, contains all of the required course reference materials found in the books below. With the exception of the required chart calculation worksheets (HDD or HDP), it contains all of the reference materials needed for the Junior and Senior Astrology Courses. 1] Simplified Scientific Ephemeris for 1911, 1912, and 1932 computed for noon (order Information for Astrology Course booklet [AI] or E1911, E1912, and E1932). 2] Simplified Scientific Tables of Houses (TBH). 3] Simplified Scientific Astrology - Complete textbook on the art of erecting horoscopes, with dictionary of astrological terms (ASP). Available online. 4] The Message of the Stars - An esoteric exposition of Natal and Medical Astrology explaining the arts of reading and progressing the Horoscope and diagnosing diseases (MSP). Available online. 5] Horoscope Data Sheets (one pad of 50 - HDP) noon. All of the above can be obtained from our Order Department.

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Lesson No. 1 Student’s Letter
Dear Friend, You have completed our Junior and Senior Courses in Astrology, and we now offer you, as an earnest student, this Senior Extension Course in delineation, progression, transits, etc. As you pursue your study of the marching orbs, wherein the great and admirable works of the invisible and all-glorious God are so manifestly apparent, cultivate an attitude of adoration of the divine essence in all life and a thankfulness to God for your existence. Be humble and let no natural knowledge, however profound and transcendental it may be, elate your mind, or withdraw you from your duty to God and to the service of humanity. The more that knowledge is enlarged by the divine science of Astrology, the more will you magnify the power and wisdom of the Almighty God, if you do not prostitute it for material gain, selfaggrandizement, or personal exploitation. If there are selfish motives behind your interest in Astrology, the moment you practice the Science with such motives, at that moment will your powers be withdrawn, and your ability to read the horoscope taken away from you. From that time on you will only scratch the surface. The inner, hidden meaning will remain undisclosed. High truths are not suitable for low and profane practices, such as the using of Astrology for monetary gain. Remember, dear student, that when you gaze on a horoscope, you look into the innermost secrets of a soul, so beware, lest you treat it lightly and profane that which God creates. The holier you are, the nearer you approach God in your religious duties, the purer judgment will you be able to give those who seek your help and assistance. The divine and sacred Science of Astrology has been sadly degraded into superstition by soothsayers and erectors of horoscopes all during the middle and modern ages up to the present period where the peak has been reached of misconception, misunderstanding and stupidity, by those least qualified to practice it. Only in the ancient times was it practiced and treated as a divine attainment. Also remember that one cannot be a true astrologer unless one has a thorough comprehension of the spiritual side of life, gleaned through an understanding of the Bible, as taught by those capable of correctly interpreting it. Study The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, therefore if you wish to become a true astrologer, because it will help you to understand this divine Book, besides explaining in a clarified manner the invisible workings of God and Nature. Nothing is indifferent in Nature. A stone upon a road may break or modify profoundly the destinies of the greatest men or of the greatest empires. Each star in the celestial spaces has its direct and indirect influence upon each human ego. The stars are bound to one another by the attraction which holds them in equilibrium and causes them to move with uniformity through space. From all spheres unto all spheres there stretch these indestructible networks of light and there is no point upon any planet to which one of them is not attached. It will often be found that one part of a delineation will be apparently in direct contradiction to a statement made in another part of the same delineation. To the thinking person such contradictions, such paradoxes, are easily recognizable, therefore easily reconcilable. In every phase of nature are to be found these manifold differences. In some phases near the surface and quickly discernible, and in other phases so deeply embedded as to be almost impossible to discover and uproot. Some persons are parsimonious in the household and extravagant in business; others, largehanded at home and niggardly at the office. Why? Diversity of character and personality so necessary to soul-growth.

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All life is paradoxical, contradictory, ever-changing, and manifests under the material guise of untold and innumerable parts and phases. Good and bad are purely relative terms. In reality, all is good. What is bad is self generated and good in the making. A horoscope is not necessarily good because its portents so imply. Sometimes it is the very reverse, for it is in the struggle of life that we develop strength. So few of us are strong enough to stand prosperity. In a nativity that promises too much good and happiness there lurk the snares of indolence, laziness, mental and spiritual lethargy, waste, materialism, luxury and ease; so that a person does not exert himself and becomes driftwood upon the ocean of life. Another who has what we term a very afflicted radix, is roused by the adverse conditions and by sheer force of Will conquers himself and becomes master of his destiny. In most cases, bad horoscopes are greater blessings than good ones. The purpose of suffering, adversity, sickness, anguish, sadness, and unhappiness is not vengeance but education and experience. And when once we realize that, we shall cease to fume, complain and ask, "Why is this happening to me? What have I done to deserve all this?" Instead we shall know that we do deserve it and the only "out" is to make the best of it, endeavoring all the while to live to a set of ideals which will relegate like suffering in the future to a state of oblivion. And remember above all, fellow student, that we must study the Rosicrucian Philosophy and Astrology only to develop ourselves in order that we may help those in sorrow and distress; to develop ourselves only that we may serve. May the Light of true spiritual understanding shine within you. Yours in fellowship, The Rosicrucian Fellowship Education Department

In this course we are going to delineate a chart using the keyword system, the latter being compact and specific. (Reference Lesson No. 22, Junior Astrology Course.) After the basic, fundamental principles of a sign, aspect and house have been defined, then it is well to embellish and add thereto all that we can. But first, delineate by keywords. For references in detailed delineation, see Simplified Scientific Astrology and The Message of the Stars. We strongly advise the earnest student, the seeker of the great spiritual truths of the Divine Science of Astrology, to study The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, for without a working knowledge of the Rosicrucian Teachings the higher, spiritual truths of the Science and the intuitive faculties of delineating a map will ever remain a closed book to him. Especially, we wish to refer him to chapters and pages on the vehicles and bodies of man. (Reference Chapter 1, Visible and Invisible Worlds, The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, and pages 57 to 76, 139 to 143, and page 298.) The Rosicrucian Fellowship, in analyzing a chart, usually adheres to a definite standard of form and arrangement, like the following in sequential order: 1] Ascendant and Physical Body. 2] Individuality. 3] Personality. 4] Mentality. 5] (a) Vocation. (b) Finance.

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6] (a) Love. (b) Marriage. (c) Children. 7] (a) Spiritual Powers. (b) Occult Abilities. 8] (a) Friends and enemies. (b) Brothers and Sisters. (c) Journeys. 9] Sickness and Health. 10] (a) Hopes, Wishes, Aspirations. (b) Sorrow and Self-Undoing. (c) Old Age. (d) Death. The following tables are the longitudes of the planets, their declinations, and the sign, degree and minute, to be placed on the necessary houses in order to erect the horoscope of a male, born July 4, 1932; 2:15 AM, Standard Time, Los Angeles, California. Please insert the planets in the wheel, work out the aspects, parallels, elements, etc. (Review Junior Astrology Lesson No. 20 for aspects and No. 22 for keywords. Also review pages 81 to 89, Simplified Scientific Astrology. The ruler of the chart is described on page 420, The Message of the Stars.) Houses 10th: Aquarius 15 11th: Pisces 15 12th: Aries 23 Longitudes Sun: Cancer 12:12 Mercury: Leo 3:26 Saturn: Aquarius 2:52R Jupiter: Leo 22:15 Uranus: Aries 23:09 North Node: Pisces 20:28 Pluto: Cancer 21:35 Venus: Cancer 4:03R Moon: Cancer 18:05 Part of Fortune: Gemini 10:22 Mars: Gemini 8:31 Neptune: Virgo 5:50 South Node: Virgo 20:28 ASC: Gemini 4:29 2nd: Gemini 29 3rd: Cancer 21

Declinations Sun: 22 N 53 Mercury: 20 N 53 Saturn: 19 S 53 Mars: 21 N 41 Uranus: 8 N 26 Neptune: 10 N 06 Pluto: 22 N 24 A complete index of this chart is required for grading. Venus: 19 N 15 Moon: 26 N 33 M.C.: 16 S 12 Jupiter: 14 N 56 Part of Fortune: 22 N 04 Ascendant: 20 N 57

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The Ascendant rules the physical body, the constitution, appearance and childhood environment. The Ascendant is the physical envelope through which man, of necessity, expresses himself in his present life. It is the instrument through which the higher principles that make up man manifest naturally. Everything in the horoscope, good or bad, must manifest in our daily lives through the Ascendant, the Rising Sign. Thus it is the lens through which all influences have to pass, suffering modification in doing so. The Message of the Stars tells us that the Rising Sign, or Ascendant, is the basic factor in determining the constitution and form of the physical body. Further investigations have shown that the reason for this fact is that at the time of conception, when the seed atom was planted in the ovum, the Moon, which is the Cosmic Agent of Fecundity, projected its fertilizing ray through the sign and degree which later rises at the moment of birth (or its opposite). (Reference, The Message of the Stars, pages 88 - 91.) Whatever phase of the chart is being delineated, see what agreement, assistance, or cooperation; or what disagreement, discord, or variance, it has with the Ascendant. Then qualify its manifestation accordingly. Ruler of the Chart: It is considered that one planet, or the Sun or Moon, in the horoscope, in a special sense, represents the native or person for whom the nativity (horoscope) is erected, while the rest of the nativity represents aspects of his life which are external to him, as, for example, his friends, occupation, wife, children, and so on. This planet is called the Ruler or Lord of the Horoscope. It is usually the Ruler of the Ascendant, but not invariably so, for if that planet is very weak, whereas another is much stronger, as by rising near the Ascendant, with strong aspects, or by being on the MC, it may become ruler. It is then the ruler of the Personal Self, much as the Ascendant and first house generally are, and in a certain sense all the rest of the map may be regarded as subject to this rulership. In other words, the spirit or Ego is limited in expression to the imperfections of the physical or personal self, the instrument through which it must express in one particular life on earth. But in most cases the ruler of the Ascendant is the ruler of the horoscope and in the chart we are delineating Mercury is the ruler (Gemini rises). Physical Description: Ascertained by the Ascendant, planets in the first house, ruler of the chart, Sun, Moon, and any group of planets in any one sign. (Reference, page 89, The Message of the Stars.) Physical Power: Ascertained by the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Mars and Saturn. (Reference, page 149, Simplified Scientific Astrology.) Gemini Rising: Common, Airy, Flexible, and Mental. Ascendant Square Neptune: Wily and subtle in times of temptation. Ascendant Trine Saturn: Great persistence, courage and dependability. Ascendant Parallel Mercury: Frankness, open mind, quick perception. Ascendant Parallel Saturn: Balance and depth of mind when other factors are favorable. Part of Fortune in Ascendant and Parallel Ascendant: Furnishes pabulum for soul-growth in the personality and the environment through the efforts of the Physical Body. Mercury Parallel Part of Fortune: Furnishes incentive and reason for the accumulation of material wealth and possessions.

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Questions:
1] Synthesize in one short paragraph the following configurations: [a] Ascendant square Neptune. [b] Ascendant trine Saturn. [c] Ascendant parallel Mercury. [d] Ascendant parallel Saturn. [e] Part of Fortune in Ascendant and parallel Ascendant. 2] Describe briefly the physical body of this boy. (Reference, Pages 89 and 95, The Message of the Stars.) 3] Give briefly, in keywords, the following effects: [a] Mars conjunction Ascendant. [b] Mars parallel Ascendant. [c] Mercury in the third house. [d] Mercury sextile Ascendant. [e] Mercury parallel Ascendant. [f] Mercury sextile Mars. [g] Mercury parallel Mars. [h] Mercury parallel Part of Fortune. Note: Please do not fail to read and reread the pages in which you find the answers to these questions. After carefully studying the subject matter, strive to condense your answer as much as possible, taking into consideration the principal points.

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Lesson No. 2 The Individuality
The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception tells us that there is only one way of showing our faith, and that is by our works. Therefore, as you continue the study of this Divine Science of Astrology, realize that you are becoming the steward of specialized knowledge which must only be used in order to serve humanity. Service is the Keyword and it can never be repeated too much nor too often. It does not matter in what department of life you are placed, whether you are high or low, rich or poor. It is immaterial whether you are engaged in some menial task, or whether it is your privilege to lead and manage affairs in the world's work. It is absolutely unessential whether your hands are grimy with the lowest labor, perhaps digging a sewer to maintain the health of the community, or whether they are soft and white as required when nursing the sick. The determining factor which decides whether any class of work is spiritual or material is our attitude in the matter. The person who does the most menial labor may be far more spiritual than the leader in the world's work; far more sincere and devoted than a hypocritical teacher who pretends to spirituality, but is corrupt within. A kind look, an expression of confidence, a sympathetic and loving helpfulness, can all be given regardless of wealth.

The Individuality:
As man is made in the image of God, who is threefold in manifestation, so astrologically, the higher Self in man is represented by a circle with the central point denoting the highest spiritual aspect, the Divine Spirit whose faculty is Will. Therefore, the Sun stands in the horoscope as the highest expression of the Individual Self. It denotes the positive outgoing influences in man, his character in the highest sense of the word. (Reference, Page 147, Simplified Scientific Astrology.) The Sun represents the Ego, the Individual, the Spirit in Man. Its place in a horoscope, together with its aspects, shows the method and coloring and manner of ingress of the spiritual forces which go to make up his present life expression. The Sun is man's spiritual power house. (Reference, Pages 86, 258, 265, 390 and 391, The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.)

Spiritual Strength:
The spiritual strength of an individual is shown in the complete sense by the Sun, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. However, the Sun is the main factor, the other planets lending color, harmony or discord, assistance or hindrance, in the matter. (Reference, Page 147, Simplified Scientific Astrology.) And so, fellow student, when you seek the inner man, look to the Sun. First, its sign; second, its aspects; third, its house position. In the chart that we are delineating there are but five aspects: the conjunction with the Moon, the parallels to Mars, Pluto, and the Part of Fortune, and the sextile to Neptune.

Sun Parallel Part of Fortune:
Assists the Ego, the spiritual man, to glean valuable experience and soul growth through material and financial circumstances, and efforts of the physical body. (There is danger of losses by overgenerosity and prodigality.)

Questions:
1] Give the keywords of the Sun in Cancer. 2] Give the keywords of the Sun in the Second House.

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5] Write a detailed delineation of the Sun in this chart, with regard to sign, house, and aspects. Write at least two hundred words.

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Lesson No. 3 The Personality
What we are, what we have, all our good qualities are the result of our own actions in the past. What we lack in physical, moral, or mental excellence may yet be ours in the future. Exactly as we cannot do otherwise than take up our lives each morning where we laid them down the preceding night, so by our work in previous lives have we made the conditions and the personality in which we now function, live, and labor, and are at present creating the conditions and the personality of our future lives. Instead of bemoaning the lack of this or that faculty which we covet, we must set to work to acquire it. (Reference, Page 154, The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.) And right here we wish to refer the student to the chapter on Rebirth and the Law of Consequence in The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception. It is tremendously important to know and understand the law in order to comprehend and synthesize the differences between, and to interpret and differentiate the likenesses of, the Individuality and Personality.

Personality:
The Moon governs the personality (or person, from persona, meaning mask). The personality is that which we wear in this life only; the impermanent, transient, ephemeral manifestation of this life expression. The Moon is the reflector of the Sun, and these planets, together with the Ascendant, denote the formation of the Physical Body; the Sun being particularly the symbol of Individuality, the Moon that of the Personality, and the Ascendant the significator of the Dense Body. The Ascendant and the Moon stand for that which are man's tools in action; the most perfect parts of his material nature, but at the same time the most evanescent. The Moon is therefore the very antithesis of the Sun. The latter is a fixed star while the Moon is the most migratory of the heavenly bodies. (Reference, Page 149, Simplified Scientific Astrology.) The Moon is "Life's Time Marker." It may be compared to the minute hand of a clock. The Sun and planets are the Hour Hand. In many persons the personality may seemingly be stronger than the Individuality, and obviously exhibit the outer man to a far greater extent than the inner. But let us remind you again that this is an evanescent condition caused by thoughts and actions of a past life, or lives. (Reference, Chapter on Rebirth and the Law of Consequence, The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.)

Questions:
1] Give the keywords of the Moon in Cancer. 2] Give the keywords of the Moon in the 2nd house. 3] In keywords describe the effect of the Moon square Uranus. 4] In one short paragraph, coalesce the keywords of: Moon in Cancer, Moon in 2nd house, Moon conjunct Sun, Moon square Uranus. 5] Delineate in detail your understanding of the influences of the Moon on this boy with regard to sign, house, and aspects. Write at least three hundred words. (Reference, Pages 217, 221, 226, 241, 347 The Message of the Stars, and Junior Astrology Lesson No. 22.)

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Lesson No. 4 The Mentality
The Mind is the focusing point by means of which the Ego becomes aware of the material Universe. Mind is the reflecting mirror, the instrument for the acquisition of knowledge, the meeting place of spirit and matter. Man is a threefold spirit, possessing a mind by means of which he governs a threefold body, which he emanated from himself to gather experience. (Reference, Pages 95, 393-395, The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.) When you seek the mind of man, look to Mercury. Mercury is the mental educator of men and its place and position in the horoscope shows the status of the person's mind for whom it is cast. Mercury, being the messenger of the gods to the other planets, has no voice of its own and is dependent for expression upon its sign, house, and aspects. So Mercury is really a focus through which the faculty of reason finds expression in the human being to act as a brake upon the lower nature and assist in lifting him from the human to the divine. Many may and do feel deeply. They may also have valuable knowledge, but they will be unable to express their feelings or share their knowledge with others if Mercury is lacking in aspects. Even a socalled evil aspect of Mercury helps to bring out what is within and is therefore better than no aspects at all. When Mercury is so placed in relation to the Sun that it rises before the luminary, it has the effect of materially brightening the mind, for the Sun represents the Ego and it may therefore be said that then its path is illuminated by the lamp of reason. On the other hand, if Mercury is so placed that it rises later than the Sun and thus follows after the luminary, the Ego learns more by afterthought than by forethought, for it walks, comparatively speaking, in the dark, and must learn a great many of its lessons by experience. (Reference, The Message of the Stars, Pages 192-194, 412.) A retrograde Mercury is also a slight detriment to the faculty of reason. Intellects of the first magnitude are sometimes put to perverted use to the detriment of the community and its separate individuals, while a slow and very inferior mind may minister to many in lowly but loving meekness and reap sheaves of soul growth thereby. Thus it is not sufficient to determine the quality of the mentality; we must also ascertain what is the channel of its expression. This is accomplished through a general process of determining the:

Mental Faculties:
Seen chiefly by the Moon, Mercury, and Neptune. (Ref., The Message of the Stars, Pages 45, 46) The morality and the emotional nature of an individual are largely based on the intellectual viewpoint, the condition and development of the mind, and its status in evolution. However, other planets specify these conditions to a great degree also.

Morality:
Indicated by the Sun, Venus, and Jupiter. (Ref., Pages 147-148, Simplified Scientific Astrology.)

Emotional Nature:
Largely the result of Mars, Venus, and Uranus. (Reference, Page 44, The Message of the Stars.)

Questions:
1] Write a brief paragraph describing this boy's moral status. 2] Write a brief paragraph on his emotional nature. 3] Study the mental qualifications with special regard to Mercury; its sign, house position, and its aspects. Write at least 300 words on his mental tendencies. NOTE: In answering questions, be explicit, exact, and use your deductive faculties for simplicity.

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Lesson No. 5 Vocation and Finance
The purpose of all life is experience. The Physical World is a school of experience, a sort of model school or experiment station which teaches man to work correctly in the invisible worlds. But man must return many times before he can hope to master all the knowledge in the world of sense. It is a demonstrable fact that we learn more from our mistakes than from our successes and that the proper light in which to regard this Physical World is as a school of valuable education, experience, and tests in which we learn lessons of the utmost importance. (Reference, Pages 31, 32, 131, 132, and the chapter on Rebirth and the Law of Consequence, The Rosicrucian CosmoConception.) The Christ exhorted us to be not overly anxious as to what we shall eat and drink and clothe ourselves with. Therefore, rather than riches seek to live lives of love and service and lay up treasures in heaven. No matter what our condition, what our station in life, whether it be the lowest of the lowly or the highest of the high, the important thing to remember is, that if we work and pray, pray and work, and make our lives a living prayer for opportunities to serve others, then all earthly things will come of their own accord as we need them, and they will keep coming in larger measure according to the degree to which they are used in the service to God. If we regard ourselves only as stewards and custodians of whatever earthly goods we possess, then we are really poor in spirit so far as the evanescent earthly treasures are concerned, but rich in the more lasting treasures of the Kingdom of Heaven. And if we are not out and out materialists surely this is a practical attitude, because our Heavenly Father knows that we need material things and if we will but trust Him, He will supply our every need. "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you," is neither a vague admonition nor a mere figure of speech, but a literal fact in His Kingdom that we should live and practice in our daily lives. We who are engaged in the so-called secular work of the world and are forced to do things that seem sordid often feel that we are hampered and hindered on that account, but if we do all things unto the Lord and are faithful over a few things we shall find that in time opportunities will come of which we do not dream because all work performed in the spiritual sense is coequal. (Reference, Pages 114-120, Gleanings of a Mystic.) Generally we determine vocation and finance by the 2nd, 6th, 8th, and 10th houses.

Vocation:
Is specifically judged by the 10th house sign, the ruler thereof, planets therein, and the ruler of the horoscope. Also consider the house which contains the majority of planets, and the 6th house (service performed). (Reference, Page 444, The Message of the Stars.)

Finance:
Determined by the 2nd house, the ruler of the sign on its cusp, planets therein, the sign Taurus and the planets Jupiter and Saturn. (Reference, Pages 77, 442-444, The Message of the Stars.)

Questions:
1] Write at least 300 words on this boy's vocational and financial possibilities using your powers of induction and deduction for continuity of thought, coherence of detail, and simplicity of expression. 2] State briefly what you think to be the two best professions for this boy to follow, and why. 3] State briefly his financial prospects.

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Lesson No. 6 Love, Marriage, and Children
The Rosicrucian Philosophy teaches us that we should overcome and transmute all selfish love which seeks the ownership of another and which operates on the material plane in a purely physical way. We should endeavor to sublimate selfish love into an all-embracing, altruistic, spiritual love which is of the soul and includes all things, high or low, increasing in proportion to the needs of the recipient. (Reference, Pages 464, 471, The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.) There was a time when man-in-the-making was male-female and able to beget children without the assistance of another, but when one pole of the creative force was directed upward to build the brain and the larynx, mankind ceased to be bisexual and thenceforth each male or female had to seek its complement to accomplish the begetting of children. Therefore marriage was instituted by the angels as a sacrament and the sacred rite of generation was performed under their supervision in great temples at certain times of the year when the interplanetary lines of force were propitious for propagation. The rest of the time all lived together in the paradisiacal bliss of chaste companionship. Therefore parturition was painless, and sickness and sorrow were unknown. But when under the guidance of the fallen angels, the Lucifer spirits, mankind commenced to exercise the creative function for pleasure, regardless of the stellar rays, death entered and woman began to bring forth her children in sorrow and suffering. The purpose of marriage is the perpetuation of the race and according to the physical natures of the parents, plus their environment, will the child be. (Reference, pages 448-449, The Message of the Stars.) Parents are held rigidly responsible for the care and custody of children. The privilege of rendering service and help to an incoming Ego is a divine one and woe be unto him who misuses this privilege by neglect or carelessness. Therefore, fellow student, let us endeavor, to the best of our ability, live up to the highest spiritual concepts of love and marriage and consider it a sacred duty to apply our knowledge of these higher truths in the treatment, management, and education of our children.

Love: Is shown chiefly by the 5th house, planets therein, and aspects thereto. If there are not planets
therein, then consider the ruler of the sign on the cusp of the 5th house and the sign Leo, natural ruler of that house. Also consider well the moral and emotional natures when you judge a nativity from the standpoint of love. (Reference, page 78, The Message of the Stars.)

Marriage: Indicated by the 7th house, planets therein, aspects thereto and the sign Libra. If the 7th
house is vacant, then consider the ruler of the sign on the cusp. In a woman's chart, consider the 7th house, Libra, and the Sun and Venus. In a man's chart, consider the 7th house, Libra, and the Moon and Venus. (Reference, pages 457-458, The Message of the Stars.)

Children: Ascertained by both parents’ charts. In a single chart of a prospective parent consider the fifth house and the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter. (Reference, page 460, The Message of the Stars.)

Questions:
1] [a] What sign rules the 5th house in this horoscope? [b] What planet rules the 5th house in this horoscope? [c] Name the natural 5th house ruler of the chart. [d] Name one other planet influencing the 5th house in this horoscope. [e] Name one other sign influencing the 5th house in this horoscope. 2] Name the sign and planet ruling the 7th house in this horoscope. 3] At what time of life should marriage bring this boy the most happiness? Why? 4] Write at least 300 words on the future prospects of love, marriage, and children, as shown in this boy's horoscope.

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Lesson No. 7 Spiritual Power, Religion and Philosophy, Occult Ability
The time has now come for pointing out the way by which each individual may investigate for himself some of the facts with which he must deal in order to make spiritual progress. We cannot repeat too often the great truth that what we are, what we have, all our good qualities are the result of our own actions in the past. What we lack in physical, moral, mental, or spiritual excellence may yet be ours in the future! Let it be remembered that our present actions determine future conditions. (Reference, Pages 154-155, 163, The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.) There are no special gifts bestowed upon anyone. All may know for themselves the truth concerning the pilgrimage of the spirit through matter, its method and its object. There is a method whereby this valuable knowledge may be acquired and by which, if persistently followed, God-like powers may be developed. The Ego has several instruments which the Rosicrucian Teachings call the tools of the Spirit. The Dense body, Vital body, Desire body, and the Mind constitute these tools and they are good, bad or indifferent according to what we have learned through past experience in the building of them. As we work with these wonderful tools they improve and grow in power and efficiency. The time required to achieve positive, spiritual development varies with each individual and depends upon his application, his stage in evolution, and his ripe destiny to be liquidated in any particular life. The fundamental principle in making spiritual progress is in doing the little things of everyday life to the best of our ability. We must systematically conquer all attempts of the Desire body to assume mastery, and we must overcome the annoyances, troubles, obstacles, and selfish instincts of our daily lives with noble aspirations. All that is of this life alone is vanity. Only that is of true value which can be taken with us across the threshold as the treasure of the spirit. And remember above all, fellow student; it is not a question of faith, but of showing our faith by works. It is not what we believe, but how religiously we live. (Reference, Chapter 17 and pages 155163, The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.) In the Book of Revelation we find these words, "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God and he shall go no more out." Loving, self-forgetting service to our fellow man is the shortest, the safest, and the most joyful road which leads to spiritual attainment.

Spiritual Power: See Lesson No. 2, page 9. Religion and Philosophy: Indicated by the 9th house, the planets therein, or the planet Jupiter
and the sign Sagittarius (Jupiter and Sagittarius are the natural rulers of the 9th house). (Reference, page 78, The Message of the Stars and page 148, Simplified Scientific Astrology.)

Occult Ability: Denoted by the 8th and 12th houses, planets therein, and the signs on their cusps.
(Reference, page 78, The Message of the Stars and Junior Astrology Lessons Nos. 19 and 22.)

Questions:
1] From the Sun's sign, house position, and its sextile to Neptune, state briefly the boy's spiritual power. 2] In keywords give the effect of: [a] Capricorn on the cusp of the 9th house. [b] Saturn in the 9th house in Aquarius. 3] Write at least 300 words on the religious nature, occult ability, and spiritual strength of the boy.

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Lesson No. 8 Friends and Enemies, Brothers and Sisters, Journeys
The Master Christ said to His disciples, "Henceforth I call you not servants, but friends." (John 15:15.) Friendship in its real sense is holy. It is an understanding and harmony which exists and should exist among all classes of people in the world. Friendship is the embryonic stage of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity. The latter identifies itself with neither country nor race and constitutes the only path that leads to emancipation and God. Therefore friendship is all important because it leads to Brotherhood—the Universal Brotherhood which will make the next great step in man's progress on his long and wondrous journey from the clod to God, from protoplasm to conscious unity with the Father; that "...one far-off divine event To which the whole creation moves." (Reference, pages 335, 360, 384-385, 388, 393, 399-400, 406, 435, 437, 463, in The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.) Brothers and sisters are Egos to which we are drawn (or they are drawn to us) by bonds of debts of destiny generated in past lives. The manner in which we discharge these debts of destiny, be it good or evil, constitutes our progression or retrogression on the pathway of spiritual development. If brothers and sisters in a family fail to get along well together, it is for the enlightened one of the group to try to the utmost of his or her ability to promote love and harmony by self-renunciation, selfabnegation and cheerful, self-forgetting service. "He that would be the greatest among you, let him be the servant of all." In the ultimate, fellow student, the whole of humanity must be our brothers and sisters whom we love devotedly. We must be consumed by an all-embracing, altruistic love for all mankind. This is an absolute necessity before any real spiritual progress can be made. Friendship, the love for our own family, or the love for others, is simply the realization of the oneness of all life with God. Separateness is illusion. And there is nothing of a physical nature about friendship and love. They are the outcome of a purely spiritual understanding. To have friends we must endeavor to be patient in bearing with the defects and infirmities of others, of whatever sort they might be. For all of us have our failings which must be borne with by others. We would quite willingly have others perfect and yet we fail to amend our own faults. We would have others severely corrected yet we will not be corrected ourselves. The desires of others often displease us but we will not have our own desires denied us. We would have others bound down by rules and regulations but we absolutely refuse to be bound down ourselves by like ordinances. It is a truism that seldom do we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves. In chapter 6, verse 2, of Galatians, we are told to "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." No one is without fault, no one without his burden, no one sufficient unto himself, no one wise enough to live in perfection. Therefore those of us who desire to progress in the University of Life should endeavor to bear with one another, help, instruct, and admonish one another. Adversity is the taskmaster that proves what virtue we may have, and what progress we have made in Life's University. It chastises us to show us for what we really are.

Friends and Enemies: Friends are shown by the 11th house; open enemies by the 7th house, and
secret enemies by the 12th house. (Reference, pages 78-79, The Message of the Stars.)

Brothers and Sisters: Shown chiefly by the 3rd house, the planet Mercury, and the sign Gemini.
(Reference, page 78, Message of the Stars.)

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Journeys: Short journeys are denoted by the 3rd house, the planet Mercury, and the sign Gemini.
Long journeys are indicated by the 9th house, the planet Jupiter, and the sign Sagittarius. (Reference, page 78, The Message of the Stars.)

Questions:
Answer each of the following questions tersely, concisely, preferably in one short paragraph each. Be sure to consider each sub-heading in relation to the main topic of the question. 1] Friends - What is the significance in regard to friends of: [a] Pisces on the cusp of the 11th house? [b] Neptune in the 4th house? [c] Neptune sextile Venus? [d] Neptune sextile the Sun? [e] Neptune square Mars? [f] Mars on the Ascendant? [g] Mars sextile Mercury? [h] Mars trine Saturn? [i] Synthesize a, b, c, d, e, f, g, and h in one short paragraph. 2] Open Enemies - Describe the following positions and configurations in regard to open enemies: [a] Sagittarius on the cusp of the 7th house. [b] Jupiter, the ruler of the 7th house. [c] Jupiter trine Uranus. [d] Jupiter in the 4th house. 3] Secret Enemies - Give the indications in regard to secret enemies of: [a] Aries on the cusp of the 12th house, Mars ruler thereof. [b] Taurus intercepted in the 12th house, Venus ruler thereof. [c] Uranus in Aries. [d] Uranus in the 12th house. [e] Uranus square the Moon. [f] Uranus trine Jupiter. 4] Synthesize questions 2 and 3 in one short paragraph. 5] Brothers and Sisters - Describe the meaning in relation to brothers and sisters of: [a] Cancer on the cusp of the 3rd house. [b] Mercury in the 3rd house in opposition to Saturn. 6] Journeys - Explain the following indications: [a] Short Journeys: Cancer on the 3rd house cusp, Mercury in the 3rd house in opposition to Saturn in the 9th house. [b] Long Journeys: In one word describe the general outlook with regard to long journeys. Explain why.

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Lesson No. 9 Health and Sickness
Health and happiness are to most people the prime objects of life, and whoever has them is rightly considered lucky, though, as we have endeavored to show in the Rosicrucian Philosophy, luck is very closely linked to merit. We have earned what we have, either in this life or in a former one, and what we lack in good health or physical well-being we may acquire in this or later lives by good use of our opportunities. Disease is a manifestation of ignorance—the only sin; healing is a demonstration of applied knowledge—the only salvation. Christ is an embodiment of the Love-Wisdom Principle, and in proportion as the Christ is formed in us, we attain health. To the best of our ability, we should live spiritual lives, and endeavor to adhere to a system of high ideals so that we shall eventually learn to conform to God's laws and thus attain permanent health in the future as well as now. Some people demand perfect health and claim that they have a right to it. They forget that either now or in a former life expression they forfeited their God-given right to health through acts of disobedience to the laws of nature—which are the Laws of God. Through suffering they must learn obedience. For it is a positive fact that when fundamental principles of clean living are disregarded, on which the health of the body depends, people become ill, mentally and physically. Consequently, if they wish to regain their health they must learn to understand these principles, and regulate their daily habits in conformity with them. This is what the Master Healer, Christ Jesus, meant when He said to the man who was a cripple, "Thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee." (John 5:14). Even the Master Christ could not give lasting health unless the recipient of the healing force refrained from indulging wrong habits which cause disease. Therefore, as before stated, to regain or retain health one must adopt the gospel of Right Living. One must observe a meatless diet, if possible, live in well ventilated quarters, occupy the mind with pure thoughts, and employ the daily life with pure actions. The following are some of the omissions and transgressions responsible for disease and sickness: Unnatural food Ill-proportioned food Lack of cleanliness Lack of rest and sleep Yielding to temper Harming fellow creatures (animal or human) Harboring thoughts of anger and hatred Too much food Lack of fresh air and sunshine Lack of exercise Lack of self-control Gratifying low desires Abusing the sacred generative function Harboring thoughts of resentment

Since all of the organs and functions of the body are interdependent, the abuse and consequent affliction of one part hurts all the others, furthers the accumulation of disease poison throughout the system, and lowers the vitality of the whole. Local symptoms are only evidences of the whole body being at fault. Therefore, corrective measures should not be directed to the suppression of symptoms, but to the removal of those causes which make the symptoms appear. Astrologers have a sacred duty and may lay up much treasure in heaven by judicious advice as regards health indicated in any chart that they are delineating. A horoscope shows incipient disease from the cradle to the grave, and thus it quite often gives ample time to apply the ounce of prevention and escape an illness (if one’s debts of destiny permit), or at least to ameliorate its severity when disease overtakes us. Astrology indicates the days when crises are due, and thus forewarned we may take extra precautionary measures to tide us over the critical point. Astrology indicates when inimical influences will wane, and fortifies us to bear suffering with strength born of the knowledge that recovery at a specific time is probable. Thus Astrology offers help and hope in a manner obtainable by no other method. Its scope is infinite.

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But remember the four Nevers: 1) Never tell a patient a discouraging fact, 2) Never tell him when impending crises are due, 3) Never predict sickness at a certain time, and 4) Never, Never predict death. Astrology is too sacred a science to be used in any other manner except that of service. So let the student forget about his own horoscope and devote his knowledge to helping others.

Health and Sickness:
The main indicators of health and sickness are the Sun, Moon, and Ascendant, together with the planets in the 1st house. Also, the 6th house and its ruler are vitally important. The 6th house is the house of health and sickness, and very often gives the key to a patient's condition. We therefore look first to the ruler of this house to see what it indicates, in what sign and house it is placed, and what the nature of the sign is and what part of the body is ruled by it. Next, we must see what planets are aspecting the ruler of the 6th house. The places of Saturn, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune always indicate weak points in the anatomy. The place of Saturn is particularly sensitive. (Reference, pages 438-441,The Message of the Stars, and page 43, Astro-Diagnosis.) Both the Sun and Moon affect health in all horoscopes, but the Sun is the particular significator of health for men, and the Moon has the same function in a woman's horoscope.

Example: Cancer is a sign of weak vitality. It rules the stomach, esophagus, diaphragm, pancreas, the breasts, lacteals, upper lobes of the liver, and the thoracic duct. The Sun rules the vital fluid, spleen, the distribution of heat, oxygen, and the heart. The Moon rules the esophagus, stomach, the uterus and ovaries, the lymphatics, the sympathetic nervous system, and the synovial fluid.
Therefore, the Sun in conjunction with the Moon in Cancer indicates tendencies to one or more of the following: anemia, dropsy, dyspepsia, gastric fever, stomach troubles, indigestion, epilepsy. Also, the Moon square Uranus signifies some trouble with the stomach, cramps, flatulence, possible trouble with the eyes and spasmodic weaknesses of the etheric body.

Questions:
1] [a] What parts of the body are ruled by Gemini? [b] What does Gemini on the boy's Ascendant indicate? [c] What diseases are shown by questions a and b? 2] Give in a concise manner the general tendencies denoted by the following configurations: [a] Mars, co-ruler of the 6th house, in Gemini in conjunction with the Ascendant. [b] Mars trine Saturn. [c] Mars square Neptune. 3] State the physiological and anatomical rulerships of Mars. 4] State briefly the conditions signified by: [a] Venus, co-ruler of the 6th house, in Cancer. [b] Venus parallel Saturn. 5] Name the weak points in the anatomy caused by: [a] Saturn in Aquarius. [b] Uranus in Aries. [c] Neptune in Virgo. 6] Write a brief paragraph giving the main indications of health in the boy's chart.

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Lesson No. 10 Hopes—Wishes—Aspirations, Sorrow and Self-Undoing Old Age, Death and Regeneration
Sorrow, like Purgatory, may be said to be the process of becoming conscious of the futility of unnecessary earthly desires and activities. What we are, what we have, all our good qualities, are the result of our own actions in the past. What we lack in physical, moral, or mental excellence, may yet be ours in the future; and, too, whatever trials, tribulations, and sorrows that we may have to contend with in this life, be assured that they can be cancelled and erased from the scroll of future lives, to a great extent, by the way and manner in which we live our daily lives. All of us have our troubles, our worries, our sorrows; all of us have heavy burdens to bear, no matter what external appearances may indicate to the contrary. Indeed, it is excellent for us that we sometimes have troubles and sorrows, for they bring us back to realities; they foster humility; they defend us from vainglory. Then, too, afflictions and adversities make us understand better the great need we have of God, without whom we can do nothing that is good. We advance much more rapidly in the University of Life through sorrows and adversities, because we then struggle and exert ourselves to overcome our defects, and strive to improve our conditions and environment; whereas, with too much affluence we are so apt to become lazy, indolent, and waste our lives in pleasure, selfishness, and ease. Whatever we do that is wrong in life must in some way be brought to our attention. Sorrow and pain have been the taskmasters that have guided us aright in the past, and in order that we may continue to do right, we have the Law of Cause and Effect. There is in each one of us a spiritual power that has become latent during the time we have been making the pilgrimage through matter, and it is for us to awaken this power. It is now latent because humanity has not fitted itself to receive it. We are too selfish, and we must cultivate unselfishness before we shall be trusted to wield this wonderful force. And, if we continue to travel, take rebirth after rebirth, and do not at some time learn to obey the voice of God, hold His commands holy, and live the good life, we cannot expect to reach the City of Peace, but must be content to remain in the land of sorrow and suffering. All of us have this spiritual power within that will bring us into this City of Peace and enable us to make progress on the Path of God. But the question instantly arises—how are we to unfold our latent spiritual power? How are we to reach God? What must we do to travel that long, arduous road to perfection? We must make the start sometime—so why not now? Assuredly, the first step is purification, for without a pure life there can be no spiritual advancement. "Ye cannot serve God and mammon," it is said. But mammon is usually interpreted to mean the gold of the world. Yet a man may remain in his business and take care of it for the good of all, not only striving for his own interests, but endeavoring to do everything possible for others. In consequence, he will not be serving mammon. We may love only a few around us, but there is a higher love that flows out to those not in our own circle which must be observed. Every duty must be fulfilled that we may thereby take advantage of the higher opportunities that are ever opening up before us. And so we must learn our lessons in service: service to humanity, service to our younger brothers, service to animals, service everywhere. This, and this alone will bring us out of the "wilderness." It is said that those who were highest in the Temple in the Wilderness were those who served; and the Christ said, "He who would be the greatest among you, let him be the servant of all." Let us all strive to render service. Let us all endeavor to be helpful, cheerful, valiant, and courageous, always lending a helping hand to those in sorrow and distress—and then our own troubles will gradually fade into oblivion as the dawn of new understanding begins to light the way to the unbelievable glories of our Father God.

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Hopes—Wishes—Aspirations: (generally of a material nature)
Shown chiefly by the 11th house, planets therein, and the ruler of the sign on the cusp.

Sorrow and Self-Undoing:
Indicated by the 12th house, planets therein, and the ruler of the sign on the cusp.

Old Age:
Signified by the 4th house, planets located therein, and the ruler of the sign on the cusp.

Death and Regeneration:
Indicated by the 8th house, planets located therein, and the ruler of the sign on the cusp. A planet deposited in a house is to be considered first. If no planet is there, consider the ruler of the sign on the cusp. In detailed delineation both are taken into consideration.

Questions:
In order not to involve the student in too much of a labyrinth of intricate configurations and possibilities, we are simplifying the following questions, and wish them to be answered in the same manner. Simplicity, as we have before remarked, in analyzing the prominent points of a horoscope, is an absolutely necessary accomplishment before the detailed delineation is undertaken. 1] Hopes—Wishes—Aspirations. Sum up in one short paragraph the significance of: Pisces on the cusp of the 11th house, Neptune ruler thereof. Neptune sextile Venus and the Sun. Neptune square Mars. 2] Sorrow and Self-Undoing. Synthesize in one short paragraph: Aries on the cusp of the 12th house, Mars ruler thereof. Uranus in Aries in the 12th house. Uranus square the Moon. Uranus trine Jupiter. Taurus intercepted in the 12th house, Venus ruler thereof. 3] Old Age. From the planets which are located in the 4th house and their aspects, state the conditions of the boy's later years. 4] Death and Regeneration. [a] What sort of death is indicated when the time for it arrives? [b] Describe the possibilities of this boy leading the regenerate life.

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Lesson No. 11 Progression of the Horoscope
The horoscope or radical chart (or radix) is a picture of the heavens at the moment of birth, showing the celestial bodies in their relation to each other and the zodiac, and indicating the path of life of the incoming Ego according to its self-generated destiny from past lives and experiences. The child is immersed in an atmosphere charged with the stellar vibrations peculiar to that moment; these are stamped upon each atom of its sensitive organism by the air inhaled with the first breath. Time does not stand still, and the planets do not remain stationary. While the birth chart indicates the tendencies, traits, and potential character of the infant, the "progressions" for the coming years indicate growth and change in the native and his environment. The progressed positions of the planets are called "directions"; they mark the time in life when changes are due to occur. There are two kinds of directions, primary and secondary. Primary directions are formed between the progressed planets and their original positions in the birth chart. Secondary directions are formed by the progression of the Moon to aspects with the planets, particularly the radical (natal) planets. The secondary aspects are of vital importance for unless the primary directions are supported by aspects of a similar nature from the progressed Moon, or unless there is an aspect from a New Moon, they are not effective. The "progressed years" correspond to the number of days after birth. Every day in the ephemeris subsequent to the birthday tells of the progressed conditions of the corresponding year of life. For instance, the primary positions 25 days after the birthday indicate the conditions of life at 25 years of age. The old accepted method of progression was to calculate a new chart for every year of life in the same way used in making the birth chart, only substituting the Sidereal Time and planetary positions of the particular year (day) wanted. This is very cumbersome and entirely unnecessary, so we use Max Heindel's simple method, which is called "the Adjusted Calculation Date (or A.C.D.)." This permanent A.C.D. date, used throughout life, is the starting point of directions instead of the birthday. It enables us to copy the noon positions of the planets straight from the ephemeris for whatever year is wanted without making any more detailed calculations. Please study attentively chapters 22 and 23 in The Message of the Stars, beginning on page 462—"Fate or Free Will." To reiterate: the progressed years always start on the Adjusted Calculation Date and not the birthday. An exception is when a person is born at such a time that the Greenwich Mean Time will be Noon. Suppose the birthday is May 12th and the Adjusted Calculation Date found is March 24th. Then the progressions always start on March 24th every year. Study closely page 472 in The Message of the Stars.

How to Find the Adjusted Calculation Date
The basis for finding the Adjusted Calculation Date is always the G.M.T. of birth. Quoting from page 471, The Message of the Stars: I. If the G.M.T. of birth is before noon, the planets' places in the ephemeris are calculated for a later time, and as they progress at the rate of a day (of 24 hours) for a year, they will reach the longitude given in the ephemeris some day within a year after birth. II. If the G.M.T. of birth is after noon, the planets' places in the ephemeris for the year of birth are calculated for an earlier time than birth, and the positions there given correspond to a certain day in the twelve months before birth.

Rules:
(1) Find the interval from G.M.T. to the following noon. (2) To this interval add the Sidereal Time for Greenwich noon on the birth day as given in the ephemeris. The sum of these is the Sidereal Time of the Adjusted Calculation Date.

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(3) When the G.M.T. at birth is AM on the birthday, or PM of the preceding day (this may happen in east longitude), count forward in the ephemeris until you find a day having the required S.T.; that date is the Adjusted Calculation Date. (4) When the G.M.T. at birth is PM on the birthday, or AM of the next day, read backward in the ephemeris until you find the day having the required S.T.; that date is the Adjusted Calculation Date. We will now proceed to find the Adjusted Calculation Date for our practice chart of July 4th, 1932, 2:15 AM Standard Time, Latitude 34 North, Longitude 118 West. The G.M.T. is 10:15 AM. 1. Interval to following noon (July 4 ): 2. S.T. for Greenwich noon on birthday (July 4): S.T. on Adjusted Calculation Date: 1:45 6:49 8.34

Since our G.M.T. is AM on the birthday we go forward from July 4 and find the nearest S.T. to be that of July 30, which is the Adjusted Calculation Date. Having once found this date we use it for the whole life. But remember, the Adjusted Calculation Date has nothing whatever to do with that date in the ephemeris. It means that the noon positions of the planets any day after birth are the progressed positions of the planets for the Adjusted Calculation Date, which thus begins the native's progressed year instead of at the birthday. In the present case this is July 30th instead of July 4th. To help in understanding this better we mark in the margins of the ephemeris as follows, using a day for a progressed year: Progressed Positions For: July 30, 1932 July 30, 1933 July 30, 1934 July 30, 1935 July 30, 1936 Planets' Noon Positions For: July 4, 1932 July 5, 1932 July 6, 1932 July 7, 1932 July 8, 1932 and so on. Age of Native Birth year One year Two years Three years Four years

Let us suppose that the G.M.T. is 1:45 PM. Interval to following noon (July 5): Plus S.T. noon birthday (July 4): Minus S.T. on Adjusted Calculation Date: Hr. Min. 22:15 6:49 29:04 24:00 5:04

Looking backward in the ephemeris from the birthday to a day having this required S.T. we get June 7th as the Adjusted Calculation Date. This will be the correct A.C.D. Example No. 1: G.M.T. is 9:00 PM September 7, 1932 Interval from G.M.T. (9:00 PM) to following noon: S.T. noon on birthday (September 7): Minus S.T. on Adjusted Calculation Date: 15:00 11:05 26:05 24:00 2:05

Going back in the ephemeris to a day having this required S.T., we find it to be April 23, 1932.

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Looking forward in the ephemeris we find this to correspond to February 3, 1933, which is the exact Adjusted Calculation Date. In such a case we must mark our ephemeris thus: Progressed Positions for: February 3, 1933 February 3, 1934 February 3, 1935 Planets' Noon Positions for: December 12, 1932 December 13, 1932 December 14, 1932 and so on.

Example No. 3: Birth January 27, 1932, G.M.T., 10:36 PM Interval to following noon (January 28): S.T. noon on birthday (January 27): Minus S.T. on Adjusted Calculation Date: 13:24 20:22 33:46 24:00 9:46

Going backward in the ephemeris we find the required day to be August 19, 1931, which will be the true Adjusted Calculation Date. When children are born early or late in the year, the A.C.D. may come in the year before or the year after the birth year, so it is very important to state the Adjusted Calculation Date by year as well as month and day. And when the G.M.T. is close to midnight, there will be nearly 6 months difference between the birthday and the Adjusted Calculation Date. The last example we mark thus in the Ephemeris: Progressed Positions for: August 19, 1931 August 19, 1932 August 19, 1933 August 19, 1934 Planets' Noon Positions for: January 27, 1932 January 28, 1932 January 29, 1932 January 30, 1932 and so on.

It is essential to have the correct Adjusted Calculation Date and year, for this is the starting point from which we prognosticate probable conditions in coming years of life. There is a second method known as Time Correspondence, and it might be of benefit for the student to familiarize himself with it, as it provides a quick method of reckoning the A.C.D. But as it is not always accurate, we do not show it, rather referring the student to The Message of the Stars, pages 472-473, for full instructions.

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Questions:
1] What is meant by the Adjusted Calculation Date (A.C.D.)? 2] How do we use it? 3] How do we find such a date? 4] If the G.M.T. is 12:59 PM, July 4, 1932, what is the A.C.D.? 5] If the G.M.T. is 12:59 AM, July 4, 1932, what is the A.C.D.? 6] Give the Adjusted Calculation Date for the next 3 dates and times. [a] G.M.T. 8:26 AM, May 14, 1932. [b] G.M.T. 3:20 PM, January 9, 1932. [c] G.M.T. 5:14 AM, December 24, 1932.

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Lesson No. 12 The Progressed Chart
In Lesson No. 11 we have endeavored to explain thoroughly the method of finding the Adjusted Calculation Date, a date which is used for the simple progression or advancing of the horoscope for any year after birth. The daily motion of the planets will in progression be the yearly motion. For reference and for the convenience of the student we give a table of the average daily motion of the planets.

Daily Mean Motion of the Planets
Sun Moon Mercury Venus Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Deg:Min:Sec 00:59:08 13:10:00 01:23:00 01:12:00 00:37:28 00:04:59 00:02:00 00:00:42 00:00:22 Stays in 1 Sign: 1 month 2 1/2 days 18 days 24 days 57 days 1 years 2 1/2 years 7 years 13-14 years

We will proceed to show the progressed positions (directions) for any year. The boy was born July 4, 1932. The Adjusted Calculation Date is July 30, 1932. The year he is seven corresponds to July 11, 1932. In front (in the margin) of that date you have marked: A.C.D., July 30, 1939. The planet's progressed positions on July 11th are as follows: Sun: 18:56 Cancer; Venus: 0:39R Cancer; Mercury: 13:55 Leo; Moon: 23:49 Libra; Saturn: 2:23R Aquarius; Jupiter: 23:37 Leo; Mars: 13:27 Gemini; Uranus: 23:16 Aries; Neptune: 6:01 Virgo. These positions cover the year from July 30, 1939 to July 30, 1940, and are always to be interpreted in their relation to the birth or radical chart. Here you will see the Sun is within orb of the conjunction to the radical Moon. When the Sun by progression forms a conjunction, square, sextile, trine, or opposition to one of the radical planets, the influence begins to manifest when the Sun is 1-1/2 degrees from the exact aspect, and it is felt until the Sun is 1-1/2 degrees past the point of culmination, which of course is the degree and minute of the planet at birth. As the Sun moves about one degree a day, and the time measure of direction is that one day equals one year, we may say that the influence of the solar aspects is felt for a period of three years. Their effects are particularly strong at times during this period when aspects of the progressed Moon or lunations (New Moons) vivify them. As the Sun moves about 5 minutes a month (60 minutes equals 1 degree) we can advance or subtract that much to get the time of exact conjunction. The Moon in the radix is 18:05 and the progressed Sun is 18:56. Therefore the culmination happens about 10 months earlier—namely, about September 30, 1938. The Sun progressed to conjunction of radical Moon, when unafflicted, indicates a three year period of popularity and general success. The progressed Moon has also left its natal position and square to radical Uranus and has reached the opposition to Uranus, which has the effect of disturbing the equilibrium of the organism (Moon in Libra), making him erratic and irritable (opposition Uranus), upsetting the digestion (Moon) and affecting the health (progressed Moon is in the 6th house). Therefore, this is a time to avoid excitement (Uranus in Aries) and exercise self-control.

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In early life especially, the Moon is the most important of the planets. We are then more amenable to the lunar rays, for the Moon governs infancy and childhood, the mother and the home. The Moon measures "the soul's passage from the shores of eternity, through the waters of the womb to the world of Time." The Moon is the time marker, the minute hand on the clock of destiny," while the Sun (and planets) may be considered as the hour hand. Therefore the Moon more than any other celestial body shows us the exact time when any direction culminates or becomes fruitful of events, indicating changes in the physical and material conditions, or reaction through soul-growth and character building, according to circumstances and environment; when that which is latent in the horoscope is brought to a focus—so to speak. Page 218 in The Message of the Stars tells us that the Moon measures the period of post-natal growth through its phases of seven days (in progression this equals seven years). Childhood is completed and school age is reached when the progressed Moon is square its natal place in the seventh year; then the birth of the vital body takes place. When the Moon is opposite its radical position—about the fourteenth year—the birth of the desire body occurs, marking the period of adolescence and puberty. And when it makes another square, having traveled three-quarters around the circle of the horoscope, the mental body is born, and one is considered full grown. In the 28th year the progressed Moon is conjunct its own place. This marks the period of complete manhood or womanhood. Study the chapter on the Moon in The Message of the Stars, page 217. The year he is 14 corresponds to July 18, 1932. Therefore, opposite that date in the ephemeris, we write July 30, 1946. The planets' positions on July 18 are: Sun: 25:37 Cancer; Moon: 3:35 Aquarius; Venus: 29:02R Gemini; Mercury: 22:23 Leo; Saturn: 1:53R Aquarius; Jupiter: 25:01 Leo; Mars: 18:17 Gemini; Uranus: 23:21 Aries; Neptune: 6:13 Virgo. Looking over these positions and relating them to the radical chart we find the progressed Moon making a close aspect (opposition) to the radical Mercury. Mercury is afflicted by the opposition of Saturn, its only adverse aspect. We will find the Moon's exact position with reference to Saturn and Mercury by first taking its yearly travel: July 19—Moon July 18—Moon 17.05 Aquarius 03.35 Aquarius 13.30

Then dividing this by 12 we get the progressed monthly motion which is 1 degree and 7.5 minutes. Dividing this again by 30 we have the progressed daily motion, being 2.25 minutes. (1:07:30 equals 67.5 minutes divided by 30 equals 2.25 minutes). We ask: when is the Moon precisely conjunct Saturn in 2:52 Aquarius? The difference between Moon 3:35 and Saturn 2:52 is 43 minutes, divide this by 2.25 (the daily motion), gives 19 days earlier. Counting back from July 30, 1946, we get July 11, 1946, which is the day when the progressed Moon will make its exact conjunction with the radical Saturn. The opposition to radical Mercury will occur about 4 days earlier, namely, July 26, 1946, because radical Mercury at 3:25 is 9 minutes less than the progressed Moon position at 3:35 on the Adjusted Calculation Date. These two progressed Moon aspects to afflicted radical planets, Saturn and Mercury, indicate a very critical period in the boy's life. An inner struggle, a pessimistic, gloomy attitude toward his studies and social (family) relationships—Mercury in the 3rd house, Saturn in the 9th. A conflict through his conscience—Saturn—the higher law—9th house; his schoolwork, schoolmates, and near relatives— 3rd house. Keen disappointments perhaps in scholastic honors—Mercury in Leo, Saturn ruling the 10th house. Such a troubled state of mind may lead to recklessness and lack of caution resulting in mishaps should he travel—3rd and 9th houses. Also possible is ill health to the mother—Moon. We want to know when the progressed Moon will come trine to radical Mars in 8:31 Gemini:

28 July 30, 1946—Moon: August 30, 1946: September 30, 1946: October 30, 1946: November 30, 1946: plus 12 days: December 12, 1946—Moon:

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Mars is 8:31—difference 28' divided by 2.25 minutes per day equals 12 days. Progressed Moon is trine radical Mars.

This progressed Moon trine radical Mars (conjunct Asc.) aspect indicates a period of considerable activity, both of mind and body. The adverse aspects of the summer of 1946 have accumulated a great deal of pent-up energy, which under the trine will prove to his benefit, if he uses the dynamic force of Mars through the natural outlet of leadership—Mars in the 1st house. For instance, a desire and urge to excel in athletic skill and prowess—Mars in the 1st house. Sharpening of the intellect— Mars in Gemini and a stimulation of the creative, inventive, image-making faculty—progressed Moon in Aquarius in the 9th house trine Mars in Gemini in the 1st house. However, he must use caution not to expend his vitality unduly, for the radical square of Mars to Neptune indicates a militant, irascible, impulsive nature, which may bring unhappiness in the home circle—Neptune in the 4th house. To ameliorate this during the year 1946 the progressed Mercury is conjunct natal Jupiter and trine natal Uranus. His sanguinity will revive and his mind will become more healthy in outlook. His parents may help him considerably here—Jupiter in the 4th house. The trine to Uranus invigorates him mentally, bringing unexpected pleasures, impulse to mental work, and a keen desire for occult study, or research into hidden causes—Uranus in the 12th house. He may become interested in altruistic and humanitarian work under this aspect. Look in The Message of the Stars page 499 for progressed lunar directions and page 512 for progressed mutual planetary directions.

Progression of the Angles (Page 480, The Message of the Stars)
Besides progressing the planets we must also make a similar forward movement of the houses, but these must be calculated by the same method as when erecting a natal figure, save that we use the Sidereal Time for the day which corresponds to the year for which we wish to progress the horoscope. Using the above year 1946, age 14, we take these factors: Latitude 34 North, Longitude 118 West, True Local Time of birth: 2:23 AM. Deg.Min. Sec 07:40:00 00:01:19 14:23:00 00:02:24 22:06:43

S.T. noon previous to progressed birthday 1946 (ephemeris July 17, 1932): Correction 10" for longitude: Interval previous noon to T.L.T: Correction 10" per hour of interval: S.T. on progressed birthday:

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With this S.T., 22:06:43, we go to the Tables of Houses, using Latitude 34° North. The nearest S.T. we find is 22:08:23. We may erect the complete progressed chart by inserting the progressed planets’ positions directly from the ephemeris (July 18, 1932). But this is not necessary; the two angles of chief importance are the Midheaven and Ascendant. The MC, which is spiritual in nature, and the ASC, which is the significator in physical and material matters, are to be recorded only. When the native has changed residence, moving north or south from the place of birth, the latitude of the new residence must be used for progression of the angles. The progressed MC for the year 1946 is 0:00 Pisces and the ASC is 19:41 Gemini. We note that progressed MC is trine to progressed Venus in 29:02R Gemini and that progressed Mars in 18:17 Gemini is conjunct the progressed Ascendant. These progressed aspects represent a time of activity, changes, and decisions, which may be of great importance in the trend of his future life work. The decisions remain with the native however, for the prerogative of free will is never removed.

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1] What day after birth corresponds to the year 1960? 2] What is the boy's age then? 3] In what progressed year does Mercury turn retrograde? 4] In what year does Venus go direct? How old is he? 5] What is the progressed MC for 1962? What is the progressed ASC? 6] Give all the progressed positions of the planets for 1962. 7] Compute the progressed Moon month by month for 1962. 8] What aspects to the radix does the progressed Moon make? And when? 9] What day after birth corresponds to the year when he is 59 years old? 10] Are there any important directions then?

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Lesson No. 13 Transits, Lunations, Eclipses
Transit means passing—the passage of a celestial body over the meridian over a place. The progressed positions of planets are the principal significators of events, but the transitory position of the planets in space at the actual time of events strengthen or weaken effects of aspects in the progressed horoscope, according to whether they are akin in nature or not. These so-called transits are the planetary positions in the ephemeris for the actual or current year of events. The major planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are more potent in their action than the minor planets for the reason of their slow motion in the heavens. Their vibrations are felt strongly when within a 1-1/2 degree orb. They culminate when the aspect is exact and last until 1-1/2 degrees past exact. Their effects depend on the importance of the planet which they aspect and the houses through which they are transiting (passing), bearing on such departments of life as the particular house indicates. Mars more than any other celestial body affects the average person strongly when in transit over sensitive points in the horoscope. It designates the field of action, whether battle, business, or breaking ground. Where Mars is powerful in the chart, there the native has the ability to go in and conquer—himself or others. Mars by position shows his potential power to act, also the instruments with which he works to best advantage. Mars has the power to destroy that which is wrong and harmful in our environment; and it enthusiastically champions the cause of righteousness. The wonderful energy of Mars must not be suppressed, but controlled and refined. This is an important and potent lesson which the subject of our study especially will have to learn. In its transits Mars brings out the latent forces in a positive way in the sign and house it passes through; therefore Mars may be used frequently to forecast the actual time of an event. Saturn points out what we lack—in what we are most deficient. It is the Father principle urging us to develop good habits and good qualities in order to solve and master the problems of existence. Saturn is in reality the "great benefic." We must learn to understand his purpose: to overcome fear, to purify the mind, to cultivate faith, hope, and love. The effect of a transit is greatest when it is in conjunction with a radical planet, particularly when it is in an angle. The trine, sextile, square, and opposition are also quite effective, but to a lesser degree. If the progressed Moon, New Moon, or total eclipse comes within orb of a transit when it is making an aspect to the radical planets, setting off the condition then prevailing in the horoscope, bringing it to fruition on the physical plane, there is also a corresponding change in consciousness, an opportunity for learning spiritual values, and for soul growth. Much of the effect of transiting planets is to impel to decisive action and extract concrete results. A lunation is a conjunction of the Sun and Moon—a New Moon. In our ephemeris all New Moons, Full Moons, and eclipses are plainly marked for each month. When a lunation falls within three degrees of an aspect to any of the planets in the radix, or within aspect to any other vital point in the horoscope, it has a decided effect upon affairs during the ensuing month, and will easily take the place of an aspect of the progressed Moon, which is needed to fructify the planetary indications then in force. The Moon completes its passage through the zodiac in about 28 days, staying about 2-1/2 days in each sign. In progression, as you have learned, this means years. The transiting Moon in daily life is important in choosing the right time for doing certain affairs. In illness and for operations the Moon's daily place must be taken into consideration for effecting the best results of remedies applied, etc. Physicians especially should be interested in this phase of Astrology. However, the effect of the transiting Moon should be applied in its relation to the radical and progressed charts. The ephemeris gives the daily aspects between the Moon and planets which is

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very helpful in planning one's affairs. The student would do well to get thoroughly familiar with the current ephemeris, tabulating the effects of transits in his own case—and looking ahead for aspects forming. Again, here as in everything else, moderation holds good. One can become too fanatical. Checking one's aspects is meant only for self-development, service to humanity, and sharpening the power of observation. When a New Moon is a solar eclipse, it produces: first, the usual effect of a lunation during the current month if in aspect with any of the radical planets. Second, similar effects during the months of the following year when aspects of the same nature are formed with the place of the eclipse. That is to say, if an eclipse fell, for instance, on Uranus in 23 degrees of Aries, in this boy's horoscope, it not only will have an influence at the time when the eclipse is formed, but also when a lunation of about the same degree would fall in Cancer, making a square—this in midsummer—or another in opposition in Libra in the fall; again, another square in midwinter from Capricorn. Thus when the initial aspect of the eclipse is adverse, the latter configurations will be adverse; if it is a good aspect, benefit will be experienced during the months when sextiles and trines are formed. The increasing and decreasing Moon are also important in monthly transit study. The Moon is increasing in light from the time of its conjunction with the Sun, or the New Moon, until it reaches its opposition or Full Moon. The next two weeks it is decreasing in light—until it meets the Sun again at another lunation. These two phases of the Moon are very potent in the affairs of the world of men. The increasing Moon is the flood tide, strong forces for vigorous efforts—"full speed ahead." The decreasing Moon, or ebb tide, is for assimilating, absorbing, planning, preparing, meditating, contemplating the past and that which is to come, etc. There are three points to be taken into consideration in reading a horoscope: the radical chart as the face of the clock; the progressed planets are the hour hand; and the daily transits, New and Full Moons, may be compared to the minute hand, which tells the exact time of events. The progressed aspects alone will not act; there must be an exciting factor. The transits act as the match that lights the fuse, and the transiting Moon with its aspects and its lunations is the time-marker. In order to consider transits for our boy, born in 1932, we will use the 1935 ephemeris. He will then be only three years old, so no progression except the Moon is in force. In January, 1935 his progressed Moon in Leo is trine to radical Uranus in Aries. As Uranus is afflicting the Moon in the radix, this trine will have little beneficial effect, because the lunation on January 5, 1935 in 13:57 Capricorn is a partial eclipse and falls opposite the boy's natal Sun. This is a time to use care and caution in his food and safeguard his health generally. At the same time, on January 6 and 7, Mars is transiting those degrees in Libra, square to his radical Sun. Mars transits his 5th house, which concerns his play and recreation. A square means, “Be careful!” Another partial eclipse of the Sun is the lunation of February 3, 1935 in 13:55 Aquarius. This is conjunct his MC. As his MC is trine the Part of Fortune in Gemini, this transit should be beneficial to him through his parents. On April 3, 1935 the lunation in 12:48 Aries squares his radical Sun, giving similar indications as the January eclipse. Saturn at the same time transits in Pisces, opposition to the natal Neptune, indicating bowel trouble or possibly some hurt to his feet or limbs. The New Moon of August 29, 1935 in 4:46 Virgo is conjunct the radical Neptune—another period of anxiety. As the transiting Uranus in 5:30 Taurus is trine this same Neptune, he may receive help and benefits from friends not only on the material plane, but also from invisible sources. The transits of the other four major, or superior planets, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, are very important, especially affecting the houses which carry the signs they are in at the time. Referring to the little table in Lesson No. 12, where the planets' daily motion and the duration of their stay in the signs is recorded, it is easy to estimate how long the effect of these planetary forces will be in operation.

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Jupiter, the great benefic, passes once around the horoscope in 12 years—about one year in each sign; therefore its benign assistance brings blessings a good deal oftener than the retarding influence of Saturn is felt. Take the ephemeris for the year 1935. Check up on Jupiter; see in what houses it is transiting in the boy's chart. Jupiter is unafflicted in the radix, therefore we look for good effects, mostly. On January 8, 1935, and again on September 7 and 8 Jupiter in 18:05 Scorpio from the 6th house makes an exact trine to the radical Moon in Cancer. The delineation for this aspect reads: "Jupiter trine Moon brings health, happiness, and financial benefit in accordance with radical indications. If Jupiter retrogrades, it is not so active (Jupiter does here), but the period of good is protracted by its repeated direct passage over the good aspects." On November 9, 1935, Jupiter enters Sagittarius, advancing first to a sextile of Saturn November 21-22; then to a trine of Mercury on November 25; then to a square of Neptune on December 5; lastly to an opposition to Mars on December 17. These last two aspects are rather strong, coming as they do from angles. Jupiter and Neptune are in the fourth house, Mars is in the first house in the radix. The transiting Jupiter in Sagittarius will be in the seventh house. This may possibly affect the parents in a business way (the 7th house is the business 10th house from the 10th house of the most important parent). Uranus stays about seven years in every sign, so its sustained influence in the houses is very long. The houses, you remember, have to do with material conditions and environment, the signs with character—in a general way. Uranus is the awakener, the altruistic humanitarian, but also the erratic and iconoclastic planet of sudden and unexpected happenings and impulses—exciting the native to unusual and often strange conduct—if it is much afflicted in the natal chart. Uranus is square to the Moon in the radix, therefore its transit through the 12th house, that of sorrow and limitations, where it is placed in Aries will last until the boy is about ten years old. We figure thus: Uranus entered Taurus in June, 1934; it will enter Gemini in August, 1941; then we reckon the 4 degrees and 29 minutes of Gemini in the 12th house (Ascendant is Gemini 4:29). Uranus travels 42 seconds per day on average or about 4 degrees in a year. So, around August, 1942 it will transit his Ascendant, passing into the first house, and this time will mark some drastic changes in the organism, the mind, and the home conditions. To help the student become proficient in locating transiting aspects we will tabulate those of Uranus. Its first aspect in 1935 is on May 17-18 in 2:52 Taurus, making a square to an afflicted Saturn in Aquarius. A little later, May 28-29, it squares Mercury in Leo. As Uranus retrogrades these aspects are repeated October 29 in 3:26 Taurus, and November 12 in 2:52 Taurus. As the squares are to the 3rd and 9th houses, which govern travel, we assume that care and caution should be exercised in this respect. On June 10 and October 14, 1935 Uranus in 4:03 Taurus makes a sextile to Venus in Cancer, which may bring gain and pleasure from the sociable Venus, strong in its own second house. Neptune is the slowest of the nine planets, taking 165 years to travel through the zodiac; so its transits of thirteen to fourteen years in the same sign naturally will have a steady, long-drawn influence through the house or houses it traverses. It is comparatively easy to compute the positions of Neptune, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus in coming years without an ephemeris when we know their orbital motion. Having a starting point, for instance: Neptune entered Virgo in September, 1928. By adding 13-14 years we know it will come to Libra in 1942, to Scorpio in 1955-56, to Sagittarius in 1969, to Capricorn in 1983-84 and so on. As Neptune advances about 2 degrees per year we approximate its position in 1992, when the age of our subject is 60, to be about 18 degrees Capricorn, which is in opposition to the radical Moon. The delineation reads: "If Neptune is afflicted in the natal chart, these transits mark a period of weird and uncanny experiences, mental and physical lassitude, etc." The mission of Neptune, the plant of divinity, is to stir the feelings and stimulate the mental faculties attuning them to the highest vibrations, lifting the consciousness "unto purer spheres," impelling the native to find his spiritual self, to blend and cooperate this with the personality, enabling him to lead (live) a practical, Christian life.

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On the lower planes Neptune is subtle, chaotic, bringing out the undercurrents of trickiness and fraud. Very few, comparatively speaking, can respond to the high cosmic rays of Neptune, but its purpose is to help humanity forward on the spiral path of Evolution—that man may learn true wisdom, to master himself, to assert his divinity, to foster brotherhood, and to acquire Creative Consciousness.

This concludes the Senior Extension Course.

Dear Friend, Congratulations on completing our three courses in Spiritual Astrology. You are entitled to a genuine feeling of accomplishment, for as rewarding and illuminating as the course may be it is still long and tasking. Learning never ends. We hope your search will not end with this last lesson and that the study of Astrology will still encompass a major part of your life. By applying what you have learned in your daily life and using this sacred science to help others, you will increase your inner wisdom, understanding and Truth. May God's blessings provide you with more opportunities to serve—remembering that loving, self-forgetting service to others, is the shortest, the safest and the most joyful road to God. May God bless your every effort.

In Fellowship, The Rosicrucian Fellowship Education Department

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Answers to Lesson No. 1 – continued
1] Obviously a frank open mind (Ascendant parallel Mercury), concealing a balance and depth of mental power (Ascendant parallel Saturn), which is courageous and continuously persistent (Ascendant trine Saturn), and when necessary, having a natural bent for business and making money. Also, he can be subtle, deceptive, and wily (Ascendant square Neptune). These conditions give him ample opportunity for soul-growth (Ascendant parallel Part of Fortune). 2] Tall, slender body, quick and alert in movement, inclined to be restless and fidgety if kept too closely confined. Arms and limbs particularly long. Fingers slender, hair dark, with hazel eyes. (Gemini rising). Muscular, athletic, and active body (Mars on Ascendant). Tends to scars on head and face. 3] Give briefly, in keywords, the following effects: (a) Mars conjunction Ascendant. Energy and great power of physical ability, strong constitution, excellent recuperative powers, muscular strength, but sometimes rash and impulsive. Tendency to accidents to head and face. (b) Mars parallel Ascendant. Strengthens conjunction with Ascendant. Ambition, courage, selfreliance, determination, enterprising, fine endurance and practical. (c) Mercury in third house. Good mental faculties, fluency as a speaker or writer and more or less harmony with relatives. (d) Mercury sextile Ascendant. Studious, quick mind, literary interests, gain by writing and speaking. Dexterous and ingenious. Coordination between mind and body. (e) Mercury parallel Ascendant. Gain through mental application. Scholastic success, quickwitted; acute, inquiring mind, always wants to know the "reason why." Nervous and restless at times, but intensifies mental qualities. (f) Mercury sextile Mars. Adds great strength and guidance to the mind and augments the energy a hundred-fold. Alert, witty, humorous, adroit, satirical, and skillful. (g) Mercury parallel Mars. Enthusiastic, businesslike, constructive, animated, and magnetic when interested. Inclination for chemistry, drawing, engineering, and practical, mechanical methods. Force, energy, and splendid mental abilities. Increases the restlessness and nervousness, due to the vibrant energy that must be used. (h) Mercury parallel Part of Fortune. Furnishes incentive and reason for the accumulation of material wealth and possessions. Parallels intensify existing configurations in the chart.

Answers to Lesson No. 2
1] Give the keywords of the Sun in Cancer. Individuality (Sun) will be largely emotional, phlegmatic, and sensitive (Cancer). Active vitality (Sun) but retiring and timid (Cancer). Sympathetic (Cancer), also vain and sometimes arrogant (Sun), with a restless (Cancer) indolence (Sun), and love of home (Cancer). The spiritual qualities (Sun) will be manifested mostly through emotional attachments (Cancer). 2] Give the keywords of the Sun in the 2nd house. Individuality, ambition, and spiritual endeavor (Sun) will operate through the gateways of money, financial fortunes, and what use the native makes of them (2nd house). The Sun placed in the 2nd house usually denotes wealth, but there is danger of liberality and prodigality, thereby losses may be incurred. 3] (a) Describe in keywords the Sun conjunction Moon. Individuality, life, and ambition (Sun) will be inextricably interwoven with the personality, imagination, change, restlessness, emotionalism, and magnetism (Moon), Both planets are strongly marked with the characteristics of Cancer.

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(b) Describe in keywords the Sun parallel Mars. Enterprising and energetic (Mars) individuality (Sun). Ambitious (Sun), but there is danger of impulsive displays (Mars) of despotism (Sun), independence (Sun), and rashness (Mars). (c) Describe in keywords the Sun sextile Neptune. This configuration intensifies the spiritual and inspirational vibrations in the aura (Neptune). There is an inherent love of the occult and higher life (Neptune). Individuality (Sun) may approach the higher spiritual planes from the intellectual (Neptune) or psychic standpoint (Cancer). The life (Sun) is subtly influenced by the inner spiritual urges (Neptune). 4] Blend the keywords of questions 1, 2, and 3 into a short and compact paragraph. A phlegmatic and emotional Individuality (Sun in Cancer), blended with a restless, magnetic, and imaginative personality (Sun conjunction Moon), will have a tenacious (Sun in Cancer), enterprising and energetic ambition (Sun parallel Mars) for financial success, which he may achieve (Sun and Moon in 2nd house). But he should curb impulsiveness and rash, hasty actions for fear of losses through liberality and prodigality (Sun in the 2nd house parallel Mars). These financial and material experiences will enable the spirit to glean much soul growth through the right use of the physical body (Sun parallel Pars Fortuna). The Sun sextile Neptune will intensify the higher spiritual vibrations and assist the boy to overcome his material nature. (Reference, The Message of the Stars, Junior Astrology Lesson No. 22, and Keyword System). 5] Write a detailed delineation of the Sun in this chart, with regard to sign, house, and aspects. Write at least 200 words. This boy was born when the Sun was in Cancer, a sign of cardinal quality, denoting activity, and of the element water, giving him a strong emotional nature. Cancer is a very sympathetic sign and persons under its rule are timid and retiring until they become well acquainted, when they sometimes develop into very exacting and autocratic friends. Yet they are conscientious and trustworthy and can exercise considerable discretion when necessary. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and as the Sun is in conjunction with the Moon, this boy will undoubtedly respond more or less to the ever-changeable nature of this lesser Light, and he will want to make changes often, both in his home and in business. He will be tenacious regarding certain things, and he will always be cautious, and sometimes inclined to worry and fret over misfortunes that never occur. The Sun in Cancer is a mixture of the Sun, Moon, and the 4th house influences. This boy will find great comfort in his home, and will even think seriously of combining his business with his home at some time of his life. He will also be interested in the occult to some extent, if only in psychic phenomena, because he himself may at some time have psychic experiences. The Sun in the 2nd house will give him a tendency to be rather liberal with his money, and though this position gives the ability to succeed in business and the capacity to start new enterprises, the parallel to Mars may tend to make him rash and impulsive where his money is concerned. The boy was born only about twelve hours after the lunation in Cancer. His individual individuality and personality therefore are both Cancer, and with both Lights placed in the 2nd house, the affairs of business and the making of money will occupy a great portion of his life. He may acquire much wealth or other property during his life with the Sun in this position, and again he may, through the parallel to Mars, and with Venus so near the Sun, squander much of this wealth upon his family, his wife and children, or on the women of his household generally. Cancer is the sign of the Conception of Ideas . . . the birth of new things. The Sun, we know, represents the Individual, the Thinker. So this boy will have much opportunity to make his life what he wills, if he grasps opportunity by the forelock and comes to the realization that there are other things in life besides material gain and temporal pleasures. Withal, the soul growth will be great, whether through material or spiritual channels depends upon the experiences he receives, the fruits of which determine the extent of his development. (Reference, Message of the Stars, Pages 125, 145, 152, 157, 164.)

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Answers to Lesson No. 3
1] Keywords of the Moon in Cancer. Sociable, sympathetic, kind disposition; averse to physical, moral, mental effort; tenacious, sensitive, timid, psychic, impressionable, emotional, indolent. Loves to drift with the tide. Fertile imagination, clannish with a great love of personal power. (Reference, Message of the Stars, page 226, and Junior Lesson No. 22) 2] Keywords of the Moon in the Second House. Fluctuating finances . . . many changes in money matters. The conjunction with the Sun makes matters more settled however. (Reference, Message of the Stars, page 221) 3] Keywords of the Moon square Uranus. Makes the native irresponsible, perverse, eccentric, egotistic, overbearing, conceited and intolerant; fanatically childish and fretful; inconstant and unconventional, loving sudden and spasmodic changes and craving a variety of bohemian pleasures. He may allow sex to run riot. (Reference, Message of the Stars, pages 217, 241, 347) 4] In one short paragraph coalesce the keywords of the Moon in Cancer, Moon in 2nd house, Moon conjunct Sun and Moon square Uranus. Kind, sociable disposition (Moon in Cancer), but erratic, overbearing and conceited (Moon square Uranus), with a restless desire for change (Moon in Cancer). Having an inherent distaste for work (Moon in Cancer), he brings much unhappiness upon himself because of business fluctuations (Moon 2nd house). An impressionable (Moon in Cancer) inconstant lover with disastrous results (Moon square Uranus). He is sensitive, and has a perpetual inferiority complex (Moon in Cancer), coupled with the self-will and perversity of the true bohemian (Moon square Uranus). The Individuality and Personality are inextricably interwoven, both strongly marked with the characteristics of Cancer. 5] Delineate in detail your understanding of the influences of the Moon on this boy, with regard to sign, house, and aspects. Write at least three hundred words. The Moon has no basic nature of its own. It serves to focus the qualities of its sign, house, and aspects. The human being who comes specifically under the Lunar Rays is often easy-going and dreamy. He lives in enchanted air castles of a more or less nebulous nature and oftentimes flagrantly neglects the material world in which he functions consciously. As a general rule the Moon in Cancer gives a kind, sociable disposition and bestows upon the native innate psychic faculties which enable him to sense conditions on planes other than the material. That is why the Cancer person is said to be supersensitive and the subtle reason why he is so sympathetic. The water, or Emotional Body, in his nature seems to blend quite readily with the water, or Emotional Bodies, of other people, and this sympathy tends to make him happy, sad, buoyant, depressed, tolerant, critical, loving, or hateful, according to the state or mood of those with whom he comes in contact. The Moon in Cancer gives a love of home and of the comforts of home. Good digestion is indicated provided the appetite is under control and the pleasures of the table are not indulged in to excess. The Moon in the 2nd house signifies fluctuating finances. However, the conjunction with the Sun will make the financial situation more settled. The Moon in conjunction with the Sun will make this boy strong and running over with vitality, with the ability to recuperate rapidly from any condition or illness (This is one of the best indications for health and general success as long as the conjunction is not within 3 degrees—combust). It should also bring him a harmonious marriage partner, one who will understand him and work with him as a true helpmate. The Moon square Uranus will probably work out in the 12th house affairs of the boy, this being the only adverse aspect to the Moon. The Moon square Uranus and the latter in the 12th house will probably hamper him mightily in both material and spiritual strivings and aspirations through the

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medium of secret enemies, and at the most unlooked for and unexpected moments. This configuration also makes him eccentric regarding occult science and like subjects. It is obvious that all through life he will have sudden and sporadic upheavals of trouble and hostility from, and with, the opposite sex. (Reference, Message of the Stars, pages 219, 221, 226, 231, 241)

Answers to Lesson No. 4
1] Write a brief paragraph describing this boy's moral status. This boy is impressionable and easy-going (Sun in Cancer) and too imaginative and negative for his own good (Venus in Cancer). Therefore he will be rather of a dual, moral nature. There are strong, secret passions (Venus in Cancer) and terrific desires to gratify these passions (Venus parallel Saturn and Sun parallel Mars), with ensuing trouble with the opposite sex (Venus parallel Saturn). However, the other side of his nature, his higher mind, ruled by Jupiter, inclines him naturally to a morally clean life, and one of virtue (Jupiter in Leo parallel to Midheaven), with much ability to control his passions and cravings (Jupiter trine Uranus). If he contacts the right people, the right spiritual teachings, and endeavors to live to the highest ideals he knows, this boy will rise above his lower nature, especially in later life (Jupiter in the 4th house). The good aspects of Neptune sextile Venus and Sun, as well as Jupiter trine Uranus, lend moral strength that should grow as he develops in harmony with the finer instincts. 2] Write a brief paragraph on his emotional nature. The boy's emotional nature is negative also, and easily aroused and swayed (Venus in Cancer). He is inherently sensual and self-indulgent to a degree with regard to his passions, and not always able to exercise control or restraint in his likes and dislikes (Mars square Neptune). He is vacillating and imaginative and could easily come under the domination of discarnate entities (Mars square Neptune). However, he again has many good qualities to offset the above. Uranus trine Jupiter tends to sublimate his emotional, explosive, erratic outbursts, secret passions and attachments (Uranus square Moon), and Mars trine Saturn will give him the determination and energy to overcome if he will but try. 3] Study the mental qualifications of this boy with special regard to Mercury, its sign, house position, and its aspects. Write at least three hundred words on his mental tendencies. Mercury follows the Sun in this chart, therefore this boy will learn more by afterthought. The lessons of life will contact him through the school of hard knocks and experience. Mercury in Leo gives high ideals and aspirations; a positive, strong, and persevering intellect which scorns to stoop to low and mean acts. This boy may be blunt and outspoken, but he is also kind-hearted and sympathetic. He will have good organizing ability and will make a capable leader, a lover of children and fond of pleasure and amusement. Mercury in the third house is strong because this is the "natural" house of this planet. This position will heighten the mental qualities of this boy; it will make his mind serene and optimistic, and inclined to study and research work. He will probably make many short journeys. The opposition of Saturn will cause delays in his plans and projects, and these obstructions in his path will tend to make him bitter and sarcastic, but his good aspects will easily help him to overcome these occasional trials and tests. The parallel of Saturn will give him depth of mind sufficient for him to learn the reason for the delays and obstacles that come up. He will learn to work with the laws of Nature through the help of this parallel, and he will think and plan beforehand and so prepare for all emergencies. Mercury sextile Mars gives a keen, sharp, ingenious, and resourceful mentality. It gives enthusiasm and the ability to imbue others with enthusiasm. There is indicated in this configuration a great love of argument and debate and also an inexhaustible fund of wit and humor, with a goodly share of sarcasm which usually strikes its mark.

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Dexterity is innate and his ability to turn a hand to whatever task comes up with speed and facility will stand him in marvelous stead during the many interims of his career which will undoubtedly tax his adroitness to the utmost. The parallel to Mars strengthens these energetic and dexterous qualities mentioned above. If this boy should become a writer or lecturer, he would speak or write with miraculous conviction and forceful power. (Reference, Pages 193, 195, 203, 208, 210, 213, Message of the Stars.)

Answers to Lesson No. 5
1] Air signs on Midheaven, Ascendant, second and sixth cusps (Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra) would show success in any literary, artistic, or clerical pursuit involving study or research. The tendency to follow a number of vocations is indicated. The second house is strongly fortified with Gemini on the cusp and the Sun, Moon, and Venus therein. Gemini on the cusp of the second house will bring this boy changeable fortunes and a diversity of mental pursuits, and these conditions are augmented by the Moon. The latter promises a future of fluctuating finances. Venus in the second house is in its own house. This almost guarantees financial success but it will also tend to make this boy wasteful, prodigal, and he will usually spend more than he earns, squandering his money on pleasures, women, and sensual escapades. His emotions also will have much to do with his financial gains and losses. Venus and the Sun, both posited in Cancer, the latter a good business sign, will give him a leaning toward dealing in commodities that are used by everybody, or which are commonly used in everyday life and in the home. A business which has a quick turnover will bring financial results to this boy. Cancer has practically the entire rulership over the second house though Mercury is the ruler of the sign on its cusp. Mercury is a good business planet also, ruling the middleman, the commission merchant, the agent, the go-between, the writer, the thinker, the mental creator. The Sun in the second house in Cancer in conjunction with the Moon will cause this boy to want to change his jobs often until he finally settles down to his life's work. The Sun in the second house in Cancer is very promising for monetary gain, however, the tendency to squander his money will always dog his footsteps and the thought of "easy come, easy go" will invariably haunt him. One can be poor on an income of a million if one spends two million. The Sun in Cancer is especially fortunate for success in later years. Cancer people are often pioneers in certain lines of business or in new endeavors. Their great tenacity enables them to persist until they arrive at a certain standard. And when they have reached that standard they are ready to start something new. Mars, with the help of the sextile to Mercury and the trine to Saturn, and Uranus trine Jupiter, will give him the urge to invent things in a mechanical, literary, and philosophical way that should be of some benefit to humanity. All in all the second house is excellently fortified and promises much financial success and money through the native's own efforts, in spite of the aforementioned conditions of fluctuation and prognosticated "ups and downs." Mercury in the third house is especially suitable for business that takes the native on short journeys. Selling will probably be followed at some interval in life and he could become an excellent commercial traveler for an engineering firm demonstrating mechanical models. Gemini on the Ascendant gives great dexterity and the Moon in the second house gives him favor as a salesman and makes him well liked by the public. The sixth house is the house of voluntary service which we perform as our share of the world's work for an equivalent share of the world's wealth. The sixth house in this horoscope is ruled by Venus, as Libra is on the cusp. Venus, being in the second house, will put this boy under the yoke of

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business and engender in him a maximum of ambition for success in the material affairs and things of life. Mars is also prominent in the rulership of the sixth house because of Scorpio's interception therein. This will give him energy and enthusiasm in his work and make him skillful and methodical, never resting until his work is as perfect as he can make it, even if he is forced to do it over and over again. And because Venus, ruler of the sixth house, is in the second house, and Mars, co-ruler of the sixth house, is in the Ascendant, together with the Sun and Moon in the second house also, he will always be chiefly concerned with business, the making of money and the acquiring of material things. For his heart is very definitely located in the lower desire-phase of temporal cravings, wherein the acquisition of wealth, fame, and fortune hold supreme sway. The eighth house is devoid of planets and has 29 Sagittarius on the cusp with Jupiter as ruler of the house in Leo in the fourth house. This will bring him money in later life from his wife, from legacies or through partnerships, as Sagittarius is also on the cusp of the seventh house, Jupiter ruler thereof. Jupiter trine Uranus will bring him success through law or mechanical pursuits. As teaching is so strongly stressed, he may find work as a professor or lecturer on law or engineering. The tenth house is ruled by Saturn and Uranus with some influence from Jupiter. Saturn's influence in Aquarius will make the boy deliberate and serious-minded with an inclination for science, literature, philosophy, and law. He will no doubt be forced to work hard and earn all his honors and any other position of importance he may ever occupy. And when he will have earned it, Uranus will suddenly shower recognition and honors upon him, though he may be diffident about them, the Moon being square Uranus. However he must keep a constant lookout because just when fame and fortune are being showered profusely, Uranus is quite liable to double-cross him, upset his best laid plans and bring sudden disaster . . . short-lived in his case, however. If mechanical inclinations were developed and the advantages of Saturn, Mars, and Uranus in this chart were stressed in vocational education, engineering would be a strong and profitable field. Mars gives aggressiveness and dynamic energy for active work. Saturn shoulders responsibility and lends system and foresight. Uranus gives ingenuity and ability to solve problems, also inventive ability for the development of new ideas and cleverness in adapting the latest advances of science. The trine between Uranus and Jupiter, both co-rulers of the tenth house, should bring him fame at some time of life. Saturn ruling the tenth house, in the ninth house, will give the boy a tremendous leaning toward the writing and study of law and the studies of philosophy, physics, and metaphysics. Saturn at home in Aquarius in the ninth house trine Mars makes a good lawyer or judge. In summary, the chart from the vocational and financial standpoints promises much success and money through application, arduous work, and a serious concentration on the more profound phases of the conditions which lie beneath the surface of physical life. 2] Journalist, lecturer, or writer because: Gemini is rising: mental sign, writing. Mars in Gemini sextile Mercury in third house: literary ability, expression. Air signs on Midheaven, second, and sixth cusps: literary, intellectual or mental vocation. Mercury, ruler of horoscope, in natural house, third: evidence of natural expression in writing, speaking or journalism. Mars in Ascendant trine Saturn in 9th house in Aquarius: could write on religion or law. Aquarius on Midheaven: a fixed, mental sign, original, inventive: this augmented by Sun, Moon, and Venus in Cancer, gives him great imagination and foresight. Using best aspects of Mercury and Neptune: added expression and inspiration. Teacher because: Mercury is the ruler of the chart: school teacher. Jupiter and Mercury are in Leo: the latter ruling the 5th house, the house of teaching. Jupiter trine Uranus: could teach law or mechanical subjects.

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Mercury opposition Saturn enables him to teach saturnine subjects: penetration, depth of mind. Aquarius on Midheaven and Saturn in Aquarius: inclination for scientific teaching and work in the laboratory. 3] The boy's financial prospects are excellent. Sun, Moon, and Venus in 2nd house in Cancer indicate money. Saturn, well aspected in the 9th house, in Aquarius, ruling the latter sign and the 10th house also, indicates success. Part of Fortune in Ascendant. Mercury, co-ruler of 2nd house, situated in 3rd house and ruler of horoscope, sextile Mars on the Ascendant, in Mercury's sign, shows money from mental pursuits. The Sun, Moon, and Venus in Cancer, and in the 2nd house will prove him to be addicted to the making of money, and almost guarantees him success in this field, but always there lurks the danger of extravagance. Planets in Cancer in the 2nd house show wealth from family as well as being an excellent indication for earned income.

Answers to Lesson No. 6
1] (a) Virgo. (b) Mercury. (c) Leo. (d) Venus. (e) Libra. 2] Sagittarius and Jupiter 3] Marriage should bring him the most happiness in later life because Jupiter rules the 7th, the house of marriage, and Jupiter is deposited in the 4th house, which rules the latter part of life—old age. Moon in the 2nd house and Moon square Uranus show a late marriage. 4] Mercury, the life ruler of this boy, is also ruler of the 5th house, the department of his love affairs, pleasures, and amusements. Morally, this boy is of an extremely passionate nature (Ref. Lesson No. 4). He is negative, easily swayed, easily aroused, and very emotional. However, he is inclined, within himself, to desire a more or less moral life and he has the will power to conquer himself if he will but try. Virgo on the cusp of the 5th house will assist him to "overcome" his lower nature and keep it from running amuck, for Virgo is a cold, earthy, mental sign, the sign of purity and service. Therefore underneath his ardent, emotional love nature a mental brake will force him to take stock and call a halt to excessive emotional and physical pleasures. Mercury is sextile Mars, giving too much ardor to his love nature and inclining him to fall in and out of love frequently The opposition of Saturn to Mercury, however, will make him think before he ever takes the step to the altar unless the impetuosity of Mars causes him to make a rash marriage. The Dragon's Tail in the 5th house may be interpreted as the drop of bitterness in the honey. The Dragon's Tail is often said to signify the unredeemed in man, and if we take this view of it we may say that he will find his redemption through his love affairs, through his pleasures, his amusements, his children, and in all things connected with his 5th house—if—he lives up to the highest spiritual ideals of these various phases of his life. There is a possibility that any marriage he makes might turn out to be barren with regard to children because of Virgo ruling the 5th house. As heretofore stated, Virgo is an earthy, barren sign, and Mercury, its ruler, is in direct opposition to Saturn. However, with Jupiter in Leo, the natural ruler of the 5th house, and the fact that 23 degrees of Libra operate there also, these conditions will tend to equalize the barren possibilities to a great extent. Venus is influential in the 5th house as it is the ruler of Libra. This makes his susceptibility to the opposite sex all the more powerful and will tend to somewhat soften the coldness of Saturn opposing Mercury.

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Jupiter rules the 7th, the house of marriage, and makes a very close trine to Uranus, thus showing the possibility of a sudden marriage. The marriage partner may be an unusual sort of woman, the Uranian type; rather unconventional and probably jolly and broadminded. As Jupiter is in the house of the home, in Leo, the wife will enjoy her home and will want to entertain on a lavish scale. She will probably dominate in the sphere in which she moves. There is also this factor to be considered: Saturn is in very close opposition to the boy's life ruler, Mercury, and this aspect alone may cause him to never marry. He will have spells of indecision, but the chances are that he will marry and probably more than once as Sagittarius (on the 7th house cusp) is a double-bodied sign. Cancer people love the home and all that the home brings them. Sagittarius, the sign on the 7th house, and its ruler Jupiter, have prominent influence on the description of the marriage partner for this boy. Jupiter trine to Uranus and parallel to the Midheaven clearly indicates the strength of position and advantages that she will bring into his life. His idealistic search for a partner may easily postpone marriage until later years, with the possible result that he would marry a widow with children (Dragon's Head in the 11th house of partner's children; Jupiter ruling Sagittarius, a double-bodied sign, on the 7th house cusp of marriage).

Answers to Lesson No. 7
1] From the Sun's sign, house position, and its sextile to Neptune state briefly the boy's spiritual power. The importance of the sextile between the Sun and Neptune cannot be overestimated. This configuration intensifies the spiritual faculties and gives an innate love of the occult. The Sun in Cancer denotes a love of the occult also, but more from the psychic standpoint. The latter gives strong tendencies for spiritual emotionalism. Occult interest will be greater in the latter part of life (Neptune in 4th house). There will no doubt be much concentrated endeavor, but unfortunately it may manifest through material channels. The extent of development largely depends upon the use made of money and financial power (Sun in the 2nd house). 2] In keywords give the effect of: (a) Capricorn on the cusp of the 9th house. (b) Saturn in the 9th house in Aquarius. (a) Capricorn on the cusp of the 9th house gives a love of position and honor together with great ambition along the lines of religion, law, and the higher mental pursuits, but strictly from the materialistic standpoint. There is organizing ability, pride, and pessimism in the boy and it might be added that he has the rudiments of being a stickler for convention. (b) Saturn in the 9th house in Aquarius makes him persistent, cautious, and orthodox with regard to religion, law, and philosophy, progressive, analytical and humane (Saturn in Aquarius). He has a serious, thoughtful mind with an inclination for science (Saturn in Aquarius). There may be obstructions in all 9th house affairs (Capricorn on 9th with Saturn in 9th). Orthodox, yet progressive. 3] Write at least 300 words on the religious nature, occult ability, and spiritual strength of the boy. Capricorn on the 9th house cusp, ruling the boy's department of religion, ethics, and philosophy, is the sign of the Redeemer, and the Lord of Capricorn, Saturn, is deposited in the 9th house in Aquarius. The latter is the sign of Altruism (All-Truth). There is a trine to Mars from Saturn and an opposition from Saturn to Mercury and both Saturn and Mercury are in fixed signs. His ethical and philosophical natures will unfold slowly because Capricorn rules the 9th and Saturn is placed therein. The opposition of Saturn to Mercury will make him rather slow to perceive anything but the conventional in the church because his higher vision will be clouded by desires for position, honor, and power. He will be religious to some extent, but cautiously so, and he will prefer orthodoxy to the more liberal, advanced teachings. A serious, thoughtful mind will conceal a flair for what is progressive, analytical, and humane in all walks of life.

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Most of his intense efforts, particularly in early life, will manifest through the gateways of materialism and money making. This is indicated by Capricorn on the cusp of the 9th house, the Sun in the 2nd house, and Venus, co-ruler of the 12th house, also in the 2nd house. The 12th house is ruled by Mars and Venus as Aries is on the cusp and Taurus is intercepted therein. However, Uranus is deposited in the 12th house and therefore has the most influence. Uranus is the planet of Altruism and at some time in his life, probably after middle age, or an approximation of that time, it will make him original and daring in the search for new truths. This 12th house position denotes success in occult matters when once the spirit is awakened. The square of the Moon will impede this awakening and obstruct the boy's occult progress to some extent, but the trine of Jupiter will overcome these difficulties as the years pass. Let us sum up the reasons why the spiritual awakening will come in later life: Saturn in the 9th house hinders religion, philosophy, and the higher mind. Capricorn on the 9th cusp—earthy, material, slow, and ruled by Saturn. Aries on 12th house cusp—Mars rules Aries and is not an occult planet. Taurus intercepted in the 12th house—Venus rules Taurus and is deposited in the 2nd house which smothers occult tendencies under a blanket of materialism. Uranus in 12th house. Uranus is an occult planet but its influence is impeded by the square of the Moon in the 2nd house. The trine of Jupiter will offset this square, but only after many years, as Jupiter is in the 4th house, the house of old age and later life. Sun in 2nd house sextile to Neptune. This is the boy's spiritual powerhouse. The sextile with Neptune in the 4th house augments the possibility of a spiritual awakening in later years. All hindrances and obstructions in the boy's path will be brushed aside in the ardor of his enthusiasm for growth and expansion in spiritual knowledge when Jupiter trine Uranus comes into full power in 12th house matters. The opportunity will surely present itself, but how the soul accepts and uses the opportunity can not be foreshadowed by mortal man.

Answers to Lesson No. 8
1] Friends: [a] Pisces on 11th—many friends, some undoubtedly bringing much sorrow. [b] Neptune in 4th—soul growth through friends toward the close of life. [c] Neptune sextile Venus—platonic and pleasing companions. [d] Neptune sextile Sun—friends who are advanced along spiritual lines. [e] Neptune square Mars—contacts with fanatical, sensual, and dishonest people. Some friends attracted would be of low character. [f] Mars conjunct Ascendant—ambitious, persuasive and overbearing friends. [g] Mars sextile Mercury—concrete-minded friends of an enthusiastic nature aid him with their remarkable dexterity. A keen, quick mind and wit, sometimes combined with bluntness and sarcasm. [h] Mars trine Saturn—friends who persist through life with their determined energetic forcefulness aid him to achieve unusual success. This brings esteem and helps overcome a rather cruel, hard vein in his nature. [i] The boy will have many friends (Pisces on the cusp of the 11th house), particularly platonic relationships (Neptune sextile Venus), among those who are spiritually advanced (Neptune sextile the Sun), and much soul growth will accrue especially toward the end of life (Neptune in the 4th house). He will have much sorrow also (Pisces on the cusp of the 11th house), brought on by the machinations of ambitious friends (Mars on the Ascendant), and in his desire for money and success he will contact numerous fanatical, irascible people who will make his life miserable (Neptune square Mars). Mars in conjunction with the Ascendant in Gemini indicates bluntness, however. If he controls this bluntness and overcomes a slight tendency to be somewhat cruel, he will warrant the esteem and help of people of position and authority (Mars trine Saturn). 2]Open Enemies:

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[a]Sagittarius on 7th—since Sagittarius is a dual sign, open enemies will be of two distinct types; those of a gambling and intemperate disposition or those of a just, religious, and philosophical nature. [b] Jupiter ruling 7th—law-abiding, charitable, and benevolent open enemies. [c] Jupiter trine Uranus—sudden animosities will be overcome by the native's honest and sincere nature. His sociable, hospitable, and friendly manner will turn many open enemies into influential friends. [d] Jupiter in 4th—very few, if any, enemies in later life. As a matter of fact, his open enemies could turn out to be far better friends than his "friends." 3] Secret Enemies: [a] Aries on 12th cusp—many impulsive, energetic, and audacious secret enemies. [b] Taurus in 12th—underhanded enemies who may try to steal his possessions. Emotional attachments with the opposite sex may bring him trouble through obstinate, revengeful personal attacks. Petty differences in personal matters may bring sorrow through possessions. [c] Uranus in Aries—resentment and much opposition. [d] Uranus in 12th—many underhanded enemies and unexpected trouble therefrom. [e] Uranus square Moon—sudden and unexpected disaster results through enemies created by clandestine attachments and unconventional action. [f] Uranus trine Jupiter—this aspect will help him immeasurably to offset and withstand the tribulations inflicted upon him by many secret antagonists. Application of philosophical ideals to his daily living overcomes unconscious reactions of a detrimental nature. 4] Synthesize questions 2 and 3 in one short paragraph. There will be few open enemies during his life. Those who do turn against him will deal with him charitably and benevolently (Jupiter, ruler of the 7th house), such enemies probably being of an easygoing, sporting disposition, or of a philosophical, religious nature (Sagittarius on the cusp of the 7th house). There may be many secret and underhanded foes, however, and trouble therefrom (Aries on the cusp of the 12th house, Mars ruler thereof, Uranus in the 12th house). Selfish indulgence may cause loss of possessions and emotional attachments may bring sorrow through the opposite sex (Taurus, co-ruler of the 12th house, Venus ruler thereof) and disasters will result (Uranus square Moon), but natural sincerity and honesty (Uranus trine Jupiter) will offset the evil in all departments of his life to a marvelous degree. 5] Brothers and Sisters: [a] Cancer on 3rd—imaginative, sensitive, tenacious, and opinionated brothers and sisters. Worrying and bothersome details result from close association with relatives. [b] Mercury in the 3rd house denotes some harmony with brothers and sisters, but Mercury in opposition to Saturn will make them bitter, sarcastic, cunning, and untruthful. They will obstruct and hinder him to a great extent in his mental pursuits. 6] Journeys: [a] Cancer indicates many journeys, but Mercury in opposition to Saturn will cause delays, troubles, and obstacles. [b] Unfavorable. Saturn in the 9th house in opposition to Mercury in the 3rd and Capricorn on the cusp of the 9th obstruct, hinder, and delay long journeys. Saturn trine Mars in Gemini in the 1st house shows greater tendencies towards long journeys in the early part of life.

Answers to Lesson No. 9
1] [a] Gemini rules the arms, hands, lungs, shoulders, thymus gland, and the upper ribs. [b] Gemini is a common sign, and when it is on the Ascendant it very often signifies a person who is quite careless of his health and habits, and on this account we find more tubercular patients among Gemini people than among those of any one of the other eleven signs. [c] A person with Gemini rising is subject to nervous troubles, but with the slightest help he can throw off most illnesses. Afflictions in this sign indicate pulmonary troubles, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, pleurisy, consumption, and every sort of nervous ailment and disorder.

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2] [a] Mars in Gemini on the Ascendant gives energy, a strong constitution, excellent recuperative powers, and much vitality. It has some adverse effects, however, and as it is co-ruler of the 6th house it shows certain tendencies: pneumonia, bronchitis, wounds or fractures of the hands, arms, or collar bone; and by reflex action in Sagittarius, fractured femur and sciatica. [b] Mars trine Saturn sustains the physical body of the boy, gives him great vitality, and promises general good health for long periods. [c] Mars square Neptune implies potential nervous troubles from impulsive and sensual excesses, fevers, and danger from poisons. 3] Mars rules the iron in the blood, the red coloring matter in the blood, the genitals, the motor nerves, the left cerebral hemisphere, muscular movements, the motor segment of the spinal cord, the rectum, and the Desire Body. 4] [a] Venus in Cancer, co-ruler of the 6th house, shows a proclivity to distended stomach, gastric tumor, and nausea. [b] Venus parallel Saturn is an adverse configuration as regards health. It denotes trouble with the opposite sex, and obstruction of the venous circulation. 5] [a] Saturn in Aquarius gives a tendency to weak ankles, easily sprained, and, by reflex action in Leo, curvature of the spine, sclerosis, and afflictions of the heart, back, and arteries. The opposition of Mercury increases these tendencies. [b] Uranus in Aries reacts upon the head, producing headaches, neuralgia, and diseases of the brain and cerebral hemisphere. [c] Neptune in Virgo shows a predisposition to hypochondria, and nervous disorders originating in the abdominal region and the large and small intestines. Cholera, appendicitis, and intestinal troubles are indicated by the above placement. 6] Mars on the Ascendant in the 1st house in Gemini strengthens the boy's constitution and gives him much energy and vitality. There is a weakness, however, with regard to bronchial inflammation, pleurisy, and pneumonia, and the weakness is more pronounced because of Mars square Neptune. This tends to cause trouble through poisons and fevers in the intestines (Neptune in Virgo). Saturn in Aquarius shows varicose veins, and by reflex action in Leo, heart trouble. Saturn opposition Mercury not only increases this tendency, but also suggests a nervous condition. Mars trine Saturn and Mars sextile Mercury, however, will offset these tendencies to a great degree. The Sun, Moon, and Venus in Cancer indicate strong desires for rich and sweet foods, and their consumption to excess will cause a congested digestive system and various sorts of digestive disorders. The Moon square Uranus assists in making the native indiscreet in his choice of foods, hence headaches, a clogged system, and stomach complaints are likely. Later in life there might possibly be a rheumatic condition, but with a normal amount of common sense and care the boy will escape many proclivities imposed by pastlife indulgences. Note: It is not intended to be implied by the above that the configurations noted will produce all of the afflictions and diseases cited. The configurations merely show the tendencies which may materialize in one or more afflictions; or these may be largely avoided by "ruling one's stars."

Answers to Lesson No. 10
1] Pisces on the 11th house cusp indicates limitation in having hopes, wishes, and aspirations realized. As Neptune, ruler of this house, basically represents superphysical entities of all degrees, and as it signifies delusions, chaotic mental conditions, and confusion from the material standpoint, the boy's worldly hopes will often be thwarted. Spiritualizing his aspirations will be his safeguard. Neptune sextile the Sun intensifies his higher vibrations and makes him peculiarly sensitive to the echoes from the heaven world. Therefore, with his fertile imagination and deep emotion (Neptune sextile Venus), he will do well to aspire high in life. If his aspirations are low, he will meet many obstacles and disappointments. There is danger of psychism, mediumship, atheism, and if conditions

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are not carefully watched and controlled, discarnate entities may take hold of him and force him to go to any extreme to gratify his impulsive and lawless desires and wishes (Neptune square Mars). 2] Having an independent, original, and ambitious nature, coupled with an impulsive, abrupt, and headstrong manner (Uranus in Aries), he will arouse resentment and opposition all through life. Such conditions indicate loss of reputation, estrangement from kin and friends, and a never-ending haunting fear of impending disaster (Uranus in 12th house), which, if he fails to curb his impetuosity will undoubtedly materialize. Uranus square the Moon tends to augment the foregoing, inasmuch as it makes him erratic, overbearing, with desires for clandestine attachments which will always result in trouble and sorrow. On the other hand, Uranus trine Jupiter will come to his assistance in that it will enable him to realize his broad, humane, and benevolent tendencies, and force him to develop his innate finer qualities of honesty and sincerity; the desire for the better and higher things of life will possess his soul if he will but allow it entrance. 3] Jupiter posited in the 4th house is excellent for all conditions in later life. The boy will accumulate money, probably inherit a legacy from his parents, and will end his days among friends. Old age prosperity is also promised by Jupiter trine Uranus, and this aspect and promise are augmented by Jupiter parallel the Midheaven. These configurations, together with Neptune in the 4th house, will bring him into contact with spiritual science, and enable him to develop his spiritual faculties (Neptune sextile the Sun). Occult philosophy and religion will also play their parts in his later years (Neptune in the 4th house), but there is danger of their misuse due to an irascible and fanatical nature (Neptune square Mars); therefore, he will constantly have to exert restraint—physically, morally, mentally, and spiritually. Neptune sextile Venus will be an aid in this respect. 4] [a] Because Sagittarius is on the cusp of the 8th house and Jupiter ruler thereof, a peaceful death is indicated, although it may be sudden and unexpected due to the fact that Jupiter is in aspect to Uranus. [b] There are excellent significations that the native will endeavor to lead the regenerate life, but not until his later years. If, at that time, he awakens to the higher vibrations of Jupiter, ruler of the 8th house, trine Uranus in the 12th house, and Jupiter parallel the MC, he will undoubtedly strive to live and conform to the highest and best he knows. But vigilance is to be the watchword if success is to be realized.

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