Natal interpretation for Eric Clapton.
The Sun is the source of your vital power, principally ruling the brain and heart in man and woman. Its sign location (zodiac Sun sign), aspects to other planets, and house position indicate the vitality of the body, especially in males.
The Sun is thus the indicator of health in males, while the Moon governs health matters in females. However, the Sun and Moon are important in health matters in both sexes. The Sun signs and Moon signs at birth, along with their aspects and positions, are regarded as the "fountains of life on Earth." The Sun is one of the vital centers in a star map, along with the Moon, Ascendant (rising sign), and Midheaven (tenth house).
The power of the Sun and how it radiates within you can be thought of as light rays emanating from a light bulb, powering into your body. The Sun signs are
divided into the Four Elements: FIRE (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius); AIR (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius); WATER (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces); and EARTH (Taurus, Virgo,
Capricorn). All males born with the Sun in fire signs have the best prospects for good vitality, as light radiates most freely in a body composed of the fire element.
Light also radiates freely in air, and these natives are the next strongest, but air sign people become weakened by worry and nervousness. They need rest to
recuperate. The earth element for sunlight is linked with the densest matter, gives tenacity, wear and tear, rather than vitality. Theses individuals tend to recovery
slowly from their illnesses. The water element for transmission of sunlight gives the weakest constitution, being a more difficult medium to manifest light (except
The Sun is the giver of life, but is quite impersonal in its influence that the average man or woman rarely contacts its higher qualities in a conscious or positive
sense. Planetary aspects, even if hard (square or opposite), are better than no aspects at all, as in the latter, the native is hardly touched at all by its influence. This
fact is the reason "Sun sign" prophecies found in the tabloids and daily paper make no sense to some individuals. When well placed, however, it signifies will
power, authority, and self-reliance. If afflicted by the Moon or Ascendant, it will make the health feeble and the vitality low.
The Sun rules the metabolic fires of your body's cells. Its placement represents how that energy is needed and distributed. This topic has been termed
PHOTOBIOTICS by the author. All biologic life is ruled by the Sun. Your body requires copious quantities of light from many sources to maintain your health,
vitality, and beauty. Each Sun sign has recommended foods that tend to foster vitality, as well as dietary pointers, and warnings about certain foods that will
disturb your body's distribution of the Sun's vital rays, indicative by your Sun's zodiac placement (the season of the year in which you were born).
In terms of the Zodiac, the twelve signs represent the Grand Man, and rule the different parts of the body, from head as in Aries, to toe, as in Pisces. Thus, there
is a zodiacal rulership over the body and its organs. In terms of Sun signs and rising signs, it represents where disease potential exists. The locations and transits
represent how an organ or bowel will be afflicted since these are rotating, dynamic entities. The houses at birth, signify why disorders will manifest.
Inharmonious aspects to the Sun are angles and locations of the other planets in their orbits in relationship to the Sun. They are called afflictions. For example, if
the Sun is afflicted by a hard angle to the Moon, the health will be weak, and the rays of the Sun will be on the cold side, the eyesight will suffer.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Vitality, the absorption of prana through the spleen, the immune system, heart function, spine and back, eyesight, individual
cellular metabolism, the blood and oxygenation, consciousness.
SUN in ARIES
Aries, the first sign of the zodiac emerging at the beginning of spring, is the sign of new beginnings. The key phrase for Aries is "I am." It is a sign of raw,
unbridled energy with little direction and a desire for power. Arians have a tremendous psychological drive to prove themselves. They become accomplished
only by learning to think before taking action. Their impulsiveness and inability to listen to others tends to involve them in difficulties. They are likely to be
impatient and do not always finish what they set out to do. It is the karmic responsibility of the Aries type to come to terms and learn that they are not the center
of the universe but part of larger social orders. Aries personalities without maturity are usually childish and demanding in their behavior. The vital life force that is
their celestial rhythm can either be used to inspire others, or it can be turned inward towards selfishness, and as a result, they fail to evolve as individuals and are
destined for an early reincarnation.
Arians are capable of becoming highly competitive, seeking fame and recognition. Because of these desires, they can become overly aggressive and prone to use
force, rather than diplomacy and reason in dealing with others. If they do not use their energies creatively, they expect others to provide them with constant
stimulation and they thus can become idle and apathetic. Arian solar energy needs physical expression otherwise they may become depressed and overweight.
The head, taken as a whole, is ruled by Aries. The signs have an internal, external and structural relationship. Internally, Aries rules the brain and nerve centers,
carotid arteries; externally the cranium, jaw and facial bones. Externally, the rulerships are more complicated and other parts of the head and face are ruled by
Taurus and Scorpio, and all of the planets rule various other parts. For example, the Sun rules the right eye in the male, the left eye in the female, while the Moon
rules the left eye in the male, and right eye in the female. The Arian is subject to all kinds of head complaints - sinusitis, headaches, tooth and gum afflictions,
baldness, and even accident. As a sign of this celestial association, many Aries individuals are born with a birth mark on their head or face.
Aries rules the colors red and white. These natives respond well to the cooling rays of indigo, as this color tends to quell their exuberant fires. The birthstone for
Aries is the diamond, which when viewed under a prism reveals an intense indigo color. Other stones for Aries include bloodstone, garnet and ruby. The native
should remember only to wear these stones if they want to bring the particular stone's influence into their life while reinforcing Arian tendencies. Flowers for Aries
include the poppy (red), geranium, honeysuckle, thistle, ginger, clove and pennyroyal.
BENEFICIAL BACH FLOWER ESSENCES:
Impatiens: Impatient, mental tension, quick temper, irritable, demanding children.
Oak: Strong, reliable, but suffers from exhaustion and dissatisfaction.
HOMEOPATHIC POLYCREST REMEDY: Aconite - Used as an antipyretic and a diaphoretic to relieve fever.
CELL SALT: Kali phosphoricum
HEALING MUSICAL NOTE: D#
AROMAS: Black pepper, clove, coriander, cumin, frankincense, ginger, neroli, pennyroyal, petitgrain, pine, woodruff.
PHOTOBIOTICS: Brain and nerve foods like bulghur wheat, oats, and barley benefit the Arian. For protein, fish, but little or no meat is recommended to keep
in check their fiery temperaments. They should avoid heavily spiced foods and stimulants like liquor and red wine. They should eat plenty of fresh salads,
especially lettuce, tomatoes and spinach; and cooling juices like wheat grass, grape, and apple, as this sign tends towards acidosis due to hypermetabolic activity.
Tissue acids contribute to muscle spasms, tension, and pain. The native is also prone to potassium deficiency, giving importance to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Plenty of water is essential to maintain their hot-cold balance.
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Thighs
AFFLICTIONS: Brain disorders, headaches, stroke/apoplexy and sunstroke, heatstroke; ear disorders, eye troubles, baldness; biliousness; diabetes; facial
blemishes, pimples, herpes; aphasia; meningitis, cerebral congestion or anemia, fainting; hypertension; loss of identity, Alzheimer's disease, aphasia, dyslexia,
speech impediments, general ill-health.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Self-reliant, skeptical to trust others.
Your Sun sign indicates constitutional vigor and its elemental quality (fire, air, water, earth), your Moon sign shows the flow of this vital force and your health.
The Moon predominates health matters in the female chart, as well as those caught under the influence of its emotional force. A disturbed flow of the vital force,
ruled by the Moon, will cause fluctuations in vitality and ultimately disease. Your Moon sign and its aspects shows your instinctive, reflex actions, and your habits
(good or bad). Moon patterns are reactions and habits set up in childhood, and become fixed unless acted upon by the individual themselves. Its location,
aspects, and afflictions are one of the most important factors to consider in the health chart.
The Moon represents the personal habits, suffering, worry, and disease tendencies. The Moon sign is always very sensitive and represents the weakest part of
the body. Operations should not be performed when the Moon is passing through the native's sign. The Moon rules the body's fluids, lymphatics, and the natural
power of each organ, including its expulsive or detoxifying powers. Acquired and destructive habits are generally under the influence of the Moon sign. It rules
the period of life from one to seven years, when so many destructive habits and health patterns are acquired, as for example from the parents or guardians. It
shows what type of habits you may develop and how they affect your health.
Moon diseases today predominate the health chart. The Moon has a special affinity for the eyes and eye disorders, defects and errors of accommodation,
putrefaction of the bowels, autointoxication; and disorders or the breasts, womb, and stomach. Moon forces harden and crystallize the body with age. Moon
dominated persons are inconstant, restless, changeable, and variable, and succumb easily to infectious illnesses, colds and flu. The Moon rules the stomach.
Today we see swollen abdomens due to excessive eating. Full, round bellies with visual defects reflect just how Moon bound and problematic the aspects of this
orbital body is in the health astrological chart.
The Moon afflicts other planets and signs by its oppositions and squares. Ill-aspects show an inclination to little or no exercise. The less afflictions in the female
nativity, the better a chance of a long and prosperous life. The Moon sign signifies diseases that are acquired after birth, particularly due to indiscretions, bad
habits, and emotional proclivities. It rules the natural powers and immunity. Cancer, the malignant disease, is a Moon disease, and is prevalent in our
mood-based society of foul language, nasty thoughts, toxic diet, and bad habits.
It should be noted whether the Moon is above the horizon at birth (waxing) or below the horizon at birth (waning). The health will be stronger with the Moon
above the horizon, rather than below. Hard aspects (afflictions) are not as strong when the Moon in waxing or increasing in light.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: The Moon rules diseases that are periodic, return time and again, as in epilepsy, vertigo, menstrual problems, swellings,
migraine headaches, and gout. Rheumatism is a Moon disease, caused by the retention of wastes in the joints and fascia. Cancer is a Moon disease, caused not
only by retention of wastes but also morbid bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Moon diseases today are epidemic, as obesity, lymphatic stasis, tissue puffiness,
autointoxication, fungal/zymotic disorders, and worm infestation affect nearly all industrial populations. Moon diseases are accentuated by working under artificial
lights or at night, drinking water from underground pipes and/or obtained from recycled wastes, eating devitalized food stored in refrigerators and freezers,
breathing stale, foul or polluted air; and eating slaughterhouse meats.
The foods and spices that benefit Moon afflictions are those ruled by the Sun and Mars. The Sun produces fruits and vegetables which when eaten raw and/or
fresh, will vitalize the individual and ward off disease. The old adage, fresh is best, aptly applies to the health rules.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Lymphatic system, breasts, mucous membranes, menstruation/fertility/uterus in pregnancy, stomach and alimentary tract.
ARE YOU A SUN OR MOON DOMINATED PERSON ?
The night is ruled by the Moon, and the Sun rules the day. The ancient astrologers believed that those born during the day are more ruled by the Sun, whereas
those born at night are more ruled by the Moon. Moon activities tend to raise the action of morbid germs, while the electric action of the day tends to destroy
them. Night activities are less vitalizing than daytime activities. Females and Moon people tend to suffer more at night when ill. Moon people are more restless,
inconstant, and changeable. The Moon rules the personality and lower mind, while the Sun rules the intellect and higher mind. Health tends to return when one
begins to "see the light".
MOON in SCORPIO
The Moon in Scorpio indicates natives that are courageous, independent and energetic and primarily led by their emotions. These natives are often very abrupt in
their manners and blunt in speech. They can be quick-tempered and are not to be threatened. They have strong, determined and stubborn dispositions. If the
Moon is afflicted it may indicate self-indulgence and gratification of the senses. They are subject to amorous behavior and disease from depraved habits. There is
potential for possessiveness, jealousy, and revenge. In a male nativity, trouble with women is characteristic. To women it causes painful menstruation and
difficulty in child-bearing.
This Moon sign either finds a muscular body with a tawny complexion, or a puffy-soft body with edema and a tendency to catch cold easily. Scorpio rules the
nose and their allergies can make them prone to rhinitis, coryzas, swollen tonsils, and hayfever.
AFFLICTIONS: Natives are prone to obesity from gluttony, dietary indiscretions, lymphatic stasis, bowel disease from catarrh, hemorrhoids, and susceptibility
to diabetes. Women with this Moon sign ill aspected are prone to ovarian disease, painful and irregular menstruation, uterine affections, and lower vitality. They
may be sterile. Men are subject to prostate cancer and impotency. Weak bladders and cystitis are found in this sign.
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Stomach, heart, sex organs, belly.
BENEFICIAL FOODS: Olive, passion flower, almonds, pineapple, and sunflower seeds.
FOODS TO AVOID: Foods containing a lot of sugar, restrict dairy intake.
RASHI HOMEOPATHIC MIXTURE: Secale cornutum, baptisia, belladonna, ambra grisea, arnica, carbo vegetabilis, ammonium muriaticum.
Mercury, when well placed in the nativity chart, indicates a good and balanced mind. It rules the cerebral hemispheres. Ill-aspected and afflicted, it shows a
tendency to various disorders of mental reasoning, bad judgment, nervous disease, and tendency to gamble, swindle, insomnia, and a lack of spiritual calm. The
location in the chart shows what body parts may be prone to neuralgia.
Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo, therefore it manifests in diseases related to respiratory and digestive disorders, particularly of nervous origin. Physiologically,
Mercury rules the respiration and breath. Mercury afflicted at birth indicates a tendency to shallow breathing. The Hindus believe rhythmic breathing is necessary
for direct link between the soul and mind. Unrhythmic breathing severs this connection leading to nervous conditions, those easily influenced by others, proneness
to depression, and even insanity. Proper and unregulated breathing beginning in early life leads to a cascade of pathological actions including lack of intellectual
development, oxygen deficient blood, tendency to overeat since the diaphragm does not "massage" the stomach due to stifled breathing, lymphatic stasis since
breathing opens the lymph channels, and lethargy due to lack of vital force and sluggish pranic currents. Mercury placement indicates much more than the
mundane astrology books indicate.
Mercury is considered a neutral planet, in that its transmissions are governed by the aspects to other planets in the chart. When Mercury conjuncts the Sun, the
ego is involved; aspected to the Moon, the subconscious and habits; to Jupiter, exaggeration, etc. When Mercury's nervous messages are distorted by the rays
of another planet, inaccurate reception of information and inappropriate neural commands are likely. Simply, response does not match stimulus resulting in
unbalanced behavior. If the large planets are involved, this can translate into important health consequences.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Mercury's chief influence is on the nerves. In regards to aches and pains, the placement of Mercury in the sign of body
rulership shows tendency to affliction when ill-aspected. Thus, Mercury in Aries shows the tendency to headaches, in Taurus a tendency to laryngitis and sore
throats, in Gemini chest pains, etc. To offset Mercury afflictions and thus reduce tendency to aches and pains, the native must learn proper and rhythmic
breathing. Taking up study of yoga or Chinese Ch'i Kung would be of great benefit.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Nervous system, nervous faculties; breathing, the hands, the touch; organs of speech and hearing.
MERCURY in ARIES
This nativity is one of mental alertness, resourcefulness, intuitiveness, yet impulsive and fiery, quick in thought and speech, often contentious, and antagonistic.
There is a tendency to be wordy, and often to exaggerate though unconsciously. Here one is clever in lines of thought, and if the planet is favorably aspected,
instant comprehension and an inventiveness of mind are marked characteristics. These natives are fond of reading, writing, and have literary associates. If the
planet is not favorably aspected, mental order should be cultivated. If well-aspected they are broad-minded and tolerant of the opinions of others, of a studious
nature, quick to grasp situations and ideas, neat and orderly. When afflicted they tend to leap before they look. Their minds may be too vacillating and they tend
to avoid responsibility. Mercury in Aries indicates nervous individuals that frequently reveal very quick tempers. This position can indicate headaches from
nervous strain. The native would benefit with regular massage and foot reflexology.
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Reproductive organs, legs.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Nervous or hypertensive headaches, an overactive mind and overworked brain, insomnia, astigmatism, vertigo, neuralgia
(especially facial), lumbago and renal pains; uterine complaints, disorders; Bell's palsy.
NERVINES: Carrot juice, artichoke, fennel.
From the days of Hippocrates, father of Western medicine (Fifth century B. C.), the ancients emphasized the value of diet and exercise as the prime methods of
restoration of health and longevity. The ancient figurines of women, known as the "Venus statues," depict a bottom heavy, obese figure of a woman. Some of
these Paleolithic figurines are believed to be more than 20,000 years old. They are found in all areas of Europe, as far away as Russia, and they all show women
with huge, fat hips and buttocks. Today, it is known as the "Venus Syndrome," the connection between Venus and the lower body fat, today referred to as
"cellulite" - the thickening and laxity of connective tissue beneath the skin, around gelatinous pockets of fat, which traps toxic matter and body wastes.
Venus is the principle of harmony, equilibrium, homeostasis, and thus rules the body's hormonal secretions. The Moon and Venus rule strongly over the affairs
and health of women. It rules over all regulatory and secretory functions, especially the female sexual hormones. It rules the chemical composition of the body's
fluids, acidity and alkalinity, sodium-potassium balance, and the other mineral ions. The planet is basically benefic in action, but in hard aspect frequently points to
numerous little disorders, showing a general relaxation of the system and body tone, but eventually debilitates the native as the years pass. Its afflictions are
generally maladies due to indiscretions in diet and habit.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Venus has traditionally been associated with diabetes. Hard aspects to Venus point to lack of homeostasis, lack of tone,
congestion and swelling of the body's tissues; cyst formation; and kidney disorders. Venus also rules over the veins and indicates such disorders as varicose
veins, hemorrhoids, vascular spiders, etc.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Homeostasis, hormonal balance, ovaries, kidneys, venous system, tissue tone, nutritional functions, skin and complexion.
VENUS in TAURUS
In this position Venus is dignified and favorable for financial affairs coming from one's own vocation or profession. It tends towards a friendly and social
disposition. These individuals enjoy friendly gatherings and possess the ability to acquire reciprocal feelings from others. Most of the time these natives prefer to
keep a low but friendly profile. They are fond of music, art, food and fine wine, as well as all the other sensual delights of life. They can also become overly
influenced by the prestige of wealth and status. Self-control should be fostered for success in social relations and health. This position can indicate swelling of the
neck, turkey waddles, thrush and fungal affections of the mouth or throat, pharyngitis and mumps in childhood. The native is prone to thyroid problems and
should make sure there is sufficient iodine in the diet.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Throat problems, tendency to goiter, sore throats, tonsillitis and enlarged tonsils, mouth ulcers, mumps; shallow breathing
and poor skin tone; hay fever; occipital headaches; venereal disease, genital infections, herpes; swollen/puffy neck with lymph congestion, goiter.
ASTRINGENTS/TONICS: Rhubarb, apple cider, wheat grass juice; supplemental potassium iodine.
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Sex organs, head.
Mars is known as the "lesser unfortunate," and Saturn is known as the "greater unfortunate," as both are considered malefic planets. The action of Mars is acute
and violent, heating, inflammatory, and febrile. Mars rules one's physical energy, expressed as either self-assertiveness and healthy efforts, or aggression and
hostility. Mars actions include arousal, erection, and penetration. Mars diseases are traumatic, contagious, burning, blistering, leaving scars, pock marks, and
disfigurements. They are diseases that arise from anger, frustration, madness, and wickedness. When Mars is well aspected, it shows a strong constitution, good
physical endurance and independence. Natives under strong benefic influence are practical, handle instruments well, and make good surgeons and dentists. When
unfavorably aspected, the native is prone to fits of fury, argumentative, and liable to accidents.
Esoterically speaking, Mars, like the Moon, is one of the planets that loses its influence as spiritual faculties are developed. It is a planetary influence where its
principal expression - anger - always brings reciprocal negative reactions of the worst kind. To better understand its influence in the native, the house location
indicates the external conditions in the life of the native that needs spiritual development. The zodiac sign location of Mars indicates the body's susceptible areas
where the negative emotion of anger will raise havoc and disorder.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Inflammations and scars on the body parts ruled by the zodiac sign or house of its placement; alterations in blood
chemistry, especially glucose, calcium, magnesium; geloses and myogeloses in muscular tissues; liver torpidity and congestion; genitourinary infections;
hypertension and hypertensive headaches, migraine.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Body heat, inflammatory response, adrenal function, formation of hemoglobin and blood clots, digestion of food, muscular
activity, glycogen storage and liver function, genitals.
MARS in PISCES
Mars in Pisces indicates a native that is sympathetic, affectionate and impressionable, but also somewhat faint-hearted, reluctant and timid. If Mars is favorably
aspected it indicates the ability to follow such vocations as detective, prison warden, psychiatric nurse, resident surgeon, or positions where the native does not
come in contact with the public yet is exercising authority. These people are usually very generous with money. They desire wealth, but usually do not attain
affluence unless Mars is well aspected by Jupiter or the Sun. When Mars is afflicted the nature is vacillating, indecisive and irresolute, tending to gloominess, and
prone to indolence. There is also liability to be slandered and attacked by secret enemies. Persons with Mars in Pisces should abstain from strong drinks, should
the habit be formed it may lead to degeneracy or imprisonment. The energy of those with Mars in Pisces is highly influenced by their emotional state and too
often at the mercy of the environment in which they operate. As if to confront potential physical weakness, they engage in high-risk activities. There is tendency to
hyperinsulinism with causes easy weight gain. The native should drink adequate amounts of water (6-8 glasses daily) and a glass prior to meals to offset the
tendency to overeat.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Bowel disorders from gluttony, duodenitis; impure blood, fetid foot and body odor; skin disease with sores and ulcers;
edema with swollen feet and lameness, foot pains; tendency to form tumors; nervous diseases, insomnia; balanitis; infectious disorders arising from intemperance,
slothful, neglectful behaviors; low blood calcium; hyperinsulinism, sudden appetite; intestinal complaints.
ANTIPHLOGISTICS/COOLANTS: Sassafras, cloves, horsetail.
VULNERARIES: Camphor, golden seal.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Death at sea (afflicting the Sun, Moon or Ascendant); slovenly in habits and personal hygiene.
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Heart, feet, belly, ankles.
When favorably aspected, Jupiter shows one's tendency to benevolence and jovial disposition. These natives are courteous, refined, law abiding, and honorable.
When adversely aspected, it denotes lawlessness, self-indulgence, carelessness in meeting obligations, and gluttony which results in ill-health.
Medically, Jupiter in the natal chart rules the liver, the main organ for balance and detoxification, reception of the intestinal portal circulation, and control of fat
utilization. Thus, Jupiter rules fat metabolism. It rules the arterial blood, and the functions of digestive assimilation, especially in regards to the liver. Jupiter also
rules the adrenals and the storage of glycogen, and thus has influence over the stamina and muscular power. The placement of Jupiter points to those herbs and
dietetics that will best suit the native for detoxification and periodic cleansing of the bowels and thus the liver.
Although Jupiter by nature is benefic, it has a malefic influence when in hard aspect to the Sun, Moon or Ascendant; and in the sixth house. Most of its maladies
are accentuated by indiscretions in diet leading to blood disorders, toxicity, and fatty accumulations.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Obesity, toxicity, hypertension, abdominal fullness, diseases from "high living," stroke, hemorrhagic diseases, jaundice.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Liver functions, especially detoxification and glycogen storage, production of urea and bile; fat metabolism; blood and
arterial system; growth hormone.
JUPITER in VIRGO
Jupiter in Virgo indicates a cautious, analytical and practical nature with a faculty for discrimination. A well-aspected Jupiter indicates success with employees
who will be faithful and loyal. It also indicates prosperity through professional vocations. If Jupiter is afflicted it indicates a cynical and critical disposition,
mistrustful of others and therefore liable to losses through employees. Such people usually do not succeed in business and they will find it extremely difficult to
obtain or keep a position until spiritual lessons are fulfilled. These natives are prone to disorders of digestion, the liver and bowels.
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Kidneys, knees.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Bowel disease with weak digestion and diarrhea from dietary indiscretions, parasite infection; congested lungs; liver toxicity
and congestion from high living; abscess of the liver or bowels; impure blood, jaundice.
LIVER CLEANSING: Milk thistle (silybum marianum) tea or tincture on an empty stomach; banana smoothies; beet juice.
In Greek, Saturn is known as "kronos," from which our word "chronic" is taken. Permanent disease is signified by the placement of Saturn in the chart, and its
course and attack by the motion of other planets. Its action signifies binding, crystallizing, cold, dry, hardening, depleting, obstructing, retarding, and suppressing.
The afflictions of Saturn are for prolonged periods, whereas Mars afflicts more acutely, for short periods.
Saturn's placement in the chart is associated with the solid matter of one's body, ruling all dense components and processes. Saturn in any part of the horoscope
is considered an affliction to the zodiac sign, house, and parts of the body so ruled. It tends to weaken and make one more liable to disease, and the sign and
parts ruled are usually considered the most vulnerable, even to cause death through disease and malignancy. Those parts ruled at birth by Saturn indicate reduced
nerve and energy supply, insufficient oxygenation, accumulation of tissue acids, and thus fibrositis, myositis, and rheumatism. The planet Saturn indicates
subnormal conditions by inhibition, retention, and suppression. The medical astrologers at the turn of the century stated that carcinoma is most liable to occur in
that part ruled by the sign that Saturn is in at birth. Saturn also has rulership over the blood's clotting factors, the parathyroids, and calcium metabolism.
Saturn's afflictions come from lack of self control, spiritual development, and materialistic tendencies. When manifested negatively, Saturn's principle action is
quite simply fear. The hard aspects indicate opportunity to come to terms with a specific kind of fear. The type of fear is indicated by Saturn's aspects (conjunct,
square or opposition) to the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury or Venus.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Typical Saturnine problems are chronic skin complaints, stiffness of the joints and muscles, deformity; dental problems;
deafness; depression; slowed atrophy and functioning of the body's processes; scleroses of the body's tissues, rheumatism from accumulated tissue wastes in the
sign or house of the nativity chart.
Subluxations of the spine are partial dislocations of the vertebra which impinge and put pressure on the nerves passing through them, shutting off nerve supply and
causing irritation and pain leading to disease. Along the lines of chiropractic philosophy, health is maintained by a correctly aligned spine that requires periodic
adjustments by manipulative therapy. Palpation and X-ray discover these deviations but your astrological chart can identify weak areas that will be chronically
affected. Each sign of the zodiac, and malefics placed in them, tend to afflict the vertebra, especially the vertebra ruled by the sign in which Saturn is found at
birth. Such subluxations tend to be the major one throughout life. For example, the sign Libra rules the kidneys and if Saturn is here at birth, the 10th, 11th, 12th
dorsals, and 1st lumbar will be afflicted the most, and this is known before examination. From a chiropractic or osteopathic standpoint, the emphasis of treatment
should be in the area where Saturn was afflicting at birth as this area will show stasis, restrictions, stiffness, and congestion.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Skin, bone and joints, teeth, hearing, ossicification.
SATURN in CANCER
Natives with Saturn in Cancer may find it hard to express themselves, yet they give reliable judgment and if Saturn is favorably aspected, they gain through
investment. This Saturn placement favors economy and home comfort, and indicates a religious tendency. When afflicted it causes feelings of dissatisfaction,
resulting in many changes of residence and pursuits. The nature is somewhat fretful, and there is anxiety and sorrow connected with the parents and attachments
formed in childhood. Relationships with young children and women are apt to be inhibited. It denotes difficulties at the close of life, unless the native sets out to
attain his or her spiritual unfoldment.
This position indicates a weak stomach, which usually causes chronic indigestion and malnutrition, but which can be relieved by moderating starches, condiments
and eliminating dead flesh foods from the diet. The native should pay close attention to the nutrients vitamin B-12 and iron as they are prone to weak blood if not
anemia. Digestive aids and enzymes can alleviate poor digestion and gastric complaints, bloating, and poor assimilation.
SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS: Kidneys, belly, sex organs.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Gastric and digestive complaints, achlorhydria, abnormal appetite, craving for sweets, flatulence, bad breath; full and
swollen breasts; congested lungs, labored breathing, asthma; uterine complaints, genital disorders; gall stones; cancer, esp. breasts; skin disease; sea sickness;
prone to scleroses of the body's tissue; deficiency of stomach acid (HCl) leading to improper digestion of proteins and intestinal putrefaction; poor quality bile,
gall stones; parasite infection.
COUNTERACTING STIMULANTS: Chicory, lemon. (Lemon juice with water is an excellent detoxifier for this placement).
RULING VERTEBRA: 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th dorsals.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Death by drowning (afflicting the Moon) or at sea (afflicting the Sun or Ascendant).
Uranus rules your electrical life breath, and thus your avenues for personal as well as societal freedom. It indicates potential for originality of thought and
expression, yet its energy is not accessible to much of humanity at this time. In society it rules the apparently radical ideas and people that are years ahead of their
time. They lead to revolutionary events that upset established structures. The Aquarian age of which we are now entering is ruled by Uranus. Its cycle began with
the discovery of electricity which it rules and is now interconnecting everyone on the planet with a synthetic telepathy.
Karmically, all aspects of the personal planets - Mercury, Venus, Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, or the Ascendant - indicate areas of life where there is a
strong urge for freedom of expression without restraint and the need for constant stimulation and excitement. This planet also represents the capacity to be
high-strung, excitable, and temperamental. The motives of Uranus thus represent the purpose of radically repolarizing an individual's past lives, and open one up
to new experience either through stimulating, shocking, and even traumatic crises to find new ways of living. People who are ruled by Uranus are lovers of
freedom, rebellious at least restraint, intuitive and inventive. They are aviators, high level mechanics, or deal directly with electricity. It also tends towards erratic
behavior and can make people irritable and brusque in manner.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Skin, bone and joints, teeth, hearing, ossicification. Uranus rules all the rhythmic processes of the body. It rules the
movement of the whole digestive tract from mouth to anus. Thus, the common symptom of its afflictions are spasmodic manifestations and disrupted rhythms -
muscles spasms, shock, cramp, strictures, ruptures, paroxysms, and contortions.
URANUS in GEMINI
Uranus in Gemini indicates the native is versatile with mental powers indicating originality, intuition and ingenuity. If Uranus is favorably aspected, success may
come from electronics, aviation, science, metaphysics, and astrology. The native is alert, progressive, readily grasps new ideas, and is broad minded. When
Uranus is afflicted, the mind is eccentric, and changes from one issue to another without any definite logic. Adverse aspects also indicate conflicts with brothers,
sisters and neighbors, and liability to accident while on short journeys. The native is apt to be disliked in their domestic environment.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Active mind; spasmodic chest pains, abnormal breathing with nervousness, bronchitis, emphysema, hacking cough, asthma;
heart affections; cramps and muscular spasms in the arms and shoulders; weakened digestion; colds with hard, dry cough.
ANTISPASMODICS: Dill, fennel, marjoram.
KARMIC TENDENCIES: Sudden illness or accident of the shoulders, arms, hands, or lungs.
Neptune takes approximately 164 years to orbit the zodiac, taking about 13 years in each sign. Its position is a kind of cultural expression manifesting itself with
imaginative and creative faculties of a generation. Its location points to a common spiritual destiny shown by the sign that it occupies. As one gets older, new
generations may then seem strange in style, cultural or artistic expression, something not innately understood by the native.
People with an afflicted Neptune should always be on guard for deception, trickery, and fraud. Since each one's life is the outcome of former living, afflictions of
Neptune offer ready channels where enemies from past lives or evil spirits can gain entry into our sacred temple. Forewarned is forearmed and confrontations
can be stepping stones upward in life, or misery leading to drug abuse and apathy. Afflictions to Neptune may also indicate a previous life of extreme asceticism
where the physical body was ignored or neglected leading to a leaky aura in this life. The corroborating symptoms are tiredness and need for a lot of sleep. There
is also susceptibility to tuberculosis as Neptune is the ruler of this disease. Sunlight counteracts the tubercular diathesis and helps to harden and anneal an etheric
body with a leaky aura. Likewise, a favorably aspected Neptune may let one drone away one's time, neglecting valuable opportunities offered for soul growth by
following the deceptive lines of least resistance. Neptune rules illusion and abstract thinking, as well as those areas of life where conditions are not always what
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Neptune's placement in the natal chart points to conditions which are difficult to diagnose, or are wrongly diagnosed. It has
rulership over the aura and etheric body. Its afflictions denote laxity and weakness of the vital force, and subnormal conditions, as lack of development,
undersized body or organs. Its placement in the chart and hard aspects has a strong rule over wasting of tissues leading to decay and disintegration. Its
pathological manifestations are lethargy, drug abuse, intoxication, and general lack of tone throughout the body.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Pineal gland, appendix, right-brain function.
NEPTUNE in LIBRA
Neptune in Libra, when well aspected, gives a musical, poetic or artistic temperament. It indicates a native of a highly spiritual nature which gives the native great
comfort and satisfaction. When Neptune is afflicted in Libra, there is a tendency to be part of clandestine, unconventional and illegitimate relations, either of the
native or of the partner, according to the nature of the planetary aspects to Neptune. It also indicates a weak and over-emotional nature which fosters the dislike
of those in their domestic environment. Marriage or business partnerships may have to be dissolved by litigation with loss to the native.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Edema.
HERBAL STIMULANTS: Cinnamon, curry.
Just as your Sun sign represents your true identity in this life, Pluto's house represents an old pattern of identity from the past. It is a past pattern of life that is
carried over into this life. We can say that Pluto's house is that area of life where complete regeneration is needed. Compulsive behavior and even ruthlessness
needs to be transformed into willful intentions yielding great powers of perception and insight into the subtle forces of life. Plutonian people can make great
healers simply by touch or vision.
The aspects of Pluto to other planets gives an indication as to how that transformation can bring new understanding and regeneration. Whether the aspect is
"hard" as in square or opposition, or "easy" as in a trine or sextile, determines whether one has an innate knowing, or will meet some hard karmic destiny. There
is an enormous potential for power by discovering those fields of experience in the house of Pluto. It heals when it is tapped.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Medically, Pluto's energy is concerned with eliminative processes, both physical and spiritual. The energy represented by
Pluto is life-giving and cleansing. Pluto's transits are said to destroy the old forms in order to bring in the new. It's pathological manifestations are abscesses,
malignancies, ulcers, and poisonous bites.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Reproduction, defecation, expulsion of waste matter.
PLUTO in LEO
Pluto in any sign always represents fundamental change, upheavals, and drastic transformations. Pluto's period in Leo was from 1938-1957. Leo rules kings and
representatives in government. These children grew up in rebellion either born during the war years or shortly thereafter. The idea of self-sufficiency bloomed
later in these children, returning to the earth, living in communes and counterculture societies with a basic distrust of the establishment. Pluto in Leo also marked
the period of atomic energy, which is ruled by Pluto. For the first time in recent history, man witnessed the atomic bomb. A worldwide power struggle followed
in the form of a cold war.
PATHOLOGICAL TENDENCIES: Sarcoma, cancer.