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Chapter 4
Astrological Constants and
Statistical Analysis
of 30 Vocations
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How to
Select a
Vocation
While in this book only 30 different vocations are analyzed by
the statistical method of selecting the most constant factors in
the timed birth-charts of people who follow them, its useful-
ness is intended to extend to all vocations.Alittle thought based
on what is said in this book will indicate the type of natural
aptitudes required to follow any vocation, and therefore just
which planets must be prominent and just which houses must
be active to indicate these aptitudes. The last half of chapter
three and the analyses of the vocations which form this chap-
ter should make it comparatively easy thus to select the astro-
logical constants indicating the thought-cell activity giving any
required aptitudes.
It should, of course, be understood when I refer under
each vocation to The Luck Factor, that I am not implying good
fortune or bad fortune without an adequate cause. That which
is called good luck or bad luck is the result of the activity of
harmonious thought-cells or discordant thought-cells. But to
avoid endlessly repeating this explanation, I shall refer to it
merely as The Luck Factor; just as for convenience astrologers
refer to Sun and Moon as planets, knowing full well one is a
star and the other a satellite.
A study of the luck attracting power of the associations
amid which the 30 vocations here analyzed may with advan-
tage be employed will give a background for deciding what
the luck attracting associations should be for an individual with
given planets harmonious and given planets discordant, whose
aptitudes are those for any vocation not here considered.
The other three of the five factors that should receive at-
tention in the selection of a vocation--previous conditioning,
present environmental conditions, and the individual's pro-
gressed aspects --are as easily appraised relative to other vo-
cations as to these here analyzed, and in the selection of any
vocation must be considered on their individual merits.
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The statistical analysis and comments that follow, therefore, while
applying specifically to the vocations of which we have been able to
obtain 100 charts of those following each, are by no means confined in
their usefulness to so limited a field. Instead, they should afford a reli-
able statistical basis on which the advisability of following any voca-
tion, whatever it may be, can be determined.
Architect
Birth-charts of architects analyzed .......... 100 100%
Charts with Saturn prominent ................ 100 100%
Charts with Mercury prominent ............. 100 100%
Charts with Neptune prominent ................ 99  99%
Charts with Mars prominent...................... 99  99%
Charts with Venus prominent .................... 97  97%
Charts with Uranus prominent ................... 95  95%
Third House Activity of 100 Architects
Charts with third house active ................... 95  95%
Charts with planet in third house ............... 57  57%
Charts with third house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 72  72%
Charts with third house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 26  26%
Fourth House Activity of 100 Architects
Charts with fourth house active ................. 98  98%
Charts with planet in fourth house ............. 59  59%
Charts with fourth house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 73  73%
Charts with fourth house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 25  25%
A tabulation of the 100 charts according to signs occupied by Sun, Moon and
Ascendant gave Leo highest, Scorpio next, then came Cancer, Virgo and Li-
bra. Pisces and Aries were lowest with only about half as many as Leo.
There are no doubt two distinct reasons why Saturn is constantly
prominent in the charts of architects. One is that Saturn is the planet of
planning, and an architect's work consists chiefly in planning various kinds
of structures. The careful attention to innumerable details, the necessity
that every item shall occupy exactly its proper place relative to every
other item, and the painstaking estimates of the ability of materials to
stand up under a given stress, all call upon active Saturn thought-cells.
The other reason is that Saturn is general ruler of structures and
the land on which they rest. For one to be interested sufficiently in build-
ings to be drawn into association with them as a vocation would seem
to require both active Saturn thought- cells and active fourth-house
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thought-cells. The fourth house maps the common thought-cells relat-
ing more specifically to the department of life having to do with build-
ings of all kinds.
Not only do the plans of the architect require plodding and pains-
taking work; but in the calculation of stresses, of the suitability of mate-
rial, of the cost of the materials to be used, and the exact amounts of
various items required, there is call upon mathematical ability. The study
required to become an architect, and the cerebral activity employed in
the work, make calls upon the thought-cell activity mapped by Mer-
cury. But in addition, the mathematical part of the work makes calls
upon abilities which Mars thought-cells and Mercury thought-cells to-
gether provide.
Constructive work of any kind needs active Mars thought-cells. But
mathematical ability requires both active Mars thought-cells and active
Mercury thought-cells. And in so far as these two planets are concerned,
they are even more essential to an architect than to a draftsman; for in
addition to the skill in the use of drafting tools which they give, there is
also required a higher degree of mathematical ability, and more con-
structive energy of the type which Mars alone affords.
There is also greater call upon the imagination, which Neptune
rules. The architect must be able to visualize how a building or other
structure will look when completed. And he cannot merely visualize
what someone else has created, he must be able to employ creative imagi-
nation in a high degree. The creative energy is furnished by Mars, and
the imagination by Neptune.
In its broader application Mars is the planet of creative energy. That
is, it furnishes the energy to build dams, skyscrapers, dwellings, and
machines. But for creative energy to flow persistently into artistic work
of any kind the Venus thought-cells also must be active. Active Venus
thought-cells alone give an appreciation of beauty, and confer good taste
where appearances are concerned; but alone they do not create any-
thing. For artistic creation of any kind, including that of an architect,
there must be active gonad glands, the hormones of which give a cre-
ative urge beyond that required by the ordinary needs of human life.
Venus and Mars are closely associated in their rulership over the
gonad glands. Their influence is not easily separated. But when both
are prominent, and especially when closely in aspect to each other, their
thought-cell activity stimulates the secretion of the gonad hormone,
which acting upon the nerves generates electromagnetic energy of the
frequency employed by the affectional system. And this electromag-
netic energy gives both the urge and the power for artistic creation.
Such artistic expression may take the form of selecting certain beau-
ties from nature and reproducing them. But if the Neptune thought-
cells also are active, the imagination not merely selects certain more
obvious things for its composition, but also explores the inner plane,
even though the individual is unaware he is thus employing the extra-
sensory perception which active Neptune thought-cells give. His intense
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creative urge extends his consciousness beyond that which the physical
senses can report to gather material. The unconscious mind leaves no
stone unturned either on the physical plane or the inner plane to ac-
quire proper material for the creative work attempted, and to bring it
together in pleasing effect.
In greater degree than the draftsman, the architect, in addition to
creative imagination, must possess the good taste mapped by a promi-
nent Venus. The appreciation of harmony is an activity of the Venus
thought-cells. The draftsman requires such taste merely to induce him
to keep his drawings neat. But the architect, in addition, must be able to
visualize harmony in the structure he plans.
Originality of any kind depends upon the activity of the Uranus
thought-cells. And as an architect's work requires originality, the inven-
tion of new designs, which a draftsman's work does not, he must have
the Uranus thought-cells more active. People with active Saturn thought-
cells can make plans based on what others already have done. They
have thoroughness and system. But unless there are also active Uranus
thought-cells they will never design anything new. The creative imagi-
nation supported by active Neptune thought-cells gives visions of
beauty; but for the actual inventive ability an architect needs, the Ura-
nus thought- cells should be active.
As his work calls for placing on paper his estimates and drawings,
to make this department of life significant enough to attract him to such
work, he also needs active third house thought-cells.
The Luck Factor
An architect's work, unlike that of a mere draftsman, makes Mercury
and the third house incidental to planning, which is ruled by Saturn,
and to structures, which are ruled by the fourth house. His work thus
primarily is ruled by Saturn, and in determining his luck while follow-
ing it, we should look first of all to how Saturn is aspected. Primarily, to
the extent, and from those quarters indicated by harmonious aspects to
Saturn, will good fortune help him in this vocation,
Secondarily, as the success of the completed structures is a deter-
minant of success in the long run, the good fortune or ill fortune--as
distinct from ability--is indicated by the harmony or discord of the
fourth house thought-cells. Yet among practicing architects, nearly three
fourths of them offset with ability a fourth house more discordant than
harmonious. This means that they follow the profession of their choice
in spite of adversities encountered.
Artist
Birth-charts of artists analyzed ................ 100 100%
Charts with Venus prominent .................... 99  99%
Charts with Mars prominent...................... 99  99%
Charts with Neptune prominent ................. 96  96%
Charts with Mercury prominent ................. 94  94%
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Charts with Venus aspecting
Moon or Mercury..................................... 91  91%
Charts with Mars aspecting
Moon or Mercury..................................... 91  91%
Charts with Venus aspecting Mars................. 66  66%
A tabulation of the 100 charts according to the signs occupied by the
Sun, Moon and Ascendant gave Gemini the highest, with Libra and Sag-
ittarius next highest. The lowest numbers were found in Aries, Taurus
and Aquarius, each of which had just two thirds as many as either Libra
or Sagittarius. Even so, if the planetary constants are shown, there is no
justification in discouraging a person from becoming an artist simply
because his Sun, Moon and Ascendant are in signs which hold fewer
artists than some of the others.
Those who succeed as artists usually have the ability to think clearly
about things. They have ideas or impressions which they desire to ex-
press as accurately as possible on canvas, and in the manner which most
completely will transfer them to the minds of those who look at their
work. I speak of painting here because, with the exception of a few com-
mercial artists, practically all the 100 charts analyzed were those of paint-
ers. And in painting, the material selected to be included requires the
exercise of such critical intelligence as is afforded by active Mercury
thought- cells. The painter needs not merely the artistic sense to feel
when he has produced the effect he desires, but also ability to think
deeply and make proper selection of what should go into, and what
should be left out of, his composition. Furthermore, he should have the
manual dexterity which a prominent Mercury gives. Thus, while not so
important as some of the other factors, active Mercury thought-cells are
a decided advantage to an artist.
The accurate reproduction of an object or scene usually is not con-
sidered art. A camera thus can be made to represent actual physical
conditions. Art requires selectivity, as already mentioned in connection
with Mercury, and the combination of the selected material in such a
way as to dramatize something. Through selectivity and artistic combi-
nation of material the picture must be more beautiful than the original,
or it must emphasize some factor and suppress others in a manner that
will convey to the observer the conception or feeling which the artist
wishes to impart.
Art to be successful must dramatize. And whether in business or in
art in any of its various forms, including painting, when dramatic talent
must be employed, the promoter or artist to be successful must possess
active thought-cells such as are mapped by Neptune in his chart of birth.
Not only moving picture stars, writers of fiction, and musicians, need
Neptune prominent in their charts of birth, but those in all other fields
of artistic endeavor.
But while it includes the exercise of Mercury intelligence and Nep-
tune climatic appreciation, artistic work is essentially an expression of
creative energy. Those who do not possess creative energy cannot ex-
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press it. An individual can use only what he has. The ordinary condi-
tions of everyday life, including the domestic relations, make some call
upon creative energy. But beyond developing sufficient creative energy
to fulfill such ordinary needs of human life, to be creative as an artist
the individual must develop more than the normal intensity and vol-
ume of creative energy. This means that he must have a glandular make-
up such that he generates electrical energies of tremendous power which
radiate electromagnetic wave-lengths of the type most readily used by
the affectional system.
To generate this type of electromagnetic power there must be strong
and active gonad glands, such as are ruled by Venus and Mars. Mars and
Venus are too closely associated in their influence upon the sex function to
be able to .separate their influences as affecting the gonad glands. Yet it is
quite proper to speak of Venus as the planet of love and affection and Mars
as the planet of energy and passion, to point out that the thyroid gland on
which normal energy production depends reacts not only to the Sun but
also to Venus, and that the glands of emergency energy, the adrenals, react
not merely to Saturn but equally as vigorously to Mars.
In its broader application Mars is the planet of creative energy. It is
used to give the doctor the desire and ability to heal. It is used by the
engineer in the drawing of plans and the building of bridges, dams and
skyscrapers. It is used by the soldier to enable him to destroy, and by
the law-enforcement officer in meeting the force of the criminal with
superior force and helping build a more secure society. Wherever initia-
tive and the destruction or the building of something are required, the
glandular makeup necessary calls for active gonads and ample adrenalin.
But for the creative energy to flow persistently not merely into spo-
radic passion and cerebral and physical activity, but into the affectional
system, the glandular reactions produced by the Venus vibrations must
be sufficient to divert the creative energy into this particular electrical
system of the human constitution. And to do this the planet Venus must
be prominent in the chart of birth.
The electromagnetic energies radiated by this Venus type of activ-
ity may be long or short, and the potential varies greatly, but they do
have the quality of supporting intense feeling and encouraging some
expression of love. Love is capable of expression on an innumerable
number of levels. Under the dominion of the selfish propensities of Mars
it expresses as lust. On a higher level it expresses as the marital attrac-
tion between husband and wife, and as the affection for children and
friends. Some intensely love the birds and the trees and the flowers.
The appreciation of a gorgeous sunset or the majesty of a mighty water-
fall is an expression of the love nature. Ecstasy and religious fervor are
sublimations of the same energies even though they require the action
of either Neptune or Jupiter to make the sublimation possible.
To be able to create there must be ample Mars energy. To be able to
appreciate beauty there must be ample Venus energy. To be able to cre-
ate beauty there must be both ample Mars energy and ample Venus
energy. It takes adequate Venus energy to divert the energy of Mars
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into channels which relate to beauty. As both Venus and Mars have, a
powerful influence over the gonads, an aspect between these two plan-
ets is the best indication that strong electrical energies--in some indi-
viduals so strong that it controls them--of the affectional system surge
over their nerves. The Moon or Mercury aspecting these planets facili-
tates the expression in forms of art.
The Luck Factor
As Venus rules art in general and painting in particular, the harmony or
discord of the thought-cells mapped by Venus are significant of the ten-
dency to attract luck in association with artistic work. However, a har-
monious planet in the chart, especially if it makes a favorable aspect
with Venus, may indicate some special association amid which more
luck would be attracted.
If Venus made a harmonious aspect to a planet in the ninth, for
instance, it would signify that art work in connection with books or
periodicals would be fortunate. Magazine covers or advertising thus
would be indicated as fortunate associations. Or if there were a good
aspect between Venus and the ruler of the fifth house, or the fifth house
and Neptune were fortunate in the chart, the artist would be lucky do-
ing art work for theatres or the moving picture industry. Saturn well
aspected in the chart, or harmoniously aspecting Venus, would indicate
luck in interior decorating; and Jupiter well aspected in the chart, or
harmoniously aspecting Venus, would indicate ability to attract the pa-
tronage of wealthy people.
Astrologer
Birth-charts of astrologers analyzed ....... 100 100%
Charts with Uranus prominent................ 100 100%
Charts with Neptune or
Pluto prominent ............................... 100 100%
Charts with Mercury prominent ............... 94  94%
Charts with Pluto prominent ..................... 92  92%
Charts with Neptune prominent ................ 86  86%
We also tabulated the signs in these charts occupied by the Sun, Moon
and Ascendant; but none of them stood out from the others sufficiently
to warrant it being given special mention, and certainly no sign can be
considered a birth-chart constant of astrologers.
To the extent the upper-octave planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are
prominent in a birth-chart is the individual easily interested in things
out of the ordinary, including psychic matters and astrology. Not all of
those who have one or more, of the upper-octave planets prominent
become interested in astrology, however. Some with Uranus prominent
use the energy of these thought-cells in oratory or in legal practice, in
engineering, in invention, or in some other form of originality. Some
with Neptune prominent use the energy of the Neptune thought-cells
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in dramatic work or in promoting something quite apart from occult
work. And some with Pluto prominent use its thought-cell energy in
becoming gangsters, or leaders in some constructive work where co-
operation is required.
Yet those who seriously engage in any occult pursuit, such as astrology,
metaphysics, or spiritual healing, always have at least one, and usually
at least two, of the upper-octave planets prominent in their charts of
birth.
Uranus is the planet of astrology. This means that the thought-cells
mapped by the planet Uranus must have considerable activity if an in-
dividual is to become interested in astrology. And, other things being
equal, the more active the Uranus thought-cells are, the greater the
chance that the individual will be attracted to astrology.
While it is extremely unlikely that a person in whose chart Uranus is
not prominent will become an astrologer; yet some of the best known
promoters of astrology have had Neptune far more prominent in their
charts--often, in the tenth house-- than Uranus. In these cases there
may have been merely a close aspect of Sun, Moon or Mercury to Ura-
nus, and Uranus not in an angle. This was sufficient, however, to enable
the individual to become conversant with astrological practice. And thus
conversant with it, the still more powerful Neptune thought-cells en-
abled him to promote astrology on a vast scale; where others of per-
haps much greater astrological ability were able to become only slightly
known, and did correspondingly little for the spread of valuable astro-
logical information.
In astrology, as in other professions, the ability to attract patronage is to
quite an extent dependent upon the activity of the thought-cells mapped
by Jupiter. And thus in the analysis of these 100 charts of astrologers, it
was found that those who follow it as a profession, and with some degree
of success, almost invariably also have a prominent birth-chart Jupiter.
There are a great many people who believe in astrology, and would like
to know more about it, who never become astrologers. Usually they have
Uranus prominent, or at least some of the upper-octave planets promi-
nent; but lack the necessary intellectual application to become proficient
in the subject. If Uranus is prominent enough, this may make up for the
lack of a prominent Mercury, as the table indicates. But usually only those
with the Intellectual thought-cells active, as mapped by a prominent birth-
chart Mercury, are studious enough to become astrologers.
The Pluto thought-cells tend to give an interest in all types of invisible
forces, including those received from the planets. They thus favor an
interest in all occult subjects; and when they are directed into construc-
tive channels, they incline to use all such invisible energies for the ad-
vancement of mankind.
Among astrologers, in addition to those who are able to give good as-
trological readings from following the rules and their own observation
of what chart positions commonly indicate, there are two other out-
standing types.
One of these has the Mars thought-cells active, usually Mars in close
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aspect to Mercury, or at least aspecting the Moon. Uranus may be quite
prominent, and usually is. These aspects of Mars give facility in math-
ematics. And those who have weak Mars and Mercury thought-cells
often have great difficulty learning to erect a chart and work out the
progressed aspects. But at the other extreme are some of those who
have Mars and Mercury quite prominent, who are unusually proficient
in mathematics, but who can, seemingly, never learn to read a chart.
Commonly this type devotes much energy to working out difficult and
complicated theories based on mathematics; but is quite unreliable in
delineating from these theories, or from those more commonly accepted.
The other pronounced type is the person who has Neptune a dominant
influence in his chart, and not sufficient Uranus, Mars and Mercury to
give a desire for even the simplest work with figures. These people have
made a habit of getting things the easy way; through the use of their
psychic faculties. Often they seem quite to lack the ability, or with oth-
ers the initiative, to learn to erect a birth-chart and work out the pro-
gressed aspects from which alone a scientific delineation and forecast
can be made.
Yet these people often give readings which are amazingly correct from
a chart someone else has erected. More commonly than not they have
little concise knowledge of the rules of scientific astrology, and vary the
reading according to the way they feel. They can always point to some
planet or position as responsible for what they say will take place; but
on different occasions will attribute quite opposite tendencies to the same
astrological position. These people, who invariably have a prominent
Neptune, and Uranus perhaps just prominent enough to interest them
in astrology, are not scientific astrologers. They merely tune in on the
individual through the avenue of the birth-chart and progressed aspects,
and depend upon feeling extra-sensory perception to give them the in-
formation they desire. Yet, often, the readings they give are amazingly
correct.
Thus, in addition to the typically Uranian astrologers, there are math-
ematical astrologers, and there are psychic astrologers. And it is a very
valuable thing for the truly scientific Uranian astrologer to have suffi-
cient of the Mars-Mercury or Mars-Moon influence to be able to handle
the mathematics of his work with facility. Also it is quite valuable for
him to have Neptune prominent enough to enable him to pick, through
his psychic impressions, the particular event among several that might
be expected to be attracted under a given progressed aspect.
While it is true that extremes of the mathematical type, and extremes of
the psychic type, are not the most desirable astrologers; yet there can be
no doubt that some ability along mathematical and psychic lines is an
advantage. Also, that thought-cells mapped by a prominent Pluto assist
to understand how the planetary energies operate, and what to expect
from them. Thus in addition to mathematical ability enough to set up a
chart and work progressed aspects, the best indications of ability are to
have all three upper-octave planets prominent.
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The Luck Factor
As astrology is essentially ruled by Uranus, the general fortune attracted
in association with it is indicated by the aspects to Uranus. In its prac-
tice, however, it is customary to interview clients, and the clients are
ruled by the seventh house. The luck with clients in general must be
appraised from the aspects to the ruler of the seventh. If the third is a
fortunate house, and the first badly afflicted, more fortune is indicated
through a mail order practice; as the discordant personality will then
not have facilities for bringing about disagreeable events. The well
aspected planets in the chart indicate the types of clients from whom
the most luck may be expected in the practice of astrology; especially
any planets favorably aspecting Uranus.
Athlete
Birth-charts of athletes analyzed ............. 100 100%
Charts with Mars prominent..................... 99  99%
Charts with Jupiter prominent................... 98  98%
Charts with Neptune prominent ................ 98  98%
Charts with Mercury prominent ................ 95  95%
Charts with Mars aspecting Jupiter ........... 59  59%
First House Activity of 100 Athletes
Charts with first house active ................... 97  97%
Charts with planet in first house ............... 53  53%
Charts with first house more
discordant than harmonious ................. 54  54%
Charts with first house more
harmonious than discordant ................. 44  44%
Fifth House Activity of 100 Athletes
Charts with fifth house active ................... 96  96%
Charts with planet in fifth house ................ 55  55%
Charts with fifth house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 53  53%
Charts with fifth house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 42  42%
A tabulation of the 100 charts according to signs occupied by Sun, Moon
and Ascendant gave Virgo highest, with Sagittarius having almost as
many. Cancer was lowest, Capricorn next lowest, and Aries with only
one more than Capricorn and two more than Cancer; Cancer having a
little more than half as many as Virgo.
Neither the number of planets in the first house nor the number in
the fifth house can be considered significant. In these same charts 54
show planets in the eighth house and 6o planets in the twelfth. How-
ever, the absent rulers of these two houses are powerfully enough
aspected to make the first house and the fifth house significant.
The element of personality does not seem so pronounced as that of
store clerks, in whose charts 62% had planets in the first house. But it
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does seem that the physical body, which is more closely related to the
first house than to any other, must have the activity indicated by strong
aspects to its ruler.
The house ruling sports and amusements of all kinds is the fifth. It
seems that to be attracted powerfully enough to sports to make the effort
to excel in them requires, not planets in the fifth, but the amount of fifth-
house thought-cell activity mapped by its ruler being strongly aspected.
The factor in the tabulation which was not anticipated is the promi-
nence of Neptune. At first the thought occurred that this may have been
influenced by the fact that quite a number of those whose charts were
analyzed in this group had been connected with the movies, which Nep-
tune rules.
However, in addition to dramatic talent, we have found that Nep-
tune is strongly associated with amusements of all kinds. People fre-
quently take vacations, or temporarily withdraw from the more utili-
tarian pursuits of life, under progressed aspects to Neptune. It thus seems
to have an affinity for recreation of all sorts.
Furthermore, the athlete who becomes outstanding--and the charts
used were mostly of professionals and amateurs who had attained con-
siderable recognition--must have some promotional ability. Most of
those who attain eminence in athletics, either with an amateur standing
or professionally, have considerable ability to dramatize their talents.
Sports in general come under the rulership of Jupiter. Not only ath-
letics, but horse racing and sailing contests. The seriousness of Saturn,
untempered by Jupiter, considers such events a waste of good time and
energy. Jupiter likes to laugh, to meet his fellows in a playful mood, and
is quite willing to spend time and money on that which gives him en-
joyment. Venus is not adverse to having a good time; but does so less
boisterously than does Jupiter. Social events, dancing, music, the arts
and not too vigorous indoor amusements, are typical of Venus. But Ju-
piter needs more action and less daintiness to give him a good time.
Not only the liking for sports, but the good fellowship of those engaged
in it and of those attending sporting events, are evidences of the influ-
ence of Jupiter; in fact, that which commonly is called "good sports-
manship" is an expression of the Jupiterian spirit of fair play and will-
ingness to abide by the rules even if the cost is great.
But associated with sports there has come to be also, at times, an
atmosphere which is not Jupiterian. If we consider good sportsmanship
an expression of Jupiter, we are warranted, I believe, in attributing "fixed"
prize fights, "fixed" horse races, "fixed" baseball games, and such con-
cealed machinations of sports events, to the scheming qualities of Nep-
tune. Such events are promotions of the Neptune confidence-man type.
So far as muscular ability is concerned, we must look chiefly to the
prominence of the planet Mars. It not only gives strength and agility to
the muscles, but furnishes energy of the high voltage type which is so
necessary for violent action. In other words, Mars is the planet ruling
athletes. But the other planets indicated in the table also must be promi-
nent; otherwise the individual may express his Mars not in athletics,
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but in mechanical or engineering lines. And many an individual who, if
he had Jupiter, Neptune and the fifth house sufficiently active to give
him a love for sports, could make a champion, is quite content to handle
tools or build skyscrapers.
Intelligence is of various kinds. Some relates to understanding sci-
ence, some to expressing thought in speech or writing, and some to
other lines of endeavor. In most vocations it is an advantage to have
Mercury prominent in the birth-chart.
Athletic supremacy is not merely a matter of brawn. It also requires
quick perception and ability intelligently to adapt to swiftly changing
conditions. A baseball player or one engaged in teamwork sports of any
kind, must be able to size up instantly a situation involving many oth-
ers, and act upon the decision then made. Prize fighting and wrestling
requires fast and sound headwork. It should not be surprising, there-
fore, to find that Mercury is usually prominent in the charts of those
who succeed in athletics; and that when Mercury is not prominent the
planet Uranus is.
The Luck Factor
Where strife is present, even the friendly strife of athletics, Mars thought-
cells are important. And as Mars is the primary ruler of athletics, as
distinct from the other types of sports, we should look to the aspects of
Mars to determine the general luck attracted in association with athlet-
ics. Those with heavy Mars afflictions, especially at the time progressed
aspects form to Mars, are those with a tendency to become injured while
engaged in athletics.
While Mars is the more important factor in determining the gen-
eral luck attracted in association with athletics; the luck attracted while
associated with sports in general is only less significant. And in deter-
mining this, give about equal weight to the aspects of the planet Jupiter,
planetary ruler of sports, and to the aspects of the ruler of the fifth house,
which is the house of sports. It is to be noted that the analysis shows the
fifth house more often than not more discordant than harmonious. Ju-
piter also is more often more discordant than harmonious. Even one
favorable aspect to Jupiter and one favorable aspect to the ruler of the
fifth is a great help, and may enable an athlete of outstanding ability to
gain recognition.
Aviator
Birth-charts of aviators analyzed............. 100 100%
Charts with Neptune prominent ............... 99  99%
Charts with Mars prominent..................... 96  96%
Charts with Uranus prominent.................. 94  94%
Ninth House Activity of 100 Aviators
Charts with ninth house active ................. 98  98%
Charts with planet in ninth house ............. 57  57%
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Charts with ninth house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 56  56%
Charts with ninth house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 40  40%
Third House Activity of 100 Aviators
Charts with third house active ................... 95  95%
Charts with planet in third house ............... 41  41%
Charts with third house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 67  67%
Charts with third house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 28  28%
We tabulated the signs in which the Sun, Moon and Ascendant were
located in these charts, but none of them were outstanding enough to
warrant special mention; and certainly none can be considered the birth-
chart constant of aviators.
Not only in reference to its prominence in aviators' charts, but in
reference to world and national events in which aviation has played an
important part, the dates on which outstanding flights have been un-
dertaken, and the progressed aspects in aviators' charts when they un-
dertook important flights, we have been able to check the rulership of
aviation. There at present can remain no doubt that Neptune is the planet
ruling this vocation, and flying in general. Even as a prominent Nep-
tune in business signifies that the sky is the limit, so among occupations
it is even more literally so.
While most of the unusually important flights have been made when
the aviator was under a progressed aspect to Neptune, this is not true
of all of them. For instance, in 1924, James H. Doolittle made the first
Dawn to Dark flight across the U. S. under progressed Sun P Neptune.
In the first round the world flight, Lieutenant Smith, commander of the
fleet of Navy planes, was under progressed Venus trine progressed
Neptune. Admiral Byrd was first to fly across the North Pole in 1926,
while he was under the influence of progressed Mars trine birth-chart
Neptune. He crossed the Atlantic in 1927 under progressed Mars trine
progressed Neptune; but having run out of Neptune progressions, he
flew over the South Pole in 1929 under the influence of progressed Ve-
nus square Uranus.
Of the two charts tabulated in which the ninth house ruler was not
powerfully aspected, one of these is that of Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
the ruler of whose third house is in the tenth and powerfully aspected.
Captain Charles Lindbergh on his famous New York to Paris flight was
not under a progressed aspect to Neptune; but under progressed Mer-
cury sextile Uranus. Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly the Atlantic,
however, had Venus progressed to the semi-sextile of Neptune when
she made that flight; and Captain Hugo Eckner made the first Zeppelin
flight around the world in 1929 when the progressed Sun came opposi-
tion birth-chart Neptune. Even in a later around the world flight record,
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that of Post and Gatty, making the trip in less than nine days, while we
do not have the data for Gatty, we find that Wiley Post, the pilot, was
under progressed Mars P Neptune.
Wiley Post later, along with the famous humorist, Will Rogers, per-
ished in Alaska on a pioneering flight to route an airway to Siberia,
while under heavy progressed afflictions to Mars; and Amelia Earhart
perished in the Pacific in 1937, on a round the world trip, while under
unusually heavy progressed afflictions from Mars. On January II, 1938,
the giant Samoan Clipper burned in mid-air, dropping bits of wreckage
and the charred bodies of her crew of seven into the Pacific. Of the six
whose dates of birth were ascertained, each had a heavily afflicted Mars
in his birth-chart, and at the time of the disaster a strong progressed
aspect to Mars.
Thus is it indicated that those who contemplate following aviation
as a profession, at least until it becomes less hazardous, should pay more
than usual attention to the birth-chart constants and progressed con-
stants of accidents. These are given detailed consideration, based on a
statistical analysis of 100 accidents, in When and What Events Will Hap-
pen. Especially should those who have a powerful and afflicted birth-
chart Mars, avoid hazardous journeys when there is a strong progressed
aspect to Mars, particularly if the progressed aspect is discordant.
As to the ability to become an aviator, the individual should have
active thought-cells such as are mapped by a prominent Neptune to
attract him to flying.
To give him the required general mechanical ability, and the neces-
sary daring, he needs also active thought-cells such as are mapped by a
prominent Mars.
To enable him to handle the various electrical gadgets with which a
plane is provided, and to give ingenuity in making repairs on delicate
instruments, he needs active thought-cells such as are mapped by a
prominent Uranus.
One who travels much must have the thought-cells mapped by the
third and ninth houses unusually active. If they are not active, he will
travel little; which would disqualify him as an aviator. As most aviation
work involves long journeys, to attract to him such long trips, he should
have active ninth house thought-cells.
The Luck Factor
Primarily he needs to have Mars, Saturn and Uranus--especially Mars,
which is the chief accident planet --without such heavy discordant as-
pects that they indicate he will crack up.
As aviation is ruled by Neptune, any good aspect which Neptune
receives is a great help, as it indicates that he will get the "breaks" that
much in his favor in association with aviation activities.
Yet as most of his work also involves the ninth house, every har-
monious aspect to the ruler of the ninth is a luck factor in his favor
while on the journeys he must make. Aspects to the ruler of the ninth,
from the luck standpoint, are probably more important than those to
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Neptune.
If aviators could be commanded, or persuaded, not to undertake
pilot work while under progressed aspects to the planets which are the
progressed constants of accidents, particularly while Mars is afflicted by
progression, there would be few accidents. Even if the planets Neptune,
Mars and Uranus, which give aviation ability, were powerfully afflicted
in the birth-chart, accident could thus be avoided in the air. And working
in a shop dining such a period when by progression Mars, Saturn or Ura-
nus was afflicted--particularly Mars--the individual would run far less
hazard, and would endanger others only in a minor degree.
Bookkeeper
Birth-charts of bookkeepers analyzed ...... 100 100%
Charts with Saturn prominent ................. 100 100%
Charts with Mercury prominent ................ 97  97%
Charts with Mars prominent...................... 95  95%
Third House Activity of 100 Bookkeepers
Charts with third house active ................... 94  94%
Charts with planet in third house ............... 55  55%
Charts with third house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 55  55%
Charts with third house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 41  41%
Eighth House Activity of 100 Bookkeepers
Charts with eighth house active ................. 91  91%
Charts with planet in eighth house ............. 54  54%
Charts with eighth house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 52  52%
Charts with eighth house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 43  43%
In the analysis of these 100 charts by the signs occupied by the Sun,
Moon and Ascendant, Libra was found to be highest-- possibly because
Libra dislikes dirty work and tends to neatness and precision--with
twice as many as Pisces, which was lowest. Next to highest in number
were Gemini and Leo, and next to the lowest were Capricorn and
Aquarius. No one, however, should be dissuaded from becoming a book-
keeper merely because of the sign occupied by Sun, Moon or Ascen-
dant if the planetary prominence and house activity indicate natural
aptitude for such work.
Almost invariably in these charts when the third house is weak
and afflicted the eighth house is strong and well aspected; and when
the eighth house is weak and afflicted the third house is strong and well
aspected.
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Bookkeeping or accountancy is monotonous work, in which close
attention must be paid to detail. And nothing helps an individual to
follow a hum-drum occupation in which there is no change or excite-
ment, and in which precision, order and system are required, so well as
active thought-cells mapped by the planet Saturn. Any work which re-
quires a dull monotonous grind, and persistence enough not to give up
until the job has been finished just right, calls upon the experiences in-
corporated in the Saturn thought-cells.
Any calling which requires alertness and the constant use of intel-
ligence in solving problems, whether those problems be mechanical in
nature, artistic, financial, political or mathematical, brings into expres-
sion the thought-cells mapped by Mercury. Scientists and writers are all
too apt to jump to the conclusion that occupations other than their own
do not require a high degree of intelligence. The intelligence which the
Mercury thought-cells express, however, may find an outlet through a
wide number of channels. The shrewd trader exercises the Mercury
thought-cells, as does the Australian Bushman whose testimony as to
the owner of any track, even though he has not seen a similar one for
years, is valid in a court of law. If such a tracker has ever seen a track
once, he can always identify it. And he can follow its owner in dry rock
country where the white scientist cannot discern that even a pebble has
been moved.
A scientist requires active Mercury thought-cells which are given a
special trend by the prominence of still other planets. But if scientists
think they have a monopoly on intelligence, let them try to be movie
stars, waiters in a restaurant, telephone operators, or trackers through
the Australian bush. They will find special training necessary even to
do mediocre work in any of these vocations; and that with any amount
of training they can come no nearer to doing the bushman tracker's
work than with the same amount of training the bushman tracker can
do theirs.
For facility with figures the mechanical qualities mapped by the Mars
thought-cells are needed. We have found in teaching astrology that those
with Mars lacking in prominence in their birth-charts, and with Neptune
correspondingly prominent, usually are the ones who have difficulty in
learning to erect a birth-chart. The same mechanical ability that enables
an individual to handle other tools and to build things, seems to give
ability to use arithmetic as a tool.
However, for the more abstract type of mathematics, prominent Mars
thought-cells are not enough. The use of higher mathematics requires
also the exercise of the Saturn thought-cells, and the more abstruse the
problem, the farther removed from concrete things which can be visual-
ized, the more the Saturn thought-cells are called upon. That is, merely to
handle figures with facility requires a prominent Mercury and Mars; but
to be a mathematician requires also a prominent Saturn.And to be a book-
keeper, while not requiring much mathematical ability, calls upon the
Saturn thought-cells for the reason already mentioned.
While not sufficiently prominent to be considered a constant, the
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prominence of Uranus in the charts of bookkeepers also is sufficient to
note. Uranus is the planet of short-cuts and quick methods; but its mod-
erate prominence in the charts of bookkeepers seems to be in the nature
of reinforcing the work of the Mercury thought-cells, of which the Ura-
nus thought-cells are an upper-octave expression.
The fact that the third house in the birth-chart of bookkeepers nearly
always shows so great activity undoubtedly is due to the nature of the
work which is of the third house type. Writing and calculating, as well as
thinking, are third house activities; and to be a bookkeeper one must thus
utilize daily, and with some vigor, these third house thought-cells. And if
they are to be called upon for so much work they must possess the re-
quired amount of energy.
That the eighth house commonly is quite active, although not un-
usually active so often as the third, seems to be due to the circumstance
that the work done relates to other people's money, which is ruled by the
eighth house. We find that to be strongly associated with the things of
some one of the twelve departments of life, the individual must have
active thought-cells mapped by the house of his birth-chart ruling that
department of life.
The Luck Factor
Although Saturn is more often prominent than Mercury, bookkeeping
is typically a third house and Mercury association. It would seem even
more typically third house than Mercury; for Mercury thought-cell ac-
tivity expresses through so wide a variety of channels. Therefore, of
primary importance in appraising the general luck attracted in this vo-
cation should be considered the aspects of the ruler of the third house.
Even so, it is usually more discordant than harmonious. But it is well
for it to receive at least one strong harmonious aspect, so that all the
"breaks" will not be adverse. In addition, but of secondary importance,
the power and aspects of Mercury should be taken into consideration.
Yet probably of as much significance in relation to luck as the third
house, is the planet ruling the kind of business for which the bookkeep-
ing is done. And as this is optional with the one seeking employment, it
deserves every bookkeeper's close attention. If Mars is harmonious,
bookkeeping for a hardware or manufacturing firm would prove more
fortunate; if Jupiter is harmonious, a merchandising firm is indicated; if
Venus is harmonious, bookkeeping where women's apparel or art ob-
jects are handled; if Uranus is harmonious, working for an automobile
firm; if Pluto is harmonious, for those associated with radios, etc.
Chemist
Birth-charts of chemists analyzed ............ 100 100%
Charts with Pluto prominent ................... 100 100%
Charts with Saturn prominent ................. 100 100%
Charts with Neptune prominent ................. 99  99%
Charts with Uranus prominent.................... 98  98%
Charts with Mars prominent....................... 95  95%
Charts with Mercury prominent ................. 93  93%
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Sixth House Activity of 100 Chemists
Charts with sixth house active .................... 93  93%
Charts with planet in sixth house ................ 48  48%
Charts with sixth house more
discordant than harmonious ................... 58  58%
Charts with sixth house more
harmonious than discordant ................... 42  42%
A tabulation of the 100 charts according to signs occupied by Sun, Moon
and Ascendant gave Leo highest, with Virgo and Libra having almost
as many. Taurus was lowest with a little over half as many as Leo; and
Gemini and Cancer were next lowest.
Chemistry relates to changing the inside factors of compounds, of
manipulating groups (Pluto) of atoms so that they separate from, or
combine with, other atoms to form other molecules. These atoms form
the inside of molecules, and Pluto rules the inside of things. The forces
which cause atoms to combine into compounds relate to the fields which
accompany the smallest particles of matter, invisible forces such as Pluto
rules. To understand how these forces within the molecules operate,
and to handle them successfully, seems to require active Pluto thought-
cells. And it appears also that Pluto is the chief ruler of chemistry, and
therefore of chemists. To be attracted to this calling requires active Pluto
thought-cells.
The manipulation of chemicals is work of the most exacting kind.
A single drop more of some ingredient than the specified amount may
bring disaster. No guess work can be tolerated; everything must be
measured or weighed with the utmost precision. And such precision
demands that the Saturn thought- cells be active.
The chemist also must be a man of system and order. He cannot
afford to hurry in his work. Instead, he must be deliberate and persis-
tent. Without active Saturn thought-cells adequate system for handling
chemicals, many of which are dangerous, is lacking.
Some of the chemicals which the chemist must handle are ruled by
Neptune. Neptune not only rules gases, but is general ruler of poisons
of all kinds. If the individual does not have active Neptune thought-
cells it is unlikely he will be brought as closely into contact with poisons
as a chemist habitually is.
Uranus is the research planet, and the thought-cells it maps in the
birth-chart give the ability to discover the facts about things. And they
give originality, such as a chemist must have in his analytical work. Fur-
thermore, Uranus rules the various complicated gadgets which a chem-
ist is called upon to use, and at times even invent, in following his work.
A chemist not only must be able to invent apparatus to meet his
special needs, but he is called upon to construct many things in the labo-
ratory. He must be a person of considerable manufacturing skill, able to
make what he needs from the crude materials which he finds at hand.
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For such constructive ability the Mars thought-cells must be active.
As to become a chemist requires a keen mind and hard study, and
its practice calls upon the intelligence constantly, he should also have
the thought-cells mapped by Mercury quite active. It is not a trade to be
followed by a person of dull intellect.
Chemicals, and drugs in particular, come under the rule of the sixth
house. Therefore, unless the individual has active sixth house thought-
cells, it is unlikely he will be sufficiently attracted into association with
chemicals to become successful as a chemist.
The chemist's profession, as such, makes little call upon the social
functions. It is work done in the laboratory, and depends little upon
how much or how little the public likes the chemist. But when the chemist
becomes a druggist, who in addition to filling prescriptions must sell to
the public almost as many items as does a department store, he needs
those thought-cells active in his chart which enable him to make a fa-
vorable impression on people.
If he has the Moon prominent and not too badly afflicted, it will
enable him to handle the common people successfully. Even if the Moon
is prominent and afflicted, he will contact many people, which has its
advantages, but many of them will not like him.
A prominent Venus will enable him to give an impression of pleas-
antness which customers will like. This will help him draw trade. But
for getting plenty of patronage there is nothing so good as active thought-
cells mapped by a prominent Jupiter. People then will think him jolly,
and will go far out of their way to trade with him, instead of trading
with a rival.
The Luck Factor
Primarily the fortune attracted in association with chemistry in general
is indicated by the aspects of the planet Pluto. But in relation to the
fortune of such an association the ruler of the sixth house is only a little
less important. If the vocation is to be that of a druggist, the aspects to
the sixth house ruler are even more significant than the aspects to Pluto.
Chemistry, however, is practiced amid quite a variety of surround-
ings. Some chemists are employed in association with mining, in which
case the aspects of Saturn and the ruler of the fourth become significant.
Chemists are employed where processing and dying cotton fabric is
done. Under these associations the aspects to Venus are highly impor-
tant as indicating the fortune attracted. Other chemists are employed
where iron and steel are manufactured. And amid such association the
luck would largely be indicated by the aspects of Mars.
In relation to these environments, a harmonious aspect of Pluto,
which rules chemistry, to the planet ruling the association, is quite fa-
vorable. As more often than not the sixth house is more discordant than
harmonious, afflictions to the ruler of the sixth should be no deterrent,
provided there is at least one strong harmonious, or several weak har-
monious, aspects also to the ruler of the sixth.
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Cosmetician
Birth-charts of cosmeticians analyzed ....... 100 100%
Charts with Neptune or Pluto prominent ... 100 100%
Charts with Mars prominent...................... 99  99%
Charts with Venus prominent .................... 93  93%
Charts with Moon prominent ..................... 90  90%
Charts with Pluto prominent ...................... 90  90%
Charts with Neptune prominent ................. 88  88%
In a tabulation of these 100 charts by the signs occupied by Sun, Moon
and Ascendant, we found that Aquarius was the highest, with Libra
and Virgo next. Aries was lowest, with Cancer, Capricorn and Sagit-
tarius next. The lowest signs had just about half as many as the highest
signs. We were unable to pick any special house the activity of which
conspicuously contributed to the success of these cosmeticians.
A successful cosmetician constructs something. To give a perma-
nent, a facial massage, manicure the finger nails and give them the right
polish, or any other of the numerous things a beauty operator does,
requires mechanical skill, the use of tools, and some physical activity.
Ability to do these things, as well as the creative impulse to build some-
thing better on the foundation at hand, and the skill to do so, whether
that which is built is an airplane, an improvement to a house, or a better
appearing complexion, requires that the thought-cells mapped by the
planet Mars shall be active.
A cosmetician should have some artistic taste. And the refinement
of feeling, and appreciation of color combinations and form, are con-
ferred by the thought-cells mapped by the planet Venus. That is, to be
more than skilled in the use of the implements of the trade, and thus
really to attain harmonious results, the artistic abilities mapped by a
prominent Venus in the birth-chart should be present.
For ability to deal with the people in general, the great mass of
mankind, instead of some restricted class of it, there is needed the activ-
ity of the thought-cells mapped by the Moon. Whether it be the corner
grocer who sells edibles, the druggist who sells almost everything in
addition to drugs, or the cosmetician who serves the desire for beauty,
if there is to be contact with a large number of the common people, it is
advantageous to have a prominent birth-chart Moon. Individuals with-
out the Moon thus prominent may understand the viewpoint and tastes
of those following some certain occupation or profession, but they fail
to grasp the likes and dislikes of the common people, and thus are less
successful in their dealing with them.
Where co-operation is essential, or a group of people work together,
it is advantageous to have active Pluto thought-cells. Pluto, as the higher-
octave of the Moon, signifies the spirit that should actuate a home broad-
ened to embrace society as a whole, or some section of it, as if it were
part of a larger family over which there was exercised a paternal or
maternal care. It is an asset in beauty parlor work, as well as in nursing,
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for the operator to have such a personal solicitude for the welfare of the
one being served. And those with Pluto prominent in their birth- charts
can acquire this beneficial attitude.
Neptune, while not so frequently prominent in the charts of cos-
meticians, is a valuable asset when present. The thought-cells which it
maps in the unconscious mind are those which express as dramatic tal-
ent. And it is a function of a cosmetician to assist the client to dramatize
the best points in the appearance, and to subdue and make unnotice-
able the points of detraction. And those with Neptune prominent in
their birth-charts have just the kind of imagination which enables them
to perceive, before they actually work on a client, the effect which will
be produced by a particular change, and its essential value in bringing
out the result desired.
The Luck Factor
A cosmetician, no less than a physician and surgeon, is a builder, and
thus must have a prominent birth- chart Mars. But as the desired result
of the work has to do with beauty, rather than with strength and energy,
the planet Venus is the most important single luck factor. If Venus is
prominent and well aspected the luck attracted in any kind of work
where beauty and harmony are outstanding in general should be good.
And those who meet the common people, whether as cosmeticians
or in some retail trade, find it an asset from the luck standpoint to have
the Moon harmoniously aspected.
As a third factor, not only in this work, but where the individual
serves the public, the seventh house is important. An afflicted seventh
house indicates there will be difficulties with customers. Awell aspected
seventh house tends to attract customers who are pleased with the ser-
vice they receive.
Dancer
Birth-charts of professional dancers analyzed 100 100%
Charts with Venus prominent ..................... 100 100%
Charts with Moon prominent ........................ 99  99%
Charts with Neptune prominent ..................... 99  99%
Charts with Mars prominent........................... 98  98%
Charts with Mercury prominent ..................... 97  97%
Charts with Pluto prominent .......................... 92  92%
First House Activity of 100 Professional Dancers
Charts with first house active ......................... 97  97%
Charts with planet in first house ...................... 62  62%
Charts with first house more
discordant than harmonious ........................ 61  61%
Charts with first house more
harmonious than discordant ........................ 39  39%
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Fifth House Activity of 100 Professional Dancers
Charts with fifth house active ......................... 88  88%
Charts with planet in fifth house ...................... 52  52%
Charts with fifth house more
discordant than harmonious ........................ 50  50%
Charts with fifth house more
harmonious than discordant ........................ 50  50%
A tabulation of the 100 charts according to the signs occupied by Sun,
Moon and Ascendant gave Leo and Virgo highest, with Gemini lowest.
Gemini, Sagittarius, Aries and Cancer were low, but had more than two
thirds as many as Leo, Virgo and Aquarius, which were the three highest.
Venus is the planet of harmony and grace. Dancing is a type of
artistic expression, and for success in any type of artistic expression the
thought-cells mapped by Venus in the chart of birth must be active.
Venus also is natural ruler of partnership; and while many dances do
not require a partner, many of them also do. Dancing in general is closely
associated with affection for someone of the opposite sex. In other words,
it is hard to imagine one becoming a professional dancer who does not
have a strong love nature.
Dancing is artistic expression in which rhythm is an essential ele-
ment. Venus rules harmony, but the Moon rules time and tune and the
sense of rhythm. Jungle folk, who have no ear for the harmonies of a
symphony, often have this sense of rhythm highly developed. They
dance to the beating of tom-toms, or to a stick struck against a hollowed
out stump. Often primitive people, especially the blacks, can learn and
carry, or even improvise, a melody; and the melody, as apart from har-
mony, is ruled by the Moon. Those with active Moon thought-cells of-
ten need take no thought about learning even intricate rhythms; for their
unconscious minds instantly are impressed by it, and readily deliver it
to objective consciousness.
Yet a professional dancer must not only have a sense of rhythm;
but he must be able to dramatize his work. The appeal to the more subtle
emotions is prompted by Neptune. Whether in writing, in the business
world, or other form of art, only those with active Neptune thought-
cells can successfully dramatize their work. After all, professional danc-
ing is a form of acting, and requires the active Neptune thought-cells
that make for any success upon screen or stage.
But dancing makes a greater call upon muscular strength and agil-
ity than most other forms of artistic expression. It taxes the muscles
even as those of an athlete are taxed. The calls upon the muscles in pro-
fessional dancing are too strenuous for a person who does not have
Mars sufficiently prominent in his chart of birth. Active Mars thought-
cells facilitate acquiring the muscular control and skill required, and
furnish the necessary creative energy. Dancing is essentially an expres-
sion of the reproductive urge; and for success in it, as in other creative
art, the hormone of the gonad glands must be ample to provide a sur-
plus of creative energy. This condition usually is present when Venus
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and Mars both are outstanding in the chart of birth.
Not only must a professional dancer possess the alertness conferred
by active Mercury thought-cells, but he must have an exceptionally good
memory. Long and intricate routines must be so thoroughly memorized
that each little movement always occurs in just the right place. Many an
aspirant to dancing on the stage, who had no difficulty in handling the
various movements, has had to give it up because he could not quickly
memorize the long routines. Such memorizing calls for active Mercury
thought-cells.
Dancing of a professional nature often is done in groups. And to
attract an individual to such groups, and enable him successfully to co-
operate in the group activity, he needs active Pluto thought-cells. In
connection with such group activity one at once thinks of the work of
chorus girls.
Where personality enters prominently into the work the first house,
which rules it, is important. People with weak first house thought-cells
seldom are able to capitalize on their personalities. But a dancer greatly
depends upon his stage personality, the grace and beauty of his body in
particular, in his work. Therefore it is highly important that he should
have an active first house. The table indicates that quite a high percent-
age of professional dancers have first house thought-cells that are more
discordant than harmonious. However, these discords are probably sel-
dom manifest on the stage; they are discords that enter into their per-
sonal contacts with other dancers and other people which are chiefly
discernible in their conduct and relations when not actually entertain-
ing the public. But a dancer should have first house thought-cells active
enough to give a vigorous stage personality.
As professional dancing is work which has to do with entertaining,
it means fifth house associations during all the time the profession is
followed. Therefore, to attract these associations the fifth house thought-
cells should be active.
The Luck Factor
As dancing is ruled by Venus, the fortune that is likely to be attracted in
association with this profession is largely denoted by the aspects of Ve-
nus. If Venus is too badly afflicted, difficulties will constantly be cropping
up. Yet if Venus has one powerful harmonious aspect, and the planets
which give natural aptitude for this work are outstanding, the individual
may make a pronounced success of dancing in spite of the difficulties.
Important from the luck standpoint, but not so important as Ve-
nus, are the harmony and discord of the fifth house thought- cells as
indicated by the aspects to the ruler of the fifth. Of those who actually
follow dancing as a career the table shows that half of them have the
fifth house thought-cells more discordant than harmonious. Therefore,
if there is ability, and Venus has one strong harmonious aspect, the indi-
vidual need not feel discouraged in reference to this calling; especially
if the fifth house thought- cells are quite active, as indicated by its ruler
being prominent in the chart.
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Dentist
Birth-charts of dentists analyzed ............. 100 100%
Charts with Jupiter prominent................. 100 100%
Charts with Mercury prominent .............. 100 100%
Charts with Saturn prominent ................... 99  99%
Charts with Mars prominent...................... 98  98%
Charts with Venus prominent .................... 98  98%
Sixth House Activity of 100 Dentists
Charts with sixth house active ................... 97  97%
Charts with planet in sixth house ............... 44  44%
Charts with sixth house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 58  58%
Charts with sixth house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 37  37%
A tabulation of the 100 charts according to the signs occupied by Sun,
Moon and Ascendant gave Aries and Virgo highest, and Sagittarius low-
est with a little more than half as many. Next to the highest was Leo,
and next to lowest were Gemini and Cancer.
Those who are not contented merely to follow a trade, or merely to
work with their hands, but have the feeling of abundance strong enough
that they follow a profession, have active Jupiter thought-cells. Active
Jupiter thought-cells tend to cause the individual to feel that life holds
something better for him than a manual occupation. They work also to
attract to the individual the opportunity to prepare himself for some
profession; for law, medicine, the clergy, dentistry, or even the best type
of astrologer; or to get him into salesmanship work or merchandising.
But a person who does not have Jupiter prominent in his chart of birth
has the utmost difficulty in getting into a profession.
Jupiter is the planet of good-will and geniality which are so impor-
tant in attracting patronage. The Jupiter thought-cells thus not only work
to cause the individual to take up a profession, but they give the warmth
and geniality which cause people to like him and come to him for ser-
vice.
To become a dentist requires study and alertness, which are sel-
dom possible to those who do not have active Mercury thought- cells.
But there also is another reason Mercury thought-cells must be active in
those who follow dentistry. Upon the Mercury thought-cells must de-
pend the degree of dexterity; and few occupations require finer ma-
nipulations with the hands than does dentistry. If the dentist bungles
the merest bit, the patient instantly suffers, and probably goes to an-
other dentist.
Saturn rules the teeth, and to draw one into close association with
them Saturn should be prominent in the chart of birth. But there again
we have a second, and perhaps even more important reason for the
prominence of the planet. A Jupiter-Mars individual who had sluggish
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Saturn thought-cells, when confronted with a decaying tooth would be
for jerking it out. Just as a certain type of doctor seems satisfied only
when removing an appendix or some other part of the anatomy. But a
dentist's chief job is to save teeth, to make them last as long as possible.
He exercises the greatest ingenuity in making repairs so that the
tooth may be saved and not removed. This is typically Saturn work.
Not only the structure with which he works, the teeth, and the ef-
fort to save them as long as possible, but also the painstaking care with
detail, and the slow laborious work with minute cavities, are typical of
Saturn. I believe, therefore, we are safe in saying that dentistry is mainly
a Saturn occupation. And to be a good dentist the Saturn thought-cells
should be active.
It is also work requiring mechanical skill, and the building of some-
thing, and therefore needs active Mars thought-cells. Even not to mind
the pain others suffer, providing it is for their own good, also requires
active Mars thought-cells. Neither Mars nor Saturn conduces to sensi-
tivity. Both are harsh, and do not too greatly mind the suffering of oth-
ers. And a dentist should not be hypersensitive.
The doctor with Jupiter prominent can radiate warmth, geniality,
and a confident optimism which encourages his patient and gives people
confidence in his skill. But the dentist needs something not necessary
for a doctor. He needs to keep people entertained while he drills their
teeth and hammers repair material into cavities. He wants to take their
mind off what he is doing as much as possible, and this he does, if he is
competent, through interesting conversation.
A dentist does not need to be a good mixer out of office hours; but
if he is to keep his patients coming back he should be a social fellow
who apparently is interested in their affairs. That is one reason he needs
active Venus thought-cells. The other is that on these thought-cells he
must depend for good taste and artistic appreciation; and it is his job to
give people teeth that are artistic and pleasing to behold. Artificial teeth
must be not merely good looking in themselves, but they must be in
proper taste for the individual who wears them.
The ailments of people, including the difficulties they have with
their teeth, come under the rule of the sixth house. The dentist depends
on people with sick teeth for his livelihood. And unless he has active
sixth house thought-cells he is not sufficiently attracted to people who
are in some manner ailing to get patronage. Thus a dentist as well as a
doctor or a nurse should have an active sixth house.
The Luck Factor
Primarily as the success he has with teeth determines his prosperity, at
least in so far as his patients give him advertising, the luck he will at-
tract in associating with them is primarily indicated by the aspects of
Saturn, which rules teeth. If Saturn should be in good aspect to the Moon,
or the Moon the best planet in the chart, it indicates success with women
patients. If it is in good aspect with Mercury, or if Mercury is the best
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planet in the chart, the success would be outstanding with children. If
Mars were in good aspect to Saturn, or were the best planet in the chart,
the dentist would do well to take up practice in a neighborhood where
mechanics live. If Neptune were the best planet in the chart, or even if it
were in good aspect to Saturn, he might do better in a locality where
moving picture patronage could be contacted. Or if Jupiter were a good
planet, or harmoniously aspecting Saturn, instead of working to build
up trade among the common people, he could with ad- vantage estab-
lish himself where it would be possible to contact professional people,
or people of some wealth.
Of secondary importance as a luck factor is the sixth house. If the
sixth house is badly afflicted, the patients he gets will be difficult cases,
and he will have many obstacles to overcome. Yet the table shows that
much more than half of the dentists analyzed had a sixth house more
discordant than harmonious. Therefore if the ruler of the sixth has at
least one strong harmonious aspect, or several weak harmonious as-
pects, even if badly afflicted otherwise, there would be no serious de-
terrent to taking up dentistry.
There is another factor, not analyzed in the table, but of consider-
able importance in following any of the professions. It is the harmony
or discord of the seventh house thought-cells. We have not analyzed it
because if the natural aptitudes for dentistry are strong, and Saturn and
the sixth house have some harmony, an afflicted seventh house should
not stand in the way of following this profession. And it would cause
difficulty in any profession, or any calling that depends upon close con-
tact with patients or clients.
A harmonious seventh house indicates thought-cell activity that
tends to cause those served to be satisfied with the work done. But an
afflicted seventh house attracts those who are apt to be dissatisfied with
the services no matter how good those services may be. Clients or pa-
tients of a person who has a heavily afflicted seventh house are inclined
to be troublesome. And the nature of their troublesomeness is indicated
by the ruler of the seventh and the planets afflicting it.
Doctor
Birth-charts of doctors analyzed .............. 100 100%
Charts with Mars prominent...................... 99  99%
Charts with Jupiter prominent ................... 99  99%
Sixth House Activity of 100 Doctors
Charts with sixth house active .................. 99  99%
Charts with planet in sixth house ............... 45  45%
Charts with sixth house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 51  51%
Charts with sixth house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 47  47%
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Twelfth House Activity of 100 Doctors
Charts with twelfth house active ............... 99  99%
Charts with planet in twelfth house ............ 99  99%
Charts with twelfth house more
discordant than harmonious ...................... 58  58%
Charts with twelfth house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 39  39%
We tabulated the signs in which the Sun, Moon and Ascendant were
located in these charts of 100 doctors; but no sign stood out with suffi-
cient prominence to warrant special mention.
The June, 1937, issue of American Astrology Magazine gives the
result of tabulating the Sun-signs of 7,000 physicians, as compared with
a prominence normal, which in turn was based upon the birth-dates of
66,000 prominent persons. This gives Capricorn as high, with 9.75%
above the normal, and Sagittarius as low, with 10.48% below the nor-
mal. Rather surprisingly, Scorpio, which usually has been considered
the physician's sign, is next lowest, with 10.15% below normal.
Running through a number of issues of American Astrology Maga-
zine during 1936, there were Sun-sign analyses of the charts of 6,877
physicians. They were variously grouped according to their specialty,
and in addition to the sign of the Sun, the Sun-decanates also were tabu-
lated, and the sign in which Mars was found.
While there was a variation from the average, much as is shown
above in relation to the prominence normal, in none of these different
analyses did any sign appear low enough that it would warrant dis-
couraging a person born with the Sun in the sign from endeavoring to
become a physician; nor did any sign appear sufficiently high to consti-
tute it a birth-chart constant.
In the matter of Mars being prominent in the birth-chart, however,
it stands out so conspicuously in the 100 doctors' charts we analyzed,
that it would seem folly for any person not having this planet promi-
nent in his birth-chart to attempt healing as his profession. Building
and tearing down are activities typical of the Mars thought-cells. And
only those who have these Mars thought-cells sufficiently active are
capable of making a success of an occupation calling for either destruc-
tive or constructive ability.
In addition to the skill in surgery, in the administration of medi-
cine, and in other methods of repairing the body, which active Mars
thought-cells give; the mental and personal atmosphere of the physi-
cian, through their power of suggestion, are very important factors in
the work of healing. Aprominent Jupiter in the birth-chart maps though-
cells which give warmth, geniality, and a confidant and optimistic atti-
tude which are communicated to the patient.
It is not merely what the healer says to the patient; but those most
successful, as a rule, have a bearing and a personal atmosphere which
gives the patient confidence that the doctor will be able to affect a cure.
Furthermore, it is difficult for those who do not have quite active
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Jupiter thought-cells to get into any profession. Aprominent Jupiter not
only causes the individual to feel that life holds something better for
him than a manual occupation; but the work of the thought-cells so
mapped tends to attract to the individual the opportunity to prepare
himself for a profession, or to get into salesmanship work or merchan-
dising.
Jupiter is the planet of that good-will and geniality which attract
patronage. The thought-cells mapped by a prominent Jupiter, therefore,
not only help the individual to get into professional work, but give the
assurance that people will like him well enough, and have sufficient
confidence in him, that they will employ his services.
Among the doctors whose charts we have analyzed have been a
number of chiropractors. These, and those who depend much upon elec-
trical devices and high-frequency rays, have Uranus conspicuously
prominent in their charts of birth. Uranus also seems to favor new and
unusual methods.
Those who rely upon Naturopathic treatments, Stellar Healing,
Massage and similar drugless methods of healing, commonly have Nep-
tune conspicuously prominent in their charts of birth; as do those who
give Metaphysical, New Thought, Divine, Spiritual and other forms of
absent treatments.
People who continuously are brought in contact with sickness must
have unusually active thought-cells occupying the sixth compartment
of their astral bodies. This does not imply that a planet must actually
occupy the sixth house; but that, at least, the planet ruling the cusp of
the sixth must receive powerful aspects.
While only a portion of the doctors are associated with hospitals,
yet the sick-rooms which they constantly visit are frequently places of
confinement and restriction to the patient; sufficiently so to come under
the influence of the twelfth house. At least, the thought-cells related to
the twelfth house in the charts of doctors we have analyzed show out-
standing activity.
So far as Natural Aptitude is concerned, one who intends to be-
come a doctor should have within his unconscious mind thought-cells
such as are mapped by a prominent Mars, a prominent Jupiter, an ac-
tive sixth house and an active twelfth house.
The Luck Factor
In the matter of so-called luck, it is better, though not essential, to have
Mars and Jupiter each receiving at least one harmonious aspect. Mars is
the ruler of the healing profession, and its aspects have some signifi-
cance in reference to the harmony or discord attracted in such work.
The luck which will be attracted in association with the illness of
people is indicated by the harmony or discord of the ruler of the sixth
house; and the luck which will be attracted in association with hospitals
or rooms of confinement is indicated by the harmony or discord of the
ruler of the twelfth house.
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There are those who follow the healing profession who have only
discordant aspects to the rulers of the sixth and twelfth, but these are at
a great disadvantage. Skill must be exceptional to overcome the handi-
cap of the continuous difficulties thus attracted; and those who are out-
standing in the healing profession have at least one powerful harmoni-
ous aspect, along with discordant ones, to the ruler of the sixth and to
the ruler of the twelfth.
Draftsman
Birth-charts of draftsmen analyzed ......... 100 100%
Charts with Mercury prominent ............. 100 100%
Charts with Neptune or
Venus prominent............................... 100 100%
Charts with Mars prominent..................... 97  97%
Charts with Venus prominent ................... 95  95%
Charts with Neptune prominent ................ 88  88%
Third House Activity of 100 Draftsmen
Charts with third house active ................. 100 100%
Charts with planet in third house ................ 58  58%
Charts with third house more
discordant than harmonious ................... 70  70%
Charts with third house
more harmonious than discordant ........... 30  30%
A tabulation of the signs in which the Sun, Moon and Ascendant are
found reveals there are more draftsmen in Leo and Cancer, with almost
as many in Libra and Pisces; while. Aries, Taurus and Sagittarius con-
tain fewest, with only about two-thirds as many as in the four favored
signs. Yet as many successful draftsmen are born under Aries, Taurus
and Sagittarius, this does not warrant discouraging a person from tak-
ing up the vocation simply because he is born under a strong influence
from one or all of these three signs.
Drafting is a form of mental expression requiring dexterity, alert-
ness, and clear-cut objective thinking such as active Mercury thought-
cells alone can afford. Mercury rules the nerve currents; and if there is
to be fine co-ordination between the images in the mind and muscular
action, there must be sufficient brain-cell activity and nervous control,
such as is present only among those who have Mercury prominent in
their birth-charts.
The muscles are ruled by Mars, and skill in their use, such as a
draftsman must employ, requires that the Aggressive thought- cells in
the astral body shall be more than commonly active. Moreover, most
draftsmanship is employed in the precise plotting of something for the
purpose of gaining more ready knowledge of it, or in plans or designs
from which something is to be built. This implies a knowledge of me-
chanics or of structural work which is easily acquired only by those
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who have the Aggressive thought-cells active, as indicated by a promi-
nent birth-chart Mars.
Successful drafting requires that the sheets when finished shall be
neat and attractive in appearance. Proper lettering is often an impor-
tant feature. The artistic appearance essential to success in this work is
chiefly made possible through the activity of the Venus thought-cells.
However, even when the Venus thought- cells are not so active, if those
mapped by its upper-octave, Neptune, are quite active, the work does
not suffer in appearance. Thus we can say that either Venus or Nep-
tune, and better, both, should be prominent in the chart of one who
expects to follow drafting as a calling.
Drafting, like writing, is a third house activity; and if one is to do
sufficient work to make a success of this occupation, he must have
enough activity on the part of the thought-cells mapped by the third
house to attract it. Those who do drafting, who do much writing, or
who study consistently, not merely while going to school, but after leav-
ing it, must have third house thought-cells activity of the kind which is
mapped by the ruler of the house powerfully aspected.
The Luck Factor
Like writing and teaching, drafting seems to come under the general
rulership of Mercury. And like these two other Mercury occupations, it
is carried out amid a wide variety of associations; permitting consider-
able choice, which an be utilized in the selection of the luck factors.
It is, of course, better from the luck standpoint if Mercury has at
least one good aspect, though this is not essential to becoming a suc-
cessful draftsman. When afflicted, Mercury tends to attract difficulty
through little errors and oversights, not only upon the part of the per-
son in whose chart it is thus afflicted, but upon the part of others. Thus
to prevent misfortune in an occupation ruled by Mercury, an individual
with this planet heavily afflicted in his birth-chart, and particularly when
it is also afflicted by a progressed aspect, must take unusual care to
check against little errors on his part, and to take precaution that the
errors of others do not cause serious difficulty.
Of secondary importance from the luck standpoint is the harmony
of the thought-cells of the third house. 70% of the charts analyzed had
the third house more discordant than harmonious; but if the ruler of the
third house receives at least one strong harmonious aspect, or several
weak harmonious aspects, success will be more assured. The more har-
monious the aspects made to the ruler of the third the better the luck
attracted in this, or other, third house occupation.
But even when Mercury and the third house are severely afflicted,
if the thought-cells mapped by them are active enough to give marked
natural aptitude for this work, it often is possible to select a field in
which to utilize the drafting talent that will attract considerable luck.
Drafting is employed in map making of all kinds relative to real
estate, and in mining and the development of natural resources and
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basic utilities. To the extent the planet Saturn is harmonious in the birth-
chart would good fortune tend to be attracted in employing drafting or
other talents in connection with such matters, or in the work of an ar-
chitect.
In designing and installing machinery, and in tool making, drafts-
manship plays an important part. The luck that could be expected to be
attracted through such associations is indicated in the birth-chart by the
amount of harmony or discord shown by the planet Mars. That is, if the
Mars thought-cells in the astral body are pronouncedly discordant, any
continuous association with machinery or sharp tools would greatly
increase the tendency to accident and strife. On the other hand, if the
Mars thought-cells are harmonious, the association with tools and ma-
chinery gives them additional energy and opportunity to work from
the inner plane to attract fortunate events into the life.
The luck that would be attracted in association with aviation, air-
conditioning and the movies is largely indicated by the aspects made to
Neptune in the birth-chart. In association with radio work, or televi-
sion, it would be determined by the aspects to the planet Pluto.
Draftsmanship, or other occupation, in which there is constant work
relating to electricity, would be influenced in the luck factor by the as-
pects made to the planet Uranus. That is, even mental association with
things electrical adds energy to the Uranus thought-cells within the as-
tral body, which enables them to do more work from the inner plane.
And the fortune or misfortune of the events attracted through this in-
ner-plane work is chiefly determined by the harmony or discord of these
Uranus thought-cells.
Electrician
Birth-charts of electricians analyzed ....... 100 100%
Charts with Uranus prominent................ 100 100%
Charts with Pluto prominent .................. 100 100%
Charts with Mercury prominent ............... 98  98%
Charts with Mars prominent .................... 97  97%
Charts with Mars aspecting Uranus .......... 71  71%
In the analysis of these 100 charts by the signs occupied by the Sun,
Moon and Ascendant, Libra and Sagittarius were found to be highest,
and Taurus, Gemini and Pisces lowest with not quite two-thirds as many.
Next to the highest were Virgo and Scorpio, with Aries and Cancer trail-
ing closely. Aquarius, even though ruled by Uranus, the planet of elec-
tricity, had only two more than Pisces and three more than Taurus and
Gemini.
In addition to the specific abilities conferred by Uranus, as this planet
is the ruler of electricity, only those who have it prominent in their charts
of birth seem strongly enough attracted to things of an electrical nature
to make close association with them a portion of their daily lives. For
instance, if you will turn to the analysis of telephone operators you will
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find that Uranus was prominent in nearly all the charts of those ana-
lyzed who follow that vocation. And it is stated that the prominence of
Uranus in those charts probably had little to do with the magnetic power
of this planet to influence others, but more likely related to the associa-
tion between the planet and gadgets, such as the switchboard affords,
and to electricity, which Uranus rules; which are essential parts of a
telephone system.
This is even more true as applied to electricians, because magnetic
personalities seem even less essential to them than to telephone opera-
tors, because the variety of gadgets they handle is much greater, and
because the association with electricity is even more intimate.
Yet instead of catering to a wide public, such as is ruled by the Moon,
and keeping it pleased and comfortable, the electrician is called upon to
exercise constant ingenuity in repairing, installing, and adjusting a vast
assortment of gadgets ranging in size from huge generators and dyna-
mos down to minute and delicate instruments. Thus the inventive ability
which is distinctive of Uranus is called into play in the everyday work of
an electrician more pronouncedly than in most vocations.
The prominence of the planet Pluto in the charts of electricians evi-
dently does not relate to this planet's rulership over group activity of
people, but to its significance where hidden forces and the inside of
things are concerned. Pluto is the planet of inner-plane forces, and of
intra-atomic energies. To determine precisely where the domain of Ura-
nus ends and that of Pluto begins will require painstaking research, but
the evidence to date indicates that the influence of one somewhat over-
laps and blends into the influence of the other.
Thus it seems that electricity and electromagnetic fields under the
more ordinarily observed conditions are ruled strictly by Uranus. But
when an alternating current is given so high a frequency that the elec-
tromagnetic fields produced by the moving electric impulses do not
fold back, but become electromagnetic waves, such as those used in
radio, the energy then seems to come under the domain of Pluto. Of
course, the transformation of one kind of energy into another kind hav-
ing a different planetary rulership is not unusual, for mechanical (Mars)
energy can be used in the generation of electricity. But in such conver-
sion the line of demarcation is rather clear.
The electromagnetic radiations of the energies generated in man's
nervous system may, in various degrees, be converted into the high-
velocity energy of the inner plane. Because the two planes can exchange
motions only through such electromagnetic forces, we call them Bound-
ary-Line energies; and after the conversion from Boundary-Line ener-
gies to inner-plane energies is complete we consider them then ruled by
Pluto.
Yet Pluto, as well as Neptune and Uranus and some of the other
planets, also has rulership over certain electromagnetic radiations which
may convert some of their-energies into those of the inner plane. That
is, Pluto not only rules inner-plane energies, but also certain of the
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Boundary-Line electromagnetic energies which, still possessing a ve-
locity not greater than light, readily can communicate their motions to
substance having higher-than-light velocity. As Pluto has a higher side
and a lower side which are quite distinct, I believe we are warranted in
concluding that it rules not only inner-plane energies, but the Bound-
ary-Line energies which most readily contact them.
The electrician is not called upon to understand anything about
inner-plane energies, but his work does require that he become familiar
with unseen electromagnetic forces and visualize how they act. He is
not required to measure cosmic rays, which to penetrate the electro-
magnetic field surrounding the earth at Mahur, India, must possess 17
billion electron volts, according to Dr. Millikan. But he must be able to
ascertain the probable current generated in a telephone wire one hun-
dred feet distant, for instance, from a high-tension power line carrying
a given number of volts. And while neither the telephone wire nor the
electricity carried by the power line are ruled by Pluto, it does seem that
Pluto prominent in an electrician's chart facilitates his grasp of how
unseen forces, including those electromagnetic, operate at a distance.
The prominence of Mercury indicates that only those with consid-
erable intellectual ability are suited to become electricians.
The prominence of Mars relates to the mechanical ability that must
be employed. The Mars-Uranus aspect being so prominent indicates
that mechanical ingenuity is at a premium among those who become
electricians. Mars is the mechanical and constructive planet, and Ura-
nus is the planet of ingenuity. Uranus aspecting other planets tends to
give ingenuity relative to the matters these other planets rule. Thus its
aspect to Mars favors ingenuity relating to mechanics and building
things.
The Luck Factor
As electricity is ruled by Uranus, we must judge the luck factor chiefly
from the aspects to this planet. This does not mean that a chart with
heavy afflictions to Uranus cannot succeed if Uranus also has some help.
George Westinghouse, for instance, organizer of the great Westinghouse
Electric Company, had Uranus in the fourth house opposition Mars,
Mercury and the Sun. But he had it also trine Jupiter in the seventh
house, which always, from his youth on, enabled him to contact wealthy
(Jupiter) partners (seventh) who would finance his ventures, even after
he had had disastrous business difficulties. And Thomas A. Edison had
Uranus semi-square Sun and square Moon; but he also had it sextile
Jupiter and trine the MC. He went bankrupt on occasions, but his repu-
tation (M.C.) as an inventor (Uranus) and his ability to contact people
of wealth (Jupiter) enabled him to go ahead again after each reverse. In
other words, both of these men had many misfortunes arising out of
electricity, but each had such outstanding ability that they needed only
an occasional "lucky break," as signified by the mentioned harmonious
aspects to Uranus, to attain outstanding success.
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ENGINEER
Birth-charts of engineers
(electrical, civil, mechanical,
construction, aviation,
radio, etc.) analyzed ........................... 100 100%
Charts with Uranus prominent ................. 100 100%
Charts with Mars prominent.................... 100 100%
Charts with Saturn prominent ................. 100 100%
Tabulating the signs in which Sun, Moon and Ascendant are found, Leo
in these 100 charts runs about 30% above average, Libra, Scorpio and
Cancer about 10% above average, and Pisces about 30% below the aver-
age. Yet no one should be discouraged from taking up engineering
merely because the Pisces influence in his chart is outstanding; for engi-
neers with such positions are not uncommon, as this analysis shows.
The suggestion has been put forward in various quarters that an
aspect from Mars to Uranus gives engineering ability. Yet this certainly
can not be considered a birth-chart constant of engineering, as in 47 of
these charts no such aspect was present.
Almost any type of engineering requires ingenuity and the ability
to solve problems. Such ability is present to the extent the Individualis-
tic thought-cells are active, as mapped by a prominent Uranus.
Engineering more commonly is employed in association with con-
structing something. The natural aptitude for any type of creative en-
deavor or building is largely measured by the amount of activity of the
Aggressive thought-cells within the unconscious mind, mapped by the
planet Mars. Only those with a prominent birth-chart Mars should en-
gage in creative work, or in engineering.
To become a successful engineer, an individual must be prepared
to shoulder responsibility, and to work hard and persistently. He must
have system and foresight, be able to reason logically, and to make suc-
cessful plans. Only those who have the thought-cells active such as are
mapped by a prominent birth-chart Saturn, possess such qualifications.
The Luck Factor
Granted that an individual has Uranus, Mars and Saturn all quite promi-
nent in his chart of birth, and thus has natural aptitude for becoming an
engineer, he will do well to look carefully to the luck factor. And as in
engineering there is a wide variety of associations with which the work
can be performed, one preparing to enter this field usually has ample
opportunity to select conditions such as will attract much misfortune or
considerable luck.
The luck attracted, in each instance, is determined by the planetary
ruler of the things with which the engineer is chiefly concerned. In so
far, for instance, as there is association with machines, the thought-cells
mapped by Mars are involved; and even in those types of engineering
work which are not primarily concerned with engines, such as mining
engineering, structural engineering, electrical engineering, etc., machines
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frequently play an important part.
In addition to aviation engineering, which increasingly makes calls
for outstanding talent, there is now some demand for engineers who
are familiar with air-conditioning, for those who can handle certain prob-
lems in connection with the motion picture industry, and for others who
are sufficiently familiar with the oil industry. These associations all are
ruled by the planet Neptune, and if this is a prominent and well-aspected
planet in the birth-chart, it indicates the fortune would be better in one
of these fields.
As a field for the engineer who has a prominent and well-aspected
Pluto, there is at present radio engineering; while the future holds forth
the promise of television and the transmission of power by electromag-
netic waves. The force of the cosmic ray, and that which holds the elec-
trons and atoms together, as yet are merely the subjects of experiment.
But when the time arrives when such invisible forces are utilized com-
mercially, the engineer with a powerful and well-aspected Pluto in his
chart will be the one most fortunate in association with them. As chem-
istry also is ruled by Pluto, the luck attracted in association with chemi-
cal engineering is chiefly to be appraised from the aspects to this planet.
To the extent the thought-cells mapped by Uranus are active and
harmonious, is luck apt to be attracted in association either with elec-
tricity or with intricate gadgets and new mechanical inventions. For the
special ability to understand electricity and handle it, look to the promi-
nence of Uranus in the birth-chart. But for the luck or misfortune apt to
be attracted in following the profession of electrical engineer, look to
the aspects which the planet Uranus receives.
Civil engineering and those types in which land, timber, or other
natural resources are chiefly involved, bring the things ruled by Saturn
to the fore. If the thought-cells mapped in the birth-chart by Saturn are
discordant, such association will bring an almost unceasing train of dif-
ficulties. But if Saturn is well-aspected, this type of work will bring ad-
vantages and opportunity for advancement. In the development of irri-
gation projects, or flood control and soil erosion hindrances, the Saturn
associations would be typical.
The engineering work associated with the development of hydro-elec-
tric power, would bring in a luck factor ruled by Saturn, and also another
luck factor, that mapped by Uranus, in reference to the electricity.
Mining engineering, while the mining part proper, and the removal
of coal or ore from the ground, has a luck factor ruled by Saturn, also
commonly involves to a somewhat less degree a Mars luck factor, be-
cause of the constant use of machinery; and a Uranus luck factor due to
the use of electricity as a source of power in modern mining operations.
The luck factor in mechanical engineering is clearly that of Mars.
To the extent the Aggressive thought-cells mapped by this planet in the
birth-chart are harmonious will good fortune be attracted in the use of
tools, machines and engines; and to the extent these thought-cells are
discordant is there a tendency to accident and other types of misfortune
in such use.
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Structural engineering has a luck factor ruled by Mars. This repre-
sents the constructive activity, the use of machines and tools, and the
structural iron work. Yet it also has a Saturn luck factor. The concrete
commonly used in association with structural iron, and the building
itself, are ruled by Saturn.
Such charts as we have of those who have made a success of build-
ing city skyscrapers have both a prominent Mars and a prominent Sat-
urn. In one instance, while exceptionally prominent, they were terribly
afflicted. Yet this individual had a fine seventh house, and made a for-
tune while in partnership with another man. He had charge of the engi-
neering and building part of the work, and permitted his partner to
have exclusive charge of the financial part. As soon as the partnership
broke up, which it eventually did, he commenced to lose money and
have misfortune. This is mentioned to indicate the manner in which one
man, with exceptional ability for structural engineering, overcame for
many years, the afflictions of Mars and Saturn in his chart of birth.
Farmer
Birth-charts of farmers analyzed ............. 100 100%
Charts with Saturn prominent ................. 100 100%
Charts with Pluto or the
Moon prominent ............................... 100 100%
Charts with Pluto prominent ..................... 92  92%
Charts with Moon prominent .................... 88  88%
Fourth House Activity of 100 Farmers
Charts with fourth house active .............. 100 100%
Charts with ruler of fourth member
of heaviest configuration in chart .............. 87  87%
Charts with planet in fourth house ............ 49  49%
Charts with fourth house more
discordant than harmonious ................. 58  58%
Charts with fourth house more
harmonious than discordant ................. 40  40%
The tabulation of the signs in which the Sun, Moon and Ascendant were
found in these 100 charts brought out some quite unexpected data. For
instance, it has generally been held that farmers were more apt to be
those with these influences in earthy signs; yet in 45 of these charts the
Sun, Moon and Ascendant were in other than earthy signs; which shows
the earthy well below average.
Curiously enough, and also contrary to prevalent opinion, not only
Virgo but Libra ran highest, with 40% above average. Perhaps the fact
that Libra is the exaltation of Saturn, the farmer planet, has something
to do with its high rating; yet the signs ruled and co-ruled by Saturn,
Capricorn and Aquarius, ran low. Virgo, the harvest sign, running high
was in conformity with prevalent opinion.
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Aquarius ran lowest, with 24% below average, and Taurus, Scor-
pio and Capricorn next lowest, with 12% below average. Yet Taurus has
commonly been considered a farming sign, and Libra a sign avoiding
agriculture.
Saturn has always been considered the planet of farmers, and was
prominent in all of these charts. It is an occupation in which the labor is
hard and monotonous and the hours of work long. In the past, at least,
it has meant giving up some of the conveniences of city life, a lack of
which is typically Saturn.
The farmer, to be successful, must have both patience and plan-
ning ability, which only those possess in the required degree who have
the thought-cells active in their unconscious minds such as are mapped
by a prominent Saturn. The farmer must plan to plant his crop at the
most favorable time, and take into consideration probable prices he will
receive for various products, and when they will be ready for market.
His income, instead of being a rather continuous supply, comes merely
at those intervals when his stock or his produce is fit for market. Many
farmers are dependent upon a crop that is harvested only at one time;
and they must wait twelve months between sales, and so systematically
plan their expenditures that the income received at one time must last a
year. Only those with active Saturn thought- cells have the patience and
foresight to make a success of such a life.
The Moon is the general ruler of nutrition; and the farmer supplies
the food of the world. Quite commonly, in addition to crops raised di-
rectly from the soil, the farmer depends also in some degree upon rais-
ing animals large or small. Perhaps even the looking after the grain in
the fields, and taking pains it gets a fair start, and is not choked out by
weeds, consists of looking after the weak and helpless. At any rate, rais-
ing chickens and live stock of the larger kinds requires a certain amount
of mothering capacity. And such capacity, as is clearly indicated in the
charts of nurses, depends upon the activity of the Domestic thought-
cells, ruled by the Moon.
Pluto is the planet of universal welfare and of mass production. It
is the upper-octave expression of the Moon's influence. In the looking
after the young and helpless of both plants and animals there is in some
degree the universal welfare attitude. But more particularly is a farmer's
work associated with mass production; mass production of fruits and
grains and vegetables and stock. Thus we find that farmers have the
thought-cells mapped by Pluto quite prominent, and I believe we are
warranted in discouraging any person from taking up farming who has
neither Moon nor Pluto prominent in his chart, or whose chart lacks a
prominent Saturn.
However, as quite a number of people with Sun, Moon or Ascen-
dant in Aquarius succeed in farming, even though this is the least nu-
merous of the signs which follow this occupation, I do not think we are
warranted in discouraging Aquarian people, or those born under any
other sign, merely on that account, from taking up farming.
People who do not have active fourth-house thought-cells do not
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have persistent association with the land. Their thought-cell activities at-
tract them to some different environment, which is ruled by the house of
their charts mapping active thought-cells. That is, they become associ-
ated with writing, with journeys, with entertainment, with business, or
whatever in their charts is represented by a house of outstanding activity.
As farming requires incessant contact with the land, any person
who does not have the ruler of the fourth house powerfully aspected is
unsuited to it.
The Luck Factor
As Saturn is the ruler of farmers, the aspects in the birth-chart to Saturn
are significant of the luck that would be attracted while following this
occupation.
But of at least as much importance, and perhaps more, in reference
to the luck factor, are the aspects received by the ruler of the fourth
house. If there is no harmonious aspect to the ruler of the fourth, the
luck attracted while associated with the land will be rather uniformly
bad. Yet, as the table shows, it is not necessary to have the fourth house
ruler receiving nothing but good aspects to have sufficient luck in this
occupation to do fairly well.
Handling live stock of the larger kinds, especially where range
riding is involved, has a strong element of Mars; and for such work the
Mars thought-cells must be considered in determining the luck factor.
But in general, the luck with large animals is to be determined from the
ruler of the twelfth house; and the luck with small animals, such as rab-
bits, chickens and pigs, from the ruler of the sixth house.
Lawyer
Birth-charts of lawyers analyzed ............. 100 100%
Charts with Mercury or
Uranus prominent ............................. 100 100%
Charts with Saturn prominent .................. 99  99%
Charts with Mercury prominent ............... 96  96%
Charts with Uranus prominent.................. 95  95%
Charts with Jupiter prominent .................. 89  89%
Ninth House Activity of 100 Lawyers
Charts with ninth house active ............... 100 100%
Charts with planet in ninth house .............. 53  53%
Charts with ninth house more
discordant than harmonious ................. 59  59%
Charts with ninth house more
harmonious than discordant ...................... 40  40%
An analysis of the signs occupied by the Sun, Moon and Ascendant in
these 100 charts gives the lead to Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Capricorn;
with Gemini and Pisces taking low places: The difference between the
high and the low, however, is not significant enough to point to any
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sign as a birth-chart constant of lawyers. Nor is it important enough
that people with Sun, Moon or Ascendant in Pisces or Gemini should
be discouraged from taking up law, provided the indicated planets are
prominent and the ninth house is sufficiently active.
As the practice of law so commonly involves a contest, we also
tabulated the activity of the seventh house; but in these 100 charts its
ruler receives aspects little, if any, stronger than that of the average of
charts. The activity of the ninth house, however, stands out even more
significantly than it does in the charts of writers.
Uranus is the upper-octave of Mercury. Both of these planets have
a direct influence over the nerve currents and the processes of thinking
in terms of words and sentences.Alawyer requires an active mind, alert-
ness, shrewdness, the ability to study, and facility in expressing him-
self. In all these charts of lawyers, as mapping thought-cells whose ac-
tivities give these qualifications, either Mercury or Uranus is promi-
nent. To the extent Mercury, in any lawyer's chart is lacking in promi-
nence, Uranus is unusually prominent; and to the extent Uranus is some-
what lacking in prominence, Mercury is unusually prominent.
Theabilitytowork hard at monotonous work,tosystematize evidence,
and to reason logically is mapped by the planet Saturn. The thought-cells
thus signified must be active for logical reasoning, for foresight, for ability
to map out and plan a campaign, and to devise successful schemes for
trapping the opposition. That is, the drudgery and painstaking toil of pre-
paring a brief, finding flaws in evidence, and planning the method to be
used in legal matters requires active Saturn thought-cells.
To present such evidence convincingly to a jury, however, requires
a very different group of thought-cells. To read human nature correctly,
and through oratory to sway the minds of others, requires active thought-
cells of the Uranus type. Upon such thought-cells also must depend
such brilliance as is used in questioning witnesses, or in devising un-
usual methods to win the desired result.
For patronage in any of the professions, as well as in selling more
tangible goods, the good fellowship Of the Jupiter thought- cells must
largely be dependent upon. Jupiter gets the work to do because people
like the individual who has the thought-cells it maps prominent. Yet, as
indicated by II% of these lawyers not having the Jupiter thought-cells
unusually active, an individual can make a success of law, if he has enough
ability otherwise, with very little help from the thought-cells of good will.
That is, even if people do not care for him, if he gets a reputation for
winning cases, he will get their patronage.Also, he may do valuable work
in a law firm, without much direct contact with patronage.
Not infrequently, a partnership in which a lawyer strongly Mer-
cury-Saturn in type is joined to one of the Uranus-Jupiter type proves
quite successful. The Mercury-Saturn individual is an authority on busi-
ness law and on legal matters in general. He lays the plans, works up
the cases, and looks after details. The Jupiter-Uranus member of the
firm meets people, attracts business to the firm, and when a case is in
court, does the pleading before the judge or jury.
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Jupiter prominent in a chart assists the individual to acquire a pro-
fession. But when Jupiter is not prominent, a prominent Sun may en-
able him to become a lawyer, as it did in eleven of these charts; for when
Jupiter was not prominent the Sun was.
It seems, in addition to the prominence of the planets indicated,
that it would be unwise to encourage any person, the thought- cells in
whose astral body mapped by the ninth house were not more than nor-
mally active, to enter the profession of law. Association with the courts
is attracted by the thought-cells mapped in the ninth section of the as-
tral form. If these thought-cells are not unusually active there will be
little association with legal matters, and therefore little success in con-
nection with them.
The Luck Factor
Uranus, probably more than any other planet, is the ruler of lawyers.
From the luck standpoint, therefore, it is better to have at least one strong
and harmonious aspect to Uranus. This will give favorable "breaks" in
the contacts with other people often enough to prevent the obstacles to
be overcome being too consistently difficult.
But as the court, the judge and the jury are ruled by the ninth house,
it is probably even more important from the luck standpoint, that all
the aspects to the ruler of the ninth house should not be discordant
ones. If all are discordant, whenever the matter of favor comes up, there
will be a tendency on the part of the court or the jury to decide against
the lawyer.
On the other hand, as shown by 59 of the charts having stronger
discordant aspects to the ruler of the ninth than harmonious ones, it is
not essential that the ninth house thought-cells be predominantly har-
monious. The more active they are, the more important such matters
will be.And if, at the same time, he can be assured of getting the "breaks"
in his favor even part of the time, and his ability is outstanding, as shown
by the prominence of the lawyer planets, he should be able to make
quite a success. Outstanding personages in the legal profession nearly
always have at least one powerful harmonious aspect to the ruler of the
ninth.
If Jupiter is particularly harmonious in the chart, he could special-
ize in law for merchants or professional men. If Saturn were exception-
ally well aspected in his chart, he would have the luck factor in his favor
if he became an insurance lawyer, or looked after the legal interests of
miners or real estate men.
With good aspects to Venus his legal practice might be given a luck
turn through specializing in affectional matters; a divorce lawyer, for
instance, if the seventh house also showed outstanding activity. Or if
the Sun were well aspected in his chart, he could direct his efforts to-
ward getting the patronage of politicians, or executives. With good as-
pects to Mars or Pluto, he could become a criminal lawyer.
In law, as in most other matters, if an individual has sufficient abil-
ity, it is possible for him to gain success in spite of persistent unlucky
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occurrences. But if he can associate with something, in the practice of
his profession, which tends to attract luck to him, he can attain a higher
success, and more surely, and with less struggle.
Machinist
Birth-charts of machinists analyzed ........ 100 100%
Charts with Mars prominent..................... 99  99%
Charts with Saturn prominent .................. 98  98%
Charts with Uranus prominent.................. 96  96%
Charts with Mercury prominent ............... 95  95%
In a tabulation of these 100 charts by the signs occupied by Sun, Moon
and Ascendant, we found that Libra was highest with 32% above the
average, Scorpio next highest, and then Leo. The lowest sign was Capri-
corn, with 36% below average. Taurus was next lowest, and then Pisces.
No sign was conspicuous enough, however, to be considered a constant,
and none low enough that a person should be discouraged from be-
coming a machinist merely because of the prominence of some sign. We
were not able to pick out any special house whose activity was signifi-
cant in the charts of machinists.
It takes the ability conferred by the thought-cells mapped in the
unconscious mind by Mars to handle tools skillfully. And it takes the
energy thus mapped to give the desire to build something or to destroy
something; and the more Mars energy is present the greater the desire
to express through some constructive or destructive channel.
The energy mapped by a prominent Mars, even when the planet is
greatly afflicted, can be diverted into constructive work of some kind.And
if it is not thus put to constructive work, we may be sure it will find an
outlet in some destructive activity. The gangster who beats up those who
do not bow to his dictates, who robs a bank at the point of a gun, or who
holds up pedestrians on the highway is expressing Mars energy in a way
that is inimical to society, and which probably will bring the loss of his
freedom if not of his life, because that Mars energy was not conditioned
earlier in life to find a satisfactory expression in something constructive.
Those who have youngsters in charge accept a grave responsibil-
ity, and especially so when one of their charges has a powerful and
greatly afflicted birth-chart Mars. In such a case it is imperative that an
outlet be found for the Mars energy which is not detrimental to others,
but trains at least indirectly for some useful creative work, and which
gives the youth a feeling of pride and relieves the creative drive in a
feeling of satisfaction. We have much reason to believe that any youth
of normal intelligence, taken early enough, and handled correctly, in-
stead of becoming a hoodlum or bandit, no matter how powerful and
afflicted Mars may be in his chart, can be made to take pride in being a
useful citizen. But only through encouraging, and not repressing, the
expression of the creative energies and diverting them through appeals
to whatever other urges may be powerful, into constructive channels
that give them satisfaction.
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Mars energy can express through any type of creative work, and is
required for creative art or creative intellectual effort. And even to brain
workers, it gives a facility in the use of tools if they devote any time to
handling them. But when Saturn and Uranus also are prominent the
creative ability expresses with facility through mechanical lines.
Saturn inclines to laborious types of work, even when they are
purely mental. And when prominent it gives the persistence to undergo
the apprenticeship or other training necessary properly to learn a trade.
A machinist is called upon to do heavy labor. The machines on which
he works are ruled by Mars, as are the tools which he uses. There is
nothing soft, yielding, or of the Venus nature about his work. It has the
harshness and the concreteness of Mars and Saturn. And to learn the
trade the individual must apply himself persistently over a period of
years.
While Mars gives activity and skill, it is the thought-cells mapped
by Saturn that demand care and the utmost in precision. Mars alone is
inclined to work rapidly, and to employ dexterity. But the painstaking
attention to detail which makes a competent machinist is conferred by
the energies mapped by a prominent Saturn. And Saturn also enables
the machinist to lay his work and plan its details in advance, so that
each operation shall be performed in the order that will give the great-
est advantage.
A workman in the assembly line of an automobile plant may have
Uranus prominent in his birth-chart; but if his duty requires only that
he tighten a certain nut, or some other operation that he does over and
over endlessly, he is not using the Uranus thought-cells, and they are
apt to cause great restlessness. Instead, he is using the thought-cells of
Mars and Saturn; and the more routine the job is, and the more mo-
notonous, the greater his need for active thought-cells such as are
mapped by Saturn to hold him to his job. One with Saturn lacking in
prominence develops nervous disorders if a job is too monotonous.
But in the ordinary work of a machinist there are ever new prob-
lems that require solving. And while Mercury must be prominent
enough to give intelligence, and a certain amount of alertness, the inge-
nuity to invent some new way of doing something, or of making a re-
pair, or of handling some new mechanical situation, requires that the
thought-cells mapped by Uranus shall be prominent.
The heavier types of routine work requires only a prominent Sat-
urn and Mars, but the more delicate types of work, which especially
require the use of new gadgets or their repair, require also a prominent
Uranus. And if the work is connected with electrical devices, or with
automobiles, which are ruled by Uranus, the need for this planet's in-
fluence is all the greater.
As in the work of a machinist the handling of figures plays a part
and precise measurements must be made, the Intellectual thought-cells
mapped by Mercury should be sufficiently active. In other words, while
a machinist is not required to take a classical education, nevertheless, in
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his mechanical education there are innumerable things he must learn
and not forget, and to do his work he should not be mentally dull.
The Luck Factor
The luck that may be expected while following this vocation is chiefly
to be determined from the aspects of Mars, which rules both the work
and its associations. As automobiles are ruled by Uranus, Uranus well
aspected in the chart, and particularly if there is a favorable aspect from
Mars to Uranus, indicates good luck in association with automobiles.
And as Neptune rules aircraft, to the extent Neptune is well aspected
will associating with them prove fortunate.
The aspects of Mars itself, however, mainly determine the luck to
be expected in association with tools and machinery in general. Yet Ura-
nus and Saturn cannot be entirely ignored; for in the matter of accident,
while not nearly so significant as Mars, they also some of the time play
a part. That is, if the accident planets--Mars, Saturn and Uranus--are
too heavily afflicted, the individual should avoid, as much as possible,
situations where accidents readily happen. In that case, instead of actu-
ally working with tools or in a machine shop, the individual may be
able to capitalize on his natural mechanical aptitudes through demon-
strating a machine, through selling machinery, or through some other
avenue, as indicated by a harmonious planet in his chart, where the
hazard of injury is considerably less.
Movie Actor
Birth-charts of movie stars analyzed ......... 100 100%
Charts with Mars prominent....................... 98  98%
Charts with Uranus prominent.................... 94  94%
Charts with Neptune prominent ................. 89  89%
Charts with Mercury prominent ................ 79  79%
Charts with Venus prominent .................... 74  74%
Fifth House Activity of 100 Movie Stars
Charts with fifth house active .................... 93  93%
Charts with planet in fifth house ................ 58  58%
Charts with fifth house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 43  43%
Charts with fifth house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 53  53%
First House Activity of 100 Movie Stars
Charts with first house active .................... 93  93%
Charts with planet in first house ................ 54  54%
Charts with first house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 58  58%
Charts with first house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 40  40%
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We tabulated the signs in which the Sun, Moon andAscendant were
located in these charts of 100 movie stars; but no sign stood out with
sufficient prominence to be significant, and certainly not sufficiently to
be a birth-chart constant of movie actors.
Something more than mere beauty is required to get into pictures;
in fact, a glance at the photographs of the leading movie picture stars is
convincing that beauty of the classical type is not a requisite. That which
all of them do have, however, is personality. Either on the stage or on
the screen, those most successful have a personality which grips and
holds the attention of the audience.
Such a personality must be energetic. It must have either the force
or the vivacity which is the outward expression of unusually active
thought-cells of the type mapped by Mars. And if it is to fascinate, and
hold others by a spell which is something more than ordinary charm,
the thought-cells mapped by Uranus also must be unusually active.
Because the name of those who aspire to a movie career is multi-
tude, and because the salary of such as reach eminence in the profes-
sion is enormous, it is one of the most highly competitive of all voca-
tions. And to meet this competition, to fight to get proper recognition,
to prevent those of less talent but of more aggression from shoving the
actor to one side, there must be present the combative qualities mapped
by a prominent birth- chart Mars.
Mars is the planet of creative energy, and to the extent an art is
creative, must the thought-cells mapped by Mars be active. Further-
more, contrary to public opinion, when movie actors work, often it is
during long hours and under great pressure. Over limited periods of
time, great drains are made upon their energies, and they must be able
to withstand fatigue, the criticism of directors and associates, and other
difficulties which would discourage any but those of a fighting spirit.
Such is the significance of Mars prominent in the birth-charts of 98% of
the movie stars.
An actor's task is not merely to feel the part he is playing, and por-
tray it accurately. To be successful, he must make others intensely feel
as he does; he must be able to sway them emotionally. And nothing
gives the individual so much power to influence the minds and conduct
of others as do the thought-cells mapped by the planet Uranus. Even
though no electromagnetic radiations emanate from the actor on the
screen, the audience instantly, through some subtle sympathy, recog-
nizes, and responds to, the screen portrayal of a magnetic personality.
Merely a cut and dried rendering of the action and the words of the
script, never promoted an actor to stardom. He must have the original-
ity to devise a better method of portraying the part given him. Ever
must he be on the alert to find new methods by which to improve his
work. This necessity for ingeniousness and the ability to handle por-
trayals in new and better ways, is shown by Uranus, the planet of origi-
nality, being prominent in 94% of the movie star charts.
Uranus, as is commonly recognized, is also the most unconven-
tional of all the ten planets, and the most disruptive to domestic rela-
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tions. Its prominence in the charts of movie people, together with the
prominence of Neptune, which not content with imperfection, ever seeks
the ideal, no doubt accounts for the number of divorces among screen
celebrities, and the great publicity attached to them.
The activity of the thought-cells thus mapped also accounts for the
well known fact that nearly all movie people are interested in astrology
and some form of occultism. When the thought-cells mapped by Ura-
nus are active enough to quite dominate those mapped by the other
planets, they enable the actor to devise eccentric or unusually original
parts. Such parts, for instance, as those played by Charlie Chaplin and
Harold Lloyd, both of whom have Sun opposition Uranus.
Whether that ability be used in promoting some business, in get-
ting recognition for one's personality, in the rendition of a musical sym-
phony, in the portrayal of characters in fiction, or upon the movie set,
the measure of an individual's dramatic ability is the prominence of
Neptune in his chart of birth. There are those who have attained to movie
stardom, through special fitness for certain parts, or who have other
natural aptitudes of outstanding merit, yet who have little real dramatic
talent. But when the thought-cells mapped by Neptune are quite active,
it gives facility to submerge the personality in widely different roles.
Gloria Swanson, for instance, has it in opposition to her Ascendant, and
Geraldine Farrar, who made a success as a prima donna, as well as on
the screen, has it conjunction her Ascendant.
It often has appeared in print that movie actors are unintelligent.
In fact, one author terms Hollywood a colony of morons. But when we
find that Mercury is prominent in the charts of 79% of the stars ana-
lyzed, we can not agree with such a view. On the contrary, these are the
charts of exceptionally quick-witted people, who may, or may not, be
versed in the classics; but who undoubtedly possess far more than the
average ability to adapt themselves successfully to new situations.
When the Intellectual thought-cells are unusually active, as shown
by Mercury exceptionally prominent in the chart, they may cause the
individual in his screen work to assume the role of a clever character.
This was the case with Johnny Fox, the tough kid in The Covered Wagon,
who has Mercury in the tenth house. And although the thought-cells
mapped by Uranus in her seventh house are responsible for the eccen-
tricity of the characters she portrays, the Intellectual thought-cells also
manifest clearly in the work of Louise Fazenda, who has Mercury on
the cusp of her fourth.
In addition to the prominence of Mars, Uranus, Neptune and Mer-
cury; Venus, the planet of grace and beauty is also prominent in 74% of
the movie star charts. Some of the movie talent, particularly those who
play comics or take the villain parts, are far from being either graceful
or beautiful. But when the thought- cells which receive energy from
this planet are unusually active, as is the case when Venus is exception-
ally prominent in the birth-chart, it not only lends grace and beauty, but
it attracts the actor to roles in which grace of manner combines with
meticulousness of dress. Such roles have been portrayed by Rudolph
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Valentino, Adolph Menjou, Bert Lytell and Rod La Roque, all of whom
have an unusually prominent Venus.
The Luck Factor
In addition to the prominence of the five- mentioned planets, it is a great
asset, especially if these planets, as often is the case, are heavily afflicted,
to have a powerful and well aspected fifth house. Neptune is the planet
having general rule over the moving picture industry and acting. And
its aspects thus have some significance in reference to the luck attracted
in. association with these industries.
But more specifically, the fifth house of a birth-chart rules enter-
tainment, including that of stage and screen. Therefore, if the thought-
cells contained in this fifth section of the unconscious mind are active
and harmonious; whenever there is association with stage, screen or
other type of entertainment, it affords these thought-cells opportunity,
working from the inner plane, to attract good luck into the lift.
Perhaps because the competition is so strenuous, those who climb
to the top in movie acting seem to have more need of the luck furnished
by harmonious aspects to the house relating to their profession than do
those engaged in other callings. This does not mean there must be a
planet well aspected in the fifth house, but that the ruler of the fifth
needs at least some favorable aspects. For instance, Norma Shearer, who
has been starring in pictures for years and years, has no planet in the
fifth; but Uranus, ruler of its cusp, is member of a grand trine.
In addition to the "lucky breaks" in moving picture work which a
good Neptune, or of more importance, a powerful and harmonious fifth
house attracts, it should be noted that the type of character portrayed is
strongly influenced by the most powerful trend in the birth-chart.
Wm. S. Hart, the two-gun man, who often portrayed the part of a
criminal bad man, dealing death to all and sundry, has Mars the most
elevated planet in his chart, in the house of death (eighth) in square to
Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn in the twelfth (house of crime). In the
chart of Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Mars inAries is the most elevated planet,
sextile Mercury, and trine Moon in Sagittarius, the sign of sports and
athletics. Athletic stunts, chivalry, and sportsmanship marked his work.
Roscoe Arbuckle, with Mars conjunction both Sun and Moon in Aries
in the tenth, while doing comedian work (as Aries, more than other
signs tends to do), gave it a distinctly Mars turn in its roughness and
Wild West setting.
Musician
Birth-charts of instrumental
musicians analyzed ............................... 100 100%
Charts with Moon or Neptune prominent .... 100 100%
Charts with Mars prominent........................ 88  88%
Charts with Saturn prominent ..................... 86  86%
Charts with Moon prominent ...................... 86  86%
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Charts with Neptune prominent ................. 82  82%
Charts with Venus prominent .................... 79  79%
Fifth House Activity of 100 Instrumental Musicians
Charts with fifth house active .................. 100 100%
Charts with planet in fifth house ................ 41  41%
Charts with fifth house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 51  51%
Charts with fifth house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 49  49%
In a tabulation of these 100 charts of instrumental musicians by the signs
occupied by Sun, Moon and Ascendant, we found that Virgo, Aquarius
and Pisces were highest, with Leo next. Taurus was lowest with more
than half as many as Virgo, and Capricorn was next lowest. No sign
stands out as significant of ability as an instrumental musician.
Vocal Musician
Charts of vocal musicians analyzed ............ 25 100%
Charts with Moon or
Neptune prominent ............................... 25 100%
Charts with Mars prominent....................... 24  96%
Charts with Moon prominent ..................... 21  84%
Charts with Neptune prominent ................. 19  76%
Charts with Saturn prominent .................... 17  68%
Charts with Venus prominent ..................... 16  64%
In tabulating these 25 charts of vocal musicians by the signs occupied
by Sun, Moon and Ascendant, we found Leo the highest, with Sagit-
tarius a poor second. Much the lowest was Capricorn, with Aries and
Pisces next lowest. Too much reliance can not be placed on this factor,
however, due to the fact we were able to get only 25 timed birth-charts.
Composer of Music
Birth-charts of composers analyzed .......... 25 100%
Charts with Uranus or Neptune prominent . 25 100%
Charts with Uranus prominent................... 24  96%
Charts with Neptune prominent ................ 23  92%
Musical Conductor
Charts of musical conductors analyzed ..... 10 100%
Charts with Uranus prominent.................... 9  90%
Charts with Mars unusually prominent ........ 9  90%
While Venus is the planet of art, lending beauty and harmony to its
expression, high artistic performance in any of its forms requires a sur-
plus of creative energy, such as is given by the thought-cells mapped by
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Mars prominent in the birth-chart. Music, in nature, is chiefly the ex-
pression of the reproductive urge, ruled by Mars. Birds, for instance,
more commonly sing only in courtship and during the time they are
mated. Thus also, according to these tables, human musicians, to be
successful, need unusually active Mars thought-cells.
Furthermore, as theAggressive thought-cells rule the muscles, these,
when Mars is prominent, facilitate acquiring the muscular control and
skill which is so essential either to instrumental or vocal performance.
To become a musician requires plodding perseverance; and this
aptitude for hard work and long hours of monotonous practice is con-
ferred by the Safety thought-cells; which accounts for the prominence
of Saturn in musicians' charts.
Time and tune and the sense of rhythm are conferred by the Moon
thought-cells. They give a natural aptitude for carrying melody. The
tables do not give full justice to the Moon; for in most of the charts in
which it is prominent, that prominence is exceptionally outstanding.
The Neptune thought-cells enable the musician to dramatize his
work; to give it feeling. The appeal to the finer and more intricate emo-
tions is that of Neptune. It is the ruler of cultural music, and not only
those who do symphony work, but most of those who love the sym-
phony, have Neptune prominent in their charts. Jazz is the expression
of the Moon and Mars thought-cells, with little influence either from
Neptune or Venus. Among vocalists whose performances were not
mechanical, but attractively dramatic, Adelini Patti, Marion Talley and
Lillian Russell had Neptune in the seventh house, and Geraldine Farrar
had it on the cusp of her first.
The thought-cells mapped by Venus give a good ear for harmony
and tone, and its aspect to the Moon or Mercury lends grace and art-
istry to musical expression.
Conductors need more of the Mars creative energy, and more of
the ability to influence others through the personal magnetism given
by a prominent Uranus. The one chart out of the ten, of directors ana-
lyzed, which has neither Uranus nor Mars prominent, is that of Louise
Antonio Birco, said to be the first woman in 70 years to lead the Philhar-
monic Orchestra of Berlin. Unmarried, affecting masculinity in dress
and actions, she has attained high musical honors. Moon is on the M.C.,
and leadership is shown by Sun conjunction Ascendant. Sun, Neptune
and Mercury are on the Ascendant in close conjunction.
For originality, such as composers should have, Uranus must be
prominent in the birth-chart, and for fine feeling and fertility of imagi-
nation, a prominent Neptune is required. All the great composers of the
25 analyzed have both Uranus and Neptune prominent in their charts.
As a result of these analyses, should a chart be brought to me to
judge if some boy or girl should take up music as a profession, I should
first look to the prominence of the Moon and Neptune. If neither the
Moon nor Neptune were prominent, I should discourage such a course.
If the Moon were prominent, especially if in an angle; or to a lesser
degree if the Moon were not prominent but Neptune were prominent, I
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should consider the child had some natural flair for music. This flair,
however, would not lead far unless there were also the creative energy
mapped by a prominent birth- chart Mars, and the persistence to keep
doggedly at practice conferred by a prominent birth-chart Saturn.
The Luck Factor
For the luck attracted in association with music, as it is largely used in
entertainment, look chiefly to the fifth house, giving Venus, the general
ruler of music and other arts also some consideration. Madame
Schumann-Heink, for instance, has two planets in her fifth, one of them
Jupiter, in sextile to the Sun.
Radio broadcasting is one of the several ninth house methods of
reaching the public. Even as Neptune rules moving pictures, so Pluto
rules the radio. Those who have a prominent Pluto in their birth-charts
are more apt to take to radio work of some kind than are others. Thus
for radio work, the aspects of Pluto have some significance in reference
to the luck attracted. But of more importance in radio work, so far as the
luck factor is concerned, is the power and harmony of the ninth house.
The luck attracted in association with the movies may be determined
from the harmony of the fifth house and the aspects of Neptune.
Nurse
Birth-charts of nurses analyzed ............... 100 100%
Charts with Moon prominent .................. 100 100%
Charts with Mars prominent.................... 100 100%
Charts with Pluto prominent ..................... 97  97%
Sixth House Activity of 100 Nurses
Charts with sixth house active ................. 100 100%
Charts with planet in sixth house ................ 53  53%
Charts with sixth house more
discordant than harmonious .................... 62  62%
Charts with sixth house more
harmonious than discordant .................... 35  35%
Twelfth House Activity of 100 Nurses
Charts with twelfth house active ................. 95  95%
Charts with planet in twelfth house ............. 52  52%
Charts with twelfth house more
discordant than harmonious .................... 59  59%
Charts with twelfth house more
harmonious than discordant .................... 40  40%
A tabulation of the signs in which the Sun, Moon and Ascendant were
found gave no variation from normal sign distribution of sufficient im-
portance to warrant mention; and certainly did not indicate any sign to
be a birth-chart constant, or that those with some other sign prominent
should be discouraged from taking up nursing.
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The thought-cells within the unconscious mind which have been
derived in the past from experiences in taking care of the helpless and
looking after their wants, such as commonly is involved in the parent-
hood of various forms of life, are chiefly mapped in the birth-chart by
the Moon. To the extent there have been many and intense experiences
of this kind in the evolutionary past, is there a natural aptitude for look-
ing after those weak or ill. Thus must those with ability for such work
have in their birth-charts a prominent Moon.
The actual work of rebuilding the body, as well as the work of build-
ing anything else, is an activity of the Aggressive thought- cells. For any
creative work the thought-cells mapped by Mars must be unusually
active. And as a nurse, in the sense of one who looks after those who are
ill rather than one who merely looks after the comforts of children who
may be quite healthy, is expected to look after the rebuilding of the hu-
man body, he must, to be successful, have thought-cells within his as-
tral body such as are mapped by a prominent birth-chart Mars.
Other than the prominence of the professional planet, Jupiter, in
the chart of doctors, there is another difference between their charts
and those of nurses. Both the doctor and the nurse must have Mars
prominent, not merely because the work required is constructive in na-
ture, but also to give the ability to witness the pain of others, and to do
things unflinchingly which cause others great suffering, if it contributes
in the long run to the healing process. But in the charts of professional
nurses the Moon is usually more prominent than Mars, standing out
quite conspicuously, and giving them a desire to minister to other
people's wants; while in the charts of doctors it is not even a birth-chart
constant.
There are those who take up nursing merely because it affords an
opportunity to make a living. But those most successful in such work
have a deep desire to serve a useful purpose in the world, and take a
very real pride in being able to relieve the suffering of others. This atti-
tude derives largely from the thought- cells in the astral body mapped
by the planet Pluto, and most nurses have this universal welfare planet
prominent in their birth-charts. Through its rulership of Scorpio, Pluto
also may have some affinity with the destructive and constructive at-
tributes of Mars. At least, its thought-cells make for drastic action, and a
good nurse cannot be a milk and water individual.
The Luck Factor
As nursing is a vocation ruled by the Moon, the thought-cells mapped
by this planet have primary luck significance to those who follow it.
Nurses commonly are under instructions from doctors, and often are
dependent upon their recommendation for employment. The tendency
to fortune or misfortune through doctors is indicated in the' birth-chart
by the aspects received by Mars.
If one does not have an active sixth house, one is not brought con-
tinuously into association with illness, and therefore one does not be-
come a nurse. The extent one will have luck or misfortune through as-
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sociating with those sick, is determined by the harmony or discord of
the thought-cells mapped by the sixth house, which is shown by the
aspects of the ruler of the sixth.
Even when nursing is not in association with a hospital, commonly
hospital experience is required in the training; and even apart from such
an institution, the sick room, as a place of confinement, bears relation to
the twelfth house. The luck in such associations is determined from the
aspects made to the ruler of the twelfth.
It seems advisable, therefore, for one who contemplates nursing as
a vocation, to have at least one strong harmonious aspect to the ruler of
the sixth house; and better also to have at least one harmonious aspect
to the ruler of the twelfth.
Policeman
Birth-charts of Policemen analyzed .......... 100 100%
Charts with Saturn prominent ................. 100 100%
Charts with Mars prominent.................... 100 100%
Charts with Pluto prominent ..................... 97  97%
Charts with Neptune prominent ................. 95  95%
Twelfth House Activity of 100 Policemen
Charts with twelfth house active ............. 100 100%
Charts with planet in twelfth house............ 51  51%
Charts with twelfth house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 57  57%
Charts with twelfth house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 40  40%
Tabulating the 100 charts according to the signs occupied by the Sun,
Moon and Ascendant showed Cancer, Leo, Virgo and Libra more nu-
merous; with about an equal number in each. The fewest had these fac-
tors in Aquarius, next fewest in Pisces, with Gemini only a little more
numerous than Pisces. Yet policemen are sufficiently numerous with
Sun, Moon and Ascendant in Aquarius that no one should be discour-
aged from taking up this vocation because these factors are in that sign.
Nor can any one sign be considered the birth-chart constant of the voca-
tion to the extent that one should be encouraged to take it up on the
strength of sign positions.
The work of a policeman is mostly routine in nature. This monoto-
nous sameness, which most of the time is present, can be endured only
by individuals who have the thought-cells mapped by Saturn unusu-
ally prominent. And even those whose work lends itself to greater vari-
ety, must have Saturn thought-cell persistence of purpose to follow the
criminal unrelentingly until a capture is made.
Those who are too soft hearted are unfitted for police work. Saturn
is the planet of strict and unbending justice, and the thought-cells he
maps, to the extent they are dominant influences in the life, encourage
the attitude that those who infringe upon the rights of others should
pay a commensurate penalty. There is no flexibility to Saturn, no ten-
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dency to permit humanitarian feelings to deflect the individual from
that which he has accepted as his duty. There is a rigid demand that the
letter of the law be enforced, and a desire to haul the misdoer before the
bar of justice.
Mars in most of these charts not only was prominent, but afflicted;
more often than not by the Moon, than which no aspect gives more
courage and daring. Police work would be a poor occupation for any
person who is timid, or who makes a special effort to avoid danger.
While much of the life is dully monotonous, there are intervals in which
initiative, action and a willingness to enter into personal combat with
desperate men are required. Those who do not have the Aggressive
thought-cells in their astral bodies sufficiently active, an activity which
is mapped by the prominence of birth-chart Mars, do not enjoy work in
which the possibility of deadly strife is ever before them. Only a promi-
nent birth-chart Mars denotes one who is sufficiently willing to face
physical danger to become successful as a policeman.
The underworld in general and the criminal in particular, come
under the rule of Pluto. It is a policeman's business to keep in touch
with these anti-social individuals, that he may protect society from their
depredations. Furthermore, he does not work against crime single-
handed, but in cooperation with other officers; and this co-operative
ability also is mapped in his birth-chart by the prominence of the planet
Pluto.
Policemen, within the field wherein they operate, also are dicta-
tors. The traffic officer's gestures take precedence over mechanical sig-
nals; and officers in general are given authority by the group of society
which they serve to enforce the law. This representing the group will,
and the authority to use force in behalf of the group will is typical of
Pluto; and the table indicates that those who succeed in police work
have the thought- cells mapped by Pluto quite active.
But to apprehend criminals it is not sufficient alone to be daring.
One must be able to scheme, and to lay traps for them. Neptune is the
traditional trapper and fisherman. And it seems that those who do not
have certain thought-cells in their astral bodies sufficiently active, as
mapped by a prominent Neptune, are lacking in ability to catch their
quarry in the proverbial net of the law. Apparently this Neptune promi-
nence, as well as twelfth house activity, is especially important in the
charts of those doing secret service work.
The Luck Factor
While the thought-cells mapped by Saturn must be prominent in the
birth-charts of policemen, all law- enforcement officers, as well as sol-
diers, come chiefly under the rulership of Mars. And as Mars rules this
vocation, its aspects have an important bearing upon the luck attracted
while following it. This Mars luck factor relates chiefly to the tendency
toward accident and strife while engaged in police work. That is, if Mars
chiefly, and the other accident planets--Saturn and Uranus --strongly
indicate a tendency toward accident, the individual in his police duties
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would be apt to become injured seriously in his attempts to enforce the
law; particularly at those times in his life when there is a major pro-
gressed aspect to Mars within one degree of perfect. If the progressed
aspect to Mars were inharmonious, the danger would be greater.
Criminals in general and those who, as most criminals now do,
have gang affiliations, are ruled by Pluto. As a policeman's duties com-
pel him to come in close contact with such individuals, both to prevent
crime and to take criminals into custody, the Pluto luck factor also should
be given some ,consideration. If Pluto were harmoniously aspected, he
would tend to be lucky in such contacts; but if Pluto were too heavily
afflicted by discordant aspects, he would attract misfortune through
the activities of criminals. One of the most characteristic methods by
which those of the Lower-Pluto type defeat the efforts of law-enforce-
ment officers, is either to get some actual evidence of misconduct which
can be held over the officer, or to manufacture such evidence in such a
way that the officer dares not discharge his duty properly for fear of
consequences to himself.
Criminals are the secret enemies of society, and, like the places where
they are confined when apprehended, belong to the department of life
mapped in the birth-chart by the twelfth house. One who expects to
become a policeman, therefore, should have not merely thought-cells
mapped by Saturn, Mars, Pluto and Neptune prominent, but he should
have active twelfth house thought-cells, such as are indicated by its ruler
being powerfully aspected. If he does not have such a birth-chart he
should be discouraged from taking up law-enforcement as a vocation.
In much the same way that the planet Pluto maps by its aspects the
luck to be expected from contact with criminals, so also is the ruler of
the twelfth house similarly significant. If it is discordantly aspected, it
brings difficulties when there are attempts at crime detection and con-
tact with criminals. But if the ruler of the twelfth has at least one power-
ful harmonious aspect, there is opportunity for sufficient luck in that
department of life that the individual need not be encouraged from be-
coming a policeman.
Most policemen have more discordant aspects to the ruler of the
twelfth than harmonious ones, and most of them experience a commen-
surate amount of poor luck. Yet as only 6 out of the 100 analyzed had
nothing but discordant aspects to the ruler of the twelfth, unless there is
at least one harmonious aspect to this twelfth house ruler, the obstacles
to be overcome in making a success of police work are so great that it
seems wiser for the individual to direct his energies into some other
channel.
Politician
Birth-charts of politicians analyzed .......... 100 100%
Charts with Sun prominent ..................... 100 100%
Charts with Pluto prominent ..................... 97  97%
Charts with Uranus prominent................... 97  97%
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Charts with Mercury prominent ............... 86  86%
Charts with Jupiter prominent................... 84  84%
Tenth House Activity of 100 Politicians
Charts with tenth house active ................ 100 100%
Charts with planet in tenth house ............... 64  64%
Charts with tenth house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 54  54%
Charts with tenth house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 44  44%
We also tabulated the activity of the seventh house, but in these 100
politicians' charts, it showed no activity above or below normal. The
signs in which the Sun, Moon and Ascendant were located in these 100
charts were tabulated; but none was found sufficiently important or
unimportant to warrant special mention; and certainly none can be con-
sidered as a birth-chart constant of politicians.
The drive for significance is the most ancient and deep seated of all
the motives of life. Without the thought-cells mapped by the Sun, which
have been built in the past through experiences with significance, suffi-
ciently active and harmonious, there is no incentive to carry on, and the
organism lacks vitality and recuperative power. These Power thought-
cells also are the chief source of an individual's ability to win the obedi-
ence of others.
The ability to exercise authority is dependent upon the intensity
and volume of the activity of these thought-cells mapped in the birth-
chart by the Sun. This is true not merely in politics, which because it
implies leadership and the exercise of authority is ruled by the Sun; but
in all walks of life. The shop foreman or the department store floor-
walker, to the extent others take orders from him and are obedient to
his requests, must have active thought-cells such as are mapped in his
birth-chart by a prominent Sun.
The vocation of a politician is that of directing the activities of other
men. Whether he gains a position of authority through election or ap-
pointment, or exercises his power without general public consent as a
precinct boss, he must have the sense of leadership and the power to
dominate others which alone unusually active Sun thought-cells can give.
Pluto is the general ruler of dictators, and the dictator type of poli-
tician needs active Pluto thought-cells. But even if not given to dictat-
ing, anyone who handles groups of people needs these thought-cells
active; and ability to handle people in groups, or in large masses, is
highly advantageous to anyone who aspires to political honors.
Even more important probably, and next in importance to the sense
of significance conferred by the Sun and its power to impress others,
the politician, to be successful, should have the high voltage magnetism
by which, either in personal contact, or through oratory, he can sway
the minds of others. Active Sun thought-cells give a volume and persis-
tence in the generation of electrical energies which enables the individual
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to exercise considerable control over himself and over others. The per-
sonal magnetism thus developed gives others a feeling of reliability and
solid strength.
But the electric energies generated by the activity of the Uranus
thought-cells, while unstable and erratic, have a much higher voltage.
And if these thought-cells are unusually active, as mapped by a promi-
nent birth-chart Uranus, the personal magnetism is powerful enough
quite to overcome the electricity generated by the nervous system of
others, and exercise a dominating force. These shorter wave-length ra-
diations of Uranus sweep others off their feet and cause them to spon-
sor political programs, and become wildly enthusiastic over ideas, which
if submitted to calm saturnine reason, they would be quick to reject. To
be able to enthuse others and influence their minds, the politician must
have the thought-cells active which are mapped by the planet Uranus.
Apolitician needs to be shrewd. Always there are others who strive
to take his position from him, or who, for their own selfish purposes are
willing to cast discredit upon him. A slow witted person, or one unable
quickly to adjust himself to new situations, is easily defeated by his ri-
vals. Furthermore, one who purposes to lead others, and to exercise
authority, should be a person of ideas. Thus he should have active Intel-
lectual thought-cells, such as are mapped in his birth-chart by a promi-
nent Mercury.
All have encountered the hand-shaking type of politician, the per-
son who tries never to forget a name (a Mercury prominent accomplish-
ment), and who greets each individual he meets as a cherished friend.
This type usually goes to great pains, also, to do favors for people. And
because he is so well liked, rather than because he is competent, people
vote for him, or those he has granted favors bring pressure to bear in
the right places to insure an appointment.
This good will factor, and the joviality and fellowship which result
either in patronage or votes, is an expression of the Religious thought-
cells. To the extent these thought-cells are active, does an individual
have ability of this kind. And the more prominent Jupiter is in his birth-
chart, the more active are these good will thought-cells thus mapped.
Politics is essentially a tenth house association in two different ways.
The tenth house maps the thought-cells which relate to public office
and to the administration of any business, private or public. Therefore,
if one is to be consistently and closely associated with the administra-
tion of the business of the people, one must have tenth house thought-
cells active enough to attract such association.
But in addition to this, political preferment, even when the exercise
of political power is not known to the public at large, largely depends
upon reputation, which in turn relates to the thought-cells mapped by
the tenth house. Even the grafting ward heeler, if he is to retain power
among those who's voting he directs, must retain the faith of his lieu-
tenants that they will be rewarded as he promises. Whatever his repu-
tation may be where the outside public is concerned, he must retain the
reputation of always rewarding those who work for his interests with
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commensurate favors. Thus is it essential for one who takes up politics
as a vocation to have an active tenth house.
The Luck Factor
In politics there are ways of utilizing various luck factors. Inharmoni-
ous aspects to the Sun indicate Power thought-cells that will attract dif-
ficulties in the exercise of authority. It is fortunate, but not essential to
political success, to have the Sun receiving at least one strong harmoni-
ous aspect. Such an aspect tends to attract favors from those in author-
ity, as well as helping in the harmonious administration of it.
As political power is so dependent upon reputation, which is
mapped by the tenth house, it is a good luck indicator in this vocation
to have a well aspected M.C. or a well aspected ruler of the tenth house.
Yet our table shows that while all politicians had active tenth house
thought-cells, that 54% of them had aspects to the ruler of the tenth
more discordant than harmonious; although only 5% had nothing but
discordant aspects to the ruler of this house of reputation.
When the birth-chart constants of the vocation are present, some
politicians, in spite of Sun and tenth house afflictions, are able to go a
long way through utilizing the luck factor of an active and harmonious
house of friends (eleventh). They cultivate friendship on every hand,
and whenever possible avoid making enemies, and depend upon these
friends to bring sufficient pressure to bear to give them the desired of-
fice in spite of reputation and difficulty in exercising authority.
There have been those who have used the luck factor of a harmoni-
ous second house, through contributing to political campaigns and chari-
table and public enterprises, to assist them politically. Yet when the tenth
house is too greatly afflicted, and with no harmonious aspect to the
M.C. or the ruler of the tenth, it seems wiser not to aspire to a position
obtained through popular election; although a well aspected Moon is a
luck factor of much value in winning such a popular contest. Instead,
the politician should seek an appointment office, or push someone else
to the front, on whom he can depend to carry out the sound policies he
originates.
Radio Technician
Birth-charts of
Radio Technicians analyzed ................. 100 100%
Charts with Pluto prominent .................... 100 100%
Charts with Uranus prominent.................. 100 100%
Charts with Mars prominent .................... 100 100%
Charts with Mercury or
Moon prominent ................................ 100 100%
Ninth House Activity of too Radio Technicians
Charts with ninth house active .................. 95  95%
Charts with planet in ninth house .............. 43  43%
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Charts with ninth house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 56  56%
Charts with ninth house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 43  43%
A tabulation of the 100 charts according to sign occupied by Sun, Moon
and Ascendant gave Libra highest, with Virgo, Taurus and Gemini next
highest. Sagittarius was lowest with two fifths as many as Libra, and
Aries next to lowest with only one more than Sagittarius. Thus there
would be no basis for either encouraging or discouraging any person
from becoming a radio technician merely because of the sign Sun, Moon,
Ascendant or planets were in.
Electromagnetic waves not only are used to transmit radio pro-
grams, but in some of their types are the Boundary-Line energy between
the physical world and the astral world. In space they have the velocity
of light; 186,284 miles per second. At this velocity properties develop
which are inconsistent with anything that can be called physical. Yet
they are properties too which are inconsistent with the inner-plane or
astral world. When velocities exceed that of light, distance, gravitation
and time as we know them no longer obtain. But these electromagnetic
velocities are in between those of the physical world and those of the
inner-plane, and make contact with both. Thus is it that energies of the
physical world can only influence the inner-plane world, and the inner-
plane world can only contact and influence the physical world, through
electromagnetic energies. And while the electromagnetic energies com-
monly used for this purpose are generated in organic life processes,
those which the radio technician uses are similar enough in many of
their characteristics that we can learn much relative to the manner in
which the two planes of life interact through a study of them. The Bound-
ary-Line energies when they have frequencies that make contact with
the inner-plane possible, and the electromagnetic waves which are used
in radio, are ruled by Pluto. And as the radio technician must associate
with, and understand electromagnetic waves, it is necessary for him to
have the thought-cells in his astral body ruled by Pluto active.
These waves, both in the human body and in a radio transmission
set, are electrically generated. As Uranus rules electricity, only those
with active Uranus thought-cells are strongly enough attracted into as-
sociation with electrical devices, and have aptitude enough for handling
electricity, to become successful radio technicians. There is call also upon
active Uranus thought-cells to give the ingenuity and inventive ability
for making and handling the various intricate parts involved in radio
work.
Where the function of the Uranus thought-cells leaves off and that
of the Pluto thought-cells begins, either in radio work or in Intellectual
extra-sensory perception, can best be made clear by considering that
Uranus rules electricity, and Pluto rules such energy as is radiated by
the field that always is present when electricity moves from one point
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to another. At low frequencies both electricity and its field are domi-
nated almost exclusively by Uranus. The radiation of power into space
from an alternating current, for instance, increases as the square of its
frequency. The radiation of electromagnetic waves from the ordinary
power line, while carrying an alternating current at 6o cycles per sec-
ond, is negligible due to low frequency. Yet the magnetic field extend-
ing some distance from such power lines can be used, through induc-
tion, to furnish power. Such a current and its field are almost entirely
within the province of Uranus. They have close contact with the low
velocity region of the physical world. But what happens when the fre-
quency of the alternating current is stepped up? A kilocycle is 1,000
cycles per second.
In the 60 cycle power line nearly all of the field folds back to be
reabsorbed in the conductor. But when the oscillations are many kilo-
cycles, the field does not thus fold back, but continues on into space as
the type of waves used in radio. These energies which are thus radiated
no longer are under the dominion of Uranus. They acquire properties
that make them more akin to the inner-plane than the outer. They pass
through the walls of buildings, and reflected from the stratosphere tend
to follow round the surface of the earth. Scientists have not decided just
what they are, and refer to them as properties of fields in space, or in
other vague terms. They are ruled not by Uranus, but by Pluto.
A radio technician, in addition to understanding electricity and how
radio waves act, is called upon to build and repair radio apparatus. He
thus must have the constructive urge and the mechanical ability which
alone are present when there are active Mars thought-cells.
The radio technician also must be alert and intelligent. For these
qualities we look chiefly to the Mercury thought-cells. However, a sig-
nificant percentage of the charts analyzed had Mercury only moder-
ately prominent and the Moon outstanding. It seems that these, instead
of depending upon cerebral activity of the Mercury type, were able to
make up for it through the use of the faculties of the unconscious mind
That is, with Uranus and Pluto prominent as well as the Moon, they
used, probably without knowing it, extra-sensory perception to gain
information about the things which it became necessary for them to
know. The Moon rules the mentality, and its prominence gives a type of
mental activity, even though less devoted to grinding study and cere-
bral activity than is denoted by a prominent Mercury.
Making and repairing radio sets is not ninth house work.All broad-
casting, however, comes under the ninth house. And as the instruments
constructed are related either to broadcasting or the reception of that
which has been broadcast, there is at least an indirect association with
the ninth house. The technician works with apparatus which makes it
possible for ninth house activities to take place. Therefore it is well for
the radio technician to have an active ninth house.
The Luck Factor
As radio is ruled by Pluto, the aspects which Pluto receives in the birth-
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chart are the most important factor to consider in determining how lucky
an individual will be in radio work. If he is to be also associated with
broadcasting in any way, the ninth house, which rules broadcasting,
should not be merely active, but its ruler should receive at least one
strong harmonious aspect or several weak harmonious aspects.
In broadcasting there is some field for choice of associations. If the
efforts are chiefly devoted to broadcasting news, Mercury and the third
house should have some harmony. But if the work is chiefly in associa-
tion with entertainment, the aspects of the ruler of the fifth house be-
come significant. Most radio work at the present day is sponsored by
advertisers. The advertiser is ruled by the seventh house, the ruler of
which will indicate by its aspects to what extent he will be inclined to be
reasonable or even favorable. But the luck in advertising must be deter-
mined from the aspects of the ruler of the ninth house.
Salesman
Birth-charts of salesmen analyzed ........... 100 100%
Charts with Jupiter or
Uranus prominent ............................. 100 100%
Charts with Jupiter prominent................... 92  92%
Charts with Uranus prominent.................. 89  89%
Charts with Mercury prominent ............... 85  85%
In the analysis of the signs in which the Sun, Moon and Ascendant were
found in these charts of 100 salesmen, it was found that Leo and Virgo
were highest,Aries fewest, with Pisces and Taurus making a poor show-
ing. Yet Aries produced more than one third as many and Taurus more
than one half as many, as the two high signs. Analyzing by Sun sign
only, Leo ranked first, with Gemini next. Aries by Sun sign alone pro-
duced the fewest, with about one third as many. Yet while Leo seems to
be favorable to salesmen, it cannot be considered a birth-chart constant
of that vocation.And enough successful salesmen are born under strong
influences from all the other signs, and without the more favored signs
prominent, that it seems inadvisable to discourage any person from tak-
ing up salesmanship merely on the ground that he has Sun, Moon, As-
cendant or planets in certain zodiacal signs.
The table, as well as common observation, indicates that there are
two distinct types of salesmen. There is the individual who depends
upon the good will of his customer to make his sale, and there is the
individual who depends upon persuasive powers. Most successful sales-
men are to an extent a combination of both types.
The good will type is one who through various acts of friendship,
through joviality and perhaps the ability to tell entertaining stories,
builds up the impression he is a fine fellow. People patronize him even
when they must pay a little more, or go to considerable extra trouble to
do so, because they like him so well. On his part, he takes real pleasure
in doing favors for people, and will go to no end of trouble to be help-
ful. In the professions, where the ethics do not permit the individual to
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advertise as merchants do, nor to boast unduly of his achievements, the
individual must depend almost entirely upon his record of past achieve-
ment and this good will salesmanship of the friendship, hand-shaking
sort, to draw to him patronage and thus sell his abilities. Merchants,
however, also find it a great asset. Only those in whose astral bodies the
so-called Religious thought-cells are unusually active, such as are
mapped by a prominent birth-chart Jupiter, have this type of salesman-
ship ability.
Glibness of tongue, and a sharp intellect are not to be despised by
one who would become a salesman. Ability to express one's self clearly,
and to make one's point, have their advantage. But probably cleverness
of talk has been over rated as an asset in selling. Such ability is only
present in the birth-charts of those who have the Mercury thought-cells
unusually active. Yet in only 85% of the salesmen's charts analyzed is
Mercury prominent.
The ability to exercise, even though unconsciously, magnetic con-
trol over others, however, is very important in salesmanship. High pres-
sure salesmanship of all kinds depends chiefly upon the use of a mag-
netic personality to beat down sales resistance, and to implant in the
prospective customer's mind images of the advantages to be gained
through buying, in so forceful a manner that the customer is powerless,
temporarily, to resist them.
It is only those having the thought-cells in their unconscious minds
mapped by the planet Uranus unusually active who develop within
their nervous systems an electrical voltage sufficiently high to be able
thus by personal magnetism to sway the minds of others and get them
to do their bidding. Such a prominent birth-chart Uranus commonly
also gives ability to discern quickly just how the prospect is reacting to
the suggestions given him, and to adapt new suggestions based upon
these observations. We are warranted, therefore, both from the table
and from personal observation of the methods used by salesmen whose
charts we have, in concluding that the person, who hopes to use the
persuasive type of salesmanship successfully, must have a prominent
birth-chart Uranus.
Furthermore, the table of analysis reveals that unless either Jupiter
or Uranus is prominent in the birth-chart, it is better to discourage such
an individual from engaging in salesmanship as his vocation. Those most
successful in such work have both Jupiter and Uranus conspicuously
prominent in their charts of birth.
The Luck Factor
Salesmanship as a vocation is chiefly under the rule of the financial planet
Jupiter. Therefore, the aspects received by Jupiter in the birth-chart have
considerable significance in reference to the luck attracted while fol-
lowing this work. However, if Jupiter and Uranus are quite prominent
in the birth-chart, too much importance should not be placed upon a
badly afflicted Jupiter, as usually it is possible to select something to sell
which, because the planet ruling it is well aspected in the birth-chart,
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will through association attract considerable good luck.
Thus if the Moon were well aspected in the birth-chart, the harmo-
nious activity of the thought-cells thus mapped would tend to bring
good luck through selling things the common people need, such as gro-
ceries, beverages, and such commodities as can be had at a low price,
and selling them in volume to the common people. The five-and-ten
stores and their somewhat higher priced offspring are typical environ-
ments for Moon salesmanship. Selling to these stores what they retail to
the common people is also largely a Moon association in so far as the
things sold are concerned, although not in the sense that the merchant
to whom the sale was made is under Moon rulership.
If Mercury were well aspected in the birth-chart, the harmonious
activity of the thought-cells thus mapped would tend to bring good
luck in selling transportation, newspapers, books, study courses, and
methods for improving the mind.
If Venus were well aspected in the birth-chart, the harmonious ac-
tivity of the thought-cells thus mapped would tend to bring good luck
through selling jewelry, finery, artistic things, and the articles worn by
women. Clothing in general comes under the rulership of Venus; but
the less attractive, more serviceable wearing apparels, such as ready-
made wear for men, probably has less of the Venus vibration.
If the Sun were well aspected in the birth-chart, the harmonious
activity of the thought-cells thus mapped would tend to bring good
luck through selling directly to politicians, foremen and executives; sell-
ing bonds and gilt edge securities, for instance. The closer the associa-
tion with those in positions of authority the better.
If Mars were well aspected in the birth-chart, the harmonious ac-
tivity of the thought-cells thus mapped would tend to bring good luck
through selling firearms, ammunition, tools and machinery.
If Jupiter were well aspected in the birth-chart, the harmonious ac-
tivity of the thought-cells thus mapped would tend to bring good luck
through selling the more expensive things which people of wealth alone
can buy, or in selling to merchants for purposes of resale.
If Saturn were well aspected in the birth-chart, the harmonious ac-
tivity of the thought-cells thus mapped would tend to bring good luck
through selling real estate, coal, lumber, hay, grain, furniture or insur-
ance. Sales managers must have a prominent birth-chart Saturn.
If Uranus were well aspected in the birth-chart, the harmonious
activity of the thought-cells thus mapped would tend to bring good
luck through selling automobiles, electrical equipment of all kinds, as-
trological services, or lately invented ingenious gadgets.
If Neptune were well aspected in the birth-chart, the harmonious
activity of the thought-cells thus mapped would tend to bring luck
through promoting some enterprise or selling stock, airplanes or air
transportation, air conditioning, moving pictures or other entertainment.
If Pluto were well aspected in the birth-chart, the harmonious ac-
tivity of the thought-cells thus mapped would tend to bring good luck
through selling cooperative activities or products, through selling ra-
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dio or radio equipment, and when they are developed enough to sell to
the public, selling television, and power transmitted by wireless.
Stenographer
Birth-charts of stenographers analyzed .... 100 100%
Charts with Mercury or Uranus prominent 100 100%
Charts with Uranus aspecting
Sun, Moon or Mercury ...................... 100 100%
Charts with Mercury prominent ................ 97  97%
Charts with Uranus prominent................... 97  97%
Charts with Mercury aspecting Uranus ...... 68  68%
Third House Activity of 100 Stenographers
Charts with third house active ................... 98  98%
Charts with planet in third house ............... 55  55%
Charts with .third house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 59  59%
Charts with third house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 40  40%
A tabulation of the 100 charts according to the signs occupied by the
Sun, Moon and Ascendant gave Cancer highest, then Leo, with Virgo a
close third. Taurus was lowest and Pisces next lowest, these two signs
showing only about half as many as the mentioned high signs. Never-
theless, if the planetary birth-chart constants are shown, there is no valid
reason to discourage a person with strong Taurus, or strong Pisces in-
fluences from becoming a stenographer.
In all work requiring mental alertness and quick adaptability, as
well as in such as is ordinarily considered to be brain work, there should
be thought-cells in the astral body of the type mapped by a prominent
Mercury. And probably Mercury is prominent in more people's charts
than any other planet.
Due to the fact that it is never over 28'degrees along the zodiac
from the Sun, and that it revolves around the Sun in a comparatively
short period, it is within orb of a conjunction with the Sun frequently.
And as both Sun and Mercury move along the zodiac at rather a rapid
pace, they make more aspects to the heavier planets than do the more
slowly moving orbs. Thus there is opportunity at frequent intervals for
people to be born with Mercury fairly prominent in their birth-charts.
Not prominent enough to make writers, but prominent enough that if
the other constants are present they can become teachers, actors, book-
keepers, waiters, telephone operators or stenographers.
Many stenographers also are competent bookkeepers, and there-
fore have in their charts the constants of both vocations. Those follow-
ing both occupations must have Mercury thought- cells active. But those
who engage in bookkeeping must have Mars thought-cells active to give
them facility with figures, and Saturn thought-cells active to give them
plodding care that every little detail is just right. The typical stenogra-
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pher, who has no bookkeeping inclinations, does not have the patience
which monotonous Saturn confers. Instead, he is on his toes with alert-
ness, restless, and whenever possible short-cuts in doing his work.
Not quickness in making calculations, as signified by Mars- Mer-
cury, marks the natural stenographer, but quickness in writing down
thought, in grasping the ideas of others, and in making time-saving short-
cuts in placing the thoughts of others on paper; ability indicated by ac-
tive Uranus-Mercury thought-cells.
That which comes into the life through the influence of Uranus
nearly always is in some manner due to a human agency. And stenogra-
phy is work in which there is close contact with some other individual;
while a bookkeeper may do most of his work without conversation or
close association with another.
Uranus also is the planet of short-cuts. The ability to handle short-
hand with facility is typical of Mercury-Uranus thought- cells, as much
so as to handle mechanical gadgets is typical activity of the Mars-Ura-
nus thought-cells.
Probably the most favorable single aspect for ability as a stenogra-
pher is an aspect between Mercury and Uranus. It will be noticed that
68% of the charts analyzed have this aspect present. Next most favor-
able seems to be an aspect between Uranus and the Moon, with an as-
pect between Uranus and the Sun coming third. I believe we are war-
ranted in discouraging anyone from taking up stenography as a voca-
tion in whose chart Uranus, the short-cut planet, is not prominent.
Stenography, quite as much as bookkeeping, requires active third
house thought-cells. People who do not have the ruler of the third pow-
erfully aspected, or at least planets in the third, write comparatively
little. And a person in whose life little writing is shown is by that indica-
tion barred from success as a stenographer.
The Luck Factor
Stenographic work is typically a Mercury occupation; and it is strictly a
third house activity. In reference to the luck factors I believe the order of
importance is the reverse of that for bookkeepers. While bookkeepers
must possess agility in making calculations, it is not the same kind of
alertness which is required to take down dictation. A bookkeeper need
not consider the time factor in the same way a stenographer does. If he
reaches a point where it seems desirable, he can use whatever time is
necessary to enable him to handle the matter before him carefully and
painstakingly. But a stenographer taking dictation must write down what
is said as fast as it is uttered, and is not expected to call upon the one
giving dictation often to repeat what was said in the effort to get it down
correctly. The speech of the one dictating, and the writing down of what
was said by the stenographer, as well as transcribing it, are all typical of
Mercury, although the transcribing also is quite as much a third house
activity as bookkeeping. I believe, however, that the importance of taking
down speech as it is uttered makes Mercury a bit more important in con-
sidering the luck factor in the charts of stenographers than the third house.
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Yet it is better if the ruler of the third house is well aspected. This
would indicate that the individual in association with all manner of third
house affairs, including stenographic work, would get so-called lucky
breaks. On the other hand, if there were no good aspects to the ruler of
the third, and powerfully discordant ones were present, the stenogra-
pher, in following an occupation for which there might be unusual tal-
ent, would attract many so-called unlucky breaks.
Yet we must not jump to the conclusion that just because there are
heavily afflicted planets in the third, or the ruler of the third, or Mer-
cury, is heavily afflicted that the individual should be discouraged from
taking up stenography. Even discordant aspects indicate natural apti-
tude, and unless there is no help from harmonious aspects, such natu-
ral aptitude may be ample to overcome the so-called unlucky breaks
encountered. Most stenographers'charts have both discordant and har-
monious aspects to Mercury, and both discordant and harmonious as-
pects to the ruler of the third house.
Uranus represents largely a human influence. Afflictions to Ura-
nus thus commonly indicate misfortunes brought about through con-
tact with others. And if Mercury, chief ruler of stenography, is afflicted
by Uranus, the association with stenography as a vocation tends to at-
tract the individual to a human association where the affliction can work
out. One may also say that a discordant aspect between Uranus and the
Sun tends to cause affliction through the boss or one in authority, and
that a discordant aspect between Uranus and the Moon tends to cause
affliction through the influence of women or common people. A har-
monious aspect between Mercury, the ruler of stenography, and Ura-
nus, not only gives ability, but is a decided luck attracting aspect for
those following this vocation.
Store Clerk
Birth-charts of store clerks analyzed ....... 100 100%
Charts with Saturn prominent ................. 100 100%
Charts with Pluto prominent ..................... 99  99%
Charts with Jupiter prominent ................... 98  98%
Charts with Moon prominent .................... 97  97%
Charts with Mercury prominent ................ 96  96%
First House Activity of 100 Store Clerks
Charts with first house active .................... 95  95%
Charts with planet in first house ................ 62  62%
Charts with first house
more discordant than harmonious .......... 50  50%
Charts with first house more
harmonious than discordant ................... 50  50%
Seventh House Activity of 100 Store Clerks
Charts with seventh house active ............... 94  94%
Charts with planet in seventh house ............ 51  51%
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Charts with seventh house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 51  51%
Charts with seventh house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 49  49%
A tabulation of the 100 charts according to signs occupied by the Sun,
Moon and Ascendant gave Libra highest, then Leo, with Pisces third.
Taurus and Cancer were lowest with a little more than two-thirds the
number to be found in Libra. Next lowest were Aries, Gemini, Virgo
and Aquarius; each of these containing the same number.
The more common motive which prompts an individual to go into
business is the desire for economic safety. People who fear a time may
arrive when they will be in want for food, clothing and shelter, or when
they will be in want for less essential material things which they desire
to possess, are impelled to strive to prevent such an occurrence. And
one of the most common ways of preventing such want and the suffer-
ing it brings is to trade with others who have what is desired, or with
others who have the medium of exchange that will enable that which is
desired to be purchased. The bargainer, the shrewd trader, the indi-
vidual who takes to business because he likes it, has the thought-cells
mapped by a prominent Saturn in his birth-chart. And while store clerks
need not be good bargainers, to feel at home in the atmosphere of trade,
and to follow day after day, the required routine, they should have a
prominent Saturn in their charts of birth.
Jupiter is the salesmanship planet. He thrives not on bargains, but
on the good will of others. To the extent Jupiter is a dominant influence
in the life will people go out of their way to do the individual favors.
And to be a successful store clerk the individual should thus be able, in
some measure, to attract patronage. People will walk blocks farther,
and right past a store where they can buy to greater advantage where a
typically Saturn individual is behind the counter, in order to make pur-
chases of a clerk whose Jupiter is prominent enough to give him genial
warmth and an atmosphere of joviality. To be sure, a store clerk need
not have the salesmanship ability that is requisite in some lines. It is not
even necessary that he have the high-pressure magnetism conferred by
a prominent Uranus. But he should have some measure of the sales-
manship qualities which are denoted in a birth-chart only when Jupiter
is prominent in it.
A store clerk need not be a student, need not have wide informa-
tion; but he should be able to talk with some measure of intelligence to
his customers. Customers like to have some interest shown in their af-
fairs and problems. There are certain bits of information which they are
pleased to receive. And the clerk should be able to explain the points of
the goods he endeavors to sell. Also there is the matter of making out a
bill for whatever goods are sold, and keeping the record of sales straight;
all of which makes certain demands upon the Mercury type of intelli-
gence. It is an advantage therefore, for a store clerk to have Mercury
prominent in his chart of birth.
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The people in general, as distinct from any particular class, are ruled
by the Moon. If an individual is to attract into his life constant contacts
with large numbers of people he should thus have the Moon prominent
in his chart of birth. Not only are the common people, which most store
clerks daily contact, ruled by the Moon, but this luminary also rules
women; and in America, at least, women do the majority of the store
buying. A prominent Moon in the birth-chart makes it that much easier
for women to take an important place in the life. Whether they will
affect it harmoniously or discordantly, of course, must be determined
by its aspects.
But it was found in the analysis of 100 charts that Pluto was promi-
nent even more often than Jupiter, Mercury or the Moon. Pluto has to
do with mobs of people and with people in groups, and it relates to co-
operative ability. There are stores, no doubt, where people come only
singly or in pairs; but in most stores there are special occasions, such as
sales, when groups of people must be handled; and a prominent Pluto
seems to aid in this. Likewise there are stores where a clerk is quite
independent of others. But usually a clerk, to be successful in his voca-
tion, must possess the ability to co-operate with the boss at least, and
more often than not with a number of other clerks. For an organization
to function effectively, whether it is in a store or a political movement,
there must be an attitude of all working for a single objective. A certain
amount of loyalty to the organization is demanded, and the ability to
overlook friction and personal bias in a co-operative effort to further
the interests of all. Such ability is conferred by active thought-cells such
as are mapped by Pluto.
The success of a store clerk depends upon the impression he cre-
ates with the public he is compelled to contact daily. This impression is
indicated not merely by Saturn and Jupiter, but also by his own person-
ality, indicated by the first house, and by the personalities of the public
he attracts, indicated by the seventh house. He needs active first house
thought-cells to give him personality and personal activity, and he needs
active seventh house thought-cells to attract to him, for good or ill, the
public. People who do not have active seventh house thought-cells do
not have constant contacts with the public.
The Luck Factor
Of first importance in reference to the luck factor are the aspects received
by the planet, or planets, ruling the seventh house. If the seventh house is
shown to be quite discordant, constant difficulties will arise in dealing with
the public; but if the seventh house is active, and its ruler well aspected,
there will be important contacts with the public, and they will prove har-
monious and of advantage. However, many store clerks succeed in hold-
ing their jobs in spite of considerable difficulty with customers.
Clerking in a store is ruled chiefly by Saturn. Usually, however,
there are rulers relating to what is handled which are even more impor-
tant to consider from the luck standpoint. A hardware clerk thus has
more association with Mars, a clothing clerk with Venus, a radio clerk
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with Pluto, and an electrical appliance clerk with Uranus. Thus, after
considering the seventh house, the luck factor should be considered from
the type of merchandise which chiefly is sold.
Teacher
Birth-charts of teachers analyzed ............ 100 100%
Charts with Mercury prominent ............... 84  84%
Ninth House Activity of 100 Teachers
Charts with ninth house active ................. 96  96%
Charts with planet in ninth house .............. 51  51%
Charts with ninth house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 61  61%
Charts with ninth house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 38  38%
Fifth House Activity of 100 Teachers
Charts with fifth house active .................... 92  92%
Charts with planet in fifth house ................. 45  45%
Charts with fifth house more
discordant than harmonious ................... 60  60%
Charts with fifth house more
harmonious than discordant ................... 39  39%
An analysis of the signs in which the Sun, Moon and Ascendant of each
of these 100 charts is found does not indicate that any of the signs can be
considered birth-chart constants of teaching. The Sun, Moon or Ascen-
dant in Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius, however, seems to attract to teach-
ing as a profession more often than other signs do. Also, every addi-
tional aspect to Mercury seems to give aid in this direction.
Mercury is the planet mapping the thought-cells within the uncon-
scious mind which have most direct association with the electrical cur-
rents which flow over the nerves, and which are responsible for objec-
tive thinking. Thinking in terms of words and sentences is a type of
conscious activity dependent upon the use of the electromagnetic ener-
gies ruled by Mercury; to convey that which the unconscious mind de-
sires to express, to the physical cells of the brain. That is, the activity of
the brain cells is dependent upon the activity of the thought-cells which
Mercury maps in the birth-chart. Thus it is common to speak of Mer-
cury as the planet of mental expression.
Those who express themselves through writing or speech, to be
successful, must have the Intellectual thought-cells more than commonly
active; which means that Mercury must be prominent in the birth-chart.
And the study of the charts of 100 teachers reveals that to the extent
Mercury is thus prominent and strongly aspected is there ability to im-
part information to others. Each aspect of Mercury, connecting it by a
stellar aerial with another distinct group of thought-cells, gives ability
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to impart information of a different kind. Thus the more numerous the
aspects which Mercury makes, the greater is the facility to grasp and
teach a variety of subjects.
Uranus, also closely associated with the nerve currents, gives a simi-
lar ability in imparting information. But because it so strongly is at-
tracted to things new or uncommon, its prominence is not noticeable
among teachers in the public schools. Among those who teach astrol-
ogy and occultism it is nearly always prominent.
Those who teach, advertise, publish, lecture, or otherwise give pub-
lic expression to their opinions, also are exercising the thought-cells
mapped in their astral bodies by the ninth house. Any planet in the
ninth house, and to a less pronounced degree, the ruler of the cusp of
the ninth house, influences somewhat the manner in which the opin-
ions are thus publicly expressed.
The Luck Factor
The luck factor in the vocation of teaching is to some extent indicated
by the aspects made by the planet Mercury, which is general ruler of
this profession. And it is also signified by the aspects made to the ruler
of the ninth house.
In teaching, as in writing, it oftenis possible to select the subject taught.
If the planet Mars were afflicted by Mercury and the ruler of the ninth
house, strife and difficulties would be attracted in the attempt to teach
mathematics or mechanical training. But if at the same time, either Mer-
cury or the ruler of the ninth were in good aspect to Uranus, much luck
might be expected from teaching astrology or electrical engineering.
Or if Mercury has any aspect to a planet, and that planet is other-
wise well aspected, much luck could be expected from teaching a sub-
ject ruled by the planet. That is, if the person has ability to teach a sub-
ject, which usually requires that Mercury makes some aspect to the
planet ruling it, the more harmonious in the chart the planet is which
rules the subject the more luck would be attracted in teaching it, or oth-
erwise associating with it.
Of those who are teachers of children, and of those who are teach-
ers of music, the analysis shows that they almost invariably have an
unusually active fifth house. The luck in thus associating with children
or music, of course, is indicated by the aspects made to the ruler of the
fifth.
Among those who are teachers of astrology, occultism or metaphys-
ics, the power of the aspects to the ruler of the fifth was not noticeable.
In such teaching and in lecture work in general, the thought-cells mapped
by the ninth house must be active to give the type of energy which draws
the person into thus expressing himself publicly. But the public thus
addressed is chiefly represented by the seventh house. Therefore to dis-
cern the reaction of the public thus addressed, and the luck factor in
relation to it, the aspects of the ruler of the seventh house should be
considered.
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In teaching, as in most work where the hazard is not outstanding,
it is probable that ability, as indicated by a prominent Mercury and an
active ninth house, is able to overcome a large amount of birth-chart
discord. Even with one harmonious aspect to Mercury or to the ruler of
the ninth, it would not be advisable to discourage an individual from
taking up teaching, provided the thought-cells mapped by Mercury and
the ninth house were active enough.
On the other hand, no matter if such aspects as Mercury and the
ruler of the ninth house had were all harmonious; unless Mercury were
prominent, and the ruler of the ninth was powerfully aspected, it would
be well to discourage teaching as a vocation.
Telephone Operator
Birth-charts of telephone operators
analyzed .......................................... 100 100%
Charts with Mercury prominent ............... 98  98%
Charts with Uranus prominent.................. 98  98%
Charts with Pluto prominent .................... 96  96%
Charts with Moon prominent ................... 95  95%
Third House Activity of 100 Telephone Operators
Charts with third house active ................ 100 100%
Charts with planet in third house ............... 65  65%
Charts with third house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 61  61%
Charts with third house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 39  39%
A tabulation of the 100 charts according to the signs occupied by the
Sun, Moon and Ascendant gave some variation according to signs, but
nothing outstanding enough to be considered a birth-chart constant, or
markedly to encourage or discourage taking up telephone work.
Whatever the occupation may be, if it requires alertness and quick
responsiveness, to be successful in it necessitates that Mercury be promi-
nent in the birth-chart.
The prominence of Uranus in the charts of telephone operators prob-
ably has little connection with the magnetic power to influence the minds
of others given by this planet. Instead, it is likely it relates to the associa-
tion with something electrical, such as Uranus rules, and with the vari-
ous gadgets which are an essential part of a telephone system.
Pluto, on the other hand, rules groups of people, such as a tele-
phone operator serves. It is noticeable that those who contact groups of
people, either working with them, or serving them, have this upper-
octave of the Moon prominent in their charts of birth.
The significance of the Moon is quite obvious, although it is less
often prominent than Mercury, Uranus or Pluto. The Moon rules the
common people. And it is the common people, as a rule, who keep a
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telephone operator busy. It is true that there are calls from all classes,
but even so, the Moon must be taken as the general ruler of the people;
and much of the conversation which is carried on over a telephone is
distinctly of the Moon type, gossipy and commonplace, about domestic
affairs and trifles, rather than on the intellectual or informative plane of
Mercury.
The Luck Factor
The associations of a telephone operator in her work are chiefly the elec-
trical appliances ruled by Uranus, and the calls that are ruled by the
third house. Every harmonious aspect Uranus receives, therefore, as-
sists in attracting luck through contacts made with the switchboard,
and through the electrical system which is essential to her work.
But probably of still more importance as influencing the luck factor
is the third house. The third house rules the calls that are made, and the
conversation which takes place by means of the telephone system. And
as it is the avenue through which the operator is brought into contact
with those she serves, and often the only avenue of contact between
herself and those placing calls, to a great extent it determines whether
or not her services are satisfactory, and the general attitude toward her
of those she contacts over the wire. And as contacts over the telephone,
or in association with it, sometimes lead to acquaintanceships of a more
personal nature, which may benefit or injure socially or financially, this
third house influence may lead to conditions that or mar the life.
This does not signify that a person should refuse to take up tele-
phone work merely because Uranus or the third house is badly afflicted,
as the analysis shows that 61% of such operators have an afflicted third
house. But it does mean that at least one strong harmonious aspect to
Uranus or the ruler of the third house is an advantage, and that the
more harmonious the third house and Uranus are, if they are quite pow-
erful, the more luck will be attracted in this vocation.
Waiter
Birth-charts of waiters or waitresses
analyzed ........................................... 100 100%
Charts with Mars prominent...................... 99  99%
Charts with Moon prominent .................... 96  96%
Charts with Neptune prominent ................. 96  96%
Charts with Pluto prominent ..................... 96  96%
Charts with Mercury prominent ................ 91  91%
Sixth House Activity of 100 Waiters
Charts with sixth house active ................... 95  95%
Charts with planet in sixth house ............... 48  48%
Charts with sixth house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 40  40%
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Charts with sixth house more
harmonious than discordant .................... 60  60%
Charts with ruler of sixth actually
in tenth or in close aspect
to ruler of tenth ..................................... 72  72%
First House Activity of 100 Waiters
Charts with first house active ...................... 94  94%
Charts with planet in first house .................. 62  62%
Charts with first house more
discordant than harmonious .................... 42  42%
Charts with first house more
harmonious than discordant .................... 57  57%
Charts with first house outstanding
in attractive, affable, magnetic
and pleasing personality........................... 88  88%
An analysis of the signs in which the Sun, Moon and Ascendant of these
100 charts are found does not indicate any of the signs can be consid-
ered birth-chart constants of waiters. Sun, Moon orAscendant in Gemini,
Leo or Sagittarius seems to attract the individual to this calling more
often than the other signs do, however, and Aquarius, Taurus or Aries
least often. The three high signs mentioned contain about twice as many
waiters as the three mentioned low signs.
The prominence of Mars in the chart of a waiter seems to be neces-
sary to give the muscular strength for the amount of walking required,
and to carry trays of food.
The Moon is the planet of the people to be served, and relates to
nutrition and to the foods and beverages with which a waiter is con-
stantly associated in his work. It seems that when the thought-cells it
maps in the unconscious mind are unusually active, this facilitates work
in which foods are handled.
The social urges ruled by Venus seem to express on a higher plane
through the thought-cells ruled by Neptune. These social urges express
as friendliness. But the kind of friendliness best suited to a waiter is not
of the Venus kind, but one which is entirely related to his art of serving.
That is, while Venus is distinctly personal, Neptune is able to attain the
broader impersonal, yet courteous and friendly attitude which a good
waiter displays. Neptune is natural ruler of the house of restrictions
(twelfth), and while a waiter should be friendly, in that friendly spirit of
accommodation he is not supposed to overstep very rigid restrictions.
He is supposed to enter into conversation only when asked some ques-
tion, and at other times to be as unobtrusive as possible.
The prominence of Pluto in a waiter's chart is readily understood
when it is recalled that Pluto attracts to groups, and more often than
not a waiter does not serve a single individual at a time, but a party of
individuals. Most people when they dine, like to dine in the company
of others. And it is customary to serve the whole party the same course
of the meal at one time.
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As Pluto and the Moon seem to be octaves of each other, it should
be noted also that when one of these orbs is not prominent in the chart
of a waiter the other one is.
Mercury is the natural ruler of the house of foods (sixth), but prob-
ably of greater importance in giving natural ability as a waiter is its
influence over manual dexterity, alertness and a good temporary
memory. Waiters often are required to juggle dishes and trays in a man-
ner quite disconcerting to the sluggish. And often they are required to
remember a long list of items, or special requirements, of their custom-
ers. Active Mercury thought-cells give facility in these matters.
While the sixth house maps the thought-cells relating to the condi-
tions surrounding all kinds of work; those constantly at the beck and
call of others, as are waiters, seem to require that these thought-cells be
unusually energetic. To be energetic, it is not necessary that they be
mapped by a planet in the sixth house. But the ruler of the sixth must
receive powerful aspects.
Success as a waiter depends not merely upon muscular strength,
agility and ability to remember the customer's wants, but also in rather
marked degree upon an attractive and affable personality. Perhaps the
continuous moving about which is part of a waiter's work in some de-
gree makes it necessary that the first house thought-cells should be ac-
tive, as mapped by the ruler of the first receiving powerful aspects. But
in addition to this, the analysis of the 100 charts reveals that a great
majority of them have a first house which denotes a pleasing personal-
ity. It seems, therefore, that a first house indicating both activity and
affability are assets to those following this vocation.
The Luck Factor
As the occupation is so closely associated both with all types of people
and with nutrition, the Moon, which rules both, is a luck factor to be
considered. That is, one who has thought-cells which are mapped by a
well aspected Moon tends to attract good fortune in association with
crowds of people and with dining.
And as the occupation relates to the sixth house, the house both of
foods and of serving, the aspects to the ruler of the sixth should be taken
into consideration in determining the luck, or absence of it, while en-
gaged in this type of work.
It is not essential that the ruler of the first house be entirely harmo-
nious. The more harmonious aspects the ruler of the first has, and the
fewer discordant ones, the less friction is apt to arise with those served.
But it seems better to have a powerful, even though quite heavily af-
flicted first house, than to have one weak but free from discords.
While an afflicted Moon, an afflicted first house and an afflicted
sixth house, are no bars to a moderate amount of success as a waiter, it
will be far easier to create a demand for such service if the Moon, the
ruler of the first house, and the ruler of the sixth house, each receives at
least one moderately powerful harmonious aspect, such as a sextile or a
trine. And the more powerful these planets are, and the more harmoni-
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ous the aspects they receive, the more luck can be expected while fol-
lowing the vocation of waiter.
Writer
Birth-charts of writers analyzed .............. 100 100%
Charts with Mercury prominent ................ 95  95%
Charts with Mercury aspecting Moon
or Sun................................................. 91  91%
Charts with Mercury aspecting Moon ........ 64  64%
Charts with Mercury conjunction Sun........ 58  58%
Third House Activity of 100 Writers
Charts with third house active ................... 97  97%
Charts with planet in third house ............... 49  49%
Charts with third house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 58  58%
Charts with third house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 40  40%
Ninth House Activity of 100 Writers
Charts with ninth house active .................. 94  94%
Charts with planet in ninth house ............... 46  46%
Charts with ninth house more
discordant than harmonious .................. 51  51%
Charts with ninth house more
harmonious than discordant .................. 49  49%
A tabulation of the signs in which the Sun, Moon and Ascendant were
located in the charts of these 100 writers revealed no sign which stood
out with sufficient prominence to warrant special mention, and certainly
no sign can be considered a birth- chart constant of writers.
The thought-cells mapped by Mercury are those which give facil-
ity in expressing the thoughts through written or spoken language. With
certain notable exceptions, the extent of their activity is a measure of
the ability to write. Sometimes an unusually prominent Uranus, as in
the charts of Charles Dickens and Herbert Spencer; or an unusually
prominent Moon, in the case of those who write largely through im-
pressions they get psychically; acts successfully as a substitute for a
prominent Mercury. The five charts tabulated, in which Mercury was
not prominent, were those of writers of outstanding recognition.
First of all, however, one who aspires to write should have excep-
tional knowledge of some kind. Many people know much about some
special subject, but because the Mercury thought- cells are not active
enough, they cannot impart that knowledge to others in writing. Thus
the prominence of the writer commonly is measured, not by the promi-
nence of Mercury, but by the power and ability shown in the chart as a
whole; Mercury merely indicating ability successfully to express what
is known in print.
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I believe what is here meant can best be driven home by a study of
the birth-charts of writers. O. O. McIntyre is said to have been the high-
est paid journalist in the world. He had the Moon in the house of news-
papers (third) and three planets in the house of publishing (ninth).
But there are a wide variety of writers who never were journalists.
They write about that of which they have special knowledge. George
Bernard Shaw, with Neptune the most elevated planet, in close trine to
Mercury, is best known for his plays. Conan Doyle, with most of his
planets in the house of secret things (twelfth), is best known for his
Sherlock Holmes stories and his writings about spiritualism. Upton
Sinclair, with socialistic (Neptune) and universal welfare (Pluto) plan-
ets conjunction his M.C., is best known for his socialistic books.
In writing, as in other arts, dramatic expression, in great measure,
depends upon the activity of the thought-cells mapped by Neptune.
And in addition to its prominence, the writing of fiction is facilitated by
the prominence of the Moon, which also gives vividness to the imagi-
nation. jack London had Mercury opposition Moon and square Nep-
tune; while Bulwer-Lytton had Moon conjunction Ascendant and trine
Neptune.
Writing is an activity associated with the third house, and only those
with active third house thought-cells are apt to be attracted to this asso-
ciation strongly enough to make it as important as it must be in one
who does much writing.
But for success as a writer who gets his material published over his
own name, there must also be active ninth house thought- cells. A copy-
writer in a newspaper office, or a reporter for a newspaper whose name
does not appear in association with what he writes, keeps within the prov-
ince of the third house, and does not need much ninth house activity.
Perhaps the so-called ghost writers, who write articles, biographies and
other material for prominent people whose names appear as the authors,
do not need active ninth house thought-cells. The ninth house thought-
cells, however, must be active if the individual is to receive recognition
for what he writes. Thus a journalist who aspires to get his material pub-
lished over his by-line needs active ninth house thought-cells.
The Luck Factor
The luck in getting material published, except newspaper copy for
which no credit is given and which is rewritten before publication, pri-
marily is indicated by the aspects of the ninth house. People who have
active ninth house thought-cells, even though there is no harmonious
aspect to the ruler of the ninth, get material published; but have great
obstacles to overcome in so doing. It is much better for a writer to have at
least one powerful harmonious aspect to the ruler of the ninth or several
weak harmonious aspects. The luck attracted in reference to the public
expression of ideas through publications, speech or radio, is chiefly indi-
cated by the harmony or discord of the ninth house thought-cells.
The luck in association with newspapers is indicated by the aspects
of the third house. Mercury is the general ruler of writing and printing.
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Its aspects, therefore, have secondary significance in reference to the
luck attracted in getting material published and in reference to what is
brought into the life through such writings as are published.
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