Stellar Diagnosis and Stellar Healing.
Diagnosis and Treatment: Menopause to Rickets.
by C.C. Zain, Elbert Benjamine 1934



Issued under the auspices of the Brotherhood of Light.
Serial No. 207. Course XVI. - K.
Box 1525, Los Angeles, Calif.
Copyright, 1934 by Elbert Benjamine.
Stellar Diagnosis and Stellar Healing.
Part XI. Diagnosis and Treatment: Menopause to Rickets.
by C.C. Zain


Meningitis. See Spinal Meningitis.

Menopause Troubles.�Birth-chart Constant: Venus severely afflicted.

Progressed Constant: An aspect, especially an affliction to Venus, at the same time there are heavy discordant rallying forces.

Stellar Treatment: The secretions from the gonad glands at this time become less abundant, and instead of finding a more external outlet they may enter the blood stream in small amounts, giving rise to hot flashes.

Operations in which the gonads of monkeys and goats have been used to transplant the tissue which secretes these chemicals, to the end of enabling otherwise sterile or elderly women to bear children, and to give them youth, have had wide publicity. The normal function of the gonads should be encouraged by proper diet, hygiene, correct thinking and planetary energies. But either excess activity or entire suppression of activity at the time of life when their function changes from giving life to a new organism to that of merely giving life and energy to the tissues of the body, causes difficulties.

If the gonad secretion is too abundant at this time, the person may be unable to exercise proper self-control. If the secretion is deficient , functional troubles may develop. Therefore, the stellar structure mapped by Venus in the birth-chart should receive Saturn planetary energies; and also, if too negative, as shown by the aspects, should be vitalized by Solar planetary energies. Mars aspects at this time tend to copious and irregular flow; Saturn aspects to suppression of flow. Both etheric energies and planetary energies may be employed to induce a more regulated condition.

There is an intimate connection between the gonads and the thyroids. And these glands, as well as the region of the ovaries, should receive treatment with etheric energies of the type which is indicated by the condition. As a diet lacking in vitamin A upsets the feminine cycle, and the life-prolonging hormone of the gonads can not be manufactured unless vitamin E is present, it is unusually important at the time of menopause that the food shall contain these vitamins. And because vital adjustments are taking place which tend to emotional instability, the thoughts of the individual need cultivation toward calm and poise.

Chart 284; female. May 5, 1877, 8:00 a.m. 92-30W. 43N.

Venus conjunction Sun and Pluto, and square Moon and Mars.

In 1914, as progressed, with Venus semi-square Sun r and opposition Jupiter p, she had serious menopause disturbances.

Chart 296; female. May 11, 1885, 5:08 p.m. 86W. 45N.

Venus conjunction Neptune and square Jupiter.

In 1930-1931, for twelve months during the menopause change, with Venus semi-square Mars p, and Sun conjunction Mars p, (Mars always tends to excessive flow of blood) there was excessive menstruation.

Menstruation Difficulties. --- See female Troubles.

Mental Diseases.�See Insanity, Dementia Praecox, etc.

Migraine. � Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Military Fever. � Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Milk Sickness.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Mines: Difficulties With.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report .

Miscarriage.�Birth-chart Constant: A malefic planet in the 5th house, or the ruler of the 5th severely afflicted .

Progressed Constant: An aspect to the ruler of the 5th

Stellar Treatment: Everything should be done, by means of applying the planetary energies of its antidote, by diet, hygiene and proper thought to strengthen and harmonize the stellar structure mapped by the 5th house. Lunar etheric energies (but not Solar etheric energies) May be applied to the physical region to sooth and relax and strengthen.

Venus and Mars afflictions, especially to each other, because they rule the stellar structure of the region involved, increase the liability to this mishap. When. this condition is present, their planetary structure should receive proper planetary antidotes. And the diet should favor them; as lack of essential vitamins makes it impossible to prevent miscarriage.

Chart 295; female. May 12, 1906, 9:00 a.m. 94-45W 39N.

Mars and Pluto (co-ruler of Scorpio) rule the 5th. Both are square to Saturn, and Mars is conjunction Venus and Jupiter.

In February, 1932, as progressed, with Sun conjunction Pluto r she had a miscarriage.

Money Troubles.�Birth-chart Constant: Afflictions to the ruler of the 2nd house.

Progressed Constant: An aspect to the ruler of the 2nd at the same time there are severe rallying forces.

Stellar Treatment: In B of L. Astrological Report No. 12 there are analyzed the birth-charts and progressed aspects of 100 people at the time they lost money; and in B. of L. Astrological Report No. 13 there are analyzed the birth-charts and progressed aspects of 100 people at the time they gained money. In every financial loss or gain there is some progressed aspect to the ruler of the 2nd house. For details, reference may be made to these reports; but among other things it is more important to have strongly harmonious progressions than merely to have a good aspect to the ruler of the 2nd. The planets in the birth-chart which are especially discordant to gaining money should be considered, and their planetary antidotes applied to the stellar structure the map. Then the stellar structure mapped by the planets which most strongly favor gain of money should be strengthened and further harmonized through the application of such planetary energies as will most help them. The educational factor, in which the individual's thoughts are harmonized in this department of life, is important. The thought-treatment in the region of the solar plexus also should be such as to harmonize the discords which cause the money difficulties.

Chart 281; female. Oct. 20, 1876, 11:00 p.m. 94-45W. 38N.

Moon in 2nd, sextile Mars, Mercury, Sun, square Pluto. Uranus in 2nd, trine Neptune in 10th. She was unusually fortunate with money.

In 1933, an progressed, with Sun, co-ruler of 2nd, sesqui-square Neptune p, was involved in serious difficulties over money.

Mumps.�Birth-chart Constant: Negative planets prominent.

Progressed Constant: An aspect to Mars.

Stellar Treatment: Usually the chief seat of the disease, which is contagious, is the parotid gland (the largest salivary gland), but it may transfer to the Scorpio region of the body and there cause serious trouble.

The stellar structure mapped by the negative planets should be vitalized with Solar planetary energies. The stellar structure mapped by Mars should receive Lunar planetary energies. Lunar etheric energies should be applied to the swelling, and to reduce the fever.

Meats and proteins in particular should be avoided for a few days, and fruit juice and vegetables should be prominent in the diet. The adrenalin supply and intercortin supply are called on to oust an invading force, and have all they can do without the added burden of the toxins of meat. The diet should be such as to favor Mars as much as possible.

Chart 272; male. May 6, 1906, 8:30 a.m. 79W. 42-50N.

Neptune on Asc., Saturn elevated.

In his sixth year, as progressed, with Mars inconjunct Uranus and semi-sextile Neptune, he had the mumps.

Mycoarditis.�See Heart Trouble.

Narcotics: Use of. � Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Nasal Troubles.�See Adenoids, Catarrh, Polypus, etc.

Nephritis. � Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Nervousness. Birth-chart Constant: Mercury or Uranus afflicted.

Progressed Constant: An aspect to Mercury, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto,

Stellar Treatment: When there is insufficient vitamin D., or exposure to sunlight, the system fails to assimilate calcium and phosphorus, and the parathyroid secretion draws upon the supply in the bones, weakening them, and in time also upsetting the balance between calcium and other minerals, which causes the individual to be unusually sensitive. Therefore, in all nervous troubles, there should be calcium in an assimilable form and vitamin D abundant in the food.

Proper foods alone will not overcome nervousness. Aside from the over sensitiveness of the nervous system, or actual inflammation of the nerves as in neuritis, nervousness is caused and maintained through the clash of incompatible mental factors.

Any two desires or conceptions may enter the consciousness in a manner in which they cause the individual to fell discomfort. Not that the ideas are irreconcilable. but the individual views them in such a way that they seem to him annoying, irritating, or in some way unpleasant. It is possible to cultivate an attitude in which every event that happens seems disagreeable. It is also possible to cultivate an attitude in which every event that happens is looked upon as a pleasure.

The method of cultivating the proper attitude is given full consideration in Course IX, on Mental Alchemy. And in lesson No.152, various considerations are explained in reference to establishing the necessary habit-system through which the nervous individual can alter his thinking and establish mental processes as a permanent habit which will overcome the disintegrative habits of thinking which are responsible for his nervousness.

The stellar structure responsible for the nervousness, as mapped by the planets in the birth-chart which are the constants, should be given the planetary energies of their natural antidotes. The energies from the planet Jupiter are especially effective in cases of nervousness. And in the mental outlook, the development of faith and confidence is essential.

Charging the patient with both Solar etheric energies and lunar etheric energies gives the nerves a new supply of nerve energy, and permits them to relax. The thought-treatment should have for its object the establishment of a more peaceful and harmonious state of mind and nerves. Properly applied suggestion is a great aid in nervous troubles.

Chart 269; male. Oct. 20, 1895. 2:50 a.m. 74W. 40-40N.

Uranus conjunction Moon ; Mercury, conjunction Saturn.

In the fall of 1929, as progressed, with Mars p Uranus r, Mars inconjunct Neptune P, and Mercury sextile Asc., he was greatly troubled with nervousness.

Chart 278; male. Dec. 26, 1902, 4:00 a.m. 5W. 5N.

Moon conjunction Uranus; Mercury a wide oppsition Neptune and square Mars.

September, 1928, with Sun inconjunct Neptune, Mercury sesqui-square Mars r, and Mars square Venus r as rallying force, he had a severe nervous breakdown.

Neuralgia.�Birth-chart Constant: Mercury or Uranus severely afflicted.

Progressed Constant: An aspect, usually an affliction, to either Mercury or Uranus.

Stellar Treatment: Mental activities and especially mental strains and discords affect the parathyroid glands, diminishing their secretion through exhaustion, and permitting a chemical imbalance, chiefly due to improper assimilation of calcium, which makes them unduly sensitive. The mental activity, or emotional reactions, exhaust the Solar �Lunar etheric energies, which flow over the nerves as nerve current. There is thus a depletion of etheric energies at the same time there is developed an unusually sensitive condition of the nerves. Lacking in proper quantity, the nerve currents trying to meet the demands, become congested in certain areas to the depletion of other areas.

This unbalanced condition of etheric energy is reported by the nerves as neuralgia. As the areas of congestion and depletion shift, the neuralgia may also shift, from one part of the body to another.

As depletion of etheric energy is more directly responsible for the pain reported by the over-sensitive nerves, immediate relief may be had by the application of etheric energy, charging the patient with it.. As more commonly it is especially the Solar vital etheric energy which is most depleted, this Solar vital energy applied directly to the spot where the pain is felt is usually very effective.

To help the parathyroids reestablish a normal chemical balance, the diet advocated for afflictions to Mercury and Uranus (lesson No.225) should be followed. But the difficulty can not be healed by diet alone. The etheric energies of the body must be built up, and the strains lessened upon the nervous system.

Hygienic measures to improve the vitality should be advocated, and type of thinking which is calm, poised, and harmonious. As there is frequently over mental activity; interests which require physical activity and little thought, especially of a recreational nature, are valuable. The chief treatment to be relied upon in neuralgia is the reeducation of the individual to a more poised and less discordant method of thought.

Chart 296; female. May 11, 1885, 5:08 p.m. 86W. 45N.

Mercury conjunction Mars; Uranus square Saturn.

For the five years commencing 1929, with Mercury square Uranus p and conjunction Saturn p, as progressed, she suffered with neuralgia.

Neuritis. � Birth-chart Constant: Uranus of Mercury afflicted by Mars.

Progressed Constant: An aspect to Mars, at the same time there is an aspect, usually an affliction, to Mercury or Uranus.

Stellar Treatment: In neuritis the Mars stellar structure depresses the adrenalin and intercortin supply and the nerves become not merely sensitive, but actually inflamed.

In addition to the mental treatment and diet suggested for nervousness and neuralgia, Lunar etheric energies should be applied to the irritated nerves to sooth them, and the diet should be such as to decrease the strain on the adrenal glands. That is, the diet should also be such as recommended for Mars afflictions.

The Mars stellar structure, as mapped in the birth-chart, should be treated with Lunar planetary energies, and there should be a special attempt to reduce the irritation among the mental factors. A cultivation of the domestic urges in association with the aggressive urges is advantageous, and the thought-treatment of the solar plexus should have for an end the quieting of over stimulation of mind and nerves through the application of soothing mental suggestions.

Chart 297; male. Feb. 19, 1861, 4:00 a.m. 91-15W. 32-48N.

Mercury semi-square Mars, square Moon.

May 9, 1928, as progressed, with Mars square Mercury, developed neuritis.

Chart 306; female. June 27, 1877, 1:00 p.m. 85W 43N.

Mercury square Mars; Uranus square Pluto

Oct. 20, 1927, as progressed, with Mars conjunction Saturn p, and Sun conjunction Uranus p, developed neuritis which affected the sciatic nerve.

Night Sweats.�Will be considered in An Astrological Report .

Nose Bleed.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Obesity.�Birth-chart Constant: Jupiter or the Moon, often both, prominent and afflicted.

Progressed Constant: An aspect to Jupiter or the Moon.

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Stellar Treatment: When the insulin supply, which is ruled by Jupiter, is abundant, such fats as find their way into the blood stream are quickly stored. Unless thyroxin and adrenalin are as abundant in proportion, this stored fat is not called upon as fuel, but continues to be stored. That is, the system can accumulate fat, but its chemistry is not such that it can draw upon this excess fuel and burn it. Furthermore, a prominent Jupiter gives the desire for rich foods, and quantities of food, such as readily provide the fats for excess storage purposes.

The thymus gland, under the direct influence of the Moon, plays an important part in nutrition. The lymph cells in particular, take part in the absorption of fats by the intestines, and these lymph cells are , like the thymus gland, under rulership of the Moon. The back pituitary gland., through its secretion, which is affected by the Moon, also regulates the amount of water retained in the body. Diet, of course, is important in the reduction of fat. The stellar structure mapped by Jupiter should be treated with the planetary energies of Mercury, and the stellar structure mapped by the Moon should be treated with the planetary energies of Mars. The aim is to restore normal activity to the glands and their secretions.

The stellar structure mapped by the Sun should be stimulated and vitalized with Solar astral energies to increase the activity of the thyroid glands, as thyroxin enables the body to draw and burn its excess fuel. Where exercise is taken to consume excess fat, it should be remembered that the diet should contain some starch of sugar, as fat can only burn in the presence of sugar. Absolute elimination of starch and sugar from the diet, while engaging in strenuous exercise, causes the fat to smolder and fill the blood with fatty acids.

Chart 253; male. Sept. 15, 1857, 9:50 a.m. 84-30W. 39N. Wm. Howard Taft, expresident of U. S., and Supreme Justice of U.S.

Jupiter in the 7th square to the Moon in the 10th. He was troubled with obesity.

Obsession.�Birth-chart Constant: Neptune, Pluto or the Moon prominent and severely afflicted.

Progressed Constant: Neptune, Pluto or the Moon receiving aspects, usually afflictions, at the same time there are severe rallying forces.

Stellar Treatment: The patient must be aided to avoid thinking about the thought or entity which obsesses.

The planetary energies which are the antidote for the responsible planets should be applied to the stellar structure mapped by them in the birth-chart. Solar etheric energies may be used to help build up a more positive attitude. This attitude, however, should not include the obsessing thing, but a positive directing of the mental energies to something else in so complete a manner that there will be no vibratory connection that can be established between the patient and the obsession.

One of the best things is for the patient to engage in some work, which in no way is associated with the obsession, that so completely absorbs the time, attention and energies that there is no opportunity to think about the obsession.

The thought-treatment in the region is important, in that the effort should be made to break the vibratory connection between the patient and the obsession. Judicially applied suggestion may be made of assistance in this.

If conversation can be established with an obsessing entity, it may be reasoned with and persuaded, or forced, to leave.

Chart 298; female. March 20, 1864, 7:30 p.m. 84W. 43-50N.

Neptune conjunction Sun and Opposition Asc. and Saturn.

In 1922, as progressed, with Mercury sextile Neptune r and square Moon r, Venus conjunction Pluto p, Mars square Uranus p, and Sun opposition Jupiter r and sesqui-square Saturn p, she had an obsession from which she was never afterwards entirely able to free herself.

Occupation: Difficulties With.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Open Enemies: Difficulties With.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Optic Difficulties.�See Eye Trouble, Blindness, Cataract, etc.

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Operations.�Birth-chart Constant: Mars prominent or afflicted.

Progressed Constant: Mars prominent or afflicted.

Stellar Treatment: To save the life of the patient operations are sometimes necessary. And in such circumstances there are always severe progressed afflictions. and some aspect, usually an affliction , to Mars.

Usually there is a certain period within which the time for the operation can be selected. And it is important that the Moon, as shown in the ephemeris, shall be as far away from the place operated on as possible. And if possible a time should be selected when good aspects are forming. Good aspects to Mars show that the operation will be performed skillfully.

After the operation, Solar and Lunar etheric energies may be applied to the patient to replenish the strength and vitality. This is also will conduce to the healing process. Such other treatment may be used as the nature of the case calls for.

Chart 244, with Mars square Sun and Mercury from angles, had three major operations in 1913 under progressed Venus square Mars r.

Chart 245, with Mars sextile Sun and Mercury and trine Moon, had an operation in March, 1921, under progressed Mars semi-square Jupiter r.

Chart 248, with Mars square Venus, had an operation in March, 1915, under progressed Mars square Saturn r.

Chart 271, with Mars sesqui-square Asc. and Jupiter, had an operation in April, 1928, under progressed Mars sesqui-square Neptune r and Sun p.

Chart 282, with Mars in the 1st square Mercury, had an operation in March, 1931, under Mars P Neptune p, and Sun sesqui-square Uranus p.

Chart 293, with Mars square Sun and Mercury, had an operation in December, 1930, under progressed Mercury square Mars p.

Chart 312, with Mars square Pluto, had an operation in July 1911, under Mars sesqui-square Saturn p.

Ovary Troubles.�Birth- chart Constant: Venus afflicted.

Progressed Constant: An aspect, usually an affliction, to Venus; or heavy rallying afflictions.

Stellar Treatment: Vitamin E and Vitamin A are absolutely essential if the ovaries are to perform their functions normally. And as there is a close association between the ovaries and the thyroid gland, the diet should not be deficient in iodine.

The stellar structure mapped by Venus should treated with the planetary energies of Saturn, and , if under-vitalized, also with planetary energies of the Sun. According to whether they are over-stimulated or under-stimulated the region of the ovaries should be treated and charged with either the etheric energies of the Sun or the etheric energies of the Moon.

Ovary trouble is almost always associated with emotional disturbances. Thereforce, the patient should receive specific instructions as to what thoughts should be cultivated to correct the emotional reactions which are associated with the particular trouble being treated. And for the same purpose, the thought-treatment in the region of the solar plexus is quite an important factor.

The region of the thyroid glands, as well as the ovaries, should be treated with etheric energies.

Chart 248: female. Nov. 14, 1872, 11:00 a.m. 74W. 40-43N.

Venus square Mars.

Suffered with ovary troubles, and in March, 1915, as progressed, with Venus square Moon r, and Mars Square Saturn r, she had her ovaries removed at the same time the uterus was also removed in an operation for fibrous tumor.

Palpitation of Heart.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Palsy.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Pancreatitis.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Paralysis.�Birth-chart Constant: Uranus afflicted, and usually Mercury also afflicted.

Progressed Constant: An aspect to Uranus commonly; but other heavy afflictions, especially to Mercury, may bring it on if the birth-chart constant gives pronounced indications of paralysis.

Stellar Treatment: The diet, of course, should be that favorable to Mercury and Uranus. And as the intense action of the mental factors tend to affect the parathyroids, every effort should be made to induce a lessening of mental and nervous strain.

The stellar structure mapped by Uranus should be given the planetary energies of Jupiter. And in the thought-treatment of the solar plexus, and in the education of the patient as to his thinking, the aim should be made to eliminate discords and strains. Excitement and violent emotions should be discouraged. The nerves may be relieved of their tension through charging with Solar and Lunar etheric energies; or if they refuse to function properly, these energies will assist them to regain their normal state.

The most important thing, however, is to induce in the patient a calm, poised, harmonious type of thinking.

Chart 262; male. Sept. 10, 1890, 7:20a m. 76-45W. 40N.

Uranus conjunction Mercury, semi-square Saturn.

In 1927, as progressed, with Sun conjunction Uranus r, and Mercury conjunction Asc. r, he had paralysis of the bowels.

Chart 297; male. Feb. 19, 1861, 4:00 a.m. 91-15W. 32-48N.

Uranus conjunction Moon, square Sun

On his 41st birthday, with Pluto semi-sextile Uranus, and Mercury a few minutes more than one degree past the perfect square to the Moon, he had a stroke. He recovered from it.

Chart 298, female. March 20, 1864, 7:30 p.m. 84W. 43-50N.

Uranus square Mercury.

Following an obsession 1922,as progressed, with Mars square Uranus p she had a stroke which partially paralyzed the organs of speech.

Paranoia.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Parents; Difficulties With. � See B. of L. Astrological Report No. 5, �When do Parents Die?"

Partnership Difficulties.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Partner's money; Difficulties Over.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Pellagra.�Birth-chart Constant: Afflictions form Saturn.

Progressed Constant: Afflictions to negative planets, usually to Saturn.

Stellar Treatment: This is a typical Saturn Disease caused by diet deficiency. It is due to absence of Vitamin G. As if is fully discussed in lesson No. 224, here it is only necessary to mention that the Saturn stellar structure should be treated with the planetary energies of Venus, and that the patient should be charged with Solar etheric energies, especially in the region of the spleen, to build up vitality. Whatever rallying forces are present should receive their proper antidote. But diet containing proper vitamins is the prime necessity.

Chart 300; female. May 19, 1883, 8:40 a.m. 83-53W. 43-37N.

Saturn conjunction Sun.

In June, 1932, as Sun was just past semi-square Saturn r, and was semi-square Pluto, and Mars was P Saturn , Pellagra developed.

Pericarditis. � See Heart Trouble.

Peritonitis.�Birth-chart Constant: Afflictions in Virgo, or Mercury heavily afflicted.

Progressed Constant: An aspect, usually an affliction to Mars.

Stellar Treatment: Either the mental reactions or the diet, or both, are such as to affect the parathyroid glands and develop an imbalance due to lack of ability to handle calcium. Both the diet and the education of the patient to a less irritating type of thinking are important. As the result of improper diet and improper thinking an undue sensitiveness is developed, which, because of the birth-chart constants, affects the serous membrane lines the cavity of the abdomen and covers the intestines.

Then when a progressed aspect to Mars, especially an affliction, is present, the adrenalin and intercortin supply is affected, and as the chemicals to neutralize acidity and inflammation are insufficient, inflammation develops.

The stellar structure mapped by the planets in Virgo, or by the afflicted Mercury, should be given the planetary energies of their antidote. The stellar structure mapped by Mars should be given Lunar planetary energies, and the locality of the inflammation should be treated with Lunar etheric energies.

Chart 299; male. Sept. 1899, 6:00 p.m. 75W. 40-45N.

Sun, Venus and Mercury in Virgo, square Saturn, opposition Asc.

Feb. 26, 1917, as progressed, with Mars semi-square Sun r, and Mars sesqui-square Asc. r, he died of peritonitis.

Pernicious Anemia. See Anemia.

Phobias.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Pigmentation; Loss Of. � Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Plague. � Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Pleurisy.�Birth-chart Constant: Afflictions in Gemini, or Mercury heavily afflicted.

Progressed Constant: An aspect to Mercury at the same time there are heavy rallying afflictions, usually from Mars.

Stellar Treatment: Pleurisy, which is inflammation of the membrane which lines the chest-walls and covers the lungs, occurs in two forms, the acute type, and the chronic type. The acute type is called dry pleurisy, because there is no exudation. In the chronic form there is an accumulation of a large amount of fluid in the chest upon the affected side, which may simply serum or contain pus. Prominent negative planets, especially the Moon, seem to favor the accumulation of such fluid.

The sensitiveness, due to chemical imbalance brought about by the parathyroids. becomes more pronounced in the region ruled by Gemini. When rallying forces still further upset the chemical balance, so that the toxic irritants in the blood are not neutralized, inflammation of the pleura takes place.

Diet, thought-treatment and the educational factor should have for and the restoration of the normal activity of the parathyroid glands to overcome the too great sensitiveness, and the strengthening of the adrenal glands so that there is sufficient adrenalin and intercortin to clear the irritants form the blood.

The stellar structure of planets in Gemini, or Mercury, and Mars should be given the planetary energies of their antidotes. Solar etheric energy in the region of the chest usually is beneficial, but the type of treatment must be influenced by the birth-chart and progressed factors of the particular case.

Chart 301; male. Jan. 14, 1878, 8:34 a m. 79-45W. 42-08N.

No Planets in Gemini, but Mercury is square to Mars.

March 20, 1924, as progressed, with Mercury semi-sextile Sun, Uranus square Moon r, Venus square Moon r, and Venus opposition Uranus r, he had pleurisy which was quite serious for six weeks. Mars is unusually afflicted in the birth-chart, but unaspected by progression.

Pneumonia. � Birth-chart Constant: Sun afflicted by Saturn, Neptune or the Moon.

Progressed Constant: An aspect to Mercury, and an affliction to either Saturn, Moon, Neptune or Venus.

Stellar Treatment: In B of L. Astrological Report No. 16, the birth-charts and progressed charts 100 people at the time they had pneumonia are analyzed.

Every effort should be made to overcome the negative condition. The diet should favor the Sun in particular, and restore the front pituitary and thyroid glands to their normal functions. The various negative planetary influences tend to depress the glands also which normally oust invading conditions. The mineral salts and vitamins are important, as are iodine, manganese and iron.

Positive thinking should be encouraged, and the stellar structure mapped by the Sun strengthened with suitable planetary energies. The thought-element should tend to increase the positiveness. And the whole body, especially the spleen, should be thoroughly charged with Solar etheric energies to increase the vitality and power of resistance. Lunar etheric energies may be used to reduce the fever. Good nursing is important.

Chart 255; male. Dec. 5, 1859, 8:00 a.m. 79W. 42-50N.

Sun applying to square Neptune, trine Moon. Venus, Moon and Pluto, all in angles making the negativeness pronounced.

In November, 1909, (asthma also developed this year) as progressed, with Mercury square Moon r and Mars square Saturn r he had pneumonia.

Poisoning.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Prison Fever.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Procrastination.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Psittacosis. � Will be considered in an Astrological Report .

Ptomaine Poisoning. � Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Publishing Difficulties. �Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Pulmonary Diseases.�See Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Asthma, etc.

Pus.�See abscess, Infection. etc.

Pyloric Troubles.�Birth-chart Constant: An afflicted planet in Virgo; or much less commonly, a severely afflicted Mercury.

Progressed Constant: An aspect to the planet in Virgo, or to Mercury, at the same time heavy rallying forces afflict.

Stellar Treatment: The thoughts and diet, to restore chemical balance through the parathyroids, and to overcome digestive disturbances, are unusually important. The stellar structure mapping the afflictions should receive their planetary antidotes. The thought treatment should be quite thorough. Etheric energies should be applied to this region where the stomach joins the small intestines, both to carry the planetary energies there and to give vigor and vitality.

Chart 302; female. Dec. 9, 1883, 9:00 p.m. 112-30W 39N.

Uranus in Virgo, square Sun and Mercury

Feb. 6, 1905, as progressed, with Mercury trine Uranus r (square at birth), Asc. conjunction Uranus r, and Venus opposition Jupiter r, inflammation of the pylorus had advanced so far as to necessitate an operation changing the outlet of the stomach to the other side.

Pyorrhea.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Rabies.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Rachiotis. � Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Rash.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Rattlesnake Bite. � Will be considered in an Astrological Report .

Real Estate Difficulties.�Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Relatives: Difficulties With. � See B of L. Astrological Report. Does Brother or Sister Die?"

Recklessness. � Will be considered in an Astrological Report.

Rheumatism. � Birth-chart Constant: Mars and Saturn afflicted, especially if they afflict each other.

Progressed Constant: An aspect, especially an affliction, either to Saturn or Mars.

Stellar Treatment: Whether of the acute type or the chronic type, whether affecting the muscles or the joints, there is always a serious chemical imbalance present in which the adrenalin and intercortin supply are insufficient to neutralize the acid- ity of the blood. Infection is also present in some types. Sometimes the difficulty is due to uric acid in the blood, from the nucleus of meat. Diet deficiencies of the Saturn type are a contributing cause. The diet should be such as advocated for Saturn afflictions and Mars afflictions, excess of meat and acid producing foods being avoided. Exposure to wet and cold lower the vitality, decrease the adrenalin and intercortin supply, and enables the disease to develop. They should be avoided.

In addition to great care as to diet and avoidance of exposure, the stellar structure mapped by Mars and Saturn should receive the planetary energies of their antiodotes. The thought-treatment should aim to restore a normal chemical balance to the body. Both Solar etheric energies and Lunar etheric energies, as called for by the local circumstances, may be used to great advantage; the Solar to warm and stimulate, the Lunar to reduce inflammation.

Chart 294 ; female. June 23, 1876, 12: 30 a.m. 93-10W. 44N.

Saturn square Sun; Mars conjunction Moon in an angle.

In 1897, with Sun sesqui-square Saturn p and P Mars p, she had rheumatism.

Chart 303; female. May 22, 1903, 3:44 p.m. 94:30W. 35-25N.

Saturn semi-square Uranus, sextile Moon and trine Sun. Mars opposition Moon, square Uranus.

In 1921, as progressed, with Mars square Neptune p and Mercury trine Saturn p, she had rheumatism.

Rheumatic Fever. � Will be considered in an Astrological Report .

Rickets.�Birth-chart Constant: An affliction from Saturn

Progressed Constant: An aspect to negative planets, especially to Saturn.

Stellar Treatment: Rickets develop when there is insufficient calcium or phosphorus, or when, due to lack of Vitamin D, these materials can not be properly handled. When calcium and phosphorus are supplied in the food, rickets can be cured with ultra-violet light or by Vitamin D. Lesson No. 222 goes into details of this disease.

Solar planetary energies applied to the stellar structure mapped by Saturn are beneficial, and Solar etheric energies may be used to five vigor and vitality.

Chart 304; female. Dec. 27, 1929, 11:16 p.m. 84-30W. 39N.

Commencing at 10 months old, as progressed, with Sun square Uranus r, and Saturn trine Neptune r, she suffered for a year and a half with rickets.

The Brotherhood of Light. Box 1525, Los Angeles, Calif. Branch Letter � K. Serial No. 207 Course XVI.

Branch of Science � Stellar Diagnosis and Stellar Healing.

Part XI. Diagnosis and Treatment: Menopause, to Rickets. Examination Questions.

1. What two sets of glands are involved in menopause troubles?

2. What is the birth-chart constant of miscarriage?

3. What is essential in the food if miscarriage is to be avoided?

4. What stellar structure needs special attention to overcome money troubles?

5. What is the birth-chart constant and the progressed constant of mumps?

6. What planets in particular conduce to nervousness?

7. What are the two planets, one of which, and usually both, are involved in neuralgia?

8. What additional constant is present in neuritis that may not be present in nervousness or neuralgia?

9. What glands are affected in all nervous troubles?

10.What two planets tend toward obesity?

11. Why should some starch or sugar be eaten when violent exercise is resorted to reduce weight?

12. What are the three planets any one of which when severely afflicted may tend to obsession?

13. What is the nature of the stellar treatment for obsession?

14. Aspects to what planet are present at the time an operation is performed?

15. Where should the Moon be located at the time an operation is performed?

16. Afflictions to what planet tend toward ovary troubles?

17. What is the most common birth-chart and progressed constant of paralysis ?

18. Absence of what vitamin causes pellagra?

19. What is the birth-chart constant of peritonitis?

20. What is the birth-chart constant of pleurisy?

21. What is the progressed constant of pleurisy?

22. What birth-chart and progressed conditions are present in pneumonia?

23. What is the progressed constant for pyloric troubles?

24. What two planets are involved in rheumatism?

25. To what deficiency is rickets due?