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Lesson 1: Chart Delineation
Lesson 2: The Individuality; Spiritual Strength
Lesson 3: The Personality
Lesson 4: The Mentality
Lesson 5: Vocation and Finance
Lesson 6: Love -- Marriage -- Children
Lesson 7: Delineation: Religion, Philosophy
Lesson 8: Delineation: Friends and Enemies -- Brothers and Sisters....
Lesson 9: Health and Sickness
Lesson 10: Hopes -- Wishes -- Aspirations; Sorrow and Self-Undoing....
Lesson 11: Progression of the Horoscope
Lesson 12: The Progressed Chart
Lesson 13: Transits, Lunations, Eclipses

The Western Wisdom Teachings
Senior Extension Astrology Course
Lesson No. 1

Student's Letter

Dear Friend:

   You have completed our Junior and Senior Courses in Astrology, and we now offer you, as an earnest student, this Senior Extension Course in delineation, progression, transits, etc.

   As you pursue your study of the marching orbs, wherein the great and admirable works of the invisible and all-glorious God are so manifestly apparent, cultivate an attitude of adoration of the divine essence in all life and a thankfulness to God for your existence. Be humble and let no natural knowledge, however profound and transcendental it may be, elate your mind, or withdraw you from your duty to God and to the service of humanity.

   The more that knowledge is enlarged by the divine science of Astrology, the more will you magnify the power and wisdom of the Almighty God, if you do not prostitute it for material gain, self-aggrandizement, or personal exploitation.

   If there are selfish motives behind your interest in Astrology, the moment you practice the Science with such motives, at that moment will your powers be withdrawn, and your ability to read the horoscope taken away from you. From that time on you will only scratch the surface. The inner, hidden meaning will remain undisclosed.

   High truths are not suitable for low and profane practices, such as the using of Astrology for monetary gain. Remember, dear student, that when you gaze on a horoscope, you look into the inmost secrets of a soul, so beware, lest you treat it lightly and profane that which God creates.

   The holier you are, the nearer you approach God in your religious duties, the purer judgment will you be able to give those who seek your help and assistance.

   The divine and sacred Science of Astrology has been sadly degraded into superstition by soothsayers and erectors of horoscopes all during the middle and modern ages up to the present period where the peak has been reached of misconception, misunderstanding and stupidity, by those least qualified to practice it. Only in the ancient times was it practiced and treated as a divine attainment.

   Also remember, that at one can not be a true astrologer unless one has a thorough comprehension of the spiritual side of life, gleaned through an understanding of the Bible, as taught by those capable of correctly interpreting it. Study The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, therefore if you wish to become a true astrologer, because it will help you to understand this divine divine Book, besides explaining in a clarified manner the invisible workings of God and Nature.

   Nothing is indifferent in Nature. A stone upon a road may break or modify profoundly the destinies of the greatest men or of the greatest empires.

   Each star in the celestial spaces has its direct and indirect influence upon each human ego. The stars are bound to one another by the attraction which holds them in equilibrium and causes them to move with uniformity through space. From all spheres unto all spheres there stretch these indestructible networks of light and there is no point upon any planet to which one of them is not attached.

   It will often be found that one part of a delineation will be apparently in direct contradiction to a statement made in another part of the me delineation. To the thinking person such contradictions, such paradoxes, are easily recognizable, therefore easily reconcilable.

   In every phase of nature are to be found these manifold differences. In some phases near the surface and quickly discernible, and in other phases so deeply embedded as to be almost impossible to discover and uproot.

   Some persons are parsimonious in the household and extravagant in business; others, large-handed at home and niggardly at the office. Why? Diversity of character and personality so necessary to soul-growth.

   All life is paradoxical, contradictory, ever-changing, and manifests under the material guise of untold and innumerable parts and phases.

   Good and bad are purely relative terms. In reality, all is good. What is bad is self generated and good in the making. A horoscope is not necessarily good because its portents so imply. Sometimes it is the very reverse, for it is in the struggle of life that we develop strength. So few of us are strong enough to stand prosperity.

   In a nativity that promises too much good and happiness there lurk the snares of indolence, laziness, mental and spiritual lethargy, waste, materialism, luxury and ease; so that a person does not exert himself and becomes driftwood upon the ocean of life. Another who has what we term a very afflicted radix, is roused by the adverse conditions and by sheer force of Will conquers himself and becomes master of his destiny.

   In most cases, bad horoscopes are greater blessings than good ones. The purpose of suffering, adversity, sickness, anguish, sadness, and unhappiness is not vengeance but education and experience. And when once we realize that, we shall cease to fume, complain and ask, "Why is this happening to me? What have I done to deserve all this?"

   Instead we shall know that we do deserve it and the only "out" is to make the best of it, endeavoring all the while to live to a set of ideals which will relegate like suffering in the future to a state of oblivion.

   And remember above all, fellow student, that we must study the Western Wisdom Teachings only to develop ourselves in order that we may help those in sorrow and distress; to develop ourselves only that we may serve.

   May the Light of true spiritual understanding shine within you.

Yours in fellowship,
  Fellow Students of The Western Wisdom Teachings

In this course we are going to delineate a chart, using the keyword system, the latter being compact and specific. (Ref., Lesson No. 22, Junior Astrology Course.)

   After the basic, fundamental principles of a sign, aspect and house have been defined, then it is well to embellish and add thereto all that we can. But first, delineate by keywords.

   For references in detailed delineation, see Simplified Scientific Astrology and The Message of the Stars.

   We strongly advise the earnest student, the seeker of the great spiritual truths of the Divine Science of Astrology, to study The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, for without a working knowledge of the Rosicrucian Teachings the higher, spiritual truths of the Science and the intuitive faculties of delineating a map will ever remain a closed book to him.

   Especially, we wish to refer him to chapters and pages on the vehicles and bodies of man. (Ref., Chapter 1, Visible and Invisible Worlds, The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, and pages 57 to 76, 139 to 143, and page 298.)

  The Rosicrucian Fellowship, in analyzing a chart, usually adheres to a definite standard of form and arrangement, like the following in sequential order:

   The following tables are the longitudes of the planets, the declinations of same and the sign, degree and minute to be placed on the necessary six houses in order to erect the horoscope of a male, born July 4, 1932; 2:15 A.M., Standard Time, Los Angels, California. [optional]

   Please insert the planets in the wheel of the enclosed blank [printed version]; work out the aspects, parallels, elements, etc. (Review Junior Astrology Lesson No. 20 for aspects and 22 for keywords. Also review pages 81 to 89, Simplified Scientific Astrology. The ruler of the chart is described on page 420, Message of the Stars.)




  A complete index of this chart is required for grading.

Horoscope Data Sheet:

Name: Senior Extension Astrology Lesson No. 1
Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Lat.: 34 deg. N
Long.: 118 deg. W.
Birth Date: July 4, 1932
Birth Time: 2:15 A.M.
   [Std. Time]
Std Time: Pacific
  [Choose One:

House Cusps:

Asc.: Gemini 04:29
2nd House: Gemini 29:00
3rd House: Cancer 21:00
4th House:
5th House:
6th House:
7th House:
8th House:
9th House:
10th House: Aquarius 15:00
11th House: Pisces 15:00
12th House: Aries 23:00


Essentially Dignified:
Critical Degree:

Planets' Declination:

Sun: 22N53
Venus: 19N15
Mercury: 20N53
Moon: 26N33
Saturn: 19S53
Jupiter: 14N56
Mars: 21N41
Uranus: 08N26
Neptune: 10N06
Pluto: 22N24
Dragon's Head:
Dragon's Tail:
Asc.: 20N57
M.C.: 16S12
Part of Fortune: 22N04


Dragon's Head:
Dragon's Tail:
Part of Fortune:

Position of Planets:

Position of Sun: Cancer 12:12
House Location of Sun:
Position of Venus: Cancer 04:03R
House Location of Venus:
Position of Mercury: Leo 03:26
House Location of Mercury:
Position of Moon: Cancer 18:05
House Location of Moon:
Position of Mars: Gemini 08:31
House Location of Mars:
Position of Saturn: Aquarius 02:52R
House Location of Saturn:
Position of Jupiter: Leo 22:15
House Location of Jupiter:
Position of Uranus: Aries 23:09
House Location of Uranus:
Position of Neptune: Virgo 05:50
House Location of Neptune:
Position of Pluto: Cancer 21:35
House Location of Pluto:
Position of Dragon's Head : Pisces 20:28
House Location of Dragon's Head:
Position of Part of Fortune: Gemini 10:22
House Location of Part of Fortune:

[End of Chart]

Ascendant and Ruler

  The Ascendant rules the physical body, the constitution, appearance and childhood environment.

  The Ascendant is the physical envelope through which man, of necessity, expresses himself in his present life.

  It is the instrument through which the higher principles that make up man manifest naturally.

  Everything in the horoscope, good or bad, must manifest in our daily lives through the Ascendant, the Rising Sign. Thus it is a lens through which all influences have to pass, suffering modification in doing so.

   The Message of the Stars tells us that the Rising Sign, or Ascendant, is the basic factor in determining the constitution and form of the physical body. Further investigations have shown that the reason for this fact is that at the time of conception, when the seed atom was planted in the ovum, the Moon, which is the Cosmic Agent of Fecundity, projected its fertilizing ray through the sign and degree which later rises at the moment of birth (or its opposite). (Reference, The Message of the Stars, pages 88, 89, 90, 91.)

  Whatever phase of the chart is being delineated, see what agreement, assistance, or cooperation: or what disagreement, discord, or variance, it has with the Ascendant. Then qualify its manifestation accordingly.

Ruler of Chart

  It is considered that one planet (of the Sun or Moon), in a special sense stands in the horoscope for the native, or person for whom the nativity is erected, while the rest of the nativity represents aspects of his life which are external to him, as, for example, his friends, occupation, wife, children, and so on.

  This planet is called the Ruler of Lord of the Horoscope.

  It is usually the Ruler of the Ascendant, but not invariably so, for if that planet is very weak, whereas another is much stronger, as by rising near the Ascendant, with strong aspects, or by being on the M.C., it may become ruler. It is then the ruler of the Personal Self, much as the Ascendant and first house generally are, and in a certain sense all the rest of the map may be regarded as subject to this rulership. In other words, the spirit or Ego is limited in expression to the imperfections of the physical or personal self, the instrument through which it must express in one particular life on earth.

  But in most cases the ruler of the ascendant is the ruler of the horoscope and in the chart we are delineating Mercury is the ruler.

Physical Description

  Ascertained by the Ascendant, planets in the first house, Ruler of the Sagittarius, Sun, Moon, and any group of planets in any one sign. (Reference, page 89, The Message of the Stars.)

Physical Power

  Ascertained by the Sun, Moon, Ascendant, Mars and Saturn.(Reference, page 149, Simplified Scientific Astrology.)

  Gemini Rising: Common, Airy, Flexible, and Mental.

  Ascendant Square Neptune: Wily and subtle in times of temptation.

  Ascendant Trine Saturn: Great persistence, courage and dependability.

  Ascendant Parallel Mercury: Frankness, open mind, quick perception.

  Ascendant Parallel Saturn: Balance and depth of mind when other factors are favorable.

  Part of Fortune in Ascendant and Parallel Ascendant: Furnishes pabulum for soul-growth in the personality and environment through efforts of the Physical Body.

   Mercury Parallel Part of Fortune: Furnishes incentive and reason for the accumulation of material wealth and possessions.


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1] Synthesize in one short paragraph the following configurations:

  [a] Ascendant square Neptune.

  [b] Ascendant trine Saturn.

  [c] Ascendant parallel Mercury.

  [d] Ascendant parallel Saturn.

  [e] Part of Fortune in Ascendant and parallel Ascendant.

2] Describe briefly the Physical Body of this Boy. (Reference, Pages 89 and 95, The Message of the Stars.)

3] Give briefly, in keywords, the following effects:

  [a] Mars conjunction Ascendant.

  [b] Mars parallel Ascendant.

  [c] Mercury in the third house.

  [d] Mercury sextile Ascendant.

  [e] Mercury parallel Ascendant.

  [f] Mercury sextile Mars.

  [g] Mercury parallel Mars.

  [h] Mercury parallel Part of Fortune.

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Note: Please do not fail to read and reread the pages in which you find the answers to these questions. After carefully studying the subject matter, strive to condense your answer as much as possible, taking into consideration the principal points.

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