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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. 6

Love, Marriage and Children

The Rosicrucian Philosophy teaches us that we should overcome and transmute all selfish love which seeks the ownership of another and which operates on the material plane in a purely physical way. We should endeavor to sublimate selfish love into an all-embracing, atruistic, spiritual love which is of the soul and includes all things, high or low, increasing in proportion to the needs of the recipient.

  (Ref., Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception, pages 464, 471.)

   There was a time when man-in-the-making was male-female and able to beget children without the assistance of another, but when one pole of the creative force was directed upward to build the brain and the larynx, mankind ceased to be bi-sexual and thenceforth each male or female had to seek its complement to accomplish the begetting of children.

   Therefore marriage was instituted by the angels as a sacrament and the sacred rite of generation was performed under their supervision in great temples at certain times of the year when the interplanetary lines of force were propitious for propagation. The rest of the time all lived together in the paradisaical bliss of chase companionship. Therefore parturition was painless, and sickness and sorrow were unknown.

   But when under the guidance of the fallen angels, the Lucifer spirits, mankind commenced to exercise the creative function for pleasure, regardless of the Stellar Ray, death entered and woman began to bring forth her children in sorrow and suffering.

   The purpose of marriage is the perpetuation of the race and according to the physical natures of the parents, plus their environment, will the child be.

  (Ref., pages 448, 449, Message of the Stars.)

   Parents are held rigidly responsible for the care and custody of children. The privilege of rendering service and help to an incoming Ego is a divine one and woe be unto him who misuses this privilege by neglect or carelessness.

   Therefore, Fellow Student, let us endeavor, to the best of our ability, to live up to the highest spiritual concepts of love and marriage and consider it a sacred duty to apply our knowledge of these higher truths in the treatment, management, and education of our children.


   Shown chiefly by the 5th house, planets therein and aspects thereto. If there are not planets therein consider ruler of the sign on the cusp of the 5th house and the sign Leo, natural ruler of that house.

   Also consider well the moral and emotional natures when you judge a nativity from the standpoint of love.

  (Ref., page 78, Message of the Stars.)


   Indicated by the 7th house, planets therein, aspects thereto and the sign Libra. If house is vacant, consider ruler of sign on the cusp.

   In a woman's chart, the 7th house, Libra, and the planets Sun and Venus.

   In a man's chart, 7th house, Libra, and the planets Moon and Venus.

  (Ref., pages 457, 458, Message of the Stars.)


   Ascertained by both charts of the parents. In a single chart of a prospective parent by--

   Fifth house and the planets Moon, Venus, and Jupiter.

  (Ref., page 460, Message of the Stars.)


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1] [a] What sign rules the 5th house in the horoscope?

[b] What planet rules the 5th house in the horoscope?

[c] Name the natural 5th house ruler of the chart.

[d] Name one other planet influencing the 5th house.

[e] Name one other sign influencing the 5th house.

2] Name the sign and planet ruling the 7th house.

3] At what time of life should marriage bring this boy the most happiness? Why?

4] Write 300 words on the future prospects of love, marriage, and children, as shown in this boy's horoscope.


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Answers to Lesson No. 5:

   1] Air signs on Midheaven Ascendant, second and sixth cusps cusps (Aquarius, Gemini and Libra) would show success in any literary, artistic, or clerical pursuit involving study or research. The tendency to follow a number of vocations is indicated.

   The second house is strongly fortified with Gemini on the cusp and the Sun, Moon, and Venus therein.

   Gemini on the cusp of the second house will bring this boy changeable fortunes and a diversity of mental pursuits, and these conditions are augmented by the Moon. The latter promises a future of fluctuating finances.

   Venus in the second house is in its own house. This almost guarantees financial success but it will also tend to make this boy wasteful, prodigal, and he will usually spend more titan he earns, squandering his money on pleasures, women and sybaritic muses. His emotions also will have much to do with his financial gains and losses.

   Venus and the Sun, both posited in Cancer, the latter a good business sign, will give him a leaning toward dealing in commodities that are used by everybody, or which are commonly used in everyday life and in the home.

   A business which has a quick turnover will bring financial results to this boy.

   Cancer has practically the entire rulership over the second house though Mercury is the ruler of the sign on its cusp, and Mercury is a good business planet also, ruling the middleman, the commission merchant, the agent, the go-between, the writer, thinker, the mental creator.

   The Sun in the second house, in Cancer, in conjunction with the Moon, will cause this troy to want to change his jobs often until he finally settles down to his life's work. The Sun in the second house, in Cancer, is very promising for monetary gain, however, the tendency to squander his money will always dog his footsteps and the, thought of "easy come, easy go" will invariably haunt him. One can be poor on an income of a million if one spends two million.

   The Sun in Cancer is especially fortunate for success in later years.

   Cancer people are often pioneers in certain lines of business or in new endeavors. Their great tenacity enables them to persist until they arrive at a certain standard. And when they have reached that standard they are ready to start something new.

   Mars, with the help of the sextile to Mercury and the trine to Saturn, and Uranus trine Jupiter, will give him the urge to invent things in a mechanical, literary, and philosophical way that should be of some benefit to humanity.

   All in all the second house is excellently fortified and promises much financial success and money through the native's own efforts, in spite of the aforementioned conditions of fluctuation and prognosticated "ups and downs."

   Mercury in third house house is especially suitable for business that takes the native on short journeys. Selling will probably be followed at some interval in life and he could become an excellent commercial traveler for an engineering firm demonstrating mechanical models. Gemini on Ascendant gives great dexterity and the Moon in the second house gives him favor as a salesman and makes him well liked by the public.

   The sixth house is one of voluntary service which we perform as our share of the world's work for an equivalent share of the world's wealth.

   The sixth house, in the horoscope we are delineating, is ruled by Venus, as Libra is on the cusp. Venus being in the second house will put this boy under the yoke of business and engender in him a maximum of ambition for success in the material affairs and things of life.

   Mars is also prominent in the rulership of the sixth house, because of Scorpio's interception therein.

   This will give him energy and enthusiasm in his work and make him skillful and methodical never resting until his work is as perfect as he can make it, even if he is forced to do it over and over again.

   And because Venus, ruler of the sixth house, is in the second house, and Mars, coruler of the sixth house, is in the Ascendant, together with the Sun and Moon in the second house also, he will always be chiefly concerned with business, the making of money and the acquiring of material things. For his heart is very definitiely located in the lower desire-phase of temporal cravings, wherein the acquisition of wealth, fame and fortune hold supreme sway.

   The eighth house is devoid of planets and has twenty-nine degrees of Sagittarius on the cusp with Jupoter as ruler of the house in Leo in the fourth house. This will bring him money in later life from his wife, from legacies or through partnerships, as Sagittarius is also on the cusp of the seventh house, Jupiter ruler thereof.

   Jupiter trine uranus will bring him success through law or mechanical pursuits. As teaching is so strongly stressed, he may find work as a professor or lecturer on law or engineering.

   The tenth house is ruled by Saturn and Uranus with some influence from Jupiter.

   Saturn's influence in Aquarius will make the boy deliberate and serious-minded with an inclination for science, literature, philosophy and law. He will no doubt be forced to work hard and earn all his horrors and any other position of importance he may ever occupy. And when he will have earned it, Uranus will suddenly shower recognition and honors upon him, though he may be diffident about them, the Moon being square Uranus.

   However he must keep a constant lookout because just when fame and fortune are being showered profusely, Uranus is quite liable to double-cross him, upset his best laid plants and bring sudden disaster . . . short lived in his case, however.

   If mechanical inclinations were developed and the advantages of Saturn, Mars and Uranus in this chart were stressed in vocational education, engineering. would be a strong and profitable field. Mars gives aggressiveness and dynamic energy for active work. Saturn shoulders responsibility and lends system and foresight. Uranus gives ingenuity and ability to solve problems, also inventive ability for the development of new ideas and cleverness in adapting the latest advances of science.

   The trine between uranus and Jupiter, both corulers of the tenth house, should bring him fame at some time of life.

   Saturn ruling the tenth house, in the ninth house, will give the boy a tremendous leaning toward the writing and study of law and the studies of philosophy, physics, and metaphysics.

   Saturn at home in Aquarius in ninth house trine Mars makes a good lawyer or judge.

   In résumé, the chart from the vocational and financial standpoints, promises much success and money through application, arduous work, and a serious concentration on the more profound phases of the conditions which lie beneath the surface of physical life.

   2] Journalist, lecturer, or writer: because --

   Gemini rising: mental sign, writing.

   Mars in Gemini sextile Mercury in third house: literary ability, expression.

   Air signs on Midheaven, second, and sixth cusps: literary, intellectual or mental vocation.

   Mercury, ruler of horoscope, in natural house, third: evidence of natural expression in writing, speaking or journalism.

   Mars in Ascendant trine Saturn in 9th house in Aquarius: could write on religion or law.

   Aquarius on Midheaven: a fixed, mental sign, original, inventive: this augmented by Sun, Moon, and Venus in Cancer, gives him great imagination and foresight.

   Using best aspects of mercury and Neptune: added expression and inspiration.

   Teacher: because --

   Mercury ruler of chart: school teacher.

   Jupiter and Mercury arc in Leo: latter natural 5th house ruler: house of teaching.

   Jupiter trine Uranus: could teach law or mechanical subjects.

   Mercury opposition Saturn enables him to teach saturnine subjects: penetration, depth of mind.

   Aquarius on Midheaven and Saturn in Aquarius: inclination for scientific teaching and work in the laboratory.

   3] The boy's financial prospects are excellent.

   Sun, Moon, and Venus in 2nd house in Cancer indicate money.

   Saturn, well aspected in 9th, in Aquarius, ruling the latter sign and 10th house also, indicates success.

   Part of Fortune in Ascendant.

   Mercury, part ruler of 2nd house, situated in 3rd house and ruler of horoscope, sextile Mars on the Ascendant, in Mercury's sign, shows money from mental pursuits.

   The Sun, Moon, and Venus in Cancer, and in the 2nd house will prove him to be addicted to the making of money, and almost guarantees him success in this field, but always there lurks the danger of extravagance.

   Planets in Cancer in 2nd house show wealth from family as well as being an excellent indication for earned income.

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