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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. 8


Friends and Enemies -- Brothers and Sisters -- Journeys

The Master Christ said to His disciples: "Henceforth I call you not servants, but friends." (John, 15:15.)

  Friendship in its real sense is holy. It is an understanding and harmony which exists and should exist among all classes of people in the world. Friendship is the embryonic stage of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity. The latter identifies itself with neither country nor race and constitutes the only path that leads to emancipation and God.

  Therefore friendship is all important because it leads to Brotherhood...the Universal Brotherhood which will make the next great step in man's progress on his long and wondrous journey from the clod to God, from protoplasm to conscious unity with the Father; that

  (Ref., pages 335, 360, 384, 385, 388, 393, 399, 400, 406, 435, 437, 463, in The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception.)

  Brothers and Sisters are Egos to which we are drawn, (or they drawn to us), but bonds of Karma generated in past lives. The manner in which we discharge this Karma, be it good or evil, constitutes our progression or retrogression on the Pathway of Spiritual development.

  If brothers and sisters in a family fail to get along well together, it is for the enlightened one of the group to try to the utmost of his or her ability to promote love and harmony by self-renunciation, self-abnegation and cheerful, self-forgetting service. For "He that would be the greatest among you, let him be the servant of all."

  In the ultimate, Fellow Student, the whole of humanity must be our brothers and sisters whom we love devotedly. We must be consumed by an all-embracing, altruistic love for all mankind. This is an absolute necessity before any real spiritual progress can be made.

  Friendship, the love for our own family, or the love for others, is simply the realization of the oneness of all life with God. Separateness is illusion. And there is nothing of a physical nature about friendship and love. They are the outcome of a purely spiritual understanding.

  To have friends we must endeavor to be patient in bearing with the defects and infirmities of others, of whatever sort they might be. For all of us have our failing which must be borne with by others.

  We would quite willingly have others perfect and yet we fail to amend our own faults. We would have others severely corrected yet we will not be corrected ourselves.

  The desires of others often displease us but we will not have our own desires denied us. We would have others bound down by rules and regulations but we absolutely refuse to be bound down ourselves by like ordinances.

  It is a truism that seldom do we weigh our neighbor in the same balance with ourselves.

  In chapter 6, verse 2, of Galatians, we are told to "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ."

  No one is without fault, no one without his burden, no one sufficient unto himself, no one wise enough to live in perfection. Therefore those of us who desire to progress in the University of Life should endeavor to bear with one another, help, instruct and admonish one another.

  Adversity is the taskmaster that proves what virtue we may have, and what progress we have made in Life's University. It chastises us to show us up for what we really are.

Friends and Enemies

  Friends shown by the 11th house; open enemies by the 7th house and secret enemies by the 12th houses. (Ref., pages 78 and 79, Message of the Stars.)

Brothers and Sisters

  Shown chiefly by the 3rd house, the planet Mercury and the sign Gemini. (Ref., page 78, Message of the Stars.)


  Short journeys denoted by the 3rd house, the planet Mercury and the sign Gemini. Long journeys indicated by the 9th house, the planet Jupiter and the sign Sagittarius. (Ref., page 78, Message of the Stars.)


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  Answer each of the following questions tersely, concisely: Preferably in one short paragraph. Be sure to consider each sub-heading in relation to the main topic of the question.

1] Friends

  What is the significance in regard to Friends of:

  [a] Pisces on the cusp of the 11th house?

  [b] Neptune in the 4th house?

  [c] Neptune sextile Venus?

  [d] Neptune sextile the Sun?

  [e] Neptune square Mars?

  [f] Mars in the Ascendant?

  [g] Mars sextile Mercury?

  [h] Mars trine Saturn?

  [i] Synthesize a, b, c, d, e, f, g, and h in one short paragraph.

2] Open Enemies

  Describe the following positions and configurations in regard to open enemies:

  [a] Sagittarius on the cusp of the 7th house.

  [b] Jupiter ruler of the 7th house.

  [c] Jupiter trine Uranus.

  [d] Jupiter deposited in the 4th house.

3] Secret Enemies

  Give the indications in regard to secret enemies of:

[a] Aries on the cusp of the 12th house, Mars ruler thereof.

[b] Taurus intercepted in the 12th house, Venus ruler thereof.

[c] Uranus in Aries.

[d] Uranus in the 12th house.

[e] Uranus square the Moon.

[f] Uranus trine Jupiter.

4] Synthesize questions 2 and 3 in one short paragraph.

5] Brothers and Sisters

  Describe the meaning in relation to brothers and sisters of:

[a] Cancer on the cusp of the 3rd house.

[b] Mercury in the 3rd house in opposition to Saturn.

6] Journeys

   Explain the following indications:

[a] Short Journeys: Cancer on the 3rd house cusp, Mercury in the 3rd house in opposition to Saturn in the 9th house.

[b] Long Journeys: In one word tell the general outlook as regards long journeys. Explain why.


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Answers to Lesson No. 7:

1] From the Sun's sign, house position and its sextile to Neptune state briefly the boy's spiritual power.

   The importance of the sextile between the Sun and Neptune can not be overestimated. This configuration intensifies the spiritual faculties and gives an innate love of the occult. The Sun in Cancer denotes a love of the occult also but more from the psychic standpoint. The latter give strong tendencies for spiritual emotionalism. Occult interest will be greater in the latter part of life. (Neptune in 4th house.) There will no doubt be much concentrated endeavor but unfortunately it may manifest through material channels. The extent of development largely depends upon the use made of money and financial power. (Sun in the 2nd house.)

2] In keywords give the effect of:

   (a) Capricorn on the cusp of the 9th house.

   (b) Saturn in the 9th house in Aquarius.

   (a) Capricorn on the cusp of the 9th house gives a love of position and honor together with great ambition along the lines of religion, law and the higher mental pursuits, but strictly from the materialistic standpoint. There is organizing ability, pride and pessimism in the boy and it might be added that he has the rudiments of being a stickler for convention.

   (b) Saturn in the 9th house, in Aquarius, makes him persistent, cautious and orthodox with regard to religion, law and philosophy. Progressive, analytical and humane. (Saturn in Aquarius.) Serious, thoughtful mind with an inclination for science. (Saturn in Aquarius.) Obstructions in all 9th house affairs. (Capricorn on the cusp of the 9th with its ruler Saturn in 9th.) Orthodox, yet progressive.

3] Write 300 words or more on the religious nature, occult ability and spiritual strength of the boy.

   Capricorn, ruling the boy's department of religion, ethics, and philosophy, (it is on the cusp of the 9th house), is the sign of the Redeemer, and the Lord of Capricorn, Saturn, is deposited in the 9th house, in Aquarius. The latter is the sign of Altruism, (All-Truth). There is a trine Mars from Saturn and an opposition to Mercury and both Saturn and Mercury are in fixed signs.

   His ethical and philosophical natures will unfold slowly because Capricorn rules the 9th and Saturn is placed therein. The opposition of Saturn to Mercury will make him rather slow to perceive anything but the conventional in the church because his higher vision will be clouded by the desires for position, honor, and power.

   He will be religious to some extent, but cautiously so and he will prefer orthodoxy to the more liberal, advanced teachings. A serious, thoughtful mind will conceal a flair for what is progressive, analytical and humane in all walks of life.

   Most of his intense efforts, particularly in early life, will manifest through the gateways of materialism and money making. This is indicated by Capricorn on the cusp of the 9th house, the Sun in the 2nd house, and Venus, coruler of the 12th house, also in the 2nd house.

   The 12th house is ruled by Mars and Venus as Aries is on the cusp and Taurus intercepted therein. However, Uranus is deposited in the 12th house and therefore has the most influence.

   Uranus is the planet of Altruism and at some time of his life, probably after middle age, or an approximation of that time, it will make him original and daring in the search for new truths. This 12th house position denotes success in occult matters when once the spirit is awakened. The square of the Moon will impede this awakening and obstruct the boy's occult progress to some extent, but the trine of Jupiter will overcome these difficulties as the years pass.

   Let us sum up the reasons why the spiritual awakening will come in later life:

   Saturn in the 9th house. Hinders religion, philosophy and the higher mind.

   Capricorn on the 9th cusp. Earthy, material, slow and ruled by Saturn.

   Aries on 12th cusp. Mars rules Aries and is not an occult planet.

   Taurus intercepted in 12th house. Venus rules Taurus and is deposited in 2nd house which smothers occult tendencies under a blanket of materialism.

   Uranus in 12th house. It is an occult planet but its influence is impeded by the square of the Moon in the 2nd house. The trine of Jupiter will offset this square, but only after many years, as Jupiter is in the 4th house; the house of old age and later life.

   Sun in 2nd house, sextile to Neptune. It is the boy's spiritual power house. The sextile configuration with Neptune in the 4th house augments the possibility of a spiritual awakening in later years.

   All hindrances and obstructions in the boy's path will be brushed aside in the ardor of his enthusiasm for growth and expansion in spiritual knowledge when Jupiter trine Uranus comes into full power in 12th house matters.

   The opportunity will surely present itself, but how the soul accepts and uses the opportunity can not be foreshadowed by mortal man.

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