Western Wisdom Teachings

Western Wisdom Teachings

Rulerships and Qualities

Anatomy and Physiology Correlated to the Zodiac


  Aries: Brain, cerebral hemispheres, cranium, eyes, face, upper jaw, internal carotid arteries.

  Taurus: Neck, throat, palate, larynx, tonsils, lower jaw, ears, occipital region, cerebellum, atlas, axis, external carotid arteries, jugular veins, pharynx, thyroid gland, cervical vertebrae.

  Gemini: Shoulders, arms, hands, upper ribs, lungs, trachea, bronchi, capillaries, breath, oxygenation of blood.

  Cancer: Stomach, esophagus, diaphragm, the mammae, lacteals, upper lobes of liver, thoracic duct, pancreas, serum of blood, peristalsis of the stomach, chymification.

  Leo: Heart, dorsal region of spine, spinal cord, aorta, superior and inferior vena cava.

  Virgo: Abdominal region, large and small intestines, lower lobe of liver, spleen, duodenum, chylification, peristalsis of the bowels.

  Libra: Kidneys, adrenals, lumbar region, skin, ureters, vasomotor system.

  Scorpio: Bladder, urethra, genitals, descending colon, prostate gland, sigmoid flexure, nasal bone, pubic bone, red coloring matter in the blood.

  Sagittarius: Hips, thighs, femur, ilium, coccygeal vertebrae, sacral region, sciatic nerves, ischium.

  Capricorn: Skin, knees, joints, hair.

  Aquarius: Lower limbs, ankles.

  Pisces: Feet, toes, fibrin of the blood.

Pathological Qualities of the Signs

  Aries: Energy, forcefulness, excesses; heat, dryness, inflammation.

  Taurus: Stubbornness, brooding, uncontrolled anger, luxuriousness.

  Gemini: Negativeness, restlessness, nervousness.

  Cancer: Lack of vitality, tenacity, unforgiveness, distrustfulness.

  Leo: Impulse, arrogance, fixity, vitality, ardor.

  Virgo: Selfishness, criticism, lack of sympathy, chastity.

  Libra: Self-centeredness, sensitiveness, melancholy.

  Scorpio: Tyranny, destructiveness, worrisomeness, reproduction.

  Sagittarius: Restlessness, venturesomeness, accidents.

  CapricornN: Limitation, deliberation, crystallization, dryness.

  Aquarius: Gloom, endurance, nervousness; supersensitiveness.

  Pisces: Sensitiveness, lack of vitality, indolence, secretiveness.

Physiological Afflictions of the Signs

  Aries: Neuralgia, insomnia, cerebral congestion, brain fever, baldness, headache, dizziness, eye affections, toothache, gumboils.

  Taurus: Goitre, diptheria, laryngitis, tonsillitis, croup, polypi, quinsy, glandular swelling of throat, apoplexy.

  Gemini: Bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, consumption, pleurisy, corrupted blood, nervous trouble, anemia.

  Cancer: Indigestion, dipsomania, gastric catarrh, hiccough, flatulency, dropsy, sclerosis.

  Leo: Heart disease, angina pectoris, locomotor ataxia, hyperaemia, spinal disease, spinal meningitis, fevers.

  Virgo: Peritonitis, malnutrition, dysentery, colic, constipation, diarrhea, cholera, typhoid, appendicitis, tapeworm.

  Libra: Bright's disease, lumbago, suppression of urine, nephritis, diabetes, renal calculi, uraemia.

  Scorpio: Syphilis, rupture, gravel, scurvy, fistula, piles, diseases of the womb or uterus, urethral stricture, prostatic stricture, nasal catarrh, disease of nasal mucous membrane and nasal cartilage.

  Sagittarius: Locomotor ataxia, sciatica, lumbago, rheumatism, hip disease, accidents to thighs.

  Capricorn: Eczema, erysipelas, leprosy, dislocation of bones, weak knees.

  Aquarius: Varicose veins, swollen ankles, leg ache, nervous diseases, sensitive skin.

  Pisces: Bunions, gout, deformed feet and toes, tumors, dropsy.

Anatomy and Physiology Correlated to the Planets

  Sun: Vital Fluid, spleen, distribution of heat, pons varoli, oxygen, heart.

  Venus: Throat, kidneys, thymus gland, venous circulation.

  Mercury: Nerves, bronchial tubes, pulmonary circulation, thyroid gland, right cerebral hemisphere, cerebro-spinal system, sensory nerves, vital fluid in nerves, vocal cords, ears, sight, tongue, all sense perception, breath.

  Moon: Esophagus, uterus, ovaries, lymphatics, sympathetic nervous system, synovial fluid, alimentary canal, lymph, chyle, nerve sheaths.

  Saturn: Gall bladder, pneumogastric or vagus nerve, teeth, skin, joints, ligaments, sigmoid flexure.

  Jupiter: Liver, glycogen, suprarenals, arterial circulation, fibrin of blood, disposition of fats.

  Mars: Iron in blood, red coloring matter in blood, genitals, motor nerves, left cerebral hemisphere, muscular movements, desire body, rectum.

  Uranus: Ethers, eyes, pituitary body, gases.

  Neptune: Pineal gland, spinal canal, nerve fiber.

Pathological Qualities of the Planets

  Sun: Hot, dry, vital, constructive, expansive, tonic.

  Venus: Warm, lymphatic, relaxing, sedentary.

  Mercury: Cold, dry, nervous.

  Moon: Moist, cold, nutritive, receptive, collective, fluidic.

  Saturn: Cold, dry. chronic, contracting, crystallizing, binding, restricting, centripetal, obstructive.

  Jupiter: Warm, moist, nourishing, expansive, corpulent, gourmandizing.

  Mars: Hot, dry, inflammatory, energetic, eruptive, excessive, violent, positive.

  Uranus: Dry, spasmodic, electric, explosive, convulsive, disorganizing.

  Neptune: Comatose, shrinking, stunting, restricting, constricting.

Astrological Affinities of the Sense Organs

  Eyes: Aries, Uranus, Sun, Moon, Ascelli, Antares.

  Ears: Taurus, Mercury.

  Nose: Scorpio.

  Tongue: Taurus, Mercury.


   This article was adapted from "Astro-Diagnosis--A Guide to Healing," by Max Heindel, page 27-32.


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