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Edgar Cayce on Astrology
Book Summary on Astrology and Edgar Cayce
This is a book summary of a rare book, "ASTROLOGY And the Edgar Cayce Readings" by Margaret H. Gammon, 1967. The book is through A.R.E. Press and is out of print. The numbers of the Reading is given in parenthesis ().
"Astrology" is really about life readings.
The word Astrology is a misnomer; it is actually Cayce’s Cosmology. Perhaps a better description would be: multi-dimensional life readings. The universe is actually a multi-verse through which the soul travels. The soul is an energy force, energy field or light body which passes through different dimensions for education and enlightenment. The light body is the sum total of all the sojourns through the various dimensions. The most recent dimensions travelled affect the light body the most. The dimensions were labeled with planetary names to distinguish one dimension from the other. The soul travels to different dimensions not to the material planets. Traditional aspects between planets in the birth chart give little or no clue to the most important planets which will exert the most influence as indicated by the readings.
Set a High Ideal.
No action of any planet, or the phases of the sun, the moon, or any of the heavenly bodies, surpasses the rule of man’s willpower (3744-3) or as he stated again and again, Mind is ever the builder.
Past earth experiences express themselves through an individual’s emotions. Mental aspects are shown from indwelling in planes of consciousness between earth lives. Planetary relationships are thus explained as being symbolic of these dwellings and the development achieved in the experience. Planetary relationships are explained as being part of a great plan for soul development… the individual soul-entity to experience creation in all its diversity, so that each may return as a companion with the creator.
Whether a soul is developed or retarded during a particular life depends on what the person holds as its ideal and what it does in its mental and material relationships about that ideal.
So as ye condemn, so are ye condemned. As ye forgive, so may ye be forgiven. As ye do unto the least of thy brethren, so ye do it unto thy Maker. These are laws; these are truths; they are unfailing. And because He may often appear slow in meting out results does not alter or change the law.
For in about twenty percent of the populace at the present time, (1933) it is dependent upon what the individuals have done with their urges THROUGH material sojourns.
1 Personality is that which ye wish others to think and see.
2 Individuality is that which your soul prays for, hopes for, and desires.
3 Balance comes from constant effort by application of an ideal.
Traditional Astrology is not valid.
Traditional Astrology gives little or no clue to influences in the earth.
Aspects: the readings diverge rather drastically from textbook astrology. Aspects are seldom mentioned or given significance (in the readings).
Thus we find that the sojourns about the earth, during the interims between earthly sojourns, are called the astrological aspects (2144-1).
Traditional aspects between planets in the birth chart give little or no clue to the most important planets which will exert the most influence as indicated by the readings. In a study in 150 children’s readings it is more likely that there will be no orthodox astrological aspects between any of them.
Most life readings stated that the influence was a composite of numerous earth experiences and planetary sojourns.
Each soul is constantly adding to his Record, whether he is “in the earth” or in planetary dimensions. Were this entity’s experiences given from the purely astrological science, as accepted in many quarters, they would vary entirely from this (record) which may be given here - or what is viewed from here (566-1). The entity will be governed, rather, by its reactions from experiences in the earth’s plane: by its appearance rather than by astrological influences (566-1).
The earth and our planetary-solar system was specifically designed to be a practice- place for our thorough learning of free will’s power.
… each entity is the result of what has been applied of Creative influences, in every phase of its experience. Thus is made for what some call karma, others call racial hereditary forces… are in reality the activities of the entity’s mind, in its choices – throughout its experiences in the material plane, in the mental plane and in the spiritual plane (1796-1).
The Glands or Chakras are the Spiritual Connections.
Spiritual contact is through the glandular forces of Creative Energies … Thus we find a connection and an association of the spiritual being with the mental self in any of those center (glandular) from which reflexes react with all of the organs, all of the emotions, all of the activities of a physical body (263-13).
Each of the seven glands or psychic centers is said to be attuned or related to a planet (dimension):
Pituitary (Jupiter) 7 brain center master
Pineal (Mercury) 6 third eye
Thyroid (Uranus) 5 neck will
Thymus (Venus) 4 heart love
Adrenals (Mars) 3 solar plexus courage
Lyden (Neptune) 2 navel balance
Gonads (Saturn) 1 root energy
Remember, the planetary name is the name of a universe, not the physical planet. The seven glands are referred to as the seven seals in the Revelation of St. John.
Mankind is given Freewill in the Earth dimension.
Then rather than have the stars rule the life, the life should rule the stars. For man was created a little bit higher than all the rest of the whole universe; and is capable of harnessing, directing and enforcing the laws of the universe (5-2).
… the period of the entrance (birth) is not ruled by the position (of sun and planets) but may be judged by the position, as to influences… upon an entity’s experience (influences); because of the entity’s application of self’s abilities, relative to its position in the universal scheme of things… (1347-1).
A horoscope is only a mathematical calculation of earth’s position at any given time; while in the life reading, there would be correlation of the individual with a given time and place, its relative force….254 series.
Some feel that the soul goes directly to some other planets, and manifests there in the same way in which it manifested on the earth plane. P. 21 This is a misconception according to the readings. We are in a three dimensional world, from the readings, there are eight! Three dimensions are defined as time, space and patience. See 4035-1.
Are any of the planets, other than the earth, inhabited by human beings or animal life of any kind? No. (3744)
We are affected by planetary vibrations (transits of planets) during our lifetime, because we have attuned ourselves to them during sojourns in those environments.
Astrological Aspects are Stages of Consciousness.
… Astrological aspects are represented as stages of consciousness; given names that represent planets or centers, or crystallized activity. Not flesh and blood, as known in the earth… (1650-1).
Only in the earth plane does an entity have a soul number (numerology) (281-55).
It has already been hinted that the signs of the Zodiac did not play an important role in most Life Readings. This is at variance with astrology textbooks which enumerate characteristics for each sign….
According to the readings physical birth and soul birth were not always simultaneous.
As to those (influences) of the constellations or of the Zodiacal signs in the life of this entity, these are merely the wavering influences in the life… and not those directing forces ever present in the inner soul of this entity. These, we find, are in opposition to much that is taught at present, or given in the earth plane. (8-1)
Astrologically, then, we find the influences are not merely because of the position of a star or planet, Sun or Moon, or any of the astrological aspects or effects or influences. Rather, because … of sojourns and activities of the innate or soul-self through such environs … The entity’s being … But from the astrological, we find the influences innate. Some are to be cultivated so that they may grow and expand and become more of a portion of the influence. Just as others are to be curbed, and a lesson gained and applied. (1700-1)
Question 5. Should an astrological horoscope be based on the time of physical birth or the time of soul birth?
Answer 5. On time of physical birth; for these are merely inclinations, and because inclinations are not the influence of will. Will is that factor of the spiritual forces or the gift to man … as he came into material form with which choice is made, see?
… but the world does not govern man – man governs the world! And the astrological inclinations show whether man has or has not applied will! (826-8)
In giving that which may be helpful to this entity in the present experience, respecting the sojourns in the earth it is well that the planetary or astrological aspects also be given. It should be understood, then, that the sojourning of the soul in that environ rather than the position (of planets at birth) makes for a greater influence in the experience of an entity or body, in any given plane.
But rather because those positions in the heavens are from the entity having been in that sojourn as a soul! (630-2)
Astrologically we find urges; not because the Moon or the Sun or Leo or Pisces may have been in this or that position when the entity was born. But the entity, as a consciousness, experienced the activities or awareness in those environs (dimensions). Thus these become part of the soul experience. (2905-3)
It would appear from the above that most people have from four to six planets (dimensions) influencing their lives, and that among this number is the primary or most important one from which the soul took flight. In the readings, this planet is probably mentioned first, and usually tallies with the life just preceding this life; the second planet tallying with the life just preceding that one, etc.
In A-31 of reading 3744, it is stated that not all the planets are effective in their influence upon an individual, in the present life. The implication is that the entity has not sojourned in some of them recently enough to affect the present life….
The influence from any (planet) is from whatever one from which the soul-and-spirit return, to bring the individual force to the earth. As the spirit is breathed into the body, whence did it come? That is the influence; not the revolution-ideas given by those who study those planetary forces. (3744)
Study your subconscious
The study from the human standpoint, of subconscious, subliminal, psychic soul forces, is and should be the great study for the human family – For through self man will understand its Maker, when it understands its relation to its Maker. And it will only understand that through itself. And that understanding is the knowledge as is given here in this state. (3744-4) HOSPITAL