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The Karmic Insight Report for

Edgar Cayce
March 18, 1877
3:03 PM
Hopkinsville, Kentucky





























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From an esoteric point of view your birth chart is a portrait of your soul's intention for this lifetime, the lessons to be learned, qualities to develop, problems to be resolved, service to be rendered. From that perspective, the choices one makes in one's daily life have reverberations that may last beyond even this lifetime.

This report is written to help you clarify your lessons and goals, illuminate your struggles, and encourage you to move in the direction of your true purposes.

The best to you on your journey...

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Sun      6 Pis 15               Pluto     0 Tau 47
Moon    20 Ari 05               N. Node  17 Aqu 45
Mercury 19 Aqu 34               Asc.     28 Can 54
Venus   23 Aqu 34               MC       22 Ari 35
Mars    19 Sag 05               2nd cusp 22 Leo 00
Jupiter  9 Sag 54               3rd cusp 19 Vir 54
Saturn  20 Aqu 41               5th cusp 27 Sco 15
Uranus  29 Can 07               6th cusp 29 Sag 54
Neptune 11 Ari 31

Sidereal  Placidus   Local Mean Time observed
GMT: 20:52:57   Time Zone: 0 hours West
Lat. and Long. of birth: 36 N 51 56 87 W 29 19

Aspects and orbs:
Conjunction : 5 Deg 00 Min      Trine    : 4 Deg 00 Min
Opposition  : 5 Deg 00 Min      Sextile  : 3 Deg 00 Min
Square      : 4 Deg 00 Min      Quincunx : 3 Deg 00 Min
Conjunct Asc: 3 Deg 00 Min Above,  5 Deg 00 Min Below

Chapter 1: The Moon

The placement of the Moon in your birth chart is very significant from a karmic perspective, as it indicates the accumulated karmic tendencies, both positive and negative, that you carry from your past incarnated experiences on earth.

While the Sun reveals your intended purposes and lessons for this present life cycle, the MOON represents what you have already done and developed, hence, what is instinctive and natural to you, and what you tend to do over and over again. Your childhood is also reflected in the Moon's placement, as it is through those childhood circumstances that any unresolved past-life issues are re-stimulated. Your subconscious predisposition is indicated by the Moon's position. It is the psychic imprint of the past. The nodes of the Moon describe behavior patterns from the past, as well as delineating a direction out of outworn or overdone behaviors and habits.

Moon in Aries:

You instinctively react to challenges or stress with action, decisiveness, and a first-strike approach. Subconsciously you feel that you must either conquer or be conquered, and thus tend to view personal differences as a threat to be fought or defended against. This underlying feeling that life is a dogfight can make you rather quick-tempered, defensive, and combative, responses that frequently hinder you in establishing closeness and security in personal relationships. Since you feel that the other person is essentially a rival or opponent, it is difficult for you to let down your guard.

You may have lived many lifetimes in the military or in rather primitive circumstances in which you basically had to depend on yourself to hack out an existence, perhaps as a pioneer or explorer. These experiences enabled you to develop a deep sense of inner self-reliance and independence as well as a residual, underlying sense of "I'm all I've got", a feeling of singularity and aloneness which continues to influence your behavior and your choices.

In your present life it may be that you were forced to fend for yourself emotionally at a young age. You may well have been an only child or the first born, with the attendant feelings of being the chief or leader of the pack. If you were a middle child, it is likely that you resented this position since it does not correspond with your innate feeling about yourself, namely that you should be the first or dominant one. You subconsciously expect to be first and can be rather demanding and impatient when it comes to having your desires and needs attended to. At the same time, you dislike having to depend upon others for anything or having others depend upon you, especially emotionally. You were taught not to be a "leaner" and you dislike this trait in others, so much so that you may reject even natural, healthy expressions of neediness from other people. The urge to be a free agent and to act independently is deeply ingrained in you. For this reason, cooperative endeavors or partnerships of any kind often feel strained and uncomfortable to you, unless both parties are permitted a great deal of personal space or unless you are essentially the boss. Your competitive instincts are too strong to allow another to take the lead or, if the truth be told, even to share that position. The existence of win-win situations and outcomes that benefit everyone involved may be an entirely new concept for you!

Another facet of your deep down conquer or be conquered feeling about life is that you are prone to retreat or give up rather quickly if you cannot immediately make the impact you wish. Unless your initial efforts are successful, you are quick to feel defeated and to drop your plans altogether. Compromise, patience, and sorting out differences in a mutually helpful way is something you have yet to learn at a deep level.

When at your best, you express a confident, take charge attitude which enables you to lead and blaze new trails. You do well in independent enterprises and anywhere you have a clear cut opponent or challenge to pit yourself against, but once again, in intimate one-to-one relations this self assertion can work against you. You tend to be more selfish than you realize, especially when you are pursuing your latest passion or enthusiasm. You do not want to slow down, and other people's needs and wishes may get run over. Non-verbally and unconsciously you may send them the message that you do not want them to depend on you or get in your way. You often respond with a forceful, rather insensitive denial of feelings and emotional needs, your own as well as other people's. When young you are apt to feel invincible and to scorn weakness.

You are also quick to anger. The plus side of this is that once you blow up, it is all over and forgotten. However, you tend to have an anger habit, that is, to be easily provoked, unable to control your temper and apt to lash out quickly no matter how inappropriate or uncalled for that reaction may be. Also, your anger can be a cover for other, "weaker" feelings like hurt, sadness, helplessness, or inadequacy.

The qualities you most need are patience and receptivity. Learning to listen and take in what others are offering, to receive, to ask for help and support, and to acknowledge all of your own (and other's) feelings will go a long way to create harmonious and satisfying, close relationships.

North Node in Aquarius:

In your incarnational past you developed your own strengths, creativity, and individuality. Your growth direction now is to concern yourself more with making a contribution to the good of the whole, and using your strengths and creativity for the larger common good.

North Node in 7th house:

Your past tendency is so natural to you, so much a part of how you are, that you probably do not think twice. Let others help bring out your new attitude or growth direction; be willing to be a learner. Selfishness and a deeply rooted "me first" attitude needs to give way to a consciousness of "us" and/or what you can do with or for the other.

Chapter 2: The Sun

The Sun in your birth chart represents the primary creative thrust for this lifetime, those qualities you are to develop (or further develop) and express, and your current life focus. This may be in harmony with your instincts and your emotional habits, or along completely different lines. The Sun represents your conscious identity in this lifetime.

Sun in Pisces:

The flowering of compassion through your ability to merge on a feeling level and to empathize with all, is a key theme for you in this lifetime. This propensity to share others' emotional experience has both its blessings and its deficits. At your finest you have a deeply-felt understanding of human nature which goes beyond words or intellect, and which enables you to forgive others' misdeeds and make allowances for their weaknesses. You are acutely aware of others' pain, including the emotional wounds and brokenness they carry within, and your ability to listen with an understanding heart and to unconditionally accept people as they are can be a healing influence in their lives. You are inclined to exclude nobody. At a deep level you feel and know your oneness with all creatures, and thus every snail in the garden or stray cat is part of your "heart's family".

However, this same all-embracing emotional/psychic openness and receptivity can be the source of some of your greatest challenges in life. It is easy for you to become overwhelmed by the world and its sorrows, and to seek some form of escape from it and from your own extreme sensitivity; for instance, over using drugs or alcohol or even food to alter your mood, or retreating from life into the unreal world of television or other diversions. You may simply withdraw into your own private fantasies to avoid confronting the challenges in the physical world. At its worst this tendency can devolve into evasiveness and playing ostrich about important issues in your life. While your imagination and your sensitivity are the well spring of some of your richest experiences and gifts, if over indulged you may become passive, ineffectual, lost, or confused. Especially when young, you may lack a strong sense of self, of definition and identity, because on a feeling level you identify with others so easily. It can be difficult for you to separate yourself, to know what your boundaries are, when to say no or how to stand up for your own personal interests. Since you are not narrowly focused on self, others may take advantage of your natural generosity and sympathy. Learning and incorporating the concepts of discrimination and clear judgment will enable you to give of yourself in ways that are healthy for you and the ones you are giving to.

Part of your soul development in this lifetime also has to do with taking what others discard and fixing, saving, or redeeming it in some way. This could take many forms, from repairing and recycling old "junk", to working with people who are disadvantaged, such as, the misfits, outcasts, sick, weak, poor, or handicapped in our society. This urge to fix what is broken, to heal and to make whole again has, once again, a light and a dark side to it - the dark side being that you could easily become a martyr, sacrificing yourself for the supposed benefit of another while drawing in trouble yourself. However, if you learn self-responsibility, your gift for healing or putting things back together again can be fulfilling to you as well as benefit many others.

At times you may feel that you do not really belong in this world for you are so attuned to the nonphysical, intangible world of feeling and of the soul. An underlying sense of "cosmic homesickness" and a yearning for the peace and completion of the beyond may be ever present with you. (This can lead you to become lackadaisical, wasteful, or out of touch with the material world).

However, attuning to this inner or transpersonal realm, and bringing back its gifts to share in this one, is really your challenge. Music or art may be your vehicle. You could develop your psychic sensitivity in order to help guide and teach others, or simply live your life in a way that expresses and honors your larger vision and your compassion.

Sun Square Jupiter:

Part of your soul purpose is to promote growth and expansion, whether material, intellectual, or spiritual. You are impelled to be involved in large enterprises that have broad social consequences and influence many people, and you need a rather large arena in which to make the impact you wish. You dream BIG dreams and generally possess the self confidence to promote yourself and your ideas on a wide scale. Your willingness to take risks and to branch out into areas you have yet to explore, along with your ability to project into the future and to see the big picture, all add to your capacity to come to prominence and succeed in life in a big way. However, just as unchecked growth and over-development can lead to undesirable consequences for, say, the natural environment, so too can your own urge for "more" or "bigger" have harmful effects. When out of balance, you are prone to exaggerate, to be ostentatious and pretentious, to be overly optimistic and promise things that you can not reasonably do, and to be seemingly unable to limit or restrict yourself in a realistic way. The ego-gratifications you get from being a "big-wig" may become a primary motivation rather than simply an offshoot of your accomplishments. You may be unwilling to pay your dues, too quick to try a shortcut (moral or otherwise) in your eagerness to gain your aspirations. You may also have enjoyed "favored son" or "favored daughter" status in your household growing up, and thus expect things to come easily to you. Generally they do, but relying too much on this kind of luck can lead to errors of judgment on your part, not to mention major disappointments. On a physical level, over consumption could lead to overweight and/or problems with your liver.

At your finest, though, you have a generous heart, a positive spirit, and the desire to live for something bigger than yourself. Using these gifts, you can contribute much good to the world as well as your own spiritual refinement. The qualities of hope and joy are also yours to transmit to the world.

Chapter 3: Rising Sign

The point that was on the eastern horizon at the moment of your birth is called the ASCENDANT, or rising sign. While the Sun describes your conscious direction and current life focus, and the Moon your subconscious predisposition and past, the Ascendant indicates a way of being that transcends and embraces past, present, and future. It describes the way you engage and merge with the outer world and how you bring through into life the energies depicted by the Sun, the Moon, and the rest of your birth chart. Everything is filtered through the Ascendant from an esoteric point of view. It indicates your soul's function and thus a key part of your destiny.


Cancer Rising:

Whether you are male or female, you carry the qualities of and in some way embody the archetype of the mother. You will find that you attract people who need care, understanding and encouragement. Devotion and maintaining emotional soul-connections to life is the heart of your approach to living. You are very sympathetic in both the sense that you feel for others and also in the sense of "sympathetic resonance". Your own feelings and moods will often reflect the dominant feeling tone in your environment. You absorb the atmosphere around you and thrive in surroundings that are home-like, personal, supportive, and cooperative.

When out of balance you are hypersensitive to hurts and slights, are prone to extreme moodiness, worry, and self-pity, and/or feel like an insatiable needy child yourself. Self-nurturing and self-responsibility are thus extremely important for you to develop in order to bring out your best.

Your ruling planet is the Moon. You probably felt a strong identification with the description of your Moon's placement as you read the first section. This is because in your case the Moon not only reflects something about your past and inherited tendencies, but also colors your entire way of relating to the world now. It describes an important aspect of your soul's function.

Cancer Rising and Moon in Aries:

Your Aries Moon suggests that you are self-reliant and/or that you are really not all that comfortable taking care of others. You may be somewhat split between your devotion to family, home, or dependents versus your allegiance to your own life. There may be a slight reluctance in your defense of home, family, or "your own". At best, you blend sensitivity and loving devotion with action and strength. You could be a strong advocate for children, women, the family or the feminine.

Uranus Conjunct Asc.:

Your role is to be that of an awakener, iconoclast, heretic, or maverick. You bring in the energies of change and must function independently, outside of established conventional systems. When in balance, you trust not-knowing; you are spontaneous, wildish, and inspired. You must incorporate regularity, steady rhythms, and order into your life to avoid an erratic and insecure experience of life.

Chapter 4: Saturn, Your Achilles Heel

Karmically considered, the placement of Saturn in your birth chart indicates where your energetic blockages, weaknesses and fears lie, and the areas of your life where the most concentrated effort and discipline will be required to master and overcome them. Yet it also points to the aspects of life which can become your greatest strength if you are willing to face your fears and difficulties honestly, and work with them patiently.

Saturn in Aquarius

Your particular struggle has two faces. First, you can feel alienated from the mainstream of society, unable to comfortably be a part of things or to participate socially, disaffected and oppressed by society's rules or the prevailing order of things in the world. A harsh social critic, you may feel like the lone-wolf, both longing for and refusing acceptance, inclusion and approval from "the group". Your innate distrust of groups or crowds may prevent you from joining in activities you would actually enjoy. Depending on other factors in your chart, you are apt to feel either painfully isolated, or simply aloof. You have an acute social conscience and are prone to feel personally guilty for the collective's mistakes, or to try to instill guilt in others for the same. One negative tendency you also have is to blame all of your own problems on the ills of society, the corruption in the government, "Big Brother", etc. You tend to focus on the gloomiest aspect of the world scene, and to fear the worst.

The other side of the coin is a tendency to stifle your uniqueness in order to fit in. Being acceptable and conforming may become overly important to you, so much so that you intensely dislike anyone who deviates from convention or is "weird" in any way. If you find that this is the case, know that you are actually fighting an aspect of your own inner self. You could also become a "joiner", overly identified with social causes to the neglect or determent of your other personal interests or relations.

Saturn in 7th house:

The whole arena of marriage, cooperative partnership and committed one-to-one relationships is where you meet some of your most frustrating and difficult challenges and also where there is great potential for soul growth.

There may be a long delay of marriage, either by choice or simply because you never encounter "the right one". Or, you may marry or form partnerships with people who cannot be fully available to you or meet your emotional needs. You may marry out of a sense of duty, obligation, proper form, or for security instead of joy. Often there is a karmic marriage (or a series of them) in which you seem to bring out the worst in one another. Actually, this may be the basis of your avoidance of marriage: the unconscious awareness that once you commit yourself, you will have to confront your own personal demons, weaknesses, flaws, and fears. Thus, there is a sense of heaviness in your heart and mind around marriage or commitment.

In any of your close partnerships the "other" will reflect back to you your own inadequacies. If you are willing to become more conscious and to claim your own problems instead of blaming the other person, you will heal and become more whole through your marriage or other committed relationships. If you are not willing to go any deeper than "this person is not making me happy", loneliness and dissatisfaction are apt to be ongoing. This is not to say that you should martyr yourself upon the altar of marriage or stay in an abusive or painful situation, simply that "for better or for worse" will entail, for you, a good bit of both.

Saturn Conjunct Mercury:

Your mind is serious, deep, and critical. Basically pragmatic and conservative in your thinking, you require concrete, empiric evidence to justify a belief.

You can be very one-sided in your thinking, full of doubt, disbelief and skepticism which effectively filters out any information that might enlarge your view of reality. Mental habits that can severely limit you are pessimism, harsh or exacting perfectionism, and a kind of superior judgmental attitude toward those who are less intellectually discriminating than yourself. On the other hand, you may worry that others are more intelligent than you are. On a social level, you may find it difficult to make amiable, superficial chit-chat, and may unintentionally keep potential friends, allies, and opportunities at bay. At its worst, severe shyness or a kind of social phobia may develop. Problems with speech or hearing, and an inner reluctance to communicate or listen are also possible. Consciously using humor, comedy or "laugh therapy" on a regular basis would be very beneficial to you, lightening your mental burdens considerably. Listening to light, playful flute music, bells or chimes can also be helpful. The development of a basically positive, optimistic philosophy of life would enable you to lessen the effects of a mental patterning that is frequently intolerant, overly cautious, or fearful.

The wearing of sapphire can help activate the more positive qualities here: mental concentration, depth, focus and clarity.

Saturn Conjunct Venus:

In this lifetime the arena of human relationships and personal love will be full of challenge and lessons for you. Love is hard to find, hard to sustain, or just plain hard! Shyness and loneliness, due mostly to an acute sensitivity to the possibility of rejection, are apt to plague your younger years. Even when friendship and open affection is offered to you, you are prone to doubt it, push it away in disbelief, or feel unworthy of it. Pure, unadulterated pleasure in any form discomforts you. Subconsciously at least, you believe that there is a price to be paid for any love or pleasure you receive, that you may be punished if you enjoy too much or love too much. There is an inner link between love and loss, love and separation, or love and punishment that inhibits you or makes you wary. Worst of all, you may feel that you are unlovable or unwanted. All of this is a karmic carry-over which needs to be handled with great compassion toward yourself. You may have toughened up and hardened your heart a great deal due to past injury, so that you have acted in cold, unfeeling, ungenerous, or unloving ways towards others and yourself. Perhaps, too, you have put work or other responsibilities ahead of the needs and desires of your heart. An opening and healing of the heart, first of all by cherishing yourself, is necessary. Once you start valuing yourself, your personal relationships will reflect that, and happiness in love in your later years can do much to make up for the earlier difficulties.

You might wish to wear or carry rose quartz, tourmaline, lavender, jade, or chrysoprase.

Saturn Conjunct North Node:

In some ways you have a particularly rocky and steep path to follow; your struggles, responsibilities, burdens may seem to be greater than others have to bear, and you are not allowed to dodge your demons or shadows. By being willing to undertake what is difficult, and working patiently and diligently, your path is made clear. Confront your fears on a moment to moment basis.

Chapter 5: The Hard Aspects

The following is a description of your MAJOR LIFE CHALLENGES, both in terms of energies you are to learn to develop and express in a positive way, and those which are the result of struggles and unresolved karmic issues which you have brought into this life.


Uranus is Retrograde:

All of the above is complicated by the fact that in prior times, you experienced great personal instability as a result of impersonal, collective impulses toward change (during a time of revolution, political upheaval, war, etc.). You may well have been an agent of these movements, with a lingering inclination toward radical solutions, extremism, flauntingly disregarding social mores. Or you may have become a reactionary, fearing and resisting all reforms or departures from the "main stream". It is thus difficult for you to be balanced and fair towards any eccentricities (in others or even in yourself). A misuse of science or technology, perhaps participating in experiments which were harmful to you or others, is also indicated. Thus, you may have a deep distrust of or an attraction/repulsion toward science and technological advancement.

Uranus Square Pluto:

You and many of your generation have a group karma that involves planetary change and awakening through upheaval and disruption. Turbulent forces in the collective mind/body/soul of your group may be expressed as violence, extreme opposition to real or perceived oppression, radical severance from all old conditioning. There is a powerful urge for change and revolution in this pattern. Becoming a positive agent of change rather than a negative reactionary or extremist is your challenge.

Mercury Conjunct North Node:

Your communication and language skills - your ability to speak, write, or get a message across to many people via networking or broadcasting is also a part of your growth direction. Your intellectual curiosity will lead you on.

Chapter 6: Soft Aspects

The following is a description of your GIFTS and STRENGTHS which can help you work with your major life challenges. These are abilities and qualities of heart, mind, and soul which are quite natural to you. You probably take them for granted. Because these represent the lines of least resistance for you, you may rely too much upon them at times; hence, there are some cautions suggested. Still, these are the areas where good flows into your life and/or where you have considerable inner resources.

Moon Sextile Mercury:

Your ability to communicate in a personal, sympathetic manner, and to sense and take into account others' moods and feelings, are some of your gifts. Because you are interested in others' personal stories and are a good listener, you draw people out and may find yourself the confidante or personal advisor to many. You are also apt to be the sounding board, mediator, or messenger between members of your family. You have natural counseling abilities and innate psychological insight.

You also understand the public temperament and have a sixth sense regarding mass psychology and social trends. The capacity and desire to educate the public and to personally interact with the public is also evident.

You may take your writing abilities and your knack for learning languages and using words for granted. However, if you put any effort at all into tapping these skills, you might be surprised at how natural and easy they come to you.

Moon Trine Mars:

A healthy, vigorous spirit to overcome obstacles, the capacity to initiate projects and act decisively, and a certain purposeful, direct way of dealing with life are gifts you have developed in the past and which you now may draw on at anytime. You have been a warrior and a leader, and were called upon to strike while the iron was hot, so that now you are quite capable of doing the same.

You are innately competitive, and are apt to have good instincts and timing regarding when to act and when to take risks. Courage, boldness, and physical prowess are also yours.

In addition, you know how to stir people's emotions and mobilize public sentiment, to get other people acting and moving upon the things you care the most about.

Moon Sextile Saturn:

Your ability to persevere and endure, to commit yourself (to a person, a career, or any path of endeavor) until you achieve completion or some degree of mastery, are strengths which will see you through much of the vicissitude of life. If nothing else, your persistence enables you to achieve and then hold on to the things you cherish.

Emotionally you tend to be loyal, especially to your family, and you are apt to have life-long friends as well. Your conscientiousness and sense of responsibility to those you care for is strong, and thus you establish a firm, stable base of security for yourself in the world. Especially as you grow older, this family loyalty and faithfulness is both very important and very nurturing for you. Relationships with the elders in your family are also apt to be highly beneficial to you in your life.

The upholding of worthwhile traditions and the capacity to benefit from the experience and wisdom of senior family members are important keys to your fulfillment and success.

Mercury Conjunct Venus:

There is a harmonious coordination between your mind and heart, between your intellect and your emotions. Intellectually, you are drawn to the study of the arts and the art of understanding and relating to people. Public relations or bringing people together, in some way, is an area for which you are naturally suited.

You also have a wonderful sense of form and design, of artistic arrangement, of how things fit together pleasingly and gracefully. Whatever you do is done with style and aesthetic appeal. However, you can spend too much time and energy on the superficial aspects of fashion and personal adornment, cosmetic appearances, light socializing and entertaining but frivolous pursuits.

Your speaking, writing, or singing voice is one of your gifts, and you might choose to wear or carry certain gemstones to heighten this ability, such as golden beryl, lapis lazuli, clear quartz crystal or emerald.

Mercury Sextile Mars:

As a result of prior development, you have extraordinarily sharp perceptions, quick reflexes, and excellent hand-eye coordination. Thus, you can rather easily develop a high degree of skill in any activity that involves the use of your hands and fingers, or physical finesse.

You also grasp ideas and new information readily and are able to respond immediately to any problems as they arise. You "think on your feet".

Debating and presenting ideas forcefully and convincingly are talents you bring with you into this lifetime. You enjoy intellectual competition. However, because you have developed these abilities through intellectual contests and duels, you may be in the habit of turning any and all encounters into a verbal sparring match (good-humored, for the most part). Listening and truly hearing what the other person is trying to convey may not be your top priority.

At your best, though, you have confidence in your intellect, are clear in thought and speech and carry through on your ideas with energetic action.


Mars Sextile Saturn:

Your toughness and ability to endure, to go the distance, to work hard and patiently - these are gifts you have to enable you to fulfill your life's tasks and challenges. Self-discipline and careful conservation of your own resources and energies are second nature to you. Because you possess these attributes, you are capable of definite, substantial, concrete achievements. Working with form and structure in some creative way is what you do well. Using materials such as mental, stone, or other hard substances in creative ways can be a form of rejuvenation for you.

Jupiter Trine Neptune:

You are spiritually advanced and because of your natural and instinctive generosity of spirit and concern for everybody's well-being, you attract blessings and will always be spiritually protected. Through your receptivity, openness, and trust in the intangible realms, you align yourself with the higher beneficence and can receive much guidance and aid. Although this is a gift available to all, and one which you may take for granted, it is actually a resource that you have developed through lifetimes.

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