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Ry Redd's Cayce Past Life Report for

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

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What is Karmic Astrology, how does it "work" and how does it relate to reincarnation?

In ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Greece, Rome and in native cultures around the world, it was popularly believed that astrology was actually based on reincarnation, karma and the afterlife. By karma is meant the meeting of oneself in the present through thoughts and deeds from the past. According to the Edgar Cayce readings and the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, all planets, including the Sun and the Moon, have been part of your afterlife experience in your passage between death and a new birth in each lifetime. Astrology, then, cannot be separated from reincarnation (vice versa). It operates not through the signs of the zodiac, but according to a combination of emotional, earthly past life karma and mental, mostly subconscious urges from your unique planetary sojourns between earth lives.

How does the Cayce approach to reincarnation and astrology reveal the meaning and purpose of life?

The Cayce readings emphasize that the purpose of your between-life interplanetary soul journeys, as well as your earth incarnations, is eventually to become a suitable companion with God in His Kingdom. As the Christ did before us, we all have to make ourselves spiritually fit through experiences in all realms of awareness. This is so that in our companionship with the Most High, we will not cause separateness or disruption in the realm of Beauty, Harmony and Divine Power.

Moreover, in gaining a deeper comprehension of your experiences -- physical as well as spiritual -- in the realms of earth, Sun, Moon and other planets, know that all these experiences, challenging or otherwise, are opportunities for you to accomplish this single mission. In whatever dimension or state of consciousness you find yourself, your ultimate awakening and enlightenment is due to one desire of God. His single desire is that you continue to have your own unique thread of gold running through each conscious act or thought, toward your inevitable, eternal companionship with Him. Therefore, use whatever you have in hand -- whether it be astrology, reincarnation, scripture study, chanting, music, meditation, prayer or your dream life --to enhance your inner awareness of your spiritual relationship with God.

Your planetary journeys in the afterlife, then, represent lessons in consciousness and each new earth life is an opportunity to apply -- and ultimately to perfect -- the lessons learned in these heavenly visitations. Again, the purpose of this Cosmic Course is to so develop spiritually and comprehensively that we, like the Christ who did it before us, can once again be fit companions of the Most High.

What are "astrological aspects" and "planetary sojourns" and how are they related to the planets of the solar system?

"Planetary sojourns" are frequently mentioned in the Edgar Cayce readings. They denote your consciousness experiences - - afterlife soul journeys -- in the non-physical dimensions between lives. The different dimensions of these spiritual experiences are linked with the orbits of the planets around the sun. Cayce also calls these interplanetary experiences "astrological aspects." The personal interpretations researched and written for your planetary sojourns begin with the Moon, which serves as a kind of base station from which to review the life just ended and to travel in the heavens before starting a new earth life. Planetary sojourns include afterlife experiences involving the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune (Pluto is rarely mentioned in the Cayce readings and is therefore excluded).

How are planetary sojourns related to the imagination and to our subconscious urges?

As souls between lifetimes we experience each of the ten planetary sojourns as an attribute of God ultimately to be perfected, both in Spirit and in the flesh. Now, each planetary heaven has a peculiar mental-spiritual vibration which is just a little higher than the physical vibration of the earth. Each thought vibration experienced in these planetary heavens uniformly resonates to a common urge, principle or mental image.

These inner urges are actually lessons in consciousness which we have to learn before we can return to God. For example, love and beauty are the basic vibrations making up the common principle of the Venus dimension to be perfected, how to deal with anger and aggression is the lesson peculiar to Mars, while communication and intellectual ability is the dominant chord of Mercury.

Cayce illustrates our thought vibrations and inner urges from our planetary sojourns -- and the lessons we are to learn from our experiences there -- through the metaphor of attending different colleges. Going to one university or another makes for an idiom, mode of speech, lifestyle or attitude which is unique to that place of learning and living. In other words, our mental urges and images make up the essence or the SPIRIT of the institution which was attended. Even though their major field of study might be the same, one student might go to Harvard, another to Yale, and yet another to Oxford, Stanford or the University of Arizona. These students would carry with them the vibrations they created by their years of activity and influence upon -- however small -- those universities and college towns. In this way, then, not only do your inclinations and inner tendencies arise from your activity in a given planetary sojourn between lives, but you can potentially influence the planets more than they influence you!

On my own, can I discover my past lives and planetary sojourns? If so, how should I treat the information in this profile?

Your imagination as well as your dreams draw on your unique reservoir of these mostly subconscious mental urges and inclinations. As a result, your planetary soul journeys -- and your past lives as well -- make for impressions or vibrations which you can tap into through your dreams and during your deeper meditations, as well as during hypnotic regressions. With this in mind, take care that you balance your inner guidance and intuitions about your past lives with the information provided in your personal profile. Cayce emphasized that we each know within everything we need to know about ourselves, past, present and future. Prayerful attunement to your own Higher Self, then, should always take priority over information from sources outside yourself (including this profile).

If some of the material in my reading appears to be inconsistent or contradictory, how can this be explained?

Interpretations of different types of patterns between planets of somewhat opposite natures may come up in your reading. One thing this means is that you are perhaps more complex than you thought you were. Another is that you could be expressing contrasting qualities at different times. Most likely, however, you expressed tendencies to behave in certain ways or to think along certain lines at one time in your life, say when you were young, but have simply outgrown these patterns at this point in your life.

Above all, take the information in your profile and carefully, prayerfully weigh it against what you have learned from going within in meditation, or in your prayer and dream life. Always remember that you are your own best source of information about you, whether you are consciously aware of it or not!

How are the Cayce Readings used to identify my previous incarnations and planetary sojourns?

With nearly 8,000 indexed references to astrology --mostly to planets -- there is obviously a vast amount of astrological material in the Edgar Cayce readings. With all its uplifting spiritual counseling involving past lives, planetary afterlife journeys and present opportunities for growth, this material indeed has practical, immediate value in our lives today. After all, while we each are unique, with unique birthtimes and birthcharts, we all have in common the fact that a horoscope can be erected for the time we were born. Horoscopes can also be set up for the individuals who received the Cayce readings. Therefore astrology is a valid way to link and apply the readings' rich contents to seekers such as yourself who did not have the great fortune of getting a "life reading" from Edgar Cayce.

Using the birth data provided at the beginning of each Cayce reading, with the aid of computers hundreds of horoscopes were set up for the individuals who received the original readings. Planet positions in a given birthchart were carefully compared with what the corresponding reading had to say about that same individual's planets and past life experiences. A given reading's interpretations of two previous planetary sojourn influences upon a certain soul, for instance Mercury and Jupiter, was compared with the type of aspect pattern found between Mercury and Jupiter in that individual's horoscope.

Interpretations of your aspects and past lives, then, are a synthesis of material from readings given for individuals with your very same patterns. Thus, in your personal profile, you will find past life and planetary sojourning interpretations based on what the Edgar Cayce readings say about your unique planetary patterns. This research of the Edgar Cayce readings was done by astrologer Ry Redd at the Edgar Cayce library at the Association for Research and Enlightenment headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia. By looking at hundreds of astrology charts, Ry Redd determined what planetary influences were most likely responsible for the astrologically based readings of Edgar Cayce.

Also, most of the narratives which comprise your profile identify your career potentials and relationship dynamics. Some include health indicators and suggest remedial measures like wearing specific planetary gemstones and using prayer, affirmations, auto-suggestion and working with ideals. Yet to get the most out of your Profile, link your study of it with your meditation, prayer and dream life. And remember that in your deeper meditations and dreams you can tap into your subconscious mind. You can thereby retrieve valuable guidance on how to use your experiences in former lives and planetary soul journeys between lives toward greater soul growth this lifetime.

What are planetary patterns and how are they referred to in the Cayce readings?

Simple geometric patterns or angles between planets mentioned by Cayce in a reading for someone were frequently found in the corresponding birthchart for the individual who received the reading. Three main categories of aspect patterns have been found in the readings and therefore are employed in your profile. First, there is the conjunction, which occurs when two or more planets are conjoined, or in the same place in the zodiac. (The most easily recognized conjunctions are those at a New Moon or an eclipse, when the Sun and Moon are conjoined).

Next there are harmonious patterns between planets. Considered as flowing and easy, harmonious aspect patterns were described by Cayce as "benevolent" and "beneficial." Harmonious patterns represent resources available for our use this lifetime (for instance, in our careers). Harmonious angles are basically triangular or hexagonal in shape, like the honeycomb and the snowflake. To be more specific, two planets are in a harmonious pattern when they are 1/3 or 1/6 of the zodiac away from each other. When 1/3 of the zodiac apart, the angle formed between two planets is a triangle (called a trine for short). When 1/6 of the zodiac separates two planets, the angle formed is hexagonal in shape. This is called a sextile aspect.

Generally, then, the more harmonious aspects -- the sextile, trine and some instances of the conjunction -- were psychically seen by Cayce as generally indicating resourceful life experiences. For example, in many instances, especially when involving your Sun, Mars and Jupiter, these more flowing, positive aspects indicate you have natural potentials for leadership, from your having been a leader in one or more past lives.

Last, there is the inharmonious pattern between planets at your birth. Representing challenges to convert into opportunities for spiritual growth, Cayce consistently referred to these patterns as "adverse" or "afflictions". The angle formed can be that of a square, or a perpendicular angle, when planets are 1/4 of the zodiac away from each other. On the other hand, planets can be 1/2 of the zodiac apart. They are then, of course, opposite each other in the heavens. In fact, the most widely known inharmonious pattern is the Full Moon, when the Sun and Moon are opposite each other. Incidentally, the square is more internal, while the opposition is more external. The opposition shows areas where compromise is needed with others with whom you have karma to work out from past lives.

Moreover, there is a distinct internal consistency to the readings' details on past lives and soul journeys in the planetary dimensions as compared with the type of aspect found in the corresponding horoscope. The inharmonious aspects are consistently identified by Cayce as indicating a lack of will power. This is especially the case with the square aspect. The opposition aspect is characterized by Cayce specifically as presenting "adverse conditions" in the form of self-doubt, or being "afflicted" in applying principles in a spirit of compromise with others. Again, these are karmic conditions --"meeting self" as Cayce put it -- from previous incarnations.

How can prayer and meditation best be used in connection with the Cayce information about my planetary patterns? Also, what kind of results can be expected from using affirmations and prayers on a regular basis?

To begin with, the interpretations of your planetary patterns which make up your profile are paraphrased from the original Cayce readings. They are a representation of your collective experience from the past. Each planetary pattern depicts a portion of your overall personal pattern. Taken collectively, then, your planetary patterns show the precise stage of growth and development you have attained prior to this lifetime. Therefore, understanding your patterns and working with their energies play a vital role in releasing past behaviors which have become stumbling blocks in the present.

Recently, a way was devised to help you do this. Affirmations and prayers have been written for many of the narratives. They describe a certain energy pattern that the planets in the pattern represent. By using these affirmations and prayers, several important things happen. First, you begin to acknowledge the influence your aspects exert on your life. Second, in the case of harmonious, flowing patterns, repeating the affirmations and saying the prayers gives you a chance to recognize, affirm, appreciate and give thanks for your good qualities. Third, in the case of prayers for the more difficult patterns (including some conjunctions), saying the prayers allows you to talk to God about the karmic planetary influences you have created from the past. It gives you the opportunity to "spiritualize" these influences and to obtain healing for their adverse effects.

As you use the affirmations and prayers with a sincere heart and on a regular basis, you will begin to notice subtle changes in your situation. In time, these changes will become dynamic vehicles for growth. What has happened is the Law of Karma has been transformed -- through prayer and meditation --into the Law of Grace. There is no better way to mitigate "negative" astrological and past life influences and to enhance the benefits of your "positive" traits than through prayers and affirmations.

Overall, then, how can I best direct my free will toward greater soul development in this life and prepare for my next lifetime?

First, all influences from planetary sojourns are related to your unique past life history. This is in turn is entirely subject to the action of your free will. Cayce repeatedly makes this point. Whether flowing or difficult, harmonious or inharmonious, your planetary patterns -- as seen through Cayce's clairvoyant eyes -- reveal how you can best direct your will toward greater soul growth this lifetime. As you study your reading, especially note any patterns which emerge, such as multiple mention of the same career or relationship potential or likely past life. These themes should take on special significance in your search and present areas you are likely to continue growing in during your next lifetime.

Most important, though is the necessity to recall that ALL apparent obstacles in your path are spiritual growth opportunities. They are to be welcomed by your will and blessed from your heart. Whether pointing to past achievements or failures, your planetary patterns show what kind of resources are available or are in need of development, both in this life and the next, through the application of your will.

Your birthmap or horoscope containing these planetary patterns is therefore no more of a "cause" for future failure or success than is your high school or college transcript a cause for your failure or success in life. Both your birthmap and educational transcript indicate mental training from learning experiences of different kinds and on a variety of levels. All are subject to change through the application of your free will.

Consequently, your freely chosen ideals and activities in this star system can make or mar your soul's purpose. The special need or unique niche to which you have been appointed by God to fill can and will -- eventually -- be met. Of this you can be certain. However, you can return to the Light now or you can take your time and turn away empty-handed (though not forever). Whether you use your obstacles or opportunities to return to the One very soon or much later, the choice is always yours and yours alone.

As a soul, therefore, although separated for a time, you are destined to return to your Maker. Your WILL is the factor, together with divine Grace, which you can use, especially with the help of prayer and meditation in a life of service on behalf of others, to carry you back to God, to the First Cause. You can then identify yourself as worthy to be ONE WITH the Whole yet aware of your uniqueness as part of the Whole. All souls share this destiny and purpose.

Your birth chart interpretation is based on the positions of the planets at the time of your birth.

Astrologer Ry Redd calculated on computer the astrology charts for hundreds of people who received readings by Edgar Cayce which contained astrologically based information. By studying these astrology charts, Ry Redd determined what planetary influences were most likely responsible for the readings by Edgar Cayce. In many cases the astrological basis of the Cayce readings appears to be very straightforward. From this information Ry Redd was able to develop, in conjunction with the computer programmers at Cosmic Patterns Software, an analysis of your birth chart as Ry Redd believes that Edgar Cayce's psychic readings would have interpreted it. Ry Redd's research effort was exhaustive and was conducted over many years, some of which was spent at the Edgar Cayce library at the Association for Research and Enlightenment headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

For the benefit of students of astrology, these positions, along with other technical information, are listed below:

Sun     position is 28 deg. 23 min. of Pisces
Moon    position is 12 deg. 14 min. of Taurus
Mercury position is 11 deg. 42 min. of Pisces
Venus   position is 15 deg. 43 min. of Pisces
Mars    position is 11 deg. 13 min. of Capricorn
Jupiter position is  2 deg. 03 min. of Capricorn
Saturn  position is 12 deg. 49 min. of Pisces
Uranus  position is 21 deg. 16 min. of Leo
Neptune position is  3 deg. 39 min. of Taurus
Pluto   position is 22 deg. 56 min. of Taurus
Asc.    position is 21 deg. 03 min. of Leo
MC      position is 14 deg. 44 min. of Taurus

Tropical Zodiac   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

Sidereal Sun position is  6 deg. 15 min. of Pisces
Sidereal Moon position is 20 deg. 05 min. of Aries

Aspects and orbs:
Conjunction:  8 Deg. Applying and  7 Deg. Separating
Opposition :  7 Deg. Applying and  6 Deg. Separating
Square     :  6 Deg. Applying and  5 Deg. Separating
Trine      :  7 Deg. Applying and  6 Deg. Separating
Sextile    :  5 Deg. Applying and  4 Deg. Separating

Harmonious aspects are: Trine or Sextile
Inharmonious aspects are: Square or Opposition

Your Past Life Report begins on the following page . . .

Your Sun is in an inharmonious pattern with Jupiter.

Your afterlife experience in the realm of Jupiter brings you a helpfulness in getting along with those in powerful, prominent positions, especially in helping them to develop brotherly love in their actions. You have great abilities in your associations with such individuals in these ennobling directions. As long as you avoid tendencies toward false pride and taking any selfish advantage of your influential role, you should continue to bring harmony into the lives of others whom you contact.

You also have the capacity from Jupiter's experience of keeping balance and remaining tolerant while going through various turmoils about you. These challenges are most likely to have taken the form of antagonisms on a larger scale dealing with groups, organizations and institutions as well as individuals around you. These experiences have probably not been without anxiety for you nor has your judgment always been without exaggeration. However, your patience and capacity to forgive are the basis for your endurance of such animosity and unpredictable behavior on the part of others.

Your mental trends and self-expression will be in very definite, ambitious directions this lifetime. One result of your drive to make yourself felt is that you will be heard of from both far and near as a powerful soul with considerable broadness of vision. This drive can be a constructive expansion beneficial to others -- while contributing to your soul development -- or, it can be merely an expansion of your desire to gratify your own motives (the latter will most often take the form of extravagance and questionable judgment in finances).

As to which of these will prevail, the answer lies in what you do in applying your free will and your abilities to know what you have set as your ideal. Resources for ideals include reading English literature and history, along with inspiration from music. As remedial measures for this somewhat challenging pattern, the wearing of planetary gemstones about the body can be a helpful vibratory influence. Specifically recommended is either the turquoise blue or pigeon-blood ruby. [1143-2]

Your Moon harmoniously aspects Mars.

The ever-emotional Moon points most directly to past lives where you experienced karmic emotions, including lower Mars-ruled passions. These emotions have been tempered and moderated during your previous lives. This prior resolution of your passionate animal side is carried over for your constructive use in relating to others on a personal level in the present. Therefore, regardless of your sex it makes for good relationships with women.

Past life indicators include a recent lifetime in America's pioneer days and an earlier incarnation involved with the Roman Empire. These likely experiences give you a great deal of courage.

Also, from your previous lives and your soul journeys in the Mars sphere of consciousness between lives, your subconscious feelings are in basic harmony with your expressions of energy. Positive influences of this resourceful aspect incline you not only to be courageous, but also energetic and healthy, with excellent recuperative powers and an overall strong vitality.

Your Moon harmoniously aspects Mercury.

Your strong mental urges and high intellectual abilities in virtually any direction you choose arise from your afterlife soul journeys, that is, the activities of your superconscious when absent from the material, earth plane.

Now, at the time of your birth there was a particularly favorable pattern between the Moon, mirror of karmic emotion from past lives and Mercury, heavenly realm of the mental. This carries into your present life from your previous one a great deal of harmony between your mind and emotions.

For instance, in a prior incarnation, perhaps in your immediately previous life, you may have been, or at least closely related to, an important public figure. During that lifetime your communication and basic social skills were highly developed, perhaps out of necessity.

Moreover, you read from the resourceful side of your akashic ledger at the time of your soul's earth reentry at birth. This brought back to you from your previous life a basic integration and natural coworking of your feeling and thought processes.

Your mental-emotional harmony together with your powerful intellect gives you an extraordinary capacity to communicate your ideas to others, whether privately one-on-one or publicly before a large audience. These communication skills, together with your alert mind, interesting conversation and sharpness of perception, all combine to make you a natural teacher and writer, especially in training the minds of the young and in carrying out a personal mission to deliver a specific message.

Perhaps worded in your own way, let your prayer be something like, "Lord, I am grateful for the ability to respond to others with genuine, loving concern. You have given me the willingness to lend a sympathetic ear, and the moving stories I hear prompt me to help people in need. Also, Lord, I am grateful for a good memory, and for the skill to communicate my thoughts and feelings effectively. With these gifts, may I spread Your message of love to those who yearn for hope and understanding." [3948-1, 2459-1, 140-3]

Your Moon harmoniously aspects Saturn.

From our past lives the Moon mirrors our karma back to us for our growth in the present life. One way this works is through the aspect formed at birth between the Moon and other planets, such as Saturn. Your favorable aspect pattern between the Moon and Saturn reflects for your use this lifetime resources from the "plus" side of your akashic ledger. That is, you are again presenting to yourself positive karma from past earth lives.

For instance, in a prior incarnation -- perhaps your previous one -- you were probably responsible for a public-oriented institution or organization involved with education in some way. In the present you have a very strong sense of duty, excellent organizational skills, a good nurturing capacity, extraordinary teaching abilities and can well handle responsibilities working with any organization that does business or deals with the public.

Bear in mind that earth incarnations are principally emotional experiences. The fortunate timing with which you chose to reenter the earth plane carried into your new life a basic harmony between your feelings and emotions on one hand and your practicality and common sense on the other.

Introversion, however, is likely; yet you are quite able to use your introverted urge in a constructive, practical manner as a distinct opportunity for soul development. For instance, you can use your "loner" tendency to maintain your self-confidence, spiritual attunement and consistency concerning the ideals and higher personal goals you have set for yourself this lifetime. [633-2, 759-1]

Your Moon harmoniously aspects Venus.

While other past life influences and symbolic aspect patterns related in this report should be taken into account --particularly other more challenging ones -- this favorable Moon-Venus pattern is excellent for marriage and family life. Souls should be attracted to you from your cosmic past who will take positive roles in the present both as your helpmeet/helpmate and as your children.

You will also probably attract souls from previous lifetimes who will be in positions to help bring you financial benefits, either through your career, marriage or in other ways.

The Moon acts as the reservoir of your past life resources. These benefits earned by you in previous lives are mostly of a Venusian nature. In addition to inclining you towards having an attractive and loving personality you are likely to have an above-average proportion of the Venus temperament, including optimism, charm, cheerfulness, and popularity.

This aspect also brings a love of harmony and order, together with Venusian abilities domestically and publicly, especially in creative, art-related endeavors. You should pursue any opportunities to develop as well as apply your artistic talents and your good sense of harmony and order.

Your Mercury is conjoined with Saturn.

You have considerable depth of mind yet have the exceptionally challenging experience -- from your Saturn indwelling -- of continual changes in life. One day every indicator of success will be present regarding a given relationship or endeavor and the next day it will appear to dissolve. This is probably karmically rooted in your finding many individuals in whom you have placed your faith or confidence to have shaken that faith by letting you down.

With application of your will, you can turn this into a distinct opportunity which can prove very beneficial for not only your soul development but also your overall material success. Because you are so ambitious, your characteristic inclinations toward hard work and persistence should guarantee this for you. [195-14, 2328-1]

Your Mercury is conjoined with Venus.

You have high intellectual abilities together with a strong home loving and artistic temperament. You have a cautious, resolute and tenacious mind, reserved and self-controlled as far as feelings for others is concerned. You are interested in people, are a good conversationalist and companion, and a wholesome influence on most groups. Your entrance into groups or companionships with others is even more beneficial to them than to you. You would make an excellent creative writer or designer, being interested in all forms of the arts, especially music, color and form.

In fact, your intellectual, artistic abilities are very likely to be considerably above average. Therefore your potentials especially in the literary field are exceptional. Commercial applications of your mental abilities in law and advertising are also encouraged.

The love influence in its highest or noblest sense is primary for you. Were others to criticize you for allowing what they perceive as carnal love to be influencing you excessively --your experience of "love at first sight" for example -- you do little condemning in return. Although you and many others see the sacredness of such physical expressions, your love expressions are likely to be mostly on the level of speaking kindly and having generosity, a gentleness of manner and trueness of spirit. You are more likely to fall in love with a beautiful evening, and to find much wonder in the moon, the planets and stars. The beauty of nature, with its clouds, lightening, thunder and other natural voices are for you -- though maybe hard for others to understand - - an especially rewarding, stabilizing influence.

Attraction to and by the beautiful and handsome in the opposite sex will often influence you a great deal. If other past life indicators point to challenges in this area of your personal life, they are most likely to deal with the influences of passion, on both the mental and purely physical levels. That is, your feelings, desire, and sensation -- all elements of passion -- may at times be overactive, even impulsive. There is also some danger of jealousy and misplaced trust in love relationships. This may actually be due to a mild aversion of forming close relationships, because of past life associations needing self-healing in the present.

Moreover, it may often be difficult for you to hear from others, or yourself express through stories, jokes or the like, that which is considered coarse or crude. However, having considerable mental concentration powers as well as charm you can control and disguise your feelings when you feel the need. [1136-1, 2612-1, 2386-1, 1792-1, 234-1, 305-3, 1637-1, 304-5, 3271-1, 2124-3, 1716-1, 1991-1, 1230-1]

Your Mercury harmoniously aspects Mars.

Between death and rebirth you have experienced constructive planetary-loka sojourns in Mercury and Mars that may be a helpful influence in your present life. This makes for an inquiring mind, one delving into the thoughts and feelings of others and their experiences, especially as to their mental reactions. Your mental inquisitiveness manifests on many levels of action. For instance, you can draw conclusions from the experiences of others as well as how they compare with your own experience.

From your Mars afterlife experience there is a benevolent influence in your life so that often in the disputes of others, in the wrath and anger they express toward each other, there may come from your own mental attitude peacemaking experiences even in the material business world of competition that are beneficent. Knowing how hard it is to be a peacemaker at all, much less where money and cutthroat competition are concerned, perhaps you can more fully appreciate your talents in this area. Therefore as a peacemaker under the most trying of conditions and beyond being merely inquisitive, you are a soul who is adept at -- as colloquially expressed -- "getting inside people's heads".

You have experienced the planetary consciousnesses in which you may manifest -- in your dealings, analyzing and studies of individuals and groups -- the highest purposes in the experiences of others. You are, then, one with a high ennobling, uplifted and stimulating intellectual energy. In addition, you are one given to be openly active in helping others to help themselves. Teaching and career counseling, as well as writing and computer science, are recommended as potentially rewarding pursuits. [2910-1]

Your Venus is conjoined with Saturn.

Saturn brings many changes, some of them traumatic ones at times. At other times, Saturn brings steps toward greater responsibility and maturity. As to which of these alternative courses prevails, it depends on how you may have failed to apply your will in the past as well as how constructively you apply your free will in the present. For instance, friendships may often be stronger ties for you than business or family relationships, yet you probably have lost them when you didn't want to and couldn't get rid of some when you wanted to!

While you are reserved for the most part in your outward expression of feelings, you are still very emotional in nature, with a tendency to seek satisfaction of your Venusian love urges in a calculating, self-gratifying sort of way. You are also very determined, with the ability physically and mentally to carry forward to completion almost any undertaking. You will consistently find -- as you have experienced more than once --that to have a habit of being more optimistic than the occasion seems to warrant will help you a great deal in making life more worth living, more enjoyable and worthwhile.

Your influence among other people has counted for them far more than you have ever given yourself credit for. Your love of the home and family life may have been misinterpreted and misunderstood by some of these same individuals. You may pray at times that you no longer feel so restricted by your obligations in these relationships, or at least that you can more cheerfully accept these responsibilities as spiritual blessings to strengthen your patience. Such experiences and duties have probably left you feeling as though you are not appreciated or loved. You also may be attracting people to you from past lives who cause you to suffer due to their selfishness. This in turn is likely to have inhibited your emotionally, making you very cautious about expressing your affections.

You may quite successfully redirect your creative energies in the direction of your career, becoming highly skilled in sales, management, executive secretarial positions, or in commercial art and advertising. The business world would be a good outlet for your parsimonious, responsible efficiency in money matters (traditionally Saturn contracts finances as well as love, money and affection, all of which are ruled by Venus).

Another type of work which would well channel your caring and organizing abilities is that of supervising healing/nurturing related endeavors such as practical nursing, home health care, natural preventive medicine and involvement with exercise centers or spas. [904-1, 2329-1, 1522-1]

Your Mars harmoniously aspects Saturn.

After one or more lifetimes of responsible achievement and pioneering success, in making your return soul flight toward earth re-entry, you chose a favorable time when the two most challenging planets -- the red and ringed orbs of Mars and Saturn -- were in a resourceful pattern. This symbolizes the best side of your experiences in and between past earth lives in each of these heavenly realms: for instance, courageous action from Mars and constructive reliability from Saturn.

Mental urges from your afterlife visitations in these planetary dimensions may come to you in flashes of insight in your dreams and during your deeper meditation periods.

As your life advances, you will find greater and greater success in practical applications of these inclinations, especially in business. You have an active career ambition in many directions yet from the standpoint of successful follow-through and effectiveness in a chosen field, very few careers are likely to qualify.

In fact, you are as reliable as you are courageous and have exceptionally good judgment, with an above average willingness to work hard to be successful. Yet at times your standards in evaluating the single best area of life where you can be the most effective may be too high. This is particularly true concerning your strong sense of moral responsibility and urges to be of service to others this lifetime.

Another related reason for this dichotomy between your having so many fields of expression open to you -- involving your personal relationships as well as your more public career activities -- and so few realistic possibilities to carry them to a successful completion is your detailed, technical orientation and textbook approach to evaluating a given undertaking.

These natural inclinations are actually tremendous professional assets which provide you with valuable resources for scientific research and writing in areas such as law, engineering, historical customs and folklore. [1256-1]

Your Jupiter harmoniously aspects Neptune.

You are one who would be called the old, or the more highly evolved, or greater developed soul. You will benefit materially and spiritually this lifetime through applying your capacity to harmonize inner, soul-derived intuitions and psychic perceptions -- from your experience in Neptune -- and your outer, world-related judgment from Jupiter.

In fact, you have a very unique and broad capacity for and receptivity to all things mystical, mysterious and creative (in both the natural and supernatural sense). You are able to share with others the practical benefits and material applications of mysticism and inner guidance as few may.

In the application of your soul experiences in the realm of Neptune, with resultant mystical influences and unusual experiences in visions and in dreams, when analyzed will be found to be most valuable to many an individual seeking to know the effect of metaphysical and mystical forces upon the human family. Also, you could be an excellent investigator into traditions surrounding lost civilizations like that of the Druids, Mayans or Atlanteans.

When your mental and physical drives are from purely spiritual sources and your activities are entirely consistent with ideals of service for others, peace and harmony will be yours. However, when these promptings are self-centered, they will bring conflict not only mentally but materially, especially regarding your finances and health.

Therefore, with gifts like yours, it is of the utmost importance to first find out through prayer and meditation what are your true motives, spiritual priorities and ideals. Moreover, because of Neptune and its aspect at this particular time of the your sojourn into the earth, nearness to large bodies of water would enhance your spiritual and psychic attunement.

Hence, engage yourself only in creative activities that are constructive spiritually; that is, which create new, positive experiences for many other people. In addition to group healing endeavors and laying on of hands, you might also pool your resources with likeminded individuals in the search for lost, hidden or esoteric knowledge. Yet do remember that your greatest personal growth will involve your psychic sensitivity: your greater development will be through the sensitivity in your intuitive abilities. [620-1, 670-1]

        NOTE: The Zodiac signs of the Sun and Moon are
        analyzed below. First they will be analyzed in
        the Tropical zodiac. If the positions are
        different in the Sidereal zodiac, then they
        will also be analyzed in the Sidereal zodiac.
        Also, if the Sun and Moon are in the same zodiac
        sign, then only the Sun position is interpreted;
        the Moon position, being the same as the Sun
        position, does not need to be interpreted in
        this case.

             Your Sun is in Pisces (Tropical zodiac).

Coming under the influences of Pisces, water and religion or spiritual matters are likely to have an untold influence on you. Of course, this depends upon the way you respond to these kinds of experiences, for they have probably played an important part or at least have been innate in your experience through many lifetimes in the earth.

Pisces means or symbolizes what is naturally, or by its very nature, representative of influences of the higher soul or higher spiritual level. Hence those things of the spiritual nature should preferably be the way in which your judgments are drawn, as to whether this or that activity should be your impelling influence. Not that you should become lost in motives or in influences impelling your actions: just use those things of the spiritual import as the measuring rod of your activities and experiences.

In light of this, the period around the birth and ministry of Jesus, the Christ, is the clearest past life for you to recall and build upon in the present. You may even remember a lifetime as part of Roman culture, where priority was placed upon position in society and in the military.

Another early Church memory might be stronger for you: the hills around Galilee and the desert near the Dead Sea where the Essenes and others gathered to meditate and study. Then too you may be emotionally drawn to painful scenes of being among early Christians who were martyred for the courage of believing in the Messiah. Regardless of specifics, you are quite likely always to be dominated by a sense of expectancy and mystery.

In later lifetimes since the early Church period, you were probably celibate, as a nun or monk of a leading religious order.

Noble, compassionate Jupiter and spiritual, mystical Neptune are the two rulers or key symbols for the sign of Pisces. From Neptune comes the intuitive forces, the mystical or mysterious influences in your experience, whether you allow them to be mentally or consciously active or not. Another influence of these planets as expressed through Pisces is that although you have a great deal of compassion, you may be too passive in expressing your personal energy and soul force. Also, it will probably be much easier for you than for most people to suppress your sexual desires because of the memory of one or more past lives when you set aside your personal concerns for the good of the entire community. [816-3, 1506-1, 997-1]

             Your Moon is in Taurus (Tropical zodiac).

Taurus' influence inclines you to be somewhat headstrong, with a very set and determined manner. Hence you are not always understood in everything you try to do, or in things which you know yourself to be true. Yet long-lasting are the influences you make on others with whom you have deep associations from previous lives.

Remember, success or accomplishment in life is not a matter of some great force or influence. Just as taught by the Master, it is not the power of the storm or of the earthquake or of great noises and the like. Rather it is the still small voice speaking from within you which becomes the influence through which movements of truly great forces really arise.

Since your childhood, being outdoors and living close to nature is probably more significant to you than to most others. This love of nature and the great outdoors is from one or more past lives spent on a farm or in nature settings. For ages countries on the Mediterranean such as ancient Egypt, Greece and virtually all of the ancient Mideast lived in close contact with nature. So did the Native Americans of pre-Columbian America. And surely you were one of them.

Farming, fishing and hunting then, are among your familiar pursuits (even if they only involve occasional outdoor activities like gardening, boating or indoors, tending flowers and plants). You also probably have greater confidence in holistic, natural healing approaches than in modern medicine's "advanced" yet artificial technology.

Now, Venus is the planet which rules or best symbolizes the essence of the sign Taurus. Of course, Venus symbolizes the female sex. Centuries ago in oriental cultures women were more feminine -- and experienced much more respect -- than today. A lifetime in Asia and lands like China, then, are also a likely part of your past life experiences.[1149-1, 1641-1]

             Your Moon is in Aries (Sidereal zodiac).

From Aries are found inclinations often to be considered by others as being headstrong. You may also be very hard to convince alongside judgments you have made which have been the determining factors in your experience. Yet once you are convinced of something, you become very determined in that particular direction.

This tendency toward self-determination and being headstrong is probably rooted in at least one lifetime in ancient Palestine. Your likely link with the tribal nomads known as the Hebrews is expressed in your urge either to be a powerful yet somewhat dogmatic leader or to be inclined to follow someone with strong leadership qualities.

Also, living in large or extended family units dominated by a strong director or leader (whether male or female), having special admiration for winners, or even being totally submissive to another person who you feel is somehow in charge of you and your life are characteristic inclinations from similar experiences long ago.

Of course, Mars is the primary planet which symbolizes or rules the sign of Aries. This makes Mars and martial urges of special significance to you this lifetime. Therefore, depending on whether or not you apply your will, responding to conflict situations with directness and force are likely to be among your subconscious urges. These urges are from your prior experiences in the realm of Mars and from one or more past lives in the harsh, ancient desert culture of Israel and neighboring Arab lands.

Also from Mars, the Ram influence and this past lifetime in ancient Canaan and Palestine you may feel a need not only to be a leader or director but to excel in your career or in more physical endeavors like exercising or a competitive activities such as sports.[279-4, 340-15, 1804-1]

Your Past Life Decanates

According to an ancient Vedic astrology method
still practiced in India, Past Life Planets are realms
in which you sojourned between earth lifetimes. They
are identified through the position of your sidereal
Sun and Moon in the decanates (a decanate is a one-
third division of a zodiac sign; each is ruled by a
planet). Any patterns involving these Past Life
Planets are therefore of special importance. Pay extra
attention, then, to any sections of your Report which
interpret these planets.

NOTE: If your Sun and Moon are both located in a
decanate which is ruled by the same planet, then
only the Sun position is interpreted; the Moon's
decanate position, being the same as the Sun's,
therefore does not need to be interpreted.

           Your Sun is in Pisces Decanate

Your sidereal Sun is in the decanate of Pisces, which is co-ruled by Neptune and Jupiter. This points to prominent soul journeys in the interlife realms of Jupiter and Neptune, and to one or more parallel lifetimes in which you were dedicated to spirituality, humanitarian, healing-oriented and spiritual, mystical endeavors. Your experiences then may have brought you prominence or notoriety in spiritual causes ranging from the Essenes and Gnostics around the time of Christ to Eastern temples and ashrams and later, in medieval or modern monastic life.

Of likely special interest to you in your present life are mysticism, spirituality and most movements toward Oneness and the mysteries of Life and Nature, including dreams and mystical kinds of music and art. These interests and urges are intensified from lifetimes where the sea or large bodies of water played a large role, as well as from your soul experiences between earth incarnations in the realms of Neptune and Jupiter.

           Your Moon is in Sagittarius Decanate

Your sidereal Moon is in the decanate of Sagittarius, which is ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter as Past Life Planet points to a prominent soul journey between earth incarnations in the realm of Jupiter, called Brahmaloka in Vedic astrology. Your Jupiter sojourn demonstrates that you have reached a high level of development toward a universal consciousness among all men and women.

Your special Jupiter sojourn also indicates you have a strong inner commitment to faith, optimism and group causes potentially affecting large numbers of people. Past lives in humanitarian or spiritual service and ministry, religious, royal and priestly affairs are likely, especially lifetimes in Egypt and the Holy Land.

Sources Researched for Your Past Life Report

The primary source for your Past Life Report is Edgar Cayce's original Past Life Astrology readings. The past life interpretations of your planetary patterns identify by case number specific Cayce readings used (see references below for researching these readings on your own). While as many as a dozen readings might be used in one interpretation, a few interpretations of particular planet combinations do not use the Cayce information. This is because no one receiving a reading from Cayce which discussed those planets also had the same planets in that particular combination at their birth. Especially is this so with the fast moving Moon, as most readings did not include the timed birth data necessary for calculating the Moon's position. Also, Cayce seldom mentioned the Moon, thus further limiting his readings as a resource for interpreting the Moon's influence. And he referred to Pluto even less often, partly because it was not discovered until nearly 20 years after he gave his first astrology reading (prior to its actual discovery and naming by astronomers, Cayce, knowing clairvoyantly of Pluto's existence, referred to it by the names Septimus and Vulcan).

Other sources used as the basis for your Past Life Report include, in addition to the Cayce readings, Alda Marian Jangl's Astrological Prayerbook, from which she and her publisher Samuel Weiser kindly granted permission to quote. Also consulted were works by Isabel Hickey and Alan Carter for their valuable insights into planet aspects.

Another important component of this Report includes Cayce's relatively rare comments about the signs of the zodiac (his emphasis was almost entirely on planets rather than signs) and past life settings for the Sun and Moon in the zodiacal signs, tropical and sidereal. The past life geographical, historical and cultural settings for the 12 zodiac signs are based in part on a source who wishes to remain anonymous.

Finally, the Past Life Report includes interpretations of the sidereal Sun and Moon in the 36 decanates, based on the planetary ruler of the decanate (akin to a method still used in Hindu/Vedic astrology). These decanate interpretations are in turn based on parallel decanate analyses of the Cayce readings, a research method discussed at length with case studies in Ry Redd's Toward A New Astrology: The Approach of Edgar Cayce (available from the American Federation of Astrologers and the Association for Research and Enlightenment or A.R.E., the organization founded by Cayce). An additional source for the Cayce readings which you might like to consult in looking further into readings used in your Past Life Report is Astrology in the Edgar Cayce Readings, Library Series volumes 17 and 18 (A.R.E., Box 595, Virginia Beach, VA 23451; the Cayce readings are open to the public in the A.R.E. Library in Virginia Beach). Ry Redd also welcomes questions about researching the readings in his collection.

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