Health in the New Millennium -
Astrology and the Horoscope for the New Millennium.
Well it’s been an interesting couple of years since 2000 clicked
over hasn’t it? Are you feeling a tad exhausted by the energies
of these past few years? How’s your health? Feeling somewhat tested
in so many ways?
Well here’s a few ideas I’d like to share with you as to
why this may be the case… and central within them is a core concept
which is of a very Spiritual nature. Humanity is currently in the midst
of an accelerative process which is heralding a major evolutionary ‘spurt’,
and the purpose of this is for each of us to connect with the “Divine”
at work in the world… and in our own nature.
Astrology is a marvelous and bountiful tool, as it can be used in oh
so many ways to diagnose and make sense of the Cosmos and our place within
it. All things are, after all, “written in the Stars”, and
it has been my pleasure during the past 20 years to seek understanding
of these matters. I make no definitive claims here, as each person’s
truth is indeed subjective. However, what has resonated loud and clear
throughout my studies, is the thread which is central within all great
cosmologies. We are Spiritualised beings, and we are subject to the Laws
The 7 Laws
The “Hermetic Principles” are what we may loosely describe
as the seven primary “Universal Laws” of Metaphysics.
- THE PRINCIPLE OF MENTALISM. “The All is mind - the Universe
is mental’ (or our thoughts create our realities).
- THE PRINCIPLE OF CORRESPONDENCE. “As Above, so below - so below,
as above’ - (or what happens at the collective level is part of
and interconnected with the individual level).
- THE PRINCIPLE OF VIBRATION. “Nothing rests, everything moves
and vibrates” -
- THE PRINCIPLE OF POLARITY. “Everything is dual; everything has
poles; everything has pairs of opposites; like and unlike are the same;
opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes
meet; all truths are but half truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.
- THE PRINCIPLE OF RHYTHM. Everything flows out and in, everything has
tides; all things fall; the pendulum swing manifests in everything;
the measure of the swing to the right, is the measure of the swing to
the left; rhythm compensates”.
- THE PRINCIPLE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT. “Every cause has its effect;
every effect has its’ cause; everything happens according to Law;
‘chance’ is another name for Law not recognised; there are
many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the Law”.
- THE PRINCILE OF GENDER. “Gender is everything; everything has
its Masculine and Feminine principles; gender manifests on all planes”.
Thus we are subject to the law of “cause and effect”
or Kharma, we are part of The Great Universal Oneness, and our
individual energies have everything to do with Global Energies - or Gaia.
Now in case it has slipped your notice, Gaia is in the midst of a healing
Crisis. The planet Chiron was first sighted in 1977. This coincided with
the beginning awareness and revelation within the Scientific community,
of holes in ozone layers, the real impact of deforestation and fossil
fuels, and the next phase in both space exploration and health technology.
So if Gaia is in a healing crisis, what does that tell us about ourselves?
- The Great Ages and Evolution
There’s an interesting phenomenon in the timings of the discoveries
of the “modern planets” as they are described - Uranus who
is known for his revolutionary and scientific rulerships, was discovered
in 1781 the decade of the American Civil War and the French Revolution
- he is the ruler of Aquarius and therefore the “New Age”.
Neptune who is known for his Spiritual and psychological rulerships was
discovered in 1846, coinciding with romanticism, the trade in narcotics
and the beginning of the spread of global spiritual movements. And lastly
Pluto ruling transformation, death and re-birth was sighted in 1931 coinciding
with the “cracking of the atom” and the rise of global power
This “Triunity” as they are known, are the frequencies or
energies which are responsible for the journey through the doorway of
these few hundred years, or cuspal period between the 2,150 year Great
Ages of Pisces and Aquarius. A great process is unfolding… and we
are all subject to it, and part of it! The rise of western culture during
the past 4,000 years (or Age of Aries and Pisces) has been a rapid and
dynamic story, and during this evolutionary drive toward increased creativity,
we have experienced the result of exploitation without awareness of the
impact of unchecked greed - i.e. we have been “unconscious”..
And now Gaia is hurting very much - and so are we. When we realise that
we are all Souls incarnating with intent and purpose, it is both very
sobering, and also exciting to realise that we have chosen to be here
on Earth right now at this crisis point in our evolutionary journey. The
next stage of this journey which is revealed to us through the understanding
of the Aquarian essence, is that it is now time to recognise our individual
place within the “great Collective” or “group mind”,
so during these next few decades enormous changes are set to sweep through
our world…and our minds…if we are to save and heal our planet.
Yes… it is time to become “conscious”.
The health impact of the 1960s and beyond…
Enter the New Age Movement or whatever you want to call it…the title
is irrelevant… the reality is that we are all impelled to change
our thoughts and our actions so that we can adapt to a radically changing
world - and thrive within it. This movement began during the revolutionary
1960s, when two of the modern planets met in conjunction in the mid 1960s.
Uranus (Mr Revolution) and Pluto (Mr Transformation) met in the sign of
Virgo, which is said to be the sign which rules work, health and service.
Paradoxically in terms of health, two things happened which counteracted
each other, and opened the door for our collective healing crisis. The
World Health Organisation embarked on a 10 year program to eradicate cholera,
smallpox and typhoid, and they pretty much succeeded. The resulting problem
was, however, the global population began to increase exponentially! Around
the same time vaccination for many childhood diseases and illnesses became
the norm - and our Immune Systems began to weaken.
The other result of this time was the development of the next phase in
the psychotherapeutic movement - a whole new batch of therapists emerged
who began to deepen our understanding of the human psyche, and to admit
and integrate the Spiritual dimension of our drives, and to define this
as separate from ‘religion’ as such. Since then “therapy”
has become part of the healing movement in terms of seeking interface
between our physical health and our emotional, psychological and spiritual
health, in much the same way as the sacred temples and priestesses did
this for us in ancient times. The legacy of this voyage is that many of
us have begun to seek this wholeness, as we try to make sense of our own
urge to crisis and transformation.
Four Levels of Health
Now that I see this relationship so clearly, it has begun to offer me
in some sense an understanding of the whole Immune System issue which
so many people are currently experiencing. In the past few years many
people I meet in the course of my classes, clients, friends and my own
family are presenting with Immune System problems, and I have been intrigued
to try and make some sense of why. As usual I return to core ideas within
Astrology and the wholeness process to develop an answer.
In the Esoteric Astrological model each planet carries a ‘Ray
frequency’, or energetic impulse, which directly affects an organ
or body part within the whole person. After all this stands to reason.
If the Moon affects feminine cycles and emotional processes in general,
then how could it not be that all the other planets have impact also.
Each planet affects or rules us physically (hormonally and cellularly),
psychologically and emotionally. In turn each of these four levels synthesise
with each other, so it is obvious that each of us experience physical
health as a direct result of our psycho-emotional health! In other words
our thoughts (both conscious and unconscious) create our wholeness on
every level! This is the first Law of Metaphysics!
Now Neptune rules the Immune System within the physical organic. The
Immune System is responsible for protecting our body from bacterial and
viral infection. Neptune also rules Spirituality and sensitivity within
our emotional body, which is why Neptune rules the final zodiac sign Pisces
- the sign of the artist, romantic and mystic. So if something is wrong
with the immune system then something must be wrong with the Spiritual
system…once again this stands to reason (if you accept my offerings
I feel this essential link is integral to the core issues which are presenting
themselves within both the collective, and individual, during these years.
Our current accelerative rate of growth and change is very taxing on all
of our bodies - stress and anxiety are so prevalent in people’s
daily lives, and we have little on offer from our orthodox western religions
in the way of Spiritually nourishing or sustaining philosophies to counteract
or balance our stressed out times. Very interesting! Indeed my call is
that generally our culture is very low in meaningful essence at all!!
There are so many disaffected and emotionally damaged people, as a result
of our western drive for success measured through money and possessions.
This is at the heart of the matter. The Sun is responsible for energy
and life force and astrologically rules the heart - the heart is the 4th
or middle Chakra, and if it is closed or damaged emotionally, then the
capacity for love and true connection with meaningful energy usage is
also damaged. This is reflected in the huge rate of heart disease in recent
decades in the west. So culturally we are out of heart… out of love…
out of meaning. Ultimately we are out of Spirit - the essence which infuses
So now we have the link between Neptune and his immune system rulership
and the Sun and his rulership of the Leonine heart! The spiritual teachings
which I enjoy, tell me that we are at our best and most balanced as whole
people when we are operating our energies from a state of inspiration.
To be inspired - “inspire”… to take in life. So where
do we get inspiration? From our relationship with our Spiritual life.
Every human being is ultimately a creative individual, who has the capacity
to connect with the Spiritualising inspirational source from which we
all come. So why do so few of us really know how to do this? And why is
it so very important that we begin to learn how to do this at this time?
For The New Millennium
A horoscope can be cast for anything! At any moment in time we may record
the planetary positions as viewed from earth and receive insight as to
the inherent “potential” of the person or event which was
“born” at that moment. So the January 1st 2001 chart is cast
for midnight and I always use Greenwich which is 0 degrees or the Prime
Meridian. What makes this chart especially important is that it is not
just the chart for the next 100 years, but indeed is also the chart for
the next 1,000 years - the period of the Millenium to come.
I remember clearly my first sighting of this chart 18 years ago and
my eyes fell not to the Sun, (as all January 1st charts always have the
Sun in Capricorn in the 4th house), but I immediately noticed the Moon
which falls in Pisces and in the 6th house. I couldn’t help but
spontaneously (or was it intuitively) say out loud - “this is a
plague chart”, and quickly admonished myself for being somewhat
dramatic. But many times in discussion in groups and classes since, I
have found myself coming back to the same words and realising they are
very close to probability.
The Moon in a Mundane or Collective horoscope represents the emotional
health of the people - also their capacity for nourishment (food etc)
and nurture. Spiritually The Moon is also the group Soul, and the themes
of the passage of this group Soul during the period involved (in this
case 1,000 years). So Moon in Pisces is ruled by Neptune as we have seen,
and tells us about the whole psycho-spiritual theme I have already outlined.
And she is also in the 6th house which is the house of health, work and
service. Sum total here is - the emotional health of the group or collective
human species is totally linked with the Spiritual health of said human
species. So the immune system is up!
We saw the first powerful expression of this during the 1980s as the
AIDS Virus made its appearance. This continues to be a major threat to
global health for the moment, and although we hear very little in the
way of current statistics (perhaps it has paled as a media draw card),
Africa in general and South East Asia have alarming infection levels.
But this is only one of many new and insidious viri which are arriving
on the scene, and I must say I agree with those who think we have been
overly immunised since the 1960s, and this has weakened our ability to
protect our bodies. I am reminded of the myth in which the dragon is beheaded
and sprouts 7 more heads…and so on.
The next feature worthy of a mention in this chart is the relationship
from the Moon in Pisces, to both Pluto and Chiron in Sagittarius in the
3rd house. They form a square or hard challenging aspect, which denotes
stress within the challenge to integrate their potential energies. Pluto
rules death, regeneration and renewal - Chiron rules the crisis which
results from a “wounding” and leads to a healing process.
Put these two sets of words together and I think you’ll get the
The sign of Sagittarius is the 9th stage of the Zodiacal process. This
tells us that after the proceeding 8 stages we are ready to journey through
the quest for meaning and purpose.
- We have begun with the first Arian stage where we take our raw and
undifferentiated courage and begin our life in the world.
- Next we must find our true inner worth and security in Taurus.
- The third sign of Gemini offers us the opening of the reasoning intellect
so we can collect data and exchange ideas and information.
- Then we must become emotionally safe and allow ourselves to nurture
and be nurtured in the 4th sign of Cancer.
- Once this is well then we can explore our creative and dynamic energy
- The sixth sign is Virgo, where we must learn the lessons of discipline
and service for our Leonine ego.
- Next comes Libra, where we learn that we are nothing without others,
and that they are our mirrors in relationship.
- Scorpio is the eighth stage where we must descend into the unconscious
and burn away the lower ego nature if we are to find true inner empowerment.
- The ninth fold Sagittarian process contains the freedom to learn and
form a meaningful belief system, once we come to terms with the true
nature of Scorpionic power.
- The 10th stage is Capricorn which sits at the top of the Cross of
Initiation whereby we begin to take responsibility for doing our Dharma
or work once we have found our meaning.
- Aquarius is the 11th sign and stage, where we make the connection
back to humanity out of the personal and offers us the chance to bring
reform and change.
- Pisces is the final stage where we dissolve our lower ego as we become
Spiritualised, and resonate from a place of compassion and inspiration
I think you will agree that the very thing that many folks simply do
not have these days is this Sagittarian meaning and purpose. So perhaps
Chiron conjunct with Pluto in Sagittarius in this chart is the opportunity
to gain this meaningful belief system as the result of physical, psychological
and emotional health crises! I must say there are countless examples of
people whose lives change for the better once they get very sick. Indeed
this is what it takes for most people to re-evaluate their lives and re-decision
Ultimately these planetary energies speak of the need for people to really
begin to learn about the mind/body relationship - indeed the true nature
of metaphysics as an underlying philosophy in our culture. Pluto gives
us contact with the deeper subtle drives within the unconscious ‘programming’
within our psyches, and in Sag. connects us with the power of the Ancient
Mystery Teachings - Chiron in Sag. offers us the chance to heal the collective
psyche by working within this philosophy of “wholeness and oneness”.
The third house deals with the networking or spreading of the “word”.
Again there are countless examples of people who grow and thrive on all
levels once they start working within humanity - be it either environmentally
if they are Earthy types - health and healing if they are Water types
- motivation and leadership if they are Fire types - and invention and
technology if they are Air types. Simple really isn’t it? By committing
our energies to the improvement of the world we automatically up the ante
on our Soul growth - our Soul starts to buzz and express its’ true
purpose - and our Spiritual energies are enlivened; we begin to feel more
whole and balanced within our emotional bodies!
To work toward healing and re- balancing the feminine nurturing Soul
essence within our society, we must work with the Moon in Pisces which
is ruled by Neptune. In our modern world we have come to undervalue Neptunians,
as they are the “dreamers” and the mystics…the artists
and muses…the compassionate healers... the B type personalities.
We value “stalkers” or A type personalities…cut and
thrust ambitious consumption is our ‘motif’ or value system,
and yet this is the very problem!
So my friends to honour and balance ourselves from here we need to begin
to get our Neptune healthy! Let’s do a dysfunctional/functional
list and get clear:
vague and confused
co-dependant and needy
worry and fret
driven by unconscious drives
Self and other deceptive
clear and inspired
independent and self motivated
faith and trust
calm and flowing
honest with self and others
in the world safely
in charge of choices
These are the basic themes of Neptune. I see many clients
and students in the course of a year, and the most common theme in recent
times is around the individuation process. To become “the self who
I really am” or “fully autonomous individual” requires
that we use our own Sun (in which ever sign it is in) as functionally
as possible. To do this we have to come out of old style co-dependant
needy relationships, where we are symbiotic with others. This is also
another theme of Neptune, which plays out victim/rescue games to get our
Enter the “new or modern woman”, who is aggressively independent
in her quest for selfness - often to the detriment of her ability to love
and be nurtured. Conversely or at the other pole, we have the needy dependent
woman we meet so often constrained within marriage, where ‘he pays
the bills’ and she takes care of his feelings for him! That is indeed
the exchange or contract within old style co-dependant marriage. The price
she pays for his being her Sun for her through his “action in the
world”, is her loss of autonomy.
So relationship issues are also very powerful these days aren’t
they? In their quest for greater autonomy and individuality women are
asking men to feel their own feelings… and Men are expecting women
to stop being helpless and overly needy! To heal and restore our planetary
psyche, we must open the “feminine” for restoration and re-balancing
onto the planet…and thus into our own natures. The drive of the
feminist movement, (also a result of the revolutionary 1960s along with
civil rights activism) over these past 30 years, was to gain the right
for women to be in the world on an equal footing with men. However, women
are often aggressive in this process and carry huge amounts of “feminine
unconscious rage”. Many women have yet to learn or realise, that
we must also heal back into our softer more nourishing essence, and that
being angry with Patriarchy isn’t going to heal anything. So it’s
not just about the boys needing to soften my dear ladies…it is also
Ultimately our true Plutonian power lives in our Neptunian compassion
- our ability to be kind and tolerant of ourselves and others, and willing
to go through the healing journey in our own lives so that we may become
these things. As each of us heal, the Planet heals, and at this point
in our journey I make this a top priority! May you all heal and grow in
these changing times.
The Kybalion Hermetic Philosophy by Three Initiates Yogi Publication Society
Maggie Kerr is an accredited teacher, and counsellor in Astrology and
psychotherapy and has worked for 20 years in the field. She has written
the series Universal Astrology, which incorporates 5 Workbooks and is
available as a correspondence course. To find out more, click
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