" good way to begin your understanding of medical astrology is to gain an understanding of how the signs of the zodiac relate to the body. Generally speaking, the signs of the zodiac rule the anatomical locations in the body beginning with Aries for the head and ending with Pisces for the feet."
"In the zodiacs around the world, Cancer is represented by a shellfish to denote the soft, tender emotional self under the shell or wall of protection created by this sensitive person. Cancerians are protective of their feelings that can be hurt so easily. They are naturally introverted and can be insecure. They have a need to be nurtured and taken care of by others. It's easy for this need to turn into selfishness if they feel neglected. They are very attuned to the emotional attitude of others and can read the psychological atmosphere of a relationship instinctually.
" Empedocles, a fifth century BCE Greek philosopher, originated the terms Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. He explained the nature of the universe as an interaction of two opposing principles called love and strife manipulating the four elements. He stated that these four elements were all equal, of the same age, that each rules its own province, and each posseses its own individual character. Different mixtures of these elements produced the different natures of things.
"As recently as a few thousand years ago, Western scientists considered the whole earth to be made of 4 elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Even though science has taken a different turn, we can still use this ancient wisdom to make sense of the world."
"What happens when you count all the planets in each element and one type is missing? Some astrologers claim that you are missing whatever it is that the particular element rules. For instance, if you have no planets in water signs in your horoscope, they would say that you can’t express emotions (some even say that you have no emotions!). If you have no planets in earth signs, they would tell you that you are impractical. And if you have no planets in Air Signs, you are not supposed to communicate too well or do much writing."
"These reprocess and filter planetary energy. The signs themselves reveal psychic patterns and life-potentials which, when functioning freely and openly, are all balanced and whole in themselves, and have their own ways of manifesting completeness and enlightenment. But they each have characteristic ways of becoming obstructed, corrupted, twisted and hampered as well – and these aspects of the human psyche, and of society and civilisation, we are all nowadays well accustomed to.
"Fire, Air, Earth, and Water, the four elements, sometimes called the Triplicities, play an important part in astrology. The term triplicities comes from the fact that there are three signs associated with each of the four elements.
"This is an experimental theory, an idea that just occured to me, and although I couldn't find any practical applications, I think there must many of it. I hope someone will pick up this idea and make practical use of it."
"Within the cycle of the year lies a cycle of archetypal energy-patterns or time-imprints which have a very dynamic effect on us all. The zodiac. Clueing in on the zodiac gives us a chance to perceive the inner time-energy-holofrequencies at work behind all life and form, giving us a subtle basis and sense of timing with which to work our way through the labyrinth of life. There’s another dimension too: by getting a clear sense of the energy-weather we live in, we can to some extent see and be beyond it, increasingly centred in the timeless.
"There are twelve signs and twelve houses. If a horoscope has two “intercepted” signs (signs that do not appear at the beginning of any house) then two other signs will have to do double duty and be on the cusp (beginning) of two houses."