Hard Aspects Of The Sun Sun Moon

A hard aspect between the Sun and the Moon implies poor health and low vitality. When the energy of the Sun is blocked by the Moon, which rules all the bodily fluids, there is the possibility of a very basic flaw in a person. Ill health can be expected at some point if eating habits are poor and emotions negative. At the least such a person will have a weak beginning as an infant, perhaps with stronger health toward middle age. The individual cannot afford junk food diets because his or her body will probably retaliate.

A hard configuration between the Sun and the Moon can indicate a deficiency in vitamin A (Sun). As a result there may be sterility, female complaints and disorders, reproductive infections—such as vaginal yeast infections (Scorpio)—and digestive upsets.

Since the Moon rules Cancer, the "coverings" in the body, such as the pericardium of the heart, the sinuses and the cheeks, may be affected. Since bone marrow also falls under Cancer's domain, a lack of vitamin A may cause softening or abnormal lengthening of the long bone in the body.

There may also be problems with pregnancy with a hard aspect between the Sun and the Moon. Especially when a hard aspect to Saturn is present, a lack of iodine (Sun) in the mother and fetus may be indicated if the planets are in the sign Taurus or its opposite polarity, Scorpio, thyroid imbalance may occur during or after pregnancy, affecting the basal metabolism so that the mother is unable to lose weight and return to normal metabolic functions: a thyroid test should be conducted when the patient is found to be pregnant to ascertain whether an iodine supplement of natural origin should be included in her diet. Furthermore, such an aspect can signal a long labor because of insufficient magnesium (Sun), especially if there is also a hard aspect to Saturn. Without enough magnesium the pituitary gland may be unable to stimulate the release of uterine hormones to insure healthy contractions: this problem will especially tend to affect women with either the Sun or the Moon in Cancer or Capricorn as well as a hard aspect from Saturn.

In fact, a hard aspect between the Sun and the Moon is very likely to produce a deficiency of magnesium, especially if the person is a heavy milk and dairy product user—a good possibility since the sign Cancer is involved. Insufficient magnesium in turn can lead to a lack of potassium (Moon). If there is not enough potassium in the cells, edemalike situations can occur. If one planet is in Cancer and the other in Libra, there may be a possible fluid imbalance from tack of potassium. And if Leo or Aquarius is involved, potential heart palpitations and racing may be caused from a lack of potassium.

On the other hand, if Pluto is trine the Sun, there may be too much magnesium in the body. This abundance of magnesium can interfere with the potassium exchange in nerve-related activity, causing impaired muscular and respiratory functions.

The transiting Moon in hard aspect to the Sun may also affect conditions for surgical operations. Operations should not normally be scheduled when the transiting Moon is within 17 degrees of the natal Sun. Nor should an operation be contemplated when the transiting Moon is in close square, opposition or inconjunct to the natal or transiting Sun. Sun-Mercury

Since Mercury is never more than 28 degrees from the Sun, there are no major aspects possible, except for the conjunction.

Mercury rules Gemini; consequently, with a Sun-Mercury conjunction there can be various disorders related to the Gemini-directed tubes of the body, such as the eustachian tubes of the ears, the bronchial tubes of the lungs, the ureters leading from the kidneys to the bladder, the urethra leading from the bladder to the outer opening, the fallopian tubes carrying eggs from the ovaries to the uterus and the cerebrospinal system. With an accompanying hard aspect from Saturn and one of the planets in Gemini, a deficiency of vitamin A could manifest as bronchial asthma attacks. In addition, ear infections might occur if Saturn is in aspect and one of the planets is in Aries. Bladder infection (cystitis) or menstrual problems are possible if Scorpio is involved. And if one of the planets is in Libra, the lower back may be helped with adequate vitamin A.

Since Mercury also rules Virgo, a lack of vitamin A may cause ailments associated with that sign. Virgo guides the splitting-up processes that take place in the intestines, liver and pancreas. A deficiency of vitamin A may create intestinal problems, such as colitis or diverticulosis. The aging process or the slow renewal of RNA through the liver may also be caused by a lack of vitamin A. And with the pancreatic disease diabetes vitamin A cannot be stored properly and must be replenished daily. Rashes, itching, flaking, psoriasis, liver spots, dryness and tightness may also appear, partially caused by the nerves, ruled by Mercury,

Nerve-related problems are another possibility with the Sun in hard aspect with Mercury. If Mercury is in an air sign (Gemini, Libra or Aquarius), the person is apt to be high-strung to begin with. This condition may be aggravated by a deficiency of thiamine (Mercury) so that the person is easily irritable and grouchy. An individual with Mercury in a fire sign (Aries, Leo or Sagittarius) is more apt to have inflammation of the nerve endings, such as neuritis or inflammation of the sciatica. Another disease linked to a deficiency of thiamine is Bell's palsy, more likely to occur if Mercury is in Aries, which rules the face, the motor centers of the brain and the circulation therein. Any such nervous condition may be intensified by an additional hard aspect from Saturn.

A deficiency of thiamine may bring on heart problems as well, since the Sun rules that vital organ. For example, there is the possibility of cardiomegaly or bradycardia. A planet in the sign Leo or an activated Fixed Cross in a natal chart could enhance such a possibility. >

Moreover, a lack of thiamine could cause disorders of the spinal cord, coruled by the Sun and Uranus. For instance, the myelin sheaths that cover the cord could become destroyed or partially disintegrated because of insufficient thiamine coupled with pernicious anemia.

Since Mercury co-rules the thyroid with Taurus, thyroid complications are also possible. With a hard aspect from Saturn the thyroid may hypofunction because a lack of vitamin D (Sun) means there is not enough calcium (Saturn) available in the system. Or with a hard aspect from Saturn the thyroid may hypofunction from lack of iodine, particularly if any of these three planets is in Taurus or Scorpio. On the other hand, with a hard aspect to Sun-Mercury from Mars or Uranus the thyroid may hyperfunction.

Finally, a hard aspect between the Sun and Mercury can indicate a deficiency of magnesium and accompanying illnesses. For instance, a lack of magnesium can contribute to Virgo-related diseases, such as diarrhea or pancreatitis. With a hard aspect from Jupiter vitamin B-6 (Jupiter) may not be supplied in adequate quantities because of insufficient magnesium, creating a potential diabetic situation or leading to celiac diseases. And if there is a hard aspect from Jupiter or Saturn and the sign Virgo is involved, there may be liver damage. Sun-Venus

Because Venus is never farther away than 48 degrees from the Sun it is impossible for the Sun to be in a major hard aspect to Venus, except for a conjunction. Therefore, the semi-square or 45-degree angle should be considered a minor hard aspect and noted in any medical condition.

The main problems involved with an aspect between the Sun and Venus concern a lack of vitamin E (Venus). Although Venus cannot be a direct cause of heart problems because of its close orbit to the Sun, a hard aspect from Saturn could indicate a vitamin E deficiency that could contribute to cardiac malfunctions. Furthermore, since vitamin A and magnesium are both essential for proper use of vitamin E, a negative aspect from Saturn and Uranus could show at least a sporadic deficiency in one of these nutrients—a deficiency that could secondarily aid heart ailments. A hard aspect from Saturn could also indicate a lack of copper (Venus) and/or vitamin C (Saturn), deficiencies that might make the aorta susceptible to aneurysms and create heart problems. In addition, with a hard aspect from Saturn, not enough vitamin E may be available to help absorb the iodine that is ingested. There may also be afflictions of the skin related to a deficiency of vitamin E.

Because Venus rules Libra there may be troubles with the acid-alkaline metabolism when Venus is in aspect with the Sun. Acidosis may become a problem, possibly initiating nephritis. This disorder might evolve into a bone ailment if a hard aspect to Saturn is present.

Thyroid difficulties are other possibilities. Venus rules Taurus, which, along with Mercury, co-rules the thyroid. Abnormal function of that gland may occur because of insufficient vitamin A. A hard aspect from Saturn would suggest that vitamin E is deficient and cannot absorb the iodine ingested. A hard aspect from Pluto, with the sign Libra involved, may also point to thyroid inefficiency.

With a hard aspect from Saturn, there may be other problems. For example, there may be a magnesium deficiency, which can create calcium deposits in the kidneys. Clots in the veins are also possible with a hard aspect to Saturn.

Finally, there is speculation that the Sun conjunct Venus may cause a person to burn up great amounts of energy, contributing to a deficiency of niacin (Venus).

Sun-Mars

Heart problems are possible with a hard aspect between the Sun and Mars. For example, there may be potential cardiovascular ailments involving high blood pressure. Heart palpitations or irregular beats may be caused by a deficiency of phosphorous (Mars). Anemic conditions may create an enlargement of the heart, placing a strain upon the organ. With a trine from Jupiter there may also be accumulation of fat in the arteries (atherosclerosis) as well as too much intake of chlorine (Mars), resulting in potential heart ailments. And an additional hard

aspect from Saturn could indicate cardiac problems because there is too few fatty acids (Mars) to help vitamins A and D to be synthesized.

Insufficient vitamins A and D may create other difficulties. A lack of vitamin A may mean kidney inflammation or nephritis by reflex action of Mars to Libra, which rules the kidneys: additional vitamin A can soothe the inflamed tissue and reduce the swelling. Without enough vitamin D the Mars-ruled minerals sodium and phosphorus may not be properly absorbed. Excessive perspiration as well as heatstroke or sunstroke may occur from loss of sodium. In addition, if either the Sun or Mars is in Libra, high acidity may develop from too little sodium. With the Sun trine either Jupiter or Pluto in hard aspect with Mars phsophorus may be washed out of the system, leaving too much magnesium instead.

In fact, a magnesium imbalance is strongly indicated with a hard aspect between the Sun and Mars. Too little magnesium can cause problems with the adrenal glands. If the sign Libra is involved, the adrenal glands probably won*t secrete enough aldosterone to help regulate the rate of magnesium excretion via the kidneys and urine. Too little magnesium could cause the adrenals to be hyperactive, especially with a trine to Mars from Jupiter or Pluto. If the Sun or Mars is in Aries or Cancer, with a hard aspect from Pluto, the adrenal glands could also be hyperfunctioning, whereas the pituitary gland could be hypofunctioning. When the adrenals overproduce hormones and the pituitary gland is sluggish, brittle bones (osteoporosis) may result. With a lack of magnesium in the muscles an alcoholic may suffer from delirium tremens when a hard aspect to Neptune is also present.

A Sun-Mars hard aspect may also cause an imbalance of calcium in the body. For instance, if vitamin D is not being synthesized by enough fatty acids, calcium may not be reaching its destination. An additional hard aspect from Saturn could also indicate either too much or too little calcium. Calcium in the urinary tract could be formed because of an imbalance of phosphorus. Or there could be a deficiency of calcium resulting in poor muscle coordination.

If there is an additional aspect from Mercury, a hyperthyroid condition is also possible with a hard aspect between the Sun and Mars. Since iodine is used at a higher rate when Mars is involved, more natural supplementation of that mineral may be necessary to keep the bodily metabolism normal and the thyroid well-regulated. A hypermetabolic situation is also probable if either the Sun or Mars is in Libra, especially if Pluto is in hard aspect as well.

In addition, a hard configuration between the Sun and Mars may indirectly contribute to a deficiency of PABA (Saturn), a deficiency that could have a direct effect on the efficiency of folic acid (Mars) in the body. And by weak implication vitamin B-12 (Mars) could be affected.

Finally, when the Sun and Mars are conjunct in a natal chart, the person tends to push to the limits of his or her physical endurance. With such a conjunction health impairment often comes from not recognizing that the body needs periods of recuperation.

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