With a hard aspect between Venus and Uranus there may be sporadic needs of niacin when sudden stressful situations occur, especially if a person is on a high starch-carbohydrate diet. Uranus rules Aquarius, which governs the oxygenation process of the body. If too many starch products are eaten, a great amount of oxygen is stolen from the bloodstream to digest the starch. Oxygen loss accompanying a deficiency of niacin will bring on dementia, confusion, disorientation, mental imbalance and depression. Furthermore, cramping in the region of the calves is a possibility, since Aquarius rules over the calves and ankles.
A hard aspect between Venus and Uranus may also bring on sporadic needs for higher quantities of copper when a person is under severe and sudden stress. With an aspect from Mercury to Uranus there may be degeneration of the myelin sheaths from lack of copper, especially if a hard aspect from Saturn or Pluto is also present. In addition, sensitivity to radiation can disturb the copper reserves in the body, causing a loss of the mineral.
Finally, there may be sporadic needs for larger-than-normal dosages of vitamin E with a hard aspect between Venus and Uranus, paticularly when a person is under stress, creating the potential for heart ailments. Venus-Neptune
Since Venus rules Libra, the metabolism in general may be upset or out of balance with a hard aspect between Venus and Neptune, especially with aspects from other planets. More specifically, with poor aspects from Jupiter and/or Saturn there is the potential for blood sugar problems, such as hypoglycemia, caused by a deficiency of pantothenic acid (Neptune),
A hard aspect between Venus and Neptune can also indicate disorders of the skin. There is the potential for loss of vitamin E because of consumption of rancid oil, mineral oil or cod liver oil—all ruled by Neptune. Moreover, there is the possibility of pigmentation changes, especially in pregnant women, caused by deficiencies of niacin and pantothenic acid. And there is some speculation that a hard aspect between Venus and Neptune can mean lack of adequate laetrile (Neptune), perhaps causing skin cancers with a hard aspect from Saturn or Pluto.
A hard aspect between Venus and Neptune may signify possible poisoning from inorganic copper sources, too, especially if there is a hard aspect from Saturn. Since Neptune rules liquids, they would be highly likely as the poisoning agent, but any copper source should be suspect until proper lab testing can prove otherwise.
Venus in hard aspect with Pluto can indicate an abnormal need for vitamin E to keep the endocrine system healthy, especially the pituitary glands: if Venus is in Cancer, the posterior pituitary may be affected; if in Capricorn, the anterior pituitary. On the other hand, Venus in Aries can implicate the adrenal glands, and Venus in Taurus shows potential thyroid problems. With an accompanying aspect from Saturn female problems related to a deficiency of vitamin E may manifest, if Venus is in Scorpio.
There is also some speculation of an abnormal requirement of niacin in the daily diet with a hard aspect between Venus and Pluto. Since Pluto rules Scorpio, which governs the colon, a lack of the vitamin B complex in the intestines can mean that the amino acid tryptophane cannot convert to niacin, triggering a severe deficiency of that vitamin.
In addition, there is the potential for abnormal needs of copper in the daily diet with a hard aspect between Venus and Pluto, a probability that should be confirmed through testing by a physician. With a hard aspect from Saturn such a possible copper shortage could affect the RNA genetic coding. With Aquarius involved a hard aspect from Saturn could also point to disintegration of the myelin sheaths surrounding the nerves because of insufficient copper.
Finally, a hard aspect between Venus and Pluto, especially a conjunction, may mean potential sugar problems if the sign Virgo is involved—perhaps pancreatic disruption occurring because vitamin E is lacking.
A person who has Venus conjunct the Ascendant in a chart will probably love sweets, perhaps turning to them when in need of affection. As a result an insecure individual may put on weight. In addition, the pancreas may suffer from the unnecessary amounts of sugar and carbohydrates consumed.
HARD ASPECTS OF MARS
Any time blood disorders manifest, Mars is implicated. With a hard aspect between Mars and Jupiter there can be possible overproduction of red blood cells, a problem that may be caused by a loss of zinc (Jupiter). If either planet is in Gemini, there may be difficulties with circulation of the arteries, particularly arteriosclerosis, caused by an imbalance of sodium (Mars). Megaloblastic anemia is another possibility. Furthermore, high blood pressure may occur because of insufficient cholin (Jupiter). And with a hard aspect from Saturn there may not be enough vitamin B-6 (Jupiter) to help iron (Mars) become assimilated; thus an anemic state may exist.
With Jupiter ruling vitamin B-6 there is always the possibility of a deficiency of that vitamin if Mars is in hard aspect. When vitamin B-6 is not present in sufficient quantity to break down iron for assimilation and use, hypochromic anemia is a possibility. In addition, since Mars rules Aries, which governs the region of the head, ear inflammations, such as labyrinthitis or Meniere's syndrome, may occur from a deficiency of vitamin B-6. Vitamin B-12 (Mars) also cannot be assimilated at all unless vitamin B-6 is available. And without enough vitamin B-6 to create lecithin and without enough vitamin B-12 to promote a fast breakdown of lecithin, high cholesterol levels can result. Since vitamin B-6 is also essential for the assimilation of fatty acids (Mars), hypoglycemia may manifest with an aspect from Saturn, especially if Mars or Jupiter is in Libra.
Hair loss is another possibility with a hard aspect between Mars and Jupiter: Mars in Aries or Leo tends to precipitate the problem, especially if there is an affliction from Saturn. Such hair loss may be induced by a deficiency of biotin (Jupiter), Insufficient folic acid (Mars), along with a lack of vitamin B-6, may also bring on baldness. And there is speculation that an imbalance of inositol (Jupiter) can contribute to the problem.
Whenever Jupiter is in hard aspect in a natal chart, a person may have either too much or too little of whatever vitamins or minerals are involved. With a hard aspect between Mars and Jupiter there is the potential need for larger-than-normal amounts of folic acid and vitamin B-12 to keep the body healthy. A greater dosage of fatty acids may also be needed for daily bodily maintenance: there is the possibility of cholesterol or fat plugging the arteries if inadequate amounts of fatty acids are not ingested or enough lecithin is not produced by the body.
The minerals, too, may be out of balance in the body with a hard aspect between Mars and Jupiter. For example, if there is any liver dysfunction, tests should be conducted to determine if there is a larger-than-normal need of natural chlorine (Mars); on the other hand, arterial clogging may result from too much chlorine, especially if there is a sextile or trine aspect from either Mars or Jupiter to Pluto. There is also speculation that a hard aspect between Mars and Jupiter may bring about greater needs for cobalt and selenium, both ruled by Mars. There may also be too much or too little sodium in the body: a person with a hard aspect between Mars and Jupiter in a chart tends to overuse salt on food. In addition, a high intake of chromium (Jupiter) may be necessary to keep carbohydrates functioning properly because of a voracious high-energy metabolism. And a trine to Jupiter from Pluto can indicate that iron is not getting properly absorbed because of a high amount of manganese (Jupiter) in the body.
An imbalance between phosphorus (Mars) and zinc is also possible with a hard aspect between Mars and Jupiter, especially if the sign Libra is involved or either planet is on the Ascendant. Prostate enlargement may occur if zinc is not sufficiently supplied, particularly if there is a hard aspect from Pluto or the sign Scorpio is involved. Mars trine Pluto could point to an overabundance of phosphorus, thereby creating a shortage of manganese. In contrast, low phosphorus levels could interfere with the production of lecithin.
Finally, since Mars rules the muscles, a person with a Mars-Jupiter hard aspect in a chart might be prone to muscle injuries that could be alleviated with dosages of pangamic acid (Jupiter). Mars-Saturn
Ailments involving the blood are possible with a hard aspect between Mars and Saturn. For example, clotting or thickening may take place from lack of sulfur to create heparin, the natural blood thinner. Blood clot problems may also be caused by insufficient bioflavonoids (Saturn), if there is an accompanying hard aspect from Venus, ruling vitamin E. Moreover, since Mars rules Aries, which governs the head region, there may be problems with the teeth and gums, such as bleeding or excess hemorrhaging, from a lack of calcium (Saturn), There may also be nose bleeds and bleeding in the muscles from a lack of vitamin K (Saturn).
But the most probable blood disorder with a hard aspect between Mars and Saturn is anemia. Insufficient amounts of vitamin C (Saturn) may result in poor assimilation of iron, thereby inducing anemia. Deficiencies of folic acid and vitamin B-12 can also cause anemia, which can be related to premature aging or death of red blood cells. In fact, folic acid and vitamin B-12 are helpmates, and deficiencies in both may trigger pernicious anemia.
The reasons for the anemia may be confusing if Neptune is also in hard aspect. For instance, if Neptune is involved, anemia may be created by an overdose of vitamin K, but Neptune's influence may make a person unable to figure out exactly what is causing the disease. Anemia may also be initiated by insufficient cobalt, but with Neptune in the configuration the illness may be masked by a higher-than-normal intake of folic acid without a comparable amount of cobalt and vitamin B-12 to avoid an anemic condition.
Since Saturn rules bone structure, bone-related problems are very probable when Saturn is in hard aspect with Mars. If the Sun is also in hard aspect, thus triggering a lack of vitamin D (Sun) to help assimilate calcium and phosphorus, ailments such as arthritis, rickets or osteoporosis may occur. If either Mars or Saturn is in Libra, there may be some forms of inflammatory arthritis because of insufficient vitamin C. Furthermore, a person may have trouble wearing dentures if the sign Cancer is involved. And there is some speculation (and I emphasize that this is pure speculation) of the possibility of brittle bones caused by an excess of molybdenum (Mars) if Pluto is trine Mars.
If Saturn is in the sign Cancer in hard aspect with Mars, there may be troubles with the stomach, the pituitary glands or the gallbladder. Especially if Saturn is retrograde in Cancer, there may not be enough chlorine to stimulate sufficient quantities of hydrochloric acid for proper digestion of foods. Low HC1 content in the stomach can negate phosphorus absorption as well as hinder the absorption of iron. An affected pituitary gland may cause the loss of sodium. And if Saturn is in either Cancer or Capricorn, a lack of fatty acids may bring on cholesterol deposits, indicating gallbladder blockage of bile duct or cholesterol stones within the organ: if too little bile is released, it cannot break down fat molecules for use.
If, instead, either Saturn or Mars is in Libra in hard aspect with each other, there may be a metabolic imbalance of selenium-sulfur and/or calcium-phosphorus, particularly if Pluto is also involved or if either Saturn or Mars is on the Ascendant. Insufficient selenium may result in muscle flabbiness and atrophy, A calcium-phosphorus imbalance usually indicates acidosis. A possible overabundance of phosphorus could result in poor absorption of iron, also indicating a need for more vitamin C. There may not be sufficient calcium available either.
As I've already indicated, there is also the strong possibility of a lack of folic acid with a hard aspect between Mars and Saturn. The deficiency may result from the inability of PABA (Saturn) to grow in the intestinal tract. But, whatever the reason, insufficient folic acid can result in poor assimilation of iron. Without enough folic acid vitamin B-12 may also be ineffective in some enzymatic or metabolic function. Furthermore, a want of folic acid can mean loss of hair or premature graying. At any rate, a person with a hard aspect between Mars and Saturn in a natal chart will probably have a greater need for folic acid when under sudden or severe stress.
A hard aspect between Mars and Saturn can also signify decreased levels of sodium in the body. With a hard aspect from Pluto the adrenal glands may be suspect as the root cause of such a deficiency. There also may not be enough calcium to support the sodium in its functions.
Other disorders potentially resulting from a Mars-Saturn hard aspect are vitamin C-related ailments involving the muscles, tendons and cartilage of the body; hair problems, underweight or lack of growth caused by a lack of fatty acids; and adrenal exhaustion, if there is an aspect from Neptune, indicating insufficient pantothenic acid.
With a hard aspect between Mars and Uranus there is the possibility of sudden accidents, surgery or the onset of stress, requiring supplements of vitamins and minerals. For example, burn-related accidents may occur, necessitating a sudden supply of sodium. And when a person is under shock or sudden, unexpected stress, the adrenals may become exhausted, eventually upsetting the sodium balance. When there is the sudden onset of stress from surgery, there can be a greater need for phosphorus. With a hard aspect from the Moon, emotional stress of sudden origin may also necessitate extra supplementation of phosphorus. And there is some speculation that cobalt as well as vitamin B-12 may be required in higher amounts when a person is under sudden and severe stress for long periods of time. Stomach secretions may not be normal because of stress. With little of the intrinsic factor vitamin B-12 may not be assimilated, and anemia may develop.
Since Uranus rules Aquarius, disorders related to that sign may be caused with a hard aspect between Mars and Uranus. For instance, Aquarius governs the spinal cord, where most of the body's chlorine is stored; therefore, a person may have a sporadic need of natural chlorine when under sudden stress. With Aquarius also ruling the calves an accompanying hard aspect from Saturn may result in varicose veins, caused by insufficient fatty acids, which can also be destroyed by X-rays. And there is some speculation that when either Mars or Uranus is in Aquarius with an accompanying hard aspect from Saturn, muscular dystrophy can occur; selenium may aid in erradicating the disease.
On the other hand, if Mars or Uranus is in Libra, there may be a metabolic imbalance of phosphorus occurring when a person is under sudden or extreme emotional duress as well as on a diet heavy in phosphorus. With an overabundance of phosphorus iron will not be readily absorbed.
Finally, there is some speculation that poisoning may take place with a hard aspect between Mars and Uranus because of excessive intake of supplemental molybdenum, especially if Saturn is also in hard aspect.
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