Considering yesterdays rant on my poor health and the imminent re-birth of all things Pluto via direct motion, it is only fitting I celebrate the natal chart of a miraculous healer I greatly admire. Pictured below is Edgar Cayce, also known as the ‘sleeping prophet’.
Mr. Cayce was struck with laryngitis in his 23 year, a case so severe he lost his power of speech, and had to quit his job and live with his parents. When a circus hypnotist put Mr. Cayce into trance a year later, Edgar spoke, but upon awakening lost his voice again. Then a local hypnotist put Mr. Cayce under with the suggestion that he diagnose himself while hypnotised.
Edgar did so, describing his illness as being caused by psychological paralysis, and giving the recommendation of increasing blood to the voice box. By his own diagnosis and power of suggestion, his health improved, and his voice returned to normal. Thus began a life-long career in healing diagnosis and readings via the trance state. To date, about 14,000 of his readings are available online or at Cayce headquarters.
Think that’s cool..?
It gets better, and by that, I mean weirder !
Eventually, Edgar started talking about his past lives, which came as a shock to him when he woke up from trance to read transcriptions of what he had said. (Edgar was very religious and read the Bible once for every year of his life.)
He described one of his past incarnations as an Egyptian priest named ‘Ra Ta’ who was also a spiritual healer and leader of spiritual thought. According to Edgar, buried at Giza time-capsule style, are records pertaining to Atlantis, in a secret chamber underground, guarded by the Sphinx paws, only to be unearthed when humans have evolved to a certain vibration.
There are a plethora of Atlantis readings, including descriptions of misuse of a giant crystal that destroyed the continent by earthquake and tidal waves.
To his surprise (Edgar was a devout Christian) he speaks in trance of former incarnations of Jesus, such as Adam and Enoch. There is also mention of a ‘Hall of Records’ where every deed of every human ever is recorded. (ok. whoa. That’s gotta be an enormous library, like planetary-sized ala Doctor Who.)
Edgar also mentions that between incarnations on the earth plane, souls spend time going to planetary vibration school. There we learn and hone skills needed before re-entering the physical Earth laboratory where free will dominates the 3 dimensional form. Edgar describes his last sojourn as being in the Uranian vibration where the soul develops the psychic abilities.
Interestingly, during physical readings, Edgar placed his head to the south ; during life readings, he placed his head to the north and feet to the south. Keep in mind Uranus has a polar axis at right angles to the other planets, it rolls around its orbit. Edgar himself did not know why the change in polarities was necessary, only that the readings told him to do so. (I intuitively knew this while doing my own healings, so good confirmation !)
Edgar was a life path 8, a vibration of regeneration, power, harmony, mercy and using gifts for the betterment of earthkind.
Leo rising is a generous kind soul to others, Sun as chart ruler in the metaphysical 8th house is where he ‘shines’. I will note here that in the readings Edgar describes his Uranus as ‘being at it’s zenith’, an indicator of his previous planetary sojourn. (Zenith meaning the rising planet applying to MC.)
Uranus (in the decan of Mars or power) in the 1st squaring Moon and Pluto at midheaven (peak of achievements) indicates the public (Moon) saw Edgar as a very odd, yet powerful psychic (Uranus) that could communicate (Uranus higher octave of Mercury or clairvoyance) with realms beyond death (Pluto) and time (10th). Uranus Rx in Leo (the heart) shows both his generosity through giving readings freely or by donation, and also his coming into full Uranian power later in life (retrograde) as he entered his 40’s.
With maturity, North Node in Pisces, (sleeping and healers) fully activated, he began to lay the pioneering (Uranus) groundwork (10th house) for holistic medicine. (Uranus square Pluto and Moon, which are conjunct healing vibrations of Neptune and Chiron.) Neptune vibrating high qi is healing; low qi, suffering. Neptune in the sign of Taurus (rules the throat) indicates the bout of laryngitis, which was later transformed into a healing gift.
Interestingly, his Taurus (exalted) Moon (the unconscious) falls under the decan of Mercury (communication). Neptune (sleeping) falls under the decan of Venus both of which are octaves of love, personal (Venus) and transpersonal (Neptune). Jupiter loosely conjunct Mars (exalted) in steadfast 6th house (work) Capricorn trine the 10th (career) shows not only building a foundation of spiritual study (Association for Research and Enlightenment) through his work, but also his devout study of the Bible throughout his life.
Edgar had Sun (spirit) in Pisces, Venus (love, kindness) conjunct Saturn (karma, duty, Earth- I mention this because every giant Neptune needs a grounded Saturn), and Mercury (perception) all in Pisces, placed on the powerful natural 8th house of Scorpio.
Scorpio is the natural house of metaphysics and with Pisces taking up residence as the collective unconscious and lightbearer of the spiritual sun, that’s impressive.
A humble man who dedicated his life to helping others, Edgar changed the heart (Uranus in Leo) of spirituality and health for future generations.
Peace of mind was given (2nd house Virgo) and gained (22 degree part of fortune) through transforming (22 degree Pluto) and lifting the vibrations (Uranus) of the world (Moon) through his dedication to better physical and spiritual health (Neptune) for earthkind.
…for thoughts are deeds, and are the children of the relation reached between the mental and the soul, and has its relation to spirit and soul’s plane of existence, as they do in the physical or earth plane. What one thinks continually, they become; what one cherishes in their heart and mind they make a part of the pulsation of their heart, through their own blood cells, and build in their own physical, that which its spirit and soul must feed upon, and that with which it will be possessed, when it passes into the realm for which the other experiences of what it has gained here in the physical plane, must be used. ~ Edgar Cayce
*edit: This is turning into an epic post, but I have found some new info from Cayce’s readings, specifically, his comments on his own natal from the astral plane. Ok, that’s cool~so I’m adding.
TEXT OF READING 254-2: This psychic reading given by Edgar Cayce in Selma, Alabama, on this 19th day
of March, 1919.
(Q) Do the planets have anything to do with the ruling of the destiny of men?
If so, what? and what do they have to do with this body?
(A) They do. In the beginning, as our own planet, Earth, was set in motion,
the placing of other planets began the ruling of the destiny of all matter as
created, just as the division of waters was and is ruled by the moon in its path
about the Earth; just so as in the higher creation, as it began, is ruled by the
action of the planets about the earth.
The strongest power in the destiny of man is the Sun, first; then the closer
planets, or those that are coming in ascendency at the time of the birth of the
individual; but let it be understood here, no action of any planet or any of the
phases of the Sun, Moon, or any of the heavenly bodies surpass the rule of Man’s
individual will power – the power given by the Creator of man in the beginning,
when he became a living soul, with the power of choosing for himself.
The inclination of man is ruled by the planets under which he is born. In
this far the destiny of man lies within the sphere or scope of the planets. With
the given position of the Solar system at the time of the birth of an
individual, it can be worked out, – that is, the inclinations and actions
without the will power taken into consideration.
As in this body here [Edgar Cayce] born March 18, 1877, three minutes past
three o’clock, with the Sun descending, on the wane, the Moon in the opposite
side of the Earth (old moon), Uranus at its zenith, hence the body is ultra in
its actions. Neptune closest in conjunction or Neptune as it is termed in
Astrological survey, in the ninth house; Jupiter, the higher force of all the
planets, save the Sun, in descendency, Venus just coming to horizon, Mars just
set, Saturn – to whom all insufficient matter is cast at its decay – opposite
the face of the Moon. Hence the inclination as the body is controlled by the
Astrological survey at the time of the birth of this body, either (no middle
ground for this body) very good or very bad, very religious or very wicked, very
rich or always losing, very much in love or hate, very much given to good works
or always doing wrong, governed entirely by the will of the body. Will is the
educational factor of the body; thence the patience, the persistence, the ever
faithful attention that should be given to the child when it is young.
As to the forces of this body, the psychical is obtained through action of
Uranus and of Neptune, always it has been to this body and always will, just
outside the action of fire-arms, yet ever within them, just saved financially
and spiritually by the action of great amount of water – the body should live
close to the sea, should always have done so. The body is strange to other
bodies in all of its actions, in the psychical life, in all of its ideas as
expressed in the spiritual life as to its position on all matter pertaining to
political, religious or economical positions. This body will either be very rich
or very poor.
In this light~ Uranus moves to conjunct the ASC, Neptune would move from the 10th to the 9th putting the focus on spiritual teaching more so than the building of a spiritual school. Mercury and Saturn move into the 7th indicating his family who became record keepers of his vast readings.