This analysis of the birth chart is based on Ry Redd’s study of the Edgar Cayce readings. The language of this report is in Cayce tradition: very esoteric and inspiring.
Ry Redd’s Cayce Past Life Report for
October 19, 1946
HOW TO USE THIS REPORT
In the pages which follow, you will see descriptions of your character traits, relationship potentials and challenges, as well as career potentials, and even more.
All or most of these sometimes intimate descriptions will be linked in some way with your past lives and your experiences in the planetary realms between lifetimes (the interlife).
Yet, you may ask, how can this information best be used?
First, HELP YOURSELF. The enclosed uplifting commentary can only be truly beneficial if you see it as a means of self-help and self-transformation. So to get the maximum practical benefit out of each page of this report, focus on connecting what you read with what is going on in your life now.
Next, LOOK FOR PATTERNS. When you see repeated references — for instance to similar careers, pursuits or vocations — you should consider these references seriously. They demonstrate a positive karmic connection which you now have with these same career-related potentials from past life endeavors. So, because of prior life success, these areas of expression should be easier for you to find rewarding or to succeed in, as compared with in other areas.
Also, pay close attention to REMEDIAL MEASURES. For instance, you may be given an affirmation to use in meditation (or a prayer). Or you may be given a crystal/gemstone to wear. These means of balancing out challenging vibrations can indeed be very helpful, especially if used in a hopeful manner.
Finally, this report is a synthesis of past life and planetary interlife interpretations originally given clairvoyantly by Edgar Cayce, for individuals with your same planetary patterns at birth. So in applying this report to your personal life, you should RESPECT INNER GUIDANCE –through dreams, meditation and past life regression for example — as primary resources for this kind of information; and most important, RESPECT YOUR FREE WILL! You alone must choose and know what is really best for you.
Your birth chart interpretation is based on the positions of the planets at the time of your birth.
Astrologer Ry Redd calculated on computer the astrology charts for hundreds of people who received readings by Edgar Cayce which contained astrologically based information. By studying these astrology charts, Ry Redd determined what planetary influences were most likely responsible for the readings by Edgar Cayce. In many cases the astrological basis of the Cayce readings appears to be very straightforward. From this information Ry Redd was able to develop, in conjunction with the computer programmers at Cosmic Patterns Software, an analysis of your birth chart as Ry Redd believes that Edgar Cayce’s psychic readings would have interpreted it. Ry Redd’s research effort was exhaustive and was conducted over many years, some of which was spent at the Edgar Cayce library at the Association for Research and Enlightenment headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
For the benefit of students of astrology, these positions, along with other technical information, are listed below:
Sun position is 25 deg. 14 min. of Libra
Moon position is 16 deg. 30 min. of Leo
Mercury position is 16 deg. 16 min. of Scorpio
Venus position is 1 deg. 00 min. of Sagittarius
Mars position is 16 deg. 51 min. of Scorpio
Jupiter position is 5 deg. 02 min. of Scorpio
Saturn position is 7 deg. 56 min. of Leo
Uranus position is 21 deg. 36 min. of Gemini
Neptune position is 8 deg. 59 min. of Libra
Pluto position is 13 deg. 12 min. of Leo
Asc. position is 12 deg. 55 min. of Libra
MC position is 17 deg. 14 min. of Cancer
Tropical Zodiac Standard time observed.
GMT: 05:31:00 Time Zone: 0 hours West.
Lat. and Long. of birth: 52 N 58 1 W 10
Sidereal Sun position is 2 deg. 07 min. of Libra
Sidereal Moon position is 23 deg. 24 min. of Cancer
Aspects and orbs:
Conjunction: 8 Deg. Applying and 7 Deg. Separating
Opposition : 7 Deg. Applying and 6 Deg. Separating
Square : 6 Deg. Applying and 5 Deg. Separating
Trine : 7 Deg. Applying and 6 Deg. Separating
Sextile : 5 Deg. Applying and 4 Deg. Separating
Harmonious aspects are: Trine or Sextile
Inharmonious aspects are: Square or Opposition
Your Past Life Report begins on the following page . . .
Your Sun is trine Uranus.
One or more prominent afterlife experiences in the realm of Uranus are indicated through this pattern, which was in effect for only a few days in the month when you chose to begin a new earth life.
Moreover, such a prominence of Uranian experience between lifetimes directly points to a prominent lifetime long ago in ancient Atlantis. That civilization, in many ways far more advanced than our current Western culture, yet paralleling it in many ways, no doubt offered you many unique opportunities for soul development and mental advancement.
Therefore, exceptionally high-minded, your thought and experience are tempered by esoteric, symbolic and mystical influences from a likely indwelling in the Uranus dimension of consciousness.
As an Atlantean — as well as a Uranian — you have the clairvoyant capacity constructively to use unseen forces through such natural mysteries as nature spirits and the like.
Futuristic sciences, parapsychology, astrology, esoteric philosophy, depth psychology as it treats of the conscious, subconscious and superconscious mind, mystical events, coincidences, symbols, charms and other aids to psychic sensitivity are also likely to be of special interest to you.
In part these interests are from past lives, especially in Atlantis, which probably featured many unusual experiences. You have a sense of the dramatic along with writing abilities which should be applied, even though not a single word were published (yet may well be).
Also indicated as career outlets for your talents are teaching and acting as a legal intermediary for groups and corporations, especially where you can include the use of electro-mechanical devices, like computers and electronic media. [1741-1, 2902-1, 5149-1, 423-3]
Your Moon is in an inharmonious pattern with Mars.
You are strongly inclined to seek an independent career, to strike your own course in life. Your father is likely to be Martian in character or occupation, and to have an unfortunate history, which makes your family background less than ideal. Also, your health may not be as robust as it should be. Outdoor exercise, attention to nutrition, especially your iron and fiber intake, and stress management would do much to strengthen your physical constitution.
Having experienced the wrathful Mars dimension between earth lives, antagonism is likely between your passionate, animal side and your emotional-feeling life. Your emotions at times may get out of control, causing a number of challenges. For instance, you may manifest at times an obstinate, intolerant, “me first” attitude. If you are unwilling to be dominated, you are likely to attract from past lives karma to meet through an aggressive mate.
In your previous life, you may have been an early American settler. During that incarnation, you may well have had some frightening and painful experiences which are brought back to you in this life in the form of the emotional challenges just described. Moreover, you may often be presented with opportunities to deal constructively with separations and quarrels involving souls linked to you from previous incarnations where conflicts were frequent but unresolved.
These challenges will be intensified if your manner is too Martian and dominating. If these argumentative, wrathful energies you experienced during your previous incarnation and afterlife soul journey in the Mars dimension are not moderated by application of your will, you will probably face many challenges with your friendships, family and personal relationships. Your great need here is to set before your inner self such ideals as self-restraint, patience and love.
Do bear in mind that these influences are the RESULT of what you have done ABOUT your past. They are NEVER beyond the reach of your free will choice. For instance, you can choose to avoid acting in your own self-interest. Instead, put your attention toward the purpose of bringing good into the lives of others. Otherwise, you will bring suffering to yourself through an inner war between self-centered fears and passions on one hand and your spiritual development on the other.
That is, trials and temptations resulting from indulging your desires may often conflict with and block progress toward developing your innate spirituality.
As an aid in working with these challenges, here is an affirmation which you might repeat in meditation (though perhaps phrased in your own words): “I will be shown how to come to grips with my strong feelings and emotional strain. I will learn to be more tactful so that I do not initiate a confrontation or take offense too easily when faced with a trying situation. I will instead develop a constructive, selfless attitude toward others, so that I can be of greater service to God.” [4286-3, 137-4,12]
Your Moon is in an inharmonious pattern with Mercury.
You have high mental abilities, yet your temperament may be high-strung, restless or nervous. Your subconscious mind and emotions may have a tendency at times to override common sense and rationality. Also, you may frequently find yourself enduring unnecessary personal hardships as a result of saying things which are not as well thought out as you wished they had been.
Therefore, all forms of gossip and criticizing others should be avoided at all costs. This will be like bread cast upon the waters which returns to you either for your own undoing or for your correction. It is additionally likely that when you find yourself the object of criticism or controversy, your speaking against others in past lives — particularly in your previous life — is coming back to you for healing and forgiveness in the present. More specifically, it is important that you exercise special caution when signing any contracts or in making important agreements, verbal or otherwise.
It may not be always clear to you how emotions — both your own and others’ — affect communication. For instance you may feel that the emotional assurance another person wants you to provide is excessive or unnecessary. Or, you may tend to subjugate or limit your feelings strictly under intellectual or physical categories. In other words, you have chosen this lifetime to meet a challenge involving your mind and your emotions.
Souls from your cosmic past will be attracted to you as opportunities for you to respond with love and self- control. Difficulties are most likely with your family and relatives, both in your present life and from previous incarnations. Patience, empathy and a genuine effort to understand the other person’s point of view will go very far in correcting your sometimes misplaced emotional attitudes and communication habits.
A helpful affirmation for you to repeat in meditation goes something like, “Unless I am sure my ideas are correct, I will keep my thoughts and feelings to myself. Because I often let my emotions cloud an issue and tend to rationalize too much, I will try to assess situations more carefully. I will thus achieve the balance I need between the feeling side of my nature and the logical, between my personal opinions and objective reality.” [2396-2, 759-1]
Your Mercury is conjoined with Mars.
Your participation in spats or arguments can become very disturbing through the anger felt. At times you may even like to argue. You are very self-determined yet with high mental abilities. You are nonetheless one that can be easily reasoned with. You will resent any strong criticism or undue pressure being put upon you in requiring you to do things.
You are not only exceptionally intelligent but at times somewhat power hungry. There is the likelihood of feeling intellectually self-important as a result of your high mental abilities. This inclines you to desire positions of fame and power. We should always be reminded that power in our hands when we do not consider the Source of all power can be worse than an albatross around our neck: it can be a millstone which drowns us.
A past life as an astrologer-soothsayer or powerful priest in ancient times, say in Persia or Egypt, may constitute the karmic roots for your tendencies intellectually to overpower and manipulate others with your knowledge. Long ago you may have used your position for personal gain with the result that in the present there may be tendencies toward self-exaltation. Present misuse of mental — specifically higher consciousness — powers, is probably rooted in just such a selfish lifetime long ago.
Since then, your likely sojourns in the consciousness dimensions of Mercury and Mars have brought your occasional intellectual power-tripping into the present. One way to keep such urges under control is to hold fast to an ideal founded neither in earthly or exclusively intellectual things. Instead, set an ideal rooted not only in spiritual applications of your own remarkable mental gifts, but also in that of others.
You are exceptionally well balanced mentally and physically. You are prone to giving and demanding much detail work both from yourself and from others. You have a strong striving for detail as well as an overall practical orientation of your strong mental energies. You are inclined toward the study especially of historic subjects. You have an open mind, apparently, on any question, yet you make all final decisions for yourself.
The major challenge to these potentials is what could be your mild hang-up on being mentally high and mighty. That is, you are probably very determined in your purposes, perhaps going at times to extremes to gratify personal wishes which are unexplainable to others. You are one that might do well to heed the injunction, “Mind not high things but humble yourself to men of low estate”.
In a past life in ancient Egypt in the Court of the Pharaohs for instance, you were probably of high estate. Before that you may well have been a teacher in India, where your present extraordinary mental powers and dexterity had its origins. [1635-3, 1334-1]
Your Venus harmoniously aspects Saturn.
The greater gains for you this lifetime, both financially and spiritually, will be from the middle age on, with the earlier part of your life seeming to be much more difficult. That is, you are likely to experience and share with others a great joy in life during your latter years: in fact, your soul development may well advance you in the afterlife to the higher spheres of Jupiter and the Sun (or beyond this system, to the central stars Arcturus or Polaris).
On the more personal level, one of your main worries in the first half of your life will probably concern your love life. You are likely to be the one who is hurt rather than the one doing the hurting: that is, contentions arise more often in the other camp than in your own. Most of your saddest experiences this lifetime have come through the breaking up of friendships, family and marital and relationships. At the same time, many of your happiest, most pleasant and most peaceful experiences have come through these same relationships.
You have a definite spiritual beauty which develops out of your successfully overcoming these adverse personal challenges. In other words, you are one who has found and overcome many vicissitudes and changes in your present lifetime. Yet you eventually attract tried and true partnerships. In your later years, in fact, may well come the great love of your life, a companionship that will bring a contentment that will be very satisfying. Your financial affairs are also likely to get better as you mature further.
To insure such positive outcomes as these, one tendency should be addressed. This is your inclination to see difficulties in your relationships with others as being no fault of your own and that action on the part of the other person is necessary in order for the relationship to flow smoothly. At times you may too easily carry this to extremes. Remember that to be forgiven, you must forgive; to have friends you must be friendly; to be loved you must love. And if you wish to make for peace, joy, happiness, understanding, you must understand, must emanate peace and reflect joy.
Whether reworded for your more personal needs, or rephrased as an affirmation to repeat in meditation, you may wish to use all or just selected portions of the following prayer. “Thank You, Lord, for the profoundly meaningful, yet often difficult experiences in my life. From these I have emerged the victor, for You have blessed me with the inner strength and determination to master each and every obstacle I have encountered. I am grateful, too, for the older people in my life that have pointed the way when I was young, and sincerely cared about my welfare. As I get older myself, Lord, may I not begrudge the passing of time. Let me know that the companionships I share with others will grow richer, deeper, and more rewarding as the years go by.” [4255-2, 1123-1, 1918-1]
Your Jupiter is in an inharmonious pattern with Saturn.
“The merchant is never the student, nor is the student ever the merchant.” You might heed this saying, for your experience in Saturn brings you such changes in your career that you may muddle it up by going in too many directions at once. While you have a great deal of soul development potential this lifetime — and this go ’round for you is critical, as it is for most of us — you could defeat yourself through an inclination at times to “give up.” You thereby evade the responsibilities which come with having such powers and talents as you possess.
The main self-defeating pattern to watch out for more specifically involves your Saturnian urges for travel, a change of scene, always wanting a fresh start and taking on far more than you can realistically handle. You are also likely to need constant stimulation, with a tendency toward heroics, (but without sufficiently flexing your own spiritual muscles).
Instead, your heroism and hero worship should be replaced with self-direction through following the IDEALS of spiritual heroes, patriarchs and prophets. An added reason for increasing the role of personal ideals for self-direction is your inclination to exploit situations rather than taking constructive advantage of opportunities.
This is not at all to say that you are irresponsible: quite the contrary. You are much more likely to be in positions where you face heavy responsibilities. However, confusions may often come as to the best way to derive the maximum benefit from them, both for yourself and for others. With these burdens comes a lifetime with a vast scope of experience, yet frequently misinterpreted by others (hence the confusion just mentioned).
While at times taken advantage of because of it, you nonetheless usually choose to see only the good in others, and are a natural — although occasionally confused — diplomat.
In addition to diplomacy, your Jupiterian experience also gives you considerable vision in the financial, political, social and religious areas of life. Applying yourself in these directions, especially though writing, a lot of help and good will come your way which you can share with a very wide audience. [811-2, 1426-1, 1089-3, 2496-1, 773-1]
Your Saturn harmoniously aspects Neptune.
You were born at a time when Saturn (practical planet of changes) and Neptune (spiritual plane of ideals, dreams, and visions) were in a resourceful, flowing pattern. This is one of the most fortunate ones to have at birth, for Neptune elevates Saturn to its highest, most ideal level.
Therefore, from your karmic past this brings you spirituality and philosophical depth with the ability to rely on and apply your dream and meditation guidance in practical ways. Rather than seeking counsel around you, meet your Maker within yourself, and let the guidance come there as to what you shall do.
Another fortunate feature of this pattern is the opportunity for you to explore inner spiritual planes successfully and without misfortune. You can then express your experiences in useful, concrete ways valuable to others on the spiritual path.
In other words, you can be of unique service as the practical spiritual pioneer who dreams. These experiences in the earth are not so that you can achieve either fame or fortune or even the recognition of a wonderful accomplishment, but that you can always be a channel through which blessings and help may come to others.
In addition, you are inclined to be very conscientious and hard working, with very good business skills, especially in management and organizational work, and in design or planning.
Be sure to balance the responsible, business side of your life with opportunities for rest and recreation. You will be even more effective when you labor if you take time to love nature — to smell its flowers, listen to its birds, watch its sunsets.
NOTE: The Zodiac signs of the Sun and Moon are
analyzed below. First they will be analyzed in
the Tropical zodiac. If the positions are
different in the Sidereal zodiac, then they
will also be analyzed in the Sidereal zodiac.
Also, if the Sun and Moon are in the same zodiac
sign, then only the Sun position is interpreted;
the Moon position, being the same as the Sun
position, does not need to be interpreted in
Your Sun is in Libra (Tropical zodiac).
You may remember, in your deeper meditations and dreams, experiences from long ago when you were among great artists, sculptors, poets, and craftsmen of ancient India as well as the more recent leaders of prosperous, classical Greece. Even later day Venice, Florence and other Italian cities developed some of this love of culture, beauty and appreciation of art which you were closely involved with then and which you find rewarding still.
Venus is the planet of love, beauty and art, so it is very appropriate to convey the symbolic essence of the sign Libra, which it rules. Venus’ influence through Libra also makes that which is crass and primitive quite unnatural for you to accept gracefully, or to participate in willingly.
You may also have been among many who reincarnated in the American South just before the Civil War. In the present you may have to learn the lesson of providing for your own needs, luxury and comfort rather than having others do provide these things for you. In fact, one of the challenges of Libra lies in being too liberal or indulgent with oneself. With prayerful application of your will, this too can be overcome. [303-31]
Your Moon is in Leo (Tropical zodiac).
Leo symbolizes the consciousness wherein there is strength, creativity and virility, as well as a certain headstrong or willful nature in how you apply yourself in relationship with others.
For instance, reading biographical or historical novels about European royalty, daydreaming about the courts of Kings and Queens of modern Europe or ancient times and other grandeurs of the past may bring to your conscious mind memories of previous incarnations when you were at the forefront of things. Hence to this very day there probably remains within you considerable inner strength along with a strong feeling for behind-the-scenes intrigues as well as a powerful sense of individualism. These qualities are probably connected with your past life experiences involved — directly and indirectly — with leaders of society and government.
You are also likely to have an above-average interest in the great artistic and spiritual accomplishments of the grand cathedrals and great churches of Britain and Europe, as well as the ancient temples of the Mediterranean world.
In addition, you may have been one of the higher-ranking Vikings who, like other royalty, also had an exciting lifestyle. And in far earlier times, during and after the last days of Lemuria and Atlantis, you may have been among the Incan pyramid builders in the mountains of South America, the Mayan plains of Central America, and of course, Egypt, the land which is virtually synonymous with great pyramids.
The Sun is the ruler or symbol of Leo, and represents strength and soul force. So, from the Sun’s influence and the past life experiences summarized here, you are inclined to have a special sense of pride and dignity which, depending on how you apply your will and the ideals you have set for yourself, can either enhance or hinder your relationships with others (and hence either advance or retard your soul growth this lifetime). [533-20, 2905-3]
Your Moon is in Cancer (Sidereal zodiac).
With the zodiacal sign and influences of Cancer, you are one who would do well in any vocation or career where the classes and masses of people are the ruling factor rather than through endeavors based on mere individual effort alone. Also, working with nature in producing or growing things involved with fields, streams or woods, on one hand, or, on the other, helping to bring fruit from the mental forces of groups (classes and masses) of people could bring you — and them — many manifold increases.
As background for these urges and abilities, you may have lived in the Pacific Islands in relatively recent times, or in the much more remote past in the legendary South Pacific sea culture of Lemuria. However, whether you lived in relatively recent historical times or in the distant past, you are very likely to feel a strong affinity with and an innate awe of water. Therefore, you are probably happiest living near great bodies of water, like the ocean or large lakes or rivers.
With a rather special sensitivity to changing weather conditions, you have an intuitive understanding of the power of nature. You may also tend to feel somewhat helpless about events in your life, as if they were somehow predestined or meant to be.
At least one of your past lives was an intensely emotional one, probably lived during matriarchal, close-knit cultures where the lineage was female and children were much more dependent upon their mother or their maternal relatives. In the present, during particularly stressful periods, you may have a tendency to return to this early past life pattern and feel you should not be held totally responsible for your actions or shortcomings. Of course, with prayerful application of your will, this tendency can be overcome. [304-5]
Your Past Life Decanates
According to an ancient Vedic astrology method
still practiced in India, Past Life Planets are realms
in which you sojourned between earth lifetimes. They
are identified through the position of your sidereal
Sun and Moon in the decanates (a decanate is a one-
third division of a zodiac sign; each is ruled by a
planet). Any patterns involving these Past Life
Planets are therefore of special importance. Pay extra
attention, then, to any sections of your Report which
interpret these planets.
NOTE: If your Sun and Moon are both located in a
decanate which is ruled by the same planet, then
only the Sun position is interpreted; the Moon’s
decanate position, being the same as the Sun’s,
therefore does not need to be interpreted.
Your Sun is in Libra Decanate
Your sidereal Sun in LIBRA decanate, which is ruled by Venus. Venus as Past Life Planet points to high priorities in creativity, sociability and relationships, especially in your family/home life and in the world of nature. Urges toward these experiences and interests from your sojourn in the Venus dimension are likely to originate in parallel lifetimes of soul development through these areas of self-expression.
Especially indicated are lives in the early Jewish-Christian Church and later as an artist-musician in modern times, whether in the West (Europe and/or America), or in modern or colonial Asia.
Your Moon is in Pisces Decanate
Your sidereal Moon is in the decanate of Pisces, which is co-ruled by Neptune and Jupiter. This points to prominent soul journeys in the interlife realms of Jupiter and Neptune, and to one or more parallel lifetimes in which you were dedicated to spirituality, humanitarian, healing-oriented and spiritual, mystical endeavors. Your experiences then may have brought you prominence or notoriety in spiritual causes ranging from the Essenes and Gnostics around the time of Christ to Eastern temples and ashrams and later, medieval or modern monastic life.
Of likely special interest to you in your present life are mysticism, spirituality and most movements toward Oneness and the mysteries of Life and Nature, including dreams and mystical kinds of music and art. These interests and urges are intensified from lifetimes where the sea or large bodies of water played a large role, as well as from your soul experiences between earth incarnations in the realms of Neptune and Jupiter.