by Eileen Nauman
Copyright 1998-2011. All Rights Reserved.
Please Note: In order to understand Hades’ underpinning importance as Pluto conjuncts the Galactic Center, please go over this information.
An introduction needs to be given on the Uranian planets: Everyone is familiar with the ‘known’ planets of our solar system, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. In astrology, the ‘lights,’ the Sun and Moon, are also used. Collectively, we call the whole group ‘planets’ although that is a misnomer with the Sun and Moon there.
Most astrologers use the known 9 planets plus the lights, the Sun and Moon. A handful of astrologers from around the world, use the Transneptune or Uranian planets. They are considered renegades. However, using these eight other ‘sensitive points’ or ‘planets,’ that no one can see to identify, does work. I use Uranian planets exclusively in progressions for medical astrology work with a 90% accuracy rate. But more on that later. Let’s look at the history of how the Uranian planets came into being.
THE HISTORY OF THE URANIANS or “Trans-Neptune Planets”
In World War I there was a German cook by the name of Alfred Witte. He must have had a lot of time on his hands in the trenches during the war, because he worked up countless astrology charts on his friends, his soldier buddies and the things that happened to them. What he found was that neither any of the known 9 planets, nor the Sun or Moon, were present when some crisis occurred in a soldier’s life; such as getting a transfer, going home on leave, getting injured, getting killed, hearing news of a baby being born to his wife, a problem with one of his children back in Germany, getting married on leave, or suffering other traumas of wartime.
Eventually, over several years, he hypothesized that there were eight other ‘planets’ that he couldn’t see, but were there, because one of them, or more, were present when one of his friends had a crisis. Witte started with only the first four Trans-Neptune Planets (TNPs) – Cupido, Hades, Zeus, and Kronos. Pluto and the remaining four of Apollon, Admetos, Vulcanus and Poseidon, suggested by Friedrich Sieggrün and came much later, were not included til the 4th edition of the Rulebook in 1946. The first edition had been published in 1928, two years before Pluto was discovered. Over time, eight separate planets with the names of Hades, Admetos, Zeus, Cupido, Apollon, Kronos, Vulcanus and Poseidon were “born.”
Then he called them “transneptune” planets, because in 1914, Pluto had not yet been spotted or identified, so the planet farthest from the Sun was Neptune; therefore, ‘trans’ or beyond, ‘neptune’ was born. Witte went on to create an elaborate system, which I won’t go into here. He called it the Hamburg School. Suffice to say, until his death he continued to work with these transneptune planets he couldn’t see. His work was then carried on by a handful of German students; among them, Hans Niggeman, who eventually wrote a book about Witte and his system. Niggeman even published an ephemeris with the eight planets and their orbit as well as the sign that were in.
MODERN-DAY USE OF THE URANIANS
The use of Uranian planets in a progressed chart, at least for me, is essential. Charles Emerson, one of the leading proponents of Witte’s system, cajoled me into trying it back in 1974–and I did–and I’ve been a believer ever since.
HADES RULERSHIPS IN MEDICAL ASTROLOGY
Symbol: Half Moon in the waning form, with the “cross of matter” contained within it. The Moon in another form reminds us that our emotions can ultimately dis-ease us and kill us if we don’t work constructively with them. “Breakdown to make a Breakthrough”…. E. Nauman. It is also the Persephone/Hades myth being lived out by the individual–one must go into the depths of their own, unique “Hell,” be destroyed by it, resurrected and rebirth and finally, emerge from Hell into the outer world of fruitfulness, fertility and higher spiritual evolution.
MEDICAL RULERSHIPS OF HADES
- Rules over slow, deteriorating diseases such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes, osteo-arthritis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, osteoporosis, M.S., and Lou Gehrig’s Disease, to name a few.
- Rotting (within us, such as in blood poisoning, sepsis conditions, gangrene–diabetes, or any other cellular destruction or tissue damage).
- “Dust to dust”–the slow but inevitable breakdown of our flesh, red and white blood cells, a system or organ in our body from which we will eventually deteriorate and die.
- Gangrene (the loss of an extremity as in diabetes, or on an emotional framework, we cut off our emotional circulation to some part of ourselves, it dies, and eventually so does the physical body).
- Filth (May not wash often, or hate to bathe or don’t mind wearing dirty clothes). Street people. Beggars.
- Garbage (May eat a lot of ‘garbage-foods’ such as junk food instead of good, healthy food). They are sending a message that they feel useless, shamed, humiliated, lack of self-esteem and deserve nothing better than ‘garbage.’ Their body’s show this eventually with vitamin/mineral deficiencies for starters.
- Deterioration of a body, organ or system on a spiritual, mental, emotional or physical level.
- Breakdown to make a breakthrough. Some part of us on the spiritual, mental, emotional or physical level must breakdown and go back to “dust to dust,” be removed, so that new growth and new awareness can take place. A person will have to ‘die’ a death on one of these levels. That means the death of an old attitude (mental), the death of an old emotional behavioral pattern (emotional), the death of a religious or philosophical belief (spirit) or the death of a system or organ (physical) so we can make the “aha!” and get on with our lives.
- Death on some level of ourselves. This is necessary to let the ‘old’ die from the past/antiquity/childhood condition patterns, so that new and better ways of seeing ourselves and our world can grow there instead. The Death Cycle.
- Slow, gradual onset and decline. It may take years, even a decade, before the disease causes death or is stopped. If the person will empty out their own, personal ‘garbage’ from within them, and work through it, spontaneous healing from the disease can and does take place.
- Hatred (of the self; self-loathing, self-hatred).
- Mutilation (self-mutilation, mutilation of animals or of human beings).
- The monster within all of us. Our worst, primal Shadow self. It must be integrated and not held a part from us or it will ‘eat us alive.’
- Anorexia and bulimia; both self-hating diseases.
- “Our past is our biology”–Caroline Myss. If we don’t change what is dysfunctional from our past, it will eventually ruin our quality of life and, possibly, give us a disease so we are forced to confront these issues buried in ourselves.
- Sociopathic behavior; lives by no one’s rules but their own; apart from society. Disconnected. Gangbangers bent on self-destruction of self and others.
- Murders (how do we ‘murder’ ourselves?). Destruction of others–human, animal, environment, etc.
- Suicidal and suicide.
- Pus–abscesses (tooth or anywhere else in the body).
- Infection (usually slow onset with nasty results–such as Strep A necrotic bacteria which destroys human flesh).
- Poisonous animal and insect bites (snakes, Brown Recluse Spider, Black Widow, Scorpion stings, etc.).
- Poisoning of ourselves in some way on a spiritual, mental, emotional or physical level. ‘Toxic shame’ (emotional). Spiritual crisis (sorcerery used against you, spirits ‘suck’ off you, etc.). Rigid mindset, opinion, projection that destroys us (terrorism and terrorists). Eating or drinking food/water from a poisoned, toxic source.
- Food poisoning.
- ‘Bad’ thoughts (old family conditional patterns and tapes we live our life by, murderous thoughts, destructive thoughts, obsessive-compulsive behavior, lascivious/sexual thoughts, etc.)
- Sexual predator.
- Sexual degradation (of self or of others).
- Abusive and destructive toward others.
- Abuse in the past by someone toward you.
- Sexual dysfunction; lack of orgasm, premature ejaculation, unable to function, dislikes sex, or wants sex all the time–depravity, prostitution, dislike of opposite sex, “johns,” pornography, child porn., etc.
- Humiliation (which later, turns into something ugly, self-hating in person).
- Low self-esteem.
- Slave-like attitude (toward others–usually a woman–she ‘enslaves’ herself in an abusive marriage or a marriage where she is destroyed by her partner mentally, emotionally and/or physically).
- Skin diseases; psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema. Ulcers. Bedsores.
- Wounds that do not heal up properly or very slowly.
- Poor memory.
- Acute injury or illness which has devastating and long-term effects (Christopher Reeve thrown off his horse- he broke his neck and was paralyzed from neck down).
- Diseases with a root cause of humiliation, shame, loss of self-esteem, loss of a parent/job/family/country of origin–”shocks” to the vital force that are held deep within the person and manifest later as dis-ease.
- “Eating one’s self up alive.”
- PTSD symptoms; nightmares.
- Mentally challenged individuals.
- Grief as a root cause of disease later on (grief and loss of a loved one, a pet, a divorce, a separation, a loss of a job, a move to another state or country, etc.).
- Anger and rage (toward self or others. If turned inward on self, it becomes DEPRESSION. If turned outward, can be abusive.).
- Trauma suffered through an attack, robbery, rape, etc.
- Stupidity (as in the person repeats the same mistake again and again and never learns from it–example: a woman marries an alcoholic man one marriage after another or a woman marries an abuser type of man, one marriage after another)–a destructive cycle that gradually beats the woman (or man) back to ‘dust’ because they ‘don’t get it’ and can’t see/perceive the pattern they are repeating.
- Superstitious (and it negatively impacts the person).
- Fear. It is our fear(s) that stop us from growing. And if we allow fear to stop us, overwhelm us, then we will die on some level of ourselves and we ‘self-destruct’ over time. Fear of heights. Fear of animals. Fear of death. Fear of insanity. Etc.
- Depression (so dark and deep that one spirals into a world of hopelessness).
- Menopause (the destruction or break down of the fertility cycle to the barren, menopausal cycle–one must suffer a ‘death’ so that the other is borne. However, menopause is not barren; it is ‘fertile’ in new and wonderful ways. Both cannot inhabit a woman’s body at once–one must ‘die’ for the other to be birthed–a beautiful example of Hades in a positive manifestation, in action).
- Sadness. Sorrow. Melancholy. All can stop us from growing. If that happens, then festering ‘infection’ from these emotions which have not been worked through, may dis-ease us.
- Victimization. Co-dependence. Being a victim. All of these put us on a highly self-destructive path. The person only knows how to ‘give’ and not ‘take.’ They put everyone else ahead of their own needs. They hemorrhage themselves emotionally and psychically until they ‘bleed to death’ and ‘die.’
- Caught in a religious, satanic, black magic kind of group; a prisoner in that group. Zealots, religious fanatics and imprisoned within it. Brainwashed. Manipulated.
- Psychically drained by a “psychic vampire.”
- Decay of a system or organ of the body. Decay of the mind (Alzheimer’s), for example.
- Worry. “Worry-wort.” The frittering away and waste of energy of worrying about things of which s/he cannot change or control the outcome.
- Phobias. Obsessive-compulsive. Psychotic breaks (acute and chronic). Schizophrenia. Mental diseases.
- Spiritual disease (which eventually will affect the mind, emotions and finally, the physical body). One or more of the auric fields is involved, as are one or more of the chakras–shut down, blocked, destroyed or hardened by trauma or past life reactions that have yet to be worked through in this life time.
PSYCHOLOGICAL UNDERPINNINGS OF HADES
- Hades people will have a scruffy, dirty, unkempt look about them. They may have a ‘moonlike’ face. Pay special attention if their face is concave or seem to be like a bowl and does not project outward like most faces. Round faces. At best, they are an easy-going lot fashion-wise–they will wear the same old clothes for ten years. They are not into style or fashion. Old shoes are worn like old friends. Their clothes may be clean, but they won’t be pressed. Their hair will be natural, not ‘styled.’
- Hades people usually have the ‘dirty’ jobs in life: the undertaker, the garbage pick up man, the sewage engineer, the therapist (digging into other people’s ‘shit’), and because of their love of ancient history, may be involved in archeology, history (teaching it), researching into past, hunting for shipwrecks, scientists hunting for a virus, etc.
- Realistic about life in general (not idealistic, but may be somewhat the pessimist). Brutally realistic.
- The need for in-depth psychotherapy to dig out their own, internal ‘garbage’ that is festering within them.
- Poor self-esteem that is mirrored in some aspects of themselves.
- ‘Loser’ attitude.
- “I can’t do anything right.”
- The loner who is disdained by the clique or classmates at school or college.
- Having to lift one’s self up by his/her own bootstraps.
- Murphy’s Law applies to a Hades person: If it can get worse, it will. Rather, Murphy WAS a Hades person!!!
- Job, of the Bible, who suffered endless tragic events: the loss of his crops, the loss of his family, his wife, but still kept his faith in God–and because he did–everything was returned to him in reward. THIS is the bottom line of Hades at work in our life. Shit happens. We get shit on. We get put in seemingly, shitty situations where we feel more like the garbage that we’re wading through, than a human being. Eventually, this cycle of “dust to dust” dissipates. Afterward, stand by for an incredible ‘gift’ if you have worked hard on yourself, maintained, endured, and kept your faith.
- Looking at our own ‘ancient’ history to understand ourselves and to change what we no longer need or have outgrown.
- A Hades person will go through endless cycles of destruction and renewal, time after time, in their lives. It is what it is. A fast track, spiritually for ultimate growth.
- Utilizing an illness as a form of teaching and spiritual renewal and spiritual evolvement. (Example: Stephen Hawkins, the brilliant scientist).
- A base sense of humor. No puns. No jokes. Just an appreciation of the basics of life and how it impacts us.
- Uses curse words routinely.
- Basically an uncultured person who has no interest in “labels” or fashion. Simple things for a simple person. Is not cosmopolitan; has no desire to be. Sees this as shallow on the other person’s part–putting on an ‘act’ that is not sincere or in integrity.
- Hades people are the ‘salt of the Earth.’ They are simple, direct, honest, humble and without an expanded Ego (but they do have an Ego–it is reined in and in balance). Every day happenings with people are their bread and butter. They don’t need fancy parties, gourmet food or need to know famous people.
- They like to work alone. They do not care for crowds, parties or huge organizational things. They like to work with others of like mindedness.
- They cherish the Earth. They revel in the “soil of Life” and understand on a very deep level that they must go through destruction in order to grow and rebirth–like the fable of the Phoenix bird, who rose from the ashes of the fire (hell) only to be more beautiful than before. THAT is Hades at its finest.
- The ability to perceive another person, their actions/reactions based upon the past of that individual. No one takes in the past as much as Hades does. They are wonderful psychotherapists able to peel back the layers to the root cause of the person’s torment and imbalance, name it and lead them to it for healing.
- Healers often have a strong Hades in their chart. They are the “wounded healers” and must go through the fires of their own personal hell in order to die, transform and then transcend to turn around and help others.
- They have the ability to dig as deeply as Admetos, into their own psyche, to come up with the answers they need in order to transform and transcend.
HEALING TOOLS FOR HADES
- Working with the soil; gardening, planting, agriculture (‘dust to dust’ concept), working with Nature in some form.
- The study of history; taking classes, reading books on it.
- Soul recovery and extraction–to bring pieces back from prior lifetimes to support the spirit of the person in this lifetime.
- Psychotherapy to ‘dig’ into their ‘past’ to uncover the root(s) of their disharmony/ imbalance.
- Amateur archeologist, digging through relics of the past to find their present.
- Trips to archeological sites or to countries or areas that they are drawn to go–in doing so they will find the ‘piece’ of themselves from that lifetime and become more whole.
- Environmental causes and concerns. Working to improve the environment in some way–from mundane to the science level.
- Finding help through age-old ceremonies, whether Native American or others.
- Weaving, the art of and learning how to do it.
- Visiting local museum(s).
- Working with metal in some way; sculpting or metallurgy.
- Working with rocks, rock hound, gemstones, faceting or other earth-oriented trades that nurture and support their ‘dust to dust’ reality.
- Working with wood; carving it, giving it shape.
- Working with clay; fashioning and shaping it.
- Taking any ‘natural’ substance and ‘transforming it’ into an object, art or expression.
FLOWER and GEMSTONE ESSENCE CONSIDERATIONS FOR HADES
- Evening Primrose combination: White for ‘general’ cleansing, yellow for mental toxicity, pink for emotional/heart toxicity–Whichever level is needed. Every 6 months, as a general tune-up.
- Crested Prickle Poppy–To bring up their Shadow so they can see it in their dream work and begin integrating it.
- Cottonwood Tree–When they have over worked and abused the privilege of their body, or they’ve taken hit after hit and are reeling, but still moving forward when they should rest. For Life’s devastations.
- Chaparral–For a deep, deep internal cleansing to keep them free from cancer or other deeply rooted diseases. Also supports immune system. Should be used every 6 months as a ‘tune-up’ for 30 days.
- Bromeliad–red/yellow–To deal with the malicious, angry, destructive nature of a Hades person if they are showing this side of themselves.
- Spanish Bayonet Yucca–For abusive anger and destructiveness.
- Bromeliad–red–To shift the Hades person to a higher, more refined and spiritual level that they are capable of, within themselves.
- Black Tourmaline–To protect themselves from Dark influences, negativity, as well as to protect others from their own, dark projections and negativity. Releases negativity, fears and anxieties as well.
- Bleeding Heart–To begin to work with sexual dysfunction.
- Fireweed–For people who have had their lives destroyed in some manner or fashion and they must start all over again–good for loss of a job, a marriage, divorce, move to another city/state/country, loss of a loved one, etc.
- Colville’s Columbine–To reconnect their heart with their mind so they begin to think and act/react in a more balanced manner.
- Lilac–For those who are base, who cannot raise their consciousness to a higher, more evolved level of function. For those who are ‘stuck in a rut’ of old, destructive behavior.
- Scorpionweed–For those who abuse violently, repeatedly and on all levels toward others: spiritual, mental, emotional and physical-based abuse.
- Visit Medicine Garden’s store to learn about these flower essences.
- Sulphur (“thinks the rags he’s wearing are beautiful”)
- Mercurius Viv. (self-destructive, eats themselves up from the inside out)
- Hyoscyamus (insane, lewd, sexually perverted, denigrates everything into something dirty, unclean or debasing)
- Stramonium (lost in the psychosis of splits within their personality due to terrible trauma- the fear has a greater grip on them and their life; and in order to break free of it, they must walk through their fear and throw off the yoke of it in order to be whole again)
- Carsinosin (eaten up by others; codependent, the victim who is used, and abused by everyone else)
- Syphylinum (eating self up; self-destructive, obsessed)
- Psorinum (Psora): (destruction of self, in bits at a time, over a long period of time, especially with skin problems)