Edgar Cayce ("kay-see") was a brilliant psychic reading and healer born in 1877 in a rural farm community to uneducated parents. He received a minimal formal education (8th grade) yet in a state of hypnosis he was able to communicate a worldview of tremendous insight and learning.

  • During his 67-yr lifetime, Cayce delivered approximately 20,000 readings, of which about 14,000 have been preserved.

  • He was a lifetime member of the Disciples of Christ community of Christian believers, and he read the Christian Bible once every year as a personal spiritual practice. Yet, under hypnosis, the readings gave no preference to Christian dogma and indeed recommended to those who requested readings that they look into parallel lives contextualized by many different world religions and a variety of belief systems.

  • The central constant in all of Cayce's readings is an insistence that all beings are seeking unification with the Divine, and that service - both his own and his beneficiaries - is the only viable path toward the realization of that union.

  • Cayce tried a number of business ventures in his life, believing like most men of his generation that wealth and public respect were the greatest service he could and should offer to his own family. However, as each of these ventures systematically failed and the attempts wore him out, Cayce eventually surrendered to the ethic of providing most of his readings for the benefit of healing the sick.

  • As a result, while Cayce's metaphysical and speculative-historical views are completely fascinating to many in later generations, the majority of Cayce's readings are medical. The cures he suggested while in trance are without exception simple on a chemical level yet most also involve some spiritual instruction regarding the elimination of toxic emotions.

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    "In this we see the plan of development of those individuals set upon this plane,

    meaning the ability to enter again into the presence of the Creator

    and become a full part of that creation"

    ~~ Thomas Sugrue, There is a River. p 237-238

    interview with a Cayce scholar re: Cayce's view of the "Soul Mate" concept

    born three months before



    Christian Mystic

    Clairaudient Reader

    "Father of New-Age Medicine"

    erstwhile photographer and seeker of underground petroleum

    Edgar Cayce

    a.k.a. The Sleeping Prophet

    Earthbody-Entry Sunday-18-Mar-1877

    Earthbody-Exit 03-Jan-1945 (age 67)


    The Sleeping Prophet Clairsentient Reader * 1877-1945 * Edgar Cayce

    birth data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Cayce * tentatively rectified by BP Lama

    charts, graphs, and tables generated by Shri Jyoti Star * time of birth from Cayce reading 254-2

    Rising Nakshatra

    Masculine Nativities

    Uttarazadha * Vaizva

    BPL commentary:

    For Uttara-azadha natives, the condition of radiant, intelligent, central, confident, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya considerably affects the outcome.

    Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, speculators, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, poets romantic lovers, and game-players may be especially influential.

    Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Nunki

    QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

    "A very good, honest, and sincere character...

    A peace loving disposition.

    • Very intelligent and wise.

    • Respected and liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact.

    Eager to live and let live.

    • Tolerant to others, giving help where help is required.

    A good counselor in times of need or trouble.

    • Such a person makes a good and steady friend,

    • whose friendship is to be valued because it will stand the tests of time and adversity."

    Biographical events matched to the Vimshottari Dasha


    Edgar Cayce as a young man in rural Kentucky

    CayceEdgar_photo.jpgZukra Mahadasha

    18-Mar-1877 Earthbirth * Zukra-Zukra period * Zukra yogakaraka

    1890 (age 13) baptized by immersion * Zukra-Shani period

    Surya Mahadasha

    1900 (age 23) violent headaches, lost nearly 30% of bodyweight, and severe throat ailment causes year-long loss of voice * Surya-Budha period * rogesha-6 Budha ailments

    31-Mar-1901 hypnotist selfcure of his long-lost speaking voice * Surya-Budha period * Budha rules 6-medical treatments

    1901 (age 24) begins to give occult readings * Surya-Ketu period

    Chandra Mahadasha

    17-Jun-1903 (Edgar's age 27) marriage-1 to Gertrude Evans of Hopkinsville KY * Chandra-Chandra period * Chandra ruler of navamsha-7 * R-K samchara Kanya-Meena * contact navamsha R-K

    1906-1907 separate fires destroy first one then the other photography studio, incinerating costly merchandise. Debt. * Chandra-Guru period * Guru rules-12 disappearance, up in smoke

    16-Mar-1907 (age 31) child-1 * Chandra-Shani period * Shani-lagnesha

    Mangala Mahadasha

    Rahu Mahadasha

    1921 Cayce abandons his young family for three years, living in Texas with a compaion, developing speculative oil wells The venture failed completely, and he returned home in 1924. * Rahu-Rahu swabhukti

    1926 (Edgar's age 49) decease of Mother Carrie Cayce * Rahu-Shani period * Shani produces effect of Zukra rules 7th-from-Chandra

    1928 Cayce Hospital dedicated in Virginia Beach * Rahu-Budha period * Budha dharmesha, humanistic endeavors

    1937 (Edgar's age 60) decease of Father Leslie Cayce * Rahu-Mangala period * Mangala rules 2nd-from-Surya , chidra-dasha

    1929 stock market collapse is predicted and suffered * Rahu-Budha period * Budha rules 6-broken trust

    1931 following a power struggle between financial patrons, the Hospital closes * Rahu-Ketu period * Ketu-8 sudden identity change

    Guru mahadasha

    Sept-1944 stroke from overwork * Guru-Budha period * Budha rules 6-injury

    03-Jan-1945 (age 67) Lightbody Lift-off * Guru- Ketu period * Ketu chidrakaraka

    "All souls were created in the beginning, and are finding their way back to whence they came." ~~ [Cayce Reading 3744-5]

    Distinctive Features of the Nativity

    The medical information received via Cayce's clairaudient readings set in motion a new medical paradigm in the electrified portions of the Western hemisphere. Yet personally, Cayce was often frustrated with the lack of coherent results from his many schemes and ideas. In fact he was somewhat impatient and temperamental when not in trance.

    Cayce was a simple man from a simple cultural background that valued simple principles of living and tangible results for effort. (Lagnesha Shani)

    He embraced the fundamentalist Presbyterian faith of his folk, but came to despair of the legitimacy of the cheerfully oversimplified doctrine he had received. During his clairaudient healing career he suffered much conflict (Shani-Rahu) between his received, folk Christian doctrine vs. the wildly adventurous and taboo-breaking philosophy emitting from Rahu.

    The clairaudiently channeled spiritual worldview that he produced seemed to contradict, indeed insult, the humble biblical orthodoxy with which he was raised, which he trusted, and which showed the only path he knew toward inner peace.

    Yet practically every word of his powerfully intuitive readings revealed a cosmos vastly larger, older, and more complex than the simple version of history offered in his cherished holy book. (Shani-Rahu-Zukra-Budha-Kumbha , cosmos)

    Lucifer, taught to Cayce as the devil, emerged as a being of Light (according to Lucis, named Light). The greater reality which Cayce was chosen to expose to the common folk indeed did seem anti-religious, and Cayce wanted to recover the security of his childhood as a humble, orthodox believer.

    Doctrinally he faced a very complex situation. Cayce had much polarizing catalysis to maintain the "fundamentalist" scriptural interpretations of his childhood due to a very complex bhava-2 * knowledge lineage treasuries * that contains rulers of six bhava plus Rahu.


    Surya * pitrikaraka * jyotikaraka

    • Surya-Meena * Bhaskara * the illuminator
    • Surya in bhava-3 * center of commerce, intelligence for reports, announcements, descriptions, * brightly explaining, administrative entitlements, focus on communication, eye on management of messaging

    randhresha-8 identity transformation

    Dad Surya-3 was a jack-of-all trades and latterly an insurance salesman (3) while Cayce's main profession was photographer (Surya-light-3). Dad was a significant energy source for Edgar. Mr. Leslie Caycer lived long and died when Edgar Cayce was 60. He betrayed Edgar for money, but was forgiven by his son. Edgar Cayce died age 67.

    Surya rules Edgar's Uttara-azadha nakshatra and Surya rules-8 for the Makara lagna. No matter Surya's rashi or bhava, for the Uttara-azadha native Surya plays a definitive role usually involving occult matters and often pouring light into what had been a dark, lightless place. Cayce channeled the bright light of truth for many years during exceptionally dark times of the Great Depression + the terrible violence of World-War-2.

    Chandra * matrikaraka * garha-karaka

    • Chandra in classroom-4 * digbala * comfort in routines, familiar with ruts, rates, roots, routine rituals; soothed by customary habits, undulating patriotism
    • Chandra-Meza * comforted by rhythmic forward pursuit
    • Chandra in burdened Bharani * Zukra * comforted by carrying valuable burdens * protectors of assets, treasuries, contractual trust, natural resources, reserves

    Hailing from the barely literate (and thus highly intuitive) Appalachian hill farming district in the latter 1800's, Edgar Cayce was familiar with an array of home cures. His maternal grandfather was a gifted dowser.

    Via the intuitive readings, and on the basis of his farm-life understanding of remedies (Chandra-4) Cayce was instrumental in the cultural process of reinterpreting the rural American farm tradition of plant-based remedies and food cures.

    In addition to subsistence farming in 19th century Kentucky, his father sold insurance and his mother taught community Sunday-School . Chandra-4 = mother school teacher.

    Chandra-4 home-cures; Karakamsha Mesha-4 home-cures, folk traditions, folk religion.

    maternal grandfather-farmer; was a dowser 9th-from-Chandra = Guru-yuti-Mangala-12 gift of spiritual guidance

    Makara swamsha sets the time of marriage Chandra-Chandra period.

    Kuja * bhratru-karaka * virya-karaka

    • Mangala-Dhanuzya * vigorous pursuit of humanistic worldview* push toward doctrinal expansion, proactive teaching-preaching, philosophical globalism
    • Mangala in bhava-12 * drive toward privacy, pursuit of inner guidance, distant lands, invasive ancestors, seeking sanctuary, clairsentient dynamics, energized invisible conquests
    • Purvazadha-Kuja-yuti-Guru-Mula * energized growth, dynamic generosity, masculine force joins optimistic expansion, potential for aggressive preaching, indoctrinating actions

    Significant Kuja-dosha from Kuja-12 = three-year separation

    Kuja energy. Clairaudient healer Edgar Cayce opened up a vast new world of energy medicine in the 1920's.

    Budha * bandhava-karaka * zisya-karaka

    • Budha-Kumbha * connecting communications, articulation of social-scientific networks, systematic pronouncements, messages about communities and economies
    • Budha in bhava-2 * narrative of speech-song, eyes-face, values, history, stories, storage, describer of family lineage ,explainer of treasuries, delivers instructions for preservation of natural resources
    • Budha-yuti-Zukra * articulation of equity in agreements, message of justice and fairly bargained contracts; songwriting , talkative sister-cousin-cohort
    • Budha-yuti-Shani * articulation of maturity and responsibility, message of institutional order, talkative elders
    • Budha-yuti-Rahu * articulation of ambitious desire, message of exciting opportunities, talkative mix-masters

    rogesha-6 Budha = medical treatments, indebtedness, infidelity, injuries, conflict, daignosis

    Cayce helped thousands find relief from suffering, including relief from terminal disease and disabling injury.

    Within much of the North American new age healing community, Edgar Cayce is lauded as the Euro-culture Father of New Age Medicine

    rogesha-6 Budha medical services; serves the conflicted and the exploited

    Cayce was the subject of much argument by conventional medical-men regarding the viability of his channeled cures. Typical of the profession, the doctors were prone to reject the cures not due to a lack of efficacy (the cures worked) but because the mechanism could not be explained.

    dharmesha-9 Budha * Beliefs + Zukra-yuti-Shani + Rahu

    notoriously struggled throughout his life with the conflict between two doctrines. In waking life, he was fully devoted to a culturally embedded fundamentalist protestant Christian doctrine. Yet in trance, he produced voluminous teachings on higher cosmology and vast historical knowledge which sometimes contradicted the narrower view of his waking catechism.

    Budha rules bhava-9 paradigms of belief, sacred teachings, doctrine. Budha-yuti-Rahu opportunistic use of knowledge base (2) AND Budha-yuti-Shani resistance to change in the knowledge base (2). Edgar Cayce was a Sunday-School teacher, a father, a transmitter of knowledge from mystical sources.

    Like nearly all of the Scots-Irish American settlers of Appalachia, his folk were Presbyterian Christian tobacco farmers.

    Guru * dhavakaraka * bahuta-karaka resides in 12 rules 12

    • Guru-Dhanuzya * mulatrikona * Mula * much philosophy, humanistic beliefs, broad worldview, doctrine of inclusive diversity
    • Guru in bhava-12 * swabhava * many retreats, much divination, many hospitalizations, much private expansion, numerous ancestor guides, much interiority, much going on behind closed doors
    • Guru-yuti-Mangala bhratri-karaka * multiple brother-figures, expansive conquests, much humanistic progressive-invasive philosophy

    Guru rules Arudha lagna = bhava-3 announcements, reports.

    Via clairaudient instruction from Source, Cayce's "readings " (announcements from Source) transformed the healing properties of common foods and minerals (Vrischika) into the exciting volume of knowledge called new-age medicine.

    The healings achieved via the clairaudiently received instructions were documented as effective in most cases where the instructions were followed correctly. Particularly notable cures were recorded in hopeless cases where the patients had been abandoned by their doctors. Yet Cayce's techniques were disparaged by the conventional medical establishment.

    Zukra * svadhu-karaka * kalatra-karaka



    • Zukra-Kumbha * appreciation of social networks, pleasures of friendly arrangements, enjoys regulated systems, aesthetic of scientific, economic linkage
    • Zukra-2 * swabhava * pleasure of gathered assets, enjoys banked, collected equity; feminine-figures predominate the family, gracious storyteller, preserved, linguistic, voiced, historical values , appreciation of assets
    • Zukra-yuti-Budha * gracious conversation, articulate beauty, melodious words, sweetly communicative messagingty, expanded beauty, sweetly inclusive doctrines of belief
    • Zukra-yuti-Shani * gracious diligence, restrained beauty, sweet orderly structure
    • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * gracious opportunism, amplified beauty, sweetly ambitious desire

    Zukra the Balancer the Medium

    Zukra karmesha rules karmasthana-10

    Zukra rules 10th navamsha

    National fame and a demanding workload in the service of presidents, plutocrats, and ailing folks

    Shani * duro-karaka * jara-karaka


    • Shani-Kumbha * moolatrikona 0-20 deg * old economies, pressured linkage, pressured skin-nerves, imposed connections, proletarian earnings, must earn profits with scarce resources
    • Shani in bhava-2 * must preserve, have to collect, catalog, tell tales, speak-and-sing; cautious banking; tense or punitive family, chronic financial depression + eye-teeth , heavy pressure against speaking out; insufficient nourishment, desiccated preserved food. Limited sight, blindness.
    • Shani-yuti-Budha * resistance against signaling, disciplined messaging, constrained communication
    • Shani-yuti-Zukra * resistance against equity, contractual discipline, constrained harmony
    • Shani-yuti-Rahu* resistance against ambition, disciplined risk, constrained opportunism, irregular elders

    Shani rules 12-clairsentience, ancestor guides, private prayer, trance states. Cayce was a brilliant clairaudient who revealed treasuries (2) of previously hidden medical, historic, and psychic knowledge

    Rahu * rajyalobha-karaka * picchala-karaka (slippery)

    • Rahu-Kumbha (swakshetra)* craving for community * mask of lawfully interlinked systems; fascinated by networks * seeks special importance via social participation programs, futurism; via apparent (but perhaps not authentic) friendliness
    • Rahu in bhava-2 * in swabhava of Suave Zukra, the Shadowy Specter seeks privilege via glamorous or unusual assets, a fascinating voice, remarkable face, intriguing family line, extraordinary languages, mesmerizing sounds, Craves unconventional, often shadowed, historical knowledge. Exotic or unusual collections. Desires a special values-expression role in foods, animal herds, natural conservation.. Privileged-seeking per rashi, in banking, preservation, foods, seeds, mouth-speech-song, Exciting, opportunistic second marriage (if any). Ambitious nature of the family traditions, genetic lineage..
    • Budha-yuti-Rahu * amplified articulation, magnified communications, exotic information, tricky signals, opportunistic siblings + co-workers, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of critically important details
    • Zukra-yuti-Rahu * amplified attractions, magnified beauty. exotic art-music, tricky arrangements, opportunistic feminine-figures, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of luxuriously lovely pleasures
    • Shani-yuti-Rahu * amplified orderliness, magnified systematics, exotic rules, tricky regulations, opportunistic elders, fascinating (but perhaps illusory) appearance of strictly lawful structures

    Cayce stunned his audience with a treasury of truly exotic (Rahu) information delivered by extraterrestrial extra-dimensional sources through his speech apparatus (2) while he was in a sleeping state (Rahu-yuti-Budha vyayapathi)

    Ketu * kavandha-karaka * chidra-karaka

    • Ketu-Singha * dissociates from creative performance, incomplete entitlement, empty intelligence, dissolute brilliance, not limited by celebrity roles, ignores restriction on political opinion
    • Ketu in classroom-8 (beneficial) * ambivalent toward initiations, disregards occult boundaries, fearless toward mysteries, absent from initiations, vacuous secrets, irrelevance of non-disclosure * Ketu facilitates transparent access to hidden treasuries by removing psychic camouflage filters , disinterested in non-disclosure


    Edgar Cayce and his beloved Gertrude Evans, 1897 (Edgar age 20). Their lives would have volatility, but also steadfastness.


    Edgar and Gertrude Cayce, in their early 30's and a new century

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