Leoni Hodgson 2014
Lawson Bracewell was a friend to many and a tireless worker in the esoteric teaching community. He is the founding member of Christ College, Akaroa, New Zealand. I met Lawson in New Zealand in the early 80′s at an astrological workshop given by Alan Oken, then later we both frequented the Auckland Goodwill Centre. We had a special connection and foundational to this was our attraction to the Bailey/ esoteric teachings and the fact that we were both astrologers.
Born 13 July 1943, Milaca USA;
died 15 July 2014 at approximately 11.07, NZST.
Cause of death was heart disease, not heart failure. The latter is due to a weakened heart muscle. In heart disease, the physical heart muscle remains strong but is impaired from doing its work by various causes. All disciples have strong hearts, psychically and physically.
Lawson left a legacy of light and wisdom, and was the founder of Christ College located at Akaroa, New Zealand. Since 2009 it has been offering a variety of courses and meditation.
The Meditation Room at Christ’s College
Whenever a significant event happens, all astrologers consult the stars to try to find the relevant planetary activity.
Here are my findings on Lawson’s passing.
POTENTIAL DISEASE IN THE NATAL CHART
The natal chart tells us the strengths and weaknesses of our physical body. In the case of disease, realised or potential, this is shown by the most powerful planetary stress pattern, especially if the Sun is involved. It is the ultimate symbol of life and vitality. However, in the average healthy person, such diseases do not manifest until later in life and may never manifest if a compensatory, healthy lifestyle is adopted. The major planet stress pattern we find in Lawson’s birth chart is a T-square. From this point on, I will refer to this specific planetary pattern in Lawson’s chart as “the T-square”.
Sun in Cancer, wide conjunction to Jupiter-Pluto in Leo,
– Sun square Libra Ascendant:
Ascendant opposite Mars,
Mars square Jupiter and Pluto in Leo.
1. Sun (vitality and heart) in Cancer, wide conjunction to Jupiter-Pluto in Leo (the heart)
The two body parts highlighted in this stress pattern are stomach (Cancer) and Heart (Sun and Leo).
Sun in Cancer in a cadent house weakens vitality, but this is more than made up for by the conjunction to Jupiter, which boosts the Sun’s rays. Further, Jupiter being in Leo, the Sun’s sign, adds a positive aspect for health. Lawson did have health complications when young, but as an adult demonstrated physical strength and endurance.
Jupiter is conjunct Pluto, planet of transformation, upheaval, healing, death and rebirth; connecting it to the Sun. On its own, this is not a problem for a person who is on a transformational life path, such as Lawson. Pluto in such a prominent position in the chart (in Leo conjunct the MC), indicates that there will be major transformations in the profession and higher life direction. Its positive connection to the Sun indicates a powerful personality who will naturally rise to a position of prominence in his profession. This Lawson did. In terms of health, Pluto’s influence depends upon its planetary aspects. Pluto square Mars is not helpful.
2. Sun square Libra Ascendant (physical body)
The body parts highlighted in this stress pattern are heart and the physical body generally. On the higher level, the ascendant represents one’s soul or spiritual purpose.
A disciple with this pattern would be inclined to ignore health warning signs – especially to his heart, driving himself to achieve his goals. Lawson was such a person. He had a Ray 1 personality, a very strong will, and was dedicated to his teaching and meditation programs which he was rapidly expanding. Though strong in his psychic heart, his physical heart suffered in these latter years.
3. Ascendant opposite inflammatory Mars (physical body, drive and activity)
Here is the trouble maker. Mars bringing conflict and disruptions, rules the 6th house of “illness”. It is in stubborn Taurus in the 7th house of “others”. This indicates that Lawson’s personality would want to go to war with those who he thought stood in his way. As a soul, he was modifying this pattern, but stressful interactions would eventually take their toll, affecting the physical body generally (ascendant), and the heart (Mars square Leo planets, especially Jupiter [arteries]).
4. Mars square Jupiter (arteries) in Leo (heart); and Pluto
The physical body in all living forms eventually breaks down, releasing the soul in preparation for a new incarnation experience. All the signs point to heart disease in later life for Lawson. This is quite normal for disciples as Master DK points out:
“Heart disease.. Disciples and initiates are prone to suffer from this disease, owing to the awakening into violent activity of the heart centre. In the one case, the life energy flowing through the heart is employed past all human tolerance in handling human affairs; in the other, the heart centre opens up and the strain put upon the organ of the heart is too great, and heart disease supervenes. A third cause of heart disease is due to the premature or deliberately planned lifting of the energy of the solar plexus to the heart, thus putting an unexpected strain upon it.” Esoteric Healing p238. Read more …