Archive for November, 2009

A new Astrological Chart Reading!

November 21, 2009

Soul Survivor
An astrological investigation
by Walden Welch

On the morning of June 25th, I began my day as usual by turning on my computer to read my e-mail. Amongst the incoming mail was one sent to me by my friend Sharon Matzinger who is a healer and past life regression therapist. The heading on her e-mail read, “An interesting video. Subject: An unusual case of reincarnation proof.”,0,1190900.story
James Leininger looks and acts like other 11 year olds but beneath his playful spirit is a deep soul.  He remembers in detail his former family, World War II, his Air Force companions, details of his plane being shot down. He is being called the most documented case of reincarnation ever. This little boy is able to recall over 50 memories from ‘someone else’s life,’ or one might say his life a lifetime ago.  A World War II Pilot’s family believes it is their reincarnated brother based on the child’s memories. The boy’s story is so compelling that it has been published in a new book called Soul Survivor.

In a hurry to get to work, I did not click onto the link to watch the video but saved the e-mail to view the feature at a later time. I soon forgot about it.

Two days later, I received an e-mail from my new friend Julie Hilt who is a member of The Association for Research and Enlightenment (also known as The Edgar Cayce Foundation) of which I too am a member. Julie is Director of Events and she coordinates activities for the California and Nevada regions of The A.R.E.

“Walden, have you heard about the little boy who recalls his previous life as an Air Force Pilot and who was shot down and killed by the Japanese during World War 11? His parent’s have written me and asked if you might look into the boy’s horoscope and give your professional opinion as to what your findings are regarding this matter.”

She continued, “In your opinion, are the persons of James Huston and James Leininger one and the same? The boy was born on April 10, 1998 at 6:00 PM, Good Friday in San Mateo, CA. The pilot he claims to be was named James Huston, born October 22, 1923, in South Bend, Indiana. No birth time available. The family is eager to hear your astrological evaluation regarding this matter and I will forward whatever you have to say on to them should you care to reply.”

I replied to Julie’s e-mail saying that I would be more than pleased to do so. I then remembered the unwatched video clip that Sharon had sent me. Both she and Julie were obviously speaking about the same case of reincarnation. I retrieved Sharon’s e-mail, clicked on it and watched the five minutes video.

As a believer in reincarnation, I was more than impressed. If what I had just watched was true, then the case the Leininger’s presented was unquestionably the most significant evidence ever presented to support the theory that reincarnation is indeed fact.

However, I am old enough to have remembered being equally impressed with the book The Search for Bridey Murphy, originally published in 1956. That case was later fully investigated and the final word was that it was likely a hoax.

So rather than jump to conclusions as I had fifty years ago I decided to take caution, be skeptical and not let what I had seen affect my evaluation. I told myself I would be totally subjective and would carefully astro-sleuth the information I had been given by using my knowledge of astrology and the two men’s horoscopes to come to my conclusions.

Edgar Cayce

The advantage I had in my favor was that I was well familiar with the readings on reincarnation and astrology given by the great American psychic Edgar Cayce. It was not at all likely that the Leiningers were reincarnated, nor were they astrologers.

Although Edgar Cayce was a clairvoyant and not an astrologer, he did hundreds of readings in which astrology was mentioned. The subject of astrology was usually tied to cases he read for which involved reincarnation.

“As the tree falls, so it lies” is stated in Scripture.  Edgar Cayce stated that this means that when we die, we are left with all the knowledge, talents, and good and bad traits that we have accumulated throughout our past life incarnations up until the present moment of our death. As the tree falls, so it lays. When we are reborn into our new body we simply pick up from where we left off and continue on with our lessons which are forever aimed at perfecting our soul until reincarnation is no longer necessary.

“Christ is the example,” Cayce stated time and time again. Cayce said that whatever the Sun’s position was in one’s prior lifetime is usually the Moon’s position in the next incarnation and the Moon’s position in the past lifetime experience becomes the Sun position in the new incarnation. This pattern is typical of the planetary pattern when an individual dies before completing a full life time, as would be the case in accidental death. Otherwise, for a fully lived life, when the bodily death occurs wherever the Sun and Moon positions were upon the day of death become the Sun and Moon Signs in the next incarnation. This sounds like a real brain twister, but in truth, the process is very simplistic…so simplistic, in fact, that I could not help but doubt the validity of these Readings and I did not expect it to work. This planetary pattern would be almost comparable to an ink blot, taking one page of paper on which the inkblot has been printed and pressing it upon another.  It is much like a mirror’s reflection of itself.

James Huston
James Leininger

Suspicious, I carefully computed pilot James Huston’s birth data. His Sun was placed in The Sign of Libra and his Moon’s position on the day of his birth fell in the Sign of Aries. Next, I calculated the boy, James Leininger’s, chart and laid the charts side by side.

Shivers ran up my spine. The hair on the back of my neck stood up. The child was born with his Sun in Aries and his Moon fell in Libra; exactly opposite positions of Huston’s. Even more startling was the fact that both individuals’ Sun and Moon positions were in each other’s exact mathematical degrees. This was the pattern Cayce depicted if a life that had not yet been fully lived and accidentally cut short; it was the perfect ink blot pattern. I had expected something far more complicated than this, but there it was in mathematical fact. These two souls were one and the same.

Unable to contain my excitement, I dashed out an e-mail to Julie. It was so full of misspelled words and broken phases that she must have wondered if I had been drinking. Worst yet, in my enthusiasm I was describing planetary positions she could not have possibly understood.

“Julie, this is fantastic! Leininger and Huston are one and the same soul. No question about it. The boy was born with his Sun in Aries and Moon in Libra. Huston was born Sun in Libra, Moon in Aries, and they were both born with North and South nodes placed at exactly 8 degrees of Virgo and Pisces, which means that Huston had not yet concluded the lessons to be learned in his lifetime and that the boy is carrying on from where Huston left off.”

“And get this: Huston’s Natal Saturn was placed at 23 degrees of Libra and Leininger’s Saturn falls in exact opposition at 23 degrees of Aries! Isn’t that incredible? Huston’s plane was shot down by the Japanese and he died March 3rd, 1945. He reincarnated into the body of James Leininger fifty-three years later. Cayce said that people who die on the battlefield are often times re-born shell shocked. This would explain the boy’s violent recurring nightmares during the first years of his life.”

“If I had never been told this incredible story—if I had only been given James Leininger’s birth chart to interpret—I would immediately have said ‘This boy is born for the Military. He has Sun, Mars, Mercury and Saturn all conjunct in the Fire Sign of Aries.  His Natal Neptune and Uranus in Aquarius are in perfect sextile to his Aries Stellium. He’s a born pilot!’ I would predict that he would have become a pilot the moment I saw his chart. With his Natal Mars in his Eighth House of Death, I would also tell him that he had died during a war in his previous lifetime and that his death would have been caused by bullets, explosives, fire, warfare. I swear this is true Julie! I will write more later.”

Several days after I researched this project, I purchased a copy of Soul Survivor. I had already concluded my astrological evaluation and so whatever I read could obviously not influence the work I had already done.

Soul Survivor is a wonderful book. It is well researched and passionately written. I envision the book as a film, and hope that it will be made into one some day. I would hope that the great film maker Steven Spielbergwould direct it. The story is a thriller. It is awe inspiring, magical and thought provoking. Soul Survivor is a modern day E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial. The film’s opening credits should have a preface which reads, “This film is based on a true story. It is not a work of fiction. It is dedicated to all of those who believe in reincarnation…but especially for those of you who do not.”

Walden Welch

p.s. I have submitted two links for your inspection. Hopefully the videos you will see will inspire you as they did me.,0,1190900.story