When I was growing up, I was reading a book called Star Signs by renowned astrologer, Linda Goodman. In this book, she talks about everything astrology and woo-woo. It opened my eyes to a world I didn’t know existed! It made me fall in love with astrology even more.
In this book, she talked about Hippocrates. Hippocrates would state, “Touch not with the iron that part of the body ruled by the sign the Moon is transiting.” This means, do not have an operation on a body part that is ruled by the sign the Moon is in.
Every sign rules a part of the body. For example, Aries rules the head. Scorpio rules the genitalia and Pisces the feet, to name a few.
I would file this in the back of my mind for another thirteen years until I saw it in action. One of my beloved aunts needed an operation to unblock an artery in her leg and sort out a problem in her bowels. For some reason, she agreed to do both procedures at once due to their proximity around the hip area. Unfortunately, she passed away two weeks later. Our whole family was devastated. She was a legend in my eyes. She was the aunt you could go to with anything. She might have slapped some sense into you but never, ever judged or turned her back on you.
It’s been nineteen years since she passed away and now equipped with astrological knowledge concerning medical astrology, I looked up the chart of the day of her operation. On that day, the Moon was conjunct with Pluto, both in Sagittarius (the sign ruling the hips). Both were opposite Saturn, which was on the border of the 8th and 9th houses. The 8th house is traditionally ruled by Pluto and is known to be the house of death. The Moon was also in its waning crescent phase. As it is after the Full Moon, both phases are known for slow healing.
If I knew then what I know now? I would have asked her to wait a couple of weeks. Of course, she was in pain and wanted to do the operation as soon as possible.
So as an evolutionary astrologer, what is my opinion about medical astrology? In my personal opinion, it’s stuff that works.
Whenever I have had operations that I could control the date it was to be booked for, I made sure it was near a New Moon for quick healing and that the Moon was in a sign that didn’t rule the part of the body being operated on. I made sure it was as far away as possible. For example, I’ve had an operation to correct my hearing and made sure the Moon was nowhere near Aries or Taurus. On the date in question, the Moon was in Scorpio during its waxing phase. The operation was a success and I healed quickly. I’ve had other operations that were successes too because of this foresight.
However, there are circumstances where an operation must happen as it is a matter of life or death. Do you go and ask an astrologer as your life hangs in the balance? Of course not! You listen to your surgeon!!! And pray the stars are supportive. For example, I needed a C-section to give birth to my daughter. She was born during the balsamic phase of the Moon and it was in Leo. A good day for a C-section but boy did it take a while to heal. Luckily it was very close to the New Moon. Mars was direct too so my surgery and surgeon were in top form. I have a nearly non-existent scar now thanks to his top skills.
Medical astrology is an ancient discipline. Doctors of old were trained astrologers as well but with the advent of science, this knowledge has not been passed on to medical students. So my advice? If you need something done, listen to your doctor especially if it’s an emergency. If you have time? Ask your favourite astrologer for a good date, especially a medical astrologer. You and your doctor will be surprised at how well and quickly you will heal.