a medical astrologer do, and what can they do for you? Working from
your horoscope they can identify underlying causes of health problems,
identify weak areas in need of support and suggest not only the treatment
therapies you will respond best to, but also when to initiate treatment
for maximum benefit.
Western medicine is beginning to show interest in other medical
systems—especially what they have to offer in the way of preventative
medicine. With a sense of renaissance in the air, people are
more willing to indulge their curiosity, and astrology has
some unique contributions to this broadening view of the healing
Horoscope and Your Health
astrology determines from an individual's horoscope the state
of health of body, mind and spirit. This reflects a current
trend in all spheres of medicine to acknowledge that optimum
health depends on a harmonious balance between these three.
The horoscope is a blueprint of the whole being, reflecting
the complex interaction of body, mind and spirit.
horoscope can describe with great accuracy the unique constitutional
makeup of an individual, including the resilience of the immune
system and structural and functional weaknesses. This is of
prime interest as Western medicine struggles with mediocre
results from using a statistically average model of what constitutes
well-being to all people.
and Medicine in History
has been used for medical purposes since the time of the Chaldean
priest-physicians of 2000-1000 BC, and was used by those who
founded and inspired our modern medicine of today. Hippocrates
(460-377 BC), considered to be the father of modern medicine
and the source of the hippocratic oath all medical doctors
pledge themselves to, was an accomplished astrologer. He has
been quoted as saying that a physician without a knowledge
of astrology had better "call himself a fool rather than a
Nicholas Culpepper, the famous herbalist who laid the foundations
for herbal medicine, stated that treatment without the use
of astrology is like "a lamp without oil.”
Astrology Should Be Used Cautiously
horoscope can be used to identify health problems and recommend
the most effective treatment. In doing so, one could be considered
to be practicing medicine, legally the domain of only licensed
medical practitioners. Great care needs to be taken here.
A medical astrologer without a medical license never provides
a diagnosis nor prescribes a treatment, working instead in
the more general areas of assessments and recommendations,
and collaborating with medical practitioners in the prevention
and treatment of disease.
Contributes to an Effective Treatment Regime
predispositioned hypersensitivity to medications and household/environmental
chemicals and pollutants can be predicted from an individual's
horoscope. The medical astrologer pays particular attention
to the planet Neptune, which, among other things, symbolizes
heightened sensitivity physically, mentally, and emotionally.
placement in the horoscope can indicate an organ or physiological
function that is hypersensitive to outside influences and
will respond well to minimal chemical intervention. Particular
Neptune configurations point to a tendency toward overmedication
if dosed with an amount considered normal for the average
patient. Under such an influence, the recommendation would
be to treat in a gentle and conservative manner. There are
Neptunian configurations in the horoscope which, when applied
to medical matters, highlight a tendency toward misdiagnosis,
suggesting a second opinion be pursued on any serious ailment.
example, Neptune placed on the eastern horizon at birth suggests
a finely calibrated body with a particularly sensitive mind-body
link. This person is likely to be especially susceptible to
infections and viruses and prone to developing allergies.
This person will respond best to a treatment regime that includes
counseling, subtle body therapies such as homeopathy, cranio-sacral
adjustment or even art or music therapy.
astrology uses the positions of the planets in the present
to determine optimum windows for elective surgery. A supportive
planetary configuration involving the planet Pluto, as well
as the planet Mars placed prominently for maximum vital force
during recovery, will encourage surgical success as well as
a swift recovery. The influence of the Full Moon on post-surgical
hemorrhage has been well documented, and hence is avoided
if at all possible.
medical astrologer can identify the most effective healing
modalities for a client to pursue. For example, a dominant
emphasis on the earth element (strong Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn
in the chart) would suggest bodywork, chiropractic or nutritional
therapies, whereas dominant water (strong Cancer, Scorpio
or Pisces) will respond better to psychotherapy, art therapy
or psychic healing.
sign signatures (strong placements of planets in Aries, Leo
and/or Sagittarius) respond best to exercise regimes such
as t'ai chi or qi gong (though these people need to watch
a tendency toward overdoing their workouts) with subsequent
burnout. Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) respond well
to acupuncture, yoga and scheduled rests to recharge their
easily overstimulated nervous systems.
can help the health practitioner to identify the best way
to present the information to the client, what to expect of
the course of the healing journey, and the client's style
and willingness to pursue the recommended course of treatment.
For example, cardinal signs rising (Aries, Cancer, Libra or
Capricorn) show the most dramatic response to therapeutic
modifications and are generally open and enthusiastic about
embarking upon a regime.
with fixed signs rising (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius)
are more resistant to accepting advice from others, though
will carry out a regime to the letter for extensive periods
if you can get through to them (suggestion: they are impressed
with success stories and like a fair amount of control). Mutable
signs rising (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) tend
to shop around the healing circuit, either staying with something
for a while and then moving on, or creating an eclectic mix
comparison to the long-standing historical use of astrology
in medicine throughout the world, modern medical practices
have their origins less than 100 years ago. Particularly in
the U.S., we have not had easy access to alternatives to allopathic
treatment, and yet there are many, many conditions that are
not just physical in cause, or effect—the territory where
allopathic medicine excels. Your own astrological blueprint
can highlight not only physical but psychological weak spots,
as well as the most effective ways to return you to optimum