Read an Excerpt
How a Wellness Report
Can Help You Achieve and Maintain Better Health
A personal wellness report will enable you to pinpoint the weak areas of your body as well as help you determine your proneness to specific disease states based on your birth chart. The CD-ROM that is included with this book contains a calculation program that enables you to print out your birth chart in a user-friendly style that is easy to underYour printout will include the sign and house positions of the planets in your chart. The symbols for the signs and planets are listed. You will also be able to print out and read a personal health report that will interpret your chart in terms of medical asYou will be given the meanings of the signs and house positions of your planets and an interpretation of your Ascendant. Because your birth chart is used, you will be able to gather information that is tailored to a personal health interpretation.
This is the beginning of your journey to better health in that you immediately have a simple but effective way to begin improving your overall health. Astrological and medterms will be explained throughout the book and will also be included in the glosat the end of the book. Nutritional guidelines and techniques will also be given throughout the book as well as in appendix A.
With the help of this book, you will be able to start evaluating your bodily strengths and weaknesses. Once you determine the weak areas of your body, you can take measures to build them up. You may begin a new health regimen that includes dietary changes and lifestyle changes or choose to work with a health practitioner who meets your personal needs. You can refer to appendix A for information on how to nourish weak areas of the body and learn healing methods for some common diseases. Sample chart interpretaare provided in appendix C.
What Is Medical Astrology?
Your report utilizes the basics of medical astrology-one of the earliest forms of astrolMedical astrology offers you a time-tested method to recognize and improve defiin your body. It is the branch of astrology that deals with the planetary causes of disease. It has its origins in ancient astrology and was used by Hippocrates (b. 460 BC) and by most doctors until the seventeenth century. Medical astrology associates the difparts of the body and the illnesses connected with them with the signs of the zoand their associated planets. There is also a correspondence between the planets and disease in that specific planetary combinations can point to proneness to a specific disease state. As you read chapter 2, “The Signs in Medical Astrology,” and chapter 3, “The Planets in Medical Astrology,” you will begin to understand the correspondences between the planets, the signs, and health. You will see why medical astrology can be an important adjunct to traditional medicine.
What Medical Astrology Can and Cannot Do
Medical astrology can help you eliminate improbabilities in the chart and hone in on major themes in much the same way as natal astrology. However, medical astrology is more complicated than natal astrology. First of all, you need to be a competent medical astrologer to fully interpret a natal chart. Second, by law you cannot diagnose illness unyou are also a medical doctor. And, there are too many variables in a chart for it to be used for diagnosis. But medical astrology can help you eliminate implausibilities in your chart and focus on the vulnerable parts of your body. It also shows your strengths and the ways in which you respond to disease.
The Signs in Medical Astrology
The signs of the zodiac correspond to the anatomical locations in the body of tissues and organs. Along with the planets, the signs can also describe the physiology (body processes) of an organ or tissue. In many cases there are similarities between a sign in the zodiac and the planet it is associated with. For example, Libra refers to the anatomilocation of the kidneys, and Venus, which is associated with the sign Libra, can dekidney action. Therefore, kidney function in the body can be related to both the sign Libra and the planet associated with it, which is Venus. In another example, Sagitdescribes the anatomical location of the liver in the body, and Jupiter, the planet associated with Sagittarius, can describe liver function in the body.
As you learn more about medical astrology, you will discover that there is a relationbetween the planets and the signs in determining proneness to specific disease states and bodily weaknesses. You will also learn that astrologers associate the planets with a sign or signs. This is called rulership, and in the above example of the association between Venus and Libra, an astrologer would say that the sign Libra is ruled by the planet Venus; or, taking the other example, that the sign Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter.
The planets and the signs can both have attributes that describe similar actions, such as heat and inflammation for both the planet Mars and the sign Aries. The action of a planet is influenced by the sign it tenants while at the same time influencing the sign itTo illustrate, suppose you have Mars in Cancer in a chart. The action of the planet, Mars, influences the sign, Cancer, in that one could have an acid stomach or be prone to stomach upset when upset or angry. This is because the sign Cancer is the general ruler of the stomach and Mars is a planet promoting acidity as well as being the planet of anger and aggression. But the sign in turn affects the planet's ability to act. Mars loses some of its ability to act when in the sign of Cancer. Any beginning astrology book will state that Mars in Cancer is in its “fall” and is therefore not able to act up to par.
The list that follows gives the general associations of each sign of the zodiac and each sign's actions and reactions to disease. Included are the most recognizable parts of the body for the layperson. Since signs and planets can be involved in more than one funcor location in the body and since a function of a sign can sometimes be seen in its opposite sign, which is called its polarity, the reader may notice some overlapping. The functions of tissues and organs in the body can be very complex and are not limited to one planet or sign.
The sign of Aries can be infectious in nature and responds with heat and inflammation. It is an energetic and impulsive sign, with a tendency to waste energy. It is involved with feverish complaints. It is associated with the head and brain, skull and face, outer ears, eyeballs, upper jaw, adrenal medulla, and pituitary gland. Aries is also linked with renal function due to its polarity with its opposite sign, Libra.
Taurus is a sign of stability, support, and endurance. It rules the senses. It is a sign of agwhich can lead to tumor formation or cysts. The lower jaw and middle ears are ruled by Taurus, as are the thyroid gland and thymus gland. Taurus is also associated with the neck, throat, tonsils, adenoids, palate, vocal cords, larynx, and pharynx.
Gemini is a sign of dispersal and flexibility, and is associated with linkages and connecin the body. It rules the tubes of the body. It is a communicator and a sign of locoIt rules the lungs and the process of inhalation as well as the central nervous system, arms, shoulders, hands, tongue, trachea, bronchi, Eustachian tubes of the ears, ureter, and fallopian tubes. Capillaries and collagen are also ruled by Gemini.
Cancer is a sign that protects and nurtures. It is associated with all containers and covin the body. It is a moist sign and rules mucous membranes and bodily fluids. It rules the breasts, rib cage, sternum, thoracic cavity, stomach, womb, pleura of the lungs, endocardium, and pericardium. It also rules both the eye sockets and the cornea of the eye as well as the sinus cavities. Cancer is also involved in gastric digestion.
Leo is a fire sign, with much energy and vitality. It is vivifying and centralizing. In illness it expresses itself as fever and inflammation. Leo rules the muscular portion of the heart, the spine, and the middle back. It is associated with the pulmonary and coronary arteries.
Virgo is a sign of analysis, assimilation, and discrimination. It is involved in the processes of splitting and separating in the body. It rules the small intestines, pancreas, duodenum, enaction of the liver, and peristalsis of the bowel. It may be involved in wheat allergies.
Libra is a sign of balance and adjustment. It adjusts and regulates in its role of keeping the body balanced. It is associated with the processes of filtration and distillation. It has rulership over the kidneys, the lower back, and the skin as it relates cosmetically. It refers to the lumbar region of the spine. It is involved in the acid/alkaline balance of the body. Like its opposite sign, Aries, Libra is involved with adrenal action.
Scorpio is a sign of transformation and elimination. It has great strength and endurance. It is involved in the procreative processes of the body as well as excretion. It rules the colon, bladder, ovaries, vagina, prostate gland, urethra, cecum (the first part of the large intestine), and all bodily outlets. Its nature is to throw off, eject, and eliminate.
Sagittarius is a sign of locomotion and transference. It rules the exhalation process of the lungs as well as the hips, thighs, and liver. It rules the sacral region of the spine, the femur, and the sciatic nerve. It is involved in the distribution of body fat. It also rules the saphenous vein.
Capricorn is a sign of structure and limitation. It inhibits and obstructs and tends tocrystallization, but it is also a sign of management. Capricorn rules the skin in its role as a protector and is involved in serious skin diseases. It rules the knees, joints, hair, bones, teeth, and nails. It rules the skeleton of the body and the minerals in the body.
Aquarius is associated with the circulation and oxygenation of the blood. It is also associwith rare illnesses and nervous disorders. It is involved with blood poisoning and inoxygenation in the body. Aquarius rules the electrolytes in the body as well as the lower legs and ankles, the valves of the heart, and the retina of the eye. It is involved in the cooperation of bodily processes.
Pisces relates to unusual diseases, diseases that are hard to diagnose, and the misdiagnoof disease. It rules the lymphatic system of the body, the feet, and the toes. The nature of Pisces is to soften and relax, resulting in a lack of tone. This sign has the ability to break down barriers. It is involved in the production of phlegm and mucus. It rules aldrugs, and poisons. Its effects can also be psychic or mental in the case of hallucior obsessions.