By looking at an astrological chart, a competent astrologer is able to assess the emotional and psychological makeup of an individual in addition propensities and rhythms within the physical body.Much like a therapy session, looking into a person's chart can pinpoint psychological issues that may need to be addressed in order for the patient to feel that they are getting to the root cause of their problem. An astrologer can help patients understand what they may need to do in order to get their lives on track and can also point out issues within interpersonal relationships that may require resolution. This often is done by helping the patient understand what is motivating their behavior, as well as that of others, in order to find greater acceptance of both sides of the fence.
From a physiological perspective, the astrological chart can pinpoint the parts of the body that are most vulnerable to weaknesses, as well as any upcoming cycles that may suggest greater vulnerability to illness or accidents. There are times when physical issues the client is dealing with are a mirror of the emotional issues they are attempting to resolve.
Timing of Surgery
'Timing is everything'
Your patients come to you knowing they will be in good hands. They trust you and they feel confident in the protocol laid out for them. Once the decision has been made to go forward with the procedure, one question that arises is "When?"
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed one of the factors to be considered is the astrological chart of the patient. Hippocrates possessed an in-depth knowledge of astrological influences that reflected issues within the physical body, and he utilized his knowledge of astrology to undertake measures to correct physical problems, according to what was considered favorable timing based on planetary influences. His knowledge has been passed down throughout generations and is widely accepted as common practice among astrologers.
It has been shown that that a patient's preoperative emotional state may be closely tied to postoperative recovery and that a patient's religious belief is one of the principal determinants of anxiety before surgery.
For the holistically-minded patient, particularly if he or she follows astrology, knowing that they are taking action under the best possible timing can be a reassuring feeling.
The process for incorporating medical astrology into the timing of a procedure requires knowing the patient's birth date, time and place of birth. If the time is unknowable, the date alone will suffice. The medical astrologer also needs to know the part of the body to be operated upon, as well as any dates when the patient will be available as well as dates that are unworkable. Then the astrologer requires the dates that the surgeon is available.
Your medical astrologer will then report back to you with the best possible dates, in order of preference. We typically try to give two to three different good dates, but the numbers vary depending on current planetary cycles.
If the doctor is so willing, we may also ask for the birth information of the treating physician to be sure both doctor and patient are in sync.
Contact Kathryn to incorporate the perspective of a qualified medical astrologer.Thank you for your interest in medical astrology. We look forward to being of service to both you and your patient.
Another tool used by astrologers is the progressions. In various sacred writings there appears a suggestion that we count each day after the day of our birth as symbolic of a year of our life. This method is called the secondary progressions. For example, if you are 40 years old this year we would count down to the 40th day after the day of your birth and plot the planets accordingly on your chart. Since the inner planets (sun, moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars) move rather quickly, these are the progressed planets to which we pay the most attention. The outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) move so slowly that over a period of 40 days (equivalent to 40 years of your life) their progress is negligible. One possible exception here is Jupiter. Although it is an outer planet it does move a bit faster than the other outer planets, so its progressed position may also be of some significance.
The progressions seem to influence us more from an internal perspective and suggest the growth or progress we are making as an individual.
Another tool utilized by some astrologers is that of the planetary returns, the most common being the solar return. A solar return is cast by plotting a chart for the exact moment that the sun returns to it's precise natal position by degree, minute and second. This is done annually. Generally your solar return occurs on your birthday. However, since the sun does not move exactly a degree a day, your solar return could feasibly occur the day preceding or following your actual birthday. The solar return is read as a chart that will influence you for the coming fiscal year from birth date to birth date.
Other planetary returns can also be plotted, such as lunar returns, which occur once every 28 days. However, the solar return is the most common.
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