Medicos Astrology - Medical Astrology
“The best doctors in the world are
Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor
Merry Man.” – Jonathan Swift
Burn with anger, tremble with fear, feel chocked up with sadness, stomachs turn with revulsion – ‘we feel emotions in our bodies’, wrote Arthur Barsky. ‘A sound mind in a sound body', stresses the importance of physical and mental wellness. Moderns seek ‘yoga’, a way which leads to fitness and relaxation. Health freaks stress on the saying, ‘an apple a day, keeps the doctor away’, realizing the nutritious value of an apple which was once-forbidden for Eve in the Garden of Eden. Our physical defects affect our psyche and vice versa. Hence is our expedition on medicine and doctors.
Medicine men in Prehistoric Times
Our mind is the root cause of the diseases in our body. The onslaught of diseases were common in prehistory than are prevalent today. The life expectancy was low. Women have died in child birth. They suffered due to malnutrition.
They knew the value of plant materials as a cure for disease. Rosemary, a herb was used as medicine. They used Piptoporus betulinus of North Europe for diarrhea. The clay was applied for treating wounds especially after surgery. Trepanning, a basic surgical operation was carried out in Peru. The medicine men of those days had neither the training nor the privilege of handling the equipments to do surgery. The ant was held above the wound as a stitching device. They gathered and distributed herbs and did supernatural treatments as charms, spells and amulets to ward off evil spirits. As for contagious diseases the patients are quarantined for preventing the disease getting spread to others.
Nissim Ezekiel’s ‘Night of the Scorpion’ mirrors one such mental image in the line,
‘The peasants came like swarms of flies
And buzzed the name of God a hundred times
To paralyse the Evil one.
Ayurveda in India
Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine (400 BC to 377 BC) says, ‘Let food be thy medicine and let thy medicine be food’. Similar idea is reflected in Ayurveda, a system of traditional medicine native to Indian subcontinent. Ayurveda stresses a balance of three elements – vata (air), pitta (fire) and kapha (water). The cure of disease is assured of seeking a balance within these doshas. Astrology has a key role in this medication. Auspicious days are chosen to begin a treatment for illness, as there is a belief in Karmas role for the cause of diseases in human.
Life style Choices
Our life style factors continue to pose a threat to health in a long term. The lung cancer mortality rates have risen due to smoking. Drinking more than the recommended units and unhealthy eating habits, give rise to obesity, high blood pressure and other heart ailments. Nicotine addiction makes smokers stressed from the ‘withdrawal’ between cigarettes. Their ‘stress free feel’ with a cigar is only a temporary and is not a real cure for stress. The levels of oxygen in the body could increase their mental wellbeing. The addicts will frequently blame other people for their predicament. The blame game is a justification for their addiction.
The Role of Doctors in Society
The profession of a ‘Doctor’ indeed elicits a kind of awe and respect within us. He protects us from the danger so he is equal to God. He is a healer of society. He helps new born babies cry reach earth. The patients need his sympathetic touch and a word of assurance. ‘Desperate maladies require desperate remedies’ and doctors are pivotal in checking them out. Most physicians establish a good rapport with a patient. The trust, mutual respect, knowledge, shared values, perspectives about disease and life and the time available will enhance his superior status.
Medicine bridges the gap between science and society. Applying scientific knowledge to human health is important factor of clinical practice. He has to respond to the occasional emotional outbursts of his anxious patients. His experience in handling such with a maturity does strengthen his career as a doctor. The development of science has made a milestone with donations like blood, bone, marrow, kidneys, sperm, eggs, hair, organ and tissue. It gives hope to the ill and distraught.
Medical Astrology: Planetary combinations for Doctors & Surgeons
The general physician’s role in our daily walk of life is very imperative. He does check our fever and prescribes medicines. He is sought after for all types of pains and illness. The planet ‘Saturn’ is the significator of the sick. When he is afflicted in the horoscope of a person, he moves with sick. As for as a doctor is concerned, saturn is a lucky planet, since the doctor gets benefit from the sick.
There are different types of doctors who treat various medical conditions according to their specialization. If you are aspiring to be a surgeon, Mars in your horoscope must be strong. It is strong, assertive and is necessary for working towards the project. The surgeons need to be as strong as an oak in their will power which is gifted by Mars.
Neurology is a medical speciality dealing with disorders of the nervous system. The planet moon is the indicator of mind and mercury for brain. When moon is afflicted and the combination of Mars with Moon will help a person to be a Neurologist.
Physicians who specialize in cardiology are called cardiologists. They do cardiac surgery and treat congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology. The planets Jupiter and Sun create cardiologists.
The Gynecologist deals with the health of female reproductive system (uterus, ovaries). It means the science of women. It’s counterpart is andrology which is specific to the male reproductive system. The modern popular hospitals are Fertility Clinics. To choose this field the planet Jupiter and Venus need to be afflicted. If not the fertility issues will never be your choice.
A dental surgeon is a health care practitioner specializes in the treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. The planetary combinations of Mars and Mercury in your horoscope give a push to take the place of a dentist. The planet Mercury rules over the mucous membranes. They are the skin in the form of a coating of internal cavities. Mars stand for ‘will power’. Thus, the dentist works comfortably with cavities and bleeding gums.
The anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye are with in the field of ophthalmology. Those who are born in a no moon day or a full moon day will have a wish for choosing this area of study. The afflicted Sun and Moon are indeed the reason for ophthalmologist. The planets Sun and Moon are the natural lights of the earth. Hence the ‘Vision Care’ is related to these two planets.
In spite of the above mentioned combinations, a well-placed Sun and Jupiter help doctors to be an expert in their profession The sun as a ruler giving a person a strength to rule over the society as a saviour. With Jupiter the man does indulge in Social Service.