There is a close relationship in between zodiac signs, future, past and present of humans. Since, health is an indispensable aspect of human life; it is no surprise that health is relates to astrology. This concept led to the birth of Medical Astrology. Latromathematics is the traditional term for Medical astrology. It is this ancient medical system which associates astrological signs, planets, sun and moon with parts of our body, medications or drugs and ailments.

The foundation of Medical Astrology dates back to centuries. There is a reference of Medical Astrology in the epic poem ‘Astronomical’ which was penned by Marcus Manillus. One can read about the associated principles to further enrich their knowledge. Whether you are part of the current generation or belong to older gen, one cannot negate the impact of Ayurveda in the traditional Indian medicine. The most eminent personalities of Indian Medicine, Charak and Sushruta, held definite knowledge in the field of astrology and took its aid for treating the sick. Besides Indians, the Romans, Egyptians, Chinese and Greeks also believed that, human behavior was directly or indirectly related to the planets and sun signs.

Medical astrology, a part of Vedic Astrology, requires a comprehensive knowledge of both Astrology as well as Medicine. Principally, each of the astrological sign is associated with one particular part of the human body. In fact, the plants as well are somehow related to one or the other astronomical planet. This is the reason why an assortment of old herbs was used to treat a particular type of disorder or disease. There are 12 Schuesslers cell salts which have been associated with the 12 zodiac signs. Hence, Medical astrology is a field of science which is a fusion of astronomy, human physiology and herbs. All these combinations heals the ailing person by predicting the anticipated illness and possible remedy.

The Kalapurusa:

The 12 signs of Zodiac can duly hbe identified by the body parts of Kalapurusha. In accordance with the Kapapurusha, the Aries represents the head, Vrishabaha represents the Face & neck, and Mithuna represents Arms. Similarly, Karaka rashi represents chest and heart, Simha represents stomach, kanya represents hip part of the body. The penis is represented by Tula rashi, and the hidden parts with the aid of Vrishchika. The Dhanu Rashi symbolizes the thighs, Makara signifies knees, Kumbh rashi represents ankles. The Mina rashi represents feet. Hence, if there is a particular beneficiary planet situated in the body of the Kalapurusha, it is definitely going to strengthen that particular body part of the individual.

Principle of Medical Astrology:

The main objective of Medical astrology is to provide one with thorough knowledge of the effects of cosmic combinations on the health of an individual. With the help of zodiac signs corresponding to its relative body part, one can find the:-
• Likelihood and severity of a particular disease
• The total term of a particular disease.
• The impact of a particular disease on the body of the individual and his or her life.
The natal transits and horary astrology are the most popular methods which are utilized to meet the needs of medical astrology.

The zodiac is the 16 degree band of the sky, which is divided into 12 equal parts. These equal parts represents the zodiac signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. It is due to the rotation of the earth that the zodiacs appear to rotate around the earth once every 24 hours.

Astrological impact and effects:

With the following tabular representation you will be able to get an idea of the impact of a particular planet on the health of the individual.

Planets Impact:

Sun It is identified with the function of the heart and energy.
Moon It is related to the emotional balance and hormones.
Mercury It is identified with the nervous system.
Venus It relates to the sugar metabolisms, lymphatic function and nutrient assimilation.
Mars Sex drive and oxygen metabolism are related to mars.
Jupiter Blood circulation, cellular nutrition and metabolism of fat are related to it.
Saturn General weakness, rheumatism, teeth, bones, knees, joints.
Rahu Sleep and poison related.
Ketu Allergies, infectious diseases, lunacy.

Not just this, the zodiac sign has a deep impact on each and every organ of the body. Refer the table below for the respective impacts of the Zodiac signs:

Zodiac sign Body area which has its impact
Aries The front of the body, head, cerebrum, eyes, face, upper jaw, carotid arteries
Taurus Neck and related organs like the throat, cerebellum, ears, thyroid gland
Gemini Sympathetic nervous system, lungs, bronchi, trachea, shoulder, arms, hands, fingers.
Cancer Left side of the body, breast, diaphragm, stomach, esophagus, taste
Leo Heart, vena cava, back spine, thymus gland, back, spinal cord
Virgo Parasympathetic nervous system, intestines, duodenum, solar plexus, payer’s patches, abdomen.
Libra Back of the body, ureter, adrenal glands, loins, lumbar regions, kidneys
Scorpio Bladder, urethra, genitals, ovaries/testes, sigmoid colon, nose
Sagittarius Pituitary, hips, thighs, ileum, femur, sacrum, ischium, blood vessels
Capricorn Right side of the body, knees, bones, teeth, skins, joints
Aquarius Pineal body, lower legs, circulation, ankles
Pisces Blood fibrin, feet, thalamus

There are a total of 12 houses in the Vedic chart provided in the Kundali. Each of these 12 houses holds a profound significance in the life of an individual. Refer the tabular representation for a detailed understanding of the same:

Number of House Area of significance
First house Physical body, appearance, personality, attitude to health
Second house Dietary matters
Third house Communication, education, close relatives, Adaptability
Fourth house Maternal influence, home and family
Fifth house Entertainment, children, romantic issues
Sixth house Health and lifestyle
Seventh house Partnership, deference with treatment procedures
Eighth house Expectancy related with life
Ninth house Spirituality, Education, philosophy
Tenth house Career, Genetic influences
Eleventh house Friends, hopes and wishes
Twelfth house Hospitals, misfortune, worries

Forethought in Medical Astrology:

The following are some really important consideration for Medical Astrology:-
1. For any astrology chart, it is important to determine the position of the Sun, its Zodiac sign, its House and influences from other planets.
2. The position of the Moon, its zodiac sign, its House and influences from other planet is similarly imperative.
3. The sixth house, its zodiac sign as well as the planets located on it or in close vicinity to it are equally important.
4. Pertaining to the health of males, the Sun plays the primary role, followed by The Moon.
5. When consider health of females, the Moon plays primary role and the Sun has secondary influence.
6. The above stated are just some basic considerations and principles associated with the field of Medical Astrology. This vast field requires detailed learning and thorough understanding for precise and apt interpretations. One must hold comprehensive knowledge, the ability to provide careful & accurate insights and acute concentration in order to pursue this profession.

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