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 generation, 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 12 signs of Zodiac can duly be 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.
|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:-
- For any astrology chart, it is important to determine the position of the Sun, its Zodiac sign, its House and influences from other planets.
- The position of the Moon, its zodiac sign, its House and influences from other planet is similarly imperative.
- The sixth house, its zodiac sign as well as the planets located on it or in close vicinity to it are equally important.
- Pertaining to the health of males, the Sun plays the primary role, followed by The Moon.
- When consider health of females, the Moon plays primary role and the Sun has secondary influence.
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.