Medical Astrology

An Introduction to Medical Astrology
By Diane L. Cramer M.S.

Part V

Section 26.0

Medical Astrology is the branch of astrology that deals with the workings of the human body.  A competent medical astrologer can analyze a person’s birth chart and determine bodily strengths and weaknesses, proneness to various disease states, and nutritional deficiencies. In the event of  illness or disease, a medical astrologer will use predictive methods to try to determine the severity and duration of the disease. Sometimes a medical astrologer can help determine the course of a disease by the use of a chart called a decumbiture chart.

This type of astrology has its basis in ancient  astrology when the astrologer rarely knew the exact  time of birth of a subject.  Instead, a chart was set up for the time the patient “took to his bed” or for the time the physician analyzed the urine of the patient. Nowadays, the decumbiture chart can be set up for the time of a diagnosis by a doctor or for the time a person “takes to his bed.” 

Medical astrology is also helpful in elective surgery. The medical astrologer can pick the best date(s) and time(s) for an elective procedure — anything from a face lift to a college injection.   Although it is always best to have the time of  birth of the person, if this is not possible, the medical astrologer can  still help the client pick the most fortunate  times for the procedure. Needless to say, one should not try to use elective astrology in a medical emergency.

Medical astrology should not be used to diagnose illness. The only person who can diagnose illness is a medical doctor. 

And even a medical doctor who is also versed in medical astrology would not try to diagnose illness from a birth chart. 

You may be able to determine a tendency toward various types of illnesses, and you can usually see periods of stress or lowered vitality when one could have health problems; but it is not possible nor should one attempt to diagnose illness from the birth chart. 

However, once a medical doctor has diagnoses a particular illness, the medical astrologer may be able to ascertain from the birth chart the severity or duration of the illness.  It is always helpful to know exactly when an illness began or was diagnosed as then the medical astrologer can ascertain what planetary influences the client was under at that time.  And as stated previously, if the moment of the diagnosis is recorded, a medical astrologer can set up a decumbiture chart for that time and gain more information about the course the illness.

More details can be found at the following sub-section links:

26.1 The Signs of the Zodiac and Medical Astrology

A good way to begin your understanding of medical astrology is to gain an understanding of how the signs of the zodiac relate to the body.

26.2 The Quadratures in Medical Astrology

The preceding information is just a guideline as once one delves into medical astrology it will be seen that much more information can be gained from the birth chart by studying the signs in relation to the quadratures.

26.3 The Planets in Medical Astrology 

Along with the signs, it is necessary to understand how the planets work in medical astrology. As stated previously, the signs generally refer to the anatomical location of illness, but also assist in the resistance of disease and the endurance of the body.

26.4 Aspects in Medical Astrology

As one studies medical astrology, one will notice that the chart reveals itself through the planetary aspects. All the aspects have an effect on health interpretation with the strongest combinations being those that involve the personal points of the chart…

26.5 Predictive Techniques in Medical Astrology 

To determine how to look for potential health problems in the future, one can use transits, progressions, solar arcs, and eclipses. In this section we will use Carl Sagan’s chart to observe what planetary combinations were in effect when he became ill.

Medical Astrology Articles

Articles and transcribed lectures on medical astrology from resident astrologer Diane Cramer. Click here for information on her newest article on astrology and weight gain and weight loss. Watch here for more articles by Diane and also by Bob Marks.

The above is a brief introduction to Medical Astrology. For more details, including more case studies and a listing of the astrological significators for many disease states, you can purchase her book How to Give an Astrological Health Reading. For more information on Diane Cramer and her Medical Astrology services, you can also e-mail her at

Disclaimer: The material in this chapter is for instructional purposes only and is not intended, nor meant to replace or to be used for the purpose of a medical diagnosis. Ms. Cramer is not a medical doctor nor physician. For a medical diagnosis – see a licensed medical doctor or physician.

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