Medical Astrology

The Planets in Medical Astrology

Part V

Sections 29.3

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.

The planets can sometimes have a similar meaning to the signs in that if a planet is receiving difficult aspects, than it affect the sign it rules.  But, generally, the planets refer to the action of the body and its reaction to disease.

One would consider the signs as the anatomical correspondence and the planets as the physiology.  In order to understand this, one must first understand how each planets reacts or acts to indicate a possible disease state in the body.

The descriptions that follow are descriptive of a planet involved in some way in a hard aspect or in combination with another planet. Afflictions to the Sun can result in inflammation, infection, fever, and energy problems. 

Sometimes a difficulty with the Sun can indicate a heart problem in that the Sun is the ruler of Leo which rules the heart muscle. However, this would need to be confirmed by other planetary indications. Affliction involving the Moon can be descriptive of emotional disorders, water retention, allergic reactions, mucous formation, altered body rhythm, acute ailments, or  female disorders.

Affliction involving Mercury can describe mental or nervous disorders, respiratory disorders, and possibly speech disorders. It can sometimes indicate hormonal problems.

Afflictions involving Venus can indicate an imbalance of bodily energies, benign growths, a blood sugar imbalance, problems with the venous circulation, and a lack of tone.

Afflictions to Mars can result in inflammation and infection, fever, blood ailments, wounds, acidosis, burns, surgery, sudden illness, and muscular disorders.

Afflictions to Jupiter can indicate problems with arterial blood circulation, disease caused by excess, obesity, difficulty in fat assimilation or problems with the function of the liver.

Afflictions to Saturn are indicative of chronic disease, hardening, crystallization, obstruction, malignancy, atrophy, skin disease, and under activity of the organ ruled by the sign Saturn tenants in the chart.

Afflictions to Uranus can result in incoordination, spasm, sudden illness, convulsions, seizures, stress-related ailments, heart palpitations, accidents
caused by electricity or explosion.

Afflictions involving Neptune can indicate drug addiction, alcoholism, coma, poisoning, malignancy, hidden illness, a drug overdose,  drug sensitivity,
lowered immune system, and misdiagnosis.

Afflictions involving Pluto may indicate malformation, malignancy, massive infections, bacterial infections, amputation.

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

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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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