This applies to ELECTIVE SURGERY ONLY!. Sometimes we don’t have a choice and we must have surgery right away. but if you have the option to select the day,why not pick the most advantageous day. The Astrological medical rules go all the way back to Ptolemy and are also from reports published in medical literature by some doctors who do not happen to be Astrologers.
The most important thing to know is what sign the moon is in, as well as its position when it transits a person’s natal chart. If possible do not schedule surgery on the day before, the day of, or the day after a full moon. There is increased danger of hemorrhaging at this time of the month.
Also,don’t have surgery when the moon is moving through a sign ruling a vital organ; for example, when the moon is in Leo which rules the heart or when the moon is in the sign ruling the part of the body requiring surgery. For example, when it’s a Taurus moon avoid having a tonsillectomy, Taurus rules the throat and the neck.
The vitality of the body is decreased when the moon is near the person’s Ascendant and also when transiting Mars is opposing the person’s own moon sign. Avoid it when Mars is close to 17 degrees of the person’s sun sign. These placements can also prolong recuperation.
The above are the most important. But if you want to look further to assure yourself that you did not leave anything to chance, you can also check the Sun’s position. Just as with the the transiting moon, the sun should not be in the sign ruling the part of the body requiring surgery. Ptolemy says that surgery on the chest for example should not be done when the sun or moon are in Gemini nor breast surgery with the sun or moon in the sign of Cancer, which also rules the stomach. Since the Sun gives us vitality, surgery at those times would drain our vitality.
When Mars is retrograde which is not too often, avoid that time because the surgery could need to be repeated later or further surgery needed to correct a problem resulting from the first surgery.
There are other placements that could be checked, but for most of us, having our natal chart and an Ephemeris to check the daily planet movements, this is probably enough to know. If anyone is interested in knowing other things to check, please leave me a comment and I can write another Blog on this subject.