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People have forgotten how much of an important role astrology plays in our daily life. For hundreds of years, people used to look to the cosmos for answers & guidance. Phases of the Moon and different transits can greatly affect the healing times and successes of anything from major surguries to tattoos. Since learning about the powerful effect of astrology on the human body, I’ve made an effort to always check to see what’s going on in the sky before I make an appointment to get inked. Not everyone believes in astrology but I wrote this for those who do have an interest in the subject. Forewarned is always forearmed!
One of the worst times to have any surgery or invasive medical procedure is around a Full Moon or when the Moon is at it’s perigee. The lunar perigee is when the Moon is positioned closest to Earth.
You should always schedule major procedures (if possible) 3-5 days before or after the Moon is Full or when the Moon is at it’s apogee, which means when it’s farthest away from Earth. While the Moon is Full, it’s believed that the gravitational pull is ever-so-slightly stronger so people can be prone to bleeding more than they usually would. Swelling complications will often arise while the Moon is at perigee or while the Moon is Full. Scheduling surgeries around a New Moon is the best time because the fluid levels in our bodies are the most stable. The tides of the ocean fluctuate much more during a Full Moon and when the Moon is at perigee. The way our body bleeds and the way fluids are directed & dispersed will also be effected like the tides are by the Moon. I’ve noticed when I’ve had tattoos done closer to a Full Moon & lunar perigee they tend to bleed more and and I feel much more sensitive to pain. Now I always schedule them around a New Moon/lunar apogee.
You should also avoid having surgery or undergoing any procedures 3-5 days before or after any eclipses! Eclipses can be chaotic…just avoid it!
You should always avoid having any type of medical, surgical or cosmetic body modification procedure done while Mercury or Mars is retrograde.
The planet Mars rules surgeons and it’s believed that when Mars is retrograde, it can cause surgeons to not be at their best! Some say Mars retrograde can cause surgeons to have a shaky hand & a foggy mind. Mercury retrograde causes miscommunications, technological failures/errors and can make it hard to think straight or concentrate. It’s not hard to see why one may want to avoid any surgeries or body modification procedures during a Mercury or Mars retrograde!
TRANSITS & OTHER ASTROLOGICAL INFORMATION TO CONSIDER
As Hippocrates once said: “Touch not with iron that part of the body ruled by the sign the Moon is transiting.” You should never schedule any body modification procedures or surgeries while the part of the body effected by a procedure is ruled by the sign in which the Moon is transiting. For example: Aries rules the head, so getting a nose piercing or scheduling a facelift while the Moon is in Aries should be avoided.
Here is a list of which zodiac sign rules which body parts for future reference:
-Gemini: Lungs, nervous system, arms & hands
-Cancer: Breasts & stomach
-Leo: Upper Spine & heart
-Libra: Lower Back & kidneys
-Scorpio: Reproductive organs, generative system & lower spine (I’ve also read multiple times that you should avoid any medical procedures, regardless of what part of the body they will effect while the Moon is in Scorpio)
-Sagittarius: Hips & thighs
-Capricorn: Skin, teeth, bones & knees
-Aquarius: Circulation, the bodies electrical forces, the nervous system
The best times for surgeries/body modification procedures are when the Moon is in a fixed sign such as Leo, Taurus or Aquarius. When done while the Moon is in a fixed sign, surgeries and body modification procedures usually go as planned with little to no complications.
You should also avoid scheduling any medical procedures while the Moon is void of course. While the Moon is void of course, unexpected complications, errors and delays usually pop up which is why it’s a bad time to schedule surgeries or even to make travel plans.
The effect of astrology on the physical body is debatable but countless people have reported similar complications around the Full Moon/lunar perigee and during certain retrogrades. I’ve personally felt & observed the effects that different phases of the Moon have on my body which is why I now take every precaution when scheduling medical procedures. An excellent guide you can buy that lists/explains daily astrological transits, alignments & retrogrades is Jim Maynard’s Pocket Astrologer. You can order it online and find it in most New Age book stores. I also want to mention, there are more personal things to take into account that are based on each individual’s astrological chart when scheduling medical procedures but for simplicity’s sake I’ve left that stuff out. A lot of what I’ve left out will vary greatly from person to person.
Peace, Love & Magick
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