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The Planets in Your Health Horoscope
Medical Astrology 3
While the Zodiac signs govern the body parts than either can be healthy or get struck by illness, the actual forces at play are represented by the planets and similar points in the horoscope. They are the active parts of the horoscope. The Zodiac and the Houses are their backgrounds. Zodiac signs give character to the planets, and Houses reveal in what environment of your life they are active.
A Zodiac sign with no planet is not very active, so the body part governed by it is not likely to either excel or cause serious trouble (except for the signs of Houses 12, 6, and 8). If there is a planet in a Zodiac sign, it is enhanced and activated. This normally means increased health, but can sometimes lead to serious problems as well. It depends on the planet, and the aspects to it.
Mainly, it depends on how much the force that the planet represents is allowed to act. If its ability is diminished or held back, it sort of retaliates by causing illness or other problems. A planet that can't act according to its positive nature will react in a negative way. Almost all health problems are caused by planetary powers in the horoscope held back or obstructed.
Each planet has its own way of affecting the health - both in a positive way, when correctly stimulated, and in a negative way when obstructed. Here are the planets and similar points, and their general effects on your health:
The sun is not particularly weakened in any Zodiac sign, except maybe to a minor degree in Pisces. It is particularly strong - and demanding - in Leo and Aries, also in Capricorn and to some extent in Libra.
The moon is somewhat weakened in Virgo and Capricorn, sometimes also in Gemini. It is particularly strong - and demanding - in Cancer, also in Taurus, Pisces, and Scorpio.
When Mercury is enhanced and stimulated it leads to a sharpened mind and an enhanced ability to communicate. An over-stimulated Mercury can lead to neurotic behavior, restlessness, and a slightly chaotic mind.
Venus is not really weakened in any Zodiac sign, except to a minor degree in Aquarius, maybe also a bit unfit for Aries. It is particularly strong - and demanding - in Taurus, Libra, Cancer, and Virgo, but not really to the extent that it gets troublesome.
Mars is particularly weakened and frustrated in Pisces, to a lesser extent also in Aquarius, Cancer, Taurus and Gemini. It is particularly strong - and demanding - in Aries, Capricorn, Leo, and Sagittarius. Whether weakened or strong, Mars can cause trouble.
Jupiter is slightly weakened in Libra, to some extent also in Aquarius. But the planet is not that out of place in any Zodiac sign. It is particularly strong - and demanding - in Sagittarius, also in Gemini.
Saturn is weakened and frustrated in Pisces, Gemini, and Scorpio. It is particularly strong - and demanding - in Capricorn, and to some extent in Aquarius, Libra, and maybe Aries. Whatever Zodiac sign Saturn is in, it can cause serious problems.
Uranus is slightly weakened in Taurus and Aries, but not to the extent that it leads to trouble in itself. It is particularly strong - and demanding - in Aquarius, Sagittarius, and somewhat in Gemini and Libra.
Uranus moves slowly through the Zodiac, taking about seven years to pass a sign. So, its position in the Zodiac is shared by all people born within a few years of each other. Therefore, there are trends in human mentality, also to some extent in ailments of the mind.
When Neptune is stimulated, it creates splendid dreams, fascinating fantasies, and a rich inner life, with which to enjoy the world even when other things might be demanding. Creativity and its catharsis are also enhanced. Inspiration flows. When over-stimulated, Neptune causes far too vivid dreams and fantasies, risking to tear down the wall between the real and the unreal, so that you might lose contact with reality, and the ability to relate to it in a meaningful way.
Neptune moves very slowly through the Zodiac, taking almost 14 years to pass through a sign. So, its position in the Zodiac is shared by all people born within several years of each other. Therefore, there are tendencies in human dreams, imagination, and artistic preferences. There are similar trends in mental disorder and diseases of the mind, especially disorders that might only be figments of the mind.
When Pluto is stimulated it can create solutions to problems that seemed impossible, also in the case of illnesses or other health problems. Or it changes other circumstances, so that such problems are no longer of any hindrance. If over-stimulated, Pluto can create a chaotic situation where nothing is sure, and nothing seems to be what it should be. That can be quite catastrophic, too, although adventurous.
Pluto is the slowest of the planets, taking 248 years to go through the whole Zodiac. Its elliptic orbit makes the speed vary between 11 and 32 years to pass a sign. So, its position in the Zodiac is shared by all people born within several years of each other. Therefore, there are tendencies in the character and nature of personal human drama and drastic change, also in diseases - especially the global and most serious ones. The threats to mankind follow the orbit of Pluto.
If over-stimulated, the Ascendant can make people take you less seriously, almost like a clown or a caricature. The Ascendant does not cause illnesses or other health problems, but it can make you look like you have them.
The Ascendant is slightly weakened in Pisces, but not significantly so. It is certainly enhanced - and more demanding - in Leo and Aries, also somewhat in Libra and Capricorn. Still, the Ascendant adapts quite well to any Zodiac sign.
If stimulated, MC makes you self-confident and optimistic about your possibilities and abilities. That alone can be enough to grant you success in your efforts. If over-stimulated, MC makes you over-confident and unnecessarily daring. You make mistakes by underestimating complications and trusting your possibilities almost blindly. MC doesn't create illnesses by itself, but it can certainly make you believe that you have them.
Medium Coeli is slightly weakened in Scorpio, maybe also in Leo and Gemini, but not to the extent that it causes problems on its own. It is slightly enhanced in Aquarius and Cancer. But MC really adapts similarly to any Zodiac sign.