by Stefan Stenudd
The Aspects in Your Health Horoscope
Medical Astrology 5
That why works both ways: each planet's tendencies can be understood by the aspect to the other one. There is no point in trying to decide a first cause between them, since that, too, changes from one situation to another.
Complete horoscope chart with the aspects marked by lines in the inner circle.
Of course, aspects happen between planets and similar points. Still, the Zodiac signs and Houses of those planets need to be considered for a better understanding of the consequences. They show the how and where of the effects.
Here are the planets and keywords for the kinds of health problems they can cause when obstructed or held back, like in an aspect:
Helios, the Greek sun god. Athenian red-figure krater, 5th century BC.
Conjunctions in Your Health HoroscopeConjunction is when two or more planets are very close to one another in the complete horoscope chart. Astrologically, this means that their powers blend, so that they sort of form a new planet with its own distinctive traits. See my web page about conjunctions for more on this.
As for your health, the conjunction creates a point of great power in your horoscope. Normally, it will mean strength, and not weakness, but it is also a very demanding force. Therefore, it can cause serious problems when obstructed or held back. A conjunction needs to be lived out, or it will sort of backfire.
On the other hand, an over-stimulated conjunction can also lead to health issues. This is actually more likely than the conjunction being obstructed or restrained, since it is such a power in the complete horoscope o classical astrology — easier to overdo than to ignore.
Here are keywords for what the planets might cause when over-stimulated:
For example, an obstructed sun can lead to fatigue, and an obstructed moon to anxiety or gloom. So, the combined effect might be an apathy difficult to snap out of. Serious loss of motivation. When over-stimulated the same aspect might lead to wearing oneself down both physically and emotionally, a cause for a time-out and patient recreation.
Use your imagination to figure out the significance of the other conjunctions, as you come across them in your own or someone else's horoscope.
The oppositions of the horoscope Zodiac signs and Houses.
Oppositions in Your Health HoroscopeOpposition is when two planets are on almost exact opposite sides of the complete horoscope chart — approximately 180° apart. The significance of this aspect is pretty much the same as its name: opposition, two interests colliding, so that it's either one or the other, rarely both at work at a given time.
The opposition is almost as powerful in the horoscope as the conjunction, and of great importance for your health. The two sides of the opposition are sort of at war with one another, so when one is dominating, the other suffers and will lead to some health problems. Another time their roles are reversed.
You can probably see in the horoscope what side will usually dominate: the strongest one. For example, if one side of the opposition is a conjunction of two or more planets, it will surely be the dominant one during most of your life. The other side will only take over at short periods, when stimulated by other events or forces.
The same is true for a planet that has several other aspects to other planets in the horoscope. That also increases its power, so it will be the more dominant one. When the powers on both sides of the opposition are rather equal, the dominance will swing back and forth, leading to several complications in your life, and health risks at both sides.
In understanding the health issues, consider the planets involved, the Zodiac signs they are in, and the Houses they occupy. Use the keywords listed above to make your understanding of the ingredients easier.
For further information about oppositions and how they work in general, see my web page on that aspect.
The trines of the horoscope Zodiac signs and Houses.
Trines in Your Health HoroscopeTrine is when two planets are about 120° apart. This is an aspect of harmony, so that the two involved sides cooperate smoothly. They stimulate one another, although usually not in a very concrete way.
The positive power of this aspect makes it unlikely to cause serious health problems. Instead, mostly it makes the involved planets increasingly beneficial, so that illness is less likely than it would be without them — illness of the Zodiac signs and Houses they occupy, that is. The rest of the horoscope is mostly unaffected.
Of course it can happen at times that one side of the trine dominates to the extent that the other side is obstructed or neglected. Then the latter can cause some ailment, but rarely anything serious. Check the lists with keywords above, to figure out what that can lead to.
What is more likely is that they over-stimulate one another, so that both can express such symptoms, according to the characteristics of the involved planets, Zodiac signs, and Houses.
Here are keywords for what the planets might cause when over-stimulated:
The squares of the horoscope Zodiac signs and Houses.
Squares in Your Health HoroscopeSquare is the aspect when planets are about 90° apart. This is a complication, where the planets involved are in conflict, working in separate directions. It's a stimulating and constructive aspect, but also one that easily leads to trouble. Much is done by it, but nothing is easy.
The health is at some risk, on both sides of the aspect. Usually both sides experience problems and health issues to about the same extent, but if one side is dominant the other is sure to suffer more. Still, no side is ever completely without problems.
See the keyword lists above for how the planets, Zodiac signs, and Houses behave when obstructed by this aspect. It is also possible that a square over-stimulates both sides of it.
Learn more about the square in general on my web page about it.
The sextiles of the horoscope Zodiac signs and Houses.
Sextiles in Your Health HoroscopeSextile is the aspect where planets are about 60° apart. It is a positive aspect, giving a creative boost to both sides of it. They cooperate naturally, inspiring each other to additional feats and heightened activity. It's an aspect through which much gets done — like a charm.
The sextile is not likely to cause any serious health problems, ever. It may occasionally trigger some over-stimulation, but that's rare. It's even more rare that it creates obstacles for one of the involved planets, or holds anything back.
At times there can be some unbalance in a sextile, so that one side gets somewhat dominant, and the other suffers. But that's temporary, and should not lead to any lasting discomfort.
The only exception is if one side of the sextile is enforced by additional planets in a conjunction, or by a number of aspects to other parts of the horoscope. Then the other side of the aspect might get kind of drained, working almost exclusively for the dominant side of the sextile. The losing side will at length cause some health issues. Again, this is not likely to develop into something very serious — but in the long run, it could.
See more about the sextile in general on my web page about it.
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