by Stefan Stenudd
The Houses in Your Health Horoscope
Medical Astrology 4
The astrological houses. Woodcut after Georg Peurbach, 1515.
Blank horoscope chart with Zodiac signs and corresponding Houses.
The exceptions are the 12th, 6th, and 8th House, in that order of importance. They reveal something about your general health, whether there are planets inside them or not. Health issues of those Houses rarely get serious without any planet in them, but they still affect your general well-being, although in less dramatic ways.
The 12th HouseThe 12th House shows your weakness, what you have to yield in life in order for the rest of your talents to bloom. Therefore, this House shows what aspects of your health might be less dependable, and more at risk.
To figure that out in your own horoscope, just consider the Zodiac sign occupying the House, and any planets that might be there. The Zodiac sign shows what body part is prone to cause health problems:
Remember that the 12th House shows constant weaknesses, which remain all your life - although they can sometimes change for the better or the worse. You do wisely to be aware of them, so as not to challenge your weaknesses too much. Understanding them will also make it easier for you to come to terms with the conditions you have to accept in your life.
The 6th HouseThe 6th House is traditionally called the "House of Health", because of its vast importance to your general well-being. It is actually the House of your work, describing what you do for a living, and how you handle it. And of course, the everyday struggle in your profession is the most important influence on your physical and mental state.
Most work wears us down, after decades of daily struggle - some more than others, and in very different ways. If you have a job demanding hard physical activity, it's bound to cause corresponding physical problems at length. Similarly, a job with daily mental strain is sure to take its toll one day or other.
Contrary to the 12th House, the Zodiac sign in this House indicates a body part of yours that is particularly resourceful and trustworthy, so it will normally take long before it gives you trouble - but at length, it will. So, pay attention to this risk early on, and you can save yourself some serious trouble. Here are the body parts that are particularly strong, but also strained, in the 6th House:
A planet in the 6th House does not necessarily lead to an illness or other health issue, but it increases the risk of it - simply because the planet increases the activity of that House. You can read my web page about the planets and your health to learn more about how the planets function, but here are keywords for each planet and its possible (but not necessary) negative effect on your health in the 6th House:
Remember that the 6th House ingredients are normally ones of strength and capacity, and not the opposite. But when going too far, or too long, they can become exhausted and thereby cause lasting health issues.
The 8th HouseThe 8th House is traditionally called the "House of Death", which is certainly something related to health in many cases. The House indicates how you will die.
I know that this is quite serious, so I hesitated about including it. Please don't be alarmed. The House is mainly about things in life that you cannot control at all - of very varying kinds. The occult and supernatural are here. So are your relatives, because you can't choose them, and death in a symbolical way, since that's also something mostly out of our control - or most of us would keep it off forever.
Since this is the House beyond control, not much can be done about what it shows. But for health considerations, you may want to take extra care of the body function indicated by the Zodiac sign of the 8th House. That might increase your chances of not being struck by that kind of death prematurely. But again: don't let this perspective get to you.
Here are the body types connected to a person's death suggested by the Zodiac sign in the 8th House of that person's horoscope:
Some planets indicate other things in the 8th House. For example, the sun in that House suggests a lack of contact with the father, for example by his early demise. The moon suggests the same about the mother. Of course, these are no sure indicators, but that's one thing they can imply.
Mars or Pluto in the 8th House suggest a sudden death, the latter coming as a complete surprise to all. Venus in the 8th House indicates a painless death, so does Mercury and Jupiter, whereas Saturn tends to suggest the opposite. Neptune would hint at a death in one's sleep. Uranus in the House gives awareness of death before it arrives.
Generally speaking, where a planet in the 8th House is active at the moment of death, it suggests the following about that passage:
Again, these are suggestions only. Death is a mystery that resists scrutiny.
Other HousesThe other Houses have indirect effects on your health. Mainly, they indicate where you catch a disease or get another health problem. For example, if it's in the 7th House, chances are that you were infected by your partner, or the other way around. If it's in the 4th House, you got it in your family or home environment, in the 6th House you got it at work, in the 11th House you got it from a stranger, and so on.
The nature of the disease is shown by the Zodiac sign of that House, and any planet therein.
Here is a list of the Houses, and what they suggest about where or from whom you catch a certain disease:
Health Horoscope Chapters
ZODIAC SIGNSThe twelve Zodiac signs and what they mean in astrology.
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Your Health in Your HoroscopeThis book by Stefan Stenudd explains what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology.
You learn what the zodiac signs, the planets, and the other ingredients of the horoscope reveal about many health issues and different types of illnesses. Also, celebrity horoscope charts are used to show how a health reading is made.
The book contains a quick introduction to astrology, as well, and instructions on how to read a birth chart in general. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon.
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About meI'm a Swedish astrologer, author and historian of ideas, researching ancient thought and mythology. My personal website: stenudd.com