From the Desk of Astrologer Leslie Marlar, May 2014
For those of you who are local, S.T.A.R. Guild Astrology study group will meet on the 27th of May at the main library in Cocoa, Fl. at 308 Forrest Ave. at 6pm. Our topic will be medical astrology. We’ll make a start on a very complex topic. The attached list is an example of a game plan for noting health and illness in the horoscope.
We continue to talk about the planetary grand cross involving Uranus, Jupiter, Mars, and Pluto. This has been operative since Dec. and will remain until almost August. By then 2 of the 4 planets will have moved on and the power and tension of this configuration should be lessened. The prognosis is that things will get better. In the past month tension in the Ukraine, tornadoes in late April, and the capsizing of the S. Korean ferry are examples of this discord. (Remember that every weather chart from Dec 7th until mid-July contain the grand cross.) The ferry launched while the Moon was in Libra engaging the grand cross. Also, at that time Saturn was rising with the Ascendant. In the capsizing chart, the Moon was in Scorpio, sign of death, with Saturn, one of the death planets. See these charts on my site under April S.T.A.R. Guild Report.
Another interesting example of the power of the grand cross was the launch of the SpaceX. It was attempted at mid month with the Moon in Libra. It was scrubbed due to a helium leak. On the following Friday it went up with the Moon in Sagittarius making harmonious trines to planets in Aries. The moral of the story for taking action under the grand cross is to put off what you can. And also, to do what has to be done under a harmonious Moon, where there are no squares or unmitigated oppositions. An opposition is mitigated if a planet is sextile to end of the opposition and trine to the other. Fairly good days this month are: 1, 2, 4, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 22, 25, 26, 27, & 29.
In May, a Full Moon in Scorpio will light us late on the 12th, the 13th, and 14th. This is a time of awareness of intense issues. A New Moon in Gemini on the 28th and 29th is an opportunity to make a new start in thought and communication. Here is the attachment on health. Call me if you need me for services or if you need a speaker. 321 779 0604
Astrology and Health.
Medical Astrology is one of the most complicated areas of Astrology. Let’s cite some basics.
Each planet and sign represent a part of the body. So we have to look at the state of each. (A planet or sign in bad shape is suspicious of a potential health broblem in that part of the body.)
Look for bad aspects from planets to:
Planets in the first house, the body.
Planets ruling the first house, the body.
The Ascendant, the body.
The Sun, life.
The Moon, health.
The signs (parts of the body) that the malefics are in could be susceptible to difficulties.
Planets in or ruling the 6th house show the types of diseases the person attracts. The sign in the 6th could be a weak spot of the body.
Procedures should be done on good days.
Aside from Astrology, we must have a good diet ( we know what this is) and good doctors. Modern medicine can do amazing things.
Here are some alternative approaches that have checked out well in research.
Acupuncture for pain
Calcium, magnesium, and vit B6 for PMS.
St. John’s Wort for depression .
Guided imagery for pain and anxiety.
Glucosamine for joint pain.
Here’s wishing you all a great month.