Rules for choosing surgery dates
The Planets and Operations
(Many thanks to Eileen Naumann for her book Medical Astrology)
positions of the planets and luminaries often determine the best and
worst times for a person to undergo surgery. Following are guidelines
for planning operations astrologically:
Try to plan an operation
five days before or after the new Moon. At this time, fluids are at
their lowest ebb; consequently, there is less chance of swelling.
operations five days before or after a full Moon. At this time bodily
fluids are at their highest and can cause excessive swelling,
hemorrhaging or seepage from wounds.
A day in which the Moon is
void of course is a bad one for surgery. On such a day there is a good
possibility that the operation won't be performed correctly, that
complications will arise or that a second operation will become
Avoid an operation on that part of the body ruled by the sign in which the Moon is transiting1.
Avoid surgery when the Moon is in a mutable sign— Virgo, Gemini, Pisces or Sagittarius.
to plan an operation when the transiting Moon is in a fixed sign—
Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius. With such a placement the operation
should go as planned, the surgeon’s hand should be steady, and no
further complications should arise.
Avoid surgery when the transiting Moon is combust or within 17 degrees of the natal Sun, Moon or Mars.
surgery when the transiting Moon is square, opposite or in conjunct the
natal or transiting Sun, Mars, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus or Pluto. Mars
in a tension aspect with the transiting Moon can mean excessive
bleeding or inflammation after surgery. Saturn can mean chronic or very
Try to plan an operation when the
transiting Moon is sextile or trine to natal, progressed or transiting
Venus, Mars, or Jupiter. Such an aspect will help the surgery go
smoothly. The transiting Moon sextile or trine Mars will also help
insure that the surgeon will have a quick, clean cutting hand and will
know what he or she is doing.
Avoid surgery when Mercury or Mars
is retrograde. Mercury retrograde can mean misunderstandings, mistakes,
and confusion. Since Mars is the planet of surgeons, when it goes
retrograde surgeons tend not to be at their steadiest or most reliable:
they may not be able to concentrate well. Furthermore, Mars retrograde
can mean heavy loss of blood.
In addition to Eileen Naumann’s
excellent guidelines, I would add that one should always consider the
transiting aspects in the sky, particularly Mercury and Mars. Avoid
surgery when either of these planets is under stress, either in the sky
or in your chart. Look for days when they make easy aspects (trines and
sextiles) with natal and transiting planets. If the surgery is
cosmetic, look for a date when Venus is well placed