Astrology & Medicine

There was a time when astrology was an accepted science and was a part of medical diagnoses, as much as were a patient’s physical symptoms. It’s hard to say whether we have e-volved or de-volved, as we no longer think about living in harmony with cosmos. We consider ourselves too advanced scientifically to think that movements in the stars and planets might have a serious impact on our daily lives and our health. Who can say about her or himself that she or he is able to truly comprehend the workings of the universe, or how she or he fits within it.

Astrology is one of the most important historical contexts in which astronomy developed. The Babylonians carefully assembled tablets of the position of Venus, as it was believed to denote omens for weather, war, famine, diseases, rulers and kingdoms. Claudius Ptolemy composed the Tetrabiblos, believing that astrology could be placed on a rational footing, despite being a conjectural art like medicine. In practice, belief in astrology meant that horoscopes were cast for new-born children, prospective spouses and political enemies, public buildings were opened and marriage and other ceremonies conducted on auspicious days. Numerous records of astrological practice can be found from the Roman times and physicians routinely consulted astrological charts as part of the diagnostic process.

For instance, every sign of the zodiac was considered to rule a part of the human body: the Sagittarius ruled the thighs, Pisces the feet, and so on. When the moon was in the zodiac ruling a particular part of the body, bloodletting from that part was to be avoided, since the attraction of the moon might cause excessive bleeding. Numerous medical manuscripts and almanacs include the figure of the ‘zodiac man’ as a reminder of the specific influence of the moon. In addition, the power of the moon’s pulling power varied by its phases, and thus almanacs usually showed the phases of the moon.

Based on this ancient knowledge, Anliveda Yoga has developed yoga courses focusing on the respective body areas for practising yoga in harmony with the moon and its influences. This is called the Moon Veda Yoga  which is a registered TradeMark. The Moon Veda Yoga  offers the beginners as well as the advanced yoga practitioners yoga courses tailored to the requirements of the 12 zodiac signs and the four moon phases. The health benefits of the various yoga asanas are explained in the courses as well as the particular related health benefits. You find all Moon Veda Yoga  courses on The Moon Veda Yoga  Calendar on the web-site makes it easy to see on which days which yoga course is advised.

Besides the health benefits, there is so much more deep knowledge about the moon and its effects. The impact on farming for example is evident in the observation of farmers on the right planting and harvesting timings for the different frutis, vegetables, plants and herbs. There are in secrecy communicated beauty tips only handed down in tradition from mother to daughter about beauty treatments for maintaining a peach-smooth skin, for detoxifying the body system, for manicure and pedicure, for beauty creams, peelings and likewise.
Quite well known is the fact that on Leo moon days the cutting of hair will enhance its growing thereafter and visiting the hairdresser on Virgo moon days leads to increased density of growing hair, as well as to more satisfying results in the hairstyling in genral. Perhaps it is less known that on Virgo days the stomach tends to be a little sensitive while on Taurus days the appetite is more than on other days. However, on Taurus days also the trhoat area is quite sensitive, thus it is not recommended visiting the dentist on these days, unless it is an emergency. The knowledge about the impact of the moon on many walks of daily life is experiencing a revival in the modern times, strictly urban people plan their haircut in accordance with the moon calendar and farmers nowadays remember again how their grandfathers calculated the planting seasons. In the book shops one can find again the 100 Year Farmer’ & Gardeners’ Moon Calendars.