Consulting Astrology About When Not to Have a Surgical Operation

Updated on April 18, 2016

"He who practices medicine without the benefit of the movement of the stars and planets is a fool". -Hippocrates

Known as 'The Founder of Medicine', Hippocrates was regarded as the greatest physician of his time. (460 BC)

He noted there were individual differences in the severity of disease symptoms, and that some individuals were able to cope with their diseases and illnesses better than others.

"Touch not with iron that part of the body ruled by the sign the Moon is transitting", -Hippocrates

His observation states that one should not perform a surgical procedure with a knife (iron) on any part of the body which is ruled by the astrological sign in which the Moon is moving through at the time.

For example: When the Moon is in Taurus (ruler of the neck and throat), one should not perfom a toncillectomy. If the Moon is in Capricorn (teeth) or Aries (head), one should avoid dental procedures, or any surgery related to the head. If the Moon was passing through Scorpio (reprodutctive organs), one should never have a hysterectomy or prostate operation.

According to Hippocrates, this would be explain why common surgeries can be fatal; or at the very least cause unusually slow healings or painful recuperations, as well as resulting in complications, like infections.

Why the Moon?

The Moon has the power to move the tides of every ocean and body of water on Earth. The Moon also controls the timing of the opening and closing of oysters, as well as the monthly menstrual cycles of women (the Moon takes approximately 28 days to orbit the Earth, which is no coincidence). The Human body is made up of 70% water, and so the Moon also affects our bodies, as well as our emotions.

Medical technology and procedures are crucial; but surgery is still an unnatural process which interrupts the body's natural tidal flow, by opening it up and exposing it to air.

Therefore, if the part of the body being operated on happens to be an organ ruled by the sign the Moon is passing through, it will be highly sensitive and susceptible.

To find out what astrological sign the Moon is in, you can look in an Ephemeris or a Farmer's Almanc.

The Moon will stay in an astrological sign for about 2 1/2 days.

Consulting an astrologer or researching your own planetary birth chart is beneficial for guiding your health. It is like having a map of your life, indicating your susceptibility to a particular disease or accident, the organs composing any weak links in your body's chain reactions, and your emotional attitudes that are causing a particular part of your body to attract an accident or infection; but most importantly, the timing of illness or possible accident, indicating when you would be the most vulnerable.

*Please note: The phase of the Moon, as well as its current Zodiac sign, also contributes to the results we achieve through surgery. The Full Moon, for example, is the most inopportune time to have a surgery. Our body's fluids are the highest during a Full Moon, so we will have a greater chance of swelling, hemorrhaging, and other adverse effects. Try to avoid scheduling a surgery 5 days before or after the Full Moon. The New Moon, however, is the best time to have an operation. The body's fluid levels are the lowest, and there is less of a chance of swelling or complications.

Helpful Tips For Planning Surgery:

  • Try to plan an operation when the moon is transitting through a FIXED sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius). The surgeon's hands should be steady, and no further complications should arise.
  • Avoid surgeries during a Mars retrograde or a Mercury retrograde. Mars is the planet that rules surgeons, so when it goes retrograde, the surgeon may not be at their steadiest or performing their best. A heavy loss of blood can occur during a Mars retrograde. Mercury is the planet of communication, so when it goes retrograde, it can mean confusion, miscommunication, mistakes, and mix-ups.
  • Re-schedule an appointment if it falls on a Moon's void-of-course day. (I know this one from personal experience.) The Moon is void-of-course when it has left one sign and has yet to enter another. It is NOT a day for action; nothing will happen. You will end up having to go back and re-do it, something will end up getting in the way, or at the very least- nothing will come of it; no result. If you start a project during this time, it may not succeed or ever develop. The Moon needs to be in a sign in order for action to take place; no sign means no action.


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      GG Baba 10 months ago from Southern California

      I am not a medical astrologer and wrote this article to inform the reader about times which are not favorable. Go get the annual astrology calendar and find out when the moon is void course when Mercury and Mars are retrograde where the moon is transiting then go back and take notes on my article. I spent months writing that because of the depth of info. Sorry that's all I got. Good Luck!

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      Mary A. Alexander 10 months ago

      I have a client who was not happy with the first plastic surgery and the surgeon is going to redo it. This is a time when mercury should be retrograde because it is being "redone."

    • profile image 10 months ago

      Hello, having 2 back surgery on Monday 21 eclipse

      I am a leo with a libra rising and Gemini moon should I have the back surgery on 5L 4L please let me know as soo as possible.

      Thank you Rebecca

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      Esther Brinson 11 months ago

      What is a god time to have sinus surgrey in August for my husband

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      Brenda 11 months ago

      what sign is the Gallbladder in and when is the best time to have it removed in July and also when is the best time to have it removed in August of 2017

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      Michelle Cremer 17 months ago

      avoid Molly Astrology - she is a fraud

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      marg 18 months ago

      To Valerie, Thanks so much for your recommendation NOT to use Molly at NN. I found her to be arrogant as well. And at the very least, she was not very thorough. (Charges a lot for things you can research on your own.) Best I've found is Gurmeet Singh at Vedic astrology. He's really comprehensive and you get a lot of bang for your buck.

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      Denise 21 months ago

      I am scheduled for knee surgery tomorrow Sept 15 it's a full moon and a penumbra eclipse, plus mercury is retrograde. Should I reschedule?

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      Venus A. 24 months ago

      I am waiting for my clearance for laparoscopic surgery,once released be getting a schedule to have it done, but I do not know how to get the best date. I was born July 29, 1953

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      micheller713 2 years ago

      Valerie: I also got a bad date from Molly's Astrology; now called She was super rude and did not fulfill her obligations regarding the reading, as a personal consult was promised to "ask and answer questions". She acted annoyed that I had questions, refused to answer, stating they were "high level astrology",( ie I couldn't understand?isn't that what I paid 125.00 for? ) VERY BAD EXPERIENCE!!!! AVOID MOLLYSASTROLOGY AND WISE SKIES ASTROLOGY.

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      Tamara leivas 2 years ago

      I am scheduled to have surgery on May 10th of 2016 in the morning and we are going through a Mercury retrograde should I reschedule and what date should I reschedule for thank you

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      Pepper McGowan 2 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      My ex husband had an Aries friend who was very dismissive and condescending that I am a professional astrologer. He hated his fiance getting a consultation with me. Called it mumbo jumbo con artist crap. Well, I saw his knee surgery had two dates to pick. One was during a Gemini moon in Gemini. The other was during the FULL MOON in CAPRICORN (knees). My husband and his elderly dad and the girlfriend all begged him not to pick the full moon date. Being stubborn Aries Leo rising he had to prove that astrology is not relevant to modern life. He ended up with multiple complications, a transfusion and the premature end to what had been a record breaking weightlifting career. Now he doesn't try to stop her from readings. He just wants to know if I give any specific date or situations where he should duck. In case it's not TOTALLY fake. I am not smug. I feel awful the bone head didn't hear me out about full moons and medical science. I sure wasn't gonna try to persuade him with talk about transits or aspects.:-P

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      LT 3 years ago

      GG Baba: how are you doing?

      I just was given my knee surgery time & it will be during void of course moon from Gemini to Cancer...worried as it is & now I'm even more. Maybe a good time to be "asleep" & I also feel like more going on than my knee (heel pain too) so perhaps VOC influence means this won't "fix" the whole problem (?)

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      GG Baba 3 years ago from Southern California

      Enjoyed your info as I research where the planets were on May 14th 2014. Over a year later I'm writing an article on hubpages on what happened with my surgery as the full moon left Scorpio then went void of course for 10 hours then mix in mars retrograde along with Saturn conjunct the full moon a few hours earlier while it was retrograde plus Pluto was retrograde and squaring Venus . It was the perfect storm when I had emergency surgery on my left knee. Thank you for your article, ggbaba

    • profile image 3 years ago

      going for a hystorectomy on a scorpio moon - not favorable, but new moon is two days confused...not like we can pick a day..dr only has so many days available

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      Mhel 4 years ago

      II i am planning to have an operation on omy neck(goiter) this coming months or year.

      what is the best date!

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      sunnysylvie 5 years ago

      i have a knee operation planned on july 1st 2013 and mercury is retrograde is it a good idear? Add Your Comment...

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      Michael 5 years ago

      Whens the best time in April to have eye surgery

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      Harsha Vardhana R 5 years ago from Bangalore

      RJ, not that all tests during void moon are wrong. It depends on your chart and position/power of moon etc. If moon is not so favorable, then probability of an error can be higher. Also, you need to remember your mindset at that time too. Mind and moon go very close. So if your mindset at that time was fine, then error is not likely.

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      RJ 5 years ago

      I had a major medical examination done about a month ago (i.e. tested for cholesterol, triglycerides, STIs, etc.), and all the results came out to be negative. I only realized after the test that the moon was void during the test. Now, I'm a bit scared that the test might have missed something important because the moon was void. Does anyone know whether something can come out negative during a void moon, when in fact there is actually something there?

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      Valerie 6 years ago

      Just to note, Molly at north node astrology not only gave me a bad day, one that she herself admitted was bad after the fact, but was arrogant and prideful when I brought it to her attention. Thankfully I was wise enough to look in to the day through other means and did not get the surgery.

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      Valerie 6 years ago

      Beware of Molly astrology or north node astrology she gave me a bad day for surgery.

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      josie 6 years ago

      I would like to have a face lift at the end of Sep. around the 30th or the first week of Oct is that a good also includes a neck lift.

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      shauna 6 years ago

      need a hysterectomy,,,planning soon what should be a good day ,,dob 10-10-59

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      Jane 7 years ago

      How do you know if there is a mars or mercury retrograde?

      Are there optimal signs for the moon to be in for surgery on certain organs or is it just important to avoid the signs which rules those organs.

      A relative needs to have surgery to remove liver tumors and also a hysterectomy at the same time. So I worked out avoiding times when the moon is in scorpio and cancer as well as making sure it is waning are best but I am not sure about the retrograde thing. Is there anything else to note?

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      Odin 7 years ago

      When the Moon is VOC on a particular day, should you just not schedule anything important for that ENTIRE day or just not within the time when the Moon is actually VOC ?

      Ex: Moon VOC 3:48AM -7:47AM October 25, 2010

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      Hekate 7 years ago

      Moon void of course is when the Moon has made its last aspect in one sign and has not yet made an aspect in the new sign. The Moon is always in one sign or another, but may not yet be making contact with another planet.

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      cyndiwho 8 years ago

      Great . My hysterectomy is scheduled for June 22 2010.% days before the full moon.


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