What is astromedicine?
The term astromedicine is a combination of astrology and medicine. It is a non-scientific healing method that has existed since the Middle Ages. It is still important today, even if its basic principles contradict the knowledge of modern, scientific medicine.
Knowledge of astromedicine brings awareness into the background of diseases in the sense of psychosomatics. They make it possible to practice prevention in the sense of salutogenesis in order to keep the body healthy.
In astromedicine, the body and its functions are related to the twelve signs of the zodiac and thus to astrology.
This assignment can be found for the first time in the early 1st century in the work Astronomica by the Roman poet and astrologer Manilius. It is the oldest astrological work that has been handed down in full from antiquity.
Allocation of the signs of the zodiac according to the astrological medicine
Ram - head
Taurus - throat, neck
Twins - lungs, arms and shoulder
Cancer - stomach, abdomen
Leo - heart
Virgo - small intestine, intestines of the abdomen
Libra - navel, loins, buttocks, kidneys
Scorpio - genital organs, large intestine, rectum
Sagittarius - thigh
Capricorn - knees
Aquarius - lower legs, ankles
Pisces - feet
Similar to the signs of the zodiac, the planets of the solar system are assigned in astromedicine:
Sun - heart, blood circulation, eyes
Moon - stomach, bosom, body fluids, mucous membranes, vegetative nervous system
Mercury - spinal cord, nervous system, respiratory system
Venus - organs of equilibrium, kidneys, veins, sensory organ skin
Mars - male genital organs, muscles, blood, arteries
Jupiter - liver, metabolism
Saturn - skeleton, body boundary skin, knees, ears
Uranus - nerves as stimulus conductors, calves, ankles
Neptune - pituitary gland, feet
Pluto - sexual organs, large intestine, rectum