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Medical astrology (traditionally known as iatromathematics) is an ancient

medical system that associates various parts of the body, diseases, and
drugs as under the influence of the sun, moon, and planets, along with the
twelve astrological signs. Each of the astrological signs (along with the sun,
moon, and planets) is associated with different parts of the human body.[1]
This table, from an 18th-century Icelandicmanuscript, links astrological dates with the
preparation of medicine.
Medical astrology posits the association of each sign of the zodiac with
parts of the body, and was already mentioned by Marcus Manilius (1st
century AD) in his epic poem (8000 verses) Astronomica. The signs of
the zodiac were believed to preside over the parts of the body, covering the
body from head (Aries) to toe (Pisces).
The anatomical-astrological human
After examining an individual's natal chart, a medical astrologer may give
advice to the client about the areas of the body in which they are most
likely to experience trouble. For instance, an individual with the Sun,
Moon, Ascendant, or many planets in the sign of Aries is presumed to have
more headaches than other people because of the association of Aries with
the head.[citation needed]
• Cornell, H.L., M.D., The Encyclopaedia of Medical Astrology (1933),
Astrology Classics [Abington, MD, 2010.]
• Culpepper, Nicholas, Astrological Judgement of Diseases from the
Decumbiture of the Sick (1655) ISBN 1-5381-0113-0
• Ficino, Marsilio, Three Books on Life (1489) [De vita libri tre]
translated by Carol V. Kaske and John R. Clark, Center for Medieval
and Early Renaissance Studies, State University of New York at
Binghamton and The Reaissance Society of America
(1989.) ISBN 0-86698-041-5
• Gailing, Stephanie, Planetary Apothecary, ISBN 978-1-58091-191-7
• Heindel, Max & Heindel, Augusta Foss, The Message of the Stars
(Part II: Medical Astrology), ISBN 0-911274-18-9
• Heindel, Max & Heindel, Augusta Foss, Astro-Diagnosis – A Guide to
Healing, ISBN 0-911274-06-5
• Nauman, Eileen, Medical Astrology, ISBN 0-9634662-2-4
• Ridder-Patrick, Jane, A Handbook of Medical
Astrology, ISBN 978-0-9551989-0-8
• Saunders, Richard, The Astrological Judgment and Practice of
Physick (1677) ISBN 1-161-41322-7
• Lilly, William, Christian Astrology (1647)
See also[edit]
• Planets in astrology
• Medieval medicine
• Astrological botany
• Spiritual healing
• Astrology and science
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• "Objections to Astrology: A Statement by 186 Leading Scientists". The
Humanist, September/October 1975. Archived from the original on
• Robert Hand. "The History of Astrology – Another View".
Retrieved 2007-06-19.
• Eysenck, H.J., Nias, D.K.B., Astrology: Science or Superstition?
(Penguin Books, 1982)
• Richard Dawkins. "The Real Romance in the Stars". The Independent,
December 1995.
• "British Physicist Debunks Astrology in Indian Lecture". Associated
• "Astronomical Pseudo-Science: A Skeptic's Resource
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• Paul R. Thagard, 'Why Astrology is a Pseudoscience', PSA, vol 1.
University of Chicago Press, 1978.