Plan your surgery based on
1. Lunar Cycles
2. Moon Signs
3. Medical Staff
The most important tip is avoid the full Moon, and the 5 days leading up to and few days following the full Moon! That’s really all you need to know.
Below are some tips to help you plan:
The waxing Moon starts on the new Moon and builds for two weeks to the full Moon. The first week of the waxing Moon is the time for surgery to add (not remove) something to your body, like a new hip, heart valve, or a breast implant for a cancer survivor. Schedule operations that add on the new Moon or during the next few days after the new Moon.
Avoid scheduling surgeries or operations of any kind on or close to a full Moon!
Bruising and swelling is much greater on a full Moon. Like sap rising in a tree or the powerful ocean tides, fluids rise on the full Moon. So avoid surgery on a full Moon, and 5 days before or 5 days after the full Moon because of the full Moon’s strong influence.
The waning Moon occurs during the two weeks after the full Moon, as the Moon wanes down. This is the time for surgery to remove something from your body, such as a cyst or tumor. Schedule operations to remove starting a few days after the full Moon, during the last week as the Moon wanes down. Ideally, all surgery should take place during the last few days of the lunar cycle to avoid swelling. But it is not always possible to schedule during these few final days.
MOON and MENSTRUATION
Egg in the light. Bleed in the dark.
Ovulate on the full Moon! Figure out when you menstruate and get your body in sync to produce your egg when the Moon is full.
Menstruate during the dark Moon, preferably on the balsamic Moon, the final two or three days of the lunar cycle. This is the quiet time to rest, release your blood, and honor your body.
Plan travel and other stimulating events on or near the full Moon. Plan quiet restful time during the final days of the lunar cycle during menstruation. And yes, men are influenced by lunar cycles too.
Celebrations, weddings, and parties are best on the full Moon, or as close to the full Moon as possible. Planning an art opening or family get together? The best attendance will be on or close to a full Moon. An event held on a dark Moon at the end of the lunar cycle will attract fewer people.
If your surgery occurs while Mercury is retrograde, be sure to allow yourself plenty of time and arrive early. And expect delays such as going to the wrong building, or incorrect billing. Mars retrograde should not be a problem but drive carefully.
Each Moon sign rules a body part, and it is best to avoid surgery during the Moon sign of that body part. Aries the 1st sign rules the head, all the way down to Pisces the last sign that rules the feet:
Aries rules the head, including face, brain, and eyes.
Taurus rules the throat, including neck, vocal chords, and thyroid gland.
Gemini rules the lungs, including the shoulders, arms, hands, and nervous system.
Cancer rules the breasts.
Leo rules the heart, and upper back.
Virgo rules digestion, intestines, and spleen.
Libra rules the kidneys, lumbar region, and buttocks.
Scorpio rules the sex organs and bowels.
Sagittarius rules the thighs, hips, and sciatic nerve.
Capricorn rules skin, teeth, and bones including the skeletal system.
Aquarius rules the ankles and circulatory system.
Pisces rules the feet including toes, the lymphatic system, and adipose tissue.
Traditionally in astrology, fixed Moon signs are considered best for surgery: Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Taurus. Fixed signs are more steady. But I prefer cardinal signs for action and to get things moving: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. And I like mutable signs to really move swiftly and more lightly: Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini, and Virgo. My favorite Moon sign for anything medical is Virgo. Note that if you can select your surgery date when the Moon is not void of course, then do so.
In general, the best lunar signs for surgery are Earth signs Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus, especially Virgo. These Earth signs are the most grounding for any type of operations or change of the physical body. They are the best signs for good food, health focus, healing, and stamina.
Second choice is a Moon in one of the Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius that are especially good for technology and modern medical procedures.
Third choice is a Moon in one of the Water signs Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio. Events can flow, but people are more emotional.
Fire sign Moons are the last option. For examples, if you have a choice between an Aries Moon or a Taurus Moon on the following day, schedule for the Taurus Moon. Avoid scheduling on a Leo Moon if you can wait a day or two for the Virgo Moon.
Medical staff have a busy life too!
Monday after a holiday weekend is not the best time to schedule your surgery. If you schedule on the day after people return to work after a holiday weekend, or any event with lots of eating and drinking such as Superbowl Sunday, anticipate that hospital staff probably won’t be rested.
On a Friday afternoon, most people who work Monday through Friday want to be out the door after lunchtime. So schedule your surgery for Friday morning, not late afternoon before the weekend.
Avoid scheduling surgery on dates that are on or too close to a holiday. For examples, the couple of days before Thanksgiving or Christmas, few people have their mind on work. Avoid surgery on Halloween when people come to work in costume and want to have fun.
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