Surgery Dates, Conception, and other Lunar tips

Posted by on Jun 5, 2011 in Astrology, Full Moon | 25 comments

I receive many emails about selecting surgery dates, so here is some general info:

NEW MOON: The WAXING Moon occurs during the two weeks starting at the new Moon that builds up to the full Moon. This 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. So schedule operations to add on the new Moon or during the next nine days after the new Moon.

FULL 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. Avoid surgery three days before or three days after the full Moon because of the full Moon’s strong influence.

DARK MOON: 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. So schedule operations to remove starting three days after the full Moon, or during the last week and a half as the Moon wanes down.

More MOONY medical info:

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 on the dark Moon, preferably on the balsamic Moon, the last day or two of the lunar cycle. This is the quiet time to rest, release your blood, and honor your body. Then you’ll know when you’ll be menstruating so you can plan quiet restful time for your menses during the last days of the lunar cycle. Plan travel and other events, such as athletic meet, on or near the full Moon.

CONCEPTION: Girl or Boy?
A child conceived while the Moon is in a Water or Earth sign will be female. Water signs are Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio. Earth signs are Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus. Water and Earth are the feminine elements.

A child conceived while the Moon is in a Fire or Air sign will be male. Fire signs are Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo. Air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. Fire and Air are the masuculine elements.

There are more women than men in this world because more lovey-dovey conception occurs when the Moon is in a feminine Water sign or Earth sign. To kow the daily Moon signs, just follow me on my twitter account astrologytweet.

ENTERTAIN, WED, CELEBRATE all under the light of the Moon:
Celebrations are best on the full Moon, or as close to the full Moon as possible. Having an art opening or party? The best attendance will be on a full Moon. An event held on a dark Moon at the end of the lunar cycle will attract only a few people.


  1. Thankyou for all of your Moon Wisdom! As a Moon~in~Cancer Girl, I’m definitely always my happiest, most creative, and most energized when the Moon is Full! I love your new mobile site! Love, Jennifer

    • Thanks Jennifer. So nice to hear from you. Yes, we Water-sign sensitives are so influenced by Mother Moon. And keep reading your tarot cards! You’ve got it.

  2. hello…great article. I am planning a surgery to remove cartilage from my hip joint and the doc will then replace the cartilage with new tissue either from another part of my leg or even possibly from a cadaver. since its a remove and an add surgery what do you suggest is a best moon time. still waxing?
    thank u so much!

    • Dear Christy,
      Yes, do this surgery on the WAXING MOON if you have a choice about it. You want the new cartilage to bond and settle in place, getting stronger on the full Moon. Massage it, sing to it, and make it feel at home in the new location of your body. On a dark waxing Moon new cartilage might not take or need to be replaced. And don’t be freaked out by tissue from a cadaver. It’s recycling and reusing, very good ecological management. Good luck!

  3. I’m having an operation to explore my abdomen, just to see what’s going on. I’m not having anything removed or added into my body, the surgeon is just gonna look inside. I’m having this 3 days before the full moon as this is urgent. Do you think this is ok? I have sextiles between mercury and jupiter and mars that day, which I hear should indicate successful operations. I also have pluto trine sun in my solar return, with lots of eighth house action (the house of surgery) and lots of positive jupiter transits (to my natal chart) happening around the same time. Do you think this will be ok, as it’s just exploratory surgery, as opposed to more complicated surgery? Thanks for reading and I really enjoy reading your site 🙂

    • Dear friend,
      Since this is urgent, go ahead and take care of your health. Great that you are having such good transits at this time.
      To be very safe, plan for swelling and discomfort — even if you are fine. Take it very easy after the exam, and take very good care of yourself during the full Moon. So no big plans for a few days, and a Taurus full Moon on a double Pig day is perfect for relaxing, healing, and eating well.
      From now on, when you have a choice about surgery dates be sure to avoid full Moons when possible.
      Good luck,

  4. Hi Susan,
    I now have MAJOR, life changing surgery that I’m about to schedule soon.
    I know it is currently mercury retrograde season, so the whole of February is out – However, they’ve said the surgeons (who are VERY in demand) will only be available to schedule it for March? Another problem is, the surgeons are only available on a Saturday!
    So if you could advise me on a day to pick because I’m feeling really lost right about now.
    It has to be in March and on a Saturday, but I’m so confused about which one to choose as I remember you said to avoid the Full Moon, and to be as close to a New Moon as possible, etc.
    If it helps, I’m having this major surgery on my uterus area.
    If you could advise me on the best Saturday in March to go for I’d be so grateful, as I’m feeling really alone right now and have to make this huge decision all by myself.
    I just really don’t want to make a mistake by picking the wrong date because this is really major surgery.
    Thanks so much for reading xxx

    • Should have also made clear: I’m having major surgery, during which I will actually have my uterus removed. Thank you xx

    • Avoid the full Moon weekend of March 15 & 16. Sat Mar 22 is the best. Good luck!

  5. Dear Susan, thanks for such an awesome site that is so helpful and informative. I hope to achieve my dreams of being a successful astrologer like you one day and you’re a great inspiration. Since I was young I’ve been troubled by health problems but hope to resolve them soon by surgery which has been scheduled for April 12th. This date is definitely when I will be having it done, does it look ok to you? This surgery is extremely urgent and cannot be postponed any longer. Thanks a bunch! -Hope xoxo

    • Dear Hope,
      Thank you for your kind letter. Your surgery date is EXCELLENT! On a nice dark balsamic Moon.
      You can rest & heal that weekend, and into the new Moon eclipse on Tuesday.
      Be sure to lay low & take care. Don’t jump out of bed too soon in a Dragon month & Wood Horse year.
      Good luck!

  6. I plan to have hip replacement surgery but am concerned that it be at a good time. What dates in July or August would be the best?
    For the year 2014.

    • Avoid close to the full Moon on July 12, and avoid close to the full Moon on Aug 10.
      July 1 – 4 is good, then after the 15th to the end of the month.
      Aug 1 – 6 is good, then Aug 13 to the rest of the month except for Aug 30 and 31.

      Good luck and be sure to allow yourself enough time to heal.
      Do not hop out of bed too soon in this Horse year then and reinjure your hip.

      For more specific info, we should schedule a consultation.
      Good luck.

  7. My aunt is scheduled get surgery on March 25th. She is fixing a deviated septum, nose job and a surgical peel of her face. The things I’ve read lead me to believe this is not a good date. Should she reschedule? Or if it must be that day how do we counteract the date not being ideal?
    Please advise

    • Dear Christie,

      This date is fine. I do not know why you think it is not good. It is 5 days after the new Moon, well before the full Moon on April 4.

      Just stay out of the sun after her face is peeled. In general, schedule skin peels in winter not during the hot days of summer.

      Good luck!

  8. My younger brother had met with an Accident in March 2013..he had a multiple compound fracture in his right leg and a titanium rod was placed inside his Tibia bone ( the bone beneath the knee) . He has to remove the rod and we were thinking of 30th March. Kindly advise when I could schedule the Surgery. I would be really thankful as I am worried for him. He’s just two years younger to me but he’s like my baby. Thank you and please advise !!

  9. I should get removed my uterus which day is good in Feb16, pls reply me immediately as it is most urgent

  10. Dear susan, My daughter’s Adenoid removal surgery is planned thsi month.Please suggest suitable date for the same.
    Thanks & regards

    • Dear Deepa,
      Surgery to remove something from the body is best during the waning Moon.
      In April 2016, the waning lunar cycle begins after the full Moon on April 22.
      Friday April 23 is too close to the full Moon. And it’s Earth Day when people are not fully focused on work.
      Good days are Mon – Fri during the week of April 25 – 29.
      Good luck,

  11. Hi, Urgent I am scheduled for a sinus surgery: polyp removal & deviated septum, Friday 4/22/2016 @ 11:30am. Should I reschedule?

  12. Dear Susan,
    Would you please advise me if March 17 at 8am is a good day for a selective surgery?
    Thanks a bunch and best regards

    • Dear Peggy,
      March 17 is far enough from the full Moon that was on March 10, but it is St. Patrick’s day so people will be partying, or wanting to get off work to go party!
      Good you are scheduled for 1st thing in the morning before people are off to celebrate, and celebration could start at lunch.
      If you are not released right after your surgery, be aware that workers could be hung over or sick the next day, and make errors when they are attending to you on March 18.
      It’s best to avoid all holidays.
      But in general, 8 am on March 17 is good.
      Good luck,

  13. I’m trying to figure out what is a better date for surgery july11,2017 or August 15, 2017. Also can u give me pointer on how to figure out what to look for in determing the best dates

  14. Hi, I’m scheduled to have a total hip replacement on Aug 28,2017 and I just realized it is during the Mercury Retrograde Aug 12-Sept 5 2017…I thought the good news was that it was not during a Sagittarius moon and that it was within the 9 days following a new moon. A waxing moon is best right? Oh my goodness, it is hard to get it right, please help. I happen to be a double Libra with a Sagittarius Moon born 9/26/1960 7:49am Queens NY
    Thank you!!

  15. I am having hip replacement next fall 2019 and I can try to choose the best date. The New Moon is Saturday September 28th so it is best to have the surgery Monday 9-30 or October 1st? I can request. My BD is 02/02/1947 Aquarius with Moon in Cancer, Pisces rising.Thanks for advice.

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