Fortunate Surgery Dates & Events

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Event Astrology

I can find a fortunate date or choice of dates for your surgery, a wedding, to launch a business, or more.

#1 is no surgery on or near the full Moon to avoid swelling. But for a big event, like a business opening, then you do want on or close to the full Moon for better attendance.

The fee is $75. For surgery, let me know if you are adding to or removing from the body, and what body part is involved. Surgery dates work for animals too!

Let me know a window of time that you have in mind for your event. And please include your birth date. Most event astrology is easy to do by email

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(Note that your event date, or choice of dates, is not your birth chart reading or astrology forecast. More info.)

Surgery by the Moon

If you want to figure this out, plan your surgery based on:

1. No full Moon to avoid swelling and complications!
And not the three days before, the day of, or the two days after the full Moon.
So that’s six days of the month to avoid surgery.

2. Lunar Cycle: waxing cycle to add to the body like an implant, but waning Moon to remove from the body like a tumor.
The waxing Moon begins on the new Moon until the full Moon, but stop three days before the full Moon for surgery.
The waning Moon begins just after the full Moon, but wait at least two days after the full Moon to schedule surgery.

3. Moon Signs: from Aries that rules the head to Pisces that rules the feet. (Info below.)
Avoid the sign that rules the specific body part involved.
For example, avoid breast surgery when the Moon is in Cancer because Cancer is the sign that rules the breasts.

4. Consider the season, and temperature in your location.
Avoid cold and flu season if you live in a cold climate.

5. Holidays and Medical Staff.

First of all, create good feng shui! Organize your home, especially the room where you will rest and recovery after surgery, so that your environment is set up to help you heal when you return from the hospital. Feng Shui tips.

And prepare your food before your surgery. Have in the fridge or freezer your soups, bone broth, juices, or whatever food is best for your recovery. You have time to read, so here’s the link to my books.

Remember, no Full Moon for surgery! But yes Full Moon for an event!
Don’t know when the Moon is new or full? Stay current by following my LUNAR BLOG.

The most important surgery tip is to avoid the full Moon! I repeat: no surgery on the day of the full Moon, or during the 3 days before, or the 2 days after the full Moon to avoid swelling, bruising, and complications. Like sap rising in a tree or the powerful ocean tides, fluids rise on the full Moon. Bruising and swelling is much greater on a full Moon. So for surgery, look at a  lunar calendar to block out 3 days before, the day of, and the 2 days after the full Moon.

A full Moon is when the Sun and Moon are opposite, and that can bring tension to the surface. There’s much data on how emergency rooms are more active during full Moons, more babies are born due to the pull of the Moon, and more. So avoid it all by not having surgery during these days, but yes for an event during these days.

Lunar Cycles

Once you know the six days to avoid near and on the full Moon, then does your surgery add to the body, remove from the body, or both?

Add during the Waxing Moon:
The waxing Moon is best to add to your body. The waxing Moon starts on a new Moon, and lasts for the next two weeks, building up to the full Moon.

Schedule operations that add on the new Moon, or during the next 9 days (or so) after the new Moon. Stop 3 days before the full Moon.

So the 9 days 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.

Remove during the Waning Moon:
The waning Moon is best to remove from your body. The waning Moon starts the day after the full Moon and lasts for the next two weeks as the full Moon wanes down. This is the time for surgery to remove something from your body, such as a tumor or extra skin. So schedule operations to remove starting 2 days after the full Moon until the next new Moon.

Both add and remove:
What if your surgery does both; removes from the body and adds to the body? Then both the waxing or waning Moon cycles are fine.
Just be sure to avoid the full Moon, and the 3 days before and the 2 days after the full Moon.

For example, for breast surgery between now Sept 2021 and the end of the year:

1. Avoid the full Moon, the three days before the full Moon, and the two days after the full Moon.
So that’s almost one week out of month that you avoid.
Avoid the full Moon to avoid swelling and complications.
Especially breast surgery with so much lymph tissue.

Full Moon times to avoid are:
September 20  (plus Sept 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22.)
October 20
November 19 (and an eclipse to really avoid)
December 18
January 17 2022
February 16
So for example, in September say no to Sept 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22.
On your calendar, block out three days before, the day of, and the two days after the full Moon.

2. Not when the Moon is in Cancer that rules the breasts.
The Moon is in Cancer for two and a half to three days every month.
Cancer Moon dates to avoid are:

September 28, 29, and 30
October 25, 26, 27
November 22, 23, 24
December 19, 20, 21
January 15, 16, 17
February 11, 12, 13

What about Mercury Retrograde?
Mercury is retrograde for three weeks, three times a year. Mercury retrograde is usually not a problem for surgery. Surgery is very routine, not highly mercurial. Surgeons are not inventing new methods as they go.

If your surgery is during Mercury retrograde, allow enough time to get to your surgery appointment, and plan to arrive early. And know the exact surgery location if it’s different from where you usually see your doctor. Anticipate that there could be a mercurial mix-up, such as incorrect billing.

If you want to avoid the three weeks three times a year when Mercury is retrograde, those dates are:
Sept 27 – Oct 18 2021
Jan 14 – Feb 3 in 2022
May 10 – June 3 2022
Sept 9 – Oct 2 2022

Note that you can feel the Mercury retrograde influence about the five days before and the five days after Mercury retrograde.

What about Venus Retrograde?
Venus retrograde is not a problem for surgery, unless it is cosmetic surgery being done for purely aesthetic reasons. Then avoid Venus retrograde. And choose the Moon signs Taurus or Libra that are ruled by Venus, unless those signs rule the body part that’s being operated on. Info about signs and body parts is below under the heading Moon Signs. And I can look for fortunate Venus transits if you are concerned about aesthetics.  Venus retrograde is not a fortunate time for weddings.

What about Mars Retrograde?
The planet Mars is named for the god of war. Therefore, metal weapons are under the rulership of Mars. But modern surgeons do not use saws and metal tools to amputate limbs. Today’s small lasers are not big, blunt metal objects. And your surgery is not being done on a battlefield. So the influence of Mars retrograde is not an issue in modern times.

Good Mars transits bring strength and courage. If you are fearful of having a surgical procedure, during Mars retrograde it might be harder for you to find your courage. So we can find a surgery date when Mars is direct. But that would be for emotional reasons, not because metal tools might be used for your surgery.

What about Moon Void of Course?
The Moon changes signs every 2 and 1/2 to 3 days. While it is changing signs, the Moon is considered Void of Course, meaning that it no longer has the full energy of the sign it is leaving, but is not yet fully in the energy of the sign it is entering. So if you can avoid surgery during Moon Void of Course, then do so.

Moon Void of Course is good for activities that do not require much conscious energy, such as cleaning house, doing laundry, and other routine domestic chores. It’s also good for completing a task before expanding into a new area.


zodiac-man-1413-16-2Moon Signs

So avoid the full Moon, and figure out if you’re adding to or removing from your body. Then avoid the Moon sign that rules that body part. — from Aries the head down to Pisces the feet.

If you are interested in following a lunar calendar, I recommend the We’Moon calendar.

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, lymphatic system, and adipose tissue.

The Moon changes signs every two to three days. For examples, avoid breast surgery during the Moon in Cancer because Cancer rules the breasts, avoid an abortion during Moon in Scorpio because Scorpio rules sex organs, and avoid knee surgery during Moon in Capricorn because Capricorn rules skin, teeth, and bones.

I wondered what if the rulership Moon sign strengthened surgery for that body part, not something to avoid. So I deliberately schedule a tooth implant during a Capricorn Moon. Plus I had to travel to the implant place so I thought that a Capricorn Moon would help to stay practical and focused. But it was not smooth sailing, to this day the implant is not right, and from now on I make a point to avoid the rulership sign!


The Four Seasons

Spring, Summer, Autumn – not Winter cold. You’ve avoided the full Moon days, know the lunar cycle to add to or remove from the body, and understand the Moon sign. Next when you are selecting your surgery date, consider the season! Of course, if there is an emergency or you cannot wait for better weather, then schedule right away to take care of your health.

For most people, if you have a choice about when to schedule surgery, chose a time in spring, summer, or autumn. Avoid the cold and flu season of winter when hospital staff could be sick, people are distracted by the holidays, and when your own immune system is weaken by harsh weather. It’s much easier to heal in mild weather. If you have any sort of sensitivity to loss of light in winter, it will be easier to keep your spirits up when there is more light outside. Keeping your spirits up.

A woman in Holland emailed me that she prefers surgery in winter when it’s comfortable to stay in bed, the long nights are better for deep sleep and rest, and it’s easier to take a work break during the holidays. So if winter works for you, then schedule during the winter months.


Holidays and Medical Staff

Medical staff have a busy life too! Monday morning 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. On or the day after St. Paddy’s Day, or April Fools Day, can be problematic because workers could be tired from celebratory activities.

So schedule a day and time when hospital staff are in their routine to avoid problems.

Earth, Air, Water, and Fire

All signs are good, they just offer different energy.
Favorable lunar signs for surgery are Earth signs Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus. These Earth signs are grounding operations or change of the physical body. They are good signs for good food, health focus, healing, and stamina.

Moon in one of the Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are especially good for technology and modern medical procedures.

Moon in one of the Water signs Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio events can flow and there can be good connections with healers, but people can be more emotional.

Fire sign Moons Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo are dynamic and focus on accomplishment. I recently did dental work (a new crown) on a Sagittarius Moon because my Moon is in Sagittarius. The dental work went quickly, and we stayed on target without distractions.

My favorite Moon sign for anything medical is Virgo when people are more focused on details — unless the medical work is for digestion, stomach, or spleen because that part of the body is ruled by Virgo.

If you can select your surgery date when the Moon is not void of course, then do so. Void of course means the Moon is changing to the next sign. But so much surgery is routine that the void Moon is usually not a strong influence because doctors are not innovating new methods as they go, and are not practicing on you!


Mutable, Cardinal, and Fixed Modes

Mutable, or changeable, astrology signs are Virgo (Earth), Gemini (Air), Pisces (Water), and Sagittarius (Fire).

Cardinal, or active, astrology signs are Capricorn (Earth), Libra (Air), Cancer (Water), and Aries (Fire).

Fixed, or solid, astrology signs are Taurus (Earth), Aquarius (Air), Scorpio (Water), and Leo (Fire).

Mutable Moon signs are fast and easy. Cardinal Moon signs are good for accomplishments. Fixed Moon signs are slow and steady.
All modalities are good, they just bring different energy. I like quick mutable energy, but liking cardinal energy probably makes the most sense for surgery, and I understand how people would like fixed Moon signs for stability. Go with the Moon sign you like, but just be sure that the Moon sign does not rule the body part that needs surgery.



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 during the balsamic Moon that’s the final two or three days of the lunar cycle. This is the quiet time to rest, release your blood, and honor your body.

Then you can 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 your menstruation. And yes, men are influenced by lunar cycles too.


Water sign Full MoonENTERTAIN, WED, and CELEBRATE under the full Moon light

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.



Avoiding the full Moon avoids a lot of strong energy, but flying on a full Moon is beautiful to see in the sky below the plane.

So decide what Moon phases you want to experience when you get to your destination. For a two-week vacation, I recommend to fly a week before the full Moon, be there for the full Moon, then fly out one week after the full Moon.

To learn more about astrology, let’s do your birth chart. If you know your chart, let’s do your yearly forecast. Birth charts and forecasts include your complete Western charts plus your Taoist Four Pillars (BaZi) charts.

Wishing you good luck as you follow lunar cycles!