Fortunate Surgery Dates

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Surgery by the Moon

It can be very overwhelming to receive a medical diagnosis that requires surgery. Even those who are healers sometimes experience illness. Apply your knowledge of alternative medicine to prepare yourself before surgery, and to strengthen your health during recovery.

If you’re really overwhelmed by just the thought of surgery, send me an email susan@susanlevitt.com and I’ll help you pick a surgery date. I do not charge a fee for that service but ask for a donation. But if you want to figure this out, plan your surgery based on:

1. No full Moon to avoid swelling

2. Lunar Cycle: waxing to add or waning to remove

3. Moon Signs

4. The Four Seasons

5. Holidays and Medical Staff

First of all, 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

No Full Moon
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The most important surgery tip is to avoid the full Moon! So 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 look at the monthly calendar to block out 3 days before, the day of, and the 2 days after the full Moon.
For example, in Nov 2019 the full Moon is Nov 12. So no for Nov 9 – 14.
In Dec 2019, the full Moon is Dec 11. So no for Dec 8 – 13.

And a full Moon is when the Sun and Moon are opposite, and that can bring tension to the surface. There is all kinds of 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 no surgery 3 days before, the day of, and 2 days after the full Moon. So that’s 6 days out of the month that are not good for surgery. 

What about Mercury Retrograde?

Mercury retrograde is usually not a problem for surgery. Surgery is very routine, not highly mercurial. Surgeons are not making up new methods as they go. Mercury is retrograde for three weeks. If your surgery is during these three weeks:

Allow enough time to get to your surgery appointment, and plan to arrive early. And know the 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.


Lunar Cycles
Once you know the 6 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 to the next new Moon. This is the time for surgery to remove something from your body, such as a tumor. 

So schedule operations to remove starting 2 days after the full Moon until the next new Moon

People often confuse waxing and waning because when they think of waxing, they think of candle wax melting. But waxing is building up to the full Moon, not melting down after the full Moon. Wane down is like wind down to help you remember.

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.

 

zodiac-man-1413-16-2Moon Signs

If you are interested in specifics, we can schedule your six month or one year forecast. But in general, avoid the full Moon, are you adding to or removing from your body, and avoid the Moon sign that rules that body part.

The Moon changes signs every two to three days. You can find the current Moon sign in a We’Moon lunar calendar or send me an email.

Each Moon sign rules a body part, and it’s 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 12th sign that rules the feet.

For examples, avoid breast surgery during the Moon in Cancer, avoid an abortion during Moon in Scorpio, and avoid knee surgery during Moon in Capricorn.

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 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 in the sign. Next when you are selecting your surgery date, consider the season!

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 ares 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

 

Holidays and Medical Staff

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. On or the day after St. Paddy’s Day, or April Fools Day, can be problematic because workers could be tired from celebratory activities.

 

Earth, Air, Water, and Fire

In general, the most favorable lunar signs for surgery are Earth signs Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus. 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.

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. 

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 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.

Still, I prefer Earth sign Moons for surgery. 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.

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 often is not a strong influence because the doctor is not innovating new methods — and 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 to get things done. Fixed Moon signs are slow and steady. All modalities are good; they just bring different energy. 

 

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 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.

 So 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.

 

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.

 

SAFE AIR TRAVEL

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.

Decide what Moon phases do 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

Wishing you good luck as you follow lunar cycles!

 

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