"He who practices medicine without the benefit of the movement of the stars and planets is a fool". -Hippocrates
Known as 'The Founder of Medicine', Hippocrates was regarded as the greatest physician of his time. (460 BC)
He noted there were individual differences in the severity of disease symptoms, and that some individuals were able to cope with their diseases and illnesses better than others.
"Touch not with iron that part of the body ruled by the sign the Moon is transitting", -Hippocrates
His observation states that one should not perform a surgical procedure with a knife (iron) on any part of the body which is ruled by the astrological sign in which the Moon is moving through at the time.
For example: When the Moon is in Taurus (ruler of the neck and throat), one should not perfom a toncillectomy. If the Moon is in Capricorn (teeth) or Aries (head), one should avoid dental procedures, or any surgery related to the head. If the Moon was passing through Scorpio (reprodutctive organs), one should never have a hysterectomy or prostate operation.
According to Hippocrates, this would be explain why common surgeries can be fatal; or at the very least cause unusually slow healings or painful recuperations, as well as resulting in complications, like infections.
Why the Moon?
The Moon has the power to move the tides of every ocean and body of water on Earth. The Moon also controls the timing of the opening and closing of oysters, as well as the monthly menstrual cycles of women (the Moon takes approximately 28 days to orbit the Earth, which is no coincidence). The Human body is made up of 70% water, and so the Moon also affects our bodies, as well as our emotions.
Medical technology and procedures are crucial; but surgery is still an unnatural process which interrupts the body's natural tidal flow, by opening it up and exposing it to air.
Therefore, if the part of the body being operated on happens to be an organ ruled by the sign the Moon is passing through, it will be highly sensitive and susceptible.
To find out what astrological sign the Moon is in, you can look in an Ephemeris or a Farmer's Almanc.
The Moon will stay in an astrological sign for about 2 1/2 days.
Consulting an astrologer or researching your own planetary birth chart is beneficial for guiding your health. It is like having a map of your life, indicating your susceptibility to a particular disease or accident, the organs composing any weak links in your body's chain reactions, and your emotional attitudes that are causing a particular part of your body to attract an accident or infection; but most importantly, the timing of illness or possible accident, indicating when you would be the most vulnerable.
*Please note: The phase of the Moon, as well as its current Zodiac sign, also contributes to the results we achieve through surgery. The Full Moon, for example, is the most inopportune time to have a surgery. Our body's fluids are the highest during a Full Moon, so we will have a greater chance of swelling, hemorrhaging, and other adverse effects. Try to avoid scheduling a surgery 5 days before or after the Full Moon. The New Moon, however, is the best time to have an operation. The body's fluid levels are the lowest, and there is less of a chance of swelling or complications.
Helpful Tips For Planning Surgery:
- Try to plan an operation when the moon is transitting through a FIXED sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius). The surgeon's hands should be steady, and no further complications should arise.
- Avoid surgeries during a Mars retrograde or a Mercury retrograde. Mars is the planet that rules surgeons, so when it goes retrograde, the surgeon may not be at their steadiest or performing their best. A heavy loss of blood can occur during a Mars retrograde. Mercury is the planet of communication, so when it goes retrograde, it can mean confusion, miscommunication, mistakes, and mix-ups.
- Re-schedule an appointment if it falls on a Moon's void-of-course day. (I know this one from personal experience.) The Moon is void-of-course when it has left one sign and has yet to enter another. It is NOT a day for action; nothing will happen. You will end up having to go back and re-do it, something will end up getting in the way, or at the very least- nothing will come of it; no result. If you start a project during this time, it may not succeed or ever develop. The Moon needs to be in a sign in order for action to take place; no sign means no action.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
GG Baba from Southern California on March 30, 2020:
Yes we all have free will ! I wrote this to inform the reader what I went through. It's their choice and I am not a medical astrologer but after months of research I wanted to share what I had learned.
Sylvia Sky from USA on March 22, 2020:
Please warn readers: Schedule medical appointments or surgery when wanted or needed regardless of Moon phase or sign or Mars (or whatever) in retrograde. Ultimately we and not the planets are in charge of our lives and well-being, can we agree?
GG Baba from Southern California on August 20, 2019:
I don't know what BA is but mercury is not retrograde and the moon will be in Virgo which rules the intestines. I hope that helps.
gigi on August 19, 2019:
Hi, i have a BA surgery on sept 26. Is it in retrograde or anything?
GG Baba from Southern California on May 19, 2019:
Iona, Again I am not a professional astrologer! I just wanted to share my experience. I can tell you that on the 21 of May mercury is not retrograde and the moon was full on the 18th so it's now waning. The moon will be in Capricorn a practical earth sign so that's good in my opinion.
Iona on May 18, 2019:
I am due to have thyroid surgery on 21 may 2019. I am a gemini should i postpone to a leo date when mercury is not in retrograde?
Cassis on May 17, 2019:
You should be good at 8 am on May 30, since you will not have anything done in your head or face. It is a good day. Just note that the moon goes void of course at 11 am, so should the surgery go beyond this time it would be better to postpone, otherwise, it should be good.
GG Baba from Southern California on May 10, 2019:
Not sure why don't you contact a medical astrologer! Good Luck!
Leslie on May 09, 2019:
Im not having anything done with my face or head.. just breast lift and tummy tuck.. my surgery should start around 8.. would you still consider postponing?
GG Baba from Southern California on May 09, 2019:
I must say again that I am NOT a medical astrologer but I can say the moon is in Aries which rules the head and then it goes void course at 11:08 am and does not go into a Taurus moon until in Taurus which rules the throat 12 hours later. It's seems obvious you should postpone until a later date because Aries rules the head and Taurus rules the throat.
Leslie on May 08, 2019:
I am having cosmetic surgery on may 30th 2019. Should i keep the date or reschedule? I live in Knoxville tn.
Veronika on February 18, 2019:
Hello GG Baba, your advice will be greatly appreciated.
I am choosing a date for breast implant removal in Costa Rica, that is -6 CST time zone. I have a window from March 21st to April 11th 2019. Which days there would be the best and which to avoid please? I've been trying to research, but there is the full moon factor to avoid, new moon the best, but than specific days where the moon is in cancer sign to avoid breast, but there is also skin, scars and laxity when removing the implant so I should avoid the skin days too, so is it March 25-26-27? which shows me the best , but than 25-26 is void scorpio-sagitarius, so than should be 27th? But than I read when is transitioning from Scorpio it is good for surgeons. So should it be 27th or 25 or 26? Or am I totally in wrong?
Also for surgeons no retrograde for mars, but mercury is 28. Thank you so much for your help.
GG Baba from Southern California on February 13, 2019:
Again I am not a medical astrologer but I can tell you that mercury goes direct at 9:59 am that morning and the moon is in Capricorn and that sign rules the knee. There is no void course and the moon is 9 days away from the full moon that was on the 20th. I can't see the future but it would seem on the surface that it will be ok. It is always good to have people you love on your prayer line. Surgery is always a risk and our lives and purpose is part of the divine plan that is a mystery to us all.
Srwyke on February 11, 2019:
I'm donating a kidney to my dad on March 28th. I just found out that's the last day of mercury retrograde. Is this bad? I also don't understand the Moon shifting between signs. Am I in trouble with this date?
GG Baba from Southern California on January 04, 2019:
I am not a medical astrologer but can tell you the moon is in Aquarius then and it rules the calf and the ankle. The moon does goes void course on the 9th at 11:53am then at 2:44pm goes into Pisces which rules the feet, I believe these times are Pacific. The moon won't be full until the 21st so your body fluids should be good.
jill on January 02, 2019:
major leg surgery coming up 9th Jan all bones being broken on an Aquarian is it sensible to go ahead that day
Audrey Roth on October 10, 2018:
My husband is having knee replacement what days in November or December are the best
Katie on October 02, 2018:
Best date in October for knee replacements
Natalia on August 01, 2018:
Gallbladder polyps i am not going for surgery no matter what
Keven Rawlins on July 13, 2018:
Gettig Gall Bladderr removed tomarrow is signs in favor
GG Baba from Southern California on August 28, 2017:
I am not a medical astrologer and wrote this article to inform the reader about times which are not favorable. Go get the annual astrology calendar and find out when the moon is void course when Mercury and Mars are retrograde where the moon is transiting then go back and take notes on my article. I spent months writing that because of the depth of info. Sorry that's all I got. Good Luck!
Mary A. Alexander on August 24, 2017:
I have a client who was not happy with the first plastic surgery and the surgeon is going to redo it. This is a time when mercury should be retrograde because it is being "redone."
Beanwotneck@gmail.com on August 14, 2017:
Hello, having 2 back surgery on Monday 21 eclipse
I am a leo with a libra rising and Gemini moon should I have the back surgery on 5L 4L please let me know as soo as possible.
Thank you Rebecca
Esther Brinson on July 21, 2017:
What is a god time to have sinus surgrey in August for my husband
Brenda on July 14, 2017:
what sign is the Gallbladder in and when is the best time to have it removed in July and also when is the best time to have it removed in August of 2017
Michelle Cremer on January 17, 2017:
avoid Molly Astrology - she is a fraud
marg on December 03, 2016:
To Valerie, Thanks so much for your recommendation NOT to use Molly at NN. I found her to be arrogant as well. And at the very least, she was not very thorough. (Charges a lot for things you can research on your own.) Best I've found is Gurmeet Singh at Vedic astrology. He's really comprehensive and you get a lot of bang for your buck.
Denise on September 14, 2016:
I am scheduled for knee surgery tomorrow Sept 15 it's a full moon and a penumbra eclipse, plus mercury is retrograde. Should I reschedule?
Venus A. on June 28, 2016:
I am waiting for my clearance for laparoscopic surgery,once released be getting a schedule to have it done, but I do not know how to get the best date. I was born July 29, 1953
micheller713 on May 19, 2016:
Valerie: I also got a bad date from Molly's Astrology; now called wiseskiesastrology.com. She was super rude and did not fulfill her obligations regarding the reading, as a personal consult was promised to "ask and answer questions". She acted annoyed that I had questions, refused to answer, stating they were "high level astrology",( ie I couldn't understand?isn't that what I paid 125.00 for? ) VERY BAD EXPERIENCE!!!! AVOID MOLLYSASTROLOGY AND WISE SKIES ASTROLOGY.
Tamara leivas on May 05, 2016:
I am scheduled to have surgery on May 10th of 2016 in the morning and we are going through a Mercury retrograde should I reschedule and what date should I reschedule for thank you
Pepper McGowan from Cleveland, Ohio on April 26, 2016:
My ex husband had an Aries friend who was very dismissive and condescending that I am a professional astrologer. He hated his fiance getting a consultation with me. Called it mumbo jumbo con artist crap. Well, I saw his knee surgery had two dates to pick. One was during a Gemini moon in Gemini. The other was during the FULL MOON in CAPRICORN (knees). My husband and his elderly dad and the girlfriend all begged him not to pick the full moon date. Being stubborn Aries Leo rising he had to prove that astrology is not relevant to modern life. He ended up with multiple complications, a transfusion and the premature end to what had been a record breaking weightlifting career. Now he doesn't try to stop her from readings. He just wants to know if I give any specific date or situations where he should duck. In case it's not TOTALLY fake. I am not smug. I feel awful the bone head didn't hear me out about full moons and medical science. I sure wasn't gonna try to persuade him with talk about transits or aspects.:-P
LT on June 12, 2015:
GG Baba: how are you doing?
I just was given my knee surgery time & it will be during void of course moon from Gemini to Cancer...worried as it is & now I'm even more. Maybe a good time to be "asleep" & I also feel like more going on than my knee (heel pain too) so perhaps VOC influence means this won't "fix" the whole problem (?)
GG Baba from Southern California on May 23, 2015:
Enjoyed your info as I research where the planets were on May 14th 2014. Over a year later I'm writing an article on hubpages on what happened with my surgery as the full moon left Scorpio then went void of course for 10 hours then mix in mars retrograde along with Saturn conjunct the full moon a few hours earlier while it was retrograde plus Pluto was retrograde and squaring Venus . It was the perfect storm when I had emergency surgery on my left knee. Thank you for your article, ggbaba
firstname.lastname@example.org on October 30, 2014:
going for a hystorectomy on a scorpio moon - not favorable, but new moon is two days later...favorable....so confused...not like we can pick a day..dr only has so many days available
Mhel on July 13, 2013:
II i am planning to have an operation on omy neck(goiter) this coming months or year.
what is the best date!
sunnysylvie on May 21, 2013:
i have a knee operation planned on july 1st 2013 and mercury is retrograde is it a good idear? Add Your Comment...
Michael on March 13, 2013:
Whens the best time in April to have eye surgery
Harsha Vardhana R from Bangalore on July 05, 2012:
RJ, not that all tests during void moon are wrong. It depends on your chart and position/power of moon etc. If moon is not so favorable, then probability of an error can be higher. Also, you need to remember your mindset at that time too. Mind and moon go very close. So if your mindset at that time was fine, then error is not likely.
RJ on July 04, 2012:
I had a major medical examination done about a month ago (i.e. tested for cholesterol, triglycerides, STIs, etc.), and all the results came out to be negative. I only realized after the test that the moon was void during the test. Now, I'm a bit scared that the test might have missed something important because the moon was void. Does anyone know whether something can come out negative during a void moon, when in fact there is actually something there?
Valerie on December 30, 2011:
Just to note, Molly at north node astrology not only gave me a bad day, one that she herself admitted was bad after the fact, but was arrogant and prideful when I brought it to her attention. Thankfully I was wise enough to look in to the day through other means and did not get the surgery.
Valerie on December 30, 2011:
Beware of Molly astrology or north node astrology she gave me a bad day for surgery.
josie on September 24, 2011:
I would like to have a face lift at the end of Sep. around the 30th or the first week of Oct is that a good time..it also includes a neck lift.
shauna on July 12, 2011:
need a hysterectomy,,,planning soon what should be a good day ,,dob 10-10-59
Jane on September 23, 2010:
How do you know if there is a mars or mercury retrograde?
Are there optimal signs for the moon to be in for surgery on certain organs or is it just important to avoid the signs which rules those organs.
A relative needs to have surgery to remove liver tumors and also a hysterectomy at the same time. So I worked out avoiding times when the moon is in scorpio and cancer as well as making sure it is waning are best but I am not sure about the retrograde thing. Is there anything else to note?
Odin on September 20, 2010:
When the Moon is VOC on a particular day, should you just not schedule anything important for that ENTIRE day or just not within the time when the Moon is actually VOC ?
Ex: Moon VOC 3:48AM -7:47AM October 25, 2010
Hekate on August 19, 2010:
Moon void of course is when the Moon has made its last aspect in one sign and has not yet made an aspect in the new sign. The Moon is always in one sign or another, but may not yet be making contact with another planet.
cyndiwho on June 06, 2010:
Great . My hysterectomy is scheduled for June 22 2010.% days before the full moon.