THE HISTORY OF MEDICAL ASTROLOGY

 

 AS STRANGE AS IT MAY SEEM TO US TODAY, ASTROLOGY HAS LONG BEEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH HERBAL REMEDIES AS THE FOUNDATION OF HEALTH FOR MOST OF THE HISTORY OF MANKIND.  ONLY RECENTLY IT WAS COMPLETELY DISPLACED AND UNFORTUNATELY FOR MANY OF US, DISCREDITED BY MODERN SCIENTIFIC METHODS AND MINDSETS, LEAVING US FEW INEXPENSIVE HEALTH OPTIONS.

 

 BEN FRANKLIN (also known as Poor Richard, publisher of the most popular yearly almanac in the colonies from 1733-1758) WAS AN ASTROLOGER AND HE INCLUDED THE CORRESPONDENCES OF THE ASTROLOGICAL CONSTELLATIONS TO THE HUMAN BODY EVERY YEAR IN HIS ALAMANAC.  

 

AS WE CAN SEE REPEATEDLY IN ALL THESE ILLUSTRATIONS:

 

ARIES RULES THE HEAD

TAURUS RULES THE NECK REGION

GEMINI RULES THE ARMS, HANDS AND UPPER LUNGS

 

CANCER RULES THE LOWER LUNG, BREAST AND STOMACH

LEO RULES THE HEART AND BACK

VIRGO RULES THE INTESTINAL AREA                       

LIBRA RULES THE KIDNEYS                       

SCORPIO RULES THE SEX ORGANS AND COLON 

                     

SAGITTARIUS RULES THE THIGHS AND HIPS              

CAPRICORN RULES THE SKELETON AND KNEES

AQUARIUS RULES THE CALVES AND ANKLES                  

PISCES RULES THE FEET

 

BEN FRANKLIN UTILIZED THIS STAR KNOWLEDGE-AS DID ALL WHO READ HIS BEST SELLING ALMANAC.

 

BELOW ARE MORE IMAGES OF  THE ZODIAC REPRESENTING THE UNCHANGING REFERENCE TO LOCATIONS WITHIN THE BODY, BY THOSE PREDATING FRANKLIN BY CENTURIES.

ABOVE: IMAGE INFO “Wound Man” (English, 15c), Wellcome MS 290 fol. 53v; image courtesy of the Wellcome Library “Zodiac Man” (English, late 14c), Bodleian MS Ashmole 391, part V, fol 9; image courtesy of,

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