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Zodiac signs and planets in the human body[1]

Synonym: Medical astrology

A sub-area of ​​astrology that examines the relationships between the horoscope and the body, in particular illnesses and dispositions, but also healing options. Medical astrology is based on the assignment of the planets and the signs of the zodiac to organs and body parts. Working with medical astrology and especially its application requires profound medical knowledge.

The ancient and medieval tradition, according to which certain medical treatments should only be carried out for the appropriate astrological constellations, is called Iatromathematics. Much attention is still paid to this astrological direction in trivial astrology. The assignments listed below have also been known iatromathematically since ancient times.

Planets and body parts

  • Sun: heart, blood circulation, eyes
  • Moon: stomach, breasts, body fluids (lymph), mucous membranes, vegetative nervous system
  • Mercury: spinal cord, nervous system as "communications" of the body, respiratory organs (lungs and bronchi)
  • Venus: organs of equilibrium, kidneys (endocrine system), veins, skin as a sensory organ
  • Mars: Male reproductive organs, muscles, blood, arteries
  • Jupiter: liver and metabolism
  • Saturn: skeleton / skeleton, skin as the body boundary; Knees, ears
  • Uranus: nerves as stimulus conductors; Calves, ankles (hocks)
  • Neptune: pituitary gland; Feet
  • Pluto: sexual organs (reproductive system), large intestine, rectum

Zodiac signs and body parts

The assignment of zodiac signs to body parts was first presented in the Astronomica of Manilius in the early first century (already in a way that is comparable today):

  • Ram's head
  • Taurus: mouth, throat and esophagus, throat and neck
  • Twins: trachea and lungs, arms and hands
  • Cancer: breasts, stomach and abdomen
  • Leo: heart, bloodstream
  • Virgo: small intestine
  • Libra: lumbar region, kidneys, bladder, skin as a contact organ
  • Scorpio: genital organs, colon, rectum
  • Sagittarius: hip and thigh region, liver
  • Capricorn: skeleton and knees
  • Aquarius: lower legs, ankles
  • Pisces: feet

Zodiac degrees

Reinhold Ebertin made an even more differentiated grad astrological classification.
For example, he further subdivided the sign Aries with the main theme head: [3]

Brandau's organ clock (after Ebertin)
  • 1 ° cerebrum
  • 2 ° midbrain
  • 3 ° cerebellum (abscesses)
  • 4 ° pineal gland (goiter)
  • 5 ° right and left eye (hair)
  • 6 ° eye sockets
  • 7 ° ears
  • 8 ° zygomatic bone
  • 9 ° eye lenses
  • 10 ° eyeball
  • 11 ° optic nerve
  • 12 ° tongue
  • 13 ° ventricles of the brain
  • 14 ° frontal lobe
  • 15 ° lateral lobe (suicide, strokes)
  • 16 ° Varolsbrücke
  • 17 ° spinal canal
  • 18 ° nerve connections
  • 19 ° brain bar
  • 20 ° hyoid bone
  • 21 ° eye muscles (abscesses)
  • 22 ° cheek muscles
  • 23 ° zygomatic muscles
  • 25 ° head nod
  • 26 ° skull bones
  • 27 ° anterior vault (consumption)
  • 28 ° middle and rear vault, hair
  • 29 ° ear canal (bronchitis)
  • 30 ° parotid gland

Actually, according to the astrologer Ulrike Voltmer, is 'Everything in Everyone'; all astrological principles work in every part of the body. Everywhere in the body there is the pulsation (Sun-Leo) of the blood enriched with oxygen (Mars) through breathing (Gemini-Mercury), is sugar (Jupiter) used and burned (Aries-Mars), the blood is converted into building materials (Virgo- Mercury) taken to nourish the cells (Taurus) and for new cell growth (Jupiter); it is detoxified (Libra-Venus), waste products are removed (Scorpio), nerve tracts (Mercury and Aquarius-Uranus) and lymphatic vessels (moon) run through the tissue ... The fact that the individual organs and body parts are only assigned to certain astrological principles is part of the process do their specializations.[4]

See also

Web links

  • Seventeen contributions to astromedicine (Star worlds)
  • Plants and their cosmic healing powers III (Slow runners or planets from Mars; Olaf Rippe, 2016); see also the newer version for Signature theory (Rib 2019)
  • Plants and Astrological Principles, Signatures, Uses and Preparations (, Christine Sträb)
  • The accumulation of assignments at the expense of selectivity (Critical by Hannelore Goos, approx. 2016)
  • Assignments of some plants to the planets (
  • Andreas Bunkahle's page on astromedicine
  • Dr. Dietrich Volkmer, Biological-Holistic Dentistry ("Holodontics", Bad Soden / Taunus)
  • Astrological-medical composite manuscript Cod. Pal. germ. 1 (Heidelberg University Library, around 1538; digitized version)


  • G.W. Surya and Sindbad: Astrology and medicine. Linser, Berlin-Pankow 1921, 1923; Lorch, Karl Rohm 1933; 1950; 6. Improved edition 1980 ISBN 3876831369
Contents include: basic concepts of astrology; Pathogenic influences of the twelve signs of the zodiac; Examples for astrodiagnosis and prognosis
  • Reinhold Ebertin: Basics of cosmobiological medicine. Ebertin-Verlag, 4th edition, 45 pages, Freiburg 1989, ISBN 3871860522
Yang and Yin, Cosmosophical Basics (the three basic juices, four elements, like is healed by like), cosmic equivalents to diseases and remedies
  • Reinhold Ebertin: Stars help heal - the theory and practice of astro-medicine. Ebertin-Verlag 2nd edition 1987 ISBN 3871860670
Cosmic structures of remedies, Schüssler salts, metals as remedies, cosmic basics for astromedical diagnostics and prognostics, many horoscope examples for diseases
  • Bernd Mertz: Astro-medicine from a psychosomatic point of view Ansata Interlaken 1982 ISBN 371570051-3 New edition Chiron 2005 ISBN 3899971272 review (Lydia Wentzel in Astrologie Heute No. 121, 2006)
  • Franz Matz: Textbook of cosmobiology. Sommer-Verlag, 518 pages, Tenningen 1993, ISBN 3925367780
Everything about acupuncture, homeopathy, bioresonance in connection with psychological astrology. Good introduction to astrology, especially to the interpretation of planets, signs of the zodiac and aspects with a focus on medical astrology
  • Wolfgang Döbereiner, Astrological-homeopathic empirical images for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases, 2 volumes (new edition) 1996 ISBN 978-3927094116
  • Detlef Hover and Ulrike Voltmer (eds.), Astrology and medicine, Chiron Verlag 1998, 252 pages (- 10) ISBN 3925100393 (- 13) ISBN 978-3925100390
  • Hermann Meyer: Psychosomatics and Astrology - A Path to Health and Harmony. Hugendubel Verlag Munich, 3rd edition 2002 ISBN 3880345279
Different disease triggers are described using example horoscopes. Every house in the horoscope shows its problems. Where do we waste energies? The human body and its astrological assignment
  • Meridian (magazine) focus topic Astrology in practice, Issue 6/2003
  • Andreas Bunkahle, Medicine and astrology, Leipzig 2005, 692 pages; Content and reading samples
  • Dietrich Volkmer: Mars in the mirror - mythologically vicious observations, Books on Demand, 3rd edition 2008, 140 pages, ISBN 9783833004452
    • Bunker, Astrological experiences, Leipzig, 2013, 360 pages Content and reading samples
    • Bunker, Materia Medica of Essences, Volume 1: Overview of remedies and constellation correspondences. Second edition, Norderstedt 2016. 328 pages. ISBN-10: 3844816070 ISBN-13: 978-3844816075 Reading sample (Google Books)
    • Homeopathy and astrology (Bunkahle 2003/2016)
  • Monica Schwaiger, Astrological houses and Schuessler salts, 112 pages, Astronova 2006 ISBN 978-3937077222
The psychological significance of the twelve Schüssler salts corresponds to the areas of life in the twelve houses
  • Ada Muir, An Astrological Guide to Heal Yourself: Herbs, Health Foods and Your Zodiac. 177 pages. New Age Books / MLBD, 2007 ISBN 978-8178222301
  • Gerhard Miller, Homeopathy and astrology. Recognize homeopathic types by looking at the horoscope. 168 pages, Narayana Verlag 2008, ISBN 978-3-89767-620-6
  • Roswitha Broszath, Astrological empirical medicine: holistic well-being with the horoscope. 230 pages. Chiron-Verlag, Tübingen 2009 ISBN 978-3899971842
  • Rolf Gleichmann, Astromedicine I - heart and circulation, 456 pages, Astrokosmos Verlag Munich, 2014 Table of Contents
  • Wanda Sellar: Introduction to Medical Astrology. Wessex Astrologer, 2008, 236 pages. ISBN 9781902405322 Review online (Deborah Houlding, 2009)
  • Ursula Stumpf and Yvonne Koch: Plant Astrology: healing through plants and planets. 344 pages, numerous illustrations. Freya Verlag, 2013. ISBN-10 3990250884 ISBN-13 978-3990250884 review (in Astrology Today 166, 2013/2014 Jörg Petersen)
  • Riki Allgeier, Max Amann: The heavenly medicinal plant guide - a synopsis of astrology, folk medicine, naturopathy, magic, mythology and the theory of signatures. BACOPA Verlag, 2017. 340 illustrations, 244 pages. ISBN-10: 3902735910, ISBN-13: 978-3902735911
  • Wolf-Dieter Müller-Jahncke: Astrological-magical theory and practice in early modern medicine Steiner Verlag (Sudhoffs Archive, Supplement 25), Stuttgart 1985, 328 pages. ISBN-10: 3515039287 ISBN-13: 978-3515039284
Historical-scientific work
  • Michael Roscher: Astrology and Psychosomatics: Horoscope Constellations from a Medical Point of View 318 pages. Verlag Droemer Knaur 1992 ISBN 978-3426042809

Sources and Notes

  1. ↑ After Nicolaus Klein and Thorwald Dethlefsen
  2. ↑ Alchemical illustration
  3. ↑ Reinhold Ebertin: Anatomical equivalents of the zodiac degrees. Ebertin Verlag, Freiburg 1991, ISBN 3871860160
  4. ↑ Ulrike Voltmer: Astro medicine on the move. In: Meridian 2 / 99. p. 9f.
  5. ^ Cover picture from Bechers Physica subterranea, 1703. Emphasis on the "underworld" of the intestine