I was lookin’ for
love health in all the wrong places
love health in too many doctor’s faces
Searchin’ their eyes
Lookin’ for traces of what I’m dreaming of
Hoping to find a
friend and a lover one cure for everything
I’ll bless the day I discover another
heart medicine or dietary supplement
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While in the waiting area of a local medical facility for a routine medical screening, the thought came to me that health is in the body, not outside of the body. In love, we are looking for external love and defining whether we are “loved” by external feedback. Health is following the same pattern.
These are the thoughts of blogs and I enjoy them when they arise. In thinking about the blog, I also realized why there is a dualistic struggle of ideas in the Western world. This thought may seem stupidly obvious and disdainful of the healthcare professionals who serve the public.
But it’s not. For the Akashic records, I have deep and long-lasting gratitude for a number of health and wellness professional from Asian to homeopathic to allopathic medicine. Through the journey called life, I’ve learned a lot from all of them as medicine and wellness was not my primary interest when younger.
The thought remains, however, that we’re in a time and place – a marketing time and place – where we’ve externalized health so that we are chasing cures where we may need inner work.
The Western world is more external than the Eastern world so, for example, when we talk about martial arts, there are external and internal forms. For the Western mind, there is only the external form. Eastern ideas are seeping into Western health which both delights and terrifies me. It delights me because it’s the lost half of health and terrifies me because the Western world must monetize everyting.
Health in the Horoscope
The horoscope is the sky – a combination of planets in signs in areas of the sky. When we put this on paper, we call the areas of the sky “houses” and each of 12 sections represents an area of our lives.
The sixth house is the house of health (and work and diet). It’s traditionally ruled by the sign Virgo which itself is ruled by the planet Mercury. When looking for health indicators in the horoscope, these are the three primary indicators of health.
For this astrologer, each chart has a “theme.” When there are no planets in the house of health, for me it means health is not a major theme in life and in this way a good indicator – i.e., you’re not worrying a lot about health.
The inner planets of sun, moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars travel somewhat quickly so these planets will travel through our house of health (and all of the other houses) a bit more frequently. These are the daily life sniffles, food reactions, sunburns, bloating, etc.
When Jupiter or Saturn transit the house of health, we have health concerns that demand our attention. Jupiter expands and Saturn contracts. In health, we want some things to expand such as our air intake and some things to contract such as tumors. The sign in which these planets travel in your sixth house indicate the nature of the expansion or contraction.
When the outer planets of Uranus, Neptune or Pluto are transiting your sixth house, then you are involved in health concerns that affect the larger environment from polluted water sources to pandemics. Then illness has a global meaning that is meant to convey insights and shifts needed in society.
For most of the 1960s, Uranus and Pluto transited Virgo which as mentioned above has focus on health, work, diet, and pets. Those born in the 1960s are in their middle ages so are at that age where they have been influencing and continue to influence society.
Focus on sustainability, health, wellness, supplements – these were brought to you by this generation. Hand sanitizer and fear of germs is also present as Virgo ruled by Mercury as an earth sign is a known worrier and excessively picky and eccentric about the details of daily life.
The planet Neptune is currently transiting Pisces so for these generations with Uranus/Pluto in Virgo, Neptune is creating an opposition. Neptune rules Pisces and is feeling and synthesis as opposed to Virgo’s thinking and analysis. Virgo is Goldilocks, never satisfied with the bed. Pisces has its own anxieties but they are less specific. Pisces when threatened escapes through drugs, alcohol, and media.
The theme of the Uranus/Pluto in Virgo generation is now at its apex. The anxiety of contact with our fellow man has increased on top of the existing politically-motivated artificial divisions. Ultimately Virgo and Pisces must monitor and regulate anxiety.
It’s the anxiety that has us chasing health and the healthcare industry will continue to support the chase from the myriad commercials advertising illnesses you’ve never heard of to a cure for anything and everything that will arise.
Regardless of improvements in health and wellness, the end result of life continues to be the same – death. Maintaining health is another of life’s balancing acts between active response and excessive anxiety about health which in itself leads to health problems.