Precious and her chompers - a medical electional astrology case study
As some of you know, electional astrology— the art of selecting auspicious dates for events— is one of my specialties. Medical electional astrology in particular. People hire me to find the best available date for surgery and other medical procedures. For pets too!
Just look at that belly! This precious kitty gets a dental cleaning every few years. I’m her guardian— and her astrologer.
Stevie is a rescue cat. I don’t know her birthday, but I did adopt her when she was a kitten, so I do know she was born in the spring of 2005. She has Mars and Uranus in Pisces. Pisces placements tell me she is sensitive to drugs, so anesthesia is a worry for me. I hate having to put her under. Using astrological timing, I hope to minimize the impact on her.
On our initial visit Stevie had an exam and blood test. The vet showed me the particular pockets of tartar underneath which he expected to find holes. Holes mean pain, and if they show up as expected, those teeth should come out. I was ready with a date for the procedure, and booked September 3.
The first thing I look at when I schedule something like this is the Lunar phase. Optimal time is just before the New Moon. The Moon is like the faucet of our emotions and body fluids. The Full Moon, the faucet is open on maximum gush (more bleeding, more trauma). The New Moon is a slow drip (less bleeding, less trauma). The Moon was on the wane in Leo making only peaceful aspects. It’s the ideal Lunar phase for an extraction and a dental cleaning. Emotions are calmer, the “faucet” is on a low setting, and the body lets go more easily, the closer the Moon is to New.
I also look at the inter-aspects between planets in the sky. I see nothing major the day of the surgery, and smooth sailing through Friday’s Sun-Jupiter sextile for her recovery. Mars square Saturn, a very concerning stress marker, shows up six days later on September 9. Six days in the future, I consider it a minor drawback. If I had a natal chart, I would check it to make sure that square does not make stress aspects to it. I have to make a judgement call as her guardian. I look a few months out, and I do not find something I like better than this. The astrological advantage I might gain by waiting on Stevie’s teeth cleaning and extractions does not outweigh the risk of discomfort for her if I wait. Perfect, as we all know, is the enemy of good.
So how did it turn out? September 3, I dropped her off as instructed at 8:20. I received a call at 10:00 letting me know Stevie’s cleaning went beautifully. She was only “under” for about 20 minutes, and there were no extractions needed! I could pick Stevie up at 1:00. True to her Pisces placements, she was really looped out on the drugs. But she bounced back quickly and is doing great.
- 5 September 2013
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