Mr. Rupert Gleadow, M. A. (Oxon), British Representative to the International Congresses of Scientific Astrologers– Dusseldorf 1936 and Paris 1937, has made some interesting suggestions in pages 102 et seq. of his famous book “Astrology in Everyday Life”.
Mr. Gleadow is a very high authority and his suggestions can be trusted to prove useful in actual practice.
He says “–astrology can be of very great use to doctors, making easier both the diagnosis and the cure. This is because the horoscope shows the weak and strong parts of the body, what organs are likely to be affected in the what manner. It thus becomes easier to anticipate trouble and to guard against it; prevention is better than cure”.
The easiest way to employ astrology in medicine is by means of the biochemic cells salts discovered by Dr. Schuessler. These salts are twelve in number and are essential constituents of the body; they therefore cannot be regarded as drugs. When the body is fatigued and cannot absorb these salts from its food a state of disease arises; the easiest cure is to supply the salts that are missing in minute quantities according to the homoeopathic method. The organism is thus enabled to absorb them.
Since the salts are twelve they have naturally been attributed to the signs of the zodiac ; and attribution is not merely fantastic, for it is the function of the Aquarius salt to distribute the water in the body, that of the Libra salt to hold the balance between acids and alkalis. We find in practice that if the sun be in conjunction with Saturn in any sign, the salt attributed to that sign will be needed to keep the system in health.
In disease several salts may be needed at once; the diagnosis must be made from the horoscope, not only from the symptoms. It is a general rule that if any sign contains an afflicted planet, the body will need the salt corresponding to that sign. And since the Sun is quite often afflicted in a horoscope it follows that most people will benefit by taking the salt attributed to their Sun sign. The list of the salts with their correspondences to the signs, is as follows:
Aries (birthdays from 20th March to 20th. April) Kali Phos. This salt is especially useful for headaches, tiredness of the brain, and all forms of nervous debility. It is strongly to be recommended in pregnancy.
Taurus (20th April to 21st May): Natrum sulph. Eliminates water; needed in malaria.
Gemini (21st May to 21st June): Kali mur. Useful in burns, eczema, all white discharges, and such diseases as chicken-pox.
Cancer (21st June to 23rd July): Calc. fluor. Gives elasticity, therefore useful for all structural relaxations and hard lumps, chapped hands, haemorrhoids, etc. Also protects the enamel of the teeth.
Leo (22nd July to 23rd August): Magnes. phos. Cures all kinds of cramps and spasms.
Virgo (22nd August to 23rd September): Kali sulph. Preserves the skin and is useful against colds, as it carries oxygen in the blood.
Libra (22nd September to 23rd October): Natrum phos. Needed for all acid conditions.
Scorpio (23rd October to 22nd November): Calc. sulph. Useful in festering condition.
Sagittarius (22nd. November to 22nd. December): Silicea. Useful to nervy people, or against colds. Needed if the nails are soft and the hair brittle.
Capricorn (21st December to 20th January): Calc. phos. The bone-building salt, needed for anaemia, rickets, dental decay, digestive troubles and all forms of general debility. Very useful in convalescence.
Aquarius (20th January to 19th February): Natrum mur. For all watery discharges, eyestrain, sunstroke, etc.
Pisces (18th February to 20th March): Ferrum phos. Needed in all fevers and haemorrhages, as it is the great oxygen-carrier of the blood. A good precaution against colds.