Every type of astrology is based on the idea that planets and signs represent different elements in our lives, but the actual things they represent will be very different when comparing a relationship horoscope to a horoscope of a building for example. In a similar manner, while Venus and Mars may represent men and women in a natal horoscope, from the point of view of medical astrology they will also represent arteries and veins, muscles and kidneys, eye lenses and red blood cells, etc.
In this regard, medical astrology is just as complicated as any other field of medicine, requiring years and even decades to study and countless hours of practice in order to gain a grasp at its vast potential. On a more positive note, certain aspects such as the relationship of planets to the human body can be successfully summarized and used to better understand astrological charts.
So what do the planets represent in relation to the human body?
Anatomically, the Sun represents the lower chambers of the heart, the stomach and the acid inside it, the muscles and the cartilages of the spine, the eye corneas, the body temperature and metabolic rate regulation, mineral absorption and certain ‘male’ hormones such as dihydrotestosterone.
The influence of the Sun on appearance includes a symmetrical, attractive face, a reddish or golden brownish hue to the skin, eyes and\or hair, thick hair and\or beard which are often curly, baldness, gray hair and wrinkles at a relatively early age, lower than average height and a medium, muscular build.
Psychologically, the Sun represents self-esteem and self-respect, ambitiousness and self-confidence, and the level of creative intelligence.
For further information please visit “Sun-Sol-Shamash-Surya – King of the planets”
Anatomically, the Moon represents the brain and spinal fluid, the chest and the milk glands, the womb, the upper chambers of the heart, fluid regulation and the menstrual cycle, as well as certain ‘regulating’ hormones like melatonin.
Aesthetically, the Moon’s influence includes a rounded face and full cheeks, a lighter skin tone with darker hair and eyes, baldness, gray hair and wrinkles at a relatively old age if at all, more pronounced curves and larger than average breasts in women, medium or slightly taller than average height and a relatively thick build.
Psychologically, the Moon represents emotions and emotional stability, caring and compassion, and the level of emotional intelligence.
For further information please visit “Moon-Luna-Yareah-Chandra – Queen of planets”
Anatomically, Mercury represents the airways and the lungs, the tongue and the vocal cords, the inner ear and the eardrum, the hands and fingers, the skin and the somatic nervous system, as well as certain ‘connective’ hormones such as dopamine.
Aesthetically, Mercury’s influence includes a symmetric and youthful face, a lighter skin, hair and eye color, baldness, gray hair and wrinkles at a relatively old age if at all, medium or slightly taller than average height and a relatively thin build.
Psychologically, Mercury represents concentration and attention, communication and linguistic skills, short term memory, the capacity to handle information overloads, and the level of associative and linguistic intelligence.
For further information please visit “Mercury-Nabu-Hama-Budha – Prince of the planets”
Anatomically, Venus represents the lenses and sclerae of the eyes, the nose, lips and taste buds, the ovaries and kidneys, the eggs and sperm, the female sexual organ, saliva and lubricating fluids, the urinary ducts and bladder, the veins and the lymphatic system, as well as certain ‘female’ hormones such as estrogen.
Aesthetically, the influence of Venus includes a delicate, slightly thinner than average face, a darker eye and hair tone, curly hair and occasional excess of body hair, baldness, gray hair and wrinkles at a relatively old age if at all, medium or slightly shorter than average height and a medium or relatively thin build.
Psychologically, Venus represents both aesthetic and culinary tastes, sexual preferences, the ability to enjoy the senses, the ability to compromise and agree with others, and the level of interpersonal intelligence.
For further information please visit “Venus-Ishtar-Noga-Shukra –Princess of the planets”
Anatomically, Mars represents the red muscles and the arteries, blood in general and red blood cells in particular, bone marrow and the gall bladder, the arms, the male sex organ and certain ‘male’ hormones such as testosterone.
Aesthetically, the influence of Mars includes a slender face, often with prominent cheekbones, a reddish or golden brown hue to the skin, hair and eyes, thin hair and beard but sometimes with excess body hair, baldness, gray hair and wrinkles at a relatively young age, lower than average height and a lean but muscular build, relatively small breasts in women.
Psychologically, Mars represents determination and survival instincts, courage and risk taking, fight or flight response, sexual drive, rage and aggression, and the level of logical-mathematical intelligence.
For further information please visit “Mars-Nergal-Maadim-Mangala – General of the planets”
Anatomically, Jupiter represents the digestive system in general and the liver in particular, the white muscles, the stomach and the fat deposits of the body, the legs and in particular the thighs, the immune system, as well as certain ‘connective’ hormones such as serotonin and certain anabolic hormones like HGH.
Aesthetically, the influence of Jupiter includes a square jawed, sculpted face with full cheeks, a lighter eye, hair and skin tone, lush hair and\or beard but sometimes with excess body hair, baldness, gray hair and wrinkles at a relatively old age if at all, more pronounced curves and larger than average breasts in women, taller than average height and a relatively thick and muscular build.
Psychologically, Jupiter represents values and beliefs, the ability to trust others, optimism and overall happiness, literacy and long term memory, and the level of spatial and existential intelligence.
For further information please visit “Jupiter-Marduk-Zedek-Brihaspati – Teacher of the planets”
Anatomically, Saturn represents teeth and bones, cartilage and joints, hair and nails, colon and anus, commensal flora and fauna, various disabilities, and certain catabolic hormones such as cortisol.
Aesthetically, the influence of Saturn includes a long face and protruding bones, a darker eye, hair and skin tone, thin hair and\or beard with baldness at an older age if at all, but with wrinkles and graying earlier than usual, taller than average height and a narrow and slender build.
Psychologically, Saturn represents habits and routines, worries and fears, survival instincts, the willingness to do whatever necessary, the level of street smarts and in certain cases low IQ and mental disabilities.
For further information please visit “Saturn-Ninurta-Shabtai-Shani – Judge of the planets”
The shadow planet Rahu mainly represents the foreign and unusual, such as genetic disorders, mutations, scars, implants and prosthetics. It also represents various body modifications such as skin paints, hair dyes, piercings, tattoos, grafts, contact lenses etc. Psychologically, Rahu represents fantasies, illusions, delusions and hallucinations, as well as various mental disorders.
For further information please visit “North Node, Rahu, Caput Draconis – Vanguard of the planet”
The shadow planet Ketu mainly represents the autonomous nervous system, basal ganglia, genes and genetic inheritance, genetic disorders and vestigial organs. Psychologically, Ketu represents sleep and unconsciousness, apathy and detachment, the subconscious mind, instincts, inherent aptitude and talent, habits and addictions, nervous ticks and phobias.
For further information please visit “South Node, Ketu, Cauda Draconis – Archivist of the planets”