Maladies and the Degrees of the Zodiac
By Mr Stellium.
(Reprinted here with his permission)
The list below shows the interpretations of ancient authorities on the degrees of the zodiac and their relationship to illness and other afflictions. Bear in mind that when these conclusions were reached, the practice of medicine was primitive compared to todays standards and death by violent means was much more common in those times. The ancients also tended to place an emphasis on the direful.
Also, the accuracy of this information is not known, which is why it would be good to discuss and debate on this forum.
The position of the fixed stars is as of the year 2000 (They move 1 degree every 72 years).
The fixed star Deneb Kaitos at 2 deg 35 is linked with sickness, misfortune, compulsory changes and self destruction by brutal force.
The 2nd degree is known for abscesses, the 6th jaundice and the 7th is known as "the degree of life and death".
The 14th degree for apoplexy (for the meaning of apoplexy, see here:
) or suicide, the 20th for abscesses and accidents (also electricity), the 26th for disorders of the lungs and the fixed star Vertex at 27 deg 51 is known for eye weakness or blindness, also a violent death. Mars is said to give red hair when in the 27th.
The 9th degree for Neurasthenia (see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurasthenia
), the fixed star Menkar at 14 deg 19 gives injury from animals (also loss of fortune), the 17th degree for appendicitis and the fixed star Capulus at 24 deg 12 is said to give defective eyesight.
The fixed star Agol at 26 deg 10 is reputed to be the most malefic of the fixed stars noted for violence, particularly to the head and neck, also burns. (One will overcome ones enemies if with the Sun, Moon or Jupiter).
The fixed star Alcoyne at 29 deg 59 is said to give accidents to the face or blindness from an illness. It is also said to give a strong libido.
The fixed star Hyades at 6 deg 52 is said to give mixed fortunes, injuries to the head by objects and impaired eyesight.
The fixed star Aldebaran at 9 deg 47 is said to have rulership over hands and fingers, and when afflicted to be conducive to pneumonia. In conjunction with Mars or Saturn, or either luminary, it was said by older astrolgers to presage a violent death.
The 9th degree for homicide, the 13th for accidents involving wheeled vehicles (also imitation and acting), the 14th for dumbness from impaired speech organs and the 17th for homicide.
The fixed star Bellatrix at 20 deg 57 is said to indicate defective eyesight when conjunct the Sun or Moon.
The fixed star Alinalam at 23 deg 28 is also said to give defective sight or blindness, also illness and a violent death.
The 23rd degree is said to involve the spine and the 25th a degree of neurasthenia.
The fixed star Betelgeuse at 28 deg 45 is said to cause accidents when in opposition (but honors when in conjunction, also a military star).
The 28th degree for tubrculosis of the lungs.
The 1st and 2nd are degrees of sight , so an affliction here may affect the sight.
The fixed star Alhena at 9 deg 06 is said to give accidents to the feet (also eminence in art).
The 11th degree is associated with cancer, alcoholism, but also a retentive memory.
The fixed star Sirius at 14 deg 05 is considered one of the most beneficial fixed stars conferring honor, fame, high office in government and great dignity - its only (minor) drawback is a connection with dog bites! Its very close neighbour, the fixed star Canopus at 14 deg 56 is connected to drowning when with an afflicted luminary (also leadership).
The 15th degree (the exaltation of Jupiter) is associated with suicide.
The fixed star Wasat at 18 deg 31 is associated with poisons and gases (also malevolance, violence and destructiveness).
When rising, the fixed star Castor at 20 deg 15 is said to give weakness, sometimes blindness or injuries to the face.
When rising, the fixed star Pollux at 23 deg 13 is said to give eye weakness, sometimes blindness,injuries to the face, wounds and imprisonment.
The fixed star Proycon at 25 deg 48, when with a malefic or afflicted luminary threatens trouble with and danger through liquids, water, gas, poisons or dog bites.
Homicide is associated with degrees 0 and 5, with aviation accidents also for the 5th. The 6th degree has to do with the sight.
The fixed star Praesaepe at 7 deg 20 is said to give blindness, especially of the left eye, ophthalmia, facial injuries, fevers, wounds when with an afflicted Moon, if with the Sun opposition Mars or ascendant a violent death.
The fixed star Asselus Australis at 8 deg 43 is said to give fevers (also quarrels and slander)
The 8th degree with hearing and the blood disorder anaemia. The 9th degree with bladder disorders and alcoholism.
18 to 22 degrees are of medical ability . The 19th degree for the back. 20 to 24 degrees are associated with homicide.
The 22nd degree for appendicitis and the 25th and 26th for alchohol problems.
The fixed star Adhafera at 27 deg 34 is connected to poisons and suicide (also criminal tendencies, but if rising riches and military preferment)
The fixed star Regulus is a royal star said to give honors and wealth but is also associated with ill health.
The 3rd degree for appendicitis, the 4th asthma and the 9th homicidal tendencies.
The fixed star Zosma at 11 deg 19 makes one fearful of poisoning, also egotistical and immoral.
The 22nd degree is also associated with appendicitis (also a military degree and hairdressers!)
The 25th degree is associated with cancer and the 26th with diabetes.
The 3rd degree for abscesses, the 5th for homicide and the 6th for digestive disorders and the 7th for sudden death.
The fixed star Vindematrix at 9 deg 57 is believed to give spinal trouble and heart trouble if conjunct Uranus.
The 27th degree is associated with consumption.
The 10th degree for neurasthenia, the fixed star South scale at 15 deg 05 is said to give ill health (also an untruthful and unforgiving nature), the 18th degree appendicitis and the 21st degree is associated with the bronchial tubes.
The fixed star Unukalhai at 22 deg 04 is associated with accidents and a danger of poisoning (also immorality).
On the contrary, the fixed star Agena at 23 deg 48 is said to give good health (also Universal respect, morality and refinement)
The 25th for alchoholism and dumbness.
The 7th degree is associated with the heart, the 9th homicide, the 12th accidents involving wheeled vehicles and the 14th for dumbness (also indecision)
The fixed star Aculeus at 25 deg 43, if conjunct or opposite an afflicted luminary or its afflicting planet, impaired eyesight or perhaps blindness.
The 25th for neurasthenia and the 28th for consumption.
The fixed star spiculum at 1 deg 03 was mentioned by ptolemy in connectin with blindness.
The 2nd is a degree or sight, the 3rd e medical degree, the 4th and 5th involve sleep and trance and the fixed star Facies at 8 deg 18 is connected with blindness or defective sight, illness and accidents (but also autocratic leadership).
The fixed star Manubrium at 14 deg 49 is associated with blindness from fire ir an explosion (also heroism and courage).
The 24th degree suicide and the 27th has to do with the hair.
Degrees 0 to 5 are connected to homicide, assassination if Mars is afflicted in the 12th degree.
The fixed star Ascella at 13 deg 38 is assosiated with bites from venomous creatures.
The 19th degree has to do with the back and the 25th is associated with alcoholism.
The fixed star SadalMelek at 3 deg 45 is associated with sudden destruction if an affliction here (also persecution).
The fixed star Markab at 23 deg 29 gives honor but also danger from fire, fever, cuts and blows.
The fixed star Scheat at 29 deg 22 is said to give extreme misfortune, suicide, drowning and perhps murder.
Ptolemy's Azmene degrees
According to Ptolemy, the following degrees are said to indicate lifelong infirmity if conjunct the Ascendent, ruler of the Ascendent, the Sun or Moon:
6 - 10 Taurus
9 - 13 Cancer
18, 27 and 28 Leo
19 and 28 Scorpio
1, 7, 8, 18, and 19 Sagittaruis
26 - 29 Capricorn
18 and 19 Aquarius.