Since the times of Babylon and Egypt, Jews have kept knowledge of astrology in their confidential doctrines. Astrology in the Middle Ages re-blossomed due, in large part, to the works of the Jewish scientists of the Alexandria School. Many works on astrology have been deeply penetrated by the Jewish mysticism. Thus, astrology, once again, was presented to Medieval Europe. Faculties of astrology have been founded at universities in Cordoba and Toledo, in which students from every part of the continent studied the science of the stars. Astrology was recognized in all countries, classes, and trades and by leading minds of the Europe of that period. It was blossoming time for astrology. Not only researchers, but also kings, Popes and the titled persons became adherents of astrology. When Catherine de’ Medici (1519-1589) arrived to France as the wife of Henry II (1519-1559), she brought with her a staff of leading astrologists of Florence. She never made any decision without their advice. Among Ekaterina’s consults was Michel d5 Nostredame (1503-1566), the doctor-astrologist who successfully treated victims of a plague in 1546. He was a Jew who converted into Christianity. Later, he became known for his predictions under the Latin form of his name, “Nostradamus.”
Doctors and surgeons of that time left countless works on the themes of astro-medicine. These works are not only priceless by their content, but also because they provide vital information about the medical properties of many herbs. Unfortunately, because of the continuation of the blind biases of traditional researchers, this literature is not accessible to many modern students. Manuscripts and books are under lock-and-key in library archives of the European museums, at universities and in the Vatican. At the end of 18 centuries, use of astrology in diagnostics and treatments has vanished from the practice of traditional medicine, in spite of its proven history of success. It has all but disappeared, publicly, at least.
Astrology would demand that if a doctor will not familiarize him/herself with the horoscope of their patient before treatment, it would be necessary in most cases to investigate that of the doctor. To learn when and where the doctor was born is not necessarily so easy, but it can agree with your rational promptings. Experts of astro-medicine tell us that if there is no star harmony between the patients and the doctor, recovery can be incomplete or, in some cases, will not occur at all. In such cases it is necessary careful choose another doctor.
Copyright Rachel Madorsky