Good one, WanderGeist. If you check all the books written by your author, Oscar Hofman, you will find a lot concering Metallurgy, which is met·al·lur·gy ˈmetlˌərjē/ noun: metallurgy 1. the branch of science and technology concerned with the properties of metals and their production and purification. (re: Elements, such as LeadIronSteel).
I noticed this description included PURIFICATION, which is a great word for any sign. Ta…(="
I put this book on my wish list: Classical Medical Astrology – Healing with the Elements
Here a very comprehensive book:
Medical Astrology: Healing for the 21st Century by Marcia Starck, $22.00
Contents: Foreword by Jeff Jawer; Introduction; 1. History of Medical Astrology; 2. Analyzing the Horoscope: Elements & Quadruplicities; 3. Planets; 4. Signs & Houses; 5. Asteroids, Chiron, Moon’s Nodes; 6. Declinations & Fixed Stars; 7. Midpoints; 8. Progressions, Transits & Eclipses; 9. Diseases of the Immune System; 10. Metabolic Diseases 11. Gastrointestinal Problems; 12. Cardiovascular Diseases; 13. Gynecological Problems; 14. Eyes; 15. Arthritis; 16. Alcoholism & Drug Addiction; 17. Cancer; 18. AIDS & HIV Infections; 19. Neuromuscular Diseases: Multiple Sclerosis; 20. Neurodegenerative Diseases: Parkinson’s & Altzheimer’s; Attention Deficit Disorder; 22. Bipolar Disorder; 23. Schizophrenia; 24. Electional Charts.
Appendices: A. Calculation of Midpoints; B. Anatomical Meaning of Zodiacal Degrees; C. Astrological Birth Control; D. Decumbiture Charts; E. Supplement Recommendations; F. Herbal Recommendations. Bibliography: General astrology; Medical astrology; Health & healing.
Comment: A fascinating discussion of medical astrology, based on the author’s many decades of observation & research (this is her third book). For each of the many topics (listed above), the author supplies case histories, horoscope analysis, specific midpoints, transits & progressions, as well as suggestions for specific supplements & herbs. Appendix B: Anatomical Meaning of Zodiacal Degrees, is based on the work of Mary Vohryzek (out of print, alas). The descriptions bear a casual relationship to the work of C.E.O. Carter (Encyclopedia of Psychological Astrology). Starck lists Carter’s book in her bibliography, but apparently did not see the connections. All-in-all an essential & classic book.
Earth Medicine Press, 335 pages.
Here few more:
Encyclopaedia of Medical Astrology – H.L. Cornell, Weiser, Astrology Classics, hardcover
How to Give an Astrological Health Reading – Diane Cramer, AFA
Encyclopaedia of Psychological Astrology – C.E.O. Carter, Astrology Classics
The Astrological Judgement and Practice of Physick , deducted from the position of the Heavens at the decumbiture of the sick person – Richard Saunders, Astrology Classics
Astrological Judgement of Diseases from the Decumbiture of the Sick, and, Urinalia – Nicholas Culpeper, Astrology Classics
I can recommend the Robert Carl Jansky’s book Astrology, Nutrition and Health .
Seven chapters are available now, beginning with Chapter One. This book is a MUST READ for any astrologer and any reader interested even remotely in the astrology of nutrition and health. No modern writer to date has such accurate insights on the subject.
Jansky combined his interest in these topics with a strong background and training in biochemistry, also his father’s life work, and this no doubt contributed to his obtaining, wearing, and never losing the championship belt of the Father of Medical Astrology.
Robert Jansky was a pioneer in the realm of medical astrology, and his work has not been touched, rivaled, nor neared by any other writer since, including names like Omar Garrison, Noel Tyl, even Charles E.O. Carter.