Sun in Capricorn, Medical Astrology, Part 2

Medical Astrology:  Sun in Capricorn Part 2 by Eileen Nauman, DHM, medical astrologer

The gallbladder is a unique organ in our body.  It sits beneath the lobes of the liver and assists the stomach in the digestion of food.  It stores and concentrates the bile which is produced by the liver.  You might say the gallbladder is nothing more than a place to store bile.  Bile, which is a dark green color, aids in the breaking down of fats.  The gallbladder spasms and shoots the bile into the small upper intestine (the duodenum) as food comes through that area.   The more fat in the food, the more bile is released.  The gallbladder is a sac located under the liver. It stores and concentrates bile produced in the liver. Bile aids in the digestion of fats, and is released from the gallbladder into the upper small intestine (duodenum) in response to food (especially fats).

This is the gallbladder when it’s not full of bile.  It’s pretty pedestrian looking.  It hides beneath the largest organ in our body–our liver.

I can’t count the times I ran on ‘heart attack’ calls from our volunteer fire department in West Point, Ohio, only to find out it was a gallbladder attack.  Ask anyone who has had one of these attacks, and they will tell you it’s miserable–and frightening.

About 80% of our ‘heart attack’ calls were gallbladder attacks.  There can be shortness of breath, pain up or down the right arm, pressure or pain in one shoulder blade or the other, heartburn, heart palpitations.  You may experience pain or pressure beneath your sternum (breast bone).    There may be nausea or even vomiting involved.  The pain can last a few minutes to several hours.  It does mirror a heart attack in many ways and only a professional can tell you which it might be.   Don’t choose to do your own guess on this.   If you have those types of symptoms, call 911.  Better to be safe than sorry.

Capricorn rules the gallbladder.  And it is a sac in the body, so there is a Cancer secondary rulership of this organ, as a result.    A couple of problems can arise with the gallbladder.   There can be fat-created stones that grow and multiply within the gallbladder itself.  Or, a gallstone can partially or completely block the bile duct.   Anything that slows down or obstructs the bile being released from the gallbladder comes under the medical heading of :  gallbladder disease. Besides having stones in it, or a stone partially or completely blocking the bile duct, this organ can become inflamed or become infected, also.  Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder and  Cholelithiasis  means your gallbladder has a gallstone(s) in it.

Here is the anatomy of the gallbladder and it is “opened up” so you can see it.  Otherwise, it is hiding beneath the lobes of the liver.

Here are symptoms of a gallbladder in distress:

* Abdominal fullness or gas
* Abdominal pain that is:
o Severe
o Located on the right side (right upper quadrant) or in the upper middle of the abdomen (epigastric)
o Decreased over 12 to 18 hours in uncomplicated cases
o Recurrent or similar to pain in past
o Occurring after meals
o Worse during deep intake of breath
o Radiating to back or below the right shoulder blade
o Worse after eating or drinking fatty foods or fluids
* Chest pain under the breastbone
* Chills and shaking
* Fever
* Heartburn
* Nausea and vomiting

Here is a gallbladder cut in half so you can see how many fat-bearing ‘stones’ are in it!  This is a lot.  I can only imagine the pain and misery this person went through having so many in the organ.

The gallbladder sort of looks like a lean pear when empty.  However, as it fills with bile, it can take on a more pear shaped appearance.   And the more stones in it, it can truly be round and much larger than it should be.  The medical world considers the gallbladder as a non-vital organ.  Of course, they said the same thing about the appendix, too, and they were wrong.   I don’t think any organ should be removed on the grounds that it isn’t vital to the body.   Our body wouldn’t have a gallbladder init if it didn’t need it.  Sometimes I think body intelligence far outweighs human intelligence when it comes to this type of thing.

Interestingly, gallbladder disease affects more women than men.  Risk factors for it are those who use contraceptive drugs, obesity, high cholesterol, or have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

Here is another view of a poor gallbladder filled with fat-bearing ‘stones.’

As a medical astrologer, I’m always trying to look at ways to help relieve suffering.   Back in the 1980’s, I created what I termed “stone melting” recipe for those who had gallbladder problems.  It has worked like a charm.  And it has worked 90% of the time.   Talk it over with your health practitioner because if you’re staring at potential surgery, this recipe just might help you avoid it:

Melting Gallbladder Stones Formula by Eileen Nauman
C E. Nauman, 1985

MELTING GALLSTONES NATURALLY–do NOT use this recipe if you have HEART issues.

If it is an ‘acute’ case (lasting seven days or less)  where the person is in pain or has been suffering recent attacks:

Talk to your physician or health practitioner about this program beforehand and get their approval to use it–FIRST.  With physician approval, daily, take the following for no more than 30 days.

After 30 days you should definitely notice a difference in your symptoms.  If you do not: then this program is not going to work for you and you should stop.

To go beyond the 30-day limit, talk to your doctor FIRST.  You can go up to 60 or 90 days on this program, dependent upon your physician’s approval and monitoring.  Do not ever go over 90 days on this program.  Most cases are cleared in the first thirty days.

ALWAYS take vitamins shortly after each meal–the most stomach juices are available at that time.  Do NOT take on empty stomach, you may get nauseous.

Vitamin E (D-alpha tocopherol only), 400 IU’s, lunch and dinner

Vitamin F (fatty acids–if you can’t find capsule form, use olive oil–1 tsp per meal), capsule form, lunch and dinner

Lecithin, capsule form (oil type or you can use granules if you choose), lunch and dinner

This combination can ‘melt’ gallstones in 30 to 90 days–although in  30 days you should see definite improvement in your symptoms.  If you do not see any changes in your symptoms after one month–STOP this program; it’s not for you.

It is best to take these vitamins AFTER your main meals of the day, not before them.

CHRONIC CASE (this means it is an ongoing condition that has lasted over 7 days)

Take Daily:

1 Vit. E  (D-alpha tocopherol 400 i.u.’s only) daily, noon meal

1 Vitamin F  (fatty acids–if you can’t find, use olive oil–1 tsp per meal) daily,  noon meal

1 Lecithin (oil type capsule or you can use the granule form if you choose), noon meal

NOTE:  No matter whether your symptoms are chronic or acute, people with heart problems MUST consult their cardiologist first before taking ANY form of Vitamin E.  If you aren’t sure–go to your physician and check FIRST before applying this program to your symptoms.

Next Week:  Sun in Aquarius

gallballader with stones
Gallbladder with stones 2
healthy gallbladder
gallballder location anatomically

HELP AND HOMEOPATHY by Eileen Nauman and Gail Derin:

Copyright Eileen Nauman 2009.  (NOTE: RSS feed websites can use a few paragraphs of my blog with my permission on their website)
Contact:  Visit her website at: