Sun in Aquarius, Medical Astrology, Part 1

Medical Astrology:  Sun in Aquarius Part 1 by Eileen Nauman, DHM, medical astrologer    Aquarius rules our calves and ankles.  In the lower leg, the tibia and fibula, the two bones that comprise that area of our body, are also under its rulership.  Internally, the great Saphaneous vein comes under Aquarius as well.  Most people do not realize it also has a sub-rulership over our eyes, as well.  Think of torn retina, glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration in regards to the eyes.  Cancer rules over the major sacs of the body, and the eyeballs are certainly that.  However, the rods and cones and retina, are co-ruled with Aquarius.  This sign also has a rulership over starch.  By opposite polarity, Aquarius is highly involved with the spinal column and the back.   The spinal cord itself falls under Aquarius rulership.  Usually, lower back and coccyx areas are more Aquarius than Leo.  Leo rules the spinal column too.

    Most astrologers know that Aquarius has ‘weak’ ankles or ankles that ‘turn.’  It’s not the only part of the leg, although the ankle tends to be the focal point.  The calf or lower leg has two major bones in it.  These can become fractured or broken.  Muscle cramping is often seen here and there can be a salt deprivation.  Aquarian’s usually crave salt.  Salt and potassium are needed in a particular balance within the body so that cramping does not occur.
Aquarian’s are what I call ‘low water drinkers.’  They don’t drink enough water during the day and consequently, their muscles begin to cramp; usually in the lower legs.
Because Uranus is the planet that rules Aquarius, the medical field widens to include not only the entire length of the spinal cord, but nerve synapses and the central nervous system.  Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, Lou Gerhig’s Disease, among others, occur under Aquarius.
There is a peculiarity to Aquarius that I have never seen in another zodiac sign.  Aquarian’s love pasta and bread.  They over eat on this food group.  Consequently, the starch from the pasta, potatoes and bread actually steal oxygen away from them.  Oxygen is needed to break down the foods we ingest.  And more oxygen is needed to break down starches.  Consequently, after a meal, it’s not surprising to see the Aquarian drop off to sleep for a nap–at any age, not just when they are elderly.
    Aquarian’s are ‘meat and potatoes’ people and they aren’t usually considered risk taking gourmets who delight in eating the off beat and unusual.   Just give them the same meals night after night and they’re in heaven.  Being a fixed sign, Aquarian’s are at their best when they’re in their rut routine.  However, since Uranus rules this sign, many of these people are found in chaos off and on throughout their lives.
THE ANKLE
This illustration shows how important the ligaments and tendons are to keeping the ankle properly aligned with the rest of our leg and body.
    Most people don’t think the ankle is much to be concerned with.  Most of us, however, have had a “sprained ankle” and figure out very quickly that this little spot on our body holds a lot of power over us.  The ankle is a hinge of sorts.  However, the joint has to be stable enough to handle 1.5 times your body weight at a WALK.  It has to handle up to eight times your body weight when you run.  So this much ignored piece of our anatomy is far more important than most ever realize.
Here is a good illustration showing bones, ligaments and tendons associated with the ankle.
    There’s tendons, ligaments and muscles that keep and support the ankle working properly.  The ankle joint is formed by the connection of three different bones.  The ankle bone itself is called the Talus.  From the lower leg, the tibia (shin bone to most of us) and the fibula (the smaller bone in the lower leg) come downwards.  Then, at the bottom, the Talus sits on the calcareous or heel bone.
    The Talus is the hinge function inside the socket that allows our foot to move up and down.  And inside the join the bones are covered with a slick material called articular cartilage and it is bout one quarter of an inch thick.  This allows the bones to move smoothly against one another (just as the knee joint is covered with a similar material).
This illustration shows various bone structures of our ankle
    The ligaments (soft tissue that attach bone to bone) are similar to tendons.  The difference is that tendons attached muscles to the bone.  The thickness of either determines the strength and how much pressure/weight it can hold.  There is a ligaments on both sides of the ankle.  If you study the images you’ll see there are quite a few of them in place.  Another duty of the ligaments is to help form part of the joint capsule.  This watertight sac forms around all joints in our body.
    The ankle joint is supported by tendons.  The largest one that is well known is the Achilles tendon.  And if it doesn’t work, we aren’t going to walk, run or jump.  This vital tendon attaches itself to the calf muscles of our lower leg and attaches to the heel bone.  It allows us to raise up on our toes.
    The Posterior tibial tendon is attached to smaller muscles in the calf to the underside of our foot.  This helps support the ARCH and allows us to turn our foot inward.  I’m sure you’ve heard of “flat feet.”  This is an Aquarian and Pisces function.  Because the main tendon responsible for it is the ankle which is ruled by Aquarius.  However, the arch is in the foot itself.  So you have a continuing connection between these to pieces of anatomy that is shared by these two zodiac signs.
     All the motion of our ankle is because of the stronger muscles located in our calf or lower leg.  Two major muscles, the gastrocnemius and soleus are in the calf and they connect down to the heel bone (calcaneous) by the Achilles tendon.
Our ankles get blood from arteries that pass by the ankle on the way down to the rest of the foot.  One in particular, the dorsalis pedis, runs in front of the ankle to the top of our foot.  You can place your two fingers lightly upon it and actually feel your pulse.  EMT’s and paramedics always use this spot to determine if circulation is good or not to the lower body.
Someone with a Saturn, Uranus or Neptune in Aquarius and have three or more hard aspect to it, may well have ankle issues sometime in their life.  Besides a sprained ankle, you can break an ankle.  Also, Aquarian’s tend toward ‘weak’ ankles that don’t support their weight.  Calcium “heel spurs”  in the calcaneous area, may crop up and be very painful.
Next Week:  The Calf or Lower LegIMAGES:
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Ankle anatomy
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two views of ankle anatomy
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partial ankle presentation

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