I’m a newbie subscriber (last year) from the Philippines. Thanks to my friend Anjeline de Dios who introduced me to mysticmedusa.com, I’m now a full fledged scorpio-taurus healer-housewitch running a healing space here in our hometown! I am now looking into purchasing the 2year subsc with free access to astro hacks! Yipee!
Anyway, the reason why I’m writing you is connected to Eclipses and lunar transitions. As a brief background, I grew up with open channels of intuition, which scared my mom to the point of shunning it. It resulted with me developing migraines, like really bad ones (head banging and throwing up was my childhood habit). It was that worse. Finally, I embraced whatever “gift” about four years ago, quit my corpo job, and went full time healer. In less than 6 months, the migraines decreased to a bare minimum. In a year, I hardly get one.
Then about 2015, the migraines started coming back. I don’t have any idea of the cause (believe me, I tried). It’s just that I notice that I would get the worst of it during eclipses or nearing lunar transitions (new moon and full moon). I’ve been to a lot of healing sessions, and I genuinely think it has helped decrease the severity of it. I’ve also went to doctors and found nothing wrong. Even my eyes are okay (not perfect, but okay). So I’m taking my chances on an astro explanation of some sort. I am Scorpio Sun, Gemini Moon and Taurus rising (if this helps). I just want to know if there is anything astro could give to help me with this “lunacy”. 🙂
Thank you in advance!
Thank you for such a fascinating question. Now, obviously with anything of this nature, it is always good to get a total work-up from a scientific naturopath/integrative physician to really get to the core of what is going on with your digestion, biochemistry and all. Could there have been a dietary change in 2015 – sulphites, a s-load more gluten than usual? A strange prescription drug that did not fit with your system. Medically, it is apparently not a single disorder as such but definitely indicative of increased electrical activity in the brain, with varying results.
But there is a huge body of lore around astrology – specifically the Moon – and certain ailments, particularly the epilepsy spectrum. In olden times, people having epileptic fits were said to be “moonstruck.” And this association crosses so many different cultures, from the Old Testament bible and the Ancient Greek philosopher healers through to Hindu/Ayurvedic medicine. I know there are some T.C.M. people lurking in the comments here – is there a Traditional Chinese theory around it?
And if you scroll down the list of famous people with epilepsy here, there is a fascinating precis of the theories around it being linked to ‘cosmic consciousness’ and mystical experiences.
Astrologically, i can’t see it being “the Moon.” I can see how if you have a highly wired Moon, a Full Moon or Eclipse could set off more energy and in sensitive folk this could be a trigger but it needs research that would be a blend of proper scientific practice and informed astrology, hard to come by such experiments!
However, i had a year of both migraines and seizures with no apparent cause – it was the year that Neptune squared my Sun exact. So there is another suspect. I was told when young that my Aquarius Rising/Mars-Uranus in the 8th House combo would make me extra electrical and it’s true, i get shocks off anything metal and can sometimes even just give off little sparks – i feel little buzzes in my brain on occasion and get out of body experiences during acupuncture.
But it was the major Neptune transit that coincided with my year of neuro-hell and the whole thing died down as soon as Neptune left “town.” And i have to say, the feeling right before a seizure or a migraine occurs is uncanny as fuq – can anyone else relate to it? I believe they call it an “aura” and it absolutely feels intensely spiritual – albeit spooky. Or is that just symptomatic of increased brain activity?
So based on my own experience and with the absolute recommendation that if doctors are not able to explain/fix this thus far, you branch out to a gifted T.C.M. practitioner, osteopath and/or naturopath, i would suspect Neptune as key astral culprit here…doing something funky with your Gemini Moon. It is also true that Taurus Rising folk seem to do best with a solid food routine – you people mediate life via your gut & as much as your Gemini Moon may enjoy gallivanting around trying different restaurants and all, Taurus Rising is thrives off Regime.
But what does everyone else think?
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