Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell division leading to growth of abnormal tissues. It arises from both genetic and environmental factors. Cell multiplication is a normal physiologic process that occurs in almost all tissues and under many circumstances, such as response to injury, immune responses, or to replace cells that have died.
Normally the balance between proliferation and cell death is tightly regulated to ensure the integrity of organs and tissues. Mutations in DNA that lead to cancer appear to disrupt these orderly processes. The uncontrolled and often rapid proliferation of cells can lead to either a benign tumor or a malignant tumor (cancer). Benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body or invade other tissues, and they are rarely a threat to life. Malignant tumors can invade other organs, spread to distant locations and become life threatening. Cancer is a Moon disease, caused not only by retention of wastes but also morbid bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Cancer is a malignant disease.
Astrology and Cancer Links
Astrology can point to chronic health problems. Usually indicated by the Sun, Ascendant, 6th house and the signs associated with them indicates diseases and illnesses. Aspects made to the Sun and the Ascendant are very important. Neptune/Pisces association is prevalent with cancer diagnoses or other hard to diagnose illnesses until which time they are found. Jupiter can also be a cancer indicator when there is a tumor involved due to its association with excess growth. However, Pluto and Scorpio also are key players in the cancer arena.
It is found that men taking daily selenium or vitamin E experience a reduced incidence of prostate cancer. Daily use of tamoxifen, for up to 5 years, has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer in high-risk women. Cis-retinoic acid also has been shown to reduce risk of second primary tumors. Finasteride, an alpha-reductase inhibitor, has been shown to lower the risk of prostate cancer.
Moon in Health Matters
It has been postulated that breast cancer surgery performed during the waxing moon, or particularly at full moon, is associated with a poorer outcome. The luminaries Sun and Moon are the most important planets in your chart with regard to health. All manifestations of life depend upon the conversion of food into chemicals necessary for energy, structure and function. Essentially, our body is a flow system of nutrients in, and by-products and toxins out. A normal biological flow of ingestion and excretion maintains your balance and homeostasis. If this balance is upset then it results in deadly diseases like cancer.
Neptune in Cancer Cases
If Neptune is prevalent in the chart, look at its sign placement and be cognizant of changes in the area of the body ruled by that sign.
Pluto and Cancer
The difference between those who had a simple benign tumor and the malignant tumor appears to be the influence of Pluto in the natal chart. When the tumor was cancerous, the individual truly felt powerless and out of control. There seemed to be no way out. With the benign tumors, the individuals usually felt that they had some control and they could take action in eliminating the problem; they could see a clear way out of the situation. The development of breast cancer in women is rare with who were not experiencing Pluto transits or any serious anger issues. These women always recovered and there was little invasive surgery. This arises from congestion in the lymph – the root of this being dietary and a sedentary lifestyle.
Lance Armstrong- Cancer Survivor
Cancer- Saturn& Moon Combination
Cancer, the dreaded term for malignant growths and lumps, seems to be of unusually common occurrence in recent times. More people than ever before seem to be struck by the disease which is very fatal.
Saturn, Moon and the 6th, 8th and 12th houses seems to figure prominently in the charts of cancer patients.
Cancer is related to the Ascendant or its lord to the 6th, 8th & 12th house or their lords. These dusthans rule such traumatic situations or events as would change the entire course of one's life.
Saturn characterises of all that hardens, hinders, depletes, and suppresses would seem to be the best fitted planet to be associated with cancer. It also relates to the mental anguish and depression related to the diagnosis of cancer.
The Moon, ruling the mind, and also all the excretions in the body system would also fit well in this context. All lumps and tumors are nothing but the accumulations of secretions that have been clogged or otherwise prevented from normal movement.
A study of several charts of cancer patients has shown a link between Moon and Saturn. This link is found in the Navmasa Chart. The majority of cancer cases have the Moon-Saturn disposition. If Moon is afflicted by Saturn in Navamasa Chart by Saturn through posting, aspect or conjunction it indicate the disease of cancer.
Cancer Cure- Green tea
One of the most significant health benefits that green tea appears to provide is prevention against certain types of cancer. It is also being tested for treatment of certain types of cancer. Tea leaves naturally contain catechins.
Catechins belong to the flavan-3-ol class of flavonoids. EGCG is one of the many catechins contained in tea, and is considered to be the most powerful anti-oxidant.