Styles of Healers in the Chart
Nakshatras are a beautiful part of jyotish and are believed to be the first, early, and progenitor features of understanding the sky. Meaning "worshipped stars" and other things, they are smaller slivers of the sky than the constellations and contain potent mythology that holds true even in the everyday "real life". Let me give you two examples.
A friend has the lord of the tenth house of career, Venus, exalted in the third house of use of hands, but that is not all. The placement is in a smaller subset of degrees, a nakshatra, associated with woodworking. Sure enough, he has the unusual contemporary profession of being an ancient-style wood worker.
Another example is a client who has a very strong Jupiter in Revati (a nakshatra holding meaning of shepherding and timepieces as well as other things) as indicator for work colleagues. She works with people who shepherd subatomic particles and maintain the timings for the very massive machine doing the splitting. It is so cool to see these ancient indications expressed in very modern terms.
These mythically rich lanscapes of the zodiac hold many secrets, including, I feel, information about types and styles of healers!
ASHWINI the miracle worker
KRITTIKA the brilliant, incisive cook
PUSHYA the enveloping, nutrifying, nourishing mother
ASHLESHA the shakti-filled nurse
VIRGO (all 3 nakshatras) the thoracic specialist; the Hippocrates-style hygeinic, pure-minded and earnest doctor; the bodywork specialist
ANURADHA the mathematician
SHATABHISHAK the brilliant herbalism or pharmaceutically informed wizard who can heal difficult, mysterious illnesses as if one were "100 physicians" (the translation of the name)
UTTARA BHADRAPADA the monk
REVATI the shepherd
Does your chart show signs of being one of these types of healers?
Let us know, and feel free to ask if you would like your chart looked at for this purpose!
Renay Oshop - teacher, searcher, researcher, immerser, rejoicer, enjoying the interstices between Twitter, Facebook, and journals.