Saturn represents the skeleton, skin and teeth. It is associated with maturation and aging. Illnesses are chronic. Recuperation is obstructed. Depression is common. Poor blood supply is indicated together with slowed functioning and progressive atrophy of body processes and structures.
Saturn finds itself in Aquarius and this sign is associated with the lower legs especially the calf muscle and ankle. Blood circulation is important, so too the oxygen exchange in the cells. Body pulsations are regulated by the electrical charge in and outside the cells. This depends on the relative proportions of sodium and potassium ions. Potassium should be dominant internally and sodium externally. Sodium should be ionised with positive potentials and potassium negative. To keep cells healthy a mechanism needs to transport potassium into cells and sodium out. In a sick body – cancer – this mechanism is not working effectively. Diseases associated with this sign include circulation problems, cold sweats, spasmodic movements, Asperger’s type syndromes, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s like conditions.
Uranus represents the co-ordination of bodily activities and the rhythmical pulsating of bodily functions. Everything that is alive pulsates – the heart, breathing and digestion. Spasmodic is the word most associated with Uranus and indicates that these natural rhythms are disrupted. When one part of the system is disrupted the entire system is affected.
Uranus finds itself in Taurus. This sign is associated with the principles of accumulation and the ability to maintain stability and rhythm in the body. Taurus is associated with the neck, throat, thyroid gland, voice, medulla oblongata of the brain and middle ear. The thyroid gland regulates metabolic rate and controls cardiac output and heart rate. At the base of the skull is the portion of the brain stem known as the medulla oblongata. This contains vital reflex centres for heart rate, muscle tone of blood vessels and the respiratory reflex centre for breathing. Injury to this part of the brain is often fatal. This part of the brain is the oldest part and often referred to as the reptilian brain. Its impulses are instinctual and ritualistic. It is concerned with the fundamental need of survival. The emotions of love, hate, fear, lust are all housed here. When we are out of control with anger and rage our reptilian brain has over ridden our rational brain. Diseases associated with Taurus include thyroid problems, heart conditions and cancerous tumours.