medical astrology

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medical astrology

Also known as astrological diagnosis, this is the use of astrology to aid the diagnosis and treatment of illness.
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The melancholic tendencies of geniuses need to be treated, whether by iatromathematics, pharmacology, magic, or diet, and Ficino focuses on foods that best serve the intellect.
The rather late date of these tablets dealing with zodiology or iatromathematics and comparable texts of the Hellenistic Near East leaves room for speculation about a possible tradition.