Surgery Dates, Conception, and other Lunar tips

June 5, 2011 § 102 Comments

I receive many emails about selecting surgery dates, so here is some general info:

NEW MOON: The WAXING Moon occurs during the two weeks starting at the new Moon that builds up to the full Moon. This waxing Moon is the time for surgery to ADD (not remove) something to your body, like a new hip, heart valve, or a breast implant for a cancer survivor. So schedule operations to add on the new Moon or during the next nine days after the new Moon.

FULL MOON: Avoid scheduling surgeries or operations of any kind on or close to a FULL Moon. Bruising and swelling is much greater on a full Moon. Like sap rising in a tree or the powerful ocean tides, fluids rise on the full Moon. Avoid surgery three days before or three days after the full Moon because of the full Moon’s strong influence.

DARK MOON: The WANING Moon occurs during the two weeks after the full Moon, as the Moon wanes down. This is the time for surgery to REMOVE something from your body, such as a cyst or tumor. So schedule operations to remove starting three days after the full Moon, or during the last week and a half as the Moon wanes down.

More MOONY medical info:

MENSTRUATION: Egg in the light. Bleed in the dark.
Ovulate on the full Moon. Figure out when you menstruate and get your body in sync to produce your egg when the Moon is full.
Menstruate on the dark Moon, preferably on the balsamic Moon, the last day or two of the lunar cycle. This is the quiet time to rest, release your blood, and honor your body. Then you’ll know when you’ll be menstruating so you can plan quiet restful time for your menses during the last days of the lunar cycle. Plan travel and other events, such as athletic meet, on or near the full Moon.

CONCEPTION: Girl or Boy?
A child conceived while the Moon is in a water or earth sign will be female. Water signs are Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio. Earth signs are Virgo, Capricorn, and Taurus.
A child conceived while the Moon is in a fire or air sign will be male. Fire signs are Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo. Air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Every day I tweet the Moon signs on my twitter account, so just follow at astrologytweet.

ENTERTAIN, WED, CELEBRATE all under the light of the Moon:
Celebrations are best on the full Moon, or as close to the full Moon as possible. Having an art opening or party? The best attendance will be on a full Moon. An event held on a dark Moon at the end of the lunar cycle will attract only a few people.


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§ 102 Responses to Surgery Dates, Conception, and other Lunar tips

  • Jennifer London says:

    Thankyou for all of your Moon Wisdom! As a Moon~in~Cancer Girl, I’m definitely always my happiest, most creative, and most energized when the Moon is Full! I love your new mobile site! Love, Jennifer

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Thanks Jennifer. So nice to hear from you. Yes, we Water-sign sensitives are so influenced by Mother Moon. And keep reading your tarot cards! You’ve got it.

      • Anna says:

        Dear Susan! Are cosmetic surgeries allowed during the waning moon in aries? Thanks πŸ™‚

      • Susan Levitt says:

        Dear Anna,

        The Waning Moon is an excellent time for surgery. The more waning the better. Just be sure to avoid times that are on, or close to, the full Moon.

        Moon in Aries is not the best sign for healing. Instead an Earth sign is more favorable such as Moon in Virgo, Capricorn, or Taurus.

        But Aries can bring a quick healing. Aries rules the head so take care of your head.

        Do your surgery sooner than later in this Fire Monkey year, so no procrastinating.

        Good luck with your healing,


  • Christy says:

    hello…great article. I am planning a surgery to remove cartilage from my hip joint and the doc will then replace the cartilage with new tissue either from another part of my leg or even possibly from a cadaver. since its a remove and an add surgery what do you suggest is a best moon time. still waxing?
    thank u so much!

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Christy,
      Yes, do this surgery on the WAXING MOON if you have a choice about it. You want the new cartilage to bond and settle in place, getting stronger on the full Moon. Massage it, sing to it, and make it feel at home in the new location of your body. On a dark waxing Moon new cartilage might not take or need to be replaced. And don’t be freaked out by tissue from a cadaver. It’s recycling and reusing, very good ecological management. Good luck!

  • Lynn says:

    I am scheduled to have a cyst removed from my breast (February 10). In looking at your information, I am considering moving the date…as from your information this would not be the best date. I have the choice of February 6 or February 18. What are your thoughts?

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Feb 18th better AFTER the full Moon on the 14th.
      When adding to the body, schedule surgery during the waxing Moon phases building up to the full Moon.
      Avoid surgery on or near the full Moon.
      When removing from the body like your cyst, schedule surgery during the waning Moon phases winding down from the full Moon.
      Good luck!

  • ebru says:

    I read somewhere waxing moon is not good for surgery because of blood and scare issues
    I am planing breast implant for estetique reason .
    Could you pls tell me if still waxing moon is good for surgery and when moon other sign than cancer ?

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Sister,
      The waxing Moon can bring blood and scar IF scheduled too close to the full Moon.
      Be sure to schedule on or very close to the new Moon or crescent Moon. On or after the first quarter Moon could be too late as energy builds to the full Moon. Be sure to avoid the gibbous Moon and of course the full Moon for surgery. (The eight lunar phases are new, crescent, first quarter, gibbous, full, disseminating, last quarter, and balsamic.) Good luck.

    • Susan Levitt says:

      P.S. Virgo Moon is always the nicest for operations of any kind. Usually Scorpio Moon is avoided.

  • Amy says:

    Having laparoscopy with tubal ligation march 17, 2015 is this a good time based on Moon signs? Almanac says sign is in the legs and Aquarius which seems ok. Couldn’t decide about the moon phase… please advise

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Amy,

      Moon-wise, this is ideal. But it’s Saint Patrick’s day so no one wants to focus on work!
      Can you pick another date? If not, schedule in the morning. Earlier is better.

      From now on, avoid surgery on any type of holiday, especially Halloween because people are in costume and not serious about work.
      Avoid too close to Christmas because people are focused on shopping and other holiday preoccupations.

      Avoid the day after New Years when people are hung over, and the eve of Thanksgiving when people want to rush out and get last minute items. Maybe even avoid Friday afternoons when some employees are already out the door, or want to be, especially in summer.

      Good luck,


      • Amy says:

        Could do 16th but won’t be early, have several cases in front of me. The 17th will be early and the only case for the day… is this a waxing or waining moon phase as the 20th appears to be a new moon? Thank you for your advice πŸ™‚

      • Susan Levitt says:

        For your surgery dates: March 16 is good any time of day. So is March 17 early. Either date works.
        These dates are during the waning Moon, waning down to the new Moon eclipse on March 20, 2015.

  • Misty says:

    Hi, I am fascinated and gradually learning about the moon and her influence. Last year I needed to have two wisdom teeth pulled and I timed my surgery two days before the new moon, (it was in Gemini, which I’d read was not necessarily the best, but not nearly as bad as Aries or Taurus would be for this). Beyond drinking some strong ginger tea, I didn’t even need any other painkillers after the surgery (I did have a localized anesthetic for the procedure of course), went for a walk to get groceries that evening, and felt fine the next day!

    I need to have two bottom molars removed and in am planning to have implants placed. The molars have had a rough history with fillings and seem to have finally died, going out with an infection I am clearing.

    I am not sure yet what my oral surgeon will say regarding whether this be done on the same day or two separate visits. If he thinks it would work best to do on two separate occasions I am guessing it would be best to have the teeth pulled on the waning moon near to the new moon (excepting Aries & Taurus) but when would be the best/second best time to have the implants placed?

    And if it were to all be done on the same day what would be best?

    Your advice would be gratefully appreciated, thank you


    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Misty,

      Do 2 separate visits.
      Yes, it’s best to have teeth pulled on the waning moon near to the new moon.
      For dental implants add teeth on the waxing moon, the week after the new moon.

      There’s usually a 3-month wait time between when the tooth is pulled and when the new one is implanted 3 months after that.
      So this will not occur on the same day. And better to take time between procedures because it can be traumatic to your body.

      Learn how to follow moon signs with a We’Moon lunar datebook for 2015 at

      Also follow Celestial Influences 2015 at

      In general, avoid surgery on a moon in Scorpio. You want something lighter and quicker.
      I don’t see why Gemini is bad. You had luck with that.
      Nor Taurus or any of the Earth signs. Some people are very anti-Capricorn for surgery, but I think it’s good especially for teeth, skin, and bones.
      The ideal surgery sign is probably Virgo.

      Good luck Misty!

  • Celeste says:


    I am trying to get some good dates for surgery. I am having a gastric sleeve surgery performed and need some good date options. I would like to have the surgery done between April 18th and May 18th. With Mercury retrograde May 18th I am afraid of the options available if any.

    I want to make sure that I heal well and have no incidents or repeats of surgery.

    Your help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you πŸ™‚

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Celeste,
      You are in luck because April 18 is the new Moon so April 18 – 25 are all lucky dates!
      Wait out the full Moon energy that starts to build during the week of April 27 and peaks on the full Moon in Scorpio on May 3.
      Also, surgery is not good whenever the Moon is in Scorpio. In 2015 that occurs on May 3, 4, and 5 — all dates to avoid.
      Avoid May 6 because people will hung over from May 5 Cinco de Mayo parties.
      Good dates begin again May 7 – 18.
      Good luck,

      • Celeste says:

        Thanks so much for your advise. It is greatly appreciated. Hopefully I can schedule as soon as possible. I was also told to avoid days when the moon is void of course….Do you know anything about this? Should I be concerned?

  • Dear Celeste,
    If you can avoid a void Moon, then do so.
    But most surgeries are routine, always the same procedure, so the void Moon is usually not a problem.
    Ideally, a Virgo Moon is best for operations because people will be more focused on details.
    Good luck!

  • Mylui says:

    I would like to know if May 18th – 22nd would be a good day for a bariatric surgery. I am concerned about Mercury Retrograde however this is not a new surgery…I have been wanting to do this for a long time and am now revisiting the matter. Your thoughts are appreciated.

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Erica,
      Yes! May 18 – 24, 2015 are good dates for your surgery. There will be less swelling or bleeding because the new Moon is on May 17.
      The full Moon won’t be until June 2, giving you plenty of time to heal.
      Good luck,

  • Luda says:

    Hi I need to extract a front tooth and do a bone graft . I was looking for week of October 5 -8 , any day should be ok?

  • Irene says:

    When is a good time to get blood work done?

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Irene,
      A good time for blood work?
      Since blood is drawn, it is best during the waning Moon, starting a few days after the full Moon.
      Just avoid the full Moon, and the few days before or after the full Moon.
      Good luck,

  • Pat Bobrow says:

    Dear Susan, All very interesting. How to learn when Moon is in
    various astrological phases, like Cancer, Leo, Capricorn, etc.?

    Thanks, Pat

  • Zoey says:

    Dear Susan,

    Thank you so much for sharing this information with us, I appreciate your time!
    I am considering the fraxel laser treatment to remove acne scars on my face at the end of the year. I have three options: 12/27/16 (Sag moon) or 12/29/16 (Cap new moon), maybe 1/3/17 (Pis moon).
    I read some thing like it is best to avoid moon in the sign that rules the part of the body being operated on. Since Capricorn rules the skin, it is better not to operate on skin while transit moon in Capricorn?
    What are your thoughts? Thank you!

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Zoey,

      For your surgery question, 12/27 is not good because it is 2 days after everyone is back from Christmas, and many are taking off between Christmas and New Year. Plus the cold of winter during holiday peak is not the best time to recoup from surgery. But good that you have laser when the Sun is not strong during this time of year.

      Thursday 12/29 is better for those working that holiday week, but prepare to recoup during that New Year weekend when medical people might not be available. So stock up w/ healthy warming foods, do the feng shui, and clean up your bedroom before this date. Have your transport set up, and people to help you. Capricorn does rules skin, teeth, and bones (Saturn) but surgery during any Earth sign Moon is good.

      1/3 is too close to New Year Day so some might not be sobered up, or ready for back to work. Of your 3 days to chose from, 12/27 is 1st choice and 1/3 is 2nd choice.

      Good luck,


  • nowandzen11 says:

    I need several cavities filled and possibly ( I hope not!!) an extraction…am looking at best time in Sept. for that! Just had horrible dental experience a month ago…so am quite anxious!! Thanks alot for any guidance you can give me. Thanks so much!!

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear friend,

      For dental surgery in September, avoid the few days before the full Moon (eclipse) on Sept 16, the day of the full Moon, and the few days after the full Moon. In this way, you will avoid swelling and heal more quickly.

      So Sept 1 thru 12, and Sept 20 thru 30, are dates that all avoid the full Moon influence.

      Mercury is retrograde until Sept 21. If you schedule the week of Sept 26, you miss that. Plus it’s last of the waning Moon cycle that’s ideal timing for your tooth extraction.

      Be sure to clean and organize your recovery room, probably your bedroom, before your surgery. Have soups, water, and soft foods already prepared. You want good feng shui! How can we heal when we are in a chaotic or messy environment? A calm, peaceful environment helps us to rest, relax, and restore our vital energies.

      Feng shui tips and books are on my website

      Good luck!

  • nowandzen11 says:

    Thank s much for that information Susan. Would so appreciate if you could give me a little more feedback on a larger part of my situation .. I have Mars 14 degreesGemini and north node 15 degrees Gemini and sun at 18degrees Gemini…I know I will continue to have so much Saturn opposition, until, December . It’s been an exhausting year. .AND, I just had a traumatic, rough dental experience with 2 unexpected extractions a month ago and my neck and face have still not recovered…have had some cranial and reiki work…but still not back to normal.. I have quite a bit more dental work to do…but there may be a possibly for me to wait a couple of months to finish out rest of it..What would be your feeling about my waiting until December?? ( if Dentist is in agreement) Do you feel it might make it easier ?
    Frankly, I am having some pretty serious anxiety about any more work in Sept.. I am in between a rock and a hard place…( oh my gosh, those are Saturn words eh?) I’d be so grateful for any further sharing you might have for me. I indeed will be going to your website. Thank-you again. I wish I had found your site a month ago.

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear friend,

      Fine to wait until December for your dental surgery, and good that your dentist agrees that delaying until December is OK!
      In the meantime, continue with your cranial work and reiki, but include full-body massage.

      For your anxiety because you are a sensitive, try FLOWER ESSENCES. They are inexpensive, and google around to find them. The traditional brand Bach Flower essences is a place to start. You can use their basic Rescue Remedy, and branch out from there after you do a bit of study. You’ll know what you need based on the description of the essence. This can be a new path for you!

      And if you are interested in details of your astrology chart and forecast, info for a private consultation is at We can schedule by phone because I am in San Francisco. I will email to you copies of your charts to follow along when we speak. When we are done I will email to you a voice recording, then mail to you clean copies of your charts and notes.

      Good luck in your healing!

      • nowandzen11 says:

        Thank you so much Susan. You know, I do use Rescue Remedy quite often…but, have not gone further than that…but have thought about it often! I also use Tarot quite often…but am still a beginner…so I’m excited about your site. Re: Dentist…he wants me to start on a few of the teeth I’m going on Sept 8th…I see moon in Scorpio..but my pendulum seems to says yes for it…I hope that’s right. I will wait till end of Nov / Dec for the rest. I Am very interested in a reading with you…when i get the dental expenses out of the way. What a nice surprise to” find” you. Thank-you again.. Mimi

      • Susan Levitt says:

        Dear Mimi,
        Sept 8 2016 is fine. Plus the Moon will be in Sagittarius starting Wed Sept 7 evening, all day Sept 8, continuing to the morning of Sept 9. So you do avoid the Moon in Scorpio.
        Nice that your dowsing confirmed Sept 8, and I look forward to scheduling your tarot reading after you’ve healed from your journey in dentistry.
        Good luck,

  • judy says:


    I am looking to book revision rhinoplasty for a collapsed septum and currently have two options available: Oct 14 (waxing moon in Aries) or Nov 25 (waning moon in libra). Can you tell me if either of these days are favorable for this procedure? Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Thank you

  • judy says:

    I am in Canada so Thanksgiving is actually in October for us. In this case, do you think there would there be any other reason to avoid November 25?

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Judy,
      Since you are in Canada and do not celebrate Thanksgiving, then do schedule your surgery for Nov 25!
      But in the morning, not the afternoon when people are out the door for the weekend.
      Good luck!

  • nowandzen11 says:

    Hello Susan, Hope you won’t mind one more quick question. I am still have discomfort/pulling with mandible and neck,and don’t exactly feel right about having teeth worked on Sept 8th. Dr has assured me that he will put in temporary filling, if he has to, and NOT EXTRACT anything. But..I am now thinking about waiting until Sept 28 (Virgo moon, and removal of cavities ) BUT, Saturn will be 11 degrees Sag, and the last Saturn opposition to my natal Mars will be coming up on 14 degrees Sag. Do you see dental work being that close to an exact Saturn/Mars opposition a problem? Normally, I would just do it, but this has NOT been a “Normal Year”. Thank-you again for any opinion you might have . Best to you Mimi
    PS…Just an affirmation as to what you have said in your blog. That horrible dental experience that I had, well, as it turns out, it was indeed on an Aries Moon! And, I am still working on healing my head/ face/neck.! So hope that this will help people avoid what I am going through right now! Thank-you

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Thank you for confirming that Moon in Aries is not recommended for any type of dentistry or head surgery.

      If you prefer Sept 28 instead of Sept 8, then reschedule.

      Saturn rules skin, teeth, and bones. Mars makes it happen.

      Be very structured about dental upkeep after this heals.

      That’s Saturn too.

  • Marsha says:

    I am planning on having neck surgery with implant November 7, 2016 could you please tell me if this is a good date. If not, late October or November dates that are better.
    Zip code 28721
    Thank you.

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Nov 7 is excellent for your surgery!
      Good luck Marsha.

    • Marsha says:

      Good morning Susan,
      My triple fusion for 12/7/2016 was cancelled due to an minor infection and cold.
      I am now looking at 12/2/2016 or 12/30/2016
      Or would I be better off to wait until 1/2/2017
      This is really stressing me to pick a date .
      Thank you for your help.

      • Susan Levitt says:

        Dear Marsha,
        12/2/16 is good, as is 12/7/16.
        12/2/16 is better since it so far from the full Moon on 12/13/16.
        1/2/17 is not good because it is too close to the New Year festivities.
        Good luck,

  • allison halter says:

    Hi Susan, I am scheduled to have open myomectomy surgery to remove my fibroids (and keep my uterus!) on October 27 at 11 a.m. EST. I’m feeling anxious about the surgery (Virgo sun 15 deg, Scopio moon 19 deg, Gemini rising 24 deg), but have also been dealing with extremely heavy bleeding for the past year, and can’t really wait much longer. I would really appreciate your thoughts. Thank you in advance for your insight!

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Allison,
      Keep your myomectomy surgery for Oct 27 2016 because the lunar cycle is with you! This date occurs during a balsamic Moon, just 2 days before the new Moon on Oct 30, and the balsamic Moon is the best time for surgery to remove growths from the body. (Waning Moon is to add to the body.) So perfect for Oct 27.
      Close to Halloween so prepare your home for rest and recovery, not involved with Halloween this year.
      Plus the Moon is in Libra on Oct 27. Moon in Scorpio is not good for surgery with sex organs, so no problem there.
      Speak with an acupuncturist to take Chinese herbs to rebuild and tonify your blood since you’ve been losing blood for so long.
      At least get a B-12 shot!
      Good luck!

  • Hi Susan, I had my surgery already scheduled for Tummy Tuck/Umbilical Hernia repair this month, Monday Nov 14, 2016. However, I saw its FULL MOON and I am rescheduling it. I hear that the Moon on Virgo would be good for this surgery so I am contemplating Nov 21 or 22 which the moon is on Virgo. However, Virgo is the BELLY area of the body, and it contradicts with the philosophy of NOT having the knife in the area where the moon is. I really need help with this.
    Can you please give me any suggestions? I want to get it done ASAP.
    Thank you!

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Yvonne,

      Good that you avoided Nov 14 2016 the exact FULL MOON!

      Reschedule for Nov 18 through 21. After that you will be in the Thanksgiving rush.

      You do not want Nov 28 that is right after everyone returns from Thanksgiving, so the new Moon on Nov 29 is good until Dec 8.

      The full Moon in Dec is Dec 13.

      Yes, waning Moon is better, but just get in when you can on these good dates.

      You want all this done well before the Christmas and New Year rush.

      Good luck,


  • Pam Gaeta says:

    Thank you so much for all your help and getting back to me so quickly!! I appreciate it. Sincerely, Pam πŸ™‚

  • Pam Gaeta says:

    Hello Susan, Good morning. I’ve reading some of the other posts and noticed you had said that the “Wxing Gibbous Moon” is not good for surgeries also it’s in Aries that day. I’m having Breast reduction surgery on December 9,2016, Is this true for me also and should I post pone this surgery? If so when would be a good time for both Breast reduction surgery and rotator cuff surgery be in the next few months? Thank you again, Pam

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Pam.
      Just avoid the full Moon. The waxing gibbous Moon on Dec 9 is 4 days before the full Moon, but I did not know if you had a choice about your surgery date. Yes, is much better to schedule surgery starting the week after the full Moon (the last quarter Moon on Dec 20). But that is close to Christmas Eve and Christmas day so people are distracted. If you do have a choice about your surgery date, don’t even do surgery in the middle of winter when it is harder to heal and people have colds and flu. Schedule instead for Summer Solstice in June!

      • Pam Gaeta says:

        Hi Susan, Sorry to keep bothering you. My insurance approved my breast reduction til January 19th, 2017 but it might be able extend it by a month or two not sure on that. I’m not as worried about colds and things like that just if there is any serious dangers. I could maybe change my breast surgery into January sometime, what would be good date for that? That would be pushing it a little because of my rotator cuff is retracting and needs to be done within a month or two at most. should I do the rotator cuff first in January instead? And does the same rules apply for that kinda surgery too. I know I won’t be able to wait til summer unfortunately. Thanks again, Pam

      • Susan Levitt says:

        Dear Pam,
        A longer version of my surgery dates article is at
        After you read that article you will know to avoid the Cancer Moon for breasts, and the Capricorn Moon for bones such as rotator cuff.
        Breast reduction, or anything removed from the body, is best on a waning Moon.
        The full Moon is January 12, 2017. So schedule for Jan 16, 17, 18, or 19 still making your Jan 19 cut-off date for insurance.
        That way you avoid the full Moon cycle, and are on the waning Moon.
        Plus you avoid the Moon in Cancer (Cancer rules breasts) that is Jan 10, 11, and 12.
        And the full Moon on Jan 12 is a full Moon IN CANCER.
        You can learn to follow the Moon in the signs with a We’Moon 2017 Gaia Rythems for Womyn lunar calendar.
        I highly recommend We’Moon!
        I hope you can follow all this Pam, and it is not too confusing.

      • Pam Gaeta says:

        Dear Susan, Perfect thank you! Just what I needed. πŸ™‚ Sincerely, Pam

      • Pam gaeta says:

        Hi Susan, I was able to move my Breast reduction surgery to Jan. 23, 2017. I could not get Jan. 16,17,18 or 19th he is not doing surgery that week. It’s a waning moon in Sagittarius is that ok? Thank you, Pam

      • Pam Gaeta says:

        Hello Susan, I couldn’t get Jan. 16, 17, 18 or 19th 2017 for the breast reduction. I was able to get Jan. 23, 2017. Does that work out ok? Thank you, Pam

      • Susan Levitt says:

        Yes. Jan 23 2017 is very good.

      • pamela gaeta says:

        Thank you , won’t bother anymore. Lol , Pam

  • Pamela Gaeta says:

    Hi Susan, My Insurance is changing in the new year and that through my surgery dates off . I’ll have to wait to have my breast reduction later than planned but they want to do my rotator cuff surgery December 9,2016 and no other good dates after that ( like Dec. 13 and Dec. 30). Is this an ok date for rotator cuff surgery(Dec. 9th). Or should I wait til after the new year? Which will really throw everything else off. Thank you, Pam

  • Jo Dutcher says:

    Gemini sun 13, Libra rising 4, Moon Leo 20, Mars Leo 21, Juppiter 18 in 1st: Hip replacement surgery currently scheduled for March 29, 2017; time not known until afternoon prior. I see the moon is void of course morning of 3/29. Alternative, April 5, close to Mercury retrograde that starts April 9. Which date is preferable for the surgery and subsequent rehab? Thank you.

  • Michael says:

    Hello I have had to schedule root canal for Feb could put it off for 2 days..but no more. I see its only 2 days after fullmoon.. Im nervous now…what would you recommend? Thank-you alot

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Michael,
      Surgery is better 2 days after the full Moon, not two days before.
      The peak of swelling is during the full Moon.
      So keep your appointment on Feb 13 if you cannot arrange for a date after Feb 14.
      People might be distracted on Valentine’s Day so avoid holidays.
      If you cannot reschedule for Feb 15 or later, go with Feb 13.
      Just be sure you have soups and beverages waiting for you at home for your recovery.
      Good luck,

  • Manuela says:

    Hi Susan,

    A question about void-Moon & blood tests.

    I have to do tests in regards to adrenal-pituitary hormonal balance, scheduled for the 13th Feb. It’s a void-Moon time.
    As I am very scared of niddles, I woudn’t want to have to repeat the tests.
    Are blood tests likely to be accurate on void-Moon days?

    Kind regards

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Manuela,
      Blood tests and other standard medical tests are fine during void Moons because they are so routine. The structure is so established that the Moon changing signs should not effect you. If this medical work was a new, innovative procedure, then there could be a risk. So you are fine.
      Since you are scared of needles, close your eyes or look away during the entire process. Do not even look at the syringes. Breath, meditate, and stay as strong as you can while you are being tested. Not looking helps! Good luck.

  • Manuela says:

    Hi Susan,

    Thank you very much for taking the time to reply – most kind of you.
    Thank you also for the material on your website, as a student of astrology I much appreciate it.

    Kind regards

  • Tina says:

    Hi Susan,
    For a repair gyn surgery i’m looking at 2 dates, 9/26/17 and 11/14/17. Which one would be better? I appreciate your help

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Both dates are good. But 9/26 is better because 11/14 is cold and flu season, and close to the holidays when there are many distractions. So take the September date. Then you’ll be well on the mend when the cold weather arrives. Good luck!

      • Tina says:

        Thank you so much for getting back to me! I was also offered May 23rd, June 27th, July 25th, September 12th. Would either of those dated be better? I knocked out July 25th and May 23rd because they are moon void days and September 12th because it’s 7 days away from the new moon rather than the preferred 5. I would prefer to do the surgery sooner rather than later but I do want it to go well and not have any problems after. The last surgery I had I did 3 days past a full moon and I did have more swelling, fluid etc.. I appreciate your thoughts..

      • Susan Levitt says:

        What time zone are you in? On May 23 Moon enters Taurus at 5:33 am in the Pacific Time Zone. That’s good, so take that day if still available.
        July 25 Moon enters Virgo at 3:32 am PST. Also good.
        Sept 12 is a last quarter Moon solidly in Gemini. Also good.
        For surgery involving sex organs, avoid Moon in Scorpio.
        And avoid winter months for surgery if you have a choice about it, and fortunately you do!

  • Kelli says:

    Hello Susan, I’m planning on having neck surgery with an implant on March 29th 2017 could you please tell me if this is a good day. If this is not a good day could you give me a couple of dates in April or May that would be good?

    Thank you so much for your time,

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Kelli,
      You are on the correct waxing (not waning) Moon cycle, and are far from the full Moon.
      But March 29 the Moon is in Taurus, and Taurus rules the throat (and neck) so reschedule for April or May.
      April is good from April 1st through April 5. But not after April 5 because the the full Moon is April 10.
      In May, May 25 through May 31 should be good. But May 29 is Memorial Day so hospital workers might be out the door Friday May 26, partying during the weekend, or arrive at work hung over on Tuesday May 30.
      So May 25 and May 31 are better to avoid the holiday influence.
      Good luck,

      • Kelli says:

        Thank you so much for all your help, I’ve been so stressed trying to figure out when a good day would be. I had surgery on my mouth and it was the wrong time and I’m still trying to heal. Thanks again!

  • Lil says:

    Hi Susan

    I need to have all four wisdom teeth removed (The two bottom ones are impacted) so I have to have a GA. I have the most terrible phobia of needles and dentists and I’ve been dreading this day since I was told I needed to have them out when I was 17 (I’m now 26!). I’ve also never had a GA.
    I can either have them out on Thursday the 16th of March or Thursday the 30th of March. I’m really tempted to get it over and done with this week and not feel it hanging over me until the 30th but I know it is close to the full moon. How highly would you recommend waiting. Is it worth the extra two weeks of anxiety?

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Lil,
      March 16 is fine for your surgery because it is far enough away from the March 12 full Moon. And since you are removing something from your body, you want to do it during the waning Moon cycle.
      To help you be less stressed out, cultivate an attitude of gratitude that we are living during a time when there is modern surgery, and gratitude that you have access and can afford to do this procedure. Imagine your life without the surgery, and then be grateful and relieved that you can even do it!
      Good luck,

  • Reese says:

    Hi Susan, I was planning to get 4 wisdom teeth removed this Saturday morning May 13. The moon will be in Sagittarius, Mercury in Aries, and Mars in Gemini. And of course, Saturn in Sag.

    However this is 3 days after the full moon in Scorpio :/
    Do you think this is a safe day for the surgery?
    Other options are May 18 or 26 but they are causing trouble and I’m told the sooner the better. But I also trust astrology and am concerned about the Scorpio full moon causing trouble.

    Thanks so much,

    • Reese says:

      Edit: Other options are May 19 or 25

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Reese,
      May 13 is fine because it is, as you noted, 3 days past the full Moon. Swelling energy is on the wane.
      (Not good is 3 days before the full Moon.)
      And you just miss the Moon in Capricorn that’s not recommended for dentistry.
      The waning lunar cycle of this Snake month is time to shed skin — or teeth.
      In general, Snake month is fortunate in this Fire Phoenix (Rooster) year.
      A feng shui tip is to clean up and decorate nicely the room where you will be resting after your surgery.
      Make it just the way you like, very beautiful with plants and flowers.
      Good luck,

  • Cath says:

    Hi Susan!

    I have a mommy makeover (breast aug, tummy tuck, lips) scheduled for May 25th (pacific time zone). It will be at 10am, so the moon will be brand new in Gemini. Any feedback on that date? I was originally scheduled for April 4, but moved it due to Venus Retrograde! I’m so nervous!!!! Thank you!!!!

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Cath,
      May 25 2017 is a good day for your surgery. You don’t want a Cancer Moon for breasts, nor a Virgo Moon for stomach, nor a Scorpio Moon for genitals. The Gemini Moon on May 25 is fine, and a new Moon is as far away as you can get from the full Moon!
      Good luck,

  • Angela says:

    Hello Susan,

    I have thyroid surgery July 6? Is this a good day?

    If not which days in July after July 6?

    Thank you,

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Angela,
      Avoid surgery on July 6 because the full Moon is on July 8. There will be increased swelling, and your begins to be be on the mend a couple of days after the full Moon. So avoid the full Moon swelling problem by scheduling a few days after the full Moon.
      And avoid the Moon in Taurus on July 17 and 18.
      So you have many other dates to pick from in July. The next full Moon is August 7.
      Good luck,

  • Laura says:

    I’m in the midst of scheduling dental extractions (& possible root canal) for my very elderly kitty. Being 17yrs old she’s not the most stable of patients (stage2 renal disease, stage2/3 heart murmur etc) so the Dental Vet mentioned the option of a Board-Certified anesthesiologist. Obviously I like this idea as the extractions should be straightforward; my main concern is her ability to tolerate general anesthetic. So, that anesthetist is preferable but only available Aug28 or Sept07. Of the two I’d go with Sept07, but it’s so soon after the full moon & moving into Aries.
    Alternatively we could go with what had already been booked pre-consult – monitoring by an in-house vet-nurse/tech on July20 (best pick/availability per your other surgical scheduling page) …but I worry about the Gemini moon & anesthetic.
    I’m pretty new at these types of scheduling considerations, but I like that both July20 & Sept07 are Thursdays… I worry that I’m looking more closely at it than my current understanding can handle. Does one stand out as better or worse than the other? I know they’ve both got pros & cons.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Laura,
      July 20 is recommended! It is the perfect waning Moon phase to remove the teeth, and the Moon is not in Capricorn. A Gemini Moon is fine. Don’t worry about the anesthetic for kitty during a Gemini Moon.
      Sept 7 is too close to the Sept 6 full Moon, and is a Moon in Aries that rules the head. No surgery on the head during a Moon in Aries.
      Plus sooner is better so kitty is out of any sort of pain that she might be experiencing.
      Good luck,

  • Amita says:

    Dear Susan…any suggestion for extracting a chipped painful molar aware that it is best to have extractions during a waning moon…

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Amita,
      Yes, have your dental extraction during the waning Moon. And avoid when the Moon is in Capricorn because that sign rules teeth.
      In July 2017, start a few days after the July 8 full Moon, so July 12 – 22.
      You might also want to avoid Moon in Aries because Aries rules the head. Moon is in Aries on July 15 and 16 (Weekend).
      Good luck,

  • Summer says:

    Susan, I have read for days to learn astrology for surgery dates. I don’t see anyone with breast cancer. I am removing tumors and reconstructing adding implants same day. Avoiding the mercury retro Aug 12 – Sept 5. (Venus and Mars are OK.) Surgeon gone all Septmeber other wise thought Id find a Virgo moon in Sept and another surgeon so I dont have to wait another month. I may have to wait until October. Maybe I can get Aug 3 would that be good? How close to eclipse can I go?? I am in Arizona. What are good dates as I need aining and waxing moon. I am tripple Tarus sun and moon in Taurus Leo rising. Would you suggest dates please?
    Thank you

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Summer,

      Thursday August 3 2017 is too close to the full Moon on August 7. Better to select a date farther from the full Moon.
      If surgery on Aug 3, you are home on Friday Aug 4. Swelling could occur that weekend as the Moon waxes to full on Monday.

      For breast surgery, avoid when the Moon is in Cancer on Aug 17 and 18. In September, the full Moon is Sept 6 and the Moon is in Cancer on Sept 13 and 14.

      If you want to avoid Mercury retrograde and any influence of lunar eclipses, wait until the new Moon on Sept 19. So Sept 19 through 29 are good dates. Then Oct 9 and 10 are good, avoid Oct 11 and 12 Cancer Moon, then good again Oct 13 until Oct 26. But by Oct 27 workers are distracted by the Halloween weekend.

      Try not to get too overwhelmed bu this lunar info. The main idea is to avoid the few days before, the day of, and the few days after the full Moon.

      Good luck,


      • Summer says:

        Oh Susan Thank you soo much! I wasnt sure which was most important the removing or the adding as far as the moon, and I will be in the hospital over night. I have to avoid the Pisces moon as well as the cancer moon because of 3 lymph nodes.
        It looks like Oct 9 or 10
        Intitally I was hoping to schedule the end of August. If I get past the solar eclipse and schedule after Aug 21 say Aug 24 I still have the Mercury retro until September 5. How important is it to avoid the Mercury retro? I need the universe on my side.

        Thank you again for sharing your gift.

      • Susan Levitt says:

        Dear Summer,
        Oct 9 or 10 2017 are both good dates for your surgery.
        I prefer Tues Oct 10 in the morning because workers are sometimes not yet in their groove on a Monday morning.
        Plus Mon Oct 9 is Columbus Day, also Indigenous People’s Day, so best to avoid holidays when possible.
        And Tuesday is one more day after the Oct 5 full Moon
        But Monday is OK if you can’t schedule on Tuesday.

  • Summer says:

    Dear Susan, October seems like forever away.
    I was wondering if you could address the ? as to -How important is it to avoid the Mercury retro? I’d like to get this suregon in August before he leaves onvacation. Is the end of the Mercury retro as bad as the beginning? How important is it to avoid surgery when Mercury retro?

    • Susan Levitt says:

      August is fine, Summer. I prefer it to October that is cold and flu season.
      Just avoid the days near the full Moon on Aug 7!
      Mercury retrograde should not be a problem for you because this surgery is routine, not innovative.
      Just be sure to allow yourself enough time to get to the hospital, and go to the right building.
      And for breast surgery, avoid when the Moon is in Cancer on Aug 17 and 18.
      Feng shui tips for your home while you are recovering are at

  • Lia says:

    Hi Susan,
    My mom is having a catheter inserted to her lower belly for peritoneal dialysis on July 27, 2017 (procedure is at 7am) and she doesn’t want to change the date anymore. I am worried because the moon will be in Virgo on that day and Virgo rules the belly/abdomen, stomach and intestines. But the moon will be a waxing crescent moon, 4 days after the new moon and 10 days before the full moon on August 7. At that time the moon is also square Saturn. Do you have any advice, seeing as how we can’t change the date? Will it be okay?
    Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated!

    • Susan Levitt says:

      Dear Lia,
      Since your Mom does not want to change the date, go with July 27 2017.
      Great that you are so far from the full Moon on Aug 7. What is most important is to avoid the full Moon.
      Plus the Moon is in Libra on that day, not in Virgo, so no worries there.
      The Libra Moon on July 27 sextiles both the Sun and Mars in Leo. That is fortunate.
      Moon in Virgo square Saturn in Sagittarius peaked late night July 26.
      And you miss the Mercury retrograde and the upcoming eclipses.
      Go with the July 27 date!
      Good luck,

      • Lia says:

        Dear Susan,
        Thank you so much! I feel much better now.
        A quick question: Which website do you go to see the zodiac sign of the moon each day? I am getting information on the web that the moon in Libra takes effect only starting at 2:00 pm on July 27, 2017. Does the time of surgery matter?
        Thank you again for your insight and guidance, I really appreciate it.

      • Susan Levitt says:

        Dear Lia,

        To find out the zodiac sign of the Moon each day, I do not go to a web site for that lunar info. Instead, I follow two lunar calendars.

        I follow, and write for, the We’Moon lunar calendar at

        I also follow the Celestial Influences calendar at

        Get them both, and instructions in the We’Moon teach you how to read the Moon signs.
        Then you can follow as the Moon travels through each of the 12 astrology signs each lunar month.

        This will also help you make plans because you can look ahead to when is the full Moon — to avoid surgery but great for a celebration!
        Be sure to get the calendars in your time zone either EST or PST.

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