Will the surgery be successful?
March 9th 2017 @ 8:48 p.m. EET, Herzliyya, Israel
"Will the surgery be successful?"
The querent’s uncle on her mum's side, who is 92 years old, needed to have surgery after he broke a bone. After taking him to the operating theatre, the doctors twice decided to postpone the surgery for a few days in order to treat other health issues and stabilise him to avoid complications during the surgery.
As usual, the mother of the querent is signified by Lord 10, and Mum’s siblings by the ruler of the 3rd house from the 10th, which brings us to the 12th house. Its ruler, Venus, is at 12.32 Aries.
The doctors treating the querent are usually signified by Lord 7. But the doctors here are those treating the querent's uncle, not doctors treating her, so we need to turn the chart. The radical 12th house is the 1st house of the querent's uncle, so we need the 7th house from there, which is the radical 6th. Its ruler is Mars, which is at 29.50 Aries.
Because Mars is the natural significator of surgery, in this chart it also has that second role.
In a question like this, the most important thing to consider is the receptions between the patient, the doctors, and the surgery. If the patient likes the surgery, his body will respond positively to it; if the surgery likes the patient, it will benefit the patient.
By looking at the table of receptions, we see that Venus in Aries is ruled by Mars. This is good: the body of the uncle wants to have this surgery.
Mars, which signifies both the doctors and the surgery, is about to leave Aries and enter Taurus. Its strong dignity in its present position shows that the doctors are doing a great job and know what they're doing. As they surely did, rescheduling the surgery twice to stabilise the patient. Once Mars enters Taurus, it becomes ruled by Venus, which signifies the uncle. This beautiful reception between the two planets is excellent testimony that the surgery will work out fine and the querent's uncle will respond positively to it.
The surgery was a success. The patient spent a few days in intensive care, as expected, and has continued to recover.