Best-selling author, Larry Dossey, M.D., wrote the following in his book, "Healing Words"...
"Consider, for example, a woman who discovers a breast lump. The doctor affirms it on an examination and advises a course of action that eventually includes a mammogram and a biopsy. Before the tests, no one knows what the 'real' situation is; only possibilities exist.
At this pre-test stage, if we were to take seriously the possibility that we may be able to reach back into the past and affect the unfolding of subatomic events that precede illness, an interesting scenario might unfold. The patient might take advantage of this window of opportunity and initiate her own prayers, images, and visualizations. She might marshall her friends to do the same--all in an attempt to affect the critical processes in her body before a cancer might actually develop. Only after a thorough attempt was made would the process of testing, looking, observing, and interpreting--fixing the event--be allowed to proceed.
Another option would be to do nothing--no exam, no tests, no looking and observing of any sort. This was the choice of the woman described above who outlived the statistics for breast cancer. Today, a lot of people would do the same, feeling that medical testing is always wrong. I disagree. The fact is that many people, for whatever reason, cannot change their medical past and insure benign outcomes. That is why medical testing can save lives.
We could apply these precautions before any form of 'medical looking'--whether physical examinations, X rays, mammograms, electrocardiograms, exercise stress tests, sonograms, scans of various sorts, and so on. Implementing these interventions need not complicate or delay medical evaluations; in all nonurgent situations, these precautions could be taken before the patient even goes to the physician's office or hospital.
This may seem fanciful; but the evidence suggests, as we've seen, that it is possible to reach back into the past and affect the elaboration of subatomic events before they are consciously observed, thus affecting events as they later come to be. I would suggest that this is at least worth the attempt, especially since no harm would be done in the process."
(1993, pp. 125-126).
Dossey added, "Benevolent, compassionate thoughts may reach back into the past and reshape or prevent events such as a heart attack or a painful, protracted illness. As C.S. Lewis put it, 'Shocking as it may sound, I conclude that we can at noon become part causes of an event occurring at ten A.M.' If this sounds like science fiction, we should realize that the possibility is permitted in principle in modern physics, as we have seen" (ibid., p. 129).
Now this is all very interesting. For example, if Steve Jobs had gone to see an astrologer in October 2003, soon after doctors had discovered a tumor growing in his pancreas during a routine abdominal scan, and the astrologer suggested the course of action described by Dossey, would then Job's biopsy still have revealed the same form of the disease?! Or any disease at all?! It would have been very easy for the astrologer at that time to notice transiting Pluto at Jobs' IC and square the Ascendant, along with transiting Uranus conjunct natal Sun (12) and transiting Neptune conjunct natal Mercury (1). The astrologer would then easily have backtracked to June of 2002 when transiting Saturn was square the Ascendant, conjunct the MC, and opposing transiting Pluto at the IC, and could have suggested to Jobs the treatment plan outlined above by Dossey. Thus, ten A.M. for Jobs would have been the early summer of 2002, while noon was taking place in October of 2003, to use Lewis' analogy...
Food for thought...