Human health is often described as a mix between nature and nurture, a product of both your roots and your environment.
Astrology adds another factor to this mix and operates under the premise that humans are also impacted by the state of the solar system, and particularly the position of its planets, when you are born.
According to Astrodienst:[i]
“The planets are regarded as basic life-forces, the tools we live by as well as the basis of our very substance. These planetary forces take on different forms, depending on their zodiacal position and on the way they relate to one another …
By interpreting the roles of these players (the planets) and their qualities (the elements, signs and houses) and creating a synthesis, astrology is able to present a complete and comprehensive picture of the person and his potential, based on the natal horoscope.”
Now I know that some of you may not “believe in” astrology, or have yet to really give it a chance, and that is okay. But do try to keep an open mind because often things that seem “weird” or have yet to be verified scientifically turn out later on to be very worthwhile. Astrology has, in fact, been a part of medicine since ancient times. As written in the Bulletin of the Indian Institute of History of Medicine:[ii]
“Highly advanced knowledge related to Astrology on medicine is preserved in Indian Holy scriptures and transmitted from generation to generation. Although both Astrology and medicine were developed as a part of religion in ancient India, astrological principles related to prevention, health care and relief from illness were applied as rituals (religious ceremonies).
An astrologer gives guidance for taking medicines at suitable time for the best remedy of ailments. Even the medicinal herbs were collected and used at appropriate times for their efficacy … In a case where a physician is unable to understand the pathogenesis of the disease and to treat, the patient depends upon Astrology.”
Personally, I believe astrology can impact your health and give you valuable clues about how to best take care of yourself and avoid disease, but don’t take my word for it. Use the guide below to see if it also holds true for you, your friends and your loved ones …
And please, after reading about your sign below, LEAVE A COMMENT at the bottom about how accurate the commentary about you / your sign is… and SHARE this with others! 🙂
What Does Your Astrological Sign Say About Your Health?
Aries (March 21-April 20)
Ruled by the planet Mars and symbolized by the ram, Aries are forceful and energetic. Body areas most connected to Aries are the head, face, upper jaw, cerebrum and cerebro-spinal system. Aries are particularly tied to ego and the head may be a weak spot, making them prone to headaches and migraines, tooth and gum issues, jaw grinding, baldness and acne.[iii] Stress relief is particularly important.
Taurus (April 21-May21)
Ruled by Venus and symbolized by the bull, Taureans can be stubborn and confrontative, nurturing and insightful. Body areas to be aware of include the ears, vocal chords, neck and throat, palate, salivary glands and cerebellum. Taureans may be prone to throat infections, thyroid conditions, stiff necks, sore throats, tonsillitis and ear infections.
Gemini (May 22-June 21)
Gemini, or The Twins, is ruled by the planet Mercury and characterized by a lively mental intellect and a need for excitement and change. Gemini body areas include the hands, arms, shoulders, nervous system and upper respiratory system. Geminis tend to struggle with chronic coughs and colds, bronchitis, sore/tense shoulders and upper body and tendonitis, making relaxation and flexibility exercises essential.
Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Cancer, or the crab, is ruled by the Moon. Cancerians tend to be unique individuals with highly personal emotions and a strong intuitive/subconscious side. Cancer body areas include the breasts, diaphragm, stomach and skin. If they do not have enough psychological support or if they bury their emotions, they may develop indigestion, intestinal troubles or acid-reflux disease. Cancerians may also have strong cravings for comfort foods, including sugar, making attention to a balanced diet important.
Leo (July 23-August 23)
Leos are ruled by the sun and symbolized by the lion. They’re characterized by ambition, power and self-confidence, and are tied to the heart, back and spine. Leos should be particularly cautious of developing heart and back problems.
Virgo (August 24-September 22)
Ruled by Mercury and symbolized by the virgin, Virgos are analytical, careful and orderly. This sign rules the abdomen, small and large intestines, pancreas, spleen and metabolic system. They may suffer from indigestion, ulcers, constipation and food allergies, and should pay careful attention to balancing work with pleasure.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Libras are ruled by Venus and symbolized by the scales, emphasizing their need for balance in life. They are also socially involved and have a need for fairness and harmony. Libra body areas include the kidneys, lumbar spine, ovaries and descending colon. Kidney troubles may be a particular concern for Libras.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Scorpios are ruled by the planet Pluto and symbolized by the Scorpion. They tend to be intense and serious yet with an excellent sense of humor and a strong connection with the world of the unconscious. Scorpio body areas include the nose, genitals, blood, urethra and bladder. Health issues to watch out for include irregular menstruation, bladder infections, diabetes and inflammation.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
The planet Jupiter rules Sagittarians, who are symbolized by the archer. They tend to be optimistic with honesty of intentions and a desire to see the big picture, although they may do things to excess. Sagittarius body areas include the hips, thighs, liver, veins and muscular system. They are prone to falls and may have issues with spinal problems, rheumatism or detoxification.
Capricorn (December 22-January 20)
Capricorns are ruled by Saturn and symbolized by the goat. Capricorns are ambitious and determined but may have a tendency toward stubbornness and dictatorial behavior. Body areas for Capricorns to be aware of include the teeth, skeletal system and knees, and health issues such as arthritis, knee problems or osteoporosis.
Aquarius (January 21-February 19)
Ruled by Uranus and symbolized by the water bearer, Aquarians are known for advanced thought, joy and high ideals. The lower legs and ankles, as well as the circulatory system, are key body areas for Aquarians, who may struggle with arthritis, heart problems, varicose veins, asthma and allergic reactions.
Pisces (February 20-March 20)
Pisces are ruled by the planet Neptune and symbolized by the fish. They can be extremely sensitive, generous and empathetic, but their deeply emotional qualities make them vulnerable to depression and addiction. The feet, toes and lymphatic system are tied to Pisces, who must guard against foot problems and may want to consider lymphatic massage to protect their immune system.
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And finally… LEAVE A COMMENT below about how accurate you may find this in regard to you and your sign, and SHARE this with others! 🙂
Written By: Updated: June 25,2013
3 thoughts on “Astrology and Health — How to Be Healthy According to Your Sign”
Hi, Ive been recently a lurker around your blog for a couple months. I love this article along with your entire website! Looking forward to looking at more!
Please be sure to tell me how accurate you find this to be… I’d love to hear!
True enough for Leo…and it’s a pretty strong and healthy sign since it’s ruled by the Sun. ?♌