Health is of absolute importance, and astrology plays a major part is depicting various aspects of our health and wellbeing.
It is argued that some diseases and conditions develop due to our genetics, yet by understanding and appreciating astrology –you can possibly improve your health and wellness! Similarly, such knowledge can allow you to minimize the effects of bad habits and lifestyle choices.
When most people think of astrology, the daily or monthly horoscope is what usually comes to mind. Who doesn’t enjoy reading tidbits of wisdom found in entertainment magazines foretelling our future, love compatibility, and monetary status?
Astrology holds a much greater wellness purpose.
Interestingly enough, many holistic doctors at one time used astrology as a tool to help determine the likelihood of developing a number of serious diseases. Medical astrology, or iatromathematics, is one of the longest standing intellectual traditions, dating as far back as the field of medicine itself.
Hippocrates once said, “A physician without knowledge of astrology has no right to call himself a physician.”
Nowadays, astrology has lost most of its significance in the medical world. However, research still shows the season of birth (commonly referred to as our sun sign) does have an influence on our health.
Now the question is, what does your zodiac sign reveal about your health?
Capricorn | governs the bones of the body, specifically the knees. Capricorns are ambitious and determined, but those characteristics can also lead to stubbornness, which then brings about fragile bones and weakened joints.
Aquarius | governs the arms and legs and one’s ability to move about in general. Uranus is in charge of circulation and nerve impulses among members of this sign. If Aquarians don’t take time to breathe and relax, astrologists believe their fast pace could lead to arthritis, heart problems, swollen limbs, varicose veins, asthma, and increased allergic reactions.
Pisces | governs the nervous system and therefore also the reflexes. Pisces’s run the risk of disappointment because they’re so idealistic. If that disappointment becomes overwhelming, it could cause foot problems (such as corns and bunions) and a weakened immune system that leaves them vulnerable to a number of diseases.
Aries | governs the head and brain and their ailments. They tend to overthink things to the point of headaches, tooth issues, jaw grinding, and even facial blemishes.
Taurus | governs and controls the lower jaw, the throat, and insulin production through Venus. A strong Taurus gives good hearing and fine teeth, but still an openness to colds and flues. A weakened Taurus is often prone to throat infections, thyroid conditions, stiff necks, tonsillitis, and ear infections when they’re especially worried or acting stubborn.
Gemini | ruled by Mercury, which deals with dual body parts (arms, legs, and so on) and the respiratory system. Therefore, a strong as well as weakened Gemini tends to attract common colds, whereas a weakened Gemini is also sensitive to flu and cough and tendonitis.
Cancer | tied to the stomach and digestive system, which is why they’re highly intuitive and emotionally charged. When they bury their feelings and don’t let go of anger or pain, the moon’s influence can lead to indigestion, intestinal maladies, and acid-reflux disease.
Leo | governs the heart and the blood. They’re naturally authoritative and confident, so if anything is causing them to feel otherwise, it can invite back problems, heart ailments, and lethargy.
Virgo | governs food intake and the related organs, especially the stomach and intestines. They tend to rush through things and have too much of a one-track mind. Without enough relaxation time to balance their busy schedules, ulcers, constipation, and food allergies could result.
Libra | governs the food processing intestines that absorb nutrition, and the excrement. Venus has jurisdiction over Libra and controls kidney and bladder functions. Librans thrive on pleasure (both giving and receiving), but too much of one over the other can cause excretory problems.
Scorpio | if naturally sensitive, too jealous or obsessive, but Pluto can wreak havoc on their reproductive systems and hormones. Potential issues include painful and/or irregular menstruation, bladder infections, and diabetes.
Sagittarius | thighs, hips, liver, and eyesight can be a concern for Sagittarians, thanks to Jupiter’s dominance. Health problems range from impaired vision, spinal disorders to detoxification issues.
Of course, medical astrology is just a theory and many people do not conform to their astrological sign. The moral of this post is to spark conversation, and emphasize the importance of optimal health–whether it’s healthy eating, regular activity, and/or a well-balanced happy life.