What Your Zodiac Sign Reveals About Your Health
What Does Your Zodiac Sign Reveal About Your Health?
It’s no secret that astrology can reveal a lot about who you are. From the values that you hold, to characteristics of your physical appearance, astrology is rooted in it all. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that your health can also relate back to astrology.
Believe it or not, doctors at one point in time used astrology as a tool to help them understand the likelihood of someone developing a serious health issue. There’s actually even a term for it! Known as iatromathematics—the fancy word for medical astrology— this tool dates as far back as the start of medicine itself, acting as one of the longest standing intellectual traditions.
Despite the fact that iatromathematics has since lost the significance it once had back in the day, there’s still plenty of insight that can be offered through the practice. Today, we take a closer look at the integral relationship between astrology and your well-being.
What does your zodiac sign reveal about your health? And what can you do to improve it? Let’s find out:
Aries (March 21st-April 19th)
The head, brain, and their ailments are all governed by Aries people. This, combined with an Aries tendency to overthink and stress, causes them to be plagued with headaches, migraines, tight jaws, and even facial blemishes.
What You Can Do: If you’re an Aries experiencing this health issue, try your best to incorporate more mindfulness activities into your everyday routine. Even something as simple as performing a skincare routine using at least one tailored treatment like acne cream can serve to support both the calmness of your skin and overall well-being. Other de-stressing activities you could also try are deep breathing exercises, journaling, or color therapy.
Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)
Because Taurus people rule the throat, neck, and ears, it’s no wonder that they are prone to colds, sore throats, and earaches. Especially when they’re acting ridiculously stubborn or worried, these health issues, along with other problems such as thyroid conditions and/or tonsillitis may occur.
What You Can Do: For all you Taurus sun signs out there, be sure to be particularly cautious of your well-being during the transition of seasons. If you live in an area that goes through extreme changes in weather, it’s important to change with the seasons by stocking up on the right attire, allergy medication, and other holistic remedies that rebalance your fifth chakra.
Gemini (May 21st-June 20th)
Geminis are ruled by mercury—the planet that dominates communication and duality—which means that the health issues they experience typically have to do with dual body parts (shoulders, arms, hands, and so on) as well as their nervous system. The duality of the twin sign consequently causes them to more often than not, have two aliments at once. Whether that be repetitive strain injuries or carpal tunnel syndrome, the high-energy of Geminis has proven to be both a blessing and a curse for this zodiac sign.
What You Can Do: Try to limit the time spent on your electronic devices if you are a Gemini. While you may feel a constant need to communicate with friends or family through your social media, this can ultimately lead to the development of eye strain and nervous system disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Additionally, consider seeking reflexology treatment as this can work to improve circulation, blood flow, and more.
Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)
For all you Cancers out there, be weary of mood swings, depression, and digestion conditions. Even though the crab sign rules the chest, breast, and stomach areas, and is known for being rather emotional, these health issues are more prone to occurring. Being depressed can cause you to emotionally eat and vice versa, which may also lead to gastrointestinal problems and even eating disorders.
What You Can Do: As challenging as it may be sometimes, try to do your best to manage your emotions by finding healthy coping mechanisms that work to free you from intrusive thoughts and negative behaviors. Start with your surroundings. Detoxing your home for positive energy, for example, can help to restore you of your energy and create a more serene sanctuary to live in.
Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)
Unlike the other zodiac signs, Leos are generally regarded as healthy people on account of the sun’s effect, despite the occasional back problems here and there. However, being that the Leos govern the back, heart, and chest, they do need to make sure they show their cardiovascular systems some extra TLC over the years. Otherwise, they may be plagued with blocked arteries, irregular heartbeats, hypertension, and heart disease.
What You Can Do: A practice like meditation can be great for those with the Leo zodiac signs. Mindfulness meditation is a modern medicine, and can serve to enhance a Leo’s self-awareness, relieve stress, generate kindness and empathy and above all, give back to themselves without having any strings attached.
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)
Although they may have a special resistance to developing certain diseases, Virgos are still susceptible to other less impactful issues. As the rulers of the chest, intestines and abdomen, Virgo people are more likely to deal with bowel and digestive problems such as IBS and ulcers, as well as weight fluctuations and eating disorders.
What You Can Do: One of the best things you can do as a Virgo to prevent these health issues from occurring is to focus on creating a healthier, more well-balanced diet for yourself. Including superfoods in your daily diet such as bananas and berries, as well as other essential nutrients can help reduce your chances of encountering any and all of the concerns listed above.
Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)
Similar to Virgo people, Libras are also susceptible to IBS, diarrhea, constipation, and other bowel and digestive problems. The reasoning for this probably comes from the fact that they’re associated with the kidneys, lower back, skin, and bladder-organs that eliminate fluid waste. Beyond these conditions, however, Libras may also have other feelings of ache and pain having to do with their lower back area or trouble with keeping their skin hydrated.
What You Can Do: Stretching is necessary if you’re a Libra who’s dealing with any lower back problems. Even if only for 15 minutes a day, stretching can make all the difference in alleviating aches and pains. Along with that, protecting your skin’s moisture barrier with a hydrating night cream or another skin-renewing product can better support the needs of your complexion as a Libra.
Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)
Scorpios are known for being intense, mysterious, and moody. Their tendency to see things from a dark perspective, in conjunction with their ruling of the reproductive and elimination organs can exacerbate certain health conditions. Conditions related to menstrual cycles, diabetes, bathroom issues, and other diseases associated with their genitals.
What You Can Do: Scorpios, try your best to keep your immune system strong as it plays a huge role in regulating your bodily functions and maintaining the flow of what goes on internally. Prioritizing the hours of sleep you get at night, the amount of water you drink, practicing good hygiene, and paying mind to how often you exercise can make it easier to manage the issues mentioned.
Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st)
Sagittarius people are thought to be quite accident-prone and normally to be in good health. Symbolized as an archer or centaur (half-horse half-human) this fire sign governs the hips, thighs, and vision. Their rash and relentless spirit may cause them to have “too much fun.” As a result, this can lead to the over-consumption of alcohol and other unhealthy things for their bodies, in addition to problems with their hips, sciatic nerves, and eyes.
What You Can Do: If you catch yourself getting out of hand after a night of drinking, now is the time to think about ditching the booze, at least every once in a while. Doing so can detox your body of all the poison and toxins it’s been carrying on account of alcohol and reduce your chances of recklessness.
Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th)
Saturn—the planet of structure—rules the Capricorn zodiac sign, which helps to explain their unique connection to the bones, knees, teeth, and joints. As such, this causes these areas to be extra vulnerable to Capricorn people, making them more likely to be burdened with fragile bones, especially from the knees down.
What You Can Do: Full body workouts can be beneficial in strengthening muscles and bones of Capricorn people and help with handling accumulated tension, wherever it might be. Yoga, for example, increases the lubrication of joints, tendons, and ligaments, whilst massaging and stimulating the organs.
Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)
The lower legs, ankles, and circulatory system are all ruled by the Aquarius. For this reason, people with this zodiac sign, though seemingly balanced and graceful, may suffer from strains and sprains within these areas. Also, Aquarians may be more prone to edema, varicose veins, and other blood flow issues.
What You Can Do: Creating your own diet plan to include more circulation-helping foods such as garlic, fatty fish, and/or cayenne pepper is the first step Aquarians should take if they’re experiencing any of these health issues. Besides that, it’s also in their best interest to listen to their body when it’s trying to tell them something. In other words, if you’re dealing with a sprain or strain in some region of the body, make sure to give yourself a break and allow time for proper healing.
Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)
It’s no coincidence that Pisces people are commonly afflicted with foot ailments, pain, and injury. After all, this zodiac sign does rule the feet, toes, and nervous system. Furthermore, the heightened sensitivity of the water sign can also lead to issues like insomnia, addiction, and in some cases, mental illness.
What You Can Do: Contrary to popular opinion, massage therapy isn’t only meant to rub out tension and relax the mind and body. Although these are some outcomes that can happen on account of massage therapy, there are also other things that it can be used for. Pisces people, for instance, can work to regulate their circadian rhythm and attain a better quality night’s sleep. As for the other issues discussed above, we suggest seeking counseling services as a professional’s assistance can ensure you’re on the right path to healing.
Good-standing health doesn’t happen overnight. It requires a deep understanding of you, your body, the issues at hand, and the wellness solutions for it. For more information on your zodiac signs and health tips to a better well-being, check out this link!