When it comes to astrology, what usually comes to people’s mind is the daily horoscope (weekly, monthly and even yearly). Horoscope info often found in entertainment magazines can predict one’s future, love compatibility, career and financial status based on their zodiac sign. For centuries, zodiac signs have been used to better understand aspects of our personality and partially the way we interact with the outside world.
Interestingly, we, however, have no idea that our health can be tracked in the stars. The astrological signs in fact have a great wellness purpose. Each sign influences particular parts of the human body through their rulership. Hippocrates, the Father of Western Medicine, once said, “A physician without knowledge of astrology has no right to call himself a physician”. Historically, many doctors used astrology as a tool to detect the symptom of a number of serious diseases. Medical astrology has a long tradition with aim is to heal and harmonize the patient’s condition by the stars.
Nowadays, astrology has no significance in the modern medical world. But, still there are over 200 studies proving the influence of the date of birth on our health. Many astrologers believe that medical astrology can show us our overall health and risk for disease.
Overview of Your Health by Your Zodiac Sign
When we know the zodiac sign of someone else, we just relate it to their characteristics or appearance. Actually, all twelve signs of the zodiac do reveal a lot more about our health. According to Traditional Medical Astrology (from FGC library), a book of J. Lee Lehman, each sun sign was claimed to control parts of the body, covering from head to toes, as follows:
Aries (head, face, brain, eyes) – Many Arians often have headaches, fevers and general problems with organs in the head.
Taurus (throat, neck, vocal tract, thyroid gland) – The Bull tends to get throat infections, ear infections, stiff necks, tonsillitis and thyroid conditions. People of this sign sometimes catch colds and flues.
Gemini (hands, arms, shoulders, lungs, brain, nervous system) – The Gemini-born is prone to common colds, tendonitis, flu and cough.
Cancer (chest, stomach, alimentary canal) – When they suppress their feelings, the influence of the Moon causes Cancerians to indigestion, acid-reflux disease, and intestinal maladies.
Leo (heart, chest, spinal column, upper back) – As a Leo, you usually have back problems, heart ailments, and lethargy.
Virgo (intestines, spleen, digestive system, nervous system) – Virgo natives have a tendency to rush through things. They may get ulcers, constipation, and food allergies if not having enough relaxation time.
Libra (kidneys, lumbar region, skin, buttocks) – People born under Libra sign will have excretory problems if thriving too much on pleasure.
Scorpio (sexual organs, bowels, reproductive system, excretory system) – The reproductive system and hormone of a Scorpio can be influenced once they act or behave negatively. Also, the negativity can cause painful and irregular menstruation, diabetes, and bladder infections.
Sagittarius (liver, sciatic nerve, hips, thighs) – Due to the dominance of Jupiter, a Sagittarian may catch different health problems such as spinal disorders, impaired vision, or detoxification issues.
Capricorn (knees, joints, skeletal system) – The stubbornness of a Cap will cause fragile bones and weakened joints.
Aquarius (ankles, circulatory system) – Living a fast-paced life, the Aquarius-born is sensitive to heart problems, arthritis, varicose veins, asthma, swollen limbs, and increased allergic reactions.
Pisces (feet, toes, adipose tissue, lymphatic system) – Be known as an idealistic person, so any overwhelming disappointment can lead Pisces to foot problems. Also, they could potentially be left with a number of diseases due to their weakened immune system.