For many, astrology means those bite-sized insights learnt from horoscopes in glossies. Once, however, doctors used it to determine the chance of developing illnesses. Hippocrates said “A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.” Today, doctors are less interested in the signs, but research still shows a link between birth seasons and health.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Capricorn is associated with the knees, skin, joints, bones, and teeth making these weak spots. You may be ambitious, but stubbornness can cause weak joints and fragile bones. Calcium-load your diet.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
You’re inclined to weak circulation, ankles, and lower legs making you prone to strains and sprains, varicose veins, blood-flow issues, edema, and asthma. Relax, breathe and adopt a diet that boosts circulation.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Pisces governs the feet, reflexes, thalamus, plus nervous and immune system. Break your bad sugar-consuming ways and detox. Don’t let disappointments leave you disease-prone.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
No surprise that the ram is all about the head, brain, and face. Under stress, you may suffer migraines, headaches, even teeth grinding. Best remedy? Exercise and get your heart pumping.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Taurus rules the ears, neck, throat, glands, and insulin production. This makes you sensitive to weather meaning flue, colds, throat/ear infections, or a stiff neck. If you’re stubborn or worried, look out for tonsillitis or thyroid conditions.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The energetic Gemini sign rules the respiratory system, hands, shoulders, legs, and arms. You’re prone to problems in these parts plus colds. Just don’t overdo things.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Cancer is associated with the stomach, breasts, and digestive system, therefore you’re spontaneous and emotional. Don’t hide your feelings; release your pain or anger. If not, you’re susceptible to intestinal problems, acid reflux, indigestion, depression, and weight gain from comfort eating.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Leo is linked to the blood, back, and heart. If unbalanced, you may experience high blood-pressure, back problems, or an irregular heartbeat. Try meditation to calm your ego.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
The lively Virgo is associated with digestion, the abdomen, and intestines. You may be a fussy eater or susceptible to eating disorders, food allergies, and ulcers. Process your food properly, relax, and get timeout in your hectic schedule. Get professional help if you’re out of control.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
As balance seekers, Libras are prone to overdoing things. The sign is associated with the adrenal glands, skin, bladder, and kidneys — organs that reject fluid waste. If you’re overstressed, you may suffer from constipation or diarrhea. Keep calm and constantly hydrated.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Scorpio rules elimination and reproduction — the rectum, bladder, ovaries, testes, and genitals. Intensity and dark moods can create issues with menstrual cycles, diabetes, hormones, and more. Just relax!
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
The half-human, half-horse archer zodiac is linked to vision, the thighs, sciatic nerves, and hips. This impulsive sign can be prone to accidents. Watch that you don’t overconsume alcohol or other things that are bad for you.
Medical astrology may just be a theory, but no matter what month you were born in, a healthy eating regimen, consistent activity, and living a happy and relaxing life is key to health!