Science and astrology don’t always, but many people still look to the stars for guidance. In fact, according to a 2013 Harris poll, almost 30 percent of Americans believe in astrology. Astrology uses the movement and positions of the stars and other celestial objects to draw information about life events, personality, and even human health.
You might relate to what the stars say about your personal health, so keep on reading to find out how your sign checks out!
What Does Your Zodiac Sign Say About Your Health?
Aries (March 21 — April 20)
Association: head, brain, face
Aries love action and excitement, and have a very determined, headstrong attitude. While this can get them far in life, it can also lead to headaches, migraines, and even strokes from chronic overstress. Aries tend to pack their schedules tightly and don’t leave much time for rest, hence the high stress levels. While this sign does need a lot of stimulation, don’t forget to allot yourself a rest day here and there to recharge!
Taurus (April 21 — May 21)
Association: neck, ears, throat
For whatever reason, Taureans seem to have trouble with allergies and colds. This sign rules the throat and associated regions, which leads to a lot of wear and tear on the vocal cords. Some herbal tea before bed would do you well, Taurus.
Gemini (May 22 — June 21)
Association: lungs, shoulders, arms, hands
According to an article posted on rd.com: “Gemini is the zodiac sign that rules the shoulders, arms, and hands, as well as the nervous system,” says professional astrologer Suzanne Gerber. “The high-energy sign thrives on communication but can develop problems in these areas, as well as colds, as a result of the ‘too much of a good thing’ syndrome.
While Geminis are usually lively and outgoing, all of this communication and energy required to socialize can lead to anxiety disorders, insomnia, and other mental health problems. In addition, Geminis can suffer from fatigue and laziness if they don’t learn to balance their energy levels.
Cancer (June 22 — July 22)
Association: breasts, chest, stomach
Cancers, being water signs, are very in tune to their emotions. Unfortunately, this fixation on their feelings can quickly lead to anxiety and depression. Cancers also tend to drown their emotions in food, which often results in weight management and digestive problems. Many Cancers suffer from a “nervous stomach” due to this combination of anxiety and overeating.
Leo (July 23 — August 21)
Association: heart, back, spine, blood
Leo, a fire sign, is always on the go. They don’t know when to slow down, and have a very fast metabolism. Unfortunately, this can lead to heart problems and blocked arteries due to poor eating habits while rushing to the next event. Leo: take some time to ease into your day, prepare some healthy foods, and slow down one in a while!
Virgo (August 22 — September 23)
Association: abdomen, intestines
Virgos are very analytical, logical signs. As such, they overthink everything, and are prone to eating disorders and IBS due to stress and poor self-esteem or body image. Virgo can greatly benefit from yoga or mindfulness meditation to keep any intrusive thoughts at bay.
Libra (September 24 — October 23)
Association: kidneys, adrenal glands, skin
Libras, the keepers of balance, often struggle to keep their scales level. They are prone to either diarrhea or constipation when they don’t stay on top of their diets, so for Libras, mindfulness can also help. In addition, Libras have sensitive skin, so staying hydrated will help both the epidermis and the intestines.
Scorpio (October 24 — November 22)
Association: bladder, rectum, genitals, ovaries, testes
According to Suzanne Gerber, “Scorpio rules the reproductive and elimination organs. As an intense water sign that can dwell on the dark side of life, their moods can bring on or exacerbate conditions that have to do with menstrual cycles, bathroom issues, hormones, and diabetes.”
Scorpios should keep their emotions in check, and also not let their hormones get the best of them with new romantic partners. 😉
Sagittarius (November 23 — December 22)
Association: hips, thighs, sciatic nerves, vision
Sagittarius are fun, outgoing, adventurous signs, but their restlessness can cause them trouble. They tend to have problems with vision, hips and thighs, being that they’re half-human, half-horse Archers, of course. This sign is very accident prone, so make sure to watch your step, fellow Sagittarians!
Capricorn (December 23 — January 20)
Association: bones, knees, teeth, skin, joints
Capricorns love order and discipline, but can suffer from stress and tense muscles. They also can get weak bones and joints if they don’t get enough calcium in their diets. So, advice for all Capricorns: Get enough calcium, and make sure you go for a massage every once in a while to relieve tension.
Aquarius (January 21 — February 19)
Association: lower legs, ankles, circulation
Aquarians often walk their own path in life, but this can be hindered due to weak circulation and issues in the lower legs and ankles. Maybe the stress of flying solo in life can lead to weakness in these areas? Who knows, but nevertheless, be mindful of your health, Aquarius, and don’t walk too far without taking breaks. 🙂
Pisces (February 20 — March 20)
Association: nervous system, feet, thalamus
Pisces, being a water sign, allows their emotions to control them most of the time. This can lead to overtaxed nervous systems and mental problems. Also, this sign rules the feet and might experience problems in this area, as well as with reflexes. Pisces, make sure you take care of yourself and find a healthy outlet for your emotions.