Zodiac Signs and How to be Healthy

Astrology for better health  

Health has always been linked to astrology. Ancient astrologers believed in the stellar influences on health and important people such as Roman emperors often had their horoscopes cast on a regular basis. Visits to astrologers were as seen as important as regular visits to the doctor.
Ancient astrologers initially worked five planets visible to the human eye plus what was known as the luminaries – the Sun and the Moon. The Sun and the moon each ruled one sign, and the other planets ruled two. The ancient Egyptians also believed that each planet had crystal affinities which could magnify the power of a planet. Crystals were often used in ancient Egyptians temples during ceremonies and by ancient Egyptian doctors to treat medical conditions.

Each zodiac sign rules over a particular part of the body and this was always taken into consideration when treating a sick person was being treated by a doctor or priest.
The ancient astrologers divided the Zodiac into four elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire.They also believed that each element had a different function and gave further characteristics to the Zodiac Signs.
Doctors and priests also believed that certain crystals resonated with certain elements, and one example would be the Water signs which resonated with the Moonstones.Moonstones were often worn as amulets for prosperity and protection by people born under the signs of Scorpio, Pisces and Cancer.
The ancient Egyptian astrologers always produced health based horoscope which included advice on which crystals were beneficial to the health and well being of that sign.
I am following the principle and wisdom of ancient Egyptian astrologers so therefore my health horoscopes also include information on beneficial crystals plus birth stones.

Earth signs

Taurus April 20 to May 20
Ruling planet: Venus Birthstones: Topaz and Emerald
People born under this sign as often considered to be strong both mentally and physically.They love structure both in their professional and home lives. Taureans often view their body as a structural project and many body builders can be found under the sign of Taurus.
Taurus rules the neck and throat which means that common health problems include respiratory problems. Ancient Egyptian astrologers listed a range of throat problems associated with this sign and health problems included conditions of the thyroid.
Neck pain is also reported under this sign along with Bronchitis, Tonsillitis, Hypo and Hyperthyroidism however Pneumonia, Asthma and sore throats were also recorded. Ancient doctors also recorded problems with metabolism which often lead to people under this sign being diagnosed with weight problems such as obesity.
Neck massages and thyroid tapping were common treatment. Doctors in ancient Egypt recommended the thyroid to be stimulated and they partly did this by tapping their fingers against the thyroid gland area on the throat. They also believed this helped the person to express themselves better.
A common prescription was also a salt water gargle for the throat along with celery for stimulating the metabolism.
Taureans’ personality was considered to be a little on the lazy and slow side, and they were encouraged to move plus control or limit their food intake as being over weight was a common Taurean diagnosis. Seaweed was a recommended food item and sea side breaks are also mentioned in doctors' notes.
Crystal for Taurus: Tiger’s eye, Tourmaline, Topaz, Rose quartz, Diamond, Sapphire and Lapis Azuli were considered important crystals for Taurus.

 Virgo August 24 – September 23
Ruling planet: Mercury Birthstones: Peridot, Sardonyx

Virgos are often described as being analytical, perfectionists and lovers of the finer things in life. They tend to be well spoken and hard working. At the same time they are always changing and they need change and new beginnings in their lives.
Virgo rules the abdomen, stomach and intestines. Ancient astrologers also believed they ruled the spleen, liver and the sympathetic nervous system. Digestive disorders were often recorded in the medical notes of a Virgo visiting a doctor in ancient times. Doctors also noted that many Virgo patients were prone to hemorrhoids and fissure tears.
Virgo were often prescribed enemas to improve their health, and it was noted that Virgo should perform enemas on a regular basis to cleanse their intestines depending on life style and general digestive health. Problems with flatulence were also often recorded.
A diet of soups, fish and vegetarian based dishes were prescribed to optimize digestive health and aid internal cleansing. Doctors also recommended Virgos to reduce stress as their constant need for perfection could cause nervous tension.
Crystal for Virgos: Blue Topaz, Sapphire, Moonstone, Amber, Peridot

Capricorns December 22 to January 19
Ruling planet: Saturn Birthstones: Jet, Onyx
Capricorn is hard working sign, very dependable and a doer. Capricorns tends to be quite serious in nature and many people in authority come from this sign but Capricorns are also found in manually intensive jobs.
In medical astrology Capricorn rules the skeletal system and the knees. Ancient Egyptian doctors seem to have had a fascination with Capricorns and the health issues associated with this signs are well recorded. Many pharaohs appear to have been Capricorns and perhaps this is why there is so much knowledge recorded concerning this sign.
According to medical papyrus the list of health problems associated with this sign is actually quite long but skeletal and joint problems such Rheumatism, arthritis, Tendonitis, knee problems, bad teeth and gums. Interestingly bad teeth and gums were always associated to arthritis in ancient Egypt. Other health problems were also listed and the included skin disease, brittle and fungal nails and constipation. Female Capricorns were recorded as suffering from uterine problems.
Capricorns health complaints were mainly treated through diet and regular massages along with healing baths were prescribed to treat arthritis. Seaweed and mud wraps were also used for aching joints.
Popular foods included in the Capricorn diet included broccoli, spinach, parsley and alfa alfa. It is interesting to note that all of the above foods are rich in calcium.
Crystals for Capricorn: Amber, Jet, Peridot, Ruby, Turquoise, Onyx

Water signs

Cancer June 21 to July 22
Ruling planet: Moon Birthstone: Moonstone and pearl
Caner is a home loving sign concerned with nurturing and taking care of the family. It is the sign of the mother. Cancer has strong links to the past and needs to learn how to accept the past and trust other people.
In medical astrology Cancer rules the breasts and stomach, and the female reproductive system.
Ancient records show that Cancerians were quite often treated for indigestion, weight orders and eating disorders. Female Cancerians were also noted to suffer from problems with breast pain from swollen breasts and other conditions of the breasts plus problems with the reproductive system.
Indigestion was often treated with various herbal infusions and mint tea was one of the best recorded treatments along with lighter meals such as soups and fresh fruit which was believed to cleanse the body. Prunes were also seen to be very good for digestion, and prunes were often prescribed as a remedy. The doctors recommended prunes to be eaten before every meal to improve the food transition through the body.
Indications are that the ancient Egyptians had also had a keen interest in diet, and patients were often described what can only be compared today’s modern alkaline diet.
Problems with breast pain were believed to be related to the lymphatic system, and patients were treated with massages and anti-inflammatory remedies such as tea of White willow bark.
Crystals for Cancerians Amber, Opal, Pink Tourmaline and Ruby

Scorpio October 25 to November 21
Ruling planets: Mars ,Pluto
Scorpio was recognized as an intense and enigmatic sign. In ancient Egypt this sign was associated with secret keeping, and it has been recorded that many high priests, and priestesses, belonged to this sign. Perhaps they were good at keeping the Pharaoh’s secrets.
Powerful emotions and strong sexual feelings flow under a calm surface but many people belonging to this sign have a problem with resentment. Doctors in ancient Egypt believed that many of Scorpios physical problems could be attributed to an unwillingness to forgive.
In medical astrology Scorpio governs the genitals, reproductive organs, bladder, urethra and rectum. Doctors recorded that Scorpios often suffered from problems with the sexual organs and sexually transmitted diseases were often recorded.
Female Scorpios were recorded to suffer from menstrual problems which was believed to be as a result of too much heat in the body. The use of reflexology is well recorded in ancient Egypt and many female Scorpios were treated reflexology to treat “heat imbalances”.
Problems with the prostate were recorded amongst male Scorpios and was treated with what was known as liquid extract of pumpkin seeds. Today we can only presume this was pumpkin seed oil.
Crystals for Scorpio: Malachite, Topaz, Ruby, Boji stone

Pisces February 19 to March 20
Ruling planets: Jupiter, Neptune
Piscean people are often seen as swimming through life going which ever way the emotional current of their lives take them. They are psychic sponges and soak up feelings and emotions of others. Pisceans were often seen as being able to build psychic bridges between the spirit realm and reality.
Pisces were believed to be the most powerful sign as it was the last signs, and seen as a filter – both psychic and emotional.
In medical astrology Pisces governs the feet, lymphatic system and pituitary gland.
Common disease recorded were gout, swollen feet, painful feet and problems with sleeping. Ancient Egyptian doctors believed the spirit world disturbed Pisceans as they slept, and recommended they kept the crystal Fluorite by their bedside to break any psychic or spiritual connections.
Pisceans were recommended to stay away from wine and beer as doctors believed such substances impacted physically on Pisces more than any other sign.
Various herbal treatments were prescribed for Pisces along with healing baths and regular massages. Crystal healing was believed to be more important and beneficial for this sign than any of the other signs.
Crystals for Pisces: Fluorite, Amethyst, Moonstone, Turquoise

Air signs

Gemini May 21 to June 20
Ruling planet: Mercury Birthstones: Tourmaline, Agate
Gemini is one of the liveliest signs of the zodiac. Talkative Gemini loves to communicate. As a result of this many people born under this sign suffers from stress, and burn out. Multi- tasking is an admirable talent but doing too much at one time can lead to confusion and loss of attention.
Gemini rules over the hands, arms, lungs, respiratory an nervous systems. They tend to be nervous character full of energy and always living on the edge.
Ancient doctors considered many of the illness which afflicted Gemini to have their route in their nervous energy and not getting enough rest. Commonly recorded health problems were asthma, bronchitis and pneumonia. Geminis were often brought into doctors after having collapsed from exhausting and it was recorded that they were often underweight.
Gemini children were noted to suffer from eczema, difficulties in learning and speech problems. Much of the treatment of Gemini was focused on calming them down and doctors often advised a Gemini to “sit down and eat”.
Calming massages with various essential oils were prescribed to ease nervous tension and deal with the restlessness which afflicted this sign. Lavender was often prescribed as a remedy and recommended to be carried in a small bottle and applied to the throat chakra.
Crystals for Gemini: Agate, Topaz, Topaz, Serpentine

Libra September 25 to October 22
Ruling planet: Venus Birth stone: Sapphire, Opal
Libra is a strong relationship sign and loves being together with loved ones. Peace and general balance is important to this sign. People born under this sign can however be judgmental of others and sometimes this part of their personality needs softening.
In medical astrology Libra rules the kidneys and buttocks. Ancient Egyptian doctors recorded that many people born under this sign suffered what they called “sugar addiction”. Libras seem to have been well known for their love of sweet things and obsessively ate pastries and food with a lot of honey.
Subsequently they suffered from problems with the kidneys and were prune to urinary tract infections. Ancient doctors often prescribed remedies based on herbs which were known to reduce sugar cravings and always recommended their Libra patient to drink plenty of water.
They were also recommended to exercise gently to ease pains in the buttocks and down the legs. Sounds very much what we today call sciatica. It was known in ancient times as a “twisted nerve” which is not very far from the truth.
Crystal for Libras: jade, Lapiz lazuli, Peridot

Aquarius January 20 to February 18
Ruling planets: Saturn and Uranus Birth stones: Aquamarine, Amethyst
One ancient Egyptian astrologer wrote about Aquarius “ they see the future and bring it closer” There is something about this somewhat eccentric sign. People born under this sign. They seem to be ahead of themselves and others, many of them do not live in the now but rather at some point in the future. It is interesting to note that many science fiction writers are born under this sign.
Aquarius rules the calves and ankles. People born under this sign was noted to suffer from swollen ankles and painful lower legs. Often doctors noted problems with poor circulation, arthritis and rheumatism.
Aquarius patients were advised to move and include exercising such as swimming which would gentle strengthen sensitive joints. Many patients under this sign were recommended to eat ginger, coriander and take rosemary tea several times per day to help with what was known as “cold blood”. It is also noted that Aquarius were unwilling patients often thinking they new more than their doctors.
Crystals for Aquarius. Moonstone, Boji stone, Amber, Blue Celestial 


Fire signs

Aries March 21 to April 19
Ruling planet: Mars Birthstones: Ruby, Diamond
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and people born under this sign are known to be fearless. Many people born under this sign are natural leaders and explorers. Thomas Jefferson is an example of famous person born under this sign.
Ariens are known to be quick to anger and many Ariens are rebellious and go off in their own direction ignoring main stream views and crowds. Doctors in ancient Egypt believed Ariens to be too “hot headed” which is interesting as this sign rule the head.
Subsequently doctors treated many Ariens for problems related to the head. Headaches were frequently diagnosed along with sunstrokes and haemorrhages. They were advised to stay out of the sun and live most of their lives in the shade which must have been difficult in a such hot country as Egypt.
Ancient Egyptian doctors were very good at treating problems with the head, and there is a lot of information available how afflictions of the heads were treated.
There seem to have been a lot of emphasis on increasing blood circulation. Garlic and rosemary were often prescribed as remedies along with tea from White Willow bark to reduce inflammation and pain. They were also recommended to eat fenugreek.
Crystals for Aries: Bloodstone, Jasper, Carnelian

Leo July 25 to August 22
Ruling planet: Sun Birthstones: Tiger’s Eye, Ruby
Leo is seen as the natural ruler of the Zodiac. All Leo’s have larger than life personalities and they love being noticed. A priest in ancient Egypt noted about a Leo friend “ he out shines the sun”. People born under this sign love showing off and are known to have deep pockets as they love splashing out on all the best in life. They are creative and generous to a fault.
In medical astrology they rule the heart and the lower back. A lot of Leos appear to have been treated for problems associated with the heart, high blood pressure and cardiac problems. Doctors back in ancient Egypt seem to have recognized the link between heart disease and diet. Leos were often advised to eat less fat and make fish and vegetables the main part of their diet. They were also prescribed garlic and doctors believed that the potency of garlic was increased when it was roasted. “Thinning the blood” was also mentioned and this was achieved by various herbal concoctions such as rosemary and ground white willow bark.
Crystals for Leo: Boji stone, Onyx, Quartz

Sagittarius November 22 to December 21
Ruling planet: Jupiter Birthstones: Topaz, Turquoise
People born under this sign are said to be on an eternal quest, and are thought of as seekers. They can be a bit volatile and are easily bored and angered however they are also active and very adventurous. Also known to be very adaptable, versatile and flexible people.
Sagittarius rules the hips and thighs, and ancient Egyptians noted they were good athletes but suffered joint injuries and loss of flexibility. It was often noted they traveled a lot and had a habit of returning home with various “foreign fevers”.
Many Sagittarians who visited doctors seem to have suffered from rheumatism, and were sent for healing baths and massages. Essential oils were used to treat aching joints and warming mixtures based on Jojoba oil were prescribed to be used several times during the day along with “slow movements”. New evidence seems to point to that the ancient Egyptians may have discovered that water therapy, exercise in water, helped rheumatism sufferers. There are some interesting notes which confirm that water therapy was used when treating many health problems.
Crystals for Sagittarius: Lapis Lazuli, Topaz, Turquoise

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