This is not just on an emotional and spiritual level, but on a physical level as well. In fact, each body part or area of your body is also ruled by a particular zodiac energy.
In the early days of medicine, doctors used to study dreams and the planets in order to work out how best to treat a patient. While this technique is long gone, there is still some value in understanding how astrology can help to heal you.
In astrology, each zodiac sign governs a different part of the body. When this part of the body is facing illness, channelling the energy of that sign can help.
Here is how you can use each astrology sign to heal your body:
Body: Aries rules over the head, hair and face.
Energy: Aries energy is all about leadership, standing up for yourself and going after what it is that you truly desire. It also rules over the emotions of anger, self-confidence and courage.
Imbalances: When Aries energy is not in balance it can manifest as headaches, migraines, loss of self confidence, runny nose and sinus problems. It can also manifest as acne, skin problems, eczema, rashes and hair loss.
Healing: Aries energy is all about being able to stand up for who you truly are and lead your life in a direction that feels good. If you have been hiding in the shadows, or perhaps even being lead too much by your ego, it may be time to bring this into balance. It may also indicate that you need to let go of over-active thoughts, slow down or pay attention to the world around you.
Body: Taurus rules over the neck, throat, thyroid, tonsils and upper back area.
Energy: Taurus energy is all about stability and consistency. Taurus also rules over material or physical possessions and also our general feelings of security and self-assurance.
Imbalances: When Taurus energy is out of balance it can manifest as upper back issues, neck problems, sore throats and a hoarse voice. It can also cause feelings of “stuckness” or fear of changing or losing something.
Healing: Taurus energy is about taking a practical and methodical approach to life in order to feel secure and organised. If you have been lacking groundedness or perhaps stuck in a never ending cycle, it may be time to bring this into balance by harmonising your throat area. You can do this using blue crystals, singing and also making some changes to your life and external environment.
Body: Gemini rules over your mind, thoughts, your ability to express yourself and your arms and hands.
Energy: Gemini energy is about the freedom to express yourself and collect your thoughts in an orderly way so other people can understand them. Gemini’s are natural communicators, writers and speakers.
Imbalances: When Gemini energy is out of balance it can manifest as scattered thoughts, confused mental processes, arm or hand pain and fear of expression. It can also cause people to become gossips or perhaps speak before thinking.
Healing: To balance the energy of Gemini meditation or journalling is often the best remedy. This helps to calm and soothe the mind and can release any repetitive thoughts.
Body: Cancer rules over the chest, breast and heart area.
Energy: Cancer energy is about tuning into your emotions and expressing your truth and feelings. Cancer energy is also very nurturing and often desires to be of service to others.
Imbalances: When Cancer energy is out of balance it can manifest as uncontrollable emotions, feeling drained or overly sensitive and even withdrawal or the desire to be alone. Symptoms include respiratory illnesses, coughing, sore breasts and a tendency to emotionally eat.
Healing: To balance Cancer energy breathing exercises are often most beneficial, as is spending time out in the fresh air and light exercise. Balance can also be achieved through volunteering, giving to others or spending time nourishing and loving yourself.
Body: Leo rules over the heart, as well as the upper back.
Energy: Leo energy is all about learning to shine by being true to who you are. Leo energy is proud, confident and unafraid to express or go after what it wants.
Imbalances: When Leo energy is out of balance it can manifest as heart complications, difficulty in expressing emotions and feeling closed off to love. It can also manifest as a lack of self confidence, feeling shy or lead by fears.
Healing: To balance Leo energy, any form of creative expression is often helpful. This includes art, dancing, poetry, acting etc. Doing yoga poses to help open the heart area is also recommended, as is talking about or communicating your feelings to those you care about.
Body: Virgo rules over the stomach and digestive organs.
Energy: Virgo energy is earthy, grounded and helps us to stay motivated to move through life’s challenges. Virgo energy is also about noticing the smaller, more refined details and is very headstrong.
Imbalances: When Virgo energy is out of balance it can manifest as digestive problems, constipation, eating disorders, chronic dieting and poor digestion. It can also manifest as over-thinking, stubbornness and obsessive behaviours.
Healing: To balance Virgo energy, it is important to learn how to let go and release some of the expectations you are placing on yourself. It is also important to calm your mind and perhaps take the time to get to the bottom of any nagging thoughts. This is best done through meditation, creative projects or even exercise. Making peace with your body and ensuring that you are eating a lot of healthy fruits and vegetables can also be helpful.
Body: Libra energy rules over your kidneys, bladder and lower back area.
Energy: Libra energy is all about learning how to connect and grow with others and form healthy partnerships and relationships.
Imbalances: When Libra energy is out of balance it can manifest as being too independent or too co-dependent. It can also manifest as issues relating to the bladder such as infections, frequent urination or lower back pain.
Healing: To balance Libra energy, it is important to find ways how to compromise in your life and perhaps think about others. On the flip side, if you have been relying too much to others, it may be time to find your own independence and strength.
Body: Scorpio energy rules over the genital area.
Energy: Scorpio energy is all about transformation and learning how to grow and change through life’s experiences. It is also about digging through your shadow side in order to bring it into the light.
Imbalances: When Scorpio energy is out of balance it can manifest as feeling stuck or perhaps even overwhelmed by too much change too quickly. It can also manifest as depression, STD’s, lack of libido or an overactive libido.
Healing: To balance Scorpio energy it is important to embrace change and be open to dealing with any shadows that emerge. To help with this, it may be beneficial to take up practices like meditation and tantra. Spending time near water can also help to recharge your batteries and emotionally release.
Body: Sagittarius energy rules over your hips and thighs. It also rules over the liver.
Energy: Sagittarius energy is all about learning, exploring and teaching. Sagittarius energy is always ready for adventure and craves to understand life and the world.
Imbalances: When Sagittarius energy is out of balance it can manifest as hip problems, liver issues or even the tendency to over-indulge. It can also manifest as restlessness or perhaps an inability to stay in one spot for a long period of time. Alternatively, it can also manifest as stagnancy and perhaps an unwillingness to learn, embrace other cultures or keep an open-mind.
Healing: One of the best ways to balance Sagittarius energy is to travel or learn something new that will help to open and expand your mind. Doing something different from your regular routine can also help to balance the energy as can exercises that help to open the hip area.
Body: Capricorn energy rules over your bones, knees and teeth.
Energy: Capricorn energy is all about getting things done in a practical and orderly fashion. Capricorn energy is extremely ambitious and is highly motivated to achieve and create.
Imbalances: When out of balance, Capricorn energy can lead to workaholic tendencies, issues with the knees, cavities or tooth pain. It can also lead to putting too much pressure on oneself to achieve and a habit of working or ‘doing things’ in order to avoid emotions.
Healing: To balance Capricorn energy it is important to take a break, slow down and perhaps also check in with what is really fuelling your ambitions. A re-working of your schedule may also be in order to make less time for work and more time for play. Taking up practices such as meditation, yoga or even journalling may also be helpful.
Body: Aquarius energy rules over your ankles and your nervous system.
Energy: Aquarius energy is all about supporting humanity and thinking about things on a bigger and more global scale. Aquarius energy is extremely innovative and is often revolutionary in nature.
Imbalances: When out of balance, Aquarius energy can cause you to feel like a “mad scientist”, it may also cause feelings of losing touch with reality. Ankle issues can also present, as well as feelings of anxiety or even panic attacks.
Healing: To balance Aquarius energy it is important to work on creating and bringing your ideas to life. It is also important to think about the bigger picture and how your ideas or creations can benefit all of mankind, not just yourself. To help with this, do things everyday that inspire you and surround yourself with likeminded people to learn and grow from.
Body: Pisces energy rules over the feet and pineal gland.
Energy: Pisces energy is all about aligning with your own essence or spirituality. It is also a very creative and can be expressed through art, music and dance.
Imbalances: When out of balance, Pisces energy can manifest as feeling all over the place and lacking groundedness. It can also manifest as losing touch with the needs of others, egocentrism and even being prone to worry or hypochondria. It can also result in being closed off from your spiritual energy or intuition. Imbalances can sometimes also occur during a spiritual awakening.
Healing: To balance Pisces energy it is important to get in touch with your spiritual self or your true essence. There are many ways to achieve this but meditation is often the most effective. Another great way to balance this energy is to get creative and to channel this energy into something productive. Getting grounded can help, as can foot massages and reflexology.