Historically medical practitioners used to turn to the energies of the universe in order to better understand the ailments of those that they were tasked to heal, as well as to strengthen their efforts. Both dreams and planets were used as tools to specifically pinpoint the best healing practices for each individual.
While this is no longer the standard practice today, we can still learn from those who came before us. Each specific area of your body is impacted by the energy of your individual Zodiac sign.
According to astrology, each zodiac sign is responsible for a specific part of the body, and if it’s diseased, channeling the energy of that sign can be helpful.
# Aries (March 21-April 19)
Body part: Aries governs the head, hair and face.
Energy: Aries’ energy is about leadership, ambition and self-determination. It also rules over emotions of anger, confidence and courage.
Imbalances: When Aries’ energy is out of balance, it can manifest in the form of migraines, headaches, low self-esteem, a runny nose and sinus problem. It might also appear in the form of skin problems, such as acne, eczema, rashes and hair loss.
Healing: The sign of the Aries is all about standing up for yourself and living the life you want. If you’ve been hiding in the background, or if you’ve listened to your ego far too much, it might be time to balance it all out. It might also mean that you need to ease up on the overthinking, slow down your tempo or pay attention to the world around you.
# Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Body part: Taurus rules the neck, throat, thyroid gland, tonsils and the upper back.
Energy: Taurus’ energy is about consistency and stability. It governs material or physical possessions, and the feelings of security and self-assurance.
Imbalances: When the Taurus energy is out of balance, it can come up in the form of neck pain, a sore throat, hoarse voice, or pain in the upper back. It might also make you feel “stuck”, or afraid of losing something.
Healing: The Taurus is all about being practical, in order to be secure and organized in life. If you don’t feel grounded or like you’re in a perpetual loop of some sort, it might be time to pay attention to your throat area. One way of doing this is to wear blue crystals, sing or make some changes in your physical environment.
# Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Body part: Brain, thoughts, ability to mimic gestures.
Energy: A Gemini expresses itself freely, and organizes its thoughts in a way understandable for other people. Geminis are great conversationalists, writers and orators.
Imbalances: Scattered thoughts and confused mental processes present themselves when the Gemini is out of balance. It can also entice people to gossip and speak without thinking.
Healing: Meditation or keeping a journal are the most effective. This helps keep your mind calm, and serves as a release for unnecessary, repetitive thoughts.
# Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Body part: Chest, breast and heart area.
Energy: Cancer energy is about channeling your emotions, and expressing your feeling and truth. It’s also a very sympathetic energy, making you want to be of service to others.
Imbalances: A manifestation of Cancer energy imbalance is feeling confused, uncontrollable emotions, exhaustion, irritability, and the desire to be alone. Respiratory difficulties, like coughing, pain in the chest and emotional eating are common.
Healing: Breathing exercises are helpful, and so is physical activity and spending time outdoors. Humanitarian work can also make you feel better, volunteering, giving to others or spending time alone and pampering yourself.
# Leo (July 23-August 22)
Body part: Heart and upper back.
Energy: The Leo is all about being the true you, and its energy is confident, proud and determined to express or seek out whatever it desires.
Imbalances: When out of balance, the Leo energy manifests in the form of heart trouble, emotional unavailability, low self-esteem, shyness or a preoccupation with fears.
Healing: Creative expression is the solution for balancing Leo energy. Art, poetry, music, theater are the way to go. Yoga helps open the heart area, so does communicating your feelings with people you care most for.
# Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Body part: Stomach and digestive tract.
Energy: The Virgo is grounded, headstrong, gives you the motivation to push through the difficult times, and its energy is also about seeing the minute details of life.
Imbalances: Digestive problems like constipation, poor digestion, chronic dieting and eating disorders occur when Virgo energy is out of balance. It also manifests itself in the form of obsessive behaviors, stubbornness and over-thinking.
Healing: It’s essential that you learn how to ease up on some expectations you pose for yourself. You must calm your mind, and resolve some thoughts that constantly trouble you. Cultivating creativity, exercise and meditation can help you bring peace to your body.
# Libra (September 23-October 22)
Body part: Kidneys, bladder and lower back.
Energy: It’s all about interpersonal relationships, and growing together with, and with the help of others.
Imbalances: It can manifest itself in the form of either too much isolation, or heavy dependence on others. Bladder infections, frequent urination and lower-back pain are also symptomatic.
Healing: You have to learn to compromise and think of others. If, on the other hand, you’ve been relying too much on other people, maybe it’s time to seek out independence and personal strength.
# Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Body part: Genitals.
Energy: It’s all about transformation and learning from life’s experiences. Scorpio energy is also about exploring your dark side, and bringing light into it.
Imbalances: It’s common to feel stuck and overwhelmed by big changes that happen suddenly. It can manifest as depression, STD’s, and either an overly active, or inactive libido.
Healing: Embracing change and dealing openly with dark aspect of your personality I key to balancing Scorpio energy. Meditation and tantra can be helpful, and some time spent by the sea or a lake can help recharge your batteries and alleviate your emotional burden.
# Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Body part: Liver, hips and thighs.
Energy: Teaching, learning and exploring is what Sagittarius energy is all about. They’re always prepared to go on an adventure, and to embark on a journey to understand life and the world.
Imbalances: In the form of liver problems, pain in the hips, restlessness and even over-indulging. Alternatively, it can materialize as passivity and an unwillingness to broaden your horizons and keep an open mind.
Healing: The best way to balance Sagittarius energy is to travel and learn new things, so that you can expand and open your mind. Exercise and doing things that are out of character for you is also helpful.
# Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Body part: Teeth, bones and knees.
Energy: Capricorn energy is all about getting things done in an organized and practical way. It’s very ambitious and motivated to achieve and create.
Imbalances: In the form of over-working, knee trouble, cavities or tooth pain. It can also lead you to put too much pressure on yourself and working too much, as a way to escape from facing emotions.
Healing: You must slow down, take a break and reexamine your goals. Reorganizing your schedule to make more time for pleasure, rather than work, and hobbies like meditation, yoga or keeping a journal are also helpful.
# Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
Body part: Ankles and nervous system.
Energy: Aquarius energy innovative and evolutionary, all about the big picture and being humane.
Imbalances: An imbalanced Aquarius energy may cause you to feel like a “mad scientist” and lose touch with reality. Ankle pain might present itself, and so can feelings of anxiety and even panic attacks.
Healing: It’s essential that you work on bringing your ideas to life, to acknowledge how your creations fit in the big picture and help other, and not just you and your life. Do things that fulfill and inspire you, and surround yourself with like minded people that you can learn from.
# Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Body part: Feet and pineal gland.
Energy: It’s all about synchronizing your own spirituality, creativity and expression through art, music and dance.
Imbalances: Feeling scattered might be a sign that your Pisces energy is out of balance. Losing touch with others, being self-centered and even hypochondria might occur. It can also result in you being disconnected from your spiritual energy and intuition.
Healing: Getting in touch with your spirituality and true self by means of meditation, creative expression and channeling your energy into something productive. Foot massages and reflexology can also be helpful.
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