Zodiac Man! What’s it all about? When you’re creating a scented candle for wellbeing, it’s not long before you come across herbalism and learn that historically many plants are referred to as being "under the influence of" a planet.
Did you also know that until the 1700s, physicians across Europe were required by law to calculate the position of the moon before carrying out medical procedures? Zodiac Man was used to decide the best/luckiest time for surgery and to also dispense herbal medicine. Zodiac signs were mapped from the head to the toes - the first sign of the Zodiac (Aries) at the top and the last sign (Pisces) at the bottom.
However, just because you're an Aries that doesn't mean you will suffer from headaches. The parts of the body that your sign rules are points of emphasis or trigger points — not necessarily illness. In fact, many modern astrologers say that these body parts are actually a star signs’ favourite erogenous zone!
Here I to give you a rundown on the body part for your Zodiac sign. Find out what body part is ruled by your star sign and see if there’s truth to this ancient theory.
The head is under the influence of Aries - that includes the brain, eyes and face, but not the nose! ( I don’t know why the nose is out?) Back when Doctors were Astrologers, treatments for the head area would never be done when the moon was in Aries. Modern astrologers will tell you that Aries people tend to be very robust and rarely get chronically ill. They do get stressed though and that can lead to headaches. And for romance? Aries love a darn good head massage!
The neck is under the influence of Taurus - that includes the throat, vocal chords, tonsils and thyroid. As an earth sign, illnesses tend to take a long time to heal. Astrologers say that because Taurus rules this area, they are big communicators, singers, and general noisemakers! Does your flatmate love singing in the shower or yelling at a football match? Probably a Taurean! And for romance? Since Taureans are often good singers, write them a song? Or try out a neck and shoulder massage.
Gemini as "the twins," rules lots of body parts that come in pairs. The complex mix symbolises the complexity of a Gemini. According to Zodiac Man, the arms and hands, in particular, relate to Gemini's enjoyment of vibrant communication and multi-tasking too. Gemini folk also often use your arms to give hugs - often flirty hugs! So for romance, hug your Gemini back!
The breast and stomach are under the influence of Cancer, which indicates nurturing, especially when it comes to preparing and giving food to loved ones. Not that it’s a competition but a Cancerian mum will be a breastfeeding pro. Cancerians love to entertain with an abundance of food and love food themselves. The way to win the heart of this star sign is to cook a delicious meal. And for love, it’s all about the romantic food choices: strawberries, champagne and chocolate.
The majestic Lion of Leo rules the body parts of strength and emotion: the heart and the spine. The heart is the centre of physical and emotional life and the back is the centre of bodily support. When Leos feel that their leadership skills are being used effectively, they stand tall with their shoulders back. On the other hand, an imbalance can lead to upper back problems, such as tightness and tension. No surprises that the best kind of massage for a Leo is an upper back, shoulder and neck massage.
Virgoans are worriers, especially about their health and possess a fussy digestive system, suffer from indigestion, gas pains, ulcers, liver upsets, colitis, and bowel problems. Yikes! This means it’s really important for a Virgo to take extra good care of their nutrition. Think ginger tea, lots of steamed green veggies, fresh smoothies, soups and berries. A healthy well-fed Virgoan is a happy Virgoan. And for romance? According to Zodiac Man, despite tummy troubles, a Virgo’s belly and belly button tend to be an erogenous zone for them.
Libra rules the bottom! No really, it does! ‘Does my bum look big in this?’ is a question a Libra will never have to ask themselves because Libran women tend to have graceful lower spines and curvaceous buttocks, and Libra men have well-shaped, muscular backs and bottoms too. The kidneys and skin are also under the influence of Librans, who are lucky to have bright, clear skin when in good health. For romance, because Venus, the goddess of love rules Libra, they LOVE to love. But be a bit wary: Librans tend to fall in love a little too fast and can fall out of love again quickly too.
Scorpio rules the genitals and so most people associate this star sign with, well, sex! But actually, because Scorpio rules the entire reproductive system and the blood system too, they embody creation and transformation. Scorpios tend to believe that love is ultimately the creator of all life. However, true to their reputation, Scorpios are also sexual beings. For romance, simply show your passionate side and this will be immensely attractive!
The thighs are under the influence of Sagittarius, and the hips too. These ruling parts represent a Sagittarian’s spontaneous nature perfectly. Energetic by nature, Sagittarians love to experience the new and travel. By the time a Sagittarian is 40, it’s likely that they have experienced at a surgery that resulted from an injury, often a leg, hip or pelvic break. For romance, all you have to do is put a hand on a thigh or hip! The thighs are erotic for most people, but even more so for a Sagittarius!
According to Zodiac Man, Capricorn rules the knees. Because this star sign is all about structure, it is quite apt that this earth sign rules the skeletal system and joints. Tip for romance: If you show Capricorn your witty and humorous side they won’t be able to resist you for too long because, through all that seriousness, they love a good giggle. And in the bedroom? The back of the knees is known to be a special erogenous zone for a Capricorn, who can be aroused by a slow and sensual massage. Oooh, la la!
Aquarius rules the ankles, calves, shins, and circulatory system. The ankles are the joint that connects the entire upper body to the feet, which connects the body to the earth, and like the ankles, an Aquarian is like a human go-between earth and in space. Aquarians are quite delicate folk. Just like the ankles and shins, they can break and shatter, so take care of their hearts and minds. If you spot some stress in your Aquarian loved one, give them a long and luxurious oil massage of the lower legs and feet while they relax.
Pisceans are believed to absorb all the lessons of the other eleven signs because they are the final star sign. With that heavy load, Pisces governs the feet, the anchor of the entire body. Astrologers say that because Pisces rules this area, they love to travel far and wide. Pisces rules the lymphatic system too, and like the lymphatic system, Pisceans are sponges absorbing toxic energy, and this can affect their immune system. The best thing for health and wellness is reflexology. Maybe buy a set of reflexology tools for the feet and try out a few easy pressure points? And for romance? As a water sign, it has to be a bubble bath moment to do the wooing! Hopefully not for a first date though!
I hope you enjoyed our little tour around Zodiac Man and got few tips about how to 'woo' your loved one based on their Zodiac sign and the body part they rule! Although we may no longer treat illness through medical astrology, it provides insight into each of the 12 zodiac signs’ physicalities ― and, how star signs like to be romanced and loved! Remember that the parts of the body that a sign rules are points of emphasis or trigger points — not necessarily illness.
Hippocrates, the Greek physician who is regarded as the father of medicine, insisted his students study astrology, saying, "He who does not understand astrology is not a doctor but a fool." All this is kinda lovely as it all links with the idea that all of us are interconnected, both on earth and in the skies, too. It’s all based on the very old saying, ‘As Within, So Without, As above, So below.’ The interconnectedness of all things. Do you think there’s truth in this ancient practice?
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