“He who does not understand astrology is not a doctor but a fool.”- Hippocrates (460BC – 380 BC), Father of Medicine.
The likelihood of illness or injuries relating to a particular sign is derived from both the nature of the sign with regard to its type by triplicity and that of its natural ruling planet. Ailments of a sign or planet can also appear by reflection in its opposite sign or by reflection in the opposite sign of a planet’s exaltation. For example, Venus is exalted in Pisces and by reflection, the ailments associated with Venus and Pisces can show in the opposite sign of Virgo.
Please note that these are indications only and not just by virtue of having the sun placed in a certain sign. Many other factors play their part in medical astrology and the diagnosis or potential for illnesses or ailments. Usually, in order for a condition to manifest, it will be found that planets will be afflicted in a sign by one of the so-called malefic planets and by a hard aspect between them. However, benefic planets such as Jupiter and Venus and good aspects from the Sun or Moon can mitigate or even deny the possibility of any condition taking hold. These matters are also subject to being triggered by transits.
The houses also govern the various parts of the body by association with their sign of the natural order of the zodiac. For example, the head is governed by the first house corresponding to Aries, the throat by the second house corresponding to Taurus and so on.
Ruling Planet: Mars
Body Parts ruled: head, brain, eyes, face, muscles, pineal gland.
Ailments: anything to do with the head. Headache, migraine, sinus problems, head colds, nosebleeds, fever, inflammation, haemorrhage, high blood pressure, eruptions, burns, scalds, insect bites and stings.
Ruling Planet: Venus
Body Parts ruled: neck, throat, thyroid gland, larynx, chin, lower jaw, ears, tongue, vocal chords, jugular vein, tonsils.
Ailments: anything to do with the throat or neck, sore throat, stiff neck, tension, excess weight, under-active thyroid gland.
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Body Parts ruled: hands, fingers, arms, shoulders, upper ribs, lungs, bronchial tracts, trachea, thymus gland, nerves and nervous system.
Ailments: those relating to the mental faculty and those associated with the nerves, nervous strain, restlessness especially of the mind, chest and lung complaints, asthma, pleurisy, insomnia, amnesia.
Ruling Planet: Moon
Body Parts ruled: breasts, breastbone, stomach, alimentary canal, lower ribs, womb, pancreas.
Ailments: stomach and digestive complaints, upset stomach, breast disorders, lymphatic system disorders, obesity.
Ruling Planet: Sun
Body Parts ruled: upper back, spine, spleen, heart, aorta, circulation.
Ailments: heart problems, hardening of the arteries, high or low blood pressure, spinal and back problems, blood disorders.
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Body Parts ruled: nervous system, intestines, stomach, abdomen, lower dorsal nerves, bowels, nails, spleen.
Ailments: anxiety, nervous tension, bowel and digestive system disorders, intestinal disorders, abdominal disorders.
Ruling Planet: Venus
Body Parts ruled: lower back (lumbar region), lumbar nerves, buttocks, kidneys, adrenal glands, blood vessels, skin.
Ailments: associated with the kidneys and any problems that arise with them, those conditions brought about by excess and over-indulgence, obesity. It is associated with venereal diseases.
Ruling Planet: Mars and Pluto
Body Parts Ruled: genitals, bladder, cervix, anus, genito-urinary tract, prostate gland.
Ailments: Pluto rules Scorpio so it is associated with ailments of the reproductive and excretory systems. It occasions deep changes within whatever condition arises. Can be likened to a volcano bubbling beneath the surface. Ailments: anything hidden or deep.
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Body Parts ruled: liver, hips, thighs, arterial system, pelvis, femur (thighbone).
Ailments: Jupiter rules the liver and any complaints of it. As Jupiter’s main keyword is that of expansion, it governs swellings and things that grow such as tumours and other growths, either malignant or benign. It is also associated with being overweight and over-indulgence in food, alcohol and drugs.
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Body Parts ruled: bones, joints, knees, skin, teeth.
Ailments: Saturn rules the skin and bones and by its nature of restriction and generally slowing things down, anything that is degenerative is ruled by it. It produces blockages and is associated with poor growth. Dental problems, skin problems, arthritis.
Ruling Planet: Saturn and Uranus
Body Parts ruled: Circulatory system, ankles, Achilles heal, calves, shins, breath, eyesight.
Ailments: Circulatory problems, varicose veins, anxiety, muscular spasms, arthritis, palpitations.
Ruling Planet: Neptune and Jupiter
Body Parts ruled: feet
Ailments: addiction to alcohol or drugs, suspension of normal functioning, wasting diseases and general lethargy. Anything that impairs normal functioning or gradual erosion of functions. Immune system problems, fluid retention, hormonal imbalances, chilblains, glandular problems.
The 12 Cell Salts And Their Astrology Signs
A friend thought the astrological correspondences for the 12 Cell Salts would be an article many would find useful, so welcome to today’s subject for consideration. The 12 cell salts are considered to be necessary to our health, and I have found over the years that the salts corresponding to the Ascendant and sign on the 6th house are very important in our biochemical workings. The Ascendant, of course, represents the physical vehicle and therefore the primary chemical makeup of a person. The sign on the 6th house also shows important factors concerning the physical health, since the 6th represents the health of an individual. I’ve also found that if a person has a stellium (3 or more planets) in a given sign, that mineral salt needs to be kept in the diet regularly, as do the substances ruled by the Moon sign, since the Moon rules our absorption and is active in our biochemical processes on a constant basis. Apart from these few suggestions, there are other astrological factors that show our need for various salts. However, thanks to our fascist AMA, there are some strict laws governing what can and cannot be said regarding our health and what substances we might need. Therefore I cannot offer suggestions in this forum as to what you may need. So that you may get the maximum benefit from this article, in addition to offering you the sign correspondences, I’ll also offer you a few foods that are high in certain salts. Obviously there are other foods with these mineral salts in them, so don’t confine yourself to what you read here. Please feel free to explore the subject to whatever degree you are called to do so, and if you find that certain salts (or foods) seem beneficial to your health, then by all means find the diet and/or supplements that work for you. What follows are the astrological correspondences to the cell salts:
|Aries||Potassium Phosphate||Said to be good as a brain food helpful for nerve and brain imbalances. Foods containing this salt include Parsley, Beans, Beets, Carrots, Linseed Meal, Peanuts, Milk, Buttermilk, Cheese and Avocados.|
|Taurus||Sodium Sulphate||Said to be good in regulating the water supply in the body system, decreasing or increasing it as needed. Foods containing this salt include Cauliflower, Lettuce, Cabbage, Turnips, Radishes, Onions, Egg Yolks, Celery, Brussel Sprouts, Kohlrabi and Milk.|
|Gemini||Potassium Chloride||Said to be good for forming and distributing fibrin throughout the body, thereby moderating coagulation. When clogging occurs, it is associated with sinus and throat problems as well as fibrous growths. Foods containing this salt include Cheese, Egg Yolks, Radishes, Coconuts, Lentils, Carrots, Spinach, Asparagus and Sauerkraut.|
|Cancer||Calcium Flouride||Said to be good for muscle and ligament tonicity, (thus helping prevent muscle prolapsis) as well as healthy teeth enamel. Foods containing this salt include Turnips, Asparagus, Beets, Goat Cheese, Kelp, Garlic and Pineapple.|
|Leo||Magnesium Phosphate||Said to be good for healthy nerve tissue, thus assisting nerve transmission. Foods containing this salt include Cauliflower, Cabbage, Asparagus, Beechnuts, Almonds, Whole Wheat, as well as fruits such as Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Grapefruit, Figs, Gooseberries, Peaches and Cherries.|
|Virgo||Potassium Sulphate||Said to be good for circulation of oils through our body, which supposedly assists digestion and kidney function, as well as excretion of toxins through the skin. Foods containing this salt include Cauliflower, Lettuce, Cabbage, Onions, Celery, Brussel Sprouts, Tomatoes and Cucumbers.|
|Libra||Sodium Phosphate||Said to be good for balancing the acid-alkaline function in our bodies, thus helping all acid conditions which affect the nervous system. Foods containing this salt include Cottage Cheese, Eggs, Buttermilk, Brown Rice, Tomato juice, Cirtu fruits and juices, Whole Wheat products, Lentils, Vegetable Greens, Asparagus and Parsley.|
|Scorpio||Calcium Sulphate||Said to be good for building and sustaining epithelial tissue, thus supposedly good for all skin diseases. Foods containing this salt include Cauliflower, Lettuce, Cabbage, Turnips, Radishes, Onions, Egg Yolks, Celery, Brussel Sprouts, Kohlrabi, and Milk.|
|Sagittarius||Silica||Said to be good for building and maintaining skin, hair, nails, and nerve coverings, as well as removing decomposed matter from the skin. Foods containing this salt include Endive, Barley, Oats, raw Cabbage, Cucumber skins, Shredded Wheat, Rye and Whole Wheat products, Spinach, Peas, Carrots, Gooseberries and Strawberries.|
|Capricorn||Calcium Phosphate||Said to be good as a bone builder and helpful in any bone disease. Foods containing this salt include Parsley, Beans, Beets, Carrots, Linseed Meal, Peanuts, Milk Buttermilk, Cheese and Avocados.|
|Aquarius||Sodium Chloride||Said to be good for regulaitng the water supply throughout the body, thus affecting elimination and how “cool” or “hot” we are regardless of the temperature. Foods containing this salt include Onions, Celery, Tomatoes, Almonds, Apples, Spinach, Peaches, Pecans, Lentils, Sauerkraut, Eff Yolks, Swiss chard, and Roquefort and Goat Cheese.|
|Pisces||Ferrous Phosphate||Said to be good for transporting oxygen throughout the body, thus aiding circulation which assists the purifying and stimulating of internal organs. Foods containing this salt include Raisins, Prunes, Plums, Grapes, Figs, Oranges, Spinach, Currants, Mushrooms, Dates, Beets, Wheat Bran and Lima Beans.|
(This list of foods corresponding to the 12 cellular tissue salts was originally published in “Wynn’s Astrology” magazine, March 1941, in the article “Zodiacal Salts and Diet” by A.J. Haworth, D.C.)
Below is the book, The Twelve Cell Salts of the Zodiac by George W. Carey. Beginning on page 26, Carey describes each zodiac symbol’s deficiencies, although I would recommend reading the enitre book.
Astro-Chemico-Physiological and Chromatic Chart by Inez Eudora Perry.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE: This page is not in any way offered as prescription, diagnosis nor treatment for any disease, illness, infirmity or physical condition. Any form of self-treatment or alternative health program necessarily must involve an individual’s acceptance of some risk, and no one should assume otherwise. Persons needing medical care should obtain it from a physician. Consult your doctor before making any health decision.