Health Horoscopes

John Bitsas, Editor

ARIES (March 21 – April 19) – This sign tends to have more then it’s fair share of good heath, very vigorous with a strong constitution. Aries, ever ready for the next challenge, simply does not have the time to be sick. They have incredible powers of recovery, and when ill, they do not stay that way for long. However, when they are sick, it is mostly minor headaches and fevers that seem to “burn off” in no time. They have a lot of stamina and appear to live off of adrenalin. This causes them to be tireless workers, but if not given the proper direction their stamina will suffer.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) – Taurus, even though persistent and committed, has an urge to enjoy the rewards of living high that may lead to overindulging. An appetite for very rich foods and sweets can pose a difficult challenge. Since Taurus is the thyroid master, discipline will be paramount to aiding ones metabolism; weight gain may become a nemesis as one grows older.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 20) – Gemini tend to live on their nerves and having inquisitive minds, they stay distracted and often forget basic needs, such as eating and sleeping. Gemini is ruler of the nervous system, causing mental and nervous exhaustion to be trouble spots. They suffer more than most with colds and flu, in part, from their reluctance to get rest when needed. Colds can be an ongoing problem as congestion in the respiratory region represents the Gemini trait to block the mind with many thoughts at once.

CANCER (June 21 – July 22) – Cancers have the tough outer shell of a crab as well as its soft belly. Even though they may seem cool and in control on the surface, they quite often are prone to emotional disruptions. Heartburn, gastric disorders and obesity are of major concern to the Cancer. Although they are supportive of others close to them, they usually suffer in silence as they are not ones who communicate freely. Water retention is also common among Cancers. They should avoid high fat foods and learn to talk openly about things that bother them as to avoid any chances of stomach ulcers.

LEO (July 23 – August 22) – Being energetic and positive, Leos tend to enhance the lives of those around them to the point of ignoring their own health needs. Leo rules over the back and heart, both of which are extremely vulnerable. Obviously, a good diet and exercise are true remedies for a growing waistline in which Leos tend to ignore. Leos, being high energy, need to allow for a recharging of the batteries. An unhappy Leo may become depressed and as a result overeat causing that dreaded stomach bulge as well as back pain. Take time to exercise and follow a nutritional diet plan.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22) – Virgo’s passion for attention to detail has given them a reputation for hypochondria. Body and mind are one to them and if anything upsets their orderly process both may be affected. Bowel diseases, indigestion, colic and intestinal infection may be caused to undue stress and anxiety. Insomnia may also be an issue as Virgos find it difficult to switch off their nervous tension. Relaxation, meditation, regular stretching, massage and deep breathing should help ease tension.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 22) – Instead of confronting emotional problems honestly, Libras will settle for peace at all cost and, in doing so, become frustrated and bury their feelings. These frustrations can lead to many types of illnesses. Since Libras tend not to be assertive, an argument becomes overwhelming resulting in stress symptoms such as back weakness, kidney trouble and eczema. Libras must constantly watch their weight as they may tend to turn to sweets to hide their insecurities. Overeating can also be a sign of depression but given a strong constitution, overeating or depression should not pose any problems. Libras must be ever diligent in their guard against occasional spells of moodiness and depression by looking for fun experiences to divert negativity.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21) – Scorpios basic vitality is strong, however wasting or abusing life’s forces are detrimental to their good health. Scorpios tend not to understand moderation, therefore indulging in excess. By recognizing these tendencies early on and learning how to exercise moderation, they set themselves up for a happy and prosperous adult life.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21) – Sagittarians think of life on a large scale. This is demonstrated through the words they choose, the deeds they do or their eating habits. They love adventure and excitement but have a real fear of sickness. Sagittarians have a tendency to be very restless which causes them to expend enormous amounts of their reserve energy which drags down their immune system making them more apt to become bedridden. They are, many times, their own worst enemies making fun of any personal ailments and worries all the while being concerned their luck may run out.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19) – Capricorns sometimes tend to become bogged down in long periods of work which can drag their health down proportionally. By recognizing the stress they are under, they realize that more play time is crucial to restoring one’s health. Capricorn rules over bones, skin and joints so it makes sense that some of Capricorn’s medical concerns include: arthritis, rheumatism, skin concerns and eczema, bone diseases, knee injuries and depression. Capricorn’s competitiveness and desire to achieve success must be counteracted by a defined diet and exercise regimen to avoid the fatigue of work which tends to drag their immune system down.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18) – This Zodiac sign tends to have an overall propensity for good health. However, they must be ever vigilant in guarding against their very vulnerable nervous system. They need to guard against poor eating habits and excesses of all kinds. It is paramount that Aquarians exercise to maintain a strong fitness level, considering this sign rules the ankles and calves, a good exercise regimen can help avoid weakness in these areas. Aquarians are fond of sports and it needs to be a routine, not an occasional happenstance.

PISCES (February 19 – March 20) – Pisces are often caught up in the moment and need to reflect on what is real versus fiction. Members of this sign must beware of addictions that may cause them to withdraw from reality or to escape things that trouble them. Some of the ailments which plague Pisces are foot related such as bunions, bone spurs and heal bruising/pain. Forgetfulness can also be a bane of Pisces, even to the point of resembling some forms of insanity.