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Astrology - What Sign Rules Digestion?
Go for Strength - Watch for Weakness
As a matter of Health and Vitality, astrological tradition places certain parts and organ systems in the body under designated Sun Signs. This system is based upon spiritual metaphor and strong symbolism. When you see it all in its entirety it makes much poetic sense. The following is a way for individuals to see themselves and their loved ones as potentially able to focus on certain parts of their body as having a locus of emphasis. This is a fascinating process and is fun to compare against live examples, as you go through your daily relationships and experiences. See new info about sexual relations, couple's compatibility and Human Interchange Christofer's new website: www.astrologygetalong.com.
Pisces - Foot Loose, and Feeling Immune -
The Pisces, at the end of the Zodiac, has the feet being ruled, along with the Immune System. This is of particular note. Pisces have accidents and weaknesses that affect their feet. Feet are particularly vulnerable from a structural standpoint anyway, With lots of bones in the feet, the Pisces needs to watch their step, literally. The Piscean emotional and psychic state is supremely important to them. The Immune System is all over the body, but it is centered in the intestines. Emotions live in the gut, especially negative, depressing feelings that can "eat away at you". Pisces is vulnerable because they have so many UNEXPRESSED feelings. There is so much going on with a Pisces, its important to remember that they should seek out light-heartedness. A Pisces can be out of touch with itself. Swimming around in the depths, their wide-eyed wonder looking out of both sides of their body, a Pisces needs to get in touch with itself and not fall prey to subterranean, Neptunian hurts and wounds. Pisces should always think about Healing. It is therapeutic as a tool for clearing out their internal woes. In doing so, they will find themselves stepping with their feet in a sound and grounded manner.
Aquarius - Achilles Ankles and Keep that Circulation Moving -
The ankle is particularly vulnerable. Practically everyone has had a sprained ankle. And Aquarius gets ankle rulership. That means, good and bad happen there. Like Achilles whose ankle was the one area of vulnerability, and took away his immortality, Aquarians can be plagued with these The cirulatory system means not just the blood, but also the lymph. Aquarians can get clogged. I mention the lympatic system because it is as extensive as the blood in its avenues and byways. But the lymph system does not have a heart pushing things along. Its "heart" is the movement of the muscles which push the lymph. Do you see how this is connected? Keep moving and use your ankles and keep them healthy, because your circulatory success depends on your ankle motion and bodily movement.
Capricorn - Knees, Joints and Bones - And the Mountain High
The Mysterious Goat ambitiously climbing up the mountain to success, needs to watch out for its joints and bones and knees. It all sounds so precarious. And when you are looking down on those below you from a high perch, its always good to be reminded that you could fall. It is important for Capricon to understand its skeletal vulnerability. The Saturnine aspect is strong here. Saturn rules structure. Capricorn thinks about the structure of its career and progress all the time, but there is an irony here. They can get so caught up in the success and progress that they can forget what got them where they are. Capricorn can make a mighty fall if they forget the basics. So Capricorn gets a health lesson and a career lesson in the same breath.
Sagittarius - Thighs and Hips Get You Over the Fence, or They Don't -
The horse/archer rellies upon their power and vitality to leap the fences and scale the hills of the challenging courses they choose for themselves. Hips and Thighs constitute the mddle of the body, and thus the physical power center. Sagittarius can have great strength or on the vulnerable side, lose their vitality and power because of exhaustion. That is why the subtitle of this article is "go for strength, watch for weakness". A unique watchword comes here too. Watch for overconfidence. The archer's style is to be supremely stylistic as they show off their marvelous talent. But there is nothing worse than a perfect arrow shot that misses its target by a mile. There is nothing more embarrassing than a gorgeous leap in which a hoof is caught and the face ends up in the mud. Sagittarius should watch out for arrogance. Going for "style points" can often lead to a complete lack of basic performance. This "tripped up" quality can lead to a profound loss of confidence. This is what makes the Archer get up in the morning. And the loss of health shows itself in illness to the hips and thighs as a sign against their chief failing.
Scorpio - Reproductively Speaking, there is Much to Lose -
The reproductive organs are ruled by Scorpio, and that means that they focus on the essential core power that begins life. Scorpio knows this well, and they do not lose sight of this basic power, as they go through their daily lives. They do not lose this reproductive focus, not just sexually, but as a concept of being a progenitor. They see their challenges in life as being resurrective and Phoenix-like. And as usual if you turn the coin over, you get the opposite image. If the Scropion focuses TOO much on this aspect of life, they can lose their sense of inner control and get cross-eyed over this vitality and then, it becomes dissipated. The Scorpio can benefit from fun and ease and vacations and time off. Reproductive issues tend to work better, not while you are focusing on performance, but when performance emerges from the easy flow of life's vitality.
Libra - Kidneys and the Elimination of Poisons -
Libra is balanced and it has two kidneys suspended in the middle of the back, just like the balances that hang from the hands of Justice. Lots of symbolism here and an easy understanding of balance. Since the kidneys are organs of getting rid of waste, it is important for Libra to remember that balance and beauty come from dealing with the toxic parts of life. Libra is famous for not wanting to handle the unpleasantness of life. And yet, that is what their mission is. Get down to the basics, deal with the painful issues and the waste of life. The message here is to generously pass those fluids so they won't live in your body. There is nothing like becoming toxic, just because you failed to deal with the natural metabolic process. And there is a big message: The waste of life does not come from a dirty place. Waste comes from a natural place. The normal activity of life creates its own poisons. Libra should learn that or get sick from not doing it.
Virgo - If You Can't Stomach It, Then Don't Digest It -
Virgo is virginal and thus has a hard time handling the imperfections of life. The dynamic soup from which order and perfection emerge is in the Gut. There is a modern phrase: "Do you really want to see how the sausage is made?" That question is particularly important to the Virgo. This area of emphasis declares that Virgo's sense of real perfection will come when they are truly not only happy to straighten up the living room and balance the check book, but they are also ready to change the oil, clean the diaper and deal with painful arguments. Vulnerability for the Virgo lies in stomach upsets, intestinal gas and poor digestion. Virgos can be flatulent. Pay attention to this sensitive area and avail yourself of Probiotics. Yes this means more "bugs", but there is a lesson here. You deal with bad bacteria by fighting with good bacteria. Address this and Virgo can have a well-rounded existence.
Leo - The Lion's Spine and Back House the Heart -
The Leo is a strong person because of these very important body areas. Leonine magnificent power comes like the Shining Sun from the healthy Leo. This sign tends to look healthier than any other when it is truly strong happy and full of life. The famous pride of the lion comes from this animalistic, roaring, grinning power point. So with a strong back and spine and vital pumping heart, you would think they would not suffer from health problems. Well, turn the coin over. If the Lion begins to rest on its laurels and stop using its God-given blessings, it can "lose heart", and watch its backbone weaken. "Use it or lose it" is a good watchword here. Have you ever seen an old lion trapped in a dismal zoo setting? A Leo who loses that sense of magic can suffer loss. The heart can weaken, the spine turn rubbery and the back teeter in discouraging discomfort.
Cancer - Lungs and Breasts - The Bellows of Life and Love -
Cancer is a giving sign. Giving specifically to its closer loved ones. The Crab-like creature is crackling with energy, as it follows its minute-by-minute ministrations. The Moonchild gets energy from expending it this way. As in all of the sun signs, the closer we stay to our original purpose, the healthier we will be, the more we slip through negligence or deliberation, the more we can suffer health setbacks. Cancer has to watch that it does not become overwhelmed with its duties and let bitterness, fatigue and a loss of the strength of the bellows affect it. The lungs and the breasts are the things that expand and deflate with the activity of life. The Cancer has to keep on letting its energy keep flowing. Retiring into non-activity or freezing up with bitterness can affect the health of the Cancer. Let those lungs stay full of life-giving air. The active loving Cancer is the healthy one.
Gemini - Arms and Shoulders, Oh, the Nerve of It -
Castor and Pollux, the Roman twins representing Gemini were the two gods that helped found Rome, according to legend. The Gemini has its moving arms and shoulders, rotating in rhythmic gyrations. Nerves direct this movement. The dancing and the firing of neuronal activity is personified by Gemini. And the warning is "Dont let your nerves get frayed and overused and worn down." When you see a Gemini in youth, you would swear nothing is ever going to dim that light, that beaming radiance. Then if a Gemini lets themselves become wasted, they can look and feel old if they fall into extreme abuse and neglect. When a twin is that youthful, it is impossible for them to think about the loss of those neuronal fires. A twin can suffer health problems quicker than they realize. In a way, they are like the high wire act. Its awesome to watch, but the downside is a little too scary to contemplate. The twin must stay conscious about the way they live their lives. They can not abuse themselves like the more "animalistic" signs.
Taurus - The Throat and Neck Make Willful Sounds -
See the Taurus lowing on the hill. Listen to the vocalizations of the strong creature. The sound coming up from the throat and neck is the emanation of the creature's meaning and purpose. A happy healthy Taurus can speak wonderfully and smoothly about its work and play. Sore throats and infections, hoarseness and loss of vocal power can tell the Taurus when it is weak. Its ironic that a strong Taurus can sound so puny when it is suffering from a loss of vitality. The warning here is that Taurus needs to worry about how it sounds and the message it is sending out to the world. Taurean neglect and diffidence is the warning here. Sending the negative message that it does not matter how I sound and what I say is falling into the pit of pity and indifference. The throat and neck, being where the vocalization comes from, is also representative of the WILL. When the bull loses its will, or drops its power of consciousness for the lower and more base human energy systems, they can drop quickly in dignity and live at a very low level, thus leading to greater loss of health.
Aries - I lead with My Head and My Face -
My second daughter, as a little one, learned quickly to walk, then she decided to lean a little forward, and begin to run. Then, because she was already hurtling, she decided to lead with her head and her face. She is an Aries. My other kids did not do that, but there she was a fearless toddler smashing into everything with her head. Aries metaphorically leads with their heads and faces all the time. They are daring. They are head-hitting rams. It does not take too much imagination to see that a lack of health could be manifested at the head. To say the least, Aries should be careful. As an overall message, one can see that this means they are "head strong" and "determined". As a message of potential sickness, they should understand that weakness, illness and malady will tend to hit them at the head and face. As one of my children mocked in a playful, but painful cheer at a football game. "Woop em up side the head, woop em up side the head." The Aries, naturally combative, as a kind of playful thing, should remember as they engage the rest of the human race, that generally, others do not like to be "wooped up side the head".
So as you collect these metaphors in your head and encapsulate them in memorable pictures, understand that every issue has a light and a dark, a day and a night aspect. As the Apostle Paul said, "When I am weak, then I am strong." When it comes to issues of health find out where you tend to be vulnerable and then add full human consciousness to the formula. Then most assuredly, you will be better armed against potential weakness and frailty in your systems.
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