What Your Star Sign Reveals About Your Health

Each sign of the zodiac rules a certain part of the body, and whether you live your life by the guidance of the stars or are just vaguely amused by astrology, your star sign can reveal some fascinating insights about your health and what conditions you may be prone to. It might not be backed by the medical community, and you should always consult with your healthcare provider if you're experiencing concerning symptoms, but it doesn't hurt to learn how to give some extra care to the part of your body that might be vulnerable due to your zodiac sign.


At the very least, there's got to be something said for a practice that's been around since the third millennium BC (via Brittanica), which so many humans continue to believe in and study -– around 29% actually, according to Healthline. There's even a term for the study of medical astrology, iatromathematics (via BestLife), and taking a peek into this realm could illuminate a stronger connection between the body, the mind, and the spirit.

Fire and air signs, look out for these health issues

If you're a fire or an air sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Gemini, or Libra), then here's what part of the body you should keep an eye on for optimal health. "Aries may frequently experience headaches and migraines due to their hot-headed nature. It's important for the ram to unwind and distress as much as humanly possible — even though they are constantly working hard," said astrologist Lisa Stardust in an interview with Bustle. Leos are associated with the heart, blood, and back. This means they are prone to heart arrhythmias and high blood pressure. In the emotional realm, this indicates Leos are more susceptible to heartbreak. Sagittarius rules the hips and the eyes. These adventurous archers sure are fun at a party, but they should exercise caution as they can find themselves in accidents.


Aquarius rules the legs and circulation. These free spirits are prone to varicose veins. Eating nutritious foods that support healthy circulation is a wise move. Geminis rule the arms and nervous system. "The high-energy sign thrives on communication but can develop problems in these areas, as well as colds, as a result of the 'too much of a good thing' syndrome," said Suzanne Gerber, a top professional astrologer, in an interview with Reader's Digest. Libra rules the adrenal glands and skin, and as a result, they should avoid foods that are tough on the digestive tract and stay hydrated.

Potential health conditions for water and earth signs

As for the earth and water placements (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo, Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio), pay a little extra attention to these areas of the body. Capricorn rules the bones, teeth, and joints. While these goats tend to have great posture, they also are prone to breaks and fractures. Taurus in charge of all things pertaining to the throat and ears. This could lead to thyroid issues and weight gain, as well as ear infections and sore throats. "Taurus rules the throat chakra, so it's important for Tauruses to always keep a bag full of sucking candy, honey, or soothing tea nearby to fight possible throat or ear infections," said Lisa Stardust (via Bustle). Virgo rules the digestive system. "Virgo, the highest-energy earth sign, is associated with the intestines and digestion. They're fussy eaters, predisposed to food allergies, eating disorders, ulcers and IBS," said Suzanne Gerber (per Reader's Digest). 


As for the water signs, Pisces rules the feet and thalamus. They are also extremely sensitive and prone to almost debilitating worrying. Meditation and mindfulness are key for Pisces. Cancer rules the breasts and stomach. They tend to suppress, which can lead to unhealthy blockages, acid reflux, and indigestion. Lastly, Scorpio rules the bladder and genitals. They are susceptible to hormonal imbalances and bladder infections. Hydration is dire for these scorpions.