Historically medical practitioners used to turn to the energies of the universe in order to better understand the ailments of those that they were tasked to heal, as well as to strengthen their efforts. Both dreams and planets were used as tools to specifically pinpoint the best healing practices for each individual.
While this is no longer the standard practice today, we can still learn from those who came before us. Each specific area of your body is impacted by the energy of your individual Zodiac sign. For a better understanding, find your Zodiac sign below:
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Aries rules over the face, head, and hair. Focused on the areas of ambition and anger, the energy often presents itself in the form of self-determination, confidence, and courage. When this energy is out of balance it can lead to migraines, low self-esteem, sinus problems, headaches and runny noses. It may also surface in the skin, with acne, rashes, eczema and hair loss.
How to Heal: It is time to find balance in your life, finding a comfortable middle ground between listening to your ego and allowing yourself to hide in the background. Another important aspect of balance is the ability to let go over your over thinking, instead, allow yourself to pay attention to the world around you and take life at a comfortable speed.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Ruling the neck, thyroid gland, tonsils, throat and the upper back, the energies of Taurus are all about stability and consistency. This energy is often focused on the concepts of security and self-assurance, specifically in regards to the physical and material possessions in life. When your energy falls out of balance it may manifest itself in the form of a sore throat, loss of your voice, neck or upper back pain. You also may find yourself feeling as though you are afraid of losing something in your life, however, you are unsure as to what.
How to Heal: In order to heal you need to find a sense of security and organization in your own life. While this may feel like an overly practical requirement, practicality speaks clear to your energies in a way that the frivolous ways of the world never will. Focusing on the area of your throat, allow yourself to manifest healing energies through singing or wearing blue crystals. Also, take the time to assess your physical environment, ensuring that you feel secure and safe in your surroundings.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Gemini rules the brain above all else, focusing on your thoughts and your ability to mimic gestures. Centered strongly in the art of expression, those born under the sign Gemini are able to organize their thoughts in a clear and concise way that makes it easier for everyone else to understand, making them great orators, conversationalists, and writers. It is relatively easy for you to determine when your energies are out of balance as this skill begins to wane, causing you to experience scattered thoughts and mental confusion.
How to Heal: As a Gemini, you should keep a journal. This will allow you to maintain a clear idea of where your thought process is at any given time, recognizing when your energies are beginning to come unbalanced far earlier. Meditation will allow you to quiet your thoughts and rebalance the energies, bringing yourself back into focus.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
The energies of Cancer rule the breast, chest and heart area of the body. Skilled in the ability to channel their emotions and express themselves easily, those born under the sign Cancer are highly sympathetic and often feel called to serve those around them. When your energies fall out of balance you may find yourself feeling confused, exhausted and irritable. You may also experience respiratory problems such as pain in the chest and coughing.
How to Heal: Employing breathing exercises will help to focus the healing energies into the respiratory tract. You can also work to strengthen the healing energy by focusing on your desire to serve. Volunteering, giving to others and humanitarian work will help to boost your healing power.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Leo rules the heart and upper back. Your energies are all about being confident, proud and true to yourself. When you decide what you want and set your heart to it, it is your inner Leo energy that provides you with the drive and motivation to seek it out and go after it at all costs. When your energy falls out of balance, it will manifest as low self-esteem, shyness, a sudden preoccupation with fears that you may not have even previously realized existed and heart problems.
How to Heal: The biggest way to welcome healing energy into the life of a Leo is through creative and artistic expression. Whether you enjoy painting, singing, drawing or acting, taking part in these activities will help to discover your balance (and you don’t have to be good at it either). Practicing yoga will help you to connect with your heart, opening it to welcome the healing energy.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Ruling the stomach and digestive tract, the energy of Virgo is a solid, grounded force. It focuses on your tenacity and ability to face the harder times in life and is incredibly headstrong. It fixates on the ability to truly see the smaller details in every day. An imbalanced Virgo energy often manifests as a number of digestive related problems such as chronic dieting, eating disorders, constipation and problems digesting. It may also magnify the smaller details into an obsession, causing you to over-think and become increasingly stubborn.
How to Heal: To begin healing you need to open the door to welcome the energies in by easing up on your self-expectations. As long as you are 100% self-focused you will be unable to focus on the energies around you. Practice meditation to calm your mind and focus on the here and now. You will find that you will find peace and healing through exercise and creativity in your life.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Libra rules the bladder, kidneys and lower back. Your energy is centered around the relationships in your life – discovering one another, developing connections, growing together and helping one another through this life. When this energy is imbalanced you may find that you are isolating yourself, robbing yourself of the very root of your energy. It may also present in the exact opposite way, with an over dependence on others. Physically an imbalance of energy can be seen in frequent urination, bladder infections, and lower-back pain.
How to Heal: Begin by refocusing your energy on helping those individuals in your life. Learn to put them first at times, practicing the art of compromise. If you have found yourself being overly dependent, now is the time to see out independence, showing yourself that you are able to self-sufficient.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
It will likely come as no surprise that the fiery Scorpio rules the genitals. Your energy focuses around exploring your darker side and all things taboo, bringing it into the light and embracing it. It is about growth, transformation and the experiences that can only come from truly living life. When your energy is out of balance you may find you are overwhelmed by changes that you would have once happily embraced. It can manifest itself in the form of STD’s, depression and changes in your libido.
How to Heal: It is important that you focus once more on understanding and embracing the darker side of your personality. Embrace change in life as it comes, allowing yourself to see it as a positive thing. Practicing meditation will help you to recharge your batteries and begin to rebalance your thoughts. This is further enhanced if you practice your meditation by a body of water such as a lake or the sea.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Ruling the liver, hips, and thighs, the energy of Sagittarius is all about the experience. Always prepared for adventure, your energy thrives from learning, exploring and teaching the lessons that can only be discovered through a life while lived. You aim to understand the world you live in at a new level. When your energy is out of balance it can present itself in the form of liver problems, restlessness, pain in the hips or a desire to over-indulge. It may also take form in a passive mentality and a sudden unwillingness to learn and broaden your horizons, the exact opposite approach to life.
How to Heal: Even if you find you are feeling unwilling to learn, push yourself to get out and travel the world, exposing yourself to new and exciting things that will motivate you and open your mind. Embrace new experiences, such as new hobbies, and try acting out of character just to shake things up. Physical activity will also help to strengthen your energy during this time.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Capricorn rules the teeth, knees, and bones. A practical and structured energy, you live your life in a way that can be described as nothing short of organizational perfection. Highly ambitious, you are motivated to create and achieve in life, and your meticulous planning will help you to get there. An imbalanced energy may present itself in cavities, tooth pain or knee problems. You may also find yourself overworking, forgetting about the other aspects of your life, or using work as a means to avoid emotions.
How to Heal: Give yourself a moment to slow down and reassess your life as you know it. Make a list of your priorities and rework your schedule to ensure that you have made time for everything that you consider to be important. This isn’t just the serious things in your life like work, but also those pleasurable things you enjoy like favorite hobbies. Both practicing meditation and keeping a journal will help you to stay focused on this balance in your life.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
Ruling the ankles and the nervous system, Aquarius possess and energy that is fresh, innovative and evolutionary. Rather than being bogged down by the seriousness of life, your energy pushes you to see the bigger picture and focus on the well-being of humanity as a whole. When you find yourself experiencing an imbalance of energy you may notice that you begin to cross the line into a ‘mad scientist’ way of thinking, slowly losing touch with reality. You may experience panic attacks or feelings of high anxiety and it can even manifest itself in the form of ankle pain.
How to Heal: In order to bring your energy back into balance, it is important that you don’t lose sight of your creations and efforts, seeing them as part of the bigger picture and bringing them to life. If you have been planning a humanitarian effort for some time now but haven’t actually started to put it in place, now is the time! Find people that inspire you and surround yourself with them, feeding off the excitement and motivation that their thoughts, ideas, and stories provide.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
Pisces rules the feet and pineal gland. An active and creative energy, you are driven by the ability to express yourself through a variety of art forms including music and dance. Your energy is spiritually driven and focuses on how to work that spirituality into all areas of your life. If you are out of balance you may find you are feeling scattered or spiritually lost. A once reliable sense of intuition may now be failing you, leaving you feeling disconnected from yourself and the world around you. You might experience hypochondria, find you are overly self-focused or notice that you are losing touch with others in your life.
How to Heal: The biggest factor to balancing your energy is rediscovering the spiritual balance which has always been your root. Practicing meditation will allow you to once again reconnect with your spirituality, refocusing your life and finding a better sense of balance. Try to find ways to channel your energy, as you strengthen it, into something either highly creative or productive. You can also help to strengthen this energy by getting a foot massage or focusing on reflexology.