Can Astrology Affect Your Health?
Did you know there was a time when doctors used astrology as one of their medical tools? What is now almost overwhelmingly considered hokum, medical astrology was once considered “scholarly and scientific”. However, there is modern-day research to backup claims that astrology and the time of year a person was born has an impact on a person’s health and wellbeing. This doesn’t mean that you should consult the daily horoscopes in a paper or check out your zodiac online for health advice. It does mean that your date of birth could inform why you suffer from certain conditions or why you are prone to particular ailments.
Before we go any further, there are probably a few people who are not familiar with the signs of the zodiac. There are twelve star signs which are split up into groups of three. Each sign is associated with one of the four elements:
|Aries (Mar 21- Apr 20)
|Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 21)
|Sagittarius (Nov 23 – Dec 22)
|Taurus (Apr 21 – May 21)
|Virgo (Aug 22 – Sept 23)
|Capricorn (Dec 23 – Jan 20)
|Gemini (May 22 – Jun 21)
|Libra (Sept 24 – Oct 23)
|Aquarius (Jan 21 – Feb 19)
|Cancer (Jun 22 – Jul 22)
|Scorpio (Oct 24 – Nov 22)
|Pisces (Feb 20 –Mar 20)
Mood and Energy
The time of year you were born can have an effect on your overall wellbeing including your general mood and energy as well as leaving you more vulnerable to certain health issues. Maybe the next time someone accuses you of being too lazy or too thoughtless, you can blame it on the way the stars were aligned on the day you were born! All joking aside, there is some evidence that people born from December to February tend to be less agreeable than people born at other times of year. The consequence of having a lower rate of agreeableness can have a negative knock on affect on a person’s relations with others which in turn can lead to a low mood and energy level.
Similarly, men born during the summer months are less conscientious than males born in other months. Does this give some men an excuse for not noticing their partners’ feelings on occasion!? Hmmmmm.
Research also shows that month of birth can also affect a person’s circadian preference – in layman’s terms, whether you are a night owl or a morning lark. So, if you have ever wondered why your mood and energy levels fluctuate during the day, now you have some idea why. This may also interest parents who seem to be forever battling with a kid to either go to bed or get up in the morning. It really isn’t their fault!
Health and Astrology
Besides mood and energy levels, there are a number of physical conditions which can also be linked to the time of year someone was born, including some very common health conditions:
Links between months & health conditions
- Alzheimer’s Disease – January to March
- Bipolar – January to April
- Epilepsy – January to March
- Schizophrenia (northern hemisphere) – December & January
- Type 1 Diabetes – March to June
- Autism – March to August
- Alcohol Abuse – March to July
- Multiple Sclerosis (northern hemisphere) – April to June
- Parkinson’s Disease – April to June
- Down’s Syndrome – June to August
- Schizophrenia (southern hemisphere) – June to September
- Multiple Sclerosis (southern hemisphere) – October to December
What’s the explanation for these links? There are a number of theories, all of which seem to have a degree of credibility to them. Some say it’s due to low Vitamin D levels in the mother during pregnancy. Others argue that it may be because of exposure to bacteria prevalent at certain times of year. One of the most commonly spouted theories is that the amount of light received by a baby’s brain shortly after childbirth can lead to health issues. For now, these all remain theories but it’s possible that more research will go in to the link between health and astrology.
Of course, the major conditions listed above are not the only health and astrology concerns. Certain signs are also linked with other minor ailments or problems affecting certain body parts.
|Bone & joint issues e.g. arthritis & osteoporosis
|Circulation issues e.g. heart problems, swollen limbs & asthma
|Foot problems e.g. corns & bunions
|Cranium issues e.g. headaches, jaw aches & teeth grinding
|Throat problems e.g. thyroid issues, tonsillitis & ear infections
|Respiratory issues e.g. bronchitis, chronic coughs & asthma
|Digestive problems e.g. indigestion & acid reflux
|Heart problems e.g. poor circulation & lethargy
|Intestinal issues e.g. allergies, ulcers & constipation
|Kidney issues e.g. kidney stones & bladder problems
|Reproductive issues e.g. irregular menstruation & diabetes
|Spine issues e.g. sciatica, rheumatism & impaired livers
If you find yourself suffering from any of these conditions, speak with a BeFit trainer about a health and fitness plan that could help alleviate some of your symptoms.
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