Astrology & Your Diet – Nourish By The Stars
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Did you know that your health constitution and physical condition can be supported with astrology?
In olden days, professional medical astrologers identified health issues using the horoscope to describe factors that were indicated through the birth chart.
It’s much less common today, however looking at our personal astrology can sometimes indicate what we might need more of in terms of diet.
The food we eat increases our energy, so perhaps our overall wellbeing can be enhanced simply using the four elements.
Ascertain if you have a dominant element by looking at your birth chart or find out if one of the elements is lacking.
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Astrology And Dieting…
The Fire Signs
Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
Generally speaking, the fire signs are considered to possess the highest energy and most vitality of the signs.
Within the body, fire rules the function of internal combustion, burning up food, purifying the system by fighting off toxins, viruses, bacteria, fungus and disease.
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With an excessive amount of fire in the horoscope an individual could be hotblooded, overstimulated and literally have a high temperature. If not tempered, eventually this can lead to burn out, with anger, hypertension, heart problems and inflammations as the symptoms.
Precautions can be taken with cold, moist, heavy, slow-burning foods – avoid spicy foods or foods too full of heat, and no red meat! Earthy grains, root vegetables and calming herbs like chamomile and lemon balm are soothing.
A Lack of Fire
Lacking Fire? Add Some Spice!
With no planets or significant points of the chart in Aries, Leo or Sagittarius is could be harder to fight disease. The digestion function could be weak – if so add stimulants such as cayenne peppers, mustard, cloves, cinnamon, garlic and ginger.
Foods with a little spice and warmth, foods that are hot, light, dry and aromatic could be introduced and cold, dairy products avoided.
The Earth Signs
The earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) are steady with powers of endurance. Their function in the body is essential for growth and repair of tissue, and earth (in particular the Capricorn zodiac sign) rules the skeletal system. People with significant earth in the horoscope will often have beautiful strong teeth.
When Earth Is Strong Go Light And Easy!
Too much earth in the horoscope can be heavy, with those featuring this signature sluggish and prone towards a sedentary nature.
If there’s a struggle to overcome a degree of inertia or the metabolism is slow try light, steamed vegetables, juices, soups and tea.
A Lack of Earth
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If there’s little earth in the birth chart you may need grounding.
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Unaware of the practical, ‘real’ and physical side of life the person with no planets or astrological points in Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn need sensations of the material, as well as routine, stability and physical contact with the earth.
The diet might benefit from root vegetables, minerals and unrefined grains.
The Air Signs
The air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) are considered second most energised in their constitution after the fire signs. These people can be easily stimulated, they’re quick with active minds and are reactive and sensitive to external stimuli.
Air rules the nervous and circulatory systems and the function of movement and breathing.
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With excessive Air Signs in the horoscope a person might be overactive, restless and prone to nervous exhaustion. They could be so active that the absorption of nutrients is missed so natural enzymes could be supportive in the diet, for example pineapple and papaya.
Information overload could result in difficulty winding down or sleeping, plus dry skin, hair or memory loss. These people benefit from moments of quiet with no stimulation, allowing the nervous system to regain calm and the body the ability to recharge itself.
A Lack of Air
Increase Air Flow And Circulatory Stimulants…
With little presence of the air signs in the horoscope there could be a difficulty of flow of energy throughout the body or a weak nervous system.
People with this constitution might benefit from support to the circulation through minerals such as calcium and magnesium, as well as sprouted seeds and dark green leafy vegetables.
The Water Signs
The water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) are sensitive to their environment and tend to be more changeable and emotionally reactive. This element rules the reproductive and lymphatic systems and body liquids − including the bloodstream, mucus and lymph. Water lubricates, flushes and cools the body.
Too Much Water? Hang It Out To Dry!
An excess of water might manifest in mucus, swellings, sluggishness, candida and cysts. These people could be prone to fungal infections, bacteria and viruses.
Health issues for watery people generally have a strong emotional component and easily pick up negativity from others – illness may be psychosomatic or recur in cycles.
Remedy this tendency with foods that are dry, hot and light, adding herbs like sage, basil and thyme to the diet, as well as parsley, juniper berries and garlic. Avoiding oily foods, diary, sweets, yeasty foods and salt.
A Lack of Water
Lacking Water In The Horoscope? Increase Watery Foods…
A person that totally lacks planets in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces could find it harder to accept emotional nourishment, there maybe a difficulty absorbing nutrients or have trouble flushing out the toxins of the body.
Stiffness and dehydration could lead to difficulty sleeping, and skin and hair could be dry.
Consider incorporating more watery foods into the diet – melons, cucumbers and moist and fleshy vegetables. Avoid natural diuretics – carrots, celery, cabbage and asparagus.
You might like to take care in extreme heat or sunlight.
Maintaining good health is about constant readjustment within our body, to its lifestyle and life-cycles.
Our bodies are forever changing as we go about processing new circumstances and indroduce new elements.
If you’re experiencing health issues it’s worth fully evaluating your needs with a professional and assessing the different activities you undertake before making major changes to your diet.
Use Stars To Guide Your Meals!