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What Your Zodiac Says About Your Health

Science may disagree, but astrologers believe that your zodiac sign can influence your health.

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Aries (March 21-April 19)

The ram sign is unsurprisingly all about your noggin. If you experience pain up there, you might want to check out these home remedies for headaches. “Aries rules the head and is prone to headaches and migraines,” explains Suzanne Gerber, a professional astrologer. “Especially the kind brought on by stress, which can also cause tight jaws or TMJ.” The best antidote: heart-pumping exercise, ideally with some competition built in. Don’t miss the healthiest zodiac sign for 2018!

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Taurus (April 20-May 20)

“Taurus rules the throat, as well as organs and glands associated with that region,” says Gerber. She suggests that Taurus sun signs are particularly sensitive to weather changes, and should stock up on scarves and sore throat remedies.

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Gemini (May 21-June 20)

“Gemini is the zodiac sign that rules the shoulders, arms, and hands, as well as the nervous system,” says Gerber. “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. Those who spend a lot of time on electronic devices are prone to repetitive strain injuries, like carpal tunnel.” Yikes! These are the signs you might need a digital detox.

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Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Gerber says, “Cancer is the sensitive water sign that rules the chest, stomach, and breasts, and has to stay on guard for mood swings, depression, and emotional eating.” She adds that, “Blocked feelings can result in digestive woes, acid reflux (GERD) and weight gain. Getting a handle on their emotions is key for Cancers!” Be sure to avoid these 15 things that drain your energy.

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Leo (July 23-August 22)

“Leo is the proud monarch of the jungle and needs to be seen and appreciated,” says Gerber. “Their sign is associated with the back, heart, and blood, and when they’re out of balance, they can develop back problems, high blood pressure, or irregular heartbeats,” explains Gerber. “Meditation and giving without strings attached are their best medicine!” Choosing the right type of yoga for your personality is a great first step to de-stressing.

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Virgo (August 23-September 22)

“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,” shares Gerber. “Any exercise or practices that slow them down will be salubrious!” Virgo signs can brush up on their these chair yoga techniques to slow down and process everything, including their food, better.

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Libra (September 23-October 22)

“Libras are associated with the skin, adrenals, kidneys and bladder—organs that eliminate fluid waste,” says Gerber. “As epicureans and seekers of balance, they’re susceptible to overdoing things and can suffer from either diarrhea or constipation.” She stresses the importance of keeping Libra zodiac signs well hydrated to keep things “moving.” Find out whether genetics play a role in who you fall in love with.

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Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

According to Suzanne, “Scorpio rules the reproductive and elimination organs. As an intense water sign that can dwell on the dark side of life, their moods can bring on or exacerbate conditions that have to do with menstrual cycles, bathroom issues, hormones, and diabetes.” Gerber suggests Scorpios with these issues should deal directly and candidly with negative emotions. Here’s the truth about why men sleep better than women.

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Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

“This zodiac sign is the half-human, half-horse Archer,” relates Gerber. “This sign rules the hips, thighs, and vision. It’s a rash and expansive sign, and can be accident-prone. They also need to watch over-consumption of alcohol and other things they know aren’t so good for them. Problems with the hips, sciatic nerve, and eyes are notable.” Sagittarius may be tons of fun, but they’re most likely to have klutz-alert horoscope listings. This is the best city in Canada when it comes to quality of living.

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Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

“Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the planet of structure. As such, it’s associated with the bones, knees, teeth, and joints, making these weak spots,” says Gerber. “A diet rich in calcium and the vitamins and minerals needed to absorb it is essential. Regular bodywork can help them work out the accumulated tension.” She suggests exploring the many benefits of massage, as well as making sure you’re getting enough calcium. Happy people never do these 12 things — so you probably shouldn’t either.

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Aquarius (January 20-February 18)

“Aquarius marches to his or her own drummer, but nevertheless has weak lower legs, ankles, and circulation,” according to Gerber. Eating circulation-helping foods is a good start for Aquarius signs, she says, adding that, “They’re prone to sprains and strains in these areas, as well as edema, varicose veins and blood-flow issues.” Here are 40 ways to slash your risk of osteoporosis.

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Pisces (February 19-March 20)

“Pisces, the super-sensitive water sign, rules the feet and can experience pain and problems in that area. This zodiac sign also rules the immune system and reflexes,” shares Gerber. She suggests detox methods to Pisces signs. Next, discover the best diet for your personality.

Originally Published on Reader's Digest