Medical Astrology : The Astrology You Never Knew About and You Should

Western Astrology is much more than Sun signs. Looking at a person’s birth chart from a Medical Astrology perspective, you can gleam impressive information on your constitution, what conditions such as inflammation you may be prone to, and ways to support healing and well-being.

Medical Astrology goes way beyond our Sun sign, but even these simple tips can go a long way.

Here are some suggestions from Intuitive and Medical Astrologer Virginia Ball for environments conducive to healing and beneficial foods, herbs, spices, essential oils, crystals, Bach Flower remedies, and Schuessler Tissue Salts.

Plus some affirmations to check out.

Medical Astrology is a complex and fascinating science that requires deep learning. We invite you to explore it further to enhance your health and well-being.


Aries – Activation

March 21 – April 19
Archetype The warrior, the pioneer, the knight in shining armour
Rules Head, brain, sinus, blood energy, pituitary and adrenal glands, and muscular system
Chakra (according to Caroline Myss) First and third (Base and Solar Plexus)
Healing Environment Rest of any kind and avoid stimulants such as caffeine and sugar
Foods Walnuts, spinach, lemons, and carrots
Herbs and Spices Dandelion, nettle, rosemary, and cayenne pepper
Essential Oils Chamomile and Lavender
Crystal Red Jasper
Bach Flower Remedy Impatiens
Schuessler Tissue Salt/Cell Salt Kali Phos/Potassium Phosphate
Affirmation I am NOW and my awareness and energy is expressed in pure joy


Taurus – Storage

April 20 – May 20
Archetype The gardener, the builder, the craftsman
Rules Neck, throat, tonsils, vocal chords, cervical vertebra, thyroid gland, and metabolic system
Chakra (according to Caroline Myss) Second (Sacral)
Healing Environment Music, warmth, positivity, and company
Foods  Flax/linseed, spinach, pumpkin, and pomegranate
Herbs and Spices Kelp, licorice, slippery elm, and fenugreek
Essential Oils Geranium and Rose
Crystal  Rose Quartz
Bach Flower Remedy Gentian
Schuessler Tissue Salt/Cell Salt Nat Sulph/Sodium Sulphate
Affirmation There is always time to smell the roses


Gemini – Connection

May 21 – June 20
Archetype  The story teller, the teacher, the student
Rules Hands, arms, shoulders, lungs, nerves, blood oxygenation, thymus gland, and central nervous system
Chakra (according to Caroline Myss)  Third and fifth (Solar Plexus and Throat)
Healing Environment Changing environment, dry climate, adequate sleep, long walks, and breathing exercises
Foods Sesame seeds, carrots, turnips, sprouts, and figs
Herbs and Spices Echinacea, skullcap, sage, and valerian
Essential Oils Ylang Ylang and Rosemary
Crystal Agate
Bach Flower Remedy  Cerato
Schuessler Tissue Salt/Cell Salt Kali Mur/Potassium Chloride
Affirmation I breathe deeply and consciously into all that I am, think and do


Cancer – Energy of Enfoldment and Containment

June 21 – July 22
Archetype The mother, the healer, the child, the clan historian
Rules  Stomach, breasts, uterus, mucous membranes, salivary glands, mammary glands, and upper digestive system
Chakra (according to Caroline Myss) First and fourth (Base and Heart)
Healing Environment Being by the ocean or other bodies of water, taking baths, and the company of gentle, nurturing, and positive people
Foods Kale, watercress, pumpkin, salad vegetables, prunes, and lemons
Herbs and Spices Chamomile, peppermint, comfrey, and slippery elm
Essential Oils  Ylang Ylang and Rosemary
Crystal Moonstone
Bach Flower Remedy Clematis
Schuessler Tissue Salt/Cell Salt Calc Flour/Calcium Fluoride
Affirmation My nurturing love envelopes me and radiates from within


Leo – Concentration

July 23 – August 22
Archetype The ruler, the performer, the diva
Rules Heart, spine, spinal cord, blood marrow, thoracic vertebra, spleen, and cardio-vascular system
Chakra (according to Caroline Myss) Sixth (Ajna or Third Eye)
Healing Environment Warm cheerful surroundings with a lot of light and sunshine, some creative but restful activities, and mild exercise
Foods  Asparagus, plums, oats, lentils, and coconut
Herbs and Spices  Dandelion, nettle, valerian, motherwort (Leo female signature herb according to Dorothy Hall)
Essential Oils  Chamomile and Geranium
Crystal  Tiger’s Eye
Bach Flower Remedy Vervain
Schuessler Tissue Salt/Cell Salt Mag Phos/ Magnesium Phosphate
Affirmation I am mindful of my presence and lovingly and playfully create from my core truth


Virgo – Discrimination

August 23 – September 22
Archetype The craftsman, the perfectionist, the analyst
Rules Small intestine, assimilation, abdomen, solar plexus, and pancreas
Chakra (according to Caroline Myss) Second (Sacral)
Healing Environment Neat, beautiful, and peaceful environment with a regular schedule
Foods Olives, chicory, sprouts, hazelnuts, lemons, and dates
Herbs  and Spices  Fennel, vervain, peppermint, lavender, and slippery elm
Essential Oils  Sandalwood and Jasmine
Crystal Carnelian
Bach Flower Remedy Centaury
Schuessler Tissue Salt/Cell Salt Kali Sulph/Potassium Sulphate
Affirmation Drawing from my core truth, I refine, harmonize, and simplify with love and discernment


Libra – Balance

September 23 – October 22
Archetype The artist, the idealist, the poet, the mediator, the counsellor
Rules Kidneys, bladder, ureters, ovaries, small of back, thyroid balance, endocrine system, and sodium/potassium balance
Chakra (according to Caroline Myss) Second and Fourth (Sacral and Heart)
Healing Environment Pleasant surroundings, encouragement, music, meditation, fresh air, lots of drinking water, and walking
Foods Celery, asparagus, almonds, radish, strawberries, and raisins
Herbs and Spices Kelp, nettle, rosehips, parsley, and dandelion
Essential Oils Rose and Neroli
Crystal Aventurine
Bach Flower Remedy Scleranthus
Schuessler Tissue Salt/Cell Salt Nat Phos/Sodium Phosphate
Affirmation I lovingly and diplomatically listen to, and communicate my truth and decisions


Scorpio – Survival and Purification

October 23 – November 21
Archetype “The snake, the scorpion and the eagle. The businessman, the politician and the shaman.” Parampara Hughes
Rules Large intestine, anus, bladder, urethra, genitalia, prostate gland, DNA and genetic coding, sexual reproduction, detoxification, and excretion
Chakra (according to Caroline Myss) Second and Sixth (Sacral and Ajna/Third Eye)
Healing Environment Quiet and secluded environment in which to process and reorganize thoughts and heal
Foods Beetroot, cabbage, asparagus, rhubarb, plums, prunes, and lemons
Herbs and Spices Aloes, raspberry leaf, valerian, fenugreek, and nettle
Essential Oils Frankincense and Ginger
Crystal Citrine
Bach Flower Remedy Chicory
Schuessler Tissue Salt/Cell Salt Calc Sulph/Calcium Sulphate
Affirmation I transform from within and release all that is not empowering and loving


Sagittarius – Movement

November 22 – December 21
Archetype The traveller, the truth seeker, the philosopher, the joker
Rules Buttocks, thighs, hips, sciatic nerve, sacrum, locomotion and coordination, liver, pancreas, and autonomic nervous system
Chakra (according to Caroline Myss) Seventh (Crown)
Healing Environment Quiet outdoor surroundings, gentle exercise, breathing exercises, and lots of rest
Foods Oats, parsnips, cucumber, carrots, barley, cherries, and strawberries
Herbs and Spices Horsetail, burdock, sage, marjoram, and hawthorn
Essential Oils Geranium and Lavender
Crystal Sodalite
Bach Flower Remedy Agrimony
Schuessler Tissue Salt/Cell Salt Silica
Affirmation I am free to be me and I let go of judgment


Capricorn – Structure

December 22 – January 19
Archetype The parent, the master, the administrator
Rules Skeleton, skin, joints, ligaments, teeth, hair, nails, kness, gall bladder, and sebaceous glands
Chakra (according to Caroline Myss) Fifth and Seventh (Throat and Crown)
Healing Environment – Cheerful company and surroundings, laughter, exercise, and some time spent outside
Foods Cabbage, asparagus, lentils, spinach, blueberries, figs, and almonds
Herbs and Spices Chamomile, fenugreek, hops, and elder flower
Essential Oils Bergamot and Melissa
Crystal Obsidian
Bach Flower Remedy Mimulus
Schuessler Tissue Salt/Cell Salt Calc Phos/ Calcium Phosphate
Affirmation In my wisdom I make time for both work and play


Aquarius – Patterns of Energy Flow/Circulation

January 20 – February 18
Archetype The inventor, the misfit, the rebel, the reformer
Rules Ankles, calves, veins, nerve impulses, parathyroid, and circulation
Chakra (according to Caroline Myss) Fourth and Sixth (Heart and Ajna/Third Eye)
Healing Environment Cheerful and mentally stimulating environment, exercise and breath work to help pump heart and circulate blood, and oxygen and energy around the body
Foods Seeds, celery, almonds, radish, spinach, and apples
Herbs and Spices Parsley, yarrow, sage, echinacea, and kelp
Essential Oils Chamomile and Patchouli
Crystal Clear Quartz
Bach Flower Remedy Water Violet
Schuessler Tissue Salt/Cell Salt Nat Mur/Sodium Chloride
Affirmation I freely express the true me


Pisces – Diffusion

February 19 – March 20
Archetype The mystic, the dreamer, the victim, the saviour, the martyr, the poet
Rules Feet, toes, body fluids, immune blood, pineal gland, lymphatic system, and immune system
Chakra (according to Caroline Myss) Sixth and Seventh (Ajna/Third Eye and Crown)
Healing Environment Sun and fresh air, quiet and isolated environment near the ocean or body of water ideal, hot baths, avoid stimulants and alcohol, and avoid over-consumption
Foods Seaweeds, green leafy vegetables, root vegetables, almonds, and strawberries
Herbs and Spices Echinacea, goldenseal, eyebright, nettle, and garlic
Essential Oils Ginger and Black Pepper
Crystal Amethyst
Bach Flower Remedy Rock Rose
Schuessler Tissue Salt/Cell Salt Ferr Phos/Iron Phosphate
Affirmation I trust, I transcend fear


Thank you also to Kira Sutherland, Donna Taylor, Dorothy Hall, Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler and Caroline Myss for their contributions to health and wellness, healing, mind-body medicine and astrology; some of which has been shared above.