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THE ASTROLOGY OF THE HUMAN BODY

Did you know that each zodiac sign and planet rule certain parts of the human body? This is a complete list of every zodiac sign and planet, along with their Traditional and Modern Astrological correspondences with Human Anatomy & Physiology.

Disclaimer: I am not a licensed medical provider or practitioner. This information is entirely historical & anecdotal, and should not be constituted as legally recognized medical advice. 

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Illumination from an English folding almanac, in Latin. circa 1417 Source: Public Domain Review

SIGNS' RULERSHIP OF BODY PARTS

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Aries: Head and skull, blood flowing (Cardinal Mars) inside of veins and arteries, muscle tissue. 

Taurus: Sensory organs (eyes, ears, nose, mouth), throat and neck (swallowing).

Gemini: Brain, central nervous system, shoulders, arms, hands, lungs and breath. 

Cancer: Chest, breasts, nipples, uterus. 

Leo: Back, heart.

Virgo: Gut and digestive system, enteric nervous system.

Libra: Kidneys, hip bones (as center point of balance).

Scorpio: Reproductive organs, blood sitting (Fixed Mars) outside of veins and arteries (bruising or blood loss), uterine lining and menstruation.

Sagittarius: Thighs, glutes, hip muscles, sciatic nerve.

Capricorn: Knees, bones/skeleton, teeth.

Aquarius: Calves, ankles.

Pisces: Feet

(TRADITIONAL) PLANETARY RULERSHIP OF BODY PARTS

Mars: Head and skull, blood, muscle tissue. Rules Iron (Fe) (therefore hemoglobin), and the color red (therefore red blood cells). This includes menstrual fluid. Sexual/reproductive organs, and specifically male gametes (Mars rules your “soldiers” or masculine sexual output).

Venus: Sensory organs (eyes, ears, nose, mouth), throat and neck, kidneys, hip bones.

Mercury: Brain, nervous system (central and enteric), gut, digestive system, shoulders, arms, hands, lungs and breath.

Moon: Chest, breasts, nipples, uterus. The Moon rules “eggs” or any female gametes. While there is no “official rulership” by traditional standards, the Moon exerts heavy influence over all gonads (testicles, ovaries) which are related to, though technically different from, the reproductive organs. 

Sun: Heart, back.

Jupiter: Glutes, thighs, hip muscles, sciatic nerve, feet. 

Saturn: Knees, calves, ankles, all bones/skeleton, teeth, skin (as the protective outer layer, or “shell”). Ultimately rules our ENTIRE BODY, as the ruler of both “complex systems” and “physical matter.”

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MODERN PLANETS IN MEDICAL ASTROLOGY

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Neptune: Immune system regulation, lymphatic system. 

Pluto: Immune system reactions to stimuli, fevers and inflammation.

Uranus: Circulatory system, calves, ankles.

Book a Transit Consultation to find out how Mars in Gemini (including its Retrograde period from October 30 - Jan 12) might affect you personally.