Updated: Jan 22, 2020
In this week's Gif inspired romp let's chat the body. That's right....the bodyyyyyyyyyyy.
Ok, I had just had to hahahaha. Thor gif now out of my system, let's get into it.
Did you know that each part of the body corresponds with a specific astrological sign?
Each zodiac sign actually corresponds to a designated part of the body, and, in fact, the expression of that sign in someone's chart (whether afflicted or unafflicted with harsh aspects) can lead to health challenges or health aptitudes.
What's even more incredible is that the positioning of the zodiac signs one has prominently expressed in one's chart manifest in the physical body. For example, someone with strong Aries energy usually has a much more prominent head (Aries rules the head), or people with Taurus sun or moon tend to have rounder, calmer, softer eyes. As an astrologer, I can more easily inform someone's moon sign, ascendant, or dominant chart energies by the physical look they have. It is literally mind blowing to think about!
So, without further ado let's take a Gif inspired romp into select parts of the body and which astrological signs they correspond to.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. It likes to be first in everything. Being that our face is the first thing we usually see when we meet someone, it is only logical that Aries would correspond with this area of the body. People with strong Aries energy tend to have larger or more prominent heads, or you are just more drawn to seeing their head. Its like you are magnetized to that part of the body because its energy is prominent.
Aries is strongly linked to the ego and due to its strong Martian influence, tends to bring in strong physical fitness vibes. People with strong Aries in their chart (sun, moon, rising, or dominant planets) can typically be more into physical fitness or at the very least have a strong awareness of the need for physical fitness and what it can provide. They are, in general, more preoccupied with the look of their physical body and the fitness or physique it could take on. This can develop more so after the first Saturn return too depending upon how their sun is aspected or what other planets are involved. An unexercised Aries is a sad Aries for sure. They NEED to release that Martian energy.
Also, since Aries is Mars ruled and represents that penetrating, go after it effort (of which we all need!) it can sometimes lead to impulsiveness. "Thinking with our head and not our heart", diving in "head first"...see it lining up? Aries can represent that "headstrong" quality where we don't necessarily think things through before we act (Libra, Aries' opposite realm, rules that better) . Therefore, when in this energy we can act impulsively, crude, or rash.
Taurus rules the throat. Earthly pleasures like birds singing, birds chirping, eating a delightful meal, all of these stem from the throat. Also, the throat is associated with speaking and since Taurus is all about knowing your worth and owning your worth, Taurus knows how to own their worth in that arena too. You will find many singers have strong Taurus energy in their chart.
For example, John Lennon has an EXACT Saturn Jupiter conjunction in Taurus at 13 degrees (in his first house which makes it even more prominent as part of his self identity). This means that his work was in working hard at singing and owning his self worth, but reaping and enjoying the pleasures that could come from all of that simultaneously. Paul McCartney had Venus in Taurus, meaning that he had an innate understanding of what was of high value and pleasure. (He has Neptune on his ascendant; don't even get me started how beautiful his astro chart is!) He could pinpoint a hit intuitively and monetarily. Also, his Uranus at 1 degree of Gemini was always ready to spice things up and reinvent itself.
Taurus takes strength, patience and knowledge of self worth to work, and you can imagine how utilizing one's voice to sing requires all three of those things. Hats off to you beautiful singers of the world!
Speaking of Paul McCartney, my astrologer heart chuckled so much when I saw THIS vintage picture of The Beatles. Do you see Paul McCartney pointing with his hands in either direction...being the quintessential Gemini?! He has Neptune on his ascendant and Neptune rules the duality of opposing fishes too!
This picture perfectly illustrates how Gemini rules the hands. After all, Gemini is two and the hands are two. Also, the hands are connected to all things communication and learning and that is Gemini. We gesticulate with them, we turn pages of books with them, we type on keyboards with them, we investigate things with them..the list can go on and on and on and on (somewhat like Geminis when they have freedom to talk hahaha)....
Have you ever been hugged by a Cancer? They are THE BEST huggers. It's no wonder then that the sign related to motherly love and nurturing is associated with the breasts and chest. It is from this area mothers nurse, foster life, and support nurturance. It is also the space in which we carry the bulk of many of our most important organs vital to survival, and therein our vulnerabilities, emotions, and connections to our deepest elements of humanity...to love and be loved. As Cancer is on the same axis as Capricorn, it is vital for health and life and vitality, but it goes about it in a softer way than Capricorn does. Cancer rules the vital soft tissues of the body, and Cancer is just that...soft and vital.
Where would we be without lovely Leo? The heart of the lion...hand to heart...do you think these phrases are by coincidence?
"Nothing makes sense except in the light of astrology" as I like to say. Leo is associated with the heart: our passion, our drives, our burning emotions and desires. This is not necessarily in a sexual way like Scorpio, but, instead, a creative, passionate, dramatic, can-you-believe-this, look-at-me kind of way. It makes sense then that it is through getting to our hearts the best creative works are made. They need to touch us emotionally through their creativity, their passion, their artistry. They make us feel more joy, more laughter, more presence to the heart space. The best Leos know how to captivate people in all of these regards.
If you know Virgos, you know we love health (hello, yours truly, The Fairy Foodie). We are the supplement and nutrition Queens and Kings. We know what to eat, when to eat it, and how to eat it for maximum health and vitality. It is no wonder, then, that Virgo rules the stomach and digestive system. Virgo is all about the digestion of complex, larger parts into more bite sized information. They are all about the organization and compartmentalizing of things, and this is all what digestion in the body is all about. Also the stomach is associated with the solar plexus chakra, and this governs the inner child, sense of play, and balance between work and play. Virgos often have a strong self confidence as well and this is governed by the chakra here.
You can tell someone's balance in work and play by what is going on with their stomach. Is it often upset? Do they have digestive orders in place? These are all signs more needs to be "digested" and "compartmentalized" in their life...greater balance of works vs. play. Also, let's be honest...us earth signs are always thinking about food. It's because we know how important grounding is!
Oh Libra, lovely Libra. I know this energy well because my moon sign, ascendant, and south node are all in this space. Libra wants balance, balance, balance, balance, and it likes to do things in pairs. Trust me...I frequently buy things in pairs, I alternate things one day on, one day off, I manage two businesses..the list of twos goes on and on!
Are we surprised then that Libra likes to rule a part of the body that comes in pairs, then? NO.
The kidneys are all about balancing our body through detoxification and moderation. Libra is not shy of work, as Libra does well in Saturn where it knows it will have the patience to process things through. Just like the temperance card in the tarot, the kidneys function to pour one energy from one cup to another. The kidneys help us filter out wastes and excess water and they literally filter our blood, our life force. Thank you kidneys and thank you all Libras!
The Sexual Organs
Scorpio as seductive, pleasure seeking...
What part of the body do you suppose that Scorpio energy resonates with then, hmmm?
The sexual organs of course!
Yes, Scorpio rules the genitals. Scorpio represents that raw, pleasure seeking, yet all encompassing transformative part of ourselves. It isn't shy and more inward about it like Taurus, but instead raw and out there with it. In the way that the genitals are literally an endpoint of the body, where we can...ahem...co-mingle with others energy, it represents this aspect of us where we seek union and then transform through it. It also represents where we may hold onto pain or trauma, darker aspects that Scorpio rules. The 8th house in astrology is that aspect of ourselves where we engage in union with others- whether it be money via clients, taxes, or sexual relationships. Eight is a number of infinity, and that is what the genitals also entail...transformation and the opportunity to form new life.
Now that is something to celebrate.