Some months ago I wrote a column about an old formula called “The Mineral”.
Included in that article was a listing of the cell
salts that work to assist in
your health and healing, according to yourastrological
For a number of years I have offered interested clients and customers a service
that includes their astrological chart with a customizedflower
essenceblend. I also offer
herbs based on your sun sign. In many instances this approach has been very
helpful, especially when progress seems to be stalled.
Combining astrology and herbs is an old practice, most likely dating back to
ancient Egypt, or before. This practice was very popular in the seventeenth
century, especially in the work of the well-known herbalist and physician,Nicholas
Culpeper. In recent times there have been some commercial products based
on this concept.
Whether or not you believe in astrology, this approach is interesting and shows
validity, based on my research and clinical use. At times you might want to
consider checking out the health concerns related to your sun sign, and its
opposite as well. Opposites are Aries/Libra; Taurus/Scorpio; Gemini/Sagittarius;
Cancer/Capricorn; Leo/Aquarius; Virgo/Pisces.
Occasional health problems are often present when your sun sign is in a
difficult relationship with Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune. You do
need to know your exact time of birth to have a chart constructed in order to
determine this information.
Simply put, here is the zodiac of healing herbs. I hope you find this of
interest, and helpful.
Aries - Aries is known as the ruler of the head, upper parts of the
brain, sinuses, gums, and eyes. Mars rules Aries and is associated with high
fever and blood impurities. Fiery herbs are for Aries and these include
honeysuckle, garlic, blessed thistle, cayenne, gentian, nettle, and hops.
People born under this sign are intelligent but also excitable, with a tendency
towards a fiery temperament. Kali Phos helps keep them calm and collected.
Aries-born people fit very comfortably into top positions in their working
Taurus - Taurus rules the neck, throat, palate, larynx, tonsils, lower
jaw, vocal cords, lower brain, vertebrae in the neck, and jugular vein. Herbs
for Taurus include sage, bearberry, goldenrod, coltsfoot, plantain, and thyme.
Taurus is a sign that has produced many doctors and healers. Nat Sulph helps
keep these people in the best of healthwith
great endurance. Taurus-born people have a strong will, a great presence and a
thick bull-like neck. They work hard and Nat Sulph makes sure this does not put
a strain on their liver.
Gemini - Gemini rules your hands, shoulders, lungs,thymusgland,
and arms. Herbs for Gemini are lavender, skullcap, flax seed, and parsley.
Mercurial is the word to describe most people born under the sign of Gemini.
Quick-witted and gregarious, they are usually the life and soul of the party but
they are also prone to restlessness and distraction. Kali Mur helps them remain
focused and keeps away their tendency to get respiratory illnesses.
Moon Child (Cancer) - Cancer rules the stomach, upper lobes of the liver,
breasts and mammary glands, pancreas, and esophagus. Herbs to help with the
related gastrointestinal problems often associated with Cancer are chickweed and
Cancer people are usually attractive and talented but tend to be weak. They
could suffer from glandular hardening as well as coughs. Calc Fluor keeps them
(bones and teeth too) strong and their skin and lungs healthy. They usually have
strong, great looking teeth and flash their smile when they are with close
Leo - The dorsal spine, spinal cord, heart, and aorta are ruled
by the lion. Walnut, calendula, eyebright, and St. John' s Wort have been
attributed to Leo since ancient times.
Leos have a magnetic personality and are leaders. Some may prefer staying in the
background but they make sure their presence is felt. If they are given their
due respect, they purr but they can be very sullen if ignored. They can be lazy,
so Mag Phos is great to get them up and going, leaving their ego behind.
Virgo - Virgo rules all the lower lobes of the liver, spleen, large and
small intestine, and abdominal region. It is interesting to consider that
statistics show about 75 percent of the corporate world suffer with
constipation. Maybe it’s the perfectionist in Virgo that keeps this segment of
the population uptight. Herbs for Virgo include endive, fennel, licorice root,
Virgo folk like to keep to themselves and are usually shy. They are very
intelligent, rarely get into a fight but hold onto their opinions. You’ll find
that because of their non-interfering nature, they are welcome everywhere.
However, they are prone to depression and melancholy; Kali Sulph is their great
Libra - Libra rules the skin, small of the back, and the kidneys. Libra
likes cleansing and toning herbs like angelica, thyme, burdock, and bearberry (uva-ursi).
The balanced sign, Libra is good looking, intelligent, just, even-tempered and
is respected by all. However, they usually suffer from a problem with pH
balance. Nat Phos maintains this balance in the body so they don’t suffer acid
reflux or biliousness.
Scorpio - The scorpion rules the prostate, urethra, rectum, bladder,
reproductive organs, and bones in the nasal region. Good herbs for this sign
include horseradish, horehound, leek, and sarsaparilla.
Dignified but rather heavily built, Scorpio people are usually very shrewd and
very unforgiving. They tend to suffer fromskin
ailmentsand Calc Sulph comes
to their rescue. They are usually extremely ambitious and money is very
important to them except when they take up a worthy cause and then spend their
whole life totally committed to it.
Sagittarius - Jupiter rules Sagittarius and the liver. Sagittarius
governs the hips, thighs, sciatic nerve, coccyx, and buttocks. Herbs that cool
the blood and reduce fever help the archer. Cooling herbs includered
clover, dandelion, chicory, oak bark, agrimony, and burdock.
Sagittarius people are usually good looking with thinning hair and sharp
eyesight. They place a lot of emphasis placed on learning and are usually
successful in whatever enterprise they choose to do. You’ll find many poets and
philosophers here. Silicea helps keep away their plague of over-sensitivity and
Capricorn - Historic herbs for the goat are thyme, shepherd’s purse,
slippery elm (endangered), horsetail, and comfrey. These herbs help the knees,
bladder, and skin, ruled by Saturn and the goat. (Ever notice how much
goats like comfrey?)
Capricorns are usually very well informed. They can be a bit fixed in their
views and somewhat stubborn. Calc Phos could aid their health tendency toward
weak bones or general weakness.
Aquarius - The air sign Aquarius, the water bearer, rules calves, ankles,
retina, nervous system, and arterial circulation. Aquarians favor valerian to
soothe the nervous system.
Generous and rather noble in everything they do, Aquarius people are very hard
working and take pride in being honest and ethical. They can get carried away
when they are committed to a cause. You may find that many an Aquarius person
gives up all in the pursuit of something noble. Nat Mur helps keep them
balanced without getting over excited.
Pisces - Pisces rules thelymph
system, feet and toes. Pisces loves water plants, seaweed, and sea mosses
(ex: Irish moss).
Courteous and kind, Pisces people are always willing to lend a ear to those in
trouble and need a shoulder to cry on. They are usually helpful and many make
good doctors. They often suffer from colds and fevers, so use Ferr Phos for
NOTES: Dr. George W. Carey came up with the theory of a person’s astrological
sign corresponding to a particular biochemic salt. There are twelve months,
signs, and there are twelve biochemic salts.
Co-incidence or reflective of the deeper synergy that runs
through all of Nature?