How Your Birthday Affects Your Health

Astrology is sometimes looked upon as not quite a science, but on the contrary, it can provide valuable information to who we are! We are made up of mostly water, which can be affected by our atmosphere, including planetary alignment- think of how some people's joints hurt more in certain weather than others.

It also focuses on the natural world, so it's basis is substantial. However, it's still a piece of the puzzle to who we are and how we fit into the universe, yet can provide important clues (like our genetics) to what conditions we may be predisposed to, and therefore can take preventative measures before things get more serious. Astrology can tell you when to proceed, wait, or give up on something, get a sense of who we work best with, and even in ancient times doctors used to follow the rhythm of the planets in moving forward with their therapies. Such as when things/technology goes awry, Mercury is usually in retrograde (aka it's not just you. haha!). 

It provides a wonderful understanding to a piece of who we are, such as how Capricorns (Dec 21st-Jan 19th) tend to be prone towards skeletal/bone issues, while Scorpios (Oct 23rd to Nov 21st) tend to have issues around hormone/reproductive concerns. If you'd like to read further, I'd highly recommend this resource

While this can provide additional information to who we are, it's certainly not the 'end all and be all' answer. Regardless of your zodiac sign, consider these strategies for a healthful diet and stress management, a common theme throughout all signs:

  • Stock up your freezer with frozen vegetables- They're flash frozen at the high point of freshness, and sometimes we just don't have the time to get to the grocery store. Add some olive oil for a quick saut√©, add some beans or other protein, more healthy fats (e.g. avocado), and there's your 'frozen meal' without all the additives!! 
  • Sleep by 10:30pm- As best you can. Or start decreasing in increments little by little. This allows for optimal production of melatonin, our most potent endogenous antioxidant and sleep hormone, to be produced (between 11pm-3am), and reduction of cortisol, which is our stress hormone and can lead to a myriad of concerns. 
  • Drink at least 70 ounces of water per day + squeeze of lemon in one of those glasses- We all need to detox- it's just a toxic world, and no, tea doesn't count. I'm talking pure, filtered water. Or consider dressing it up with a little cucumber and grapefruit. Though if it doesn't taste good you may need a, or a better, water filter. Lemon is so good for liver health, which is our main organ for detoxification, and getting enough water can help with mood, weight loss, skin health, digestive issues, sleep, stress, etc.