Find Your Center: Well Being for Cancer

Kelli Fox

Well Being is far more than just physical health; it involves feeling centered and strong on emotional and spiritual levels as well. You may have noticed that feeling physically unhealthy or even just low-energy can throw off the balance of your entire system, and the same is true of emotional depression and spiritual disconnectedness. Thus, achieving a state of wellbeing depends on feeling balanced in all areas of our lives. Fortunately, the Zodiac holds keys to creating that harmoniously centered sense of stability. Based on your Sun sign’s Element along with certain other specifics of your sign, you can learn vital ways of promoting a greater and more integrated sense of thriving in body, mind and soul.

The Water Signs

Since Water signs are especially sensitive to other people and their surroundings, it can be tricky for Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces to maintain a holistic state of wellbeing. Being in any type of high-stress environment — anger-filled relationships, for example, noisy crowds of people, or a demanding workplace — can lead to all sorts of physical and emotional symptoms that signal a system out of balance. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Water signs find great benefit in all things related to water, such as an invigorating swim, a day spent fishing, or a relaxing soak in the bath, pool or hot tub. But whenever you feel ill or simply off center, whether physically, mentally or emotionally, remember that these systems are intertwined.

Holistic health cannot be achieved without paying due attention to emotional wellbeing. Especially for Water signs, many physical conditions are closely bound with the emotions; unhappiness and stress, for example, can manifest in the body as muscle strains, headaches or digestive problems. Thus, in order to gain the most comprehensive picture of your health possible, it’s important to consider not just individual physical or emotional complaints, but to see these as interconnected. Many sensitive Water signs can be somewhat moody, so find an outlet for your emotions, whether that means confiding in a close friend or a therapist, or keeping a regular journal-writing practice. Cancer and Scorpio are most likely to bottle up hurt or angry feelings until they boil over or simply stagnate within your soul. Pisces, on the other hand, tends to feel overwhelmed by the intensity of feelings such as grief or anger. For all three signs, it is important to write or talk honestly about these emotions in order to process them and defuse their power.

Another important aspect of wellbeing is diet. Drinking plenty of water will help flush and support your system. When you’re dehydrated or experiencing sleep problems, turn to melons, cucumbers, grapes or any other food that contains lots of water for relief. On the other end of the spectrum, excess mucus in the system can be aggravated by consuming too much water; vigorous exercise can increase your metabolism and help correct the imbalance. Water signs need to be especially wary of emotional eating — using unhealthy comfort foods to combat feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness or stress.

Each Zodiac sign is associated with certain body parts, and should be aware of the potential for related illness. Cancer is associated with the stomach and chest, so steer clear of greasy, heavy or rich foods that might upset the digestion. Core strength training is also important for keeping the abdomen, back and chest strong. Since Scorpio is associated with the reproductive organs, it’s especially important for this sign to maintain a healthy sexual relationship with yourself as well as your partner. Finally, Pisces is associated with the feet, so wear supportive shoes, take regular walks, and incorporate balancing exercises into your exercise regimen.

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