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 Earth Signs
Naturally patient, grounded and possessing strong endurance, Earth signs often push through injuries or illnesses, even when they shouldn’t. It’s important for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn to live within some type of routine when it comes to getting regular exercise, food, sleep and downtime. Capricorns are especially likely to ignore bodily cues like hunger and fatigue, or emotional ones like loneliness, in favor of maintaining a jam-packed schedule; but all three Earth signs might push themselves too hard, simply because they can. Flexibility, balance and stretching are especially important for these signs, so include them in your workouts to help avoid stiff joints and aching muscles.
Holistic health cannot be achieved without paying due attention to emotional wellbeing. Many Earth signs tend toward obstinacy and resistance to change, so make slow, deep, conscious breathing a daily practice to encourage the release of stubbornness and tension. Deep breathing also helps open your mind to new structures, experiences and perspectives. Practicing yoga or stretching daily can also help keep your body and outlook as flexible as possible.
Another important aspect of wellbeing is diet. Of the three Earth signs, Taurus is most susceptible to lethargy and overeating, but Virgo and Capricorn can experience these as well. Earth signs tend to have the slowest metabolisms of the Zodiac, so strive to stick to the rule of moderation. Smaller portions help keep your weight under control, along with your blood sugar and other physical factors. For optimal health, include plenty of vegetables, leafy greens, grains, healthful fats such as avocados and olive oil, and broth-based soups in your diet.
Each Zodiac sign is associated with certain body parts, and should be aware of the potential for related illness. Taurus is associated with the throat and neck; protect these by drinking warm tea and wearing scarves when the weather is cool. Tea with lemon juice and honey can provide effective treatment for laryngitis or a sore throat. Tension headaches often originate in the neck; if you’re prone to these, try deep breathing or apply an ice pack to the base of the neck at the first sign of pain. Since Virgo is associated with the nervous and digestive systems, probiotics are especially important for this sign’s digestion. Be sure to eat yogurt regularly, or fermented foods such as kombucha or miso soup, and steer clear of foods that upset the system, such as greasy or heavy items. Meditation, deep breathing and regular exercise can all help soothe anxiety, as can building a support network of close friends and confidants. Finally, Capricorn is associated with the knees, teeth, joints and bones, so get plenty of calcium through sesame seeds, dairy products and dark, leafy greens. Also be sure to visit your dentist regularly, and keep your bones strong through weight-bearing exercises like jogging or walking.