Wellbeing is so all-encompassing that it is somewhat difficult to define. It involves happiness and contentment, but it’s far more than just that; it is holistic health — wellness on emotional, physical, social and spiritual levels. Therefore, creating a state of wellbeing in our own lives is about promoting balance, wholeness and purity within our bodies, hearts and minds. And when any one of these is out of balance, our entire system is affected: For example, when our bodies are weighed down with too many rich, fatty or processed foods, we feel the effects in dipping energy levels, disrupted sleep patterns and various physical complaints. When our hearts are weighed down with too much sadness or stress, we feel the effects in similar ways, including physical illnesses, low energy and depression. And when our minds are weighed down with too many negative or pessimistic thoughts, we can see the effects manifest in our relationships and daily lives, in the form of arguments and irritation or one failure after another. Clearly, creating a state of wellbeing is a tricky process, but it helps to know that each Astrological sign has unique health needs, based on Element (whether yours is a Fire, Earth, Air or Water sign) along with the body part your sign rules. Read on to learn more about promoting your own wellbeing based on your Sun sign.
It should come as no surprise that Water signs tend to benefit from all things water-related. For many Water signs, maintaining overall wellbeing can be as simple as going swimming. Even simply being near water soothes you; if you don’t live near a creek, river, ocean or other body of water, be sure to rejuvenate regularly by soaking in a bathtub, hot tub or swimming pool. Water signs tend to be quite sensitive to their surroundings, so your physical and emotional wellbeing can be tricky to maintain. It is helpful to note that many of your physical ailments have emotional components; for example, headaches, muscle strains and digestive issues can often be related to stress or unhappiness for a Water sign. It’s worth seeking out a doctor with a holistic approach to medicine — one who takes your emotional state and life events into account along with physical symptoms, in order to gain the most complete picture possible of your overall health.
Diet is also an important facet of wellbeing. Water signs should drink plenty of water to keep your system flushed and well supported. If you’re feeling dehydrated and having trouble sleeping, incorporate cucumbers, melons and other high-water-content foods into your diet. If you’re dealing with excess mucus, on the other hand, too much water might aggravate your symptoms; in that case, focus on exercising more often and more vigorously in order to speed up your metabolism. Watch out, too, for emotional eating — turning to comfort foods (which usually aren’t very healthful) when you’re feeling sad, stressed or angry.
Emotional wellbeing is intricately entwined with the more physical and spiritual aspects of holistic health. If you, like many Water signs, are emotionally sensitive and prone to mood fluctuations, make sure you have an outlet — namely, someone you can talk to, openly and honestly, about your feelings and your needs. This might be a dear friend, a therapist, a family member or anyone else who can listen and support you through emotional moments. Cancer, especially, has a tendency to bottle up your deeper emotions until they either stagnate or boil over, while Pisces can be easily overwhelmed by your larger, more intense feelings; in both cases, talking them out helps to make them more manageable.
Each Zodiac sign rules certain body parts, and thus may be prone to accompanying illnesses related to these parts. Since Cancer rules the chest and stomach, be sure to avoid rich, heavy or greasy foods that upset your digestion, and incorporate core training into your exercise regimen to keep your abdominal and other core muscles strong. Scorpio rules the reproductive system, so a healthy sexual relationship with your partner is especially important for you. Pisces rules the feet, so keep yours strong with regular walking and balance exercises, and be sure watch your footing when wearing heels or walking on uneven surfaces.