Finding Your Inner Balance: Physical, Spiritual and Emotional Wellbeing for the Zodiac Signs

Kelli Fox
Finding Your Inner Balance: Physical, Spiritual and Emotional Wellbeing for the Zodiac Signs

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.

Aries

Since the Fire signs have so much wonderful energy and vitality, you may have an easier time than other signs at fighting off illness — you simply burn many ailments out of your system at a remarkably fast pace. It’s also easy for you to become burned out, however, or to tend toward impatience or anger. To help temper your inner fire, it’s a good idea to incorporate calming activities such as yoga or meditation into your routine. Sagittarius is generally open to practices such as these, due to their mind-expanding benefits, but Aries, especially, may have a hard time being patient enough for such focused, slow-moving activities. If actual meditation isn’t your cup of tea, try meditative activities such as running, swimming laps, cycling, gardening, or any activity that lets you slip into a state of calm focus.

Diet is also an important facet of wellbeing. Fire signs should balance your inner fire with cooling foods, such as cucumbers, yogurt and herbal tea. Drinking plenty of water every day also helps to quench that inner sizzle before it flares out of control. If you’re feeling your inner fire starting to fizzle out — if your energy is low or you’re having trouble fighting off a cold or other illness — stoke that flame with stimulating spices such as ginger, cinnamon and garlic. Whether your energy is high or low, be sure to get plenty of brain-strengthening, heart-healthy Omega-3s in your diet through fish or flax seed oil.

Emotional wellbeing is intricately entwined with the more physical and spiritual aspects of holistic health. If you, like many Fire signs, have a temper or are prone to irritation, make it a daily practice to take deep, calming breaths when you feel annoyance rising, and strive to treat others with kindness and compassion — even when you don’t believe they entirely deserve it!

Each Zodiac sign rules certain body parts, and thus may be prone to accompanying illnesses related to these parts. Since Aries rules the head, watch out for headaches, especially those related to tension and stress. If you’re prone to these, relaxation techniques can be quite helpful, as can placing an ice pack on the back of the neck. Leo rules the heart, so this sign should keep yours strong with regular cardio exercise and a healthy diet that includes plenty of vegetables and grains. Sagittarius rules the hips and thighs, along with the liver, so this sign should avoid excess alcohol and other toxins, and should also incorporate strengthening leg exercises like lunges, squats and jumps into your workouts.

Taurus

Earth signs are known for their grounded patience and their steady, enduring natures. If you’re an Earth sign, you’re likely to be able to push through an illness or injury — even when you really shouldn’t. Sticking to a regular routine is especially important for Earth signs; be sure to get regular sleep and exercise, and eat at regular intervals throughout the day. Capricorns, especially, can ignore their body’s need for routine due to their typically busy, packed schedules, but all three Earth signs thrive on following a fixed schedule when it comes to diet, exercise and sleep. Be sure to emphasize stretching and flexibility in your workouts, since Earth signs are prone to stiff muscles and joints.

Diet is also an important facet of wellbeing. Taurus, especially, is prone to overeating and not getting enough exercise, but these can be issues for Virgos and Capricorns as well. Since these signs can have slower metabolisms than other signs, it is especially important for Earth signs to eat moderately; focus on smaller portion sizes, incorporating vegetables and grains along with “good fats” such as olive oil and avocados in the diet, and opting for whole, healthful ingredients rather than processed foods that come out of a box or package. Earth signs should consume plenty of broth-based soups, steamed vegetables, and dark leafy greens in order to keep their systems functioning optimally.

Emotional wellbeing is intricately entwined with the more physical and spiritual aspects of holistic health. If you, like many Earth signs, are prone to stubbornness or resistance to change, make it a daily practice to take deep breaths and release them in a slow and conscious way. This mirrors the release of tension and obstinacy that Earth signs should strive for, in order to stay as open as possible to new perspectives, structures and experiences. A regular stretching routine or daily yoga practice can also help you maintain a flexible body and outlook.

Each Zodiac sign rules certain body parts, and thus may be prone to accompanying illnesses related to these parts. Since Taurus rules the neck and throat, protect yourself from related illnesses by wearing scarves in cooler weather, regularly sipping warm tea (adding lemon juice and honey to treat a sore throat or laryngitis), and using an ice pack on your neck if you’re prone to tension headaches. Virgo rules the digestive and nervous systems, so be sure to include probiotics in your diet, such as yogurt or fermented foods like miso soup or kombucha, to keep your digestion working well. Also be sure to avoid heavy, greasy foods, or any foods that upset your system; and most of all, make an effort to relax through deep breathing, meditation and connecting with supportive friends. Capricorn rules the knees, joints, teeth and bones; this sign should keep yours strong by including plenty of dark, leafy greens, sesame seeds and other sources of calcium in your diet, going for regular dental checkups, and including weight-bearing exercises in your regular workouts, such as walking or running.

Gemini

Since Air signs are the intellectual signs of the Zodiac, it’s no wonder that they tend to have quick-moving, high-flying thoughts and ideas, or that interacting with others is one of their primary pleasures and motivators in life. But when your thoughts become too frenetic, it’s time to ground yourself with an activity that will focus your mind. For most Air signs, this means reconnecting with your body through intense, challenging physical exercise, such as running, martial arts or strength training. Dancing, skiing and other exercises that create a lot of movement are also wonderful for Air signs. Sharing sexual intimacy with your partner is another good way for Air signs to get out of their heads and into their bodies. Speaking of connecting with others, having a workout buddy can keep Air signs on track with exercise; after all, running on the treadmill is so much less boring when you can chat with a friend.

Diet is also an important facet of wellbeing. Air signs can benefit from “brain foods” such as salmon and other fish, flax seeds, supplements such as ginkgo biloba, and other foods that boost the memory and thought processes. You should also be sure to get plenty of yogurt and other calming foods in your diet, to help keep your body in excellent shape while quieting your mind. It’s a good idea for Air signs to avoid overly heavy, greasy or rich foods that can weigh down both the body and the mind, and to eat smaller, more frequent and varied meals instead of fewer, larger ones.

Emotional wellbeing is intricately entwined with the more physical and spiritual aspects of holistic health. If you, like many Air signs, are prone to a restless mind, try meditation, yoga, Tai Chi or other martial arts, or any other activity that helps you focus and quiet your flyaway thoughts. Engaging in a hobby you enjoy, such as gardening, fishing or knitting, can also help you develop mental focus. Air signs also tend to intellectualize their emotions rather than simply feeling them; meditation and counseling are two ways to learn to feel and process emotions in a healthier way.

Each Zodiac sign rules certain body parts, and thus may be prone to accompanying illnesses related to these parts. Since Gemini rules the lungs, be sure to avoid smoking and incorporate regular cardio workouts into your schedule. Singing also gives your lungs a workout while helping to keep your thoughts and emotions on an even keel. Gemini also rules the arms and hands, which have a lot to do with communication (gesturing, typing, touching...); keep yours strong with strength-training exercises, and keep them soft and beautiful by using lotion and keeping your nails clean and neatly filed. Libra rules the skin and kidneys, so detoxing is important for this sign. One simple detox method is to start every morning with a glass of water with lemon juice; drinking plenty of filtered water in general is helpful in keeping your system flushed. Finally, Aquarius rules the calves and ankles, so walking is a particularly good strengthening exercise for you.

Cancer

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.

Leo

Since the Fire signs have so much wonderful energy and vitality, you may have an easier time than other signs at fighting off illness — you simply burn many ailments out of your system at a remarkably fast pace. It’s also easy for you to become burned out, however, or to tend toward impatience or anger. To help temper your inner fire, it’s a good idea to incorporate calming activities such as yoga or meditation into your routine. Sagittarius is generally open to practices such as these, due to their mind-expanding benefits, but Aries, especially, may have a hard time being patient enough for such focused, slow-moving activities. If actual meditation isn’t your cup of tea, try meditative activities such as running, swimming laps, cycling, gardening, or any activity that lets you slip into a state of calm focus.

Diet is also an important facet of wellbeing. Fire signs should balance your inner fire with cooling foods, such as cucumbers, yogurt and herbal tea. Drinking plenty of water every day also helps to quench that inner sizzle before it flares out of control. If you’re feeling your inner fire starting to fizzle out — if your energy is low or you’re having trouble fighting off a cold or other illness — stoke that flame with stimulating spices such as ginger, cinnamon and garlic. Whether your energy is high or low, be sure to get plenty of brain-strengthening, heart-healthy Omega-3s in your diet through fish or flax seed oil.

Emotional wellbeing is intricately entwined with the more physical and spiritual aspects of holistic health. If you, like many Fire signs, have a temper or are prone to irritation, make it a daily practice to take deep, calming breaths when you feel annoyance rising, and strive to treat others with kindness and compassion — even when you don’t believe they entirely deserve it!

Each Zodiac sign rules certain body parts, and thus may be prone to accompanying illnesses related to these parts. Since Aries rules the head, watch out for headaches, especially those related to tension and stress. If you’re prone to these, relaxation techniques can be quite helpful, as can placing an ice pack on the back of the neck. Leo rules the heart, so this sign should keep yours strong with regular cardio exercise and a healthy diet that includes plenty of vegetables and grains. Sagittarius rules the hips and thighs, along with the liver, so this sign should avoid excess alcohol and other toxins, and should also incorporate strengthening leg exercises like lunges, squats and jumps into your workouts.

Virgo

Earth signs are known for their grounded patience and their steady, enduring natures. If you’re an Earth sign, you’re likely to be able to push through an illness or injury — even when you really shouldn’t. Sticking to a regular routine is especially important for Earth signs; be sure to get regular sleep and exercise, and eat at regular intervals throughout the day. Capricorns, especially, can ignore their body’s need for routine due to their typically busy, packed schedules, but all three Earth signs thrive on following a fixed schedule when it comes to diet, exercise and sleep. Be sure to emphasize stretching and flexibility in your workouts, since Earth signs are prone to stiff muscles and joints.

Diet is also an important facet of wellbeing. Taurus, especially, is prone to overeating and not getting enough exercise, but these can be issues for Virgos and Capricorns as well. Since these signs can have slower metabolisms than other signs, it is especially important for Earth signs to eat moderately; focus on smaller portion sizes, incorporating vegetables and grains along with “good fats” such as olive oil and avocados in the diet, and opting for whole, healthful ingredients rather than processed foods that come out of a box or package. Earth signs should consume plenty of broth-based soups, steamed vegetables, and dark leafy greens in order to keep their systems functioning optimally.

Emotional wellbeing is intricately entwined with the more physical and spiritual aspects of holistic health. If you, like many Earth signs, are prone to stubbornness or resistance to change, make it a daily practice to take deep breaths and release them in a slow and conscious way. This mirrors the release of tension and obstinacy that Earth signs should strive for, in order to stay as open as possible to new perspectives, structures and experiences. A regular stretching routine or daily yoga practice can also help you maintain a flexible body and outlook.

Each Zodiac sign rules certain body parts, and thus may be prone to accompanying illnesses related to these parts. Since Taurus rules the neck and throat, protect yourself from related illnesses by wearing scarves in cooler weather, regularly sipping warm tea (adding lemon juice and honey to treat a sore throat or laryngitis), and using an ice pack on your neck if you’re prone to tension headaches. Virgo rules the digestive and nervous systems, so be sure to include probiotics in your diet, such as yogurt or fermented foods like miso soup or kombucha, to keep your digestion working well. Also be sure to avoid heavy, greasy foods, or any foods that upset your system; and most of all, make an effort to relax through deep breathing, meditation and connecting with supportive friends. Capricorn rules the knees, joints, teeth and bones; this sign should keep yours strong by including plenty of dark, leafy greens, sesame seeds and other sources of calcium in your diet, going for regular dental checkups, and including weight-bearing exercises in your regular workouts, such as walking or running.

Libra

Since Air signs are the intellectual signs of the Zodiac, it’s no wonder that they tend to have quick-moving, high-flying thoughts and ideas, or that interacting with others is one of their primary pleasures and motivators in life. But when your thoughts become too frenetic, it’s time to ground yourself with an activity that will focus your mind. For most Air signs, this means reconnecting with your body through intense, challenging physical exercise, such as running, martial arts or strength training. Dancing, skiing and other exercises that create a lot of movement are also wonderful for Air signs. Sharing sexual intimacy with your partner is another good way for Air signs to get out of their heads and into their bodies. Speaking of connecting with others, having a workout buddy can keep Air signs on track with exercise; after all, running on the treadmill is so much less boring when you can chat with a friend.

Diet is also an important facet of wellbeing. Air signs can benefit from “brain foods” such as salmon and other fish, flax seeds, supplements such as ginkgo biloba, and other foods that boost the memory and thought processes. You should also be sure to get plenty of yogurt and other calming foods in your diet, to help keep your body in excellent shape while quieting your mind. It’s a good idea for Air signs to avoid overly heavy, greasy or rich foods that can weigh down both the body and the mind, and to eat smaller, more frequent and varied meals instead of fewer, larger ones.

Emotional wellbeing is intricately entwined with the more physical and spiritual aspects of holistic health. If you, like many Air signs, are prone to a restless mind, try meditation, yoga, Tai Chi or other martial arts, or any other activity that helps you focus and quiet your flyaway thoughts. Engaging in a hobby you enjoy, such as gardening, fishing or knitting, can also help you develop mental focus. Air signs also tend to intellectualize their emotions rather than simply feeling them; meditation and counseling are two ways to learn to feel and process emotions in a healthier way.

Each Zodiac sign rules certain body parts, and thus may be prone to accompanying illnesses related to these parts. Since Gemini rules the lungs, be sure to avoid smoking and incorporate regular cardio workouts into your schedule. Singing also gives your lungs a workout while helping to keep your thoughts and emotions on an even keel. Gemini also rules the arms and hands, which have a lot to do with communication (gesturing, typing, touching...); keep yours strong with strength-training exercises, and keep them soft and beautiful by using lotion and keeping your nails clean and neatly filed. Libra rules the skin and kidneys, so detoxing is important for this sign. One simple detox method is to start every morning with a glass of water with lemon juice; drinking plenty of filtered water in general is helpful in keeping your system flushed. Finally, Aquarius rules the calves and ankles, so walking is a particularly good strengthening exercise for you.

Scorpio

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.

Sagittarius

Since the Fire signs have so much wonderful energy and vitality, you may have an easier time than other signs at fighting off illness — you simply burn many ailments out of your system at a remarkably fast pace. It’s also easy for you to become burned out, however, or to tend toward impatience or anger. To help temper your inner fire, it’s a good idea to incorporate calming activities such as yoga or meditation into your routine. Sagittarius is generally open to practices such as these, due to their mind-expanding benefits, but Aries, especially, may have a hard time being patient enough for such focused, slow-moving activities. If actual meditation isn’t your cup of tea, try meditative activities such as running, swimming laps, cycling, gardening, or any activity that lets you slip into a state of calm focus.

Diet is also an important facet of wellbeing. Fire signs should balance your inner fire with cooling foods, such as cucumbers, yogurt and herbal tea. Drinking plenty of water every day also helps to quench that inner sizzle before it flares out of control. If you’re feeling your inner fire starting to fizzle out — if your energy is low or you’re having trouble fighting off a cold or other illness — stoke that flame with stimulating spices such as ginger, cinnamon and garlic. Whether your energy is high or low, be sure to get plenty of brain-strengthening, heart-healthy Omega-3s in your diet through fish or flax seed oil.

Emotional wellbeing is intricately entwined with the more physical and spiritual aspects of holistic health. If you, like many Fire signs, have a temper or are prone to irritation, make it a daily practice to take deep, calming breaths when you feel annoyance rising, and strive to treat others with kindness and compassion — even when you don’t believe they entirely deserve it!

Each Zodiac sign rules certain body parts, and thus may be prone to accompanying illnesses related to these parts. Since Aries rules the head, watch out for headaches, especially those related to tension and stress. If you’re prone to these, relaxation techniques can be quite helpful, as can placing an ice pack on the back of the neck. Leo rules the heart, so this sign should keep yours strong with regular cardio exercise and a healthy diet that includes plenty of vegetables and grains. Sagittarius rules the hips and thighs, along with the liver, so this sign should avoid excess alcohol and other toxins, and should also incorporate strengthening leg exercises like lunges, squats and jumps into your workouts.

Capricorn

Earth signs are known for their grounded patience and their steady, enduring natures. If you’re an Earth sign, you’re likely to be able to push through an illness or injury — even when you really shouldn’t. Sticking to a regular routine is especially important for Earth signs; be sure to get regular sleep and exercise, and eat at regular intervals throughout the day. Capricorns, especially, can ignore their body’s need for routine due to their typically busy, packed schedules, but all three Earth signs thrive on following a fixed schedule when it comes to diet, exercise and sleep. Be sure to emphasize stretching and flexibility in your workouts, since Earth signs are prone to stiff muscles and joints.

Diet is also an important facet of wellbeing. Taurus, especially, is prone to overeating and not getting enough exercise, but these can be issues for Virgos and Capricorns as well. Since these signs can have slower metabolisms than other signs, it is especially important for Earth signs to eat moderately; focus on smaller portion sizes, incorporating vegetables and grains along with “good fats” such as olive oil and avocados in the diet, and opting for whole, healthful ingredients rather than processed foods that come out of a box or package. Earth signs should consume plenty of broth-based soups, steamed vegetables, and dark leafy greens in order to keep their systems functioning optimally.

Emotional wellbeing is intricately entwined with the more physical and spiritual aspects of holistic health. If you, like many Earth signs, are prone to stubbornness or resistance to change, make it a daily practice to take deep breaths and release them in a slow and conscious way. This mirrors the release of tension and obstinacy that Earth signs should strive for, in order to stay as open as possible to new perspectives, structures and experiences. A regular stretching routine or daily yoga practice can also help you maintain a flexible body and outlook.

Each Zodiac sign rules certain body parts, and thus may be prone to accompanying illnesses related to these parts. Since Taurus rules the neck and throat, protect yourself from related illnesses by wearing scarves in cooler weather, regularly sipping warm tea (adding lemon juice and honey to treat a sore throat or laryngitis), and using an ice pack on your neck if you’re prone to tension headaches. Virgo rules the digestive and nervous systems, so be sure to include probiotics in your diet, such as yogurt or fermented foods like miso soup or kombucha, to keep your digestion working well. Also be sure to avoid heavy, greasy foods, or any foods that upset your system; and most of all, make an effort to relax through deep breathing, meditation and connecting with supportive friends. Capricorn rules the knees, joints, teeth and bones; this sign should keep yours strong by including plenty of dark, leafy greens, sesame seeds and other sources of calcium in your diet, going for regular dental checkups, and including weight-bearing exercises in your regular workouts, such as walking or running.

Aquarius

Since Air signs are the intellectual signs of the Zodiac, it’s no wonder that they tend to have quick-moving, high-flying thoughts and ideas, or that interacting with others is one of their primary pleasures and motivators in life. But when your thoughts become too frenetic, it’s time to ground yourself with an activity that will focus your mind. For most Air signs, this means reconnecting with your body through intense, challenging physical exercise, such as running, martial arts or strength training. Dancing, skiing and other exercises that create a lot of movement are also wonderful for Air signs. Sharing sexual intimacy with your partner is another good way for Air signs to get out of their heads and into their bodies. Speaking of connecting with others, having a workout buddy can keep Air signs on track with exercise; after all, running on the treadmill is so much less boring when you can chat with a friend.

Diet is also an important facet of wellbeing. Air signs can benefit from “brain foods” such as salmon and other fish, flax seeds, supplements such as ginkgo biloba, and other foods that boost the memory and thought processes. You should also be sure to get plenty of yogurt and other calming foods in your diet, to help keep your body in excellent shape while quieting your mind. It’s a good idea for Air signs to avoid overly heavy, greasy or rich foods that can weigh down both the body and the mind, and to eat smaller, more frequent and varied meals instead of fewer, larger ones.

Emotional wellbeing is intricately entwined with the more physical and spiritual aspects of holistic health. If you, like many Air signs, are prone to a restless mind, try meditation, yoga, Tai Chi or other martial arts, or any other activity that helps you focus and quiet your flyaway thoughts. Engaging in a hobby you enjoy, such as gardening, fishing or knitting, can also help you develop mental focus. Air signs also tend to intellectualize their emotions rather than simply feeling them; meditation and counseling are two ways to learn to feel and process emotions in a healthier way.

Each Zodiac sign rules certain body parts, and thus may be prone to accompanying illnesses related to these parts. Since Gemini rules the lungs, be sure to avoid smoking and incorporate regular cardio workouts into your schedule. Singing also gives your lungs a workout while helping to keep your thoughts and emotions on an even keel. Gemini also rules the arms and hands, which have a lot to do with communication (gesturing, typing, touching...); keep yours strong with strength-training exercises, and keep them soft and beautiful by using lotion and keeping your nails clean and neatly filed. Libra rules the skin and kidneys, so detoxing is important for this sign. One simple detox method is to start every morning with a glass of water with lemon juice; drinking plenty of filtered water in general is helpful in keeping your system flushed. Finally, Aquarius rules the calves and ankles, so walking is a particularly good strengthening exercise for you.

Pisces

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.

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