Did you know that every zodiac sign is associated with a part of the body?
What does it mean when a zodiac sign rules a body part?
This rulership follows the same order as the zodiac, in fact, trailing from head to toe on the body. Aries, the first sign, rules the head and Pisces, the last sign, is in charge of the feet.
Before you start diagnosing yourself, hang on. If your Sun sign is Taurus, which rules the throat, you’re not doomed to have thyroid issues or constant cases of strep. That said, this may be a highly sensitized body part for you. Many Tauruses are gifted singers, like the legendary Stevie Wonder and Cher. Bulls may have distinctive voices, like a gravelly tone or squeaky pitch, even if they can’t keep a tune to save their lives.
Knowing the body parts associated with your zodiac sign can be helpful in holistic care and preventative medicine. For example, Leos, who rule the heart and major arteries, may opt for a low-cholesterol diet and pumped up cardio workouts—along with energy sessions that focus on the heart chakra.
Guide to body parts and the zodiac
The table below is a guide to the body parts as well as the glands and organs associated with each zodiac sign.
|Sign||Body Part||Glands and Organs|
|Aries||Head, face||The suprarenals (adrenal gland), the eyes|
|Taurus||Neck, throat, jaw||Thyroid, sensory organs|
|Gemini||Hands, arms, lungs||Thymus, respiratory and nervous systems|
|Cancer||Breasts, stomach, gall bladder||Mammary glands, body “containers” that retain water|
|Leo||Heart, back, spine||Heart and major arteries|
|Virgo||Intestines, abdomen, spleen||Pancreas, esophagus, intestines, digestive system|
|Libra||Lower back, kidneys, bladder||Endocrine system and glands, urinary system|
|Scorpio||Genitals, colon, rectum||Reproductive and elimination systems|
|Sagittarius||Hips and thighs||Liver, hepatic system, pituitary gland|
|Capricorn||Knees, bones, skin, teeth||Skeletal system|
|Aquarius||Calves, veins, circulatory system||Pineal gland, blood, circulation system|
|Pisces||Feet||Lymphatic system, pituitary gland|
Does body part astrology only apply to my Sun sign?
Not at all! In fact, you can run a full astrology chart for free here on our site and take a look at your other zodiac placements.
People born in the late 1980s and early 1990s, for example, have a cluster of planets in Capricorn. In a simplistic interpretation, they may want to take extra care to protect their joints during sports—and floss regularly, of course—since this sign rules the knees and teeth.
Want to take body part astrology one step further?
Medical astrology, while not a university accredited modality, can bring fascinating insights about your body’s connection to the stars. In modern medical astrology, each of the planets, from Mercury to Pluto, plays a role in your “diagnosis,” so the focus goes beyond zodiac signs.