Sounds crazy, I know, but when it comes to astrology, my belief system is that God created the stars, seasons and times in which we are able to glean wisdom. All of these factors affect our bodies.
I believe that God created these things, not to be worshipped, but as categories that allow us to better know ourselves, and how to interact with other people and seasons.
When you look at the three wise men, it’s noted that they joined Daniel in following the stars and signs of astrology to get across the desert from one country to another. It’s amazing how we interact with the universe and have been doing so since the beginning of humankind.
When it comes to zodiac signs, they often align with a person’s personality, and so we can grow wisdom by looking at how we interact with God’s universe.
In one of my recent Podcast episodes, Dr. Christopher Motley and I discussed the best Chinese herbs, supplements and remedies for people depending on their zodiac sign. Dr. Motley specializes in kinesiology, preventative health and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He was able to shine light on the character traits of each zodiac sign and what actions they can take to stay in balance.
Below are the signs and natural remedies we discussed — and how they may benefit people who are feeling out of balance.
Zodiac Sign and Corresponding Supplements
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Capricorns love to inspire and create. They are visionaries who love to learn and bring ideas to fruition. They are also independent and disciplined people.
Capricorns tend to work a lot, sometimes taking it overboard and losing balance. For this reason, Capricorns can benefit from increasing their yin by engaging in prayer, mindfulness meditation and focusing on one task at a time.
Capricorns are earth elements, so they need to eat grounding, nutrient-dense foods. They can benefit from nourishing the adrenals with supplements like :
Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that supports adrenal function when these glands are overtaxed.
Shilajit: This is an ancient brain-boosting herb that helps to revitalize the body.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Know for excellent listening and peacemaking skills, an Aquarius type doesn’t caste judgement and tends to make people feel comfortable.
They want to give to others, but have a hard time receiving love and care in return. For this reason, it’s important for an Aquarius to build up his or her thyroid, adrenals and reproductive system so that they aren’t weighed down by others.
Supplements that supply strength for the Aquarius include:
Ashwagandha: This adaptogenic herb works to improve thyroid and adrenal function.
Suma root (or Brazilian Ginseng): This South American herb supports healthy testosterone levels in men and women, reduces inflammation and boosts endurance.
Thiamine: Thiamine supports digestive, cardiovascular and neurological health. It can also boost your mood and increase your energy levels. An excellent thiamine-rich food is nutritional yeast.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Pisces are the creatives and romantics. They are the artistic types who love individuality. They love being different and having their own unique identity, but this causes them to wall-off others in order to protect their individualism.
Pisces can benefit from group activities, which remove them from themselves, and supplements that build up the heart and circulation. This includes:
Ginkgo biloba: Ginkgo biloba is a Chinese herb that’s widely used for supporting brain health. Research indicates that it protects and enhances cognitive function.
Red sage: Red sage (also called Danshen) is a powerful Chinese herb that’s used to promote heart health.