Updated: Mar 24
Astrology isn't just about predicting your future or finding out which zodiac sign you're compatible with in love - it can also provide insight into your health and well-being. In holistic astrology, Aries rules over the head, face, and brain, as well as the muscular and nervous systems. But what does that mean, exactly?
Firstly, Aries is associated with the first house of astrology, which governs the physical body and personal identity. So, if Aries is prominent in your natal chart, it may indicate that these areas of your body are especially important for you to pay attention to. Additionally, the element associated with Aries is fire, which symbolizes passion, motivation, and creativity - but can also lead to impulsiveness and risk-taking behavior.
When it comes to examining the health of the brain, face, and head, practitioners look to the placement of Aries and its ruling planet Mars. If Mars is strongly placed in your chart, you may have a lot of energy, drive, and assertion - but if it's challenged by other planets, you may be more susceptible to certain health issues.
For example, a difficult aspect between Mars and Uranus may indicate a predisposition towards head injuries or neurological disorders, while a challenging aspect between Mars and Saturn could suggest issues with facial bones or teeth. It's important to note that astrology can't diagnose or treat these conditions, but it can provide insight into potential areas of vulnerability.
If Aries is weak or afflicted in a natal chart, potential health issues related to the head, face, and brain may arise. Here are some specific conditions that may be associated with this:
Migraines and headaches: Aries rules the head, so individuals with weak or afflicted Aries may be more susceptible to migraines and headaches.
Facial injuries: Aries also rules the face, so individuals with weak or afflicted Aries may be more prone to facial injuries or accidents.
Neurological disorders: The ruling planet of Aries, Mars, is associated with the nervous system. Therefore, weak or afflicted Aries may indicate a predisposition toward neurological disorders such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease.
Mental health issues: Aries is associated with passion, motivation, and creativity, but when weak or afflicted, these traits can manifest as impulsivity, aggression, and mood swings. Individuals with weak or afflicted Aries may be more prone to mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder.
Eye problems: Although Aries primarily governs the head and face, it also has some influence over the eyes. Weak or afflicted Aries may indicate a predisposition towards eye problems such as astigmatism or cataracts.
It's important to note that these conditions can be influenced by other factors in a natal chart and should always be evaluated in the context of the individual's overall health and medical history.
Let's take a look at some famous examples:
John F. Kennedy had a strong Aries influence in his chart, with Mars in the 10th house of career and public image. While his energy and charisma helped him win the presidency, during the time of his assassination, Mars was transiting his 8th house of death and transformation.
Vincent van Gogh, the Dutch post-impressionist painter, had Aries rising in his natal chart. Mars, the ruler of his Ascendant, was in the 12th house of creativity and spirituality. Van Gogh struggled with mental health issues throughout his life, which manifested in his art. He famously cut off his own ear during a manic episode, which may have been related to the intense emotional and creative energy associated with Aries.
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