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SIGNS OF HEALTH

Is Your Health Ruled By Your Star Sign?

Does your astrological birth sign really have an influence on your health? Is someone born under Libra more likely to suffer from heart disease than someone born under Taurus? Are Aquarians more inclined to suffer from arthritis than Scorpios?

A lot of nonsense is written about the influence of astrological signs on our lives. And so in an attempt to get at the truth I have conducted a scientific study

You may find it difficult to understand why astrological signs should have any influence on health (or, indeed, on anything else). I readily admit that I find it difficult to understand why there should be any such link.

But the results obtained in this study seem to leave no room for doubt: your date of birth, and the astrological sign under which you were born, do seem to have a significant impact on the type of diseases to which you are most likely to be susceptible.

My conclusion is simple: the astrology-health link is a significant one which we can no longer ignore. You can use the information in this report in the same way that you can use other personal health information

RESULTS AT A GLANCE

WHAT ILLNESSES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR STAR SIGN?

Under this heading I have listed under each astrological sign the disorders linked with those signs. These disorders occur more often than average in the signs under which they are listed.

ARIES(7)

TAURUS(8)

GEMINI (12)

CANCER (11)

LEO (10)

VIRGO (7)

LIBRA (8)

SCORPIO (10)

SAGITTARIUS(6)

CAPRICORN(8)

AQUARIUS (9)

PISCES(10)

THE SICKEST AND HE HEALTHIEST

For the purpose of this survey I collected information about symptoms in 20 different categories:


The average respondent in this survey complained of having (or having had) suffered from diseases in 4.48 of these categories.

The following list shows where each of the 12 star signs stand in relation to one another with regard to the average number of disorders complained about.

Although all 12 signs are relatively close to one another, there is absolutely no doubt from these results that Sagittarians seem to suffer from far fewer different diseases than individuals under any other star signs. Equally, there is no doubt that those born under Scorpio and Gemini seem, on average, to suffer most.

This table lists the average number of types of illnesses (out of a possible 20) suffered by individuals born under the twelve different star signs.

Do not despair if you find that your star sign is one which seems to be associated with a wide variety of types of ill health. Remember that knowing your susceptibilities can help you protect yourself and improve your health.

Less diseases than average:

1. Sagittarius 3.85
2. Virgo 4.10
3. Capricorn 4.26
4. Pisces 4.47

Average:

5. Aries 4.48
6. Libra 4.48

More diseases than average:

7. Aquarius 4.52
8. Leo 4.62
9. Taurus 4.63
10. Cancer 4.64
11. Gemini 4.78
12 Scorpio 4.96

YOUR STAR SIGN AND YOUR HEALTH: THE COMPLETE RESULTS

The figures on the following tables show the likelihood of an individual born under each star sign suffering from the condition named. For example, an individual born under the star sign of Cancer will have a 69% chance of suffering from anxiety and/or depression in his or her lifetime.

It is important to remember that these figures should not be taken as meaning that anyone has immunity to a particular type of illness. Everyone is susceptible to every disease (with obvious gender limitations

What the research does show, however, is that there are links between star signs and an extra susceptibility to some specific disorders. And this information can be useful

Please note that these figures are rather lower than the normal figures for the lifetime incidence of specific diseases. For example, the incidence of cancer is now generally regarded as one in three. In other words one in three individuals will develop cancer (though they will not necessarily die of it). The figures here are lower than this because the people taking part in this survey were, inevitably, only part of the way through their lives. Most illnesses develop in the last few decades of life.



Anxiety and /or depression.

Those born under the star signs of Cancer and Aries seem to be significantly more likely to suffer from anxiety and/or depression while those born under the star signs of Capricorn, Virgo and Aquarius seem significantly less likely than average to suffer from problems of this type.

The average risk level is 59%. This means that those born under the sign Libra have an average chance of developing anxiety or depression. Those above Libra on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing anxiety or depression. Those below Libra on this list have a lower than average chance of developing anxiety or depression.



Bone or joint problems

Those born under the star signs Capricorn, Libra and Taurus all seem to have a significantly enhanced risk of suffering from bone or joint problems. In contrast those born under the star signs Aries, Virgo and Cancer seem to have a lower than average risk of suffering from disorders such as arthritis and rheumatism.

The average risk level is 61%. Those above this level on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing bone or joint problems. Those below 61% on this list have a lower than average chance of developing bone or joint problems.



Heart disease/high blood pressure

It seems from these results that individuals born under the star signs Leo, Gemini, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio may need to take particular care to protect themselves against heart and blood pressure problems. It seems that individuals least likely to suffer from problems of this type are those born under Pisces, Aries, Capricorn and Sagittarius.

The average risk level is 33%. This means that those born under the signs Taurus and Aquarius have an average chance of developing heart disease or high blood pressure problems. Those above Taurus and Aquarius on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing heart disease or high blood pressure or similar problems. Those below Taurus and Aquarius on this list have a lower than average chance of developing heart disease, high blood pressure or a similar problem.



Breathing problems (asthma, bronchitis etc)

Those born under the star signs Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Cancer all seem to be exposed to an unusually high risk of developing a problem of this type. On the other hand those born under Aries, Capricorn, Libra and Sagittarius seem less likely to be affected by breathing problems.

The average risk level is 27%. This means that those born under the sign Pisces have an average chance of developing asthma, bronchitis or another type of breathing problem. Those above Pisces on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing a breathing problem. Those below Pisces on this list have a lower than average chance of developing a breathing problem.



Hair or skin problems

Those born under Pisces, Aries, Libra, Aquarius and Gemini all seem to have an enhanced chance of suffering from a hair or skin problem. In contrast those born under Sagittarius, Scorpio, Virgo and Taurus all seem to have a reduced risk of suffering from a hair or skin problem.

The average risk level is 24%. This means that those born under the signs Leo and Cancer have an average chance of developing a hair or skin problem - such as eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis. Thos above Leo and Cancer on this list have a greater than average chance of developing a hair or skin problem. Those below Leo and Cancer on this list have a lower than average chance of developing a hair or skin problem.



Kidney or urinary problems

Those born under Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus and Gemini all appear to have an increased risk of suffering from kidney or urinary problems. Those born under Leo, Virgo, Aries, Capricorn and Sagittarius appear to have a reduced risk of suffering from kidney or urinary problems. Those born under Leo should be aware that the low level of risk which seems to be associated with this sign should not be misinterpreted as meaning that there is no risk at all.

The average risk level is 24%. Those above this level on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing a kidney or bladder problem. Those below this level on this list have a lower than average chance of developing a bladder or kidney problem.



Neurological Problems

Those born under Aquarius, Scorpio, Aries, Gemini , Leo and Capricorn all seem to have an increased risk of suffering from neurological problems. Those born under Libra, Pisces and Taurus all seem to have a lower risk of suffering from neurological problems. (This should not be misinterpreted as a zero risk.)

The average risk level is 4%. This means that those born under the sign Capricorn have an average chance of developing a neurological problem such as epilepsy. Those above Capricorn on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing a neurological problem. Those below Capricorn on this list have a lower than average chance of developing a neurological problem.



Female disorders

Women born under Aries, Gemini, Taurus and Cancer seem to have an increased risk of suffering from a problem involving the womb or ovaries whereas women born under Aquarius, Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Libra, Virgo and Capricorn seem to have a lower risk of these problems.

The average risk level is 17%. Those above this level on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing a disorder of the womb or ovaries. Those below this level on this list have a lower than average chance of developing a disorder of this type.

  • Aries 44%
  • Gemini 29%
  • Taurus 23%
  • Cancer 21%
  • Leo 19%
  • Aquarius 14%
  • Pisces 12%
  • Sagittarius 12%
  • Scorpio 12%
  • Libra 11%
  • Virgo 6%
  • Capricorn 4%



    Male disorders

    Men born under Virgo, Leo and Capricorn seem to have an increased chance of suffering from a disorder involving the penis or testicles. Men born under Pisces, Aquarius, Aries and Libra seem to have a less than average chance of suffering from a problem of this type.

    The average risk level is 4%. This means that those born under the signs Gemini or Scorpio have an average chance of developing a male disorder affecting the penis or testicles. Those above Gemini and Scorpio on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing a problem of this type. Those below Gemini and Scorpio on this list have a lower than average chance of developing a male disorder affecting the penis or testicles.



    Sexual problems

    These results suggest that those born under Gemini, Pisces, Scorpio and Aries may have an increased risk of suffering from a sexual problem. The results also suggest that those born under Aquarius, Capricorn and Libra may have a lower than average risk of suffering from this type of problem.

    The average risk level is 11%. This means that those born under the sign Leo have an average chance of developing a sexual problem. Those above Leo on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing a sexual problem. Those below Leo on this list have a lower than average chance of developing a sexual problem.



    Cancer

    The results suggest that individuals born under Leo, Gemini and Virgo may have an increased chance of suffering from cancer while those born under Pisces, Scorpio, Capricorn and Cancer may have a reduced risk of contracting a cancer.

    The average risk level is 8%. Those above this level on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing cancer. Those below this level on this list have a lower than average chance of developing cancer.



    Infectious diseases

    Those born under Aquarius or Pisces seem more likely to suffer from a problematic infectious disease. By contrast those born under Capricorn , Libra, Sagittarius, Taurus, Virgo, Aries and Cancer seem likely to have a lower than average risk of suffering from an infectious disease.

    The average risk level is 8%. This means that those born under the signs Scorpio and Leo have an average chance of suffering from chronic, recurring or frequent infectious diseases. Those above Scorpio and Leo on this list have a greater than an average chance of acquiring a troublesome infection or series of infections. Those below Scorpio and Leo on this list have a lower than average chance of developing this type of problem.



    Blood disorders

    Those born under Leo, Scorpio, Capricorn , Gemini and Taurus may have an increased chance of suffering from a blood disorder (including anaemia and leukaemia).

    Those born under Sagittarius, Pisces and Virgo (and, to a lesser extent, Aquarius and Cancer) seem less likely to suffer from a blood disorder.

    The average risk level is 11%. This means that those born under the signs Aries and Libra have an average chance of developing a blood disorder. Those above Aries and Libra on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing a blood disorder. Those below Aries and Libra on this list have a lower than average chance of developing a blood disorder.



    Hormone, endocrine or metabolic disorder

    Those born under Scorpio, Libra, Aries and Taurus may have an increased chance of suffering from problems of this type. It seems that those born under Aquarius, Gemini, Capricorn, Leo, Virgo, Cancer and Sagittarius may be likely to have a reduced chance of suffering from problems of this type.

    The average risk level is 16%. Those above this level on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing a hormone, endocrine or metabolic disorder. Those below this level on this list have a lower than average chance of developing a hormone, endocrine or metabolic disorder, such as diabetes or thyroid disease.



    Nutritional problems

    Those born under the star signs of Cancer, Aquarius, Capricorn, Sagittarius and Pisces may have a higher than average risk of suffering from a nutritional problem (including obesity, anorexia, vitamin deficiency). Those born under Leo , Gemini ,Taurus ,Aries, Libra and Scorpio seem less likely to suffer from a nutritional problem.

    The average risk level is 15%. Those above this level on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing a nutritional problem. Those below this level on this list have a lower than average chance of developing a nutritional problem.



    Liver/Gall bladder disease

    Those born under Aquarius, Virgo and Pisces seem most likely to suffer from problems of this type (which include hepatitis, gall stones).

    Those born under Sagittarius, Leo, Aries, Gemini and Scorpio all seem less likely to suffer in this way.

    The average risk level is 10%. This means that those born under the sign Taurus have an average chance of developing a liver or gall bladder problem. Those above Taurus on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing a liver or gall bladder problem. Those below Taurus on this list have a lower than average chance of developing a liver or gall bladder problem.



    Digestive problems

    Those born under Libra, Cancer, Taurus and Sagittarius all seem more likely to suffer from problems of this type. (which include indigestion, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome etc)Those born under Leo, Capricorn, Scorpio, Aquarius and Gemini all seem less likely to suffer from diseases in this category.

    The average risk level is 44%. Those above this level on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing a digestive problem. Those below this level on this list have a lower than average chance of developing a digestive problem.



    Breast problems

    Those born under Scorpio, Leo, Gemini and Libra all seem most likely to suffer from breast problems. Least likely to suffer from problems of this type appear to be those born under Virgo, Aquarius, Cancer, Aries, Pisces and Taurus.

    The average risk level is 8%. Those above this level on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing a breast problem. Those below this level on this list have a lower than average chance of developing a breast problem.



    Eye problems

    Those born under Capricorn, Cancer and Scorpio seem most likely to suffer from eye problems. Those born under Aquarius, Taurus, Leo and Pisces seem least likely to suffer from eye problems.

    The average risk level is 28%. Those above this level on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing an eye problem. Those below this level on this list have a lower than average chance of developing an eye problem.



    Ear, nose and throat problems

    Those born under Taurus, Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius, Cancer and Pisces seem most likely to suffer from ear, nose or throat problems. Those born under Virgo, Gemini and Sagittarius seem least likely to suffer from problems of this type.

    The average risk level is 33%. This means that those born under the sign Libra have an average chance of developing an ear, nose or throat problem. Those above Libra on this list have a greater than an average chance of developing a problem of this type. Those below Libra on this list have a lower than average chance of developing an ear, nose, or throat problem.



    CONCLUSION

    To be aware of your susceptibilities is to increase your chances of survival. If you have a family history of heart disease or diabetes then you would be foolish not to take very special care to make sure that you do not expose yourself unnecessarily to external factors which might increase your chances of suffering from that problem. If you have a family history of diabetes then you would be wise to watch your diet carefully, to avoid becoming overweight and to have regular check ups for early signs of developing diabetes.

    The information produced by this research should be used in a similar way. So, for example, if your star sign shows that you are unusually susceptible to digestive problems then you should take special care to avoid that type of problem.

    About this survey

    This study is based on 1,643 separate pieces of information supplied by 367 respondents in the autumn of 1999. I hope that the results will encourage other researchers to continue the work begun with this paper.