But believe it or not, there is a theory that explains the relationship between astrology and health. Depending on the season of the year you are born, the horoscope will tell you which diseases you are most prone to and how long you will live, can you imagine?
This type of science is called “iatro-mathematics” and is one of the oldest intellectual traditions on the planet.
But What Do The Experts Think?
Laura Kassell, a professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, who is currently researching astrological medicine, told The Atlantic that “for centuries it was common practice for educated physicians to use astrology as a tool.”
Many contemporary scientists refuse to admit that there is a link between health and astrology, but “we know there is a strange connection between seasonal birth and some disorders, but we don’t know why,” said Chris Ciarleglio, a neuroscientist at Brown University.
The conclusion reached by scholars is that this relationship has to do with our biological clock, that is, with the circadian rhythm (sleep-wake rhythms).
The American neuroscientist explains that diseases such as depression, schizophrenia, or autism are closely related to the circadian clock because light enters the eyes and sends a signal to the suprachiasmatic nucleus (brain clock), which sends signals to the brain stem, whose function is to release serotonin, which regulates mood, appetite, and sleep.
All biological functions depend on light, so the lack of light during the months of birth could contribute to changes in gene behavior. The environment in which we develop influences our health.
Zodiac Sign + Predisposition To Disease
According to this theory, each zodiac sign has a weak point and a predisposition to the disease.
- Aries: Head and face.
- Taurus: Neck, nape of the neck, and larynx (voice)
- Gemini: Arms, hands, and shoulders
- Cancer: Stomach and breasts
- Leo: Thorax and heart
- Virgo: Belly and abdominal muscles
- Libra: Hip and pelvis
- Scorpio: Buttocks and crotch (anus, genitals)
- Sagittarius: Bones (vertebrae, femur and clavicle)
- Capricorn: Knees,
- Aquarius: Cardiovascular system, eye disorders
- Pisces: Feet, ligaments.