by Herb Wisdom
Each zodiac sign has a corresponding cell salt that is deficient under that sign. When you learn about your particular cell salt, you will be well on your way to optimum health!
There is surprising amount of benefit in diagnosing and prescribing by the zodiac. Remember, as with all works of astrology, that to be truly accurate you should look up your moon and rising sign too.
Taking the cell salts daily is an excellent practice as they act as a regulator and organizer of tissue.
Wearing your gemstone to preserve health is a tradition going back many hundreds of years, particularly in Asia and the Orient. If you can, wear the stone so that it touches the skin. The message is that once you start wearing your gemstone, you never want to take it off.
Likewise the use of the sun sign colors is guaranteed to put more energy into your day. Try also wearing the colors of your ascendant and moon sign.
Body Parts: Head and brain, The arterial blood.
Color: Bright Red.
Cell Salt: Potassium phosphate.
ARIES IS HOT, DRY AND INFLAMMATORY.
Aries is prone to over-stimulation and dissipation if forces. Even with only a slight cold it may produce feverish disorders and high temperature. Also subject to facial eruptions, head colds, headaches, dizziness, nosebleed, facial neuralgia.
Potassium phosphate is the cell salt of vital energy, and is strongly associated with brain nervous tissue and vitality states.
Its found in many foods – celery, lettuce, cauliflower, silverbeet, spinach, onion, mustard, radish, tomato, carrots, dates, apples and lemons are good sources.
Body Parts: The neck and thyroid, The cervical spine.
Color: Bright green, rose, rich brown.
Cell Salt: Sodium sulphate.
TAURUS IS WARM, MOIST AND TENACIOUS.
Taurus is subject to the throat ailments, especially affected in illness, and the mucous membranes there are more sensitive than in other signs. The thyroid effects Taureans warmth through its regulation of metabolism, and is prone to under-activity.
Sodium sulphate is the Taurus salt, and acts mainly as a regulator of body fluid, a tonic to the throat, and a good liver detoxifier.
Good sodium sulphate foods are spinach, silverbeet, swiss chard, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, celery, pumpkin, onion, apples and strawberries.
Body Parts: The lungs, arms and hands, The nervous system.
Color: Pale Yellow.
Gemstone: Citrine. Cell Salt:
GEMINI IS QUICK, DRY AND NERVOUS.
Gemini under affliction runs to insomnia, nervous exhaustion, bronchitis, asthma, pleurisy and tuberculosis. Change is essential to the Gemini recuperation and their best environment for healing is new surroundings, away from the cares and worries of the world. The best therapies are breathing exercises and long walks in an unhurried setting, dry climate, and adequate sleep.
Potassium chloride has a strong action as a nerve stabilizer, and aids the health of blood protein and lung mucous membrane.
Strong foods are beans, asparagus, silverbeet, carrots, cauliflower, sweet corn, celery, apricots, peaches, plums and pineapple.
Body Parts: The stomach, uterus and breasts.
Color: Silver, pale blues and greens.
Cell Salt: Calcium fluoride.
CANCER IS COOL, MOIST, ENCLOSING, NUTRITIVE AND PASSIVE.
Cancer is prone to disorders brought on by emotional states. The stomach and uterus are affected principally, giving rise to indigestion, poor secretion of gastric juices, sensations of fullness and heaviness. With the uterus the complaints run to prolapse, retroversion, and infertility. The rulership of the lymphatics can give trouble with fluid accumulation.
The cell salt calcium fluoride is strengthening to connective tissue and has much to do with cross linking and general tissue strength. It is also useful in conditions such as prolapse.
Good sources of the salt are rye bread, cabbage, pumpkin, onions, grapes, oranges and lemons, though, as in all these cases, much depends on the nature of the soil.
Body Parts: The heart, blood, and dorsal spine.
Color: Yellow, orange and gold.
Gemstone: Golden Topaz.
Cell Salt: Magnesium phosphate.
LEO IS WARM, DRY AND EXCESSIVE.
Leo is prone to lack of moderation, drawing excessively on the vital stores. Illnesses are usually due to exhaustion of vital energy, which then effects the heart, spine and spleen. Blood pressure is a good measure of Leonine health, as is the straightness and flexibility of the spine. Severe Leo complaints are heart disease, hardening of the arteries, curvature and arthritis of the spine, disorders of the red and white blood cells.
Magnesium phosphate is excellent for Leo and helps maintain the health of the heart, the spinal muscles, and in fact all muscle.
Good foods are peas, oats, all citrus fruits, plums, apples, lettuce, almonds, cucumber.
Body Parts: Small intestine, digestive enzymes.
Color: Browns, beige, autumn tones.
Cell Salt: Potassium sulphate.
VIRGO IS MOIST, FEMININE AND PASSIVE.
Virgo health has much to do with the condition of the mind: worry, anxiety, and environmental influences can slowly deplete the nervous system, leaving a ragged, irritable state. The digestion suffers also, with malabsorption, constipation, wind, diarrhea, and dyspepsia. Yoghurt and food combining often suit.
The cell salt is potassium sulphate, known as a strong purifier and a regulator of oxygen use in tissue.
Good sources are chicory, endive, cress, wheat, oats, rye, cheese and almonds.
Body Parts: Kidney, ear, Fallopian tubes.
Color: All pastels, but particularly rose and aqua.
Gemstone: Diamond, Turquoise.
Cell Salt: Sodium phosphate.
LIBRA IS POSITIVE, DRY AND BALANCED.
Libra is usually temperate in eating and drinking, and throws little strain on the kidneys and endocrine system, but can overdo it with gourmet foods and delicacies. When under stress the hormonal balance may be affected. Overindulgence in food gives kidney trouble mainly, and the skin may be affected through impure blood, and Librans should drink plenty of water. There is often a lack of muscle and nerve tone, and exhaustion will result when Libran balance is disturbed.
Sodium phosphate has much to do with body balance. Its particularly involved with the acid-alkali balance and charge balance maintained by the kidneys.
Good foods are carrots, asparagus, silverbeet, corn, rice, figs, apples, strawberries, peaches, almonds and raisins.
Body Parts: The sex organs and hormones, All orifices.
Color: Dark red.
Gemstone: Garnet. Cell Salt:
SCORPIO IS WATERY, INTENSE, MAGNETIC AND NEGATIVE.
Scorpio being a magnetic sign often tends to attract disease, and it is only by utilizing the self-cleansing, eliminative side of the sign that good health is maintained. Scorpio governs the reproductive organs, and the final channels of elimination from the body – the anus, the urethra, the colon, ears and nostrils. It has much to do generally with the elimination of toxins from the blood, and if the excretory systems break down, Scorpio is more prone to toxemia than any other sigh. Excesses of appetite and desire are a particular source of toxic trouble, and may lead to venereal disease, hernia, piles, boils, fevers, appendicitis, menstrual irregularities and discharges.
Calcium sulphate has much to do with the effective discharge of toxins.
Foods high in this salt are onions, asparagus, garlic, watercress, mustard, greens, leeks, radishes, cauliflower, figs, black cherries, prunes and gooseberries.
Body Parts: The liver and sacral spine, The thighs and haunches.
Color: Deep blue, purple.
Cell Salt: Silica.
SAGITTARIUS IS ACTIVE, OPTIMISTIC, BOLD AND DARING.
Sagittarians have a love of speed and adventure, and a great affinity with horses, with the consequence of frequent accidents – cuts, injuries, bites and kicks from animals. There is also a tendency to overindulge in the good things in life, imposing a toxic strain on the liver and pancreas. Common illnesses are sciatica, lumbago, hepatitis and diabetes. Under stress, the nervous system may be easily depleted.
Silica is important in the strength and endurance of tissue such as ligament, tendon, nails, skin and hair.
Silica is found in oats, rye, rice, figs, strawberries, prunes, parsnips, cherries and the skins of fruits and vegetables.
Body Parts: All bones, but especially the knees.
Color: Brown, black.
Gemstone: Blue sapphire, Jet.
Cell Salt: Calcium phosphate.
CAPRICORN IS COLD AND DRY, BEING CONTROVERSIAL, CAUTIOUS AND AMBITIOUS.
It is said that Capricorn grows younger with years, the health improving and the outlook brightening. Certainly hypochondria and gloom afflict the sign; morbid tendencies, despondence and discontent are often seen. Hence the illnesses are those of cold and limitation; crystallization problems such as arthritis, disorders of bone and teeth, poor circulation and constipation. The knees are often affected.
The cell salt calcium phosphate is important nutrition of bone, and helps stabilise the nervous system.
It is found in dairy products, cabbage, asparagus, lentils, beans, spinach, eggs, meat, wheat, parsley, strawberries, figs, blueberries and plums.
Body Parts: Energy circulation, The wrists and ankles.
Color: Electric blue.
Gemstone: White zircon.
Cell Salt: Sodium chloride.
AQUARIUS IS QUICK, IMPULSIVE, DRY AND NERVOUS.
Aquarius is liable to nervous and energy disorganization through worry, anxiety and nervous stress. The illnesses are often peculiar, having few tangible symptoms. The are primarily diseases of etheric flow, and are best treated by acupuncture, homeopathy, spiritual healing and energy balancing. The circulation is especially affected, varicose veins, cold hands and feet, and cramping of the calves being common disorders. Extreme affliction may lead to such conditions as excessive constriction of the arteries of the hands, epilepsy and circulatory failure.
The cell salt Sodium chloride, and Aquarius may often be addicted to salt, which can cause fluid retention and blood pressure problems. The best approach is to cut dietary salt down to no more than about a gram a day, and use the cell salt as a balancer and normalizer.
Good food sources are seafood, meat, cabbage, corn, spinach, asparagus, celery, radishes, lentils, strawberries, apples, figs, almonds and sesame seeds.
Body Parts: The feet, The immune system, Blood protein.
Color: All the colors of the sea.
Cell Salt: Iron phosphate.
PISCES IS COLD, WATERY, RECEPTIVE AND PSYCHIC.
Pisces suffers from scattered disorganized life energies and emotionally induced disorders, anxiety and apprehension being common causes. The sign is highly suggestible and the illnesses are often produced by psychic states, as often the aura can be strongly affected. There is liability to drug taking and self-indulgence. The movement of fluids in the body under the special rulership of Pisces, and disorders of oedema and fluid retention are common – especially in the feet. There is a notable tendency for the sign to look either dried out or soggy, although Pisces should always drink plenty of water. There is a liability to hormone imbalances.
The cell salt is iron phosphate, having much to do with the blood protein and resistance to infection.
Good food sources are spinach, lettuce, parsley, liver, beef, strawberries, radishes, cucumbers, almonds and raisins.
The following explains a lot about medical astrology but goes into greater detail about cell salts on page 320.
“There are twelve inorganic mineral cell-salts in the human body, and these minerals (stones in the temple) correspond in vibration to the twelve signs of the Zodiac. During the nine months of gestation the embryo receives and appropriates the creative energies of nine of these salts, leaving three to be supplied after the parting of the umbilical cord.”
“Man has been deficient in understanding because his brain receiver did not vibrate to certain subtle influences. The dynamic cells in the gray matter of the nerves were not finely attuned and did not respond hence sin, or falling short of understanding. From the teachings of the Chemistry of Life we find that the basis of the brain or nerve fluid is a certain mineral salt known as potassium phosphate, or Kali Phos.”
“A deficiency in this brain constituent means “sin,” or a falling short of judgment or proper comprehension. With the advent of the Aries Lord, God, or planet, cell salts are rapidly coming to the fore as the basis of all healing. Kali phosphate is the greatest healing agent known to man, because it is the chemical base of material expression and understanding.”
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