If you’re a fan of astrology, you probably read your horoscope all the time. I’ve always been a fan; I can remember countless teenage years flipping through the pages of magazines for it to tell me my crush didn’t like me back. Womp.
While horoscopes can be both exciting or disappointing, it’s pretty cool that something like a star sign symbolic of when you were born is able to tell you so much about yourself.
Besides the future and personality traits, did you know your zodiac sign can also tell you a lot about your health? Read on to find out what your zodiac sign says about the well-being of your body and mind.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
If you’re an Aquarian, you might notice you tend to overthink pretty much everything—and overthinking is conducive to more stress and anxiety. That’s not the only “over” thing they do—they also tend to over-exercise, because they feel as though they have to be constantly engaged in something (probably why they’re always overthinking!)—and that can lead to injury. Tip: Don’t be afraid of taking an active rest day, Aquarians!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Unlike Aquarians, people who fall under the Pisces sign are able to go with the flow. Because they’re able to relax, they tend to have strong immune systems, and thus get sick less often than others.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
If you’re an Aries and are constantly complaining of upper back, shoulder, and chest pain, it could just be your zodiac sign. People who fall under this sign are prone to more pain in these areas than other. Hopefully you can schedule a massage soon!
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Taurus tend to experience all sorts of wacky sicknesses more than others—things like throat and ear infections, thyroid conditions, tonsillitis, etc. Additionally, Taurus tend to have trouble adjusting to new environments, which is why they might experience more allergic reactions, especially when traveling somewhere they’re not used to.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Are you a Gemini and always seem to have a stomach issue? You’re not imagining it. Geminis tend to think a lot, kind of like Aquarians—and because of that, their stomachs can act up. That might be why they’re also prone to catching the flu, as well as other sicknesses like the common cold or tendonitis. Be sure to add some probiotics to your diet stat, which can help with yucky gut issues.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You might know that Cancers can be extremely sensitive—so much so that it can cause them to become anxious and even depressed more easily. It’s really hard for them to let go sometimes—and that can cause all sorts of stomach issues such as indigestion, acid reflux, nausea and more.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
The Leo is super creative with an always-racing mind trying to start their next project. No wonder they tend to experience sleep problems like insomnia and lying awake at night. A creative needs his sleep though, so be sure you’re doing everything you can to get in to a good sleep routine if this sounds like you!
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
We all doubt ourselves sometimes, but Virgos struggle with this the most. Often times, they might have low confidence in themselves. On the health front, this can lead to depression and even emotional eating. This also might be why they might experience gut issues like constipation.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Libras may be more prone than other signs to have problems regarding their kidney and bladder—but the good news is that they also tend to have great skin. Acne and wrinkles are totally rare for this sign—lucky them!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Because Scorpios tend to be good at managing their workflow, that means they might let their own self-care slip by the wayside, making them more likely to catch a cold, the flu, or other icky sickness.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Health problems are mostly internal for the Sagittarius—things like their nerves, hips, liver, and eyesight can all be affected. They also might tend to feel more restless than others because they always seem to have somewhere to be. Be sure to check daily checkups at your doctor if you fall under this sign!
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
One of the most ambitious and determined personality types, the Capricorn tends to have perfectionist tendencies. They might obsesses over things like diet and exercise, causing stress and over or under eating.
Isn’t it cool how our zodiac sign can tell so much about us? Which sign are you—and does your health prediction match?