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Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Zodiac Man

The Zodiac Man

One of the main tools in the almanac calendar, or any farmer's almanac for that matter, is the use of the Zodiac signs.  For centuries people have interpreted the influence that the sun and moon have while they are in specific zodiacal signs on their everyday lives. The Zodiac Man helps us to determine that influence. 

There are 12 Zodiac signs and they received their name in ancient times from the constallation in that portion of the Heavens.  Each sign is supposed to "rule" a certain part of the body.  The signs and the body parts they "rule":

Ram-Aries- rules the head and face....includes sinus, teeth, eyesight, etc.

Twins-Gemini- rules the arms, hands, and shoulders....also governs the lungs and nervous system.

Lion-Leo- rules the heart....also governs spine and middle back.

Balance-Libra- rules the reins...what are reins? according to the almanac.. reins are the vasomotor system, which is the dilating and constricting of the blood vessels.  It also governs the lumbar region of the back, the adrenals, kidneys and the skin.

Archer-Sagittarius- rules the thighs and hips....includes the sciatic nerve.

Waterman-Aquarius- rules the lower legs... also governs the cirulation of the blood and valves of the heart.

Bull -Taurus- rules the neck...includes the thyroid, tonsils and throat. Also governs the gums of the mouth and the middle ear.

Crab-Cancer- rules the chest area.... includes the uterus and mucus membranes.

Virgin-Virgo- rules the bowels.

Scorpion-Scorpio- rules the loins or secrets... includes the colon, rectum, urinary system, vagina, testes, and prostate gland.

Goat-Capricorn- rules the knees...governs the knees (all joints).

Fishes-Pisces- rules the feet... it also governs the lymphatic system and spleen.

So what does all this mean?  The almanac calendar will tell you the sign for each day.  Here is the almanac calendar for next week:

On 7/10/11 the sign is Scorpion (the secrets or loins) and then it starts to slowly drop to the Waterman (lower legs) by the end of the week.  The rule of thumb is that you want to take particularly good care of the body parts that are "in" sign for the day.  On 7/15 the sign is in the legs so you would want to make sure that you did not do anything to disturb that area.  If you are scheduled to have surgery on your knee or ankle it would not be a good time according to the signs.  You want the sign to be in the opposite end of the body from where you are having surgery.

So that is the run down on the Zodiac Man signs.  We will try to tackle the moon phases in an upcoming blog.  Until then here is an overview of what the almanac says for this upcoming week.

10 & 11  Very good time to plant for fall crops like cabbage, lettuce, greens, etc.  Good fishing days.
12 & 13  Not a good day to plant.  Seeds will do poorly.  Good fishing days.
14          Ok to plant for fall above ground plants.  Good fishing.
15 & 16  Good for planting fall below ground plants.   Good fishing days.


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