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.