Part of Body Ruled by Virgo
The sign of Virgo rules the nervous system and the intestines. The intestines assimilate food into the body. By the same token, Virgoans assimilate knowledge and turn it into practical use. They have delicate and finely tuned nervous systems, which makes them intuitive and discriminating.
Virgo’s ruling planet Mercury has dominion over the brain and the nervous system. It also controls the links between the mind and the functions of the body. This intensifies Virgo’s proclivity for turning mental tension and upsets into illness of the body.
Health Issues for Virgo
As with Cancer, nervous tension, anxiety and emotional stress are Virgo’s worst enemies. People of this sign can literally worry themselves sick. When things go wrong, they have a tendency to turn the trouble in onto themselves, and the problem is instantly reflected in a physical ailment, usually intestinal.
Virgoans have fussy digestive systems, and suffer from indigestion, gas pains, ulcers, liver upsets, colitis and bowel problems. In addition, they are often troubled by skin eruptions, again due to nerves. Virgoans worry about their health; they tend to be hypochondriacs.
Diet and Health Tips for Virgo
Virgoans must take extra care of their sensitive digestive systems. A proper dietis essential to good health and to keeping up energy. In addition, food should not be highly seasoned, spicy, laden with sauces or gravies, or fried.
Virgo’s cell salt is potassium sulphate, which regulates oil in the body, carries oxygen to cells and is essential to muscle contraction. Lack of potassium sulphate in the diet causes dandruff, hair loss, eczema, acne and dry, flaky skin and hair, extreme fatigue and constipation. Foods high in this mineral that Virgoans need are green leafy vegetables, whole wheat and whole-grain breads, wheat germ oil, oats, almonds, cheese, oranges, bananas and lemons. Melons, apples, pears and papaya are particularly good for Virgoans. Honey should be used as a sweetener instead of sugar. Virgoans do not tolerate drugs well, and medicine should be taken only under a doctor’s supervision.
Sunshine (in moderate amounts), mild exercise and periods of relaxation are important for Virgo. Practising yoga and meditating may give them mental peace.
Amorous Zones of Virgo
Virgo is very attracted to cleanliness. For Virgoans, the entire stomach area is responsive to gentle touching and stroking.