Aromatherapy and Astrology
In the 17th century Nicholas Culpeper an herbalist, physician and astrologer wrote several books that combined herbal medicine with astrology.
Astrology is the study of the planets and by studying them we can get information that can be used as a guidance to choose the right essential oil depending of the planetary influences.
There are so many kinds of essential oils in the market which can be hard to choose from. Some people choose the essential oil according to their own health necessities. Other people follow their intuition and choose a pleasant smell that resonates with them. However, it can still be a difficult task to choose the right essential oil. Here is a list of the 12 zodiac signs and their description of the essential oils to help you find the best essential oil for you.
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Aries is the first sign in astrology and it is ruled by Mars and its element is Fire. Aries are intense, adventurous, direct, and explosive, also is the warrior of the zodiac.
The essential oil that resonates with Aries is black pepper, basil, frankincense, lemon and rosemary. Because in medical astrology Aries govern the head and brain, therefore they tend to suffer from headaches and migraines. The essential oils that will help are peppermint and lavender.
Taurus (April 21 – May 21)
Taurus is the second sign in astrology and it is ruled by Venus and its element is Earth. Taurus is reliable, determined, stubborn and obstinate.
In medical astrology Venus rules the neck, throat and thyroid. Therefore, taureans are prone to sore throat, problems with thyroid and stiff neck and shoulder. The essential oil that will help relieving sore muscles are juniper, eucalyptus and lemon. Rose also can help to balance emotions.
Gemini (May 22 – June 22)
Gemini is the third sign in astrology and it is ruled by Mercury and its element is Air. Gemini is the communicator of the zodiac, loves to talk, have a very quick mind, it is the duality like the yin yang.
In medical astrology Gemini needs to take care of their shoulders, lungs, arms and hands because this sign is prone to respiratory illness and strains in shoulder and hands. Lavender, thyme, will help to promote calming and soothing muscle tension. Eucalyptus and peppermint will help with respiratory illness.
Cancer (June 23 – July 23)
Cancer is the fourth sign in astrology and it is ruled by the Moon and its element is Water. Cancer is very sensitive, emotional, caring, nurturing and intuitive.
In medical astrology Cancer are linked to the breast and stomach. This can lead to stomach disorder as ulcers, heartburn and water retention; the essential oils that will help are fennel and chamomile. Also, lavender will help to promote calm.
Leo (July 24 – August 23)
Leo is the fifth sign in astrology and it is ruled by the Sun and its element is Fire. Leo is dominant, is the leader of the zodiac, can be arrogant and selfish, very creative, magnetic, and enthusiastic.
In medical astrology the heart, back and spine are linked to this sign. Leo will need to take care of their heart and back, the essential oils that will help are myrrh, and helichrysum will help for calming and support difficult emotions. Rose will help for the heart.
Virgo (August 24 – September 24)
Virgo is the sixth sign in astrology and it is ruled by Mercury and its element is Earth. Virgo is very practical, they love to be neat and organized, are very into details, always looking for perfection.
In medical astrology rules the sinuses, respiratory system, and digestive system. Allergies, respiratory issues, digestive problem are common problems for this sign. Ylang – Ylang will help for relaxation. Melissa can help for intestinal issues, and calming the mind. Also you can combine thyme and lavender will improve the immune system and will help for calming.
Libra (September 24 – October 23)
Libra is the seventh sign in astrology and it is ruled by Venus and its element is Air. Libra is the balance of the zodiac, always looking for justice, diplomatic, sociable, sometimes can be lazy and indecisive.
In medical astrology Libra governs the lower back, kidney and ovaries. Lower back pain, kidney infections or stones are more common for this sign. Geranium, black pepper and melissa will help calming the mind. Basil will help for relax any tension in the lower back.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
Scorpio is the eight sign in astrology and it is ruled by Mars and Pluto and its element is Water. Scorpios are very passionate, sensual and mysterious. Also can be hard for Scorpios to forgive and they can be possessive and controlling.
In medical astrology Scorpio governs the reproductive system. Patchouli, jasmin will nurture their sensual side. Sandalwood, lavender can help to calm the mind and can help soothe their unforgiving nature. Rose, melissa, fennel can also help for the reproductive system, especially for premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)
Sagittarius is the nine sign in astrology and it is ruled by Jupiter and its element is Fire. Sagittarians are fun, loves to go for adventures and travelling, they tend to be optimistic, and enthusiastic. They can be impatient, outgoing, and impulsive.
In medical astrology Sagittarius governs the liver, tights and hips. Common problems can be pain in hips and tights, also Sagittarians tend to get stress and tension leading to addiction as alcohol or gambling. Tea tree, eucalyptus, geranium, and rosemary will help to balance the energy of that free spirit. Lavender, frankincense, and chamomile will help with the stress and tension. Basil, juniper will help for the addiction side.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Capricorn is the ten sign in astrology and it is ruled by Saturn and its element is Earth. Capricorns are practical, ambitious, they have a desire for success, can be bossy and possessive.
In medical astrology Capricorn governs bones, joints, knees, teeth and skin. For Capricorns broken bones, tenderness in the joints, and skin problems can be a problem. Eucalyptus, tea tree, lemon, juniper can help to reduce pain and tenderness in the joints. Chamomile, patchouli and sandalwood can help to calm the mind. Also basil, melissa and peppermint can help to reduce stress.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)
Aquarius is the eleven sign in astrology and it is ruled by Uranus and its element is Air. Aquarian tends to be idealistic, liberal, creative, original, also can be rebellious, stubborn and unpredictable.
In medical astrology Aquarius is govern by the circulatory system, shins and ankles. Aquarian can have some circulatory problems as varicose veins and be prone to lower leg and ankle cramps. Some essential oils that can help are lemon, peppermint, rose and chamomile. Also ginger, eucalyptus, geranium, basil, rosemary are good for circulation problems.
Pisces (February 20 – March 20)
Pisces is the twelve sign in astrology and it is ruled by Neptune and its element is Water. Pisces are very intuitive, often spiritual with psychic abilities. They can tend to day dreaming; can be lazy and impractical and very sensitive, also can be prone to depression.
In medical astrology Pisces governs the feet, lymphatics and liver. The essential oils that will help for grounding the mind are black pepper, rosemary, cedarwood, peppermint and basil. Lavender, rose, sandalwood, patchouli, frankincense and ylang ylang can help for depression and nurturing the sensitive inner-self.
Every essential oil has a different function and some of them can be combined together to have better results. You can also resonate with a different essential oil that not necessarily has to be linked with your zodiac sign, in astrology your sun sign is just a small portion of who you really are. The moon and your rising sign have a very strong impact in your natal astrological chart as well. For example someone can be a Leo but have the moon in Virgo; I will highly recommend to also read about Virgo’s essential oils. I hope this list help you to choose the right essential oil.
Be done in a harmonious way!