Wondering if you’ll have any health scares this year? While it’s best to go for a full-body check-up every year, it doesn’t hurt to also consult the stars to see what you should be careful about to be in good health. Scroll through the gallery to read your health forecast, based on your horoscopes.
Aries – March 21 to April 19
Aries is one of the luckier signs this year. Brimming with potential, you start off this year in good health that is likely to continue. However, the fire should not be kept burning at full force for the rest of the year. Every so often, you need to step back and refuel. This year promises to be busy, so ensure you schedule plenty of breaks and vacation days. Any activity that helps you to destress or take a breather from your work life is encouraged. Take precautions if you do have to work for long periods of time. Remember though, no amount of medicine is a substitute for proper rest and relaxation.
Taurus – April 20 to May 20
Earth signs continue to prosper this year. With good health and positive energy, the Taurus is ready to take on this year with zeal. Some may even dub you a ‘health nut’ this year, but is it really a bad title? Despite your fresh new attitude, you may be sorely tempted by the allure of junk food or a desire to laze about. Learn to hold yourself back from these temptations. Remember that a little reward is fine every now and then, but you’ll need to work extra hard if you want to reward yourself all that often.
Gemini – May 21 to June 21
Like many other signs, Geminis find comfort in the people around them. Being able to express yourself creatively with others can vastly improve your mental health. There may be several periods where your health may take a dive. Take extra precaution especially when Mercury retrogrades, in March, July and November. Aside from these small obstacles, you should be relatively healthy. Your biggest thing to watch out for is stress and exhaustion. Learn to conserve your energy. Remember, pool your resources and don’t stretch yourself out too thinly. Work smarter, not harder. Your emotional and mental health will thank you.
Cancer – June 22 to July 22
Cancers should be a bit careful with their health this year. Especially during the spring time, you may be more sensitive to dust or pollen in the air. Your skin and respiratory system may be more sensitive this year as well. These issues may be irritating, but they are ultimately minor. It is important not to let them drag you down. When you feel negative, it will pull down your overall health. Regular doctor check-ups can help alleviate your mind and assuage your worries. Do not ignore your health, but do not let it overtake your mind completely. Finding a balance is crucial to your health, both physically and emotionally.
Leo – July 23 to Aug 22
The lion’s health is set to continue steadily on the incline this year. Leos’ bright and optimistic attitude are two factors that help them stay as one of the healthiest signs this year. Many Leos may seek to test their limits or push their endurance level by taking up new sports or hobbies. You should be careful to ensure you have enough sleep and energy before pursing these activities though. Stress will be your biggest enemy this year. It may tempt you to stray from your health plan. So ensure you have enough breaks and do not make any hasty decisions while under tension. When you are refreshed, you will do better.
Virgo – Aug 23 to Sept 22
Virgos have always loved being in control of their health. For the most part, your physical health is stable and strong this year. However, your greatest enemy may be your own mind. You may over-stress yourself thinking too much about certain things or stress out over nonexistent issues. You need to learn to put down the imaginary burden you create for yourself. Having that self-awareness is something you shouldn’t let go off, but it is also something you shouldn’t allow to overtake your life. Be cautious in social settings this year, stress may lead you to try and bury your worries in sweets or alcohol. Ensure you are always in a comfortable mindset when going out.
Libra – Sept 23 to Oct 22
The carefree Libra must learn to watch their step this month. Normally optimistic and always up for a challenge, you may find that resolve tested this year by conflicts and other obstacles. Sometimes, it may even be the lack of drama or challenge that frustrates you. Energy may be scattered restlessly. Therefore, it is important that you find outlets to focus your energy and express your creative spirit. Eventually, you will find that having these activities in your life will help you vent out negative stress and energy that can affect your physical health. Remember that your energy is yours alone and you must be the one to use it and refresh it.
Scorpio – Oct 23 to Nov 21
Scorpios can look forward to a relatively stable period of health. You may experience a few illnesses or allergies here and there. Aside from that, you will have the energy to accomplish what you set out to accomplish. Health may take a backseat to the other things in your life, so it is good that it will not interfere too much. However, you may still be prone to chest infections or colds that surround the lungs. Always keep warm and pay at least some mind to your health. Find outlets to express yourself creatively. The better you keep up your mental health, the better your physical health will be.
Sagittarius – Nov 22 to Dec 21
This year promises to be busy, so health isn’t one of the things you may want to focus on. However, it is important for you to acknowledge it as it may present a few obstacles this year. You must take care to watch over your diet and muscles. Your digestive system is particularly sensitive this year and you may be at risk of over-straining yourself due to all the work you have on your plate. Always remember to warm up before exercise and restrain yourself from indulging in the odd sweet or junk food. Look to substitute treats with healthy fruits or vegetables.
Capricorn – Dec 22 to Jan 19
The ever-hardworking Capricorn is stubborn when it comes to giving up work time to relax and just breathe. While your determination and perseverance are stronger than ever, you shouldn’t force yourself to constantly work. Taking appropriate breaks and even vacations is vital for your health. Taking a break doesn’t mean being unproductive. It just means stepping away from work and doing something you enjoy without any deadline or peer pressure. Your health will continue to remain stable as long as you learn to maintain this balance. Setting alarms to remind you of breaks can help. Ensure that you don’t overindulge in sweets or junk food during these breaks though.
Aquarius – Jan 20 to Feb 18
Older injuries or illnesses may come back to haunt you briefly this year. Luckily, the rest of your health is set to be strong and stable this year. You are blessed with both strong mental and physical health. However, this is due to all of the healthy habits and practices you have adopted in previous years. You should keep up this momentum. Do not allow yourself to slip back into bad habits. Instead, look to push your limits and reach an entirely new level of good health. Set new goals to replace the ones you’ve already achieved. Make sure you always have something to work towards.
Pisces – Feb 19 to March 20
Remember to keep to the usual rules of healthy living. Avoid junk food and smoking, and always put on sunscreen when you go out in hot weather. Many a Pisces may feel that they’ve been straying from their spiritual sides recently. Luckily, this is a good time to reconnect with your spiritual and emotional side. Take on activities that allow you to go out to nature and let go of your worries or problems for a while. The later half of the year promises even better health as long as you follow these precautions in the first half. Go on and enjoy yourself.