Since ancient times, herbal traditions around the world looked to the cosmos for guidance. Sages, shamans, and medicine people combined their astrological knowledge with the power of plants, using both to guide healing protocols and support different physical and mental constitutions.
Medical astrology is rooted in the understanding of how plants correspond to different biological systems, tissues, organs, and even psychological workings. And astro-herbalism is the science of how planetary archetypes correspond with plants to give us more insight into their energies and benefits.
Your sun sign can teach you a lot about how you naturally show up in life, your purpose, and some of your strongest personality traits. It illuminates your path forward and shows the world what you’re made of.
As one of the strongest influences on your astrological chart, your sun sign is also a great place to refer to when you’re planning your wellness journey.
Every sign holds different meanings and energies, from the emotional (yet strong-minded) Cancer energy to the adventurous and philosophical Sagitarrius. So, it goes without saying that every sign can inform a wildly different herb or superfood to help you grow toward your health goals.
So, which plants, herbs, and superfoods are best for your zodiac sign? Read on for recommendations for every sign so that you can connect more deeply with your body and the cosmos.
March 21 - April 19
Aries is the first sign in the zodiac, starting the astrological year out with a fiery bang. Aries is ruled by the planet Mars and the element of fire, which represents how you pave your way through life, so plants associated with Aries are often thorny, prickly, or spicey in flavor. This year, you're ready to step into self-confidence and achieve your dreams —but only if those dreams are authentically you. So as you focus on success, recognition, and rewards, turn to Nettle Leaf —a nutrient-dense and versatile herb that can help support your system while you're planning your 2022 goals.
You can find nettle in stress-relieving tea or add it to soups, pesto, and even popcorn! Or, because Aries rules the head, eyes, and face, this potent Collagen Booster Elixir with stinging nettle and calendula is the perfect tonic for your sign and your skin.
April 20-May 20
Our first earth-ruled sign of the zodiac is overseen by Venus, the planet of love and all things sensual, so you're likely familiar with all of the pleasures the physical world has to offer.
Herbs representing Taurus tend to boast beautiful flowers and delicious, potent fragrances. They're often soothing to the throat and sinuses or good for stagnant digestion.
This year opens your horizons, Taurus, showing you a clear path toward your highest potential. Just make sure you don’t get stuck in the mud of your thoughts. Try a gentle liver cleanse with potent Dandelion Root to keep up the momentum and avoid feeling stuck in too much heavy earth energy. Or healing bitters before heavy meals.
May 21-June 20
Ruled by the chatty and mischievous planet Mercury, Gemini is represented by the element of air. You may spend a lot of time in thought or with your "head in the clouds," making you thoughtful and intellectual but sometimes prone to worry. Gemini rules the lungs, shoulders, arms, and hands, so the herbs associated with this sign often help strengthen the lungs or respiratory system or help balance the nervous system.
Doors are opening for you this year, Gemini. So, it's time to refine your list of dreams and goals and remember to stay connected to them —no matter what anyone else thinks. Add Lion’s Mane to your morning matcha for a mind-expanding tonic that keeps you grounded, focused, and energized. Or, use a mixture of brain-supporting herbs to banish brain fog and maintain that impressive intellect of yours.
June 21-July 22
Watery Cancers are led by their intuitive power and emotions, represented by their ruling "planet," the moon. This often makes you more psychically sensitive to the feelings and reactions of others and can make you want to retreat into your shell.
Cancerian herbs often have moon-shaped leaves, contain a lot of moisture, or are found near bodies of water. And since Cancer rules the stomach, breasts, diaphragm, and liver —herbs that support digestion, hormone balance, and subconscious work are perfect for you as you navigate your goals and dreams this year.
In 2022, love is leading the way for you, Cancer, whether in relationships, career, or geographical location. The key is to stay connected to your intuition and trust it to lead the way. Move slowly, with daily Lemon Balm and Verbena teas before meditation, or a Blue Lotus tonic to tap even more deeply into your subconscious desires. Or, try your hand at lucid dreaming with this tea mixed with this potent elixir for a deep lunar experience.
July 23-August 22
Brilliant Leo is ruled by the Sun and the transformative power of fire! You're known for your outgoing nature, but you're really ruled by your hearts, often leading with compassion, passion, drive, and natural leadership.
Leo's herbs boast bold flowers, usually gold, yellow, and orange, or have heart-shaped leaves that radiate toward the Sun. Any plants that boost heart health, regulate blood pressure or uplift the spirit are connected to Leo's energy.
And this is the year to let your heart lead the way, Leo. The "go big or go home" energy is here for you in 2022, asking you to follow your destiny while also setting significant actions in motion. And no other Leo-led plant is more appropriate for your journey than the brilliant Rose. This exquisite, aromatic plant helps connect the mind, body, and spirit, opens the heart, and uplifts the senses. Other Leo-specific herbs include calming camomile, Schisandra berries, or magic solar mixes like Golden Milk.
August 23-September 22
Virgos are known as hard-working and practical but aren't often celebrated for their creativity and fierce dedication to forging their own paths. Ruled by intellectual and communicative Mercury, you have the unique ability to tap into your mind while staying deeply connected in earth energy.
But being so "plugged in" can lead to overworking and over-excitement. Virgo plants are here to support you, usually signified by their thin, finely divided leaves and small flowers and their balancing medicinal properties.
This year is here to offer you growth in the areas of love, ambition, and success. And while the first couple of months of 2022 may seem a little slow or chaotic for some, they're a launchpad into one of the best years for love and success you've ever experienced.
Support this exciting journey with calming, balancing St. John's Wort and Valerian, or some Licorice Root tea to support your nervous system and digestion.
September 23-October 22
Libra, ruled by air and Venus, the planet of love and beauty, craves harmony and balance. Motivated by connection, relationships, and creating beauty in the world, you're easy to get along with, compassionate, and ready to lend a helping hand.
Libra plants are feminine, gentle, relaxing, and balancing by nature. As Libra rules the kidneys and the adrenals, many of her corresponding herbs support the body's natural stress response, offering both energy and calm when you need them.
This year, Jupiter, the planet of expansion, luck, and opportunity is in your house of partnerships, bringing romance and lasting love to the forefront. Support your love journey with beauty tonics and herbs like Camu Camu, He Shou, Rose, and Schisandra.
October 23-November 21
Scorpio, ruled by Mars and Pluto, governs death and rebirth, sex, aggression, and the subconscious. Scorpio's plants are often found in remote places, underground, or grow under extreme adversity (like cacti). Some will have thorns or come in red and orange hues.
Bold, passionate, and sometimes secretive Scorpio rules the reproductive system and the bowels, making herbs like Aloe, Elephantella, and Indian Warrior (also ruled by Saturn) perfect for pain or hormonal support.
People are used to your more reserved, mysterious ways, but 2022 is asking you to boldly step out of the shadows as you hone the way you communicate and interact with others. It's time to own exactly who you are, unapologetically, as you ascend to the next level, completely empowered.
Activate your sense of self and show the world what you're made of with mystical potions for regeneration and deepening.
November 22-December 21
Ruled by optimistic and expansive Jupiter, Sagittarius is led by the light of its own creative and intellectual fire. This can make you impulsive, adventurous, and constantly searching for the truth. As a result, herbs for Sagittarius often boast large leaves or flowers, support the liver, and support a positive, more spacious outlook.
This year asks you to aim high but hold your fire until you're sure of what you want. This isn't the year for mindless shopping or swiping. Instead, strengthen your intention only by going for the things and people that light up your soul like a Christmas tree.
December 22 - January 19
Ruled by structured, disciplined, and wise Saturn, Capricorns are known for their work ethic and deep, intuitive intellect. As an earth-ruled sign, Capricorn's plants may have fewer flowers and slow growth patterns. Roots or woody plants may also be indicative of Capricorn's energy.
The sign rules the joints, bones, and teeth, so plants high in essential minerals (especially calcium) offer great support year-round. And nutrient support isn't a bad idea this year as you overhaul your approach to love, relationships, friendships, and what you love doing.
January 20-February 18
Aquarius, you're used to standing out in a crowd, whether it's with your forward-thinking ideas, your fashion sense, or your other-worldly talents. But this year, get ready to stand center-stage.
An ever-shifting air sign ruled by Saturn and Uranus, Aquarian plants often grow in unusual places and vary widely in appearance. But the best herbs will encourage healthy circulation, relax the nervous system, and open the mind.
You're setting things in motion this year, Aquarius. Just be prepared to see it through in the only way you know how —by breaking all the rules and writing new ones.
February 19-March 20
The last sign of the zodiac, Pisces, is ruled by dreamy Neptune and expansive Jupiter. Known as one of the most psychic signs, you naturally tap into other realms and expanded states of awareness, whether you like it or not.
Piscean herbs share the sign's watery nature, often found next to lakes, rivers, and oceans. And as Pisces governs the hands, feet, and the lymphatic system, herbs that support immunity and natural detoxification are perfect for sensitive Pisces that may unintentionally absorb the energy around them.
Just like the water that rules your chart, Pisces, you're meant to flow through 2022, casting spells and stepping into any character that suits you along the way. Let your imagination reign and surrender to the opportunities that arise.
A Year of Flow and Opportunity
After the last two years, we're all ready for some intuitive guidance to lead us toward ease and joy. Using your astrological blueprint to find the herbs, mushrooms, and other superfoods that support your energy throughout 2022 can be a game-changer.
Try using your sign's herbs daily in tonics, teas, or smoothies, or try meditating with one of your signs' herbal tonics to see what visions come to you. Happy 2022!
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Mallory is the founder of The Four Corners Studio, where you can learn about raising your power and tap into your own gifts through witchcraft. Within her 1:1 work, she blends reiki, divination readings, and coaching to make the biggest impact for her clients.
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