Cell Salts and the Zodiac
The 12 Cell Salts and their Corresponding Astrological Sign
Astrology has long been considered an important part of medicine. From the early Greek physician Hippocrates, who regarded astrology an essential piece of a physician’s knowledge, till today, it is common practice in diverse cultures to consult the stars when choosing the best time for a medical procedure or making other critical health decision. The 12 zodiac signs offer a method adopted by many to identify which one or which group of the praised cell salts is especially important for a specific individual’s mineral balance and overall well-being. Find out which salt or salts are essential to your health!
As Dr. Schuessler’s Cell Salts Therapy gained popularity in the early 20th century, practitioners noticed a connection between the birth month, the ailments most commonly suffered by their patients, and the cell salts. Most of the modern understanding of the use of cell salts with astrology is based on the work of American physician Dr. George W. Carey (1845-1924), known for being the first to declare that the human body is a “chemical formula in operation”, and his partner and astrologer Inez Eudora Perry. Together they studied, published, and beautifully illustrated the relationship between the 12 tissue salts and the 12 astrological signs.
The Cell Salts and the Sun Signs
A good way to start to improve your body’s mineral balance is by taking the cell salt associated with your sun sign. The sun sign is the astrological sign most people are familiar with and helps you easily identify your so-called birth salt. It is believed to be needed and used most by the body.
Following is a description of the cell salts associated with each major sun sign, along with the health conditions and parts of the body they focus on.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19) — Calcarea Phosphoricum
Capricorn is the ruler of the skeletal structure, including bones, joints, knees, and teeth. The idea of the framework of the body fits well with Capricorn's nature which is dependable, serious, but also rigid and inflexible at times. They resist change and can be stubborn, unforgiving and hard on themselves and others. Calcarea Phosphorica (Cell Salt #2) is Capricorn's birth salt, and it is appropriately also the cell salt for bone strength, calcium absorption, and injury recovery.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18) — Natrum Muriaticum
Aquarius is the water-bearer, and its matching cell salt is Natrum Muriaticum (Cell Salt #9). Nat Mur regulates water in the body’s cells and tissues; whenever there is an imbalance of moisture in the body, for example a runny nose or dry eyes, there is a deficiency of Nat Mur. Aquarians are forward-looking, open-minded intellectuals who love nothing more than a free-flowing conversation or debate. Other body areas governed by Aquarius are the circulatory system, lower legs, ankles, and also the wrists.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) — Ferrum Phosphoricum
Pisces are artistic, altruistic, and sensitive. They like to help others and tend to martyr-like sacrifices for those they love. Pisces rules the immune system and the feet. Their birth salt is Ferrum Phosphoricum (Cell Salt #4) which carries oxygen to every cell in the body and helps speed recovery from any health condition. It is the remedy for the early stages of a fever, inflammation, and colds and supports the action of all other cell salts.
Aries (March 21-April 19) - Kali Phosphoricum
Aries governs the brain, head, face, eyes, ears, and muscles. Aries individuals are often natural, headstrong leaders with lots of ambition and drive. They have a tendency towards mental overwork which makes Kali Phosphoricum (Cell Salt #6) a perfect match for Aries. Also known as Potassium Phosphate, Kali Phos nurtures the nerves and brain. It is used for the negative physical and emotional side effects of stress and exhaustion: headaches, sleeplessness, irritability, and poor memory.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Natrum Sulphuricum
Taureans are dependable, hard-working individuals who enjoy the pleasures of life and are said to love music. It isn’t surprising that Taurus rules the throat, neck, larynx, tongue, thyroid, and cervical spine. Natrum Sulphuricum (Cell Salt #11) is the corresponding cell salt. It is a remedy for the flu and key to a healthy digestive system as it supports bile production, the functioning of the liver, and the removal of waste fluids — all very important for indulging Taureans.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Kali Muriaticum
Gemini are active people who love to communicate. Always on the move from one thing to the next, they tend to anxiety and worries. Gemini rules the nervous system, hands, arms, shoulders, lungs, and ribs. Kali Muriaticum (Cell Salt #5) is Gemini’s birth salt. Kali Mur occurs in almost all cells in our body and is responsible for the majority of body functions to run more smoothly. It acts as a nerve tonic and relieves respiratory infections such as colds, coughs, sore throats, sinusitis, and bronchitis.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Calcarea Fluorica
Cancers are hypersensitive souls who nurture and mother others. They seek security and stability. This tenderness can cause them to be moody, “crabby", or with a hard exterior, like a crab. Cancer governs the chest, alimentary canal, stomach, womb, and pancreas. It’s matching cell salt is Calcarea Fluorica (Cell Salt #1) which encourages elasticity and toning of the cells and strengthens all tissues, including bones, muscles, teeth, and veins. It is given during pregnancy to avoid stretch marks. Calc Fluor also combats fatigue and supports periods of growth and aging.
Leo (July 23-August 22) — Magnesia Phosphorica
Leos exhibit passionate energy and attract attention. They bask in love and appreciation which can lead to egotism and self-centeredness. They have generally good health, but health problems generally arise when Leos feel neglected. Leo rules the heart, upper back, blood, and spleen. Its cell salt is Magnesium Phosphate (Cell Salt #8). Mag Phos targets the involuntary muscles which is very fitting as the heart is the hardest working involuntary muscles in our body. Mag Phos treats sharp, nerve-related pain, cramps and spasms, headache, earache, and sciatica.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) — Kali Sulphuricum
Virgos are detail-oriented problem solvers with a good work ethic and a practical view of life, but their high standards can lead to perfectionism and illnesses from workaholic habits. Virgo governs the sympathetic nervous system, colon, small intestine, and other organs of the lower digestive system. Its cell salt is Kali Sulphuricum (Cell Salt #7) which distributes oil in the body, supplies oxygen to the cells, and supports important digestive processes, such as fermentation and enzyme production. A Kali Sulph deficiency can cause skin issues (acne, eczema, dry skin, dandruff), fungal or yeast infections, sinus congestion, and upset stomach.
Libra (September 23-October 22) — Natrum Phosphoricum
Libra personalities value balance and fairness. They are very social, work well in teams, and abstain from taking sides. Libra rules the kidneys, lower back, and adrenal glands. Libra’s cell salt is the pH balancer Natrum Phosphoricum (Cell Salt #10). Nat Phos is used for digestive issues, heartburn, gout, lumbago, and rheumatism as it balances acidic conditions of the cells and blood.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) — Calcarea Sulphurica
Scorpios are curious, intuitive, and bold.They experience intense emotions which can make them spiteful when they feel betrayed by those close to them. Scorpio governs the reproductive, urinary, and excretory organs. Its cell salt is Calcarea Sulphuricum (Cell Salt #3) which is an important cleanser and blood purifier helping the body dispose of stored waste, resetting core body functions, and revitalizing the reproductive system. Calc Sulph works to eliminate infections and suppurations, including colds, sinusitis, and skin conditions like boils and acne.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) — Silicea
Those born under the sign of Sagittarius are full of enthusiasm for life. They love sports and traveling and have ambitions dreams which can lead to unrealistic goals. Sagittarius rules the liver, thighs, hips, and pelvis. Its cell salt is Silicea (Cell Salt #12) or Silica, a tough mineral traditionally used to make the archer’s arrowheads. Silica is recommended for brittle bones and sufferers of osteoporosis as well as to strengthen a person’s emotional and mental grit. It is known as the homeopathic lancet eliminating splinters and other foreign matter and for healing skin, connective tissues, hair, and nails.
The Cell Salts and the Moon & Rising Signs
In addition to using the cell salt for your sun sign, some also like to use the cell salt corresponding with their moon sign and ascendant or rising sign. The salt for the moon sign is especially helpful for times of emotional stress and during childhood. The rising sign is said to influence your poise and confidence. The cell salts for moon and rising signs are identified in the same way as the salts for the sun sign. Once you know your moon sign or ascendent, you can use the same chart above.
Example: A person whose sun sign is Cancer with a moon in Aries and a Gemini ascendant will take the cell salts that correspond to the three signs: Calc Fluor, Kali Phos, and Kali Mur respectively.
Go More In-Depth: Inez Eudora Perry’s Cell Salts and Astrology Chart
Inez Eudora Perry’s extensive work into the connections between astrology and body chemistry led her to a more detailed view on pregnancy, birth, and mineral balance. She came to the conclusion that the fetus receives tissue salts during the gestation period, but is deficient in the salts which correspond with the months when the unborn was not in the womb.
She recommends the taking of several cell salts according to the chart below.
To use the chart, it is ideal to know the conception date in addition to the birth date in case of a premature delivery.
How to Use the Inez Eudora Perry Chart
Starting from the conception date, move counter clockwise through the circle until you reach your birth date. The cell salts traversed are the cell salts which your body received fully while in the womb. All cell salts not crossed by the line drawn between the conception and birth date are the salts which the body uses up the most quickly and therefore should be taken on a regular basis.
Or, take your birth salt and several salts corresponding with the signs that follow your zodiac sign.
Example: I am an Aries and was born on March 29. I regularly take my birth salt Kali Phos plus Nat Sulph, Kali Mur, and Calc Fluor.
Together, Dr. George W. Carey and Inez Eudora Perry published a number of books in the early 20th century about the use of astrology to aid in the administration of the Schuessler cell salts. To this day, their work continues to receive praise and recognition from natural health providers, astrologers, and home prescribers. The Inez Eudora Perry chart has been taught, practiced, and trusted around the world for over 100 years.
How to Take the Cell Salts
The cell salts are best taken three times a day at least five times a week. For acute conditions, they can be taken as often as needed. Let tablets dissolve in the mouth or keep liquid in mouth for 15 seconds before swallowing for optimal absorption. Avoid eating and drinking 10-15 minutes before and after taking the salts, water excepted. Cell salt are prepared homeopathically and do not offer a risk of overdosing like regular mineral supplements. Homeopathy Store offers the 12 cell salts in form of tablets and lactose-free liquid sprays.
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