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VIRGO IS AN EARTH SIGN

The earth element rules the skeletal and eliminatory systems. The earth element is essential for growth, reproduction and repair of tissue. Earth signs tend toward weight problems, tumor growth or glandular disorder. Overeating and a diet of heavy foods create excess earth, which is aggravated by lack of exercise and sedentary habits. They often have beautiful strong teeth. 

The earth signs have strong sense impressions and thrive on contact with the earth. Theirs is a strength of endurance and persistence. They are more resistant to transient colds and flu than fire or air signs.

Virgo's cell salt is potassium sulphate, which regulates oil in the body, carries oxygen to cells, and is essential to muscle contraction.

Virgo Rules : the nervous system and the intestines. The intestines assimilate food into the body. 

Health Habits : Natives of this sign can literally worry themselves sick. When things go wrong they have a tendency to turn the trouble into themselves and the problem is instantly reflected in a physical ailment, usually intestinal. Virgoans possess a fussy digestive system, and suffer from indigestion, gas pains, ulcers, liver upsets, colitis, and bowel problems. Virgoans tend to worry about their health & sometimes tend to be hypochondriacs. 

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. 

Eat : Potassium sulphate keeps the skin pores unclogged and ventilated. Lack of potassium sulphate in the diet can cause dandruff, hair loss, eczema, acne, and dry, flaky skin and hair. A deficiency may also lead to 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, lemons, lean beef and lamb. Healthy foods that are easy to digest are corn bread, yogurt, brown rice, eggs, and cottage cheese. Melons, apples, pears, and papaya are particularly good for Virgoans, and lemon juice in your diet will ease skin eruptions and dandruff. Honey should be used as a sweetener instead of sugar. Herb teas can help soothe upset stomachs. 

Don't Eat : Virgoans love chocolate which unfortunately does not love them; it causes upsets of the skin and digestive system. They do not tolerate drugs well, and medicine should be taken only under a doctor's supervision.A proper diet is essential to good health and to keep up energy. In addition, food should not be highly seasoned, spicy, laden with sauces or gravies, or fried.