by Robert Wilkinson
Ten years ago I did an article about the 12 Schussler cell salts and how certain signs in our charts show which of these salts may be important to our health, depending on which sign occupies our house cusps. I figured it was time to take a new look at them, and what they’re good for.
This article is a gloss of the subject of the 12 cell salts, offering the Astrological correlations as well as a few foods that are said to have the cell salts mentioned. Today’s post adds a few things to flesh out some concepts overlooked in the original article. Of course, if you're really interested in knowing about the cell salts in greater depth, there are many other resources that can help you.
(I thought the comment stream in the original post was as interesting as the article, since it became a discussion about the nature of disease, healing, and other vectors. The thread went into diverse areas and was a rousing interaction about various elements of the causes and potential cures of disease. I put a link to the original article at the bottom of this one for those who want to check out that discussion.
Without going too deeply into it here, all disease involves a combination of genetics, environmental factors, and/or lifestyle choices. As you can see, many diseases are truly “not our fault.” That’s why healing any disease is a complex matter, and requires a healing method, our regular attention, and self-discipline to achieve the best results possible.)
Back to the cell salts! The 12 cell salts are considered to be necessary to our health, and I have found over the years that the salts corresponding to the signs on our Ascendant (1st house) and 6th house are very important in our biochemical workings. Of course, other signs are important indicators in our overall health, especially if we have a planet in the 1st or 6th house that occupies a different sign than what’s on the cusp.
The Ascendant, of course, represents the physical vehicle and therefore the primary chemical makeup of a person. The sign on the 6th house also shows important factors concerning the physical health, since the 6th represents the health of an individual. I've also found that if a person has a stellium (3 or more planets) in a given sign, that mineral salt needs to be kept in the diet regularly, as do the substances ruled by the Moon sign, since the Moon rules our absorption and is active in our biochemical processes on a constant basis.
Other factors of importance are the intercepted signs (if you have them) in your 1st or 6th houses, planets in the intercepted signs, and the signs your progressed planets occupy, especially the rulers of the 1st and 6th. Then there are your various dispositors, which act as backdrop energies to the various rulers. I’ve also seen transits trigger the need for salts, herbs, and other biochemical nutrients as a result of the passing stresses of life. We may not need certain substances on a regular basis, but we all need at least some of them at critical junctures in our lives!
Apart from these few suggestions, I’m sure you can see there are other astrological factors that show our need for various salts from time to time. However, thanks to our fascist AMA, there are some strict laws governing what can and cannot be said regarding our health and what substances we might need. Therefore I cannot offer suggestions in this forum as to what you may need.
So that you may get the maximum benefit from this article, in addition to offering you the sign correspondences, I'll also offer you a few foods that are high in certain salts. Obviously there are other foods with these mineral salts in them, so don't confine yourself to what you read here. Please feel free to explore the subject to whatever degree you are called to do so, and if you find that certain salts (or foods) seem beneficial to your health, then by all means find the diet and/or supplements that work for you.
What follows are the astrological correspondences to the cell salts:
Aries - Potassium Phosphate, said to be good as a brain food helpful for nerve and brain imbalances. Foods containing this salt include Parsley, Beans, Beets, Carrots, Linseed Meal, Peanuts, Milk, Buttermilk, Cheese and Avocados.
Taurus - Sodium Sulphate, said to be good in regulating the water supply in the body system, decreasing or increasing it as needed. Foods containing this salt include Cauliflower, Lettuce, Cabbage, Turnips, Radishes, Onions, Egg Yolks, Celery, Brussel Sprouts, Kohlrabi, and Milk.
Gemini - Potassium Chloride, said to be good for forming and distributing fibrin throughout the body, thereby moderating coagulation. When clogging occurs, it is associated with sinus and throat problems as well as fibrous growths. Foods containing this salt include Cheese, Egg Yolks, Radishes, Coconuts, Lentils, Carrots, Spinach, Asparagus, and Sauerkraut.
Cancer - Calcium Flouride, said to be good for muscle and ligament tonicity, (thus helping prevent muscle prolapsis) as well as healthy teeth enamel. Foods containing this salt include Turnips, Asparagus, Beets, Goat Cheese, Kelp, Garlic, and Pineapple.
Leo - Magnesium Phosphate, said to be good for healthy nerve tissue, thus assisting nerve transmission. Foods containing this salt include Cauliflower, Cabbage, Asparagus, Beechnuts, Almonds, Whole Wheat, as well as fruits such as Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Grapefruit, Figs, Gooseberries, Peaches, and Cherries.
Virgo - Potassium Sulphate, said to be good for circulation of oils through our body, which supposedly assists digestion and kidney function, as well as excretion of toxins through the skin. Foods containing this salt include Cauliflower, Lettuce, Cabbage, Onions, Celery, Brussel Sprouts, Tomatoes and Cucumbers.
Libra - Sodium Phosphate, said to be good for balancing the acid-alkaline function in our bodies, thus helping all acid conditions which affect the nervous system. Foods containing this salt include Cottage Cheese, Eggs, Buttermilk, Brown Rice, Tomato juice, Citrus fruits and juices, Whole Wheat products, Lentils, Vegetable Greens, Asparagus, and Parsley.
Scorpio - Calcium Sulphate, said to be good for building and sustaining epithelial tissue, thus supposedly good for all skin diseases. Foods containing this salt include Cauliflower, Lettuce, Cabbage, Turnips, Radishes, Onions, Egg Yolks, Celery, Brussel Sprouts, Kohlrabi, and Milk.
Sagittarius - Silica, said to be good for building and maintaining skin, hair, nails, and nerve coverings, as well as removing decomposed matter from the skin. Foods containing this salt include Endive, Barley, Oats, raw Cabbage, Cucumber skins, Shredded Wheat, Rye and Whole Wheat products, Spinach, Peas, Carrots, Gooseberries, and Strawberries.
Capricorn - Calcium Phosphate, said to be good as a bone builder and helpful in any bone disease. Foods containing this salt include Parsley, Beans, Beets, Carrots, Linseed Meal, Peanuts, Milk, Buttermilk, Cheese and Avocados.
Aquarius - Sodium Chloride, said to be good for regulating the water supply throughout the body, thus affecting elimination and how "cool" or "hot" we are regardless of the temperature. Foods containing this salt include Onions, Celery, Tomatoes, Almonds, Apples, Spinach, Peaches, Pecans, Lentils, Sauerkraut, Eff Yolks, Swiss chard, and Roquefort and Goat Cheese.
Pisces - Ferrous Phosphate, said to be good for transporting oxygen throughout the body, thus aiding circulation which assists the purifying and stimulating of internal organs. Foods containing this salt include Raisins, Prunes, Plums, Grapes, Figs, Oranges, Spinach, Currants, Mushrooms, Dates, Beets, Wheat Bran, and Lima Beans.
You can find more about the 12 salts and supposed symptoms for their deficiency in your body by going to DoctorYourself.com
For those who want to explore the original comment stream, here’s The 12 Cell Salts and Their Astrology Signs
(The list of foods in this article corresponding to the 12 cellular tissue salts was originally published in "Wynn's Astrology" magazine, March 1941, in the article "Zodiacal Salts and Diet" by A.J. Haworth, D.C.)
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