The Man of Signs (Zodiac Man)

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In every edition of The Old Farmer's Almanac is a short astrology section with the Secrets of the Zodiac and The Man of Signs.

Ancient astrologers believed that each astrological sign influenced a specific part of the body.

The first sign of the zodiac—Aries—was attributed to the head, with the rest of the signs moving down the body, ending with Pisces at the feet.

Many readers use the Man of Signs to determine the best days for gardening, setting eggs, and even having surgery (however, the Almanac does not give medical advice).

Man of the Signs

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Just had two failed attempts

By makeh

Just had two failed attempts to fill a tooth on an aries moon. I am debilitated and suffered heart palpitations for nealry 35 hours. Was frightening. Should I interpret it as a slap from the CREATOR of all things ?

In the calendar, what does

By janet farmer

In the calendar, what does oph stand for under the place column? Its the same column that lists ari, lib, etc

Hi Janet, The "OPH" stands

By Almanac Staff

Hi Janet, The "OPH" stands for Ophiuchus, a constellation primarily north of the zodiac but with a small corner between Scorpius and Sagittarius. (See the "How to Use" section on pages 124 and 125 of The Old Farmer's Almanac.) Hope this helps!

I have a torn acl in my knee.

By Bessie Jolly

I have a torn acl in my knee. what is a good sign yo have that done?

A friend needs knee

By K. Lucas

A friend needs knee replacement surgery. Would appreciate your suggestion on best days and time (CST) in October 2014. Thanking you in advance.

I need to know when the signs

By Rhonda Davis Lawrence

I need to know when the signs are in waist and below for july 2014

one year in those little

By mona kelley

one year in those little books you gave to the drug stores, which I don't think you do any more. There was an article that not only said what part of the body the sign affected but also like which signs were for the blood,bones,muscles do you or anyone there remember that. If so do you know where I can get a copy. Thank you

Hi Mona, Yes, some hardware

By Almanac Staff

Hi Mona, Yes, some hardware stores used to hand out Almanacs. The Old Farmer's Almanac still includes the astrological information you're mentioning. You can still find The Old Farmer's Almanac in most places that books are sold such as bookstores. Also, you can find a copy in our online General Store here: http://www.almanac.com/product/old-farmers-almanac-2014-classic-edition
Or, you can buy a digital chart of just the astrological Moon sign calendar and Zodiac here: http://www.almanac.com/product/2014-astrology-moons-sign-calendar

When in May would be a good

By ondrea

When in May would be a good time to stop nursing my 20 month old son

See the weaning dates at our

By Almanac Staff

See the weaning dates at our Best Days Timetable here:
http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable

Looking to have back surgery

By mary nunn meijboom

Looking to have back surgery May 12 or after, what is the best dates for this ?

Thanks for any help..

I am trying to schedule a

By Valerie Myers

I am trying to schedule a knee replacement surgery in May or June of 2014. I am thinking of May 27, 28, or 29. I am told I should try to have the surgery when there is a new moon and not when the moon is in Capricorn. Please advised.

I am scheduled for surgery

By spookya

I am scheduled for surgery on my foot for a ganglion cyst
on April 15th which is during a blood moon.
I am concerned about this, any opinions / or suggestions?

My Mom always told me to plan

By L.Enslow

My Mom always told me to plan surgery & teeth removal when the signs are below the heart. Best being Pisces, Aquarius, & Capricorn. You'll have less bleeding, pain & fewer complications. Unfortunately I had to have 2 teeth removed (decayed under filling). I did what she said & picked a good date. I had no pain & bleeding stopped on way home!

What is best time this summer

By J L H

What is best time this summer for knee surgery?

my father is capricorn. he

By anita sikandar on September 10

my father is capricorn. he wanted to go for a knee surgery on tommarrow, should he go or wait for the good time.

First, always consult your

By Almanac Staff

First, always consult your physician when planning surgery.
Capricorn influences the knees.  You want to avoid dates around the time when the Moon is in Capricorn. See the annual Old Farmer's Almanac for the Moon's Sign Calendar:
http://www.almanac.com/store/almanacs

For instant access to the Moon's signs download our 15-month Moon's Sign Calendar here for a small fee: www.almanac.com/product/2014-astrology-moons-sign-calendar

My friend has knee surgery

By Carlota Lynch

My friend has knee surgery (replacement) scheduled for March 25th and I am wondering what part of the body the sign is in for that time?

Need advice: If the signs

By Lorena Logan

Need advice: If the signs are in the head can you have thyroid surgery?

My daughter is to have some

By Diann

My daughter is to have some teeth pulled March 14, 2014. The signs will be in the heart. Is this bad?

My mother who is 75 told me

By charlie Bryant

My mother who is 75 told me it is OK to have a tooth pulled any time the sign was anywhere other than the head or feet. If it was in the head you will bleed a lot. If the sign was in the feet you will have a dry socket cause by not bleeding at all. A dry socket will hurt from time to time.

I am new to this. What is the

By lanita1950

I am new to this. What is the meaning of the Feet in Pisces Feb 20- Mar 20 and why?

Ancient astrologers believed

By Almanac Staff

Ancient astrologers believed that each sign influenced part of the body from head to feet. There are 12 signs of the Zodiac. Pisces is the twelfth and final sign of the zodiac and, as is fitting, was attributed to the feet. The Zodiac is a complex concept; to dramatically simplify—the way the Sun appears to move against the background stars define the Zodiac dates. One month, in February/March the Sun "appears" in Pisces. Hope this gets you started!

you may know or not...My mom

By Kathryn1234

you may know or not...My mom was a true believer in signs and surgury. I have forgotten how to read these. Would this be true, if my son is a Taurus and needs to have teeth extracted would I choose the dates where the Taurus is below the waste?

yes, this gets me started but

By lanita1950

yes, this gets me started but no further to understanding. I understand the sun in Pisces and the concept of Pisces as a sign as I have studied personalities for many years based on astrology. What I don't understand is what is gained in the knowledge or maybe better yet, the interpretation of feet in Pisces and the ramifications of the feet in Pisces. What am I NOT supposed to be doing during this time? Where do I find further documentation to learn more?

We only offer this document.

By Almanac Staff

We only offer this document. Here's a link to some informative astrology books: http://astrology.llewellyn.com/

I need to have a total knee

By Janice Shermer

I need to have a total knee replacement in Feb. 2014 The doctor only operates on Mondays and my choices are the 17 or the 24th. I need it soon but the 17 is within 3 days of a full moon and I just had hip replacement on Nov11, 2013. What can I do???
The sign for the 17 is in the bowels also.

Where do I find where the

By patrick l.

Where do I find where the signs are on a specific date? Jan. 10, 2014?

We issue the signs for 14

By Almanac Staff

We issue the signs for 14 months in our annual Old Farmer's Almanac which you can find in our store at www.almanac.com/store or in bookstores across North America.  Or, we also offer just the digital chart for a small fee here: http://www.almanac.com/product/2014-astrology-moons-sign-calendar

When is the best time to take

By Linda Farley

When is the best time to take a 18 month old off the pacifier and when is the best time to potty train?

Is ok to have your birthday

By Sabrina Nelson

Is ok to have your birthday on the day of the blood moon?

My birthday is on Passover

By Madeline Blair Hippen

My birthday is on Passover and tax day and I was born April 15th 2001 on Easter and I'm turning thirteen on the blood moon so I don't know if I should be worried or not it's freaking me out

My dad believed in the

By daddys girl

My dad believed in the farmers almanac... he helped me weaned my sons from pacifier..potty...and my 7 surgeries...he passed away last year and I am to have thyroid surgery Oct 29 2013...was wondering if that is a good date or should I have it in November? Doc does surgeries on Tuesdays. Thank you so much...wish I had learned to understand the almanac.

I am considering corrective

By Sima

I am considering corrective surgery in October 2013, what are the days best for face surgery this year?

what time of the month is

By Christopher Mcgalliard

what time of the month is best to start Potty Training

See our Best Days timetable

By Almanac Staff

See our Best Days timetable and use the dates for weaning: http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable

my boy is 2 and 4 months when

By Cheryl McRoberts

my boy is 2 and 4 months when is the best time to potty train him. he's a Sagittarius

Hi my mom has been paralyzed

By Sherry olsen

Hi my mom has been paralyzed for the last 22 years. She has a stage 4 pressure sore that has spread to the bone. They want to amputate her whole leg. She wants to know when the best time day or night for her to have this major surgery. She is very scared she will loose her life. Please help us decide if day is better or night is better. Thank you so much for your help. Sherry olsen

the sign for may 3 is

By cgm

the sign for may 3 is aquarius. will it be ok to have a kidney stone removed on that day?

My son needs to have his

By Maria B

My son needs to have his wisdom teeth out this summer. I had a very easy time with my by following the signs. When will be the best time for him. When have our consultation May 13, 2013.

The lower the signs are the

By tracy mullins

The lower the signs are the better you will do. The best results are when the signs are in the feet.

My sister's ankle broke a

By Shannon C.

My sister's ankle broke a couple of days ago & will require surgery. Her birthday is July 11. It is currently a full moon, which I hear causes heavier bleeding during surgery. She is wondering if this is a bad week for,ankle operation. Of course she is seeing doctor tomorrow & he will also advise as how to long she can wait, etc. She would still appreciate very much hearing from you!

what is the real ruling

By elhiz

what is the real ruling planet of my birth(july 18 1980) tnx.

Sun Sign: Cancer: ruled by

By Researcher

Sun Sign: Cancer: ruled by Mars, Pluto & the Moon

http://www.astrology.com.au/astrology/12-signs-of-the-zodiac/cancer.html

http://astrology.about.com/library/bl_freeAstrochart.htm

I am having a tooth removed

By mmr

I am having a tooth removed in March 2013, please advise when the sign will be in the feet at that time?

Pisces is the sign attributed

By Almanac Staff

Pisces is the sign attributed to the feet. The Moon will be in Pisces on March 10 and 11 in 2013. For more dates, you can purchase and download the entire 2013 Astrology Moon's Sign Calendar at:

http://www.almanac.com/product/2013-astrology-moons-sign-calendar

or, the chart is also located in The 2013 Old Farmer's Almanac print version, available for order at 1-800-ALMANAC or online at

http://www.almanac.com/store/almanacs.

Where is the sign on March

By Momma_C

Where is the sign on March 29th?

I wish you guys had a app for

By Broderick's

I wish you guys had a app for the Man of the Signs. I can't remember when to do what. I'm having surgery and I always have to try to find the Man of the Signs. Phone access would be great.

scientifically, why are is a

By anon

scientifically, why are is a fire sign a fire sign or a planting sign a planting sign who and why was each sign determined to be its sign

That's a great question! The

By Almanac Staff

That's a great question! The answer is steeped in history and myth but unfortunately is beyond the scope of this format. We suggest that you ask your local public library to locate resources detailing the history of Western astrology. Try searching for information about Empedocles, Aristotle, and other Greek philosophers who studied the four elements (some added a fifth element, Aether), and Ptolemy, who is said to have linked them to zodiac signs. (His work called Almagest might give some clues.) Also check ancient Mesopotamian, Babylonian, and Hellenistic astrology/astronomy. You might also be interested in comparing this to Indian astrology, as well as to the five elements of Chinese astrology (earth, fire, water, metal, and wood) and their associated planets.

the movement of the moon

By roger e. adams

the movement of the moon affects our bodies just like it affects the oceans and seas.just as the moon "pulls" the water "tides"it also pulls our blood to our heads ie,if you have teeth extracted when signs are in the knees you will have the least bleeding & soreness.rogeradams@frontiernet.net

My baby is 15 months old

By cortney

My baby is 15 months old still nursing and I'm newly pregnant do i wean or wait?

I used the "signs" to wean

By TW

I used the "signs" to wean all 4 of my children as did my other family members. Ideally the signs should be from the knees down for best results. Worked very well for us.

We highly recommend you check

By Almanac Staff

We highly recommend you check with your doctor.
If you choose to wean, check out our Best Days chart.
http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable

Can Man Of Signs help

By boat

Can Man Of Signs help determine health status? And if so why isn't it used to some extent? I presume that planets and aspects in your Pisces placement would affect your Feet,but one would have to be learned in Astrology to figure out the meaning.

First, always consult your

By Almanac Staff

First, always consult your physician when planning surgery. Many of our readers do look at the "Man of Signs" to schedule health appointments, based on the age-old belief that the Moon's signs are associated with body parts. (Aries is attributed to the head, with the rest of the signs moving down the body.) In The Old Farmer's Almanac book, there is a Moon sign calendar that shows the sign for each date of the year. One finds their date and then the sign; the farther away the Moon sign is from the sign associated with the afflicted body part, the better.

Good website to see what

By SailorBlue

Good website to see what "sign" the moon is in today or at your birthday.

http://www.moonsigncalendar.net/calculate-moonsign.htm

What are the fruitful, signs,

By DAN HULL

What are the fruitful, signs, and the desolate, signs ??

Fruitful signs: Cancer,

By Almanac Staff

Fruitful signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces (all Water signs)
Semi-fruitful signs: Taurus, Libra, Capricorn

Barren signs: Gemini, Leo, and Virgo
Semi-barren signs: Aries, Sagittarius, Aquarius

Interested in the Moon's

By fireflyso3

Interested in the Moon's phase.

You can find the Moon's phase

By Catherine Boeckmann

You can find the Moon's phase here: http://www.almanac.com/moon/calendar

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