The Man of Signs (Zodiac Man)

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Parts of the Body Each Zodiac Sign Affects

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

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.

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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This two-page printable PDF features the Moon’s astrological placement for 14 months. Based on this information, you can find the dates when the Moon has passed into the each sign. It also includes a brief explanation of the Moon’s place in the astrological zodiac, as well as a chart of the Man of Signs. Find the Astrology Moon’s Sign Calendar in the Almanac.com General Store.

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Kidney stone

I've been scheduled for kidney stone surgery to blow up the stones on 8/8/16. Is this a good time

Hip surgery

I would like the best possible outcome for hip surgery that will most likely be needed. I have examined the moon charts and the best available date for surgery for me is September 6, new moon in Scorpio. This is the nearest best date after my surgery consultation that I could find. I reside in the southern hemisphere. I understand that fixed signs are best and 5 days either side of a new moon. (I am cancer 8.7.47)
Thank you for your guidance.

knee surgery

I am scheduled for knee surgery on July 25 is this an ok date for the surgery so that I will not have complications from it and healing go well with as little pain as possible?

hysterectomy surgery

Need to know if August 23, 26 or 30 of 2016 would be best

Eye surgery

Sign as far from the eye in the dates of July 25, Aug 1 and Aug 22

GENERAL TIP FOR SURGERIES

If you have to have any kind of surgery, let's say on the knees - make sure that the signs are not in the knees on the day that surgery is to take place. If you are going to have a tooth pulled, make sure that the signs are not in the head, there is a much better chance for complications in either case. For surgery, choose a day that the signs are as far away from that body part as reasonably possible, like choose the breast or head for knee or foot surgery OR choose a day when signs are in the feet, knees or even bowels or stomach for having neck or head surgery and you will most likely have better luck. IT DOES NOT MATTER if you were born a Pisces, Leo, Sagittarius, Libra or any other sign, just the surgery date is what matters. I hope this clears up a lot for many of you, it's really easy to understand, do not have intestinal surgery when the signs are in the bowels, nor eye or oral surgery when signs are in the head. Look at the signs as a way of telling you what NOT to have done and you will possibly remember it easier - no arm surgery in signs of the arms, no foot surgery in signs of the feet, and so on. Stop making it hard for yourself.

Best sign for Cancer to have Wisdom Teeth Removed

Dear Sir or Madam,
I need to know when the is best time, in July and August, to have wisdom teeth removed for a Cancer?

Trying to have surgery

Trying to have surgery in July . Which is the best time?

tonsils and adenoids

My grandson will need to have his tonsils and adenoids removed during the summer months. Please suggest dates during June, July and August that you would recommend.

Having several teeth pulled,

Having several teeth pulled, I'm Capricorn when is best time.

having 4 front teeth pulled

My husband is cancer sign is may 2016 a good day

gallbladder and apendix surgery

Need a date to have abdominal surgery. Am disabled.

Gall Bladder Surgery

What are the signs in, on June 2nd & June 16th, 2016

Gallbladder surgery

Do it in any sign except for the bowels or secrets and you should be fine. I would shoot for a day that signs are in the head, arms, thighs, knees or feet.

abdominal surgery

need best date to have abdominal surgery born 1/july/53 van bc Canada 3 am surgery to be done in van or new York
sept oct nov or dec 16

Surgery

Shoulder surgery scheduled for April 29, 2016 - is this a good time for this surgery - I am a Virgo

when the signs goes from the knees to the feet you are suppose t

I sure hope I can find and understand this because I do need to learn to quit smoking'japri

Knee Surgery

Knee surgery scheduled for July 28, 2016 - is this a good time for this surgery - I am a Sagittarius

Knee Surgery

I was reading an article in the Boston Magazine (www.bostonmagazine.com) June 24, 2013. The article states that July is not a good month for surgery because that is when most students graduate and start their residence.

Knee surgery

Have same issue

surgery

Sagittarius makes no difference at all. Schedule the knee surgery any time except for July 17th and 18th (signs are in the knees those days) and you should do well.

Tonsils and adenoids

My son is 5 years old, born in May 2010 and we have to get his tonsils and adenoids taking out very soon. When would be the best time to take them out in February of this year?? Please e mail...thanks in advance

wisdom teeth removed

I'm a Gemini, when's the best days for me to get the surgery done to get my wisdom teeth removed?

my husband is a gemini, may

my husband is a gemini, may 30th to be precise.he has lost a lot of money in life because he is not ready to wait for things to come through naturally.i just want to know if his sign has got something to do with this situation and how can i help him out.

What exact parts of the body

What exact parts of the body are Secrets and Reins

My sun sign is Scorpio so I

My sun sign is Scorpio so I know that my sign rules the genital area or reproductive organs, bladder, anus, and in general pelvic region. As for the reins i would have to do some research, but I had the same question. Secrets makes sense to me in that in most cultures we keep our sexual areas private or secret due to the taboo nature and general respect for the opposite sex of walking around without them covered so we keep them hidden much like we do things of a secretive nature. I did not do any fact finding or research so this the correlation between them being called "secrets" and the section of the body they represent could be wrong, but I know for sure that the area of the body related is as stated above the genitalia. Which is always why us Scorpios are known for being the most sexually passionate with tantalizing, mind blowing sexual relations. Of course that was a generalization and not to toot my own horn

The secrets are the genital

The secrets are the genital areas and the reins, I believe, are the forearms.

I'm pregnant and due March

I'm pregnant and due March 28th, but if I haven't went by the 23rd I'll be induced. What's the chances of me having her this week? My papa said this has started a "feminine sign". Not sure what that means

Feminine signs in astrology

Feminine signs in astrology usually refer to the Earth and Water signs, which are:
Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
To find out when the Moon is in a particular astrological sign, go to page 247 in the print version of the Almanac. You can also purchase and download the Moon's astrological place chart (aka Moon's sign calendar) at:
http://www.almanac.com/product...
You can always find today's astrological sign at:
http://www.almanac.com/calendar
Hope this helps! And, best wishes to you, your family, and your little one on the way!

hi. I need to obtain a

hi. I need to obtain a reliable and accurate annual table for Moon sign phases eg when moon enters and leaves a sign. time zone can be in gmt which it usually is. thanks

Our Astrology Moon Sign

Our Astrology Moon Sign Calendar will not give you the exact time that the Moon enters or leaves a sign. You might try Llewellyn's Moon Sign Book (those times might be listed in Central Time). It is available through Llewellyn's web site, Amazon, and other online book sellers.

When would be best time for

When would be best time for knee replacement surgery, after March 22, 2015 thru end of April 2015? My birthday is 5-28-50.

Please know that we do not

Please know that we do not provide medical advice. Always consult your physician when planning surgery and work within the range of dates that s/he advises.
Some astrologers will work with you in depth, using your natal chart and looking at other factors, such as transits, to determine the best times for certain activities, including surgery. That is not something that we can do for you. But we can give you some general astrological guidelines that many of our readers use. According to the Man of Signs, Capricorn influences the knees. Astrologically speaking, for surgery on the knees, you would want to avoid dates around the time when the Moon's astrological place is in Capricorn--select a time when the Moon is several signs away. (Don't use the Left-Hand Calendar pages of the Almanac, which lists the Moon's astronomical place, not astrological. They sometimes differ.) Some astrologers also advise that you should avoid surgery around the time of the Full Moon, to help you to heal faster.
For instant access to the Moon's astrological signs for 2015, download our 14-month Moon's Sign Calendar here for a small fee:
http://www.almanac.com/product...
If you already have a copy of The 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac, you can also find this chart on page 247 (national edition).
For the phases of the Moon, see the following and put in your zip code to get local times:
http://www.almanac.com/moon/ca...
Hope this helps!

Double knee replacement

In the mo. Feb

My mother always used the

My mother always used the signs for nearly everything and the best I can remember she used to say that if you are having surgery on your feet, try to get it done when the signs are in the head or neck - as far away from the surgery location as possible. If surgery for the arms, go in the signs of the feet, etc.
Planting works well if you use the signs, I used to think that it was a bunch of hogwash until I compared my mom's garden to other people's that didn't use the signs. Her garden was always outproducing other gardens and was a lot smaller - not just one year but every year as far back as I can remember.

Thank you for sharing that!

Thank you for sharing that! Good to know.

Shallom.. mybrother sign is

Shallom.. mybrother sign is taurus,, he want to get a fistula surgery on this next october.. can you help me to suggest a good day for him. He had a surgery about 2years ago and not succeed.. his birthday is 30april1986. Thankyou for the attention.

I'm wanting to potty train my

I'm wanting to potty train my daughter
She is the cancer symbol could someone give me some advice

Please see our Best Days

Please see our Best Days timetable and look at the weaning dates which also apply to potty training: http://www.almanac.com/bestday...

Just had two failed attempts

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 ?

Aries rules the head and

Aries rules the head and anything to do with the mouth should be done under a sign that rules a body part that falls below the heart. Pisces rules the feet and is as far from the mouth as one can get, so that might be a good time to consider this procedure. Also during any sign that rules a body part below the heart and as far from the mouth as you can get. It worked for me when I had to have five teeth extracted, at the same time, before having open heart surgery in Dec.,2013. I had the procedure done in early November under the sign of Scorpio, as I could not wait until Pisces returned in 2014. I had no pain, nor excessive bleeding and no complications, even though I have to take a blood thinner daily. I was taught this by my grandfather, as a young girl.

you could be allergic to the

you could be allergic to the freezing solution that the dentist gave you. I had that happen to me a few times, and when I finally told the dentist, he changed what he was using for freezing. I no longer get short of breath or the heart palpatations when I see him now.

In the calendar, what does

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

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.

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

A friend needs knee

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

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

one year in those little

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

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...
Or, you can buy a digital chart of just the astrological Moon sign calendar and Zodiac here: http://www.almanac.com/product...

When in May would be a good

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

Looking to have back surgery

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

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

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

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

What is best time this summer for knee surgery?

First, always consult your

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/a...
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-a...

my father is capricorn. he

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

My friend has knee surgery

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

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

My daughter is to have some

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

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

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

Ancient astrologers believed

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!

yes, this gets me started but

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.

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

you may know or not...My mom

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?

I need to have a total knee

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

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

We issue the signs for 14

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...

When is the best time to take

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

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

My birthday is on Passover

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

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

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

what time of the month is

what time of the month is best to start Potty Training

my boy is 2 and 4 months when

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am having a tooth removed

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

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...

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/a....

Where is the sign on March

Where is the sign on March 29th?

Scorpio

Scorpio

I wish you guys had a app for

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

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

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

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@frontierne...

My baby is 15 months old

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

We highly recommend you check

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

I used the "signs" to wean

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.

Can Man Of Signs help

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

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.

What are the fruitful, signs,

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

Fruitful signs: Cancer,

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

Interested in the Moon's phase.

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