The Man of Signs (Zodiac Man)

Connecting the Zodiac and the Body

April 15, 2019
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Ancient astrologers believed that each astrological sign of the zodiac influenced a specific part of the body. The Man of Signs was created to visually represent this belief.

Astrology has played a role in the predictive power of almanacs since the earliest days of their publication, thousands of years ago.

Within the pages of The Old Farmer’s Almanac—in addition to astronomical and meteorological reference material—you’ll find an abundance of traditional astrological information, ranging from the dates of Mercury Retrograde and the monthly Best Days, to Gardening by the Moon’s Sign and the Man of Signs.

The Man of Signs

Some of our readers use the Man of Signs to determine the best time to do activities related to certain parts of the body. The first sign of the zodiac—Aries—is attributed to the head, with the rest of the signs moving down the body, ending with Pisces at the feet. 

How to Follow the Man of Signs

Consult the chart below to see which parts of the body are associated with which signs and dates. According to astrology, it is considered a poor time to do an activity that involves the given body part within the associated range of dates. For example, because Aries is connected to the head, it would be considered unfavorable to have an eye examination during the time of Aries (March 21 to April 20).

Please Note: The Old Farmer’s Almanac does not give medical advice. Consult with a medical professional before making any decisions related to your health or the health of loved ones.

Learn More

Find the Man of Signs, monthly Best Days, and more in the annual print and digital editions of The Old Farmer’s Almanac!


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October 10

I am having foot surgery on the 10th, is this a good time?

Yes it is a safe timing for

Yes it is a safe timing for this :)
Good luck!!!

Pickling ears of corn in a churn

When is the best time to pickle ears of corn in a churn? I believe the signs are in the head & neck right now.


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For the best days for pickling, you can go to the chart on page 240-241 (2018 OFA). On page 240, about the 6th entry, there is a category “Can, pickle, or make sauerkraut.” Our astrologer recommends September 29 and 30, and October 6, 25, 26 as the best times through October 2018. Also found:

Various cooks have different traditions–if you look for a certain Moon’s astrological sign to do pickling, then you can consult the chart on page 239, the Moon’s Astrological Place. For Monday, September 24, 2018, the sign is in Pisces, the feet. On Sep 25, 26, it will be Aries (head) and Sep 27, 28 will be Taurus (neck).

Hope this helps!


My sister-n-law is having a histerectomy on the 23. She is a sco. is this a good day?

Too close to the full moon(24

Too close to the full moon(24 was full moon)expect heavier bleeding pain and swelling.
Best to avoid near full moons

Quit smoking

I am a Virgo, when is the best time for me to quit smoking?

On a New Moon(not full moon)

On a New Moon(not full moon) or first day/night of waning Moon


Which dates in November 2018 would be best for knee surgery?

Foot surgery

When is the best time for foot surgery 2019, jan Feb?


Is the sign in the feet for Sept 10, 2018?

Oral surgery Sept 7,2018

Signs where head ok???

Root canal on September 18th

Will that be a good or bad day for it.

I am an Aries. Can you tell

I am an Aries. Can you tell what the best days in October and December to have breast surgery?

What the best date to have Lasik eye surgery for August 2018?

Can anyone tell me what date would be best?
Thank you.

Ruptured patellar tendon surgery

What days in September 2018 are good for patellar tendon replacement?

Knee replacement

Is 10/18/18 a good time for a knee replacement ? Thank you !

knee surgery

best days to have knee surgery in Aug.( torn menicus) I am capricorn.

Full Knee Replacement surgery

What are the best times to schedule full knee replacement surgery of my right knee in September? I'm a Libra.

Total knee replacement.

Good surgery dates .

Tooth pulled and hip replacement

When the best time to have a tooth pulled in July and aug ! When the best time for hip replacement in aug

hip replacement

i am satitarious

Tooth extraction

Is September 5 2018 a good day for this procedure

Left hip replacement

I am a Scorpio born November 6, 1958. What days in November or December would be best for a hip replacement. My dad used it for many things. Could you help me understand how you know? Much thanks, as I am also looking at implants for teeth, and a breast reduction.

Stomach surgery

Is August 14 2018 a good day

Having a epidural July 13 2018

My sister is having a epidural on back is that day a good sign to have it done

Tonsil removal

When in July 3018 best days for tonsillectomy, has to be Tuesday or Thursday surgical dates Signs in Reins or secrets good? no Fish on days in July

where is the sign for 7/9/18

sign on 7/9/18. where is the man zodiac sign?

Where is the sign for June 22?

Is June 22 a good day for oral surgery?

cararact surgery

Is June 25th a good day for eye surgery?