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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when to have dental root canal

I need to have a root canal. When do I need to schedule this dental surgery? According to the moon, or the man of the signs & which part of the body, or both?

pace maker surgery

y mom needs a pacemaker . what are the best days in march and April 2017 to have this surgery.


Looking to wean my 2 year old off the bottle.When should I undergo this daunting task.

Dates of signs in the feet

I will have a tooth extracted, what dates are the signs in the feet , i am an Aquarius
Thank you

Open heart surgery

My sister has to have open heart surgery. Dr. told her in the next 30 days. What dates would be the best?

when is the best date

when is the best date for hip replacement surgery in march or april 2017?

I need hip replacement surgery july 29 or first week aug. 2017

Would this time be good for hip surgery? I see the full moon where I live in Marana, Arizona is August 8 2017. I would love to buy your Moon Calendar and Almanac as soon as possible. So I can use it all year. thank you Sharon

Cateract surgery

Would like to have surgery done late April or early May. Which is the best time?

cateract surgery

which month and which date on these months would be a good time according to the almanac to have this surgery?

Surgery by signs

I'm having surgery the 21st of March which the sign is in the knees going out of the body, good time for surgery

tooth extraction

Having 2 teeth pulled on January 25 is this a good day

Tooth extraction

I going to have a tooth pulled this week when is the best day to do it

Knee surgery

I am having knee surgery in May. Is the 16th or the 23rd a better date?

Knee Surgery

When is the best time? Is February 17, 2017 okay?

Surgery by signs

The 16th Marissa

Dental surgery

I'm a cancer. I will be having dental surgery on 12/17/16. Can you tell me where my sign will be on that date?

wisdom teeth


Hip replacement surgery

What dates in Dec are best for this type of surgery? I am scheduled for Dec. 28

My grandchild is having tubes

My grandchild is having tubes but in her ears this Nov. this a good time?

Wisdom teeth

My son has an appointment on November 10 2016 at 11:40 a.m. to get his wisdom teeth removed. Is this a good day or do I need to re-schedule the appointment.

Surgery in pelvic area

What day in December would be best

knee surgery

Upcoming knee surgery (maybe) 10-24-16 or one week later on10-31-16. Had kneereplacement 5 years ago this last july. Wife and I both fell 1-21 -16. She broke her hip, I fractured my bone below knee got
staff infection in bone. Ive had 3 ops this summer. I need this to go well. Please let me know if either of above dates will work
Or the next time after 11-1-16 that the sign will be right for this operation. Thanks
Old farm boy

Wisdom teeth

My daughter is scheduled for Oct 25 to have her wisdom teeth taken out. Is this a good time or should we reschedule?

Surgery dates

What days in Oct best days to have surgery

Oct 4th, 2016 new pacemaker


I have a pacemaker replacement possibly set for October 4th and I'm a Leo 8-18-73. Is that an ok date?

Thank you!

A friend of mine is needing

A friend of mine is needing teeth extraction in October. They said she could pick Oct. 10, 18, or 20th. Which would be better so the sign is not in the head? Thanks for your help.

Moon's sign

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The Moon’s astrological place on October 10, 2016, is in Aquarius (legs). On October 18 and 20, the Moon is in Gemini (arms). The Moon is in Aries (head) on October 14 and 15. Hope this helps!

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.