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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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

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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.

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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

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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

See our Best Days timetable

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

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

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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?

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