What is the link between the Blood Type Diet and Astrology? Well, there are four blood types and four elements that are also associated with temperaments.
“The Human Genome Project turns out to be a ferocious magnet for a host of synoptic metaphors, very few of which actually evoke the human body. Such terms as Holy Grail, code of codes, map of the earth, book, set of instructions, mosaic, jigsaw puzzle, recipe, scripture, blueprint, Talmud, software, the key to human nature, master medical model, summit of human knowledge all crop up regularly both in scholarly and popular discourse.”
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If you don’t know what i am talking about, the Blood Type diet waxes and wanes in popularity. It is always big in Japan, where they even have dating sites based around it. The theory is that your blood type determines the foods that do beautiful things for you or act as agents of hell within your system. And then it can be taken further into genotypes – nomad, warrior, gatherer and so on. It’s cool, and weirdly, for many people, it seems to work. It has to do with how different blood types deal with different lectins. Vegetables nutritious and fabulous for one blood type may mess up the metabolism of another.
The Blood Type Diet And Astrology Evoke The Four Classical Medical Temperaments.
So nobody has done this research, but I would not be all surprised if somehow the four blood types correlated with the elements. Remember that there are four medieval “humors” – sanguine, choleric, melancholic and bucolic. They correspond with the four astrological elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. Chinese and Indian traditional health methods also have their elements.
But to my chagrin, my blood type turns out to O+ – the endurance predator of the blood zodiac. Equipped with fierce Cro-Magnon genes, I should be leaping into icy rivers to rip the head off any unsuspecting creatures dumb enough to swim by me. Or pursuing mammoths with my stone ax, whatever. My body thinks it is 5000BC.
O+ is the blood type with a super-strong immune system IF it shuns dairy, wheat/grains, and potatoes but eats shit-loads of meat. It threatens my vegetarian/vegan stance and mindset since age five. Cue: Pluto-Mercury transit. It would be fantastic if Pluto in Capricorn square my Mercury in Aries meant I have a radical elevation of consciousness while flossing one morning.
My Blood Type Is The Endurance Predator Of The Blood Zodiac
But no, Pluto is Pluto, and I am instead reconsidering my entire life beliefs. Because, for me, even just trying the tiniest elements of the Blood Type Diet have thus proved highly effective. My Scorpio doctor – an Ashtanga teacher who also has a degree in nutrition and is an expert on the Gut-Brain connection – thinks it is the real deal. (There is a nuanced discussion of the whole thing here.) Take-Home Astrology Tip: When Pluto is in aspect to your Mercury, you question every aspect of your mindset, like it or not.
But diagnostics are now so much more precise and refined than the days of simplifying people into four main types. The brilliant book Gut – by Guilia Enders – talks of how even four years ago, all you could see in a sample of gut bacteria would be E-Coli. Now that same sample yields veritable dynasties of species with roles far more complex (e.g., manufacturing neurotransmitters) than was ever suspected. It’s beyond probiotics – it’s about the integrity of the biome. It opens the way to some genuinely radical remedies and innovation in medicine.
And for the full “as above, so below” experience, the same process has been occurring in astrophysics. The universe is a multiverse. What we saw as “molecules” a few years ago is, of course, at least 80% of the mysterious Dark or Quantum matter — the “Quintessence” of the Ancients.