GeminiGemini rules the body’s pairs – including the lungs – and the nerves. This means that ailments and illnesses are frequently connected to it.

For trapped nerves, arthritis, frozen shoulders: add cinnamon twigs to food or drink cinnamon tea. If worse in the heat or hot to touch, however, drink tea made from bamboo leaves.

For bronchitis: as well as taking antibiotics, drink a mixture of fresh pear, fresh water chestnuts, fresh lotus root and fresh lily root.

For insomnia (due to nerves): tea made from equal amounts of lotus seed (cooked first), and fresh liquorice.

Foods ruled by Gemini

Eggs, melon, pineapple, cauliflower, grapefruit, lemon, green peppers, broccoli, quince.