What is the best time, astrologically, to start a diet & be successful with it? I was thinking, in general, that a good time might be when the Sun moves to Virgo. Obviously, avoiding Jupiter in the first house is a good idea. I know a diet can be started any time & a lot of the success depends on the individual. But, if there’s a time where one might be more successful than usual, what would we look at to find that time?
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Good question! Traditionally, we start new things under new moons. But losing weight is hard, or at least getting a diet started is hard. I speak from experience, having had to lose fifty pounds, not once but twice. I don’t think a generic new moon would necessarily have enough juice to fuel a person’s break from one routine into another.
I’d say the same thing about the Sun going into Virgo. So? To diet successfully, a person needs drive and commitment. We’re talking about Mars and Saturn.
So this is basic. To lose weight, you will have to try / strive (Mars) and sustain your effort (Saturn). Beyond this, there are many things that might get a person started.
In a lot of cases, it’s anger. Someone calls you, “fat”. You see your reflection in the mirror and become enraged. (Mars)
In some cases it’s rebellion (Uranus). No one things you can do it…or you’ve just had it with the status quo and want to change your life.
You may also just want to prove something to yourself. You might be inspired to take control of yourself (Saturn).
A person may opt to lose weight for pure vanity – Venus.
You see, I think the answer to this question is personal rather than universal. What motivates you? What do you want in life?
Define that (Saturn) and tie it to your weight…you can be off and running (Mars).
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