dosha astrology

Doshas vs Horoscopes

In Ayurveda, we often draw upon the ‘doshas’ as a way of outlining our fundamental needs and tendencies. The doshas are founded upon five universal elements (earth, water, fire, air, ether); as are many aspects of astrology and horoscopes. If we look at which ‘elemental’ categories both astrological signs and doshas fall into; when looking at doshas vs horoscopes; we might be able to begin to see some similarities…

Doshas vs Horoscopes

The short answer is no... However, both are interpretations of the same set of universal elements. So what can we take away from this? Well, as the table above would suggest; if you’re a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius, you’re said to be ruled by air and ether. With the Vata dosha also being ruled by these very same elements we can begin to see a suggestion that if you fall under one of the three astrological signs previously mentioned; you’re more likely to be dominant in the Vata dosha. The same goes for Pitta and the astrological elements ruled by fire and water, and for Kapha and the astrological elements ruled by earth and water.

How to use Horoscopes to pacify your dosha:

Something is going on with the planets, whether it's a retrograde, a funky full moon or some kind of eclipse - your horoscope is pointing towards a tough time ahead. Fear not! In the same way we balance our doshas by paying attention to a less dominant element, we can soothe and pacify effectively during turbulent planetary times in the same vein.


Ruled by air and ether, when out of balance, Vata can become dry and lacklustre (depleted of energy); which is why we recommend using our Radiance Range for optimum hydration and an effervescent glow. Gemini, Libra and Aquarius may find this helpful as all are notorious for their creativity; busy minds and nomadic lifestyles - all of which may very easily and quickly result in a burn out. When we burn out, re-hydrating the body is key, which is why we would recommend our Radiance Body Oil.


Ruled by fire and water, when out of balance, Pitta skin can become irritated and inflamed; which is why we recommend our Soothing Range for an ultimate de-stress session and cool-down. Aries, Leo and Saggitarius may find this helpful as they are all known to be passionate; hot-headed and determined - which can lead to illness and overheating. When our cortisol levels increase, the body goes into ‘fight or flight’ so it’s super important to cool and calm the mind, which is why we recommend our Soothing Facial Oil.


Ruled by earth and water, when out of balance; Kapha can become lethargic, oily, and stagnant. Which is why we recommend our Purifying Range for healthy detoxification and uplifting clarification. Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo may find this helpful as they can often find themselves ‘weighed down’ by the small stuff due to their very particular, detail oriented nature. In the same vein, Pisces; Cancer and Scorpio can find themselves overwhelmed with emotion - again pointing towards that ‘heavy’ quality we so often associate with Kapha. Pacifying both water and earth asks for deep clarification and cleansing of toxins, which is why we would recommend our Purifying Facial Polish.