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Health of the Nation
June 19 - July 2, 2017
Welcome to your astrological health guide. Using the daily planetary transits, the high points of each week will be given. The information is geared to the general public and will include helpful tips to deal with stressful planetary combination as well as information on days that promise vitality, mental stamina and/or endurance.*
Week of June 19, 2017
June 19: Moon aspects Saturn, Mercury, Uranus and the Sun. Can be determination and self-control. Later the day can be exciting but disruptive. Your emotions are erratic and you are subject to sudden mood changes. Sandalwood as an oil or incense has a tonic and soothing quality. Day’s end brings vitality and emotional harmony. There is a balance between inner and out needs and a sense of well-being.
June 20: Venus sextile Neptune, Mercury sextile Uranus. This is a day favoring spiritual and creative activities which give you a feeling of well-being. There can be a desire to get out into nature and to have a more wholesome diet. Natural healing methods are favored. There is mental alertness and astuteness. You can feel revived and energized. This combination gives coordination and sound nerves.
June 21: Sun conjunct Mercury: This is an active day with hectic activity resulting in nervousness and physical exhaustion. It can be difficult for you to concentrate on one thing at a time. Work off nervous energy by taking a brisk walk or add a few drops of valerian tincture to water and drink. Valerian herb should be used in moderation.
June 22: Moon trine Jupiter and square Neptune. Some tendency to exaggeration and over optimism. It can be hard to deal with reality today as you can feel lethargic with a need for escape. Kava kava helps reduce lethargy and ginseng can have a stimulating effect.
June 23: New Moon in Cancer: New Moons bring new energy. This is a sign of nurturing and sensitivity. Brings strong family connections. Nervous tension and anxiety could lead to digestive and stomach disorders. These conditions can be helped by papaya enzymes. Peppermint/spearmint teas are also good for stomach disorders.
June 24: Venus trine Pluto: It is a good time to start a new health regimen. There can be a feeling of regeneration. Promotes healthy sexual function. This combination also favors pregnancy.
June 25: Mars square Jupiter: Though this tends to be an aspect of optimism, there is some tendency to excess putting a strain on the liver. The liver benefits from foods such as apples, carrots, zucchini and goat’s milk. Pushing yourself too hard can lead to muscle injuries. The magnesium in lettuce helps activate the muscles.
Week of June 26:
June 26: Mars trine Neptune: This is a day of healing both mentally and physically. You also benefit from outdoor exercise or water therapies such as swimming or a warm bath. Natural health measures appeal to you now.
June 27: Mercury square Jupiter; Mercury trine Neptune: This combination can cause an allergic reaction to coffee, tea, cola drinks and foods containing additives which should be used in moderation. Your liver can be overworking itself at this time. You need to cut down on fried foods and increase foods such as apples, beets and asparagus. Mercury trine Neptune is an inspirational combination. It gives vision and a healthy outlook. It favors spiritual and creative pursuits.
June 28: Mercury conjunct Mars: This can be a period of mental overwork, increased restlessness and a tendency toward nervous strain. It can be difficult to turn off the mind at night leading to insomnia. Nervine teas such as valerian or passion flower can be helpful. You may find yourself suffering with an overly acid stomach. You need to limit your intake of spicy foods. Ginger tea can help soothe the stomach.
June 29: Mercury opposite Pluto: This can be a difficult combination resulting in ego conflicts with other people that can strain the nervous system leading to nerve irritation. You can have mental intensity now but can also be experiencing stress-related ailments such as hypertension and insomnia. You may not be allowing yourself enough relaxation time. Borage is a good nerve tonic. Bergamot can help against insomnia.
June 30: Moon square Sun: There can be moodiness and changing energy levels. There is the potential for eyestrain. The roasted pulp of an apple applied to the eyelids can help relieve inflamed or tired eyes.
July 1: Moon aspects Jupiter, Mars, Pluto, Mercury and Saturn: A day of varied emotional tension, irritability, nervous stress, exaggeration. Keep stimulants such as coffee and soda low today. Overly spicy foods could lead to acid indigestion.
Coriander can be added to food to aid indigestion. You need to go with the flow as the more you try to control situations, the more tense you will become. A cup of chamomile or passion flower tea can relieve stress.
July 2: Mars opposite Pluto: This is a stressful combination where you can experience stress-related ailments, nervous irritation and damage to muscles and tendons from pushing yourself too hard. This is also an infectious combination where you can experience inflammatory or feverish responses during illness.
Juices made from carrots, beets, lemons, oranges, green pepper, watercress and parsley strengthen the immune system. Oppositions involve other people and anger is an issue with Mars Pluto. You may project anger onto other people or experience severe ego conflicts.
Mars Pluto combinations can indicate a proneness to parasitic type ailments such as Lyme disease or parasites in foods. You should wear protective clothing when in any wooded areas and avoid eating any questionable food.
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