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Health of the Nation
December 4 - 17, 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 combinations as well as information on days that promise vitality, mental stamina and/or endurance.*
Week of December 4, 2017
December 4: Moon aspects Uranus, Mars, Saturn and Mercury: There can ingenuity and self-initiative. A good day to tackle a difficult task. With Moon Saturn a need to drink more water to unblock emotions and to equalize water balance. This can be a busy day with hectic activity. You can find yourself scattered with an inability to relax. Foods such as strawberries and bananas promote tranquility.
December 5: Moon aspects Neptune, Jupiter and Pluto: Can be optimism and creative self-expression. Intuition is increased and there is a feeling of well-being. You would enjoy water therapies such as bathing or swimming today. With Moon opposite Pluto you may find yourself going from one extreme to the other as you switch from astuteness to obsessiveness. Emotions are off balance and other people seem to be getting in your way. A small amount of licorice root can help restore balance.
December 6: Mercury conjunct Saturn: This aspect confers mental clarity and concentration. A good day to begin a diet or a new health regimen. Will have discipline and determination.
Mercury sextile Mars. There is the desire for enterprise and a feeling of vigor and vitality. Your mind is sharp and you have good retention. Muscle building exercises are favored today which will add to your stamina and endurance. Lentils are excellent muscle builders.
Mars sextile Saturn: This is an excellent combination for endurance and resistance to disease. It is another good aspect for building up your muscles. You will also be able to accomplish a lot without experiencing fatigue. There is the energy to accomplish difficult tasks.
December 7: Moon trine Venus, square Jupiter, trine the Sun: This combination promotes emotional health. There is vitality and good cheer. This can also be an emotionally expressive combination resulting in exaggeration and a lack of balance. There can be overindulgence and immoderation. You may be retaining fluids. An herb of Jupiter is bilberry, which makes an effective diuretic.
December 8: Moon trine Uranus, Mercury and Saturn and sextile Mars: A good day for the mind and the emotions. You will have vitality and emotional energy today. This combination aids the constitution and promotes resistance.
December 9: Mars enters Scorpio: Mars is the “ancient” ruler of Scorpio and this placement brings out its passion and intensity and endurance. Emotions are expressed in a focused and direct way. There can sometimes be too much emphasis on sexual matters. Be sure to practice safe sex to avoid sexually transmitted disease. Athletic endeavors are a great way to use this energy.
December 10: Mercury trine Uranus: You can feel energized with a zest for life. Your mind is alert and you feel innovative and creative. A desire for uniqueness can lead you to an unusual health regimen. This could be a good day to try a new health therapy such as acupuncture or begin seeing a new doctor.
Venus square Neptune: At the same time your metabolism can be upset or out of balance today. There can be weakened glandular function or swollen glands. You can be more sensitive to drugs today so use prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines with care. Ginseng helps energize the body and acts as a glandular balancer.
Week of December 11:
December 11: No exact aspects.
December 12: Sun conjunct Mercury: This is a busy time 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.
December 13: Moon sextile Saturn and conjunct Mars: Some tendency to run hot and cold. Will have concentration and endurance but can overreact emotionally to petty things. A tendency to anger can lead to high blood pressure. Need an outlet for your anger such as physical exercise. Be careful around sharp-edged objects. A tendency to eat too fast can lead to stomach indigestion. Papaya is useful for an upset stomach.
December 14: Moon trine Neptune, conjunct Jupiter and sextile Pluto: There can be dreaminess, creativity and optimism. Healthy emotions aid the immune system. This combination brings intensity and depth. It gives passion to any working project and a feeling of emotional control.
December 15: Mercury conjunct Venus: This is a benign combination usually lifting the spirits and giving optimism. There can be some tendency to excess that could affect the intestines. Foods such as yogurt and buttermilk are an aid to the intestines.
December 16: Sun trine Uranus: You can be energetic and restless today. Your energy level is high and this combination is an aid to good blood circulation.
December 17: Moon conjunct Mercury and Venus and trine Uranus: This combination aids the memory and the nervous system. Gives stamina and mental energy. There can be satisfaction in mental activities and a sensible approach to problems. This is a good day to increase your intake of raw foods as it can help alleviate a health condition or make you feel more energized.
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