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July 2019

Welcome to the monthly astrological health guide, Health of the Nation. Using planetary transits, the high points of each day with significant activity follow below. The information is geared to the general public and includes helpful tips to deal with stressful planetary combinations as well as information on days that promise vitality, mental stamina and/or endurance. This page, just like the rest of this Web site, is subject to a disclaimer.

July 1: Mars enters Leo until August 17: Can be a time of high energy. Martian energy works well in fire signs. Can be a time of much productive activity. There can be more endurance and less of a tendency to scatter energy. This placement enhance self-expression.

July 3: Venus enters Cancer until July 27: This can be a period of nurturing and caring. You will also desire to nurture yourself through ingesting good food and practicing positive health habits. Venus rules sweets and Cancer rules the stomach. There can be a tendency to overindulge in sugary foods or too many empty calories as well as a tendency toward laziness. The herb Willow aids in the digestion of sugar.

July 8: Venus sextile Uranus: This combination gives you vitality and enthusiasm. You will feel mentally stimulated with a zest for life. This planetary combinations promote healthy kidney function.

Mercury conjunct Mars: Can lead to mental overwork and excitability. Nerve irritability can lead to involuntary twitching and tics. A need to drink more water as there will be increased thirst. Brazil nuts and the herb gotu kola are an aid to mental clarity.

July 9: Sun opposite Saturn: Sun Saturn combinations can indicate bone conditions, poor circulation and dental troubles. Resistance can be down. You can have energy problems and there can be less vitality and proneness to illness arising from neglect. You may require more calcium. A good time to increase your intake of fresh fruits and green vegetables. You benefit from techniques that release blocked energy and tension such as chiropractic adjustment or deep body massage.

July 11: Sun trine Neptune: This combination promotes healing. Water therapies are helpful at this items. A spiritual healing could occur at this time or you could benefit from a “hands-on” healer. A walk in a park can be rejuvenating. This energy conflicts with the following combination.

Mars square Uranus: This can be a disruptive combination giving an erratic nature and a craving for excitement. It promotes feverish activity and a tendency to hastiness and impatience. Anger can be an issue leading to an increase of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. It is probably best to avoid highly spiced foods for a few days. Irritation and frustration can find an outlet in sports.

Ripe strawberries help neutralize acid in the stomach. Nervous stress and pain and cramps from muscle spasms is also a possibility. Arnica lotion or ointment is useful for muscle cramps or muscle spasm. There can also be danger around electrical appliances or overloaded circuits. Get rid of any dated appliances that could cause an electrical problem. There is also the danger of rupturing a muscle by pushing yourself too hard.

July 14: Sun opposite Pluto: This is a stressful combination where if you push yourself too hard there can be a breakdown in health. You are more prone to infection now as well as to stress-related illness. Garlic and onions help fight infection. Siberian ginseng is thought to be an effective stress reducer.

July 17: Venus opposite Saturn: This combination can have a variety of effects. The skin can be drier than usual. Calendula lotion is soothing to the skin. You may be subject to throat disorders at this time. Drinking thyme tea with honey added can help a sore throat. There can be an acid/alkaline imbalance at this time. Chervil and Chinese cabbage are effective mineralizers.

July 18: Venus trine Neptune: This is a period 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.

July 19: Mercury re-enters Cancer in its retrograde motion and remains until August 11: Positively, this placement aids the memory but there can be an emotional component to your thinking. Health wise, you could experience food allergies and nervous indigestion. You can also experience a nervous stomach. Fennel is an excellent herb for stomach indigestion.

July 21: Venus opposite Pluto: There can be unusual cravings today and a difficulty metabolizing sugar. Chromium is important in the metabolism of sugar. It is found in Brewer’s yeast, carob and whole, unrefined foods. It can also be taken as a supplement.

Sun conjunct Mercury: A busy day with a lot of scurrying around and hectic activity resulting in nervousness and physical exhaustion. Can be overly subjective with a need to think things through. Work off nervous energy by taking a brisk walk or enjoying a cup of chamomile tea.

July 22: Sun enters Leo: Creativity is emphasized. There can be ego satisfaction and self-expression, Being a fire sign, vitality is enhanced. Leo rules the heart muscle and spine. Susceptible individuals are subject to back pain. Avoid heavy lifting to avoid back problems. A mustard pack can alleviate back pain. Leo rules the heart muscle. Avoid strenuous exercise or any exercise in sweltering heat if you are prone to heart disease. Anyone with heart disease needs to be monitored by a doctor.

July 24: Mercury conjunct Venus: This combination helps lift the spirits and gives optimism. There can be some tendency toward self-indulgence. There can be a propensity toward acidosis in the body which can be helped by alfalfa either as a tea or in tablet form.

July 25: Mars trine Jupiter: This combination gives health and vitality and the ability to resist disease. It also aids liver function. There is also improved muscle tone making it a good time to begin doing weight-bearing exercises. It is a good time for electional surgery.

July 27: Venus enters Leo until August 20: This placement enhances the love nature,. This placement aids ego energy giving you more confidence

July 29: Sun square Uranus: This is erratic energy which can cause nervousness or moodiness according to changes in the barometer. There is a desire for the new and different which can lead to reckless activity. However, you need to avoid dangerous situations today as you can be more accident-prone. You benefit from calming foods such as celery, turkey, bananas, figs, chamomile tea and valerian tea.

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