Monday, July 25, 2011
ASTROLOGY AND HEALTH: LEO
ZODIAC SIGN OF THE MONTH - LEO
Each sign of the zodiac rules a specific part of the human body and has requirements distinct from all other zodiacal signs. Because the astral body occupies a plane where due to velocities exceeding those of light spacial relations are of an entirely different order, it has both zones and compartments whose interrelation is not consistent with our conception of low-velocity three-dimensional existence. Thoughts, feelings and impulses are the foods of the astral body, and each type has an affinity for some one of the twelve compartments of the finer-form makeup. Thus thoughts and feelings about the personality immediately are assimilated and move into section one of the astral body, mapped by the first house of the birth-chart. Thoughts and feelings about money and personal possessions move into compartment two mapped by the second house...etc.
While the order of sequence is always the same, there may be the widest variation in the relation of the thought-cells in a given compartment to sections of the physical body which these thought-cells affect. Thus the thought-cells relating to money may, in one person's astral form, be in the feet (Pisces on the cusp of the second house); and may in another person be in the knees (Capricorn on the cusp of the second house)...etc.
Where the physical difficulty indicated by a prominent and afflicted planet is most apt to manifest, therefore, is indicated in the chart of birth by the sign occupied by that planet, by the signs ruled by that planet, or by the structure or organ of the anatomy the planet rules. In the human body Leo rules the spine, the back, and the heart.
The biochemic salt related to this sign is Magnesium phosphate (Mag. phos.), and because we feel pain or sensation through the sensory nerves and our response to the sensation received through these nerves results in motion or action, it acts upon the motor nerves.
Mag. phos. is the great anti-pain salt and is indicated in all cases of cramp and spasm, or where application of heat brings relief. Headaches, neuralgias, earache, spasmodic twitching of eyes or limbs, menstrual discomfort, convulsions, and all heart troubles. Mag. phos. helps one to "let go" and relax.
People who were born with the Sun or Moon in Leo or have Leo on the Ascendant, and when planets in Leo or the Ascendant are under progressed or transiting afflictions can avoid problems associated with the Leo cell salt and enjoy excellent health by supplying their bodies with Magnesium phosphate.
HERBS THAT RESONATE WITH LEO
Chamomile, daffodil, cowslip, anise, eglantine, fennel, eyebright, dill, lavender, poppy, yellow lily, marigold, St. John's wort, mistletoe, pimpernel, parsley and garden mint.
Marigold (Calendula officinalis). The flowers have astringent and antiseptic properties that help fight infections, including colds and flu, herpes virus, bowel and fungal infections. Hot marigold tea increases circulation and promotes sweating so as to alleviate fevers, throw off toxins, and improve the immune system, blood and lymphatic circulation. The flower tea can also help to regulate women's menstrual periods. Two teaspoons of the dried flower heads to eight ounces of boiling water, cover and steep 10 minutes.
AROMATHERAPY FOR LEO
Lavender (Lavendula officinalis) is a superb antiseptic first aid remedy as it speeds healing by stimulating tissue repair while minimizing scar formation. The essential oil of Lavender can be applied neat to relieve pain, speeding healing of burns, insect bites, stings, sores and wounds.
Lavender works wonders for muscle spasms and cramps when combined with valerian. Mix two drops of each oil with a little carrier oil (olive oil is fine) and massage into the spasm. Relief follows quickly thereafter.
For relief of tension or nervous stress, add about ten drops of Lavender to four to six ounces of water in a spray bottle and spray away...very good to spray in the bedroom when insomnia strikes.
MINERALS THAT RESONATE WITH LEO
The talismatic gem ruby, and such stones as the chrysolite (peridot), malachite and green aventurine, green and pink tourmaline, and soft yellow minerals. The Heart Chakra (4th Chakra) is energized by these stones and so, too, the circulation.
Ruby stimulates the heart chakra and assists in the attainment of values by gathering and amplifying energy while promoting and stimulating mental concentration. As a shielding stone it protects on all levels and guards safely one's consciousness from psychic attack.