(Q): Do you happen to know any herbal treatments for someone with chronic asthma? A friend is seeing a Chinese doctor, and she is prescribing a tea made of dried earthworms. Do you have any ideas on this?
(A): Yes, there is a company called Gaia GS that sells a product called 'Jeffrey's Lung Formula' that is a very powerful, natural medicine for the lungs for all kinds of conditions, including asthma. It is made of four things: the herbs hyssop, mullein, and Echinacea, which are combined with an extract of garlic.
From Jay Puryear at Gaia GS) If you need the products: Jeffrey's Lung Formula, Sanicle, or Fo-ti, you can contact us at 800-994-9355 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We do this to be of service and will either give you the formula to make yourself or you can purchase this bottled product from us.
(Q): Can you give us directions on how to make the lung formula?
(A): Use equal parts of the dried herbs (Echinacea, hyssop and mullein) to fill a quart jar half full, then add olive (or vegetable) oil to fill up the rest of the jar and place a lid on it. Soak the herbs for two weeks and then strain. Separately, simmer a clove of diced garlic in olive oil for approximately 30 minutes so that you have an herb oil and a garlic oil. Then you mix, for example, 3/4 cup of herb oil with 1/4 cup of garlic oil and place it in a dark jar and refrigerate it. It will last for a long time - up to two years. The dosage is 25 drops a day, 3 times a day, on the tongue.
(A): Which planets/signs correlate to the body's blood sugar level, and where one would look in a chart to find indication of excessively high or low blood sugar? Also, is there a natural remedy for either condition?
(A): Yes, this is always a Pluto, Scorpio, or eighth house problem because of its direct linkage or correlation to the pancreas, which is regulating the levels of sugar in the system relative to insulin. The antidote is an herb called Sanicle, which must be prepared as a tincture. In that form the dosage is 25 eye drops on the tongue, three times a day.
(Q): You have said that Jupiter retrograde can correlate to problems with a person's metabolism due to a deficiency of iodine. Is there a natural treatment or remedy to improve that condition?
(A): Either natural kelp, which is full of iodine, or homeopathic idium, which is iodine. Idium is quite toxic, so if you choose to use that, visit a professional homeopath to determine the right dose for you.
Medical correlations for Saturn
(Q): In my somewhat limited notes from class last year I have the following correlations for Saturn and am just checking on accuracy: B & T cells, skeleton, marrow (source of B&T cells), spinal discs, structure of brain, skin, key minerals in body, manic depression, migraines.
I also recorded that Pluto is the ruler of the spine. Since the spine is part of the skeleton, is Pluto like a sub ruler within the skeletal system of the area of the spine? If so, are there other sub rulers of the skeleton, like the skull (Aries, Mars), the hands (Gemini/Mercury), but all under the primary rulership of Saturn (bones)?
(A): Pluto correlates to the 'sushumna' of the actual fluids within the spinal column. Yes, to the sub rulers.
Saturn and bad back
(Q): I know someone who has a disc that slipped out a few years ago and now is experiencing stomach problems. Chiropractors have not been able to help her pop the disc in but only to relieve the pain for a short while. In her chart she has Saturn in the 10th house in Gemini opposing Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Sagittarius in the fourth, with all this squaring the nodes, which are the south node in Leo in the 12th and the north node conjunct Mars in Aquarius in the sixth. Is this the reliving of some old trauma, and/or do these symbols indicate that it is a "chronic" condition that must be experienced for some reason? Also transiting Uranus is currently passing over the north node/Mars.
(A): Yes, this is a karmic pattern, which means it was fated from birth. The cause is unresolved traumas of a sexual and psychological nature that are deeply repressed relative to the naval and root chakras, thus the conditions that you describe. Also, the entire sciatic nervous system would be implicated, which will compound the problem, along with the pancreas, duodenum, and liver with sympathetic reactions in the colon and intestine and the peristaltic action therein. The current transit you point out means it is time for her to address those suppressed traumas and the reasons she needed to create them for herself - to own them versus being a victim to them - then the karma will be removed and the conditions will stabilize.
(Q): As she confronts these issues and begins to deal with them are there any foods/herbs that would help ease the symptoms and/or things that should be avoided so as not to irritate the different organs/nervous system/spine?
(A): A tincture of sanicle, 25 eye drops per day; the herb wintergreen, made into a tea; colonics that have a pinch of the herb catnip, which helps promote tonality and peristaltic action; 500 mg per day of pantothenic acid; vitamin B complex; and niacin. She should build up her system slowly with the niacin; perhaps use 25mg of the 'flush' kind at a time, and work up to about 300 mg per day. She can also use Vitalitea and do some yoga postures like the cobra for sure, and the spinal twist. And she should get deep tissue massage.
Spinal disc damage
(Q): My son's stepdaughter is currently in Germany in the Army. The doctor is going to run an MRI on her, as he suspects disc damage. Considering that she has Saturn in Scorpio in the third in a new phase conjunction to Pluto in Libra in the third, this is probably genetic damage. The Saturn/Pluto conjunction opposes her Aries Sun and Mars in Taurus in the ninth and inconjuncts her Venus in Gemini in the 10th. What would be the holistic approach to help the problem?
(A): To help her understand the psychological causes for the physical condition. This signature also correlates to a high degree of stress in the adrenals, kidneys, and sciatic nerves.
(Q): What planet/sign rules the lymphatic system?
(A): Pluto and the Moon.
Medical situation doctors can't diagnose
(Q1): I have a client with a medical situation the doctors can't figure out. She has Mercury at 12 Sagittarius, the Sun at 15 Sagittarius, and an Ascendant of 18 Aquarius, with Pluto at 16 Leo on the Descendant. The transits have been tough for awhile! They have monitored her and found that her heart beats regularly during the day but irregularly at night. She has been having mini strokes and has lost her sight in her left eye. Now her right eye is acting up. They don't know what it is but suspect it may be .
I have Carl Jansky's book and Eileen Nauman's, but are there any other good reference books in print? In looking at Eileen Nauman's book I found reference to orotic acid as ruled by Pluto and which regenerates cells. "MS is thought to stem from a deficiency of orotic acid." This is also called Vitamin B-13. Have you heard of it? Uranus in Aquarius is also related to nerve degeneration, blurring of vision and strokes. The doctors are at a loss and say she's "going fast." Do you know of anything that can help her?
(Q2): Reinhold Ebertin's "Astrological Healing: The History and Practice of Astromedicine" is still in print and available through amazon.com.
I still have so much to learn about the medical stuff. Is your client's Mercury Sun in the 10th or 11th house? You mention that Uranus in Aquarius relates to nerve degeneration, blindness and strokes; i.e., if the Sun is in the 11th, this could relate to the blindness in the left eye (woman), and also to the strokes. But then what are the causes of/reasons for this? Is her Moon in Pisces or Aquarius? I'll be interested to see the answer about this as well.
(A): I would have to see the whole chart. There is not enough information in what you have presented. One compound that may help would be lipoic acid, which acts as a precursor to boost all natural physiological functions of the body. It is also the number one remover of free radicals and acts to reverse degenerating nerves wherever they may exist in the body. The correct dosage would be 200 mg per day combined with magnesium and calcium.
(Q1): Her birth data is December 7, 1948; 11:33 am; Oklahoma City, OK. Her Sun/Mercury conjunction is in the tenth squaring her eight degree Pisces Moon in the first and eight degree Virgo Saturn in the seventh. She runs a hypnotherapy institute and runs herself ragged (Capricorn Mars conjunct Jupiter in the 11th). Thanks for the lipoic acid suggestion. If you see any more, it would really be appreciated.
Rulership of the physical body
(Q): Do Aries/Mars/1st House correlate to the physical body? If not, what does?
(A): No, it does not. The various signs, planets, and houses all correlate to different parts of the body and its physiology. The body in total, as a 'container' for the soul, correlates to Saturn, Capricorn, and the 10th house.
(Q): I am currently counseling a client who suffers from epididymitis (inflammation, pain and swelling in the structure which lies on and around each testicle). His birth data is August 13, 1971; 9:45 am; Vancouver, BC. I was thinking of pumpkin seeds and zinc, but would you recommend anything else?
(A): To my knowledge, that condition is caused by an external infection that is normally associated either with the person himself who is having intercourse with someone who is infected and/or a person who has a partner who is not being faithful: Contracting the infection from another and then giving it to their partner thru intercourse. The underlying source of the infection is normally treated with antibiotics. The remedies you mention can 'contain' it but not heal it.
(Q): What do you recommend as treatment to clients who have eczema?
(A): Homeopathically gelsemium, tinctures of sanicle and Fo-ti, niacin (the flush kind), Vitamin B complex, and pantothenic acid. Nutritionally, I recommend lots and lots of water and having one's primary food intake be grains, green and yellow vegetables and minimizing the intake of meat, although organic meat once a week is a good idea because of the specific enzyme that the body needs that can only be found in meat.
(Q): Do you make correlations between skin disorders and excessive worry, depression, and/or neurological disorders?
(Q): Have you seen a significant number of clients with stressed out Saturn/Mercury having skin problems?
(A): Yes, and also with Mercury in the 10th house or in Capricorn.
(Q): I was going over the medical astrology again and see that colitis correlates to Pluto specifically. Could we also implicate Virgo in the equation and, if so, is there a greater tendency for colitis in the Pluto in Virgo generation? Finally, what natural remedies do you recommend with clients with this problem?
(A): Virgo correlates specifically to the 'tonality' of the colon and intestine, the peristaltic action. The best herb to recreate the tonality/peristaltic action is, believe it or not, catnip. The specific herb/tincture for colitis is sanicle.
(Q): I have a client who has been suffering from migraines since she was 12, and they are now exacerbated by menopause. Is there a particular signature in the chart for migraines, and do you have some suggestions for natural methods to alleviate them? Also, was it licorice root that you recommend during menopause?
(A): Typically, Uranus is implicated thru stressful aspects, or a stacked 11th house, or a bunch of planets in Aquarius. She can use a combination of pantothenic acid, niacin, B complex, and an herbal tincture of Fo-ti. Frequent deep tissue massage and frequent hot baths full of Epsom salts will also help. Yes to the licorice root, and also catnip herb.
(Q): The homeopathic remedy you recommend for triggering production of synovial fluid in the joint capsules is Calc/Phos. Is the full name for this one Calcarea Phosphorica?
(A): Yes, I think so. Mag/phos is also good for this.
Uranus transiting Pisces
(Q): I find myself grappling with the archetype of Pisces and Neptune. Does the transit of Uranus in Pisces across angular houses have a greater impact on an individual's chart?
(Q): And if this transit is aspecting a natal chart with planets in Pisces, what kind of energy is it generating?
(A): To liberate from any existing dynamics that are preventing maximum individual actualization relative to one's true nature.
(Q): Personally, for me this transit feels so very significant. I have Pisces at five degrees on my MC, with Saturn retrograde conjunct Chiron which opposes Pluto conjunct Uranus in my fourth house. Physically, what do I need to be watchful of and what herbs and/or supplements can I take to assist me during this stressful transit?
(A): Digestive issues caused thru the pancreas; skin conditions due to the body trying to purge existing toxins; a dehydration of synovial fluids, which can cause aching in the joints; a deficiency in calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus; lymph gland swelling, again due to toxins trying to come out; potential disruptions in the balance of the white and red blood cells; deficiency in iron; spontaneous kundalini secretions throughout the body producing symptoms which can include feeling numbness in various areas of the body and/or sometimes a kind of paralysis in different areas of the body; alternating between feeling very hot to feeling very cold; tingling sensations in various areas of the body; migraines; intense pressure in the back of the neck/skull, which is a reflection of the hypothalamus, and so on.
Herbs: sanicle as a tincture, Fo-ti as a tincture, the supplements for the lack of different minerals as above, frequent deep tissue massage, frequent hot baths with Epsom salts, niacin, vitamin B-complex, and panothothenic acid, lipoic acid, and frequent 'sun baths.'
to be continued ..........