|Posted on Saturday, August 18, 2001 - 1:34 am: |
After talking to a couple of holistic physicians it has come to my attention that there is a cycle going on that affects the kidneys and adrenals. I wonder if there is a clearly defined astrological cycle that is causing it and if so when is it supposed to end.
Personally, I have had to use a few nutritional supplements, in much higher doses than usual, in order to function normally. Will be glad to share the protocol if anyone is interested. Pearl
|Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 4:38 pm: |
The adrenals are affected by any kind of stress. Right now, the main stressors are the Saturn-Pluto opposition which is longer lasting, but Mercury is right in the thick of it now and Mars is not completely clear of the "T" square. Depending on your horoscope, you may have been more or less affected by this.
Personally, I think Pluto is the biggest adrenal stressor, but anything requiring extra energy to cope will trigger an adrenal response.
See my article on:
|Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2001 - 9:24 am: |
Pearl, many are affected by the adrenal stress problem--but don't realize it. Siberian ginseng is the number one herb for this problem.
|Posted on Friday, August 31, 2001 - 12:19 pm: |
There are several factors to consider with the adrenals. The first is the cause of stress. If it is addressed, the perception of stress will also change. This is far easier said than done, but astrologers have much more information at their disposal than psychologists or endocrinologists because they can see the psychospiritual descriptions of stress as well as the timing and duration of stress in the horoscope.
In fact, the timing issue is so simple that anyone who has taken as little as a two-hour seminar on astrology can figure out this part of the stress equation.
The deeper causes are usually very deep indeed because even if one has been exposed to a very real risk, such as a frightening flight, there will still be some indicator in the horoscope to show why this felt personal, why it happened to one person rather than another, why it happened when it did, and why the response to it was what it was. The adrenals function below the level of consciousness. They work with instinctual memory but they are pacified by trust, real faith in the outcome, not some mantra about staying in the flow and believing there is a higher purpose for everything.
They are there to support survival in the physical realm not lunch for a tiger or premature death in the sky. So, they are suspicious of the platitudes of high-minded reasoning that is out of touch with their reality.
What the foods and herbs do is increase the margins of coping. They obviously do not change the weather or the mechanical condition of a plane nor change the tiger's opinion of its hunger. To the extent that stress is ongoing, not sudden, the herbs stabilize the kidney-adrenal system so that there seems to be more stamina for dealing with the issues that are related to the stress.
Siberian ginseng is indeed one of the adaptogens used for stress, but I prefer it in a food form, mixed in with other herbs and eaten as a sort of snack food.
Real ginseng (Siberian ginseng is not a ginseng) has a more direct effect on stamina but is not advised for children. Licorice, rehmannia, lotus seeds, sesame seeds, figs, schizandra berries, and many other herbs are also useful; but nothing beats ridding oneself of stress altogether.
|Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 12:47 pm: |
In December 2001, I had a psychotic break (due to stress, fat burnner
pills) I had nasty reactions to the medication and the doctor would not
switch me so I stopped taking it and had it happened again.
Currenlty all that is over, however it feels as if my brain doesn't
work and I can barely function. Do you know if you can help or if anyone can help
me? Therapists don't work. No medication is helping.
I do not hear voices or have any psychotic actions.
Is there anything I can do to get my mind to work like it did before
all of this happened? I have trouble with basic functions, learning,
I feel very hopeless and helpless like my life is over and completely
Does that make any sense? And of course that causes me to be
Can anyone help?
|Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 - 10:12 pm: |
There are lots of missing pieces to this story. It is possible that you had a chemical reaction to the drugs. You should do some research to see if others experience psychotic episodes using the same or similar medications. I assume the drugs work by altering basic functions so as to stimulate fat metabolism.
This is an astrological site and you didn't provide any birth data, but difficulty metabolizing fat is usually due to a fire-water imbalance. It is reckless to try to change physiological functions without recognition and preparation for the possible reactions.
For instance, stimulating fire can mobilize toxins that are stored in fat. The body is pretty merciful. If you are exposed to a toxin, the body can osmose moisture practically out of nowhere to dilute the toxins. It can also build up fat to isolate the toxins. This is why a lot of fat is brown.
When you melt this down, the toxins are free to circulate. The average person ingests at least ten pounds of artificial garbage a year, one pound or more of which is quite dangerous. Therefore, a good weight loss plan will take into account the cause of weight gain and offer some assistance for detoxification if toxicity is, in fact, related to the weight gain and fat.
For this reason, I prefer diets and herbs that are bitter rather than spicy. You can read the new article on this at http://www.astroheal.com/energeticpatterns/taste.html
If there is no reason to suspect toxicity and the individual is watery, spices will work fine. Lots of diets have side effects so it's good to understand the energetic basis of each option and to compare these to the constitutional type and its requirements.
At this point, gradual detoxification should be helpful, but you might want to contact a qualified herbalist so that a proper evaluation of your needs is made before you risk another ill-conceived strategy.
|Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2003 - 10:17 am: |
Sadie is my 5 yr old German Shepherd.(Pisces) Born 3/8/98 . She was just recently diagnosed with a rare and Fatal disease called Chylothorax disease. It causes fluid to fill up her lungs. Makes the lungs float and constrict around her heart.
The Veterinary Hospital just took out 3 Liters of the fluid(Chyle) last Wednesday. The disease is idiopathic and They have ran all kinds of tests to see what could of caused it. They ruled out tumors, heart disease, and any other obstructions. She is being seen by a Specialist at a VCA Hospital in a neighboring state right now. But the Surgery is a 50/50% chance that it will be sucessful. At a cost of $3500! Which is not a major issue because I would go well over and beyond to do any thing for her.
There is little known about the disease. Our options are very limited and they include:
1. Thoracic duct ligation and partial pericardectomy. And if that doesn't work.
2. Pump placement which tend to have numerous mechanical complications but they say they are worth trying if surgery is not successful.
I had surgery scheduled for today but I cancelled it, I'm going to reschedule, because I read ( Llewellyn's Moon Sign Book) that there should not be any lunar aspects to Mars during surgery. And since there's a square to Mars for the next 2 days I'm thinking about trying to reschedule the surgery after the moon has passed Gemini which rules the lungs.
I also read that Venus should also be aspected well. Am I doing the right thing by putting the surgery off until later in the month? With only a 50% chance the surgery will be successful I feel like it's the right thing to do. Also Llewellyn says to make sure the surgery is not done when the moon is in the same sign as the patient's sun sign and to make sure the Moon is in a fixed sign. So, maybe the 15th Moon in Libra 1 day before the full moon, or the 24th Moon in Aquarius(Fixed). Which there will be a 4 day stretch with no lunar aspects to Venus, Mars or Jupiter. After the stretch on the 28th Venus=C, Mars=X ,Jupiter=T.
I will check with the Vet to see if we can wait that long( if it is not detremental to her health). I really could use some prayers and advice. If you only knew how much I love this creature!
P.S. I live in PA and the Surgery is going to take place in Gaithersburg, MD
|Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2003 - 2:47 pm: |
Since you wrote me privately and I responded to that email, I assume you preferred that the reply not be posted?
|Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 7:54 am: |
Hi, I hope this is now the proper place on your site to post this question to you Ingrid. Two years ago I gave birth to my first child and continue to breastfeed, of course substantially less now than in the begining. My vaginal tissue has thinned somewhat and a small patch of skin has even lightened near my urethra. It seems to be a low estrogen problem according to recent blood work. I have never heard of this happening to a woman who is nearly 30. I was presribed an estrogen cream to rule out that it is indeed a hormonal imbalance and not a skin disorder known as lichen schlerosis. I've had rough bouts of PMS the past year or so, and I believe that it is hormonal, but a deep feeling inside myself just won't even let me open the estrogen tube. I don't trust it. I need to heal from the inside out. My husband and I would like to get pregnant again within the year, but not if I am as off balance as it seems. Is this part of my Saturn return in Cancer? (skin, deficiency, motherhood) Is this part of Pluto's transformative energy on my Sag. Sun, Merc, Venus, and Neptune? Where do I start to regain my balance? My DOB is 12/06/1974, Goshen NY at 7:38pm. Thank you so much for any insight/advice you can offer.
|Posted on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 11:09 pm: |
Personally, I would never take anything with hormones from another being . . . nor would I take synthetic hormones, but this is obviously a highly individualistic matter. My reasons are more esoteric than medical. Since I specialize in the chakras and their relationship to the endocrine system, I am keenly aware that the spin of chakras determines hormonal output and the presence or lack thereof of specific hormones is related to our own chakra development and use.
So, I would fix the underlying problem rather than use someone else's hormones. This said, it's impossible to know what is happening, but you might try some demulcent herbs to see if the condition is relieved at all by diet and herbs.
|Posted on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 11:10 pm: |
So today is the second anniversary of my boyfriend's surgery that began the long and excruciating journey into the depths of hell. Despite the fact that before the procedure he felt a lot of discomfort, he says that that was NOTHING compared to the pain he's felt since then. He says that if he had it to do over again, he wouldn't have done it.
However, I'm thinking that it probably needed to be done. He just, two years ago, should had a better doctor recommended to him (yet another victim of hospital politics and keeping-it-in-the-family nonsense).
Anyway, two years ago he had an epididymectomy on the left side. The epididymis connects the testicle to the prostate. It's a little, very long, tube that the sperm travels through, slowly, being aged and seasoned, etc, until it's ready to enter the world (at that point in time, the sperm is 90 days old--so it's a really long trip). He also--what the hell, while you're at it--had a vasectomy. Prior to the surgery, he'd felt a lump just above his testicle. It had been there for some time, and he kept saying "Maybe it'll go away...". Typical guy. It didn't go away, the discomfort just increased, and spread through is belly.
So he had the procedure. Two years ago. Nothing malignant.
Since then, he's been in absolute excruciating agony. It didn't start until several months after the procedure, although he did say that it really hurt afterwards. The urologist kept reassuring him that pain is normal for six months after surgery.
so go away, basically
But at the eight month mark, right at that 11dSag58m eclipse in December (4th) of 2002, he was in screaming pain and we went to emergency. They found no torsion, no hernia, no kidney stone, no nothing. We told them about the procedure and they said "yeah, it must be that, that epi.... Yeah. Go see your urologist."
We've been back to emergency countless times in the last year-and-a-half, and let me tell you, when you show up there, asking for morphine, they let you scream for several hours, because eventually, you'll tire of acting as if you need it and go away without scoring your high.
So we would make sure we took all of his pills with us every time (look, if we want a 'high,' we can stay home and take all these pills...). But when the pain gets really bad, and he starts throwing up the pills he just took because the pain is just that bad, he needs to get a shot of demerol, or IV morphine or stemetol or something.
Most medical people aren't trained very well about how to deal with pain. And they are spectacularly stingy when it comes to doling out pain killers. My ex-army former-bouncer tough guy boyfriend would be lying on the floor screaming in pain, crying, writhing, begging for mercy, and...because it's not a heart attack, and it's not going to kill him, it's not critical. They'll get around to him when they get around to him. And then, of course, they'll give him maybe 10% of what he needs to effectively address the pain.
So he hasn't worked in well over a year (too much pain and/or too much morphine to think clearly), and we are so very poor. I work in dribs and drabs (with students, online), but mostly, I make sure that I'm here so I can wake him so he can take his pills, or to make sure he doesn't burn the house down falling asleep after lighting a cigarette (I know I know. We'll stop him eventually).
So what they figure (after endless, snail-paced consultations and examinations and specualtions) is that either the urologist $%*^#$%@! up royally--nicking a nerve or something--or simply that a blood clot formed as a result of the surgery. But still, for all those first few months when something could have been done to resolve the blood clot, the doctor was dismissing him, saying "pain is normal [go away]".
After several ultrasounds that all said "thrombosed vein in the spermatic cord" the urologist--who had initially said 'that's impossible'--finally said "we MUST send you to the thrombosis clinic!" Ya see, he *assumed* it was impossible, because...why...he'd never seen one before <roll>.
So the doctor at the thrombosis clinic told my boyfriend that there is no way that the blood thinners they use there could help him now (he saw this doctor probably fifteen months after that surgery). It's no longer a blood clot. It is now scar tissue. He figures that this scar tissue presses against the nerves in his spermatic cord and cause him this sharp stabbing pain.
Incidentally, whenever we were in the ambulance or in emergency, I would say to the paramedics or doctors "ever been kicked in the nuts? Okay. Remember that pain? Imagine that pain NEVer going away. Imagine being in that kind of constant agony, 24/7, for sixteen months."
You get movement then. Actually, the paramedics driving the ambulance would turn on the lights and sirens and FLY to the hospital. Usually, because it's not a heart attack and/or something that will kill him, they're not supposed to. It's not warranted. But they do it anyway because when you tell them that, they can relate. It's all about their boys. Their tender, valuable boys--which should never have to feel bad. They just want to feel good.
I had the same conversation with a guy from a credit-collections agency who wouldn't stop calling us. After I told him this story, he said "okay, don't worry about it. I'll take care of it." The calls stopped.
Anyway, earlier this year, the doctor at the chronic pain clinic gave my boyfriend an article about microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord, and got him a referral to a neurosurgeon. We were scheduled to see him on March 24th. The day before, they called and cancelled. They re-booked for June 30th.
ARE YOU *KIDDING* ME?
Okay, so if it's a nerve thing, a neurosurgeon would be The Guy.
My boyfriend's doctor, after months and months of trying to approach this from a different angle, since the urologist was USEless, finally, a month or two ago, examined his testicle and region again, noticed the lump, and said "Okay. You have GOT to see a urologist." So we got an appointment to another urologist. We'd seen him a year ago for a second opinion. His opinion was "cut it off."
My boyfriend who, at that time, was in extreme pain because he had two kidney stones scraping and grinding their way out of his system, was in a very bad mood because he had been waiting for HOURS to see the guy. In agony. They finally got to him at 4:59, and this urologist spend one minute with him and said "orchiectomy" (removal of the left testicle).
After that meeting, my boyfriend returned to his normal urologist, who just wanted nothing to do with this obnoxious patient, and when my boyfriend said "okay, let's cut it off," he said "nono, we'll do everything we can to save it."
It seems that this guy just wanted this patient--a living breathing reminder of a royal ****-up he'd made--to GO AWAY. So he figured "if I tell him I'll have to cut of the nut, he'll learn to live with the pain."
My boyfriend, instead, said "Okay. Let's do it."
He said "nono."
When my boyfriend said "Look, I'm in agony. Please just do it."
Urologist: "How it look on me, if this surgery didn't work?"
HOW WOULD IT LOOK ON *YOU*??!!
My boyfriend said "How will it look on you if I commit suicide to end the pain and the suicide note names you as the reason?"
"Well I can't operate on you, you're suicidal." And he smiled a smug, snotty little smile, like 'haha on you.'
That is the last time my boyfriend saw THAT guy. He sent him away with three referrals. One of those urologists is retired, one is not taking any new patients, and the third one never called back.
Well, fast forward to the present day. My boyfriend has found himself a new family doctor (the old one was way overburdened and also, really erratic, unpredictable, alarmingly irrational and emotional at times); he still visits the chronic pain clinic once a week for nerve blocks, after which he is numb and feels NO pain. He's very happy on pain-free Thursdays.
He also, just recently saw that same urologist again--the one who kept him waiting in agony all afternoon. April fifth he saw him.
We showed this doctor the article that chronic pain doctor gave to us, and, although he's never done a denervation before, this article is very technical, and describes in great detail exactly how you do it. Apparently, this fellow, we found out later, is an exceptional surgeon. One of the best in his field. Too bad we didn't get him two years ago. Sigh.
So I asked the doctor (as per what I learned in the article) "So what happens if you remove the testicle and the pain remains?" It often does.
He said that they could do both. Remove the testicle and do the denervation. That way, you double your chances of completely resolving the pain. Hm. Just as long as he knows what he's doing (we've had way too much experience with medical ineptitude these last two years)(my boyfriend seems to be able to find them)(or they find him...).
So we asked him "How long would we have to wait for the procedure?" Last time we had to wait two and a half months.
"You sign the consent, and you'll be in in two weeks."
Umm, but what about the neurosurgeon we were supposed to see June 30th? You're talking denervation. Shouldn't we see him first? (I know we WOULD have, March 24th, but there you go). I sent a fax to this urologist, after our meeting, asking him if he could confer with the neurosurgeon (right there at the same hospital).
So, all of a sudden, my boyfriend can see the end to all of this torment (the greatest torment, in any case).
Naturally, I'm all freaked out about the date and the timing and all of that.
But I should be able to, when I go down there with the signed consent form, tell them "How about May [blah]? Do you have time on that day?" In that way, I can get a good day and avoid a bad day.
Naturally, since it's related to nerves, I want to wait until May (Mercury direct)(it stations direct on his natal Jupiter). Two years ago, when he had the first surgery, Mars was in Gemini--actually, exactly squaring my boyfriend's natal Mars in Pisces, also squaring his Uranus/Pluto in Virgo. Hm. Mars is in Gemini now, but by May, will be in Cancer, which won't be as stressful for his natal planets in Pisces and Virgo. We should avoid the full Moon in Scorpio (operation on the sex organs). But an astrologer friend of mine mentioned some apprehension about this upcoming Mars-Saturn conjunction. And what about the Uranus-Jupiter opposition?
TOO MANY TREES!!
So I was wondering if you guys could recommend what I should be looking into as far as what to avoid and what to favour when scheduling surgery?
Any and all advice would be deeply appreciated.
my boyfriend: March 5, 1964, 5:30am (05:30) Edmonton Alberta Canada
me: September 20th, 1965, 1:45pm (13:45) Tillsonburg Ontario Canada
the first surgery: April 9, 2002, 2:00pm (14:00) Toronto Ontario Canada (obviously, I can't be sure exZACTly when the surgery began...)(but that's around the time when he was rolled into the room and I made my way to the waiting room and looked at the clock).
boyfriend's current solar return: March 5, 2004, 12:09:35am (00:09:35), Toronto Ontario Canada
solar return the year his life went to hell-in-a-handbasket (interesting chart):
March 5, 2002, 12:41:30pm (12:41:30) Toronto Ontario Canada
|Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 1:10 pm: |
Sorry to hear about this horrendous and challenging condition. At the risk of adding further to your frustration, I have to say that the complexities exceed what can be addressed in a public forum such as this.
I did contact an MD who used to run the ER for a hospital. He did not wish to be referenced. We both, however, agreed that conferring with someone outside the system could be a start. Assuming you are still in Ontario, I could perhaps point you to someone in that area.
|Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2004 - 11:14 am: |
Thanks for your quick response, and also, for the time you spent investigating. Wow. Thank your doctor friend, too--that is, if it won't get you in trouble to do so.
And regarding your question, yes, we are still in Ontario--specifically, Toronto. Given that it's a big city (and hence a big pool of potential clients/customers) it may be to our advantage, in that there are probably a lot of good people in alternative or complementary practices here. I'm obviously hoping that the names you provide will be to people pracitising in Toronto.
Incidentally, he is getting treatment from a really amazing osteopath--which includes acupuncture (I've been bugging him about that for YEARS), as well as decompression of his spine (paramilitary accident)(you're SO right that his problems are complex [and you have no idea]--like a hydra: you cut off one problem and seven more grow in to replace it)(must be his Sun/Chiron conjunction).
He's also seeing a cranio-sacral therapist.
I've been feeding him this and that supplement, and miraculously enough, I've managed to convince him to modify his diet (drops of water on a rock, but we're starting to make headway).
Worrying about when would be the best time for surgery is *way* too huge and cumbersome. There will never be a perfect day. And he will not wait, in any case. So there's a part of me that's kinda hoping that it is out of our hands and that the doctor's office says "okay. This is your date and this is your time. See you then."
Let go and let God, as they say.
I guess I'll let you know when all is said and done.
|Posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - 11:46 pm: |
I don't know if I'm doing this right, because I haven't heard from you. Have you had a chance to see this? Thanks so much.
Greetings of love and peace, Ingrid
After decades of strange and persistant spells of poor health,a diagnosis has finally been made of: parasite, infection, food allergens, leaky gut, Hashimoto disease, adrenal burnout, low progesterone etc. The identified parasite is: blastocystis hominis - moderate. The naturopathic doctor I have found has created the following regime: ADP (Product by Bioticsresearch; primarily made of Oregano oil); Paracide Forte (by Orthomolecularproducts; made of Artemesia Annua 175mg, Olive Leaf Extract 110mg, Oregano Leaf Extract 85 mg, Grapefruit Seed Extract 75 mg, and Goldenseal Root 60mg); Articin and Florabiotic 16.
I am 52 years old and have been travelling to India and the middle east since I was 17. Its likely that this problem started that long ago. For the last 25 years I have only used alternative methods to help with a variety of symptoms. All conventional treatments proved always far too harsh. I've learned that I am extremely sensitive to treatments -- I usually end up taking 1/4 the normal adult dose of any remedy -- homeopathic, auyuvedic, chineese, etc -- and body workers work on me like they would with a baby. I've never been able to get very far on any kind of de-tox routine as the side effects were intolerable. I am extremely sensitive energetically, too.
I returned to conventional medicine recently (for all sorts of tests) because as of last July these 'bad spells' have taken over my life and I can hardly function. I was glad to get a clear diagnosis (as far as western medicine goes, that is) of what is wrong with my body. Thanks to this picture, I feel I can now proceed with some deep healing, as opposed to alleviating symptoms temporarily, which is what was probably happening up to now.
I am very motivated to address my condition, but only semi-confident about my doctor (mostly because I don't know him. He was recommended to me by another dr) I've never been able to get through any kind of detox -- the side effects proved too intolerable.
So I am now very concerned about the potential side efffects of some of these herbs -- the die off, etc. The doctor was very casual about it and I don't think he knows ways of supporting me as I go through it, beyond what he's already perscribed.
Any recommendations/suggestions for me?
I'm completely new to the whole concept of 'astro healing' but as much as I can read from your sites, I relate to it very much, and would like to understand more -- particularily how I can find out where my moon is and learn more about receiving love (article on the metabolism of digesting the 'nourishment' of love..) With many thanks, meera
|Posted on Sunday, May 23, 2004 - 4:25 pm: |
I thought I responded before? Sorry.
If you go to a practitioner who is conversant with your sensitivities, that person would acknowledge your issues and work with you in a way that allows you to achieve your goals using strategies that are suitable to you and your constitutional type. The one size fits all is particularly distressing to people who are more reactive.
As for seeing yourself through your chart, you could consider a consultation with a good astrologer at some point.
|Posted on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 4:27 pm: |
I am 63 years old 8/21/1940 Have been dealing with health problems for years. Depression, allergies etc. I have not been successful in finding an Ayurvedic practice I can work with I have tried many different therapies. The depression seems to be the worst problem. I have no interest in anything and most days don't leave the house.
|Posted on Friday, August 27, 2004 - 4:10 pm: |
Allergies are a vata derangement. Depression occurs when there is an earth-fire imbalance. It cannot exist in the presence of enthusiasm, excitement, and spontaneity, only when one's view of the future is blocked. You can manage these psychospiritually or through diet and herbs. You could also look for medical explanations, such as metal toxicity or drug interactions.
|Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2004 - 10:15 pm: |
I would like to know about depression and schizophrenia and astrology
|Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 10:21 am: |
Dear people on this list,
Let me first introduce myself. My name is Jacqueline. I am from the Netherlands and I started this course just recently. I have got a question on the material on the 'Three Selves'. Your theory, Ingrid, is indeed very different from what most astrologers teach. So, I have been experimenting with it. The role of the Sun and the Moon is very clear, but the role of the Ascendant isn't. You say the Ascendant is the gateway of the soul. But now suppose, you've got this client and you want to tell him/her something about how the three selves interact, practically speaking. How am I to deal with the Ascendant?
Blessings and thanks,
|Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 1:45 pm: |
Sorry, one more thing. What can I do to support my friend with Depression?
|Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2005 - 5:16 am: |
we want horoscope chakras to verify our horoscopes
with our own data given