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March 3 2009
The Keys to Wellness Are Written in the Stars From impulsive Aries to balance-seeking Libra, methodical Virgo to sensitive Pisces, each astrological personality is distinct, with specific needs of body, mind, and spirit. In Planetary Apothecary, astrologer and nutritionist Stephanie Gailing offers a modern approach to the ancient healing art of medical astrology. You'll find wellness and lifestyle recommendations customized for your zodiac sign, including: • Health-Supporting Foods and Eating Tips  • Spa and Wellness Therapies• Relaxation Practices• Yoga Poses  • Aromatherapy• Natural Remedies• Flower Essences Filled with strategies and inspiration for nurturing body and soul, Planetary Apothecary brings the healing wisdom of the planets within reach to help you optimize your physical health and emotional well-being.

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About the Author

STEPHANIE GAILING, is a professional nutritionist, astrologer, and writer who reports on whole foods, herbs, and health for StarIQ.com, Delicious Living, Nutrition Science News, and more. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

THE AUTHOR SCOOP

What are you working on now?
A blog about the topics covered in Planetary Apothecary, ideas for my next book, and getting back to having a bit more life balance (more yoga, more gardening, more cooking, more friend and family time, etc.) now that I'm not at the computer for hours on end.

What's been sitting in the back of your fridge for more than a year?
Umeboshi plum paste. But that's ok because it has a pretty much indefinite shelf life and it's one of those things that I use a little at a time, so it lasts a while. It's really an amazing food…it has a tart salty taste and is really good for stomach ailments. It's said to be a great cure for hangovers as well. It's one of the foods I feature in the Virgo chapter of Planetary Apothecary.

Who is your hero?
I have to pick two: my grandfather and grandmother, Abe and Sylvia. They instilled an amazing sense of love and togetherness in my family, something that I count on as a great blessing. My grandfather taught us about the world and how respect and morality were of utmost importance. From my grandmother, we learned resourcefulness, tenaciousness, how to cook (although no one can do it like her), and the fact that age should never limit you in what you are capable of achieving (to this day, she's still winning golf tournaments). I am so lucky that, while they are 91 and 89, respectively, they are still with us to this day.

How do you cheer yourself up when you're feeling down?
Play with my cat. Pull weeds in the garden. Do a Sun Salutation. Remember how blessed I am to have an amazing family as well as kind and loving friends.

What do you like to make by hand?
Jewelry. I love the alchemy of taking different colorful materials and weaving them together to create a piece of wearable art. I often custom design the pieces with a person's astrological chart in mind so that they can serve as a personal talisman.

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introduction Years ago, to my delight, I discovered that there was a healing art that combined two of my greatest passions: natural health and astrology. Always looking for ways to inspire people to achieve their optimal well-being, I decided to write Planetary Apothecary to bring this elegant, time-honored healing tradition--known as medical astrology--to modern-day readers who are looking to further enhance their health. While many people turn to astrology to garner insights into relationships, career, and unfolding life events, your planetary profile can also guide the way you approach personal wellness. It can help you identify natural remedies and healing techniques that are best suited for your unique temperament and individual health needs. A stellar approach to evaluating health and proposing therapies to foster vitality, medical astrology has a long and legendary past: It was documented by ancient Greek scholars, taught in medieval medical schools, and practiced by Renaissance physicians. Up until the early twentieth century, many doctors employed its observations alongside other methods of treatment. The study of the stars was so integral to the work of many healers that none other than the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates himself, was reported as saying, "He who does not understand astrology is not a doctor but a fool." Today you will find astrology professionals and health-care practitioners worldwide studying, and relying on, this graceful method of insight to offer clients an instructive way to approach their health-care needs. At the heart of medical astrology is the tenet "As above, so below," reflecting the long-held belief in the connection between the celestial bodies and our own bodies. The zodiac signs and their ruling planets are associated with various body parts, physiological functions, and emotional tendencies (with some areas of health cogoverned by more than one astrological signifier). In addition, the signs and planets have alliances with different members of the plant, mineral, and animal kingdoms. For example, Aries is the first sign in the zodiac and is associated with the head, while Pisces is the last sign and is associated with the feet. Leo, ruled by the Sun, has an affinity for yellow flowers such as sunflower and chamomile, while Taurus, governed by feminine Venus, has a kinship with trees that bear sweet fruits such as peaches and plums. Practitioners who use medical astrology utilize the information gleaned from their clients' personalized astrology charts to offer them custom-designed wellness solutions. They employ these insights as a tool to assess health strengths and weaknesses, determine the best remedies and therapies, suggest the timing of proposed treatments, and evaluate underlying psycho-emotional patterns that may stand in the way of healing. They don't use this astrologically derived information as the sole means of diagnosis and treatment, but rather as a complement to traditional methods of health-care investigation and advice. Even if you never consult with a medical astrologer, you can still integrate some of this healing art's fundamentals into your wellness regimen by using Planetary Apothecary as your guide. In this book, I take the classical wisdom of medical astrology and apply it to our modern-day health-care needs. As a foundation, I draw on the knowledge inherent in the traditional associations between "as above" (the planets and zodiacal constellations) and "so below" (ourselves and the healing gifts of nature, including foods, herbs, and flowers) as delineated by the ancient masters. With this time-honored tradition in mind, I also offer insights into contemporary healing activities popular today--such as spa and wellness therapies, relaxation practices, and yoga poses--matching their benefits to the needs of those born under the different astrological signs. Combined with the extensive information on the tendencies and temperaments of each sign, this knowledge will allow you to more readily navigate the maze of healthy foods, natural remedies, and self-care treatments available today, choosing those that are more aligned with your disposition, constitution, and health needs. how to use this book Planetary Apothecary is divided into twelve chapters--one dedicated to each of the zodiac signs. Each chapter includes individualized wellness profiles as well as holistic health approaches targeted for each of the astrological personalities and temperaments. To gain insights into your personal health, first read through the chapter on your Sun sign. Your Sun sign represents your vitality and the essence of who you are. It is the spark that energizes your being and therefore a significant factor in understanding your personalized wellness needs. Next, if you know your Ascendant and Moon signs, read through those chapters as well, as these astrological signatures represent other important facets of your overall health picture. Your Ascendant sign (often referred to as the Rising sign) symbolizes the way that you present yourself to the world and describes characteristics of your physical body, making it an important signifier of your health. Your Moon sign embodies your emotional being and can give you clues as to which health-care approaches you may find particularly nurturing, both for physical health as well as emotional well-being. If you don't know your Ascendant or Moon signs, don't worry; reading your Sun sign chapter will provide you with in-depth wellness insights. But if you're curious to know what they are, it's easy enough to find out. These astrological positions are calculated according to the day, time, and place you were born; with this simple information, you can discover your Ascendant and Moon signs--as well as other information specific to your horoscope--by having a website astrology service or astrologer cast your personalized chart (check the Resources section at the end of the book for astrology websites and for ways to find astrologers). Each chapter provides in-depth information and practical tips that will help you make lifestyle choices that best support your individual needs. You'll learn more about your astrological health portrait as well as the treatments, activities, and remedies that can bolster your optimal well-being.  Every chapter opens by exploring the fundamentals of that particular astrological sign. In addition to general characteristics, it also covers information about your sign's symbol, planetary ruler, element, and quality, all of which can provide further understanding of your unique astrological temperament. It also features the following ten sections: Personal Health Profile Your personal health profile gives you insights into the attitudes that shape your sign's approach to wellness. It provides a glimpse into innate tendencies and habits that affect your sign's unique well-being and the areas of self-care to which you may be especially attracted. Areas of Health Focus In medical astrology, different parts of the body are associated with each of the twelve signs, as are different psychological propensities that may contribute to feelings of dis-ease. Each chapter highlights practical approaches for bolstering these areas of health. Healthy Eating Tips Natives of each sign have different personalities, which can lead to dietary habits that either support or stand in the way of optimal health. This section provides healthy eating tips that are geared toward your unique temperament and that can help you boost your overall healthfulness. Health-Supporting Foods Certain foods are particularly beneficial for certain signs. Find the foods that are ruled by your sign and/or help address particular health concerns specific to your individual astrological profile. Spa and Wellness Therapies Spa and wellness therapies include bodywork (such as massage), rejuvenating treatments (such as herbal wraps), complementary practices (such as acupuncture), and mind-body techniques (such as biofeedback). Each of these natural-health treatments--available at spas and from individual health-care practitioners--has its own style and benefits; as such, some are better matched to the personalities and health characteristics of the different signs. Discover the best spa and wellness therapies to foster your personal health and beauty. Relaxation Practices Distinct from spa and wellness therapies, relaxation practices are self-directed activities that you can do on your own. From journaling to gardening to meditation and more, numerous enjoyable activities can reduce stress and foster relaxation. As each fulfills a different need and is attuned to a distinct temperament, certain ones are more in sync with particular zodiac signs. Yoga Poses Yoga provides a holistic approach to exercise that in-creases physical strength and flexibility while calming the mind and inspiring the spirit. While there are hundreds of yoga poses (also known as asanas) that can benefit general well-being, certain poses target particular body parts or health concerns and therefore are more aligned with specific astrological signs. Investigate the poses that can best meet your needs. Aromatherapy Aromatherapy is a therapeutic art that uses the aromatic essences of plants--their flowers, fruits, leaves, and wood--to foster well-being. Use the healing fragrances of these essential oils in baths and massage oils, as perfumes, or to scent a room (please note that essential oils should not be used internally). With their distinctive qualities, as well as the astrological correspondence between plants and planets, it makes sense that different scents are especially suited for different zodiacal signs. Learn which essential oils can enhance your individual well-being. Natural Remedies Natural remedies--such as dietary supplements, herbs, and homeopathics--have become an important part of many peop...

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5.0 out of 5 stars I wish I had this book 5 years ago April 1 2009
By see jayne read - Published on Amazon.com
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Incredibly insightful take on health and wellness. This book appeals to the astrology novice (me) as well as those well versed in their astrological make up. Before reading Planetary Apothecary I hadn't considered a connection between my zodiac sign and my physical health. I wish I had this book 5 years ago because much of what Gailing details as part of my "Libran" self-care profile, I've slowly come to know through trial and error. I'm excited to try the wellness recommendations she outlines in areas I haven't explored (i.e. aromatherapy, yoga poses and relaxation techniques). While there are 12 astrological signs (and main chapters in the book) I found that reading the chapters on my moon and ascendant signs were equally helpful in creating a more personalized wellness plan. This has opened my eyes to the world of medical astrology and I'm loving it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I was standing right under the answers to my well-being. Feb. 17 2010
By Heather Dalberg - Published on Amazon.com
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I recently purchased Planetary Apothecary due to a doctor's certainty that I would need "standard treatment" including a prescription that I did not want to take. I do not normally refer to astrology as a way of addressing the issues I face in my life, but I had listened to everything else and figured it couldn't hurt. Planetary Apothecary is a really well made book, in the sense that it arrived as a high quality product. The information was easy to figure out, the resources in the back were helpful to address confusion I had regarding my horoscope, and the information rings true. I realized that when I have been my healthiest in my life, I was instinctively following the same advice that was presented in the book! Therefore, I am going to go on a detoxify regiment soon and implement the diet suggested and journal my findings. I will return to let you know how I feel afterwards. My friend came over and I showed her the book too. She spent the whole afternoon reading it and ordered it before she went home. This is one of those special mysteries in life that maybe we just don't take seriously, but should.
4.0 out of 5 stars very informative June 15 2014
By Inna - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is very informative, well organized and generally a great reference book for anyone already into astrology or someone curious to find out more. It focuses on how to heal yourself/others based your sign.
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5.0 out of 5 stars oh my stars!!! June 17 2009
By H. Lender - Published on Amazon.com
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Health nuts will adore it, astrology addicts need it, and for those who crave BOTH a healthy lifestyle along with some scoop from the stars, this book is a must!! I loved reading that Taureans (me) are the gourmets of the zodiac, and that the throat, "which enables you to voice your truth" is associated with my sign. So affirming (since I have vocal chord issues) and a great guide in how to take care. Gailing gives us everything from nutritional tips to the best body, relaxation and exercise therapies for our sign. Written with style and so insightful and easy to read, it is an inspiring handbook and reference to keep you (and even the most stubborn, know-it-all Tauraun) on the right, healthy track.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interested in Starting a Personal Wellness Program? June 20 2009
By Carter D. - Published on Amazon.com
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Then, this book is for you! I'm on my fourth copy. When friends and family have picked up the book, they are amazed at the information they find out and how easy it is to understand. I offer up the book and they accept and I order another.

I personally have found that the wellness tips and advice are pertinent to my past health as well as going forward. Being a Taurus, in the past I have had eye, ear, nose, and throat issues which is consistent with my sign. Moving forward I can use this new information to assure that I can keep my wellness on the right path.

Everyone has found this book bright, engaging, easy to understand, and a pleasant read. We just go right to our astrological sign for the information we need. I have a feeling I'll be ordering several more copies . . . .

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