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This is a new page that will cover books I run across that I find the subject matter worth exploring with an open mind. This blog handles so many hot button issues in which I gather information and do my best not to interject what others should think or not think. The truth of the matter is sometimes I don’t know what to think either! People have strong belief systems, convictions, opinions and a right to have their point of view respected, not agreed with, but listened to. I encourage rigorous conversations in all of these topics because without discussion, we are just deciding to isolate ourselves in a world of us and them.

Planetary Apothecary

About the Author: Stephanie Gailing

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How I Found This Book

It’s Sunday night and I go to a local Irish Sports Bar. It’s January 24, 2010 and all I can tell you this is the night that Brett Favre brought the Vikings close to the Super Bowl, and is now being blamed for losing the NFC Championship Game: BRETT FAVRE’S FUTURE, RETIREMENT AND THE HATERS

I went out because I needed to get out of the house. I didn’t even think about football or anything but finding a bunch of people who would make me laugh. There was a group of people I sat with who were into the game but also really funny to talk to in-between plays and commercials.

One of the football fans standing up strategically in sight with the game point of view for two television screens, spent much animated time watching the game and reacting with the usual facial and hand expressions you would see during a football game …. pretty much anywhere. There was some grimaces I remembered, that’s how I remembered the Brett Favre story. In between all this end season excitement …. he tells me his sister wrote a health and wellness book. What! He proceeds to tell me how never in a million years would he think that there was any truth to horoscopes, but she spent time with him describing traits that he figured she couldn’t have known (even as a sister) so he read her book and is very impressed with what she accomplished. OK, so if someone that into a game can stop and discuss how proud he is of his sister….how could I not purchase this book!

My First Review

The book was priced under what I would have been willing to pay. My total cost for a new book with shipping was $13.60. When the book arrived by two-day free shipping, it was high quality paper and color all the way through!

Now I have studied when I was younger: palm reading (which I am fabulous at if I am given a few shots-but that could be the drink talking on my brain and theirs), horoscopes, numerology, tarot cards, runes and anything that may fall into the “fringe”. I also attended a conference in Yelm, held by Ramtha when I returned to Washington in 1996. Ramtha said that when we use tools we give our power away. So I took this instructor at his word and stopped studying everything strange and just allowed life to come at me with all its awe, mystery and wonder.

Am I guilty of peaking at my horoscope while I’m in line at the grocery store and pick up the Enquirer while I wait my turn….yeah…I am. Do I follow my horoscope or live by it….never.

Basically the book on the surface is simple. What is your sign? OK, everyone knows that, for the most part. If not I will provide a link for reference.

 Aries (21 March-20 April)
Taurus (21 April-21 May)
Gemini (22 May-21 June)
Cancer (22 June-22 July)
Leo (23 July-22 August)
Virgo (23 August-21 September)
Libra (22 September-22 October)
Scorpio (23 October-21 November)
Sagittarius (22 November-21 December)
Capricorn (22 December-20 January)
Aquarius (21 January-19 February)
Pisces (20 February-20 March)

There are a couple other steps to the book but I don’t want to overwhelm you into thinking it’s complicated. So as I start I will give my instructions on how I interpreted the book based off of my sign, Ascendant sign and Moon sign. That all sounds complicated, and I was lost myself trying to comprehend that we had 3 different influences ….but we’ll handle that as we take the first step. Ugh, health and wellness … doesn’t sound as fun as football games and bars …. but for one experience should balance another.

There are definite things I have accomplished in my life by sheer determination and willpower….but what about just being healthy for me? This book actually explained why I was so succesful during those times in my life, and I was intuitively following my own health regiment. Now that so much life experience has passed me by it has clouded my judgement and I only want to get back on track.

Therefore, I’m going to try the suggestions in this book for two weeks and blog each day my reaction/dis-satisfaction/revelation/experience. I expect nothing so therefore what the heck? Right?

Don’t get all excited, I’m not implementing tomorrow or even this week, but soon. I still have some other things to do, but when I proceed, I will send it out to my Tweets….because … we are all in this together.

I haven’t even explained how your horoscope – planetary “drug store” (aka apothecary) and what you can do to live a natural life based off of your natal charts will rejuvenate your health and well-being. I’m a little over-whelmed by the concept too. My friend came over and read the book the whole afternoon and purchased it on line before she went home. It’s just that interesting.

So I’ll journal it when I begin the suggested diet I need to implement from Planetary Apothecary. I also have a few friends who have purchased the book and ask for their imput. I’m also will create a survey for those who have read the book and leave the votes accessible to those who are curious to see what others are experiencing. Any time we can support each other in health and well being….supports the world as a whole.  

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jennifer Shipley permalink
    March 2, 2010 11:26 pm

    Haha. Gosh, how WOULD all that translate in Farsi? The thought.

    • March 3, 2010 2:40 am

      I think Stephanie Gailing’s book Planetary Apothecary makes her the “Angel of Balance” so it will just work as it is supposed to. We will find the right software to encourage a rigorous conversation!

  2. C Dogg permalink
    March 2, 2010 11:32 pm

    my sister is giving some thought to something and now I better pay attention… she was right the first time… lets see if she can nail two for two… my bets are on her

  3. March 2, 2010 11:35 pm

    I love you bro….win or lose …. we are in this together 😉
    BTW: interesting fact number infitinit

    My brother was born 1 day before me 4 years later. There are no coincidences that we share the same passion. Thank you for being there…..I will always be there too.

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