Capricorn builds boundaries and Sagittarius jumps over them, so adjustments will be needed for this relationship to function. However, one trait this couple shares is the desire to move forward. If they work together from this common ground, they can create an exciting future with each other.
Venus in Capricorn is the mapmaker. Once she’s selected the right partner, she’ll chart the course of the relationship. This ambitious lady is interested in stability but not stagnation; she needs a lover who shares her drive for progress. The downside of her responsible approach is her rigid adherence to protocol. Ms. Capricorn can become unbendable as everything (including her expressions of love) moves along socially acceptable lines.
Mars in Sagittarius is the explorer. This playful charmer excels at painting pictures of a grand future with his partner. Unfortunately, he’s not so great with the follow-through. Commitment is challenging but not impossible; his lover will need to respect his freedom and tolerate his raunchiness. He doesn’t care about convention and can make some huge social gaffs.
Mr. Sag can charm Ms. Capricorn as she admires his breathtaking visions of the future. Mars in Sagittarius will see Venus in Capricorn’s cool reserve as a challenge. But once they get together, it won’t take long for problems to crop up. Capricorn will take on the role of disapproving parent as she chastises Sagittarius for his laziness and inappropriate behavior. Sagittarius will rebel against Capricorn’s restrictions, wondering why she’s so uptight and serious. Before long, he’ll bolt.
To make this combination work, this couple will need to have a common goal. If Mars in Sag’s boundless visions can be channeled by Capricorn’s focus, he can go further than he ever imagined. He’ll just have to be ok with giving up some of his freedom. If Venus in Capricorn allows Sag’s inspiration to loosen her boundaries, she can achieve more than she ever planned on. She’ll just have to give up some of her control. They can forge a path into the future, becoming more effective together than they were apart.
My god, held in my hands she pours. she whispers as she roars. Life is only hers & death.
The Moon her only Lover, The Sun, her only Friend.
She gave me to Earth, still she is my Tears;Blood & Sweat.
My cum tastes of our first affair, that brought Life to my breed of might.
In the darkest hours of night, she takes me back to the black of heart, to test my will and play.
There i lie & die each breath to know no other day.
Now in the hands of Mother i pour, memory of me a whisper; a roar, no more
A 12-Step Plan To Get Healthy That Your Doctor Will Never Prescribe
1. Get extended blood testing.
Some of these tests may be ordered by your doctor but many are add-ons. You may get some push back if your doctor is a minimalist, but it’s worth pursuing even if you have to go to an outside lab like Wellnessfx, CanaryClub.org, DirectLabs, or AnyLabTestNow.
You’ll want to order a complete blood count, which will give you information about your blood and can help pinpoint issues with fatigue and infection. It’s also a good idea to order a complete thyroid panel and a complete lipid panel. Getting this data will give you a more complete assessment of your health and help you identify areas for improvement.
2. Get enough sleep.
If there’s one thing I could wish on every single one of you, it would be adequate sleep. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to prioritize our zzzzs, let alone figure out how many hours we need for optimal health.
Here’s the easy way: just sleep for 3 to 5 days without an alarm to find out how many hours of sleep you need to feel rested. For most of us, this is somewhere between 7 and 9 hours.
3. Manage your stress.
Too much stress disrupts your hormones, your sleep, and makes you gain weight. Worse, it can lead to adrenal burnout. That’s why meditation, yoga, or some kind of mindfulness practice every day is essential.
Needs some extra help? Try taking Vitamin C (start with 1 gram three times a day and increase until you have loose stools), fish oil (1 to 4 grams a day), Phosphatidylserine (400- 800 mg/day), Ashwaganda (300 mg twice a day) or Rhodiola (200 mg twice a day).
4. Track your movement.
Whether you use a pedometer, FitBit, FuelBand or pencil and paper, tracking your movement during the day is important. Aim for 10,000 to 15,000 steps a day. (That’s about five miles a day.)
5. Check your resting pulse.
Finally, an easy one! Check your pulse when you wake up, before you even get out of bed. An ideal resting pulse is 60 beats per minute or below. (Athletes are routinely in the 50s.)
6. Focus on your hormones.
Hormones are an area that many general physicians feel uncomfortable discussing because it’s such a complicated topic and because the ranges are so dynamic depending upon the time in your life or even the time of day.
On top of that, the “normal” ranges of these tests are so wide that you might get a “normal” reading but be dealing with a significant problem.
I am torn about doing all these hormonal blood tests. I, and many others, have been able to recognize the symptoms of hormone imbalance and fix them, all without testing. I felt amazingly different in just four weeks. Here are the exact steps I followed.
If this doesn’t work for you, or if you think I’m crazy for not checking the numbers, you can invest in testing. Men should try total testosterone testing, which is available at many outside labs such as wellness fx or Genova. They provide reference ranges and offer the option to consult with a professional. Alternatively you can take the results to your primary MD.
Women typically need three tests drawn during their 28-day cycle. This is because levels change (or should change) throughout the month. Women can get their hormones levels checked at the same places above.
7. Live creatively and with purpose.
What do you do to unwind? This is an area many of us neglect. Some ideas to explore are volunteering, writing, painting, drawing, or cooking.
Why? Getting “in the zone” with an enjoyable activity lowers stress hormones, increases your happiness, and gives you something to look forward to every day. Aim to start have fun 15 to 30 minutes every day.
8. Understand the truth about processed foods.
Whether you decide to go Paleo, vegan, or follow a Mediterranean diet … there is one amazing thing these diets have in common: they all emphasize, whole, unprocessed foods. Did you know overly processed foods are made to make you crave them? (This is my favorite article on the subject.)
Bottom line, although it’s really cliche: Eat the foods your grandparents would recognize.
9. Learn to avoid hormone disruptors.
We use, and ingest chemicals that throw our hormones off balance. Although it’s hard to remove all the offenders— I found this article to be a helpful and solid start.
10. Get tested for your inflammation markers.
Interested in your heart and overall inflammatory markers? Check your cholesterol, LDL particle number and size, homocysteine, lipoprotein a, hbaic, fibrinogen
11. Get tested for your food intolorances.
I LOVE to test my patients for food intolerances. For many, it can be the missing piece of optimal health. The best part? It’s totally free and you can do it yourself. Here is one of my protocols but feel free to do what works for you.
The common top offenders?
- Cow’s milk
- Wheat (gluten)
- Tree nuts
- MSG (and countless other preservatives)
12. Practice gratitude.
In the wise words of Oprah Winfrey: “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
Of course, this list doesn’t include every single thing you’d do to improve your health. It’s just meant to be a starting point you can use to improvise and improve.
What do you think? Love it or hate it, I’d love to know.