wondered why you are sometimes so aware and quick on your feet? Or you
experience a boundless, intuitive compassion that surprises you? Or your
tolerance for difference surpasses your usual limits of objectivity? Perhaps,
you thought, you were just having a good day.
you were reaping benefits from the bodyís most sensitive, finely-tuned
systemóthe nerves. The disparate qualities of standing, understanding
and withstanding arenít lessons of discipline, but natural consequences
of good nourishment and balanced living.
Personal Communications Network
throughout your body, your nervous system is a completely integrated communications
network, carrying informative signals and responsive messages. Without
it, you would be a yielding mass of flesh and bone, at the mercy of every
external force, unable to protect yourself with sensory reconnaissance
or willed defensive action.
complex reaches into your skin, muscles and every organ, speedily transmitting
information to its important hubs, the brain, solar plexus and feet. Although
nerves can work constantly through the day, like fine wiring, they short
out from prolonged stress.
When an overload
occurs, youíll know the network needs repair. You may experience physical
symptoms of stumbling, trembling, dizziness or confusion (that fuzzy mind
sensation). Your emotions drift to unconcern for othersí needs or outright
anger (a sure signal to withdraw). Your mind becomes cross, exhibited
as belligerence, prejudicial speech or domineering attitudes (an unmistakable
message for sleep). Real neural burnout manifests as numbing, deadening
and short-term paralysis (an alarm to see a physician).
nervous system runs flawlessly, without a hint of its far-reaching activities.
Messaging is carefully governed by the brain, a complex organ, and dispatched
by the spinal cord, a well-shielded, massive nerve. Feet receive external
stimulation, with the solar plexus registering the cumulative impact on
organs. Two small glands, the thalamus and pineal, located in the brainís
regions of associative thinking, identify sensory messages and coordinate
Effect on Your Neural Health
most astrologers believe that Aquarius is associated with the nervous
system, I believe the general nervous system is ruled by Pisces, instead.
The silvery color and flexible texture of nerves, plus the brainís soft
mass and gray color, reflect Neptuneís influence. Neptune is associated
with the sign of Pisces.
Pisces is traditionally associated with the feet, although some astrologers
donít see the link. Because neural messaging from the feet directly impacts
the brain, a full-circle connection from Pisces to Aries, which is associated
with the head, is undeniable. Reflexology therapy assigns reflexive correspondences
to parts of the body for each foot. When areas on the feet are pressed,
the corresponding stress is interrupted, communication reestablishes with
the brain and relaxation ensues, which helps keep the nervous system healthy.
With Pisces or Neptune strong in your horoscope, expect a fortified nervous
a composite expression of the other eleven zodiacal signs, and although
it is in charge of the nerves, the various components of the nervous system
have their own planetary associations.
- The brain, capable of multiple tasks, is ruled by the Moon, which
accepts continual variety.
- The spinal cord, simultaneously receiving and transmitting messages,
is ruled by the Sun, which excels at complex organization.
- The filament pathways are ruled by Mercury, which enjoys roadways
- Neural messaging, also ruled by Mercury, reflects the Roman godís
- The feet, sensory receivers, and the solar plexus, the sensory register,
are ruled by Neptune, attesting to that planetís strong perceptions
- The thalamus gland coordinates information for the brain to and from
the sensory organs (eyes, ears, nose, taste buds and skin) and is also
ruled by Neptune.
- The pineal gland, a mental stabilizer and entrance for divine revelation
(the "god spot"), is ruled by Uranus, which appreciates intuitive thinking.
Healthy, Strong Nerves
system benefits from a well-balanced, moderate diet. However, a few good
habits of nourishment and lifestyle keep this important system in excellent
- B vitamins are essential to repair nerves and calm the brain. Eat
bee pollen, raw nuts, fruits and vegetables with deep color, and whole,
unpolished grains. During unusual stress, add a short-term supplement
of B-vitamin complex or nutritional (not bakerís) yeast.
- Avoid stress, which burns B vitamins. Step back from pressure to prove
yourself. Excessive exercise depletes B vitamins, lost in perspiration.
Instead, walk briskly for 30 minutes, daily.
- Give your nervous system a rest with sleep; let leftover ďflashĒ messaging
work out as dream images.
- Relax with undirected daydreaming.
- Avoid strong or prolonged medication. Ask your physician for a gentler
prescription, or switch to short-term herbal, flower or homeopathic
- Love your feet. Go barefoot, a natural reflexology. Wear correctly
fitted shoes. Use fifteen-minute lukewarm soaks, adding sea salt or
Epsom salts to soothe or three drops of peppermint oil to refresh.
you find yourself unsteady on your feet, short on compassion, or fresh
out of tolerance, visit a reflexologist for a 45-minute extraordinarily
relaxing therapy. Just be sure to have someone else drive your yielding
mass of flesh and bones home.
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