Prevention (source: prevention.com)

I’m a healthy guy. I’ve been a fitness trainer since 1986. I stopped eating meat in 1985. I don’t smoke. I don’t drink very much, and even when I do drink I’m a real lightweight. I don’t do drugs (unless you count the CBD edibles I bought last year when I had shingles). I rarely find myself sleep-deprived, and almost nothing keeps me up at night.

Nevertheless, I could probably be a little healthier. Since I experienced my Chiron return a few years ago, I’ve found myself inching toward an even healthier existence. I don’t binge on salty food any more because I get a figurative salt “hangover” when I eat too many potato chips or similar snacks. I eat far more raw fruits and vegetables than I ever have before, despite the fact that I’ve been a vegetarian since my teens. I even get extra probiotics in my diet now through fortified yogurt after overcoming my irrational aversion to the food (it’s a long story that involves discovering a large beetle in my mouth after eating a big spoonful of raspberry yogurt).

I’ve also been getting more exercise since I started seriously studying yoga. Again, I’ve been a fitness trainer for more than thirty-five years, so it’s not as if I was a couch potato before I began my yoga practice.

Anyway, I’ve got a few positive things happening with Chiron in my chart again, and my physical well-being has been on my mind. For that reason, I’ve decided to start taking Omega-3 supplements. I’ve been giving them to my cats for a while now, and I’ve been amazed by how quickly the condition of their fur improved. My complexion already belies my age, but I’d be thrilled if my “coat” became softer and shinier. I guess I’ll find out soon enough!

I’ve got a friend who just began taking a course on health-related astrology. I’m going to pick her brain to see if she’s been experiencing a similar change in her perspective since her Chiron return. She’s just over three years younger than me, so it would be interesting to know what’s going on with her personal approach to health and wellness. I can see the sixth-house influence in my chart making a difference in my outlook, and she’s a Virgo, so maybe there’s going to be some similarities in the impact that Chiron has upon us.

In any case, it will be an interesting discussion. Health-related astrology has always intrigued me. Unfortunately, there is a big overlap between the subject and things like witchcraft and spell-casting. Obviously, that’s not really my thing. I’ll stick to looking up to the stars. I’m sure that there are plenty of people who think I’m a kook for believing what I believe, but then again there are people out there who think I’m an idiot for getting a flu shot. Fortunately, the only person who has to live in this body is me, so I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing for the past fifty-five years. As I’ve mentioned a million times before on this blog, I’m pretty happy with how things have turned out.

As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That sounds like something an old guy like Chiron would say, right?

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