Essential Oils and Depression
Did you know that at some point in their lives, around 1 in 4 Americans will experience depression? It is estimated that every year over 20 million people suffer from depression in the United States alone, and worldwide the projected figures are at 350 million sufferers.
Let’s face it, we’ve all been hurdled with the blues at some point in our lives but depression is more than just feeling low, and for some it is a severe disorder that they struggle with every day.
If you or someone you know has one or more of the symptoms below it could very well be a signal for depression and getting help:
- Constant fatigue and tiredness
- Insomnia or too much sleep
- Lack of energy
- Low sex drive
- Constant melancholy and sadness that you can’t shrug off
- Feelings of never-ending despair and in severe cases suicidal thoughts
- Bodily aches and pains
- Irritability and short-temper
- Inability to concentrate and focus
- Overwhelming feelings of being weighed down
- Sense of hopelessness and negative thinking pattern
- Lack of confidence and low self esteem
- Decreased or increased appetite including cravings
- Anxiety and rapid heartbeat
- Avoiding going out with friends, social situations, or spending time with family
- Wanting to stay in bed all day
If you answered yes to one or more of the above then you may have depression or be in a depressive state at this time in your life.
So what are the next steps?
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Mercury retrograde July 2019 begins on July 7 at 4° Leo and ends on July 31 at 23° Cancer. This Mercury retrograde 2019 is very intense and combative because it is conjunct Mars. It is also impulsive and provocative because it is square Uranus. Nervous and rushed thinking brings the potential for losing your temper and getting in arguments.
Mercury retrograde July 2019 requires self-awareness, concentration, patience and impulse control. Chose your battles carefully and avoid making spontaneous decisions. A tendency to act rashly without regard for the consequences could lead to great disruption or conflict.
More detail about Mercury retrograde 2019 follows. Information about natal Mercury retrograde and the general meaning of Mercury retrograde phases can be found at the end of this article.
Mercury Retrograde July 2019
The Mercury retrograde phase is just one part of the Mercury retrograde cycle. The whole cycle includes Mercury going direct, retrograde, and direct again over the same degrees, or the retrograde zone (23° Cancer to 04° Leo). The two direct phases are known as shadow periods. The three phases of Mercury retrograde July 2019:
- June 20 to July 7 – The first shadow phase from Mercury entering the retrograde zone until Mercury stationary retrograde (23° Cancer to 04° Leo).
- July 7 to July 31 – The Retrograde phase lasts from Mercury stationary retrograde until the Mercury direction station (04° Leo to 23° Cancer)
- July 31 to August 15 – The second shadow phase lasts from Mercury stationary direct until Mercury leaving the retrograde zone (23° Cancer to 04° Leo).
Mercury Enters Retrograde Zone
Mercury entered the retrograde zone at 23°56′ Cancer on Thursday, June 20, 2019. During the first shadow period, you will get an idea of the thinking, communication or transport issues that will arise during the retrograde phase.
The chart below shows Mercury and Mars opposite Pluto which is extremely competitive, argumentative, and combative. At 23°28′ Cancer, there is also a very combative fixed star called Pollux, the Gemini Twin famous for his skill in boxing.
Mercury conjunct Mars gives focused and acute thinking which is good for arguing your case and defending others against harassment or provocation. But it also gives aggressive or defensive thinking which can lead to arguments, temper tantrums and being unnecessarily rude or abusive.
Without using up this intense energy in mental work, a good debate or solving puzzles, you may encounter hostility in others. This could come in the form of threats, abuse or intimidation. Choose your battles carefully because of a tendency toward acting before thinking.
Fixed star Pollux at 23°28′ Cancer bisects Mercury and Mars. It has a Mars nature and has always been considered to portend eminence and renown, but can indicate a cruel, rash nature and is connected with poisons. The energy of Mars can be extremely valuable in such areas as
Did you know the Japanese have a word for “forest bathing”? It is shinrin-yoku. As you can imagine from the translation, it just means losing yourself in the forest while enjoying the air, the scents, the vegetation and the sounds of birds and animals that live there. But did you know that there are some amazing health benefits as well? Apart from the obvious ones like getting fresh air and exercise, there are studies that show that a walk in the forest or a park with lots of trees may be the healthiest thing you can do.
1. It may help prevent cancer.
A vital part of our immune system is made up of NK (Natural killer) cells which can fight cancer. Could a walk in the forest really get those cells going? That was what researchers led by Dr. Li of the Nippon Medical School in Tokyo, set out to show. They took blood samples from small groups of volunteers before they set out on their forest expedition. They spent two or three days in the forest. After their stay in the forest hotel, their blood was taken again for analysis and it showed a remarkable increase in the NK cell activity which also lasted for a month afterwards. Even a one day forest trip showed an increase in these cells although the long term effects were obviously shorter. Imagine the health benefits of doing this on a regular basis!
2. Scents of the forest may reduce stress.
Scents and smells have a powerful effect on our health and emotions. It seems that smells are closely tied to the emotional center in our brain. This is why certain smells and scents can arouse a sense of nostalgia or other emotions relating to our past.
But can they help reduce stress? This is what researchers at Kyoto University wanted to demonstrate. They asked subjects to evaluate their moods and stress levels on their forest days and on the control days when they were in their normal environment. Their conclusions show that the forest days were crucial in reducing their chronic stress.
As to why this happened, the explanation given by scientists is that pine, fir, cedar and cypress trees contain the phytoncides such as alpha-pinene and beta-pinene which make up the essential oils of many plants and trees. These were found to decrease levels of the cortisol stress hormone.
3. It may help with depression.
In an interesting study, Londoners living near trees were found to have better mental health. Even the presence of street trees seemed to have a positive outcome and one study found that areas with
I sit in my cage every single day,
I want to get out – of this I do pray.
My emotions are flying here and there,
I truly don’t know how much more I can bear.
My tears overflow with every breath I take,
One more day – I ask, please help me to make.
His words – they sting, deep into my heart,
Sometimes it’s so bad, I wish I could part.
Deep sadness, deep pain in my soul I do feel,
Dear Angels please come and help me to heal.
Out of these ashes I know I will rise,
I will spread my wings, and far away I will fly.
I will grow, I will learn, I will do the right thing,
And the praises of my Guardian Angels –
I will proudly sing.
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