Saturday, July 23, 2011


Leo pussycats are elegant, regal and commanding.  They
demand lots of affection and are quite assertive about obtaining same.  Pride is key here...and it isn't only pussycats that are proud...puppydogs are also in this Sydney Basset hound exhibited so many years ago when a group of teenagers laughed at him.  He stopped dead in his tracks, turned towards them and just stared them down in his kingly fashion.  It is good to remember that the Leo born require saving face in stressful situations, and that includes pussycats and puppydogs.  Realizing this, I told Sydney he was the handsomest doggie in the world and should pay no attention to ignorant people.  He responded by looking up at me with acknowledgment in his eyes, turned back to the path, and off we went to continue our adventure, his tail held high.

The cardiovascular system comes under the influence of Leo.  Nutritional deficiencies, such as lack of vitamin E or selenium, may damage heart muscles; also, taurine deficiency is the biggest cause of heart problems in do take care to see that kitty is provided with necessary nutrients. 


The most beneficial and well known herb for the cardiovascular system is Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha), used for irregular heart beat, to improve coronary artery blood flow, to lessen plaque build up in arteries, and to regulate high blood pressure.

Hawthorn may be taken in tincture form or by preparing an herbal tea:  take one or two teaspoons of dried leaf and flower, pour 8 ounces of boiling water over the herb, cover and steep for 15 minutes;  or put two to three teaspoons of  the dried crushed berry in eight ounces of boiling water for 15 minutes.

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