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Horoscopes by Holiday for July 11

Some look back on their home of origin with warm and loving feelings. Others look back in pain. In the final hours of the Mercury retrograde in Cancer, we may blame problems on the way we were brought up, though even the worst scenarios have benefits such as nurturing a survival instinct or ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 10

The intuitive Pisces moon would like to remind us that the body has its own intelligence. Your muscles, bones and cells hold the energy of things forgotten and things you don't know yet. The body is particularly keen on what's happening right exactly now. Ask your tension spots and tender areas ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 9

The soulful Pisces lunar persuasion comes at the end of a long Mercury retrograde. Between the soul-searching and the narrative of "did I communicate the right thing to get me where I need to go?" this could be a long day for anyone who is not quite sure about their path. And that is pretty ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 8

Most life lessons are obvious, though some are so convoluted that it takes a very organized mind to find the point. As Mercury retrograde forms a square to Mars, there will be frustrations in which it is difficult to see a good takeaway. Let this be a creativity challenge. With more ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 7

Usually when people are demanding, it's because they are afraid that the world outside their control is a hostile place. What if we are to assume instead that what's outside of our control is a heavenly oasis? In these final days of the Mercury retrograde, give your request and wait patiently, ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 6

Relationships are a push-pull dance in which the distance between people must be constantly negotiated. This isn't just about physical space. It's how routines butt up against each other and what happens when domains of control overlap. It's about the room between hearts. ARIES (March 21-April ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 5

On the other side of the full moon emotional energy surge and reset of the eclipse, there's a feeling of being cleansed, and being better for it. Things that used to be irritating seem entirely unimportant. Jealousies fade. There is no reason to envy those who have more. "He need not envy ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 4

The birthday of America comes under the full moon in Capricorn this year with a lunar eclipse as the bow on this cosmic package. Throughout history, eclipses have been often an omen of distress and occasionally interpreted as a sign of renewal. In this way, the sky aptly reflects the ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 3

First, the air hangs thick. Then there's a rush of clouds gathering, followed by an eerie stillness and, suddenly, the downpour. That's the emotional weather leading up to tomorrow's thunder moon. The July full moon heralds to the awesome power of a summer storm. Enjoy the sense of impending ...

Shy bladder has reader in a legal predicament

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a problem called "shy bladder," which has put me in a legal predicament. I was pulled over for speeding (which I was). After passing a breathalyzer twice, I was taken to the police station to give a urine sample. I was unable to do so. I was told I was acting nervous, ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 2

In a relationship based on unconditional love, it never matters who is at fault. Fixing things together is the whole point. Saturn is now in Capricorn and would like to chime in with the idea that most adult relationships are conditional. When things go wrong, those conditions get tested, and ...

Heart failure after viral infection provokes sudden life changes

DEAR DR. ROACH: My son-in-law had Guillain-Barre as a child, and is now 39 and a new father. He has an executive job with nothing strenuous. He cannot get the flu shot and consequently got the flu. He has been diagnosed with an infection around the heart and was hospitalized for several days. ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for July 1

The lightning strike is an awesome event to witness -- the culmination of great invisible potentials. Where does the electricity live before it gathers into this jagged spire? Do you get the sense that there's a sleeping force beneath you, weakly distributed over the miles? When this comes ...

Squeaky hip joint likely aggravating, but not dangerous

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm 69 years old. I take no medications, and I'm in very good health. Fifteen years ago, I had a hip replacement and now it is starting to squeak when I walk. It is a ceramic socket and a titanium ball. Is there any kind of cream I can rub on my hip or an injection I could get ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for June 30

Are healthy relationships the result of healthy people having a relationship? It's a strong maybe. The chemistry of people is unpredictable. There are a full range of workable possibilities through a rainbow of health and dysfunction. This message comes courtesy of double cosmic conjunctions ...

Are frequent nighttime bathroom trips from overactive bladder?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 77-year-old woman who suffered with urinary tract infections until my gynecologist prescribed estradiol, which I currently take. The UTIs are now infrequent, but I am sleep deprived from waking up four or five times per night to go to the bathroom. I relieve myself ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for June 29

The only entities on earth that behave strictly by rules of logic are inventions like calculators and computers, created with the frontal lobe of the human brain. The rest of the earth's inhabitants, including humans and other living creatures, are largely irrational. Remember this as Jupiter ...

We all benefit from vaccines, whether we take them or not

DEAR DR. ROACH: A recent column on vaccines left me unable to complete all the dots. An 80-year-old who has been sick only once (from a vaccination) stated that he/she will never willingly accept another vaccination. You conclude your column by suggesting that by being 80, this person should ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for June 28

The first full day of Mars in Aries is akin to the soldier coming home. There's a sense of something that was missed returning to where it belongs. There's a mood of wonder. Adventures were had, scenes were witnessed, and because of this history, the bedrooms of youth can no longer be inhabited ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for June 27

In astrology, triangles signal good fortune and opportunity. Today offers four of them, courtesy of a lunar influence shifting from Virgo to Libra. The omens speak first to the power of personal responsibility and then to the lift of partnership. As Helen Keller, born June 27, said, "Alone we ...