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by Lynn Hayes

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Thanks to Deborah at Wall Street Weather for this excellent article on Time which included a link to another article predicting something called Chronotherapy as “the Next Big Thing” in health care.  Chronotherapy is healing that takes into consideration the circadian rhythms that make up the daily flow of our physical system.
This may seem like a fringe movement, but the Johns Hopkins website suggests that chronotherapy can be used to optimize the taking of medications for optimum results.  Chronotherapy is being used to time chemotherapy treatments in cancer patients and for hypertension.
Saturn will be turning retrograde this month (meaning it will appear to move backwards from our perspective here on earth) and then it will travel back into Virgo in early April.  Saturn represents the principle of waking up to the reality of whatever sign it passes through, and in Virgo, the sign of health and life in a body among other things,  it has been forcing us to face the difficult realities of the health care system.  
While Saturn has passed through Virgo all kinds of revelations have come out regarding the way we look at matters of health.  From pharmaceuticals in the water, to food rationing in America and starvation in the developing world, to a nearly public acknowledgement of the dangers in plastics and beauty products, and of course the huge debate in America on revamping the insurance system – all of these bear the hallmarks of Saturn’s forcing the issue so that it can be handled with focus and pragmatism.
Saturn is the Roman version of the Greek god Kronos, and Kronos was the god of Time, an aspect of Saturn as well.  Some sources say that it was Chronos and not Kronos that was actually the god of TIme, but that isn’t really important for our astrological purposes.  Saturn is the principle that reminds us incessantly that life is short, that Time is not our friend – cautioning us not to fritter our lives away but to live with clear goals and intentions.  
With Saturn completing its passage through Virgo, the idea of Chrono (Saturn) therapy (Virgo) seems like an idea whose Time (get it??) has come!
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