More general malaise is heading for most of the animal signs this July, says our favourite Chinese metaphysics consultant and life transformational coach, Esther Chook.  Self-care, pacing yourself out at work and play, and asking for help when your plate is full, are still highly recommended.

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While the Tiger generally fares well this month, those born in March, April and August may face joint and ligament issues, or problems with gout. Those old running or football injuries may resurface, and expect your asthma or inflammatory conditions such as eczema to flare up this  month. Managing your stress is key! Exercise some patience and restraint in dealing with Tiger partners and children, as they may be struggling to express their emotions.




Rabbits must strive to manage stress this month, or expect aches and pains in the joints, tendons, and ligaments and stiffness and tightness around the neck and shoulders. You are likely to experience eczema flare-ups if you don’t keep skin moisturised and steer clear from triggers. Those born in May, June and July may also be highly irritable or quick-tempered. Incorporate some yoga into your routine, or book yourself into a spa or visit your favourite masseuse.





Gastrointestinal issues can present in different ways; Dragons may have poor appetite or develop ulcers, gastritis, or frequent hiccups, especially those born in January, April, July or October. If you’ve been thinking about embarking on a more wholesome diet, now is the time! It is also a good time to cut back on caffeine, although this could cause you to feel more tired and sluggish than usual. You may also be prone to overthinking and have trouble concentrating, and this could result in anxiety.




Those born under this sign may experience mild abdominal distention or bloating, poor appetite, dry mouth and lips, exhaustion, water retention and joint pains. If you’re born in May, June and July, you could be at a higher risk of constipation or loose stools. Be more conscientious about the type and quality of food that you consume, and increase your water intake.




If you have been neglecting your health, you may develop ulcers, abdominal pain, or discomfort when urinating, so get checked early if you suspect you have an infection. Horses are likely to be muddle-headed this month, so try to delay life-altering decisions if you can. Horses born in May, June and July may experience short-term memory problems, palpitations, and fluctuations in body temperature especially if the weather becomes too hot. Avoiding hot and spicy foods can help alleviate some of these symptoms.



Goats born in May, June and July could experience a rise in body temperature, urinary tract issues, and abdominal pain. They may have problems maintaining a clear head, so slow down and consider all options before making big decisions. Emotionally, the Goat will become more withdrawn and reflective than usual, so instead of worrying, parents should be more proactive in supporting their Goat children’s need for space, and offer a listening ear when they need it.




Those under this sign born in February, August or November with existing respiratory or skin issues may face a recurrence of these. This could be due to a weakened immune system, which also makes you more susceptible to developing a flu or cold, especially with the current influenza outbreak. This is a good time to boost your daily Vitamin C and water intake.




Roosters are expected to feel cold in hot weather, and those born in March, August, September and October may experience cold feet and back aches. If pregnant, manage your stress and take it easy this month, but those trying to conceive may want to take a break as it is not the best time for getting pregnant. In general, Roosters may feel tired and lethargic, and experience fear and uncertainty when making decisions. Instead of fretting about it, focus on restoring and balancing your energy, and things should fall into place.




The Dog will have a physically and emotionally trying month. Issues such as forgetfulness and short-term memory problems will surface, and Dog people may find it difficult to be present and in the moment. Those born in January, July, October and November may feel a general feeling of weakness and overwhelm, which could present as psychosomatic symptoms such as fatigue, extreme changes in appetite, and bloating. Incorporating breathing exercises may help alleviate some of these issues.





If you’re born in March, July or November, you may be prone to more body aches, muscle cramps and a general feeling of tension this month. Other issues such as hot flashes, constipation, lower abdominal pain, and restlessness could interrupt your sleep and digestion and get in the way of your day-to-day tasks. You need to pay extra attention to sleep quality, so this is a good time to invest in a good mattress, keep the electronics out of the bedroom, and watch what you eat before bedtime.



Rat women may experience more severe episodes of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and migraines near their menstrual cycle. You may develop some stiffness in the joints, shoulders, wrists, and fingers, but it’s likely these are your anxiety and fear of uncertainty rearing their ugly heads. It’s time to allow someone else to take over you in the hot seat for the time being until you’ve established your bearings.





The Ox will be prone to eye problems this month such as dry eyes and eye infections, as well as flare-ups of old stomach and digestive issues. You may experience poor appetite or sudden and extreme craving for certain foods.  Those born in May, June, July, and September may feel particularly lethargic while experiencing bloating or strains on the ligaments. Women may also experience more severe cramps and exhaustion around the time of their menstrual cycles.