Healthy for the Holidays!
It’s all or nothing when it comes to the intensity of Scorpionic energy, which can often veer to extremes. While Scorpio is associated with control, dominance, and intensity, it bears an incredibly spiritual and shamanic energy, too. Scorpio is the ruler of transformation, making this lunation extra powerful when it comes to shifting parts of our lives that have been—until now—previously blocked.
The Scorpio new moon is all about jumping off the starting blocks. The fear of the unknown is what keeps most people stuck in a cycle. Instead of giving yourself a sunny pep talk, embrace what’s coming up. By acknowledging what’s buried—and finding some savvy guides and mentors you can embark on a new, lifelong journey that’s not only successful but also amazingly nourishing to your soul.
I associate autumn with onions more than any other fruit or vegetable. This underground bulb contains potassium, fiber, and folate, as well as the flavonoid quercetin, which helps eliminate free radicals. In short, it contains LIFE, prana, the force that moves our bodies! Onions also symbolize the earth, globe, family, and taste for life.
Yogi Bhajan said that three roots would always maintain you in perfect health and balance when combined any season. These are garlic, onion and ginger. Yogiji said, they “will maintain you through the times and through the age.” These fascinating, mystical and tasty roots are essential to a healthy diet for cleansing, sustaining, and producing energy in the body.
This week I started cooking Trinity Rice for myself and family. It has been a real treat! It is cleansing for the blood and energizing for mind and spirit.
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
1 inch (2.5 cm) ginger root, peeled & grated
1 cup basmati rice
1/2-3/4 cup (250 ml) ghee
1 tomato, peeled
4-5 cups (1-1.25 L) assorted chopped vegetables
Rinse rice thoroughly and set aside. Use a pot with a tight lid and add onion, garlic and ginger. Stir slowly until onions begin falling apart. Then add tomato, vegetables, and rice, along with 4 cups of water. Cover and let simmer on low heat, checking often. Add water as necessary. Cook until vegetables are soft and rice is done. Makes 4 servings.
One of the most important Hindu festivals, Janmashtami (Krishna Jayanti) is the birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth re-incarnation of Lord Vishnu who gave the vital message of the Bhagwat Gita – the guiding principles for every Hindu.
Across India there will be ceremonies and prayers at temples dedicated to Krishna. The day before may consist of fasting and prayer up to midnight, the time at which it was said that Krishna was born.
Many colourful legends tell of Krishna’s life and he is a prominent figure in Hindu writings.
As a child he is noted for his pranks such as the aforementioned butter stealing and images of him as a child often show him dancing joyously and holding a ball of butter in his hands.
As a adult, he is most commonly depicted as a dancer or a lover, often playing the flute and surrounded by adoring women. In one story, it is said that defeated the many headed serpent Kaliya by dancing it into submission.
For the energies of September, some would say this is the timeline shift, where the good go in one direction, and the bad in the other. Polarization is a natural form of new creation. It gets people off the fence, making decisions, forming opinions and judgments.
Using your discernment (the less judged form of judgment) is important. You are in the physical realm to experience and choose. When you do that with less polarity and more neutrality, you are following the rules of creation that determines form. You’re writing the future.
This is the physical realm. We move through change based on rules of the physical realm. We transcend that by integrating the “higher” resonance (the subtle, unseen) of the heart love. But those 2, the physical and non-physical, are connected. It’s your light, your information connects them.
The benefit of polarity in the physical realm, is it clarifies your perspective. What couldn’t be identified when you were too close to it, becomes clear with some perspective through distance. Too often we have been entrained to focus on problems that stimulate polarizing fear. Yet progress is calling you toward neutralizing the polarity.
August showed us the power of the heart to forgive (neutralize) and create the new in Love. September teaches us to neutral-eyes and see a new future. See beyond polarization as separation and embrace the clarification that the spiral always creates.
Allow it to spin off the weak bonds of fear, pain and resentment, enlightening your load. Allow it to strengthen your strong bonds of love, compassion and creative courage, illuminating your road.
The energy of Mother Mary, representing unconditional Love and nurturing compassion has been strong recently. You may resonate with a similar energy other than Mother Mary, but that energy of nurturing Love is key to the diverging roads finding new direction.
This is where the linearity, the lines diverging, are swept into resonant spiral. Where deconstruction and reconstruction submit to the forces around them. Love is a passive force, it compels new form. It does that with a deep inner knowing that the rules of nature “right” (write) themselves through Time.
These months have called us to amplify our creative flow by owning our lives. Be the dominant flow in your own life, it is the creative gift of free will that Life has bestowed upon you by nature, not by nurture. The nurturing is your work. What are you nurturing in your life? Are you feeding your fear or feeding your Love?
September is a time of perceiving a new potential. It follows an amplification of the heart/love so that the brilliant mind is focusing on the linear path and steps that help manifest the heart’s desires. It is a powerful time of being the change you want to see in the world!
Your inner perspective is your first action, how you allow the building/amplification of a resonance to create new form. September may not feel as action-focused as you may like but go back to that powerful knowing that you are creating from a new foundation of love. Look for the clues of form building and you will find more neutrality as you connect to the new.
This equinox brings us to a new balance between 2 worlds, where we see the potential of the connection of equality enhancing life, rather than the separation of inequality dominating the landscape. How is the scene influencing your flow? Or are you influencing it? Perhaps in ways unseen, but sensed by those with eyes to see, and lived by those with the courage to be. The change.
love, k ❤