Healthy for the Holidays!
This Mercury Retrograde is something to celebrate. It is a reminder for you to tune into your inner voice and take care of yourself.
When the fastest moving planet in our solar system heads toward its backspin, it’s the Universe’s way of getting you to slow down and re-prioritize your life.
As we head into the holiday season, you can avoid the rush of getting all your gifts now. It’s best to avoid big purchases and contract signing until after this transit is over (which is December 6th). That’s because during Mercury Retrograde, your thoughts will change about what’s right for you.
Your heart and mind are changing for the better. The timing of this transit is purely divine. Mercury, as the trickster planet goes retrograde, Venus has ended its six week retrograde and finally has gone direct.
For the past six weeks as Venus was retrograde, it has been a time of re-assessing all of your relationships and what you value, to reflect your enhanced self-esteem. I’m sure your relationships and life have changed dramatically in this short span of time.
That’s the power of retrogrades. They may be uncomfortable in the moment, yet they can dramatically change your life for the better.
Venus Retrograde has been changing how you FEEL, and Mercury Retrograde will transform how you THINK.
love, k ❤
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.
Many of us are going through a period of deep review around life, your choices, your relationships, the things that you are doing in the world. This process will continue strongly in November, and you may experience daydreams and flashbacks to other times, other relationships, other places in your life.
This is a life-review and life-update in progress. Part of that involves a revisiting of past experiences and life events at high speed. The opportunity is to let you see them differently now, to let you see how far you have come, or to learn something from them with the new perspective you have in the now. As we all go through these review periods we are having a clear-out. We start to lift and rearrange the emotional, psychic and psychological debris inside ourselves when we have a clear-out like this which is extraordinarily potent and a fast time of transformation.
love, k 🙂
Happy Full Moon in Taurus! Full Moons always are opposite signs of the zodiac from each other, but also invite us to work to achieve a balance between the opposing energies. The contrast between earthy, practical, peace-loving Taurus and emotional, transformative, Scorpio comes full bloom today.
The Moon in Taurus wants us to find emotional fulfillment through the simple things in life, while the Scorpio Sun draws our attention to complexities and mysteries. The Full Moon illuminates this conflict between form (Taurus) and transformation (Scorpio), and between collecting (Taurus) and sharing (Scorpio). This is a passionate and creative Full Moon, ripe with possibilities and learning experiences.
love, k 🙂
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.