January 12 is the “Wolf” Full Moon, time to shine, go out and howl, let your dreams out for the New Year for all to hear! January is traditionally the time of year to reset, get inspired, and commit to our goals, dreams and desires. In numerology, 2017 is a “1” year, which means new beginnings and manifestations with renewed energy for embracing our dreams and developing our talents and sharing them with others. First we must embrace ourselves, love and accept ourself before we can be right with the world. Full moons are perfect times to let go of all that no longer serves us, old habits, relationships, and.
The new moon, on November 29, is all about sharing ourselves and building community based upon love and healing by choosing another more compassionate, balanced way of being and doing whatever it takes to let go of the old, negative ways that no longer serve us. It is time to realign our body, mind, and spirit to create unity and health within ourselves, which is reflected outward and is so greatly needed now. In Oriental Medicine, we are in the grief/letting go cycle, which the lung/large intestine meridians are responsible for during the Autumn season. Forgiveness is key to letting go in order to transform and move through blocked energy,.
The Full Moon energy in Aries this month is a part of our Planetary Qi and contributes to the building of our internal energy. The quality of our diet, exercise, and the air we breathe all influence our energy levels. In Chinese Medicine, this is the season of the Air element, which is directly associated with the Lung meridian and the Large Intestine meridian. The Lung system cultivates and regulates respiration and circulation of Prana, our life source. This system is also responsible for promoting the function of air volume, which controls our speech and the strength of our voice. The Large Intestine system is responsible for letting go of.
On Wednesday I woke to the exciting news Dylan Rose was born! My friend and patient, Nicole, called and said the birth was very fast and painful. After months of waiting, she is finally here, what a joyful experience to hold her baby! I feel blessed to part of this miraculous process. Nicole and I bonded during her pregnancy. Acupuncture helped with the healthy development of her baby, and also with her depression, anxiety, and energy. That is what this full moon, eclipse period brings, powerful energy to help bring our goals and dreams into fruition. I am helping many people this week who are experiencing underlining stress and anxiety. With acupuncture and herbs, they are.
As we transition into Fall, the New Moon and Solar Eclipse on September 1st, helps motivate us to stay present and focus on “Being” instead of “Doing”. By cultivating our excitement about the changes taking place instead of anxiety, we discover new possibilities. We are also entering a period called Mercury in retrograde for the next three weeks, a perfect time to reorganize and reflect on our lives. But when this planet that rules communication goes backwards, it can also create difficulties and stress in communication and problems with technology. Knowing this is an influence of Mercury retrograde, can help us let go of judgements and frustrations and not get.
As we near the end of summer, this full moon encourages us to pause and celebrate all of the heart-centered growth we have been enjoying. It is important to acknowledge our healing as we transition into new endeavors. This transition period can cause some confusion and doubt as to what is happening. This full moon is also a great time to let go of what does not work. Many people came into their healing session today wondering why they felt out of sorts and so emotional. When I mentioned we are on the verge of a full moon, they said “Oh that explains it!” Just like the tides are affected by.
Happy Mother’s Day! A joyous day to celebrate the miracle of life with the people we love! I am blessed to have twin sons, Jake and David, who are 29 years old. I remember the day I gave birth all those years ago as being the most amazing day of my life! Those two perfect, precious babies, have now grown into these handsome, loving men. We enjoy each other’s company and are going to the Padres game on Sunday celebrate our special day. Throughout the years in my healing practice, I have helped many people experience the gift of life as well. I feel like a fairy Godmother helping make.
Spring Equinox is the day of equal lightness and darkness, the transition between Winter and Spring. This time may challenge us in mind, body, and spirit, as Mother Nature is showing us the importance of balance, embracing the totality of being. I am off to the desert to explore this theme. In Chinese Medicine, we have just emerged from Winter, or the Water element, which is more internal, a time to recharge our batteries before bursting forth into spring. Spring, or the Wood element, is the exact opposite. An exciting time of new beginnings. It is external: wood grows and expands. Wood is associated with anger and creativity; achieving goals and.