In Chinese Medicine, spring is the season of the Wood element, which is controlled by the Liver and Gallbladder organ systems. The characteristics are flexibility and clarity at best, and at worst, confusion and anger. This has been an intense time of growth and rebirth, with lots of twists and turns and ups and downs. The purpose is to create a larger container in which to function on this Earth plane. With the New Moon in Taurus, a sense of stability is being created to help ground these new growth energies into being. I have seen a lot of people lately who need help with growing pains, myself included, that.
The Full Moon on April 11, is called the Pink Moon and is pregnant with love and life possibilities. The earth is ripe with life sprouting up all around us. Vibrant colors and increased light create renewed energy and motivate us into action. During this heart-centered Aries time, be sure to get lots rest to replenish your vitality and get ready for more action and adventure. In Chinese Medicine the moon cycle corresponds with the Yin aspect, which is restorative, and represents the internal, quiet, dark, contemplative nighttime feminine essence necessary to nurture life. As opposed to the Yang aspect, which is daytime, hot, bright, active masculine essence. Both are.
The New Moon Monday, March 27, in Aries, the Fire element. is all about letting go to make room for more of what serves us and those around us best. Unfortunately “best” is not always how we think it should be. This is where trust and faith, surrendering to the unknown, and taking a leap of faith is very helpful. Along with the action stimulating Fire element, we are being graced with lots of the Water element in the form rain, to clean the air and nourish our souls. The drought is over, we can let go and relax and go with the flow. This new moon is all about.
Spring is in the air, flowers blooming everywhere! Spring Equinox is the time of renewal and balancing, equalizing the energies between the winter and spring seasons. Bringing in much needed light, warmth, and new life in nature and ourselves as well. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring is mainly associated with the wood element, which is known for its strength and flexibility. From a spiritual perspective, the wood element is said to house the “hun” which represents the Spirit that enlivens and sustains us throughout life and is said to move on after death. Spring, in Chinese Medicine, also connects to the color green associated with healing, the emotion of anger.
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.