𝗙𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗠𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗘𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗽𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗚𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶: This Monday Nov 30th
A full moon is like turning up the volume, a heightened energy that can be either creative & energizing or it can be reckless & overwhelming. A full moon eclipse is, well, even more jacked up - ‼️🌖‼️
With Gemini in particular, it might feel like your nervous system has been plugged into a socket, a power surge of energy is completely over-stimulating or anxiety provoking. Gemini keeps things head-y. Your hair might feel your hair standing on end 🤯
An eclipse can also bring up a sudden letting go, especially with a full moon eclipse. It can be a powerful release, if we surrender to it - that is if we can let go of resistance to what we are called to let go of.
It's the first of a few Gemini/Sagittarius axis eclipses next year, so it also sets the stage for themes in your life that may play out over the next 6 months.
A few tips:
#1: 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱. Be kind in your thoughts, especially the narratives you have about yourself.
#2: It will be extra important to 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗵𝘆𝗴𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗲 with this one: No screen time before bed. If you usually give yourself 30min, double it. If you usually need an hour of unwinding, take two.
#3: Calming 𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗶𝗹𝘀 can also help, as Gemini rules the lungs (which in Chinese Medicine controls our smell). Scents like lavender, camomile, and pachouli.
#4: 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘁. Especially before bed. Use oil to support the nervous system. (Bonus: you can combine a few drops of essential oils in the carrier oil for the massage. A 2-for-1!)
#5: 𝗔𝗰𝘂𝗽𝘂𝗻𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲. I'd be remiss not to mention this one here, as easing the nervous system is one of the things acupuncture does best!
𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘭𝘴𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥?
Sending y'all some love for this one. #BeKind and #MindYourMind
"𝘌𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘴; 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘨𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥. 𝘌𝘹𝘩𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘤𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯." ~ @brenebrown, quoting Emily & Amelia Nagoski from their new book, 𝘉𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘵.
Our lives are multifaceted, and often emotions get put in a separate category, like a box we shove away that we don't have time - or make time - to sort through. But 𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙮. And each one creates 𝙖 𝙣𝙚𝙪𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙢𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙤𝙙𝙮. They are a driving force in all of us, an essential part of human life, and a factor in disease.
But what do we do with them? 𝘏𝘰𝘸 do we work with them? If it sounds exhausting to tend to every emotion you have, I feel ya. We can't always do this, especially in a situation where the appropriate action calls for setting our emotions aside and dealing with them later.
And therein lies key - dealing with them later. 🗝
What Emily & Amelia's book 𝘉𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘵 is presenting, is actually good news: We don't always have to change the issue that sparked the emotion. We just have to deal with the feeling (or physical reaction) from it.
And here are some ways to do so:
▫️Positive social interaction (I know, a more challenging one in a pandemic!)
▫️Affection (i.e. a 20 second hug)
▫️A big cry
And though it wasn't mentioned, I'd like to propose 𝗮𝗰𝘂𝗽𝘂𝗻𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 for this list as well📍
One thing I love about Chinese Medicine is that emotions are woven into it. They are a recognized 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲. There are acupuncture points that help the body process the neurochemical responses of emotion, so we don't get stuck there - or burnt out.
𝘼𝙣𝙮 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙮𝙤𝙪'𝙙 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙙𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩?
I highly recommend the podcast episode (Unlocking Us, Oct 14th 2020). And if it sparks your interest, consider reading Emily & Amelia's book 𝘉𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘵.
#burnout #stress #emotions
𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗠𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗜𝗻 𝗦𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗽𝗶𝗼 𝗡𝗼𝘃 𝟭𝟱 #♏️#🌑
There's a new path ahead of us.
𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙬𝙚 𝙢𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙠 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙟𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙮.
With this new moon, 𝘪𝘵'𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨.
You might really feel like going inwards with this Scorpio moon, keeping your dreams or intentions private for now. That's okay. 𝘚𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘩𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘪𝘰 is where you're meant to be.
Where you choose to direct this energy is getting a helping hand from both Jupiter (the planet of opportunity & growth) and Mars (now direct, ruling Scorpio) - offering support, like the wind at your back. 🖐
𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗲, 𝘁𝗼 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻, 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. You can't rush divine or planetary timing. So allow yourself to be exactly where you are.
#scorpiosesason #selfdiscovery #astrology2020 #astrology #witchvibes #scorpio #marsgoesdirect #zodiac #zodiacsigns #horoscope #transformation #witches #magic #witchlife #alchemy #astronerd #dothework #meditation #waterelement #tobe #fiveelements #torontoacupuncturist #5elements #newmoon #newmooninscorpio
Eat your Medicine! Chinese Medicine Nutrition spotlight:✨🔦✨
Da Zao - aka Jujube - aka Chinese Red Dates
Da Zao / Chinese Red Dates are used in TCM herbal medicine to nourish the blood, tonify the Spleen. It's often added to formulas to help harmonize the other herbs and protect the body from side effects.
If you've been diagnosed by a practitioner as having qi & blood deficiency, you can eat your medicine! And it tastes delicious!
This is a particularly good herb for bodies that go through monthly menstruation.
I've been enjoying Da Zao by adding it to oatmeal. Tips:
❗️The dates need to be cooked.
❗️Remove the pits before cooking.
→ Cook them with your steel-cut oats in the insta-pot or via stovetop.
→ If using flaked oats, simmer the dates in a bit of water first for 20min.
Da Zao is excellent for boosting fertility, softening the cervix before labour, supporting uterine muscles, and nourishing postpartum.
Chinese Dates are less sweet than the dates we usually get in the grocery store, so it's easier on the blood sugar. That being said, they're not recommended for everyone's constitution - so it's always wise to talk to your practitioner first.
You can order them @
You can read a research study report here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5637148/
Food really is medicine.
#foodismedicine #eatyourmedicine #lovewhatyoueat #nourishyourself #dazao #chinesereddate #jujube