Wednesday is about self care and nurturing! 11/10/2017

Wednesday October 11th, 2017.

The Moon is in Cancer.

Mars in Virgo squares Saturn in Sagittarius.

When you wake up this morning, the Moon will have entered nurturing Cancer while you slept. The Moon rules over Cancer, and the Moon is all about our emotions, making this a day to settle into your feelings. Cancer loves to seek and provide comfort. Cook for yourself, make a romantic meal or feed your friends. Today the energy is wonderful to show love and warmth to everyone you meet, stranger or not.

Aggressive Mars form a challenging square aspect to restrictive Saturn. This will create some friction between the planet that rules our will and drive and the Master planet of limitation, lessons and Karma. You may experience frustration and aggravation today, if you feel as the whole world is against you, what a great  warning or a sign to slow down and resist the temptation to react or respond without thinking things through! The key to today is to slow down and take things steady, if you feel situations or emotions are getting out of your control, take a walk, clear your mind. Let your actions today be taken with discernment, an open heart and integrity and not from an impulse, reaction and  irritability!

The past few days have been deeply challenging and comfort is one thing you can do with and offer use the Moon in Cancer to nurture yourself and others, retreat to the comfort of your home and loved ones today if it gets too much!.

Happy Wednesday Gang!

By Andy J x

Its all about the Sagittarius Vibes! 26/09/2017.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

The Moon in Sagittarius.

The Moon in Sagittarius squares Mercury in Virgo.

The Moon is in Sagittarius conjunts Saturn in Sagittarius.

When the Moon is in Sagittarius, we tend to feel positive and enthusiastic about the direction of our life. Watch and see how your thoughts turn in the direction of expansion, adventure and a desire to gain greater understanding of your place in the world also what wonders it holds.

The Moon in Sagittarius conjunts Saturn in Sagittarius, both signs are drawing in Sagittarius energy. The Moon gives you a sense of comfort and whilst it is sitting next to Saturn you feel some calm in amongst this fog. Not knowing  or understanding the next step becomes less of a problem today, just easy your way into the day. This aspects reminds us of our responsibilities and our limitations.

The Moon squares Mercury in Virgo today! Mercury rules Virgo, it loves to take in information and make sense of it. Saturn is creating some cloudiness and intellectual fog this week and Mercury in Virgo is trying to make sense and trying to give you some understanding to it all along with making you super focused. Today is all about a matter of balance. Packing up and jet setting off seems like a great idea at the moment, but its a matter of balance of work and play. The joy of life and the challenges of  work and responsibilities must exist in harmony hand in hand yin and yang. We all still have bills to pay.

 

Have a good day!

Andy j x

Tuesday 04/07/2017.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

The Moon is in Scorpio.

Venus enters Gemini.

Today carries with it a great deal of vitality and activity as the Moon is in Scorpio and Venus enters Gemini. Lighten up and use the Scorpion energy for fun, getting to the bottom of a mystery or adoring the people you love the most…

Today lovely Venus, the planet of love, money, beauty and our values enters inquisitive,calculated Gemini and will be here for the next 6 weeks. Venus is not happy to leave Taurus where she has been since June 6th. Steadfast, grounded, earthy Taurus is her favorite place as she indulges in sensuality and comfort. However Venus the planet of grace has had a rough year this year, she has not only been retrograding , but retrograding between Aires and Taurus. Back and forth takes its toll on Venus, as Aires is not its most favorable sign to be placed in. Aires is about being head strong, moving forward, taking down obstacles and Venus well she likes being softer and less aggressive.

Venus in Gemini is lighter, it’s an Air sign! It’s about communication and exploration. It’s about walking through different doorways, fun, laughing and being social. In Gemini, Venus is flirtatious, inquisitive, and restless. Use this lighthearted energy, explore what is available without settling down and consider all your options regarding love and money.

 

Have a great day!

Andy J xx

Solar Plexus Chakra

This is the one chakra I have to constantly balance and re-balance in order to keep it open. people like me who struggle with balancing their solar plexus tend to struggle between feeling very powerful and self-assured to feeling worthless and hesitant.

Do any of these sound like you?

  • irritable bowel issues
  • constipation
  • weight struggles (either over or underweight)
  • binge eating
  • addictions
  • diabetes
  • self-worth issues
  • stomach ulcers
  • reflux issues
  • hepatitis
  • gallstones
  • pancreatitis

If you repeatedly suffer from any of these conditions, then it is likely your solar plexus is un balanced, so let me give you a quick rundown of the solar plexus chakra and what it affects and how you can rebalance it.

The third Chakra or the solar plexus chakra, is located between the navel and the region of the stomach just in the seat of your gut. As with the other chakras, it extends out in front of you, and behind you. It is bright and glows yellow like the sun.  As is synonymous with the core of your being, the gift of this chakra is sensing and connecting you with your will power, your ego, self-confidence, esteem, self-worth, it is the centre of your personal power and autonomy.  It is from your solar plexus that you find the confidence, strength, and motivation to manifest your goals, your dreams, and your desires

The purpose of this chakra is to allows you to meet challenges and move forward in your life. The main challenge for the third chakra is to use your personal power in a balanced manner.

Physical Symptoms of a Solar-plexus imbalance –

The solar plexus is responsible for maintaining complete function of your digestive system , digestive organs, enzymes, hormones, and physiological processes included.  On the physical level, the solar plexus chakra is associated with the digestive system such as Poor digestion, weight problems, anorexia, bulimia. Other organs that are affected are the  liver, pancreas, kidney and gallbladder. people tend to suffer from acute or chronic  ulcers, arthritis and hepatitis. as it affects the pancreas, temporary short or long term episodes of hypoglycaemia or hyperglycaemia (diabetes )can occur. Solar plexus imbalances can also cause  intestinal tumours and colon disease.

Balanced Solar plexus –

When this Chakra is in balance you will be in complete control over your emotions and thoughts. you will be able to reflect and have the ability to move forward in life with confidence and power. When balanced you will have the ability to make conscious choices to choose and to act, Your ego mind, or small mind will have no unwanted influence over your actions. When in tune, your Solar-plexus will radiate warmth, joy and confidence through-out your entire being. you will shine and glow and influence others who come in contact with you. You will know without a doubt, and accept your place in the Universe ,

 Overactive Solar plexus –

If your chakra is over-active you may react to life circumstances, be judgemental or find it critically easy to blame, point fingers and find fault in others. Beings with excessive third chakra energy have emotional outbursts and are often stressed out, and can be very rigid or stubborn. Anger or aggressiveness result from an over-active chakra. Procrastinating, making grand plans and not following through and becoming obsessive in regards to work or interests You may also be a perfectionist and can’t settle on something that is already good enough, it always has to be better.

 Under active Solar plexus –

If this chakra is under active it can cause severe emotional problems. You may also run on “auto pilot” avoiding your feelings of depression or anxiety. memory blanks, seclusion and isolation. Under active solar plexus tends to make people feel afraid and alone, suffering from mistrust and doubt. Being stuck, viewing life from the inside and not being able to see out or the bigger picture .People will suffer from low self-esteem, addiction, lack of self-control and will over eat or not eat at all and have the inability to set or maintain boundaries.

If you feel you’d benefit from clearing your solar plexus chakra, there are many practical, every-day things that you can do. Here are a few ideas

1.Yoga, the best solar plexus chakra yoga poses are those that strengthen your core and help you to feel more powerful and confident. Step into the Warrior I pose to access your inner spiritual warrior or go deeper with courage into the Bow pose. Continue into part 2 yoga poses, such as Boat pose or Lion’s pose.

2.Diet, Eating foods rich in yellow earthy colours. A healthy solar plexus chakra vibrates at a frequency similar to the colour yellow. Therefore, yellow foods provide the vibrational rate needed to help balance this chakra. Bananas, sunflower seeds, pumpkin, dairy such as cheese and yoghurt, turmeric, cumin, bread, pasta ( wholegrain of course) , flax and ginger

 

3.Essential oils embody the properties of the plant they were extracted from. These properties work on all four levels of our being: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. The following are the most commonly used solar plexus chakra essential oils: rosemary, mandarin, lavender, clary sage, patchouli, camomile.

4.Repeat an affirmation such as: I am confident in all that I do. I am successful. I effectively manifest the deep desires of my soul. I am capable. I can do it. My needs are important.  I release my creative energy into reality.  I can solve any problem that comes up. I respect myself.  I stand up for myself and what I believe in.

5. Healing practitioner – Working with a Reiki practitioner or other energy healer can be a good way to start your healing journey. They will be able to help break up the blockage and can help locate other blockages or imbalances in your energy.

6. At home, meditation is the most effective way to break up a blockage. Everyone possesses healing energy, and you can harness it using visualization

7. Crystal therapy – Jasper, malachite, citrine, yellow tourmaline, rhodochrosite

8. The solar plexus is associated with the colour yellow so picturing a yellow sunflower or glow bright sun where the chakra is located can have an instant affect. Surround yourself with the colour yellow, light yellow candles, wear yellow, vision yellow surround you and everywhere you go.

 

Additional Solar plexus information-

Sanskrit name: Manipura (jeweled city)

Element: Fire

Colour: Yellow

Identity: Ego identity

Shape: Triangle (downward-pointing)

Petals of the lotus: Ten

Seed sound: Ram

Vowel sound: Ah

Rights: To act

Psychological function: Will

Challenge: Shame

Endocrine gland: Adrenals, pancreas

Physical association: Digestive system, pancreas, liver and gall bladder

Developmental stage: 18 – 42 months

Plane: Celestial plane

Planets: Sun and Mars

Mythological Animal: Ram

Incense: Saffron, musk, sandalwood

Herb: Cinnamon, ginger

Tarot Suit: Wands

Clearing the blockage in your third chakra and allowing energy to flow freely through it will help return you to health. It is best to try to do daily healing work because falling back into old patterns can allow the blockage to form again.

By Andy Jackman

 

 

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