Spring Foods: Liquid Gold

Copy of Fire Cleanse

Greetings beloveds,

While we are working with the energy of fire, we cannot forget the magic of the liquid gold known as honey. Honey is a healing food which can be used in many different types of remedies both intentional and unintentional.

As it is fire’s season, finding ways to add a bit of fire to our foods helps align us with this seasons energy. There are so many ways to utilize honey whether it’s adding some to your tea, dessert, biscuits, oatmeal, bread, and countless other dishes. As one of the most versatile ingredients the options are almost limitless.

When you find yourself feeling sluggish take your favorite tea, add some honey and a tap of chili powder. This will add that spark that you need back to your physical form and spirit.

It is vital that we feed our spirit. That we support our bodies, heart, mind, and soul. That we find ways that allow for us to even if for a moment let ourselves focus on our own growth. Spring starts with the fire sign of Aries grounds in Taurus and ends with the sign of connection through communication Gemini. Honey creates those binds between the animal world, the plants, and us.

If you are opposed to the use of honey, there are other forms of sweeteners such as dates or stevia that also can provide a connection to the world around us. These additions to your diet will sweeten your disposition and view of the world without the sharpness of processed sugars that tax our bodies.

How do you incorporate honey or other sweeteners into your lifestyle?

-Kamilah Rose

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Yoga to Improve Blood Circulation

Greetings beloveds,

We have moved into Taurus Season and it’s time to slow down a bit. Taurus energy is a slow but steady flow which grounds the fire energy of Aries which woke us up from our winter’s rest. We are slowing not to stop but to be more intentional in what we do. To carve out our actions so that everything we do is with purpose.

The circulatory system is ruled by fire and the blood. To improve your blood circulation and assist your reasoning process here is a quick yoga  routine to promote blood circulation.

Enjoy!

Kamilah Rose

There’s a New World Coming: New Moon and Uranus in Taurus

New Moon in Taurus

Today we have a new moon in the sign of Taurus. Taurus is our first Earth sign of the western astrological zodiac. It takes that go go go energy of fiery Aries and grounds it into practices to be implemented. The energy of the cardinal sign Aries is to get us started. It pushes us outside of our winter cocoons to bring us back to life. Taurus is a mutable sign which means that it stabilizes the energy of Aries. It grounds our sense of self into our bodies and world around us.

Taurus is traditionally associated with the planet Venus. They naturally find the beauty in others, themselves, and the world around them. Taurus is associated with the Bull as they can be stubborn, set in their ways, and determined. This allows for them to have tremendous willpower. They set their mind to achieving a goal and will do so without being deterred.

This new moon, there is an energetic shift taking place with Uranus with moving into Taurus. I’ll share more about that later. With that, not everything will be clear right now. Not everyone moves with integrity and truth. There may be people around you who are not working with your best interest at heart. Or you may be deceiving yourself. Regardless, there is deception occurring somewhere. Be mindful of your relationship to money, ancestral wealth, heritage, and CHANGE. If you are resistant to our economy or currency changing this is a really good time to examine why.

  • Are there ideals associated with money or wealth that you are attached to?
  • Does the idea of living in an economy not based on paper currency worry you?
  • Do you diversify your income/saving/investment options or do you save all your money in a mattress?
  •           Do you place the value of your life and resources over others?
  • Do you reject the material realm because it is the “root of all evil?”.

Change is coming to the way that we interact with money and resources. Things will look different and there may be sudden changes to our society especially in terms of electronic finances, technology, and our perception of resources. Things that you trusted are going to be revealed to be shadows of what we thought they were.

Change is coming to the way that we interact with money and resources. Things will look different and there may be sudden changes to our society especially in terms of electronic finances, technology, and our p.png

The new moon in Taurus wants you redefine what you value. It must be based on love. Cosmic, universal love. One where resources are available to all which aligns with the energetic truth that we are in a universe of ABUNDANCE. When we fear and act on the energy of lack, loss, not enough, and distrust we limit our ability to access all that is available to us. It’s time to release outdated paradigms which says we cannot give to others because then there won’t be enough left for me. Or the more insidious paradigm of “we only get what we earn”. Again, these are limiting thoughts because you deserve everything. It is promised to you that you will be cared for.

Move into abundance. You are limitless. You are abundant. You are wealthy. You are Divine! You are courageous! Ground yourself in compassion, empathy, love, nurturing, and self-care. This will be the new foundation of how and why we work. Karen Parker with Human Design for Everyone stated that, “Taurus is a sign of mutation. It is a strange sign that nurtures the seed of new beginnings”.

Taurus calls us to ground our beliefs and practices in what we CAN be. Do you know what you desire? What really makes you feel secure? What your soul purpose is? Take some time to sit down and write this out. If you have not already set SMART goals and objectives write them out. Create a loose plan and then like a Taurus stick to it. Things may be uncomfortable but as Anais Nin said, “the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful then the risk it took to blossom”. We are breaking out of a shell so be gentle with yourself and be gentle with each other.

Correspondences Adapted from Moon Magick by D.J. Conway

Nature Spirits: Faeries, elves, Earth related beings

Herbs: Patchouli, bergamot, elder, rose, mugwort, thyme, yarrow

Colors: Green, brown, pink, gold

Flowers: Lily of the valley, foxglove, rose,

Scents: Rose, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Bergamot

Stones:

Abundance: Emerald, Malachite, Jade, Amber, Pyrite, Citrine, Carnelian, Diamond, Topaz

Grounding: Red Jasper, Red Coral, Fire Opal, Smoky Quartz, Fire Agate, Cat’s Eye, Bloodstone, Brown Spinel, Brown Tourmaline

Deities: Bast, Venus, Aphrodite, Maia, Diana, Artemis, Pan, Horned God

Gods of Life and Death: Osiris

Osiris

Greetings beloveds,

All things are in balance and with the feminine Gods of Life and Death, we have the masculine Gods of Life and Death. These Gods have been brought into our world to provide the masculine energetic journey from birth, life, and death to resurrection.

We start with Osiris, the brother and husband of Auset (Isis). He is the ruler of the underworld, death, and completion. From death comes life and the return of balance through their son Horus.

Here are links to learn more about this powerful masculine God of Life and Death.

Wikipedia: Osiris

Britannica: Osiris Egyptian God

Ancient History Encyclopedia: Osiris 

Ancient Egypt Online: Osiris

Ancient Origins: The Story of Osiris – How the First Ruler of Egypt Became God of the Underworld

 

 

 

May Planetary Placements: Cultivating Beautiful Sacred Space

May Astrology

Greetings beloveds,

May is a bit of a slow month astrologically but it’s needed with the work that we are doing. On May 13th Mercury enters Taurus joining the sun. This officially starts are astrological movement from fire to earth energy. Aries kicks off the astrological new year and spring calling us to be brave so we can begin again. Mercury in Taurus brings our awareness to calm, grounded forms of communication. We are settling into our homes, our bodies, ourselves. We speak with our feat firmly planted on the ground. A startling understanding of the beauty of taking our time.

Soon after this we experience the new moon in Taurus. During this time we have Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn and Jupiter in Scorpio in retrograde. The Sun, Mercury and Uranus are all in Taurus. Mars is in Capricorn, Venus in Gemini, and Neptune in Pisces. Seven of the ten Western astrological planets are in Earth signs, the majority in Taurus. We have taken the rose-colored glasses off to bring the beauty we have dreamed of into reality. You can read more about the new moon in Taurus here.

On May 16 Mars enters Aquarius moving our expression of passion and aggression from a grounded sacrificial energy to one of creativity and innovation. Venus enters Cancer and we take the deep dive into our emotional connections with our home and the divine feminine. Partner this with the Taurus energy and you may find yourself wanting to cleanse and redecorate your home, office, car, and physical form. Be mindful to not place too much importance on fulfilling your fantasies while ignoring reality. It may feel great to brighten your home up or purchase a new car but your finances might take the biggest hit.

May 20th the Sun enters Gemini and we officially enter Gemini season. It’s time to connect, talk, and bring our light/shadow out to play. You might find yourself wanting to get our and spend time with your people.

Check back in soon for the rest of the important astrological movements occurring right before the full moon in Sagittarius.

See you soon!

-Kamilah Rose

Full Moon in Scorpio: Embrace the Transformation

Full Moon In Scorpio

Greetings beloveds,

I hope you are all well. I know that there is A LOT going on right now energetically that could be affecting your equilibrium right now. On April 14th we had Jupiter sextile Pluto which held our hand as we moved to do incredible things. To move ourselves closer to our dreams. The 17th saw Chiron enter Aries while Saturn goes retrograde. We are healing our relationship to ourselves and how we interact with each other. This is highlighted by the sun moving into Taurus on the 19th who is called us to awareness of the beauty of our foundation and “home”. If we expand the definition of home to include our mind, hearts, spirit, and body, then home becomes something that we always have access to. Let us find the beauty in that space. April 17th also is the start of retrograde season! I wrote about the planets in retrograde that you can read about here. On the 19th Pluto in Capricorn joins Saturn in Scorpio in retrograde. This is an intense time of healing in so many ways.

One of the first areas that we will experience healing is in our heart space. With the planets in retrograde, sun in Taurus, and full moon in Scorpio we are deep within our feeling spaces. Strong beautiful moments when we are fully open and aware. This might feel painful because we are clearing out the experiences that have anchored us to our past. These experiences will range from ecstatic love to deep trauma.  Take a tip from Scorpio and find a space where you feel safe and secure. Perhaps a dark quiet place that is very comfortable.

As we are in the depths of our psyche and the underworld with Scorpio, Saturn, and Pluto this is a great time to tap into the wisdom of the deepest parts of the ocean.

Ritual

Time to develop our own form of trimethylamine oxide (TMAO) the molecule that helps proteins work at high pressure. The animals that survive in the depths of this region survive off the remains of those that float down after their death. What have you released over the past few months? Release their remains so that you can transform.

Optional Supplies:

Water, tea, or red drink of your choice. Pick something that makes you feel warm and powerful (ex: cinnamon, fig, mulberry, rose, mugwort, and lavender –  Click here for a list of cleansing herbs/foods).

a candle that is red, orange, yellow, or your personal power color

Ritual

Dress your candle if you would like to increase the power of this intention.

Take 3 deep breaths and see yourself moving through fog towards a lake. See the small boat tied to the edge of the lake with a single lantern hanging from it’s bow. Enter the boat and as you sit, it moves on its’ own disappearing into the mist. You feel no fear, only resolve to complete your journey.

The boat stops in the middle of the lake. You look around you unsure of what is next. There is a gentle splash near you. You turn towards the sound and a figure beneath the surface. You watch it swim under the water, curious. Slowly, the rather large being stops beneath your boat.

Slowly from the depths an object rises facing you. With a calm demeanor deep eyes stare into yours and find yourself facing an ancient being of a time long forgotten. It is the water dragon. A creator that has existed in your soul forever. You close your eyes not quite believing what you are seeing. The dragon moves closer to you and you reach out. Your hand tentatively reaches out touching the rough wet scales. The dragon nudges your hand closing its’ eyes. You do the same feeling a spark arise.

You are transported to a cave. What color do you see? Is it light or dark? The dragon is wrapped around an egg of light and you step forward. The dragon rises to meet you. You reach for the egg and to your surprise it dissolves into your hands with a bright flash of light.

Once upon a time, you were different. Another being who lived a life that you do not recognize. There were friends, family, situations that you encountered during that time that you released so that you could cross the lake and take this journey. The person you used to be has been transformed, reborn. What was left has now been repurposed, transformed.

Take three deep breaths. What do you see around you? What does that cave look like now? Is there anyone there? Take note of your space.

The light slowly dims and you find yourself back on the boat. The dragon nudges your hand giving you its blessing. As it moves back under the water you hear a word whispered in your mind. It is the name of the dragon. You may use this to call the energy of transformation to you whenever you may need its guidance or support. The water dragon is one of your greatest allies. It holds the wisdom of the depths beyond the light.

Hold your candle in your left hand and transfer some of the energy you absorbed from the egg. When you feel ready light the candle.

Now place your hand over your drink. Again, send some of the energy from the egg to the drink. Feel it being empowered by your will to adapt and thrive. When you ready consume your drink. Take that energy into yourself with purpose. You are a complete whole being who THRIVES in all spaces including the depths of the sea/soul. Embrace it. Feel it. Know it.

Finish this ritual with a bath or shower. Cleanse your body of what was so that you have fully engage with what you have become.

 

Happy Full Moon!!

-Rose

Cleansing Your Home: Let the Sunshine In

Fire Cleanse

Greetings beloveds,

Spring is here and it’s time to let that fire energy cleanse our souls and homes. Now, let’s not set a fire in the middle of the room or anything. Oh no there’s a much easier way to let the energy of rebirth and regeneration cleanse your space. Here are three examples to get you started.

  1. Open the curtains and let the sun in!
  2. Light candles: Choose spring time scents like lemon, eucalyptus, orange, rose, lavender, peach or gardenia to change the energy of your home.
  3. Experiment through lighting options: check out different types of light bulbs and wattage
  4. Meditate on light moving through each room of your home clearing the energy.
  5. Invite the fire animals to protect and transmute the energy of your home to best serve you.

How do you use the energy of fire to clear your home?

-Rose

Greetings beloveds,

Sometimes you just need to clear the cobwebs from your brain so you can think again clearly. Today, while working, cleaning, while you sleep, or while meditating take some time to listen to the video below to clear your mind and energy.

 

Clearing it Out: Yoga for Elimination

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Greetings beloveds,

To go with this months theme of clearing it out, I want to share with you all some yoga poses that support digestion followed by a quick flow. Enjoy!

Stimulates Digestion

Warrior II – Counterpose: Downward Facing dog

Warrior I – Counterpose: Downward facing dog

Revolved Extended Side-Angle – Counterpose: standing forward bend

Revolved triangle – Counterpose: Standing forward bend

Chair – Counterpose: standing forward bend

Cobra – Counterpose: Childs pose/lying on belly

Camel – Counterpose: standing forward bend/childs pose

Bridge (pg106) Counterpose: Knee to chest

Bow – Counterpose: lying on belly/childs pose/ downward-facing dog

Locust – Counterpose: Lying on belly/childs pose

 

  Simple Seated Twist – Counterpose: staff

 

  Standing forward bend

  Open-Angle – Counterpose: knees-to-chest

  Splits –  Counterpose: downward facing dog

 

Start seated with your legs crossed comfortably. Inhale feeling your back lengthen and straighten as you do. Place your right hand behind you and exhale into a twist bringing your left hand onto your right knee for seated spinal twist. Hold here for 3 breaths.

Now extend your legs in front of you into staff making sure your spine is straight by imagining each vertebrae stacking one on top of the other. Inhale arms overhead and exhale bending at the waist into forward bend. Hold for as long as you need.

Inhale slowly raising your arms overhead and exhale lowering your arms. Repeat 2 times.

Next, spread your legs as far apart as is comfortable for you into a v shape. Inhale arms up exhale bending at the waist placing your hands on the floor in front of you where ever you feel comfortable for open angle. Hold for 2 breaths then on your next inhale raise up slightly and on the exhale bend forward from the waist lowering deeper into the pose. Hold here for 2 breaths. Repeat as many times as you like until you have reached the deepest pose for you.

Now inhale slowly raising up out of the pose and find yourself in legs together, abdominal muscles activated, arms comfortable at your side. Inhale raising your arms overhead letting your shoulders slide gently down holding your arms parallel to each other elbows and palms facing inwards into Mountain pose. Take 2 breaths and then exhale lowering your arms as you do so. Repeat 2 times. On the third, exhale bend forward at the waist for standing forward bend. Repeat this again 2 times. Return to standing position arms lowered at your sides once again.

Plant your right food firmly on the ground at the front of your mat if you are using one, feeling each toe connect with the ground. Step your left foot back behind you with your foot turned out. Align yourself until your hips are squared. Inhale slightly up and exhale bending forward at the waist placing your hands upon the ground or blocks if needed. Exhale, rotating your core and bringing your left arm up so your fingertips are facing the ceiling or sky. Let your head follow the stretch of your arm looking upward into Revolved Triangle. Hold for 2 breaths or longer if desired. When ready, exhale lowering your left arm down along with rotating your core back towards the ground. Inhale, slowly raising up from the waist bring your arms arms to rest on your hips.

Inhale rising up slightly. Exhale bending your right knee at a 90 degree angle into lunge, your left foot turned outwards. Place your hands firmly either on your knee to steady yourself. When you’re ready inhale your arms up in the same fashion used in Mountain pose for Warrior. Breath here, using your feet to feel the connection to the ground. Your weight should be centered in your hips, your core strong supporting your upper body. Hold here for 4 breaths. Inhale raising up just slightly and exhale releasing your arms back to your knee.

On your next exhale place your right arm on the outside of your upper right thigh rotating your core but leaving your left arm still on your knee. Inhale, and on your next exhale hook your left arm pit as deeply as you can into your knee letting your right arm lift up extending overhead. This should create a relatively straight line down from the fingertips of your right hand down to your left foot. Breathe here in Revolved Extended Side-Angle. If you are feeling too challenged here, lower that right arm and raise your left forearm to bring your hands into prayer pose. Your core still rotated to the right. Hold and breathe here. When you are ready, exhale lowering that left arm to the ground placing your right hand on your right hip. Inhale, raise up slightly moving your left arm to your right knee and bring your right hand to meet it there.

Both hands resting upon your knee on your next inhale step your left leg forward both feet together knees slightly bent. Steady your yourself and inhale slowly rising up into standing. Repeat again on your left side.

Once done, standing tall inhale your arms up overhead into Mountain and then exhale releasing your arms to your side. Repeat as many times as desired. On your last exhale bring your hands together in Prayer pose at your heart chakra.

Namaste.

With love,

-Rose