Jupiter Retrograding

Jupiter & Juno on mount Ida

Jupiter went retrograde today and will be so until August 2019. The entire summer to be exact. There is always some sort of planet retrograding at some particular time of the year. Jupiter retrogrades every 13 months for about 4 months. This year Jupiter seems to be revolved around issues surrounding love and relationships.

It is a time of philosophical introverted analysis of what you need to work on to be able to grow in relationships, or the time needed to realize its in your highest good to walk away. This will for sure be the time you realize this relationship is it, it’s worth it & for the good or the bad you will purge ahead, come the end of the summer. Or you may realize you need to let the relationship go to properly evolve more yourself.

The astroid Juno will be conjunct the moon during this period. Juno rules the soulmate, true love and commitment aspect. So this summer will be a true test to either make or break a strong relationship with your soulmate or one true love.

“Juno symbolizes the yearning for full mystic union that is emotionally, sexually, and psychologically fulfilling….”

So I hope you all have a wonderful and eyeopening Jupiter retrograde and please leave me comments on any astrology questions or your own personal experience about this aspect. I would love to hear from you!!

Springtime Garden Crystals

Spring has sprung! and it is glorious. Bees are buzzing…trees and flowers are budding and its just the most heavenly slice of weather one could ask for.

This is the time right here that was created especially for gardners and all you gardener wannabes (that would be me) out there. I have never been a stellar gardner myself…. Despite all my best efforts its always proved a bit difficult for me. Of course as was the case last year the one time I was pretty successful… the rabbits found ways to raid my little garden much to my dismay. I have resorted to just pretty flower pots on the balcony this year. I might pull out a small veggie garden this year but that as yet to be determined.

Anyways I stumbled on the idea of adding crystals to your garden for their energetic properties and just had to share the top four that I personally loved.

Quartz- supposed to be great for cell growth in your plants, the stone to use when setting intentions. So visualizing and setting your intention as you place some quartz around your garden will help.

Moonstone- a stone of fertility and health. This stone promotes strength & is known as a symbol of “new beginnings”. Soothes stressful environments and promotes success and good fortune.

Citrine- This stone is all about success and abundance, which is a win for any garden. The stone that simulates the properties of the sun itself lends warmth, and cleansing vitality to your garden

Moss agate- known quite literally as the gardeners stone. This stone lends grounding to the earth properties. A stone that promotes balance & vitality in your garden.

I also love how these little gemstones make the most beautiful garden decorations. Like like jewels spread amongst your garden. Let me know if any of you out there have had any luck with using gemstones in your gardens, and if so which ones where your favorite?

Green Chia Seed Pudding

Green Chia Seed Pudding

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  • 2 C of spinach
  • 1 C of milk
  • 1/2 C of coconut milk
  • 1/2 C of honey
  • 3 T chia seeds
  • Sliced kiwi as garnish

Add spinach, milk, coconut milk, honey and chia seeds to your blender & mix them all up until green & well blended. Pour mixture into desired bowls & slip kiwi on the side or on top. Let sit in the fridge for at least 45 min to an hour.

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Gluten-free Kale And Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Gluten-free Kale & Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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  • Handful or two of freshly washed kale
  • 3/4 C of milk
  • 1 C of gluten-free baking mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 T of honey
  • 1 T of butter
  • Chocolate chips

Set your griddle to Medium-high & in your blender, mix up the kale & milk together. Mix in together milk/kale mixture, pancake mix, egg, honey, and butter. Your batter should be on the thicker side. Thicker batter ensures fluffy pancakes. Add a little bit more milk if you prefer thinner pancakes.

Lightly grease the griddle & pour the batter (I pour about a palm size amount of batter)

Then I add a sprinkle of chocolate chips, and after you start to see bubbles form with the edges firming up you flip. Cook for about a min or two on the other side & then serve with butter and syrup of choice!

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The Cinderella Transit April 23rd

Who else is tired to death of hearing of the dreaded Mercury retrograde? What other Astrologers are tired to death of explaining the realities of mercury retrograde, and how the effects of said transit ultimately depend on placement and aspects to other aspects in your individual natal chart?

Lately I have been far more interested in the upcoming Cinderella transit. The Venus conjunct Chiron April 23rd, 2019. Perhaps it stems from the fact that I am already experiencing a strong square from transiting Chiron to my natal Neptune but I am feeling the stress & defiantly feeling the romantic relationship woes.

Cinderella transits are identified by either a Venus or Neptune aspect to Chiron the wounded healer. The Cinderella transit is all about romance and love & clearing old struggles or wounds to hopefully find a brighter future for you and your loved one. Your love will be tested by the universe two fold. This transit asked of you to truly dig deep for your romantic life questions.

Through this deep time of introspection, testing the every aspect of your core you will find your truth and who knows someone who truly is an advocate and believes in you and your dreams as well.

Tumeric and Ginger Immunity Tea

Tumeric & Ginger Immunity Tea

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  • Calming caffeine free tea of choice~This is my go to, but its only a seasonal item & for those who do not have a trader joes near them, your favorite herbal tea will do the trick.
This is my favorite tea to use. With calming chamomile, cinnamon, ginger and a little bit of hibiscous. Its a cup of heaven on rainy and cold day.
  • 1/2 t of turmeric
  • 1 T of honey
  • 1/2 t of freshly grated ginger
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • dash of black pepper

Start by simmering snd brewing your favorite cup of herbal chamomile tea. Afterwards stir in turmeric, fresh ginger, dash of pepper for better absorption, and garnish with honey and lemon juice.

Enjoy!

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Honoring Yourself- My Morning Meditation and Yoga Routine

Good Morning! I wanted to piece together a post that was a basic overview of my individual morning yoga & meditation routine. All I did was piece together my favorite energizing and focusing based energy poses, that takes no more than about 10 min in the morning to complete. For as mommas & busy ladies in general we all know how hectic our lives can get. It is utterly imperative to set time aside to clear and center yourself for the day ahead.

So firstly I start off in this pose and take about a couple of minutes to be still & meditate of my energy being cleared, balanced, productive, patient and protected. I try to always make sure to smile during this process because I believe it is a lovely way to set your day with energy that is positive and grateful.

From my meditation I then move on to do some cat/cow poses and make sure to truly pay attention to my slow and steadfast breathing. This is my modified version of childs pose. This is also really great for opening my hip flexors .

Then I go into my camel pose.
From there I transition into my downward facing dog position

After about three good in & out solid breaths I extended one leg behind me and hold for another couple of breaths. Then I sort of arch my foot to the other side and hold the pose again for a couple of smooth breaths.

Next I bring my foot up into my runner lunge position.

After my arm extension stretching, I immediately go into my warrior pose for a couple of nice deep breaths.

From the above pose I then would go back into downward dog and do the entire series of poses again but while using the other leg. Then I make my way back to downward facing down for the final time and then slowly walk forward to mountain pose but while hanging down in rag doll pose.

I typically always finish by slowly rising up into the pose below. I then typically down a glass of lemon water & grab my coffee. There is no set rhyme or reason to it and it’s something I dedicate to for at least 10 minutes in the morning. More is better if you can, but if your a super busy gal like me… I find 10 minutes is more than enough time to realign & to set some amazing intentions for the day. It gives me energy, focus, and all around great vibes to unfold my day to! Namaste!