I am on the road traveling in Phoenix under radiant blue sky. It is hot, hot with temperatures around a 100 degree Fahrenheit. When we go outside it is like walking into a sauna. We are staying in Flagstaff and I am having a ball with all the nice restaurants, malls, museums and the nice architecture.
I prepared this article last week for you and maybe I am going a little missionary. If so I hope you will forgive me. With the constellation of the stars for focus on health I couldn’t help it but put a little in depth info in.
A Full Moon
A Full Moon is receiving the full light radiance from the Sun and gives you a chance to become deeply conscious of usually more hidden areas in your lives. The Sun represents life force and consciousness and the Moon the emotions and deeply hidden feelings. A Full Moon is a magical time and turning point before the fullness starts to loose force moving towards the New Moon. You can use this moment in time for your own magic in creating the life you desire. Let me ask you:
What is most important for you in your life? Is it you, living your love with family and friends? Is it your spiritual growth? Is it success and wealth? Is it having time for adventures and fun? Or is it your health?
When you start thinking about it you can appreciate how all these areas of your life are interconnected. To me it seems that when I have health I have a better chance to deal and create satisfying results in all the other areas. Of course you can be spiritually fulfilled and live a life from the high frequency of love and feel pretty good with that. But if your body is in pain and not in balance, all the other areas will not show up as full and gratifying as they could be.
Last week with the Neptune opposition to the Sun and Mercury starting his retrograde mission we got started on observing our health needs. This theme is deepened throughout this month with Sun in Virgo the classical health sign with attention to details of nutrition and health issues. Also the Full Moon in Pisces, home to Neptune is the complementing opposing sign to Virgo and needs to be integrated for full spiritual and physical health.
Alignment with the Stars
Throughout the year there are special times to do specific things and turn your attention to for more success and fulfillment. Each month the Sun is in a different sign, the Moon moves through the whole zodiac waxing and waning between Full Moon and New Moon and there are all the additional other planetary positions in the heavens to consider. Some planets are faster then others who might be impacting us for longer periods of time like Saturn and the outer planets. With the help of astrology you can be more aware of the time quality and become more aligned with the universal laws governing the cosmos. Let us have a look at Pisces.
Neptune at Home in Pisces
Pisces is the last sign in the unfolding of the zodiac and is ruled by Neptune. It is a sign where the physical is transcended. Neptune is thought as the Roman god of the sea (Greek Poseidon) and is associated with many non-material, sometimes nebulous and transcendent principles. It relates to religion and spirituality, fantasy, imagination, creativity in art and music, idealism, compassion, love, higher states of consciousness, our connection to the divine, mysticism, and the healing arts.
Neptune at its best supports our striving toward inspiration and insight, but its negative influence is associated with addiction, weakness, illusions, and deception. And it is also representing poison, drugs, toxins, gases, addictions, and degenerative, the life force diminishing influences we call diseases.
Full Moon in Pisces August 24
A Full Moon in Pisces might make you feel more vulnerable or fragile as usual. You might wake up from heavy dreaming activity in the middle of the night. You might feel moments of deep love, compassion and oneness. Experiences of ecstasy and bliss belong here.
Pisces knows about the interconnectedness of all life and dimensions. Pisces understands that our individual personality is just skin deep and just a momentary expression in the world of form. Our soul is eternal and a part of the whole.
But the spiritual connection of Pisces needs to be anchored into the physical world and that is the chore of the opposing sign Virgo. Virgo is ruled by Mercury and is very much matter of fact and practical in analyzing the world and adjusting accordingly. Virgo uses logic, recognizes what is working and what is not.
I like to inspire you this month to use those underlying qualities and have a discerning look into your health.
Many Challenges for Your Health
The other day I saw this documentary on a German channel about plastics. I was interested to see how much information and awareness about the health damaging properties of phthalates (plasticizer) is made public and if they have anything to offer in the way of solutions. I was very disappointed about the report but not surprised. They did point out the severity of the situation for all life forms on the planet, but besides the recommendation to take recycling more serious and changing our long term production to biodegradable plastics there were no real suggestions given concerning our individual situation and how we can deal with it.
In the film they showed how much of all the plastics we use in every area of our lives end up in the oceans. There are islands of plastic waste piling up and just keep circling around. The plastic does not really break down but into smaller pieces which are additionally loaded with other chemicals like DDT and pesticides. These smaller particles are eaten by fish and birds and end up in your stomachs. But that is not the only way that stuff is ending up in your system.
Plastics are everywhere. We package our foods with plastic covers on Styrofoam trays or plastic containers, we drink from plastic water or soda bottles; everything is leaching out and accumulating in our system. It slowly stockpiles over a life time and has been proven to be the culprit in many fatal diseases. The chemistry of phthalates resembles that of many hormones especially estrogens. Those fake estrogens occupy the bodily receptor stations for our natural, hormones like testosterone, estrogen and progesterone and screw up the whole system. In the film they talked about an epidemic of sterile men because of the overload of fake estrogens as well as babies been born with genital deformities.
The point is besides the plastics and pesticides the list goes on and on to non-biodegradable detergents, dioxins, PCBs, DDT and others we do not even know how to spell. All these are widely distributed and totally unavoidable in day to day’s life and they wreak havoc with our hormonal systems, accelerate aging and trigger cancer and many other diseases. Pretty bleak, huh?
There is Hope and Something You Can Do
Astrologically poison and toxins are attributed to Pisces and are at the bottom of many mysterious diseases and unexplainable pain. This month is a great time for you to get started on your own personal detox program with Mercury and Sun in Virgo and the Full Moon in Pisces. Start with educating yourself.
According to my favorite author on the subject Sherry Rogers, MD there are two underlying causes for any disease: toxicity and deficient nutrition. Having found her own way through a life threatening disease she has done extensive research and published numerous books on different health subjects. I love her work and think she is really a big blessing with her efforts and contribution to reformation of regular medicine. Our health system is mainly driven by big drug corporations pushing poisonous drugs to manage diseases (And create new ones with their side effects). Healing can only happen through finding the underlying causes and for that we have to take our health into our own hands.
I recommend starting with the book “Detoxify or Die” and moving on with “Wellness Against all Odds”. You can find more titles of hers on my Book Treasures page. She recommends extensive cleansing with Infra Red Sauna and coffee enema with specific tests and many supplements to support the process. Check her out and I believe you will find it very beneficial.
Yes, it takes time, effort and money but if you want to stay or become healthy there is no way around educating yourself and taking responsibility for your own health. But since nobody else will do it for you there is not really a choice.
As you can tell my heart is really in this. I see so much suffering and pain around me because of health issues. I think we can only win by taking our health into our own hands and act accordingly. I am on the sauna and enema program for 5 month now and I can report that my arthritis has gotten much better and my psoriasis spots have disappeared. I still have ways to go and have resigned myself that this is a long term effort to keep battling the odds to keep myself in shape as much as possible and support my own inner healing process. I hope I have motivated you enough to get started on your own healing journey,
Aloha and many blessings, Shakti.
Shakti Carola Navran: astrologer, jeweler and author
1135 Makawao Ave. Suite 310
Makawao, Maui, Hawaii 96768
Shakti Carola Navran has been an astrological coach, jeweler, spiritual teacher and healer for over 30 years. Her practice spans hypnotherapy, meditation, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and healing with gemstones. She creates beautiful jewelry for the soul and spirit at her studio on Maui, Hawaii. She has written many articles and is the author of the book Jewelry & Gems for Self Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul.
In her book she teaches you about astrology and how to read the blue print of your own chart. If you know where your challenges are, you can then take steps to support or balance yourself with your 12 personal healing gemstones, those enchanting allies to raise your frequency and experience more joy. Jewelry and Gems for Self-Discovery is a treasure chest of ideas about Soul Jewelry; on how to select, purchase, and wear jewelry that will enhance your body, heart, mind, and soul.