Elements of Spirit - EARTH Reading - 8.29-9.5

EARTH READING: 8.29-9.5

AFFIRMATION: “I MOVE THROUGH RESISTANCE TO PROVE THAT I CAN TRUST MYSELF."

THIS WEEK:  There seems to be some chunky rock formations around your arms and shoulders. They could be shoulder pads for protection, but we sense that these are layers of resistance revealed by the recent astrological alignments. BUT DON'T WORRY, they are ready to be shed.

You could also think of it as scar tissue. During mars retrograde it may have been difficult to get behind all your projects, this may have been trying, you may have even been exhausted. But all that resistance has caused you to heal and build up strength. Now it's time to rehab, to work through scar tissue and get your full range of motion back. The energy is there now thanks to Mars direct.

So whatever you held off on, or held back on during the last few weeks and months needs some muscle behind it now. Be brave and bold like a bull in a china shop. If you break something pick it up and fix it, but by no means should you be proceeding gingerly right now. Loosen up, and move around, get the cricks out. If you apply yourself and take advantage of the easy influx of fiery energy right now, you might get that all too rare occurrence wherein you feel yourself, you like what you feel, and you appreciate what you like. This may even lead you to trusting yourself! Play to your strengths, emphasize your progress, and get back in the game. 

COLORS TO POP: Grass green and dirt brown.
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Green calcite, selenite.
OILS TO ANOINT: Rosemary, spearmint.
SNACKS TO NOSH: Muscle milk or vegan protein shakes
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: The Incredible Hulk at the physical therapist's office. He may break some shit, but everyone needs healing sometimes.

Elements of Spirit - EARTH Reading - 8.15-8.22

EARTH READING: 8.15-8.22

AFFIRMATION: “I AM SELF-SUFFICIENT AND FULL OF POWER, NO MATTER WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME OR WHAT ANYONE THINKS."

THIS WEEK:  KNEES AND SHINS BITCHES, KNEES AND SHINS

For some reason your ego is being challenged this week. Maybe you don’t like the info turned up by mercury stationing direct… too bad… integrate it cuz it’s true. 

Try not to be so concerned about the implications, especially how you’re appearing to other people. The shins represent how "fronting" in life; what we lead with: the ideals, morals or stances that we build our belief systems on. The knees represent the ego structure and self concept that is built upon those ideals and morals. 

How can you make sure you are in alignment? Let the old you die and accept who you are today. The old you can also be who you thought you were or who you thought you had to be. Just be who you are, as you are, start there. And use this week to articulate that perfect position with so much love. Don’t worry about saving face. Come up to speed with where you are now and everyone will love you even more (including yourself)

The first version of the affirmation we heard was: "I DONT NEED WHAT I THINK I NEED AS BADLY AS I THINK I NEED IT," but we settled on an affirmative version of that. Use whichever you prefer.

COLORS TO POP: Butter yellow, honey gold.
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Citrine, Yellow Jasper
OILS TO ANOINT: Amber, Lemon.
SNACKS TO NOSH: Turkish delight, vegan truffles
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Saints who have lived through trials, who then find peace in themselves during meditation or even in their martyrdom; radiating the unshakeable self-sufficiency of one who knows the divine. 

Elements of Spirit - EARTH Reading - 7.25-8.1

EARTH READING: 7.25-8.1

AFFIRMATION: “I WATCH MYSELF BEING BOLD. YOU WATCH ME BEING BOLD. WE MAKE EACH OTHER BOLDER."

COLORS TO POP: Mustard and magenta
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Carnelian, Aragonite
OILS TO ANOINT: Lemongrass, star anise.
SNACKS TO NOSH: Whole grain rice bowls eaten alone in public with an extra seat available for someone fierce to join you.
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Kim K and Ye.

THIS WEEK: Our ears are full of drums as we write this. So dance. BEAT. MARCH. WERRRRRQ. Exercise. You are being asked to harness the FIRE in the ETHER by stabilizing your core. Scorched earth is very chic. Kilned bricks. Glazed pots. KEEP GOING. get stronger. The seeds of what society needs from you are already planted in your soil. Don’t even worry about water. This is incubation bitch. Go with the fire and get stronger. Your spirit is asking you to be totally centered and confident, while also watching everything snap crackle pop and change in ways you can't control. Let yourself surprise yourself with who you’ve become and what you’re all about now. If you are inspired, so are we all. You are fucking amazing.

ELEMENTS OF SPIRIT - EARTH READING - 7.18-7.25

EARTH READING: 7.18-7.25

AFFIRMATION: "MY STILLNESS INCREASES AND STABILIZES MY SENSITIVITY."

THIS WEEK: Can you change as little as possible? Do as little as possible? This is not to let you off the hook, only to allow yourself to adjust to the turbulence around you and/or inside you. Because baby, you’re doing better than you think/feel. In the face of all the exquisite impressions coming through from last week’s eclipse, you may just need some time to equalize and equilibrate. We are always trying to get you to gently break out of your structures, but not this week. Hunker down. Be where you are, as you are, and change as little as possible. This will help the strong and subtle vibrations to permeate your densest shields. By being still you can be more sensitive. By being still this sensitivity will be less intense. you are allowed to remain still until your desired or anticipated motion feels manageable. Then, go for it! Move if you must! But maybe try experimenting with holding off on big actions until next week, on the 23rd, when the fires of LEO LAND may act for you, or make you act without even realizing it. It’s chill cuz you’re just focusing on being still, stable, and sensitive without getting spun or messy.

COLORS TO POP: Khaki, swamp green, slate grey
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Garnet, red jasper
OILS TO ANOINT: Patchouli, vetiver
SNACKS TO NOSH: Oatmeal with maple syrup, eggs over medium
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Crocodiles - amphibians who traverse water and earth. Who lay so still. Who are so sensitive. Who barely breathe or move. Who remain undetected. Until the moment is perfect and they strike and eat their best meal and live their best life.

Elements of Spirit - EARTH READING - 7.11-7.18

EARTH READING - 7.11-7.18

AFFIRMATION: "I SEE MY HEART'S DESIRE MANIFEST BEFORE ME AND THROUGH ME."

This week: Put your back into it. Be proud. We see you not just marching forward holding your beautiful bloody heart as a beacon... we see you standing on a peak, thrusting it skyward and proclaiming the value of your prize by holding it high above your head for everyone to see. 

Use your elbows and their grease to do the heavy lifting that needs to be done, but don't be a negative nelly. This week's affirmation is deep. It implies that you ALREADY have something valuable that you have been working to cultivate, and it is moving through you, and it might even BE YOU. So don’t get it twisted. What you want is not only coming, it’s here. We need you to appreciate yourself for coming this far. It will give us life. You can do this by promising, nay, VOWING To emerge victorious, to honor your commitment to yourself and your heart's cares and see it through until you feel the satisfaction of betting on yourself and sticking around for long enough to win. Maybe you’re already winning. Either way, you are a sure thing. Act like it. 

Element(s) to Call In: FIRE, ETHER
Element(s) to Release: WATER
Colors to POP: Rich earth tones with bits of bling, sparkle, and glitter
Crystals to vibe with: Aragonite, Fossils
Essential Oils to anoint: Laurel, Patchouli, Myrrh

Snacks to nosh: Celebratory Artisinal Carbs
Inspirations: Olympians, especially the ones that are winning, especially the ones who didn't think they were going to win, whose victory is a surprise to even themselves