Elements of Spirit - FIRE Reading - 8.22-8.29

FIRE READING - 8.22-8.29

AFFIRMATION: "UNTIL I AM READY TO SPEAK, I THINK, AND I DANCE."

THIS WEEK:  You have something important inside of you trying to get out. Let your words come into focus so you can use them after Mars goes direct on the 26th. Until then figure out what you want to say, but mostly enjoy trying to say it, messing it up, and being human in general.

When we tune into the fire there is an image of a loving woman arms outstretched to the sun, the world, the human race. She seems to be both gathering in the light of the sun and offering her heart to it. She is somewhere in between revelling in the moment and trying to capture it with words. Let yourself be there. Be where you are and try to understand it, and know that this is what all great music, theater, opera and art in general are made of: Human beings, trying to reckon with themselves, nature, the world they find themselves in, and their place in it relative to the each other and the whole damn universe. 

But this woman (that’s you) is clearly trying to express something so deep which is probably well… herself and her truth. Whatever you’re dealing with RN, remember that the stakes are this high.

COLORS TO POP: Hippie earth tones or patchwork colors and woven patterns. 
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Sandstone, aquamarine
OILS TO ANOINT: Geranium, sandalwood
SNACKS TO NOSH: Rooibos tea, magic mushrooms, honeycomb candy.
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Cavemen who probably had "better" things to do like hunt, gather, and survive an ice age, but who still took time to revel in the natural forces of the sun, moon and stars. Part worship, part inquiry into the nature of the universe, these cosmic reckonings by early humans also resulted in cave-paintings... i.e. something was happening in this relationship and they wanted to communicate it.

Elements of Spirit - FIRE Reading - 8.15-8.22

FIRE READING - 8.15-8.22

AFFIRMATION: "EVEN IF I HAD NOTHING, FELT NOTHING, THOUGHT NOTHING, I WOULD STILL BE LOVABLE. I HONOR AND TRUST THE SIMPLEST AND SWEETEST PARTS OF MYSELF."

COLORS TO POP: Sweet pinks and gentle greens.
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Watermelon tourmaline, rose quartz.
OILS TO ANOINT: Vanilla, jasmine
SNACKS TO NOSH: Matcha lattes, rosewater lemonade, cake with buttercream.
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Winnie the Pooh/Christopher Robin.

THIS WEEK:  Energy enters the heart from the left side. What do you need to trust that which you are not trusting? What little bits of self are you still taking for granted? What lovable aspects of your being have you cast aside in favor of applying more muscle and fire to your existence? Pick them back up as they are aspects which you could be madly in love with right now, which you may have even been appreciative of last week.

How to back off and let yourself take care of itself? 

Be clear, ONE MORE TIME, about the purest intentions behind who you are, what you want, and why you want it. Let it be simple, easy, carefree and hopelessly sincere. “I just wanna love all the babies.” “I just want a family of my own.” “I just wanna enforce some social justice.” If it feels like an embarrassingly sincere admission of your most tender truths, that is where your power is. That is your hope, that is your guiding light. But as someone who can always get the job done if you push through, this path-of-least-resistance approach can be disorienting. 

We just need you to be unapologetically YOU, even more YOU than you already are, without hurting anyone. A teacher once told us that the inner child is the most perfectly lovable, adorable, and precious part of you, which is beyond perfect, just as it is, in its simplest and sweetest, and most no-big-deal form. Try to be a little bit obsessed with this part of you and let it run the show.

Elements of Spirit - FIRE Reading - 8.8-8.15

FIRE READING - 8.8-8.15

AFFIRMATION: "I AM IN PROCESS AND PROCEED GENTLY WITH DETERMINATION."

COLORS TO POP: Warm, glowing colors - firefly green, sunset reds and oranges
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Fire opal
OILS TO ANOINT: Jasmine, Myrrh
SNACKS TO NOSH: Bland nourishing stuff like whole grain toast with nut butter
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Ellen Pompeo who has played Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy for 317 episodes, over 14 seasons of procedural television in 13 years.

THIS WEEK:  Don't blow up or burn out. You gotta be kind to yourself and others if you really want your victory to be sweet. We're dealing with tummy vibes this week, which, in the EdibleSpirit lexicon, is associated with the digestive fire and how you are processing the energies moving through your existence. That fire burning within you wants to be handled with care and respect, and this week's affirmation reflects that. So don't stop moving forward, but handle yourself with care, as though you are in the middle of an important transformation, because you are.  There's big relief coming when Mercury and Mars station direct, on the 19th and 26th, respectively. Until then, you run the risk of burning yourself or others, so go easy on yourself and everyone else if you can.

Elements of Spirit - FIRE Reading - 7.25-8.1

FIRE READING - 7.25-8.1

AFFIRMATION: "I WANT WHAT I WANT AND I GET WHAT I WANT. I GET IT BECAUSE IF I AM HAPPY EVERYONE IS HAPPY."

COLORS TO POP: NEON EVERYTHING
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Yellow Jasper and Pyrite
OILS TO ANOINT: Neroli, Amber
SNACKS TO NOSH: Pineapple or Mango with lime and chili powder, extra cayenne
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Anna Nicole Smith, Courtney Love (both within reason)

THIS WEEK:  PLEASE LEAD THE WAY. We need your brave, brazen, buxom boldness. When we tune into fire this week we get a surge of energy in the throat. Don’t sit on your feelings. Get your shit out. Write, free hand, journal, channel. Express yourself powerfully. You can run the risk of burning too hot, like, all the time. but that’s the point. BURN IT OFF. CALL IT OUT. BULLSHIT IS BULLSHIT and you can’t lie. Don’t keep secrets cuz no one will keep them for you. Own your self and your power. 

ELEMENTS OF SPIRIT - FIRE READING - 7.18-7.25

FIRE READING 7.18-7.25

AFFIRMATION: "WHAT CAN I PUT DOWN? I AM ALLOWED TO LET GO OF SOMETHING."

THIS WEEK: The energy seems to be concentrated around the head and shoulders. If you’re so tense you can’t look to the right or left, you are basically useless to us and the army of love. But don’t worry you’re still a warrior, you just have to unpack some unnecessary crap that you’ve taken on. It is not so brutal as the AIR readings this week. You don’t have to constantly strip stuff down and away. But if you are tense, or stressed, or spinning out of control, use the affirmation to remind you that you usually have to put down something that’s not important in order to pick up something that is. Give yourself the chance to let some responsibility go in the name of picking up something that actually matters to you. Then you can keep marching with a lighter load, remembering why you are marching, and easily establishing a sustainable rhythm that will carry you through until LEO LAND which opens its gates this weekend. You will be in your natural elemental territory then and it’s probably going to make you feel even more glorious than you usually do. So use this time in unfamiliar water to do some reshuffling of your priorities as best you can because whatever is vibing high in your heart come Leo Season is going to ROAR until it makes itself known to you and everyone around you.

COLORS TO POP: Dusty purples, muted greens, and navy blues
CRYSTALS TO VIBE: Smoky quartz, ocean jasper, obsidian
OILS TO ANOINT: Blue tansy, lavender
SNACKS TO NOSH: High fiber foods, whole grains, dandelion greens
INSPIRATIONS TO INSPIRE: Special-education teachers on the weekends - so used to dealing with lots of challenging energies coming into their own, realizing themselves. When you’re not on-duty you have to be able to put down what matters big-picture, so you can focus a little more on what matters to you here and now.  

Elements of Spirit - FIRE READING - 7.11-7.18

FIRE READING - 7.11-7.18

AFFIRMATION: "I AM FREE TO START OVER IN A WAY THAT PLEASES ME"

THIS WEEK: In general, fire burns forth and water flows back. Cancer season can make us all very introspective, nostalgic, or out-of-control-emo. WATER douses FIRE, lame. But the cool thing is, FIRE evaporates water. So for once, we are encouraging you to BURN BABY BURN. But it's more like a controlled burn of a field. The first thing that came through you was, "I smooth the edges by burning the field." This is a little extra, like trying to smooth your split ends by lighting them on fire, but HEY, you can be a little extra. Use your natural inclination to burn the house down to free yourself from the bondage of inertia, nostalgia, or regret. It's always a great time to start afresh, as the moment is literally always renewing itself. It's always another NOW. Oh! Now it's another NOW. So the affirmation is chill: I AM FREE TO START OVER IN A WAY THAT PLEASES ME. Clarify your field so the march forward while holding your heart aloft (see ETHER) is that much easier, with a cleared way. It's ok if you feel like you're going around and around. Just make sure you beat something back, trim it down, or burn it away every time you make another lap. You might realize that you've been getting your energy all along from what you truly care about, and maybe, just maybe you are already marching in perfect sync with your heartbeat... you just might not be able to hear the satisfying syncopation from 20,000 leagues under the Cancer sea.

Element(s) to Call In: FIRE, EARTH
Element(s) to Release: WATER
Colors to POP: Blood Red, Crimson

Crystals to vibe with: Garnet, Hematite
Essential Oils to anoint: Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
Snacks to nosh: nutrient rich filling stuff like whole grains and legumes. Also spicy curries, so maybe like make or order some delicious Indian.
Inspirations: Park Rangers across America: keep making the rounds, tending to the lands that you steward. Do what needs to be done asap, knowing that your superiors don't necessarily care about you or support you. This is between you and the Earth, and it's about upholding your deepest values.