Turmeric is a spice that warms deeply and has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Known for its intense orange-yellow colour, turmeric has played an important role in many traditional cultures for thousands of years and is highly valued in the practice of Ayurveda. The true value of this medicinal root is only beginning to be understood in the West, thanks to new research that reveals the depth of its healing powers.
The Autumn Equinox is the date that marks the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. Called Mabon in the Wiccan tradition or Alban Elfed in the Celtic/Druidic tradition, its name means Water Light. The Autumn Equinox is the signature of a period of fulfilment during which the Sun begins to fade, it is the end of the reign of Light. The wise man collects the crops that will allow him to cross the coming winter.
The 2021 Autumn Equinox follows by just a few hours the Full Moon of the month, which multiplies the energy of the first as well as the energy of the second. (I invite you to also read the article on the Full Moon of 21st September.) As the Aquarius Era began astrologically at the Winter Solstice 2020, the whole of Humanity has entered - with more or less awareness depending on the personal inner work of each - in the new paradigm, which will require long years of transition in order to set up and - perhaps - achieve a complete overhaul of society and its way of functioning.
This 2021 Autumn Equinox therefore proposes us to definitively leave the collective hypnosis charged and nourished by fears and constraints in order to free our freedom by agreeing to leave the sacrificial pattern transmitted by the model of Christ who died to save Humanity. The Aquarius Era reveals to us the mystery hitherto hidden: Humanity - composed of billions of individuals - will be saved if each individual saves himself by becoming autonomous and fully assuming responsibility for each of his acts.
Those who are already on a spiritual path have intimately understood that the Heart is at the centre of everything and that the Heart is the expression of Love. But while the Pisces Era had transmitted to us that Love is only possible by sacrificing oneself, by forgetting oneself, the Aquarius Era teaches us that Love is only true if it is free, without hindrances, without blackmail, without pressure, without expectations.
I wish you a conscious and happy 2021 Autumn Equinox.
A Full Moon in the sign of Pisces. A moon that is full just a few hours before the Autumn Equinox. The energy which is working now started at the Winter Solstice 2020 continues and we have one quarter left before making a first assessment of the individual positioning that everyone chooses to adopt in consciousness to address the new paradigm that Humanity is beginning. (I invite you to also read the article on the Autumn Equinox.)
Spotlight on the energy of the sign of Pisces in this Full Moon of September. As Pisces are a sign of Water, they speak to us in the positive of Universal Love, while in the negative, they reveal to us how capable we are of drowning ourselves, of forgetting ourselves, of covering our faces in this same Universal Love. It is then a question of self-sacrifice, of fusion with the Other, of total loss of autonomy and individual responsibility.
During this lunation which is in the perfect continuity of the New Moon of 7th September, Mars - planet of the Masculine - is in Libra - feminine sign, while Venus - planet of the Feminine - is in Scorpio - masculine AND plutonian sign. Mars - lord of war - is therefore invited here to experience gentleness and harmony at the service of peace. In the same time Venus - lady of love - is encouraged to explore with implacable logic the depths of mysteries, of hell, of darkness that is revealed only to seekers of truths.
This Full Moon - added by the Autumn Equinox - offers us to seize the key that opens the door to the transmutation of our personal Pisces energy: how will each one renew his mystical emotional energy by coming out of the sacrificial energy initiated and conveyed for 2,000 years by the Pisces Era? In other words: how will each one free his freedom and repair his broken heart in order to be able to love and love himself in all intelligence? Because if the heart opens, Aquarius Era reminds us that it is also important not to overlook the mind. There is therefore no choice between the two, but rather to unite them as Mars unites while developping its feminine polarity while Venus develops its masculine polarity. This is the emotional axis on which the passage from the Pisces Era to the Aquarius Era takes place.
Autumn equinox will be there soon and I invite you to make a cycle assessment through cards reading. I remind you that the autumn equinox marks the preparation for the period of introspection that will begin in the new Celtic year of November 1st.
I myself made this reading last night with a Tarot as well as with an Oracle. The two readings are interesting and complement each other by refining the interpretation of both.
Take your favorite Tarot or Oracle (or both), mix your cards, take 6 of them blindly and place them according to the example in the photo below.
Here are the meanings of each position:
1. what you have harvested since the 1st November 2020
2. what you can now close
3. new projects to be sown
4. how to prepare yourself for the introspection that begins
5. what could help you to do this introspection
6. what is the important topic you will be working on during this introspection
This reading sets the tone for the entire upcoming cycle from 22nd September 2021 to 23rd September 2022. We have entered the Aquarius astrological era since the Winter Solstice 2020 and the years we are going through are therefore essential in the changes they bring individually, but also collective/societal.
Cinnamon (cinnamomum cassia) is a warming spice that helps reduce body moisture by increasing circulation. An antiseptic and excellent digestive tonic, cinnamon is known to mimic the action of insulin (the body hormone that regulates blood sugar) by stimulating insulin receptors on fat and muscle cells. This action introduces sugar into the blood and cells. As a result, it has been proven that simply adding one gram of cinnamon to the daily diet of people with type 2 diabetes improves blood sugar levels, as well as blood fat, to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
If we are creators of our reality, it is clear that most of the time we unconsciously create, and this lack of knowledge of what we do and the consequences of our actions generates within us the belief that we are a victim of what is external to us.
Everyone will then implement – very unconsciously – a defence strategy in response to what they believe to be an attack. This strategy is an automatism that is implemented not since early childhood, but long before, when the individual develops in the maternal womb. When I tell you that all this is very unconscious! Thus, the individual will repeat this strategy throughout his life until he becomes aware of what is at stake in him and himself.
Because there are few people who naturally practice introspection and the innate taste of self-exploration, most of us need an external event to offer this saving awareness. Sometimes, often even, a single event is insufficient. The individual persists – again always very unconsciously. Then there is another event. Then another one, with a greater intensity than the previous one. This is by no means bad luck. On the contrary! Life simply puts at our disposal the opportunity to take charge of ourselves, to take responsibility for our actions in order to become fully – and in all conscience this time – actor/actress of our reality. I am speaking here of Life not as an external reality to us and I remind you that each of us is Life.
I know a man who has accumulated head trauma until the last one which rather than being fatal to him has definitely opened his eyes. This man understood that the existence he was leading did not correspond in any way to the aspirations that animate him and he made the choice to undertake a work on himself. His life today is very different from the previous one and he tells anyone who wants to listen to him that he finally knows the happiness he had always wanted for himself.
I know an 18-year-old girl who is looking for freedom, but who is so scared of what she wants, that she accumulates destructive behaviours and exhausts her physical health faster than she would like - if she were aware of it - to do so. Today, her condition is getting worse and she runs the risk of never living her dreams. Instead of discovering freedom, she locks herself in her body and takes as a hostage her mother who finds herself powerless to save her child.
I know a middle-aged woman who is unhappy in all the romantic relationships she has known and still knows because she always attracts the same type of abusive, disrespectful man who is unable to engage in a couple’s life. As long as this woman refuses to undertake work on herself, on what drives her, on the avoidance strategy she has put in place, she will never experience the joy of a satisfying, nourishing and fulfilling relationship.
Is there any way to do otherwise? Of course! Fatality exists only for those who indulge – again often unconsciously – in a status of victim. However, if becoming aware is a first step, changing your behaviours to reflect what drives you is a second step. Nature being what it is, any change – because it leads us into the unknown – generates a certain amount of fear. Here again, if we all have the same value, we are not all equal in facing the challenges, because if fear is stimulating for some, it can be blocking for others. In any case, remember that solutions exist and dare to leave your comfort zone at your own pace and in your own way.
The long-awaited moment has finally arrived: HERE AND NOW LET'S TURN THE PAGE!
This is the moment to close the sorting work that began several years ago and accelerated several months ago. Some had undertaken this sorting work into consciousness and welcomed, one step at a time, the revelation of the values that animate them, the recognition of the energies that make them vibrate and the understanding of the need to live in accordance with these values and energies. These people have already chosen the colour they want to paint their existence and they can now rest, because what is happening will not surprise them. For others, those who have followed and still follow - more or less blindly - a choice made and imposed by others, the awakening will be harsh.
For all from today - and for the time of this lunation (28 days) - let's breathe a little bit. The period is waiting and patience, but waiting and patience does not mean suffering and giving up. If we feel tired, let's take the opportunity to rest and recharge our batteries, because whatever choices we have made - in agreement or in disagreement with what motivates us personally - the revelations that will be made at the beginning of October, will force us to act in the continuity of our choices: to stop a relationship, to lose a job, to change places of life, to renounce certain habits because we refuse the vaccine or, conversely, to accept more and more constraints and controls.
Whatever our choices are, in any case, the time has come to assume them. We can’t have everything, we have to be able to lose to win. At the beginning of November, the actions previously taken earlier in the year to address THE shift that humanity is taking, these actions will begin to take shape in the matter, to materialize. Time is no longer to regret, what has been done has been done and we cannot go back on it. The time has come, however, to accept full responsibility for our actions and the impact they have on our personal lives, on society and on the environment. The only question I ask you then on this day of New Moon is: how do you choose to live the time you have left?
Observing the interactions of the beings around me is one of my great passions – and probably also an innate behavior. I find that through quiet, silent observation, with no expectation of results and no cookie-cutter judgment, I gather a myriad of interesting information.
I so observed and learned many years ago, and at my own expense, that the manipulator was seldom the one who boasted about it. Conversely, the manipulator often tends to position himself in the role of the victim, he never assumes responsibility for what happens to him.
I had been thrown into the bath with my spawner (what a nice metaphor, wasn’t it?) who had understood that I was a sensitive child, potentially impressionable and therefore manipulable at will. She had taught me to be wary of everyone except herself. Of course! Naive, I believed in fairy tales in which all mothers acted in the interest of their children, loved them and protected them against everything/all. But life – and my taste for observation and analysis – forced me to see that one of my mother’s favorite behaviors was to do everything in her power to isolate me from the Others and I still remember that sentence how murderous she had one day pronounced: 'You don’t need other people, you have your mom, and that’s good enough for you.' I also remember how she used to denigrate me when we were alone and tell me how mean, lazy and incapable I was, how she made me feel guilty and told me that I was selfish because I thought of myself rather than her, how she sowed in me the fear of the Other to prevent me from going towards him because she would have felt abandoned.
When the time came to build my life, like everyone else, I unconsciously repeated the pattern of the home I had grown up in, and so I – always very unconsciously – chose to couple myself with a man who was acting like my mother. He also tried to cut me off from any personal friendships while he stacked them up. From the very beginning of our relationship, this partner had almost made me believe that I had a psychiatric problem, a mental illness, that I was crazy and that I had to be put on medication. I still remember his little mocking smiles when I came out of my hinges, proving to him – as he said – that he was right: I was completely insane. I also remember his innocent look and the victim’s position he took when we were in public. Then one day, quite early, I was barely in my 20s, I remember that the behaviour of this man had pushed me to make the decision to consult a psychologist. Then another one. Then another one. Again and again... It was a great deal of good for me, because these numerous meetings allowed me to deepen my knowledge of myself, of my way of working, and of human nature.
I have since and over time developed a very special reserve for people who complain all the time and claim to be victims of others or events. As I mentioned earlier, the manipulator is rarely the one who recognizes being one. However, profoundly human or completely naive, I have always found and still find excuses for the manipulators and I claim that they are more to complain than to blame, I want to believe that they don't know what they are doing since for them, in their reality, their behavior is a natural defensive behavior. But even though I'm able to understand, that does not mean that I must accept to undergo these manipulations.
For more than a year now, such a manipulator has been part of my physical environment. By that I mean that this person is not connected to me remotely, through a computer. I had the opportunity to approach this person closely and begin a friendly relationship with him. But one day, under the effect of intense stress, this individual revealed his true face and I immediately cut short any link with him. Today, far, I am watching this person’s manipulative behaviour on his entourage. I admit that I find this fascinating. Incomprehensible, but still fascinating. Fortunately, taking a distance allows us to move away from a danger and thus take another look at it. And when we change our perspective on a person or situation, we then become able to change our behaviour by taking actions that are more suited to our basic security needs.
As difficult as the beginning of my life journey may have been, I am nevertheless grateful to have experienced it. So I thank all the manipulators I met, because thanks to them, I questioned myself and human relations. I also thank all the therapists I met, because thanks to them, I have opened my eyes to myself and to human relationships. Taking a step back from the external events that mark our life and delving into our emotions, wounds and belief system is the only way to stop undergoing your life and become a full actor/actress of it.
If emotions are an integral part of the experience of incarnation and it is therefore futile to try to ignore them, if emotions colour life and make us vibrate, there are other energies, more subtle, that make us vibrate even more.
Emotions are animated by intense energies which no conscious mind, however powerful it is, is capable of containing. In the short, medium or long term and depending on the experience of each, any emotional repression will inevitably cause you to lose the North and you will unconsciously directed the energy either internally and resulting in the manifestation of an illness (mental or physical) or outwardly and that could harm your relationship to the world.
It is therefore healthy to express one’s emotions in order to prevent them from accumulating and thickening the mental-emotional barrier, because it is the thickening of this barrier which is at the origin of the fanciful interpretations that most of us have of Reality.
An emotion cannot be controlled. An emotion cannot be mastered. An emotion is guided. This is the first and indispensable step if you want to grow the power and efficiency of your rituals.
If you are walking in consciousness on a spiritual path and that path makes you interested in esoteric practices, perhaps you will have surfed on the NET and you found a thousand and one tips on the best shamanic or witch technique you will have to acquire to become a master. I have read and read again that this so-called best technique is to load your ritual with all the emotion that you hold within you.
Know then that this technique only serves to free you from your emotional overflow. This is in itself a good thing, but this is not enough to grow the power and efficiency of your rituals. It is also for this reason that you need to regularly repeat your ritual. Repetition is a way of reprogramming yourself and reprogramming is a fundamental mistake that makes you believe that you need to become someone that you are not. Therefore, any repetition of the ritual will cause you to stagnate in the first step for a duration of which no one can predict the length and this stagnation will generate in you ever more emotions that, rather than elevating you, will keep you in the belief that you are incapable of creating your reality and accessing the Happiness to which you are rightfully entitled.
Then one day, you feel that the time has come to progress. Progress is in the course of things, it is part of evolution and if you agree to follow the natural movement of life which is to make you grow, if you throw overboard all the old beliefs that you believed in and that are still unconsciously conveyed by the mass, you then grow towards consciousness (in the meaning feeling and not the intellectual sense of the term) that you have the creative power that you have most likely heard about, but never really experienced. Here you are approaching the second step of the process which is to contact the energy beyond the emotion and therefore beyond the conscious mind, in a place where duality no longer divides, but is complemented with a single goal: to serve the power and efficiency of the ritual.
Contact this energy beyond emotion has nothing to do with what is commonly called meditation, the purpose of which is to annihilate the ego. Thus even if it is not the one who directs, your ego has a role to play in esoteric practice and in any other spiritual process. Contact this energy beyond emotion is to cross the mental-emotional barrier while using the energy it generates to focus on the intention of your ritual. Here, quantity is not synonymous with quality and therefore, the thinner the mental-emotional barrier is, the more powerful and sharp it is like the tip of an arrow would be. In this case, you understand that it is totally useless to repeat your ritual, a single sharp arrow is enough to reach the center of the target.
Plutôt que de rêver à ce que serait notre vie dans un monde différent, plus paisible, plus équitable, plus respectueux des uns, des autres et de l’environnement, plutôt donc que de rêver ou d’espérer, qu’en serait-il si nous commencions à incarner ce rêve ? À le vivre au quotidien. À faire de notre vie ce que nous désirons qu’elle soit.
Nous traversons toutes et tous une période sombre, mais là où il y a l’Ombre, aussi dense soit-elle, il y a aussi la Lumière. Cette Lumière ne se manifeste pas toujours sous la forme que nous attendons ou que nous lui connaissons. Et pourtant, elle est bel et bien là, cette fameuse Lumière que je préfère nommer Conscience.
Personnellement, je trouve que nous expérimentons une période formidable. Difficile, peut-être, mais formidable tout de même. Formidable parce que si nous n’arrivons pas à mettre de l’ordre dans notre vie, si nous sommes incapables de trancher pour prendre les décisions qui nous conviennent, qui nous font aller vers toujours plus de respect de nous-mêmes, alors les circonstances extérieures nous mettent devant le fait accompli. Inutile de blâmer ces circonstances extérieures, car nous avons contribué à les mettre en place et parce que nous avons par conséquent notre part de responsabilité. C’est ce que j’aime dans la période actuelle : nous avons une grandiose et magnifique opportunité de nous porter individuellement, de grandir, de nous affranchir d’une autorité extérieure qui n’est plus adaptée à l’évolution vers laquelle tend la plupart d’entre nous.
J’en vois tout autour de moi, proches et moins proches, qui tanguent dangereusement sur le flot de leurs puissantes émotions. Les illusions construites par leur mental inférieur et ne reposant sur aucune base solide sont en train de s’effriter les unes après les autres. Ces personnes sont ainsi mises face à elles-mêmes, perdues, désemparées, tentant désespérément de s’accrocher à leurs chimères. Mais les chimères ne peuvent plus rien, elles n’ont pas le pouvoir de les maintenir à flots comme elles l’ont fait pendant des années. Dans ce cas, je conseille à ces personnes de cesser de se débattre et d’accepter de se laisser couler. Une fois au fond, tout au fond, l’instinct les poussera à taper du pied sur le sol les propulsant ainsi vers la surface. Nul ne peut savoir dans quelle dimension chacun d’entre nous choisira de naître, car cela appartient à l’expérience de chacun.
Il n’y a rien de nouveau dans ce que traverse l’Humanité aujourd’hui. La vie est faite de cycles et nous en traversons un de plus. La différence réside dans le fait que grâce aux technologies, nous sommes plus en contact les uns avec les autres et par conséquent l’information circule plus vite et plus facilement. Mais quelle information ? Car si nous sommes plus en contact, force est de constater que la communication qui nous relie est souvent plus superficielle, moins profonde ; et cédant inconsciemment aux puissantes énergies qui brassent, les informations anxiogènes, non passées sous le crible du discernement, font et feront encore certainement beaucoup de ravages.
La vérité est en chacun d’entre nous et la période est propice pour faire une pause afin de plonger en soi. Je sais que cela peut sembler difficile, voire insurmontable, pour certains et j’aimerais rappeler à ces personnes qu’il y a des événements sur lesquels nous n’avons aucune prise, aucun pouvoir. Les effets de cette Pleine Lune d’août font partie de ces événements. Notre pouvoir réside dans la position intérieure que nous choisissons d’adopter pour vivre les événements. Oui, des situations sont en train de disparaître, mais pourquoi donc s’inquiéter de la disparition de ce qui n’a plus lieu d’être ? Ce n’est pas la perte de quelqu’un ou de quelque chose qui nous fait souffrir, c’est l’attachement dont nous chargeons le lien que nous avons avec cette personne ou cet objet ou cette situation. Certains attachements sont plus forts que d’autres et ne nous blâmons pas de les vivre, de les ressentir ou d’en souffrir, réjouissons-nous plutôt de pouvoir en profiter tant qu’ils sont là et lorsqu’ils ne sont plus, réjouissons-nous encore de les avoir connus, puis poursuivons notre route et choisissons – avec plus de conscience cette fois – de cueillir les nouvelles opportunités que nous avons envie d’expérimenter.
Paisible Pleine Lune à toutes et tous.