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Current Planetary Positions

Sun 21° Leo 58' 00"
Moon 08° Libra 44' 52"
Mercury 12° Leo 37' 14" R
Venus 07° Libra 51' 09"
Mars 29° Capricorn 41' 45" R
Jupiter 15° Scorpio 08' 00"
Saturn 02° Capricorn 56' 54" R
Uranus 02° Taurus 32' 24" R
Neptune 15° Pisces 42' 50" R
Pluto 19° Capricorn 15' 35" R
Chiron 01° Aries 44' 11" R
TrueNode 05° Leo 49' 12" R

Practices

Fasting: The astrological correlations

Fasting is one of the most powerfully efficient ways to make fast (no pun intended!)progress toward mastering the mind-body connection. In this video I explain the astrological correlations:

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Saturn and work, practice, and especially………..repetition

 

A brief audio file in which I talk about the connection(s) of Saturn to work, practice and repetition.

 

Chew it to a liquid

 

 

So much can be said in the area of nutrition. Simple to complex descriptions of foods, food components, supplements, herbs, special diets, fasting, schedules, portions etc.

 

And yet it is amazing to consider that the simple notion of chewing one’s food thoroughly and completely- to a point as close to liquid as possible, may be the single most important practice. In fact, I would say that if you are thinking about making changes and improvements to your nourishment habits, consider making this your first change.

 

Digestion is one of the most energy demanding body processes and if you eat quickly without thorough mastication the energy demand increases, sometimes dramatically. This leads to feeling foggy and even sleepy afterwards.

 

Chewing food as close to a liquid as possible maximizes digestive efficiency. It also reduces the chance you’ll eat too much because you’re giving your body a chance to “catch up” and let you know when you’ve had enough. You are more likely to remain comfortable and awake which will make your relationship to the moment in time easier.

 

When looking through this website you’ll get the sense that many practices involve “working the moment” or “working in the moment”. This is true,  but it’s the kind of work that is greatly assisted and enhanced by basic body vitality, the energy and clarity you feel in your nervous system when your “head” feels clear. If you want this clarity, make sure you don’t overburden your stomach or you’ll feel foggy and uncomfortable. Then, this moment will still be this moment but you will not be at your best and this will make relating to this moment more difficult.

 

So, chew your food as thoroughly as possible. A simple practice with a lot of impact. A really valuable habit. An invaluable skill.

Being Present Works

 

Being present works. It does. It’s really the only thing to do and be. Still, until it is totally natural, we’ll probably have to work at it. We need to train this faculty. We have to make it real.

 

How do we do this?

 

By undertaking practices to train ourselves to consciously relate to the present moment. It can be difficult at first but with practice it gets easier. Effort becomes effortless and new efforts are then made in more subtle ways.

 

It is also very helpful to become aware of what in our lives promotes being present. In contrast, what might be getting in the way?

 

Whatever promotes presence we seek to emphasize and enhance. What gets in the way we should work on letting go.

 

With practice and commitment we will soon experience the power of the present moment. We discover our conscious presence is the key to everything in our lives and that there is no better work we can focus on if we intend to be truly happy. As it turns out, skill in relationship to the present moment also translates wonderfully to success in the “ordinary” sense: This means prosperity in health, work, creativity and  relationships.

 

So, bottom line: Being Present Works and………everything benefits!

 

The astrology of posture

 

In astrology, posture, a straight-upright spine is most closely associated to Saturn. The strength and character that results is Sun ruled. This is an example of using the power of Saturn-proactively in a very intelligent and positive way. In fact, one could go further and say that there is no better work than striving to be upright.  This will not only immediately connect one to confidence and  strength but also to purpose. Saturn acting in it’s best and most positive role, as a minister to the Sun.