⃝New moon in Capricorn ⃝
Yesterday the moon transitioned into the earthy sign of Capricorn (the sun into Aquarius on Jan 19) signifying the start of more light & longer days. In Punjab it's known as Maghi when we celebrate Lohri and in other parts of India as Makar Sankranti. This mid winter time is for us to start preparing to plant for the crops of Spring.
Makar sankranti is celebrated mostly on / around January 14th every year (Shishir rutu); when the weather is extremely cold, the digestive fire in the body is very well kindled. Vata dosha is predominant in the nature and the body. With cold in the atmosphere the body demands for some heat and oleation. The skin,nail and hair appear dull and dry.
This is why we eat grounding dishes made from sesame seeds,jaggery,peanuts, lots of ghee; foods that are snigdha, meaning having presence of oil.
Being snigdha gives nourishment to the body internally, strengthens the bones (Capricorn is connected to the bones) and stores the body energy for the upcoming year, it gives brightness to our ojas.
Nourishing our body,mind and spirit is essential in these transitional times.
Have you revisited your seeds from the last moon? What is still leftover to purge & cultivate so we can carefully plant these new moon seeds? Take time between now and January 24 to write down areas you feel need support & where you want more stability or grounded energy.
Then ask yourself "if I was not afraid of anything, how would I change this situation to be as I desire?” & write whatever comes to mind then pick the most important ones to you then write the solutions you came up with, phrasing them positively as " I am going to ..." rather than "i won't... " Fueled by Capricorns tenacious, resourceful, disciplined, wise, ambitious,constant energy these will be the sacred seeds for change you're planting in your subconscious mind & putting out into the collective consciousness.
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