Over the weekend I thought a lot about messages.
Hubby and I had left the mansion and dependents in the capable hands of the palace guards and choofed off up the coast to Port Macquarie. With the Moon in Gemini, it was a perfect couple of days for catching up- something that has been difficult with both of our schedules this year. Hubby has his natal Moon in Gemini, so was well in tune with the chatty vibe.
On Saturday afternoon we went for a wander with my camera down to the beach and along the breakwater. On the breakwater we read messages that had been left on the rocks. Messages of love, of loss, of friendship, of messy nights and memorable holidays.
On the beach I wrote messages in the sand that would be taken away by the tide within a few hours. Much less permanent than the messages on the rocks, but no less meaningful- just writing it made it real to me.
That was Gemini Moon energy. La Luna has now moved into Cancer and things may feel very different over the next couple of days. Emotions seem somehow closer to the surface and possibly even under threat.
If you are a Lunar type or find yourself unable or unwilling to deal with whatever gets brought up for you at this time, you may find yourself indulging in a little emotional eating. If this is you (and you know yourself best) take some pre-emptive actions:
- If you are the snacky type, keep a stock of relatively guilt free snacks in the fridge/cupboard. And yes, I know that sometimes the healthy stuff just doesn’t cut it, but natural yoghurt with berries or vegie crudites with some macadamia or other nut paste (just make sure it’s sugar free) will have that creaminess that you may be craving.
- Build up a “bank” of calories at the gym first- the benefit may be that you work the emotion out in the sweat. Now this isn’t something that I recommend for all the time (what am I talking about? I am sooo the worlds biggest “do what I say not what I do” hypocrite), but when you just know that there are danger signs ahead, a little extra credit in the sweat bank allows a little lunar indulgence without the subsequent beat yourself up sessions.
- Think about comfort foods which nourish and warm the belly- broths, spicy Asian warm salads (for some reason I find I can’t eat anything cold at this time), poached chicken, and teas made with the warmth of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and other spices
If that doesn’t work, write it down. If you are a journaller whose habit has slipped, pull that tattered moleskine back out. If you have never tried, let your imagination (and emotions) run free. But with Mars in Virgo, take care not to edit yourself- that isn’t what this is about.