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November 4, 2017 - Taurus • Large Intestine • Be Steady

The next full moon on Thursday October 5 in Aries the ram governs the lung energy circuit. Feelings of sorrow, grief, and sadness are common. You may feel a pressure to make up for lost time. This also brings the opportunity to let go of old limiting beliefs and pain. The lung meridian also rules the skin and hair on the body. (except the head)  Breath connects inner and outer worlds, therefore it is the first step in becoming conscious.

The full moon influence challenges us to be steady without being stubborn. And to be consistent but not rigid. 

“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.”   J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Physical/Mental Symptoms:

  • negative attitude
  • bowel disorders
  • gum problems
  • nose bleeds
  • aching shoulders
  • toothache
  • skin disorders
  • living in the past

Things to eat: 

  • All white foods - rice, and especially onion, garlic & ginger
  • All hot vegetables, radish, white part of leek.
  • Whole fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Grains, especially rice.

Things to not eat:   This is an excellent time to cut down or eliminate eating refined sugar and products made from white flour, like bread and pasta. What other foods are not healthy for you? 

Tips:  

  • Hold and massage the index fingers of each hand for 2 minutes throughout the day.
  • Remember you are connected to a higher consciousness. 
  • Use the mantra, “Let Go, Let God.”

Yoga:  

  • Archer pose is an excellent posture for balancing this meridian. 5 minutes on each side with breath of fire.
  • Work on both the large intestines and the neck/throat: Lying on your back, use your arms to pull your knees to your chest. Then lift your head, nose between your knees. Hold with breath of fire 3-5 minutes, then relax.
  • Alternately you can exhale at you lift the head up and pull the knees down with the arms, then inhale dropping the head down and relaxing the pull of the arms. Repeat this 25-100 times, then relax in corpse pose.