Entries Tagged as 'Integrative Wellness'

By Miraval's Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer

This is actually a very gentle month with the exception of perhaps February 7th.  At the beginning of February  the moon is in Scorpio conjunct Mars initiating action and happily in harmony with Jupiter for evening fun. Mars Sextile Transiting Pluto on Wednesday February 3rd brings the urge to change things, to purge or heal.  Efforts to transform or implement new procedures are successful. Also Sun smiles on Saturn February 3rd can help some have more control over their life. This is a period of steady accomplishment and success in overcoming obstacles. Good relations with authorities and more patience are possible especially for those born near February 2-3 and November 24-25.

Then Venus conjunct Pluto February 5th indicates romance and passion especially for those born near January 5-6.There can be intense interactions with others for Cancers born near July 7-8. Transiting Mars in stressful interaction to Uranus can be reckless or impelling risky action for those who may feel restrictions.  Those born in Aries around April 5-6 may desire to burn bridges; patience is required. 

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By Lisa Frank, M.Ed., Wellness Counselor and Yoga Instructor

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it" – Rumi

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By Miraval's Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer

In January the first several days are quiet until the 5th through the 7th as Mercury going retrograde squares Mars the god of war.  The sun also conjoins Pluto while still squaring Uranus. These gods of change can exacerbate hostilities. Those Aquarians born near January 20-21, Scorpios born near October 24-25 should slow down. Those Capricorns born near January 4-6 may experience passive aggressive resistance from others to inevitable changes. During these stressful days weather disruptions are likely. Those Aries born near April 5-6 and Librans born near October 8-10 can experience sudden challenging events.  And Cancers born near July 7-8 will be restless as pressures mount. 

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By Sheryl Brooks, Registered Nurse

#1 Exercise And Eat Well 

Physical fitness and brain fitness go hand in hand.  Those who engage in regular aerobic exercise tend to remain sharper, mentally.  A diet that includes lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats lower the risks for heart disease, but also lessens the risk of cognitive problems, including dementia, later in life.  Your brain depends on good blood flow for its nutrients. So move your body and feed your brain well, not just to feel your best, but to think and remember better. 

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By Miraval's Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer

December begins with the shadow of Saturn square Neptune still looming over an otherwise pretty nice week. The challenge is to turn our attention to the positive side of Saturn in aspect to Neptune. To inspire and uplift, to use imagination to bring compassion into concrete reality through discipline and perseverance is the true mandate of this holiday season and well into 2016. Neptune, Lord of the Oceans, has a lot to do with the natural world. Healing the planet and lessening our impact on the forests, the oceans and the animal kingdom is imperative to our survival. This requires vigilance and determination, Saturn's work.  Saturn is an earth planet, grounded and realistic but is soften by Neptune bringing us a glimmer of hope.

On December 1st, Mercury in Sagittarius is in harmony with inventive Uranus in Aries. Technological and scientific breakthroughs are possible. Sagittarius is related to foreign travel and international affairs. This week there is a large climate summit in Paris. Enlightening ideas can be spotlighted and scientific facts drive home a sense of urgency. For those Aries born near April 5-6, Leos born near August 7-8, and Sagittarians born near December 8-9 can learn new information more rapidly. Adapting to new computers or electronic tools, communications and social media are also quickened.

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