Yesterday’s tool for the day was to Drink the Kool-Aid, a term for buying into a belief system. When we follow the Moon to our New Moon Dreams, it’s imperative that we believe and have faith that what we are doing will serve us well. Today’s tool is much more down to earth and not ephemeral at all, but it will also serve the heart and spirit.
I wrote about foods of the zodiac in the early days of this blog and I’d like to suggest them as a tool to anchor your New Moon Dreams. Before you cast this tool into the junk drawer, give it a try.
Next time you sit down to eat, really savor the texture and flavor of your food. How does it feel in your mouth, do you enjoy the smell? Is it sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, astringent? Does it make your lips pucker like a lemon or bring tears to your eyes like hot peppers? Can you imagine that you are tasting Mars when you bite into a jalapeno? Can you feel nurtured and comforted when you sit down with a glass of milk and cookies?
Herbs, grains, foods of all kinds are linked to the signs by the ruling planet of the sign. These correspondences, which were set by astrologers who may also have been physicians, were not aware of the outer planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. That’s why we see one planet ruling more than one sign. Pisces and Sagittarius are both ruled by Jupiter in classic astrology, with Neptune joining as ruler of Pisces in modern astrology. Scorpio and Aries are ruled by Mars, with Pluto joining as ruler of Scorpio.
I can’t list all the foods of each sign in this limited space, so I’ll focus on a few foods of Pisces and Scorpio. Let’s start with the obvious. They are both water signs. Foods from the sea fit both signs ~ fish, shellfish, or seaweed. Can you add something from the sea to one of your meals today?
Here are some foods of Aries, also ruled by Mars. There are a few differences from the Mars-ruled Scorpio foods.
With the Sun passing through Scorpio through November 20th, we have plenty of time to explore our connection with her foods. With the Moon’s quick passage through the sign, we have a greater variety. I think it’s fun to create a meal combining the foods of the Sun sign and the Moon sign.
Tomorrow morning, 4:04am ET, the phase changes from First Quarter to Gibbous. As the Full Moon draws nearer, this phase is the time of final preparation before illumination at the Full Moon.
You can start with the New Moon work book at any time during the lunation. Order your copy of Manifest Your New Moon Dreams and join me on this journey.