Luna Cucina: New Moon Solar Eclipse

The ride has been a little bumpy, My Loves, since the lunar eclipse, yes?

But change is good,

and karma inescapable...

We have a beautiful opportunity now to manifest change,

to set our ship's course for the next six months,

and I'd like to begin from the inside...

Won't you join me?

This eclipse will not be the drama-queen that our full moon was, charged with emotions,

and it won't be a walk in the park, either.

Nerves are always running a bit high as we approach an eclipse, but this one is getting some love from Mercury and Pluto, so the assistance in transformation is great, particularly how we think and communicate.

Got it?

I always feel strongly about eating light during a new moon, and this one is no different. That it occurs in earthy Taurus makes it easier to stay grounded, so use that energy: connect with nature, get outside, meditate...get your bare feet in the earth if you can, and connect with her core vibes. Envision the enormous power of the earth, way down at the center, rising through the dirt, entering your feet, traveling up throughout your body...breathe deep...know you are supported.

As for a purrfectly celestial supper on this most auspicious evening?

We could never allow the Venusian energy of Taurus to slip past us,

Now could we?

Let's. Get. Down.

Cosmic Corn Chowder

  • 2 bags (10oz each) frozen organic corn or 6-8 ears fresh organic corn (make sure it's NON-GMO EITHER WAY!
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 C coconut or almond milk
  • Celtic salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Defrost frozen corn or cut fresh kernels from the cobs. Set aside 1 cup of kernels for later.

Blend all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender, then add the remaining kernels. If you want to keep this dish raw, which is a very good idea during a new moon, you have a few ways to do it.

  • Add hot spring water to the blender to your desired consistency
  • Place the mixture into a container, then submerge it in a pot of hot water 
  • Warm it ever so gently on the stove, making sure not to heat over 118F

Of course you can cook it, as well. It will still be a light and amazingly healthy dish, not to mention creamy-delicious, all aflutter with silky avocado sensuality,  sweet, nutrient-packed corn, mineral salts, and a little souk spice to keep things interesting.

It pairs very well with my Cheeky Ceci Pane, if you are looking for a little something to go with it, but keep it light...only eat one...(!)

Allright, Sugars. Whatever old, pointless, toxic habits you've been afraid to let go of,

Now is the time.

Fix your tiger's gaze on evolution. 

Hatch those plans.

Take risks.

Be amazing.

Oh, and if you're up for a game of strip poker,

I'm in.

xxx Alise

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New Moon, New Year

Good morning, divine sleepyheads. 

I trust you had a good prowl last night, and are basking in nakedness and breakfast right now. That's right, breakfast.

Today we are gifted with a New Moon on a New Year’s day, which would normally feel like an energizing dawn, a first light filled with possibilities, and certainly a giant exhale after a month that has been interesting on a cosmic level, to say the least.

But this one, loves, is a bit challenging. We have some slightly difficult aspects here. Two planetary motions acting as would-be thieves on either side of Her, threatening to rob the new light She has begun to create.

The first is Mars in Libra, affecting our relationships. Mars asserts, while Libra abhors confrontation, so the result is a disquieting wishy-washyness at best, and at worst an angry passive aggression. 

The second is Uranus in Aries, quite literally playing with elemental fire. This aspect can feel like you are in the middle of a tornado, with debris flying at you from every possible direction.

The new Moon sets the course for the weeks ahead, so this energy of tension will, unfortunately, be with us for a little while.

Not to worry. We can TOTALLY navigate this.

The key now is balance.

We need to stay focused, clear, and centered. Give our loved ones compassion, because they require it as much as we do right now. Everybody’s feeling it.

For now, until midday tomorrow, the moon is in Capricorn, which is an excellent time for structure and organization, and one in which we can really set concrete goals for the future.

So let’s get into our grounding and goal-setting rituals tonight.

Light a candle, breathe deeply, give thanks for everything you have, and set your intentions on what you wish to accomplish in these winter months...the seeds that will be sewn in Spring. Focus on staying grounded. Visualize yourself as an oak tree. I'm serious. You are firmly rooted in the ground, yet able to bend and sway with the winds, no matter how fierce.

 

Be kind to yourself and those around you.

There are only two truths in this world: Love and Fear.

Choose Love.

xxx Alise