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Seven Years of Taurus! 🐂 🍃 💫

By | Cool Stuff, My Life on a Plate, Uncategorized

Over the next couple of nights, Planet Uranus is moving into Taurus with the Taurus New Moon, and it will be staying in Taurus (ultimate Earth sign of the zodiac) for the next seven years. Plus, the New Moon is actually in the sign of Taurus, too, so this is especially powerful! 🌑 💪💫

I hear you: wtf does that mean?! 😂

So, basically, Uranus only moves into each sign every 84 years – because there are so many signs to get through, and it stays with each sign for seven years, so it takes 84 years to go full circle and get back around to each one again!
When it ‘moves in’ with each sign, it really gets comfy with the qualities of that sign, and brings a lot of that sign’s energy to the planet during the seven years that they live together.

An example of this would be how Uranus is just moving out of the feisty zodiac sign of Aries, where it has been for the last seven years (Aries is the sign that precedes Taurus). Aries is a sign of the Self. It’s a very selfish sign (not in a bad way!), and it likes to feel acknowledged, powerful and validated. So, it would make sense that during the last seven years, when Uranus has been ‘living’ in the sign of Aries, the world has really seen the birth and rise of the Selfie!

If Uranus is now moving into Taurus, it means that the world will be naturally moving forward in a more earthy direction. We will see more awareness around subjects like animal rights, environmental issues, human rights, ways to help Mother Earth and all her creatures.
As Taurus is also very much connected to the home, food, romance, sensuality, security and long-term planning, these next seven years are the perfect time to really think about how happy you are with these areas of your life.
Start laying firm foundations and strong roots for long-term plans to do with your home, family relationships, romantic relationships, healthier lifestyles (I suspect we will see a big increase in vegetarianism in the next seven years), and financial security. If you consciously do this, you will be cosmically supported as Uranus and Taurus work together to help create a better, healthier, happier Earth.

I will be writing a list of intentions for the next seven years, for my own life and well-being, as well as the general well-being of Earth and all who live here.
My ritual will be to walk barefoot outside on the grass, lighting candles, and burying my list of intentions in the ground (the perfect way to finish!).

Why don’t you try doing the same? Any sort of intention writing and ritual will be especially powerful during this New Moon, particularly if you centre it around the energetic qualities of Taurus.

Good luck, with love and light! 🙏💕💫

January Joy!

By | My Life on a Plate, Uncategorized

January, for me, is not about starting something new. It’s about resting after Christmas! 😂

I used to follow the crowd, by making New Year resolutions, setting goals, making plans… And then I’d feel bad when I started to feel the pressure of trying to keep up with them all.

So, a while back, I decided to just not do it.

I kind of stuck my middle finger up to it all, and gave myself permission to breathe, relax, rest, heal, embrace and enjoy myself exactly as I am.

Right here, right now. Wherever I am, whatever I’m doing. I’m good. 😀💫

I tell you something – it did me the world of good! And I’m happy to say that I’m still in that lovely space of self-acceptance, self-kindness and self-love now.

It’s not always easy – it’s something I always have to work on, because my inner bitch loves to try and ruin my good mood by nitpicking at my flaws! But you know, I’ve even made friends with her along the way. We have an understanding now. We’re frenemies! 😂 She is as much a part of me as the rest of my body and mind, so I figured that she deserves her rightful place in my life, too. And since then, she’s actually a lot nicer to me!

So, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing and however your life seems at the moment, please give yourself a break! Give yourself the same amount of acceptance, compassion, kindness and love that you would give a baby or a puppy. And this month, instead of pressuring yourself with goals and resolutions, try embracing yourself and your life with the fullness of your presence, and just embrace your January Joy! 🎉🙌

Happy January!💜

Surrender in 2018

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I’ve just written a HuffPost article on the importance of Surrender in 2018

Surrendering to ourselves, our lives, to rest and to our natural rhythms, cycles, inner seasons and flow.

I’d really love it if you could take a few minutes to read the article, and I hope that in some small way, it resonates with you.

I also hope that your 2018 is filled with love, laughter, peace, wonder and joy! 💫

Happy New Year!

Lots of love 💜

Maria xx

Surrender in 2018 – HuffPost

Typing Blanks

By | My Life on a Plate, Uncategorized, Writing Stuff

For a while now, I’ve had some trouble accessing my creative inspiration. I’ve managed to write a couple of articles, but when it comes to writing stories, I’ve been suffering from the dreaded disease that all writers are afraid of: Writer’s Block.

Yes, friends. I’m typing blanks.

The honest truth is that after suffering with some health problems, it’s not just my body that’s been affected. My mind has been affected, my heart has been affected, my mood has been affected, and my creativity has been affected, too. It’s been a real bitch of a few months, and I’m having treatment for both the physical and emotional effects of my health issues, so I’ll get there. In the meantime, though, I’ve decided to take a little break from writing because I don’t want to force the writing process. If I’m driven by pressure, instead of pleasure, then quite frankly, I’m screwed. I can’t write well, if my body and mind isn’t well. I can’t write well, if pressure is the reason I’m writing. I write because I love it. My love of writing has to be my primary driving force, otherwise what’s the point?

So, in the spirit of being kind to myself, I will be taking a little break from writing. Just for a few months. I’m going to snuggle up, rest, live gently and get well. Once I feel well enough to write again – however long that takes – then I will be back with a new HuffPost article and hopefully a new boost of energy!

Wish me luck!

With love,

Maria

xx

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