Cancer Moon is in a mood today 6-24-2017

Libra Seeking Balance

The Cancer Moon has a decent morning but by midday that changes. It starts when she conjoins contentious Mars in Cancer while squaring Jupiter in Libra. This combination is just about guaranteed to make mountains out of molehills in a matter of minutes. Family gatherings could be particularly fraught since no one knows how to make us lose our cool faster than family. A mid-late afternoon sextile to Neptune in Pisces will help cool things down, but when the Cancer Moon opposes Pluto in Capricorn this evening the disagreements could re-emerge. Cancer is a cardinal sign and as such will take action if pushed. Please be respectful of other people’s opinions and practice kindness towards everyone. 🌠☽♋🌠

The predawn trine between Venus in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn will help us sort out relationship issues pertaining to finances, so that’s a plus today. However the waxing square between Mars in…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for June 24, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for June 24, 2017 — maddava — mild, gentle, soft

Maraṇenapi taṃ pahīyati
yaṃ puriso mamidanti maññati.
Etampi viditvā paṇḍito,
na mamattāya
nametha māmako.

At death a person abandons
what one construes as mine.
Realizing this, the wise
shouldn’t incline
to be devoted to mine.

Sutta Nipāta 4.812
Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Natural Bug Repellent 

The Heathen Homesteader

In a group I help run I posted about a natural bug (and arachnid) repellent I was making for our porch and patio today. It was essentially half my essential oils and a stick of cinnamon I soaked in a half and half vinegar/water mix. There are many different oils and herbs one could procure to help ward off a variety of bugs without chemicals.

Some of these include:

*Lavender

*Citronella

*Lemongrass

*Tea Tree

*Eucalyptus

*Mint (any kind)

*Marigold

*Geranium

*Cedarwood

*Rosemary

*Citrus – Lemon, Lime, Orange, Grapefruit, etc.

*Cinnamon

*etc.

I usually do a mix of what I have on hand to ward off different types of bugs but if you have a specific pest you can easily find specific herb/s for them.

After I have made my repellent I either add a cup to a gallon of water and wash the porch with it or I put it…

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Hau’oli aloha Po’aono

Aloha Kākahiāka a me Hau’ōli Aloha Pō’aono a pau. Ka hopena pule, ua ʻaneʻi pela ke hoike nei i kekāhi leʻaleʻa i loko o ka lā me ka ‘ohana a me nā hoa aloha. Ō ka maluhia no ne ʻoe.

 
Good morning and happy aloha Saturday, everyone. The weekend is here so lets have some fun in the sun with family and friends. Peace be with you.

First New Moon of Summer

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By Phoenix of Elder Mountain – Greetings artists, dreamers and moon people, we are entering the first “Water” New Moon of Summer on Friday June 23, 2017, 7:30 pm (pdt) in the sign of Cancer at 2° degrees. Summer Solstice week marks the next three moons of the summer season, the first moon of summer sets the new beginning, the second moon of summer is the fullness and the final moon is the wisdom stage.

This is a very powerful Cancer moon (just like last year), be very mindful of your words to match the complimentary actions, otherwise disconnected actions will cause problems. This is because Saturn will be watching our every move, we should speak less randomly this moon, replacing this with more attention and awareness, especially around family issues. Say what you mean and follow through with real action or don’t say it at all. I say this because…

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Daily Words of the Buddha for June 23, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for June 23, 2017 — ajjava — straight, upright, direct, honest

Pare ca na vijānanti
mayamettha yamāmase.
Ye ca tattha vijānanti
tato sammanti medhagā.

There are those who do not realize
that one day we all must die.
But those who do realize this
settle their quarrels.

Dhammapada 1.6
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita

New Moon in Cancer

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Cancer Artist: Josephine Wall

June 23, 2017  3:06 PM  PDT

The Moon is hiding within the Light of the Sun…a holographic lover in the sky!  The New Moon in Cancer is the Moody Moon…and is all about feeling! It can be like a day at the beach with loved ones.  It can be like a crab hiding beneath a rock needing its space.  Cancer the Crab can be very sensitive and can get a little crabby if the heat is on too strong.  Remember that the shell of a crab is tough on the outside but very soft on the inside.  Being a Water Sign, we can easily be washed away by the tide of strong emotion .  Moon and Mood are synonymous and come and go like the tides.  Sometimes we can feel dark and empty like the New Moon…Sometimes we can feel light and fulfilled like the Full Moon.  Our…

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Foodstyles:  Breakfast Chorizo, Kale, and Tomato Skillet Recipe

Vegetarians can substitute Soyrizo for the chorizo in this recipe without compromising on flavor and texture. Enjoy!

BLT. PBJ. EVOO. The food world has no shortage of acronyms, but we’d like to introduce a new one: CKT. This tasty trio combines the savory spiciness of chorizo, the vitamin-powered heartiness of kale, and the tanginess of tomato. And when you cook it up in a skillet and serve it over cheesy polenta, it becomes the pinnacle of home-cooked comfort. With your DIY skills FTW, it’s enough to make you exclaim OMG!

Source: Breakfast Chorizo, Kale, and Tomato Skillet Recipe | HelloFresh

Health and Food – Diabetes Mellitus (DM): How To Fight It Naturally | Herbs Remedies

Diabetes mellitus (DM)is a disease that traditional medicine has described as chronic. It originates when the pancreas is not able to synthesize the levels of insulin the body needs and so do not maintain adequate levels of blood glucose. If you or someone you know has diabetes, continue reading the information we provide as it could be very helpful. …

Source: Diabetes Mellitus (DM): How To Fight It Naturally | Herbs Remedies

Reflections

“Do you wish to free yourself of mental and emotional knots and become one with the Tao? If so, there are two paths available to you. The first is the path of acceptance. Affirm everyone and everything. Freely extend your goodwill and virtue in every direction, regardless of circumstances. Embrace all things as part of the Harmonious Oneness, and then you will begin to perceive it. The second path is that of denial. Recognize that everything you see and think is a falsehood, an illusion, a veil over the truth. Peel all the veils away, and you will arrive at the Oneness. Though these paths are entirely different, they will deliver you to the same place: spontaneous awareness of the Great Oneness. Once you arrive there, remember: it isn’t necessary to struggle to maintain unity with it. All you have to do is participate in it.”

~ Lao Tzu

Daily Words of the Buddha for June 22, 2017

Pāli Word a Day for June 22, 2017 — obhāsa — shine, splendour, light, lustre, effulgence

Na tena ariyo hoti yena pāṇāni hiṃsati.
Ahiṃsā sabbapāṇānaṃ
“ariyo”ti pavuccati.

One is not noble who injures living beings.
One is called “noble” because
one is harmless towards all living beings.

Dhammapada 19.270
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita

Tarot Contemplation – Death

Something new wants to emerge in your life, but for that to happen you first must release that which has run its course.  Today, take time to seek closure — say goodbye to a relationship, habit, or attitude that no longer serves you.  Though this ending may be painful, know that this is a necessary and valuable step in your personal evolution.

Becoming magnetic again: 5 creative questions to unlock your true essence – SoulSpring

We’re all familiar with that moment you walk in a room and all eyes are on you. It feels amazing and you never want it to end. You might think it’s because of that amazing dress you have on, but the truth it it goes way beyond your clothes to truly turn heads. What’s really happening?

Source: Becoming magnetic again: 5 creative questions to unlock your true essence – SoulSpring – SoulSpring – A hub for conscious insights on all things life, wellness, love, transformation and spirituality

La’au Lapa’au:  How to Make Healing Amish Black Salve-The Recipe For The Most Powerful Healing Ointment | Home Remedies

The Amish have never used anything made with modern technology. They respect nature, and always use natural remedies. Have you ever heard of the black salve? It’s used in the treatment of inflammation, infections, cysts, and ulcers …

Source: How to Make Healing Amish Black Salve-The Recipe For The Most Powerful Healing Ointment | Home Remedies

THE RECIPE DOCTORS WILL NOT TELL YOU: YOUR LIVER WILL BE LIKE NEW AND YOU WILL LOOK 10 YEARS YOUNGER!

 

The liver is called the laboratory authorities because performs various important functions such as fat burning, discharge toxins and many others.  Poor nutrition, bad habits will affect the work of all the organs of your body, including the liver. Therefore, its function can be impaired and therefore the need to recover. Eat a healthy diet, remove harmful ingredients.

Source: THE RECIPE DOCTORS WILL NOT TELL YOU: YOUR LIVER WILL BE LIKE NEW AND YOU WILL LOOK 10 YEARS YOUNGER!

Tarot Contemplation – King of Cups

If there is a difficult conversation you’ve been putting off, today is a good day to have it.  You have a very good understanding of your emotions.  You can feel deeply without being swept away by those feelings.  You can also listen easily, with compassion and empathy to another’s point of view.  Maybe the difficult conversation you need to have is with your self.