Matariki – planting the seeds for the summer harvest

Suz Stokes

Suz Stokes

Founder of the 35 Day Detox.

Matariki – planting the seeds for the summer harvest


It’s the halfway point of the year

Yes scary to say we are there already.  I’m sure there are plans for year-end that just a month ago seemed in the distant future.  This is always a powerful pivot point of the year, and we are likely to get a wake-up call from the Universe …
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In the days leading up to the New Moon it’s great to finish projects and then clear the decks ready for a new game to unfold. 

The new moon in Gemini ushers in this powerful moment. Gemini is the sign of the twins (duality) – so expect to some flip flop between various options, thoughts and emotions.  Try them out in your mind and see which path you truly want to take. 

The Solstice follows close behind on June 21st.  The days will once again start to get longer in the Southern Hemisphere.  Now is when we plant the seeds of intention that will come to fruition at the next Solstice.

The Maori tradition of Matariki looks to the stars prior to the new moon to foretell the coming season, and celebrations take place to honor the new energy at the new moon. Matariki is the Maori name for the Pleiades star cluster, sometimes called the Seven Sisters. This star cluster is visible each year around this time.

My best advice – set clear intentions.  If we shoot for something we are far more likely to be going in the right direction, rather than being at the mercy of other’s agendas.

Expanded options for the 35 Day Detox Challenge

After taking a break for the last couple of months, all these potential changes scream 35DD Challenge.  If for no other reason to provide structure and support as we process change!

The online programme is now open.

In addition Suz is now taking private clients.  So if you have a specific goal in mind – and would like to restructure your life to achieve that – then drop us a line and we can chat. 

Alternatively if Personal Development is your thing then reach out –  we’re actively seeking to assist – and pass on experience and wisdom.

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Lemon Smoothie

Quarter fresh lemons and freeze separately on a tray. Once they are frozen place in a sealed container.  Here’s the trick – no need to peel them. They can be thawed, and when added to a vanilla protein smoothie give a welcome burst of flavour (and vitamins) during the winter months.

Suz Stokes

Suz Stokes

Founder of the 35 Day Detox.

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