The 35 Day Detox online program makes use of Astrology to provide guidance on our Personal Development journey

Suz Stokes

Suz Stokes

Founder of the 35 Day Detox.

The 35 Day Detox online program makes use of Astrology to provide guidance on our Personal Development journey

Here at 35 Day Detox we are interested in energy in all forms.  Astrology is one part of the equation.  In this article we are focusing on the annual Solar Cycle.  Tracking the position of our Sun through the sky.  Each month has a particular “energetic vibe” and we can look to that vibe to understand what we are dealing with for the month ahead.  This will be in play in our day-to-day interactions with others, and the situations/tests that occur throughout the month.  Already we know of the waxing and waning of the moon.  The call to action to “do” in the first 2 weeks and the receptivity of “be” in the second half of that lunar cycle.

The Sacred Symbols of Astrology provide us with a guidance system.  Even in this modern-day mayhem.  No, we don’t mean the three-line daily horoscope of the local newspaper or magazine.  More the in-depth analysis of your birth chart.  Or, what we use here at 35 Day Detox, an awareness of the planetary shifts that signal energetic changes within the collective relating to the bigger issues relating to Self, Family, Relationships, Work and Community.

Astrology

The ancients tracked the movement of the celestial bodies (Sun, Moon, Planets, Stars) to foretell events.  They also used Astrology to find auspicious times for certain activities.  We can too.  Perhaps more importantly though we can use Astrology to see the patterns of the Universe and gain a sense of perspective (and maybe relief that there is a bigger picture available to us).

Our birth date holds significance within the 12 months too.  It’s called the Solar Return (many Happy Returns) as the Sun returns to the place in the solar system as per your time of birth.  Because the New Moon is in your Sun sign – your burst of energy is delivered for the next 12 months.  6 months later the Full Moon will be in your sign (the peak power of your year), before slowing as you move towards another birthday.

Sun Signs

Popular Astrology is based on the individual Sun signs.  Most of us have knowledge of which Star Constellation the Sun was in when we were born.  There will be some personal character traits we identify with, and others we are sure do not apply!  And who hasn’t checked out the Sun sign of a potential partner to see if they would be compatible.

The Sun’s movement through the various Constellations gives us the vibe/energy for each of the 35 Day Detox challenges.  It is the unfolding cycle of the story of our annual potential evolution.   In this way we focus our intentions on the opportunities for personal growth.  After the Sun moves into a new sign we have the next new moon in that sign as well.  So, although we may think our lives are a random set of circumstances, actually we have guidance as to what we will be working on for that 29.5 day lunar cycle.

Briefly here are the 12 Sun Signs (their general vibe, natural Element and related body parts):
Aries
  • The first sign and very personal in nature, here we can take charge of a situation and get things done.
  • Element is Fire.
  • Rules the Head.
Taurus
  •  With patience and tenacity, we can build value in the things we give attention to.
  • Element is Earth.
  • Rules the Neck.
Gemini 
  • Here we become a little unpredictable and changeable.  Now we are seeing the flip-side of a situation.
  • Element is Air.
  • Rules the Arms and Hands.
Cancer 
  • Ruled by the watery Moon we dive deep to find what it is we really need.
  • Element is Water.
  • Rules the Chest and Stomach.
Leo
  • After the intensity of last month, the Leo vibe is more playful and Inspirational.
  • Element is Fire.
  • Rules the Heart.
Virgo 
  • It’s time to get practical and focus our attention on the details of what we what to achieve.
  • Element is Earth.
  • Rules the Digestive System.
Libra 
  • The beginning of the second act, more about the bigger picture.  We ask the question how we can meet our needs but also have harmony and balance.
  • Element is Air.
  • Rules the Kidneys and Ovaries.
Scorpio 
  • Here we are tested to the depth of our being as we seek the courage to undergo a transformation.
  • Element is Water.
  • Rules the Reproductive System and Elimination.
Sagittarius 
  • With faith we can venture forth into a new expanded role.
  • Element is Fire.
  • Rules the Thighs.
Capricorn 
  • Again it’s back to work, we become more ambitious which drives our determination to achieve more in a situation.
  • Element is Earth.
  • Rules Knees, Teeth and Bones.
Aquarius 
  • As we extract ourselves emotionally from a situation, we can see the greater good and issues become more about social responsibility.
  • Element is Air.
  • Rules Calves and Ankles.
Pisces 
  • Compassion and empathy allow us to connect to the Collective Conscious, seeing the connections in all things.
  • Element is Water
  • Rules the Feet.

Key words describing the 4 Elements

Fire – Transformative, can turn dark to light

Earth – Stable, enduring, practical, grounded

Air – Thoughts, social, communication

Water – empathic, connected, finds the lowest point

Medical Astrology

This might be a step too far for some.  Then again if reading the tea-leaves is effective as a divination tool then why not devote one month each year to each of the areas of the body.  We can use that focus to gain insight into our health and gather valuable feedback from the body about our state of mind. 

In Summary

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a guide book on how to “do life”.  Well maybe there is and we just lost sight of it in this modern disconnected world.  By opening our minds to the possibility of something greater at play we have the chance to tap into the universal rhythm of a year. 

Take decisions and act according to the underlying energies.  This can give us a sense of peace and harmony. 

Suz Stokes

Founder, 35 Day Detox

Suz Stokes

Suz Stokes

Founder of the 35 Day Detox.

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