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As Venus and Mars meet August 24 at 4+ degrees Virgo it’s time to celebrate Virgos
For all their service, nitpicky perfection, trouble shooting, sound criticism, hygienic ways, order, accountability, elephantine memories, attention to the deets, worrying, health consciousness, discipline, humility, decluttering, reliability, cost cutting,and quietly taking care of business,grounding the polar opposite Pisces energies. The bookkeepers of the universe. We love you!
Virgos are the virgin Queens. Sacred harvesters and organizers of the Zodiac.
If you have any Virgo planets in the first 8 degrees you get the Clean love hit from Venus and Mars.
All mutable signs- Gemini Sagittarius and Pisces benefit.
Check out where 0-8 degrees Virgo is in your natal chart.
VIRGO is the HERMIT in the Tarot #9
Virgo rules work, community health finances and pets.
A good time to get a new pet, reorganize your diet health lifestyle work too.
Get your shit together…
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Alōha kākahiāka kākōu a me hau’ōli aloha Lā’pule. E piha keīa lā mea ke aloha a me kā pōnō. Hōʻokuʻu ōla ʻole Lōkahi. Ō kā maluhia nō me ‘oe.
Good morning to you all and a Happy Aloha Sunday. May Your Day be Filled with Love and Goodness. Let’s live in Harmony. Peace be with you.
Tato adinnaṃ parivajjayeyya
kiñci kvaci sāvako bujjhamāno.
Na hāraye harataṃ nānujaññā.
Sabbaṃ adinnaṃ parivajjayeyya.
A disciple should avoid taking
anything from anywhere knowing it (to belong to another).
One should not steal nor incite another to steal.
One should completely avoid theft.
Sutta Nipāta 2.397
The Discourse Collection: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipāta, translated by John D. Ireland
Idha socati pecca socati;
pāpakārī ubhayattha socati.
So socati so vihaññati,
The evil-doer grieves here and hereafter;
one grieves in both the worlds.
One laments and is afflicted,
recollecting one’s own impure deeds.
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom, translated from Pāli by Acharya Buddharakkhita
Aloha kākahiāka ‘ōukōu. Ī Pō’alima piha hau’ōli nōu. Ī lā ahona nōu ‘ōukōu.
Good morning, all. Have a joyful Friday and a peaceful day, everyone.
Keep your balance!
-The Zen Mind 2019
Yadā have pātubhavanti dhammā
Ātāpino jhāyato brāhmaṇassa,
Athassa kaṅkhā vapayanti sabbā
Yato pajānāti sahetudhammaṃ.
When things become manifest
To the ardent meditating brahmin,
All one’s doubts then vanish since one understands
Each thing along with its cause.
The Udāna and the Itivuttaka, trans. John D. Ireland
Our overly-curious, impetuous Page is sniffing out some new ideas today. Perhaps they are courtesy of yesterday’s trine between Mercury in Leo and Jupiter in Sagittarius, whether it cam…
This popular, fizzy beverage provides flavor, health benefits, and an opportunity to use some of your favorite herbs. Learn how to brew up a batch of homemade kombucha.
Known as the “tea of immortality” in China, where the earliest recorded use dates back to 221 BCE, kombucha has enjoyed an epic rise in popularity here in North America over the last several years. Cruise through the beverage aisles in any grocery store and you’ll likely find kombucha from several different brewing companies, with a huge range of flavors to choose from. The appeal of this unique beverage and the opportunity to personalize it with herbs and other additions make brewing your own kombucha a creative endeavor that tastes good and may also offer some benefits to your health.
So, what exactly is kombucha? It’s a fermented tea – a combination of brewed tea from the Camellia sinensis plant…
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The Knight of Cups, often considered the Bringer of Romance, for that very reason, is one of the most sought-after Tarot cards in the deck. He can be a romantic, highly-creative individual, a […]
Playing by the rules can conjure up all type of sayings, including “nice guys finish last”, but in the case of today’s Hierophant, it can prove to work in your favor to be more th…
Identified in mice, the simple organ most likely exists in humans, too, offering fresh insight into how we experience painful pressure and pricks.
Full Moon blessings to all! Today is the Full Moon in Aquarius at 22° Aquarius, also known as the Sturgeon Moon, and today, Mercury ends its shadow phase, thus completing its second retrograd…
August 15 2019 is a full Moon in Aquarius. Air sign Aquarius rules the 11th house of ideas, inspiration, and ideals, plus friends, groups, and the larger collective of all humanity. This full Moon, and as the lunar cycle wanes, is a good time for networking, sharing concepts, and making connections that expand your circle. Team work leads to success, and think tanks bring interesting results.
This full Moon is the peak of Monkey month to experiment and be open to all possibilities. Fine to innovate or take risks. Contact me for your tarot or astrology session about new paths.
The full Moon is opposite the Sun, Venus, and Mars in Leo. There’s Fire and passion for creativity and to accomplish goals. Just reign in Leo extravagance that focuses on a passing fancy or superficial attraction, especially under the influence of mercurial Monkey.
Full Moon energy is inspirational, and is strongest…
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Depending upon how things affect you personally, today could actually have a peaceful, easy feeling, as represented by the Temperance card. The Sun in Leo conjuncts Venus in Leo, conjuring al…
One who is a master of knowledge,
Who has lived the holy life,
Is called one gone to the world’s end,
One who has reached the further shore.
The Udāna and the Itivuttaka, trans. John D. Ireland
Welina mai e nā hōa ē a hau’ōli aloha Pō’akōlu! Ō kā maluhia nō me ‘oe.
Warmest greetings to you, Friends, and a happy aloha Wednesday! Peace be with you.
Autoimmune diseases are some of the least understood and most difficult medical conditions to treat. There are up to 80 different types of autoimmune diseases that affect up to 50 million Americans according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA.) While each illness is unique, the common thread connecting all of these diseases is that they cause the immune system to attack healthy cells as if they were foreign. Since the root cause of these diseases can often be veiled in mystery, most treatments only address the symptoms instead of the cause.
A growing body of medical research suggests that studying the endocannabinoid system and how it is activated by the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) may lead to the development of promising therapies.
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Some of the most common autoimmune diseases are:
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – a group of diseases that cause the inflammation of the colon and small intestine
- Type 1 Diabetes – a condition that destroys cells that produce insulin in the pancreas
- Rheumatoid Arthritis – a condition that causes severe inflammation of joints and surrounding tissues
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – a condition that affects joints, kidneys, brain, skin, and other organs
- Psoriasis – a skin condition that produces thick, silver-white patches of flaky skin along with irritation and redness
- Celiac Sprue Disease – an autoimmune reaction to gluten (found in barley, wheat, and rye) that damages the lining of the small intestine
- Pernicious Anemia – a condition that leads to decreased red blood cells because of an inability to absorb vitamin B-12
- Vitiligo – a condition that produces white patches on the skin as the result of loss of pigment
- Scleroderma – a disease of the connective tissue causes changes in internal organs, blood vessels, skin, and muscles
- Hashimoto’s disease – a disease that causes the thyroid gland to become inflamed
- Addison’s Disease – a disease that causes insufficient adrenal hormone production
- Graves’ Disease – a disease that results in an overactive thyroid gland
- Reactive Arthritis – a condition that may cause sores on the skin and mucus membranes and that causes inflammation of the joints, eyes and urethra
- Sjögren’s Syndrome – a disease that causes dry mouth and dry eyes by destroying the glands that produce saliva and tears. It can also affect the lungs and kidneys.
What you might notice about all of these diseases is that they disrupt the bodies’ ability to achieve homeostasis or a healthy balance.
How the Endocannabinoid System Could Treat Autoimmune Disease…
Let’s talk about the amazing potential of the endocannabinoid system because of its ability to help the body achieve homeostasis. The endocannabinoid system is made up of cannabinoid receptors that are embedded throughout the entire human body in immune cells, organs, connective tissue and glands. The reason why this system is gaining so much medical attention and is believed to have a wide application for the development of effective therapies is because these receptors send signals to nearly every system and cellular structure in our bodies to promote homeostasis.
Dr. Dustin Sulak—an American physician who uses cannabinoid rich cannabis based treatments in his integrative medical clinics in Maine and Massachusetts—offers an example in his article Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System that is particularly relevant for those suffering from autoimmune diseases:
“At the site of an injury, for example, cannabinoids can be found decreasing the release of activators and sensitizers from the injured tissue, stabilizing the nerve cell to prevent excessive firing, and calming nearby immune cells to prevent release of pro-inflammatory substances. Three different mechanisms of action on three different cell types for a single purpose: minimize the pain and damage caused by the injury.”
Dr. Sulak’s example illustrates the endocannabinoid system’s ability to use cannabinoids, like CBD, to send signals to different areas in the body that result in the reduction of inflammation caused by an overactive immune response. This same therapeutic property has been the focus of many scientific studies related to autoimmune diseases. These studies suggest that CBD based therapies could be developed to effectively treat and manage a wide range of autoimmune diseases from rheumatoid arthritis and types 1 diabetes to multiple sclerosis (MS) and inflammatory bowel diseases such as colitis and Crohn’s disease.
While the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet substantiated the benefits of CBD, integrated medical practices across the United States like Dr. Sulak’s are utilizing this medical research to benefit their patients. More research on the endocannabinoid system and its use of CBD to achieve homeostasis could lead to the development of effective therapies for a wide range of autoimmune disorders.