The Chinese New Year kicks off on Tuesday Feb 5th and 2019 is the year of the Earth Pig. It is a time to relax, enjoy life and be with friends and family.
In Chinese astrology, Pig is social, friendly and thrives on a sense of community and goodwill. Pig is loyal and kind. Ever heard of the saying “as happy as a pig in muck”? Pig wallows in contentment and earthy pleasures – sex, nature, good food, massage, art and beauty. This could be a year for you to work less and enjoy life.
The element of Earth represents practical matters and stability. In Inner Alchemy astrology, the element of Earth relates to the organs of digestion – stomach, spleen and pancreas. It would be wise to pay attention to the foods you eat this year and how you eat them. Negative emotions and stress can impede digestion. So take time to eat slowly and chew your food. There’s an old Taoist saying to drink your food and chew your liquids – meaning to pre-digest your food as much as possible by chewing lots. This will take the pressure off your digestive organs and support greater assimilation, which will increase your energy and vitality. Eat intuitively, choosing foods that will bring you optimal health and happiness. Enjoy your food!
So for 2019, take pleasure in life and try not to work too hard!
Interested to know more about Inner Alchemy Astrology and your own personal chart? We are delighted to announce that astrologer and author Christine Harkness Giles will be teaching a weekend workshop in Dublin in the Autumn. Christine has co-authored books with Master Mantak Chia on this fascinating topic and is the Senior Inner Alchemy Astrologer within Universal Healing Tao. More details to be announced soon on our mailing list.