Last month my newsletter embraced cleansing and protection techniques. This month we will explore re-energizing tools, particularly important for healers, caregivers, teachers, counselors, or anyone with an open heart.
The key to re-energizing is finding something that suits you. Just as we have our individual tastes so it is with methods of revitalizing energy. It has been discovered that extroverts seek the company of others to recuperate, while introverts need to be alone. This in itself can be a clue to the way we rejuvenate our circuits. Your birth sign, ascendant or rising sign, moon sign, and the astrological sign your sun sign ruler is in can also all have a bearing on the best ways to re-energize.
The following are some ways that have come to me today with the help of spirit. But I am also being told that these techniques will help those who are lacking certain elements at this moment and so use your intuitive skills as well as your self-knowledge to determine the best revitalizing methods for your energy.
Aries, Leo, & Sagittarius: The fire signs are passionate, expressive, and liberating. Some of the best ways for these signs to re-energize is through movement, such as exercise, dance, yoga, walking, running, climbing, etc. Movement also means travel, so just going for a drive, taking a trip, or going on vacation will help. As this is a fire sign the element of fire can be used to assist in the re-energizing process, such as being in the sunshine, taking a sauna, making a fire, burning candles, drinking hot stimulating teas, burning aromatherapy oils and candles containing warming essences such as ginger or pepper, and taking supplements like ginseng and vitamin C.
Another thought relating to birth signs are their physical rulerships. Aries rules the head, so an Indian head massage or just massaging the scalp would help relax and bring in energy. Leo rules the heart, so exercises to open the chest such as backbends, the yoga asana “salute to the sun,” and the pranayama named, “Breath of Fire,” would be of benefit. Also try opening arms, closing eyes, and taking three deep breaths into the heart. For Sagittarians, ruler of the hips and thighs, sumo wrestlers stance would help, swinging the hips from side to side, rolling on an exercise ball, and according to my guides putting your head between your knees will be of assistance too.
Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn: The earth signs are grounded, nurturing, and protective. Earth signs have a strong affinity with nature so getting in touch with the earth, eating nutritious foods, and being in nature can lift their spirits. They like to be grounded so knowing that everything is running smoothly can help them keep energy. If however they live in the future instead of the here and now they will discover their energy nemesis.
Taurus rules the throat and vocal cords so singing, chanting, reciting poetry, etc, can help to re-energize. Words are a powerful tool and affirming strength and flowing energy will promote and support successful re-energizing. Virgo is the ancient sign of fertility so those under this sign may receive energy through growing things, gardening, and cooking. The Virgo’s I have known usually lose energy through clutter and retrieve their balance by keeping order and de-cluttering. Virgo rules the abdomen and intestines so detoxification diets, clear liquids, green teas, rosemary, and plenty of fruit and vegetables will keep the energy flowing nicely.
Capricorns gain energy by keeping everything organized. A disorganized Capricorn loses energy and can become quite deflated. It is a winter sign and relates to the cold so there is the possibility that cold weather will re-energize these people, or maybe a cold shower. This of course does not go for all Capricorns, but it may be worth experimenting with. Capricorn rules the knees and skin Knees are about flexibility, as are most of the joints, but when a Capricorn becomes inflexible it can create imbalance within the energy field. So, exercising to strengthen the leg and knee muscles as well as making them more flexible can help. As this sign rules the skin it would stand to reason that a full-body massage or healing would increase energy. Placing one’s own hands over the knees will also be of benefit.
Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius: Air signs live in the mental realm, are communicative, and versatile. These three signs are represented by opposites - twins, scales, and a water bearer whose element is air. They like harmony so will do almost anything to keep the peace. Consequently when there is disharmony around them it drains them of energy.
The air signs need space - space to grow, space to breath, space to move, and the space to “be.” Air relates to breath, a natural function we all tend to forget because we are on automatic pilot. So these signs can benefit from taking time to deep breath, walking in the fresh air, hiking in the mountains, meditating, reading, learning, and listening, especially to music such as the classics. It has been found that classical music increases our vibrational energy. It stimulates energizing cells within the ears and can increase intellect.
Gemini rules the shoulders, arms, and hands as well as the respiratory system. So, apart from the breathing aspect, theses individuals would benefit from massaging the hands, maybe having a manicure, or just holding the hands up to heaven to receive the energy of the divine. Mudras, hand meditations expressed through specific gestures, can support, cleanse and increase energy. The “Shivalinga” is an energy charging mudra performed by positioning the left hand like a bowl with palm facing upward and fingers together. Hold the right hand with fingers curled into the palm and thumb extended upward like an OK sign. Place the right hand thumb upward, into the left palm and position at the abdominal with elbows facing outward and slightly forward. Close the eyes, breath into the abdomen and imagine the left hand is a mortar and the right a pestle. Imagine you are grinding up any negative energy you have been holding onto and then lift the left hand up to your lips and blow the negativity away. Do this three times within a three-minute period of performing this mudra.
Libra is ruler of the kidneys and sacral area so anything that increases elimination of toxins will boost energy. We often forget to give ourselves healing. The kidneys are in charge of eliminating so much from our system and yet they are probably least appreciated. Try rubbing the palms of your hands together for a good minute and then placing your hands on your back, at about the same level as your belly button. Give energy to your kidneys while affirming how much you appreciate the work they do. The energy of appreciation can perk up the most deflated spirit.
Aquarians are altruistic so they can re-energize by helping others, as can all the air signs, but the challenge is to learn when it is time to give to the self. Aquarius rules the lower legs and ankles, they like movement as symbolized by the water from the bearer’s vessel falling to earth. In some respects there is a feeling that free falling pursuits would energize these elements - maybe with a lot of air in the natal chart, but often there is a mixture of elements. Variety feeds Aquarians so stagnant energy builds up when routine sets in. Obviously the way to re-energize would be to change the routine, do something different, wear different colors, eat different foods, etc.
Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces: Water signs are emotional, sensitive, and fluid. Anything that allows these signs to go into their imagination or into a world of their own will help increase energy. Being near the ocean or any body of water feeds their system this includes taking a bath, shower, or a hot tub. Having an indoor waterfall will help water signs keep connected with their element as well as creating the flow of energy within that particular area of a space. Drinking water, lavender teas, and lemonade, taking spirulina products and blue-green algae, using Dead Sea and mineral products, can all bring the element of water back into the flow of life.
Cancer rules the chest and digestive system. Shortness of breath can often indicate fear of being in the here and now. Cancer is the sign of the crab. Crabs take their homes with them. They need safety, without it they feel unprotected and fearful. This fear requires energy so allaying the fear can help a Cancerian regain or sustain energy. Positive affirmations work well for these signs as they are so receptive to energy, provided of course they remain open. Negative thinking comes from their fear of invasion. Affirming they are safe will keep energy flowing in the right direction.
Scorpios also have this tendency toward negative thinking, but their energy focuses more on attack so they incline toward suspicious thinking. It takes a lot of energy to feel this insecure. Scorpios, maybe more than most, need encouragement and love. They are highly sensitive souls and can move deep within themselves, searching for the answer to their identity. There is a sense of needing some form of creative expression to bring them alive. Purpose and form allows their creative expression to flow outward instead of remaining dormant within. It doesn’t matter what form this creative expression manifests, it could be re-decorating, art therapy, singing, dancing, etc, just as long as they are bringing it to life.
Scorpio rules the sexual organs so again they need to feel worthy, accepted and loved. We are all aware that this love has to come from ourselves, so the challenge for a Scorpio is to find beauty within the self.
Pisceans are escapists If they are over-whelmed they lose energy. If they are in crowded places they lose energy. If they are not allowed to play and daydream at least once a day they lose energy. Pisceans need to learn to give to the self instead of being martyrs to everyone else’s needs. They also have rather a wild imagination so just like the other water signs can on occasion worry about things that do not exist. My sense tells me that staying in the present moment for this sign is important but I am also led to believe that prayer works well for them because of their unwavering belief in a divine force.
Pisces rules the feet and the pituitary gland, feet on earth and head in heaven, so balance between being grounded and spiritual is very important. It’s important for anyone but particularly those with a strong Pisces influence. A nice way to stay grounded is to walk barefoot in the grass. Pisces can re-energize by putting their feet in a stream, or waterfall, even a footbath will help. Finally, meditation on the pituitary gland taking in spiritual light will re-energize the mind, body, and spirit, focus being on these three levels of being.