Today is the Full Moon in Cancer. Lunar new year, welcome year of the Water Tiger!
"Well Come Divine Mother"
Today we make room in our hearts for the divine feminine. She returns not to take the throne of the Divine masculine, but to share the throne with Him.
This Full moon can feel like the hug you've always wanted from your divine parents. It truly is your choice what you will perceive.
Caring for ourselves has been twisted into a strange version of its original raison d'etre. Self-care is cast into an odd light within the context of a culture that doesn't perceive individuals as sovereign unto themselves. Within the modern western culture of which promotes a victim/bully dynamic of patriarchal systems, self-care's main purpose is to make your appearance match a predefined norm as mate bait, glamour, or camouflage.
The polar vortex, the vigilant hand washing, the dry air, all coalesce to deeply dehydrate your skin leaving you chapped, flaky, cracking and raw. Unless you've got Trillium's Solutions at the ready. The Trillium approach to keeping skin resilient is older than the Wisewoman with young hands who told me her secret on the train platform, so many years ago. A simple habit which can keep your skin soft and protected no matter how cold, dry, and over sanitized the world gets. A simple habit which spawned my life's work. Skin is protected in it's outermost layer, the stratum corneum, by lipids. Those lipids are easily stripped by the harsh conditions, leaving the stratum corneum unprotected from dehydration. Washing hands,...