🌑 New Moon in Sagittarius ♐️ + Mercury & Chiron station direct

Ah, the last new moon of 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣8️⃣

The theme here is inner healing and expansion. So many incredibly beautiful new beginnings are taking their steps towards creation!

You may find yourself being triggered or tested quite often right now. This is just your Higher Self showing you what needs to be cleared, healed and understood. Demonstrate self mastery. You are safe and you can handle it!

This shit must GO before the solstice on December 21st! We can't be taking this baggage through that gateway. Clear those fears, traumas and heavy energy! #unnecessary

Since Mercury stationed direct in Scorpio yesterday ♏️ you should find clarity on old issues that have been resurfacing these past few weeks. Like an understanding of why things had to be this way. Embrace it and start moving forward again!

By accepting things the way they are holds so much POWER! Be at peace with the situation and allow the transformation to begin it's process!

Patience is needed as much as we want things to instantly change but so much is out of our control. While you wait, you have the choice to on how YOU react as it all unfolds for your highest good!

Be grateful for what is in the present. Count your blessings!

Embrace the beautiful expansion and optimism this new moon's energy is flowing to you‼️

♥️♥️♥️

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Signs That Your Angels Are Among You

Ever wondered if your guardian angel was nearby? Ever wished that you could get a sign from a loved one who has passed away? Often times we don’t take notice to the little synchronicities and hints they drop right in front of us! Pay attention to the following signs and know that spirit is nearby and keeping a watchful eye on you :)

1) What’s that smell?

Ever walked into a room and thought it smelled really familiar? Maybe a cologne, perfume or floral scent that reminds you of a passed loved one wafts across your nose. Or maybe the smell of baked goods or cigarette smoke and no one is smoking or baking? Chances are spirit is making it known they are right there with you!

2) Light Beams

Sure the sun comes through the window but if you spot a light beam with no obvious source, its a sure tell way to know that an angel is passing through. A flashes or shimmer of light is are ways they communicate with us in the physical plane.

3)Temperature Fluctuations

Ever walk across a room and hit a cold spot? Or your totally toasty and all of a sudden the air gets chilly? Yep, you guessed it! Spirit is making it’s presence known! It is often said that chilly air means a ghost and warm temps are work of angels. Use your intuition! Who is nearby? Or you can ask for another sign for confirmation.

4) Repeating Numbers

Or Angel Numbers as they are often referred to as. Do you find yourself noticing certain numbers around you? On the clock, on license plates, on signs and posters? Angels love to communicate this way! Certain numbers have certain meanings! Check out my Angel Number Book here!

5) Feathers

Spirit likes to lay feathers in our path for us to find as a sign they are nearby! Typically these are signs of good luck or in harder times that positive change is ahead!

6) Babies

Babies are the pure innocence of the world. They haven’t been tainted by society’s views and have a clear open mind. If you see a babe giggling and staring off into an area of the room where no one or nothing is near, chances are they are communicating with spirit!

7) Clouds

When you glance up at the sky and notice a creative or interesting cloud formation, it is highly likely your angels are trying to send you message! What do you see? Use you intuition to decode the message!

8) Coins

This one is very common. Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters sprinkled about randomly for you to find! It’s kind of like a game! Know your loved ones are near! The message could be about your finances! Check the date on the coin too! It could have significance!

9) Rainbows

In difficult times, angels like to present us with rainbows to show us that there is light in the situation. They want you to feel hope, love and positivity among the darkness. Embrace the peace and mindfulness this brings!

10) Signs or Phrases

If you are in need of guidance, often times spirit will plant a sign or phrase in our path that will point you in the direction you need to take. Sometimes this can be subtle and other times very bold and blunt! Ask and you shall receive!

11) Intuition

Our intuition is so incredibly powerful. If you have a feeling or sense that spirit is near, you are absolutely right! Never discount that feeling. You are feeling it for a reason!

So keep your eyes peeled, your mind open and awareness alert! Our guides, angels and spirit are always sending us the signs and signals that we need to guid us on our journey! Don’t be too busy to notice them!

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Yoga Myths Debunked

I have so many people tell me that they could never do yoga for various reasons.

Truth is: YOGA CAN BE FOR EVERYONE‼️

Let's debunk some of these myths around this mindset, shall we❓

Myth #1️⃣:

"I could NEVER bend myself into a pretzel like that!"

Truth is: Yoga isn't about being flexible. It's about enhancing your own flexibility. Opening up areas of your body to all more movement and strength. But being flexible is NOT a requirement to being physically able to practice yoga. Nor is it required to enjoy it!

Myth #2️⃣:

" I can't get down in the floor." or "I can't do this." or "I can't do that."

There are so many types of yoga! There truly is a style for everyone! Chair yoga for those who can't get on the floor. Power Yoga for the go get em powerhouses that need that rush! Yin Yoga for those who want the gentle, soft, meditative vibe. Restorative Yoga, if you need lots of props to help your body hold positions. Vinyasa if you want to flow through a sequence. Soooo many MORE too! Do some research or ask me for suggestions! If you've tried a class and it wasn't for you, try-try-again! I guarantee there is something for you in the world of yoga!

Myth #3️⃣:

"I won't be as "good" as everyone else."

Yoga is a personal practice. Not everyone's practice will look the same. There is so much pressure to look like the skinny chick on the cover of a yoga magazine or to do the crazy complicated asana posted on Instagram. Stop that! Yoga is about YOU and YOUR body. How YOU feel and what works for YOU! If you need 5 different props for create a comfortable pose...DO IT!

Myth #4️⃣:

"Yoga is only for physical exercise."

Yoga is a total mind-body-soul experience but again everyone's practice is unique. If physical exercise is what your intention is then that is perfectly OK. If you want to take your practice inward and use it as a time to quiet the mind and connect on a soul level within, its the perfect time to incorporate that in! You can make it whatever you choose!

I hope this has opened your mind to the possibilities of what yoga can offer and inspires you to grab a mat and try it out❗️

I love educating my clients on how to incorporate yoga poses into their treatment plans along with massage to find relief and  a better quality of health and well being

♥️

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♊️FULL MOON IN GEMINI🌕

November 23rd at 1:10AM the full moon in Gemini will be at it's peek.

WHEW‼️ This Gem is definitely feeling this already❗️

This full moon is square Mars in Pisces and with this positioning you may feel temperamental.

You might be feeling brave and strong but hold up buttercup, simma down! That energy could make you reckless! 😳

Control yo'self❗️Control your emotions. Release frustrations slowly. If you don't, you may have some regrets later.

If you keep up a level of discomfort though, it will seep over into your relationships. So let that shit go...in a calm, controlled manner.

The moon is also opposite Jupiter. Which may cause unwanted attention or lack of self control.

Being aggressive during this energy is a complete NO-NO 🙅🏼! Think before you speak and think before you act! Don't be impulsive‼️

And if that wasn't enough...

The full moon is in curious Gemini, and its planetary ruler Mercury is retrograde in spontaneous Sagittarius. Plus the sun is conjunct Jupiter in Sagittarius TOO! 😱

What kind of crazy planetary algebra problem is that⁉️

With the sun, Jupiter, and Mercury in Sagittarius, this full moon is pushing us to leave all that's familiar (Gemini) behind us, in order for us to explore (Sagittarius) the unknown, and ultimately grow from our experiences.

If there's one thing you will learn from this energy is, it's time to move on. You can't hang on to all that's familiar for the rest of your life, because the reality is, you won't grow. Sometimes growth hurts, but with lucky Jupiter on our side, it won't be so bad.

The Gem energy is saying think and be realistic and the Sag energy is saying just go for it‼️

My advice to you is, focus on putting your emotions and anxiety (Pisces) to the side, and focus on your future (Sagittarius) goals. Mercury in RX can cause a feeling of being stuck which can be a bit confusing. Have faith and surrender to new beginnings♥️

Don't be afraid to JUMP and embrace the energy.

Live in FLOW is the message I have been receiving from my guides all day so I pass that on to you 😇

♥️♥️♥️


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What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massage?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage or MLD uses gentle, repetitive strokes to facilitate the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for moving fluid between the tissues and the blood stream and protects the body from infection and disease through the immune response system. The gentle movements of MLD massage stimulate the lymph vessels to contract, which allows more waste products, proteins and excess fluid to be removed from the body’s tissues and into the lymphatic system. It is a specialized massaged that is sometimes referred to as a ‘detox massage’. One of the defining aspects of the MLD technique is the superficial, very light application of pressure. Too much pressure will collapse the lymph vessels and restrict flow. The intention of this technique to is assist the lymphatic fluid through the body to the appropriate lymph nodes for filtration. With the lymphatic system lacking a pumping mechanism other than the movement of the body, the circulation of lymph fluid can become sluggish. This could lead to a variety of health issues.

What to expect during an MLD massage session?

Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage is done by using superficial, very light pressure and a gentle rhythmic pumping movement. The therapist follows the lymphatic pathways, pushing fluid towards the next lymph node station for filtration.

The movements are slow and tend to induce a deep relaxed state. Afterwards you may feel sleepy so it is best to plan low key activity after your session. You may have the urge to urinate more frequently from the cleansing effects. If abdominal massage was part of your session, you may feel the need to have a bowel movement.

Is MLD right for you?

MLD is great for the following pathologies:

Injuries (ie: sprains and strains)

  • Reduces swelling and bruising

  • Prevents and or minimizes adhesions and scar tissue formation

  • Reduces pain and inflammation

  • Speeds the healing process

  • Regenerates broken lymph vessels and damaged tissues

  • Prevents and or minimizes adhesions and scar tissue formation

  • Reduces pain and inflammation

  • Speeds the healing process

  • Regenerates broken lymph vessels and damaged tissues

Surgeries

Post-operative

  • Same benefits as injuries

  • Special wound and scar treatments accelerates healing and reduces scarring

Pre-operative (1-2 days before surgery)

  • Prepares and detoxifies the tissues to be operated on

  • Enhances immune functioning, helps prevent infections and improves healing results

  • Promotes relaxation

Headaches

MLD has been shown to be effective in relieving migraines, tension headaches and headaches caused by head trauma/whiplash. Weekly “interval” MLD treatments can help reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. Receiving MLD at the first sign of a migraine can prevent full onset of a migraine.

  • Pain is reduced by MLD’s toning effect on dilated extracranial blood vessels

  • Reduces concentration of pain mediators through the removal of metabolic wastes from the meningeal vessels

  • Relaxes hypertonic neck and head muscles

  • Sufferers report feeling a reduction in pressure, throbbing and nausea during the treatment

Skin Care

  • Reduces acne breakouts and congestion

  • Reduces swelling and puffiness

  • Improves rosacea

  • Enhances beauty of skin

  • Shrinks pores

Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a serious medical condition, in which fluid accumulates in a limb or torso due to the lymph system being unable to transport the lymph load. Cancer treatment is the most common cause of secondary lymphedema. Lymph node removal, mastectomy or other surgery, radiation, scarring or chemotherapy can disrupt the flow of lymph, It is very important to clear and concise with your therapist regarding your medical history with these pathologies. While MLD can be extremely effective in aiding these, misinformation can lead to worsening of symptoms.

Other conditions and benefits

  • Frequent colds

  • Sluggish immune system

  • Detoxification (antibiotics, Prednisone, nicotine, etc.)

  • Lipedema

  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Lyme Disease

  • Burns and scars

  • Wounds

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

  • Allergies

  • Sinusitis

  • Pregnancy related swelling

Contraindications for MLD

Manual Lymph Drainage is contraindicated in situations where increasing lymph flow would be harmful to certain medical conditions, such as acute infections, malignant tumors, serious heart problems, and acute thrombosis.

There are other relative contraindications that would be considered on a case by case basis. Your therapist will take a thorough health history and will request consult with your primary care physician if necessary.

How long is an MLD session?

30, 60 or 90 minute session are available depending on the area(s) being addressed. 30 and 60 minutes sessions are utilized for specific areas needing work. 90 minute sessions are reserved for a full body detox MLD treatment.

MLD is also part of the Honey Facelift Massage service. Please click here to find out more about this service that utilizes a variety of modalities including MLD to firm, tone and tighten the muscles and skin of the face!

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Venus Retrograde- What you need to know!

Venus moonwalks through the signs of Scorpio and Libra October 5th for aprox 6 weeks. November 16th she goes direct.

This only happens every 18-20 months. However, the 8 year cycle of Venus is pretty significant though. So take a moment to reflect back to October 8-November 19, 2010. Go ahead- scroll back in your timeline and camera roll. How does this relate to where you are currently? Similar themes may occur! Relationships, finances, creative projects.

Let's recap what will happen with the energy around this retrograde.

Some key things to know here:
•Venus represents women, love, relationships, money, gifts, art and beauty. 
•The sign of Scorpio is dark and mysterious and is associated with sex, money, death, power, transformation and self analysis. 
•Libra loves balance and harmony and all things beauty.

Basically Libra is the heavenly heartthrob and Scorpio is the celestial sexpot 😆 (I totally stole that but it's too good to not share)

Venus has been in Scorpio since September 8th. You may already feel a strong connection to your inner desires or hidden motivations.

Get ready bc this retrograde is a time for deep learning! Perhaps about love and/or sexuality or even money and power. Your ability to create something new and bring it to fruition will be tested!

This retrograde has 2 phases. Venus begins as an evening star but as she positions herself direct she will be in conjuction with sun in Libra.

The first half of this phase is all inner work. Receptive and gentle energy is needed. Put old issues to rest and bad behaviors to bed. The second half is when temptation will arise. Venus will bring out the warrior in you! Reawaken your passions and greet new opportunities with love!

Tips on embracing this energy:
▵ Not the best time to make a major commitment. Scorpio has hidden agendas and can be secretive. 
▵ If a new relationship begins, it is based on emotion right now. Wait until Venus enters Libra to reevaluate. Scorpio is emotional. Libra is more rational.
▵ Past lovers may re-emerge. 
▵ You may feel the need for more alone time. 
▵ Lots of seductive energy will be present
▵ You may be confronted with issues around power and control
▵ Female power is eminent 
▵ Making a major purchase or investment isn't advised. Keep close tabs on your finances. A good time to handle debt or to set a plan to save. 
▵ Great time to find second hand bargains or to recycle items

Here is a quick run down of what Venus is triggering. Read your sun sign and rising/ascendant sign:

♏️Scorpio- self development, your image, your ability to attract others
♐️Sagittarius- letting go, grieving, inner work, secrets
♑️Capricorn- love and friendship, unrequited longings, feminine energy
♒️Aquarius- direction of your life, mixing business and pleasure
♓️Pisces- foreign lovers, holiday romances, crossing cultural divides
♈️Aries- your sexuality, debt, inheritance, spicing up your sex life
♉️Taurus- personal and professional relationships, spicing up your sex life
♊️Gemini- work encounters, healthy relationships, giving more than you take
♋️Cancer- romance, passionate affairs, children and pregnancy, creative projects
♌️Leo- home and family, childhood sweethearts, returning to the past
♍️Virgo- heart-to-hearts, deep and intimate encounters, talks about love and sex
♎️Libra- values, possessions, what you are willing to give or take for love

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Put Down the Exfoliator!


Let’s chat about exfoliation...

A most common mistake most people make is putting way too much importance on exfoliation, especially aggressive exfoliation.

👉🏼 Think harsh scrubs and peels.

The renewal process of our skin is related to lymph function.

Instead of over-exfoliating with scrubs and peels, focusing on 
✔️circulating the blood in the skin, ✔️releasing stagnant energy 
✔️ unblocking the flow of of energy will generate the natural process of cell regeneration.

Most people just don't have enough flow beneath their skin to make this happen so we look for the quick fix...scrubs and peels.

• By using the proper products for your skin type, regular facial massages and learning home massage techniques you can avoid over exfoliating your skin.

The Honey Facelift Massage service is the perfect compliment to this concept 💆🏻‍♀️

This particular service focuses lymph drainage massage techniques to get the flow under your skin moving for incredible cell turnover 🙌🏻

In addition acupressure and energy healing techniques generate the movement and release any stagnant energy you may be holding preventing cell production.

👉🏼 The result: healthy, glowing skin without the need for harsh scrubs and/or chemical peels.

*BOOK your Honey Facelift Massage with Danielle Meraki today to experience the immediate results of this one of a kind service!

🐝🍯

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Aries Full Moon September 24, 2018

Peaks 10:50PM EST

BOLD transitions are happening all over the place! All of the cosmic shifts that have been happing over the last few months are now coming to fruition.

We've had 3️⃣ full eclipses in 2018. We typically only see ✌🏼. Plus many planets going retrograde simultaneously. What a year it's been and we've got a few months left! 2018 has forced us to take a closer look INto our lives!

The Aries Full Moon is all about A C T I O N‼️

With Aries' fiery energy, it's always ready to say and do as needed. Put down the emotions, it's time to get REAL with yourself! Practice the utmost honesty! Like that friend who doesn't filter what she has to say. Girl...your butt looks big in those jeans! Think along this level 😉

A few things to ask yourself:
👉🏼Is what I am doing right now reflecting what I really want?
👉🏼Am I trying to force something to work that will never truly satisfy me?
👉🏼Am I being honest with myself about my reality?
👉🏼Do I actually l like where and who I am? 
👉🏼How can I create stronger boundaries?
👉🏼What do I need to let go of?
👉🏼If this the life I truly want for myself?
👉🏼Am I honoring my own needs and desires?
👉🏼Are the things I am doing and wanting, things I want for myself?

It's time to take those low points, the darker times and turn them into the breakthroughs you've been needing.

Reflect back to April of this year, when the Aries New Moon energy was present. Events and situations from then may be coming back up for you.

Travel deep within and crack yourself open! It's time to heal, have that ah-ha moment and allow yourself to move forward.

YOU ARE STRONG!

You will be forced to make some tough decisions all in YOUR best interest. Let go of anything and everything that isn't serving your highest good! Call yourself out on your own bullshit!

Be the strongest you've ever been and stand your ground! Say what you need to say. Feel what you need to feel. Walk away if you need to walk away.

Create the live YOU want to live! YOU DESERVE IT!

This is your sign. This is your permission. This is the Universe telling you to do the damn thing!

Heal, create and set boundaries, accept, allow and take action!

♥️♥️♥️


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