This new moon cycle is headed towards a full moon in the planet Venus. This is the planet that influences love, relationships, beauty, the arts and everything lovely. Ahhh, this is great news because that means for the next 30 days or so you will be able to more easily tap into that energy which is in charge of not only external beauty but also the beauty that comes from within.
Beauty is initially observed externally by the eyes, you know, “in the eyes of the beholder”. But as we have all experienced, true beauty comes from within. When you’re in the presence of someone who radiates sweetness, harmony, kindness you know that you’re experiencing a form of beauty, an element that feels good and that we may forget, is a gift from the Divine, from God. Those who are naturally born with this disposition are truly blessed. The rest of us need to work on it.
This is a most auspicious time to make a commitment to transcend energies, behaviors, and habits that are counter to being the embodiment of inner beauty. In other words you can determine for this lunar cycle to bring on the sweetness, harmony and kindness, particularly when you’re not in the mood to do so. That’s when it really counts. Anybody can be sweet when things are going their way and life seems lovely. But getting down to the true work of invoking inner beauty means conjuring up that sweetness when your friend, spouse, co-worker, and others “seemingly” annoy and anger you. We are able to evolve when we realize no matter what others do, everything we express comes from within us.
The best way to harness sweetness when circumstances warrant your justification to be angry or to have a bad attitude is to just STOP. Stop the momentum of going down that habitual behavioral road and recognize what has just happened. Look at how you’re feeling and know that you have the ability to make another choice about how you feel and how you respond. Now if you’re driving I’m not saying stop in the middle of the road, I’m saying stop the thoughts that would have you be anything other than understanding, kind, and compassionate. Decide not to curse out the driver that just cut you off. You’re in your car, he can’t hear you anyway. Just stop, take a breath, instead of habitually reacting.
Take a long, slow, deep breath in and then exhale, deeply, slowly. Do this several times to gain control over your emotions and your thoughts. Think of how wonderful it would feel if you decided whatever it was that has triggered you, has no control over how you will react. It’s not easy, but you can do it if you put your mind to it. Over time, practice will make it easier for you to catch yourself any time these negative emotions arise. Instead, embody that sweet Venusian energy.
In many cultures there are deities (goddesses, angels, spirits) that are associated with this energy. They have names like Het Heru, Oshun, Venus, and Aphrodite, all of whom are the embodiment of love, joy, beauty, sensuality and sexuality. Associated with this energy are the color combination of yellow and green ~ yellow roses, peacocks, rose quartz stones and rose oil. Rose oil is famed for its healing properties for the heart (that’s why roses are given to demonstrate love) and can be also be found in many high end skin care products. Our Sita Perfume is an ode to this energy with rose, sandalwood and patchouli as its accord. Also, our Sultry Body Polishes, Body Butters and Soaps are all scented with rose to get you in the sweetness mode.
So go ahead and call on this energy that flows, that goes with the flow, that moves around obstructions, obstacles, and defuses conflict and combativeness. After all, this energy is said dwell in rivers, which when clean, are ever flowing. In the end, it’s not enough to look beautiful, outer beauty fades. We should all strive to be beautiful. And it is most easy to evoke this good feeling energy by listening to music you love, dancing, socializing, smiling and having fun. You are in charge of your emotions, so create joy and with observation and contemplation may you be able to more easily access your inner beauty.