ASIACT Astrology - August 2017

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The Yellow Pomander

‘I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind’ ― Leo F. Buscaglia

This pomander is indispensable when our mind twirls us in a downward spiral: outer wanting is replaced with enthusiasm. It brings fresh mental energy, lifts our spirits, stimulates optimism and instils a sense of inclusiveness. When we infuse our aura with its delightfully fruity fragrance any anxiety and negative thoughts melt away: yellow unlocks the joy and brings back the sparkle.

When our choices are motivated by fear, by the ordering ego, our solar plexus, the yellow area, contracts and the feeling of discomfort permeates our whole being - a state which excludes happiness and a free flow of energy, spontaneity and creativity. The yellow pomander may help us to let go and create a different mind set so that we may understand deeply within our being that loss is the first step toward a new beginning, to realise that if we resist the night we may not see the dawn rising after the dark.

Using the yellow pomander connects mind and heart enabling us to gently suspend our judgements, to change any of our habit patterns based on fear, or on the worry of over thinking and the resulting confusion. We are able to slip into a different mind-set and rise above our limiting thought processes, understanding that everything we experience is part of a larger whole in which all things are connected. The yellow dispels the background resentment so often part of our daily life.

Yellow is for accessing knowledge and the uplifting effect of the yellow pomander may help in dispelling nervousness before examinations. It may help us to lighten up and not take ourselves so seriously, to remember that the external world is meant to be worn lightly.

At a physical level the yellow pomander is specifically supportive during the process of breaking habits of addiction (smoking, eating sweets, drinking alcohol, etc.) and it assists detoxification of the body. Yellow is crucial in assimilating the nourishment and energy offered by our food and water in our environment and even helps to gain more energy through breathing. It is particularly helpful where the body experiences the lack of sunlight during winter (SAD Season Affected Disorder) and for jetlag.

written by Marelna Du Plessis