In this episode, I break down Mercury in Rx and how to work with this energy. Mercury in Rx is a very misunderstood energy. Yes, it can be challenging but it's not the devil it can often be made out to be. I take some time in this episode to break down how to work with this energy so that you are able to flow with the current instead of against it. I also explain exactly how this energy works and give dates so you know when this starts and ends.
In this episode, we dive into week 1 of the solar plexus chakra from my book Light it Up. The solar plexus chakra is the chakra that gives us motivation and helps us realize our dreams. When we have energy in this area we are able to follow through on our goals and live happy fulfilled lives. This week we are going to work on meditating daily to help open up this chakra. This simple daily practice will help move energy to this area. I will also discuss a movement exercise and a journal activity to help wake up the solar plexus chakra.
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In this episode, I cover the 4th and final week of the sacral chakra from my book "Light it Up". I discuss how we form boundaries early in life and how these boundaries may need to be evaluated later on in life. The journal prompt for this week will have you diving deep into your own boundaries.
The physical exercise for this week is deadlifts. I explain why this exercise is a powerful tool in healing the sacral chakra and where you can find tips on how to do them correctly.
I also cover 4 crystals you can use to heal the sacral chakra and how to work with them. I talk about creating elixirs and how to charge and clean them.
In this episode, I chat with the Body Astrology a.k.a Claire Gallagher who is a Chinese Medical Practitioner, Medical Astrologer, and Strength and Conditioning guru. Claire shares how she has created her unique strength and conditioning program that follows the cycles of the moon called Moon Rx. This episode will have you thinking about fitness in a whole new way. Make sure you listen all the way to the end for a special gift that Claire is offering to all of my listeners for the next month!
In this episode, I explore the second week of my book Light it Up! I take you on a journey a little deeper into the sacral chakra. I explain how the planets and zodiac have an effect on the sacral chakra. The sacral chakra is ruled by the planets Jupiter and Neptune and the zodiacs Sagittarius and Pisces. Each having a yin/yang effect on the chakra. The sacral chakra is home to our emotions, creativity, and feminine energy. The planet Jupiter helps us to expand and grow. It is difficult to do this when our energy is blocked preventing us from growing. The planet Neptune rules illusions and creativity. It is easy to see why we are able to create illusions about ourselves so easily. When the sacral chakra is blocked we often have illusions about what we think we are or what we look like. We create barriers and walls that prevent us from growing creatively as well.
In this podcast, I explain that right now both Jupiter and Neptune are stationed in their ruling zodiacs of Sagittarius and Pisces. This means that 2019 is a great year to dig deep into the sacral chakra and heal the trauma that is there. This year is primed for creative expansion and healing. It is also a good time to explore your own natal birth chart and see what you are bringing into this life astrologically.
The activities for this week are to give yourself a massage. The activity of giving yourself a massage is a step towards getting comfortable in your own body. It allows you to start feeling your body and making yourself feel good. This can be uncomfortable at first but it’s an activity you will hopefully grow to love.
The journal assignment for this week is to journal about your emotions. As soon as you wake up in the morning note how you feel. Write down any strong emotions that come about during the day. Notice if you have control over your emotions or if you have trouble showing your emotions. You can even take this a step further and track your emotions with the moon cycle.
There will be a solar and lunar eclipse this month with I will be talking about later this week.
Stephanie Cotton is a Transformational Life Coach, Astrologer Enthusiast, and Published writer in Durham NC.
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The new year is right around the corner and the resolutions are running like wild fire! For the record I really hate the saying “New Year New You” like there is something wrong with the you that you are. I think you are fucking fabulous and you don’t need to be a new you, you just need to make yourself happy!
In this podcast I talk about how I have changed my view of New Years and making solutions. I used to make big goals and I used to help my clients do the same. The problem with this is that when we don’t meet those goals we end up feeling like shit. We don’t meet those goals because we have underlying issues keeping us from meeting those goals. Social media and television is over inundated with people trying to profit from our desire to be better. The problem is all of these people are preaching new year new you but you are the same person. They are not helping you change your energy patterns. If you don’t change your energy patterns you can’t change they way you operate. There is something deep inside that is causing you to lose weight or work at a job you hate and it’s not laziness. In this podcast I talk about this and how to set realistic goals.
I also address how you can work with the cosmos to set goals. In January we have a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse. These are great times to release what isn’t working and start new. I will be doing a full podcast on this very soon.
The Body Astrologer
In this episode, the Caffeinated Gypsy talks to Claire Gallagher a.k.a The Body Astrologer. Claire has been a driving force in the fitness profession, working to create a new paradigm for how fitness is viewed and approached. She will share how she used her own illness to create Moon Rx her fitness program that follows the moon cycles. Claire also shares how she uses birth charts to help people understand their own bodies and what they need in terms of fitness and food. The ladies also chat about the importance of having some form of meditative practice. This episode is packed full of valuable information you are going to love!
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In this episode, the Caffeinated Gypsy shares her insights into week 3 of the root chakra from her book Light It Up. This episode explores how ancestral and past life trauma need to be unwrapped in the healing process. Also how movements like walking and running help unwrap this trauma.
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In this episode, the Caffeinated Gypsy explores week 2 of her Chakra workbook Light it Up. She explains how squatting helps open up the root chakra and how to create a burning ritual to release trauma from the root chakra.
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Stephanie Cotton and her husband Eric Cotton introduce the Caffeinated Gypsy by exploring 11 questions from Tim Ferris book Tribe of mentors. In this podcast, Stephanie recommends her favorite books about spirituality, mindset, positive thinking. They also talk about CrossFit, fitness, meditation, spirituality, and the what rituals Stephanie has that others might think are strange. Stephanie also shares her journey into holistic health, spirituality, and creating her Chakra workbook Light it up.
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