Trust the intelligence of your body. Without consulting a calendar or reading the blogs, it knows that Solstice is coming. It cares nothing for fiscal cliffs or the much misunderstood Mayan “armageddon.” It simply knows that on December 21, 2012, we enter a new season. In the three weeks before and after new seasons begin, our bodies change accordingly, and they’re vulnerable. This is the time when people are most susceptible to infections. So pay attention! Support your instinctive animal self. If you’re in the northern hemisphere, eat foods that have cooked awhile (like hearty soups) as this will bring supportive warmth into your body. If you’re in the southern hemisphere, eat raw fruits and vegetables, as this will help your body dance into summer. Your body will thank you.
About Dana Gerhardt
A popular columnist with The Mountain Astrologer since 1991, Dana Gerhardt is an internationally respected astrologer. She has lectured extensively and written for astrology publications on several continents. Her ongoing passions are the moon and living the intuitive life. Dana worked for many years in the corporate sector, where she observed the undeniable influence of natural cycles. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Occidental College in Los Angeles and did graduate work in literature at Columbia University and CSULA. Dana can be contacted by email.