We slide into the sign of Taurus today April 19, 2017! Taurus rules the throat (among many, many other things.) Here at Earth Girls Love___ we have been thinking about the throat chakra, or vishuddha chakra, this morning. So often we keep our mouths shut to maintain the peace. Staying silent seems easier than raising our voices and our concerns. We've all got needs, priorities and wishes but what happens when they aren't voiced? Those needs still exist but now we have them trapped in our bodies with our throat chakra holding it all in, acting as a cork in a bottle. If we maintain our silence, a pressure can build within the body causing the throat chakra to lose its equilibrium and contribute to many health problems.
The gift of the previous Aries season is the fire of Mars burning away old stagnant energy, bringing the truth to the surface. During the last four weeks have you felt a quickening? Have your priorities shifted? Have your wishes been thumping in your chest demanding your attention? Aries energy brings clarity in yourself while Taurus energy helps you express and follow through with your new vision. Mercury rules communication and it is still retrograde making communication a little wonky until it goes direct the beginning of May. After the first week of May, the timing is perfect for speaking our truths. It may seem difficult in the moment but living a life keeping the peace for other people is hardly living at all. In the meantime, while we wait for Mercury to go direct, lets get really clear about the ways we may be hiding from our truth and why. Humming, singing and chanting help energetically clear the throat chakra making speaking up for ourselves a little easier.
Possible Signs of a Blocked Throat Chakra:
- Sore throat, mouth/throat infections, swollen glands
- Thyroid problems
- Losing your voice (with or without an infection)
- Clenching your jaw or TMJ
- Blocked creativity or expression
- "Blowing up" or becoming angry over small or inconsequential problems
- Feeling like a "frog is in your throat"
Gentle Ideas to Open the Throat Chakra:
- Humming, singing or chanting
- Journaling by hand
- Letter writing (even if you don't send the letter)
- Coloring, drawing, painting
- Other forms of expression - Get creative!