Autumn Musings

Autumn Musings


~ Autumn, March 1st - May 31st ~ 

As we approach the the decent of autumn we take this time to reflect upon the transitional nature of the season, allowing nature to be our guide for inner resource. We will also reflect the astrological guide, how the stars in our sky are energetically effecting us and there alignment  with the seasonal forces of Autumn. And of course sharing some of TAMA Wellness favourite self-care and nourishment tips to keep you body and mind in balance this delicious season. 
Writings from: Earth Monk “Autumn, with its rich tones and cooling temperatures is more than just a beautiful season. From embracing change, surrendering to the inevitable, and learning the art of letting go there is much you can learn. So let’s explore the wisdom of Autumn and look at four valuable lessons it can teach you.”

The wisdom of Autumn and look at four valuable lessons it can teach you.
1. Let’s start with the obvious one: Letting go! What no longer serves you? What do you need to stop carrying? What is it time to let go of?

2. Embrace change:
What change is taking place in your life right now?
What change needs to be taking place?
What do you need to clear the way for?
Is there anything that you should be changing and might have avoided?

3. The metaphor of healing:
What season are you in right now?
What action do you need to take to support yourself at this time?
Do you need to rest and hibernate, grow and expand, blossom and shine or surrender and let go?

4. Delight in the detail:
Make a point of noticing the natural world more. Use all of your senses to experience Autumn in a whole new way. Start paying attention to the glimmers (the small moments of joy, wonder and awe that each day offers).

“Acting as the bridge between the joyful abundance of summer and the darker winter months, autumn is a season that is associated with great transition. It is the season that invites us to witness the graceful art of letting go, surrendering to change and the descent of nature into a period of rest. There is so much wisdom that we can glean from nature. looking at the natural world with new eyes of appreciation and wonder.”

We began Autumn in the latter end of the ethereal Pisces season (Feb 19th - March 20th), starting our lessons from Autumn straight off the mark with the inter- winded Pisces themes of surrendering, letting go, completion, and endings.

We made the transition to Aries the Ram (March 21st - April 19th), marking the start of the astrological new year, probing us towards actualising the new beginning we have been waiting for, or perhaps getting clearer about what a new beginning looks like. What beginning needs to occur? What needs to be changed? March astrologically also brought a huge reset to further emphasise and align with Autumn's innate intelligence of letting go. The Autumn Equinox (Energetic reset) guided us to reflect on what was (the past), what's still in process (the present), and what's to come (the future). This could have been related to personal goals, close relationships, hobbies, artistic ventures, new business ventures, and occupation. There is often a natural theme that surfaces, becomes clear, but if not, it means you have space and flexibility to explore on your own terms. Think of it like a house renovation, where you get to choose which room you would like to re-do, knowing you will have all the support needed to make it the best possible outcome. It can be really helpful to use vision boards, create new routines, or try a different meditation app for the support of the new renovation. It helps to rely on your rituals and tools through the equinoxes but also be open to different variations of the ritual, routine and tools. Equinoxes bring a new year energy. This Equinox was a supportive time to do a deep dive into the mind, body, and soul, and release, change, and swap out anything that's not serving your inner world. It was a time where you get a chance to connect deeper with your inner world. We are still in the season of Autumn, the season is still beautifully supporting you to create space and time for reflection, reassessing, processing, and digesting. Personally, I often like to wait until the dust settles around these cosmic events before I feel I have time to create this practice for myself and get clear to move forward.

Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
As we sit with the processes that have just occurred from March-April energies, we start the slow ascent from the deepest part of Autumn, moving closer towards winter hibernation with new perspectives. Taurus support us in moving onwards and upwards, forwards with the the new stirring of a new season coming into sight. Taurus season aligning with the last phase of autumn allows us to ground and embody all that was on a cellular level. We have three months of winter to come to further extend and really feel into and embrace all the change that has occurred, Autumn whispering the art of letting go. We have 4-6 weeks left  to integrate and process all that has met us in the first two phases of the autumn. The sun reached the fabulous loyal Bull, Taurus, on April 20th, bringing stability. We were significantly supported by Taurus new moon and sun, while also being in grounding Autumn. This energy is supporting us significantly with stability and grounded energy to help further confirm the decision we just made in the previous month. Writings from @divinefeminine: "The New moon in Taurus is a time to receive, to open up and listen to your intuition to get the information that you need to strategically plan the next steps. Don't do what you always do, do things in a new way. You have learned a lot in the last few months, use this knowledge now. We are always planting seeds for the future in the present moment. It's entirely up to us what we do and how we do it. If we are concise, the energy will flow better, the connection will be deeper, and change will be easier."  @Michelle_saya says 
“Because taurus is also a earth sign ruled by Venus, we are here to also engage with our earth senses and find comfort in our natural surroundings. By allowing yourself moments of enjoyment, you recharge and prepare for productive periods ahead to release your goals. This new moon invites you to strip back the unnecessary, focusing on what truly brings value and joy. Remove measuring your self-worth based on other peoples expectations of you to better appreciated nurture what genuinely matters at this stage of your life.”  

The May new moon energy provided more support for our ascension from the deepest part of autumn surrender into the new transition of a new season. 

Gemini (May 21st - June 21st)
Lastly, as the Autumn season closes in the Southern Hemisphere, entering the shortest days of the year and longer sleeping time, the sun's transition enters sociable twin energy Gemini, perhaps making Winter feel a little lighter. The sociable twin of gemini ushers in a period of playful and flirtatious energy to winter, preventing us from getting too bogged down in the depths of Winter. The last transition from autumn to winter has well and truly begun, and we start to feel new, secure, and stable with our emotions, mental state, and physicality. A full moon on May 23rd in adventurous, independent, deep-thinking Sagittarius, the sign of half man-half horse with an archer in arm, holding aim, heralds a potent time for embracing all the full culminated learnings of autumn's lessons and all the planetary changes that occurred that changed us. With all full moons, our psyches are receptive to fullness, wholeness and completion. Whilst ending the autumn season in Gemini, further encouraging that lighter transition into the winter season, following a more upbeat note filled with opportunities for growth, laughter, and enjoyment. Think gatherings around the fire, hearty one-pot luck dishes, new connections, old connections, soft music, early nights, and candles. Whispers of winter caressing the dark night of the soul with confidence, assuredness, stability, and support with all that is.

To keep a closer eye on the astral movements, we suggest visiting some of TAMA wellness' favourite astrological new guides.To keep a closer eye on the astrological  movements ahead we suggest visiting IG accounts 
@flowersfordaise, @divinefeminine, @chriscorsini, Sophie Saint Thomas- Allures Resident astrologer.
Embracing the bounty of the season, Our treatments invite you to usher in a new level of well-being, supporting you to thrive throughout the season. A self-care practice that truly nourishes your inner space, to recommit to honouring yourself with healthy habits and wholesome nutrition. Our Holistic treatment's are inspired by the intelligent nature of our natural healing processes from within. Drawing on the wisdom of Traditional Medicine combining with our knowledge of modern science.

By adding sauna + plunge to your holistic treatment you can maximise the health benefits and achieve The Mind-Body-Soul harmony you've been looking for. 

Four Treatments we recommend this Autumn 

1. Lymphatic Drainage Support your immune system as we transition from summer to autumn. It is not uncommon to see a rise in allergies or any other lung-related ailments at this time. Lymphatic drainage is the perfect immune booster to consider when feeling like the seasonal change has your immune system not functioning optimally.
2. Swedish Relaxation Massage Support your slowing down routine in what can be swift, windy, changeable energy of autumn. This full body treatment focuses on gentle, rhythmic motions to promote relaxation, nourish the skin, and balance well-being.
3. The Lesse Signature Facial Support the skin. To counterbalance the cool, windy, drying nature of autumn, it is important to maintain a moisture-rich veil both inside and out.
4. Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Navigate the seasonal change and find your equilibrium with the support of a BCST treatment. Autumn is a wonderful time to retreat inward and explore.

Eating seasonally means you are consuming foods that are at the apex of their vitality, thus transferring this optimum nutrition for your best health. Autumn is usually when berries, gourds, tree fruits, brassicas, and root vegetables come to the end of their growing season, have ripened, and are ready for harvesting.

With so much bounty on offer, it's easy to incorporate nutrient-rich autumnal foods into your diet. These foods provide essential vitamins and minerals, supporting your immune system and overall well-being. Some examples of Autumn harvests include:

• Fruits: apples, bananas, figs, grapes, melons, pears, and strawberries.
• Vine bearing/gourds: squash, pumpkin, zucchini, cucumber, eggplant, capsicum, 
• Root vegetables: beetroot, turnips, swedes, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, radishes, onions.
• Brassicas: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower.
• Greens: fennel, leeks, celery, beans, silver beet, kale, Asian greens.

Tama's Autumn Recipe 
Kitchari mung dal, coconut, coriander

Gut Healing & Anti-Inflammatory, We love this recipe for our seasonal detox cleanse, It's super gentle and nourishing while gaining full benefits!

1 cup Basmati rice 
1/3 cup Cilantro
1/3 cup Coconut flakes
4 tbsp Ghee
3/4inches Ginger (fresh)
1/2cup Mung dal
1/4tsp Salt (mineral salt)
1 teaspoon Turmeric 
6 cups Water 

Wash the mung beans and rice separately. Soak the mung dal for a few hours if you have the time, then drain. Put the ginger, coconut, cilantro and the 1/2c water into a food processor and blend until liquefied (traditionally chop with sharp knife finely). Heat the ghee on medium in a large saucepan and add the blended items, turmeric and salt. Stir well and bring to a boil to release the flavor. Next mix in the rice, mung dal and the six cups of water. Return to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for five minutes. Then cover, leaving the lid slightly ajar. Turn down the heat to simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes, until the dal and rice are tender.

You can also add zucchini, carrots, cauliflower or green beans for some extra. 

To find out more about this traditional Ayurvedic recipe and how kitchari can heal, visit Joyful Belly

We hope you enjoyed our Autumn Musing 

with love, TAMA  


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