How To: Set Your Intention

Setting an intention is a powerful practice that helps you to ignite change or stay focused on your path. Whether you’re a seasoned intention setter or trying this sacred ritual for the first time, here are our top 5 tips for setting a meaningful intention…

Tips for Setting an Intention:

1- Get Quiet: Find a quiet place to sit comfortably and get still. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to center yourself and clear the energy.

2- Time to Reflect: Reflect on both the positive and negative experiences, challenges, difficulties, lessons and blessings that have recently impacted your life. Consider how all of your recent experiences have shaped your journey.

3- Tap into your Desire: Staying true to yourself, what is it that you’d like to make space for in your life? Is there something you’d like to manifest? Listen to what your heart desires.

4- Get Clear: Write down a word, mantra or statement that clearly represents your intention. It can be as simple as one word; ‘love’ or even a short sentence or mantra e.g; ‘I am open to giving and receiving love’.

5- Live It: In honor of this this sacred practice, consciously commit to your intention. Remind yourself daily with a morning affirmation, ritual or wear your intention close to your heart with a Satya Jewelry Intention style.

Need a little extra help getting started? Here our some of our favorite intentions to inspire…

 

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New Moon In Sagittaruis

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November 17th New Moon In Sagittarius:

Cradled between Venus and Saturn with Uranus trine, this new moon signifies balance–all the benefits of leaving negativity behind to embrace the positive, without the possible upset. Coming at the end of the calendar year, this new moon is especially powerful! Whether or not you believe in making New Year’s resolutions, this is an ideal time to practice gratitude for all the blessings you received in 2017 and to release the energies you don’t wish to carry with you into 2018.

This new moon, though positive, is also a serious one, urging us to awaken to our fullest potential. Seize the opportunities that invite you to step out of your comfort zone; say yes to added responsibility that will bring you closer to your dreams; simplify your life so what matters to you takes precedence.

As Grandmother Moon readies herself for the month ahead, we lift our collective voices, “Wise woman, Grandmother Moon, keeper of the divine feminine: We thank you for your guidance. We welcome the illumination you bestow upon us. We honor you with these quiet moments of introspection so we may step into our full feminine power now, and in the coming year.”

Clean Eating for the Holidays

This is a simple recipe that can be served as an appetizer or a main meal. It’s loaded with fiber, protein and antioxidants. It’s ideal for a chilly fall night when you’re entertaining or simply making dinner for yourself. Enjoy!

Roasted Eggplant Appetizer

Serves 4

Eggplant

  • 2 large eggplants, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup cooked red quinoa
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped red onions
  • 2 Tbsp. pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

Creamy Tahini Sauce

  • 3 Tbsp. well-stirred tahini
  • ¼ cup full fat coconut milk
  • ½ tsp. pure maple syrup
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Lay the eggplants face up on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until the eggplant is tender.

Meanwhile, whisk the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper.

Remove from the oven; set aside for 5 minutes, then top with the quinoa, onions, pecans, parsley and drizzle with the tahini sauce. Serve immediately.

 

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Amie Valpone is the founder of TheHealthyApple.com; and best-selling author of Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body. She is a Manhattan Celebrity Chef, Nutrition Expert, Wellness Consultant and Motivational Speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free ‘Clean Eating’ recipes. Amie recently healed herself from a decade of chronic pain and shares her story of how Clean Eating  and Detox saved her life.

How To: Layer Your Altar

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“When I think of my jewelry, I think of it as an extension of who I am.  Each piece has a story and represents a time and place where I am in my life. The pieces I choose to wear each day differ depending on how I am feeling but I always follow a couple of simple rules for layering my altar…

1. Heart Center:

When layering on my jewelry, I always start with the pieces closest to my heart which is usually my Om and Zodiac necklaces on 18 inch chains.

2. Layer On Strength: 

My 18 inch chain is followed by a 24 or 32 inch chain that hangs at my Solar Plexus Chakra. The solar plexus is the core of your self where your will, power, and assertiveness originate so that’s where I love wear a symbol of strength or wisdom like a Mandala or a Hamsa.

3. Meditative Mala:

I always finish with a gemstone mala that I have usually made myself. An authentic gemstone mala that’s infused with my own intention works to ground and remind me that I can always find inner piece when I turn within.

 

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Get the Look : Scorpio Zodiac Necklace GoldReclaiming Self Ganesha NecklaceGold Hamsa Necklace – In the NowAbundant Tranquility Mala

4. Arm Yourself: 

Last but not least, my wrists are always filled with bracelets of healing gemstones and symbols which all have their own meanings. Rather than select my stack based on color,  I allow my intuition to guide me to exactly what I need.

 

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Expansive Jupiter Enters Scorpio

On October 10th, Jupiter our planet of luck and expansion, entered the sign of Scorpio. So obviously this will be magnificent if you are a Scorpio. Though perhaps you’re not. Still, Jupiter in Scorpio brings luck and potential to some aspect of your life. Below, get the scoop on what Jupiter in Scorpio will mean for you with our resident astrologer Rebecca Gordon.

Aries: You may have more support then you realize from behind the scenes. Jupiter is in your financial sector, holding space for investors, partnerships, and new contracts with great promise

Taurus: Jupiter planet of luck enters the realm of coupling in your chart and this portends to business and love. Open yourself to another and know that joining forces will be your super-power.

Gemini: Reach new dimensions in your career because you are now sharper than a razor, on top of your sleep game, your work-outs are fierce. This Jupiter in Scorpio has your back when it comes to health and work-flow.

Cancer: Jupiter in a fellow water sign will hold you captive, like a lover staring deep in your eyes and then challenge you to crack open your shell and thaw out on a brand new feeling. Travel into the unknown your creativity will steer you well.

Leo: Lions always tend to go big when it comes home. And this is your year to land the largest kingdom with loads of light streaming in. Investing or selling property will pay off big-time this year.

Virgo: You are now ready to peel off the topline information, and take a deep dive into what holds your mind captive. Research, write a book, build a course and tap into your true message for the world.

Libra: Those battle scars from 2011-16 will finally fade as you are beginning to see your true magnificence once again. Jupiter ushers in a period of a financial growth because now you know your worth and are not afraid to ask.

Scorpio: Every 12 years lucky Jupiter comes to visit you for a full year bringing a cornucopia of possibility. Life can seduce you fast with options, so choose your path wisely. Just know that love will have a magical quality as dreamy Neptune slides in to Jupiter’s orbit this year.

Sagittarius: Jupiter expands in the deep waters of your chart, bringing in a new quality of spaciousness and silence to a busy life. Your spiritual practice reaches new depth and your intuition – strong. Take time to retreat.

Capricorn: All work and no play is about to flip script as lucky Jupiter enters the social club of your chart. Although daunting, it will be a good year to make new friends of people who inspire you and truly speak your language.

Aquarius: Jupiter now reigns from the top of your chart, opening gates of opportunity on your career path. Perhaps you’ll change careers, re-enter the business world, launch your own company, or scale it. Your imagination is lit up with the help of supportive Neptune so dream big.

Pisces: Between your inherent creativity and community / friends support, this year delivers the opportunity to reach more people. Whether through broadcasting, publishing, or teaching, you will gain access to a cosmic megaphone.

 

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