The moon is a fascinating subject. Not only because of its magnificence but because it represents our innate nature.
It emits energy that creates a subtle glow of mystery and magic. Since it is the closest natural satellite of the Earth, you can see it without telescopes. Every moon phase also signals the flow of time.
From a full moon in Aries, the moon phase transitions into the last quarter of the Cancer Moon this October 17th. Cancer is its astrological sign. This zodiac sign represents the Great Mother Spirit, which awakens your protective and nurturing temperament. Similar to the qualities of a Mother, you surround the people you love with comfort and care. Just like the crab way of building a wall of protection around you and others.
The sun’s position is still in Libra and will remain there. That points out again to nurturing relationships. So when you’re going through amplified emotions, seek the help of elders or someone you are comfortable talking to. Because Libra encourages you to be open (communication), and Cancer motivates you to care for yourselves.
What does self-care mean?
Self-care does not encourage self-indulgence or selfishness. Self-care is about loving yourself and showing that love by caring for your health (general) so that you may care for others. That is about taking action by eating healthy foods, doing meditation and yoga, and establishing a skin-care routine.
One of the sources of stress in our lives is work. Aside from managing deadlines, we also have to manage our relationships with colleagues and bosses. Relationships are hard to maintain because our disposition should be calm and balanced. However, we are not in this state often because of several factors that work against us.
The factors include the moon cycle, planets, and constellations. The universe has influenced our inner and outer states. As we transition from the healing and forgiveness phase brought by the full moon in Aries, Moon Cancer wants us to focus on self-care and self-love.
The visible manifestation of stress is our oily skin which can cause acne. So on the last quarter moon, treat your skin gently. Use a gentle cleanser in the evening and allow your skin to breathe and relax.
The best essential oil blends for the Moon in Cancer are Ylang-Ylang, Chamomile, and Vetiver. They have anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and antioxidant properties that prevent acne and lighten scars. Not only that, your skin will radiate a youthful glow!
Isn’t it amazing? These are all-natural and organic ingredients.
Specifically, Ylang-ylang contains regenerative properties to help skin heal faster. If you have oily or dry skin, Ylang-ylang can balance your skin moisture. This powerful ingredient is in the Sol Rollerball, Sol Body Wash, and Sol Body Lotion.
So if you have an acne problem, apply a few drops of ylang-ylang essential oil to your cleanser, cream, or bath. Add it to your shampoo to have gorgeous and shiny hair.
These stellar essential oils are beneficial not just to the skin but to the mind as well. Our Sol Collection (rollerball, body wash, and body lotion) exudes a summery and citrusy scent that uplifts your mood and relaxes your thoughts. Ylang-ylang can also help you sleep while reducing your stress levels.
Self-care routine is incomplete without meditation, asana, pranayama, and diet.
Meditate in the lotus pose (Padmasana) and incorporate breathing exercises as you practice the goddess and pyramid pose.
Lastly, eat all your stored foods in the fridge or cupboards. That is in preparation for the new moon phase, which is about new beginnings.
As you practice a healthy diet, select lighter foods that cleanse your system. Prepare soup with plenty of garlic, herbal teas, citrus fruits, and vegetables.Thus, achieving acne-free skin requires balancing your mind and body by incorporating essential oils into your skincare routine, calming your mind through yoga practice, and changing your eating habits.