Sunday, March 15, 2020

A Little Feng Shui Astrology and COVID-19

     2020 is the year of the Yang Metal Rat. In 5 Element Theory, used in Chinese Medicine and Feng Shui principles, the element of metal is associated with the lungs. The Rat archetype animal, is associated with the element of water. COVID - 19 attacks the respiratory tract (lungs) and can cause mild respiratory symptoms or pneumonia. In severe cases, and especially those who are compromised (elderly and immunosuppressed), fluid can overtake the lungs so breathing becomes difficult or possible death. 

     Fluid (mucus) is associated with the element of water (Rat). In addition to the preventative (common sense) measures, you can increase the amount of fire foods (fire being a direct assault to the elements of metal and water). Here are some examples of fire foods: Pomegranate Seeds, Lemons, Cinnamon, Dandelion Greens, Escarole, Pears, Mustard, Celery Root, Asparagus, Figs, Beets, Brussels Sprouts. And for those meat eaters - Lamb or Chicken. 

     Here is a simple salad (image above), that I love and offers some fire foods:

  • Power Greens: Chard, Spinach, Kale
  • Red Pears
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Fresh Lemon (or lemon infused olive oil)
  • Rice Wine Vinegar

Stay Healthy!!!

Mary Jane Kasliner

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