The Best Thing to Do for the Full Moon in Gemini and Winter Solstice

Recently I practice Sun Gazing Meditation called Nikkanso during my morning Nordic walking. The sun around this time of year is not so strong and is good to do it.

The full moon in Gemini is coming up this Sunday or Saturday depending on where you live followed by winter solstice on Wednesday or Tuesday.

In the Ikigai Diet or Ikigai Bio-Hacking, we value these celestial events and try to tune ourselves into them, and therefore, I recommend that you do something on those occasions, such as,

1, Earthing

Go to a park or any field and walk on your barefoot or lie down on your back. Feel the earth energy. Feel that you are part of GAYA.

2, A Power spot

Visit a power spot nearby. It can be a mountain, a church, a temple, or a beach.

3, Sunrise

Watch the sunrise. Going somewhere at sunrise is a popular activity at equinoxes and solstices.

4, Meditate

Meditation is always a good way to tune into this sort of celestial energy. You can do any kind of meditation, whether it is Zen meditation or Vipassana Meditation.

5, Pray for Sanpo-Yoshi world

Pray for the world where you’ll be happy, people you have direct contact with will be happy, and society will be happy. Sanpo-Yoshi is a way to go in the Age of Air and the Age of Aquarius.  You and others are connected in oneness and so is society. In order for you to be happy, people around you need to be happy and the wider community needs to be happy.

6, Listen to happy music

Some of you may not be able to go outside. You can still do 4 and 5, and maybe 3 if you have a balcony or a window where you can see the sunrise. You can do many things inside the house. Feeling positive is important. So spend your day feeling happy. Listening to pleasant music is one way. Watching a heartwarming movie is another way. Watching comedy is another way.

7, Celebrate

Finally, you want to celebrate the day. It is a festival after all. Have a drink and enjoy it. You can do Ima Iwai, if you like, to celebrate the present. Appreciate everything happening in your life now and celebrate it. Full moon is a great time to do Ima Iwai.

Cherry Blossoms, Yoshuku, and Ima Iwai

Those are the things I usually recommend that you do.

This full moon and winter solstice period in 2021 is very special because it is a year after the Great Conjunction, and it is a transition period to 2022.

I know many of you may not feel that we are in The Age of Air or Age of Aquarius, considering all the things happening in the world at the moment; more mandate and control and less transparency. Yet, nothing happens overnight, it does take a long time for this kind of gigantic planetary shift to occur. We need to be patient.

I think it takes until 2024, so we still have a long way to go, but things are moving a little by little.

There will be a peak of darkness, just like winter solstice. After the solstice, the light gets brighter and brighter and the spring will come, If you look at the way things are going in the world, the peak is close, and the rebellious energy gets stronger and stronger. I already see many seeds are being planted and began sprouting.

2022 is the year of the tiger in the Chinese zodiac. Tiger is strong and it will give you powerful, resilient energy.

Things will be much better in 2022 and you will feel the Air and Aquarian energy a lot more.

Therefore, at this full moon and winter solstice, the best thing to do is to pay attention to the transition from 2021 to 2022. You can do it by reflecting on 2021.

How was 2021 for you?

Think of all activities you did. Did they come well as you planned? If they did, celebrate them.

If not, what went wrong? How can you improve it for next year?

Think of your thought, too.

Think of how you communicated with others.

Well, I hope you have a happy full moon.


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