Pigs are known for their kindness, generosity and enthusiasm. During pig years, it is important to practice tolerance and kindness towards others, cultivating compassion. Pig years are also marked by joy, and are typically regarded as auspicious years, good for investment and may bring about financial successes.
In five-element theory, the earth element is known for stability, harmony and nourishment. We call upon the Earth to ground us, cultivating her soils to grow our foods to nourish our bodies. Beware of an imbalanced earth element, however, presenting as becoming stuck in boggy old ruts or patterns of overthinking or excessive worry. The earth element also corresponds with our digestive center as we absorb the foods that nourish our bodies through the gut. In earth years, it becomes even more important to nourish the body with good quality foods to aid and ease digestion, avoiding the excesses of sugar, excessively fatty or greasy foods, and alcohol. Similarly, it is just as important to nourish the mind with happy, healthy, optimistic thoughts, supported through a regular practice of self-care and self-cultivation.
This year ahead also brings a new chapter in my life as well - my wife and I are expecting a new baby to join our family near the end of June! Stay tuned in the months ahead for summer schedule updates as we get closer to our sweet little piglet’s arrival.
Wishing you, your family and friends happiness, abundance and health in 2019!
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