Ever come across Yasmin Boland‘s astrological insights? The other day she wrote about how things right now are primed for quitting sugar. Or, more to the point, right now we can’t tolerate sugar….we’re all wanting to quit. Which would explain why a few of you have quite liked my  I Quit Sugar ebook. Which, by the way, is still $15. You can catch up on the health changes and weight loss others have experienced here.

photo via browneyedbellejulie.blogspot.com

So. Yasmin very kindly offered to explain the deal… it’s fun and weird and got me thinking in different directions. I thought you’d like to know about it, too. Basically, Yasmin reckons we are in the biggest Smash Sugar Forever cycle that we’ve been in for 30 years, which is the length of one Saturn cycle. And Saturn is the planet of wisdom and hard facts and truths.
I’ve asked Yasmin to share a little more:

“In astrology, every planet represents certain qualities or parts of life. Saturn is about teaching and wisdom among other things. Saturn is the mean old headmaster and the strict parent, as well as the representative of the truth in the horoscope. Right now it is in the sign of sweetness Libra. Just as with the planets, each sign governs certain parts of life. Libra is about balance and harmony, art and luxury. And sweetness, including anything made of sugar.

If you’re wondering how these classifications came about, the short answer is that astrologers have observed the movements of the planets for literally thousands of years and noted what happens when and how it coincides with events on the planet and in peoples’ lives. This is Astrology 101. If you want to know more, delve into Secrets From A Stargazer’s Notebook by the awesome Debbi Kempton-Smith.

This Saturn in Libra transit continues until October 2012. (If you happen to be a Libran, now you know why the past couple of years have been so intense! The harder you work between now until October next year, the easier the rest of this Saturn in Libra transit will be).

So if you take the keywords for Saturn and Libra, it’s easy to see that Sarah really has tapped into the skies.

We are all learning (Saturn is all about learning) the truth (Saturn is all about truth) about sugar (Libra is all about sugar) and it’s not pretty (Libra is all about All Things Pretty).

The truth about sugar is coming out. I’ve even read that sugar is more addictive than crack. People who give it up say they feel amazing. It’s everywhere and it’s hard to kick. However since I found out that the food industry actually puts sugar into our foods as a way of hooking us, it’s become a little easier to just say no.

I don’t like the idea of being manipulated by the chemists who make my food. If we don’t get this message soon, we may never get it!

This new food cycle started a few years back, when Saturn went into the sign of alternative health, Virgo. This period saw a lot of people who were making wild claims about what their products could do being challenged (Saturn is all about challenge). And now as Saturn rolls through Libra, sugar has been outed as one of the main culprits for making us unhealthy and let’s use the F word – fat!

(And if you’re wondering about the last time Saturn was in Libra, that was the early 1980s when the sweetness and light of the 1970s was replaced with the hard-nosed Saturn realities. In the US, Saturn squashed the carefree days of old and replaced them with a recession! And what is a recession about in its own special, financial way? Cutting the fat!)

The question is, will we all learn our lessons? Saturn has exposed sugar as one of the greatest dangers to our health. So what are we going to do with this information?”

So you know, you can read Yasmin’s Stars every day here. They’re good!
And if you’re in Sydney, you can join in her Intention Setting Workshop on December 10. Details here

 

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