When the first chakra is disconnected from the feminine Earth, we can feel orphaned and motherless. The masculine principle predominates, and we look for security from material things. Individuality prevails over relationship, and selfish drives triumph over family, social and global responsibility. The more separated we become from the Earth, the more hostile we become to the feminine. We disown our passion, our creativity, and our sexuality. Eventually the Earth itself becomes a baneful place. I remember being told by a medicine woman in the Amazon, “Do you know why they are really cutting down the rain forest? Because it is wet and dark and tangled and feminine.
~ Alberto Villoldo
With the New Moon in earth sign Capricorn it is a good time to start a new practice in working with your root chakra. Patchouli is a great choice of oil or herb to work with for the earth element and root chakra during this New Moon.
Find out more about this New Moon in Capricorn here.
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