Plant of the Moment
Today we are feeling the lingering energy of Mars in Virgo, the sign of healing, trine to Pluto, the planet of power and authority.
When planets are trine, they are working with, not against, each other. Pluto’s energy can be intense: it rules power in a global sense; the power we collectively hold as creators… as well as destroyers. Meanwhile, Mars rules our own personal power: how we initiate and create – or destroy – in our own individual lives.
This trine can be helpful for discovering how to reclaim our powerful personal energy. It can also be helpful for learning to integrate that power with the community around us both by assisting others and by adding our voice to the collective conversation.
So, how can we bring out the best qualities of that manifesting, active Mars and Pluto energy while taking advantage of some healthy empowerment as well?
Ginger can get us there.
This dynamic root, whose power comes from its warmth and ability to heat things up, is typically used in dishes to add some spice and intensity. But ginger can also be used to metaphysically amp up your own energy – and the energy around you – in the same way.
By energizing the mental plane and the physical body at the same time, ginger root is a great ally to amplify any type of manifestation work.
On a physical level, ginger is anti-inflammatory and works to ease nausea—you may remember being offered ginger ale to ease a stomach virus when you were a kid. To avoid the negative effects of too much sugar, you can make your own ginger tea by boiling ginger root in water with some honey, and drink it hot or cold.
Ginger stimulates the mind, and its fiery nature gives us strength and courage, as well as hope. It’s best ingested into the body, as the fresh root, or dried and powered, and can be used in a large variety of dishes.
To really amp up that Mars energy, chew the fresh root to discover and draw out the power hiding within you.
Original artwrok by Small Spells.