Sunny June, the 6th month of 2018

Here we are in June, 2018, set for warm weather and hopefully some heart felt connections. The 5 Tattvas and associated elements that were explored in the last months, are now put aside as we enter the 6th month.

For the sake of continuing the theme of each month associated with a number, this month we explore the link to the number six in the year of new beginnings 2018.

Six is a number that represents heart, home, compassion and mother earth (Gaia).

In numerology, six is an expression of sacred space. This is a good time to honor our sacred physical selves as well as our sacred home that extends from the roof over your head to all of mother earth.

The 6th chakra is called AJNA or the “third eye” and is the center for intuition and awareness. AJNA is accessed through meditation. Ever hear of using your sixth sense? That “knowing” about something when there are no tangible ways for you to have known? That is your 6th chakra at work.

When considering the ten bodies: the sixth body is called the arcline. It is energy extending from ear to ear like a halo. It is associated with the pituitary gland, glandular balance, and the nervous system. It is our protection and our balance between heaven and earth. This body is associated our ability to focus, and access intuition. When out of balance, we feel a lack of focus and swings of mood.

There are six different sensations of taste in a form of medicine called Ayurveda. And they represent sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. These preferences of taste are used to heal the body. The summer time has its own energy or dosha. This energy for summer is seen as fire/water. Recommended foods at this time are cooling foods: fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables such as berries, cucumber, watermelon, leafy greens as well as many oils like ghee, coconut, olive, avocado…

Did you know, a bee hive has six sided hexagon shaped cells for the collection of honey.

In this, the 6th month, I entered the 6th decade of my life. My reaction took me by surprise, and I have taken some time to regain momentum. After reflection, it occurs to me that this is the time to turn to service and teaching, to giving back, and to finding deep roots in daily gratitude.

June is a good time to get out, be active for the sake of the physical body, emotional health and for service to others with compassion. Have a wonderful sixth month of 2018.