Nourish yourself this moon cycle

Nourish yourself this moon cycle

As I pulled the Creation Fertility Guidance Cards this new moon I was excited to see the cards.  They are Nourish and Goodness Within.  I am always amazed how pertinent the guidance is.  I really believe we all need to nourish ourselves emotionally and physically – especially at this moment in time.   It also occurred to me that it dove-tailed so perfectly with the winter cleanse  I am currently running.

So – let us begin.  How can you nourish yourself this moon cycle?

Nourish – whilst the card focuses on the use of green foods to support your reproductive and fertility health I have decided to look at this card in a slightly different way.  During 2021 I  am introducing  monthly  Spagyric tinctures and herbals to my monthly guidance  – so let’s begin!

As I have already mentioned I am currently running a short Ayurvedic winter cleanse.  Within the cleanse itself we are focusing on restoring bowel  regulation to encourage homeostasis and reproductive wellbeing.  To do this we are using a fusion of oils, spices, colours, taste and textures.  So here is one of the recipes! 


Part 1 – Nourish yourself this moon cycle

Six tastes tea: this is based in Ayurveda traditions and helps to rebalance.  Ayurveda recognizes six tastes, each of which has a vital role in physiology, health, and wellbeing. The sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes combine to create diversity of flavour and physically and mentally support wellbeing.  Ayurveda teaches us to fully acknowledge and appreciate a variety of flavours. Ayurvedic philosophy believes that only when  we truly harness taste’s potential we can then change our mental and physical health to affect positive change.

Sweet: nourishing, nutritive, tonic, rejuvenation.  Increases semen, milk and nerve tissue, promotes tissue regeneration.  It is softening, moistening and soothing

Sour: stimulant, promotes digestion, increases appetite, helps dispel flatulence, nourishes, promotes metabolism, circulation, sensory and brain functioning.

Salty: promotes digestion, increases appetite, a slight laxative, calming, softens bodily tissues, mildly sedative,  aids growth through the body and promotes water retention

Pungent: stimulating, promotes digestion, increases appetite, causes sweating, removes phlegm and helps to kill parasites.  It promotes circulation and generally increases all bodily functions.

Bitter: reduces fever, is an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, detoxifier and germicide.  It simply cleanses the blood and all tissues.  It is both stimulating and reducing.

Astringent: stops bleeding, sweating, diarrhea and promotes absorption of fluids and inhibits too much elimination,  It is an anti-inflammatory, promotes healing and helps raise prolapsed muscles

January focus:  Drink 1-3 cups of 6 Tastes tea daily: 

add  a sprinkle of Himalayan rock salt, some freshly grated ginger (or ginger root powder), lemon juice,  honey (a little although this will stop it from being vegan so an alternative is maple syrup or yacon syrup to remain veganaury), a sprinkle of turmeric powder and a little cayenne or black pepper to hot water and leave to infuse.  Drink up to 3 cups per day to support you – not only hormonally but completely. Let me know how you find it!

Part 2: Nourish yourself this moon cycle with Sarsaparilla

Sarsaparilla means thorny creeper .  It is        

A well known plant used to support  circulatory, urinary,  rectum, bones, reproductive (including impotence), nervous, blood and digestion.  The root of the plant is used therapeutically  but it also known as an ingredient in  root beer

Action on the body:

Purifies the urinary genital tract – dispelling infections and inflammation so fabulous for cystitis, frequent urination issues, endometriosis, urinary calculi. It also is a great plant for the bladder and kidneys

Helps regulate hormones (testosterone, progesterone, oestrogen cortisol).  The progesterone like  effect is helpful during peri menopause, menses, fertility issues.  It also stimulates  the production of reproductive hormones and acts as a tonic for the sexual organ including supporting impotance. Externally it can be used as a wash for genital sores or herpes  and generally helps reduce pain in testes and spermatic cords.

Supports all skin issues which involve itching – herpes, eczema, crusty, dry or oozing eruptions, psoriasis, acne, genital warts

Supports metabolic functions – nausea, white coating on tongue, metallic taste in mouth, mouth ulcers, difficulty digesting – bloating, acidity, balances intestinal flora and supports intestinal permeability, candidiasis and IBS.

Improves Agni (digestive fire) and helps dispels vata from the intestines.

Protects the liver – helps biotransformation of sexual steroids and insulin so  really helpful post assisted conception and supports PCOS sufferers and also used to support thyroid regulation

Boosts the immune system – purifies lymph and helps eliminate waste

Useful in nervous disorders  – its  purifying action extends to the nervous system and helps cleanse the mind of negative emotions.

Sarsaparilla’s diaphoretic and blood cleansing action is great for rheumatic inflammation

Spagyric medicine also considers the emotion of the plant – we call this its energetic connection. Sarsaparilla is considered to 

Help clean your thoughts

Helps you be at ease with yourself.  It is the energy to accept who you are, to accept this incarnation and stabilise you to support your on going evolution.

Acts on the 7th chakra (crown chakra)

Links with kundalini energy – the fluids that carry memories including the amniotic fluid and placenta. With this in mind it can be used to support those with parental issues through lack of mother/father.  So overall it helps breaks chronic cycles – such as depression and recurring infections.

How to take: Chinese medicine tends to use it as a powder in teas.  Ayurvedic medicine uses it as decoctions, powders, pastes and compresses. Western medicine tends to use it as a supplement but I prefer to use it as a Spagyric tincture.

 Part 3: Nourish yourself this moon cycle

The second card for this moon cycle is card 39: Goodness within

As this card states we can often see the goodness in others but rarely ourselves.  Does this resonate with you?

The dictionary explains goodness as

“the quality of being morally good or virtuous.”

goodness is kindness, generosity or benevolence”  An example of goodness is volunteering to serve meals at a homeless shelter. An example of goodness is the nutritious skin on a vegetable… Kindness; generosity; benevolence.



This month I invite you to listen to the smile meditation regularly and  then answer the following reflective practice questions:

How do these definitions make your feel?

List 5 attributes that you consider “good” about yourself – these should be emotional rather than physical

Do you find that you are judgemental?  Is this personally or generally?  When you meet someone new how long does it take for you to see the goodness in them?


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Justine Evans ND refers to herself as a Hormone Alchemist.  She connects  fertility with natural cycles and seasons, integrating Western science with traditional medicine, nutritional therapy and yogic philosophy. A Registered Naturopath, Nutritional therapist, Reiki Master/ Teacher, Justine runs a private hormone health and fertility clinic in Surrey, London and Gloucestershire. or phone 07747 133170 to arrange an online or clinic appointment

Disclaimer: This article has been written as personal opinion and guidance only and should not be construed as medical advice.