April is here! Seriously, April is from an astrological point of view a very important and unique month. The slow moving planets (Saturn who moves from one to another sign each 2.5 year and Jupiter who moves to another sign each year) will enter new zodiac signs. Saturn , the planet associated with karma, hard work, determination and time, will move to its own sign Aquarius this month where it will stay till July 2022. From there on, Saturn will go in retrograde motion to Capricorn till January 2023. Jupiter, the planet of expansion, prosperity and growth, will move to its own sign Pisces in April 2022 and will stay there for a year. Another significant planetary movement is the North Node Rahu and South Node Ketu change signs in March. Rahu and Ketu change signs every 1.5 year and are 180 degrees apart and move backwards. Now Rahu and Ketu entered Aries and Libra, the sign of Venus and Mars. Because April is a month of many planets changing signs (slow moving planets such as Jupiter and Saturn) but also Mars and and Sun. This month will give an overview of the energy shift taking place in 2022 for every ascendant or moon sign.
Are you curious what March will hold for you? Find our monthly astrological predictions from your sun, moon and ascendant sign for March 2022.
Do you feel it in the air? We are slowly heading towards spring which means a shift in energy is present. You may feel lazy and exhausted– the junction of winter to spring can be lethargic and you may feel drained at times. From an astrological point of view: March and April are important months. Moreover, from 28th of February till 2nd of March 5 planets will be in Capricorn (Saturn, Mercury, Mars, Venus and moon), followed by a new moon in Aquarius where Jupiter and Sun are currently residing. These days it’s important to stay calm and grounded by walking bare feet, inhaling and exhaling deep breaths, writing down what you are grateful for and by stretching your body with yoga.
St. Patrick’s Day is near and it brings a green recipe to celebrate the spring. Well, if you haven’t tried matcha green tea yet, now is your chance!
It’s a great pleasure that I bring you today’s cookie post on a Tuesday. After receiving lots of positive feedback on my first “Matcha Green Tea Smoothie Bowl” recipe, though the new ‘Food’ category on the blog must continue. As you know, I mentioned on IG, I bought some matcha green tea powder from Ringana. I was super excited to use it on smoothies, chia pudding, and thought – why not to put it in a cookie?! I’m pretty excited how these cookies turned out. Not just for the pretty fun color, but the green tea notes, pair perfectly with the dark chocolate. Matcha is known for it’s antioxidant properties and is often linked to reduced stress in individuals (read more about the matcha green tea benefits here). There are so many ways to use this versatile and antioxidant-filled ingredient. These cookies will reduce the stress in your life. I mean seriously – dark vegan chocolate and all the antioxidants of matcha green tea, will defiantly take that kind of responsibility.
2 cups almond flour
1 tablespoon Ringana matcha green tea powder
1/4 tablespoon sea salt
1/4 tablespoon baking soda
3 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoon coconut nectar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a blender or food processor, mix together almond flour, matcha green tea, salt and baking soda. Next mix in coconut oil, nectar, maple syrup and vanilla, until dough comes together. Use a cookie scoop to make 1 tablespoon-sized balls onto a lined baking sheet. Make indentions in the center of the balls with your thumb. To make nice dip for your chocolate, don’t press too hard. Place 3-4 chocolate chips into each divot. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. Once cookies are done, use the back of a small spoon blend chocolate chips together. I patted down twice then swirled. Let cool on the baking sheet.