Acutonics Institute of Integrative Medicine


Winter Solstice—Stillness and Renewal

15 Nov, 2022
Winter Solstice—Stillness and Renewal

Jude Ponton DC, MAc, LAc, Certified Acutonics® Practitioner and Licensed Teacher

Winter is the season of stillness, the Water element, when we revert to the root, to our essence, to gather energy. It is a time for rest and consolidation in preparation for Spring growth. This is the time for concentrating reserves of yin energy that nourish the seeds of who we are becoming. The yin fire ignites our will to overcome obstacles and manifest our destiny. The Yellow Emperor is quoted as saying “At this time you must not disturb or displace the yang energy so that you can allow the yin reserves to be established within you.”

Ideally, we make time for self-nurturance and rest.  However, for many people, there is no real change to the pace of life at season’s change. Rather than gathering reserves, most people run at their usual speed. We are not taught emphasis on rest and consolidation of our energy reserves. We are not focused on the energy of potentiality that resides deep within the Life Gate (between the kidneys).

The year’s end is expressing a culmination of extreme duality and the fear and distrust that accompanies it. The energy of Sedna can act as an antidote to these feelings. Both yin and yang, Sedna is the expression of the confluence of opposing energies. In her capacity as a superconductor, she can assist us in accelerated movement toward experiences of unity and alignment with the Tao. Hygiea promotes expression of multidimensional alignment.

In our practices, we can offer energetic support for the Kidneys, the storehouse of essence and creative power. This is an opportunity to support the balance of yin and yang as winter begins its shift to spring and to promote consolidation of core energy and ground it at the root.

Utilizing points and intervals that support the Kidney energy and incorporating the Governing (Du) and Conception (Ren) vessels, we can provide harmonic foundation for renewal and becoming.

Here are a few ideas:

UB 23 (Kidney Shu): Mars/Venus 5th to bring balance to the yin and yang aspects of the Kidney.
Low Sedna/Low Venus to balance Kidney yin and yang at the deep level of Yin Fire.
Low Sedna/Low Hygiea for multidimensional coherence.

DU 4 (Life Gate): Solar 7th to support the yang energy of the Kidney and all of the energy systems of the body

KID 3 (Great Ravine): Mars/Venus 5th to balance yin and yang at the source. Sedna/Venus 6th as Sedna supports both yin and yang and has the energy of super conduction and Venus directs the energy to the Kidneys. Hygiea/Venus for coherence of kidney energy at all levels.

REN 4 (Origin Pass): Saturn/Venus 5th to consolidate the yin energy of the Kidney.

The Ren Mai and Du Mai, the ultimate yin and yang channels can be employed to balance duality:

On the Ren Mai extraordinary vessel (The most yin of the vessels): Full Moon/Venus microtone to strongly nourish yin followed by Saturn/Venus 5th to consolidate the Kidney yin or Sedna/Venus, Sedna/Full Moon, Sedna/Saturn to activate and consolidate Kidney yin.

On the Du Mai extraordinary vessel (The most yang of the vessels): Solar 7th to strengthen yang energy followed by Mars/Venus 5th to bring Mars yang, activating energy and direct it to the Kidneys.

In these challenging times we can use our cosmic frequencies to bring stillness and to aid in support of the spark of coherence and unity in the Field.