Plants + Planets | A Ritual to support Solar Eclipse energy 12.4.21

This eclipse is conjuncting the south node in the sign of Sagittarius. The south node represents the past, old patterns and themes. And with the moon eclipsing the sun during this time it is an invitation to release and let go of something, someone that is depleting in your life or perhaps it is something that you have outgrown and moved beyond. A ritual outlined below may be helpful to work with this energy. 

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How to ground yourself during this holiday season

So what does "grounding" actually mean, you may wonder? According to the Collins English Dictionary, "Grounding yourself, is the process of balancing your physical, emotional, mental and energy state and reconnecting them." It is the act of aligning your heart, mind, and body and bringing it to a level of homeostasis. Some symptoms that may indicate that feeling of 'misalignment' are physical attributes of heart racing rapidly, shaken nerves, inability to sit still, stressful thoughts, insomnia and worrying in the mind...this list can run quite long. 

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Plants + Planets: heart opening essential oils for the Leo new moon

    Today's August 8th energy is influenced by a new moon in the sign of Leo. It is a fortuitous day of intention setting for what you wish to manifest, cultivate, nourish, and attract in your life. The new moon is the beginning of an eight phase cycle of the moon's orbit and under the "new" phase, it is a great time for seeding or planting desires. The moon in the new phase when it is conjunct or next to the sun in our sky. Our ancestors were guided by these lunar patterns and create rituals to work with this luminary influence.  The date 8-8 is particularly significant, known as the Lion's Gate portal, considered lucky and abundant. In numerology, the number...

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Plants & Planets: Invoking our inner Aries at the Spring Equinox

Essential oils or distilled concentrated fragrant plant material, carry particular elemental and aromatic qualities that align with the qualities of Aries and the Spring season.  The sign of Aries is ruled by the planet, Mars in the astrological language. It is a fiery, hot planet and aromatically it is represented by aromas that are: spicey, sharp, herbaceous, citrus, mint. 

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A Diffuser: a must-have in a wellness medicine toolkit

The method of diffusion is one of the easiest ways to experience essential oils. It is the means of dispersing the molecules of essential oils into the atmosphere through an application that helps facilitate this process. One advantage of diffusing essential oils is the ability to affect not just yourself but others around you so they may benefit from the aroma. Diffusion is also a favorable way to use essential oils since it offers safer means for use around elderly or small children. 

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