Month: December 2017

Lunar Charms

January will bring two supermoons, a blue moon, and a total lunar eclipse… Visible supermoons—full moons that appear when the moon is at its closest orbital point to Earth—aren’t very rare. Having three in a row certainly is. And that’s exactly what astronomy fans…

The Astrology of 2018

Over the past ten years, the people of planet Earth have experienced a cataclysmic shift that has affected virtually every area of human life.  Pluto (planet of deep transformational forces) changed signs in 2008, moving from expansive Sagittarius which embraced migration and “one world”…

Our Five Favorite Essential Oils for a Healthy Sleep

For some people, it takes about ten seconds from their head hitting the pillow before they’re fast asleep and dreaming. But for others, sleep can prove to be an elusive state of being that they can never quite get to, no matter how hard they try….

Essential Oils

If you pass through the natural health aisles of your local grocery store, you’re likely to see small glass bottles of curious liquids with poignant aromas that could fill a room. Scents like lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree oil and orange line the shelves next…

Give The Gift Of An Herbal Education… At A Discount!

It never fails that every year, I’m scrambling to purchase gifts for a select few hard-to-buy-for people on my list—sometimes only a few days from Christmas {or seriously after the holiday}. And while I do my best to pick meaningful gifts for the people…

Happy Holiday Short Flicks {I thought they were pretty awesome}!

Wishing Everyone A Welcoming Winter Solstice!

When the sun hangs low on the horizon and days grow shorter, we know the Winter Solstice is upon us. As the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, December 21st beckons us to go within, sleep more, and eat heartier foods. Since…

Making A Yule Log/Having A Old Fashioned Christmas

Make this Yule Log use as a handcrafted herbal gift for family and friends this holiday season. Yule Log Recipe The Yule log is traditionally burned on New Year’s Eve to usher in good fortune for the coming year. It is created in the…

Our New Tradition For This Holiday Season.

My granddaughter, in her precocious ways, has to lead us on a path to shatterproof ornaments and owls. Vivian has her own tree to which the bottom half of the tree has been rearranged numerous times by her tiny hands. Her fascination with grasping the…

Rituals for a Simple Celebration: Winter Solstice Traditions

This year, let your winter solstice celebration be an occasion to look deeply at small things, to feel at home in the world and to be just where you belong. Early nightfall. Crisp mornings. The sharp silhouette of leaf-bare branches. Orion marching across the…

The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice is upon us: the day when the Sun enters Capricorn in the tropical zodiac. The chart for the Winter Solstice is often used to forecast the energies of the coming season (until the Spring Equinox at zero Aries).  The conjunction of…

Turning of the Wheel ~ Winter Solstice

Today, December 21st,  we celebrate the Winter Solstice ~ a turning of the wheel that gives us the opportunity to connect with the subtle changes and cycles of the season and help us attune with the inner changes and cycles in ourselves. This is…

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