Monthly Archives: June 2018

2018 Blessing Moon Chakra Alignment Ritual — Spirit de la Lune

Happy Full Blessing Moon! Source: 2018 Blessing Moon Chakra Alignment Ritual — Spirit de la Lune In order to truly follow our bliss, we must align with our centers once again. Our energy centers, or Chakras, run along our spine and are located along the center of our body. When we align back to our center we can truly connect

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Astro Weather Report – THE ENERGIES ARE HIGH

The skies this week are potent with the high energy of a rather stern Full Moon in early Capricorn just as Mars makes his station retrograde at 9°Aquarius. The Capricorn Full Moon is exact at 11:53pm US/Eastern on June 27, 2018, and spotlights the planet that rules Capricorn, Saturn, as well as the rogue comet Chiron, who has recently entered the fiery

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A Midsummer Herb: Vervain

Verbena Officinalis Also, Known As: Herb-of-the-cross Ma Bian Cao Pigeon’s Grass Verbena Vervain The ancient Romans held all species of the vervain in admiration and used the ‘sacred’ herb to sanitize their homes and temples. In addition, they knew several therapeutic advantages of the herb and used it to treat numerous disorders. Incidentally, despite its multi-purpose use, the vervain is

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A Midsummer Herb: Saint John’s Wort

COMMON NAME: Saint John’s Wort GENUS: Hypericum SPECIES: H. calycinum, H. bookerianum, H. patulum FAMILY: Hypericaceae BLOOMS: summer TYPE: perennial DESCRIPTION: Saint John’s wort is a low-growing, partly woody perennial that produces bright yellow flowers from early summer until frost. The flowers, which measure 1 1/2 to 2 inches across, occur in groups of five to seven. The plant reaches

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Fragrant Linden Blossom Sun Cake: A Magical Midsummer Treat – Gather Victoria

The Linden is the national tree of Latvia and is frequently mentioned in folklore, fairy tales, and the Latvian dainas (traditional songs).  Associated with the feminine aspects of nature, linden was one of the most important ritual plants for celebrating the summer solstice. It was gathered and woven into garlands and wreaths that decorated the home, the garden, even the livestock. This

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Celebrate The Magic of MidSummer with Fragrant Floral Extracts – Gather Victoria

It is just before the summer solstice. All is lush and green, the air is perfumed with the blossoms of roses, lavender, linden and honeysuckle, and sunny landscapes are filled with yarrow, dandelio… Source: Celebrate The Magic of MidSummer with Fragrant Floral Extracts – Gather Victoria Creating your Midsummer Extract is less about a method and more about magic. Herbs

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The Pernicious Diaries

Belladonna Atropa belladonna Also, Known As Belladonna Deadly Nightshade Devil’s Cherries Devil’s Herb Divale Dwale Dwayberry Great Morel Naughty Man’s Cherries The plant commonly known as the belladonna is a medium sized perennial shrub. It can grow from two to six feet in height; it normally bears two or three branches and has a distinct purplish colored stem. The belladonna

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The Pernicious Diaries ~ Belladonna – Part 2

Plant Parts Used: Root, leaf. Remedies from Belladonna: Remedies prepared from the belladonna plant are normally prescribed to bring a relaxing effect on distended organs; this is particularly beneficial for patients with problems in the stomach and the intestines. The remedies made from the belladonna are also helpful in bringing relief from intestinal colic and pain in the abdominal region. The

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The Pernicious Diaries ~ Belladonna – Part 3

Habitat and Cultivation of Belladonna. The belladonna is cultivated worldwide, but it was originally a native species of Europe, growing in the wild in parts of Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. The species grows well in soils that have a chalky composition; it thrives in woods and on waste grounds. The leaves of the plant are collected in the

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