Herbs of Venus

S Y M B O L S   O F   V E N U S A key concept in dealing with the Venusian symbology and attributes is harmony. The balancing force represented by one of Venus's rulerships, Libra, may be taken as a good metaphor for the playing out of balance on every level. Venus, being … Continue reading Herbs of Venus

Outdoor Photo Contest | Oregon Wild

The 2018 submission window is open! Submit your photos by September 7, 2018, at midnight. See the 2017 winners here! Source: Outdoor Photo Contest | Oregon Wild Wild & Scenic - Water is life. The wild rivers and waterways of Oregon have sustained the living creatures and peoples of this land for millennia, and over the last … Continue reading Outdoor Photo Contest | Oregon Wild

Homemade Honeysuckle Syrup & 6 Ways To Use It

Honeysuckle is also useful in soothing spasms in the digestive and respiratory tract. Waller specifies this use of honeysuckle for spasms associated with asthma (Grieve, n.d.). It is used to stimulate the uterus (Hardin, 2007), and has even been used in Eastern cultures for cancers of the lung and breast (Harden, 2007; Tierra, 1998). Honeysuckle energetics … Continue reading Homemade Honeysuckle Syrup & 6 Ways To Use It

Honeysuckle Lore

Whenever we hear the word honeysuckle we naturally think of a lovely fragrant vine, with flowers of white, yellow, pink to purple, or scarlet hue. The early name of this plant was "Woodbine," and this is still used in some localities. Honeysuckle, native to the Northern Hemisphere, grows in Europe, Asia, and North America; it … Continue reading Honeysuckle Lore

July Gemstone of the Month; Ruby

The ruby symbolizes the sensual, divine and spiritual love. It has long been associated with ardent, passionate feelings and wearing ruby brings a sense of vitality to one’s energy field. It can be used on the heart or root chakra. When used on the heart chakra, its focus is unconditional love for others and nature. … Continue reading July Gemstone of the Month; Ruby

Creating A Corn Dolly for Lammas Under This Powerful Eclipse! — Spirit de la Lune

Happy Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse! Source: Creating A Corn Dolly for Lammas Under This Powerful Eclipse! — Spirit de la Lune Lammas, or Lughnasadh is the Pagan sabbat that marks the beginning of the harvest festival on August 1st. Corn Dolls have long been used as altar pieces for Lammas since ancient times. They … Continue reading Creating A Corn Dolly for Lammas Under This Powerful Eclipse! — Spirit de la Lune

Full Moon in Aquarius Full Lunar Eclipse

Today, Friday, July 27th at 1:20 pm PST (4:20 pm EST) the Moon will be Full under the sign of Aquarius. We also will be experiencing a Full Lunar Eclipse and if you would like more information on the Eclipse and other planetary movements you can read about them from a few of my favorite astrologists: Chani Nicholas or Pat Liles. … Continue reading Full Moon in Aquarius Full Lunar Eclipse


While there are a number of variations on the theme, below you’ll find a simplified two-part method for creating your own flower essence. While you might choose to add other aspects to your flower essence creation process (such as prayer, chanting, placing the bowl on the ground instead of on a table, or surrounding the … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE A FLOWER ESSENCE


Astrologers interpret the energy of natal Mercury as the way in which we use our mind. The ways in which we apply our five physical senses to attain information from the world around us. We make sense out of that information based upon that data that was collected and stored in the brain. Just as … Continue reading HERBS of MERCURY

Gruit: An Adventure in Herbal Homebrewing

Brewing gruit is a fun way to add complexity to a batch of homebrew without adding lots of hops. Organic mugwort, yarrow, herbal coffee, & chaga meld to create a rich, earthy beer. Source: Gruit: An Adventure in Herbal Homebrewing