I'm sharing a post from my Patreon page . Check out my Patreon page at: Patreon.com/Dianaverse The Hawthorne tree is associated with the May Queen¹, when its' branches are loaded with blossoms in the Spring. It’s also associated with the fairies and it was considered bad luck to cut one down. Now in October we see what blossomed in the Spring has come to fruit in the Fall. Bees, flies and other pollinators love the pretty pink and white flowers, possibly because they smell a
Part 2 coincides with the Virgo full moon; a perfect time for a cleansing salt-based bath. Virgo is an Earth sign, which explains why it's associated with cleanliness and health; the practicalities and discrimination of the informational bent of its' ruling planet Mercury. (For the purely intellectual process of gathering information, look to Gemini, which is also ruled by Mercury.) The caduceus we still use as a medical symbol comes from the staff carried by Mercury/ Hermes.
We had a rare for Seattle, heavy snow this last week and I've been trying to find maximum ways to enjoy it. You may have already seen some of the photos. "Rosemary in the snow with flowers" Today, I felt inspired to make a seasonal flower essence. If you know me, you know I have made more flower essences than almost anyone around, but I really love love their energetic medicine so I figure one can never have too many of them. The premise is a bit like Homeopathy, the more dil
In herbalism, we talk about the flavors of herbs and how they relate to organ systems; which herbs have affinities to particular body parts. The basis of these ideas is experiential data or observation of how the body seems to respond to certain substances through systems such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Eclectic School of Western Medicine, amongst many other traditions. Today I'm starting a two part talk about salt and it's uses to support health in Winter. (home
One of my favorite plants is Dandelion. If I could have only one plant in my garden, Dandelion would be the one. As I continue to study plants (a lifelong endeavor depending how far down the rabbit hole one wants to go......), I'm intrigued by the correlations earlier herbalists made between the plants and astrology and relating them to a person's astrological chart as well as thinking about optimal times to use plants or harvest them. There are herbalists today using astrolo