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3 Flower Essences for Mercury Retrograde in Virgo

Every time Mercury appears to be moving in reverse there are many aspects of life that seem to be also. There is often this random stream of chaos: a dish cracks, a computer crashes, a tire goes flat, someone thought you said dumbass when you said alas, a new pair of pants don’t fit, and so on and on. It’s time to slow down – just a wee bit – and do a little bit of review.

The house that Mercury is transiting in your own birth chart and any planets being “aspected” will say more about how Mercury Retrograde is affecting you specifically.

With Mercury Retrograde in Virgo from August 30th until September 21st there is a focus on improving aspects of what we have already been building upon, healing, or manifesting. It is also of great assistance in releasing old items, beliefs, or toxins.

photo by Alexandre Guimont

Buried emotions might rise to the surface causing depression or a flood of thoughts and worries could make it difficult to fall asleep at night. Here are three Bach Flower Essences that might be particularly helpful during the next few weeks while Mercury is Retrograde in Virgo.

Crab Apple

This is the flower to help quell an obsessive concern for imperfections and impurities. Nitpicking and excessive criticism so often experienced when Virgo is stressed in some way can be eased with this essence. The desire to be perfect or do a perfect job at something can erode one’s confidence in the long run. When one feels they are not good enough, or they are embarrassed because of a blemish, or experiencing germophobia, Crab Apple helps gain a healthier perspective and fosters self-acceptance. Psychosomatic illness and certain allergies often develop in those who loathe their bodies or appearance in some way. Crab Apple is a great essence for those who feel that the physical body is unclean no matter how much they bathe. This includes a religious shame of sexuality. This flower essence can energetically enhance many types of detoxification programs and diets, including fasting. When there are serious questions about what is pure, moral and “good”, Crab Apple can facilitate clarity.

Pine

The essence of Pine is indicated for use when there is an inability to forgive oneself or to accept one’s human nature. Although regret may sometimes be useful to a certain degree it can easily become so exaggerated than one feels a lack of motivation to better themselves or even get out of bed in the morning. It can turn into self-deprecation, which does not help anyone. We all make mistakes! That’s part of life on the Earth plane. Pine addresses the kind of shame that makes it very difficult to make any progress. If such shame is an ongoing or crippling issue for someone it may work very well together with Crab Apple to restore ones sense of self worth and original innocence. Pine is a tree that represents both purity and equanimity. Its appearance, fragrance and energetic imprint can help us to become more objective about our shortcomings and to understand how we may better ourselves with a compassionate awareness instead of judgment and the burden of guilt.

White Chestnut

White Chestnut is the flower essence for the mind that never quits. It just gets more lit the later it gets at night. There are as many reasons for mental agitation as there are personalities. Most will agree that having an overactive mind is unpleasant and exhausting. One could be concerned with the completion of a project that requires a lot of mental energy, thus making it difficult to wind down at the end of a very stimulating day. Another person could fear losing their job, health or relationship which causes them to feel that they are constantly living on the edge with their minds replaying various scenarios of the worst that could happen. The events of the day, week, or month could be repeatedly analyzed and lead to extreme headaches and insomnia. This type of nervous energy can also wreak havoc on the digestive system and immunity. White Chestnut helps to reroute congested mental energy from the higher chakras to the rest of the body or areas where it might be needed. When there is more clarity and calmness within the mind, the voice of the Inner Self can more easily be heard and heeded.

Free Flower Essence Report and other goods!

From now until September 22nd, I am offering a free flower essence report (usually priced at $5.00 Flower Essences) along with any reading with the chance to win a free copy of my new ebook Flower Spirit Medicine. I will be doing a name draw on the Equinox of the 22nd. To clarify – those who purchase a reading are eligible for the free report and chance to win the ebook.

In addition, a free custom essence blend and future 30 minute reading will be provided to the participant who shares the most fabulous testimonial about their experience receiving a reading or flower essence blend from me! Anyone who submits a testimonial may receive a free mini flower/numerological/ or basic natal report as an appreciation for their time😀

Comfort and Crisis in Consciousness

In the spirit of the Aquarian Lunar Eclipse (August 18th) which highlights creativity, technology, and breaking free, I present to you my first humble speech video:

  • Breaking out of the “Comfort Zone”
  • What triggers a healing crisis or crisis in consciousness
  • How to start living before it’s too late

This is my very first self-captured video as well as my first time figuring out how to edit a video of this kind. Friends, clients, and and allies have been nudging me to do this for awhile, but I had to really push myself to get this far. I’ve attempted it a handful of times over the past couple of years and wound up chickening out and deleting everything. You’ll see me briefly ~ going out on a limb, but mostly this is for the audio: 

Flower Spirit Medicine – an ebook

Hello flower enthusiasts, energy healers, and folk in search of unique healing methods! Here is something that I have been working on since Spring. It is my very first ebook (about how to use and produce your own unique vibrational flower remedies!)

This is a guidebook for those wishing to learn the art of attuning to nature spirits, how to make their own flower essences, and it  is a great reference book containing essences for various troubling issues. Included is a chapter on flower essences as they relate to astrology.

A print version will be available for purchase in October 2016.

Sanskrit and Vedic Astrology Transits

What I shared on Stargate Radio this morning at the KOWS station

Sanskrit is a language of spirit and light, capable of effecting profound change and healing…

Dharma Widmann shares his viewpoints on the ancient language of Sanskrit and how it relates to Yoga and Vedic Astrology (Jyotish). Current transits of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Rahu affecting the US and Europe are also discussed in this interview:

 

Why GMO labeling is Not Fully Effective – by Astro-Reporter Willow

Here is a radio talk with astro-reporter Willow on this controversial topic – we need to know what’s really in our food and how it’s effecting us! Many people realize how toxic GMOs are by now, which has given rise to huge protests and the demand for GMO labeling. Labeling helps but doesn’t solve the deeper problems. Crops are now being cross-contaminated worldwide.

How we can clean up our act:

Get educated about agriculture, read labels before we buy, avoid excess preservatives, avoid corn, canola, and soy, support small business & local farmers, grow our own food if possible

(sorry but I’m no tech person – the Skype noise every time I chimed in was not something I heard during the show)

Breaking Abuse

Left unchecked, abuse in any form – committed or incurred, will slowly break us down, further and further, until we feel there is nothing left of us at all to give.

To break the cycle of abuse, we must first rise above the shame, guilt, apathy, grief, fear, and craving that keep us locked down in perpetual victimhood. Just one step above these lowly states is anger. To access it to ascend from the murkiness of despair. When anger is rightfully acknowledged rather than suppressed or projected, true healing may begin.

KALI MA, artist unknown

Kali Ma, artist unknown

Affirmations for Mars Direct in Scorpio (6-29-16):

MAY THIS ANGER BE AN OFFERING TO GOD (OR GODDESS) THAT IT MAY BE TRANSMUTED AND USED AS FUEL FOR THE BETTERMENT OF MYSELF AND OTHERS

MAY THIS ANGER LEAD TO MY ULTIMATE AWAKENING

 

Bibliography on understanding emotions:

  • Power Vs Force by David Hawkins, PhD
  • The Language of Emotions by Karla McLaren

The Radical Moisture of Neptune

The tension of the future is unbearable in us. It must break through narrow cracks, it must force new ways. You want to cast off the burden, you want to escape the inescapable. Running away is dece…

Source: The Radical Moisture of Neptune

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