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“Humans are in varying degrees of trance most of the time and are not aware of it. There is no pure trance state, as many commonly believe. Rather, there is a continuum of states of consciousness.”

The Warrior’s Edge

Clematis – Enter the Waketime

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When life becomes so overwhelming that we would rather turn the other way, sink into slumber or reach for sedatives and other numbing substances, the flower energy of Clematis gently calls us back home to ourselves and to our Souls without tying us down. It helps us to actualize our fondest dreams instead of just letting them float out there in the ethers. It facilitates strong, conscious connections with the earth, the elements, the sun and the cosmos.

There are some very otherworldly influences predominant throughout the month of June 2016. The effects of these influences can lead to confusion, illusion and delusion or bring synchronicities, epiphanies and higher visions. The month begins with Neptune, planet of both sea and brain fog squared by the Sun and Venus while slowing down to turn Retrograde on June 13th until November 19th. Dreams are becoming significantly heightened and solutions to nagging problems are beginning to appear. While Neptune is direct we tend to carry on with our habits and thoughts without much question as to whether they are aligned with our deeper truth. With Neptune Retrograde these next few months, we will see more and more through falsities and be inclined to do something about what we see. The monkey wrench in all of this is Saturn’s square to Neptune since late 2015 until the end of 2016.  This aspect, which will be reignited on June 17th has been ruthlessly testing our persistence in achieving our goals.

The urge is to break free from authoritarian constraints and fight for our rights, but the trick is to fight in ways that do not undermine our own progress. Instead of “throwing the baby out with the bathwater” we are challenged to release beliefs, patterns, and things that no longer serve any useful or benign functions while integrating the lessons that have been learned in our interactions with them so that they do not have to be repeated.

There’s a time to sleep, dream and show compassion and there’s a time to open our eyes, shake our limbs and take a good look at what’s going on in the world. The Age of Aquarius is the Age of Information and Truth-Seeking. Instead of blindly accepting the poisons and disinfo cast over us like a ginormous fish net by massively corrupt regimes we should be asking for and seeking for truth. Seek and Ye shall find! We should be struggling to break free from the matrix. If we are just accepting whatever is shoved in our faces whether we like it or not or just trying to ignore it there is something severely wrong. We must be awake in order to get out of this mess. In fact, waking up is the first step to getting out of it. If we’re actually awake the net of confusion that was cast over us begins to disintegrate.

Clematis is indicated for the following conditions:

  • procrastination in the worst possible times and situations
  • feeling trapped and victimized
  • grass-is-greener syndrome
  • disinterest in present circumstances
  • escapism and drug addiction

The flower essence of Clematis serves as a bridge between various dimensions and states of consciousness – dreaming and wakefulness, dense earth and the astral plane, perceived reality and that which exists beyond our concepts of time and space. There are many different species of this hardy vine but they all share the same Oversoul or presiding intelligence. It awakens us to the present moment, opening and expanding our physical and environmental awareness. Clematis strongly resonates with artists, dreamers, musicians, and shamanic healers. It’s the flower that helps us keep a foot in both worlds when we need to, and helps bring stability after states of shock, confusion, denial, and awe.

Let’s face it, waking up is not necessarily easy to do, and sometimes, when we’re weary from life’s battles it downright sucks. We can feel and be vulnerable and spacey when we’re in the process of it, so we need all the assistance and energetic protection we can get. We also need to develop or muster up some serious determination to stay awake under certain conditions. Clematis can be of great assistance during the next few weeks of increasing energy and light, wherever we happen to be. With energetic support from this flower, let us boldly enter the Wake-time!

Flowers can elevate our consciousness and assist in our healing, but some of the most delicate among them can address things that make us very feel edgy and uncomfortable. Therefore, my Flower Essence readings, or any readings for that matter are not always for the faint of heart. Book an appointment with me if you’re interested in discovering the flower essences could address your personal challenges and astral transits.

Clematis Affirmation “I AM HERE NOW”

Book reading suggestion: BE HERE NOW by Ram Dass

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“The way is long, arduous, dangerous, difficult. At every step is an ambush, at every turn a pitfall. A thousand seen or unseen enemies will start up against thee, terrible in subtlety against thy ignorance, formidable in power against thy weakness. And when with pain thou hast destroyed them, other thousands will surge up to take their place. Hell will vomit its hordes to oppose thee and enring and wound and menace; Heaven will meet thee with its pitiless tests and its cold luminous denials. Thou shalt find thyself alone in the anguish, the demons furious in thy path, the Gods unwilling above thee. Ancient and powerful, cruel, unvanquished and close and innumerable are the dark and dreadful Powers that profit by the reign of the Night and Ignorance and would have no change and are hostile. Each step forward is a battle…

Doubtless the help is there even when it seems to be withdrawn, but still is there the appearance of total night with no sun to come and no star of hope to pierce the blackness.” – The Law of the Way, Sri Aurobindo, 1927

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Anxiety. Depression. Self-loathing. Fear. Terror. Shame. Anger. Hatred. Rage. Grief. Humiliation. Despair. Ruin.

No one escapes from these terrible experiences on the Earth plane, but some of us have experienced far more than our share of them. Strangely, the more we reach for the so-called Light, the harder the Darkness may descend upon us. Even bringing up the subject of our darkest emotions is so taboo, so utterly forbidden that this suppression deepens their darkness, like the most disgusting bacteria-laden slime that gathers in clogged pipes and sewers. There are agonies and fears we don’t talk about until they’ve been exploited on the evening news due to some gruesome encounter or another. Some of us have become paralyzed with the fear of mind itself breaking, of giving way – the fear of not only hurting ourselves but of hurting others.

Experiencing a 7-year crisis of pain and debilitation beginning in my late teens has left a mark in my consciousness that enabled me to understand the psychic and physical torment of others. I developed extensive autoimmune illness, which means that my own immune system was attacking itself, in too many ways to list here. In addition, the journey leading up to that was not quite pleasant either. I was slow, different, and disconcerting to those around me. A displaced childhood, repeated experiences of being harshly ridiculed and devalued in school by both peers and teachers, and multiple family traumas all contributed to my combined physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual makeup.

What I have come to realize in my life is that this taboo of dark and difficult emotions does is create extreme divisions within our consciousness and extreme isolation, both physically and emotionally. It then becomes too difficult to voice our pain, to reach out for help, to continue trying to climb out of the hole that seems bottomless, like a vacuum for all of our hopes and dreams.

We each have different reasons for our soul wrenching emotions, ranging from birth, death, illness, trauma and other major life changes. Whatever the causes may be, our own personal suffering is linked with that of the entire world. It is important for us to understand that the Universe may be kind, but our emotions are directly targeted and attacked through the media, pharmaceutical drugs, GMOS (and other food poisoning), and multiple methods of remote mind control. It’s not easy to be where we are at this point in time, on this particular planet, with all of the myriad challenges that we are faced with on a daily basis.

To find a solution, we first must usually address the underlying problem. This does not necessarily mean to shine a bright light upon it, bring it to a handyman, doctor, priest, or shrink. It means to acknowledge what is there. How is this problem affecting us? What is it saying to us? How did we come to be so vulnerable to this experience?

Malidoma Patrice Some, PhD states that mental disorders are spiritual emergencies and need to be regarded as such. The Dagara people view crisis such as these as “good news from the otherworld”. Many native cultures have this same belief and a practice of honoring darkness in its many forms as a teacher, rather than a cruel punishment without cause.

How Extremely Difficult Emotions Can be Transmuted

To transmute means to change the form or substance of something. If we transmute our difficult and toxic emotions we’re not rejecting them or merely discharging them. We are using them as fuel. We are gathering their accumulated energies aimed toward destruction and rerouting them toward healing and growth.

In Retrograde motion, Pluto’s regenerative powers are directed inward. This planet of deep purging and transformation went Retrograde on April 18th and goes direct on September 26th, giving us a fair amount of time to heal from some deep traumas and recover or build our strength on emotional and physical levels.

What I keep coming back to as a personal solution time and time again is energy medicine. It might not work for everyone, but many people and animals respond to vibrational healing modalities because all of us are made of vibrations. I do use herbs, take supplements occasionally, and choose organic foods that are in season.

Here’s a brief list of effective tools for transmutation:

Art – In my experience this is far more productive than talking about your issues to somebody across from you holding a notepad and a pen. Part of the beauty of art is that you don’t necessarily have to be an “Artist” to do it. Dare to make a mess on canvas. Sculpt how you feel with clay, play an instrument, make sand castles or collages out of scraps of paper. It can be liberating.

Music – You can crank it up, sing it, play it, dance to it. As Nietzsche said, “life without music would be a mistake.”

Whether I share most of my own compositions with the world or not they are still therapeutic for me. To me, the experience of music is one of those major essentials in life and not just an afterthought like some figurine on a table.

“Music is the most powerful medium in the world because of the frequencies. You’re hitting places in people that remind them that you’re more than just this functional being that makes money, eats, shits and comes.” – eloquent words by Tori Amos

Nutrition  – The food we eat can be harmful, neutral, or medicinal. Originally food from the earth was meant to be nourishing and medicinal but over the past century has become one of the biggest danger zones ever. To add insult to injury, preservatives and garbage we can’t even pronounce are added to processed foods stripped of their nutrients. Even if we stay clear of that kind of food, the air we breathe is not free of toxins. This is a subject for another post though. Supplementing with foods rich in essential fatty acids such as coconut oil and eating avocados can be helpful in elevating the mood, if allergies are not present. Dark leafy green veggies contain important minerals that support cognitive functions.

Flower Essences (which falls in the category of energy medicine) – Each organ of the body has a corresponding positive and negative emotion attributed to it. The liver is the largest organ, and in Chinese medicine it is regarded as the warehouse of all of our most negative and toxic emotions. For states of extreme hatred, jealousy, anger and rage the flower essence of Holly can be like a sweet balm for the troubled soul experiencing them.

To face our fears and release traumatic imprints, we may sometimes need to re-parent ourselves in an area where we feel stuck in some form of infancy. We might need to provide our own reassurance, nurturing, verbal affection and discipline toward healing and empowerment. The flower essence of Fairy Lantern may be helpful in accepting this inner responsibility and moving out of codependency.

For those moments when nothing makes sense and life itself seems a kind of torture, I either reach for Rescue Remedy (easy to find these days – it even comes in the form of gum and candy) or one of its five key ingredients, Cherry Plum.

Whatever difficult emotions you might be feeling right now, remember that you are not those emotions, just like you are not your body. You are not even your mind or any of the thoughts inhabiting it. You are spirit, here for a unique purpose that no one else can fulfill but you.

Love, bliss, divinity are all words used to describe what we truly are in essence. It can take some work to see past all of the thick layers of junk and illusions that we have accumulated here. I know it’s not easy, and how much it hurts. I also know that we are here for so much more than an experience of suffering.

Holistic Astrology and Counseling

My method of conducting an astrology reading includes life coaching techniques and other tools for transmuting negative states. People from all walks of life, both well-adjusted and deeply disturbed have come to me for guidance for seventeen years. Many have reported back to me with significant breakthroughs. What I aim to do is not merely to foretell their future but offer reflections so that life choices that were previously invisible to them begin to appear. You can book an appointment with me at readingsbyyerevan@gmail.com

“Healing comes when the individual remembers his or her identity – the purpose chosen in the world of ancestral wisdom – and reconnects with that world of Spirit.” – Dr. Some

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The flower offered of itself
And eloquently spoke
Of Gods
In languages of rainbows
Perfumes
And secret silence…

-Phillip Pulfrey

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Flower essences provide a refreshing lift and shift of energy where they are misted, especially when combined with aromatherapy. I’m currently offering a flower essence mist special (throughout the year) on custom essence mists that are combined in highly protective Violet bottles which enhance their effects!

From Opalized Ammonite to Red Columbine I have a huge collection of flower essences and gem elixirs with too many names to list, but here are some ideas to consider for your blend:

  • Prosperity
  • New Love
  • Space Clearing
  • Psychic Shield
  • Spirit Guides
  • Mental Focus

Let me know if you have allergies to any certain essential oils and if you have favorite types of scents:

  • Light & Floral
  • Citrusy
  • Spicy
  • Pungent
  • Rich & Sweet

When you place an order, specify the quality you’d like to manifest with your mist and your fragrance preferences.

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1 oz. Violet bottle custom blend is $20 plus $2.00 shipping

2 oz. Violet bottle custom blend is $30 plus $3.00 shipping

 

Each blend is made with special care and intention according to your unique request  ♥

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Mars in Sagittarius is rearing up to go Retrograde at 8 degrees of Sagittarius on April 17th. The planet of passion, lust, anger and aggression going backward sounds like a scary thing, and although it can be, it can also bring a settling of discordant affairs. Some people may be more agitated right now than usual, and suddenly might not seem like themselves. Others who blow a gasket regularly will be piping down, chilling out, and in some cases will give zero flips about things they probably ought to if they knew what was best for them.

Mars will reenter Scorpio May 27th, deepening emotional sensitivities and possibly turbulence and reactionary behavior. Experiencing setbacks or an inability to fight is common with this influence, which will last until Mars goes Direct at 23 degrees Scorpio on June 29th. The Retrograde starts with fussing and bit of fumigating and then throughout May and June, all hidden drives and motivations are brought to light for better or worse.

Mercury goes Retograde on April 28th so there’s double trouble to contend with for awhile, for those who choose to view things that way. Believe it or not, sometimes things that have been going all wrong can begin to go right during Retrograde phases. Usually, what happens is a combination of the good and bad, just as during any other time in life.

We have the choice now to affirm that we are going to release toxic habits, integrate the lessons learned and reviewed, embody our true selves and give thanks for the help that we receive in the weeks ahead. Whatever the case may be, here are some charms, herbs and flower essences that might help during this very Retrogrady rite of passage we are entering.

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Rocks, Crystals and Gems to wear or carry:

Bloodstone – the stone of victory, courage, strength, success in legal matters and healing. In ancient Babylon it was carried to overcome enemies. It has also been carried by soldiers to either avoid wounds or serve as a magical first aid. It has long been believed to help staunch the flow of blood or to bring balance to blood disorders, including menstrual pain.

Flint – Flint, also known as Thunderstone or Elf Shot is a variety of opaque quartz that was sacred to several Native American tribes, used in many of their healing and magical rituals. It was carved into blades and carried as protective amulets. Use this stone to energetically stop all hateful attacks in their tracks.

Garnet  – a red stone associated with the planet Mars. In the 13th century this stone was used to repel insects, perhaps because of its ability to repel many other types of pests. Garnets are worn and carried to increase energy, strength, good fortune, and as a highly protective shield.

Pyrite – a stone of prosperity, luck and protection (in China this stone has been used to guard against crocodile attacks…most of us live free of this worry but one can never be sure)

Herbs & Essential Oils to take or use externally:

Black Pepper – this is a common kitchen spice that is sometimes mixed with salt to purify the home and protect it from harm. It is considered one of nature’s perfect foods by Yogis, used to cure and prevent diseases of the throat and sinuses (disclaimer – I make no medical claims here whatsoever – try any of this at your own risk!). Michael Tierra, author of The Way of Herbs suggests mixing seven ground peppercorns with honey and taking this each morning.

Ginger – a kitchen spice that brings circulation and aids digestion. This root is also used as an aphrodisiac. It can be shredded and added to cooked or raw foods, and it makes a very warming and calming tea.

Peppermint – a mild adaptogenic herb, inhaled via essential oil as a pick-me-upper to clear the sinuses and stimulate the senses by day, calmative and digestive as a tea by night.

Flower Essences to take internally:

Cliff Rose by Desert Alchemy – This is the essence for overcoming procrastination and all the ifs, ands, or buts that prevent one from acting on their goals. It helps to unite the will, intention and power to act.

Gentian by Bach Flower Essences (available at most “health food” stores) – Gentian helps to become more resilient and patient during challenges and to restore faith and optimism after a setback. The “strength to go on” essence.

Holly by Bach Flower Essences (available at most “health food” stores)– Overcoming feelings of jealousy, rage, hatred and other toxic emotions that build up and burst at the seams. Restoring a sense of trust and love.

Resins to burn:

Dragon’s Blood – a reddish resin burned to clear negativity and evil from a space and to protect it from any intrusions. It can also be carried or bits of it sprinkled around the house or property.

Frankincense – this resin highly prized by the ancients raises the vibration wherever it is carried or burned. It exorcises demons and dispels depression.

Ritual Space:

Mangala is the Sanskrit name for Mars, the red planet and the god of war. For those who are so inclined it could may be helpful to create an altar dedicated to this deity and to recite his mantra on Tuesdays: “Om Mangalāya Namaha”

Some people may prefer to dedicate their altar to a different version of Mars or even a feminine one. Whatever one decides, it might be most effective to use a red cloth, candle or other red object on this altar to symbolize Mars.

Wishing everyone a productive and insightful Mars Retrograde…get ready for a wild ride! 😉

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Prunus_cerasifera_LC0385Out of Bach’s 38 famous flower essences for vibrational healing, there is one in particular that addresses that moment when you feel as though you are about to snap – I mean to completely lose your cool and your marbles too. When the combined stresses of life seem far too great to cope with and you just can’t take it anymore, try taking a few drops of Cherry Plum as soon as possible, one of the essential ingredients of the five flower remedy known as Rescue Remedy. You could even take Rescue Remedy which is specifically for acute rather than ongoing stress. However, if you feel way past the point of even being rescued, Cherry Plum might be more of a direct hit.

Times are tough for many people right now, and emotional to say the least as Venus ruling all that is near and dear to us slowly comes out of a Retrograde post-shadow phase, Mercury who rules communication and mental functioning slows down to turn Retrograde squaring lord of the underworld Pluto and two upcoming eclipses that many believe herald the apocalypse appear to threaten all life on earth as we know it.

Indications that Cherry Plum could be useful for you:

  • on the verge of a nervous breakdown
  • at the edge of your rocker
  • an inner time bomb is about to explode
  • stretched to the breaking point
  • fear of losing sanity
  • fear of severely hurting others
  • fear of losing all self-control
  • post-war or post-traumatic syndrome/PTSD
  • suicidal thoughts and urges

Astrologically:

  • Hard aspects to Pluto, by birth or by transit
  • Hard aspects to Mercury, birth or transit
  • Hard aspects to Neptune – especially Moon, Mercury or Mars
  • Mars in Scorpio with hard aspects

Pets:

  • sudden, jerky, maniacal behavior
  • sudden antisocial mannerisms
  • intense pacing, panting, dilated pupils

Children:

  • fierce screaming fits
  • outbursts of rage
  • irrational emotional extremes

When it comes to flower essences, the essence itself is more powerful than the amount ingested. Four drops, not droppers are the average dose, about 2x daily, but one drop is sufficient. Therefore, frequency rather than large portions will have the stronger impact. If the essence is no longer needed one’s energetic field will usually just shrug it off. With Cherry Plum essence, it often seems to be the case that a single dose can make a tremendous difference.

If you don’t personally need this essence, God knows the collective consciousness of humanity does. If only a mist of flower essences would replace chemtrails…

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Solar Eclipses are extra potent New Moons in which the sun is obscured by the moon, as the moon appears to align itself directly between the sun and the earth. The impact of eclipses can be tremendous on multiple levels and are generally feared and looked upon by spiritual aspirants as negative. That’s because they stir things up and empty things out whether we’re ready to release them or not. They push us to piss or get off the pot.

The partial solar eclipse on September 12th/13th is 20 degrees of Virgo, in opposition to comet Chiron in Pisces, highlighting healing in all of its various forms. It is addressing almost all of our various woes and wounds – physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. This earthy New Moon reflecting the Wounded Healer in the sign of karmic completion is most troubling for us in the areas where we are most accustomed to masking our pain rather than treating the cause – where we reach for a pill or a pacifier instead of fully acknowledging the grinding, pulsating, sometimes terrible, sometimes beautiful torment of life’s jagged edges. This is not meant to criticize those who need to medicate. It is a statement about our widespread addiction to distraction and avoidance of what life presents us with in its raw, unfiltered state.

As Chiron also represents the Wounded Child, our attention may directed to children in our lives that need healing or to our inner child that was neglected or abused. It’s time to take our inner child on an “Artist Date” (read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron), explore nature, or to simply allow ourselves a return to innocence…

I just came home last night from a first-time adventure at Faerieworlds festival in Oregon, which was one of my inner child’s dreams come true!

This Solar Eclipse could be vastly liberating for those who dare to do rather than to merely dream, to answer with action rather than ask for permission, to boldly venture into the unknown, and to pierce the veils of illusion that perpetuate the cycles of disappointment and despair.

Juno forms a sextile to Saturn at his last degree of Scorpio, clearly indicating to us those who we would do well to work with in some way and those who we would best release. Juno has been in Virgo since June 30th, putting partnerships of both the romantic and business varieties through a process of purification, pressure cooking, and profound change.

Earth Magic

Saturn is doing a final cleanup in the sign of death and transformation, before entering Sagittarius on September 17th. Between now and then the ground is fertile for deep psychological and sexual healing. The Sun conjunct Juno in Virgo, trine Ceres in Capricorn also points to the way to more effective tools and methods for healing and repair than we have been aware of or have used in awhile. We are reconnecting with totem animals, root medicines, herbs and elixirs ~ all that encompasses the meaning and manifestation of true earth magic. Jupiter’s opposition to Neptune in Pisces also heightens the ability to give and receive healing to and from the earth and other dimensions. We are dancing with the elves (at least I can speak for mys‘elf!)!

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Oberon, Titania and Puck with Fairies Dancing circa 1786 William Blake 1757-1827

Mercury is forming an opposition to its higher octave Uranus in Aries as the eclipse forms an inconjunct to Uranus, creating an itch for revolutionary and evolutionary change. As much as we attempt to fight and defend ourselves against the endless onslaught of actual and imagined attacks or to influence others to do as we think they ought to do, there is not much of anything we have any real control over in this world. However we can direct our energy in ways that are more conducive to wellbeing. We have consciousness and we have choice. It’s time to embrace the chaos within and around us and to recognize the divinity in disorder, the mystery of the Cosmos that our ordinary minds just cannot seem to grasp.

Relationship Review

On the same day that Saturn exits Scorpio (September 17th), Mercury turns Retrograde in Libra until October 9th. The planet of communication is beginning to slow down, having entered the pre-shadow phase on August 28th. While Venus was Retrograde in Leo from July 25th until September 6th we had a chance to review creative endeavors and release emotional entanglements involving finances, love, and partnerships. Venus remains in a post-shadow phase for exactly as long as Mercury moves Retrograde through Venus-ruled Libra, so the focus continues to be on sorting out relationship snags, healing old rifts, letting go of roles that have been played out, or people who no longer have an appropriate role to play in our lives. The planetary goddess of love and beauty enters Virgo on the 8th, and exits the post-shadow on the 9th.

Self Love & Forgiveness

With this Solar Eclipse in Virgo on September 12th we are metaphorically kneeling at the feet of an immensely radiant and ageless goddess in the in the guise of a haggard, hump-backed witch doctor, warts and all, begging for forgiveness and requesting cooperation in restoring harmony to the earth and each other. Perhaps this ugly projection of the feminine represents an disowned aspect of ourselves that we have finally – after much criticism and resistance have come to love. Whether burned at the stake in past lives or currently suffering from body and lifestyle image distortion due to cultural brainwashing, there is so much that has prevented us from even recognizing and experiencing who we really are. The flower essences of Crab Apple and Manzanita might be helpful over the next few days, assisting with self-acceptance and appreciation.

Another possible symbol of the times we are in is that of this gentleman comforting a cow in a field. Like the princess kissing the frog, we might be surprised where or what a bit of humility gets us.

“Be humble, for you are made of earth. Be noble, for you are made of stars.” – Serbian proverb

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“To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.”  – William Blake

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The flower essences spoken of here do not refer to those with a fragrance, but rather the energetic signatures of the flowers themselves which are imprinted into water by sunlight and then preserved, typically with brandy. Flower essences are taken internally to address the mental, emotional, and spiritual imbalances which, if left unchecked become manifest as illness in the physical body.

Dr. Edward Bach who was the major pioneer of Flower Essences in the modern age was well aware of the correlation between astrology, the chakras and both physical and psychological states. Although he was not informed or comfortable enough to expound upon the specific correlations of flower essences to the twelve zodiac signs, he mentioned their significance in his article Twelve Healers in 1933:

“These types of personality are indicated to us by the moon according to which sign of the Zodiac she is in at birth, and a study of this will give us the following points:

  1. The type of personality
  2. His object and work in life
  3. The remedy which will assist him in that work.

… the secret of life is to be true to our personality, not to suffer interference from outside influences. Our personality we learn from the position of the moon at birth; our dangers of interference from the planets”

Bach had produced 38 essences before his passing, and these essences have stood the test of time. The specific Twelve Healers that were highlighted in his article have been listed with corresponding Virtues and Faults. Their astrological counterparts were yet to be determined but many astrologers have since found their connections. Of course certain signs may share a need for the same essence.

Essence  Virtue Fault
Agrimony Stillness Torment
Scleranthus Steadfastness Indecision
Vervain Tolerance The Enthusiast
Clematis Gentleness Indifference
Chicory Love Congestion
Gentian Understanding Discouragement
Water Violet Joy Grief
Centaury Power The Doormat
Impatiens Forgiveness Pain
Cerato Wisdom The Fool
Rock Rose Courage Terror
Mimulus Sympathy Fear

Listed below are some of the most challenged and wounded areas of each sign along with corresponding flower essences and crystals to address their core issues. This is not to say that all people born under these signs struggle with all of these issues. They are the destructive tendencies and imbalances of each sign that may be present in people to various degrees, in various aspects of their lives, at various times. For that matter, the energy of all signs are present in all of us to some degree. One must take into consideration not only the Sun sign but also the Ascendant, Moon and other planetary positions and their aspects. There are also certain times in our lives represented by transits that these energies seem more strong and noticeable than others. Crystals and gems can be used to make essences too (called elixirs), or worn for similar effects. Essences and crystals can help with life transitions as well as shift stubborn, longstanding patterns. I intend to add to this list over time.

Astrological Emotional Challenges & Essences to Address Them

Aries/1st House/Mars

Negative patterns: Impulsiveness, combativeness, competitiveness, impatience. “Pushing the envelope”. The urge to try harder, do more, and do it fast. Accident-prone. Unconscious self-abuse. Alienation due to haste.

Healing Essences: Impatiens (Bach flower essences) to become more patient with self, others, and progress. Aloe Vera (FES) for balanced creative activity. Dandelion (FES) for dynamic and effortless activity with flexibility and balance. Tiger Lily (FES essences) for redirecting competitive energies and hostility. Heather (Bach) to move away from excessive self-absorption. Diamonds for overall healing, good feelings and protection. Labradorite for slowing down to smell the roses, trusting in the divine plan. Manganocalcite to foster gentleness with oneself and others.

Taurus/2nd House/Venus

Negative patterns: Fears of change – a need for certain things to remain exactly as they are. Fears of lack. Feelings of futility. Mistrustful of the compliments of others. Fears of failure, loss or deceit. Attachment to money or material objects.

Healing Essences: Star Thistle (FES) for generosity and inner abundance. Sagebrush (FES) for transformation and letting go. Cayenne (FES) ease of mobility and change. Bog Blueberry (Alaskan flower essences) for unconditional acceptance of abundance. Oregon Grape (FES) trust and positive expectation of good from others. Chestnut Bud (Bach flower essences) to learn a lesson and move on instead of repeating it like a broken record. Chicory (Bach) to love and accept others as they are. Star Ruby to lovingly inspire into “right” action. Roses of any kind, to encourage love, confidence and spiritual inspiration.

Gemini/3rd House/Mercury

Negative patterns: Anxiety. Mental restlessness. Impatience. Rationalization and overanalyzing. Disconnection from body and emotions. Bored easily. Difficulties concentrating. Uncertainty – this way or that way. Quick-tongued, difficulties listening. Fear of aging.

Healing Essences: White Chestnut (Bach essences) to quiet the monkey mind, allow for deeper sleep. Impatiens (Bach flower essences) to become more patient. Chrysanthemum (FES essences) to accept the process of aging and a higher spiritual identity. Jojoba (Desert Alchemy) for grounding and coping with the mundane aspects of life on Earth. Mountain Pennyroyal (FES) for mental integrity and psychic protection. Lavender (FES essences) to calm the spirit.  Aquamarine, to calm and positively alter the self-talk. Clear Calcite to clarify and uplift the mind.

Cancer/4th House/Moon

Negative patterns: Fear of criticism and rejection.  Insecurity – feeling unloved, unworthy, easily hurt or victimized. Fear of being ripped off. Hiding due to over-stimulation and a need to process. Inability to cope with reality. Intense grief. Worrywart tendencies – especially over loved ones. Strange phobias and nightmares.

Healing Essences: Cherry Plum (Bach essences) to regain a sense of poise and composure. Mimulus (Bach) to counteract excess fear and timidity. Honeysuckle (Bach) for being present. Red Chestnut (Bach essences) to care for others with calmness and trust. Chamomile (FES) for emotional balance. Fairy Lantern (FES) for emotional maturity. Gorse (Bach) faith and hope. Black Tourmaline to protect from harmful influences. Moonstones to help stabilize frantic or fluctuating emotions. Abalone shell, Mother of Pearl and actual Pearl to support intuitive faculties and stabilize emotionally.

Leo/5th House/Sun

Negative patterns: Need for reassurance and approval. Inferiority complex behind a proud or confidant demeanor. Conversely, overly shy & unwilling to share talents with the world due to underestimating oneself. Fear of scandal. Wounded pride. Destructive anger. Difficulties with self-reflection, honest self-appraisal and objectivity.

Healing Essences: Larch essence (Bach) to help overcome insecurities and let the true self shine. Willow essence (Bach) to increase flexibility and release crystallized emotions, which can result in heart ailments. Sunflower (FES) for balanced power and ego strength. Iris (FES) inspired artistry and creativity. Buttercup (FES) to radiate inner light, unattached to recognition. Water Violet (Bach) to counteract aloofness and to share oneself with the world. Sunstone to highlight and trust in one’s best qualities. Gold to enhance creative gifts and shine. Citrine for concentration and confidence.

Virgo/6th House/Mercury

Negative patterns: Perfectionism. Body-dysmorphia, self-hatred or extreme humility. Obsessed with flaws. Emotional detachment. Feeling of worthlessness and guilt. Self-sacrifice to the point of exhaustion and waste. Behaving in a subservient manner due to fear of one’s own personal power.

Healing Essences: Crab Apple (Bach) to release painful feelings of self-loathing which have become lodged in the body. Filaree  (FES essences) for a broad vision and wider perspective on daily events. Pine (Bach) to release guilt. Self-Heal (FES) for a vital, healthy sense of self. Larch essence (Bach flower essences) to boost confidence. Dogwood (FES) for grace-filled movement, physical and etheric harmony. Manganocalcite to feel joyfully loved and perfect as one is.  Aquamarine, to positively alter the self-talk. Rose Quartz for self-love and acceptance.

Libra/7th House/Venus

Negative patterns: Indecision. Procrastination and inertia due to self-doubt, waiting for the better answer, way or solution (fear of making mistakes). Distrust of own intuition. Difficulties drawing boundaries and saying No. Seeking opinions or approval from others before acting on personal conviction. People-pleasing. Fear of confrontations.

Healing Essences: Scleranthus (Bach) for resolve. Centaury (Bach essence) to just say No. Cerato (Bach essence) to trust intuition. Mountain Pride (FES) to connect with the spiritual warrior within, take action. Mullein (FES) to heed inner truth. Agrimony (Bach) for emotional honesty. Tansy (FES) for decisive action. Bleeding Heart (FES) for relating with unconditional love. Fire Opal for quick and effective decision-making and seeing the “bigger picture”. Blue Sapphire to bridge the spiritual realm with the physical body for equilibrium. Watermelon Tourmaline to balance male/female energies in heart center.

Scorpio/8th House/Pluto

Negative patterns: Paranoia. Guilt and turmoil. Pride easily wounded. Manipulative and vindictive when slighted, using subversive tactics to receive nurturing and/or attention. Envy, jealousy, and rage. Bottling emotions inside until they explode in misdirected ways. Projection.

Healing Essences: Pine essence (Bach) to release feelings of guilt and shame which cause stagnation in the aura and attract negative situations. Holly (Bach) for anger, hatred, and toxic emotions. Scarlet Monkeyflower (FES) for emotional honesty and shadow integration. Black Cohosh (FES) to release deep feelings of heaviness, darkness, and despair – healing from abuse. Tomato (Spirit-In-Nature essences) for psychic protection. Rose Quartz for self-love and ability to nurture the self. Rhodochrosite to heal the heart from effects of abuse, sexual and other. Rainbow Obsidian to see the beauty in all things and to prevent energetic burn-out.

Sagittarius/9th House/Jupiter

Negative patterns: Suppressing pain and sorrow behind a cheerful face. Seeking to please and be fun-loving, often at one’s personal expense. Fanaticism. Afraid to face emotions, feeling that deep feelings are too alien to deal with. Claustrophobia. Over-indulgence. Drug-abuse.

Healing Essences: Agrimony flower essence (Bach) for healing the inner torment hidden behind a happy face and naturally humorous nature. Orange (Spirit-In-Nature flower essences) to elevate a burdened mind. Calendula (FES) for healing and receptivity, imparting warmth through words. Larkspur (FES) for charismatic leadership in a joyful manner. Vervain (Bach) for tolerance and moderation. Cosmos (FES) to express truth and ideas with clarity. Beech (Bach) for more compassionate speech. Fire Agates and Fire Opal to increase intuition. Gold to enhance creative gifts and shine.

Capricorn/10th House/Saturn

Negative patterns: Self-criticism and austerity. Resentment and bitterness. Fear of failure. Fear of emotional vulnerability and betrayal. Separation from or over-identification with parents or family. Workaholic. A fear of one’s own strength and how it might hurt others.

Healing Essences: Oak (Bach) for a more balanced approach to work and play, to allow for more play and creativity when overworked. Scotch Broom (FES) for positive and optimistic feelings about the world and future events. Dill (FES) to experience the fullness of life. Mustard (Bach) for finding joy in life. Baby Blue Eyes (FES) for feeling at home in the world. Wild Oat (Bach) work with a sense of inner purpose. Zinna (FES) for playfulness and connecting with the inner child. Star Tulip (FES) to connect with dreams and higher worlds. Garnets for focus and success. Emeralds to keep the heart open and receptive to new possibilities.

Aquarius/11th House/Uranus

Negative patterns: Unsure how to channel the huge influx of creative and spiritual energies. Fear of being mediocre. Fear of social rejection. Need for dominance and control. Opinionated. Being “indispensable” in  order to gain love. A front of control covering up inner confusion or lack of self worth.

Healing Essences: Water Violet (Bach) to share the self with love, humility, and wisdom. Vine (Bach) to transform dominance into loving leadership. Shooting Star for cherishing one’s uniqueness while feeling connected to others. Sweet Pea (FES) for commitment to community and one’s place on Earth. Red Clover (FES) to say calm amidst mass hysteria. Quaking Grass (FES) Harmonious group work. Goldenrod (FES) inner sense of self balanced with group/social consciousness. Catulpa Tree (Featherhawk essences) to share self joyfully with others, also connect with higher realms. Purple Flourite for mental cleansing and spiritual attunement. Quartz Crystal for clarity.

Pisces/12th House/Neptune

Negative patterns: Fears of abandonment. Fears of exploitation and/or being used. Overstimulation and hyper sensitivity. Deep feelings of need for atonement. Martyrdom and self-sacrifice. Snuffing out painful emotions with drugs and alcohol. Escapism and addiction.

Healing Essences: Clematis (Bach essences) for manifesting inspiration in practical life. Mugwort (FES) to balance psychic activity. Shooting Star flower essence (Alaskan flower essences) to ease feelings of loneliness, loss, being out of place, to connect to higher realms. Pink Yarrow (FES) for appropriate emotional boundaries. California Poppy (FES) to connect with the spirituality and radiance in one’s own heart. Corn (FES) grounded presence, Earth alignment especially through feet. Chaparral (FES) balanced psychic awareness. Aquamarine, to gain access into thoughts behind emotions before they become further blocked. Black Tourmaline for grounding and psychic protection.

For a personalized flower essence report and essence blend contact me at starfire_healing@yahoo.com

Bibliography:

Flower Essence Repertory – by Patricia Kaminski

The Twelve Healers of the Zodiac – by Peter Damian

Bach Flower Therapy – by Mechthild Scheffer

The Healing Herbs of Edward Bach-  by Julian & Martine Barnard

Flower Essence Gem Report (Cosmic Patterns Software) – Gina Ronco

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