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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.

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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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The Full Moon 23 degrees of Scorpio on May 14th rounds off within the aftermath of April’s intense Grand Cardinal Cross and Mar’s stationing to Direct in Libra on the 19th. Conjoined with Saturn, there are sure to be some sobering moments and effects this week, although this needn’t be dramatic or melancholy, as the tendency may ordinarily be. There may indeed be many endings taking place, deaths of both physical and metaphorical or metaphysical kinds. Strictly speaking, Saturn shows us where we need to buck up or strengthen in some way, and in combination with the Moon this would mean a need for breaking through stagnation, or developing emotional maturity and strength. Here is where we may grieve for what we have lost but rather than linger in sadness we must move on toward improvement and accomplishment. Some are now beginning to see how far they have come in some instance while others are struggling with the same old same old but with growing awareness that if this continues, something unpleasant may bring this same old to a halt.

sinwood_saints_by_KatjafaithThe Moon is not thrilled in Scorpio, but she holds many secrets which can either be used to harm or to heal. Saturn, as a “Lord of Karma” won’t let the Moon get away with anything less than what is dealt with integrity. This means that emotions alone cannot possibly serve as our guiding light right now. Reactions (to stress, threats, and obstacles) only perpetuate reactions, so the question is how do the reactions end? How are obstacles surmounted, goals attained? Depth perception and intuition must replace paranoia and fear, as the more aware we become, the most appropriate actions to take will make themselves known.

Mother’s day has just passed, but the significance of the women in our life are taking a great precedence now. It may either be with bitterness or sweet reverence that we look upon our mothers and for that matter any of the elders and authority figures that have had a great impact on us. Men may feel extra protective of their wives and daughters with this influence, or in some cases they may feel stir-crazy and prone to straying. The Moon conjunct Saturn in Scorpio can be both serious and at times quite sultry depending on the matters at hand.

Purification is important when the Moon transits this deeply emotional water sign, as is replenishment from the food, minerals and water we ingest, along with quality of nature’s beauty that we may saturate ourselves within. Flower essences can be very helpful in coping with, releasing or addressing the emotional states that seem to grip many during such times as these. The following Flower Essences available from FES might be useful to combat feelings of distrust, judgment, paranoia and healing the trespassing of boundaries whether these were sexual, emotional or otherwise:

Leichtlins_Mariposa_Lily,_YosemiteMariposa Lily – trust and bonding with the mother, or the Inner Mother

Oregon Grape – trusting the goodwill of others

Purple Monkeyflower – the deep trust in spiritual identity, purpose and experience

Money is another big highlight now for better or worse, and there is a lot of fear going around about what is believed to be an even bigger economic crash in the US this summer than we’ve ever seen, at least since the Great Depression. Again, when did such fear ever serve humanity? So if that happens, what’s the plan here? We are the ones navigating far more than we realize in the giant ship of Life. The Sun, opposite of the Moon in Scorpio blazes brightly in the sign of Taurus, reminding us that we need to be practical, deliberate, and focused in our relationship to money if we want to both survive and thrive. The focus is really less about money itself and more about where we place our values, for if we show genuine care for the Earth and her resources, we are the ones who can slowly transform both our ecology and economy for the better. Saturn can be our best friend when it comes to building stronger foundations that provide security of both the physical and mental kinds.

Both of Scorpio’s rulers are still powerfully pulsating within the Grand Cross as is Taurus’s ruler Venus, with Pluto in Capricorn opposite of Jupiter in Cancer, and Mars in Libra opposite of Venus and Uranus in Aries. Pluto in Capricorn’s mutual reception with Saturn in Scorpio is also highlighted now. In the next couple of weeks following this Full Moon there is likely to be a cascade of events in which many walls are crumbled, secrets revealed, hearts and minds are opened, and energy is expanded!

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Greetings Dear Readers! This forecast is a bit shorter than my usual extensive monthly newsletters. As with the rest of the planet, I have been undergoing many personal shifts and have needed time to assimilate, reorient, and slow down in order to continue speeding up on the evolutionary dial. Things in general have been a lot to deal with lately!

I decided to keep it simple, briefly describing the lunations (below) and then choosing a card for everyone from Isha Lerner’s Flower Power card deck, which is one of my favorites to use for healing insights.

September 2011 – Black Cohosh

in association with Kali Ma – destroyer of illusions

Black Cohosh is widely known as a “woman’s herb” as it has been used to help to balance hormonal levels, and ease issues related to menopause. Native Americans used the roots for many purposes, including the treatment of female disorders. Spiritually, the vibrations of Black Cohosh’s flowers are purifying, particularly to the emotional body in those who have suffered from abuse, toxicity, and emotional suffocation. The spirit of Black Cohosh, as represented in this card by the image of Kali Ma, can help us to clear out stagnant energy this month and free us from both inner and outer hindrances. All we need to do is call out for the connection to this powerful plant spirit to help ease this process, as well as possibly to Kali Ma herself. When we clear out old energy, we are much better able to take in and utilize the prana and beautiful lifeforce energy that is available to us in the Universe, as represented by the rainbow above Kali’s sword.

9/12/11 Full Moon in Pisces

The Full Moon is at 19 degrees of Pisces, a sign that represents the final stages of human evolution or of any cycle, as it prepares for an entirely new phase of existence. In this second decanate of Pisces there is great emotional sensitivity and vulnerability to the surroundings. So much is being released and cleansed from collective mind that there is naturally some fear related to the confusion about what is actually coming and going from our beings. Patience is a cardinal virtue in this mutable sign, as it implies a sort of trust that some things are flowing in natural order, according to a Divine plan.

The Moon heightened within the constellation of Cygnus, the Swan reminds us of a choice we have to move with grace and fluidity, surrendering to change with grateful anticipation. A conjunction with Ceres brings up a longing for belonging, whether in a cultural, familial, or spiritual context, while the opposition with Venus may help us find our right niches and perhaps be surprised that we are esteemed far better by certain others than we had imagined.

The Full Moon inconjunct Saturn and Juno in Libra highlights the need for a settling of affairs with either those who are parents, elders, caretakers, or in some cases spouses. Divorce rates may be particular high at this time. Whatever is happening in this regard is related to what needs or is or making completions. Pluto has been slowly stationing all month, ready to resume its forward motion on the 16th after a 5-month retrograde phase. The intensity of this shift has illuminated much of what we have been working on since early Spring.

9/27/11 New Moon in Libra

The New Moon is at 4 degrees of relationship oriented Libra, in a close conjunction with Mercury and opposite of Uranus. With all this mental and electrical stimulation going on, it may be challenging to settle down, but it may be that movement is the best option right now. A sextile to Mars in passionate Leo further amplifies the desire to get off our haunches and MOVE, whether that means bike riding through the hills, snow-boarding with friends, rearranging the living room or taking initiative in a relationship either to another or to oneself. Chances are there will be a lot of action in a lot of different ways for many of us, simultaneously, both on inner and outer levels.

This New Moon is powered by a the Sun’s conjunction with the Super Galactic Center at 2 degrees of Libra just three days prior, and the Autumn Equinox on the 23rd. Massive rays of stellar intelligence, inspiration, and insight are giving us that extra push to leave baggage behind and take ourselves and relationships to the next level, raising the levels of love that we are able to give and receive.

The square with Pluto pushes the envelope with how much change we can stand in one sitting, (although we’d best not be sitting when that happens!) The New Moon’s T-square to Pluto and Uranus brings it to our collective awareness that we’re on a mission whether we want to be or not, but it’s up to us to “get it” – what it’s about and to “get there” through our own efforts. It may even seem like some kind of Mission Impossible for those who are familiar with that old T.V. series. Whatever we’re doing it’s especially clear that cooperation with each other is key.

You can read my monthly Horoscopes in the Upbeat Times (on their website if you don’t live in Sonoma county, CA):

Cheers, and blessings to you all!

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