archetypes & associations

strawberry rhubarb crumb-bumble

strawberry rhubarb crumb-bumble

Things can be a little slow up here in the North country. Early spring blessings don’t always greet us in early spring–sometimes we have to wait until much closer to summer for delicious things like strawberries and rhubarb to emerge. But, oh, when they do… […]

sweet, fragrant milk & honey: an aromatic bath for imbolc

sweet, fragrant milk & honey: an aromatic bath for imbolc

The pagan festival of Imbolc, also known as the feast of Brigid, marks the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Celebrating the return of the light, it falls at the time when livestock begin giving birth to their young and milk begins […]

emerging essences: energetics of early spring blooms

emerging essences: energetics of early spring blooms

Over the next few weeks, many gardens will be dotted with the emergence of the earliest spring blooms, most notably many perennial bulbs. On our farm in the Idaho panhandle , we can expect to see a number of flowers, from hyacinth and crocus to narcissus and daffodils, emerging with fresh […]

mooning over love: fragrances, foods, and flavors to excite and celebrate your beloved

mooning over love: fragrances, foods, and flavors to excite and celebrate your beloved

Ah, lurve. Few things are more fun to elevate and celebrate with oils, herbs, and food than sweet, sweet love. Whereas many of the best parts of love are arguably intangible, love is still very much informed by our senses — especially in the physical expression […]

oils & herbs for virgo

oils & herbs for virgo

Sign of the Zodiac: Virgo House of Zodiac: Sixth House Dates of Transit: Enters 8/23, departs 9/22 Elemental Association: Earth – Mutable Ruling Planet: Mercury Rules: Liver, spleen, small and large intestine as well as respiratory system Gender: Feminine Polarity: Negative Intelligent, observant, independent, and precise, Virgos are one of the bigger […]

aromatherapy for grief & loss

aromatherapy for grief & loss

Can I be completely honest with you? The last two years have been doozies. I mean pick-you-up-and-throw-you-down fire walks. In the first year I lost my job at a place that held my heart and my core relationships. I went from being surrounded by people […]

eat your way to independence: symbolic foods for freedom

eat your way to independence: symbolic foods for freedom

As specific holidays approach, I get an increasing number of emails from readers asking for articles, recipes, spells, and advice relevant to the upcoming holiday: aphrodisiacs before Valentine’s Day, oils and herbs for gratitude before Thanksgiving, and so on. This year, I noticed for the first time […]

why friday the 13th is your lucky day

why friday the 13th is your lucky day

Many people dread Friday the 13th expecting the worst from the negative superstition that surrounds it, but the day can be considered to be lucky in many ways, especially for women. The day gets a bad rap because of associations assigned by groups afraid of both the […]

mooning over white fir, sage of the north country

mooning over white fir, sage of the north country

Abundant and varied evergreens are among my favorite things about our new home–our property is dotted with both individual trees and thick stands of various pines and firs. My single favorite trees may be the two White Firs (Abies concolor) that grow here; their silver-green needles on […]

getting un-stuck

getting un-stuck

One of the most entertaining and challenging parts of being an aromatherapist is creating custom blends for individuals facing very specific (and often uncommon) issues. Since my background and passion includes magical aromatherapy, I am often asked to design and create products that impart unique energetic […]

oils & herbs for cancer (the moonchild)

oils & herbs for cancer (the moonchild)

Sign of the Zodiac: Cancer, also known as the Moonchild House of Zodiac: Fourth House Dates of Transit: Enters 6/22, Departs 7/22 Elemental Association: Water – Cardinal Ruling Planet: The Moon Rules: Breasts, Breastbone, Stomach, Digestive System, Lower Ribs, Womb, and Pancreas Gender: Feminine Polarity: […]

oils & herbs for gemini

oils & herbs for gemini

Sign of the Zodiac: Gemini House of Zodiac: Third House Dates of Transit: Enters 5/21, Departs 6/20 Elemental Association: Air – Mutable Ruling Planet: Mercury Polarity: Positive Rules: Hands, Fingers, Arms, Shoulders, Upper Ribs, Lungs, Bronchial Tracts, Trachea, Thymus Gland, Nerves and Nervous system Welcome […]

oils & herbs for taurus

oils & herbs for taurus

Sign of the Zodiac: Taurus House of Zodiac: Second House Dates of Transit: Enters 4/20, Departs 5/20 Elemental Association: Earth – Fixed Ruling Planet: Venus/Terra Rules: Throat and Neck, Larynx and Thyroid, Voice We are always excited to find Taurus actively in the heavens as […]

oils & herbs for capricorn

oils & herbs for capricorn

Sign of the Zodiac: Capricorn House of Zodiac: Tenth House Dates of Transit: Enters 12/22, Departs 1/20 Elemental Association: Earth – Cardinal Ruling Planet: Saturn Rules: Skeleton & Bony Structure, Joints (knees in particular), Skin By now, we are well into–indeed almost out of!–the sign […]


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