planetary influences on medicinal plants and preparations

St. John’s Wort Oil 2012                Harvested and processed in small batches by hand according to traditionalAlchemical/Astrological methods St John’s Wort Oil 2010 St. John’s Wort, A.K.A. Hypericum Perforatum, is a powerful medicinal herb found growing over most of the northern hemisphere. Besides its well-known anti-depressant properties, the oil extracted from its flowers […]

 “As above, So below” Astrodynamics is a modern term coined for a method of working with plants and Astrology to refine the energetic and physical qualities of herbs and their products. It is a branch of Herbal Alchemy which seeks to sublimate and potentate plant qualities  by working in harmony with Nature . Its goal is […]

I haven’t posted anything since the Scorpio New moon. I must admit it has been busy. Not only keeping to my list of items and obligations to “purge” this Scorpio Lunation, but also trying to keep to my goal of establishing a new incarnation of the business before the end of 2012. This meant weeks […]

Last of the Calendula flowers taken down from the rafters, brittle dry and brilliantly orange. “Ten thousand year old Tobacco,” rolled as tightly as juicy leaves would allow, now unfurls, light as a feather with paper rustling fragility of a fall wasps nest. Its delicate textures of leaf and stem, edged in greens and filled […]

Saturday night, the Crescent. Moon a bright, crisp golden sliver, hanging in the western night. The symbolism. And meaning of this 29 .5 day period are more obscure to me than the other 11 Lunation cycles, and it would seem appropriately so. The sign of the Zodiac, Scorpio represents mystery and that which is hidden. […]