Alchemical Herb Profile: Wood Betony (Stachys betonica)

So I know it’s been awhile since my last blog post- sorry about that! Life got really busy there for awhile teaching a lot of workshops, traveling to different conferences and events, and preparing for the opening of next year’s school year! I’ll be in touch with you soon with more info about that real soon.…

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Free E-book on the Elements and Herbalism!

So I’m really excited to announce that I’ve got a new e-book called Quinta Essentia: On the Elements and Plant Medicine. I’ve been studying the Elements both directly and through various traditions that used them in their healing practice and synthesized down much of my research into this little book that I’d like to give you. Just…

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Medical Astrology and Herbalism: Mars

Mars is considered one of the “malefic” planets- IE one of the “bad guys.” Of course, no astrological archetype is purely evil or bad, unless we don’t work with it in a good way or have it well integrated into our constitution. Mars typically creates diseases associated with heat, what the old physiomedicalist doctors called…

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Evolutionary Herbal Profile: Oregon Grape

This is one of my favorite plants that I’m so glad grows around us. This is one of the great remedies for the solar plexus- on a physical level through it’s impact on digestion and the liver, but also energetically as it operates upon the Manipura, or 3rd chakra. It’s one of my major remedies…

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Evolutionary Herbal Profile: Rosemary

Our Rosemary has been going off!! It’s been really standing out to me lately and it’s just in our backyard- so I thought I’d share a little bit about the uses and energetics of the herb as I see it. What are your uses for Rosemary? Any experiences you’d like to share? Post your comments below!

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Astro-Herbalism: The Link Between the Above and Below

I get a lot of questions about how astrology and herbalism can work together as a system of medicine. I thought I’d shoot a little quickie and share a little bit more about this unique perspective and approach to practicing plant medicine. What I love about it is that it is a direct reflection of…

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Medical Astrology and Herbalism: Saturn

The root of our day of the week Saturday shows it’s direct reflection of the 7 planets ruling the 7 days of the week, as it used to be “Saturnday.” Here I’ll outline a few principles of this most important planet in medical astrology and herbalism. Post your questions or comments below!

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The Wonders of Nettles (Urtica dioica)

This is one of my favorite plants, as it embodies the signatures of Mars in a very profound way- from the pharmacological level, to the plants shape, structure and morphology, to it’s organ affinities, tastes, actions, and psychological/initiatic virtues. Post a comment below- what’s your favorite thing to do with Nettles?!

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