The ONLY Way I Could Learn Astrology….

Alright… I confess!! I really struggled with learning astrology when I first started. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me! I’d read about a planet or a sign of the zodiac and afterwards wouldn’t be able to remember anything about it. It was like in one ear out the other. I thought maybe…

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The Best Psychological Model for Herbalists

One of the critical elements of the new paradigm of plant medicine is that there are more and more practitioners are incorporating the psychological, emotional and spiritual levels of being in their clinical work. I think this is an essential component of healing that cannot be overlooked, especially if we want to be holistic practitioners-…

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Potentizing Your Herbal Medicine Using Astrology

In order to be an effective herbalist, you have to of course, know your medicines inside and out- you must know them holistically. You have to also know how to properly assess the individual asking you for help, know how to ask them the right questions and assess them holistically to determine the root cause…

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Plants, Planets and Evolutionary Medicine

The synergy of astrology and herbalism provides a truly holistic framework that unites the physiology, psychology and soul of the person, with the physical, energetic and spiritual properties of plants. The result of this synergy gives us as herbalists the ability to attend to every layer of the human organism through the power of the…

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A Guide for Building your Herbal (and Alchemical) Library

We get asked all of the time “what are your favorite herb books?” – so we thought it’s about time we just compiled a list and posted it here for everyone to enjoy. It can be incredibly helpful while on the plant path to know where to go to get valuable and reliable information about…

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Silvery Leaves: A Lunar Materia Medica (Renaissance Medicine Conference 2017)

From anti-spasmodics and nervines, demulcents and emmenagogues, there are a wide category of herbal medicines which are considered to be ruled by the Moon. As the Moon is the closest planet to the Earth, its effect upon our bodies and minds is oftentimes easier to recognize and become aware of than some of the further…

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Medical Astrology for the Practitioner of Botanical Medicine

Recently Whitney and I were super blessed to have the opportunity to head out to the east coast and participate in the 2017 International Herb Symposium. We’ve been to A LOT of herb conferences, and this one is hands down one of our favorites. I mean how amazing is it to stand in a room…

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Psychology, Astrology, and Herbalism

  Let’s face it, people want deeper levels of healing these days. Most are starting to realize that a physical symptom in the body is actually and oftentimes directly influenced by the mind and emotions. Some are even thinking that maybe their physical symptoms are there because of their psychological and emotional state! This is revolutionary to say…

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Alchemy and Medical Astrology in Clinical Herbalism (lecture from 2016 Breitenbush Herb Conference)

This class covers some of the critical components in regards to how incorporating western alchemy and medical astrology can radically enhance your practice of holistic herbalism. When we talk about holistic herbalism, I often see the word holistic spelled “whole-istic”- to be truly holistic we have to think about the wholeness of people and plants.…

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7 Plants, 7 Planets (Renaissance Medicine Conference 2016)

I get asked all the time “how do you determine a relationship between a plant and a planet?” It’s a great question, and one I’ve asked myself and many others over the years- and most of the answers I got were “look it up in a book.” That just didn’t cut it for me. So…

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