Evolutionary Herbal Profile: Manzanita

I just moved to southern Oregon just a few years ago and have been around such different plants than when I lived in NW Washington! One of the most common plants that grows around here is Manzanita, a relative of the Madrone trees and the common medicinal Uva-Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi). This common urinary tract remedy is…

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Medical Astrology and Herbalism: Mercury

Mercury- this astrological force represents the nature of our mind and much of our psychological temperament. The closest planet to the Sun, Mercury represents the changeable mutable qualities of our thinking, as well as our capacities with language and communication. I wanted to talk a little bit about this planet and a few of my favorite…

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The Transformational Virtues of Spagyrics

This is a full almost hour long lecture I gave at the Renaissance Medicine Conference in 2014, with Judith Hill and Matthew Wood. It’s a pretty amazing conference that goes in depth on herbalism, medical astrology, as well as alchemy and spagyrics. Let me know what you think below! If you haven’t heard about this…

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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 Signatures of Jupiter

Jupiter. The king of the Planets. Here I outline some of the general characteristics of Jupiter and a few botanical correspondences and how to think those through.

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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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