Updated: Feb 17, 2022
Happy New Moon lovely folks, I've been planning something lovely for you all and it is launching today! The offering is a $0-15 sliding scale cost for herbal tinctures, that are cleansing, adaptogenic and balancing for the current season. The offerings for this Aries New Moon are:
Tulsi: an incredibly versatile herb that tastes delicious, grounds you and balances out adrenal fatigue. The Queen of all herbs has been claimed to be a powerful anti-carcinogenic (according to scholarly scientific studies)
Nettles: this herb is the king of springtime support, full of vitamins & minerals for nourishment, while cleansing the blood and moving stagnation
Reishi & Chaga: a duo of mushrooms that help adapt to change, stress and may be highly effective in treating/preventing cancer
Nettles, Milky Oats & Cleavers: an amazing spring cleanse blend that clears stagnation, provides nutrition & supports rebuilding of the nervous system safely
I'm so happy to put this forth into the world, for the season of new beginnings. Aries represents new seeds, as the official starting point for the zodiacal wheel for the year ahead. Aries herbs have a fiery energy, creating an energizing effect while also moving stagnation. The herbs that are associated with Aries, are Nettles, Wormwood, Basil, Chervil & Geranium. I will be sharing two of these herbs for this astrological alignment, and several others that are potent adaptogens and springtime cleansers. To receive one of these potent herbal tinctures, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with an inquiry & a share about what your needs are, what you can afford & why. I will get back to you as soon as I am able, and we can take care of you as best possible.
The astrology of this moment is intense, as I'm sure you all have noticed. In my last blog post, 'Astrological Herbalism: Libran Herbs & Energies', I shared a bit about the way that herbalism and astrology are connected. In short, these two facets of insight are directly intertwined, and can provide an amazing navigation system for folks to move through the energies at hand (astrological weather) with ease and grace. When herbs are used during periods in which the planetary alignment is present, the impact of the herbs will be more effective and powerful.
Currently, the Sun, the Moon, Venus, Chiron, Eris, and Mercury are all in Aries right now. The strong activation of the sign of the Aries can connect us to our instinct and generate motion, encouraging us to be in the moment - to give ourselves to the experiences at hand, trusting our impulses and desires, while also trusting our instinct to guide the way. This touches on our raw and instinctual nature in a way that can enliven, so that we are living more fully embodied. Each of the herbs that I crafted for this offering, were created on the Aries Full Moon and the Pisces New Moon. This means that they were steeping during these cycles, and contain their energies. Besides the special discounted offering, I also have a few lovely herbs available at regular price which were also crafted during the Aries Full Moon: Mugwort, Motherwort & Motherwort + Red Raspberry Lf.
Mugwort: stimulates lucid dreaming, calms the nervous system, supports the immune system, is a safe anti-parasitic, stimulates menstrual flow and digestion.
Motherwort: used to treat any physical or emotional heart related issues, and is amazing for alleviating mentrual pain/assisting with blood flow. It regulates blood pressure and thyroid function.
Motherwort & Red Raspberry Lf.: this blend has the added benefit of Red Raspberry; highly nutritive, good for all issues related to the female reproductive system (endometriosis, mentrual pain, blood regulation, labor pain, etc.), helps ease stomach upset and is tonifying.
Where I place my attention sets the stage for the action of my life.
- juliett jade chi -
Below, I have provided a thorough reflection on each herb, illuminating their potency:
Tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum: Holy Basil) is useful so many aspects of imbalance in the body. It has been studied extensively, for its potential capacity for blood sugar regulation, as an anti-carcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory/anti-oxidant properties, while promoting well-being & resilience through its adaptogenic qualities. Tulsi is warming and cooling with a sweet, pungent taste - this means that it is an incredible herb to use for cold, congested or stagnant conditions (think phlegm, sluggishness, lethargy). Tulsi is an incredible nervine, which stimulates and then calms/grounds. It is known as “The Incomparable One,” “Mother Medicine of Nature” and “The Queen of Herbs,”. It is revered as an “elixir of life” - that is without equal for both its physical and spiritual properties.If used with presence, it can open the heart and mind, encouraging gratitude. It is also considered to energetically support physical places of power - a home, business, etc. - drawing in prosperity and protection.
[Meridians/Organs Affected] Lungs, heart, blood, liver, adrenals, kidneys
[Actions/Functions] analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial, anxiolytic, cardiotonic, carminative, demulcent, diaphoretic, expectorant, immunomodulator, nervine and radio-protective (think radiation)
Nettles (Urtica Dioica) are highly nutritive, rich in minerals and vitamins*. This strengthens
those who are weakened from winters impact, or general weakness/debilitation from previous stressors that have yet to be addressed. This herb has a strong relationship with the Kidneys - it helps to move stagnant water, stimulates them if they are slow-moving, and cleanses the fluids of the body. It is an amazing anti-allergenic, in that it strengthens the outer membrane of cells which lessens inflammation and allergic reactions. It is highly effective for treating eczema, asthma, acne and food allergies. Nettles moves stagnant blood, improving circulation in the body while enriching the iron content of our blood cells. The intelligence of Nettles is incredible - it works on blood sugar levels, reducing spikes and also balancing blood pressure. Last but not least, Nettles are amazing for treating arthritic/stiff joints, and for growing pains - both physical and emotional. Energetically, they help to recenter an overstimulated/excited mind, which Aries brings to the forefront.
[Meridians/Organs Affected] Blood, kidneys, muscle tissues, reproductive organs, immune system, bodily fluids
[Herbal Actions] alterative, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, tonic, styptic, vulnerary, trophorestorative, and rubefacient
[Vitamin & Mineral Content] Vitamin A, C, E, F, K, P, Zinc, formic acid, magnesium, carbonic acid, iron, copper, selenium, boron, bromine, chlorine, chlorophyll, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, silica, iodine, chromium, silicon, sulfur & calcium. They also contain Vitamin B-complexes as well as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B-6 - all of which are found in high levels and act as antioxidants*
Reishi & Chaga (Ganoderma Lucidum & Inonotus Obliquus] mushrooms are amazing immune tonics, provide superior adaptogenic support and have been studied for their capacity to provide powerful anti-tumor/anti-carcinogenic properties. Reishi has been known to strengthen the cardiovascular systems overall function, enhances/regulate glucose in the liver (hypoglycemic regulation), and as a hepatoprotective; protects the liver from damage, while enhancing its detoxification process. It is believed that it may be used to treat chronic bronchitis, migraines, asthma, arthritis, insomnia, gastric ulcers, hepatitis, lupus and epilepsy. Reishi has commonly been referred to as the "mushroom of immortality", "ten thousand year mushroom", "mushroom of spiritual potency", and "spirit plant". Chaga has been thought to best be used for treatment and prevention of cancer, to stimulate/support the immune system and to protect the liver. Generally, it increases mental clarity/sharpness, while reducing fatigue and inflammation.
[Meridians/Organs Affected] Blood, brain, liver, adrenals, nervous and immune systems
[Actions/Functions] Anti-allergenic, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, hepatoprotectant, and antiviral
[Actions/Functions] Adaptogen, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, potentially anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-viral, astringent, immune-suppressant, and relaxant nervine
Milky Oats & Cleavers (Avena Sativa & Galium Aparine) are cleansers that work together to move and clear stagnation from the body. Milky Oats brings is highly nutritive, bringing nourishment and rest to an overworked nervous system. This herb is best for easing physical and mental exhaustion - whether it be from being overworked, from trauma or from stagnation. Cleavers are the most amazing for cleansing, as they are safe enough for children and daily use, providing a deep clean of any stagnation in the body. It is known as thee best herb available as a tonic for the lymph system - powerful enough to clear cysts from the breast, or any enlarged lymph nodes in the body. It is very effective for folks who have issues with dry skin or eczema, and for clearing any irritation/issues with the urniary tract (UTIs, cystitis, and various other diseases of the genitourinary tract). An amazing reflection on Cleavers that I just have to share:
"Specific indications for someone in need of Cleavers are: nervousness, sympathetic excess, skin tickles and itches easily, a feeling of fussiness, insatiability, irritability, and “not myself”. Thomas Easley notes that Cleavers acts on the sheathes of the nerves, and that fresh cleavers juice should be considered when exposure to gluten is causing inflammation"
- Matthew Woods, Herbalist
[Meridians/Organs Affected] Nervous system, lymphatic system, kidneys genitourinary, mental/emotional, cardiovascular, muscular
[Actions/Functions] Tonic, nervine, relaxant, stimulant, antispasmodic, anti-depressant, nutritive, demulcent, vulnerary, and endocrine-restorative
[Actions/Functions] Diuretic, alterative, anti-inflammatory, tonic and astringent