Greetings Star Seeds,
December’s Medicine of the Moment is intended to help bring ease, grace and embodied presence to the holidays, which are often complicated and full of potential healing opportunities. This holiday season is a little more packed due to the presence of a solar eclipse on Dec. 26th’s new moon in Capricorn. Its sister Lunar eclipse falls on the full moon in Cancer on Jan.10, 2020. To read my blog on eclipses go here. A free eclipse audio class with my friend and astrologer Stella the Good Witch, can be found here. The specifics of these eclipses of course will differ. If you are interested in finding out what is being highlighted in your chart around these particular eclipses and working with essences to help navigate the astrological seas, please connect with me and book an astro-soma session.
In my opinion essences are a must have around the holiday season to keep us grounded and centered. Misting myself and my environment with All is well and Stone Shields, have served me tremendously well during travel and kept me safe within my sacred hoop. These two sprays bring a sense of inner calm when interacting with the world. The support navigating crowded airports and large holiday gatherings from a place of inner serenity and steady presence rather than from a place of stress and anxiety. Think master purifier meets magical disc of safety and sacred container. Both are beautiful allies for healers and empaths, reminding us that it is possible to enjoy an experience without absorbing and taking on the energies of the world.
Serenity formerly Holiday Calm, is a combination remedy intended to combat burnout and connect us with our inner wellspring of peace. It helps us turn to our internal wise self and neutralizes mass consciousness energetics, anxiety and worry.
In addition to the holiday celebrations, Winter beckons retreat and internal processes. Use Stone Shields in conjunction with its sister essence Cosmic Antlers to create sacred space during ritual work and circle gatherings and step into a portal to cosmic awareness and Akashic Records. Cosmic Antlers encourages awakening of inner sight and helps open the third eye. This one is excellent for astral travel, dream quests, oracular or divination practices, or when soul progression is desired. Both are great for Winter Solstice rituals and as an addition to your sacred self-care toolbox.
During times of increased energetic output, anchoring in our center is essential. Remember Who You Are helps us do just that. This essence was co-created in Tuscany in the arms of a beautiful olive tree in the countryside with a rose quartz and a pink rose. As we sat in meditation, Mary Magdalene came through, and offered the
words "Remember Who You Are". Often we have to let go of and unravel who we think we are supposed to be, who we have been told we should be, or parts of our identity that no longer fit in order to step into the truth of who we are. Mary Magdalene is known as She of a Thousand Angels and can be a great teacher, guide and support as we speak our truth and connect with opening our throat chakra.
To address dry skin issues during this time, check out our Natural Healing Cream for the relief of inflammatory conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
This gentle, moisturizing cream is based on a recipe by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar with the addition of essential oils and flower essences that have properties that calm and soothe fiery conditions. Crafted with love, intention, invocation and all natural, humanely sourced ingredients that you can pronounce. While the foundational ingredients remain the same and are carefully measured the magic of the cream is unique. Each small batch is made lovingly and with guidance from the essences and guides that wish to be part of the brew.
Finally, please enjoy 20% off all star+root offerings through Dec. 21st, available on my Etsy site.
May blessings of Love and Gratitude surround you during the magical Winter Solstice season,
Greetings Star Seeds,
Transformation can often feel like a crisis. When something ego motivated is on its way out, it usually makes the most noise. As we become more conscious and aware, our energy shifts and evolves. We are called to transcend the pull to fall into behaviors and reactions that no longer serve us and that are based in a past version of who we were. The antidote to ego-driven resistance is to invoke grace and surrender to the universal flow. To be receptive to what comes, without attachment to the form it comes in. During this upcoming eclipse season we have an opportunity to up-level our relationships, with families, friends, Gaia, animal companions, nature and ourselves. We can re-write the story and offer the old scripts that keep us stuck in templates of woundedness and fear to the Divine for healing and transformation.
The new moon in Cancer coincides with a partial solar eclipse on the night of July 12th. The fact that we won’t see it here in the Northern Hemisphere doesn’t mean it will have any less of an impact. New moons herald potential for new beginnings and eclipses are portals of timelessness and possibilities. Cancer is the sign of the mother, home, family, intuition. We can use this energy to reflect on our emotional well-being and connect with our internal landscape for insights around transmuting the no longer resonant ways of being that are not generative or self-loving. Ponder on what it means to feel at home, in your body, with your feelings, on the Earth. How can we nurture ourselves when fears surface? How can we integrate and ground into a place of calm, present presence for others?
With Pluto in Capricorn opposite the eclipse, we may be served up some shadow work. Contemplate the theme of power in your life. Are their areas where you use, abuse, or abdicate it? What does right use of power look like? Move into the heart space and consider that suffering may be a sign that we are being called as individuals and collectively to step into a place of unity and away from illusions of separation. Thank the pain and send it on its way.
On July 27th, a total lunar eclipse in Aquarius is followed by another solar eclipse on August 11th coinciding with the Leo new moon. Leo and Aquarius are consensus oriented. Leo sparks our leadership qualities and Aquarius highlights friendships and community. Consider collaborating with others around innovative ways to use your gifts for the good of the whole. With a healthy dose of detachment, Aquarius can keep a cool head and offer the Cancerian parts of us a broader perspective. Ride this eclipse season by honoring self-care practices, nourishing your vital connections and daring to shine your light brightly for the good of the collective. Experiment and see what wants to be birthed. As the saying goes: Be the change you want to see in the world. Bless the rest and let it go.
We have two essences to help navigate the changes during this summer's journey and beyond:
Remember Who You Are.
This essence encourages the letting go of the masks we wear, the parts of our identity that no longer fit so that we can step into the truth of who we are.
Be in Heart
This essence is an invitation to allow the light to shine on the corners of ourselves that we keep in the realm of shadow. It can be a wonderful support in the letting go process and keep us heart-centered. Both can be wonderful allies in bringing us back to the frequency of our heart and helping us move into flow and unity and away from struggle and opposition.
For more musings on eclipses check out the audio here.
In honor of this portal time, we have a workshop coming up. The Birth Portal: A Ritual For Mamas. Mothers-to-be and those who recently birthed are invited to celebrate the birth portal and its transformative power. Samantha Garcia and Claudia Comerci, your shamanic guides for the afternoon, will lead a loving ceremony in honor of mothers, birth and our greater connection to The Great Mother. The ritual will include an exploration of vibrational medicine (flower, gem, and channeled essences), a guided meditation with drumming and a ceremonial offering of flowers, roots and other symbolic elements arranged in the shape of a mandala. Each mother will also be gifted a vibrational essence spray to create sacred space or to bless herself. Vibrational essences will be attuned to the group to assist and support the spiritual awakening of each woman. No experience with shamanic practices are necessary. All we ask is that you bring an open heart and an open mind to our sacred circle of mothers.
Location: The Root Midwives: 1300 Sanchez St. in San Francisco
When July 22. 1-3pm
With Infinite Love and Gratitude,
Claudia is a nature lover, alchemist and dreamer. She lives with her life partner, Ilan and her beloved dog, Osa.