We have been diving into the deep work of transitions in the Lunar Apothecary and with such a powerful Moon cycle ahead of us, I wanted to share with you the most recent excerpt from my bi-monthly astroherbology newsletter to members.
I am thinking of sacrifice.
Sacrifice implies something sacred - that we are acting on behalf of some calling or value that is greater than our individual-in-the-moment-needs. A sacrifice honors the big vision. I am thinking of the last bright bursts of summer giving way to autumn in the northern hemisphere while the opposite is occurring in the southern hemisphere. For bright to willingly, lovingly give way to dark.
The stars have been churning in the sky and running wild in our blood. The Dark Moon in Sagittarius is approaching, acting as a threshold guardian before the planetary cycles of somethings-got-to-change coming up in October. Sagittarius is often seen as a restless, traveling spirit. That's true, our Sagittarian folk can certainly be prone to lustful wanderings. But lots of us like to travel whether or not we have the Archer placed strongly in our birth chart. I think the big gift from Sagittarius is that of the wisdom of transition. With the Dark Moon in partnership, the energy becomes intoxicating.
What must be sacrificed in order to transition, Luna?
For these times of celestial and terrestrial transition, Flower + Gem Essences are such good medicine. Cerato, Olive (an essence of the 21st Mansion that the Dark Moon is in), Sage, and Sweet Pea might all be useful allies these days. Look them up and make your own if you can!
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My own sacred sacrifice this year will be the end of selling remedies full time through Worts + Cunning Apothecary. For those of you who have been following the progress of our wee Apothecary since its start over four years ago, you have watched as I have slowly downsized my offerings in order to focus on other projects - such as the Lunar Apothecary! October 31 will be the last day you'll be able to order any of my physical products such as Flower + Gem Essences and my teas. It has been a necessary transition so that I can grow the Lunar Apothecary and the Califia Collective.
It has been scary at times to imagine such a big change but it's also been intoxicating. So I know I'm on the right track!