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Mercury Retrograde Tea Ceremony

Natalia Karoway

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Mercury Retrograde Tea Ceremony

Mercury goes retrograde 3-4 times a year and I'm sure we've all felt the result of technology mishaps, miscommunications, and regrettable agreements.  I like to brew a tea with some of my favorite Mercury-aligned herbs to keep me aligned—especially against the classic miscommunications running rampant during retrograde. These herbs associated with Mercury bring us clear thought, speech, and understanding, along with basic protection and a sprinkle of much needed luck. Gather: 1 teaspoon of each: lavender, peppermint & red clover, a small bowl, and your favorite tea cup In Ceremony: Mix the lavender, peppermint, and red clover in a small...


Plant Magic for Shadow Work

Natalia Karoway

Tags aromatherapy, full moon ceremony, herbalism, magic, moon, plant magic, shadow

Plant Magic for Shadow Work

This month’s Full Blue Moon / Super moon is a total lunar eclipse. As the moon is shadowed, we can use this time for self-reflection to explore our own shadows —our darker and unconscious aspects. How deep are you willing to go? With practice, you can see in the dark. Call on the plants to assist! Shadow work is some of the most profound healing we can do in this life.

 Plant Magic for Exploring Your Shadow Try Black Eyed Susan Flower essence: This beauty can support you in gaining incredible insight and clarity by shining a light on your shadows. Awareness is key in shadow...


Making a Medicinal Quality Cup of Tea

Natalia Karoway

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Making a Medicinal Quality Cup of Tea

Medicinal herbs are gaining traction and almost becoming trendy in mainstream culture—which in many ways is a beautiful thing! But of course, that means there’s going to be a wide range of qualities for the medicine that is available to us. Medicinal teas have been on grocery store shelves for many years, but before grabbing those mass produced formulas, I’d love to share a little bit about getting the best quality and highest potency medicine in your cup.  IT STARTS WITH HERB QUALITYThe teas bags that are sitting on the store shelves may have started with super fresh, potent plants....


Ingredient Feature: Healing Benefits of Holy Basil

Natalia Karoway

Ingredient Feature: Healing Benefits of Holy Basil

Holy basil, or tulsi, is a deliciously fragrant relative to sweet basil. It is held incredibly sacred in India and has a long history of medicinal use. For the skin, it is an incredible healer, promoting better elasticity and less wrinkling! It has also shown potential as a skin cancer preventative.  Internally, holy basil is considered an adaptogen, a tonic to the entire body, helping us to adapt under exposure to stress. Traditionally, adaptogens balance the endocrine and immune systems.  Not every herb can boast such a vast range of benefits, encompassing nearly the entire body! Holy Basil offers the...


Reflecting on Ceremony

Reflecting on Ceremony

 As you well know, ceremony is a key tool that I return to again and again for transformation in my life. I wanted to share a few thoughts that came to me after my last ceremony. "When I’m confused. When I’m fearful. When I’m lost. When I’m sad… When I want to celebrate. When goodness has come… When I’m looking to create or awaken something new… I turn to ceremony. I make heartfelt offerings of beauty to all of spirit & pachamama. I bring my questions. I bring my prayers. I ask for clarity. I ask for openings. I...