Astrological Musings & More

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For hundreds, perhaps thousands of years, there have been those who have known that there are plants that respond to certain planetary energies and recognized that it placed those plants under the rulership of that planet.

Knowing that people too are influenced by planetary placement and movement, especially at the time of their birth, can help a person to choose what plants, or the essential oils made from them, can help in healing themselves and even their family or friends to find healing or pleasure with that knowledge.

Being an astrologer for over 40 years and currently finishing a course for certification as a master aromatherapist, has led to some serious contemplation of what this could mean for me in my quest to assist others in their journeys to healing and self-realization. It has been very interesting to have an “Aha!” moment where it dawned on me that to combine essential oils from a person’s natal Sun, Ascendant, and Moon signs could help realign themselves with the energies they initially came here to work with.

Even more simply, just to use the essential oils that are assigned to you Sun sign could put you on a path to healing or help you find answers you’ve been seeking for some time.

Knowing that the aroma given off when you burn incense or even just smell an essential oil right out of the bottle can change the chemistry in your brain speaks to giving you the ability to look at things from a different perspective. This is the reason incense is burned in many spiritual rituals – to allow your mind/brain to change from the mundane to a more spiritual perspective.

Aromatherapy does more than that though. It triggers chemical responses in the brain and body that can allow healing to take place. Making it more personal, by using your astrology chart as a guide, can create essential oil blends that improve the opportunity for re-empowerment to take place.

I’m only beginning on this quest to combine astrology with aromatherapy, but I have found a book that helps to understand both astrology and aromatherapy. It even includes some recipes for bath blends, massage blends and perfumes. If you’d like to check it out for yourself, Astrological Aromatherapy by Patricia Davis can be found on the Amazon web site. I think you’ll find it interesting and informative.

New Moon in Sagittarius

There’s a New Moon in Sagittarius happening on Friday, December 7th at 2:20 a.m. EST. The combination of both the Sun and Moon being in the same sign gives a great love of freedom and can even induce a tendency to become rebellious.

This is a double fire energy creating restlessness, a desire for adventure, and may even cause some to have an itch to travel. For certain, there is change and motion stirring with the energies of this placement, even if it is a New Moon.

There’s more to this New Moon than that though. Sagittarius brings a philosophical influence as well as a spiritual one. It can cause people to have high aspirations for self-improvement. This is a time to pay attention to your intuition. It can even be prophetic at times.

Another aspect of this energy is the dislike for restrictions and limitations. It’s all part of that desire for freedom and the need for independence. This can cause spontaneity and that’s not a bad thing. Sometimes it’s good to do something off-the-cuff instead of being planned down to the nth degree.

Mercury In Sagittarius
Mercury, now moving forward, enters Sagittarius also. It makes its move on Wednesday, December 12th at 6:43 p.m. EST bringing with it even more thoughts about philosophy, religion, spirituality, and other avenues that lead to higher aspirations.

The one thing about this placement is that it can cause people affected by it to be more concerned with attitudes rather than facts. On one hand, this gives insight into social motivation, but, on the other, without enough attention being paid to factual information, a person can lose sight of the truth.

The energy of this placement can make people very honest at heart. So much so that they would never mislead anyone knowingly. However, it also makes people straightforward to the point of saying what comes to mind without pausing to consider the effect it may have on other people. The reaction caused by their words may catch them by surprise. After all, they were just being honest!

This placement assists in the improvement of judgment. It’s also great for following hunches. Intuition, under this sign, is hard to beat!

This is an excellent time for clear, honest communications.

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The Winter Solstice, or Yule, will be arriving on Friday, December 21st at 5:23 p.m. EST. Winter begins with the shortest night of the year as the Sun moves into Capricorn.

Is it any wonder so many spiritual path have chosen this time to have celebrations? Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, whose energy is heavy. When coupled with the short days and long nights of this time, people need something to lighten the energies and help get them through the Winter.

Don’t get me wrong. Capricorn has some very good qualities – practicality, patience, efficiency, persistence, and even ambition. Still, the heaviness of that energy can cause pessimism and a feeling as if you are striving to achieve something but going nowhere.

This is a time when we need to remember to smile. After all, the Sun has just been “reborn” and will now begin to wax creating longer and longer days until Spring arrives once more. So call upon that dry sense of humor the energies of Capricorn provides and find many reasons to be grateful, to smile and laugh, and to keep moving forward. That perseverance will help you to overcome any and all obstacles, if you let it.

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The skies are pretty quiet now. Perhaps they know we are all in the throes of preparation for the holiday season. May yours be very merry!

Yule Stockings

Love & Blessed Be

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