What’s In My Cup? Tension Tamer Tea

I had a serious breakthrough yesterday in yoga. It was like true magic. I have suffered from some intense neck and shoulder pain/tension that I have not been able to solve. Well, after a week straight of dedicating myself to daily yoga practice that flows from my heart instead of a video or class; my tension …

Herb Spotlight: Calamus Root for Nausea

One of the reasons that I love my partner, cowboyfriend and all around weirdo is that he and I are both quite adept at things that the other was always interested in but didn’t have time to research. We are, in every sense of the word, 2 sides of the same coin. Sorry for the gush, …

Herb Spotlight: Eucalyptus for Cleansing and Clearing

My kindergarten class was surrounded by eucalyptus trees and I remember the smell meaning that I would get to play. On to university where I played collegiate soccer. In August we did a fun little ritual called double days where we’d practice in early AM and in the afternoon. There was about 1-3 weeks that were sweltering hot …

What’s In My Cup? Knockout Tea

Sleep like a baby with this tea mixture. If you suffer from severe anxiety at night or general severe insomnia I would recommend this tea every night before bed. Continuing to put these herbs into your body will continue to help you get to sleep quickly and easily. The taste isn’t bad and the herbs …

Tarot of the Week: VI The Lovers

Oh what a magical card this is. I love when it shows up in a reading, but it doesn’t always mean that love is coming for the querent. Quite on the contrary, the Lovers card is about uncertainty. The Fool as come across the Hierophant and learned values and a personal system of philosophical ethics. …

Herb Spotlight: Golden Seal for Better Digestion

This plant used to be indigenous to Eastern North America and was common used by Native Americans. Natives used it to create a mouthwash, a tonic for the liver and even to dye clothes both green and yellow. Unfortunately it is no longer found commonly on the East Coast but it is being cultivated for it’s …

Tarot of the Week: V The Hierophant

Chiron, The Pope, The Shaman; whatever your deck calls him he is the counterpart to the High Priestess. Just as the Magician taught the Fool to channel the power within him, the Hierophant can channel that energy through the masses. For example the way that a person of religious power can filter their passions through …

What’s In My Cup? Creativity Tea

Herbs are magical little plants. They can dress up a dish with vibrant flavor and appearance. Their aromas can heal a troubled mind and depending on how they are used their decoctions can promote specific feelings in body, mind and spirit. I created this blend on the Full Moon in Leo to help me harness my …

Herb Spotlight: Dong Quai

Dong Quai is a very powerful plant for women and can help with fatigue, low vitality, pelvic pain and irregular menstrual cycles. It has been used in Chinese medicine for over 200 years. It is often referred to as female ginseng.  Dong Quai belongs to the same scientific family as carrots, parsley, dill and celery. It is believed …

Tarot of the Week: IV The Emperor

After meeting the female dominant queen of the universe the fool stumbles upon her male counterpart. He is powerful and represents structure and authority. His stern attitude compliments the sensuous feminine Empress. He is pictured with a white beard to show wisdom in authority. He holds an Ankh in his right hand and an orb in his …