Category Archives: Healing Circles

Celebrating the Winter Solstice: Setting Clear Intentions

Winter Solstice is at 9:11 AM Pacific Time on December 21. Do a ceremony around honoring yourself and your own truth. Your desires should be given top priority. Remember you cannot fix or create intentions for anyone else, but you are being invited to set clear intentions for yourself.  Don’t be afraid to dream big. […]

A Ceremony for the Autumnal Equinox

Praying for Release Autumn, urge me to drop every leaf I don’t need – every task of habit I repeat past its season, every sorrow I rehearse, each unfulfilled hope I recall, every person or possession to which I cling – until my branches are bare, until I hold fast to nothing. Blow me about […]

August Astrology Forecast and Suggested Aromatherapy for Support

  August 2013 The theme for August is “FOLLOWING THROUGH” This month you take the expansion and magic of July and anchor it into what you want and what you have committed to. Now the work begins, the real discipline, the paying attention to the details, finishing what you start, sorting through and fine-tuning. It […]

Lotus Pose and Chakra Colors

Using Essential Oils in Yoga to Balance Your Chakras and Elements

“We embody all the elements: earth, air, fire, water, space.  Through this we are the living embodiment of all of existence.”  – Anne Van de Water, Yoga Instructor.   Giselle Mari is one of a growing number of yoga teachers who are beginning to use essential oils as an integral part of their yoga classes. […]

Celebrating Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is right now! This is definitely a time to celebrate what’s new, what is coming, where your transition is taking you, and what’s next, as well as to be in gratitude for the many gifts and support you have received along the way. The desire for being in love with others and life […]

June Astrology Forecast – Transition

The theme for JUNE is TRANSITION. Most of us are reeling a bit from May’s many lessons around manifesting. Some of us may be dealing with some hard truths around old beliefs, and some are in deep assimilation of choices and changes. We are either exhausted from dealing with huge amounts of energy, or feeling […]

Awakening the Fire Element: Essential Oils and Your Yoga Practice

See earlier articles, Awaken Your Elemental Self: Essential Oils and Your Yoga Practice at https://www.ancientwaysbotanicals.com/2012/10/awaken-your-elemental-self-essential-oils-and-your-yoga-practice/ for introduction to using essential oils in your yoga practice, the Earth Element, and safety guidelines.  See https://www.ancientwaysbotanicals.com/2013/02/awakening-the-water-element-essential-oils-and-your-yoga-practice/ for article on water element and your yoga practice. The Fire Element (Agni) The fire element is that part of nature that transforms […]

Manifesting: Astrology Update for May

The theme for May is MANIFESTING. This is a very powerful month and you would be wise to use it well. The theme of manifesting brings up many areas to work on. There is plenty of material around this theme for growth, change, elimination, study, breakthrough, expansion, balance and alignment. It continues to be a […]

What are the Beltane Fires?

Flowers in abundance, green grasses, colorful ribbons, dancing as wild beasts, rituals around sacred bonfires, celebration of fertility and sensuality – Beltane.  This ancient Gaelic Holiday marks the beginning of summer. The smoke, ash and flames of the sacred fires are thought to be filled with protective powers, promoting growth and fertility. Beltane is the […]

Full Moon Update

Dear Friends, The Full Moon is Thursday, April 25 at 1:58 PM Mountain Daylight Time. The Full Moon comes with a Lunar Eclipse (the first of three) making this indeed a potent time. It is a time to connect more deeply with who you are and what you need and desire at this time for […]