Tag Archives: healing practice

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 […]

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 […]

April Astrology Forecast

The theme for April is MOMENTUM. When something has momentum it takes more of an effort to change its course, and less of an effort to move it in the direction it is already going. This is a tricky month as momentum will take hold in whatever direction you happen to be putting your focus […]

It’s the Spring Equinox. Welcome Spring!

Dear Friends, HAPPY SPRING! Our lives move in cycles, much like nature moves from one season to the next. The harvest and seed time of fall leads to the darkness and dormancy of winter which ushers in the emergence and rebirth of spring which opens to the fullness and fruitfulness of summer. “We have our […]

5 Yoga Poses That Combat Depression

One of the chapters in my life included a 10-year bout with deep depression. This depression became compounded when I was confronted with loss and grief. I took antidepressants of varying kinds for many years and attempted talk therapy. For me, none of these approaches worked. This is not to say antidepressant medications and psychotherapy aren‘t […]

Awakening the Water Element: Essential Oils and Your Yoga Practice

See earlier article, 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. The Water Element (Apah, Jala) The water element in the body refers to the water that flows through our veins, or the circulatory system in […]

Are you ready for a severe flu season?

Achy body, pounding head, chills, fever, sore throat…sounds like you’ve caught the bug going round. Influenza or flu is hitting early and hard this season. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), this year’s flu season is well under way and living up to its expected severity1. The strain of flu, H3N2, is largely […]