Star of Bethlehem

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What was the star that the three Kings, Magi or wise men were following going go the birth of Jesus?  Was this actually a star in the heavens?  Just like all the other problems with Christianity, no one knows what star it was.  This is supposedly the most important star in the history of the world and they have lost it.  The star that says,  “This is your God” and they forgot which one it was!  For those of you who have read my work, you already know what the star is, but to my new readers this will come as a surprise.  

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Herb Maker Gift-Giving Idea: Glassware

The Herb Society of America Blog

I’ve asked five blog contributors to share their favorite herb-related gift ideas.  HSA’s blog will be running one per day during the first week of December. – Paris Wolfe, Blogmaster

By Andrea Jackson, HSA Member

glassware 2I spent some time thinking about herbal holiday gifts. What is it that I just can’t do without and what is it that always thrills me when I receive it. Are you ready?

Glassware!  Yup, all different kinds.

Mason jars of all sizes for jams and jellies and to age potpourri and to store bulk herbs and to keep elderberry syrup and habanero hot sauce. And then there are corked topped glass cylinders for stacked potpourri and roller top glass vials for perfumes and tiny glass cork topped vials for mixing essential oils to make new perfume blends. Oh, and recycled decorative liqueur bottles for homemade herbal liqueurs and cordials. Lovely antique vanity jars look…

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GIFTING WITH INTENTION: HERBAL DIY

Good Witches Homestead

So much of the holidays get lost behind the buying and gifting that it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that this time of year is about love, family, and doing good in the world. Gifting with intention has been our goal when it comes to thinking about the holidays, and it seems especially important these days, as we live in such challenging times. As herbalists, we love giving herbal gifts, as they are unique and are always well loved.

These simple and easy DIY recipes can be made at home, and the ingredients can be sourced at your local health food store/ co-op, or on Plant Therapy.

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DIY AROMATHERAPY SPRAY

It makes an excellent gift for anyone who experiences stress and worry. This aromatic blend of herbs is traditionally used to promote a joyful spirit and positive mental attitude*.

It pairs exceptionally well with this easy DIY…

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New Moon In Sagittarius- Moonthly Energy Report

Happy New Moon, beauties!

New Moon in Sagittarius Moonthly Energy Reading Spirit de la Lune

We have a beautiful moon cycle ahead of us! As we walk deeper into the darkness of Winter, it is important to remember what is most important to us and embody our lightness like the pale snow covering the ground. 

What is most important to you? How can you keep it glowing in your heart? 

Keep these questions in mind while you flow through this Wolf Moon cycle.

New Moon in Sagittarius Moonthly Energy Reading Spirit de la Lune
New Moon in Sagittarius Moonthly Energy Reading Spirit de la Lune

Now cozy up with a warm blanket, light the fire, and with a hot cocoa in your hand keep reading our moonthly energy.

First Quarter in Aries December 15th

New Moon in Sagittarius Moonthly Energy Reading Spirit de la Lune

Aries energy keeps the momentum high and energy is building up. The card pulled for this phase is Movement. Make sure you do not lose your patience or waste your precious energy. 

Now is the time to focus and channel your energy into your big plans and let this energy move through your body in a healthy way. Burn any excess energy off by moving your body and tap into your strength. You are stronger than you think! 

Do not procrastinate or let the energy settle and stagnate in your body… You will most likely get sick that way! 

Read the other three quarters of the moon at Spirit de La Lune