This full moon in Capricorn is a very optimistic and positive one! It will feel like a breath of fresh air after some of the heavier astrological influences of June.
This full moon is sextile Jupiter which adds to the cheerful nature. Mercury went direct and the Sun shifted into Cancer. The sun is high in the sky and this full moon week supports playfulness, pleasure and soaking in the good times of life.
Don’t forget to take time to smell the flowers this full moon week!
The keyword for this card is “contentment” which is a powerful word. Contentment represents being in a place of peaceful satisfaction.
Satisfaction, gratitude, appreciation, and contentment are powerful emotions that bring us right into the present moment where all of our power is.
However, sometimes when we struggle in life, it can be difficult to feel gratitude or appreciation even when we know it will help. That is why contentment is so important.
Read full article at: Spirit de la Lune ~ Full Blessing Moon | Making Your Own Blessing Oil
Text and photos by Juliet Blankespoor
This article was originally written for Mother Earth Living magazine and is published here with permission from the publisher. Mother Earth Living is an American bimonthly magazine about sustainable homes and lifestyle.
As a child, I spent many afternoons scaling the white pines my father had planted in our backyard. Decades later, when I bought my first home, my dad set to planting trees right away, including a weeping willow by the creek in our front yard. The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree: My daughter spent her youngest years learning to climb in the low branches of that willow. Those white pines and that willow are now towering giants. Watching a tiny sapling grow into a massive being is deeply satisfying.
When we think of healing plants, our minds gravitate toward the plants growing at our feet – the garden herbs, weeds, and woodland plants of the forest floor – but there’s a veritable treasure trove of healing remedies towering above. Humans have been harvesting and using medicine from trees for millennia, and medicinal trees and shrubs probably already grow near where you live. Perhaps you’re already able to identify the trees in your midst, and you merely need to learn their medicinal qualities and how to harvest them.
Read complete article at: Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine ~ Harvest Medicinal Trees In Your Backyard