The first time I picked up an astrology book was when I was 15. Connecting to my sun sign of Aquarius was like opening up a book and reading about my life. From then on, astrology flitted in and out of my life. About 6 years ago, I started really delving into it, reading as much as I could and pulling up charts to try to decipher them. A year ago I made the leap to start studying with a teacher and mentor who has been doing astrology for almost 40 years.
You may ask “what the heck does this all have to do with wellness, Cathy?” It took me this long to realize what an important, historical, life art that astrology is and how it has woven itself in and out of my own wellness path, but it kept showing up in sessions with clients, my classes and life in general. And isn’t wellness the overall arc of life?
Last year, I finished up my Master Aromatherapy certification and had to pick a subject to do my research paper on. I decided to write about Astrology and Aromatherapy. Unfortunately, there aren’t many books out there on those 2 specific things together, so I pulled out old texts on astrology and herbs and went from there. During this time, I had started reformulating my Pure Aromatics line focusing more and more on what the skies were telling me and the energies that inspired some of my creations. I had always blended with purpose, intent and intuition, but I’ve now completely immersed my creations into this amazing life art of astrology.
And so The Astrothecary was born.
The name came from the blending of Astrology and Apothecary, as both were just as important as the other. When one peruses The Astrothecary store, they might recognize zodiac and planetary names, herbs and aroma names and sometimes crystals and stones, but aren’t really sure what they can do. Each of these are limited edition, small-batch and come with instructions how and when to use. Once they’re gone, they’re gone and you will have to wait until the skies come back around again!
Here is a run-down of the items and what energetic qualities they bring:
Sacred Cleansing Spray – Juniper extract, Lavender, Lemon, and Cedar essential oils with Amethyst chips. Extraction sits for a full moon cycle. Blended under the full moon. Used for clearing and cleansing spaces when the energy feels heavy or just needs a little tidying up.
Light a Fire Under Your M-Arse! – Juniper Extract, Bloodstone gem elixir, Ginger Root, Black Pepper, and Sweet Basil essential oils under the New Moon of ARIES. Use when you need to plant a seed of motivation for projects, goals or to just start the process of picking yourself back up from falling down.
Pluto Transforms – Pomegranate Seed Oil, Scorpio Full Moon-charged Obsidian Elixir, Myrrh and Patchouli essential oils diluted in Sunflower seed oil. When you Need to start over, a rebirth or overhaul. Also, good to use when you’re ready to face your shadows and get to work on yourself.
Venus Winks – White violet flower infused oil, Carnelian elixir, Sunflower seed oil, White Rose Absolute, Ylang Ylang essential oil, and Vanilla Bourbon. Blended in Taurus Sun and New Moon. Use for a decadent experience. Talk about ultra self-care and self-love! (And maybe some other love too!)
Jupiter’s Luck – Hand Infused Linden Blossom Oil, Green Aventurine elixir, Cedar and Balsam Fir essential oils in sunflower seed oil. Blended under a Sagittarius Full Moon. Use for bringing abundance, joy and to magnify luck.
Mercury Directs – Gemini New Moon quartz elixir, small batch Lavender extract, Marjoram and Peppermint essential oils. Use “Mercury Direct” spray to support you through Mercury Retrograde and allow you to embrace and realize it’s time to double-check your actions and slow down.
Saturn Reigns – Comfrey extract, Rosemary and Cypress essential oils, and Capricorn Full Moon soaked up Smokey quartz elixir. Use to Put up some boundaries, structure in your life and protection.
Ur a Rebel – under the Aquarian Uranus ruled bloodmoon, Mullein infused oil, Rutilated Quartz, Bergamot, Clove and Black Pepper essential oils. Use to RESIST! Rebel! Ready for a big change or need that push? This is it.
Sun Rise – Blended under the Leo New Moon with Citrine elixir, Mugwort infused oil, Juniper extract, German Chamomile and Frankincense. Use for attracting a sweet warmth, creativity and a little happy in your life.
Neptune’s Dream – Jojoba and willow infused oil based lotion blended with Chrysocolla, Kyanite, and blue Calcite elixir and Neroli, Jasmine, and Fennel essential oils. Blended under a full moon in Pisces. Use for dream journaling…inspiration, creativity, meditation.
Dark of the Moon – New Moon in Cancer. Infused willow and mugwort oil, clarysage, Myrrh Jasmine essential oils, and labradorite charged. Use for: spending time to sit with your shadow self and get to know it and the root of yourself. This is purely about connecting with your emotional self.
Mercury Directs (New Moon in Virgo) – Quartz elixir bathed in the energy of the Virgo New Moon. Mercurial and Virgo essential oils of Lavender, Fennel and Peppermint blended with organic sunflower seed oil and the elixir. Use for organization, expression, care of the self.
Venus Winks (Double Libra in Sun and Moon) – Rose quartz elixir under Libra Sun and New Moon. Sunflower oil and Violet infused oil with Geranium, Rose, Ylang Ylang essential oils. Use for bringing in beauty, love, harmony, and Venus!
These are not all of the creations, but this can be a guide to get you started. As always, you can reach out and chat with me if you have any questions or clarifications! Custom blends are ALWAYS welcome as well!
I appreciate you reading this far. This subject is neither simple or familiar to many people, but a new learning opportunity. Never stop learning.