Astrology and Essences - Unique Essence Pairings for Capricorn

Brandy Oswald

Capricorn

With the start of another new year comes the ambitious, persevering, and reliable Capricorn. Our Capricorn friends, born approximately December 22 to January 19, are one of the three grounded, realistic, loyal water signs. Their loyal nature fosters perseverance  and a desire to support their people even through hard times.

Though Capricorn is realistic and dedicated, their practical, persevering nature can transform into rigidity and pessimism.

For both the highs and the lows, the good and the bad, there are flower and gemstone essences that are perfect for Capricorn. Every vibrational essence uniquely addresses particular emotional states or tendencies. It is for this reason that essences pair so well with the astrological world. Essences harness the relationship between the frequencies of the human body (emotions, thoughts, and spirit) and the frequencies, or vibrational energy, of the natural world. Similarly, astrology explores the relationship between the frequencies in our bodies and the frequencies of the planets. While it might seem that essences and astrology are unrelated, they both address the energetic relationship between nature and the human body. For this reason, vibrational essences offer powerful support for each of the zodiac signs.

Capricorn, let’s raise your frequency and get you vibrating at an all-time high!


Below are a list of Star Essence flower and gemstone essences to help support the positive characteristics of your sign and additional essences to help counter any undesired Capricorn characteristics.


How it works:

Essences listed next to positive characteristics work to support and encourage the associated positive trait. Essences listed next to less desirable characteristics work to counteract the associated trait.

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CAPRICORN

December 22 to January 19

Devoted, fearless Capricorn you an ambitious and dedicated leader. Support your ambitious nature and discover the adventure of new projects with our Soul Purpose and Project Catalyst essences. Soul Purpose is great for exploring what gifts you have to offer the world, while Project Catalyst is perfect for bringing those gifts to life.

Capricorns, we know you can easily get stuck in a cycle of negativity and can become a bit rigid. Grab our I Am Gratitude mustard essence to let go of pessimism and embrace the many joys already present in your life. Support flexibility and your ability to adapt with the willow essence.


Essences for Capricorn Qualities:

Ambitious ~ Soul Purpose, Project Catalyst (Indian Paintbrush), Chalcopyrite

Persevering ~ Faith and Courage, Inocencia Coca (Coca), Lepidolite

Mature, Reliable ~ Early Bloomer (Oxalis), Oak

Family-Oriented ~ Soul Family (Blue Ceanothus), Otter Delight

Pessimistic ~ I Am Gratitude / Mustard, Wild Rose, Celebration Blessings Spray

Rigid ~ Willow, Azurite/Malachite

Snobbish ~ Beech, DolFUN~Being Love

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10 Flower Essences to Ring in the New Year with Self Love, Joy, and Abundance

Brandy Oswald

10 Flower Essences to Ring in the New Year

Every December 31st people around the world gather to celebrate and wish for a new year filled with abundance, self-love, joy, and sweet new beginnings. Unfortunately, in an effort to make these wishes a reality, we often resort to setting strict, joyless resolutions that consequently fall by the wayside by March. This year, let’s do things differently. Let’s open up to the blessings that await in the new year. Stop forcing, striving, and fighting - rather, open up and create space for the magic that lies ahead.

 Today we’re giving you a round-up of our 10 favorite essences to ring in the new year with self-love, joy, and abundance. Replace those restrictive resolutions with soulful intentions as you incorporate these essences into your new year. The more soulful the intention, the more soulful the impact!

 

10 Essences to Ring in the New Year

 

Celebration Blessings Spray

Featuring: Dance, Eternal Youth, Pure Joy, Otter Delight, 24k gold, and essential oils of lime, bergamot, tangerine, orange, and lavender

Celebrate the new year with joy, happiness, and delightful dancing. Celebration Blessings Spray makes everything happier and more joyful. It is great for movement of all kinds, especially dance. It features some of our most joyful essences including: Dance, Pure Joy, and Otter Delight. Also enjoy its uplifting blend of essential oils including: lime, tangerine, and orange.

 

Quintessential Balance

Featuring: Balance & Stability, Faith & Courage, Clear Quartz (master healer)
Indulge in a few too many cocktails or cookies over the holiday season? Quickly return to a state of equilibrium with our Quintessential Balance essence blend. This blend of essences is the perfect rescue remedy for adults, teenagers, children, pets, and even plants! It is truly an essence must-have.

 

Holy Harmony Spray

Featuring: Balance & Stability, Be Nurtured, Faith & Courage, Nature Communion, and essential oils of lavender & fennel
As the holiday season comes to a close and the new year begins, we often find ourselves searching for harmony - with family, friends, and even ourselves. Invite balance, harmony, connection, and unconditional into the new year with our Holy Harmony Spray. It’s both relaxing and uplifting, making it the perfect post-holiday elixir.

 

Perfect Weight

Featuring: Balance & Stability, Master Teacher, Sublime Chocolate, Sacred Union, Rose Quartz
The new year is traditionally a time of resolutions, goal setting, and strict diet and weight loss plans. They never really seem to work all that well, leaving us feeling disappointed. Try something new this year with our Perfect Weight essence blend. It supports balanced appetite and metabolism, while promoting confidence and self-love. The perfect weight is a state of mind, which is why this essence blend is crafted to promote the release of emotional, as well as physical, weight. Enjoy your beautiful body and achieve your perfect weight state of mind in 2017!

 

The Way I Am

Calla Lily flower essence
Love yourself exactly as you are this new year with our favorite essence for self-love - The Way I Am. This calla lily flower essence supports radiant self-love and self-acceptance, while promoting authentic self-expression.

 

Cerato

Golden Bach Flower
Begin the new year with confidence and self-reliance with the Cerato flower essence. It will support you in trusting your own judgement, allowing you to release uncertainty and self-doubt in the new year.

 

Sweet New Beginnings

Pink Jasmine flower essence
Experience clarity and ease as you usher in the new year. Our Sweet New Beginnings essence will allow you to adjust to the new year with ease and balance. It is also great for connecting to the divine!

 

Prosperity Alchemy Spray

Featuring: Freedom/Libertad (with 24k gold), I Am Generosity, I Am Gratitude, Diamond, Emerald, and essential oils of bergamot, clove, and nutmeg
Ring in the new year with prosperity and abundance. Our Prosperity Alchemy Spray is perfect for promoting optimism, good fortune, and financial well-being. Expect abundance and wealth from unexpected sources when using this powerful essence blend.  

 

Project Catalyst

Indian Paintbrush flower essence
Is there a project you’ve been wanting to dive into but can’t seem to find the inspiration or motivation? We’ve got just the thing for you. Stoke the fire of creativity, passion, and inspiration with our Project Catalyst flower essence. The start of a new year is a powerful time to launch a new endeavor, begin a new project, or tackle your goals. Allow the Indian Paintbrush flower to be your project catalyst for 2017. Let’s make it happen!

 

Let Go & Trust

Oregano flower essence
Holding onto attachments, stressors, or challenging situations from 2016? Release them with ease with the help of our Let Go and Trust essence. Create space for something new in the year ahead. Let Go and Trust is also a great essence to use during a new year cleanse.

 

 

 

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12 Essences for a Happy, Stress-Free Holiday Season

Brandy Oswald

Happy Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a wild whirling of emotions. It’s a beautiful melange of joy and stress. From family gatherings, to hanging decorations, to holiday parties, it seems there’s always something to do and somewhere to be. During a time of year that brings such immense joy and gratitude, we often find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and stressed out.

Allow gemstone and flower essences to transform your holiday season by raising your frequency and promoting harmony, balance, gratitude, and joy. Adding vibrational essences to your holiday season assists in releasing the stress and embracing all of the joyful moments that we are blessed to experience this time of year.

Today, we’re bringing you 12 essences for a happy, stress-free holiday season. We’ve outlined these essences by their ability to promote gratitude, joy, family harmony, and balance. Happy Holidays, Starry Friends!

 

Essences for Gratitude

I Am Gratitude

This Peruvian flower essence is great for raising the octave of love during the holiday season. Whether it’s at the family holiday party, the dinner table, or while giving and receiving holiday gifts - this essence will infuse you and your loved ones with abundance and gratitude. Add this essence to your holiday traditions and not only experience gratitude, but BE gratitude!

 

Mustard

This Golden Bach flower essence is a powerful supporter of gratitude, joy, and emotional equilibrium. When families gather, and the holidays are upon us, emotions tend to be high. It’s a beautiful and messy melange of joy, gratitude, love, and stress. Using the mustard essence will help keep emotions balanced this holiday season, while enhancing feelings of gratitude and joy.

BONUS: Click here to get an insider’s look at the making of the Mustard Essence with Star Essence Founder, Star Riparetti!

 

Loving Thoughts

Keep a positive perspective and an open heart this holiday season with our Loving Thoughts essence blend. It supports optimistic, loving thoughts, which allow us to recognize and express gratitude for all of the blessings in our lives.

 

Essences for Joy

Celebration Blessings Spray

Celebrate the joy of the holiday season with our Celebration Blessings Spray. This essence blend is perfect for ceremonies and celebrations of all kinds. It makes everything happier. Spritz it at your family holiday party, at your office holiday party, and at all of your celebratory gatherings this holiday season.

 

Pure Joy

This magnificent orange blossom flower essence promotes enthusiasm, euphoria, and pure joy. Use it this holiday season to keep spirits high and joy abundant. Oh, did we mention it is the perfect addition to party punches!

 

Dance

Dance, our essence from the vibrant, red bougainvillea flower, supports grace and brilliance. It will get you flowing gracefully with life, while adding some vibrancy to your dance moves. This is a great essence to get you and the family moving gracefully during the holidays.

 

Essences for Family Harmony

Otter Delight

As our only animal essence on this list, Otter Delight supports family harmony and joyful play. It encourages heightened self-love, ensuring that you are able to give love this holiday season. Add this essence to your holiday traditions to strengthen family bonds and promote family playtime!

 

Holy Harmony Spray

Given the intensity of emotions and obligations that arise during the holiday season, allow our Holy Harmony Spray to offer some much needed peace and harmony. This essence blend is both soothing and healing, allowing you to stay calm and collected despite high emotions during the holidays. It has a simultaneously relaxing and uplifting blend of lavender and fennel essential oils. The perfect essence blend for some serenity now!

 

Art of Gentle Communication

If there is one thing that instantly improves family harmony, it’s gentle communication. With our Art of Gentle Communication calendula flower essence, encourage softer, more positive communication this holiday season. This essence will bring a calm, healing energy to your family as they gather for a joyous holiday.

 

Balance & Ease

Balance and Stability

Balance and ease are not necessarily sentiments that we associate with the holiday season. Release stress this year and return to a state of balance and harmony with our Balance and Stability essence. It is a great essence for feeling balanced in your environment, especially during times of stress. This essence is also great for children and animals. Say hello to balance and stability for the whole family!

 

Quintessential Balance

This broad spectrum stabilizer quickly returns equilibrium to those who use it. It’s anti-stress properties are great when you are feeling  off-center and in need of balance and ease. Bring quintessential balance to the entire family including kids, pets, and plants!

 

Azurite/Malachite

Lastly, we have the Azurite/Malachite gemstone essence for loving tolerance. This essence creates a willingness to listen, relate, and communicate while remaining in the heart space. Keep your family vibrating in the octave of love and tolerance this holiday season with this powerful gemstone essence.

 

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Astrology and Essences - Unique Essence Pairings for Sagittarius

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Sagittarius Astrology and Flower Essences

It’s Sagittarius season, which means it is a time of optimism, independence, knowledge, and adventure. Our Sagittarius friends, born approximately November 23 to December 21, are one of the three wise, adventurous, inspirational fire signs. Their knowledge-seeking nature gives way to creativity and wisdom, while their independent personality fosters adventure, especially outdoors.

Though Sagittarius is optimistic and adventurous, they may find themselves becoming a bit too blunt and reckless. This is a sign for which gentle communication and patience are very important.

For both the highs and the lows, there are flower and gemstone essences that are perfect for Sagittarius. Every vibrational essence uniquely addresses particular emotional states or tendencies. It is for this reason that essences pair so well with the astrological world. Essences harness the relationship between the frequencies of the human body (emotions, thoughts, and spirit) and the frequencies, or vibrational energy, of the natural world. Similarly, astrology explores the relationship between the frequencies in our bodies and the frequencies of the planets. While it might seem that essences and astrology are unrelated, they both address the energetic relationship between nature and the human body. For this reason, vibrational essences offer powerful support for each of the zodiac signs.

Sagittarius, let’s raise your frequency and get you vibrating at an all-time high!

Below are a list of Star Essence flower and gemstone essences to support the positive characteristics of Sagittarius and additional essences to balance any undesired characteristics.

 

How it Works:

Essences listed next to positive characteristics work to support and encourage the associated positive trait. Essences listed next to less desirable characteristics work to balance the associated trait.

 

SAGITTARIUS

November 23 to December 21
Essences for Sagittarius Qualities:

Optimistic ~ Gorse, Mango Paradise (Mango)

Independent ~ Freedom/Libertad, Spirited/Audacious and Bold (Gazania)

Philosophical, Knowledge-Seeking ~ Brilliant Student, Opaque Blue Sodalite

Adventurous, Outdoorsy ~ Nature Communion, Travel Solution, Blue Turquoise

Blunt ~ Art of Gentle Communication (Calendula), One Heart

Reckless ~ Clear Head (Feverfew), Impatiens

Self-righteous ~ Humility (Wild California Peony), Vervain

 

For more deeper look at the relationship between the zodiac and vibrational essences, we’ve created a free Vibrational Essences & Astrology E-Book! It highlights the relationship between the zodiac and vibrational essences and masterfully outlines essences to support each sign of the zodiac.

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7 Essences for Giving Thanks This Thanksgiving

Brandy Oswald

We are so grateful

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, we’re reminded to give thanks for all of the blessings in our lives. However, it can be easy to get swept up in the stress of the season like cooking a gigantic family dinner or that pesky relative making his yearly visit. Let’s take some time this Thanksgiving to steer clear of stress and refocus on the beautiful things in our lives.

Some great ways to shift your focus towards the blessings in life is to develop and support a daily gratitude practice. Gratitude lists, journaling, and prayer are a great way to do this. Of course there is another gratitude practice that we’re very fond of. You guessed it - flower essence use!

There are many wonderful flower essences that work to raise our frequencies, shift our perspective to the positive, and support our ability to experience and express gratitude. Don’t just bring your famous apple pie to Thanksgiving dinner this year, bring some flower essences, too, and support yourself and your family in giving thanks this Thanksgiving!

Not sure where to start? We’ve gathered together a list of our six favorite flower essences for expressing gratitude and one great gemstone essence as well!

 

7 Essences For Giving Thanks This Thanksgiving

 

I Am Gratitude

An obvious choice for the first essence on our list is the I Am Gratitude flower essence. This Peruvian flower essence is great for raising the octave of love around the dinner table. It supports the user in being able to give and receive feelings of gratitude. Add this essence to your Thanksgiving traditions and not only experience gratitude, but BE gratitude!

 

Mustard

This Golden Bach flower essence is a powerful supporter of gratitude, joy, and emotional equilibrium. When families gather, and the holidays are upon us, emotions tend to be high. It’s a beautiful and messy melange of delight, appreciation, love, and stress. Using the Mustard essence will help keep emotions balanced this holiday season, while enhancing feelings of gratitude and joy.

BONUS: Click here to get an insider’s look at the making of the Mustard Essence with Star Essence Founder, Star Riparetti!

 

I Am Generosity

We can’t talk about the holiday season without talking about generosity. During the Thanksgiving holiday we are not only giving thanks, but time, love, and energy into crafting a delicious meal, a finely decorated home, and designated time with loved ones. It is important to support our generosity during this time of year, so that we can continue to give thanks, joy, and energy to the ones we love. The I Am Generosity flower essence is the perfect essence for enhancing magnanimous flow and abundance during this joyful time of year.

 

Prosperity Alchemy

Strengthen your affirmations of generosity and gratitude with the Prosperity Alchemy essence blend featuring Freedom/Libertad, I Am Generosity, I Am Gratitude, I Remember, Citrine, Diamond, and Emerald essences. With Prosperity Alchemy you will remain open and willing to receive gratitude and abundance.

 

One Heart

One Heart is a great unifying, love-filled essence that brings people together. If your family tends to argue or experience divides during the Thanksgiving holiday, the One Heart essence is great for supporting acceptance of one another and unifying the entire family.

 

Loving Thoughts

Keep a positive perspective and an open heart this Thanksgiving with our Loving Thoughts essence blend. It supports optimistic, loving thoughts, which allow us to recognize and express our gratitude for all of the blessings in our lives.

 

Green Adventurine

Lastly, we have our featured gemstone essence - Green Adventurine. This gemmie is a powerful promoter of harmony, positive vibrations, and emotional security. Adding this essence to your Thanksgiving holiday will soothe emotions, foster a sense of peace and harmony, and allow you to experience the joy of giving thanks.

 

 

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Using Essences Holographically: Taking Essences as Service

Arielle Ela•Ra

We are blessed to live in a time of Awakening. Though its opposite can sometimes feel like the more prevalent force, more and more of us are becoming aware everyday of our interconnectedness, and the fact that there is more to this world- and to us- than meets the eye.

There are many beautiful tools to assist us on our journey of Awakening, including flower and gemstone essences. Traditionally, these vibrational remedies have been used for personal healing, well-being and development- and as our individual consciousness impacts the collective consciousness, this in and of itself is an act of service to the world. But what if we were to take it a step further? What if we were to take essences for the world, or for others?

What if we were to use essences holographically?

Scientifically, a “hologram” is defined as a three-dimensional image created with photographic projection, or formed by the interference of light beams (as from a laser). Spiritually- and for our purposes here- a hologram is a blueprint of material reality constructed by the light frequencies of our thoughts and intentions. Whenever we use our desire and intent to manifest something, it exists first holographically- essentially as an etheric scale model.

Clairvoyants can often see these holograms, or incoming realities, in people’s energy fields. An example is when I was working on manifesting a romantic relationship. An entire year before my partner and I physically entered one another’s lives, two different psychics did a reading for me and talked about my “boyfriend” in the present tense- the energy of his hologram was so pronounced in my field that they were certain we were already in relationship! (They also described his appearance in remarkable detail, including that he was holding a guitar- all of which turned out to be true.)

Technically of course, whenever we use essences with deliberate intent- for instance to manifest healing of a physical malady- we are using them holographically, because on an energetic level we are fashioning a hologram of our desired reality (in this example, a body in perfect health)! However when taking essences consciously on behalf of others, we are projecting that hologram outward: making the “holographic” terminology that much more appropriate, and how I am choosing to define it here.

 

So how does one take essences holographically?

You can think of using essences holographically as simply an added dimension to the prayer and positive visualization you’re probably already doing for your loved ones and for the world.

Following is a suggested meditation you can use- and these steps aren’t strictly necessary. Ask for and listen to your own inner guidance. The protocol can be very simple or very elaborate. You can choose to invoke and involve whatever deity, angel, saint or other loving, evolved light beings are meaningful to you. You will develop your own process that is unique to you (and possibly unique to each focus).

 

Holographic Love Meditation:
  1. Center and clear yourself, in whichever way works best for you personally- through breathwork, meditation, time in Nature, or sacred movement. It can be nice to spritz yourself with Star Essence’s Crystal Clear Spray.
  2. Ask the higher self or overlighting deva of the person, place or situation you are making your focus for permission to send healing. You will intuitively feel, hear, see, sense or simply know the answer. (If it is no, honor that.)
  3. If it is yes, set your intention and continue with the process. Remain open and flexible throughout for suggestions or guidance from the focus’ higher self or spiritual guardians, or from your own. Remember you are simply an instrument.
  4. Focus on your heartspace and on love, until you can feel an expansive energy in your heart chakra (you may feel it in your higher heart, or thymus chakra, as well). It may feel warm, tingly, soft, or even like a rush of emotion. The experience will be unique to you.
  5. When you feel fully in this heartspace, visualize a glowing energy vortex of love in front of you. It may look like a spinning chakra, or like a sphere or a disc- it may be green or pink or gold. However it wants to manifest for you is fine. Project the love from your heart into this energy field and feel both it and yourself continue to expand as if you are fed from the same stream of unconditional source energy (you are).
  6. Now visualize the person, place or situation you are making your focus and place them respectfully into this love vortex.
  7. Take drops of (or mist yourself with) the essence chosen for your focus, and intend that this energy is also going into the love vortex, and into them. Reaffirm or elaborate on your intention if it feels appropriate. Most importantly, send your focus the omnipresent love and support of the Universe, and envision them fully held in the space of their highest good, and embodying their greatest potential. Create a hologram of divine perfection and enfoldment.
  8. Gently, like blowing a kiss on the wind or releasing a bird into the sky, send or project this love vortex/hologram to your intended focus.

 

Note that even if your focus’ higher self or overlighting deva has given permission for healing, they themselves may not be ready to fully receive it just yet in this dimension. That’s okay. So long as you have honored their free will and acted in service with the blessing of the divine, your love hologram will contribute to their highest good at the rate and level that is perfect for them.

Again, throughout this process, honor the universal law of Free Will. This means honoring Divine Will. It should go without saying that using essences holographically (and any other undertaking) should never be done with an intent to manipulate, control or interfere... Or with overly-specific prayers or visualizations (however well-intentioned) that try to dictate a particular outcome to a Universe with, let’s face it, far more infinite possibilities for good than we can imagine!

A good way to preface your intention when using essences holographically is the old stand by, for the good of all. Or, for the highest possible outcome. You can also close with: this, or something even better!

 

You can take essences on behalf of…

    Individuals in government.
    Countries or cities.
    Groups, organizations, corporations or minorities.
    Threatened species or habitats.
    Gaia, our Mother Earth.
    Loved ones, acquaintances or even strangers in the news you feel called to uplift.
    Humanity as a whole.
    Peace, Prosperity, Light, Love, or any other positive paradigms seemingly in need of more anchoring in this dimension.

     

    Some tips:

    Choose one person, situation or collective to make your focus, and one essence (or blend of essences) to use on their behalf. Ideally this is the only essence you will take for your chosen duration of service. If you feel guided to use another essence to support you during the process- or if you detect that something shifts with your focus and they require a different or supplementary essence halfway through- that’s okay. Your intuition is your best guide.

    You can use essences holographically as a stand-alone practice, or commit to a daily practice over a number of days for a specific focus.

    You should only use essences holographically as service when feeling clear, grounded, and energized. Select a time and duration for your service that is free of excessive scheduling, obligations, emotionally charged events or stress. (And if any extenuating circumstances should crop up, stop the process. You can resume at a more ideal time.)

    Remember that often the things we are most triggered by or called to be in service to relate to something that we ourselves are working on or needing to balance. Always, you are both the healer and the healed, the teacher and the student. Stay open, aware, and fluid. Let yourself be surprised and delighted by the process.

     

    The word hologram comes from the Greek: holo meaning “whole,” and gram meaning “message.” When we use essences holographically, we act holistically. We send a message of wholeness and love to the world, and to ourselves.

     

    Arielle is a long-time Star Essence employee and practitioner who has been using Star Essences for over 15 years. She also creates her own essences and alchemical blends which can be explored at www.arielixirs.com.

     

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    Believe in love, always.

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    Believe in love

    In yogic philosophy, there is a practice known as svadhyaya, or self-study. Svadhyaya is often thought of as the study of how one interacts with, and reacts to, the world around her/him. You might call it noticing yoga.

    It’s noticing habits, thoughts, reactions, instincts, speech, desire, need, and more. At first, it’s merely recognizing. Then, perhaps, it becomes assessing what feels good and what does not, what is true and what is not, what serves you and want does not. From there, it’s choosing to interact with the world differently. It’s stepping back to act, not out of instinct, but intention. It is moving forward into the person that you desire to be - into your full potential and service to the world.

    It’s choosing to know yourself better to better serve the world.

    Now is a time when we need svadhyaya, when we need self-study. It is a time to step back and  acknowledge what we know to be true. In the name of self-study, in the name of love and unity, here is what I know to be true: Love is real. I see it. I feel it. I live it. Goodness is also real, as is joy and compassion. They are all so real.

    I know this to be true.

    It is time, now, to look inward and acknowledge the truth that love and goodness are real. It is important to remember that we see and feel their realness every day. We have a choice, as we turn our focus inward, to let go of what does not serve us and move forward into our full loving, unifying potential and service to the world. We have a choice to grow the love and joy and peace within, so that we may pass that goodness onto those we come across. We have the ability to create a snowball of love and joy and peace.

    I know this to be true.

    This reminds me of a profound message from author Elizabeth Gilbert in her book Eat Pray Love. Gilbert writes, “The best we can do then, in response to our incomprehensible and dangerous world, is to practice holding equilibrium internally - no matter what insanity is transpiring out there…. Imagine the universe is a great spinning engine. You want to stay near the core of the thing - right in the hub of the wheel - not out at the edges where all the wild whirling takes place, where you can get frayed and crazy. The hub of calmness that’s your heart. Stop looking for answers in the world. Just keep coming back to that center and you will always find peace.”

    I know this to be true.

    Lastly, I ask of you but one thing.... Believe in love. Always.

    Need to fill up your love cup? Here are our favorite flower essences for promoting love, unity, and inward reflection:

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    It's Scorpio Season: An Inside Look at Astrology & Essences

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    scorpio flower essencesIt’s Scorpio season, which means it is a time of passion, intuition, and mystery. Our Scorpio friends, born approximately October 23 to November 22, are one of the three emotional, sensitive, intuitive water signs. Their passionate nature fosters both creativity and romance, while their intuitive personality makes them seem almost psychic in nature.

    Though Scorpio is adaptable and known to embrace transformation and change, their passionate and intuitive nature can transform into obsession, jealousy, and resentfulness.

    For both the highs and the lows, the good and the bad, there are flower and gemstone essences that are perfect for Scorpio. Every vibrational essence uniquely addresses particular emotional states or tendencies. It is for this reason that essences pair so well with the astrological world. Essences harness the relationship between the frequencies of the human body (emotions, thoughts, and spirit) and the frequencies, or vibrational energy, of the natural world. Similarly, astrology explores the relationship between the frequencies in our bodies and the frequencies of the planets. While it might seem that essences and astrology are unrelated, they both address the energetic relationship between nature and the human body. For this reason, vibrational essences offer powerful support for each of the zodiac signs.

    Scorpio, let’s raise your frequency and get you vibrating at an all-time high! 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Below are a list of Star Essence flower and gemstone essences to help support the positive characteristics of your sign and additional essences to help to balance any undesired Scorpio characteristics.

     

    How it Works:

    Essences listed next to positive characteristics work to support and encourage the associated positive trait. Essences listed next to less desirable characteristics work to balance the associated trait. 

    SCORPIO

    October 23 to November 22 

    Essences for Scorpio Qualities:
    Passionate ~ My Passion (Passionflower), Floral Erotica (Sticky Monkey Flower), Sacred Union, Red Coral

    Psychic ~ Illumination, Blue TopazTransparent Indigo Sodalite
    Transformative ~ Graceful PassagesLabradorite, Unakite
    Deep, Mysterious ~ Divine GoddessWhale Time, Moldavite
     
    Obsessive ~ New Perspective (Filaree), High Frequency, Crystal Clear Spray
    Jealous ~ I Am Gratitude / Mustard, Loving Thoughts
    Resentful, Wounded ~ For Giving (Acacia), Star of Bethlehem, Ruby

    For more deeper look at the relationship between the zodiac and vibrational essences, we’ve created a free Vibrational Essences & Astrology E-Book! It highlights the relationship between the zodiac and vibrational essences and masterfully outlines essences to support each sign of the zodiac.

    Get on the wait list and be one of the first Starry Friends to receive your free copy of our Star Essence’s Vibrational Essences & Astrology E-Book!

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    Flower Essences - Where they come from & how they work

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    New to the world of flower essences? Today, we’re answering the two most frequently asked questions from flower essence beginners. You’re not alone if you’ve been wondering Where the heck did flower essences come from. In our fast-paced world, it seems as though new health fads are constantly surfacing. The good news is that flower essences aren’t one of them.

    In this post we’ll explore the ancient roots of flower essences and their powerful, natural healing properties. Let’s dig in!


    History of flower essences

     

    With their high harmonic frequencies, flower essences support change, growth, and heightened spirituality. It is often assumed that flower essence healing is a fairly young, new age practice because of the momentum that it is gaining in the mainstream media as an innovative, new approach to healing. The truth is that flower essences, in some form or another, have been used for centuries. In fact, evidence exists that flower essences were used by the aborigines of Australia and Peru, as well as by Native Americans.

    In the 16th century Swiss physician Paracelsus studied the essential qualities of life, which moved him to work with the healing power of flowers. It is said that he is the first to articulate the Doctrine of Signatures theory, introducing the notion that the external appearance of a plant provides clues to its healing properties. He even had his patients drink the dew from flowers in order to access these healing properties.

    Flower essences saw a modern revival in the early 1900’s with the help of renowned flower essence practitioner Dr. Edward Bach. Dr. Bach was an English pathologist and bacteriologist who gave birth to the revival of the ancient knowledge of flower essences. Inspired by 18th century German physician Samuel Hahnemann and his homeopathic principles, Dr. Bach recognized that nature provides more gentle, effective healing than many medical practices. And so, Dr. Bach went on to prepare 38 flower essences that have come to be known as the Bach Flower Essences. (Editor’s Note - Star Essences has our own line of Golden Bach Flower Essences, inspired by the very essences created by Dr. Bach!)

    How do flower essences work?

    Flower essences are crafted by imprinting the unique energetic signature of a flower into pure, clean water. This imprinted water is known as the mother essence. Flowers are the highest expression of a plant’s development. They are the soul of the plant. When placed in water and infused with the energy of sunlight, the flowers are able to charge the water with their energetic imprint. Being that everything that exists has a frequency, whether high or low, flower essences, and their high frequency, are able to raise the energetic frequency of users. Flower essences shift lower frequencies to higher frequencies, allowing users to operate on a higher energetic plane.

     

    There you have it - a brief history of the ancient practice of flower essence healing and the powerful ways that flower essences offer their healing properties. We hope this helps spark a lifelong love of flower essences!

    Need a fun essence to start your journey? Try out Angel Rejuvenation Spray blend of flower essences and essential oils. It is our most popular product!

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    Mystical Monday - 5 Vibrational Essences to Enhance Your Psychic Abilities

    Brandy Oswald

    Pineal Gland - Pineal Light Infusion - Third Eye Flower Essence

    With the Halloween season upon us, it seems you can’t turn around without seeing spooky decorations of ghosts, goblins, and spirits affixed to a neighbor’s door. The truth is, however, that for many folks the other-worldly isn’t all that spooky. In fact, many people are actively working to support their ability to experience activity beyond this realm - to enhance their psychic abilities.

    Today, we’re highlighting our most powerful vibrational essences for assisting in connecting to other dimensions, higher realms, and the other-worldly. These essences are great for mystical beginners because they work to open your ability to receive and recognize messages you may have otherwise overlooked. They are also great for established psychics and intuitive readers, allowing them to maintain and strengthen their connection to higher realms, clairvoyant messaging, and complete transcendence.

     

    5 Vibrational Essences to Enhance Your Psychic Abilities

     

    Pineal Light Infusion

    When discussing enhanced psychic abilities, it is important to note the powerful role of the third eye center as it relates to clairvoyant activities. The third eye center is associated with the pineal gland, a tiny cone-shaped mass of tissue located behind the third ventricle of the brain. Anatomically speaking, the pineal gland is an endocrine organ secreting hormones, including melatonin. Metaphysically speaking, the pineal gland is the activation point of the energetic center known as the third eye point.

    The third eye point is said to facilitate connection to high realms, serving as an energetic gateway to other dimensions. The Pineal Light Infusion orchid essence supports purification and heightened energetic activity at the third eye. Channeling its namesake pineal gland, this essence was created using a pine cone-shaped orchid with spiraling blooms.

    Use our Pineal Light Infusion essence to activate and heightened the energy at your third eye, opening the gateway to other dimensions and higher realms!

    Transcendence Anointing Oil

    Another great essence for third eye activation is our Transcendence Anointing Oil. Use this blend of vibrational essences to anoint your third eye, heightening intuition and clairvoyant abilities. This essence blend includes our High Frequency Andean orchid essence to get you vibrating at your highest energetic potential. It also includes delightfully, uplifting scents of lemon, lime, and tangerine essential oils. Anoint away!


    Illumination

    Continue your path of transcendence with our Illumination blend of vibrational essences. This blend is a portal of transcendence, allowing users to move through energetic octaves. It also encourages receptive qualities, further deepening one’s ability to receive messages from other realms.


    Telepathic Reception

    Support the receipt and interpretation of psychic messages with this incredible Telepathic Reception clary sage flower essence. It facilitates fun, open, precise, and profound intuitive sessions, making it the perfect addition to psychic readings!

    Transparent Indigo Sodalite

    So far we’ve covered third eye activation, transcendence, and telepathic reception. It’s time to dive even deeper. Our Transparent Indigo Sodalite gemstone essence is a powerful essence for enhancing not only inner vision, but paranormal vision as well. It supports keep perception and ability to recognize paranormal activity. An incredible essence for mystics looking to deepen their connect to other dimensions and energetic realms.




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