Wisdom

Welcome to our blog, where ancient wisdom meets modern spirit! Here you’ll find articles written by herbalists, healers, witches, holistic health practitioners, astrologists, and experts in many other fields of healing. We hope to present a collection of wisdom that is multi-faceted, multi-cultural, and intergenerational. Enjoy your exploration!

Recommended Readings

emperor tarot
Rituals
Roshina Jimenez

Grounding into The Emperor: Reflections on The Tarot

Up until the tender age of thirty-one, the Tarot played a rather enigmatic role in my life. The Tarot was all at once mystical, foolish and beguiling. As a child, I would often see my Plutonian sister searching for life’s answers in her colorful Tarot deck. In typical younger sister fashion, I rejected the Tarot,

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Crystals For Love
Rituals
Katherine Stanbury

Season of Love Crystal Guide

This season, as we consider practices to connect to our love for ourselves and others, we might go towards ritual, such as spells, prayer, or working with crystals. Crystals can offer a tangible and visible reminder of love, plus, they’re absolutely beautiful to keep around the home. Below, Katherine Stanbury— a modern mystic, yogi, oracle

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Recent Knowledge

CBG

CBD, CBG, and You: There’s a New Cannabinoid in Town

News outlets can’t afford to ignore it. Everybody’s heard of it, but nobody really knows what it is. It’s CBD, and, for that matter, a host of other constituents of the cannabis plant making big waves in headlines and on shelves. The mystery surrounding this ubiquitous cannabinoid, second in fame only to THC, isn’t just

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moon milk

The Ultimate Guide to Moon Milk Medicine

Moon milks have captured the attention of food bloggers across the world. They’re gorgeous, they’re tasty, and the name is downright dreamy. The idea behind this popular “moon milk” craze is perhaps based on the old wive’s tale that claims warm milk helps you sleep. These frothy concoctions are meant to serve essentially the same

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Lunar Eclipse

Cancer Lunar Eclipse: Tender Release in the Midst of Profound Change

John Ruskin, Velvet Crab January 10, 2020 — A cathartic Cancer Lunar Eclipse arrives on Friday, at 11:21am Pacific Time, in the midst of major astrological events that are inciting profound change. The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is drawing closer, exact on Sunday, marking the paradigm shift. Until then, this eclipse is allowing for great emotional and karmic

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January Horoscope

January Horoscopes with Yarusha Jimenez

It’s the first month of 2020, and talented intuitive Yarusha Jimenez has some beautiful insight for what the next 30 days bring! Read on, and find out what this January Horoscope has in store. Aries & Aries rising: The sun enters your 10th house this month itʼs time to put the focus on your professional

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Healing the Healer

This is an alert(!) for the healers out there: the herbalists, witches, reiki practitioners, energy workers, therapists, doctors, social workers, activists, massage therapists, hair stylists, mothers, fathers, teachers, empaths, volunteers, and friends. Whether we can acknowledge it or not, we have willingly chosen the role of ‘healer’ either within our social circles or as professional

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emperor tarot

Grounding into The Emperor: Reflections on The Tarot

Up until the tender age of thirty-one, the Tarot played a rather enigmatic role in my life. The Tarot was all at once mystical, foolish and beguiling. As a child, I would often see my Plutonian sister searching for life’s answers in her colorful Tarot deck. In typical younger sister fashion, I rejected the Tarot,

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Meet the Maker
CBD
The Alchemist's Kitchen

Meet the Maker: goodness

This month, we were so excited to chat with the CEO and founders from goodness, a conscious CBD company where 10% of profits are dedicated to helping innovative non-profits fight for the well-being of people and planet. Check out their amazing Rest CBD & CBN Sublingual Spray and Sharp CBD & CBC Vape Pen here!  Tell us

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CBD and Self-Love
CBD
Micaela Foley

Self-Love with CBD

“In a society that profits from your self doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act”– Guerilla artist Caroline Caldwell The idea of self-love isn’t a new concept. Yet somehow, it has become revolutionary in our modern era of fast-paced, rat-race supremacy culture where overworking oneself to the point of exhaustion or breakdown is praised –

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CBD
The Alchemist's Kitchen

CBD Drug Interactions: What You Need to Know

With the rise in popularity for CBD oil, one major question people are wondering: “Is CBD safe to use with other substances and medications?” Researchers are still studying its benefits, as well as how it interacts with other substances. We advise consumers who are on prescription medications or use other substances to consult their health

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herbs for self-love
Herbalism
Arielle Hayat

Herbs for Self-Love

To connect with ourselves, feel grounded, and tune in, a wonderful place to start is by practicing a self-care ritual. When you perform a ritual with intention behind it, it allows you to truly be in the moment– this is a stress relief tactic all on its own. It’s quite different than a habit, or

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CBG
Herbalism
Celia Gold

CBD, CBG, and You: There’s a New Cannabinoid in Town

News outlets can’t afford to ignore it. Everybody’s heard of it, but nobody really knows what it is. It’s CBD, and, for that matter, a host of other constituents of the cannabis plant making big waves in headlines and on shelves. The mystery surrounding this ubiquitous cannabinoid, second in fame only to THC, isn’t just

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moon milk
Health & Wellness
Val Elkhorn

The Ultimate Guide to Moon Milk Medicine

Moon milks have captured the attention of food bloggers across the world. They’re gorgeous, they’re tasty, and the name is downright dreamy. The idea behind this popular “moon milk” craze is perhaps based on the old wive’s tale that claims warm milk helps you sleep. These frothy concoctions are meant to serve essentially the same

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Season of Love
Health & Wellness
Raisa Tolchinsky

Seven Kinds of Love, According to the Greeks

Even memory is not necessary for love. There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.” –Thornton Wilder, “Bridge of San Luis Rey,” 1927 As we begin to celebrate the Season of Love, for ourselves and for others, you might

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self-love
Health & Wellness
Molly Suggs

Coaching Yourself Toward Self-Love and Acceptance

We hear over and over again from self-help gurus and spiritual teachers that self-love is the most important practice we can build; how important it is to gain our independence, love ourselves fully, or else no one is going to love you back.  If you don’t love yourself, then how can others love you? In

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moon milk
Health & Wellness
Val Elkhorn

The Ultimate Guide to Moon Milk Medicine

Moon milks have captured the attention of food bloggers across the world. They’re gorgeous, they’re tasty, and the name is downright dreamy. The idea behind this popular “moon milk” craze is perhaps based on the old wive’s tale that claims warm milk helps you sleep. These frothy concoctions are meant to serve essentially the same

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Lunar Eclipse
Astrology
Juliana McCarthy

Cancer Lunar Eclipse: Tender Release in the Midst of Profound Change

John Ruskin, Velvet Crab January 10, 2020 — A cathartic Cancer Lunar Eclipse arrives on Friday, at 11:21am Pacific Time, in the midst of major astrological events that are inciting profound change. The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is drawing closer, exact on Sunday, marking the paradigm shift. Until then, this eclipse is allowing for great emotional and karmic

Read More »
January Horoscope
Astrology
Yarusha Jimenez

January Horoscopes with Yarusha Jimenez

It’s the first month of 2020, and talented intuitive Yarusha Jimenez has some beautiful insight for what the next 30 days bring! Read on, and find out what this January Horoscope has in store. Aries & Aries rising: The sun enters your 10th house this month itʼs time to put the focus on your professional

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Atava
Herbalism
Raisa Tolchinsky

A Conversation With Curandera Atava Garcia Swiecicki

Last month, I was lucky enough to speak with Curandera Atava Garcia Swiecicki, MA, RH (AHG), the founder and lead instructor of Ancestral Apothecary, School of Herbal, Folk and Indigenous Medicine—- a school which was born from Atava’s dream to create a more diverse community of herbalists and healers in the Bay Area. Atava has

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Samhain
Witch
Madison Murray

Samhain’s Past and Present: Season of the Witch

We call it the Season of the Witch; the season of autumn’s arrival, the harvesting of crop, and the earth’s transition from life to rest. While deeply rooted to all of nature’s cycles, witches are most commonly associated with the autumn season and its ties to Halloween (cue the green skin and warts!) Whether we

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Crystals: A Witch's Guide
Rituals
Katherine Stanbury

Crystals: A Witch’s Guide

This guide highlights the most important crystals for witches and how to incorporate them into your witchcraft. Clear Quartz: All Chakras The great-grandmother of the mineral kingdom offers alignment at the mental and emotional level resulting in profound clarity and self-acceptance that leads to action, growth, and healing. Great crystals suited for any purpose as

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Sex Magick
Rituals
Kaylin Brown

Sex Magick Spell for Self-Love and Prosperity

Having a strong and loving relationship with self is crucial to the foundation of any magickal practice. You need to always be willing, even when times are hard, to show up compassionately for yourself and your goals, and to show up honestly in the ways you may hold yourself back from creating and experiencing the

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moon milk
Health & Wellness
Val Elkhorn

The Ultimate Guide to Moon Milk Medicine

Moon milks have captured the attention of food bloggers across the world. They’re gorgeous, they’re tasty, and the name is downright dreamy. The idea behind this popular “moon milk” craze is perhaps based on the old wive’s tale that claims warm milk helps you sleep. These frothy concoctions are meant to serve essentially the same

Read More »
emperor tarot
Rituals
Roshina Jimenez

Grounding into The Emperor: Reflections on The Tarot

Up until the tender age of thirty-one, the Tarot played a rather enigmatic role in my life. The Tarot was all at once mystical, foolish and beguiling. As a child, I would often see my Plutonian sister searching for life’s answers in her colorful Tarot deck. In typical younger sister fashion, I rejected the Tarot,

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