Matthew and I are very bad bloggers. We both have close Mercury Saturn squares, which is unfortunate as when we start writing it’s good, but getting started is the problem!
So, to break the silence I thought it would be a good time to pull together some of Matthew’s Facebook posts made during his recent trip to Canada. He was taking part in the Energy Medicine training course to further his knowledge of the wonderful Pacific Essences http://www.pacificessences.com/training.html Whilst there he posted some thoughts to Facebook on each of the five elements. The programme is based on the five elements model of traditional Chinese medicine and Matthew captured some initial thoughts on each of the five elements.
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The Facebook posts,
This element has a similar meaning in Western and Chinese systems. It’s all about your enthusiasm (en theos = with God) and creative drive, and of course both are unlimited, the more you create, the more creativity you have. You can take one of the fire related essences to give your fiery qualities a boost, or if you are feeling like you are out of balance with any of them. For example, ruby is an amazing essence for courage. Rainbow kelp is the alchemist, changing difficulties into gold. Ox eye daisy is for getting things in perspective, seeing the big picture. Alum root can help you to resolve power struggles in relationships creatively. Thinking astrologically, many fire essences would relate to fifth house issues, or issues which are blocking Mars – say Mars aspects with Saturn, or Neptune or Pluto.
These are the starting point which enables us to experience all the other elements, because it is by incarnating on the Earth that we can experience fire, metal, water and wood. Most of the Earth essences are very nurturing, like Mother Earth, and so astrologically a lot of them must be Moon-based essences. A healthy earth element is grounded, comfortable with their actions and in their body, and just able to get done what needs to be done. When Earth is out of balance, signs include obsessive thinking, worry, not enough movement, muddle, avoiding looking after oneself, or eating disorders, inability to follow through on commitments, or to transform thoughts into actions. Some great Earth essences include Wallflower for helping with the feeling of being different and not belonging, Hermit Crab for isolation, Sea Turtle for grace and going with the flow, Jasper for eliminating shame and worry.
When metal is in good shape, we are just really comfortable and graceful in our bodies and clear and sharp in our thinking, allowing ourselves to hear intuition and have our thoughts, feelings and what we do all working together. If metal is out of balance, we might feel really sad, or just that general anxiety that things aren’t right, or very rigid and tight in our bodies or in our thinking. A lot of this can be worked on without essences, e.g by breathing or by feeding the senses, spending time with animals.
Some similarities with water in western astrology, but some differences. For example traditional Chinese medicine emphasises how water is linked to ancestral issues and the dna blueprint, more like the 4th, 8th and 12th houses than the three water signs. An out of balance water is fearful and timid. In its best case scenario, water is access to Truth with a capital T, trust in the flow, calmness and inner peace. There are some amazing essences associated with the water element, such as Blue Camas for acceptance and balancing the rational and intuitive thinking, Sponge, for finding acceptance and the middle way, Bluebell for having the courage to express self fully, Lapus Lazuli for clear channelling and seeing others without judgement.
Finally, Matthew posted some brief details on the essence mixtures. More details of each can be found at http://www.pacificessences.com/ and you can purchase the essences from us or Helen at Heavenly Hypnosis.
Going to interrupt the elemental dialogue and write today about the 18 Good Vibrations essence mixtures. These have been put together as combinations to really give us a boost in an area we want to move forward. Most of the names speak for themselves. Abundance, good for anyone who astrologically speaking wants a boost around their second house and material, emotional or spiritual resources. There’s Radiant Beauty, for confidence to express who we really are with confidence – would boost any Sun sign. How about Optimal Learning, which we might try in our classes in future Another fun one is Kid’s Stuff, for anyone who wants to be more playful, good for getting that Saturn into his cool guy who hasn’t lost his sense of humour possibility. Forgiveness speaks for itself. There are also essences to balance each of the elements, so for example fire if you need a spark, water for cooling down. These ones are really good because you can pretty much self select, no need for an essence practitioner… Although one is available if you need one!
Hopefully this is enough of a taster to make you want to find out more! You can book astrology and essence readings with us via the following link https://www.smoothbook.co/ap/index.php/textbook/show/801 These can either be face to face or online via Skype, so geography is not a problem.