Aries Wound Wash
Combine equal parts (fresh or dried):
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Calendula Calendula officinalis
Plantain Plantago major
Use 1-2 Tablespoons of herb per cup of water.
Pour boiling water over herbs in a glass jar,
cover and steep for 5-10 minutes.
Strain and use as a wash, soak, or compress for wounds.
Credit for this formula: Sajah Popham, Materia Medica Monthly, www.evolutionaryherbalism.com
FDA Disclaimer: This formula has not been evaluated by the FDA, is not intended to
substitute advise from a physician, and is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
Aries The Ram
And so the cycle begins again. The Spring Equinox and the Aries archetype initiates and begins a new cycle. Pisces season brought us dissolutions, surrenders, and deaths, and now Aries brings us new life. Do you feel this in your life? Are you ready to initiate and begin anew? Well, this is the theme of the beginning of Spring!
Aries is Cardinal Fire. Imagine a spark, a seedling bursting from the dark earth, a budding tree. To learn about Aries, look to nature as Spring bursts forth following Winter, or imagine the animal that represents Aries: a Ram!
Aries is the archetype of courage, of our will to survive and thrive, and quite simply, our life force. When we are faced with challenges or crisis, will we loose ourselves in overthinking and indecision, or will we call upon our inner strength and just do what needs to be done? We all have Aries somewhere in our natal chart: it's a universal archetype, and we all need to call on it from time to time! Where other archetypes involve thought processes, feelings, relating, or skills, Aries in simple and pure: Action.
Like every zodiac sign, Aries has its light and its shadow. Its higher and lower expressions. Its evolved and unevolved traits. While courage and adventure are necessary to keep life exciting, Aries can look for stress and crisis where there need not be any. Aries can look for conflict instead of accepting peace. Aries can leap without looking, which can be dangerous, albeit exciting.
During Aries Season this year, from March 20-April 19th, we can look to where we need a little courage, spark, and initiation. We can remember our inner warrior, and use it to slay our inner demons while being careful not to slay other's feelings in the process!
Happy Aries Season! May you march bravely towards your dreams and the life you want to live!