Taurus Lymphatic Tea Mandala
2 parts Calendula Calendula officinalis
2 parts Cleavers Galium aparine
1 part Mullein Verbascum thapsus
1 part Peppermint Mentha x piperita
Drink 2-3 cups daily for several weeks to promote proper lymphatic drainage.
Prepare as an infusion: For every cup of water, use approximately 1 Tablespoon of herbs.
Pour boiling water over herbs in your favorite tea pot or glass jar, cover and steep for 15-30
minutes, strain and enjoy!
Credit for this formula: Rosemary Gladstar’s Family Herbal
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. If you are pregnant, nursing, or taking
medications, please consult with your physician before starting new supplements or herbs.
Taurus Season, April 19th-May 20th 2021
Welcome Taurus Season!
Cardinal Aries melted Winter into Spring and initiated the spark of new life. Now Taurus, Fixed Earth, settles us into mid Spring.
Fixed Earth is represented by the mineral kingdom...rocks and stones, the bones of the Earth. Taurus is also symbolized by the Bull and is the most earthy of all the signs. Studying this archetype can teach us about that which we all either consciously or unconsciously seek: Peace and Serenity.
After fiery Aries season's exhaustive activity , Taurus seeks the calm, grounding energies of the Earth. It's time to relax, soak in the beauty of nature, and replenish our bodies, minds, and spirits. Sound simple? That's because it is. Taurus connects us to the physical, material world and reminds us of the importance of simplicity. The touch of a friend or lover, bird song at dawn, sun shining through a blooming tree at sunset, or a favorite song. Anything that brings us out of our heads and into our bodies and the present moment is a pathway to peace. I think I can safely say that most of us would greatly benefit from slowing down to notice the tiny miracles happening all around us. Just imagine how our world could transform! Peace begins with me!
Further insight into Taurus can be found by studying Venus, its ruling planet. Venus, the goddess of love, is the planet associated with beauty, harmony, and balance. How we find peace and balance in our own lives and relationships can be further understood by knowing where both Venus and Taurus lie in our own birth charts. If we all seek peace and harmony, becoming conscious of the ways we unconsciously attempt to feel good can be incredibly insightful. Self awareness is key of course, so here are some questions that may help: What activities bring me a sense of peace and stillness? What do I find most beautiful? What helps me feel connected and close to those I love? What can I do to be more 'in my body' and 'out of my head?' What kinds of food ground and nourish me, leaving me feeling healthy and satisfied? What can I do each day to find inner stillness and repose?
The gifts of Taurus in a nutshell? Awareness of the physical senses as a pathway to peace.
It is easy to see how pop astrology likes to describe Taurus as stubborn or lazy. What could be more unmovable than rocks and mountains? Seeking peace and comfort, while necessary and healthy, can also lead to stagnation if one becomes entrenched in habitual patterns that have outworn their stay. Like nature and her seasons, we are cyclical beings who have death and rebirth cycles of our own. The way we think, respond, relate, cope, find peace, and unwind serve us for a time before we receive their expiration notice. Whether we ignore or respond to this notice is up to us!
May 20th will bring us into Gemini season, when the Air element quickens the life force and spreads information and knowledge. But for now, let's enjoy the beauty and repose of this gorgeous season, and perhaps find some new healthy ways to find peace and inner stillness. Wishing you wellness now and always.