Root to Rise Remedies combines the ancient healing arts of astrology and herbalism to offer a holistic approach to wellness. Feeling better is the whole point. We live at a time in history where our environmental and psychological health is under tremendous stress. This is visible in the deterioration of the earth’s resources and rampant pollution, as well as in the anxiety, depression, and toxicity in our culture. But we’re not powerless to this– we all have the ability to become more conscious of the root of the problem.

My 20 years of study and observation of astrology has taught me that when people are aware of their natal charts, they have a better understanding of their life’s purpose. The birth chart offers a perspective on the energies operating within our consciousness, and that vantage point gives us a detached view of the strengths and weaknesses we came into this world with. And from that foundation, we can see how the planets are operating right now within our chart, gaining an understanding of the cycles of growth and change from a larger context.ROA_8239

That’s where herbalism, aromatherapy, and medical astrology comes in. No one said evolution was going to be easy. Life is challenging and we have to take care of our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Plants and flowers have been used medicinally for centuries, and the modern technique of herbal, essential oil, and flower essence therapy provides a safe and natural alternative to the modern day plethora of prescription drug problems maintained by a corrupt health care system. Synthetic skincare and over-the-counter medicines often cause more symptoms than they cure, and parabens and other toxic chemicals are harming our bodies and polluting our water supply. It’s time to take health back into our own hands.

I grow most of my own herbs, and purchase dried ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs and fresh plants from local organic farms. The essential oils and flower essences I use are all sourced in ecologically sustainable ways, and the products are organic and pure. My blends offer benefits for the mind and body because plants and flowers heal physically and emotionally. Just like astrology, plant medicine is older than us. And by reconnecting with our roots, we can simplify this complicated world we’ve created, and feel better.

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