Plant of the Moment
Age of Aquarius: Keep Calm and Carry On
The sun is just a few days into Aquarius, an eccentric sign coming into an eccentric mix of planetary positions. We have a little Aries, a little Scorpio, a little Capricorn; all of which are a little intense.
To calm all of this, and take advantage of Aquarius’ visionary side, we can use valerian.
You might have heard of this herb as it’s commonly used to ease anxiety and promote healthy sleep. It works by calming the nervous system and dissipating all kinds of restlessness, either physical or emotional.
The dried root is used in a tea, tincture, or pill, and can work against insomnia and anxiety. It can also be used symbolically for protection, purification, and to bring positive energy and boost self-esteem.
Cats are supposedly attracted to the scent of valerian, which seems appropriate, as cats have that aloof, independent Aquarius energy. The best way to harness Aquarius energy this month is to support your unique qualities, the things that make you different from the crowd.
These gifts can also be the things that cause us stress and worry, and so using an herb that calms that fear of sticking out can help us to stand out in the best way.
Grounding Element Pro Tip: Try this valerian tincture from Wise Woman herbals.