Medical Astrology Series: Virgo

By: Ashley Noack, CCH VIRGO – THE VIRGIN (August 22- September 23) Element: Earth—Practical, Resourceful, Regenerative Planet: Mercury— Logic, Reason, Intellect Body Parts Ruled: Small Intestines + Gallbladder / Nervous System Modest / Analytical / Service-Oriented / Organized / Industrious / Conscientious   Summer is nearly over, and the harvest time is here, but the work is […]

Medical Astrology Series: Libra

By: Ashley Noack, CCH LIBRA – THE SCALES (September 23- October 22) Element: Air— Conversational, Balanced, Temperate Planet: Venus— Art, Beauty, Social Grace Body Parts Ruled: Kidneys + Low Back / Skin Charming / Diplomatic / Affectionate / Refined / Harmonious / Peaceful In the wake of the Autumnal Equinox, we stand equally in the light […]

Mugwort Materia Medica

A classic herb in both medicine and magic, mugwort has a long history of use in both herbal medicine as well as more esoteric practices. Mugwort is the herb that becomes Moxa, a traditional preparation used in TCM in very similar ways to acupuncture. The prepared herb is placed on acupuncture points and burned to […]