Custom Astrological Flower Essence Blends - 2nd Saturn Return
To prepare for another stage of your life. Place more emphasis on inner and spiritual development and less on outer growth and acquisition.
Includes: 1 oz/30mL Custom Flower Essence Blend according to your planetary progressions, assessed and prescribed by William Stickevers
Get emotional, mental, and physical support during challenging planetary progress with a flower essence blend custom-made just for you according to your natal horoscope.
Custom Flower Essence Blends for Challenging Transits are 20% off when prescribed in a consultation with William Stickevers.
2nd Saturn Return
If you're 56 years of age, the 18-month period going forward represents the ending of a significant cycle in your life. This cycle began at roughly twenty-nine years old and it is not time for it to end. You have been actively engaged in the outer world for some time now but it now becomes more appropriate to prepare for another stage of your life. This cycle will place more emphasis on inner and spiritual development and less on outer growth and acquisition.
Flower Essences and Astrology
Flower essences can be used as support when working with astrological timing techniques, such as transits and progressions, which allow us to understand our own personal developmental cycles at any given time. Custom flower essence blends help mitigate personal challenges and encourage you to investigate opportunities for deeper learning and understanding.
Additionally, flower essences may be useful as support when navigating various periods. For example, we regard the retrograde cycles of the personal planets — Mercury, Venus, and Mars — as opportunities for re-evaluation, times that may be better for reflection and retracing our steps rather than taking new action. Yet, with many people still inclined toward a “doing” orientation, mustering additional patience to wait for the right timing would be a great boon. For this, we could turn to Impatiens, a Bach flower remedy that inspires more patience and connects us to the natural rhythms of time.
Another effective custom blend is created according to your natal horoscope, to support your individuation, emotional state, challenges, and overall mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing and balance the negative tendencies in your chart. (See Natal Horoscope Support Custom Flower Essence Blend.)
Dr. Edward Bach wrote that "each herb corresponds with one of the qualities, and its purpose is to strengthen that quality, so that the personality may rise above the fault that is the particular stumbling block." (Barnard, Julian, ed; Collected Writings of Edward Bach, Bach Educational Programme, Hereford, UK, 1987, p 100.)
Combining flower essence healing with astrology enables us to do something with the astrological awareness we have. For many, awareness is not enough. We want to change, to heal, to make those decisions and take that action, but something stops us, and that something is often the inertia and habits of the past. This is where the incredible healing potential of flower essences lies. Apart from restoring emotional and mental balance during times of stress and trauma, they seem to aid us in shifting our perspective.
What are flower essences?
Flower essences (also called flower remedies) are herbal infusions or decoctions made from the flowering part of the plant, which uniquely address emotional and mental aspects of wellness. The first 38 flower remedies were formulated by the British physician Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s, including the “12 healers” that are now associated with particular zodiac signs.
Not to be confused with essential oils, flower essences do not have a fragrance. Used for thousands of years by many cultures, including those in ancient Egyptian and traditional Asian societies as well as by Australian aborigines, the infusions capture the flower’s signature energetic imprint in water, which is then used as a base for the remedy.
How do flower essences work?
Flower essences have been used by numerous cultures in healing and health for thousands of years. Both the 12th-century Benedictine abbess, Hildegard von Bingen, and the 16th-century astrologer and physician, Paracelsus, worked with the dew collected from flowers and plants — one way to make these remedies — in their approach to healing.
The early 20th-century English physician Dr. Edward Bach is credited by many with the rediscovery and popularization of flower essences. In his extensive search for a more holistic approach to healing that reflected the interplay between mind and body, he discovered 38 different essences now called the Bach flower remedies, each of which addressed a specific mental or emotional state. Many people are introduced to flower essences through the use of a popular Bach formula known as Rescue RemedyTM, a combination of five flowers that is used to alleviate acute stress.
Flower essences bolster mental and emotional well-being. Each flower addresses a pattern of constitutional temperament, characteristics, and qualities, helping to bring our emotions and mental states back into balance, thereby alleviating personal triggers of stress. They are a helpful and targeted addition to a self-care regimen aimed at overall wellness.
Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants which interact with the subtle bodies of the human being, working through the medium of water.
How to Use Flower Essences
Flower essences can be used either orally or topically. If you want to use them orally, the recommended dosage is usually two to four drops of each essence four times a day taken under the tongue or in a glass of water.
The topical application of flower essences is also helpful. The flower essences can be applied directly to the skin, either on the pulse points or specific acupressure points. You can also use the custom flower essence blend in a spray bottle and spritz yourself and your environment several times a day.