[Lotus Tribe Clothing] Take A Breath – Progressive Muscle Relaxation with Breath

Are you feeling tight and tense?

Are you holding tension in your body?

How about your jaw? Your forehead?

Try this quick and easy Progressive Muscle Relaxation with Breath exercise today!

Progressive Muscle Relaxation with Breath:

  1. Lie on your back and close your eyes.
  2. Take a few deep breaths to prepare.
  3. Start at your feet. As you breathe in, tense the muscles of your feet.
  4. As you breathe out, release the tension in your feet.
  5. As you breathe in, tense your calves (the muscles on the back of your lower leg).
  6. As you breathe out, release the tension in your calves.
  7. Repeat this for each body part, working your way towards your head.
  8. End with your face, releasing the tension in your jaw, eyes and forehead.
  9. When finished, take a moment to simply lie there and feel your entire body. 
  10. Notice the sensations and see if there is anywhere you are still holding tension, if so, release it with your breath.
  11. When ending the session, move slowly and thank yourself for taking a mindfulness break.

[Buddha Stones] 🌱 Weekly Buddha Quote Sharing 🌱

[Buddha Stones] 🌱 Weekly Buddha Quote Sharing 🌱


[Lotus Tribe] Meditation for Seniors

Meditation can help reverse the rate of aging, especially when it comes to maintaining your gray matter, which is the part of your brain that helps control movement, emotion and memory. From reducing stress, anxiety, and depression to improving our attention spans, discover how meditation can benefit you as you get older and how to get started.

Multiple studies over the years have shown the benefits that meditating has on your brain and overall mental wellness. Not only can it help control stress, but it can also positively impact attention span, memory, verbal fluency, processing speed, overall cognitive flexibility, conflict monitoring, and even creativity. It can especially be worthwhile as you get older to help offset the mental aging process.

Meditation Benefits for Seniors

Not only can meditation often provide immediate results but participating in a regular practice can bolster healthy aging. A study conducted by UCLA found that consistent meditation can result in less loss of gray matter, which allows you to control movements, retain memories, and regulate your emotions as you age.

Here are some of the reasons you should consider incorporating meditation into your retirement lifestyle.

Promote Mindfulness

The practice of meditation is about more than just sitting still. It’s about focusing your thoughts and your breathing — both of which help promote overall mindfulness. The American Psychological Association defines mindfulness as a “moment-to-moment awareness of one’s experience without judgment.”

The benefit of such practice helps reduce rumination — or becoming stuck in negative thinking — which has been linked to a range of adverse effects, including stress, depression, memory loss, and the inability to focus.

Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Depression

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20% of adults ages 55 and older experience some form of anxiety, severe cognitive impairment, or mood disorders, including depression; all of which can negatively impact physical, mental, and social functioning.

While meditation has long been viewed as a way to reduce stress, it can also reduce the side effects of stress by allowing you to control your response to it. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins University found that meditation can be as effective as antidepressants in reducing the symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Boost Immune System

As you age, your immune system no longer responds to fighting off illness and disease as robustly as it did when you were younger. Recent studies on the effect of meditation on your immune system response is promising, suggesting that it can reduce inflammation, boost cell immunity, and reverse biological aging. One study from the Annals of Family Medicine even found meditation helped significantly reduce the severity and longevity of cold and flu symptoms.

Control Pain

According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30% of adults in the United States over the age of 65 experienced some form of chronic pain and 26% of all adults are projected to be diagnosed with some form of arthritis by 2040.

Mindfulness meditation helps us learn to control pain by focusing on our breathing and rewiring the brain to not ruminate. In fact, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, meditation has proven to have greater results than cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Improve Concentration and Attention

Our ability to learn, remember, and problem solve slows down as we age. Focused meditation can help improve all three, not only for people who have long been practicing, but even for those who have just started.

A study published in Psychology Today found via MRI studies that meditators had more stability in the region of the brain linked to spontaneous thoughts and mind wandering, meaning they were better able to control their thoughts and keep their mind sharp.

Lower Blood Pressure

Your body naturally release nitric oxide in response to feeling relaxed. Nitric oxide is a compound that causes your blood vessels to expand, in turn, lowering your blood pressure.

Though the results require a sustained daily practice, studies have proven that meditation is effective in reducing blood pressure in patients — even enough to reduce the blood pressure medication doses for some patients.

Meditation Techniques for Seniors

The goal of meditation is to learn how to focus and control both your breathing and your mind’s tendency to wander. If you’re new to meditation, here are a few ways to get started:

Start small
As you get started, you should only aim for a couple of minutes per day and increase the amount of time you spend meditating gradually.

Focus on a task
Many people find it hard at first not to go through a list of things you need to do, a conversation you recently had, or what you’re going to do next.

Find one task to do while meditating, such as:

  • Inhaling and exhaling and becoming aware of your breathing.
  • Scanning your body from the tips of your toes to the top of your head and focus on what you notice in each place.
  • Reciting a phrase, sentence, or even a single word repeatedly

Find a comfortable position
You may have an image of someone sitting upright on the floor associated with how to practice meditation. But the truth is, whatever position provides the least discomfort is the best option. This could include being seated in an upright chair, reclined chair or even lying down.

Add exercise
If none of these are working or you find yourself falling asleep, try yoga, tai chi, walking or any exercise that allows for physical movement and mental focus.

How to Start Meditating

The great benefit of meditation is you can do it from anywhere. Whether you prefer to meditate at home or in a rec center, there are a ton of great resources from audio and video recordings to classes that will help hone your focus and begin a regular meditating practice.

There are several different types of meditation that involve different techniques and provide different benefits. You can start by considering what you want to accomplish through meditation and what types of meditation are best suited to you.

5 Types of Meditation

Breathing meditation– Breathing meditation uses different breathing techniques to quickly reduce stress and clear the mind. It can also help with your physical health. You can research breathing techniques on your own or find information on them through yoga studios or wellness centers.

Guided meditation– A teacher or instructor guides you through your meditation through a class, recording or another form of instruction.

Mindfulness meditation– Mindfulness can be practiced throughout the day by taking short moments to pause and become aware of what’s happening around you. It is helpful for dealing with stressful moments in your day.

Silent meditation– Also called unguided meditation, silent meditation involves meditating alone. It may be as simple as sitting quietly, alone and becoming aware of your thoughts and body for a set period of time.

Spiritual meditation– Almost all religions and spiritual practices use some sort of spiritual meditation. You can practice it almost anywhere including at home or your place of worship to seek a deeper connection and understanding of your religious or spiritual beliefs.

Once you find a type of meditation that works for you, you may want to take classes or use some other form of instruction to get started. 

If you feel more comfortable alone, you’ll need to research the techniques more thoroughly, perhaps using recorded instruction.

For a beginner, meditation requires you to get comfortable, prepare to sit still for a few minutes, focus on your breath and thoughts, then follow your breathing for a couple of minutes.

October 28, 2022
Written by Christian Simmons
Edited by Lamia Chowdhu

[Moon Juice] Ashwagandha Cider Jellies 🍎🧙🏼‍♀️

These jellies are like a glass of mulled tea with warming ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon. Spiked with adaptogenic Ashwagandha for stress relief.

Makes twenty (20) 2-ounce jellies:

2 c apple juice
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground turmeric
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cardamom
3 tbsp agar-agar
3 tsp Ashwagandha

1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, bring the apple juice to a simmer. Add the ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and cardamom and stir. Cover the saucepan and let simmer for 10 minutes for the flavors to infuse.

2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and strain the mixture. Discard the residue and pour the liquid back into the saucepan. At this point, you could allow the cider to cool, stir in the Ashwagandha, and have a batch of dusted apple cider to sip on. To continue with the jellies, bring the saucepan to a simmer over medium-low heat. Whisk in the agar-agar and continue to whisk for 5 minutes as the mixture simmers. The agar-agar should be completely dissolved and you’ll now have closer to 1½ cups of liquid.

3. Place the mixture in the bowl of a blender. Add the Ashwagandha and blend on low for 10 seconds. The higher and longer you blend, the more air in the mixture, leading to bubbly jellies. Tap the blender base on the counter a few times to release any trapped air. Pour the mixture into 2-ounce candy molds, ice cube trays, or a small baking dish lined with parchment paper and chill in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour, until set. If using a lined baking dish, slice the jellies into ½-inch squares once they are set. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

[Lotus Tribe] Trees, Folklore and the Human Psyche

A love of trees and green spaces is nearly ubiquitous across the globe. Even those raised in ‘concrete jungles,’ largely isolated from the natural and wild world, still find themselves more relaxed and at peace when they visit or view the Earth’s verdant areas. In fact, just having a little greenery you can see out your window at your work or your home has been shown to increase relaxation and well-being. 

With humanity’s long love affair with trees, it’s probably not surprising that trees have impacted our brains and even made their way into our religions, spiritualities, mythology, symbology and folklore… But what is it about trees that has us so enthralled with their existence? Is it hardwired into our brains? Is it evolution? Is it something else?

Trees In Folklore 

So, why do we love trees? Well, it’s a natural human phenomena. The concept of a “Tree Of Life” is a widespread symbol across many of the world’s mythologies, often related to the concept of a sacred tree in both philosophical and religious traditions. 

The ancient symbol of the Tree has been found to represent physical and spiritual nourishment, transformation and liberation, union and fertility and are seen as powerful symbols of growth and resurrection. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the “Tree of Knowledge” connects heaven and the underworld and the “Tree Of Life” connects all forms of creation. Many scholars think the trees portrayed in various religions and philosophies are the same tree.

The bond and affection to trees is so deep in Celtic traditions, that the Celts believed that the actual trees were their ancestors and gatekeepers to the Celtic Otherworld. As such, the Tree Of Life in Celtic Culture is one of their most sacred images. You can also find tree spirits in many animistic worldviews, where they see the entire environment populated with spirits, such as the Kami of Japan, or tree specific spirits, such as the Dryads of ancient Greece. 

Alongside the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge, another infamous tree symbol is the known as the “World Tree.” The World Tree of the Nordic Vikings was seen as the structure of the very universe itself, with its different branches and roots being home to many diverse creatures and worlds. 

Trees also make prominent places for important events, such as in Buddhism, when the Buddha was said to have ‘awakened’ and achieved liberation. It is said that during his ardent meditative journey, he had shelter under a great Bodhi Tree for 49 days.

Trees have even made their way into fields that are typically seen as at odds with religion and spiritual paths. The expression, the “Tree Of Life,” was used by Charles Darwin as a metaphor for the phylogenetic tree of common descent, in the evolutionary sense. “Mother Tree” is a term that refers to the biggest and oldest trees in the forest, providing incredible biodiversity; they are the glue that holds the forest together. Through their huge photosynthetic capacity, they provide food for the whole soil web of life.

Humanity has embraced the symbolism of the majestic Tree, from its earliest recorded histories. We see it in Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as Ancient Egypt and Persia, Paganism and Norse Mythology, to China and beyond. It has literally been a part of every culture on earth. They are beautiful, majestic and linked to humans.  

Trees And Psychological Well-Being

Trees are vital for the air we breathe. As the biggest plants on the planet, they absorb and store carbon, provide oxygen, and combat the effects of climate change. Trees also stabilize and regenerate the soil, and they are habitat to much of the world’s wildlife. They even provide shelter to many species of fungi and plants that live in their understory, like ferns. The more trees in the world, the better! 

Time spent amongst trees has been scientifically proven to have many psychosocial, physical and emotional benefits for human beings. People not only appreciate what they have in life more, but seem to be calmer and have a greater sense of connection to themselves, the land and each other. A few of these things that have been confirmed through science and are known as Attention Restoration Theory and Forest Bathing.

Attention Restoration Theory was developed by the Psychologists Rachel and Stephen Kaplan. Their theory states that time spent in nature helps to improve or restore our attention. So, simply being among the trees can help make you a calmer and more mindful person.

Additionally, there is a practice from Japan called Shinrin Yoku or Forest Bathing. Forest Bathing has been studied a lot over the last couple of decades and it has shown that time spent in nature helps boost your mood and your immune system. How do they do this? They found that many of the natural aromas and terpenes trees release can influence our mood and boost our immune system when we breathe them in. Now, many people are using essential oils from trees as an easy, natural remedy to boost mood and immune functioning. So, not only do trees actually create the air we need to breathe, but they fill it full of feel-good and health improving chemicals.

Additionally, hugging a tree increases your level of the hormone oxytocin. This hormone is responsible for feeling calm and emotional bonding. When hugging a tree, the hormones serotonin and dopamine also make you feel happier. It definitely seems like trees love and care for us. What is a better way to show our love for them, than by giving them a hug and making sure they continue to exist through protection and reforestation (more on this in upcoming blogs).

Final Thoughts

As far as our best archaeologists and anthropologist can tell, our ancestors were crafted by and evolved in the warm embrace of the Earth’s tropical jungles. Although we left the trees for various reasons, making our way to grasslands and ultimately every other terrestrial (land) ecosystem on the planet, our biological change has been a much slower march than that of our rapid technological advancement and modern lifestyle. Modern humans (Homo sapiens) haven’t changed much biologically in about 300,000 years, however, our lifestyle changed dramatically about 10,000 years ago when we made the change to a less nomadic lifestyle and became farmers. 

During this time, we also partook in a viscous onslaught on the natural world, turning its wild spaces into farms, towns and cities; leading to the destruction of much of the environment, as well as ravaging our minds by exposing them to lifeless, dead places devoid of natural vegetation. However, we innately remember our times among the trees and they have populated our collective unconscious and permeated our religions and folklore.

Our lifestyle has changed, but our brains and bodies have not. Nature isn’t a place to visit, nature is home and as the saying goes, ‘home is where the heart is.’ So, it’s not surprising that we feel more open, relaxed and loved among the trees, because going into the forest is actually returning home. 

* Posted by LOTUS TRIBE, 18 Oct 2022

[Mama Wunderbar] 👁 Inner Peace & Grounding to the Goddess


Fall is here with its warm sweaters and falling leaves.  Luckily, Venus already entered Libra and armed us with blessings for personal and intimate relationships, communication and love. Even self-love is served well right now. This is the season for letting go of the things that do not serve us anymore, so we can reach for the things that nourish and inspire us! Like the trees let go of their leaves and prepare their roots for the winter. It’s about releasing what no longer serves you, it’s about unburdening yourself. 

Kit includes:

Meditation Bath Bomb
Black Obsidian Heart
Tigers Eye
Lemurian Crystal
Two Palo Sano Incense sticks 
Palo Santo
Yerba Santa
Bay Leaf

Cleaning house, focusing inwards, finding yourself in deep meditation. Seasonally, it’s about welcoming the darker times though without your soul darkening as well. Here, Venus in Libra will help you use the last of light days better.

The Bay Leaf will help you ward against illness, infections & it will strengthen your immunity for the colder weather.

With your meditation bath-bomb you can be submerged in hot soothing water while contemplating your life.

The Tiger’s Eye represents change, like the season, while simultaneously Tiger’s Eye protects you from harm and gives you courage to face it.

You can cleanse your spirit with the clear crystals and free yourself of what’s weighing you down, the excess.

The black obsidian heart will protect you from the grief of letting go and shield you from negative energy. It will also help you move forward in the fall.

While you are in your rejuvenating bath, you can burn your Palo Santo stick to clear all the negative energy you are letting go of and the Palo Santo will help restore calm emotions.

Make sure to smoke cleanse the bathroom before your bath to prep the room by removing the negative energy and generate wisdom and clarity for better healing.

This lovely fall ritual will put you on the right path for winter.


If you are having a hard time right now or going through something, reach for your smudge stick and start cleansing the energy around you. The beautiful floral white sage smudge sticks, hand wrapped with rose petals, will bring out the beauty around you. As you rid the the space around you of the negative, focus on bringing forth positivity and gratuity for who you are and what is around you. In these small moments, you will find yourself becoming more in tune and more clear.

[Buddha & Karma] 5 Tips to Take Care of Your Mental Health

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. And, like your physical health, there are things you can do to proactively take care of your mental well-being.

This World Mental Health Day, take some time to focus on your mental health. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  1. Get enough sleep. Most adults need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep per night. If you’re not getting enough sleep, it can impact your mood and overall mental health.
  2. Take breaks. When you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed, take a few minutes to yourself to relax and rejuvenate. Take a hot bath, read your favorite book, or take a walk outdoors.
  3. Exercise regularly. Exercise isn’t just good for your physical health, it’s also good for your mental health. Exercise releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects.
  4. Connect with others. Social interaction is important for mental health. Spend time with family and friends, or join a club or group.
  5. Seek professional help. If you’re struggling with your mental health, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. A therapist can help you work through your issues and develop coping mechanisms.

By following these tips, you can help to keep your mental health in tip-top shape!

Bonus Tip: Use crystals to promote relaxation and peace.
Some crystals contain calming energy that can help improve your mental well-being.

What Crystals are Good for Calming?

  • Amethyst – Purifying Stone
  • Black Tourmaline – Stone of Protection
  • Rose Quartz – Love Stone
  • Shungite – Stone for Sleep
  • Aquamarine – Tranquil Energy
  • Lava Stone – For Grounding
  • Blue Lace Agate – Express Yourself
  • Fluorite – Clear the Mind
  • Tiger’s Eye – Stone of Courage
  • Lepidolite – Anti-Anxiety
amethyst bracelet - calming crystals

Amethyst – Purifying Stone

Amethyst is a stone known for its purifying properties. Many use this purple stone to dissolve negative emotions such as stress and anxiety. As a stone of peace, it promotes relaxation and calming energy.

black tourmaline - calming crystals

Black Tourmaline – Stone of Protection

In the crystal world, black tourmaline is generally used as a stone of protection. However, its protective properties also make it an excellent calming crystal. Why? Because it helps to shield you from negative energies that cause stress and anxiety before they can even enter your auric field. As they say, prevention is better than cure.

rose quartz bracelet - calming crystals

Rose Quartz – Love Stone

Rose quartz is a stone of love that helps to soothe the heart and ease emotional stress. Wearing this pink stone helps transform feelings of anxiety into feelings of love and self-acceptance.

Shungite – Stone for Sleep

Many believe that shungite is a stone for insomnia. This makes it a good crystal for sleep if worry is keeping you awake at night. It can also be used to attract peace and protection.

aquamarine bracelet - calming crystals

Aquamarine – Tranquil Energy

Known as the “sea stone,” aquamarine channels the tranquil energy of the sea. If you need to soothe your nerves or clear your mind, this blue-green crystal can be a trusted companion.

lava stone bracelet - calming crystals

Lava Stone – For Grounding

Lava stones are known for grounding energy that can help to calm and center the mind. This makes them ideal for moments when you’re feeling scattered or out of control. Aside from that, they are also porous stones that can absorb essential oils. So, if you need an extra calming boost, try adding a few drops of your favorite soothing oil to your lava stone bracelet.

Blue Lace Agate –  Express Yourself

If you’re prone to stress caused by tensioned communication, blue lace agate can help. It’s known as a stone of communication and is said to ease the wearer’s ability to express themselves. As a calming crystal, it helps to reduce anxiety by promoting peace and serenity.

fluorite - calming crystals

Fluorite – Clear the Mind

Fluorite is a crystal that promotes balance and a clear mind. Meditating with this gemstone can help you to focus, especially if you tend to overthink things. This makes it a helpful ally in easing stress and anxiety.

tiger's eye bracelet - calming crystals

Tiger’s Eye – Stone of Courage

If you’re feeling anxious about a choice you need to make, Tiger’s Eye is the stone for you. Known as the stone of courage, it calms your worries by inspiring fearlessness and fortifying your spirit.

Lepidolite – Anti-Anxiety

Lepidolite contains lithium within it, which is usually found in anti-anxiety medication. No wonder it is considered one of the most effective crystals for stress and anxiety relief.

How to Use Healing Crystals for Anxiety and Stress?

Now that you know the best crystals for calming anxiety and stress, it’s time to learn how to use them.

There are many ways to work with crystals. Here are some of the most popular methods:

Wear them as jewelry

Crystal bracelets and necklaces are not only beautiful but also functional. You can wear them as a reminder to stay calm and grounded throughout the day.

Carry them in your pocket

If you’re feeling anxious, try carrying a calming crystal such as amethyst or tiger’s eye in your pocket. The physical touch of the stone can help to ease your anxiety.

Display them in your home or office

Decorate your living space with crystals for stress relief like rose quartz and black tourmaline. Not only will they add beauty to your home but also positive energy. The same goes for your office if you wish to reduce work-related stress.

Use them in meditation

Meditating with crystals can amplify their calming energy. If you’re new to meditation, try focusing on your breath while holding a piece of amethyst in your hand. You can also place crystals around you in a circle for extra protection and calming energy.

Use Calming Crystals Now

There are many ways to work with calming crystals. Find the method that resonates with you and start incorporating these powerful stones into your life.

With regular use, you’ll notice a decrease in stress and anxiety levels. You may even find yourself feeling more joyful and at ease.

So, don’t hesitate to give these healing crystals a try.

[Mama Wunderbar] Manifest Self-Confidence & Success This New Moon 💫🌑

****Limited Edition****

♥︎ Self-Confidence ♥︎ Manifestation ♥︎ Success ♥︎

The New Moon is the first phase in the Lunar cycle. It occurs when The Moon comes into direct alignment with the Sun or when the Sun becomes possessive of the Moon, and he does not want to share its beauty with the Earth. We are shown emptiness, representing a time for fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s the perfect time to rest and plant new seeds of desire. This is the time to meditate and gently breathe new life into any areas of stagnation in which you wish to thrive.

This kit is specially curated every month to represent each New Moon to create powerful manifestation rituals—

      October 25th: Scorpio New Moon

Scorpio is the most intuitive of the zodiac: Ruled by Mars, the planet that governs aggression, passion, sex, and the functions of personality.

The Scorpio New Moon urges us to plant the seed of expression. Speaking the truth isn’t always easy, especially if our feelings conflict with someone else’s. You may have felt torn between supporting others and supporting yourself, but during this New Moon you’ll finally feel ready to express what’s in your heart.

The Scorpio New Moon is well aspected to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction. This aspect relates to morality and success. However, the new moon also sits between two very different fixed stars– making successful manifestation dependent on you. Only moral and ethical goals will bring lasting success, true happiness, and the evolution of the soul.

Focusing on self-confidence is ideal for this New Moon. You may choose to focus on honesty. Be honest with yourself, address character flaws, and do shadow work. Be aware that action is required in any form of manifestation. Practice articulation during this New Moon to achieve your goals.
(Resource: https://astrologyking.com/)

Included in this kit–

New Moon Ritual Guide Cards
Include step-by-step instructions to perform your manifestation ritual. These cards include an informative card, detailing the energy of the specific New Moon of the month, an instruction card, laying out step-by-step instructions to perform your ritual successfully, and manifestation cards, utilizing a notably successful manifestation practice affirming your desires.

Floral White Sage Smudge Stick
White Sage has been used for centuries to cleanse and purify negative energy and attract positivity.

“Self-Confidence” Mini Spell Jar
This mini spell jar was specially crafted to give you an extra boost of confidence. Ingredients include–

  • Lavender: To help ease anxiety and give a sense of calm.
  • Dried Rose Petals: To increase self-love
  • Rosemary: For increased focus 
  • Basil: To relieve mental exhaustion, improve mental clarity, & motivate
  • Clove Bud Oil: Attracts money and promotes home protection
  • Eucalyptus Oil: Raises spiritual vibrations and wards off evil
  • Tea Tree Oil: Encourages mental and emotional strength 

Manifestation Intention Candle
Infused with Palo Santo Essential Oil, Dried Basil, Green Aventurine, and Citrine.

  • Green Aventurine: Bring well-being and emotional calm.
  • Citrine: Promotes motivation, activates creativity, and encourages self-expression.

Nephrite (Green Jade)
Nephrite is a stone of health and abundance. Nephrite Jade helps open the Heart Chakra to allow good fortune to flow naturally into one’s experience of this physical realm. It instills a sense of calm and well-being, and can help to increase one’s enjoyment of life.

Herbal Palo Santo Stick
Palo Santo means “holy wood”. It is utilized to cleanse space and repel evil spirits. Burning a Palo Santo stick is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety while reconnecting to ourselves. Its warm, woodsy scent has both grounding and creativity-enhancing effects.


If you are having a hard time right now or going through something, reach for your smudge stick, and start cleansing the energy around you. Our beautiful floral white sage smudge sticks, hand wrapped with rose petals, will bring out the beauty around you. As you rid the the space around you of the negative, focus on bringing forth positivity and gratuity for who you are and what is around you. In these small moments, you will find yourself becoming more in tune and more clear.

[Mama Wunderbar] All You Need to Know About Mercury Retrograde and Libra Sun 😝


Happy birthday to all the loving, playful, and beautiful Libras in our tribe! You are a true extroverted unicorn 🦄  We wish you the most prosperous season of being unapologetically ✨  you✨
Welcome to the beautiful Libra season. Libra is all about balance and harmony, marking the halfway point in our astrological year. Libra is a sign that’s associated with discernment, justice, balance, and, of course, love,” Campos says.
As an air sign, Libra season will invite in more playful and social energy and encourage us to follow our curiosity.” Though be mindful always to prioritize alone time, a libra’s weakness is forgetting self-care.  Libras are learning that they must have peace and balance within their minds before they can hope to affect the wider world.


Of course at the start of Libra season please remember that, we’re still going through a Mercury retrograde. “The Libra sun and Mercury retrograde connect in late September, creating Cazimi, “the perfect time to pay attention to our thoughts, conversations, intuition, and signs from the universe,” resolutions are coming soon.
“It’s a period of harvesting the fruit of our labor after all our hard work during Virgo Season,” says astrologer Stephanie. “We’re recognizing how far we’ve come and strategizing how far we still have to go.” 
Mercury will go retrograde in this Libra season for the third time in 2022. During this stretch, which ends on Oct. 2, you may hear all sorts of things being blamed on the planet of communication’s retrograde period, from technology mishaps to misunderstandings with friends and loved ones.
You might find yourself on edge while Mercury is in retrograde. That’s because Mercury is said to govern the nervous system, and when it’s misbehaving, you could feel increased anxiety and edginess.
Until Oct. 2, 2022, six planets are retrograde simultaneously, including Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Now it’s important to note that not every retrograde brings massive chaos or has the negative connotation that Mercury does.
Libra is a mutable air sign with Venus as it is the ruling planet. Venus and Mercury have a friendly relationship. 
So, when Mercury is retrograde, try to remain flexible, patient, and understanding, allow yourself grace and contemplation before agreeing to anything and avoid permanent decisions. 
It’s also time to take stock and slowly contemplate what we’ve accomplished over the past month and note what is still working for us and what might no longer serve us. Just remember not to make rash decisions until retrograde has ended. 
Mercury retrograde is big on relationships, making you rethink things in your love life. Are you with someone who you feel is the absolute best fit for you, or are you just kind of riding things out because it’s easier than actually breaking up?
The Air Signs Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius are thriving the most right now, while the Cardinal Signs Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn are having a more intense time.
We’ll be feeling a bit more creative, according to Iva Naskova, astrologer. “Your words are your strongest suit, and do not be surprised if you feel an increased need for balance, as Libra is all about harmony and reaching a compromise,” she says. 
This attitude of broad-minded openness makes Libra tactful and diplomatic. Libra is skilled at negotiation and restoring social balance.
Because they’re all about trust. They don’t do petty gossip; instead, they pride themselves on being a person people can confide in. You won’t have to worry about a Libra cheating. Libras love with a passion.
Crucially, this is a sign ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and romance. This makes Libra one of the most gifted signs in the zodiac at flirting, charming others and dressing to impress.
Libra’s great secret is that sometimes, the solution doesn’t need to be that deep. Making your life more aesthetically appealing isn’t a cure-all, but it can effectively lift your spirits.

Floral Sage Smudge Stick: Use your Sage Smudge Stick to cleanse any areas of your home or self of unwanted feelings or energies. This smudge stick wrapped in luscious flowers represents the beauty of the moment and the opportunities that come our way.

Palo Santo Stick: Means “Holy Wood.” It has been used to cleanse space and repel bad spirits. Burning this stick is great for relieving stress.

Hand-made Libra Intention Candle

Libra Bath Soak: Himalayan Salt, Dead Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, Coconut Milk, Baking Soda, and a fresh blend of essential oils make this bath salt the perfect Libra blend.

Rose Quartz is the ascendant and stone for Libra. It’s the Stone of Unconditional Love that supports self-love, inner peace, and relationships. Libras often feel incomplete when not in a relationship. Many unspoken beliefs are that they need a romantic partner to feel happy.

By reinforcing your self-worth, rose quartz can inspire you to see the beauty in yourself. While relationships can be wonderful, self-love is the path to true happiness.

Amethyst is a calm, high-vibration stone for Libra. Meditation is important for Libras, as it brings clarity and spiritual insights. The Stone of Meditation encourages inner reflection, promoting emotional balance. It also helps you to feel secure in your surroundings, allowing your gentle and easy-going nature to flourish.

Green Aventurine can assist Libras in strengthening their willpower + keeping any negative emotions under control. Indecisiveness can be associated with the Libra sign, and this stone can help instil a stronger sense of purpose.