2017 Year of the Rooster – Your Sign & Your Essential Oils

Hello natural beauties and scent lovers everywhere. This Saturday the 28th January 2017 marks the start of a new year for the Chinese community and the zodiac. We say goodbye to the Year of the Monkey and welcome the Rooster! Goodbye to a cheeky and troublesome year for some, hello to a year of getting things done, reassessing how we do things and where that can lead us. Unstable at times, the Rooster year favours those willing to work hard. Read on the find out which oil can benefit you this year.

 

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Year of the Rooster 2017

Year of the Rooster 2017

 

The Year of the Rooster 

Keywords: hard work and discipline will pay off; keep your cool; look within yet take action; congratulate your self on achievements; make things happen for yourself; be flexible in your attitude

Wow here we are living in the future – 2017! Onwards and upwards people, lets set about making the world a better place.

Which Chinese zodiac are you? Here’s a chart:

http://www.highrated.net/17502/this-is-what-your-chinese-zodiac-sign-says-about-you/

Look for your sign on this chart

Look for your sign on this chart

 

Here are my predictions for your lucky oils this year:

 

Rat

Rat – pic via http://www.chinesehoroscopeonline.com/

 

Rat

Keywords for this year: listen to your intuition; changes with work; new relationships

Your oils:                      Australian sandalwood, cedarwood Atlas, black pepper

 


 

 

Ox

Keywords for this year: stay alert for opportunities; pursue new interests; commit to goals

Your oils:                      petitgrain, basil, patchouli

 


 

 

Tiger

Keywords for this year: creative developments afoot; romantic prospects; ask for help

Your oils:                      fennel, rose, bergamot

 


 

Rabbit/Hare

Keywords for this year: fast paced year – proceed with caution; set long-term goals

Your oils:                      marjoram, frankincense, jasmine

 


 

Dragon

Keywords for this year: lucky; improved work situation; travel

Your oils:                       lemongrass; tea tree; rose geranium

 


 

Snake

Keywords for this year:  improved work life; new recreations; abundance

Your oils:                       Indian rosewood, cinnamon, pine

 


 

Horse

Keywords for this year: adapt; ask questions; watch finances

Your oils:                       palmarosa, neroli, juniper

 


 

Sheep/Goat

Keywords for this year: flexibility and strength; stand up for yourself

Your oils:                      may chang, lavender, lime

 


 

Monkey

Keywords for this year: steady progress, spirituality; discipline

Your oils:                       cypress, Peru balsam, Ylang ylang

 


 

Rooster

Keywords for this year: destiny; open your mind; happiness

Your oils:                       geranium, orange, Siberian fir

 


 

Dog

Keywords for this year: balance; keep your cool; increased activity

Your oils:                      melissa, peppermint, wintergreen

 


 

Pig

Keywords for this year: self-development; socialising; progress

Your oils:                       cedarwood Virginian, nutmeg, lemon

 


 

So how does that sound?

What are you lucky oils for this Year of The Rooster?

 

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An Aromatic Sign from the Universe

Hello dear friends. Today I saw a sign. An Aromatic sign. What was it’s meaning? Was I the only person that saw it? Read on to find out more …

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Rosemary on the hospital lobby floor

Rosemary on the hospital lobby floor

 

I was leaving a busy Sydney hospital this morning, and as I was walking and looking down I saw this sprig of rosemary.

Initially I thought “take a pic”, but kept walking.

A second later I said to myself “you’re an Aromatherapist its your duty to show respect”.

I walked back and took this photo.

I thanked the rosemary.

I watched as people walked around it for a few minutes.

I wondered if they were also showing respect to this powerful plant.

I saw a sign. I wonder if anyone else did?

Flowering rosemary in dappled sunlight at Hyams beach

Flowering rosemary in dappled sunlight at Hyams beach

 

Rosemary = remember.

Remember? Huh? Remember what?

“Remember” is a term often used by spiritual people, spiritual movements and those on the path of evolution to signify that we have been here before. It may be in a parallel universe, and/or a multidimensional existence in all directions of space-time. It can be seen as a tool to stimulate DNA evolution and therefore the evolution of mankind into the next age on earth.

Rosemary is also used in aromatherapy to stimulate memory and brain function, to warm the muscles and stimulate blood flow to all parts of the body.

So whatever you believe, rosemary is sent to help us remember something and get moving.

 

Flowering rosemary in my client's garden

Flowering rosemary in my client’s garden

I need to remember how fortunate I am, with every breath.

What do you need to remember today?

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The Isle of Pines and Pine Oil

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Hey lovely friends, on my recent trip to New Caledonia I was fortunate to visit the tropical island paradise of The Isle of Pines, “Kunyie” in the native language. There were many kinds of pine trees including Araucaria cooki, Araucaria heterophylla, Araucaria columnaris (the pines which Captain Cook named this island after), Pinus pinaster, Pinus radiata and more – up to 14 kinds of pines on the beautiful isle.

So it got me thinking about pine essential oil, Pinus sylvestrus ….

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And here are my thoughts on film –

 

 

This island is sometimes referred to as

‘île la plus proche du paradis (“the closest island to Paradise”).

Wikipedia

 

Araucaria columnaris or cooki? Not sure ..

Araucaria columnaris or cooki? Not sure ..

Paradiso majorana

Paradiso majorana

Stone totems protecting a scared site in St Maurice Bay

Stone totems protecting a scared site in St Maurice Bay

Araucaria columnaris or cooki? Not sure

Pinus radiata

My tropical island sojourn was one I’ll never forget.

Have you been to The Isle of Pines?

How do you use pine essential oil in your life?

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A Walk Down Pine Hill Path

What would you feel if you took a walk down Pine Hill Path?

 

 

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Pine Hill Path in the Wellington Botanic Gardens

Pine Hill Path in the Wellington Botanic Gardens

You would feel  ** Inspiration     ** Abundance     ** Refreshed

Use pine oil when you want to cleanse your aura and space, acknowledge abundance flowing to you through other people, and be creatively inspired.

This post is dedicated to Portia Turbo of Australian Perfume Junkies   x

Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.

Check out my YouTube channel too, thanks.

 

copryright SR Banks 2015

2015! The Universal Number of 8!

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2015! The Universal Number of 8!

number 8

Last year I wrote about the number 7 in regards to the numerology of 2014 – The Universal Number of 7!   In this article I wrote about meeting a numerologist and apart from being totally wonderful and charming, she was very insistent I write about the number 7. So following on from that meeting lets see what’s in store for us next year.

In numerology the number 8 represents where we are in our journey, through the cycle of 1 to 9. So with 2015, equaling 8, we are almost at the end of the cycle.

I’ve always associated the number 8 with abundance and money, but the more I read about it the more I realise these are simplifications. There are many kinds of numerology out there and just as many interpretations, so what I can gather about the number 8 and our year in 2015 is:

* 8 is as much about karmic balance and the Law of Cause and effect than it is about money

* the energy of the infinity sign gives us strength and allows us to express our leadership qualities

* we are confident and fair to others

* we can access our personal power (without too much ego) which can not only help others but can also help us reap the benefits of the past 7 years of hard work

* we may have more abundance and money in our lives but it is less important to us than before

* the number 8 is about balance and a greater expression of money vs abundance

* if we are truly living up to the number 8 we can feel and express the need to help those around us

Infinity - also called the Holy Lemniscate

Infinity – also called the Holy Lemniscate

 

So what essential oils can we use to meld with the number 8?

Australian sandalwood - pic via watoday.com.au

Australian sandalwood – pic via watoday.com.au

1. Sandalwood (Indian or Australian)

– see the needs of the many are met through social awareness throughout the world

– feel your spirit rise within you and overflow to help those in need

Cypress

Cypress

2. Cypress

– inspiration and creativity without the need for ego

– clarity and worldliness, softness

Patchouli leaf - pic via www.vanaroma.com

Patchouli leaf – pic via http://www.vanaroma.com

3. Patchouli

– world peace

– connect to mother earth

Hairy vetiver root

Hairy vetiver root

4. Vetiver

– tranquility, abundance

Rosewood in it's natural habitat

Rosewood in it’s natural habitat – with a ficus growing on it – pic via essentialoilslondon.com

 

5. Rosewood

– flow of love through the heart chakra

– true “affluence” (meaning “to flow”)

– this is an endangered tree so please see my article Rosewood – A Story of Ecology and Conservation for more info

– Indian rosewood could be used vin its place – Dalbergia sissoo I MUST Have You!

Crystal quartz for clarity

Crystal quartz for clarity

 

Lets use some crystal quartz for clarity in 2015 too.

Good luck.

Best wishes.

PEACE.

See you next year.

Remember to treat yourself first, then everyone will benefit.

copryright SR Banks 2014

 

Abundance

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Chapter 6

Abundance

Another look in between the covers of my book

 

Abundant energy sustains us

Abundant energy sustains us

 

Abundance is one of those words that has become very well used in the past few years, along with manifestation and a few others. This is a great thing because it brings consciousness into popular culture, and allows everyday people to get a glimpse at the true nature of life. Not everyone is attuned to higher consciousness, but I’m hoping this wave of awareness will not only continue, but also grow until we have taken a huge leap in evolution.

So basically the way to abundance is through gratitude. When you are thankful, it makes you feel good. When you feel good your energetic presence resonates with happiness, which draws good tidings toward you. When good things happen to you because you have opened your field of focus, you will have more to be grateful for, and the upward spiral of thankfulness allows you to see abundance in the smallest of things.

Be thankful to open the floodgates of abundance

Be thankful to open the floodgates of abundance

 

Essential oils can help support you on your journey to abundance. Well actually, you already are abundant, essential oils will allow you to acknowledge this within and around you. How? Their scent and energy will enhance your ability to see beauty, because they simply exist as beautiful representations of the world around us.

You may choose to have a daily ritual of giving thanks, which will set your entire being into an abundant energy field. It doesn’t have to be long or arduous to give great results!

Fresh clean inspiring pine

Fresh clean inspiring pine

Pine

“abundance through others

 

Pine’s fresh clean scent is exhilarating and inspirational. Have you ever had the experience of standing in the middle of a cluster of pines? It can be a silent, uplifting moment of clarity. Pine offers abundance in every drop. There is enough sunlight, oxygen, love, joy and money for everyone and by having more of these things doesn’t necessarily mean you will be taking away from another. The more beauty you have in your life, the more you will be able to share. I use pine oil when I am stuck; when I need to get moving, and as a way to allow myself to be showered by the abundance of another person. We are not in this life alone, and sometimes abundance may be presented to us by someone else.”

 

Myrrh in its natural form before it undergoes steam distillation to produce an essential oil

Myrrh in its natural form before it undergoes steam distillation to produce an essential oil

Myrrh

“heals deep wounds of the past

 

Energetically, I use myrrh to conjure enthusiasm for life, when I’m finding it difficult to see the abundance and positive flow of energy around me. I use myrrh when I feel like nothing is going my way. Myrrh is the healer of deep wounds of the past, providing a new start to creating your life and rising to your destiny.”

 

Be thankful. Great things will come of it.

 

copryright SR Banks

Sage – An Essential Oil of Wisdom and Abundance

Sage is a herb from the Lamiacae family and the genus Salvia. Its soft, furry leaves pack a powerful punch when it is steam distilled into an essential oil. I did touch on the herb oils in this earlier article “Essential Oils from Herbs are Spectacular!”, but they are so important in Aromatherapy I thought I must elaborate!

Sage.

Interestingly this is also the name we give to someone who is wise, shares wisdom and perhaps weaves some magic too. A sage would be someone we hold in great esteem and who holds the wisdom of the universe in their healing hands. So does the essential oil of sage also contain these properties within its molecules?

Yes! Of course. I’ve always used sage as an oil of abundance and as the perfect treatment for a sore throat, sage encourages us to speak truthfully and wisely and opens the throat chakra. When we speak kindly and feel compassion we are able to feel the abundant intelligence of the universe move within us.

Sage -  illustration from Köhler's Medizinal Pflanzen

Sage – illustration from Köhler’s Medizinal Pflanzen

Sage is one of the ancient herbs that has been used for healing for centuries and the Romans named it salvia after “salvare” meaning to heal. According to Patricia Davis the Latin name also indicates the word “salvation” as this plant was seen to save people from disease. During the centuries since then, sage has mainly been used in women’s health to normalise menses and as a stimulant for childbirth.

It is high in camphor and thujone – which has a few contra-indications including the warning not to be used in pregnancy or with epileptics, or kids. I use this oil sparingly and with great respect. Just because something is natural does not mean it is totally safe. Having said that please do your homework and use your intuition when using natural remedies.

In aromatherapy today sage is used –

* to stop milk production in lactating women

* as a diuretic

* to ease sore throats

* to ease rheumatic pain

* to help regulate periods

and sometimes to stimulate digestion and remove catarrh.

sage sticks for energetic cleansing of a space - pic via liveinart.com

Sage sticks for energetic cleansing of a space – pic via liveinart.com

Sage also gives another form of healing in the way of “sage sticks”. They are used for smoking, purging and cleansing ceremonies but are usually made from white sage (Salvia apiana) which is mostly found in north America. It does feel fantastic when you smoke a premises to renew the energy of the space!

Anyway lets check out a few recipes –

a simple hairdressing mist bottle will do the trick for your amazing essential oil mist

a simple hairdressing mist bottle will do the trick for your amazing essential oil mist

1. Personal Aura Cleansing Mist & Room Mist

In a 50ml mist bottle filled with water add 25 drops of oil

“New Start”

When you actually move into a new home or office or to renew your space –

Sage          5 drops

Orange     15 drops

Geranium   5 drops

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“Begone Bad Stuff”

Get your witchy-poo magic happening –

Sage              6 drops

Lemon         12 drops

Peru Balsam  7 drops

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get any cute little dish to mix your oils in

get any cute little dish to mix your oils in

2. Pure Pulse Point Perfume

In a little dish mix these oils and anoint your pulse points or chakras – 3 drops of essential oils and dilute with a few drops of carrier oil – always patch test first!

“Wise ol Owl”

Tap into the wisdom of the universe –

Sage           1 drop

Vanilla CO2  1 drop * see my article for more info on CO2 extracts What are CO2 Extracts in the World of Aromatherapy?

Lime            1 drop

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“It’s a New Day”

Seize your chance to have another go –

Sage             1 drop

Cardamom    1 drop

Mandarin       1 drop

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copryright SR Banks 2014