Seasonal Blends for the Eight Cycles of the Solar Year
Just as plants respond to both the angle and hours of sunlight, our own bodies are influenced by the differentiation in light qualities during the cycle of the Solar Year.
Along with diet and herbal changes, our specific needs during each cycle can be supported through using essential oil blends in diffusion, bath, or application. Several diffusion blends will be provided as examples.
A discussion of the Celtic Solar Cycles for the northern hemisphere will encourage you to note these differences and apply them appropriately to your own location if you are in the southern hemisphere.
Introduced to Aromatherapy in 1987, my studies were with a mentor, Gerri Whidden. She owns Nature’s Symphony, one of the first purveyors of true essential oils in the US. Other studies were through books and NAHA conferences. I served for nine years as VP on the NAHA Board. I wrote articles for the NAHA journal and a long running column in Massage Today magazine, The Aromatic Message and an article by me was also a front page on Massage Magazine. I trained therapists in aromatherapy and the Aromatherapy Full Body Technique at several resorts in Florida and at the ‘W’ Hotel in New York City (Times Square) and Montreal, Canada.
I taught CE courses for Massage Therapists between 1989 and 2012. I received my RA while I was teaching Professional Level Aromatherapy in Greenville, SC, from 2006 to 2010. I have also provided many CE courses for Upstate AHEC in SC along with mentorship classes over the years from 2010 to the present.
I was a Licensed Massage Therapist for 29 years and trained in Reflexology. The other modalities I have been trained in and currently practice are Bach Flower Remedies, Reiki, Jin Shin Jyutsu, and Actual Design Meditation. I have been an Astrologer for over 45 years, specializing in Western and Evolutionary with some additions (Centaurs and Asteroids).
My topic relates to the many years I have spent facilitating and participating in Seasonal Circles that follow the Eight Solar Cycle Festivals of the ancient agricultural calendar.