Featured Essence

Shaman's Shield 
The featured essence this month is Shaman’s Shield: a protective energetic spray formula that fortifies the auric field and awakens the inner warrior. During the making of this essence an Eagle Warrior Spirit was our guide. Clear sight and discernment are paramount qualities of this remedy. The infusion includes various gems and essential oils for grounding and protection.

A buffer zone for empaths and sensitives, use this essence as an energetic shield when you need a little extra protection and courage. It is a helpful ally when needing to claim personal space in navigating through crowded urban areas (or desert festivals where all manner of vibrations and frequencies abound!).

Those interfacing with energy vampires or involved with populations or places where intense trauma or suffering has caused devastation can benefit from using Shaman’s Shield as part of their self-care ritual. Whether a layperson or light-worker, we invite you to put on your symbolic war paint and willingly confront life, knowing you are capable and protected with this strong companion by your side.

Claudia recommends a Stars in Jars spray trio for bodyworkers and healers. Stone Shields holds the container of sacred space. Shaman’s Shield aids in maintaining clear and healthy boundaries. Solstice Lightning Storm grounds and washes away any residual energy between sessions. A wonderful way to connect and be fully present in a loving and caring way with clients and then clear the slate, releasing any interpersonal connections.

Contains essential oils of Spruce, Rosewood, Blue Tansy, Frankincense, Sage and White Angelica.
Sprays are not to be taken internally.

"I don't always feel an effect from flower essences. But the wondrous women of Stars in Jars gave me a sample of Shaman's Shield, and I could totally feel my energy shift when I used it. Their stuff has some real woo to it! I love it."
R.D., Theater Professional

"Shield" by Claudia

Past Featured Essences:
Be in Heart
All is Well
There and Back Again
Vision Quest
Within the Labyrinth
Triple Goddess
Stargazer Lily
Abundant Spring
Hina Full Moon-No Longer Available
Glacier Water
Faerie Cross
Solis Manifestation
Empress Moon
Solstice Lightning Storm
Kachina Woman
Mercury Retrograde Remedy 

Selene (Key Word~Transitions)

Selene Spray was birthed when some women in our lives needed a feminine guiding principle during times marked by major life transitions. As of late, there have been requests from our community desiring support around life passages: a “big birthday”, a pregnancy, a shift in job, relationship or living environment. We created Selene to celebrate and honor the Goddess in times of transition with love and gratitude.

Selene is the moon personified into a divine being and an aspect of the Triple Goddess. We invite you to include her in rites of passage. Selene can support the internal process that accompanies change and serve as an ally during transitions and transformation. This can include the passage into another stage of feminine grace and power, be it menarche, motherhood, or menopause. She will support you in redefining yourself when a chapter comes to an end and a new cycle begins to unfold. Selene reminds us that we all have access to the Goddess within us. May we embrace and celebrate all aspects of our divinity and honor each unique stage with gratitude.

Selene is available in 1 or 2oz spray that combines essential oils of: Rose Otto, Clary Sage, Geranium, and Vitex berry. These are considered some of the best women’s oils and useful for menopause as well.

May you delight in the energy of Summer Solstice~a wonderful time to celebrate life, with all its transitions, to the fullest!            

Order Selene or other Stars in Jars creations Here

Be in Heart (Keyword~Letting Go)
Be in Heart is the featured essence this month and was made on Spring Equinox from seven flowers from a bleeding heart plant. She had been planted in a shady patch of garden several years back and before Spring she popped her head up on a lower terrace. Within a week she had expanded into resplendent fullness. She had literally transplanted herself from a place of darkness to be able to more fully embrace the sunlight. Magic happens!

This essence, which asked to be called “Be in Heart”, is an invitation to allow the light to shine on the corners of ourselves that we keep in the realm of shadow. This process often requires a transition. It may be a letting go of limiting belief patterns, agendas, expectations, and the “shoulds”.  It may even require a physical move in order to fully express and allow our true essence to expand. The pathway to this transition is to connect with and be in your heart. When we live from a heart-centered place, we are in the flow of life.

Be in Heart is indicated for letting go of the need to feel small. It is a valuable ally for those who are ready to take on a leadership role and claim their place as they move out of the shadow of doubt into a place of radiance, seniority, brilliant openness and self-acceptance of their entire being.

We invite you to use the essence internally as well as play with anointing the seven chakras. Hold the intention to let go of anything that no longer serves so that you can manifest both light and lightness of being in each energy center. The spray is complimented with an absolutely delicious blend of aromatherapy oils that are intended to expand the heart center.

Available in 1oz dropper or 2 oz spray.
let it go - the
smashed word broken
open vow or
the oath cracked length
wise - let it go it
was sworn to

let them go - the
truthful liars and
the false fair friends
and the boths and
neithers - you must let them go they
were born
to go

let all go - the
big small middling
tall bigger really
the biggest and all
things - let all go

so comes love

~ e. e. cummings ~

All is Well  
(Keyword~Soul Support)

Our featured essence is a spray formula called All is Well. We consider it to be a master purifier and mover of stagnant energy on all levels. We wanted a multi-purpose formula that would keep us calm and clear before embarking on a potentially stressful situation that involved family and travel. So we created a brew that grounds and keeps one sane in the face of adversity and challenge. It is an essence which promotes wellness of entire being and lends soul support so that one can remain aligned with one's own truth and respond in a balanced manner. Use whenever you need to keep a calm and steady presence. This spray is an extra boost, a helping hand, and aids in maintaining one's own sense of individuality when facing situations which are charged with emotion. It has been helpful in facing family crisis or other situations where currents of "mass consciousness" prevail. It is wonderful for easing the stresses of travel as well. It contains a beautiful essential oil blend of Juniper, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, and Lavender and has proven to be a favorite among our customers. We love the scent~it's soothing and uplifting and promotes a sense of general well-being. Breathe into relaxation and may all be well in your world. We wish you a calm and centered new year with grace and poise as your allies in every situation.
Available in 1 or 2 oz spray.

"I use All is Well whenever I take a trip...I helps me feel like an island of calm...I can observe the airport craziness and stay centered and detached from all the frenetic energy. It's almost as though there is a protective veil around me. It really helps with jet lag too. Thank you for creating such a lovely and gentle essence." A.T., S.F.

There and Back Again
Just in time for the holidays, our Featured Essence is a boxed set of 6 limited edition essences made from pristine waters hand collected by Claudia on her trip to New Zealand earlier this year.  We call the set There and Back Again, as a tribute to the land of Middle Earth, to travel and adventure. This set contains 5 dropper and 1 spray formula in 1 ounce bottles.

Each of these unique formulas is made from source waters gathered from special sacred sites in New Zealand including springs, lakes and caves. The waters of New Zealand are so clean and crystal clear, it is safe to drink directly from the source.

Enjoy a little taste of adventure with Claudia’s travel notes about each essence:

Blue Lake ~ “Merriment”
Sacred to the Maori located in Rotorua, the center of the North Island's largest geothermal activity. Blue Lake has a sister lake called Green Lake. I couldn’t stop smiling when I was here. Watching the sheer bliss that exuded from families playing and swimming and dogs frolicking. Take this essence to return to a place of child-like wonder and amazement. Bring merriment and joy into your life. 

Emerald Lake ~ “Eagle’s Blessing”
Three sacred lakes in the volcanic area of Tongariro Alpine Crossing, North Island. After a long hike along this volcanic floor we arrived at a breath-taking view of the three Emerald Lakes. I collected water from the one that drew me to it and felt truly blessed; as though my soul had been graced by an immense feminine power of deep knowing and truth.

Fox Glacier ~ “Timelessness”
Glacial ice was collected from this river on the South Island. Connect to All That Is and move outside space and time. Attune to the wisdom of the Old Ones.

Milking the Cave ~ “Forgiveness“
Drops were “milked” from several stalactites in caverns located in Punakaiki, South Island. Allows you to go within to the womb of the Mother and feel a sense of total self-acceptance and love. Sitting silently in the dark, I felt a deep sense of peace and overwhelming love in the void.

"Pupu" Springs ~ “Cleansing”
Te Waikoropupu Springs is sacred to the Maori. The legends of this spring are told in the stories of Huriawa, its guardian spirit. The Springs provide water for healing, and in the past were a place of ceremonial blessings at times of birth and death and the leaving and returning of travellers. Unclogs your spiritual pipes, and the Goddess of the Springs works fast!

New Zealand Sacred Waters ~ “The Great River”
A Spray formula made with a combination of all 5 New Zealand essences and a refreshing blend of essential oils. Anduin is the river in Middle Earth that all other rivers flow into, it is also known as The Great River. Feel the power of the River of Life within you. Feel connected to Source.

If you are interested in a little more on Claudia’s New Zealand adventure, travel back to our blog entry from earlier this year.

“Farewell! wherever you fare, till your eyries receive you at the journey’s end!”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien 

Vision Quest is one of our essence sets we call *Powerful Pairings; two individual formulas created to work especially well as a duo of energies to compliment and synergize the benefits of one another. Powerful Pairings are two bottles sold together.

Vision Quest  (Keywords = Cosmic Exploration)

Vision Quest is a Powerful Pairing of; Cosmic Antlers, and Stone Shields Spray, to be used together when embarking on spiritual undertakings. Crafted specially as Sister Essences for connection and protection, when used with one another each of the formulas in this set synergizes and amplifies the power of her Sister Essence.

Use Vision Quest for solitary work or with a circle of like-minded spirits and allies, to support and enhance journey work, initiation ceremonies, and when seeking guidance from other realms. Begin with Stone Shields Spray to create an energetic cauldron of safety, then within the protection of this container, take a few drops of Cosmic Antlers under the tongue or anoint the third eye to enhance visioning and launch inner questing.

We dedicate this offering to pragmatic mystics, spiritual warriors, wise fools, heroines, heros, explorers, seekers, dreamers, and brave souls everywhere who are setting out on a journey.

"Sanctified by their initiatory experiences and furnished with their spirit guardians, the shaman alone among human beings is able to consciously travel into the spiritual worlds as cosmic explorers."  ~ Hank Wesselman

Cosmic Antlers  (Keywords = Cosmic Awareness)

"Symbiosis" by Nadia Turner 
Opens and expands awareness, connects your knowing with Cosmic Consciousness.  Sprouts your virtual antennae, heightening senses to aid reception of guidance and wisdom available from the Cosmos. Opens the third eye for powerful awakened inner sight. Excellent for astral travel, dream quests, oracular or divinitory practices, or when soul progression is desired. Use this formula within the safety of the sacred container created with Stone Shields Spray.

(Available only in Dropper form and sold exclusively with Stone Shields Spray as part of the Vision Quest Powerful Pairing set.)

"I have most of the essences and use them for journeying and ceremony... Cosmic Antlers can be utterly amazing for journeying. I am so delighted that you are there, and that you do what you do. I think your essences are among the best (if not THE best) I have ever found."
C.C., Retired Educator/Shamanic Explorer

Stone Shields Spray  (Keyword = Protection)

"Standing Stones of Callanish 2" by Nick Holland
Creates a magical disk of safety. Raises a virtual circle of standing stones that surround you as guardians and deep witnesses to your work. Spray any room, open space, or mist around your body. May be used with its Sister formula or alone whenever a strong energetic container is needed, whether for ritual, energy work or when maneuvering in the mundane realm when our energetic or physical body’s immune defenses need strength and protection. A wonderful adjunct for anyone in the healing arts profession. Makes a great companion for travel or when in crowded places.

Available exclusively as a spray formula, contains a powerhouse of oils and gemstone elixirs each carefully chosen for their quality of warmth, great for the coming winter months.

"I use Stone Shields Spray in my shamanic practice before a session. It feels like a strong energetic container, safe and solid. It's as though some great Protector Spirits are watching over me and the client. I like it so much I keep 2 bottles in my office; one is scent free for people who are sensitive."
S.S., Shamanic Practitioner

Vision Quest is available in the following sizes:
1 oz each dropper/spray $24. A savings of $2 from individual purchase prices.
2 oz each dropper/spray $30. A savings of $4 from individual purchase prices.

*For additional Powerful Pairings visit our Products page or feel free to ask us for a pairing suggestion with any of our formulas.  We also create custom sets of two or more essences that work together to lend maximum mojo to support your specific intention. Simply email us at: info (at) starsinjars (dot) com to inquire about essence pairs or sets.

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Within the Labyrinth  (Keyword = Meditation)

Our current Featured Essence is a new offering from Stars in Jars called Within the Labyrinth, an environmental essence created on sacred land in the mountains of Ben Lomond CA.

On a quiet autumn morning, as a heavy rain fell and thick mists arose among the redwood trees, rainwater was collected, then carefully carried in a silent ritual through a labyrinth to infuse the water with the peaceful vibrations of that unique moment. A profound stillness was experienced during the infusion ritual. Use of this essence will instantly transport you to a place of deep peace.

Invoke the experience of a moving meditation; step across the threshold of a labyrinth leaving ordinary consciousness, transcending space and time. Enter an etheric temple that opens your awareness to wisdom and surrounds you with grace. Allow your mind and body to flow through the ancient shapes of transformation. Turns and pathways take you deeper into sacred silence and inner stillness. Gently follow the spiral toward the center, the heart of your self, the place where true power lies, the place inside that is waiting for your listening and attention. When you are ready, return from this place feeling grounded, clear and connected.

Available in a dropper or spray, Within the Labyrinth is a great formula for enhancing meditations or when you wish to shift your energy to a quiet state of reflection. Anoint the soles of your feet to help find your footing and bring confidence to your steps. Anoint your heart chakra for spiritual alignment and to connect to your inner guidance. The spray may be used to transform any room into a sacred temple where one may meditate, or do ritual. An excellent pairing with our Stone Shields Spray, providing added protection and holding of sacred space.

For more information on labyrinths, we've posted a few links to great resources on our new Resources page.

"The quieter you become, the more you can hear."

~ Ram Dass

“If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.”

~ Buddhist Proverb

“Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't then it is of no use."

~ Carlos Castaneda

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Triple Goddess  (Keyword = Sisterhood)

Our mid-summer Featured Essence is Triple Goddess. Made from a combination of full moon essences, this potent formula may be used at any time during lunar phases to call forth the blessings and power of the Goddess as she moves through her cycle; new, waxing, full, waning, and dark.

The Triple Goddess is the three-fold aspect of the Goddess as Maiden, Mother, and Crone. Triple Goddess essence is perfect for use in moon rituals, bathing rituals, and to invoke the Goddess for strength in Sisterhood. For honoring the solidarity of the Sacred Feminine within self, family or community. A great ally for help in “letting go” and clearing anything that no longer serves.

The inspiration for crafting this essence literally sprang forth from the dream-time. It is an alchemical brew of multiple full moon infusions made by us under various full moons. Each unique full moon planetary essence was made in different locations spanning from the southwestern desert to the Polynesian islands over a period of several years time. The resulting brew was then energized in sacred space under a powerful Full Moon in Gemini. Gifts of flowers, gems, and hand blended essential oils from our circle of sisters were key ingredients blessing this formula.

Triple Goddess is available in both dropper and spray formulas. The spray is imbued with a special blend of essential oils created as an offering to Venus: jasmine absolute, frankincense, ylang ylang, and orange.

The Nine Sisters (Nine fold aspect of the Goddess as Maidens, Mothers, Crones):
“I am The cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth. I am One. I am many. I am within you."

“I am the Maiden, called by some Brigit, Diana, Kore
I am the waxing moon, the bright flower of beginnings and adventures into the self and the world.
I am One Unto Myself … I am within you.“

“I am the Mother, called by some Danu, Demeter, Frigga
I am the full moon, the fecundity of ideas and motion, life giving birth to itself.
I am Myself in Connection … I am within you.“

“I am the Crone, called by some The Cailiach, Hekate, Hella
I am the waning moon, the secrets of silence and darkness, of the journey not yet taken.
I am All Within Myself … I am within you. “

~ Meeting the Nine Sisters Ritual written by Catherine Pennington, presented at PantheaCon 2003, 2004

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Stargazer Lily  (Keyword = Revelry)

“May we know ourselves in our perfect state, our eyes open to the perfection of those around us. May we live in reciprocity with Nature and embrace the joy of the present moment. May we sing and dance with the heart of listening.”
~ Stargazer Lily Blessing

Our Featured Essence for the Merry Month of May is the radiant Stargazer Lily. Her vibration helps us to embrace joy with wild abandon and celebrate our divinity as star beings. When we stand fully present in the moment, our inner starlight shines like a sparkling jewel. This essence is a dose of spiritual nutrition and sweetness.

Stargazer Lily was made throughout Beltane Eve until sunrise on the first of May in 2010. The plant from which the essence was made lives in a private garden high upon a hill overlooking San Francisco and was a gift from Claudia’s mother, an avid gardener, years ago. Stargazer lily bloomed on the first of May heralding well-wishes for Mother’s Day. With permission given from the spirit of the plant, two radiant magenta blooms were placed in a bowl of spring water where the essence was infused by the elements in its garden home. Earth blessings in the form of a despacho and song were offered to the Faery beings and elemental kingdoms expressing great gratitude for Springtime’s sweet abundance.

The Stargazer flower lives in a divine state and reflects back our own divinity and light echoing the Divine Mother’s love of all her children. Stargazer’s wisdom teaches us to listen with an open heart so that we may perceive the subtle beauty and perfection around us.

Use when you want to boost your inner light and ignite your soul fire. A strong ally in creative expressions; singing, dancing, and music-making. Stargazer will guide your ability to listen to others with an open heart, tune in and hear the messages that are often beyond words.

Available in both dropper and spray. The external spray contains a light and airy aroma that evokes feelings of openess and freedom with a blend of organic essential oils including Artemisia, Clary Sage, Niaouli, Black Spruce, and Benzoin Absolute.

“Look past the surface and listen as you would a beguiling melody on the very edge of hearing.”
~ The Faery Piper

“The more we are true to our own nature, the more access we have to our own magic and the song of the cosmos.”
~The Faery Faun

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Abundant Spring  (Keyword = Expansion)

Abundant Spring is an environmental essence that was made from pure spring water with the light of the full moon reflected in the bowl at Spencer Hot Springs in Nevada.

This essence celebrates and affirms the limitless bounty that pours forth from the source of all life, nature Herself. Supports mind and body in deep restoration and regeneration on a cellular level. A gentle showering of Divine Love that eases expansion of one's heart space. Shifts deeply held patterns of contraction and fear around scarcity, into a sense of trust and openness to receiving.

Available as a spray containing a delightful blend of essential oils; Chamomile, Ginger, Basil, Mandarin, Cinnamon, Vetiver, Peppermint.

"Grace is always falling like rain. We just have to become open to receive it."  ~ Amma

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Hina Full Moon  (Keyword = Renewal) NO LONGER AVAILABLE

August Full Moon on Maui, HI.
Hina Full Moon Essence was made on an enchanted tropical evening under an August full moon on the shore of West Maui facing the island of Lana’i.  As the glorious moonlight illuminated the star-filled sky and sparkled on the waters of the Pacific Ocean, night birds flew silently overhead, while sand crabs danced their way along the beach.  A chalice with Hawaiian spring water was placed on a sand altar to gather Hina’s blessings that we now offer to you.

Hina is a Hawaiian Goddess who appears in many forms throughout Polynesia, including as the mother of the moon and stars.  She is associated with the moon, the ocean, women’s Kapa making, and healing. She bestows blessings of replenishment and renewal. This essence is wonderful for honoring the Divine nature within each of us, especially in times of darkness and searching.

Available in dropper or spray. The spray formula is enhanced with essential oil of jasmine, a night blooming flower that is associated with goddesses, the moon, mysteries of the night, psychic protection, and dreaming.

"Mararu": Offerings of gratitude to Tahitian goddess Hina. 
Woodcut by Paul Gauguin.
"Hina Full Moon is a delightful blend of essences that delights the senses. I use the spray, used for clearing spaces, to move energy out between giving psychic readings. It is absolutely divine! No residual energy at all between clients, and I am more able to release previous energies more effectively. Subtle yet powerful!"  ~ M.S., Psychic

Glacier Water  (Keyword = Replenish)

A wonderful remedy to increase the flow in places where energy has become stagnant. Use to cleanse, renew, revitalize and tap into Source energy.

Waters hand collected from Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina and Kokanee Glacier in Canada are combined in this limited edition environmental formula. The joining of Southern and Northern waters evokes a deep sense of connection to Source that spans space and time. Glacial ice crystals carry ancient memories. As the ice melts, ions are released into the air, and their messages and wisdom become available to us. When we slow down and listen, we will hear them.

Glacier Water is available only as a spray, enhanced with a fabulous blend of essential oils of: Seaweed, Juniper, Sea Buckthorn Berry, Spike Lavender, Rosewood, Rosemary, Pine, Cypress Tips, Blue Tansy, and Atlas Cedarwood. Mist yourself or a room and call forth the refreshing sparkle of crystal clear water to bring a sense of well being and calm reassurance.

“I did not seek wildness. It chose me, bringing panther cubs and river meanders, mystery and galaxies into my life. I did not look for cellular memory. It found me, threading ancestral wisdom with the knowledge of stones and trees. I did not want this solitary path. It chased me from childhood, flowed into every awareness, taught me to keep going no matter how great the grief.”
~ Meg Beeler, Earth Caretakers

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Faerie Cross  (Keyword = Insight)

Fearie Cross essence was infused in a sacred garden space under the bright heat of the high noon sun on Midsummer’s day.  A joyful celebration of the Solstice sunbeams with flowers, gems, winged creatures, and of course the Faeries. The essence then bathed in the moonlight of a partially eclipsed Solstice full moon and under a blanket of cool coastal fog.  This combination of the dark and the light, the radiant and the mysterious is a portal to an enchanted realm that is “hidden in plain sight”.  This essence is an invitation and an offering to allies both seen and unseen, an opening for cross-species communication and exchange.

Use when you desire to invite magic and enchantment and open your inner sight to allies from the earthly realm and the unseen worlds that parallel our own.  An excellent remedy when feeling separate and alone or when standing at a crossroads in life. Faerie Cross is best used when you have the opportunity to commune in a quiet and unhurried time during your day, or before sleep to invite dream quests.

Faerie Cross is available in an internal formula or as a spray. The spray is an uplifting and calming blend that includes essential oils of rose otto, rose geranium, palma rosa, bergamot, and clary sage, with subtle notes of fir, vetiver, and sandalwood.

This essence was made with guidance from Orion Foxwood’s Faery Sight Oil made from an old family recipe handed down to Orion, a seer, teacher and author.  To learn more about Orion Foxwood, his books, and the House of Brigh apprenticeship training, please visit House of Brigh at www.orionfoxwood.com.

Faery Sight Oil is made by Susan Diamond, the owner and proprietress of The Serpent’s Kiss Magick Shop & Botanica in Santa Cruz CA.  Please visit her website for more information about her wonderful shop and products including Orion Foxwood’s Faery Sight Oil, or events at the Crossroads Community Space www.serpents-kiss.com.

“Oh Holy Guardian that stands at the threshold of the elements, open wide for me the hidden ways of magic that dwell in the secret spaces between the seen and unseen...” - Orion Foxwood,  The Tree of Enchantment, Ancient Wisdom and Magic Practices of the Faery Tradition.

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Solis Manifestation (Keyword = Manifestation)

Solis Manifestation was made under the radiance of a Leo sun to facilitate forward movement. Like the height of summer, this fiery ally is a catalyst for action. Activator energy springs forward and aids in the manifestation of abundance through the embodiment of the Divine Masculine principle. Use to animate, activate, anchor, honor and express your deepest desires for the highest good, be they wealth of spirit, healing, a creative project or a relationship that wishes to flourish. Helps both men and women sustain a positive active/ yang energy to commit to the task at hand and counteract procrastination and hesitation. The sky (and sun!) is the limit ! 

The spray has a spicy and uplifting kick to it which includes essential oils of orange, frankincense, patchouli, clove, ginger, myrrh, cinnamon and spruce. If pregnant, we suggest choosing the internal formula as some of the essential oils are contraindicated during pregnancy. Internal formula contains a bit of almond extract for flavor.

Solis Manifestation along with its receptive/yin counterpart essence Empress Moon make a Powerful Pairing we call Divine Union. Like two lovers, they join together as an alchemical sacred union. This pair of essences harmonizes the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine within self or in a relationship. Use together to ground your intention with purpose and passion.

The name for this essence was inspired by one of the Faerie Oracles in Brian Froud and Jessica Macbeth's The Faerie's Oracle. Solus appeared during the making of this solar essence to lend his wisdom and guidance. An online version of this oracle is available at World of Froud.

"I LOVE Solis Manifestation. I use it when I wake up in the morning. It has a beautiful scent and I like how it sets the tone for how I want to move forward into my day...with a sense of creativity and openess to abundance. Speaking of abundance, I sprayed Solis around my artwork and display at an art faire I exhibited in and sold 6 paintings that weekend. How's that for manifesting!" ~ R.S., Artist

"Solis chases the fatiguels away!" ~ Stars in Jars creators

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Empress Moon  (Keyword = Nurturing)

This essence was made during a full moon in July under the sign of Cancer. A wonderful support during times of initiations and transitions; to honor all moon cycles personal or planetary, and the Divine Feminine. A great ally for extra nourishing, inward gazing and rebirthing. The dropper formula can be imbibed or be used in bathing rituals. The spray formula is complemented by essential oils said to enhance femininity and grace; frankincense, ylang ylang, sandalwood, orange and jasmine. Spray yourself, a loved one, or your environment and be immersed in a shimmering ocean of stars! 

Empress Moon together with Solis Manifestation are a Powerful Pairing we call Divine Union. Like two lover's, they join together as an alchemical sacred union. Solis Manifestation (made during the sign of Leo, August's featured essence) was made intentionally to be the masculine solar/fire balance to the feminine lunar/water qualities of the Empress. Together, this pair of essences harmonizes the Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine within self or in a relationship. Can be used to bless yourself or a beloved with beauty, adoration and grace and ground your union into a manifest form.

"Empress moon is a favorite. If I am feeling a little low during my monthly cycle, I spray Empress Moon all over and it feels like I have just received a cool, gentle embrace lifting me up and comforting me." ~ R.A., Attorney

For those of you interested in astrology, read on about the powerful influence of the Cardinal Grand Cross which began this summer on June 21st.

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Solstice Lightning Storm  (Keyword = Grounding)

Solstice Lightning Storm was made in El Dorado Forest, California on a Summer Solstice as a powerful lightning storm was gathering. This essence brings an energetic realignment at the cellular level. Like lightning, it grounds out unnecessary and disharmonious energies and clears the aura of static energy. A good essence for gathering the pieces after trauma, catastrophe, or accidents, whether personal, environmental or global.

Available as internal formula or spray. The spray formula contains a blend of the following essential oils; basil, cardamom, rosemary, peppermint, rosewood, geranium, lemon, palmarosa, ylang ylang, bergamot, Roman chamomile, jasmine and palo santo. Please note: the healing intention of the essence as well as some essential oils in the spray blend are contraindicated for use during pregnancy. 

During the month of June, Stars in Jars Essences donated 20% of proceeds from sales of our Featured Essence to Matter of Trust, a local non-profit organization working in innovative ways to clean the waters from the oil cataclysm in the Gulf of Mexico as well as other places in need.

"The mission of Matter of Trust is to Link ideas, spark action and materialize sustainable systems. We like to mimick how Mother Nature integrates enduring cycles and provides access to necessities in abundance. We concentrate on manmade surplus, natural surplus and eco-educational programs. The results are worthwhile, common sensical and often enchanting."

“We are Water Babies. Do not to forget to say thank you every day for the water you drink, the water you bathe in. Without our Mother water we would not survive.” 
~ Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim, Takelma Siletz, Oregon, Grandmother's Council.

"To walk in balance and support change, we need to find our way into more positive and beautiful dreams for the planet." ~ Meg Beeler, Shamanic Practitioner.

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Kachina Woman  (Keyword = Balance)

Kachina Woman celebrates female vitality and harmonizes the womb. She brings balance to reproductive issues, fibroids, PMS, or other conditions associated with a woman's cycles*. She is the wild woman in each of us, power-filled and capable of strong magic. For whenever you need to stoke the fire of creativity or sexual energy and wish to dance naked with the moonlight, sunlight and shadows. She helps to free you of energies that are no longer yours to carry, including ancestral wounds. We suggest you hold your intention for healing and wholeness as you work with this essence.

The essence was made at Boyton Canyon Vortex in Sedona among the wind twisted spiraling junipers. The energy there is said to strengthen masculine/feminine energies or yin/yang balance and legend has it that it is the place where the first woman mated with the sun to start the human race. Now that's some strong juju!

Available as an internal formula or spray. The internal formula contains a bit of Damiana and vanilla extract for extra potency. The spray is complemented by the following essential oils; Juniper, Basil, Geranium, Clary Sage and Jasmine which are said to balance the reproductive system.

*Always seek advice from a healthcare professional concerning any symptoms or medical condition. Vibrational remedies are a beneficial healing modality that may be used to complement medical treatment.

Learn more about Beltane and its origins.
Learn more about Sedona's Energy Vortexes

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Mercury Retrograde Remedy

A fabulous remedy to have in your toolbox for times when things get out of whack. This essence helps align one to the pace that Mercury takes during a retrograde cycle so that we are able to remain calm, grounded, and patient in the face of challenging circumstances associated with communication and time. Re-sets our pace and allows us to slow down and flow with Mercury’s rhythms. Re-minds us to re-align, re-view and re-consider.

Spray in all areas where communication or transactions of any kind are taking place, when thinking needs to be precise and words well chosen. Some suggested uses include; business meetings, important conversations, interviews, court dates, speeches, signing contracts (if you must!), before committing to new projects. Also effective when completing a cycle or project, as a retrograde cycle is an optimum time to finish projects already underway.

This essence was made using rainwater during a powerful retrograde cycle under the influence of a full moon lunar eclipse, available exclusively as a spray formula. We use a soothing essential oil combination of rare Neroli, grounding Vetiver, uplifting Orange and touches of Sandalwood, Petigrain and Frankincense. So take a breather from the fast pace, and remember you can always reschedule the important stuff for when mercury goes direct.

To learn more about Mercury Retrograde and its effects, please visit the websites of our dear astrology friends:
AstroBarry www.astrobarry.com 
Fern Feto Spring wisestars.net

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