The La Tierra Sagrada ONE TIME RITUAL
NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS- Grounding Hair Rinse for the Holiday Season
Welcome to the New Moon in Sagittarius!
Ruled by Jupiter, Sagittarius comes with all of the joy and expansiveness this large planet has to offer!!This new moon is a time to congratulate yourself for all of the hard work you just went through in Scorpio. We did all the work in Scorpio to let go of pain and trauma from the past and rise from the ashes, moving forward into the Sagittarius expansiveness to envision something more potent, powerful and enlightening. Now is the time to turn your focus from those deep emotional waters, to the lightness and JOY of Sagittarius. This energy is tapping into our inner truth and knowledge. It is awakening our intuition while expanding our consciousness. This moon invites us to reflect with all that we have experienced in 2018. Moving towards the solstice, this is a wonderful time to reflect on the year and what it is we might be wanting to call in for 2019.
This month we will be moving from internal to external in a more uplifting way. This window in time allows us to transform our day to day mundane lives into the expansive, limitless beings we truly are!
Planting seeds of intention with Sagittarius's powerful lunation will help us attain our limitless capacities. Aim big! Sag is a fire sign represented by an archer. He reminds us to focus deeply on where we want to direct our arrow of intention. This moon marks the point of the tip of the arrow. Where do you want to aim for the year ahead?
With the holiday season ahead of us, we have the ability to be distracted by all of the holiday parties, gatherings, and uplifting energy of Sagittarius. Most of us will be surrounded by friends, family and loved ones up until the New Moon in Capricorn. So, I thought I'd share one of my favorite hair rituals as a way to bring a wave of grounding over each of us during this very open time!
Working with herbs is the easiest direct connection we have to nature. Especially for those of us living in cities.
Whether we use them in a form of medicine, tea or hair rinse, herbs are the quickest way to connect and ground our energy during this busy season.
I always recommend that you choose herbs that you feel called to work with.
I use Lavender and Rosemary in all of my hair rinses as well as almost all La Tierra Sagrada products due to their ability to sooth and balance the scalp and add shine to the hair.
There are many other powerful herbs that can strengthen the hair, increase hair growth and condition the hair.
I will be using the New Moon Hair Rinse created by Whitney of Canyon and the Moon.
Her blend is:
Blessed Thistle: Which promotes Scalp Health
Horsetail: Mineral rich herb that strengthens weak, brittle, damaged hair, giving it vitality and shine. It improves elasticity of the hair and is a useful remedy for dandruff, eczema and psoriasis. This herb promotes circulation which nourishes and strengthens hair follicles, aiding in hair growth.
Lavandin Flower: Adds shine, stimulates hair follicles, nourishes and soothes scalp irritations and moisturizes hair.
Oatstraw: Is an herbal source of silica and magnesium which promotes scalp health and stimulates hair growth.
Calendula: Is rich in minerals and antioxidants. Calendula promoted strength and healthy hair from increasing collagen production and circulation in the scalp.
Nettles: Stimulates the hair follicle and improves blood circulation in the scalp. When used topically on the hair, it coats a layer onto the hair, adding protection and preventing breakage.
Burdock: Burdock root stimulates hair growth by improving blood circulation in the scalp. It can help maintain a healthy scalp by treating dandruff, dry scalp, irritation and other scalp disorders.
And her steps are..
Set your intentions- For this particular moon, focus deeply on what it is you want to call in. What ways can you allow yourself to expand? Where do you want to aim your arrow of intent? Now is the time to call in your manifestations for this lunation.
Brew the Tea for your hair- Boil and allow to to come to room temp. I add a palm full of herbs to a pot, and fill with filtered water. I bring to boil and allow the herbs to sit for a 20 minutes. (Overnight if you want more potency).
Whitney recommends using a reusable tea pouch and then pouring the water into a heat safe container. Steep for 10 minutes or leave longer for a stronger brew. Either way you choose to do this ritual, allow the water to cool to a safe warm temperature. (This tea can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week).
Let your hair soak in the love- For ultimate grounding, taking a bath is my preference, so you can soak in the herbs after pouring the rinse. No need to wash out of the hair after, as the herbs are the rinse to seal in the hair.
Take a moment of gratitude- Allow yourself to feel the grounding of this sweet ritual and take a deep breath.
Once you are complete with your bath. Collect the herbs and make an offering to the Earth.
With this offering, envision planting seeds of optimism for the month ahead!
Additional Herbs for rinses
**If you decide to make your own blend, and decide to do bulk, add ingredients to a quart size jar with lid.
Shake it up well, and using about a handful of herbs each time for regular rinses.
This is also a wonderful DIY gift to share with your loved ones this holiday season!