We took a look at alchemy and discovered that most of the principals were focused on the medicinal and spiritual uses of plants. Men and women long ago found that the green world of nature provided more than food -it also endowed us with amazing flavors and aromas. Essential Oils hold the life force and vibrational energy of the plants from which they came, and these simple aspects of plants not only enrich our everyday lives, they touch our souls and spiritual formation as well.
Aligning plants and the soul, aromatic alchemy can bring the power of nature to our spiritual and mystical practices. With the ability to bring memories and past feelings to our awareness, aromatics are essential in accessing other realities. Essential Oils can bring that special part of who we are into existence, making us whole and in many cases healing us too.
Essential Oil~ Patchouli: Alchemical Leaf Properties
Zodiac- Aquarius, Capricorn, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo
Solar System- Mars, Saturn
Elements- Air, Earth
- enhance awareness
- dreamwork, divination
- promotes balance, concentration, inspiration, and creativity
- enhance overall security
- attract and strengthen love and protection
- increase passion, lust, and desire
Zodiac- Aries, Capricorn, Leo
Solar System- Jupiter, Mercury, Sun
Goddesses- Aphrodite, Venus
Gods- Asclepeus, Dionysus, Helios, Ra
Either they are somewhat liquid or viscous, certified practitioners think of resins, gums, and oleoresins as the lifeblood of plants supplying vitality and governing healing. In aromatic alchemy, resins embody spirituality and help us by tapping into a level of energy for a prosperous focal point. Resin Essential Oils can also add vigor to the energy and growth properties of leaves. They also introduce an element of control, useful when creating an attraction, especially sexual.
Actively present under the earth, roots are the most natural plant part for grounding energy and providing stability and strength. Symbolizing longevity, aromatic alchemy alongside root oils keeps us grounded as we seek our true purpose in life and lend stability. Root Essential Oils is extremely helpful during psychic or astral work, and post ritual grounding of energy. They offer access to the spiritual plane, useful in connection with ancestors or spirits.
Essential Oil~ Ginger: Alchemical Root Properties
- purifies personal and emotional energy
- success in attracting money or a lover
- aids in relationship and sexuality imbalances
- stimulate vitality bringing stability, longevity, and general well-being
- corresponds with beauty, courage, inspiration, memories, and secrets.
Zodiac- Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Scorpio
Solar System- Mars, Moon
Elements- Earth, Fire
Seeds, Kernels and Nuts
In aromatic alchemy, seeds represent the turn of the year as the wheel that balances the duality of the world. The magical characteristics of seeds furthermore include cycles, changes, transition, and beginnings. Seed Essential Oils relate powerfully to the attraction of the heart, covering the range from affection to attraction, desire, lust, and passion. From the tiny acorn comes the mighty oak. Utilize the ability of seed oils with high esteem for tradition.
Essential Oil~ Borage: Alchemical Seed Properties
- Aids in healing from destructive relationships
- Inner purification
- Boost Courage
- Initiating changes that bring balance and happiness
- Influential in beginnings, cycles, and money
- Angles protection
- Expand awareness
Zodiac- Gemini, Leo, Pisces, Sagittarius
Solar System- Jupiter
Element: Air, Fire
Parts of plants and their respective Essential Oils also interrelate to the alchemical elements:
Air- Leaves, Flowers
Water- Fruit, Resins
Earth- Roots, Wood, Bark, Twigs, and Leaves
Essential Oils, made from plants has hundreds of compounds in it. So if anybody asks you what will that oil do, you can give them the alchemist point of view on its medicinal or spiritual properties through the natural occurrences of Aromatic Alchemy.
Until the Very Next Point in time,
Be Well & Heal in Peace…Peace!!!
Written by: Shaw Nee Janelle
Shaw Nee Janelle is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Health & Wellness Consultant, Author of “The Traditional Modalities for Healing” manual available on Amazon.com, Blogger & Owner of www.realitynconsciousness.com. In her blogs, she enjoys writing inspirational tips on Holistic Health, Affirmations, therapeutic Self-Care, Afrikan Spirituality, Sexual Abuse Awareness and more. She also loves travel, fitness, reading, and creating new vegan recipes
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