In Biodynamic Agriculture we plant according to the constellations. What does that mean? It means that the planets above us and around us, influence our emotions, spirit, and physicality, much like the planets influence the seedlings, the earth and the seas.
Each constellation affects a part of the plant, root, seed, fruit and leaf. When we harvest according to such influences, we harvest at the time when the plant has the most therapeutic properties on the leaf, fruit, seed, root or flower.
So for me, when I read about the influences of say a mercury retrograde in capricorn and aquarius, I know I can rely on certain plants to support say deepening my roots to abide and be present to all that is circling in my present reality. There will be plants, or oils that will support steadying myself so I may support a steady world. There will be plant intelligences that will support me in staying strong so I do not give my power away. Some flowers that will strengthen my capacities to see what part I am taking in the problem I am facing, and the vulnerability to forgive myself for doing so.
This particular January 2016 mercury retrograde in the planets I have mentioned, will give us plenty time to revisit, re-structure and re-direct, re-lease that which no longer supports the new structures to seed our future.
So which blend is for your at this time? Here is a list that covers a wide array for a new way of holding yourself in this lovely life: