Last time we started our discussion of solutions and mixtures and cool stuff like that. Today we are going to talk about bonds and bond strengths. Why do you care? Because as medicine makers we are breaking bonds and re-making bonds of molecules that are going to cause an action. We are going to put plants in stuff to draw out their properties to facilitate healing. We are going to use our GSBs to make new and exciting healing discoveries. So, off we go!
First lets get the definition of chemical bonds. According to Kahn Academy; "Chemical bonds hold molecules together and create temporary connections that are essential to life. Types of chemical bonds include covalent, ionic, hydrogen bonds and London dispersion forces." In my opinion an excellent definition. So, now on to types of bonds.
We will check these out one by one, so we can understand how they pertain to our art of herbalism.
Covalent bonds: the "official" definition from my chemistry book "A covalent bond is the additional force of attraction that results form valence electrons being shared between two nuclei. The bond holds molecules together."
Todays card of the day is The Queen of Swords, and is brought to you by the Sun Moon Tarot.
The Queen brings Justice, Righteousness and truth today. Her sword cuts deep yet fine. Time to excise that which no longer fits. The sword points to Truth and Justice; advice and clarification.
The butterflies as we have previously discussed are showing us we are on the correct path, and they also represent change. This type of change is transformative in nature not superficial. You are not getting a face lift, you are getting a life lift. This is not about something being done for you or to you, You are doing this for yourself and by yourself,
The mask off to the side represents honesty and transparency. We must be transparent with ourselves and others in order to move forward. Masks no longer cut it.
This is a strong card to stand on. A warriors card. This is not a touchy feely emotional card.
Now is the time to be ruthless, Cut away that which is no longer growing corn in your life. Make your goals clear, be honest and without opinion. Call it like you see it, with honesty and precision. The energy is supportive for this at this time.
This card is not about bitchy, this card is about assertive. The shadow of this card is bitchy, heartless and cruelty. Honesty can be served cold and cuttinly and with cruelty. That is the shadow of the queen.
It takes a lot of courage to be honest. Many people don't want to hear it. It can be a heavy burden, but one that needs to be borne for at least a while.
One of my favorite sayings is "if you don't know where you are, you cant get to where you are going". Honesty is the only way to know where you are.
Enjoy the cooler weather here in the Great Midwest. I am available to do reiki in your home or mine. PM me for an appointment. Reiki before bed is delicious! Reiki on your day off is truly self care! Mamma Moon will come and make tea! ~Mamma Moon
Good Morning! Todays card of the day is brought to you by the Sun Moon Tarot and is the Prince of Pentacles
The Prince is here to ensure that we are successful in business. The prince is all about new business endeavors and is willing to lend his energy to be sure that we have great success! Are you thinking about starting a new business? Are you taking your current business in a new and exciting way? (Like Mamma Moon Herbals and Designs)? Well the prince of pentacles is at your service.
The prince brings the grounded and structured orderly energy to the mix. He also brings resolve to set and reach new goals in an orderly fashion.
The Bull represents order and groundedness (earth energy). The chariot represents movement forward in a measured pace, and the globe represents exploring new ways and means. Now is an auspicious time to begin a new project.
Attention must be paid to details, responsibility and be meticulous. Cross the t's and dot the i's. Now is the time to take charge of your own business, be meticulous and persevere, your efforts will be rewarded.
I felt like more needed to be said about this card so I did a little research, this is what I found:
"You have established that you need routine and careful planning if you are to achieve your goals. It may not necessarily be a very interesting or exciting period but at least you know you are on the right path to achieving your goals. Even if you are growing weary and tempted to quit, this Knight beckons you to keep at it, keep grinding away at it and you will eventually see success. Keep your promises and stay true to your commitments."
I highlighted what jumped out at me. I think we have had some recent cards that talked about being on the right path and looking for butterflies to show us the way. So keep after it, you are killin' it; I can tell.
I just wanted to mention that I will be available for Reiki Sessions, Transformational Breathwork and Tarot/Shadow readings by appointment. I come to you or you can come to me. Please message me for more info and pricing.
Good afternoon! Today's card is brought to you by the Universal Wisdom Oracle cards and is Love. The keywords are: I Am.
This card asks us to consider our relationships with ourselves, others and the Universe.
Close your eyes and consider the relationship you have with yourself. Then consider the relationships you have with your family. Then consider the relationships with lovers, then friends, then acquaintances, then with people on the street in an ever widening circle until you are considering your relationship to the Universe. Do you see holes in your relationships? Do these issues carry through to other relationships to self? Nature? Try to feel the life force of a blade of grass, the wind, a butterfly. We are all connected, we are all affected,
This is a wholly appropriate card for today after the horrific events in Las Vegas last night. We all need to check in on our connectedness. How we are connected to each other.
This card speaks to oneness and wholeness; a thing lost in modern days. We are one people. We are all affected by this shooting in some way or another. So, we are going to do a small meditation together.
Close your eyes, big deep breath in from your diaphragm, Hold for a 5 count....5, 4, 3, 2, 1,,,,and release through pursed lips. As you release the breath allow your shoulders to drop and your neck to elongate, let gravity push you into your chair.
Now feel the lifeforce of all that is. Some hear it as a rumble, some feel it as a whisper of air...how do you experience it? Feel the trees, earth, and wind. Know that their lifeforce mingles with yours and truly we are one. As you breathe so does nature and the universe. "Feel yourself in Unison with all nature and whisper; I Am."
Namaste my friends on this incredibly sad and horrific day. Love one another, look after each other. ~Mamma Moon
Welcome to the Mamma Moon Blog.
We discuss Herbs, the Science of Herbs and Aromatherapy. I also draw a Card of the Day.
Grab a cup of tea or wine and enjoy. Feel free to participate. ~Mamma Moon